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Cloudflare 的 CEO 將被傳喚說明濫用權力

Cloudflare 的 CEO Matthew Prince,將會被法院傳喚說明 Cloudflare 在沒有收到法院傳票的情況下就終止服務的原因,以及一直不肯在沒有法院傳票的情況下移除盜版網站的 policy:「Cloudflare CEO Has to Explain Lack of Pirate Site Terminations」。

預期會有兩件事情被拿出來訊問,第一件是推廣新納粹主義以及白人優越主義The Daily Stormer 被主動終止服務:

In August, Cloudflare CEO Matthew Prince decided to terminate the account of controversial neo-Nazi site Daily Stormer.

第二件是終止網頁挖礦的服務:

Just a few days ago Cloudflare suspended the account of a customer for using a cryptocurrency miner. Apparently, Cloudflare classifies these miners as malware, triggering a punishment without a court order.

應該會有很精彩的結論 (對 Cloudflare 不利),來等著看戲...

在遊戲上模擬跑步的動作

從「Balls to learning how to animate, let's film some parkour!」這篇看到讓人懷念的遊戲,1989 年的《波斯王子》:

Jordan Mechner (波斯王子的作者) 用 Rotoscoping 的方式將他弟弟做這些動作的畫面拍下來,然後確保在電腦上角色的動作是順暢的:

Here's the source frames used to rotoscope the above animation. Don't let the ghostly pallor fool you! Jordan Mechner's brother is in fact quite healthy; he was altered with state-of-the-art Liquid Paper and Sharpie technology to fit the palette restrictions of the Apple II.

而波斯王子的原始程式碼在 2012 的時候也從 3.5 吋磁片上順利拉出來,放到 GitHub 上:「jmechner/Prince-of-Persia-Apple-II」。

Thanks to Jason Scott and Tony Diaz for successfully extracting the source code from a 22-year-old 3.5" floppy disk archive, a task that took most of a long day and night, and would have taken much longer if not for Tony's incredible expertise, perseverence, and well-maintained collection of vintage Apple hardware.

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