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Handmade Hero

What <i>is</i> Handmade Hero?<p><i>Handmade Hero</i> is an ongoing project to create a complete, professional-quality game accompanied by videos that explain every …

Programming

Open Source Game Clones

SCUMM # Adventure Compilation<p>▶ScummVM (repo) Playable Very Active C++ GPL2<p>List of supported games is here<p>3D Deathchase # Racing Vehicular …

Trump's New Obamacare Killer to Cost Uncle Sam $194 Billion

President Donald Trump is halting some Obamacare subsidies. A big money saver for taxpayers, right? Wrong. The move could actually force the …

Insurance

Surprise! The Federal Government Spends More On Housing Assistance For The Rich Than Housing Assistance For The Poor.

In 2015, the federal government spent about $71 billion on the Mortgage Interest Deduction (MID) tax credit, more than twice the $29.9 billion it …

Housing

Trump goes to war against his own country's health care system

Donald Trump’s executive order yesterday on health care policy threatens to do real harm to the individual marketplace, pushing costs higher on those …

Health Care

Trump Sabotages Obamacare by Ending Subsidies That Help Lower Costs

The Trump administration announced late Thursday night that it would no longer provide key health insurance subsidies that are intended to keep costs …

Health Care

Trump Will Reportedly Cut Vital Obamacare Subsidy, Potentially Throwing Marketplaces into Upheaval

What a guy.<br>MANDEL NGAN/AFP/Getty Images President Trump appears to be on the verge of fully sabotaging Obamacare with <i>Politico</i> reporting Thursday that …

ObamaCare

Roy Moore signed resolution in 2010 supporting states' rights to void federal law

<b>(CNN) —</b> Roy Moore, the Republican nominee in Alabama's Senate election, signed onto a resolution in 2010 affirming the right of states to nullify, or void, federal law, CNN's KFile has found.<p>"We pledge to limit and restrain all federal government exercise of power that exceeds in any way the plain …

Equality

NRA opposes legislation banning bump stocks

The National Rifle Association (NRA) on Thursday said it opposes legislation in both the House and the Senate that would ban the use of bump stocks, …

Gun Control

Pelosi urges new law to limit president's use of nuclear weapons

House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) is pressing Congress to bar the president from using nuclear weapons unless the United States is …

Nuclear

Washington Post source: Trump ‘threw a fit’ over Iran deal

President Trump reportedly "threw a fit" in mid-July as his top advisers made their case to stick with the Obama-era Iran nuclear deal."He threw a …

Iran

Rand Paul defends Trump's use of executive order: He's not creating new law

Sen. Rand Paul (R-Ky.) defended President Trump's use of an executive order on Thursday, after Republicans previously criticized former President …

Rand Paul

FCC head silent on Trump comment about pulling broadcast licenses

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A suggestion by President Donald Trump that a U.S. regulator pull broadcast licenses from TV networks over what Trump calls “fake news” has been met by silence from the watchdog’s head Ajit Pai, who has a history of defending free speech rights.<p>Pai, who was reconfirmed last …

U.S. House of Representatives

Jared Kushner Hid One of His Companies On A Disclosure Form — Then Profited

A lawmaker is calling for Jared Kushner's security clearance to be revoked say he "enriched himself" by omitting from his initial White House …

Donald Trump

Sen Paul defends Trump's use of exec order

Senator Rand Paul told Jake Tapper that President Trump's use of an executive order to dismantle parts of Obamacare is different.

Elections

Hospital group warns Trump's executive order could weaken insurance markets

The largest hospital association warned that an executive order signed by President Trump on Thursday could destabilize insurance markets and make …

Health Care

Evangelical conservatives are proving their harshest critics right

For years, Democrats accused Christian conservatives of being closet theocrats, seeking to impose Christianity on the country and refusing to accept, let alone embrace, American diversity. That was a generalization, but it turned out to be more true than not.<p>The evangelical defense of President …

Religion

69 Republicans vote against aid for Puerto Rico, other disaster sites

Legislation to provide $36.5 billion in aid for communities affected by recent wildfires and hurricanes, including Puerto Rico, secured widespread …

Puerto Rico

Ryan: Feds have duty to help Puerto Rico

Speaker Paul Ryan (R-Wis.) argued that the federal government has a responsibility to provide personnel and aid to the hurricane-ravaged island …

Caribbean

'Are they playing that for you or for me?': Trump appears confused about military tradition during interview with Sean Hannity

President Donald Trump appeared confused about a longstanding military tradition on Wednesday night.<p>While speaking with Fox News' Sean Hannity at an Air National Guard hangar in Middletown, Pennsylvania, Trump paused as loudspeakers began playing the tune, "Retreat," in the distance.<p>It's part of a …

Donald Trump

After NFL Controversy, Trump Forgets To Stand For Military Flag-Lowering Ceremony, Talks Through It Instead

Donald Trump has made repeated attacks on NFL players who refuse to stand during the national anthem, but critics said Trump is guilty of doing just …

Donald Trump

Trump seems ready to pull aid from Puerto Rico. He took a different tone with Texas and Florida.

<b>Washington (CNN) —</b> President Donald Trump said Thursday morning that the United States cannot aid hurricane ravaged Puerto Rico "forever," offering the island territory a dramatically different level of commitment than he extended Texas and Florida after hurricanes rocked each of those …

Caribbean

Docker, Spring Boot and JAVA_OPTS

While adjusting some environment variables recently, I came across an odd issue with Docker, Spring Boot and JAVA_OPTS. JAVA_OPTS comes from the …

DevOps

Trump risks U.S. credibility by walking away from Iran agreement

President Trump appears to have decided not to certify that “it is in the national security interest of the United States” to stay in the Joint …

Iran

Congress Is Investigating Trump Campaign’s Voter Targeting Firm as Part of the Russia Probe

CEO of Cambridge Analytica Alexander Nix gives a talk in New York before the 2016 election.Bryan Bedde/Getty Images The federal investigation of …

Censorship

Ed Gillespie Is Attempting a Trump Maneuver in Virginia

Under different circumstances—say, with Hillary Clinton in the White House—Republican Ed Gillespie might have been a favorite for the Virginia …

Elections

Introducing Gluon: a new library for machine learning from AWS and Microsoft | Amazon Web Services

<b>Post by Dr. Matt Wood</b><p>Today, AWS and Microsoft announced Gluon, a new open source deep learning interface which allows developers to more easily and …

Machine Learning

Twitter Bots Distorted the 2016 Election—Including Many Likely From Russia

The day Donald Trump was elected president, nearly 2,000 Twitter accounts that had pumped out pro-Trump messages in the run-up to the vote suddenly …

Social Media

Trump threatens to abandon Puerto Rico recovery effort

President Trump served notice Thursday that he may pull back federal workers from Puerto Rico, effectively threatening to abandon the U.S. territory amid a humanitarian crisis in the aftermath of Hurricane Maria.<p>“Electric and all infrastructure was disaster before hurricanes. Congress to decide how …

Puerto Rico

Trump Threatens to Pull FEMA and Military Out of Puerto Rico

President Donald Trump lashed out at Puerto Rico, where 84 percent of the territory remains without power after Hurricane Maria, warning residents on …

Donald Trump