Woah! Black Holes in the Movie Interstellar

The software to create the black hole in the movie 'Interstellar' is a full implementation of Einstein's equations in 40,000 lines of C++, and rendered thousands of 23-megapixel IMAX frames on a 32,000-core render farm at about 20 core-hours per frame https://t.co/6bt87bIR9l pic.twitter.com/5olOtddvkJ — John Arundel (@bitfield) July 21, 2018 https://arxiv.org/pdf/1502.03808.pdf

Today’s Software is Terrible

Originally posted on JJJ:
Are you a software developer? I am, and everyday I’m embarrassed by my profession. Every single day, I run across some website, app, program or plugin that is egregiously broken; embarrassingly broken; 5000-developers-with-six-figure-salaries-and-free-catered-lunches-and-still-can’t-get-it-right, broken. Apps on my phone, tablet, computer, tv, and car, crash constantly, sometimes resulting in actual data loss.…