Satellites see big fishing’s footprint on the high seas | The Baltimore Sun

Source: Satellites see big fishing’s footprint on the high seas | The Baltimore Sun, by Seth Borenstein (Associated Press)

Also/Alternative: Satellite images show big fishing’s footprint across the globe, by Seth Borenstein (Associated Press)

Five countries — China, Spain, Taiwan, Japan and South Korea — were responsible for 85 percent of high seas fishing.

What is the Last Question? – The EDGE

Source: What is the Last Question? – The EDGE Question–2018 | Edge.org, by John Brockman, Editor, Edge

For the 50th anniversary of “The World Question Center,” and for the finale to the twenty years of Edge Questions, I turned it over to the Edgies:

“Ask ‘The Last Question,’ your last question, the question for which you will be remembered.”

Many pages of excellent questions from some very bright people.

Solving Minesweeper, by Magnus Hoff

Source: Solving Minesweeper and making it better, by Magnus Hoff (2015)

By implementing a full solver for Minesweeper, we were able to develop a variant of the game that gets rid of the bane of Minesweeper; when you risk losing the game randomly after you have invested time and thought into solving almost all of the board. This version is different from the original only in the situations that would require random guessing, so I would suggest that this version is strictly more fun than the original game.

Automating Minesweeper into a game of chance, then backing up a step and removing chance while leaving multi-square logic unsolved.