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Awkward's Humour and Sillies - DOS One Liners

All wiyht. Rho sritched mg kegtops awound?<p>Error: Keyboard not attached. Press F1 to continue.<p>"640K ought to be enough for anybody." - Bill Gates, 1981<p>…

Bill Gates

Leaf Is A “Plug N’ Plant” Box To Automatically Grow Pot In Your Home

Marijuana is a sticky subject. Twenty-three states (and D.C) have legalized some form of medical use, but possession, growth and distribution are still illegal in the majority of the United States.<p>However, as is the case with most new industries, slow regulation hasn’t stopped innovation.<p>Leaf, a …

Watch a swarm of drones build a rope bridge

A swarm of quadcopters has been programmed to autonomously build a secure rope bridge that can support human weight.<p>Research on the use of drones in search-and-rescue situations is ongoing, but there's no denying that the small, lightweight aerial vehicles have potential.<p>New research by a team at …

Ultrathin 'invisibility cloak' can match any background

In the movie "Predator," an alien uses a cloaking device to hide in plain sight, but the effect is far from perfect: The alien's attempt to conceal itself is thwarted by distortions of light bending around it. Now, researchers have built an ultrathin "invisibility cloak" that gets around this …

Nanotech

10 Reasons to love SQLAlchemy

I've seen some bashing of ORMs of late, which I think is totally undeserved. I'm a big fan of SQLAlchemy; I use it in most of my projects, and have …

This seal is surfing on a humpback whale like it's NBD

The hottest new form of seal transportation in Australia is humpback whales.<p>This enterprising seal was caught hitching a ride on the back of a …

Cognitive Science

Creating a Web App From Scratch Using Python Flask and MySQL: Part 2

In the previous part of this series, we saw how to get started with Python Flask and MySQL and implemented the user registration portion of our …

Stop using tail -f (mostly)

I still see a lot of people using tail -f to monitor files that are changing, mostly log files. If you are one of them, let me show you a better …

Vim

First baby born from IVF technique which eliminates inherited disease

A pioneering IVF technique allows babies at risk from inherited illnesses to be born free of disease<p>The first baby has been born in Europe from a new IVF procedure that checks embryos for devastating genetic disorders.<p>Lucas Meagu was at high risk of inheriting a rare form of muscular dystrophy …

Genetics

The Simple, Elegant Algorithm That Makes Google Maps Possible

Edsger W. Dijkstra’s short solution to a bottomless complexity.<p>​ Algorithms are a science of cleverness. A natural manifestation of logical reasoning—​mathematical induction, in particular—a good algorithm is like a fleeting, damning snapshot into the very soul of a problem. A jungle of properties …

Mathematics

This router hack is injecting ads and porn into random websites

A new strain of malware is using routers to inject ads and pornography into websites, according to a report from Ara Labs. Once a router is compromised, the malware will load third-party content onto almost any website visited by the user. The attack alternates between loading ads and directly …

What steps do you take to secure a Debian server?

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Debian

How to make a Flask blog in one hour or less

For fun, I thought I'd write a post describing how to build a blog using Flask, a Python web-framework. Building a blog seems like, along with …

Python Programming

Online Learning Service Platzi Wants To Teach You Useful Tech Skills

A couple of things about online learning service Platzi immediately set it apart from the other companies in Y Combinator’s latest batch. First, it is from Latin America — Colombia to be precise. Second, it is profitable. That’s right, it’s already making money.<p>Online learning is hardly a new …

Drones Could Use Lasers To Find Unexploded Bombs

The opposite of bombing<p>Long after the rifles of war are silent, danger still lurks in old battlefields. Some unexploded bombs are left behind deliberately, in minefields that once had tactical importance but were later rendered strategically irrelevant by shifting front lines. Others result from …

Learning How to Practice Medicine—Virtually

Yale is poised to join the list of top-tier universities now offering online master’s programs. Will these initiatives work?<p><i>Updated on March 20, 2015</i><p>Physicians assistants are highly paid medical professionals who provide a lot of the same healthcare services that doctors do. They take patient …

Higher Education

Google’s Places API for Android and iOS lets developers add better location pickers to their apps

Google has launched its Places API for Android and opened a beta program for it on iOS today. It will allow developers to add better location pickers to their apps, so users can specify where they are with real place names instead of latitudes and longitudes.<p>The new API brings a range of features …

Apps

Capturing mouse click events with Python and OpenCV

By onMarch 9, 2015 in Image Processing, Tutorials<p>Being raised on the east coast of the United States I guess I should be used to the snow by now — …

Python Programming

Finally! A Flying Car Could Go On Sale As Soon As 2017

It’s the future promised to us by the Jetsons, “Back To The Future” and even as far back as Jules Verne: Finally after decades of dreaming and waiting, a company has plans to make a flying car commercially available to the public within 24 months.<p>Last year, Slovakian company AeroMobil unveiled its …

Jules Verne

How OnePlus One's Marketing Strategy Made it So Desirable

It’s relatively new, and you can get it by invitation only.<p>It’s the smartphone that’s managed to dominate the market in a very short amount of time, an impressive feat accomplished largely due to a clever marketing plan. OnePlus One has earned the title as the new king of mid-range smartphones, and …

Marketing

The Efficient Frontier: Markowitz portfolio optimization in Python

Authors: Dr. Thomas Starke, David Edwards, Dr. Thomas Wiecki<p>Introduction<p>In this blog post you will learn about the basic idea behind Markowitz …

Jupyter Notebook Viewer

Kalman and Bayesian Filters in Python<p>Table of Contents¶<p>Motivation behind writing the book. How to download and read the book. Requirements for …

Data Science

ML Pitfalls: Measuring Performance (Part 1)

ML Pitfalls: Measuring Performance (Part 1)

Data Science

Create a Website That Self-Destructs When Google Indexes It

You know we’re dealing with something unusual when we write about a site that we can’t actually link to anymore. Unindexed was an experiment by Matthew Rothberg that created a website which continuously searched Google for itself.<p>When the site finally discovered itself in the search results, it was …

GitHub

After 3 Years And $64M In Seed Funding, Onshape Launches The Mother Of All Products

Behind every product is a product, almost invariably a computer-aided design (CAD) software package known as Solidworks. If you are a designer and want to draft a belt buckle for a new handbag, you have to use this software to carefully extrude the metal contours so that it is ready for …

How To Get Your Own Email Newsletter Off The Ground

Email newsletters are back in a big way. Starting your own is a great way to build an audience for yourself or a company and offers a way to personally reach people in a place that they’re most likely to read: their Inbox.<p>This post will take a look at how to start your own email newsletter, from my …

Marketing

The Evolution Of The Browser

<b>Editor’s note:</b> <i>Karl Mattson is vice president of international at Maxthon.</i><p>The browser wars have always been cyclical, moving from periods of monoculture dominated by one or two browsers to periods of comparative competition characterized by multiple, strong, second-tier browsers and a growing list …