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The Donald Trump programming language is not for dummies or losers

Make coding great again<p>I have a love / hate relationship with computer programming. As the resident developer at <i>The Verge</i>, I've been living the juxtaposition of how a few lines of code can perform a task that would otherwise take dozens of human hours or how one overlooked typo can cripple a …

Donald Trump

10 of the most bizarre elections in American history

<b>(CNN) —</b> The 2000 election between Al Gore and George W. Bush is perhaps the craziest, most controversial election in U.S. history.<p>We say perhaps because we don't want to bog you down with superlatives when there have been so many truly zany moments in American elections.<p>Who could forget Howard Dean …

Government

Data Science Programming: Python vs R

<i>“Data Scientist – The Sexiest Job of 21st Century.”- Harvard Business Review</i><p>If you are already into a big data related career then you must already …

Email Encryption Is Broken

"These attacks are both readily found in the wild and pose a real threat to users."<p>Email was never designed to be private. When the Simple Mail Transfer Protocol (SMTP) was first invented, it didn't come with protections or ways to check that a message really came from where it claimed to. Those …

Information Security

Surfer stuns crowd on huge wave in Portugal

Crowds gathered to watch brave surfers take on massive waves at Praia do Norte in Nazare, Portugal.<p>Surfers have been taking to these waves as part of the World Surf League's "Big Wave Awards."<p>Professional surfer, Sebastian Steudtner, shown in the video above, entered the awards under "ride of the …

Hands-on with the brand-new Apple TV

Tomorrow, Apple opens preorders for its long-overdue Apple TV relaunch. Today, we got a closer look at the developer edition of the device.<p>Ahead of next week’s release, the Apple TV is still extremely limited. There is no gaming, no Netflix, no Siri — yet. Really, all you can do are things Apple …

Oracle's Larry Ellison: IBM and SAP were our biggest competitors but 'we no longer pay any attention' to them

As expected, he talked about cloud computing and more cloud computing.<p>Oracle, like all the classic IT vendors, is madly racing after cloud computing because business customers are going gaga for it, ditching their traditional way of buying software and hardware and renting it from companies like …

Customers

An Easy, Intuitive Tool For Making Sense Of Your Data

Tableau’s new Vizable app transforms spreadsheets into information you can actually use and understand.<p>Tableau, the Seattle-based software firm that helps major businesses make sense of their data, is now bringing its data visualization expertise to the everyday user. Their new app, Vizable, …

Data Visualization

John Oliver Rips GOP’s Oregon Shooting Reaction: ‘Worst Time to Talk About Mental Health’

The host of HBO’s Last Week Tonight slammed GOP presidential candidates for only bringing up mental health ‘as a means of steering the conversation …

The Colbert Trump

The leading GOP candidate appeared as a guest on The Late Show last night. He beat Colbert at his own game.<p>Last night, Donald Trump appeared as a guest on <i>The Late Show With Stephen Colbert</i>. You could also say that Colbert had Trump as a guest, but that grammar wouldn’t be quite accurate to the …

Donald Trump

Poll: Fiorina rockets to No. 2 behind Trump in GOP field

<b>Washington (CNN) —</b> Carly Fiorina shot into second place in the Republican presidential field on the heels of another strong debate performance, and Donald Trump has lost some support, a new national CNN/ORC poll shows.<p>The survey, conducted in the three days after 23 million people tuned in to …

Government

Ad Blocker Debate Rolls Into the Weekend

The ethical quandary of ad blocking hasn't gotten old yet.<p>There’s nothing we media types like more than talking about ourselves. So it’s not surprising that the debate around ad blocking, which took center stage in tech media this week after Apple’s iOS 9 update, continued to rage into the …

Digital Advertising

UPDATE 2-Cisco router break-ins bypass cyber defences | Reuters

(Adds comments by FireEye CEO, possible involvement of a national agency; refiled to modify this advisory)<p>By Eric Auchard<p>FRANKFURT, Sept 15 (Reuters) - Security researchers say they have uncovered clandestine attacks across three continents on the routers that direct traffic around the Internet, …

Cybersecurity

Donald Trump's 10 Biggest, Baddest Feuds

From Obama's birth certificate to Megyn Kelly's menses, Trump has picked more than a few fights in his day<p>By<p>Donald Trump knows better than anyone …

One good thing about Donald Trump's campaign: it's ruining Jeb Bush's

Bush’s poll numbers have dropped so low that it’s getting hard to call him a frontrunner with a straight face<p>There are many, many reasons to abhor Donald Trump’s presidential campaign, but there’s at least one reason to appreciate it, for now: his constant and merciless trolling of Jeb Bush that is …

Government

What happened on 9/11, 14 years ago today

Nearly 3,000 people died in the 9/11 attacks, which The New York Times called the "worst and most audacious terror attack in American history."<p>The nation is still working to move past the tragedy.<p>More than a decade later, New York City is still rebuilding the Financial District skyline. And as …

Al-Qaeda

This hilarious Cisco fail is a network engineer's worst nightmare

In 2013, Cisco issued a ‘field notice’ warning of a problem with its very expensive 3650 and 3850 Series Switches, used in many datacenters around the world.<p>That field notice detailed a major problem with the switches, discovered after they were released: plugging in a cable could wipe them …

An Android Porn App Takes Your Photo and Holds It to Ransom

Users of the “Adult Player” Android app are in for a shock: it’s emerged that the Android app has been secretly taking photos of users - and wants …

Why Would A Teenage Girl Encourage Her Boyfriend to Kill Himself?

Would you have to be a psychopath to tell someone else to take their own life?<p>In July 2014, 17-year-old Michelle Carter sent her 18-year-old boyfriend, Conrad Roy III, a series of texts urging him to commit suicide. Late last month, standing in a Massachusetts courtroom over a year after his death, …

Psychology

iPhone 6S And iPhone 6S Plus: 11 Important New Features

They are nearly here. On September 9th Apple will formally announce the iPhone 6S and iPhone 6S Plus, the successors to the most successful iPhones in history. And thanks to a myriad of leaks we know have a very clear picture of the changes Apple will make, along with some disappointments.<p>Let’s …

Mobile Technology

Why McDonald’s Is Tweeting at Everyone Who Asked for All-Day Breakfast

McDonald's is tweeting to 88,000 Twitter users, individually.<p>As you may have heard, McDonald’s finally caved into years of demands to serve its …

McDonald's

El Chapo 'could be in Costa Rica'

Rumours about fugitive drug lord's whereabouts fueled by photograph apparently posted online by his son<p>Costa Rican authorities are investigating whether Joaquin "El Chapo" (Shorty) Guzman, the world's most wanted drug lord, may have surfaced in their country.<p>A photograph posted on a social media …

Mexico

Why drivers in China intentionally kill the pedestrians they hit: China’s laws have encouraged the hit to kill phenomenon.

In April a BMW racing through a fruit market in Foshan in China’s Guangdong province knocked down a 2-year-old girl and rolled over her head. As the …

Crime

The best WiFi router (for most people)

<i>This post was done in partnership with The Wirecutter, a list of the best technology to buy.<br>Read the original full article below at</i> <i>TheWirecutter.com</i><p>After spending a total of 200 hours researching and testing over 20 WiFi routers, plus analyzing reader comments and feedback, the $100 TP-Link Archer …

A Katrina hero: He hopped into a boat and became a one-man rescue squad

NEW ORLEANS — The man, nearly 90 years old, feebly made his way into Ken Bellau’s fiberglass fishing boat. Once onboard, he quietly asked Bellau to check on his grandson. “He’s right over there,” the old man said.<p>Bellau agreed, motoring slowly down the street. He didn’t see anybody needing rescue. …

New Orleans

Why Xiaomi is Apple's biggest threat in China (and soon, everywhere else)

<i>By Harry McCracken</i><p>When the new iOS 9 comes out this fall, Apple's iPhone Maps app will finally offer public-transit directions. At first, the feature will be available for just 10 cities worldwide. Except in China, that is, where it's launching in more than 300 localities at once.<p>Founded by serial …

The Ashley Madison hackers claim to have thousands of nude pics, but won't release them

"Avid Life Media is like a drug dealer abusing addicts," says Impact Team.<p>So far, this week has seen Impact Team release three major data dumps of Ashley Madison data, on Tuesday, Thursday, and Friday. In the interview, Impact Team says that it started collecting the data "a long time ago," and …

Ashley Madison