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Why the next 20 years will see a lot less technological disruption than the past 20

“The internet is still at the beginning of its beginning,” writes Wired co-founder and Silicon Valley guru Kevin Kelly in his new book <i>The Inevitable</i>. Kelly argues that adding machine intelligence to everyday objects — a process he calls “cognifying” — “would be hundreds of times more disruptive to …

Innovation

Why We Need More Domain Experts In The Data Sciences

As I’ve come to work with an ever-widening swath of the data sciences and “big data” communities, I have been struck by how narrowly focused much of its practitioner base is on statistics and computational expertise as opposed to a solid understanding of the domain being analyzed. Data scientists …

Data Science

Are You Using the Right Data Science Tools for Your Big Data Projects?

Data scientists rely on tools/products/solutions to help them get insights from data. Gregory Piatetsky of KDNuggets conducts an annual survey of …

Data Science

The 20 Best Laptop Backpacks For Men

Timbuk2 Rogue<p>Looking for a lightweight and water resistant pack that won’t break the bank? This pack might be the perfect choice. Based out of San …

How to Make Friends in the Gay Community

To be completely honest, I always struggled to make friends in the gay community. Many gay men prefer to congregate at night clubs to drink, dance and flirt. When I've gone to clubs, I felt invisible in a sea of attractive men who looked and appeared so confident.<p>When I moved to a new city after …

LGBTQI

Google and Alphabet's 20 most ambitious moonshot projects

Google went through a massive reorganization October 2015 when Alphabet became its parent company.<p>Projects that weren't part of Google's core business (Google search engine and Android) were spun out into separate Alphabet companies with their own CEO. All of these "moonshot" projects cover …

Google Fiber

Portraits of a Man Blending Into World Landmarks

“Lost in Wonder” is a new project by New York-based artist Trina Merry, who’s known for blending body art and photography to depict the human body in …

Machu Picchu

How to read body language (and improve your own)

There are tons of articles out there telling you how to read body language. From Psychology Today to Business Insider, they give you tips on how to …

Body Language

7 Steps to Mastering Machine Learning With Python

<b>By Matthew Mayo, KDnuggets.</b><p>Step 4: Getting Started with Machine Learning in Python<p>Python. <i>Check</i>.<br>• Machine learning fundamentals. <i>Check.</i><br>• Numpy. …

Machine Learning

Why SolarCity is struggling to adapt to today's solar market

In some ways, that's true, but it overstates how SolarCity's operations really work -- and the reason the company has struggled so much lately.<p>In reality, SolarCity is really a pushy door-to-door salesman and telemarketer that's urging you to sign on the dotted line as fast as possible so he can …

Solar Power

The Next Portland: 4 Cities All the Cool Kids Are Moving To

<i>By: Kristin Hunt</i><p><i>Credit: Flickr/pulaw(Edited)</i><p>Now that <i>Portlandia</i> has logged five seasons and word of Voodoo Doughnut has traveled all the way to your great aunt, it's time to face the facts: Portland is over, people, and a new city must rise in its stead. But which American metropolis best …

Oregon

Awesome Python

A curated list of awesome Python frameworks, libraries and software. Inspired by awesome-php.<p>Awesome Python<p>Environment Management<br>• Package …

People throw around the word ‘gentrification’ without much context. Check this important history lesson.

THE COLUMBIA RIVER WAS FIFTEEN FEET ABOVE NORMAL levels the morning of Memorial Day, 1948. Alongside the river rested Vanport, an Oregon town built …

The real reason American public transportation is such a disaster

<i>This article is part of a</i> <i>series about the past, present, and future of commuting in America</i><i>.</i><p>The US spends a <i>ton</i> of money on public transportation. So why is it so terrible?<p>American buses, subways, and light rail lines consistently have lower ridership levels, fewer service hours, and longer waits …

Urban Design

Best mobile games of June 2015 (pictures)

You Must Build a Boat

Windows Phone

Great list of resources - NoSQL, Big Data, Machine Learning and more | GitHub

Here I only posted the two categories of biggest interest to DSC readers, but it covers plenty of other topics, including:<p>Distributed …

Machine Learning

Streaming music companies have had uneven success shifting ad-supported listeners to paid accounts

Streaming music companies have had uneven success shifting ad-supported listeners to more valuable paid monthly subscriptions, and this has created a drag on the entire digital music industry.<p>Paid-music streaming services account for a smaller share of revenue — and audience pool — than …

Digital Advertising

Where's the 'Dreariest' Place in America?

Gloomy cities with tons of rain and clouds include Seattle, Portland, and Buffalo.<p>Last week, meteorologist Brian Brettschneider created a map of Seattle's not-so-rainy climate that made a lot of people inexplicably mad.<p>Well, he's now produced another assessment of America's lousy weather, and it …

7 Google Flights Tricks That Are Better Than Any Travel Agent

Chances are you’re familiar with Google Flights. The travel search engine does everything you assume it would, like locate flights based on your ideal outbound time, inbound time and number of stops. After all, it’s the same technology that powers both KAYAK and Orbitz.<p>The site also includes a …

Android News

6 of the Most Unbelievably Cheap Paradises on Earth

By: John Marshall<p><i>Credit: Justin Sawn/Flickr</i><p>Everyone at one time or another has wanted to get away from it all and beach/ski/paraglide-bum it in some foreign land. Small problem: that's very expensive. Or is it? (That's our sweet rhetorical way of saying maybe not.) Check this list of 12 shockingly …