Kenneth Sheridan

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Here's one of the most interesting predictions for the future of bitcoin

2015 has seen the digital currency's volatility stabilise and price jump, but it has also seen much of the hype dissipate. And there's been a divergence between bitcoin and the technology that underpins it — blockchain.<p>Blockchain, which uses complex cryptography to regulate and record transactions, …

Bitcoin

Here's a list of 153 free online programming/CS courses (MOOCs) with feedback(i.e. exams/homeworks/assignments) that you can start this month (July 2015)

This is not the complete list of MOOCs starting in Jult 2015, just the ones relevant to this community. The complete list of courses starting in July …

11 popular programming languages that can help you land a job

There are thousands of programming languages, but some are far more popular than others. When a company goes out to find new programming talent, they're looking for people familiar with the languages and systems they already use — and they don't always want to experiment with newcomers like Google …

Programming Languages

Cryptographic Backdoors Explained

Cryptography is by far one of the most important subjects in the information age. Every time you log in somewhere, there’s an algorithm of some sort …

What would you see in a black hole?

What would it be like to fly a spacecraft into a black hole? Marcus Woo investigates.<p>Something about a black hole just pulls you in. Sure, its gravity is so strong that not even light can elude its grasp. But, there's something else, something harder to pinpoint. Maybe it's a black hole's absolute …

Black Holes

Disk Partitioning – MBR vs GPT on RHEL -7

Disk partitioning allows a hard-drive to be divided in to multiple logical partitions on Redhat Enterprise Linux. The multiple partitions can be used …

Linux

Free OS Linux Server OS Research Library of White Papers, Magazines, Reports, and eBooks

Linux

How to run Docker containers on CentOS or Fedora

Lately Docker has emerged as a key technology for deploying applications in the cloud environment. Compared to traditional hardware virtualization, …

Learn SQL - Introduction to SQL

Welcome to SQLBolt, a series of interactive lessons and exercises designed to help you quickly learn SQL right in your browser.<p>What is SQL?<p>SQL, or …

Databases

A ‘Wikipedia’ for neurons

<i>Carnegie Mellon University | NeuroElectro.org description</i><p>Carnegie Mellon University researchers have used data mining to create neuroelectro.org, a …

7 reasons why frameworks are the new programming languages

In the 1980s, the easiest way to start a nerd fight was to proclaim that your favorite programming language was best. C, Pascal, Lisp, Fortran? …

Johns Hopkins University

Malware Can Steal Data From Non-Networked Computers, Via Heat

"Hot or not?" comes to computer security<p>Back in 1999, Neal Stephenson's novel <i>Cryptonomicon</i> introduced me to the idea of Van Eck phreaking—intercepting the weak electromagnetic radiation from a computer monitor to recreate what the person is seeing on the screen. Now security researchers have come …

Natural Support for Nerve Function

A healthy and normally functioning nervous system is something that many of us take for granted. We move our hands when we need to, without thinking …

Wellness

I cured myself of MS

<i>Conventional medicines says multiple sclerosis is incurable. This man insists he beat it with diet, ancient Chinese exercises and mind over matter.</i> …

Multiple Sclerosis

Light Photographed As A Wave And A Particle For The First Time

Seeing is believing<p>Scientists have long known that light can behave as both a particle and a wave—Einstein first predicted it in 1909. But no experiment has been able to show light in both states simultaneously. Now, researchers at the École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne in Switzerland have …

18 Tar Command Examples in Linux

The Linux “<b>tar</b>” stands for tape archive, which is used by large number of <b>Linux/Unix</b> system administrators to deal with tape drives backup. The tar …

ls* Commands Are Even More Useful Than You May Have Thought - nixCraft

Everything is a file under Linux and ls* and friends can help you to dig out more information from the system than you originally thought. These …

Linux

15 Surprising Discoveries About Learning

by Saga Briggs<p>What are some of the most encouraging known facts about learning? From taking a walk to learning a new language, there are countless …

Why smoking pot feels so good: New neuroscience explains marijuana and the brain

Might marijuana actually prevent age-related memory loss? New science suggests we have lots to learn about pot<p>What drug is enjoyable and, under some circumstances, might actually be good for your brain? Can smoking this substance prevent age-related memory loss, for example? To answer these and …

Cannabis

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The Case for Learning C as Your First Programming Language

We could probably debate forever which programming language is best to learn first—it could depend on your goals and other considerations. Mac …

Programming

Why the modern world is bad for your brain

In an era of email, text messages, Facebook and Twitter, we’re all required to do several things at once. But this constant multitasking is taking its toll. Here neuroscientist Daniel J Levitin explains how our addiction to technology is making us less efficient<p>Daniel J Levitin Q&A<p>Our brains are …

Productivity

Developing the Learner’s Brain

Most of the way we teach and learn is determined by human cognition. Although research has made considerable progress in understanding the cognitive …