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IBM wants to bring machine learning to the mainframe

IBM wants to bring machine learning to its traditional mainframe customers, and eventually to any technology with large data stores hidden behind a company firewall in what IBM calls a “private cloud.”<p>Yes mainframes, those ginormous computing machines from an earlier age, are still running inside …

Machine Learning

How To Answer 'Why Did You Leave Your Last Job?'

It is a shame that so many job interviewers treat a job interview as an interrogation rather than the friendly and human conversation it should be.<p>Poorly-trained interviewers not only ask intrusive and inappropriate questions of job-seekers but they also have a knack for making every question sound …

Career Development

Apple May Have To Stop Selling iPhone In The UK If Surveillance Law Passes

I know, that headline is quite the starting point, but stay with me here, there’s some possibility in this. First, here’s the tweet from Wikipedia founder Jimmy Wales which inspired me to write this:<p>Here’s the deal. The UK government is trying to pass legislation that will prevent anyone from using …

Privacy

This New Algorithm Gives Photos the Look of Famous Paintings

Scientists have created a new algorithm that can magically give photos the look of famous paintings by old masters.<p>In a newly published research …

'Duck Army' Vine Is Terrifyingly Compelling And May Be The Vine To End All Vines

It's the Vine video that has been called "terrifying" and "scary s**t", and it's blowing up the internet.<p>The video clip from Vine account Charlie …

The psychology of 'organization porn' - CNN Style

Written by Allyssia Alleyne, CNN<p>Emily Blincoe's Instagram feed is a virtual haven for neat freaks everywhere. Scroll through, and you'll find image after satisfying image of food, plants and household goods arranged in a tidy, grid-like manner that suggests either an artist's eye or a latent …

Professional Help: 5 Ways You're Influenced by Numbers Psychology

<i>Marketers at Virginia Tech share stealthy new ways to control how people perceive numbers that go far beyond simple psychological pricing.</i><p>Retailers almost never round up because of psychological pricing, the old marketing rule that dictates that consumers are more easily swayed by prices that end …

Psychology Professor Gives the Most Evil Extra Credit Problem to His Students

Dylan Selterman, a psychology professor at the University of Maryland, has been assigning the same extra credit problem on his final exam since 2008 …

Psychology

The Psychology of 'Doctor Who'

It is fair to say that I have two great obsessions in my life. <i>Doctor Who</i> and Psychology. The following blog post is the strange hybrid child of my …

American Psychological Association affirms link between violent games and aggression

Playing violent video games is linked to increases in aggression and decreases in sensitivity to aggression, according to a review by the American Psychological Association (APA) of recent research. The review indicated that there is "insufficient evidence" about whether playing violent video games …

Can You Tell If These Children's Books Are Real Or Fake?

The (weird) library is open.

Goodbye, math and history: Finland wants to abandon teaching subjects at school

Finland already has one of the best school education systems. It always ranks near the top in mathematics, reading, and science in the prestigious PISA rankings (the 2012 list, pdf) by the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development. Teachers in other countries flock to its schools to …

Education

Pain Really Is All In Your Head And Emotion Controls Intensity

When you whack yourself with a hammer, it feels like the pain is in your thumb. But really it's in your brain.<p>That's because our perception of pain is shaped by brain circuits that are constantly filtering the information coming from our sensory nerves, says David Linden, a professor of …

Posting reviews from exes on your Tinder profile might actually work

Tinder can be a very bleak place.<p>In a world of nearly reflexive left swipes, sometimes you have to take desperate measures to get noticed.<p>That's why …

Exploding Kittens is the most backed Kickstarter project ever

When Matthew Inman, best known as the creator of online comic The Oatmeal, launched a Kickstarter campaign for a card game called Exploding Kittens, …

Snowed in? Just swipe right: Tinder in the time of Juno makes for 'blizzard baes'

Lane Moore was bored, cold and snowed in during the “historic” storm that wasn’t – at least in New York City, at least on this cozy Tuesday night – so she started swiping right on Tinder.<p>With roads closed and public transit shut down across much of the US north-east, singles were trapped inside, …

Photographer captures rare, breathtaking images of recently flipped iceberg

Icebergs are pretty standard when it comes to appearance: They can be bold and beautiful, sure — but for the most part, they're white, snowy and …