Kevin Midkiff

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5 Morning Meals You Can Make in a Muffin Tin

Use your muffin tins to make tidy breakfast bundles. They're simple to assemble, individually portioned, and perfect for families who need breakfast …

6 Healthier Alternatives to Your Favorite Junk Food Snacks

Trick your taste buds with these better-for-you alternatives.<p>French fries, candy bars, cookie dough—nothing ever measures up to the taste of the …

How to Set up an SSH Server on a Home Computer

Around 18 months ago, I built a desktop computer so I would have a little more firepower at my fingertips when I needed it. My hope was to avoid …

Linux

Make your own VPN server to protect your devices from prying eyes

Use a cheap PC to set up a VPN server so all the devices on your network are protected<p>Growing numbers of users concerned about their privacy or …

Tips for customizing your new Linux installation

I recently installed the latest release of Fedora 26 from scratch on a brand new laptop. If you've been using Linux for a while, you may opt to do …

Day 22: How to build an AI Game Bot using OpenAI Gym and Universe

Let’s face it, AI is everywhere. A face-off battle is unfolding between Elon Musk and Mark Zuckerberg on the future of AI. There are some that …

15 Python Libraries for Data Science

If you’ve read our introduction to Python, you already know that it’s one of the most widely used programming languages today, celebrated for its …

Machine Learning

Review of PocketCHIP Hackable Handheld Linux Computer

It's not that easy to describe PocketC.H.I.P in a couple of words, as it's so versatile. It's a Debian based portable Linux computer with a resistive …

NASA's Mars Recruitment Posters Will Convince You to Go Die in Space

Okay, poster. You make a compelling argument—sign us up!<p>True, there will be obstacles: For one, the Martian corps that these recruitment posters from …

Posters

Orange Pi Lite Quad Core ARM Linux Development Board with WiFi is Now Available for $12

Shenzhen Xunlong Launched Orange Pi One Allwinner H3 board with Ethernet for $9.99 a couple of months ago, and the company has now started to sell …

Linux

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White House Wants to Discuss the Pros and Cons of Artificial Intelligence

Nothing says that a topic has arrived more than a series of White House-sanctioned workshops about that topic. Well, that’s what’s happened with …

8 Awesome Science Resources That You Can Access For Free Online

Including ALL of Feynman’s lectures.<p>There's nothing worse than wanting to expand your knowledge, satisfy your curiosity, or just confirm some weird …

25 Useful IPtable Firewall Rules Every Linux Administrator Should Know

Managing network traffic is one of the toughest jobs a system administrators has to deal with. He must configure the firewall in such a way that it …

The [real] problem with JavaScript

On Monday I came across this post:<p><b>The Sad State of Web Development</b><i><br>Random thoughts on web development</i>medium.com<p>Despite the fact that the article feels …

JavaScript

4 clues your design neglects the user (and how to fix it)

During my first full-time UX design job, I remember a lot of the conversations within our UX team would go something like this:<p><i>“The user wouldn’t really think this way…”</i>• <i><br>“The user would probably do this…”</i>• <i><br>“The user will get confused here…”</i><p>Throughout our discussions and design presentations, the …

UX Design

Check Out This Niche Market for DIY Lightsaber Parts

You want a lightsaber. Don’t try to deny it, you know you do. There’s only one question left: Are you going to buy one or make one? It should come as no surprise whatsoever that there is a vibrant community of DIY lightsaber makers. The Star Wars franchise has been around longer than many of its …

6 Python libraries every programmer will love

In programming, little frustrations can be as agonizing as the big problems. No one wants to pull their hair out merely to pop up a window with a …

This Open Source DIY Solar Generator Unfolds Like a Flower

Outdoor concerts should be loud, but the generators used to run them should be silent… and green. Enter SunZilla, an open-source, DIY portable solar generator designed to replace conventional diesel generators at outdoor events or in remote locations. The device was created by members of …

Huawei Mate 8 official: 6-inch Full HD, Kirin 950 with coprocessor, and Marshmallow

Huawei is on an upward trajectory, both in its native China, where it just took the market lead, and the West, where the Nexus 6P is being hailed as the best Android smartphone. The company is looking to capitalize on this attention with a brand new flagship that was unveiled minutes ago in …

The lost riches of Star Wars' Expanded Universe

<i>Our Star Wars special issue featuring J.J. Abrams is on sale from December 10 2015. Follow our Star Wars: The Force Awakens hub page for all of our</i> …

An FBI Agent Shares 9 Secrets to Reading People | Inc.com

The ability to read others will greatly affect how you deal with them. When you understand how another person is feeling, you can adapt your message and communication style to make sure it is received in the best way possible.<p>But what should you be listening for? And what other signs can tip you …

Self-help

A century and a half ago, James Clerk Maxwell submitted a long paper to the Royal Society containing his famous equations. Inspired by Michael Faraday’s experiments and insights, the equations unified electricity, magnetism and optics. Their far-reaching consequences for our civilisation, and our …

Physics

Why computer programmers need to stop calling themselves engineers already

"I'm not a programmer," he begins, explaining some of the frustrations of his former workplace, before correcting himself, "—oh, engineer, in tech-bro speak. Though to me, engineers are people who build bridges and follow pretty rigid processes for a reason."<p>His indictment touches a nerve. In the …

User Experience Design — Best sources to learn UX

<i>Sites, courses, UX Degrees and books</i><p><i>This list about User Experience is often updated! We add newest sources on top of the list.</i><p>Demand for UX …

UX Design

10 Greatest Unsolved Mysteries In Physics

It can seem like an uphill challenge to try to understand the universe around us. We have found many answers to the mysteries in our world: how …

DNA detectives win Nobel Prize for cancer cure breakthrough

British based Tomas Lindahl was awarded the Nobel Prize for chemistry for discovering that DNA must be able to repair itself when damaged<p>Scientists who discovered how cells repair damaged DNA, a breakthrough which could lead to a cure for cancer, have won the Nobel Prize for chemistry.<p>Sweden’s …

10 Interview Questions Every JavaScript Developer Should Know

AKA: The Keys to JavaScript Mastery<p>At most companies, management must trust the developers to give technical interviews in order to assess candidate …

The 'oldest galaxy ever found' is upsetting astrophysicists

Astrophysicists have discovered the oldest, most-distant galaxy ever observed. EGS8p7 is just 500 million years younger than the universe itself, and …

OpenFeint Founder Jason Citron Returns To A Familiar Place With Discord App For Gamers

Some founders keep returning to the same ideas over and over in new form. Jason Citron, a lifelong gamer, was the creator of OpenFeint, an early mobile social gaming network that he sold to Japan’s GREE for $104 million.<p>After leaving GREE, he went back to game development and tried to create a next …