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Ace Your Midterms and Finals With This 10-Day Exam Prep Cycle

Exams might be the most stressful part of college for a lot of people, but they don’t have to be for you. This systematic approach to preparing for …

Education

A vim Tutorial and Primer

The problem with learning Vim is not that it’s hard to do—it’s that you have to keep doing it. This guide attempts to break that cycle, so that you …

Let a 1,000 flowers bloom. Then rip 999 of them out by the roots.

For the past eleven months I’ve been the tech lead for Twitter’s Engineering Effectiveness group. Engineering Effectiveness is our name for what …

China's first glass-bottom bridge opens | CNN Travel

6 tips to improve your mobile photography

Photography’s evolution has dramatically sped up since the inception of quality smartphone cameras. Handsets have effectively replaced point-and-shoot cameras, something we never expected to happen only a generation ago. This opens plenty of new doors for creating memories, but it also means there …

How we ended up with microservices.

Microservices are a thing these days.<p>When I was at SoundCloud, I was responsible for the migration from a monolithic Ruby on Rails application to a …

Fix Scratches in Wood Furniture with Olive Oil and Vinegar

Got a piece of wood furniture that’s all scratched and beat up? Fear not. Olive oil and vinegar can rescue it from that sad state.<p>Domestic Bliss …

A Tricky Path to Quantum-Safe Encryption

In the drive to safeguard data from future quantum computers, cryptographers have stumbled upon a thin red line between security and efficiency.<p>On …

Myths about /dev/urandom

There are a few things about /dev/urandom and /dev/random that are repeated again and again. Still they are false.<p><b>/dev/urandom is insecure. Always</b> …

Top 10 Things You Can Do with a Slow Cooker That Don't Involve Food

The slow cooker (or crock pot) is a wonderful appliance for hands-off cooking, but the gentle, slow heating process can also be used for other things …

Slow Cookers

How to Become Skilled at Learning Programming Languages

1<p><b>Know something about data structures and algorithms.</b> All the programming languages in the world won't do you much good if you don't know about …

Programming

Eight Expert Tips for Traveling with Your Toddler

As a former professional travel writer, I’d like to think I speak with authority for both adult and, now, kid travel. Here, then, are my eight pro …

The best computer-science and engineering schools on the west coast

In a recent survey we conducted for our ranking of the best computer science and engineering schools, over 400 Business Insider readers rated dozens of computer science and engineering programs around the country. Even more, the No. 2 and No. 3 spots are both held by schools in California.<p>We …

College & University

Raspberry Pi And Arduino Home Smart Sensor

Dave Prochnow over on the Popular Science website has published details on how to create your very own home smart sensor, using a Raspberry Pi mini …

The Opa Language

Top 10 Reasons to Develop with Opa<p>1. One Language to Rule Them All<p>Write simultaneously the <b>frontend and backend code</b>, in the same language, within the …

JavaScript

101 things to do to make this the best summer ever

It’s here! It’s here! Longer days, bon fires, summer vacation (for some), and a season where anything is possible. You might have the summer off from …

National Parks

Cantilevered holiday home frames views of Scotland’s Small Isles

Scottish design practice Dualchas Architects completed yet another beautiful and contemporary seaside home: the Faire Chaolais (“View of the Sound”). …

Osama bin Laden documents reveal intimate correspondence with family

US releases more than 100 documents recovered from Osama bin Laden raid<p>Read more<p>Osama bin Laden’s declassified document hoard reveals him as a dedicated family man who worries about his four wives, 20 children and other relatives and who sometimes issues detailed instructions about how they should …

Osama Bin Laden