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A Mercenary Explains How to Survive in the Jungle

The ex-military operative—now working as a mercenary—trains Asian military regiments in the Filipino jungle. We caught up to talk survival tips and evasion tactics.<p><i>This article originally appeared on VICE Australia.</i><p>I first met the Cyborg* at a gym in Bali. He looked like a blond GI Joe action …

Asia

First physiological test for schizophrenia and depression

Researchers have found a new way of using proteins in nerve cells to identify people with depression and schizophrenia. The method, reported in</i> …

What is Object Oriented Programming?

Java is the primary language used to create Android apps. Java, you may have heard, is an ‘object oriented’ programming language. But what precisely does that mean?<p>Before Object Oriented Programming<p>One of the easiest ways to understand what is meant by ‘object oriented’, is to define what it is <i>not</i>. …

Programming

Here's a 6-Figure Service Business You Can Start for Under $100

Stocking shelves in the grocery store looks like a starter job but it is actually a lucrative business.<p>Writer, Consultant, Freedom Advocate, Lifetime Entrepreneur<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>As you go about your grocery shopping, focused on the items that you need to …

Small Business

Microsoft’s AI is learning to write code by itself, not steal it

What if instead of searching through menus within programs like Microsoft Excel, our computers could understand the problem we’re trying to solve and write the software to solve it? It’s a hyper-futuristic idea, but one that has recently seen progress from Microsoft Research and the University of …

Artificial Intelligence

What to Do Instead of Going to College (or After You've Already Gone)

There is a lot more to living a full life than getting your degree and paying your bills.<p>Founder of Rich20Something<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>If I had to do it all over again, I would skip the university route and, instead, spend three or four years working on a …

Entrepreneurship

Keep Your Critical Swole With These RPG Themed Workouts From DAREBEE

Calling all fitness geeks! With our prime fitness fantasy show <i>Max Hit Points</i> now in downtime, we know you Rangers of Solaria may still have a strong …

Board Games

The Mind-Bending Mathematics Behind Quantum Computers

And if you've had your coffee, maybe you can even understand half of it.<p>Quantum computing is a lot to wrap your mind around. To put things very simply (as Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau did recently, with surprising eloquence) regular computers are made up of bits—ones and zeros—which are …

Quantum Computing

Google’s AI Learned to Be “Highly Aggressive” When Stressed

Another day another disturbing discovery about Artificial Intelligence. This time, Google’s latest machine learning system, DeepMind, has learned to …

Artificial Intelligence

We Tested Some of the Best Weed Vapes on the Market

Because if you're going to spend $200 on one, you should know what you're buying.<p><i>Photos by Jake Lewis</i><p><i>This post originally appeared on VICE UK.</i><p><b>Reminder:</b> <i>Unless you live in any of the places where cannabis is legal for medical or recreational use, remember: It's still illegal to smoke it or vape it or</i> …

Cannabis

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MacTrast Deals: Wipe Away Your Online Footprint on All of Your Devices with VPN.asia

VPN.asia allows you to browse anonymously with AES-256 data encryption and SHA-256 hash authentication.<p>DESCRIPTION<p>When you browse the Internet, you …

Watching a Computer Identify Objects in a Movie Trailer Is Entertaining as Hell

If a movie trailer distills a 2-hour film into its 3-minute essentials, what would it look like to distill movie trailer? Strangely, it would look a …

A Purring Rescued Leopard Directs His Human to Where on His Head He Wants to Be Scratched

In 2010, a beautiful African spotted leopard named Voodoo at the Cedar Cove Feline Conservatory & Education Center in Louisburg, Kansas, purred and …

How Cops Decide if You're Too Stoned to Drive

Without a reliable breathalyzer-style test, the criminal justice system is still trying to make sense of an increasingly pot-friendly USA.<p><i>This story was co-published with the Marshall Project.</i><p>Late one February night in 2013, Massachusetts state trooper Eric French pulled over a blue SUV with its …

Cannabis

What's Happening to Your Body at Each Stage of a 24-Hour Bender

We asked an expert to take us through every marker point, from the first beer, through the second pill, until the last spliff.<p><i>This post originally appeared on VICE UK</i><p>Last summer I took too many drugs. Occasionally I'd stay awake all day, and though I stubbornly told myself I "didn't do regrets" …

Alcohol

Top 10 torrent sites for 2017: Pirate Bay, Extratorrent, Torrentz2 and others

Despite stringent actions taken against several torrent websites, many have made it to the top 10 torrent sites for 2017.<p>Following the …

New research suggests racial bias in criminal courts may be inevitable

The findings were described in scholarly papers published or circulated over the past several months. Taken together, they represent the most far-reaching critique to date of the fairness of algorithms that seek to provide an objective measure of the likelihood a defendant will commit further …

Criminal Justice

Visual Business Intelligence – Algorithms as WMDs

For data sensemakers and others who are concerned with the integrity of data sensemaking and its outcomes, the most important book published in 2016 …

Recidivism risk algorithms are inherently discriminatory

A few people have been sending me, via Twitter or email, this unsurprising article about how recidivism risk algorithms are inherently racist.I say …

Machine Learning

Briefcam's algorithms can spot murderers and monitor bees

Briefcam has helped police find mass murderer Anders Breivik, spot the Boston marathon bombers and make sense of the Brussels attacks. How? By …

Algorithms, Logarithms, and Big O

<b>Introduction</b><p>Self-taught developers tend to have a very pragmatic approach to software development. We learnt from projects, tutorials, practical …

Data Science

Ten easy encryption tips for warding off hackers, the US government—and Russia

On a frigid Saturday, pink and yellow Post-It notes scrawled with concerns about cybersecurity covered a wall of Eyebeam, a nonprofit art and technology center in Brooklyn. “Identity theft + surveillance = paranoia, plz help,” read one note. “How much of a threat do alt-right hackers pose on social …

Privacy

25 Practical Blogs To Sharpen Your Coding Skills

The coding world might seem overwhelming at times - but when you pop, you can’t stop. So you might think you already know a lot, but there are always ways to sharpen your coding skills.<p>In the days of fast development, especially in the technology field, it’s hard to keep up, and the theory books …

best algorithm EVER !!!!!!!!

Someone writes:On the website https://odajournal.com/ you find a lot of material for Optimal (or “optimizing”) Data Analysis (ODA) which is described …

Data Science

What every layperson should know about string theory

If you’ve ever wondered just why it has piqued the interest of so many, have a look inside.<p><i>“I just think too many nice things have happened in string</i> …

Black Swan's algorithms 'predict the future' – and they even know when you'll take sick days

Black Swan is a data-mining startup which uses artificial intelligence to predict when Brits are planning to have a BBQ (regardless of weather), or …

5 Screenwriting Terms That Will Make You A Better Game Master

Game masters are the directors, producers, and screenwriters of their own weekly stories, and studying how the pros write shows offers advice that …

What are some concepts/algorithms/data structures that every computer science student should know?

You should be aware of a few basic <i>techniques</i> that occur over and over again in many algorithms:<p>Brute Force<br>• Divide and Conquer<br>• Greedy Programming<br>• Dynamic …

Entertainment - MarketWatch.com

Hotels in Florida and Las Vegas are rethinking these age-old policies.<p>1:32 p.m. Today1:32 p.m. Jan. 1, 2018<p>After years of helping, this daughter has …