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The best coding courses for getting started

To quote the late, great Steve Jobs: “Everybody in this country should learn to program a computer, because it teaches you how to think.” Here’s our …

Online Education

Beginners Guide To Fetching Data With (AJAX, Fetch API & Async/Await)

In this tutorial, I will be explaining how to fetch data asynchronously from an external API using web technologies like AJAX, Fetch API and …

A Step-by-Step Guide to Google Analytics Setup

If you’re looking for a beginner’s guide to setting up Google Analytics, then you’ve come to the right place. In this blog, we will show you the …

An Effective Website Planning, Design and Development Process

Building an effective new website, like many things, cannot be done in a bubble and takes time and collaboration to be successful. We recently …

Hacker with a Cause

In 2004, a few years before the rise of Anonymous, the notorious online collective of hackers and activists, a seventeen-year-old named Jeremy Hammond gave a talk on “electronic civil disobedience” at the annual Def Con hacking conference. “We believe that hacking is a tool. It is a means to an …

Sorry, libertarians: You’re still hypocrites

An open letter to those who responded (with great vitriol) to my guide to exposing the lies of free market radicals<p>Dear Libertarian:<p>We don’t know each other, but I’m writing because you’re one of the many people who wrote to me in response to a piece I wrote recently ("11 Questions You Should Ask …

Justice Department: Good News for Recreational Stoners

The feds won’t stop states’ legalization. But medical marijuana may be on shakier ground. By Winston Ross.<p>It is without a doubt good news for the …

How The NRA Built A Massive Secret Database Of Gun Owners

While the National Rifle Association publicly fights against a national gun registry, the organization has gone to incredible lengths to compile information on "tens of millions" of gun owners — without their consent.<p>WASHINGTON — The National Rifle Association has rallied gun owners — and raised …

Meet the cops who give Doritos to potheads!

After Washington voters legalized pot in November, Seattle’s PD wants to be “cool,” and connect with the weed crowd<p>"Never in my career did I guess that I'd be passing out delicious snacks at Hempfest," Sean Whitcomb told Salon. "But that happened." Hempfest goers seemed equally surprised to find …

If You're an Old Republican, You Probably Want to Go Back to the '50s

Meanwhile, Democrats and millennials love the 1990s. What do our partisan and generational nostalgias say about us?<p>Obviously, things were better back in the day. The question is, when was that day?<p>As this great graph from <i>The Economist</i> and YouGov shows, more Americans seem to think those days were …

The Sad Reality Of Medical Marijuana Users Being Prisoners In Their Home States

Five-year-old Charlotte Figi of Denver, Colorado is the subject of a documentary about the medical benefits of marijuana by CNN's chief medical correspondent Dr. Sanjay Gupta.<p>After years of trying different treatment plans, Charlotte who suffers from a severe form of epilepsy dramatically improved …

Report: The NSA Is 'Overwhelmed' As It Still Doesn't Know Everything Snowden Took

One U.S. intelligence official told NBC that government officials "are overwhelmed" as they try to account for the scope of the leak.<p>Ironically, the NSA's poor audit capability is reportedly frustrating efforts to complete a damage assessment.<p>NBC reports that authorities believe the trove includes …

GOP prepares to self-destruct over nonsense

The conservative movement seems dead-set on tearing itself apart over “defunding Obamacare,” an imaginary gimmick<p>Call it a kamikaze mission, a circular firing squad, or an escalating civil war, but either way, break out the popcorn and grab a seat as the conservative movement tears itself apart …

GOP racism of 2009: Still alive and well

Maine’s Tea Party governor is sure that the president “hates white people.” The party just keeps producing nut-jobs<p>Rodeo clown Glenn Beck began to spiral out of his Fox News show back in July 2009, when he railed at President Obama in particularly personal and unhinged terms. “This president, I …

Guardian Editor Says British Intelligence Agents Destroyed Their Hard Drives After Snowden Story

He also issued a scathing indictment of the tactics of the British cyber intelligence arm, the Government Communications Headquarters.<p>In a particularly revealing moment, Rusbridger said he was contacted by an agent of the GCHQ, who said "You've had your fun. Now we want the stuff back," referring …

THE $600 MILLION QUESTION: How Is Marijuana Legalization Going In Colorado?

However, that was only the beginning.<p>You can't just say "marijuana is legal," and then expect things to sort themselves out.<p>Even right now, lawyers, advocates, and veterans of the Amendment 64 campaign are clocking 20-hour days gearing up the state of Colorado for legalization.<p>The activists who …

Cannabis

GOP’s secret fear: House majority is in trouble

Top Republicans are increasingly concerned that their unpopularity and incompetence could soon cost them the House<p>If you listened closely last week, you heard the unmistakable sound of the air of certainty seeping out of a bubble of conventional wisdom. For months -- in some cases, years -- …

Antiabortion activist to clinic volunteers: It’s your fault if someone shoots you

The head of a Kansas anti-choice group says abortion providers are responsible for violence committed against them<p>Mark Gietzen, chairman of the Kansas Coalition for Life, accused the South Wind Women's Center of trying to provoke a gun violence incident by allowing volunteers to escort women into …

LinkedIn knows whether or not you deserve a raise

Is it time to move to a more challenging job? Ask LinkedIn. Specifically, keep an eye on the site’s recommendations for jobs you might be interested in.<p>The Washington Post has a great read on LinkedIn’s use of big data, but the biggest impact for users we spotted was the site’s close monitoring of …

Employment

Science for stoners: Here’s how pot works

Explaining the chemistry behind medical marijuana that got Sanjay Gupta and others to finally believe<p>Last week, CNN’s Dr. Sanjay Gupta grabbed headlines for coming out in support of the validity of the medical use of marijuana, something he had opposed in the past. What changed his mind? …