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Deterministic algorithm

In computer science, a <b>deterministic algorithm</b> is an algorithm which, given a particula, will always produce the same output, with the underlying …

If programming languages were vehicles, what would be R, Python, SAS, and SQL?

By Gregory Piatetsky, <b>@kdnuggets</b>, Dec 6, 2014.<p>I recently read (and tweeted) a funny post<p>Hilarious ! If programming languages were vehicles: on C, C++, …

How to build a computer

Building a computer used to be a complicated process, where careful selection of delicate parts was a necessity. When that collection of components …

'How Much Will Obamacare Cost Me?' Try Our Calculator

On Tuesday, if all goes according to plan, the federal health law's marketplaces for individual health insurance are scheduled to open for business.<p>Nearly all Americans will be required to have health insurance starting Jan. 1, 2014, or else they'll be liable for a tax penalty.<p>Even now, there is …

Asiana Airlines Says Pilot Of Crashed Plane Was On First Training Flight With Boeing 777

Ezra Shaw/Getty Images/AFP<p>SEOUL (Reuters) - Asiana Airlines Inc said the pilot in charge of landing the Boeing 777 that crash-landed at San Francisco's airport on Saturday was training for the long-range plane and that it was his first flight to the airport with the jet.<p>"It was Lee Kang-kook's …

Massive data collector Acxiom plans to reveal the dirt it has on you

One of the biggest personal data collectors around is getting ready to open its vaults to the public. According to <i>Forbes</i>, you'll soon be able to request your personal files from Acxiom, a marketing company that holds a database on the interests and details of over 700 million people. That database …

Can San Jose Really Sue Its Way to a Major League Baseball Team?

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Now Entering North Verizon: See a Map of The Corporate States of America

In his magnum opus, <i>Infinite Jest</i>, the late author David Foster Wallace wrote of a future where the name of each calendar year was auctioned off to the highest corporate bidder (the ultimate ad buy-in). It is perhaps in the same spirit that writer and graphic artist Steve Lovelace has created a map …

How Google, Yahoo, Apple, Facebook, and Amazon track you (infographic)

Americans are starting to perk up about privacy after the reveal of a government surveillance program called PRISM. But it’s important to know how tech companies generally track your data and what you’re agreeing to in those terms of service agreements.<p>Google, Facebook, and Yahoo all rely pretty …

Snapchat founders reportedly pocket $20M from funding deal

Rumor has it that Snapchat is such a hot commodity that co-founders Evan Spiegel, 22, and Bobby Murphy, 24, were able to negotiate a cool $20 million just for themselves.<p>Two-year-old Snapchat offers an iOS and Android app for sending friends photos and videos that disappear in seconds. The company, …

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