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The Algorithm that Will Help You Program a Successful Life

Joshua Torres<p>Read full profile<p>Aren’t you tired of the same old personal success advice?<p>You know, advice such as:<p>You need a clearly defined goal.<br>• Be …

Self-improvement

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How Alan Turing found machine thinking in the human mind

IN 1935, Alan Turing set out to build a reputation by outflanking the world’s leading mathematician. Turing was 22 years old, and a new fellow at …

Mathematics

How Do Galaxies Actually Form?

It's a bit of a mystery, but here's what we know.<p>Galaxies. We look at them in the sky, we live in one, but where did they all come from? How did they get here?<p>This video from MinutePhysics gives an overview of everything we know about how galaxies form:<p>Essentially, few million years after the Big …

17 Best IDEs for C/C++ Programming or Source Code Editors on Linux

C++, an extension of well known C language, is an excellent, powerful and general purpose programming language that offers modern and generic …

Programming

WhatsApp vs. Signal vs. Google Allo: Which app is best for privacy?

This spring, text messages got a lot more private. In April, the world’s most popular messaging service, WhatsApp, announced it would use end-to-end …

Artificially intelligent: A brief glossary of the ideas behind AI

What if the scariest thing about AI is the vocabulary test?<p>Sure, some people worry about machines putting an end to humanity as we know it, but that may be no more likely than a Mayan-predicted apocalypse. Artificial intelligence, though, may actually bring us lots of things we'll like: …

Suddenly Everybody Is Obsessed with A.I.—Even If Investors Don’t Get It

Many still don’t understand the emerging industry.<p>As Silicon Valley investors and tech giants continue to pour cash into burgeoning artificial intelligence technologies such as machine learning and chatbots, the relatively nascent A.I. industry is emerging as the latest mega-hot new ticket in …

Model-View-Controller (MVC) in iOS: A Modern Approach

Every new iOS developer is exposed to a huge amount of information that is crucial to master: a new language, new frameworks, and Apple’s recommended …

Cybersecurity firm: Crypto-ransomware infections have reached ‘epidemic’ level

The wave of crypto-ransomware attacks doesn’t appear to be going away. According to figures from Russian cybersecurity firm Kaspersky Lab, there were …

Ransomware

Android 6.0 Marshmallow comes to the Samsung Galaxy Tab S2

Good news, Samsung Galaxy Tab S2 owners! If you’re in the US, then you’ve got a major software update on the way that brings the device all the way to Android 6.0 Marshmallow. Yes, this 1 gig firmware download will bring to you all the delights of Google Now On Tap as well as Marshmallow’s coveted …

All four one and one for all

A theory of everything would unite the four forces of nature, but is such a thing possible? Over the centuries, physicists have made giant strides in …

The Amazing Artificial Intelligence We Were Promised Is Coming, Finally

We have been hearing predictions for decades of a takeover of the world by artificial intelligence. In 1957, Herbert A. Simon predicted that within 10 years a digital computer would be the world's chess champion. That didn't happen until 1996. And despite Marvin Minsky's 1970 prediction that "in …

Artificial Intelligence

Elon Musk Is Wrong. We Aren't Living in a Simulation

A simulated apple can't feed anybody, and other reality checks by a philosopher and a cognitive scientist.<p>Recently Elon Musk made internet headlines by claiming that the probability we live in "base reality" is one in billions. Instead, we are much more likely to be living in a historical ancestor …

5 Tips for Learning to Code for Visualization

Here are some tips to get you started, based on my own experiences with R, and more recently, the JavaScript library d3.js.<b>Tags:</b> d3js, process, R

Pentagon wants more people to hack its websites and networks

And it will even pay them to do it.<p>The Department of Defense's Hack the Pentagon program was apparently so successful, the agency has decided to extend and develop new initiatives for it. Similar to Facebook's, Twitter's and Google's bug bounty projects, Hack the Pentagon paid white hackers for the …

U.S. Dept. of Defense

The Inclination Point

It happens every January...<p>Gyms are packed to capacity with new members pumped and primed to get in shape and live healthier lives.<p>Two weeks later?<p>You can almost hear the crickets as the gym is virtually deserted with the exception of the regulars and maybe a couple new faces that managed to stick …

Why did Croatia fans disrupt their Euro 2016 match against Czech Republic?

The ugly scenes in Saint-Étienne, with supporters turning on each other and more than a dozen flares ending up on the pitch while their team led 2-1, is a result of widespread alienation amid allegations of corruption<p>Why would a set of supporters try to stop a game while their team is winning? And …

Is Infinity Real?

Three puzzles test whether the concept of infinity has purchase in the physical world.<p>Euclidean geometry has a way of turning mathematically inclined …