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Make Money from Home: How to Build an Online Business

Curriculum For This Course<p>24 Lectures<p>11:22:38<p>+ –<p>WEB DESIGN: How to Make a Website or Blog with WordPress and without Coding<p>5 Lectures</b> …

JavaScript: The Synchronous Explanation of Asynchronous Programming.

<i>If you've ever asked someday about JavaScript definition… you would get some answer like this:</i><p><b>JavaScript is a Single-threaded, non-Blocking,</b> …

What Your IP Address Says About You

You might not know it, but your IP address is a valuable piece of information. When people combine your IP address with other types of information, …

'Thousands of popular sites' at risk of Drown hack attacks

<b>Websites have been warned they could be exposed to eavesdroppers, after researchers discovered a new way to disable their encryption protections.</b><p>The experts said about a third of all computer servers using the HTTPS protocol - often represented by a padlock in web browsers - were vulnerable to …

Information Security

Google Makes Learning Neural Networks Free

Holy puppy slugs, Batman...<p>Like many other tech companies and researchers—and a growing number of digital artists—Google is very interested in machine learning, a vital component in creating artificially intelligent neural networks that would allow future machines to "think." More than that, they …

Machine Learning

Turn your $60 router into a $600 router

Of all the great DIY projects at this year's Maker Faire, the one project that really caught my eye involved converting a regular old $60 router into …

Scientists are backing up the most terrifying fan theory in the 'Star Wars' universe

1/<p>The "Endor Holocaust" fan theory dates back to 1997, when it first appeared on a website called TheForce.net.<p>Source: TheForce.net<p>2/<p>Curtis Saxton, …

Walt Disney Studios

A Turning Point For Quantum Computing

Quantum computing is moving from theory and experimentation into engineering and applications.<p>But now that quantum computing is going mainstream, it is incumbent on businesses and governments to understand its potential, for universities to beef up their teaching programs in quantum computing and …

Quantum Computing

How to avoid the curse of ransomware — software that forces you to pay money to unlock your computer

Criminals don't need to kidnap humans to extort money out of individuals or organizations. They've found something that's possibly just as valuable and can be much easier to obtain: your computer files.<p>Ransomware - a form of malware that infects a computer and encrypts all its files - is nothing …

A sociologist trained to become a tax-avoidance expert — here's what she learned about how the ultra wealthy keep their money

"All the world's a stage" - Shakespeare. Istvan Biro via Wikimedia Commons<p>Shakespeare said that all the world’s a stage, but the sociologist Erving Goffman added that most of the interesting stuff lies behind the scenes, in what he called the “backstage” areas of everyday life.<p>Having spent the past …

Income Inequality

5 Helpful and Unique Tips for People Who Want to Improve Their Sleep

Without proper sleep, our mission for fat loss morphs into the next installment of <i>Mission Impossible</i> (and Tom Cruise won't rescue us).<p>According to a <b>research study published</b> in the American Journal of Health Promotion, getting less than 6.5 hours nightly resulted in the subject having a higher body …

How to Create an Untraceable Messaging Device With an Old Phone

Secret, anonymous messages aren’t just for the dastardly. Luckily, a little privacy isn’t difficult to get. With some effort and a spare phone, …

JavaScript Goes Asynchronous (and It’s Awesome)

<i>This article is part of a web development series from Microsoft. Thank you for supporting the partners who make SitePoint possible.</i>JavaScript has …

Nuggets of Wisdom From 19 CEOs to Their Younger Selves | Inc.com

Ah, the benefits of hindsight. If we "knew then what we know now," our financial portfolios would appear much different. We might not have wasted so much time on that startup idea. We certainly would not have crashed and burned at the presentation trying to get seed funding.<p>The list goes on.<p>At the …

Leadership

5 Financial Numbers You Should Know Off the Top of Your Head

How many can you get right without peeking at your accounts?<p>Numbers matter in our finances, but some are more meaningful than others.<p>Just ask any …

Google Has Been Recording You. Here's How to Delete the Files

This is not "OK Google."<p>You probably know that Google keeps track of everything you type into its search bar, just like it scans your email to …

Men's Fashion, Style, Grooming, Fitness, Lifestyle, News & Politics

Style<p>Our Legacy joins the fray.<p>By Tyler Watamanuk1 day agoView More<p>Best Dressed<p><i>GQ</i>-approved kits from every red carpet, airport arrival, and coffee …

Lifestyle

Ancient teeth found in China challenge modern human migration theory

<b>(CNN) —</b> Scientists in southern China have discovered human teeth dating back at least 80,000 years -- 20,000 years earlier than modern humans were previously believed to have left Africa to migrate around the world.<p>The 47 teeth were found in a cave in Daoxian, in China's Hunan province, and are the …

Humanity

How the NSA can break trillions of encrypted Web and VPN connections

Researchers show how mass decryption is well within the NSA's $11 billion budget.<p>For years, privacy advocates have pushed developers of websites, …

Information Security

Thirsty For Knowledge: Advancing Understanding of How Our Brain Controls Body Hydration

<b>Scientists at the Research Institute of the McGill University Health Centre (RI-MUHC) and Duke University have made a breakthrough that advances our</b> …

The Guide to Productivity That Will Change Your Life

“If only I were more productive,” “If only I studied more,” “If only I took action.” Sounds familiar?<p>I think I already heard these ifonlystic …

A Former Google Recruiter Reveals The Biggest Resume Mistakes

You learn to spot mistakes fast when you review 3 million resumes a year.<p>Between September 2013 and 2014, Scott Bacon worked as a recruiter for Google in its network operations division. He was responsible for recruiting people to work as software and network engineers, but also in marketing and …

Encrypt like everyone’s watching – because someone probably is!

It’s week 3 of Cybersecurity Awareness Month (CSAM).<p>The official #CyberAware theme for this week is <i>Connected Communities and Families: Staying</i> …

How to Protect Yourself from the NSA If You Use 1024-bit DH Encryption

In a post on Wednesday, researchers Alex Halderman and Nadia Heninger presented compelling research suggesting that the NSA has developed the …

React+Flux can do in just 137 lines what jQuery can do in 10

XKCD AutomationI waste almost 15 minutes a week on an annoying little task. Every email I send to an email list gets a link that says, <i>“Click here to</i> …

JavaScript

Psychiatrists use an old trick to get people to trust them with their secrets — and it works just as well in business

Instead, psychologists say there's a somewhat scientific formula to gaining people's trust more quickly. The key is to strike a balance between warmth and competence — so that you seem credible but also human.<p>That idea is explored in detail in "Friend and Foe," a new book by Maurice Schweitzer, …

Recurrent Neural Networks Tutorial, Part 2 – Implementing a Language Model RNN with Python, Numpy and Theano

This the second part of the Recurrent Neural Network Tutorial. The first part is here. Code to follow along is on Github. In this part we will …

Deep Learning

24 Daily Habits That Will Boost Your Intelligence

Can changing up your daily routine actually enhance your intelligence?<p>The inner workings of the human brain are still one of humanity's great mysteries.<p>As neuroscience has advanced, we've learned that we can train our brains to think more clearly, be more positive, and better express creativity.<p>In …

The World's 2nd-Smartest Man Reveals The 'Brain Drugs' That He Thinks Make Him Smarter

The regimen, he says, makes his brain "work better." If you prevent age-related cognitive decline, then "that's sort of like being smarter."<p>Rosner has an IQ of 192, compared with the average IQ of 100, as ranked by intelligence tests on this list kept by the World Genius Directory.<p>The health nut …