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Coding Explained in 25 Profound Comics

We asked our open source community to share the comics they found most profoundly described coding, via our news site. Here are their 25 most upvoted …

When Japan Gets April Fools' Day So Right

Today is April 1. I recently read someone somewhere saying that April Fools’ Day is not a thing in Japan. Oh how wrong is that! It’s been around for …

Japan

15 Best Travel Experiences for Night Owls

When you think of late-night fun, chances are clubs in big cities like New York, Berlin, or Miami come to mind. And while it's true that there are plenty of up-all-night diversions in those locales, there are also plenty of alternative evening adventures awaiting travelers, both in cities and …

Travel

How cable networks speed up shows to squeeze in more ads

If you're still watching cable, it turns out that channels like TBS and TNT are now <i>speeding up</i> syndicated programs, classics films and other shows by as much as 7 percent. We hadn't noticed it much ourselves, but the trend was spotted by <i>Snopes</i> and others thanks to a YouTube user who compared the …

Anonymous declares war over Charlie Hebdo attack

Anonymous declared war on Islamic extremists Friday and promised to take revenge for the attack on French satirical magazine Charlie Hebdo.<p>In a video posted on YouTube, the group of hackers said they would track down websites and social media networks linked to terrorists, and take them down.<p>"We, …

Terrorism

Learning to code? I did it for 2 years – here’s what I learned

I’ve never sworn so much in my entire life. I stared at a computer screen for hours, trying to fix a bug in my app. The cause of the error eluded me, …

Stack Overflow

These Photos Of A 2-Year-Old And Her Drug-Addict Parents Started A Huge Controversy

Then a 21-year-old college student, Popova asked the woman, Lilya, if she could take her photograph. That photo spurred a months-long photo project on the lives of the little girl, Anfisa, and her parents, Lilya and a man named Pasha.<p>With the family's permission, Popova stayed with them for several …

Creativity

The top 10 scientific breakthroughs of 2014

It's been a good year for science. 2014 has yielded discoveries across almost every field of research, from the origins of life on Earth to the far …

Colorado and Marijuana Legalization One Year Later: What Has Changed?

It will soon be a full year in which adults were allowed to purchase marijuana from state-regulated dispensaries in Colorado.<p>We've already passed the two-year mark allowing adults to possess an ounce of marijuana and use privately. Some Coloradans have chosen to cultivate marijuana legally for the …

Cannabis

Programming languages and Frameworks to learn in 2015

I can't make a poll on HN, but I would like everyone to contribute with an opinion. Which languages are worth to devote learning in 2015? and what …

Programming Languages

A 25-Year-Old Coding Genius Was Making $500,000 A Year In College, And He Just Raised $10 Million For A Startup

He launched his first tech startup when he was 12. "I wanted to cheat video games," he laughs. "I did Cheat Neopets, web game cheats. For $25/month you got whatever cheats I found. It did well until Neopets sent me a cease and desist letter."<p>"I was 13. I thought I was screwed," he told us. "I …

Startups

Behold, atheists' new Ten Commandments

What if, instead of climbing Mount Sinai to receive the Ten Commandments from God, Moses had turned to the Israelites and asked: Hey, what do you guys think we should do?<p>Considering the Hebrews' bad behavior in the Bible, what with the coveting of neighbors' wives and murdering their own brothers, …

Supersonic jets can fly from New York to L.A. in 2.5 hours (or less)

The super rich may soon be going supersonic.<p>Over a decade after the Concorde made its last transatlantic flight, a number of companies are working on the next generation of supersonic passenger aircraft capable of speeds at least twice as fast as current commercial planes.<p>These planes will likely …

Bilingual People Are Like Brain 'Bodybuilders'

People who speak two languages may have brains that are more efficient at language processing and other tasks, new research suggests.<p>Scientists have …

The English language gets butchered in these hilarious clothes from Japan

Important Things to Remember When Coding

Inside Shellshock: How hackers are using it to exploit systems

On Wednesday of last week, details of the Shellshock bash bug emerged. This bug started a scramble to patch computers, servers, routers, firewalls, …

Cybersecurity

Visual guide to selling software as a service by @prezly

It took my team years to find an efficient way of getting new customers. First, I’ll show you how we messed up and then how we got on the road to conversion success using the pirate metrics framework.

Rhode Island Little League coach gives team post-loss pep talk, gives us sports feelings

The kids were crying, and WE TOTALLY WEREN'T CRYING.<p>The team from Cumberland, Rhode Island lost to a team from Illinois 8-7 Monday night, ending their trip to the Little League World Series. This left coach David Belisle with the unenviable position of having to talk to a group of despondent kids, …

How well do Uber drivers rate you? (update)

Uber's car service lets you rate your drivers, but it also lets them rate <i>you</i>. The customer might always be right, but some customers are simply jerks -- and the system lets drivers know what they might be in for. Until now, there's been no way to draw out your customer rating from the app, but with …

The Cornish beaches where Lego keeps washing up

<b>A container filled with millions of Lego pieces fell into the sea off Cornwall in 1997. But instead of remaining at the bottom of the ocean, they are still washing up on Cornish beaches today - offering an insight into the mysterious world of oceans and tides.</b><p>"Let me see if I can find a cutlass," …

Lego

Somebody Flew a Drone Into a Fireworks Display and This Is What Happened

Have you ever wondered what it would be like to fly through a fireworks display?<p>This video, shot from a drone with an on-board camera, shows exactly …

Drones

'Why Am I So Tired?' 14 Reasons You're Tired All the Time

Lack of sleep isn't the only thing sapping your energy (though recent data shows over a third of U.S. adults sleep less than seven hours a night). …

Wellness

Five things that make Go fast

<i>Anthony Starks has remixed my original Google Present based slides using his fantastic Deck presentation tool. You can check out his remix over on</i> …

13 Google Search Tricks That Make Life A Whole Lot Easier

You <i>think</i> you know how to Google? You don't know how to Google.<p>Even the most seasoned Googler might not know every tip and trick available with just a few extra keystrokes in the search bar. Consider this your instructions manual for the world's most popular search engine.<p>Define A Word<p><b>The Scenario:</b> …

10 Articles Every Programmer Must Read

Being a Java programmer and Software developer, I have learned a lot from articles titled as <i>What Every Programmer Should Know about .....</i> , they tend …

Font Awesome

Oi. Your browser is not supported<p>Your browser is too old and missing some key goodies. To use the Font Awesome website, you'll need to use a more …

Typography

How to become a millionaire web developer | Guy Routledge - Musings on web development, design & business

100+ Interesting Data Sets for Statistics

<b>Edit:</b> Hey guys! This has proved to be one of the most popular articles on the site, so I’ve created a supplemental download on the 5 biggest …