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Forget AWS Lambda, so long Kubernetes – this is the future of serverless

Forget about AWS Lambda and Kubernetes - AWS Fargate is the real future of serverless because it's containers that matter, says New Relic's Lee …

Cloud Computing

Five Steps to Walking Basslines on Guitar

Five easy steps you can take to create a cool-sounding and fun-to-play bassline over a ii-V-I chord progression.<p>3<p>SHARES<p>When learning how to play jazz …

How To: Hack WPA & WPA2 Wi-Fi Passwords with a Pixie-Dust Attack Using Airgeddon

Design flaws in many routers can allow hackers to steal Wi-Fi credentials, even if WPA or WPA2 encryption is used with a strong password. While this …

Do these 5 things right now to make sure you have enough money to retire

This article is reprinted by permission from NextAvenue.org. It is excerpted from “20 Retirement Decisions You Need to Make Right Now” by Ray LeVitre.<p>…

Retirement

You Have to See This Faux Marble Countertop Transformation

Marble is as pricey as it is gorgeous, but there's no real substitute for it, right? If you want the look of marble, you'll just have to save up …

Home Improvement

Jazz Guitar Licks: How to Play One Lick Over Four Chords

Transcribing jazz guitar licks and solo’s is an essential skill that every guitarist does to improve their playing. Not only does it help our aural …

Electric Guitar

Playing With Blocks

The first time I heard Wes Montgomery, I was struck by three things: his melodic sensibility, his use of octaves, and how he played solos using …

Electric Guitar

8 essential blues guitar lead tricks

Introduction<p><b>Arm yourself with eight essential blues tricks to take you on a path to better phrasing and soulful improvised lead lines.</b><p>Each of these …

Electric Guitar

20 tough lessons everyone should learn in their 20s

<b><br>1. Communication is everything</b><p>If you learn how to effectively command a room, think on your feet, articulate yourself exceptionally and present your ideas in a way which others can digest, understand and feel inspired by, you will be a force to be reckoned with. If you do not, you may very well …

Self-improvement

Blockchain: A Very Short History Of Ethereum Everyone Should Read

Even those who are not familiar with blockchain are likely to have heard about Bitcoin, the cryptocurrency and payment system that uses the technology. Another platform called Ethereum, that also uses blockchain, is predicted by some experts to overtake Bitcoin this year.<p><b>What is Ethereum?</b><p>Ethereum …

Cryptocurrency

The First 6 Pages of Bill Gates's Favorite Book Will Change Your Life (and the Next 500 Pages Aren't Bad Either) | Inc.com

If you're pessimistic about the state of world today, Bill Gates and Harvard psychology professor Steven Pinker have a message for you: "This bleak assessment of the state of the world is wrong. And not just a little wrong--wrong wrong, flat-earth wrong, couldn't-<i>be</i>-more-wrong."<p>The quote appears on …

Bill Gates

Steve Vai Reveals One Rock Guitarist He'd Take Lessons From

<b>Steve Vai</b> is a guitar god who has inspired generations of players with his technical mastery and compositional virtuosity.<p>After making a name for …

Guitar

A sleep expert gives the best tips for falling asleep quicker

Sleep expert Matthew Walker describes the perfect conditions for falling asleep quicker. Following is a transcript of the video.<p><b>Matthew Walker:</b> My name is Matthew Walker. I am a professor of neuroscience and psychology at the University of California Berkeley and I am the author of the book, "Why …

Sleep

Serverless architecture is the future, but we're not getting rid of containers just yet

Containers are billed as the future, yet serverless already seems set to surpass them in importance. Here's how organizations will juggle them …

I made a great discovery when I stopped staring at a woman on the beach

It was the crack of dawn and I couldn't stop looking over at the woman a few feet away from me on the beach. I had come to watch the sunrise and she was getting on my nerves.<p>The woman, who was probably in her 60s, was hunched over, incessantly tapping and swiping on the screen of her cellphone …

Intensive Care

23 startups that became unicorns in 2017, scoring valuations of $1 billion or more

A year ago, the venture capital industry looked like it was going to tighten its belt and bring valuations back to earth. But in 2017, venture investment continued to flow heavily and is on track to match or exceed dollars deployed in 2016, says PitchBook, a database that tracks such deals.<p>Mega …

Venture Capital

Are You Having Trouble Focusing? These Simple Strategies Will Help

In today’s always-on, information-overloaded world, it can be hard to stay focused throughout the day. How often do you find yourself distracted by inner chatter during meetings? Or how often do you find that emails are pulling you away from more important work?<p>We’ve surveyed and assessed more than …

Mindfulness

I tried the 10/10/10 Method to make decisions like Warren Buffett and Ray Dalio — and it's completely changed the way I view choices

<i><br>"I can calculate the motion of heavenly bodies but not the madness of people."</i><p>Those words are often attributed to Isaac Newton. They may evoke a chuckle, but they get to the root of a problem faced by us all — irrational behavior.<p>Making decisions is one of keystone actions we all take on a …

Self-improvement

I retired at 30 with $1.25 million — here are the 3 key strategies I used to get there

I started my financial independence journey in 2010 and saved $1.25 million in 5 years, reaching financial independence at the age of 30.<p>I get asked a lot how I did it and how someone else can too, so I decided to outline the variables and scenarios that impact how fast you, depending on your …

Retirement

10 Walk In Shower Designs To Upgrade Your Bathroom

Bathrooms are tricky things to design, especially when you’re looking at your master bath. The goal is ultimate relaxation with productivity thrown …

Interior Design

A Marine veteran and mental toughness coach shares how a single sentence can change your life

When Andrew Wittman teaches a mental toughness class, he likes to kick things off with a simple question.<p>"I'll ask them, 'Who are you?'" Wittman tells Business Insider.<p>"And they tell me what they do: 'I'm the CEO of a defense contractor firm.' 'I'm the EVP of a pharmaceutical sales company.' 'I'm a …

U.S. Marines

Willpower doesn't work — here's how to actually change your habits

Whether you want to get healthier, stop using social media so much, improve your relationships, be happier, write a book, or start a business — willpower won't help you with any of these things.<p>Personal progress and achieving success are best approached <i>like you're overcoming addiction.</i> Because, …

Self-improvement

Family Fun Night Ideas That You Will Look Forward To Each Week

Shares 95<p>Family nights are an excellent way to stay connected with your family, no matter what ages and stages of life. This connection is …

I asked Navy SEALs what to do when things get chaotic at work, and they said the same advice works on the battlefield and in business

I recently had the chance to get up before dawn and spend a day learning about leadership from two former US Navy SEAL commanders, Jocko Willink and Leif Babin.<p>Willink led SEAL Team 3 Task Unit Bruiser, the most highly decorated special operations unit of the Iraq War, and Babin was his second in …

Leadership

Stock traders swear by these 12 technical indicators

However, if you dabble in the stock market on a day-to-day basis, or if you simply want to know what drives the thinking of other market participants, it can be very beneficial to understand the basics of technical indicators.<p>Many traders swear by them to help with the timing of their trades or to …

Trading

The head of the world's largest hedge fund told Tony Robbins his best investing advice for the average person

Tony Robbins, the high-energy performance coach who sells out arenas for his seminars, has made it his primary mission the past few years to spread personal finance literacy.<p>Starting with his client of nearly 30 years, the billionaire investor Paul Tudor Jones, Robbins interviewed 50 of the top …

Investing

A Study of The Edge’s Guitar Delay (U2)

Want Your Kids to Become Financially Secure Adults? Parents of Today's Wealthy Did This, Study Says | Inc.com

What are the odds of a low-to-middle-class kid growing into a successful, wealthy adult? This may come as a surprise to those who believe that most wealthy people were born into money, but apparently, they are quite high. A recent study performed by the U.S. Trust revealed that 77 percent of the …

Income Inequality

How a Chinese power couple created a fast-food chain that's 3 times more profitable than In-N-Out

The Little Tikes log cabin my son received for his third birthday was a little lacking in authenticity—121 pounds of fancifully molded plastic and not a toothpick's worth of wood. What I saw as kitsch, though, Isaac experienced as an unqualified success.<p>From the moment he stepped inside, he reveled …

Business Administration

Master Sweeping by Learning the Rest Stroke

717<p>SHARES<p>One thing I notice when working with students who want to improve their sweep picking is that, very often, they're playing separate pick …