Chris Ferguson

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7 Workout Moves You Can Do With Just A Foam Roller

And none of them are stretches!<p>The foam roller is a magical tool used to ease muscle tightness or soreness before or after workouts. But not everyone knows that a foam roller can also be used <i>during</i> a workout to tone and strengthen muscles.<p>General benefits of the foam roller include improving range …

Workouts

Git Cheat Sheet

A few weeks ago I created this Git Cheat Sheet as a reference for commands I use at least once a month. I've found it useful and I'm sharing it so …

DevOps

Welders and Philosophers

In the most recent Republican presidential primary debate, Senator Marco Rubio said:<p>"For the life of me, I don't know why we have stigmatized vocational education. Welders make more money than philosophers. We need more welders and less philosophers."<p>First of all, let me ignore the grammatical …

7 Yoga Poses You Can Do While Reading

It's no secret that I'm a book nerd. Like, a big one.<p>My water bottle has the names of famous authors on it instead of measurements. I use Goodreads …

Yoga

8 amazing fat-burning intervals

If your goal is to burn fat, interval training should be part of your workout program. Interval training is a great way to hammer out a quick …

Exercise

Artificial Neural Networks: Made Simple - Case Study Example

Welcome back to our retail case study example for campaign and marketing analytics. So far in this case study, we were working on a classification …

The rise and fall of logical positivism

The rise and fall of logical positivism is the most spectacular story of 20th century philosophy. Logical positivism was wildly successful, and some …

48 Animated Videos Explain the History of Ideas: From Aristotle to Sartre

This year we've been featuring short animated videos from BBC Radio 4, all covering the big questions: How did everything begin? What makes us human? …

Styling & Customizing File Inputs the Smart Way

View demo Download sourceThere are quite a few techniques for “customizing” the <input type="file" /> element. I tried most of them, but none was …

Where Do Languages Go to Die?

The tale of Aramaic, a language that once ruled the Middle East and now faces extinction<p>If a Middle Eastern man from 2,500 years ago found himself on his home territory in 2015, he would be shocked by the modern innovations, and not just electricity, airplanes, and iPhones. Arabic as an official …

Astronauts report an “overview effect” from the awe of space travel—and you can replicate it here on Earth

The view of earth from space is so spectacular that it can apparently transform astronauts’ perspectives on life—and even draw these scientists toward religion and spiritualism.<p>“Something happens to you out there,” Apollo 14 astronaut Edgar Mitchell has said. “You develop an instant global …

Transcendental Meditation

Controversial Philosopher Says Man And Machine Will Fuse Into One Being

An interview with philosopher Peter Sloterdijk.<p><i>Peter Sloterdijk is Germany’s most controversial thinker and media theorist. He has dared to challenge long-established divisions in traditional philosophy of body and soul, subject and object, culture and nature. His 1999 lecture on “Regulations for</i> …

Take a Wittgenstein class: He explains the problems of translating language, computer science, and artificial intelligence.

The best class I took in college was on the philosopher Ludwig Wittgenstein. Until that point, I had avoided philosophy of language as simply being …

A day in the life of Eddie Hall, Britain's Strongest Man

Stoke-on-Trent strongman Eddie Hall has his sights set on global success. Jonathan Wells spends a day with 'The Beast' to discover the man behind the muscles<p>In many ways, Eddie Hall does not live up to his billing.<p>Nicknamed 'The Beast', Hall boasts tribal tattoos, a ‘warhawk’ hairstyle and a …

How Your Job Shapes Your Identity

How Your Job Shapes Your Identity<p>When we meet new people, we’re tempted to ask: ‘what do you do?’ We’re picking up on the idea that our identity is …

Profit

How 'SaaSification' Is Taking The Tech World By Storm

The greatest value the cloud offers is the ability to use technology to scale business processes quickly and make them more consumable. It enables them to run as a service, giving developers and operators more flexibility to stand up a service, sort out what works and what doesn’t, and ultimately …

Innovation