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When Prude Investors Cockblock Sex Tech, No One Gets Off

If sex-based products and platforms seem retrograde (or worse), it may be because white male VCs are holding back innovation.<p>Cindy Gallop had just purchased a sex toy.<p>“I opened this box, looked at this beautiful object, and found myself thinking, ‘How the fuck do you use this thing?'” she recalls. …

I transformed my Jeep into a moving house to travel Africa for 2 years — here's what it was like to build

A few years ago I drove a Jeep from Alaska to Argentina. I learned a lot on that trip about where I want to go and what kind of vehicle I want to live in.<p>After years of saving and planning, I bought a 2007 four-door Jeep Wrangler Unlimited Rubicon to turn into a house on wheels to drive around …

Scott Aaronson Answers Every Ridiculously Big Question I Throw at Him

<i>Scott Aaronson has one of the highest intelligence/pretension ratios I’ve ever encountered. I wasn’t really aware of him before last fall, when I</i> …

Learn the Best Knot for Camping

The Taut Line Hitch is the best knot for camping and the only knot you need in most situations. Its easy to learn, easy to remember, easy to tie and …

Campervans

Tips for Blood Trailing and Recovering Game: What to Do Before and After the Shot

Few things in hunting are more frustrating than losing an injured animal. For most, an animal is “lost” when the blood trail dries up and they are …

Finally, a 'Reasonably-Secure' Operating System: Qubes R3

The world's most secure operating system assumes you've been owned.<p>You know the state of computer security is dire when Qubes OS, arguably the world's most secure operating system, makes only modest claims.<p>Last week, the software project announced the official release of Qubes R3, which includes …

5 TED Talks That Will Help You Understand--and Improve--Your Brain

Your brain is the most important yet least understood organ in your whole body.<p>Without it you couldn’t keep breathing, let alone reading this column. Yet how often do you think about your own brain–how it works, what it needs, and how it could work better? Your brain is both the most important and …

Understanding Rocker

Instruction Director Michael Rogan explains what it is, how to use it—and why it matters.<p>Author:<p>Mike Rogan<p>Publish date:<p>Almost every ski on your …

A Gentle Guide to Machine Learning

Machine Learning is a subfield within Artificial Intelligence that builds algorithms that allow computers to learn to perform tasks from data instead …

From Technical Debt to Software Development Ana...

<i>by Israel Gat</i><p><b>When and how is it appropriate to apply technical debt as an analytical technique?</b><p>This article proposes moving on from elaborating on …

Exercises for Programmers, Mob Programming, Modern Perl and more...

August 05, 2015<p>When you write software, you need to be at the top of your game. You need to practice and hone your skills, and stay on top of the …

Learning Fluency

<i>Adapted from a talk at the 2015 Burlington Ruby Conference and reworked in November 2016 for RubyConf 2016.</i><p>Hi, I am Sara. That’s me in the hat.<p>I like …

Making Netflix.com Faster

by Kristofer BaxterSimply put, performance matters. We know members want to immediately start browsing or watching their favorite content and have …

JavaScript

Pragmatic Functional Refactoring with Java 8

You may be hearing a lot of buzz around functional programming. For example, Java 8 recently introduced new features (lambda expressions and method …

Programming

Get ahead in Silicon Valley: take nootropic brain drugs

Jesper Noehr, 30, reels off the ingredients in the chemical cocktail he’s been taking every day before work for the past six months. It’s a mixture of exotic dietary supplements and research chemicals that he says gives him an edge in his job without ill effects: better memory, more clarity and …

8 Things I Learned During 8 Years of Ruby and Rails

Check out a follow-up on Ruby Rogues Exactly 8 years ago I started working professionally as a rails developer. I’ve spent a lot of time working for …

Detechter

Inspiration

How & Why Prototypes Are Mandatory for Good Design

Nothing brings you closer to the functionality of the final product than prototyping. While wireframes sketch out the blueprint and mockups show the …

UX Design

Climbing On Mount Denali

Practical Tips for Web and Mobile Usability Tests

Damian Rees, Co-founder of Experience Solutions, helps explain how he adapted website usability testing for the most optimized experience. Because anyone can use the Internet, one of his core principles is setting criteria and expectations up front so that your tests proceed with the right level of …

Best wireframe tools for web design

Creating a wireframe is a key step in web design and web development because it allows to shift the focus more on functionality and interaction with …

Mobile App Development Lifecycle and Stages

Explore Pyongyang North Korea Like Never Before in Mind-Bending ‘Flow-Motion’ Hyperlapse

The ‘Enter Pyongyang‘ flow-motion hyperlapse by JT Singh and Rob Whitworth debuted to the public two hours ago as of this writing, and already it has …