Mark Dowdy

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The Hoarding of the American Dream

In a new book, a Brookings scholar argues that the upper-middle class has enriched itself and harmed economic mobility.<p>There’s a certain type of financial confessional that has had a way of going viral in the post-recession era. The University of Chicago law professor complaining his family was …

University of Chicago

The High Cost of a Home Is Turning American Millennials Into the New Serfs

This isn’t about lifestyle choices. It’s about a system in which the boomers are protecting their wealth and views at the expense of the rest of …

Endless has a mission: Bring its charmingly cheap Mission One computers to the US

The new Endless Mission Mini and Mission One are small, inexpensive and can teach you coding.<p>You and I have a nearly limitless array of computer choices, from massive desktops to slim laptops to entire computers build into something the same size as a USB stick. But in emerging markets, the options …

Tutorials

5 Breadboarding Quick Tips

If you have some free time over the holidays, perhaps you’re planning on finally diving into some electronics projects. If you’re new to hobby electronics, you may be unfamiliar with breadboards and how they work. Or, if you’re already a seasoned electronics enthusiast, there is always room for …

Making an Arduino-based CNC plotter out of a DVD player is as easy as 1, 2, what’s Arduino again?

Once, long ago when magazines still existed, I bought a copy of Popular Mechanics. Inside was a guide on how to build a robotic lawnmower. Now this was back in the 1980s so it wasn’t a very complex machine – it basically backed up when it hit stuff – but I was amazed. Being only ten at the time I …

Arduino

Ethereum Energy Startup Awarded Blockchain Patent

A Brooklyn blockchain startup has been awarded a patent by the US Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) for its work using the tech to facilitate …

Blockchain

Wrangling High Voltage

Working with high voltage is like working with high pressure plumbing. You can spring a leak in your plumbing, and of course you fix it. And now that …

After Orlando, this politician apologised for his anti-LGBT past and backed equality

The Lieutenant Governor of Utah has apologised for his anti-LGBT past, after the Orlando massacre.<p>50 people were killed and 53 injured in the …

A report that analyzed every minimum-wage hike since 1938 should put a bunch of nonsense ideas to rest

"Raising minimum wage risky," the Lexington (Kentucky) Herald-Leader tersely warned.<p>"Raising minimum wage hurts low-skill workers," the Detroit News bluntly declared.<p>"Even left-leaning economists say it's a gamble," Vox solemnly cautioned.<p>Nonsense. We have been raising the minimum wage for 78 …

Economics

Retrofit your old appliances with new controls

Unfortunately, home appliances aren’t a one-size-fits-all sort of thing. What works for some may not always work so well for others. With this in …

Arduino

'When You're Accustomed to Privilege, Equality Feels Like Oppression'

I've never been punched in the face. Not in an actual fight, at least. I'm not much of a fighter, I suppose... more of an "arguer." I don't think I'm "scared" to get into a fight, necessarily -- there have been many times I have put myself in situations where a physical fight could easily have …

Self-help
Africa

The Only Color Scheme Generators You’ll Need

Color is important in any design project. These color scheme generators will help you get it right quickly and easily. Continue reading...<b><br>Continue</b> …

Color Schemes

20 New Free Fonts For Designers

Beautiful <b>free fonts</b> for your web and graphic designers and design projects. All new fonts are perfect for Headlines, Headings and print design. Free …

Typography