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Psychic Found Guilty Of An Elaborate Scheme To Steal $138,000 From Clients

Sylvia Mitchell's case drew back a bead-edged curtain on a Greenwich Village parlor where customers were warned about "negative energy" and their problems were traced to past lives. Prosecutors argued that Mitchell was a fortune-telling fraudster who preyed on vulnerable people.<p>She "finds people's …

Ripping Off Young America: The College-Loan Scandal

On May 31st, president Barack Obama strolled into the bright sunlight of the Rose Garden, covered from head to toe in the slime and ooze of the …

Finance

Tue Jul 30 '13 Announcement from Ubuntu Edge

<b>Your questions answered, and a new perk</b>Hi everyoneFirst up, we’ve added a FOUNDER WITH STYLE perk, which gets you an Ubuntu Edge t-shirt designed by …

High frequency trader fined more than $3m by regulators

<b>Financial regulators in the UK and US have fined a high frequency trader and his firm more than $3m (£1.95m) for manipulating commodities markets.</b><p>The UK's Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) fined Michael Coscia $903,176, while two US regulators levied the rest on him and his company, Panther …

Ground control to Major Tux: Space station dumps Windows, now uses Linux

For reasons involving reliability — which is semi-kinda important in low-Earth orbit, apparently — our fellow nerds living aboard the International Space Station have made the switch from Windows to Linux for astronauts’ laptops.<p>The space nerds will get training from the Linux Foundation for the …

Red Hat ditches MySQL, switches to MariaDB

According to news from the Red Hat summit which concludes in Boston on Friday, RHEL 7 will also include MongoDB.<p>The switch was expected to happen …

Storm Chasers Tim Samaras, Paul Samaras and Carl Young Killed in Oklahoma Tornadoes

Storm chaser and meteorologist Tim Samaras, his storm chaser partner Carl Young, and his son Paul Samaras, were among the 11 people killed in the …

Bayesian Methods for Hackers

<i>Using Python and PyMC</i><p>The Bayesian method is the natural approach to inference, yet it is hidden from readers behind chapters of slow, mathematical …

A Visual Explanation of SQL Joins

I thought Ligaya Turmelle's post on SQL joins was a great primer for novice developers. Since SQL joins <i>appear</i> to be set-based, the use of Venn …

Google Bets $10.7 Million On Drone Intelligence

The company's venture capital arm has just made a big investment in unmanned systems.<p>Echoing a company belief in autonomous systems, clever algorithms, and replacing fallible humans with smart machines, Google's venture capital arm announced yesterday that it is investing $10.7 million in a company …

Archive of Interesting Code

The Archive of Interesting Code is an (ambitious) effort on my part to research, intuit, and code up every interesting algorithm and data structure …

Paint or Paint App? Value of Creating Digital Vs. Traditional Art

Richards describes a recent photography-based project she developed in order for children to blend the two: “They're all taking tons of photos (with …

Sir Richard Branson's Virgin Galactic spaceship ignites engine in flight

<b>The spaceplane being developed by UK billionaire Sir Richard Branson has made its first powered flight.</b><p>The vehicle was dropped from a carrier aircraft high above California's Mojave Desert and ignited its rocket engine to go supersonic for a few seconds.<p>Sir Richard's intention is to use the …

If MBAs are useless, we’re all in big trouble

<i>Quartz Debate: The author of this piece debated the merits of an MBA with Quartz contributor Jay Bhatti.</i><p>MBAs–both the degrees and the people who have them–are an obsolete waste of time and money. An irrelevant recipe for failure. At least that’s what all the cool entrepreneurs and venture …

Innovation

Willow Garage Spinoff IPI Is Building Robots That Can See, Think, and Act

We often hear of robots forcing humans to learn new skills, but Willow Garage spinoff, Industrial Perception, Inc., (IPI) aims to do just the …

Open source is taking over the software world, survey says

It's been only a few weeks since the Linux Foundation released its report that enterprise use of Linux continues to rise, but on Wednesday fresh data came out that suggests the same is true of open source software in general.<p>Specifically, Black Duck Software and North Bridge Venture Partners today …

Lab Grown Kidney Transplanted Into Rat

Imagine a future in which no one died anymore waiting for an organ. Harvard researchers have taken a major step toward that reality by not only …

RNA-Based Drug Offers New Hope To Hepatitis C Patients

About 170 million people in the world suffer from chronic hepatitis C, a viral infection that often leads to cirrhosis or cancer of the liver. Right …

Google Is Forbidding Users From Reselling, Loaning Glass Eyewear

Google is barring anyone deemed worthy of a pair of its $1,500 Google Glass computer eyewear from selling or even loaning out the highly coveted …

Melting in Antarctica is worst in 1,000 years

For the first time, scientists have managed to demonstrate that ten times more ice melts in the summer months on the Antarctic Peninsula now than it did 600 years ago.<p><b>Antarctic, with the Antarctic Peninsula highlighted. [NASA]</b><p>The Antarctic Peninsula is the biggest and most prominent peninsula in …

Experimental Videogame Teaches Kids How to Program Java

Many videogames let you cast your very own magic spells. Usually, this involves pressing the right button on your mouse. But in an experimental game …

Why Chemotherapy That Costs $70,000 in the U.S. Costs $2,500 in India

By rejecting patent applications, developing countries have kept down the costs of much-needed medications. Can they continue to do so without harming efforts to develop new drugs?<p>Arko Datta/Reuters<p>Why does Gleevec, a leukemia drug that costs $70,000 per year in the United States, cost just $2,500 …

A non-mathematical explanation of one way functions

Alice and Bob are crossword enthusiasts. Every morning they rush to complete the Daily Telegraph cryptic crossword. One morning Alice finishes the …

Excellent Tools for Creating Videos Without Installing Software

Over the years I've published some lists and reviews of free tools for creating videos online. Quite a few of those tools have been for creating …

Teachers' Ultimate Guide to Using Videos

With one <i>billion</i> monthly users (and growing), YouTube's popularity is a pretty clear indication that video is a powerful medium. And kids' unrelenting …

Blackmagic URSA Mini Pro

Blackmagic URSA Mini Pro<p>The world’s first digital film camera with professional broadcast camera features and controls!<p>Introducing URSA Mini Pro, a …

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<i>Git Immersion is a guided tour that walks through the fundamentals of Git, inspired by the premise that to know a thing is to do it.</i><p>Git is a …