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The Disturbing Truth About How Airplanes Are Maintained Today

In the last decade, most of the big U.S. airlines have shifted major maintenance work to places like El Salvador, Mexico, and China, where few mechanics are F.A.A. certified and inspections have no teeth.<p>Not long ago I was waiting for a domestic flight in a departure lounge at one of the crumbling …

Aviation

Tax Deferral Is Millennials' Ticket To An Awesome Retirement

It may be hard for someone in their twenties or early thirties to start thinking about retiring, especially when there is so much interesting stuff to check out on Facebook, Instagram, or Twitter; but this is exactly the time that a Millennial should start preparing for retirement if one wants to …

29 Books That Will Enrich Your Inner Literati

Little, Brown<p>Bloomsbury Publishing<p>Alfred A. Knopf<p>Farrar, Straus and Giroux<p>Harper & Brothers<p>Farrar, Straus and Giroux<p>Jonathan Cape<p>Viking Press, Dell …

Books

Life hack: What’s the best programming language to learn first?

So, you heard that some developers make a lot of money with iPhone and Android apps, and you’re thinking about getting a mobile development gig for …

How-to Install Eclipse 4.8 Photon R IDE for Java Developers on Linux Mint 17.2 Rafaela 32-64bit Easy Visual-Guide

<b>Download Latest Eclipse IDE for Java Developers</b>:<p><b>Eclipse 4.8 Photon R IDE Java Linux</b><p><b>Double-Click on Archive and Extract Eclipse into /tmp</b><p>Open a <b>Shell</b> …

Linux

How-to Install NoMachine Remote Desktop on Ubuntu 15.04 Vivid 32-64bit Linux-GNU

NoMachine Quick-Start for Ubuntu Linux<p>The Linux Tutorial Shows You Step-by-Step <b>How-to Install and Getting-Started with NoMachine Free Remote Desktop</b> …

Browse Anonymously with a DIY Raspberry Pi VPN/TOR Router

Surf the Internet securely with your very own portable WiFi VPN/TOR router. You can configure a Raspberry Pi with Linux and some extra software to connect to a VPN server of your choice. The VPN connection encrypts your internet traffic so that hackers and spies can’t figure out what web sites you …

Raspberry Pi

Nuns gone bad: Why you should read this lurid tale of a lesbian nun sex gang

<b>(amoklv via iStock)</b><p>The true story of murder and a lesbian cult in a Roman convent is a lesson in religion and the abuse of power<p>Laura Miller<p>January 15, 2015 12:00am (UTC)<p>In the summer of 1859, a desperate nun in the Roman convent of Sant'Ambrogio sent a letter to her kinsman, a bishop in the …

How to Brine Meat -- And Why You Should Bother

<i>Inspired by conversations on the Food52 Hotline, we're sharing tips and tricks that make navigating all of our kitchens easier and more fun.</i><p><i>Today: Why you should start brining your meat -- and how to start.</i><p>Have you ever suffered the travesty that is a dry, tasteless chicken breast? Or tried to cut …

11 Financial Books Every Young Person Should Read

Those of you who are seeking investing enlightenment are not going to find much of it on the web.<p>I suggest you log off, power down your computer, and read some books. Take your time. The months you spend perusing this list will be well spent.<p>I'd recommend reading at least the first four books …

The USPS Tries to Get Kids Writing Letters With a SpongeBob SquarePants Mailbox

Charles Manson Today: The Final Confessions of a Psychopath

In California’s San Joaquin Valley, about halfway between Bakersfield and Fresno, on the outskirts of the fly-infested, windblown, stink-soaked, …

Crime

People Are Saying Obama's Off-The-Cuff Speech On Race Was One Of His Most Important Ever

This was the kind of speech that civil-rights leaders have always been calling on President Barack Obama to give.<p>At length on Friday, during a surprise appearance in the White House briefing room, Obama spoke off-the-cuff about the death of Trayvon Martin and racial profiling in America.<p>"He should …

Designer turns negative client comments to funny poster

Put Away The Eulogy, The PC Is Alive And Well

<b>Editor’s note:</b> <i>Chester Ng is co-founder and CMO of SweetLabs, makers of Pokki, a modern app platform for the PC. Follow him on Twitter @chest.</i><p>Over the past couple of weeks, we’ve been blessed by the prescient researchers at Gartner and IDC with fresh data and predictions about the shipment trends …