Ivan Storck

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Split shipyard has constructed largest sailing ship in the world

The largest sailing ship ever built will soon be launched and Croatia will have a special reason to be proud as she was built on the Dalmatian …

25 of the Most Inspiring Books Everyone Should Read

Take it from these CEOs, founders, and other high-achieving leaders.<p>Whether you turn pages, tap a tablet, or listen to audio, a good book can be a perfect relaxation aid, tutor, or source of inspiration. Here are quotes from more than two dozen executives who name their favorite book and explain …

Learn to Code

1. Internet of Things (IoT)<p>Because Java is “write once, run anywhere” (WORA), it’s used on all kinds of devices, from mobile phones to submarines. …

Programming

(Next) Best Paddling Towns: Conway, S.C.

A great paddling town is more than the sum of its parts. It starts with water, of course, but what makes a paddling town special is the community …

The Contestant Who Outsmarted The Price Is Right

In thirty-eight years, The Price is Right never had a contestant guess the exact value of prizes in the Showcase showdown. Until Terry Kniess came on — and changed everything.<p><b>Terry Kniess</b> has prepared. Over the back of the living-room couch, he's draped the yellow T-shirts he and his wife, Linda, …

Carry-on Adventures Episode 1: Escape from Las Vegas

<b>Story by Dave Shively<br>Photos by David Jackson</b><p><i>Presented by Expedia.com</i><p>When most people think of Las Vegas, a paddling adventure is about the last thing …

Las Vegas

City planners tap into wealth of cycling data from Strava tracking app

Seventy-six cities and regions are using Strava Metro data to help assess and shape transport policy<p>Sheila Lyons recalls the way Oregon used to collect data on how many people rode bikes. “It was very haphazard, two-hour counts done once a year,” said the woman in charge of cycling policy for the …

I became a millionaire overnight — and quickly realized that extreme wealth is overrated - Vox

I grew up lower middle class on the outskirts of Copenhagen. Anywhere outside of Scandinavia, the socioeconomic label would probably have been "poor," but Danish safety nets and support systems did their best to suspend the facts and offer better.<p>Today I'm a millionaire. I helped start a company …

Calming Your Brain During Conflict

Conflict wreaks havoc on our brains. We are groomed by evolution to protect ourselves whenever we sense a threat. In our modern context, we don’t fight like a badger with a coyote, or run away like a rabbit from a fox. But our basic impulse to protect ourselves is automatic and unconscious.<p>We have …

How to Read an Entire Book in a Single Day

You’ve been putting off reading that book for weeks, and you’re supposed to have read it all by tomorrow. Whether you’re cramming for school, or …

AT&T is putting a price on privacy. That is outrageous

Poor customers should not have to choose between being spied on and forking over money<p>Imagine if the postal service started offering discount shipping in exchange for permission to scan every letter you receive and then target you with junk mail based on the contents of your personal mail.<p>One of …

Privacy

Why we added ReactJS to our JavaScript Development Accelerator curriculum - Learn to Code

In the past year, we transitioned from teaching BackboneJS, to AngularJS for our front-end framework choice, and now we are adding in ReactJS.<p>Why …

Instructor Picks: Gift Ideas for the Developer in Your Life - Learn to Code

Here are their top picks:<p>Python<p>RESTful Web APIs <b><br>Level:</b> Beginner <b><br>Type:</b> Book <b><br>Price:</b> $30<br>Teaching the ins and outs of creating a secure application with the …

I made a PR to mitigate most of the performance penalty in Omniauth. Deprecating and removing Hashie has resisted several attempts at refactoring. Th...

<b>Update:</b> I made a PR to mitigate most of the performance penalty in Omniauth. Deprecating and removing Hashie has resisted several attempts at …

Chrome Gets a Faster, More Stable 64-Bit Build for OS X

Mac: Chrome has finally been optimized for 64-bit Macs in version 39, which comes with lots of stability, performance, and security …

World’s greatest movie theater? Paul Allen’s Cinerama gets a massive, high-tech upgrade

Seattle’s Cinerama movie theater, owned by Microsoft co-founder Paul Allen, will reopen this week after an immense upgrade that includes one of the …

Study: Answering Emails at Home Is Making You Sick

For years, doctors and counselors have warned that people who can’t quite disconnect from work when they’re off the clock are at risk of long-term fatigue. The compulsion to respond to emails and other communication after work hours has been dubbed “telepressure” by a recent study published in the</i> …

Codecademy: From Zero Experience To A Tech Job In Three Months

Codecademy, a venture-backed company, offers free online training for tech workers. Since it opened in 2011, more than 25 million people have taken those courses, according to CEO Zach Sims.<p>Courses include how to build websites and e-commerce apps, which, said Sims, “use modern languages like Ruby …

Will MOOCs be Flukes?

On July 23rd, 1969, Geoffrey Crowther addressed the inaugural meeting of the Open University, a British institution that had just been created to provide an alternative to traditional higher education. Courses would be conducted by mail and live radio. The basic mission, Crowther declared, was a …

Education

[ANN] Rails 4.1.2 and 4.0.6 have been released!

Hi everyone,<p>Rails 4.1.2 and Rails 4.0.6 are finally out. Rails 4.1.2 is the first bug fix release for the 4.1 series. Rails 4.0.6 includes a lot of …

Outrageous Entries From The Beard & Moustache Championships

These days, beards are the international symbol of the hipster.<p>Growing in their kilometres, these wiry rugs of goodness hang off men (and some …

10 Lessons I Learned from a Year of Productivity Experiments

Over the last 12 months I have conducted countless productivity experiments on myself, interviewed some of the most productive people in the world, …

You shouldn’t use a spreadsheet for important work (I mean it)

I envy economists. Unlike computer scientists, they seem to be able to publish best-seller books with innovative research. One such book is Piketty’s …

Flipboard

The Single Responsibility Principle

In 1972 David L. Parnas published a classic paper entitled On the Criteria To Be Used in Decomposing Systems into Modules. It appeared in the …

The Mind Does Not Belong in a Cubicle

Our brains evolved to work most efficiently in natural environments.<p>A group of 16 people sits in front of large Mac desktops in clusters of three and four at a start-up in Brooklyn. Aside from the steady tapping away at keyboards, there is little noise. It’s six o’clock, and people just want to go …