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Stanford’s Most Popular Class Isn’t Computer Science–It’s Something Much More Important

It’s called “Designing Your Life,” a course that’s part throwback, part foreshadowing of higher education’s future.<p>Before Kanyi Maqubela became an investment partner at the Collaborative Fund, an early-stage venture capital firm focused on social enterprises, he was a typical Stanford student in …

How long can we stay awake?

We can fight off the sandman for a while, but after a certain point, sleeplessness leads to temporary madness and – just maybe – death, discovers Adam Hadhazy.<p>People start to hallucinate and go a bit crazy<p>It’s surprising how we spend our lives. Reach your 78th birthday and according to some …

University of Chicago

RANKED: The Best Smartphones In The World

Didn't get what you want over the holidays? Here are the best smartphones to look at.<p><i>We update this list approximately once a month. Our rankings are based on a variety of factors including design, software and hardware features, content selection, carrier availability, and price. We only consider</i> …

MIT Unifies Web Development In Single, Speedy New Language

itwbennett writes: <i>A new programming language out of MIT, called Ur/Web, provides a way for developers to write pages as self-contained programs. It</i> …

The future is Machine Learning, not programs or processes.

I was once again voted the most outspoken BPM blogger on earth. Hey, why not the universe? But thanks for the mention. I won’t however waste my and …

'The Imitation Game': A Look at the Life and Legacy of Alan Turing

Sixty years after his death, Alan Turing is back in the public eye.<p>Turing, a British mathematician who helped defeat the Nazis by cracking their …

Hacking for Dummies: The Funniest Computer Hacking Movie Moments of the 80s and 90s

<i>(Warning: The videos in this post contain language that’s NSFW unless your boss is a big fan of movies from the 80s and 90s that featured computers</i> …

Are you a human?

Here are the Highest-Paying Programming Languages

This past summer, we looked at a ranking of the of top programming languages by growth, popularity, and job demand. Those rankings – compiled by the</b> …

With This Tiny Box, You Can Anonymize Everything You Do Online

<i>Editors' note: Updated below with clarifications about Germar’s claims of Anonabox using “custom” hardware.</i><p>No tool in existence protects your …

A Publishing Tool That Builds Websites Powered by AI

“Websites are just the worst,” says Dan Tocchini. And his former profession? Surprise! Website designer.<p>Tocchini learned to loathe website work, …

Big City bash: Adams adds to Cards' legendary homers

ST. LOUIS -- Matt Adams went crazy, folks.<p>The Cardinals first baseman couldn't help it Tuesday evening as he ran down the first-base line after …

Adams' blast wins series for Cardinals

Shelby Miller was sitting only a few rows away on the team bus from Adam Wainwright when Miller’s phone buzzed to life with a text message that …

Cards plan on Wainwright for Game 1

The Cardinals intend to start ace Adam Wainwright for Game 1 of the National League championship series on Saturday, as scheduled, but they have …

St. Louis Cardinals Players Who Must Be Let Go This Offseason

The St. Louis Cardinals are in a dogfight for the National League pennant and Central Division title. With October looming, let’s take a quick timeout to consider what needs to happen this offseason and who must be released.<p>What unfolds in September could lead to the 12th World Series championship …

Baseball

Why I hate the damned Cardinals: An essay

The Cardinals are my least-favorite team in baseball. There isn't another team in the league that I dislike more. Everything they do bugs me. I …

The Two Most Underrated Pitchers in Baseball

Let’s play a game based off statistics between the 2013 and 2014 seasons. Consider the following:<p>Player<p>IP<p>K/9<p>BB/9<p>ERA<p>fWAR<p>405.2<p>8.74<p>1.33<p>3.33<p>9.6<p>Player …

*Seven Years of Holliday Redux

The past couple games, I've been thinking. More specifically, I was watching Sunday's victory and was struck by a thought, then returned to that same …

Yadier Molina and his knowledge of the strike zone

Since returning from the disabled list, six-time All-Star and six-time Gold Glover Yadier Molina has struggled mightily at the plate for the …

Project to Turn Bitcoin Into an All-Powerful Programming Language Raises $15M

A year ago, Vitalik Buterin was a teenaged college dropout dabbling in the bitcoin digital currency. Now, he's the founder of a futuristic …

How disappointing have the Cards batters been?

Jenrry Mejia, Scott Rice, Carlos Torres, and Kyle Farnsworth collaborated to shut out the St. Louis Cardinals on Monday at Citi Field. It was the …

*Can Taveras and Bourjos learn to play nice?

Recent reports from team sources have sparked rumors that top prospect Oscar Taveras will not be joining the major league club as long as recently …

*Early Reports on Lance Lynn against left-handers

Lance Lynn continues to be one of the most divisive figures among the Cardinals fan base, and his first two starts have done little to settle his …

*Trevor Rosenthal is truly one of a kind

According to Fangraphs, the average fourseam fastball velocity was 92.0 MPH in 2013, and the average changeup velocity was 82.9 MPH. Well, two …

Bernie: Matheny weary of 'Cardinal Way' slogan

<b>CINCINNATI</b> • In a conversation about the spirited rivalries within the NL Central division, Cardinals manager <b>Mike</b> <b>Matheny</b> detoured into a discussion …

*Cardinals have yet to extend any young starters

The depth the Cardinals have in the rotation is hardly a state secret. After veteran Adam Wainwright, the Cardinals have six young pitchers who have …

Opening road trip tarnished by what might've been

At the end of last season, the National League Central standings were:<p>Place<p>Team<p>W<p>L<p>GB<p>PCT<p>RS<p>RA<p>Run …

Dreams of a Horsehide Fiend

Opening Day through the eyes of the surreal.<p>Tampa Bay Rays<p>As Ian Malinowski observed, "It's one thing for a small-market team to find success and quite another to sustain it." As David Price's salary inexorably rises through arbitration and free-agent eligibility (the latter after the 2015 season), …