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Thousands of Army Ants Build an Impressive Bridge With Their Bodies In Order to Swarm a Wasp Nest

Thousands of army ants in Costa Rica amazingly worked together to build an impressive ropy bridge using their own bodies in order to swarm a highly …

Costa Rica

We Are Still Living in the Ruins of the 2008 Crash

<b>Sometimes you don’t know</b> how deep the hole is until you try to fill it. In 2009, staring down what looked to anyone with a calculator like the …

Economics

Decorators in Python: What you need to know

Python decorators are a powerful concept that allow you to "wrap" a function with another function.<p>The idea of a decorator is to abstract away …

Python Programming

IBM-Maersk blockchain alliance cuts oceanic shipping times by 40%

Did you just get a TV from Tokyo or flowers from France? Blockchain, that potentially disruptive but much-derided technology, might have helped deliver the goods.<p>A blockchain-based IBM partnership with global shipping colossus Maersk has now expanded to include 94 partners, Big Blue said Thursday. …

Blockchain

Google AI on Raspberry Pi: Now you get official TensorFlow support

Google's TensorFlow team makes it a whole lot easier to get AI up and running on a Raspberry Pi.<p><i>Video: How to set up your Raspberry Pi 3 Model …

Raspberry Pi

Major Quantum Computing Advance Made Obsolete by Teenager

18-year-old Ewin Tang has proven that classical computers can solve the “recommendation problem” nearly as fast as quantum computers. The result …

Quantum Computing

Futuristic system uses nothing but Wi-Fi waves to detect motion anywhere in your home

Home security camera systems are all the rage right now, but they never give you 100% coverage. It would obviously be hugely inappropriate to install …

Home Security

router7

router7 is a pure-Go implementation of a small home internet router. It comes with all the services required to make a fiber7 internet connection …

Confused About Company Culture? Consulting This Simple Framework Can Help

Company culture is either, depending whom you ask:<br>An all-important force in corporate life<br>…or…<br>An amorphous, squishy concept that borders on being meaningless.<p>Here’s what I think about this divergence of opinion: <i>both sides are right.</i> There are times in business life when, as Peter Drucker said (or …

5 Ways Men And Women Are Different When It Comes To Intimacy And Sex

The debate of how men and women are different has been a longstanding one and will continue to be so for a longtime. The reason being that though …

New website format is so revolutionary its creator doesn't know its potential

<b>A new web tool has made it possible to format an entire website as a URL string, but it’s such a different way of making websites that even its</b> …

Negotiating necessities: Powerful tactics to get what you want

Self-Assessment Quiz – True or False:<p>I feel comfortable speaking up at meetings.<br>• I have created a team of people I can go to for help.<br>• I am aware of my …

Learn Python with Visual Studio

In the Stack Overflow Developer Survey for 2018, Python sits comfortably in the first place as the most wanted programming language, with JavaScript …

15 Sweet Compliments Modern Women Actually Want To Hear, According to Study

1. <b>Tell me more about [thing you are so passionate about you can’t stop talking about it].</b> Because what I’m really saying is “I care about what you’re …

Raspberry Pi Image Recognition System With Alexa Voice

Raspberry Pi enthusiasts searching for a new project to keep them busy may be interested in a Raspberry Pi image recognition tutorial which has been …

How to Start and Finish Any Web App Project

<b>This article was originally posted on Nov 7th 2016 at: https://nickjanetakis.com/blog/how-to-start-and-finish-any-web-app-project</b><p>Did you know it took …

Steve Jobs' secret for eliciting questions, overheard at a San Francisco café

Last month I was enjoying the remarkably good crab cake and poached eggs at Just for You Café in San Francisco's Dogpatch neighborhood, when I overheard a mentoring session taking place at the next table. I recognized the mentor as the famous, 50-something ex-CEO of a household-brand internet …

Leadership

Blockchain is crappy technology and a bad vision for the future

This December I wrote a widely-circulated article on the inapplicability of blockchain to any actual problem. People objected mostly not to the technology argument, but rather hoped that decentralization could produce integrity.<p>Let’s start with this: Venmo is a free service to transfer dollars, and …

Blockchain

Microsoft Publishes Massive 948-Page PDF With Every Windows Terminal Command You Could Ever Need

Image: byrev / Pixabay<p>If you wanted an exhaustive reference for all the command line tools and utilities available in Windows, "/h" was as good as it …

How to build a news app with JavaScript and React Native

Requirements for building the app:<p>If you’re not familiar with these resources, don’t worry — they are quite easy to use.<p>The topics we will cover in …

The epic mistake about manufacturing that’s cost Americans millions of jobs

Looking back, there were two kinds of people who lived in America in 2016: people who believed Donald Trump, and people who believed data.<p>Trump claimed on the campaign trail that globalization had destroyed US manufacturing—and in the process, the American economy—by letting China and other …

Adding Resilience and Transient Fault handling to your .NET Core HttpClient with Polly

Last week while upgrading my podcast site to ASP.NET Core 2.1 and .NET. Core 2.1 I moved my Http Client instances over to be created by the new …

Software Development

Japan’s Rent-a-Family Industry

People who are short on relatives can hire a husband, a mother, a grandson. The resulting relationships can be more real than you’d expect.<p>Two years ago, Kazushige Nishida, a Tokyo salaryman in his sixties, started renting a part-time wife and daughter. His real wife had recently died. Six months …

Empathy

17 Horrifying Cake Fails That Will Haunt Your Future Dreams

These cakes won't make you hungry.

Event Sourcing made Simple

tl;dr: Event Sourcing is to data what Git is to code. We’ve implemented a minimal event sourcing framework at Kickstarter to power d.rip. It’s simple …

Software Development

7 books you must read to be a real software developer

Congratulations on finishing your four-year computer science degree in two years with no actual practical software development experience or …

Programming

Amazon Spent Years Learning What It Takes to Do Great Work. These 4 Steps Contributed Most to Its Success

"Skill is overrated," says Jeff Bezos. These four things are not.<p>Yesterday, Amazon founder Jeff Bezos published his annual letter to shareholders, and it's got some great advice for anyone who is striving to do great work.<p>After commending Amazon employees for their commitment to excellence, and …

What Your Boss Doesn’t Want You To Know About Negotiation

<b>In Life, everything is a negotiation.</b><p>Your Job.<p>Your Bonus.<p>Your Promotion.<p>Your Project.<p>Your Deadline.<p>And the negotiation doesn’t stop when you get home …

16 Key Issues In Negotiating An Employment Severance Package

In an uncertain economy, almost any employee or executive will at some point face having his or her employment terminated. If you are terminated, you want to be able to negotiate a reasonable severance package, especially if you have an existing employment agreement.<p>There are a number of key legal …

11 signs you’re writing great code

Bill Sourour has a great post on Medium about code he’s ashamed of from an ethical standpoint. But there are also a lot of technical reasons to be …

Microsoft Visual Studio