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Fibonacci Hashing: The Optimization that the World Forgot (or: a Better Alternative to Integer Modulo)

I recently posted a blog post about a new hash table, and whenever I do something like that, I learn at least one new thing from my comments. In my …

Databases

Game Recommendations For Family Game Night – Something To Please Everyone

<i>We love tabletop games here at Geek & Sundry, and we love to showcase the best games out there. If you want to stay tuned into what’s new and</i> …

Board Games

10 ways to fix your résumé when you're not entry-level anymore

It may not feel like it, but once you've got a few years of job experience under your belt, you're not an entry-level employee anymore — you're mid-level.<p>Your approach to finding a job will need to change accordingly.<p>No longer can you rely on what you did in college to impress potential employers — …

I retired at 52 with a $3 million net worth — here are the 10 worst money mistakes anyone can make

Said another way, they boil down to E-S-I. If this is the heart of your financial plan, it's likely that you'll be prosperous.<p>That said, there is one other thing you'll need to do — you must avoid the financial pitfalls that can significantly derail your finances. I call these the worst money moves …

These 10 companies control everything you buy

These companies — Nestlé, PepsiCo, Coca-Cola, Unilever, Danone, General Mills, Kellogg's, Mars, Associated British Foods, and Mondelez — each employ thousands and make billions of dollars in revenue every year.<p>In an effort to push these companies to make positive changes — and for customers to …

An SAT tutor who charges $1,500 an hour explains what everyone does wrong preparing for the test

However, students hoping to get top scores often hurt their chances by focusing on the wrong material, Anthony-James Green, a $1,500-an-hour SAT and ACT tutor, told Business Insider.<p><b>"Obsessing over your weakest points is way more important than looking at what you're good at,"</b> Green said. "There's …

What Agile Concepts Are Being Used Outside of Product Development?

<i>What are some examples of Agile concepts being successfully used outside of IT/software product development? originally appeared on Quora -</i> <i>the knowledge sharing network where compelling questions are answered by people with unique insights</i>.<p><b>Answer by Alex Cowan, Faculty at UVA Darden & Partner at</b> …

How to install Kodi on a Raspberry Pi

Kodi is a great way to make your TV smart. It's the continuation of XBMC, a free and open-source application that is a great media player and …

The healthy slow cooker recipes that'll start your year on a high note

New Year's resolutions or not, the beginning of the year is the perfect time to amp up your healthy eating habits. And when the cold weather sets in, …

10 breathtaking Airbnb homes to book if you love the outdoors

If you’re a hardcore nature lover, your ideal day would look like this: waking up to the sound of bird calls on a serene mountain top, a session of …

Trails

7,500 Faceless Coders Paid in Bitcoin Built a Hedge Fund's Brain

Richard Craib is a 29-year-old South African who runs a hedge fund in San Francisco. Or rather, he doesn't run it. He leaves that to an artificially …

Machine Learning

Photography Guide: How to Master your DSLR Camera - Dam

You spend a lot of money buying a DSLR camera. <i>Wouldn’t it be great to learn how to use it so that you can leave auto-mode behind for good?</i><p>Yes, I …

Chinese children must endure years of stress and impossible expectations preparing for their final school exam. The students who do best can look forward to glittering careers and even good marriage prospects. But for the less successful, the system is brutal<p>For two days in early June every year, …

China

100 Useful Web Design Tools For Creative Entrepreneurs

Whether you’re a designer in an agency, freelancer or entrepreneur, you use a variety of design tools to get the job done.<p>In the past couple of years, I cofounded a startup, a design magazine and worked with several businesses and individual entrepreneurs. I have tried hundreds of different tools …

Graphic Design

When Blind People Do Algebra, The Brain's Visual Areas Light Up

People born without sight appear to solve math problems using visual areas of the brain.<p>A functional MRI study of 17 people blind since birth found that areas of visual cortex became active when the participants were asked to solve algebra problems, a team from Johns Hopkins reports in the</i> …

This simple algebra question is confusing the internet – can you answer it?

Can you answer this seemingly simple algebra question?<p>If you were paying attention during your maths lessons at school then you should have no trouble solving the question.<p>The image has been share and liked by more than 70,000 Facebook users and has attracted a whopping 480,000 …

Digital Photography

An introduction to the scientific, artistic, and computing aspects of digital photography. Topics include lenses and optics, light and sensors, …

3 Dividend Investing Tips That Could Earn You Thousands

Look for dividend aristocrats.<p>Do you have dreams of earning thousands with your portfolio? You’re not the only one. Over the years, great investors …

This genius created a text editor in less than 1000 lines of code

This genius created a text editor in less than 1000 lines of code<p>3 Shares<p>A couple of weeks ago there was this news that the tiny cool program named …

The Golden Age of Teaching Yourself Anything

Who can resist the romanticism of self-taught achievers? They didn't need school. They didn't need "the system." They needed only their passion and …

The Hitchhikers Guide to GitHub: 13 Java Projects You Should Try

<b>We’ve gathered some practical and simply cool Java repositories on GitHub</b><p>There are a lot of repositories on GitHub. Some you’ll want to fork, some …

Hands-On: Raspberry Pi Zero v1.3

An updated Raspberry Pi Zero is available (v1.3) -- here are my first impressions of it.<p>An updated model of the Raspberry Pi Zero was announced in …

10 Essential Life Skills To Teach Your Kids

Have you ever tried to list all the things kids need to know by the time they’re grown? It’s mind-boggling. No wonder it takes 18 or more years to …

Legendary hedge fund manager Jim Simons made $1.7 billion last year ― here's how he went from the NSA to Wall Street

Jim Simons, the investor who founded the hedge fund Renaissance Technologies, made $1.7 billion last year, according to Institutional Investor.<p>Simons ranked second on the publication's annual hedge fund rich list, behind Citadel CEO Kenneth Griffin.<p>Simons is the only manager to make the list all 15 …

Star pupil finds lost Mayan city by studying ancient charts of the night sky from his bedroom

A Canadian schoolboy appears to have discovered a lost Mayan city hidden deep in the jungles of Mexico using a new method of matching stars to the location of temples on earth.<p>William Gadoury, 15, was fascinated by the ancient Central American civilization and spent hours poring over diagrams of …

Archaeology

An experiment seeks to make quantum physics visible to the naked eye - Scienmag: Latest Science and Health News

Predictions from quantum physics have been confirmed by countless experiments, but no one has yet detected the quantum physical effect of …

When Your Internet Goes Out, This Smart Plug Resets Your Router Until It Works Again

When your internet goes out, resetting your wi-fi router and cable modem often seems to fix the problem. Instead of getting up from the couch to …

Wi-Fi

Ice Age Europeans had brown eyes & dark complexion – DNA research

A new study has revealed previously unknown details about early Ice Age Europeans, including fluctuations in their eye color and complexion. The …

Concurrent JavaScript — Introduction

So, I have been working on a multi-threaded JavaScript runtime, Nexus.js. You can think of it as the mad cousin of Node.js.<p>First of all: there is no …

JavaScript