Mike

27 Flips | 3 Magazines | 57 Likes | 5 Following | 3 Followers | @laymanmd | Keep up with Mike on Flipboard, a place to see the stories, photos, and updates that matter to you. Flipboard creates a personalized magazine full of everything, from world news to life’s great moments. Download Flipboard for free and search for “Mike”

Is Julia the next big programming language? MIT thinks so, as version 1.0 lands

Released in 2012, Julia is designed to combine the speed of C with the usability of Python, the dynamism of Ruby, the mathematical prowess of MatLab, …

Parallelism

Malcolm Gladwell on why we shouldn’t value speed over power

<b>Malcolm Gladwell</b>, known for his deep inquiries into how the social sciences impact our day-to-day lives, recently sat down for a talk with <b>Adam Grant</b>, …

AI algorithm teaches a car to drive from scratch in 20 minutes

Wayve's Amar Shah and Alex Kendall believe there's been too much hand-engineering going on as people try to solve the self-driving car problem.<p>"The …

NATO Critic Trump Agrees to Attend Brussels Summit in May

U.S. news<p>President Donald Trump spoke with the secretary general of NATO on Sunday and agreed to join a meeting of NATO leaders in Europe later this year, after having repeatedly criticized the alliance and having called it "obsolete" as late as last month.<p>Trump spoke with NATO Secretary General …

Donald Trump

How I Landed 15 Job Interviews in 30 Minutes

At 20, I was gaining valuable experience and building my portfolio, which was going well until my father said “No more unpaid internships.”<p>In other …

How Aaron Swartz Caught the FBI's Attention

In May 2006, Aaron Swartz wrote a blog post titled “The Book That Changed My Life.” The book in question, <i>Understanding Power</i>, is a series of …

Idealism

Fake Dutch ambulances smuggle up to £1.6 billion of cocaine and heroin

Prosecutor Robert Davies described it as a 'top-level, audacious, and - up to the point of interception and the arrests - successful and lucrative criminal conspiracy'<p>A fleet of specially adapted fake Dutch ambulances smuggled up to £1.6 billion of top-quality cocaine and heroin concealed in secret …

What your favorite programming language says about you

Programming languages create fierce tribes around themselves, with developers often getting into "religious wars" over the pros and cons of each.<p>Here's what your favorite programming language says about you, courtesy of the internet.

Money Madness With Credit Strategist Michael Lewitt: From Apple's $40 Billion Of Debt To The Inevitability Of A U.S. Default

<i>Michael Lewitt has managed credit portfolios in his 25 years in the securities and investment banking industries. He talks to Steve Forbes about his thoughts on Janet Yellen, negative interest rates, and the difference between European and American banks. Video and transcript follows.</i><p>STEVE FORBES: …

How to get started with Linux: A beginner's guide

The world of Linux is ready to welcome you, with a shower of free open-source software you can use on any PC: hundreds of active Linux distributions, and dozens of different desktop environments you could run on them. It’s a far cry from the one-size-fits-all, this-is-just-what-comes-with-your-PC …

The Secret to Learning a Foreign Language as an Adult

<i>Answer by David Bailey, CEO of Spotnight, on Quora.</i><p>I’ve learned several foreign languages as an adult. I was able to learn French to conversation …

20 Basic Cooking Techniques That Every Home Chef Should Master

<b>There are an endless amount of cooking techniques one should know</b>, but let's just start with the basics. Master these 20, and we'll definitely be coming over for dinner.

Cooking

Build A High Quality 1080p/60fps Gaming PC For $750 (Benchmarks Included)

In 2015 we’ve explored building your own compact, budget 1080p gaming PC. Now it’s time to lower the difficulty and ramp up the power with a new DIY $750 build, a quiet gaming system that finds Nvidia and AMD joining forces to deliver an awesome balance between performance and price. What kind of …

"Netflix For Torrents" Just Snuck Its Way Onto iOS At Long Last

PopcornTime aka basically “Netflix for Torrents” is a wonderful piece of software, but until now it’s been impossible to use it on an iPhone or iPad …

Apple

Hack A Toy Hobbit Sword To Detect Wi-Fi

No orcs or goblins nearby, just an Internet connection<p>In <i>The Hobbit</i>, the sword Sting glows blue whenever Bilbo Baggins approaches orcs or goblins--a convenient feature in Middle-earth. In the real world, free wireless detection is more useful. “We’re always looking for fun projects that get people …

Underwater Aussie wave farms pump both power and water

It isn't the motion of the ocean that matters so much as what you do with the waves. At one Australian naval base, those waves are being put to use providing steady streams of both electricity <i>and</i> potable water, all while generating zero emissions. It's all thanks to an innovative green energy …

The Secret to Learning a Foreign Language as an Adult

<i>Answer by David Bailey, CEO of Spotnight, on Quora.</i><p>I've learned several foreign languages as an adult. I was able to learn French to conversation …

How to Build Your Own Home-Brewing Mash Tun

To get started brewing that crisp summer beer or black-as-night porter, you'll first need a specialized brewing container called a mash tun. A mash tun is where a brewer steeps grain with hot water to produce a sugary liquid that will eventually become beer. Sure, you can buy a mash tun online for …

The 13 Greatest Iced Coffee Recipes for Summer

Cool down and caffeine up with these delicious iced coffee drinks that you can make at home!<p>Cool down and caffeine up with these delicious iced coffee drinks that you can make at home! Via Redbook.com

Recipes

Try the Super-Secure USB Drive OS That Edward Snowden Insists on Using

We all know that Edward Snowden insists on secure email, but he's also very picky about his operating systems, too. In fact, he uses a free, …

Linux

This Football-Sized Device Could Replace Your Huge Water Heater

That 60 gallon tank of hot water in your basement eats up a lot of energy. But tankless on-demand water heaters leave you running water down the …

Water Heater

Midair Skydive Rescue Will Leave You White as a Sheet

Anyone for jumping out of an airplane at 12,500 feet and hurtling uncontrollably to the ground with only a modified tablecloth standing between you …

Former Stray Becomes First Dog to Climb Mt. Everest

Meet Rupee, he's a former stray dog that just made history by becoming the very first dog in the world to climb Mount Everest! Found starving in a dump in Northern India, his owner, Joanna Lefson, decided to rescue him and nurse him back to health by feeding him a high protein diet that consisted …