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19 Banned Books That Actually Changed Your Life

"I can honestly say that reading it for the first time saved my life."<p>*The following books were banned by the user's town, school, or library.<p>Note: Submissions have been edited for length and/or clarity.

Books

One of Silicon Valley's top angel investors shares 8 books that changed his life

He's invested in well over 100 startups, including several "unicorns" like Twitter and Uber that went on to become huge companies. He is also the founding CEO of AngelList, a resource for entrepreneurs and angel investors to find each other and make deals.<p>He recently spoke with "The 4-Hour …

Self-improvement

Paul Ford: What Is Code? | Bloomberg

Remember Netscape, the first huge commercial Web browser? In 1995, as Java was blooming, Netscape was resolving a problem. It displayed Web pages …

JavaScript

What Programming Language Should I Learn First

Renewable Energy

Fiction

Interesting fact: Toucan cereal bedspread to my plunge and deliver.<p>It’s okay if you can’t make sense of that. I’ve tried and tried, but I can’t grasp …

7 immersive data visualizations that track global health trends

As big data evolves, data visualizations can help turn the most convoluted facts and figures into clear stories, aiding further research efforts and …

11 Energy Storage Project Developers To Watch

Competition in the young energy storage market is heating up nicely. SunEdison’s announcement today of its purchase of an energy storage startup is the latest example of that.<p>This is a good time to look at who are the other developers in this market, which is driven by a federal rule and a state …

Energy

How The Nature of Information Could Resolve One of The Great Paradoxes Of Cosmology

Stephen Hawking described it as the most spectacular failure of any physical theory in history. Can a new theory of information rescue …

Nicholas Felton Will Teach You Data Viz In A $10 Online Class

Nicholas Felton, the information designer behind Facebook’s Timeline and the annual Feltron Report, has just uploaded a course on Skillshare that will introduce you to the art and techniques of data visualization. You’ll have to enroll for $10/mo to watch it.<p>Over the course of 16 short videos (none …

Data Visualization

The Rise of Big Data

Everyone knows that the Internet has changed how businesses operate, governments function, and people live. But a new, less visible technological …

Wanderers - a short film by Erik Wernquist

California's 'Stormageddon' As Seen From Above

Weather data makes for great visualizations and the epic storm system that’s currently pounding Northern California is no exception.<p>Thanks to a live feed of wind data provided by various weather agencies, the size of the storm, said to be the largest to hit the region in five years, can be seen …

How Bitcoin Works Under the Hood

You Can Hang These Legendary American Data Visualizations On Your Walls

Gift giving is difficult—go too general, and you look like you picked your gift off of Amazon's recommendation page, but target your loved one's …

Audacity

A free multi-track audio editor and recorder<p>Brought to you by: jamescrook, martynshaw, vjohnson<p><b>SourceForge maintained mirrored project. For more</b> …

Free Acoustic Spectrum Analyzer / Spectrogram Viewer

Spek is free and open source software licensed under GPLv3. The project is written in C++, the code is available on GitHub.<p>Report bugs and request …

Freeware Audio File Analyzer

<b>About Spectro</b> <br>Spectro is a freeware audio file analyzer for windows. Currently capable of reading FLAC, APE, MP3 and WAV files. Spectro lets you view …

Sonic Visualiser

The aim of Sonic Visualiser is to be the first program you reach for when want to study a musical recording rather than simply listen to it.<p>We hope …

LaZooz

NEW APPLICATION FOR RIDE SHARING<p>Get anywhere with collaborative transportation. save money while making new friends<p>TRAFFIC<p>To change the way we move …

RT @datagotham: Graph of core tools used by DataGotham attendees. Thickness of edge between tools -> num. of people using both tools http://t.co/juHuaQG2

Big data: 8 ideas to watch

A look at the major forces shaping the data world.<p>By Ben Lorica<p><i>This story was originally published on</i> <i>O’Reilly Radar</i> <i>as part of our exploration of big</i> …

9 Must-Have Skills You Need to Become a Data Scientist

<b>By Linda Burtch, Burtch Works.</b><p><b>Editor's note</b>: While this is still a useful and engaging read, a newer version of this post is available here.<p>Over the …

Visual Complexity: Mapping Patterns for the Information Age

Data visualization is a running theme of visual literacy here, and <b>Manuel Lima</b> has been one of its biggest advocates since 2005 when, shortly after graduating from the Parson School of Design, he launched <i>VisualComplexity</i> — an ambitious portal for the visualization of complex networks across a …

Tips for Hiring Data Scientists from Frank Lo

<i>This post is contributed by Frank Lo, an experienced data science professional and friend of Burtch Works. Frank is currently the Head of Data</i> …

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