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Azure Blockchain as a Service Update #6

Its getting hard to keep saying blockchain for everything in this space, so I'll just start referring to it as the distributed ledger ecosystem. …

Homework is wrecking our kids: The research is clear, let’s ban elementary homework

<b>(KatarinaGondova via iStock)</b><p>Homework does have an impact on young students — but it’s not a good one<p>Heather Shumaker<p>March 5, 2016 11:00pm (UTC)<p>“There is no evidence that any amount of homework improves the academic performance of elementary students.”<p>This statement, by homework research guru Harris …

Teaching

Math ∩ Programming

Every now and then I hear some ridiculous things about the equals symbol. Some large subset of programmers—perhaps related to functional programmers, …

Why I love Snapchat

When I first heard about Snapchat, it sounded like a toy. That should have been the first warning. Exploding photos, good for sexting. I tried it, …

Formule Incredibilmente Belle Osano Numerare Anche i Conigli! Che Ilarità! [parte 2] La sezione aurea, Fidia e di come i pitagorici si sono estinti

<b>Introduzione (della seconda parte)</b><p>Salve a tutti!<p>La scorsa volta ci eravamo lasciati sul più bello. Avevamo scoperto la nascita dei numeri di …

Surprise: Microsoft Is Agile

Last month, Brian Harry, corporate vice president of Microsoft, received an unexpected complaint on his blog. Is Microsoft <i>too</i> focused on Agile? “It is obvious,” a reader (Kasper L) wrote, “that you have focused on agile tools the last 6 months… My question is how long are you going to focus on this …

Agile Development

An open letter about the terms "F#" and "Visual F#"

[ The opinions here are entirely my own etc etc. ]<i>Dear World,</i><i>With regard to this InfoQ article…</i> <i>I’ve said this a few times before, but please use the</i> …

Inside Mark Zuckerberg's new school: Private, but free

Mark Zuckerberg has poured over $1 billion into education. What's behind 'The Primary School,' which will provide free education and healthcare to …

Robots and us

If you follow technology news — or even if you don’t — you have probably heard that numerous companies have been trying to develop driverless cars …

The party’s over: EU data protection law after the Schrems Safe Harbour judgment

Steve Peers<br>The relationship between intelligence and law enforcement agencies (and companies like Google and Facebook) and personal data is much like …

Otto

Today we announce Otto — the successor to Vagrant. Otto is the single solution to develop and deploy any application, with first class support for …

For 40 Years, This Russian Family Was Cut Off From All Human Contact, Unaware of World War II

Siberian summers do not last long. The snows linger into May, and the cold weather returns again during September, freezing the taiga into a still …

Long-form Journalism

backdooring your javascript using minifier bugs

Mon Aug 24, 2015<p>In addition to unforgettable life experiences and personal growth, one thing I got out of DEF CON 23 was a copy of POC||GTFO 0x08 …

Google Is Working On A New Type Of Algorithm Called “Thought Vectors”

Professor Geoff Hinton, who was hired by Google two years ago to develop intelligent operating systems, said that the company is on the brink of …

Meet the Guy Who Sorts All the World's Numbers in His Attic

Neil Sloane is considered by some to be one of the most influential mathematicians of our time.<p>That’s not because of any particular theorem the …

E.W.Dijkstra Archive: The structure of the THE-multiprogramming system (EWD 196)

<b>Copyright Notice</b><p>The following manuscript<p>EWD 196: The structure of the 'THE'-multiprogramming system<p>was published in <i>Commun. ACM</i> 11 (1968), 5: 341-346. …

Interview with Dennis Ritchie, Bjarne Stroustrup, James Gosling

The C Family of Languages: Interview with Dennis Ritchie, Bjarne Stroustrup, and James Gosling<p><i>This article appeared in Java Report, 5(7), July 2000</i> …

Computer Science

Java EE 7 + Thin WARs + Docker = Great Productivity

Java EE application servers separate the stable infrastructure from application code. Running Java EE applications (WildFly in the following …

Cool Kids Are Using Java

Java started slow, but is gaining momentum: From: Language Trends on GitHub, big thanks to @Stkoelle for the hint! <br>Real World Java EE Workshops …

The Microsoft Take on Containers and Docker

<i>This is a guest repost by Mark Russinovich, CTO of Microsoft Azure (and novelist!). We all benefit from a vibrant competitive cloud market and</i> …

How Google Invented an Amazing Datacenter Network Only They Could Create

Google with justly earned pride recently announced:Today at the 2015 Open Network Summit, we are revealing for the first time the details of five …

Labellio: Scalable Cloud Architecture for Efficient Multi-GPU Deep Learning

Labellio is the world’s easiest deep learning web service for computer vision. It aims to provide a deep learning environment for image data where …

Deep Learning

Writing code that writes code — with Hack Codegen

Hack Codegen is a library for generating Hack code and writing it into signed files that prevent undesired modifications. Being able to generate code …

Sense, la sfera luminosa che monitora il sonno notturno (scoprendo cosa ci sveglia)

Questo piccolo device traccia e studia il sonno monitorando le condizioni ambientali della camera da letto. Una volta che è stato collocato sul …

The Amazingly Accurate Futurism of 2001: A Space Odyssey

<i>The Making of Stanley Kubrick’s ‘2001: A Space Odyssey’</i> documents in nearly scientific detail exactly that: the story of how the iconic …

Facebook Should Pay All of Us

Not long ago, Zeynep Tufekci, a sociologist who studies social media, wrote that she wanted to pay for Facebook. More precisely, she wants the company to offer a cash option (about twenty cents a month, she calculates) for people who value their privacy, but also want a rough idea of what their …

The Bitcoin Schism Shows the Genius of Open Source

Author: Cade Metz. Cade Metz Business<p>Date of Publication: 08.19.15.<p>Time of Publication: 10:00 am. 10:00 am<p>Mike Hearn is one of the primary engineers …