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Software developers need to focus on traits, not skills

Java, Python, Ruby, C#, C++ and PHP. These are a few of the top languages in demand for software developers, but more important than competency in a specific scripting language is having the skills to succeed in DevOps and Agile.<p>It’s not uncommon for a talented developer to cross-train a new …

Software Development

21 Portraits That Gaze Into Your Very Soul

When it comes to portraits, it's hard to argue against the saying, "it's all about the eyes." The so-called windows of the soul can draw you in like few other features have to power to. There's a reason one of (if not the) most popular National Geographic cover ever was Afghan Girl by Steve …

5 charts that show Silicon Valley is booming

American Enterprise Institute The Economist has a blow-out piece on Silicon Valley, with some really marvelous charts. I know what the data say — and this is just one sector — but it doesn't feel like a Great Stagnation. It certainly would seem to be a sector with plenty of churn and dynamism …

Silicon Valley

Here’s What Happened When a Guy Put His Failures Up Front In a Job-Hunting Experiment

A warts-and-all approach to job hunting sounds dubious, but it’s something Jeff Scardino is passionate about. He advocated for mostly-warts self-disclosure earlier this year on his website, The Relevant Resume, and now he’s putting his money where his CV is.<p>In his new video, <i>A Relevant Experiment</i>, …

Employment

The 4 Drunk Personality Types, According to Psychologists

We already know from real life experiences (not to mention all those BuzzFeed quizzes) that alcohol can have drastically different personality …

Psychology

Why Mosquitoes Will Always Track You Down

Noah Fram-Schwartz<p>Stefano Barone<p>José R. Almodóvar<p>Dr. Michael John Bridge<p>Dr. Dylan T. Burnette<p>Dr. Douglas Brumley<p>Charles Krebs<p>Dr. Rajdeep Deb<p>Geir …

Who Was More Dominant at Their Peak, Roger Federer or Novak Djokovic?

The leftovers to Wimbledon 2015 have mostly served to remind the tennis world that Novak Djokovic is the most dominant force in tennis. In particular, his victory over the great Roger Federer is a clear symbol of how time changes players, but there will always be the legends of yesteryear clamoring …

35 explanations of Silicon Valley lingo that the rest of the world doesn't understand

But that could create a big gap in the language they use from the rest of the world.<p>In order to bridge the gap, entrepreneur and engineer Kilim Choi, Mathew Hui, and Zeeshan Javed created a site called Silicon Valley Dictionary, an Urban Dictionary for Silicon Valley jargon.<p>"The other day while …

Silicon Valley

What you can rent for $3,500 a month in San Francisco

According to the most recent analysis by real-estate marketplace Zumper, the median rent for a one-bedroom apartment continues to be about $3,500 a month. This is a record high for San Francisco, the second month in a row that the median rent has soared to such heights.<p>To give you a better idea of …

Real Estate

2 Ways to Beat Your Fear of Rejection, Backed by Research

We all deal with fear of rejection. Jia Jiang did too. But he overcame it… thanks to a box of donuts.<p>He explains how this happened in his wonderful …

Self-help

Here's the real story of a fake logo in HBO's 'Silicon Valley'

If you haven’t caught it yet, HBO’s ‘Silicon Valley‘ is a fantastic satirical take on the state of San Francisco’s startup culture.<p>One of the show’s fictitious companies, Hooli, is a sprawling giant that resembles Google.<p>Now the designer that updated its logo for the newest season, Dan Petty, has …

Nick Kyrgios ‘shocked’ by criticism over his behaviour at Wimbledon

• Australian says he contemplated walking away from game • ‘I’m not this person everyone thinks I am,’ he insists<p>Nick Kyrgios has been stunned by the ferocity of criticism levelled at him over his behaviour at Wimbledon and has called on his fellow Australians to show him more respect.<p>“I don’t try …

The world’s most amazing craters

1. Crater Lake, Oregon<p>Crater Lake, revered by Native Americans as holy ground, was formed when a volcano erupted and collapsed on itself 5,000 years ago. It’s expected to become active again. More than 1,900 feet deep, it’s the deepest lake in the U.S. and the ninth deepest in the world, and it’s …

Earth Science

My playlist - Top YouTube Videos on Machine Learning, Neural Network Deep Learning

Introduction<p>One of the best way to get better at machine learning and deep learning is to watch a lecture from an expert and work your way along with …

Machine Learning

The story of Yamaha should terrify HP, Dell, Cisco, and anybody else who sells hardware

Thomas ought to know. He completed an unprecedented project to move nearly all of the company's 200 computer servers to Amazon's cloud, Amazon Web Services, getting rid of his company's data centers and saving $500,000 a year in the process.<p>Nearly every company is using public cloud computing …

Jeff Bezos

A Palo Alto company is trying to sue anonymous Yelp trolls for millions of dollars

The Link Corporation is a construction company based in Palo Alto. On first glance it seems like a normal local business — providing people with services to build and remodel homes and offices. But it seems the company’s Yelp page has gotten out of hand and Link has decided to take its reviewers — …

Internet

16 charts that illustrate America's global dominance

To celebrate America's Independence Day, we've put together several charts that show why, despite all of its problems, this US is the most dominant country on this planet.<p><i>Rob Wile contributed to an earlier version of this post.</i>

Demographics

14 unusual hot dog topping ideas for your Fourth of July barbecue

This Fourth of July, skip the ketchup and mustard — there are better ways to top the humble hot dog.<p>Instead, raid your pantry for condiments and …

Camping wines: 3 things to consider

Box wines make the most sense if you're going to be outdoors, says columnist<p>Going camping this beautiful, sunny weekend? Don't forget the box …

App of the Week: Dark Sky now crowdsources weather data using iPhone 6 sensors

Sometimes, all you need is a few minutes warning before it starts raining. Maybe you just need to run out and roll up your car’s windows on a muggy …