Protecting the world’s oceans with open data science
Dec14

Protecting the world’s oceans with open data science

For environmental scientists, researching a single ecosystem or organism can be a daunting task. The amount of data and literature to comb through (or create) is often overwhelming. So how, then, can environmental scientists approach studying the health of the world’s oceans? What ocean health means is a big question in itself—oceans span millions of square miles, are home to countless species, and border hundreds of...

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If China Hacked Marriott, 2014 Marked a Full-on Assault

It increasingly appears that China was behind the Marriott hack, making 2014 a landmark year in cyberattacks against the US.

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9 Trumpworld Figures Who Should Fear Mueller the Most

After Michael Cohen’s sentencing, plenty more people and entities in Trump’s orbit potentially sit in the special counsel’s crosshairs.

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Relax by the fire at your Linux terminal
Dec13

Relax by the fire at your Linux terminal

Welcome back. Here we are, just past the halfway mark at day 13 of our 24 days of Linux command-line toys. If this is your first visit to the series, see the link to the previous article at the bottom of this one, and take a look back to learn what it’s all about. In short, our command-line toys are anything that’s a fun diversion at the terminal. Maybe some are familiar, and some aren’t. Either way,...

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One developer's road: Programming and mental illness
Dec13

One developer's road: Programming and mental illness

In early 1997, my dad bought a desktop PC pre-installed with Microsoft Windows 98. An 11-year-old elementary school student at the time, I started learning the applications. Six months later, we got internet access using a dial-up modem, and I learned the basics of accessing the World Wide Web and discovered Netscape Navigator. read...

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