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Harvesting Ideas

“It is not simply the brightest who have the best ideas; it is those who are best at harvesting ideas from others.

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What Is jQuery?

Avid readers of Envato Tuts+ come from a wide variety of backgrounds in terms of experience, culture, and what they are looking to learn.

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Building a CMS: rubyPress

After creating a content management system (CMS) basic structure, and the actual server using Go and Node.js, you’re ready t

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How to create a better about us page

The about us page is where irrelevant content goes to die. Often it shouldn't exist at all. But when it does, let's at least make it useful.

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Solitude

“Conversation enriches the understanding, but solitude is the school of genius.” – Edward Gibbon (via Quietrev.com)

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Adam Harriden

Adam Harridan challenged the notion of showing up at an office building Monday to Friday working 14 hours a day for someone else.

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Daily Overview

I keep coming back to Daily Overview. Probably a metaphor to me needing to zoom out a lot these days to remind myself of the bigger picture, in life.

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Histography

“Histography” is an impressive interactive timeline that spans across 14 billion years of history, from the Big Bang to 2015.

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Google Testing a Radical Change By Turning People's Search Results Black

Google may have plans to do a visual tweak to its search results. The company appears to be testing black search result links since the weekend, according to multiple reports.

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4Mbps Still The Standard For One Govt Broadband Grant Program

An anonymous reader cites an Ars Technica report: Four U.S. senators say that the Internet speed standard for a government grant program shouldn't be stuck at 4Mbps.

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Security Expert Jailed For Reporting Vulnerabilities In Lee County, FL Elections

rootmon writes: Information Security Professional David Levin was arrested 3 months after reporting un-patched SQL injection vulnerabilities in the Lee County, Florida Elections Office run by Sharon H

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Microsoft Hits $1 Trillion In Total Cumulative Revenue: Reports

An anonymous reader writes: Microsoft has hit a major milestone: $1 trillion in all-time cumulative revenue. The finding was first spotted by Jeff Reifman, a tech consultant.

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Twitter Blocks Feds From Data Mining Service

An anonymous reader cites a report on USA Today: Online social media company Twitter has reportedly blocked U.S. intelligence agencies from access to a widely used data mining service it partly owns.

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Creators Of Siri Demo Their Next AI Assistant Viv, It's Far More Open Platform

A small company called Viv on Monday unveiled a "frictionless", artificially intelligent software also called Viv, which understands complicated human queries and connects with other apps to get your

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Former Facebook Workers: We Routinely Suppressed Conservative News

Michael Nunez, reporting for Gizmodo: Facebook workers routinely suppressed news stories of interest to conservative readers from the social network's influential "trending" news section, according to

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Five Solomon Islands Disappear Into The Pacific Ocean As A Result Of Climate Change

An anonymous reader writes: Climate change strikes again.

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Scientists Develop 'Second Skin' To Smooth Wrinkles

An anonymous reader writes a report from CBS News: MIT researchers have developed a "second skin" that could be used to smooth wrinkles, protect skin from damage, or administer medications to treat sk

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'Battlefield 1' Trailer Most Liked In YouTube History, 'Infinite Warfare' Trailer Most Disliked

An anonymous reader writes: The Battlefield 1 reveal trailer has officially passed 20 million views, with around 1 million likes and just 18,500 dislikes.

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Panama Papers Affair Widens As Database Goes Online

In late April, it was reported there would be a huge new 'Panama Papers' data dump on May 9th.

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Newspaper Chain CEO 'Pleased' To Announce IT Plan, Then Fires Tech Staff

dcblogs writes from a report on Computerworld: The McClatchy Company, which operates a major chain of newspapers in the U.S., is moving IT work overseas.

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FTC Orders Apple, Google, Microsoft, BlackBerry, Samsung To Divulge Mobile Security Practices

coondoggie quotes a report from Networkworld: The Federal Trade Commission today said it issued a 10-page letter to eight leading players in the mobile communications arena requiring them to tell the

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Uganda, Where a Book Can Cost a Month's Salary

An anonymous reader shared with us a BBC report on Uganda, where books are unbelievably expensive to afford.

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Opera Launches 'Free And Unlimited' VPN App For iOS

Opera has launched a new VPN app for iOS that is free to use and includes unlimited data. The app uses the US-based SurfEasy VPN service acquired by Opera last March.

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MRI Opera Singing

Watch German baritone Michael Volle sing the Wagner aria “Song to the Evening Star” from Tannhäuser while undergoing a MRI scan. (via)

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♥ / Squarespace

Big thanks to Squarespace for continously sponsoring my blog and RSS feed. Needs vary.

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What Would Happen?

Woman deletes all of her email accounts. Instantly feels great. The end. — Tina Roth Eisenberg (@swissmiss) May 6, 2016

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Creative Process

Don’t we all know what this feels like? Creative Process by Christoph Niemann.

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Dear mom,

“…Because I know that somewhere, out there, there is a mom who feels guilty every time she goes to “work” (whether it’s a job, a business, a personal creative project, or any vocatio

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SpriteKit From Scratch: Physics and Collisions

Introduction

In this tutorial, the third installment of the SpriteKit From Scratch series, we take a det

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Automate All the Things With Ansible: Part Two

Overview

This is part two of a two-part tutorial on Ansible.

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Automate All the Things With Ansible: Part One

Overview

This is part one of a two-part tutorial on Ansible. In this part you will learn what Ansible is, how to install and configure it, and how to install a local Vagrant cluster to test it.

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Flossie Lewis on Growing Old

I’d like to meet 91 year old Flossie Lewis. Just because her body is starting to go doesn’t mean her personality or character should.

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Free Course on Creating a New JavaScript Framework

Do you want to know how to create your own JavaScript framework?

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Introduction to Webpack: Part 1

It's fairly standard practice these days when building a website to have some sort of build process in place to help carry out development tasks and prepare your files for a live environment. 

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Are You Considering Your Clients’ Experience?

As user experience designers, we are hypocrites. We lecture our clients about the need to consider the experience of their users, yet we fail to apply the same standards to our own business.

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What Is JavaScript?

To say that JavaScript is on the rise in web development would be an understatement.

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In Search Of A Healthy Gut, One Man Turned To An Extreme DIY Fecal Transplant

Josiah Zayner writes: Arielle Duhaime-Ross at The Verge followed Dr. Josiah Zayner, a former Scientist at NASA turned BioHacker, as he attempted the first ever full-body microbiome transplant.

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'Largest Recall In American History': Takata To Recall Nearly 70 Million Airbags

An anonymous reader writes: Federal regulators are ordering Japanese supplier Takata to recall as many as 40 million additional airbags linked to a defect already blamed for at least 11 deaths, bringi

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YouTube To Launch 'Unplugged' Online TV Service In 2017

An anonymous reader quotes a report from Bloomberg: YouTube is working on a paid subscription service called Unplugged that would offer customers a bundle of cable TV channels streamed over the Intern

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Robot Stitches Tissue By Itself Without A Real Doctor Pulling The Strings

An anonymous reader writes: Scientists have created a robotic system that is capable of stitching up tissue in living animals without a human doctor pulling the strings.

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Google Encrypts All Blogspot Domains With HTTPS

Reader Mickeycaskill writes: Google is continuing its crusade to encrypt the web by enabling an HTTPS version of every single domain hosted on Blogspot.

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Students Can Now Fly Drones At School, FAA Says

An anonymous reader writes: It will now be easier for students to pilot drones as part of their schoolwork, thanks to new Federal Aviation Administration rules that exempt high schools and colleges fr

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No One Should Have To Use Proprietary Software To Communicate With Their Government

Donald Robertson, writing for Free Software Foundation: Proprietary JavaScript is a threat to all users on the Web.

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Aging and Bloated OpenSSL Is Purged of 2 High-Severity Bugs

An anonymous reader cites a story on Ars Technica: Maintainers of the OpenSSL cryptographic library have patched high-severity holes that could make it possible for attackers to decrypt login credenti

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Windows 10 Updates Are Now Ruining Pro-Gaming Streams

An anonymous reader cites a report on The Guardian: Perhaps there's nothing more annoying than going in for the kill to suddenly be "pooped on" by a Windows 10 automatic installation taking out your c

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Are We Alone In the Universe? Not Likely, According To Math

An anonymous reader writes: An equation, which calculates the probability of the evolution of other technological civilizations, has found that it's wildly unlikely we're the only time advanced societ

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John Kasich To Drop Out, Leaving Trump as GOP Nominee

Multiple outlets are reporting that Ohio Gov. John Kasich plans to suspend his run to be the GOP presidential nominee.

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Half Of Teens Think They're Addicted To Their Smartphones

An anonymous reader writes: A new poll confirms just how much teens depend on their phones.

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Millions of Gmail, Yahoo, Hotmail Email Accounts Being Traded in Russian Underworld

Eric Auchard, reporting for Reuters (edited and condensed): Hundreds of millions of hacked usernames and passwords for email accounts and other websites are being traded in Russia's criminal underworl

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Microsoft Overhauls SharePoint To Compete With Slack In The Mobile Era

An anonymous reader quotes a report from The Verge: Microsoft is overhauling SharePoint today, and introducing iOS, Android, and Windows 10 Mobile apps.

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Man Sets World Record With 25 Continuous Hours In Virtual Reality

An anonymous reader writes: Derek Westerman has made it in the Guinness Book of World Records by spending 25 straight hours in virtual reality.

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Back to Basics – why the old is new

Graphic designers have been bending over backwards for years, pulling all the stops in order to turn a message into communication.

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Backbone Views and the DOM: Part 2

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In the last article, we covered the basics of Backbone Views and how to enab

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Understand User Permissions in OpenCart

As an administrator of any system, you would always want a feature which allows you to delegate certain responsibilities to a group of trusted users.