One Class per Rails Controller Action With Aldous

Controllers are often the eyesore of a Rails application. Controller actions are bloated despite our attempts to keep them skinny, and even when they look skinny, it is often an illusion.


A Glance at the New OpenCart 2.0

For a while now, OpenCart has been a popular e­-commerce framework for small to medium level online stores. Recently with the release of the 2.0 major version, it has reached a new milestone.


New Course: Introduction to Git and GitHub

In our new course, 

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Maglev Train Exceeds 600km/h For World Record

nojayuk writes: An experimental Japanese magnetic levitation train has reached a speed of 603 km/h, breaking the world speed record the same train set last week of 590 km/h.

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Twitter Rolls Out New Anti-Abuse Tools

An anonymous reader writes: After facing criticism that it gives trolls and hatemongers a platform to intimidate people, Twitter has now rolled out a new set of tools and policies to handle abusive tw

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Supreme Court Rules Extending Traffic Stop For Dog Sniff Unconstitutional

bmxeroh writes: The Supreme Court ruled today (PDF) that a police officer may not extend a traffic stop beyond the time needed to complete the tasks related to that stop for the purposes of allowing a

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Optical Tech Can Boost Wi-Fi Systems' Capacity With LEDs

chasm22 writes: Researchers at Oregon State University have invented a new technology that can increase the bandwidth of WiFi systems by 10 times, using LED lights to transmit information.

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OSGeo Foundation Up In Arms Over ESRI LAS Lock-In Plans

Bismillah writes: The Open Source Geospatial Foundation is outraged over mapping giant ESRI's latest move which entails vendor lock-in for light detection and ranging (LiDAR) data through its propriet

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Copyright For Sale: What the Sony Docs Say About MPAA Buying Political Influence

An anonymous reader writes: The linkage between political funding and the major
copyright lobby groups is not a new issue as for years there have
been stories
about how groups like the MPAA and RIAA f

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The Logistics of an eSports Tournament

An anonymous reader writes: Wargaming's hugely popular World of Tanks game sees its biggest tournament of the year, The Grand Finals, taking place this weekend.

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'Mobilegeddon': Google To Punish Mobile-Hostile Sites Starting Today

jfruh writes: Google has announced that it will be adding mobile-friendliness to the list of factors that will get a site bumped up in search rankings.

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Rosetta Spacecraft Catches Comet Eruption

An anonymous reader writes: On March 12, the Rosetta spacecraft was imaging Comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko from a distance of 75 kilometers (46 miles) and by pure chance it spotted an eruption of dus

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Futures Trader Arrested For Causing 2010 'Flash Crash'

New submitter dfsmith writes: Apparently the "Flash Crash" of the stock market in May 2010 was perpetrated by a futures trader in the UK.

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'Aaron's Law' Introduced To Curb Overzealous Prosecutions For Computer Crimes

SonicSpike writes: Sens. Rand Paul (R-KY) and Ron Wyden (D-OR), and Rep.

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Study Confirms No Link Between MMR Vaccine and Autism

An anonymous reader sends word of a new study (abstract) into the relationship between the MMR vaccine and kids who develop autism.

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Learn About FIRST's New Embedded Linux Controller (Video)

Our interviewee today is Mike Anderson, an adviser to FIRST (For Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology) Team 116 at Herndon High School in Virginia.

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Protein Converts Pancreatic Cancer Cells Back Into Healthy Cells

An anonymous reader writes: Scientists working in the area of pancreatic cancer research have uncovered a technique that sees cancerous cells transform back into normal healthy cells.

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Concerns of an Artificial Intelligence Pioneer

An anonymous reader writes: In January, the British-American computer scientist Stuart Russell drafted and became the first signatory of an open letter calling for researchers to look beyond the goal

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Avoiding confusing client communication

Effective communication with our clients is one of the most important parts of our job. Yet most of us put little consideration into the tools we use.

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Analog Memory Desk

YES! This analog memory desk made me smile. I want one.

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Meine praktische Streamingwelt

Ich glaube um das Jahr 2007, als das iPhone vorgestellt wurde und der iPod noch sehr populär war, dämmerte es vielen, dass man in Zukunft möglicherweise nicht mehr alle Daten für das persönli

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At work with: James Cartwright, Printed Pages

You may have noticed the images of sprawling sunbathers on colourful towels that have been circulating on Instagram and Twitter recently: the bright, tongue-and-cheek cover images for the new issue of

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Friday Link Pack

Illustration by Måns Swanberg – Quip aims to change the electric toothbrush game. – ‘Distraction is a kind of obesity of the mind‘ – I want to stay here.

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Design used to be the seasoning you'd sprinkle on for taste; now it's the flour you need at the start of the recipe. — John Maeda (@johnmaeda) April 14, 2015


Design Patterns: The Observer Pattern

Now here I come with one more behavioral design pattern in this series, which is the Observer Pattern.


Moving WordPress: Using Plugins to Move Your Site

If you've never moved a WordPress site before, you'll find that it isn't as straightforward as moving a static website.

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The Generosity Experiment

Sasha Dichter’s Generosity Experiment made me think. It’s all about leading with generosity.

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India's Net Neutrality Campaign Picks Up Steam, Sites Withdraw From Internet.org

First time accepted submitter arvin (916235) writes The Huffington Post reports on prominent Indian websites withdrawing from Facebook's internet.org initiative.

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Gyro-Copter Lands On West Lawn of US Capitol, Pilot Arrested

An anonymous reader writes that Doug Hughes, 61, a mailman from Ruskin, Florida was arrested for landing a gyro-copter on the West Lawn of the U.S. Capitol.

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Why "Designed For Security" Is a Dubious Designation

itwbennett writes The list of products designed to be security enhanced that turned out to be anything but seems to get longer by the day.

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The Crazy-Tiny Next Generation of Computers

An anonymous reader writes University of Michigan professors are about to release the design files for a one-cubic-millimeter computer, or mote.

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How Brain Pacemakers Treat Parkinson's Disease

the_newsbeagle writes Pharmaceutical research for neuropsychiatric disorders hasn't produced many breakthroughs lately, which may explain why there's so much excitement around "electroceutical" resear

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Chinese Ninebot Buys US Rival Segway

An anonymous reader writes Xiaomi-backed startup Ninebot, a Chinese maker of electric-powered personal transportation products, has acquired U.S.

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Magician Turned Professor Talks About the Math Behind Shuffling Cards

An anonymous reader writes with this story about magician and professor of mathematics and statistics at Stanford University Persi Diaconis.

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MIT Celebrates 10 Years of SCIgen Bogus CompSci Paper Generator With New Tool

alphadogg writes Three MIT grads this week are celebrating the 10th anniversary of their clever SCIgen program, which randomly generates computer science papers realistic enough to get accepted by ske

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NVIDIA's New GPUs Are Very Open-Source Unfriendly

An anonymous reader writes: The Nouveau driver developers working on open-source support for the GeForce 900 Maxwell graphics cards have found this new generation to be "very open-source unfriendly" a

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GAO Warns FAA of Hacking Threat To Airliners

chicksdaddy writes: A report from the Government Accountability Office (GAO) warns that the U.S.

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Researchers Design a Self-Powered Digital Camera

Jason Koebler writes: Researchers at Columbia University have designed a fully electric digital camera that powers itself using ambient light. Put in a well-lit room, it would work indefinitely.

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Samsung SSD On a Tiny M.2 Stick Is Capable of Read Speeds Over 2GB/sec

MojoKid writes: Samsung has just announced its new SM951-NVMe SSD, the industry's first NVMe SSD to employ an M.2 form-factor.

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Jack Thompson Will Be Featured In BBC Film 'Grand Theft Auto'

New submitter requerdanos writes: Former attorney and professional troll Jack Thompson is set to become a major motion picture figure, played by Bill Paxton, in the upcoming film Grand Theft Auto.

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Remote Code Execution Vulnerability Found In Windows HTTP Stack

jones_supa writes: A remote code execution vulnerability exists in the Windows HTTP stack that is caused when HTTP.SYS parses specially-crafted HTTP requests.

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Longer Video Shows How Incredibly Close Falcon Stage Came To Successful Landing

Bruce Perens writes In the video here, the Falcon 9 first stage is shown landing with a tilt, and then a thruster keeps the rocket vertical on the barge for a few seconds before it quits, followed by

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Ultimate Guide to Link Types for Hyperlinks

Link types help describe the relationship between two or more web pages. There are 12 link types for hyperlinks.

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Overmatter: 14.04.15

New York interviews Jop van Bennekom of Fantastic Man,‘We decided to have more fun and loosen up the magazine.’ i-D name-checks some zines you need to know.

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Out now: Kwintessens, volume 24 #1

Design magazines tend to be designed in one of two ways, following either the minimalist’s golden rule of ‘less is more’ or ruling by the eye-grabbing dictum of ‘less is bore’.


Introduction to the New Lollipop Activity Transitions

What You'll Be CreatingIntroduction

One of the
most interesting aspects of the Material
Design specifications is the visual
continuity between activities.


Building Your Startup With PHP: User Settings, Profile Images and Contact Details

Final product imageWhat You'll Be Creating

This tutorial is part of the


Mastering WP_Query: An Introduction

By default, WordPress will run a query on each page that your site displays, the nature of which will be determined by the type of page being viewed.

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Modern Art gallery takes over three London warehouses opposite a Hawksmoor church

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Big Juicy Creative Life

“What if you wake up some day, and you’re 65… and you were just so strung out on perfectionism and people-pleasing that you forgot to have a big juicy creative life?” – A

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Selfie Fables — Disney Alternative Art Illustrations by Simona Bonafini

What if Disney stories had Instagram?

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Google Lollipop Bricking Nexus 5 and Nexus 7 Devices

First time accepted submitter Zape (303550) writes The Lollipop update has turned sour for me and several other Nexus 7, Gen 2 (and Nexus 5) owners.

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Thinking Like An App Designer

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PIM: The smallest magazine of its kind

At 11 x 7 cm, PIM (Public Illumination Magazine) is the smallest magazine of its kind, an artist periodical that has been distributed in the dusty nooks of downtown New York’s independent bookshops