How Many Members of Congress Does It Take To Pass a $400MM CS Bill?

theodp writes: Over at Code.org, they're celebrating because more than 100 members of Congress are now co-sponsoring the Computer Science Education Act (HR 2536),

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How Many Members of Congress Does It Take To Pass a $400MM CS Bill?

theodp writes: Over at Code.org, they're celebrating because more than 100 members of Congress are now co-sponsoring the Computer Science Education Act (HR 2536),

Arkansas Declares a High School CS Education State of Emergency

theodp writes: Aiming to deliver on Governor Asa Hutchinson's inspired-by-Code.org-and-others Plan For Job Creation Through Technology Education, the Arkansas House voted 99-0 last week to require high schools to offer [but not require] a course in computer science,

Reading, Writing, Arithmetic, and Lately, Coding

theodp (442580) writes "The NY Times reports that the national educational movement in computer coding instruction is growing at Internet speeds. 'There's never been a move this fast in education,' said Elliot Soloway, a professor of education and computer science at the Univ. of Michigan. But,

From The Ivy League To State Schools, Demand For Computer Science Is Booming

For years, people in the tech industry have worked to persuade more young people in the United States to become interested in studying computer science. It now looks like they’ve finally gotten the message. Demand for computer science classes and programs is booming at universities across the U.S.

ACM Blames the PC For Driving Women Away From Computer Science

theodp (442580) writes "Over at the Communications of the ACM, a new article — Computing's Narrow Focus May Hinder Women's Participation — suggests that Bill Gates and Steve Jobs should shoulder some of the blame for the dearth of women at Google, Facebook, Apple,

For Aspiring Female Engineers, A Square Meal Of Code

Last year, high school student Michelle Nguyen had all but given up her hope of becoming an engineer. A Senior at Mission High School in San Francisco (which did not offer a computer science class), she thought she had to be smarter, more privileged,

Code.org Launches Code Studio, A Toolset And Curriculum For Teaching Kids Programming

Since its creation, Code.org’s mission has been to get coding into curriculums for students as schools nationwide. Today, the nonprofit group is launching Code Studio,

Bridging The STEM Talent Gap Is Not About Degrees, But Skill Sets

In 2013, there were 2.5 times as many entry-level STEM-related job postings as there were STEM graduates, according to a study by Burning Glass Technologies. The new U.S. News/Raytheon STEM index shows that student aptitude for and interest in STEM increased just 4% between 2000 and 2010,

Productivity And The Education Delusion

There is a constant tension about education in labor economics these days. On one hand, education is strongly correlated with income as well as employability. Workers with college degrees, or even just some university-level courses, are significantly more likely to have a job and to be paid better,

Having Success With Code Bootcamps: A Guide For Employers And Bootcamp Grads

Anyone hiring engineers in tech knows how much competition there is for talent; there just aren’t enough good engineers to go around. As a result of the incredibly high demand for talent, the supply side has responded by launching coding bootcamps all over the country and, indeed, the world.

Supreme Court Gives Tacit Approval To Warrantless DNA Collection

An anonymous reader writes On Monday, the U.S. Supreme Court refused to review a case involving the conviction of a man based solely on the analysis of his "inadvertently shed" DNA.

What Would Minecraft 2 Look Like Under Microsoft?

An anonymous reader writes "Microsoft spent billions purchasing Mojang, the studio behind the game Minecraft, and while it's unlikely to start work on a sequel anytime soon, rather than continue development of the game, it's worth considering what a Minecraft 2 will look like. After all,

Why We Should Stop Hiding File-Name Extensions

An anonymous reader writes 14 years after the Anna Kournikova virus took advantage of users' ignorance about file-name extensions in order to wreak worldwide havoc,

Khronos Group Announces Vulkan To Compete Against DirectX 12

Phopojijo writes The Khronos Group has announced the Vulkan API for compute and graphics. Its goal is to compete against DirectX 12. It has some interesting features,

Inside the North Korean Data Smuggling Movement

Sparrowvsrevolution writes A new Wired magazine story goes inside the North Korean rebel movement seeking to overthrow Kim Jong-un by smuggling USB drives into the country packed with foreign television and movies. As the story describes, one group has stashed USB drives in Chinese cargo trucks.

NVIDIA Fixes Old Compiz Bug

jones_supa writes NVIDIA has fixed a long-standing issue in the Ubuntu Unity desktop by patching Compiz. When opening the window of a new application, it would go black or become transparent on NVIDIA hardware. There have been bug reports dating back to Ubuntu 12.10 times.

Hillary Clinton Used Personal Email At State Dept., Possibly Breaking Rules

HughPickens.com writes: The NY Times reports that Hillary Rodham Clinton exclusively used a personal email account to conduct government business as secretary of state, according to State Department officials.

The XBMC Project Will Now Be Called Kodi

An anonymous reader writes: Citing the problems caused by the lack of legal control over the current name and its long outdated origins as the reasons for the change, The Xbox Media Center team announced that they will switch the project's name to Kodi when version 14 is released later this year.

Perlan II Project Aims To Fly a Glider To the Edge of Space

Zothecula writes: In an ambitious attempt to break every wing-borne sustained flight height record for a manned aircraft, the Perlan ll project intends to construct and fly a glider higher than any sailplane has gone before. Riding on the colossal stratospheric air waves generated over mountains,

Perlan II Project Aims To Fly a Glider To the Edge of Space

Zothecula writes: In an ambitious attempt to break every wing-borne sustained flight height record for a manned aircraft, the Perlan ll project intends to construct and fly a glider higher than any sailplane has gone before. Riding on the colossal stratospheric air waves generated over mountains,

洞洞靠垫,靠垫上有个洞,用来放饮料罐

来自设计师Eglė Stonkutė等人的古怪创意——说它古怪,是因为正常人估计也不会想到这样的点子,来满足一个通常不会这么做的需求: 洞洞靠垫(My Name is Bean Bag),人形的靠垫上面,在手的位置或者中间的位置开着一个洞,刚好可以把饮料罐之类的东西塞在那里——设计师的想法是这样,你可以舒服地躺在这靠垫上,然后,它将为你拿着饮料…… 设计师:Eglė Stonkutė,Povilė Šlepetytė

浙江10家P2P网贷平台涉嫌非法集资被查

P2P是英文Peer to Peer的简称,即“个人对个人”,P2P网贷平台简单说即由某个企业搭建一个平台,由需要钱的人发布需求,投资人参与竞标,由平台撮合双方交易的完成,并收取一定服务费的一种网贷模式。

Comcast May Have Quietly Acquired Skydog WiFi Router Maker PowerCloud Systems

Comcast — the cable, broadcasting and Internet giant that is in the middle of buying Time Warner cable for $45 billion – is also honing the products that will help it sell more broadband services when (and if) that deal gets completed. As part of that strategy,

美国投资移民EB-5暂无排期 更需尽早申请

北京、上海、广州、深圳、青岛、香港和澳门2014年9月12日电 /美通社/ -- 日前,美国国务院签证办公室发布了2014年签证公告,其中美国EB-5投资移民签证,还未发生排期倒退现象。

Windows Server 2003今年7月停止支持 微软发文鼓励用户尽快迁移

今日微软官方博客撰文鼓励用户尽快迁移远离Windows Server 2003,这款已经效力长达12年之久的系统将于今年7月停止支持,微软鼓励企业迁移到Windows Server 2012 R2、微软Azure或者Office 365上。

Android中的Handler的机制与用法详解 - Jamy Cai

概述: 很多android初学者对android 中的handler不是很明白,其实Google参考了Windows的消息处理机制,在Android系统中实现了一套类似的消息处理机制。在下面介绍handler机制前,首先得了解以下几个概念: 1.

《福布斯》中文版四届“30位30岁以下创业者”举办首次年会

2015福布斯·上交会创业菁英年会:“90后企业家”正当时 上海2015年5月4日电 /美通社/ -- 当越来越多的年轻人开始创业之路,会创造怎样别开生面的商业世界?

Treat thief steals the show at Westminster

Well, this pup didn't win the Best in Group, but it did get away with some additional treats. During the Working Dog category of the 140th annual Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show on Tuesday, a hungry Leonberger decided to steal the show, and some treats from its handler.SEE ALSO: Behind the fluff:

游族网络筹拍《三体》 拟44.5亿定增加码网游

于2014年6月正式登陆A股主板的游族网络,因筹备《三体》而声名大噪:以“大IP”、“全球化”、“大数据”三大核心战略为指导,游族网络首创影游联动模式打造国内第一科幻IP《三体》。这家成立于2009年的公司,作为轻娱乐供应商,立足全球化游戏研发与发行、大数据应用、IP开发与运营、泛娱乐产业投资四大业务板块全面发展,分支机构遍及南京、台北、新加坡等全球八大城市,在全球150多个国家及地区成功构建发行体系;拥有28亿移动大数据的Mob平台。

NASA's New Launch Software Is Way Over Budget and Behind Schedule

When it’s built, NASA’s new Space Launch System will hopefully take us to Mars and deep space. But there may be delays aside from the hardware: Sadly its special new launch software is a year behind schedule and 77 percent above its 2012 budget.Read more...

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