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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),

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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,

余额宝1年用户破亿:搅局传统金融业 倒逼利率市场化

赵乃育/绘 自从2013年6月13日正式上线至今,余额宝即将满周年。在过去的一年中,作为一项联接货币基金的增值服务,在互联网金融的大背景下,余额宝对于公募基金乃至整个金融市场产生的震荡远远超出了大多数人的预想。

产品经理视角看Smartisan OS:如何用情怀做出一款成功的手机ROM

编者按:情怀,有时不仅仅靠说的。在等待锤子手机发货的这段时间里,一位有心者从产品经理的角度出发,由表及里地畅想了一番,谈了谈如何把「情怀」融入Smartisan OS,做出一款有差异化的ROM。

Gmail现在能识别非拉丁字符的邮件地址

Google官方博客宣布,Gmail现在能识别包含非拉丁字符的邮箱地址,如重音(róót)、中文和梵文字符都能被识别。Google称,互联网工程任务组(IETF)在2012年制定了新的电子邮件标准,支持非拉丁字符和重音字符。

更名继续!微软WP官方Facebook 账号变脸

两天前,微软官方已经证实了将“Nokia Lumia”品牌正式变更为“Microsoft Lumia”的消息,同时一张标有“Microsoft”品牌标识的 Lumia 新设备渲染图浮出水面。

Chasm.io (Formerly Wahooly) Merges With Social Marketing App Loot

Remember Wahooly? We wrote about the startup a couple of years ago, describing it as “Klout meets Kickstarter” because it allowed users to gain startup equity in exchange for promoting the company on social media. Since then, Wahooly joined the AngelPad accelerator, rebranded as Chasm.io,

20 striking portraits from the Vanity Fair Oscar Party

For A-listers lucky enough to attend the Vanity Fair Oscar Party, a simple photo booth just doesn't cut it. Instead, Vanity Fair had renowned photographer Mark Seliger on hand for the second year in a row to capture editorial-style celebrity portraits for the magazine's Instagram accountSee also:

从众筹到股权众筹,京东正在完成生态中的另一环

UE Roll 蓝牙音箱,丑萌的外表下有颗酷炫的心

UE这款蓝牙音箱,长得丑萌,但防水呀,看着很重,但轻呀,低音稍弱但保真呀——虽然不是处处都是最优秀,但绝对物有所值。

蚂蚁绕北回归线一圈摆过了多少度?

这的确是一个好问题。 @王赟 Maigo 的答案是正确的,但这个题目有进一步引申的余地:事实上,它和傅科摆及科里奥利力相联系。1.傅科摆( https://zh.wikipedia.

Of Course Darth Vader Poses a Choking Hazard

Coming as a surprise to no one who’s seen the original Star Wars trilogy, yesterday the Consumer Product Safety Commission issued a recall for a Darth Vader infant bodysuit that poses a potential choking hazard. Obviously.Read more...

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