Justified: Visual Basic Over Python For an Intro To Programming

theodp writes ICT/Computing teacher Ben Gristwood justifies his choice of Visual Basic as a programming language (as a gateway to other languages), sharing an email he sent to a parent who suggested VB was not as 'useful' as Python. "I understand the popularity at the moment of the Python,

Justified: Visual Basic Over Python For an Intro To Programming

theodp writes ICT/Computing teacher Ben Gristwood justifies his choice of Visual Basic as a programming language (as a gateway to other languages), sharing an email he sent to a parent who suggested VB was not as 'useful' as Python. "I understand the popularity at the moment of the Python,

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.

Moscow To Track Cell-phone Users In 2015 For Traffic Analysis

An anonymous reader links to this story at The Stack (based on this translated report) that "The Moscow authorities will begin using the signal from Muscovites' cell-phones in 2015 to research patterns of traffic and points of congestion,

NJ Museum Revives TIROS Satellite Dish After 40 Years

evanak writes TIROS was NASA's Television Infrared Observation Satellite. It launched in April 1960. One of the ground tracking stations was located at the U.S. Army's secret "Camps Evans" Signals Corps electronics R&D laboratory.

The Fixes Sony's DualShock 4 Controller Still Needs

An anonymous reader writes Sony's PS4 has been on sale for more than a year now, and while its revamped DualShock 4 controller has been critically lauded, it's not without its faults. A new article flags up the issues — both hardware and software — that Sony could look to improve.

科学家发现新暴龙:小小小短手!

科学家在阿拉斯加的白垩纪晚期沉积物中发现了暴龙科的新成员——一种体型较小的暴龙。以往发现的暴龙化石都在中低纬度地区,而这一新发现为研究暴龙科恐龙在北极高纬度地区的适应和演化提供了新的资料。

邹胜龙内部邮件:与小米“联姻”是打开一扇窗

迅雷于北京时间昨晚在纳斯达克正式挂牌上市,股票代码为“XNET”,发行价为每股美国存托股(ADS)12美元,融资8778万美元。迅雷今晚开盘价报14.21美元,较发行价上涨18%,市值约为9.86亿美元。

五、SolrJ、Request Handler - @瞪着太阳的乌鸦

什么是SolrJ 既然Solr是以单独的WebApp形式存在的,那么Solr理应提供与Solr通信的Api吧,对的,这就是SolrJ,既然与solr通信是通过url,那么其实我们也可以不用SolrJ,因为可以拼字符串的嘛。 http://localhost:8983/solr/Artist/sele...

宝刀未老 IE浏览器继续统领浏览器市场

威智网 12 月 1 日消息,根据 NetMarket Share 发布的最新数据,Internet Explorer 仍是目前最受欢迎的网页浏览器。其市场份额从 10 月的 58.49% 略微增长至 58.94%。第二位和第三位则由 Chrome 和火狐分别以 20.57% 和 13.

What Whitney Houston Would've Sounded Like As a Disco Queen

Oliver Nelson is a Swedish electronic music producer with a decidedly disco touch. Whitney Houston was an American singer with a decidedly golden touch. What happens when you combine the two? Magical things, I tell you.Read more...

【MWC】现场试玩高通的三项新技术

在高通展台,也能发现好玩的新技术。比如说在 MWC 上发布的超声波 3D 指纹识别技术 Sense ID,以及高通面向智能汽车所采用的解决方案,以及可以解决信号拥堵问题的 LTE-U 技术。

Apple Watch的漫长诞生之路

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HoloLens可能让你玩着玩着就“醉了”

虚拟现实和增强现实看起来已经真正成为了科技行业的热门领域,人们在CES上谈论它们,在MWC上谈论他们,甚至在G […]

Google专利自动剧透警告系统

在社交网络上浏览时间线,你可能会不小心就会被人剧透了还没有看的电视剧或电影内容。

Uniting The CEO And The Board

Cat people and dog people. East Coasters and West Coasters. Capitalists and communists. They all look at the world so differently. Now consider venture capital board members and CEOs. Sure, they all have the same goal: to ensure that the company succeeds. Yet this dynamic can be adversarial,

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