Saturday, July 26, 2014

Monday, July 14, 2014

[reddit] Saved: Now that cellphone companies can't offer three-year plans anymore, the cost of a basic mobile plan has gone up, says a new study

[reddit] Saved: Photonic transistor invented

[reddit] Upvoted: Gmail's latest move isn't the end of email, it's a new beginning: The Gmail API could turn our email accounts into gold mines, and that's a good thing

[reddit] Upvoted: Introducing Raspberry Pi B+

[reddit] Upvoted: New "Weird Al" Yankovic music video - Tacky!

[reddit] Upvoted: Executive pay '180 times average', report finds: Executive pay has grown from 60 times that of the average worker to almost 180 times since the 1990s, according to a report.

[reddit] Upvoted: Tesla wins legal approval for dealerships in Pennsylvania

[reddit] Upvoted: Do you vote on /r/bitcoin articles? You absolutely should read this before you click up again.

Saturday, July 12, 2014

[reddit] Upvoted: TIL that in 2005, the DEA reported seizing $477 million worth of drugs, whereas the estimated value of drugs sold within and into the US is $64 billion dollars. This makes the efficiency rate of the DEA less than 1% at curtailing US drug trade.

[reddit] Upvoted: Elon Musk's Futuristic Spaceport Is Coming to Texas

[reddit] Upvoted: The real trouble with Disruption

[reddit] Upvoted: This Politician Only Accepts Bitcoin - And It's Working

[reddit] Upvoted: Edmonton school board drops U.S. pro-abstinence group from sex-ed classes after rights complaint

[reddit] Upvoted: Hackers Attack Shipping and Logistics Firms Using Malware-Laden Handheld Scanners

[reddit] Upvoted: Halifax man loses bag with $13K, every cent returned

[reddit] Upvoted: Emoticons' Effect on the Way We Communicate: Linguists Study Effects

[reddit] Upvoted: Cygnus spacecraft takes Ottawa firm Neptec's TriDAR into space

[reddit] Upvoted: Mystery Scavenger Hunt Gives Away Bitcoin in San Francisco

[reddit] Upvoted: My wife made this for me for my birthday!!!. I love it!!. Its customized for us.

[reddit] Upvoted: Darpa tests bullet-sized homing missiles

Upvoted: India Sets Aside $1.6 Billion Fund For Startups via /r/worldnews

Upvoted: Satoshi Nakamoto Whitepaper annotated by CoinBase via /r/Bitcoin

Upvoted: This Week in Technology via /r/Futurology

Upvoted: SpaceX Just Got Permission to Build a Spaceport in Texas via /r/technology

Upvoted: What's the most unattractive thing the opposite sex can say?

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Upvoted: Simple Small Bedroom Clock that I made for myself. It's open source and on Git Hub if you like it. :) via /r/electronics

Upvoted: Gold Companies are Rushing into Bitcoin via /r/Bitcoin

Upvoted: Bidding on Bitcoin via /r/Bitcoin

Upvoted: What Is a Bitcoin, Really? via /r/Bitcoin

Friday, July 11, 2014

Upvoted: An accurate description of dogs and cats via /r/funny

GameTutorials makes all 350 tutorials on game programming free. (C/C++/Win32/OpenGL/Direct3D/C#) Submitted July 10, 2014 at 09:55PM by gametutorials

Just soldered my first ever smd chip. Submitted July 10, 2014 at 08:37PM by jdwix

What is the relation between electrons, photons and electromagnetism?

First of all, English is not my first language and it has been a while since I actually had education in that area of physics so the following is what I udnerstand and is only partially correct.

As far as I understood, photons are the particles that "spread" the force in electromagentism, as electromagnetic waves.

I also know that electrons have electric charge and moving electrons cause a magnetic field. Does that not mean that electrons are also an "electromagnetic" particle? Following up, does the wave particle simultanity principle hold for electrons as it does for photons? Does that mean electrons are also "electromagnetic waves"?

Additionally, why do we call "light" or photons "electromagnetic waves"? Are all photons electromagnetic waves or does it depend on wavelength/energy or the source?

Thank you for any corrections and clarifications of my thoughts.

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Thursday, July 10, 2014

Privilege Escalation via steamservice Submitted July 10, 2014 at 01:02PM by checky

1000+ Beginner Programming Projects (x-post /r/programming)

The original site and blog post ( is down, given all of us a 403 error. Until it's back online, you can use this post.

To the truly lazy who don't want to use the Google's cached link and prefer just the outline:

All the beginner project links:

1) Martyr2's Mega Project Ideas (110 Projects)

2) Programming Tasks (500+ programming tasks)

3) Project Euler (476 practice problems). Word of Caution: the site had it's login features hacked and compromised - you needed it to check your answers, but now the site says that answer checking is back online. Proceed with Caution.

4) Coding Bat (140+ Practice Problems)

5) Reddit's Beginner Projects subreddit (22 Problems so far)

6) Beginner Project1s List hosted on Github (93 Projects)

7) Daniweb Crucial Projects for Beginners (5 Projects)

8) Code Abbey (122 Problems)

9) Game programming beginner projects in Python (49 Projects)

Just want ideas for projects?

1) Internet Wishlist

2) The Idea Machine

The blog post's own recommended projects:

1) Build a calculator - go onto scientific for a harder challenge.

2) String Manipulation projects - so substrings, palindromes, comparison, splits etc.

3) Reminder App

4) Alarm App

5) Simulator games of your favorite sports


Added in /r/dailyprogrammer from the comments section. The original blog post didn't have this.

Submitted July 09, 2014 at 05:36PM by octnoir

Tuesday, July 8, 2014

This is what I think represents Canada (Original Art) Submitted July 08, 2014 at 11:43AM by tsangstagangsta

How to Write 225 Words Per Minute With a Pen Submitted July 08, 2014 at 03:32AM by Buglet

Awesome CGI technique for simulating tearing, glass shatter etc. SIGGRAPH 2014. Submitted July 06, 2014 at 02:21PM by skydivingdutch

Still the best unintentional duet ever Submitted July 07, 2014 at 06:28AM by gilgamirsh

British Plugs Are Better Than All Other Plugs, And Here's Why Submitted July 07, 2014 at 12:29PM by kris860

Monday, July 7, 2014

Comedy vs. Anti-Science: Comedians are using humor to combat everything from climate denial to anti-vaccine BS. Submitted July 06, 2014 at 09:30PM by Kooby2

Solar has won. Even if coal were free to burn, power stations couldn't compete Submitted July 07, 2014 at 04:55AM by virusxp

Real Old School Cool Submitted July 06, 2014 at 01:56PM by uninspireddem

Sunday, July 6, 2014

How to identify that Light in the Sky! Submitted July 06, 2014 at 05:07AM by queasy_nerd

Tuesday, July 1, 2014


All these "new state[s] of matter" remind me of the "particle zoo" of the 60s.

July 01, 2014 at 03:02PM via reddit