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How Amazon Became the World's Largest Retailer [INFOGRAPHIC]

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Amazon, the world’s largest retailer, has exponentially grown throughout its 17-year history.

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11/1/11 Binary Day: A Rare Occasion

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Time to get your geek on: It's a binary day! Today, 11/01/11 (or 11/1/11 - the choice is yours) is one of a select few dates solely composed of only 0s and 1s.

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Introduction to Computer Science and Programming | MIT Video Course - StumbleUpon

Lecture Description

Goals of the course; what is computation; introduction to data types, operators, and variables

Course Description

This subject is aimed at students with little or no programming experience. It aims to provide students with an understanding of the role computation can play in solving problems. It also aims to help students, regardless of their major, to feel justifiably confident of their ability to write small programs that allow them to accomplish useful goals. The class will use the Python™ programming language.

Related Resources

Strings: strings section of Python Programming | Strings: Variables and strings section of Python Programming | Variables and statements: Chapter 2 of How to Think Like a Computer Scientist | Introduction: Chapter 1 of How to Think Like a Computer Scientist

Course Index

Introduction and Goals of the CourseOperators and operandsCommon code patternsDecomposition and abstraction through functionsFloating point numbersBisection methodsLists and mutabilityComplexityBinary searchDivide and conquer methodsTesting and debuggingKnapsack problemDynamic programmingIntroduction to object-oriented programmingAbstract data typesEncapsulationComputational modelsPresenting simulation resultsBiased random walksMonte Carlo simulationsValidating simulation resultsNormal, uniform, and exponential distributionsStock market simulation


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Sony restricting Playstation Vitas to one PSN account

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I blame this on the hack that occured in April of 2011

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Smoking iPhone Causes Alarm On Airplane

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SAN FRANCISCO -- Apple's iPhone is the world's hottest smartphone – and one iPhone in Australia appears to be the hottest of the bunch as it spontaneously began smoking last week.

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Fast Forward: E-Learning in 2013

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In the 1920's a film called Metropolis, showed interstates and skyscrapers (before they came into existence).

In the 60's, Marshall McLuhan saw the Internet, thirty years before it existing. 
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Top Hacker Disasters of 2011: Five Critical Lessons for Businesses

Top Hacker Disasters of 2011: Five Critical Lessons for Businesses | My interest | Scoop.it
Most of this year’s high-profile attacks should have been prevented. It’s the job of every business owner to learn valuable lessons about why these companies were hacked and how they could have prevented it.
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Sony taking PS3 to younger, family markets in 2012

Sony taking PS3 to younger, family markets in 2012 | My interest | Scoop.it
But the core gamer will absolutely not be neglected...
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