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How to Become a Hacker

  • Learning something new that’s complicated often feels difficult at first - if it feels easy it may be something you already know or you may not really be testing your knowledge (it’s a lot easier to read about how to solve a physics problem and think ‘this makes sense’ than it is to solve a problem yourself with the tools you just read about).
  • I think there’s even a bit of advantage that completely new people can have with this: when I develop a little bit of experience it becomes easy and comfortable to just do the thing I already know how to do rather than learn something new.
  • There are a lot of competing tools and even industries around build systems and trying to make them better (which can make things more confusing for beginners since there’s no real standardization, and the right way to configure software to run varies depending on programming environment and language).

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The Battle of Helm’s Deep, Part V: Ladders Are Chaos

  • Lower secondary outwalls were a fairly common way of strengthening a defense, as they prevented siege equipment from closing with the wall, provided a safe skirmishing position for advanced troops and could be built to both prevent artillery fire (catapults and later cannon) from being directed against the base of a wall – the ideal spot to produce a breach – while not disrupting the lines of missile fire from soldiers atop the primary wall.
  • When discussing how the assault plays out, it is important to recognize that Saruman must have known he would assault this place for far longer than any of the Rohirrim (even book!Erkenbrand, who has evidently been repairing the Hornburg for what one assumes is at least months) could have known they would need to defend it.
  • Book Note: While in the film, the assault opens with the Uruk army making an unopposed approach, the more complex book topography makes this a battle in stages.

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Approach to learning Python

  • There are countless ways to learn python from books, tutorials and videos.
  • The learning curve for Python is short which means for beginners it’s an awesome language to start with.
  • The coding you do is much shorter than other languages, this is because there’s a lot of built-in objects that make it easier to program for you.
  • There are an overwhelming amount of resources for python, here I will list some websites, books and newsletters that I think are worth your time.
  • The books on language mastery will start to expose you to ideas that can transition you from beginner to intermediate.
  • Effective Python — A great book on taking what you know and improving it.
  • This is the book that will take you from intermediate/beginner to start thinking about scaling of programs.

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Approach to learning Python

  • There are countless ways to learn python from books, tutorials and videos.
  • The learning curve for Python is short which means for beginners it’s an awesome language to start with.
  • The coding you do is much shorter than other languages, this is because there’s a lot of built-in objects that make it easier to program for you.
  • There are an overwhelming amount of resources for python, here I will list some websites, books and newsletters that I think are worth your time.
  • The books on language mastery will start to expose you to ideas that can transition you from beginner to intermediate.
  • Effective Python — A great book on taking what you know and improving it.
  • This is the book that will take you from intermediate/beginner to start thinking about scaling of programs.

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Approach to learning Python

  • There are countless ways to learn python from books, tutorials and videos.
  • The learning curve for Python is short which means for beginners it’s an awesome language to start with.
  • The coding you do is much shorter than other languages, this is because there’s a lot of built-in objects that make it easier to program for you.
  • There are an overwhelming amount of resources for python, here I will list some websites, books and newsletters that I think are worth your time.
  • The books on language mastery will start to expose you to ideas that can transition you from beginner to intermediate.
  • Effective Python — A great book on taking what you know and improving it.
  • This is the book that will take you from intermediate/beginner to start thinking about scaling of programs.

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Approach to learning Python

  • There are countless ways to learn python from books, tutorials and videos.
  • The learning curve for Python is short which means for beginners it’s an awesome language to start with.
  • The coding you do is much shorter than other languages, this is because there’s a lot of built-in objects that make it easier to program for you.
  • There are an overwhelming amount of resources for python, here I will list some websites, books and newsletters that I think are worth your time.
  • The books on language mastery will start to expose you to ideas that can transition you from beginner to intermediate.
  • Effective Python — A great book on taking what you know and improving it.
  • This is the book that will take you from intermediate/beginner to start thinking about scaling of programs.

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Uber latest features lets riders book by the hour and make multiple stops

  • Uber is bringing a new feature to the U.S. that lets users book rides for $50 an hour and make multiple stops as the ride-hailing company tries to respond to changing consumer needs during the COVID-19 pandemic.
  • Riders who want to use the new feature start by selecting “hourly” in the app and then entering their initial stop.
  • The rider selects the expected hours and can enter in multiple stops — as many as three including the destination.
  • In some cities, the hourly booking feature only allows drivers to travel up to 40 miles.
  • Trips that travel farther than the mileage limit will be charged to the rider at a per mile rate.
  • Hourly booking cannot be used to travel to or from airports and trips must be within a city service area.

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Maigret’s Room

  • Simenon’s colossal output includes the 75 Maigret novels, dozens and dozens of shilling shockers in a variety of genres, a number of outright masterpieces in his ‘romans durs’, and many autobiographical books of an even-tempered but strangely sinister candour.
  • Simenon thought he was done with Maigret by the end of this period: in the 1934 novel simply called Maigret the inspector has retired and moved back to his homeland in the Loire, but comes out of retirement to help a nephew out of a scrape in Paris.
  • David Bellos’s recent translation is the first with the confidence to call the book in English what it is called in French: Pietr the Latvian.
  • These passages are from the recently finished Penguin project to translate all 75 Maigret books.

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Climb Mount Improbable: Richard Dawkins's Evolvable Critters in JavaScript

  • Richard Dawkins created a series of computer programs in the 1980s designed to show how evolution works.
  • This interactive site is based on his original code.
  • Your creature has a number of genes which you can tweak.
  • Each slider represents a pair of genes.
  • Increasing or decreasing a gene’s value will change the appearance of your creature.
  • When a biomorph has a child it inherits all the genes of its parent (it only has the one parent, for there is no sex), but with some possibility of random mutation.
  • This is artificial selection (as opposed to natural selection) since you dictate which genes survive through breeding.
  • We are offering 50 people the chance to win a personalised book featuring their unique creature on the cover.
  • Enter your email below and your design will automatically be saved.
  • Your entry has been saved.

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Microsoft Surface Book 3 (15-inch) review: more power, more problems

  • Microsoft’s 15-inch Surface Book 2 was largely just a refinement over the original model — released nearly five years ago — so I was really hoping the company was holding back some big changes for the Surface Book 3.
  • The extra RAM will make a big difference for developers working with virtual machines, but Microsoft’s CPU choice here feels like it holds the Surface Book 3 back.
  • I had hoped that this CPU choice would at least lead to better battery life, but I’ve found the Surface Book 3 a little disappointing here.
  • Naturally, playing games or rendering video in Premiere Pro is one of the few times I’ve heard the fans spin up on the Surface Book 3.
  • The Book 3 is essentially a very large tablet with stylus support that docks into a keyboard base that includes a powerful GPU and a second battery.

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