May 2014 News Wire
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Interesting stories about computer science, software programming, and technology for the month of April 2014. More stories can be found at the News Wire link at the top of every page of this site.
Introducing Steam Gauge: Ars reveals Steam's most popular games
Hydroponic Veggie Garden
Expert Warns: Civilian World Not Ready For Massive EMP-Caused Blackout
#IoTH: The Internet of Things and Humans
How a website flaw turned 22,000 visitors into a botnet of DDoS zombies
It's Insanely Easy to Hack Hospital Equipment
Hackers Can Mess With Traffic Lights to Jam Roads and Reroute Cars
10 Virtual Instruments You Can Play In Your Web Browser
A reward for turning in Airbnb users? New SF proposal is harshest yet
5 ways developers win with PaaS
Bellman Confirms A Suspicion
NoSQL Meets Bitcoin and Brings Down Two Exchanges: The Story of Flexcoin and Poloniex
12 Little Known CSS Facts
What, besides phone records, does the NSA collect in bulk?
How I Built My Design Startup
Bringing My Product to Market: 5 Lessons I Learned at Age 14
Also In The May 2014 Issue
Computer Science Unplugged
The Computer Science Unplugged movement introduces non-technical people to computer hardware and software concepts that drive the technologies we use.
What is Computational Thinking?
While computers think in rigid predictable patterns, learning computational thinking helps us understand how and why computers work.
We've all used Captchas and found some impossible to solve. Here's why they exist, how they work, and less frustrating alternatives.
Programming languages use data types to allocate memory and enforce data integrity. They also reveal the nature of a language.
If the idea of a computer science book without computers upsets you, please close your eyes until you've finished reading.
The Turing Test
The Turing Test, and its creator Alan Turing, have had a profound effect on computer science and artificial intelligence.
If debugging is the process of removing software bugs, then programming must be the process of putting them in.
May 2014 Learn More Links
Links from the bottom of all the May 2014 articles, collected in one place for you to print, share, or bookmark.
One of two key programming languages (Lisp is the other), FORTRAN defined many of the key ideas used in programming languages.
May 2014 News Wire
Interesting stories about computer science, software programming, and technology for the month of April 2014.
How to Create (and Crack) Secret Codes and Ciphers
Secret codes, or ciphers, are a great way to teach computational thinking.
One of the first female programmers, Grace Hopper also worked as a mathematician and had an unusual career for women in the 1900s.
Bogons are not an evil race of aliens. But they do shine a light on one part of the internet little known outside of a few security technologists.