Stanford's Most Popular Class Isn't Computer Science—It's Something Much More Important

It's called "Designing Your Life," a course that's part throwback, part foreshadowing of higher education's future. Before Kanyi Maqubela became an investment partner at the Collaborative Fund, an early-stage venture capital firm focused on social enterprises, he was a typical Stanford student in need of career guidance. He was working with startups, studying philosophy, dating someone special—and feeling overwhelmed. Enter "Designing Your Life," a new and wildly popular course for Stanford juniors and seniors that is grounded in design thinking concepts and techniques.

Top 10 Best PC Games of 2013

Watch Dogs

Advertisement PC games offer a great source of entertainment to all those people who love to play video games. It is interesting to note that PC games are not played by the kids alone; rather adults also find great refreshment in these games. With the great development in the field of technology, the quality of PC games is greatly enhanced which gives great pleasure to those who are fond of playing PC games. There is a great variety of PC games that are being loved by the people in 2013. These games are of different types, ranging from action through puzzle to sports.

The Best $200 In-Ear Headphones

*At the time of publishing, the price was $150. Wait…$90 headphones beat out $200-plus headphones. Stop the damn presses. It was the kind of game-changing find that tips the scales and makes me love my job so much. The only complaint we have is that they lack a mic or remote of any kind, which you can find in our runner-up pick. While we think that the XBA-H1 is a great pick for most people, it was not an easy pick because so much good stuff has come out over the past year. That said, the quibbles we have with the runner-up (or even our fourth-place pick) will only be noticeable if you have listened to as many headphones as we have or listen to all of them back-to-back, as we did.

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The 90-9-1 Rule for Participation Inequality in Social Media and Online Communities

Summary: In most online communities, 90% of users are lurkers who never contribute, 9% of users contribute a little, and 1% of users account for almost all the action. All large-scale, multi-user communities and online social networks that rely on users to contribute content or build services share one property: most users don't participate very much. Often, they simply lurk in the background. In contrast, a tiny minority of users usually accounts for a disproportionately large amount of the content and other system activity. This phenomenon of participation inequality was first studied in depth by Will Hill in the early '90s, when he worked down the hall from me at Bell Communications Research.

4 Things to Do Before You Make Your First Student Loan Payment

One perk of having a federal student loan instead of a private student loan is that you are not required to start making payments right away. In fact, many federal student loans have a grace period *, or a set amount of time after you graduate, leave school, or drop below half-time enrollment before you must begin repaying your student loans. For most student loans, the grace period is 6 months but in some instances, the grace period could be longer. The grace period gives you time to get financially settled and to select your repayment plan. If you graduated within the last few months, your grace period may almost be over and you will probably be contacted by your loan servicer.

China Wrests Supercomputer Title From U.S.

A Chinese scientific research center has built the fastest supercomputer ever made, replacing the United States as maker of the swiftest machine, and giving China bragging rights as a technology superpower. The computer, known as Tianhe-1A, has 1. 4 times the horsepower of the current top computer, which is at a national laboratory in Tennessee, as measured by the standard test used to gauge how well the systems handle mathematical calculations, said Jack Dongarra, a University of Tennessee computer scientist who maintains the official supercomputer rankings.

Aug. 6, 1997: Apple Rescued — by Microsoft

1997: Microsoft rescues one-time and future nemesis Apple with a $150 million investment that breathes new life into a struggling Silicon Alley icon. In a remarkable feat of negotiating legerdemain, Apple co-founder Steve Jobs got needed cash — in return for non-voting shares — and an assurance that Microsoft would support Office for the Mac for five years. Apple agreed to drop a long-running lawsuit in which they alleged Microsoft copied the look and feel of the Mac OS for Windows and to make Internet Explorer the default browser on its computers — but not the only choice.


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As a new inclusion to our APCS curriculum, we are going to create our own page for the class with any information we can. You will be required once a week to add more content to this wiki. The amount you contribute is up to you, however the more you put in the more you will get out of it. Just in case you get behind in your weekly add ons, remember that you can always make them up for partial credit. This definately beats getting a zero for that week. For those of you who keep on saying "I don't know what to add. . " Just go through the topics and try and make a different example that someone could use.

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