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Un learning how to ride a bike

Everyone knows that once you learn how to ride a bike you will never forget it. But what happens if you actually want to forget how to do it? In this video Destin Sandlin from Smarter Every Day shows what happens if you try to learn how to ride a bike in which the handle is...
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It’s time to blame the social medi...

I have been listening a lot to people saying that the results of the US election some days ago has to be blamed to social networks, or as now is fashionable to call them social media. Mainly the point is that normally we have friends on Facebook with whom we share political thoughts. Therefore the news they post online are the ones that represent our own opinions and we loose the full spectrum there is around. Therefore we are just reinforcing what we already think and we will miss the point. In this way we will not get in contact with other realities, we think Clinton is...
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Reinvent the wheel and make it Elon Musk...

Solarcity aims to lower the cost of solar panels in order to make them more attractive to customers in the US. In the end, it is a matter of make it more appealing to individuals; better colors, lower (maybe) prices and financing: use now, pay later. One of the main concerns regarding solar panels is their efficiency. Efficiency means how much power you can get from surface area. Wikipedia provided this amazing plot on the efficiency of different technologies over time. It is interesting to realize what are the companies involved in the developments of each technology....
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Colors optimized for color-blind people

Colors optimized for color-blind people

Color blindness is a vision disorder in which individuals lack one or more color receptors. It affects approximately 8% of males of European descent and 0.5% women. It means that in an audience of 16 people, half men half women, chances of having at least one color-blind person are of 50%. Of course when you consider the audience of a written piece of work this number may grow quite substantially. Therefore it is important to have a color palette that is suitable for color-blind people. The image below was made based on the recommendations that appeared in Nature Methods...
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This blog now is encrypted

This blog now is encrypted

One of the problems that has been concerning me for the last few months is the privacy online. I’ve already written about how to encrypt a hard drive, or discussed about the unsafety of passwords. Now it is finally time to make an improvement to the blog’s privacy. Starting from now, you may notice that the default way of accessing this website is via https, meaning that all the communication between you and the server is encrypted. I was thinking in implementing secure HTTP, but I didn’t want to add an extra fixed cost. Recently, Dreamhost (my host...