Strawman Inequality

A regular discussion in NYC is that representation at the top three Specialized High School Admissions Test based public high schools (which are some of the best in the city), is completely disproportionate to what the public school population looks like. Asian and White kids make up most of the students at the three… » 4/01/15 10:32am 4/01/15 10:32am

Chill Out in this Week's Open Thread

Taking a break from our usual crazy at Hackerspace, the reader run branch of the LifeHacker family, this week's open thread is a calm little place for y'all to ask questions, share tips, discuss DIY, and just pull up a keyboard and tell us all about what's new and interesting and random. This week we bring you the… » 3/27/15 6:00am 3/27/15 6:00am

Preview HTML/JavaScript/CSS in codepen

Trying to tweak a d3 image but don't want to fire up a full blown IDE? Give codepen a try. This nifty little tool bills itself as a "Front End Designer Playground" and auto updates, so you can instantly see how that tweak to HTML, JS, or CSS is changing your site. It's also super duper newbie friendly and free for the… » 3/23/15 9:58am 3/23/15 9:58am

Celebrate Purim With Me in This Week's Cross Thread

Hello Whitenoise, Hackerspace, Groupthink, Tay, ODeck, Backtalk, Oppo, and Clashtalk and welcome to the weekly cross kinja open thread. Today is the Jewish holiday of Purim, which is a minor holiday where people get to dress up in customs and listen to the story of Esther saving the Jews from her husband's decree to… » 3/05/15 11:10am 3/05/15 11:10am

Break out of your kinja zone in today's cross thread

Hi Whitenoise, Hackerspace, Groupthink, Tay, ODeck, Backtalk, Oppo, and Clashtalk denizens and welcome to the weekly pan-kinja cross thread that originated as a Thursday tech thread for Whitenoise, Hackerspace, and Groupthink. How's the kinjaverse been this week? Any cool posts from your neck of the internet that… » 2/26/15 10:30am 2/26/15 10:30am

Nerding out on the Comp Sci in The Imitation Game

I had been avoiding The Imitation Game 'cause I was way afraid of the way it'd portray Turing's work. Instead, it incorporated more bits and pieces of computer science than I thought it would, and did it all surprisingly well. So, I'd like to share with you some of the fundamentals of Computer Science that are… » 2/21/15 7:55pm 2/21/15 7:55pm