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DjangoCon 2016 To Be Held In Philadelphia In July

Slashdot - Wed, 02/10/2016 - 1:51pm
New submitter FlipperPA writes: It has just been announced that the 2016 vintage of DjangoCon US will be held in Philadelphia at The Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania from July 17th through 22nd. DjangoCon US is a 6-day international community conference for the community by the community, held each year in North America, about the Django web framework. From its humble beginnings in a newsroom in Lawrence, KS, Django now powers some of the better known web sites on the planet, including The Washington Post, Mozilla, Instagram, Disqus, and Pinterest. Considered by many to be the "batteries included" web framework for Python, Django continues to attract new developers across the globe.

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Ford Claims Its New Headlights Make You Feel Better—So It Claims

Wired - Top Stories - Wed, 02/10/2016 - 1:29pm

Ford says its new LED lights won't just improve visibility, they might make you feel better.

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CBS Picked the Perfect Showrunner for the New Star Trek

Wired - Top Stories - Wed, 02/10/2016 - 1:28pm

The veteran showrunner, who got his start as a writer with the franchise during the 1990s, is returning to helm the upcoming streaming TV series.

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We’re Getting a New Harry Potter Book, Based on the Play

Wired - Top Stories - Wed, 02/10/2016 - 1:16pm

Fans who don't get to see the limited London stage run of J.K. Rowling's Harry Potter play can get a copy of the script when it's published on July 31.

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It’s Embarrassing How Few Black Female Founders Get Funded

Wired - Top Stories - Wed, 02/10/2016 - 12:57pm

Of thousands of venture deals from 2012 to 2014, so few black women founders raised money that, statistically speaking, the number might as well be zero.

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Video: The Insane, 80 MPH Drone Racing League Launches With Wrecks Aplenty

Wired - Top Stories - Wed, 02/10/2016 - 12:20pm

Glowing, flying robots may be coming to a town near you. DRL has filmed its first race of the year, and there'll be five more events in 2016.

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Blame an Ivory Ban for China’s Vanishing Giant Clams

Wired - Top Stories - Wed, 02/10/2016 - 11:25am

Giant clams are endangered in the South China Sea. Could a Chinese government ban on ivory be the cause?

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Super Handy Maps Show Which NYC Subway Lines Get Cell Service, and Where

Wired - Top Stories - Wed, 02/10/2016 - 11:00am

The 7 train is the most connected; the R train is practically medieval.

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Feds Say They’ll Count Computers As Human Drivers

Wired - Top Stories - Wed, 02/10/2016 - 9:58am

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration says it will consider self-driving software as the car's "driver," but that raises some hard questions.

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What You Need to Know About Twitter’s Algorithmic Timeline

Wired - Top Stories - Wed, 02/10/2016 - 9:00am

Twitter, playing all the hits since 2016.

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Vape Pens and E-Cigs Are Blowing Up. Like, Literally

Wired - Top Stories - Wed, 02/10/2016 - 9:00am

The problem usually can be traced to problems with the lithium-ion battery.

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These Scientists Saw Zika Coming. Now They’re Fighting Back

Wired - Top Stories - Wed, 02/10/2016 - 7:00am

For years, Zika has been collecting dust on the shelves of virus researchers in the United States. Now the research begins.

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Exposing the Seedy Underbellies of BMWs, Motorcycles, and Locomotives

Wired - Top Stories - Wed, 02/10/2016 - 7:00am

Yasena Popova uses an unlikely POV to showcase the underside of vehicles people use everyday.

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This Plane Flies Itself to an Airport and Lands in an Emergency

Wired - Top Stories - Wed, 02/10/2016 - 7:00am

Diamond Aircraft says it's building an airplane that takes over in an emergency, flies itself to an airport, and lands safely on its own.

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Obama’s Cybersecurity Plan is Meant to Secure His Legacy

Wired - Top Stories - Wed, 02/10/2016 - 7:00am

Cybersecurity is an essential part of any government or corporate security plan. Obama has recognized he couldn't leave office without one in place.

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