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Submission + - Big data job advice from founder of first US grad program in analytics (

dcblogs writes: Michael Rappa, who created the nation’s firms Masters in Data Analytics program at North Carolina State University, explained in an interview the types of training that students seeking big data jobs will need. For undergrads, his advice “is to line-up your coursework with the necessary prerequisites in math, statistics and computer science, to prepare for graduate education. This means going beyond a year of calculus and into linear and matrix algebra. Don't stop with the mandatory course in probability and statistics, which is common with many majors. Take additional courses in areas like multivariate regression and statistical programming.” He believes many will need advanced degrees in data analysis as well. Some occupational roles will require additional computer and statistical programming skills, other roles will require new data management and data cleaning skills, and yet other roles will require skills in data visualization and interpretation.

Submission + - Motif 2.3.4 released as LGPL Open Source (

An anonymous reader writes: Hot on the heels of the recent Open Source release of the Common Desktop Environment is the LGPL release of the Open Group's venerable Motif user interface toolkit, announced this afternoon. Previously only available under a proprietary license, Motif has a long and storied history in early Unix desktops.

Submission + - The Eagle has Landed Again! Apollo 11 Lunar Landing Minute-by-Minute

tylerh111 writes: "Just wanted to invite everyone to check out The First Men on the Moon, an online interactive website featuring the Apollo 11 lunar landing. Until today, it has been impossible to comprehensively experience mankind's shining exploratory accomplishment in a singular experience. The First Men on the Moon compiles hours of content available from public domain sources and various NASA websites. The presentation includes spaceflight video footage, communication audio, mission control room conversations, text transcripts, and telemetry data, all synchronized into an integrated audio-visual experience."

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