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UC Berkeley pilots data science class

The new four-unit course, “Foundations of Data Science” — cross-listed as Statistics 94 and Computer Science 94 — combines introductory statistics and computational concepts with hands-on work involving hard data that brings “real-world relevance,” according to the program’s website.
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Musical ownership in a digital age

“Do you know how to delete iTunes from your computer?” A friend of mine asked me this the other day after his computer suggested that he update iTunes one too many times. Besides serving as a reminder that my technological skills don’t extend beyond the ability to press “enter” and
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How Kim Kardashian made me a star

I don’t keep up with the Kardashians via their uber-popular television show and its geographically diverse spinoffs, but my mind has somehow hoarded unnecessary information about each of their lives. I know that Kendall and Kylie have somehow written a sci-fi dystopian novel, Lana del Rey hypnotized crowds at Kimye’s
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App of the week: Tamber Shows

Name: Tamber Shows Price: Free Platform: iOS Mission: The best local concerts, carefully matched to you! Sometimes, an amazing interface is all you need to be successful as an app. In combining that with an streamlined procedure and intuitive design, Alexi Robbins has created quite a revolutionary app. Tamber takes
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Custom Screening: Two days in Thom’s bed

Regular readers of this column may be surprised at how often my bed features as a location of movie viewing. Whether it’s in Hollywood, New York or Berkeley, I have an irresistible attraction to the hollow pallor of the computer screen as I skirt the embrace of Morpheus. If it
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