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This Is an Entire Computer Science Curriculum in 1000+ YouTube Videos

Computer Science Curriculum

Want to learn computer science? Here's what you need to know in 1000+ YouTube videos.

40 courses. 4 academic years of Computer Science curriculum. 1079 YouTube videos.

Laconic Machine Learning has put together an equivalent 4 year Computer Science curriculum using quality videos from various sources including MIT. The videos vary in length, up to 4+ hours.

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Get Gorgeous, Minimal Wallpapers for Your Phone

Visuals of Earth wallpaper

The most breathtaking images of the Earth, carefully curated into unique wallpaper collections for your phone.

Visuals of Earth is a curated selection of gorgeous mobile wallpapers you can use for free.  No ads. No popups. No distractions. Just beautiful wallpapers of Earth.

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Wallpaper of the Week: The Sanctuary Mountains Aurora Borealis

This week’s wallpaper is a stunning image of the aurora borealis over a central group of mountains rising up from a large body of water. The mountain, clouds and some of the aurora are reflected in the water. Colors are predominantly in the blue range. Icons show up well on this background. There’s a watermark in the lower right corner by Ellysiumn, the artist who created the image. 

Sanctuary Mountains Aurora Borealis wallpaper

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Watch these Six Free Natural History Programs Streaming in January

Free Smithsonian January programs

Get a behind-the-scenes look at the Smithsonian’s National Zoo and Conversation Biology Institute with 6 free programs this month. 

The Smithsonian’s National Museum of Natural History is offering a virtual field trip to the Smithsonian’s National Zoo and Conservation Biology Institute; a guided, at-home scientific illustration activity and a behind-the-scenes tour of the O. Orkin Insect Zoo for free this January.

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How to Enable the Alpenglow Theme in Firefox

Firefox Alpenglow theme

Mozilla recently added a colorful default theme to Firefox, here’s how to get it.

Firefox has a new colorful default theme you can enable in the browser or download as an add-on that supports Windows 10 light and dark themes.

It’s rare that Mozilla makes changes to the basic UI (User Interface), but starting with Firefox 81 and up there’s a new theme that brings color to Firefox Windows, menus, and buttons.

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Remove Video and GIF Backgrounds Automatically for Free

Unscreen video background remover

Effortlessly remove video and GIF backgrounds with this free online app.

This free online tool automatically removes the background from a video or GIF quickly and easily.

Removing backgrounds using Unscreen is simple. Upload a clip from your computer or use a pre-selected GIF and the background is removed automatically.

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Wallpaper of the Week: "Canopy Creek (Autumn)" by Digital Blasphemy

This week’s wallpaper is a digital image of large trees with many thick branches and large roots extending into shallow water. Thick foliage is fiery oranges tinged with green, backlit by bright yellow and orange light, making the forest appear almost on fire. The darker colors of trunks and branches create a good balance of light and dark. Icons show up fairly well in most areas of this dramatically lit image.

Canopy Creek Autumn wallpaper

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Create Your Own “Blob Opera” with Google’s New Musical Experiment

Google Blob Opera

Create your own opera inspired song with Blob Opera - no music skills required! Blob Opera is a machine learning experiment by David Li in collaboration with Google Arts & Culture that let’s anyone compose opera type music in a web browser.

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Listen to Forest Sounds Around the World With forest sounds is a growing collection of recordings of forest sounds from around the world. 

People around the world recorded the sounds of their forests as part of the Sounds of the Forest sound map. currently has 39 forest sounds to browse and enjoy. Some are quiet, some full of birds and wildlife or water sounds, some with some human touches. 

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Download 560+ Holiday Fonts for Free

560+ Holiday fonts

Download over 560+ free fonts for holiday newsletters, cards, tags, decorations, invitations and other seasonal design projects.

These two holiday font collections have enough styles that you’re sure to find the right look to add a festive touch to your projects.

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