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If there is any threat to the job security of programmers, GitHub Copilot is it. Copilot is the AI code-completion tool made by Microsoft and GitHub leveraging the power of GPT-3, a revolutionary technology made by OpenAI.

After I got access to the beta, its abilities amazed me. My head exploded with ideas of what I could do with it.

This article will test Copilot against two algorithmic coding questions from CSES. We will also see how Copilot does with different languages (Python, C++).

CSES

CSES has a long list of problems that require you to employ various algorithms. For each…


Saving money doesn’t have to be that annoying!

Image from Home Depot

If you are like me and like to turn off the water heater when it is not in use, you know the pains and frustrations of trying to save some energy.

You know the feeling of coming back from a sweaty day unable to jump in the shower. You know how annoying it is to have to go to the basement or garage every time you want to shower.

However, I have found a slick way to control the water heater from your phone. …


Complete Data at Your Fingertips

An Example Showing Apple’s Income Statement over the Past 10 Years

As you search through a company’s financials, it becomes extremely tedious to get all of a company’s data in one place, with popular sites like Yahoo Finance only showing the last 3 years to free users. This makes it difficult to judge a company.

However, I found a website that, for the low price of free, allows you to see a company’s financials over the last 10 years. It also links to the company’s historical 10-K’s and 10-Q’s

The website is QuickFS.

All you need to do is create a free account using your email.

Limitations

With the free account, there…


The disappointing announcement of Windows 11

The default wallpaper for the new Windows 11

In 2015, it was announced at the Microsoft Ignite event that Windows 10 would be the final version of Windows.

However, a few days ago, Microsoft officially announced Windows 11, surprising us all.

Windows 11 Announcements Video on YouTube

As an avid Windows 10 user, this hit me as a pleasant surprise.

I didn’t know what to expect, but this sudden announcement of Windows 11 may have brought my expectations too high.

Changes in Windows 11

I was fairly disappointed because Windows 11 didn’t offer too many new features other than a new look. …


Leveraging Deep Learning to Work with Human-like Text

A futuristic robot for some reason still using a QWERTY keyboard (credits: Pixabay)

OpenAI created Generative Pre-trained Transformer 3 (GPT-3) and is currently the bleeding edge in working with and manipulating language. It can generate text nearly indistinguishable from that of a human.


The surprising subjectivity of Border Patrol Checkpoints

Living in Southern California, I am located fairly close to the international border with our friendly neighbor Mexico. This gives me opportunities to experience the streets of Tijuana, practice my Spanish, and try out some authentic (probably made for tourists) Mexican food.


Why billionaires cannot solve the world’s problems| The perspective of a high school student

Growing up, we have always been told that hard work pays off. More and more, I have begun to doubt the truthfulness of that statement. I believe that the holes in that statement provide insight into why billionaires cannot solve the world’s problems.

According to this Forbes article, the three richest individuals in America are Jeff Bezos, Elon Musk, and Bill Gates. Before we answer our question, we must first understand what made them so rich. Let’s first look at how the rich got so rich.

Jeff Bezos

Bezos founded Amazon in 1994. It started as a modest company selling…


A high schooler reveals how online school exacerbates inequality and deepens educational disparities.

A picture of a mug rests beside a laptop during an online meeting

Education has always had the power to change lives. When America was founded, the Land Ordinance of 1785 was passed, requiring the development of schools. In the 1800s, when states wanted to suppress Blacks, they passed anti-literacy laws. When Emporer Qin wanted to suppress opposition in 200 BC, he burned their books. The potential of knowledge and education has always been recognized throughout history.

When the COVID-19 pandemic began, many parts of our lives had to rapidly shift online, including school. In an age where the struggle for the vague idea of equality is prominent, education is an important point…


Gateway to the future? New overhyped technology? Or both…

We’ve all heard the utopian vision for the future, with driverless cars speeding down traffic-free roads without accidents. Although numerous individuals have dreamt of this world, nobody has executed their vision better than Elon Musk. Founded in 2003 (not by Musk), Tesla has since lead the world in the development of electric cars and autonomy.

With vehicle deliveries increasing each year, Musk’s vision of driverless cars seems closer than ever. Is the world of driverless cars closer than we think, or rather an illusory fantasy that we will indefinitely strive to reach? …


Addressing anti-vaccination sentiment and safety concerns surrounding the COVID-19 vaccine

Nathan Dai

High school student interested in investing, programming, and learning.

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