3 Things You Should Know Before You Pursue a Computer Science Degree


There are many misconceptions people have about computer science degrees. One of them is that they will turn you into a code crunching hermit. But that couldn’t be farther from the truth, as computer science has evolved significantly over the years. However, before you start your computer science studies, there are a few things you have to know first. We’ll touch on a few of them in this article.

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Blu Tuesday: Jack Reacher 2 and More

Every Tuesday, I review the newest Blu-ray releases and let you know whether they’re worth buying, renting or skipping, along with a breakdown of the included extras. If you see something you like, click on the cover art to purchase the Blu-ray from Amazon, and be sure to share each week’s column on social media with your friends.

“Jack Reacher: Never Go Back”

The first Jack Reacher movie may have underperformed at the box office, but it would’ve been a shame if that had marked the end of the character’s cinematic adventures. Granted, “Never Go Back” isn’t as much fun as its 2012 predecessor, but the film still succeeds thanks to Tom Cruise’s charismatic turn as the badass ex-military man. Though the family dynamic between Reacher, Cobie Smulders’ framed army major and Danika Yarosh’s feisty teenager allows Cruise to explore the character’s emotional side, this particular story would have been better saved for a future installment. After all, Jack Reacher is at his best when he’s working alone, and while “Never Go Back” features some great Reacher moments, it fails to make a strong enough case for continuing the series.

Extras include six featurettes that cover topics like shooting on location in Louisiana, filming the rooftop battle, on-set photography and more. FINAL VERDICT: RENT

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A Guide to Cleaning and Storing Your DJ Equipment


“Take care of your tools, and they’ll take care of you.” Although it sounds a bit cliché, there’s never been a truer statement about your DJ equipment. To keep its components in top condition and performing at your gigs, paying attention to cleaning and storage is critical. Following some useful tips should ensure that your system stays in top shape.

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Spain’s Navarra region features wines packed with flavor & value

The Navarra region located in Northern Spain was for years known largely as a producer of Rosé wines, often made from Garnacha. Over time, that has changed. Today, Navarra features Reds, Whites and Rosés made from a myriad of varieties both local and international. I just tasted through some current release wines from Navarra and I found a lot to like. The wines I sampled offered tons of genuine flavors that are true to the grapes in play. Additionally, they also represent really good values that are well priced for everyday drinking. However, the quality and complexity of a couple selections make them appropriate for special occasions or gifting too.


Bodegas Marco Real 2015 Marco Real Red Young Blend ($11)

This offering blends together Tempranillo, Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot and Syrah. As the name indicates, this is a young, lightly aged wine. From the first whiff to the last sip, it’s loaded with fresh, eager red fruit flavors. Cherry and bits of strawberry appear on the nose. The palate is loaded with cherry, leather, raspberry and spices. Bits of mineral and pepper appear on the finish. Here’s a young, juicy wine that goes down easily and will pair with a wide array of foods. At around $10, it’s a really good value.

Bodegas Castillo De Monijardin 2013 Coupage Seleccion ($12)

A blend of Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot and Tempranillo make up this offering. Cherry, tobacco and black pepper notes emerge from the nose. The palate is filled with chewy red fruit flavors and wisps of earth. Leather, red raspberry and roasted espresso emerges on the firm finish. This would pair beautifully with pot roast or strong cheeses.

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4 International Sporting Events You Must Watch Live At Least Once in Your Life

It’s no easy task determining the best sporting events which take place around the world. There are a number of factors that have to be considered: the quality of the action, atmosphere and prestige of the competition are all significant elements when comparing these big occasions. Here is a look at four of the best international sporting events which should definitely be on your bucket list.

Super Bowl

Super Bowl 50” (CC BY-ND 2.0) by CraigInDenver

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