I was now fielding multiple inquiries about him each month — from employers, acquaintances, friends and others. I’d explain the situation and advise them to block and ignore his messages. Most people were understanding, but it was embarrassing to explain, especially to employers I was trying to impress.
*Cleric *– This was floral in the bottle but not too bad, as it didn’t make me sneeze. Usually florals and I don’t get along but Cleric was actually rather nice. On my skin, it got better as there was a woodsy smell to the florals.
Snyder: I watched it three or four times. I enjoyed the film, but didn’t use it as a learning tool. What it mostly did was validate Frank’s aesthetic in the commercial realm. After that movie, the studio could understand that a Frank Miller movie was a viable idea.
“We’re not going to let a bunch of bureaucrats in Washington tell us what time it is in Indiana,” said Bob Kraft, director of state government relations for the Indiana Farm Bureau.
About a year ago, the Meatpacking Business Improvement District hired Base to figure out how to change public perception. Cook responded by proposing a graphic identity as glossy as the neighborhood itself: The website, which is the communications hub for the area, looks like it belongs to a fashion magazine. The wordmark is a split between two fonts, one a bold sans serif (a typeface called Platform), the other a newspaper-like serif (Romana).The contrast is a nod to the Meatpacking District’s past and present. “That was at the core of the identity that we developed, that it is, more than almost any other neighborhood, this study in contrast,” Cook says.
This is a complicated, tangled question. Facebook executives have testified before Congress, saying that during the summer of 2016 they knew about Russian hacking attempts and the actions of groups like Fancy Bear, or APT 28, to use Facebook to spread information stolen from politicians. But they’ve always maintained that they were unaware of the Russian propaganda campaigns run by the Internet Research Agency until the summer of 2017. As late as mid-July of 2017, Facebook told WIRED it had no evidence of Russian entities buying political ads in the US.
She hesitantly mentioned that Apple’s app store is among the sites blocked by the FTC’s security system. If she wants to look at the most popular websites for mobile apps, she has to go to a basement lab.
OnStar’s Vehicle Diagnostics program has grown to over 1 million subscribers in the first six months according to GM. The OnStar system collects data about engine performance and sends monthly emails about required maintenance.
Along every wall of the testing lab, the AVS team has laid out some of the current Alexa-enabled products. Speakers next to speakers next to speakers next to unreleased speakers I can’t tell you about yet. A thermostat. A fancy light. A Lynx robot, sitting with its legs dangling in the air. Standing in the room, you’re surrounded by Alexa. And that’s just the very beginning. Amazon hopes to make Alexa work well, make it work everywhere, and make it the most important and intimate computer in your life. If that means helping a refrigerator manufacturer compete with the Echo, so be it. As long as there’s Alexa in there, Amazon still wins.
As next-generation networks proliferate, “the wireless technologies are going to start to merge together,” said Sven Rassmussen, a LAN/WAN specialist at IT reseller CDW. “They’re probably going to decide on a universal (device). I definitely see a Dick Tracy watch that does everything.”
>’It’d be like if you owned a fast food restaurant and gave all your advertising credit to the drive-in window.’
Ride isn’t the only company trying to compete by differentiating itself from Uber. There’s also FlyWheel, an app that helps connect passengers with traditional taxis, which has taken to marketing itself as the “non-asshole” alternative to Uber. That’s partly because it has sworn off surge pricing and artly because it works with the existing taxi industry, instead of against it.
“We have set a precedent for other battles against song-sharing services,” said Kim Dae-young, a spokesman for World Music Entertainment.
The largest election in the world kicked off in India earlier this month, with some 815 million people taking part in the quinquennial Lok Sabha vote to decide the makeup of the country’s next government. The elections haven’t received much western media attention, as hilariously lampooned by John Oliver this week, but turn on the TV news in India and you’re likely to see the familiar, fevered spectacle of modern politics we know all too well.
The adoption was voided March 6 in Arkansas by the Pulaski County Probate Court, which ruled that the Kilshaws and the twins’ natural mother, Tranda Wecker, had not met the 30-day residency requirement to qualify as state residents at the time of the adoption. The Kilshaws appealed that decision.
Most people don’t sign up with just one online dating service. You might have a premium membership at Salon personals but a free profile on Yahoo Personals, AmericanSingles and JDate. Meanwhile, a scintillating dinner companion who just might be the love of your life has listed herself on Lavalife and udate.
Former Pennsylvania Congressman Curt Weldon may still have the cloud of a criminal investigation over his head, but that hasn’t stopped the defense outfit he works for from scoring a $10 million contract in Bangladesh.
Continuing his theme of faint praise, Schmidt said that was a content problem — and thus, not his. Google’s delivery of bit-sized morsels is not much different than radio, he said, a medium which did nothing to destroy any other part of the news industry. Teasers entice, he said: “Oh — that’s something interesting I want to know more about.”
While the threat of illegitimate clicks is nothing new, concerns about the practice are heightened by the growing use of paid search engine listings.
The first steampunk trilogy from George Mann has now concluded with The Immorality Engine. (I say “first” because, if you read the interview with George at the end of this post, you’ll discover he’s got another set of stories for Newbury and Hobbes in the works.) I’ve written a review of the first two novels in the series, The Affinity Bridge and The Osiris Ritual, where we have found Sir Maurice Newbury and his assistant, Veronica Hobbes, investigating numerous mysteries and conspiracies on behalf of Queen Victoria. There are hints and foreshadowing galore in the first two books, and I’m happy to say that The Immorality Engine wraps up quite a few of the sub-plots in a fitting conclusion. Hands down, this third book is my favorite of the three – it’s darker, with much more sinister forces at work and tension that really doesn’t let up at all. Newbury and Hobbes are quite the pair as you’ll discover if you’re new to the series.
But insiders say if the store is judged a success – and it’s still too early to tell – more and more music will be made available for online distribution through Apple’s store.
Civil liberty and legal advocacy groups have called on lawmakers to reform the CFAA to prevent zealous prosecutors from punishing conduct that many feel doesn’t truly constitute a computer crime. Calls for reform grew particularly loud in 2013 after internet activist Aaron Swartz committed suicide following his indictment on charges related to downloading academic papers.
“MusicBrainz does it better because we don’t have the duplicates, and the metadata is cleaned and reviewed by a human moderator,” Kaye said. “If you see something that’s wrong, go fix it.”