Since moving to Vegas six years ago, I’ve gotten to know a handful of notable magicians and every single one of them has been ripped off.* *Bizzaro makes and sells Color Changing Sponge Balls; two different manufacturers market it without his permission internationally. Losander created a big, beautiful $2,000 illusion floating table; you can now buy a crappy knockoff for $500. Jeff McBride spent years developing a manipulation act that incorporates masks with feathers, canes, umbrellas, and streamers; someone in Thailand copied the entire thing. And that company in Russia continued to copy my other tricks: a card trick, a headphones trick.
Robbins disagrees. He believes if sexuality was embraced in American culture, and given more positive associations, the society as a whole would be healthier. He believes art can help bring about that change.
YouTube isn’t new to the internet; it obviously employees people whose job is to consider how the site’s community standards align with social issues. Social media companies have highly trained teams constantly staring into the darkest parts of the internet abyss, and keeping it off your newsfeed. But once you get past unanimously reviled things, like beheadings or child porn, what “objectionable” means becomes much dicier. “Judging something against a set of global standards is difficult, and subjective,” says Kate Klonick, a lawyer at Yale who studies private platform moderation of online speech. “What seems violent to you and me might not to someone living in Iraq.”
YouTube is big. It is, by far, the most popular place to watch video on the internet. It’s a juggernaut. A behemoth. A massive morass of cute animal videos, Harlem shakers, one-hit-wonder pop songs, teen diaries, street violence, natural disasters, news clips, over-the-top advertising and just about every other type of entertainment that can exist on video.
Gelernter, who has two children who attend private school, said he hopes K12 will serve as a model for all schools.
The real problem with the sprawling embassy is that the seemingly absurd parts are all purely logical: the elaborate dining facility is needed because there’s nowhere else to eat; the entertainment facilities are required because there’s nowhere else to go; and the overwrought security is needed because it’s still not safe for embassy staff to go anywhere. Those things all make sense.
Amazon is betting that another holiday season of strong sales will help fourth-quarter revenue grow as much as 33.6 percent over the prior-year period, which analysts say could give it a good chance of reaching its first full year of net profit.
To test the demand, Alter contacted candidates across the country, asking if tech workers could help local, state, and even federal candidates who are running without the slick tech operation of a presidential campaign. The candidates sounded jazzed. She brought in a third friend, Ian Ferguson (cofounder of Kitchit, the in-home private chef service) to build the site, and voila: A little more than a week after Alter sent that first text, the group launched what will become a two-sided market website, a way for progressive and centrist campaigns to find willing and ready techie volunteers.
It will dissuade current print subscribers from dropping the paper on the grounds that they can get all the same content for free online. It will allow the digital-ad-sales team to charge a premium for readers who have access behind the paywall. And, as we’ve already seen, it will allow deals where advertisers like Lincoln pay good money to sponsor that access.
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We’ll look at the benefits and pitfalls of starting with a registry intended to make neighborhoods safer, and extending it to online communities. And we’ll try to answer the question, is MySpace doing enough to protect its youngest users?
Naruto snapped the photos in Sulawesi, Indonesia, in 2011 with an unattended camera belonging to British nature photographer David Slater.
The codification industry isn’t sitting still, either. Municode, one of the largest codification companies in the US, has been on an acquisition spree in recent years to build an end-to-end software platform for municipalities to write and publish legal code, not unlike the Open Law Library’s platform. It also offers a service called MunicodeNEXT that can host municipal legal code, complete with features from flagging changes and viewing old versions of the code, in a usable way.
Founded in 1971 by the late Michael Hart, Project Gutenberg began as a labor of love, the painstaking transfer of books in the public domain – many of them once forgotten– into digital life. The Gutenberg website now makes 39,000 free e-books available. It also links with digital partners to provide access to another 60,000 e-manuscripts. Like Faraday’s candle–to stretch that analogy a little here – it offers an open door, a brightly lit access to the words, and even the wisdom, of our past. Like no other generation, we can explore this virtual library, stumble across old chemical histories of candles and learn to think differently about our own work.
KABUL, Afghanistan – “Planting its flag in cyberspace,” Afghanistan will officially activate its .af Internet domain name on Monday for Afghan e-mail addresses and Web sites, officials and the United Nations said.
The judges noted in their ruling that Auernheimer had tried to get the initial charges dismissed when he was first indicted – on grounds that the CFFA was inappropriately applied and on grounds that the venue was incorrect – but his motion was denied by a U.S. District Court.
Wearable camera maker GoPro Inc (NYSE:GPRO) said on Thursday it expects to be profitable on an adjusted basis in the third quarter, sending its shares up 17 percent.
WHAT IT MEANS: In the season 2 episode “A Scandal in Belgravia,” Sherlock tried to hide his face from photographers by throwing on a deerstalker cap. This lead to a headline referring to him and John as “Hat-Man and Robin.”
Levitation is easy with The Lounger, which uses repelling magnetic forces in the bed and the base to create a floating sensation.
The defense pointed out that this was not evidence that the Pirate Bay intended to facilitate copyright infringement, and drew the court’s attention to the preceding paragraph: “Members of the Pirate Bay represents a broad filesharing public. Hence material you may find offensive might be available…. The only occasion that The Pirate Bay will remove torrents is if the name does not conform with the contents. People should know what they download”.
The Houston Museum of Natural History is open every day except Thanksgiving and Christmas Day. Hours of operation vary by season, but usually begin at 9am Monday through Saturday and 11am on Sundays. Parking is available in the adjacent garage for $10 or $5 for members. See the museum website for more details.
SBC to fall short of expectations: SBC Communications said its first-quarter profits fell 10.5 percent amid the slowing economy and costs to build its new Internet and long-distance telephone operations, and warned its results for the full-year would fall below Wall Street forecasts.
As cities make themselves attractive to young, creative people, the economic gains are accruing to the privileged newcomers—not to longtime working-class residents.
The two advertised their services on other carding sites, such as CardingWorld.cc, which was also operated by Semashko. The ads boasted that their team had conducted more than 5,400 “confirmation calls” to banks.
GD: With your own stories, do you find that you start with images in your head, or do you start with the text?
1UPDATE 7:50 PM ET 02/20/16: This story has been updated to reflect that the Cloisters are in Manhattan, not the Bronx. We regret the error.
WASHINGTON – If Hollywood and the music industry get their way, new software and hardware will sport embedded copy protection technology.
The National Organization for Marriage seems to be ratcheting up its efforts to suppress the audition videos that leaked from its anti-gay-rights “gathering storm” shoot. According to YouTube, the group has gotten a clip from MSNBC’s Rachel Maddow Show pulled from the site.
“I think we went through a WAP phase last year, but it clearly wasn’t the platform it was made out to be,” he said. “SMS (short messaging service) has been a tremendously powerful platform, same with DoCoMo’s i-mode.”
Unless some anti-Hoarder purge destroyed your personal archive, there is a good chance that a stack of high-concept, low-quality artwork can be found in your home. It is the byproduct of countless hours as a kid turning blank sheets of paper into imagined creatures, vehicles, and landscapes. Somewhere between ages 6 and 21, however, most of us lose this desire to draw. Our creative outlets turn to photos and word processors, leaving the pencils and crayons in some forgotten drawer.
The Museum of Science and Industry in Chicago is again looking for one lucky person to spend a month living among exhibits as part of its Month at the Museum.
Once the Mirra finishes the initial backup, it continues to monitor the PC for any changes, such as file revisions or additions, and makes automatic backups of anything new. There’s nothing to configure or schedule.