Among other things, actress Rekha Sharma reveals her reaction to discover her character, Tory Foster, is a toaster: “I was really excited,” she tells BuddyTV. “I remember reading it in my room and squealing like a little girl. I was pretty stoked.”
M.J. Rose is the author of two novels and two nonfiction titles.
This is what ugly code looks like. It’s a dependency diagram—a representation of interdependence or coupling (the black lines) between software components (the grey dots) within a program. A high degree of interdependence means that changing one component inside the program could lead to cascading changes in all the other connected components, and in turn to changes in their dependencies, and so on.
In one experiment, the researchers recruited 449 people from Amazon’s Mechanical Turk platform to look at ads for a fictional bookstore. They were randomly shown two different ad-transparency messages, one saying they were targeted based on products they’ve clicked on in the past, and one saying they were targeted based on their activity on other websites. The study found that ads appended with the second message—revealing that users had been tracked across the web—were 24 percent less effective. (For the lab studies, “effectiveness” was based on how the subjects felt about the ads.)
Second, the format includes optional metadata so that a font vendor can tag their fonts with information related to font usage. This metadata doesn’t affect how fonts are loaded but tools can use this information to identify the source of a given font, so that those interested in the design of a given page can track down the fonts used on that page.
“Some chemicals still appear to be available from websites in China,” said Murple. “My gut feeling though is that they are largely scams.”
Those questions have since been answered, but as the iPhone 8, 8 Plus, and iPhone X make their debut, new users will join the iOS family. And there will be even more questions. Even seasoned veterans of the iPhone probably don’t know every little basic tidbit. I’m not talking the advanced new features of iOS 11 (though they are worth checking out). I’m talking about the basics.
Unfortunately, the setting for “Elastic Density” – which adjusts the heights of e-mail rows – is hidden. When viewing on Chrome, Google’s own browser, the new interface pushed the options menu off-screen – at least on our machine. We had to scroll to find it – though there was ample room to accommodate it on screen. (This issued reoccured in Safari and Firefox.)
In March, meanwhile, a TSA spokeswoman said “These machines are safe” when asked to address a video by Jonathan Corbett, of Miami Beach, who allegedly had discovered a method tobeat the body scanners, which number 600 and are in about 140 U.S. airports. A brief YouTube video allegedly shows Corbett, who had sewn a pocket to the side of his shirt, getting past two body scanners with a metallic object in that pocket.
Enter upstart file-scanning services like av-check.com and virtest.com, which bank on the guarantee that they won’t share your malware with the anti-virus community.
Madison Smartt Bell was just another guy around 40 who couldn’t quite give up that old dream of playing guitar and singing rock songs.
Despite the popularity of his website and the string of corpses he’s left behind, Pratt has eluded police and the FBI for years. Mike figures the only way to find him is to log on, even though Terry warns him not to do it, and so begins the 48-hour countdown to death (which is never explained, but whatever).
Part of the reason for this is that startup founders became more savvy at the very moment they became more sought after. Over the past few years, the seed funding market professionalized, with startups getting advice and grooming from incubators like YCombinator, Tech Stars, and scads of others, which teach founders to better present themselves to investors. That led valuations to spiral steadily – and perhaps unsustainably – upward.
I ask him what he plans to make next. He rummages around in the principal’s desk, under a set of exam booklets, before pulling out a small brass device and handing it to me. “Take a look at this,” he says, and I turn it over in my hand. It looks like a plumbing fitting.
Gartner analyst Avivah Litan said banks are “all afraid of making the first step. They don’t want consumers going to other banks because it’s too hard.” U.S. banks and e-commerce companies have focused, for now, on making sure passwords are strong. EBay, for instance, now rejects attempts to create passwords such as “ebay” or “password.”
If and when Google gets AutoML working well enough to be a practical tool for programmers, its effects could be felt beyond the company itself. Pichai hinted last week that he wanted to make the tool available outside of Google. “We want to democratize this,” he said, echoing lofty language used to promote AI services offered by his cloud computing unit.
The new photo shows clouds of gas that glow in X-ray light (blue) surrounding the galaxy from observations taken by the Chandra X-ray Observatory, and jets of radio emission (red) from observations from the Very Large Array of radio telescopes in New Mexico. Under normal circumstances, the hot gas would cool and fall toward the galaxy’s center, ultimately congealing and igniting the birth of new stars.
Steven Pinker, author of The Better Angels of Our Nature: Why Violence Has Declined was recently interviewed by CNN. When asked whether incidents such as the Sandy Hook massacre represent a real rise in mass shootings, he responded:
As a follow up, I spoke (via the magic of the internetwebs) with Joelle Frechette about why they chose to use LEGO bricks instead of any other material and how you – yes, you sitting at home – can replicate this very experiment.
“We talked about doing a few different interactive ideas, but in the end, we’ve always liked the idea of just having the user click a button and they are off viewing the experience with minimal interaction,” Nickel said.
Chris Messina is quick to point out that OpenID Connect is just an idea at this point, not a spec or a complete draft.
The U.S. Congress will make a straight up-or-down vote on the agreement, most likely sometime next year, but will be unable to alter the agreement by adding amendments.
“Most people think of heaven as a quiet place. But we think of heaven as quite active, with people there aware of the concerns and needs of the people on Earth,” added Msgr. Francis Maniscalco, the director of communications for the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops and a newly appointed member of the Pontifical Council on Social Communications, which guides the Latin church’s media policies.
The competitions typically attract a lot of participants. Microsoft’s malware contest, for example, already has 167 entries. But insiders say that they haven’t been lucrative enough for Kaggle. And the algorithms that win them aren’t always general enough to be useful to the company sponsoring the competition.
Network Associates (NETA) confirmed the vulnerability on Thursday after it was discovered by a German cryptanalyst. The glitches allows malicious attackers to hoodwink Windows versions of PGP into not encoding secret information properly.
Controversial writer Douglas Rushkoff, author of Life, Inc., has written a graphic novel that will help set up the universe for a new videogame from the makers of Company of Heroes.