The leadership of the Democratic Party in general has supported Facebook over the years. But as public opinion turns against the company, prominent Democrats have started to turn too. At one point in the story, the Times reporters describe Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer confronting Senator Mark Warner, a fellow Democrat. “In July, as Facebook’s troubles threatened to cost the company billions of dollars in market value, Mr. Schumer confronted Mr. Warner, by then Facebook’s most insistent inquisitor in Congress. Back off, he told Mr. Warner, according to a Facebook employee briefed on Mr. Schumer’s intervention. Mr. Warner should be looking for ways to work with Facebook, Mr. Schumer advised, not harm it.”
Several of the jurors admitted on the form that they could not put aside feelings of sympathy and indicated they might have a strong bias against the defendant. But when Judge Wu asked them to elaborate, they reversed themselves and said they felt they could be impartial.
Smith said repeatedly on Tuesday that the breach happened as a result of both human and technological error. An Equifax employee failed to alert the company that it needed to apply a patch to the vulnerable system. Subsequently, a computer scan also failed to identify the weak spot.
As part of the sale, Tesla said it would offer about $1.4 billion of shares, with the remaining shares to be sold by Musk to cover taxes connected with his exercise of more than 5.5 million stock options. The exercise will increase Musk’s stake in the company, Tesla said.
I should emphasize here (*this is an update in response to concerns raised by commercial fishermen, among others, which you’ll find in the comments below) that the high risks here are for local fishermen. Commercial catches are done in the open waters of the bay where the pollutants are far more dilute. And that the shrimp of my springtime dreaming is caught in the Gulf of Mexico – to my relief, and I am sure many others – and not cited among the risky species.
SAN FRANCISCO – For the past couple of years, Mac users have been burdened with a shameful secret few would admit, even to themselves. Their machines were slower than Windows PCs.
“Despite the fact that we’re so close to North Korea, we’re on the border of North Korea … actually I think that’s not been much of a concern for China. Because China and North Korea always had a long relationship, so I think that’s never been much of a worry.”
“We also take care of all your monetary instruments which could be everything from credit cards (to) loyalty points that you’ve earned from buying things. It could be (a company’s) own private-labeled flash (module). For example, Fox is one of our customers. They have their own currency called Fox dollars where you either earn Fox dollars or buy Fox dollars to purchase content.
Several years ago, artist Eduardo Kac shocked the world by revealing his latest creation, a genetically-engineered bunny named Alba who possessed “green fluorescent protein” genes from a jellyfish that made Alba glow in the dark. So-called GFP genes are used a lot in genetic experiments because they provide an easy way to mark experimental genes. Kac asked some folks in a bio lab to genetically engineer a white rabbit with GFP genes and presto, a bunny that glows. Kac eventually took Alba home for his kids. Then he used her to discuss how genetic engineering overlaps with art. Not sure if Kac really had much of a point, but certainly Alba is cute! Maybe that’s the point.
The body of the message says “Hi! You’ve got to see this page! It’s really cool ;O)”. Users who click on the attachment, called “homepage.html.vbs,” infect their machines and will also soon be viewing a porn site.
In the latest twist in the found-footage conspiracy, Wired.com has learned the secret password that cracks open an Easter egg for cryptogram obsessives and sci-fi fans: lunokhod.
Maybe you’ve got some serious searching needs, or maybe you just miss the power search function from older versions of iTunes. Regardless, if the simple search bar in iTunes 11 isn’t doing it for you, there’s a trick to get a more robust search interface.
Chatrath believes that at least for right now, the best way to explore AI grounded in the physical world is through toys—small and simple machines. The idea is that as systems learn to use simple machines, they can apply what they learn to more complex machines. What’s clear is that robots don’t just have one way to learn. They have many. And inside so many organizations, they’re getting started.
Move the Turtle is a bargain at $2.99, and is a great introduction to programming for kids (and adults who like turtles). I highly recommend it for all kids, whether or not they want to get into programming. The kind of thinking required to solve the tasks in the app is important for everyone to learn, for every field of study.