Afghanistan is one of more than 30 countries that sell handmade goods for Overstock, and it is currently the site’s largest foreign supplier. Rugs, according to Kanishka, are the top-selling item, ranging in price from around $200 to $1,700.
Alternate reality gaming meets anime in the Card Detective* * collectable card game, recently released by publisher Media Factory in Japan.
Most of the attention directed at Tim Schafer’s Double Fine lately has been focused on Brutal Legend, but check out the studio’s Projects page. Underneath the mullet-bedecked noggins of the Double Fine logo, beneath the Brutal Legend banner, there is, lurking behind the words “Coming Soon,” a young Psychonaut named Raz.
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He found that some of the earliest examples of circularity, outside of the natural world, can be traced back nearly 40,000 years to when hunter gatherers would carve spirals and concentric circles onto rocks as a form of communication. Over the years, the circle was adopted as a common motif in architecture, agriculture, city planning, science, and data visualization. As Lima gathered more examples of circularity, he realized the shape wasn’t ubiquitous by simple chance. “There are evolutionary explanations,” he says.
“The interaction between apps on and between devices is really exciting,” Rendle said of Windows 8, citing the Contracts API as one he was particularly excited about using.
For the first time I can remember – and I’ve been around longer than I’m willing to admit – corporate executives and business leaders are openly displaying their utter contempt for the candidate they love to hate.
How many of those people are there? Emily Bell reckons that the number of people who’ll even hit the paywall in the first place is only about 5% of the NYT’s 33 million or so unique visitors. That’s 1.6 million people — compare the 1.3 million people who already subscribe to the paper on Sundays. The former is not a perfect superset of the latter, of course, but there’s a big overlap; let’s say that realistically the NYT is going after a universe of no more than 800,000 people that it’s going to ask to subscribe. And let’s be generous and say that 15% of them do so, paying an average of $200 per year apiece. That’s extra revenues of $24 million per year.
I’m not talking about user traffic, the rubric of Nielsen/NetRatings and comScore Media Metrix. I mean the data that publishers require from visitors to their news sites during the registration process. The New York Times does it. So do The Washington Post, Atlanta Journal Constitution, Forbes.com and scores of other news sites. Publishers use this information to better target ads to their readers, a major selling point with advertisers.
Although IBM is tight-lipped as to how much it’s paying for the Weather Company, the deal has been valued at around at least $2 billion, according to The Wall Street Journal. The company is now owned by a consortium that includes NBCUniversal, Bain Capital and and the Blackstone Group that paid at $3.5 billion for it in 2008.
Audi will be the first automaker to launch what engineers call a “Level 3” system, which can safely control itself, but still needs a human available to take over if, say, the weather turns scary or the lane lines disappear. (Drivers using Tesla Autopilot, Cadillac Super Cruise, or Nissan Pro Pilot are told the watch the road at all times and remain ready to take over from one second to the next.) The difference is small but important. As Audi’s website puts it: “With Traffic Jam Pilot engaged, drivers no longer need to continuously monitor the vehicle and the road. They must merely stay alert and capable of taking over the task of driving when the system prompts them to do so.” If you’re on the highway and stuck in slow traffic, activate the system and feel free to look at your phone or even read a book. Just don’t fall asleep, get drunk, or cut off your hands.
Four nuclear reactors that Westinghouse is helping to build in South Carolina and Georgia are behind schedule and billions of dollars over budget, as costs soar after the nuclear disaster in Fukushima, northeastern Japan, six years ago.
It’s an approach we’re all likely to see more of in the future, and Peter Thiel is its patron saint.
Ordinarily, when an attacker tried to then forward the stolen traffic to its rightful destination, it would boomerang back to him, since other routers would still believe that his was the best destination for the traffic. But the technique demonstrated at DefCon, and now spotted in the wild, allows an attacker to send his announcement in such a way that it is delivered only to select routers. So, once the traffic passes through his router, it gets directed to its rightful destination through routers that never got the bogus announcement. The attack intercepts only traffic headed to target addresses, not from them.
The latest release of Firebug improves the add-on’s stability, adds several new features and makes Firebug compatible with the soon-to-be-released Firefox 3.6, which is expected next week.
21. In Universal Sandbox, typing 42 without anything selected gives the achievement “The Answer”.
“It’s part of what I believe is a very tragic historical development and it’s not about me,” Chapela said. “It is a historical development that’s happening right in front of our eyes. (Biology is) being narrowed and channeled down to one way of looking at the world that I think is not going to give us too many answers.”
The reason you encrypt your entire disk, and not just key files, is so you don’t have to worry about swap files, temp files, hibernation files, erased files, browser cookies or whatever. You don’t need to enforce a complex policy about which files are important enough to be encrypted. And you have an easy answer to your boss or to the press if the computer is stolen: no problem; the laptop is encrypted.
Xiph.org, keeper of the Ogg format, hosts a QuickTime Component package as a free download. Installing this component onto your computer will enable iTunes, iMovie and all of your QuickTime-based applications to play Ogg files. Installation instructions are included with the download packages, but here are some helpful tips.
Ken McLellan, a Department of Defense spokesman, said the document “certainly looked authentic,” but he declined to discuss the contents of the memo or the potential intrusion into DoD’s network. McLellan said the agency was investigating the matter.
Apple (NASDAQ:AAPL) is reportedly set to unveil its own technologies for the connected home next month, according to the Financial Times, and AT&T (NYSE:T) now offers a home security and monitoring service controllable from tablets and phones.
Message boards in the United States are buzzing with suggestions that range from boycotting Chinese laundries, denying visas to Chinese student and refusing to accept Chinese job applicants, to severe measures such as bombing Hainan Island to get the crew back.