*Probably one of the oddest named parts of the IZ [International Zone, or Green Zone], Little Venice is the neighborhood between the former US Embassy complex and the U.S. Chancellery building. It is believed to be nick-named Little Venice because of the many cement waterways, bridges and fountains that adorn its streets and park.
Once the playground of high ranking Iraqi officials and Hussein family members, it is now the private home to the leaders of the current Iraqi government and a number of others who are either associated with the U.S. military or governmental presence. It includes buildings such as Uday’s love palace, with a pool and a big outdoor screen for watching movies; the homes of Saddam’s daughters; and various other large estates all surrounded by fountains and large pools in a park-like setting.
At the far north end of Little Venice is the U.S. Chancellery where U.S. citizens can renew or apply for a passport and do other types of visa business. *
Opening the door of the oven, which Migoya referred to as a “Samsung whatever,” revealed four cast-iron combo cookers—Dutch ovens with skillets for “lids” that allow each piece of the cooker to function as both top and bottom.
The websites are expected to participate in the protest against the Senate’s Protect IP Act and the House’s Stop Online Piracy Act. They include brand names like Wikipedia, Wired, BoingBoing and the Electronic Frontier Foundation to little-known sites likes political action committee DemocracyForAmerica.
Mazzanoble: I got called out on Facebook once from a guy I went to school with. He was like, “Hey, you used to make fun of Peter and me for playing D&D when we were in 7th grade! Now look at you!” Honestly I don’t remember making fun of them, but I probably did. If it wasn’t Sweet Valley High or The Outsiders, I didn’t get it. But, yeah, now look at me. I love telling people I play D&D! I’ll march my high-heeled-clad feet right up to any hater and wag my manicured finger in their face while touting the benefits of playing D&D. How is this different from poker night or fantasy sports? My brother who plays fantasy hockey makes fun of me and I have to say, “I’m as much an elf as you are the GM of a five-time Stanley Cup championship hockey team named the ‘Spazz Mazzes.'” But still no one is more surprised about my hobby than I am.
More to the point, Pulse is an app. It simply displays RSS feeds to its users. It’s not re-publishing your RSS feed on the web. It’s not the user of your feed. It’s the user of Pulse that uses your feed, and that person is bound by the non-commercial license. Think of Pulse as a browser for RSS feeds.
Meet Chumby: a wireless gadget that pulls information off the web and puts it on your desktop. Chumby is like a widget box, serving up a constant stream of photos, sports scores and anything else that can be loaded into an RSS feed. There’s been a lot of hype about this thing. After years in development hell and numerous false starts, it’s been hailed as a revolution in internet access and also slammed as a half-baked gimmick. A gimmick it is not. After plugging in the plush device, we found the Chumby to be the perfect desktop companion, perfect for internet radio and watching eBay.
Ericsson said the sales decline was mainly driven by markets with a weak macro-economic environment such as Brazil, Russia and the Middle East. Sales in Europe were also hit due to the completion of mobile broadband projects in 2015.
SIM card was compromised and UPI app was downloaded but still there is no way to transfer amount from account unless and until account added via UPI app is verified through debit card, which again requires card details including PIN. Now it needs to be investigated as to how fraudster got the card details.
One last thing. You can organize your candy-loot and see if you can find any patterns or relationships. I think this is what my daughter was doing last year.
But in a matter of days, writes Virginia Heffernan, the students from Parkland were turning their grief into effective activism.
Other researchers soon followed up with a dizzying array of international examples, based on cross-referencing Strava user activity with Google Maps and prior news reporting: a French military base in Niger, an Italian military base in Djibouti, and even CIA “black” sites. Several experts observed that the Strava heatmap seemed best at revealing the presence of mostly Western military and civilian operations in developing countries.
The seven-member board includes private-equity billionaire David Bonderman; media mogul Arianna Huffington; venture capitalist Bill Gurley of Benchmark; an official from a Saudi Arabian government investment fund; co-founder Garrett Camp, who is chairman; early employee Ryan Graves; and Mr. Kalanick himself.
She’s one of thousands. For over a decade, a small but growing community of diehard Olympics fans has gathered virtually every two years to squabble over athletes, draft patchwork teams of Olympians from across the globe, and chart their picks’ medal counts as the games progress. Dubbed “Fantasy Olympian”—they’re trying to steer clear of the International Olympic Committee’s notoriously hawkish licensing machine—the homebrewed operation is peak fandom. While fantasy football and baseball have ballooned in popularity, with tens of millions of players trading $26 billion a year on fantasy sports sites like FanDuel and DraftKings, those powerhouses have largely ignored the Olympics (aside from DraftKings’ brief experiment offering fantasy basketball and golf during the Rio games). Understandably so: It’d be incredibly complicated to legally adapt the games to the knotty world of daily fantasy sports, and for an event with thousands of athletes that only crops up every two years, it’s too heavy a lift to be much of a priority. That’s left room for passion projects like Fantasy Olympian to actually gain a foothold, creating a community reminiscent of the earliest days of fantasy sports, when groups of friends would gather over grub to bet on baseball.
Durham believes that a further benefit is the fact that the domains could be used to create personalized experiences for customers. So instead of linking to brand.com/login for your banking service, you might be able to go straight to a more personalized page such as oliviasolon.bank.
That anonymous email was followed by an envelope sent to WIRED’s New York office containing a single page with the printed words “We’re listening as you read this,” along with the group’s website url. Inside the envelope was also one of the group’s tape recorders (without a tape) and a USB stick containing the video below, which shows one of the recorders being surreptitiously planted under a restaurant table, marked with the words “PROPERTY OF NSA.”
Prizes made a comeback in the ’00s. Their modest scale but outsize success only show how much potential the model has. The Ansari X Prize helped inspire a private flight into space, and now Virgin Galactic is taking orders from space tourists. Netflix used a $1 million reward to upgrade its recommendation engine, while similar statistical challenges are hosted by the website Kaggle. These proofs of concept suggest that huge innovative gains could be made if governments got involved and put billions on the line.
“If you want fiber, you don’t need to jump in a shark tank,” St. John said, referring to a Sarasota, Florida, mayor’s stunt to get Google’s attention. “You can get with a company that can overbulid your area or talk about floating some bonds and get yourself some fiber. There are things you can do to bring fiber to your community, and you don’t need Google to do it.”
The Richmond, Virginia, court, however, stopped short of striking down the law, which was adopted in 2008 and carries civil penalties of about $3,500 per violation.
Instead, a three-judge panel said the regulation breached Ostergren’s First Amendment rights as they applied to her protected “political” speech. The court found that the purpose of Ostergren’s speech outweighed the privacy interests of the roughly three dozen public officials whose data was published on her website.
Without a doubt, unless an RPG was developed to be optimized with a touch interface, you are going to have a miserable time playing it in that way. It is possible to use your pen as the mouse, plus the left and right-click on the Type Cover’s touchpad, but it is a truly horrible experience, requiring more patience than I am capable. Thankfully, because of the USB 3.0 port, I am able to plug in my gaming mouse, and away I go.
Docekal hopes the publicity will inspire organizations to patch their servers. Service Pack 1 for Windows 2000 contains fixes for these vulnerabilities in IIS 4.0 and 5.0 along with patches for several unrelated vulnerabilities.
“We have the data to back up what women have long been telling us—that Twitter is a place where racism, misogyny, and homophobia are allowed to flourish basically unchecked.”
It’s a job description that Perens shares with open-source supporters at several large U.S. technology firms, including, on the opposite coast, IBM (IBM). Big Blue’s unofficial evangelist is Linux guru Irving Wladawsky-Berger, who goes by the official title of vice president of technology and strategy.
While the media and many of Thiel’s cohorts have tagged him for taking vengeance too far, they actually have his motives wrong. If you read a rare interview he did back in 2009, it’s clear that Thiel indeed sees his efforts on behalf of those who’ve been wronged by Gawker, not as revenge, but as one of his many causes.
The original Game Boy has sold more than 110 million units since its launch in 1989. The enduring popularity of Nintendo’s games -– Pokemon, Mario, Donkey Kong and Yoshi –- have ensured the company’s dominance in the multi-billion-dollar console market.
The CIA made a point of noting that some of the allegations of torture were untrue, but had to be redacted anyways, because blacking out the truth and allowing false statements would let a clever prisoner paint an inverse picture of CIA torture techniques.
We recently came up with the concept of a mobile lab, which is a device that combines innovative hardware from a partner with software that runs on Android to experiment with new mobile features and capabilities, and we shared this device with Google employees across the globe. This means they get to test out a new technology and help improve it.