This morning, Frank Ocean—singer, songwriter, and excellent Tumblr-dispatcher—unveiled a new, Apple Music-produced video stream on his official website, boysdontcry.co. According to the URL, the video is titled “Champaign,” and in a now-deleted Instagram post, director Francisco Soriano reportedly took credit for directing the “art project,” which consists of a black-and-white feed from what appears to be a giant industrial studio. Inside, a lone figure (possibly Ocean?) is hard at work, moving and sawing large planks of wood, all in an effort to make … well, we don’t actually know. (Maybe some giant pyramids? Or perhaps a shopping cart for his buddy Tyler, the Creator? Or maybe some stairs, as this tweet from March suggests?) During intervals, you can hear big, gorgeous swells of synthesizers and orchestral notes, or what sounds like looped, distorted vocals. But it’s mostly just a lot of sawing—maybe as part of a loop, maybe in real time (the video’s URL also includes the word “live,” but it’s not clear if this is, in fact, a livestream).
Samsung shares are trading at a near-record high of 2.35 million won each as of Tuesday. They have gained 30 percent so far this year on top of a 43 percent surge in 2016.
When BuzzFeed broke the story of a Berkeley investigation that found famous exoplanet hunter Geoff Marcy sexually harassed his students, it hit a nerve. Marcy’s behavior had been an open secret among many astronomers—a field where over 70 percent of faculty are male.
If you’re still undecided about whether or not you truly need PM software, start with Wrike’s robust free plan, which allows five users to work on an unlimited number of projects of up to 2 GB of data. The free plan is bare-bones and doesn’t feature basic tools such as timesheets or dashboards. Once you’ve decided to invest in PM software, you can upgrade to one of Wrike’s three paid tiers: Wrike Professional ($49 per month for up to five users or $99 per month for up to 15 users). If you need unlimited users and unlimited data, ask Wrike about its Enterprise package, which features customized pricing.
But what Vershbow and his colleagues – including geospatial librarian Matt Knutzen – want to do is build a digital toolkit that will allow even people without special expertise to do things like this.
Karl Campbell came to the Galapagos as an immigrant and found a home there. He married an Ecuadorian jewelry designer, and they have a daughter. Local people accept him, according to his old boss, Felipe Cruz, formerly deputy executive director of the Charles Darwin Foundation. “People appreciate that he is not one of the passing-by experts.”
With TensorFlow, however, the company has changed tack, freely sharing some of its newest—and, indeed, most important—software. Yes, Google open sources parts of its Android mobile operating system and so many other smaller software projects. But this is different. In releasing TensorFlow, Google is open sourcing software that sits at the heart of its empire. “It’s a pretty big shift,” says Dean, who helped build so much of the company’s groundbreaking data center software, including the Google File System, MapReduce, and BigTable.
He acknowledged that some commercial sites link to NPR – Yahoo, for instance – but “they have an underwriting relationship with us,” he said. (Not all commercial sites have such a relationship with NPR, apparently. A spokesman for Google, which links to NPR from its news page, said that the search engine had no formal relationship with NPR.)
Brian Nolan, a self-described “real, 26-year-old, kindhearted, hardworking, aspiring paramedic” from Los Angeles County, says he’s having more luck. More than $40,000 in debt when he posted his site in November, Nolan says now regularly receives more than $1,000 a week in donations.
As a loose global network of cybersecurity experts fought the ransomware hackers, officials and experts on Sunday urged organizations and companies to update older Microsoft operating systems immediately to ensure they aren’t vulnerable to a more powerful version of the software — or to future versions that can’t be stopped.
But Yahoo’s recent announcement of sweeping changes in the way it will use customer data collected under previous policies has many calling Truste’s seal as meaningless as an Andersen audit.
Security researcher Josh Mitchell has found numerous law enforcement body cameras are vulnerable to a wide range of attacks including live streaming from the device, wirelessly tampering with and even deleting video files. Read the full story at WIRED.com https://www.wired.com/story/police-body-camera-vulnerabilities/
Copying isn’t particularly creative work. Being inspired by someone else’s idea to produce something new and different IS creative work.
Markdown is a text-to-HTML conversion tool which allows you to write web code using an easy-to-understand plain text format. Markdown text is then converted to structurally valid XHTML (or HTML). Markdown is used all over the web – it’s even understood by the content fields and comment forms within most popular blogging platforms, including WordPress and Movable Type. It’s been ported to Python, Ruby, PHP and other popular languages.
“Every technology we have ever invented, there is a person with mal-intent,” Friesen said. “Someone can drive a car into a school playground. (GPS) is just another technology in which society will eventually organize to solve some of those problems…. Employees will tell their employer, ‘you are not going to know this.'”
For technology companies like Macromedia, “I think it’s a Catch-22 because someone’s got to push the envelope,” he said.
Place your trolls: Ships must be filled from the dragon’s head to the back of the ship, and you may not place your trolls next to another of the same color. Sometimes the ships can be spun around to face in the other direction (and then they’re upside down) but you always start from the dragon head and move back. Each ship can only hold four trolls and once filled will not be emptied until after it sails and plunders an island.
Four students and two teachers from the school are among the nine presumed dead after the trawler was rammed by the sub off the coast of Hawaii.
Waiting around for aliens to make their decisions and scurry around the battlefield was a big pain in the ass and probably ended up lowering the game’s aggregate score, just by itself. Now, Nintendo was introducing a patch that would eliminate that problem.
Many cities justify throwing massive incentive packages at new employers on the theory that they will then attract new businesses, creating spillover benefits. For the country it’s zero sum but for a city it can be positive sum. A study co-written by Mr. Moretti shows that when a large plant locates in a county, productivity at neighboring plants also rises, reflecting the spillover benefits.
New stuff from Nokia: Nokia is expected to hold press conferences in Europe and Asia this Friday to unveil its next-generation (3G) cell phones.
* via the blog Sedimentary Soliloquy
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Sometimes you catch an odd glint of light, see a colorful rainbow or spot a hazy mirage in the distance. All these are optical effects, where a distortion of light produces some incredible image. Optics is the branch of physics dealing with the behavior of light, how it interacts with matter and the way it reflects from and refracts through materials. For 14 years, the website Optics Picture of the Day has collected and featured stunning examples of these effects. The site’s owner, physicist Les Cowley, came to appreciate what light can do one cold afternoon back in the 1970s. “I was dragged outside the lab to see an ice halo display,” he wrote in an e-mail. “The sky was webbed and crisscrossed with delicate arcs — it was entrancing. I had no idea of their names or how they had formed but I was hooked on sky optics.” Cowley started OPOD back in 1998 to spread the message of sky optics and help explain how such phenomena form. Fairly soon, other interested photographers were submitting their own superb pictures. In this gallery, we look at some of the site’s most amazing images and the physics underlying their eye-catching effects. Above:
Everyone at hot startups drinks a lot of coffee. But you can’t drink just any coffee. Nobody can drink just any coffee anymore and be taken seriously. (Except for those who proudly and intentionally do so. The key is doing it with intention. But you can’t just saunter up to Starbucks or Dunkin’ Donuts and get a coffee and actually think it’s good.)
“And they don’t ask USA Today or the Wall Street Journal to get involved. They deal with local media. Local media in this case would be technology publications and websites.”
“The stratification of e-mail users,” he added, “both senders and recipients, due to these Darwinian pressures will be an interesting phenomenon to watch in the coming years. Unfortunately it looks like it’ll be pretty miserable for those at the bottom of the pile.”
Im admitted he signed up for the Kaplan course because he’s “not motivated enough” to study on his own.
As he has done in the past with music, Robertson is banking that consumers would trade off some customer convenience for more flexibility.
Intel’s Philanthropic Peer-to-Peer Program supports only one other distributed computing project, the Intel-United Devices Cancer Research Project.
First, the vulnerability didn’t exist on every site. And even on sites that were vulnerable, using the Heartbleed bug to find and grab the private keys stored on a server’s memory isn’t without problems. Heartbleed allows an attacker to siphon up to 64kb of data from a system’s memory by sending a query. But the data that’s returned is random – whatever is in the memory at the time – and requires an attacker to query multiple times to collect a lot of data. Though there’s no limit to the number of queries an attacker can make, no one has yet produced a proof-of-concept exploit for reliably and consistently extracting a server’s persistent key from memory using Heartbleed.
The theme, as you can see from the description above, is an homage to your 1950’s action fantasy flicks. Even the artwork on the cards has a sort of Buck Rogers feel to it, which is great. The game is for one to five players, and plays pretty quickly, roughly 40 minutes for a game but it can vary greatly depending on whether you die horribly. It’s recommended for ages 14 and up; I don’t think there’s too much that’s inappropriate for younger players, but the gameplay might be a bit tricky for most pre-teens.
Running March 2 though March 13, the Cinequest event is an independent film festival with a digital twist.