VeriSign earns money each time a computer user visits its new search site and clicks on some sponsored links.
The announcement says Visa and MasterCard are unwilling to name the processor because that company hasn’t gone public with the breach. Tuscaloosa Credit Union has not responded to a call for comment. Visa and MasterCard also have not returned phone calls.
Lego Life of George Building Game
Life of George is an intriguing experiment which challenges builders to create models, them shoot them using a free mobile phone app, thereby getting a rating on construction speed and accuracy. The package comes with a couple bags of elements — classic System bricks, nothing weird — and a gray board that serves as the background when shooting the model. You simply build what the app tells you to as a timer ticks down, then place the model on the board and shoot it, earning your rating. Note that the app only works with iPhone 3GS and later, as well as 4th generation iPod touches. An Android app is supposedly in the works. (JB)
He also regretted that nagging legal concerns have put some constraints on the sorts of deep code explorations of other companies’ products that could lead to interesting new ElcomSoft applications.
To simplify the viewing experience, RealNetworks discarded its RealPlayer and RealJukeBox applications for a single new music and video player divided into three sections that will appear on one screen.
But she ran into trouble, thanks to that other most American of enterprises: bureaucracy. “I can’t get a labor certificate,” she says, “because there’s no such job as eclipse consultant.” Official immigration was the only option that would allow her to perform work and apply for grants in the US, so in summer 2016, she applied for a visa under the category of “alien of exceptional ability.” And though US officials granted her petition in November, she still hasn’t received her visa—even after six requests to expedite the rest of the process.
Renderotica proved to serve artists more than consumers and was complex to get around in, although I’ll definitely go back for another look. But I found what I wanted at Pornotopia.com (NSFW) and bought the DVD set.
The Bygone Bureau, a thrice-weekly site that specializes in travel writing and cultural criticism, accepts the award for best blog.
Photo: Jim Merithew/Wired.comHere are the nominees and winners of the 2009 SXSWi Web Awards in each of the categories.
Second, the budget sets aside $4 billion to begin the National Infrastructure Innovation and Finance Fund, the so-called infrastructure bank. Frankly, our eyes glaze over at the mention of federal financing mechanisms, so correct us if we’re wrong, but the bank will make direct loans to transit authorities and guarantee payment of bonds issued to finance construction or maintenance of transit projects. The bank will provide a dedicated, dependable source of funding for infrastructure projects that traditionally have relied upon government grants that are easy to withdraw. Although the name of the program makes it clear it is dedicated to all infrastructure, the fact it falls under the DoT budget request suggests transportation will be a major focus. A summary of the bank starts about halfway down this Economic Policy Institute paper (.pdf), but what we’d like to see is The Idiot’s Guide to The Infrastructure Bank.
New, complex puzzles have already been added to Episode 2. While solving these riddles isn’t essential to the game, those who do complete the missions will be rewarded with two-minute video clips tracing the beginning of the Majestic conspiracy from its roots in 1915.
Then there’s the stress that more carry-on bags will cause at security checkpoints. Fliers who would have normally checked their lotions-and-potions and other troublesome checkpoint items will now have them in their carry-ons. That’ll mean more time spent preparing for the screening process and clearing security.
While Activision has not laid out exactly what extras will come with a fee attached, some Call of Duty players have taken to the web to protest what they see as a cash grab by the makers of the best-selling videogame in the United States.
Well, CIA: Operation Ajax has just been launched on the iPhone and iPod Touch. It will be interesting to see how it goes on the smaller screen size, but at the $2.99 release price it is worth finding out if you haven’t yet read this one.
“It’s not like Belgium, but a good effort,” one member of the Belgian contingent said after their man, Sven Nys, won the elite men category. American Logan Owen took fourth in the pro-development category while Katie Compton took second among the women.
The Menlo Park, California, company says it mostly relies on its nearly two billion users to report any hateful posts they see. Workers then review the posts and decide whether to delete them.
Chief Executive Cees Smaling said a bare-bones teletext-type service would be sufficient for a paper’s website. Smaling also said too few website readers became subscribers to printed newspaper versions and expressed disbelief that Internet editions would ever become profitable.
Because 20 percent time is less of a formal program than an idea or operating spirit available to bullheaded employees, availing oneself of 20 percent time has long entailed sacrifices. And at a company where bonuses make up a large percentage of income, these sacrifices can be financial, particularly if your manager and co-workers are, for whatever reason, unsupportive of your 20 percent time project. Even if said people could not block your 20 percent time project, they could make you pay a steep price for continuing to pursue it.
Unless more sites come into compliance, the customization that Microsoft has created won’t do much, because it requires cooperation from other sites.
Such claims of legality are misleading, Outterson says. It’s true that the laws governing U.S. Customs allow individuals to bring up to 50 prescription pills into the country, so they’re not deprived of crucial medications.
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In either case, consumers may never even know that their computers have been infected until they reboot and find ads popping up all over their desktops. Or, they may simply find their computers working slower than usual one day – a common symptom of spyware that occurs whenever the program is uploading information to a remote server or downloading new ads.
We came to the conclusion that Netscape couldn’t ship a good browser as long as the business of Netscape.com was getting in the way of creating a product that people actually wanted to use. However, if Netscape didn’t basically whore out the browser for every penny it could get, it would have been put to sleep by AOL. And we needed AOL because they were funding most of Mozilla’s core development. So we realized somebody else needed to do it.
The next image (below) is from the Indonesia-Tonga region (north of Australia) and shows anomalous P-wave velocity structure over a 30 degree transect going down 1500 km (east to the right).