Jenkins was officially the fastest sailor in the world. Satisfying, yes. But after nearly a decade spent camping alone in the desert, he figured that what he had gotten from the experience was mostly adventure. “I was completely unaware that the wing technology I had evolved would be useful for anything except breaking land-sailing records,” he says.
“What you have to do is give the president a knowledge base, so they can make knowledge-based decisions.” Muller said. “I say those things that I hope will be heard.”
FedEx and United Parcel Service (NYSE:UPS) have benefited from significant growth in e-commerce. The parcel delivery giants are handling the influx of online orders, and they have invested heavily in their networks to reduce delivery times.
The Magazine Publishers of America is an industry trade association founded in 1919. The prestigious Digital Awards were first handed out in 2006.
Instead of the orderly interstate highway system that Gore had repeatedly used as metaphor, the spread of the Net has resembled something closer to a self-organizing, almost anarchic sprawl. Instead of a government/corporate-controlled system that might have looked like France’s wretched Minitel system – or, more charitably, a 500-channel interactive TV network – the Net’s popularity grew because of far more mundane applications like email and downloading porn.
The downside to all these systems is that some part of it must be present in the device for it to work: batteries don’t just magically absorb juice. The challenge is to convince the likes of Sony, Canon, HP, Dell, and so on to integrate it.
Design for Simplicity – The key to making Hexy affordable (At $250, it’s five to 10 times less expensive than other educational hexapod kits) and shipping on time was in stripping down the design. Schlesinger’s goal was to give would-be roboticists a low-cost platform that they could program to navigate obstacle courses, dance, etc. All other functionality was stripped away to make sure it was as accessible to as many people as possible.
Smith will also face tough questions on a multi-million dollar contract signed by the company to help the Internal Revenue Service prevent identity theft. The contract, reported by Politico, was finalized just last week.
But he couldn’t take the work – the jobs were in other states, other countries, even. The halfway house’s managers said Butler had to work within an hour of the facility.
Public Image Ltd.’s 4-song EP One Drop, which contains the band’s first new material in 20 years, is one of many Record Store Day special releases out this Saturday.
Washington: Back in the continental United States, the earthquake swarm underneath Mount St. Helens appears to be continuing, albeit in a bit of a sporadic fashion. A magnitude 4.3 earthquake occurred ~10 km to the north of the crater on Monday and along with a number of smaller aftershocks, were all located at ~4-7 km depth. The USGS is, not surprisingly, keeping an eye on these earthquakes but the indications don’t seem to be pointing to any impending eruption at St. Helens. The earthquake, the largest in 30 years at the volcano, was large enough to be felt by some people in the area near the volcano and in Portland (thus all the horrible “Love waves on Love Day” puns – Love waves are the side-to-side surface waves in an earthquake). Dr. Bill Steele of the University of Washington Geophysics Lab said that this swarm is not unexpected in the area but it is “awfully vigorous” and that this seismicity might be related to changes in the stress field near St. Helens. These changes are usually associated with moment of magma or cooling of magma under the edifice. Remember, you can see all the seismic activity in the Cascades on the PNSN webicorder page.
A hash is designed to act as a “one-way function”: A mathematical operation that’s easy to perform, but very difficult to reverse. Like other forms of encryption, it turns readable data into a scrambled cipher. But instead of allowing someone to decrypt that data with a specific key, as typical encryption functions do, hashes aren’t designed to be decrypted. Instead, when you enter your password on a website, it simply performs the same hash again and checks the results against the hash it created of your password when you chose it, verifying the password’s validity without having to store the sensitive password itself.
“We extract the BitTorrent link from the RSS feed, and if the title matches what you are looking for, we start downloading the BitTorrent file from the RSS link,” Cherian said.
The Coda team took the problem to design studio Method’s London office. Besides the basic fact of needing a website, they needed to solve for a couple of questions like, “How do you encourage people to follow a story thematically?” and “If you’re not curating the material by what happened latest, if that’s not your navigational principle, then what is?”
“The big unanswered question is what happens to that data,” he said. The documents would be a smoking gun “if there were another picture in the diagram showing another fiber-optic link to Fort Meade (NSA’s headquarters), but as far as I can tell that’s not there.”