The videos seem like commercials to visit your local eye doctor and get your eyes checked, but this is a good idea anyway, and there are plenty of interesting and useful eye facts in each video. Remember, even if you don’t need vision correction, it’s important to visit an eye doctor regularly because they can detect many health problems that aren’t related to nearsightedness, farsightedness or astigmatism.
And what’s funny about that—not funny like “ha-ha” but more funny like “sob, oh God, another round here please”—is that the Rand study, an important piece of the last decade’s understanding of social science, seems to not be … right? No, that’s not accurate. What is accurate is that its results did not replicate. Along with a half-dozen other major social science papers reworked in a study publishing today in the journal Nature Human Behaviour, that study apparently fails a key test of scientific validity, which is the following: If you do it again, you’re supposed to get the same results.
When someone calls on a cell phone, the signal travels to the base station in a cell tower before a connection is made.
But this is not an episode of Cops. It’s an understated, honest and amazingly entertaining web commercial for Lee’s mobile-home dealership. The clip features the Alabama business’ actual employees and, while it might not have spurred sales of used double-wides, it has been viewed more than a million times on YouTube since its release late last year.
Correction: Originally a rough draft of this post was accidentally made “live.” We have since replaced it with a proper, finished version.
Aristotle also listed information about each voter’s participation in past elections, as well as campaign and charitable contributions taken from Federal Election Commission records. Charitable contributions were divided into religious, environmental, animal-rights and domestic-abuse categories.
In a search of the Shodan search engine, Rios and McCorkle found some 21,000 Tridium systems visible over the internet.
So often we’re teased with amazing renderings of things that could be but never will because they lack a bridge between blue sky and real world. The latest virtual tease, a pair of futuristic yachts rapidly rising in virtual visibility, breaks that convention. Designer Kevin Schöpfer plans to set sail in three years.
WASHINGTON – Comcast weathered a storm of criticism this week after it acknowledged it was monitoring the Web browsing habits of cable modem customers.
After Robin’s opening to the night, which included the wry observation that if a bomb were to detonate in the room it would effectively wipe out the IT departments of the entire region, we were introduced to Simon Singh. Author of Fermat’s Last Theorem (known in the USA as Fermat’s Enigma: The Epic Quest to Solve the World’s Greatest Mathematical Problem), Simon gave us a lecture on The Bible Code, a book which purports to find hidden messages in The Bible, supposedly predicting everything from Newton’s discovery of gravity to the attacks on the Twin Towers. Singh showed how using the same mathematics, similar predictions could be found in any text of a similar length; indeed, he showed several examples from Moby Dick, and went on to prove mathematically that the Tellytubbies are in fact evil, but I think we already knew that.
Of people going to mapping sites, 71 percent visited MapQuest.com in September – about the same percentage as a year ago, according to comScore Media Metrix. Yahoo
But there are some iPhone apps that are just a bit more addictive than others. Even though they only take a few minutes (or less) to play a game, I find myself absorbed in them for much longer than I intended. Often I’ll be in the middle of writing up a review, pull out my iPod just to check a few details … and, oh, look at the time! So, just to give you the same time-sucking disadvantages I’ve been subjected to, here are some of my favorite apps that keep me up long past my bedtime.
I also decided, finally and for sure, that I’m not going back to PAX again. Not as an attendee. Not as a professional. Not as press. On Monday, in the last hours of the four-day show, Mike Krahulik, the artist of the webcomic Penny Arcade and co-founder of PAX, decided to dredge up the dickwolves – and something that had been building up for a long time finally snapped.
There have been calls to release the source code to the open-source programming community.
Sci-Fi Channel launched its Outerspace Astronauts website, supposedly to gauge interest in turning it from a “broadband series” (I guess webisode, the phrase, is dead) into a TV one. The teasers they put up are a scream. If this series doesn’t make, some cartoon astronaut will surely be getting a fuck-laced earful.
“It’s actually something we’re trying to address” with more appropriations in the military budget, Ledgett said. “As the cyber threat rises, the need for more and better cyber defense and information assurance is increasing as well.”
Boyd and other prospective teachers met on March 11 with PALCS’ management team in hopes of landing a job when the school opens in September. PALCS’ CEO Hanak is undeterred by the challenges he faced when he ran a cyber school (he was Einstein CEO in 2002) and is excited to launch another with the help of many other former Einstein employees.
One factor in HP’s cash generation is reduced expenses. The company, formed in the breakup of Hewlett-Packard Co. a year ago, has trimmed about 3,000 employees from its payrolls since then. Ms. Lesjak said reductions of 3,000 to 4,000 more employees are likely over the next three years, in some cases keeping similar jobs at separate companies that take over some HP operations on an outsourced basis. The company employs about 50,000 people.
A 19-year-old hacker is agreeing to plead guilty to masterminding a botnet to obtain thousands of victims’ personal data in an anonymous scheme a federal cybercrime official described Friday as the nation’s first such attack in which peer-to-peer software was the “infection point.”
If the idea of Margaret Atwood and Neil Gaiman deciding when we should send robots into space seems a little far-fetched, that’s intentional. X Prize wants to design possible futures by imagining what those futures look like, and authors have practical experience in imagining realities. Is that any more outlandish than deciding you want to go to space and then inventing commercial spaceflight? Didn’t think so.
China’s techies don’t want jobs at Apple or Google—they want to build the next Apple or Google.
But Charlie Sanders of the Harry Fox Agency defended the rights of music publishers and music labels to move slowly into the new age.
Every case of harassment is different, says Quinn, which is why Crash Override works to provide responses that are individually tailored to both the situation and the platforms where it’s taking place. They also plan to provide more general resources for online safety on their website; they’ve already released one guide about how to shore up your online information if you’re concerned about being doxed.
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Look on the site for structured learning activities with your kids, or set your kids free to explore on their own, to discover both well-known and little-known facts, events, and trends in the history of the United States.
From there, the web’s the limit. Starting with Notepad as the text editing tool and Webmonkeyas the bible, my daughter got to work with the same trick as any top notch web developer: View source. By stealing HTML from other web sites and editing as necessary, kids learn the tricks of the trade pretty quickly. They can even embed YouTube videos and other widgets in their desktop website.
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From a transparency perspective, Crosby said customers can access information right down to the serial number of specific hard-disk drives: “Our competitors are this black box where you don’t know what’s going on behind the scenes,” he explained, “we open up everything so we can see inside the cloud.”