So is it time for the U.S. military to start restocking cold weather gear? At this point, probably not. Patrolling the Arctic remains more of a challenge for the U.S. Coast Guard, which will have more waterways to watch as polar ice recedes. In an excellent feature on Arctic Circle issues last year in Jane’s Defence Weekly (subscription only, sorry), Adm. Thad Allen, the Coast Guard commandant, said: “I have to be prepared to respond and put assets there to accomplish [Coast Guard] missions.”
Why the (admittedly soft) push for more incoming dollars? Well, that $19 billion valuation isn’t going to pay for itself, and documents recently surfaced by Gawker show that as of last fall the fledgling company’s expenses far outweighed its income. That’s common, and in fact expected, for a venture-backed start-up in a growth phase. At a certain point, though, you have to start living up to those lofty expectations.
But as much fun as was for my family, the GeekTeen did have one complaint: Unlike a real arcade, in the museum hogging the machines for hours on end is not acceptable behavior.
In one April 2017 email to colleagues in the EPA’s communications office, Lincoln Ferguson, an adviser to Pruitt, asks how close they are to removing and replacing the Clean Power Plan section. “The Administrator would like it to go up ASAP. He also has several other changes that need to take place,” Ferguson wrote, according to the e-mails provided by the EDF.
The database currently lists RedXDefense’s annual intake at $1,756,214, meaning 23 percent of its cash comes from contracts with the agency run by its co-founder. RedXDefense’s contracts with non-Darpa government agencies are for substantially smaller amounts.
But he’s certainly not alone. Many Chinese small businesses are continuously bombarded by offers to use this type of software, according to George Haley, professor of marketing and international business at the University of New Haven’s College of Business. “Most of the companies sending out these e-mails are perfectly legitimate, and most of the software designers that design them are perfectly legitimate software designers,” he says.
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The book tells the story of Mauk, the Master’s assistant. He walks through the oddly-built Palazzo, noting things like water flowing upwards or workers walking on their hands. It turns out that he’s been secretly rotating the drawing as the Master works, resulting in a crazy inverted Palazzo. The sepia-toned, soft-contoured illustrations are Escher-as-children’s-book, and while not all of them are quite as mind-bending as the original, Johnson has another trick up his sleeve.
That’s the situation with the 2002 Salt Lake City Winter Games’ online presence, since Quokka Sports – the long-struggling Web company that had been contracted to produce the official Olympics site as well as NBC’s Olympic presence – declared bankruptcy at the end of April.
When GTA Online launched a couple of weeks after the release of Grand Theft Auto V, the base game to which it’s attached, it seemed like an afterthought to many in the gaming press. An interesting diversion, but nothing transformative. The reviews were mixed, and aside from glancing at the occasional update, most of us forgot about it. The audience playing it didn’t, though. In fact, it grew. Exact numbers are hard to come by—publisher and Rockstar parent company Take-Two Interactive is cagey with that sort of thing—but according to a quarterly revenue report from November 2015, the game was, at that time, seeing eight million players every week.
WASHINGTON – Oral arguments weren’t only taking place inside the U.S. Supreme Court on Friday.
“It was super basic. It was in our town’s ‘hip’ page with a link and photo of the house I was having an open house at and it said ‘looking for Pokémon? We have plenty here at…,’” Panozzo-Clay said. “Got a lot of response and some clicks to my website. I will do some more for my open houses next week.”
“All these major media companies are giving people green tips. Frankly, three quarters of the time they have no clue what they’re talking about,” said Thomas Scaramellino, founder of Efficiency 2.0, which makes energy-efficiency software for utilities. “We think the general awareness is helpful, in principle. But you’re setting yourself up for a backfire into a deep skepticism.”
NextWave update: Verizon Wireless, AT&T Wireless and NextWave Telecom are reportedly close to striking a deal that will determine the future of 200 wireless spectrum licenses.
During McCain’s presidential bid, he ran ads on Slate.com proclaiming his opposition to Internet taxation. Democratic candidate Bill Bradley ran ads targeted at 100,000 voters in New Hampshire, Iowa and California, through the Juno network.
There’s been a lot written about the science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) initiatives going on in the United States, on this and many other blogs. If you’re an American geek, you’re probably just as concerned as we at GeekDad are about the current state of science and math education in this country, and if you’re not, you should be. The number of students choosing to study STEM-related fields has been steadily dropping over the past several decades, and we can’t let the trend continue if the U.S. is to remain prominent in the global intellectual community.
If you’re an undiscovered psychic, soothsayer, dowser or medium, time may be running out for you to put your supernatural powers to the test and claim a million dollar prize.
It’s time we calm down and fight terror with antiterror. This does not mean that we simply roll over and accept terrorism. There are things our government can and should do to fight terrorism, most of them involving intelligence and investigation – and not focusing on specific plots.
Today is national Take Your Kids To Work Day. Here at the Wired offices, we’ve got about a dozen kids, from 3 to 10, and the project is to make a magazine cover. First, they took the photos (below). Then they loaded the photos into an InDesign cover template and wrote lots of silly cover lines, playing with different type styles, sizes and colors. Later we’ll print them all out on shiny photo paper and they can take them home after lunch.
DDoS! It stands for distributed denial of service, a kind of attack that turns insecure, internet-connected devices into a sort of zombie army. So here’s how you can avoid being part of that zombie army.
“Enterprises should be prepared for every eventuality,” Jones said. “One can just imagine the potential for chaos if Europe was struck by denial-of-service attacks or a virus like the Nimda worm at exactly the time that financial institutions and corporations are depending heavily on their computer systems. Data could become corrupted during a conversion, the unavailability of a trading partner’s website could prevent end-to-end testing, or enterprise websites for providing changeover information to customers and employees could go down,” he said.
We stuck with a simple buffet at the party, my preferred choice by far when dealing with a room full of small children, and we were lucky enough to have a venue with two rooms which allowed us to set up the buffet in one room while the kids ran riot in the other. I found a wooden pirate chest in the weeks leading up to the party which we now use to store small toys; for the party I filled the chest with popcorn and hid some gold chocolate coins among it. One of my favourite party memories was when a 3 year old guest was getting herself a handful of popcorn, she turned to her father in open mouthed surprise and shouted “THERE ARE CHOCOLATE COINS IN HERE!!!!!!”
Philippine authorities in November returned $15 million of the $81 million stolen, after a Chinese casino operator there turned over money to the authorities.
Music from artists signed by Sony Music, Warner Music, EMI and Universal Music will be available on the service, which Google has no current plans to expand beyond China, said Lee.
Even at home, Scaife lamented, kids spent less time messing around with stuff that could lead to scientific insights. (I remember him describing how as a kid he made washing the dishes into an opportunity to explore surface tension in water). Hopefully, that’s something that the children of GeekDad readers don’t have to worry about.
The Takeaway: If nothing else, perhaps everyone can agree that the lawsuit does finally determine whether or not Devin Nunes should be taken seriously.
As online registries prepare to roll out the two new top-level domains this fall, Internet regulators aren’t limiting what kinds of terms can be included in a Web address.