“It’s really the worst when school comes up,” Backus said. “It’s offensive, the way people ask about it.” Backus was a tall, highly likable guy with a slightly lopsided face and the hint of a lisp. He explained that none of the successful dropouts ever went back to school. Bill Gates didn’t go back. Mark Zuckerberg didn’t go back. To go back would imply personal failure. Why would he ever do that? He had his network started already, and clearly the opportunities came through the network.
Goldman Sachs, Morgan Stanley and Qatalyst advised AppDynamics while Fenwick & West was Cisco’s legal adviser.
In three days, Cossman is leaving for a month in Africa to do research for yet another of his big projects—an anti-poaching effort called Amplify—and he’s in Silicon Valley crossing items off of his action list before boarding a plane for the Congo, where he’ll finally take his extremely patient girlfriend to see those gorillas. Cossman spent the morning at Google X, Alphabet’s R&D arm, talking about possible collaborations and then stopped by Calvert’s office to discuss some tests Qwake would do at Menlo’s training facility with a C-THRU prototype in January.
Snyder: That’s the crazy part. We learned how to create a pristine image and now we are working to fuck it up again. Part of the technology now is used to make it look like you didn’t use the technology.
Not to be overly critical of Apple – anyone pushing for open web standards deserves kudos – but the company seems more deeply concerned with digging Flash’s grave than it does with promoting semantic markup. The page on Apple’s website mentions HTML5 ten times, and nine of those mentions refer explicitly to video playback.
Starting today and running through January 12th, you can catch many of Miyazaki’s best films on brand new 35mm prints. The most critically acclaimed titles — Spirited Away, My Neighbor Totoro, Castle in the Sky, Princess Mononoke and Kiki’s Delivery Service — will all be showing, but the retrospective event also marks the North American premieres of Only Yesterday and The Ocean Waves.
For the first time, one telecommunications company will bear total one-stop, end-to-end responsibility for just about anything Olympic going up or down a phone wire, fiber-optic cable, or satellite.
Both men have seemingly lost all memory of who they are – and yet they are compelled to kill each other. As Becker begins his interrogations of the suspects, their combined recollections create the world of Shadow of the Ancients.
We did find, with two-player games, that we were often stuck with too many Anytime cards and nearly every turn we were playing all of the Treatment cards in our hands (sometimes just one). We threw in a house rule that allowed us to discard Anytime cards before the draw phase, and that seemed to help. Chris explained that most of his play-testing was done with four or more players, and I can see that the game probably works best when there are more patients on the table; you may have to do your own tweaking with fewer players.
The system is a variation on Nakra’s Conductor’s Jacket, a wearable sensor array that gathers data about a conductor’s physiological state during performances.
David: “We’re certainly not a dating site, but there’s an awful lot of dating going on on our site, because music is such a personal expression of yourself.”
“People come in and say, oh it’s a funny app,” she says. “But it’s not about a funny app. It’s this massive thing in the back which allows you to be more flexible than anybody else, which allows you to optimize better than anybody else.”
But Ulbricht’s lawyers argue that quarantine between New York and Baltimore wasn’t nearly as tight as the government has made out. Dratel writes that a DHS agent investigating the Silk Road as part of the New York team frequently spoke and exchanged intelligence with the DEA’s Force. “The government’s repeated insistence that the [New York] investigation was ‘independent’ of that in which Force and Bridges were involved is demonstrably repudiated by the record created by the government’s investigators and prosecutors themselves,” he writes. “That record establishes that all of the federal investigations of Silk Road were coordinated and, for practical purposes, and for determining relevance to this case, combined.”
Switch: How to Change Things When Change Is Hard is a fantastic book. Some of it reminds me of Malcolm Gladwell’s writing— the sort of it’s-so-obvious-now-that-you-explain-it revelations about how our minds work—with one major difference: Switch is a how-to book. Rather than just describing a problem or exposing why we make mistakes, the Heath brothers discuss why change is so hard, and then give a short list of concrete steps to follow.