“This process improvement makes Linux even stronger,” said Torvalds in a statement. “We’ve always had transparency, peer review, pride and personal responsibility behind our open-source development method. With the DCO, we’re trying to document the process. We want to make it simpler to link submitted code to its contributors. It’s like signing your own work.”
Go Daddy president and founder Bob Parsons said that whether the NTIA decision constituted a new policy or a clarification was irrelevant at this point in light of the more pressing concern about the implications for privacy.
“There’s a large and growing fan base for a show that never aired,” said John Rogers, the show’s writer and executive producer, on Wednesday. “Now I have an extra 10,000 hits a week on my website, and I’ve got to figure out what to do here.”
Speaking of obstacle locations, I was only able to get a look at three of them – the mud was so bad and so risky to walk across that a few of us covering the event were politely asked to not continue hiking our way any further into the event’s course because it was so dangerous to walk outside the runner’s lane that was roped off. After spending 30 minutes hiking just 1/4 mile into the course, I joined a fellow media member and we turned around to return to the start and finish line area because we just couldn’t proceed any further.
The Cambell-Stokes Recorder is an obscure astronomical tool that popular in the 1850s and recorded the amount of sunlight in a given area by focusing it through a ball lens which would then burn a trace into a piece of paper. He realized that if that concentrated energy could be applied to a solar cell, higher gains could be achieved in much smaller spaces.
This kind of thinking is not natural for most people. It’s not natural for engineers. Good engineering involves thinking about how things can be made to work; the security mindset involves thinking about how things can be made to fail. It involves thinking like an attacker, an adversary or a criminal. You don’t have to exploit the vulnerabilities you find, but if you don’t see the world that way, you’ll never notice most security problems.
The adoption of artificial intelligence and growth of the “internet of things” that takes vehicles, refrigerators and even mundane objects like toothbrushes online will drive even higher demand for microchips that can handle more data with speed and energy efficiency.
An executive at one of the main creditor banks said it was still uncertain if Western Digital would agree to Toshiba offering its chip unit stake as collateral.
10:14 “What this device does is extraordinary. You can browse the web with it. It is the best browsing eperience you’ve ever had. It’s phenomenal to see a whole web page right in front of you that you can manipulate with your fingers. Way better than a laptop, way better than a smartphone…. It’s a dream to type on.
“Got some great slideshows built in.
“Built in: a calendar, month’s activities. Built in: a great address book for your contacts. Has a great Maps application.
“Satellite view, (you can) zoom in on things.
“And of course we have the iTunes Store. Built right into the iPad, so you can discover it, purchase movies, podcasts, iTunes university, everything built right into the iPad.
“It’s awesome to watch TV shows and movies.
“That gives you a little overview of what the iPad can do.”
SCO Group, a software developer seeking royalties from users of the Linux operating system, has been hit by a coordinated computer attack that has made its website inaccessible to many visitors for several days.
True20 keeps the OGL rules but has simplified and consolidated them. Every roll only involves a single 20-sided die. Attributes aren’t absolute numbers, like in D&D, but rather serve purely as modifiers to that roll – for instance, my Strength could be +2 while my Constitution -1. Skills work as modifiers as well, maxing out at the character’s current level +3. Most of the rules will seem familiar with veteran d20 players, there are levels and feats, and the attributes are the same as D&D. However, the rules’ simplicity has put a unique spin on d20 that a lot of people like.
Intel said on Monday it introduced the long-awaited Pentium 4 processor at 1.7 GHz, the company’s highest performance microprocessor for desktop computers.
Once plugged in, the device records information about all the trips the vehicle takes. When you’re ready to read the results, you pop it out of the car, and plug in into the USB port on your computer. It could not be any simpler. The data uploads to the CarCheckup website and the analyzing begins. You can view your results in basic trip summary form or opt for graphs and charts. For each trip the car takes, you can view what time they occurred, what the highest speed was (helpful!), how long the car spent going different speeds, how many times the driver had hard braking or accelerations, and if any car trouble codes had activated.
Alien was just Ridley Scott’s second film as a director, yet it managed to gain both critical acclaim and box office success, as well as launch Sigourney Weaver’s acting career. The movie made such an impact on American culture that it was added to the Library of Congress’s National Fim registry in 2002. Now, there’s a book from Voyageur Press that celebrates the making of this groundbreaking film.
Show highlights:__ “The Air…. (Macworld’s) amazing. I love it – I’ll be coming again.”
“Russia and China are aggressive and successful purveyors of economic espionage against the United States,” Director of National Intelligence James Clapper noted in his prepared testimony (.pdf) to the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence. “Iran’s intelligence operations against the United States, including cyber capabilities, have dramatically increased in recent years in depth and complexity. We assess that FIS [Foreign Intelligence Services] from these three countries will remain the top threats to the United States in the coming years.”
The ability to make even cosmetic changes is one of the key reasons why games like The Sims, Quake, Half-Life and Unreal were such monster hits. Combine this with D&D’s inexorable appeal, and you’ve got yourself geeks just about ready to burst.
Wednesday’s keynote was the first in five years not to feature a presentation by Microsoft executives. Every keynote since 1997, when Bill Gates famously appeared by satellite and announced his company had invested in Apple, has featured a demonstration of Microsoft software.
Enter the phrase “buy dinar” into a search engine, and the results contain more than a dozen online outlets, most based in the United States, that are willing to sell freshly minted bills. Rates range from about $1,000 to $1,300 for 1 million dinar.
Instead, SETI@home directors said Tuesday that they have formed a partnership with The Planetary Society, a space interest group, and Project Voyager, a media start-up, that will provide enough funding to keep the project going for at least two years beyond May 2001.
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The company is “committing to prepare another 10 million people for jobs of the future in the next five years,” Google Chief Executive Sundar Pichai told a company conference in Nigeria’s commercial capital of Lagos.
Photo: Apple iPhone and BlackBerry Curve 8300 (Dan H/Flickr)
For all its speed, however, this induction cooker isn’t quite perfect. First, with no visible flame or glowing red coils, fine-tuning the heat levels is a tad tricky, particularly on the lower power settings. And despite the company’s claim of even and precise heating, there was a very discernible hot spot in the middle of our test pans.
One thing ExtremeTech and AnandTech have in common is staff sizes. With a staff of 12 part-time editors, all of them college students like Shimpi, many freelancers and a half dozen sales people, AnandTech has a staff comparable to ExtremeTech, which has 10 ZD employees and 20 freelancers.