Hugo is Scorsese’s first foray into 3D filmmaking. My family and I saw it in a newly-renovated theater with a giant screen and Surround Sound (as well as pristine, comfy, stadium seating). I am usually happy if 3D doesn’t make me dizzy. In this case, I thought there were some moments that made good use of the technology, and in general it didn’t get in the way of my enjoyment. I will say that looking at stills from the movie on the official website, it seems that part of the dark and foggy color of the movie was a result of the tinted glasses.
What the company ended up with was about 750,000 lines of Webmind Java code, a fledgling effort to rewrite key components in the more capable C programming language, and multiple rounds of layoffs that demoralized the office and allegedly drove some ex-employees to alcohol and prostitutes.
Photo: John Cyr. Barbara Mensch‘s Developer Tray
Meanwhile, discount shopping website Groupon and social-gaming company Zynga are both said to be mulling an IPO, although both companies have indicated they’ll likely wait until 2012. Then there’s Facebook, currently valued somewhere north of $50 billion, which is also expected to go public in 2012.
Now, more than a year after Saddam’s ouster, Abbas concedes he’s seeing a bit of a real estate bubble. Prices in some neighborhoods have gone up 500 percent since last summer. Foreign companies and Iraqi citizens who fled the country under Saddam’s regime are eagerly eyeing land and buildings in central locales.
We’re gear, get used to it: Manuela Veloso, a computer science and AI professor at Carnegie-Mellon University, said robots are already making themselves useful in a number of settings, including hospitals and nursing homes – where they are taking over some of the drudgery usually associated with practical nursing; and in the operating room – where remote-controlled robots are performing delicate operations in spaces too small for surgeons to reach directly.
This should be true for our other purchasing choices, too: Because the problem is not unique to Toshiba. No cell phone manufacturer, for example, makes its service manuals available. Outside of the heavy equipment industry (where customers demand the information) and the automotive industry (where legislation requires publication), it’s a rare manufacturer that doesn’t use copyright as a tool for controlling us consumers.
As the delivery drones are tested and improved, Burns predicts that they will expand beyond rural areas.
Pratt injects a bit of comic relief into this dreary outing as a sort of Saturday Night Live version of Hannibal Lecter. He nasally intones in his victims’ ears, “Tell us about yourself – who you are, where you’re from,” and compliments them on their cheap perfume while they’re tied up and blindfolded.
“When I think of the CFAA I think of hacking. You break into a system not through a simple process but aggressively and violently take stuff and ransack the place. Using a username and password is like using a key,” he said. “If I give you the key to my house is that the same thing as knocking down the door? The problem with the law is it kind of treats it the same.”
A number of researchers (including me) recently joined an amicus brief (filed by Stanford’s Center for Internet and Society in the “Weev” case), arguing how security and privacy researchers are put at risk by this law.
What’s better than a pair of gullwing doors? Four gullwing doors, of course. The Evos has been around the block once or twice already, but we never get tired of seeing Ford’s fabulous cloud-connected concept sedan. Memo to Ford: Build this car. As is. We’ll buy two.
In either case, consumers may never even know that their computers have been infected until they reboot and find ads popping up all over their desktops. Or, they may simply find their computers working slower than usual one day – a common symptom of spyware that occurs whenever the program is uploading information to a remote server or downloading new ads.
A number of pavilions have been set up for some of the emerging technology concepts with multiple vendor support, one of them being the Bluetooth wireless standard.
One issue is whether TOS or EULAs are enforceable contracts if the user is never shown the terms or only views them after purchase. Another issue is whether certain terms are so detrimental to consumer rights that courts will not enforce them, even if the user does agree. Finally, some argue that user agreement is irrelevant. Vendors license rather than sell software and services, the argument goes, so customers are only purchasing limited rights to use the product in any case.
The map of Seattle bands, version II. Image courtesy Seattle Band Map
The Phantasm Role-Playing Game Convention runs today and tomorrow at the Peterborough Public Library. For more information, check out the webpage.
It was Joe Lazauskas, editor in chief at Contently, a content-marketing platform, who finally cracked the code for me. He’d ranked Van Winkle’s as the second-best content marketing project of 2015. He said he was consistently impressed by its publishing. Whether investing in journalism sells more mattresses than, say, paying for a traditional subway ad campaign is an open question. But Lazauskas had gotten the sense that, at the least, Van Winkle’s stories were successfully finding an audience. I’d asked him for the best examples of content marketing of all time, and he pointed to Red Bull and GE. In Red Bull’s case, the company has created a media empire of the highest caliber: a magazine that sits on newsstands and has more than 2 million copies in circulation; a record label with top-100 artists, and Youtube channels so vibrant that to call them merely popular is like calling Earth a nice rock. Their ethos — “of excitement, of living in an all-out way,” as Lazauskas puts it — pervades everything they do. “You have people going to Red Bull festival series,” Lazauskas says. “It feels genuine — as much as I hate that word.”
What I found was that some of best apps available aren’t necessarily billed as steampunk, but would certainly be invaluable to the die-hard intrepid explorer. So slap on your goggles, call all hands to the deck and ready the airship! Here’s my list of ten essential steampunk apps.
In the lawsuit filed on Wednesday in a California court by Anthony Pompliano, who earlier worked with Facebook Inc, also alleged he was fired for being a whistleblower, the magazine reported.