The French press is reporting that new evidence, uncovered using controversial techniques, provides further proof that American pro-cyclist and Tour de France winner Floyd Landis took testosterone to boost his performance during the 2006 race.
At my house, I am the fix-it person for a number of reasons. I really like fixing things instead of throwing them out. Today’s throw-away culture is not good for the environment and not good for the wallet. I also like to keep old tech around for possible uses in projects. When I have to get tools, or parts for Apple devices I always check iFixit.com to see what they have to help with the repair. They not only stock parts for repairs, they also host a repair guide site, which is a great source whether you are repairing an iPhone, a Nintendo DS or replacing the brake pads on a 2005 Ford Focus. The repair guide is a wiki format and constantly being updated so if you have some repair knowledge feel free to contribute.
Stock buybacks have also bolstered Apple shares, with the company reducing its actual share count by 20.9 percent and the average diluted shares outstanding by 20.5 percent over the past four years, according to Standard & Poor’s data.
Eli Saddler, public health analyst for GotMercury.org, accuses the tuna industry of targeting women and children with misleading data in a manner similar to the tobacco industry.
Just last month, Criss Angel attempted an illusion very similar to one done by German illusionist Jan Rouven in 2009. It goes like this: Six swords are hung above a table, upon which the magician lies. Five swords are positioned to fall inches away from the magician’s body; one is positioned over the heart. The swords’ handles are connected to ropes and given to a spectator, who releases them, one by one, not knowing which rope is connected to the kill sword. After the magician survives the five drops, he gets off the table to demonstrate what would have happened if the spectator had released the kill sword. It plunges down to where the magician’s heart just* *was.
I’d never heard of such a thing until the folks at UPrinting contacted me to try out their service. I was a bit skeptical, figuring the results couldn’t look as nice as the pictures on the site, but I went through the steps on their website and waited. The result arrived earlier this week, and I was very impressed. I put the canvas up on the mantelpiece in my living room; you can see the original and the final product for yourself to the right and left, respectively.
After the deal, which will require approval from regulators in the United States, the EU, Canada and Brazil, LinkedIn will become part of Microsoft’s productivity and business processes unit, the companies said.
The radio technology frequently used by police officers, truckers, taxi drivers and IT managers is coming to many cell phones near you. All the major wireless carriers, which plan this year to join leader Nextel Communications in rolling out nationwide cell-phone walkie-talkie – or “push-to-talk” – service, have said the feature is not just for businesses. It’s for everyone, from men radioing their wives from the bread aisle of the supermarket to teens arranging meetings with friends in the schoolyard. At least one company, fastmobile of Chicago, sells software to let people instantly connect with friends around the world.
Among the experiments we tried were Mango Verrines (a verrine is a colorful layering of ingredients in a clear glass – what they used to call a parfait when I was a kid). This involved pureeing fresh mango and adding agar-agar, a gelling agent used for making growth medium for microbiology experiments, to create what is basically a fruity form of Jell-O. Ours did not gel completely and turned out a little gritty; it’s possible I used too much mango for the packet of agar-agar. And our presentation was not up to standards, since we were short on glasses and instead spooned it into bowls with whipped cream on top. Although it was passable, the family agreed that plain mango, or even a plain puree, would have tasted just as good.
Amazon’s new app store offers some killer deals and can make it easier for customers to purchase Android software. However, installing it reduces overall security for Android devices, some security experts say.
Meanwhile the new hunting ability fundamentally changes target searching gameplay, using a sonar-based mechanism to proactively echo-locate enemies in the world as opposed to passively finding them on a mini-map. It is very effective at making the player feel like the ultimate predator. The bio-bomb can be used effectively by the player both in combat and in stealth. By injecting a target with the virus, one can either throw that target like a viral grenade for combat purposes (a great way to take down a chopper!) or walk away, leaving the target to writhe and explode, taking out nearby enemies, without compromising the player (a great way to cause a distraction!).
The report recommended further use of open-source computing systems, on the grounds that they were less vulnerable to cyberattacks and far cheaper.
The beta will be available “by signing up for the open beta during an exclusive
24-hour play period at Fileplanet.com,” though it’s unknown whether the client download will require a paid Fileplanet subscription or simply a free account.
The Vamp: “Everything’s so indie now, it’s fun to go back to the decadence and be blonde for an hour.” Dan Winters
Stipulated, social media does not always make us our best selves. Without Kapoor saying one way or the other, no one can tell whether he meant that Insta as a good-natured “back atcha” or a bad-natured “fuck you.” But you might have noticed that, like chatbots, aggregated social media does not deal well with subtlety or irony, no matter an individual user’s intent.
Evolutionarily distinct birds often don’t occur in biodiversity hotspots, said Jetz, and aren’t appreciated as exceptional by birdwatchers and nature-lovers. He hopes that will change.
Ever since the dawn of photography, people have manipulated images. But digital media has transformed the art of montage to create new fake realities. Scissors are no longer necessary. Now, artists can create cut-ups by simply pointing, clicking, cutting and pasting.
How do I get started?: It’s a trading card game (TCG), so the best way to start playing is to purchase a theme deck and play through the tutorials on the Kaijudo website.
Apple has more going for it than smartphones. Its highly profitable services business, which includes sales of apps and streaming music, increased revenue 18% to $7.2 billion during the December quarter, making it bigger than many large companies. Apple also is holding $230.2 billion in cash overseas that it plans to bring back to the U.S. if there’s tax reform — a prospect that has raised hopes of stock buybacks, dividends and even an acquisition, Mr. Stannard-Stockton said.
The 22nd annual kickoff brought the Silicon Valley Region together for a video broadcast announcing the particulars of the season, which will incorporate six weeks of building, followed by regional competitions and eventually an international championship. Each year, teams of high school students receive a kit of parts and detailed descriptions of a game their robots must play. Typically, the goals involve some sort of projectile and alliances of three robots, each backed by their builders/operators. But each year the game is different; in the past, robots have fired basketballs at hoops, placed inflatables on racks and knocked soccer balls through goals.
It’s hard to estimate the number of people who still use HyperCard. In July 1999, MacCentral published an article about HyperCard, which attracted a huge response, leading the author to conclude HyperCard was used widely.