Print publications like The Insiders System have provided fee-based screenplay and manuscript analysis for screenwriters for many years. But in the past few years, the Internet has offered similar services to a much wider audience – and with some noteworthy results. Services like Script Pimp, Script Shark and Writers’ Script Network have all secured script sales in the mid six-figure range, Bauer said.
“To ensure privacy, security, and access by consumers to health data, and to create a predictable business environment for health data collectors, developers, and entrepreneurs to foster innovation, the gaps in oversight identified in this report should be filled,” the report advised, noting, “Some policymakers have noticed the gaps in oversight.”
Originally shown as a concept at the Tokyo Motor Show last year, the “Leaf to Home” system was a response by the automaker following the devastating earthquake and tsunami that hit Japan in March of 2011 and left millions without power.
Those two companies just released the other Windows-based product on display at the Bluetooth Congress: a Compact Flash Card that lets PCs and handheld devices run on the Windows platform to interact with each other wirelessly.
“I have a husband, and sex outside of my marriage is fun,” she said. “He doesn’t know what I do, but I’m very careful STD-wise and really only do it once or twice a month. It’s not much different from having an affair.”
Microsoft is trying to make some money off some of its spare technology, offering entrepreneurs and venture capitalists licenses to such inventions as tamper-proof identification card software and computer tricks that make chintzy speakers sound top-notch.
IK: My official title is Director of Stumptown Comics Fest. I have a team of volunteers that coordinates the parties, workshops, panels, etc. So there’s a lot of people in charge of that stuff, but I kind of oversee and try to help shape what the festival looks like each year. But then I get to hand it off to them to handle all the details.
Add to that, when VC funders invest in inland companies, they tend to spend less: “Colorado companies are going to be discounted just because we’re based here and we’re not in San Francisco,” Deters, the Galvanize CEO, says. “A lot of people locally might hate me for saying that, but I’m going to speak the truth.”
When the new TLDs become available, Register.com will notify those customers by e-mail, letting them know that they can return to the site and try to buy the domain – if someone hasn’t already beat them to it.
ICANN challenged by startup: An Internet startup that is marketing new domain names in a challenge to the existing system for regulating Web addresses has struck a deal with Juno Online Services to promote such destinations as “.sports” and “.xxx,” the companies said.
There is no subduction. No plates subduct. Subduction is unscientific and untrue, the ramifications of which are world shaking. And… the Earth grows! (You may have heard this before, so I caution you. This is not your father’s Earth expanding theory.) Earth is growing, not expanding, and therein lies the past-error who’s answer lies in physics and not geology.
On one occasion, the vendor wondered if the building was influencing the accuracy of the device, even though their device is purported to be able to detect explosives through most any barrier. In response to this, the operator proceeded to walk around the outside perimeter of the building while twenty pounds of TNT were inside. As he walked, the SNIFFEX indicated that explosives were present within the building as evidenced by a clear antenna deflection. [Randi comments:
The vendor/operator had already been informed that there was an explosive target stored somewhere within that building.] However, as he was noting the positive indication of explosives in the structure, two explosives trucks containing a total of 1,000 pounds of explosives drove up behind him to a distance of approximately twenty feet away.
The SNIFFEX failed to show any indication of this much larger quantity of explosives…
A slower but more widely used and well-audited way to route communications over Tor is SecureDrop. Taking a cue from WikiLeaks and originally coded by the late internet activist Aaron Swartz, SecureDrop allows anyone to host an anonymous dropbox for sensitive information. Dozens of news organizations now use it to solicit tips and leaked documents from whistleblowers, including The New York Times, The Washington Post, The Guardian, and of course WIRED.
As examples, Pilgrim points to scripts that add links on a Yahoo Maps page to Google Maps, and mix web services like Bloglines and del.icio.us.
“I would say that the graffiti artists of today are working online,” said Ippolito, “where some home-spun HTML and easily obtained plug-ins can reach a broad audience with minimal investment. Graffiti artists sprayed onto the subway infrastructure to get their work into the public eye, while online artists spray their work onto the infrastructure of the Internet.”
Windows 8 can run on ARM or x86 architecture, and Microsoft showed off its OS running on multiple devices including ASUS and Acer ultrabooks, an Intel tablet and a Toshiba all-in-one setup. It’s interesting that Microsoft would choose to allow its OS to port to so many different devices, on different chipsets, with different screen sizes, particularly when we’ve watched Google struggle with Android’s ability to do that. But it looks like its user interface may be better suited to that task than Android’s.
Snapchat’s efforts to share content elsewhere on the web are being led by Rahul Chopra, the former CEO of Storyful, an agency that licenses viral videos and other content online. Chopra was tapped to be the head of “Stories Everywhere” at Snapchat in December.
Cubes still command $800 or more on eBay – a small fortune for a machine of its vintage. And because it is relatively slow by today’s standards, most are upgraded, often at considerable expense.
In an announcement Thursday, Craigslist said, “Any tool or service can be misused. We can’t take such risk without jeopardizing all our other services, so we are regretfully taking craigslist personals offline. Hopefully we can bring them back some day.” Craigslist did not respond to questions from WIRED.
Still, it’s pretty cool to be able to scan anything (well, anything flat) with this little wand. I’ve been testing it out on a few things: my online bank lets me deposit checks by scanning them and uploading them, so I don’t have to fire up the flatbed for that anymore. I’ve also scanned some of my kids’ artwork, and I’m thinking about using Jim Kelly’s activity book idea for some on-the-go stuff, maybe the Monster Doodle Book.
“Star Wars made $2 billion worldwide in theaters alone,” Paul Dergarabedian, a senior media analyst at comScore, says. “How are you going to make $2 billion on-demand? I don’t know how that could even happen.”
Today I just read a wonderful blog post from Ms. Yingling Reads entitled “Boys Read Pink.” Ms. Yingling is a middle school librarian, and last year she had a “Super Secret Evil Plan” to check out aggressively girly books to boys. This year she told her 6th-graders that February would be “Boys Read Pink” month—and when she didn’t start it right away, the boys asked her about it! It’s a great story that illustrates that boys will read books about girls, despite what marketers seem to believe. So whether you’ve got daughters or sons, I hope you’ll find some books on this list that your kids will enjoy.
The defaced page will stay in place for 10 hours, and then revert to normal. New variants do not deface websites hosted by infected computers, but are more apt to crash servers since they infect computers multiple times, eEye’s Maiffret said.