Activists in Marin, who first noticed their county had higher rates of cancer compared to other U.S. counties about a decade ago, suspected from the beginning that the bucolic area’s environment is to blame. But none of the studies performed in Marin has found anything in the soil, water or air to blame for the high breast cancer rates.
It felt good to get on the air and try to talk sensibly about our pastime, especially now that critics of gaming are circling around the shocking “No Russian” sequence and, to a lesser extent, the bone-headed viral video for Modern Warfare 2.
The Windows Media Player 10 software plays traffic cop for content, and can be set to automatically copy and transcode the audio and video files on your PC from MPEG, AVI and MP3, to their Microsoft equivalents (WMV and WMA) on the Zen.
Being inquisitive types, we followed the directions. The site itself is a bit sparse on details, though clicking about will net you what appear to be concept sketches and the occasional audio clip. Once we entered our code, we were rewarded with a pop-up of the image above. As for what it actually means … yeah, I’ve got no clue. Is it merely wallpaper? Or a warning about an imminent invasion by ferocious subterranean species? Perhaps it’s yet another code, which will tell us where to pick up our very own Marcus Fenix bobble-head dolls.
The rebuttal of course is usually the same. Used games fuel new game sales; this is GameStop’s response and some buy into it. Of course, in reality it’s pure conjecture without any evidence.
Neil Young’s new album – written in the spur of the moment, very quickly coordinated, recorded, and released, – is now available to be streamed at his website. It is called Living With War, features loose, electric, Ragged Glory-style Neil and a 100-member choir. CD and iTunes versions are shortly to come, as are various documentaries about the creation of the record.
Re: Wired News Homepage
By Wired News
From: Serge van Neck
“If it hadn’t been for the DOE, the nickel metal hydride battery for vehicles wouldn’t exist,” said Dave Goldstein, who consulted to the DOE and is now president of the Electric Vehicle Association of Washington, D.C.
In the beginning, when he first started hearing from people who believed they’d had chips implanted against their will, Graafstra wrote back to them. “I was like, OK, this person is misinformed—it’s a normal intelligent person who maybe has the wrong idea. I tried really hard to engage.” He suggested ways to verify if they really had an implant, like getting an X-ray at the doctor.
Crane discussed how devastating an attack against even a part of the power grid would be to the United States.
The ban follow a string of other corporate attacks on WikiLeaks in the wake of outrage from official Washington over the cable leak. Amazon cut off WikiLeaks hosting, and PayPal, Visa, MasterCard and Bank of America have all blocked donations to the organization.
The owners of the domain adsense.com have been fielding hundreds of customer service e-mails and phone calls regarding Google’s AdSense program since the advertising service launched in March 2003.
The Creative Archive is an attempt to digitize all the programming the BBC has commissioned, clear the copyrights and post it online with a Creative Commons-like license. This will allow Britons to download the BBC’s content, distribute it and noncommercially remix it into their own films, music, gags, projects and school reports.
Flatley dazzled the audience by
showing a preliminary concept of the iPhone personal genomes app,
produced by a developer in a mere ten days. Following fingerprint
identification, the app would present data on many different diseases
and traits. It could list by disease, drug response, or chromosome;
search by genes, share facilities with friends and family, and so on.
Finally, Flatley joked that if people spend too much time analyzing
their genome on their iPhone and the boss walks in, “all they have to
do is shake and they’ll be right back to the spreadsheet analyzing
their sales numbers.”
Other Australian retailers that could suffer include Premier Investments Ltd. (PMV.AU), Super Retail Group Ltd. (SUL.AU) and RCG Corp. (RCG.AU), Citi said.
In person he’s rather mellow, but the shooting range jolted him to life. He’s like an exuberant teen who just found out he was no longer grounded, perhaps because running Defense Distributed, which aims to bring guns and gun components to the masses, has been an altogether adult affair. Insurance snags and shipping headaches—not to mention planning his legal case against the U.S. State Department—occupy the bulk of his days. It seems most reputable companies shy away from his business, throwing up roadblocks he hadn’t anticipated.
Whatever the reason may be, it’s killing the industry. I don’t see any merchant doing this – big or small. Instead I just see more and more customers buying their products online because it’s faster and easier and the competent online merchants (yes, you know who they are) are doing a better job at targeting their best customers, recognizing them when they’re shopping and rewarding them for their loyalty. Some may see this as a brick-and-mortar disappointment. But others, particularly smaller merchants, may see this technology gap as a potential opportunity to stand apart from their old-school big-box bigger competitors and offer a better experience that the big guys are not able to deliver right now. Maybe.
Although the video actually comes from a pair of YouTube comedians called “RichAndMark,” whose other videos riff on popular internet memes and videos, it poses a fantastic idea for a second season of Dr. Horrible – hold YouTube auditions for a new comical cast of characters. It could be a great way to keep down production costs while boosting fan interest.