“The FTC had the perfect opportunity to come in and say, ‘change the software,'” Catlett said.
*Update: Twitter says it has *patched the exploit.
David Thorne detests office life, inane emails, and cat people. Unfortunately, as a graphic designer at an Australian creative agency, he was surrounded by all three. So he channeled his rage into preposterous online exchanges. Once, he responded to a client’s request with a bunch of pie charts that measured his disinterest in the job. Another time, when a coworker asked him to design a flyer to help her find her lost cat, he sent back a series of ludicrous (and useless) movie posters. Then he posted the conversations on his popular website, 27bslash6.com. In April, Tarcher published The Internet Is a Playground, a best-of collection that also features several previously unpublished torments. If you buy a copy, Thorne says, he’ll send you a puppy.*
A more important difference is reach, says Matt Wood of Free Press, an advocacy group that opposes media consolidation. Comcast is the nation’s largest cable television provider, but it doesn’t reach everywhere. It doesn’t offer service in the New York City area, for example. That means it relies on other pay TV providers to distribute NBC content in many places. So while some smaller cable providers that compete directly complain that Comcast charges them too much for access to regional sports networks, it would be hard for Comcast to withhold NBC content from other providers without losing viewers in large swaths of the country.
But neither of these episodes should concern the FTC – unless the Scours and MP3Boards of the world get shut down and only the major media conglomerates dictate how music is distributed.
The right-tilting preference, Güntürkün said, is likely the ancestor of a predilection born in the womb. During the final weeks of gestation and for the first six months after birth, babies develop one of the earliest examples of “behavioral asymmetry” – turning their heads to the left or the right.
Android’s low ranking in the index came as no surprise to us. As we have written on several occasions in the past, Google’s mobile platform falls far below the standard of openness that the search giant promised when Android initially launched. The VisionMobile report identifies some of the key problems with Android’s governance model, including Google’s “unilateral Android project decision-making processes” and “closed contributions process model.”
In Aleppo, I meet Abu Mahmoud Affa, a former housepainter who now commands a liwwa called Shield of the Nation. He is wearing camo fatigues and chain-smoking in his office, another abandoned school. With his big frame, protruding belly, and bushy white beard, he looks like a cross between Che Guevara and Santa Claus. His bulk is accentuated by his pixie-faced 12-year-old son, Mahmoud, who accompanies him everywhere toting an M-16 some two-thirds his height.
Unlike traditional currencies, Bitcoin is not controlled by central bank policies and has so far avoided serious regulatory scrutiny — although that may soon change.
Tawati was one of the most outspoken dissidents blogging openly from inside Libya. Thirty-four years old, with a gravelly childlike voice and singsong laugh that belied her deep stubbornness, she had come to political consciousness during the mid-2000s, at a time when Gadhafi, seeking reconciliation with the West, had ceased using his most heavy-handed tactics of repression—such as outright massacres—and allowed a modicum of public dissent. During her university days, when the Internet had begun to ease the country’s isolation, Tawati took naturally to the roles of gadfly and outsider. Her parents had divorced when she was young; in Libya’s deeply conservative culture, growing up with a single mother made her a social outcast. The injustice she experienced as a child led her to critique the injustice of the dictatorial regime, particularly on women’s issues—for example, she blogged about a sexual abuse scandal at a home for unwed mothers institutionalized by the Gadhafi government. Over time she won a modest following online. As the planned protests of February 17 approached, Tawati, always prone to impassioned rhetoric, blogged that if Libyans failed to turn out for the demonstrations she would burn herself just as Bouazizi had done. Somehow Gadhafi himself had heard news of this threat and decided he needed to meet her.
But he and creative partner Mark Gatiss succeeded in making Sherlock not just good, but great.
Outside Missoula, a dead coyote was found hanging by a red bow in a tree. (“A lot of people were just like, ‘Well, be glad it’s dead.’” one woman said.) In North Carolina, black bears were getting fatter. A snake was filmed swallowing an antelope. A snake was filmed not swallowing a man in a snake-proof suit. A sea turtle tried to steal a GoPro.
While Mysteries won’t require gamers to own either the* Storm of Zehir* or *Mask of the Betrayer *expansions for NWN2, it is fully compatible with both, allowing players to use each expansion’s added classes, skills and items.
“Here we are, the social justice warriors, seeking to reclaim some sort of lulz for the years and thousands of dollars that Planned Parenthood have wasted and made harvesting your babies,” 3301 wrote on its site. The group then published the names and contact information for more than 300 Planned Parenthood employees online.
Co-founder Mike Kennedy says PostalGamer will not only help out publishers, it will offer better rates than more prominent used game dealers like GameStop. While GameStop usually buys recently released games for $20 to $25 and sells them for $55, PostalGamer will likely buy them for around $35 and sell them for $50, Kennedy said in a phone interview with Wired.com.
2) The RIAA believes it is legal for Americans to rip MP3s from a legally purchased CD for personal use.
In the Lucas universe, the typical stormtrooper is portrayed as a hapless soldier in service of the Empire.
Authors Backinprint.com: The Authors Guild, which represents more than 8,000 published writers, has entered the print-on-demand business with Backinprint.com. Now members of the guild can reprint their out-of-print books in trade paperback form for higher royalties than those offered by traditional publishers.
Samsung founder Lee Byung-chull started out trading rice and dried fish in the late 1930s. The company grew into an empire offering everything that South Koreans need from cradle to grave, from ships and washing machines to insurance and semiconductors. Cheap government financing helped, as South Korea rushed to recover from wartime devastation and catch up with Japan and other developed nations.
6:00 – Kojima would like to bring PlayStation 2 games to PS3 and PSP and use the Transfarring [sic] system for these, and later use the system for games that work on both PS3 and NGP.
“With the accelerated rate of technological and economic change, executives and managers must have access to high-quality education where and when needed,” James Plummer, dean of Stanford’s engineering school, said in a statement. The engineering school already grants around 25 percent of its master’s degrees to distance-learning students.
If you have a Prime membership, you can share those benefits with your teen at no additional cost, Amazon said. Prime offers free, two-day shipping on Amazon.com purchases; unlimited access to Prime Video, Prime Music, and Prime Reading; unlimited photo storage via Prime Photos; discounts on games; early access to Amazon’s Lightning Deals; and special discounts at Whole Foods.
When all hell breaks loose, it may be awhile before anyone comes to help. That’s why the government suggests having a three-day supply of essentials on hand. For some, that might mean food and water. For others, it might mean a pistol and plenty of ammo. And at least one guy wants to make sure he doesn’t run out of booze and barbiturates.
The move signals the end of a years-long battle between the two tech giants. Last May, Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos was asked at Recode’s Code Conference why they don’t sell on Apple and he said that the two sides couldn’t find “acceptable business terms.”
Keep in mind, IE9 Beta is still pre-release code, so it may not run perfectly. But there’s enough new going on here – especially that speed boost – to make the download a must for the curious who want a taste of IE’s future.
The biggest operation, according to Bear, is a $100 million company run by an American living in Romania, who is responsible for most of the diploma spam that clogs inboxes. The company has served 200,000 people and has 100 employees, two printing facilities and numbered bank accounts in Cyprus, according to Bear.
I recently learned that the marketing of Brave seems to fly in the face of its reputed commitment to strong female role-models. Or, at least Pixar and a certain fitness club have different ideas of what “strong” means.
“Personally, I think the idea is a genius one,” says Dr. Iltifat Husain, the founder and editor-in-chief of iMedicalApps, when asked about CoinMD, pointing out that such a service could tap into the expertise of countless residents in training – students hungry for some extra money. Husain, who is not involved with CoinMD, believes it could actually be useful for people with common medical conditions. But this comes with a caveat. “I would never recommend this site to a patient,” he says, “because it’s not done right.”