And, interestingly, the Master Splynter profile was mysteriously removed from Spamhaus Monday a few hours after German radio first reported the DarkMarket sting.
These moves are classic Zuckerberg. Caught slightly off-guard by the backlash, he has moved quickly to address critics’ concerns.
Freedom Hosting specialized in providing turnkey “Tor hidden service” sites — special sites, with addresses ending in .onion, that hide their geographic location behind layers of routing, and can be reached only over the Tor anonymity network. Tor hidden services are used by those seeking to evade surveillance or protect users’ privacy to an extraordinary degree – human rights groups and journalists as well as serious criminal elements.
Janet Ozzard, executive editor of Style.com, the website for Vogue and W, said the iPod isn’t even close to becoming unhip.
If there’s any justice at all, meme making will become a job, and companies will hire the people who have been making you snort at your laptop screen for years. Some already are, like Instagram star k@5sh. Might that kill the fun? Possibly. But our appetite for memes is virtually unlimited and there’s room for professional and amateur memes alike, and memeing thoughtfully and often may be the only antidote to those toxic political and fake news memes we were talking about earlier. Engaging trolls never works. The only way to beat them is to drown them out. So here’s to the future meme masters keeping Pepe the Frog way down at the bottom of your feed.
Even in the sweaty days of a Washington summer, when Congress is out of session and the rest of town is on vacation, the relaunch of a dot-gov website isn’t exactly headline-grabbing news. So reporters at the event instead asked Bush about Mexico, education, Little League and high-speed Internet access.
“We want to make it more palatable, concrete, because this is a new area of computing and we want to think more about what is possible,” Abrams said. “We’re using this as a springboard to learn the boundaries of where we are and how we can push them.”
Life flies by so quickly. Spend some time with your child today. Whether you read to them, sing with them, or build with them, you’re building memories they won’t soon forget. And if you have a few Lego bricks in your house, I’d highly recommend you click over and find some new ways to have fun building together.
Dexter Industries sells add-on sensors for Lego’s blockbuster Mindstorms NXT robotics set. Their Compass Sensor, for example, sends directional information to the NXT brick, so your robot always knows which way’s north. Their Wifi Sensor enables your robot to connect to your wifi network so you could, for instance, send out a tweet with it. Check out their products at dexterindustries.com.
Industry observers believe features like these could help Yahoo upstage Google. The two companies have been fighting for the same customers since February, when Yahoo stopped using Google’s search engine in favor of its own technology.
And I like the opportunity to share sexual experience asynchronously, too. I can see myself creating a video in which I act out an erotic story that I’ve written. A lover could read the story or watch the video; either way, he has the actions right there in his lap.
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Sun Microsystems (SUNW) took the wraps off Java Web Start, an idea long coming. Java Web Start allows Java applications to be deployed via a browser simply by clicking on a link, which causes the application to be downloaded and installed on the user’s computer. Previously, Java applications had to be downloaded every time the user wanted to run the program.
The animal kingdom’s decline came in the form of a three-page paper that appeared in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences. Its lead author, Carl Woese, had spent the previous few years trying to find a way to figure out the relationship of all living things, including microbes. A taxonomist can classify a giraffe, a bat and a human as mammals simply by looking at them. They have hair, for example, and they nurse. But microbes are harder to make sense of. They might simply look like a rod or a sphere.
Twitter Inc. on Tuesday hired Ned Segal, senior vice president of finance at Intuit Inc. and a former managing director at Goldman Sachs Group Inc., as its chief financial officer beginning in late August.
“I thought, ‘That’s strange, it’s right there.’ I even circled it (on the documents) for them,” she said, noting that as a book publicist she generally had no trouble getting editors to jump at cookbooks about beans.
9:18 – Reggie comes back on stage. “There’s a lot more to come,” he says. I certainly hope so, now that it’s delayed. Now he’s going to talk about games that are based on expanding the audience. We’re starting with some sports games, he says.
So, how would that simplify OpenID for new users? For one, it would help solve the “NASCAR problem” – current implementations of OpenID often display a half-dozen or so sign-in options, and the effect is similar to the garish mish-mash of ads covering NASCAR vehicles. It’s visually and psychologically confounding.
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By way of analogy, imagine music as a sporting event. Would you rather that on-field commercials interrupt the game before each play, or that the stadium be named after a brand while play continues as usual? Guvera takes the latter approach, setting up these branded areas but otherwise not tampering with the action on the field, so to speak.
On Wednesday, Andrea got to hear Steve Duncan talk to a packed room at the New York Public Library about urban exploration (with an emphasis on underground rivers and urban sewer systems). Favorite moments included mention of Victorian Paris’ Sewer Tour by boat and…well…all of the photographs–urban sewers can be remarkably beautiful places! This weekend, she’ll be attending the Steampunk World’s Fair in Paramus, New Jersey and meeting Jean-Christophe Valtat, author of Aurorarama.
Just think of this as a different unit for oil … the volume unit is put into the context of time. Kind of like putting distance into time with the light-year unit. This doesn’t mean it will actually take 15 years to use it, it’s simply another way to visualize the amount. (Of course, unlike the speed of light, the consumption rate could certainly change, which would affect that calculation.) UPDATE3: Multiple readers/commenters have brought up the point that this ‘oil-years’ unit is misleading … I agree. I certainly don’t want anyone to cite Clastic Detritus as saying X billion barrels would last X years. It’s simply another way to visualize it. One would want to compare other resource assessments like this within that same ‘unit’.
“The aliens all wore these very simple Mylar costumes,” she said. “Plus you have the posturing by the actors.”
The ACLU also criticized the paucity of information provided by the Justice Department regarding what Internet content it considers off-limits in searches. It also questioned the application of some surveillance technologies in garden-variety criminal cases.
LOUISVILLE, Kentucky – To the uninitiated, the Cyclocross World Championship looked like an exercise in insanity, an epic fight against Mother Nature and a long, hard journey through a world of hurt.
To be sure, VidLit isn’t the only online multimedia option authors have. Another is BookShorts, a Canadian company that produces slick promotional films that attempt to distill the essence of the book’s story line into a couple minutes of video. Others include TeachingBooks.net, which creates mini-documentaries about the making of books used in schools, and Bookstream, which packages author video clips and book excerpts for its promotional website, bookwrapcentral, and for viewing on online merchants’ sites.
Stanley was already interacting with users on Twitter Friday morning – in one case, thanking a tweeter for requesting a Led Zeppelin song that wasn’t “Stairway to Heaven” – and is scheduled to start cranking out the hits at 3 p.m. PDT Friday. People not at the Block Party can hear their song requests played via a live stream from Stanley’s website.
More than ever, in other words, every bug discovery could deny attackers an intrusion tool. “I’m confident we can step on some toes,” Hawkes says.
The Lawrence Lab team is currently working on ways to integrate the radio with biological systems, says Zettl.
While SoftBank is still open to discussing other options, it is now willing to surrender control of Sprint and retain a minority stake in a merger with T-Mobile, the sources said. They asked not to be identified because the deliberations are confidential.