But what if the bike (or car) inevitably gets stuck or the city needs to make a repair? For that, there’s a cubbyhole that allows a designated engineer to go under and fix it.
A simulation of the Battle of Kamdesh is loaded and moments later, we are hovering above Command Outpost Keating in eastern Afghanistan. The simulation, created using the SIMS team’s VBS2 tools, illustrates how insurgents attacked a soon-to-be-deserted combat outpost in the mountains of the Nuristan province.
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“We want to turn Yahoo into Condé Nast,” is how Vogel explains the change. (It’s the line he used on IAC execs when he first pitched it in 2015.) What it means is that About.com, like Yahoo, was a big portal site—like AOL and MSM were too; the behemoths that worked at the start of the internet era and which are now slowly dying in this world.
The EFF was founded in 1990 to help defend a small book publisher whose office had been raided by the Secret Service during an investigation. Since then, the organization has supported defendants in a number of high-profile cases concerning free speech and the Internet, including MPAA v. 2600, in which the Motion Picture Association of America charged a Norwegian teenager of violating the Digital Millennium Copyright Act.
That leaves General Atomics as an outlier with its Sea Avenger, a sort of grown-up version of the MQ-9 Reaper but with a jet engine in place of the Reaper’s propeller. The Sea Avenger has swept wings and vertical tails, just like today’s manned, carrier-based fighters. General Atomics’ drone could be the conservative option. “Avenger provides the right capabilities for the right cost at the right time,” company president Frank Pace said.
It’s unclear why WikiLeaks went with a free provider, instead of paying for bulletproof DNS that could withstand attack. But according to EveryDNS, the distributed denial-of-service attacks that have been dogging WikiLeaks were threatening to overrun EveryDNS’s servers, which serve some 500,000 sites.
“This is deep in PearPC’s code, and the name was picked at random by PearPC’s developers but it’s also present in CherryOS,” Schroeder said. “I just can’t believe they appear to be going forward with this, because even if he changes every variable name, it will easily be proven as being PearPC by the PearPC guys, if it’s ever released.”
An Amazon spokesperson declined to comment to FOX Business on any matters related to the company’s HQ2 process. Bids are due October 19.
President Barack Obama on Thursday authorized a series of sanctions against Russia for intervening in the 2016 U.S. presidential election and warned of more action to come.
As Apple’s iPhone, iPad, Mac and other product segments turned to year-over-year revenue declines recently, the company’s services segment — iTunes, Apple Music, the App Store, iCloud, Apple Pay, licensing and other services — has continued to grow nicely. In Apple’s most recent quarter, services revenue increased 24% year over year.
Pavlovich’s lawyer said that he has no plans to do that and argued to O’Connor in filings that the stay was unnecessary because decryption programs are already available on hundreds of other websites and that they’ve been printed in magazines and newspapers.
Square said that sales continue to grow rapidly. With the volume of payments processed hitting a record $10.2 billion in the quarter, Square’s revenue expanded to $374 million, topping analysts’ forecast of $344 million. Revenue rose 49% from last year.
An Australian chap named Chris Malloy has built a hoverbike from motorbike parts, and he claims it can fly at 173 mph at an altitude of 10,000 feet.
Thomas Killion, chief scientist and acting deputy assistant secretary of the Army for research and technology, told the panel that Torch Concepts approached the Army with the idea of scrutinizing airline passenger records in order to show how the contractor’s technology could enhance Army base security “by identifying departures from normal operations using advanced pattern recognition technology.”
Nerd rock band I Fight Dragons is coming strong with a new album and a brand spanking new video, premiering right here on GeekDad. That’s right folks. The video is for their single “The Geeks Will Inherit the Earth” which you may have seen some live footage from Nerdapalooza 2011. I Fight Dragons is a rare act, transcending both nerd rock and mainstream alternative rock, allowing them a wide range of fans. Their music is pop rock infused with a smirk in the lyrics and a chip-tune soundtrack. The new video will lead into a fantastic album, which will be reviewed here in the coming weeks. The debut album from I Fight Dragons is called KABOOM! and will be on sale October 24th, available for pre-order now.
The Rocket Poppeteers advertisement served as more than the vehicle for an ominous message. Some players attempted to become a Rocket Poppeteer by mailing the newspaper clipping in to the listed address, and subsequently received a letter welcoming them into the Rocket Poppeteers Astronaut Program. At Comic-Con, the Rocket Poppeteer twitter account reported locations where conference attendees could visit an ice cream truck for popsicles and t-shirts from friendly ice cream men (and women) decked out in old-fashioned apparel. The Rocket Poppeteers website has opened up for online registration, so it’s not too late to get in on the popsicle-related fun, however it relates to the upcoming Super 8 film.
Privacy advocates used the incident to highlight the inadequacy of self-regulatory privacy protections to protect personal information under all circumstances.
KISS frontman Gene Simmons thinks it’s time for celebrities to keep their political opinions to themselves, he told FOX Business on Wednesday.
I think Microsoft was right to note a differentiation between the web and intranets, and it even chose the defaults correctly. There are many different types of intranets, but one thing most have in common is that they suck. They’re duct-taped together pieces of software. Microsoft is right not to expect most intranets to support standards.
This isn’t Gees’ first projection of such messages – he mounted a smaller-scale project at the 2001 World Economic Forum in Davos. His experience taught him how many messages can be posted in a limited amount of time – 20 to 30 seconds to broadcast 150 characters. In Davos, he received 8,500 messages and posted 2,500 of them at a rate of 150 messages an hour.
Further research tells me that in June 2005, she killed two of her neighbor’s cats by mixing the rodent poison, d-Con, into a can of cat food and dolloping it out in the yard. In case you wondered, d-Con’s active ingredient is brodifacoum, a notably lethal anticoagulant, sometimes referred to as a “superwarfarin.” Maly, who was then 76, ended up as a case study in The Smoking Gun, largely because she was so unremorseful: ‘When I find these little feathers, I’ve had it. I love animals, but he drove me to it,’ she told a detective. ‘I have a good feeling because the birds are happy now.
Apple Inc forecast current-quarter revenue largely above Wall Street estimates on Tuesday, helping to allay investor concerns about a possible delay in the launch of the iPhone’s 10th-anniversary edition later this year, and sending its shares to an all-time high.
I’ve played around a little bit with Scratch, which I wrote about a little while ago. Now I’ve come across Squeak, an open-source version of Smalltalk (for an unintentional pun) with multimedia facilities, aimed at both creating applications for kids and as a tool for kids to write their own programs. According to the website, Squeak grew out of a project at (and is still licensed by) Apple, which is something I hadn’t expected.
Business cards – mostly from musicians, journalists and people who own or work for internet or technology companies – are stuck to the walls and ceilings. Notes from previous guests are tacked to the shacks’ fridges. Strings of beads, baseball caps, maps, books, drawings, postcards, poems, CDs of original music, graffiti scrawled on the walls – whatever you’re inclined to leave or do is fine with the Shack Up Inn’s owners.
It was during this disruptive period that Toey met Gonzalez, according to accomplice Stephen Watt. Gonzalez and Toey met online around 1999 on an IRC channel for script kiddies called #feed-the-goats. The chat room was also home to the motley “Global Hell” hacking group who staged defacements of government and corporate web sites.
“The fan base for these movies has grown, and the Internet has given it more of a voice,” said Lee, who will participate in the Mania Fest panel, Comic Books to Films. “These fans are increasingly important to the industry and can have an enormous influence on a film. One fan who spends a lot of time on his website and on bulletin boards can have a huge impact.”
Try out CatTrax, a $20 a month add on to a GPS-enabled phone that you hand to your kid. The service reports his location back to you via text message or through a website.
Over the past week, regulators and law enforcement have taken significant interest in the heavily advertised and nominally regulated industry. The Justice Department and the FBI are investigating whether daily fantasy sports sites violate federal law. Nevada regulators decided that such sites constitute gambling and told them to cease operation until they secured proper licenses. In Florida, prosecutors convened a grand jury to investigate their legality. Then there’s the New York Attorney General’s inquiry, not to mention a class-action suit filed in federal court against the two biggest operators, DraftKings and FanDuel.
In 2007, a Commerce Department employee, Benjamin Robinson, was indicted for unlawfully accessing, more than 163 times, the government database that contains international airline travel reservation records. After a breakup with a woman, he accessed her files, as well as those of her young son and husband. He left a message on her answering machine stating that he was going to check the files “to see if there is anything you lied about.” He suggested that he might be able to get her deported. In 2009, Robinson pleaded guilty to unlawfully obtaining information from a protected computer, and he was sentenced to three years’ probation.
According to Pew Research, 61 percent of millennials use Facebook as their primary source for news about politics and government, but Facebook refuses to acknowledge its identity as a news source. Rather, it maintains its focus on boosting ad serving volume and engagement rates.
Photo Mash Ups
Make photo Mash Up of favorite Disney shows like Camp Rock, Phineas and Ferb and Mickey Mouse.
Vice Chairman Stanley Fischer said at the Brookings Institution that U.S. capital market liquidity is mostly adequate but that “flash” events may happen more frequently. Dallas Fed President Rob Kaplan was also scheduled to speak about discussing competitiveness in an appearance at the George W. Bush Center in Dallas.