Those impending failures were described yesterday in 100,000 copies of a spoof edition of the New York Post, printed by the Yes Men and headlined, “We’re Screwed.” The prank was part of what liberal environmental activists billed as an international “day of action.” Noticeably absent from the activities, however, were scientists whose professional judgments are being largely ignored in policy, but have stayed quiet in the climate debate.
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Having started his business as a high school junior, he’s younger than your average student/entrepreneur. But McGee’s situation isn’t an isolated one. Student founders frequently find it difficult to find support for a compelling idea without an extensive business track record.
“Despite presenting these as third-party services, the complaint alleges that the sites for these services were owned and operated by Brittain,” according to the FTC’s announcement.
And yet the statistics that underlie the moneyball effect were not new to Beane. From early researchers like F. C. Lane in the 1910s to Allan Roth in the 1940s to Earnshaw Cook and his landmark book, Percentage Baseball, in 1964, the game had long had a small but strong tradition of analysis. And starting in the mid-1970s, a former security guard at a pork and beans factory codified knowledge of the game in his self-published Bill James Baseball Abstract.
The news applications team at the Chicago Tribune, has released a new tool it calls Bees with Machine Guns that uses Amazon EC2 servers to launch what amounts to a distributed DoS attack against your site.
“The real value is when you link these processes together, not just apply AI to an individual one,” IBM Chief Executive Ginni Rometty said.
Michael W. McCormick, executive director and COO of the Global Business Travel Association, said Wednesday that airports will have to deploy enhanced explosive trace detention technology within 21 days and within six months add additional screening, detection dogs and other enhanced security measures.
The plan is being spearheaded by Marc Lore, Wal-Mart’s e-commerce chief, who joined the Bentonville, Arkansas-based company from retail upstart Jet.com, which it acquired for more than $3 billion in August.
Since hijackers crashed an American Airlines jet into the Pentagon on September 11, 2001, no reports have been published of terrorist attacks within the United States on military personnel or facilities.
According to copies of the messages obtained by Wired News, the Dean for America campaign sent the first unsolicited message to an unknown number of recipients on Monday, Aug. 11. The message touted the benefits of a Dean presidency, calling upon readers to register their contact information at the campaign website and to “pass this e-mail along to all of your friends who believe, as you do, that we must act now to take back America.”