Last July, The GSA placed a moratorium on the transfer of excess computers to FPI. Longtime FPI critic Rep. Pete Hoekstra (R-Mich.) chaired a congressional hearing about the matter on Sept. 26, 2000.
They felt comfortable they were in fair-use territory, he said, and thus didn’t feel the need to ask Ludlow Music if they could use the song. Fair use allows limited unauthorized use of copyright works to complement or help illuminate things like commentary, criticism, news reports, research and education. Fair use also considers whether the copyright work in question is used to make a profit, what type of copyright work is being used, how much of it is being used and if the work’s author is losing money from the unauthorized use.
“Pirate Bay was a huge source of pirated films for people around the world, and today they are no longer.”
Wal-Mart has agreed to invest in Plug Power Inc. and buy more of its fuel-cell-powered machines, a move that mirrors a deal struck by Amazon earlier this year.
If you’d like the take the beta release for a spin head over to Opera download page.
On Thursday, CafePress terminated Psychoexgirfriend’s storefront because of complaints that it was “negative and mysogynistic,” Jain said.
One of Facebook’s most useful features isn’t the main app itself, but its spinoff app Messenger. But while Messenger makes it easy to chat with Facebook friends, it’s also confusing and riddled with unnecessary clutter. If you’re looking for a clean and easy-to-use messaging app, try Signal. It’s a free, end-to-end encrypted messaging service, approved by security researchers, that sticks to the basics. There are no animated stickers or fancy chat bots, but Signal does an excellent job of keeping you securely connected to your friends and family.
Nokia is beefing up its mapping business with Here, a new cloud-based location service the company announced on Tuesday. Here includes mapping services across multiple platforms, including a new website and a mobile app for iOS, where Apple’s Maps app has been a huge failure.
Provocative website p2pnet.net, the online voice of one of the world’s most blistering and perpetual attacks on the Recording Industry Association of America, is shuttering amid financial doldrums. It’s been vocal for nine years.
Why am I telling you this, why am I writing this hymn to investigative reporting at this moment? Because although I am scheduled to teach an investigative reporting class in the fall – for very political reasons here in Wisconsin – it looks as though my class might be shut down. And I want to both explain how in the world that could be – how politics could interfere with such an outstanding educational opportunity – and make clear in more specific detail why this is a loss that echoes far beyond the university.
Immediately, some MetaFilter sleuths started picking apart the story, even as Kaycee believers, like “bwg,” appeared to suffer genuine anguish because of the cynicism: “STOP! STOP!! STOP!!! this is deplorable. it’s making me sick to my stomach! i have spoken to kaycee on the phone, as well as her mother, numerous times. i can assure you kaycee was quite real.” But the truth was that Kaycee simply didn’t exist. Debbie Swenson admitted the next day that Kaycee had been a fabrication.
IPod My Photo is the brainchild of Muoio, a 34-year-old salesman from Rhode Island, and his friend Dave Schroeder, 35, a web developer who lives in Virginia. The service comes hot on the heels of iPod users making their own home-brew video ads for Apple.
To be very clear: It’s not that Google is just an altruistic, lovable, huggable company. I think we’re a good company, but we get a benefit from this. We benefit from the work we do with open web standards, open-source and data liberation. But if you’re using a Google product now and you decide to go somewhere else, the easier we make it to leave and take your data with you, the more likely you are to come back and use something we come out with in the future.
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Despite several weeks of inquiry there have been few developments in the investigation to uncover more information about the cause of the condition. Hospital authorities have refused a request for the child’s birth and death certificates and efforts to locate the mother have been unsuccessful.
Kaplan, whose company manufactures a $900 3-D printer and $600 CNC mill believes that inventors are beginning to enjoy the freedom that the web enjoyed with the advent of open source programming tools. “We’re trying to taking away all the financial barriers to invention,” he says. “Now the question is, do you have the ideas and ambition to see them through? This competition demonstrated that it’s totally possible for anyone to get inventing — an 83-year-old retiree from a suburb of Seattle won this competition. You no longer need to get a job, you can make a job.”
Riley’s ed-tech blueprint: U.S. Secretary of Education Richard Riley released a national educational technology plan this month, which strives to continue the progress that the Clinton administration has made in equipping schools with technology.
One nice thing about Google’s service: it has a stronger web presence than the other services. You can share individual tracks by sending somebody a public URL. When they open the link in their browser, they’ll be able to play the song or start a free streaming radio station based on the track. Beyond that, subscribers can make and share public playlists. In the mobile app, click on the menu button within your playlist and select the share option from there, then paste the link wherever you please. If you’re doing this on the web, just head to your playlist tab under the Music Library, then hit the three dots under the playlist you want to share. Select “Share” to make the playlist public, and you’ll get a link that will direct anyone right to it.
Whether you agree with the activities of Anonymous or not – which have included everything from supporting the Arab Spring protests to DDoSing copyright organizations to doxing child pornography site users – the salient point is that democratic governments now seem to be using their very tactics against them.
Individuals should be tested or not as they choose, my viewpoint is personal rights, not collective rights. But the effect of your test on the collective identity is a possibly negative externality of testing – your genes help to identify others who share distant ancestry with you.