Serious Thoughts About Fun and Games [Electronic Design, via every other website. Seriously, people are mad]
But despite his concerns, Moore said he couldn’t rationalize releasing a DVD about open-source and free software that many users of that software would be unable to view. He’s equally uncomfortable with supporting what he believes are increasingly Draconian copyright control techniques.
“What this Court cannot and should not do is to allow Plaintiffs to use as prima facie evidence copyright registrations that contain materially erroneous authorship claims,” the lawyers argue in the brief. “These authorship claims by Plaintiffs on the copyright registration forms are not innocent mistakes or minor variances. Plaintiffs fully understood the significance of claiming sound recordings as works-for-hire on the copyright registration forms. Whether in good faith or bad faith, Plaintiffs claimed more rights than they actually owned.”
The bad news just keeps coming from Microsoft – this week alone the company released a patch for seven new security vulnerabilities, three of them affecting the company’s Internet Explorer browser and described as “critical” flaws by Microsoft.
It is the first multiplexed nucleic acid test for respiratory viruses cleared for in vitro diagnostic use by the FDA. It also is the first test of any kind cleared to detect human metapneumovirus, the first test cleared for influenza A subtyping, and the first molecular test cleared for adenovirus.
Nearly half of avid online consumers in America have purchased items from international retailers so far this year, up from about 43% last year, according to fresh survey data from package delivery giant UPS (NYSE:UPS). The majority of those international sales came from China, the U.K., Canada, and Japan. China’s e-commerce market is the biggest in the world with about $900 billion in sales last year – accounting for nearly half of all digital retail sales worldwide, according to eMarketer.
Topiary has served as the public face of LulzSec since it came to prominence in May with an intrusion at the website of PBS Newshour, where it posted a false news story announcing that deceased rapper Tupac Shakur had been found “alive and well” in New Zealand. By then the gang had already hacked Sony’s Japanese website, and before that Fox.com – where the group stole and posted 363 employee passwords, along with the names, phone numbers and e-mail addresses of 73,000 people who had signed up for audition information for the Fox talent show The X-Factor.
The Yuh family, which did not respond to my attempts to reach them, contacted San Francisco personal injury attorney William B. Smith, who advised them to file a wrongful death suit and challenge Airbnb’s 14-page terms-of-service agreement, which stated that hosts and guests assumed all risks and were responsible for adhering to local laws. But soon after, Smith told me, the Yuh family informed him that Airbnb had offered them two million dollars to resolve the matter. They decided to accept instead of filing a lawsuit.
Seven years after he started, Crauwels’ “Genealogy and History of Popular Music Genres from Origin till Present (1870-2016)” is a ride worthy of the Magic School Bus. The further you dive in, the more detail you see. It’s nonlinear, just like music itself. “You can never create the ultimate genre map—there is no such thing, because it’s a sociological reality, not a scientific one,” Crauwels says. “But you can at least create a very good approximation, so people can learn more.” He’s right; Crauwels has built a chart that’s actually chart-worthy.
In the interim, however, there is Maker Camp. This summer, the inventive minds at Make have teamed up with Google+ to provide 30 days of online projects and programming for kids aged 13 and up (younger children aren’t excluded from the fun but will need to access the activities through their parent’s Google+ account).
What a short, strange trip it was. After the Grateful Dead angered some of its biggest fans by asking a nonprofit website to halt the free downloading of its concert recordings, the psychedelic jam band changed its mind Wednesday.
Opera has long been a leader in web standards support and the latest release continues that transition adding partial support for the HTML5 File API. Unfortunately the “partial” File API support does not extend to the drag and drop file uploading used by some websites (notably Gmail).
“Toward the end of practice, I got to a point where I almost didn’t even feel like drinking water because I was so tired and didn’t want to use the energy to drink,” he wrote. “Your body gets a little bit dehydrated and you start to get a little lightheaded, but you just have to keep replenishing it.”
Another part of this discussion is the fact that oil is a commodity like any other and is traded on an open market. Fluctuations in price are driven by the interactions of the traders themselves. I would be way out of my bounds if I went any further down this path trying to explain the dynamics of commodities trading. I don’t have a *deep *understanding of how that all works.
To its 7.8% gain from Election Day to the end of 2016, the Dow added another 4.5% in the first quarter while the S&P 500 burst 5.3% higher from its 4.6% gain on election optimism. Investors have driven stocks higher primarily on hope the president will follow through on his campaign promises of lower taxes, less regulation and more fiscal spending through infrastructure investment, but it was the technology sector that quietly stole the spotlight in 1Q.