Among such career-crowning masterpieces as the Missa Solemnis and the late string quartets, Beethoven’s Ninth Symphony (“Choral”) with its famous “Ode to Joy” finale has also achieved widespread popularity. And therein hangs a tale.
That won’t happen if the Trump team decides that the USDS, or even the whole tech surge, isn’t worth keeping. As the countdown clock to the next inauguration gets into the single digits, there’s still no clarity about what the newcomers are thinking. There have been both formal meetings with the Trump transition team and more informal meetings off-hours, held sub rosa off the grounds. At these, the Trump people — including some from the sphere of Peter Thiel, a key tech advisor — seemed familiar with the questions lobbed at the USDS and 18F, and posed them once again to the Obama people, who in turn pressed their case that they were making government work better. They made favorable noises at the justifications for the USDS activities. “I’ve been happy to hear that agenda taken seriously so far, but I am not taking it for granted,” says one insider involved in the talks. “We haven’t seen any action yet.” (One tipoff to the direction of the next regime — will the new CTO be an engineer?)
“We’re not surprised anymore when when see [IE7],” says Appirio chief technology officer Glenn Weinstein. “It’s dismaying to see how many large enterprises are still clinging to IE-only browser policies. You’d think that companies would have come around by now. But they haven’t.”
The Shell Game I Was a Cybercrook for the FBI
David Thomas ran one of the most popular online crime hubs, while the FBI ran him. Tightening the Net
The Grifters operation makes headway against the notorious “King Arthur,” the Moriarty of cybercrime. (You are here.)
Companies like Valve, TiVo and 3D Realms Entertainment have been nominated year after year, sometimes for the same elusive product, sometimes for different wares. But one thing doesn’t change: These tardy firms continue to over-promise and under-deliver.
Tableau Software specializes in visual analytics — roughly, transforming raw data into pretty diagrams. One of the company’s co-founders is Stanford computer science professor Pat Hanrahan, who also co-founded the animation giant Pixar. Among other things Hanrahan led the creation of the rendering technique that made animated movies like “Toy Story” possible.
Apparently, a lot of people thought they had found the new Mahir.
House Intelligence Committee chairman Porter Goss (R-Florida) defended the new definition, saying it was necessary to keep pace with terrorists and the changing economy.
The Jawbone UP can gauge nighttime tossing and turning in an effort to tell how well people sleep. On Sunday, Jawbone data scientists aggregated data from UP users based on location to visualize thousands of people waking up at once when the Napa quake hit. The spike, pictured in the chart above, doesn’t look that different from the jump on a seismograph when the shockwave from a temblor goes coursing through the ground.
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Ascena is hardly the first company to recognize a need to respond to rapidly changing shopping patterns. Macy’s (NYSE:M), JCPenney (NYSE:JCP), and Sears (NYSE:SHLD) are just some of the once-titans of the industry that have, in recent quarters, announced aggressive efforts to trim their physical stores presence and more actively seek to drive customers in the store with experiences rather than deep discounts. Other retailers like Bebe, WetSeal, and American Apparel have had to call it quits in the hyper-competitive environment.
What Happened: What someone carries in their purse is a secret known only to the purse’s owner, but that’s not good enough for one particular British police department.
Where It Blew Up: Twitter
What Really Happened: As many are fond of pointing out, Twitter isn’t the venue for nuanced discussion, considering the character limit available per post. Of course, it isn’t always the inability to post more than 140 characters that’s the problem, as this midweek tweet from the Greater Manchester Police in the UK demonstrated:
“I’m very concerned that we don’t house gratuitous market information that makes ourselves a target for commercial espionage and commercial hackers,” Mr. Giancarlo said.
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For example, when a book was featured on a Top 100 list, it received 1 point. But if it made a Top 10 list, received 10 points. So if a book made the cut for a shorter list, it was rewarded. The more lists a book made, the more points it accumulated. Many of the lists we used didn’t assign rankings or declare an overall best, so we didn’t assign weight to those that did.
Which brings me to my last piece of illegal activities in the art world. The Globe and Mail recently did a piece about China’s counterfeit art market. They focus in on China Oil Painting Wholesale, which sells replications of western art and will reproduce any image you’d like. When confronted by the reporter, the company’s rep said
PayNearMe’s backers clearly see the cash economy as a moneymaking opportunity. The company just booked $10 million in its latest round of financing, led by August Capital. Shader pitches the service as a boon to the unbanked and underbanked, a major chunk of the U.S. population on the financial margins. But he also says the ability to take cash without the headaches of physically handling it has advantages for those on the receiving end: “Cash,” Shader says, “doesn’t bounce.”
“We tried to cooperate with one of such organizations called Spamhaus, and this experience showed that such cooperation wasn’t constructive.”
Given how competitive and capital intensive the auto market is, focusing solely on the self-driving technology may arguably be the better move for software-centric Alphabet’s Waymo. Indeed, Waymo isn’t the only major company to acknowledge the challenge ambitious manufacturing plans could bring about. By focusing on the autonomous driving software instead of building self-driving cars, Alphabet’s Waymo vision mimics a recent report that Apple has also shifted its focus from building its own self-driving car to emphasizing the development of the underlying technology for autonomous driving.
Shaver’s main argument – that simply telling users to switch browsers is far better strategy – is still undeniably the best solution. After all, if you’re savvy enough to know about and install Chrome Frame, you’re most likely savvy enough to just upgrade IE or switch to a better browser. But even the most recent version of Internet Explorer, version 8, doesn’t have the same level of capability as Chrome, and Chrome Frame gives IE users an opportunity to play around on the bleeding edge.
For those reasons, among others, outside counterterrorism experts believe Gawthrop’s message is harmful to those people who are actually trying to stop militants – instead of going around lecturing about them.
Indeed, Fluffy Bunny has been stymied in the past. Unable to hack directly through the defenses of SecurityFocus.com, in November 2001 the group instead compromised a small, online advertising company, so that banner ads with its trademark pink bunny rotated onto the SecurityFocus site for several hours before being detected.
Online gaming is seen as an important emerging market for video game publishers and console makers looking to charge subscriptions for multi-player action – enabling several people to play against one another over an Internet connection.