Similar to my thoughts about about research, the blog medium isn’t a *replacement *for anything – it’s an addition, it’s an enhancement. And it’s still in its nascent stages. I’m very curious to hear what others who do a lot more teaching as part of their job think about the potential of this medium for teaching and education. Bloggers like Callan Bentley impress me with their consistency and enthusiasm in posting about what is working and what isn’t working in terms of geoscience teaching.
Cingular buys NextWave licenses: Cingular Wireless, the nation’s No. 2 mobile phone carrier, cited its growth potential as it announced that it had reached a deal to buy 34 spectrum licenses from bankrupt NextWave Telecom for $1.4 billion.
The service, Metropolitain.io, wasn’t a commissioned project, nor was it a specific client request – it was the side project of French tech startup Dataveyes. Since the studio’s birth in 2010, it’s done a number of data-centric projects for companies like Google, BorderCloud and l’Express, but Metropolitain.io gave the team members a chance to experiment to find the best way to take even the coldest data and create an inviting, user-centric visualization. They worked on it in between their other jobs; having no set deadline gave them the flexibility and enthusiasm to play around with different visualization techniques like map distortions and 3-D effects.
Brendan O’Brien, a coder who builds tools for open-source data, was deep into a more complicated task: downloading the EPA’s entire library of local air monitoring results from the last four years. “The page didn’t seem very public. It was so buried,” he said.
For India, which would only be the second iPhone production center after China, such an investment would be a big win for Modi’s Make-in-India campaign.
The new feature, called “Tracking Protection,” will be bundled into IE9’s next beta release early next year, and is intended to give users control over what widgets and scripts display – and pull in data – when they visit a given website.
One Syrian website used to “go after government members by name and was really fearless,” said Zarwan. “It was quickly blocked. So they started sending (the site’s content) out by e-mail. Then the government started blocking that e-mail address, and so he started a new e-mail address … to the point where he was changing e-mail addresses three times a week.”
There’s no packaged download of Firefox for Windows 8 yet, but you can follow the progress via the team’s Mercurial repository.
Lore, who joined the world’s largest retailer after it bought his e-commerce company Jet.com, said Wal-Mart would offer a wider selection than any retailer on the platform.
Tiffany Shlain uses her own website to self-distribute DVDs of The Tribe, a 15-minute documentary about Jewish history enacted by Barbie dolls. “Making the film is half of it,” Shlain says. “The other half is being really creative about using the web to get it to the right audiences by tapping into different communities online. You do not need a middleman. You can have a niche film and make the numbers work.”
That’s why we were skeptical when we heard he was releasing a new iPad version of the project’s book, which was originally published in 2009. How would these prints translate to a backlit viewing platform smaller than a sheet of office paper?
Arthur Budovsky, a Costa Rican citizen of Ukrainian origin, and the founder of the currency system, was arrested in Spain last Friday, while others were arrested in Costa Rica and New York. Police in Costa Rica also raided three homes and five businesses linked to Liberty Reserve, according to the Associated Press. The digital currency’s site went offline last week, with its front page replaced by a notice saying that the domain had been seized by the United States Global Illicit Financial Team.
“It seems that we are witnessing the birth of a new subgenre of action-art: Digital Legal Art,” Bernhard and Haas wrote in a Vote-auction press release that came out on election day. “Apparently it is even not so much the end user in front of the terminal to whom we appeal most but the people in U.S. legal offices…. very sexy!
The first version of PGP appeared in June 1991. Zimmermann and the PGP team initially had trouble with the U.S. government, which considers encryption a form of munition. The government ultimately backed off from prosecuting Zimmermann and slowly lifted export restrictions on PGP.
It was the second auditor change in a month for Applied Digital, which announced in mid-April that it was cutting ties with its former accountant, PriceWaterHouseCoopers.
To demonstrate the power of comments, the Lonelygirl team uploaded an episode during the panel. Episodes are uploaded almost 5 days a week, but never at a specified time. We in the audience watched as the loading wheel turned, and then creator Miles Beckett clicked “View Website.” By the time the page loaded there were already two comments. He hit refresh. 9 comments.
Homosexual behavior is not illegal by national law, but police do have the power to arrest gays at will under a broad public disturbance statute.
A recent case in point was the arrest in late May of Anthony Elgindy, a well known short-seller and publisher of now-defunct InsideTruth.com, a website with a history of warning of regulatory troubles at small- and mid-sized firms.
Either way, Demshock says that dealing with the tax mess has made his main motive for shopping online – the convenience – somewhat less compelling.
Did AT&T pull the iPhone out of New York? [Tech Herald]
Just how realistic is it? According to Robideau, “American Public Media worked closely with the Congressional Budget Office, GAO and others on the data and devoted months of reporter and researcher time to creating the game.” Let the fun begin!
The order applies only to civilian government agencies and not the Pentagon, but U.S. intelligence leaders said earlier this year that Kaspersky was already generally not allowed on military networks.
But today, Sullivan’s replacement says the company has no plans to market the VeriChip as a path to instant credit, despite the recent acquisition.
Through the gates of Fort George Meade pass the most powerful technical minds that the government employs. But Fort Meade’s website contains pixelized, faux-shaded green fonts and a two-column descending-text template not seen since the days of GeoCities.
“Apparently, Petraeus is really good at working out,” Hodges says. But don’t take her word for it. For just $10, you could find out for yourself.
A bullet vibrator on a long wand helps people who cannot reach their genitals. One woman who experiences hypersensitivity as a side effect of her medication uses a sleeve vibrator on her forearm.
And of course, social media and online comments are opening a new front in this PR war. As the patent proceeding winds its way through the court over the next two years, the fight to claim credit in the public eye will go on. Ironically, an article titled “Heroes of Crispr” reminds us that scientists are not infallible heroes but people—-people with egos, big or small, and occasionally fragile.
Departing NSA Deputy Director Rick Ledgett confirmed in an interview that 90 percent of government cyber spending was on offensive efforts and agreed it was lopsided.
“KISSmetrics has never shared any information about a user with any third party, including with any customer other than the one that interacted with that user,” Shah said via e-mail. “Our business model is uniquely pro-privacy precisely because our tools enable insights without sharing any user information across websites and without developing or storing user profiles across sites, and that for this reason, KISSmetrics offers key differences from third parties that link up user data across the Internet.”
The whole idea that “standard issue” cell phones should have every feature under the sun is pretty silly. Not everyone wants a phone that accesses e-mail, chats on four different messaging networks and makes Julienne fries perfectly every time! Some folks are happy to have a cell phone that simply makes phone calls. And for this lone purpose, they want to pay just for that feature both in hardware costs and monthly fees.
Social media is so powerful, teens aren’t even partying anymore
After that, it was no sweat. The Mirra software on the PC scanned my network and found the server. From there, I told the Mirra to back up the My Documents folder. If you have a lot of files, the initial backup can take several hours, as it did for me, but the process runs in the background and doesn’t interrupt work or slow Web access much.