“It’s easier to keep track of one address, but it’s also most risky that way,” says Andrew Rennhack, the operator of the Bitcoin Rich List, a website that tracks the top addresses in the world of bitcoin.
While those at last year’s session at the high of the dot-com mania may have been a little uneasy, people at this year’s summit may be marked by a sense of relief or even smugness, said outgoing Microsoft chief operating officer Bob Herbold, one of the hosts.
For starters,the plan not only closes the so-called “gun show loophole.” It also closes the online “virtual loophole” by clarifying language in existing regulations about who is and isn’t required to obtain a license. The new language makes it clear that anyone “in the business of selling firearms” is required to have a license, regardless of where that business takes place. “It doesn’t matter whether you’re doing it over the Internet or at a gun show,” President Obama said. “It’s not where you do it, but what you do.”
Although the music receives little broadcast exposure, it has inspired a vibrant online and peer-to-peer scene. The Filk.com website points to mailing lists and local events, and offers the world’s only all-filk internet radio station. Here, you might find the Kinks’ “Lola” redone as “Yoda,” or “Chattanooga Choo-Choo” as “Lair of Great Cthulhu.”
“There are several other examples of freely downloadable tools that scan websites for dozens of software and configuration vulnerabilities,” Migues said. “Having such a tool on a Web page like this, however, allows people who are too scared to run tools from their own IP address to ‘test’ sites from this Web server.”
Conge said that when students enroll, most of them use Windows PCs bought by their parents, although the school is filled with Macs. But by the end of the course, 40 percent have switched to Macs, Conge said.
“We have no plan to declare Hong Kong an infected area,” Director of Health Margaret Chan told reporters. “We have adequate supplies to provide (for) the needs of Hong Kong citizens, and there is no need for any panic run on food.”
Following that, AOL took over much of Microsoft Corp’s advertising technology business and bought Millennial Media for about $250 million.
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There are a number of other noteworthy lookout points along the canyon rim, and there is a wheelchair-accessible pathway that follows the rim to provide easy access. Be forewarned that the Rim Trail is 12mi/19km long, so you may wish to make use of the free shuttle bus service that runs along the rim. In fact, the shuttle bus is the recommended way to get around in the park in general. You can drive to a limited number of locations, but it’s far more convenient to park at the main lots and then either walk or shuttle-bus to to the lookouts and attractions throughout the park.
Others are starting to come around to the idea that BitTorrent not only isn’t the enemy, but could be a very helpful friend. Last month, indie film studio Cinedigm released the first seven minutes of the film Arthur Newman via BitTorrent ahead of its April 26 release in theaters, a move that surprised many. But when you look at the numbers, it makes a lot of sense, said Jill Calcaterra, the company’s chief marketing officer.
The Skelanimals line has branched out into other products besides stuffed animals, such as clothing, handbags, and shoes. They’re obviously targeting a wider audience than just geeks (as you can tell by the advertising on their website), and I hope it works out for them. I think their products are wonderfully bizarre, and I may just have to get some for myself…or even for my kids. My favorite is the bat.
T-Mobile could be involved in tie-up with Sprint, or be acquired by a cable company, JP Morgan said, adding that a transaction involving Dish Network or a sale to a foreign player that wants a foothold in the U.S. wireless market is also likely.
February: It’s been a quiet week on Clastic Detritus … we went through a move earlier this week to be a little closer to my new job.
Contributors can donate from $5 to $200 instantly using a credit or debit card, giving to any number of candidates. Amazon said the new feature is a test and “may decide to discontinue it at any time.”
The code created a one-click link between Fermilab and CERN. In 1996, the Fermilab site was redesigned by lab grad student Glenn Blanford, at a time when websites were becoming richer and “flashier” and more avant-garde.
Despite that previous failure, Raiu thought it was worth trying a YARA rule again with Toropov’s exploit. In July, shortly after reading the emails Toropov exchanged with Hacking Team, Raiu created a YARA rule based on the debugging code he’d found and then distributed it to the company’s automatic exploit prevention tool and the Kaspersky Security Network, composed of customers who have opted to share with Kaspersky malicious samples found on their systems. Then he waited.
And sometimes, it only makes sense that some web sites get left behind. If you cared about the Denise Richards vehicle Valentine at all when it was released in 2001, chances are that level of care hasn’t carried over to the present day enough that you feel the need to check out its killer website. The odds that anyone has played Crash Bandicoot: Warped any time in the last year seem slim, and its site probably seem even less adventurous. But yet for those who want to go down the web’s memory lane Valentine’ presence on the web is heartwarming reminder of Flash site design from a decade ago and crashbandicoot3.com—and its inquiries as to whether or not you’d like to enter the Shockwave version or not—are positively quaint.
The government is increasingly using corporations to do its surveillance work, allowing it to get around restrictions that protect the privacy and civil liberties of Americans, according to a report released Monday by the American Civil Liberties Union, an organization that works to protect civil liberties.
PP: That’s fantastic. It’s hard, and there are lots of teachers who are skeptical critical thinkers. But they are not well organized. I’ve seen this with science teachers across the country. My last job was developing in-class curriculum based on NASA satellites: x-ray, gamma ray stuff, electromagnetic spectrum, Newton’s laws, all that kind of stuff. And I would go to teachers’ meetings all the time, National Science Teachers Association, California Science Teachers Association, National Council of Teachers of Mathematics, all these national groups. And the teachers would come, and the reaction was always, I had no idea that NASA does this. NASA is not the best at getting the word out a lot of the time. It turns out, a lot of places aren’t. And the teachers were shocked when it was free. They were used to paying for stuff, with the different science companies out there selling their kits. But even with critical thinking curriculum, there’s not an organization that does this. As far as I know, I should say. I may just not know about them. The science associations, the big ones, they know about stuff like this, they encourage stuff like this just like we do at the JREF, but it isn’t organized. That’s something I’d like to do, have a National Skeptical Curriculum. I’d have to come up with a good acronym, NSUC, National Skepticism United Curriculum, I don’t know, where teachers like this could find out about it and say, You know, I have a week-long in-class formal curriculum that’s been tested at workshops and in class that teaches kids about eyewitness testimony, about lie detectors. There are a million things. I used to sneak in critical thinking stuff into my NASA curriculum. And say, think about what this means, the next time you see something, what does this mean, the way your eye interprets data. It’s something that I think should be done and needs to be done, but it’s hard.
The experts here talk about ways to slightly slow the rate of increase in spam, or about making examples of big-time spammers through punishment, or about trying to tell new Internet users why spamming isn’t a wise thing to do. Few talk about completely eradicating unsolicited e-mail – that’s just too difficult.
Newman, who received an Army Commendation Medal for his service with the 344th combat support hospital in Baghdad, is steady. Steady blue eyes, steady uncomplicated speech, steady smooth movement through the ER. He’s got an easy humor about him, too, especially outside of work, slipping into various New York accents for wry, sometimes self-deprecating effect. He’s trim, dressed in gray slacks, tie, and shirt. No white coat. “Some doctors put a white coat between them and their patients,” he says. “They think that science is a thing that is cold and dispassionate.”
Kottke joins a number of prominent bloggers who’ve turned to readers for financial support. Others include Andrew Sullivan, a journalist who runs the website AndrewSullivan.com, and John Gruber, operator of the tech blog DaringFireball.net.