I think the same lesson applies to the internet. People bemoan the infinite distractions of the web, the way we’re constantly being seduced by hyperlinks and unexpected search results and arcane Wikipedia entries. And yes, that’s all true – I just wasted 30 minutes, for instance, searching for that Kierkegaard quote. (I ended up on a Danish culture website, which led me to a photography collection of Danish modern furniture…) But the problem isn’t distractibility *per se *- the problem is distractibility coupled with a failure to curate our thoughts, to monitor the relevancy of whatever is loitering in working memory. Think of the internet like an epic cocktail party, filled with chattering 24/7 conversations. Our goal shouldn’t be to ignore everything beyond earshot – that would inhibit our creativity, and keep us trapped in a very narrow world. Instead, we should keep on searching for those smart voices, so that we can remix the right data inside our head.
“Well I’m sorry guys, I don’t know what’s going on.” Wi-Fi network is still hanging. “Scott, you got any suggestions?” Someone yelled “Get Verizon!”
The simple answer to that question at least for LegalMatch is “yes,” said the company’s CEO Shubov. LegalMatch verifies that its registered attorneys have malpractice insurance and a unique number assigned to them when they became licensed to practice law.
The DriveNow car-sharing service launched in San Francisco in June is using 70 BMW ActiveE all-electric vehicle based on the 1 Series. Eight DriveNow Stations are located around San Francisco, also close to BART, Muni and bike-sharing stations. BMW says additional stations in Palo Alto and at the San Francisco International Airport are coming soon. Customers can locate and book an available car using the DriveNow website or mobile app after registering online or in person. The car can be returned to the originating station or any other DriveNow location for one-way trips.
While wrestling with HTML could be tedious, this problem of navigation emerged as an even greater challenge for the designers. The first version of HotWired made clear that web design wasn’t just an aesthetic concern but a functional one, too.
“We’ve had to re-think the way the work is going to function in relation to the other artists’ projects and the ‘010101’ site structure as a whole. In the end, what we’ve done is to make a ‘demonstration’ version of the work, which is easy to stop but still gives end-users some sense of the piece.”
The Advanced Internet Explorer Password Recovery application can retrieve users’ website passwords, login names and any personal information they may have entered onto website forms.
There is something stunning about seeing road fatalities mapped out on familiar routes, proving that cold hard statistics can drive a point home more effectively than any pre-prom MADD assembly.
NetDevil was granted license to create its own story, so the plot line of Lego Universe is an original tale, not based on any existing movies or books. Four explorers discover the Imagination Nexus, the source of pure Imagination — but the greedy Baron Typhonus tries to use it for his own gain, he gets sucked in and unleashes the Maelstrom, a destructive force which tears the universe apart. The three remaining explorers, soon joined by a fourth, seek to battle the Maelstrom and save Imagination.
So it’s no surprise to see that several of these features also pop up in IE8 Beta 2. There’s a smarter address bar, a better add-on manager, better ways to subscribe to dynamic feeds, and a new cross-site scripting filter. However, this is not just an example of cut-and-paste software development on Microsoft’s part. Whatever may appear to be a “me too” addition to the browser has been extended beyond the current model to incorporate some new innovations. It’s safe to say, at least as far as user-facing features are concerned, that Microsoft has not only caught up to the other browsers, but upped the ante.
NuTonomy founder and CEO Karl Iagnemma discusses the company’s autonomous cars and growing competition within the industry.
“Geography theory tells us that it really isn’t possible to make things disappear, to render things nonexistent,” Paglen writes in the book. “Geography tells us that secrecy, in other words, is always bound to fail.”
Dread Pirate Roberts 3/31/2013 8:59: Don’t want to be a pain here, but the price seems high. Not long ago, I had a clean hit done for $80k. Are the prices you quoted the best you can do?
I would like this done asap as he is talking about releasing the info on Monday
Marching in parades is a fun past time of many troopers. Some parades we can be a little more relaxed and have fun with the spectators. In other parades we are instructed to act as a military unit (no waving or interaction with spectators). When the legion was invited to participate in the Rose Bowl parade in 2007, George Lucas was very specific on how he wanted everyone to look. To achieve a military look, he had all 200 legion members participating work with military drill instructors for 2 days.
“It is critical to maintain the integrity of the community. We believe that its current disclosure policy is appropriate for the venue,” Haldeman said of Bugtraq. “Symantec operates with a separate disclosure policy for vulnerabilities found by our customers or researchers.”
Dannenmaier blames climate change for the 1998 death of an estimated 19,000 people, the displacement of three million people and the devastation of the Central American region during Hurricane Mitch.
Their efforts are timely as identity theft crimes, and their costs to businesses and individuals, continue to rise. A report from Sen. Diane Feinstein (D-Calif.) estimated that ID theft costs businesses as much as $3.5 billion a year.
But first, he apologized for the Smash Bros. delay to March 9 in the U.S. “Since we’re a little bit late, [Nintendo president] Reggie [Fils-Aime] said he’d make a whole lot of extra copies to make up for that,” Sakurai said.
Create a useful technology, and it’s only a matter of time before advertising worms into its heart.
“The boom in tech acquisition is driven in large part by the older tech companies looking to buy new technologies and growth,” said Frank Aquila, partner at Sullivan & Cromwell. “Given the amount of cash that many of the tech companies have on their balance sheets, most of these acquisitions make sense and will likely continue for the foreseeable future.”
Dorsey didn’t exactly have a lot to work with when he took over as CEO of the company in October 2015. After a wildly successful IPO in 2013, Twitter quickly began to struggle with life as a public company. Gone were the cushy days of being a well-funded private startup; the reality of pleasing shareholders began to set in. Twitter’s stock languished, and so did a company that couldn’t seem to clearly articulate what its service was actually good for and who it was aimed at.
Overview: Micro Monsters is a dexterity game, similar to Tiddlywinks, with players vying to seal off their opponents’ gates by jumping onto them. It’s from the designers of Micro Mutant Evolution, but is a simplified version intended for younger players with fewer rules.
“Collectors will ask what will happen when their hardware breaks. And there are always differences when a work is migrated (to a new format), so dilemmas will continue to exist,” said John F. Simon Jr., a digital artist whose work appears in “DataDynamics,” an exhibition of Web-based art that opened at the Whitney on March 22 in conjunction with the blockbuster “BitStreams” show.
The site doesn’t host files; MP3s download directly frommyspacecdn.com, where MySpace apparently stores music, using lengthy, unique URLs that only work once.
Vaidhyanathan asks whether status should be based on newsworthiness, or on contributions to the public sphere. “Jason Kessler brought a band of violent thugs to Charlottesville, Virginia,” he says. “I don’t think we can consider that a contribution to the public sphere. He’s contributed no ideas, no arguments, no works of art. He has merely increased the level of hatred and violence in America.”
The Coda was designed with help from Porsche Engineering and it will be built in China by Hafei Automotive. It is based on the Saibao, Hafei’s mid-size sedan, but the chassis was re-engineered by Miles and Porsche to suit the electric drivetrain and meet U.S. safety regulations.
The author, Mac Barnett, also wrote the hilarious The Brixton Brothers detective spoof. After reading that, I looked up some of his other books, and found that he’d written a couple of picture books. My library bought them both, and they quickly became favorites with my kids. Oh No! was just released this month, and it’s a delight. Barnett has a great way of mixing understatement with completely absurd situations.
We also tried a bit of a weight test. The backpack holds about 10 pounds of books fairly well. I picked some dense books, and there was definitely room for them. But it would have been a bit uncomfortable to carry more weight than that. But unless you fill the backpack with rocks, it should hold just about anything you want to put in it.
My six-year-old really enjoyed the comics, though she preferred The Purple Smurf (not surprisingly) because it featured more Smurfs. Here’s what she had to say about Smurfs: “They’re very small, they live in mushroom houses, and they speak Smurf. I don’t speak smurf but I understand what they’re saying because the sentences are complete.”
Ant Financial wasn’t the only entity keen on using data to measure people’s worth. Coincidentally or not, in 2014 the Chinese government announced it was developing what it called a system of “social credit.” In 2014, the State Council, China’s governing cabinet, publicly called for the establishment of a nationwide tracking system to rate the reputations of individuals, businesses, and even government officials. The aim is for every Chinese citizen to be trailed by a file compiling data from public and private sources by 2020, and for those files to be searchable by fingerprints and other biometric characteristics. The State Council calls it a “credit system that covers the whole society.”
Spammers, not guns: Google came under fire this week for accepting ads from spammers, porn sites and online casinos, but deciding to pull the plug on an advertisement for a business that sells survival supplies, bulk food and replacement parts for firearms.
The old Orpheus has had a long and storied history. It’s a monocoque carbon fiber and Kevlar chassis design. With a fresh coat of paint, it’s a very slick machine.
“This was, in fact, crazy bad,” says Core Security systems engineer Bobby Kuzma, echoing Ormandy’s original assessment.