You may remember Walsh and Goodman from their hugely popular 40 Days of Dating, during which the two friends dated for 40 days and chronicled the courtship online. Though the romance failed to blossom, the two remained friends and landed a book contract and movie option. They called the project “an experiment in reality storytelling.”
And what do you know? It’s available on YouTube. Hit the jump for the entirety of Jasper Morello and the Lost Airshop, in three parts:
To fund this research, Olson is expanding upon the crowdfunding techniques that were so vital to Tumor Paint’s growth. His website for Project Violet offers a range of rewards for different contribution levels, much like on Kickstarter. For $100, donors can “adopt a drug candidate” and then track its progress; for $25,000 they can have dinner with Olson.
And Red Hat, which sells a popular version of Linux software and tools, says the European Commission is running its software, along with federal ministries in France and Germany.
Shaking hands: Clear Channel and Howard Stern have agreed to withdraw lawsuits against each other related to Stern’s ouster from the radio giant’s airwaves because of indecency concerns.
So here I am trying to make that idea a reality. Here I am putting my every last cent into that idea. I believe it can be done and I am taking the first few steps to make that idea a reality. So strongly do I believe it can be done that I am putting up all my own personal money, my retirement money.
A 30-frame sequence of golfer Ernie Els shot on a Hulcher camera in 2006. Photo: Dom Furore/Golf Digest
He is due to get $18 million in WorldCom stock if, as expected, the company exits Chapter 11, plus additional stock in future years.
The experience has become common enough that Randall now makes wagers with his staff about what will happen while they’re onsite. His bet? That the couple will be “doing it.” “I usually win. Most of the time it’s yes,” he says, laughing. “Maybe it’s something that people think about, fantasize about. Strangers in the house or something. They probably think I’m going to be confidential because I’m cooking for them. I guess it provides them anonymity to a degree. It’s great. It’s great.”
The one thing we don’t want to do, because the culture of the internet is opposed to anything that smacks of government clumsy heavy-handedness, is that we don’t want to be sitting on the internet, like certain other countries do, where people suspect we are limiting what people can see. We don’t want to force people to do what they don’t want to do. We don’t want them to think we are intruding into their private space.
Simonetti likens the engagement to World of Warcraft, but built around content creation and pop culture, two things he says teen girls care about. “Our goal was to bring them out from behind an avatar into a specifically tailored environment that put their creativity front and center,” Simonetti asserts.
Set for the evening of June 20, Radio2’s Peter Curran will travel to Washington DC, Baltimore and a rehab facility in the Deep South to visit each of the band members. The band last appeared together at London’s Live Earth concert in July, 2007 where they performed their song, “Warmer Than Hell.”
The team’s findings have been compiled into a website where visitors can play with interactive visualizations to investigate what’s going on in any given city’s selfiescape. You can narrow the data set of 3,200 selfies down to photos in Bangkok where males with glasses are smiling with their mouths shut. Or women in Berlin who tilt their heads to the right while frowning. “Showing the high level patterns in the data — the big picture — as well as the individual images has been an important theme in our project,” says Stefaner. “How can we find summarizations of big data collections, which still respect the individuals, and don’t strip away all the interesting details?”
The only catch is that the SVG Web project is still in the early alpha stage and has quite a few bugs (several of the examples don’t work with Firefox’s native SVG support, though everything we tried did work with the Flash fallback option).
World War I was a long time ago, but names like “Passchendaele” and “the Somme” remain firmly fixed in the British consciousness. Now, the National Archives has set up a website that lets the families of British and Commonwealth soldiers who fought in the War to End All Wars examine their man’s service record. So far, the archive contains the records of more than 5 million men and women from the army and the Royal Flying Corps who earned service medals. Strangely, sailors from the Royal Navy – by far Britain’s most potent arm in both world wars – are not included.
– Tony Long
“Basically we were raising a flag on the one hand saying that RFID is already being deployed and we can no longer take the finger-in-the-dike approach,” Dempsey said. “And we were saying that RFID is only one facet and not necessarily the most troubling aspect of this broader evolution of the creation and management of identification. The implications are huge, and to focus on RFID is, in that sense, off-target.”
This new resource is a bright spot on a bleak horizon, as traditional media financing for documentary projects dries up. While the fund is not able to pick up the entire tab for a story, it promises to get fledgling projects off the ground.
Current TV, the startup cable television network partially funded by Al Gore, entered into a partnership with Yahoo in September 2006. The result was a video website named the Yahoo Current Network. The goal of the site was to build a catalog of user-generated content by encouraging users to submit their original videos. The site even went as far as offering to pay users $100 if their video made it to the Yahoo Current frontdoor and an additional $500 if the video ended up airing on Current TV.
Call them survivors. Or hangers on. But two years and counting since the air started coming out of the Internet bubble, there remain a number of money-losing companies that have ducked the storm. They are still living off their IPO money, still working to become profitable, or, their harshest critics say, just unable to let go and call it quits.
Massachusetts hangs tough: In a final round of legal briefs, Massachusetts urged a U.S. appeals court to impose tougher antitrust sanctions against Microsoft. The state complained that a settlement negotiated with the Bush administration was inadequate to discourage future monopolists from behaving illegally.
In the long run, Thrun says, machine learning will have a democratizing influence. In the same way that you don’t need to know HTML to build a website these days, you eventually won’t need a PhD to tap into the insane power of deep learning. Programming won’t be the sole domain of trained coders who have learned a series of arcane languages. It’ll be accessible to anyone who has ever taught a dog to roll over. “For me, it’s the coolest thing ever in programming,” Thrun says, “because now anyone can program.”
“It worked out pretty well,” the Atlanta-based engineer says. “I found Open MTB, which had outdoor hiking and cycling maps with not just roads information, but also trails, short cuts and little known routes.”
“It wasn’t really about getting our Twitter handle on his shoulder. Wearing that tape over it I think has actually gathered more attention” said Joe Ciccarelli, Hanson Dodge Creative’s marketing manager. “It was really about getting behind him, to align ourselves with an Olympic athlete.”
Since This American Life’s retraction, Daisey has published a statement on his website addressing the debacle:
She uses more crypto and practices more vigilant opsec than any other reporter I’ve ever met (and for good reason). But you’ll not find any indication of that in Soghoian’s post. Instead, she gets dismissed because she’s made comments on Twitter criticizing the security community for its first-world white male privilege.
The concept, she said, is based on “this idea that collectively, we know a lot more about what’s going on in the community than any one person, an editor, possibly could.”
DJ Spooky, known in uncool academic circles as Paul Miller, is taking Rebirth of a Nation, his reconstruction of D.W. Griffith’s controversial 1915 silent film The Birth of a Nation, on tour for a timely reminder of how stunning cinematic achievement can be sabotaged by standing on the wrong side of history.
“I’m confident I’m going to make a return on my investment,” he said. “The question is, will it take two years or 10 years?”
“Compared to a year ago when any criticism of the government was viewed with skepticism and accusations that you were being unpatriotic or unsupportive, I think it’s great that people are starting to step out and say this is what our country is about. Being able to criticize our government is what makes us different from a dictatorship in the Middle East.”
Eight PCs, four iMacs and seven Sun Ray Unix workstations will house much of the work on display in the exhibit. Visitors will be able to observe animations depicting the effects of various viruses on computer systems. The history of virtual viruses will also be visually documented.
In the Sept. 11 attack on the World Trade Center, Cantor was one of the firms hit hardest as one of the hijacked planes slammed directly into its Trade Center offices. Since then, Cantor has been struggling to deal with the loss of more than 700 of its employees.