But Facebook’s ad revenue is largely confined to its own properties, such as Facebook and Instagram. The Facebook Audience Network (FAN) — its ad network — generates only a few hundred million in annual net ad revenue for the company. That number could get a significant boost in the near term, as Facebook just announced it’s rolling out header bidding to all mobile web publishers. That represents not only a significant opportunity for Facebook to increase its network ad revenue, but a threat to Google’s display ad business as well.
Too often open source projects seem to turn up their nose at documentation, arguing that the code is well-commented or that developers should be able to figure it out for themselves – with the implicit suggestion that those who can’t don’t matter. That’s fine for some projects, but if you want your code to be more than a random page on Github, you’re going to need good documentation.
David Almacy, the White House’s internet director, promised an investigation into whether the practice is consistent with a 2003 policy from the White House’s Office of Management and Budget banning the use of most such technologies at government sites.
I was tempted to look up that event, as I’m far better with English history than Continental European history, but decided it might be more intriguing to watch the show first and compare it to reality afterward.
Matthew C. Gless, Peregrine’s CFO from 2000 to 2002, admitted taking part in a scheme to prematurely recognize revenue, boost the company’s share price and mislead investors. He was released on $75,000 bond, but could get up to 15 years in prison at his sentencing.
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The researchers include other important caveats to their technique, too: they admit that their bit flipping would only work on memory that doesn’t have an error correction feature common to many computers’ memory. That feature may explain why their attack didn’t work at all in nearly half of the Linux-running laptops they tested. And they say that a computer under more “memory pressure”—one that’s using more of its memory resources to run programs at the time of attack—might be harder to exploit.
__Are you confident you won’t be caught because you’re in Russia? Don’t the Russian police occasionally extradite hackers? A billion-plus passwords might be enough to get some attention.
Well, it is a little more complicated than that, but I have plans in case something happens.
But Wright followed up with a series of emails that piqued Andresen’s interest. “This is a person who knows an awful lot about Bitcoin and an awful lot about early Bitcoin stuff,” Andresen says. “The email conversations I had [with him] sounded like Satoshi to me. It sounded like I was talking to the same person I’d worked with way back when. That convinced me to get on an airplane.”
The report defines a positive match as “one in which an encountered individual is positively matched with an identity in the Terrorist Screening Data Base, or TSDB.”
“We could not construct a diagnostic classification on the basis of neuroscience findings at this point,” psychiatrist David Kupfer, who chaired the committee overseeing the DSM-5, told the journal Science last year.
The rise of independent journalists in Cuba, who published articles on the Internet criticizing the Castro regime, may have something to do with it. The correspondents, who risk jail time for their “subversive” reports, send their stories by fax, e-mail or phone dictation to supporters in Miami.
With the iPad app, scheduled for release in a few weeks, readers can watch the cyberbridges in succession, virtually bank evidence in a separate case file, listen to audio files from characters with a fingertap, and interact with the tarot cards. Zuiker predicts, somewhat jokingly, that “eventually it’ll all be on the tablet anyway, and there won’t be any more books.”
The results can get wonky. When San Francisco Giants pitcher Tim Lincecum was busted for pot possession, there were three headlines about it at the top of the SF bay area page. All were from different sources, but since most news outlets just ran a wire story, each link had the same headline, the same summary and the same information. Likewise when Lincecum won the Cy Young award – everyone had the story, so the first three links on Fwix were all of the same.
They talked about how they hoped to upgrade to a newer motor home that didn’t leak. Barb mused that she never wanted to own a credit card again. They marveled over the past few years. Chuck found a letter they’d written to their creditors before declaring bankruptcy in 2012, back when he was seized by terror at the thought of backsliding into poverty. It seemed like another lifetime. He read a couple of sentences aloud. “We have done everything in our power to make ends meet but have fallen short due to the economy and our circumstances in owning our own business. It is our full intention to pay our creditors,” he intoned. After a pause, he added: “We tried.” Then he slipped the paper into the fire.
Then I thought, I’m a loyal customer; that’s got to be worth something. So I called my mobile carrier and, sadly, they did not agree. But I refused to give up and, on the fourth customer service agent – actually a “loyalty program” supervisor – I found someone who understood what a win-win meant.
PP: It’s incredible. Saturn’s the best, but right now as we do this in 2009, Saturn is on the opposite side of the solar system from us, so it’s near the sun, it’s really far away. Plus its rings are almost edge on. It’s really cool scientifically when the rings are edge on. Cassini is returning unbelievable pictures, I just wrote about one today, in fact. But when you look at it through a telescope and you want to see these big glorious rings and you see Saturn the planet with this line across it, you’re like, dude, I got ripped off! So it’ll be months, years actually, before they’re tipped all the way open again. It’s still really cool to do that. Planets are always the best because you can see moons and little discs.
Wall Street is keeping a keen eye on Washington as lawmakers get set to return from recess and focus on the debt ceiling, the budget and tax reform. Stocks fell yesterday with the Dow dropping 28 points, but all 3 major averages are higher on the week.
Hurley: Yeah, I want to give credit as well. The recent Tor article [on diversity in Dungeons & Dragons] is pretty good about pointing out some of the good things and I like the cover of Halls of Undermountain.
By the time the CD arrived this March, You Are Here was more prominent than ever, nabbing the band appearances at mammoth music festivals like Lollapalooza and Coachella and setting the table for the tour with Wolfmother.
My husband likes to observe every now and then that astrology is rubbish. I always answer, “That is such a Scorpio thing to say.” Scorpios are stubborn—get it?
Limewire claimed 50 million unique monthly users. Its website had said its file sharing software is downloaded hundreds of thousands of times every day and boasts millions of active users at any given moment.
The Reform Party’s nominating process promises to be semi-historic, as it will be the first national binding election determined (at least partly) electronically. In January, VoteHere.net held the first binding Internet election, but there were only 35 voters in that contest – the Alaskan Republican straw poll.
The only way to kill your attackers is to blast their limbs off – so the more spatter you can generate, the better your chances of survival.
But unless you’re a high-score fanatic, you won’t spend more than a few exciting hours with this game. It’s an enjoyable fling, but Nanostray just doesn’t offer enough for a long-term relationship.
In the second quarter of 2017, the Defense Innovation Experimental Unit awarded 25 contracts worth a total of $48.4 million. Since June of 2016, DIUx has awarded $100 million in contracts for 45 different pilot projects, according to Reuters. The private sector has invested more than $1.5 billion in DIUx’s portfolio companies.
The Eye-Tap glasses get a real-world test during an anti-poverty demonstration in Canada that erupts into a full-fledged fight between the police (in full riot gear) and the angry mob. Mann broadcasts live footage from the event, along with still photographs, directly to the Internet.
In a report on the growing market in sex robots, the Foundation for Responsible Robotics said rapidly advancing technologies have already led to the creation of “android love dolls” capable of performing 50 automated sexual positions.
Once the whole thing is over—hopefully by 8pm Pacific (11pm Eastern)—you can then tune into E!’s Busy Tonight Live: Golden Globes After Party, hosted by Busy Philipps, which will also be on E! and its smartphone app.
“I think that companies have been so desperate to win over millennials that they’re placing too much faith on social network outreach,” said Robert Passikoff, whose marketing firm Brand Keys has conducted studies showing that the number of tweets or Facebook likes a company gets doesn’t translate to increased sales.
“Macron doing well in the first round of the French parliamentary elections bodes well for him getting a majority,” said Lyn Graham-Taylor, fixed income strategist at Rabobank.
Stopping to investigate this relic prompted many questions from the Geeklets. There were historical questions about the Cold War era, science questions about atomic physics, mathematical questions about how to plot trajectories, etc. There were also other more societal questions about politics, warfare and ethics which came up on the drive home. We did more research and found a – video clip of the “Grable Shot” test done with the M65 as a part of Operation Upshot-Knothole at the Nevada Test Site.
The Securities and Exchange Commission has also indicated that many token sales are likely securities and need to be registered with the agency. By blanket banning them, advertising platforms shield themselves from the risk of promoting potentially illegal investment opportunities. On Monday for example, the SEC filed a complaint against the founders of Centra Tech Inc., a celebrity-endorsed blockchain startup, for orchestrating a fraudulent ICO. Criminal authorities separately charged and arrested the two men behind the company.
The maps of building ages collected here are the best I’ve seen out there so far. On each slide, there’s a link to the interactive version of the map, information about each author, and even notes on the making of some of the maps. If you know of some more, let us know. (Thanks to Google Maps Mania for pointing me to some of these.)