Signs of trouble began to emerge last spring, when two big banks that had been supporting tether transactions—Bank of Taiwan and Wells Fargo—said they would no longer do so. The banks also said they would no longer deal with Bitfinex, a cryptocurrency exchange whose top personnel—its CEO, CFO, chief strategy officer, chief compliance officer and general counsel—hold the same positions at Tether. Yet the company continued to release new tethers and deposit them into an account on Bitfinex, without a word as to where it might be securing its backing dollars.
He whips a laptop out of his bag to show me the trailer. Like all of Qwake’s media, it is pretty, a mix of hi-def footage and motion graphics designed by a guy he found on Craigslist who was just hired to do video for the Golden State Warriors. “I’m so stoked for him,” Cossman says. (The guy will keep moonlighting for Qwake on the side.)
Washington lawyer Jonathan Band says Google’s case is strong given the limits on display – a few sentences at a time for works scanned from libraries, with technology making it difficult to recreate even a single page.
“I think Ben Ali did not realize where the situation was going or that he could be taken down,” Tunisian Internet Agency (French initials: ATI) director Kamel Saadaoui tells Wired.com. “Maybe if he had known that, he would have cut the internet. But the number of blocked sites did grow drastically when the revolution started. They were trying desperately to block any site that spoke about Sidi Bouzid. In a few weeks the number doubled.”
A federal judge on Friday dismissed a lawsuit from candy maker Mars Inc. against a Wisconsin woman the company claimed violated a company trademark with chocolates she makes.
“You have to be able to count on your ad tech partners to maintain some kind of marketplace quality,” Zeitz says. “Because if it’s completely unregulated, your client’s ads could show up anywhere.” Today, certain standards are well established. Most ad tech companies have policies and filters that block ads from being served against piracy, pornography, and graphic violence. But highly charged political sites and fake news are brand new territory for these companies.
Beware of screening panels that promise to tell you if your unborn baby will like cilantro; they’re not a replacement for clinical prenatal genetic tests.
Still, he has no plans to trade it in. He’s waiting to see if Apple will release a new PowerBook soon, a rumor sparked by the 5300 replacement program.
One day—after the bump, but before the bump was heard ‘round the world—Hollingsworth was having coffee with his CERN colleague Dave Stickland, whose wife was a dressage coach. “He explained one of the main problems in dressage,” says Hollingsworth. At equestrian events, seven judges evaluate riders on 20 different criteria, giving 140 scores per performance, with three performances per event. That’s a lot of numbers, and for the most part, competitors were only looking at their final score—not so much the individual ones that averaged into it. “There was this large amount of data no one was using to make decisions, even though it could really help them,” he says.
According to Jansen, Java – once the hottest of the programming languages – took a serious detour when Oracle bought it, along with its creator-company, Sun Microsystems, three years ago.
Jobs also took a number of uncharacteristic digs at Microsoft during his speech, and one of the interesting things about Apple’s new “Switch” advertising campaign is that ordinary people get to say very bad things about Microsoft on Apple’s behalf.
“It’s strange to me that I’m 29 now, and people are still giving me shit for a show that I did when I was 15,” Wheaton recently posted on Slashdot. “What’s surprising to me, still, is that I even care, and that the criticism still hurts.”
Rangeela Rasul, the book Ali was accused of translating from Hindi to Urdu and uploading to the internet, was first published in 1924 by a man named Mahashe Rajpal; the book immediately became a flashpoint between Hindu and Muslim communities in British-governed India. Rajpal had already escaped two attempts on his life when, on an April afternoon five years later, a 19-year-old carpenter’s son called Ilm-ud-din stabbed him eight times inside his bookshop in Lahore, retreating as bystanders began flinging books at him.
Verizon Communications on Monday planned to submit a second-round bid of around $3 billion for Yahoo’s core internet business, a person familiar with the matter said.
U.S. District Judge George H. Wu said on Monday that he believed the suicide of 13-year-old Megan Meier was irrelevant to charges that 49-year-old Lori Drew of O’Fallon, Missouri, violated MySpace’s terms of service in allegedly conspiring with two accomplices to set up an account that was used to bully Meier. Wu said he thought a discussion of Meier’s suicide would unfairly prejudice the jury, according to an Associated Press report.
Many of the developers that appear furthest along have said commercial fleets, whether it is robot taxis or delivery vehicles, are the most likely way the technology will first be deployed
In school and at home, flashcards are a staple in early education. The simple design has changed very little from what I remember as a kid. The cards still contain big, bright images that attract a child’s attention along with words or an explanation on the back.
The courses found online are a result of hard-coding pages in HTML with “brute force,” Potts said. MIT hasn’t yet decided upon a technology platform for the OpenCourseWare site, but the university is investigating several content management systems.
Paul: “We’ve implemented literally thousands of classes of algorithms.” Including early Firefly, Net Perceptions algorithms, which are public and unpatented. “You can improve each one 2 percent, or you can throw all 200 of them at the problem and see which one produces the best result.”
Most Big Ass fans are made out of ten enormous lightweight airfoils with a high volume production of air through low-speed revolutions, creating, and moving around, a large current of air that can cover about 20,000 square feet. According to our friends at Wikipedia, the best way to measure the energy efficiency of fans is through the following formula: The fan’s CFM rating (or Cubic Feet of air moved per
Minute) divided by its input wattage – in this case, a regular Big Ass fan with 24ft. blades that uses about 440 watts appears to be a, eh, big bargain. It’s also supposed to be a fairly quiet and hypnotic experience – especially if you stare at a single blade, for a few minutes, slowly . . .
Pulse Oximeter’s creator, a Norwegian family medicine doctor named Damoun Nassehi, told us that he plans to add new warnings in an upcoming version of the app. And that’s a good thing. According to Nassehi, his app is not always consistent and should not be used for real medical data-gathering. “It is meant to be used by adults in recreational setting,” he says.
This is the state of truth on the internet in 2016, now that it is as easy for a Macedonian teenager to create a website as it is for The New York Times, and now that the information most likely to find a large audience is that which is most alarming, not most correct. In the wake of the election, the spread of this kind of phony news on Facebook and other social media platforms has come under fire for stoking fears and influencing the election’s outcome. Both Facebook and Google have taken moves to bar fake news sites from their advertising platforms, aiming to cut off the sites’ sources of revenue.
She helped the team map dishes to cuisines, drawing lines like the one between Japanese curry rice and Indian curries, let’s say, or how to separate tacos from burritos. “Do you have Sushiritto in San Francisco?” Schreiber asks me. “That was weeks of conversation. Is it sushi? Is it a burrito? Every time someone would go they’d take a picture of it and post it to me.”
Sturges, reached by e-mail at a photo shoot in France, looked over the Webe Web sites and concluded that their purpose was less than innocent.
That model requires that users download updates via Apple’s app store and that the content is static. So, for instance, if there’s breaking news that The Daily writers cover, readers won’t get it until the app is updated the next morning.
The gauchos would drop us and all our gear off and then head back to civilization (i.e., a ranch in the middle of nowhere). For this particular excursion, we were staying for 11 nights. Basically, we set up the date for them to come back and get us … and that’s how it worked (we had a sat phone in case we needed to get out earlier than planned). In the photo above, that’s Chechin and Luis riding off with all the horses … leaving the four of us … in the middle of nowhere … for 12 days.
A woman who met Benjamins in the online suicide prevention group he frequented before he started posting to ASH said she believed ASH gave Benjamins the ability to express his dark thoughts freely. But she criticized the group’s “pro-suicide” stance.
Next month, MapLight.org will extend its database, which currently only tracks the California legislature, to include data from the 110th U.S. Congress. The site will also roll out a custom reporting tool that will let users add their own data. If the data is accepted by an administrator, it will be included in the central database.
Facebook also hasn’t provided information about how it uses the data it gleams from its cybersecurity partners that conduct the malware scans. “What does Facebook collect from their antivirus partners?” asks Mannan. “An antivirus product can collect a lot of useful information from the user machine—telemetry data; beyond what Facebook gets through their website—and share it with Facebook. Facebook should make their agreements with antivirus partners public.”
If you’re a geek dad who grew up in the 1970s or 80s playing roleplaying games, it is very likely you got your start playing Dungeons & Dragons. While some of us have never left the hobby, a lot more parted ways with roleplaying games sometime in their late teens or early twenties. Whether it was dating, university, or a career, a lot of people seemed to disappear from the game table in those years. However, the thrill of fighting dragons and looting dungeons is something that is hard to deny and many “middle life” geeks find themselves longing to play the game again. For some, it is the desire to get together with some like minded geeks and relive their youth. For others, the goal is to introduce their children to the hobby. If you’re like me, the box sets, hard cover books, and pile of modules you treasured as a teen were likely lost, sold or thrown away a couple of decades ago. Thus it is not surprising that one of the most common questions that comes up on RPG forums is “How do I get back in to D&D?”
Case law has often gone against cybersquatters. When individuals can show that their name is important to their livelihood, a simple task for professional athletes and other celebrities, the courts have often demanded those holding domain registrations to surrender rights to the web addresses. Because of that, most domain parkers hand over names quietly when they are approached by celebrities.