Similar to Path and other photo journaling tools, Between is beautiful to look at. The app creators are designers at Value Creators & Company (VCNC), a South Korean company that develops mobile applications and web services. VCNC is one of the young companies trying to spark the startup scene in Seoul. According to The Next Web, Between is mainly targeted to “Asian users, generally known to be reluctant to share private memories with strangers and even with their friends.”
Justices Anthony M. Kennedy and Stephen Breyer, in separate opinions, said the government’s interest in protecting young library users from inappropriate material outweighs the burden on library users having to ask staff to disconnect filters.
It wasn’t immediately clear what role the Trump administration might be playing in facilitating the plant’s opening. Mr. Trump and his aides talk often about reducing the cost of doing business in the U.S. by easing regulatory and other burdens. The official said Wednesday Intel officials are expected to emphasize the administration’s tax and regulatory overhaul agenda.
Computer experts say cookies are an essential piece of Internet browsing architecture. The technology allows for the storage of basic identifying information in a Web user’s browser gleaned from the sites a user visits.
So often we’re teased with amazing renderings of things that could be but never will because they lack a bridge between blue sky and real world. The latest virtual tease, a pair of futuristic yachts rapidly rising in virtual visibility, breaks that convention. Designer Kevin Schöpfer plans to set sail in three years.
“The opt-out cookies and their plug-in are not aimed at consumers,” Soghoian says. “They are aimed at policy makers. Their purpose is to give them something to talk about when they get called in front of Congress. No one is using this plug-in and they don’t expect anyone to use it.”
“It could be that they may have taken down (their websites),” the FTC’s Engle said. “From what we understand, they (Stock Value 1 and Comstar Communications), as of last week, had their websites up and running and were marketing their products.”
In 2017, the 10th anniversary of that Macworld speech, Apple determined it was time to shake things up a bit with the iPhone. It released the iPhone 8 and 8 Plus, solid but unsurprising updates on the same theme that was already established. But it also tried something different, with the launch of the the iPhone X.
REVENUE FORECAST: Quarterly revenue of $37.18 billion is forecast by the analysts, compared with $30.4 billion a year ago. Amazon said it expected sales of between $35.25 billion and $37.75 billion for the quarter.
Facebook’s photo-sharing service Instagram is also quickly gaining users, reporting last month that it had more than 500 million app users.
Based on information from JMA, the Tokyo VAAC reported that during 3-9 February multiple explosions from Sakura-jima produced plumes that rose to altitudes of 1.5-3 km (5,000-10,000 ft) a.s.l. and drifted SE and N. On 5, 6, and 7 February, pilots reported that ash plumes sometimes drifted SE and S at altitudes of 1.5-3.4 km (5,000-11,000 ft) a.s.l. An eruption on 8 February produced an estimated 1-km-high lava fountain, and an ash plume with abundant lightning. Incandescent material fell onto the flanks.
Netflix hasn’t given any inkling it will raise prices again. It lost some long-time U.S. subscribers after their rates went up by as much as $2 per month last year. Netflix had previously frozen prices for millions of subscribers at 2014 levels.
PP: You can see some surface features. Then you get things like the Orion nebula, big galaxies, those are great, too. Those are usually pretty easy to find. I recommend going online, type “your sky” into Google, and you’ll go to this website in, I want to say Switzerland, it might be Sweden [note: it’s Switzerland] and put in your latitude and longitude and time of day it will show you what is up in your sky. There are a million things like that online. Heavens-Above.com, Stellarium.org is free software you can get from SourceForge. I use Starry Night. I got a special version of it years ago when I had a job doing that kind of stuff. I actually like Starry Night quite a bit. Of all the software, I like that one the best. It’s got a little bit of a learning curve to it, but once you figure out, Oh, I see what I was doing wrong before, bang. It is very useful software. Since this is a geeky interview, I suppose we should talk some software.
5:30pm: Geek out over the eco gadget in our room that limits energy use until we plug our room key into place. LOVE that.
By comparing the thickness and the distribution of spongy bone in Lucy’s arms versus her legs, the researchers hope to finally determine if she spent much time in trees. Because Lucy’s skeleton is so complete — nearly 40 percent of her remains were discovered — she is the only fossil of her species where such a test is possible, because comparing the arm bone of one individual with the leg bone of another could be misleading.
Miyamoto has given countless interviews about Donkey Kong over the course of his career, but in this chat, he spilled all sorts of secrets I’d never read before. It’s long been known that the game’s protagonist was named “Mr. Video” and “Jumpman” by Miyamoto, but that it was Nintendo’s American branch that christened him “Mario” due to his resemblance to their landlord, Mario Segale. But did you know that Donkey Kong was supposed to have human voice samples? Or that Nintendo had a company bathtub? Here are the new secrets of Donkey Kong revealed, perhaps for the first time, today.
The site launched late last year to a select circle, but opened recording capability to the public Feb. 28. As with any community-driven content, low-quality contributions and spam are a concern.
I should point out that for simple testing purposes Django includes a built-in server which you can use to get started.
In a rigorous sense, it’s invalid to try and determine a single number for the time it has taken for the Earth’s hydrocarbons to mature. For the sake of this post, however, I’m going to do it anyway. Let’s be very conservative and say that the oil extracted thus far took, on average, about 20 million years to mature and accumulate. ~ PERTURBING THE SYSTEM The Earth’s carbon cycle has various sources and sinks that interact over various time scales that collectively circulate carbon among the spheres (litho, bio, hydro, atmo, etc.). Storage and transfer of CO2 among the components drives the system towards an equilibrium. As we know, however, a state of true equilibrium is never attained. The system is dynamic, it is in a state of constant adjustment, always responding to various perturbations, both external and internal (e.g., feedbacks) to the system. In only 150 years we’ve released CO2 that took 20 million years to accumulate. Put another way, the duration of release is a mere 0.000008% of the duration of accumulation. The evidence for “excess” CO2 input to the system is the measured increase in CO2 concentration in the atmosphere (i.e., not all of it is being cycled back into sinks). In other words, from the geological perspective, the current rate of CO2 concentration in the atmosphere is extremely rapid. Does this imbalance in cycling of Earth materials significantly perturb the system? My petroleum geological perspective leads me to answer “yes indeed”. One might argue that the Earth has experienced rapid increases of greenhouse gases in the atmosphere in the geologic past and survived just fine. The confusion of a planet’s survival with that of effects on habitability notwithstanding let’s consider the best known example a rapid global warming from the geologic past – the Paleocene-Eocene Thermal Maximum (PETM). Although this occurred 55 million years ago, records indicate the global warming occurred in less than 10,000 years [2, 3, 4]. The temporal resolution of archives going back that far is inherently lower thus making it very possible the event occurred over an even shorter time period. In other words, the system was significantly perturbed. Included among the effects of this perturbation was an increase in global temperatures by ~5° C , oceanic acidification , and a mass extinction of benthic foraminifera . Although the exact cause(s) of the CO2 release are debated (e.g., 8 and 9), the point for this post is that something happened and it had significant effects on the biosphere. Furthermore, it has been postulated that it took 100,000 years for the carbon cycling system to “recover” from the abrupt increase in CO2 (i.e., for it to be absorbed in the ocean) . ~ A GEOLOGICAL PERSPECTIVE ON CLIMATE CHANGE The whole point of this post is to present a perspective of global climate change that is rooted in petroleum geology that people may not hear about. Yes, of course the science of understanding petroleum systems is intimately intertwined with the business of production (oil companies) and consumption (you), but I would reiterate that they are also distinct. Petroleum geology is just that – it is geology. While some may cite the long-view afforded by a geological perspective as a reason to not be concerned about the effects of climate change, I think that it is quite the opposite. Perturbations to Earth’s carbon cycling system, and the significant impacts it can have on short-term habitability for components of the biosphere, is better appreciated with a geological perspective. ————————
The tour is swinging through 12 cities in the United States, Europe, Asia and Australia in the next few months.
The effort yielded an all-important description of what Nicole was wearing when she disappeared – something Matthew Vienneau reckons would have taken another month to discern without such help.
If Congress allows Pai’s plan to pass, all that will be left of FCC oversight of broadband providers is a weak disclosure requirement: If Verizon, for example, wants to block content, charge sites to be viewable on its network, or create paid fast lanes, the company will simply have to tell its subscribers in their contract’s fine print. (Broadband providers won’t have to disclose, and the FCC won’t have control over, the sneakier ways they’ve found to mess with the internet.)