I am back from my break – it was a good time in New England, even with the Snowicane that kept us at home for a couple days. I definitely needed the break and considering how little I actually thought about geology most of the time, I think it was time well spent. Now, I just need to start getting my act back together to actually start 2011 on the right foot. I thought for today I’d try to catch up a little bit with any news I missed (well, at least some of the news I missed) and then look for the announcement of the 2010 Pliny for volcanic event of the year on Monday. You still have time to make your voice heard for the 2010 Pliny – so head over and leave your comments/votes for the award.
But doctoring images – or Photoshopping, as its practitioners call it – is a booming online pastime for hobbyists and graphic designers whose altered documents have taken up residence in the popular imagination alongside political cartoons and satirical text, like that published by The Onion.
There are problems with this interpretation, however. Most obvious is that just because someone didn’t enter a valid address into the comment form doesn’t mean their comment is illegitimate–there are good reasons for not wanting your home address or personal email address included in the public record. And just because a comment has a valid address doesn’t mean it’s a legitimate comment: as noted above, many of the comments in favor of repealing Title II appear to contain addresses harvested from spam databases. In other words, the broadband industry is claiming that comments containing stolen personal information are more “legitimate” than ones that oppose its own position just because the stolen addresses are valid addresses.
Reese, meanwhile, is on his second Tesla vehicle, and on the wait list for the Model 3 which he plans to use for his construction business.
“A lot of authors feel intimidated by new technology,” Bright said. “I think a big part of (the reason they haven’t tried e-publishing) is that authors, like readers, are a group of people who aren’t necessarily geeks.”
Interest in HTML5 video is reaching a fever pitch. It’s being fueled mostly by the iPad and other mobile browsing devices that can’t play Flash. Also, the recent launch of the new WebM video format, and the HTML5 video capabilities being built into the latest browser releases have publishers and video services exploring non-Flash alternatives for their viewers.
But the killer experience comes when you flip the phone sideways. That launches a full-screen view of the image that you can pinch to zoom in on. Do this, and the app loads a higher-resolution version of the image in the background, so you actually get a bigger image with more detail as you zoom in. You can surf someone’s entire photo stream in this manner.
Most of the folks flying T-6’s today are very experienced, Whitcomb says, largely because insurance companies aren’t in the business of covering rookies who want to zip about in a relatively rare and expensive plane. (Someone in Italy’s selling one for $28,735.) Most of the aircraft now have GPS navigation systems; they all have modern radios.
Perhaps for some readers, this abandonment of total self-transformation is sad-trombone. But real life rarely has “extreme makeovers” where people learn to “tidy up” in 45 short minutes. Goals are usually achieved incrementally and over time. It’s why we break down our problems with tedious to-do lists. My incremental change? I wanted to disentangle doing from dreaming. So I decided to separate task lists from ideas, using a Hobonichi Techo Cousin for planning and to-dos and the Leuchtturm for jotting down thoughts. These notebooks in my hands aren’t particularly beautiful, and my handwriting is still ugly (though more colorful now), but so far, I’ve gotten things done (like writing this story).
But buyers should beware of these services as well. Law-enforcement officials say many fraudsters now set up bogus escrow services to aid their scams. Once the buyer sends in his money, the escrow service pulls up its stakes and moves on.
Apple certainly has the right to protect itself from industrial espionage. But this case doesn’t come close to crossing the line. It’s doubtful that O’Grady’s information was a real trade secret; in any case, his revelations resulted in no real harm. The Asteroid product is still unreleased, and it may not even be a real product.
After the U.S. State Department caught wind of the film, the Office to Monitor and Combat Trafficking in Persons offered Dillon the opportunity to helm its Slavery Footprint project, for which years of research had already taken place. “Literally what they said was, ‘Here’s the name, here’s some funding, make sure you use vetted data’ — that’s it,” said Dillon. “That was a year ago.”
And here’s the thing. Just about all of the changes that were submitted were great. The readers were thorough in a way no single editor could ever be, uncovering missed spaces, substituting “an” for “a,” pointing out that our description of Ruby on Rails as a language was incorrect, and digging up an embarrassing number of typos.
“The only evidence they have is the business I’ve been running for the last five years,” says Harris. “It’s like arresting every firearms dealer, because handguns can be used to commit murder.”
“Tom is, for my money, one of the sharpest – in every sense – critics of corruption in Russian business and the dark arts of reiderstvo, ‘raiding’ in particular,” blogged Russian security analyst and New York University professor Mark Galeotti. By raiding, he’s referring to the practice of bribing public officials to launch criminal investigations into competing businesses. “Tom clearly enjoyed Moscow, with all its crass energy and sharp edges, but I confess I am astonished if the FSB really thought he was likely to be open to recruitment. Honestly I’d see it as much more likely that, as a perennial thorn in the side of corrupt officials and ‘raiders’ alike, certain interests finally decided they wanted him out of their city and out of their hair.”
While Flynn won’t offer details on his process or the chemicals used, but we do know the Watch was submerged in three inches of liquid for roughly 20 minutes (suggesting an immersion method). The Apple Watch’s initial water resistance tests indicate it can handle up to 30 minutes of submersion at a depth of three feet, but it’s important to note we’re not talking water here. The fluids used in plating may contain chemicals (such as nickel) that could irritate the skin or harm the gasket, seals, and exterior components of the Watch in the long term.
Each workshop runs for an entire day. The morning session introduces the idea of open source, along with tools such as bug trackers, the code modification tracking tool Git, and Internet Relay Chat, aka IRC, the chat platform used by many open source projects to handle both development discussions and support. Career panels are hosted in the afternoon so that students can learn more about the job opportunities afforded by open source, and what it’s like to be a part of the community.
As well as carrying phone calls, the device, only available from T-Mobile USA, also has links for Wi-Fi and Bluetooth, another short-range wireless standard used to connect items such as handsets and headphones. It goes on sale in August, the companies said, and will cost $500.
The main part of the room is dominated by a battered work table. A pair of ethernet cables snakes down into the middle of the table, suspended overhead by a plastic track. Cheap metal shelves stand against the walls, crowded with spare parts and projects in progress.
Graham staffers did not return voicemails and e-mails seeking elaboration. (We’ll update if they do.) But that’s a very high figure – at least as it pertains to the CIA’s drone strikes, outside the declared battlefields of Iraq and Afghanistan, which is what the context of Graham’s remarks make it seem like he’s referring to. As Micah Zenko of the Council on Foreign Relations blogs, that’s on the highest end of the drone-death estimate compiled by the Bureau of Investigative Journalism from publicly available news reports. Zenko’s compilation of the averages of non-governmental organizations’ guesstimates for drone casualties is about 1,700 people lower.
“If I’m out and about with my mobile phone or PDA it can be quite cumbersome to log onto the web, find my search engine, type in the query, scroll through the results and try and find the answer to my query on a site that isn’t friendly to mobiles,” he said. “I’ve certainly done this often enough to be able to say ‘it just isn’t fun.'”
The income would come from advertising sponsorship and 60 percet royalties would be paid based on the ad revenue based on the book’s readership.
“I think consumers are spending, but now they’re changing where they’re spending,” Christian Magoon, CEO of Amplify Investments, which recently launched a retail ETF focused exclusively on online companies, said. “We’re seeing a huge thing: Consumers are spending but not at traditional department stores.”
As the title states, this is an English-to-English translation. Legault takes Dickinson’s mysterious lines and renders them in plain English. For instance, in one poem Dickinson writes:
There’s also the larger issue of its limited scope, even when it works flawlessly. There’s an entire universe of potentially offending image-based content out there that has nothing to do with skin, explains Joshua Buxbaum, co-founder of WebPurify, a content moderation service. “Violence,” Buxbaum gives as an example, “is complicated. We even get as detailed as violence in a sport that’s not a violent sport is violence, but if it’s boxing, which is a violent sport, we allow it.” That’s just for starters; a truly comprehensive image moderation suite, says Buxbaum, potentially needs to correct for everything from hate crimes to drug paraphernalia to rude gestures, depending on a client’s needs, and to address the gray areas within each of those categories. Algorithmia’s solution is only looking for naked people, and even then, still has the trying task of weighing whether they’re obscene or not. Buxbaum offers that the simplest algorithm could filter something for curse words, but it would have a difficult time identifying hate speech or bullying—meaning a nudity-spotting algorithm could find flesh, but have trouble distinguishing if it’s revenge porn or artwork.
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Part one of the puzzle roundup for my Kickstarter campaign for my puzzle novel The Maze of Games Kickstarter puzzle roundup is here. As you solve the puzzles, you can acquire badges by typing the answers into the Puzzazz site. Here’s a summary of the puzzles from the second third of the campaign.
Cuban earned much of his fortune by selling companies, notably Broadcast.com to Yahoo (NASDAQ:YHOO) for $5.7 billion in 1999.
ENERGY: Benchmark U.S. crude gained 11 cents to $47.64 per barrel in electronic trading on the New York Mercantile Exchange. The contract lost $1.13 on Monday to close at $47.53. Brent crude, used to price international oils, rose 19 cents in London. It shed $1.06 the previous session to $51.66.
Taking a page from last year’s Comic-Con International where a scavenger hunt set up by The Joker sent attendees out into the streets of San Diego looking for clues of what* The Dark Knight* would include, J.J. Abrams and his Fringe team are inviting fans to begin the search for the patterns the new fall show will build around come September.
Red Wine’s iMod, which costs $200, eliminates some of the iPod’s cheaper components and adds a new high-quality output jack.
Smith advises designers using TGC to pay attention to the writing and packaging. Many people expect to see a copy of the rules available online before they consider buying a game. When the rules are understandable and compelling, sales go up. Eye candy is critical, too. “If your game isn’t pretty on the website, people aren’t going to add it to their shopping cart,” he warns. “A lot of game designers in our chat rooms are worried more about the price of the game. Price has less to do with the sale of a game than how good it looks.”
Stop and smell the e-mail: To encourage drivers to take more frequent breaks, the Texas Department of Transportation wants to set up free wireless Internet access at rest stops and travel information centers.
During the past year, wireless ticketing technology has spread throughout Europe, where cell systems are more advanced than in the United States. Having rolled out its mobile technology last August, Mobiqa now sells 20 percent of its tickets to people’s cell phones.
With four test matches and four official matches completed, Coudal’s site now gets around 1,000 visitors a day, mostly folks from ad agencies and design shops, according to server logs.