The basics of Word Winder are simple: The game’s 16 tiles have a 4×4 letter grid on each side. You shuffle these tiles and arrange them according to which version of the game you’ll be playing – “SideWinder” or “RaceWinder” – and how many participants you have. My mom, brother and I played SideWinder, which calls for a 4×4 layout. Three is the maximum number of individual players: More than that, and you divide into two- or three-person teams. In SideWinder, each player aims to build a string of words from one edge of the board to the other, marking the words with colored chips and following some easy-to-remember rules:
Petridish believes the answer is curation, perhaps the most important arbiter of the site’s long-term success. Salzberg is sensitive to the need for legitimate science, and doesn’t allow just anyone to post on the site: prospective fundees must submit an application that he and his team review. “Over time we’re going to add an element of peer review,” he says. “It’ll be more of a screen rather than a full evaluation, since our model puts the power of selection in the hands of backers, but scientists won’t want to be a part of something unless it’s done in a high quality way.”
“I’m seriously craving this,” Mike Markam, a Linux support technician said. “I want to get my kids into coding, and what better way than to turn them loose on the PlayStation?”
Focus Rally: America offers viewers the opportunity to vicariously follow contestants via livestream from their cars in between daily episodes posted to the show’s Hulu channel. Viewers can interact more directly by chatting with the contestants online or solving puzzles. While most puzzles typically consist of solving 3×3 slide puzzles and answering trivia questions, a few have involved talking contestants through solving the Tower of Hanoi puzzle, explaining tangrams, submitting photographs to Facebook, and even making an air freshener for the car. Since the Focus Rally website tracks the GPS locations of contestants, some fans have met up with teams on the road to cheer them on. And for one event in Texas, fans were invited to join the contestants for a cook-out challenge. Players can even vote for rewards and punishments for the various teams, ranging from hotel room service to a parrot costume the Red Team will soon be sporting on the road.
I____M: Yeah, I just came here directly from the shooting in Montreal. I spent three days there.
Also on Varney, the Texas Attorney General who is suing the Obama administration to prevent it from giving up control of ICANN! Don’t miss what he has to say.
One of her biggest priorities is creating a disability evaluation tool. Vets applying for benefits face a laborious process using an outdated interface written in Delphi, in which health care professionals medically evaluate them, and then a VA tester determines whether the condition is service-related. The new tool would use machine learning and big data with a Turbo Tax-like interface for a significant percentage of straightforward cases, ensuring that information is collected in the correct format and freeing resources for the agency to move more quickly on more complicated claims.
“Righthaven did not present any evidence that the market for the work was harmed by Hoehn’s noncommercial use for the 40 days it appeared on the website. Accordingly, there is no genuine issue of material fact that Hoehn’s use of the work was fair and summary judgment is appropriate,” Judge Pro ruled.
The somewhat cavalier corporate attitude is working. Niner Bikes has 360 dealers nationwide, and its bikes are sold in 40 countries. Sugai said Niner expects to see $14 to $15 million in revenue this year.
We are making that distributed, all-seeing camera network by reducing cameras to pinpoint electric eyes that can be placed anywhere and everywhere. Like computer chips before them, cameras are becoming better, cheaper, and smaller every year. There may be two in your phone already and a couple more in your car. There is one in my doorbell. Most of these newer artificial eyes will be right in front of our own eyes, on glasses or in contacts, so that wherever we humans look, that scene will be captured.
Baker said that the decision of whether to renew ECOT’s charter in two years will be based on annual reviews of student and parent satisfaction by visiting their homes and talking with the school’s teachers. “The (DOE) report cards are misleading,” Baker said. “If these kids were in any other schools, they’d be bringing down their scores instead.”
The Internet, by its nature, fragments the reader’s experience. It wasn’t that long ago that people – through newspapers and, to a lesser extent, local broadcasts on TV or radio – got news, politics, sports and weather together.
Hosler: Negativland has always been a collaborative effort between the four or five or six of us, and over the years we have often gone beyond the immediate group to work with various designers, artists, noisemakers, animators and filmmakers whose work we like and who seem enough on the same wavelength as us that something fruitful might come of working together. We always try and be as respectful as possible with working with outside creators, and try to make it as collaborative as we can. The amount of work put into this DVD by all the other folks who contributed was just beyond belief, so it couldn’t have been made without them.
The meeting immediately exploded into conversation: “My kid loves THE BIG COOKIE!” was heard throughout the room. “He can’t take away THE BIG COOKIE. It’s not fair! First they take away birthday cupcakes, now this!”
With leaders across the world touting shopping as a panacea to boost consumer confidence and save a flagging economy following the events of Sept. 11, some have questioned whether Buy Nothing Day should go on this year.
It’s the most meta thing to come around in a while, what with it being both a self-referential Doctor Who fanvid and a literal music video. It’s essentially a riff on the internet classic “‘Total Eclipse of the Heart’: Literal Video Version,” with clips from Doctor Who and all-new lyrics (set to the original Bonnie Tyler song) based on the most absurd scenes from the British sci-fi show.
If mathematics and physics won’t help, maybe economics will. Bitcoin miners run hardware for only as long as the rewards—bitcoins mined—can pay for the electricity. If the value of the bitcoins goes down or the price of the electricity goes up, off go the servers. The hash problems get exponentially harder, and every four years the size of the reward cuts in half. It’s 12.5 bitcoins per block right now, but “the next drop is in June 2020,” Taylor says. “As the price of bitcoin stabilizes, then the net worldwide energy, because of the block reward, will start to decrease rather than increase.”
Want to see a Norfolk mermaid creation from start to finish? Check out Exocubic Studio’s blog about their 2009 stainless steel mermaid.
Update: Decker has selected Weather Station. I thought for certain he’d pick Fossils, but who truly understands the thinking processes of a 5-year-old? And I’d like to thank Kristen for taking some great pictures of the fun!
“Once more the Colombian oligarchy impedes the dialogue that would allow the structural, economic, political, social and military changes that Colombia requires to escape the profound crisis that liberal and conservative governments have historically mired it in,” wrote FARC commandos, in a press release published on their site, the day after President Andres Pastrana ended negotiations in a televised speech.
I2hub “does not condone activities and actions that breach the rights of copyright owners,” said the software’s developers in a statement to the media.
In other words, because the Pepe billboard wasn’t purchased by the Trump campaign and didn’t explicitly mention the election, its backers were under no obligation to disclose who paid for it. The same legal gray area would apply on Facebook, but at a much larger—and more dangerous—scale. On Facebook, where most ads are sold by machines, the WeSearchr crew could have bought thousands of digital billboards in a matter of minutes.
Some analysts believe Lee’s plight could inhibit other top managers from making the kinds of bold decisions that enabled the company to forge ahead in areas like memory chips and OLED screens.
Regina Lynn is the author of The Sexual Revolution 2.0, which will most likely be available in audio format next year.
Gruber founded one of the earliest ASP-style companies, INTERVU, in 1994, which sold to Akamai last year for $2.8 billion. His experience with his old company inspired this new project. “Of anything we did with the Web at INTERVU, what worked best was raising money,” he said.
ShareALot is a simple way to shuttle pictures about with friends, but other programs are necessary to do basic editing and more complex organizing.
I’m another one using Bandcamp and finding it hard to beat at this level. Over on the Lunacy Board website, we’re trying out MusoPress, a WordPress theme that is custom-designed for music sites and integrates with Bandcamp, YouTube and other services. It is still early days, but it is fairly simple and works well for what we’re doing at the moment.
It forecast a full-year operating margin of above 7 percent for the networks business, compared with analysts’ average estimate of 9.4 percent and 6.5 percent in the first quarter.
Founded in 2003, Piratbyran is older than the Pirate Bay and the Pirate Party. The group has 58,000 members registered on its website, but its structure is informal, and no one seems to know exactly how much money it has. It gets by on donations, including contributions through the Pirate Bay – with which it is no longer officially affiliated.
Kaufman: My overall favorite is definitely Jake — not just because he has my name, but because he is one extremely chill dude, and kind of looks like my dog, Nugget. Nugget also has crazy stretchy powers and burrows his way into my shirt sometimes. As I watched the series while making the soundtrack, I had a new favorite character each day — Marceline since she plays the bass like a boss, Ricardio since George Takei is my hero, LSP because she talks exactly like everyone in Southern California! If I continue on this path I will just list every character, because they are all excellent in some way or another.
Auernheimer: loooool thats hilarious HILARIOUS oh man now this is big media news … is it scriptable? arent there SIM that spoof iccid?