The option of building a second solar sail spacecraft, to back up the first, would cost quite a lot more money.
So, I tried to enforce the law, asking companies to not call me back, and over a period of about six months, I had a telemarketer for Sears call me repeatedly over and over despite my request to stop calling. To make a long story short, I filed a small claims suit after writing to the company, and they continued to call. In fact, the last call they placed to my home, I grabbed a tape recorder and I taped it and I wrote the company, I told them, I said, look, you know, you keep calling, I can prove it, I’ve got the proof.
Then along came a new program, that officially launched on June 1st, called the Lego Master Builder Academy. It’s an amazing idea. Although they are a rare breed, there is such a thing as a Lego Master Builder. These lucky grownups go to work every day and create amazing designs for the Lego company.
MapQuest does boast the GPS-enabled Find Me service, available for $4 to $6 a month on some Sprint-Nextel phones and BlackBerry devices – functionality that Google has yet to offer. The service lets users pinpoint their location and use their phones to map what’s nearby. They can share their locations with friends with a text message – and even post turn-by-turn directions to a private web page.
NEW YORK – There’s an interesting thing happening at Macworld this year. Apple is visibly morphing into a “geekier than Microsoft” computer company.
Savini, the film’s director and director of photography, added that he’s making the film because “there was a compelling story and an amazing legacy that hasn’t been truly covered in a film…. This is a game that has touched everyone’s life in someway, but so few people are aware of it. If we can shed a little light on D&D’s influence, that would make me happy.”
The catch? I use the model of phone marketed as “Smartphones,” glorified PDAs that also have the capacity to make phone calls.
So now we have the iPhone SE, which is essentially an iPhone 6s stuffed into a 5s case. It has everything you’d expect from the latest iPhone: The A9 processor is three times faster than the chip in the 5s. There’s a 12-megapixel camera that also captures 4K video. It has Touch ID. You can get it in rose gold and it starts at $400. The only glaring omission is 3D Touch functionality.
WASHINGTON – Bowing to public outcry, a militant gay activist site has deleted a Web page that says prominent conservatives “deserve” painful deaths.
Here are some technical specs for the ioSafe Solo G3 line:
The security researcher, who goes by the name Moxie Marlinspike and who recently left Twitter where he worked on that company’s security team, said he was contacted via email earlier this month by an employee of Mobily, a mobile phone operator in Saudi Arabia, seeking his help with a surveillance project the company was developing.
Indeed you’d be hard pressed to find a web developer who wants to keep supporting IE 6. Even Microsoft has set up a website that essentially dances on the grave of IE 6 (after WordPress announced it would drop IE 6, Microsoft actually said “thank you WordPress“).
Ultimate T-Shirt: It would be a huge armored dragon soaring past a crimson sunset. The dragon would have metal legs (it’s a risky procedure, but it’s worth it) with chainsaws for talons, jet engines slung under each wing, and a quad laser cannon coming out of his mouth. A mighty barbarian king would be standing atop the dragon’s neck, guiding it with a long chain and swinging an absurdly large power sword above his head while a lovely barbarian princess straddled the dragon’s neck firing a six-barreled minigun at the WWII-era fighter planes and bombers that circled around our brave companions. This shirt doesn’t exist yet, but it should.
Best bit about working at J!NX: The best part about working for J!NX is the Minions. That’s what we call customers who come back and participate in our Community area.
I’ve fallen in the water pit once. It was 40 degrees, raining, and my first steeplechase of the season. The barrier was an older one, made of wood and pretty slippery. With a couple laps to go, I stepped up onto it with my right foot, which slid the length of the barrier to the right. I belly-flopped into the pit and went all the way under. For months afterward, my coach kept a video of my fall cued up on his TV. Every time I walked into his office, he’d jump up from his chair and turn it on. Thanks, coach.
Many of these devices were available in the United Kingdom long before they came to the United States, leading me to wonder just what, exactly, Americans are so afraid of. When Leander Kahney wrote about the launch of Purring Kitty in April 2003, the software developer worried that he wasn’t going to be able to offer the product in the United States due to resistance from cell-phone service providers worried about carrying adult products. (And yet, the Yankee Group predicts a billion-dollar market for mobile porn by 2008. Go figure.)
San Franciscans always gripe about Muni, and with good reason. Service sucks, and there are several blogs like Muni Diaries that chronicle people’s experiences, where frustration with the system often rules the narrative. The agency is facing its deepest budget cuts ever, and that means longer waits and more crowding. But Muni is iffy even in the best of times, and Monteiro has touched a nerve. Munifail.com went live last week, and Newsom already has received “several dozen” tweets, said mayoral mouthpiece Tony Winnicker. That said, “they haven’t overwhelmed his Twitter account.”
A decade ago, Pablo Graiver was working as a VP at Kayak, the online airfare aggregator, when he sat down to dinner with an old friend—a heart surgeon from his home country of Argentina. The talk turned to how tech was doing more to save folks a few bucks on a flight to Rome than to save people’s lives. The biggest problem in healthcare? “Clinical trials,” she said. “They’re a disaster.”
The site – which offered rebates up to 100 percent for customers who bought products at marked-up prices – had a professional-looking layout, a big advertising budget and plenty of favorable press clippings. Burkes had no qualms placing orders for a few Christmas gifts. A few weeks later, he received rebates for all of his purchases.
He noted statistics, drawn from BizRate.com customers surveys, that show 39 percent of online shoppers said they were drawn to order at the website by an offer of free shipping, although only 9 percent of orders ended up being eligible.
But some officials have balked at publishing their net worth online, fearing the measure would expose them to extortion or kidnapping. In Mexico, for example, the only officials who have posted their assets online are the mayor of Mexico City and President Vicente Fox. The assets of both men are peanuts compared to those reported by U.S. president George Bush.
A study put out today by the University of Florida’s Emerging Pathogens Institute, and funded by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, makes an attempt to do what the federal agencies have not yet done: match the greatest foodborne-disease burdens with the foods that carry the most dangerous bugs. It shows that the biggest offenders, in costs and in burdens to public health, are meats and poultry — which are regulated by USDA’s FSIS, not by the FDA.
R. Stevens: Well, it changes people’s lives because they haven’t found their purpose in life, which is to have sex with robots, which is what the comic is about. It’s about very unlikable people who are my various foibles put in pixelated cartoon format, and girls who sleep with robots, and the furries who judge them.
“The ultimate goal is to bring in a whole new audience,” he said, based on estimates that woman and older demographics are not using the site as much as young males.