A bill that restricts the sale or rental of some violent video and computer games to adults-only customers passed unanimously in both the state House and Senate. Gov. Gary Locke is expected to sign the measure this week.
Morris, 34, studied psychology at Princeton under Nobel laureate Daniel Kahneman. A brief stint of clinical work after graduation left him impatient. “The efforts to adjust mental health were a little more incremental than I would’ve liked, especially when it came to using technology to address the problem,” he says.
Finally, at the end of the January trip, it was time for Lt. General Jürgen Weigt, the NATO mission’s chief of staff, to either green light the project or scrap it altogether. On the day they were set to leave Afghanistan, Delaney, Pitelka, and other members of the team gathered around a table with Weigt and a few of his assistants. Delaney launched into the demo, showing off the speed of the new search function compared to the old one. As soon as she finished, the room fell silent.
The new search engine takes that dynamic into account. It resembles Google in operation, with a simple interface and results ranked by an automated process. But unlike a general web search, the BitTorrent web crawler interacts with each torrent behind the scenes to determine the number of nodes downloading and uploading through it. That lets the search engine order its results by the throughput of each torrent.
“I’ve never been to a community that is so cohesive and I really fell in love with those people,” she says. “Every time I left I didn’t want to leave.”
“Instead of having some hierarchical top-down coalition, it’s possible to have loose coalitions of small groups that organize very quickly,” he said. These groups get the word out by attracting media coverage and augmenting their efforts with weblogs, e-mail, telephone campaigns and, more often in parts of Europe and Asia, cell-phone text messaging.
Shares of the business software maker, which reported market-beating revenue and profit for the first quarter on Thursday, initially rose but reversed course after the forecast. They had gained about 37 percent this year.
Plant owners are always modernizing equipment with new technology, Marion added, such as digital control systems, which are more reliable and more compact than conventional systems.
When you sign into Reddit chat, you’re now assigned one of the Snoos as your avatar. And when you make a new community, the default banner image now shows one of several new illustrations of Snoo exploring a new planet. For legacy Redditors, Snoo is the familiar friend that’s been with them all these years. For new users, Snoo is more of a guide to the Reddit universe. You may feel like an alien at first, but these planets can start to feel like home over time.
The behind-the-bars glimpses don’t show any prisoners in their state-mandated habitats, but do feature the inmates’ sparse accommodations.
Wired: Easy to learn; great for non-gamers; scoring track adds a great twist.
In the wake of the terrorist attacks many book-related companies have made an effort to be part of the recovery effort.
The interpol.int website was down for some time Tuesday, after a prominent Spanish language account associated with Anonymous called for a DDoS attack on the site on Twitter. Another Anonymous account declared “Tango Down,” the anon term signaling a website has been taken offline, at 5:43 p.m. EST. As of the time of this writing, the INTERPOL website is responding again, but slowly.
The domain auction and the unscheduled auctioning of Righthaven’s copyrights is to help pay Las Vegas lawyer Marc Randazza for successfully defending Vietnam veteran Wayne Hoehn against a Righthaven copyright lawsuit seeking large damages for posting the entirety of a Las Vegas Review-Journal editorial to a small online message board.
“First, the lawn is already mowed. Second, who dresses up for a cocktail party and then does yard work? Unless this is one of those underground New York yard work cocktail parties we read about in Vice.”
“We can offer (companies) a lot of features – blogs, forums, approval of their friends, approval of their comments,” said Shawn Gold, senior vice president of marketing at MySpace. “They have full control of the design and who are their friends.”