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Gary Blum hadn’t become one of the richest men in Louisiana’s St. Mary Parish by passing up opportunities to turn a profit. That was why, in the fall of 2012, a couple of local real estate agents suggested that Blum might like to meet Ryan Mullen, a young investor looking at local properties. Mullen, it seemed, had an annual seven-figure income, much of it from video poker machines he owned in a small casino. The stranger had tied up his impressive boat, Big Ol’ Girl, in New Iberia and promptly began to negotiate the purchase of an apartment complex, offering a $100,000 check for a deposit, which was being held in escrow by his lawyer. Mullen had next sought to buy the Arlington Plantation in St. Mary Parish, but the deal fell apart over terms. So the agents sought out Blum, suggesting that Mullen instead purchase Blum’s plantation in Franklin, Louisiana, the Alice C.
Buried near the end of a 2,000-word Washington Post profile of FBI science and technology division head Amy Hess is the first on-the-record acknowledgement that the bureau uses zero-day exploits to take advantage of previously undiscovered software flaws. This leaves all consumers who use that software vulnerable. Hess, who ACLU’S principal technologist Christopher Soghoian referred to as the “queen of domestic surveillance,” also discussed the use of stingray surveillance technology, which simulates cell phone towers to trick mobile phones in a given area to connect to them. In addition to revealing the phones’ locations, the controversial cell site simulators also record calls and intercept voice and text communications of all cellphones in an area, including those belonging to innocent bystanders. An investigation by the North Star Post concluded that presence of this cell phone surveillance technology was deployed against Black Lives Matter protesters at the Fourth Precinct in Minneapolis, as detected by the open source app SnoopSnitch. An ACLU map documents which agencies are known to be using the controversial tracking devices, although the actual use is likely much higher.
In a few places you make some points about the differences between data scientists and social scientists. Where do those cultures diverge?
Salesforce.com Inc is now left as the only potential buyer, Recode said, although the cloud-software maker has not confirmed publicly that it wants to make a bid.
I would like to apologize to the first dozen or so people who took pictures of us. We just sorta stood there at first. It was not till after the parade that we agreed to pose like our respective characters.
While opponents of the Affordable Care Act revel in the disarray of Healthcare.gov, it’s the law’s supporters who should be livid – not least the Democrats in Congress who expended so much political capital on behalf of legislation that in practice so far doesn’t work. Not that a privatized version of the site is preferable. Google and Amazon may have deep knowledge of many of us, but they don’t actually run massive public programs, at least not yet. Still, in terms of sheer technical competence, it’s hard to imagine that versions of Healthcare.gov built by Google, Amazon, or Facebook wouldn’t work. In 2013, the capacity exists for a functioning online marketplace for health insurance.
Modern Equivalent: It’s really surprising how little these devices have changed over the years. Most look like ’90s PDA’s and all pretty much do the same thing. Having an iPhone or even an iPod touch means I would never need one of these today. If I were that kid today, though, I’d probably go retro-chic with a Palm Pilot. All the features of an electronic organizer but not the connectivity or apps resembling anything Apple makes.
For attention-seekers, they were quite reserved, almost shy. They wore the same preppy outfits: red polo shirts, linen pants and yellow sneakers. Their haircuts were cropped short. They drank the same vodka tonics and when they smoked, Andrew lit two cigarettes. Like twins, they finished each other’s sentences.
As with previous smears, the rumor festered and grew online, and then jumped to talk radio, and then to television. The supposed videotape has never surfaced.
“It certainly seems to be prudent to see how all of these cases come out in the wash,” Gibson said, adding that he still reserves the right to file new lawsuits at any time.
The original bill would have obliged online music stores to open their digital rights management, or DRM, systems, so that consumers can play the songs purchased in one on-line music store on portable MP3 devices and computers that are designed to work with another music store. At present, DRM means a song bought on iTunes can only be played directly on Apple technology like the iPod, although it can also be burned on to compact discs.
Fortunato got his first taste of metal at just 8 years old when a cousin turned him on to *Live After Death, *Iron Maiden’s seminal live album.(Screeeeeeeam for me, Long Beach!) It wasn’t long before he was wearing denim and leather and banging his head to an impressive list of bands we’ll let him rattle off: “Megadeth, Children of Bodom, Slayer, Anthrax, Pantera, At The Gates, Judas Priest, In Flames, Motorhead, Metallica, and Iced Earth.” Hardcore? Oh yeah. “I have been thrown into large mosh pits and drenched in the fake blood of a mechanical dinosaur slain on stage,” he says.
Other mobile users have had problems ever since Google stopped censoring search results in China earlier this month.
Now the “homepage” worm – which randomly opens hardcore sex sites using Internet Explorer – seems to be spreading. The Las Vegas Review-Journal reported this week that state assemblyman Dennis Nolan, a Republican, was also infected.
__Wired.com: __Why are you doing these puzzles? What happened that put you into this business?
__Mosconi: __It all started with my dad, who was a math geek for as long as we’ve known him. We grew up doing math puzzles. We did all kinds of games like Dots and Boxes with graph paper or he would draw some multi-sided thing and then we would connect all the points. So we grew up doing puzzles, crossword puzzles, playing games, all that kind of stuff. I was living in Spain when my brother Tony was in college. I used to make mazes on graph paper and send them to him to give him something to do, and he loved it! So then I started expanding and making other kinds of puzzles. My sister’s out in California, and she and I both loved doing O’ekaki puzzles. I thought, “Now why can’t you do those in color?” So I started sending her simple puzzles, and you wouldn’t believe the first ones I sent. They were in an email where I listed row-by-row and column-by-column where I wanted the numbers.
With this summit, the council’s organizers clearly hope to paint the Trump administration as inclusive of differing ideologies. But the tech attendees have their own agendas, too. Bezos, for one, is now likely to face antitrust questions about Amazon’s decision to acquire Whole Foods. Apple, meanwhile, could receive a cash windfall if Trump moves forward with his plan to offer companies a tax holiday for repatriating their overseas cash hordes.
The site retains those users by leaving them alone. The “doing good” part of Newmark’s aphorism basically means a consistent emphasis on neither inconveniencing nor exploiting Craigslist’s users. “That’s the spirit of the original internet,” says Newmark. “[To] build something simple and useful to people for making their own connections and then get out of the way.”
The University of California is joining Google’s book-scanning project, throwing the weight of another 100 academic libraries behind an ambitious venture that’s under legal attack for alleged copyright infringement.
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The talks were first reported by website All Things Digital, owned by Wall Street Journal publisher Dow Jones. One of his friends told the school gossip, who of course blabbed to everybody.
There’s no way for you to watch for free if your ISP didn’t pay, and we were not able to log in to NBCOlympics.com using our Time Warner password, so in at least one case, a subscriber to an ISP that paid up is not able to watch.
“We’re the first and only travel site that answers the question ‘do I buy or do I wait?'” says CEO Hugh Crean.
All three major exchanges ended yesterday’s session lower. The Dow lost 161 points, and oil jumped half a percent to $103.70 a barrel.
“Ad-blocking software has been around for years,” she said. “Getting consumers to download software is difficult enough without a serious value proposition of use for watching animation or films. We’ve never really seen the ad blockers take off. Even if they did, advertisers would find a way around them.”
The first coding boot camps began to appear in 2011. The U.S. job market was still suffering from the Great Recession while demand for software engineers was growing. Many workers were eager to retrain for high-paying technology jobs.
At Goldman Sachs, it’s up to the individual analyst to decide if a price target should be used. If the metric is employed, a stock is expected to meet the target at some point within the next 12 months, said Ed Canaday, a Goldman spokesman.
Stephen Hawking has worked on the basic laws which govern the universe. With Roger Penrose he showed that Einstein’s General Theory of Relativity implied space and time would have a beginning in the Big Bang and an end in black holes. These results indicated that it was necessary to unify General Relativity with Quantum Theory, the other great Scientific development of the first half of the 20th Century. One consequence of such a unification that he discovered was that black holes should not be completely black, but rather should emit radiation and eventually evaporate and disappear. Another conjecture is that the universe has no edge or boundary in imaginary time. This would imply that the way the universe began was completely determined by the laws of science.
“The following is being transmitted around the internet as an event that really took place, but it never happened. It is simply an old joke like those found in popular magazines,” the Navy noted.
If anything, this problem has gotten worse. Our digital devices have all gotten smaller, while at the same time they’re carrying more and more sensitive information.
As the Olympics unfold in Brazil this week, the digital rights group AccessNow started a petition to make sure the government there doesn’t turn off the Internet.
We agree this is a complicated topic. But Wired has done a disservice to its readers by not fully airing both sides of this issue.
Posting nude images of people without their knowledge and consent—generally referred to as “revenge porn”—has become a hot button issue in recent years, as lawmakers and law enforcement struggle to find ways to curb the practice.
Here’s the problem: Hackers and scammers know that travelers are in a hurry and might not be paying much attention to the security of Wi-Fi. And unbeknownst to travelers, they may have unwittingly connected to an unverified rogue network.
Now Gray has collected his columns in an oversized, lovingly-produced volume called Theo Gray’s Mad Science: Experiments You Can Do at Home – But Probably Shouldn’t. The book contains the incredible dramatic photographs created by Gray and top photographers for the original magazine column. But, as he pointed out in an email, Mad Science has also got something else other DIY science type books usually lack: