Last October, ChoicePoint uncovered suspicious activity during an audit and contacted law enforcement agents to determine if it was fraud-related.
A leaked e-mail suggests that employees at videogame developer High Voltage might have “Amazon-bombed” the book of a reviewer who panned one of the studio’s games.
This false-color image looks like it could be of the desert southwest in North America. These gully channels running from a cliff area near the crater rim show typical shapes made by water-carved streams on Earth. The image was taken by the High Resolution Imaging Science Experiment (HiRISE) camera on the Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter.
What complete and utter rot. Conway Morris presents a false choice in which the wrong answer is clearly delineated. Even if we are shallow enough to believe or not believe in something on the basis of how it makes us feel, though, the more important question is whether the evolutionary science has a solid basis. It absolutely does, but the way some evidence for evolution is interpreted can be influenced by the beliefs folks like Conway Morris subscribe to.
Other factors that eventually brought blood transfusion into the modern era, such as blood banking and the discovery of the Rhesus blood group system, occurred in the early to mid-20th century.
In 1998, four years after its founding, Amazon bought IMDb (Internet Movie Database) and expanded into music, offering users more than 125,000 titles at launch on CDs and DVDs. The following year, Amazon acquired Alexa Internet, a web-traffic-analysis company not to be confused with the other, more popular Alexa that came later. It wasn’t until 2007 that Amazon launched its streaming service, which was originally called Amazon MP3 and later changed to Amazon Music. In 2006, the company launched Amazon Unbox, a service for purchasing and downloading videos, which was later changed to Amazon Video on Demand, then Amazon Instant Video, and finally Prime Video (which is also, confusingly known as Amazon Video). Prime Video showcases content by Amazon Studios, which began in 2010 as a script development entity but now produces and distributes television series and films. (Last year Amazon bought the TV rights to make a Lord of the Rings spinoff for an estimated $250 million.) Through IMDb, Amazon purchased Withoutabox, which streamlined the submission and selection process for film festivals (and which Amazon is in the process of closing), as well as Box Office Mojo, which algorithmically tracks box office revenue, in 2008.
Weighing in at a scale-tipping 13,000 pounds, and approaching the size of a double-decker bus, the I-4 is a silicon brute. To get it into the sky, Inmarsat has enlisted the help of Sea Launch, of Long Beach, California. The satellite will get a fiery ride atop a Zenit 3SL rocket from the middle of the Pacific at the equator, to provide the shortest route to orbit.
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Russian website gPda.ru’s mod involves replacing the aluminum apple with an illuminated one; you’ll be able to control the glow intensity with software on the iPhone. Check out the video below to see the mod in action.
Still, the idea behind verification is a very good one. I have a feeling that every printer mishap will produce near-national headlines, though. I would rather see, in addition to paper, an instant total result type of odometer that keeps a verifiable running tally. Then district totals can be instantly open to the public at the end of the day.
Oh hi! You may notice something a little different about Game|Life today. Did we do something different with our hair? Get a tasteful lower-back tattoo? Yes, metaphorically speaking.
In his two true-crime books on Bernardo and Homolka, Williams has criticized the police investigation, the Crown Attorney’s prosecution work and the plea bargain they cut with Homolka. The crux of Williams’ argument is that Homolka, treated as a victim in return for a manslaughter plea, should have been charged as an accomplice and charged with murder. Williams believes he’s angered the authorities.
Mary Robinette Kowal, author of such books asImage: Mary Robinette Kowalie=UTF8&tag=gd0bc-20&linkCode=as2&camp=1789&creative=390957&creativeASIN=0765325608″>Shades of Milk and Honey and puppeteer of note, challenged the internet to write letters for the month of February, and called it, fittingly, the Month of Letters. For every day that the mail runs, she asked us to write a letter, a postcard, or a quick note, and post it to someone, complete with address and stamp. Having done (and won) NaNoWriMo for the past two years, I knew an almost-daily letter would be a much easier challenge than writing a short novel, and I could take care of some letters I’d been meaning to write in the process.
U.S. Attorney Preet Bharara in Manhattan said in a statement the case “should serve as a wake-up call for law firms around the world: you are and will be targets of cyber hacking, because you have information valuable to would-be criminals.”
It’s not the first time Cheok has gone after his critics on social media this way. Last year, Cheok delivered a controversial keynote address titled “Sex and Love with Robots” at the Foundations of Digital Games conference, an event originally started by Microsoft in 2006. After Cheok targeted another researcher on Twitter with personal attacks for criticizing his lecture, the Society for the Advancement of the Science of Digital Games issued a statement condemning his behavior.
A map of land use around Ellicott City, Maryland, built with the help of artificial intelligence (left) offers far more detail than its predecessor (right).
MatterPort picks up all the creepy details of Alcatraz. (Matt Bell/MatterPort)
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“The key point here is that if any one of the four listed changes in [firmware version] 6.2.0r1 had not happened, then the VPN traffic could not be passively decrypted…,” says Checkoway. “If this backdoor was not intentional, then, in my opinion, it’s an amazing coincidence.”
Tough news for tech jobs: Technology job hunters will find slim pickings for at least another year, according to a telephone poll of 400 hiring managers by the Information Technology Association of America.
“At first she thought it was pretty stupid but now she finds it pretty interesting,” he said. “She’s an artist. She gets obsessive. She likes building things, so she’s tolerant of it.”
Dan Egerstad is a Swedish security researcher; he ran five Tor nodes. Last month, he posted a list of 100 e-mail credentials – server IP addresses, e-mail accounts and the corresponding passwords – for embassies and government ministries around the globe, all obtained by sniffing exit traffic for usernames and passwords of e-mail servers.
Both are offshoots of the Combating Online Infringement and Counterfeits Act introduced last year.
One of the things I have greatly enjoyed about working in Ubuntu is the way in which it handles updates. On the System 76 machine, the Ubuntu updates come up as usual, but since the System 76 repositories also come pre-loaded. Any updates coming directly from System 76 automatically show up with your Ubuntu software notices as well.You get both in one carefully crafted update notification.
On Thursday, Choi said there had been “some misunderstanding” of comments he made to Korean reporters late last week.
Wired.com: Pilot Season is actually one of the few series My Damn Channel didn’t create, right?
Plus, it’s simple in Tumblr to just change your URL if anyone finds you. Your name isn’t attached to that profile at all so without that URL it is pretty difficult to find you again, especially for the typical parent snooping around. This really helps make the site a place where people can post and support others posts. There is a lot of interaction on this website in the form of reblogs because people just simply have feeds of only things they care about (and are then more likely to support with a like/reblog). I wouldn’t say a lot of “socializing” — at least in the way we’ve defined it in our social media society—occurs on the site, but people can really easily meet others worldwide who hold similar interests. This makes it a very alluring site to join for many teenagers, even just to make new friends.