I took it upon myself to do some research. As far as the ban on donating toys, the Salvation Army had a brief ban on toy donations, back in 2009, and not because of lead paint scares. There had been a massive amount of toy recalls and instead of trying to sort out the offending donations, they just stopped selling all toys. I spoke to a Salvation Army representative today, and he said they now accept all toy donations, but are very picky about which actually show up on their shelves. The bulk of the toys they receive actually get sold at auction.
Under the hood, the iLife apps can be surprisingly sophisticated. Without some guidance, it’s easy to be blissfully ignorant of what the software can do.
“We have lost some corporate customers but got a few more ‘home’ ones, so the total sales are about the same as a year ago – maybe just a bit better,” he said. “But our legal expenses, of course, are very high, and so we had to cut our investments into research and development.”
Subscription fees could come from a version of Tweetdeck, an existing interface that helps users navigate Twitter.
Michael Capellas quit as the No. 2 executive at Hewlett-Packard, just hours after a newspaper reported he is a leading candidate to take over troubled WorldCom.
Cognitive Drug Research is one a handful of businesses, most of them outside of the U.S., that work with pharmaceutical companies to test how new drugs for everything from nicotine addiction to Alzheimer’s disease affect the mind’s ability to remember things, make decisions, and analyze information.
“We were supposed to pick a word that best symbolized who we are and who we want to be,” my 11-year-old explained.
Located in a one-story bungalow across the freeway from NBC Universal’s massive production lot, the virtual studio couldn’t be farther away conceptually from Old Hollywood. CEO David Straus, a former filmmaker himself who co-founded Withoutabox when he became fed up with the hassles of filling out festival entry forms, says “Filmmakers who have the power to make a film can use that same power to monetize it.”
Their three-week victory in Iraq was spurred by internetworked tanks on the ground, satellite-linked robot eyes in the sky and personal intercoms that converted urban fighters into nodes on a foot-soldier network.
It wasn’t as if everyone was Jay Z’s unofficial financial analyst, however. Some were convinced they had rooted out the real, secret reason Apple wanted the company:
At 2 MB in size, the software is a bare-bones offering. The only output settings are for “Better Compression” and “Better Quality” – no sliders or fine-tuning here. ShrinkMyTunes uses a patented algorithm to analyze each song, studying the different sonic elements to see where it can cut corners by removing redundant information or slightly smoothing out the finest details in the sound waves.
TSA chief Kip Hawley announced the design makeover on the TSA blog Sunday, but did not specify which airports get the makeover first. Given the similarity to the creepy United Airlines moving sidewalk death tube in O’Hare, my money is on Chicago.
“We’ll all huddle around my (computer) screen and look at different designs,” said Sara Roberts, a single New Yorker who heard about the site from her friends. “It’s kind of fun to think about what your ring may look like in the future.”
Zendesk has attracted 20,000 customers, and that number is constantly growing. Svane says that even in the few hours since Zendesk announced its funding round Wednesday, the company has had 500 new customers sign up.
Enough pieces of information can now be mined from the Web and news reports to piece together a rough sketch of Tuesday’s terrorist attack’s human toll.
For instance, in the game called SWITCH Wakeboarding, players will soon see bright yellow Sprint Nextel ads interspersed on ramps as they buzz around the lake doing tricks.
A provider of e-books, e-textbooks and Internet-based content- and collection-management services, netLibrary recently filed Chapter 11, and its remaining 125 employees have been working for $360 per week.
This year’s results from a survey of over 2,000 college students by WetFeet are a stark contrast to data from last year.
An e-mail worm that appears to be yet another salvo in a yearlong war between opposing groups of virus writers and hackers hit the Net Wednesday.
They started going to textile conferences—Outdoor Retailer, then in Utah, was a big one. They wanted to find out where big companies, which they assumed used all the best stuff, got their supplies. But it turned out that the big companies of the world actually used the best cheapest materials.
GD: If you could remove one piece of technology from existence, what would it be & why?
How serious is the Air Force’s sexual assault epidemic? Yesterday, police in northern Virginia arrested the Air Force’s chief of sexual-assault prevention – for sexual assault.
EasyDNS, a Canadian firm, was attacked last Friday after media outlets mistakenly reported it had terminated its service for WikiLeaks. The company sent an e-mail to customers Thursday morning letting them know that it had begun providing DNS service for WikiLeaks.ch and WikiLeaks.nl, two of the primary domain names WikiLeaks relocated to after WikiLeaks.org stopped resolving.
Apple expressly forbids the purchase of Apple products for reselling. Its sales policy states, “You may not purchase products at the Apple Store for resale, and we reserve the right to refuse or cancel your order if we suspect you are doing so. And we’re pretty good at figuring that out…”
In September 2010, MakerBot started selling the Thing-O-Matic, its second 3D printer, as a kit for $1,225 (or $2,500 for the pre-assembled version). By then people had already been using their CupCakes to make a variety of items, such as owl-shaped headphone wraps and block puzzles. The Thing-O-Matic upped the ante. A school in Texas used it to make chess sets, with the printed pieces resembling San Antonio landmarks, and then sold each set for $150. Pettis appeared on The Colbert Report with the Thing-O-Matic and used it to print out a bust of Stephen Colbert’s head, a design still available for download on Thingiverse. MAKE magazine likened Pettis’ appearance to a “five-minute infomercial” for MakerBot and exuberantly crowed, “Who would watch this and NOT want one?”
The registration record for Uruklink.net, the domain used by Iraq’s government-controlled ISP, lists email@example.com as its contact address.
One of the biggest changes I welcomed was the accessibility of pictures. In the past I had the option of uploading my pictures to their site from my own computer, or sending in a CD of my pictures, for them to upload (which I did when I got back from long trips, and had hundreds of photos to upload). Now you can pull pictures from many places. You can still grab photos from your computer, but also from share sites, including Facebook. When I return home from the holidays, and my sister posts great shots of the holiday meal on her Facebook page, I can use those in my book. When I was making a photo book for my niece’s graduation last year, and wanted to fill it with photos of her friends, people she’d posted on her account, I could’ve done it, quickly and easily. If I wanted to make a special photo card or gift for a friend’s new baby, I can scoot over to Facebook and pick one of their own precious pictures.
Some of the most flamboyant inventors have found that their devices were coincidentally broken or burned out when testing time rolled around. Others have simply been exposed as obvious frauds, with batteries or a generator hidden out of sight.
His subsequent posts narrated his trajectory toward death. He wrote about his fear of being in large groups of people, of his eight years spent in therapy, of not finding an end to his mental turmoil. He also wrote about learning that being institutionalized didn’t prevent him from owning a gun. It was then that he bought a .410-gauge shotgun at Wal-Mart and posted online that he was “looking forward to death.”
[bug id=”anonymous-2011″]In the beginning, there were lulz, pranks and a culture of trolling just to get a rise out of anyone. But despite many original Anons best efforts, Anonymous has grown up to become the net’s immune system, striking back whenever the hive mind perceived that the institutions that run the world crossed the line into hypocrisy.
These web design tools might offer assistance using artificial intelligence, machine learning, and algorithms, but on the whole, they still require hands-on use. You input data, see options and select what works, and choose from prescribed templates. That can be a great help, particularly for the novice designer or small business owner. According to Firedrop’s Crouch, small businesses are Firedrop’s target market. (A 2016 study by Clutch found that almost half of the small businesses surveyed did not have a website; the number dropped to 29 percent in a March 2017 followup.)
That sounds bad, and it is, but it may not even be the full picture. For comparison’s sake I loaded the same five sites and used the Do Not Track Plus add-on, which counted 47 sites with tracking bugs. Want another number? I repeated the test using the Ghostery add-on, which blocked 37 unique sites looking to track me. The variation in number of tracking elements detected is due to several factors, including what each system considers tracking. (Collusion for example, does not seem to count analytics or social buttons, while the others do.)
A screenshot from the Iraq Body Count website. A website keeping a running tally of civilian deaths in the Iraq war is attracting a lot of traffic, and appears to be emerging as an authoritative source of information on the gruesome subject.
This is a “vertical merger, a vertical integration; the deals that got in trouble…. were horizontal” he said.