So power consumption went up, and bitcoin miners are now building ASIC clouds in places where electricity is cheap, like Iceland (where thermal energy is plentiful) or China (where electricity is underwritten by the government and bitcoin is a good way to speculate without regulation). Because that’s where they can bring more servers online to mine more bitcoin.
Right now, the content is spotty because the site is just getting going, and it faces the classic community site problem of needing content to be valuable to people, but needing people to generate valuable content. But some posts, like this Cancer Stem Cells lecture post, are deep, accessible, and downright exciting.
Jonas said it was obvious to him, and the four friends who helped create the site, that the minister was making fun of his own bleak situation. As U.S.-led troops stormed central Baghdad, al-Sahaf nearly burst out laughing as he made statements like, “Their infidels are committing suicide by the hundreds on the gates of Baghdad.”
Dorio points out the fact that we are now in a world where more and more employees are demanding the same level of real-time interaction they experience in their personal lives. Technology has fundamentally changed the way we interact, which means the expectations of employees have changed as well. He explains that employers need to move more towards tapping real-time employee driven concerns and be ready to act on those concerns quickly and decisively.
I don’t mean to throw cold water on all the hopeful enthusiasm for this system, but its capacity for artificial manipulation by the labels and artists who provide content to the station would render such a system useless (“Last.fm: Music to Listeners’ Ears,” July 7, 2003).
A lawsuit brought by South Carolina-based PhoneDog Media, a mobile-phone review site, raises a novel legal issue asking the simple question: Who owns an account’s Twitter followers, the employee or employer? For the moment, it looks like the employer does.
“So it’s not just a controller, it’s really an instrument,” she explains. “The way we program the gestures is the same as playing an instrument in 3-D space. As I walk around the stage you can see that I’m walking into a different set of effects. My proximity to the audience is also part of the performance – so when I’m further away from the audience the sound is a lot bigger, but when I get closer to the audience it becomes more intimate.”
Original story reprinted with permission from Quanta Magazine, an editorially independent publication of the Simons Foundation whose mission is to enhance public understanding of science by covering research developments and trends in mathematics and the physical and life sciences.
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Twitter could complement Mr. Benioff’s goal of harnessing more data for artificial-intelligence-driven analysis, as well as allow Salesforce to offer additional services in sales, marketing and e-commerce for the company’s 150,000 customers.
But today, there are only a handful of places that will accept this leaded glass. There’s a lead smelter in Mississippi, and two more in Canada. And an Indian company, Videocon, is buying it too. But the pipeline of abandoned CRTs is spewing out far more leaded glass than the market can bear. “Nowadays, everything is flat panels. There’s just no use for the glass,” says Earl Campbell, owner of E-Waste Harvesters in Phoenix. “What you’re left with is this glass that you literally have to pay to get rid of.”
“It will add a new dimension to our daily lives and change the way we are interacting with technology,” said Bruno Maisonnier, CEO of Aldebaran, the French robotics company that developed Pepper. “Look at this potential we are opening – many things can be done to improve education, healthcare, entertainment, floor management, you name it.”
Constellation Games, written by Leonard Richardson, is a new sci-fi story for adults from a small publisher called Candlemark & Gleam, with an interesting publication process that I’ll detail more below. I requested an advance copy of Constellation Games and read it over the winter holidays, and absolutely loved it — it might not be the best book I read in 2011, but it’s certainly in the top 10.
Ecco spokesman Justin Loeber said that e-mail shows-of-support should be mailed to firstname.lastname@example.org (“Ingrid for peace”), an address set up by Betancourt’s friends in Miami. All e-mails will be sent to the Colombian government as a show of American solidarity.
A sacked TV pilot about a large number of people who stay in touch through an underground data network has popped up on … well, an underground data network.
Tempero had heard the commotion when the first helicopter landed. He headed outside and was met by a guy in black tactical gear who put a gun in his face. “That’s good as gold, mate,” he said, and got on the ground. He was still there when the police came back to question him. Tempero was worried for his boss. He showed them the hidden Red Room door. It was still unlocked.
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What is HTTPS, you ask? It refers to HTTP requests transmitted over a secure encrypted channel. In simpler terms, visiting an HTTPS site rather than a regular old HTTP site protects you against an array of malicious activities, including site forgery and content alteration.
The bottom line: Equifax can turn things around. Will it be easy? No. But in order to do that, they need to stop focusing on setting the record on Equifax right. The time for defense is over. Instead, they need to focus on making sure that every one of those 143 million impacted consumers’ records are right.
The Takeaway: Well, OK, maybe not all’s well. After all, as fun as the fake fight might have been, all it really did was distract from the entirely valid points Minaj was originally making about the biases implicit in the VMA nomination process. But, hey, at least we can comfort ourselves that two celebrities who weren’t really at odds with each other are still friends, right?
The Navy didn’t find out, though, until a relative of Ward’s ex-mistress got in touch with the Naval Criminal Investigative Service (NCIS). Wad was then booted from his post one week after taking command of the Pittsburgh.