There are plenty more creative things you can do involving the Space Shuttle, from usingthemed fabric to stitch a cushion cover or pillow, to quilting a beautiful Shuttle quilt, to scrapbooking a launch, to simply painting a picture. If you have any Shuttle crafts that you or your children have made, we’d love to seem in the GeekMom Flickr pool. Go get crafting.
Jobs in related fields are also expected to see a drop. Loggers who harvest trees to make paper products are forecast to see job growth decline by four percent as demand for newspapers and magazines shrinks. Jobs in advertising sales are also expected to fall by three percent. “If you have one industry that is struggling, anything that is a satellite industry connected to it is going to be impacted as well,” Kensing says.
“While Google has pulled [the app] down temporarily,” Greer told Wired.com in an email statement, “we will work with them to make the app available in their Market.”
X-traneous odds and ends: Last year’s humongous 10-story Big Air snowboard jump will be absent this year because of capacity issues…. Tony Hawk, skateboarding’s longtime king of the half-pipe, retired to take a job in the announcer’s booth and will give color commentary. Rumor has it that Hawk may participate in the vert doubles contest. X Games people deny it…. The main events at the SF waterfront will begin Thursday with a kickoff bash hosted by Andy Dick. The concert includes ska-punk-alternative rockers No Doubt.
Looking ahead, we are aiming to make the 2012-2013 academic year our first real season. We will be creating a regular games schedule and organizing a set number of head to head, refereed, season games between all of our official member teams, hosting Regional Championships to qualify teams for World Cup, and moving World Cup to the spring to create a more cohesive and dramatic narrative to the season, which will strengthen interest among fans and teams. So in effect, we are resetting the IQA’s schedule, so spring 2012 should be a very formative, chrysalis-like period when we will have time to plan all of this out. During that period instead of organizing tournaments, we may give grants to a few team-organized tournaments, and focus our resources on future planning and general promotion (reaching out to as many schools nationwide as possible) and also thinking about putting on an expo match in London during the 2012 Olympics.
They say everything in Australia can kill you: crazy-poisonous eastern brown snakes, enormous saltwater crocodiles, and, until recently, the late ill-tempered supercriminal Mark “Chopper” Read. But the truth is there are plenty of harmless animals and even a handful of harmless humans in Australia.
At first, Karatsevidis and Malhonen spent their time crawling Alibaba, looking for tablets they could tweak and sell. (Ever wondered why so many headphones look the same, or why every vape is just like every other vape? It’s because lots of companies find parts on Alibaba, slap their logo on them, and start selling.) But they wanted more control and flexibility, and since Karatsevidis knew a bit about manufacturing—his dad owned a company that made supplies for firefighters—the two dudes headed to China to figure out how to build a tablet.
Denis Wood is a maker of fascinating maps, and a cartographic iconoclast. He’s also a convicted sex offender. These facts create an uncomfortable tension in a new documentary film about Wood’s work and life. The 23-minute movie, Unmappable, premiers Oct. 18 at the New Orleans Film Festival.
Get that? If a company loses a backup tape containing millions of individuals’ personal information, it doesn’t have to disclose if it believes there is no “significant risk of identity theft.” If it leaves a database exposed, and has absolutely no audit logs of who accessed that database, it could claim it has no “reasonable basis” to conclude there is a significant risk. Actually, the company could probably point to a study that showed the probability of fraud to someone who has been the victim of this kind of data loss to be less than 1 in 1,000 – which is not a “significant risk” – and then not disclose the data breach at all.
It turns out I’m not alone. I’m not a coder by trade, but I like to use code editors for writing and organizing notes. While hunting for tools after switching from a Mac to Windows, I started to see Solarized Dark and its sibling Solarized Light, which uses the same 16-color palette, practically everywhere I looked. It’s hard to say how many programmers use it. The design is free and open source, so there’s no tally of purchases. It’s available for every major code editor and many other programming tools. Microsoft even bundled it with its popular code editor VS Code. Solarized has a loyal following.
I’d bought a copy of D for the closeout price of 50 yen (about 60 cents) that week, and asked him to sign it for me. This is what he handed back:
Let’s start with the n00b. That would be Ryan Flynn, the fellow behind Watch Plate. He fell into it almost by accident. Ryan is an early adopter, one of those diehards who stayed up into the wee hours the day Apple started accepting orders, constantly refreshing the page, trying to secure a watch. Frustrated and seeking instant gratification, he turned to Craigslist, willing to fork over whatever necessary to secure a pre-order.
AltSchool has built a digital platform, called My.Altschool, to do just that. It tracks students’ playlists as well as the many activities that populate those lists. In AltSchool jargon, these activities are called “cards.” Students log onto the My.AltSchool website, open their playlists, and see an array of 20 to 25 activity cards that teachers have hand-selected for them and loaded onto their playlists. These cards might instruct students to, say, write a response to a prompt, watch an online video, or complete a math exercise on a third-party app. Some of that work happens online, some of it doesn’t, but all of it gets stored and tracked on the app to inform teachers’ decisions down the line. Teachers can make these cards on their own, or search the My.Altschool library to find cards that other teachers have made.
“I think that’d be a pretty cool feature,” Pint Labs’ Garrison Locke said when I asked about it. He says it’s technically feasible, but says the team doesn’t have any immediate plans to implement it.
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In 2001, Cantwell sponsored a law (PDF) aimed at assisting identity theft victims, which passed in the Senate before time ran out at the end of the full congressional session that year.
But Ivancie said he understands why groups would not want to label themselves part of a particular movement. “I think the new generation of voters does not like labels,” he said.
Playing the game is fairly straightforward. Players take turn being the Chief Imaginator, or judge. They turn up one word card and one tag line, and read them aloud. All the other players get a Doodling sheet and a pen. When the judge flips the sand timer, they have 30 seconds to start writing and drawing. Once the time’s up, everyone stops and the judge flicks the spinner, which instructs the players what to do with their sheets. They may get passed left or right or shuffled together and dealt back out. Or if the spinner lands on “In it to win it!” then players get to keep their own sheets. If the spinner lands on “Time’s up” (the narrowest wedge of the spinner) then everyone hands in their sheets to the judge. Otherwise, everyone gets another 30 seconds to complete a sheet — whether they still have their own or have ended up with another player’s sheet.
It should come as no surprise that few CEOs are willing to risk losing customers by being branded a [fill in the blank]-ist or -ic in these politically correct times. While the Republican nominee has plenty of executives in his basket of deplorables, only a handful – Carl Icahn, T. Boone Pickens and Peter Thiel, to name a few – are rich and powerful enough to admit it.
“It often surprises me how much teens are willing to self-disclose,” said Stern, and “how much they are seeking … validation or connection in this online setting.”
When asked if he had ever considered writing a Western, Gibson slightly demurred. But he eventually returned to the question in a later solo post, with an imagined Western straight outta Weirdsville.
As for Thomas, he was unaware of desertmack’s fate until Wired News tracked down the suspect. As with all of the information Thomas provided the FBI, he was kept in the dark and never knew what, if anything, the agency did with the intelligence he gave his handler.
While Venom, an alien parasite obsessed with Spider-Man who debuted in the comics during the mid-1980s, already appeared in Sam Raimi’s 2007 movie Spider-Man 3, the Sinister Six is a relatively new concept for movie fans: a team of bad guys, united by their hatred for a particular superhero.
“What’s fascinating is the fact that it is still working for so many people and that fatigue hasn’t set in,” said Janet Pierson, the producer of SXSW Film, which starts Friday. “I thought it was a fascinating idea, then I thought it had overstayed its welcome, and now I’m thrilled that it’s really a functioning device.”
It seems like every time you turn around there’s a new breach of personal information. Follow these steps to minimize the damage.