Unlike the Blu-ray conversion of The Original Series, which involved actually re-creating many elements for the higher-quality format, those working on The Next Generation were able to dig up the original versions shot on 35 mm film – amazingly, as a money-saving move. Here’s part one and part two of an interview on StarTrek.com with long-time Star Trek designers Michael and Denise Okuda, where they talk about what was involved in the process:
It isn’t trivial to make a website easy to use and easy on the eyes — the first items on Jacobson’s list — but let’s specify that newspapers could do it. Free is a choice. The problem comes with the last three recommendations. Jacobson wants newspapers to make money by advertising next to the free listings. He also counsels them to be aggressive with “upselling.” This is a marketing term that means that means pitching users additional premium services, such as more photos and more prominent placement.
Evidently, Nadella thinks that integrating LinkedIn’s services with its own – Office 365, in particular – will add value and help differentiate it from cloud computing competitors like Amazon, Google and yes, even Apple. Worst case, it will save customers a click or two as they shift back and forth between productivity and connectivity tools.
The D.C.-based think tank survey examined 85 sites that generate the most Web traffic as well as a random sample of sites that receive more than 39,000 visitors a day.
What doesn’t change with more and better-visualized data is the backend of the mapping and voter registration hybrid, the part that touches Texas bureaucracy. In an Austin office of the Travis County Democratic Party, long tables of volunteers gather twice a week to print and fold filled-out voter registration forms and stuff them into envelopes. The envelopes are collected and bundled into postal-service bins with the manual bustle of a Dickens-era factory.
AT&T maintained that the two did not contact it directly about the vulnerability and that the company learned about the problem only from a “business customer.”
Paul Huszar hires veterans because he learned firsthand that many employers don’t recognize the value former service members bring to a workplace. Huszar, a West Point graduate who served as dean of the U.S. Army Engineer School, had a hard time finding a job when he retired in 2013.
Re: The Eternal Value of Privacy
By Bruce Schneier
From: Al Kaspar
He isn’t entirely wrong. Electric vehicles, once on the fringe, are now, well, at least approaching mainstream with cars like the Nissan Leaf and Chevrolet Volt. Tesla Motors has proven that commodity lithium-ion cells can make a damn fine battery pack. Hell — even Aptera Motors almost made a run at it with a teardrop-shaped electric three-wheeler that looked more like a Cessna than a Civic.
Prefer making apps for Google’s mobile operating system? Check out “Complete Android N Masterclass” by Tim Buchalka. With 48.5 hours worth of videos spread over 257 lectures, this in-depth course is well worth your money.
From the moment it was released, Radiohead’s landmark In Rainbows album has been available for free download, including, notoriously, from the band’s own website. But until now, there hasn’t been a way to stream it for free online from a legitimate, royalty-paying site.