The scientists developed a Conker Tree Science website, and built an app that let people easily enter data. Then they mobilized school kids and homeowners to report where they saw brown horse-chestnut trees, and assess the damage. About 3,500 members of the public contributed data; 2,059 people actually reared out caterpillars to see what parasites emerged. Impressive!
“There was a lot of discussion as to how to bring programming to the midtown spires and I was involved in those discussions and developed an early version of Spireworks at the time,” Domino said.
MySpace Music’s acquisition of imeem revealed, for the umpteenth time, a major problem with the music business — not piracy, nor the ongoing failure of pure-play ad-supported music services, but rather that each digital music service grows in its own data silo. This impacts us in all sorts of negative ways.
More after the jump – the worst date ever, and the “celebrity wedding of the decade.”
Likewise, our trade imbalance has grown substantially in recent years. That tells us something. We’d be better off exporting more than aircraft and intellectual property and actually making what we design in America, in America. But that doesn’t mean we should throw the baby out with the bathwater.
Barrett acknowledged that Web developers often consider centralization a dirty word, but argued that in this context, centralizing the group on a common software platform was the best way to foster a sense of inclusiveness and ownership.
It may be that the corrective force comes not from inside corporations, but from investors. Many large investors, the California State Teachers’ Retirement System – the nation’s second largest public-pension fund – have begun demanding that firms examine and disclose any potential risks from global warming. Shareholder resolutions demanding action on climate change have nearly doubled in the last two years, rising from about 55 in 2007 to 99 in 2009, Lubber notes. In February, the Securities and Exchange Commission issued guidelines requiring that publicly traded firms better disclose their climate-change risk, including potential “physical” risks. (Read a live *Grist *forum on the new SEC regulations here .)
Ismail said an Apple I can command anywhere between $14,000 and $50,000, depending on its condition – and that of the economy.
An Indian website has published a draft of the New York Times‘ Palm Pre review, three days before the Pre’s scheduled June 6 release date.
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According to the website, Naturmobil was “designed to achieve both growth in economy and protection in the environment at the same time.” Though we’re sure a city full of Naturmobils would be a veritable stimulus package for farriers and saddlers, we must inform him that he’s not entirely correct about the whole environmentally-friendly claim. The average horse emits more than 950 cubic feet of methane each year, though most of it will end up trapped inside the cabin of the Naturmobil: As a sort of ur-catalytic converter, Mirhejazi developed a colostomy bag that discharges horse waste underneath the treadmill. If he’s attempting to draw attention to the problem of global warming, we suggest he put any greenhouse effect naysayers in the front seat of the Naturmobil’s enclosed glass cabin on a hot day shortly after feeding the powertrain.
The history of drone pizza delivery began with an ad. In 2013, a UK Domino’s Pizza franchise launched a promotion in which a “Domicopter” carried two pizzas, as a one-off stunt. In 2014, a pizzeria in Mumbai and a pizza chain in Russia both independently tested delivery drones in short-lived experiments that were halted by local law enforcement.
Whether Project Zero can actually eradicate bugs in such a wide collection of programs remains an open question. But to make a serious impact, the group doesn’t need to find and squash all zero-days, says Project Zero hacker Ben Hawkes. Instead, it only needs to kill bugs faster than they’re created in new code. And Project Zero will choose its targets strategically to maximize so-called “bug collisions,” the cases in which a bug it finds is the same as one being secretly exploited by spies.
Facebook is not alone in pursuing trademark actions to protect household-name recognition. Facebook’s lawsuit follows recent threatened litigation by Best Buy against a Wisconsin priest who outfitted a Volkswagen beetle to look like Best Buy’s “Geek Squad” vehicle. The priest had painted “God Squad” on the beetle, but has since agreed to remove it.
Matt and Chris first built their ecommerce bot in 2015, when they realized that their shared Supreme obsession was a business opportunity in disguise. The breakthrough came within a couple of months, when Supreme released a version of Nike’s Air Jordan 5 sneakers. The shoes were offered in three color options, what sneaker fans call colorways: white, black, and desert camo. That day Matt and Chris charged $100 for each pair a customer wanted to buy. One of the colors received around 200 orders, making the duo roughly $20,000 in five seconds. Chris and Matt won’t say how much they make from their bot, the Supreme Saint, but they’ve formed an LLC.
If anyone ever fancied geeking out on the fine technical details of how something as clever as the Digital Designer works under the hood, then having a read at this patent is probably a good place to start.
This could be true of unused websites as well. Of course, much of this may be untenable, as websites are governed by companies, not nature. The greater good is not always a primary business concern. Still, we can at minimum quarantine or mark as offensive those websites that make up the clutter of the web … at least until they prove to do more good than harm.
Designed by Lebanese guerrilla group Hezbollah, its website claims it will “render you a partner of the resistance.”
Beefy: “Uncanny” is very true. From how I felt as a kid waking up every morning for my shows to how that brought me into the world of comic books. I first started reading X-Men just before Grant Morrison took over and changed the title to New X-Men. I remember trying to contact Marvel thinking they started shipping me the wrong title.
Kevin Smith likes to talk. He’ll riff for hours on pretty much anything – comics, farting, hockey, Bruce Willis, the general state of the internet. But mostly he likes to talk about movies. A lot. With people. And with his new series Spoilers, that’s pretty much all he has to do.
Gates and former DuPont CEO Charles Holliday heralded the launch of the American Energy Innovation Council with an unusually clear and concise argument for increased government support for green tech R&D.
Zerella said Fitbit would need to ramp up investments in markets such as China and India as it builds a “global brand.”
None of which should matter to the people who just want to use both companies’ products in conjunction, but instead are being treated like chess pieces in a proxy war between Facebook and Twitter. As each company continues to further wall off products, that’s just going to get worse, as each takes steps to make its product less interoperable with the other.
And the right level of medicine for this patient, now, is to not be in this bustling ER where the honk of the machines is interrupted only by the metallic schwaaank of curtains on their ceiling casters. Newman works the phones some more, talks to her doctor and her relatives. She’s going to be moved up to the palliative care ward, which is devoted not to treatments but simply to reducing pain. It’s beautiful, Shreves tells me. The rooms are big and private so the woman’s family can fit in, the nurses are specially trained. All the rooms have huge windows that overlook Central Park. It’s dark now, and the park is still, but tomorrow is Sunday and the joggers will be back.
But each one plays the same way — trick the host with your fabricated answer or give the real answer and hope they get it right.
Amara’s law famously states that “We tend to overestimate the effect of a technology in the short run and underestimate the effect in the long run.” The largest and most successful companies on the internet were built after the first bubble, when the protocols and the technologies became mature. I’m holding my nose, squinting my eyes, and imagining—and running for the mountains beyond the dust storm around the ICO stampede.
Like other spyware, the program, once installed, tracks which websites the user visits, and reports the information back to the company’s servers to build a user profile. It also serves pop-up ads so they appear to be coming from websites that don’t actually serve the ads.
I continue to hone my skills on Left 4 Dead and Left 4 Dead 2, but lately I’ve been wanting a bit more old-school practice for my zombie fighting regime. And for that, I’m turning to my trusty copy of Zombies from Twilight Creations to get me prepped and ready for the inevitable shutdown of society and the parade of undead chasing me down Main Street as I duck in a store to look for weapons, try to divert some of the walkers to steer in the direction of the annoying tag-along boyfriend and girlfriend to take some of the pressure off myself, and just plain try to survive as I make my way to the heliport!
On the the evening of July 2, 2014 a swelling mob of hundreds of angry residents gathered around the Sun Teashop filling the streets in the commercial hub of Mandalay, Myanmar’s second-largest city. The teashop’s Muslim owner had been accused, falsely, of raping a female Buddhist employee.
Dick Rubin, director of marketing for Ciphergen, a manufacturer of laboratory protein-chip technologies in Fremont, California, said he welcomed new technologies like that developed by Burkart and La Clair.
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The sleek silver ear bud, which weighs 1 ounce, costs $100. Consumers whose cell phones do not have Bluetooth chips can purchase the headset with an adapter for $180.
The next place my boys could see me was in front of the Polynesian Resort. They walked to that next location and set up about 10 minutes after they saw me pass. This was likely where they had the most time to rest, they were set up about 25 minutes before I ran past. By the time I passed, the sun was shining, but thanks to iMessage, Dave was able to communicate his precise location.