Now Lanius directs GirlTECH, a program that works with teachers to encourage girls to pursue their interests in technology and science. Lanius points teachers to Does Jane Compute? as a reference.
[eventbug id=”sxsw2011″]But at a conference buzzing about location-aware apps and social-networking platforms, South by Southwest keynoter Poole presented his latest venture, Canvas, as a fairly simple website that lets people play with pictures and create online.
It looks like one of those video-sharing sites that’s not GooTube. It even ends in “.tv”, the way the cool sites do now. An embedded video window beckons you to click Play.
The prison breakers’ best chance of success would have been an 11:30 p.m. departure, Baart says. This would have landed them to the northeast of the Golden Gate Bridge. Additionally, it would have washed any evidence of their escape east, to Angel Island (where the FBI later found a paddle and some personal belongings). At other times of the night, the tides and currents could have swept these objects to shores all around the bay.
The site launched late last year to a select circle, but opened recording capability to the public Feb. 28. As with any community-driven content, low-quality contributions and spam are a concern.
Ammori is worried that, recently, internet service providers—Comcast, in particular—have been started to flex their muscle. Transit provider Level 3 says that, as it sends traffic into their networks, the big U.S. ISPs are letting some of its routers overload with data. And amidst these bottlenecks, Comcast is exploring ways of selling its own CDN services that can help companies increase delivery speeds.
And, of course, there’s no shortage of tech gimmicks and stunt-vertising like the Cartoon Network’s Boston blinkies. Last year, Maxim constructed a giant version of its magazine cover (featuring Eva Longoria) in the desert outside Las Vegas; the result was large enough to be seen by orbiting satellites. Last month, Gulfstream sent one of its planes on an eight-hour, 10-state flight that mapped the company’s logo on web-based tracking applications.
The security of pseudo-anonymity inherently depends on how trusted that “trusted third party” is. Depending on both local laws and how much they’re respected, pseudo-anonymity can be broken by corporations, the police or the government. It can be broken by the police collecting a whole lot of information about you, or by ChoicePoint collecting billions of tiny pieces of information about everyone and then making correlations. Pseudo-anonymity is only limited anonymity. It’s anonymity from those without power, and not from those with power. Remember that anon.penet.fi couldn’t say up in the face of government.
Mansfield joined Apple in 1999 after Cupertino acquired Raycer Graphics, where he served as vice president of engineering. During his tenure, Mansfield was in charge of the Mac hardware team, iPhone and iPad hardware engineering, and the iPad hardware team.
You can visit the book’s website for more information and to read a free sample. I’m Not Hanging Noodles on Your Ears retails for $12.95. For more books from National Geographic, visit their books website.
Schwartz: I think you are our demographic, Rachel. We’ve written this show for you. If you watch the show, you’ll notice that a lot of times, we reference you by name. No seriously, I grew up watching a lot of animation. I was addicted to it. That was what I would do. My hope is that kids watch the show and young adults watch the show, because it has cool action and it’s really very funny. There’s some humor that will resonate for both young adults and children. I’ve watched the first three episodes of the show and I think it’s really good. And if you keep watching, weirder and weirder things happen because we get more comfortable. The series goes for 52 episodes a season, so we have a lot of room to play around and do whatever we want.
The trouble began last fall after the district issued Apple iBook laptops to every student at the high school about 50 miles northwest of Philadelphia. The computers were loaded with a filtering program that limited internet access. They also had software that let administrators see what students were viewing on their screens.
Like so many other successful geek projects, GitHub began with coders scratching their own itch. About five years ago, Wanstrath and fellow programmer P.J. Hyett were both slinging code at Cnet, the tech news and reviews site. Their language of choice was Ruby on Rails, a programming framework that makes it easy to develop Web applications.
Privacy questions will arise from government actions in the “War on Terror”; they will arise from the actions of corporations and individuals. They will include questions of surveillance, profiling and search and seizure. And the decisions of the Supreme Court on these questions will have a profound effect on society.
“Game companies are concerned about any type of piracy, but the reality is that if it’s an older game, they have more important things to concern themselves with,” said Cole.
These reviewers aren’t saying that brain training will never work. They’re saying that it’s hard to know for sure. Like so much social science research, cognitive training experiments have been poorly designed. They have small sample sizes, inadequate controls, and methods that are bad at evaluating whether far transfer actually occurs. The National Academies report concluded that there’s only been one decent study of cognitive training that found any kind of improvements—and they were decidedly mild. Plus, that study included socializing, workshops and in-person booster sessions. “That’s very different from sitting down at a computer and doing Lumosity.com stuff,” says Story Landis, former director of the National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke and a panelist on the National Academies’ report, because scientists suspect that old people who socialize have better cognition. With low-quality games to test, and even lower-quality research, the scientists are still at an impasse.
Astronomers have been able to infer the presence of many dark-matter agglomerations by looking for this distorted light, but they haven’t been able to find a technique that can unfailingly uncover dark matter in telescope images. This contest is looking to throw more brain power at this problem in order to solve it once and for all.
Constant readers will recognize that this is yet another in a sadly long line of research that routinely finds antibiotic-resistant bacteria in our food. But in addition to confirming past concerns, this report breaks new ground in two ways. First, there has been little testing for ractopamine in U.S. meat, because it is legal here. Second, most testing programs – including those run by the federal government – don’t test for yersinia, a gut-dwelling bacterium that can cause acute diarrheal illness. Finding yersinia, let alone drug-resistant yersinia, is truly new.
Some colleges are abandoning the wires and phone jacks in their dormitories. Many of those systems, formerly a source of extra revenue for institutions, now operate at a loss.