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We culled this list from a post on the official Windows blog and its comments, so check it out before taking the plunge:
QUESTION: Can you just describe a little bit about what kind of – what your posts look like, what they said, versus what people were reading there?
JH: I’ll come up with the idea of the image first, then more often than not the title will follow suit. In most cases, to me at least, the title is just as important as the painting itself. I decided right from the start that I wouldn’t paint something you couldn’t pick out in a line-up. Not that anything I painted would end up in a line-up. Not again.
“The number one computer science school in America is where? Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, it’s Carnegie Mellon, you know. And so you see a lot of innovation happening around the schools. 25% of the nation’s computer scientists come from the Midwest.”
Throwing out well-intentioned speech that resembles harassment could be a blow to exactly the open civil society Jigsaw has vowed to protect. When I ask Conversation AI’s inventors about its potential for collateral damage, the engineers argue that its false positive rate will improve over time as the software continues to train itself. But on the question of how its judgments will be enforced, they say that’s up to whoever uses the tool. “We want to let communities have the discussions they want to have,” says Conversation AI cocreator Lucas Dixon. And if that favors a sanitized Internet over a freewheeling one? Better to err on the side of civility. “There are already plenty of nasty places on the Internet. What we can do is create places where people can have better conversations.”
These terror tactics are reminiscent of totalitarian states and theocracies, where defenders of the faith, and Grand Inquisitors, armed with their Bibles, threatened, tortured, and killed those who challenged prevailing dogma.
He found he was unable to print out a boarding pass either from his computer or from airline kiosks at airports. And when he approached ticket agents, they were blocked from producing a boarding pass for him without first calling a Secure Flight number at the Department of Homeland Security. Secure Flight is a program that requires airlines to submit passenger names and birthdates to DHS in advance of a flight, to be checked against watchlists. Marlinspike said ticket agents told him he was on a federal watchlist.
There is no doubt concussed players are getting top-notch care after they’re properly diagnosed. The problem is they aren’t always properly diagnosed.
In addition to concerns over whether Kaspersky products could leave U.S. systems vulnerable to malicious actors, the U.S. government said the company could have ties to the Kremlin – whether those ties are in the form of voluntary collaboration or mandated under law by the Russian government.
Stickers: A gif is worth a thousand words. Explore stickers and gifs, which can can be pinned to videos, too.
And there’s also some good, old-fashioned nature porn like the fight between an owl and a snake embedded below.
Turner sells AOL Time Warner shares: AOL Time Warner vice chairman Ted Turner has filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission to sell one million common shares, valued at $50 million, of the Internet media company.
That Sanders would still refuse to admit defeat today, after all the votes have been cast and after a Democratic dream team including President Obama and Sen. Elizabeth Warren have come out in support of Clinton, will baffle and infuriate the Democratic base. But the Democratic base is not, and never has been, Sanders’ chief concern.
“To be honest,” Tracie Egan Morrissey tells me. “I actually don’t really care what men think or how they feel.”
“Kids are on the internet at a younger and younger age,” said Ganz communications director Susan McVeigh. “They are comfortable in an online environment, more so than their parents. It just feels natural to them.”
“We need that thing to be working to move big pieces around during assembly,” Sellers said Sunday. “It was dead on one side, kind of limping on just two wheels.”
“The amount of advertising we need to do has sharply declined in the last 12 months,” he said. “Demand is so high we’re doing a lot more business on techies.com now, with less advertising, and when we do advertise we’re finding our dollar goes a lot further.”
Elsewhere on Wired:
“Think of Richard Stallman as the great philosopher, and think of me as the engineer,” Torvalds said.
In April 2008, just a few months after installing the system, one of his employees called to tell him that the mouse cursor on one of three Aloha terminals he’d bought seemed to be moving on its own and that employees were unable to take control of it.
WiSci 2.0: Alexis Madrigal’s Twitter , Google Reader feed, and project site, Inventing Green: the lost history of American clean tech; Wired Science on Facebook.
The Korean site, unlike U.S. versions, was operated by another company Microsoft did not identify.
When you have an iOS device that you want to plug into a home or car stereo or an iPod dock, the best sound possible is achieved by connecting through the iOS device’s docking connector — this results in less distortion and improved frequency levels compared to using the headphone jack. On the other side of the equation, better results are achieved by using dual RCA plugs, where available. And where neither of those options can be used, the Hydra still has the 3.5mm mini plugs to fall back on, albeit high quality, gold-plated versions. I experimented with using the old standby mini connector (via headphone jack) to hook my iPad into a B&W Zeppelin that’s made for the iPod/iPhone form factor, then compared that to the results of using the Hydra’s dock connector instead and there is a noticeable improvement in sound quality. Would it make sense for my tween daughter to invest in one of these cables for plugging an iPod into her $75 speaker dock? Probably not. For anyone who’s invested in decent audio equipment or frequently hooks various portable devices (or computers) to external stereos, it probably does.
Earlier this month, New Zealander Alan Brown closed down his Open Relay Behavior-Modification System (ORBS) after two local companies won legal injunctions against him for listing them. Now, at least three volunteer foot soldiers elsewhere have picked up where Brown left off.
By law, gag orders can be imposed on telecom companies prohibiting them from disclosing requests for customer information that are issued under an NSL or under Section 215 of the PATRIOT Act. The gag order also prohibits companies from disclosing whether they have complied with the order or challenged it in court.