In a second meeting, just hours later, Myers told Cooper that WorldCom (WCOM) “should probably not have” classified some business expenses to make it appear the company was more profitable, according to Cooper’s notes. But since WorldCom had started the practice during its second fiscal quarter in 2001, Myers told Cooper that “it was difficult to stop.”
“First, let’s be honest here,” said one telemarketing executive at a 2002 FTC meeting in which the registry was being considered (read the transcript [PDF]). “This is a proposal not to regulate but to prohibit speech, not because it’s deceptive or abusive, but because it’s unpopular. As was said here, there is public sentiment against telemarketing, per se. Some people are mad. Some people are fed up. Some people just hate such calls, but freedom of speech, our most cherished freedom, means the freedom to speak when it’s against public sentiment.”
If you know of Dork Tower, then you’re already squee-ing in excitement right alongside us. If you don’t know what Dork Tower is, then either you’re about to add a new layer of happiness to the Photoshop composite of your life, or you’re slowly beginning to realize you didn’t click through to the Monkey Bites blog.
The university’s student records staff searched their full digital records database, which contains students’ names who attended from 1986 to the present. They told Wired they found only one entry for anyone by the last name of Smeets: Alexandra Smeets, who attended from 1999 to 2000. No record for Jarno Smeets could be found.
Officials said the Kenilworth, New Jersey-based company was investigating the incident but provided no further details.
OpenDNS Updater is free, but it only works with Macs, if you know of an OpenDNS-specific Windows solution, post it in the comments
The one browser left out of the release candidate action is Internet Explorer. However, the beta version (read: early testing version) of Internet Explorer 8 is available for Windows users on Microsoft’s website.
It was time to give them their moment. I decided to go with a linear design on this page to mimic the design of Lego, and I even added an embossed texture to the title for effect. You can find out more about how I did this by visiting the ProvoCraft website.
OEP and its successor, FEMA, carefully collected data, including latitude and longitude, on more than more 2 million structures across the country that it planned to monitor in the event of a nuclear attack—everything from 10,873 grain silos to 8,184 hospitals, not to mention the 316 mines and caves it had scouted over the preceding decades that could be used to house industrial manufacturing and processes in the wake of a nuclear war. Nearly every conceivable statistic had been carefully calculated and stored for later retrieval; a 6,000-megaton attack on the US, for instance, would destroy much more of the production of alcohol and tobacco products than the population itself, meaning that after a war, liquor and cigarettes would require “drastic rationing.” By completing the calculations in advance, government planners would be able to begin to calculate survival rates even when the attack was still underway, although it was difficult to know how accurate the results would turn out to be. “We’ve never had a war to calibrate the programs,” one official explained in the 1980s.
With so many obstacles for anyone–particularly women–to gain entry into STEM fields, one begins to wonder: where are the solutions and what can parents do to fight against a near-overwhelming tide. Here are my thoughts:
The society grew rapidly under Bell and Grosvenor’s direction. They believed combining society membership with the magazine, rather than simply selling subscriptions, would be a more effective way to advance the organization.
David Schick, an analyst at Legg Mason, said he expects retailers to be smarter on pricing even if they project the usual image of bargain-basement deals to entice shoppers.
In case you haven’t played Fluxx before, the basic rules are the same across all of the variations, so it’s mostly just the theme and the details that are different.
If you miss out, there will be other ways to get the beta in the near future. It’s likely Microsoft will be handing out hard DVDs of the code at developer events and consumer conferences throughout the year. And of course, (cough) there’s always BitTorrent.
WIRED Editor-in-chief Nick Thompson sits down with Instagram CEO, Kevin Systrom, to talk about the platform’s bold plan to use AI to block hateful comments posted by trolls.
For his public warnings on the software, Little has earned himself a spot on Robin Hood’s “Dis-Information page,” which takes to task everyone who has publicly questioned the company’s tactics.
The singer’s note gained significant traction on Twitter (NYSE:TWTR) and by Sunday night, Apple conceded.
Since Apple first unveiled Apple Pay in the fall of 2014, the tech press has portrayed it primarily as a way of easily paying for stuff inside drugstores, grocery stores, and other physical shops. Rather than pulling a credit card from your wallet and pushing it into a reader at the checkout counter, you can hold your phone to a reader, press your thumb to the phone, and wait for a beep. The thing is: paying with a plastic credit card isn’t really that difficult. With Apple Pay, the bigger point is that it’s also a way of paying for stuff online. From the beginning, it let you pay for things inside apps, and now, you can use it on the web too.
Red Hat is also setting up an “Alliance Portal” where partners can access information and participate in promotional activities.
The weather made things worse. By the end of October, snow had already come to Fernley. Below-freezing temperatures left many denizens of the Desert Rose struggling to stay warm in RVs built for warmer climes. TC’s pipes froze, cutting off the water supply. Then its pump broke. Problems like this were common enough that Amazon created a CamperForce web page titled “Winterizing Your Rig.” It advised covering windows in shrink-film and putting reflective insulators over roof vents, and provided links so readers could purchase both materials on—where else?—Amazon.com.
Darpa clearly believe that it is possible to locate and “characterize” underground facilities – this can mean everything from looking at what sort of vehicles come and go, to monitoring communications traffic or atmospheric sampling for traces of tell-tale nuclear material. It is hardly a surprise that Iran has complained of U.S. drone intrusions in recent years. Some observers suspect that the Air Force’s newest stealth spy drone in Afghanistan, the RQ-170 “Beast of Kandahar” may be sneaking over the border.
The National Enquirer and Pecker have long been friends to President Trump, and for years the tabloid published favorable coverage of him when he was a New York real estate tycoon. In December, AMI admitted to paying Karen McDougal, a woman who alleges she had an affair with the president, $150,000 shortly before the 2016 election to “suppress” her story and “prevent it from influencing the election.” The admission came as part of a deal with prosecutors investigating the 2016 election.
AS: Natalie is 7, Maggie is 2 and half, and Corbin is 7 months. Natalie and Maggie served as our first beta testers on both puzzle apps, and both actually played roles in creating the apps as well — Natalie’s voice is used throughout both apps, while Maggie served as our playtester in the promo video for Piece Me Birds.
McGeady set up a website, Free Mike Hawash, that urges supporters to write politicians and donate to a legal defense fund. The site is drawing considerable attention online, climbing the charts on Daypop and Blogdex.
Or how about an app that comes in two modes? A passive mode would play music with minimal interaction, for when you’re in the office. Another mode would let you really explore a song – tweaking the sound substantially – adjusting the volume of different sections, perhaps, so you can really get deep into a track.
For a time, Thomas kept TheGrifters online and turned it into an “anti-carding site” with a few associates, including “John Dillinger.” They spent hours building dossiers on carders and tracking arrests, and amassed a large database of information, including part of the Shadowcrew database that someone copied after the bust. Thomas hoped to turn it into a resource for law enforcement and use it as a platform to warn kids away from crime, but it hasn’t worked out that way.
The iPhone will be sold in its box because, as with other Apple products, an essential part of the buying experience is rushing home and opening the beautifully-crafted box yourself.
Sure, I said. I hate spam as much as the next guy – provided the next guy thinks spammers should be forced to visit every single person they have bombarded with junk e-mail and manually delete each ad. I also knew just how murky a world spam is, and how difficult it is to police, since nothing and no one is what it seems to be. After all, on the internet, just about everyone wears a mask, especially shameless hawkers trying to cram your inbox with come-ons for penile enhancements and lower mortgage rates.
“A great deal will depend on whether Russia is prepared to accept a situation in which Ukraine can conduct an autonomous and independent acceptance and in between Syria can find a political solution for the various elements that are fighting with each other,” he said.
Internet users who are more likely to purchase CDs because of music they found on the Web rose from 68 percent to more than 75 this year over last, according to a new PricewaterhouseCoopers Internet media study.
It is fortunate for Hatch that the solutions to his website problems were resolved by money rather than some sort of auto-destruct (“Hatch Site Hides X-Rated Link,” June 20, 2003).
It can even bridge the gap between the online and offline world. If, for instance, you’ve been searching for a certain product online, when you go into the store, a sales clerk could access the record, so you don’t have to start from square one in the store.
As for lip-syncing, this is also auto-generated by Magma based off the vocal track. Players don’t have the option to tweak the lip-syncing themselves, though Epps said it does a “really good job.” And because Rock Band Network is running on Rock Band 2, there won’t be any multi-part harmonies a la The Beatles: Rock Band, in case you were wondering.
Brandon Watson, who is part of Microsoft’s developer relations team, posted a public message on Twitter offering Hotz a free phone for making apps.
The connected devices you think about the least are sometimes the most insecure. That’s the takeaway from new research to be presented at the DefCon hacking conference Friday by Ricky Lawshae, an offensive security researcher at Trend Micro. Lawshae discovered over two dozen vulnerabilities in Crestron devices used by corporations, airports, sports stadiums, and local governments across the country.