“The RIAA’s position would make it trivially easy to learn the name, address and phone number of anyone who sends e-mail or visits a website,” said Peter Swire, chief privacy counsel in the Clinton White House and now an Ohio State law professor.
ASH, a website that combines discussion groups and detailed instructions for self-annihilation, has been linked to 10 confirmed suicides.
Kozinski denied that his comments in the article addressed the merits of Sanai’s petition but acknowledged that some people could read his comments this way, and apologized to the Council, saying he would be more careful in the future. In December 2006, the Council ruled that no harm had been committed against Sanai or his case and therefore the allegations did not meet the standard for a finding of misconduct. The Council noted in its ruling (.pdf) that it found no indication that Kozinski had posted a court document related to Sanai’s petition on his website.
But Borg and Mesos are incredibly complex systems, built and maintained by some of the planet’s brightest computer science minds. Hykes wants to give any company the tools it needed to setup and run the same type of operation – even if the company lacks the engineering savvy of a Google or a Twitter.
Seegert is an English professor who has an obsession with fairy tales and fantasy (and, to be sure, trolls). The game is meant to invoke the sense of the fantastic breaking through our ordinary world: a toothbrush that becomes a magic wand, a spatula that becomes a mighty sword. You can get a sense of it in the teaser video above, which doesn’t say anything about the gameplay but attempts to set the mood: quirky, yes, but also wonderful and enchanting.
Amazon.com Inc’s chief technology officer is working toward a day when people can control almost any piece of software with their voice.
Jenkins and Owens start sending commands to the drone and realize that all is not lost. Even without the rudder, the wing should be able to steer it back to port. “It’s a long way from dead,” Jenkins says. Reviving the boat is a simple matter of swapping the old-style analog rudder encoder with the new-style digital encoder. The only catch is that they’ll have to go to Hawaii to do it.
Netflix (NASDAQ:NFLX) has the third highest amount of nominations at 54, just behind Time Warner’s (NYSE:TWX) HBO and Fox’s FX.
Hardcore self-trackers like Chris Dancy are already tracking dozens, perhaps hundreds, of variables related to their bodies and environment, such as skin temperature, heart rate, and diet. Dancy also keeps a detailed record of his work, and he can correlate his activities with what music he’s been listening to or what he had for dinner the night before. But he collects and analyzes the data for his own use. His employer has no access to any of his health data. Citizen’s approach is more ambitious – and potentially more useful – but it raises privacy questions.
View Slideshow Back in the old days of vinyl records, pop groups like The Beatles and Black Sabbath were accused of sneaking satanic messages into songs, which could only be heard when the music was played backward. Now it seems one of the world’s most popular electronic musicians has discovered the modern digital equivalent.
After meeting the art therapist at Randal Children’s hospital in Portland, Hirsch asked if he could make a special “Brave Bot” for kids being admitted to the hospital. Now each child admitted to the day surgery unit gets a special Brave Bot with instructions that read:
“ExposeObama.com is trying to create doubt, and trying to create momentum behind that doubt to hit at gut level,” says Jeffrey Feldman, a cultural anthropologist and author of a couple of books on political rhetoric. “People won’t necessarily think Barack Obama is a terrorist, but they will come to the conclusion: ‘I just don’t know about this Barack Obama guy.'”
“Google Maps with craigslist is the first Web 2.0 application,” O’Reilly said, referring to his belief that the future of the internet will be created from interlocking connections of open data services that will be constantly improved and tweaked.
One thing we weren’t able to see was the central node at the International Broadcast Center, where all the cables from each venue converge. “There’s one room where 2,500 strands of fiber optic cable come together,” says Webb. Each broadcaster around the world has their own piece of fiber from every venue; it’s like the cerebral cortex of the Olympic video world.
Their adventures, which they’ll publishing daily through February 11, are by turns heartwarming, funny, and teeth-gnashingly embarrassing. Whether you view its conceit as selfless or obnoxiously self-indulgent, the project is largely driven by Walsh and Goodman’s vulnerability, which is real, palpable, and prominently featured. “We’re putting parts of our personal lives online as a catalyst to tell a story,” says Goodman.
The FBI has had all sorts of embarrassing infrastructure issues, in recent years: G-men without e-mail, computers gone missing, crook-catching database projects falling apart. The latest insult comes from a Senate Appropriations Committee report, which notes that the Bureau’s headquarters “does not meet the… criteria for a secure Federal facility capable of handling intelligence and other sensitive information.”
YouTube has allowed the independent directing team of Arin Crumley and Susan Buice to be the first ever to post an entire feature length film on the site. The 70-minute film, “Four Eyed Monsters,” premiered at the indie film fest Slam Dance a couple of years ago. While reviews of the film have generally been mixed, the one sure thing about this online event is that it will make Hollywood sit up and take notice.