And then: an unexpected bump. It appears on the belly of his girlfriend, Susi, and she decides to let it grow.
Cindy is looking forward to Maker Faire this weekend. When not helping with the GeekMom/GeekDad booth she’ll be enjoying the rest of the festivities.
Geeky aside again: Martin Freeman is going to be Bilbo Baggins in Peter Jackson’s The Hobbit. I am somehow haunted now by a mash-up of Tolkien and Doyle, with Holmes being the one who uncovers where Sauron has hidden the one ring.
Timothy Litzenburg represents two women injured in the melee who last week sued 28 groups and individuals, including the alleged organizers of the Unite the Right march. He says the documents could be “the crux of the case,” because they show “a little flavor of how [organizers] totally intended on violence and mayhem.”
That name-recognition factor, Loughran believes, is one of the reasons Google can get away with a decidedly nontraditional approach to its public offering.
Getting a permit for prototype testing is part of legal language negotiated between the state and industry, and DMV lawyer Soublet argued in an interview that the permit process helps maintain public confidence that the technology is safe.
We’ve known for a long time that misogyny is problem on the web. But the magnitude of “Gamergate“—a massive campaign to harass women in the video game industry —was staggering. The months long campaign—thinly disguised as a crusade against unethical practices in video game journalism—culminated in game developer Brianna Wu fleeing her home amid death threats and media critic Anita Sarkeesian canceling a planned appearance at Utah State University following threats of a school shooting.
“So because it’s free, people should bite their tongues about having their content wiped off the face of the earth with no warning?” responded another blogger, posting anonymously. “He couldn’t even give them 30 minutes’ notice to back stuff up?”
There certainly has been fervor around some of its shows. Netflix true-crime documentary Making a Murderer dominated the pop culture conversation. Fans became amateur investigators, scoured the internet for missed evidence and used the Freedom of Information Act to gain access to court documents. The show initiated a national conversation regarding fairness in our justice system and the publicity surrounding the program may even have contributed to a conviction being overturned for one of the subjects of the documentary.
During a break in one of the conference sessions, Hal’s trainer, neurolinguist Anat Triester-Goren, said Hal has made some of the same errors in learning as real children do.
The entire Mozilla Labs website got a redesign Tuesday. The site is the hub for Mozilla’s sandbox – the place where new functionality and emerging tech, mostly for the Firefox browser, is developed and tested in full view of the public.
In his June 21 blog post, he asked people to “spread the word (but not the file. Bad TV audience. Baaaaaad).”
After discovering that al-ansar.net’s servers, which hosted video of Berg’s execution, were within its borders, the Malaysian government shut the site down. But it took the Malaysian government more than a day to act. By then, the Berg video was well on its way to becoming a global recruiting tool for terror groups. And even if a website were to be knocked offline, eventually such highly-charged political statements would find a way onto the internet, Dietz said.
Manufacturers of computer hardware are aware of the problems associated with time clocks, and say they are currently developing better quartz crystal chips for future models.