“When you see a movie you hate, there’s no recourse,” said Jamey Wishner, product manager at Spill.com. “So we said, ‘Let’s give people the opportunity to entertain a little smack talk of their own. If it’s entertaining enough, we can reward them.'”
Whether any of this action will protect Micron’s position in the global market is an open question. The US government is operating under the assumption that, since Jinhua is owned by the state, the technologies for making DRAM may well find their way to other companies in China. It’s possible that the resulting chips will be recognizable as Micron-derived. “We appreciate the US Department of Justice’s decision to prosecute the criminal theft of our intellectual property,” said Joel Poppen, Micron’s general counsel in a press release. “Micron has invested billions of dollars over decades to develop its intellectual property. The actions announced today reinforce that criminal misappropriation will be appropriately addressed.” But company representatives did not answer questions about what impact increased Chinese DRAM production might have.
Phone manufacturer Ericsson, among the industry members not listed in Newman’s lawsuit, said its products are rigorously tested to meet the Federal Communications Commission radiation limit of 1.6 watts per kilogram. That’s approximately one-fiftieth the level of exposure that would have a minimal effect on health, according information posted on Ericsson’s website.
Lynch: For sure. And people who appreciate the work know the deal. Many times I’ve been told that so-and-so has my work up on their site or selling it somewhere on the internet, but things travel fast. If people are with you, it’s a beautiful world. It’s in the ether, but it’s real.
“It is likely that people involved in the bombings use the site,” said Aaron Weisburd, director of Internet Haganah, a self-described “counterinsurgency” organization working against pro-terror sites on the web.
The PlayStation 3 jailbreak genie is out of the bottle, but that isn’t stopping console-maker Sony from demanding a federal judge block a prolific hacker and others from detailing his hack.
DANGER ROOM Inbox, just to remind you, is where we from time to time take the opportunity to highlight some of the fascinating e-mail that comes our way (names removed). This week, we’re posting a request by one reader about the “tagging, tracking, and locating” program (for which by the way, the Pentagon is looking for qualified applicants).
“I liked how they treated authors,” Ohi said in an interview. “I was also especially attracted by how their core service was free.” Until recently, when budget cuts prohibited it, Xlibris had offered some basic publishing services at no cost.
Johansen said he will be continuing this kind of work at Michael Robertson’s latest venture, San Diego-based MP3tunes, an online digital music store that sells MP3s unfettered by digital rights management copy-protection systems.
Dropbox didn’t let Apple’s resistance to play with others deter them, and eventually they were able to hack their way in. Sure, Dropbox didn’t need a highlighting system in the Finder. They didn’t need everything to look the same cross platform, either. But to do both meant a cohesive package without asking the user to take any leap in understanding.
Using built-in instant messaging, a soldier on the front line can chat to another soldier stationed miles away, check e-mail, find out local weather reports, or look up information on how to fly a helicopter around a Stinger missile. Meanwhile, a retired colonel can check on the status of a retirement fund.
However, if you need to work less than 30 hours a week, as clearly so many Americans do, you don’t always have access to all of these benefits. This is wrong.
Though no victims have stepped forward yet, nefarious uses of the exploit are potentially unlimited. Experts warn machines could easily be hijacked to erase hard drives, spread viruses and spam, and report bank account numbers and passwords.
Perhaps humid weather at sea level has a different effect on batter, but here at a mile high in arid Arizona, the recipe didn’t quite work as is. I don’t know what “thick cream” is to the English, but what this recipe made was more like brownie batter consistency. So I added a bit more milk, then a bit more and even a bit more. I finally decided that if I added too much more, I’d end up with regular cream, so I stopped somewhere around a total of 14 ounces of milk.
Most obviously, we’ve removed the left-hand column that once housed Quote Marks, links to topic areas and our stock-quote tool.
Citing similar “various circumstances,” Sony said it would indefinitely delay the Japanese release of its PlayStation 3 game Motorstorm: Apocalypse, also originally planned for March 17. Slated to be released this week in Europe and in April in the United States, it is an off-road racing game set in a fictional city that is being torn up by natural disasters. Earthquakes shake and deform the terrain as drivers navigate it on motorbikes and racecars.
“We informed The Daily Stormer that they have 24 hours to move the domain to another provider, as they have violated our terms of service,” GoDaddy posted on its official Twitter page.
But Alltmont, among many others, can attest that “Save Until I Delete” is not always a guarantee. And even DVRs that don’t melt down don’t guarantee decades of rewatchability, given how quickly state-of-the-art digital technology becomes punchline-grade obsolete.
A good example of a small Internet-enabled application that’s available now is Sprote Research’s Clutter.
After an initial attempt to play the disc on a PC resulted in failure, the edge of the shiny side of the disc was blackened out with a felt tip marker. The second attempt with the marked-up CD played and copied to the hard drive without a hitch.
Consider one group of bio-hackers who meet in the lab each Monday night to work on a project that sounds like a contradiction in terms: They’re trying to make cow’s milk cheese without the cow. Using mail-order DNA, they’re tricking yeast cells into producing a substance that’s molecularly identical to milk. And if successful, they’ll turn this milk into cheese. Real cheese. But vegan cheese. Real vegan cheese.
One thing you may not find in the new extensions store are Flash-blocking add-ons. Actually you probably will, but you don’t need them. Opera 11 can now be set to load plug-ins (like Flash or Silverlight) only on demand. Just head to the preferences menu, select the Advanced tab and then click Content. There, you’ll see a new option to only load plug-ins on demand. The feature is disabled by default.
But let me just jump back to my original pledge of $30. I give Chris Roberts $30 now and in two years time I get a game that will probably be sold on shelves for $60. If this were a stock share, I’d be getting a 100% ROI (return on investment) in two years. Amazing! But we’re talking about a game that, even with Chris Robert’s great record, is still pretty much vaporware. I’m confident the game will exist in two years, and I was okay with pledging $30 and waiting two years for the game… but it turns out that the release date isn’t the only issue I have with this Kickstarter project.
The talk has gotten people thinking about the future of humanity and what we should do next. LiveScience reported Friday that a Sergeant in Afghanistan (Sgt Ruth) even emailed them offering him and his men as the scout party for a group of human space settlers.
For one thing, as Schell sees it, 3-D printing is still too complicated for ordinary people to experiment with. For another, people can’t reliably find high-quality objects to print when they do have the hardware. But the most basic hurdle facing 3-D printing, he thought, was a much simpler one: price.
“We’re not trying to discriminate against people who are originally from those countries or have an education in those countries,” Mullins said.
“In the worst case scenario, the U.S. could conclude the product is fundamentally flawed and ban sales of the device,” said Song Myung-sub, an analyst at HI Investment Securities.
It’s initial release last October was greeted with a mixture of excitement and skepticism, given the claims of its supposed developer, programmer Arben Kryeziu.