The Real Deal: Richard E. Grant, a man who takes to Twitter to nerd out about being cast in Star Wars: Episode IX, sadly dealt a death blow to one fan theory about his character in the movie recently by telling Radio Times in the UK that he is definitely not playing Grand Admiral Thrawn in the upcoming movie. Beyond that, however, he was staying quiet. “I’m not allowed to tell you anything. Otherwise I would be fired,” he said. “It’s a complete lockdown on any information whatsoever.” Well, other than who he’s not playing. Does this mean we can get him to confirm information about the movie by process of elimination? Quick, someone ask if he kills Kylo Ren!
“We’re trying to take the problem of unauthorized music sharing and turn it into an opportunity for everyone to participate in the music business,” said John Beezer, president of Shared Media Licensing. In addition to launching its home website, the company recently joined eBay’s digital music distribution program with its own store.
Mahout worked well – so well that Overstock decided it could be used to generate the product recommendations for users on its main website. The company was using a commercial recommendation system from a company called RichRelevance, but a few months ago, says Saum Noursalehi, who oversees O Labs, it replaced this system with an engine based on Mahout and a sister platform known as Hadoop, a hugely popular open source system that uses a sea of ordinary computer servers to process massive amounts of data.
Overall, it is about the size of a credit card, as HP’s senior vice president Jon Rubinstein claimed during Wednesday’s press conference announcing the Veer, along with the HP TouchPad and Pre 3. More accurately, it’s about the size of a stack of 10 or 12 credit cards. The screen’s much smaller, however. At 2.6 diagonal inches, it’s about the half the size of a business card. While bright, it’s definitely not big.
The 25,000 Indians in the Kansas City area gather at Hindu temples like this one in Shawnee, Kansas.
TiVo is starting to feel the consumer’s boot up its digital ass, but it’s still looking at its elbow, saying “Jeez, how come this hurts (“TiVo Breaks Into Home Networks,” June 9, 2004)?”
“This question has always been an issue,” said Fred von Lohmann, a copyright attorney with the Electronic Frontier Foundation.
Richard Jones, inventor of Audioscrobbler: I had been reading about collaborative filtering algorithms, and it occurred to me it would be fun to try and use them to discover new music. “People who like A, B & C also like D …” but for music.
Having one Trump-supporting board member won’t wash this problem away for Facebook, but least where Thiel’s concerned, it’s clear where he stands.
“Google is just a great search engine, and we’re happy to be there,” said Bill Ihle, a spokesman for gourmet food purveyor Harry and David. “Any exposure that we can get is good exposure. It’s an additional way to reach the customers.”
Wired: In 1998 when the decision was made at Netscape to open-source the Mozilla code base, you wrote the license and then later, Jim Barksdale suggested that you take over that part of Mozilla. At that point were these ideas fully fleshed out or was it a more nebulous and it wasn’t clear what was going to happen with the code base?
Right now most devices do not have the backscatter hardware inside of them to send Wi-Fi packets back to the Internet-connected router. But if this technology takes off, it could increase the amount of devices that are connected to the Internet because it nearly nullifies previous energy constraints of making a device Wi-Fi compatible.
The technology is currently on display at the IFA international consumer electronics exhibition in Berlin, though its creators say it’ll be ready for prime time next year after initial field trials with business partners. The system will be device independent, meaning that Palm Pre and iPhone users alike can hitch a ride.
Anderson: Instead of buying rockets for a philanthropic mission, you realized that you needed to start a business to make them more efficiently.
The Tourism Commission, also known as Travel Oregon, was responding to new information from the Travel Industry Association which revealed that 73 percent of children under the age of 18 and who travel regularly had never visited the Pacific Ocean.
The kitten video is still available in the site’s archives, although it is no longer on the front page.
Melissa Norcross, a Halliburton spokeswoman, said Allbaugh has not, since he was hired, “consulted on any specific contracts that the company is considering pursuing, nor has he been tasked by the company with any lobbying responsibilities.”
Richard and Vickie Allen of Highland, California, initially contested the Kilshaws’ claim to the twins. The Allens said they had paid $6,000 to A Caring Heart, an Internet adoption service run by Tina Johnson of El Cajon, California. The Kilshaws subsequently paid about $12,000.
When he arrived at the warehouse, the first thing he noticed (after “the beautiful, sweet, mellow smell of aging Canadian whiskey,” he says) was the black stuff. It was everywhere—on the walls of buildings, on chain-link fences, on metal street signs, as if a battalion of Dickensian chimney sweeps had careened through town. “In the back of the property, there was an old stainless steel fermenter tank,” Scott says. “It was lying on its side, and it had this fungus growing all over it. Stainless steel!” The whole point of stainless steel is that things don’t grow on it.
Dunham said that Homepage is spreading about four times faster than Kournikova did earlier this year, and he thinks that Homepage “has not yet reached its peak of proliferation.”
This display has 44 percent more color saturation than the iPhone 4S display. “This is the most acfurate display in the industry,” Schiller says. It has integrated touch in the display, which makes it 30 percent thinner. Now, it has ultrafast wireless technology too. “We’ve built in GPRS, Edge, EV-DO, HSPA, HSPA+, DC-HSDPA, and yes LTE,” Schiller says
“Scientists are being made to feel afraid to look at these things, which in the end will be bad for our society. Why shouldn’t everyone want scientists to look? If there’s any feeling that there may actually be danger to our elections, how can we not be encouraging researchers to look at our systems?” Rubin said.
This information could fall into the hands of classmates or others, said Joan Hollinger, an adoption law expert at the University of California at Berkeley.
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The restructure will cost Under Armour at least $110 million in expenses related to employee severance, lease terminations and other considerations, according to CFO David Bergman. Those charges will primarily come to bear in the company’s third fiscal quarter.
Epcot: In some ways, Epcot is a confused place. First, there’s the half that’s all about inventions and the future, with some nice hands-on science play, and a couple rides. Mission to Space is a great experience, and don’t be afraid of doing the orange-team ride; Soarin’ is the same ride as Soarin’ over California Adventure, and great for young and old; Sadly, Test Track was closed for the summer. Then there’s the other half that’s all World Showcase, basically little pieces of the world recreated in Florida. This might be a harder sell for younger kids to keep interested in. Each country usually has one experience of cultural interest – either a movie, or a ride; then a restaurant, and a store with native products. There’s only so much food you can eat (though it’s all very good), and kids will get tired of shopping quickly. And some of the rides/experiences are clunky and a bit long in the tooth; the Norway boat ride could really stand to be updated or replaced.
The site, Business Exchange, launches next month and itself is something of a departure for a mainstream news publication – among other things, it will be driven by user-generated content and will embrace links to outside content.
The Justice Department “is striking at the top of the copyright piracy supply chain — a distribution chain that provides the vast majority of illegal digital content now available online,” Attorney General Alberto Gonzales said.
This is why, once you’ve helped your zombie friend fill out his insurance paperwork (note: Broca and Wernicke areas of the brain also possibly affected), this New York Magazine article could be very helpful…
It’s unclear how many, if any, of those have returned to YouTube since Google promised to hire more human reviewers and upgrade its technology to keep ads away from repugnant videos.