3-D modeling is increasingly becoming the norm, but even with advanced technology all of the characters start as hand-drawn sketches.
The cure, Largent and his allies believe, is enforcement of federal laws already on the books – especially increased prosecution of “obscene” websites. (Antiporn activists in the past have lobbied the Clinton administration to file more online obscenity cases, saying that the relatively few federal lawsuits against pornographers demonstrates that the administration has neglected to protect children online.)
“Check ins used to be a piece of paper that we would tally up to measure usage, and it took staff at our 200 locations to aggregate for insight. It took a lot of lift from the organization to understand how we are being used,” said Hertz. “Now, 90 percent of our time is spent thinking how we can serve people better and 10 percent is used to aggregate information that used to take 80 percent of our time.”
While useful to a certain extent, such recommendations are based on the most limited of information. Online retailers such as CDNow and Amazon have no information on the one song that led you to buy the album, or whether you even like the music.
The Fin7 hacking group has leeched, by at least one estimate, well over a billion dollars from companies around the world. In the United States alone, Fin7 has stolen more than 15 million credit card numbers from over 3,600 business locations. On Wednesday, the Justice Department revealed that it had arrested three alleged members of the group—and even more important, detailed how it operates.
DeepRockDrive’s calendar more shows, some of which are also free to attend.
Hirschorn’s departure, which had been rumored for some time, marked the latest loss of senior staff for Inside.com.
The easiest option: Head to ABC’s site and stream it. Just like last year, ABC is streaming it for free (in some markets)…and just like last year, there could be some issues. The network’s Oscar stream in 2015 cut multiple times to random programming. The interruptions were also compounded by network TV’s characteristically slow online streaming.
Solar aviation traces its roots to the early 1970s, when hobbyists and engineers began using solar cells to power model aircraft. The first manned flight came in 1980, when the Gossamer Penguin flew near Bakersfield, California. The Solar Challenger crossed the English Channel one year later and made several long-distance flights throughout Europe.
I expected a vague request that I “keep my eyes open” and write a few good stories. What the editor had in mind was far more ambitious. O’Reilly, he told me, had launched a pioneering site on Internet: a mushrooming electromagnetic labyrinth of online singles clubs, Grateful Dead forums and other hyper-specific peer-interest groups that were beginning to define, for better or worse, the polis of the future. The name of O’Reilly’s website was the Global Network Navigator (GNN). Its online “Travelers’ Center,” the editor assured me, would be the hottest thing since Lomotil.
Unsigned bands can upload their music to any number of sites without attracting much of an audience. It’s hard to make an impact when there are literally seven million other bands on MySpace, unless you luck out or participate in a sex scandal.
Just fucking perfect: Axelrod’s Civic just broke down in Chinatown. Again. Cock-stump. 02:21:26 PM
The auction is being held on the VCF website. It will start on Friday at 8 a.m. PDT and remain open until 5 p.m. on Sunday.
In addition to fake IDs, Counterfeit Library had forums where members traded in special deals. But to participate in the best deals you had to be a senior member, and to be a senior member you had to have 1,000 posts to your name. So, adopting the online nickname “El Mariachi,” Thomas set out to make 30 posts a day, aiming for senior status in five weeks.
A nice touch: there are 5 divider cards provided for “Basic Deck,” with the components listed: 6 Regulars, 2 Torches, 2 Longspears and 2 Thunderstone Shards. This lets you keep those starting decks set apart and easily accessible for the next game, and the little reminder on the divider is useful.
There are many ways to kill a drone. But what’s the cheapest and most effective way to do it? A cybersecurity consultancy is testing various ways to defend against rogue drones.
The problem gets a bit more complicated than just HTTPS though. Most sites already use HTTPS to handle your login info – that’s a good first step – but once you’re logged in the sites often revert back to using an insecure HTTP connection. That means you’re vulnerable to simple attacks like those made possible by the Firesheep Firefox plugin. Firesheep sniffs network traffic and looks for insecure cookies which it then uses to spoof your login credentials to the site. Firesheep allows other people to quickly and easily become you on the web.
Manzuik and Little also strongly suspect that Barnes & Noble may be vulnerable to a highly dangerous security exploit – “SQL Injection” – that would allow remote access to the company’s customer databases. But they were unable to definitely confirm this since proving the allegation would require them to illegally hack into the company’s servers.
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In fact, if you did want to shut off power to the whole country, you’d have to physically destroy nine substations, according to a 2014 report [PDF] by the North American Electric Reliability Corporation. That’s not a cyberproblem; that’s an all-out war problem.
Torrone’s ultimate goal for the portable geek gym is to help people who don’t really want to exercise, but feel they should. “Everyone is going crazy trying to get fit, but they get bored,” he said. “With this you can take the information you want with you – you don’t have to give up anything.”
The other nice thing about Contacts is the per-site privacy control which make it relatively easy to control which sites can grab which data.
Now that the Green Party has taken control in Baden-Wuerttemberg, it wants to impose a speed limit of 75 mph. That’s less than half the top speed of many Porsche models. This is no small thing in a country where 65 percent of roads do not have a speed limit. The goal, of course, is reducing CO2 emissions.
A few readers have teased me about the lack of any autobiographical notice about the author, but from my perspective, this book isn’t about me, it’s about the community who made these amazing games. I wasn’t there at the time, and I am not a protagonist in this story. There didn’t seem to be much of a need for me to include accounts of my own experiences with gaming, as there are other books out there that address that more personal dimension – there’s one called Fantasy Freaks and Gaming Geeks, I believe.
Although Trump called himiself a “big fan” of the intelligence community on Thursday, he is heading for a conflict over the issue with Democrats and some fellow Republicans in Congress.
SN: I work primarily digitally. I’ll fuss over details, constant erasing, refining and redrawing, so working digitally complements my workflow. As far as software goes, for illustrations it’s Adobe Photoshop and Illustrator, and for animations it’s a mix between Adobe After Effects, Animate (Flash), and Photoshop. And for the past year I’ve been working on a Cintiq, and that’s helped speed up my work tremendously.
Google hopes the move will shore up its competitiveness in China against both foreign competitors such as Yahoo and domestic ones like Baidu.com, a Beijing-based company in which Google owns a 2.6 percent stake. Baidu.com is currently China’s most popular search engine.
Electricity only constitutes a third of the U.S. energy budget. Plug-in hybrid cars took the spotlight in an afternoon session, offering what many panelists argued is perhaps the most realistic near-term path through the thicket of oil and climate crises to come.
The Wall Street Journal reported how this gambit played out in Colombia: “The plan had a chance of working because, for months, in an operation one army officer likened to a ‘broken telephone,’ military intelligence had been able to convince Ms. Betancourt’s captor, Gerardo Aguilar, a guerrilla known as ‘Cesar,’ that he was communicating with his top bosses in the guerrillas’ seven-man secretariat. Army intelligence convinced top guerrilla leaders that they were talking to Cesar. In reality, both were talking to army intelligence.”
It’s an astonishingly diverse roster in terms of media and styles. And as Lawrence Rinder, chief curator of the exhibition, said, “the Biennial will expose multiple, sometimes conflicting currents, as well as extraordinary works that fall outside of any conventional aesthetic definition.”
As we’ve noted here at Threat Level, the RIAA’s court statements and along with statements on its own web site make it clear, the trade organization does not believe that individuals have the legal right to make digital audio files for their own use from copyrighted media they legally purchased.
Additionally, Microsoft will launch Windows Phone Live, a free website for Windows Phone 7 customers to automatically publish their photos and sync their contacts, OneNote notes and other data.
Shares of Snap, owner of the popular messaging app Snapchat, have been punished by investor concerns about user growth and waning confidence in the company’s ability to ever turn a profit. The shares are down 50 percent from the record high reached shortly after Snap’s market debut in early March.
SAN FRANCISCO – For the last couple of years Randy Nauert has attended Macworld with his dog, but he’s had trouble finding a hotel that will allow the animal to stay in his room.