In lambasting internet giants such as Facebook Inc. and Twitter Inc., the U.K. government joined Washington and other capitals that have said they don’t do enough to battle extremists.
“It could be huge, are you ready?” Meyer recalled asking them. Everybody said “yes,” but as Meyer later realized, no one knew what “huge” meant.
Not only has the 2017 Spider-Man reboot hired Jon Watts, a man with plenty of comedy projects in his past as director, but news broke earlier this week that the new writers will also have comedy backgrounds. Apparently, John Francis Daley and Jonathan M. Goldstein—writers of Horrible Bosses, The Incredible Burt Wonderstone, and the upcoming Vacation—are in serious talks with Sony about coming on board the new movie, which will see Tom Holland take on the role of the occasionally-Amazing Spider-Man.
Why this is super: As great as it is to see one of the cast of Freaks and Geeks write Spider-Man (Daley was Sam Weir in the show), it’s fascinating to see how heavily Marvel and Sony are leaning on the comedy element when it comes to the creative talent behind the reboot. Will the new Spider-Man be the first outright superhero comedy?
“I happen to be a MicroNews junkie. I surf it all day long,” said Erickson, who posted her wedding dress for sale on the site. “You never know what you’re going to find.”
Inspired? You have until 11:59pm ET Friday, May 4, 2012 to enter, so there’s still time to get your favorite mom in the running. Winners will be announced the week following so they can get their goodies by Mother’s Day, May 13.
To cut down on living expenses, he’s moved from Manhattan to a much cheaper pad in Brooklyn. To save money on restaurant and takeout bills, he’s also forcing himself to learn to cook.
Genetic ancestry will bring in big money, but it will trigger a backlash from indigenous populations. The development of tools for discerning high-resolution estimates of geographical ancestry based on SNP chip data (the same data currently used by personal genomics companies) will make genetic ancestry even more insanely popular than it is already. However, these tests are only as good as their reference populations. Research groups that have been quietly collecting DNA from different ethnic groups for decades will suddenly find themselves the subjects of considerable commercial interest. At the same time, increasingly aggressive efforts to collect samples from indigenous communities will raise hackles and accusations of biopiracy (as have similar sampling projects).
I also tested the Vac out on our car. I mentioned before about needing to use the Vac properly to get the streak free results. Basically that means the nozzle head of the Vac needs to be pressed completely flat against the surface you are trying to clean. This means that any surface which is not completely flat, such as the undulating surface of our car’s hood, won’t clean as perfectly as a flat window. The Vac still does a great job on these surfaces, you just may find a few streaks where it lifted away from the surfaces. I found a similar problem with a few of our smaller windows where the nozzle head was just a little too wide to fit inside the frame so one side was always lifted away from the glass. Some newer editions of the Window Vac now come with a smaller nozzle head attachment, and if you already own one you can also buy these smaller heads as an accessory – if you have small windows then this is almost certainly worth the extra money. If you clean your own car then the Vac is a very useful tool to have if you want to avoid streaks on your pride and joy, and as the nozzle head is made from soft rubber it won’t damage your paintwork.
Sound Uncovered is a magazine-style app where each page lets you interact with a different sound concept. For instance, if you touch each note moving in a clockwise direction on a circular keyboard, you’re asked to find the highest note. It can’t be done! As you work in a circle, each note sounds higher than the last. It’s what you might imagine the sound canals of M.C. Escher’s ears to be like. Fortunately, each page will answer the questions, “What’s going on?” In the case of this keyboard, each note is actually a six-note chord separated by octaves, and our ear perceives notes separated by octaves as alike. These chords shift in volume and pitch, and repeat in a way that sounds naturally progressive.
Although I’m not done backing up all my data, the end is in sight. I’ve got backups of photos and videos, both locally and stored elsewhere. My music is safe; even if my laptop’s hard drive were to crash I can recover all of my music easily with the Match service. My goals for 2013 include coming up with a repeatable method for backing up photos and videos and music; I also want to find a way to tag all my photos fast with keywords – open to suggestions!
Drew’s attorney, H. Dean Steward, praised Wu’s decision and said that “those of us that are concerned about being prosecuted” for violating a terms of service agreement “should feel a bit better now.”
Sony posted a press release on its Japanese PlayStation website reminding consumers to “avoid exposing the Vita’s multi-use cable to liquids or foreign substances.”
“I feel very strongly that the Social Security number’s outlived its usefulness,” Rob Joyce, White House cybersecurity coordinator, said during a Washington Post conference on Monday. “It’s a flawed system. If you think about it, every time we use the Social Security number [we] put it at risk.”
Jennie and I bought bootlegs on vinyl at the other local record store, the one willing to risk the illegality (they were eventually busted, though they remain in business today, unlike the one where I hung out). It felt a little seedy. Where did they come from? Who was getting the money and was that really OK? But bootlegs helped us in our quest to piece together more of an artist’s career and showed ourselves and each other our commitment. Eventually, Jennie and I found ways to start going along with our record store friends to see local bands and touring acts live. I still have the concert log I kept throughout the 1980s. I still have the ticket stubs and flyers.
About a fifth of NHS trusts — the regional bodies that run hospitals and clinics — were hit by the attack on Friday, leading to thousands of canceled appointments and operations.
But the Chronicle might be on to something. Some subscribers said they wouldn’t mind burning its news onto a CD.
Blue Security’s website was operating normally on Friday, after being inaccessible most of the week. Reshef said on Thursday the attack appeared to involve a breach of the internet’s backbone that blocked incoming traffic to the site.
But CFP is still widely regarded as the most influential privacy conference in the world. When the rescheduled kickoff of the conference takes place at noon on Wednesday, MIT’s Ron Rivest – the R in RSA Data Security – will talk about the “current issues in cryptography.”
We connected Sherlock and Watson, our little rat terriers, to our sled. Sherlock turned around and stared at the sled, then flatly refused to pull. Watson, the better sport, enthusiastically pulled Sherlock around our house, which led to lots of crashes and barking and laughter.
State of Play
Synopsis: Russell Crowe stars as investigative reporter Cal McAffrey, beseeched by a congressman pal (Ben Affleck) to look into the death of his research assistant/mistress. When another body turns up, Cal’s editor (Helen Mirren) insists he dig deeper into a conspiracy that envelopes the highest reaches of government and corporate interests. Rachel McAdams and Jason Bateman co-star for director Kevin Macdonald (The Last King of Scotland).
But by law, utilities must hand over customer records – which include any billing and payment information, phone numbers and power consumption data – to the DEA without court warrants if drug agents believe the data is “relevant” to an investigation. So the utility eventually complied, after losing a legal fight earlier this month.
WASHINGTON – Good news for conservatives: Portraitofamerica.com’s latest telephone poll reveals that George W. Bush is winning the presidential race by a hefty 6 percentage points.
Im admitted he signed up for the Kaplan course because he’s “not motivated enough” to study on his own.
Tesla is only offering the 100 kWh battery as part of its performance packages for the Model S and Model X. The cars are available to order starting Tuesday.
The companies said they made the decision after deciding that WikiLeaks’ publication of secret U.S. diplomatic cables provided to it by a whistleblower violated their terms of service, though the site has not been charged with a crime.
Yet more is at stake than Assange’s freedom and the future of WikiLeaks. The site has shown us that the right to maintain a presence on the internet regularly runs counter to the net’s gatekeepers that often are motivated by profit.
Uber wins that second life pretty cheaply, too. No money changes hands as part of this deal; Waymo receives a mere 0.34 percent stake in the ride-hailing company. Each party in the lawsuit will pay its own lawyers. And with that, Khosrowshahi ticks another box off his lengthy Fix Uber list, which also included a house cleaning after the company revealed it had paid off hackers following a 54-million-account security breach and an apology tour in London for safety infractions.
The designers of the game, Peter Lee and Rodney Thompson, have done an excellent job of integrating that mystique into the board game. Each player is secretly assigned a role as one of the Masked Lords, complete with a secret goal that helps them win. The entire game is built around the machinations of the Lords, as they use their agents to solve problems within the city, construct new buildings, and amass wealth and power.
The site is the latest entry in a trend of specialized candidate microwebsites to refract opponents’ campaign rhetoric in a way that’s favorable to their own campaigns. Earlier this year Clinton’s campaign launched The Fact Hub, an online rapid-response site responding to rumors and speculation from the campaign trail and the blogosphere. And North Carolina Democrat John Edwards launched a tongue-in-cheek Plants for Hillary website ahead of a recent televised presidential debate. That microsite, which has since been taken down, made fun of Clinton for her campaign’s admitted planting of a question in an Iowa forum.