Welcome to the only online dating service with profiles that anyone can edit! Personal descriptions are notoriously biased, and clearly only random people using pseudonyms can provide the objectivity necessary to decide whether Becky Jarker is a “fun, feisty redhead” or a “henna-addicted lush.” Careful, though … one too many boring dates and you’ll be deleted as “non-notable.”
Chellie Pingree, president of the citizens lobbying group Common Cause, said her group was running a toll-free voting complaint and information hotline that logged 20,000 calls by 10 a.m. EST.
I think sometimes it gets a little bit lost that a lot of what Facebook surfaces is not the people who are super close to you.
Britain’s Channel 4 News found the online retailer’s algorithm was suggesting items that could be bought together to produce explosives on Monday, days after an apparently home-made bomb was detonated on the London Underground network.
“This feed is really about your interests … It’s not really about what your friends are interested in,” Ben Gomes, a Google vice president for engineering, said in a briefing with reporters.
Could Armstrong and crew lose this election? Well, they already lost once. That’s part of the reason Hearn quit. Last summer, together with Andresen, Hearn proposed new software called Bitcoin XT that would increase the block size. And the community rejected it. Now, Andresen and others are proposing much the same thing with something called Bitcoin Classic.
In an e-mail interview, Jones spoke with Wired News on the impetus behind Groklaw. She also outlined pending and possible legal threats against open-source projects and developers, her thoughts on software patents and the positive side of the SCO legal saga.
U.S. President Barack Obama suggested on Friday that Russian President Vladimir Putin personally authorized the Democratic Party email hacks.
And if some repressive governments are in that mix, TruePosition’s position is that what they do with LOCINT is on them.
What they learned is that the speech rec technology needed to be more accurate than standard engines. As Clayton explains, kids’ voices are higher and ever changing. Their sentence structure is unpredictable and at times, chaotic. They draw out vowels and fumble certain sounds altogether. Today’s speech recognizers, he says, just don’t have room for such variety.
We’ve covered quite a few ideas on how to build more responsive websites – that is, websites that use flexible layouts, media queries, image scaling and other tricks to make sure that the site looks great and works well on any screen.
The website was florida.arrests.org, a privately run enterprise that siphons booking photos out of county-sheriff databases throughout the Sunshine State, and posts them where Google’s web crawlers can see them for the first time. Desperate to get off the site, Cabibi quickly found an apparent ally: RemoveSlander.com. “You are not a criminal,” the website said reassuringly. “End this humiliating ordeal … Bail out of Google. We can delete the mug-shot photo.”
The gunman who killed 32 people and himself at Virginia Tech on Monday in the nation’s deadliest shooting tragedy was a senior from
Centreville, Virginia, according to university police. Cho Seung-Hui,
23, came to the United States from South Korea as a child. He was majoring in English at the school. He had few friends, and authorities on Tuesday were struggling to learn more about him or why he went on a killing rampage.
Sure, there are lots of reasons to cheer about the iPhone 4. We like it, too, as shown in Wired.com’s very positive review of the device. In that review we did note the iPhone 4 is not a reliable phone, but a great overall device, particularly if you’re among that growing majority of people who use their phones more for Twitter and e-mail than for talking.
Within seconds of walking through an unfamiliar neighborhood, you can already tell whether or not you feel comfortable. Little visual cues help you out: Things like graffiti, cracked pavement and empty streets might speed up your heartbeat, while bright lights, clean buildings and bustling sidewalks probably make you feel safe. These gut feelings are just that—feelings, but they help you decide if you’re going to wander around and discover a new restaurant or get back on the subway as fast as possible, which ultimately has an impact on a neighborhood’s health.