Duplan has kept his involvement with the crypto project under wraps. But if any place in tech would welcome an operator with a rocky track record, it’s the fledgling, often lawless world of digital currencies. It used to be that, after a career meltdown, executives and public figures had to go through image rehab to get a new job. But recently a simpler solution has emerged: They can go crypto.
John Dillinger was a bank robber whose tool of trade was a machine gun. But in today’s cybercrime era, the weapon of choice for “John Dillinger” is an MSR206, a card-writing machine used for encoding bank account numbers and other data onto the magnetic stripe of bank credit and debit cards.
Some of the most popular games in Asia are given away for free and charge no subscription dues, but collect micropayments for custom avatars and other items. Social networking is a key feature of the games, and it turns out players are quick to fork over yen and yuan to tweak their appearance to their liking.
The sensors are mostly a novelty as far as the game is concerned (though the readings might be of interest to structural engineers), but will allow seismologists to test technologies for monitoring real quakes. The Pacific Northwest Seismic Network, which is in charge of the sensors, will use the experience to inform their work with the USGS in creating an early warning system for quakes in the region. A beta version of the early warning system is being rolled out later this year to some businesses and public agencies.
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For those keeping score, that’s four practical problems: It’s only link encryption and not end-to-end, it’s bandwidth-limited (but may be enough for key exchange), it works best for short ranges and it requires authentication to make it work. I can envision some specialized circumstances where this might be useful, but they’re few and far between.
ICANN has little enforcement power, but many critics said it could slow down alternate naming systems by moving faster in approving its own.
Alan Stern of the Southwestern Research Institute in Boulder, Colorado, said he was not surprised by the discovery since other objects around the size of Pluto have been found in the Kuiper belt, a disc of icy debris beyond the orbit of Neptune.
This year, donors can choose to send money to the Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Foundation or to the American Red Cross. (And for those who might have an issue with using breasts to raise funds for New Orleans, I have two words for you: Mardi Gras.)
We’ve been talking about that in the forum, too. Porn is passive entertainment, and you seek it out as individuals or couples (or groups, I suppose) as something to inspire arousal and perhaps fulfillment. (As Carly Milne of Pornblography says, it’s a condiment, not the entire meal. You wouldn’t eat a bowl of mustard, would you? That’s not filling.)
This Wednesday, January 11, is SparkFun Electronics’ third annual Free Day. If you’ve never participated before, you’re missing out on a lot of sparks and a lot of fun.
It’s a little odd that no one ever thought to compare the cost of the vote machine printer to the cost of having a recall (“E-Votes Must Leave a Paper Trail,” Nov. 21, 2003).
Strombolian activity and lava flows from the Southeast Crater at Etna, seen on April 9, 2011. Image courtesy of INGV Catania and Boris Behncke.
That matches the size, price, and pixel density of Dell’s upcoming $2,500 UltraSharp monitor, which is just a monitor and does not include a full computer behind the screen. Any way you slice it, that is a solid deal.
But fellow GeekDad Michael Harrison came through with the most intriguing response: the poor man’s sous vide. “Guaranteed to be the best damn steaks you’ve ever had,” he added. I was a little hesitant about trying a new experiment with that many hungry guests, but after I explained it to my family everyone was curious to give it a shot. Read on for the process and the results!
Though characters like Woody and Buzz Lightyear are wonderfully realistic and lovable, the relationship that kids have with them is largely one-sided. Kids can hear these characters talk—not only through movies, but games, toys, and other movie merchandise—but they can’t engage them. They can’t really carry on a conversation with Woody or Buzz.
Eisenberg said the company’s biggest challenge is to ensure that the record labels “stay happy and continue to want to play.”
UPDATE: MoveOn begs to differ. The group says that Facebook has not changed its Beacon policy at all. MoveOn spokesman Adam Green’s official response:
The homes will have airlocks throughout to shield inhabitants from areas that have lost pressure.
But McMahon’s judgment put a definitive seal on the case, certainly as it concerns Prodigy and most probably as it affects BT’s claims on any other Internet service provider.
So just like many other internet memes that grow beyond their bounds, these images tell us more about the people creating them than about the content implicit in the original images. They also show that people’s election obsessions easily plug in to their already-established obsessions, observations, and inevitably, their wish fulfillment.
The order is an ironic twist to a copyright trolling saga that began in 2010, when Righthaven was formed with the idea of suing blogs and websites that re-post newspaper articles or snippets of them without permission.
But all of that went through a single client, Internet Explorer, and there was no competition for that. It’s a completely rational economic decision when you own the market and you have 97 to 99 percent marketshare, and you also have 99 percent marketshare of the OS below it, […] it is a rational economic decision not to compete with yourself and improve your product. Nevertheless, the result for the consumer was an abusive setting.
Xenon is primarily a spider: a program that downloads a web page, then traverses its links and downloads those as well, ad infinitum. In this manner spiders can create huge datasets of web material, while preserving the relationships between pages at the moment they were spidered – something that can reveal a lot about the people that made the pages.
If a number of hurdles can be overcome in subsequent research, the new technique “may circumvent some of the logistical and societal concerns” that have hampered much of the research in this country, said the authors, Chad A. Cowan, Kevin Eggan and colleagues from the Harvard Stem Cell Institute.
Security researcher Dan Kaminsky and former hacker Kevin Mitnick were targeted because of their high profiles, and because the intruders consider the two notables to be posers who hype themselves and do little to increase security, according to a note the hackers posted in a file left on Kaminsky’s site.
“Travel planning should be a visual feast and the Jetsetter App takes full advantage of the stunning display and innovative Multi-Touch user interface of iPad to inspire travelers with stunning images and compelling editorial,” Patterson added in a statement announcing the iPad app.
Don’t get me wrong; I’m not saying that corporate executives are never transparent, or that they intentionally deceive stakeholders. Nothing could be further from the truth. What I am saying is that, while they can sometimes be open and forthcoming, for the most part, that’s not a priority. At least not in my experience.
A reader named Eos is getting impatient. “C’mon, Toshiba, my 28-inch 4:3 CRT needs to go into retirement. I am sooooo close to buying a 1080p LCD TV, but I am holding out in case SED arrives and immediately makes it obsolete.”
Calacanis: Jimmy’s business model for Wikia is advertising, from what I can tell. Mahalo’s business model is advertising. Yahoo, Google, Ask, AOL and MSN are all advertising-based. So I don’t see anything wrong with advertising-based search.
Grocers have long struggled to make food delivery profitable. Recently retailers have expanded their efforts, aiming to outmaneuver Amazon, which delivers groceries to most metro areas in the U.S.
Assell and Clayton Cole, who was head pro at Cherry Hills Country Club in Denver, created the business and opened the first center in 1995. Assell had recently graduated from college and was a PGA Professional interning with Cole.
The Afghanistan war logs were just the beginning. Coming as early as next week, WikiLeaks plans to disclose a new trove of military documents, this time covering some of the toughest years of the Iraq war. Up to 400,000 reports from 2004 to 2009 could be revealed this time – five times the size of the Afghan document dump.
If you’re in the accounting profession, it’s time to take a hard look in the mirror. Are you really providing value to your employer or client?
A cracker just needs some easily obtained equipment to be able to intercept wireless transmissions, change the data contained in those transmissions, and access the contents of a wireless network.
According to the Stainless website, it is available (for free) now simply because the project is less ambitious than the eventual version of Chrome on the Mac. Besides the fact that it doesn’t have all the robust backend features Chrome will eventually have on its Mac version, from an end-user’s perspective it’s Google’s Chrome browser in all its speed and simplicity.
Coffey said that unless ChoicePoint physically visited county courthouses to obtain data, it couldn’t claim to have current information because the Texas DPS was notorious for having incomplete, out-of-date and missing criminal records.
Google Chrome does an excellent job of automatically adding search queries to your Chromebar. But if you’ve been a longtime user, there are probably some that don’t work. For instance, Facebook’s Graph Search changed the URL to search Facebook, and if you had the previous search query in your Chrome, it won’t work anymore. Here’s how you fix it: