Unwired Factory’s ZoneMaster, a Risk-like game in which players amass collections of zombies to attack each other and control “zones” in Copenhagen and around Denmark, has inspired fanaticism similar to BotFighters. Sørensen says some players have been known to tool up and down the country on the railway looking for enemies to attack.
Yesterday’s magnificent Carina Nebula images, taken by the Hubble space satellite and released on its 17th birthday, sent me over to the Hubble website. There you can find a cornucopia of images, some tailored for gallery-quality prints and even large-scale wall murals.
Some specialists on developing countries believe most products cannot be sold efficiently on the Internet. Startup costs are high and the volume needed to sustain a business is difficult to generate. Others see it as a boon for other backwaters of the world.
Carmen Clark, 37, a six-year employee at a store in Mount Pleasant, South Carolina, said some workers worry that Amazon-led automation could lead to job cuts. “Everybody’s been kind of joking that it’s going to be robots and drones,” Clark said of potential changes from Amazon, which uses robots in its warehouses and is testing drones for delivery.
New York lawmakers unveiled a bill, the first in the nation, to target modem hijacking, a practice in which thieves tap into people’s computer modems to make international phone calls.
Starz hooked me with their original series, Spartacus, and indications from the roundtable and the trailers are good this new show will be as involving, though in an entirely different way.
There’s a reason why animal research, even though sometimes it’s very very hard to take – but it ‘s also hard to see human suffering. It’s heart-wrenching. Humans are the ultimate animal model, but we go last.
We all have to come to grips with that and weigh the benefits against the harm; and I maintain that the vast majority of public, if animal research could lead to a cure for something someone they love is suffering from, they’d think that way.
This is dense information meant for astronomers, not the average star gazer. But designer Kim Albrecht has given the universe’s tangled network of galaxies actual form through his Network Behind the Cosmic Web visualization. In the process, he’s made the concept not just beautiful, but also a little easier to grasp.
But carding wasn’t his ultimate goal. Thomas had bigger plans in mind. He was devising a scheme to defraud traders at Energynet.com, the auction site where he’d sold his father’s oil rights. He needed money from the Big Buyer operations to establish himself as a player at Energynet, where he planned to sell $5 million in oil and gas royalties that didn’t exist.
“We’re trying to manage expectations,” Blasi said. “This is not the Internet in your pocket. This is information on the go.”
In Street Boners, McInnes champions moustaches, thick-framed glasses and Chuck Taylors for men but hates flip-flops, umbrellas, shaved heads, wool hats, goatees – Tom Green excepted – and cargo shorts. For women, McInnes discourages anyone older than 25 from wearing pigtails.
Today’s Sea-Floor Sunday images are from an active submarine sedimentary system in the Mediterranean Sea that has been characterized in great detail, mostly by French researchers. The forthcoming posts on initiation mechanisms will draw upon information from that work.
David Recordon, one of the key architects of OpenID and other identity technologies that have emerged over the past five years, has envisioned a new direction for OpenID.
Since it was discovered in the soil around Iceland’s hot springs in the mid-1990s, H. modesticaldum has presented researchers with an interesting piece of the photosynthesis puzzle. The only photosynthetic bacterium in a family with hundreds of species and genera, heliobacteria’s photosynthetic equipment is very simple—something that became even more apparent when it was sequenced in 2008. “Its genetics are very streamlined,” said Tanai Cardona, a biochemist at Imperial College London.
Rosenberger, who has shined the bright light of sarcasm into every dark corner of the computer security industry since 1995, believes Vmyths’ independent and contentious nature is probably what lead to its demise.
Librarians and civil liberties groups contend that filters are censorship and that they block a vast amount of valuable information along with the pornography.
Pete mumbled some pleasantry as he hurried out the door, disc clutched tight to his chest, and he alternated walking and running back to his apartment. Once inside, he turned on his humming stack of A/V components and opened the tray on the DVD player. He popped open the plastic case and removed the disc–simple, black with the title in silver letters–and put it in the tray. The disc was a little smaller than DVDs in this world, but it seemed to fit okay. The disc spun, hummed, and the display on the DVD flashed a few times before going blank. The television screen read “No disc.” Pete swore and tried loading the disc again, but it didn’t work. He sat in his leather chair and held his head in his hands. Money wasn’t the only thing that was different in that other world. DVD encryption was, too. Even his region-free player, which could play discs from all over the world, couldn’t read this version of The Magnificent Ambersons. The videotapes would be similarly useless–he’d noticed they were different than the tapes he knew from this world, some format that didn’t exist here, smaller than VHS, larger than Betamax.
“It appears that the dot-com collapse has hurt them and that they’re turning to the traditional old-economy companies for some sustenance now,” said George Weiss, an analyst at Gartner Group, of the smaller Linux firms.
“We’ve added a good deal more streaming media with each passing week,” said Eskew. “(Future efforts) will be done internally with resources already available.”
In court papers, Yahoo had argued that the breaches were “a triumph of criminal persistence” by a “veritable ‘who’s who’ of cybercriminals,” and that no security system is hack-proof.
“Foot and mouth has knocked the farming industry sideways. It came right after swine fever and BSE (Mad Cow Disease) and for many farmers it has been the final straw,” Counsell said. “So anything that can make these farmers smile for a moment is worthwhile.”
In-Q-Tel is confident that Cleversafe “will give our customers in the U.S. Intelligence Community a robust distributed-storage solution that provides the levels of unmatched reliability they require.” Since the government’s proposed IT budget allots as much as $20 billion for cloud technology, we’ll likely to see others follow suit in the search for a cloud of their very own.
This limits the amount of fraud someone can conduct with the card since a fraudster would not be able to create a cloned card to use in person at a retailer, and would have difficulty using it with an online merchant that asks for the security code printed on the back of the card or verification of the cardholder’s billing address.
XML is similar to HTML, but is more sophisticated and often used behind the scenes in applications and databases. As an example of how it compares to HTML, an HTML “tag” or line of code can specify “this is an image” on a website. An XML tag can say, “This is a picture of Steve Ballmer at the CTIA show.”
The migration started in 2004, when the Gendarmerie was faced with providing all its users with access to its internal network. In order to save money, the agency switched from Microsoft Office to OpenOffice. Then the agency rolled out Firefox and Thunderbird in 2006. Finally, in 2008, it switched the first batch of 5,000 users to a Linux OS based on the Ubuntu distribution.
Several workers expressed relief and happiness about the planned sale, which came as Whole Foods faced pressure from hedge fund investor Jana Partners to improve results.
Ms. Sandberg wrote that, “amid the nightmare of Dave’s death when my kids needed me more than ever, I was grateful every day to work for a company that provides bereavement leave and flexibility. I needed both to start my recovery.”
In the end, changing the infrastructure of online security will probably do a whole lot more good than lecturing people about how they should change their behavior. After all, if a longtime tech writer, an enterprise social network, and an online media company all make bad computer security choices, why should we think those decisions have anything to do with technical ignorance?
Fernández said that while preparing a story on the coverage of the royal wedding, he decided to find out if those domain names had been registered and by whom. When he saw the domain names had no owner, he registered them himself so that they “would not go to the hands of cybersquatters or of anybody willing to use the names of Prince Felipe or Letizia Ortiz with political purposes or to damage their image.”
When asked whether privacy costs could become too excessive, EPIC’s Hoofnagle replied: “I couldn’t say what would be reasonable. It might be difficult to specify a number because there are other factors at work here, including the amount of e-commerce that is lost because of concerns over privacy. I could never put a number on it.”
Alibaba is launching the platform in partnership with certain brands, including cosmetics maker L’Oreal and chocolatier Ferrero, creating millions of packages with the code. Eventually, Alva says, the plan is for the code to appear on billions of products.