It’s widely believed that Apple’s ultimate goal wasn’t to get the site closed down, but rather to hunt down mole(s) feeding Think Secret information.
Mark Seliger: “Originally an inside opener for Rolling Stone cover story of Nirvana in conjunction with the release of In Utero*, my first Polaroid (with Negative) was by far the most emotional and revealing of his spirit. Two months later Kurt died from a self-inflicted gunshot wound to his head. This photograph became the memorial RS cover.”* Photo: Tim Mantoani
The company was Otto, and its plan was to offer driverless rides from Las Vegas’s McCarran airport to the heart of the Strip. Breslow, now director of the state’s Department of Business and Industry, chimed in. “Sounds like the Google project Anthony has wanted to set up for the last four years,” he wrote to Hurin on April 29. “[…] Should be relatively simple to deploy but political backlash from cab industry will occur.”
No surprises here! There are plenty of reasons why sandwiches might benefit the most; their slapped-together construction allows the bacon to stay crispy. Things get a little more dicey in salads and vegetables, which can let the bacon get soggy. The only foods that get worse with bacon? Pasta and desserts. An educated guess: It’s because bacon pastas are typically finicky cream sauces that are difficult to get right. And desserts often seem to render bacon fat into a congealed mess.
Nick Sullivan, a Cloudflare systems engineer, says he has “high confidence” that a private key can’t be extracted in most ordinary scenarios. Though it may be possible to obtain the key under certain conditions, he doubts it has occurred.
On Sunday night, visitors to the Newshour website read the news that famed rapper Tupac Shakur had been found “alive and well” in New Zealand. The false story (Tupac died in 1996) was indexed by Google News, and spread rapidly through Facebook and Twitter, even after PBS pulled it down. “Again, our site has been hacked — please stay with us as we work on it,” read one of the Newshour’s several tweets responding to the incident Sunday.
That goes back to a major theme of web 2.0 that people haven’t yet tweaked to. It’s really about data and who owns and controls, or gives the best access to, a class of data. Amazon is now the definitive source for data about whole sets of products – fungible consumer products. EBay is the authoritative source for the secondary market of those products. Google is the authority for information about facts, but they’re relatively undifferentiated.
PayPal has frozen the account of a group that has been raising money for the legal defense of accused WikiLeaks source Bradley Manning, citing a failure to meet PayPal’s requirement for nonprofit groups.
“Buy Nothing Day should go on. If not for the purpose of culture jamming, then for the purpose of ‘going on with our lives’ and doing what we’ve always done…. This isn’t compensation, and we should by no means shut up, we should shout even louder and make it a buy nothing week,” said Alia, from Houston.
But Assange goes on to suggest that we have an anti-WikiLeaks bias, and that’s worth addressing.
“I made the rules about how the genetic sequences were translated into the melodic sequences,” he said. “But once I had generated a melody using these rules, I completely respected its integrity.”
“AOL was kind of the last of the dot-coms to fall,” said Rashtchy. “They kept on going when everyone else said the ad market was coming apart. It was a situation where they were going against the trend.”
Emerging from the farms, Wing said, are “dust, and particles from dried feces, as well as spraying of waste that aerosolizes that material. There are several important gases such as ammonia and hydrogen sulfide… as well as bioaerosols, which include endotoxin from dead bacteria. Some of these materials… are allergenic and can cause respiratory problems.”
“The first suspension will be for a period of 24 hours, and the suspension period will double for each subsequent offence.”
“I had someone write in and say that he’d been hanging out with this girl for a while, and then one day she just kissed him out of the blue,” Munroe said. “Since then, they’ve been together. She told him later that she’d done it because she’d read a comic that suggested you take more chances. I think everyone needs to just relax a little bit. People do meet people.”
I don’t want you to take my word. A few weeks ago, we called up some companies to see what their engineers could do in two week with an SDK they’d never seen before.
They even have an online store for US customers.
Regular Wired Science readers know that I have a thing for underwater microphones. Streaming the depths of the ocean to your laptop is just plain awesome. But now scientists are using them to do some good. Researchers at the Cornell Bioacoustics Research Laboratory and Woods Hole Oceanographic Institute have teamed up to use hydrophones to protect endangered whales off the coast of Massachusetts.
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The string of bizarre incidents started June 30, at gofuckyourself.com (or GFY), the best-known bulletin board for adult webmasters. A user, “Deepsy,” proclaimed that he would cripple the site in 20 minutes. GFY’s administrators had to contact him, he added, to “discuss … further instructions.”
McCaleb had registered the Mtgox.com web domain in 2007 with the idea of turning it into a trading site for the wildly popular Magic: The Gathering game cards. He never followed through on that idea, but in late 2010, McCaleb decided to repurpose the domain as a bitcoin exchange. The idea was simple: he’d provide a single place to connect bitcoin buyers and sellers. But soon, McCaleb was getting wires for tens of thousands of dollars and, realizing he was in over his head, he sold the site to Karpeles, an avid programmer, foodie, and bitcoin enthusiast who called himself Magicaltux in online forums.
Homeland Security’s target of $500 per flight in maintenance costs isn’t a big deal, either. “We’ll be well under that,” Pledger noted, echoing remarks from BAE’s Keirstead.
But…robots? God, I love them. I will use them humanely to teach all of the above. My voice will speak out of them, and it will be a damned nice voice.
Also, according to the company’s website, the printing from the Apple portables can’t be interrupted in the middle of the wireless command – otherwise, the job will likely be cancelled
The IRS insists – perhaps a little too glibly – that it had no evidence that malicious hackers had trespassed into its servers. But if government bureaucrats can break in, the good money says they weren’t alone.
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