The engineering and design team get this information via Dropbox. They design the bike with Solidworks 3D design, do virtual testing and simulation with Catia 3D design and virtual strength and stress analysis, then loop in the product and marketing teams to design the graphics. It’s all done via Skype, e-mail and Dropbox. Manufacturing, done in Asia, is just about the only thing done in the physical realm.
Google requires that sites show a visiting user the same thing that it shows to Google’s indexing robot. If your site requires a subscription or registration to see pages of the site, those locked-down pages won’t show up in search results. News sites have dealt with this by taking advantage of Google’s First Click Free program, where any single page of a website can be seen, as long as the visitor shows up through a link from Google News or Google web search. If a user then clicks on another link to the site from within the site or from Google, the website can push the user to register, sign in or subscribe.
Users of the free-wheeling (to put it mildly) Internet community 4chan last week implemented “Operation Payback,” a distributed denial of service attack against various anti-piracy groups the chanologists didn’t like. The RIAA was hit. The MPAA was hit. But after some big targets, Operation Payback moved on to smaller firms, including ACS Law.
“It’s hard to continue to be a good guy when you’re treated like a criminal,” said one tipster, who requested anonymity.
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“Consumers hate to go to their fax machine only to find their resources have been wasted on spam and junk,” FCC chairman Michael Powell said. “We’re sending relief in the form of a simple message to junk faxers: Violate our rules and you will pay the consequences.”
His said technologists support Paul because they’re detail freaks. “When you work in technology, a lot of the time you have to scrutinize details,” he says. “Sound bites are not enough.”
Early Wednesday morning, CSR had more than 1,200 open tickets for people not yet verified as “safe.” But as more people got cell service and volunteers cleared a backlog of requests, that number dropped to 548 by the end of the day. Marchetti says that doesn’t necessarily mean that all of those people really are missing and presumed dead. They could be staying with other friends or relatives and unable to communicate. “But we are starting to hit that point in every disaster where that number becomes more and more representative of the real thing,” he says.
Shrugging, she looked at the clock again, more pointedly this time. “Sorry, I don’t make the rules.”
At least they won’t have to do a report from the field during a Canadian winter. Fortunately for them, the job just involves reading wire reports. And, they save a lot of money on wardrobe.
Which makes it more of a mystery that J!NX, the popular geek t-shirt outlet found on the internet, is as successful as they are. Founder Sean Gailey mused on this fact during one of our many strange and enlightening email conversations over the past couple weeks.
Wesabe is new community niche site designed to help you take control of your personal finances. We’ve been watching Wesabe develop for a while, but now that it’s live and kickin’ I decided to dive in and give it a try.
Though many runners applaud detective efforts like Murphy’s, others say there are negative consequences to being shamed online for what they feel is a victimless crime. Mark Porter, a cancer survivor in Boston who does fundraising and volunteering with several charities in the area, says that he and a couple of friends wanted to run the Boston Marathon this spring to honor a teenage boy named Christian who was undergoing chemotherapy treatment. They created fake bibs, ran the race, and were then written about on Murphy’s site, where dozens of impassioned commenters criticized his decision to bandit Boston.
At John Roberts’ confirmation hearings last week, there weren’t enough discussions about science fiction. Technologies that are science fiction today will become constitutional questions before Roberts retires from the bench. The same goes for technologies that cannot even be conceived of now. And many of these questions involve privacy.
“The critics say it is like marketing children,” said Pertman. “If we could get more resources and better facilities, we wouldn’t have to seek these imperfect solutions, but right now, it’s working for many children.”
I didn’t go. Unlike the Adult Entertainment Expo, Adultcon focuses more on the fans and less on the industry. It’s not a hotbed of technological development, although one friend brought back reports of a vibrating condom.
Imagine, for example, sprinting in a t-shirt, and again in a t-shirt that’s one size smaller. The latter ought to have at least 9% less drag – but are you actually 9% faster? Of course not.
You probably don’t even notice the slightest difference. Nevertheless, Reebok’s pseudo-scientific promotional videos showed a mock race between two skaters, one in the old jersey and one in the new, with the latter finishing while the other still had 9% of the circuit to go.
Musical duo Paul & Storm are planning something really cool and really geeky. In a way, it could be seen as their reaction to all those cool Jonathan Coulton/John Hodgman team-ups. For two nights in October, they are bringing us w00tstock:
“We must protect federal networks and data,” President Trump said. “We operate these networks on behalf of the American people and they are very important.”
It’s no secret that Silicon Valley has monopolized our time: The average adult spends 24 hours per week online. It’s tempting to imagine what we might do with that time if we weren’t thumbing through Facebook photos, retweeting GIFs, or spiraling down YouTube rabbit holes. Turns out we can get a glimpse into that alternative reality from a rare online event—website outages caused by technical problems. What happens when Instagram glitches or Slack stalls, and we snap out of our Very Online existence? Spoiler: Research shows that we don’t log off. We just scurry off to different (sometimes darker) corners of the web.
On Eventful, Dixon described his hometown this way: “Columbus, Kentucky is a small town in Western Kentucky that boasts a population of 229 people and is about a 50-minute drive from the closest McDonalds. Like many rural communities across the south, job loss in the face of rising healthcare costs and education costs have crippled the economy.”
The WWF says the tour allows adventurous travelers — those who can pony up the $64,950 ticket price, anyway — to “touch down in some of the most astonishing places on the planet to see the top wildlife, including gorillas, orangutans, rhinos, lemurs and toucans.”
“I did it because I was really interested in the process of taking people behind the scenes in making a book,” Gaiman said during a stop on his 12-city book tour.
First the United States and China established permanent trade relations, and now the two countries are building connections among the nations’ schoolchildren using the Web.
Verizon Wireless won the auction for the coveted C block licenses in March with a $4.7 billion bid. Its bid came after Google met the $4.6 billion reserve price, triggering F.C.C. rules requiring the winner of the spectrum to let customers mix and match wireless handsets and applications on any service using those frequencies.
In our large library system you can check out (down load) hundreds of current titles, but only if you own an ereader besides an iPad or a Kindle. If you have a Nook, Kobo, Pandigital Novel, or just about any kind of Sony Reader, you’ll have no problem accessing our huge ebook collection. Anything Apple, and you’re out of luck.
At the symposium, among other subjects, researchers will discuss 2,000 unpublished pages of calculations recently found in Einstein’s files. Kormos Buchwald said the calculations are connected with Einstein’s pursuit of a Grand Unified Theory.
“One day, when we settle down on the moon, we can have oxygen and rocket fuel to come back. That means now, you can start to have a real honeymoon—taking your honey to the moon,” he said.