“It worked out pretty well,” the Atlanta-based engineer says. “I found Open MTB, which had outdoor hiking and cycling maps with not just roads information, but also trails, short cuts and little known routes.”
Some members of the group were indeed reported to be working in Web design rather than piracy in recent years. The group even had a website – at www.drinkordie.com – that has been called one of the premier resources for Russian hackers, but which has been offline since Tuesday’s raids.
Popular internet sites like Tumblr, Instagram, and YouTube built empires by plumping their pages with content that was consumable, shareable, and most importantly, free. But beneath this churn was a dirty secret: The content was free to consume, but it was a trojan horse for advertising. Get enthusiastic viewers first, enchanted by the possibility of virality, sell ad space later. Blogs loaded up with links to online retail pages and were paid for driving traffic; product placement, banner ads, and video teasers proliferated.
Tirums, a mechanical engineer by trade, and his wife epitomize the members of this small design community – they started designing equipment in 1988 after a friend’s daughter was paralyzed in an auto accident. The couple even moved their operations from California to Tennessee so they could better afford to chase their passion.
It is best to plan out the book’s pages, format, and layout ahead of time, because it is impossible to rearrange pages in any logical fashion. You have to copy and paste content or reinsert images. You can change type size for each separate text box, but the interface doesn’t use point size; there is a slider that goes from small to large. This makes it very hard to make all the text size consistent in the book. They seemed to try to get around this by having a Match button, which matches type size to the other text boxes. But any time you go back into the text size changing screen, it undoes whatever size you chose last time. You can resize images and text boxes easily, but it is obvious that this interface is for inserting elements and not so much for editing them or rearranging items in creative ways. The book’s cover can also be edited. You can add a title and author, and even a background color and/or image.
Recently, the easy-to-use browser plug-in “Firesheep” reminded us how vulnerable our information is on open WiFi networks.
They also hope to move beyond folders. Eventually Dropbox will automatically split photos into albums based on camera type and event time – something like what iPhoto already does photos dumped from camera to computer. The goal is to save the time users spend organizing their Dropbox into a hierarchy of folders. Automatic uploads, something iCloud is already doing, is also on their list of to dos.
The sun is setting over Tallinn, Estonia—a city famed for its technological successes, most notably Skype—when the bus pulls up outside the US ambassador’s residence. Spilling out into the dark parking lot, the group buzzes with excitement: Belarus hasn’t had a US ambassador since 2008. By order of the Belarusian government, only five US diplomats are allowed in the country at a time. Maksimava retrieves token gifts from underneath the bus. “We give him gift, maybe he gives us food,” says Kuryan, dragging on a cigarette. “And visas!”
Trump, who recently received high praise for striking a deal with air conditioning manufacturer Carrier and saved nearly 1,100 American jobs from moving to Mexico, has now sunk his teeth into Apple.
The Computer Fraud and Abuse Act was passed in 1984 to enhance the government’s ability to prosecute hackers who accessed computers to steal information or to disrupt or destroy computer functionality. The government, however, has interpreted the anti-hacking provisions to include activities such as violating a website’s terms of service or a company’s computer usage policy.
As they were trying to rebuild from that process, there was a lot of infighting at eUniverse as to whose fault it was and why did this restatement happen and how to proceed forward. And basically what happened was that there was a coup.
Microsoft says it’s joining the movement to curb online hate speech.
Others said that they had no qualms about paying for training, but were angered when their paychecks started bouncing, or when their classes were cancelled and no refunds were offered.
After reviewing consumer complaints, the FTC determined that e-commerce companies did a far better job of shipping their goods on time in 2000.
MS: There’s a lot around payments at the point of care that will get much easier, and we’ve been meaning to build this for the past couple of years. And this is one of those things where we can finally get to it with more staff and more money with Alphabet backing us. The way you pay bills in health care is still kind of odd. You pay the insurance company something, you pay the doctor something, the two have to reconcile behind the scenes in strange ways. It is oftentimes difficult to predict what something will cost, even if you have full control over incentive configurations or benefit configuration. So we’re trying to get to a world where, before you go to a doctor, here’s a button you push, here’s what this will cost, and we’ll settle everything up before the utilization even occurs. I think this is, again, a very unique way in which only an insurance company can really rewire the system and make it more consumer-oriented in a way that the rest of the world already is but that health care just isn’t.
“If they back off, it will not be because Adobe has changed its mind,” says Andrew Grosso, a former assistant U.S. attorney who’s now a lawyer in private practice. “If they back off, it will be because politically the people in the U.S. Attorney’s office who are handling this feel they are unacceptably exposed and therefore have decided not to go forward.”
Reid Hoffman and his team try their hand at Trumped Up Cards.Last January, Reid Hoffman decided to make a game for his friends. He gathered a small group of the people who work for him — not at LinkedIn, mind you, or at the venture firm Greylock where he is a partner, but for Hoffman himself — and they started to brainstorm. “I’d been wanting to do a card game for a while, and it was like, ‘Well, should we do it around Trump?’” he says. “And the answer was: YES. Let’s do this.”
He figured that if Trump didn’t win the nomination, his game would be a fun souvenir for Hoffman’s tribe of pals. But if Trump did become the GOP nominee, the game could become a useful piece of political satire and an entertaining method for educating the general public, Daily Show style. Nine months later, Hoffman’s game has become a reality, and as the countdown to the election shortens, he’s making it available to the public. For $20.16, you, too, can play “Trumped Up Cards.”
At launch, Good Eggs features 40 vendors in five Bay Area neighborhoods. In San Francisco, the SOMA, Mission, and Hayes-Haight-NOPA neighborhoods are represented, and there are also hubs for Berkeley and Oakland. Food producers vary from a gluten-free bakery to organic farms to ranches that sell boxes of pork and beef. Each vendor gets its own web stand describing the company and the products it sells. You can order food on a one-time basis, or via a subscription service, depending on what the vendor offers.