Palomar finds thousands on a clear night. Of these, about a half-dozen appear to be in the Earth’s environs. Information about these asteroids is sent to Tim Spahr’s team at the Harvard-Smithsonian Center. He receives hundreds of such near-earth candidates, from various sources, on nights when the moon is new (almost none when it’s full).
And in response to the recent plethora of patches, there seems to be a bit of a Microsoft mutiny happening. According to analyst firm WebSideStory, there has been a 1 percent drop in Internet Explorer use over the past month, from 95.73 percent on June 4 to 94.73 percent on July 6. It’s the first time WebSideStory has ever seen Internet Explorer usage take a dive.
A widely respected antispam service, Spamhaus, notified several email providers whose services were used in the attack that they needed to stop the abuse. Spamhaus recommended that the “single best thing that can be done” would be for email lists to include a test known as a CAPTCHA to distinguish between human and automated signups. Most internet users know CAPTCHAs as the squiggly words or sequence of photos that they are asked to identify.
“Our Science audience is very savvy and smart. We do not dumb down any of our concepts but do, do our best to make them more accessible to our growing audience. We don’t want science to just be viewed as men in a lab with white coats on. It is just as important to pose the question and provoke the thought as it is to find the answer. That is what is so key about every episode of Wormhole. We tackle one question per episode and find the most diverse and profound scientists on the subject. They don’t always agree and offer varying perspectives but it is all about initiating the conversation.”
Pochoclin says the service doesn’t do anything illegal: It merely organizes preexisting BitTorrent files hosted on other sites. “It’s all automated and all working on existing open source technologies and existing websites online. Therefore, it’s legal. Or better … not illegal,” Pochoclin says. “We all live in a free society, where what is not forbidden is allowed.”
The new player software, available as a download from Microsoft’s website, includes a section called Services that will offer users access to a number of subscription media sites, including music service pressplay and movies-on-demand service Intertainer.
Bell had interrupted Leen a few times and pounded on the table two or three times to get Leen’s attention. Bell also wrote “SHAM” on a white pad of paper and held it so spectators could see.
Beginning June 1, any publisher or author can buy a review through the site for $295. Included in the price is the right to print the review in any marketing or publicity effort, lifetime archival of the review on-site, and distribution to numerous licensees including Ingram’s iPage and Baker & Taylor’s Title Source II.
International Business Machines Corp. (NYSE:IBM) and Salesforce.com Inc. (NYSE:CRM) agreed to mingle their artificial-intelligence technologies in a bid to boost sales of data-analytics offerings.
The program will initially be limited to about two dozen researchers who Apple will invite to help identify hard-to-uncover security bugs in five specific categories.
But sooner or later, these sites have to hit a threshold number where the chances of winning are extremely low. It may be thrilling to see your screen name on the top of the list of people gunning for an iPod touch, but that doesn’t always happen. In fact, most people lose. Pratka from Zoozle runs around 10 auctions a day. If all of his 1,500 daily visitors participate in auctions, 149 will walk away empty handed per every item won.
Spitzer’s suit alleges that such clauses – legally known as “restrictive covenants” – are illegal, and that they harm the public by censoring discussions of a product’s flaws and defects.
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Toys “R” Us is pulling out all the stops for “Force Friday II,” opening all of its U.S.-based store locations at midnight, as well as select stores around the globe. The toy retailer is participating in the “Find The Force” treasure hunt, with five “triggers” that unlock special Star Wars content in every store, according to a press release.
To give it a try, head over to the Opera Next page and download the beta. Existing Opera users should note that this is an Opera Next release so it won’t touch any of your regular Opera settings.
The core technology behind this automated music parsing is AudioID, developed Brandenburg, whose PhD and undergraduate thesesformed the basis of MP3 and other forms of audio compression.
His team of audio analysts within Germany’s massive FraunhoferGesellschaft organization won a company award for AudioID in 2002. Two years later, because it lacked the ability or inclination to exploit the technology, Fraunhofer spun the unit off as a commercial division called m2any that was purchasedby Magix in 2007.
I’d argue that the benefits of these twitter strangers extend beyond the fleeting pleasures of electronic eavesdropping. Instead, being exposed to a constant stream of unexpected tweets – even when the tweets seem wrong, or nonsensical, or just plain silly – can actually expand our creative potential.
Don’t expect any drastic or sudden changes anytime soon. As mentioned above, this post is to acknowledge how the blog is evolving and let you all know what I’m thinking about in terms of the future of Clastic Detritus.
Days after wrapping principal photography on The Avengers, the writer-director recharged his batteries by diving into the contemporary adaptation of the play, which he filmed at his house in Santa Monica, California. Whedon called the whirlwind production a “noir comedy” in an interview with EW.com.
A San Francisco startup is trying to defy the odds by launching a viable website that enables people to program their own Internet radio stations.
Wecks: If you were going to give one piece of advice to someone thinking about publishing for themselves what would it be?
The canyon itself is easily viewed from Mather Point immediately behind the main visitor center.
(This post was updated at 2:55 p.m. EST to reflect new hearing date set for Wednesday.)
Despite the excitement, cybercrime experts said they couldn’t recall any serious crack attempts against the Sydney Olympics network.
In this context, “unsafe” means anything that’s personally identifiable, that could be used to build a profile of a specific user. Once it makes that determination, Ghostery will overwrite any of those sensitive data points with random information before it gets to a third party. That also means that certain ad elements can remain unblocked without jeopardizing your privacy, a more important feature than you might think.
Printed plastics? So 2011. And high-end printers have been working with metals and ceramics for some time. But now the 3-D printing community is toying with a material more natural in origin: printed wood.
According to Duane Wessels, developer of the Squid proxy, the BBC may become suspicious and block a single proxy transferring a large amount of high-bandwidth video. But he said a collection of proxies could set up a robust content distribution network that would allow Internet users in the United States to get BBC Web page content.
Third, whether or not you’re a Gore sympathizer, it’s hard to take seriously the claim that Wired News swung the 2000 election. Eric Boehlert’s observations are not new. The truth about Gore’s internet claim came to light during the campaign itself, including on this website, as Gore’s defenders dug into the story and pointed back to his original statement. Writer Declan McCullagh’s interpretation was just that – interpretation and opinion. That it took on a life of its own says as much about the effectiveness of the Gore campaign as it does about Wired News at that time.