Photographer: Philip Toledano
Title: “Sometimes Things Are Funny” Year: 2008 Series name: Days With My Father
OK, you might think, but that could never happen to me: David Pogue is Internet- famous, a prolific writer for the major media whose every brain wave goes online. But have you thought about your LinkedIn account? Your Facebook page? Your kids’ pages or your friends’ or family’s? If you have a serious web presence, your answers to the standard questions—still often the only options available—are trivial to root out. Your mother’s maiden name is on Ancestry.com, your high school mascot is on Classmates, your birthday is on Facebook, and so is your best friend’s name—even if it takes a few tries.
All this week, the center has been celebrating school vacation week as Earth Week with special environmental activities. The celebration will conclude on Tuesday with the LEED certification, a keynote address and a “Green” walking tour of the center, showcasing the environmental-friendly features.
If that sounds like a lot, it’s because it is: Researchers at malware-security company Cyphort reported a 325 percent increase of malvertising attacks between June 2014 and February 2015.
When you understand what goes into creating a typeface, it becomes clear why type foundries charge for their designs. Today, digital font packages are commonly licensed for web use, or for installation on one or more computers. Prices vary considerably, depending on the typeface and foundry in question. A company might charge $99 for permission to use a specific typeface on the web, or $1,000 to install a font on, say, 20 computers. But commissioning a brand new, custom typeface can cost upwards of $50,000 per face.
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Google is testing a new advertising model to deal with click fraud: cost-per-action ads. Advertisers don’t pay unless the customer performs a certain action: buys a product, fills out a survey, whatever. It’s a hard model to make work – Google would become more of a partner in the final sale instead of an indifferent displayer of advertising – but it’s the right security response to click fraud: Change the rules of the game so that click fraud doesn’t matter.
Mommy Liberty has also been reproduced by about a dozen U.S. newspapers as an editorial cartoon.
Toshiba laptop sales in China, one of the fastest growing markets for personal computers, dropped to 17,697 units in the second quarter of this year from 18,129 units in the first quarter, according to International Data Corp statistics obtained by Reuters on Tuesday.
According to bike forums online, it appears that this seat shape is gaining momentum in the bike community, despite early difficulties. For example, the back-end nature of the seat has forced some riders into slipping off the seat, and the angle required by different-sized riders is forcing riders to take them to bike shops for correct adjustment. Also, some people have said the seat is just too “hard and uncomfortable,” despite fewer instances of numbness.
3. Five-bit binary encryption: The squares that run down the cover spine are in the pattern
Finally, they will look for a permanent home. Brownstein and Freifeld are developing and paying for the site on their own, but they are investigating federal funding or partnerships with organizations.
A report by the Texas DPS in July revealed that the state database had only 69 percent of all criminal records available for the state in 2002 and only 60 percent for 2001. In October the Dallas Morning News found that more than 4,000 Dallas County records involving sex offenders were not in the state database, either.
Michael DeForge makes some of the most excellent and unnerving comics currently in print (see: his highly-acclaimed anthology series Lose and the drone body horror of Ant Colony). He’s currently making original monthly comics for Patreon subscribers, which means that for three dollars a month you can watch a modern master of sequential art do weird, wonderful experiments. December’s “Wet Animals” explores the lingering heartbreak of love (and cruel fish) while January’s “Mars Is My Last Hope” follows refugees from Earth as they try to adapt to the red planet and get infiltrated by its native flora. These monthly comics are a bit of a limited-time offer, however: He’s only promised to continue them through May, so get on board while you can.
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He said that students wouldn’t be able to obtain loans for college, families wouldn’t be able to obtain financing for new homes, new car sales would “come to a halt” and businesses would not be able to pay employees.
“If you don’t want to be found on Google, don’t use your given name if you participate in chat or newsgroups, and for all of your e-mail addresses, don’t use any part of your true name,” advises Givens. “And for heaven sakes, have an unlisted phone number. Basic tip No. 1 to keep off Google is don’t be listed in the White Pages.”
Jenkins, 37, grew up in a sailing town on the southern coast of England. He made his first ocean crossing at 16, working as a deckhand on a small yacht sailing from Bermuda to Spain. At 17 he was toiling as a draftsman at a boatyard near his hometown of Lymington when he spied an abandoned wreck tucked away in the back of the yard. It was an odd type of boat: a land yacht, with wheels instead of a keel, and a hard wing instead of a soft, floppy sail. The owner of the yard explained that he had built it for a customer who wanted to break the world land-sailing speed record—which at that time stood at 98 mph—but it had never been finished. Jenkins, sensing an opportunity to find fame and fortune, asked if he could have the boat. The yard owner not only agreed, he also pretended not to notice all the carbon fiber that started going missing around the shop as Jenkins poured himself into his repair work. “I thought it would take only a year or two to get the record,” Jenkins says. In fact it took him a little more than 10 years and nearly got him killed a half-dozen times.
Update Sept. 25, 2018 10:15pm ET: Chrome announced on Tuesday that based on community feedback it will add a control in Version 70 (coming in mid-October) that will let users turn off the mechanism that automatically turns a Google services sign-in into a Chrome sign-in. “We’ve heard—and appreciate—your feedback,” Chrome product manager Zach Koch wrote in a blog post announcing the change. “While we think sign-in consistency will help many of our users … for users that disable this feature, signing into a Google website will not sign them into Chrome.”
In one of my (rare) sessions of chasing butterflies on the internet, I came upon an answer. It’s called The Leap Year Project. The main idea is that changes in our lives sometimes take great leaps of faith. And what better year to make a change, and take a leap, but this Leap Year of 2012?
ReDigi, which opened in October, says it’s a modern-day, used-record store that provides account holders with a platform to buy and sell used MP3s that were purchased lawfully through iTunes. The platform’s technology does not support other digital files such as those purchased from Amazon or ripped from a CD.
But, a few months after launching Fundrace, a site for looking up presidential campaign contributors by name and zip code, founders are getting a far bigger response than anticipated. On a typical day, visitors to the website carry out more than a million searches, from nosey neighbors exploring hometown politics to celebrity watchers looking up actors, musicians and industry moguls.
“They have one of the most clever pieces of technology out there,” Batchelder said. “They are adapting very quickly to the mistakes that others have made in the peer-to-peer space.”
We love the new Galaxy S10 line: I got to test the Galaxy S10 Plus for more than a week and gave the whole line a 9/10, WIRED Recommends award. It’s also my new favorite Android phone. For the first time in a long time, both the software and hardware impressed me. It’s the best Galaxy phone I’ve ever used, and the camera, battery, and gaming performance are everything I’d hoped for in a 2019 device. The new onscreen fingerprint lock works quickly, as does the PowerShare feature that lets you wirelessly charge other devices with your S10. I’m still hoping to spend more dedicated time with the S10E, but I don’t see any red flags.
“We’re not interested in call quality, battery life, LTE/3G, any of that,” says Barney Britton, reviews editor at DPReview. “Cellphone reviews will be focussed entirely on their performance as cameras.”
“This really represents a new play pattern, and it is a pattern in its infancy,” he said. “Over the next few years, it is just going to get more prevalent in this business.”
The college notified the student, who wishes to remain anonymous, that it would disconnect his Internet service if he didn’t remove the memos. But Luke Smith, a sophomore, said students are planning to bypass that threat by hosting the memos on different machines. Each time one machine is shut down by Diebold, they will move the memos to another machine, passing them from student to student.
She adds, “The whole emotion has to be in the letter to convey exactly what the writer is feeling. I don’t think anyone can write a love letter unless what they’re feeling is real.”
Early demand for the Nissan Leaf electric vehicle is strong, with 6,635 people reserving cars in just three days – a figure that represents more than 10 percent of the Leafs Nissan will build in its first year of production.
Plentiful is free for New York City-based food pantries. The idea is to test and then release in other cities and states.
Mozilla has released Firefox 9, which brings speed improvements and uses less memory than previous releases. In fact, this release effectively puts Firefox back on a level playing field with Google Chrome when it comes to speed.
It’s also not the only one of its kind. Mock has contributed a handful of these animated images to the Times–all collaborations with Erich Nagler, an art director for the paper. “I first noticed some stunning personal work in animated GIFs on her website and wanted to use her in the paper,” Nagler says. “But I needed to wait for the right story–and later, stories–to cross my desk that her style would be appropriate for.” Mock’s GIFs capture the subtle movement that makes up everyday life, not the guy cannon-balling into the pool but the trees swaying gently behind it. “I am inspired by quiet moments in film and photography, and I see people often making these moments into GIFs,” she says. “It is a passion of people like us to find these moments and capture them in writing, photography and painting.”
But McClellan said the cards allow Medicare beneficiaries to buy drugs at discounted prices at neighborhood pharmacies. He predicted additional discounts from card sponsors. “Price competition is just starting,” he said.
“When you look at them, you’ll see all they are are 60- to 90-second (films) that look like they’re advertising a film or a movie,” Rose said. “A book isn’t a movie, so making a movie out of a book is confusing at best.”