On the ever-sprawling internet, music can pop up anywhere – Tumblr pages, blogs, The Hype Machine (to name but a few). Almost any song is available at any time, whether posted by legitimate sources or uploaded by fans or pirates, and Anontune would tap into that rich reservoir.
“Sex, looks, religion, color, dress, age – all are handicaps,” said Huma Mustafa Beg, who runs a film-production company, Serendip Productions, in Pakistan. “If there is discrimination, fight for your rights. Don’t just take it.”
Yet for both the woman’s Je Joue and the man’s Takumi, if the mental connection is there, the physical stimulation does not have to involve all partners at once.
To Greenwald, all this makes Lamo “a low-level, inconsequential hacker.” This conclusion is critical to his thesis that Lamo and I have something more than a source-journalist relationship. Greenwald’s theory is that Lamo’s hacks were not newsworthy. But, this line of thought goes, in exchange for the chance to break the non-news of his intrusions, I reported them – getting Lamo attention among the readers of SecurityFocus.com.
Ticketmaster used various means to try to thwart Wiseguy’s operation, at one point switching to a service called reCaptcha, which is also used by Facebook. It’s a third-party Captcha that feeds a Captcha challenge to a site’s visitors. When a customer tries to purchase tickets, Ticketmaster’s network sends a unique code to reCaptcha, which then transmits a Captcha challenge to the customer.
The European Commission in 2014 accused Ireland of dodging international tax rules by letting Apple shelter profits worth tens of billions of dollars from tax collectors in return for maintaining jobs. Apple and Ireland rejected the accusation.
Taking a page out of Intel’s playbook, Qualcomm said the Centriq 2400 uses a new production process that creates transistors with features measured at just 10 nanometers, or billionths of a meter. Smaller transistors allow more functions to be packed on each piece of silicon; Qualcomm said the new chip will have up to 48 processor cores, compared with a maximum of 24 for Intel server chips.
Still, the device has its side effects. A suspect’s eyes could become irritated if the beams are concentrated on the face for a few minutes.
Nearly a year after the election, these groups have matured and gained donors, members, and confidence. Sister District, which connects volunteers in blue districts with candidates in swing areas, boasts 25,000 people who have participated in at least one action—and three of its four cofounders have quit their jobs to run it full time. Tech for Campaigns has signed up nearly 3,000 volunteers, completed 50 projects, and launched a crowdfunding campaign to enable it to participate in 500 races in 2018’s midterm showdown. Meanwhile, Clinton campaign vets launched Flippable, crunching data to identify the most winnable seats and crowdsourcing donations to finance them. Now it has nine full-time staff, has siphoned $550,000 and 3,000 volunteers into state-level campaigns across the country, and hopes to help up to 100 candidates next year.
YouTube, which also offers a treasure trove of user-generated home videos along with professionally produced content, is the No. 1 video site in the United States with more than 100 million viewers in January, according to market research firm comScore. Hulu has also rapidly become popular, ranking sixth in the United States in January with 24.4 million viewers.
Website designers Adam Hyde and Honor Harger estimate the Linux kernel contains 4,141,432 lines of code, and that it will take 14,253.43 hours, or 593.89 days, to read it all.
What happens after another bubble is a pressing question, said Bar-Yam. In both 2007 and 2010, massive unrest almost immediately followed food price surges, tracking market behavior with uncanny synchronization. Some Middle East experts say that rising prices even triggered the Arab Spring, providing a spark that ignited long-simmering tensions and resentments.
When they do, the students will join a growing list of startups that are trying to perfect the synthesis of biofuels from single-celled organisms.
But now a company called Habitco has merged traditional alarm clock functionality with the iPhone, and thrown in a bit of toaster action as well. The result is the Day Maker, a piece of hardware we’d never want to slam against our walls.
Sadly two of our favorite web development add-ons, Yahoo’s YSlow and Google’s recently released Page Speed tool have yet to update for Firefox 3.6. If you’d like to help out the developers of your favorite add-on, grab the Add-on Compatibility Reporter, which, among other things, allows you to run add-ons that haven’t yet been updated.
Sun has not stated when it will incorporate the 2.6 kernel into JDS, but believes the “2.6 kernel goes a long way in moving Linux from an OS used mainly on servers to a truly enterprise-wide OS,” according to a statement by Stephen Harpster, director of Linux software engineering at Sun.
EepyBird’s latest project is a Diet Coke and Mentos-powered rocket car. The vehicle dribbles and fizzes along a blistering total of 221 feet before sputtering to a halt. While EepyBird cautions that this experiment is not for amateurs, I’m sure it won’t be long before soda-driven soapbox cars and skateboards are blazing down driveways across the globe.
In a ruling released Wednesday, Judge Katherine Forrest denied a motion by Ross Ulbricht, the 30-year-old alleged creator of the Silk Road billion-dollar online drug bazaar, to dismiss all criminal charges against him. Those charges include narcotics trafficking conspiracy, money laundering, and hacking conspiracy charges, as well as a “continuing criminal enterprise” charge that’s better known as the “kingpin” statute used to prosecute criminal gang and cartel leaders.
“We just want to put the fun back in driving,” Lam said of the manual boxes. “European drivers especially like the engaging feel of selecting manual gears.”
New media texts demand a new kind of literacy from their readers, critics and creators. Readers must be prepared to accept higher levels of uncertainty and interactivity than they are used to with conventional novels and poetry, while writers find their heads turned inside out by programming, images and hypertextual thinking.
Also, this version of IE8 will not run on current versions of Windows 7 — either the public beta released Jan. 10 or the pre-beta version handed out to developers last October. The final version, due in a few months, will be the default browser in Windows 7.
Though it may not be obvious, the road marks in this amorphous thing called Web 2.0 are political: grassroots participation, forging new connections, and empowering from the ground up. The ideal democratic process is participatory and the Web 2.0 phenomenon is about democratizing digital technology.
The initiative is sponsored by Cuervo Cold Tequila and conceived in conjunction with digital agency Albion. The band has been conducting a series of pop-up gigs around Brazil, culminating in a live-streamed performance which fans around the world can place themselves into. To participate, users can visit the Facebook Connect-powered CuervoCold.com website and pre-submit a message. The system will then pull in their profile image. The second technique uses Twitter’s API. Once a user has registered on the hub, they can take part at any point during the live transmission by using the hashtag #shotcast. A live search of the tweets pulls the relevant avatar and message into the film on the fly, creating an ever-changing film that will live online.
The book’s authors, Justin Richardson, MD and Mark Schuster, MD, PhD, have both been published in key journals: Harvard Review of Psychiatry, The American Journal of Public Health, and Pediatrics (Official Journal of the American Academy of Pediatrics). Dr. Richardson is a full-time analyst affiliated with Columbia University and New York Presbyterian Hospital (interesting aside: and is the “psychiatric advisor” for the HBO miniseries [In Treatment](http://www.hbo.com/#/in-treatment/inside/extras/article/about-talk-therapy.html “IN TREATMENT “Extras””)). Dr. Schuster is UCLA’s Chief of General Pediatrics and its Vice Chair for Health Services, Policy, and Community Research in the Department of Pediatrics, as well as the Director of Health Promotion and Disease Prevention at UCLA’s RAND Center. Together, the two authors bring more than 30 years of education, research and experience to the creation of this book.
Meanwhile, Boston Light & Sound has put together a private forum on its website complete with instructions manuals and training videos. The company also will operate a 24-hour hotline. “We have a setup of every configuration of machine that we have in the field” in the company’s shop, Cutler says. “So if somebody calls and says ‘I’m having this problem, and the solution is not readily apparent, we can try to duplicate the problem in the shop and ascertain a fix.” Each projector will come with spare parts, with bigger replacement pieces stored in a half dozen locations around the country for quick shipment.
Indeed, for Malamud, the right to publish things like the annotated legal code of the state of Georgia and the European Union’s rules for infant pacifiers is an existential issue. Since 2007, he has been methodically publishing online—for free—the detailed codes for buildings, product safety, and infrastructure. These are often drawn up by private organizations, usually with the help of federal and industry experts. When legislators write regulations, they will often specify that these detailed codes are the blueprints that everyone must adhere to. The term for this is “incorporated by reference” (IBR). After this happens, the codes, every word of them, are the law. But the codes aren’t available on state or federal websites. To get to them, you have to go to the standards bodies, which often treat the codes like they still own them. But if you are, say, wiring a building, you must follow an electrical code that is part of the law, and there are serious consequences if you don’t. (Or, if you are living in a building, you might want to check if the builder followed the rules.)
The site was created in 2002 by two Southern California pastors, Craig Gross and Mike Foster. “We saw the church really doing nothing about the issue of porn so we decided to step up and do something,” Gross told Wired News in 2004. What does XXXchurch.com offer? Information on how and where to help porn addiction help, podcasts about porn addiction, and free software that tracks which sites a user visits in an effort to keep recovering porn addicts accountable.
Under the final settlement with the Seattle Times Company, approximately 20 percent of the more than 600 strikers will not be going back to work immediately. The company began hiring permanent replacement workers during the strike, and company President H. Mason Sizemore said they also learned how to run a leaner operation. He said they expect to permanently reduce staff by 10 percent as a result of the strike.
In 2014, Mayor Gary Phillips of San Rafael, California, wanted to start studying the city’s data. He asked his staff to build a dashboard where he could track 10 key metrics, including the city’s violent-crime rate, its sales-tax income, and its paramedic response times, and see how they fluctuated over time.
I think it’s safe to say that this announcement doesn’t come as a major surprise to anyone following the difficulties the Dungeons & Dragons game has experienced as of late. An excellent series of articles (past, present, & future) on The Escapist details several of these.
The internet of things’ gaping insecurities were bad enough when they applied to security cameras and connected cars. Now we’re inflicting them on our children. Motherboard reported this week that toy company Spiral Toys left two million messages recorded by its digital teddy bear brand Cloudpets exposed in a vulnerable online database, such that anyone could find the messages with the IoT search engine Shodan and listen to the messages. Worse still, the breach also included 800,000 of the devices’ credentials, like emails and passwords, not all of which were strongly hashed, according to security researcher Troy Hunt. Researchers who spoke to Motherboard also believe the data may have been accessed by malicious hackers, given that it had been overwritten twice—a sign that it might have been locked up by ransomware to extort the company. Next Christmas, maybe stick with the kind of teddy bear that doesn’t have an IP address.
Schwartz: My character is a 9th grader. He’s not the coolest guy in school and he just wants people to like him. He’s just like a nice, good guy and he has his best friend, Howard Weinerman [voiced by Andrew Caldwell]. So the whole story is the bromance between those two guys and the idea that this normal kid has an opportunity to be the coolest ninja in the universe and save the school every week.