The EU ruling against Apple is a thorny issue. Apple claims that it played by the rules, but the industry practice of funneling profits through Irish subsidiaries arguably looks like a shell game. This battle will likely drag on for years, but it could dramatically impact Ireland’s relationship with the EU and major tech companies.
Several informants inside “Cannon to the Wiz” helped the feds crack the case, including one who told postal inspectors that he or she was paid between $200 and $500 for each set of documents passed on to the ring.
(In an unforeseen plot twist just announced in mid-November, there will be another CubeSat-as-art project on the same launch. Artist Tavares Strachan partnered with LACMA’s Art + Technology lab, which is sponsored by SpaceX, to produce Enoch, a work meant to honor the memory of Robert Henry Lawrence Jr., the first African American astronaut, who died in training in 1967, by releasing a CubeSat-size gold sculpture featuring a bust of his likeness.)
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Even better, from the perspective of Democrats, is the way that sites like Run Against Bush can mobilize the party’s often lethargic members.
More than 100,000 cease-and-desist letters have been sent since 2001 through users’ Internet service providers, the MPAA said.
Another new twist is an addition to the classic hacker-contest of Capture the Flag, where teams compete to install software and defend a working machine from attackers.
December: I am out of town this week helping teach a week-long class for work about — you guessed it, turbidites.
And Barr wanted to go further, pushing on people like civil liberties Salon.com columnist Glenn Greenwald — apparently hoping to threaten their livelihoods. “These are established professionals that have a liberal bent, but ultimately most of them if pushed will choose professional preservation over cause, such is the mentality of most business professionals,” he wrote. “Without the support of people like Glenn WikiLeaks would fold.”
“Animal Earth is the book I’ve wanted to write ever since I started studying zoology,” says author and insect ecologist Ross piper on his website. “My aim with Animal Earth is to get across how bizarre, how beautiful and how overlooked most animals are in a way that just about anyone can flick through and enjoy.”
The new add-on development model solves one of the two potential problems we pointed out for those who want to use a prerelease channel alongside the final Firefox release. The other problem is that there may be profile conflicts if, for example, Aurora changes something in your default profile and Firefox final doesn’t know what to do with the changes. For some solutions to that problem, see our earlier writeup.
That is great news – and yet, for China to learn it, almost 8,000 people were infected with SARS, almost 800 died, and China earned a footnote in textbooks as the country which proved diseases spread whether news of them does or not. Wouldn’t it be better for India’s reputation – not to mention safer for the world – if India studied China’s lesson, instead of repeating China’s mistake?
For somebody who needs to be able to do fine details, though, getting the feel of the Etcher right will be crucial. Right now the prototype still has some deficiencies, which Krupnik assures me they’re working on. For instance, the knobs don’t have any resistance on the version I’ve played with, which means they spin very freely. That makes it much harder to do smooth curves without jittering around. That, and I’ve noticed that the sensors for the knobs max out at a certain speed — turn it too fast and the line just stops. Krupnik told me that “you can never spin a regular EAS this fast on account of the friction” but he hasn’t seen me at work. I need to be able to zip the line quickly at times.
The only notable defacements were perpetrated by a dozen security experts who carried out an online “counter-hoax” demonstration, defacing their own websites to draw attention to what they saw as yet another over-hyped threat about impending Internet doom.
Regular Wired Science readers know that I have a thing for underwater microphones. Streaming the depths of the ocean to your laptop is just plain awesome. But now scientists are using them to do some good. Researchers at the Cornell Bioacoustics Research Laboratory and Woods Hole Oceanographic Institute have teamed up to use hydrophones to protect endangered whales off the coast of Massachusetts.
The layout and design of Meebo is clean, simple and intuitive. I will confess to never using the old Meebo so I can’t comment much on the redesign except to say that it has a very heavy Windows XP influence. If you’re a long-time Meebo user and you like the old interface, you can revert to that by choosing a different skin.
After Sklyarov’s arrest, Adobe released a statement that read, in part: “The prosecution of this individual in this particular case is not conducive to the best interests of any of the parties involved or the industry.”
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In building MyCurrent, Bagley and his O Labs cohorts stumbled onto an open source software project known as Mahout. Founded in 2009, Mahout provides the world with a set of freely available machine learning algorithms – algorithms that give computing systems at least a modicum of artificial intelligence, letting them adjust their behavior according to what’s happened in the past. Inside O Labs, the idea was to use Mahout as a means of examining the news stories you’ve enjoyed in the past and then selecting stories you’re likely to enjoy, well, right now.
Meskill applauds the way Blyth’s approach allows users to see distinct groups and to move between them as circumstances warrant.
In her research, Dixon also spoke to several former Monster.com employees who, while remaining anonymous, were glad to disclose what they said were questionable practices by the company. The report states: “A former high-ranking Monster.com executive (who has requested anonymity for fear of reprisals) recalls that discussions about selling job seekers’ resume data took place at a meeting held in the fall of 1997 in New York City at the TMP Headquarters. The meeting was attended by Jeffrey C. Taylor, the CEO of TMP and Monster.com.
Futhey said the iPod experiment is not a push to combat copyright infringement over peer-to-peer networks but said: “I do think having a device that gives them an easy-to-use legal alternative could be helpful in curbing illegal file sharing.”
Revenue in IBM’s technology services and cloud platforms business — its largest — fell 5.1 percent to $8.41 billion. Analysts on average had expected $8.58 billion, according to financial data and analytics firm FactSet.
Kristofer Goldsmith served in the United States Army and was deployed in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom in 2005. He is the founder of High Ground Veterans Advocacy and the assistant director for Policy and Government Affairs at Vietnam Veterans of America.
“People just turn the station on and they leave it on all day,” Sandler said. “We’re not repetitive like commercial radio is, so people are able to listen longer.”
“Toward the end of practice, I got to a point where I almost didn’t even feel like drinking water because I was so tired and didn’t want to use the energy to drink,” he wrote. “Your body gets a little bit dehydrated and you start to get a little lightheaded, but you just have to keep replenishing it.”
Set in the ultimate land of the undead (Los Angeles, natch), the web series stars Napoleon Dynamite‘s Jon Heder as Drex Greene, a college grad slowly turning into a zombie.
The Music Beta phone or tablet apps are built only for Android devices, and have roughly the same features as the service’s web version.
Clicking the Year In Review timeline reveals slightly different datasets for each event. For example, the page for the Women’s World Cup shows the most popular players in search queries and the comparative search popularity of men’s and women’s soccer. But each topical page also reveals some consistent information, such as country-by-country interest and the most-popular YouTube video associated with a given topic. You can also download packages of data from each page to use for your own projects, and slice it anyway you like. “People can download that data as a CSV, if you’re a data journalist or someone who’s just interested in the data,” Rogers says. “You can do something else with it.”
That the Writers Guild of America and the Alliance of Motion Picture and Television Producers talked over the weekend and continued on Monday was a hopeful sign. The current contract expires at midnight PDT Monday.
*Stop Thief *was released from Parker Brothers in 1979, and it was one of the very first games to feature a handheld digital device called the Crime Scanner that was integral to the game. The premise of the game was simple – players played detectives trying to track and arrest an invisible thief. The game was played on a standard-size game board with two 6d and small plastic figures to represent a player’s position on the board.
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We staged for the parade at Woodruff Park in downtown Atlanta, just a few blocks south of the five Dragon*Con host hotels. Our group was staged right next to where the VIP guests were staging, so we ended up standing right next to Lou Ferrigno while waiting. The Grand Marshall, the amazing Stan Lee, walked up to him and struck up a chat.
Kin phones will have three home screens. The first includes access to e-mail, phone, newsfeeds, photos and browser. Swipe to the left and the next screen throws up a stream of status messages updated from contacts and newsfeeds. Swipe to the left once more and the third screen is a list of favorites marked by the phone users and what their social status says right then.
What may well be the largest and most powerful storm ever recorded — Typhoon Haiyan — is currently hitting the Philippines. But when disaster strikes, the internet can spring into action.
Over the years, that attitude endured. Supreme intentionally releases every product in limited quantities to ensure sellouts, so people have to work to get it—and once gone, almost no product is ever available from the store again. The average Supreme T-shirt is nearly impossible to buy. But, of course, it’s not just T-shirts; it’s keychains, Mophie battery packs, New York City MetroCards, ramen noodle bowls, sleeping bags, even 18-inch steel crowbars with “Shit happens” etched on the handle. All of it snapped up instantly.
As far as HP is concerned, the main sticking point about working with the Vatican is one of time management. In Silicon Valley, postponing a meeting or delaying delivery can cost you a client, but when you’re on Vatican time, there’s always tomorrow.