In the end, the only arm of the federal government with the resources, logistics, and manpower necessary to help on a massive scale—the US military—had to step in. The scenes of the swaggering, beret-wearing Lt. General Russel L. Honoré marching into New Orleans restored confidence in an incompetent-seeming national and state government. As the Army commander said himself, he tried to “present a voice of calm and reason when the politicians could not.” And his voice was backed up by hundreds of troops and heavy war materiel. “Brown was a coordinator, not a commander, and had few resources at his immediate disposal. He was a cowboy hat with no cattle,” Honoré said later.
It’s absurd that what we do is still considered to be illegal by the mainstream music industry, so we need to find some giant corporate label like BMG or Interscope or Starbucks to sell out to, as long as they agree to let us keep doing our work with no permissions being sought for what we sample. If someone sued us for it, the label would not be out of pocket for legal fees because Lessig and his crew would fight for us. If (a very big “if,” I realize) we could find some big-time label head who was culturally enlightened enough to see the bigger picture here, then that would be worth betraying all our principles and signing any contract, no matter how vile or onerous (as they all are). As nauseating as it might be to work with these folks, we’d do it, as long as they agreed to our one rule – no samples will be cleared. And if any of them are reading this, hey, drop us a line and let’s make a deal! Just look us up on the web, and remember there is no “e” in Negativland!
The iPod Touch is now also available in five colors: white, black, cyan, yellow, and red. Each comes with its own color-coordinated wrist strap.
As cities make themselves more attractive to young, creative people, and those people arrive in large numbers, the economic gains are accruing to the privileged newcomers—not to longtime working-class residents. Tech startups often hire highly skilled white-collar workers. For those startups that never manage to make it big, that’s especially true. You don’t need an office manager if you don’t have an office.
“I think the odds of it being resurrected in an election year are fairly low,” says John Martin, CEO of the patent analytics software company Innography.
When the Kickworks’ Broadcast Radio Network service launches at the end of the year, users will be able to create genre-based, Internet radio programs by determining what types of music they want on their station. A server then creates a play list that can be used to build a personalized station.
Biodiesel is getting big! Between 2004 and 2006, use increased 10 times, from 25 million gallons to 250 million gallons. Biofuel “fueling point” and advocacy company Propel Biofuels claims
Not every boat is completely tech. Some have fancy hydraulic controls that are intended to automatically right the boats should they flip in strong seas. But other skippers plan to handle any potential upsets simply by pumping and jumping.
The Commission said the rulings were “reverse engineered” to ensure Apple had a minimal Irish bill and that minutes of meetings between Apple representatives and Irish tax officials showed the company’s tax treatment had been “motivated by employment considerations.”
Since being an engineer automatically makes you a geek, Todd and Mike were more than excited when I approached them to do an interview and profile here on GeekDad. While a conventional interview format would work for most folks, they suggested we do a video interview. Turns out, the video was the best way to capture Todd’s unique wit and delivery. So, GeekDad presents An Engineering Mind: The Interview:
I’m not sure I think very much of some of the “science fiction” authors they chose to include: H.P. Lovecraft only barely qualifies, and J.K. Rowling and Robert E. Howard definitely don’t qualify. But the images are pretty neat: nothing like a girl in a diaphanous bikini riding a phallically shaped rocket to ring in August, 2007.
It could be your neighbor, your best friend, your father. They stop, clutch their chest, stumble to the ground. They’re having a heart attack. In the tense seconds that follow, you know you need to act, and fast – the difference between life and death lies in your hands. Soon, it may also lie in your cell phone.
It’s a cut that Cook has been pushing Congress to make because Apple has $216 billion, or 91 percent of its total cash, in overseas accounts. Other tech companies in line to benefit the most from a tax reduction include Microsoft, Cisco, Microsoft and Google’s corporate parent, Alphabet.
Preying on the angst in America? “Absolutely not,” says Eli Lilly spokeswoman Debbie Davis. “This is aimed at patients who have already been diagnosed with depression and have been stabilized on fluoxetine. For them, this is another treatment option.”
Video courtesy Geeks are Sexy.
Animal Earth: The Amazing Diversity of Living Creatures by Ross Piper was published by Thames & Hudson on Sept 16.No matter how many species we discover, there will probably always be more still undiscovered. But even among the species known to science, there are many, many that remain undiscovered by the public. Some of these species are very strange, some are truly incredible and lots of them are very small. The new book Animal Earth: The Amazing Diversity of Living Creatures brings a few of these hidden lives to life.
The bulk of Zeidman’s analysis was made on CP/M source code made available at The Unofficial CP/M Web site and Q-DOS source code made available at Howard’s Seattle Computer Products SCP 86-DOS Resource Website. Zeidman says he looked through the entire code base – which wasn’t hard to do because the lines of code number in the thousands, as opposed to modern applications, which have millions of lines of code – and he says he found no evidence of copying.
For the fleet of apps and sites that don’t yet have an official dark mode, there’s still hope. Slack, for instance, doesn’t have an official dark theme—users are only allowed to customize the sidebar—but that hasn’t stopped members of the DIY dark-mode community from forcing one into existence anyway. There are countless unofficial dark-mode hacks available via GitHub repositories and third-party apps. (I personally prefer this one, which works for Linux, MacOS and Windows, but I’d highly recommend you stay away from any third-party Slack theme unless you’re comfortable hosting your own CSS file, as regularly injecting an independently controlled file into your work app probably won’t fly with your office’s IT team.) If you use Firefox or Tor, there are a number of well-reviewed third-party extensions available that should take care of all of your bright browsing woes.
The news, which came five days after the company garnered international attention for the “chipping” of its first test subjects, sent shares of Applied Digital (ADSX) tumbling early in the day. The stock recovered in the afternoon, however, and closed up 5 percent at $1.50.