Some 178 amendments to the bill were tabled by lawmakers before the vote. In the end parliament decided to vote down the law, fearing the amendments would dilute it and make it an inadequate compromise.
Bruce Schneier, chief technology officer at Counterpane, a computer security firm that helps companies secure and monitor their networks, said the revelation highlights a universal problem with enforcing standards.
These panoramic and mystical images have been created from hundreds, and in some cases, thousands, of detailed photographs of urban scenes that have been meticulously spliced together. Speaking to Wired.co.uk, Brooks explained his work process: “They are all composite images, made of at least 40, if not hundreds of, individual photos. I don’t try to capture the image in one go, but prefer to gain as much detail as possible and then piece it together in Photoshop and post-production.”
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Nokia released the N-Gage on Oct. 7 with an advertising and marketing blitz that put it in nearly 30,000 stores in 60 countries. It is offered by wireless carriers including Vodafone, mm02 and, in the United States, T-Mobile.
Then there’s the majority of us who lie somewhere in the middle: We don’t want to break the bank to buy a digital camera, but we still want a high quality product that will crank out clean images and last us a long time. Here’s where a little research is required.
My television went in the trash heap years ago because of the constant bombardment of advertising (“A Break From Annoying Ads?,” May 24, 2004). If a Web page has those ads that hover over the page, I close my browser and go elsewhere. Often, even the smallest Web page has at least two or three advertisements.
The website is managed by DestinationRx, a small, California-based company that Medicare hired without seeking bids.
In what turned out to be a horribly lengthy presentation given the few interesting announcements contained therein, Steve Jobs announced some changes to the iLife suite of applications at Macworld Expo this morning.
“I just don’t like the idea of another government database having my personal information in it,” said Kate Jimenez, a Lompoc housewife who owns two dogs and three cats. “It’s just one more way of registering people. Twenty years from now, they’ll want to chip infants before they leave the hospital.”
Remember, I don’t think that’s a bad thing per se. I think that’s the market sorting itself out. It’s just a little annoying when a game comes out and nobody seems to carry it. In fact, near as I can figure the only major U.S. retailer that has Mad Dog in stock is Wal-Mart, from whose website I obtained it.
AgentArts has announced it will contribute a feature to recommend “related artists” to users.
Based on the log files in Stuxnet, a company called Foolad Technic was the first victim. It was infected at 4:40 a.m. on June 23, a Tuesday. But then it was almost a week before the next company was hit.
But critics say that letting companies own facts would take information out of the public domain and make it accessible only to those who could afford it. They also say that copyright laws and usage agreements already protect databases.
What Happened: It’s hard for the Forgotten Men and Women of America to earn that title when the New York Times can’t help but promote them at every given opportunity.
Google’s inclusion of scanned books (those in the public domain) from its Books project could rile Amazon. Amazon told a federal court looking into the project that allowing Google to scan and sell millions of out-of-print books whose copyright owners can’t be found gives Google an unfair advantage. That objection comes despite Google’s offer to let Amazon and other booksellers resell the orphans, as well.
Previous attempts by the F.D.A. and others to require more oversight have stalled. It’s unlikely that much will be done in the waning days of the Bush administration, though Congress is considering two bills — one co-sponsored by Sen. Barack Obama, the Illinois Democrat running for president, and the other by Sen. Edward Kennedy (D-Massachusetts).
I have written and plan on continuing to write for the same magazine, though I think this does not seriously constrain me here;
Eating up local phone companies: Local phone companies are losing business to cell-phone carriers, according to a recent study by Solomon-Wolff Associates.
I am not normally an app review guy. That just isn’t my thing. However, this one seems important enough to review. The app is from Wolfram – you know, the makers of Mathematica and Wolfram Alpha (which I like quite a bit – I mean Alpha, not Mathematica).
RIM launched the Torch on Tuesday as a $200 touchscreen phone (with contract) that would be available exclusively on AT&T’s network. Unlike the Storm and Storm 2, earlier touchscreen models from RIM, the Torch has both a touch sensitive display and a keyboard packed together in a slider mechanism–similar to the Palm Pre.
Wired.com: __When you hear talk of cyberwar, people start talking about power plants going down and you get cascading problems. Do we need legislation to give DHS the power to regulate those who run critical infrastructure?
“We have canceled the license of Blackwater and prevented them from working all over Iraqi territory. We will also refer those involved to Iraqi judicial authorities,” Khalaf said.
Safe buy: Tyco International is buying Sensormatic Electronics for $2.2 billion in stock.
At the 17:30 mark in this video, we see a complicated glitch that allows players to exit the boundaries of Mirror’s Edge’s world. By skipping massive level segments, speedrunners of ME are able to beat it in less than 40 minutes. Video credit: Youtube user VafflaN8
Bryant Walker Smith, a professor at the University of South Carolina, points out another difficulty: “If the autonomous law does not apply, what does? If the driver is using a laptop or cellphone, that might run afoul of driver distraction laws. And the highway patrol…could very readily conclude that a big rig without someone at the steering wheel is reckless.”
Both PrismaPixels books are wire-o bound for laying flat. That feature is quite handy when you are juggling several colored pencils. Adding color to the puzzles adds a whole new complexity, both in keeping colors straight, and in added clues to what color squares are to be filled in on each row. The only negative thing I can say is that some of the puzzles use colors that are quite similar to each other, and it is often hard to keep them straight. But if you have been a fan of the single color O’ekaki puzzles and want a new challenge or another couple of books to devour, they are well worth having. If you haven’t tried these puzzles before, PrismaPixels is a great place to start. An extensive set of colored pencils is highly recommended. TIP: Try to find the erasable kind.
The company launched in September, publishing video content on a dedicated BuzzFeed channel and on the NowThis News Facebook and Twitter pages. Lerer has said in interviews that the company plans to address four key trends in digital news consumption: video, social, digital and mobile.
Not every participant on these sites behaves with the same group interest. In fact, many exploit the generosity and intellectual creativity of the harder-working members.
North Korea’s propaganda website may be as amateurish as its consistent inability to boost a satellite into space. But maybe there’s wisdom in North Korea’s online thrift. Pyongyang’s facing a new round of international sanctions after last week’s rocket launch.
WIRED: We wanted these portraits to capture the essence of each individual, but in an impressionistic way. How did you go about deciding the range of different tones, shades, and textures to apply to the portraits?
Bhat was nervous in the days leading up to the launch. At Botcheck.me, the website, they will run a dashboard showing the most talked about topics among a sample of the training set bots, and Bhat followed a Berkeley grad student’s advice to tighten the website’s security, and not to take personal information of who’s bot-checking whom. He called an attorney who’d helped him on another project and told him, cryptically, “Remember, Russian oligarchs are behind this, they have a tendency to get violent.”
Rogers: No Sto’vo’Kor for you, pal. Eesh. Anyway, no matter what these streaming services show or don’t show, they can’t take the sky from me.
Before Ghostery was acquired last year by Cliqz, a privacy-focused web browser, the company’s revenue scheme invited some skepticism. Ghostery made money when users opted-in to share data about what kinds of ad trackers they encountered across on the web. Ghostery then sold that data to companies like ecommerce websites, which used it to better understand why, say, their website wasn’t loading very quickly.
This version of D&D, often called “Original D&D” or “OD&D,” was co-authored by Gary Gygax and Dave Arneson and hails from the game’s infancy, before role-playing games were known. Original White Box rule sets can sell for hundreds of dollars.
Especially during an election year, politicians’ anxieties may hinder the bid to extricate the Internet from US authority.