Patricia is enjoying another stint, this time for 1 1/2 weeks, in Omaha for her Air Force Reserve duty. As is typical when she’s away, something in the household gets knocked off balance: the poor dog caught bronchitis. Her dear husband, already busy with the sons’ baseball playoffs, somehow made time to get the dog to the vet! Meanwhile, Patricia is taking advantage of some of the alone time by working out, repairing her recently-dropped iPhone and browsing at one of her favorite stores, Cabela’s.
Tribbles are being transported back into the geek solar system. The Alamo Drafthouse Cinema in Austin, Texas, revisits the classic Star Trek episode “The Trouble With Tribbles” in a pair of limited-edition screen prints that show Spock and Uhuru with the furry creatures.
“Wireless devices can enhance or transform the way we do business – from placing a small device in a fleet vehicle to track location, increase productivity, optimize scheduling and reduce fuel costs, to monitoring the conditions in facilities remotely (temperature, humidity, motion, access), to hundreds of other ways.” Wireless companies like U.S. Cellular are aggressively pushing services that take advantage of Internet of Things and GPS technologies and you may be able to bundle these services on to your existing plan for an attractive price. Also, don’t forget about data backup – this is yet another service that wireless carriers offer and that many of us forget to use. The more we use the more discounts we get.
NEW YORK – Products that speed up surfing and protect your identity are taking center stage at Internet World Fall 2000.
3012 has its good points, but ultimately I just didn’t find it as satisfying. I wonder how well the Mayan apocalypse theme will hold up after the New Year (assuming we’re still around to play games). And if the prophecies are true, well, I don’t know that 3012 is the game I want to be playing at the end of the world.
“He always remembered the hippie times,” said veteran journalist Detlef Borchers, a contributor to the weekly Die Zeit and other publications. “He always wore overalls. In the early times of student revolution, it was to denote that students were on the workers’ side of the movement. And he went through all these years, wearing these old-fashioned clothes.”
The site’s creators “promise to unfold a different way of musicdiscovery that will blowthe audience off their feet. Reach out to your audience at a deeperlevel! Not just genre/mood/tag based boring filtering of music. Itsdifferent!” Presumably, these features will harness the site’s socialaspect (profile pages, friends, messages, and so on).
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End of diversion. For more on how the tagline “exemplifies the captivating journey and multiple perspectives of news, entertainment and information consumers explore” on MSNBC.com, click here for the press release. We now return to our regularly scheduled THREAT LEVEL, which also offers a spectrum, but strictly in the infrared range.
That at least partially explains why education startups have become extremely hot investments. A recent New York Times piece cited data from research firm CB Insights that showed investors pouring $1.87 billion into education startups in 2014, a 55 percent increase over the previous year and the largest amount since the company started tracking such investments in 1999. New products and services seem to crop up almost daily. Some are from established companies like Rupert Murdoch’s News Corporation, whose educational division, Amplify, is run by former New York Public Schools chancellor Joel Klein; or publisher McGraw-Hill, which snapped up Engrade, a learning-management startup, last year. Others are from newer firms like ClassDojo, a behavior-tracking app that has signed up more than 35 million users since it was introduced in 2011.
Can’t tell the difference between a meteor and a meteorite? What is a meteoroid even? This handy infographic teaches us about all the different flying space debris.
Having signed up as a precinct captain, he’s had to take the day off from work. One major task is to return to the households that other volunteers have identified as Obama supporters to make sure they vote. Another is to flood “under delivering” precincts with supporters waving signs at key intersections. He also has to hang out long enough at the polls to make sure that election officials don’t turn anyone away who shows up at the last minute to vote.
*Military tourism… was one of my biggest pet peeves when I was here last time – in the Green Zone – so I couldn’t help but be disgusted when I stumbled upon this. The mentality associated with walking around this nation like it’s your own little sight-seeing trip stuns me. You look at the backgrounds of the authors – a CA [civil affairs] guy and an NGO [non-government organization] guy – and you just expect better of them. [Since those two groups are supposed to be the most sensitive to local concerns – ed.] * Instead, every local they saw on their sight-seeing wound up seeing the ultimate in ugly American tourists. How can we claim any credibility in anything we do when they see that this is how seriously we take the responsibility we have assumed by doing what we as a nation have done here, and are claiming to do now.
The 500 brands Coupons Inc. represents also suffer from fraud the old-fashioned way. They fall victim to photocopying of their coupons. Weitzman says the company shuts off coupon-printing access to violators if photocopied coupons with the same serial numbers show up at markets.
Deep web, dark social, and dark IP all highlight the fact that our ability to catch so much in the net by dragging the surface (to use Mike Bergman’s analogy) actually still misses the invisible wealth of what lies beneath.
Two pieces of software that were just released stood out in particular: Teach With Portals and SuperBetter. One is a system based on an extremely popular commercial game that was modified to advance educational goals. The other was designed from the ground up from a behavioral science model with the express goal of improving health outcomes. I think these two development streams will allow purposeful play to finally enter the mainstream.
Sau is the guinea pig for an experimental Mars spacesuit that he and about 40 other students from five North Dakota schools developed under a $100,000 grant from NASA. The suit was formally unveiled Saturday in a craterlike area surrounded by buttes in the North Dakota Badlands, the highly eroded landscape that researchers say resembles Martian terrain.
Offering a little more insight for a little less cash, the AcuRite Pro 5-in-1 Weather Station (model 01036) ($170, RATING: 4) is one of the simpler weather station devices on the market. The outdoor sensor arrives fully assembled; just add batteries and mount the sensor on a pole. It records five basics: rainfall, wind speed and direction, outdoor temperature, and humidity.
Worse still for parents who rely on filtering software for protection on home computers, witnesses said the products also consistently allow some websites containing objectionable material to get through to the viewing screen.
“She’s a very good looking woman. Every guy in the world is going to click on that attachment,” said Andrew Antipass, a systems administrator at Tekserve, a security firm.
Maker Faire Bay Area 2012 is well behind us, but I’m still recovering. I blame the slow recovery on the killer combo of a lingering cold, the long drive there and back, and the toddler attached to me like velcro after being separated from mommy for two full days and nights. Exhaustion aside, I am so happy to report today about my first Maker Faire experience. I think I learned something about myself at Maker Faire. You guys, I think I’m a maker!
Possibly. Democratic senators Mark Warner and Amy Klobuchar are working on a bill that would require political advertisers who purchase at least $10,000 in ads to publish disclaimers right on the ad. It would also require tech platforms with more than 1 million users to publicly track all “electioneering communication” purchased by anyone spending at least $10,000 on the platform. The FEC defines electioneering communication as ads “that refer to a federal candidate, are targeted to voters, and appear within 30 days of a primary or 60 days of a general election.” For now, the term applies only to broadcast and radio ads.
Those days are over, thanks to software developed by David Rose, founder of the New York Angels (yes, I belong). Angelsoft is a wonderful collaboration platform that manages deal flow, helps match talent and expertise to projects, provides easy-to-use data rooms for potential investors, and generally drives the investment process. It combines project management and social networking in a way that, for the first time, makes the angel process efficient for both the company seeking capital and the potential investors.
The Red Cross finally asked the FCC to intervene last Friday in the wake of Katrina. The commission ruled the same day, noting its longstanding policies “against warehousing, hoarding and brokering of toll-free numbers” and the importance of the Red Cross’ work.
Engelbart’s was the second computer connected to the U.S. Defense Department-sponsored Arpanet, the predecessor to today’s Internet.
What Happened: Fan concern over the new Ghostbusters trailer ended up driving one of the movie’s stars away from Twitter.
Contract positions have become increasingly common in the industry, providing a way for employers to select workers who are best suited to handle special projects on a short-term basis. Bob Withers, who works as a career advisor for NOVA, said many of the participants in the ProMatch program are hired out on six-to-nine-month contracts.
To Tweedy – newly flush, after the success of Yankee Hotel Foxtrot – the cash isn’t that big a deal.
Non-profit organizations such as the NAACP or the National Rifle Association have for decades vigorously partaken in the public policy debate. To keep their doors open, non-profits have generally relied on the support of thousands of members who believe in the organization’s mission. But politicians and bureaucrats in states such Missouri, South Dakota, Washington, and Oregon are risking diminishing that support considerably. Voters in South Dakota and Washington will be asked next week to vote on ballot initiatives requiring supporters’ personal information be reported to the government. Public officials in Missouri and Oregon, meanwhile, are backing legislative measures implementing this free speech-chilling policy. Similar efforts are underway, or will be soon, in other states.
5. Pay attention to the signals other people are sending you: To be fair, it can be hard to know when to bow out of a conversation, especially with someone you don’t know. O’Malley says to follow their eyes and look for sentence length. “If the person you’re talking to is responding enthusiastically, then everything’s great,” he says. “But if you’re getting shorter and more terse answers, doing more talking than listening and they’re either looking around the room or checking their phone or watch, they’re looking for a socially acceptable excuse to leave.”
The Kahle case is part of a multi-pronged strategy to deal with orphaned works. Congresswoman Zoe Lofgren (D-CA) has introduced a bill called the “Public Domain Enhancement Act”. The idea, based on a New York Times op-ed published by Lessig shortly after his loss in Eldred, is that copyright holders will need to send $1 to the government after 50 years to renew their copyright. If they don’t send the dollar, their works will go into the public domain. But even if they do, their name and address will be on file so others who wish to use the work will know how to contact them.
People can use their manual chairs while at home, then rev up the IWA, instead of a separate motor scooter, if they need to get out of the house. Fernandez’s design may look futuristic and slick – like something Tron would use if he ended up in an assisted-living center – but it was inspired by a very common problem, and one that’s deeply personal for its inventor.
See If You’ve Already Been Hit. In an internal investigation of pretexted records, AT&T identified about 2,500 of its customers as possible victims. And that’s just one phone company. To find out if you’ve already been a victim of phone record pretexting, contact your telephone company in writing to determine if anyone has requested your records. If you’ve pissed off HP recently, do it today.