He recently blogged that his cancer has re-emerged from remission, but upon learning that a magazine was preparing his obituary, he told his readers: “Even today, Friday the 13th, I am not yet aware of my death. Maybe I am already dead. But I will continue to believe that I am alive.”
Am I sold? Absolutely. I asked all the kids if they’d like to do another one in a month, and the answer was YES! So, I’m off to sign up for the remaining experiments. At $19.99 (shipping included), I can honestly say that the educational opportunity offered up with these pre-packaged kits is totally worth it. One hour of fun with three kids is about $6.50 per child… and my neighbor shared some pictures from the event with other parents who have expressed interest in participating next time.
Hold on to it I did. But that rep and I were both outliers. The fact is that unlimited data plans are rather quickly becoming a thing of history. Companies like AT&T and Verizon are nudging users away from them — often as part of an upgrade to the latest smartphone or, as in my case, a switch to the latest innovation in family plans—in a bid to manage congestion on their sometimes creaky networks as we get into the habit of doing everything on our mobile devices. And so, we’re staring at a future of capped data and overage fees.
Read on for a photo tour of the museum that will make you grateful you weren’t sick back when surgeons wielded tools that would make Sweeney Todd blush.
Now every dating app does something similar. Amanda Bradford’s The League, aimed at highly educated, career-oriented folks, requires a double verification through both Facebook and LinkedIn, to foster an exclusivity she hopes will create a community of like-minded people. Bradford says the League employs an application process that leans heavily on referrals in part to help weed out men who are intimidated by alpha females. “It wasn’t that I dreamt of being a dating app founder,” she says of launching the League. “I was frustrated with the current offerings and I had ideas of how I could make this work personally.” Bradford wanted to make sure she didn’t date a guy who wanted a housewife. Clearly, she’s not alone: The League is still in beta but has over 100,000 people on the waitlist.
It’s called “splash-and-grab,” and it’s a new way to rob convenience stores. Two guys walk into a store, and one comes up to the counter with a cup of hot coffee or cocoa. He pays for it, and when the clerk opens the cash drawer, he throws the coffee in the clerk’s face. The other one grabs the cash drawer, and they both run.
The increase in U.S. same-store sales was driven by strength in its general merchandise and health and wellness business, while its grocery business continued to lag amid food-price deflation.
When I arrived on the festival’s first morning, the number of vehicles on hand had just crossed into the thousands, strewn chaotically about the desert’s endless washes and the odd saguaro cactus. And if the landscape was lacking in landmarks, so too were the vans scattered atop it. To the untrained eye there’s not much that differentiates a white Chevy Express van (Wells’s chosen make) from a white Dodge Sprinter or a white Ford Transit Connect, all of which were heavily represented, alongside a smattering of SUVs, campers, and repurposed school buses. Images broadcast from the drones buzzing overhead capture a landscape that looks like a box of Tic-Tacs spilled in the sand.
This is Charlie, a remote controlled fish built by the CIA long ago “to study aquatic robot technology.” While once a seaborne spying device, he spends his twilight years in the CIA museum. Except now his visage graces the CIA’s brand new Flickr page, a tentative step into social media from one of the most secretive arms of government. Think of Charlie as the closest thing Flickr will get to a FAIL Whale.
Leach noted that this office has appraised the Austrian Ministry of Justice of its lawsuit via the Austrian ambassador in Washington – although, when contacted, the consul general from the embassy said he was not able to confirm or deny this claim.
Feature #4: We’re adding a gyroscope. A 3-axis gyro. Pitch, roll and yaw. Rotation about gravity. Gyro, accelerometer + compass = 6-axis motion sensing.
“Finding the DVD, streaming video or porn site that turns you on and gets you off is no easy proposition, even if you already know what you want to see. Porn is a vast genre with many subgenres, full of its own language and customs, confusing labels and misleading titles – plus a whole lot of bad grammar. What’s worse, many retailers (online and off) treat their stock with carelessness or even distaste, cramming porn together with no discernable sense of order. Alphabetical order is not invited to the party, Dewey Decimal has left the building. And each website seems to have its own organizational logic,” she writes. “It would make a librarian homicidal. Even a naughty one.”
Cyclical cell-phone demand causes a lot of problems for the rest of the electronics industry (“Handsets Are Going, Going, Gone,” Dec. 4, 2003).
All of this adds up to a risky time for MakerBot, but Pettis sees the demonstration effect as key: Just as with the early PCs, the appeal of the devices can’t quite be understood until they’re seen in action. “Before people buy a MakerBot, they think of all the practical applications—all the stuff they can cross off their ‘honey-do’ list, the things they can fix around the house”—broken parts on the bike or the dishwasher, or a new toothbrush holder to fit a tight space. “But once they have it,” Pettis says, “their mind flips a switch. They start printing out amazing things, wonderful things.”
I do not think I can properly relate how horrified I was when the MC during my previous ceremony told the room to return my house keys, only for a large number of people to come forward and remove their house keys from their key chains and place them in front of me. I wanted to die. It was highly embarrassing. It became even more so when the MC said something to the effect of, “I can’t return my key. You stole the key to my heart many years ago.”
Everyone’s in an uproar over a report of bias in Facebook’s “trending topics” section. Gizmodo cited former contractors of the social network, who said they witnessed suppression of certain trending conservative news stories and sources, among other things.
Before 1998, it was rare for established publishing companies to bid on self-published fiction. But in the last 18 months, thanks in great part to authors’ ability to use the Internet to market themselves, more than three dozen self-published novels have been picked up by major houses.
The Remote Lounge accommodates up to 300 people and is offering a two-for-one drink special for Lapdance. Vouchers will be handed out at Macworld Expo.
Mikko Hypponen, chief research officer at the Helsinki-based cybersecurity company F-Secure, called the attack “the biggest ransomware outbreak in history.”
ICANN, a non-profit established by the U.S., has never awarded a contract to manage the .com space to a company outside the United States – in fact VeriSign has always held it – despite having a contentious relationship with ICANN that’s involved a protracted lawsuit. But, due to contract terms, VeriSign is unlikely to ever lose control over the immensely economically valuable .com handle.
And to my long-time regular readers, commenters, and fellow geobloggers – thanks for keeping me in your online reading routines!
Here’s the deal, GeekDad readers: I guarantee that if we break our record, I will shave my beard clean on December 2nd. But I will attempt to capture as many facial hair types as I can while I remove it. Then I will post these photos on the Internet. This is well worth a few bucks, don’t you think?
You can also save a Snap for later. Take a Snap, and instead of tapping on the blue arrow, tap the download icon on the bottom left corner. This saves the Snap to your Memories, to reminisce on or repost later. If you’ve already added a Snap to your Story, you can save the Snap to your Memories, too. To view your Memories, go back to the camera page and tap the Memories icon, just beneath the shutter button. Only you can view your Memories.
In December 2016, Georgia secretary of state Brian Kemp accused the Department of Homeland Security of attempting to hack his office’s systems, which include the Georgia voter registration database. Six months later, the DHS inspector general concluded that the allegations were unfounded; someone on a DHS computer had simply visited the Georgia Secretary of State website. Now, two days before an election in which Kemp himself is the Republican candidate for governor, he has levied similarly unsupported charges—this time against his democratic opponents.
Almost immediately, my phone lit up with text messages from concerned friends, wanting to let me know I’d been hacked.
TechNet, a lobbying group founded years ago by Silicon Valley fixtures John Doerr and John Chambers to advocate for tech-industry issues, is tracking 60 autonomous-car-related bills that are circulating and expects 10 to 20 more this year.
According to a user named Lil Jones on the XDA Developers forum, a popular site among Android developers and modders, Google Play listed the Samsung Galaxy Nexus smartphone as, “The latest smartphone from Google, soon the first phone with Android 4.1 Jelly Bean.”
“The Internet is basically tailored to this kind of activity,” said Jordan Kessler, a senior researcher at the Anti-Defamation League. “Hate leaders say what they wish to see happening and other people do their dirty work.”
“Aren’t we mostly geeks here, online? Didn’t we all, at one time or another, get bullied by ‘the cool kids?’ Don’t any of you remember what that felt like?” Wheaton asked in Slashdot post. “I don’t care if you’re ‘The Guy From TV’ or if you’re ‘The Kid From Math Class.’ Being personally attacked by people who don’t know a thing about you hurts. It sucks.”
His year-old business has earned him enemies. Wiggen said he receives about 100 angry e-mails, and a few snail-mail letters, every day from people whose booking photos are displayed on his site. “Obviously, they’re really nasty,” he said of the messages. “I never thought I’d get this backlash from individuals. I just never imagined it.”