Even stories that could have been given positive spin by Beijing were omitted, such as Monday’s release of Tibetan music scholar Ngawang Choephel from an 18-year jail term for spying.
For example, a click on California reveals that in 1980 it had 23,264 prisoners – about one for every 1,000 state residents. By 2000, that figure had shot up to 161,808 – or nearly one of every 200 residents.
Hanken: It’s a time of tremendous promise. Taxonomy has been slow to adopt digital technologies, and has been somewhat poorly organized, but it’s beginning to change. People are realizing how much potential there is for improving how we do the science.
Finding all these items in Germany has been less challenging that one might think. It turns out that there are several audiophiles in the Düsseldorf area where he lives that have extensive vinyl and record player collections. He put out a call on a local vinyl collectors website and quickly met people who were willing to sell or lend him what he was looking for.
One of my more popular posts, based on site stats, is this one highlighting a nice image of the seafloor in the region of the Puerto Rico trench. This week’s Sea-Floor Sunday image shows a new bathymetric image of this region that I found on the USGS Woods Hole Science Center website.
Knowing that the idea had been around for years, RGB Labs co-founder Scott Lipsky was sure he’d be able to find a quick solution when he went looking for art to display on his new home theater last November. “I simply wanted art on my wall,” said Lipsky, co-founder of interactive marketing agency Avenue A. “I didn’t think I’d have any problems at all.”
“Password reuse is what really kills you,” says Diana Smetters, a software engineer at Google who works on authentication systems. “There is a very efficient economy for exchanging that information.” Often the hackers who dump the lists on the web are, relatively speaking, the good guys. The bad guys are stealing the passwords and selling them quietly on the black market. Your login may have already been compromised, and you might not know it—until that account, or another that you use the same credentials for, is destroyed.
Felicia Day: I have a little obsessive-compulsive personality. You can tell because I played online games for eight hours a day. I have a very focused personality. I spent years not doing anything because I was inhibited. I didn’t know if people would approve of what I was doing. So just the whole process of getting up the bravery to write something was a huge step for me. But once I got on board and I saw that this is my project — this is actually making a difference and people are enjoying it — I just get tunnel vision.
But this is VR porn—in which intimacy is the watchword, eye contact is everything, and studios are sensing money-making potential the likes of which hasn’t been seen since the internet came along and almost cratered the whole damn industry.
She cited as an example a group of women in West Africa who produce shea butter, a plant-based product used for cosmetics and for food such as margarine.
If you cannot join the cast on tour, you’ll be pleased to know that a recording will be made available for download later this year. If you will be in the UK this summer, you can check the official website for tickets and the latest announcements including who will play the book on the dates yet to be revealed.
I haven’t read Trump’s Art of War, er, Art of the Deal, but as a former senior executive of the tech industry myself, I do know something about negotiating. One thing’s for sure, you can’t make a deal without showing up at the table. You can always go to court later, but first, you meet and try to work it out. That’s just what real leaders do.
Keep in mind, my son is five years old, and he plays this game very well. There are two four-sided dice that are rolled for your turn and the moving ninja must travel the rolled amount of spaces without moving diagonally. There are a couple of other movement restrictions, but I will save that for the rulebook to explain better.
CG: I do know this, there is definitely an open ear from that side as we’ve seen that Michael Bay doesn’t want to disappoint the fans. He wants to make people happy and he wants to make kids happy. So, when the fans speak up they get what they want in a way. We’ve witnessed it already in a way. The universe takes care of the Turtles!
Users play the game, called “PortaPam,” by “managing” Anderson’s career. This includes karate-chopping reporters, feeding her pizzas and smoothies and every once in a while awarding her with flowers and chocolate.
And there may not be a Blackwater/DynCorp rematch over the award, but there might be something close. Although none of Blackwater’s known aliases appears to be on the bid, Kaseman – which has ajoint venture with Blackwater called International Development Solutions – is one of the interested vendors. Apparently, we finally don’t have long to wait to learn who gets the giant bid.
The breach, which occurred in August 2013, is separate from the 2014 hack disclosed this past September, affecting 500 million Yahoo accounts.
Enrich said that his group has been pushing for electoral reform since it was created, in 1998. He added that if Bush had won the popular vote and lost the election, votewithamerica.com would have tried to encourage Gore electors to switch.
“Nearly 50 percent of content submitted regarding the California wildfires and the U.S. Midwest floods were vetted for use on CNN networks and platforms,” the release states.
Third, Security expert Adam Shostack has written that senior TSA managers were briefed in February 2004 on the vulnerability exploited by Soghoian’s website. That is in addition to the discussion of how the gap between where a boarding pass is printed and where the security line starts, which began with Bruce Schneier in 2003, and was continued here, here and here, among other places.
There’s so much that’s good about Apple News on the iPad. Unfortunately, there’s also a bit that’s not so good.
Before HyperCard, programming was more or less the exclusive domain of professional programmers.
So, please surprise us with something that will put us in the mind of that day when we laid our hands on a Palm V for the first time, and later the m515 and then the Tungsten. Otherwise, we’ll be slaves to Apple’s long march, to quixotic Android phones and to the Blackberries our corporate overlords insist we must carry.
It’s important to remember that CarCheckup doesn’t track near-misses, ignored stop signs or omnipresent left turn signals. For that, you’ll have to brave the passenger seat.
Photographer Chris Burkard doesn’t make the usual images of surfers. He and his crew don thick wetsuits and head for the poles to make photos of surfers paddling out in slushy cold waters off of Norway, Iceland and Chile.
Each member appears on the map as the regular Google Maps teardrop. When I test it I find one tear on the map about 20 miles east of San Francisco. I click it and get a thumbnail photo of the person – it’s Andy at Collaboradate headquarters – and a link to his profile.
Battlefield Heroes Closed Beta starts February 11th [Battlefield Heroes Official Site]
But each of these services and tools fills its own niche, and, for now at least, each occupies its own browser tab or, in Facebook’s case, its own section within a website. Wave is one of the only services trying to bring them all together into a unified interface.
Mia Carbonell, a spokeswoman for AOL Time Warner, declined to comment on the story, which was first reported by The Wall Street Journal on its website.
The last time the RIAA site was hacked, downloadable pirated music was posted. This time, a URL allowing access to the RIAA’s system for posting press releases was made publicly accessible, allowing people to post messages that then appeared on the RIAA’s official press release page.
They got a firsthand look at why government IT is so expensive—and dismal. Even as the site collapsed, the dozens of contracted developers toiling on the site seemed weirdly detached, methodically producing code for arcane new features. Only later did the members of the tech surge realize that this behavior had been preordained by the way the federal government wrote its contracts. Perhaps to satisfy as many of the handful of big contractors as possible, contractors were hired to work only on discrete pieces of the puzzle—the features of the website, the security protocols, the accessibility requirements, and hundreds of other details. But none of the contracts dealt with overall performance issues, like the speed at which the website should respond to a user’s input. No contractor was responsible for even making sure the site was operational.
In the mobile app Blind, where users must use their work email addresses to verify they are employees at a given company, a survey of Google employees reflected the divisions. Of 440 Google employees who responded to a Blind survey on Tuesday and Wednesday, 56% said they disagreed with Google’s decision to fire Mr. Damore.
One of Violet’s recurring themes is that women do not want dumbed-down porn with contrived romance slapped over the same old scenes. That is not story, and it is definitely not hot.