“Your one-stop portal to the best in hand-indexed and reviewed links. We review sites of all kinds: from highbrow erotica and fine art nude photography to xxx hardcore.”
On the brighter side, while Flash may not be part of it, Jobs did promise that the coming developer SDK will mean “you’ll see a lot of applications out there this summer.”
Looking back, his mother, Donna, can only guess what went wrong, because Jed didn’t act depressed. He was in his second year of a special program for learning-disabled students at the University of Arizona. Had he been worried about his grades? Distraught over a breakup with his girlfriend?
“As you may know, our Web site was unavailable for a period of time earlier today. The outage occurred within seconds of a scheduled maintenance update, which we believe was the cause. We are working on fully restoring service and apologize for any inconvenience.”
In the following weeks, Carreon claims, he received more than 200 hate emails, some expressing the wish that he be raped by bears. Oatmealites launched attacks on his website. Within six weeks, Inman’s followers donated more than $200,000, which he then photographed in stacks spelling out “FU” and donated to charity.
I’m imagining that Louisiana and Mississippi coastal residents aren’t reading this blog right now as both states have sections that are under mandatory evacuation. I’ve already had calls this early Sunday morning from friends and family who are packing up, prepping their houses, and moving out. Louisiana is forecast to take the brunt of the storm, and with Katrina’s landfall just three years ago, there are significant changes to how they’ve prepared for this storm. You can see the preparations on the Louisiana website. Mississippi is taking similar measures and assisting the evacuation of Louisiana along with their own residents. UPDATE: as the storm track changes, Texas is also looking to be in the path of the storm – they’ve updated the emergency preparedness section of the State of Texas website.
While not surprising, the move would bring Google’s search engine into the social networking era, while simultaneously creating a new avenue for blackhats to manipulate search results and potentially incurring the wrath of trust-busting authorities.
“It’s different than a Zite or a Flipboard, where you’re getting a few articles that are being editorially put there, or put there by a small group of users,” Harris told Wired. “You have to look across the entire social graph to build this.”
Is Page ready to be Google’s chief executive? We’ll find out. We do know that he read business textbooks for fun as a child. We also know that Google has some outstanding senior managers including Patrick Pichette, the ace CFO, and Jonathan Rosenberg, the VP of product development.
No case was more bizarre than the July 13, 2002 theft of a 600-pound safe filled with lunar samples from every Apollo mission.
“I do like the fact they show uncensored pictures, which I think more Americans really need to see,” Sweeny added. “War is not pretty, and the wounded do not fall down gracefully and expire with a sigh and a cigarette in their mouth.”
Thompson: So you’re not actually looking at the text, and then comparing it to Wikipedia or checking dates. You’re just looking at comments, headlines, fact checking, right? Or are you analyzing the body of the article?
3. Sony MiniDisc
Sony’s come up with many annoying and proprietary formats in an ill-advised attempt to control its customers, but this was one of the worst. It combined a new physical media format with Sony’s annoying ATRAC file format, and of course had ridiculous restrictions on copying files. While MiniDiscs achieved some popularity with musicians for their ease of recording and editing live performances, most people gave this horrible format a justifiable pass.
The takeaway science can be really cool. For instance, one of the winning videos uses sound waves to make droplets bounce on top of a water surface. The results look like highlights from an early-2000s screen saver. But when a bunch of these droplets start bouncing of each others’ waves, they mimic the wave-particle duality at the heart of quantum mechanics.
Surmounting such technical challenges is only phase one of Revive and Restore’s plan. Novak hopes to set up a sanctuary of lab-generated pigeon chicks in the bird’s original breeding territory. He would then train homing pigeons to pass over the nest site, showing the chicks their ancestral migration route. Novak says passenger pigeons would restore balance to forest ecosystems, clearing brush and fertilizing soil.
But I’m not here to talk about Amazon. My focus is on Apple (NASDAQ:AAPL) and Facebook (NASDAQ:FB). Let’s start with the former.
The Drug Policy Alliance’s Ralston, in her own accompanying statement, points to the fact that drug buyers and sellers were insulated from physical violence thanks to their use of the Silk Road’s anonymity and digital protections:
Augmented reality glasses. Google Glass may have been a bomb, but Snap Spectacles are a hit. Lenovo and a host of startups demoed smart glasses at various stages of development for business and consumer AR applications. Mark my words: someday, we’re all going to be wearing glasses instead of staring at screens.
The spread of malware is aided by the popular use of shortened URLs on Twitter, which generally hide the real website address from users before they click on a link, preventing them from self-filtering links that appear to be dodgy.
France’s government cybersecurity agency is urging French Internet users to take measures to protect themselves from a new ransomware detected in several other countries.
The Voice isn’t going to get bigger any time soon. Its print circulation is expected to stay steady, though Fulton does say the Web traffic is growing rapidly.
At the risk of crossing the streams, it would be remiss of us not to point you to N’Gai Croal’s take on the firing of Jeff Gerstmann from his editorial position at Gamespot. No-one really knows for sure what happened, but convincing reports from within the organization detail an editorial environment soaked in advertising-driven mismanagement and fear. Croal points to the bigger picture, to how the landscape of game journalism makes it uniquely prone to such abuse.
While those at last year’s session at the high of the dot-com mania may have been a little uneasy, people at this year’s summit may be marked by a sense of relief or even smugness, said outgoing Microsoft chief operating officer Bob Herbold, one of the hosts.
“If we’re doing our job right, it can’t do nothing but help us, you know if we’re doing our job the way we’re supposed to, and it provides evidence sometimes,” Warren C. Mitchell, Dallas police sergeant, said. “But also, it could misconstrue. It depends on when you come into the scene, you know and not understand why a decision was made to do this and do that – it has its pros and cons.”
UPDATED: April 19, 2018, 10:04 PM EST: This story has been updated with comment from Forter
Are we headed toward a Web 2.0-fueled world of microcelebrity where every semi-interesting human is worthy of fan clubs, rabid devotees and citizen paparazzi? To hear Slats explain his unlikely fame, he might as well already be Lindsay Lohan or Britney Spears.
But there’s one small problem with this hopeful scene. A lot of the bigwigs these days wouldn’t be caught dead at the pool.
Among the Syrian rebels, Yassin is far from alone in applying his ingenuity to homemade weapons. More than in any of the other Arab nations riven by war in recent years—more than in Egypt, Libya, or Iraq—the rebels here have taken a DIY approach to arming themselves. This has been born out of a combination of necessity (other rebellions have been better supplied) and uncommon opportunity, as rebels have been able to hold significant territory where workshops can be set up and kept safe from regime attacks. Though regional countries like Saudi Arabia and Qatar have supplied arms to the rebels—and the US decided in June to begin its own limited program—weapons have been scarce enough that the rebels continue to manufacture their own. The whole region around Aleppo, which had been the center of Syria’s heavy industry, quickly became particularly fertile ground; as the rebels captured machine shops, steel mills, and power plants, they began adapting them to the task of war.
While the handset manufacturers are working together to fix this wireless headache, the companies are members of two separate groups addressing the same problem in instant messaging over mobile phones.
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Nielsen believes that such ads are a sign of “capitulation” on the part of content producers; the trend is so “disgusting,” he thinks, that it holds the long-term possibility of “driving people away” from the Web.
This story reflects the stance and attitude of most of corporate America (“Yo, Mr. CEO, Get Our Point Now,” Oct. 24, 2003).