To my knowledge, the highest-resolution subduction zone imaged to date is the last map/profile I showed above, the Nankai Trough. This is largely a result of this area being the focus area for a research project called the Nankai Trough Seismogenic Zone Experiment (or NanTroSEIZE). This program is in progress – they’ve already done a lot of seismic acquisition and some drilling into the accretionary wedge. I’ve posted about this a year ago (here) but will show the images again right now.
Other Collective Detective members won prizes of as much as $10,000 in games like Aspen Treasure Hunt, a Flash-based “advergame” promoting cologne, and Cybertrek, which challenged players to solve a programming-language problem.
To give you a taste, below you’ll find an hour-by-hour(ish) countdown of an average Friday night at SXSW, complete with pictures and music. The fun starts with Santogold (above), who took the stage at Stubb’s around 9 p.m. So pop a Red Bull and dive in. (Some times are approximate.)
But there are some potential explanations. The chimps were old; some were geriatric. And everyone agrees that moving chimps is stressful for the animals: You have to sedate them before they’re shipped, then sedate them again once they arrive at their new home. Then they spend the first 17 days at the sanctuary in quarantine, to make sure they aren’t harboring any diseases.
“Since most of the items on display are very fragile, I figured I’d be working with display jars or other non-historical materials,” Scalin says on his blog. “However, to my delight they had just acquired a collection of hundreds of beautiful real brain slices encased in acrylic (which had been dubbed ‘Zombie MREs‘).”
According to Raphael Bost, a PhD student at Université de Rennes 1 in France who has explored the use of machine learning with encrypted data, Numerai is likely using a method similar to the one described by Microsoft, where the data is encrypted but not in a completely secure way. “You have to be very careful with side-channels on the algorithm that you are running,” he says of anyone who uses this method.
Before that, though, QR codes seemed like a window to the future. Just point your camera, scan the code, and instantly check into your favorite place on Foursquare. At least, that was the idea. More often it went like this: Point your camera, remember your phone’s camera doesn’t do QR scanning on its own, download another app, open that app, point the camera, scan the code, and end up on some corporate website that’s not even optimized for your phone. Few people ever scanned a code; fewer did twice. QR codes live on in the wild, but they’re like pay phones: a reminder of how things used to be.
While most of the press took al-Sahaf semi-seriously, and a lot of the public dismissed him simply as a brazen liar, many American and U.K. Web surfers perceived something else in his words: a unique brand of black humor in the face of overwhelming defeat.
Online, the dance craze remains unfocused. There are dance-fueled YouTube hits – more people have watched the comical “Evolution of Dance” than any other video on the site – along with MTV’s Dances From Tha Hood and the booty-shaking avatars of Second Life and World of Warcraft. But, perhaps because dancing is something that happens in the here and now, nobody has figured out how to tap the trend and build a true online destination.
The company said it is adding Siri intelligence to the Apple Watch. The service, which has been available on the iPhone for more than a year, will use machine learning to adapt automatically to a user’s routines, serving up prompts for running apps for those who regularly run in the morning or afternoon.
Each month, we’ll propose a scenario and present some ideas and concepts. Then it’s up you: Sketch out your vision and upload your ideas (below). We’ll use the best suggestions as inspiration for a future Found page, giving kudos to contributors, and we’ll add our favorite submission to this story.
In a press release announcing Arrivo’s deal with Colorado, Brogan BamBrogan boasted, “Arrivo will end traffic and futureproof regional mobility.”
Nielsen tackles problems that lead to exactly the sort of failures outlined in the cartoon, including recognizing not just the gap between the designer and the intended audience, but how big that gap is.
Many Reddit users claim to have found their own transaction data in the spreadsheet, suggesting that the materials are authentic. But Forbes reporter Andy Greenberg warns that the zip file may contain malware designed to steal bitcoins — and cautions people not to download the file. Neither Karpeles nor Mt. Gox responded to a request for comment about the spreadsheet’s origins or authenticity.
Linus Torvalds has claimed, in various posts to Linux kernel discussion groups over the years, to have been attacked by a “ferocious penguin that bit me and infected me with a little known disease called penguinitis.
“From a network perspective, Kerry’s site is not too bad as these things go. Most websites have nasty security issues. Few sites are written by professional programmers, and even fewer are written with security in mind.”