Wipperfurth said Apple is one of the great community-driven brands, and should treat customers with kid gloves, not sue them. “They should value the community more than the press,” he said. “It’s a short-term story versus a long-term relationship with your loyalists.”
But nobody else seems worried. People are singing “Ob-La-Di, Ob-La-Da,” and then when Journey comes on, they begin to sway soulfully, crooning, “When the lights go down in the citeeeeee … and the sun shines on the baaaaay …”
African influences: On Monday, Northwestern University will launch a website that charts how blacks have influenced 20th century political ideas, historical events and social movements.
After high rents shut down Wetlands in 2001, Shapiro spent the next few years pondering his next move, finally settling upon Brooklyn Bowl, a concert-venue-slash-bowling-alley that opened in Williamsburg in 2009, at the site of an century-old ironworks foundry. Unlike Wetlands, Shapiro’s new venue had sightlines that allowed you to actually see the band—not to mention an upscale menu and open lanes. But it shared Wetlands’ come-one-come-all ethos, and was soon attracting acts like Adele and Paul Simon, despite holding fewer than 1,000 people. “The back of the security shirts at Brooklyn Bowl say ‘Welcome,'” notes Shapiro. “Lots of little shit like that makes a fucking difference. People can feel it.” Adds Tom Bailey, a longtime concert-industry veteran who now serves as general manager of the Capitol: “Bill Graham used to famously walk around the venue, taste the hot dogs, and say, ‘The mustard’s a little off tonight.’ He looked at every single part of the entire experience. And something Shapiro thinks about a lot: ‘How’s the vibe? Is something mucking it up?'”
By the way, would you believe Ubehebe Crater was closed? How do they close a volcano, anyway? However, I did get a great snap of a welded tuff on the road outside of Shoshone, CA.
Gasoline said he was trying to make the point that not doing something can be more effective than doing something.
Public libraries that fail to comply with the Internet law would risk losing government-provided discounts on Internet access, as well as federal grants. The library association, which represents 3,000 public libraries, said the amount of money in question totals about $215 million a year.
French authorities announced that a passport belonging to a Syrian refugee was next to the remains of one of the suicide bombers who attacked Paris last week. Fingerprints match, but it might be a forgery. Either way, the American response was swift. As I type, 25 US governors have closed their borders to Syrian refugees, even though the US committed to taking in 10,000 people fleeing the civil war in Syria.
Shot principally by Hitchcock (with the help of a tripod) as he walked, the film was edited by Adam Sjöberg and was just released a little more than a week ago. Since being posted on the Vimeo Staff Pick website, it’s been viewed by more than 44,000 people.
Connor said Afilias should also give priority to applicants who played by the rules and waited to apply for a domain name until the preregistration period was over.
Iraq’s Lost Heritage will be the backbone of an extensive effort to catalog the losses, as well as to facilitate the objects’ return and the rebuilding of the Iraq Museum. The first version will show only images of the museum’s known masterpieces, but the organizers plan to turn it into a searchable database as soon as possible.
But Daryanani and other analysts believe Apple may need to make a pricier acquisition to lessen the company’s dependence on the iPhone at a time when smartphone sales have been slowing.
“‘GoDaddy CEO Blake Irving also recognizes the value of women in technology.’ Right. Our value in GoDaddy’s sexist ad strategy,” one woman wrote on Twitter in the wake of the Anita Borg partnership.
“Although I certainly respect the views Dr. Kass expresses as an honest scientific interpretation, I disagree with his characterization of what the institute proposes to do and the process by which we will do it,” Dr. Philip Pizzo, dean of the Stanford medical school, said in a statement.
But a user’s crypto key aren’t stored on that user’s own computer; they’re stored on Dropbox’s servers. That’s a legitimate architectural choice – for one thing, it makes it simple to view your files on the web or add Dropbox to a second device – but it means Dropbox can decrypt the files at will and see the contents, putting users at risk of court-authorized government searches, rogue Dropbox employees, and even companies trying to bring mass copyright-infringement suits.
A subscription-only model for a wearable and its software platform is also a way of pushing people to actually wear the wearable for an extended period of time. Data has shown that a significant number of people ditch activity-trackers within six months, and there’s plenty of anecdotal “junk drawer” evidence too. But Ahmed insists Whoop has high levels of sustained engagement, with over 50 percent of users remaining daily active users after a whopping 18 months of wearing the band. He even shies away from the word “wearable,” and says there’s a stickiness associated with Whoop’s analytics platform; which may have a lot to do with the fact that Whoop is catering to elite athletes who already care about their performance, as opposed to nudging people who aren’t already active to be a little more active.
Tuominen and Hirvonen say they’re not releasing all the details of the vulnerabilities in Vingcard’s locks for fear of helping burglars or spies break into rooms. Six years ago, by contrast, a security researcher published the code necessary to exploit a glaring vulnerability in widely used Onity keycard locks on the web. That revelation led to a cross-country burglary spree that hit as many as a hundred hotel rooms.