We have become commodities manipulated by shadowy forces beyond our control: corporations, computer algorithms, campaigns. We are caught in a web where we can be easily drained of blood.
Sections of the two-man, Japanese vessel – resting than 1,000 feet below the surface – were spotted by the Pisces IV and the Pisces V, deep-sea research submersibles operated by the Hawaii Underwater Research Laboratory. The remains of the sub were intermingled with wrecks of several U.S. amphibious assault vehicles, destroyed in a 1944 ammunition fire and later dumped in the ocean. Parks Stephenson, a marine forensic historian and former Navy officer and submariner, led the NOVA expedition to investigate the mini-sub find.
Though two years ago Authentify executives were wondering whether they had a decent business model, last year the company handled 4 million transactions and called 165 countries using voice recordings in 30 different languages.
“But that’s only a small piece of it,” said lawyer Xu. “The government is mainly focusing on the intentions of the New Youth Study Group.”
I have a Mac, can I participate? Of course you can. A Mac can be a PC too, most notably when it runs Windows Vista.
Take special note of the Nuovo Award, where off-the-wall, experimental art games are celebrated. Among this year’s excellent and completely out there Nuovo nominees are Daniel Benmergui’s Today I Die, A Slow Year by Ian Bogost (pictured above), Tuning from Cactus, Closure and Justin Smith’s nutty Enviro-Bear 2000.
Khot grew up in Ichalkaranji — considered a small town in India with a population of just under 300,000 — where he was well-known for winning math competitions; his name and picture frequently appeared in the local Marathi-language newspapers Sakal (“Morning”) and Pudhari (“Leader”). At 16, he achieved the highest score countrywide in the Indian Institute of Technology Joint Entrance Exam, a test so notoriously difficult that most eligible students don’t bother to take it. At 17, Khot went off to study computer science at the school in Mumbai without ever having touched a computer.
In that time, among other projects, she’s helped the Electronic Frontier Foundation build Privacy Badger, a browser plugin that blocks web trackers. The catch is that although Privacy Badger is only designed to block trackers, not ads, the ads are often blocked as a side effect. And the modern web is still heavily dependent on advertising to make money. Surfing the web has become a choice between sacrificing your privacy or undermining the way journalists and other content creators get paid.
While YouTube has become the leading brand of online video, it has yet to figure out how to monetize its success in any major way. Meanwhile it faces upstart competition from such services as Hulu, which had 6.3 million visitors in September, according to Nielsen, and more than 100 sponsors.
“It doesn’t mean you’re going to understand it or it will be completely laid out before you,” he said. “It will not be plain as day, ever.”
The new lava flow from Mt. Etna with the city of Catania in the foreground. Image from January 12, 2011. Click here to see a larger version.
Instead, speakers played defense, tackling topics like regulation, antitrust, diversity, and security. “Responsibility” and “fix” were the buzzwords, not “creativity” or “innovate.” It was sober and desperately needed in an industry whose public image has shifted in in two years from the innovation engine of the global economy to a scourge of civilized society—like Wall Street bankers during the 1980s.
The first spacecraft hand build by Copenhagen Suborbitals was the Tycho Brahe-1. It was a one man standing-up configuration spacecraft. I will let you know all about it later in dedicated blog posts and jump right to the new space capsule Tycho Deep Space so you will become up to speed with the contemporary development process.
Day: So for Season 3, on the budget we have, we’ve kind of reached the threshold of what we can do. It might be about 10 minutes longer than Season 2, but I’m not sure at this point because we’re still editing. It’s a question of economy. People ask, “Why don’t you make these episodes 22 minutes long like a real TV show?” Well, I’m just one girl writing and producing all of this. If I had a staff of seven and millions of dollars like a regular TV show, yes, we could totally do that. But web video is low-budget filmmaking. We do as much as we can because we have people who are willing to work for cut rates because they love the show. I’m very grateful for that.
No. This guy worked in HR on labor relations at one of these companies that had said everybody has to do Lean Startup.
Pound was still illustrating by hand to pay the bills. But his hobby quickly filled up his free time. With each passing year, the artist’s self-made drawing programs got a little more sophisticated. In 1992, he printed his first randomly-generated comic strip, complete with algorithmically-positioned speech bubbles and code-created non-sequiturs inside them. By 2002, his randomly-generated works were being shown in local galleries. When First Street Gallery, a venue associated with Humboldt State University, put on an exhibition of Pound’s work around that time, the organizers split the space down the middle: Half the room was dedicated to his commercial work, the other half to his experiments with code.
As part of its 2000 purchase of Network Solutions, VeriSign also gained control of the underlying infrastructure and database for all .com and .net domain names, a lucrative investment that nets the company $6 per year for every .com and .net domain registration in the world. VeriSign will keep this portion of the business, commonly known as the registry.
Last year, D Squared’s then-president Anish Dhingra reportedly said the company did not consider Broadcast Marketer’s pop-ups spam because affected users can configure Windows to reject the ads.
People are skeptical when someone claims the ability to accurately calculate carbon emissions, but RouteRank thinks it gets it right by drawing from several sources. The company uses a comparative environmental analysis model developed by IFEU Heidelberg, a German research institute, and backs it up with information from the European Commission, universities, and transport groups.
Wired.com: Chocolate is a special confectionary, what is it about chocolate that has inspired you to create Fruition and what do you want to share with others?
As Aftergood notes, though, SHIFT+DEL doesn’t actually get a document off your hard drive. “In other cases of inadvertent transfer of classified information to an unclassified system,” he writes, “a more rigorous response is often required. But this will now be good enough for the purpose of eliminating classified Wikileaks documents.”
They Live addresses those same issues, Fairey said.
The spokeswoman said IDG was clamping down on enthusiast sites after representatives from one “acted inappropriately” at the San Francisco show in January. While she declined to be specific, she admitted IDG hadn’t been as strict in the past.