Assistant Attorney General William Moschella told Sen. Collins in a March 2 letter that the department had no comprehensive statistics about the prosecution of diploma fraud since it ended Operation Dipscam.
Check out this video of it playing the Flight of the Bumblebee. It is impressive though admittedly lacking in it that little emotional something that makes great music.
We’d love to see someone valet this thing at a five-star hotel, so we’re hoping you all enter the contest. Sadly, there’s no link on the Naturmobil website to actually answer the question of why it was invented, but you can let us know your theories in the comments section. You might not win a truly horseless carriage, but would you really want one?
It’s not the only way Amazon makes money off its technology. Small businesses and individuals also can post items for sale or auction on Amazon’s site – in exchange for a fee or sales commission.
This dichotomy played itself out over and again in 2011, as lawmakers – Democrats and Republicans alike – turned a blind eye to important civil liberties issues, including Patriot Act reform, and instead paid heed to the content industry’s desires to stop piracy.
“While these types of artificial intelligence and voice recognition technology offer potentially new educational and entertainment opportunities, Americans’ privacy, particularly children’s privacy, must be paramount,” wrote Senator Ed Markey (D-Massachusetts) and Representative Joe Barton (R-Texas), both cofounders of the privacy caucus.
The first bit of news is that, airing tonight at 8pm ET/PT on Disney XD, is the first new episode of the show since March. The first story in tonight’s episode sees Candace becoming mayor of Danville for a day, which opportunity she of course takes to work towards busting her brothers; meanwhile, Dr. Doofenshmirtz and Perry the Platypus play golf. The second story sees Phineas and Ferb build, of all things, a lemonade stand. If that sounds far too prosaic for them, rest assured it isn’t: I don’t know exactly what’s going to happen, but evidently they end up creating lemonade stand franchises. I know several more episodes have been made but not yet (to my knowledge) scheduled to air in the U.S., including a full-episode length parody of The Wizard of Oz.
But all this energy only matters if it lasts. And as techno-sociologist Zeynep Tufekci wrote recently, it’s become so easy to organize given the digital tools at hand that the historic numbers of Women’s March attendees may be less impressive than they seem — it used to be that corralling the masses demanded much more effort from many legions of organizers. The Women’s March itself has had the same concern, and as a result is planning 10 actions in 100 days to keep the movement steaming ahead.
When Badday originally made its way onto the Net, it was thought to be a candid mini-psychodrama showing the stress of the modern worker stuffed into a cubicle and forced to work under the ever-watchful eyes of his corporate masters.
More than a third of U.S. jobs – from retail to administrative — could be at high risk of automation by the early 2030s, according to PricewaterhouseCoopers.
To see their world through the eyes of a sheep, watch the video above, and to learn more about Sheep Island’s mission check out their website.
Many publishers would likely argue that it’s lost that audience because of ad blockers themselves. But concern over ad-blocking has also spurred soul-searching in the industry, as well as aspirations to innovation, such as WIRED’s own ad-free subscription service, which launched last month. The trade group IAB released a report last year on how advertisers should change their digital ads to be cleaner and less intrusive.
Network neutrality is the notion that all traffic on the internet – whether it’s a Skype call, a BitTorent download, or a political website – should be treated equally by network service providers, without discrimination. In other words, it says that telcos shouldn’t charge different rates for different types of traffic, or provide better performance to certain traffic streams. The trouble is that telcos have pushed back against net neutrality, and as video and audio have become more important on the net, the issue has come to a head, both in the EU and in the U.S.
This is life at Death Café, an event where strangers gather to snack and chat about shuffling off this mortal coil. It sounds (literally) morbid, but in this Age of Anxiety, as people grapple with climate change, threats of violence, and political and economic instability, death lingers on many people’s minds. A fear of dying is at the root of all those stressful issues and, as Sheldon Solomon put it when speaking to The Atlantic in 2015, those things are “all malignant manifestations of death anxiety running amok.” It’s cyclical: Anxiety spiral, fear of death, bad decisions, rinse, repeat. Despite this, people rarely talk about their own mortality. Death Cafés strive to break that taboo.
Acme did not immediately return calls requesting comment. The Department of Consumer Protection has scheduled an official hearing about Acme’s policies for Aug. 22.
The subpoena (.pdf) demands “any and all copies of papers, videos, photos, stories, blogs and anything and everything you may have relating to ‘Amor Hilton’ from your website address: stag4.wired.com. These information are from (sic) your website.”
Emmanuel Macron: Probably in healthcare—where you have this personalized and preventive medicine and treatment. We had some innovations that I saw several times in medicine to predict, via better analysis, the diseases you may have in the future and prevent them or better treat you. A few years ago, I went to CES. I was very impressed by some of these companies. I had with me some French companies, but I discovered US, Israeli and other companies operating in the same field. Innovation that artificial intelligence brings into healthcare systems can totally change things: with new ways to treat people, to prevent various diseases, and a way—not to replace the doctors—but to reduce the potential risk.
Feedback has been positive so far, with readers referring friends, leaving comments, and eagerly awaiting the next installment. Hulin even hints that her audience could even influence the direction of the narrative. “I could totally see adapting parts of the story as it progresses—unfurling it slowly lets me rethink certain passages and amend them slightly. It’s like a long, slow process of editing, with pictures,” she says.
This should be true for our other purchasing choices, too: Because the problem is not unique to Toshiba. No cell phone manufacturer, for example, makes its service manuals available. Outside of the heavy equipment industry (where customers demand the information) and the automotive industry (where legislation requires publication), it’s a rare manufacturer that doesn’t use copyright as a tool for controlling us consumers.
For the program, a remodeled bus outfitted with computers serves as a mobile work area and tour bus. It picks up the kids at their community centers and provides the equipment for them to design their city.
The issue of public access to government information has become a hot topic since Sept. 11, 2001. National security fears have led agencies to shut down Web pages about airports, power plants, military bases and other parts of the national infrastructure. For a while, the Nuclear Regulatory Commission took down its entire website.
It was mildly controversial within the White House. Whenever you take a tradition that’s been around for decades and say you want to undo it at the last minute, people can get a little uncomfortable with it. But when we explained the rationale, people were on board. I had come to believe personally that this whole idea of the embargoed State of the Union is kind of a farce. In my experience the White House puts out the State of the Union embargoed 20, 30 minutes before the speech. Then the reporters email it to all their sources in Washington, their sources then email it to their friends, and by the end of the speech, everyone in Washington has had a chance to see the speech but the public hasn’t. So we felt, if everyone in Washington can see it, why can’t the public see it? Putting the speech online in a place where people go to read longer-form content made a lot of sense. We felt people received it well and I think that [other people] will do that. A few days after that, Mitt Romney announced he wasn’t running for President, and he posted it on Medium.
Other music execs actually didn’t beat ’em, but joined ’em. Keith Bernstein, a former director of operations at Universal Music Group’s Global e, actually joined Napster as its new vice president of operations. Former A&M Records senior VP Milton Olin joined the Napster team as its chief operating officer after a brief stint with another Internet startup.
Eventually we’ll be able to search physical space as we might search a text—“find me all the places where a park bench faces sunrise along a river.” We will hyperlink objects into a network of the physical, just as the web hyperlinked words, producing marvelous benefits and new products.
“I don’t think there’s a lot of sustainability to prankish mobs,” he said. “They will have to be ever-increasingly clever to get people to attend and, eventually, I think some folks might just get bored with them. This is why I’m trying to think along the lines of organizing around an action or a creative activity.”
The website lets people auction off their old PSP games, accessories and UMD movies to other PSP enthusiasts. Since the products are used, prices are generally less than the items would cost new.
Station commander Gennady Padalka of Russia and science officer Edward Fincke of the United States will begin their walk shortly after midnight Tuesday, Pacific Daylight Time. In another six-hour operation, the two will install an antenna and new laser reflectors to be used in the docking of the first of the ESA’s new Automated Transfer Vehicles, or ATVs, scheduled for next year.