For the active social web user, keeping track of which bits of your data are public and which are private on different sites is a chore. Some websites share your photos, status updates, your list of friends, who you’re following and other data on the open web by default. Some share nothing. The rest are somewhere in the middle.
“It’s amazing how many people go there,” Andrews said of iTunes. “We’re hoping albums work there.” Andrews said he wasn’t sure if Apple eventually would allow the album to be kept intact.
That’s how I first discovered bulletin boards. A BBS enables computers to communicate with each other using modems over telephone lines. When I was 12, I was looking through an issue of Computer Shopper magazine, which I used to obsessively pore over even though it was terrible, and I found a listing for something called TOTSE, or “Temple of the Screaming Electron.”
Blue sees the possibilities for porn and blogging as endless: “Blogging is the one thing that is the great unknowable factor, and the uncontrollable factor, as it is the one thing that normalizes porn stars, their lives and porn sex in general.”
But when the 50-year-old former NFL safety and successful entrepreneur shot himself in the chest, there was another purpose: so that his brain could be donated to Boston University researchers and studied to assess the life-long neurological effects of playing in the National Football League.
Further and more sophisticated testing may well prove Kevlar disperses shock, protects the brain from angular force and reduces the risk of concussion. But neurologists say technology will never eliminate the threat of head trauma as long as our brains are encased in fluid.
“We’ve collected more than 1,000 reviews from Apple employees. And from those reviews, Steve Jobs, we’ve found, is the third-highest-rated CEO on our website,” Glassdoor co-founder Tim Besse said in a video. “Employee morale is one of the key ways to keep talent around. So it will remain to be seen whether or not Tim Cook can kind of take the reigns and lead and inspire top talent the way that Steve Jobs has.”
Baldwin’s goal is to produce maps depicting that information. Earlier this week, he published a prototype map showing areas of influence of major cities in 48 states. But just 4,000 people completed the survey at the time, not a large enough sample to produce an accurate map, Baldwin said.
“I expected that a few people would do it at Harvard and they’d tell their friends, but I didn’t expect it would take hold as this all-inclusive directory,” he said.
Even the staying-put crowd should have some back up plan for the day the canned food runs out. There are no guarantees as to how long it will take to knock down the bulk of the zombies, so be prepared to outlast them. If you have plenty of food to eat, it will lessen the chances that your brain will be their food. (Side note: A good tip I found online today? Cut your hair short. Less for them to grab onto. Or as the website put it, “Lose the Mullet, Save Your Life.” Words to live by.)
Less than an hour after the phone call, a note arrived from Electronic Arts (EA) stating that, in fact, the Majestic game had been closed down. The note had a link to the Portland Chronicle, a fictional online news site showing video footage of the fire that destroyed Anim-X.
“They all have decent-sized success stories,” Bauer said of the online script sites. “They are coming of age.”
You might assume that things would never become that bad, but it’s already happening even with the current laws. Prosecutors went after Andrew “weev” Auernheimer for downloading a customer list AT&T negligently made public. They prosecuted Barrett Brown for copying a URL to the Stratfor hack from one chatroom to another. A single click is all it takes. Prosecutors went after the PayPal-14 for clicking on a single link they knew would flood PayPal’s site with traffic. The proposed changes make such prosecutions much easier.
Amateur re-creations of ’80s arcade shooters (in 2-D sound) exist in audio format. Elaborate war simulators like Tank Commander from GMA Games requires audio players to complete missions, shoot tanks and dodge missiles – from all sides.
Other than that little forced exercise, the CO2 values in my houses seemed reasonable according to the Urban Weather Station. It’s fascinating seeing the CO2 values reach a maximum at about 9am, then diminish over time during the day while most of the family is out of the house.
The Lytro camera is a light-field, or plenoptic, camera. An array of micro-lenses sits over the camera’s sensor, capturing all the light in the scene being photographed (11 million rays of light, to be precise). The Lytro then saves your image in a proprietary file format to deliver a “living picture” that you can manipulate on your computer, much like a raw file. By manipulating key attributes, you can effectively change the focus of the image. That’s right: After the image has been taken.
“I am very delighted to see Apple take this issue seriously,” said Matthew Peterson, an iPod nano owner who set up a website to collect photos of damaged iPods, in a statement on his site.
Then there’s the bigger issue, the one that’s always difficult for a foaming-at-the-mouth civil libertarian like myself to confront. Does a game like Super Columbine, or a movie like The Texas Chainsaw Massacre, supply that final push to those people already on the edge? The guy who shot up Dawson College in Quebec last year played Super Columbine. Criminal history is full of sociopaths who claim to have been inspired to their murderous acts by a particular movie, game or song.
SEATTLE – What’s true with the iLoo? Microsoft and its public relations firm changed their story – again – Tuesday about whether the U.K. division had been developing an Internet-enabled portable toilet.
Get Ready for a Privacy Law Showdown in 2019
Companies like Amazon, Apple, Facebook, and Google are pushing hard for federal digital privacy legislation in 2019, and not quite out of the goodness of their hearts. Last summer, California’s state legislature passed a groundbreaking privacy bill that is set to go into effect on January 1, 2020. Tech giants are now racing to supersede the law with more industry-friendly federal legislation. Even though Congress is divided politically, it looks like a deal could be reached. Reigning in Big Tech has become a bipartisan issue.
High above the Arizona desert in 2010, after a day of photographing housing developments, Christoph Gielen looked down from the helicopter upon Arizona State Prison Complex-Florence. The hexagonal arrangement of the prison site, to him, replicated the six-sided concentric order of suburbs he’d shot previously. That chance observation kickstarted a three-year project called American Prison Perspectives, in which Gielen examines the architecture of Supermax prisons via aerial photos.
So we can’t cry “copycat.” Plus, IE9 does offer some unique UI enhancements you won’t find elsewhere.
The entity known as Boing Boing has bounced through several incarnations over the past 18 years.
Meanwhile, the affected bloggers cannot access their work, a situation that angers many, who said they believed they should have been given advance notice that the Weblogs service would be terminated before their sites became inaccessible.