For example, when a book was featured on a Top 100 list, it received 1 point. But if it made a Top 10 list, received 10 points. So if a book made the cut for a shorter list, it was rewarded. The more lists a book made, the more points it accumulated. Many of the lists we used didn’t assign rankings or declare an overall best, so we didn’t assign weight to those that did.
Celera researchers, who announced their project last September and have spent only $250 million, have used the GenBank data for portions of their research.
Grokster’s decision was not expected to affect internet users who already run the company’s file-sharing software to download music and movies online, nor was it expected to affect users of rival downloading services, such as eDonkey, Kazaa, BitTorrent and others.
After Inside.com and The New York Times questioned the truthfulness of Forman’s account, an embarrassed Michael Kinsley retracted the article and apologized to his readers on June 25.
It was there that Adams began transforming Celtic from a mere consumer of criminal goods into a top provider. Eventually he was peddling driver’s licenses from 13 states: New York, Nevada, Illinois, Virginia, Tennessee, Georgia, Maine, South Dakota, Arizona, Texas, Washington, Indiana, and California. The Nevada licenses were particularly good, encased in what the agent claimed was authentic government laminate bearing the state seal.
The gist of their collaboration? A massive version of one of Echelman’s signature sculptures that people could draw on with their smartphones.
The ASM system, Telvent said, would give critical infrastructure operators “the ability to determine changes to the system, who made them and why” as well as detect new devices when they’re connected to the network, “allowing for faster decision-making as to whether a change is planned or potentially malicious.”
That’s when I gave up. I had nothing to show for my labor but a sad metal block scarred by a maze of crooked channels. Well, that and a left hand bristling with tiny aluminum shards where my latex glove had split.
But the ACLU’s Edgar maintains that the Patriot Act does not clearly define what constitutes content in the context of the Internet. For example, he notes, it is unclear whether an investigator, without probable cause, would find out only that a subject has visited the Google website, or also that he or she entered the search terms “Bush” and “Halliburton,” or “Clinton” and “Whitewater.”
Unless you’re some sort of shopping-crazed sociopath, you’re likely not too jazzed about waking up hours before dawn so you can get the best deals on this year’s hottest gifts. Fear not. These apps may not reduce the size of mall crowds, but at least you’ll know where the best deals will be had at the click of a button.
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Bob Marietta said, “Infinium Labs’ Phantom is the quintessential textbook definition of vaporware. This undelivered product has been lingering around for years now…. The company has been surrounded by a cloud of lawsuits, website revamps and even a stock scandal. A website with a large cult following has even sprung up to follow the story.”
LulzSec announced Thursday it hacked servers at Sony Pictures and Sony BMG. The group posted what appear to be the stolen e-mail addresses and passwords of about 50,000 consumers who’d registered for one of three Sony promotional sweepstakes: last year’s “Seinfeld – We’re Going to Del Boca Vista!” giveaway, a January contest Sony conducted with AutoTrader, and a Sony contest to promote the film Green Hornet.
The online printing business iPrint has survived a staggering five rounds of layoffs, and after merging last year with another printing company, is also growing revenues. Although the company’s losses remain steep, chief executive Monte Wood says he is optimistic.
In between these jewels other equally-stark gems are nestled: a ghost searches for her pet, Snowflake, in “Lake Tahoe.” An observer tries to hide evidence of the Yeti’s existence in “Wild Man,” and Stephen Fry quietly reads through the title track’s “50 Words for Snow” while Bush cheers him on at each chorus. The CD ends with the most gorgeous of all the tracks, “Among Angels.”
When European and US regulators started looking hard at Google for potential antitrust violations between 2011 and 2013, the number of Google-funded papers with titles like “Google? A Monopoly? Don’t Make Me, a Credentialed Academic, Laugh” spiked. The same thing happened again in 2015. In 2013, when regulators and media companies wanted to know if Google could be held responsible for linking to pirated materials, it was all papers like “Just Because You Found Something Copyrighted on Google, That’s Just, Like, Your Opinion, Man.” OK, I made those specific titles up, but still.
I just have to say that online swapping of music is no different than me borrowing my friends entire stack of CDs and copying them without ever getting online (“P2P Services in the Clear,” Aug. 19, 2004). They never said anything when the cassette tape recorders came out and people were recording their friends’ music with those. It is all just really confusing and it seems like there is a lot of contradiction going around about the entire subject.
“It was a fun day,” he said. “They’re some silver-tongued devils, too, for talking people into some of the things they do…. They came in at 1 in the morning and left in the night and that was it. And they got their butts tattooed.”
During an interview with the FOX Business Network’s Maria Bartiromo, Discovery Communications CEO David Zaslav discussed why the traditional TV model is not dead.