The lawsuit, filed in 2003 by Iowa’s CIS Internet Services, also prompted earlier judgments against companies in Florida and Arizona worth more than $1 billion.
Paul Sams, a Blizzard vice president, defended the punishment, saying, “If you used a corked bat by yourself in the batting cages, that’s not hurting anyone. But if you used it in a Major League game, that negatively impacts the other players, the people in the stands, everyone.”
Dismiss. People often block because there’s no other way to remove a tweet from view. If Twitter added this tool for any tweet (just like the one that exists for ads), there’d be less need to block right away.
“Those records sound horrible,” he growls. “A flea market copy of Sweet Baby James will sound better than any new 180-gram version.” Surely, there must be some notable reissues of other pop albums? The 60-year-old California native pauses. “If there are, I haven’t heard them.”
LOIC was made to put load on servers, much as a programmer would do to make sure a website could keep functioning if a lot of web users came by simultaneously. But LOIC was also specifically made with the denizens of 4chan in mind.
The woman who received the phishing attempt says she’s been warned against traveling to Turkey due to her outspoken criticism of the movement’s charter schools.
Safari 4 also includes a crash protection mechanism that keeps the browser running, even if a plug-in like Flash player crashes.
WIRED design director Ivylise Simones and I worked closely with Noronha to refine the portraits, and WIRED photographer Beth Holzer shot reference photos of nearly every staff member.
“While GarageBand.com has been in operation since 1999, we recently
launched a new service, iLike.com. Within a matter of weeks iLike.com
has already exceeded GarageBand.com in traffic, and we’ve decided to
rename the company iLike because it’s a stronger and broader name.
iLike helps you discover music through your friends and through personal
recommendations. iLike.com gets music info from three different
sources: (1) users who install the iLike Sidebar for iTunes allow our
software to analyze their music libraries and construct an organic
discography of the music universe from the songs on their computers; (2)
musicians can post music on GarageBand.com to be tagged and rated by the
community (the highest-rated music finds its way into the iLike
recommendations) (3) we license 30-sec samples for major-label music
“Asteroids that wouldn’t have even been seen a year ago are now being caught,” said Tim Spahr, a near-earth asteroid specialist at the Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics. “All the groups doing discovery are getting better at their jobs.”
Australian GeekDad’s must check out the track “Australia” which has more clichés and Australian references than a Rolf Harris ditty sung at an Australia Day Barbecue (trust us, that was funny). But it doesn’t grate; the chorus “I want to live in Australia” sung in an American accent is awesome. It should have been the theme song for the recent viral advertising campaign for a job on an island in Queensland. The song name drops among others Sir Donald Bradman, Dame Edna Everidge, Home and Away and 90s pop group of “Accidentally Kelly Street” fame, Frente.
The new Facebook support certainly makes it easy for fans of both sites to get the best of both worlds, but we’re hoping this doesn’t signal a mad rush to add dozens of sharing tools to Flickr.