In New York in 2001, Abel Obabueki sued ChoicePoint for similar reasons after IBM rescinded a job offer when ChoicePoint in 1999 indicated he’d been convicted of welfare fraud. The misdemeanor conviction had been dismissed in 1997, and the case was expunged.
NextGen Jane might also be onto to something here. Those new tampon alternatives are better ways of collecting your “trash,” says Tariyal. “We’re trying to push the message a little more aggressively: It’s not trash. It’s something useful.” Along with her cofounder Stephen Gire, she is developing a test for endometriosis by sequencing the genes expressed in cells shed in period blood. Even the scientific community has barely considered the fact that period blood could be teeming with medically useful information. (The scientific community being nearly as patriarchal as the investment community, presumably.) Since the Times story, the NextGen Jane team has heard from lots of women jazzed about the idea their period blood could be diagnostic gold—the period movement might be slowly trickling into medicine, too.
The Q79 group needed to turn the big circuit board that would tell the screen to respond to finger inputs – it currently sat on a separate two-by- two-foot circuit board that was hardwired to the screen – into a single chip that could go inside a device. The demo went well. The team showed off the virtual keyboard and the pinch and spread features that are so strongly associated with the technology today, and got Fadell’s approval.
Why the National Institute of Standards and Technology, or NIST, though? Because it has exactly the experience and reputation we want. We were in the same position with encryption functions in 1997. We needed to replace the Data Encryption Standard, but it wasn’t obvious what should replace it. NIST decided to orchestrate a worldwide competition for a new encryption algorithm. There were 15 submissions from 10 countries – I was part of the group that submitted Twofish – and after four years of analysis and cryptanalysis, NIST chose the algorithm Rijndael to become the Advanced Encryption Standard (.pdf), or AES.
There was a catch, however. The bills included an exception that swallowed the rule: the FCC would be unable to stop cable and phone companies from taxing innovators or providing worse service to some sites and better service to others. Since we know internet users tend to quit using a website or application if it loads even just a few seconds slower than a competitor’s version, this no-blocking rule would essentially have enabled the phone and cable companies to discriminate by picking website/app/platform winners and losers. (Congress would merely enact the loophole. Think of it as a safe harbor for discriminating online.)
Or, you could buy a 3-D printed moonlet from AstroReality, and hold the moon in your hand. The San Francisco-based company also created a smartphone augmented reality app to work with it: Aim your phone’s camera at the model, and labels pop up over the craters, mare, and Apollo landing sites. Heck, you can even walk outside and hold it up in front of the sun, simulating your own personal eclipse (though, admittedly, you won’t get the eerie effects of totality).
Gunn also imagines a bigger role for long-form advertising – a one-hour video about a new car, for instance, that could be downloaded from a video-on-demand server or stored on a personal video recorder.
“When I think of the CFAA I think of hacking. You break into a system not through a simple process but aggressively and violently take stuff and ransack the place. Using a username and password is like using a key,” he said. “If I give you the key to my house is that the same thing as knocking down the door? The problem with the law is it kind of treats it the same.”
Does your heart ache for Flea? For John, Anthony and Chad? Does it make you want to pull out your acoustic guitar, take off your shirt, take off your pants, heck take off everything, and sing a really sad yet also funky song? Yeah, me too.
Android 2.1, 5-megapixel camera, 600-MHz Qualcomm MSM 7227 processor, 3.2-inch display, $130. Available June 20.
The justices’ ruling, due by the end of June, could have a long-term impact for designers and product manufacturers going forward because the Supreme Court, if it agrees with Samsung, could limit the penalties for swiping a patented design.
BD: Schools will get special pricing (TBA), but that isn’t enough. There are unique challenges specific to supporting the needs of educational institutions. We need the help of teachers and organizations that already have lasting relationships with schools. We are open to partnering with companies, organizations and leaders who share our passion for education.
Wal-Mart is investing heavily to fend off Amazon.com Inc.’s play for more retail turf. It will have added over a 1,000 online grocery pickup locations at stores by the end of next year. It also made the biggest ever e-commerce startup purchase when it bought Jet.com, installing Jet founder Marc Lore as head of its e-commerce business. E-commerce sales added 0.5% to the U.S. same-store sales figure, the largest contribution to date, said executives. Jet.com added six weeks of sales to the results.
__Shirky: __I don’t know if you’ve played with news.me, have you seen this thing?
“Yesterday’s technology, tomorrow has been the motto of the federal government since as long as I’ve been working with them,” he said. “This is a huge opportunity to really change forever how government is served.”
Andy, a PC technician in his 20s, said he was given an empty G5 case by a buddy and filled it with PC components to fool another friend. For further kicks, he invented the Christmas story and submitted it to Overclockers.
Without any intention or desire of throwing Yahoo (NASDAQ:YHOO) under the bus, it is imperative that we embrace the many lessons to be learned from this colossal breech of security, potentially impacting a billion of the site’s users, shareholder value and customer protection.
Street artists Urbanmedium (best known for that ubiquitous Che-Stormtrooper mashup graffiti, visible on the helmet here) paper this Sith helmet for an urbanized look. The helmet is part of the art gallery at Celebration IV in Los Angeles.
Lee and her team plan to eventually turn Polyvore into a broader lifestyle-meets-commerce platform, adding verticals other than women’s fashion. High-priority categories for that expansion include sites focused on weddings, babies, interior design, and men’s fashion. Polyvore will deploy at least one such spinoff later this year.
How to Live Safely in a Science Fictional Universe – Charles Yu
“If you were to ask and answer the following question: ‘What do JPMorgan Chase, Home Depot, Target, Sony, IRS all have in common?’ It’s not that they just got hacked. It’s that despite spending $1 billion on their firewalls, they were exploited. So what it says is, as a country we have to take a whole new level of protection.”
Mr. Wozniak is working with Southern Careers Institute to launch Woz U, an education program to help people enter into the tech workforce quickly and affordably. It will also provide services to companies, helping them connect with potential hires and provide training resources to their employees.
WIRED contributing editor Garrett M. Graff, who covers special counsel Robert Mueller’s Russia probe, authored the magazine’s June cover story about Mueller’s time in Vietnam, and wrote “The Threat Matrix: Inside Robert Mueller’s FBI and the War on Global Terror.” Graff breaks down the investigation’s status, the big outstanding questions, and where the investigation is likely to go after the midterm election.
I did find, though, that combining decks doesn’t work quite as well as, say, mixing up Munchkin sets, because many of the Keepers and Goals don’t actually interact with other sets. The later sets do have broader effects: things that will affect “things with brains” or Keepers that are people, rather than naming cards that are specific to one set. However, I think most of the time you’ll have the best experience just playing with one themed deck, and maybe mixing in just some rules and actions from the original set.
She first won web popularity in the mid-’90s, when she was a faculty member at the Art Center College of Design in Pasadena, California, and looking for a textbook about web design. Weinman couldn’t find one, and so, as a self-taught geek, she published her own, Designing Web Graphics, which came out in early 1996. The book quickly became the bible for web design, and she put out several more titles.
When stratigraphers construct correlation diagrams of sedimentary rocks across many 10s to 100s of km the depiction of small-scale relationships has to be simplified. It’s impossible to show meter-scale detail on a diagram meant to depict regional relationships*.
At the risk of repeating myself, if you go back to the first Accretionary Wedge, participants discussed how they got into geoscience and why they chose that path. In my post, I discussed how enthralled I was (and still am) with paleogeography – putting the puzzle pieces back together with evidence from the rock record and reconstructing the Earth, especially the surface of the Earth. What I alluded to in that post, but didn’t talk about in detail was the Cretaceous Western Interior Seaway of North America. I suppose this isn’t really an event, per se, but I guess that depends on what spatial and temporal scales one is considering.
Nearly a year after the company’s second round of funding, Riffage has found the going rough in the venture capital market despite ties to Bertelsmann and America Online. Though far from a death knell for the company, the current market has forced CEO Ken Wirt to look for alternative funding solutions.