Corddry: Lake Bell had to miss an entire season, so we had her character die. When she was able to come back, we just had her burst in at the end of an episode. When someone said they saw her die, she just says, “Long story short, I didn’t die.”
A different operation to take down botnets didn’t work so well for Microsoft. In 2014, the software giant obtained a court order to seize control of nearly two dozen domains that were being used by two different families of botnet malware known as Bladabindi (aka NJrat) and Jenxcus (aka NJw0rm). Microsoft didn’t send infected machines any commands, but in the process of simply seizing the malicious domains to disable the botnets’ command structure, Microsoft also seized many legitimate domains controlled by the DNS provider No-IP.com, thereby knocking the website addresses of millions of its customers offline. The software maker eventually recognized its mistake and reversed its actions to restore legitimate service to these customers, but the move highlighted how heavy-handed crackdowns on botnets can have unintended consequences.
Hours after the speech, the Justice Department was in federal court trying to get Twitter to cough up records related to WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange and others.
Evan has a habit. He’s not ashamed of it, but he doesn’t want to reveal too much about himself, lest his colleagues learn how he’s spending so much of his time. Like so many others, the middle-age software developer can’t look away from the presidential election. But his fixation takes a particular form: with every browser refresh, he hopes math will reveal the future.
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Chernaik said he had been in talks with Riffage CEO Ken Wirt about developing an artist-friendly service that would allow the company to nurture artists early in their careers, while also selling enough music to stay in business.
Our shack, the Cadillac, boasted a bottle tree trimmed with cobalt-blue Skyy vodka bottles out front. Bottle trees are supposed to provide protection from ghosts; people say the ghosts can’t resist crawling inside the colored bottles. We didn’t have to use the scary outhouse out back – happily the shacks have been lightly updated and now include indoor plumbing and air conditioners.
For its part, Google has kept its comments on this case limited, issuing a terse statement after the settlement was signed: “We take responsibility for our actions. With hindsight, we shouldn’t have allowed these ads on Google in the first place.” A Google publicist also pointed Wired to an official blog post, which details how the company disabled more than 130 million fraudulent ads in 2011. Meanwhile, a number of shareholders have filed suit against Google and some executives. According to court documents, settlement negotiations are ongoing.
• 1 million hours of net-generated programming is distilled into one hour of prime-time broadcast programming, every day.
Charter, which sells connectivity under the Spectrum Cable moniker, made about $11 billion during the third quarter of 2018, a period when it added more than 300,000 new subscribers to its roster, and Wall Street is pleased with its “pricing power.” The company can raise its prices whenever it wants, because it faces little or no competition in the cities where it operates. Margins are growing, the company is buying back its stock, and its capital expenses are going down. Charter is in a milking phase, as is Comcast, which just had one of its best quarters in years. As analyst Craig Moffett puts it, cable companies are “infrastructure providers.” And their infrastructure is essentially unchallenged, either by competition or oversight.
“We’re going beyond banner ads,” he said, “to replace that with interesting social content people think is interesting to share and pass along to their friends.”
“The demand is pretty overwhelming,” said Diego Maclean, iPod My Photo’s lead designer. “I’ve got two associates here in Vancouver that are iPodifying as well. We’re putting in long hours, but the variety of photos we receive … keeps it fun.”
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As the Salt Lake City Olympics commence, one of the world’s most widely watched sporting events will be noticeably absent from the Internet – again.
For instance, if you publish a Twitter post using a piece of desktop software and that post is fed into your Plaxo Pulse feed which your friends then see and respond to it using Outlook, the backbone of transmitting that message — the social web — is essentially transparent to all parties.