“Dear Seonwoong,” the blogger wrote, referring to Lee by his Korean first name. “You lie about your IQ, you were not a top student in high school, and your claim to have graduated from Stanford with a 4.0 is also all lies.” The author went on to disparage Lee as a low achiever in high school (“You didn’t even make it to 10th place”) and ended with a stern warning: “From now on, stop exaggerating and live truthfully or people will start bad-mouthing your parents’ hometown.”
Haseltine said he never was interested in the project because he thought it was useless all along. But Human Genome Project researchers say he’s all about sour grapes.
The temptation to poke fun at social networking sites probably stems from the fact that many people don’t know how to make use of the personal connections they’ve forged online, said Michael Arrington, editor of Techcrunch, a blog about web startups.
This week, I noticed that a collection of servers, which can predict the shapes of RNA molecules, have been upgraded, and their new website looks great.
“[Voters] understand that scientists are not politicians,” says Schrier, who studied astrophysics at Berkeley before getting her medical degree. “And if you have taken a science class, you know science is not a political issue.”
Three years in the developing, the Emergency Fund project extends the philosophy and quality of Magnum Photos –- the oldest photo collective in the United States, beyond the work of its elite membership. The Magnum Foundation is a nonprofit with its own finances and board, operating independently of Magnum Photos. “We’re a charity, and we support the public interest,” says Meiselas. “The Magnum legacy is about supporting important work with an open heart, and passing down generations of experience.”
Nicholas Merrill, 37, was president of New York-based Calyx Internet Access when he received a so-called “national security letter” from the FBI in February 2004 demanding records of one of his customers and filed a lawsuit to challenge it. His company was a combination ISP and security consultancy business that was launched in the mid-90s and had about 200 customers, Merrill said, many of them advertising agencies and non-profit groups.
In order to do that, however, Messina is proposing more than just a name change. He’s suggesting that OpenID be repackaged as a profile of the OAuth WRAP protocol. The idea is that OAuth WRAP could handle the actual connections between the websites sharing data and OpenID would then offer a standardized way to pass along profile data, relationships, access controls, and activities (what you’ve “liked,” “loved,” “favorited,” etc.).
WHAT IT MEANS: In Doyle’s “The Empty House,” Lord Sebastian Moran was Moriarty’s last active agent and used a specialized air-pressure rifle to murder people from afar.
“Some of these kids really don’t stand a chance at all. Have they committed crimes? Yes. But has society failed in the social contract to keep these kids in a safe environment? Absolutely.”
“It’s actually higher than I thought it would be,” said Chris Bura, president of domain registrar Alldomains.com. Although he’d expected to collect only a few hundred trademark claims from corporate customers, Bura said he’s already gotten several thousand.
Late last month, Florida state attorney general – and gubernatorial candidate – Charlie Crist issued subpoenas targeting five different spoofing sites, aimed at unmasking the owners of the businesses, and in one case the identities of any Florida customers.
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Princess RiRi goes off the deep end for us in this video, and pitches in as the director to bring her mad vision to life. This clip is only the teaser, but if you want the full and fully NSFW vdeo just follow the yellow brick road to here.
ISPs link the edges of their networks together using routers that speak to each other via a “border gateway protocol” that tells other ISPs where to send packets of data. They’re basically just tables of routing information. One Internet provider’s router might advertise that it’s only three hops from the final destination of where another ISP is trying to send data, and if that’s the most efficient route, that’s the route the data will take.
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Similar options and add-ons exist for the Opera browser, which enables users to block some, but not all, rich-media ads by configuring preference settings. Opera includes its own banner advertising in the free version of the browser. But ad-sensitive users can purchase a version that does not contain advertising.
“I really like the word ‘make,’ simply because it’s very permissive – people that garden and people that cook are all making things,” says Dale Dougherty, editor and publisher of the 2-year-old Make, which has a paid quarterly circulation of 90,000 and has doubled its website traffic to about 4 million pageviews a month. “The tent has been big and a lot of people have come in. I’m surprised and delighted to discover them all there.”
Your dog can’t tell you when it’s starting to feel a little under the weather. But thanks to a new canine-specific activity tracker, you can be alerted to important changes in your pet’s behavior months or years before you’d normally observe the signs.
Besides economic analysis, the site includes photos of decrepit state hospitals, barren grocery store shelves and beggars dressed in fatigues.
Kin Studio includes a neat visual timeline feature, where you can use the slider to go back month by month and see what was on your phone at any given time.
Webmonkey sat down with Dries and Jay to talk about the history of Drupal, where development is headed and the role their new company will play in the project’s future.
Starting Tuesday, the soundtrack to* Dr. Horrible’s Sing-Along Blog*, Joss Whedon’s straight-to-the-web musical, can be downloaded from iTunes. Geeky musicphiles can sing along to the handcrafted hits that appeared in the show, thanks to a set of liner notes and lyrics available on the official Dr. Horrible website.
“As a market leader and a good corporate citizen, this just seems like the right thing to do,” he said.
The suicide watch added more restrictions to Manning’s confinement. He was confined to his cell around the clock, while a guard sat outside watching him. He was also stripped to his underwear, and his prescription eyeglasses were taken from him except during the one hour he was permitted to watch television and when he was permitted to read. The suicide watch was lifted the day after Coombs filed his complaint.
The Mew chip works in the 2.45-GHz band and includes 128 bits of ROM. It can transmit up to 30 centimeters when attached to a separate antenna. Hitachi plans to incorporate the antenna in future designs.
Google won a court case in 2007 that made it perfectly clear that using small portions of copyright works in its search results – and even making copies that live on Google’s servers – is legally defensible since it is transformative, creative and publicly beneficial without significant harm to the copyright holders.
Thursday’s 8-3 split decision upheld that earlier ruling (.pdf).
I ask if he worries that believers from more traditional faiths might find his project blasphemous. “There are probably going to be some people that will be upset,” he acknowledges. “It seems like everything I do, people get upset about, and I expect this to be no exception. This is a radical new idea that’s pretty scary, and evidence has shown that people who pursue radical ideas don’t always get received well. At some point, maybe there’s enough persecution that [WOTF] justifies having its own country.”
Borrowing a page from patent trolls, the CEO of fledgling Las Vegas-based Righthaven has begun buying out the copyrights to newspaper content for the sole purpose of suing blogs and websites that re-post those articles without permission. And he says he’s making money.
Vine is an application where I feel a lot of people in my group consume content but do not necessarily make content. Many of my friends follow famous Viners who really put their heart and soul into creating awesome content for the app. Getting discovered on Vine can be very difficult, meaning that if you aren’t already popular it can be challenging to get a dedicated following. Based on the social anxiety that can come from posting on social media in a public forum (especially when you’re posting a video), many of my peers left the network after their Vines had little interaction (hardly any likes/loops/comments).
He said the wireless industry warranted upbeat expectations, because the only soft market is in the United States. “Europe is still pulling quite strongly and Asia is going like a train,” he said.
The static has come from people calling Registrars to demand control of domain names registered by Page Creators on their behalf. Many accuse Kruchten of holding their domain names hostage in order to gain leverage in disputes over service charges or cancellation fees.