Even weirder, how does a fungus that’s millions of years old, older than Homo sapiens, find a near-perfect ecological niche amid stuff people have been making for only a couple of centuries? Presumably somewhere in the world, naturally occurring Baudoinia lives adjacent to naturally fermenting fruit—or maybe it’s everywhere, a sluggish loser until it gets a whiff of ethanol. Evolution is full of stories of animals and plants fitting into hyper-specific man-made niches, as if nature somehow got the specs in advance. “It’s an urban extremophile,” Scott says. Typically we don’t think of cities as being particularly extreme environments, but few places on earth get as hot as a rooftop or as dry as the corner of a heated living room. Fungi live in both. Now Scott sees urban extremophile fungi everywhere. The black smudges along roadsides and on old buildings that look like soot, he says, are usually some hardy fungus that tolerates (or loves) diesel fumes, smog, and slightly acidic rain. Baudoinia might have been a bit player on prehuman Earth. But then we came along and built distilleries, Baudoinia‘s own bespoke microparadises.
GPS tracks in general are hard to process for traffic monitoring, and there were many challenges. One of the first was figuring out what road the measurements were coming from.
Michael Blitch, a college student in suburban Tampa, disputed Dell’s version of events. He was a member of the message board at FatWallet.com and said people began discussing Dell refund orders on a “hot deals” forum.
“I’m a cloud architect,” says Carl Perry, and there’s not even a hint of irony. His business card says the same thing.
The Wall Street Journal reported that Capellas, who had been Compaq’s CEO before becoming Hewlett-Packard’s president, had become the front-runner to succeed WorldCom CEO John W. Sidgmore.
Different publishers also offer RSS feeds of varyingly helpful degrees. The New York Times and The Ringer, for instance, offer granular choices to help focus on the topics you care about, while others offer either only one big jumble or oddly sparse updates. Sites that publish infrequently can easily get lost in the mix. And multimedia elements sometimes don’t cross the transom; FiveThirtyEight recently ran a fun, interactive trade war game that RSS couldn’t parse.
They want to bring a little romance back into adventure. “I don’t want to lose the roots and foundation of the adventure philosophy, that attitude of old where adventurers looked at maps and said, ‘What if?'” Graham Charles expounded to the New Zealand Listener.
As devices proliferate, designers and developers are turning to Flash because it offers compelling advantages over other tools, Torrone said. He recently co-authored a book on Flash for mobile devices, TV and video game consoles: Flash Enabled: Flash Design & Development for Devices.
LOS ANGELES – Scientists frustrated by the iron grip that academic journals hold over their research can now pursue another path to fame by taking their research straight to the public online.
This baby duck is a cartoon character from the 1970s called “Calimero.” It appears on the Infineon PMB5703, a chip that includes three other pieces of cartoon art plus a humorously hidden warning.
>’We believe that this is an absolute franchise business. The kinds of things that GitHub does for source code certainly could be applied to other industries.’
I also really like the ability to record individualized greetings for different callers, though several people have told me it creeped them out a bit, but even those folks immediately wanted to know how to do it.
Eric Eldred, who brought the case in January 1999, runs a burgeoning website that has posted the text of some 50 rare and out-of-print books whose copyrights have expired. Outside the court, he said the justices sent mixed messages.
Greifeld said it’s unnatural for an economy to operate in a near zero interest rate environment for this long. He expects to see higher economic growth under a Trump presidency.
Following years of falling earnings, job cuts and divestments, Rovio returned to profit last year as the release of its Angry Birds movie helped boost game sales.
“I expect there are certain websites they’d have visited. As an example, it would be interesting to look into who was interested in anthrax information, and particularly precautions about handling anthrax, before Sept. 11 at the CDC (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention) site.”
Eric Raymond is flying across Europe in an aircraft powered by the sun’s rays to prove that “solar airplane” is not an oxymoron — but a viable means of air travel.
Slants founder Simon Tam tried to trademark the band name in 2011, but the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office denied the request on the ground that it disparages Asians. A federal appeals court in Washington later said the law barring offensive trademarks is unconstitutional and the Supreme Court agreed.
Big and visible it is. The largest laser projection is going to be on Morro dois Irmaos, a mountain at the southern tip of Ipanema Beach that can be seen from Rio de Janeiro’s main lagoon. The message surface is 1,650 feet by 200 feet. Each letter in Rio will be 200 feet tall and 200 feet wide, made visible by a four-lasers-in-one projector and viewable from up to 1.5 miles away.
Zoogi’s introduction comes as gambling continues to journey to the center of the American mainstream, with $58.2 billion in revenues in 1999 – up from $24 billion a decade earlier, according to the American Gaming Association.
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