This is, admittedly, a proletarian entry even by the downmarket standards of this gift guide. It would be incomplete, however, without something truly revolting to pack off. “Don’t use a real one,”
the creator exhorts in his how-to instructions on constructing your own
USB dog egg, adorned as it is with a bizarre garnish of fiber-optic lights.
The break-in onto the DARE site occurred at about the same time as publicized disruptions of major sites such as Yahoo and eBay. Moran had allegedly bragged about those attacks but later said he had only been joking. A Canadian teenager who uses the computer name “mafiaboy” was later charged with disrupting eBay and Yahoo.
“We saw tremendous volume on Friday,” Velia Carboni, SVP of Fidelity’s Mobile Technologies, tells FOXBusiness.com.
The flyby is a risky maneuver. If just one millimeter-size piece of debris hits the spacecraft, it could be the end of the mission. But the chance to fly within 31 miles of the moon and 398 miles of the geyser’s plume was just too tempting.
WN: The subject of diversity in the Internet business came up recently when Nick Denton criticized the selection of Hammer for
TechCrunch20 as a tokenism. Then I found this comment from Nick…
“We want people to become involved in their local communities, to take what we’re doing and apply it to their neighborhoods,” he said.
I’m so confident in my Mac’s security, here’s my IP address in case any hackers want to take potshots at my machine….
Two weeks ago, prosecutors indicted creators of South Korea’s largest free song-sharing service, Soribada, on charges of copyright violation.
Instead of waiting for media outlets to dole out polling data – such as vital and underreported electoral college counts – data-starved wonks can simply visit the recently established websites of the polling companies themselves. (Gallup, a leading polling firm, didn’t even have a public website in 1996.)
AltaVista abandons British bid: U.S. Internet firm AltaVista has aborted its plan to offer flat-rate Internet access in Britain, pointing an accusing finger at the country’s dominant telecommunications carrier, BT.
PhZilla allows you to right-click a hyperlink to open it via a proxy server, which is useful, and it also allows you to reload your current page through a proxy. However, I was not able to find a setting to load all sites through a proxy. One can’t expect a child to patiently load every page through a proxy manually, so this is a notable omission.
Don’t expect your favorite band to delete its MySpace page any time soon, but the general social network is no longer the latest word in fan outreach. Artists and their labels increasingly see dedicated websites as destinations in their own right, for fans who want to get close to a band, together, without distractions from general content and other people.
Law enforcement and intelligence agencies have a love-hate relationship with Tor. They use it themselves, but when their targets hide behind the system, it poses a serious obstacle. Last month, Russia’s government offered a $111,000 bounty for a method to crack Tor.
Trummel posted the phone numbers and addresses of Council House staff, directors and residents something that King County Superior Court Judge James Doerty called harassment. The judge called him a “mean old man who becomes angry and vicious when he doesn’t get his own way.”
It has long been standard practice, Sullivan noted, for search sites to employ cookies, which track activity on a computer’s internet browser. But cookies don’t identify a person by name. If two people access a site on the same browser, the cookie wouldn’t distinguish between them.
Alex Baydin, a former general manager at Epic Advertising – which a former client alleged were behind tooth-whitening ads like the ones we profiled last year – left that company to form a “more transparent” ad network called PerformLine in New York City. Then he saw a bigger opportunity for his new company to help advertisers monitor how and where ad networks are presenting their products and services.
1UPDATE 11:05 AM ET 06/06/15: Corrected to indicate that the 80-inch UH TV does not have local dimming, only the 70-inch set.
You can read the entire book online at Clayton’s website, and watch this very goofy video he made about the book.
“New Mexico makes perfect sense for this,” Homans said in his tongue-in-cheek pitch. “Most of you have heard of Roswell, where we actually have visitors from space coming to New Mexico. We’re looking at the X Prize Cup as a way of building some traffic in the other direction.”
In a move that started as a project to save money on film storage, British Pathe has put more than 3,500 hours of its old newsreels online, creating what it says is the largest online digital news archive.
But the controversy illuminates a problem in AI bigger than any single algorithm. More social scientists are using AI intending to solve society’s ills, but they don’t have clear ethical guidelines to prevent them from accidentally harming people, says ethicist Jake Metcalf of Data & Society. “There aren’t consistent standards or transparent review practices,” he says. The guidelines governing social experiments are outdated and often irrelevant—meaning researchers have to make ad hoc rules as they go.
The ad says: “Senator Kerry says his own vote to ‘abandon our troops’ was reckless and irresponsible” before flashing to another screen that says “To Listen to Senator Kerry in His Own Words Click Here!”
All I wanted was to get organized, but my excursion into #planner Instagram threatened to embitter me. It was a noxious feeling of jealousy mixed with an equally rotten instinct for self-righteousness. I harrumphed. I am too busy to be meticulously crafting and drawing and slapping silly stickers to things!
When the warning appeared on the TrueCrypt site on Wednesday, it linked to a new, hobbled version of the software that couldn’t actually encrypt anything. It could only be used to read stuff that had already been encrypted. The only other thing we know for sure is that the new software was signed with same cryptographic key that TrueCrypt team had been using to sign all its software.
The long take also thrives on the long tail. Whereas a tweet becomes dated within minutes, a really smart long take holds value for years. Back in the ’90s, my magazine articles vanished after the issue left the newsstand. But now that the pieces are online, readers email me every week saying they’ve stumbled upon something years old.
That’s the mantra of second-generation digital music companies trying to convince people to pay for songs they once downloaded for free.
“There’s a Marketplace because people believe the technology of Bitcoin has just begun,” Nick Spanos, founder of the Bitcoin Center NYC, said. “It’s like we just invented the wheel and soon we’re going to have the train, the motor car, the airplane – were going to have all these things come about through Bitcoin and the block chain.”
The Department of Justice also announced a new policy on Thursday evening to notify the public about foreign interference in US democracy. Though questions remain about how exactly the new initiative will work in practice, the timing of the announcement seems to indicate that officials want it in place as part of defensive preparations for the midterm season.
Typically, when you are looking for a pediatrician you go through a checklist: Do they have office hours that will work for you? Is the office clean? Is the doctor a member of a group or practicing on his own? Is the staff friendly and knowledgeable? Is the pediatrician open to your observations and thoughts as a parent? Are you able to contact the pediatrician after hours?
But granting the rights holders the power to break the knees of sites they believe are infringing is equally ripe for abuse.
Still, if Madonna can convince the WIPO arbitrators that Parisi hoped Madonna.com would be popular and profitable because it would lure people looking for her legitimate website, she will have demonstrated bad faith, said Sally Abel.
Weighing only 19 ounces, the REB1100 is about the size of a paperback book and is priced at $299. The 1200, about the size of a hardback book, weighs 33 ounces and costs a hefty $699.