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I’ve seen first-hand how tight a grip manufacturers have on critical repair documentation. Major electronics manufacturers like Apple and Toshiba do copyright their service manuals; Apple has been using legal threats to keep its manuals offline for years. In fact, this information vacuum is what drove me to start iFixit. Instead of reproducing Apple’s service manuals, though, our community dismantles their products, figures out how to fix them, and writes completely original service manuals – free of Apple’s copyright claims.
“In my head, I wanted the feed to stand for our current times. The country begs for a revolution, a change, of old systems and its corrupt values. The excessive clinging to religion which eventually manifests into political hero worship,” he says. “You don’t see images which actually pull the pants off politicians anymore.”
Since the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks, the number of employers doing background checks “has skyrocketed,” Givens said. To comply with the Patriot Act, some employers are requiring prospective employees to provide personal data before they’re hired.
[Steven Levy] One of the hallmarks of your time running White House communications has been Presidential appearances on “non-traditional” outlets. Where did the idea come from and how did you implement that plan?
Yazdani cited the 1999 computer simulations of an NEC-Michigan State team who studied a closed peapod system with one pea. They discovered that this pea could in fact switch between one end of the pod and the other – think “0” and “1” – in only 10 trillionths of a second (10 Pico seconds).
We’ve had a decent number of bands sign up and start using the site,
but it will be an uphill battle. My worry [from your post] is that many bands couldwrite us off as just another place they have to publish their info,
before they even realize how powerful the site is. We have features forbands like the ability for multiple members to share the same accountso they can collaborate on info, and the ability for a manager (oranyone) to manage multiple band accounts. Also, when a band enters ashow and lists the other bands that they are playing with, the showinfo is automatically populated on the other bands’ info pages.
“I apologized sincerely and talked about how bad the world is and sorry for this mishap, explained that’s the reason why I called to make sure they didn’t worry that it was toxic and told them it was Methylone, we were going to use it for our garden,” digitalink wrote. “Almost felt to a point they were relieved to know what it was and was told they will be re-packaging it up and sending it shortly if that is what it was.”
The bigger question is whether this marks the beginning of the end of startups offering high-quality, low-price passive investment. Faced with disappointing growth, will they all end up acting against their stated principles for the sake of higher revenue?
Don’t be surprised if someday soon a church-goer in the pew next to you opens an e-bible and clicks her way through a prayer, a hymn and then a psalm. All while you turn pages the old fashioned way.
Filtering software is one option, but even some supporters of that technology say it is not fail-safe. Special access codes or registration systems for adult users are another option, and the one Congress settled on in 1998.
“They want to know what things look like, they want to know what is going on,” said Poehlman, who uses a screen-access software package with text to speech and Braille display support.
5. If yes this resource is blocking, but as our servers are used by hosting companies (which has many clients and signed with them contracts), we don’t have the right to switch of the server, so we block specific IP address (abused resource). Than we demand from hosting company to cut off this customer. If we are refused we terminate our contract.
Thanks to the ever-helpful Internet, it only took me a few minutes to find a “Spider-Man & Friends Soft Potty Seat.” It was perfect. A blue seat with little Spider-Man spiders all over it, as well as Spider-Man, two pictures of the Hulk, Spider-Girl, Wolverine, Storm, and my personal favorite, Captain America. It was sold out at most of the online stores I was looking at, but I found one at Toys R Us’ website. Except… it was TRU Canada. And I live in New York. And they wouldn’t ship to NY. Curses! How could I be so close, yet so far away…
Grubhub is only a multibillion-dollar company in the volume of food it moves, not in its revenues, but even so: What Maloney wanted is a tricky problem. That’s because of the unstructured, sui generis nature of restaurant menus. If you don’t have a methodology designed to produce data ready-made for statistical analysis, you’re using “found” data, which is always messy, says Duncan Watts, a social scientist at Microsoft Research. “In data science there’s a trope about how 90 percent of the work involved is cleaning and organizing the data itself,” Watts says. “It’s true for email data, browser data, Twitter data, news media data, and even administrative data that’s supposed to be clean.”
Patterson’s op-ed piece charged that Clinton’s 3 a.m. campaign ad had racial overtones and sought to use coded language and images to divide the electorate.
The technology isn’t new – cops and security guards have been using it for years in tasers. What’s new is the marketing approach. Lamperd is hawking the EMD bracelet as the ideal tool for fighting terrorists intent on taking over an airplane.
Nanda said that the Intelligence Bureau has been notified about the virus it received. But an official there admitted, “There is no high-level coordination between the governments of India and Pakistan to curb this cross-border cyberwar. The general perception among decision makers is that the hacking has so far been harmless, nothing more than immature expression of patriotism from both sides.”
Who hasn’t accidentally hit the “reply all” button? Fortunately, most reply-all errors involve someone innocently venting about a coworker – usually someone no one likes. Very rarely do they call for a return to public hangings to deter crime.
Look, we get it. Remembering dozens and dozens of different passwords for different sites is next to impossible. But that doesn’t mean you should be reusing your passwords. That’s just asking for trouble.
In this view, publishers have simply become impatient with what they regard as the gaming press’ delusions of independence, and, having seen the internet blend traditional divisions within news organizations, are finally turning the screw.
While the Obama administration was lobbying against tinkering with the Patriot Act, and telling the courts that Americans have no privacy in their public movements, the White House was quietly working with the recording and motion picture industries to help broker a deal by which internet companies would block internet access to repeat online infringers.
“They don’t want to lose the traditional control they’ve had over information released from the battlefield to the American people,” Noonan said. “It’s counterintuitive for military guys who are used to total control over what information is released and what isn’t, to all of a sudden having zero control.”
That’s where Lettering.js comes in. The JQuery plugin can wrap your text with span tags, allowing you to target CSS rules to individual letters, words or sentences.
Notably free of long-winded acceptance speeches, the ceremony consisted of a 10-minute video announcing the winners. Honorees were invited on stage to receive trophies en masse, and then it was back to the free bar.
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X-masses: Promoters expect average daily attendance to at least equal last year’s games, which drew more than 275,000 people over nine days.
A new data localization regulation for payment companies went into effect in October, mandating that certain types of data need to be stored physically inside India. According to one consultant familiar with the process, the IT ministry is compiling comments on a broader draft data protection bill that could be submitted to Parliament as early as this month. A draft of a new policy on ecommerce is also expected to be released shortly.
CNET’s Jim Dalrymple points out that customers have started a thread in Apple’s support forums which has surpassed 81 pages worth of comments and complaints about issues with the iMac’s display. Many report that their screens appear to be flickering.
Torres warned in his ruling that a “dangerous legal void” exists in Argentina, which does not allow the courts to prosecute cyber crimes that do not damage material objects.
WN: How do you think the events of Sept. 11 affected the way people are using your site?
On the other side of the clip is a circular polarizing lens. It neutralizes glare in harsh light, providing more realistic colors in images and letting details stand out in the brightest spots within images. It can be used alone or in conjunction with the company’s 4-in-1, fisheye, and wide-angle lenses.