The humming sound emanating from the machines wasn’t that irritating at first. But it eventually got on Bird’s nerves enough to try to fix it. By replacing a heat sink – the device that conducts heat away from a microprocessor – and installing new internal fans in the home-built PCs, he got the noise down to a tolerable level.
It is unclear whether Mr. Michael’s resignation is related to a report prepared by former U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder regarding Uber’s workplace culture, which is expected to may have unearthed damaging information about inappropriate behavior at Uber including sexual harassment, retaliation, bullying and other matters, people familiar with the matter said.
According to Taramiv, Todashev knew Tsarnaev from the tight-knit community of Chechens in Boston. Todashev spoke with Tsarnaev about a month before the bombings, possibly on Skype, after noticing him online; Tamerlan Tsarnaev’s name was in Todashev’s phone. Taramiv said that Todashev didn’t know anything about the bombings and wasn’t any sort of extremist. Todashev apparently got his green card recently and was planning a trip to Chechnya to see his parents. According to Taramiv, Todashev never owned a weapon and worried that the FBI was trying to set him up in connection to the bombings.
The idea of not only helping a young kid act on his interest in programming but also getting him a prom date (does that make it “promgramming?”) was too good to turn down. “I never thought my Trivia Crack-ing could have such humanitarian uses!” says Levy. The exploit only took him a few hours to create, and it was well worth it (she said yes).
Yet, in contrast to the DiskOnKey, ThumbDrive requires a driver to be installed on Windows PCs (it is not yet Mac- or Linux-compatible). The company recommends that drivers be downloaded from the Internet for those who want to use the ThumbDrive on more than one computer.
In an essay, Norwegian law professor Jon Bing says it’s uncertain whether the law applies “to a situation where someone breaks a code or other security measure in order to access material on a device of which that person is the owner.”
Do radio waves make people ill? Can people tell when radio waves are being emitted nearby? Maybe so. There’s no harm in studying such claims, even if those who believe they can “sense” electromagnatic radiation – in the form of suffering – are unable to do so under test conditions.
The batteries were sold with Apple iBook G4 and PowerBook G4 computers from October 2003 through this month, according to the safety commission. None of Apple’s most recent notebooks using microprocessors from Intel are affected, Dowling said.
Microsoft and Adobe are joining to make their respective sales and marketing software products more potent competitors to Salesforce.com and Oracle offerings, the two firms said Monday.
Asian stock markets were subdued on Friday following losses on Wall Street as investors awaited corporate earnings and U.S. inflation data.
Randy Constan/Peter Pan: I really had thought there would be no more, and that interest had died down. But then Martin Sargent (of former TechTV fame) wanted me for another show (internet-based this time) … and apparently I’m such a hit in Sweden, they want to come and do yet another interview in December, for something called “the most extraordinary person in America show.” Go figure. 🙂
14. The Pedal to the Metal, Totally Illegal, Cross Continental Sprint for Glory by Charles Graeber, October 2007
The other is the inclusion of an HD radio tuner on the Zune HD. Until last week, when Apple announced inclusion of an FM tuner on the new iPod nano and touch, the radio tuner had been a big selling point for the Zune. The new version keeps the FM tuner, and adds the ability to tune in HD signals if they’re available, including sub-channels. When docked, HD radio¿s output as well.
It’s a familiar situation for open source developers, especially those working on unsexy, “under the hood” projects that don’t get much attention—including many that are more obscure than Babel. Some developers are paid to work on open source as part of their day jobs. But all too often, these projects need more work than an employee juggling other tasks can manage. That can cause big problems as programmers increasingly rely on open source “libraries” of code, which may in turn rely on other libraries.