Giphy is now pressing hard to bend the form to the breaking point. It is investing heavily in real-time “live GIFing,” grabbing GIFs from events like the Oscars, Kobe Bryant’s last game, the TriBeCa film festival red carpet and spitting them out before the evening is done. It’s a skill, like many others, they’ve had to learn on the fly.
The current settlement is too broad, and over-reaches, according to Judge Chin, because it draws all authors, including unknown authors, into a class action settlement that exceeds the scope of the original 2004 lawsuit. That was a fairly straightforward copyright-infringement lawsuit by the authors and publishers against Google for scanning millions of books without permission, and then making snippets available online.
Together, the two districts are examples of the “crack and pack” strategy of the gerrymanderer: Put as many opposing voters as possible into favorable districts that your side is engineered to win by a decent, but not overwhelming margin (the “crack”). And then pack as many hostile voters into districts you’ll concede, while consuming as few of your voters as possible (the “pack”).
A Microsoft spokeswoman said the Microsoft Security Response Center investigated the security hole as soon as it was reported.
Wilcox stressed, however, that he was anxious not to damage legitimate file-swapping with his ruling. He said Kazaa needs to be changed to protect copyrighted material “but without unnecessarily intruding on others’ freedom of speech and communication.”
No. This guy worked in HR on labor relations at one of these companies that had said everybody has to do Lean Startup.
Bill Lane, a spokesman for Long Beach-based Pacific Energy Resources, said there was no oil leak from the derricks that are connected to the Southern California shore with miles-long oil pipelines.
Kyoto-based Nintendo said Wednesday it sold 1.97 million units of the handheld-console hybrid game machine in the April-June quarter and is sticking to its forecast of 10 million for the current fiscal year, which ends next March.
Spreading their message through Web postings and mass e-mails, antiwar groups across the United States are planning a variety of orchestrated acts of civil disobedience that would occur within hours of a strike on Baghdad. The protests range from urban peace marches to candlelight vigils to plans for a human blockade at an Army laboratory in Massachusetts.
However, even if it’s missing a third-party tool search, the Code.Flickr still has plenty of juicy info for aspiring Flickr API developers. If you’ve been having trouble with Flickr’s API, the company says that the new development blog will be offering tutorials on the various API methods. If there’s a particular area that confuses you, post your request in this thread so the development bloggers can help you out.
Do-it-yourselfers are already feeling the pinch. Website administrator Joe Cancilla built his MythTV machine years ago. But now, his shared apartment in San Francisco sports a Comcast PVR so he can record high-definition cable shows from HBO. Now he uses his old MythTV box as a music server.
The problem is that this communication can bog down the network – and the database. As Max Schireson – the president of 10gen, maker of the NoSQL database MongoDB – told us: “If you have large numbers of people accessing large numbers of systems that are globally distributed so that the delay in communications between them is relatively long, it becomes very hard to keep everything synchronized. If you increase those factors, it gets even harder.”
There’s been some debate about whether iPhones and mirrorless cameras might unseat single-lens reflex cameras eventually, but the graph proves that amongst photojournalists, that’s not going to happen any time soon. According to the graph, 88 percent of the award-winning photographers were made with the trusty SLRs.
Unconvinced, I filed Freedom of Information Act requests for any records about my father to the CIA, the FBI, and more, including a signed certification of identity from my father with authorization to release the information to me. While most agencies said they had no such records, the CIA said it could neither confirm nor deny their existence, citing a national security exemption. I appealed. Same response. For people prone to conspiracy theories, this may serve as proof that the CIA does have records on my father. For me, it confirms only the CIA’s penchant for secrecy.
Smith advises designers using TGC to pay attention to the writing and packaging. Many people expect to see a copy of the rules available online before they consider buying a game. When the rules are understandable and compelling, sales go up. Eye candy is critical, too. “If your game isn’t pretty on the website, people aren’t going to add it to their shopping cart,” he warns. “A lot of game designers in our chat rooms are worried more about the price of the game. Price has less to do with the sale of a game than how good it looks.”
“One can safely conclude that these sales figures represent very large quantities of actual chemical product,” says the EPA’s website.
All that said, the appeal of Electric Objects won’t be obvious to all. At a point when we’ve grown accustomed to electronics doing more and costing less, a $500 digital art screen might seem like an extravagance, to put it gently. (Early supports on Kickstarter can snag one for $300, and compared to a framed print, it ain’t really that bad anyway.)
Of course, for making burgers out of many sacred cows, NarcoNews – which now has a legal defense fund – has also earned the contempt and disparagement of many powerful figures and their institutions.
“The idea that we should abandon the suit for the feel-good factor for ISPs is bizarre,” Bland said. “Everyone sues all the time in the States, anyway.”
Leave Your Vital Stats Offline. Do not publish your birth date or other personally identifiable information about you or your children on your MySpace or Facebook page. It’s obvious, but worth repeating.
But Sandy Forman, a lawyer for Blackside and director of the project to re-license the lapsed footage, said Downhill Battle has “no fair-use claim to do this whatsoever.”
The campaign, called “Windows Internet Explorer 8: Get the Facts,” trumpets IE’s speed, stability, ease of use, safety and customizability. It also provides a chart and several data points intended to show how IE8 surpasses other browsers in these areas.
The final piece to all this, is seeing the film. DreamWorks Animation invites everyone who’s worked on the film to a special screening of the film so they can finally see the product of all their work. That’s very late in the process, as several of the staff we talked to during the event said they hadn’t seen it yet, putting those of us who attended the event a step ahead.
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“Also,” Shanbhag said, “visiting a cafe is an impulsive decision. What if you don’t have an identity card on you? I lose a customer? And, maintaining IP logs is a drain on my resources. I have to invest a lot of time, or buy software that will do the job. Keeping track of the sites a user has visited is the same as monitoring his activities, which will put him off. Also I have to invest in tearing off the cubicles to accommodate special seats for minors. The whole thing is very unfair.”
The phishing links arrived as direct messages, usually saying something like “hey! check out this funny blog about you….” If you clicked on the provided link your browser was redirected to the URL twitter.access-logins.com, which looks just like the main Twitter login page, but steals your credentials.
But the Obama campaign tells Threat Level that netizens are reading too much into a routine website edit.
It’s no coincidence that the proliferation of platforms serving up articles and videos, a plethora of news, entertainment, and sports, all happened in the same year. Publishers have grown steadily more dependent on Google and Facebook over the past decade for directing attention to their sites. But as audiences spend more and more of their time on mobile, that dependency has become more acute. The biggest tech companies are all vying for mobile users’ attention, which they’ve increasingly lured to apps and away from the web, publishers’ traditional online home. But the Facebooks, Twitters, and Snapchats of the world need interesting stuff for audiences to see once they’re there. And for that they need publishers.
Just about a year ago, the green, scaly, rubbery Pleo dinosaur became a robotic sensation. More life-like than the Furby and more fun than the Roomba, Pleo was seen as the first consumer robot that could evoke those warm, fuzzy feelings usually reserved for Fido or Fluffy.
Tesla issued a statement on Monday saying the electric car maker has “no reason to believe [the autopilot feature] worked other than as designed,” according to the Star Tribune.
What’s more, counterterrorism officials from the White House on down – like their predecessors in the Bush administration – insist that the number-one terrorist threat the U.S. faces comes from al-Qaida. Yet Gawthrop, who sees an undifferentiated Islamic menace, has no problem teaching FBI affiliates in law enforcement that not only is al-Qaida irrelevant, it’s no different from Hamas and Hezbollah, groups with vastly different goals and vastly less American blood on their hands.
Edit: GeekDad reader Jeanette Murray was kind enough to share with us some photos of her trip to FanExpo with her 4-month old son. I’m surprised she was able to get her boy back from Katee Sackhoff!
Tafiti is a search engine that lets you store your finds in a shelf off to the right of the screen. The gimmick is that it allows you to search visually, as opposed to combing through pages of links, a la Google. In this image, I’ve saved a website, a news story, and a picture for easy reference.