Among web coders like Zuckerberg, PHP was all the rage in 2003. It gave them a means of building and re-building web software at a particularly fast pace, taking a shortcut around more complicated languages like C++ or Java. But as the months, then the years, passed, PHP’s knack for rapid-fire development would become particularly important to Facebook and The Hacker Way, the philosophy of constant iteration that drives Zuckerberg and his entire company. Facebook engineers like to change things, and change them quickly. PHP lets them do that.
“It’s a great clusterfuck for the American mind’s idea of Mexico,” Arellano said. “This teaches the rest of the world that Mexico is not just a bunch of cactuses and sombreros.”
The state reported last week that it has registered more than eight million voters. The state registered just under eight million voters last November 2004.
In his new book, Lima attempts to find out. *Book Of Circles: Visualizing Spheres of Knowledge *(out May 2) is a follow up to Book of Trees, in which Lima cataloged the use of arboreal models in data visualization from the middle ages to current day. Like his first book, Circles is a thorough taxonomy of circular infographics, but it’s also a deep dive into the psychology behind the the shape’s enduring appeal.
The groups, in a lawsuit filed in U.S. District Court in Philadelphia, accused Attorney General Mike Fisher of creating a “system of secret censorship” that goes unchecked by state courts.
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In March, Facebook paid $10,000 to a 10-year-old boy in Finland who found a way to delete user comments from Instagram accounts.
WIRED Connects to perhaps the most vibrant run-tracking community to find routes and races.
“There are all kinds of companies hiring aggressively,” Robbins said. “As soon as the Drop.io announcement went out, Sam began receiving inquires asking if the engineering team were looking for new opportunities.”
For those ready to be influenced by Winkelmann, the filmmaker is releasing the entire set of Cinema 4D source files used to render Instrumental Video Nine for free.
Ne’eman: I know quite a few people in D.C. who use wheelchairs, and I know people who use AAC devices and work in public policy. Some of my mentors fall into those categories. So while I’d agree that there are many things I do that some other autistic people can’t, I wouldn’t say that it’s the fact that I’m not a wheelchair user or an AAC user that makes that the case.
Finally, 23andMe is potentially creating an army of women who will go nuts at any attempt by regulatory agencies to legislate away direct access to personal genomic data. Say you’re a member of congress considering a bill to restrict access to direct-to-consumer genetic testing: on the one hand you have an angry letter containing at least fourteen exclamation marks from Dr Steve Murphy, arguing that doctors need to save people from the horror of seeing their own genomes unprotected; on the other hand you have a grassroots movement of thousands of outraged woman voters yelling that restricting their access to genetic information violates their rights and endangers the health of their future children. Tough choice.
HimToo has become the #AllLivesMatter of sexual assault, using the same tools as #MeToo to portray accused men as victims
Amazon’s net sales for 2012 came in at $61.09 billion, a tripling over the past five years. That comes to an average of $116,229.07 in sales every minute. Amazon says its homepage was down for 49 minutes, which puts the total sales missed at nearly $5.7 million.
One they’ve perfected their look, Second Life immigrants who want to build virtual homes often purchase or rent land from entrepreneurs like Tony De Louise, from Long Island, New York, who gave up the meatspace rat race to become an online landlord. “I’ve worked two to three jobs most of my life,” said De Louise. Now, “instead of coming home at 10:30 at night, I’m home and can help my wife put our new baby to bed.”
Thus emerged Mendeley. The name rose from its dual mission: Mendeleev was the Russian chemist who created the periodic table, which organized the known elements into a structure that suggests the properties of other elements still to be found. Mendel was the 19th-century monk and botanist who saw that crossing two packets of information could yield a third packet that derived but differed from the first two. Two nice models of how science works.
But Rose thinks that efforts such as those from BookShorts are too elaborate to work for many authors. And she questions the style of video Keenan produces for authors.
Other bidders in contention include buyout firm TPG and an investor group that includes Bain Capital, Vista Equity Partners and former Yahoo CEO Ross Levinsohn, people familiar with the matter have said. Dan Gilbert, the Detroit investor and founder of Quicken Loans, is also in the mix and may be backed by billionaire investor Warren Buffett.
Even though Apple has been operating lawfully in Ireland and dutifully paying its taxes for more than 35 years, the EU’s antitrust regulator has unilaterally determined that the tech giant should pay more – a lot more – for taxes it says Apple should owe Ireland from the past decade.
In a company presentation, one slide read, “Jeff Bezos has predicted that, by the year 2020, one out of every four workampers in the United States will have worked for Amazon.”
It’s a motto meant to soothe people into believing technology isn’t changing them — it’s just making them more themselves. “If you think tech just makes us more human, you can suspend your critical apparatus,” says Clive Thompson, author of Smarter Than You Think: How Technology is Changing Our Minds for the Better
The outcry was so great that on Nov. 11, Sony announced it was temporarily halting production of that copy-protection scheme. That still wasn’t enough – on Nov. 14 the company announced it was pulling copy-protected CDs from store shelves and offered to replace customers’ infected CDs for free.
Ellis would eventually get rid of the glasses and bow tie and make more than a hundred Nostalgia Chick videos. But she was distracted by grad school, which she says hurt the quality of her videos and affected her work ethic. (She says she was almost let go multiple times.) And she became unhappy with the management at Channel Awesome, which she says had a “low-key atmosphere of misogyny.” (The company did not respond to messages sent to its official website and Facebook page seeking comment.) “It was just not a healthy place to be,” Ellis says. “But at the time, I was like, ‘This is what I deserve, because I’m not good at anything.’”
It’s unclear whether Google, which has a history of confusing its employees around confidentiality, will make the process of opting out clear or easy. Google has become quicker and more responsive to employee concerns. Nonetheless, a publicized email from CEO Sundar Pichai and an accompanying interview in *The New York Times* still seem like the kind of gauzy public relations efforts that motivated 20,000 employees to join a protest last week to demand transparency and meaningful change. *The Times* reported last month that Google executives were allowed to leave with multimillion-dollar exit packages following credible claims of harassment against them.
With his detailed accounting of how the Google algorithm operates, Pichai answered her question—undoubtedly, the term “idiot” these days is linked to Trump more closely than anything else online, and the search results dutifully reflect that. But there were further questions lingering, like why should someone making that peculiar, open-ended search be immediately led to divisive politics?
At Microsoft interns pretty much get paid to play. Allison Buchholtz-Au is a former intern and now Program Manager at Microsoft and says the experience was a total blast, “its basically summer camp but you get paid instead of paying for it and you don’t have to report back to your parents at the end of the day”.
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