Edgar also argued the extension may anger strong interest groups – such as casinos, Realtors and travel agents – who previously weren’t part of the civil liberties debate.
In other words, too many of us believe justified in poisoning these animals, these pets, these family members. I wish I knew why – and I wish I could change that and I think I’ve ducked for cover long enough. Really, folks, this needs to change. We need to take a hard look at our behavior and try to do better. Don’t make me write this again.
Wait, Facebook is, like, a “thing”? That’s funny, because at Gadget Lab, we gravitate to Twitter more often. We rely on it daily – hourly, really – for news alerts and socializing. Between the app, website, and the handful of very successful third-party clients, Twitter has solidified itself into an expedient, convenient social media mainstay that complements other more robust sharing services.
Comerford, who claims he was misquoted in the Post’s “Tech Town” column, no longer believes the word hacker can be used in conversation without fear of being misunderstood.
“My dad built an airplane in our garage when I was growing up so I have always been fascinated by big, messy mechanical structures,” he said. “I have a real appreciation for what most machines look like when they’re actually working.”
Everywhere you went, virtually or physically, the Obama and Romney campaigns followed you. Did you start noticing Romney ads popping up in your browser, even if you just went to his website briefly and had no intention of voting for him? That was because of browser tools the candidates used or built to harvest data. Campaigns and political strategy firms paid good money for your web usage data, filtered it through their predictions for associating your browser history with your political affiliation – NPR junkie? You lefty, you – filtered it again through publicly-available elections data and slipped in a candidate’s plea for $5. Time reports that Obama’s homebrewed datamining dives – given sublimely geeky nicknames like Narwhal and Dreamcatcher – helped the campaign determine such minutiae as which celebrities made the most compelling pitchmasters to demographics as specific as deep-pocketed West Coast women aged 40 to 49. Ironically, Obama’s techniques drew on those George W. Bush used to win re-election in 2004, which themselves drew on the synthesis of piles of consumer data. Team Romney designed a vote-tracking data hunt called Project Orca to track “the hour-by-hour whims of the electorate,” according to the Washington Examiner, but it apparently crashed in the final hours of the race: “Somebody said Orca is lying on the beach with a harpoon in it,” an aide said.
We last checked in on holographic weapons research two years ago, when the University of New Hampshire was working on some Pentagon-funded projects. Since then, another university team has turned holograms into a reality – but not as tools of war. Not yet, at least.
Despite the numbers, the system has not crashed – so far. Setting up the system, however, did require negotiating a few landmines.
Interestingly enough, over the last few weeks I’ve received three emails from three different individuals asking about the Nabi and their inability to purchase one. What I was unable to do at the time was respond to their emails with any specific information. You see, I was provided a test version of the new Nabi 2 … and in order to test it out, I had to agree to an embargo to not discuss the tablet until a specific date. Today’s date, actually. So I think there are going to be at least three people out there who are going to be very happy to hear about the Nabi 2, but hopefully many more – because the Nabi 2 is a solid improvement on the original, with some major upgrades and updates.
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The Model 3 launch is part of Mr. Musk’s bet to transform Tesla from a luxury car maker into a company that offers a mass-market electric vehicle, along with solar panels to generate energy to power its vehicles, and batteries to store that power at home and offices.
Sega has also released the first trailer for Yakuza 1 & 2 HD Edition, focusing on the cinematic and story aspects of the games. Sega makes a habit of hiring well-known Japanese actors to play the mobsters.
Microsoft (MSFT) said consumers can download the new security program from the company’s website and that free, updated versions will be offered automatically each month.
Futhey understands the skepticism that has greeted the notion of using what many view as a toy in an academic setting, but points out that it took years for the laptop computers that are now mandatory equipment for many college students to catch on.
Of course Mayer, co-founder David Filo and several others will no longer be needed on the board of what will essentially be an investment company with no products and few if any decisions of that nature to make. That’s what Yahoo’s SEC filing that started all the hoopla was about. That and the dumb name.
“America needs to know that African-Americans not only read, but we write and we are computer literate,” Williams said. “But most of all, we do some positive things: You don’t always get that by watching the news.”
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Internet service providers often use the blacklists to block incoming e-mail from spammers before it arrives in customers’ inboxes.
Yet my belief was dealt a blow when another credulous friend explained that calculating my “rising sign” would open up an entirely new level of insight. I researched, only to discover that, as a rising Virgo, I’m actually supposed to have a detail-oriented, non-spontaneous and persnickety tendency. Looking at my cluttered desk and considering my unalterable tendency to gush out spur of the moment, typo-laden gchats, I had to acknowledge that my Scorpio husband was right, and astrology was hogwash.
Pingdom has updated its website (apparently, the author received the same statement from Google), but when the page was initially released, the public reaction was one of mild panic. Yes, it’s a problem that so many high-traffic sites are using scripts which are over a year out of date. But the issue says more about how poorly maintained some of the web’s most popular sites are than it does about any specific web service.
And there’s just no other way to spin it–this is a painfully ironic communication failure on the part of those of us who wanted to introduce what I view as a very important communication tool to the science world. If we can’t explain something so useful to an important segment of our own audience, how can we possibly hope to use it to counter the other side?
The director himself will be in attendance, and the Dead Channels website promises a “lively” Q&A after the premiere.
Microsoft’s (MSFT) own search engine will permanently replace the Yahoo (YHOO) search technology that has been used on Microsoft’s MSN website. But Yahoo’s technology will still be used for the “sponsored” listings that companies pay for, and that appear separately alongside the main search results.
“While we are worried about malware attacks, we are also worried about something else called non-malware attacks. These are fileless attacks that can’t be noticed by virus sniffers,” he said.
Entrepreneurs are not always natural born investors; they invest themselves in one business and have a use case of one. As with Allen, it’s easy for them to become enamored by shiny ideas, eschewing financial good sense. Not all of Allen’s investments were bombs; Starwave, essentially a website development shop, was sold to Disney for $200 million, earning Allen $100 million. And the “wired world” approach to investing he eventually adopted brought some sense and order to where he put his money.
Loehr says that although the site focuses on love letters, many of the submissions focus on longing.
“Different species have different lengths of DNA” in their chromosomes, he said. “These lengths probably determine frequency.”
One of the main disagreements is over the destination of the proceeds, another official said. “While the lenders want the amount raised from the sale to come in to a special account which they will maintain, Enron wants the proceeds first,” he said.
Whitaker was set up in the dank basement of an old school administration building in North Providence. He was given two monitors, a laptop, a landline phone, and a cell phone. A federal agent sat behind him and watched everything he typed, listened to everything he said, examined every website he visited. Every phone call was recorded. Off to the side, a kitchen was stocked with snack food that had been purchased in bulk—Atomic Fireballs, beef jerky, chips, crackers, peanuts. It wasn’t as splashy as the luxury suites to which Whitaker had become accustomed. But here he wasn’t Whitaker anymore; he was Jason Corriente.
Both Obama and Republican rival John McCain relied on the net to bolster their campaigns. But Obama’s online success dwarfed his opponent’s, and proved key to his winning the presidency. Volunteers used Obama’s website to organize a thousand phone-banking events in the last week of the race – and 150,000 other campaign-related events over the course of the campaign. Supporters created more than 35,000 groups clumped by affinities like geographical proximity and shared pop-cultural interests. By the end of the campaign, myBarackObama.com chalked up some 1.5 million accounts. And Obama raised a record-breaking $600 million in contributions from more than three million people, many of whom donated through the web.