One of my favorite sources of comics for the iPhone (and iPod touch) is Robot Comics. They have a decent catalog of titles, and the best part is that most of them start off free. For comics with multiple issues, the first one is usually free and the rest are available for $.99 each through an in-app download. There are several single-issue comics that are free as well, including several adaptations of Cory Doctorow stories. (“Craphound” is one of my favorites.) When you purchase a later “episode,” as they call them, it simply shows up in the index. Each comic has its own app icon on your home screen which contains all the issues. It might be nice to be able to combine them into one Robot Comics viewer app, though I suppose the new iPhone OS will allow you to group them if you choose.
According to a story about the research in The New York Times, the researchers began investigating the issue in June 2008 after the Dalai Lama’s office in Dharamsala, India — the location of the Tibetan government in exile — contacted them to examine its computers, which were exhibiting signs of infection. They found that the spy network had gained control of mail servers for the Dalai Lama’s offices, allowing the spies to intercept all correspondence.
He pointed out that travel industry databases contain a wealth of information, including but not limited to whom travelers have shared a room with, what movies they watched, what they ate, and even whether they are grumpy or easy to get along with.
The highlight of the film, surprising nobody, is Breaking Bad star Bryan Cranston as Joe Brody, a scientist-turned-Godzilla-truther, along with the severely underutilized Juliette Binoche as his wife. If you’ve see the preview, you’ve heard Cranston’s grim, half-screamed warning, “It’s going to send us back to the Stone Age!” If only the rest of the film were so gripping. Alas, the focus quickly shifts from Joe to his son Ford (Aaron Taylor-Johnson), the far less interesting Ken Doll deemed a handsomer and more suitable companion for our journey.
First up was the Super Heroes section, which featured the new Batman sets we already knew about and also a Superman / Wonder Woman set. On the other half of this room were some brand new Marvel sets, all tied in to this summer’s Avengers movie. The five sets (out in April) feature Captain America’s Avenging Cycle, Wolverine’s Chopper Showdown with Magento and Deadpool (Wolverine’s claws are a nice touch here), Loki’s Cosmic Cube Escape with Hawkeye and Iron Man, Hulk’s Hellcarrier Breakout with an ace Hulk jumbo-fig as well as Hawkeye, Loki and Thor and finally a huge Quinjet Aerial Battle pack with Black Window, Thor and Loki and Iron Man.
By using copyright law to cut off independent service shops from the information they need to function, Toshiba is essentially stifling the resale market. Its actions also hurt Toshiba customers by reducing the resale value of Toshiba products. Apparently, some IT departments are already considering shifting their budget away from Toshiba products toward more repairable computers. Procurement policies are a powerful tool for change. (EPEAT, the green federal procurement tool, was used to pressure Apple this summer. So I have high hopes for this process … even though EPEAT temporarily caved in to Apple.)
The most lucrative category, which offers rewards of up to $200,000, is for bugs in Apple’s “secure boot” firmware for preventing unauthorized programs from launching when an iOS device is powered up.
“We have no grand plans for this thing,” Baker says. “We launched it about a month ago, and it was an idea that was tossed around for the longest time. We didn’t know the proper form to give it. We started with, well, what’s the Web experience? And we had a bunch of funny ideas like would you have to slur to get in. At one point, we had built a Captcha that you had to get wrong in order to get in. But doing it through a website never really felt right.”
Scharler posted a guide to creating the twittering toaster on Instructables, a website with lots of instructions on how to complete various DIY projects. “It’s not very difficult for someone with no programming experience to do. That’s the whole purpose of the ioBridge module. You don’t have to touch a line of code, you don’t need too many resistors or any weird things like that.”
I’ll confess: I was never much of a Playmobil kid. I may have had a figurine or two (and, presumably, some sets to go with them) but honestly I can’t remember them and I no longer have them. I leaned toward Lego and other construction toys (anyone remember Construx?) and Playmobil just wasn’t really part of my fun equation.
“You are not anyone’s king or god,” wrote Domscheit-Berg in the chat. “And you’re not even fulfilling your role as a leader right now. A leader communicates and cultivates trust in himself. You are doing the exact opposite. You behave like some kind of emperor or slave trader.”
As millions of Facebook users wake up to the perils and paradoxes of collapsing the entirety of their social existences onto a one-size-fits-all frame, off-label use of Slack — outside the workplace — is beginning to explode. Slack is elegantly positioned in the grey areas between our public and private selves. Some people are setting up Slacks to hold open public discussions on topics of shared interest, a la Usenet or BBSes (here’s a directory); others are setting up Slacks for specific groups of friends or families.
Since he was named publicly in 2010, Bogachyov has been linked to intelligence-gathering operations targeting the security services of Turkey, Georgia and Ukraine. Many experts assume his talents have been utilized by Russian intelligence agencies.
I do really appreciate the lessons that are being taught in “Ni Hao, Kai-lan,” and I find it a little more palatable than “Dora the Explorer.” That may because I’m biased toward Chinese, but it seems like more of Kai-lan’s shows are about relating to each other and problem solving, rather than following the map for an exploration. And because the lesson is usually couched in a song (precisely designed to get stuck in your head for days), it’s easy for the kids to remember and I’m able to ask them about what they’ve learned.