The FAIR advisory stated that the magazine’s stance on feminism was that it represented a “revolt against God.”
You’ve probably heard people say we’re living in a “post-PC world.” What does that mean for web developers? It means that 30% to 50% of your website’s traffic now comes from mobile devices. It means that soon, desktop and laptop users will be in a minority on the web.
Here’s another find from my library—but this one is a new book. April and Esme are tooth fairies, off to deliver their first tooth. It’s a very cute story that puts them in the modern world with cell phones and highways and anxious parents, and I think the story does a great job of portraying a modern tooth fairy family in a very sweet way. Click here for a full review.
He then goes on to take measurements and point out marks for the camera in a spoof of TV’s Crocodile Hunter. A message preceding the first segment assures viewers, “Very few bums were hurt in the making of this film. All were returned back into their natural habitat.”
Bitcoin Is Splitting in Two. Now What?
A deeper dive on why some bitcoin community leaders want to switch to new, more efficient, versions of the software, and their struggle to win over miners and users.
More than 453,000 login credentials were posted by a hacking group calling itself D33Ds Company, who say the credentials were stored in plaintext, an amateur security blunder. The hackers said, in a note posted online, that they used a SQL injection attack to grab the credentials, but did not say from which Yahoo service they were taken “to avoid further damage.”
Chumby’s control panel keeps track of your various channels and widgets, giving you access with just a few taps.
The Eddie Bauer protest group, which calls itself Topless Humans Organized for Natural Genetics, or Thong, had previously disrupted a Chicago nanotech conference with a quick strip-tease and a clever “Plenty of room at this bottom” inked on their hind quarters. The phrase is an homage to “There’s Plenty of Room at the Bottom,” a famous 1959 Richard Feynman lecture that inspired the nanorevolution.
Currently, Probst said, the site works with about 600 manufacturers, posting their products for a cut of sales. Like Homefront USA, BuyAmerican.com is a small operation by retail standards, with revenues under a half million dollars a year.
Canadian robot Dextre getting ready to head to the front line in space [The Canadian Press]
Dextre is a handy little guy [Edmonton Journal]
Newsday’s publisher Timothy Knight said in a statement: “We are in the process of transforming Newsday’s Web site into an enhanced, locally focused cable service that we believe will become an important benefit for Newsday and Cablevision customers. More particulars will be forthcoming over the next few months.”
While the darknet of BitTorrent file swapping continues largely unabated, and while many large open-source software distributors rely on P2P technology to dole out large software packages to the masses, so far, outside of Skype, there aren’t many financial success stories to be found in P2P.
Brian Pitstick, theUnder Armour business development director overseeing this partnership with JBL, said in an interview that they estimate 85% of people wear headphones while working out, so putting a sensor there makes it easy for users to track heart rate without any added gear. The ability to have audio coaching during a workout — such as telling the wearer when he or she reaches a target heart rate — or having the ability to simply tap the right ear bud to get an instant reading, makes it easy for the wearer to make use of these numbers for a more effective workout.”We found that athletes are constantly looking for ways to workout smarter, not harder,” said Pitstick, “and we’ve found we can do that with heart rate training.”
With the Primis Online database, instructors can create their own full-color, customized electronic textbooks and course materials by selecting chapters, readings, lab manuals or cases from over 230,000 digitized pages.
The truth is, a new global pandemic is growing less likely, not more. Mass migration to cities means the opportunity for viruses to jump from wildlife to the human species has not risen and has possibly even declined, despite media hype to the contrary. Water- and insect-borne infections—generally the most lethal—are declining as living standards slowly improve. It’s true that casual-contact infections such as colds are thriving—but only by being mild enough that their victims can soldier on with work and social engagements, thereby allowing the virus to spread. Even if a lethal virus does go global, the ability of medical science to sequence its genome and devise a vaccine or cure is getting better all the time.
Some of you may remember back several months ago when X-Files Gillian Anderson gave an interview to Out magazine in which she revealed a past brief affair with a woman. Even if you didn’t read the story at that time, I’m sure you can imagine the internet reaction; within hours stories were being published with titles such as “‘Scully’ Reveals Lesbian Relationships” – wildly differing from what Gillian actually said and what was published.
Yet if you were to believe the media, you would think human bodies are as limited as lattes: tall, low-fat and tan.
In his 21-page ruling, U.S. District Judge James Ware told Google to provide the U.S. Justice Department with the addresses of 50,000 randomly selected websites indexed by its search engine by April 3.
“It came about because we had so many of those balls being hit around our office,” said Dunstan Orchard, a Flickr designer credited with popularizing the game at Yahoo. “Accuracy competitions evolved between a couple of us and the end result was Faceball.”
The 44-year-old Australian, Skyping into the D Hotel ballroom’s screen, wore the bitcoin enthusiast’s equivalent of camouflage: a black blazer and a tieless, rumpled shirt, his brown hair neatly parted. His name hadn’t made the conference’s list of “featured speakers.” Even the panel’s moderator, a bitcoin blogger named Michele Seven, seemed concerned the audience wouldn’t know why he was there. Wright had hardly begun to introduce himself as a “former academic who does research that no one ever hears about,” when she interrupted him.