What began as a ruthless e-commerce project, boldly selling what no one had sold before, has become a freedom-of-speech case where the defendants remove their veils and cry, “Spoof!”
One photo was a New York Times picture of a Captain Kirk chair taken in 2009 by freelance photographer Susan Seubert of Portland, Oregon.
Torvalds discussed the finer points of penguins with the list members, suggesting that “contented” means that the penguin “has either just gotten laid, or it’s stuffed on herring.”
FlightCar provides up to $1 million in liability insurance for bodily injury and damage to other property, and up to $300,000 for damage done to the rented vehicle. The company also insures your car against theft up to the value of vehicle.
AOL has filed five federal lawsuits targeting spammers it accuses of sending some 1 billion junk e-mail messages promoting mortgages, steroids and pornography to its subscribers.
Webkinz kick-started a trend in children’s gaming that ties virtual environments to real-world merchandise. Online games for kids aren’t new. Sierra Online had tot-focused games in the early ’90s, and Neopets proved a hot product six years ago with a similar concept. But the unprecedented success of Webkinz is inspiring everyone from Barbie to Disney to get children invested in both the digital and the physical.
But hold on. At launch, the only carrier supporting the Nexus was T-Mobile, which was offering a two-year contract in exchange for a discount on the phone. Gee, that sounds familiar.
Toby Oliver’s business is a great example of the street finding its own use for stray radio waves. His company, PathIntelligence, uses the USRP and GNU Radio to track foot traffic in U.K. shopping centers.
Various communities now use a tool called Madison to discuss policy documents, and many activists and community organizations have adopted Loomio to make decisions internally. But Democracy OS aims higher: to provide a common platform for any city, state, or government to actually put proposals to a vote. “We’re able to actually overthrow governments, but we’re not using technology to decide what to do next,” Mancini says. “So the risk is that we create power vacuums that get filled with groups that are already very well organized. So now we need to take it a bit further. We need to decide what democracy for the internet era looks like.”
Shoppers want to see merchandise they’ll like, but not have to hunt through the whole site to find it. So eBags, like other companies, uses sophisticated software to make recommendations to shoppers as they browse a site. The Denver-based business monitors visitors to the site to be sure the merchandise they see is a good fit for them.
The complaints hinge on whether American and Southwest Airlines’ online ticketing, reservations and airline, hotel and car-rental services can be considered “public accommodations.”
Around Alone starts Sunday from New York Harbor. The race will end in Newport, Rhode Island, in April or May 2003.
The messages range from the simple to the bombastic, with sentiments at major Chinese message boards that have been decidedly anti-American.
“Attached is a photo taken of a sticker placed on a trash bin at Reagan National Airport,” read the e-mail from DHS’ Immigration and Customs Enforcement agency. “ICE is circulating this photo to see if anyone knows anything about it. If you know of anyone who may be able to identify it, please forward.”
“Appropriately, Congress has passed a resolution to reject this approach of picking winners and losers before it takes effect,” Pai added.
As for the rest of the parks, here are some things to think about when choosing which ones to attend:
If you buy a premium account, it’s $49 per year and offers you enhanced reports and comparisons with your peers. It also offers a virtual trainer and the ability to export your data in spreadsheet formats.
Last March, the Technology and Privacy Advisory Committee, created by Secretary of Defense Donald Rumsfeld to examine government data mining, issued a report (PDF) stating that “rapid action is necessary” to establish clear guidelines for responsible government data mining.
“Different species have different lengths of DNA” in their chromosomes, he said. “These lengths probably determine frequency.”
Walmart on Tuesday touted major growth projections for its online sales division in the upcoming fiscal year, as the Arkansas-based retailer battles with ecommerce giant Amazon for market share in the competitive sector.
Programmers hope LaBrea will be a big culture-changer and think that a sexy little hacking program intended for use only by the good guys could launch a wave of other interesting and unique security tools.
“My dad had taken me as a young person to arcades and he would tell me what to do, and what was going on,” said Feir, founder of Audyssey Gaming Magazine, an online quarterly for blind gamers. “I always thought that I could play myself if they were sound-based games.”
Left to right: Yahoo’s Maya Baratz, Business 2.0’s Lindsay Blakely,
Justin.tv’s Justin Kan, Bubblicious’ Brian Solis and Yahoo’s Manny
In the late ’90s, Neil co-founded the first internet service provider in France, Worldnet, and in 2000, he sold the company for $50 million. By then, he had already founded Free, which is now the second-largest ISP in France. Last year, the company launched Free Mobile, which offers unlimited calls, texts and data for just $27 a month, about half the price of incumbent competitors, according to Forbes.
Twitter takes a number of factors into account to determine if content is “spam,” including: “If your updates consist mainly of links, and not personal updates; If you post misleading links;” and, “If you post duplicate content over multiple accounts or multiple duplicate updates on one account.”
It’s an experiment, not only in making, but in media, and Naumoff wants it to be a movement — not a gimmick — held at the intersection of digital and real-life events, with an emphasis on working together.
However, he says, the non-profit community “hasn’t yet realized the full potential of this technology.”
Kris Murphy, help desk coordinator for North Carolina internet service provider Indylink.org, said his minister got attacked last year, only a few minutes after unpacking and connecting the machine. At the time of infection, the minister was updating security patches to Windows.
Increasingly, local police are relying on citizens to help them patrol the seedy underbelly of the Internet.
Alas, things aren’t going as well as the X-Prize folks had originally hoped, so they’re considering offering additional prizes. This could include $750,000 each for as many as four teams that present completed designs, power consumption plans, navigation, hardware, and operational details on how they’ll complete the mission. A similar prize could be awarded to as many as four teams that complete designs for a camera subsystem and create a video with realistic mockups or simulations showing their probe’s lunar mission.
Wired: A spell-casting game that works thematically, letting you pick any spell from your spellbook to cast. Great artwork, piles of cards and bits.
Mustard says that although Chair is focused on its “next big project,” his team will consider updating Vote!!! with new content.
For those wishing to learn more about the band, the site also offers some decent resources – news, photos, and official merch – and the interactive timeline could be great for people who attended the shows. But if the band’s trying to attract new (i.e. younger) fans, it needs to let people post about songs and albums, and offer more of the features found on other social networks.
The dollar was a shade lower at 110.040 yen. The Bank of Japan also meets this week and it too will be closely following the yen’s 4 percent gain since mid-May.
WHAT IT MEANS: When Doyle later revealed how Sherlock had actually survived his “death,” critics complained that the explanation was disappointing. Others suggested that the explanation was a lie by Holmes, and that the true story of his survival was more complicated. The explanation Sherlock provides here is nearly identical to a popular online explanation that circulated among fans starting the day after “The Reichenbach Fall” aired. Anderson may symbolize Sherlock viewers who will not find any explanation beyond their own to be satisfactory.
That said, ICANN isn’t perfect. Many critics—such as Internet policy analyst Milton Mueller—have argued that the board has serious accountability problems and that its election process is opaque. Some argued the this is reason enough for the US government to keep control of IANA.
Those who have cracked open an Air do note a certain oddness to the layout: there’s definitely extra space in there, which is strange considering that it’s the world’s thinnest in-production laptop.
The whingeing engineers are funniest, however, when it breaks down to open jealously, as in my favorite of their comments:
Another concern is the high price of e-book reading devices, which range from $299 to $699 for RCA’s latest e-book devices. Manufacturers expect the prices to go down as more units are sold. In the meantime, the authors and publishers are doing what they can from their end.