At one point, I not only had the stories themselves memorized, I had the notes in the Baring-Gould volumes memorized. Are there two Mrs. Watsons? Was Watson wounded in the shoulder or the leg? Just what really happened to Holmes on his Great Hiatus? What did Holmes mean when he said his brother Mycroft sometimes ‘was the British government?’ Was Holmes really in love with Irene Adler or simply appreciative or having been bested? And just how did that dancing men code work anyway?
It’s Jessi, reporting this week from the Near Future Summit in San Diego, California. Yesterday, I ran into Cameron Sinclair, the blond-haired Brit who has been building homes, schools, and clinics for those displaced by war and natural disasters since 1999. I hadn’t heard about him in a while, so I was surprised to see he was speaking this week on behalf of his new employer, Airbnb.
Here’s what the experts do agree on: The time-sensitive Code Red worm is coded to try to infect other computers only from the first through the 19th of the month.
By today’s standards, Eliza is very simple. Although it was programmed to behave like a non-directional, Rogerian psychotherapist, it knew nothing of psychoanalysis or the human condition.
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A search of the trademark database maintained by the US Patent and Trademark Office shows Facebook with 73 active trademarks, many of them covering different uses of the words “Facebook” and “like.” Other registered trademarks cover the letter “F,” “Face,” “FB,” the number “0” with a period, “F8,” “Facebook Developer Garage,” “Wall,” “Facepile,” “Nextstop.com,” “Facebook for good,” “Friendfeed,” Facebook Insights,” “Facebook Pages,” and “Facebook Ads.”
“The ethos of Mozilla and how we started was all community based,” says Zeier. “There’s very little that we do that’s behind closed doors. So I don’t think doing a data center and talking about it was a weird thing.”
In a nutshell, Bitcoin is a decentralized currency with finite limits. Bitcoin users set up a wallet that gives them a unique address, similar to an email, allowing them to exchange Bitcoins with people around the world. Every transaction since the very beginning is recorded on an unforgeable ledger, known as the blockchain.
Eircom retrenches: Eircom, the Irish telecoms operator, said it would be scaling back its Internet businesses and its British and Northern Irish operations in a restructuring move after the sale of its mobile phone arm, Eircell.
Bitcoin transactions are published online, but the only information that identifies a Bitcoin user is a Bitcoin address, making the transaction anonymous. Or at least somewhat anonymous. As the FBI points out in its report, the anonymity depends on the actions of the user.
On June 11, a tropical storm flooded Houston’s Alley Theatre, knocking out the power and the phones, and generally wreaking havoc. Performances would have to be cancelled, tickets refunded, water pumped and emergency repairs made.
Released Friday under pressure from a California First Amendment Coalition lawsuit, two reports summarize and analyze a decade of research done at a cost to ratepayers of more than $7 million.
This study has generated significant commentary, often as anonymous electronic communications.
But, perhaps most importantly, it is not as imperative to enhance Mac OS X as it was to enhance Mac OS 7, Landweber said. “Mac OS X is very slick, very advanced,” he said. “They’ve renovated the interface from the ground up, rather than patching it from outside.
One thing you may not find in the new extensions store are Flash-blocking add-ons. Actually you probably will, but you don’t need them. Opera 11 can now be set to load plug-ins (like Flash or Silverlight) only on demand. Just head to the preferences menu, select the Advanced tab and then click Content. There, you’ll see a new option to only load plug-ins on demand. The feature is disabled by default.
“Smart” TVs have failed because they’ve always assumed more is better. Instead of evolving the television experience, TV makers have simply added to it, heaping more streams, more services, and more content onto our sets without rethinking the interfaces for accessing them. The same problem plagues the services that power those smart TVs. Netflix offers thousands of options for what to watch, but instead of giving you a chance to skip through and sample them, it makes you evaluate each one, like a title on a video-store shelf.