WHAT WE SEE: In Mycroft’s office, he mentions that Sherlock stopped the “colossal” scheme of Baron Maupertius, the last of Moriarty’s agents.
We contacted Facebook yesterday afternoon, and haven’t heard back from the company. Facebook has had mixed results when asserting trademark rights over “book” in court. Facebook’s lawsuit against “Teachbook” is still pending. Facebook settled a suit it filed against Lamebook, allowing the parody site to continue operating. Facebook gained control of a porn site domain called “FacebookOfSex.com.” A travel site called Placebook changed its name in 2010, choosing not to fight—no surprise given the large expense of litigation.
That’s why digitally zooming in on a subject results in a blurrier photo than using an optical zoom, Glaz said.
Krugle’s home page is a simple search field, with buttons to search for code or “content” (documentation and other information). View Slideshow For most people, open source is a synonym for free software. But for programmers, open source is about sharing code, building on the work of others and not having to reinvent the wheel – at least, that’s the ideal. In practice, code reuse remains very low, because it’s often too hard for programmers to find relevant bits of code for their applications.
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It’s obvious the Malevolent Design group has been tinkering with that alien genius ray we discovered. Even though they brashly disregarded a direct order to keep their hands to themselves, we’re going to let this one slide.
As they dug further, researchers discovered that the security hole the program exploited was already a known vulnerability called CVE-2013-1690—one that had theoretically been patched in Firefox and Tor updates about a month earlier. But there was a problem: Because the Tor browser bundle has no auto-update mechanism, only users who had manually installed the patched version were safe from the attack. “It was really impressive how quickly they took this vulnerability in Firefox and extrapolated it to the Tor browser and planted it on a hidden service,” says Andrew Lewman, executive director of the nonprofit Tor Project, which maintains the code.
The phasers used by the characters in Star Trek may soon become a real way to fight crime.
The report, “In the Crossfire: Critical Infrastructure in the Age of Cyberwar,” was commissioned by anti-virus firm McAfee and coordinated by the Center for Strategic and International Studies in Washington, DC. It was led by Stewart Baker, a visiting fellow with CSIS and former assistant secretary for policy at the Department of Security during the last Bush administration. Baker was also general counsel for the National Security Agency in 1992 to 1994.
Gokul Prasad Agarwal, an Allahabad healer, is at the mela to popularize his theories of the “Science of Creativity” and the “Theory of Everything.” He said he could cure any disease through his “new medical science.”
Nail is also looking to the internet to expand the university’s reach. After experimenting with putting some class videos online – “nobody’s going to watch an hour lecture,” Nail says – the university decided to get more ambitious. The goal now is to build an interactive site that that can take some elements of the Singularity U curriculum to a wider audience, possibly in partnership with Udacity or some other online education venture. Nail also plans another site that would publish
writings from faculty, pointers to items of interest to the Singularity University diaspora, relevant video and audio – “a forum for all the cool things that we see in the world,” as Nail puts it.
While TSA may be Vigilant, Effective, Efficient, Strong Like a Rock, Agile Like A Ninja and Diverse Like an Applebee’s Appetizer Sampler, they are still softies at heart.