The alarming fact is that individuals can do very little to protect themselves in the event of a bioterrorist attack – as the website of the Johns Hopkins Center for Civilian Biodefense Strategies makes abundantly clear.
Grodsky followed up with a memo to staff instructing them to stick to the company line about the site being a research project if anyone asked, and to be wary of spies trying to apply for a job to infiltrate the company:
As early as 1956, IBM got in major trouble after refusing to allow third-parties to repair or upgrade its machines. So did Kodak in 1992. And so did Avaya in 2014. There are many more examples—but the courts have been clear: you can’t create a monopoly around repair.
A report from the House Government Reform Committee also accuses the administration of appointing scientific panel members based on ideology. The report accuses the government of posting a page on the National Cancer Institute website, for instance, incorrectly linking abortion with breast cancer. The page was removed after an outcry.
A year ago, The Pirate Bay had eight million users. Now it claims more than 22 million. Worldwide, there’s countless numbers of tracking services similar to The Pirate Bay. The sites can make money by selling advertising.
The names of thirteen genetic testing companies targeted by the California health department were released today on the agency’s website.
Sanctioning an official section in the audience for tapers in 1984, the Grateful Dead became known as the most taper-friendly band in the world. By then, Deadheads were already modding microphones, building their own preamps, experimenting with DATs, publishing phone book-length tape catalogs, and exploring internet-based distribution networks. More than anybody else, it was Deadheads who built the infrastructure on which the modern taping world operates. And, perhaps, it was the Grateful Dead’s enormous and resolutely nontraditional success—and critical rediscovery in the early 21st century—that provided one tipping point for taping’s new acceptance.
We don’t know if North Korea signed contracts with Kongsberg or made a deal with someone else for additional ground stations outside of North Korea. However, amateur satellite observers around the world have been listening to the satellite for any hints of music or other signals in the UHF. So far, their results have been negative.
“The data is on pregnant women and babies, and these studies are quite powerful,” he said. “If they could spend more time to make their decision, I’d recommend looking at it.”
First-time author Pam Bachorz set her story in Candor, Florida, a dead-ringer) for the town of Celebration. Like the real-life Disney model community, Candor is some ‘fifties fantasy of neat mini-mansions with perfectly manicured lawns. And like its landscaping, behavior in Candor is carefully cultivated as well. The well-to-do families that move to Candor aren’t just looking for a clean, safe neighborhood for their kids: they’re also paying for a makeover that will turn their offspring into Stepford children.
The reason for this lag, according to economist Tyler Cowen, is that we have burned through all of the relatively easy innovation. The low-hanging fruit has been plucked, as he argues in The Great Stagnation. Making progress in areas such as transportation, energy, and medicine now requires more complex efforts on a much larger scale, efforts that are unlikely to emerge without some smart prodding by government and the private sector.
Next, if you have the luxury of owning multiple Macs, download the beta onto your secondary machine rather than your main workhorse. Yosemite is still a beta, and it can (and will) have bugs from time to time. Your life might be a bit easier if those bugs don’t pop up when you’re halfway through an important project at work. If you do discover a bug, or have feedback about the OS X build as you’re using it, Apple has built in a feedback assistant app so you can swiftly and easily send your thoughts to Apple. Will Apple read all your feedback? Theoretically, yes. Will it implement your grand idea for a better system-wide font choice? Probably not.
This year, the Wall Street Journal stopped abiding by Google’s policy, corresponding to a drop in search rankings but an increase in subscriptions.
The relationship began when Guardian investigative reporter Nick Davies tracked Assange down last June, about two months after WikiLeaks had published its first significant leak -– a classified video showing a U.S. helicopter shooting and killing civilians in Iraq – and shortly after the arrest of suspected leaker Pfc. Bradley Manning. Davies sought out Assange to propose a partnership with the Guardian to publish other documents Assange might possess. He asked Assange for a description of what kinds of documents he had in his cache.
This is how ill-prepared the federal government is to protect itself against terrorist attacks: Many of its agencies don’t even know which buildings and computer networks to defend.
So it makes sense technologists would try. It’s just that they’ve never been successful. And even if they were, we probably wouldn’t like it. After all, if Reddit has taught us anything, it’s that the online masses don’t always have the best interests of all its citizens at heart.
But although the announcement of the acquisition sent Jupiter’s stock soaring, the verdict is still out on what it will mean for audience measurement. One reason is that although NetRatings and Jupiter Media Metrix are arguably the best-known names in measurement, they’re facing increasing competition from a number of newer firms that employ a range of creative methods to track Web behavior.
The bonus content will be available only in the print edition, not the digital version. But there is content available on the Shonen Jump website that is available only to subscribers.
Deindividuation is ..why under the cover of an alias or an avatar on a website or a blog – surrounded by virtual strangers – conventionally restrained individuals might be moved to suggest a comedian should suffer all manner of violent torture because they don’t like his jokes, or his face. Digital media allow almost unlimited opportunity for wilful deindividuation. They almost require it. The implications of those liberties, of the ubiquity of anonymity and the language of the crowd, are only beginning to be felt.
More than 2,000 words later, after recounting the events surrounding his ban in the exhaustive manner of a man well-versed in defending his position to nitpicking online strangers, he wrote, “I know I’m not well. I have fought this feeling for a decade.” Elliott ended with this: “I sit here in my car and contemplate suicide. My despair is total. There is not a kind one amongst you. You have taken my right of appeal, my ability to protest and my dignity. You have let others mock me, and I have failed to contribute to Wikipedia’s great mission — one I feel so keenly. I failed. I’m not sure what I’m going to do next. I will drive, I don’t know where. I pray my family forgives me.”