You need to capture the person’s attention via the summary information included in that email or the recipient will likely never see the rest of your message. Get a feel for how much is included by testing it out with a coworker to see exactly how much your coworker receives in email. Like pay-per-click ads in search advertising, those few words are your window of opportunity.
A Hong Kong man was sentenced to three months in prison in what local officials say is the world’s first successful prosecution of copyright violation using the popular file-sharing software BitTorrent.
President Bush’s proposed budget sent to Congress this week asks that “additional resources” be given to the FBI for fighting computer crime. The White House sees the cash going to “prosecutorial assistance for all terrorist incidents, including cyber-terrorism, serving as a focal point for such efforts at all levels of law enforcement.”
In the first major operation against pirates since the deaths of four Americans aboard a hijacked yacht last month, a U.S. Navy destroyer helped free a captured oil tanker on Sunday. The hijackers didn’t bother putting up a fight.
Others share her concern. “My fear is more about protecting the privacy of your future self. Maybe right now, you’re eager to share genetic information, but your 30-year-old self won’t want that out there,” said Bradley, the Yale anthropologist.
Another aspect of the criteria that might be controversial is the scoring for licenses. The study awards a higher score for using a permissive license than using a copyleft license. Although permissive licenses increase the flexibility of downstream code use, they aren’t necessarily conducive to more open governance.
EEye Digital Security, the company that discovered the problem, has not released the script it used to crack the program. The company has worked with Microsoft to develop a patch, which Microsoft made available on its website early Tuesday afternoon.
Rather than recap Pogue’s review, which is quite thorough, here’s a brief list of what I think are GrandCentral’s standout features:
‘No individual consumer has any power to do anything about it. And where in the system does the solution come from?’
“Criminals have other channels to get guns, but I am really more concerned about hobbyists and enthusiastic kids trying this route at home and actually injuring themselves in the process of doing that,” Lipson says. “If you make one and got it in the wrong temperature or was shoddy in any way, it’s actually dangerous to fire.”
NASA’s new appreciation of privatization comes as it is reeling from budget overruns; the space station was originally supposed to cost $8 billion, but now is estimated at over $30 billion. And President Bush has appointed a finance-savvy administrator to rein in the troubled agency. Selling the shuttles, NASA hopes, will keep costs down and allow it to focus on the space station.
“Until ‘Halo’s’ launch, the most successful shooters required a personal computer and the precision offered by a high-quality mouse,” said Strong Associate Curator Shannon Symonds. “‘Halo’ proved a console could be just as effective, if not better, than a PC.”
Activate, the strategy consulting firm helping Condé Nast reinvent the Gourmet brand, is incorporating lessons from the online gaming community, hoping to capitalize on the popularity of reward systems, virtual currency and community interactivity for the Gourmet Live digital product. Users will be able to link their Facebook and Twitter accounts to the new on-line community, which will help them shape its content.
Of course, even the two months estimate is more of an educated guess; even assuming a perfect launch, there are a lot of variables that could still impact things, from solar radiation to balloon inflation direction to unforeseen drag to communication issues.
GAO spokeswoman Susan Becker said the investigation isn’t a direct response to a recent request by several Democratic members of the House, who asked the GAO to investigate. The GAO was already planning to look at systemic issues related to the elections process after the Nov. 2. election. But given the concern expressed by more than a dozen members of Congress and many voters, the GAO will look at some of the specific problems reported. These include complaints by some voters who said they used touch-screen voting machines that recorded votes for candidates they didn’t pick.
GoodReads labels itself as the “social network for readers.” So its approach is much more like FaceBook for books than LibraryThing or Shelfari. With LibraryThing, the emphasis is on your catalog. GoodReads emphasizes updates from your connections. The GoodReads home page is like the Facebook home page, with the updates from your connections front and center.
House continued his advocacy for Manning as well, but his visibility lessened when, in March 2011, Manning abruptly took House off the jail visitor’s list. In November 2012, Manning spoke of House during court testimony, complaining that House had been making media appearances over Manning’s objections.