The next year, Palantir added databases of regional crime data, field interviews, explosive-related incidents, and jail visitation records. These worked along the same lines as Palantir’s intelligence tools for its military and national security customers. A much bigger change was the integration in 2011 of data from the California Law Enforcement Telecommunications System (CLETS).
Typically, data-center operators keep their servers in sync using what’s called the Network Time Protocol, or NTP. This is essentially an online service that connects machines to the official atomic clocks that keep time for organizations across the world. But because it takes time to move information across a network, this method is never completely accurate, and sometimes, it breaks altogether. In July, several big-name web operations experienced problems – including Reddit, Gawker, and Mozilla – because their software wasn’t prepared to handle a “leap second” that was added to the world’s atomic clocks.
Read more about Heath Dill’s Kickstarter effort here. Dec. 20 is the deadline to support Medium Rare and Back Again: A Tolkien Cookbook.
HVD: The VA is one of the first agencies where we put boots on the ground, and we have been building out the team there, which today is about 11 people. The VA is interesting because it very much epitomizes a lot of the challenges of working for the federal government. It’s a very big bureaucratic organization so it’s been a challenging one to get a foothold in. The largest project that we’re working on there is focusing on the operability of health records for service members as they transfer from the DOD to the VA.
The campaign finance database for the Center for Responsive Politics, meanwhile, is keeping close tabs on a set of records only recently made available in electronic form: the filings of so-called 527 groups, or political nonprofits. These groups, which span the political spectrum from the leftward-leaning America Coming Together to the pro-Republican Americans for a Better Country, have collected millions from wealthy and small-scale donors.
Even with TensorFlow in hand, building a deep learning app still requires some serious craft. But this too may change in the years to come. As Dean points out, a Google deep-learning open source project and a Google deep-learning cloud service aren’t mutually exclusive. Tim O’Reilly’s big idea may still happen.
The next day, acting FWS director Marshall Jones (he is still in that position) called Boylan and Woods from Washington. He told them a group called Defenders of Wildlife had complained about the information on the impact of oil exploration getting taken down. By the end of the conference call, they all decided it would be best to revert back to “Version B.”
From the first round of 400,000 compromised accounts, though, the attackers continued to compromise access tokens, ultimately spring-boarding to 30 million total. Within the broad 30 million there were three groups. For 15 million accounts, the attackers specifically accessed names and contact information phone numbers, email addresses, or both based on what a particular user listed. On 14 million accounts the attackers took all of that information, plus more granular profile data.
In any case, the deal between the indie label and Tweedy still stands. The terms of the agreement weren’t disclosed. But Fernandez said Tweedy will reimburse him 15,000 pounds (about $27,300) in lawyers’ fees. The royalty granted to Fernandez could be worth many times that amount.
The finals matches will go down under the lights in Icahn Stadium, a world class venue that seats 5,000 and was home to Usain Bolt‘s 200m world record in 2008.
The only thing that sets one naked woman apart from a thousand others, after you’ve seen ’em all, is her personality.
Apple’s modest increase in iPhone sales in the latest quarter came even as its biggest rival, Samsung Electronics, issued a recall for its Galaxy Note 7 after some devices caught fire. But sales of Samsung devices remained strong, particularly in the U.S., where they claimed a 29% share of smartphone sales in the quarter compared with Apple’s 31% share, according to consumer analytics firm Kantar Worldpanel.
(The federal government’s settlement with Microsoft was joined by nine of the 18 states suing Microsoft; the nine other states rejected the settlement and are continuing with litigation.)
Apple’s new operating system, which is currently undergoing a public beta test in preparation for its release early next year, has garnered equal amounts of praise and criticism.
If you’ve never heard of Bristol, you’re not alone. The company prides themselves in exclusivity and an understated luxury that’s quintessentially British. A visit to their website should give you a good idea of what the company is all about. Dealership finder? “Please contact us direct.” E-mail address? Forget it. Vehicle pricing? If you have to ask… If con artist Clark Rockefeller ever had a driver’s license, this is what he’d pretend to have in the garage.
Barry Diller’s IAC launched a black search engine today called RushmoreDrive.com. By “black,” we don’t mean a profitable or dark-humored website; we’re talking about a search engine for African Americans, Black Hispanics, Black Caribbeans and anyone else of African heritage.
Apple claims that Qualcomm is overcharging for patent-related license fees on iPhone sales, a point Qualcomm disputes. Last month, Apple Inc. began refusing to pay royalties until the courts determine how much it owes, a process that could take several years.
To find signals, the team puts some data out to the public, on its SETI@Home platform and raw on their website. The majority, though, stays with the scientists, for expert algorithmic analysis and a human look. Soon, the team expects to identify potential pings a week after the telescopes actually pick them up. That gap, though it sounds small, still poses a problem: No one—neither the original finders nor the would-be confirmers—will be able to follow up fast, when the signal, be it alien or human, is most likely to persist.
Like many AI researchers, Nord is also concerned about the impenetrability of results produced by neural networks; often, a system delivers an answer without offering a clear picture of how that result was obtained.
The reason maglev, no-loss wires and their cousins in superconductor technology are still endangered species outside of the research labs is that superconductors remain a champagne-budget item.
So far, they believe private keys can’t be extracted from Apache servers either, though they don’t have the same level of confidence in that yet. “If it is possible with Apache, it’s going to be difficult,” he says.
SOASTA CEO Tom Lounibos is calling it the most visited sports site in history – but that’s what you’d expect him to say.
“We’re certainly viewing this as a market-building investment that we’re making,” Sheeran said. “The more downloads we have, the more opportunities we have to sell subscriptions to Rhapsody.”
Like other cloud giants, Google and Hölzle aim to make life easier for anyone who’s building a new website or a new mobile app, storing or processing large amounts of data, or just trying to see if some code will run. Businesses and developers can just open up a web browser and run their software on Google’s network. According to Google, its cloud services already run 4.75 million active applications, including names like SnapChat and Pulse. Google App Engine alone handles 28 billion online requests a day, or about 10 times more than Wikipedia. But the process should be far easier than it is today, Hölzle says.
Call me a helicopter parent if you must. Among the gazillion reasons that my family homeschools is that I love watching (or even better, joining in!) the cool things my kids get to do.
Kaspersky products accounted for about 5.5 percent of anti-malware software products worldwide, according to research firm Statista.
The visitor center, by the way, is small but quite interesting. In addition to the rocket-stuff on display outside, they’ve got Science on a Sphere inside. If you and your Geeklets haven’t seen one of these mind-blowing orbs that display different planets and maps, you need to track one down.
Optimism about the end of a tumultuous election year and record highs on Wall Street – a run-up that’s been dubbed the “Trump rally” — have helped prime Main Street America’s pocketbooks for more robust levels of holiday spending. The National Retail Federation estimates holiday sales will grow 3.7% from last year as shoppers dole out $630.05 billion. What’s more, this year shoppers will be more focused on hunting down the best online bargains. The NRF estimates about $105 billion of that total sum will be spent online – representing a 6% to 8% increase from 2015.
The decision was announced last week on the website of the Procurement Center for China’s Central Government, but not widely reported until today, when a story appeared from Xinhua, China’s state news agency. In an emailed statement, Microsoft said it would continue to work with the Central Government Procurement Center and other government agencies.
To continue publishing, Popbitch is asking readers for a small donation, by check, to its server fund. The site hopes to raise about $3,500 to cover a year’s hosting costs.
Echoed David Soebal, an attorney at the Electronic Privacy Information Center, “I don’t think anyone in the industry has been dragging their feet on that. There are certain real-world limitations on what can be done.”
Before we start, I want to tell you how PCMag is using Asana. When started to use it we said, “We’re going to roll it out slowly. We’re going to build small teams. We’re going to see who wants to use it, essentially let people onboard themselves.” After that, it spread through the staff. People wanted to be on the service. You don’t get that with a lot of business software products. How do you make that happen as the head of product?