*’Even as a technologist, you can see how fragile data is, relative to the old analog methods.’*The Paley Center (formerly the Museum of Television and Radio) is digitizing its massive archives, but it is also moving terabytes of information onto data tape, which uses a supercharged version of the magnetic tape in your moldering VCR cassettes – LTO-5 data tape, the current state of the art, can hold 1.5 terabytes of information. Because the Paley Center does not compress its files for quality purposes, it needs every bit of that storage power – it would take more than 17 standard DVDs to hold an hour of TV recorded to Paley’s standards.
The trick of 90° is that you only get a certain number of rotations to solve each level. Run out before you reach the end, and you lose. The beginning levels are fairly easy to solve, and only require a little more extra thinking to collect all the energy units. But on later levels, you’ll find yourself spinning in circles to get all the intermediate switches turned on. There are stations which can only be turned in one direction, or stations which require you to spin 270°, using three of your rotations at once. There are even stations which will self-destruct if you stay connected to them for too long.
None of the other factors typically affecting pedestrian deaths – such as population growth, yearly miles driven and walked in the United States – tracked the rise as closely as cellphone use.
Microsoft is once again locked in a battle of wills with hackers determined to find and exploit security holes in the company’s software. But this time the buggy code isn’t endangering users’ PCs – just their otherworldly alien fortresses.
“In some cases it does make sense for a woman to speak with her OB/GYN to check for red flags before she starts donor insemination,” Breneman said. “One of the dangers is that if you do have fertility problems, you may waste a great deal of time and money.”
What’s in the box?: It depends on what you want. If you are new to the game, you can get the Tatsurion vs. Razorkinder Battle Deck which provides two 40-card battle decks, nice deck boxes, and rules. There are also single-deck sets and booster packs.
“We take great pains to build into the product the ability to manage those warrants so you don’t accidentally target a user for longer than the warrant specifies,” Bannerman said. “However, once a user installs our product, it’s completely opaque to us if they actually type in a warrant.”
In 1990, then-President George H.W. Bush blocked the purchase of MAMCO Manufacturing Inc., a maker of aircraft parts, by a Chinese state-owned company.
“I think they’ll sell a few units, but I don’t see a groundswell of demand,” said Todd Chanko, an analyst with Jupiter Research. “It’s only been since Janet Jackson that the FCC has decided to start reminding parents they even have v-chips.”
“I created this program because they had all these excess machines coming in, and they were busting them up and putting them in the crusher,” he said.
The Mouse Mouse is merely the most eye-catching of more than 63,000 do-it-yourself projects detailed on Instructables. Others include a working flashlight housed in a Tic-Tac container, a mango-and-sticky-rice recipe that comes out shaped like sushi and directions for hacking a Coke machine. Along with Make magazine, organizer of the Maker Faire this weekend near San Francisco, Instructables is one hub of this loosely defined community, filled with slumming computer engineers, amateur home decorators, cooks, knitters, artists, electricians, mechanics and taxidermists. All they have in common is a need to share their contraptions with the world and to post detailed homemade instructions for others to copy.
Big Fish Games: In general, choose a particular skill that interests you the most, but be sure to gain as much exposure to the other areas of game development as you can. For example, if you’re studying programming, make sure to take classes in art and design. Try to be well-rounded because everything is connected.
Tobias said not all axial locks are vulnerable, depending on several factors such as the lock’s diameter (to match the pen) and the lock’s engineering tolerances. He claims to be a veteran lock-and-security consultant who has worked for lock manufacturers, government agencies and law enforcement.
After offering the free 1-GB e-mail service, the site had an influx of users from Asia, especially China and India. “We have big plans for China,” said Ehlis. “Big plans…. In China the reception is great. The Chinese love us. Even the name Spymac is great. It doesn’t mean anything in Chinese, like Yahoo.”
“The government’s theory is such a stretch,” he says. “The law is on our side, and I would expect a court of appeals to recognize that. … If the court of appeals overturns this and rules that terms-of-service violations are not a crime, then you don’t have to worry about [being prosecuted] anymore.”
Webjay regular Brett Singer, a New York theater producer and computer consultant, builds playlists in his spare time. He’s created more than 50 collections with titles like Song-a-Day, a list made up of songs he has chosen each day for the past two months. On March 28, he had a seaweed treatment, so he chose a song by the group Seaweed Soup. He picked a song called “Party Party” on the occasion of his kid’s birthday party.
In arguing that the statute needs to be revised, Kerr is calling on Congress to follow the Senate’s lead. The Senate Judiciary Committee recently approved an amendment to a pending bill that would limit the interpretation of exceeding authorized access under the CFAA. Per the amendment, it would ‘‘not include access in violation of a contractual obligation or agreement, such as an acceptable use policy or terms of service agreement, with an Internet service provider, Internet website, or non-government employer, if such violation constitutes the sole basis for determining that access to a protected computer is unauthorized.”
Get ready to pirate the pirates – legally. DIY indie documentary The Pirate Bay – Away From Keyboard (aka TPB AFK) premiered Friday at the Berlin International Film Festival, and quickly became available for viewing via YouTube, paid digital download, and, naturally, the torrent-based file-sharing site The Pirate Bay.
9. Dvorak conversions: In the article “How to Solve Puzzles” on page 30, a professor named “Dvora K. Klaviatura” is mentioned, along with a website that appears to originate from Belarus (the “.by” suffix). “Dvora K.” and the Russian word Klaviatura (meaning “keyboard”) suggest translating the Dvorak simplified keyboard letters “.by.pyacbm.by” into the corresponding characters on a regular QWERTY keyboard. This spells the answer entertainment.