Here’s what sucked. You don’t see the problems for the first hour, because you’re exploring a massive underground pathway that takes you through dank sewers and pitch-black caverns. You can’t see more than a few feet in front of your face, sometimes, so everything looks decent – not incredibly impressive, but fair enough.
Ferrari, F1’s most-loved team and the most recognizable automotive brand on Earth, rarely does concepts for its street cars. It certainly doesn’t do them for F1, where the secrecy surrounding new designs is so thick, it’d be stupid to broadcast your intentions. Yet earlier this week, Maranello released detailed renderings of the #ferrarif1concept on a mini-site, complete with a call for comments.
Kapela says the culprit doesn’t have to be one of the three entities in the attack scenario, but could actually be an outsider who simply seizes control of one of the systems and sends out the bogus announcement without the owner of the system knowing it. He imagines a scenario where an attacker gains physical access to a router belonging to one of the companies and installs a monitoring device to record data, then gains control of the router console to send out a bogus BGP announcement to redirect traffic through the router. If anyone discovers the redirect, the culprit would appear to be the company that owned the router.
Not all Beowulf clusters are supercomputers – a Beowulf cluster can be as simple as two computers linked together. And not all clusters run open-source software – Apple-powered clusters are an option that some Mac fans are exploring.
“It is kind of difficult to estimate our success rate. But we have had approximately 165 letters from people telling us that they met their spouse through our website.”
The U.S. Department of Homeland Security cited concerns about possible ties between unnamed Kaspersky officials and the Kremlin and Russian intelligence services. The department also noted that Russian law might compel Kaspersky to assist the government in espionage.
Microsoft has been rebranding itself under Nadella’s leadership, starting with initiatives that would have been unthinkable on Ballmer’s watch, such as releasing Microsoft Office for iPad and, even more radically, announcing a free version of Windows for devices with screens smaller than nine inches and open sourcing the bulk of its developer tools.
Browder: Oh yeah, it’s been a huge benefit for us. Thank God for the delay, really.
“These versions exist today,” he says
He’s emphasizing speed, HTML performance on Windows XP, per iBench. On the same XP machine:
In a recent essay, designer Frank Chimero pegged on this dynamic quality as the defining one of the screen, the medium we spend the most time with today. More than any particular aesthetic or visual style, he argues, what our digital displays really want is flux. In this light, moving typography is just one more way to give screens what they want.
Console makers are embracing the opportunity to treat their systems as platforms. An internet connection and a software platform enables manufacturers and third-party developers to keep adding to the capabilities of a device, without having to rush major hardware upgrades to market each year. In addition to supporting Netflix, Microsoft, Sony and Nintendo have each opened online stories to sell downloadable games and other multimedia.
“This decision was motivated by the fact that we believe there’s a large market for end-to-end solutions that can’t be satisfied by the competition product alone,” Goldbloom in a Quora post at the time.
A lack of reliable historical tornado data makes it difficult for scientists to offer solid answers. Plus? There’s this:
So Whitaker designed a site he called PharmacyValueDirect.com, a seemingly legitimate store that could operate as a Trojan horse for illegal drug peddlers. The investigators obtained a license from the Rhode Island Board of Pharmacy, sent their application to PharmacyChecker, and quickly received its seal of approval. The agents wanted to use PVD, as they called it, as a conduit for other blatantly shady drugstore sites and see if Google would rescind its approval once it was obvious that PVD was a front.
I arrived at Science Matters to catch the end of a speech given by Bill Nye the Science Guy. He spoke on why science matters to us all. I had hoped to add him to my geeky autograph book, but he seemed a bit overwhelmed and wasn’t doing autographs.
In the meantime, you can check out Monsters University’s excellent website that describes the school, its academics, and student life in great detail. I only wish I were going for longer: three days isn’t long enough for me to pledge at any of the fraternities, and I’ve heard really good things about Gamma Roar Roar (GRR).
The changes comes as IBM copes with 20 consecutive quarters of falling revenue and rising shareholder ire over Chief Executive Ginni Rometty’s pay package.
Those buttons are for people who use aggregators (sometimes called newsreaders or RSS readers). These programs are hybrids of a Web browser and an e-mail client, allowing Web users to peruse hundreds of information sources in one place. Instead of surfing dozens of sites for the latest news or blog postings, aggregators let people read headlines from those sources in one window.
Pozner said people began forwarding the column to friends in e-mail, asking that donations to Planned Parenthood be made in Bush’s name.
That open registration policy is a bit different from the procedure used for dot-com. Up until 1999, Network Solutions, once the sole registrar for dot-com addresses, didn’t allow registrations of obscene domains. Only a few registrants, who applied before the rules took effect, could have these domains.
What Happened: And you thought your boss was bad.
Where It Blew Up: Twitter
What Really Happened: On Thursday, it was reported that, after 12 years, Nancy Grace will be leaving HLN. A controversial figure whose legal commentary was both outspoken and often just ridiculous, Grace’s departure provoked headlines (and fond nostalgic reminiscing), but the best response was undoubtedly this Twitter rant from comedian and former Grace employee Mary Cella:
This movement of “unsolicited consultants” is raising accessibility awareness in the industry because many pro designers still do not understand the guidelines, Zeldman added.
At 2 MB in size, the software is a bare-bones offering. The only output settings are for “Better Compression” and “Better Quality” – no sliders or fine-tuning here. ShrinkMyTunes uses a patented algorithm to analyze each song, studying the different sonic elements to see where it can cut corners by removing redundant information or slightly smoothing out the finest details in the sound waves.
That revolution had begun in baseball—as Michael Lewis documented in his book Moneyball. But baseball is, relatively speaking, a pretty simple game from a statistical perspective. It centers on a clean sequence of one-on-one confrontations between a batter and a pitcher, and each play has a defined start and end point. (A statistician would call each of those plays a “state.”) Given that, and the wealth of play-by-play data available to researchers, you can do the math on any given situation in a game to predict the odds of the next event. If a team has a runner on first base with one out, there’s a 28 percent chance that team will score in that inning. And so on.
Computers on wheels. Once little more than engine and drivetrain in a metal chassis, cars have become the most technologically advanced products in our lives. From Apple CarPlay and Android Auto to vehicles with accident avoidance systems that can park themselves, our cars are well on the road to becoming autonomous … someday.
Internet newsgroups have been circulating news of the discovery for the past week, and in typical newsgroup style, users have pilloried Sony for deploying “hi-tech” copy protection that can be defeated by paying a visit to a stationery store.
Still, federal authorities conceded they were mostly helpless to prosecute Zuccarini until Congress passed the Amber Alert legislation in April.
Some years after his temporary brush with blindness, Aaron Rasmussen was studying at Boston University when he befriended a fellow undergrad named Michael T. Astolfi. The two clicked immediately, bonding over weekly poker nights and a shared love for all things gaming. Both had grown up surrounded by videogames; both had dabbled in programming.