Adelson was among thousands of names flagged by Quicksilver, a software tool by San Francisco startup Primer designed to help Wikipedia editors fill in blind spots in the crowdsourced encyclopedia. Its underrepresentation of women in science is a particular target. The world’s fifth-most-visited website has a long-running problem with gender bias: Only 18 percent of its biographies are of women. Surveys estimate that between 84 and 90 percent of Wikipedia editors are male.
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Connolly chalks up W3C’s slow pace to the massive increase in scale for web development. Unlike the web of 1995 when the W3C was born, he says, billions of dollars now change hands through web technologies.
It’s nice to see Apple (or anyone for that matter) talking about HTML5 and mentioning more than just video. The site showcases HTML5 audio and canvas elements, as well as CSS 3 transitions and typography tools. It also has a nice photo gallery that looks and behaves just like former Apple designer Mike Matas’ amazing photo-gallery site.
“When this all began, the only caches around my home in upstate New York were the ones I placed, so it was kind of like finding your own Easter eggs,” Stone recalled. “But about four weeks after we got the ball rolling, a guy named ‘Gimpy’ placed a cache near where I live. Out the door I ran with GPS and daughter in tow. Hunting for hidden treasure makes you feel like a kid again.”
Ryan Spraetz helps run a Silicon startup that aims to remake the future of online business, but he describes it with a metaphor that dates to the 16th century.
For so long, the prevailing narrative held that the digital revolution would completely upend books and bookstores—especially with the introduction of the Kindle in 2007 and the iPad in 2010. Just yesterday, Amazon announced the Kindle Oasis, which looks to be another successful e-reader for the company. But the digital transformation of the book industry has been markedly different from the transformation of other media industries.
Walter White certainly would have appreciated this idea during the most recent episode of Breaking Bad. And Sheldrick believes it can serve a very real need not only in less developed parts of the world – places where your destination is unlikely to have a street address or a postal code – but also in first world countries like the U.S. and his native Britain.
So: did the tardigrades live? Did they die? Did they come back in lethal form, ready to take revenge on the wimpy giants who keep sticking them in boiling water and vacuum tubes? We’ll find out soon. Their spacecraft returned today, and the data will be analyzed in coming months.
The first evidence pointing to Wright appeared in mid-November, when an anonymous source close to Wright began leaking documents to Gwern Branwen, a pseudonymous, independent security researcher and dark web analyst. Branwen provided those documents to WIRED, and they immediately led to several direct, publicly visible connections between Nakamoto and Wright:
Sure, you’ll need something to replace the Wii’s included “sensor bar” – which is actually just a strip of infrared LEDs – set up near your computer monitor. You could put your Wii next to the computer and use its built-in bar, but why bother when hackers have shown that anything from candles to Christmas lights can perform the same function?
MOSCOW – A Russian website that lets visitors download albums for less than $1 is a smash hit with music fans – but not with U.S. trade and music industry officials.
Pfizer spokesman Daniel Watts confirmed Friday that the drugmaker was in discussions with the FDA about adding a disclosure to Viagra’s label to say that in rare cases, men taking Viagra had developed blindness. However, he said there is no proof that Viagra caused the blindness. He said that men who take Viagra often have high blood pressure and high cholesterol, which are also associated with the conditions that can cause blindness.
Cerqua, his wife, Kathy, and his mother-in-law, Sally Rosenwinkel, were returning from a trip to the Salt River Canyon in the northeastern corridor of the state. They took a shortcut on a remote road where their car got stuck in mud.