All told, Corbin Motors delivered 289 cars before it all went bad. Another 75 were in various stages of completion. But even as the company was crashing and burning, people were lining up for cars. Wells finally got his first Sparrow in 2004.
Ultimately, Squire sees her work as a type of “fusion center”—a government term for a data center that integrates intelligence from different agencies—for groups combating white nationalism. And she admits that she is outsourcing some of the ethical complexities of her work by handing her data off to a variety of actors. “But it’s the same as how Facebook is hypocritical in claiming to be ‘just a platform’ and not taking responsibility for hate. Every time we invent a technology to solve a problem, it introduces a bunch more problems. At least I’m attentive to the problems I’ve caused.” Squire sees herself as having to make difficult choices inside a system where old guidelines have been upended by the seismic powers of the internet. White nationalists can be tracked and followed, and therefore she believes she has a moral obligation to do so. As long as law enforcement keeps “missing” threats like James Alex Fields, she says, “I don’t have any moral quandaries about this. I know I’m following rules and ethics that I can stand up for.”
A California startup is testing a fleet of delivery drones in the hope of deploying them to deliver blood in rural Rwanda.
Many bloggers who settled are mulling their legal options.
The speed of cyberattacks has also accelerated dramatically, with a shrinking window of opportunity for patching systems after a vulnerability is announced.
Have you ever thought you could do a better job writing the laws of our country than those jokers on Capitol Hill? Or have you at least felt the urge to scratch a few lines out of a bill and replace them with something else? Here’s your chance.
“It’s very tragic any time there’s a fatal crash involving any automobile and I think it’s important that we go back and take a look and make corrections,” Reese told host Liz Claman.
Sten, firstly tell us how you came up with the idea of Futurospective? Well, I’d recently quit my job to start my own business and, to be honest, it was a bit of an emotional rollercoaster, so I thought that maybe I could tackle the whole confidence issue in a new way, and encourage myself “from the future.” It does sound a bit weird saying that, but it worked.
Or, to put Harris’s fallacy in a form that he would definitely recognize: Religion can’t be a cause of terrorism, because the world is full of religious people who aren’t terrorists.
Apple Inc made a similar argument earlier this year when it refused to create a special program to break into an encrypted iPhone used in the 2015 San Bernardino massacre. The FBI dropped the case after it unlocked the phone with the help of a third party, so no precedent was set.
Many gamers felt Blizzard’s ban was far too lenient. Suspended players will still be able to play private games on Battle.net, Blizzard’s online gaming platform. And they’ll still be able to use the single-player version of the game.
Should you choose to walk down this dark and existentially fraught path, “How You Will Die” is straightforward: Enter your data and watch a grid of gray dots flicker to life and start turning colors. Like a macabre game of Candy Crush, the colored dots are coded to represent all the ways someone in your demographic can die. The chart automatically ticks upward by age, so if you start at, say, 28, you’ll see how you could likely kick the bucket at 28, then 29, then 30, and so on. The older you are, the more dots turn to color. A histogram alongside the grid of dots lists 15 categorical causes of death Yau culled from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention database from 1999 to 2014. The graph’s bars are color-coded to correspond with the dots; as the age ticker increases, these bars, too, flutter to life, displaying, at various ages, the percentage of likelihood that you will succumb to genitourinary complications, respiratory illness, or some other accident or ailment.
Developers can hack the government’s code too. The Office of Management and Budget has released a set of open-source tools – also available via GitHub – that help federal agencies publish open, computer-readable, application program interfaces to their data. The government has been gradually storing more and more code on GitHub over the past four years.
The institute studies “robotherapy,” which its website defines as the use of person-to-person interactions “to create new positive experiences.” Libin is studying the mood-altering effects Max has on seniors with dementia.
In 2002, the CIA removed cookies it had inadvertently placed at one of its sites after Brandt called it to the agency’s attention.
“Warner Bros. Pictures is usually none too fond of leaks, especially if a film gets out before it premieres in theater,” he wrote. “However, today’s leak may actually benefit the movie and boost theater attendance, as long as the full version doesn’t leak out too. If the first half-hour is compelling enough, people will have to go to the theater and pay for a ticket to see the rest. It may be going a little bit too far to suggest that Warner Bros. leaked the film intentionally, but from a business perspective it might make sense.”
Close behind were the 20 percent of users who allow “others to download music or video files from their computers” and 17 percent who have “posted written material on websites.” Also, 10 percent had posted to newsgroups, 7 percent had contributed to the websites of organizations they belong to – such as church or professional groups – and 6 percent had posted artwork online.
“The fact people pay speaks more people’s average techno-illiteracy/laziness about how to change a link address in their browser than anything else.”
The 68th annual Emmy Awards air Sunday, Sept. 18, on ABC and will be hosted by comedian Jimmy Kimmel.
TED is of course most famous for its TED Talks, which usually host accomplished speakers such as Bill Gates, Billy Graham, or Nobel Prize winners from various fields; the conference’s videos have more than a billion combined views. Now, after 26 years, the organization has a new project that turns its speaker tradition on its head: TED is teaming with Audible, the podcasts and audiobook company, to produce audio content for TED. The twist: The presenter will be completely anonymous.