We plan to host another exhibit of work done by geoscientists, Geo sapiens II, later this year. In addition, we hope to coordinate similar shows at other sites across the country and possibly overseas at about the same time, and so we invite you to help with that effort and assist with the advertising and organization of geo-art shows in your neighborhood. If you are interested in participating and helping with an exhibit in your neighborhood, let me know and we’ll share ideas. I can say from personal experience that it’s a LOT of fun and not nearly as much work as it seems. And you get to meet a mess of people in your profession and have a few beers with them! What could be better than that?
The Transportation Security Administration argued that publicizing the rules would endanger national security and that passengers were informed of the rules. However, they did show the rule to the judges, who then publicized in the decision that, in fact, passengers are NOT required to show identification to enter an airport security checkpoint. Instead, they may opt not to show identification and instead undergo extra screening of their persons and belongings.
Of course, many (but not all) web browsers already resolve the correct site when you type just a company name in the address bar – but this is the search engine working under the hood making its best guess. Typing “Intel” into the address bar of the latest version of Firefox, for example, gets you straight to http://www.intel.com/. Ironically, typing in “Canon” takes you to a Google search page whose top choice was that company, but apparently the page is not strongly enough associated with the word to trigger a “Feeling Lucky” choice.
An effort to erase doubts about new ATM-style voting machines by backing up digital votes with paper records is gaining ground nationwide, as state officials heed warnings about security and potentially messy recounts.
Kogan has already testified in front of the UK Parliament, and on Tuesday, he’ll appear at a Senate hearing, too. When he does, he’ll have a different version of events to share than Rust. For starters, Kogan has claimed repeatedly that Stillwell and Kosinski’s methods for predicting people’s personalities and other traits weren’t actually all that effective. That argument is hard to square with the fact that Kogan sold these very methods to Cambridge Analytica. And yet, he’s not alone in making this claim. Other academics and political operatives familiar with Cambridge Analytica’s work have accused the company of selling snake oil.
“While the court merely declined to throw the case out at this early pleadings stage,” Lofrumento said, “we remain confident that we will prevail in this matter.”
These examples show that centuries of research on voting can, at long last, make a societal impact in the internet age. They demonstrate what science can do for democracy, albeit on a relatively small scale, for now. As more and more people discover the benefits of advanced voting systems, we will see more faith in the power of democratic decision-making in the short term, and perhaps, in the long term, a rethinking of the way political elections are conducted in this country and around the world.
Proponents of the law believe that shutting off access will eliminate the demand for such material, thereby putting website operators out of business.
The National Cyber Cop Committee set up by the industry will be advised by a group of 19 hackers, all between 14 and 19 years of age, based in larger cities, Dewang Mehta, president of the National Association of Software and Service Companies, told a news conference.
PrivacyChoice has analyzed more than a thousand of the most trafficked web sites to score them on a scale of 1 to 100 in their collection and use of personal data, as well as the collection and use practices of the third-party companies that they allow to track users on their sites.
Living Social is hardly alone. Shannon Callahan, a partner specializing in talent at Andreessen Horowitz, says onboarding has become a top priority throughout the venture capital firm’s portfolio. Callahan says that she began focusing on effective onboarding two years ago, after building up a recruiting program and finding that things were sometimes falling apart even after “closing the talent.”
This fresh and inventive partnership builds on Marriott Hotels & Resorts heritage as an innovative hospitality leader and of brilliantly hosted experiences, and WIRED’s role as the authority on how ideas and innovation are changing the world. In addition to live events, custom Marriott Hotel & Resorts print ads debuted in WIRED’s September issue, accompanied by online creative, tablet integration and social media support. Each ad reflects the depth of Marriott Hotels & Resorts’ more than 500 hotels worldwide, offering both business and leisure travel experiences.
Although Washington remains buried in snow, Congress will any day now pass the $154 billion Jobs for Main Street Act of 2010 (.pdf), which includes $27.1 billion for highways and other surface transportation and $8.4 billion for public transportation.. And later this month the DoT will announce who’s getting of TIGER grants out of the federal stimulus bill, which are expected to stress multimodal transportation links.
“My vote for vaporware of the year is … (drumroll please) … Warcraft III, not brought to us by Blizzard Studios,” said Steve McKoen. “They’ve been working on, and hyping, various Warcraft II sequels for years, and it seems like nothing is even close to shrink-wrap. Go into stealth mode, guys – you’re just pissing off your fan base.”
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Looking ahead, Samsung said its third quarter profit may take a hit from marketing expenses from its upcoming launch in its new Galaxy Note series smartphone.
When Swamp Hammer refused to talk on the phone, I ducked into DMs to chat further. When I asked why, they provided the answer to a question I hadn’t asked: “I TRUST NO ONE AFTER LEARNING THE GOVT CAN’T BE TRUSTED & MEDIA IS A CLOWN ACT!” When I relayed Swamp Hammer’s signs of life to Bhat, he said it was possible the account was run by a human, but the ability to DM doesn’t prove it. It could easily be one of many accounts using a tool like TweetDeck to allow a human behind the bot to spring to life when summoned by a DM. Indeed, the Indiana University researchers opted for a zero to 100 probability scale for their Botometer because bot activity often isn’t a binary “bot” or “not bot” distinction. “Botness is a spectrum,” explains Clayton Davis. “Someone could be a human, but use a scheduler to post tweets, so they’re kind of a bot.”
“We did not see a widespread or fast spread of this in the first 24 hours,” said Debby Fry Wilson, director of Microsoft’s Security Response Center. “Over the last 24 hours, we’ve see variance, where other hackers will take the work and try to unleash a variant of the worm. So the worm continues to take on different forms.”
Protest and protest actions like boycotting a product or company have a long history in the United States, but I’m not sure that such actions transfer well to the internet.
Prosecutors asserted in their motion that “the legality of high-frequency trading is not an issue here.”
IDEX, hosted every two years, is the “largest defense and security event in the Middle East and North African region,” according to the event’s website. It has grown steadily since the first arms show in 2005, now boasting 900 exhibitors from more than 50 countries.
Word of a potential investment in Michigan comes on the heels of Foxconn’s announcement that it will build a $10 billion factory in Wisconsin. The manufacturing facility, which will make LCD screens for computers, televisions and car dashboards, will create 3,000 jobs.
Stone returns to Twitter at a time when the company is doubling down in its efforts to boost user growth. He was one of the co-founders of Twitter along with Dorsey, Ev Williams and Noah Glass.
One of the benefits of allowing people to create their own word-of-mouth buzz is the unforeseen opportunities that arise.
The monks of Burma told Folk that the depressive episodes were the completely predictable result of his meditative work and that they would soon be over. He was on a well-worn path through 16 stages of insight, each one bringing him closer to enlightenment. They laid out a map of his inner voyage and told Folk precisely where he was. Folk followed their plan and, he says, eventually became enlightened.
As the 1980s came to an end, the haze began to lift. He released a solo album – Brian Wilson – in 1988 to generally good reviews. But slow sales compelled Sire Records to drop Wilson from the label, granting Wilson the independence he would need to take his music to the Internet.