Then there’s the analogue hobbyists: the birders, the sidewalk astronomers, the native-wildlife gardeners. Amateurs in the deepest sense of the word. Whatever their systems lack in technical sophistication, they more than make up for in enthusiasm and coordinated participation. For example, the Audubon’s Christmas Bird Count, which started in the year 1900, annually draws thousands of contributors over the course of the month-long event, with sightings numbering in the tens of millions. That data becomes essential to ornithology research. Throw in a smartphone and invite them to identify any species, all year long, and you’ve got iNaturalist, an easy-to-use digital interface that channels the enthusiasm into foundational ecology data. That’s just one of dozens of apps that are are turning your smartphone into the connected field journal of the 21st Century.
This corollary is the only theorem in the two middle papers whose proof is longer than a few lines — it fills nine pages. As Scholze read through them, he reached a point where he couldn’t follow the logic at all. Scholze, who was only 24 at the time, believed the proof was flawed. But he mostly stayed out of discussions about the papers, except when asked directly for his thoughts. After all, he thought, perhaps other mathematicians would find significant ideas in the paper that he had missed. Or, perhaps, they would eventually come to the same conclusion as he had. One way or the other, he thought, the mathematics community would surely be able to sort things out.
A great story was making its rounds among some of my Facebook friends over Labor Day weekend. A mystery Catholic school student who only goes by the username “Nekochan” went into a the Yahoo Answers website asking “Is it OK to run an illegal library from my locker at school?“. The education blog at Care2.com brought this saga to our attention this week, with great response and support in the comments section.
The victim stated that the two then drove to the Archer Hotel and entered a room, which police say they corroborated with surveillance footage and hotel records. Once in the room, the victim told investigators, she and Wilson engaged in sexual intercourse and oral sex, after which Wilson paid her $500. She said the two left the hotel and that Wilson dropped her off at a Whataburger the same night.
With the case of the missing oxygen solved, the Biosphere managers recruited a second team of biospherians. But that’s when things got weird outside the dome. All of the changes had put the Biosphere an estimated $20 million in debt. So Bass, the owner, hired Bannon—then a Wall Street investment banker a few years out of the Navy—to right the struggling bio-ship.
The new details emerged in local press reports from a Thursday bail hearing in Dublin, Ireland, where Marques, 28, is fighting extradition to America on charges that Freedom Hosting facilitated child pornography on a massive scale. He was denied bail today for the second time since his arrest in July.
WN: How has your work evolved since the early days of your self-titled debut?
Unit sales should rebound slightly as pent-up demand from the first half of the year goes toward the new versions of the Apple Watch. There is the Series 2 and also a more powerful Series 1. Apple decided to update the original Apple Watch with the same processor found in the Series 2. That original device — dubbed the Series 1 — may attract a lot of the unit sales at its new lower price of $269.
Stockstock sends the film clips to participants on a MiniDV videotape. Entrants transfer the footage to a computer and edit it using any video-editing software they like. When their creations are complete, they transfer the film back to tape and send it to Stockstock.
The idea behind the service is to watch for certain chatter in people’s posts and news feeds, like the phrase “happy birthday,” and offer them modestly priced birthday and congratulatory presents. Facebook could get even more aggressive given how much it knows about the tastes of its members’ friends and family. The company seemed to acknowledge as much in its quarterly earnings call earlier this month, when CEO Mark Zuckerberg told analysts “there’s an opportunity here to bring more commerce to Facebook over time, and Gifts is a logical first step.”
“Something is better than nothing, but if it’s strategically placed in the hands of groups who … want to change the situation … it goes miles,” said Aspen Brinton, a researcher for the Advocacy Project who wrote much of the site’s content and has been fighting for funding from the United Nations and private foundations.
Assuming the panel agrees with the initial case team’s conclusions, it could pave the way for the European Commission to issue a decision against Alphabet’s Google by the end of the year.
His Q&A panel consisted of him answering questions from fans, and there were a lot of fans.
As demand for cognitive enhancers increases, VC money is flooding the market. The supplement industry as a whole brings in $30 million a year, according to Cohen, and Silicon Valley appears to want to get in on it—VC firm Andreesen Horrowitz, for instance, invested $2 million in Nootrobox. All that money could fund research—but more immediately, it buys a slick website, which can do a lot to sell the promise of a brain boost.
If NETI is installed on enough machines with a broad-enough distribution, the data that’s being collected could even provide an early-warning detection system for worms and viruses, said Simpson.
With so much to be said about Darwin, Lasky does a good job of choosing which anecdotes to relate and how much detail to include about Darwin’s theories — she doesn’t just skim over things, but it’s not overwhelming, either. I appreciated the fact that she talked a little bit about Darwin’s beliefs (he believed in a Creator God, but not in Jesus) and talked about his disagreements with his father. I also just liked the way you get to know Darwin as a fascinating personality, rather than just the originator of his theories.
And the Android Market? The platform’s defining characteristics – that it’s far more open than Apple’s iOS and also much less polished – carry over to the shopping experience for its 250,000 apps. Just look at the bizarre pricing. $4.23? Really? I’m pretty sure you can barter there – Beautiful Widgets for 10 eggs.
“We paid 400 (million dollars) to Ireland, we paid 400 to the U.S. and we provisioned several billion dollars for the U.S. for payment as soon as we repatriate it and right now I forecast that repatriation to occur next year,” Cook said in comments broadcast by RTE.
“SCO needs to stop claiming that the standard Linux kernel violates its copyrights, or they need to lay the evidence for their claim on the table,” said LinuxTag’s Michael Kleinhenz. “SCO must not be allowed to damage its competitors by unsubstantiated claims, to intimidate their customers, and to inflict lasting damage on the reputation of GNU/Linux as an open platform.”
Thus far, a few volunteers and commercial sites have agreed to post the ad. Lacias, however, says it hasn’t turned out to be a cornerstone of the campaign.
Echoing Dell, Cisco, Intel and yes, Microsoft itself, the leaders of the Y2K tech boom, these new “five horsemen” have added more than $612 billion in value to the stock market this year. Their 2017 gains alone could buy the 85 smallest companies of the S&P 500.
The accounts shared plenty of real news articles, documenting injustices that legitimate news outlets also reported. But rather than linking, for instance, to the New York Daily News article about a woman who was allegedly raped by a police officer, the accounts linked directly to the Agency’s own websites, which repurposed the news as their own. These sites contained the kind of ad-tracking technology commercial marketers use to follow people who have visited their websites around the internet. Instead of more effectively selling visitors a new pair of boots, though, the objective was to feed their information to a Russia propaganda group. Some of the Agency’s websites also prompted visitors to subscribe or donate using their personally identifying information.
Mendel’s trip to Nigeria continued his five-year project Drowning World about flooding and climate change. He arrived in Bayelsa, the Nigerian state furthest downstream from the floods five weeks after their onset due to torrential rains, and photographed in towns such as Igobeni.
Courtright’s trial had been scheduled to start this Monday, but last week a federal judge ordered a continuance to give Courtright’s lawyer time to process the new charge. If convicted of producing child pornography, he faces a life sentence.