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For Example, He Took A Picture Of A New IBook With A Thermographic Camera At A Friend’s Dental Lab

Sargent then reminded viewers it was not the first time there have been calls to boycott a movie in the “Star Wars” series.

“The unbending bow rotates rapidly, the upper wings one way and the lower wings the other way, these wings being arranged so that the horizontal percussions of the air neutralize each other, and the vertical percussions combine to raise the machine. It therefore rises and falls back afterward from its own weight.”

Dylan filled out a standard “change password” dialog by entering his old and new passwords. Then, rather than returning a “password successfully changed” message of some sort, the Aetna site spit out the error shown above – complete with Dylan’s old and new passwords in the URL.

The newest version of Opera – its name is still a secret – is slated to be released in February. Among the new features is the Trash Can, an oddly named but useful addition that acts as a sort of extended bookmark for stored history. The Trash Can also allows users to save a series of pages as a “session” and then reload that session later.

Apple CEO Tim Cook and Eric Schmidt, executive chairman of Google parent company Alphabet, were among those attending an afternoon of working groups on issues like technology infrastructure, cybersecurity and visas for foreign workers. Trump has spoken out against illegal immigration and signed an executive order banning travelers from six Muslim-majority countries, a source of tension with technology firms.

Earlier this week the World Science Fiction Society announced this year’s Hugo Award nominees (the Hugo is one of the most prestigious awards for excellence in the field of science fiction and fantasy writing)–and in a genre that has traditionally been dominated by men, 4 of this year’s 5 nominees are women.

Voters in minority neighborhoods in Houston, Texas, have received fliers purporting to come from a nonexistent political group – the Black Democratic Trust of Texas. The fliers tell voters not to vote a straight Democratic ticket – an option in some jurisdictions where voters can press one button on a voting machine and the machine automatically selects every candidate in the voter’s chosen party.

1. Large Hadron Collider Rap
Kate McAlpine and her friends filmed this amazingly informative song within the caverns of the Large Hadron Collider at CERN.

“On the book side, there’s an explosion in self-publishing now,” Gittins said. “The reason for that is that traditional publishers sadly don’t make markets for the vast majority of titles produced. They’re tending to be a big-hit business, with a lot of people and talent behind products that will sell in the tens or hundreds of thousands.”

For example, he took a picture of a new iBook with a thermographic camera at a friend’s dental lab. The photograph helped him design an external cooling fan that he added to the machine. To measure precisely the noise coming from the iMac’s fan, he rented a soundproof chamber.

June: I guess I’m on a plate tectonics kick … the last few Sea-Floor Sundays have shown bathymetric (sea-floor topography) images at a scale where big-scale tectonic features are evident (see Scotia Plate, regional context of Chaitén volcano, and Gulf of California).

“People think I’m one of the Raelians,” joked biologist Sean Morrison, honored for his work with cancer stem cells.

The New York Police Department has yet to identify the suspect, who quickly fled the scene in a white Ford (NYSE:F) van with unknown license plates.

But the selfie changes everything. Seeing the character actually taking the photograph reinforces that it’s something they’re doing – taking a break from shooting orcs with arrows and/or shooting police officers with sniper rifles to snap a quick pic of the scene, for posterity. But more than that, they’re taking a selfie. So they’re approaching their life-or-death battles with the approximate mentality of a teenage girl in her bathroom.

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And now, the camera. It has an 8 megapixel sensor, 3264 by 2448, backside illuminated, hybrid IR filter, 5 element lens, f/2.4 aperture. Its the same camera as in the 4S, but is 25 percent smaller, with some added new features: a dynamic low light mode that combines pixels to give you two f stops greater performance in low light, precision lens alignment, and a sapphire crystal lens cover.

“A stock exchange listing at some point in the future could be possible in order to support the continued strong growth of Rovio and its strategic targets. However, Rovio and its owners have not made any decisions regarding a possible IPO,” the company said.

Another major limiting factor, as we’ve seen, is that evolution tinkers with what came before, through a series of small changes. Sometimes this yields surprising results. Take whales, for instance. They are descended from animals that once lived on the land and still have features inherited from these land ancestors. For example, they have lungs even though they’d be better off with gills. Having lungs means whales can actually drown, which seems ridiculous for a sea creature.

To launch the story, the original issues are being uploaded at Kesel’s site, Mad Genius Comics. The story began with a five-page prologue that was posted on January 2. Three pages will be posted every Thursday and once all the original issues are online, the new material will begin.

Now all the USDS needs is to make sure the lobbyists and those allied with them can’t “right-size” it out of existence.

Paulson stared at the audience and let out a deep sigh. The crowd held its breath. And then she killed it. When she completed her talk, the crowd leapt to its feet. It was much better than a like button.

“What we’ve found is that most people in the world are using this information through Google’s mapping products, especially now they can make it available offline,” says Pfund. “What we’re trying to do is cater to the everyday people and Google usually looks at everybody, it doesn’t look at a specific group of professionals or other folks.”

When the FCC decided once again to classify broadband internet as a telecommunications service in 2015, the agency argued that the nature of broadband had changed significantly over the intervening decade. During the early years of broadband, providers also offered additional services, such as email and search, in addition to access to the internet. By 2015, the importance of these additional services had waned. Net neutrality advocates argue that the current FCC needs to justify the change, just as the Obama-era commission did in 2015, despite the Supreme Court’s decision in Brand X.

Yooka-Laylee, however, is on track to raise more than $25 million, according to Kicktraq, a website that analyzes funding periods, average pledges, and other data to estimate a project’s success. As of this writing, Yooka-Laylee—a product of Playtonic Games, a new outfit formed by former employees of Banjo-Kazooie studio Rare—has raised more than $670,000 after being live for only a few hours. At this rate it should well surpass Exploding Kittens‘ $2-million-in-24-hours record and scream past it by the end of its 46-day funding period, which happens to fall on the first day of this year’s E3.

The Starbase C3 Technical Manual is an e-book that offers back-story, character information and details on the starships and technologies that make up the C3 online universe.

In a nutshell, this is why I love Maker Faire NYC–which is coming to the New York Hall of Science in Corona, Queens on September 17 and 18. Part cosplay carnival, part social-political movement, part space-age craft fair (the New York Times described last year’s event as “Engineering Prowess meets Burning Man“), I guarantee you: there will be someone at Maker Faire who knows how to make a metal sword, as well as people who can teach me to:

On the negative side, and there is only one thing I could think of, should you run out of battery, the headphones cannot be used to listen to music without the noise canceling on. Therefore they’re not usable as passive non-powered headphones. This can become quite an annoyance during a long-haul flight for instance.

RealNetworks needed to make such a strategic change in order to keep pace with the explosion of interest in digital media, said Richard Doherty, director of research firm The Envisioneering Group in Seaford, New York.

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