The offers currently on the block for iPod owners include an astrology reading, a WoW account, guitar repair, 16 PlayStation games, or, for the budding Furries out there, two professional cartoon animal costumes.
Despite the recent—and not so recent—proliferation of alternatives, rumors of radio’s decline have been greatly exaggerated.
The book Hardware Hacking: Have Fun While Voiding Your Warranty packs 576 pages of detailed instructions that will show you how to re-engineer almost every inanimate object in your home or office. Already bored with all the presents you got for the holidays? Hack them into new-and-improved presents.
Because the region is so vast he’s got no shortage of material and is excited to keep exploring both the major cities and smaller towns that dot the nearly 2,000-mile border between the two countries.
I’m tired of it. I’m tired of people treating STIs like they’re some sort of judgment, a whole separate kind of illness. In fact, herpes and EBV have a lot in common:
Sony consolidates financial centers: Sony said it would consolidate its four global financial operations centers – Tokyo, New York, London and Singapore – into one in London to cut costs, increase efficiency and reduce global settlement risk.
WIRED: Varied exhibits, great displays for kids, space to accommodate large crowds.
Another entrant, Kelly Space, is preparing a spacecraft that will be towed and released by a 747. The company also has a $3 million contract from NASA to evaluate technologies for a second-generation reusable launch vehicle.
In the new trial, study volunteers will receive two 125 milligram doses of pure 3,4-methylenedioxymethamphetamine (MDMA) synthesized by a chemist at Purdue University. A control group will receive a placebo. Patients will take the medication on two separate occasions spaced three to five weeks apart, combined with talk therapy sessions. Patients will stay overnight at an unidentified clinic when they receive the drug.
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ChoicePoint spokesman Chuck Jones said Wednesday he couldn’t comment on whether the company disclosed the 2002 breach to the affected customers because he was not with ChoicePoint at that time. The company’s website showed no news releases in 2002 on the matter.
NebuAd pays ISPs to let it monitor their customers, watches where they go to build marketing profiles and then uses that intelligence to show targeted ads on other websites. The company’s controversial technology has already led the same lawmakers to all but force Charter Communications to cancel a proposed test of the technology.
“Davies was livid,” Ellison writes. “Assange got on the phone and explained, falsely, according to Davies, that ‘it was always part of the agreement that I would introduce television at this stage.’ Davies and Assange have not spoken since that afternoon.”
The rise of downloadable games and microtransactions actually presented similar problems for both of Nintendo’s competitors as the generation wore on. When the consoles were released, downloadable games were a novelty – the vast majority of game dollars were spent on $50-60 discs, and this could be supplemented with bite-sized game experiences available by download with electronic payment. “Xbox Live Arcade,” Microsoft’s name for its download service, was a literal moniker – the first titles were ports of ancient coin-op games like Frogger. To make sure that hard drive-less users could download any game they wanted, Microsoft forced all Xbox Live Arcade games to be less than 50 megabytes in size.
For example, Microsoft demonstrated today how developers can use the the popular open source command line interface Bash to manage a web project from a Windows desktop using the exact same commands they’d use on a Linux server.
Pokemon GO is Nintendo’s first venture into mobile gaming as the company had until recently been keen to protect its console business from cannibalisation.
The problem is not a lack of places to plug in: There are at least 20,000 stations in the US, and that number is quickly growing. But they’re no help unless they’re both easy to find and available. In my case, they were neither.
Wii U is really hurting for robust, original single-player adventures. I’d really like something that feels like a grand adventure that’s all my own that I can settle into for a while. Remakes and classic games and multiplayer party games are important, but there’s a big category – a pretty substantial one, I might add! – that’s almost getting ignored right now.
Those gambles paid off because Bravo, FX, and TNT all followed through swiftly to build on their initial hits. Likewise, AMC, which specializes in old movies, didn’t waste a minute after critics acclaimed the first season of its original show Mad Men: It began developing other dramas, knowing its newfound audience needed more reasons to stick around. Without moves like that, a rebranding effort can quickly give rise to skepticism. A&E spent big money to buy reruns of HBO’s The Sopranos because it wanted to be seen as the kind of network that would air a show like The Sopranos. But it’s not; it’s the kind of network that would air reruns of The Sopranos and take out the bad words.
Of course, this experiment is about more than something as simple as leadership of the free world. Rothschild is also interested in capitalism—specifically, how to design markets. One question is how the limits on the number of trades and individual investments in PredictIt might lead to different outcomes than Betfair, which has even more users and a very liquid market. For example, a trader so confident as to be willing to bet their net worth on Trump winning would be reined to a $850 on PredictIt.
There were also issues with the way the Andrew File System got along with the software. AFS rendered some Unix applications, like the mail delivery system Sendmail, unreliable. The computer’s applications “were not written in the expectation that basic file system operations or close system calls could fail,” wrote Nathaniel Borenstein, one of Andrew’s principle designers. And when they did fail, the programs couldn’t rebound.
Of course, in this scenario, you could also just Google your search, and then find the movie in iTunes, and it’d be just as fast.
The ad is being produced by an effects shop that worked on Firefly and Battlestar Galactica, and it’s edited and scored like a slick car commercial. Indeed, Cloud Imperium’s in-fiction commercials are crafted to play up the unique appeal of each vehicle, whether sporty, rugged, or sensible. “The feel for this Musashi Freelancer ad is meant to be very blue-collar, like an ad for a pickup truck,” Roberts says. “It needs a gruff voice-over, like Sam Elliot’s for the Dodge Ram or Denis Leary’s for the F-150.” (The team asked Leary to voice the spot but balked at his $100,000 fee.)
In the first of the incidents, all of which took place between June 2011 and last November, an unnamed aviator – referred to only as “Test Pilot C” – was preparing to land his J-15 at the main military flight test center in Xi’an in central China when a warning light flashed red, indicating a hydraulics leak.
The issues with sports underscore the problems with internet delivery of real-time video, such as games and breaking news. People don’t mind waiting for the long download times of evergreen content such as movies, which generally weigh between 1 and 1.5 GB, but they want higher definition. And getting weekly serial dramas the day after they air is painful only for the most impatient fans. But sports and breaking news lose their shelf life very quickly, and that means the only proper means of delivery is live streaming.
Maiffret said his company immediately deactivated the vulnerable software on all its computers, which can be done with nine mouse clicks using Outlook, until it could apply the repairs from Network Associates. The decision improved security but “makes it kind of a pain” to send encrypted e-mails, he said.
Windows Media is supported by 70 consumer electronics devices, and Microsoft is working with Intel to create an architecture for delivering audio and video over the yet-to-be released, high-speed 3G wireless network.
Facebook’s internet-based messaging apps — Messenger and WhatsApp — have been becoming increasingly important to Facebook’s business. And the social networking giant continued to rapidly execute on rolling out features for its messaging services during Q3, suggesting this trend will continue.
Economic costs in the hypothetical cloud provider attack dwarf the $8 billion global cost of the “WannaCry” ransomware attack in May, which spread to more than 100 countries, according to Cyence.
Time and again, the Pentagon – and the Air Force in particular – has assured the public that it’s taking its sexual-assault problem seriously. An estimated 19,000 rapes or sexual assaults occur annually in the military, although a fraction ever get reported. “If we don’t take steps to deal with it – if we don’t exercise better leadership to confront it – it’ll get worse,” former Defense Secretary Leon Panetta remarked in September.
Kim and his new partner, Bram van der Kolk, drummed up interest by sending out videos of Kim’s racing exploits, often by email. The problem was, the video attachments were too big, and the emails kept bouncing. Clearly, there had to be a better way to share large files online.
WikiLeaks, whose website is hosted primarily through a Swedish Internet service provider called PRQ.se, never reveals the sources of its documents, and in the case of the Apache video, Assange has said only that it came from someone who was angry about the military’s frequent use of the term “collateral damage.”
But apparently Harris doesn’t think he is part of that “we.” After he accused Klein of fomenting a “really indissoluble kind of tribalism” in the form of identity politics, and Klein replied that Harris exhibits his own form of tribalism, Harris said coolly, “I know I’m not thinking tribally in this respect.”