Search queries will now generate a group of results called “snapshots” – editorial content and relevant information for a wide range of topics including local movie show times, sports statistics and current events. It will include options to find a flight or a restaurant.
Google’s motives aren’t entirely altruistic. The Mountain View, California-based company wants to stock its search engine with unique material to give people more reasons to visit its website, the hub of an advertising network that generates most of its profits.
As regional authorities run out of available IP addresses, their clients will too. That means ISPs and companies will have difficulty assigning unique IP addresses to their customers, employees and servers as soon as this year, starting in Asia.
Hicks: You’re not the first person to ask that, so I’m glad there’s a demand! Well, maybe the book will sell well and stay in print and in 50 years we’ll get a special edition version delivered directly to our brains via Skynet, or something.
Comic books, sci-fi and pop culture in general influence the bold designs (pictured above), 11 of which were plucked from 15,000 online submissions.
When it comes to IT technologies, the equities issue should be a no-brainer. The good uses of our common hardware, software, operating systems, network protocols, and everything else vastly outweigh the bad uses. It’s time that the government used its immense knowledge and experience, as well as its buying power, to improve cybersecurity for all of us.
Kottke thinks, however, that perhaps the Memespread Project’s success was a one-time thing, despite his wish to see different variations of the experiment.
Finally, Shout Factory will be unveiling details of their special 20th anniversary MST3K DVD release. The box set will include multiple episodes, but legal clearance issues prevented Shout Factory from announcing which episodes will be available so far.
On January 14, 2012, apparently fed up with the ingratitude of Silk Road buyers, digitalink wrote testily: “I have been burned 4 times, robbed once and put up with Silk Road drama and all the trolls on the boards. We put our freedom on the line to bring you our products. You know, I have a family, children and I’m not a pixel.”
I stumbled across the website while researching a feature about galactic panspermia – the possibility of microbial life suffusing space, growing inside comets and plunging planetward on meteorites. (Maybe I should have asked them to write it for me. Or maybe not: the site warns, “We don’t do school homework.”)
Image: Courtesy of alh1, a mat of heat-loving bacteria. *
That point was reinforced by the sudden closure of the ambitious and well-curated FilmStruck, which featured Warner Bros. classics and arthouse flicks from Criterion Collection. FilmStruck’s demise made clear just how ephemeral streaming is: If your favorites aren’t on your shelves, there’s a chance they could disappear on short notice. “There are movies that I want to watch, or share with others, and increasingly they’re not there when I try to find them on Amazon Prime or Hulu,” says Killebrew. “Having a physical copy is my back-up.”
Thanks to Matthew and Larry for their time. The kids in my home are enjoying *Benjamin Franklinstein Meets the Fright Brothers *and yours probably will too. Check it out on Amazon here.
As before, they way section B is worded, it’s not clear “people” means everyone on the internet, not the list of people up in section A.