“Most likely, sir,” Manisha replied. She muted the line so the customer couldn’t hear her yawn. It was too bad they didn’t allow coffee in the calling bay. “There is an average of three thousand train accidents per year, six percent of which are fatal, leading to an average of one thousand deaths annually. Statistically, it looks like you will join those numbers.”
“They’ve yet to understand we’re not marketing to them but to people who actually purchase software, instead of religiously create it. They may have made Linux, but we know how to make money with it, and we just can’t understand why they don’t care about that.”
The British online clothier, which generated massive attention for itself before quickly petering out into bankruptcy earlier this year, isn’t exactly the sort of business MBA students hold up as an example of how succeed in the dot-com world.
“We are not commenting on the search process except to say it’s ongoing,” spokeswoman Amy Weiss said.
This situation must change. People need to be able to exercise a little bit of self-help before plugging their data into web forms, and security professionals who happen upon vulnerabilities shouldn’t have to choose between leaving the system wide open to attack and prosecution.
“It was obviously a big disappointment not to reach orbit on this flight,” said Elon Musk, founder of SpaceX in a message to his staff. “On the plus side, the flight of our first stage, with the new Merlin 1C engine that will be used in Falcon 9, was picture perfect. Unfortunately, a problem occurred with stage separation, causing the stages to be held together.”
In short, Bitcoin is kind of like the internet, but for money.
The International Conference on Advances in Computer Entertainment Technology, a relatively niche academic symposium in its 15th year, is embroiled in a white-hot controversy over its keynote speaker: Steve Bannon, the former White House Chief Strategist and founding member of the right-wing publisher Breitbart News. According to the conference organizer, Bannon—who has no academic background in computer science or interactive design but whose policy ideas have been embraced by white nationalists—will give a speech about how he believes “economic nationalism” will allow for a higher number of minorities to get jobs in sectors like computer science and gaming. The conference, also known as ACE, is scheduled to take place at the University of Montana in December.
Microsoft said it cleaned the website and removed the dangerous code that unknown hackers had added earlier this week. A spokesman, Adam Sohn, said Microsoft was confident its English-language sites were not vulnerable to the same type of attack.
Our performance improvements include the usual best practice recommendations: CSS in the header, JS in the footer wherever possible, all files concatenated and minified wherever possible. We switched to request animation frame for scroll events to optimize repaint/reflow. We ruthlessly axed redundant third party analytics and consolidated the serving of advertising and marketing units. These cuts reduced our HTTP requests by more than 50 percent.
Over the past 30 years, EMC has built a $52 billion empire selling beefy hardware contraptions where the world’s businesses can store massive amounts of computer data, and Narayan Venkat works for one of the many upstarts intent on storming the gates. Traditionally, EMC’s storage technology is built with hundreds of good old fashioned computer hard disks, but Venkat’s company – a Silicon Valley outfit called Violin Memory – takes a different tack. It builds hefty storage devices using flash, the same super-fast storage tech that holds data and applications on your iPhone.
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Epcot: In some ways, Epcot is a confused place. First, there’s the half that’s all about inventions and the future, with some nice hands-on science play, and a couple rides. Mission to Space is a great experience, and don’t be afraid of doing the orange-team ride; Soarin’ is the same ride as Soarin’ over California Adventure, and great for young and old; Sadly, Test Track was closed for the summer. Then there’s the other half that’s all World Showcase, basically little pieces of the world recreated in Florida. This might be a harder sell for younger kids to keep interested in. Each country usually has one experience of cultural interest – either a movie, or a ride; then a restaurant, and a store with native products. There’s only so much food you can eat (though it’s all very good), and kids will get tired of shopping quickly. And some of the rides/experiences are clunky and a bit long in the tooth; the Norway boat ride could really stand to be updated or replaced.
GM: The characters of Safer and his sister Candy are homeschooled, which is not often seen in fiction. As a homeschooler, I thought you did a good job of showing what it’s really like. But I know there are not a lot of homeschooling families in New York City compared to upstate or the rest of the country. How did you decide to include that in your story?
CMP plans to still report on mobile technology, both online and in some of its other print publications such as Communications Convergence and Network, Raine said.
The takeaway science can be really cool. For instance, one of the winning videos uses sound waves to make droplets bounce on top of a water surface. The results look like highlights from an early-2000s screen saver. But when a bunch of these droplets start bouncing of each others’ waves, they mimic the wave-particle duality at the heart of quantum mechanics.
“What if the baby wants milk and the little girl doesn’t want to feed it at that time?” asked Byrne. “Maybe she wants to play dress up and go to the party.”
Writers should look for online script sites that list sale successes, and avoid sites that charge finder’s fees, said Le Baron. “Most of (these sites) don’t get consistent results for writers. Anyone can list connections. The real question is are the writers getting exposure, are they getting results?”
So Rutkowska flipped the game, this time in favor of the defenders. Four years ago her Warsaw-based firm, Invisible Things Lab, started developing its own operating system known as Qubes. The free open source OS lets users set up a collection of virtual machines on their PC, with a simple central interface to manage each quarantined system. Careful users can keep their personal online activities isolated in one virtual machine, for instance, while they do their work in another, and their banking in a third. (Rutkowska typically runs about 15.) Open a malicious email attachment or click on an infected website and the malware can’t break out of that one contaminated container.
12. Semaphore: The colophon on page 134 starts with “The extra snoozing we needed to boost our flagging spirits,” with the word “flagging” suggesting the flags of semaphore. Later in the colophon are times when the snooze button was hit: 6:15, 7:52, 1:37, 7:07, 10:37, 4:37, 6:22, 10:07, 12:45. If you imagine each time as a pair of hands on an analog clock face, it resembles one of the semaphore letters. In the order given, these letters spell the answer filling up.
The title of the installation refers to the seemingly infinite number of permutations in sight, sound and setting that can result from the randomly selected elements all interacting as they play back together. Eno refers to the creations as “visual music” – a fitting description since they reference the spontaneity of a live musical performance.
SAN FRANCISCO – Who was the biggest Mac eccentric at last week’s Macworld? There are a few contenders, but perhaps Taylor Barcroft takes the title: Barcroft has spent the last decade videotaping almost every keynote speech, press conference and booth presentation given at Macworld.
At first I was going a little crazy, thinking that First Second was going to make me go back and totally re-draw the entire first chapter, and that was going to be another two months of work. But they didn’t, and afterwards I really like it because it kind of shows this process of us learning to work with each other.
Less than 7 percent of U.S. museum collections are on exhibit at any given time, leaving the bulk of the nation’s artifacts to gather dust behind closed doors and glass cases, locked away from the public.
Microsoft will still be the overwhelmingly dominant maker of desktop PC software. Sun’s core business of selling servers will remain tough. And consumers will wonder what the fuss was all about.