Ten months ago in a federal courthouse in San Francisco, attorneys for the Electronic Frontier Foundation and the Justice Department sparred over whether the appeals court should overturn a lower court ruling that bucked the government’s attempt to have the suits thrown out on the grounds of national security. Federal district court judge Vaughn Walker – a libertarian-leaning Republican appointed by Bush, Sr. – originally ruled the suits could proceed – in part – because the government had plainly admitted that the warrantless wiretapping happened – and thus couldn’t be a total state secret.
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Yet after asking more than a dozen stylists and their clients, not one person had Bluetooth on his or her phone, although a few admired the “cat toy” I wanted to test it with. Ahem.
So did the disgruntled newsies who quickly discovered that by having Romenesko post their internal memos they could manipulate their bosses. Poynter had retitled Romenesko’s “one-man show,” as he calls his site, to remove the noxious word gossip. In short order, Bill Mitchell, the director of Poynter Online who first spotted Romenesko, said that his new star helped Poynter surpass the journalism reviews as the place where professionals get their “news about news.” The site soared to ever-greater prominence after 9/11, Romenesko says, and by “following little dramas in journalism, like the Jayson Blair scandal at the New York Times.” Ouch! It’s true that the late Gerald Boyd and I, then the top two editors at the Times, were among the first to get Romenesko’d out of our jobs. According to Roy Peter Clark, the senior scholar at the Poynter Institute, the verb form of Romenesko’s name quickly established itself as journalistic shorthand for getting zapped, often fatally, by unflattering publicity. I never really blamed the messenger. Since then, however, hard times have hit the newspaper business, and today, many editors are doing just that, grousing that Romenesko’s blog at poynter.org feeds gloom and doom in the nation’s newsrooms with its instantaneous reporting of layoffs, declining ad revenues, and fire-sale prices being paid for metropolitan dailies.
“It’s less dramatic than withdrawing the service from the whole of the Brazilian population,” he told Reuters by telephone.
Spanish researchers found that many species die off at oxygen levels well above what is now considered uninhabitable. The new study suggests that the extent of dead zones in coastal areas that support fishing industries is greater than previously known.
He might have seemed like a misfit, trying to fit in with the hip DNA crowd – if you didn’t know he was a world-renowned neurosurgeon, who invented a breakthrough brain surgery done through the nasal passages with no incisions necessary. He has performed over 3,000 of the surgeries. He is also director of the Institute for the Future, a think tank in Menlo Park, California.
The dump itself was just 3.4 gigabytes — mostly technical data that appears to provide a topography of HBO’s network and to list network-administrator passwords. It includes what appear to be draft scripts from five “Game of Thrones” episodes, including one upcoming episode, and a month’s worth of email apparently from the account of Leslie Cohen, HBO’s vice president for film programming.
The move comes at a time when Infosys and some of its Indian peers such as Tata Consultancy Services and Wipro Ltd have become political targets in the United States for allegedly displacing U.S. workers’ jobs by flying in foreigners on temporary visas to service their clients in the country.
Hyperlinking is what the Internet is all about. We are all already on “information overload.” Having to wade through the front page of some prima donna’s website, just to find one item from two years ago, is ridiculous. Several years ago, I was assembling a website for an artiste who was worried sick about people stealing his “art.” I plainly told him that if he wanted to retain ownership of his stuff, he dang sure doesn’t want to put it on the Internet.
That Thiel would support any Republican candidate is not all that surprising. In 2012, he was a major backer for Ron Paul, and last summer, he donated $2 million to Carly Fiorina’s Super PAC. In the techtopia of Silicon Valley, Thiel is certainly not alone in his libertarian beliefs.
It seems purely altruistic, but there’s a practical reason for Microsoft’s investment – the company is using the same tech to monitor the data centers which will power its new Windows Azure cloud computing platform. As the company builds the physical infrastructure for Azure, it’s also been installing sensors and feeding data into what it calls the Data Center Genome project. The sensors measure energy usage, heat and power distribution and efficiency within the warehouse-sized server complexes.
Amazon (NASDAQ:AMZN) chief Jeff Bezos, who traded barbs with Trump before the election, tweeted, “I for one give him my most open mind and wish him great success in his service to the country.” And when top execs from Apple, Alphabet, Microsoft, Amazon and Facebook later met at Trump Tower, Bezos said, “I’m super excited about the possibility that this could be the innovations administration.”
So Bilbo can’t just pick up some treasure that he likes and decide that it’s part of (or the entirety of) his share. Instead, as provided by yet another clause, he will be paid in gold or its equivalent, in correct weight or of good quality, respectively. And he can’t lay claim to any particular article of treasure. Indeed, the Dwarves could conceivably purchase gold from somewhere else and pay him with that. He’s not entitled to any part of the treasure itself as such.
Max was interested in port 5900 — the standard port for a VNC server. He set his machines sweeping through broad swaths of internet address space, sending to each a single 64-byte synchronization packet that would test whether port 5900 was open for service.
A group of 15 people from five countries set out to re-create Tolkien’s world with Lego bricks, and one man had the intense challenge of building Barad-dûr. This is how he did it.