GFS Was So Successful, It Soon Reinvented The Rest Of The Web

Many of those younger than me (10–16 years old) who I’ve talked to about this matter don’t even have a Facebook — Instagram is all that they need.

The 2007 Toyota Prius remains a good bargain when compared to a similarly equipped 2007 Toyota Camry – it takes just 1.2 years to break even.

GFS was so successful, it soon reinvented the rest of the web. After Google released research papers describing GFS and a sister software platform called MapReduce – the piece that crunches the data – Yahoo, Facebook, and others built their own version of the Google foundation. It was called Hadoop, and this open source platform is now driving a revolution across the world of business software as well.

“It’s as if we don’t care about the big things – that is, people purchasing public offices. But we obsess over the little things – that is, people buying votes.”

That sentiment should make YouTube attractive to campaigns. The new company lets people share videos through the web. Each day, 6 million people watch more than 40 million videos on YouTube or through e-mail or posts to other sites, says Julie Supan, marketing director for YouTube.

Alongside these changes, Google also overhauled the Chrome Web Store. The design has been greatly simplified with a design that feels more application-like. The main content area displays a grid of installable extensions, applications, and themes. It will dynamically load more as you scroll down. A sidebar on the left lets you search or filter by category, while a navigation bar at the top shows bread crumbs indicating your current location in the navigation hierarchy.

The e-mail contained all of the information that was posted on the WikiLeaks website and indicated that the hackers destroyed all the files, including backup files and databases, on Irving’s web sites and

“I don’t care about people’s emotions. What we’re trying to do is provide people an understanding of where the race is,” Enten says. “I’m a big believer in ‘let the numbers lie where they lie.'”

Most of the time, Friedman shoots the sun from his backyard. “I think that is a real fascination with my work,” he said in an e-mail to “With all the wonderful satellites and missions out there taking close-up images of our solar system neighbors … it is still possible to do it yourself and even come up with something magical now and again.”

For less than $200, Frueh has created a garden automation system called GardenBot that uses open source hardware (such as the Arduino) to monitor humidity, temperature and soil conditions. The data is then poured into charts so you can view the world as the plants see it, he says.

Tesla’s stock tumbled 7.2% on Wednesday, and shares dropped another 4.1% at $313.78 in Thursday trading. The selloff comes on the heels of an all-time high of $386.99 recorded in June.

I was lucky enough to see the space shuttle pull into its berth purely by chance. I was in New York for the day attending BookExpo America at the Javits Center, a convention hall only a few blocks from the Intrepid. I happened to take a break from the exhibitor’s hall just as a TV screen tuned to a local news station was showing video of the Enterprise making its way upriver. I dashed out of the Javits and down to the water’s edge, where I joined the festive crowds watching the historic event. As it happened, I was also passing through upstate Waterford, New York just as three Cold War era aircraft that had to be moved to make room for the Enterprise were being carried by barge on the canal to their new home, the Empire State Aerosciences Museum in Glenville. Sadly, that time my luck wasn’t so great, because I didn’t find out why people were lined up along the bridges and riverbanks as I drove through town until I got home that night and turned on the news.

Aaron Sherman and Jesse Jordan of Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, Daniel Peng of Princeton University and Joseph Nievelt of Michigan Technological University agreed to pay the Recording Industry Association of America between $12,000 and $17,500 apiece after they were accused of running Napster-like sites on their school networks.

It gave me so much confidence that the next day, I blithely went on to bake a whole wheat loaf without realizing this should have been done using mostly bread flour and a bit of whole-wheat flour, which helps keep the loaf from becoming too dense. Nevertheless, it created a flattish loaf that tasted pretty darn good.

Yes, to the surprise of many—including, probably, Rowling herself, who’s been unusually quiet on her Twitter feed this week—fans were deeply upset by the way in which Rowling dealt with Native Americans in the series.

Metagramme images look nothing like the originals. The averaging them into a composite image yields a blurry effect, and the final result looks more like a painting than a photograph.

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Brod said Confide’s mission is to restore the privacy of conversations to the level experienced during the pre-digital era.

The town of Cuitzeo holds a big festival on Oct. 16, the same day that SirCam is programmed to virtually roll the dice on any infected computers. That day, SirCam will generate a random number that has a 1-in-20 chance of forcing the infected machine to delete all the files on its hard drive. Weierman could not comment on ongoing investigations, but said the NIPC is studying all reports on both of the worms’ contents carefully.

In many ways, all of the Hubble observations are interesting, but here is a list of some of the standouts in the coming week. A more complete list can be found at the Space Telescope Science Institute (STScI) This Week On HST Website.

In either an ironic or intentional bit of timing, +1 comes the same day that Google settled an FTC complaint over Buzz, its Twitter-like service that ran into a buzz saw of complaints over how information from Gmail easily became public on a Google profile for those who didn’t take the time to read the sign-up prompts. According to the settlement, Google will have an outside privacy audit biennially for the next 20 years, and won’t use personal data it collected for one purpose for another without permission.

They did say it in Jammie Thomas’s recent trial, but when called on that testimony in a public forum, RIAA president Cary Sherman conveniently says the Sony executive “misspoke.” By that point the $222,000 damage had been done and Sherman was free to say anything he wanted on NPR.

Carland, leader of North Carolina creative group The Obsidian Collective, is seeking distribution for the project through the Sol website.

What may well be the largest and most powerful storm ever recorded — Typhoon Haiyan — is currently hitting the Philippines. But when disaster strikes, the internet can spring into action.

But it wasn’t until the 1990s that clear descendants of the genre emerged. Matthias Müller’s Home Stories (1990) reused scenes from 1950s- and 1960s-era Hollywood melodramas, filmed directly from the TV set, to show actresses in near-identical states of distress.

Find the Dork Tower webcomic archives, DT printed collections, more cool comics, awesome games and a whole lot more at the Dork Tower Website.

The company has regained some of its market share, but the efforts took a hit last month after it announced it was recalling some ice cream products after finding chocolate chip cookie dough from a third-party supplier — Iowa-based Aspen Hills Inc. — that was potentially contaminated with listeria.

The Poor Clare nuns, a cloistered order living at a closed monastery in Galway, Ireland, is reaching out to the outside world for the first time – online. The nuns, who take vows of chastity, poverty and obedience, usually only communicate with others, including family members, through iron bars. They hope their new website will provide comfort to those in need of spiritual help. “Much of the stress that many people experience nowadays comes from the fact that they neglect to nourish their souls,” the site reads. Its launch coincides with the 750th anniversary of the death of St. Clare of Assisi, the founder of the order who is also the patron saint of television.

Racing stripes don’t make you faster. If you doubt that, consider this: The DJI Phantom 4 is the first drone in the popular Phantom series without stripes, and it’s the fastest one yet. Better battery life, fancy new automated flight modes, and a slicker design only sweeten the appeal of a drone that comes with its own pair of eyeballs.

090728-F-8155K-390.jpgMirror mirror on the wall, who’s the biggest arms dealer of them all? It’s not even close. Beating out Russia and France, the United States once again is ranked first for worldwide arms sales, and it’s fast expanding its lead, according to a new report by the Congressional Research Service.

“There’s been a delay in the delivery for some reason, and we don’t know what that is,” the GAO’s Finedore said. “We’re asking the schools and libraries program (USAC) to look into this.”

“I love the idea of being able to do a kind of unobtrusive broadcast page,” he says. “Being able to whisper to everybody in building 19 that has their headset on right now: ‘By the way there will be a fire alarm in about two minutes. Just disregard; we’re testing.'”

After that, Greaves started thinking about how the Internet is in many ways a secondhand cemetery, housing millions of social media profiles created by people who have passed off this mortal coil but left their Twitter, Facebook, and Tumblr accounts active. That dovetailed with discomfiting memories of being a kid in the early ’90s and seeing his older sister spend hours in AOL chat rooms without ever knowing what what her chatmates looked like—for all she knew, she could have been chatting with, as Greaves puts it, “dirty 40-year-old men.” The inherent creepiness of anonymity, its potential for malevolence, always stuck with him.

MF: Two stick out in my mind from when I was a kid: Where the Wild Things Are, primarily when Max’s room turns into a forest. It just blew me away when I saw that the first time. And Blueberries for Sal by Robert McCloskey, I just love that book. I loved everything about that book, and I still love that book.

Thousands of people have signed up to call their congressional representatives Tuesday to protest the Induce Act, a controversial copyright bill that many fear would undermine the legal protections that allow consumers to make personal copies of music or movies they’ve bought.

You can have too much of a good thing, as the Oregon man whose record digitizing project we covered on Tuesday discovered.

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