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In The Months After Kok’s Death, Dutch Police Hunted Down Leads On His Killer, And In March Crimesite Reported The Arrest Of A Man Identified As Zakaria A

So AEI’s $10,000 bribe should come as no surprise. Nor should the notion that the think tank could be carrying water for an administration known to outsource nasty jobs. ExxonMobil is not only AEI’s sugardaddy but also one of Bush’s major backers and the same company that a separate UCS report last month claimed had adopted Big Tobacco’s disinformation tactics and “funneled nearly $16 million between 1998 and 2005 to a network of 43 advocacy organizations that seek to confuse the public on global warming science.”

In the months after Kok’s death, Dutch police hunted down leads on his killer, and in March Crimesite reported the arrest of a man identified as Zakaria A. (Another suspect was arrested a few weeks later.) Bloggers cranked into gear. Some of the crime blogs suggested that the hit might have been ordered by a Moroccan crime boss named Redouan Taghi, but most didn’t speculate on the motives.

When I pointed out the numerous typos and misspellings on the site, which do not make for a good first impression, I could almost hear him fidgeting through the phone. With all the focus on the backend, they haven’t been able to give much thought to the front end until now. He promises to try to have the site copyedited before launch. Meanwhile, “everything is still in beta,” he says.

In 2000, ACE introduced eight week-long “girls-only” computer camps in an effort to encourage more girls to pursue careers in computing.

There are also potential applications for blockchains in the seemingly boring world of corporate compliance. After all, storing records in an immutable ledger is a pretty good way to assure auditors that those records haven’t been tampered with. This might be good for more than just catching embezzlers or tax cheats. Walmart, for example, is experimenting with using using the blockchain to track its supply chain, which could help it trace the source of food contaminates.

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Although Swarthmore administrators ordered students to take down the memos, Dean Robert Gross said he supported the students’ actions.

Ryan Brown is a two-time NCAA champion in the 800 meter race and represented the United States at the 2009 World Championships. When Brown decided to go pro in 2008, it wasn’t because of a fat contract.

Tsutaya Online sold out their allocations in six minutes. Brick-and-mortar seller Geo said they sold out of preorders in two or three days. But word on the street is they might not actually be able to guarantee those preorders on day one.

I understand the need to move cautiously when you’re creating a structure that will direct internet service providers to block content at the domain level. That’s why last year when we passed this, I tried to tighten the definition of who could be targeted under the bill, the sites whose central purpose was to infringe, and hopefully that would do the job of motivating domains to get rid of those sites. This has worked very well on child pornography.

I can’t say whether or not Sabu believes — or ever believed — this statement. We do know that Sabu was uniquely charismatic, a skill he put to good use both towards and, ultimately, against the aims of Anonymous.

“What the Patriot Act allows us to do is to go to the FISA court and seek a warrant from a judge to monitor the Internet usage of the target of an investigation,” he said. “It doesn’t authorize the FBI to just go to the Internet and look at who’s looking at what.”

In an interview with Threat Level, Skumanick defended his actions, and said he offered the agreement in an attempt to avoid prosecution while still teaching the teens a lesson.

Every night, 17 video cameras scattered across the United States scan the skies for meteors. Each one sits in a sturdy white cylindrical tube for protection, sealed off by a clear dome lens that gives a clear view in all directions. “Every fireball lives only once,” says Bill Cook, the head of NASA’s Meteoroid Environment Office in Huntsville, Alabama. But this network of cameras makes them immortal.

“We are constantly monitoring our systems with the latest available intelligence and tools,”Times spokeswoman Eileen Murphy told the newspaper. “We have seen no evidence that any of our internal systems, including our systems in the Moscow bureau, have been breached or compromised.”

The 11-incher has a less-powerful quad-core chip, but it’s lighter at 2.9 pounds (instead of the 3.5 pounds for the 13er) and much cheaper, starting at $530. Both will ship this winter — the 11-inch in late January and the 13-inch a few weeks later — and both will be available through Best Buy.

That’s what writer Nick Bilton argues in his new book I Live in the Future and Here’s How It Works. A seasoned technologist and lead writer at The New York Times, Bilton underscores all the major web-based media — from digital books to porn, and from social networking to videogames — that are trickling into our everyday lives so seamlessly that they’re blending together into a rich storytelling experience.

That’s not a problem that can be resolved with an upcoming software update to correct the way the iPhone 4 displays signal strength, as Apple has promised.

The “Geek” search result revealed an amazing collection, from Star Wars themes to Space Invaders and of course (to me) the best for the end, Lego.

While the short-term effect of Intel’s announcement will mean little to the average consumer, in the long run, the TBB tools could enable developers to offer more applications with multi-core support — which means better performance for users.

“It’s so great. It’s hyper-liquid,” said Rosedale. “When you reduce trade borders you get faster development…. If you’re a casual player of an online game, say, Star Wars Galaxies, you’re not going to go on eBay and make a bid. I mean, that’s lame. You go on Gaming Open Market, and it’s done.”

Biotechs attract PhDs and pay them well. A drug or diagnostic that makes it to market can rake in billions. Biotech might be risky for the individual investor, but drugs can take $600 million and up to 12 years to get to market, making biotech a long-term, high-quality business for a state to host. And with the biodefense budget raised to $6 billion following the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks, biotech is an attractive industry for any state.

Not everyone will hear “well-known experimental poet” and think “fun kid’s activity!”–or if they do, it’ll be to think, “that’s not poetry: my kid could do this.” But the new Edwin Morgan Archive might change that. After all, what GeekKid wouldn’t love “The Loch Ness Monster’s Song“?:

Perhaps the most common praise given to the The Hunger Site was how easy it was for people to benefit a charity.

Facebook says it’s not working on any third-party ad system, and right now, it doesn’t need to. It’s flush with cash from investors, who’ve poured hundreds of millions into the company, without Zuckerberg losing control. It can bide its time, making Facebook even more central to the internet, building more relationships with top advertisers and convincing more sites to turn over their login systems to Facebook.

Climate change, gun control, Social Security, and campaign finance reform—oh, and that hot mic thing—are likely topics of the Presidential debate, scheduled to take place Sunday, October 9 at Washington University in St. Louis, Missouri. We’ll be live-fact-checking it starting at 8pm ET, making sure that when the candidates discuss WIRED topics, they’re getting it right.

A company called Tracer Imaging announced that it’s open for business here at 6Sight, a digital imaging industry conference.

Since anyone around the world can read allegedly defamatory material on the Internet, can the litigious floodgates be opened? And how many mitigating factors – such as ISP registration details or fundraising activities – does it take to tip the scales one way or the other?

When reading a document on the Scribd website, readers can now click a “send to device” button that will pop up a menu of possible devices. Select the Kindle, for instance, and Scribd will ask for your Kindle’s email address, and will then send a Kindle-formatted document to that address. For smartphones like the iPhone, Scribd will ask for a phone number; it then texts the URL of a web-accessible PDF file to the phone.

“What we found, specifically, was that users who did return had lower levels of activity and smaller networks,” J.M. Berger, a fellow at the Program on Extremism, said in an email. “Twitter has also changed its terms of service to make it hard to come back, for instance by eliminating a loophole that previously let users create accounts without a verified phone numbers or email.”

Packet Storm features links to security news, bulletins and tips – but is perhaps best known for its uncensored archive of live exploit code. Researchers study the code to learn how to guard against intrusions, while unskilled would-be hackers use it to break into computers that haven’t been secured properly.

RealClearPolitics national political reporter Caitlin Huey-Burns, market strategist Kevin Kelly and The Wall Street Global Economics Editor Jon Hilsenrath on Google firing an employee over a memo he wrote criticizing the company’s diversity policy and the future of Uber’s corporate leadership.

This may come as a shock to those of us who still associate homeschooling with fundamentalists eager to shelter their kids from the evils of the secular state. But it turns out that homeschooling has grown more mainstream over the last few years. According to the most recent statistics, the share of school-age kids who were homeschooled doubled between 1999 and 2012, from 1.7 to 3.4 percent.

Recently I was offered the chance to try out a few Playmobil sets, and I was curious: how would my daughters respond to them? They actually have a very nice Plan Toys wooden dollhouse with a family of dolls, kitchen and bedroom sets, and a little vegetable garden … and they rarely play with it. It usually sits in the corner, taking up a lot of space, and doesn’t get played with except when we have other kids over. My daughters — to my wife’s great dismay — have just never really taken to playing with dolls of any sort. So I was skeptical that Playmobil would really be much different. While we were at the toy store, I even showed them the Playmobil aisle to see what they thought of them. My younger daughter picked out an alligator for herself, but both of them were kind of “meh” about the idea of the sets.

“The great challenge with Seonaid was to create a persona that everyone could relate to,” Antliff said. “Seonaid has to deliver a vast range of government information as well as up-to-date news to people from Scotland and overseas, and by giving her human characteristics we can create an environment for more natural interaction.”

He was the first major reproductive human cloning advocate, and founded the Clone Rights United Front and the Human Cloning Foundation.

At home later, as I am checking my Facebook account, I notice that my older son’s status update is…uncharacteristically lewd. This is a 14 year old who worries that his emerging interest in girls is cutting into his novel-writing time and whose online icon is literally a knight in shining armor—the text can not be his. Looking further, I see that his name has been changed to “Pierre Dick-Dick” (no, we are not French) and his “looking for” preference has been changed to “men.” I know immediately what has happened: my son checked his Facebook account at the Apple Store but did not remember to log off. Subsequently, someone else–by which I most likely mean a 12-15-year-old-male unfamiliar with the concept of karma–came along and hacked his open account.

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