In Thai, the number 5 is pronounced "ha" - so instead of saying "LOL" or "haha", people just write "55555". So if you see that anywhere on the interwebs, it's not some crazy number cult, just Thai people laughing!
Edit: I feel like it's my duty to inform you all that Mashable/The Atlantic have used our comments as inspiration for an article (and they've even called this thread "amazing"!): http://mashable.com/2012/12/12/laugh-online-languages/
We know how Republicans feel about protecting Internet Freedom. Is Internet Freedom an issue you'd push to add to the Democratic Party's 2012 platform?
I would add - as world leaders gather in NY to discuss future climate change action, Musk had a quite insightful response to AGW and the transition to renewable energy that most probably haven't seen:
>"By definition we must move to renewable energy, how can one argue against that? because to argue for it is to say we will eventually run out of energy and die, or civilization will collapse, so obviously we must find ways to produce energy in a renewable manner, the question is just how hard we should try what pace should we go at. And i think logically we should go as fast as we can, because since we know we have to get there eventually, it is better to get to a renewable future a sustainable future sooner rather than later, get there before we do the environmental damage not after, even if one can say maybe there isn't that much environmental damage, to play the devils advocate - maybe the environmental damage wont be that bad - Why take the chance?"
Longtime apple fanboy here. Nothing but iMacs, macbooks, iPhones, iPads, and an appletv.
I live in NYC and am absolutely dependant on google maps.
I am seriously considering getting an android phone because of this clusterfuck. I literally had the iphone5 in my shopping cart yesterday when iOS 6 was released, and I'm relieved I tried it out on my iPad before shelling out $500 for the iphone5.
Here's an article articulating the rage of people like me.
I pressed the Oilers button and my browser crashed. :(
I hate everything.
Edit: Aww jeez, gold? Thanks stranger, makes me happy. I mean still sad about hockey, but better. It's complicated.
They should report both. Those people familiar with computers should expect the OS to take up some room. The difference here is the proportion. My desktop had a 500 GB hard drive. I realize that maybe 10GB of that is the OS. My iPad has 64 GB, and iOS takes a few GBs. Generally, around 5% is expected, and 10% is acceptable in some devices such as low end models.
In this case it's practically 50%. It's just way beyond what is expected or even considered acceptable.
That said, I would approve of all manufacturers stating capacity and available storage on their packaging when the product requires that the storage be used for the product to function (I.e. an operating system).
EDIT: Actually, iOS 6 only takes up 957 MB (largest iOS to date).
>Judge: Galaxy Tab not as cool as iPad.
Not making this shit up.
edit: When I say "not making this shit up," I meant it. This is literally what the judge said but this particular article doesn't mention it. Another article.
Articles here and here.
Warning: Newcomers from YouTube, post your comments wisely! "Lol that ws and awesome comment" or even "lol" or "haha" Will Get Down-Voted.
This is a good place to get acquainted
They do - among other components. Nevetheless, Samsung is a big corporation with different divisions - each having to try to make a profit. And as long as they can make money - they will sell(make deals) even with Apple. Business is business...
Components: http://mashable.com/2012/08/27/apple-products-samsung-parts/#84305The-iPod-Touch-3rd-Generation (old, but still valid to some degree).
What's scarier is the fact that if you don't have a Facebook account, Facebook's face recognition already has a shadow profile of you based on your friend's photo upload/behavior.
Link for those interested: http://mashable.com/2013/06/26/facebook-shadow-profiles/
Do check out the source PDF below the article.
Yours was my view to begin with. This changed my view: "When a white supremacist murders blacks or Jews, no one doubts that his murders are driven by his hateful, bigoted ideology. When homophobes attack a gay youth, we rightly label this a hate crime." I still think the rampage was primarily about mental illness, but there's no reason to exclude a discussion about feminism and misogyny from the discourse in our efforts to reduce the frequency of these events.
We don't have to choose between contextualizing this as the act of a mentally ill person and that of a misogynist. It was both. And it's worthwhile to address both misogyny and mental illness in our (apparently futile) hunt for a solution.
So the context seems to be this.
The EU doesn't want to ban cheese just enforce trademark names that are already protected inside the EU.
Apparently commonly used names like Feta are reserved for cheese coming from the greece mainland and the prefecture
Lesbos. Others have to label their products feta-like, greek-style or something like that.
The same goes for Parmesan which must come from Parma, Italy.
It appears to be Lance Ulanoff.
He wrote an article about the company who create these "Selfie toasts". You can read the article here.
And finally here is the website for the company it contains more pictures of toast...
Mashable made a list of heartbleed status from some of the major sites:
Bonus tool to check for heartbleed vulnerability: http://filippo.io/Heartbleed/
Just last night a redditor from canada set up a fundraiser for her to go on vacation. Last time I checked it was at $43,000 and has made headlines all over!
Edit 1: The fundraiser has reached 85,000! holy shit!! check it out the article here
Yet Putin has a very high approval ratings. 87% since the conflict started. The Russian rank and file love this shit. They just want to stir things up with the west. They think they're a superpower. They're just a falling apart regional power that invades its neighbors and is almost wholly dependant on being a petrostate.
Apparantly you dont have russian fb friends like I do. They eat up the state controlled media bullshit and just regurgitate "Russia strong, west weak" talking points everyday. Then yell "no proof" "cia" and other whataboutisms. Russia is a failed society, imho.
Actually Curiosity played a song titled "Reach for the Stars" by Will.I.Am back in august. This was the first song played on a foreign planet.
I am working with a tracking software (Piwik), and let me tell you something:
Do-Not-Track option in your browser is like a red light for cyclists. Yes it says do not track, but why should anyone care (seriously there is an option where I can change with one click to ignore the Do-Not-Track option). Maybe I should add that we are not ignoring this.
opt-out cookie. There is a law (at least in germany where I live - tmg §13, §15) that you need to have a way to add such a cookie (usually with the iframe delivered by piwik).
log file analysis. So lets say you have an addon that blocks such a tracking code in html. Anytime you visit a website there, the server will generate a line in the logfile (like /var/log/access_log). There you can read the IP, time, settings, etc. for every visitor. You can use this logfile and import it to generate piwik-logs.
Tor: haven't tested this but logfiles are still generated, just the IP is "wrong".
Starting? It's been happening for years. Notice how much more popular a mediocre Zelda cake or whatever gets, when someone tags it with 'look what I made for my kid'? Most of that stuff doesn't stand up on its own merit, but people vote it because that person is 'part of the community', and they seem to think that makes it more relevant to them. What community though? 43 MILLION people use reddit. That's not a community, that's a nation...
Ok, so first off, I write for AndroidPolice so I did post all results to the site. Here's a link, if you're interested: http://www.androidpolice.com/2011/03/01/the-mother-of-all-android-malware-has-arrived-stolen-apps-released-to-the-market-that-root-your-phone-steal-your-data-and-open-backdoor/
I'm a Redditor first though, so I'll post all the info here to save you the click: basically, it backdoors code onto your phone. Our hacker was in contact with Google, and they've already pulled the apps. Users can expect the apps to be remotely wiped from their device soon, but that doesn't address any of the code that the app has already pulled in. Not sure how that can be dealt with since I'm not a dev.
Edit: congrats lompolo, your 15 minutes of fame are here ;)
Others should start picking it up soon, you'll be e-famous for a day ;) --> edit2: http://mashable.com/2011/03/01/android-malware-apps/
You get the point ;)
Guys like this just make me jealous as hell. He has so much athletic talent that he can choose between playing in the NFL or the MLB, and then here I am, struggling to be the best goalkeeper in my intramural soccer league. Oh well...
Edit: Oh my gosh, he looks just like Zlatan.
Actually... it's for real. (not the Rooster Teeth parody.. an actual movie)
>Development for an Angry Birds movie is being hatched with the help of a former Marvel Studios executive, but the movie won’t be hitting multiplexes until 2014 at the earliest.
>Rovio, the creator of Angry Birds, hired former Marvel Studios chairman David Maisel as a special adviser last week. Maisel, who left Marvel in 2009 after Walt Disney Co. bought the studio for $4 billion, will be executive producer on the yet-untitled flick.
>“There has been so much chatter about an Angry Birds movie, but now it’s real,” Maisel told Variety. “The process is starting now.” Maisel was at Marvel from 2003 to 2009, and executive produced Iron Man, Hulk, Thor and Captain America: The First Avenger.
UPDATE: Aug. 25, 11:55 p.m. During post-show interviews, Julia
Louis-Dreyfus commented on the now legendary kiss, saying she and Cranston discussed the bit on the phone previous to the show. Both also cleared it with their respective spouses.And when asked how Cranston was as a kisser, JLD simply said, "He went for it man. I appreciate that."
>GDP is up,
GDP is down with a recession coming and sanctions are making it a million times worse than it needs to be:
Capital flight could destroy Russia. It needs diversification, cheap loans, and investors. Putin laughs because he'll never be poor. Your average Russian? He'll be paying the price.
>land area has increased.
Pension payments are down, gee could that be because paying for Crimea is pricey?
>Launched new rocket.
The only rocket designed since the cold war is known only for how much it explodes.
> but most Russians think Russia needs to stop being Pacifist and go kick some ass.
Fight someone your own size guys, the USS Vicennes is withing striking distance in the Black Sea. Yeah, thought so.
Wikipedia takes up a lot of bandwidth, which isn't free obviously. Maintaining the Wikipedia servers to keep it up is another huge expense, when was the last time you remember Wikipedia crashing, not for several years, that's for sure.
By the way, what you said isn't true, Zynga makes 30 million dollars every 3 fiscal quarters.(Link 1)
Groupon makes around 800 million dollars a fiscal year.(Link 2)
However, Linkedln makes a paltry 15.3 million dollars a year in profit. (Link 3.)
Anyway, Wikipedia deserves money much more than any of those companies as they educate countless people on countless topics every year.
That said, I donated 5 dollars.
Apple didn't sue Samsung because of rounded corners in apps. Anyone who says this is, to put it nicely, fucking retarded.
Here is a full set of images covering the plethora of iOS features that Samsung called out as being more usable than the first-generation Galaxy devices, and 'fixed' versions of the Samsung interfaces, as well as suggestions for Samsung's designers to essentially make the phones work 'more like an iPhone'.
Hope that clears up your shit.
By the way, I own an HTC One X running CyanogenMod 10. Stock motherfucking Android is a perfect example of a mobile operating system that bears the same core functionality of iOS without being a blatant ripoff, unlike the terrible shitty skin slathered over the Galaxy devices that were the target of its lawsuit.
Do I think that Apple might be overstepping its boundaries? Sure. Do I think that all the Reddit users circlejerking about HURR HURR ROUNDED CORNERS and HURR HURR APPLE STEALS TOO are just in between Snooki and complaints about friendzoning on the Annoying-O-Tron? Yes I god damn well do.
Here is a quick recap of the trend for those who don't know.
As for my thoughts:
I have been following the discussion on Twitter since yesterday. I think it has been great for bringing attention to the culture of fear/sexism which impacts all women (hence the name).
I also think that it has been especially interesting as a case study for the larger trends in feminism/gender relations today - the fact that some men and women see #YesAllWomen in the same ways they see the idea of "Feminist" - either that it is all about gender equality or it is about female domination or it is about female victimization, etc. So i have found it a really great way to see large trends of how people perceive feminism today. The emergence of #NotAllMen as an alternative speaks to the discomfort that many have with statements about gender-wide issues. While obviously not all men actively participate in gender violence, the need for individuals to remind everyone that they are the exception is a diminishment of the experiences of the women who are sharing their perspectives, and ultimately shifts attention toward these individuals instead.
TLDR; it is basically a big example of the major back-and-forth happening in feminism/gender discussions today, and a great platform for women to share their experiences.
>All good, steampowered.com seems fixed or unaffected!
>All good, www.origin.com seems fixed or unaffected!
EDIT: Here's a list of websites for which action may be required: http://mashable.com/2014/04/09/heartbleed-bug-websites-affected/
Yes, I have tried it and happen to have a bottle here. It's good but unexpected and that causes some conflict. The color made me think of a mustard bbq sauce - so there was a bit of cognitive dissonance there. Overall it wasn't too great on ribs, but was very good in a pulled pork sandwich.
The team has had other opportunities for people to try the meals from Watson. Prior to SXSW we had a number of folks out to Mettle in Austin for a menu developed by Watson. I, being on the tech team, wasn't there, but from what I've heard it was pretty terrific.
"A representative from the ALS association told Mashable that the organization saw nearly a fourfold increase in donations at the national office of The ALS Association between July 26 and Aug. 6 compared to the same period last year.
Donations specifically between Aug. 4 and Aug. 6 have been 10 times higher compared to the same time period in 2013, the spokesperson added." Source
> Schmidt said that the success of Linux-powered Android smartphones has been overlooked by the media, which he said was "obsessed with Apple's marketing events and Apple's branding".
You don't say!
Another reporter was attacked by a pro Russian mob and got it all on tape. Scary stuff.... He is a Soviet born American so maybe they will take it easy on him.
Hey, could you guys do an AMA?
I love the fact that you guys are normal female scientists; you might remember the fiasco when some one tried to do a females in science ad...and it turned out to be male service (high heels in lab, and it only got worse)
I think you guys could do an AMA about being actual ladies who do actual science, and yet lead normal lives. Anything you say would be better than that fiasco. Plus we want to know more about Curiosity! (tell the truth, where are you hiding all the martians? :D )
Yes... but the person I replied to was asking for a simplified explanation overall. I was watering it down into simple terms that anyone could understand.
Also, Netlfix does pay Verizon: http://mashable.com/2014/04/28/verizon-peering-netflix-comcast/
P.S. Netflix also studied where the bottle necks are and found it to be on Verizons side.
Just a bit. To crush that bit for you, let me remind you that now the ~~largest profiteer from Android sales~~ largest profiteer that was not directly involved with manufactoring of the product will continue to be.... Microsoft! Source for the people who may not have have known.
*Edit: Point was made in the comments that stated technically the manufacturers of the phones might make more money than Microsoft on the sales of Android phones. Still, Microsoft does make more money that Google does on the selling of individual Android phones.
Popular? Sure. I'll give you that. Most popular? That is both intuitively and demonstrably untrue.
HAHA They offered 3 Billion for SnapChat and he turned them down and just got a 2 billion valuation (not bad) http://mashable.com/2014/01/06/snapchat-facebook-acquisition-2/
So their number is below even what they offered the snap chat guy? This is a joke right? That's pathetic man...wow. How does someone sell out this bad? Are they really this out of touch with their own base? Or are they really that desperate?
Reminds me of this comic which has been floating around the Internets for some time now:
And apparently there are other variations on the joke:
I dont know the exact reason for a failed interception, but i reckon it has to do with this:
There are currently 5 iron domes in israel, spread over the country. Each dome has i think 20 loaded interceptor missiles, then it needs to reload (how it does this i do not know - i might even be wrong about this, it may have an automatic reloading system or something.. I honestly wouldnt be surprised if it did). Now, when there are 20+ incoming rockets in a short period of time, one or two is bound to slip past. Also, the ID does not intercept rockets that aren't aimed at populated areas, if you are referring to those.
Also, I guess it might fail an interception once or twice a day.
EDIT: I just read somewhere that the iron dome isn't behaving as it should - it is only destroying the rockets themselves and not detonating the warhead, leaving the chance that the warhead might fall somewhere and do damage. I dont believe this claim - I live in israel right now and i have heard about only one or two impacts (that have actually caused damage - One rocket actually hit a gas tank at a gas station and made a big mess, injuring a person who didnt make it to the safe zone in time). As far as I am concerned, the iron dome is actually working quite well when it comes to defending my area. Im not sure what its like down in the south closer to gaza, though. I imagine its much worse.
The thing is I'm pretty sure everyone who's actually looked into this (if they believe the whole iCloud thing) don't really give the brute force possibility much credence. Apple beefed their security quite a bit a few years ago, and the idea of a dictionary based brute forcer being able to break into iCloud is pretty laughable. The most popular theory is that a group of people have been phishing and and preforming social engineering for quite a few years and most of these pics have been in private hands for a while, they're just getting out into the public now.
Edit: This article gives a possible rundown on how it might have happened if brute forcing was used to break in, but it is one of the weaker theories, and given how little time the hackers seemed to have until the problem was patched from when the vulnerability was posted, it seems unlikely that's how it was done given how many accounts were (supposedly) hacked.
According to this article it's stated that the average driver has an accident every 165,000 miles or so, but the google car went 300,000 without seeing a single accident.
>"Like many companies, we took immediate action to assess the vulnerability and address it. We are not aware of any customer impact. It’s a good practice to change passwords from time to time, now would be a good time to think about doing so. "
It's a new meme/trend/joke that started from the twitch pokemon stream.
>Most notably, the viewers created a pseudo-religion around one plot point in the game where the player must choose between two Pokémon fossils: the Helix Fossil or the Dome Fossil. This choice between the two fossils, which can later be revived into actual Pokémon, led to a schism in the viewership.
>In Twitch Plays Pokémon, the Helix Fossil was chosen, and after repeatedly clicking on the item to no effect, the viewers decided the Helix Fossil was in fact a benevolent god watching over this chaotic play-through. Repeated clicking on the Helix became known as consulting the god. In similar semi-serious fashion, players declared that the Dome Fossil was the devil.
more info: http://mashable.com/2014/02/19/pokemon-stream-twitch/
Well considering clicks aren't an accurate measurement of impact of online advertising, I don't know if this actually makes any sense. It would make more sense to change from a Cost Per Click model if possible as the definition of impressions is changing to 50% of the ad being visible for at least 1 second.
Edit: Confirmed my last sentence. You can downvote me all you want but I am right. Clicks are not an accurate measurement, because you do not need to click an ad for it to have an affect on your spending habits. Look at TV or print ads, you don't click on them, but they still have an effect. Read this article, it sums it up pretty well: http://mashable.com/2012/04/18/google-new-online-ad-metrics/
Edit: Also Relevant
Bob Parsons was removed as CEO only very recently. Additionally, Godaddy's own website still listed Parsons as "founder and CEO" as recently as yesterday, when I had this very discussion with someone on IRC.
After studies using eye-tracking software were conducted, it became clear that when viewing a profile page the eyes of the user were looking at the profile picture, then the first few posts of the newsfeed. Virtually no time was spent looking at the ads, and, thus, no revenue was being generated via click-thru.
The Timeline layout its purposefully confusing. With a familiar and linear path to follow, your eyes can't fall into a simple rut of scanning the page. They must reorient after each news item. This means, for just a moment, your brain is taking a fresh inventory of the entire page, including.... TA-DA! The ads!
Timeline equals revenue.
EDIT - Source: http://mashable.com/2011/12/29/eyetracking-study-new-vs-old-profiles/
Gotta love /r/science turning this into "TEXAS IS ALL GOD AND REPUBLICANS."
I mean, don't get me wrong, a lot of Texas IS God and Republicans.
BUT there's a large science and engineering population here too. We have Texas at Austin, Texas Tech, Texas Arlington, SMU, etc. We have Lockheed, Northrup, Bell, Raytheon, and a good chunk of the video game industry too. And look, numbers!
Plano and Austin are top 10, and (since I looked at this article while waiting in line in the store) I know Fort Worth is top 20.
So don't be hating on us because of the more... media-hyped folks. Some of us down here love science more than Jebus and Dubya.
And we are on freakin' FIRE down here. Plz 2 bring water, k?
You guys in ferguson need some lasers. It worked really well in Cairo, kept the military copters away from Tahrir Square and the police had a much harder time tracking the demonstrators.
>According to the company, the new sensor can capture 40 million light rays (Lytro doesn’t list megapixels)
Why don't they cut the crap. How many megapixels is the resulting image?
Edit: Mashable cut the crap.
>The spec translates to images of about 4 megapixels, once they're flattened out.
Twitter. Japanese is the 2nd highest language spoken on the medium. A lot of famous Japanese academics, politicians, writers, and celebrities are pretty active on the medium. It's incredibly fun for me to watch Hideo Kojima geek out on Literature and film through it. http://mashable.com/2013/12/17/twitter-popular-languages/
Essentially if you are logged in on both sites twitch will keep showing you ads of products you are interested in or might be interested in. They are essentially going further at the start of the sales funnel in order to cut off other players that would get into the relevant set.
Imagine: You want to somewhat buy something in the near future and next week you are doing a google search for said item (where Amazon will have advertisement as well), but twitch reminds you, today, that you want to buy it. And surprisingly they have it for a good price. So why not just quickly take care of it and hit that one-click order button?
IOC’s official Olympic Channel on YouTube will broadcast the Games live in 64 territories in Asia and Africa that lack official broadcast partners
so much wrong in this post
automatic weapons are NOT readily available. to obtain one you need to file with the BATFE which usually take at least 5 months and a $200 tax stamp. you need to have a clean criminal history and in many cases your local police department need to sign off on you getting one. even if you are good to buy one they are extremely expensive. like the super shitty ones are $5000. m16s are $20,000+
Making guns illegal wouldnt make them disappear. prices wouldnt be that high and you wouldnt need to smuggle them in. you can also go to a hardware store and make one yourself.
like you said in your title, it is our right to own them. the government does not have constitutional authority to take them from us. they are used far more for recreation and self defense than anything else.
edit: MFW no one argues with me
edit: more info added
Well, Google, how about you show us the way then?.
And no, this isn't defensive use from Google.
Last time Apple sued Moto was already a retaliation from Apple. Suing Apple via Motorola isn't exactly helping them settle in Apple vs Samsung. And Google is actually trying to ban iOS and Mac products just like Apple did and was criticized for.
We all know Apple isn't exactly innocent in all of this but why doing exactly what you criticize a competitor for doing and then start bitching how the patent system is broken?
So what are you doing Google? Doing one thing and saying another.
I'm sorry, but do you even know what Trapwire does?
It has almost nothing to do with facial recognition. Rather, it detects patterns of individual movement consistent with "pre-operational surveillance", or more simply, it identifies people who are casing out a location. Nothing at all to do with facial recognition - wired seems to say it would be very, very difficult to identify faces with the cameras in question.
Once you cut through the knee-jerk reaction and hype, it's actually pretty non-dramatic.
>Seems to me that these people don't realize that human intuition and troubleshooting could never be replaced by machines
Most people don't realize that human intuition is actually pretty poor and computers are about 20 years out from being better than us at almost everything.
Management, music, medicine, engineering, law, manual labor, you name it. It's all being actively researched and the question is when, not if, robots will become cheaper/better than humans to perform said tasks. People are studying for 10 years to become a GP while IBM is trailing Watson to perform diagnosis far more accurately than the most experienced medical professionals. In seconds. Trades will become mostly irrelevant when you can 3D print a house including piping and wiring.
I agree that tradespeople will be one of the longer surviving professions, but it will be because they'll be servicing existing 'legacy' buildings which aren't maintenance robot friendly, not because of intuition or any special human traits.
Another source offers a different version.
> Internet denizens have also pointed out that a popular OKCupid article from last year titled “Why You Should Never Pay For Online Dating” has been taken down from the company’s blog.
> “I chose to take that down. Match didn’t ask,” Yagan says, denying that the other site was attempting to censor OkCupid. Apparently, the story was pieced together from public information, and Yagan has learned that some of the assumptions made in it were untrue.
> Also, he says, “It’s a common sense thing to do. We’re joining a bunch of new colleagues, there’s no need to have that post.”
I have to say it..it's a bit ironic that you used a gif hosted on Perez Hilton's site when he invaded privacy and also posted jlaw pics all over twitter!
The bigger point here is that both of these sites are user generated. Content on both sites is driven by users, who then cause the kind of skew you reference.
I think self-selection does a far better job of explaining why things like this occur. People would rather be involved in media that conforms to their world view, something reddit does for males and pinterest does for females. This then gets caught in a feedback loop where a skew to one side reinforces itself.
In England, ~3 months ago, more males used pinterest than females.
Tim Cook did the challenge (and said he would also be donating): http://mashable.com/2014/08/16/apple-ceo-tim-cook-takes-ice-bucket-challenge-and-gets-dr-dre-in-on-the-action/
He challenged Dr. Dre, while Michael Franti challenged Bono & Oprah. With this level of celebrity involvement I anticipate an exponential increase in donations. I think all the people who are complaining severely underestimate the power of a viral internet campaign.
You didn't delete your account; you can't. You can only deactivate it. They retain all information in perpetuity.
> The case began when a 24-year-old Austrian law student, Max Schrems, asked Facebook for a copy of all his personal data in June. Facebook complied, sending him a CD containing 1,200 pages of data, including his likes, “friend” and “defriend” history, and chat logs.
>The problem? Schrems had deleted some of the data returned to him from his profile, yet Facebook retained his information.
>In February 2009, Facebook changed its Terms of Service, giving itself the right to use or modify user data in any way it wants, even if a user quits the service.
How would this hurt her cause or stance at all? I can't think of any way the pictures would denigrate or make hypocrisy of her statements. Seems like a losing proposition to release them.
EDIT: Turns out, it was a hoax. Shame on me for not picking up on it.
Looking through the links, I seriously doubt they have anything. And even if they somehow did, what she's doing is noble enough to survive that sort of bull****.
This is just a pathetic cry for attention.
Edit: Huh. Apparently the truth is stranger than fiction. This is the first time I've seen any company pretending to be 4chan. Especially for character assassination. Seriously?
There is an estimation of 2/3 of the websites being affected. This is, of course, way too much, but AFAIK, Google and Yahoo are affected, Microsoft's are not (they don't use OpenSSL, obviously).
EDIT: Also Steam, GOG were also affected.
Long story short: Change your passwords.
EDIT2: There is a list on mashable that describes more services: http://mashable.com/2014/04/09/heartbleed-bug-websites-affected/
Bitcoin is already gender-agnostic. And I really don't think anything pandering to gender stereotypes would be appropriate.
Perhaps reach out to some existing organizations for female programmers, to see if they have any ideas. Perhaps you could co-sponsor some educational events.
Facebook also uses phone numbers (often synced from the iphone app) to suggest contacts.
There were various stories about this recently, e.g. http://mashable.com/2011/08/11/facebook-phone-numbers/
I noticed this as well recently, and that explains all the cases that I've seen.
Good morning Baltimore!!
Also...QUADRUPLE BASEBALL HEADER TODAY!!! Christmas has come early for beisbol fans :D
I really have no idea. It's being called 'Scarf Guy' in the media. I see an adam's apple as well as possible A-cup breasts, so who knows.
The State of California has enacted numerous regulations and laws to encourage energy efficiency, renewable energy, and caps on pollutants. In Los Angeles, they have gone from 50+ "bad air quality days" to under 2 per year. Now that doesn't mean that it's solved or that it's perfect, but you can see that aggressive steps by the State has turned the tide from rampant pollution.
It is a fact that Chinese pollution crosses the Pacific and affects California's air quality. What company would the citizens of California sue in China for impacting their air quality?
Quoting from Mashable
>"We will eradicate Twitter," Erdoğan told a rally in Bursa in the west of the country. "I don’t care what the international community says. Everyone will witness the power of the Turkish Republic."
No. Everyone will think what a pathetic little dictator he is and Turkey will be regarded as even more of an irrelevant backwaters tinpot dictatorship.
Well in this case, armchair rage was able to delay a vote on SOPA at all. So yes, we slacktivists did something, even if it wasn't that much in the long run.
And, I mean, Google has hired 15 lobbying firms to fight this bill, and I imagine other tech corporations have taken similar action. For once, "we" have some major corporations on our side, which helps with things like that.
Not to disagree with the entirety of your post though; complacency indeed killed the (politically and ephemerally rebellious) cat.
And they also opened the idea to Title II Common Carriers:
>The proposal includes two primary options. The first option, a scaled-back version of the FCC's 2010 rules that were struck down by a federal appeals court, would allow companies to strike pay-for-preference deals that are scrutinized by the FCC. The second, more dramatic option would reclassify broadband service as a public utility, making it eligible for stricter regulation including a ban on pay-for-preference deals.
This is true. However, this had a couple additional points to it: 1) it has a chance at a much larger financial impact: min $5/day of skipping. 2) Since it's a daily charge, it's not some "throw in credit card and forget" type of commitment like gym memberships.
Reminds me of a recent alarm clock for the iPhone that will donate $ to the charity of your choice every time you hit snooze: http://mashable.com/2011/08/17/iphone-alarm-clock-donates-your-snooze-to-charity/
Ok, I really haven't been paying attention to these riots and so have no idea why they started. I did a quick search on google and found this. "Soon after the Vancouver Canucks lost game seven of the Stanley Cup hockey series to the Boston Bruins, rioting broke out." Is that really all there is too it or am I missing something.
This article may help as it relates to Ferguson, MO...
As a regular citizen who's interacted with many vets and cops professionally, I will say... I think that there is an element of professionalism in the military I don't see with many LEO's. When I interact with a solder, they are distant, respectful, focused. When I interact with LEO's they have a tenancy to be much less respectful and interject their individual personality much more often - good and bad.
It also seems that most police consider their primary responsibility to "enforce the law", which is of course true and understandable. But the motto is "protect and serve" and that is how departments promote themselves to the community. I've known multiple vets who value the concept of "duty" that have had significant problems with this distinction.
> Fortunately, there were no trains headed to the station at that time, but it was late at night and no one was around to save him. He eventually awoke and moved to safety
"Representative Michael C. Burgess, Republican of Texas, sounded a bit disappointed at the end of the hearing. He marveled at the subdued testimony and complained that no one at the witness table “wanted to be forthcoming.”"
He doesn't know what he's talking about.
>> "Oh, Christ. It was obviously a joke, no government agency has ever asked me for a backdoor in Linux," Torvalds told Mashable via email. "Really. Cross my heart and hope to die, really."
That's exactly why they chose to pronounce it "jiff" though. They wanted it to be the same as the peanut butter. So that argument is actually in favor of the "jiff" pronunciation.
Maybe you're not seeing the comment by /u/flakyflakes here:
The community is actually really lighthearted and fun. It's a crypto currency for people that just want to get their feet wet and learn how it works.
We also raised $30,000 for the Jamaican Bobsled team. So that was pretty cool.
Jeff Atwood has an article about the efforts to archive the internet by the Internet Archive. The Library of Congress is also in the game, to a lesser extent, with major news organizations, some of Facebook, and all of Twitter.
The really nerve wracking thing is that many methods of long term storage deteriorate over time, even CDs and DVDs if they aren't cared for properly. The other trouble is proprietary formats for storing data being lost or DRM without any way to decrypt the contents for future generations. These are hard problems that smart people are tackling so we have a future where our history is preserved.
I don't know how well this will serve us in the case of a total society collapse like what happened in Western Europe after Rome, but at least people are trying to make sure we have a past to look back upon.
Apparently 65% of 'webchatter' on the Royal Wedding is from the USA.
This is how the Royal Family help tourism, I know when the subject comes up there are always those that say "we'd still have the castles and palaces without them" - but we wouldn't have occasions like this watched by the entire world.
The media is already on it. And have apparently already fingered the wrong guy off social media investigations. So not only do they get the wrong guy, they plaster an innocents guys face over the media.
For those who haven't watched:
Pottermore is going to be an online, interactive fan-created addition to the Harry Potter series. Rowling will be involved and will submit wholly new content about the universe. From the video, I gained that it's sort of like an interactive Harry Potter wiki with some game elements. You will also be able to purchase the audio books and ebooks there.
Mashable has a good article about it: http://mashable.com/2011/06/23/pottermore-2/
Any proof of these ethnic cleansings and concentration camps that isn't RT or the like?
It's also ironic that Ukrainian forces are being called ultranationalists, when in fact, the rebels would be the ultranationalists (in regards to the USSR). Hell, the rebels have executed prisoners on the grounds of rulings within the USSR back in 1947... That's pretty fucking ultranationalistic.
Zoomed out - http://rack.1.mshcdn.com/media/ZgkyMDE0LzAyLzE4LzBkL0ZlYjE4T2x5bXBpLjc4YmIxLmpwZwpwCXRodW1iCTg1MHg1OTA-CmUJanBn/df8f76ed/903/Feb-18-Olympic-Recap-15.jpg
from IMAGE: DMITRY LOVETSKY/ASSOCIATED PRESS
I found this quote here:
>The camera and its software are designed for a social media world. Plug it in via USB and you get an iPhoto-like interface on your screen, with a single button that lets you share the photos you’ve selected on Facebook or other networks. There your friends will see an embedded image with all the focus information built in. Click around the picture to refocus it where ever you want.
>This is where the camera’s shortcomings are evident, however. That embeddable photo is as large as you’ll ever see the picture — a pro camera this ain’t. But for the early-adopter, Instagram-loving crowd, Lytro could be a dream come true.
So it's mainly some sort of social media horsecrappery. I suspect some early adopters expecting a camera will be disappointed.
Me waiting for the next game after a win.
Me waiting for the next game after a loss.
Yeah, to be clear, Walmart deleted the post from their page. Not the guy's own page. They're probably worried about legal issues. But Twitter is a pushover for big corporations too.
Let's over-sexualize young girls shall we?!
>"The ruling this week marks the sixth time in two-and-a-half years that the Advertising Standards Agency has prohibited an American Apparel ad."
>You invited me as a friend.
>>Then you invited me to that group that you created.
>>>Then you kicked me.
>>>>Then you unfriended me.
I've no words to describe how awful you've made me feel.
B-b-but... Russia wasn't the perpetrator. Ukraine just enjoys pointing his nonexistent fingers at Russia over literally anything.
Rebels pissed off at our poor governmental administration and are in favor of separating to join Russia instead? Obviously, the Russian are declaring war on us. Plane shot down 30 miles away from Russia/Ukraine Border? Must've been Russia. Daryl from Accounting forgot to finish the economic report for the third quarter by today? That damned Russia-loving backstabber is trying to sabotage the company.
The Snickers ad was fantastic. Mashable actually put together a big list of what brands were tweeting after the bite and a lot of them were so funny: http://mashable.com/2014/06/24/suarez-biting-world-cup-brands/
That is the logic of scam artists and porn producers. The nightmare of every working artist.
"It will be good for your career."
"No pay but it's great exposure"
"We may not have given you any credit but you should just be happy we used your work"
"he was doing him a favor by giving him this exposure"
> Obama made the Internet worse.
The FCC under his administration passed the Open Internet order which was struck down by the courts. Now it's proposing rules to weakly regulate the new court-mandated reality where paid prioritization and blocking is no longer banned. Even if these rules get implemented they will likely be struck down by the courts too.
The real issue is that nearly everyone in power is leery of reclassifying ISPs as common carriers (justifiably or not), but it's probably the only way the FCC would be able to have nearly any ISP regulations stick. The other option, is Net Neutrality through legislation, which most Dems in congress and the president support, but it clearly would be blocked in the house and filibustered in the senate.
Here's the vote breakdown of a 2011 anti-Net Neutrality bill, if you want to see where your representatives stood on the issue:
House --> https://www.govtrack.us/congress/votes/112-2011/h227
Senate --> https://www.govtrack.us/congress/votes/112-2011/s200
A Yea vote was a vote against Net Neutrality.
I've seen a recent samsung ad and not only are they putting down apple products, they are putting down the people that use them as well. The very people they want to convince to switch, they are subtly insulting with messages like "that's cute" to the "retina thingy" line in the most recent commercial I saw. It is insulting, not a funny prodding like Apple gave PCs (never mind they didn't attack the people that USE PCs, just the personification of the PC itself). The Apple ads actually implied PC users are better than the shitty PC they are using and should switch to Mac because of that.
The MacVsPC ads were a personification of the tools. The Samsung ad is underhandedly insulting the people that use the products, not just insulting the product itself. If sarcastically saying "thats cute" isn't an underhanded way of saying "you're an idiot," then I'm the atheist pope.
The name of the thread is:
Emma Watson Nude Photo Leak Was a Marketing Stunt to Shut Down 4Chan (mashable.com)
The link to the article is:
The "Ghosthawks" or whatever they're really called were actually as loud as normal choppers, but they had radar deflecting surfaces. There's no evidence they were quieter as far as sound goes.
The thing is, choppers flying about aren't that abnormal for the area (though the twitter guy says it's odd for 1 AM, sure.) I'm willing to bet the chopper actually landing in their courtyard was pretty unexpected. Not many places to go or hide...