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"!): [link]
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?
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.
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: [link] (old, but still valid to some degree).
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.
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
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.
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: [link]
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: [link]
You get the point ;)
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.
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.
> 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!
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 )
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.
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:
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: [link]
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: [link]
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: [link]
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?
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. [link]
IOC’s official Olympic Channel on YouTube will broadcast the Games live in 64 territories in Asia and Africa that lack official broadcast partners
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.
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.”
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.
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.
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. [link]
I noticed this as well recently, and that explains all the cases that I've seen.
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.
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: [link]
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.
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: [link]
Zoomed out - [link]
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.
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.
To those interested here is the more complete infographic link, but I think OP is showing the most efficient way of how people commonly use google. To make it much less daunting, I think.
For starters, both Paul Ryan and Mitt Romney actually oppose SOPA.
>The Internet is one of the most magnificent expressions of freedom and free enterprise in history. It should stay that way. While H.R. 3261, the Stop Online Piracy Act, attempts to address a legitimate problem, I believe it creates the precedent and possibility for undue regulation, censorship and legal abuse. I do not support H.R. 3261 in its current form and will oppose the legislation should it come before the full House.
>“The law as written is far too intrusive, far too expansive, far too threatening to freedom of speech and movement of information across the Internet,” Romney said. “It would have a potentially depressing impact on one of the fastest growing industries in America, which is the Internet and all those industries connected to it.”
Also, why do libertarians have to break Godwin's Law and start calling Dems and the GOP "fascists?" Isn't corporatist harsh enough?
For americans who want to watch the video:
Search tags for easy finding: link, vid
(If you think of others, just leave them in a comment and I'll add them in)
The idea is a system of trains in the U.S. would probably have high speed trains that made one (maybe up to five for the seriously big states like Texas) per state with it's main intent on just connecting every state in a simple path. Maybe 8 tracks or something. 3 for across the country. The north, the south, and the middle. Then maybe 5 going North/South at realtively even placings across the country. One on each coast, the other 3 spread in the middle. Essentially You'd want to find a pretty big city to have them all meet in at their intersections. Then from there the states would have their own subsystems that spread out the other major cities in the state and then even smaller subsystems to go to the smaller cities. This is only a random idea off the top of my head.
~~I can't find my favorite site that actually had a good plan for the system, but this isn't too bad [link] but it would need one from Mineapolis to Seatle to be really good. And also maybe it focuses too much on Chicago.~~
Found my site. It was America 2050. The plan they show is based off of the "MegaRegions" that have formed through natural human actions. They then made a great phasing plan found here on how to go about making a high speed rail. Though it does leave off a very great couple steps that could be connecting all the major railways. Possibly connect Kansas City to Witchita, to Colorado Springs and then Albequerqe to Phoenix to make one system. And then it'd be nice to have a few more turned into actual high speed rails.
In case you missed it, Google is scared shitless of Facebook and is doing everything possible to push itself into social networking.
For example, employee bonuses companywide are now tide to the success of Google's social capabilities.
They've also tried to shame Facebook into letting Google index all of Facebook's data.
Anonymity on the internet is dying. Google and Facebook are both aiming to be a doorway through which you access everything.
Unfortunately, people seem more than happy to give these companies all the data they can handle.
As for me? I keep every account as separate as possible. Different usernames and passwords on different sites, I avoid Chrome and keep sensitive data off Google Docs, and stay logged out of my Facebook and Google accounts as much as possibole because when you're logged into those you get tracked even more than normal.
Firstly print screen EVERYTHING he has messaged to your friend and make sure you give them all to the police, the dates will give a decent time frame for hjow long this has been happening.
Next your friend should really lock down her facebook page Lockdown FB Link He's probably using another account to access her statuses and if she goes through everything and limits iher info to immediate friends only (never friends of friends) then that could help too.
If he starts banging on the door again then use your phone to film him banging if you have a phone that can do that and shout that you are recording him; and that the police are on their way. I believe if you dont inform him that you're recording evidence then it might not stand if it goes to trial.
It's a shitty situation to be in but I think you will all get through it.
Content ID is may be heavily abused, but that is not a correct example.
It's not necessarily abused. It's just that there are issues that need to be worked out. The reason it was blocked was because Scripps (some news company) accidentally tagged it through Content ID. It seems that they had coverage that referenced the NASA video and then the NASA video was mistakenly marked as infringing (since it had the same material).
Now should take be penalized? Maybe, but it also shouldn't be as high of a penalty as purposefully taking down the content when you know the content does not belong to you.
Not sure how much of reddit has already seen this imma just leave this here
TL;DR Version - Bethesda said they'd give free Bethesda/Zenimax games for life to someone if they had a baby on 11/11/11, named it Dovahkiin, and sent them documents to prove it. Someone did.
Are you aware of the Digg Patriots?
It's pretty darn plausible a similar organization, if not the same organization, was dipping into Reddit as well.
According to whom?
This article says Facebook made $900 million in revenue in 2009, and "part" of that was profit. They couldn't say what the actual profit was.
by the United Nations 4 years ago
You're missing the point entirely though. I am sure your mother would be disappointed with you response to this thread. Give me her facebook link so i can inform her what an unintelligent bastard you pretend to be like online so she can fail at punishing you for being an idiot like she has obviously done many times in the past.
1) Find decent posture & flex and/or strength & flex courses. It's like doing yoga and pilates without doing yoga and pilates.
2) If you sit at a desk all day, sit correctly (not slouched, etc.) and consider getting a an adjustable standing desk. Apparently sitting for huge lengths of time every day is terrible for you (take with a grain of salt like every infographic): [link]
3) Stretch! Stretch every day, make yourself a routine of 5 or so daily stretches and keep at it. It helped me immensely. If you want my routine I'm happy to post, lemme know.
MS doesn't really need to have a successful phone imho, They already make around $5-15 from each Android device which is more money then WP7 has made from the phone makers that they have managed to bully into signing patent deals. This is why Google brought Motorola and why Apple (and everyone else) is going around suing everyone, There's a crap load of money in patents. Apple is a different case as they are taking the Android war (Thermo nuclear!) as personal while MS see's it as a money maker and willing to cross patent
Google is already working on a desktop os which is Chrome OS and they've mentioned they plan on merging Android and Chrome in a few years anyways as hardware and cloud services have pretty much matured now (Upto telco's and their crazy prices now).
I say leave Bill Gates where he is, He's actually doing good in the world now. Microsoft is actually doing well in the world if you are a share holder but ethically it's another issue
It has way too much star power to be a simple prank video, but too little surrounding buzz to be real. It's a viral ad campaign for a BTTF-related product by a company with a large marketing budget. Probably Nike. I don't know of any other large company coming out with any BTTF-related product anytime soon.
Edit: So it turns out it WAS a prank, rather than a viral.
This surprises me. I knew Funny or Die had a healthy budget, but I didn't know it was big enough to hire a bunch of A and B list stars for a few minutes' worth of entertainment.
Yes. Same in near Old Town Fairfax
Verizon won in court and has been throttling Netflix.
I didn't have a video go viral but I did have my proposal over reddit go viral. So much so that I was the top front page article on Yahoo news at one point.
We were working on starting a company, Gigaverse at the time but all anyone wanted to talk about was the art commissions used in the proposal so we eventually decided to stop fighting and created a company/site that made commissioning art easy to do, ArtCorgi. Currently we are working on raising money for the site from some VCs out in Silicon Valley.
Der er en mængde grunde til at sotwarepatenter hæmmer innovation. En af dem er at softwarepatenter generelt gøres så brede som muligt så de kan bruges som våben mod andre firmaer, vi har for nyligt set ganske tydeligt i medierne hvordan Samsung og Apple har prøvet at sagsøge hinanden ud af markedet. Ifølge Gizmodo har Google og Apple også hver især brugt flere penge på at købe patenter og betale advokater end de har på R&D.
En smartphone er for eksempel også beskyttet af mere end 250.000 forskellige patenter([link]), det gør det meget svært at lave noget uden først at undersøge de her patenter hvis man ikke vil sagsøges. Du har sikkert hørt om Apples patent på rundede hjørner ([link]). Du kan muligvis se hvordan så generelle patenter kan gøre livet svært for andre, særligt nystartede firmaer der ikke har kapital til at forsvare sig overfor sagsanlæg.
Håber det var et brugbart svar for dig :)
>Flash is NOT on the decline.
Adobe AIR was discontinued for Linux.
Flash Player for Mobile was discontinued.
Adobe's people have been talking about a broad shift away from Flash to HTML5 even a year back.
Flash isn't dead, and some form of it will be around for some time, but it isn't going to be The Big Cross-Platform Platform that Adobe had been hoping it was going to be for years.
If i don't have a chair..
If i do have a chair..
For starters, here's the obligatory "everyone knows its coming so it's already priced in" line.
But if you're the type who thinks that past performance gives you a hint as to future performance, here's how $AAPL behaved after each iPhone and iPad launch:
Here's a related article about video degradation. The guy uploaded and downloaded the same video to youtube 1000 times, here's the end result.
somehow I don't think that is the case. If it's just for design... then why not make something that looks good. People recognize QR as a camera shortcut to links or applications. It's fucking pointless if it doesn't actually work. That link is full of QR fails. Plus it looks like they were all designed by a 16 year old cheerleader who is learning photoshop.
These are a bit more creative and functional
Odd applications of QR
Another point: QR is a dying gimmick. It's stupid to think that somebody would want to take out their phone and take a picture just to be redirected to a URL, when they can easily just remember said URL and save 95% of the time involved. Plus the fact that most phones don't even have preinstalled software...
I would also suggest she start using keepass combined with a password generator to store/create her passwords. There are several iPhone apps that are compatible with it.
Also, if she has a google account she should enable 2-step verification. That way even if her google password is stolen, the thieves still wont be able to access her account.
Bob Parsons, the founder of Godaddy, found himself in the middle of a publicity shitstorm recently for legally hunting an elephant.
While he was laying it on pretty thick there was merit to his argument that elephant population control is important to the survival of many of the villages.
YouTube looks nice and minimalistic. I don't frequent the site, though, so I don't know if it's a 4/1 thing or not.
EDIT: Yeah, it's clearly an April Fools gag. Here's an article about it.
Despite your username I'll upvote you for the comment ;)
S-Corps certainly have their fair share of supporters, but I believe the LLC offers so much more flexibility and is far superior. That said, I am not an accountant and there may be some financial tax issues I am unaware of. This articles does a great job of summing up why I think LLC's are better than S-Corps, respectfully, of course. ((It also talks about the eventual C Corp conversion if VC's get involved.))
FBI has done this to Microsoft, too:
Also, I don't know if Linus Torvalds was really making a joke or not, but he suggested last year that the US government have approached him for introducing a backdoor in Linux, too (he probably said no, if true, otherwise he wouldn't have hinted at it).
FBI has been trying for years to get backdoors in tech company products legalized. What does it tell you when FBI or any other agency asks for lawmakers to make something like this that has been illegal to do - legal? That they've already been doing it for years in an illegal way, no? They probably saw some success with some companies this way, and then decided it's time to get everyone to do it, even those who aren't willing right now.
Avand in vedere ca americanii si multe din tarile vestice sunt impotriva incercarii ITU de a stabili regulile pe Internet, probabil ca ne-am abtinut sau am votat impotriva.
Insa astea fiind spuse, nu stiu nici macar daca am participat la discutii sau daca s-a votat ceva concret.
Astea-s cele mai "clare" articole pe care le-am gasit despre subiect: ars, mashable
Probabil vom afla mai multe in zilele urmatoare.
I seem to remember something not too long ago where the CEO or Verizon, I think it was, said something to the effect of "unlimited is just a word, it doesn't mean anything"
edit: it was the CFO
Here is a Mashable article about using QR codes effectively. Also there you need to look at who you are trying to reach, the highest age group that uses is them is 35-44 according to these statistics.
One other thing is that you don't have to have a QR code lead to your regular website, for example a creative link would be to have it lead to the location of your business on a Google Map. This would be impractical to put this link in regular text but is accessible through the QR code.
Also it doesn't have to be the conventional black and white code, it can include other designs. Here is an example of a service that has some fairly unique QR codes.
I watched a documentary about id Software sometime in the last few months. Their origin is quite amazing.
That said, the "oh, this man made gaming" or "this man was the biggest influence" is a trivial argument. No one person made anything; a series of bright people made everything from the steam engine, aeroplanes, and computers. And gaming isn't WoW every evening; Farmville is as much a game as Battlefield 3 (and when 80 million people play Farmville, it should be considered a game).
Seriously, we are talking about a scary level of dominance here that Google has over search. And yet, Bing is growing in the US while Google usage is declining. No doubt that's due to Microsoft's huge advertising budget, but it's still impressive. So no, Bing hasn't lost and Google hasn't won; nor is the opposite true, either.
Personally, I think Google is a better search engine, so maybe from that standpoint Google is "winning". Let me also put in a caveat, though, and say that I think they've dropped the ball recently (and, more importantly, publicly). And as several examples in business demonstrate, better product != success. Marketing is the stronger factor in play. Brand perception is key.
"Mother kills baby over Farmville interruption".... Yeah.. You'd think she was playing Starcraft or something that needed every bit of your attention.. But Farmville?
It would be prohibitively expensive, and in general practically useless, to keep up-to-date satellite imagery, especially on this scale and in the area where the plane could be. As of 2012, Google had 20.5 PB (20,500 TB) of satellite imagery, and may update imagery as frequently as every two weeks.
It doesn't make much sense to spend all the resources on image capture, transmission, storage, and sorting/filtering for realtime imagery updates, especially on the open ocean. Had all the companies and government agencies had sufficient warning, they might have opted to try for a realtime scan of the total area where the rogue plane might have gone - but even then, coordinating something like that might be nigh unto impossible.
On top of that, only a certain percentage of the active satellites that could actually produce high-res color photos would be in position to take the imagery in the first place; and for those in the right place at the right time, if the weather isn't clear, they're taking multi-megapixel images of clouds. (I'm not aware of any technology that would allow you to see through heavy cloud cover that would give you anything like a photographic look at the surface.)
TL;DR For most commercially available satellite imagery, you're looking at a snapshot anywhere from several weeks to 3+ years old. If current image-capture, transmission, and (especially) storage technology were such that we could just hold onto weeks' worth of daily-snapshot global satellite imagery, it might be feasible to do what you're asking. As it stands, we're dealing with the best available.
It is a pleasure "batching" with all you Cumberbitches
I second eleplur08... Cumberbatch daydreams are the best mood-lifts ever! Thank you
I like that! These ideas are getting me excited! It's been a while since i've had a project i've been excited to work on. I really wanna do this now. I'm going to be brainstorming for the next few days... EEEEE!
Cool. It'll be interesting to see how this sort of thing evolves as similar games are made for current generation hardware, and beyond.
This is a repost, but here's another GTAV "photographer"
I'm by no means a fitness guru, but I helped my girlfriend learn a few weightlifting exercises and she was unable to bench just the bar when we started, but now, only a few months later, she's up to 90 lbs for 3 sets of 10. One of the most important parts of increasing your weight is improving your form. When people start out, they should not lift as much as they can, they should lift as much as they can control until they get a feel for the form. For bench, I do sets of 285, but I still always do a set of 135 for a warm-up to get my form down before I put any real weight on there. I always do a light set for all core exercises that require long motions like squat, shoulder press, deadlift, bench, incline bench, or power cleans, but usually not for smaller movements like bicep and tricep exercises.
Besides, nobody is going to judge you for using light weights. What normal people really judge for in the gym is when people wear clothes that aren't flattering (AKA the girl in the mini yogo shorts and the belly shirt that has no business wearing that stuff or the guy at my old gym who wore 80's basketball shorts with no underwear underneath) or if you're doing something outrageous. Like if you decide to gawk at yourself in the mirror in between every lift, if you slam weights around and grunt and scream while doing a heavy lift, or if you do something really dumb like bench press with a 45 lb plate on one side of the bar and 25 lb plate and 2 10's on the other side.
This is a pretty good representation of things you absolutely <em>should not</em> do at the gym if you don't want to get judged.
Here you go.
> Among the conditions is an agreement by Comcast to follow the FCC’s Open Internet principles, even if a court nullifies the new net neutrality rules the FCC has been crafting.
Lets Give Karen -The bus monitor- H Klein A Vacation!
Raised of $5,000 Goal
Internet’s Favorite Bus Monitor to Get Her $700K+ Tax-Free
You can read more about her here, very interesting that she is Chinese-american. Seems like this Curiosity naming is giving her lot of courage.
She has quite a lot of attention on twitter: [link]
Good for her.
This is the patent, doesn't seem like it could be considered "essential".
On the other hand Apple lost $700M to Nokia last year over essential LTE patents.
Flash is dead on all mobile devices now.
EDIT: for the doubters...
No More Flash
Adobe Won't Support Flash
"Almost every girl." I'm sure there are level headed, attractive people such as yourselves on there, but it's a rarity especially among younger people.
But while on the subject of OKCupid, did you hear about how they hide more attractive users from the less attractive ones? I can't decide if that's horrible, awesome, or just hilarious.
It's odd that you say that. It made me check out digg which I haven't done in many months. This was the link at the top of the page:
Cheezburger Launches 'Meme Animals' Website
It's a codename - it won't ship with the name.
Edit: Mashable decided to adorn the article with a screencap of Buffy on the phone - from The Body!! Idiots. link
hey, thing is its more frequent than that, even in the trailer i saw a few more, I just picked this one out because it was a simple example.
Call of Duty MW was just as guilty of this.
according to this mashable article! , the arab world games market represents a good chunk of money, to repeatedly get something so simple wrong is a missed opportunity IMO.
What the--? I just copypasta'd that straight from the YouTube page!
Huh. Apparently it's YouTube's URL-shortening service, which I didn't know existed till now, but which has been around since the end of 2009. Weird. Guess they're putting it in the "share" field by default now.
The same link, the other way, if it makes you feel better...
According to this article:
> Sales of .xxx domains should begin soon in Q2 2011.
However you might still be hard pressed to land good domains:
> Already, nearly 230,000 URLs have been reserved.
edit: Ars claims that the domains will be limited to the adult entertainment industry (wondering how they'll verify that), and sites with existing .com domains will get first dibs on their own domain.
Chad Smith - RHCP Drummer ...... for further clarification see relevant link:
As a side note ..... that isn't Chad Smith..... or is it?
How's the fit on H&M's "Slim Fit Shirt"? I'm really skinny and I'm looking for some new shirts.
It also appears to be my cake day, yay me!
You could in iTunes as recently as this year, I think. $1 an episode, with similar rules to movie rentals (24 hours to finish once started, etc).
Apple stopped them saying they weren't really being used (or, rather, people preferred purchasing). I'd guess its a combination of people thinking a buck was too much for 22 minutes of entertainment, the advent of Hulu and network websites showing a few recent episodes of shows, and that networks can make a lot more money at $3 an episode to own.
With Hulu actually cash positive, I could see Apple / Google / Amazon / Microsoft try to horn in on that by offering a subscription service to their TV backlog.
It's funny, but we'll probably end up where we are with cable ... Paying monthly bills for content, no matter how much we consume. These bills are a little like insurance—the good shows earn the money to take risks (and most shows are bad). Without that steady stream, individual shows have to "cost" more than they're worth. When they cost so much, companies mistake the high price for lack of interest and we end up where we are now!
According to this article I found, ATT said they sold out in 12 hours. I don't know if Apple announced how long it took for their stock to be sold out.
The US Military has a psychological warfare division. Their job is to engage in psychological operations. The military is know to use Online Persona Management Services to conduct "information operations".
It is entirely possible that Reddit is being manipulated to deliver a form of modern day propaganda message.
Any post which displays:
Is most likely an attempt to create empathy and good feelings about the US Military. You rarely see posts about soldiers killing innocent victims. Soldiers killing each other (friendly fire). Or soldiers revealing their true feelings about the people who live in the country they are occupying (racial slurs, etc.).
Use Critical Thinking!
Propaganda never died. It's alive and well! Think about it.