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.
I pressed the Oilers button and my browser crashed. :(
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).
Stupid girl. She got arrested for this, then actually boasted that she got more twitter followers for it. Follow up articles below.
Limit of 50 would allow a person to try 50 most common passwords:
This would significantly increase a chance of a breach than a lockout after 5 tries.
>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.
Bonus photo. background story. The first female police officer in the US would be hired in LA the next year.
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.
Finally they joke about the Yuuki Yuuki thing themselves (Unless I missed it previously)!
ETA: Also, me this entire episode
Because back then people had to keep physical records, which could be accessed through warrants. Now, they can keep all records on their cell phones, which can be decrypted with warrants. But here's the rub; The ~~supreme~~ court has ruled that being forced it give up your password or passcode is a violation of the 5th amendment, your right against self incrimination. What does that mean? it means that even if the police have a warrant for the stuff on your cell phone, they cannot access it by making you give up your password, though they can decrypt it. However, if encryption reaches the point where it cannot be decrypted and is available to the average person, now this investigation you talk about means nothing? Basically any crime that requires those sorts of records to prove is now impossible to prosecute. Child porn? Not if it's on a password protected drive. Fraud charges based on digital records? Not on an encrypted drive? Emails proving conspiracy to commit murder? Nope. This isn't about investigating, it is about the fact that encryption like this makes investigation of a lot of crimes nearly impossible, because the records are now kept in an unbreakable safe and the person can't be legally compelled to give the combination EVEN WITH A LEGALLY OBTAINED WARRANT.
Edit: My bad, it was a lower court. The point stands for now though.
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 ;) http://www.mobilecrunch.com/2011/03/01/seriously-scary-android-malware-quickly-pulled-from-market/
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 ;)
When it was posted on Reddit, a lot of people of people were accusing Bowie of changing his mind, but that's not really how that stuff works. It's much more likely that whoever is in charge of his publishing made the DMCA claim. The artists themselves aren't always directly involved with the ugly legal side of the music industry.
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...
Those two first films were awesome thanks to Kurtz, who left the films late in Empire Strikes Back.
Total measurable decline in storytelling, after he left.
Back when I was a kid, they had some pretty damn cool toys. I used to have an entire set of transformers that were shaped like fries, a burger and a milkshake, and some others I don't remember.
Here is a list I just found of cool toys they offered at one time or another
Yes this is a downside with 3D printers of that size instead of industrial sized 3D printers
Software is the most likely to change and improve out of everything. Once there's a higher demand (more common, powerful 3D printers) I'm sure we'll see rapid changes to the tools and how common they are.
I feel like this is a facetious point. It could print a drill that scoops out a new floor underground, if you really want to argue. It prints the floors of anything flying or in space or on the ocean.
Those are general purpose robots using a tiny 3D printer, not house-building robots. And look, house-building robots already exist and can print 10 houses a day.
Correct. Not sure how that affects what 3D printers can do. There will always be an industrial version that can make things better. Just because there's a printing press doesn't mean regular printers are useless.
I personally am super excited for what it could bring. I'm trying to imagine the tech ~10 years in the future, and I think there's a possibility they will become as common as microwaves in every home.
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."
Many were, sure, and I'm with you that the barrier for entry is too high.
The thing is, Uber is essentially a taxi service. They try to get around almost all regulation, be it the crap that was shoved in there, or basic common sense laws, by claiming they AREN'T a taxi service.
When you look at things like insurance, background checks, etc., they are an added cost, but many of the regulations are actually common sense. Uber doesn't follow any of that and is able to shove the risks directly to the drivers rather than itself. It's a great money making idea but it is also anti-competitive in it's own way.
Couple that with the shenanigans Uber has been pulling with competing services such as Lyft, and you can see why it has as much negativity as it does.
I am all for less regulations and red-tape where it makes sense, disruptors in established markets are usually not a bad thing. But completely bypassing EVERYTHING, coupled with some of the other things Uber is doing, that's a bit different.
Basically, when you start digging into the stories a little bit, Uber remains a good concept, but has terrible executives and awful tactics.
I am hoping for a happy medium where shitty taxi services are forced to improve (as they have been), as well as Uber improving things on it's end.
>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. http://online.wsj.com/article/SB10001424052970203716204577017993225833050.html
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.
It says >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/
It's on fucking mashable. With an article that indicates that real journalism with asking questions to people and stuff was done: http://mashable.com/2015/01/13/nissan-reddit-ama/
examiner.com on the other hand: "Hopefully next time Nissan will be smart enough to think out their marketing strategy when it comes to Reddit AMA's in the feature and won't resort to lobbing easy questions there own way from accounts that blatantly point to PR stunt. Until then, Nissan's marketing team will have to endure the proverbial "egg on their face" as they attempt to sweep this whole mistake under the PR rug."
Norway passports look amazing. Also some of the reasons I am not going to settle in India is because of the red tape and bureaucracy. Being Indian I am ashamed of it though.
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".
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 )
MLB is a Giant^TM dick when it comes to trademark enforcement. They went after little leagues teams that used names similar to major league teams like the Chatham A's and the Harwich Mariners.
Normally, a cease and desist letter is sufficient to protect a trademark, but MLB feels the need to use federal law enforcement to confiscate a dozen panties. You think a small business would get that kind of service with a federal agency? Yeah right. This is just another example of corporations taking control of the government for their own personal use.
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?
This is related to San Francisco's pioneering bait bike program where they lock high-quality bikes up with GPS trackers and cheap locks, and then arrest people who steal them. Bike theft is rampant here so I think the program is awesome. This being San Francisco, people are already questioning the program as entrapment for the poor. I say fuck that, you steal something you deserve to get arrested. The bikes are locked and these scumbags cut the locks and steal them. They deserve what they get.
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?
I see myself on the scoreboard in pic 4, and I'm all...
But seriously, it was a blast yesterday. If you live in Toronto, and play SC2 at all, definitely come.
Nymeria's wolf pack will come into play in some way:
> "You know, I don’t like to give things away." says Martin, a grin spreading across his face. "But you don’t hang a giant wolf pack on the wall unless you intend to use it."
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/
It is a wig made from her own hair.
edit: that is what I read here, but then on Kimmel last month she said it is a wig from Russia, so I'm not sure which is true.
Previous post was removed for Rule2 or something, because you couldn't buy the shoes NOW, but becaues they were GOING TO BE in 2015.
Here's the link to the new Nike Back to the Future shoes
It can be. There was a test done awhile back where someone uploaded a video to YouTube. Then downloaded it. Uploaded the download and repeat. What ended up happening was the compression that happens every time a file is uploaded started to distort the image until after a couple thousand times it was just a blur of colors and mashed up sound. If I find a link I'll post it. Pretty neat stuff though.
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?
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 would have changed the name and done a total rebranding. Social media was a bust but profiles would have had to stay up since so many bands still had/have active profiles. All active users would have been moved over to the new site with a new name and there would have been a very clear mission statement. Any old employees who had a problem would have been given a severance package and sent on their way since they were all a huge road block when it came to moving away from the old Myspace. I also would have pushed original content from day one since that's what people seemed to like about the new Myspace or at least what got us the most traffic. I would have made a much better launch ad than this piece of shit, one that actually explained what the new site was all about, maybe even not mentioning the old myspace at all even though everyone would have known since we would have had to notify all current users of the change. Finally I would never have launched the new site without iPhone and Android apps. It took us 6 months to get an iPhone app out and over a year for Android, very amateur.
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.
I found a mashable article on it. Sounds like you need to ~~listen to ads and~~ promote the app in order to raise money.
>Charity Miles is an exercise app that works double-time, tracking mileage and raising money for different causes. All users need to do is turn up the volume and go.
>By sponsoring users' runs and rides, the corporations have a unique way to connect with consumers. Users must share their activity on Facebook and Twitter in order for charities to receive donations.
edit: thanks /u/ezra802
When you work in the marketing industry, it's a lot of fun to see what other companies are doing. Especially seeing how far they go to cover their tracks.
They knew posting a video on Reddit was pretty risky since we have places like /r/HailCorporate always looking out (especially after the whole Olive Garden controversy last year) so all the steps they took definitely make sense.
If you know what to look for though, it's really easy to spot.
i'm 40, 160 and my running specialty is marathons and 1/2 marathons. sure thing pete, i can block suh
edit, based on all the following comments i'm a fat midget who runs marathons. fuck it
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.
The reason Russians have dash cams is because their country is very corrupt.
It has nothing to do with freedom.
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.
From the same thread in /r/gifs, I really like this picture