Telling a computer what to do using a coding language which both you and it understand is quite a simple idea, though sometimes technically complex to actually perform. But, how do the elementary components of that coding language get made
Associated Press:Another Card System Hack at Supervalu, Albertsons … NEW YORK (AP) — Card data of Supervalu and Albertsons shoppers may be at risk in another hack, the two supermarket companies said Monday. — The
Phil Goldstein / FierceWireless:Neustar, slated to lose federal number-portability contract to Telecordia, claims bid did not include sufficient security requirements — Neustars lobbying for key number-portability contract gets boost from Michael Chertoff — Neustars lobbying
Ben Sisario / New York Times:Judge Rules Against Grooveshark in Copyright Infringement Case — In the music industrys second big legal victory in a week, a federal judge in New York ruled on Monday that
Wall Street Journal:SoftBank, DreamWorks Animation Talks Cool — Two Sides Still Could Renew Talks or Agree on a Content Partnership — SoftBank Corp.s discussions to acquire DreamWorks Animation SKG Inc.
Yevgeniy Sverdlik / Data Center Knowledge:Cisco adds 30 companies to Intercloud initiative, commits $1B to loan to buyers of its gear — Thirty Companies Buy Into Ciscos ACI-Dependent Cloud of Clouds — Cisco has secured
David Kravets / Ars Technica:CEO of StealthGenie arrested on charges of designing spyware app for stalkers — Spyware executive arrested, allegedly marketed mobile app for “stalkers” — The chief executive officer of a mobile spyware
Ryan Mac / Forbes:Zalando Worth $6.8 Billion After Pricing IPO At More Than $27 A Share — Zalando, Europes largest online-only fashion retailer priced shares on Monday at $27.28 (21.50 Euros) for its upcoming initial
A photo of an American journalist beheaded by Islamic State militants will be removed from an ad campaign in New York that some have castigated as anti-Islam. Sponsored by the American Freedom Defense Initiative, the ad shows a picture of
(Reuters) - New York Mayor Bill de Blasio plans to expand the citys living wage measure to include thousands of additional workers, as well as increase the amount workers are paid under the law, the New York Times reported on
The intruder who broke into the White House this month made it beyond the front door and past an armed guard, then ran about 100 feet inside, much farther than previously disclosed, a federal law enforcement official said Monday.Authorities say
Rockers Black Sabbath are planning to record their last album and embark on a final tour next year.The hitmakers reunited in 2012 for a series of gigs and released a well-received new album, titled 13, last year.
This summer, seemingly everyone you had ever met began taking the “Ice Bucket Challenge” and uploading the results to social media. The rules were simple: donate money to finding a cure to ALS or dump a bucket of ice water
The Sociophobia of the Republican Party. When a group of Homophobes, Xenophobes, and Gynophobic males takes control of the Party...what do you expect is going to happen? Theyve lost the Women, Latino, Gay, and Youth vote...they never had the Black vote.
A lot of people on the Left eagerly watch and applaud Maher’s HBO show on which he generally rakes Republicans over the coals. But on his latest program, it was the Democrats who got burned. Maher ripped apart the Dems
Daji Sani No fewer than 540 houses were completely destroyed in the villages of Kubi and Watu of Michika local government area of Adamawa state by the dreaded members of Boko Haram in a fresh attack Monday .Eyewitness in one
Prime Minister Netanyahu wasn’t at his worst in his annual address to the United Nations General Assembly on Monday, but he wasn’t at his very best either. His delivery was impeccable, as usual, but the content seemed faded and sometimes
TEL AVIV, Israel (AP) — It used to be that if you wanted to join one of the worlds most secretive espionage organizations you had to sneak into a foreign embassy, answer a cryptic newspaper ad or show up in
McCain predicted nothing. There is a strong possibility that in his famous photo with the “moderate Syrian rebels,” he was posing with allies of the Islamic State. Now that there is abundant evidence that the Free Syrian Army is anything
It is painful to see such an unAmerican person be elevated in the public discourse of our secular country. If you wanted to find a more pronounced way to be more against and in violation of the ideals of the
U.S. District Judge Thomas Griesa in Manhattan, who is overseeing lawsuits over bonds the South American nation repudiated in 2001, said today that such a move is “illegal and cannot be carried out.” He said the plan violates his orders
...But while Justice Elena Kagan wanted to uphold Economus’ ruling after she received the states request for a stay, it was clear today that the five conservative justices – Chief Justice John Roberts, and Justices Anthony Kennedy, Antonin Scalia, Clarence
A dog mysteriously stuck in a drain for days was rescued on Wednesday in the city of Guiyang in southwest China. People passing by said they realized the little animal was trapped underground when they heard it barking.
Shaheed Brown was arrested in Newark on Saturday and charged with the July 12 slaying of a Ewing man in Trenton. Anthony Callow, the defense attorney for Shaheed Brown, 30, entered a not guilty plea on behalf of his client
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Two men have been sentenced to death and another to life imprisonment for killing a pro-government Muslim cleric in Chinas far-western city of Kashgar, state media said Monday. A court in Kashgar on Sunday convicted Gheni Hasan and Nurmemet Abidilimit
To insert individual citation into a bibliography in a word-processor, select your preferred citation style below and drag-and-drop it into the document. Over the past decade, two-photon microscopy has successfully made the transition from the laser laboratory into a true
Authorities said a police officer was shot Saturday night in Ferguson, the scene of racial unrest in the wake of the August shooting death of an unarmed black 18-year-old by a white police officer. St. Louis County Police spokesman Brian
In 2003, the first meta-analysis of double-blind, randomised controlled trials was carried out in Japana in order to determine the efficacy of diazepam as an anxiolytic drug, or anti-anxiety agent. The purpose of the study was to determine whether or
I suspect, however, that many people need more convincing on the point or have never really thought about it - after all we take electricity for granted. So I downloaded a whole bunch of data from the World Bank and
On Tuesday, Hopkins County sheriffs deputies arrested Fernando Sosa-Pintor, 51, after a search reportedly turned up more than 700 child pornographic videos with Spanish titles on his computer . He apparently began downloading the videos as soon as he got
A driver for ride-sharing company Uber is accused of striking a passenger in the head with a hammer during a dispute over the route he was taking, the San Francisco District Attorneys office said Friday. Patrick Karajah, 26, picked up
Joan Rivers doctor, Gwen Korovin, was subpoenaed in a $67 million wrongful death lawsuit filed by the family of comedian John Ritter, Radar reported Wednesday. Korovin, an ear, nose and throat specialist, allegedly refused service, claiming she had never treated
An army officer and seven soldiers have been detained in connection with the killing of 22 people in rural southern Mexico, authorities announced late Thursday. The Mexican Defense Department said in a statement that the eight were involved in the
Artists make art for themselves. Art is an honest expression. Artists who pander to their fans by trying to make music for their fans make empty, transparent art. The true fan does not want you to make music for them,
Photographer Robert Bösch works with Swiss mountaineering brand Mammut and teams of climbers to produce elaborate and visually stunning Alpine works. His most recent endeavor is the 150 year commemoration of the Matterhorns first ascent. Peta Pixel features a gallery
Monster Legacy, a blog trying to delve into the secrets of the making of Movie Monsters, presents Subterranean Terror, an in depth look at the creature effects of the greatest Precambrian sandworm horror-comedy franchise of all time. Part I: Tremors
Inherent Vice trailer: Inherent Vice is the seventh feature from Paul Thomas Anderson and the first film adaptation of a Thomas Pynchon novel.When P.I. Doc Sportellos ex-old lady shows up with a story about her current billionaire land developer boyfriend
Five years ago this month, African-American lesbian Mitrice Richardson disappeared after being released from Los Angeles County Sheriff custody in Malibu in the middle of the night. A year later, her body was discovered; the initial investigation, was later found
A new(ish) podcast from the QI elves, No Such Thing As A Fish serves up a delicious selection of facts, including that someone in Japan has patented curry, that certain octopuses eat their own arms when stressed and that a
The Sound So Loud That It Circled the Earth Four Times. It was 10:02 AM local time when the sound emerged from the island of Krakatoa, which sits between Java and Sumatra in Indonesia. It was heard 1,300 miles away
A team of researchers, including University of Edinburgh paleontologist Stephen Brusatte and Swarthmore College Associate Professor of Statistics Steve C. Wang, cataloging 853 skeletal characteristics in 150 dinosaurs and analyzing the rate at which these characters change, and they found
In order to promote her new book, Lena Dunham has elected to engage in some AFPesque labor exploitation:Last month, the writer, actor and producer Lena Dunham started an ambitious project. Nearly 600 people responded to an open call for video
Drinking the Undrinkable Asian Snake Wine Snake wine is a medicinal beverage usually produced and consumed in Southeast Asia and southern China. Its been drunk for nearly 3,000 years and, according to Traditional Chinese Medicine
The perpetrators of the crime have never been found, and thats due in part to the ease in which they were able to kill seven random people. All that was involved was taking a bottle off the shelf, opening it,
On Friday, ATCSCC Advisory 20 of 26-Sep-2014 went out. When operators, controllers and airport managers saw the title, a gasp of disbelief was heard. The problem was simple enough to state in three words, and complex enough to cancel thousand
Ebola and the Construction of Fear by Karen Sternheimer (Everyday Sociology)Sociologist Barry Glassner, author of The Culture of Fear: Why Americans are Afraid of the Wrong Things, explains how misguided panics are not just benign opportunities to prevent something horrible,
To kick-off its 26th season, The Simpsons handed the couch opening gag to cult animator Don Hertzfeldt (previously) who transformed Our Favorite Family into a surreal nightmare vision of the far future.
UVA Hospital employee and former Charlottesville cab driver Jesse Matthew has just been linked to the September 2014 disappearance of UVA student Hannah Graham, the unsolved rape and murder of Morgan Harrington, whose body was discovered on a farm outside
Meet the people hanging out in Times Square late at night. Over 330,000 people pass through Times Square every day. Here you can see the Times Square eccentrics in the 90s before the corporations took over.
Diagnosed with terminal cancer two years ago, and given only months to live, Sam Simon is still alive and still racing to spend the fortune he made as co-creator of The Simpsons on causes he loves, whether he is rescuing