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Marriott hotels plans to block personal wifi hotspots. The hotel chain petitioned the FCC for changes that could let venues shut down personal networks.

Marriott hotels plans to block personal wifi hotspots

Microsoft, Google, and the cell industry are opposed. Marriott is fighting for its right to block personal or mobile Wi-Fi hotspots—and claims that it’s for our own good. The hotel chain and some others have a petition before the FCC to amend or clarify the rules that cover interference for unlicensed spectrum bands. They hope to gain the right to use network-management tools to quash Wi-Fi networks on their premises that they don’t approve of. In its view, this is necessary to ensure customer security and to protect children. The petition, filed in August and strewn with technical mistakes, has received a number of formally filed comments from large organizations in recent weeks.

But there are big guns in opposition, including Google, Microsoft, and the cell industry’s trade group, the CTIA. Anyone can comment on this matter—click Submit a Filing—not only giant companies. I got 14 out of 15: You're a grammar pro! Dobiasd/articles. Austen spoilers. How Guy Fawkes Inadvertently Created The Word 'Guy' En.wikipedia.orgGuy Fawkes burns in effigy.

How Guy Fawkes Inadvertently Created The Word 'Guy'

Four hundred and eight years ago, a Catholic plot to blow up the British Houses of Lords and with it the King of England failed completely. Although a non-event, the attempted bombing had a huge legacy. How Bourbon is Made. BAHFest West 2014 - Matt Inman: Jibbers Crabst. Stranded passengers hop out of a plane to give it a shove. Thomas Blomseth Christiansen is not an ordinary geek.

Stranded passengers hop out of a plane to give it a shove

FreeBSD Foundation Announces Generous Donation and Fundraising Milestone. The FreeBSD Foundation is pleased to announce it has received a $1,000,000 donation from Jan Koum, CEO and Co-Founder of WhatsApp.

FreeBSD Foundation Announces Generous Donation and Fundraising Milestone

This marks the largest single donation to the Foundation since its inception almost 15 years ago, and serves as another example of someone using FreeBSD to great success and then giving back to the community. Find out more about Jan's reasons for donating below. We're now in the process of working together as a team to decide how best to use this gift to serve the FreeBSD community. Things Fitting Perfectly Into Other Things. The cloud collective uses suburban viaduct to cultivate algae - designboom. Oct 31, 2014.

the cloud collective uses suburban viaduct to cultivate algae - designboom

Australia's peak research body releases free boffinware for all. Updated with video Australia's Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation (CSIRO), which lists the formative work behind WiFi among its successes, wants to boost researcher productivity, and has published a free-for-boffins scientific tool called "Workspace" to help.

Australia's peak research body releases free boffinware for all

Workspace is designed be a generic environment for researchers, on the one hand providing a collaborative workflow for things like scientific modelling with multiple inputs, while also making it easy for researchers to provide visualisation of their outputs. As the agency's Dr John Taylor explains in the agency's announcement, researchers running their data through HPC environments can often find that their own manual processes, rather than the computers, become the bottlenecks. “Researchers operate within similar workflows,” he says, “sourcing data, analysing it, processing it … Very often, this involves a number of manual repetitive steps.”

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Nvidia sinks moon landing hoax using virtual light

So when Nvidia, the leader in high-end graphics processing units (GPUs) for PC gaming, wanted to show off a lighting feature of its new GeForce GTX 970 and 980 cards, it found its inspiration in the sky. "Global illumination is the hardest task to solve as a game company," Scott Herkelman, Nvidia's GeForce general manager, said in an interview. "Virtual point lights don't do a bad job when the environment stays the same, but a game developer has to fake shadows, fake's a labor-intensive process. " The Chemicals Behind the Colours of Autumn Leaves. Click to enlarge With autumn looming on the horizon, the leaves on some trees have already begun the transition towards the vibrant hues of autumn.

The Chemicals Behind the Colours of Autumn Leaves

Whilst this change may outwardly seem like a simple one, the many vivid colours are a result of a range of chemical compounds, a selection of which are detailed here. Before discussing the different compounds that lead to the colours of autumn leaves, it’s worth discussing how the colours of these compounds originate in the first place. To do this we need to examine the chemical bonds they contain – these can be either single bonds, which consist of one shared pair of electrons between adjacent atoms, or double bonds, which consist of two shared pairs of electrons between adjacent atoms. The colour causing molecules in autumn leaves contain systems of alternating double and single bonds – this is referred to as conjugation. LAPD handcuffs black actress for kissing white husband.

My wife has kissed me in front of Studio Police, CA and she wasn't handcuffed.

LAPD handcuffs black actress for kissing white husband

So why did they handcuff and detain Daniele Watts for kissing her boyfriend? Watts' husband, Brian Lucas, who is white, answered the question on Facebook: 160. EDGAR ALBERT GUEST: It couldn't be done. Have I been pwned? Check if your email has been compromised in a data breach. Pseudoscorpion.

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Mobile Sensors Exploitation

The resulting signals contain only very low-frequency information (< 200 Hz). Nevertheless we show, using signal processing and machine learning, that this information is sufficient to identify speaker information and even parse speech. Since iOS and Android require no special permissions to access the gyro, our results show that apps and active web content that cannot access the microphone can nevertheless eavesdrop on speech in the vicinity of the phone. Full USENIX'14 talk: Full paper: On USENIX Security website (23rd USENIX Security Symposium (USENIX Security 14)) Local copy: Gyrophone: Recognizing Speech From Gyroscope Signals Git repository on The repository contains the Android application and the Matlab code.

Download Android Application (for sampling the gyroscope): gyromic.apk. OpenGL 4.5 released—with one of Direct3D’s best features. The Khronos Group today released OpenGL 4.5, the newest version of the industry standard 3D programming API. The new version contains a mix of features designed to make developers' lives easier and to improve performance and reliability of OpenGL applications. The group also issued a call for participation in its next generation OpenGL initiative. Amid growing interest in "low-level" APIs, such as AMD's Mantle and Microsoft's forthcoming Direct3D 12 specification, Khronos is working on its own vendor-neutral, cross-platform API to give developers greater low-level control and to extract more performance from 3D hardware. The big feature in OpenGL 4.5 is Direct State Access (DSA). Toucan meets traffic cam in Brazil. 40+ Cake Baking Tips & Tricks.

Here is a large assortment of tips I’ve accumulated over the years. Keep in mind different recipes will provide different results, but overall I’ve found these do noticeably improve most recipes or make things easier. Some recipes success depend on a specific ingredient or action. Catan. Lame Claim to Fame. The master of parody is poking fun at our fascination with celebrity in his new clip from Mandatory Fun. Weird Al Yankovic won the Internet this week. To promote his 14th studio release Mandatory Fun (currently Amazon’s #1 selling album), he’s been rolling out eight new music videos over the course of eight days.

There’s a grammatical parody of Robin Thicke (“Word Crimes”); a conspiratorial food riff on Lorde (“Foil”); a practical parody of Iggy Azalea (“Handy”); and a fashion-unconscious take on Pharrell Williams (“Tacky”). Debunking Roasted Marshmallow Kahlua Shots. Maybe you've seen this photo pimpin' around Facebook, Pinterest, and other social media sites: "Weird Al" Yankovic - Word Crimes. 18 Empowering Illustrations to Remind Everyone Who's Really in Charge of Women's Bodies. Image Credit: Carol Rossetti When Brazilian graphic designer Carol Rossetti began posting colorful illustrations of women and their stories to Facebook, she had no idea how popular they would become. Make birth control pills available over the counter. This week’s Supreme Court decision favoring Hobby Lobby’s religious rights over the ability of its employees to access a full range of birth control options is a bad one, but it’s also a catalyst for change.

Supporters of employer-paid birth control rally in front of the Supreme Court before the decision in Burwell v. Hobby Lobby Stores was announced June 30, 2014 in Washington, DC. (Photo by Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images) One way to get around the politics of the Affordable Care Act is to make birth control as accessible and affordable as possible to all women, regardless of whether they have insurance coverage. About. We love books. Oldest known poo samples prove Neanderthals ate vegetables. Scottish wedding mishap. Play an adorable pixel art recreation of Star Trek. If you love Star Trek, you’ll love Pixel Trek, a recreation of the beloved TV series in adorable, playable pixel art. Pixel Trek is a small web-based game that allows you to explore the Spaceship Enterprise freely.

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