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Chris Ratcliffe/Bloomberg The Google Inc. Mobile Wallet application for cardless payment is displayed on a smartphone screen at the Mobile World Congress in Barcelona, Spain, on Feb. 29, 2012. Google Inc. (GOOG) is weighing changes aimed at improving its Google Wallet mobile-payment system following slow adoption and the departure of two key managers, according to people with knowledge of the project. Nov. 3 (Bloomberg) -- Bloomberg's Rich Jaroslovsky reviews Google Inc.'
Dear 8th Graders, I’m sorry. (llustration: David McLiman) I didn’t know. I spent last night perusing the 150-plus pages of grading materials provided by the state in anticipation of reading and evaluating your English Language Arts Exams this morning.
Facebook has taken a stand against what it calls a "distressing increase" in reports of employers demanding the Facebook passwords of employees and job applicants. One such report came from the Associated Press this week, which detailed cases of interviewers asking applicants for Facebook usernames and passwords, a clear invasion of privacy if we've ever heard of one. Employers examining applicants' and employees' activity on social media networks isn't new—but typically it is restricted to what information users have made publicly available to everyone.
Last week, RIAA CEO Cary Sherman confirmed that the country's largest ISPs will voluntarily roll out by July 1 a "graduated response" program aimed at discouraging unauthorized downloading. A Memorandum of Understanding published last summer outlines the program, which was developed without user feedback . Under the new system, a rightsholder accusing an ISP subscriber of infringment will trigger a series of ever- increasing consequences . The responses are graduated in the sense that they escalate after each accusation, beginning with steps aimed at educating users about copyright and culminating in the Orwellian-sounding "mitigation measures" -- bandwidth throttling or account suspension. As we said last year, this deal is tilted against subscribers . That's not surprising, given that no one solicited subscriber input in advance.
Fabrizio Costantini for The New York Times Ross Martin, left, of Viacom's creative strategy unit, is working with General Motors to help revive interest in cars among young consumers. Mr. Martin and John McFarland of Chevrolet are shown in G.M.'s headquarters in Detroit. But on a chilly afternoon here last month he managed to attract a few odd looks as he walked across the 24th floor of ’ global headquarters.
Yes and No. As Ray defines the Singularity (An Ongoing Process of exponential change that is a continuum resulting in a state-change in the mode of Human existence and the change in definition of what we call Human, just as a start), it is not a religion. As many others who are recognized as authorities on the Singularity it is not a religion (but many of them will include things that are unconsciously religious). But to most of those who call themselves "Singulatarians," whether they like it or not, it is a Religion (whether they know it or not). They use it as a Proxy for Theistic Religion with its promises of Eternal Life and of a Future Rapture, which will arrive at a set point in the future for which there will be growing signs (prophecies) of this coming "Singularity." And after this Rapture they will live in a Magical Utopian Paradise where every whim may be fulfilled.
Richard O’Dwyer, the UK-based ex-administrator of the video linking website TVShack will be extradited to the US to face copyright infringement charges. Despite public outrage Home Secretary Theresa May approved the extradition order today. The 23-year-old student has never visited United States, but now faces several years in a US prison.
Delta , or the 'fourth' quadra , includes LSE , EII , IEE , and SLI . Reinin caracterises this quadra as Judicious, Serious, and Aristocratic. Dominant elements Grouping together the elements of the Ego blocks of the Delta Quadra types, we get a picture of what aspects of life Delta Quadra types strive to bring to the forefront of life, as well as the kind of group atmosphere and lifestyle they pursue. blocked with
Gamma , or the 'third' quadra , includes the types SEE , ILI , LIE , and ESI . The Reinin traits that distinguish Gamma from other quadras are " decisive ," " serious ," and " democratic ." Dominant elements
Beta , or the 'second' quadra , includes EIE , LSI , SLE , and IEI . According to the Reinin dichotomies , Beta Quadra is ' Decisive ,' ' Merry ,' and ' Aristocratic .' Dominant elements The dominant IM elements of the Beta Quadra are , and .
Alpha , or the 'first' quadra , includes ILE , SEI , ESE , and LII . Reinin characterizes this quadra as Judicious, Merry, and Democratic. Dominant elements Grouping together the elements of the Ego blocks of the Alpha Quadra types, we get a picture of what aspects of life Alpha Quadra types strive to bring to the forefront of life, as well as the kind of group atmosphere and lifestyle they pursue.
What lies beneath? The crescent of Europa rises against the darkness of space in this Voyager image of the icy moon. The criss-crossing surface features known as lineae and extensive areas of chaotic terrain are thought to be indicative of a subsurface ocean. (Voyager Project, JPL, NASA, Copyright: Calvin J. Hamilton (1996)) Jupiter’s icy moon Europa has been of interest to astronomers for hundreds of years, and to planetary scientists since it was first imaged by the Pioneer spacecraft in the 1970s.
Here is the machine translation of one of Stratievskaya 's well-known type descriptions - the Logical Intuitive Introtim (LII) . If you can improve the translation and wording, please do so. Ego block Introverted logic "validity - my craft" "a representative of this type always passionate champion for the validity. It considers that everything in the world must be logically and, therefore, it is correct.
Here is the translation of one of Filatova 's type descriptions - the SLI . Sensory-Logical Introvert SLI – ISTp – Gaben (Artisan) Installation of the consciousness in the leading bloc: for the SLI everything in the world must be harmonious, proportional and balanced; the best way to achieve this is through aesthetical, qualitative activity. Descriptions of the strong functions:
Here is the machine translation of one of Filatova 's type descriptions - the IEE . If you can improve the translation and wording, please do so. Intuitive-Ethical Extrovert IEE – ENFp – Huxley (Instigator) Installation of the consciousness in the leading bloc: the IEE: importance is place on what’s most interesting and gripping – in these they see potential possibilities and promising trends, both in human society and in the sphere of production, and organize people towards realizing these possibilities.