12/6/5 - 12/6/13
Cross-posted on the Google Lat Long Blog For the last decade we’ve obsessed over building great maps for our users—maps that are totally comprehensive (we’re shooting for literally the whole world), ever more accurate and incredibly easy to navigate. Comprehensiveness It’s a pretty limited search engine that only draws from a subset of sources. In the same way, it’s not much of a map that leaves you stranded the moment you step off the highway or visit a new country. Over the last few years we’ve been building a comprehensive base map of the entire globe—based on public and commercial data, imagery from every level (satellite, aerial and street level) and the collective knowledge of our millions of users. Today, we’re taking another step forward with our Street View Trekker.
Online shopping is great for many reasons, but most of all it’s a convenient and fast way to turn your intent to buy that new pair of running shoes, for example, into an actual purchase. But shoppers tell us they’re often nervous about buying from online stores they don’t know. We created the free Google Trusted Stores program to help solve this problem.
Cross-posted from the Google Enterprise blog . Editor's note: Hangouts On Air are live video chats, interviews, or performances that are broadcast to Google+. We’ll host these broadcasts from time to time on the Google Enterprise Google+ page to give you the inside scoop on our business and products.
When we wrapped up our recent Pwnium event, we praised the creativity of the submissions and resolved to provide write-ups on how the two exploits worked. We already covered Pinkie Pie’s submission in a recent post, and this post will summarize the other winning Pwnium submission: an amazing multi-step exploit from frequent Chromium Security Reward winner Sergey Glazunov. From the start, one thing that impressed us about this exploit was that it involved no memory corruption at all. It was based on a so-called “Universal Cross-Site Scripting” (or UXSS) bug. The UXSS bug in question ( 117226 ) was complicated and actually involved two distinct bugs: a state corruption and an inappropriate firing of events.
People turn to search when they’re looking for answers and information, and sometimes what they want to know is on other people’s minds as well. You can learn a lot about what’s happening around the country or catch wind of a breaking news story by looking at what others are searching for. With Hot Searches in Google Trends , you can see a list of the fastest rising search terms in the U.S. for a snapshot of what’s on the public’s collective mind.
During these last few weeks, the Chrome Web Store team has been focused on launching the store in more countries and building some new features for developers that can help them reach and engage with more users. New Countries We recently launched the Chrome Web Store in six additional countries: Turkey, Ukraine, Egypt, Saudi Arabia, Morocco and the United Arab Emirates.
A hoodie is not just a hoodie.
Melanism is an undue development of dark-colored pigment in the skin or its appendages and is the opposite of albinism. The word ‘melanism’ is deduced from a Greek word that means black pigment. Pseudo-melanism, also called abundism, is another variant of pigmentation, characterized by dark spots or enlarged stripes, which cover a large part of the body of the animal making it appear melanistic. Melanism related to the process of adaptation is called adaptive.
Keyboard shortcuts; There are many we can not live without, whatever the operating system is. They help you get things done faster, saves time and effort, or a few mouse clicks There are many keyboard shortcuts for Google Chrome that I love. I am trying to list the top 10 of them here, considering they are the most useful keyboard shortcuts for any Chrome user. If you have any cool shortcuts to share, which is not listed here, please drop a comment so that others can make use of it! (Thanks Dan , you made me think of this post!)
1. Grid Align all elements to a grid .
It actually happened. We made our $20,000 fundraising goal by 8pm EST on December 17, 2011. I'm telling you, our friends and family are stellar. People were giving us shout-outs left and right all day. We gained about 25% of our backers in the last 24 hours of the campaign: friends of friends, friends of friends of friends, even some random Kickstarter wanderers. We also had a lot of our backers upping their pledges at the end, and at the last 30 minutes, the pledges were coming in like crazy.
Iron caltrop used in Vietnam. A caltrop (also known as caltrap , galtrop , cheval trap , galthrap , galtrap , [ 1 ] calthrop , crow's foot [ 2 ] [ 3 ] ) is an antipersonnel weapon made up of two or more sharp nails or spines arranged in such a manner that one of them always points upward from a stable base (for example, a tetrahedron ). Caltrops served to slow down the advance of horses , war elephants , and human troops. They were said to be particularly effective against the soft feet of camels . [ 4 ] In more modern times, caltrops are used against wheeled vehicles with pneumatic tires .
At present, what is the most environmentally friendly way to deal with a human body after they die? Soon, I'll start to get my house in order and put together a will, medical directive, and anything else I need to related to dying and death (oh, fun!). I would like to not put a financial burden on whomever takes care of my affairs, but would also like to have some ideas about what to do (or others would do) when my time on earth is up, and after any body parts I can give have been donated. What funerary/burial methods are most "environmentally friendly?"
A pole of inaccessibility marks a location that is the most challenging to reach owing to its remoteness from geographical features that could provide access. Often it refers to the most distant point from the coastline. The term describes a geographic construct, not an actual physical phenomenon. Subject to varying definitions, it is of interest mostly to explorers .