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The Relationship Between Facebook and Privacy: It's Really Complicated: Tech News « The tension between Facebook and its users — and governments, and advocacy groups — over privacy is one of the biggest thorns in the company’s side right now, as it tries to balance the demands of the network (and of advertisers) with the desires of users, and with the law. And all of this is taking place in an environment where the very meaning of what is “private” and what is “public” is being redefined, by Facebook and other online giants such as Google, and even users themselves sometimes can’t decide what information they want to share with the world and what they don’t. Over the past few weeks, the social network has been caught at the center of a privacy maelstrom, with consumer groups attacking it — 15 of them filed a formal letter of complaint with the Federal Trade Commission late yesterday — senators sending threatening letters, and growing numbers of users canceling or deactivating their accounts over privacy concerns. And privacy?
Let's Make Robots! If you have purchased an "Instant Robot" shield, you can find a project using that shield here. If you prefer the instructions in a single PDF, Dominic / Servello has made this nice PDF to download - Thanks :) Welcome :) Everything here is so easy, that after you have gone through it, you can make a robot in a couple of hours. Why can't you do that now? Here’s Why You’re Still Single Based On Your Myers-Briggs Personality Type You’re single because: You have a savior complex and keep going for wounded people who can’t properly love you back. You’ll get into a relationship when: You’re finally attracted to someone who has his or her shit together and doesn’t need to be bullied into a relationship. You’re single because: You’re having way too much fun sleeping around. You’ll get into a relationship when: You start feeling bad about how long your ISFJ hookup has been doing your laundry for you, at which point you’ll finally ask them out. You’re single because: You have impossibly high standards and you’d probably just marry yourself if it were legal. You’ll get into a relationship when: You decide that it is practical to do so, at which point you will assess potential suitors for mate value and propose to the most logical subject.
Internet censorship Internet censorship is the control or suppression of what can be accessed, published, or viewed on the Internet. It may be carried out by governments or by private organizations at the behest of government, regulators, or on their own initiative. Individuals and organizations may engage in self-censorship for moral, religious, or business reasons, to conform to societal norms, due to intimidation, or out of fear of legal or other consequences. H Factor : Hypermedia Types The H Factor of a media-type is a measurement of the level of hypermedia support and sophistication of a media-type. H Factor values can be used to compare and contrast media types in order to aid in selecting the proper media-type(s) for your implementation. H-Factor values are made up of two parts, each with their own set of factors: [MCA: Is this a complete list? overkill?] By checking each hypermedia element in media-type for each of the identified factors, one can arrive at the composite 'H Factor' for the target media type. Example H Factor Charts
How to Dual-boot Linux and Windows (on a PC with Windows 7 already installed) Prerequisites: 1. A PC running Windows 7, with at least 30 GB of free hard-drive space. 2. A CD/DVD burner and blank CD/ DVD or a USB drive with a capacity of 1GB or more 3. An external Harddrive big enough to backup your Windows installation 4. Administrative access to the PC 5.
Launching a Nonprofit News Site There's been an explosion in the number of nonprofit news sites, and now you're considering joining this exciting movement. Here's a word of caution: You won't just be doing journalism. You will be an employer, a manager, a grants writer, a negotiator and sometimes a bookkeeper. You'll have a steep learning curve.
A Complete Guide to Progressive Enhancement For years, web designers have been using graceful degradation principles to make sure visitors in older browsers can at least see the content on their websites, even if they don’t see it exactly how the designer intended. Graceful degradation let designers design for the newest and best browsers without completely alienating those using older browser versions. And just because those with older browsers often got a less-than-optimal user experience didn’t deter designers from placing their focus squarely on the newest technologies and techniques, rationalizing that those using older browsers were either used to it or should just upgrade. Progressive enhancement gives us a better option. Rather than focusing on browser technologies and support, PE focuses on content. As most designers would certainly agree, content is the most important part of virtually any website project.
Here’s What You Should Do For A First Date Based On Your Myers-Briggs Personality Type Everyone looks the most attractive when they’re in their element. And for many of the sixteen Myers-Briggs personality types, dinner and a movie just isn’t their element. Here are sixteen unique first date ideas that will highlight your natural strengths, based on your type. Bonus points if you figure out your date’s type and choose THEIR ideal activity. ISFP – Go to a flea market or bazaar. Exclusive: Google, CIA Invest in ‘Future’ of Web Monitoring The investment arms of the CIA and Google are both backing a company that monitors the web in real time — and says it uses that information to predict the future. The company is called Recorded Future, and it scours tens of thousands of websites, blogs and Twitter accounts to find the relationships between people, organizations, actions and incidents — both present and still-to-come. In a white paper, the company says its temporal analytics engine “goes beyond search” by “looking at the ‘invisible links’ between documents that talk about the same, or related, entities and events.” The idea is to figure out for each incident who was involved, where it happened and when it might go down. Recorded Future then plots that chatter, showing online “momentum” for any given event. “The cool thing is, you can actually predict the curve, in many cases,” says company CEO Christopher Ahlberg, a former Swedish Army Ranger with a PhD in computer science.
Things That Cannot Change [This post is by Dianne Hackborn, whose fingerprints can be found all over the Android Application Framework — Tim Bray] Sometimes a developer will make a change to an application that has surprising results when installed as an update to a previous version — shortcuts break, widgets disappear, or it can’t even be installed at all. There are certain parts of an application that are immutable once you publish it, and you can avoid surprises by understanding them.