Lawyers acting for Barrett Brown, the activist-journalist facing more than 100 years in prison for having posted a hyperlink to hacked material, have called for his case to be dismissed on grounds that it violates his First Amendment rights to free speech and would chill the internet.
Brown, 32, is being held in Texas ahead of two scheduled trials on 28 April and 19 May. He is charged with a total of 17 counts in three separate indictments relating to his work uncovering online surveillance.
The main allegation against him – spanning 12 counts - is that he posted a hyperlink on an internet chat room to a website containing material hacked from the private intelligence firm Strategic Forecasting, Inc, (Stratfor). The hack included email addresses of 860,000 Stratfor subscribers as well as 60,000 credit card details.
While traveling abroad, my iPhone cable stopped working so my 5s died completely, Glarznak wrote in his post on Reddit. I frequently use Argus to track my steps (highly recommended if you have any health bands or accessories) since it takes advantage of the M7 chip built into the phone. Once I got back from my vacation and charged the phone, I was surprised to see that Argus displayed a number of steps for the 4 days that my phone was dead.
His conclusion was fairly apropos: I’m both incredibly impressed and slightly terrified.
So Ham can’t have it both ways: on the one hand claiming that empirical evidence supports a historical claim of (supernatural) creation, and on the other that creation has been arbitrarily and a priori ruled out by textbook definitions of science.
I looked in their eyes, and they just started shaking their heads — like, finally, he came out,” Mr. Sam said Sunday in an interview with The New York Times, the first time he had spoken publicly about his sexual orientation.
Mr. Sam, a senior listed at 6 feet 2 inches and 260 pounds, went on to a stellar season as Missouri finished 12-2 and won the Cotton Bowl. He was a first-team all-American and was named the defensive player of the year in the Southeastern Conference, widely considered the top league in college football. Teammates voted him Missouri’s most valuable player.
I sincerely hope that the professional sports world can make this a proud moment upon which we will look favorably. Equality for all.
Apple is looking to hire an Exercise Physiologist to oversee cardiovascular fitness and energy expenditure tests at its main headquarters campus. The new position was posted to the company’s job board today (via 9to5Mac).
Design and run user studies related to cardiovascular fitness & energy expenditure, including calories burned, metabolic rate, aerobic fitness level measurement/tracking and other key physiological measurements.
Candidate will be knowledgeable about the physiological effects being measured and how to avoid potential inaccuracy and experimental error due DOE flaws and/or reference monitor (i.e. metabolic cart, etc.) usage issues.
The role will need to apply relevant knowledge to the design of products and their testing/validation through user studies.
I will be the first in line. I love the imaginative faux-to-types.
Italian lower-league side score eight own-goals in final 10 mins of Coppa tie
An Italian lower-league side from the Eccellenza Sicilia league (i.e, the regional eighth tier of the Italian football pyramid) are being investigated after it transpired that they managed to score eight own-goals in the closing stages of a recent cup tie.
Already trailing 6-3 to Borgata Terrenove in the Coppa Sicilia, SSD Bagheria then went and put a further eight goals past their own ‘keeper in the final ten minutes of the game to make the final scoreline 14-3.
The actor Philip Seymour Hoffman was found dead in his New York apartment on Sunday morning of an apparent drug overdose, according to a law enforcement official who requested anonymity because he was not certain the actor’s family had been informed of the death.
Basically, every day is the same. I wake up, I get ready for the day, I grab my phone, I grab my Mophie, and I’m off. About halfway through the day, my phone dies and my Mophie saves me. I get home and I charge both devices to get ready for the next day.
First of all, it’s ridiculous that Apple isn’t in this business themselves. I know that they want to portray the notion that the iPhone battery is “good enough”, but it’s not. I’m not saying it’s bad. It’s just not adequate for a full day of usage for many people. And I’m not sure what’s so wrong with admitting that and offering solutions to “power users”.
And, of course, it’s hardly just Apple. Basically every smartphone aside from a few which are mediocre devices, lacks a battery that is adequate for the modern needs of a power user. Just amongst my friends (again, mainly power users), well over half carry around a battery charger on most days.
When I started using my Mophie, I would need it about 3 days in a week. Now, I rely on it every day, and about 3 days in a week, I worry about running out of my back up juice. That’s right, my back up juice.
I agree that the solution is in the not so distant future.
After many hours of research and testing, the Ultrathin was the clear winner because of it’s weight, durability, excellent price-to-features ratio, long battery life and how easy it is to switch from typing on it to using your tablet as, you know, a tablet. What’s more, it’s earned a CES 2013 Innovations Award, an International Forum Design Award, and an Editor’s Choice Award for CNET.
>Sir Alex Ferguson has claimed Manchester United can still win this season’s Barclays Premier League.
>At the end of a week in which the champions were smashed 3-1 by Chelsea, then knocked out of the Capital One Cup by Sunderland, their legendary former boss gave his backing to beleaguered successor David Moyes.
>United are seventh in the table and 14 points behind leaders Arsenal but 72-year-old Sir Alex insisted: ‘I am not writing anyone off. United are in behind them chasing. United can do anything. They have got that great philosophy and history, they will always do well.’