Publishers Gave Away 123 Million Books During World War Two

An anonymous reader writes Information wants to be free? During the Second World War, it actually was. Publishers took advantage of new printing technologies to sell crates of cheap, paperback books to the military for just six cents a copy,

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Publishers Gave Away 123 Million Books During World War Two

An anonymous reader writes Information wants to be free? During the Second World War, it actually was. Publishers took advantage of new printing technologies to sell crates of cheap, paperback books to the military for just six cents a copy,

Free Law Casebook Project Starts With IP Coursebook

An anonymous reader writes Duke Law School's James Boyle and Jennifer Jenkins just published a CC licensed, freely downloadable textbook called "Intellectual Property Law and the Information Society.

Feynman Lectures Released Free Online

Anna Merikin writes In 1964, Richard Feynman delivered a series of seven hour-long lectures at Cornell University which were recorded by the BBC, and in 2009 (with a little help from Bill Gates), were released to the public.

A Conversation with Ubuntu's Jono Bacon (Video)

You've probably heard Jono Bacon speak at a Linux or Open Source conference. Or maybe you've heard one of his podcasts or read something he's written in his job as Ubuntu's community manager or even, perhaps, read The Art of Community,

A Horrifying Interactive Map of Global Internet Censorship

An anonymous reader writes "Imagine a world where the book burners had won. A world where information is filtered and must be approved by governments before it can be accessed by their citizens.

SMART Begins Live Public Robocar Tests In Singapore

Hallie Siegel writes Robocar R&D is moving fast in Singapore, and this week, the National University of Singapore (NUS) announced they will be doing a live public demo of their autonomous golf carts over a course with 10 stops in the Singapore Chinese and Japanese Gardens.

The top free, paid, and trending Windows Phone apps and games as of August 10th

Kolab.org Groupware 3.3 Release Adds Tags, Notes, and Dozens of Other Features

jrepin (667425) writes Version 3.3 of Kolab.org, a free and open source groupware solution, has been released. It is now possible to add tags to email messages, work with notes right in the webclient, and manage your resources more easily. Kolab.org 3.

Publishizer Is A Crowdfunding Solution That Connects Authors With Publishers

As a seasoned self-published author with an excess of one book under my belt, I’ve been looking for new and interesting publishing tools for indie writers. Recently I found something called Publishizer, a crowdfunding system just for books.

U.K. Startup SkillFlick Opens Its Doors As A Marketplace For Local Services — Starting In London

SkillFlick is a U.K. startup with the self-described aim of building an 'Airbnb for local skills'. The site was founded two years ago, launching in beta in January 2013 and is just opening up fully to the public this month. It's bootstrapped and is actively looking to raise a seed round now.

Supreme Court Gives Tacit Approval To Warrantless DNA Collection

An anonymous reader writes On Monday, the U.S. Supreme Court refused to review a case involving the conviction of a man based solely on the analysis of his "inadvertently shed" DNA.

What Would Minecraft 2 Look Like Under Microsoft?

An anonymous reader writes "Microsoft spent billions purchasing Mojang, the studio behind the game Minecraft, and while it's unlikely to start work on a sequel anytime soon, rather than continue development of the game, it's worth considering what a Minecraft 2 will look like. After all,

Why We Should Stop Hiding File-Name Extensions

An anonymous reader writes 14 years after the Anna Kournikova virus took advantage of users' ignorance about file-name extensions in order to wreak worldwide havoc,

Khronos Group Announces Vulkan To Compete Against DirectX 12

Phopojijo writes The Khronos Group has announced the Vulkan API for compute and graphics. Its goal is to compete against DirectX 12. It has some interesting features,

Inside the North Korean Data Smuggling Movement

Sparrowvsrevolution writes A new Wired magazine story goes inside the North Korean rebel movement seeking to overthrow Kim Jong-un by smuggling USB drives into the country packed with foreign television and movies. As the story describes, one group has stashed USB drives in Chinese cargo trucks.

NVIDIA Fixes Old Compiz Bug

jones_supa writes NVIDIA has fixed a long-standing issue in the Ubuntu Unity desktop by patching Compiz. When opening the window of a new application, it would go black or become transparent on NVIDIA hardware. There have been bug reports dating back to Ubuntu 12.10 times.

Hillary Clinton Used Personal Email At State Dept., Possibly Breaking Rules

HughPickens.com writes: The NY Times reports that Hillary Rodham Clinton exclusively used a personal email account to conduct government business as secretary of state, according to State Department officials.

Chrome OS Can Now Run Android Apps With No Porting Required

An anonymous reader writes On Thursday, Google launched "App Runtime for Chrome (Beta)" which allows Android apps to run on Chrome OS without the need for porting. At the moment, only Duolingo, Evernote, Sight Words,

U.S. Threatened Massive Fine To Force Yahoo To Release Data

Advocatus Diaboli writes The U.S. government threatened to fine Yahoo $250,000 a day in 2008 if it failed to comply with a broad demand to hand over user data that the company believed was unconstitutional,

U.S. Threatened Massive Fine To Force Yahoo To Release Data

Advocatus Diaboli writes The U.S. government threatened to fine Yahoo $250,000 a day in 2008 if it failed to comply with a broad demand to hand over user data that the company believed was unconstitutional,

A Hacker Turned This Printer Into a Doom Machine

No one really likes them , but printers are actually more sophisticated than you might give them credit for. Given the right circumstances, hackers can take advantage of those guts. One recently did just that with a classic hack that never gets old: Make it run Doom.Read more...

【编程篇】使用操作系统异常巧妙获取交叉链表的交点 - 轩辕之风

这里的交叉链表,是Y型交叉链表。话不多说,上代码:首先定义一些用到的宏和链表节点,这里使用最简单的单向链表1 #define ARRAY_SIZE(a) sizeof((a)) / sizeof((a)[0])2 #define ABS(a) (a) > 0 ? (a) ...

MVC5+EF6 入门完整教程八 - MiroYuan

本篇是相对独立的一篇,主要讲解不丢失数据进行数据库结构升级。 前面我们讲解EF功能时(见第三篇文章)已经介绍过一种更新数据库的方式: EF比较model和database,如果两边不一致,程序将会drop and re-create数据库。

Camera Experts Designed a New Kind of 360° Rig for Jupiter Ascending

Lovely though it is in person, Chicago can seem like a grim, grey place on film. So when the Wachowskis decided to film key moments of their new movie Jupiter Ascending there, they didn't just wait for the most beautiful light—they built a whole new type of camera to capture it. Read more...

创业失败只有一个原因——懒!!!

【导读】创业只有两种状态:成功或失败。而失败只有一个原因:懒。 一天朋友问我:“你采访了大大小小那么多创业者, […]

Microsoft thought about giving the Xbox away for free in the early 2000s

Today we know the Xbox brand as one of the biggest players in the console space, easily keeping pace with its rivals.Yet just over a decade ago, this was not the case. Sony ruled the console world with its Playstation brand,

IRS Failed to Update Security Systems Making Recent Hack More Likely

Reports issued to the Senate Finance Committee by a governmental watchdog reveal that the Internal Revenue Service has failed to upgrade its systems to fend off digital attacks, making the recent theft of 104,000 taxpayer details more straightforward than it should have been.Read more...

ASP.NET 5与MVC 6中的新特性

虽然人们的目光都专注于ASP.NET 5与跨平台的执行引擎上,但作为微软推荐的UI与Web Service框架,MVC也引入了多项变更。其中最重要的一点莫过于MVC、Web API与Web Pages三者的统一了。 By Jonathan Allen Translated by 邵思华

android通讯录开发及优化 - weilf

联系人 首先需要说明的是,Android系统中的联系人的存储并不是仅仅是一张表。信息存储分为了不同的表,可以按表访问,同时其设计人员为应用开发人员提供了视图模式。

Apple sends out invites for March 21 event, likely for new iPad and smaller iPhone

Apple just issued for its next press event on Apple Campus in Cupertino. The event is going to happen on March 21. As usual, Apple wrote a cryptic message on its invites. “Let us loop you in,” the invite says. Read More

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