This Darwinian necessity has justified scores of questionable practices, like frequent abuses of a dominant position, preemptive choking off a nascent competitor, due diligence that turns into corporate espionage; the list goes on. In the tech world, this trend is amplified by the speed of development and the extreme fluidity of the workforce. (A Stanford professor told me once that the absence of a non-compete clause in California’s labor laws has been a key factor to the rise of Silicon Valley against the startup ecosystem of the East Coast.)
The subject of my speech was trust – and the truly abysmal ratings newspapers had in that department. Depending on the poll and the year, we were lucky if 13%-18% of the population trusted newspapers.
I don’t think this started anywhere near 2003. Those low levels take time to create. It takes a track record of disappointment.
All of Sworcery’s dialog is 140 characters or less for easy tweeting, but now that Twitter upped the character limit to 280 so that conspiracy theorists could cram even more wackadoo nonsense into messages that eventually filter up to the President of the United States, things aren’t super great. Thus, the feature removal.
While Van Eck phreaking uses radio signal emissions that leak from display connectors, the Synesthesia research leverages “coil whine,” the audio emissions from transformers and other electronic components powering a device’s LCD display.
So, if you’re a robotics researcher reading this, make sure nobody’s filming when you use your machine to hand cans of beer to everyone on the team.
Also vote moronic uneducated and unimaginative senators out of office.
This is an entirely new visual phenomenon and provides a new tool to study the visual system. ““We use this human ghost imaging technique to evaluate the temporal response of the eye and establish the image persistence time to be around 20 ms followed by a further 20 ms exponential decay,” say the team.
When the men arrived in Shanghai, they released the pigeons, which quickly fluttered to their Shanghai loft, seemingly winning the race.
…but then I remembered that I’m not selling an RSS reader. I’m writing Evergreen, and making it free and open source, out of love, and because I want to ensure that RSS remains uncontrolled and widely used.