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  • 'Spider-Woman #1' has a special variant cover that is causing some controversy for some reason

    08/21/2014 5:21:53 PM PDT · by Enterprise · 37 replies
    Entertainment ^ | Aug 20, 2014 | Darren Franich
    And also her costume appears to be painted or possibly even just tattooed on. And I guess she’s in a crawling position, even though she’s clearly perched on a ledge, so she doesn’t really need to do the whole “wall-crawling” thing.
  • Norway Islamist Launches Anti-Gay Pride Site

    07/01/2014 6:01:31 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 19 replies
    A Norwegian Islamic extremist has launched a Facebook campaign against the Europride festival, which is held in Oslo this week, describing homosexuality as "a nasty and cruel disease". British embassy flies the rainbow flag (25 Jun 14) Equality minister booed at Oslo Pride (23 Jun 14) Norway's Islamist referee convicted of hate speech (07 Feb 14) Ubaydullah Hussain, who was convicted of hate speech against Jews in February, launched the site on Wednesday with an attention-grabbing image of a rainbow flag in flames. "This group is created to show our opposition to "gay pride (which is really gay shame)," Hussain...
  • Google launches invite-only domain registration service

    06/30/2014 6:33:32 AM PDT · by Loud Mime · 2 replies
    PC World ^ | 1/24/2014 | Tim Hornyak
    If you fancy yourself as a .guru or any other newfangled Internet address, Google wants you to try out its new domain name registration service. The search giant quietly launched Google Domains on Monday as an invite-only beta service. It’s being billed as an easy way to set up an address on the Web with simple management tools. Until now, Google has told people looking to register that it “doesn’t register or host domain names.” It referred them to partner companies including GoDaddy and eNom. Google Domains, though, has features that might make people think twice before going with other...
  • [Tech] Character-based web browsers

    04/05/2014 1:36:00 PM PDT · by re_nortex · 37 replies
    +1396728992 UTC | class C { public: C() {} }
    With the news about the Mozilla Foundation and the desire of many FReepers to drop the Firefox browser, there are some viable (IMHO) alternatives, both of which are character-based:Links is text WWW browser with tables and frames. It runs on Linux, Unix, OS/2 and Windows. Lynx is a text browser for the World Wide Web. Lynx 2.8.7 runs on Un*x, MacOS, VMS, Windows 95/98/NT, DOS386+ (but not 3.1, 3.11), as well as OS/2 EMX.
  • Looking for PC program that creates websites

    03/27/2014 8:57:00 AM PDT · by George from New England · 43 replies
    I have found myself losing business left and right because of the evolution of the internet. I am looking for a simple program that will import an existing webpage, allow the user to edit and change components and then publish the modified page back to the web. I am willing to pay for something that is proven and can be trusted. All the different platforms and their different video and audio codecs are driving me out of business. I constantly get contact emails saying they cannot see my video and yet it works for me in Chrome and Firefox. I...
  • How Much Did the Government Pay for Obamacare’s Broken Website?

    10/11/2013 3:34:05 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 27 replies
    New York Magazine ^ | 10/11 | Steve Friess
    Canada’s largest technology company has, until this month, maintained a low profile in the United States. Unlike, say, Blackberry, mentioning CGI Federal at a cocktail party hasn’t tended to elicit strong opinions or emotional heat. After all, it’s a Canadian IT company. That shroud of gentle anonymity has dissipated, however. America is now officially pissed off at Montreal-based CGI, and the company is hunkering down under a barrage of questions — including the one asked on air by a CNBC host: “Should we immediately go to war with Canada over the CGI thing?” The “thing” is the error-plagued national website...
  • Good News! Let's Move Web Site Still Open! (and Amber alert site closed)

    10/07/2013 5:17:41 AM PDT · by St_Thomas_Aquinas · 31 replies
    Let's Move.crap ^ | 10/7/2013 | The Government
    Yup. It's open. But look what it says on the Amber Alert web site:
  • Technical Help: Coolest Web Page I've seen so far

    07/31/2013 6:32:50 AM PDT · by jimjohn · 14 replies
    self | jimjohn
    NON-POLITICAL: So a co-worker sends a link to my boss who sends it to me asking 'CAN WE DO THIS??' with excitement. I gotta admin, the web page design looks pretty cool. As I can whip up some pretty good html/js stuff, at first glance, I am at a loss on how they did this. WARNING: just look at the page design, not the elitist content: http://www.thedailybeast.com/newsweek/2013/07/31/good-jill-bad-jill-executive-editor-jill-abramson-queen-of-the-new-york-times.html
  • [Technical/HTML] Troubleshooting CSS

    07/18/2013 9:09:59 PM PDT · by re_nortex · 11 replies
    Tympanus ^ | July 17, 2013 | Hugo Giraudel
    CSS is a mess. First introduced in ~1995, it was meant to style basic text documents. Not websites. Not applications. Text documents. It has come a long way since then. Probably a bit too long. A lot of things were not intended in the first place like multi-column layouts, responsive web design and more; this is why it has become a language full of hacks and glitches, like some kind of odd steam machine with a bunch of extensions. On the bright side, this is what makes CSS fun (or kinda)! And this is also why we have jobs. Because...
  • Michael Hastings conspiracy theories: Web goes wild after NSA, CIA reporter killed in crash

    06/19/2013 9:58:54 PM PDT · by Nachum · 60 replies
    New York Daily News ^ | 6/19/13 | Beth Stebner
    News of reporter and writer Michael Hastings´ death at the age of only 33 has shaken the journalism community across the nation, as well as fans of the writer´s hard-hitting reporting.(Snip)conspiracy theorists are speculating that there is more than meets the eye over Hasting´s demise. Twitter, Facebook, and sharing site Reddit were abuzz Wednesday, with some users commenting that it was suspicious that Hastings, who famously brought down U.S. Army Gen. Stanley McChrystal in a Rolling Stone cover story, died while in the middle of covering several hot-button topics like monitoring by the National Security Agency and the CIA.
  • Tech Ping, My Website Host Has Been Offline for a Week, What to do?

    05/24/2013 10:30:00 AM PDT · by Chickensoup · 28 replies
    5/24/13 | Chickensoup
    My website host has been offline for a week citing weather problems. Now I am concerned about my Google ratings when what seemed to be a few days has turned into a long time. Do I need to be concerned. How can I move to a different place if necessary. Help! Hello ronald Ron r: Hello, Welcome to the company.com How may I help you today? Soup: My website www.Womderful website.com is still not online after the power outage is it just my site or are you still having massive failure? Ron: Yes Soup? Ron: Due to severe storms in...
  • My Global Philosophy Course

    05/05/2013 11:46:32 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 4 replies
    Wall Street Journal ^ | 05/04/2013 | Michael S. Roth
    When I mention online learning to my colleagues at Wesleyan University, most respond initially with skepticism. But based on my experience, I know that real learning can take place on the Web. I am currently teaching a massive online open course, or MOOC, on Coursera. Most MOOCs have great attrition, and mine is no exception: There were almost 30,000 students registered at the start, yet 4,000 remain active as we near the end of the semester. Unlike most MOOCs, which focus on science, technology, engineering and mathematics, mine is a classic humanities course. "The Modern and the Postmodern" starts off...
  • Wrong names these are NOT the Suspects (Title updated)

    04/19/2013 12:26:29 AM PDT · by vladimir998 · 135 replies
    Twitter and web are exploding with idea that t=Suspect #2 is Sunil Tripathy - missing Brown University student (missing for one month now). Suspect 1: Mike Mulugeta Suspect 2: Sunil Tripathi Example: http://www.punditpress.com/2013/04/sunil-tripathi-information-4182013.html
  • Jihadist Web Forums Celebrate Boston Bombing

    04/16/2013 12:46:54 PM PDT · by Nachum · 11 replies
    Free Beacon ^ | 4/16/13 | staff
    Jihadist web forums lit up on Tuesday with anti-American radicals celebrating Monday’s terrorist attack at the Boston Marathon, which killed three and wounded at least 170. According to SITE Intelligence Group, which monitors the online web activities of radical Muslim groups and individuals, “jihadists expressed their joy and hoped the blasts are acts of jihadi terrorism.” “We ask Allah that this is the start before the storm,” said one user on one Jihadist forum. “May Allah give you the glad tiding of Paradise for this joyous news.” Some forum users hoped a Jihadist group was behind the attacks. Others speculated...
  • Deaf, Blind Sue Over Web Shopping

    03/21/2013 5:05:14 PM PDT · by BlueStateRightist · 29 replies
    Wall Street Journal ^ | March 21, 2013 | Joe Palazzolo
    Commerce has moved online. Now, the disability lawsuits are following. Advocates for disabled Americans have declared that companies have a legal obligation to make their websites as accessible as their stores, and they've filed suits across the country to force them to install the digital version of wheelchair ramps and self-opening doors.
  • Watch Phoebe the Hummingbird as She Readies ANOTHER Nest!

    02/06/2013 11:00:38 AM PST · by Obama_Is_Sabotaging_America · 27 replies
    UStream Hummingbird Nest Cam ^ | February 06, 2013 | Obama_Is_Sabotaging_America
    Just for fun, here's a live web cam feed of Phoebe the Hummingbird refurbishing her 'half golf ball sized' nest, soon to house her new clutch of babies! Phoebe recently gave birth to 'Sandy' and 'Faith'. They both fledged just last week. Amazingly, Phoebe is already preparing another nest for a new clutch! You can learn more about Phoebe, her habits and her remarkable abilities and history as a mom at the Ustream link provided. It is impossible to visit this web cam page and NOT get hooked. Watch the miracle unfold as Phoebe diligently prepares her nest, lays her...
  • What Romney’s Transition Website Would Have Looked Like - Leaked Photos Revealed

    11/08/2012 2:17:13 PM PST · by Lucky9teen · 58 replies
    If you’re a conservative, this story could be too painful for you to read. I suggest you click away now.For those who have stayed, below are pictures of Mitt Romney’s transition website that would have gone live had he been elected president on Tuesday. So how are you seeing it today? Well, the site accidentally went live for a brief moment on Wednesday, and because this is the internet, someone was able to grab screenshots before it was taken down.That someone is Roll Call’s Taegan Goddard. Below are the pictures he nabbed, which has a statement from “President-Elect Romney” and...
  • Feds Shut Down File-Sharing Site One Day After Web Protest

    01/19/2012 2:35:21 PM PST · by Biggirl · 16 replies · 1+ views
    http://thehill.com/ ^ | January 19, 2012 | Brendan Sasso
    The Justice Department seized Megaupload.com, one of the world's most popular file-sharing sites, and several of its related sites on Thursday. Prosecutors charged seven employees of Megaupload with criminal copyright infringement, conspiracy to commit racketeering and other charges. Each faces up to 55 years in prison.
  • Web addicts have brain changes, research suggests

    01/16/2012 1:08:55 PM PST · by JustSayNoToNannies · 14 replies
    BBC News ^ | 11 January 2012 | Helen Briggs
    Web addicts have brain changes similar to those hooked on drugs or alcohol, preliminary research suggests. Experts in China scanned the brains of 17 young web addicts and found disruption in the way their brains were wired up. [...]
  • Web gambling gets boost from Obama administration

    12/25/2011 8:45:19 PM PST · by Nachum · 22 replies
    Reuters ^ | 12/25/11 | Jim Wolf and Nicola Leske
    (Reuters) - The Obama administration cleared the way for states to legalize Internet poker and certain other online betting in a switch that may help them reap billions in tax revenue and spur web-based gambling. A Justice Department opinion dated September and made public on Friday reversed decades of previous policy that included civil and criminal charges against operators of some of the most popular online poker sites. Until now, the department held that online gambling in all forms was illegal under the Wire Act of 1961, which bars wagers via telecommunications that cross state lines or international borders.
  • Man sentenced to six years for antagonizing women through digital 'sextortion'

    09/04/2011 3:37:25 PM PDT · by thecodont · 9 replies
    Yahoo! News via Drudge Report ^ | Sat, Sep 3, 2011 | By Mike Flacy | Digital Trends
    32-year-old Luis Mijangos was sentenced to six year in prison this week by a U.S. District Court judge in California after pleading guilty to one count of computer hacking and one count of wiretapping in March 2011. Mijangos, a resident of Santa Ana, California, worked as a freelance web designer and developer earning about $52,000 a year, but also spent his days using malware to gain access to people’s computers and extorting up to $3,000 a day from his victims. FBI experts in computer forensics estimated that Mijangos infected more than 100 computers used by over 230 people, 20 percent...
  • Why companies are flocking to HTML5

    08/30/2011 12:56:18 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 45 replies
    Fortune ^ | 08/30/2011 | By JP Mangalindan
    A new crop of apps from Amazon, LinkedIn and Box.net are the latest to take advantage of HTML5. They also signal this young language already has business' blessing. Something in the last 18 months kicked the HTML5 adoption machine into overdrive. Maybe it was tech giants Apple and Microsoft joining hands and dubbing it the future of the web. Maybe it was Google's launch of the Chrome Web Store, with its focus on HTML5, last December. Maybe it was the HTML5-friendly iPad's meteoric sales. Whatever it was, a recent wave of consumer-facing web apps from Amazon, Box.net and LinkedIn confirm...
  • The Web, Apple, NeXT and the evolution of search [Happy 20th Birthday, WWW!]

    08/06/2011 12:53:42 PM PDT · by RightOnTheLeftCoast · 27 replies · 1+ views
    ComputerWorld ^ | 6 August 2011 | Jonny Evans
    ...August 6 marks the date the first-ever Web page went online, powered by the world's first-ever Web server, situated at http://info.cern.ch. Assembled by Sir Tim Berners-Lee using a NeXT computer, the browser was also an editor, enabling an interactive Web experience. Unfortunately, with the exception of NeXT machines, most computers just weren't capable of handling all these features, which is why a browse-only Web was born. Who ran NeXT? Steve Jobs. It was his next step project after losing a battle for control of Apple, all those years ago... It is interesting that Berners-Lee used a NeXT computer both as...
  • Drumming Up More Addresses on the Internet

    02/15/2011 5:43:09 PM PST · by La Lydia · 20 replies
    New York Times ^ | February 15, 2011 | Laurie Flynn
    Who could have guessed that 4.3 billion Internet connections wouldn’t be enough? Certainly not Vint Cerf. In 1976, Mr. Cerf and his colleagues in the R.& D. office of the Defense Department had to make a judgment call: how much network address space should they allocate to an experiment connecting computers in an advanced data network? They debated the question for more than a year. Finally, with a deadline looming, Mr. Cerf decided on a number — 4.3 billion separate network addresses, each one representing a connected device — that seemed to provide more room to grow than his experiment...
  • Authoritarian Governments Have Immensely Benefited From The Web

    01/24/2011 7:14:55 AM PST · by Chickensoup · 4 replies
    Radio Free Europe ^ | 01.24.11 | Radio Free Europe
    Evgeny Morozov, a noted specialist on the use of new communications technologies to promote democratic values, has a new book titled "The Net Delusion: The Dark Side Of Internet Freedom." In it, he argues that hype about "Twitter revolutions" and the enormous potential of the Internet to promote open societies and roll back authoritarianism is naive and overblown. What's more, Morozov warns, authoritarian regimes such as Russia, China, and Iran have adapted quickly to devise new ways -- often modeled on commercial Internet-monitoring tools used by Western corporations -- to track and neutralize Internet activism.
  • BlackRock, Inc. website homepage displays Upside-Down

    01/23/2011 9:00:21 PM PST · by Brian_Baldwin · 21 replies
    Take a look - I was checking the BlackRock, Inc. homepage to gather some investment information, and what do I see? Their main "introduction" pane is displaying the words UPSIDE DOWN. Hmmmm.... struck me as so funny, I just HAD to share it! So the only question is, should I really invest? I mean, I don't think this was done on purpose, or am I wrong? I think they were hacked? hmmmm... BlackRock is suppose to be a providers of investment, advisory and risk management solutions. But can they even manage their own homepage? Ok, maybe this is on purpose,...
  • Arabs Target the Internet

    12/18/2010 3:54:34 AM PST · by Scanian · 8 replies · 2+ views
    The American Thinker Blog ^ | December 18, 2010 | Ethel C. Fenig
    Wow, those Arabs are clever. So clever--or devious, or dangerous--that they've managed to rearrange continents, to rearrange computer domain names to suit their political/religious/financial objectives. In The Lawfare Project, Aaron Eitan Meyer explains this latest Arab attack. "The Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN) is the entity responsible for assigning domain names on the Internet. (snip) ICANN works 'in particular to ensure the stable and secure operation of the Internet's unique identifier systems.'"[1] Formerly overseen by the U.S. Department of Commerce, ICANN has been under "international and multilateral control" for over a year. And this has brought about...
  • Internet Traffic from U.S. Government Websites Was Redirected Via Chinese Networks

    11/17/2010 9:32:12 AM PST · by Enchante · 29 replies
    FoxNews ^ | 11/16/10 | Joshua Rhett Miller
    According to the draft report, a state-owned Chinese telecommunications firm, China Telecom, "hijacked" massive volumes of Internet traffic during the 18-minute incident. It affected traffic to and from .gov and .mil websites in the United States, as well as websites for the Senate, all four military services, the office of the Secretary of Defense, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration and "many others," including websites for firms like Dell, Yahoo, IBM and Microsoft. "Although the Commission has no way to determine what, if anything, Chinese telecommunications firms did to the hijacked data, incidents of this nature could have a number...
  • Is the Web heading toward redirect hell?

    09/23/2010 8:43:39 AM PDT · by ShadowAce · 25 replies
    Pingdom ^ | 22 September 2010 | Pingdom
    Google is doing it. Facebook is doing it. Yahoo is doing it. Microsoft is doing it. And soon Twitter will be doing it. We’re talking about the apparent need of every web service out there to add intermediate steps to sample what we click on before they send us on to our real destination. This has been going on for a long time and is slowly starting to build into something of a redirect hell on the Web.And it has a price.The overhead that’s already here There’s already plenty of redirect overhead in places where you don’t really think about...
  • Will Geopolitics Muddle Control Of Cyberspace?

    09/14/2010 2:18:39 PM PDT · by Slyscribe
    IBD's Click ^ | 9/14/2010 | Reinhardt Krause
    Trouble may be brewing in cyberspace a year after the U.S. loosened its oversight over the nonprofit Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers. ICANN manages the Web addressing system that enables computers to connect to each other as well as Web site domains. Ahead of the International Telecommunications Union’s Plenipotentiary Conference in Mexico next month, there’s concern that Geneva-based ITU may try to get more involved in Internet governance
  • What the hell is going on on the West Coast?

    08/26/2010 11:05:44 AM PDT · by DGHoodini · 58 replies · 1+ views
    8/26/2910 | DGHoodini
    Can't reach many West Coast Major servers /Backbone.. The "Big One" hit?
  • Bill seeks to make electronics accessible to blind, deaf

    08/17/2010 6:52:14 AM PDT · by TigerLikesRooster · 46 replies
    WP ^ | 08/17/10 | Cecilia Kang
    Bill seeks to make electronics accessible to blind, deaf By Cecilia Kang Washington Post Staff Writer Tuesday, August 17, 2010; A10 Blind and deaf consumers, who have fought to make home phones and television more accessible, say they are being left behind on the Web and many mobile devices. Touch-based smartphone screens confound blind people who rely on buttons and raised type. Web video means little to the deaf without captioning. But legislation is in the works to put pressure on consumer electronics companies that revolutionized an earlier generation of technology for the vision- and hearing-impaired. "Whether it's a Braille...
  • 38 DEFENDANTS INDICTED IN MULTI-MILLION DOLLAR FRAUD

    07/11/2010 2:43:05 PM PDT · by Cindy · 10 replies · 3+ views
    Note: The following text is a quote: http://www.justice.gov/usao/mow/news2010/harrison.ind.htm JULY 9, 2010 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE BLACK MARKET TRAVEL AGENTS 38 DEFENDANTS INDICTED IN MULTI-MILLION DOLLAR FRAUD LOCAL INVESTIGATION EXPOSES NATIONWIDE NETWORK THAT USED STOLEN IDENTITIES, CREDIT CARDS TO PURCHASE AIRLINE TICKETS KANSAS CITY, Mo. – Beth Phillips, United States Attorney for the Western District of Missouri, announced today that 38 defendants from across the United States have been charged in a series of indictments that allege an extensive network of black market travel agents who used the stolen identities of thousands of victims as part of a multi-million dollar fraud scheme...
  • Do Porn Sites Need .XXX Web Domain?

    06/25/2010 2:48:50 PM PDT · by JoeProBono · 53 replies · 3+ views
    abcnews. ^ | June 25, 2010 | KI MAE HEUSSNER
    Internet porn sites may soon have the option to move off the ".com" main street of the Web to their very own adult-only domain: ".xxx." But industry experts say the adult world is divided over whether or not there is actually a need for a dedicated virtual red-light district. Internet domain names are expanding exponentially.The Internet Corp. for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN), an international Internet oversight group, announced Friday that it would proceed with a proposal to register ".xxx," after rejecting the same application three years ago. Peter Dengate Thrush, chairman of ICANN's board of directors, told ABCNews.com that...
  • FCC Moves to Regulate Internet--Even Though the Law Calls for Internet to be 'Unfettered...

    06/18/2010 10:46:30 AM PDT · by jazusamo · 10 replies · 565+ views
    CNSNews ^ | June 18, 2010 | Matt Cover
    Complete title: FCC Moves to Regulate Internet--Even Though the Law Calls for Internet to be 'Unfettered by Federal or State Regulation' (CNSNews.com) – The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) voted on Thursday to begin the formal process of bringing the Internet under greater federal control – a move sought by both President Barack Obama and FCC Chairnman Julius Genachowski--even though federal law calls for an Internet "unfettered by Federal or State regulation." This step comes after the federal D.C. Circuit Court of Appeals in April rebuked the FCC in its attempt to enforce a controversial regulatory doctrine called Net Neutrality, which  would allow the government...
  • How I get to FreeRepublic on the web (Vanity.. Question to Fellow FReepers)

    05/25/2010 10:22:04 AM PDT · by Celerity · 29 replies · 886+ views
    Hello everyone ! I'm an independent consultant, meaning I work at several different locations throughout the day, week or month. At some of these locations I have an office, or at least a server room with a console. I check Free Republic while at those consoles. One of my clients is an enemy of the american way. I am there now. So to keep this site off my "obvious" history and avoid questions, I'll browse to Free Republic via Google: Go to www.google.com In the search field I type "freerep". This will fill in the rest in the field below...
  • Microsoft: Silverlight Now on 60% of All Internet Devices

    03/25/2010 11:51:23 AM PDT · by SmokingJoe · 39 replies · 1,371+ views
    NewTeeVee ^ | March 25, 2010 at 8:30 AM PT | Ryan Lawler
    Microsoft’s Silverlight client may have finally reached critical mass, with installation on more than 60 percent of all Internet devices, according to one Microsoft exec. Brad Becker, director of product management for rich client platforms at Microsoft, told us in a phone interview that the rich Internet application plugin has seen strong momentum recently, with the percentage of Internet devices the Silverlight client has been installed on increasing by a third — to 60 percent from 45 percent — in just the last four months. The news that Silverlight has finally surpassed the 50 percent-mark comes on the heels of...
  • Surprise! Consumers Aren’t Helpless Morons

    03/13/2010 12:12:49 PM PST · by Shout Bits · 1 replies · 228+ views
    Shout Bits Blog ^ | 03/13/2010 | Shout Bits
    The European Union’s uber-bureaucracy spent most of the last decade prosecuting Microsoft for monopoly abuse. While the EU could have looked to the US’s decade of Microsoft prosecution to see how pointless regulating the swift moving technology industry is, the feisty Europeans had to make their point. The EU’s complaint settled on the fact that Microsoft bundles its web browser, IE, with every copy of Windows. Never mind that every other operating system comes with a web browser too, the EU reckoned that because of Windows’ popularity, Microsoft was abusing its power by forcing IE on consumers. The EU crusade...
  • Need conservative minded web developers...

    02/26/2010 9:19:32 AM PST · by shechem_usa · 14 replies · 419+ views
    Me and a friend have an idea for a website. I can not share the complete details of it here in a public forum but I do trust many of you and need assistance. The site idea has blown my mind and it is JUST want the conservative side needs... unity. And I think it will do that, as well as unite people on local issues state-by-state. Other than that, i can not get into the details of the site... yet. We are poor... well, rather our money is occupied in other things (My 2nd kid is on the way,...
  • Military Announces Afghanistan Web Project

    02/01/2010 4:08:07 PM PST · by SandRat · 1 replies · 132+ views
    KABUL, Feb. 1, 2010 – The International Security Assistance Force’s joint command announced a new Web site today to support the public affairs project, "30 Days Through Afghanistan." The Web-based project kicks off Feb. 8 and aims to bring the people, the mission and the experiences of ISAF's 44 participating nations to a worldwide audience through the eyes of military reporters U.S Air Force Tech. Sgts. Nathan Gallahan and Kenneth Raimondi. "The opportunity to show the world the ISAF counter-insurgency strategy in action through the eyes of two of our military journalists is unique," said Navy Capt. Jane Campbell, the...
  • Anyone use any web Press Release sites? (vanity)

    01/02/2010 1:01:22 PM PST · by Frantzie · 5 replies · 322+ views
    Vanity | 1-2-2010 | Frantzie
    Sorry to post a vanity. I want to post a press release. I am familiar with some of the players like PR NEws and others. Anyone know a simple and cheap or free PR news service tool?
  • Advice from the Nanny State

    11/20/2009 1:28:50 PM PST · by Westlander · 6 replies · 399+ views
    Mackinac Center for Public Policy ^ | Aug. 7, 2009 | Mr. Michael D. Jahr and Ms. Hannah K. Mead
    In a fast-paced world, life can sometimes be daunting. Fortunately, the state of Michigan has online advice for almost every aspect of life, from shopping to gardening, eating to driving. Sure, some of it may be painfully obvious, nitpicky or bizarre, but just remember: The state knows what's best for you.
  • Queensland alert over giant funnel-web sightings

    11/06/2009 2:08:50 PM PST · by naturalman1975 · 30 replies · 1,834+ views
    Courier Mail ^ | 7th November 2009 | Brian Williams
    SOUTHEAST Queenslanders should be on the lookout for large black funnel-web spiders as big as an adult hand. As the hot, humid weather arrives, the potentially deadly spiders are on the move, with the first reports of the season this week. Queensland Museum senior curator Robert Raven said yesterday sightings of male funnel-webs had been confirmed at Mt Tamborine in the Gold Coast hinterland and Mt Glorious, west of Brisbane. With summer temperatures and rain, male funnel-webs would be active until at least March or April. Males often wandered at night searching for females, especially during rain. They are black,...
  • As Politicians Adopt Social Media, They Bump Into the Law

    10/29/2009 4:03:59 PM PDT · by Behind Liberal Lines · 3 replies · 301+ views
    Copyright 2007-09 Citizen Media Law Project and respective authors. ^ | Posted October 26th, 2009 | by Eric P. Robinson
    As social media become more popular, it is inevitable that enterprising politicians will use it promote themselves, connect with constituents, and garner votes. The White House has a blog, several Senators and House members tweet, and elected officials and candidates at all levels of government are using social media to get out their messages. But just as use of social media by voters is coming into conflict with existing election laws, some politicians are discovering that their use of social media may clash — or at least create possible problems — with existing campaign and government disclosure laws. Last summer,...
  • Techie help - Wireless Mic for webmeetings...

    10/28/2009 2:30:38 PM PDT · by Chasaway · 9 replies · 374+ views
    Today | Li'l ol' me
    I need some Freeper help...Usually I'm asking advice about guns or stuff. But I need a different kind of help...a techie solution. A gadget. A CHEAP gadget. I'm setting up a video-conferencing solution for my company. What we'll be able to do is participate in each other's sales meetings, via the web, via webcam and microphone. It's not a static environment, but one where the leader is moving around, from place to place in the room; sometimes at the whiteboard...other times at another place in the room. I've kinda got the camera thing figured out. But what I need is...
  • Flu-wary telecommuters may clog Web networks, GAO says

    10/28/2009 9:18:10 AM PDT · by TigerLikesRooster · 12 replies · 421+ views
    WP ^ | 10/28/09 | Cecilia Kang
    Flu-wary telecommuters may clog Web networks, GAO says By Cecilia Kang Wednesday, October 28, 2009 As the spread of the H1N1 flu keeps more Americans away from work and school, a federal report warns that all those people logging on to the Web from home could overwhelm Internet networks. The Government Accountability Office reported earlier this week that if the flu reaches a pandemic, a surge in telecommuting and children accessing video files and games at home could bog down local networks. And if that were to happen, it is not clear whether the federal government is prepared to deal...
  • Rules For Blogs: FTC Sets Guidelines For Product Reviews, Testimonials

    10/06/2009 4:35:40 AM PDT · by Red in Blue PA · 14 replies · 700+ views
    courant.com ^ | 10/6/2009 | Staff
    The wild, wild Web, where anything goes, could become less wild this year if federal regulators have their way. The Federal Trade Commission on Monday took steps to make product information and online reviews more accurate for consumers, regulating blogging for the first time and mandating that testimonials reflect typical results. Under the new rules, which take effect Dec. 1, writers on the Web must clearly disclose any freebies or payments they get from companies for reviewing their products. Testimonials will have to spell out what consumers should expect to experience with their products. Until now, companies just included disclaimers...
  • How much government control of Web in cybercrisis?

    09/26/2009 12:59:15 PM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 6 replies · 462+ views
    AP ^ | September 26, 2009
    WASHINGTON — There’s no kill switch for the Internet, no secret on-off button in an Oval Office drawer. Yet when a Senate committee was exploring ways to secure computer networks, a provision to give the president the power to shut down Internet traffic to compromised Web sites in an emergency set off alarms. Corporate leaders and privacy advocates quickly objected, saying the government must not seize control of the Internet.
  • Getting rid of expanding advertisements on web sites

    09/15/2009 12:50:56 PM PDT · by jongaltsr · 20 replies · 875+ views
    Bill Ingram (Me) (Myself) & (I)
    I spend much of my time trying to read news articles and visit various web sites that have these new (expanding) advertisements. Some have click out boxes others do not. I spend a lot of time trying various techniques to get rid of those ads so that I can read the articles I am researching. Is there some technique to make them disappear? Better yet - Is there someone who one can complain to to get rid of that style of ad? Many are subscription only and I see no reason to subscribe just to complain that I can't read...
  • Swedes sell sex on Internet

    09/14/2009 6:57:58 AM PDT · by NativeNewYorker · 28 replies · 1,678+ views
    upi via email no link | 9/14/9
    STOCKHOLM, Sweden, Sept. 14 (UPI) -- Forty-three percent of young Swedes interviewed for a national study said they believe getting paid for sex is acceptable, authorities in Sweden said. The study from the Swedish National Board for Youth Affairs also suggested an estimated 20,000 Swedes between the ages of 16 and 25 have sold sex, primarily through connections made on the Internet, The Local reported Monday. Young people interested in selling sex often suffer serious emotional problems, board spokeswoman Inger Ashing said. "There is a higher instance of problems with family relationships and many show other signs that they don't...