by on March 5, 2018
Building on methods they used to assess the impact of hurricanes such as Katrina, Gustav, and Rita on forests and tree mortality, scientists at the Department of Energy’s Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (Berkeley Lab) have produced a rapid mapping of the disturbance intensity across Puerto Rico’s forests with the help of Google Earth Engine. Battered by two intensely powerful storms with sustained wind gusts of more than 150 miles per hour last year – first by Hurricane Irma and then by...
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by on January 6, 2018
US President Donald Trump (L) listens with US Secretary of Homeland Security Kirstjen Nielsen during a meeting with Republican Members of the Senate about immigration at the White House in Washington, DC, on January 4, 2018.  World leaders who use Twitter help foster “necessary discussion,” the social media platform said in an apparent defense of President Trump’s tweets. The calls for Twitter to block Trump from its service were renewed on Tuesday after the president boasted his “nucl...
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by on January 31, 2018
The U.S. National Archives Freedom of the Press Foundation is launching an online archives collection in partnership with Archive-It, a service developed by the Internet Archive to help organizations preserve online content. Our collection, focusing on news outlets we deem to be especially vulnerable to "billionaire problem," aims to preserve sites in their entirety before their archives can be taken down or manipulated. Archive-It collections grab snapshots of specified Web sites at a...
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by on February 16, 2018
Rejecting years of settled precedent, a federal court in New York has ruled [PDF] that you could infringe copyright simply by embedding a tweet in a web page. Even worse, the logic of the ruling applies to all in-line linking, not just embedding tweets. If adopted by other courts, this legally and technically misguided decision would threaten millions of ordinary Internet users with infringement liability. This case began when Justin Goldman accused online publications, including Br...
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by on December 9, 2017
With a teaser for the movie released yesterday, we now have the full trailer for Alita: Battle Angel and it looks like it could be actually decent. Now, it is worth understanding the history behind James Cameron’s involvement with this project. In that, this is something that he has been working on in the background since the 1995 Ghost in the Shell anime film came out. This is definitely a passion project for him and much of what held the film back was the limitations of special effec...
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by on December 31, 2017
In the domain environment, often need to use the command line management domain users, then you can use the Active Directory command line tools Dsquery.exe, or CSVE, and Ldifde, in fact, the use of Windows Powershell to manage the operation is quite convenient. The following to create a user example: Create a domain user The most basic Windows Powershell script looks like this:   $objOU=[ADSI]”LDAP://OU=People,DC=contoso,DC=com” $objUser=$objU.Create(“user”,”CN=Mary North”) ...
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by on February 21, 2018
Twitter quietly purged thousands of bots overnight—cutting several prominent pundits’ follower counts down to size. Conservatives were enraged last month when activist James O’Keefe published a series of undercover videos purporting to show Twitter engineers boasting of their ability to “shadow-ban” far-right users, or hide their tweets from appearing online. Those claims were quickly debunked, but fears that Twitter—an alleged bastion of Bay Area liberalism—is censoring conservative sp...
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by on March 5, 2018
Etsy, Foursquare and Kickstarter are among the latest companies going to court over the FCC's decision to roll back the rules for an open internet. People demonstrated in December at FCC headquarters in Washington, DC, against the proposed repeal of net neutrality.  Another half dozen tech companies are jumping into the legal battle over the FCC's decision to undo net neutrality rules. Etsy, Foursquare, Kickstarter, Shutterstock, Automattic and Expa filed a petition Monday in a US C...
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by on January 31, 2018
Corrections Commissioner: "Groundbreaking move"  In a new program, all inmates in New York State prisons will be eligible to receive free tablet computers.  The Department of Corrections and Community Supervision is partnering with a company known as JPay and the tablets will be provided at no cost to the state or inmates. The Department of Corrections and Community Supervision says Wednesday that the approximately 51,000 inmates in 54 prisons will be eligible to receive one of ...
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by on February 16, 2018
Eric Lundgren is obsessed with recycling electronics. He built an electric car out of recycled parts that far outdistanced a Tesla in a  test. He launched what he thinks is the first “electronic hybrid recycling” facility in the United States, which turns discarded cellphones and other electronics into functional devices, slowing the stream of harmful chemicals and metals into landfills and the environment. His California-based company processes more than 41 million pounds of e-waste each y...
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by on December 3, 2017
Even an unlimited plan won't save you. With the Federal Communications Commission likely set to abolish net neutrality at its next meeting on December 14, a big, obvious question is just what the internet will look like after the change. A feature AT&T rolled out late last year to reduce users’ bandwidth when streaming videos to their phone may provide a suitably grim preview of an internet without net neutrality — the principle that internet service providers can’t play favorites with...
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by on February 17, 2018
The charges against 13 Russians allege they tried to discourage Americans from voting and communicated with “unwitting” people in the Trump campaign. Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s office brought an indictment Friday charging the alleged Russian propaganda outfit called the Internet Research Agency, two affiliated groups, and 13 Russian nationals with an elaborate plot to interfere with the 2016 election through metric-driven social media campaigns, using the same techniques as sophis...
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