Every morning, Liza wakes up and remembers that she’s been tortured. When she looks down at her hands, she can see slightly raised bumps where she believes she’s been implanted with microchips. She is certain that the chips track her every move, that her family has been programmed not to listen to her. She knows that her mind had been pushed to the limits of human endurance (“the most pain you could put on a person before they die”). The targeting, the rewiring of her brain, is so extreme that she can no longer even cry. Liza is 56, a thin, wiry woman with elf-like ears and bright eyes, an artist who grew up in the Rocky Mountains. She worked at Microsoft for 10 years and started her own web development company with her partner before the electronic attacks, the stalking, and the surveillance began. She knew it had to be some form of technology attacking her—she’d worked in the technology industry for more than a decade. She knew what it was capable … [Read more...] about Mind Games: The Tortured Lives of ‘Targeted Individuals’
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posted on 20 Oct 2010, 01:44 0 1. speedydank (Posts: 8; Member since: 26 Aug 2009) Ooh big woop, sometimes I wonder if 3G matters. I used to have a 3G phone,but I currently have a non-3G phone and it works at the same speed sometimes even faster! posted on 08 Jan 2010, 12:45 0 20. PapaJay224 (Posts: 866; Member since: 08 Feb 2009) with a name like "speedy Dank" Its understandable why you cant tell the difference.... posted on 07 Jan 2010, 19:55 0 2. big_red_loyal (Posts: 12; Member since: 07 Jan 2010) GSM doesn't, VERIZON DOES! posted on 07 Jan 2010, 20:15 0 3. vzw fanman (Posts: 1976; Member since: 11 Dec 2008) DROOOOOID posted on 07 Jan 2010, 20:30 0 5. shimmyx20 (Posts: 280; Member since: 03 Mar 2009) you VZW fanboys crack me up. keep it up, this is good entertainment. posted on 07 Jan 2010, 20:32 0 6. macron2000 (Posts: 81; Member since: 07 Sep 2009) It does if you want to enjoy LTE goodness this year! posted on 08 Jan 2010, … [Read more...] about Comments for : Nexus One already having 3G connection issues?
posted on 20 Oct 2010, 01:44 0 1. ssjassassin (Posts: 108; Member since: 31 Aug 2009) This will be a much better device compared to the outgoing model. I am finding it hard to be interested in this device though. With the launch of so many new operating systems on Big Red the time I will spend in choosing the phone for me is much longer. I am a multimedia addict and expect that the Motorola STD is really what I would want. Though the look and feel of this phone is really wonderful. I just find the operating system so dated and basic. The other thing is that the internals are weak. With phones launching with real powerhouse processing power blackberry feels behind the curve. But they stand and hold a stable and powerful spot in the market delivering solid products overall. posted on 12 Oct 2009, 13:53 0 2. vzw fanman (Posts: 1976; Member since: 11 Dec 2008) the the software between my storm now and the storm 2 isn't much different so it shouldn't be much better. im not … [Read more...] about Comments for : BlackBerry Storm2 9520 to launch this week; 9550 to be released in November by Verizon?
St. George, Utah -- Dec. 6, 2017 -- DxNA LLC, a molecular diagnostics company, today announced the regulatory clearance by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to market its molecular test for rapid detection of Coccidioidomycosis (Valley Fever) using DxNA's GeneSTAT.MDx Coccidioides test and proprietary GeneSTAT System. The GeneSTAT.MDx Coccidioides test on the GeneSTAT System is intended to provide a definitive diagnosis for both Coccidioides strains that cause Coccidioidomycosis (Valley Fever). The DxNA test significantly improves the time to results over current diagnostic methods. The cleared test provides for the availability of molecular testing for the disease at clinical laboratories and healthcare facilities where patients with the disease are primarily seen rather than requiring specimens to be sent to reference laboratories. The high performance Valley Fever test on the GeneSTAT System was developed based on intellectual property exclusively licensed from the … [Read more...] about DxNA receives OK for Coccidioides test; only FDA cleared molecular test for Valley Fever
Blake Ross is nervous. It’s a muggy May day in New York City, and the 20-year-old has to rent a tux for a big soiree where he’ll be hobnobbing with celebrities at one of his firstâ''ever black-tie events—a dinner for Time magazine’s 100 most influential people of the year. And he’s not very practiced with bow ties. ”I never made it to my prom,” says Ross, who has thick eyebrows and pronounced ears, making him look like a young Franz Kafka. No wonder he projects such intensity: Ross has been busy. While still a teenager, this self-taught coder cofounded the Mozilla Firefox project, a spin-off of Netscape’s Mozilla Web browser, sparking a global phenomenon. Firefox has since been downloaded by more than 200 million people worldwide, threatening the supremacy of even Microsoft’s browser, Internet Explorer. Although Firefox was ultimately wrought from the work of thousands of programmers in the free-software … [Read more...] about The Firefox Kid
This is part of IEEE Spectrum‘s Special Report: Why Mars? Why Now? I slowly scan the nearby rocks and crags, letting my gaze drift up toward the horizon. My eyes are searching for a recognizable shape—anything that’s not a rock—to give me a sense of scale. I come up empty. Mars is all around me, here in the StarCAVE, a virtual reality enclosure at the University of California, San Diego. Five projectors transform a room the size of a walk-in closet into a 360-degree panorama of the view from the basin of the large Gusev Crater. For the near future at least, only robots will touch Martian soil. But even after the rusty surface becomes a trampled mess of human boot prints, we—you and I—probably won’t qualify for the trip. So even if “mankind” one day reaches the Red Planet, most of us are destined, at best, to experience its exploration secondhand. The good news is that such secondhand participation is likely to be a lot better … [Read more...] about Mars For The Rest Of Us
A hundred years ago, higher education seemed on the verge of a technological revolution. The spread of a powerful new communication network—the modern postal system—had made it possible for universities to distribute their lessons beyond the bounds of their campuses. Anyone with a mailbox could enroll in a class. Frederick Jackson Turner, the famed University of Wisconsin historian, wrote that the “machinery” of distance learning would carry “irrigating streams of education into the arid regions” of the country. Sensing a historic opportunity to reach new students and garner new revenues, schools rushed to set up correspondence divisions. By the 1920s, postal courses had become a full-blown mania. Four times as many people were taking them as were enrolled in all the nation’s colleges and universities combined. The hopes for this early form of distance learning went well beyond broader access. Many educators believed that correspondence … [Read more...] about The Crisis in Higher Education
Most homes in the United States have Internet service, but they don’t in the poor parts of Cleveland and nearby suburbs. A survey in 2012 showed that 58 percent of the area’s households with incomes under $20,000 had neither home broadband nor mobile Internet access, often because of the cost. Another 10 percent had a mobile phone but no home broadband. Until recently, one such household was a ground-floor two-bedroom apartment in a public housing project called Outhwaite Homes, where a circumspect 13-year-old girl named Ma’Niyah Larry lives with her mother, Marcella. Ma’Niyah has a special-education plan for math; to help her, she’s been assigned problems to do online through Khan Academy. But her mother says she cannot afford broadband from Time Warner Cable, which would begin at around $50 a month, even for an entry-level offering, plus modem and taxes (and the price would rise significantly after the 12-month teaser rate expired). The family … [Read more...] about The Unacceptable Persistence of the Digital Divide
Not everyone has the time or money to get a traditional, college-level education. Years ago, this may have been a problem but that’s not the case anymore. Furthermore, these aren’t the online colleges of the past — the University of Phoenix isn’t your only option. Many of today’s top universities now offer online programs including Penn State, Boston University, and the Savannah College of Art and Design. Below are a few of the best options available, allowing you to spend less time browsing the blue-hued backdrop of Facebook and more time cracking down on your future career and everything it holds.Pennsylvania State University — Penn State World CampusPenn State’s offered distance learning courses for 125 years. It’s history dates back to 1892 with Penn State’s correspondence courses, though we’re not sure exactly how effective those could have been. What we do know is relevant courses came about in 1998 when Penn State … [Read more...] about You can earn most college degrees online, here’s how
Modeling Using an imaging spectrometer on MRO, researchers detected signatures of hydrated minerals on slopes where mysterious streaks are seen on the Red Planet. These darkish streaks appear to ebb and flow over time. They darken and appear to flow down steep slopes during warm seasons, and then fade in cooler seasons. They appear in several locations on Mars when temperatures are above minus 10 degrees Fahrenheit (minus 23 Celsius), and disappear at colder times."Our quest on Mars has been to 'follow the water,' in our search for life in the universe, and now we have convincing science that validates what we've long suspected," said John Grunsfeld, astronaut and associate administrator of NASA's Science Mission Directorate in Washington. "This is a significant development, as it appears to confirm that water — albeit briny — is flowing today on the surface of Mars."These downhill flows, known as recurring slope lineae (RSL), often have been described as possibly related … [Read more...] about Liquid Water Flows on Today’s Mars