[drewp timeline] drewp: I want an html editor where I highlight some text, drag a web link over the highlight, and it makes the selection into a link to that uri: I want an html editor where I highlight some text, drag a web link over the highlight, and it makes the selection into a link to that uri [jwz] Fix it with EYES!: Previously, previously, previously. [Twitter / ID_AA_Carmack] ID_AA_Carmack: @PitocasLopes my email is johnc at idsoftware [HotLinks] Jay Silver's TED talk on turning everyday objects into computer interfaces: Andy Baio : Jay Silver's TED talk on turning everyday objects into computer interfaces - the creator of Makey Makey, which I highly recommend [Planet Mozilla] Benjamin Kerensa: Under the hood: GeeksPhone Keon: Here is what the internals of the GeeksPhone Keon powering Firefox OS looks like: Photo by FCC Photo by FCC [Twitter / ID_AA_Carmack] ID_AA_Carmack: @wshabel I'm sure the current CoD codebase is 10x larger than the original Q3 code, so little of it would be mine.Happy to be an ancestor. [HotLinks] The Girl Who Turned to Bone: Andy Baio : The Girl Who Turned to Bone - how rare diseases are now treated, and how people support each other online [HotLinks] The Lonely Island's "Semicolon": Andy Baio : The Lonely Island's "Semicolon" - funny parody of hashtag rap [The Register] : Wretched hives 'harm more people than do good' Having solved all of the state's other problems, the Ohio legislature has passed a bill outlawing that most foul of societal ills: the internet café.? [Congress: Congressional News, Schedule, Votes & More - The Washington Post] Christie says he will 'be here to welcome' Obama to New Jersey: EARLIER ON THE FIX: Anthony Weiner's rocky restart In defense of Lois Lerner The Fix's top 15 gubernatorial races Read full article >> [Campaigns: Campaign and Election News & Analysis - The Washington Post] Christie says he will 'be here to welcome' Obama to New Jersey: EARLIER ON THE FIX: Anthony Weiner's rocky restart In defense of Lois Lerner The Fix's top 15 gubernatorial races Read full article >> [Tom Toles] Friday?s outtake: Read full article >> [The Register] SAP shuffles execs to chase cloud success: Former SuccessFactors CEO says Auf Wiedersehen It is time for musical chairs at SAP, and the desire to ramp-up products that run on the cloud and sell more of them is calling the tune to which the executives are dancing.? [The Register] : Nickel and diming customers because it can US subscribers to AT&T's mobile network are getting an extra 61¢ "Mobility Administrative Fee" on their bills beginning in May.? [The Register] Microsoft caves to Google, pulls YouTube app from WinPhone Store: Back to the older version for now Microsoft will remove its revamped YouTube app for Windows Phone 8 from its store and revert to the earlier version until such time as it can meet all of Google's requirements for the app, advertising included.? [Congress: Congressional News, Schedule, Votes & More - The Washington Post] Shorthand: * President Obama and Chris Christie reunited. * The NDU explained how a heckler got in. * One Senate candidate called his rival "pond scum." * Hillary Clinton's book got a release date. Read full article >> [Hopkinton Notices Google Group] MEMORIAL DAY CEREMONIES: The Veteran's Celebration Committee extends an invitation to join us for the Memorial Day Ceremonies to be held on Monday, May 27, 2013. The Ceremonies will begin at *Evergreen Cemetery in Woodville<[link]> [The Register] Amazon expands Appstore reach, gives devs more user data: Alternative Android store now in nearly 200 countries Looking to woo more app publishers to its Android Appstore and away from Google Play, Amazon has announced new tools that allow developers to track user engagement with their apps.? [The Register] Industry execs: Network admins are an endangered species: 'IT peasant, you are mere human middleware' Ethernet Summit If you are a network administrator, be aware that there are a lot of industry movers and shakers who want to put you out of a job.? [Twitter / ID_AA_Carmack] ID_AA_Carmack: @ms_apollo latency (lag) and bandwidth (frame rate) are independent variables that both matter.
AMD Launches New Mobile APU Lineup, Kabini Gets Tested (1311 characters)
Fri, 24 May 2013 23:40:00 -0400AMD Launches New Mobile APU Lineup, Kabini Gets TestedSlashdot
An anonymous reader writes "While everyone was glued to the Xbox One announcement, Nvidia GeForce GTX 780 launch", and Intel's pre-Haswell frenzy, it seems that AMD's launch was overlooked. On Wednesday, AMD launched it's latest line of mobile APUs, codenamed Temash, Kabini, and Richland. Temash is targeted towards smaller touchscreen-based devices such as tablets and the various Windows 8 hybrid devices, and comes in dual-core A4 and A6 flavors. Kabini chips are intended for the low-end notebook market, and come in quad-core A4 and A6 models along with a dual-core E2. Richland includes quad-core A8 and A10 models, and is meant for higher-end notebooks — MSI is already on-board for the A10-5750M in their GX series of gaming notebooks . All three new APUs feature AMD HD 8000-series graphics. Tom's Hardware got a prototype notebook featuring the new quad-core A4-5000 with Radeon HD 8300 graphics, and benchmarked it versus a Pentium B960-based Acer Aspire V3 and a Core-i3-based HP Pavillion Sleekbook 15. While Kabini proves more efficient, and features more powerful graphics than the Pentium, it comes up short in CPU-heavy tasks. What's more, the Core-i3 matches the A4-5000 in power efficiency while its HD 4000 graphics completely outpace the APU."
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N.Y. attorney general lays out complaints against Wells Fargo, Bank of America (345 characters)
Fri, 24 May 2013 22:08:00 -0400N.Y. attorney general lays out complaints against Wells Fargo, Bank of AmericaBusiness News, Financial News, Business Headlines & Analysis - The Washington Post
Bank of America, Wells Fargo and other large banks are dragging their feet in processing homeowners? requests for lower monthly payments under the $25 billion national mortgage settlement, said New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman in a letter obtained Friday by The Washington Post.Read full article >>
Improvising in a time of war (307 characters)
Fri, 24 May 2013 21:41:00 -0400Improvising in a time of warWorld: World News, International News, Foreign Reporting - The Washington Post
Ratty sweatpants and plastic sandals don't scream "entrepreneur." But way down in dusty southern Turkey, two miles from the Syrian border, a couple of dozen men sitting in the shade in plastic chairs were most definitely innovators in a wartime economy.Read full article >>
Lego X-wing fighter touches down in New York's Times Square (338 characters)
Fri, 24 May 2013 21:23:00 -0400Lego X-wing fighter touches down in New York's Times SquareThe Register
Biggest-ever brick model to plug Disney show
Danish toymeister Lego has unveiled the largest model yet using its eponymous plastic chunks: a 43ft (13.1 meters) X-wing fighter that's a claimed 1:1 scale replica of George Lucas' Death Star destroyer, and is 42 times the size of the same kit that Lego offers to children (old and young).?
What The Duck #1390 (337 characters)
Fri, 24 May 2013 20:56:00 -0400What The Duck #1390News: Digital Photography Review (dpreview.com)
We've been fans of Aaron Johnson's comic strip 'What the Duck' for years. 'WTD' is one of the best satirical comic strips in the world, and it's published here every week, as well as being included in our weekly newsletter. Barbed, topical and always amusing, we hope you enjoy WTD as much as we do. Click through for this week's strip.
How To Hack Twitter's Two-Factor Authentication (542 characters)
Fri, 24 May 2013 20:51:00 -0400How To Hack Twitter's Two-Factor AuthenticationSlashdot
An anonymous reader writes with this excerpt from PC Mag's SecurityWatch: "We've pointed out some problems with Twitter's new two-factor authentication. For example, since just one phone number can be associated with an account, Twitter's two-factor authentication won't work for organizations like the Associated Press, The Onion, or The Guardian. They were hacked; they could still be hacked again in the same way. However, security experts indicate that the problem is worse than that, a lot worse."
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The covert commander in chief (322 characters)
Fri, 24 May 2013 20:50:00 -0400The covert commander in chiefOpinions: Washington Post Opinion, Editorial, Op Ed, Politics Editorials - The Washington Post
Watching President Obama's compelling speech on counterterrorism policy Thursday, one couldn?t help wondering what he might accomplish if he could apply the same intellectual focus and intensity to governing the nation that he has shown as covert commander in chief.Read full article >>
The U.S. should use its ability to pressure Russia to end orphan trafficking (617 characters)
Fri, 24 May 2013 20:50:00 -0400The U.S. should use its ability to pressure Russia to end orphan traffickingOpinions: Washington Post Opinion, Editorial, Op Ed, Politics Editorials - The Washington Post
When Russian President Vladimir Putin banned U.S. adoptions of his country?s orphans in December, he consigned thousands of children who might have had families to institutions where they are abused, neglected and all too frequently trafficked into sexual exploitation. The U.S. government now has a choice: It can pressure Russian authorities to end orphan trafficking by giving Russia the lowest possible ranking in the State Department?s annual Trafficking in Persons(TIP) report due out next month. Or it can reward Russia with an undeserved passing grade.Read full article >>
?Alice in Wonderland? coercion (454 characters)
Fri, 24 May 2013 20:48:00 -0400?Alice in Wonderland? coercionOpinions: Washington Post Opinion, Editorial, Op Ed, Politics Editorials - The Washington Post
Barack Obama, vowing to elevate Washington to the level of his fastidiousness, came from Chicago, where the political machine inoculates itself from scandals by the proliferation of them: Many scandals mean merely cursory scrutiny of most. Now, notice the scant attention being given to an assault on civil liberties by the misconceived Education Department?s misnamed Office for Civil Rights (OCR).Read full article >>
Veterans need to share the moral burden of war (349 characters)
Fri, 24 May 2013 20:48:00 -0400Veterans need to share the moral burden of warOpinions: Washington Post Opinion, Editorial, Op Ed, Politics Editorials - The Washington Post
Recently I was a guest on a national television show, and the host expressed some indignation when I said that soldiers in Afghanistan don?t much discuss the war they?re fighting. The soldiers are mostly in their teens, I pointed out. Why would we expect them to evaluate U.S. foreign policy?Read full article >>
Surrogacy exposed (304 characters)
Fri, 24 May 2013 20:47:00 -0400Surrogacy exposedOpinions: Washington Post Opinion, Editorial, Op Ed, Politics Editorials - The Washington Post
Women?s reproductive rights have enjoyed a half-century or so of well-defined proponents and opponents, but the recently flourishing fertility industry, from egg harvesting to surrogacy, has produced fresh and surprising alliances among former foes.Read full article >>
Los Angeles poised for rebirth with Mayor Garcetti (759 characters)
Fri, 24 May 2013 20:46:00 -0400Los Angeles poised for rebirth with Mayor GarcettiOpinions: Washington Post Opinion, Editorial, Op Ed, Politics Editorials - The Washington Post
In electing Eric Garcetti their mayor on Tuesday, voters here chose a candidate who personifies the multiracial, multicultural city of L.A.?s hipster youth. At 42, Garcetti will be the youngest mayor this city has had in more than 100 years. Ethnically, Garcetti is not only the first elected Jewish mayor of Los Angeles but also the city?s second Latino mayor in more than 100 years (he?ll succeed the termed-out Antonio Villaraigosa). His Italian forebears settled in Mexico; his mother?s family is Jewish. Not since New York was governed by Fiorello La Guardia ? an Italian Episcopalian who had a Jewish mother ? has a mayor been a better demographic fit for so polyglot a city.Read full article >>
Editorial Board: The press must have the ability to ask questions (648 characters)
Fri, 24 May 2013 20:44:00 -0400Editorial Board: The press must have the ability to ask questionsOpinions: Washington Post Opinion, Editorial, Op Ed, Politics Editorials - The Washington Post
A FREE press in a democracy demands a delicate balance. The First Amendment means the media must have the right to inquire without hindrance. The government has a legitimate interest in keeping some national security information secret. When these come into conflict, the balance often has been struck this way: The media are free to pursue secrets, but it is up to those in government to keep them. When the media come into possession of information that, if disclosed, could be damaging, the government can plead the case for secrecy ? and the media generally are open to persuasion.Read full article >>
Editorial Board: Alexandria residents, Julian Dawkins?s family need answers (460 characters)
Fri, 24 May 2013 20:44:00 -0400Editorial Board: Alexandria residents, Julian Dawkins?s family need answersOpinions: Washington Post Opinion, Editorial, Op Ed, Politics Editorials - The Washington Post
FOR REASONS that are unknown, in circumstances that remain murky, a young man was shot and killed in Alexandria the other night by an off-duty Arlington County sheriff?s deputy. Based on the results of an autopsy, the shooting of Julian Dawkins, a 22-year-old shuttle driver for PBS?s ?NewsHour? program, was ruled a homicide. But the deputy, Craig Patterson, was neither arrested nor charged. Why?Read full article >>
Editorial Board: Higher wages for private development are out of line (452 characters)
Fri, 24 May 2013 20:44:00 -0400Editorial Board: Higher wages for private development are out of lineOpinions: Washington Post Opinion, Editorial, Op Ed, Politics Editorials - The Washington Post
IT HAS been almost two years since Nancy J. Leppink, acting administrator of the Labor Department?s Wage and Hour Division, declared that CityCenterDC, a $700 million private-sector complex under construction at the downtown site of the former convention center, is a public works project for purposes of the Davis-Bacon Act ? the de facto super-minimum wage law for government-backed projects.Read full article >>
Memorial Day deserves better (378 characters)
Fri, 24 May 2013 20:42:00 -0400Memorial Day deserves betterOpinions: Washington Post Opinion, Editorial, Op Ed, Politics Editorials - The Washington Post
The observance of the 150th anniversary of the establishment of the Bureau of Colored Troops in the District occurred this week, only a few days before Memorial Day. It seems fitting that the sesquicentennial of the Colored Troops Bureau falls close to the day originally set aside to remember those killed in the Civil War.Read full article >>
Benjamin Kerensa: Firefox OS Keon Unboxing (1591 characters)
Fri, 24 May 2013 20:41:00 -0400Benjamin Kerensa: Firefox OS Keon UnboxingPlanet Mozilla
Here are some photos of my unboxing of the GeeksPhone Keon running Firefox OS that I got today:
One thing I immediately liked was the packaging for the Keon is pretty darn unique.
I like the images on the side of the box which represent some of the things it can do.
Each phone comes with a simple booklet and a Firefox OS sticker
The inside of the box is neat and lets you use it to keep your phone organized and also holds a pair of earbuds, european USB charger and a regular USB cable.
The vinyl screen protector it shipped with was a bit messy but it didn?t matter much to me.
The back cover is a vibrant looking orange and feels rubberized
For those who have not been using Firefox OS for while that sums up much of the platform. There really is so much more including the Marketplace and speed that make this open mobile platform the wave of the future.
I think were moving towards a time where mobile platforms like Firefox OS, Ubuntu Touch and maybe even Tizen can compete with platforms like Android and iOS. I think Mozilla is doing a great job and has a super strategy for evangelizing the platform and getting partners and developers on board.
Iran?s nuclear designs are the greater Middle East threat (697 characters)
Fri, 24 May 2013 20:41:00 -0400Iran?s nuclear designs are the greater Middle East threatOpinions: Washington Post Opinion, Editorial, Op Ed, Politics Editorials - The Washington Post
The world is, understandably, focused on the Middle East. The map of the region ? drawn a century ago by European powers to reflect imperial interests rather than ethnic realities ? is unraveling. Syrians and Iraqis are being massacred, and Jordan is flooded with the half-million who have fled. Turkey, a formidable power, also struggles to meet the challenges of refugees and terrorist attacks. Russia, meanwhile, seems bent on supplying Syrian President Bashar al-Assad with deadly weapons such as the S-300 anti-aircraft system. This will enable Assad to enforce a no-fly zone over all of Syria and even parts of neighboring countries.Read full article >>
Watch of the Week: Timex's Summer-Ready Wristwear (1030 characters)
Fri, 24 May 2013 20:30:00 -0400Watch of the Week: Timex's Summer-Ready WristwearThe GQ Eye
Since Memorial Day weekend marks the start of your closet shifting into summer gear, it's an appropriate time to remind guys everywhere that amping up your wardrobe for the warmer months should also include what's sitting on your wrist. Give your leather or bracelet straps a break and opt for a colorful nylon NATO-style strap that nods to all things outdoor and rugged, but in hues that hardly blend into a crowd. But a swapped-out strap is only as good as the watch that it's tethered too and some of the most versatile ones out there come from Timex, available at exclusively at J.Crew. The partnership that brought vintage-style timepieces to the masses hasn't lost any steam, and the three styles available, the Andros, field watch, and military watch, maintain everything that we love about an iconic, masculine watch that holds up to the boldest of straps. So this season when you're sweating it out under the hot sun, giving your go-to watch some serious personality will be no sweat at all.
For more, visit jcrew.com
Mike Taylor: Google Hangout chat and the missing XMPP (1335 characters)
Fri, 24 May 2013 20:27:00 -0400Mike Taylor: Google Hangout chat and the missing XMPPPlanet Jabber
My friend Jason Salas (who is an amazing and smart man ? you should follow him in all of his endevours) asked me to comment on a post on Google+ from the Android Authority about XMPP being dropped by Hangout(s). I wanted to repost what I said here for anyone who reads my posts but is not on G+.
it?s a good summary about the issue with XMPP ? I may quibble with some of his thoughts about how Google ?helped? XMPP but not enough to reject the post completely.
We in the XMPP community have seen this before and we will continue to support everyone who wants to use a stable, robust and open protocol. In some ways it may be an odd blessing as Google did not support some of the more secure features of federation and now that the largest (public) client base is out of the picture we will be able to revisit some items that were previously put on hold.
I?m also sensing that Google itself may not be completely aware of what just happened, this may be a case of the marketing/product folks driving the release of a product(s) that were not yet set in order to meet the I/O deadline ? which is in-of-itself another worrying point.
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