Phone makers should build their products with the expectation that lots of us will take indelicate photos of ourselves and our loved ones. When we do so, our phones should step in with options for protecting such photos, and should apply extra scrutiny when the people who are snapping them are underage.
Timely but ludicrous. The idea that some data should be more protected or sensitive than other data, based on its subject, is asinine. Automagically protecting some data means the threshold of protection for other data is lower. OEMs and, more importantly, cloud service providers, need to be treating everything as if it’s as sensitive as a nekked selfie or tax return. Anything else is just making weak links in the chain.
The following statements are true, and not incompatible: Private development is essential to Brooklyn Bridge Park’s success. But a lack of affordable housing is a citywide emergency. Brooklyn Bridge Park can sustain itself through its public-private model and still have some affordable units built on its edges. The Brooklyn waterfront can and should stay green without becoming a luxury enclave, because this city gem is nobody’s private backyard.
I just moved out of Park Slope/Gowanus after effectively being priced out over six years. I love Brooklyn, but some folks need to get some perspective. NIMBY has no place in this city; there are too many of us and there’s no more space on the islands. Travel four blocks in any direction and a neighborhood changes. This is Brooklyn, not Battery Park City. Love it or leave it.
Free money for CoinStar or TD Bank, though. Just before I moved, I brought a forty pound bag of change to TD bank. $140 in change. Seemed like a much better idea at the time to walk to the bank than take a cab.
The Hobbit may only be split into three films because of conservative editing and an appetite for ticket sales, but they really do bring Tolkien’s world to life every bit as well as the LoTR trilogy. I like them.
Taking a sharp turn away from the lush island jungles of the top-rated Far Cry 3, Far Cry 4 is set in Kyrat, an untamed region currently ruled by a despotic self-appointed king. But don’t be lulled into a false sense of security by the achingly beautiful views; Kyrat is a wild land full of perils. Once again, players will be able to craft their own stories as they travel through this exotic open world teeming with wildlife – using their wits along with an assortment of powerful weapons and diverse vehicles.
YES. Far Cry 3 is one of the best title of the last generation. Stoked for the next.
Levar Burton and team want to bring Reading Rainbow fully digital - from libraries and iPad to the web and classrooms. As of midnight on its first day, the Kickstarter has been funded $1.4M and counting. That comes from 31.5K backers with an average pledge of over $45. It’s brilliant.
See, it is super easy and takes almost no time at all to create something like this, as long as your definitions of “super easy” and “no time” are flexible enough to include difficult and time-consuming.
But the results are breathtaking:
Inspired by John Nelson’s breathing earth and Conveyal’s aggregate-disser post, I wondered if I could make a breathing city. Manhattan looks somewhat lung-like, so it seemed natural. Should be a fun, quick project. How naive I was.