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Distro's CES 2013 Daily Issue 73.2: 4K TVs, celebrity sightings and a giant robotic spider

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With calluses forming on our fingertips as we pound away at our well-worn keyboards, we bring you the second installation of Distro's CES 2013 Daily. Our eyes may be having a hard time focusing on the real world, what with all of the 4K displays we've been staring at,...
Distro's CES 2013 Daily Issue 73.2: 4K TVs, celebrity sightings and a giant robotic spider

DailyDirt: Doing Whatever A Spider Can...

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For years, researchers have been looking at spider silk's properties to try to re-create it into supermaterials tougher than Kevlar or steel. We're still learning a lot about how spider silk is made and what its structures are, so it'll probably be a few more decades before everyone is wearing...
DailyDirt: Doing Whatever A Spider Can...

Trick or Treat: Deck the haunts with Halloween dingbats

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Halloween dingbat collection Trick or Treat 2.0 from Jess Latham at Blue Vinyl is definitely part trick, but all treat. The Trick or Treat 2.0 collection of graphics includes pretty much every Halloween icon you can think of: bats, spiders, skulls, ghosts, witches, devils, candy, cats, owls, haunted houses,...
Trick or Treat: Deck the haunts with Halloween dingbats

Wasp spider foreign exchange program shows shifting heat tolerance

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The march of wasp spiders into more northerly territories demonstrates how climate change may prompt species to alter their temperature preferences. By analyzing the genetic diversity and distribution of the wasp spider (Argiope bruennichi) geneticists at the Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Biology have pinned the initial shift in...
Wasp spider foreign exchange program shows shifting heat tolerance

YouTube Takes Down Music Video For 'Terms Of Service' Violation; Refuses To Explain Or Put Back

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Art Neill, from the very cool non-profit group New Media Rights (which provides legal services/advocacy for internet users and creators), alerts us to an unfortunate story involving YouTube pulling down a band's video, claiming terms of service violations, but refusing to explain much more. We've discussed multiple times before that...
YouTube Takes Down Music Video For 'Terms Of Service' Violation; Refuses To Explain Or Put Back

Human Rights Group Deploys An 'Empathy Test' Captcha System To Help Sites Fend Off Trolls

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Fact: if you have a site with any amount of traffic and open comment threads, you're going to draw trolls. There's no method that's been proven to completely rid your site of trolls, though not for a lack of trying. (This one is particularly mischevious.) Various sites have tried anything...
Human Rights Group Deploys An 'Empathy Test' Captcha System To Help Sites Fend Off Trolls

If You're Human IT Middleware, It's Time To Find A New Job

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Guest author Alan S Cohen is a serial enterprise technology veteran, and most recently a Vice President at Nicira, which was acquired by VMware for $1.26 Billion. Years ago I was delivering a keynote at a conference when my Yahoo Messenger client popped up on the screen on my computer...
If You're Human IT Middleware, It's Time To Find A New Job

Many Brands Are Paying To Show Ads To Bots, Piracy Sites

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“Fraud is the elephant in the digital room” according to a report on digital ad campaigns published today by metrics company comScore (NSDQ: SCOR). The report also claims that companies are paying to have their display ads appear on “objectionable content” sites dedicated to pornography, piracy or malware. The...
Many Brands Are Paying To Show Ads To Bots, Piracy Sites

Pour One Out for Arachnid Astronaut Nefertiti, Gone From Us Too Soon

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R.I.P., Spidey. (Photo: Smithsonian) Sad news for spiderkind: Space.com reports that Nefertiti, a jumping spider who participated in International Space Station experiments in weightlessness, has passed away at the Smithsonian, where she was on display. She was ten months old. The Smithsonian announced Nefertiti’s passing via Facebook: The loss of...
Pour One Out for Arachnid Astronaut Nefertiti, Gone From Us Too Soon

Saving web pages and other queries | Ask Jack

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John needed to find a web page in Google's cache, but are there alternatives? Andrew wants a free program to replace Client for Google Translate, while Karen wants to add contact details to her Gmail emailsI needed to see what a recruitment agency job description looked like last week, because...
Saving web pages and other queries | Ask Jack

Navigating The Deep, Dark Web

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We recently ran an excerpt from Cole Stryker's new book, Hacking the Future about the importance of anonymity. Here's the second excerpt from this book, our latest book club selection. This time it's about navigating parts of the web that not everyone knows about... We'll be hosting a chat with...
Navigating The Deep, Dark Web
The horrifying (and fictional) wonders of Google Island

YouTube Takes Down Music Video For 'Terms Of Service' Violation; Refuses To Explain Or Put Back

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Art Neill, from the very cool non-profit group New Media Rights (which provides legal services/advocacy for internet users and creators), alerts us to an unfortunate story involving YouTube pulling down a band's video, claiming terms of service violations, but refusing to explain much more. We've discussed multiple times before that...
YouTube Takes Down Music Video For 'Terms Of Service' Violation; Refuses To Explain Or Put Back

Navigating The Deep, Dark Web

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We recently ran an excerpt from Cole Stryker's new book, Hacking the Future about the importance of anonymity. Here's the second excerpt from this book, our latest book club selection. This time it's about navigating parts of the web that not everyone knows about... We'll be hosting a chat with...
Navigating The Deep, Dark Web
Metacert Raises $740K to Rid the Web of Porn, If You Want It To

Sheep in Spiders’ Clothing?

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Sheep in Spiders’ Clothing?
German art student turns building into huge spider tank

Facebook Suing Power.com for Auto-Logging

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Facebook is suing Power Ventures in Northern California District Court for its social network aggregator, Power.com. Power.com is used to pull together information from a variety of social network sources. Facebook maintains that PV is violating a number of its terms of service, including one that insists you cannot "collect...
Facebook Suing Power.com for Auto-Logging

DailyDirt: Spiders, Man!

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Spiders are just fascinating creatures -- not only because they have a crazy number of appendages, but also because they create intricate webs and seem to have incredibly complex behaviors for such small animals. To top it off, we're learning something new about the properties of spider silk all the...
DailyDirt: Spiders, Man!

Halloween Spider: Spin your words wisely with this creepy font

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Got bats in your belfry? With Halloween Spider, you can have cobwebs on your copy too. Designed by Claude, Halloween Spider is a TrueType font that pairs bold uppercase glyphs with spiders that seem to walk across well-placed webs. Halloween Spider doesn't include numbers or special characters, and the...
Halloween Spider: Spin your words wisely with this creepy font

Just trying to figure out wether a video on Flickr appears on FriendFeed in the same way. Extra information on it: lots of spiders were born yesterday. In my garden. They are flocking together. But when I touch something they come to live again. That's wh

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Just trying to figure out wether a video on Flickr appears on FriendFeed in the same way. Extra information on it: lots of spiders were born yesterday. In my garden. They are flocking together. But when I touch something they come to live again. That's wh

Murdoch Finally Invites The Google Spiders To Search London Times

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Back in 2009, Rupert Murdoch closed the London Times down with a paywall, preventing even Google from perusing the stories contained within. Approximately 200,000 subscribers later (or 130,751 if you’re to believe PaidContent), the experiment was clearly a failure. Now Murdoch is opening up the paper to search engines, although...
Murdoch Finally Invites The Google Spiders To Search London Times
Cotton could be used to farm moisture in the desert thanks to cheap new polymer

Robotic Spider Weaves Web at MIT Media Lab

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An MIT Media Lab robot mimicked silk worms and spiders and wove a cocoon-like structure with a little programming help from humans....
Robotic Spider Weaves Web at MIT Media Lab

Groupon's Operating Loss Bigger Than Expected

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Groupon's shares have fallen after the company reported a greater than expected operating loss of $12.9 million. Are we tired of daily deals? Groupon released its fourth quarter and full-year 2012 results on Wednesday, and reported quarterly revenue of $638.8 million with an operating loss of $12.9 million and...
Groupon's Operating Loss Bigger Than Expected

Apps Rush: Spider-Man AR Book, Click A Taxi, LG Cloud, BurgerQuest, Spotify, BNDWGN and more

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What's new on the app stores on Tuesday 26 June 2012A selection of seven new and notable apps for you today:Spider-Man AR Book HDSpider-Man and augmented reality, together at last! Is that what Spidey fans have been waiting for? No matter. Disney's latest iPad app for its Marvel subsidiary promises...
Apps Rush: Spider-Man AR Book, Click A Taxi, LG Cloud, BurgerQuest, Spotify, BNDWGN and more

SEO for AJAX

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AJAX and SEO is a tricky topic – after all, an AJAX-based website is more or less the same as a FLASH website: it may look fancy but is non-navigatable. AJAX got its bad SEO reputation for a number of reasons, including: - crawling issues (you are risking not getting...
SEO for AJAX
Craigslist going thermonuclear on re-listers, reportedly blocking all search engines

Claiming Legality, EveryLodge Launches A Flash Sales Aggregator For Hotel Deals

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EveryLodge is a new startup that aims to at least partially fill the void left by the closure of sample sale aggregator MyNines last year. Like MyNines, EveryLodge also aggregates the ongoing flash sales from across the web for shoppers’ convenience. However, where the former focused on the fashion vertical,...
Claiming Legality, EveryLodge Launches A Flash Sales Aggregator For Hotel Deals

Not since Bush's reelection have people wanted to move out of the US so badly, but this time it's to Australia

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Yes yes, this is a bit gloating in that the people we are mocking are silly, but that’s really quite alright as we’re better than them. Following Bush’s reelection in 2004, a massive surge was recorded in the number of people running a Google query for ‘move to Canada.’ Yes,...
Not since Bush's reelection have people wanted to move out of the US so badly, but this time it's to Australia
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