Wind Map of the U.S. Will Blow You Away
Ever wondered what the wind would look like if you could see it in action from above? You’re about to find out.
A new project posted online Wednesday by a pair of Google computer scientists, called simply Wind Map, has to be clicked on to be believed.
The wind information, updated hourly from the National Weather Service’s forecast database, is portrayed as white and grey strands, almost like sand or rivulets of mercury.
It can be quite hypnotizing to watch the gusty trails blast across the American continent, skitter over the Sierras, get roughed up by the Rockies, and whoosh over the great plains on its way to Canada…
A History of Hacktivism [INFOGRAPHIC]
Hacktivists use digital tools to breach security systems to protest or take a stand on political issues. The New Age hacker is motivated by the pursuit of justice, and is often hard to stop.
On Tuesday, Shawn Henry, an FBI agent who will soon leave his post, told the Wall Street Journal that cyber criminals are too powerful for the government to stop. He also said the U.S.’s current methods for preventing hacks are “unsustainable…
Twitter War Heats Up Over Health Care Law
While the United States Supreme Court forbids tweeting from its courtroom, thousands of people elsewhere have taken to Twitter to talk about the legal battle surrounding the Affordable Care Act, including top Republicans and Democrats. The two parties are now engaged in an all-out digital war to get more support for their side of the health care argument.
During the first day of Supreme Court oral arguments on Monday, “Obamacare” was mentioned more than 43,000 times while the general topic of “healthcare” was discussed more than 72,000 times…
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Korrio: Safe Web Tool Helps Parents Manage Kids’ Sports Teams
The Spark of Genius Series highlights a unique feature of startups and is made possible by Microsoft BizSpark. If you would like to have your startup considered for inclusion, please see the details here.
Quick Pitch: An all-in-one planning and organizing solution for parents or coaches of youth athletes
Genius Idea: Korrio offer a comprehensive platform where parents or team organizers can schedule games, communicate with parents, share team information and more, in one safe online location…
10 Tips for Raising Money on Kickstarter
Rusel DeMaria is the author of more than 60 books, and currently runs the High Score 3 Kickstarter project. Follow him on Twitter @DeMaria.
Double Fine, the game developer, raised $3.3 million for its adventure game, Double Fine Adventures. InXile, a game development company, made $500,000 in 17 hours for its role-playing game, Wasteland 2. Both did it on Kickstarter, the world’s largest funding platform for creative projects. Naturally, it would be easy to think of Kickstarter as a virtual Gold Rush…
Daily Show Correspondent Jason Jones Joins #WellEndowed Twitter Campaign
Edge Shave Gel has handed its Twitter account over to Daily Show Correspondent Jason Jones as part of its latest social media marketing campaign, which casts him as an “Edge fund manager.”
The brand is encouraging people to tweet an explanation of why they should receive a “micro-grant” of $50, $200 or $500 to its @EdgeShaveZone Twitter account using the hashtag #wellendowed. On Tuesday and Wednesday, the Jason Jones personally responded to some entrants tweets from the account…
Announcing SDK Update V5.0.10
Updated assemblies for Microsoft Dynamics CRM 2011 Update Rollup 7.
New performance information about retaining a service proxy instance throughout an application’s session and about allowing the system to generate GUIDs for better performance.
Active Directory and Claims-Based Authentication
Performance Best Practices
A new topic with guidance about two types of read-only forms: the new read-optimized forms included in Microsoft Dynamics CRM 2011 Update Rollup 7 and the Microsoft Dynamics CRM for Microsoft Office Outlook reading pane…
Racist Tweets Result in 56 Days in Jail
Ten days after posting racially offensive comments on Twitter during a soccer match, British student Liam Stacey has been sentenced to 56 days in jail.
Stacey, 21, tweeted the comments on St. Patrick’s Day using the handle @LiamStacey9 after U.K. soccer star Fabrice Muamba, who plays for the Bolton Wanderers, collapsed on the field during a live televised soccer match. His initial tweet, “LOL, F___ Muamba. He’s dead!!! HAHA,” incited a host of backlash from other users, who found the remark offensive…
Update Rollup 7 for Microsoft Dynamics CRM 2011
The links below will take you to the necessary information about Update Rollup 7. If a link does not work, please refer to the Release Channel Schedule below to make sure it is past the release datelisted.
Microsoft Download Center: http://www.microsoft.com/download/en/details.aspx?id=29221
Microsoft Knowledge Base Article: http://support.microsoft…