Today, Algoriddim are launching version two of their DJ app, which promises to be the best consumer app of its kind on the Mac, iPad and iPhone. DJ 2 maps changes in an audio file and allows the user to see how the song is structured. It analyses tracks and visually shows in colored waveforms how the song is composed, those color changes give a good indication of where to start a transition between two songs. Also DJ 2 has a brand new technology to sync the beats of two songs during a transition that supposably works like magic. You just have to press sync on one record to begin, and the app automatically keeps both beats locked and in sync perfectly. For more details on DJ 2 head over here.
One of the reasons often cited for wanting to strip Americans of their right to gamble online is money laundering.The problem with this logic is that money can be laundered in any industry, not just online gambling. That’s discrimination in my book.
If U.S. lawmakers are supposed to be so much higher and mightier that the rest of the world’s leaders, how come they haven’t been able to stop money laundering after all this time?
You see, attempting to make online wagering illegal hasn’t dented money laundering at all.
Why should Americans lose their right to bet online just because the government can’t do its job in other arenas?
In our opinion this is one of the many “excuse reasons” to do away with online gambling.
Lawmakers whom are responsible for wanting to take your right to gamble online away probably know their true reasons for not wanting you to gamble online wouldn’t stand up in court. So they turn to such deflectionary arguments to cover their true reasons.
What might their true reasons be?
Reasons of morality. Continue reading
In computer support, a variety of codes can be used when referring to a customer. One of these codes has become fairly well known on the internet: PEBKAC (Problem Exists Between Keyboard And Chair) but there are a variety of others that are lesser known. One of these is used when reporting a fault which has been fixed: “The fault was a PICNIC” (problem in chair – not in computer), or “ID 10 T Error” – ID 10 T is, of course, IDIOT. Let us hope that you never see this noted down on your file when a serviceman is fixing your computer.
Computerworld – Facebook’s move to enable facial recognition across its entire social networking site is raising some eyebrows – and possibly some legal woes — over its privacy implications.
On Tuesday, Facebook announced in a blog post that it was working to make it easier for uses to tag photos of their friends and family members. To do this, it has been quietly rolling out facial recognition technology to a test group across the world’s biggest social network since late last year.
That means Facebook‘s system will be able to recognize the faces of its 500 million to 600 million users worldwide. The company will be able to identify you simply by your face.
Facebook noted that starting in just a few weeks, its system will scan all photos posted to Facebook and will offer up the names of the people who appear in the frame. All of Facebook’s users are automatically being added to the database.
The facial recognition feature is automatically turned on. Users who don’t want the service must go in and manually opt out of it (see video below).
A day after the announcement was made, data protection regulators at the European Union said they will launch an investigation into it, according to the Bloomberg news service, which also reported that authorities in the U.K. and Ireland are looking into the matter.
“Tags of people on pictures should only happen based on people’s prior consent and it can’t be activated by default,” said Gerard Lommel, a member of the EU’s Data Protection Working Party, according to Bloomberg. Such automatic tagging suggestions “can bear a lot of risks for users” and the European data-protection officials will “clarify to Facebook that this can’t happen like this.”
Facebook did not respond to a request for comment.
Dictators and despots ruling Middle Eastern and North African countries appear to have acquired an unfortunate new habit: Shutting down internet service to quell popular protests. Just as in Egypt and Libya, the beleaguered president of Syria, Bashar al-Assad, has ordered the internet cut off in large swaths of the country. It is believed to be the first time this has happened in Syria since protests against the current regime began this March. According to the Washington Post, 50,000 protesters took to the streets today to call for al-Assad’s resignation.