Can the Swiss Watchmaker Survive the Digital Age?
When the image appeared on a large computer screen, he zoomed in on the Bluetooth antenna, which looked like a dark, square block. Getting If you wanted to hand something down to your children, the sales pitch went, spend thousands of dollars on a ...
June 3, 2015
Bradley was touched that Foley had taken the extra trouble, and presented the second letter to his children as a model of grace. . They traded information about avenues they had explored and people they had approached—N.G.O. workers, State ...
June 24, 2015
Nicaragua's Bizarre Plan to Bury the Panama Canal
The country's Sandinista government has cut a deal with a reclusive Chinese businessman willing to spend $50 billion on a larger-than-life transport waterway. There are a few unanswered questions, starting with whether Nicaraguans really want it and ...
June 23, 2015
No simulated sex; texting lane; pot pollution
POLSON, Mont. — A state judge has rejected a plea agreement in the case of a Polson man who acknowledged mistakenly killing his father-in-law by hitting him in the head with a claw hammer in March 2014. Desmond Mackay, 36, was charged with ...
Anytime Fitness plans grand re-opening gala
“We're very excited about our new equipment,” said Kenny Hall, fitness director. “We have added half racks for Olympic lifts by The HIIT Zone's equipment works the lower, upper and full body, Bryan explained, noting there's a digital clock on the ...
June 17, 2015
Four Columbia House insiders explain the shady math behind “8 CDs for a penny”
PO: I will also add that's why when Napster came along, and everybody essentially had a digital master in their home—or hundreds of digital masters in their home—that they could upload very, very easily, I cried not a single tear for those ...
June 10, 2015
From the pub to the barn, Maryland estate is lavish
"This may be a big house, but it's not a cold house." The family gathers for meals in the breakfast room, which has a Swedish grandfather clock from 1823 and a bell that was once used in a Franciscan monastery to call the monks to dinner. The pale ...
June 6, 2015
— A state judge has rejected a plea agreement in the case of a Polson man who acknowledged mistakenly killing his father-in-law by hitting him in the head with a claw hammer in March 2014. Desmond Mackay, 36, was charged with deliberate homicide... When Mackay entered his plea in April, District Judge Kim Christopher reminded him that she was not bound by the plea agreement. Christopher said she was concerned about the reduction in charge because prosecutors alleged Mackay was hiding in a garage waiting to attack his brother-in-law on March 5, 2015, when Barrows walked in and was struck instead. Both sides said Mackay suffered emotional distress and a mental defect because of ongoing bullying by his brother-in-law Jesse Waugh, who was the intended target. Christopher had scheduled Mackay's sentencing hearing for Thursday, but she decided she couldn't accept the mitigated deliberate homicide charge, KERR-AM in Polson reported. Christopher withdrew Mackay's guilty plea and entered a not guilty plea on his behalf. The New Hampshire-based company said 37 percent of Nevada students and 76 percent of Montana students completed the computerized English language arts and math tests for.
The original of only six models ever built, it was the first American car to beat Ferrari on its own turf, was once engulfed by flames in Daytona, was driven around Los Angeles by a music celebrity, and then sat for 30 years in a storage unit --... The extraordinary vehicle was the brainchild of an American car legend, who used it to win championships and shatter speed records. Today, 50 years after it was built, the Shelby Cobra Daytona Coupe prototype finally sits in its rightful place -- a museum founded by its current owner. A car with a mission As the name suggests, the car was created by American automotive entrepreneur, Carroll Shelby , who wanted to beat Italian designer Enzo Ferrari. But in 1963, years after Shelby had hung up his racing gloves, he wanted to win as a constructor -- with an American car, at that. At the time, American cars weren't very competitive, says Fred Simeone, the current owner of the car and founder of the Simeone Museum , where it's currently displayed.
Wall Street’s Leap Second Concern Saw Minor Hiccups, But No Chaos
as major U.S. exchanges altered market schedules and several large firms reduced trading activity around the addition of the extra second. Added every few years to realign clocks with the Earth’s rotation, the leap second hasn’t occurred during active ...
July 1, 2015
What 61 seconds in a minute means for you (VIDEO)
As modern life has become more and more digital, the potential for snags when clocks go from 11:59:59 ... About 10 per cent of large-scale computer networks will encounter hiccups due to the leap second, said Geoff Chester, public affairs officer for ...
June 30, 2015
Your Tuesday Briefing
Wall Street stocks ... to the atomic clock today after 11:59 p.m. and before midnight U.T.C. This has happened 25 times since 1972 and is done to account for the slowing rotation of the Earth. Last time, in 2012, a few large-scale computer networks ...
June 30, 2015
Shoal Games Ltd. to List on the TSX Venture Exchange as SGW
"Shoal Games Ltd. is one of only a few publicly traded companies that enable investors to participate in the buoyant Social Games industry, joining industry leading firms such as NASDAQ listed King Digital (KING ... supported by a large co-ordinated ...
June 30, 2015
We Should Drop the Leap Second Before It Causes Real Damage
About 50 years ago, we started keeping time with atomic clocks—clocks that operate according to the oscillations of a tiny atom.—and in order to keep these clocks in step with the earth, we add an extra second ... and so much of Wall Street—the ...
June 30, 2015
How will you spend your extra second of life Tuesday?
You will have an extra second today courtesy of the phenomenon known as the "leap second." It's not a lot of extra time, but the tiny leap second ironically generates a lot more scary fractions for scientists and anxiety for Wall Street and international ...
June 30, 2015
Leap Second: Financial Markets, Businesses Preparing For 61 Seconds
However, in order to keep atomic clocks exactly aligned with the rotation of the Earth, scientists add an extra second to the day every few years. As ValueWalk reported yesterday, adding an extra second to clocks is, however, a big deal to computers and ...
June 30, 2015