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Four short links: 14 May 2013

native binaries, personal phone numbers, Russian Roulette, grand jury prize

Executable Archaeology: The Case Of The Stupid Thing Eating All My RAM -- The generically named Form1 of the application contains several widgets which are never actually displayed: a start button, a stop button, a place for displaying mouse coordinates, and a text box for displaying some other unspecified data. Someone then dutifully registered it to be launched in the background every time the tablet boots, and every time the tablet is tilted, shaken, or prodded a little too hard, the RAM usage goes up.

Gov't obtains wide AP phone records in probe -- The records obtained by the Justice Department listed outgoing calls for the work and personal phone numbers of individual reporters, for general AP office numbers in New York, Washington and Hartford, Conn., and for the main number for the AP in the House of Representatives press gallery, according to attorneys for the AP. These records potentially reveal communications with confidential sources across all of the newsgathering activities undertaken by the AP during a two-month period, provide a road map to AP's newsgathering operations and disclose information about AP's activities and operations that the government has no conceivable right to know," Pruitt said. Officials have previously said in public testimony that the U.S. attorney in Washington is conducting a criminal investigation into who may have provided information contained in a May 7, 2012, AP story about a foiled terror plot.

Facebook Kills Social Roulette, The App With A 1/6 Chance Of Deleting Your Faceb ... -- Social Roulette is an app that would delete one in six users Facebook account data, but its founder confirms its been blocked by Facebook so it no longer functions. But on Social Roulette, its implied that having your Facebook account deleted means you won. When I asked co-founder McDonald about the philosophy behind Social Roulette, he told meEveryone talks about deleting their Facebook account, but we rarely take action. This could be considered a violation of Facebook Platform Policy I.3 that state You must not circumvent (or claim to circumvent) our intended limitations on core Facebook features and functionality.

A Total Disruption: Ondi Timoner's Portal For Innovators by Ondi Timoner Kickst ... -- Who is Amanda Palmer? She harnessed the power of social media and the enthusiasm of her devoted fan base - not just for her art, but for her inspired mission to change the way the game is played. We will begin by chronicling Amanda's next world tour - which is dedicated to playing for the fans that contributed to her unparalleled crowdfunding success. Amanda's story is one everyone can learn from and reproduce-- a singular story that represents the larger zeitgeist in which we all live. ONDI CRITIQUE & CONSULTATION} Dr. Ondi will will get deep with your project - whether you are in pre-production, need fresh eyes on a rough cut, or planning distribution and marketing.

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