In Germany, a man who set off a bomb outside a concert and a teenager who assaulted train passengers with an ax were both chatting with handlers until minutes before their attacks. The teenager's handler urged him to use a car instead of an ax — “The damage would be much greater,” the handler advised — but the young man said he did not have a driving permit. “I want to enter paradise tonight,” he said, according to a transcript obtained by a German newspaper.
In northern France, a pair of attackers who had been guided by an Islamic State cybercoach slit the throat of an 85-year-old priest. The pair had not known each other, and according to the investigative file, the handler introduced them, organizing for them to meet days before the attack. Intelligence records obtained by The Times reveal that the same handler in Syria also guided a group of young women who tried to blow up a car in front of the Cathedral of Notre-Dame in Paris.
The NY Times story describe how just one ISIS planner, out of perhaps a dozen, was working with several potential attackers in Britain, Canada and America all at once:
One of the Islamic State's most influential recruiters and virtual plotters was known by the nom de guerre Abu Issa al-Amriki, and his Twitter profile instructed newcomers to contact him via the encrypted messaging app Telegram
Amriki was grooming attackers in Canada and Britain, as well as at least three other young men in suburbs across America, according to court records. They included a former member of the Army National Guard living in Virginia; a warehouse worker from Columbus; and Emanuel L. Lutchman, a 25-year-old in Rochester.
Amriki and his wife were killed by a U.S. airstrike last April.
That is truly evil, and the FAA ought to crack down on them.
Specify font size in points, please. Those of us who've been working in typography for years all specify point size. While the definition of a point has varied with geography and time, the most common definition today is 1/72 of an inch (0.013888... in), or 3.175/9 mm (0.352777.... mm). This "DTP point" definition came to be as Warnock & Geschke of Adobe either didn't know or care that Donald Knuth was already using 1/72.27 in in Tex. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/...
Even so, fonts are often designed to be a little bigger or smaller than the stated point size, as subtle adjustments are made for font weight and other design issues, such as running curved lines slightly beyond straight ones so that characters appear to be properly aligned to the human eye - at least they used to be until display on low-resolution CRTs and printers totally destroyed the subtle adjustments that font designers made - though greyscale fonts can somewhat repair the damage.
Amazon's naive to think that banning incentive-driven reviews will make them go away. Of course they'd like to think that all vendors will transition to Vine, but more likely they'll just go underground - when they're not marked, readers can't adjust their interpretation based upon the information, nor can they be studied statistically. Vendors will also get suckered into participating in underground paid reviewing, increasing their real sales costs, and run the risk of losing the invested money when they get caught.
There's been several comments about "co-mingling" of products. I'd agree that we, and Amazon, should be concerned about that, too. Amazon could address the co-mingling issue for reviews that are connected to a purchase by identifying the vendor associated with that purchase, just as when products are lumped together, the reviews have a notation as to which of the several products are reviewed. Amazon needs to go even further, and separate the star rating average by product and vendor as appropriate. Probably, it would help identify poor vendors more quickly.
Mylan's current patent is on their current autoinjector - the original patent dates back to 1977.
I'm speaking as the author of one of the top-rated reviews on Amazon for the WRT-54GL soon after it came out. My review cited the availability of open-source firmware for the device as the main reason for buying it, and its compatibility with the earlier WRT-54G v2-v4 devices that had enough available memory bringing on firmware with greater features than the design had with the stock software.
However, that review was written December 2, 2005, and more than ten years have passed. Now, if you want a low-cost router that runs open source software, I'd instead recommend the ASUS RT-N12, which is more than 30% cheaper, uses a 50% faster processor, all-black exterior, adds 802.11n at 300Mbps, and runs Tomato by Shibby firmware just fine.
The rebate doesn't immediately disappear when the 200K number is hit, it gets phased out.
True, it gets cut in half for two quarters, then gets cut in half again for one quarter, then it's done. It phases out dramatically and rapidly.
Reserving one of these cars now increases the likelihood that your car will be eligible for the $7500 tax credit. As I understand it, this credit only applies to the first 200,000 qualifying vehicles sold by a manufacturer. At last estimates, Tesla sold about 100,000 or so vehicles which leaves about 100,000 credits left.
I reserved mine last night. The deposit is fully refundable. At the very least, I think I've got a shot at getting the federal credit.
It's not a bad deal.
Note that only US sales count against the 200k limit. Based upon some knapkin-scratch computation (I got to an estimate of 175k by end of 2017), the 200k figure (assuming 50% of sales are in the US and 50% annual sales growth) seems likely to be hit about the end of 2017, which is when the Model 3 is supposed to start shipping. It's not a sure thing, as sales over the next two years may be depressed by the Model 3 announcement (as iPhone new model expectations depress sales of existing models), and Telsa has been at least a little late in first shipping of each new model. I'd estimate that if you don't get an early order of the Model 3, you're not likely to get the 7.5k bonus rebate from the US, unless Congress (hah!) sees fit to extend the program.
This kind of application desperately needs to include hotspot software that does a VPN over SSL or TLS (https security layer, relying on PKI). An ideal platform for doing this would be for email providers to add VPN for internet access alongside the SSL/TLS links they already operate for IMAP/POP3/SMTP, as it provides for some level of user authentication and traceability. There's also existing standalone VPN hotspots, but incorporating VPN into email would help make VPN ubiquitous.
I have a very small mind and must live with it. -- E. Dijkstra