Recently the Sri Lankan Foreign Secretary Palitha Kohona said the government had found evidencethat the LTTE were seeking to buy thermobaric weapons (as well as anti-aircraft missiles) on the international market. The government also claimed to have found an arms cache that included “”nine mortar launchers of five different caliber of 120 mm, 81 mm, 82 mm, 80 mm and 60 mm, six Multi Purpose Machine Guns (MPMG ), two thermobaric launchers, twenty pistols, three Rocket Propeller Guns (RPG), [and] seven claymore mines.”
Thirty-seven people died directly from SARS in Taiwan this year, and a further 37 deaths were related to SARS. The latest case was the island’s first since the World Health Organization lifted a travel warning in July.
LinkedIn hopes to raise as much as $274 million, and if the IPO is successful, the company should be worth over $3 billion after the offering. Trading will commence on the New York Stock Exchange under the ticker symbol LNKD.
Here’s the thing: many comics I’ve read are full of errors—grammatical, spelling, punctuation and sometimes just plain using the wrong word. Honestly, I’m not sure if this is really the fault of the writer, or perhaps the letterer, but surely anything should be proofread before it gets published, right? As a bit of a grammar stickler myself, I cringe when I see misplaced apostrophes. Sure, a picture is worth a thousand words, but when your gorgeous illustrations are accompanied by the wrong “its/it’s” choice it feels like putting the Mona Lisa in a cheap $3 frame—or giving her an extra nose. How can you expect somebody to treat your comic book as Serious Literature when you don’t even know the difference between “their” and “there?”
4. EDUCATIONAL SUPPORT: The iPad App Store has whole sections dedicated to education and productivity–rich fodder for a future post, so consider this short list just the tip of the pedagogic iceburg.
Through encouragement, patience, and continual involvement regarding suggested materials use and building techniques, I pushed her along. Slowly, the pieces came together. She drilled and tightened and soldered and tweaked – and I only helped when asked specifically or an extra set of hands was required. When scrounging parts from my collected heaps, I would offer several similar chunks of detritus, allowing her to make the final call of which to use. When constructing and wiring, I let her know what I thought would be the best practices and techniques to use – but she pretty much had them figured out already.
The video was created by Emily Oberman at design firm Pentagram, and contains pics – solicited online by the band – of children from countries featured in the song. Fans were asked to submit three photos – a portrait, a picture of their country’s flag and an image representing their culture – to They Might Be Giants through Twitter with the hashtag #TMBGnation or to the band’s Tumblr. Hundreds of photos poured in throughout July and August, a decent response given all the locations named in the song, said TMBG‘s John Flansburgh.
“We are trying to give consumer all the freedom they can get, but when it comes to accessing content that the studios and content industry are very cautious about, we’ll have to incorporate some rights management,” Machado says. “Hopefully those industries will work on easy-to-use, affordable services that give you good value. It’s hard to tell; it’s their choice, it’s their content.”
“No matter who you are, interacting with the payments infrastructure of the internet is a pretty miserable experience,” Patrick Collison argues. Though the initial idea behind Stripe was simply to make accepting credit cards easier for developers, he says after a few months working on the project he and his brother realized that the issue extended to the fragmented nature of the mechanisms for online transactions in general. “It really seemed pretty clear there should be some unifying layer that binds all that together.”
For Ferguson, then, the enemy is not Intel, but a vague legal act that disrupts the free flow of information worldwide.
Clearly there’s a lot more fat to cut if the military’s interested. But for now, salute Maj. Gen. Bruce Casella, commander of the Army and Air Force Exchange Service, and Rear Adm. Glenn Robillard, commander of the Navy’s version. After they leave their posts next year, civilians will be in charge of stocking military post exchanges full of energy drinks, DVDs and fresh-enough groceries.
Moore: Well, yes. I think there has been a growth in awareness that individuals do have a say in how their lives go. What we’re interested in doing is empowering people by whatever means we can. We’ve got articles coming up about the squatters movement in Britain. If you are homeless and there is a vacant property just standing empty, as long as you’re willing to pay rent you have a right to squat on that property. There are hundreds of people being made homeless every day in this town. And with the current credit nightmare and financial plunge into the abyss that we’re all going through, it’s becoming particularly difficult for a lot of people. So we want to address that.
However, Ross doubted m130 owners would see a substantial financial award or even a refund for the color discrepancy. Ross said he has seen many class-action lawsuits where attorneys will walk away with generous attorney fees while their clients are left with little more than a handshake.
LP: True. Are there any ideas you can share with us about the future,
future digital plans, or are those under wraps at the moment?