With hundreds of thousands dead or wounded and still no end in sight, the conflict has revealed that U.S. battlefield calculations must evolve.

Bill Clinton 1995 immigration clip

That media blackout obfuscates the reality that unfettered immigration into the US presents an innate threat to citizens. Since the 2021 fiscal year, Border Patrol has arrested 43,674 criminal non-citizens. US Customs And Border Protectiondefines the term criminal non-citizen as any individual who has been convicted of one or more crimes either in the US or abroad before behind interdicted by immigration officials. The metric also discounts criminal convictions abroad for crimes not illegal in the US. Of those 43,674 criminal non-citizens arrested, violent crimes accounted for over of their 8,000 preexisting convictions. Murder convictions related to 165 of those arrests, while sex crime convictions comprised nearly 10 times that amount with 1,210 having been documented by Border Patrol. Despite being on the books, these figures have received as little coverage by legacy media outlets as Riley’s murder has.

Less well known is the company’s sideline of accepting money to help authoritarian governments put out positive messages about their record-breaking achievements. This week, GWR certified ten new records for Saudi Arabia, which is condemned by human rights groups as a repressive state that is holding two people on death row who were children at the time of their alleged offences.

At $US15,000, BYD’s new Qin EV is already being touted as a “Corolla killer”, as the world’s second largest EV maker continues to disrupt the global auto market.

Dean Phillips’ presidential campaign denounced the alleged actions of one of its consultants and said it may take legal action against him.

The governor has been raising money for Democrats in other states ahead of the November election and actively campaigning for President Biden’s releection bid. On Sunday, he returned from Washington where he attended a meeting with other governors and the president and participated in national television interviews as a surrogate for the Biden campaign. 

One reader made a comment I’m going to steal: Sony should really be named Sony*, because all the details you need to know end up in footnotes.

There are simpler ways to gain exposure to the growing Tequila category than building a quant strategy tracking rap songs lyrics in real time. And yet. The brokerage’s consumer team has taken an awe-inspiring look into the world of alcohol references in rap and pop music, to see if cognac — rap’s favourite imbibable leitmotif — still reigns supreme.

Google has seen this torrent of British activity and flagged our public IP address as British

A British Airways supervisor has gone ‘on the run’ in India after being accused of organising a ‘£3million immigration scam’ from his check-in desk at Heathrow airport.

A record 93.4 per cent of all in-store card transactions up to £100 were made with ‘touch and pay’ in 2023, cementing it as the UK’s most popular payment method.

The FCC originally awarded CostQuest $44.9 million to create the broadband maps. Everybody I know who works with mapping thinks this is an exorbitant amount, but if this was the end of the mapping story, then congratulations to CostQuest for landing a lucrative federal contract – lots of other companies have made hay doing so over the years. Unfortunately, this is only the beginning of the mapping story because the FCC gave CostQuest the ability to own the rights to the mapping fabric, which is the database that shows the location of every home and business in the country that is a potential broadband customer. This is a big deal because it means that CostQuest, a private company, controls the portal for data needed by the public to understand who has or doesn’t have broadband.

The biggest threat to the Big Three comes from a new crop of Chinese automakers, especially BYD, which specialize in producing plug-in hybrid and fully electric vehicles. BYD’s growth is astounding: It sold three million electrified vehicles last year, more than any other company, and it now has enough production capacity in China to manufacture four million cars a year. But that isn’t enough: It’s building new factories in Brazil, Thailand, Hungary and Uzbekistan, which will produce even more cars, and it may soon add Indonesia and Mexico to that list. A deluge of electric vehicles is coming.

Seventy-seven years later, when Mayor London Breed confirmed the closure of Macy’s San Francisco flagship on Tuesday (among 150 “underproductive” Macy’s stores across the country), the news was not just the shuttering of the centerpiece of Union Square shopping. It was the end of a San Francisco cultural icon. The store started, according to early Chronicle reporting, on a chance 1945 meeting by two tycoons walking their boxers in Central Park. Macy’s executive Wheelock H. Bingham of New York and department store executive Joseph V. Costello of San Francisco talked about their dogs, then their jobs, then a potential business deal.

As I continued to piece together Benioff’s land purchases in Waimea, a colleague at NPR got an out-of-the-blue text from him. Word had gotten back to Benioff that I was poking around town. He wanted to speak with me.

Newsom has been an empty vessel for rich special interest friends since his time as San Francisco mayor. Pathetic that some see him as the future of the Democratic Party. Or a perfect fit perhaps…

The politics of Compliance: The target is You!

At the time, the company was dealing with questions from its top engineers about its next project, according to three people familiar with the project’s origins. It had just finished the Apple Watch, and many engineers were restless to begin work on something new. Tim Cook, Apple’s chief executive, approved the project in part to prevent an exodus of engineers to Tesla.

An underreported feature of the Reddit IPO is that they’re decentralizing ownership. Early users can get in on the same terms as institutional investors, which is unusual:

How to Get to Orbit Cheaper than SpaceX’s Starship. Ian Brooke has developed a new kind of jet engine that can act as the first stage of a rocket.

“Palm Beach is the only place where people care that I’m a duchess,” she says, laughing. “They think I’m the Queen here.”

What do I mean? Well, in 2023 alone, Letitia James spent over $28,500 on hotels. Over $15,000 of that was spent on luxury hotels in Puerto Rico. Then there’s the airfare. In the 5 years she’s been the New York State AG, James’ has spent over $84,000 on airfare to fly herself all over the country. This includes private jet rentals.

The rental company — which had a 1.86 rating out of five based on 59 visible reviews made prior to the email — raised its score to 2.3 stars since Tuesday. Many of the new reviews call out the company for “bribing” their tenants for good scores. Google user Jonny Semington left a review alleging the company is “a little shady when it comes to paying for gas and electric.”

Joe Lockhart, Bill Clinton’s former press secretary, once referred to Saudi crown prince Muhammad bin Salman as “one of the most ruthless killers in the world.” That could prove awkward for the Democratic operative, who this week registered as a foreign agent of a sovereign wealth fund controlled by the Saudi leader.

Zak Koga told the bankruptcy court that by 2019, Karben4’s gross revenue was nearly $4 million. “Before the pandemic, the business essentially broke even on an operating basis,” Koga said in a court filing. But the pandemic temporarily shuttered the taproom and wiped out keg sales, one of Karben4’s most profitable offerings. The company adapted by holding drive-thru sales, and it received an Economic Injury Disaster Loan from the U.S. Small Business Administration.

The first step to a Zero-day war is a profound penetration of the target country by a small number of infiltrators, bypassing defenses and security precautions. For best effect, this is done slowly and with care to minimize detection. There are three types of infiltrations:

Potsdams a nice place – but it’s just not quite as cool as its younger brother Berlin. Whatever Potsdam does it’s always seemingly second class to Berlin. Its got the original Brandenburger Tor (Potsdam 1770, Berlin 1788, Königsberg 1860), the Stadschloß they restored is cheaper (and was finished quicker) than Berlins (120 million to 590 million) and they’ve got less dog shit on the streets, but for reasons that be – Potsdam has the dubious honour of just being a 1 day tourist destination – reduced to Sans Souci and a coffee at the Brandenburger Tor.

The great advantage of co-processors is that, when they’re not being used, they use little or no power at all. However, when running at full load, their power use may well exceed the total of all the CPU cores.

Last month, DePaul University warned its community that three people affiliated with the school had recently had their electronic payment apps hijacked by street performers around its Loop campus. Chicago police warned about men operating a similar scheme along Clark Street in Wrigleyville and on the Magnificent Mile in January.

Traditionally, perovskite cells have struggled to match the durability of their silicon counterparts, which can reliably function for over two decades. Perovskites, on the other hand, have shown a tendency to degrade after just a few months to a few years of operation. Furthermore, replicating the high efficiencies achieved in small-scale laboratory samples over larger, commercially viable panels has proven to be a significant technical challenge.

 Imagine how this article would be written if it were a Republican President who didn’t read books and confined himself to official briefings.

I like to think of it it with the question: what is to reading what a text-editor is to typing?

I’m about to finish my CS degree this May and I’m already sick of the tech industry. I’m at a loss. I know the job market could get better soon, but there’s no guarantee that it will, and things are looking bad for us with less experience. There are multiple things that are demotivating me and making me feel hopeless, it’s not just the constant news about layoffs.

Ah, Doonesbury. Now for more perspectives…

IFoundYourCamera.net has proved that a lot of people lose their cameras and many people are willing to help out total strangers in getting their lost items back.

*NEW* Canada’s GDP grew by 1.1% between the 4th quarter of 2022 and 2023, while its population grew by 3.2%. That means GDP per capita is now falling at 2% annually (roughly the difference). Zero economic growth in more than 6 years.