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Iraqi forces advance in Mosul, strike IS inside Syria

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MOSUL AIRPORT, Iraq (AP) — As Iraqi ground troops pushed into western Mosul on Friday, the country's air force struck Islamic State group targets inside Syria for the first time in response to recent bombings in Baghdad claimed by the militants.

The Warlock Of Firetop Mountain Review: Old School Fantasy Gaming Returns \\ paulsemel

Added: 25.02.2017 6:12 | 0 views | 0 comments

By adding mechanics from the pen & paper version of Dungeons & Dragons, this game brings the classic interactive fantasy novel "The Warlock Of Firetop Mountain" to iOS.

France's Le Pen snubs police interview in 'fake jobs' probe

Added: 25.02.2017 5:12 | 0 views | 0 comments


French far-right presidential candidate Marine Le Pen refused Friday to attend questioning by investigating magistrates over claims she broke the rules on the use of European Parliament funds. Le Pen, who is one of the frontrunners in the race, told AFP she refused to be questioned by anti-corruption investigators during the presidential campaign. Le Pen's personal assistant Catherine Griset was charged on Wednesday with breach of trust in the probe into allegations that her National Front (FN) party defrauded the European Parliament of about 340,000 euros ($360,000).

Line it is Drawn: Uncanceling Classic Comic Books!

Added: 25.02.2017 4:30 | 0 views | 0 comments

Line it is Drawn: Uncanceling Classic Comic Books!
This week, our Line it is Drawn artists draw the next issue of notable canceled comics. Like what would the next issue of Major Bummer look like?

From: www.cbr.com

India police arrest cheap mobile maker on fraud charges

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LUCKNOW, India (AP) — The director of an Indian company that claimed it was selling the world's cheapest smartphone was arrested Thursday on fraud charges, police said Friday.

Palestinians, Israel soldiers clash in West Bank's Hebron

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Hundreds of Palestinian protesters clashed with Israeli soldiers Friday in the powderkeg West Bank city of Hebron on the anniversary of a 1994 massacre carried out by a far-right Jewish settler. Soldiers fired tear gas and sound grenades to disperse the crowd as cannons doused them with stinking water, an AFP correspondent said. Jewish settlers, of whom 500 are entrenched in the centre of the city of around 200,000 Palestinians, hurled stones at the protesters who also pelted soldiers with stones.

Understanding which wireless network is actually the best

Added: 25.02.2017 4:13 | 0 views | 0 comments


Every year, a bunch of different studies come out that crown a winner, the "best network" in the USA. Each study claims to use the best, most scientific methodology to give "unrivaled accuracy" or "undisputed results," or something else equally quotable.
But if the studies are so good, why do they give such different results? Take a study , which has Verizon in first place and T-Mobile in last. That's in stark contrast to a , which had T-Mobile and Verizon tied for first and Sprint languishing in last place.
The reason for the difference is that measuring cellphone networks is hard. We're talking about trying to quantify a network that stretches across the entire country, works on tens of thousands of different devices and in all kinds of terrain. Trying to measure that, assign each of the big four wireless networks an easy-to-understand score and publish results in a 300-word blog post is basically impossible.

RootMetrics and OpenSignal are two good examples of the most common approach to actually measuring network signal and speed (as opposed to something like Nielsen, which surveys users for their perception of their network). RootMetrics buys devices and sends testers out to set locations, where they test all the networks head-to-head and record the results.
It's known in the industry as drive-testing, and has some major advantages: it pits the networks head-to-head, it's repeatable, and by controlling the number of tests, the location, and the testing device, you remove most of the variability in the testing.
OpenSignal takes a completely different approach. Rather than sending employees out with test devices, it encourages users to download an app. Users then conduct speed tests and coverage tests as they go about their day-to-day lives, and the data is uploaded to OpenSignal.
Compared to drive-testing, it's less repeatable and less "scientific." But it also has the advantage of sheer numbers: hundreds of thousands of OpenSignal users submitted billions of data points for their last test. That means OpenSignal is more likely to be representative of day-to-day performance of a network, as it's measuring the actual day-to-day performance of users -- not a statistical representation of the average day.
Yes, there are flaws in OpenSignal's methodology too. Users are more likely to be on a network that works in their area, so you're less likely to get data from areas that have no coverage. If a small town somewhere only gets Verizon signal, then everyone in that town is going to be on Verizon, and you're not going to get a bunch of tests that show no signal for T-Mobile.
There's also questions about demographics: wealthier people with nicer smartphones are more likely to be on expensive networks like Verizon and AT&T, which means more Sprint and T-Mobile users would be on older smartphones, which in turn are slower than newer devices on the same network.
The end result is that no one method is perfect, and it's important to look at a range of results rather than just one test. For the majority of users, I tend to suspect that crowd-sourced testing like OpenSignal will be more representative, but without seeing the precise data set and methodology of all the studies (for example, the RootScores that RootMetrics provides are calculated ) it's difficult to make a call one way or the other.
There is one thing that prospective customers can check, though: local coverage maps. Quantifying a cell network across a country is hard, but getting data on coverage on a particular street is comparatively easy. OpenSignal excels at this, thanks to the crowd-sourced data, and its coverage map should be the first thing you check when you're thinking about switching networks.

Waymo Files Lawsuit Alleging Uber Stole Self-Driving Vehicle Secrets

Added: 25.02.2017 2:26 | 0 views | 0 comments

Waymo's Lawsuit claims that Uber is benefitting from Waymo self-driving car intellectual property that was obtained illegally.

From: www.eweek.com

Schmeichel pays tribute to Ranieri

Added: 25.02.2017 1:14 | 1 views | 0 comments

Leicester City goalkeeper Kasper Schmeichel paid tribute to Claudio Ranieri, insisting the sacked manager deserved "massive respect". Less than a year after leading Leicester to a fairytale Premier League title success, the Italian was axed with the club battling relegation. Schmeichel, 30, thanked Ranieri and said the former Chelsea and Inter boss should be recognised [...]

LEGO Batman Movie Too Gay for Kids, Claim Conservative Pundits

Added: 25.02.2017 0:37 | 1 views | 0 comments

LEGO Batman Movie Too Gay for Kids, Claim Conservative Pundits
LEGO Batman Movie may result in 'an awkward conversation with your kids years before you want it,' according to two conservative pundits.

From: www.cbr.com

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