Phantom Phixer: Wall? What Wall?

Phantom PhixerHow Drug Cartels Operate Like Silicon Valley Startups

Tunnels, catapults, drones, and manned semi-submersiblesBreast implants, fake carrots, and puppies.

skyrunner-in-flightDrug cannon discovered in Sonora

SkyRunner flying ATV goes on sale

According to its designers, it can go 115 mph on the ground, where it gets 53 mpg, and 55 mph in the air with a range of 200 nautical miles. Its maximum altitude is 15,000 feet, but FAA rules restrict its operation to 10,000 feet. All that’s needed to operate it is a sport pilot’s license, which can be earned with just 12 hours of lessons. As with most paragliders, it doesn’t require an airport and can take off and land from just about any open stretch of ground, including the beach.

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Sep 21

Stephen E. Arnold: Marketing Assertions — Legal Lies?

Stephen E. Arnold

Stephen E. Arnold

Lousy Backlog? Sell with Interesting Assertions.

If you are struggling to fill the sales pipeline, you will feel some pressure. If you really need to make sales, marketing collateral may be an easy weapon to seize. I read “Examples of False Claims about Self-Service Analytics.” The write up singles out interesting sales assertions and offers them up in a listicle. I loved the write up. I lack the energy to sift through the slices of baloney in my enterprise search files. Therefore, let’s highlight the work the brave person who singled out eight vendors’ marketing statements as containing what the author called “false claims.” Personally I think each of these claims is probably rock solid when viewed from the point of view of the vendors’ legal advisers.

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Sep 20

Mongoose: Cell Phones Killing Kids?

Mongoose

Mongoose

Brain cancer replaces leukemia as deadliest cancer for kids, study shows

The new numbers are a result of major advances in leukemia treatment and lack of progress when it comes to brain cancer, according to the National Center for Health Statistics, which is part of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

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Sep 19