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Advocacy groups back antispam proposal

by Garland Octoman (2020-05-14)

The proposed standard is designed to help legitimate e-mail marketers make their mailings stand out from those of spammers, who regularly send pornographic invitations and fraudulent get-rich-quick business proposals.

In the infographic below, she has deconstructed the wing patterns of five flying species: an Egyptian fruit bat, a Canada goose, a dragonfly, a hawk moth and a hummingbird. To get an accurate map of each flight, she carefully traced frames from slow-motion videos of these animals in flight.

Instead, it's a looping motion which rotates the direction of the lift force to provide forward thrust and increase speed -- as opposed to gliding, which is a more passive form of flight. Just like the motion of sculling a skiff through the water, the motions involved in natural flight are never a symmetrical straight-up-and-down wing movement.

You can also check out more of her work on her blog, Tabletop Whale. Meanwhile, she has made a poster version of the work available for purchase via Artsider. Lutz notes that 15 frames isn't enough for any kind of rigorous analysis or conclusion, and that the infographic is more for the purposes of art and fun, but that her next post will be more scientific.

The Twitter account of "The Real Sabu" had this to say yesterday. A final tweet overnight, ahead of arrests of alleged members of hacking group LulzSec, says in German: The revolution says I am, I was, I will be." Are these the tweets of an informant?

Three consumer advocacy groups said they are backing a proposed e-mail standard that aims to help consumers and Internet service providers separate legitimate e-mail from unsolicited bulk e-mail, known as spam. The approach is based on the work of a privacy consultancy, ePrivacy Group, which created the Trusted Sender technology--an industry self-regulation program that tries to distinguish between legitimate e-mail and spam, and prevent marketers from setting up fraudulent e-mail accounts. The groups, the Coalition Against Unsolicited Commercial Email (CAUCE), CAUCE Canada and the SpamCon Foundation, endorsed the Trusted E-mail Open Standard (TEOS), which was proposed in April.

"When I worked in an insect lab as an undergrad, I helped out with an experiment about mosquito larvae. As part of the process we used a Matlab program to manually input the larva's location during thousands of video frames," she wrote.

How many people know my real world identity?" "The larger your circle the greater your risk...If I was a member of Anonymous, which I'm not, I would be really concerned about the same thing happening to me.

One other thing that Airship Ventures is fond of pointing out is that its forthcoming NT07 airship is not a blimp. That's because blimps are akin to balloons that hold their shape based on the pressure of the gas, while rigid and semirigid airships have an internal framework which, in the case of the NT07, is composite material and aluminum.

Airship Ventures says in its literature that "we do have one option, but it's not very attractive." It's looking for investors to help defray the cost, which could be around $12 million. That leaves the final task of financing the airship.

Unlike the airships of the early 20th century, modern zeppelins are filled with nonflammable helium gas. The 1937 Hindenburg disaster arose because the aircraft was filled with flammable hydrogen gas in part because of a prewar helium embargo from the United States.

One potential hitch is that the Federal Aviation Administration has not approved the NT07 for flight inside the United States, though it does have a proceeding under way. Barring unexpected bureaucratic red tape, Hall expects approval to be forthcoming by next year, in part because the airship has been operating in other countries for nearly seven years.

Spammers may also hijack network resources, leaving Internet service providers or their unsuspecting customers with the bandwidth costs associated with delivering millions of e-mail messages. Spammers often use misleading headers and return address information, effectively concealing their identity and offering No medical exams chance of refusal.

We know this because of the work of Seattle-based designer Eleanor Lutz, who has a degree in molecular biology from the University of Washington. Lutz's project is a blog, for which she creates beautiful infographics about biology, using Photoshop, Illustrator and a Wacom drawing tablet.

The airline issued a statement on Sunday, however, in which it said: "The regularly trained pilots and cabin crew handled this serious incident perfectly." Air France didn't immediately respond to a request for comment.

Wing shape, of course, plays a role in the patterns involved in flapping -- but the similarities between these patterns are equally as fascinating. The flap of a dragonfly's hind wing bears some similarities to the flap of the wing of a bat -- and a hummingbird and a moth have something in common to.