Apple public relations pointed Ars to a support FAQ that confirms the AT&T locking.
“Using Apple SIM, you can choose from different cellular carriers and their various programs. The data plans vary by carrier. For instance, in the United States, you can choose a domestic plan from either Sprint or T-Mobile and also pick an alternate plan from the other carrier as needed. When you choose AT&T on iPad Air 2 and iPad mini 3, AT&T dedicates Apple SIM to their network only,” Apple wrote. “If your Apple SIM becomes dedicated to a specific network and you want to choose from other carrier programs, you can purchase a new Apple SIM from an Apple Retail store.”
An Apple customer service representative told Ars that Apple SIMs are available for free at Apple retail stores. (UPDATE: I went to an Apple retail store and they charged me $5 for a new Apple SIM.)
Rumors swirled, and his demise was circulated earlier this year, but this time it’s for real. One of my all time favorite bands, they could sound like the wheels were going to fly off any second, but they steamed right on and on. Kick ass, and one regret is that I never saw them live. Listen to Crossroad live and you can hear a pin drop. Respect and awe.
Cream was an amazing collaboration of talent and style and the original Power Trio. Eric Clapton, Ginger Baker and Jack Bruce filled stadiums and AOR airwaves in the late 60’s. For only being together for under 3 years, their repertoire is astounding. Rolling Stone report.
Politician at the zenith of the band.
RIP Jack. I heard ya.
Not everything should be network ready … yet. However as you replace items consider if there’s value in networking that thing. If you can’t see it, then don’t do it. Not all of that sensor data is worth collecting or selling either, and there isn’t a “Home-OS” yet, so those things aren’t so smart.
The rest of this story comes later - at some future point that toaster will have a camera, heat sensor, wifi chip, and automated toast routine. The toaster will have that not because there’s great value, but because adding those chips and features are so cheap that few toasters will come without those features. It will sense when the toast in each slot is perfectly browned, and increase the heat in the areas needed to make both sides consistently browned. It will text your TV if it’s on, or your other device depending on where in the house you are. Again, toasters will only do this at the point where it becomes trivial to enable those features, and not before.
“[It’s] a classic bubble phase,” said Brody, referring to a glut of half-baked business plans that are based on connecting an everyday device to the internet, and then selling the harvested data.
He added that it’s a waste of time for companies to start storing every piece of data they can get their hands on, and that some firms say they want to do this just because they hear that’s what everyone else is doing.
“Most of what we’re storing is useless, and the amount of money people will spend on it is zero,” Brody told Gigaom Research director Caroline McCrory.
Less than two weeks after a federal appeals court struck down Idaho’s ban on same-sex marriage, two ministers in the northwestern Idaho city of Coeur d’Alene have filed a lawsuit claiming they could face up to 180 years in jail for refusing to perform a same-sex wedding.
The lawsuit, filed Oct. 17 in federal trial court by the conservative Christian legal group Alliance Defending Freedom, stoked long-held fears among opponents of marriage equality.
“The day liberals promised would never come is already here,” Tony Perkins of the Family Research Council warned in a press release announcing the lawsuit, which was brought on behalf of Donald and Evelyn Knapp, two ordained ministers who own the Hitching Post Wedding Chapel.
Mike Huckabee, former presidential candidate and Southern Baptist minister, weighed in on Facebook: “Remember when same-sex marriage activists used to claim that it would never infringe on other people’s religious beliefs? Well, that was a lie.”
The governor of Idaho declared the ministers’ case to be grounds for asking the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 9th Circuit to rehear the case on the state ban. “One of the key arguments against the Idaho Constitution’s defense of traditional marriage has been that redefining it to include same-sex couples would not harm anyone. But the Hitching Post example shows the fallacy of that position,” Gov. Butch Otter (R) said in a statement.
Oh, wait. Never mind. Good Thing Fox “News” is already running with this so it’s now an established TRUE FACT.
There is one major problem with all this outrage, according to city officials in Coeur d’Alene: The owners of the Hitching Post Wedding Chapel do not face arrest or fines or any other penalty for refusing to marry same-sex couples.
Like so many others, the teen initially kept the abuse to herself, concealing the violence from friends and family until she couldn’t hide the bruises and swollen lips any longer. The final straw came when her abusive ex threw a table at her, shattering a window and alerting a good Samaritan.
It would be a life-changing moment in more ways than one.
“What I went through is something nobody deserves to go through,” Villegas told Mic. “I made a decision to make a positive from a negative and give people an outlet and a voice to get out of it. I know how hard it can be and how alone you can feel when you’re in that situation.” At the end of “Didn’t Mean It, Villegas posted the number of the National Domestic Violence Hotline, and calls increased by 54% the day of the video’s premiere.
In 1996, Republican Rep. Jay Dickey removed $2.6 million from the CDC budget — the precise amount the CDC spent on gun research in 1995 — at a time when the center was conducting more studies into gun-related deaths as a “public health phenomenon,” according to The New York Times. The NRA and some pro-gun Congressmen perceived this as more of an attack.
Here’s an excerpt of a 1997 article in Reason about the fight to kill gun science:
Since 1985 the CDC has funded scores of firearm studies, all reaching conclusions that favor stricter gun control. But CDC officials insist they are not pursuing an anti-gun agenda. In a 1996 interview with the Times-Picayune, CDC spokeswoman Mary Fenley adamantly denied that the agency is “trying to eliminate guns.”
An organization the proposes to advocate safe gun use and ‘KEEPING GUNS OUT OF THE HANDS OF CRIMINALS” has been silent on the issue of Domestic Violence. As ” Approximately one in three females murdered in the United States is killed by a partner, whereas approximately one in twenty U.S. males murdered is killed by a partner).” one would think the NRA would be very serious about keeping firearms out of the hands of known abusers.
This video from the NRA is the an attempt to show that the organization is compassionate on the issue of Domestic Violence. The spokesperson states “I don’t have an answer” while quoting statistics and berating politicians and the media.
Yet I have seen to news reports that they have come to the aid of Marissa Alexander or that they feel this South Carolina Ruling that Stand Your Ground laws are not meant to be applied to Domestic Violence situations is incorrect.
The NRA seems blind to what every law enforcement officer knows. The greatest threat is not from without, it is from those who have the most power over you. Your own family.
THIS article IS A REPOST FROM EARLIER THIS YEAR.
So why did it change its stance on this particular issue, and why did it do so without any public notice?
The gun lobby wouldn’t say, but the timing suggests that politics, both internal and external, were at play. Documents and press releases reviewed by HuffPost show that the NRA began to relax its position on gun restrictions for alleged domestic abusers after March 2013 — the same month the New York Daily News reported that a top NRA official, Richard D’Alauro, had pleaded guilty to harassing his wife “by subjecting her to physical contact.” A judge served D’Alauro, the NRA’s field representative for New York City and its suburbs, a protective order and ordered police to remove all 39 guns from his home.
D’Alauro’s wife claimed that he had physically abused her for years. He settled the case by pleading guilty to harassment — a less serious charge than a misdemeanor. But once the case started attracting media attention, the NRA began softening its position on gun rights for accused domestic abusers.
A spokesman for the NRA confirmed that D’Alauro is no longer employed by the group, but said he could not comment for this story due to the personnel issues involved.
Well, here you are, looking at this, trying, hoping, floundering, scrabbling, wishing, dying to find out the mystery of “how to” write a sentence. Or possibly you have tried write sentence and failed utterly.
Never mind and never fear. I am an, thankfully, expert of sentences. Read on and be disbelieving! There is much to have taught you, and little time, so very, very little and small time.
Where shall/should you/one start/begin? At the start/beginning, of course! You ought always, and in everything you do, to begin a sentence at the beginning. It is simply no good to start in the middle and work your way out. I guarantee that you will become confused and have to sit down, or lie down if you’re already sitting, and perhaps turn off the lights and do some breathing.
WASHINGTON (The Borowitz Report)—In testimony before the Senate Judiciary Committee today, National Rifle Association C.E.O. Wayne LaPierre warned that the N.R.A. would vigorously oppose any legislation that “limits the sale, purchase, or ownership of politicians.”
“Politicians pose no danger to the public if used correctly,” said Mr. LaPierre, who claims to have over two hundred politicians in his personal collection. “Everyone hears about the bad guys in Congress. Well, the only thing that stops a bad guy with a vote is a good guy with a vote. I’m proud to be the owner of many of those guys.”
Mr. LaPierre’s comments drew a sharp rebuke from Carol Foyler, a politician-control advocate who has spent the past twelve years lobbying for stricter limits on the sale of politicians.
“Right now, a man like Wayne LaPierre can walk right into Congress and buy any politician he wants,” she said. “There’s no background check, no waiting period. And so hundreds of politicians are falling into the hands of people who are unstable and, quite frankly, dangerous.”
How a South Dakota County Is Suppressing the Native American Vote
The Crow Creek Indian Reservation lies along the Missouri River in central South Dakota, an area marked by rolling hills of corn fields, a government-constructed dam and a Native American town centered around the tribe’s casino.
While South Dakotans across the state have been voting for weeks — the state offers 46 days of early absentee voting — the Crow Creek Sioux have yet to see their ballots. The closest early voting site is a 50 mile roundtrip away in Gann Valley, a town with a population of 14. The Buffalo County auditor, a white resident of the town, has refused to set aside federal funds to open a satellite office for early voting on the reservation this year.
That 50-mile trip is effectively impossible for many people on the reservation. Sixty-five-year-old Crow Creek resident Sylvia Walters lives in a government-subsidized apartment building for the elderly and disabled in Fort Thompson, the largest town on Crow Creek. She told ThinkProgress that because she doesn’t have a car, she has to pay someone to drive her if she wants to leave her immediate part of town. “I stay home a lot. Let’s put it that way,” she said. Although she plans on voting in November, she said she would have preferred having the option to vote early. “Sometimes you forget on the day or you’re busy,” she said. “This way when you’re thinking about it you can get it done.”