Dan Lipinski, a U.S. Representative for Illinois’ 3rd congressional district and vocal voice for cybersecurity in transportation systems, delivered the keynote address at the recent Empire State of Mobility Conference. Lipinski, who serves on two House Committees—Transportation & Infrastructure, and Science, Space, & Technology—underscored the advantages of new mobility technologies during his presentation (Fig. 1).
What do Amazon and “little green men” have in common? To take over the world, of course. How did I come to this conclusion? Well, I read a lot, including tons of science fiction. One publisher I get much of my reading material from is Baen. I have mentioned this before but one reason I like them is that they don’t lock down any of their ebooks, at least on their site, with that dastardly DRM (digital rights management) copy protection.
Download the PDF of this article. In an earlier post, I described how a snafu with my Nest thermostat led to me pulling a new cable to get things working. This solution worked out well for me, since replacing the cable turned out to be relatively easy. That isn’t always the case, however. The alternative would be to forego a new Wi-Fi-enabled thermostat like the Honeywell version I switched to. Or so I thought. It turns out that there’s more than one way to solve the problem. Energate’s EZwire (Fig.
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Selecting a term
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Companies or Topics (e.g. iPhone, Microsoft)
Phrases (e.g. "cloud computing") — use quotes to keep the terms together
Twitter handles (e.g. @username) — returns those who have mentioned or replied to
Names (e.g. "David Pogue")
Hashtags (e.g. #sxsw, #london2012)
Bio details (e.g. vegan, Olympics, father)
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Find results that mention multiple specified terms, use AND or
+. For example, ensure each result contains both Elon Musk and Mark Zuckerberg by
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Exact case matching or punctuation
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