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  • European train operator, Thalys, recently announced the availability of wireless Internet access on its Paris to Brussels route at transfer rates comparable to a faster variant of digital subscriber line DSL known as Asymmetric DSL plus.

    Smart Mobs » Blog Archive » Roland’s Sunday Smart Trends #57

  • "Asymmetric" operations — in which a vast mismatch exists between the resources and philosophies of the combatants, and in which the emphasis is on bypassing an opposing military force and striking directly at cultural, political, or population targets — are a defining characteristic of fourth-generation warfare.

    Fourth-generation Warfare

  • "He does not project the calmness and command of bin Laden and he has in the past descended into vitriolic arguments with colleagues," said Magnus Ranstorp , research director at the Center for Asymmetric Threat Studies, at the Swedish National Defense College.

    Bin Laden's No. 2 to Lead al Qaeda

  • Some, like Inspire, are published in English to specifically target twentysomething jihadists with European or American citizenship, says Magnus Ranstorp, research director at the Center for Asymmetric Threat Studies at the Swedish National Defense College.

    Al-Qaeda using magazines to spread message

  • Asymmetric Information — occurs when one party has more or better information than the other party: Americans looking for coverage in the individual market have no way of comparing different policies or rarely know what the plans actually cover.

    Wonk Room » The Free Market Does Not Work In Health Care

  • While welcoming the revisions, the ACCC said in a statement that there remained outstanding regulatory concerns in relation to Asymmetric Digital Subscriber Line high-speed Internet services.

    Telstra Submits Revised Separation Plan

  • Asymmetric warfare (for certain) and (possible) overmatched full-scale continental defence seem to be what they need capability for, in that order.

    Cheeseburger Gothic » Prepping for Pucka.

  • Asymmetric information, and asymmetric ability to influence the politicians.

    Breast Cancer: a Hansonian Tale, Arnold Kling | EconLog | Library of Economics and Liberty

  • The base is home to a number of federal agencies and military services, including the National Security Agency, the Defense Information School and the Asymmetric Warfare Group.

    BRAC boom at Andrews may have lesser impact in Prince George's

  • I loved how her blog was called “Asymmetric Information” but she never indicated that she had a clue about the significance of that concept.

    Matthew Yglesias » Social Democracy as a Recession-Fighter

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