Sometimes truth may be stranger than fiction, but for best-selling author Tom Clancy, the two are often more closely paralleled. Clancy died Tuesday (Oct. 1) at the age of 66, but his thrilling, espionage and military-inspired novels helped him become one of the most well-known American authors. From a dramatic Soviet-era defection to a high-profile assassination plot, here are four true stories from Clancy's novels. The Hunt for Red October Clancy's first novel, "The Hunt for Red October," was published in 1984. The book introduced Clancy's most famous fictional character, Jack Ryan, who would become a central figure in the majority of the author's novels. In the action-packed novel, CIA analyst Ryan helps a Soviet submarine captain and his crew defect to the United States. The action takes place aboard an experimental nuclear submarine , called Red October. The novel was reportedly inspired by a real-life mutiny aboard a Soviet Navy anti-submarine … [Read more...] about Spies & Secrets: 4 True Stories From Tom Clancy’s Novels
A man died in police custody in Berlin as the German police force launched a hard crackdown of the anti-lockdown demonstration on Sunday, in which some 600 people were arrested. It is not yet known what was the cause of death for the 49-year-old man who was in police custody in the capital of Germany, however, officers have reported that the man had complained of a tingling in his arm and chest. An investigation into the death has been launched. Officers attempted to give first aid medical care to the man, yet he ultimately died upon reaching the hospital, Bild reported . Footage shared on social media showed the police using pepper spray, throwing women to the ground, and even allegedly beating a teenage protester during the chaotic rally. The Berlin police said on social media: “They tried to break through the police cordon and pull out our colleagues. This led to the use of irritants, batons and physical force.” The demonstration from the Querdenker (Lateral … [Read more...] about One Dead, 600 Arrested at Anti-lockdown Demo in Germany
Fascism is a complex ideology. There are many definitions of fascism; some people describe it as a set of political actions, a political philosophy or a mass movement. Most definitions agree that fascism is authoritarian and promotes nationalism at all costs, but its basic characteristics are a matter of debate. Fascism is commonly associated with the Italian and German regimes that came to power after World War I, though other countries have also been ruled by fascist regimes. Adolf Hitler in Germany, Benito Mussolini in Italy, Francisco Franco in Spain and Juan Perón in Argentina were the most well-known fascist leaders of the 20th century. Certain aspects of fascist rhetoric and political organization have shifted in the decades that followed World War II. And fascism has further evolved in the political landscape of the 21st century. However, core fascist ideologies and goals espoused by the likes of Hitler and Mussolini are still present in populist organizations today, and … [Read more...] about What is fascism?
In brief: There are several types of apps Google doesn’t allow on its store, including pornography, those promoting hate speech, any that sell dangerous products, and, as of September 1, another category: sugar daddy apps. Android Police reports that Google’s latest Play Store policy update includes new restrictions on sexual content, specifically prohibiting “compensated sexual relationships,” i.e. sugar daddy or sugar dating apps. For those unfamiliar, sugar daddy is the term for an older, usually quite wealthy man who financially compensates a woman for companionship and/or sexual favors. There are also sugar mommys, which is the same arrangement but with the male and female roles reversed. They'll all be gone soon There are currently several of these apps available on the Play Store, many of them with the words “Sugar Daddy” in their names. Some have over one million downloads, and most have user ratings of four stars or higher. “Are you looking for a … [Read more...] about Google is banning sugar daddy apps from the Play Store
Further Reading Happy 30th B-Day, Game Boy: Here are six reasons why you’re #1 Here's an unavoidable fact: the original Nintendo Game Boy is reaching middle age. The world may have moved on to sleeker, less bulky technology since Nintendo's first portable landed in shopping malls and mom-and-pop electronics stores back in 1989. But a number of developers are returning to the green hue of Nintendo's flagship handheld to explore new ideas for the platform, using the classics as a template. " Pokémon and Zelda are obvious, really surface level," Izma, creator of new Game Boy game Deadeus , says of his inspirations. "But then there's some that I would say are a little deeper. Lisa: The Painful , the vibe and tone of that game heavily influenced [ Deadeus ]. Things like Tower of Heaven , a flash Game Boy-style game—the narrative's not the emphasis of the game, but there are certain beats that I tried to match here." Currently a full-time UI artist at … [Read more...] about Why are game-makers creating new Game Boy games in 2021?
We may earn a commission for purchases using our links. Learn more . Home / Connected home keep Hello covered Christine Persaud and Mick Symons 30 Jul 2021 Best Nest Hello covers and wall plates Android Central 2021 The Nest Hello doorbell , one of the best Ring video doorbell alternatives , is your window to the outside world (you know, aside from the actual windows on your home). That means it's actually outside all the time. It's a good idea to protect it or, at the very least, cover it so that it won't get weather-worn and scuffed. These are the best Nest Hello covers and wall plates for the popular video doorbell. Jazz it up: Elago silicone Google Nest Hello case On a pedestal: Elago Wall Plate Shield from the sun: kwmobile Protective Silicone Cover Left to right: POPMAS Adjustable Angle Mount Add some tilt: Koroao wall mount Amazon's choice: Fintie Silicone Case Jazz it up … [Read more...] about Best Nest Hello covers and wall plates 2021