Tuesday, March 6, 2018

TWIC: id theft, end of elfquest, japanese woodcut archive

I had never considered the money laundering value of fake Kindle books.  Criminals made a fake book - filled with random words but, crucially, using the name of a real author - and then bought it themselves with stolen credit cards. The book's price was set at over $500.  Clean money for the criminal but now the author has to prove he didn't get that money to the IRS or he'll have to pay income tax. Story was twice on Boingboing: one, two.
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I have only read a few pages of Elfquest now and then, probably from Boingboing links. The 40 year old comic is coming to an end.
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2500 Japanese woodcut prints available from the Library of Congress. That link goes to a discussion of the art and a few examples. LoC link to the archive.
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Dazzle camouflage; a creative way to confuse your enemies.
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