Lithgow Arms F90

Backed by 100 years of experience and manufacturing of weapons for Australian soldiers since WWI to the battlefields of today, and evolved from the Austeyr family, the F90 builds on this battle proven platform to meet the needs of today’s military forces. Its bullpup design for longer barrel length and optimum muzzle velocity delivers superior stopping power in a compact package.

The F90 is one of the lightest assault rifles on the market at 3.25 kg, enabling fast reaction times and rapid target acquisition, a clear advantage in close quarters combat. NATO standard rails and NATO ammunition interoperability provide adaptability for a wide range of mission profiles.

Packing a punch, the F90 includes an integrated side loading 40 mm grenade launcher that can be attached in just a few seconds by the soldier – a potentially decisive capability providing flexibility on operations. The grenade launcher itself is equipped with a lightweight robust quadrant sight that ensures rapid target acquisition, can be used at night, and is compatible with night vision goggles.

US, Poland strengthen interoperability through combat control -Two 321st Special Tactics Squadron combat controllers watch as a 354th Expeditionary Fighter Squadron A-10C Thunderbolt II aircraft flies over head during austere landing training at Nowe Miasto, Poland, July 20, 2015. The combat controllers set up an austere landing strip for the A-10 pilots to practice landing. The unimproved surface simulates possible landing conditions in a deployed environment. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Luke Kitterman)


The U.S. Army conducted one of the most complex joint-training exercises in over a decade: a major JFE exercise Aug. 5-6, 2015, at the Army’s National Training Center on Fort Irwin, California, honing the U.S. Armed Forces’ abilities to project decisive combat power globally. This joint-training exercise, dubbed “Dragon Spear,” focuses on the interoperability, interdependence, and integration of conventional and Special Operations Forces in a complex, dynamic combat scenario. This joint exercise includes more than 1,500 fighting forces from: The United States Army Special Operations Command, Joint Special Operations Command, XVIII Airborne Corps, and the U.S. Air Force.

“Regina killed Graham because the chose Emma.  Rumpelstiltskin killed Milah because she chose Hook.”

It seems to me that more and more people are making this posts about “facts” and ignoring that interoperation is not canon.

Regina killed Graham.  

Rumpelstiltskin killed Milah.

That’s fact.  But most of the rest is headcanon and assumptions and ignoring some pretty big issues.  Regina killing Graham probably had some to do with Emma, but it was a lot more about protecting her curse.  It’s a lot easier to try and gaslight a 10 year old boy and convince people he’s crazy than it is to keep people from listening to a grown man.  Graham remembering who he is means there’s a much higher probability of everyone beginning to remember.  Regina needed her curse.

It’s also really upsetting to trivialize what happened to Graham as “because he chose Emma.  He’s very clear about it being him choosing himself.  Regina has had control of him for almost 4 decades and he’s taking control back.  Yes he loves or is falling in love with Emma, but that’s secondary to him claiming control for his own life.

And yes, Rum kills Milah.  And maybe there’s an element of her being happy with Hook.  But you can not separate it from her refusing to mention Bae or even ask about him or her abandonment.  And it’s not the final abandonment of leaving with Hook that’s the main issue; she leaves him as a 4 or 5 year old alone at night in a house with a fire burning.  It can’t be simplified to ‘because she picked Hook’ when Bae is clearly an issue.

The marriage between Rum and Milah was toxic; it wasn’t in anyone’s best interest for them to stay together but there’s a huge difference between “mommy is going o a long trip but you know your papa loves you and will take good care of you” and not saying anything but letting her husband think she’s going to be tortured and killed and that he’s not able to stop it, and knowing your child is going to think you’re dead.

I think Milah should have left, but she did it badly and before she left she put her son in danger.  And I don’t care if you’re a mom, a baby sister, a teacher, a coach, you don’t leave a 4 or 5 year old alone in a home and go drinking.

Unfortunately the character of Milah is not written to be a flushed out character.  She’s brought in to create drama, to be the reason that Rum and Hook hate each other, to add to a story of abandonment on Rum and Bae’s parts, to round out Hook’s story and show his love of Milah so his character is not just about killing and being a pirate and things.  It would have been nice if Milah had existed for herself and we’d learned more about her.

Neither death was right or deserved.  But neither was either death as simple as ‘left them for another person’ and I think to define the murders as being for the reason of being abandoned isn’t fair to the people that are killed.

Making Russia even more nervous, eh?

Canadian soldiers of Alpha Company, 3rd Battalion, Royal 22nd Regiment scan the area for enemy activity while conducting a dismounted patrol lane during exercise Allied Spirit II at the U.S. Army’s Joint Multinational Readiness Center in Hohenfels, Germany. Allied Spirit II is a multinational decisive action training environment exercise that involves over 3,500 Soldiers from both the U.S., allied, and partner nations focused on building partnerships and interoperability between all participating nations and emphasizing mission command, intelligence, sustainment, and fires. 

(U.S. Army photo by Spc. Shardesia Washington, 16 AUG 2015.)



Philippine Marines navigate through lush vegetation to assault simulated enemy positions during Air Assault Support Exercise 2015-2 at Crows Valley, Philippines, July 22, 2015. The Philippine Marines participated in two weeks of bilateral training alongside U.S. Marines to improve readiness and strengthen interoperability between both forces. The Philippine Marines are with Marine Battalion Landing Team 1, 1st Battalion, Philippine Marine Corps.

Photo by Cpl. Tyler S. Giguere — in Pampanga.


100 Squadron pilots have swapped their familiar Hawk jet surroundings to take flight in Slovakian MiG-29’s on day two of SLOVAK HAWK II.

The pilots, usually based at RAF Leeming, are currently on exercise with the Slovak Air Force at Sliac Airbase, Slovakia.

100 Squadron pilot, Flight Lieutenant Matthew Masters, said: “This is a candid insight into Slovakian flying techniques, and experiencing first hand the capability of their aircraft only enhances interoperability between our two countries.”

100 Sqn will take part in the Slovakian International Air Fest this weekend, 29-30 August 2015.


when did we become the awareness
of our own slanted rooms?

by the time we leave our shadows we have
grown out of philosophy, arabesque limbs

shot through; communication, a design flaw
a fatal oblique narcissism

back arching, hollow chamber. you, protean
renaissance, me struggling against

thick roots, aspirated allophones–abstraction
which both succeeds and deconstructs

our impossibly enumerated neural pathways,
semantic interoperability.

Solving Congestion

For anyone stuck in traffic this morning, check out Texas A&M’s long study on congestion released today - a sobering reminder the problem is actually getting worse, and that Americans are spending more and more time commuting. That means more accidents, more air pollution, more money spent on personal car repairs and gas, more federal and state dollars spent on road repairs, higher stress levels, and less time spent at home. All in all, more traffic means more problems across the board.

From The Atlantic:

“Washington, D.C., currently holds the national record, with drivers on average spending 82 hours per year sitting in traffic. San Francisco, New York, and Los Angeles are close behind, but the problem has been growing in smaller cities too. If the economy continues growing, the annual delay is expected to increase from its current level, 42 hours, to 47 hours.”

From The Washington Post:

“And with the U.S. population projected to grow by 70 million in the next three decades, there is little chance that the transportation network can keep pace with that growth or alleviate the current crush. In other words, it’s going to get worse.” 

So what is the policy response? When I started David Spots, I wanted to focus on this idea of suburban planning, i.e., integrating suburban communities with both their urban and rural neighbors, expanding public transit networks to allow commuters multiple affordable options to get to work, updating the grid to use more renewable energy and using that energy efficiently, localizing the food distribution system, and building more parks and green spaces for people of all places to use and enjoy.

I believe the traffic mess that Washington, D.C., and so many other cities face fits right into that idea. D.C.’s transit system, the Washington Metropolitan Transit Authority (WMATA), has had a trying few years. Just last year WMATA successfully opened the first phase of the Silver Line, providing a light rail option to car-reliant neighborhoods across a major section of Northern Virginia. But this year, absent a permanent CEO and needed investments in the rest of its network, the semi-public service is suffering major problems and losing the public’s trust. One of the region’s representatives in Congress, Rep. Gerry Connolly (D-VA-11), has championed expanding Metro further down I-66 and into southern Fairfax County. But is the system ready to take on more riders if it cannot already handle its existing issues?

The long story short: if we want to be serious about reducing the number of drivers on the road and reducing commute times, we have to be serious about expanding and effectively managing our nation’s transit systems. That means: transparency and accountability on the part of entities like WMATA (who still needs a CEO), cost-funding mechanisms that make public transit more affordable than driving (driving is cheaper in the D.C. region), investments in track repairs, interoperability of the transit system, effective communication from management to riders and vice versa, and finally, buy-in from both members of suburban and urban communities, not just developers. That is the only way I see forward in fixing the nation’s transportation woes. We can’t all just call an Uber.

anonymous asked:

Hey! I'm sorry if I'm asking a stupid question, but why does Gintoki tend to have the #protecthim tag below related posts? I can only guess, as he's someone who so hilarious yet has an incredible dark past and seems to struggle, even if it's in secret. Is my interpretation somewhat going into the right direction? Thank you for your answer!!

No question is stupid, anon, so please don’t apologize or feel bad for asking!

I use the protect him tag on my blog and I hope that’s what you’re asking about – I’ve never seen anyone else use it. Your interoperation of why I put that tag there is definitely in the right direction! I’m just really, really protective of Gintoki and he has been through so much and I just want to wrap my arms around him and keep himself safe and happy forever. He fucking deserves to be happy =A= So I use that tag to convey what I feel in the fewest amount of words possible. Hope that clears things up for you! 


Beware the vertical coffin.

British soldiers of 1st Battalion, Royal Irish Regiment prepare to enter and clear a courtyard while conducting an attack during exercise Allied Spirit II at the U.S. Army’s Joint Multinational Readiness Center in Hohenfels, Germany. Allied Spirit II is a multinational decisive action training environment exercise that involves over 3,500 Soldiers from both the U.S., allied, and partner nations focused on building partnerships and interoperability between all participating nations and emphasizing mission command, intelligence, sustainment, and fires. 

(U.S. Army photo by Staff Sgt. Carol A. Lehman, 19 AUG 2015.)

As the world’s most popular game, Minecraft has a few stats that stand out from other competitors. The Insanely popular game has grossed more than 24 million sales worldwide. While initially a computer (PC) based game, the sandbox platform has grown to be offered on nearly every single device.

Minecraft Windows 10 Edition

Never before has a single game been playable on all of the major gaming system, mobile devices, and pc platforms. The same rough game can be played on ps4, Xbox 360, Xbox one, windows phones, android phones, apple phones, mac, pc, and Linux. This giant ecosystem though has always been modular and non-interoperable. That is to say that people on a PS4 cannot play with those on an Xbox. Similarly people on a PC are not able to play with people on a Gaming console like Xbox. Microsoft’s Windows 10 Minecraft beta however is changing all of that and it’s only just beginning.

The claim to fame for Windows 10 Minecraft is the ability to play with people on other devices. Users are able to log in on an Xbox, Mobile phone, or a Windows 10 PC and play together on the same maps at the same time. You can literally pause a game on your Xbox, restart it on your phone in the car, and then keep playing on your Windows 10 PC when you arrive where you’re going. All the time never losing a block or connectivity with your friends. This is the greatest strength of the new system. Unfortunately though it has its downsides.

They say you are only as fast as your slowest member and it seems video games are the same way. In this analogy the slowest member of the team is Minecraft Pocket Edition (PE) used on mobile devices. As a result of the limited processing power and bandwidth, the game has taken a very limited stripped down version of the robust online experience that has made Minecraft so popular.

The user interface has been modified for touch controls which means larger, simpler menus and game tasks. Advanced functionality like the End is not yet playable on these devices. And this is the great Achilles heel of the entire Windows 10 Minecraft ecosystem – It’s not really the full game.

Sure you can play anywhere but what you are playing is the pre-schoolers version of a more grown up game. Sure the technical basis is the same and you can add custom worlds. However, the modding ability and more advanced processing power required for it means that the PE edition will just never be able to catch up to the largest most hyped modpacks like Technics new Blightfall or FTB Unleashed. These packs require intense system to run online multiplayer servers. Part of which is done on the client side device itself.

Mobile phones are about 3-5 years away from matching current desktop high end performance. Even then this game is organic. It lurches forward at the first sign of opportunity and the race to make bigger, badder worlds demands larger and stronger GPU’s and RAM. This core principle of the Minecraft modding community makes Windows 10 Minecraft an introduction to the game and a great sales tool.

Ultimately though most users will grow out of the basic gameplay and want more of the abilities and upgrades they have come to enjoy with the current Java Minecraft. Even so as the new game runs on C, the modding communities’ huge investment into Java makes the adoption rate seem even less hopeful for Windows 10 Minecraft beta.

The game has a great idea with the multi-system play, but unfortunately this current iteration of Minecraft risks losing a lot of what makes the game so popular with fans. Overall it’s a good introduction to the game, but more serious players are likely to stick with existing versions and the huge flexibility they provide.

Stuart works with Apex Minecraft Hosting, one of the leading providers of Minecraft server hosting.

Review: Minecraft Windows 10 Edition As the world’s most popular game, Minecraft has a few stats that stand out from other competitors.

The Internet of Things

For this week our gold medal goes to one of the ideas that will change our daily life: the Internet of Things.

Internet of Things (IoT) seeks to merge physical and virtual worlds creating ‘smart environments’ to improve EU citizens’ lives. The European Commission supports IoT innovation and future deployment.

Internet of Things (IoT) represents the next step towards the digitization of our society and economy, where objects and people are interconnected through communication networks and report about their status and/or the surrounding environment.

IoT can also benefit the European economy generating economic growth and employment; according to a recent European Commission study the market value of the IoT in the EU is expected to exceed one trillion euros in 2020.

For the past six years, the Commission is cooperating actively with Member States and third countries towards the development and future deployment of the IoT technology.

In March 2015 the European Commission initiated the creation of the Alliance for Internet of Things Innovation (AIOTI). This alliance flags the intention of the the European commission to work closely with all stakeholders and actors of the Internet of Things.

The Digital Single Market (DSM), adopted in May 2015, leads Europe a step further in accelerating developments on IoT. The DSM consolidates initiatives on security and data protection, which are essential for the adoption of this technology. Most importantly, it announces an initiative on the Data economy (free flow of data, allocation of liability, ownership, interoperability, usability and access) and promises to tackle interoperability and standardisation.

(Source: European Commission)

Amazon, Netflix, Google, Microsoft, Mozilla And Others Partner To Create Next-Gen Video Format - It’s not often we see these rival companies come together to build a new technology together, but the members argue that this kind of alliance is necessary to create a new interoperable video standard.


My last post wasn’t completely cold hard facts it was my interoperation of these…
•Alison is married due to her writing ‘Mrs’ = no emison
•Aria isn’t with Ezra due to the fact of an interview of her new boyfriend and a interview of her saying they both have no love interests = no ezria
•Hanna possibly isn’t with Caleb because of an interview of this new guy about 'planning their/a wedding’ = no haleb
•Toby possibly gets a new love interest due to a leaked script = no spoby

And I’m not saying that the way it will be and there is no chance of them ever getting back together!
I’m just saying that’s what I feel like will happen from the interviews and everything.

So please don’t get mardy and bitchy next time and just be polite


Camouflage improvisation skills.

A Czech soldier of 73rd Tank Battalion, 7th Mechanized Brigade observes his sector of fire while conducting defensive operations during exercise Allied Spirit II at the U.S. Army’s Joint Multinational Readiness Center in Hohenfels, Germany. (U.S. Army photo by Spc. John Cress Jr., 11 AUG 2015.)

A Czech soldier of 73rd Tank Battalion, 7th Mechanized Brigade, on top of a T-72M1 tank, uses hand signals to communicate with another tank after engaging simulated opposing forces. (U.S. Army photo by Sgt. Ian Schell, 16 AUG 2015.)

Allied Spirit II is a multinational decisive action training environment exercise that involves over 3,500 Soldiers from both the U.S., allied, and partner nations focused on building partnerships and interoperability between all participating nations and emphasizing mission command, intelligence, sustainment, and fires.


Marines in Romania Prepare for Upcoming Multinational Exercises

Marines with Black Sea Rotational Force perform weapons sustainment training to prepare for a multinational training schedule during their deployment. BSRF has more than 17 exercises planned in the Eastern European area of responsibility during their rotation. BSRF is a biannual rotation which acts as a Security Cooperation Marine Air-Ground Task Force through conducting military-to-military engagements and enabling the continuation of regional stability, increasing interoperability, and building and maintaining relationships with allied and partner nations.

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Release: Platform9 Managed OpenStack for VMware vSphere

With the news of a $10 million Series B funding round Platform9 announced the GA of its SaaS solution Managed OpenStack for VMware vSphere.

Platform9 solutions leverages a mix of SaaS and on premises Virtual Appliance to provide into supported environments capabilities typical of Cloud Management Platforms (CMPs) such self-service provisioning, monitoring, configuration management,  etc.

With this new release Platform9 aims to enable VMware administrators to easily deploy and run an OpenStack-based private cloud with a new VMware specific Virtual Appliance which integrates the OpenStack controller services with vSphere resources.

The appliance leverages vSphere APIs and is 100% interoperable with VMware vSphere allowing the operations to be performed either via the OpenStack control plane or via vSphere directly.

Supposedly Platform9 is trying to ride the VMware-OpenStack integration increasing demand taking advantage of the cold reception of VIO.

Some of the features provided to VMware users:

  • Self-Service Automation. Empowering developers is a key CIO priority in the enterprise. With multi-tenancy, quotas, leases and policy controls on resource configurations for workloads, Platform9 Managed OpenStack makes it easy for IT to implement self-service for developers and accelerate their workflows.
  • 100% Interoperability with VMware vSphere. Customers can perform any choice of operations via Platform9 Managed OpenStack or via VMware vSphere: therefore, all existing processes, vSphere-based API automation and 3rd party products are compatible and supported.
  • Orchestration using Open, Industry Standard APIs. OpenStack APIs are supported by a wide range of automation tools, development libraries, storage and network systems and application-level orchestration frameworks. By orchestrating their infrastructure using OpenStack APIs, organizations not only reduce reliance on proprietary ecosystems, but also accelerate API driven infrastructure automation and leverage existing open source integrations.
  • Single Pane Across Virtualization Platforms. Platform9 now supports both KVM and VMware vSphere virtualization and Docker support is expected in future. Customers can now decouple their private cloud platform from the virtualization platform, and retain the flexibility to deploy new platforms over time while maintaining a consistent workflow and management interface.
  • Compatibility with all vSphere Compatible Datastores and Networks. Customers can onboard Platform9 with any storage and network implementation that is compatible with VMware vSphere. The solution is fully compatible with both legacy VLAN-based networks as well as software-defined-networks.
  • Production Grade SLA for OpenStack. Platform9 takes care of monitoring, troubleshooting and upgrading the OpenStack framework, so customers can rely on a production grade SLA and focus on innovation enabled by the OpenStack cloud platform.

Labels: Cloud Management, OpenStack, Platform9, VMware

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