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Watch a AC-130 Gunship Devastate Targets on the Ground with Its Howitzer

Technology January 31, 2019 1 Comments

The largest gun attached to any warplane in the world belongs to the new AC-130W Stinger II flying gunship. Its M102 howitzer can fire 105mm high-explosive shells at targets on the ground at a rate of up to ten rounds per minute. Here it is in action: The video starts with aircrews loading 105mm howitzer shells into the aircraft for…

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Should the U.S. Navy Turn Merchant Ships into Floating Missile Magazines?

Technology January 11, 2019 0 Comments

The U.S. Navy could buy older civilian merchant ships on the cheap and convert them into floating arsenals. The concept, outlined in the U.S. Naval Institute, envisions adding dozens—if not hundreds—of multiuse missile silos to the ships to provide additional firepower to the Navy while it struggles to reach its 355-ship goal. The idea is an attractive one but has…

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Watch All Five of the U.S. Military’s Fighter Jets Fly in Formation

Technology December 29, 2018 0 Comments

An exercise designed to test the Air Force, Navy, and Marines’ ability to fly and fight together has yielded a rare and remarkable moment: All five fighter jets currently flown by the services flying in formation, possibly for the first time. The video was taken during this month’s Orange Flag, a sister exercise to the famous Red Flag: A fact…

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Hacker Performs Awesome Tesla Model 3 Ubuntu Linux Infotainment System Mod

Technology December 29, 2018 0 Comments

There’s a lot to like about Tesla’s Model 3, but as with most things with prepackaged entertainment (or infotainment) systems, even this beautiful electric car leave people yearning for a bit more. In the case of one reddit user, Tesla’s infotainment system didn’t satiate his/her entertainment hunger, so they decided to do what’s perhaps one of the most interesting dual-OS installs ever, installing Ubuntu alongside…

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Android security audit: An easy-to-follow annual checklist

Technology December 15, 2018 0 Comments

Android security is always a hot topic on these here Nets of Inter — and almost always for the wrong reason. As we’ve discussed ad nauseam over the years, most of the missives you read about this-or-that super-scary malware/virus/brain-eating-boogie-monster are overly sensationalized accounts tied to theoretical threats with practically zero chance of actually affecting you in the real world. If you look closely, in…

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Have Amazon text you when your order has shipped and again when it’s been delivered

Technology December 8, 2018 0 Comments

If you shop at Amazon you’re probably familiar with the emails they send letting their customers know when an order has shipped. But did you know you can have them text you as well? They will, and it’s very easy to set up. Simply sign up for “Shipment Updates via Text” and Amazon will send you a standard SMS text message when…

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