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The Army is looking at upgrading its fleets of unmanned systems, and while acknowledging that the budget for such overhauls is limited, two of the service’s top unmanned systems officials made it clear they have a wish list.
He also said he’d be interested in experimenting with putting electronic warfare technologies onto the UAV fleets, but noted that would require major studies to look into the pros and cons of adding such technology onto various unmanned vehicles.
These aren’t armies of droids you see in Star Wars, but they’re still fearsome. War is hell, and it’s about to host the rise of the machines.
“After an emergency alert of a ballistic missile threat left people “crying and screaming” in Hawaii on Saturday, emergency officials confirmed that the message was sent in error and that no missile was headed for the island state.”
Testing for the real thing to see how people react? Or just a malcontent who “pushed the wrong button” twice?
What would you do if you saw this alert on your phone?
After battle-tried businessman Nathan Serebus and his attorney Albin Conrad narrowly escape death in a series of terrorist attacks, Nathan believes he is God’s chosen conqueror to restore order to a chaotic San Francisco. Continue reading →
Zombies are overrunning the countryside. You’re not a prepper. How screwed are you? Well, that depends. Do you have some basic survival skills? Do you know how to shove rounds in a firearm and make bullets come out the end with the hole? Then you might have a chance, assuming you can get to a gun store and/or a Walmart that hasn’t been cleaned out.
But now you have choices to make. You can only carry so much gear, unlike the guy at the top of the post, who apparently has a cheat code for unlimited carrying capacity. So, what weapons are you going to grab? And no, you don’t have a minigun or grenades or a katana.
Terrorists in San Francisco unleash a plague that turns people into violent cannibals. Can two antiheroes outwit the attack’s mastermind?
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On one of the zombie fan groups that I’m in, someone mentioned the movie Train to Busan. It’s a Korean film about a father and his daughter who are trapped on a train with a horde of incredibly dangerous zombies, and questionable humans who may prove to be worse than the zombies.
I’m normally fairly skeptical of foreign films, and it’s a drag for me to have to plow through subtitles. It’s really hard to be on my phone when I have to read every word. It’s not even like Spanish movies, where I can limp through the dialogue without having to read. But I gave it a shot, because everyone seemed to like it, Rotten Tomatoes gave it a startling 95%, and I know the Pacific Islands are masters at horror.
We start with a guy in a cargo truck stopped at a biological checkpoint. Men in hazmat suits spray off his vehicle, as he is coming out of bio research area. Since this isn’t a normal occurrence in America, at least, I’m interested.
The man drives off but smacks into a deer. It looks like the deer’s totaled. But after the truck continues down the road, Bambi hops up. We get a close-up of its eyes, which look like they have cataracts. I know people have different opinions about a zombie virus that can jump species to infect animals and vice versa, but I rather like the idea. It’s a good spin on the old human-only zombie, it’s like real-world zombies, and it’s very dangerous for the characters. Continue reading →