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The AN/USQ-20, or Naval Tactical Data System, was designed as a more reliable replacement for the Seymour Cray-designed AN/USQ-17 with the same instruction set. The first batch of 17 computers were delivered to the Navy starting in early 1961. A version of the AN/USQ-20 for use by the other military services and NASA was designated the UNIVAC 1206. Another version, designated the G-40, replaced the vacuum tube UNIVAC 1104 in the BOMARC Missile Program; the machine was the size and shape of an old-fashioned double-door refrigerator, about six feet tall. Instructions were represented as 30-bit words in the following format: f 6 bits function code j 3 bits jump condition designator k 3 bits partial word designator b 3 bits which index register to use y 15 bits operand address in memory Numbers were represented as 30-bit words; this allowed for five 6-bit alphanumeric characters per word. The main memory was 32,768 words of core memory; the available processor registers were: one 30-bit arithmetic register.

A contiguous 30-bit Q register. Seven 15-bit index registers. CMS-2 List of UNIVAC products History of computing hardware Military computers UNIVAC-NTDS: UNIVAC 1206, AN/USQ-20 – From the Antique Computer website

Walter K. Firminger

Walter Kelly Firminger was archdeacon of Calcutta and a historian of India, the first editor of Bengal, Past & Present, the journal of Calcutta Historical Society. He was a fellow of the Royal Geographical Society. Walter Firminger was born on 28 September 1870 in Lower Edmonton, the son of Captain, the Reverend, Thomas Augustus Charles Firminger, East India Company chaplain and Georgiana Firminger. Née Buckner, he had both clergymen and four sisters. He was educated at Lancing College and Bury St. Edmunds Grammar School before going up to Merton College, University of Oxford, he married Eveleen Sarah Miles in 1898. They did not have children. At the time of the 1891 British census, while Firminger was at Merton, the family were living at Went House, Uley Green, Uley, in Gloucestershire, England. Firminger was ordained deacon at Hereford in 1893, he served as a UMCA missionary in Zanzibar from 1893 to 1897 and was subdean in 1896. He was a curate in Margate from 1897 to 1898, he had clerical appointments in India from 1899 to 1923 being Archdeacon of Calcutta from 1914 to 1923.

He was editor of the Indian Churchman from 1900 to 1905. He was Vicar of Padbury, Bucks from 1923 to 1926, he was Chaplain to the King at Hampton Court Palace from 1926 until he died in 1940. B. Litt. and D. D, he was the first editor of Bengal, Past & Present, the journal of Calcutta Historical Society, a fellow of the Royal Geographical Society. Over-population and figures. 1891. The idea of an Oxford modern ethical society. Oxford, 1891. A criticism of Böhm-Bawerk's doctrine of capital and interest. Oxford: Printed by J. Parker, Some thoughts on the recent criticism of the life and works of John Henry Cardinal Newman. Oxford: Printed for private circulation by James Parker, 1892. What did Dr. Newman do? Being an inquiry into his share in the church revival and a brief statement of the leading features of his religious teaching. Oxford: Blackwell, 1892. Thacker's guide to Calcutta. Calcutta: Thacker, Spink & Co. 1906. Molinari, G. Religion. London: S. Sonnenschein. Missionary sermons by various writers. London, 1898.

Fullarton, Peter Campbell, William Anderson. The Diaries of three surgeons of Patna, 1763. Calcutta: Calcutta Historical Society. Grand, George Francois; the narrative of the life of a gentleman long resident in India. Calcutta: Calcutta Historical Society, 1910; the Sylhet District records. Shillong: Assam Secretariat Printing Office, 1913-1919; the fifth report from the Select Committee of the House of Commons on the affairs of the East India Company, dated 28th July, 1812. Calcutta: R. Cambray, 1917-18. Works related to Walter K. Firminger at Wikisource

Wuthering Heights (2003 film)

Wuthering Heights is a modern-day adaptation of the classic 1847 novel that aired on MTV in 2003 and was released on DVD. It stars Erika Christensen, Mike Vogel, Christopher Masterson, Katherine Heigl, John Doe and Aimee Osbourne; the screenplay was by Max Enscoe and Annie deYoung, from an original screenplay by Jim Steinman and Patricia Knop. Although set in California, the filming location was Puerto Rico; the executive producer was Jim Steinman. It features his song "The Future Ain't What It Used to Be", which appeared on Original Sin, the concept album he wrote and produced for Pandora's Box. Wuthering Heights is one of Steinman's favourite books, it was the inspiration for his song "It's All Coming Back to Me Now." The original soundtrack album was co-released by Ravenous Records and the MTV Original Movies label in November 2003. The track list is: "Prelude: The Future Ain't What It Used to Be" Vocals by Erika Christensen"More" Vocals by Erika Christensen and Mike Vogel Co-produced by Steven Rinkoff and Jeff Bova Arranged by Steinman and Bova"I Will Crumble" Vocals by Erika Christensen and Mike Vogel Vocal tracks produced by Steinman and Rinkoff Instrumental track produced and arranged by Bova"If It Ain't Broke" Vocals by Mike Vogel Co-produced by Rinkoff and Pat Thrall Arranged by Steinman and Bova Guitars: Thrall Drums: Sammy Merendino"Shine" Vocals by Mike Vogel Produced by Steinman and Rinkoff Guitars: Huntwork"The Future Ain't What It Used To Be" Vocals by Erika Christensen Co-produced by Rinkoff Piano: Roy Bittan"If It Ain't Broke" and "The Future Ain't What It Used to Be" were both recorded by Meat Loaf for his 2006 album Bat Out of Hell III: The Monster Is Loose.

The latter had appeared on the Steinman-produced 1989 concept album Original Sin, by Pandora's Box. "More" was written and recorded for The Sisters of Mercy's 1990 album Vision Thing. Soundtrack Produced by Jim Steinman Music Supervisor: Amy Rosen Recorded and Mixed by: Steven Rinkoff Production coordinator for Jim Steinman Productions: Don Ketteler Recorded and mixed at The Hit Factory and Dome Logic Mastered at The Hit Factory by Tony Gillis This movie was filmed in Puerto Rico. Wuthering Heights on IMDb Wuthering Heights at AllMovie Official site

Vinyl Williams

Vinyl Williams is an American neo-psychedelic band led by Los Angeles-based multimedia artist and musician Lionel Williams, active since 2007. Vinyl Williams has released four studio albums: Lemniscate, Into and Opal. Williams, who calls his music "celestial pop", has been described as neo-psychedelia, dream pop, krautrock and hypnagogic pop. Dummy Mag has called Williams a "retro futurist with a penchant for analogue noise and sonic transcendentalism". Lionel Williams is the grandson of cinematic composer John Williams, the son of session drummer and producer Mark Towner Williams and classical pianist Leah Williams, he began recording as Vinyl Williams in 2007, self-released the extended play Naked Sanctuary in July 2010. Other musicians who played with Williams in these early days included drummer Bryan Lee and bassists Calin Stephensen and Craig Murray. In 2011, Williams assembled a backing band that included synth player Nikita Arefkia, multi-instrumentalist Ian Gibbs, drummer/synth player James Lake, bassist/drummer Billy Winger.

Prior to the release of the Ultimate World EP, its first single, "Chroma Heart", was premiered on March 9, 2012 on and International Tapes. Abeano described the song as "kaleidoscopic, gleaming with the soft, lush hues of something lovingly crafted and utterly gorgeous". On March 26, 2012, The Line of Best Fit featured another single from the EP, "Teal Palm", as their "Song of the Day", calling it "deceptively simple four-chord pop, played through a kaleidoscopic filter of Can-esque kraut and Secret Machines-esque post-rock modulated with bits of Luke Abbott-indebted pastoral electronica"; the Guardian featured Vinyl Williams in its "New Band of the Day" series on March 21, 2012, with Paul Lester describing Williams' music as playing host to "the effulgent aura of the more experimental noise-pop, with the ghostly pall of chillwave"Ultimate World and performed by Williams, was released by Warmest Chord on April 9, 2012, A mixtape by Williams, was released to promote the release via Dummy Mag.

The video for "Chroma Heart", premiered by Vice Media's Noisey site on April 10, 2012, was directed by Williams and included reference to his collage work. Vinyl Williams' debut studio album, was released on November 12, 2012 by No Pain in Pop in Europe and Williams' own Salonislam imprint in the US; the Fader premiered videos for "Higher Worlds" and "Harmonious Change" prior to the album's release. The album received a positive reception from critics; the Guardian gave the album a positive 4 out of 5 rating, while Pitchfork critic Patric Fallon said, "Lionel'Vinyl' Williams' retro-obsessed psych-pop is obscured in lo-fi tape hiss, riddled with microphone distortions, sounds as if it was crafted purely from the dust lifted off of Can records. His wavering voice floats inside gobs of delay and reverb changing tone and pitch amidst the thick smoke of smoldering synth tones and destroyed guitar strums". Vinyl Williams was interviewed by Dazed & Confused in October 2012, contributed original art to the article.

No Pain in Pop released the "Stellarscope" single on March 1, 2013, including a Europa51 remix featuring ex-Stereolab member Andy Ramsay. Williams and Arefkia created an interactive music video to coincide with the release, which premiered the same day on Dazed Digital. Williams said: "'Stellarscope' is an interactive environment. It's meant to be explored as a generative process - in other words you create the visuals by wandering throughout. Certain objects have sounds that emanate out of them. If you can make into a close proximity to those objects during the duration of the song, in a sense you can jam with it. It's supposed to allow navigation into a sonic improvisational world. There is no interface or goal, it's about exploring, a test of digital dexterity, it appears to be a little difficult to navigate through a space jungle kingdom built on seamless stream-of-consciousness."While in Seoul, South Korea, Williams met with Chaz Bundick of Toro y Moi and the two decided to collaborate on a conceptual, interactive record combining music and visuals.

Williams explained: "The most conceptually-intact way for this project to exist is as a digital form. It's about issues of simulated phenomena that end up as choose-your-own-adventure hypnotism". Company Records released the second Vinyl Williams studio album, Into, on 24 July 24, 2015; the album's lead single, "World Soul", premiered on April 29 on Stereogum, was described as a "clinic on layering synths and electro atmospheric sounds". On June 15, the video for "World Soul" was premiered by Clash, which described it as "a feast for the eyes - flickering colour, hypnotic shapes and more". Vinyl Williams released Brunei, on August 26, 2016 on Company, it included the singles "Riddles of the Sphinx" and "L'Quasar". A fourth album, was released by the French label Requiem Pour Un Twister on July 20, 2018, preceded by the singles "Lansing" and "Noumena" and a 360-degree video for "Aphelion". Lionel Williams has developed a collage art catalog, his artwork was exhibited at the Ugly Art Room's "All That Remains" show in Brooklyn in 2011, the "Let the Sunshine In" exhibition at Mindpirates Gallery in Berlin in January 2012, during which he improvised with other musicians including Jochen Arbeit, Travis Stewart, Miguel de Pedro and Verity S


The M142 High Mobility Artillery Rocket System is a light multiple rocket launcher developed in the late 1990s for the United States Army, mounted on a standard Army M1140 truck frame. The HIMARS carries six rockets or one MGM-140 ATACMS missile on the U. S. Army's new Family of Medium Tactical Vehicles five-ton truck, can launch the entire Multiple Launch Rocket System Family of Munitions. HIMARS ammunition is interchangeable with the MLRS M270A1, however it is only able to carry one pod rather than the standard two for the M270 and A1 variants, it was designed as a small, mobile, MLRS, with the ability to'shoot-and-scoot'. The launcher is C-130 transportable; the chassis is produced by BAE Systems Mobility & Protection Systems, the OEM of the FMTV. The rocket launching system is produced by Lockheed Martin Fire Control; the M142 High Mobility Artillery Rocket System is the light, wheeled version of the M270 Multiple Launch Rocket System. The HIMARS utilizes the same pod. A pod can hold a single missile.

The windows are made of glass and layers of sapphire. The 18th Field Artillery Brigade at Fort Bragg, North Carolina was the initial army test bed unit for the M142 HIMARS. C Battery, 3rd Battalion, 27th Field Artillery Regiment began field testing 3 HIMARS prototypes in all types of training events and environments in 1998 as a residual of the Rapid Force Projection Initiative Advanced Concept Technology Demonstration. In 2002, the United States Marine Corps arranged with the United States Army to acquire 40 of the systems. Fielding began in 2005. In July 2007, Marines from Fox Battery 2nd Battalion 14th Marine Regiment from Oklahoma City, Oklahoma were deployed to the Al Anbar province of Iraq, the first Marine unit to use the HIMARS in combat. HIMARS was tested as a common launcher for both artillery rockets and the SLAMRAAM surface-launched variant of the AMRAAM anti-aircraft missile. In October 2017, a Marine Corps HIMARS fired a rocket while at sea against a land target for the first time from the deck of the amphibious transport dock USS Anchorage, demonstrating the system's ability to operate while on ships to deliver precision fire from a standoff range from shore defenses.

The vehicle's targeting software was reworked so it can better fire while on a moving and maneuvering launch platform. As of September 2007, the Singapore Army proposed to acquire HIMARS systems; the package includes 24 HIMARS launchers, 9 FMTV 5-Ton Trucks and XM31 unitary HE GMLRS pods, plus associated support and communications equipment and services. This proposed package is notable for not involving the M-26 unguided MLRS rockets. In late 2009, Singapore took delivery of the first HIMARS firing unit and achieved Full Operational Capability; the 23rd Battalion, Singapore artillery commissioned its HIMARS battery on 5 September 2011. It marks the first GPS-guided HIMARS unit. On February 14, 2010, the International Security Assistance Force for Afghanistan indicated in a press release that it was thought that two rockets fired from a HIMARS unit fell 300 metres short of their intended target and killed 12 civilians during Operation Moshtarak. ISAF suspended the use of the HIMARS. A British officer said that the rockets were on target, that the target was in use by the Taliban, use of the system has been reinstated.

Reports indicate. An October 21, 2010 report in the New York Times credited HIMARS with aiding the NATO offensive in Kandahar by targeting Taliban commanders' hideouts, forcing many to flee to Pakistan, at least temporarily. In November 2015, the United States Army revealed they had deployed the HIMARS to Iraq, firing at least 400 rockets at the Islamic State since the beginning of summer. HIMARS detachments were sent to Al-Taqaddum Air Base in Al Anbar Governorate. On 4 March 2016, Army HIMARS fired rockets into Syria in support of Syrian rebels fighting ISIL for the first time, with the launchers based in neighboring Jordan. In January 2016, Lockheed announced the HIMARS had reached 1 million operational hours with U. S. forces. On April 26, 2016, it was announced that the U. S. would be deploying the HIMARS in Turkey near the border with Syria as part of the battle with ISIL. In early September, international media and the U. S. State Department reported a newly deployed HIMARS had engaged ISIL targets in Syria near the Turkish border.

In October 2016, HIMARS were stationed at Qayyarah Airfield West, some 65 kilometers south of Mosul, taking part in the Battle of Mosul. On June 14, 2017, a HIMARS was deployed at Al-Tanf Syria to support U. S.-backed rebels in the area. On May 24, 2018, a HIMARS strike killed 50 Taliban leaders in Musa Qala, Afghanistan. Three rockets struck the building within a 14-second timespan. Starting in September 2018, US support forces have been coordinating with Syrian Democratic Forces fighting to defeat ISIS in east Syria in the Deir ez-Zor campaign. On a daily basis, they have struck ISIS positions with HIMARS rockets, sometimes using as many as 30 rockets per day; the HIMARS systems used in this support operation are located in the Omar Oilfields, some 25 km north of the ISIS-controlled targets. Lockheed Martin UK and INSYS had jointly developed a demonstrator rocket artillery system similar to HIMARS for the British Army's'Lightweight Mobile Artillery Weapon System/Rocket' program; the system consisted of a single MLRS pod, mounted on a S