A surprising Optimus Prime cameo
Posted 09 November 2010 - 03:40 PM
Each issue of the magazine is filled with cartoons and short pieces of text featuring advice and tips on how soldiers, technicians, and mechanics can keep their gear in top shape and help ensure that things operate smoothly & safely. As they're available for public release,* a lot of Army folks and their families have them simply lying around.
I recently got my hands on a few recent back issues, among them issue # 674 (January 2009).
On pages 42 and 43 is an article about the PP-8498/U Soldier-Portable Battery Charger.
...which, as Optimus Prime helps to explain, is capable of transforming every time a soldier downloads an upgrade for the software included inside.
I'll try to get a scan as soon as possible; my scanner's been somewhat cranky as of late. I'm also trying to get on the magazine's website, but Firefox is also getting cranky.
*The front cover is marked "Approved for Public Release; Distribution is Unlimited".
I would imagine that Smitty and a few other US military types here might have a few of these handy or at least have access to them, too.
"At my last intern briefing, Craig was clearly tired. His message had changed to, "Stay out of trouble, period." It seemed that, as director of security, Livingstone was growing old fast. If he didn't watch out, he'd become one of us - a 'Mormon' or a 'straight,' which is what Clinton staffers called FBI agents, the Secret Service, and former Bush employees."
Aldrich, Gary. Unlimited Access Washington D.C.: Regency, 1996. Pg 38
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Posted 10 November 2010 - 09:01 AM
Posted 10 November 2010 - 09:10 AM
"In the not very distant future when everything will be free. There won't be any cute secrets let alone any novelty. You can say anything you want to in your fetching cloak of anonymity. Are you feeling out of breath now in your desperate pursuit of infamy?" Elvis Costello 'No Hiding Place'
Posted 11 November 2010 - 10:22 AM
Blood on the bricks
Don't look back 'cause I got your six!
Won't go down, never gonna quit
Don't turn back 'cause I got your six!
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