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Aaron Tucker - One of the best experts on this subject based on the ideXlab platform.

  • Introduction: Virtual Weaponry
    Virtual Weaponry, 2017
    Co-Authors: Aaron Tucker

    The introduction gives a very brief history of the military Internet, starting with the Macy Conferences immediately post-WWII, before focusing on the periods that overlap with my films of interest (1980–present). From this history, the introduction contextualizes the project within the genre of the war film, focusing on Internet-enabled technologies’ roles within the genre as a whole, using scholars such as Steve Neale, Robert Eberwein, Jeanine Basinger and Rick Altman, before beginning to sketch out how the specific digitally networked automatisms represented in the films fit within the history of the genre. The introduction also establishes key terms from Jean Baudrillard, Gilles Deleuze, Donna Haraway, Paul Virilio, Slavoj Žižek, Susan Jeffords and Manuel De Landa, among others, all culminating in the call for a contemporary machinic audience to watch the discussed films as critical posthumans and recognize their own role, enhanced/created by Internet-enabled technologies, within the Total War Machine around them.

Wang Jingye - One of the best experts on this subject based on the ideXlab platform.

  • study on modeling of forecasting of repairing force for armored Weaponry based on queuing theory
    Computer Simulation, 2006
    Co-Authors: Wang Jingye

    A queuing system model was established and the random service system was introduced by analyzing the character of repairing process of the damaged armored Weaponry, and then some system function targets were got, such as average queuing length and average queue waiting time and so on. Then the service ability of repairing institution was analyzed, and time-queuing length optimize forecasting model was put up, and the size of needed repairing force for armored Weaponry was forecasted. So the decision-making and basis for Weaponry safeguard institution were offered to decide the size of repairing force.

Vanessa L. Bonanno - One of the best experts on this subject based on the ideXlab platform.

  • Male Weaponry in a Fighting Cricket
    PloS one, 2008
    Co-Authors: Kevin A. Judge, Vanessa L. Bonanno

    Sexually selected male Weaponry is widespread in nature. Despite being model systems for the study of male aggression in Western science and for cricket fights in Chinese culture, field crickets (Orthoptera, Gryllidae, Gryllinae) are not known to possess sexually dimorphic Weaponry. In a wild population of the fall field cricket, Gryllus pennsylvanicus, we report sexual dimorphism in head size as well as the size of mouthparts, both of which are used when aggressive contests between males escalate to physical combat. Male G. pennsylvanicus have larger heads, maxillae and mandibles than females when controlling for pronotum length. We conducted two experiments to test the hypothesis that relatively larger Weaponry conveys an advantage to males in aggressive contests. Pairs of males were selected for differences in head size and consequently were different in the size of maxillae and mandibles. In the first experiment, males were closely matched for body size (pronotum length), and in the second, they were matched for body mass. Males with proportionately larger Weaponry won more fights and increasing differences in Weaponry size between males increased the fighting success of the male with the larger Weaponry. This was particularly true when contests escalated to grappling, the most intense level of aggression. However, neither contest duration nor intensity was related to Weaponry size as predicted by models of contest settlement. These results are the first evidence that the size of the head capsule and mouthparts are under positive selection via male-male competition in field crickets, and validate 800-year-old Chinese traditional knowledge.

Suzy Killmister - One of the best experts on this subject based on the ideXlab platform.

  • Remote Weaponry: The Ethical Implications
    Journal of Applied Philosophy, 2008
    Co-Authors: Suzy Killmister

    The nature of warfare is changing. Increasingly, developments in military technology are removing soldiers from the battlefield, enabling war to be waged from afar. Bombs can be dropped from unmanned drones flying above the range of retaliation. Missiles can be launched, at minimal cost, from ships 200 miles to sea. Micro Air Vehicles, or ‘WASPS’, will soon be able to lethally attack enemy soldiers. Though still in the developmental stage, progress is rapidly being made towards autonomous Weaponry capable of selecting, pursuing, and destroying targets without the necessity for human instruction. These developments have a profound — and as yet under-analysed — impact on just war theory. I argue that a state under attack from remote Weaponry is unable to respond in the traditional, just war sanctioned, method of targeting combatants on the battlefield. This restriction of options potentially creates a situation whereby a state is either coerced into surrender, or it must transgress civilian immunity. Just war theory in conditions of remote warfare therefore either serves the interests of the technologically advanced by demanding the surrender of targeted states, or else it becomes redundant.

Guo Xiang-lei - One of the best experts on this subject based on the ideXlab platform.

  • Performance Based Entire Outsourcing Mechanism in Weaponry Support Supply Chain
    Chinese Journal of Management Science, 2009
    Co-Authors: Guo Xiang-lei

    The traditional Weaponry support function is performed within the military system.Suppliers only provide weapons,thus they have no motive to improve the Weaponry reliability.The cost of Weaponry support is high.To solve this problem,we bring forward a new mechanism of the entire supply outsourcing based on the performance.The suppliers are responsible for the whole supply chain tasks from providing weapons to Weaponry support.The military gives rewards or punishments according to the suppliers' performance.The advantages of this kind of mechanism are analyzed through a principal-agent model.The results show that the military can use certain incentive policies to induce the suppliers to improve the Weaponry reliability and meanwhile enhance their incomes.The total cost of the military's Weaponry supports also can be reduced,and the performance of the whole supply chain is improved.