Tiger Check

Automating the US Air Force Fighter Pilot in Air-to-Air Combat, 1950–1980


Author: Steven A. Fino

Publisher: JHU Press

ISBN: 1421423286

Category: Science

Page: 448

View: 8562

Spurred by their commanders during the Korean War to be "tigers," aggressive and tenacious American fighter pilots charged headlong into packs of fireball-spewing enemy MiGs, relying on their keen eyesight, piloting finesse, and steady trigger fingers to achieve victory. But by the 1980s, American fighter pilots vanquished their foes by focusing on a four-inch-square cockpit display, manipulating electromagnetic waves, and launching rocket-propelled guided missiles from miles away. In this new era of automated, long-range air combat, can fighter pilots still be considered tigers? Aimed at scholars of technology and airpower aficionados alike, Steven A. Fino’s Tiger Check offers a detailed study of air-to-air combat focusing on three of the US Air Force’s most famed aircraft: the F-86E Sabre, the F-4C Phantom II, and the F-15A Eagle. Fino argues that increasing fire control automation altered what fighter pilots actually did during air-to-air combat. Drawing on an array of sources, as well as his own decade of experience as an F-15C fighter pilot, Fino unpacks not just the technological black box of fighter fire control equipment, but also fighter pilots’ attitudes toward their profession and their evolving aircraft. He describes how pilots grappled with the new technologies, acutely aware that the very systems that promised to simplify their jobs while increasing their lethality in the air also threatened to rob them of the quintessential—albeit mythic—fighter pilot experience. Finally, Fino explains that these new systems often required new, unique skills that took time for the pilots to identify and then develop. Eschewing the typical "great machine" or "great pilot" perspectives that dominate aviation historiography, Tiger Check provides a richer perspective on humans and machines working and evolving together in the air. The book illuminates the complex interactions between human and machine that accompany advancing automation in the workplace.

A Tiger's Tale


Author: Craig Cooper,Capt. Ian Sonnenberg,John Sonnenberg

Publisher: AuthorHouse

ISBN: 1546251790

Category: History

Page: 108

View: 8760

Originally, this was just a journal to document a tiger experience. Capt. Ian Sonnenberg invited his dad, John Sonnenberg, and his uncle, Craig Cooper, to join him in Honolulu aboard the USS San Diego (LPD-22) and sail to Camp Pendleton, California, on a tiger cruise. There was some brief preliminary information and a couple of emails, but there was little information on what to expect from the experience. The plan was to capture the experience so others would feel more prepared. But this project turned into something more. The journal then shifted to creating a guidebook for anyone going on an extended tiger cruise as well as composing a journal. As the journal developed into a manual for tiger cruises, it took on another dimension. This document grew to be an optimistic accounting of the future of America. This team of Sailors and Marines crossed the globe, with our flag proudly flying from the mast, and showed the world the strength and spirit of the United States. Theyall the US militaryindeed, are celebrated in the successful culmination of their missions. In addition to this optimistic message came the realization that the future leaders of our industries, institutions, and government are being developed within these brave men and women. Hoorah!

Linux Security

Craig Hunt Linux Library


Author: Ramón J. Hontañón

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 9780782153279

Category: Computers

Page: 374

View: 7207

Authoritative Answers to All Your Linux SecurityQuestions—Specifically for Linux Administrators This is the most complete, most advanced guide to Linux securityyou'll find anywhere. Written by a Linux security expert with overa decade of experience, Linux Security teaches you, step-by-step,all the standard and advanced techniques you need to know to keepyour Linux environment safe from threats of all kinds. Hundreds ofclear, consistent examples illustrate these techniques indetail†so you stay on track and accomplish all your goals.Coverage includes: Understanding information and system security procedures Developing a corporate security policy Designing and deploying an effective system and networkmonitoring strategy Managing the network services offered by Linux servers Understanding Sendmail security, including authentication andprivacy Providing application-level mail security using PGP Designing and deploying an Apache HTTP server, including SSLextensions Securing your Samba server Building a network layer firewall using IPtables and Linuxkernel v.2.4 Using the NEC SOCKS5 transport layer firewall Deploying the TIS firewall toolkit Offering secure remote connectivity with IPsec and PPTPVPNs Adding strong user authentication to Linux servers usingKerberos Understanding the Linux Pluggable Authentication Modules(PAM)

Blood of the Tiger

A Story of Conspiracy, Greed, and the Battle to Save a Magnificent Species


Author: J. A. Mills

Publisher: Beacon Press

ISBN: 0807074977

Category: Nature

Page: 296

View: 2813

Blood of the Tiger takes readers on a wild ride to save one of the world’s rarest animals from a band of Chinese billionaires. Many people think wild tigers are on the road to recovery, but they are in greater danger than ever—from a menace few experts saw coming. There may be only three thousand wild tigers left in the entire world. More shocking is the fact that twice that many—some six thousand—have been bred on farms, not for traditional medicine but to supply a luxury-goods industry that secretly sells tiger-bone wine, tiger-skin décor, and exotic cuisine enjoyed by China’s elite. Two decades ago, international wildlife investigator J. A. Mills went undercover to expose bear farming in China and discovered the plot to turn tigers into nothing more than livestock. Thus begins the story of a personal crusade in which Mills mobilizes international forces to awaken the world to a conspiracy so pervasive that it threatens every last tiger in the wild. In this memoir of triumph, heartbreak, and geopolitical intrigue, Mills and a host of heroic comrades try to thwart a Chinese cadre’s plan to launch billion-dollar industries banking on the extinction of not just wild tigers but also elephants and rhinos. Her journey takes her across Asia, into the jungles of India and Nepal, to Russia and Africa, traveling by means from elephant back to presidential motorcade, in the company of man-eaters, movie stars, and world leaders. She finds reason for hope in the increasing number of Chinese who do not want the blood of the last wild tigers to stain their beloved culture and motherland. Set against the backdrop of China’s ascendance to world dominance, Blood of the Tiger tells of a global fight to rein in the forces of greed on behalf of one of the world’s most treasured and endangered animals. From the Hardcover edition.

Das Taubenbuch

Eine Gemeinschaftsarbeit deutscher Taubenliebhaber für den Wiederaufbau und zur weiteren Förderung der deutschen Taubenzucht


Author: Joseph A. Geihe

Publisher: N.A


Category: Nature

Page: 231

View: 6449

The Mac OS X Tiger book


Author: Andy Ihnatko

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons Inc

ISBN: 9780764579578

Category: Computers

Page: 493

View: 2685

Introduces the Mac OS X Tiger operating system, covering installation, working with files and applications, network setups, using AppleScript, and computer security.

Big Cat Conservation


Author: Peggy Thomas

Publisher: Lerner Publications

ISBN: 9780761332312

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 64

View: 3702

Examines how scientists and zoos around the world are managing wild and captive big cats like panthers, cheetahs, tigers, and lions by radio tracking, scat examination, zoo breeding programs, and habitat conservation.

Into the Tiger's Jaw

America's First Black Marine Aviator


Author: Frank Peterson Jr.

Publisher: Naval Institute Press

ISBN: 1612511910

Category: History

Page: 336

View: 8195

Lt. General Frank E. Petersen’s autobiography provides a critical examination of this remarkable Marine’s career, from his accomplishments as the first black pilot in the U.S. Marine Corps to his promotion to Lieutenant General and final service as Commander U.S. Marine Corp Base Quantico, Virginia. At the time of his retirement in 1988, General Petersen was the first and only black pilot to hold command and the only black general in the Marine Corps. A new addition to the Leatherneck Classics series, this story of great personal determination and impressive leadership provides a clear understanding of an inspirational path to success in the military

Grumman F11F Tiger Pilot's Flight Operating Instructions


Author: United States Navy,USN

Publisher: Lulu.com

ISBN: 1935327461


Page: 219

View: 4823

As the Blue Angels¿ aircraft in the late 1950s, Grumman¿s F11F-1 Tiger came to symbolize the speed and might of U.S. Navy airpower. The Tiger was originally conceived as an upgrade of the F9F Cougar. It eventually morphed into a new design, that incorporated the area rule to enable cruising speeds up to 1.1 Mach. The prototype flew in 1954, and carrier trials commenced in 1956. Eventually seven squadrons flew F11Fs. Hampered by maintenance issues affiliated with the J65 engine, and the fact that the Vought Crusader was clearly superior, the Tiger had a short service life. It was withdrawn from carrier duty after four years, in 1961. Only 199 were built. The remaining Tigers flew in a training capacity, and the Blue Angels continued to fly them for over a decade, 1957-1969. Originally printed by the U.S. Navy, this handbook provides a fascinating glimpse inside the cockpit of the Tiger. Originally classified ¿restricted¿, the manual was declassified and is here reprinted in book form.

Teach Yourself VISUALLY Mac OS X Tiger


Author: Erick Tejkowski

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 047036548X

Category: Computers

Page: 320

View: 9209

Richly colored illustrations, and clear step-by-step instructions guide users new to Mac OS X Tiger through the basics of this powerful operating system. Covering all aspects of Tiger, this book shows visual learners how to work with files, customize their computers, and maximize the versatility of iLife '05 applications. Also explores how to browse the Web with Safari, manage fonts with FontBook, use iCal to track appointments, and make the switch from older Mac OS versions. Get your Tiger to roar with this easy to use reference filled with more than 100 fun and helpful tasks, presented in full color with a newly re-designed interior to make learning fast and efficient.

Unix for Mac OS X 10.4 Tiger


Author: Matisse Enzer

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780321246684

Category: Computers

Page: 530

View: 7060

As Unix spreads its tentacles across users' desktops, more and more Mac users are starting to pop the hood and learn about the operating system that's at the root of it all. And there's no better way to conquer that fear than by consulting this Visual QuickPro Guide. Matisse Enzer, who wrote the first edition of this book, Unix for Mac OS X: Visual QuickPro Guide has completely updated this guide to reflect all that's new in Tiger's version of Unix. Readers will learn everything they need to know to make sense of the commands and technical jargon surrounding Unix. In the process they'll find out about useful utilities, editing and printing files, security, and more--all through simple, step-by-step instructions that break the learning process into manageable chunks. Throughout, users will find plenty of the tips and visual references that have become the hallmark of Peachpit's popular Visual QuickPro Guides. Unix for Mac OS X 10.4: Visual QuickPro Guide is perfect for any Mac user interested in learning about the Unix operating system.

Tiger Woods Made Me Look Like a Genius

Five Simple Ways to Take Ten Strokes Off Your Game


Author: Don Crosby,Jim Dale

Publisher: Andrews McMeel Publishing

ISBN: 9780740704727

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 135

View: 5387

Tiger Woods's former high-school golf coach combines practical advice on golfing techniqes and instruction in five simple techniques for taking strokes off one's game with anecdotes and personal reminiscences about his prized athlete. Original.

Mac OS X Help Line, Tiger Edition


Author: Ted Landau,Dan Frakes

Publisher: Peachpit Press

ISBN: 9780132705240

Category: Computers

Page: 1216

View: 8153

With every update, Mac OS X grows more powerful, more dependable, and easier to use--and Mac OS X Tiger is no exception. But along with the new features come fresh issues--new areas to troubleshoot, new functionality to unravel, and new glitches waiting to confound even the savviest Mac users. Not to worry. Best-selling author and Mac guru Ted Landau turns his diagnostician's eye on Mac OS X Tiger, arming readers with fix-it knowledge This popular fix-it classic offers more troubleshooting information, tips, and hacks than any other single volume. Chock-full of detailed, understandable advice for maintaining and troubleshooting Mac OS X Tiger, this comprehensive reference is where users will turn before they head to the repair shop. Readers will find solutions for every Mac OS X problem under the sun plus the technical grounding they need to turn a diagnostic eye on their own operating systems. Filled with tips, tools, and preventive measures, the guide includes in-depth coverage of Library directories and folders, file and font maintenance, crash prevention and recovery, and more.

Beyond the Cabbage Tree


Author: Noel Kinvig

Publisher: AuthorHouse

ISBN: 1449015751

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 240

View: 5151

"Great content, easy reading. Original and often very exciting and full of suspense". This book is based on real life and not fiction. From struggles to triumphs Noel's journey takes him to many corners of the globe. From digging graves in New Zealand to flying Pilatus Porter aircraft for the International Committee of the Red Cross during the Ethiopian famine. From his experiences in jail in Mexico to patrolling the Iraq-Kuwait border on the United Nations Mission. From unparalleled adventures taking Noel into the heart of Africa and Asia encountering many hairy experiences to the treacherous drops of aid supplies over East Pakistan, (now Bangladesh) after the world's most devastating natural disaster. "Amusing, entertaining and a truly amazing book".

Der High-Tech-Check für Manager

Wie Sie neue Technologien erfolgreich einsetzen


Author: Claudia Cornelsen

Publisher: Springer-Verlag

ISBN: 3322827410

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 208

View: 756

"Der Autor plädiert für einen bewußten Technikeinsatz, beschreibt positive und negative Beispiele und liefert Anhaltspunkte zur betrieblichen Technikanalyse. Lesenswert." impulse