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postheadericon [VIDEO] The​ ​Thompson​ ​Submachine​ ​Gun’s​ ​Rich​ ​History​ ​and​ ​Range Experience

Any movie or historical enthusiast will tell you the Thompson submachine gun is an American Icon with a rich history with military, law enforcement, civilians and gangsters. Developed in 1918, John Thompson sought to replace the bolt action rifle with an auto rifle chambered in .45 ACP. Over time and with some financial backing, the company Auto Ordnance was created.

Thompson, with the help of other designers, envisioned a hand held one man operated submachine gun. Once their vision was realised, the Thompson submachine gun became a reality and production began in 1921. Over time, the “Tommy Gun” made it’s way to the United States.

The Thompson was attractive due to it’s fast rate of fire. I was amazed at how fast the Thompson fired. Notice in the video above how quick a 30 round stick magazine was spent. However, the Thompson was criticized by some for it’s heavy weight, poor accuracy past 50 yards and it’s lack of penetration with the .45 ACP.

The Thompson submachine gun gained popularity with depression era gangsters and the law enforcement officers who pursued them. It quickly became known as the “Tommy Gun,” “Chicago Typewriter” or the “Annihilator.” As the years passed, the Thompson submachine gun became a famous part of American history.

I had an incredible opportunity to experience a “Tommy Gun” myself. I say “incredible” because Thompson submachine guns are rare, expensive and subject to NFA regulations which makes it near impossible for the average American to experience this rifle let alone own one. In today’s market, a decent condition Full Auto Thompson is priced between $ 20,000 – $ 25,000.
The Thompson’s also became famous with their high capacity drum magazines that the Hollywood film makers loved to feature. The rifle I fired was equipped with several 30 round stick mags which I found easy to reload and continuing to fire away.

The video above explains the features, controls, magazines and shooting impressions. To experience a Thompson, people may have to go to a range and rent this rifle for a hefty price as a range officer looks over their shoulder. I was fortunate enough to have a friend who owns this rifle and was more than happy to let me show it off. If you ever get the chance to experience a full auto Thompson submachine gun, by all means check it out. Spend a few extra bucks on ammo because the 30 round sticks sure go fast. American Icon and Hollywood favorite? No doubt. A blast at the range? Like an experience I will never forget.

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postheadericon Big businesses in the UK ‘experience regular data breaches’

Data breaches are widespread among large businesses in the UK, according to a new report. The Cyber Security Breaches Survey found that two-thirds of the biggest firms have experienced an attack of some kind over the past 12 months.

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postheadericon Google bans over 780m ‘bad ads’ to protect online experience

Google has banned over 780 million so-called ‘bad ads’ in 2015 alone, explaining that these advertisements have breached the terms of their policies.

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postheadericon Experience Tri-Band WiFi With The Netgear R8000 DD-WRT FlashRouter

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Meet Tri-Band WiFi: The Netgear 8000 DD-WRT Router

FlashRouters has listed our best and most popular routers of last year and introduced you to the networking beast that is the Asus RT-AC87U, the fun hasn’t ended yet. Meet the Netgear R8000 DD-WRT AC3200 FlashRouter. The R8000 is a true behemoth device offering Tri-Band WiFi with six powerful adjustable external antennas and a 1 GHz Broadcom processor. Yes, you read that correctly. Six powerful adjustable external antennas.

What is Tri-Band WiFi?

The Netgear R8000 DD-WRT FlashRouter utilizes Tri-Band WiFi, meaning one 2.4 GHz band and two 5 GHz bands. More bands mean more room for devices, as you can assign your SmartTV, Xbox One, and iPad different networks within the device. No need to clog your network with unwanted traffic.

The six external antennas that make up these networks provide for the most range available from a router today. Looking to cover multiple floors? Stream Netflix from your laptop on your outdoor patio? The Netgear R8000 has you covered.

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Some other fantastic features of the Netgear R8000 DD-WRT FlashRouter include:

  • Wireless-AC coverage with speeds of up to 3200 Mbps.
  • Dual Core 1 GHz (1000 MHz) Broadcom CPU internal processor.
  • Best-in class RAM (256), 128 MB of active flash memory.
  • A Networked USB 3.0 port for the fastest high-speed transferring available.

Adding these features on top of the already-mentioned six external antennas and Tri-Band WiFi makes a powerful device even more powerful. Not to mention the DD-WRT firmware itself…

DD-WRT Advantages for the FlashRouter R8000 X6 DDWRT

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Flashing the R8000 with DD-WRT firmware truly brings this device to the next level. Looking into using a router as a VPN network hub for a device like  HideMyAss, IPVanish, PureVPN, or PrivateInternetAccess? With its massive processor and range capabilities, the R8000 is a top-end choice for any VPN subscriber.

FlashRouters provides an easy-to-follow setup guide with all of our routers, and if you provide us with your VPN credentials before purchasing the router, we can send the device to your door to work right out of the box with your VPN account. There is also no need to remove your current router from your setup, as you can use it to create an ISP network alongside your VPN connection from the R8000 DD-WRT FlashRouter.

Using a router like the R8000 DDWRT also opens the door to:

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The FlashRouters Support Routers Advantage

FlashRouters offers pre-configured, DD-WRT flashed routers with free access to our Support Team and a free 90-day warranty. If you have any issues involving setting up your router and network configuration, our Support Team would be more than happy to help you via our ticketing system or a remote-access Team Viewer session.

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Knowledge Base & Help Desk: Our site has a handy Knowledge Base and support desk to better handle the many requests and inquiries we receive. If you have any questions, concerns or are just looking for a recommendation on the best device for you and your setup, click the Support button on the left-hand side. Our DD-WRT specialists are ready to answer your questions and help you choose the right device.

Support Plans: FlashRouters now offers advanced DD-WRT support plans. Different routers come with slightly different plans. Users looking for support for their own routers can visit the FlashRouters Support Plan Center.

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postheadericon Sutherland leverages Microsoft Dynamics CRM Online to consolidate leadership position in global customer experience management

REDMOND, Wash. — Sept . 2 4 , 2014 — Sutherland Global Services, an acknowledged leader in business process and technology management services, continuously focuses on operational innovations and transformations to maintain its leadership position in Customer Experience Management. A major area of this focus is the digital transformation of key internal operations and processes, aimed at further enhancing the company’s track record of service excellence and consistent delivery of measurable results that impact their business.

Sutherland provides business-critical technology and analytics-enabled services to Fortune 1000 clients, which require secure and scalable platforms to enable Sutherland’s more than 30,000 employees across 40 operational facilities around the globe to deliver best-in-class services for efficiency and customer experience. To move the customer experience and quality of interactions to the next level, Sutherland evaluated several CRM platforms, ultimately selecting Microsoft Dynamics CRM Online based on its flexibility, customization capabilities and ease of use. The platform also provides Sutherland consultants with a seamless transition path because of their familiarity with other Microsoft business solutions, such as .NET, SharePoint Online 2013, SQL Server and Microsoft Lync. Sutherland recently and very successfully launched the first phase of the Dynamics deployment.

“The Business Process Outsourcing (BPO) industry and our Fortune 1000 clients are facing radical changes in market dynamics. These changes combined with technology advancements, such as cloud, social, mobility and big data, call for a paradigm shift. We have to fundamentally rethink how industry-specific transactions will be processed in the future and, more important, how information can be used to identify patterns that provide actionable insights for business managers,” said Deepak Batheja, CTO of Sutherland. “To best serve our clients, we need a best-of-class technology platform, fully optimized with lean business processes, that is flexible enough to enable continuous innovation. Microsoft Dynamics perfectly augments our 200-plus Technology Products and Intellectual Properties and forms the foundation of our world-class Customer Interaction Platform.”

To develop the solution, Sutherland partnered with Microsoft Consulting Services and configured the Dynamics platform to fit the nuances of the company’s multivertical BPO environment. Sutherland’s implementation was seamless, with no disruption to the high level of performance and reliability that is its hallmark. The enhanced multitenant capabilities have improved front office consultants’ efficiency by 20 percent and back office processing by 22 percent, resulting in a direct bottom-line benefit to the company.

“A positive customer experience relies on technology that can deliver flexibility and timeliness combined with service excellence. As a pre-eminent provider of business process outsourcing services, Sutherland understands this and is investing in a solution that allows its consultants to really know and understand the customer,” said Dennis Michalis, general manager, Microsoft Dynamics. “With unified agent desktops and real-time service analytics from a single screen across teams and office locations, Microsoft Dynamics CRM Online enables Sutherland employees to have access to the relevant information that empowers them to provide their clients’ customers with a consistently exceptional experience across the globe.”

With the rapid adoption of Dynamics CRM Online across the organization, Sutherland is looking at the next level of innovation and leveraging Microsoft products. “Our external environment is changing as young consumers prefer to communicate through social channels, so we will be leveraging Microsoft Dynamics Social Listening to understand our clients’ customers. Our vision is to have our internal collaboration platform seamlessly integrated with the external channels to better serve our customers,” Batheja said.

Those wanting to learn more about the benefits of integrated CRM solutions can engage with the Dynamics CRM Online community at http://www.twitter.com/msdynamicscrm, #MSDYNCRM.

About Sutherland

Established in 1986, Sutherland Global Services is a global provider of business process and technology management services offering an integrated portfolio of analytics-driven back-office and customer facing solutions that support the entire customer lifecycle. It is one of the largest, independent BPO companies in the world serving global leaders in major industry verticals. Headquartered in Rochester, N.Y., Sutherland employs over 30,000 professionals and has locations across the United States, Brazil, Philippines, Malaysia, China, India, UAE, Egypt, Bulgaria, UK, Canada, Mexico, Colombia, and Jamaica. For more information, visit www.sutherlandglobal.com.

About Microsoft Dynamics

At the heart of every successful business are the people who make things happen. Microsoft Dynamics designs modern business solutions that empower individuals with intuitive tools that allow them to do their best work. Our proactive, easy-to-use business applications adapt to the way people and systems work, enabling businesses to rapidly deploy and be forward-looking in an ever-changing world.

About Microsoft

Founded in 1975, Microsoft (Nasdaq “MSFT”) is the worldwide leader in software, services, devices and solutions that help people and businesses realize their full potential.

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postheadericon CDI College chooses Surface to enrich the educational experience

REDMOND, Wash. — May 1, 2014 — CDI College, one of Canada’s leading career training institutions, is preparing students for success in the workforce of today and the future. An early adopter of tablet technology in the classroom, CDI College will be providing more than 5,800 Surface 2 tablets to students by the end of summer 2014 as one of the primary tools students and faculty will use to facilitate the educational experience across all of its campuses.

CDI College recently completed a pilot program at its Ajax, Ontario, campus and is currently running another pilot program at the Surrey, British Columbia, campus. In each program, the students gained valuable skills that will seamlessly translate to their careers post-graduation. For example, students used their Surface devices to do the following:

• Access the college’s Learning Management System, course materials and assignments online

• Access and read their e-books

• Communicate with faculty and fellow students through email, chat and Skype

• Save and share files with OneDrive or with the integrated USB 3.0 port

• Use Office 2013 to complete class assignments and activities

• Submit assignments for classes and real-time peer review

• Use additional apps such as Flash Cards and Nurse Tabs

“The experience students receive with the enterprise-quality technology of the Surface devices and Microsoft productivity tools help us achieve our goal of preparing them with the skills and experiences they need to succeed in their career now and 20 years from now,” said Dr. Bohdan Bilan, vice president of Academics and Regulatory Affairs at CDI College. “We need to provide students with the tools they will use when they graduate and the skills that will translate in the future as technology continues to evolve, so the Surface 2 and Microsoft software was perfect for us.”

Connected to the Internet, and loaded with the Office 2013 RT suite, including OneDrive storage in the cloud, the Surface devices allow students to read, produce, share and store materials. The Windows 8.1 RT operating system enhances student productivity with the seamless ability to multitask among different applications, for example, simultaneously watch a video and take notes in the OneNote app. Students are also able to search across the operating system, the Web and the cloud at once, and with a USB and HD video out port, students can connect to hundreds of peripheral devices such as printers and projectors.

The Surface offers a solution for a college that teaches a variety of disciplines. Healthcare students can use Windows 8 RT anatomy apps to study anatomy and physiology. Students in the business administrative and accounting programs can create reports, spreadsheets and presentations using the Office RT Suite. In addition to the students, administrators anticipate a number of benefits for faculty, including greater flexibility to interact with students and provide feedback within and outside the classroom.

“The Surface 2 makes it a lot easier for us to learn. You can make more detailed notes, using pictures and highlighting things,” said Marlene Bromley, Practical Nursing student. ” With the Surface 2, I like the splitting of the screens so I can read my PowerPoint presentations and create flash cards as I go, instead of switching back and forth because it was really time-consuming.”

More information about how organizations are turning to Microsoft technology is available on the Microsoft Customer Spotlight newsroom.

Founded in 1975, Microsoft (Nasdaq “MSFT”) is the worldwide leader in software, services and solutions that help people and businesses realize their full potential.

Note to editors: For more information, news and perspectives from Microsoft, please visit the Microsoft News Center at http://www.microsoft.com/news. Web links, telephone numbers and titles were correct at time of publication, but may have changed. For additional assistance, journalists and analysts may contact Microsoft’s Rapid Response Team or other appropriate contacts listed at http://www.microsoft.com/news/contactpr.mspx.

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