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World War II Combat Lessons and Army Talks

Combat Lessons and Army Talks

Army Talks

These are a series of pamphlets produced several times a month throughout the war for soldiers. The pamphlets contained articles, combat tips, proclamations, maps, drawings, cartoons, news, updates and other general information.

Some links download from this site while other links go to my dropbox account. If DropBox gives you errors or cannot connect, please try clearing your browser’s cache, cookies and disable any third party-plugins (such as adblocker or Privacy Badger) as they may interfere with the ability of DropBox to render the pdfs. Special thanks to the 90th ID for making some of these available.

http://dlxs.richmond.edu/w/wtp/titlebrowse.html

http://www.wartimepress.com/archives.asp?TID=Army%20Talks&MID=Army&q=37&FID=36

Volume I: Army Talks

Vol I. No. 10, Battle of Atlantic 12-01-1943

Volume II: Army Talks

Vol. II, No 2, Two Years of War (12 Jan. 1944) Vol. II, No 5, The Good General (2 Feb. 1944)
Vol. II, No 8, France (23 Feb. 1944)
Vol II No. 12, The Army is quite a thing, 3-22-1944
Vol. II, No 15, Teamwork (12 Apr. 1944)Vol. II, No 16, Brains, Guts and Concrete (19 Apr. 1944) Vol. II, No 17, Queen of Battle (26 Apr. 1944)
Vol. II, No 25, See yourself as Jerry sees you! (21 Jun. 1944)
Vol II No. 27 July 1944 Notes from NormandyVol. II No. 29 Air Power, 7-19-1944Vol. II, No 30, Seven against the World! (26 Jul. 1944)
Vol II No 32 Aug 1944 What You Should Know about FranceVol. II No. 33, Red Army Man,8-16-1944
Vol. II No 37 Sept 1944: Combat MedicineVol II No. 39 Sept. 1944: What German POWs Say About YouVol II No 40 Oct 1944: What to do with Germany
Vol II No. 42 1944-04-19: China 7 years at WarVol II No. 43 Nov 1944: What to do with War Criminals Vol. II, No 45, Blueprint for WWIII (2 Dec. 1944)

Volume III: Army Talks

Vol. III, No 1, The Army in Europe (13 Jan. 1945)Vol. III, No 3, How to blunt a blitzkrieg (27 Jan. 1945) Vol. III, No 5, How to keep house in a foxhole (10 Feb. 1945)
Vol III No. 7 Feb 1945: We Came as ConquersVol. III, No 9, Homefront USA and Total War (17 Mar. 1945)
Vol. III, No 11, Operation Jackson (31 Mar. 1945)

Combat Lessons

The Rank and file in combat, What they are doing, How they are doing it. The suggestions in Combat Lessons are drawn from the experience of the World War II American Soldier in both Europe and the Pacific.

Volume 1 Volume 2Volume 3Volume 4Volume 5
Volume 6 Volume 7Volume 8Volume 934th Infantry Division: Lessons Learned in Combat Sept 1944
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WordPress Emails and Robots

WordPress.com Emails and Robots

WordPress Emails and Robots

This is an analysis of the different kinds of emails WordPress.com sends out when specific actions are triggered. This is from the recipients perspective. Note, that WordPress.com does not allow customization of these emails due to security concerns. Also mentioned is a review of the different kinds of WordPress.com robots and how to remove them.

New Post Email

This image below is an example email that is sent out when a user signs up to receive new posts. Your new post emails would look the same except for images, content, and contact information.

WordPress.com New Post Emails
WordPress.com New Post Emails

Invited Viewer Without Message Email

When you invite a user to your site, particularly if it is private, WordPress.com gives you the option to add a message. This is what it looks like without a message.

Invited Viewer Email No Message
Invited Viewer Email No Message

Invited Viewer With Message Email

This is the email with a message.

Invited Viewer With Message
Invited Viewer With Message

Invited to be an Administrator Email

This is what the email looks like with a message when someone has been invited to be an admin.

Invited to be an Administrator
Invited to be an Administrator

Invitation Acceptance Email

When you are invited to a site you will need to accept. When you accept an invite WordPress sends you a confirmation email alerting you that you have accepted. The Pixelated part is where your username goes. Only the person getting the email would see it.

Invitation Acceptance
Invitation Acceptance

Following Blog Email

This email is sent out when a user follows your blog.

Following Blog Email
Following Blog Email

Domain Name About to Expire Email

WordPress alerts users who have a domain name that it is about to expire. This is what the email looks like. Note that you will continue to get these emails, even if cancel the domain name or you turn off automatic renewal.

Domain Name About to Expire Email
Domain Name About to Expire Email

Domain Name Expired Email

WordPress sends out an email the day after your Domain Name expires.

Domain Name Expired
Domain Name Expired

Robots on your WordPress.com Site

There are two kinds of robots. A sitting down robot on your WordPress.com site mean your domain name is nearing expiration. You can dismiss this robot by clicking “Dismiss” in the top right.

Robots on my WordPress site
Domain name nearing expiration

The other kind is a standing up robot. This means your domain name is has expired. This is the message that appears the day after your domain name has expired.

Robots on my WordPress site
Domain name has expired

Removing Robots

To remove robots you will need to select cancel domain on the robot screen. When you select cancel you will be prompted to explain why and you will need to tick a box noting that you understand the consequences of domain name cancelation.

This is what the screen look like after you submitted your domain name cancelation. Note that you will need to check your email for a cancelation confirmation.

Domain Name Cancelation WordPress.com
After submitting the reason you canceling this is the screen that appears.

WordPress.com Domain Name Cancelation Email

This is the email to cancel a WordPress.com domain name. It is the the last step. Once clicked there is no going back.

WordPress.com Domain Name Confirm Cancelation Email
WordPress.com Domain Name Confirm Cancelation Email

Domain Name Cancelation Notification Email

This email is sent out when the domain name has been canceled.

Domain Name Cancelation Notification Email
Domain Name Cancelation Notification Email

If you try to visit your site using your canceled domain name. WordPress.com gives you a message prompting you to get Domain Mapping.

Domain Mapping Prompt
Domain Mapping Prompt

MailChimp

While not a WordPress.com part, MailChimp is frequently used with WordPress.com users to manage newsletters. This is an example of an HTML email from the recipients perspective.

MailChimp HTML Email
MailChimp HTML Email
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Digital Storage

  1. Read the following link and identify at least two problems with digital storage:An Interview With Two Scientists On the Problem of Digital Storage
  2. Then read this link and answer the following questions:

Scientists Solve The Digital Storage Problem

A. How are scientists proposing to solve the problems with digital storage?

B. Why is this process better?

C. Explain how the storing of the data works (How are they encoding the information?)

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ASCII Art and Games

ASCII Art and Games

Directions: Create 3 rabbits, Convert an Image, and play a game for at least 10. minutes. When done answer the following Exit Questions on a half-sheet of paper.

ASCII Rabbits: Follow the instructions to create ASCII Rabbits. Will need a text-file or a Google Doc
http://www.wikihow.com/Make-a-Bunny-by-Typing-Characters-on-Your-Keyboard

Convert an Image into ASCII Art:
Find an image on the internet and upload it to the site. It will automatically convert it into ASCII
http://picascii.com/

Convert text into ASCII Art
Type a word in and adjust the settings. It will automatically convert it into ASCII art.
http://patorjk.com/software/taag/#p=display&f=Isometric3&t=Hello

ASCII Games:
Early computer games were text-based.

Try Oregon Trail
https://archive.org/details/msdos_Oregon_Trail_The_1990

Chess
https://archive.org/details/msdos_Chess_1981

Air Traffic Controller
https://archive.org/details/msdos_Air_Traffic_Controller_1985

House at the Edge of Time
https://archive.org/details/msdos_House_at_the_Edge_of_Time_The_1990

Draw in ASCII

http://asciiflow.com/

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Hour of Code

Hour of Code

You will select among several code tutorials and code (program a computer) for an hour. You may stick with one tutorial or switch out. The purpose is to code for an hour and expose you to the creativity and fun that computer science and programming can be! You will be graded based upon participation and completion of reflection questions.

Objective: Code using a tutorial for one hour.
Answer reflection questions.

Hour of Code Tutorials

MineCraft: Use coding blocks to travel through a Minecraft world.

Star Wars: Use Javascript to program droids and create a Star Wars game

Flappy Bird: Create a clone of flappy bird using coding blocks.

PHP Language on CodeCademy: The Language for WordPress

HTML and CSS on CodeCademy: The Language for building Webpages

JavaScript on CodeCademy: The Language of the Web

JQuery on CodeCademy: The Language for building interactive websites

Python on CodeCademy: The Language for creating general applications

Ruby CodeCademy: The Language for creating web applications

APIs on CodeCademy: The interface for communicating with different web applications

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Encoding Numbers in the Real World

Encoding Numbers in the Real World
Directions: Use the handout to research the following links

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Servo Motors

Servo Motors

Setup your breadboard and Arduino using the image below:

Servo Motor Image

Once your image is setup, use the code below to control the Servo

Servo Motor Code

Stuck on Servo Motor? Try this site here: Servo Motor Tutorial

Servo Questions
1 What real-world things use a Servo Motor? Come-up with 3 examples.

2 What could you create with a Servo Motor? How about two Servo Motors?

Servo Challenges:
1 Try to make the Servo Motor go 300 degrees.

2 Try to make the Servo Motor go 90 degrees

3 Try to make the Servo Motor go x degrees (your choice)

4 What happens if you make the Servo Motor go 460 degrees?
HINT: You may need to delete a For() function.

5 Ask for another Servo Motor and try to get two Servo Motors to work at the sametime. What would you need to add? What would your code look like?

6 As a challenge try adding a Potentiometer Knob here to control the location of the Servo Motor. Use the link below.

Potentiometer Knob and Servo Motor

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Intro to Arrays

Use your Array notes in class to complete the following exercises

//Musical Notes
#define NOTE_B0 31
#define NOTE_C1 33
#define NOTE_CS1 35
#define NOTE_A3 45
#define NOTE_G3 67
#define NOTE_B3 1100
#define NOTE_C4 467

// Melody
int melody[] = {
};

1. What does the number next to each of the notes above mean?
2. Follow the model above and write a new note.
3. Examine the code above and explain what you would need to do in order to play three notes.
4. Look at the above code and write the code needed to place the melody into a loop

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Arduino Piezo Buzzer Project

Arduino Piezo Buzzer Project

You will need 4 wires and a Piezo buzzer.

Connect the wires as shown to complete a circuit with the Piezo buzzer.

Peiz Arduino Setup

The negative wire should go to the digital ground pin while the positive wire should go to digital pin number 8 and positive should be in ground. If that does not work, place the positive wire in the 5v power pin.
Peizo Digital Pins

To code the Piezo buzzer you will need to create a tab or file that your main Arduino code can access. You should call this new tab pitches.h

To create a new tab click on the arrow located all the way to the right and select New Tab.

New Arduino Tab

Name this tab pitches.h and insert the new code. Use the code located here to cut and paste into a pitches.h tab

Arduino Notes

Then select the your original sketch (also known as your code) and insert the following code by cutting and pasting it.

Melody for Arduino 

Code Challenges:

  1. Figure out how to place the melody on a loop
  2. Figure out how to change the melody notes
  3. Figure out how to change the kind of notes
  4. Figure out how to adjust the delay between each note.
  5. Can you play a recognizable tune? (Note: delete everything in your pitches.h file and insert all the following code into the Arduino Main sketch). You do not need any resistors and make sure your positive wire is in pin 13 and your negative wire is in pin 3.


The Code for a Recognizable Tune

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Intro to Internet Privacy

Intro to Internet Privacy
Directions:

Visit the following and link and address the questions. Be sure to navigate to each page on the link.

Internet Safety Link
Questions:
1. Why do people believe they are safer online than they actually are?
2. Explain the following internet threats
A. Malware
B. Phishing
C. Virus
D. Clickjacking
E. Browser Hijacking
F. SPAM
G. Trojan Horse
3. What are three ways your internet privacy and safety can be violated?
4. Explain the following internet safety terms
A. Meme
B. Troll
C. Sockpuppet
D. Avatar
5. Google and Bing yourself using quotes. If information appears you do not like you can request Google or Bing to remove it.
You may need to have an account with Google or Microsoft in order to request a removal.

Google Contant/Info Removal

Bing Content/Info Removal

Note: If you identify any images or information contained in the search you do not like you can ask Google and Bing to remove them. Most search engines allow for that to happen BUT it may take several weeks before they are completely removed.

6 Ask yourself, how are your privacy settings on your social media sites: Facebook, Twitter, Snapchat etc? Are they open for anyone or just “Friends”?

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Arduino Functions

Directions:
Visit the following web address and complete the questions. You just need the answers.

A. Arduino DigitalWrite Function
1. What is the name of the function?
2. What does it describe (ie: What does it do?)
3. How do you write it (ie: What is it’s Syntax?)
4. What is it’s parameters (ie: What information can you put inside of it?)
5. When would you use the function?
6. Create an example digitalwrite function

B. Arduino AnalogWrite Function
1. What is the name of the function?
2. What does it describe (ie: What does it do? HINT: Read the first two sentences)
3. How do you write it (ie: What is it’s Syntax?)
4. What is it’s parameters (ie: What information can you put inside of it?)
5. When would you use the function?
6. Create an example analogwrite function.

C. Arduino PinMode Function
1. What is the name of the function?
2. What does it describe (ie: What does it do?)
3. How do you write it (ie: What is it’s Syntax?)
4. What is it’s parameters (ie: What information can you put inside of it?)
5. When would you use the function?
6. Create an example pinMode function.

D. Arduino digitalRead Function
1. What is the name of the function?
2. What does it describe (ie: What does it do?)
3. How do you write it (ie: What is it’s Syntax?)
4. What is it’s parameters (ie: What information can you put inside of it?)
5. When would you use the function?
6. Create an example digitalRead function.

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Arduino Quiz

                  Use the word-bank to match the term to the correct description

LEDTransistorDC MotorServo MotorResistor

1___________used to restrict electrical current

2__________type of motor that angles

3__________amplifies or boosts electrical power

4__________a type of light that takes 1.5 volts of power

5__________type of motor that spins

Examine the Arduino Board and match the number with the Arduino component. Use the word bank to help. Note: You will NOT use all the words in the word bank

Digital PinsPower PinsVoltage RegulatorReset Button

Arduino Picture

6_________________________(answer for number 1 in picture)

7_________________________(answer for number 2 in picture)

Arduino and Breadboard Practical Exercise: Look at the Arduino and Breadboard and answer the following questions. Note: The lack of power in the Arduino board does not constitute a correct answer.

Picture 1: Close-up

Arduino Problem Picture


Picture 2: Far away
Arduino Problem Setup 2

8 Identify one problem of this Breadboard set-up. Be specific as possible:

9 Identify another problem of this Breadboard set-up. Be specific as possible:

10 Explain what you would need to do to correct this Breadboard set-up. Be specific as possible.