These are the US Marines with Lima Battery, 3rd Battalion, 11th Marine Regiment. This is how I imagine some battle in Tatooine in the next Star Wars. They are firing Lightweight Howitzers during a night exercise. This is how the US Marines wish you a Merry Christmas, people. [Flickr]
Check Out This Awesome Image Of The US Marines Firing Artillery At Night
Trending Stories Right Now
The latest blog post from NBN outlines a number of reasons why comparing the broadband rollouts of Australia and New Zealand is like comparing apples and oranges. To make his point, NBN CEO Bill Morrow finds an orange. Comparisons between Australia and New Zealand are natural -- both countries think they invented the pavlova and neither wants to claim ownership of Russell Crowe. In this morning's post, Morrow tries to explain why we didn't do things the way the Kiwis did.
This morning, NBN released a list of the 10 most expensive fibre to the premises (FTTP) installations rolled out under its original network plan. Despite the company generally staying tight-lipped about 'commercial in confidence' information -- including in its reports to the Senate committee charged with keeping it in line -- it's clearly happy to publish data that supports its government-mandated multi-technology mix.