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Wikileaks: We DO NOT approve of OUR secret stuff being LEAKED

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Enema for the people

> And an enemy of the US state, and they have made themselves an enemy

Anyone that notices that any government is acting illegally should speak out about it, you tosser. Or do you really think that brown nosing the US government will inspire them to treat you as a citizen?

And not shit on you.

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Opera Jon weaves a brand new browser

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FFuX

I haven't used the site on Opera but it looks shit on Firefox. The idiosyncratic headlines are no match for hypertext muckup language.

Or maybe they are. Keep it simple, stupids!

BTW, I couldn't get the browser to download. I rather suspect it has about as much planning and good coding as Vivaldi.net.

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LIFELESS BEAGLE on MARS: A British TRIUMPH!

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Hollywood, where UK or US aren't so distinct

So there you have it. We just wait for Hollywood to adopt it as one of their own and it will be found to be working after all.

And just in time for the hols.

And to save the world.

And to have a pretty astranautess on board (with large mammary glands too.)

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Nimble gives Mann severe kicking while he's down

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Selling the best

So why don't some of their own salesmen apply for the job of getting more money for a product that sells itself?

"The kit and support is just too good for the competitors to compete fairly against."

Does that mean the recently departed realised he was redundant?

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Elon Musk: Wanna see a multimillion-dollar rocket EXPLODE? WATCH THIS

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Re: It works at the circus

I read to just before your post so I could be sure all the children had had their say and that we could get on with a discussion.

Pity you were so slow to catch on. Maybe next time eh?

Sooo

What is it about ramjets and paraffin that puts people off that sort of thing for re-entry vehicles?

I would have thought all the said fuel could be used up outbound and through docking/releasing cargo all the way maybe to re-entry then a switch over to said paraffin low cost cruising?

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Comcast sued for – you guessed it – allegedly SCREWING OVER CUSTOMERS

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Scams

Since the company has an humiliatingly bad reputation, anyone doing business with it is a fool. However one has to accept that if there is no choice there are no choices.

But think of what else is involved.

Who would work for such a company and why?

Going along with the status quo just because there is no alternative, is never going to solve the problems. Is it?

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Is is a Bird? Is it a Plane? NO! LOOK OUT it's an ASTEROID!

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What was I going to say?

I read the other people's comments and... errmm.. something about.. errrmmm...

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Apache retains perch atop global web server market

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Funny

That's funny in a funny sort of a way.

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Google unveils Windows 8.1 zero-day vuln – complete with exploit code

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Re: still not into making antiviruses a part of the process.'

OK thanks for the new info.

I do have a Windows partition on this laptop. I used it a couple of time to access the Smithsonian archives but once I had the list of eruptions I didn't need it. If I ever do need such a thing again I shall be sure to give up the Internet.

I should have known they would have come up with something as they had already resolved the lack of Optical Drive drives by 1998, IIRC.

Or was it 2001?

Sadly I shall never know.

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90 days was more than 89 days more than enough

> We encourage customers to keep their anti-virus software up to date, install all available Security Updates and enable the firewall on their computer.

Anyone using Windows and not having the option to use a Live CD or something sensible has to wait 90 days with a company dispensing this sort of advice. I am presuming the largest softwarez company in the world is still not into making antiviruses a part of the process.

Please excuse me if I am wrong.

Please execute somebody if I am right.

Nice advice about the firewall though.

Very good.

Edit...

Oh wait...

Isn't "not having the firewall switched on" the same thing as not needing one after you have used the internet for a moment?

It should be pretty nearly immune to everyone but the new user by then?

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Kim Dotcom vows to KILL SKYPE with encrypted MegaChat

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Paris Hilton

Good job for security researchers!

Find out how to get people to remember very long passwords

I should come up with a book of alphanumeric rhymes. OK, don't nobody* read this until after websites start demanding 4 line couplets for passwords.

I should be ready by then.

*Especially if you work for NSA or GCHQ and ...what's the other one called?

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Just because you are broke

It doesn't necessarily follow that being broke means you can't get rich or have financial clout. A lot of people having died for non tax purposes have not enjoyed the paradox of being made rich on the process.

So too, being sucker punched by state run crooks doesn't make you a bad risk.

And even if you were there are plenty of perhaps fellow criminals that would let you take up their slack.

Whatever. Good luck to him and may he have an happy new year.

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US tech titan CSC slapped with $190m penalty

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Re: Fines This Large...

I don't think that any company running the dirtiest hospitals in England have ever had threats of gaol, so why should a USANian company worry about a few shillings in the Americas?

It's not as if we have guns and visas.

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NORKS? Pffft. Infosec bods BLAME disgruntled insiders for savage Sony hack

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Re: Let me be the first one to say next month

It was the Norks after all subtly using foils to cover up their unmasking.

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Fill 'er up: 'Leccy car firm Tesla brings back PUMP SERVICE

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Re: Not worth much

Why do I get the name Aldi recurring?

Is it because they have a shop at both ends of every largetown in Britain?

And lots of electric?

Or am I confusing it with Triumph Jaguar?

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Re: Charge up at the supermarket

I was thinking that.

The first chain to put kerbside leccie will require a partnership deal with them I imagine. But if they do....

Wow!

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1,000mph ROCKET CAR project dogged by beancounters

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Waiting lists... for rubbish?

There is only that one explanation for world dominance such as the triumph Bonneville whose normally aspirated engine broke the world speed record in the 1950's IIC with speeds of over 200mph.

And subsequently lead to the demise of a company that had the only upper class market "Landrover" for a decade and more -with both industries sporting decade long waiting lists. A calumny Honda and Nissan were only too keen to help assuage.

The filled their output with rubbish because people were so willing to put up with rubbish just to get one. The thing is once they had the rubbish they learned it wasn't worth waiting for. It was all about strike powered unemployment for when production met targets for too long in a run.

It wouldn't surprise me that some union leaders had a share in constructing the scenarios not because of communist interference but because they were stuck up the management backsides so far they waltzed to the toilets together.

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Very little actually being produced

> The UK economy is largely based on people in suits shouting down telephones or juggling spreadsheets and shuffling money about. Very little actually being produced.

The reason for this is that in the first class for bean-counting: Office Practice 101 or whatever the newts are taught the first law of human beans:

"First spend no money"

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Islamic script kiddies aim killer blow - at Bristol bus timetable website

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According to the BBC

Experts Beyond Belief recently declared that that bit of the Magna Carta is still in force. So we have that going for us. (Or was that: The wheels of the carta go round and around?)

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White hats do an NSA, figure out LIVE PHONE TRACKING via protocol vuln

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> there isn't much to prevent the various intelligence agencies from abusing it...

Or the kidnapper taking the battery out or sending it on a bus somewhere.

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a situation that could lead to an “SS7 arms-race”

..stymied by modern military targeting is pretty obvious. I bet the first Ukraine soldiers to die at the hands of pro Russian civilian forces were targeted by mobile phone watching instruments so sensitive they died where they sat with no idea what was coming through the walls.

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Online armour: Duncan Campbell's tech chief on anonymity 101

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We think it is amusing.

I very much doubt internet users in Venezuela will be doing much to protect themselves. Especially since most will be using outdated mobile phones. Unfortunately they have already sorted out who are on the lists that the CIA make for future dictators to round up and torture/murder when the next coup takes effect there.

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Re: Encapsulate all your traffic in JPEGs of My Precious Kitty

Didn't soemone once disguise the military data of a Austo-Hungarian installation as a butterfly?

If it worked once they will never expect it to work again. And if they never expect butterflies to work again, the chances are 1 in 10 that they will.

And 9 in 10 they will never suspect kittens instead.

If they begin to suspect kittens, think of all the Snowden moled private companies they would have to employ to search the tubes for stray kittens. I LIKE IT. Big time!

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In TOR? NT

Nothing to read here.

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Mutually/Militarily Assisted Diffusion

Isn't it MMAD to run TOR nodes if you are a security agency?

Farms of nodes matched by The Other SideS will make TOR more effective, won't it?

Tossers!

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Tesla parades sleek model body and fab batt at Roadster fans

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As a concept

Electric cars will not become popular until all manufacturers agree to design their cars around a specific battery ISO. This will allow them all to design a car whose fuel cells are swappable, allowing them to be made fuel use of in the places where they are most desirable:

Cities.

Swappable batteries will make the cars easily recharged and infinitely more profiatble that the sale of oil fuelled cars as the batteries lose consistency every day eventually needing replacement after so many years or parts therof.

Accredited battery sharing clauses will make refuelling with new batteries mandatory and as profitable as the market will allow.

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Norks blame U.S. for TITSUP internet, unleash racist rant against Obama

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Re: Elephants in the room

Assuming the bloody elephant isn't the bot net, that is.

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Re: Now we KNOW where the Sony hackers got "G.O.P" from

Can we please have less of this rhetoric and more battle plans from the politicanny on here. I just read about how to deal with Saudi Arabia on the glorious federation of Elregeration.

Now, lets get on with retribution for the Norks in the name of the free world.

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'Dancing Jesus' file-sharer found guilty

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Re: It's all good

> All crims including this chap should spend a long time in prison.

FTFY (or did you mean he should receive further perks/punishment whilst there?)

Why spend a long time in prison?

Is that where ignorant fools, after may years schooling, finally get to learn where Mexico isn't?

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All ABOARD! Furious Facebook bus drivers join Teamsters union

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Re: Despairity

That comment was teapartyesque in Americanease.

Well done.

Nice set of votes too. 5 up and 4 down. Politically acceptable to any party.

Have a down-vote and some Liberté, Égalité, Fraternité on moi.

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Like you , I thought that the wages seemed quite good until I read the article. The driving around bit pays well but the sitting around bit doesn't pay anything.

It is similar to the Zero Hours agreements foisted on agency workers at places like Amazon and New Look warehouses here in the UK.

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Reg man confesses: I took my wife out to choose a laptop for Xmas. NOOOO

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Re: "irrational factors such as the shell’s colour"

> I am sitting here amidst a pile of open computer cases and exposed wires - a sculptural compilation which has taken much thought and innumerable decisions - some involving data processing performance, and others - colour.

What no masking tape and can of car paint spray?

Must be a woman. (Wonders off to find clean shirt.)

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I see you has the colour

Going by your sig, I imagine you know more about computers than women.

The trick to an happy marriage is to keep the little woman constantly grateful, not to shower the pwned object of your desire with your largesse and ignorance. (If you are very nice (and apologetic) to me, I may be inveigled to further inform you of your inherent rights of manhood.)

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Australia floats website blocks and ISP liability to stop copyright thieves

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Re: Never under estimate the power of big content

> political donations and poorly informed politicians.

It doesn't matter how well or how poorly politicians are informed, what matters is that the idiots who vote for them are poorly informed. It's a failing of a two party system that can send you to prison for not voting for either party, that both parties become as one.

With a true democracy the unlikely voter is key.

Big content has always offered rewards:

http://johnpilger.com/articles/australia-the-51st-state

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Re: OzLaw

Will Oz be the first country to slide, gradually from democracy to totalitarianism for non blacks?

FTFY

> No. They will be the first to follow the USA in that regard

Oops. Forgot.

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Nude celeb pics wrongly blamed for DDOS at New Zealand's largest ISP

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Re: Whose modems were they anyway

Got a link to who the mass media corporations are the copapacketitioners?

Alien Sugar and Rupert Mordork come to mind.

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NASA's 'crazy' plan yields dramatic pictures of our X-ray Sun

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Re: standard units

How about inventing the Snowden as a political temperature scale. Or rather, a non-political temperature scale. Or should that be a non-political political temperature scale?

We could have NSA and KGB equivalents for Fahrenheit and Centigrade.

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Makers of Snowden movie Citizenfour sued by ex-oil exec

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Free World?

The free world is where you choose to make it so. There are no barriers to your conscience. You are free to help the down and out and free to give to charity and you are free to speak your mind. This applies to all people everywhere. You are also free to murder anyone you disagree with until someone takes exception to you doing so.

Several people have been successfully prosecuted for treachery of one sort or another. Klaus Fuchs is a particularly good example. The fact he was ignorant of the evil Russia was and still is capable of was no excuse. What was an excuse is that Russia was an ally that Churchill was (and thus all of the British at the time were) in the process of giving half of Europe to.

Who was there to say that Churchill was the traitor?

Our parents/grandparents were free to do so at any time and a few did.

Yet to this day Fuchs is fucked and Churchill remains an hero.

As for the sordid affairs of the US secret service, Oppenheimer suffered malicious persecution, not for being a spy and not even for being a communist but for being suspected of being a communist by the US secret services. We all know what sort of stupidity was rampant there in the 1950's. A place lauded as free; where you couldn't choose your own politics or beliefs.

The free world is what you make it, not what other people tell you it is.

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The case for Retroactive birth control

It isn't genetics. Certain people find a relatively simple man and use him as a puppet.

Rich people get used to deference -even servitude. It give them all an unfortunate sense of omnipotence. And every country suffers from the ideals of rich people. Take for example Lord Rothermere, part owner of the Daily Mail in the 1930's. Excusing Nazi treatment of Jews and Hitler and Mussolini's 'petty crimes' in favour of their overall usefulness. That same mind-set wanted the judgement of all those young men who had had to fight the bastards over-ruled when they voted for socialism in the 1940's and kicked out the incumbents.

I have banged this drum before but only because that man's company was salaciously determined to rule the Empire to protect Britain from the British. The USA has had similar devotees such as the cadre behind the Presidunce George the Thicketh. So it is perfectly clear that it isn't genes but money.

Power does indeed corrupt and absolute power has no absolution. It hurts everybody.

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Sick of the 'criminal' lies about pie? Lobby the government HERE

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Well done

I licked you pie comment. Can we have one on faggots.

Singed desperate.

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GERONTIC 'Ghost ship' prowled the undersea cables of the 1940s

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Lost in translation

Entirely missed by the ignorance of the journalist reaching to achieve god knows what is that the USA didn't have working torpedoes during WW2.

This probably explained how ramming an old ship with one wouldn't cause a great deal of harm, unless you count sinking that is. But we don't know if that was due to penetration with an offensive weapon or if it just tripped over some cable.

Now let's have an article about how useful their general purpose bombs were 20 years later.

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Google App Engine has THIRTY flaws, says researcher

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Russel Taylor and Guild Harbour

I am working for an agency that is locked into them. I knew I was going to hate them when they told me I have to give them permission to pass on my details to whoever asked for them.

Then last Friday I couldn't even get a copy of a time sheet unless I bowed to Google.

WTF!!!

Arseholes!

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High Court: You've made our SH*T list – corked pirate torrent sites double in a day

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Big Brother

Reminds me of an episode of Galaxy Quest

The one where they were dragging all the mines.

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Suffering satellites! Goonhilly's ARTHUR REBORN for SPAAAACE

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Far far away a long time ago

I can understand why they had telecommunications based at the end of the world but why they had to park the weather station out in the cold was beyond me. A 6 hour trip though the door marked Exit just to get hold of data that might easily have been housed online was exasperating until the USA came to my rescue.

Something to do with secret services was it?

I can't believe it was just down to housing flower people.

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Branson on Virgin Galactic fatal crash: 'Space is hard – but worth it'

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IN THIS CASE

> Every big leap of this form is the playground of the rich at first - because they can afford to buy into the early stages.

Missing the point, aren't you?

Why is it only obvious to some that space exploration should be either in the hands of politicians or of very poor people?

About "We will cooperate fully with all the authorities involved in the investigation" - is there an option to not fully cooperate with the authorities?"

Yes. NASA's management almost got away with the O ring business. (Think rednecks, politics and Utah.)

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Re: To eternity and beyond...

> "We choose to do these things not because they are easy ..."

...but because we wanted to get re-elected.

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Re: human endeavour

The USAnians are famous for having stupid dog in the manger rulers. As with the worst excesses in all bad governments, the sensible learn to do without. What is considered criminal these days will eventually be outgrown -the same way the the USSR has been consigned to history.

Fortunately of all the empires in history the USA is remarkably savvy in the way it deals out regicide. Yes I know they were remarkably slow with the last buffoon but at least he was so bloody stupid he was funny. And there is still time to do him. (One can but hope.)

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Oh no it is

> It isn't advancing human-whatsit anymore than millionaires having a flight in a jet fighter.

How did you work that out?

Every step (even the ones in the wrong directions) is a step in the right direction. You will be saying the deaths involved were pointless mortality next.

Yes of course the deaths are unnecessary, it's why experimental stuff is built with as much safety as it is possible to feature. Nobody wants anyone to die. But you can't live without being subject to that universal get out clause.

The point is that the more you give a taste of the exotic to, the more there are that want a taste.

If only very, very few ever got to ride a horse, we would not have jet travel widely available for all today. You start off with a bicycle and progress to a car. That's how it works.

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Forget eyeballs and radar! Brits tackle GPS JAMMERS with WWII technology

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Well, I never...

This is what I do:

https://groups.google.com/forum/#!topic/sci.geo.earthquakes/ufOlD22r9DE

The thing is, one of the first things I noticed is that in some long lasting weather setups, the RF interference is breathtaking. And all the while in all my amateur research I never realised the Bomber Command exploits of WW2 were the blokes behind the boys in that particular back room.

Well done them. Lets have an outing can we?

The only bod I am aware of is the not then yet Professor Jones.

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Ex-Soviet engines fingered after Antares ROCKET launch BLAST

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YOU GET WHAT YOU PAY FOR.

You get what you pay for and then you check it out but even with careful assessment with every design, you end up relying on an explosive platform to draw out the explosion a reasonable time. There are so many things that can go wrong with a rocket engine, nearly all of them acoustics related any amount of error could creep in.

Not least of the likely failures may have concerned the cryogenic effects on the unique crystal structure that made the design so fantastic all those years ago. Wouldn't it be nice if they could prove the cost to the integrity of the motor was caused by the stupidity of the pleasure boaters causing the scrubbed launch?

If they can prove it, can they sue?

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