* Posts by Danny 14

2979 posts • joined 15 Jun 2009

Penetration tech: BAE Systems' new ammo for Our Boys and Girls

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Re: Not selling ammo to civilians

The paperwork for returning ammo is quite nasty. our RQMS went mad if we brought ammo (and god forbid pyro) back. Even worse if you are returning from a large exercise. Normally it isn't 7.62 or 5.56 but 9mm that you have boat loads to get rid off - officers don't fire their pistols so you always have a few thousand 9mm rounds given to you to get rid of. Even with 8 guys on decent ranges it takes a good day to get rid of that much ammo - you do end up pretty proficient at snap shooting though!

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Re: The First Dave And the point is?

I joined in 84 (QLR infantry) , the SLR and GPMG was used in initial basic training but we were all on conversion courses for L85 and the absolute joke of an LSW. I was given the section LSW until I made lance jack and it was a fucking terrible weapon. I believe most of the shitness has been ironed out now (by replacing it with another weapon), the worst being the magazines, you simply couldn't load 30 rounds as the springs weren't good enough to be reliable. 25 at most and with an LSW that is just rubbish- no belt feeds here. The barrels were heavy and the whole weapon was front heavy, the rear handle dug into your ribs constantly, the bipod would fly open at a random times and of course you had plenty more cleaning to do over the regular L85. Gas parts were always on fully open as they gummed up pretty rapidly and I know of two people who put the gas parts in their L85 upside down (thus killing the rifle).

The only decent thing about the L85 was accuracy in single shot and the SUSAT. You could engage at 600m accurately, 300m was a cinch. Sneak the bipod down on the range and it was centre line at 300m all the way - even with your respirator on :) I certainly had no issues on the range qualifying with the LSW, they only problems I ever had was using it as a support weapon - even when you got used to loading 25 rounds and having your magazines lined up, you still couldn't keep a decent volume of fire down.

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Re: Amazing the amount of research and design...

bollocks. In my section, if there was a spray and prayer then he was doing extra ranges and drill all weekend (and guard duty) until he learnt to follow orders. Spray and pray is a waste of a section member and putting others at risk, you aim and you shoot unless told to put a volume of fire down. doctrine might have changed a lot since I got out in 92 but im sure modern soldiers are told to aim.

As for adrenaline under fire, TBH the problem is more AFTER the engagement when you realise what you have done and what could have happened. That is when you need to get your troops out of "the shakes" and onto doing something.

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since 7.62 is mainly used in the UK for MGs then penetration is needed more than cavitation anyway.

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Microsoft's maps lost Melbourne because it used bad Wikipedia data

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Re: WTF?

I think he means longitude and latitude can have - signs and the one in Wikipedia was incorrect. Perhaps the developer version doesn't get any info from Wikipedia (indeed a different dataset as you say). why the non developer one did is a mystery.

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Re: Missed opportunity

It would have been funnier to change your title to "government software procurement chief", far more grovelling would have ensued.

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Apple kills its Stores

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Then again it opens up the store moniker for people selling fruit? Afterall they have relinquished the store part.

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Ad-blocking ‘plateaus’, claims hopeful ad industry

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Re: Block the message

My proxy just replaces the ads. That way the sites dont moan at me and i get white boxes instead of ads. Diladele is great.

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Re: the production of decent content costs money

How many people can still hum 'for mash get smash'?

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Swedish Pokemon teens terrorised by laser-wielding 'sex pigs'

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Re: Should have stayed away from the water wheel...

I read it 'fine outside the waterwheel, not fine in the waterwheel '

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Business users force Microsoft to back off Windows 10 PC kill plan

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Re: Of course

We buy w10 volume licenses (SA) then downgrade to 8.1 we downgraded vista to XP.

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All valid points OP. But remember this is article is about enterprise. I agree you should be able to do this on pro or home but you can with GPOs in enterprise. Granted it takes far too much digging and too many things are enabled by default.

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Re: Looks like they haven't completely backed down

Then dont buy kaby lake if you want w7. Then watch pc manufacturers force MS.

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Re: End of days - beginning of a new era

Works fine on my android box.

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Re: hmm

Someone once told me. Buy for today not tomorrow. What games require dx12 right now? A lot might change when it is looking like dx12 is mandatory.

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Re: Microsoft start listening to people outside your bubble

Word, Excel and Outlook running native on linux would murder W10 in many offices.

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Re: FTFY!

We buy W10 volume licences. Then promptly utilise downgrade rights.

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Re: Meanwhile

Windows 10 for enterpise. That will be the same windows 10 that has more gpos for chrome that is does for edge. Where not ticking a single gpo will automatically update itself with candycrush and twitter EVEN on wsus updating.

Not to mention start menu and taskbar defaults are a train wreck even on 1607 build. Roaming profiles that ignore gpos beacuse MS deem their vision of what you need to see should take precidence (but then work for logons AFTER initial profile creation)

W10 enterprise is a fucking train wreck.

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What next for the F-35 after Turkey's threats to turn its back on NATO?

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Re: Call a roofer

'Weve just lost 5% of our orders. Price has doubled!'

Pork. Pork and more pork.

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Re: Do we give Turkey the F35's to encourage them to stay with NATO or to encourage them to leave?

F35s wont need outside help to fail. They do that well enough themselves.

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Re: I'm sure Mr Putin

Actually the opposite. EU days fuck you and turkey becomes russias bitch. Things wont be too rosy for them then

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Julian AssangeTM to meet investigators in London

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Re: Ministerio de Movilidad Humana

The real salt will be when sweden say 'no further charges, off you go'. The he gets arrested by the UK for dodging court and bail thus gets extradited by the UK to the US.

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Vodafone bins line rental charges as it moves onto TalkTalk's turf

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Re: And the race continues

Vodaphone do have a backbone though. A couple of local providers in cumbria buy data from them. They seem to be ok for the business side. No idea on domestic though.

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Re: Virgin, no phone line

My virgin bb is an old 'no line rental' package. It is £25 for 60mb. I also pay 8 for a 2gb data 2000 min sim card added onto it.

Virgin took over our old fibre provider and kept the contracts rolling (was originally 20mb line back in the day, then 50 now 60 soon to be 80 i think)

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London's 'automatic' Tube trains suffered 750 computer failures last year

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depends what you want the map for. Harry Becks map is useless if you don't know where you want to go. For example. I'm a country bumpkin from the north of England, where trains are concerned they run every hour and mostly bypass your station so I don't really need to worry about them.

Recently I took a trip to London to see the marvels of piped gas and mains sewerage. We were stopping near to Tower bridge so choosing a starting station was easy - Tower but I wanted to go to the natural history museum - Kensington. But WHICH station was closest?

I ended up using a rather magnificent app called "ulmon London" that had offline mapping (googlemaps) and overlayed the tube maps. That made finding a local tube station a cinch. So sure, Harry Becks is great at locating your start and destination stations (and mapping changes inbetween) but is rubbish if you don't know your station to begin with.

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Uncle Sam set to flog Silk Road's Bitcoins

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Re: government and maths again ! (Yes, its plural, i am in the UK)

no different from buying a crate of old cars. Those cars might be worth something one day or might not; might sell now as an "en vogue" or might not.

Pay what you want for the bitcoins now - you can certainly attempt to trade now at market value or sit on them and wait.

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Windows 10 Anniversary Update crashing under Avast antivirus update

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Re: We'll see more of this with W10

at work I tolerate LTSB edition and WSUS as that is pretty much W7 with the new "look" (near as dammit the same and satisfies the edicts from above). There is no way in hell W10 is going near one of my home personal machines - updates like this are just crazy.

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Samsung Note 7: Probably the best phone in the world. Yeah – you heard right

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Re: Could be great

Bootloaders arent usually locked so just root and remove.

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Re: 4GB? Really

I imagine future proofing. 3gb on my note 3 is plenty at the moment but there are probably apps out there that use more.

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Re: Smartphones are horrible phones

Well mine runs as satnav in the car, email, internet,sits in a waterproof bag when walking with anquet map, shows films, netflix and books when commuting plus ive been known to take calls (and sms) on occasion.

The only thing my old 6310 did better was have longer battery life. Granted i use a power brick these days.

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Re: Still using my Note 2

Note 3 here with replaced battery and 128gb card. Runs marshmallow beautifully and no reason to upgrade.

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Iraqi government finally bans debunked bomb-finding dowsing rods

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Re: "dowsing"

I once prayed to zeus as i was running late and couldnt find my car keys. Low and behold i found them under the sofa. CHEERS ZEUS!

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Microsoft offers admins free Win 10 upgrade lube

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Re: The more I think this over...

LTSB isnt a bad version. All the telemetry, forces updates, edge and cortana are ripped out. So if you need 10 for something then have a look.

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Openreach to split from BT... so they'll be 'Legally Separate'

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Not really. Openreach will need to liaise with bigger operators when rolling out improvements. That means sky and talk talk can also put into investment areas and not be cream crackered by last mile excess charges.

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Star Trek Beyond: An unwatchable steaming pile of tribble dung

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Re: Thanks

A reviewer watching for free with beer, nibbles, nice seats and strippers would probably sway the score.

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An anniversary to remember: The world's only air-to-air nuke was fired on 19 July, 1957

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Better than sitting in the dark when all the green wind turbines stop turning when the wind stops.

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Drone bloke cuffed after gizmo stops firemen tackling forest inferno

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Re: Save the Drone.

how many "son your tea is ready" has cause you to crash though?

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Re: Dead man's curve

the spiritual successor the SR71 was also an aircraft flown at the limits. When going full tilt not only did the engines need constant monitoring and adjustments to keep the sonic boom ahead of the nacelles, not only that, the engine was at its MOST efficient when going M3.2 - the thing just wanted to go fast.

The outside temperature of the aircraft skin was in excess of 300C stressing the joints and welds (the fuselage was loose on purpose due to expansion) and the cockpit glass was pure quartz welded directly to the fuselage. The tyres were aluminium compound due the heavy fast landings needed and the whole thing leaked fuel constantly on the ground. A miracle of engineering at the time. State of the art astro navigation (same as ICBMs) and was so picky it needed to be washed in pure distilled water to avoid corrosion.

I had a serious hard on for the SR71 as a kid. Magnificent aircraft.

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Re: Sounds like nonsense to me

No edit button today. Oh and as a glider pilot you will also appreciate the thermal turbulence that a helicopter pilot will be dealing with whilst flying slowly over an active fire. Dodging drones will not be something they will want to do.

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Re: Sounds like nonsense to me

@aberglas. I too held a private pilots license (about 10 years ago mind) and you as well as i know the action to take on final approach if there are obstructions such as large birds or drones.

Now imagine you are lined up to drop a load over a specific area flying very low at specific speeds to cover an area. If you go around and the drone is still there waht do you do? Can you safely land with the payload? Do you drop in a siboptimal location?

Drone pilots are putting the lives of these pilots at risk and wasting valuable time.

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Boffins unveil 500TB/in2 disk. Yeah, it's made of chlorine. -196˚C, why?

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Re: Cleaners will need to be well educated

You'll need a canary in the server room.

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Florida U boffins think they've defeated all ransomware

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Re: Rate detection

The problem is when the rogue pc goes encrypting network files that is has access to. More to restore from backup in those cases.

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Cycling paramedics in epic rush to save patient who ate stale sandwich

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Re: Swiss Mountain Patrol

did you get your d and b mixed up? That brings up a whole different set of "swiss army"

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we had a similar thing. Wife had an asthma attack, blue inhaler wasn't working. Phoned 999 as I'd been drinking so couldn't drive (she hadn't). Ambulance had nebulizer so after 30 mins she wasn't doing too bad, but they took her to hospital anyway. They had supposed to do the handover at hospital but she sat (walking patient) in the corridor waiting. Eventually after an hour she was sternly told that it wasn't an AnE thing and didn't accept an ambulance brought her. The £500 thing would be a fecking disaster.

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Re: A stale sandwich?

Noone mentioned what sort of sandwich. Was it a mayo sandwich? Had it been in the fridge or on the floor? Did they have cold pizza with it? Cold kebab? Details man! Call yourself a journalist?

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Re: Excellent job folks

looks like it will be hard to do a backie so its on the handlebars.

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Galaxy S7 Active can't swim, claims site. But it can, vendor retorts

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Re: It all comes down to who you believe

or third party reviewers who suddently don't get anymore review products if they tell the whole truth.

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Re: Got a dead Samsung Galaxy A1 here...

why on earth isn't wireless charging included on ip68 equipment?

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Re: Metric converstion

I know right? if you cant dunk a phone in a yard of ale for the time it takes steak and chips, garlic bread and some sticky toffee pudding order to arrive then it fails IP68 surely.

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White hat banned for revealing vulns in news sites used by London councillors

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Re: RE: My eyes!!

tell me more about this freeserve. Are they better than AOL?

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