* Posts by wolfetone

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Corbyn lied, Virgin Trains lied, Harambe died

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Re: If A Tree Falls In The Woods, And No One Is There To See It, Is It Corbyn's Fault?

"I'm rather against politicians making shit up just because, see the referendum, and if anything can be done to put them in their place so that they are less inclined to lie again in the future then I'm all for it. Note that everyone else in the CCTV footage had their face blurred out."

I'm afraid you're wrong, plenty of stills from the CCTV show other peoples faces unblurred. Either that or my eyes are exceptionally strong today. And if the seat is reserved, and there isn't an unreserved seat - barring spending more money on a 1st class seat at the expense of the tax payer - is he still lying because he choses to sit on the floor rather than go 1st class? It happens daily, and the genuine issue of people sitting on packed trains is being overshaddowed by a company with a lot to lose if a Corbyn government ever came to power.

"I will also add that Corbyn is more interested in rooting out unbelievers than actually running an effective opposition. BoJo has decided to disappear over Syria and arms sales. Have we heard a peep out of Labour calling him to account? No, because he's too busy recording videos on trains."

Again, wrong, with all the infighting caused by the anti-Corbyn brigade they don't have time, nor do the media afford them time, to call Johnson out on the many things he's done or hasn't done.

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If A Tree Falls In The Woods, And No One Is There To See It, Is It Corbyn's Fault?

The seats were reserved for other people. So what would have happened if Corbyn sat on the reserved seats - which weren't reserved for him - and someone came on the train? "Corbyn sat in my seat when he hadn't paid for it" etc etc.

The further issue with this laughable saga is that Virgin Trains released the CCTV images, which are against the rules.

Finally, Virgin Trains haven't exactly came out and said the whole sitting on the floor thing doesn't happen on their trains. You can see in the video other people sat on the floor and not on seats. So yet again the public is duped in to believing what it's told via the presses of Murdoch & Co?

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Tesla touts battery that turns a Model S into 'third fastest ever' car

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Re: I'll wait until...

@werdsmith said:

"I was replying to this comment:

You'll probably be waiting a while for Clarkson to return to the BBC

No mention of Stig there."

I was referencing this comment:

"Jeremy Clarkson takes it around the track explaining it to us, then lets the Stig time a lap.

Then I'll be impressed."

No mention of you there.

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Re: I'll wait until...

"Why must it be BBC? He'll be on Amazon in a month or two from now and all over youtube shortly after."

The Stig belongs to the BBC. Not to Clarkson.

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No, we haven't found liquid water on Mars, says NASA

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Re: Grasping at water straws

"That, along with the eternal issue of the thin, non-breathable atmosphere, is going to make a colony on Mars a very difficult endeavor."

Well, of course it will with that attitude.

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London cops hunt for drone pilots who tried dropping drugs into jail

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In fairness the criminals are heeding the medical advice on the dangers of swallowing condoms filled with drugs. So every cloud and all that...

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Shopped in an Eddie Bauer store recently? Your card's probably gone. It's just gone

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I went in to an Eddie Bauer once in Toronto on holiday, I was killing time until the Baseball shop opened to get some tickets. Anyway, got chatting to a lovely girl there who asked me if I wanted to go for a drink. I politely declined as I didn't think my girlfriend - who was with me on the trip - would appreciate me going on a date with another woman.

But I think back on those times and I realise how lucky I am. Imagine if it was just a tactic to get me to buy something from the store? "You're awesome, let's go for a drink! I think this shirt would look amazing in the bar I want to take you to.."

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Two G4S call centre staff sacked over 999 answering scam

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Re: I chose the wrong career

"Turnip theft is no joke..."

True, it's a problem that could mushroom in to something bigger.

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New UK trade deals would not compensate for loss of single market membership

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Re: Really ....

"...also I'm sick and bloody tired of being told "you lost, get over it". This isn't a fucking football match!"

..... ahhhh shit that's where I went wrong. I thought it was a question about if I wanted to go to the Euro's or not.

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Re: Really ....

"The IFS are part of the gravy train that has kept the status quo for so long now. Along with government, major banks, chambers of commerce etc. They have all been blatantly pro remain.

They lost. get over it and stop the scaremongering.

Britain can and will be "great" again and all this doom and gloom ain't helping one bit."

Alright Nigel Farage pipe down.

Since we voted to leave the EU, what good has come of it? None of the idiots who wanted to leave are now around to actually see through what they wanted. Sterling is tanking against the Euro and the Dollar. Countless businesses etc have either halted their expansion plans or removed their interests from the UK since then. What's the result of this? Where is this promised land we've been told we would get? Has the NHS improved or be improved with the £350 million a week that we'd suddenly have free OHHHHHH Hold on that's not actually true was it? No, the NHS won't get £350 million a week because of us leaving the EU but it will get TTIP! Joy!

"But unemployment has fallen" - it'll always fall for as long as those horrible, exploitive zero hour contracts are in force regardless of the EU.

"But we've got trade contracts with 26 countries" WE ALREADY HAD THOSE TRADE CONTRACTS WITH THE EU!

But, I have every faith in the politicians we voted for to do the right thing. And that will be to ignore the little Englanders such as yourself and put the future and rights of the whole country first and not follow through with it. I'm not sure if you know this, or believe it - because obviously I'll be part of some gravy train illumati type deal - but that referrendum isn't legally binding. Still has to go through parliament, still has to go through the Lords, still has a long long long long way to go before it becomes reality.

Idiot.

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Microsoft has open-sourced PowerShell for Linux, Macs. Repeat, Microsoft has open-sourced PowerShell

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End Of Days

As above, while you make your way to your nearest bomb shelter.

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English Uber alles in London taxis? No way, TfL – taxi app titan

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I've only ever used a Black Cab in London once, but when I did he got lost.

However, I'd rather the Black Cab than Uber. I have used Uber in Birmingham and it's pot luck really as to what car you get. I've had a lovely trip, once, in a Mercedes and then every other time it's been in a delapidated Toyota Carina E or a Vauxhall Zafira - both cars actually fail to meet Ubers own guidelines. And I wont mention the one Vauxhall Zafira a friend got in to that had on one side the Uber sign and right next to it the sign for a local cab company. Again, against Ubers rules.

To top it all off, after a night out, you can haggle with the taxi driver about the cost. With Uber you either pay the "surge charge" (I think that's what it's called) which will be over inflated to hell, or you pay whatever rate they think it'll cost going by the miles. I would rather haggle with the guy:

"How much to go to X?"

"It's on the meter"

"But how much is it"

"It'll be about..... £20"

"It's just one stop over there, I'll give you £10"

"No no £20, £20"

"£15 then?"

"OK"

Try doing that with Uber.

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Some Windows 10 Anniversary Update: SSD freeze

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Re: Wow.

That had more to do with legacy software than even numbers.

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Wow.

Even Windows ME was never this bad.

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Apple allowed to put up bit barn in the Fields of Athenry

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Garda Siochana

Guardians of the Peace, as long as the peace doesn't involve IT.

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Tim Cook's answer to crashing iPhone sales: More iPhones

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"Paul O'Grady has come a long way since Lily Savage"

If an Author for El Reg gets sloppy, and put a photo of Paul O'Grady up instead of Tim Cook, would anyone notice?

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Re: Turning point?

While I would love to agree with this, I can't.

The idea that Apple will do away with the headphone port won't disuade sales for the owners who have the money to buy an iPhone in the first place. Why? Remember the fuss there was over moving from the old iPhone/iPod connector to the lightening connector? Well sales didn't suffer. People who wanted the new phone just simply went out and bought the accessories to make it work and either mothballed their old equipment or sold it on eBay to offset the cost of the new items.

Remember too that Apple now own Beats, and well anyone who even thinks it's a great idea to spend £300 on a set of Beats headphones instead of a pair of Bose, Audio Technica, Sonos et al, well they deserve everything they get. You can't be envious of someone who has enough money to put price and status value over actual audio and build quality can you?

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Adblock Plus blocks Facebook's ad-blocker buster: It's a block party!

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Adverts Help You

But ignoring the slop bucket of humanity altogether would be the best thing I can do.

*Deletes Facebook*

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IBM makes meek apology for Oz #CensusFail, offers no fail detail

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You know who the real winner is out of all this though?

IBM's PR person. They still get paid for writing that crap.

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Italian MP threatens parents forcing veggie diets on kids with jail

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"That's all well and good - when they are old enough to make such decisions. There's a biiiiiig gap between when the damage is done to infants and toddlers and when those children are old enough to make their own minds up."

There is of course. What I was getting at in a very bad way was imposing what you believe to be right is wrong. Vegetarians/Vegans/Fruitarians make the decision, daily, to avoid animal products. They're entitled to if that's what they believe. My problem is that those who decide their child should be brought up the same way aren't doing their child any favours. I don't see a problem in a Vegetarian or Vegan providing their child with a balanced diet consisting of meat as well as vegetables and at an age that is appropriate where they can understand what is being said, you can then tell them where the carrots come from and where the lamb shank came from.

To me it's a lot like the time on one of those trash shows where the mother didn't let her children eat yoghurt because she thought it was disgusting and just rotten milk. You're preventing the child from learning and experiencing different food groups.

You may not agree with it, but your child won't agree with you on your choice of music either. So why dictate to your child what they can and can't eat when they have absolutely no idea about the reasons why?

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Boils down to the old scenario of parents doing what they think is best for their children, only for the children to think their parents are wrong and make different choices, which they then impose on their own children, who in turn think their parents are barmy and decide to make a different choice, which they then promote to their own children etc etc etc.

Let your children make their own decisions based on their own beliefs and feelings. Otherwise you become what you hate.

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Power cut crashes Delta's worldwide flight update systems

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Joke

*Delta knocks on the door of another airline*

"Hi, I was just going to check if there was a power cut, but I saw one of your planes fly overhead with it's lights on"

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The developer died 14 years ago, here's a print out of his source code

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It's clients like this that really, really make me question myself why I still bother working in IT. Every day that goes by it gets harder to justify it. My sole reason for continuing being a developer is that I have a mortgage to pay. If I didn't have that, I'd be working behind a bar. Quite possibly the best job I've ever had, regardless of the hours.

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Classic Shell, Audacity downloads infected with retro MBR nuke nasty

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"Hey, you, get off your high horses for a second ... these are ordinary citizens who were force-fed Windows X^3 and who really want their Win7 back, hence they revert to downloading some software from some rogue website .... ALLL BECAUSE FSCK'ING REDMOND DECIDED TO DO AWAY WITH WHAT EVERYBODY WAS ACCUSTOMED TO SINCE 1995 .... and failed to recognize their error when Windows 8.x tanked .... they are not asking a lot, just an option to revert to "sensible Windows", whatever that means ...."

But Windows 7 has the same stupid notification bullshit that allows this problem to carry on.

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The problem with that pop up window is that people who know about computers will know it's a pain in the ass, but they'll have gotten their software from a trusted source.

People with no idea about computers will click OK to anything because they know that's the only way to install the thing they downloaded.

There is no patch for human stupidity, but there may be a way to alter their MBR?

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PC pioneer Gary Kildall's unpublished memoir revealed

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See, I didn't know that.

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Re: "to pen" is not a verb

Typikal grammor natsees, cumin on foreums, dicktating our werds. Didn even writed fool stops in there writings.

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I have to wonder why there hasn't been a biography written about him? There's a lot about the bloke that we don't know, this article and memoir shows that.

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Londoner jailed after refusing to unlock his mobile phones

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*reads headline*

"WHAT? That's scandelous! How dare they..."

*reads sub-headline*

"Ohhhh."

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Intel's smartwatches are so hot right now – too hot: Basis Peak recalled for skin burns, blistering

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Re: You know what doesn't get too hot and combustable on my wrist?

I used the chronograph as an example. I was going to suggest the Casio F-91 but I've never owned one so couldn't vouch for it's reliability and it's flamability (or lack of).

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You know what doesn't get too hot and combustable on my wrist?

A normal chronograph watch.

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123-Reg goes TITSUP – again

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Schadenfreude

I'm bathing in it.

It's your own fault suckers! Should've gone somewhere else after last time. But nooooo

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Windows 10 Pro Anniversary Update tweaked to stop you disabling app promos

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What are Microsoft smoking? I want to know what to avoid to prevent me making silly decisions like this.

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Russian spy aircraft are flying over Britain – and the MoD's cool with it

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Well the recently retired submariner from the Royal Navy must have lied to me then!

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Every time a Russian submarine goes under the water, a British or American sub follows them. This has happened for decades.

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Skyscape rebrands to UKCloud following legal challenge by Sky

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Skyscape change name to UK Cloud

Gets sued for the use of Cloud by The Cloud - a BSkyB company.

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Microsoft blames dying Surface Pro 3 batteries on software bug

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Re: And the update is

*And the bug is W10.

Fixed it for you.

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Did Donald Trump really just ask Russia to hack the US govt? Yes, he did

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Is there no one in America that could do it?

See, not even President yet and he's already outsourcing jobs.

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Church organist nabbed for playing glory hole in excelsis

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Re: Is Organist the right term?

I think in 2016 a pianist shouldn't be over looked because he's 6 inches instead of the usual 12.

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Is Organist the right term?

Not 6 inch pianist?

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Apple Watch exec Bob Mansfield 'gets into secret Apple car'

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Re: Quality

But Fiat always stood for "Fix It Again Tomorrow" long before Betts got there.

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Re: An iAUto would ....

And the warranty would be void the minute it rained.

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Whats the point in having a car that'll be obsolete in 2 years time?

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Seminal adventure game The Hobbit finally ported to the Dragon 64

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Re: Ah, Wales' answer to the 8 bit market

"...he then fired up a prog that made those vile "knitting pattern" graphic display demos and that was that I was hooked, now coming up to just over 30 years working in IT!"

What we want to know now though is did it get you in to knitting?

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I don't like Mondays, Pokemon, Twitter or Facebook – Sir Bob Geldof

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Re: Brexit!

He hasn't been Irish since he sang Banana Republic.

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Where's the money from Live Aid gone Bob?

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Yahoo! She said yes. Verizon confirms $4.8bn acquisition

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You have to wonder whether a squirrel with half a Coke bottle as a hat would've done a better job at Yahoo than Meyer.

Answers on a Yahoo! Geocities website please.

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Nintendo to investors: Pokémon Go won't make money come

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"Which gets you more money: 99c of 10k games ($10K), or where the game's free and about 25% pay an average of $10 in-game purchases ($25K) - which about the going rate. Do you see why it's popular now? Especially since more people get the game "because it's free!" who would probably pass it up even if it cost only a dollar."

I didn't say I couldn't understand why it was popular, I said it was bullshit. Because something is popular doesn't make it right. *insert reference to Hitler here*.

If you pay for a game you're paying for entertainment. If you have a game and you're paying for something in the game, you're paying for something that doesn't exist.

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For 14,000 in game coins, they want the person to pay £79.99. That's £79.99 real, physical money, not £79.99 of in game money.

If they had charged 99p for the game they'd be rolling in the money. But no, they've succumed to this bullshit model of giving the game away for free while making it difficult to play unless you put money in to it. They aren't the only ones to do this, EA/Maxis did it with Sim City, and another developer did it with a Simpsons mobile game. I think in the Simpsons you would pay about £150 for coins or something.

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We're not looking for MH370 in the wrong place say investigators

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Re: No One Wants The Flight Found

"You'd need the entire crew to be involved in such a conspiracy, or one of the cabin crew would pop to the "toilet" and hit the button on the emergency locator beacon."

Not really, you only need one pilot to leave the cockpit for any of this to take place. It's very possible that one of the pilots left the cockpit, the door closed behind them, and the remaining pilot turned the pressurisation mode to manual. This would mean the cabin would start to depressurise, lose oxygen etc.

Doing this would trigger alarms etc, as well as automatically dropping the overhead masks to the passengers due to the plane knowing it has an issue. The oxygen though would only last 12 minutes with these masks. If there's a panic on board in this event (Which there would be), through that panic more oxygen would be used. Especially if the now outside pilot is banging against the door. The pilot flying the plane has a different oxygen system which (as far as I know) doesn't run out or lasts a lot longer than 12 minutes. The plane loses oxygen, everyone without oxygen passes out. This happened on Helios 522 when the ground crew didn't reset the pressurisation switch from manual. In that instance it took around 20 minutes for the plane to get to an altitude where there was no oxygen and for the pilots to succumb to it.

In this case the plane had already passed 18,000 feet with no issues (altitude warnings on Helios occured at 12,000 ft) after it took off at 12:40am. The last radio message with the flight was at 1:20am. So it had been flying for 40 minutes without an issue. The plane was last seen on secondary radar at 1:20am, then last seen by primary radar at 2:20am at an entirely different position. So the plane had made that sharp turn and deviated from it's course. But if you're the only soul on the plane then you have all the time in the world to go and turn all of the bits and pieces off.

"There are things to learn from this, and one of the big reasons for keeping looking is to find out what that initial event was, and why the pilots and crew did not communicate during or after it."

I know and understand, but by now there will be no physical evidence (in terms of autopsy) that could be performed on any of the passengers or crew. So you won't know whether or not what I said happened and whether the pilot topped himself with drink and drugs while the plane was on autopilot. Physical damage to the plane might be visible if you find enough parts, but even then you could be left with the scenario that the plane itself was fine.

"The aircraft itself did keep squawking, it just had nothing to say - so that's one obvious change to onboard systems."

You have to apply Arkhams Razor to this. The plane crashed through physical interaction as the flight moved in between radar corridors so it couldn't be tracked. The likelyhood this happened without manual input or was pure coincidence is so unlikely it couldn't be considered.

You're then left with trying to find a motive, and sometimes that goes with people to the grave.

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