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'Upset' Linus Torvalds gets sweary and gets results

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Seconded

If you do not have one, build one. Well worth it. Most useful 2 grand I ever spent on the garden.

Are you going to contemplate there on your next patch or just provide yourself with heat resistance training is up to you.

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Facebook's internet drone crash-landed after wing 'deformed' in flight

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Re: Vne of 25 kts at landing approach height? Really?

Same thoughts.

There is no way in hell something with these structural parameters can be allowed to operate above inhabited areas.

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Don't panic, friends, but the Chinese navy just nicked one of America's underwater drones

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Re: Not as far as they are concerned

PLA got itself involved in resulted in them being given a sound kicking (by Vietnam)

Dude, do you have any ideas how many shipments of Child Toys, Cucumbers, Household Soap and Laundry Detergents did the Bulgarians deliver to Vietnam during that War on a credit line which was in fact backed up by USSR Central Bank.

I do. I am also not surprised that China at THAT time ended up going home with the tail between the legs. T72 are nice Children Toys. So are MSTA Howitzers and Grad launches if you hook them up to proper fire control software (something the Bulgarians made a killing on - making export and supposedly dumb versions of Russian weaponry smart). Some toys you know (that was what the manifests on the ships cargo said - toys).

We now live in different times. China of old which threw waves of people at the enemy and could be countered with tech is no longer. It has tech which is on par or better than any of its neighbors except maybe Russia itself. It now can overwhelm both technically and in sheer numbers any of the "Pacified Southern Provinces".

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Re: South China Sea

Deploy the 7th fleet.

They will have it for breakfast. They have a total of 100+ missile carrying vessels capable of launching their own 801/802/803 anti-ship cruise missiles and/or Russian sunburns. Between 8 and 16+ each for all of them except the corvettes which carry a paltry 4.

ANY defense will be overwhelmed by sheer numbers (600+ missiles) even if they do not use the coastal batteries, their bombers and their fleet air arm.

If the 7th fleet dares to go there, it (or the several lifeboats left of it) will have to be "rescued" by a nuclear strike on China mainland.

No thanks, I do not like the end of human civilization just because someone is having a trigger happy moment. I visited USSR during Andropov days and I still remember the smell of the death in the air in those days.

By the way, giving the Queen Elisabeth to the yanks on loan in that area is starting to sound like an "interesting idea". Something that you really need to smoke some really cool stuff for it to look rational.

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Not as far as they are concerned

The missing detail here is that if Chinese land reclamation projects on reefs in the China sea are accepted as part of China, the location where the drone was nicked would most likely end up in their economic zone of control as allowed by international regs.

Now, the fact that nobody, but China has accepted said land reclamation ventures to be a part of a sovereign state is a different story.

I am actually surprised it did not happen sooner. Out of all possible demonstrations of force it is the one which is safest for China and least likely to end up in an exchange of wet fire crackers.

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Beauty is in the AI of the beholder: Young blokes teach computer to judge women by their looks

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Re: I can see the benefits.

And how does this differ from today?

I have been coached by people once upon a time and I have coached people too on how to adjust their body language to improve their chances in an interview as well as what not to do.

Here is an example of what not to do. Legs are above chest level when seated and she is holding leg up in hand mid-interview. The only thing that screams "arrogant s/d of a b" more than that is to hold your arms/hands behind your head while talking.

Like it or not looks and body language are important. Though most of it usually not static stuff - you cannot judge stuff like that from a single picture, especially a passport style mugshot. In fact face alone is insufficient - you have to observe the person for a while to pick up things like this.

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NASA – get this – just launched 8 satellites from a rocket dropped from a plane at 40,000ft

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Re: hmmmm

They don't fly too many missions for some reason.

They are significantly more expensive than a scheduled launch from Airana Space, Space-X or the Russians. The payload is relatively small too - so they cannot launch the monstrous comms satellites which bring most of the bacon.

Is it an underlying cost or is it just marketed that way - no idea. The end result is that there is a feedback loop as well - as they cost too much they do not get that many launches, as they do not get too many launches they cost more and so on.

They are used primarily for flexibility and it is marketed that way. They claim that they will put a payload in orbit for you within weeks or months tops which is significantly shorter than the lead time on conventional launchers. For the same reason - they are happy to do weird orbits.

This one is in a perfect match for them (not something that comes along very often) - fairly high (580km), high inclination, low SAT mass - a big launcher would have had to run half-empty to do this job and that would have cost a fortune.

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Crim charges slapped on copyright trolls who filmed porn, torrented it then sued downloaders

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Re: Not News!

I don't get it:

What these guys did is leaking it online via a pretend hack. That is the fraud part. They went in at least one case as far as to get the pretend hack part to police and court. That bit of overdoing was what undid them.

Some RIAA and MPAA members had "leaks" and seeded torrents initially too. They abandoned the practice based on legal advice - this is an entrapment in most legislations and courts did not look at it kindly.

For their purposes it is also unnecessary - there is more than enough torrents floating around for them to plug in a heavily modified client and listen on the network chatter collecting participating IPs. In fact, the average time until your IP is recorded after joining a torrent is ~ 12 minutes if memory serves me right. So from there on, they can wait until enough evidence is accumulated against a person and deep six you with an infringement notice.

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'I told him to cut it out' – Obama is convinced Putin's hackers swung the election for Trump

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"I told him to cut it out"

So, when he has been telling you this for last 15 years did you listen?

No.

So why the f*** do you expect him to listen to you now?

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UK Home Office slurps 1,500 schoolkids' records per month

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Re: Beware of unintended consequences

Actually, living or working here illegally is a crime. Therefore an illegal immigrant is a criminal.

Correct, have a +1.

However, last time I heard, children are not in any way responsible for the crimes of their parents. At least in civilized societies.

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Re: and wait for the reaction...

You mean the cops knocking down your door at 3AM in the morning ?

You forgot the IT angle: your electricity going off 1 minute before that courtesy of that helpful bloke which was so insistent that you need to install a Smart Meter.

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And what do you expect from GruppenFuhrer Rudd?

Well, that is no surprise.

After all we had the Home Secretary paraphrasing sections out of the Law for the Restoration of the Professional Civil Service at the Tory conference to a roaring applause.

So much for any ideas about this government complying to international conventions too - this is in open violation of the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child (UNCRC).

Specifically:

Article 2 - non discrimination. You cannot create hostile environment for a specific category of children. Sorry, not allowed.

Article 6 - life, survival and development. I do not see how this combines with the legal obligation of UK for provide everything reasonable for every child to achieve its full potential.

Article 9, 13, 14, 16, 22, 26

Article 28 - Every child has the right to an education

Somebody should really take the both of the witches to court here - the convention applies to EVERY CHILD REGARDLESS OF ARE THEY LEGAL OR ILLEGAL. End of story.

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US voting machine certification agency probes potential hack

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Not really

Not really

A USA government agency having a vulnerable website. News at 10.

Now if said news at 10 contain provable info on successful break in all the way to the testing and certification network and ability to upload alternative firmware, USA can frankly kiss the last election results bye-bye.

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Could a robot vacuum cleaner monitor your data centre?

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Re: Security considerations

There is a world of difference between Cloud in English and Cloud in Chingrish.

Cloud in Chingrish is a DVR service in China which gets unfettered access to everything your camera takes completely outside your control and _OUTSIDE_ _YOUR_ _JURISDICTION_. There is absolutely nothing to prevent them reselling your data as a burglary preparation as a service (BPAS). At all.

Cloud in English is something with a relatively good definition compliant to your local DPA regs (regardless of are they sane or not). You also have legal recourse up to a a Max Schrems sized ICBM hit.

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Re: oh boy...

It is probably already "botnet equipped".

Last few webcams I have tried all need a dedicated firewall subnet with dedicated special config name and ntp servers because they:

1. Try to reconfigure your CPE to open your network wide to the internet

2. Try to publish their location, serial number and other identifying data to a Chinese DVR service so that the botnet operators can buy it and hit you without the need to scan

3. Try to connect to a remote admin Chinese service (probably for same reason)

4. Insist that you need to load at least several vulnerable pieces of software so that the camera can supply a malicious payload to your machine next time you browse it.

Pretty much anything you get on Amazon under 90£ is in this league (not that the more expensive ones do not have similar "features"). In fact, if you look at the behaviour and the MAC addresses - they all are a rebadge of a very small number of SoCs + software stacks, all of them "botnet ready".

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Re: Good start, but needs a loudspeaker

Loudspeaker?

Come on, a GPIO extension interface. What I will attach to that is my own business (and how many KV it will emit).

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Climate change bust up: We'll launch our own damn satellites if Trump pulls plug – Gov Brown

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Re: "Deniers" a pejorative? I think not

Since 97% of peer-reviewing is done by the plas of the authors of the papers being reviewed saying that makes it 'correct' is nonsense.

I have reviewed papers. Without being a pal or anything. Most cases, where the paper was so sh*t that my Dad decided that it is bad for his blood pressure. His kill ratio (not counting the ones he gave to me to disembowel) was somewhere around 70%.

I have had papers reviewed. I do not recall any of the reviewers being a pal of mine. I have worked (and have publications) in 3 completely unrelated scientific fields by the way - Organic Chemistry, Molecular Biology and Numerical Methods (Applied Mathematics).

You, my friend, have never worked in R&D and Science and I suggest you locate your hot air valve and drop the pressure a bit.

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Re: Bad idea

Are you trying to say that the Republicans will prevent private individuals from launching climate monitoring satellites so that they can hide and deny the reality of Global Climate Change?

Why bother?

You can get the data from the Sentinel series run by ESA anyway. It is nearly a decade ahead of USA in terms of available civilian observation precision and capacity because the NASA squeeze which Trump is threatening to do, has been done by the congress for years.

To add insult to injury, ESA publishes a lot of the data free of charge.

So in fact, if Trump and Co are to achieve their aim to prevent the observation of the Earth for climate research purposes, they will have to prohibit America access to European data and/or have a nice shoot-em-up spree testing the Aegis and other Star Wars missile systems on European targets.

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Poor software design led to second £1m Army spy drone crash

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I'm no expert, but I'd guess that in order to provide correct readings over lakes

A primitive radar altimeter which is used for landing and emergencies only is only a few hundred grams and a few thousand pounds worth of money. Landing uses radar guidance anyway so not like the drone needs to maintain radio silence when landing.

Not including it in a 1M aircraft has only two words for it - criminal incompetence.

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Learn your way round the Internet of Things in a day? Course you can...

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The anatomy of an IoT device

Based on reverse engineering and figuring the firewall settings of a Revotech camera I recently bought from Amazon:

1. Report to Chinese mothership immediately after boot. The Chinese have to know the location of all Western Europeans dumb enough to buy tat like this

2. Report to Chinese backdoor, sorry application developer after boot

3. Try to open in the user firewall a hole 20m wide through which half of the Internet can get in onto the user's network

4. DDOS a chinese educational network ntp server to get the time from it.

5. If the user has not installed at least one vulnerable browser plugin, throw him out back onto the login page. A security conscious person is not a good purchaser of IoT tat.

Looking at this, frankly, conferences and workshops are not useful. What is needed is a ZPU4 and a truck of ammo.

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Uber to Cali DMV: Back off, pal, our 'self-driving cars' aren't self driving

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Uber self driving car drives like a Uber driver driven car, news at 10

It does not surprise me in the slightest. It surprises me even less if they feed their driver data into their AI which I bet they do.

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Bluetooth-enabled safe lock popped after attackers win PINs

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A car being unattended while the engine is running falls foul of an obscure law,

Actually, it does not. There is now law against that.

The law which applies is "not having valid insurance". Check your T&Cs - ALL UK insurance policies have a clause which invalidates them if you leave the keys in the vehicle (regardless is the engine running or not) and the vehicle is unattended.

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* By sticking a large screwdriver into the keyhole and hitting it with a hammer.

Works a treat on all old Renaults, some old Toyota stock and a few others. Everything where the lock looks like a metal bump on the door and is not an integral part of the door handle. Example - Renault 5 or Renault Clio Mk 1. There are also various cabinet locks which follow the same design.

The lock is held in place by two "ears" made of its sheet metal skirt - basically a big "washer" around it.

Once the screwdriver is firmly embedded in the lock you can twist the lock out of place and push it in (or force it to turn with the whole lock body, not just the internal bits). The result is that you unlock the door. Job done.

My wife's old rustheap had some k1dd10ts break into it this way so I had to remove the locks completely and seal the door. It was remote locking only from outside (as long as inside locks work it is street legal) and getting in through the tailgate if the battery dies.

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The idea is sound, the implementation is horrible

The phone a key has promise. No limit on the number keys + secure storage/high end crypto.

You can (in theory) generate strong crypto keys on the phone crypto module which cannot be retrieved on most high end phones without 3-letter class equipment to dissect the phone and physically extract the contents of the TPM.

From there on, it is trivial to implement a lock-key application. The lock runs a mini-CA, you submit your new key, the CA signs it and gives it back to you. If you can secure _THIS_ part, the cat is in the bag - the lock unlocks purely based on strong crypto, not hackable unless you are in the NSA league. You can run a small CA capable of holding a few thousands of keys on Pi Zero class Arm SoC. In fact, even on smaller ones. So technically there is no issue. The mere act of establishing successfully a secure channel by using BOTH server and client keys in the exchange guarantees the authentication. No need to do anything else. Works over Bluetooth, WiFi or even RFC1149 carrier pidgeons.

The problem is that instead of using well known, secure bomb-proof tech (TPM + RSA >2048bit) you have either web developers (hello Tesla) who stick oAuth and a oAuth server where it does not belong or even worse (as in this case) IoT developers and embedded developers which proudly ROLL THEIR OWN CRYPTO. Rather unsurprisingly you get the full range of attack via man in the middle, replay, token and pin hijack. It comes with the territory - does not matter which brain rotting disease is at play. Is it "web2.0itis" or "realtime embedditis" the effect is all the same - security which can be hijacked any time you like.

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Tech titans tentatively trot toward Trump Tower to talk turkey today

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Re: Welcome to the NEW swamp guys

As someone on the reg said: He is draining the swamp all right - all reptiles are now clearly visible above the water line.

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Re: Is that Ivanka at the far end of the table?

The pic res is rather low, but isn't that the boys sitting next to her?

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Is that Ivanka at the far end of the table?

So much for the business being run by the children and the reality TV star elect absolving himself from the conflicts of interest.

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Give us encrypted camera storage, please – filmmakers, journos

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Re: Would still be useful

That is the only use for the feature.

Anything beyond that - UK style RIPA laws + arrest without a warrant in the transit zone of an airport will do the job. Or rubber hose cryptanalysis. Or both.

IMHO, storing it on the camera except at the moment of taking pic is wrong idea anyway. Camera + wifi or bluetooth which uploads to your phone sitting in your pocket immediately there and then. After that the camera wipes the original. No card in the camera at all - only buffer memory. Phones have has passable encryption software for a very long time they are a harder nut to crack and easier to conceal.

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Dixons warns of looming Brexit storm cloud amid bumper results

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Of course dreadful things may happen, but maybe not to Dixons.

Correct - have a look at their financial results in Greece, especially during the first months of the Greek Debacle. A downturn is quite often a "now or never" signal for white goods and large ticket entertainment goods upgrade/replacement for a lot of consumers.

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Persistent ad and dialler trojans found on 28 Android phones

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Re: So which antivirus is the best for Android

Fill a bucket with water, dip repeatedly until ads disappear.

Go and get a not-so-cheap android phone.

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Samsung SmartCam: Yes, those eyes really are following you around the room

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Re: coming soon....

How secure is this POS eh?

I suspect it is no different from a typical IP camera PoS as it is most likely just a rebadged IP camera PoS.

Here is an example for RevoTech from amazon:

1. Insists on trying to install quicktime on your machine (obsolete and full of remote holes as you wish).

2. Immediately tries to contact a dubious Chinese cloud dvr service.

3. Immediately tries to contact a dubious Chinese remote support/application outfit

4. Tries to get time from an ntp server on Chinese educational network.

If you want it to work in a secure manner, firewalling it is NOT enough - you need to give it a nameserver view which spoofs all of these with hosts on your local network. Otherwise it will leak info on you in china in step 2 (the name query in that looks like a publish URI one - 500+ bytes of type 256 so it is an information leak).

This is on my desk now, others I have tried are even more buggy, insecure and illegal (Revotech tried all of 2,3 and 4 without asking for consent - that is a clear cut violation of DPA).

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Re: Here is a good use case

Yep. I have a razzie on duty to do exactly that. For half the price - all you need is to have it overlooking the entrance hall and the cat feed + litterbox. If the cat feed and litterbox are not tended to you need to get in the car there and then.

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Re: Mommy is away

Mommy left the kids and daddy at home without proper supervision? Now that's just asking for trouble.

Exactly!!! From this summer. Me, on a stopover in Germany, grabbing some sunshine at the city pool and reading a book. Phone rings. Wife control to Major Tom: "You are not letting the kids do anything dangerous, don't you". Me, looking up to junior (age 14) who is on the diving board right about to jump from 10m tower: "No honey, of course not".

A camera would have spoiled this straight away. These things and marketing them towards mums should be banned by international conventions.

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A single typo may have tipped US election Trump's way

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Funnily enough - yes

A well set up email server accessed via a proper client (especially one which is not configured to launch browser on links straight away) is generally better than any webmail.

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If you bought a dildo in Denver, the government must legally be told

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Re: Why not just dollar value?

Because USA is the only country in the world stuck in the 18th century - before the invention of VAT.

It will also stay there, because if it switches to VAT there will be a great disturbance in the Accounting, as if millions of voices suddenly cried out in terror, and were suddenly silenced. With VAT all the parasites living on the medieval tax code will end up without a job. Said parasites have enough lobbying power to ensure VAT never happens in the USA. Truly - best laws money can buy.

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TalkTalk hacker gets iPhone taken away by Norwich Youth Court

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Re: Ridiculous

if I have a frontdoor made of cardboard (not the case)

As far as I know nearly all jurisdictions make a difference between using no tools at all, using basic tools and using professional tools.

So the law actually makes a difference between you having a cardboard door, basic Yale POS Euro single barrel lock and a proper door with a proper lock.

So yes, a criminal is a criminal, but the LAW provides different penalty for walking in through a piece of cardboard, pushing and shoving the door a bit and using a proper bumping tool or a crowbar. Crowbar by the way is considered a professional burglary tool in all jurisdictions.

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Trump's 140 characters on F-35 wipes $2bn off Lockheed Martin

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Tccc.... Naughty... Disclosing such secrets

Let's put it this way - I know a few people in this profession in different countries. None of them is worth less than a few millions after they dealt with their respective idiot (or alcoholic) in chief for a few years.

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Europe to launch legal action against countries over diesel emissions cheating

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Re: Oh, here we go again!

Guys, you are forgetting the sarcasm tags. Most people lose their sense of humour outright when they see Eu and regulation nowdays - regardless is it in a positive, negative or sarcastic context.

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CIA: Russia hacked election. Trump: I don't believe it! FAKE NEWS!

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Re: Trust Us - We're the CIA, We Wouldn't Lie to You!

The interesting thing is that the CIA has a vested interest in blaming the Russians.

BIngo. There are pensions, mortgages and kid's college funds at stake here.

Once upon a time, it was Latin American ops which were providing the safe retirement and the daily bread for the gazillion of parasites dwelling in the building at Langley. Due to the difficulties in operating inside the Soviet Union, it actually did not consume that much manpower and finances during the Cold war.

Today, it is operations against Russia and its interests are the key cash cow providing safe college funds for the kiddies. As we no longer live in the days of the Iron Curtain, ops can be run and are run on a scale which exceeds USA second half of 20th century LatAm ops. Every second analyst has a pet opposition politician in a small village with 3-4 voters voting for him to feed (*).

The vested interest in continuing the current cold-war 2 scenario is immense - do not expect the CIA to let go of it.

(*) Disclaimer: I have been offered a suitcase full of money to help topple the current (too red for US taste) government during my short stint in Eastern European politics many years ago so I know this stuff works first hand.

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Beancounter nicks $5m from bosses, blows $1m on fantasy babe Kate Upton's mobe game

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luxury cars, plastic surgery costs, a golf club membership

You have to have the right priorities in life: drive fast, look good and be a member of the golfogarchy, the ruling caste in a golfocracy.

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Higher tech prices ARE here to stay. It's Mr Farage's new Britain

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Re: Brexit means brexit.

But to the rest of us?

£££££££££££££££££££££££££££££££

You realize it. I realize it. Most of the readership of this rag regardless on which side of the fence they are realize it.

Unfortunately, based on this (and several other polls) it looks like the majority of the voters actually believed the utter tripe fed to them by Mr FrogFace and Co that Britain as a country can have its cake and eat it too. They did not realize that the fat cats which sat on the Remain campaign board were not lying on this one.

Thus, regardless of how it ends up, it will not end up well.

By the way, someone on this thread said "happy not to have a Trump or a Le Pen". Dude, let me explain this to you - you will have Adam Sutler after the next election when the already disillusioned and broke masses which voted for BrExit get shafted on the actual meaning of BrExit. At least.

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Re: Brexit means brexit.

Things like "cost" and "a plan" are just buzzwords the liberal media elite bandy around to frustrate the declared will of the English people.

Yes. And No.

https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2016/dec/10/brexit-must-be-fair-to-working-people-ed-miliband

Ignore the Millipede and skip to paragraph 2. Quoting it here for those who have a graunidad allergy - this is based on a poll conducted in November:

Polling of Brexit voters by the Open Britain campaign shows half are not prepared to be a penny worse off as a result of leaving the EU. That includes 59% in the north; 62% of Labour Leave voters; 46% of Conservative leavers; and even 39% of Ukip voters. Only one in 10 Brexit voters is prepared to lose more than £100 a month.

So apparently, the English People actually want something which my Advanced Computer Science teacher in high school referred to in the prehistoric pre-political correctness days as: Have your penis in both hands and your soul in paradise at the same time. The more polite British version is: "Have your cake and eat it to".

All I can do is quote the German finance minister: "Let's do a thought experiment. I have a cake, I eat the cake, do I still have the cake? Do not think so".

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Pluck-over-success underdog hires Olympic ski jumper as Xmas bash speaker

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Re: Eddie the Eagle

He succeeded for his measure and definition of success - he jumped at the Olympics.

Sometimes, the key to success if correctly defining your expectations.

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Germany warns Moscow will splash cash on pre-election propaganda and misinformation spree

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Re: And we are off to an early start!

While all of what you are saying is true, there is also the fact that Russia has started retaliating after being on the receiving end of the regime change operation game for 20 years. Up till recently they have passively defended against it - changed their laws and regulations, tax code, visa regime, etc.

For the last 3 years or so they have started regime change operations in return and they are doing it significantly better than the West too.

It is a case of chickens coming home to roost and having diarrhea. We should have thought it more than 5 minutes forward when allowing and enforcing the right of self-determination to Bosniaks, Croats, Slovenians and Kosovans while specifically denying it to anyone who speaks Russian. We should have thought it through while financing directly or via our best beloved Saudi friends "freedom fighters" which take maternity wards and theaters as hostages and massacre primary schools. We should have thought it through...

Probably a bit too late now.

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Re: BAU

So, USA, UK, Eu (inclusive of Germany) splashed cash and "(mis)informed the population" for 20 years. Russia finally does in return and they all start screaming murder.

The closest analogy is a group of playground bullies abusing a kid smaller then them and then running to the principal crying after the kid blows a gasket and gives each of them a black eye.

I do not have any sympathy for them in this case I am afraid. If you support regime change operations (either yours or by your closest allies) you should not complain if somebody regime changes you back.

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Russian hackers got Trump elected? Yeah, let's take a close look at that, says Obama

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Re: Perhaps the US should require any presidential candidate to prove their sanity

this would explain the Cuban missile Crisis outcome,

That was _AFTER_ the requirement for the certificate was put in. So if anyone was certifiable it was not on the Soviet side. By that time Hrushov performed a "chistka" on most of the last certifiable idiots from Stalin's days. The last few remaining ones were nowhere near politics and weaponry - at the time of the Cuban crisis, out of all Stalin's pet idiocies and idiots the last one standing was the denial of Genetics (Lysenko and Co). It was terminated shortly after the crisis.

By the way - if the Soviets were anywhere as certifiable as claimed by West propaganda at the time, world would have been a nuclear wasteland 10 times over.

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Re: Perhaps the US should require any presidential candidate to prove their sanity

Incorrect - at least some Soviet block countries required a psychiatric evaluation certificate in order to run for any electable position from around Hrushov's time onwards. It was introduced specifically to avoid a repetition of Ezhov, Beria and Stalin.

It was one of the first things to be removed as undemocratic after the fall of the wall.

The reason was that a lot of the dissidents who formed the early "democratic movements" supported by the USA and Europe in Eastern Europe at the time would have failed it due to an extensive psychiatric record. For some of them it was the means used by the system to "suppress them". For others it was the diagnosis all right - I have observed them from the "front row" and there were quite a few for which the diagnosis was probably correct.

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Re: AFAIK, the Putin Doctrine is more or less --

Ilyin I'd say he was rather in the transcendental camp and big into Hegel (which I think is the worrying bit,

I'd be worried if an early 20th century philosopher is not big into Hegel.

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Linus Torvalds releases 'biggest ever' Linux 4.9, then saves Christmas

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Since when cooking a Christmas Dinner is via a point and click interface?

Last time I checked if you are doing it yourself and you want it to taste nice, some manual entry is required.

Unless, of course, you have the necessary gold blood as appropriate for a member of the golfogarchy, the ruling elite of our new form of government, the golfocracy (*), then you may have a point and click interface to Christmas Dinner.

Most of us don't have the point-n-click interface to Christmas Dinner, so we will have to do without point-n-clicking.

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Moscow says writing infrastructure attack code is a thought crime

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I suggest you read the whole proposed law.

I can only wish we had lawmakers and their technical aides which are as literate as whoever wrote it. By the way - el reg quoted someone who quoted a single paragraph out of context. The doc deals with a completely different set of problems and deserves copying ~ 90%+ verbatim.

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