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* Posts by ton

20 posts • joined 27 Jul 2007

Apple's secret iPhone app blacklist

ton

yeh right

"A suspect has to be considered innocent until proven to be otherwise."

apple is not a suspect, apple is a moneymaking machine. Does not matter, the fact that is was hidden and not launched as a "security measure" says a lot

guess some people (usualy the ones paranoid about big companies) still see apple as a hippy outfit only interested is speading love and good will

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US Congress to vote on in-flight mobile ban

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Pirate

score one for the yanks

Last week i sat in a train and was forced to listen (she was 2 seats down and forgot about the modern wonder of telephones ie that you do not need to shout like you need to be heard 20 miles away) to a discussion that was private (job interview)

That was a 30 minutes journey

The idea of sitting in a tube for hours with nowhere to go sandwiched between mister corporate and miss you will never quess where i am is horrible. Air rage should be legal if it is limited to entering mobile phones in to the offenders body by any entrance possible

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Eurofighter at last able to drop bombs, but only 'austerely'

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i was talking about

a complete e warfare system that includes specialized equipment much more that the alarm missile

this includes "wild weasel" aircraft, electronics combat aircraft (like the ef111) and support aircraft (special version of hawkeye most of the time)

alarm gives an aircraft a reactive option (at the cost of normal ordinance) the stuff i'm talking about is active and part of operational planning

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ton

check out last years attack on syria

e-warfare took out the radar, i don't think the uk or for that matter eu have that kind of stuff

for project power you need a lot more than a fighter you need a system, right now only the us can do that on a global scale, israel and russia might be able to do it regional.

i doubt if any lets say bigger than brigade deployment would be realistic without us involvment, a larger heavier deployment mechanized division would be a no go from the start. The stupidity of having politics decide what equipment to get has resulted in the french getting carriers which have no aew planes, the uk getting euh the same and troops not getting the proven (chinook, blackhawk & hercules) they need

as for the dutch apaches, yes they did, stupid spagettiwestern shootouts are for movies, the best way to kil your enemy is if he can't kill you back. Might not be sporting but hey.

as for missiles yeh i know but amraam & newer sidewinders have upped the % a lot since the first phantoms

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ton

well duh

"Apache is NOT the all-singing, all-dancing aircraft some people here seem to think. It does not carry enough chaingun ammunition for prolonged use and the rocket pod control links are vulnerable to rifle and RPG fire; they don't work if the pilot cannot fire them.

RAF Harrier IIs DO carry "big guns" - 30mm Aden cannon in underbelly pods. We have one each side, the Yanks have one 25mm cannon with the ammunition in the pod on the other side."

The aden guns carry only very limited amount of ammo which is why the yanks only put one gun in (extra ammo) that they use 25 mm is to standardize on 1 type

the apache (dutch ones) have been quite succesful in afghanistan, needed some new tactics but these thinks are scary

as for the eurofighter, all modern air combat is governed by one simple rule: if you see your opponent before he sees you, he is dead.That simple, eurofighter might be able to run circles around anything, most of the time the kill will be by a missile fired by a plane not even seen by the other pilot. Command & control, electronic warfare are area's the uk needs to do better in.

as for the claim that the uk would be able to mount an attack on syria or iran, don't be daft. No land bases, not enough tankers and no e-warfare or control

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Available to buy: your own frakkin' 7ft Cylon

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oke daniel this i would like to see

"so change left over for a weekend in NYC from a coupla grand then?" i would love to see someone try to get one of these onboard a jet.

No that is my boyfriend, he likes chrome. Or you could tell them it's a new type of phone iCylon?

You could put it in the hold, would f#ck up those luggage handlers that abuse our suitcases.

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ton
Flame

for that money

it better serve as a security system

death by my command:)

as for good, yeah it is good, no series is perfect, sometimes an episode will hit like a Pangalactic gurgleblaster.

Star trek had that after a fashion some of the earlier NG and DS9 ones were wooden, badly written. NG became great when they started to add depth to the klingons and introduced Q (not the borg), enterprice actually had a decent last season.

Bab 5, ahhh season 2 and 3 had some of the best material around, first show to leave the "all aliens are bipedal" mold, the shadowwar, lorien's speech about time, and who could not feel sorry for sheridan every time that kosh said something so weird that discussions still rage today

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Mars whacked by object bigger than Pluto

ton

euh andrew

it would but a slightly further distance, debris you know

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Logitech Z Cinema advanced surround sound system

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Medion takes aim at Asus' Eee

ton

medion just rebadged

the msi wind, might be a bit cheaper if the offer the xp version with the 3 cell (msi has the 6 cell for $549)

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Dutch MP releases anti-Islam movie

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is it not ironic

that most of the (horrible) material has been available on the net for months without much noise but the guy who uses it to show something is attacked, hit lawsuits, asked to shut up for the good of the euro.

btw AC said

" I've just watched this film, and frankly the guy could learn about propaganda techniques from the BNP. I could do a frame-for frame version of this, with quotes from the Bible, creating hatred of Islam / Jews / Gays / Target-of-the-moment - not particularly because any are bad, but because Christianity, like every other religion, has its share of nutjobs (Google Phelps family if you don't believe me!)."

well yes but how many christians actually take the bible as 100% true and act like that (with violence) these days.

Here is the difference, in islam the difference is not in interpretation but in action, check the statements, while you will find plenty of muslims saying that 9/11 madrid or the london attacks were terrible and bad, you won't find many that will disagree with the texts in the koran that gave the extremist the loincloth to do these deeds.

you can;t be a muslim and not accept the perfect and undeniable facts contained in the quran. The difference between moderate and extreem is in the action, not in the interpretation.

btw the phelps family is about what 50 people and eventhough they are worthless, cruel pieces of %%$$#%, they never killed anybody

ask the wife of the beheaded man is she understands the difference

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T5 opening turns into Airplane 3.0

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grinn

euh guys we (the dutch) sold you that baggage system

yep it's revenge for something you did to us

actually what did you do to us

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AMD 780G integrated DirectX10.1 chipset

ton

forget hybrid

sideband memory on the motherboard and overclocking the igp get much more result (j&w say the managed 2975 in 3d)

also forget the be series, the athlon 4850 at 45w or phenom 9150e at 65w will give a big boost (don't forget phenom comes with ht 3.0 which doubles the speed)

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First supersonic swingwing synthi-fuel flight tomorrow

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to be fair

the us actually gets les of it;s oil from the middle east as europe and japan (80%) so it is more of a chavez thing

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Bush orders US Navy to shoot down rogue spy sat

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design fault

why didn't the idiot who designed it include lets say 20kg of c4 in the design so that it could be destroyed...?

@ klaus

actually no there have been a couple of cases with tanks like these that survived re-entry

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Boffins: Antimatter comes from black holes, neutron stars

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so if i understand this

you can get anti matter to power a ftl of close to spaceship at a black hore, but you need a ftl ship to go and get it as they are far away.

That is useless

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Supersonic stealth jumpjet rolls off production line

ton

how about

some kind of small zeppelin or balloon to take care of the aew role, remote control, could keep it in the air for days.

the e2d works but only on big carriers as the french found out during trials, as the deck was just a bit to short for them to land on it

as with all air warfare today command and control decides the outcome, get your planes in the right place at the right time and your opponent is doomed, make sure he does not see you and he should not even take off. All of history proves that if you don't control you lose

@dave

sound is not an issue, as its speed is limited, thus sound is perfect to find a submarine at 10 20 knots, but a fighter jet even subsonic is almost as fast as the sound it makes so by the time you hear it it is there, at supersonic speeds you hear it only after it is past you (and then only if your not dead)

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Asus P5E-VM HDMI motherboard

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hdmi as a gimmick

without full hdcp it is useless for br of hd-dvd

would be a cpu killer anyhow, while i can see the fun in having crysis at 4fps, it might have been more usefull to check if it is any use for decoding h264 and/or vc1

i doubt it.

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EU tunes in to DVB-H

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what is good for koreans might not be for europeans

maybe you can watch tv in a korean of japanese train/subway but in a european one you need extra healtinsureance to pay for the beatings you will receive when they rob you of your expensive gadget

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Sony Vaio reborn for the living room

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10 for looks 1 for features

Like so many box producers sony annoys by making a product that looks good and then forget to give us the features we need

a machine like that should have a decent gpu to play hd, not the intel igp crap that has to struggle to even display vista, and why does a leading tv maker like sony don't include hdmi

now if they change that and lob 50% off the price

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