* Posts by Dougthedug

12 posts • joined 5 Oct 2007

Scotland's BIG question: Will independence cost me my broadband?

Dougthedug

Re: Amazing

" (If this was the BBC forums it would have degenerated into all out war by now)"

The BBC don't allow comments on Scottish political stories. They stopped allowing them more than a year ago.

Libel reform vows to slay anonymous trolls

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Safety in Jockistan

Luckily this bill only applies to England and Wales.

TERRITORIAL EXTENT AND APPLICATION

4. The Bill extends to England and Wales only.

Naked German women evade Swedish chopper

Dougthedug
Coat

The dangers of arsing around in the woods.

I suppose the main worry for the rescue services was that lost in the woods with no clothes on the women could easily have died of indecent exposure. You don't want to meet a grizzly bare in Sweden. Especially when it's German.

I'll get me coat.

Brit ISPs censor Wikipedia over 'child porn' album cover

Dougthedug
Alert

Coral cache

I'm on Demon. Why they let you see small but clear version of the jpg on Wikipedia but block the larger one doesn't seem logical.

You can make out the picture on the Wiki page quite clearly but if you try to get to it at the larger size it comes up with the Demon Block page.

It's fairly easy to circumvent if you stick the Coral Cache nyud.net suffix into the domain name.

http://en.wikipedia.org.nyud.net/wiki/Image:Virgin_Killer.jpg

This will get you the picture.

It is an Album cover and therefore a work of art but in these days of the Committee for the Promotion of Virtue and the Prevention of Vice (UK chapter) and the Religious Police it's not something you would want PC Mutawwa'in Plod to find on your computer despite the fact it's been on sale in record shops for the last 30 years.

I've cleaned out the cache before the black helicopters get here.

US Navy SEAL uniforms: Now with built-in tourniquets

Dougthedug
Coat

Old idea

The Vietnamese used to tie cord round their limb joints before they went to fight against the US forces in order to have ready tourniquets when they needed them.

It's good to see it's only taken the US 45 years to catch up.

I'll get me tourney coat.

Suicide squirrel knocks out Swiss TV

Dougthedug

Squirrel Nextofkin strikes again

It was probably a suicide. Electrocution is the preferred method used by the ginger rodents.

The fact that there are no signs of violence or coercion and from the picture he's deliberately entered a high-voltage area would lend weight to the theory that he just couldn't face life as a Swiss Squirrel anymore.

Has a background report on his mental health been done yet?

'Extreme porn' law could criminalise millions

Dougthedug
Paris Hilton

@Andus McCoatover

That's very close to the much shorter joke:

Why don't Free Presbyterians like sex?

They're afraid it will lead to dancing.

With this legislation I see a market in Scotland for server farms which serve remote users in the rest of the UK who VNC in for "educational" images. No local storage and remote lonely users means legal $$$.

Paris, because once you get south of the Tweed it starts to get sticky.

Dougthedug
Paris Hilton

Grab your caber in Scotland.

The porn provisions don't appear to apply to Scotland. The extreme porn sections, 62 to 66 and Schedule 14, are England, Wales and Northern Ireland only.

http://www.publications.parliament.uk/pa/ld200708/ldbills/051/08051.107-113.html#j997

It looks like Knoppix and RAM cache aren't going to be necessary in Scotland to surf the pink.

Paris, because we can still watch her north of the Tweed.

US Army funds $10m bat-droid

Dougthedug

There's a bad sequel on the rise.

The MOD have already launched Skynet. Now the US army are making a robot bat ornithopter.

If Alien vs. Predator was bad, Dracula vs. Terminator vs. Paul Atreides will be worse.

Armed police swoop on MP3-packing mechanic

Dougthedug
Boffin

DNA retention

Information on how DNA is retained in England and Wales is here:

http://www.genewatch.org/sub-539478

Once it's in, it's in for all time.

Luckily for us in Scotland it's a different system:

http://www.genewatch.org/sub-539489

Flaming kamikaze squirrel torches car

Dougthedug
Pirate

Personalising the squirrel

I take it the squirrel's name was "Squirrel Nextofkin"?

Israel suspected of 'hacking' Syrian air defences

Dougthedug

Jamming rather than Hacking

You could hack an air defence network just like any other network by tapping in and decrypting the signals on the net, physical or wireless, but not from the air via the radar receivers.

"The process involves locating enemy emitters with great precision and then "directing data streams into them that can include false targets and misleading message algorithms.""

I can certainly understand them confusing or jamming the radars. Jamming's been done since they started it in WW II by dropping tinfoil cut to the wavelength of the radars they wanted to jam and this sounds much more like jamming or feeding false targets or false IFF information into the radar receivers than, "hacking".

The Aviation week article seems a bit breathless and unquestioning about the whole story.

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