* Posts by Nik

2 posts • joined 17 Jul 2008

Main BBC channels to be broadcast live via web


Licence = Login?

It doesn't seem to me that it would be too difficult for the TV licence to include some form of verifiable login details. As the internet removes the physical location of a viewer as a serious constraint, the BBC could sell licences to anyone, regardless of which country they happen to be in at the time.

Bring it on.

[Aliens, because they'd need TV licences too]

US sees first airliner flight with laser defences


OK I'll bite:

A bit of info to help previous commentators:

Pete: These systems are far from untested. I've seen video of live firing trials against systems far more sophisticated than MANPADs. This was a couple of years ago, so it might even be on YouTube now. They just haven't been tested whilst fitted to $100M airliners.

Rob: The reason that the system has to be fitted to the aircraft is that it works by dazzling the seeker on the missile. Only one missile, now sadly defunct, had the seeker anywhere other than the front. This is the end that is usually pointed towards the target.



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