* Posts by King Jack

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Microsoft slips ads into Windows 10 Mail client – then U-turns so hard, it warps fabric of reality

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Re: Windows Mail gets worse and worse

'I wouldn't mind the ads if Microsoft delivered a feature parity product'

And that is the problem. People know they are getting the shaft but they make excuses for the attacker.

M$ put ads in stuff because idiots tolerate it. They spy on the masses because people will defend them.

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Which scientist should be on the new £50 note? El Reg weighs in – and you should vote, too

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Re: I'll back a winner

Don't forget he also appeared in Star Trek the Next Generation and the Big Bang Theory. He deserved to win because he could always put Sheldon in his place.

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Super Cali goes ballistic, net neutrality hopeless? Even Ajit Pai's gloating is something quite atrocious

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When NN was to be repealed, the ISPs said it would not make any difference to their business model and nothing would change. Why then do they want things to change? Greater profits and spying on their customers. Make America grate again. I cringe when I look over the pond.

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Yes, Americans, you can break anti-piracy DRM if you want to repair some of your kit – US govt

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Re: I get it, but isn't it better to vote with your wallet !

It is fashionable not to own anything. This generation of numpties think its great to buy stuff and not own it, I had an argument with a sibling about modding and repairing stuff you own. He put up the defence that your gear was not really yours and the manufacturer somehow still owned it and could alter it after sale as they see fit. He's quite happy being shafted as in his mind that is how things work. Thankfully the next gen of kids will rebel and insist that owning and control is good just to piss off their parents. Meanwhile these fools will die owning nothing, not even the music they listen too.

And to the others pointing out that new electronics need glue and fancy screws, maybe. But that doesn't explain the DRM spread thickly on top to stop you even opening the case to peak inside. Or extending the life of your stuff by modding.

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Got a new Surface? Have some firmware. Old Surface? La la la la la, we can't hear you

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New Breed

There is a new breed of customer. The customer that feels it is their duty to make excuses for being screwed. Look out for the gem that is; This is fine because company X does similar or worse... This is what Windows 10 and this shit is aimed at.

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BT, beware: Cityfibre reveals plan to shovel £2.5bn under Britain's rural streets

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Re: Its all Bull S Advetising

This is about fibre to the door/premises. They dug up the street to place the fibre outside every house. Learn to read.

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LuminosityLink spyware mastermind gets 30 months in the clink, forfeits $725k in Bitcoin

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Re: "not the shooter"

On your points

1) installs without notification. Win 10 did this.

2) records keys pressed without notification. Win 10 does this.

3) surveillance using camera & microphone without notification. Cortana listens to you.

4) view and download files without notification. Win 10 scans files to report back to M$.

5) access names and passwords for websites without...you get the picture Yep Win 10.

6) mine virtual currencies. Unknown but I wouldn't hold my breath.

7) launch DDoS attacks against other computers. Unknown if Win 10 does this.

8) prevent anti-malware software from detecting or removing it. If win 10 allowed anti-virus to fix it it would not exist.

9) Uses stealth to stop users blocking communication to the mother ship. Win 10.

Sorry but I fail to see the difference.

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M$

There is another company that installs spyware on millions of computers, when is their day of reckoning?

One rule for us, another for them.

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UK.gov to press ahead with online smut checks (but expects £10m in legals in year 1)

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Just ban puberty

Problem solved.

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That 'Surface will die in 2019' prediction is still a goer, says soothsayer

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Re: Is there anything wrong with Windows 10?

'Your think the OS is the worst offender when it comes to slurping data? ' sic

Why not come up with a solid argument? Something dosen't magically become good because someone else does it worst. I stab you in the gut. It's good and fine because some other thug would have cut your throat.

Please defend like an adult and stop making lame excuses for wrong doing.

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Re: Is there anything wrong with Windows 10?

@ CheesyTheClown

You really need to go to Specsavers. Seriously, you think spyware built into the OS is fine?? You think forced updates and re-boots are fine??

Go home troll.

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Microsoft Windows 10 October update giving HP users BSOD

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Re: Here's what I don't understand with all this...

@tea hound

The culture of today is to defend shit. If somebody kicks you in the face, it is your duty to jump to their defence and make up a story to make it right. M$ destroys you computer and behaves recklessly? It is the user's fault. Forcing something on an unwilling victim is good. Treating people with respect is bad. M$ aren't alone. Tesla sell electric cars then hobble the battery life to cut the range down. Then they sell the extra capacity as an 'upgrade'. Fine. But in times of distress like a hurricane they reach in and OTA update your property to increase the range. What happened to buying something then owning it. Why do companies feel they have the right to alter things after the sale is made? Years ago these practices would be illegal and the companies brought to justice quickly. Now we get to hear screwed customers defending it. Go figure.

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Microsoft yanks the document-destroying Windows 10 October 2018 Update

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Re: Why even touch user folders?

Windows 10 is spyware. You need to go through users private offerings to get info. That is why Win10 goes through user folders.

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On the third day of Windows Microsoft gave to me: A file-munching run of DELTREE

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Re: I'm not sure what's happening but ...

That's the spyware syncing up. Those keylogs, passwords and private docs need time to get catalogued.

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Anon man suing Google wants crim conviction to be forgotten

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Re: Right to be forgotten

"To be convicted you must be caught, and to be caught you must have chosen to commit a crime."

No, you can be framed by a malicious person. It is easy to do. All that is needed is for a girl to cry rape on you. You get arrested and if your skin colour is wrong you'll end up in court with a good good chance of winding up on the Sex Offenders Register. You have done nothing but your life will be ruined. By the way when this happens even if the girl is proved to be making it up, the police won't do a thing to exonerate you.

Life is not as simple as you think.

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Defense Distributed starts selling gun CAD files amid court drama

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Re: Cute, but not for long

3D gun plans have been out for years. I doubt a new wave of idiot will rise up as it's been done before.

Look on YouTube, the videos are 5 years old.

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As porn site pounds hard on piracy laws, Cox pulls out prematurely

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Re: Copyright Issues

"Porn certainly would not meet the definition of 'useful arts'."

All art is useful if it changes someone's mood. If I hear a tune and I like it, it's useful. Same with a film, any film. That is what art is. Is an unmade bed art? or a pile of bricks? Both were on display in a museum.

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Everybody dance now: Watch this AI code fool friends into thinking you can cut a rug like a pro

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Same here, I had to click on 'Youtube' to watch it on Youtube.

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Don't mean to alarm you – but NASA is about to pummel the planet with huge frikkin' space laser

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Now we know

NASA were strapped for cash but suddenly they can do this? They told the Orange one that they had lasers in space and could shoot terrorists from orbit. Then SPACE FORCE was born.

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That's the way the cookies crumble: Consent banners up 16% since GDPR

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Dilbert

Just get them to email you the comic or go to a comics web site and read it peace.

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Samsung Galaxy Watch: A tough and classy activity tracker

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Re: God that’s ugly!

'40mm - 42mm is the norm now'. If Arnie wore a watch, what size would it be? Real men wear big watches. This size thing is running parallel to phone sizes. What was once laughed at is normal now.

I'm waiting for one that doubles as a satellite dish.

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Re: Just what I need

Androids do breathe but not for the reasons you think. Commander Data breathes to control temperature. And he has many internal chronometers so I doubt he would find any watch useful for anything.

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Windows is coming to Chromebooks… with Google’s blessing

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Twice as good

Double the spyware.

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Crooks swipe plutonium, cesium from US govt nuke wranglers' car. And yes, it's still missing

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Monkey Dust

Reminds me of a sketch on Monkey Dust, where two men are trying to sell plutonium door to door. Bits of their bodies are falling off.

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We might be skimming the Surface, but it looks like Microsoft's readying a wallet-friendly device

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Nothing new

How long before the usual happens and they abandon it?

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RIP Peter Firmin: Clangers creator dies aged 89

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Soup Dragon

I loved the Clangers but nobody was able to answer the question of where the soup came from.

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Why the 'feudal' tech monopolies run rings around competition watchdogs

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Re: sky had a monopoly on premiership football

The real solution was not to split the rights but to make it illegal for one company to have 'exclusive' rights. That way BT, Virgin, etc would all show all the games and they would complete on quality of service and price. Which is what it should be like in the first place. Buying up rights then exhorting money should not be allowed.

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Buttonless and port-free: Expect the next iPhone to be as smooth as a baby's bum

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Acolytes

No matter what Apple remove, the faithful will always make a case as to why it is the best thing to happen and Apple is right in doing it. The strange thing is these people don't realize is the main thing Apple is removing is their hard earned cash. Leaving them with less. One day they'll wake up and smell the coffee.

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Don't panic, but your baby monitor can be hacked into a spycam

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The only reason I would use a baby monitor is if my child was really ill. I mean with wires monitoring heart rate or on a drip for medicine. Or if I lived in a mansion with 40 rooms where the nursery was in the upper west wing. As none of the above applies then letting a child that needs attention call out (cry) is good. It develops the lungs and teaches Jr patience as the parent dosn't appear every time it farts. I used to love technology but now i'm an old fart I fail to the reason for most of its existence unless the aim is to give your privacy away for free.

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Priceless: The cost to BT for bothering you with spam? 1.5 UK pence per email

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% of income

Big Corps should be fined a percentage of their income. They are not a person so they should be treated like the faceless companies they are. After a few rounds all abusing corps will fall into line. If I were BT I'd be lining up the next mail shot and laughing all the way to the bank.

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Now Microsoft ports Windows 10, Linux to homegrown CPU design

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Re: I'm sick to the back teeth of the pack of morons...

Blame M$. If they had not behaved like criminals with Windows 10 and not adopted techniques of spyware then I'm sure they would not get the amount of flak whenever their name appears. They seem not to care about anybody and do whatever suits them whenever they want. They may well come up with the best chip design but because they are M$ they will use it to shaft as many people as they can. Sony with their rootkits, feature removal and propitiatory crap get the same hatred as they too will never change until bankruptcy looms. If M$ just wrote an OS and softwares that didn't try to own you then these comments would fade away.

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Computer says "No"

Only M$ approved programs allowed any where near your computer. Expect this chip to phone home every time you take a shit. Reminds of an ad M$ was running 2+ years ago about how they would stamp out computer crime, by spying on everything you do.

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Google-free Android kit tipped to sell buckets

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Re: What do people want in a smartwatch?

All I want is a watch that tells the time accurate to the second. Battery life measured in decades. Other complications would include date, day. stopwatch, etc. Waterproof and shock proof.

It already exists. My watch is all the above and solar powered. The only thing I need do is look at it. Everything is automatic. I give you the old Edifice waveceptor range by Casio. Ruined now by the inclusion of bluetooth and phone pairing.

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Indiegogo lawyer asks ZX Spectrum reboot firm: Where's the cash?

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What do they expect?

When I were a lad you bought things that existed. Now idiots like to throw cash at vapour then complain when they get vapour. Hey, stop complaining, you got exactly what you paid for. Learn a lesson. Pay for real things when they are in the shops and not before.

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Microsoft reveals which Windows bugs it might decide not to fix

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Re: doing something clearly very very important

How else is M$ supposed to earn a crust? It has to collect all your personal info and package it up to send to the mothership. That task cannot be delayed for any reason. It needs to know where to look for your latest submissions.

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Actual control of Windows 10 updates (with a catch)... and more from Microsoft

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Re: Nice embedded device there...

The definition of blackmail: Paying someone not to do something. Can M$ sink any lower?

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Yahoo! Kills! The! Messenger!

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Yahoo is slowly destroying it's self

Too true. They bought Coolpreviews an addon which previews links in mini pop-in pages. Makes browsing faster and cleaner. It is unique and nobody has written anything similar. The First thing they did was to shut it down. And Yahoo wonders why it's not popular? It part of the mentality of buying cool things then instantly destroying them. Kind of like a bully stamping on your lunch.

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Psst! you don't put a space before an exclamation mark. English 101.

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British egg producers saddened by Google salad emoji update

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Re: I don't get it

Just to be clear I don't have a favourite colour. I was just trying to make a point. That the individual should change, not the world. If Vegans get to dictate stuff for everyone, then any foolishness should be allowed. Even changing every picture to please one person because in the 21st century no minority no matter how small is allowed to be upset.

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I don't get it

How can any sane person become upset because and image shows an egg in a salad? You may not like eggs and not eat them but how is an egg salad offensive. I don't like the colour blue. Should I rage at the sky and demand that all pictures in the world change the colour to suit me?

When is this madness of pandering to every one going to stop. In the real world there is always going to be things you like and others don't. God I hate this generation. People should not just grow up but grow a spine too.

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Hmmm, we can already seize your stuff, so why can't we shoot down your drone, officials mull

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Is private property worth more than a human life?

It depends on the colour of your skin.

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Microsoft partners to fling out collabo-visual Ginormonitors this year

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Re: Incidentally, what browser/search engine/phone/social media do you use?

Why do people justify a wrong by pointing to something else that is also wrong? That does not make it right. I just makes you look like a fool. M$ spys and steals data from their users. That's fine because Facebook does the same? Please come up with an adult argument that makes data slurping OK.

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Four hydrogen + eight caesium clocks = one almost-proven Einstein theory

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Re: Impact on Segal's law?

A man with 2 Edifce waveceptor watches knows that they will always show the same exact time to the second. (not the new crappy blutooth one).

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Re: spring water

Unless you personally go to a spring yourself all bottled 'spring water' is treated to remove the bacteria that is in raw spring water. Spring Water is a marketing term to make people believe that the water is special and not just water and to make them pay more. Mixing real dirty 'spring water' with whiskey might make it safe to drink.

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Nadella tells worried GitHub devs: Judge us by our actions

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"Judge us by our actions"

Is this the same Microsoft that planted spyware on millions of computers? The same Microsoft that back ported spyware to Windows 7? The same shitsack that made clicking on 'X' mean go ahead and install?

The same turd that gave a choice of 'install now' or 'install later' with no option not to?

Yes, Judge them by their actions.

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Linus Torvalds decides world isn’t ready for Linux 5.0

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Re: went away with the advent of the tilt function on single wheels for side scrolling

I had a hell of a time finding a replacement mouse with that feature. Finally I bought a job lot on eBay so i'll be able to tilt for the next 3 decades+. Wouldn't use a mouse without it..

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Select few to watch World Cup in 4K high dynamic range colour on BBC iPlayer

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Recap

To save everyone's time I'll sum up how England will pay it's matches.

At kick off for the first 10 minutes they'll actually a play good game. If by chance they score they'll transform into idiot mode. 1-0 All the players at that time think the game is over and they have won. They'll weakly pass the ball back (not forward) to keep their goalkeeper happy. At that point the opposing side will get the ball and slam it in the back of the net. 1-1. This will shock England who will panic and give the ball away and start the theatrics such as claiming the ball is theirs when they kick it out of bounds and diving to claim a free kick or penalty. The other team will score a few more times. 3-1. Half time. More of the same tactic less playing then some young gun will break free and score for England. This results in more time wasting defending rather than attacking. Final whistle. England lose as usual. After match analists (sic) will claim the ref was biased and 'foreign player' cheated. You read it here first.

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Beardy Branson: Wacky hyperloop tube maglev cheaper than railways

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Re: Technological objections

It doesn't matter what I think, it is a pertinent question. A tunnel which is 100s of miles long will take huge amounts of power to suck out the air. As an experiment try to suck the air out of a plastic bottle (1 litre) it takes effort. Now times it by a 100 million and tell me how many pumps would be needed? If you put a door in the vacuum tunnel air will rush in. How do you get people in the tunnel which is a vacuum? Air lock I hear you say. Great, more pumping of air. How fast can you pump air out? The train which must contain air for the people to arrive alive at the other end must be air tight. What happens if it springs a leak in a vacuum? Explosive decompression. How strong do these trains need to be to withstand all that pressure. I've read and seen videos on Hyperloop and they never go near answering any of the above. The Hyperloop in use would be like going to the edge of space. Are the trains going to be mini space shuttles? It's a non starter until they work out these things and where all the power will come from that will take to make a 100+ mile tube become a vacuum. My opinion means nothing but don't let science spoil the dream. Go on Youtube and watch the progress of Hyperloop. You'll see a tiny rusty tunnel and tiny capsules that would struggle to hold a dog. The tunnels are not in vacuum. There are no pumps anywhere. You would think the testing would include that somewhere. I'd settle on seeing a 100-1 scale model working but no, nothing but a rusty pipe with water in it. Close your eyes and try imagining you going on the Hyperloop. Tell me how you get in the tunnel and out of it at the other end without breaking the vacuum.

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Re: Technological objections

How will they maintain a vacuum in a tube 100s of miles long? How will any of the mid way stations work? What happens if a seal breaks? How do you stop a bullet in a vacuum? What happens if the air pressure in the cabin fails? You are in a vacuum so all the air will be sucked out killing everyone before the train stops. How much power will be needed to suck 1000s of litres of air out? I don't think any of the above have been addressed. It's not a closed loop that you beam people into, people have to get on and off the train via a door. How many hours of wait time while the track ahead is cleared of air? It must work because I saw the beginning of Futurama. There are good reasons to do things. It normally starts with imagining the thing in question actually performing the task. Nobody seems to have given this any thought at all.

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MPs slam UK.gov's 'unacceptable' hoarding of custody images

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One law for them, another for you.

And people wonder why people hate the police. They get to do criminal acts but who prosecutes them?

If this was a private company that failed to comply with the law, heads would roll. If plod does it any excues is reason enough.

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