* Posts by gandalfcn

76 posts • joined 5 Oct 2009


Japanese sat tech sinks Sea Shepherd anti-whaling activists' hopes


Re: @gandalfcn

Fairy Nuff. but when people make inane comments it does tend to annoy.


Re: I don't get it...

"All things being equal you can detect a transmitted radar signal over twice as far away as the transmitting antenna will get a usable return."

It would therefore appear the military have wasted rather a lot of money on developing radar warning receivers.


Re: I don't get it...

"'So you think SOLAS etc. are for the obedience of fools?'" Wrong.

The point yo now make is not what you were saying.

It is however a very sensible point. You should have made it earlier.


Re: I don't get it...

"It would be a shame if the circuit breaker popped and you didn't notice though right?"

Wrong. You don't know much about AIS do you? Or shipboard electrics

"Rules are for the obedience of fools and the guidance of wise men" So you think SOLAS etc. are for the obedience of fools? The opposite is true. SOLAS is to combat the actions of fools. or don't you know anything about SOLAS and the sad history of safety at sea?

"which are Sea Shepard?" I suggest you are an idiot for even contemplating that post in the context you made it.

Fools rush in springs to mind.


Re: I don't get it...

Do you know what ADS-B is? Do you know the difference between ships and aircraft?

wrt AIS. Ships fitted with AIS must keep AIS in operation at all times, except where international agreements, rules or standards provide for the protection of navigational information. OK?

"a straightforward radar receiver to detect another ship's emissions long before you're in radar return range." Please explain


Re: I don't get it...

"Arguably the Sea Shepherd's campaign has delayed the decline of the Japanese whaling industry" Arguably it hasn't.

"There's many ways of finding out where ships are that don't necessarily require satellites" Such as?

Anyway, satellite AIS is now quite cheap and widely used by merchant vessels. No military needed.

China to identify commentards with real‑name policy


Re: Scanning Utility bills.

"Anywhere that has requested ID from me have been quite happy to take my printed bills as proof of address."

Your point being?


Re: Scanning Utility bills.

It is ironic that government pushes the use of electronic billing and paying and yet still demands proof in the form of utility bills etc.

Similarly with insurance companies, pension funds and so on ad infinitum.

On a sightly different note, one utility co. I had problems with went incandescent when I provided a copy of my current passport as proof of identity, at their request, which passport was different from the one I had provided about 18 years previously. One has to wonder at the wonders of bureaucracy.

75 years ago, one Allied radar techie changed the course of WW2


Gareth Corfield

"communist Russia." Wrong. USSR. You sound like a Septic, because that is what they call Russia today, that or Soviet Russia.

"RAF radio direction finding stations (RDF, the short-lived original term for radar)" Wrong, completely wrong. RDF is RDF and radar is radar. They existed side by side for decades.

The sky is blue, water is wet and UK PC shipments are down


Re: re: the sky is blue etc

Phil O'Sophical, you say "I just think it's a silly idea to have one government", which is interesting as you are saying no country in the EU has it's own government and therefore there are no parliamentary elections for Westminster. Vey interesting indeed. I can only presume you don't get out very often. Did you by any remote chance vote for the UK to leave the EU?

So the UK could regain the sovereignty it never lost etc?

Wisconsin advances $3bn bribe incentives package for Foxconn


Re: ..wouldn’t consider it a sure thing

Philip, you are somewhat naive. It's called rampant capitalism.

Strip club selfie bloke's accidental discharge gets him 6 years in clink


Re: Florida

The ultimate "blow job".

She's arrived! HMS Queen Lizzie enters Portsmouth Naval Base


Re: Genuine question

Would it have been sensible not to have started the whole debacle in the first place and spent the money on something useful like education and health?

GoDaddy gives white supremacist site its marching orders after Charlottesville slur


I don't think you understand the difference between someone hating their veggie greens and the hatred and violence espoused by the fanatical right.

US prosecutors demand data to unmask every visitor to anti-Trump protest website


Re: Of course Trump's government will also ask...

I see you have a Nazi downvoting you. Very sad.

Tech billionaire Khosla loses battle over public beach again – and still grants no access


Re: Over my dead body!

Maybe he doesn't want people to see his willy. or him kissing his boyfriend?

Foot-long £1 sausage roll arrives


"Um... You *do* know what sausage casings are made of, right?

Are or were?


"Pay for decent food - America is a lesson to us all"

The downvoters are probably Septics who believe their country's dietary intake is the best in the world.

Just like their education and healthcare.

China can't find anyone smart enough to run its whizzbang $180m 1,640ft radio telescope


Re: I would do it...


You mean like paper, the magnetic compass and so on I assume?

Next you'll be saying the Daily Fail is a reliable source.


Re: I would do it...


This the PRC not the USA you realise.

They probably already know who is to get the job, the rest is no doubt PR bs for internal consumption.

Mind you, your piss take was good.

Snopes lawsuit latest: Judge orders disputed cash can flow to fact-checking site


Re: Snopes is a Damaged Brand....

"especially something political, like "global warming" or "climate change" or whatever name Algore is using for it these days" you must have been listening to Monckton and the other lying deniers..



The Telegraph has killed Prince Philip


Re: Telegraph

But what has the Daily Wail to say, or the Excess?

Fox News fabricated faux news with Donald Trump, lawsuit claims


Re: Interesting story

Big John, you posted "I guess I better stop thinking so much!" Which seems somewhat at odds with reality, because your posts have indicated you are incapable of thought.


Re: Interesting story

Why did Fox retract the story? If it was true, why did they?

Steve Bannon wants Facebook, Google 'regulated like utilities'


Re: YOS!

I suspect the person was attempting to be amusing.

UK.gov: You can't have our drone test results because... er, security


Re: Federal Aviation Authority?

Which is why "so many" rather than most or all. I did not claim the whole group were. OK?


Re: Federal Aviation Authority?

Why is it that so many drone users are apparently complete dickheads?

Uneasy rest the buttocks on the iron throne. Profits plunge 14% at Sky UK and Ireland


Re: It's worse than that

And people complain about BBC whist at the same time paying a fortune to Sky + ads. Funny people are the Brits.

Slapping crap bosses just got cheaper: Blighty's Supreme Court nixes tribunal fees


Re: Setting a good example

Big John can you please explain why an innocent person would wan't to pardon himself and jis associated? An innocent person would have no need to do that. Or, for your obviously non existent brain only a liar and guilt ridden con man would contemplate pardoning guilty people and himself.


Re: only if you ignore UNISON

What relevance has the Cumberland Presbyterian Church?


Re: Judicial independence

You forgot to mention Don the Fart and the good old USofA


I agree, but the Brexir Brigade don't. Remember they are traitors and against the interests of the working classes.

I wonder what the Tory media (Fail, Excess et al) have to say now?

Snopes.com asks for bailout amid dispute over who runs the site and collects ad dollars



Presumably you also "believe" the KKK is a "libtard" organisation and GW Bush was a leftie communist Marxist?

Southern awarded yet another 'most moaned about rail firm' gong


The unions between the Tories and foreign governments?

Or the unions between the Tories and big business?

Or both?



Interesting the Tories are ideologically opposed to public ownership of public utilities whilst happily encouraging foreign governments to profit off the UK taxpayer. I suggest there is something going seriously wrong in the UK and people have not yet woken up to having been suckered by snake oil sales people.

China censors drop the soap operas, sitcoms


Re: It's disgusting that regimes like this still exist in this modern world.

"I just want to point out that the U.S. achieved all of that without having all the brutality."

In your dreams ducky, in your dreams. And neither did the UK.


"And that is causing concern that the next Tiananmen Square could be coming up, as the burgeoning young population starts to view their government as less a benevolent dictator than an interfering and possibly negative influence in their lives."

Someone needs to cut back on the funny drugs.

Stop all news – it's time for us plebs to be told about BBC paycheques!


Re: Scrutiny...

The whole thing is pointless unless all media are required to publish the details of how much they all pay. Starting with the Murdoch media and the Daily Wail.

Will they? Will they f**k.

So it is a waste of time you BBC bashers, aka Tories and the right wing media.

UK regulator set to ban ads depicting bumbling manchildren


Don the Fart

If this legislation is passed will it mean the end of clips about little handed Donnie and put an end to his future prospects of stardom?

Nearly three-quarters of convicted TV Licence non-payers are women


I find it interesting that people on the right wing of politics are always screaming about the BBC being left wing and people on the left wing of politics are always ranting that the BBC is rigjht wing. Which is a fact. Try reading HYS for a few weeks and comments on YT etc.

Stop and think about this.

Also what most proponents of getting rid of the BBC because there are free tv channels seem to forget that they are paying via the ads, whether they use the products being advertised or not. Exceedingly unfair.

They also seem to want people like Murdoch to control the UK media. Total lunacy.

Go to the USA and see what happens there, mostly crap, at least the BBC sets a high standard which other channels have to try and emulate.

End of rant.

US laptops-on-planes ban now applies to just one airport, ends soon


Re: Guns

Japan has one of the lowest rates of gun crime in the world. In 2014 there were just six gun deaths, compared to 33,599 in the US. What is the secret? No secret, it's called gun control. Septics of course say gun control doesn't and can't work. Amazing stupidity.


Re: Guns

"Article states these were guns found in carry-on bags, not checked luggage."

But anonymous hacks paid by the NRA don't like facts.

But they do seem to love guns and killing people.

Dear racist Airbnb host, we've enrolled you in an Asian American studies course


Real Racism

Apparently, that well known promoter of truth and harmony, Alex Jones, managed to work out the "Asian" female was totally to blame.


Re: I call that a result

"In America they still have free speech" I think you misunderstand what free speech is, it doesn't mean licence to abuse people or be racist, which so many Septics and quire a few Brits seem to think.

It arises from freedom to criticise the government of the day but has been hijacked to mean an excuse to be obnoxious.

Adult toy retailer slapped down for 'RES-ERECTI*N' ad over Easter


Jesus Christ, the founder of Christianity,

"Jesus Christ, the founder of Christianity," Was he? Or was Christianity founded in his name?

As your opening was false it doesn't say much for your intellect does it?


Re: Its offensive that I must treat people who claim to believe in a sky fairy...

"Many of the famous names in science believed in God."

What is that supposed to prove other than the fact that there was no alternative in their societies at the time if they didn't want to be ostracised or even tortured etc.?

And what about all the non-Christian "names" from outside the so called Christian World? Presumably they don't matter because the weren't Christians. Correct?

You give religion a bad name. Thank god!

Just in time for summer boozing: Boffins smash world record for the most perfect ice cubes


most perfect

There is no such thing as "most perfect" is there?

Trump backs off idea for joint US/Russian 'impenetrable Cyber Security unit'


Re: Orangutans are offended

Especially The Librarian.


Re: Whats this GUI thingy?

"Just in case you were struggling with this I'll helpfully list some of them out."

Not to mention the Qatar fiasco.



Correct Bob, there is no clown in the White House, a clown tends to have empathy and understand people and would probably do a far better job than Don the Con the Fart.



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