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America throws down gauntlet: Accept extra security checks or don't carry laptops on flights

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Re: Compromising passengers safety

>Lithium battery fires are known events

So Boeing powering parts of the aircraft with them would seem to be especially "special needs"

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Re: Just a thought

By an international terrorist group that can fake an operational Macbook air well enough to fool a TSA expert in an x-ray.

But can't manage to get one of their supporters a minimum wage job ramp side where they can put the bomb in the truck they are allowed to drive through with no checks?

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Re: Shelley Berman knew how to do it

>Or any inhabitant of Brixton in London without a pale skin in the 1980s, 1990's and noughties..

And how many bombs were planted / politicians blown up by Afro-Caribbean teenagers? None.

Shows how effective the SPG was !

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US airlines have the technoloy

So the new rule will be if you fly to the US on a US carrier you get to take your laptop. If you chose to fly Emirates, Etihad, Singapore you don't.

I remember the days of flyin tp the US pre-911. At Heathrow you would have to get your US checked baggage x-rayed separately after checkin. They would then put a "security scanned" sticker on it and give it back to you so you could take it back to the baggage drop! Not even security theatre, more like security pantomime

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Re: Anon

I think a no-arseholes rule when travelling to America may be difficult to implement

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Search results suddenly missing from Google? Well, BLAME CANADA!

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Re: Does this mean...

> demands from Saudi, Iran

Ironically bans on Canadian bacon and Canadian Club whisky adverts

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A minister for GDS? Don't talk digital pony

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Re: 2 DUPS / year

You're right. How could anyone spend 20DUPs/year on IT ????

Still it does save the cost of repainting the current 350M/week bus

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2 DUPS / year

That's more than 35M/week - quick paint it on a buss.

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Ride-snare: Lyft ruse helps cops cuff suspect in tech CEO murder case

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Re: @LDS, Would that be a MITM attack then?

That's why you need to check if it is a genuine London taxi driver by asking them the secret passphrase:

"so what about all these immigrants?"

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Pwned UK SME fined £60K for leaving itself vulnerable to hack attack

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Re: OK

What if the attackers were a foreign inteligence agency using zero day exploits that your own security service hadn't published?

If I got hit by a N Korea ICMB would that be my fault for not securing a proper ABM defence ?

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Blunder down under: self-driving Aussie cars still being thwarted by kangaroos

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Re: What about wombats

Not to mention the drop bears ,,,,,

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Obvious solution

Self-driving Kangaroos.

Replace the unpredictable dangerous marsupials with predictable reliable robot versions

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Concorde without the cacophony: NASA thinks it's cracked quiet supersonic flight

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Re: A luddite writes... @scatter

>"That's a whole day saved on the round trip - definitely not insignificant to me."

Unless the added security takes longer than the flight

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Re: A luddite writes...

>Who will use a supersonic airliner?

Nobody, this isn't about making an airliner

Nasa has to beg for money each year. This year it has to beg for money from republicans who think Nasa is full of godless commies who do science and global warming.

this shows Nasa is really about making America Great Again and therefore deserves funding

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Northern Ireland bags £150m for broadband pipes in £1bn Tory bribe

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Re: Racial slurp

>The "Irish people only eat potatos" slur only applies to Southern Irish catholics"

Is gravy-chip still the height of N Ireland cuisine ?

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Re: Remember it's not a "Coalition" it's a "No-alition."

>And only £100m per seat in support.

Suddenly those expenses don't look too bad do they?

Couldn't they have just bought each DUP MP a duck island ?

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Re: Be very afraid

>And thats before you look at the DUP's role in the recent and very expensive dodgy renewables scandal.

That's the good part - it shows that they are modern politicians that we can do business with

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>for 1.8m people it's only £250/head per year.

Although I suspect it might be targeted at roughly half off the heads.

I'm guessing that not a lot of this infrastructure spend is going to the Falls Rd

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Australian govt promises to push Five Eyes nations to break encryption

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Re: Fight terrrism

Percentage where encryption was used in terrorist attacks in London / Paris / Germany = 0%

Percentage of attacks where a van was used = 100%

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Fight terrrism

Force manufacturers to fit backdoors to transit vans

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Ex-NASA bod on Gwyneth Paltrow site's 'healing' stickers: 'Wow. What a load of BS'

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Re: Bah!

>These stickers contain no quantums of any kind.

Did you open the box?

Warning: wave function will collapse on observing contents

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Re: joke?

She "starred" in Sliding Doors so obviously has a sense of irony.

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Re: Why I'm a consultant.

>I've been told I have no morals - too right, I sold them years ago.

Then you aren't really a consultant.

A real consultant keeps their morals in a box and charges people to tel them about them

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Re: Remind me...

Whereas in Britain (*) they could sue you for libel for daring to question the effectiveness, and would win unless you could prove that they were deliberately trying to trick people and weren't just idiots.

* until recently when Simon Singh spent a million quid trying to defend himself. But it's still the law in N Ireland.

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FCC: LEO ISPs A-OK

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Re: My guess is that they'll follow the Iridium model...

Costs have gone down a lot.

Getting to LEO is a lot cheaper than in the days of Iridium.

The cost of the satellites is going to be 0.1xbugger-all once you are mass producing 1000 of them

Since they are going into low earth orbit with a life of a few years you don't use space qualified milspec components and spend years in a clean room testing them - you use commercial grade parts with a standard design and if a few payloads fail - who cares you have a mesh of 1000 of them

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Darkness to fall over North America from a total solar eclipse

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Re: Darkness fell over America in November

It's a lot better having to cope with a few lone nutters than an efficient and organised group funded and armed by the Americans - thank you.

Ps how is today's school shooting? Have you ever thought of kicking all the white people out ?

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Genoans flout terror ban with bumper basil hand baggage policy

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Re: I'm confident I will regret this

A piquant delicacy certain to delight even the most jaded of palets

A perfect accompaniment to deep fried confectionery to be found at all the best weegie dinner tables

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Breaking news, literally: Newspaper's quakebot rumbled for fake story

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Re: Real time monitoring...

Presumably in a narrow range between "large enough to care about" and "destroyed the infrastructure to send the email"

York city council setup an expensive flood detection and warning system when the alternative was a web server in any riverside pub = "If you can't reach this page the river is flooded"

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Canadian sniper makes kill shot at distance of 3.5 KILOMETRES

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Re: More detail please - or maybe less

You hit one !

It wasn't the one I was aiming for

Nevermind

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Tesla death smash probe: Neither driver nor autopilot saw the truck

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Re: They still call it Autopilot?

>I'm also amazed to learn from this that the car didn't know it had crashed,

We need lawmakers to demand all cars have a "roof torn off by driving under truck" sensor

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Re: Darwinian selection.

But he only died because he was sitting up in the front seat.

If he had been lying down asleep in the back he would have gone under the trailer safely.

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'No decision' on Raytheon GPS landing system aboard Brit aircraft carriers

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Available for weddings, Bar mizvahs ...

Note the useful addition of some nice marquees allowing the boat to be used for public functions and generate revenue while in dock.

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Guess who's just locked up £1.5bn Australian prison mega-contract? Our very own Serco

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Australia Mega Prison

Well it worked before

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The Internet of Flying Thing: Reg man returns with explicit shots

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Re: cover most of the Earth - except...unluckily for them, Iceland

The busy no electronic devices allowed Europe to N America route ?

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Re: Interesting that South America is covered far better than North America

I think they are working on a plan to move N America to be over the equator,

IIRC It involves electing a president who can make the founding fathers spin in their graves fast enough to provide a torque to flip the axis

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Intel: Joule's burned, Edison switched off, and Galileo – Galileo is no more

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Re: rPi was never the competitor

I would outsource the manufactue of the low value chips to someone else.

There is no need to do everything inhouse.

In fact you don't need a foundary at all, do you ARM / AMD ?

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Fancy buying our aircraft carrier satnav, Raytheon asks UK

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Re: almost useless

Any navy with a chance of sinking your carrier is too big to have a war against.

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Re: Does this mean

>But if they pay for this self-landing technology, you start to wonder why they bother with the meatsack at the sharp end of the aircraft.

Computers just can't understand the banter

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Re: Himself? Herself?

>well I guess the F35s ought to be male to reflect their micro-aggression capabilities

And their complete inability to multi-task ?

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Re: But.... Does it actually work?

>Well, seeing as the UK has bought them primarily for use on our carriers, I hope you're wrong about that.

These were the carriers without catapults with aircraft that couldn't take off vertically without melting the deck, with an arrester hook that didn't work and couldn't land verticaly with any fuel or weapons load ?

Even assuming you got enough of the software to work that the planes could fly at all

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Re: But.... Does it actually work?

>Remember that "jitter" is injected into Civilian GPS

Not for the last 17 years it isn't. The current set of satelites don't even have the capability

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Re: But.... Does it actually work?

>I witnessed the first trials of Harriers landing on Ark Royal

That's the beauty of the F35, by not having any carrier take off and landing capability a lot of stress on the airframe and pilots is reduced.

Our aircraft carriers will be perfectly able to carry aircraft around safely. A simple system of drawing chalk outlines around them when they are parked will allow them to be located to within inches

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Report estimates cost of disruption to GPS in UK would be £1bn per day

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Re: undead eLORAN

Unless they have a "you are here" notice on them

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Re: I haven't seen the gov report, but

I believe the door system is called Human Augmented Non Directional Leveraged Exit (HANDLE)

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Re: Why not..

Since GPS is pretty much line of sight and you need to be in site of 4 towers (3 if you don't need height) then you would need quite a lot of towers.

As an alternative, why not a national grid of towers with their OSGB grid coordinates painted in large friendly letters? Then you would know where you were exactly

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Re: That said ..

Judging from the time it takes some people to decide at a junction - I think most beige Honda Accords are using sun sightings as a means of navigation.

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Re: And why not?

A National Positioning System using British satelites that orbit the M25?

Like the man that goes into the map shop and asks for a globe.

No not one of those Earth ones - I just want a globe of London

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Israel gets spooky with national quantum lab

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Re: Put in front of hackers to see what they think

The quantum bit is completely unbreakable.

The terminals at both ends, the routing, the authentication, the machine you are displaying the message on however ...

Like HTTPS on ebay, it confirms that your credit card details are perfectly encrypted on their way to the scammer on the other end of the transaction

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Oh, wow, Canada: No more carrier-locked phones for Canucks

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Re: Land of the Free

I am a staunch Telus-denier, I believe that Telus is a hoax.

There is no reliable evidence that Telus ever provided a mobile phone signal

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Re: Land of the Free

Canada still has among the highest cell prices in the world.

This is completely unrelated to the 2 providers having a near monopoly and any competition being effectively banned. Telcos are required to be Canadian owned, and any upstart is investigated for any trace of foreign investment and forced to sell out to one of the governments 2 golfing buddies

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