* Posts by Dave 15

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US Coast Guard: We're rather chuffed with our new Boeing spy drone

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Re: Roboat?

NO NO NO

Do NOT buy foreign

You forget that if you buy local a huge chunk of the 'cost' comes back as tax, unemployment and benefit savings and the savings in policing because people in work need less watching

What you need to do is buy sufficient of the ships to make it worth while (so instead of 8 buy 80... there is one hell of a lot of sea and if we ever did end up in a war again we need to protect our food supplies). When we are building that number we can build them cheaper and fix the problems then manage to sell them to others... the French manage to sell to the Russians, the Chinese and Indian navies are often buying not to mention the Australians... a great opportunity awaits

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Re: Is the U.S, Coast Guard lending personnel to the RN?

No I wouldn't, in fact I would advise them to steer well clear. Even if you do get deployed you daren't shoot the enemy in case you get locked up for life, even though if you don't shoot them they will surely kill you either in the street outside your barracks or on patrol. Your personal equipment will be inadequate, your training is how to clean and disassemble your gun to the point you can do it blindfold ... not that it actually needs cleaning because you won't get to fire it even on a range... apart from the SAS a soldier gets to fire a gun on training no more than 3 times a year because the accountants worry about the cost... lives are cheap but bullets aren't). Then you will notice every government (including Thatcher and Blair) send the forces to war only to make half the survivors redundant, my suspicion is they realise that letting an enemy shoot our guys is cheaper than a redundancy package.

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Re: @ Ledswinger -- £10m a year for a drone?

The Americans screwed the British in WW1 with inflated prices then shafted us with the Washington naval treaty (because we owed them so much cash), then repeated the exercise in ww2 (here, we will take all your gold, all your companies all your foreign bases, saddle you with a huge debt, then stir up trouble in your empire because we are jealous so you and the Russians can fight the Germans until we can walk in at the end and make sure we mp up the whole of europe for free).

Since then the Americans have forced us to abandon the Suez with financial threats, involved us as lapdogs in multiple small wars, forced again with economic force to abandon successful British planes, missiles and technology and replace it with expensive American junk (like the F35).

With friends like this who needs enemies? And as for the state of the British military - apart from our own governments entirely antiBritish stance the meddling of the Americans has cost us a huge amount

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Re: £10m a year for a drone?

I have said it before, once the armed forces are cut below a level at which they are actually useful you might as well forget it and scrap them totally. We passed that threshold probably 30 years back. The current situation is stupid and pointless. Take the whole of the armed services and they couldn't successfully defend the Isle of White from a bunch of paintballers far less anyone with a real gun.

Its not the fault of the front line soldier or airman but equipment such as a huge aircraft carrier with only half a dozen aircraft that fall out of the sky in rough weather or run out of fuel 20 seconds after take off and present a radar footprint the size of an Americans backside on the way back to top up the petrol tanks is pointless - even more so when they are in bits all over europe for upgrades and repairs we aren't allowed to carry out. The airforce is so small it is pointless, tied to airfields because the one plane capable of not using an airfield is now sitting in a desert in USA in bits just means it will be wiped out in a single bombing raid by any intelligent enemy (in ww2 the Germans nearly succeeded before mistakenly turning to bombing London and the airforce in those days was actually big enough to call a force), and as for the army, a few tanks from Spain with German engines so they cant be replaced when they get shot up, not enough bullets to fight for more than 24 hours and not enough body armour for the less than Wembley stadium sized army.... for heavens sake the whole British army is less than a football crowd.

Pointless, a waste of money.

If I were PM I would be building 10 large nuclear carriers with catapults and arrester wires, 20 smaller Hermes size also equipped the same (including nuclear propulsion) because ALL of them can fly either Harrier or conventional planes (Hermes DID fly conventional jets before the addition of te ski jump), this would make 10 carrier groups for deployment around the world each group would need a selection of probably around 10 or so anti aircraft, anti sub and anti surface destroyer/frigate/cruisers. There would then be another 20 resupply fleets capable of dragging food, planes, fuel and consisting of supply ships and support/protection vessels. Resupply submarines and attack subs. All to be made and equipped in the UK with UK equipment including UK planes. Similar would add a few hundred heavy and light tanks , helicopter gunships and harrier squadrons to the Army along with upping its front line strength to 250k kitting all with British made uniforms (not the chinese shit they have at the moment) along with British guns and British bullets. The airforce would need new Harriers possibly extra speed, tsr2 reinvigorated and completed, a low radar tsr3, fuel tankers, large bombers (new vulcans/victors/valients), transport planes, drones and helicopters.

Yup total package would cost a lot, but it would mean we could actually defend ourselves and if we buy British it would provide us with short term jobs and then a longer term future as a nation able to produce and sell arms. I know its not to everyones taste to sell guns etc but we are happy to sell cars that polute and kill along with other dubious practices so why not sell something we have historically been very good at making?

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Euro Patent Office staff warns board of internal rule changes

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Re: "seize private property" ?

I guess if you sign a contract saying you will allow your employer to come round and sniff around in your dirty laundry then they can. I can't see how they can retrofit such an intrusive feature to a contract. Of course though the easiest way to deal with this is to all get together and tell him where to stuff his new contract.... requires you all to stick together

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Britain must send its F-35s to Italy for heavy overhauls, decrees US

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Re: Take back control

Stop looking East and look West for the real threat.

While I dont dispute that Russia is scary and probably not pleasant look at the behaviour and stance of the USA.

US military spending 611bn

The next 9 countries added together... 640bn

this is not defence but active offensive spending

Interestingly of course the US also controls the armed forces of some of these 9 - e.g. UK (we do as we are told without question... ask Blair).

Now it turns out that not only do some of these forces (the UK ones) act only when told to but because we are totally dependent on American supplied planes, missiles and even in our case maintenance of our supposedly independent nuclear arsenal , suggesting that the American military is even stronger than on the surface could be believed.

Looking to Navies..

US 10 aircraft carriers, 22 cruisers, 62 destroyers and a pile more other stuff

Next place...

China 1 carrier (like Russia, UK claims 1 at the moment but it has no planes, a second is to be commissioned but will not only have no planes but a stack of mothballs and no crew). 0 cruisers, 25 destroyers and some other stuff

No the UK navy once upon a time was the strongest in the world but was only the size of the next 2 added together, not in possesion of over half the worlds fighting ships.

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Re: Take back control

I thought the Apple autobreak after repair thingy was patented

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Re: Take back control

Some of this of course dates back to the USA screwing europe during ww1 and ww2, especially the Brits who the yanks have always hated.

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More fun to be had

Seems the good old TSR2 was faster, went further, carried more, turned better, climbed harder.... we apparently have a part complete TSR2 (the forth one they made but didnt finish) to use as a starting point. True we might consider it worth fixing that landing gear but hey, what a wheeze, restart production of a 60 year old British aircraft because it is better than the yankee one of today

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Re: Widow Maker

Bet they still outfly an F35 even after the wing fell off.

Especially near a thunderstorm

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For heavens sake

It is not we can't. Its not even that we can't build better stuff. Or that what we build is not cheaper / better value. It is that we are too stupid to give the greedy back stabbing two faced back hander taking slimy turds who make the choice enough cash.

Just look at the latest Army deal.... tanks with a hull built in Spain (use them to defend Gibraltar) and engines made in Germany. The tanks and the aircraft carriers are all built from foreign steel while we shut down steel plants and pay people here to be unemployed. Even yes minister couldnt have made this mess up

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Re: Ah... it all becomes clear now

Put the planes on the carrier and send both to Turkey and let them do what they seem to do for us all the time (I guess because our own government thinks we are incapable) and demolish the lot.

We could at the same time reopen swan hunter and a few others, build some more Illustrious and Harriers. Simple, cheap, effective

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Re: Look on the bright side

Just dust off the Harrier plans. Yup the ramp is a good idea.

Alternatively stick some wires and catapults on the ships as they should have had from the start and build some buccaneers. For fun we could put the admirals, civil servants, defence ministers and prime ministers involved in the whole f35 mess on the catapult and see just how far they fly (probably further than the f35)

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Re: I don't get it...

Perhaps having some experts actually assess need, capability and compare rather than one guy taking a massive back hander or caving in to a threat.

Frankly I would rather divine the runes from a 6 month old babies shit filled nappy than listen to the crap from any of our civil servants or politicians (and all those in the top levels of the military are the same type from the same colleges... all of them very anti British)

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Re: I don't get it...

There is a good video on youtube from an Australian journalist. The Sukov is a third of the price. And on the positive side is faster, more heavily armed, more manouverable and has a much greater range than the f35. On the downside the F35s front on radar footprint is smaller making it harder for missiles to hit it. Of course when the F35 goes home for some petrol the arse radar footprint can be seen from Saturn (like the arse on most Americans)

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Shipping...

mmm, yup, shipping them back will be a great idea.

The Royal Navy have apparently scrapped their ship to ship missiles, appears the rather pathetic f35s ar insufficient in number of longevity to survive more than a sortie. Add this together the containership of scrap f35 stuff will very shortly be sitting on the bottom of the ocean with big holes in it

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Re: Turkey is a godforsaken corrupt shithole

Turkey probably is a god forsaken corrupt shit hole.... but that description unfortunately equally applies to the UK and USA. We pretend it is legal for MPs to screw the tax payer for repairs to duck houses and pretend the very rich civil servant with that wonderful new job isnt really being rewarded for giving a stonking great pile of my cash to a corrupt foreign power (like the USA) in return from some unflyable, unworkable, unmaintainable death traps (when they run our of fuel hours before the Russian Sukovs an have to turn for home the radar footprint is as huge as only an Americans arse can be)

None of this pretence actually prevents it being obvious we are living in a corrupt quagmire of sewage

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Re: You just couldn't make up all the bollocks associated with the F35s & the new carriers!

Yup, everyone involved in every stage of the purchase, specification and planning should be hung. How is it the biggest aircraft carriers we have ever built can't fly standard war planes???? For heavens sake the little Hermes managed (before someone stuck a ski ramp on her nose)

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Re: So where are we

Turks... EU????

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Re: So where are we

We build our own stuff is and always was the best option. It is doing both the Germans and the Chinese a pile of good. The Germans don't go abroad to get their police cars they shop right there in their own country. The British of course go straight past our own factories and beat a path across the channel to pick up the freeby trips and backhanders

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Re: Because the Pentagon looked at the way Airbus puts planes together and said....

If he does I will be cheering

Perhaps we could then find all our civil servants involved (traitors the lot of them) and hang the lot from the yard arms on our one armed naval vessel in Portsmouth. Might have to do it in relays of course. We could then feed the bloated corpses into the nearest gas fired power station and we would for once benefit.

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What about the deluded MOD release a while bck

They claimed Wales was a maintenance and repair centre. Someone was deluded, its just a mail forwarding depot. What a con, whole thing is a con. We should scrap the entire order and build ourselves a few hundred Harriers, and given the ships are so huge we should also build few hundred buccaneers. At least we know both planes work. We could do it in batches.. first batch exactly as original, second batch with modern engines and radar absorbing paint, final batch updated radar etc as well

Even setting up a totally new factory it would still be cheaper, the planes are known to work, known to be reliable and have proven combat ability

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Just read the MOD

They claim we are a repair hub in the UK... that claim is clearly from all other sources total and utter crap. The whole thing is a mess

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Windows 10 S forces Bing, Edge on your kids. If you don't like it, get Win10 Pro – Microsoft

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Re: Meh, I give it a few months

Well, I give it less. I can see the situation... I walk into a computer shop, I can have a crippled windows 10 without the flexibility I want, I won't buy it. Eventually the shop will end up offering you a linux distro on the box because it is not making any sales. From there to your msft shares being less valuable than your toilet paper about an hour.

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Bullyboy Apple just blew a $500m hole in our wallet, cries Qualcomm

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simple

When people dont pay stop supplying them. If they really can create the chips without a patent infringement and really think it is cheaper then they can do it.

Frankly both are greedy unpleasant yankee companies and if both sunk out of site the world would be a better place

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NSA pulls plug on some email spying before Congress slaps it down

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we didn't

Nope, honestly we didn't gather that data.... someone else did... no, sure it wouldn't have been gchq

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'I feel violated': Engineer who pointed out traffic signals flaw fined for 'unlicensed engineering'

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Actually...

Even worse, the guy didn't make anything, didn't change anything, how can it be said he engineered? So all he did was present some mathematics, if that is illegal no wonder their education sucks and their products are crap

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USA is THE place to avoid

Stupid stupid stupid people

Ridiculous idiots given power over all sorts of things

Loud and think they know it all and are best at everything (to prove they aren't just look at the F35)

Getting into the country is a nightmare, idiots who read the immigration documents take 20 minute each and read all the stupid questions.... are you a member of a terrorist organisation? I mean really?

This sort of thing, their litigation over everything?Nope, would rather go to north korea.

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US surveillance court declined less than 2 per cent of applications

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The land of the ....?

Frankly the USA is as bad as the UK. Both are considerably worse than the supposedly diabolical regimes in Russia and its satelites. More spying on the citizens of USA and UK than the Stasi, KGB et al managed on theirs... far far more.

It is nothing short of a disgrace.

And then to blame terrorism is so far from believable it might as well be the far side of the sum. How many attacks? Nearer zero than makes no odds, and no its not due to some impressive performance by the security services it is because of a lack of threat, TBH acts COULD be done without alerting anyone but they aren't, whole targets are ignored for decades at a time, not believable if there were a real threat.

And anyway, the USA is in large part to blame for most of the few issues there are, funding the IRA for decades, funding BinLaden etc etc etc and providing training - very often with the help of the British government not to mention the unconditional support of Israel even when it is doing wrong (which is not all the time folks).

TBH readers should read 1984, it explains it all. Unable to create a good honest reason for the imbalance of wealth, unable to provide jobs for people the politicians are turning to the oldest tricks in the book, blame outsiders, back the blame up with measures and incidentally use those to control any one stupid enough to point out the fraud the leaders are committing.

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Can you make a warzone delivery drone? UK.gov wants to give you cash

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Decent equipment... oh really

Why would you want to do that? The government sends our troops to war to get them killed and thus cut down on the redundancy and pensions bills.

Remember how much Thatcher wanted to cut the RN, Airforce and Army prior to the Falklands (in part the moving of the one RN boat in the area is thought to have contributed to the Argies thinking we didn't care about the islands). Do'nt forget that she got rid of those that survived. Similarly with Blair and Iraq... Its a pattern, they decide to cut the military and send it to war... every time.

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Re: When you think about it, isn't there a lot of obvious work to be done here?

Can see that, mind you, the idea of a soldier wearing camo and hiding behind a rock while broadcasting on bluetooth where he is seems a little odd...

Next will be drones designed to pick up the same info and shoot the requesting squadie

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really

40k for 6 months including the materials for building a prototype.

Astonishing

Given that when they admit this has failed (and blame the apparently uninterested Brits) they will then go and give Capita or whoever 40k a day for some project manager to manage a project based on him and 2 people in India its a bit of an insult

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Chap 'fixes' Microsoft's Windows 7 and 8 update block on new CPUs

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Re: "you won't be able to access all of the features of the hardware."

Not sure this is about reselling data.

I suspect it is more about windows 10 makes it simple for nsa and gchq to watch your every move

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'Nobody's got to use the internet,' argues idiot congressman in row over ISP privacy rules

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"My job, I think, is to tell you that you... "

What you paid me to tell you... all those backhanders will come in very useful towards paying my grand kids private education thanks very much

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Brexit factor lacking in Industrial Strategy, say MPs

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Re: IIRC HMG put up £5.5 Bn over a certin period to EU R&D nad got back about £8Bn

What the EU wants and what we will give it should be vastly different. We have always put more in than we got back so the only plausible bill is the one we give to the EU for our share of the 'investments' back. Of course I doubt our politicians have the spunk or backbone to drive that one.

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Easy solution

Government should stop buying foreign stuff... spanish tanks, german police cars, yankee planes (you know the ones that promise everything but never fly)

Spend those billions on setting up factories to build our own here, using our own labour. You never know we might just cut unemployment and create a UK manufacturing base that can earn the country money by exporting.

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Consumers go off PCs as global shipments continue their decline

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What I want

A PC with an ability to select a suitable OS preinstalled, maybe a linux variation, maybe an older windows or maybe (if I was crazy) windows 10, or perhaps just dial boot?

What about a solid state hd with the apps/os/temp storage and a large slower one for stuff I want for longer

A decent screen resolution doesn't affect me as I am blind as a bat, but at least the ability to plug in a couple of the newer connections and enough usbs to have mouse and a few other connected devices. Hopefully not weighing in at a ton either

With all of that and a sensible price I might update from the really old one I still lug around,

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Qualcommotion: Sueball return alleges Apple 'pay-to-play' deal

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er Bribery?

We pay you to buy from us? Surely even if this is somehow at a corporate level is this not bribery? We all make products and invest in products in the hope of sales... hats one thing, but to actually pay another company money on the understanding that they will then buy from you seems a bit underhanded. Of course this being two US companies there will not be any issue with the courts or government, but can you imagine if Rolls Royce had paid Boeing to make sure Boeing bought their engines????

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Law Commission pulls back on official secrets laws plans after Reg exposes flawed report

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So a total f'''''''' means an unpublished delay of a month

All that consultation, all that time, all those manhours and when they are caught being wrong they manage to delay a month. What this means is you can have an extra month to moan but we will change zero, zilch, nada about it. Another farce. What about living in a democracy don't our dictator overlords not understand? I suspect nothing, they understand perfectly that they have given the vote to people with no education, no knowledge, duff and misleading information and the continued naive beliefs that government can be trusted, that if you have nothing to hide there is nothing to fear from the intrusion into their private lives.

Until the people get away from EastEnders and learn to think then things in the UK and the rest of the west will continue to get worse and worse. Another month is a very very minor hiccup in the progress of the totalitarian police state that replaced the country of freedom and democracy I was born into.

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Toshiba conglomerate: Can we keep going? We don't know

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I wonder

How many of the execs etc will be sitting pretty on pils of cash despite crashing the company... ok they wont get a bonus this year but I bet they made a pretty penny the last few.

What about the pension funds etc. who have invested our money in this and failed in their duties to oversee the investment and watch what was going on, I bet our pensions suffer but not the rake off they have or their personal fortunes.

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UK.gov cuts deal with Microsoft to avoid £15m post-Brexit price hike

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Mass info give away

Really, MOD and the rest of Whitehall using the Microsoft cloud.... I guess that just makes it quicker to let the US government know all our state secrets.

What annoys me is that if I publish a secret then I get locked up, Whitehalls gives them away to our enemies without thought

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Manchester pulls £750 public crucifixion offer

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What?

750 is cheap compared to some of the kinky folk on the net (apparently)

TBH you could give 750 to the homeless rather than 750 - cost of nails and cross, but where would the fun be?

I really get fed up with the various people who think it is their job to control what I do... unless I am doing someone harm why shouldn't I be nailed up if thats what I want....

nail them up I say, nail them up

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Head of US military kit-testing slams F-35, says it's scarcely fit to fly

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Link

I wish I could remember it but it is on youtube somewhere... an Australian journalist did an indepth about this whole f35 fiasco. There are more than one or two hints at major bribery and corruption on the part of politicians across the globe.

Even if the thing weren't to drop out of the sky at the sight of a thunderstorm (yup, it does) then its range and massive radar footprint from the back (as it returns for fuel) means it will be shot out of the sky by the far cheaper, faster, more manoeuvrable, more heavily armed longer range and (again for those that didn't realise 1/3rd of the price) Russian Sukkov.

Add to that my suspicion that having a stupid fan and flappy covers means it is unlikely to actually prove as masterful in the sky as the old (and even more vastly cheaper) Harrier I would love to know how much was pocketed by the ministers in the UK who signed that deal. Even more annoying that they scrapped 3 aircraft carriers in favour of 2, neither of which will be equipped with as many F35s as any of the originals had Harriers. Adding insult to injury these two 'biggest ships the Royal Navy has ever had' can fly a single 'normal jet'... something that even the veritable Hermes could mange, a ship we could probably have bought back from India for a couple of quid as they only got round to decommissioning her this year!

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WWW daddy Sir Tim Berners-Lee stands up for end-to-end crypto

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Re: No, it's not settled

Saved as plain text? Well thats a pretty poor system. Even on the old MS phones I did encryption for the only time anything was decrypted was at display time. After the display the unencrypted was destroyed. Of course there is a time when it exists decrypted but if you have access to the device (by lookign over someones shoulder or mugging them) then there is not much that can be done

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D'oh! Amber Rudd meant 'understand hashing', not 'hashtags'

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Dumb and dumber

Well she is clearly a tad out of her depth, but frankly in an era of career politicians with little or no knowledge outside of politics and far less in the areas they are supposed to be responsible for this is not unusual. Indeed, just look at the way people are moved from education to defence, from their to home and the treasury etc. at a whim you can see the system of patronage is rotten and serves us badly. However this is not restricted to politics, you can go from destroying a bank to running a chain of chemist shops, but we all know you aren't allowed to go from embedded software to banking software because 'it is all so different' (or put another way, if you could those already there would get paid less).

However if using image hash to prevent duplicates becomes widely used I wonder how it will work or avoid circumvention. Already youtube features many videos with the top or bottom few % removed, or a frame added, or sometimes mirror imaged. I assume all tricks to avoid the bulk removal of your content when someone is claiming copyright theft on some old film/tv program you can't get legally anyway.

And yes, I know about the dea of hashing producing 'unique numbers' but the pool of values is limited (depending on the size of the hash), given the number of images on the net these days I wonder how much computing power is needed to hash them and how often we will find two images sharing the same hash...

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Drone complaints to cops are up twelvefold in three years

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hail the next knee jerk legislation then

3000 complaints, wow, what a tizzy, get an air rifle and shoot it down if you really care. 'Thieves using them to check back windows' as against the old fashioned method of walking round the back or peering over a fence... really, panic, moral outrage, hang them all... hang, hang, hang

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UK's 'homebrew firmware' Chinooks set to be usable a mere 16 years late

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'elf and safety me old mucker

This will continue to get worse. The worst thing about it is that the processes to 'prove it is safe' really don't, you just prove you followed a process that creates a ton of paper for every line of code (quite literally a whole ton). It proves you think you know what you asked it to do and that it apparently does that and little more , it does't prove what you asked was sensible and further we know from experience that 'wrong' or 'test' software or data can be loaded despite the supposed procedures...

Frankly we need to learn to accept a little more risk. Can anyone imagine trying to produce a car involvign heat, flame, high speed, bendy metal and explosive fuel in todays climate?

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Researchers steal data from CPU cache shared by two VMs

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And next....

Lets face it stealing info is not uncommon, worse with the promise to ensure encryption is broken it will be easy to understand the data you steel. Oh well, all this keeps the rich safe from revolution and allows the yanks to give your companies secrets to the yankee competitor.

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Europe to push new laws to access encrypted apps data

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Unfortunately

No it isn't moronic, it is the truth, well sort of.

No she doesn't control paramilitary police forces with ability to lock up without trial nor armies.

However the governments that she effectively instructs DO have these, and worse it is the governments that want to spy on everyone.... mainly to ensure that none of us snotty little prols dare to try and upset the rich get richer and you get screwed current political system. (It has nothing at all to do with terrorism or child porn, these are fig leaf excuses for the stupid)

I personally can't see the army of any country being involved (they are such a small number anyway and the British army don't possess enough bullets and shells to make a significant dent in London never mind elsewhere).

However I do see them using the police to enforce such barmy laws and there is already sufficient provision even in the UK to pretend the arrest might be somehow related to some mythical terrorist plot the details of which and the method of discovery of are too 'secret' to be shared (even with a media already muzzled from publishing 'secrets' like the MPs and councillors expense claims). If they pretend the arrest is to do with terrorism they can keep you as long as they like - or ship you out to the Americans for Guantanamo or similar.

I am white, getting long in the tooth I still remember the IRA blowing London every Christmas (not just once in 7 years) and we survived, we actually survived the dirty habits of the then tv, football and other over paid stars created by the media. I also remember that the BBC broadcast D-Day to the resistance without encryption and that the forerunner of gchq managed to break the ciphers that the Germans had been told couldn't be broken (probably by using exactly the tricks that gchq can still use on the things we are told are secure today).

This is about control, about fear, about keeping the masses at home watching collywobble street and not protesting about their lack of work and opportunity while the rich get on and take increasingly large amounts of wealth.

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Blinking cursor devours CPU cycles in Visual Studio Code editor

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Re: "13 per cent of CPU"

ONLY, ONLY, ONLY.... Only 3% is precisely 3% more than shoudl be wasted on such crap

Really, I don't care if it is 13, 3 or even .0000003 it is extra crud that adds nothing useful and should not be present. It also adds to loading time, causes more memory page errors and use of cache etc etc etc

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