It isn't their money, they will fight it and appeal it all the way to the "Theresa May wants ALL your rights!" level.
464 posts • joined 11 Oct 2012
Re: Representing himself
Bewildered people having basic ideas explained to them in court, because they've got not one person to help them besides the court clerk! They can't even legally get a friend to help as that's been cut back on years ago to protect lawyers, and now there's no lawyers anyway...
Re: Representing himself
Sadly, there's thousands of poor people dying exactly that, every day, in courts across the UK. They can't get legal aid, and are accused of crimes. They have no option but to please guilty, regardless of what happened, or, if they want to gamble a few hundred pounds, they can try to represent themselves. If they lose, they get an extra charge levied. Access to justice? No, only for the wealthy.
Scumbag who phoned in a Call of Duty 'swatting' that ended in death pleads guilty to dozens of criminal charges
What happens when a Royal Navy warship sees a NATO task force headed straight for it? A crash course in Morse
Re: When written out in full?
If you wrote out the full number, all 23 million digits of it.
A dozen = 12
A googol = 10^100. Written in full: 10,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000.
2^23 million - 1 = 1...............................................1
Re: The real point of all this
Why waste a drone attracting attention, unless you're wanting attention? Better to pop up every so often, just like they are here.
Also, why blow up a bridge, and not simply make them fall down randomly? The latter makes the government look worse than some nutter blowing something up.
Re: The end result of bureaucracy, red tape and nanny statism: Paralysis
A few years ago, there weren't drones flying about. There are no "expert marksmen" who can shoot down a drone. When they turn the lights off, you can't even see them at 200 yards. Then they turn them on, and what, you guess the distance and what's located where your bullets come down?
Re: Drones are noisy
If I were doing this, there would be a van with a pop-top for "shoot and scoot" recovery, wireless chargers, several drones, and several redundant backup C&C frequencies.
The most likely thing to track is the video feed from the drone camera. That could be toggled on and off easily, and would likely be at 2.4 and/or 5Ghz - hard to locate, and hard to jam. And, completely non-essential.
GPS might get tinkered with, eventually, so ensure the ultrasonics tell the drone not to fly into the ground, and use the on board inertial sensors to ignore GPS jumps (which they already do) Have the drones alert you to take control of it if GPS lost, or "moves" it outside the operating area.
There's plenty more tricks, too. Thermal shielding, radio relays, and so on.
Total budget? Under £50k, assuming the manpower is covered by the usual FSB or whatever staff budget, or is free. (Unlikely these are free operators though - they're trained.)
Re: I have a better idea...
It's been the "Age of Austerity" for the last 8 years in the UK. Unless central government funded it directly, it wasn't going to happen.
I'd love a few million quid budget and the licenses to be working on this stuff, but there's no tender, and no government plan.
Oh, but they knew this was a threat before we voted for Brexit, so they could plan ahead... Oh wait, bad example.
Given the readers and topics here, you'd think the level of basic intelligence would be higher, but it seems, well, averaged out.
Whoever is doing this is a professional* team, with motivation and skill.
*as in practised and with a plan, rather than necessarily being paid for it. But it could be another crypto coin ransom attack using "drones as a service".
Can't wait for self-driving cars on the roads, can you? /s
Because you've already got a degree. And hence should have a decent job, and therefore he could reduce the tax burden by you who can afford it better.
That frees up resources for those without a degree already, who will benefit more.
But hey, those Tories found a way to stop that "unfairness" - they just made it cost £9k a year for a degree, so no-one can afford it.
Re: They just need to make the penalty so outsized
It is remarkable how often you post about things you clearly don't even have a basic understanding of.
Life tariffs, in the UK, mean life under the watch of the legal system. Please, go do at least the basic research before shooting your drone off.
After custody, they get release on license, a life of having to report back to a parole officer at least weekly, having to keep them updated with everything in the usual way, and, if they commit any offence at all, they'll be sent back to prison immediately. So they fly tip, or get arrested for being drunk, whatever minor thing, they go back to prison to carry on their life sentence.
Re: terminal velocity
To enhance energy transfer, modern 5.56 ammo is combined with a slower than expected spin, from the rifle barrel, to keep the bullet stable, but not so stable that when it hits a leaf or target, it doesn't flip to base first. This dumps the energy into the first 6 to 12" of the impact, to increase lethal effect.
Otherwise you'd need expanding ammo, and that's banned in warfare.
The faster, lighter rounds will cease to be stable around the 1100m range, unless they've already hit something.
Re: No gumption
I too am wondering about the loss of tracking from a helicopter and a thermal imager, as the thing must get pretty hot. The other day we found a spurious heat signature, and it turned out to be the angle grinder I had used an hour beforehand, motor still warm. Not to the touch, but to the thermal imager.
£Half a million for 20 months, great hourly rate?
Pathetic sentence for a repeat offender.
£500,000 that they know about, and a likely 10 months in prison gives an hourly rate far beyond minimum wages! Assume an 18 hour "prison work day" and he'll be awake for about 5000 hours over ten months. So that's ~£100 an hour...
Crime clearly pays.
Re: Just google a few serial numbers
If only, after 8 years of cuts,the central government idiots could figure out that taking 20% off the top each time means there's f all left in the council's budgets. And no police to catch the fly tippers either.
That you're still blaming a government that left the national debt in far better condition than it is right now, 2 (3?) general elections later, tells us something important about your ability with a budget.
Re: @El Reg Your ANTIFA t-shirt is showing...
Been drinking the koolaid at some other sites, have we?
If you think that was a complete and thorough investigation, there's no way to help you.
As for "Anti fascist T-shirt"? I don't think anyone here, besides you perhaps, would be sad to find El Reg being against genocide and thought police. Maybe think about the words you use?
Re: Kieran, if you and your editor want to start being a credible journalists ...
If you are actually a reader of this site, I would have thought you'd be predisposed to logic. Reality plays a strong part in most IT people's lives, because of fault finding and the like - if you don't plug it in, it won't work, etc.
Clearly, you're the exception that proves the fool. ^wrule.
Yale Weds: Just some system maintenance, nothing to worry about. Yale Thurs: Nobody's smart alarm app works
Re: Sam Vimes Theory of Economic Injustice
Not really. Most people can't afford (or couldn't afford, before the rise of mass production) stuff that was actually decent. Many people with low wages can't even hope to save that $10 over the life of the boots, let alone save up $50!
Never forget there are desperately poor people out there.
(Also, never forget that cos schools don't teach kids the basics of economics, many will never realise that they can "spend to save". Fortunately Wonga are now bust, too, so taking out a 5000% interest loan to buy those $50 boots, which wrecks the plan entirely, stops being an option.)