* Posts by Dan Paul

1589 posts • joined 3 Jul 2007

BONG! Lasers crack Big Ben frequency riddle BONG! No idea what to do with this info BONG!

Dan Paul

Re: "Any reason why it wouldn't have been easier to just point a microphone at the bell "

They have already been doing exactly that with Accelerometers molded into hammers for many years.

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Euro space agency's Galileo satellites stricken by mystery clock failures

Dan Paul

Re: HARRY LIME

Perhaps Renaissance Man?

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US citizens crash Canadian immigration site after Trump victory

Dan Paul

In the immortal words of ...

NELSON MUNTZ

HA, HA!

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SpaceX searches for its 'grassy knoll' of possible Falcon rocket sabotage

Dan Paul

Re: downrange?

Gas bottles are ASME certified pressure vessels and they are extremely robust.

HOWEVER, the fuel and oxygen tanks in any missile are not designed to be as robust, only to handle the internal pressure and gravitational forces.

You could EASILY put a hole through a Falcon 9 with a .223 caliber round!

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Matt LeBlanc handed £1.5m to front next two series of Top Gear

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1.5 Million pounds to an AMERICAN "Ha, Ha!"

That is utterly hilarious, let's see the British Bullcrap Corporation gave an AMERICAN 1.5 million pounds to continue in his role on Top Gun. Worse, it's Matt LeBlanc who they chose in the first place.

When all they REALLY had to do to keep 6.9 million people watching was stop the nancy pants interference of some bluenose tosser at the Beeb who was offended by something Jeremy Clarkson did or said. Half the world was always "offended" by something Clarkson said or did and they tuned in EACH WEEK to see him do it again. NEWSFLASH: That was what made the show popular.

Being politically correct simply for the sake of your agenda just might NOT be the brightest idea that ever crossed their collective "minds" (if I can call it that).

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Baltimore cops: We flew high-res camera planes to film your every move

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Re: Michael Brown

WHAT BACKUP do you call when you are attacked and too busy struggling to get your gun back?

More liberal excuses for thugs who have no more civil rights once they perpetrate a crime!

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Dan Paul

Re: Michael Brown

Brown wasn't shot running away from the Police, he was shot as he grabbed the gun of Officer Wilson and tried to shoot HIM. He did not put his hands up and say don't shoot! This would not have even happened if he wasn't a thug who assaulted a convenience store employee to steal "Swisher Sweets" so he could roll a blunt. The assault is on video on the internet.

That's what your entirely biased media lied about in their efforts to paint him as a victim.

I cannot believe that the people here are STILL that brainwashed and ignorant that they believe the unmitigated BS that the Alphabet media purveys.

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Classic Shell hackers: We infected FossHub so ransomware couldn't (and yeah, also for fun)

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Fosshub

Seems the old adage of downloading programs directly from the website of their creators (instead of some software aggregators) has fallen by the wayside.

So has checking the MD5 hash although some hackers are able to fool you with spoofed data.

Ivan actually SIGNS his software so don't blame him if the version you downloaded comes up and says there is no publisher. Even if it is Windows, UAC is pretty good about pointing out that missing data.

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Church organist nabbed for playing glory hole in excelsis

Dan Paul

He was....

playing his organ for sure!

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Londoner jailed after refusing to unlock his mobile phones

Dan Paul

Re: Hmm

Funny you should say that. As Gun Ownership increases, overall crime has decreased.

Maybe, if the liberals darling project Obamacare provided ANY mental health benefits then the roughly 20,00 suicides by gunshot might not happen (Half of all shootings in the US are suicides)

READ THESE FACTS BEFORE YOU CONTINUE OTHER LIES

Here are some very Interesting Facts About Gun Control:

There are 30,000 gun related deaths per year by firearms, and this number is not disputed. U.S. population 324,059,091 as of Wednesday, June 22, 2016.

Do the math: 0.0000925% of the population die from gun related actions each year. Statistically speaking, this is insignificant!)

What is never told, however, is a breakdown of those deaths, to put them in perspective as compared to other causes of death:

• 65% of those deaths are by suicide which would never be prevented by gun laws

• 15% are by law enforcement in the line of duty and justified

• 17% are through criminal activity, gang and drug related or mentally ill persons

• 3% are accidental discharge deaths

So technically, "gun violence" is not 30,000 annually, but drops to 5,100.

Still too many? Well, first, how are those deaths spanned across the nation?

• 480 homicides (9.4%) were in Chicago

• 344 homicides (6.7%) were in Baltimore

• 333 homicides (6.5%) were in Detroit

• 119 homicides (2.3%) were in Washington D.C. (a 54% increase over prior years)

So basically, 25% of all gun crime happens in just 4 cities. All 4 of those cities have strict gun laws, so it is not the lack of law that is the root cause.

This basically leaves 3,825 for the entire rest of the nation - or about 75 deaths per state. That is an average because some States have much higher rates than others.

For example, California had 1,169 - and Alabama had 1.

Now, who has the strictest gun laws by far? California of course but understand, so it is not guns causing this. It is a crime rate spawned by the number of criminal persons residing in those cities and states. So if all cities and states are not created equally, then there must be something other than the tool causing the gun deaths.

Are 5,100 deaths per year horrific? How about in comparison to other deaths? All death is sad and especially so when it is in the commission of a crime but that is the nature of crime. Robbery, death, rape, assault - all are done by criminals and thinking that criminals will obey laws is ludicrous. That's why they are criminals.

But what about other deaths each year?

• 40,000+ die from a drug overdose – THERE IS NO EXCUSE FOR THAT!

· 36,000 people die per year from the flu, far exceeding the criminal gun deaths

• 34,000 people die per year in traffic fatalities (exceeding gun deaths even if you include suicide)

Now it gets good:

• 200,000+ people die each year (and growing) from preventable medical malpractice. You are safer in Chicago than when you are in a hospital!

• 710,000 people die per year from heart disease. It’s time to stop the double cheeseburgers!

So what is the point? If the anti-gun movement focused their attention on heart disease, even a 10% decrease in cardiac deaths would save twice the number of lives annually of all gun-related deaths (including suicide, law enforcement, etc.). A 10% reduction in malpractice would be 66% of the total gun deaths or 4 times the number of criminal homicides ....... Simple, easily preventable 10% reductions!

So you have to ask yourself, in the grand scheme of things, why the focus on guns? It's pretty simple. Taking away guns gives control to governments.

This is not conspiracy theory; this is a historical fact. Why is it impossible for the government to spill over into dictatorship?

Why did the Japanese not even attempt to attack California in WWII? Because as they put it, there is a gun behind every blade of grass.

The founders of this nation knew that regardless of the form of government, those in power may become corrupt and seek to rule as the British did by trying to disarm the populace of the colonies. It is not difficult to understand that a disarmed populace is a controlled populace.

Thus, the second amendment was proudly and boldly included in the U.S. Constitution. It must be preserved at all costs.

So the next time someone tries to tell you that gun control is about saving lives, look at these facts and remember these words from Noah Webster:

"Before a standing army can rule, the people must be disarmed, as they are in almost every kingdom in Europe. The supreme power in America cannot enforce unjust laws by the sword, because the whole body of the people are armed and constitute a force superior to any band of regular troops that can be, on any pretense, raised in the United States. A military force at the command of Congress can execute no laws, but such as the people perceive to be just and constitutional; for they will possess the power."

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Classic Shell, Audacity downloads infected with retro MBR nuke nasty

Dan Paul

Re: UAC limitation

The correct version was signed by Ivan Beltchev and I just happen to know that is his creation.

He is one of the few FOSS software people who do sign their work properly.

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25,000 malware-riddled CCTV cameras form network-crashing botnet

Dan Paul

Re: Our Linux IP CCTV

Trouble is that many of todays IP cameras already have their own limited webserver built in to the equipment chipset and that the previous poster was completely correct.

Maybe, just maybe the prick you mentioned is in the mirror you are looking at.

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Time Warner Cable, you've 'earned your miserable reputation' – NY Attorney General

Dan Paul

Re: What is TWC?

Time Warner is only in the East Coast area. They were formerly Adelphia Cable until the TW deal. Now they are part of Charter Communications new company Spectrum.

Different name, same crap service. Supposed to be getting 30 Meg down and 2 up and get 15 down and 1 up. Call service, they come and it goes back up for a few days until someone else complains about speed and then they reapportion the bandwidth to the next complaining customer.

The fact is they are way over the required bandwidth and will never get ahead.

In the meantime, clowns like Verizon will not live up to promises to provide fiber everywhere in upstate NY and AT&T thinks they can get these 30 meg speeds out of wireless RELIABLY!? NOT EVER!

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Why everyone* hates Salesforce's Marc Benioff

Dan Paul

Re: half the story

Exactly, "More Government" is not the answer. If government would get out of the way, businesses would be able to expand, if SJW's would shutup and go back to mommies basement instead of rioting for a $15 minimum wage businesses would consider hiring, if idiots would stop espousing communist and socialist ideals, we might have an economy worth investing in.

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Dan Paul

Re: Why is Hillary election propaganda being posted here?

Sorry Hollerith, can't buy the BS, we don't want your communism in the USA. You are already communist in almost all of Europe and it is failing miserably everywhere it exists.

Give ME liberty or Death! You can keep your commie ideals over there.

As for Trump voters being self made victims, that is a democrat & SJW tactic, not a republican ideal as you make it out to be.

The media including here are twisting our words but we are truly being attacked for our opinions. Censorship by "social media" is rampant and well documented. Even here.

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Hillary Clinton broke law with private email server – top US govt watchdog

Dan Paul

Re: Didn't Bill

He already has, tens of thousands of inmates had their sentences commuted.

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Dan Paul

Re: So it begins...

As I said MONTHS ago, this would come out and it would NOT be what Clinton "said" it was. She lied then and lied now and doesn't know how to speak the truth.

She is and has been under a full investigation by the FBI as well as an internal investigation by the State Department.

More damaging info will follow. What she did is EXACTLY the same as what General David Petraeus did and he got drummed out of the service. Only she did it 2,000 times more frequently (treat classified info cavalierly and with disdain for any security rules, she did not sign the papers that acknowledge that she returned all classified or other US State Department info to the government. Aiding and abetting Crooked Hillary were Cheryl Mills and Huma Abedin Weiner and they are being interviewed by the FBI as well.

Clinton is and has been an outrageous criminal along with her husband and she is long overdue to get what she deserves! I hear an Orange Jumpsuit with BOP stenciled on the back has already been custom ordered for her.

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How to not get pwned on Windows: Don't run any virtual machines, open any web pages, Office docs, hyperlinks ...

Dan Paul

Re: Sad pretty much not being able to use the PC

If you change the word "vendor" to "Target" you may have a point. Otherwise just more boring drivel. There is little reason for virus and malware creator/users to target obscure and little used operating systems. Regardless of what you think about Windows, it has a greater market share and thus will always be targeted by those criminals.

The second that other operating systems become more popular, these virus writing scum will make "product" that targets the more popular OS. This has already happened with Mac's and the other are next.

Smug pontification about the "superiority" of your brand of OS gets us nowhere.

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French mobe repair shop chaps trash customer's phone

Dan Paul

Re: Doh

Yes, one can only hope that the pair of them decide to go into the explosive ordinance disposal business.

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Samsung off the hook as $120m Apple patent verdict tossed

Dan Paul

Re: Geez!

Boy are you ignorant, there have NEVER been any "Free Trade" regulations that have favored America. NONE, EVER!

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Comms 'redlining' in Brussels as explosions kill up to 30 people

Dan Paul

Re: Belgium isn't even in the war on stuff?

Really DAM? Is that all you could come up with?

I know WE didn't send help to YOUR radical friends!

But YOU DID by supporting your "lovely" commie immigrant support groups. And by the way, these bombings prove that statement and everything I and others have been saying.

Have fun while you people "fiddle" and let all of Rome burn while arguing whose right or wrong.

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Microsoft's equality and diversity: Skimpy schoolgirls dancing for nerds at an Xbox party

Dan Paul

Re: Sex is a marketing way to sell stuff? What a news!

You must have gender dysphoria. Are you sure you're a guy? or even "Straight" for that matter?

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Yelp minimum wage row shines spotlight on … broke, fired employee

Dan Paul

Re: Several Problems

Sam Kinison once said to starving Ethiopians "You live in a STEENKING DESERT, Move!

In the same way, "poor Talia" should stop crying, stop trying to publicly shame her company (THAT got her fired) and finally stop blaming everyone else for her own stupidity. Then she needs to move out of state because between all the social services costs and the artificially inflated costs of living in San Francisco she WON'T get a better wage in Communist California! She could make way more money as a trimmer for a dispensary grow up north!

Yelp is not a company that anyone should work for. Plain and simple...that's it. MOVE ON...

If this young woman expects that she is going to get an ENTRY LEVEL job in San Francisco (One of the highest costs of living in the world) that pays enough, she is sadly mistaken. $1,200 month income does not support $1,350 in bills! And that's just bad budgeting because her costs are greater than that.

YOU DIDN"T LEARN THIS BEFORE BUT YOU HAVE TO LIVE WITHIN YOUR MEANS SWEETIE!

Sorry if you believed liberal election year wage promises that they could never deliver on.

If she wants to be close to her dad she should move back home until she gets a good enough paying job? Or did she piss him off? Make a choice and grow up Talia.

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Dan Paul

Re: Trump?

What kind of ignorant attitude is that? Kieren Mcarthy deliberately injected anti Trump rhetoric into this article (Right in the headline) in an effort to create click bait and accomplishing his task, Charles Manning responds in kind as is his right.

You, on the other hand; has to attack Manning for simply expressing his opinion. Leaving Obama out of it for the moment....

Only the left leaning feel they have the sole right to comment in their widdle "safe space" and that no one else is allowed to comment or lampoon their "beliefs". Only the left feel the need to be "guiltless".

You're all as guilty as hell for your inability to comprehend what makes small businesses work that's for sure!

The fact is that a $15 minimum wage would put most of the mom and pop shops out of business. As this young foolish lady is complaining she already does not make enough money, what part of the new minimum wage will be eaten up in ludicrous cost increases?

Where do you people think money comes from? Where do you think payroll comes from? Are you all as ignorant as socialist Christoph? Does money grow on trees? Did you think Obama is blameless in this? It is his failed policies that created the demand for Donald Trump.

Better get used to calling him President Trump!

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ESA's Sentinel satellite to ride converted ICBM

Dan Paul

Re: Converting war tools into science tools

Never stand downwind of hypergolic fueled rockets at launch. The long chain polymers in your clothing tend to come apart rather quickly.

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Brit airline pilots warn of drone menace

Dan Paul

Re: Drones can't crash airplanes (Oh yes they can!)

You are thinking of propeller driven planes which I grant may be difficult to take down with only a small drone. The speed of a single engine prop driven plane isn't usually much beyond 100 MPH.

However, commercial passenger carrying aircraft are almost ALL jets or turbojets (Props driven by jets).

The speed of a jet is considerably higher than a prop plane, therefore the impact forces will be greater.

If a single seagull or duck can disable a jet rotor then a single drone can do the same thing. Even debris on the runway is enough to knock one out of commission.

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US police contracts and private forum posts dumped online

Dan Paul

Re: American Cops need reforms

Everything you said can be considered libel and slander. You have no proof except your own supposition.

Perhaps, those who believe they can disobey the directions of a police officer or that they could just run away and not suffer any consequences should follow your advice as well.

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State Department finds 22 classified emails in Hillary’s server, denies wrongdoing

Dan Paul

Re: Spot the oxymoron (Yes, YOU!)

http://www.nytimes.com/2016/01/30/us/politics/22-clinton-emails-deemed-too-classified-to-be-made-public.html?_r=0

Of the 1,000 emails that shouldn't be on her server, there are 22 MORE emails that are so highly classified that the DoJ reviewers had to be "read in" to the program (IE added to the allowed list) and that the subject of the emails can never be seen outside those few people. They are so highly redacted that they will never be released to the public!

Is that factual enough for you? If not then shut up and stop commenting about politics that you obviously don't understand but seem to want to shill for the second greatest liar and thief I have ever seen in my life.

Carefully placed? You mean like all the anti Republican comments carefully inserted by the left leaning NWO at the Register?

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Dan Paul

Uma Abedin is also responsible..

Uma Abedin (Hillary Clintons secretary) deliberately removed these classified headers on the emails so they could be sent to Hillary Clintons illegal private mail server. This is all covered in various WAPO and NYT articles.

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Dan Paul

Re: Thursday's lunch menu

WHAT DIFFERENCE DOES IT MAKE? I'll tell you....

The people that were reviewing these emails had to be read in to the program because their TOP SECRET CLEARANCE wasn't high enough to be allowed read these emails. These emails were edited by Huma Abedin to REMOVE "CLASSIFIED" HEADERS so she could email them to Hillary on her illegal, insecure private email server and then she lied to congress about it.

Hillary scoffs at any law because she and Bill feel they are above the laws of this country.

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Dan Paul

Re: "wasn't at the time".

So you are an avowed shill for Hillary and still don't understand that General David Petraeus was drummed out of the service for treating classified material in exactly the same callous manner as Hillary Clinton did. Not only that, but the level of secrecy was far greater in Hillary's case than in the Petraeus' case.

Maybe you should stop commenting on US politics, because YOU haven't got a clue what you are speaking about.

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Medical data experiment goes horribly wrong: 950,000 records lost

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There is no penalty so they just dont care...

If there are no consequences to this crime, it will just continue unabated.

IMHO, my personal data with SSN is worth $100,000 dollars to me. It is MY data and I get to say what it's value is.

If you have it, better keep it safe. Let's see, 950,000 stolen identities at $100,000 apiece....that might make a beancounter fund the security of their system.

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Data centers dig in as monster storm strikes America's East Coast

Dan Paul

Re: Being out in the snow 'officially against the law'

Because the "Mayor" and the entire NYC government are wimpy and ineffectual idiots and morons who shouldn't have been given drivers license's; let alone allowed to vote or govern. Those "decree's" have cost NYS millions of dollars in lost productivity and not resulted in any safer behavior.

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Virginia man charged in intriguing 'suspicious bacon' case

Dan Paul

Re: Felony wearing of a mask in Public?

Would not have been an Irish Republican Army if there had not been the Protestant Orangemen that made it happen. Let alone the systematic discrimination against Catholics for hundreds of years by Protestant England.

Glass Houses, Stones.

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EU competition commish: We 'pay' for search and social media – with our data

Dan Paul

Re: Free or not, they need CONSENT before stealing and selling my personal info

But YOU already gave consent to them when you chose the "Accept" radio button. It was not stolen, YOU gave them permission. Or don't you know how to read?

If you wanted "Informed Consent" you should have read the T's and C's. There is no excuse if you didn't and no sympathy for self inflicted wounds.

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Snowden bag-carrier Miranda's detention was lawful – UK appeal court

Dan Paul

Re: Freedom of speech dies

You NEVER had any "Free Speech" to begin with in Britain. What little control over it you had was willingly ceded to another government.

Sticks and stones!

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Trump's new thought bubble: Make Apple manufacture in the USA

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Aircraft now so automated pilots have forgotten how to fly

Dan Paul

Re: Pilots will soon only be needed for taxiing (Not likely)

Tell that to the heirs of the 49 people killed in Colgan Air Flight 3407 to Buffalo NY USA (Continental) when the plane came out of automatic control on approach and the young inexperienced pilots couldn't cope with the icing on the wings, the plane stalled and nosedived into the ground. It crashed almost in one of my coworkers back yard in the middle of the night.

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Probe launched after mischiefmaker invades US spyboss's Verizon broadband account

Dan Paul

Re: Storm in a teacup

There already IS a law that is supposed to prevent this type of behavior by ANY government employee.

I believe they call it the Official Secrets Act and General David Petreaus was already sacked under it for having Top Secret classified documents outside the office. That law also covers using private UNSECURE email accounts to pass Top Secret information.

Hillary Clinton clearly violated this law when she was Secretary of State and now the CIA director violated it.

In fact, it appears that the entire Obama administration thinks they can violate the laws of the US with impunity.

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BBC risks wrath of android rights activists with Robot Wars reboot

Dan Paul

No holds barred, no rules.....

The world needs a form of "Robot Wars" that allows ANY style, weapons or configuration of "robot".

The robots should be "fully autonomous" other than the RC commands to start and stop battling. Not like the "Real Steel" knockoff where it's more like a huge puppet show of "Rock'em, Sock'em Robots"

An abandoned quarry would probably be the best site, that way flame throwers and missiles wouldn't be likely to damage anyone. There would also be enough space and enough places to hide in ambush.

I'll even bet that MOD and DARPA would help provide funding and other resources

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Beware the terrorist drones! For they are coming! Pass new laws!

Dan Paul

Re: yeah, that'll work..

"Practically" speaking, a drone can follow a pre-set flight path that could be programmed in. RC aircraft are usually remote piloted

RC stands for radio/remote controlled and a drone can be controlled this way but it is often autonomous until the payload is to be delivered.

EITHER method could be used for nefarious purposes and RC Aircraft can carry a much higher payload that a COTS drone from Amazon. (Commonly available, off the shelf)

Some RC aircraft have a 10 ft wingspan which means that the payload could be a significant concern.

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David Bowie: Musician, actor... tech admirer

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Re: Glum (Me too)

I have to agree with you about the quality of music today and it's lack of innovation and style. Especially since I'm a 60 year old "fogey" but the younger generations think so too.

Even 15 to 22 y/o kids (those with musical taste at least) agree. Personal conversations with many of these kids have shown they think most 60's/70's/80's artists are fully head and shoulders above most recent talent.

Over the last 10 to 12 years at Artpark in Lewiston NY, USA there have been some pretty damn good 60's/70's/80's bands that have come through and I can only lament that when those artists have gone on the final tour, so will be the venue's popularity.

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Bowie truly was "alien" and way before his time...

David Bowie will be sadly missed. He was always way ahead of trends in almost every aspect of his life and music. If any performer qualified for the title, he was a true "alien". His performances transcended music and influenced the art world and his androgynous persona was light years ahead of recent viewpoints of sexuality.

It is too bad that age and disease are taking influential artists like Bowie and others from this world.

It is a darker place without them and there seemingly will be no comparable replacements.

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Catalan town hall seriously downsizes monarch

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James O'Shea

Really, you should stop commenting on situations that you are unable to comprehend.

It is LEGAL to carry guns openly in many states in the USA.

Next, if you even knew what predicated the takeover you might agree with them but that's apparently beyond your ability to understand.

Finally, under the Obama administration, black people are allowed (nay ENCOURAGED) to kill indiscriminately, commit arson, riot, loot and otherwise cause mayhem without ANY penalty.

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Bloke sues dad who shot down his drone – and why it may decide who owns the skies

Dan Paul

Re: Missed it?

They have been too busy writing snarky Democrat political comments in to all their articles and silencing the two remaining somewhat conservative contributors, Page and Worstall.

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Dan Paul

Re: "250 grams (1 pound)"

Idiot, before you throw stones at others better get your facts straight!

One pound is approximately 454 grams, one ounce is appx. 28 grams.

Can someone cuff you in the ear and drag YOU back to grade school? You frikkin English invented the measurements and used them before you all became a bunch of metric wankers like the French.

Metric is for wimps and surrender monkeys that can't do fractional math.

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Crafty booby-trapped invoice malware empties Japanese bank accounts

Dan Paul

In the future, lets agree to...

put the actual names of the antivirus products that detect this malware in the damn article from now on!

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Happy new year, VW: Uncle Sam sues over engine cheatware

Dan Paul

Re: Ah, let me tell you about the EPA.

You have no idea as you morons welcome the hand of government up your skirts every day. You whiny "intellectuals" don't even comprehend the scale of the US let alone what happens when the government is way out of control and overstepping its bounds by trying to regulate what supposedly qualifies as "wetlands". Just because there is an occasional puddle once in a blue moon doesn't mean this land is a regulated "wetlands"

It's not hate for the environment, it's hate for an unjust and tyrannical government that has overreached and overregulated the lives of many ranchers and farmers. Those people were living on the land long before BLM existed.

Would it be too much to assume that any of you 'tards understand anything you comment blindly on?

I guess so....

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Cisco Jabbers in the clear due to STARTTLS bug

Dan Paul

Re: ssl/tls overly complex

Thanks Mike,

I appreciate an explanation like yours that goes into enough detail to be understandable while holding back on the unnecessarily technical baloney, user opinion and general BS we see from too many commentards.

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