Norman? That's basically French.
Can't have them snooping around the military, which for most of British history was "those guys we pay to fight France (and assorted others but mostly France)".
A crafty joker seized control of the British Army's "influence and outreach" Twitter account – and labelled the military unit "fun sponges" when they tried to get it back. 77 Brigade is the Army's social media influence unit. Rather than posting branded Instagram selfies and the like, they carry out information operations and …
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Norman? That's basically French.
Mais non, mon ami.
Normandy was invaded and settled by Vikings (the NORthMEN) - hence the succession arguments over the English throne between the Norwegians and the Normans. Yes, there was some French blood there, I'm sure, but really the Normans were about as French as the folc of North-folk are basically Welsh (in other words, quite a bit!)
From the fury of the Northmen deliver us, O Lord
Or, to put it another way,
From the driving skills of the Frenchmen deliver us, O Lord
"I only discovered the Viking lineage on Danny Dyer's Ancestry program."
IIRC another program about distribution of ancestry in the UK never explained how/if they distinguished their assignment of Viking or Norman genetic inheritance to people in different parts of the country.
After about 200 years any population has a thoroughly mixed gene pool. The biblical prophecy "of David's line" apparently could have been applied to anyone in that later local population.
My own patriarchal Norman and matriarchal Viking family names were concentrated in certain areas of England until the 20th century. My relatively uncommon UK blood group is "East of the Caucasus".
"Normandy was invaded and settled by Vikings"
Technically, the Normans were gifted Normandy. In 911, in the Treaty of Saint-Clair-sur-Epte between King Charles III of West Francia and Rollo (the Viking leader). It was basically, stop doing all these raids, become Christian and offer military assistance to me and you can have this chunk of land and my daughter.
"I tried to tell them. Have you ever tried to contact the Army, Navy or RAF? Emails go unanswered and phoning them, whilst easy, is a nightmare of finding the right person, especially when trying to remain anonymous," he told us. "'Bug bounty', you say? Do not have one for this type of attack. Whistle-blowing was an option, but you need to tell them who you are and that has really bad karma. There are numerous examples of grey-hats telling organisations about gaps in the fence but then immediately ending up in the cross hairs."
'Tis nothing unusual, and therefore a much bigger threat/treat/vulnerability for exploiting and expanding, because similar Groundhog Days are experienced by beings elsewhere with some of them being much more problematical ..... for they be both practically invisible and virtually untouchable and vice versa.
:-) Such though provides for relative safety and protective security by virtue of advanced stealth with anonymous assets/SMARTR Clean Skin Agents.
* Defending the indefensible and protecting the desirously wicked and/or sub human.
The 77th Brigade are well warned to be very aware and most wary of Internetworking Universal Virtual Forces and to only engage with them if one really knows what is going on all around everything and how to Command and Control it with Sp00ky IT and Special IntelAIgent Services .......
for is that not wherefor that is where IT and AI are at nowadays ? .
wary of Internetworking Universal
VirtualVulture Forces .... Locky
Those too, Locky. With AIMODified DODGI Troupers r Us of the InterNetional Brigade Wheeling and Dealing with and for Brigands in and on Winning Rolls in Novel Roles.
A Veritable and Venerable Status Quo Nightmare for Failed Elements to Try to Contain and Extinguish Unsuccessfully.
A brigade does not "usually" consist of 650+/- soldiers, that is an Infantry Battalion, or support-arms Regiment.
A Brigade is a composite formation, either Infantry or Armour in focus, complete with support arms such as RE, Sigs, REME, etc, and number between 3,500 - 5000. We don't have many of these, as ever since the early 90's the MoD has cut and chopped them beyond recognition.
"The levels of sophistication involved in this attack indicate the involvement of a foreign State Actor. Russian and Chinese governments in particular are known to have a knowledge of the existence of Twitter. While the attack was promptly foiled by our elite cyber units, it is important to note that most major industries in the UK use Twitter. In order to prevent a massive disruption of the British economy by foreign hostile actors, it is crucial to keep us very well funded."
I didn't get where I am today without being stuck in traffic jams outside their front gate (in a secret location near the Travelodge Newbury Chieveley M4) when the M4 or A34 is gridlocked.
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I must remember to go along to the next Hermitage Parish Council meeting and ask them to update the village website.
All bought to you courtesy of that oxymoron known as Military Intelligence.
Please read the whole story... By that logic, The Register travelled to the future when we wrote about that same Twitter account (which we linked to at the time) used by the same unit, back in January 2017. https://www.theregister.co.uk/2017/01/03/77_brigade_struggling_recruit_40_pc_below_establishment/ (Hint: we didn't.)
'As the unit's official page puts it in impenetrable military management-speak, its job is to "challenge the difficulties of modern warfare using non-lethal engagement and legitimate non-military levers as a means to adapt behaviours of the opposing forces and adversaries"'.
In plain English, then, their job is to lie persuasively. In other words, they are salesmen or politicians, no soldiers.
Those creating military misinformation know what is true and what is deceit - although the eventual propagators should not know that difference. ... AC
So, it is acceptable to have the certifiably mad and expensively belligerent lead the blissfully ignorant and fatally naive?
No wonder such idiotic systems are being decimated and destroyed by smarter intelligence flows and sensitive information leaking. The crazies were thinking they were able to run the asylum rather than realising they were razing it to the ground with themselves locked securely inside burning buildings.
The crazies were thinking they were able to run the asylum rather than realising they were razing it to the ground with themselves locked securely inside burning buildings
The Neoconopticon at full steam seemingly. After arriving at North to South, considering East to West, the scale of desperation to fit future media presentations to seemingly Stranger Things never ceases to amaze in both the magnitude and scale of an almighty fangled futures trading operative operation, with Monsters Inc delivering demonic driver deliverables with sinister signals and conflicting memorandum.
But one must say, that dont blame the actor if the script went adrift in the mail when the movie ends up the next Waterworld with Watergate connotations.
Never ceases to amaze though ;-)
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