Re: And the moral of this story is ...
If they vast majority of police were doing the best they can the first thing they would do is rat out all the bad apples and get rid of them,
Therefore I can only assume they arent doing the best they can.
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I just googled this case and found an article on the whitchurch heralds website* that quoted the judge as saying:
"All parties need to take a long, hard look at themselves. I suspect if the residents of Whitchurch saw those emails, they would be deeply shocked."
Which seems to be in reference to:
"[Young] found herself the subject of criticism from some councillors, which affected her health," said Mr Hanratty. "Including 250 emails from two councillors in a short period of time.
As they seem to have been evidence in court can you FOI request the emails so the residents of Whitchurch, and us in the peanut gallery, can read them and be deeply shocked?
I cant think of a worse outcome than creating the conditions that would result in china making tiny ADS-B transmitters, pry one out of a crashed drone, prod the electronics a bit to make it report as being several jumbo jets vaguely near the current location, strap it to a seagull and head to your nearest airport to cause havok
An earlier date to consider, Tea smuggeling in the 18th century:
And with figures like "More than 3,000 tonnes of tea was smuggled into Britain a year by the late 1700s, with just 2,000 tonnes imported legally." That is either a few dishonest people drinking a hell of alot of tea, or or alot of people drinking suspiciously cheap tea no questions asked.
I imagine there will be some market for this in the coming years once we crash out of the EU end up with wto tarrifs and massive customs queues, what sane persons going to bubble up their suplier who's smuggleing in their tea and insulin
I think a more measured headline would have been:
"Pissing tiny speck of radioactive material goes missing, government to spend $275 on replacement"
I have no idea of the cost of the plutonium one but if your in the US and want a 10µC Cesium¹³⁷ standard United Nuclear have got you covered for $145 + $130 if you want better calibration:
Im seriously tempted by their Spinthariscopes though, but i have no idea if I can get one shipped to the UK:
"Gets really nasty to work out why the code doesn't work as expected if a mix are used"
Dont you have a just-fixit script to replace all tabs with 4 spaces? it saves loads of aggro when copying and pasting a mish mash of stackoverflow answers, some with tabs and some with spaces. :P
Paul Hovnanian that was 9 months ago and was likely a leak from a medical isotope making lab, and was in the order of a few micro grams*, and given it has a half life of 8 days after 9 months there will be basically nothing left. It got plenty of sensationalist news at the time but the news didnt get across the incredible sensitivity of the detectors and the tiny amounts involved, It's like me farting in south wales and somebody detecting a whiff of that fart in scotland levels of sensitive.
Thats what 802.11p is going to be used for i believe, the roadworks will broadcast the restriction to cars.
In europe i believe its all in the ETSI ITS-G5 standard.
I presume america will have a different incompatible standard as is customary.
The raving idiots from the ukranian youtube channel Kreosan have a small scale demo of this with their staggeringly mindboggelingly dangerous magnetron on a stick:
Kind of interesting to see but it made me wince even though im 2000 miles away at the other end of an internet connection.
How about old fashioned barrage baloons, but rather than those large cumbersome WWII things i was thinking more dental floss and party baloons its quite effective when wrapped round a motor.
You can see it towards the end of this video here:
Also the drone mounted chainsaw might work in a defensive capability too
I have a plan to uparmour my drone to defeat this using easily and cheaply produced ablative carbon foam tiles¹ to whom sould I apply for an opportunity to test this armour against the laser? Perhaps the special projects bureau could get this tested for us, expensive laser Vs £1 worth of diy carbon foam? :P
Given the lack of information its impossible to be certain but the few android powered connect to the tv boxes I have seen use something like a 5v 2A wallwart adapter, the cheap ones of these are all shit and will fail on creepage and clearance and probably also on having undersized copper clad aluminium cables.
Bigclive on youtube has plenty of teardowns of such grotty adapters if you want to see more.
If your really worried have a rummage through that big old box of branded psu's to old equipment you have long since lost and find a suitable one with the same voltage and current rating, just check thay havent done something staggeringly stupid like make it center negative :P
I had a mooch at the Biohax Sweeden site (aparently they are assisting with the implants) and they seem to use the NTAG216 chip.
Another quick mooch on t'internet and it seems chinese magic writable UID Ntag cards are a thing now.
How much carbide do the ships carry for the acetylene lamps? Id imagine if the ship has been subjected to a sufficient blast for an EMP to take out the electronics the lightbulb will be quite dickered and electricity may not be available.
Im not even going to look as is sounds like the sort of stupid thing someone would have made but id be stunned if you cant find a mobile app on google play that does the same thing with the camera on the phone and the led flash to let you send pointless messages at night over distances you could just shout, just add some local bluetooth/wifi sync so one phone acts as master and the rest slaves and have all the sailors line up on deck pointing their phones at the other ship and marvel at them all flickering in sync.
If this doesnt exist im relying on you good reg readers to make it a thing, the world needs a mobile phone based clacks terminal.
Before the linkfarmers were banished to the wilderness beyond results page 10 I can rember having to search using a variation of:
Just so find the actual product i wanted for sale instead of some spammy comparison site that didnt even link to somewhere selling it, so as well as giving us the bloody annoying cookie popup perhaps we'll be getting seo stuffed chaff in our search results too, fantastic.
Currently we have GPS, GLONASS and Galileo to choose from and by 2020 ish China will have expanded BeiDou to be global, then as has been mentioned there is the wi-fi/celltower geolocation stuff if close is good enough or are they proposing some apocalypse proof system? in which case id suggest the stop and ask someone method, you will be furnished with a list of turnings and pubs you will go past to get to where you want to be.
A 2m Drone! seems legit.
Whilst not being impossible https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VIi_vuzmOSY
Its somewhat improbable unless its some ridiculously expensive commercial thing, i just measured my cheerson cx-20 and its about 40cm across.
Given the description of "orb shaped objects" its likely either weather balloons or my childhood favourite of bin bags cut up and taped together to make a balloon envelope and burning hexamine tablets wired into the bottom to make a diy hot air balloon https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-OjB6ia5v0c , although these days you can just buy environmentally unfriendly sky lanterns off ebay but not that big i think.
Looking at the view count and using the earning figure* of $1.68 per 1000 views the video you screen captured has earned the Axis of Evil™ about $6.87 and with a massive 1641 subscribers they are quite lucky to even get that, perhaps they have a patreon because they really arent going to be funding anything more than the occasional Sandwich, packet of crisps and bottle of pop for lunch with that level of income.
Perhaps a better angle would be how mind numbingly stupid it would be to attempt to fund your terror operation using youtube revenue given how hard it is to get eyeballs on your content and how little you get per 1000 views.
*given by Dave Jones of eevblog here https://youtu.be/R8qdOAEQnps?t=5m9s
Im not sure why the downvotes, that screenshot with the guardian advert (from the times story) is perhaps one of the most disingenuous I have ever seen, framing the story as ohhh evil terrirists making money on adverts while accompanying it with a screenshot of a Britain First video.
Dont get me wrong I totally consider Britain First to be vile racist knuckle dragging idiots, but if your going to frame a story as oh no funding terror, then utterly fail to find a screen grab and have to resort to being selective about when you screen shot a home grown uk racists video to make it look like that, then i have to question how big of a problem is this, surely with youtube being awash with this shit and the end of days being upon us it wouldnt have been hard to find an actual example.
Of course there is also the attribution issue, is it actually terrorists uploading stuff or enterprising Macedonian teenagers making money by uploading any old shit people will click on :P
"But nobody else actually changed how their engines ran based on whether they were actively being tested."
You didnt watch that video did you?
The bit where the Zafira reduces adblue injection when its going faster than the max test speed, or outside the testing temperature window, or as you mentioned altitude if its being driven at a higher altitude than the highest European testing station or reducing the amount of EGR if accelerated harder that than required for the test (which is fine as EGR works best at low powers) but keeping it reduced even after returning to normal lower power use.
This isnt changing how the engines run if they are being tested?
The rest of your reply suggests that the only data that counts is the test data and "It is meaningless to compare the emissions in unknown conditions to the emissions in specified conditions." that's exactly how the manufacturers view it too, which is why they are all on the fiddle with the engines behaving nicely under the test conditions and turning off or reducing emissions features when they aren't operating under conditions that correspond to testing.
There is a very nice slide at 50m45s showing the results of testing the Zafira with a portable testing system in real world use with both the old cheating software, and their revised not cheating software after Germany had some stern words with them , its almost miraculous.
(it will use more adblue though)
"The emissions laws are met by everyone else."
Richard 12, I have some bad news for you, all the manufacturers are bullshitting the tests.
Felix Domke gave an excellent talk on how Vauxhall/Opel are doing it in the Zafira at last years Chaos Communications Congress (the Opel analysis starts appx 20min)
And you can find the report referenced in that talk here:
On page 2 is the graph showing a variety of cars tested, the bottom of the bar is how that car did in the Euro emissions test regime, the top of the bar is how it measured in real world useage, so the size of the bar is the amount of bullshitting, a bit like Pinocchio's nose :)
So the solution put forward to the "availability problem" (of the 2015 top five movies) is if a film isnt available on you netflix or Amazon Instant Video you should also subscribe to NowTV which will get me 4 of them, so who carries the fifth and how much do they want, so far thats £5.99 for basic netflix, £5.99 for prime video, £9.99 for NowTV and i still might not be able to find the film I want, and I have to pay that every month just incase i decide i want to watch a film.
How much would it cost per month in subscriptions to ensure that for an arbitrary choice of film one of my subscriptions would have it? Or is there a services that individually or combined has this amazing coverage but you buy/rent per film? that would work too.
Perhaps the USTR could show the Chinese how its done by cleaning up Ebay, which is every bit as bad as Taobao, or does ebay get a free pass because its American and can therefore do no wrong.
They are impossible to contact, ignore all efforts to report unsafe electrical items, to the point you cant even give them a reference to the relevant RAPEX alert to demonstrate they are unsafe and banned in the EU.
As an example: the Extra dangerous electrocute-o-daptor with lamp test feature., there are several RAPEX entry's for this one, this is one of them 1144/09: https://ec.europa.eu/consumers/consumers_safety/safety_products/rapex/alerts/main/index.cfm?event=main.notification&search_term=1144/09&exclude_search_term=0&search_year=2009 (its a pdf)
Here it is on ebay the first one i found: http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Universal-International-World-Wide-Multi-Travel-Plug-Charger-Adapter-UK-3-Pin-EU-/262524545975
And here is a wonderful video from bigclivedotcom demonstrating its exciting lamp test feature :) https://youtu.be/hvOTiQKkQMo
So if the USTR would be so kind as to also add ebay to that shit list id be eternally grateful.
Why would you use a UK VPN provider? the whole point of them is to make it look like you're in the US so you get the good Netflix :P
Im curious though, where is the going to leave use after we get kicked out of the EU, what with all that hooha a while back with the US government having to cook up safe harbour and pinkie swear they werent going do bad things with EU citizens data.
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