Re: Does this mean there can now never be a USB-D?
Well played, sir. Have a Saurian brandy. It’s green.
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"I will have to nip around the building to collect all the items I've lent to colleagues throughout the day. Portable rechargers, USB-C adapters, that kind of thing."
Lend?? You actually lend these items? I prefer "rent, with the full replacement value in cash left as a deposit". I will accept a freshly removed kidney as it never hurts to have a spare but storage in the shared fridge can be troublesome.
"Tits" seems quite appropriate for both JA and KK.
Lets face it, if the US really, really wanted JA, they'd have him by now. A G5 into Lakenheath, Spec-Ops team to Bungay when he was staying there, quick jab with a syringe and night-night. Wakes up in an ex-Cold War safe house in Virginia. Despite what some think of the CIA etc. they are more than capable of pulling it off and denying any knowledge,
I even saw it in a film once so it must be true.
The Queen Elizabeth carriers are a fudge. They should have been nuclear powered so not at the mercy of oil prices. Yes the cost is more but balanced with the instability of crude, the ability to run without refuelling (involving a dangerous RaS) and increased storage space for aviation fuel and ordnance.
Aircraft should be the F18 Hornet/Super Hornet as there will be zero R&D costs. It's combat-proven and ready now.
As for the Illustrious Class, they were designed for a war that never happened - protecting the North Atlantic convoys from Soviet submarines. Turn them over to the Marines/SAS/SBS for a role like the US Tarawa, Wasp and America Class ships perform.
The Nimrod is using 50+ year old technology. Replace them with something like the P3 Orion, if only for the UK Maritime SAR role.
The Senior Service still has a vital role to play, but we need to stop being so independent and start looking at existing solutions.
There's a reason that in a crisis, the US President asks "Where are the carriers?"
The don't just project power anywhere in the world, they tell your enemies "wanna play? At your own risk!"
In 1980 we scrapped our last real carrier. 2 years later we had exactly the war that she was designed to fight. Had we still had her, it would have been over a lot quicker (if it had even started) with a much lower loss of life.
Nuclear power was rejected due to the very high cost of it for a carrier.
Building them means 2 things. 1. You don't have all those ship builders on the dole figures, sorry, queue. 2. The skills need to be kept alive and passed on. BAE SSS have recently regained all their skills with the Astute class. Who'd want a strategic asset built in China or Korea?
BT confirm that their data was sent by email, unencrypted, in direct breach of the court order.
"The ruling, ordering internet service providers to hand over data to ACS:Law, states that it should be provided in an "electronic text format by way of Microsoft Excel file saved in an encrypted form to a compact disk, or any other digital media"."
How many more revelations before we get proper, multi-agency investigation into this whole catalogue of breaches?
"Most planes are also not delta-wings and can make a non-powered landing."
Last time I checked, all planes are capable of making an non-powered landing. Does this delta wing have some strange, as yet undisclosed properties?
I hear the MOD are eagerly awaiting Apple to launch the iSeat.
Paris? Well, she knows all about ejection...
..Chuck the first rock at Bonio.
Instead of pontificating about something he knows nowt about, perhaps he should stick to something he claims to know all about.
Bono. Please work out to 3 decimal points your carbon footprint for the 120 lorries needed to shift the 360 tour stage.
hopefully that will keep him busy and quiet for a few years
Law of averages means they must get enough returns to make it worth their time and effort.
Perhaps we should introduce a one-strike law. Fall for a phishing scam and you lose all your internet connections as you are clearly too dumb or ignorant to be trusted with such a thing.
Either that or turn yourself in to a designated location for an educational course with a baseball bat and a rusty nail.