* Posts by gandalfcn

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Underwater cables in Red Sea damaged months after Houthis threatened to do just that

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"Yemeni rebels thought to lack the ability to damage submarine cables" by self appointed 'experts' who obviously know very little.

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"Yemeni rebels thought to lack the ability to damage submarine cables" by self appointed 'experts' who know precious little.

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"Yemeni rebels thought to lack the ability to damage submarine cables" by clueless self appointed 'experts', aka numpties

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Re: Why do they need a submarine?

It's in basic training, also seamanship manuals. As any qualified navigator knows.

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Re: Why do they need a submarine?

"How often these accidents get chalked down to actual attacks is" lots of them by the paranoid conspiracy theory types.

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Re: Why do they need a submarine?

Charts give the location of cables and cables ore often damaged by ships' dragging their anchor.

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Re: Why do they need a submarine?

"It does depend on the depth of the bottom, where the cables were cut." Bab el Mandeb area is shallow.

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Re: Why do they need a submarine?

Ships' anchors weigh several tonnes.

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Re: Why do they need a submarine?

" I imagine a submarine commander might find it difficult to accept that a boat anchor could perhaps accomplish a mission of this kind" It's in basic training, also seamanship manuals.

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" Rear Admiral John Gower, a former Royal Navy submarine commander, told the BBC earlier this month that it would take a more sophisticated force than the Houthis, someone with submersibles capable of locating the cables to do the deed. Someone like Iran.

"I assess it's a bluff, unless it's an attack on a terminal," Gower said.

"There is nothing I've seen in the Iranian [Order of Battle] that could touch these cables, certainly not their submarines," former Royal Navy Commander Tom Sharpe told the Beeb. While diving would be a possibility, Sharpe said he concurred with Gower that the threat was likely a bluff."

The location of cables is clearly shown on charts, as all mariners know. Ship's regularly damage cables when they drag an anchor.

Nd that pair ran RN ships?

Japan's SLIM unexpectedly wakes up on Moon after month-long nap

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Re: Ohaiyo gozaimasu

"Yes, I'm jealous, but I'm sorry that I didn't get it. I will send you a postcard. ""

Employees saved Musk from himself over Twitter Files

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Re: Retrospective self serving establishment spin

Don't be daft. That is what Lying Leon claims

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Re: For sure he’s a dick/ or special even

Why? Simple, he's a fascist.

Americans wake to widespread AT&T cellular outages

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" a federal subsidised push" Non of that commie nonsense, next it'll be decent healthcare ffs.

UK Cabinet Office hits pause on £9M Microsoft deal

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Brown envelopes?

Infosys enjoyed a boom in UK government invoices in 2023

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Is anyone surprised? doubt it as I was anticipating it.

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he will be kicking it in California with his wife.

How did China get so good at chips and AI? Congressional investigation blames American venture capitalists

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Re: Money can't buy intelligence

Have you ever chscked on what China has invented?

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Re: Money can't buy intelligence

"The USA as a whole managed it in around 1930," ROFL The USA still doesn't have real ' universal public education '. It has schools with no qualified teachers other than religious zealots.

"Not many places in West Virginia offer physics programmes in their high schools and those who do very few of them are taught by people actually trained in physics,"

https://cdn.acidcow.com/pics/20140207/funny_exam_answers_16.jpg

Billions lost to fraud and error during UK's pandemic spending spree

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Re: Oops, we stole it

Rather a lot of the 'fraud' was intentional handing of contracts etc. to Tory donors so if Rish! had gone after them he would have exposed yet more Tory corruption.

FBI: Give us warrantless Section 702 snooping powers – or China wins

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Re: Warrantless snooping powers

Sounds about right. It amazes me that many Americans deny this. It also amazes me that they throw tantrums if any government department sneaks a peak at them but roll over and let G00gle, Amazon et al spy on them at will. Amazing.

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Re: The End is Nigh and Arrives Fast in Crashes and Rushes Travelling This Path to Nowhere Good :-)

Trump's America.

CERN seeks €20B to build a bigger, faster, particle accelerator

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€20B to build a bigger, faster, particle accelerator

HS2, £45bn.

EU repair rights bill tells manufacturers to fix up or ship out

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Re: This is what the EU is for

Is that you Donald?

Tesla power steering probe upgraded after thousands more incidents reported

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Re: Woke mind virus meaning

"These days most people take Woke to mean Political Correctness on steroids."

These days morons take Woke to mean Political Correctness on steroids.

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Re: Woke mind virus meaning

'usage among Republicans' and all fascists wherever they crawl.

Biden will veto attempts to kill off SEC's security breach reporting rules

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Re: Республиканцы

'Republicans (other than Trump) don't like Putin', so why do so many of them praise him and work to ensure he beats Ukraine?

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Re: Veto he should -- and must

'Bitch and moan about "Grandpa Joe" all you want, but' he outwits and outmaneuvers the brightest and best GOPers/MAGAts at every turn. It's time they woke up.

Japanese space lasers aim to clean up orbital junk

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Re: If you can knock down space junk

"maybe the US/China already have something like this" Bingo!

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Re: But are they Jewish

'Marjorie Taylor Greene's 'Jewish Space Lasers' Conspiracy Theory'

'I’m sorry for everything...' Facebook's Zuck apologizes to families at Senate hearing

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No accountability = No f8cks given

UK biometrics boss bows out, bemoaning bureaucratic blunders

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According to The Grauniad.

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Diddums, bless.

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"There is no clear plan in place", just like everything else with the recent/current government.

UK lawmakers say live facial recognition lacks a legal basis

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Re: "Does the use of LFR have a basis in law?"

Fascists love fascisting.

GPS interference now a major flight safety concern for airline industry

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Re: Is it naive to suggest ...

Indeed, with a sextant and a watch.

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Re: Any mention of GPS spoofing .....

No, it sh1te.

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Re: Well, yes

Decca Navigator?

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Re: Redundant

"- Compass points north" Er, no, the magnets align with the local magnetic field.

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Retaining traditional navigation aids. With a sextant,did you say?

X hiring 100 content cops in bid to tame Wild West of online safety

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Never, ever trust Paedo Leon.

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Re: X

Now, now, don't upset the Brexiters, ElReg is swarming with them.

Mars Helicopter Ingenuity will fly no more, but is still standing upright

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Re: Impressive... very very impressive!

"What will the next 120 years bring? " Leon et al ripping off taxpayers.

Missed expectations, zero guidance: Tesla's 'great year' was anything but

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When Elon Musk says Tesla had a "great year," it's best to assume he's lying as usual.

Logitech warns of logistical impact of Houthi attacks in Red Sea

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We could try this https://splash247.com/we-need-a-convoy-system-past-yemen-now/

US cities are going to struggle to green up their act by 2050

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Re: Hmm

"At some point reality will have to be accepted and the green madness will have to stop" You mean you believe the lies funded by the Exxon/Koch/Peabody axis>/

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Re: MW vs MWh

"everybody hated just me.". Nah, the MAGAts hate everyone.

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Re: MW vs MWh

"Difference is we tend to use it correctly." And proceeds to prove me correct. Your response is dispiriting coming from a supposedly well educated person with a science background

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Re: Meanwhile in California...

What a load of bollocks.

Post Office threatened to sue Fujitsu over missing audit data

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Re: It a wonder why this happens

"yes but it's not plausible they KNEW." Indeed they did but rather a lot of people refuse to accept that fact. Both Fudge and the PO have admitted it.