Re: Taking the 5th
But surely pleading the 5th will not work if law enforcement/ five eyes engage in a little Quid Pro Quo and it's the British bringing the charges.
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Seriously.. you expect a true Blackhat to pay for cloud services? No, it's far cheaper to piggyback a Raspberry PI onto the motherboard of a dozen refurbished desktop PC's and return them to the wild. Stick in a half decent graphics card, label it "suitable for gaming" and they also tend to land in places with a nice unlimited fibre connection. Scanning the wifi card periodically we quickly learn when all cellphones have left the house for work then kick the pig till the fans squeal and we're making bacon on your budget.
I appreciate that a Kessler cascade event == bad, the thing is is though if we want to build the next generation of orbital infrastructure such as global wifi, orbital power generation, moon mining and ships to beyond then the present crud whizzing about needs to be cleared. So rather than try and grab every piece manually with nets, harpoons and suicide drones etc Instead break out the space cannon tech, deliberately trigger then accelerate the chaos. After a while the debris should grind itself down into particles that can be caught with disposable 'soft' satellites made of something like play-doh launched into degrading polar orbits.
Mines the one with script for the next James Bond film
I am concerned about the addicts, with the illegal drug supply & distribution essentially broken things must be starting to hurt about this week and chaos does love a junkie tamping at the bit. All it's going to take is government declaring alcohol & tobacco as non-essential items with lock down becoming smoke free & sober, possibly even sugar free and we are all going to feel the pain of a fist presently wearing a velvet glove.
If history is any yardstick to measure by then this coronavirus outbreak is not going to be a 'comfortable catastrophe' where the enlightened prepared ones can simply bug out drinking beer in the woods for a month while the government returns things to normal. Now some say the rules here for the next three weeks are ambiguous, I suggest we are being given the message of a choice: Behave & shop responsibly lest harsher rules be enforced. It's probably worth mentioning that one of the biggest boosts to the general health of the UK was food rationing during WWII and if reintroduced as an emergency measure you can bet they will include a photo ID this time around. Plus under the guise of health 'screening', well that's a swab of everybody's DNA on file.
14 inch TV from a chipshop, the old-school ones. You know the type, mechanical tuner switches, the faint whiff of ozone, weighing like a crate of beer. Ten years it had hovered above the counter slowly condensing layers of culinary history. Were not talking some wimpy conformal coating spray covering, nay full on potted in solid fat with just the top of high voltage coil poking out. Two days with a hot a air paint stripper later we got down to bare board and eventually replacing a duff power transistor. Neil went vegan shortly afterwards, me I still gag uncontrollably at the smell of warm grease.
Aw bless Richard, what rock have you been hiding under? EverDry demonstrated its hydrophobic spray back in 2012, that video has over 17 million views on Youtube alone and for pretty much the same cost as three t-shirts I can buy enough of it to cover every piece of clothing in my wardrobe.
A similar farce could often be seen at Dowty with upwards of five blokes hanging off the back of small forklift when they needed to lift bed off one of the big Dixi jig borers for servicing. The real coup-de grace came however when the hydraulics division moved offsite. Everything was going well until they moved the big flow rigs...That's when they rediscovered the concealed staircases in the floor to the old air raid shelters.
GItec was a weird experience for me to start with as the "campus" was my former infants school but the shock of students being shown the computer room for the first time was universal. In the days when most schools computer clubs had three maybe four machines and a waiting list of years to even get near one seeing twenty BBC-b's with all the toys was mind blowing. I wonder where all those PFY's are now. I know Errol runs his own electronics business, JHR does upgrades for Aston Martin's, Proff disappeared inside the MOD and I got myself a little server farm.
Given that a Filipino gunsmith working with scrap steel & only basic tools can make a Colt 1911 in two weeks. Armed with a cheap CNC milling machine a complete engineering novice could probably bang one out in half that time. Detailed blueprints are out there and not hard to find for most firearms. Yet the govt is worried about people attempting to reactivate some knock-off victorian flintlock or Granddads welded solid Luger.. go figure...
Been reading snippets from HKmap.live and it's giving a fascinating insight into how a surveillance state operates. The use of masks by protesters for instance is apparently being weakened by the Police/Gov by throwing manpower at all restaurant cctv in the area. Rioting being hungry work after all, then using this additional evidence to make pre-emptive arrests inside the eatery's before people mask up for another nights mayhem.
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Throughout the eighties and well past Y2K there was an industry wide bad habit of setting the engineers override pin code on all commercial intruder & fire alarms the same as the last 4-6 digits of the installation company's phone number. This doesn't sound too bad till you realise that often the company name and contact number is stuck to the box... Go on push the buttons, you know you want to