* Posts by A_Melbourne

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World's richest man posts memes as $44b Twitter acquisition veers off course


I used to read "The Register" years ago. It seems that it has gone woke. A pity but hardly surprising. The UK is heading for the bottom and this mag is just following the trend.

China dumps dud chips on Russia, Moscow media moans


"Kommersant" is a Western rag. Like the FT.

If you believe Kommersant, you must also believe in the "Daily Mail" and all the rest of them.

Usmanov, the owner of Kommersant, is an Uzbek oligarch. He spent six years in a Soviet prison in the 1980s on charges of fraud and embezzlement

The de facto alliance between China and Russia is doing very well.

Enjoy your Winter and heating bills. And don't forget that Starmer is another WEF minion. The UK is just about as independent as my left foot.

As a French minister said over 200 years ago ''people get the governments they deserve"

Engineers on the brink of extinction threaten entire tech ecosystems


Software engineers are not engineers at all.

A person who does not understand the laws of motion, statics. materials and thermodynamics cannot be considered to be an engineer. That is why so many "intelligent" people believe in nonsense like 9/11, germ theory and renewable energy.

EU lawmakers vote to ban sales of combustion engine cars from 2035


"Dumb and Dumber"

I am glad to be out of Europe. In a country that is not taking part in this mass extinction event that is called "sanctions".

85% of the world's population is out of the information bubble of the UK, Europe, the USA and Australia.

I wish you all good luck this coming winter. 2035 is a long way away. Will you survive long enough to "own nothing and be happy"

Where are the (serious) Russian cyberattacks?


"I'm sure that Putin thought the war would be all over except for the mopping up by now."

Unlike the Americans, the Russians are trying to avoid civilian casualties. Meanwhile, the Ukrainian army is hiding in the cities among civilians - the part that has not been surrounded in the east.

In the next few weeks, those in these "cauldrons" will be encouraged to surrender. They would have surrendered some time ago if not for the Nazi groups embedded in each unit. The Nazis know what fate awaits them, they kill any deserter.

I suggest you forget about the lies of the MSM. Today, the London Times finally hinted at the entrapment of most of the Ukrainian army. Something that was being reported elsewhere a week ago.

Oh what's the use? You guys know nothing about East Europe. The brave Brits and Yanks beat the Nazis in WW2. LOL

Cisco requires COVID-19 shots for all US staff – even remote workers


Re: Get rid of the religious exemption.

There is nothing "medical" about the medical that you refer to.

Fauci is a liar and a mass murderer. Just look at the history of this guy and what he did with HIV/AIDS with his beloved AZT.

History is repeating itself with his beloved Remdesevir. It kills 1/4 of patients.

Japan has switched to Ivermectin and their rate of sickness has collapsed.

Natural immunity is infinitely better than fake vaccines that don't work. Hospitals are filling up and they call it "Delta Variant". BS

Go on Bitchute.com and find out what is really going on.

Quality control, Soviet style: Here's another fine message you've gotten me into


Russia Improving. UK not so much.


Car production in Russia is increasing. It is over 1.5 million units per year. Just look at what is happening to manufacturing in the UK. Even Rolls Royce and Bentley are foreign owned. :(

I once worked for Lucas, when the UK had a serious car parts business. So sad to watch today's wokes hiding from an airborne virus that hardly kills any healthy person. We had concerts in Hyde Park when the flu killed far more people. The media rarely mentioned it.

Who'd have thought the US senator who fist pumped Jan 6 insurrectionists would propose totally unworkable anti-Big Tech law?



More nonsense. It was a stolen election and everyone knows it.

A floppy filled with software worth thousands of francs: Techie can't take it, customs won't keep it. What to do?


Porsche in France

I tried to get my Porsche registered in France. It was registered in Luxemburg. I was resident in Paris.

I went to the customs office in Paris to enquire as to how to do this. The functionary asked for proof that I owned the car. I showed him the owner's manual. He confiscated it and said that I must pay the customs fees for importing the car before he will return the manual.

I left the office and never came back. I had the car registered in the UK with no problem.

Mullet over: Aussie boys' school tells kids 'business in the front, party in the back' hairstyle is 'not acceptable'


In my time at Stowe, boys who did not get a haircut when told to do so got whacked.

I was always unfashionable with a shortish haircut. My hair was otherwise unmanageable.

UK terror law reviewer calls for expanded police powers to imprison people who refuse to hand over passwords


I am so glad to have moved to Eastern Europe. Russia next stop.

So glad to be away from the police states of England and Australia.

I must confess that my ex-wife timed the divorce to perfection.:)

US nuke agency hacked by suspected Russian SolarWinds spies, Microsoft also gets backdoored


I have Windows 7. Old and more trusted. Kaspersky daily reminds me to turn back on Windows Automatic Update but I just hit the "Later" button.


Why does Russia get the blame?

All references to "Russians" are suspect. It could have been the "Chinese" or any number of other people.

I repeat. There is absolutely no proof that the Russians are behind this.

For all we know, it might have been another brilliant idea of British Intelligence to damage relations with Russia - like Polonium, the Skripals, Navalny, White Helmets, Syrian Gas and so much else.

Trump fires cybersecurity boss Chris Krebs for doing his job: Securing the election and telling the truth about it


Stop lying! There is massive proof that the election was stolen from Mr Trump.

He will remain as president. Wait and see.

Mark Zuckerberg, 36, decides that having people on his website deny the deaths of six million Jews is a bad thing


Re: Repeat after me.

"A private company deciding what allowed on it's systems is NOT censorship. It is a business choice"

Facebook, Google, Amazon and Youtube are monopolies. They are utilities.

How would you like your privatised electric supplier cutting off your power because it is a "business choice"?

I think that French minister who, 250 years ago, said that people get the government they deserve was perfectly correct.


This "genocide" is nowhere to be found in the voluminous memoirs of Churchill, Eisenhower and de Gaulle about the Second World War. Today, they would be prosecuted in several European countries for their "crime" - that is if there memoirs were to be even printed.

Enjoy you freedom guys! I am 70 years old and I had a good life. :-)

What a Hancock-up: Excel spreadsheet blunder blamed after England under-reports 16,000 COVID-19 cases


Last Monday, the WHO announced that 10% of the world's population had been infected. They tried to spin that as bad news.

However, that means that this virus is no worse than the seasonal influenza.

Please stop exaggerating this thing. The PCR test is highly-misleading. Claiming that healthy people are "cases" is pure propaganda.

"WHO (Accidentally) Confirms Covid is No More Dangerous Than Flu

Head of Health Emergencies Program “best estimates” put IFR at 0.14%"


When it comes to hacking societies, Russia remains the master at sowing discord and disinformation online


Fake "China Experts"

The "China Experts" are a select club of "Yes Men" who keep on being rotated. The only thing they have in common is the vilification of everything Chinese.

"How Western Media Fabricate The “China Experts”"


All their predictions have been failures. I doubt if any of them can speak Mandarin or read and write it.

Feguson's Crap Imperial College Model


Feguson's Crap Imperial College Model

Someone should write an article about this. Thank you


COBOL-coding volunteers sought as slammed mainframes slow New Jersey's coronavirus response


It is a hoax guys. They are simply moving anyone with influenza into the Covid-19 category. Plenty of terminal cancer patients are diagnosed as Covid-19 without even a test - after death.


As for Boris Johnson, he always did have a reputation as being a scoundrel

UK contractors planning 'mass exodus' ahead of IR35 tax clampdown – survey


Ex-independent who worked in the UK, France, Netherlands and Germany

Lots of people (like myself a long while back) don't want to be employees in large companies. We don't want to be obliged to play all the political games. We don't want promotion and the ignominy of being sacked. We just want to do a specific technical job without all that crap. Without needing to attend endless meetings where everyone is competing to guess what the boss really wants so that they can present it as our own preferred solutions - to the delight of the boss.

Why is it so difficult for the psychopaths in politics and at the top of all these companies and ministries to understand such a simple thing?

It all comes down to power. Those in the Inland Revenue, senior management and the Permies are jealous of the freedom of those who work independently. Go ahead and watch another few TSB's blow up. Just look at the NHS application that cost untold millions - with no officials getting the sack.

London's Gatwick Airport flies back to the future as screens fail


Departure Control

This brings back the memories. I helped install the departure control system at Gatwick for British Caledonian Airways - some 35 years ago. I was working for Raytheon at the time. BCal had lots of pretty girls working the desks. I was on crutches due to a recent car accident.

Open plan offices flop – you talk less, IM more, if forced to flee a cubicle


They did this at the HQ of British Airways a long while back in their then new office. Judge the results for yourselves.

Hypersonic nukes! Nuclear-powered drone subs! Putin unwraps his new (propaganda) toys


No bluff

It would be very silly to think that Putin is bluffing. He is not like Reagan with "Star Wars." Putin is a serious statesman. Another thing he said a while back is that if Russia is attacked, the fighting will not only take place in Russia - like last time.

NATO has been bugging the Russians for decades and this is simply push-back. He is telling them that placing missiles on Russia's border - while pretending it is to protect Europe from the Iranians - is a waste of time.

We already give up our privacy to use phones, why not with cars too?


TripTax.com - how to speed up traffic on the cheap

I am waiting for the coin to drop and for people to understand that my proposal is:

1- Way cheaper

2- Highly flexible

3- Uses today's technology

4- Does not need infrastructure

5- Does not need any gadget in cars

Please check it out here:

A Practical Way of Improving Road Traffic

It is precisely because it does not offer big bucks to the fake privatisation companies that it will never be considered seriously as a contender IMHO

Yes, British F-35 engines must be sent to Turkey for overhaul


Soviet S-200 damaged F-35 over Lebanon

"Israel Is Hiding That Its State-Of-Art F-35 Warplane Was Hit By Syrian S-200 Missile – Reports"


The Israelis are hiding the plane:

"2 storks hit F-35, sending stealth jet to garage"


Why Uber isn't the poster child for capitalism you wanted



Check out the future of ride-sharing at http://qbusters.com.au/

Just press on "Simulator" to get a fake login that will enable you to try it out. :)

Tech billionaire Khosla loses battle over public beach again – and still grants no access



They make peasants with big egos in Silicon Valley

MH370 researchers refine their prediction of the place nobody looked


Just like for MH-17, this was deliberate and intentional. It will never be found.

BTW, the same party was responsible for both and it does not take a work of genius to figure out who was really responsible.

French general accused of nicking fast jet for weekend trips to the Sun


The silver Spitfire

My Dad was a main supplier to the British army in Egypt. At the end of the war, he and two other main suppliers were offered lots of "army surplus" gear almost for free. The Army was desperately short of money. One offer was for brand new latest model Spitfires - boxed and minus guns - for £100 each. A motor torpedo boat - minus tubes - was £500. He settled for lots of trucks and a miniature mining train engine with cars and rails.

Elon to dump Trump over climate bump


Good. Musk is one of those trying to profit from the AGW scam. His companies are bleeding cash on a massive scale and received $5bn in direct subsidies from Obama. More in indirect subsidies from the certificates that he sells to other ICE car makers. This guy is terribly overrated by those under 30 - and with no hard science qualifications.

30 New (2017) Scientific Papers Crush The Hockey Stick Graph And ‘Global’-Scale Warming Claims

UK hospital meltdown after ransomware worm uses NSA vuln to raid IT


Well done Microsoft. Cooperating with US intelligence services comes at a price. The Russians, Chinese and so on are moving away from American operating systems and software.

When is the last time you saw a new Detroit-made car in Europe?

That is what happens to people who make shoddy products - let alone products designed with integrated faults.

Facebook decides fake news isn't crazy after all. It's now a real problem


FB wants to go the same way as the MSM

The mainstream media is dying - because of its pervasive lying by omission and commission. Facebook should try and learn from the mistake of the MSM.

I subscribed to the Financial Times for around 40 years before getting fed up with their agenda. Now, I only look at the MSM to learn what is the latest lie that they are propagating or which piece of information they are trying not pass on to the general public.

Our Sun's been using facial scrub: No spots for two weeks


Scientific Papers Predict Cooling In Coming Decades

Good news.

Soon enough the on-going gradual drop in worldwide temperatures will be difficult for the IPCC to fudge.

Scientific Papers Predict Cooling In Coming Decades

I guess the Russians will get the blame - as usual.

Facebook shopped BBC hacks to National Crime Agency over child abuse images probe


BBC == Westminster == Pedophilia

The BBC, just like Facebook, protects pedophile rings.

Happily, Trump is acting against pedophiles in a big way. Watch out brothers Podesta

Think Pizzagate isn’t possible? 474 arrested in major pedophile bust throughout California

These people are being "interviewed" and offered cooperation deals - in order to get those running these blackmail scams.

Radioactive leak riddle: Now Team America sniffs Europe's skies for iodine isotope source


Statoil has a leaking pipeline. They wanted to find the source of the leak and added iodine to the inlet at the offshore rig.

US Navy runs into snags with aircraft carrier's electric plane-slingshot


The whole idea behind aircraft carriers is quite redundant. Rockets are so much cheaper and don't need pilots. The aircraft carriers can't get close enough to their target so the aircraft cannot make the return trip. A total waste of resources.

The U.S. Navy’s Big Mistake — Building Tons of Supercarriers

Also submarines are getting so much more stealthy - not to mention smart mines. I certainly would not recommend anyone to get a job on board any of these dinasaurs.

Possible reprieve for the venerable A-10 Warthog


They should just buy - the better - Russian planes and stop pretending.

The SU-34 is superior in every way to the A-10 - and can protect itself against air attacks


Even the SU-25 is way ahead of the A-10 on every count


The trouble is that the Americans have never had to operate without air superiority. They have no idea how to fight the ex-Soviet way - as was demonstrated in the ex-Yugoslavia.

Londoners react with horror to Tube Chat initiative


When I was a teenager and living in London, 40+ years ago, it was quite OK to chat up dolly birds on the underground. But then, in those days London had loads of pretty young things - not like today.

Researchers crack Oz Govt medical data in 'easy' attack with PCs


Re: Overseas

"Is Australia starting to get an American complex?"

Well, they hurried to claim responsibility for killing 80 Syrian soldiers and to help ISIS - in order to share the blame with the Americans. I guess you must be correct.

We're not looking for MH370 in the wrong place say investigators


Not in wrong place

They are deliberately searching where they know that the plane cannot be. In view of this, "wrong place" is not quite correct.

They will always do whatever it takes to make it seem that Diego Garcia had nothing to do with it.

'Google tax' already being avoided, says Australian Tax Office


Smack them with an "enhanced" GST

Pretty easy to do. Let them keep their profits wherever they wish, but just stun them with a GST of say 25% for all business carried out in Australia. If they then decide to bring onshore a fair share of their profits, reduce the GST pro-rata.

It would sure put a lot of Australian accountants out of business - and upset Obama no end.

Chinese hacker jailed for shipping aerospace secrets home


I am not sure what possible use the Chinese could have of the details of the F-35. I mean, the Chinese are lending the Americans the money to build this albatross - at $200+million apiece.

Top rocket exec quits after telling the truth about SpaceX price war


Reality versus spin

Musk may well have a physics background, but he always panders to the masses' in all things practical - e.g. the laws of thermodynamics.

The idea of using precious fuel that was in orbit to land a spacecraft on an ocean-rig is as daft as they come. The weight of that fuel is equivalent to the payload that has been forsaken. At least the Space Shuttles did glide some of the way back to earth and used a heat-shield to brake the craft.

Truly dumb.

Consider yourselves lucky!


Consider yourselves lucky!

Alarmed by police searches, Ukrainian IT firms threaten to quit country (VIDEO)


Azure's already a AU$50 million business in Australia


I just joined. As soon as I tried to enter the portal, got the following message:


We're having issues

Network Infrastructure - Australia East - Service Interruption

34 mins ago

7/2/2015 19:54:03 - Starting at approximately 01:03 UTC on 3 July, 2015 customers with Azure services hosted in Australia East may experience inability to connect to their service resources. Engineers have identified preliminary root cause and are preparing mitigation steps. The next update will be provided in 60 minutes or as events warrant


I think I will try Amazon instead, or just keep my server

Ukraine PM: Hacktivists? C'mon! Russian spies attacked Gov.DE


CyberBerkut‬ is a Ukrainian opposition website. Yes, Yanukovich was elected to be president by the whole country, and he did not outlaw other political parties - unlike Yatsenyuk.

'Space bubbles' may have helped Taliban down 'copter in bloody Afghanistan battle


They got thrashed because they were fighting the locals. No need for physics of the stratosphere, just a bit of common sense.

Sun of a beach! Java biz founder loses battle to keep his shore private


What an idiot.

Amazon's profit-eating machine revs into overdrive


Ever heard of VAT. If they paid a measly 10% of VAT they would have had to cough up over $6B last year. Puts their "losses" in perspective, IMHO.