* Posts by Grinning Bandicoot

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Pentagon is far too tight with its security bug bounties

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Wiki gives The Pareto principle states that for many income, roughly 80% of the consequences come from 20% of the causes (the "vital few"). Other names for this principle are the 80/20rule, the law of the vital few, or the principle of factor sparsity.

California to phase out gas furnaces, water heaters by 2030

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NIRVANA

Move all into huge barracks, arcologies. Entry through triple heat locks , no windows to foul up air/heat exchangersThe waste heat of the cooling system will provide plenty of heat for hot water and possibly distillation of the grey, black water could dried and used at the units farm fertilizing the avocados and beans used on the sandwiches. The structure will be a net producer of heat so there will always the waste heat to use as long as the proles are packed in to the designers spec. Beltways and elevators take care to the pesky vehicles. NIRVANA

I read about 60 years back the the average person produces 100 kilowatts per ?? and have been seeking the original citation. When jumping on me bring the NASA source. Also for those that are handy, water jacket the coils of the reefer; lots waste heat there. Closing the cycle can do wonders for the energy bill.

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Re: Are they mandating the replacement tech?

You forgot to add pigeon. feathers for the designer coat to be worn when pacing Montgomery St.

Eastern European org hit by second record-smashing DDoS attack

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Questions

This answers a question that I had posted a couple of weeks back. Now the next: DDoS can be considered a passive attack, sort of a minefield, what is in the works when more aggressive attacks take place and the effects rebound into some overarmed, under protected country? Are we going to India and Pakistan go at it again or Iran and Saudi Arabia. Taiwan defense system fed false data as a distraction for the US.

When you've retreated to your bunker and there is no where else - what?

California Governor signs child privacy law requiring online age checks

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Benny Hill? Python?

How will this site make the determination that I am not 17 yrs 11months and 28 days old and not the so more adult 18yrs, 0 months and 1 day? Content on this site is pointed toward those that have suffered a few slings and arrows of time and might even be mature. Some interesting innuendos have been made here so is this site going make me prove that I once worked with Fortran, that I'm located in Taxiforna, or that I take a cynical look at government procrustean help.

The State can go and create a universal telephone number to be assigned at birth and tattooed on the inside upper lip of the neonatal. For those reading this it will be your current smart phone number and for the remainder during the mandatory vaccination check the tattoo will be affixed. With this number any stray found can easily be identified and returned to the proper location. THINK! No more lost children - paradise . The numbers will then stored by Dept of Public Health guarded by minimum wage clerk-typist. At point you should start hearing the sound of Schiller as interpreted by Beethoven and to improve the child's security let us add a biometric, retina, footprint, bite marks plus a time-location analysis to catch multiple log ins.

What about sites that have Benny Hill or the Pythons? Both have raised the ire of the humorless or the targeted. I know we'll be safe knowing that our learning is properly digested before the spoon feeding.

77% of security leaders fear we’re in perpetual cyberwar from now on

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Re: MicroSerfdom

And who says these certified white hats will stay so. Tacitus' moral still holds true about the Guardians. As far as that goes what do you really know about your cloud service provider? Air gapping some data the program creators want into the value added gravy so they try the same ransom methods as the state players. The old adage about paranoia and them coming after you holds true. Being on the defensive mode makes all our moves reactionary and always playing catch-up. Going offensive ask the question who and what to attack!

While entering this the question arose in my mind: Has the number and type of attacks changed sine February 24. The Ukrainians have all they can do to twit the neoSoviets and Putin's people see the world as against then so their play should not change. So how does it go?

Oh Deere: Farm hardware jailbroken to run Doom

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Re: Remote hacks

It'll be called Jason!

Nuclear power is the climate superhero too nervous to wear its cape

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Re: Bang On - except the death stats

Thank you. You have your religion so let go and allow us others to have ours. By the way do you ski or mountaineer? If so, you are a SINNER, an unbeliever of your own tenets, and am keeping me from my frozen banana. And ignore the J-curve!

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Re: thermal power stations which can't sensibly be turned off in such short order.

The turbine blades, rotor and housing can only take a certain amount of temperature change per unit of time. One unit that I know of is 1 megawatt per 15 minutes this being hotter steam has more energy to transfer to the turbine. Betcha did not realize that when a naval vessel moors it does not shut down its boilers because of the length of time a cold lite-off takes. I am sure some ex navy type here can give very specific numbers and per output from ship they'll match an equivalent shore unit.

What it always appears to me that the Rules of Thermodynamics are being ignored in these "Green" projects.

Remember this and use as your guide

THERE AINT NO SUCH THING AS A FREE LUNCH

TANSTAAL

Psst … Want to buy a used IBM Selectric? No questions asked

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We are dealing with eerie coincidences here. This months Nuts & Volts (2 2022) has an article titled "Turn a Typewriter into a Printer" ; however, the author used a Smith-Corona. Now for Twilight Zone music a few days back I saw a Selectric in use. Had to ask and was told because of the ease in changing to non-Roman lettering for a line or two.

Beijing needs the ability to 'destroy' Starlink, say Chinese researchers

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SCUD hunt

Question: What were those special force types crawling around the Iraqi hinterlands looking SCUDS on mobile launcher when the Allied side had complete control of the air. A good present example is Hainan Island and the PLAN facility and the tunnels capable of taking ships; what space borne system works on reinforced concrete and earth. Just as there will always be a Bond sequel a need for local eyes on the ground will exist. (And they had a back pack size satcom system in the US Military since the 90s (eye ball check) so earlier likely.

Ransomware the final nail in coffin for small university

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Re: Deflecting blame

You've closely nailed it in describing it as fraud. Way back when digital meant abacus the loan for R&B plus training were called indentures but were not as onerous. Kid hears that a real talent exists in ceramics - "Go to school -- Get a degree". So the poor snook applies at a college financing the whole thing and in four years and some months has a BFA in one hand and the other a request to establish a repayment plan for the four years. Meanwhile back in the old neighbor his pal goes over to the Mason's Union gets an apprenticeship works his hinny off and at the four is a journeyman making 5 or six time what our BFA will be making for the next few years and without that stinking Albatross of debt about the neck.

A part that missed was about the conservative planner who saved and planned, tracked trends. In other words had a business plan plan for education. Goes to school and the school raises its fees (and finds a few new ones), texts costs are raised and otherwise manipulated because the most students on loans never see the bill like the planner. The planner who the sort needed is stuck with surrender (get a loan), quit (leave school and toil with the rest of us awhile looking back) or fight on while sinking.

Along come the POLITICOs. The same ones that created the loan programs who now nod in a sagacious manner and Vote for me and I fix this mess created by __________. It is not your fault (that you did listen to the words of repayment). Vote for me and I will pass legislation saying your degree must be recognized. BUT MOST IMPORTANTLY VOTE FOR ME

As I was declawing this I wondered what school T. A Edison or George Westinghouse attended?

China-linked Twisted Panda caught spying on Russian defense R&D

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Re: Unlimited relationship to what?

Putin at the minimum will get back half of their old private lake if Odessa falls to the Soviets [sic]. A line drawn from the point of the Romanian border on the Black Sea to a corresponding point at the Georgia intersection will provide the rationale that makes the Barents Sea to be restricted waters. The next stunt would to Yell truce and demand a plebiscite with those actually in Ukraine and peace-loving not under arms residents. He cannot lose. The 'be-nicers' will agitate, those ducking fire will soon tire, and the rest are hostage. Cannot lose!

China is doing magician act dancing around Taiwan while was built Icebreakers and the PLAN is practicing operating in the Northern Pacific. I put the boundary of Cinnese Siberia just about a line running North/South of Lake Baikal

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George Santayana

One of the comments attached to Branagh's Henry V U-tube posting is a waif complaining of the war and death of the period. It appears to be one of those that don't follow history.(This class must greater than believed so it must be a terrible shock to find REALITY. Good spying will always resolve intentions and the capabilities attracted to those intentions.

'specially about Chrtistmas in New Jersey

This malware gang plants incriminating evidence on PCs, gets victims arrested

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Re: Interesting quote, there

Poul Anderson in the late 60s wrote a story, High Crusade. It relates in flashback fashion how a minor English lord preparing to leave for the Holy Lands runs headlong into alien invaders. and in the end England has a Galactic empire. As noted a rock can kill and a bomb just a rock is more efficient.

An after thought 'The Reign of Terror' was a populist action which resulted in a lot of bad story plots and cinema and not to say a government designed not to be efficient.

Russia's naval exercise near Ireland unlikely to involve cable-tapping shenanigans

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Re: re. the EU wouldn't be able to agree on how or even whether to use it

I concur with much of what you say, however, what what is missed is the cultural differences in diplomacy. Our (Western) is derived through the early Church of Rome when all was under some degree of control from Rome either politically or ethically. Hence we have truces, embassies being outside of local jurisdiction, ambassadors relatively safe. The Russians had an Oriental basis where ambassadors heads were returned to note rejection of terms, ambassadors used as assassins although the Kahns appear were better at treaty keeping with outsider than among themselves. The post Czarist governments have negotiated under the theory of demand the whole farm then demonstrate reason by only taking the livestock. Different hypothesis lead to different meaning while using the same words. Also why Game Theory has an unspoken flaw. But great summary.

US carriers want to junk three times more Chinese comms kit than planned

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More Than One-way Skin a Cat

The drone that advertises with X, a brilliant engineer that designed a drone costing pennies, quit when the firm was bought and the new owner wanted to charge up the ying-yang so he quit, style (the latest being Quad Air) that has you mount the receiving half of the programming in your smart phone has its processing done at a location North and West of Peking. So the twit goes buys a drone, loads the app on his phone calls his buddy at work and a termite attack begins. (Termite attack is termites boring slowly through oak, very slow but persistent until full penetration occurs and the usual signs not present) It has been how long since the Bloomberg Report about mystery chip?

In Econ 1 the "Theory of the Common Pasture" was presented and what presents better grazing than Guberment. Cost avoidance is prime teaching in business training so getting the servants (?) of the people to give away something that doesn't belong to them, AKA buying votes, is a fair game. Under the '30s Theories of total warfare the planting of communication attacks prior to hot war again is legit so its "Spy vs Spy"

Aircraft can't land safely due to interference with upcoming 5G C-band broadband service

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Between the present 4G service and the present aeronautical band an amateur secondary band exists for satellite uplink. It is at that portion of the band that the concern exists. There are fewer satellite enthusiasts then projected towers so a possible conflict was present but unlikely. With the service full time the probability of a conflict soars. What is curious is why now? What is Wag the Dog up to?

I had forgotten the fun of reading those publications written in response to the CFRs. By the time you reach the end you've forgotten the reason that you started

What's the top programming language? It's not JavaScript but Python, says IEEE survey

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If you use a Thiotimoline based ink in your notes not only will the program update but you can view the flaws before you write it.

The R-Pi as a package being costed less than $100 USD and extremely handy for experiments that may involve the loss of the data aggregator might account for some of the demand for Python.

Right to repair shouldn't exist – not because it's wrong but because it's so obviously right

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Started to try to find this case from the 70s after the "right to repair" item. The case if I recall correctly went some along these lines.

A shop machinery manufacturer built a mill and sold it in the 1930 to a customer. The customer later modified the mill to suit its needs. The mill manufacturer later went insolvent as did purchaser one and the mill was sold as part of the proceeding. The new purchaser made further modifications to the machine. Meanwhile the successor manufacturer of the mill was bought out by another corporation seeking new markets. At this point we have a mill sold twice and modified after each sale with the original manufacturer long gone. A product liability suit was brought against the firm that purchased the remaining assets of the firm that went insolvent. The plaintiff won and won big. So Joe "I Don' Needa Manual" fixes the equipment and in the process disables a safety device as part of the fix; it is not Joe going to court but the company that built what Joe fixed. What is a preventative action against this? Make it so the maker controls how the equipment is altered.

Consider Taxifornia A.K.A. California where that combine is regulated by CARB (California Air Resource Board). CARB only permits pre-approved modifications. It was more likely CARB that killed the right-to-repair bill in the legislature rather than Apple and kin. In the automotive field exists a large underground market of computer to change a vehicles acceleration, torque, and horsepower. CARB when where it can goes after these sellers and prosecutes. These computers may be legal elsewhere but not in their jurisdiction. Find me any policing agency that wants their work made more difficult and ypu've found the village idiots.

You want your smart communication system repairable, then it shall be built with discrete components. When you need a dissecting microscope to see the traces it not likely that you will have much success when your kit is 00Phillips and a 0.5 Torx to remove the cover and your 100 watt solder gun covers half of the components that you need afore mentioned microscope to read the part numbers. Joe starts his fix, destroys equipment, sues because the directions that weren't read were not correct. The bottom dwellers win again

I've got a broken combine harvester – but the manufacturer won't give me the software key

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Re: Only half the story

And what happens when the unit built on a design theory with no safety factor? ANS early failure. Today's designs using various CAD and modeling techniques give a feeling of preciseness whereas in the days of yore we knew that the last digit was basically junk. Minimal material used and the accounting people saying to move the failure rate from 99.0 % to 99.1 % will cost more than giving new to those that complain make this a new law of nature.

In the '80s, satellite comms showed promise – soon it'll be a viable means to punt internet services at anyone anywhere

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Re: Can't wait...

What's wrong with Big Brother? Winston Smith was a subversive. The Proles weren't complaining and enjoyed the security and protection by the kindly efforts of Big Brother. Winston wanted to take those comforts away so the efforts of the statement were and are necessary to protected the masses.

Vox Populi Vox Deus

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Re: Pen sized receivers

Used as a story in the 70s or 80s in Analog. Possible problem with PDRK and the Republic of the PLA is that their current activities would definitely intensify and possibly deadly.

Report shines light on REvil's depressingly simple tactics: Phishing, credential-stuffing RDP servers... the usual

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Has the Tipping Point been reached

The targets and the moneys involved have become so substantial that mercenaries might seem to be a viable option. Removal of those thought to be involved by mercenaries not withstanding any type of proof would be a true game changer. As it stands at present these groups only face a low level mental risk adding a physical risk to any possibly involved would interesting.

Audacity users stick the knife – and fork – in to strip audio editor of unwanted features

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What a red flag! My monkey curiosity immediately started and soon I will die if I don't capitulate!

Radioactive hybrid terror pigs have made themselves a home in Fukushima's exclusion zone

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?FERAL?

What ever happened to the word feral? Re-wilding appears to be neologism for the sake of making a neologism.

Based on conversations the bulk of the knowledge about 'RADIATION, RADIOACTIVITY and NUUUCLEAR' appear to have learned from old 1950 films where a bomb blast is shown with a voice over speaking of the dangers of the unknown (Them comes to the top along with TV's Outer Limits). Where these people that in the vicinity of a granite dike that indicates a higher read than that taken near the nuclear plant that they're complaining about. Ah the difference between 'natural' and 'artificial'.

Any word if the feral swine is GMO free?

Intrepid Change.org user launches petition to make Jeff Bezos' space trip one-way

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Slow News Day

Was this left over from last April 1st or is this early for the next April 1st and was there not enough copy available to make a proper column because it is a known that the Terra is a duodecahedron under our folding of the strings but under another folding it is flat!

The AN0M fake secure chat app may have been too clever for its own good

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First off I will say that I'm not a poker player. If you should play you will take home some of my money. Now that being said there is a ploy called 'BLUFF' where your play is such your hand is better then what you hold. If the other players suspect this ploy they can adjust and of course you can make a counter ploy. So if the ANOM is known to have a back door, the savvy user either continues as before with the knowledge of that your traffic has a few unknown 'bcc', double encrypt, or shift to a new service. If you encrypt,it says you suspect an unauthorized reader (maybe) or if you shift, you invite attention to your activities which you really don't want. If you remain with ANOM, it might be deemed that you are a right wing liberal with privacy fetish. Traffic analysis gives an idea where 'readers' should concentrate their work. Another consideration is this new service honest or are the 'readers' waiting? BLUFF and BLUFF again.

My personal choice is Steganography. For those that have played with the old rotor type fax once used by the news services you know about the random noise that is scattered across the copy. This can be used to conceal the traffic and have part of the key attached..

An offense is always probing for a way to carry out its mission! A static defense just asks to be attacked and bypassed.

Royal Yacht Britannia's successor to cost about 1 North of England NHS IT consultancy framework

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Re: It is slated to cost about £200m

The original figure of 200 M was correct but not quite complete. Missing was the phrase "per each design and progress review committee.As for being green I believe the Cutty Sark was solar powered and Brit built

Firefox 89: Can this redesign stem browser's decline?

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Cynical Question

Having read the first page of comments and noted the points about Google was curious about the use of google-analytics and googletagmanager here or is it assumed that the money behind this site is altruistic?

US nuclear weapon bunker security secrets spill from online flashcards since 2013

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Matryoshka

When mattryoshka is your policy, you suspect others of being of the same mind. I've seen on other sites that the Soviet shuttle version, Buran, was created because Senior Soviet military could not believe that the Yankee statements of purpose about Space Shuttle. The Son Tay POW camp raid was leaked the Buz Sawyer graphic strip probably to test the water before the official announcement. Before Operation Eagle Claw I watched aircraft where the official pronouncement of no such aircraft existed practice low level cargo extractions. These fell outside of the official clearance path but without any documentation any 'talk' is just fodder for social media.

MORAL: Don't get involved with the clearance process and watch what disappears from view or gets obfuscated and from build your picture with clear conscious. But forget not Matryoshka.

Orford Ness: Military secrets and unique wildlife on the remote Suffolk coast

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RE: Concrete ring and other stuff

Check https://www.sandiegouniontribune.com/military/sdut-elephant-cage-coronado-antennae-2014sep04-htmlstory.html on Wikipedia. My first thought on seeing the circle was that of a Wullenberger site and without knowing the year of construction might have been part of the Battle of the Atlantic.

Cobra Mist appears from the description to be similar to the Duga system (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Duga_radar) which makes me curious as to the frequency and pulse coding. CONSPIRACY ALERT: Counter mind control program by DoD/MoD!

NOTE: Living within a 100 miles of a PAVE PAW site I have to be careful when mobile not transmit on the 0.75m band; however, there exists a strong internal need to know more on Cobra Mist now.

Won't somebody please think of the children!!! UK to mount fresh assault on end-to-end encryption in Facebook

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Re: Child protection

No children would reduce the demand for housing thereby reducing the demand for new construction on field and forest which permits threatened and endangered flora and fauna security to have unmonitored sex.

So the reason the Sheriff couldn't catch Robin was the encrypted messages?

From pre Volstead times

When we ban liquor in the USA, crime rates will go down, spousal abuse will disappear, and the specter of the drunken driver will no longer haunt us.

Watchdog 'enables Tesla Autopilot' with string, some weight, a seat belt ... and no actual human at the wheel

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In the case of a Tesla when you are of an age to have the wherewithall to purchase your genes are

probably spread and so you're redundant to the diversity scheme.

While truly self-driving cars are surely just around the corner, for now here's an AI early-warning system for your semi-autonomous ride

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Horses the original autonomous transpotation

Some time in the near past a transportation economic journal remarked on autonomous vehicle in urban areas as a possible source of increased pollution and congestion. You get out to do your business and your vehicles cruises looking for a spot to park. Another offering was banning of private vehicles and the urban authorities use the autonomous vehicles on a roving basis in place of the current transportation systems . Mack Reynolds used this in his stories but one draw back he had pointed out was when the authorities want you the doors seal and delivered to their sanctum .

The current mix of vehicles is most dangerous of the possibilities and until the mix is mostly autonomous vehicles with just a few aberrants with the vehicles (AV) communicating velocity and acceleration will we be close to 1900 prediction of The Scientific American that the streets of the cities will safe from drunken riders and runaway wagons.

Drag Autonomy founder's 'fraudulent guns' and 'grasping claws' to the US for a criminal trial, thunders barrister

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??HP??

The discussion is now about HP, a corporation of dubious ethics, who got caught by others who out played HP at their game. This HP is a name plate and exists merely to mine leftovers after all the productive and innovative potions have been sold. HP must push the case as a smoke screen to cover the hollow core so the present board can safely parachute from the wreckage. Of course money does open door that thee and me will never see.

You would expect a qualified electrician to wire a building to spec, right? Trust... but verify

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Test first burn not

In a single phase system sometimes.However if three phase is in the structure ORANGE (preferably) or YELLOW is the 208Vac stinger leg. My father who in his career was an investigator for a large municipal utility. The building he and his partner were checking was an apartment structure large enough to be fed by a three phase transformer bank and the 208 circuit was pulled out for house motors and circuits. Unfortunately a different set electricians came to wire the units. Not knowing at that time about stingers they preceded to wire the 208 leg as 120. The building had been partially occupied when this came to light. LESSON: 1)Test and retest with someone other then the installer and carry a check list! 2) Paranoia is not a fault when betting lives!

Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey says Trump ban means the service has failed

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The Dogs of Law have been loosed

Without reading other comments I find the the presentation dissembling considering all the past statements made about neutrality and the mass of communications that must be considered. Register's headline sums the situation in that Trump is no longer a revenue builder and the new regime is doing all that it can to shut the guy up which weakens the net's argument that it is a merely a carrier. Let loose the Dogs of Law after this.

As an after thought which shall be considered the Cavaliars [sic] and which the Roundheads both claim God is on their side and the task is a Holy one.

Supreme Court mulls whether a cop looking up a license plate for cash is equivalent to watching Instagram at work

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Re: Supreme Court

Was that not de Gaulle's argument for the Force de Frappe? And to place all gun owners as nuts, lunnies or crazy is an assumption that is equivalent to looking in binoculars backwards.

H2? Oh! New water-splitting technique pushes progress of green hydrogen

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Re: Plenty of problems - so who funds this work and why?

The military will fund alternates. Presently among the largest component of navies and aerial forces costs is the fuel bill and anything that can cut that cost is put in the good column. In the mid 60s Analog had a featured article (The Hydrogen Economy) about the soon on the scene fuel, Hydrogen, with it a picture of a Model T that had been modified to run on Hydrogen and have we left that place in the parking lot [car park]. Like fusion the research for making it practical will go on forever because the investment and employment is in the search sector .

Thought the FBI were the only ones able to unlock encrypted phones? Pretty much every US cop can get the job done

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Guns vs knives and the CAUSE

Stop and think about pain or the anticipation of pain. All pf us have cut our self's at one time or another so we are familiar with the results. Few have been shot to know that it hurts BAD but all of us have been exposed to cinema where the good guy takes a couple rounds to the torso, grabs some piece of clothe to tidy up a bit then conquers the bad guys the only exception is when the good guys partner being just days away from retirement in which case win one for the gipper speech is made prior to the slump. No when I’m going to be holding hostages I want a Zwillig Pro slicing knife. Familiar enough to bring back bad memories and compliance to orders. Of course for a stand-off device nothing beats a trebuchet loaded with incandescent globes filled with a flammable substance.

Why or how this moved from Cops deep probing phones has at this time of day slipped past me and all that I see is the same meaning shouting as done in the 16th century. None shall gain a willing convert to the Holy Cause but still the fight will go tooth and nail because God is on their side

Beware, drone fliers, of Scotland's black-headed gulls. For they will tear your craft from Mother Nature's skies

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My first thought is that the independence movement was getting militant. Think raising gull chicks as a voice of protest.

Old and busted: Targeting servers and web bugs. New hotness: Pwning devs with targeted poisoned stacks

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In East Los Angeles pronounced Estella there was in idiom 'no kavesa' meaning the type smelling gas would flick the light switch. Brilliance and common sense are neither exclusionary nor complimentary. It has been attributed to Abe Lincoln 'If common sense were so common, why is it valued so highly?'

Imagine surviving WW3, rebuilding computers, opening up GitHub's underground vault just to relive JavaScript

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Back in the days when digital was which finger was used to move the beads on the abaci a short post apocalyptic story where visiting aliens come upon a site that was that was deemed by them as a holy site. In the investigation of these relics a flat circular metal container is found that rattles. The science staff after many checks and tests find the source of the rattle is an inner spool of some type. The challenge of what was on the spool is met and at an all-hands it is demonstrated. There is much discussion as to the meaning of what they and what they significance of the end where one of the characters pops into view and symbols "that's all folks' appears

Could not it pass up since the description of the storage location matches the story and a shaggy dog was needed to break the serious mood.

It’s happened again: AT&T sued for allegedly transferring victim's number to thieves in $1.9m cryptocoin heist

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I have an opinion on ATT and none is complimentary and I wonder how anyone claiming technological competency would deal with them. ATT should be for the proles that wanted to be shorn,

Euro police forces infiltrated encrypted phone biz – and now 'criminal' EncroChat users are being rounded up

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Re: But private ciphers also exist...even if end-to-end encryption is broken.......

5005 06010 98080 35803 81481 16513 89340 47876 10153 11063 Here are some letters for the moderator

Russia drags NASA: Enjoy your expensive SpaceX capsule, our Soyuz is the cheap Kalashnikov of rockets

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Re: 7 per launch vs 3

Park 'em at Lagrange point. Old models back at L3 and the shinny eco models at L5.

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Re: Foot in mouth

No they will use the Long March. As from where the Russian shoots will be from is a question and that answer is in the hands of the Tsar.

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