* Posts by Burnerjack

6 posts • joined 10 Feb 2014

Romanian 'ransomware victim' hangs self and 4-year-old son – report


Re: Tragic...

I suspect events like this are indeed, not new. What is new is: People hear of such tragedies from around the globe in this 'information age'. Back in the day, unless it was in your own country, town etc., you probably were not made aware of it. News travels fast. Tragic news travels faster.

MH370 airliner MYSTERY: The El Reg Pub/Dinner-party Guide


Re: Here's more sensible analysis...

Bilby, maybe I'm confused, but the event which caused the transponder to stop occurred BEFORE the "goodnight" call. This would indicate that either the cockpit was not aware of the transponder's status or WAS, by the cockpit's own actions.

If the Military was aware of aircraft in its sphere of influence flying without a transponder (whether civilian or military Friend or Foe) , in the post 911 era, it would be unlikely that no aircraft would be sent to intercept once radio contact was refused.

'Phase one' scenario INHO, is quite flawed.


Re: @Martin Gregorie

Martin, I think you maybe on to something there. "..doesn't fit the known facts..." Unless of course the "known facts" are not fact at all. The plot thickens....


Re: Here's more sensible analysis...

Lizard people? Pretty sure its under a tarp in the back of a Bronx chop shop. Those engines ain't cheap.

Those rims? Everyone wants those rims! What about that radio? Sweet!

Q&A: Schneier on trust, NSA spying and the end of US internet hegemony


My personal opinion is :"Barring backwater nations, the only nations not spying on you are the ones that haven't been caught yet." Never assume privacy or anonymity. Only a fool would do so.

NYPD dons Google tech specs: Part man. Part machine. All Glasshole


INMNHO, having a video feed on law enforcement personnel is a GREAT idea. Not only does it add immediacy to their ability to verify ID etc., but more importantly, in the event of dangerous action, the public is further protected from abuse and Law Enforcement (by extention, the Taxpayer) is protected from unwarranted litigation costs. Having the ability to record events in real time, uploaded on a continuous basis is a win/win for all.


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