Re: Well, that does it for Western companies investing in China
And steal whatever technology they want
3849 posts • joined 10 Nov 2014
Predator (drone) + thermal imaging + Hellfire missiles
Reduce the deer population, give the RAF target practice, and rent out killing sessions to armchair bloodsports enthusiasts. Kill things by remote control - save on pollution and traffic congestion in the Highlands
May be long term, but a lot of research projects are long term and you'll get better espionage results from someone actually embedded in that research team. They get to live and learn the project and can replicate it when they return home.
Stealing the data is one thing, stealing the staff from the project is something better
Its time to understand that the plethora of Chinese students that our universities are so worried about losing the cash from, are all potential or actual sleeper agents.
They come here as undergrads, then stay either as postgrad researchers, or working in high-tech industry. With the numbers involved even if only 1% progress to becoming industrial spies the Chinese will have managed to steal a considerable volume of research.
Time to send them all home. We can't run the risk of Chinese nationals in our key industries
The Chinese government will buy it
Taking the company over would be both a military and business strategic advance for the Chinese. We have to hope our government recognise this and prevent any overseas purchase. The company should be nationalised NOW before any more secrets are lost
My guess is she's been put in place by Microsoft to ensure an easy takeover, shades of Nokia and Stephen Elop.
The question is, what do Microsoft see in the business that's worth acquiring? Is there something in the technology package that fits into Microsoft's future plans
The daughter follows the father..........
don't forget that during WWII he was a pro-Japanese terrorist who hated the pro-British elements within Burma - especially the Muslim groups and tribes.
Of course he became pro-British when Japan started retreating and losing........
He was a violent hypocrite, she's the same
Chinese law prevents companies having a majority owned overseas, and also prevents overseas based companies operating in China
Basically you can only operate via a majority-chinese owned (and based) JV, and you must make significant transfer of technology to the JV. Essentially the Chinese expect to be able to control the company and steal the technology in the event of a dispute or tension.
And at the moment there is a big dispute between the UK and China........you can expect this to end with the JV declaring UDI and ARM forcibly losing control with all the licencing revenue staying in China. You can expect other technology businesses to be attacked in the same way.
Its the beginning of a long game
China only uses the internet to spy on the west...............lets just cut the cables and isolate them. Then they can do whatever they like without pinching our secrets.
If their international trade gets damaged as a secondary effect, then tough - that'll teach them not to bootleg our technology
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During my time at Time Computers I regularly got the help desk staff to talk customers through removing hard drives, giving them a sharp rap on the floor and replacing them.
It would free up "frozen" read heads and get the drive working long enough to back up data.
Quite a common problem, especially on 80gb Seagate and Hitachi/IBM drives
The heat from the plenum chamber exhaust would on landing be so fierce that it would
1) destroy any surface the aircraft landed on
2) bounce back and melt the aircraft
3) get reingested and destroy the engine
One of the Harrier test pilots, John Farley related on PPRUNE how he regarded the P1154 as a death trap and refused to have anything to do with it
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