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8th Feb 2019, 09:40
Replies: 52
Views: 20,051
Posted By Shandy52

What, shot like the protesters at Greenham Common...

What, shot like the protesters at Greenham Common weren't, you mean?
Forum: Jet Blast
16th Jan 2019, 16:17
Replies: 11
Views: 1,257
Posted By Shandy52

Probably either will do - cf. Royal Welch...

Probably either will do - cf. Royal Welch Fusiliers.
Forum: Jet Blast
21st Dec 2018, 19:03
Replies: 345
Views: 38,395
Posted By Shandy52

Has the possibility been considered that this...

Has the possibility been considered that this drone might have a payload, and that this possibility may be affecting the authorities' judgment on how to deal with it?
Perhaps VP959 might have a view...
20th Dec 2018, 17:24
Replies: 1,178
Views: 673,653
Posted By Shandy52

Various possible defences against drones have...

Various possible defences against drones have been put forward; may I add my twopence worth?
In my infosec days, there was concern expressed about the ability of "HERF" (High Energy Radio Frequency)...
Forum: Jet Blast
8th Dec 2018, 13:28
Replies: 70
Views: 2,752
Posted By Shandy52

I feel this stereotype is due for retirement, as...

I feel this stereotype is due for retirement, as it dates back to the days of the Volvo 144 at least. Speaking for myself, I'm the one in lane 3 at 80-85mph, or doing 50mph along narrow...
Forum: Jet Blast
28th Nov 2018, 20:47
Replies: 69
Views: 5,238
Posted By Shandy52

I must say that I have no background in national...

I must say that I have no background in national or military security, but FWIW I do have experience in information security; and in that field I have always maintained that while security measures...
Forum: Jet Blast
17th Nov 2018, 09:46
Replies: 7
Views: 1,636
Posted By Shandy52

Essentially some conspiracy theorists are...

Essentially some conspiracy theorists are suggesting that the sub might have been torpedoed, and saner people are dismissing the idea, pointing to similarities in the debris pattern with older US sub...
12th Nov 2018, 12:34
Replies: 9
Views: 848
Posted By Shandy52

I use Plusnet, and on the whole it seems very...

I use Plusnet, and on the whole it seems very reliable. What I'm wondering is whether your problem might be caused by an external influence, specifically some electromagnetic interference generated...
Forum: Jet Blast
30th Oct 2018, 22:51
Replies: 111
Views: 8,678
Posted By Shandy52

Real men punch the cards themselves using a hand...

Real men punch the cards themselves using a hand punch ;)
Forum: Jet Blast
30th Oct 2018, 15:46
Replies: 111
Views: 8,678
Posted By Shandy52

Surely no discussion of old computers on a...

Surely no discussion of old computers on a British website is complete without the ICL 1900 series? 24-bit words composed of 4 6-bit characters, register-based architecture, and a range of operating...
Forum: Jet Blast
9th Oct 2018, 11:25
Replies: 60
Views: 3,588
Posted By Shandy52

Poland refused a request by the Soviet Union to...

Poland refused a request by the Soviet Union to move a million troops across its territory. Britain, having given Poland a guarantee of independence, was naturally unwilling to agree to the Soviet...
Forum: Jet Blast
7th Oct 2018, 11:07
Replies: 3,106
Views: 242,141
Posted By Shandy52

I think you should refer to the dictionary to...

I think you should refer to the dictionary to check the difference between refuting something and merely denying it - the difference is that refutation requires evidence, which Peskov specifically...
Forum: Jet Blast
28th Sep 2018, 08:50
Replies: 3,106
Views: 242,141
Posted By Shandy52

Don't rule out the possibility of a "psychiatric"...

Don't rule out the possibility of a "psychiatric" diagnosis...
Forum: Jet Blast
26th Sep 2018, 22:04
Replies: 3,106
Views: 242,141
Posted By Shandy52

I think if you look back through the thread - a...

I think if you look back through the thread - a rather daunting idea now - you'll find several of them. I wouldn't deprive you of the pleasure of identifying them yourself :-)
Forum: Jet Blast
26th Sep 2018, 17:45
Replies: 3,106
Views: 242,141
Posted By Shandy52

I suggest you read the details of Bellingcat's...

I suggest you read the details of Bellingcat's investigation, published on their website, and let us know what faults you find in it.

I'm sure we can wait.
Forum: Jet Blast
25th Sep 2018, 13:29
Replies: 153
Views: 9,449
Posted By Shandy52

I've had several second-hand ones over the years....

I've had several second-hand ones over the years. Two of them have been less than wonderful, but considering what I paid for them I shouldn't complain. The other three have been great, and my present...
Forum: Jet Blast
21st Sep 2018, 11:24
Replies: 3,106
Views: 242,141
Posted By Shandy52

A couple of bits of speculation: 1) Did Putin...

A couple of bits of speculation:
1) Did Putin organise that TV interview specifically to make the GRU look stupid? I'm thinking of his KGB background here.
2) All of the trolls seem to have gone...
Forum: Jet Blast
19th Sep 2018, 10:16
Replies: 3,106
Views: 242,141
Posted By Shandy52

Sorry for the mess, my irony meter just exploded....

Sorry for the mess, my irony meter just exploded.



Perhaps wisest.
Forum: Jet Blast
1st Sep 2018, 13:43
Replies: 37
Views: 2,108
Posted By Shandy52

I don't find it necessary to wait a minute before...

I don't find it necessary to wait a minute before inserting the battery, I just blow on the newly-exposed side a couple of times.
I started off with the old analogue aids in the mid-90s - they were...
Forum: Jet Blast
31st Jul 2018, 11:46
Replies: 3,106
Views: 242,141
Posted By Shandy52

One thing that's been puzzling me rather, is why...

One thing that's been puzzling me rather, is why the substance was applied when the Skripals were known to be in the house? If it had been applied while they were out, then firstly they would...
Forum: Jet Blast
28th Jul 2018, 19:43
Replies: 3,106
Views: 242,141
Posted By Shandy52

Well, flash8 seems to think that destabilising...

Well, flash8 seems to think that destabilising the UK is the objective of "foreign hostile powers", but apparently there is some disagreement on this point among those seeking to maintain Russian...
Forum: Jet Blast
28th Jul 2018, 18:55
Replies: 3,106
Views: 242,141
Posted By Shandy52

So let me get this straight... You're not telling...

So let me get this straight... You're not telling me that Russia didn't do it, you're telling me that others do comparable things (let's not argue that point here) so I guess by implication that...
Forum: Jet Blast
28th Jul 2018, 18:39
Replies: 3,106
Views: 242,141
Posted By Shandy52

I would be interested to know which foreign...

I would be interested to know which foreign power, other than Russia, might have the motive and the means to destabilise the UK? I don't see China as having a motive, and am not sure who else among...
Forum: Jet Blast
28th Jul 2018, 17:45
Replies: 3,106
Views: 242,141
Posted By Shandy52

Seems a fair comparison. Nobody AFAIK has...

Seems a fair comparison. Nobody AFAIK has suggested that anyone other than the Israelis were responsible.

Worth pointing out, though, that the Israeli action was a lot more understandable, given...
Forum: Jet Blast
28th Jul 2018, 17:38
Replies: 3,106
Views: 242,141
Posted By Shandy52

The Skripal incident took place in March. How...

The Skripal incident took place in March. How soon are you expecting the second prong of the attack?
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