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 Forum: Space and Technology   Topic: Major security flaws detected in all comp. processors

Posted: Thu Jan 18, 2018 10:18 am 

Replies: 9
Views: 375


So...
1) Do not trust the cloud ?

2) Keep your Nortons etc current ??

3) Next time, specify a couple more real cores on your CPU ???

 Forum: War Against Terrorism   Topic: Israel Destroys ‘Gaza Attack Tunnel’

Posted: Wed Jan 17, 2018 11:07 am 

Replies: 3
Views: 124


Back when UK was having its hapless Brexit campaign, I nearly came to blows with a door-stepping Labour Party activist who would allow nothing, nothing said against the PLO, Hamas etc or their sock-puppets. Those 'war-tunnels' were merely conduits for essential supplies !! It was all a wicked Z***t ...

 Forum: Bar   Topic: The Bronze Rat

 Post subject: Re: The Bronze Rat
Posted: Tue Jan 16, 2018 7:44 pm 

Replies: 12
Views: 379


ROFLMAO !!!
:lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol:

 Forum: Bar   Topic: New Member

 Post subject: Re: New Member
Posted: Tue Jan 16, 2018 7:41 pm 

Replies: 28
Views: 533


Welcome !

 Forum: The Media Center   Topic: The King's Justice by Stephen Donaldson

Posted: Sat Jan 13, 2018 9:46 pm 

Replies: 5
Views: 169


Yes. IIRC, Leonard Cohen was one of the 'warning flags' for potential teenage self-harm... A few singles on play-list, that's maudlin'. Repeat of his albums, all day, every day, that's scary... Hearing those drifting across the garden wall from neighbours' angst-stricken teen's open window, we'd cou...

 Forum: History and Warfare   Topic: Hawaii missile alert

 Post subject: Re: Hawaii missile alert
Posted: Sat Jan 13, 2018 9:37 pm 

Replies: 83
Views: 1871


FWIW, filling the bath tub is not optimal, as the plug leaks anyway, dust & debris fall in, and any ground shaking will *surely* dislodge that leaky plug... A couple of translucent plastic 'jerry cans' per RV and a pot of thiosulphite 'home brew kit' tablets is better. But, if you REALLY want a ...

 Forum: History and Warfare   Topic: German Engineering Yields New Warship That Isn’t Fit for Sea

Posted: Sat Jan 13, 2018 9:26 pm 

Replies: 9
Views: 500


Did the MOD train their procurement office, perchance ??

FWIW, UK's Carillion seems hard-aground, which is, um, odd given the size and number of their civil engineering & construction contracts...

They're now some-where between 'Too Big To Fail' and 'Buy Them for Pittance'...

 Forum: The Media Center   Topic: The King's Justice by Stephen Donaldson

Posted: Sat Jan 13, 2018 10:34 am 

Replies: 5
Views: 169


TC: "can't remember why..."

Drove you to play 'Leonard Cohen' album on repeat, and take 'emergency' anti-depressants ??

{ Shudder... }

 Forum: Other Wars And Operations Other Than War   Topic: Little Rocket Man Wins the Round

Posted: Fri Jan 12, 2018 6:03 pm 

Replies: 4
Views: 124


But when the entire NORK team are 'no-shows' for the return trip...

Nah, they'll be 'hostaged' unto the third generation, to be sure, to be sure...

 Forum: The Fiction Page   Topic: Red Seas- Lake Warden

 Post subject: Capenhurst
Posted: Thu Jan 11, 2018 12:21 pm 

Replies: 14
Views: 323


OTL Capenhurst is on the Wirral, near the the River Dee's Queensferry bridges and the Airbus wings' Beluga / Beluga XL's airport, a former RAF base. IIRC, their access road is *still* marked as 'through', but has enough tank-traps to halt even the most benighted Polish trucker running 'long & la...

 Forum: The Fiction Page   Topic: Red Seas- Lake Warden

 Post subject: Re: Red Seas- Lake Warden
Posted: Wed Jan 10, 2018 10:06 pm 

Replies: 14
Views: 323


Ooh, the plot thickens !!

OT: What is Capenhurst doing, if anything ?? In OTL, it is still, IIRC, a Cold-War Era 'Hole in the Map', embarrassing if your GPS tells you it's a short-cut...

 Forum: Bar   Topic: Now these PC Brain washed Academics are Screwing with math

Posted: Tue Jan 09, 2018 9:43 pm 

Replies: 12
Views: 281


"...truth is whatever you believe it to be."

Or convince a befuddled jury....

 Forum: Bar   Topic: Now these PC Brain washed Academics are Screwing with math

Posted: Tue Jan 09, 2018 12:12 pm 

Replies: 12
Views: 281


Senior Chief, I totally agree with you. Such PC-ish notions are akin to the benighted state legislature who infamously voted through re-definition of Pi = 3.00000000, 'for the convenience of artisans'... Math is Math is Math. True, different students need different approaches, there's no 'One Size F...

 Forum: Bar   Topic: Battle bus part two...

 Post subject: Re: Battle bus part two...
Posted: Sun Jan 07, 2018 1:52 pm 

Replies: 13
Views: 340


Ooh !
Pyro-enhanced paint-ball ! Like the famous warship battles annually re-enacted on that (*) lake, each warship with one recumbent crew member...

*) No, i don't know where, but it always, always makes TV news as a giggle-snippet...

 Forum: Bar   Topic: The Ashes

 Post subject: Re: The Ashes
Posted: Sat Jan 06, 2018 9:32 pm 

Replies: 8
Views: 261


Wasn't there a version of Bob Dylan's 'Blowin' in the Wind' written for a previous, even more disastrous Ashes series ?

"The Ashes, my friend, are blowin' in the wind, the Ashes are blowin' in the wind..."

 Forum: Bar   Topic: Battle bus part two...

 Post subject: 'World of Technicals' ??
Posted: Sat Jan 06, 2018 7:03 am 

Replies: 13
Views: 340


Does 'World of Tanks' provide private play-space ? If so, you've 'World of Technicals'...

 Forum: Bar   Topic: I HATE Windows updates.

 Post subject: Re: I HATE Windows updates.
Posted: Fri Jan 05, 2018 11:06 pm 

Replies: 2
Views: 109


https://www.kapilarya.com/how-to-comple ... windows-10

So, first I hobbled Cortana thus, then Edge.

Adios, M**K !!

 Forum: Bar   Topic: I HATE Windows updates.

 Post subject: Re: I HATE Windows updates.
Posted: Fri Jan 05, 2018 10:48 pm 

Replies: 2
Views: 109


No, I haven't.

The BING is back.

Battle resumes tomorrow...

 Forum: Bar   Topic: I HATE Windows updates.

 Post subject: I HATE Windows updates.
Posted: Fri Jan 05, 2018 8:24 pm 

Replies: 2
Views: 109


Yes, another whopper of a Windows'10 update beamed in this morning. After several attempts, I think I've fixed all the obvious things it reset to Windows' defaults. For instance, every time PC has woken from 'standby' today, it has launched BING. Cannot uninstall BING as integrated with Cortana, and...

 Forum: Other Wars And Operations Other Than War   Topic: Here in Aeizona

 Post subject: Re: Here in Arizona
Posted: Fri Jan 05, 2018 8:57 am 

Replies: 12
Views: 295


"We have no information ..."

That's the *strict* truth. Now the archive digging begins...

Hmm: Given that time-frame, I must wonder if some-one was taking the more apocalyptic Y2K predictions rather too seriously...
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