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Reply #250 on: October 06, 2020, 12:12:33 AM
An American pundit was on the radio today was saying that that he put his security detail at risk (which he did) because they never roll the windows down in the Presidential Motorcade for 'security reasons'.

They don't roll the windows down on them because it's impossible to do so.
They're about 5" thick Bomb/RPG proof ballistic glass, set into a door that's even thicker and packed with even more armour. Even if you had motors strong enough to lift the weight of the windows, there's nowhere to put them and nowhere for the windows to drop into.



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Reply #251 on: October 06, 2020, 05:35:10 AM
It doesn't need windows either for nothing else then seeing out of.

It's completely hermetically sealed with an air filter designed to prevent from gas attack etc.


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Reply #252 on: November 08, 2020, 01:12:04 PM
I think it's safe to say, that Trump has gone into a hissy fit

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Reply #253 on: November 08, 2020, 06:39:03 PM
It's more than that and of course, entirely predictable.
We've all seen the memes of him being dragged out the WH by his feet or possibly his hair, but the sad fact is that he's determined to drag this out until the bitter end.
Sad and embarrassing for all concerned, not to mention that he's turning himself into even more of a laughing stock than he already is.
Here's his latest tirade from AP News:
https://apnews.com/article/transcript-statement-donald-trump-c809d17b5cd34048e1a5e9bbb4b73cb7


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Reply #254 on: November 27, 2020, 09:12:32 PM
I hope humanity has learnt from this pandemic
https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-europe-55101058

They killed 17 million minks, just so it doesn't interfere with vaccines that might help us


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Reply #255 on: November 27, 2020, 10:25:09 PM
I hope humanity has learnt from this pandemic
https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-europe-55101058

They killed 17 million minks, just so it doesn't interfere with vaccines that might help us

They would have killed seventeen million mink just so a rich woman could look good.


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Reply #256 on: November 28, 2020, 12:59:21 PM
I see the IoT is proving to be very successful

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/technology-55087054










After you have read this, please note the sarcasm


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Reply #257 on: November 28, 2020, 05:37:52 PM
I've not much interest in IOT TBH.



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Reply #258 on: November 28, 2020, 08:16:26 PM
Me neither. Society has become too reliant on the internet, and in some cases, for the wrong reasons


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Reply #259 on: November 29, 2020, 12:46:26 PM
The security risk is huge, especially with anything that has a camera or mic in it. I wonder how many people forget that Amazon or Google could have a recording of your telephone banking credentials? With some of the cheapo wide open IoT devices it's not inconceivable that someone could call pretending to be your bank, but instead of leaving the line open (that old scam) when they ask you to call them (your 'Bank') back, they switch to an IoT device they have access to and listen in when you genuinely call your bank and give them your login details. If it's sensitive enough, it might even pick up the touch tones from the phone.
I read the other week that someone has managed to develop a programme that can do a pretty good job of predicting what you are typing on a keyboard, just by the sounds the keys make and someone else has developed one that can do the same with a camera, following shoulder and upper arm movements. Scary shit man.


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Reply #260 on: November 29, 2020, 01:31:19 PM
The security risk is huge, especially with anything that has a camera or mic in it. I wonder how many people forget that Amazon or Google could have a recording of your telephone banking credentials? With some of the cheapo wide open IoT devices it's not inconceivable that someone could call pretending to be your bank, but instead of leaving the line open (that old scam) when they ask you to call them (your 'Bank') back, they switch to an IoT device they have access to and listen in when you genuinely call your bank and give them your login details. If it's sensitive enough, it might even pick up the touch tones from the phone.
I read the other week that someone has managed to develop a program that can do a pretty good job of predicting what you are typing on a keyboard, just by the sounds the keys make and someone else has developed one that can do the same with a camera, following shoulder and upper arm movements. Scary shit man.

I read not so long ago that a security expert had developed a means of knowing what's on your screen by listening to the fluctuant vibrations of your graphics card/video rendering device. They could tell exactly what passwords were being inputted.


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Reply #261 on: January 09, 2021, 12:45:10 AM
Going to miss Twitter for being a bit of a laugh for a while

The biggest troll of them all got banned from the platform


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Reply #262 on: January 11, 2021, 03:48:14 PM
AS a loonie lefty lefty left-o Trump being allowed a stage on which to spout anything is something which should be stamped out.

Intolerance of the intolerant is necessary to maintain freedom and justice, despite what Liberals might say.

I'm probably totally wrong on all that by the way, but it's how I feel today.

Socialism = Solidarity, Reg.


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Reply #263 on: January 11, 2021, 05:29:15 PM
Bit to incite a riot/insurrection regardless of the political spectrum leaders are from, should be dealt with swiftly. Especially on toxic social media, where either side think they own the site

The owner of the site has never endorsed any political movement

I’m sure it was a hard decision to ban Trump, but someone had to make it

Invariably such stunts leads others to join the other extreme, of which I don’t personally like. They just pander to anyone who can give them power


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Reply #264 on: January 11, 2021, 07:26:21 PM
Bit to incite a riot/insurrection regardless of the political spectrum leaders are from, should be dealt with swiftly. Especially on toxic social media, where either side think they own the site

The owner of the site has never endorsed any political movement

I’m sure it was a hard decision to ban Trump, but someone had to make it

Invariably such stunts leads others to join the other extreme, of which I don’t personally like. They just pander to anyone who can give them power

I think Jez is agreeing with you.


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Reply #265 on: January 12, 2021, 12:43:41 PM
There's some fun to be had watching the arrests.


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Reply #266 on: January 12, 2021, 01:46:23 PM
Bit to incite a riot/insurrection regardless of the political spectrum leaders are from, should be dealt with swiftly. Especially on toxic social media, where either side think they own the site

The owner of the site has never endorsed any political movement

I’m sure it was a hard decision to ban Trump, but someone had to make it

Invariably such stunts leads others to join the other extreme, of which I don’t personally like. They just pander to anyone who can give them power

I think Jez is agreeing with you.
I was, but came at it slanted ;)

The amount of "snowflakery" is pure gold. Fuck every single one of them. Fascist sympathiser/enablers the lot of them.
Stupid as all fuck.


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Reply #267 on: January 23, 2021, 10:44:06 AM
And you get these fucking twats saying they want to help deliver the vaccine
https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/technology-55749963

I bet it will be empty, just like what happened to me


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Reply #268 on: January 23, 2021, 11:47:08 AM
I hear there's some concerns about taking the vaccine in the BAME community due to misinformation being spread by racists.

Despite appearances, the amount of genetic diversity among every human on the planet is around one tenth of one percent. (Defining which tenth of one percent is different ball game entirely.)
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Reply #269 on: January 23, 2021, 12:03:51 PM
I hear there's some concerns about taking the vaccine in the BAME community due to misinformation being spread by racists.

Despite appearances, the amount of genetic diversity among every human on the planet is around one tenth of one percent. (Defining which tenth of one percent is different ball game entirely.)

The BAME community have frequent representatives on mainstream news/topical TV programmes and they're very much concerned because of the lack of information (I've not heard anyone mention dissemination of falsities) regarding risk as clinical trials were widely conducted within caucasian groups.
No one knows why BAME communities are more susceptible to viral symptoms and it's understandable why they're a wee bit worried about the vaccine. Initially, I think it was believed BAME social structures were a root cause of transmission within the community but as for the high mortality rate from complications, no one yet knows.


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Reply #270 on: January 25, 2021, 01:32:31 PM
I'm surprised that a clinical trial wasn't proportionally representative of the ethnicity of the community it was intended for. Which I suppose mightr be screwed up thinking if each one is planned to be aviailable globally, in which case I'm surprised it wasn't proportionally representative of the ethnicity of any community it may be intended for.