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Drivers Should Fight Plods Bulk-Slurping Of Car Plates
Lucky car / truck (lorry) drivers in SaiGon/Ho Chi Minh City are now surveilled by tens of thousands of new CCTV cameras designed to implement road usage changes. Motorcycles are free. Some of the larger intersections have to 10 cameras.
One unusual feature is that many of the cameras are accessible, in real time, on Apps so drivers can check on road conditions - open, jammed, road work or flooding, etc,
All my company's vehicles are fitted with elongated Infra-Red LED spotlights, back and front, which effectively 'blind' cameras and render them useless. The Apps are great for 'fine tuning' the IR radiators
People are tired of the covert attempts to track people / activities, stripping away privacy, be it by cameras, cell handsets or vehicle CAN "Call Home" systems. Obviously trails from credit card, ATM, passport use, etc. are understood / accepted by users to leave mouse trails although some trails can be minimised / eliminated.
What About All The Other 194* Countries Who Might Want Their Own Satellites?
It's all very well the USA slinging it's junk into space, whether bribing Pai or not, but what of those countries whose budgets can stretch only to smaller devices?
Satellite coverage of the USA can, in many cases, be achieved by terrestrial fibre cables whereas there are many countries where communications can only be achieved by satellite. Take Republic of Indonesia with 17,504 (officially listed) islands. How else can so many points be covered other than by satellite?
Anyone listening to entertainment satellite traffic knows how much spectrum and space real estate is wasted. How many people listen to I LOVE LUCY (circa 1951)? Aficionados are well catered to, even today.
The USA has many space monsters, the size of double-decker buses, two of which are circulating around the Korean peninsula. Perhaps KIM Il-Jun can switch from nuclear to concrete and knock out these things and make room for others with lofty goals.
*There are more countries but not all are recognised.
And They Use Windows XP On Trident Submarines - As Do Americans
I wonder if they change the hardware on the Navy's XP computers, whilst retaining the OS?
A Half-Minute Jaunt Could Be Dragged Out To A Stunning 14 Minutes, You Say
In case any UK readers think this is excessive, North American train lengths can be measured in miles / kilometres.
Canadian road traffic law governs the obstruction of roads at level crossings, by trains, to a maximum of something in the order of 11 minutes.
Long enough to pop out to pick up a coffee and a donut at the nearby Tim Hortons!
Start With Your Passport Photo
The passport agency is a facial I.D.s trove.
Since the likeness of people to their photographs is pretty lose for passports, the opportunity to modify them is great.
Simply consult a facial recognition chart then work on the key points such as eyes (move iris), ears (hide under a shaggy hair style), eye brows (join), beards and mouth (make a suckling lemon shape) before dispatching your pictures. Fortunately, I have my pictures taken by a graphic artistic outlet and, slowly, over the years they have gradually varied many salient points.
And don't forget, IR LEDs are your friends - they sure distract scanners.
Don't like bio eye scanners? Cross your eyes (works on single scanners, too). And using arsenic on hands regularly and your fingerprints will disappear - and won't kill you, ether.
Remedies For Excess Gas
1. Charcoal Tablets
2. Flatulence Deodorizers
4. Flatulence Medicines
5. Peppermint Oil Capsules
6. Herbal Teas
If course, avoiding airline food also helps.
Re: Hang on a minute...
"Oxygen" masks are actually chemical generators with a lifespan of about 12 minutes.
Cabin crew get the real tanked oxygen, as do pilots.
Since When . . .
have U.S. judges worn wigs?
More FAKE News: Truth is Manned Helicopter Hit Static Tree and had Rough Landing
It appears that the drone didn't actually collide but rather the instructor hit a tree and messed up a landing.
So what's with the drone? The heli pilot should have gone UP, something his aircraft could do better than a drone. The down draft from the helicopter would have likely driven the drone down, increasing the separation.
Hopefully the drone camera caught the whole incident and can reveal the truth rather than a humans excuses.
How Come The USA Thinks It Owns All The Slots In Space?
WHAT WILL HAPPEN when countries other than the USA decide that they, too, want to fly 4,425 satellites around, such as China, India, Mongolia or Russia?
And who will determine who has 'rights' to a particular slot in the heavens?
Nor is the US Government is to be trusted - which is why there are now four GPS systems - and it determines the penultimate operation of such a system through it's licencing terms.
"We're deeply concerned about the risks of allowing any . . . entity that is beholden . . .
to foreign governments that don't share our values to gain positions of power inside our telecommunications networks."
Given the amoral activities of many Western Governments it is likely users data is safer in Chinese hands in any event. Both the GCHQ and NSA operate under legislation that make almost any activity 'legal'.
Asking the U.S.' NSA, CIA, FBI, National Intelligence, Defense Intelligence Agency or National Geospatial Intelligence Agency heads if they would use a smartphone from HuaWei or ZTE is sort of dumb since all the back-doors and hacks developed for 'American' products would have to be repeated for Chinese products.
The Russians might well have a solution - resorting to using typewriters and photocopiers in their intelligence agencies.
GDPR Requires Data Subjects. . . Especially What Data Is Passed On To Third Parties
Given the spying technologies of GCHQ and the NSA I am happy to forego any perceived 'benefits' such as knowing when a Starbucks pseudo coloured water outlet is nearby (VietNam is the world's No. 2 coffee exporter) and whether there is a fraction of a Cent / Dong / Penny 'deal' coming up.
Other data that will be shared can include physical or biological characteristics, vehicle speeds, seat belt use, and information about braking habits, precise geographic location. Just why do manufacturers need this data?
The police can usually access this data, particularly seat belt use data, using roadside equipment. And you can bet other government agencies can dream up other uses that are detrimental to vehicle owners
Having recently taken delivery of a new company vehicle, I disabled the back-channel radio antenna, moved the unit that contains seat-belt data and moved the Controller Area Network (CAN) connector (usually near the driver seat) to an inaccessible point (for police).
Into the Controller Area Network (CAN) I plugged an aftermarket device that presents all the data through an App. So if **I** decide **I** want to share MY data, **I** have full control of it.
China is Aggressive with Respect to the East Sea aka South China Sea
The danger is that China has an aggressive history as demonstrated by dead Vietnamese sailors who drift across the border line in the water in Ha Long Bay, shot by the Chinese Coast Guard.
Witness also the Vietnamese fishing boats that have been shot at - with further deaths and injuries - and rammed when fishing in the Vietnamese area of the Spratly Islands. The Vietnamese have long occupied it's part of the Spratly's with houses with gardens, stores an airfield and regular ferry service years before the uppity Chinese showed up on the scene.
China has NO claim to the WHOLE of the East Sea (aka South China Sea) - except in it's bent distortion of history. This is backed up by historic maps and charts as well as a United Nations ruling.
Car Battery Booster Cables Are The Low Tech Way to Stop Trains
The First Nations population in Canada are very familiar with railroad operations, especially when it comes to protest.
To stop rail traffic First Nations people use a set of battery booster cables and short the outer - load-bearing - rails together and automation will look after the rest.
Shorts across these rails trigger red lights for a couple of train lengths of rail. Train lengths in North America are often measured in kilometres/miles using a formula based on time a train takes to pass a measuring point at a certain speed.
How About Clearance for RAF Northolt
where the government keeps the Queens Flight and all those ministerial aircraft along with the Met Police cell tracking aircraft?
Rich media artists also get to use Northolt, as have the CIA rendition aircraft.
Apple: Pot Calling Others Black
Tell me, how many judgments are there against Apple for plagiarising others works?
Let's start with the payment made by Apple to Creative Labs, the American subsidiary of Creative Technology Limited, for knocking off it's music player patent.
Wigs and Heavy Dark Framed Sunglasses Will Beat Watson Most Every Time
The reference points for facial recognition are well known and are easily blocked or distorted. Try making your mouth into a 'rosebud' shape - that is a useful start.
The fallibility of identification technology us amply demonstrated by the HSBC voice analysis that is applied to every telephone call made to the bank.
With a simple tremolo circuit commonly used by musicians and a bandwidth limiting filter, my personal assistant can, and does, emulate my voice and easily persuades the HSBC computer that it is I who is speaking.
'Has Criticised "Patronising" Techies That "Sneer" At Politicians.'
This ignorant Tory has only herself to blame, she is a living example of the term "dumb as a brick", as did her predecessor.
Without a doubt this schema will fail - particularly in the U.S. of A. with it's First Amendment,
More Tosh: "Fibre costs in cities have been pegged at around £300 to £400 per household . . .
but he said costs in rural areas are "massively more expensive"
Why, I ask?
Perhaps it is because Openreach has adopted BTs over-engineered cable practices. Fibre optic cable (from China) is very economic, as are the distribution cabinets, etc.
I have a weekend retreat some 70 kilometres from the nearest town of a size, on a minor provincial highway in DakLak Province. The plan for fibre was announced by billboards along the route so we all kept an eye out for the great event.
First we observed survey teams, armed with laser tools and erecting high resolution GPD equipment, carefully surveying the route took about 6 weeks. Then silence.
Without much hoopla massive cable carrying trucks obstructed the road, preceding the cable laying ploughs that operated 24/7 burying the conduit that had been filled with the fibre cable. This route has small hamlets and villages along its length and the spurs (and associated junction boxes) were positioned easily as there was slack designed in - and simply buried in the ground.
The only delays were incurred when one cable truck ran out of supplies and another moved in - requiring splicing.
Four months later it was finished. One hundred megabyte feeds to one and all.
I have observed fibre optic cable installation in Toronto - down the centre of major roads using pavement cutting ploughs. In Ho Chi Minh City/SaiGon economies are achieved by telcos and cable companies share the cost of installation and having detailed maps of underground infrastructure. Because there are hundreds of bridges in the city they had to install conduits and then pull cable.
Perhaps if Openreach used modern techniques and sub-contracting instead of hiring thousands of 'engineers', they could reduce the excessive £300 to £400 per household costs.
GPS Jammers Usually Paired With Cell Jammers
Anyone who searches for cell or GPS jammers will quickly learn that Shenzhen (China) is the centre for jammer production. (D-I-Y types can find detailed design / assembly instructions searching for "Wave Bubble")
Ever since I was rear-ended on my motorcycle, by a car driven by an idiot using a cell handset, all my vehicles have been equipped with Cell Jammers (now 4G) so that the most-skilled/worst drivers in the world (Vietnamese) around me can't use their cell handsets.
These drivers even text whilst driving a motorcycle!
The GPS 'jammer' actually outputs an erroneous location signal which must confuse Google when the same location shows against my vehicle WiFi anywhere I travel.
And before those who think it is 'wrong' jump on their keyboards, please note that cell jammers are completely legal in most parts of the Far East (See: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mobile_phone_jammer AND https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/IMSI-catcher )
Re: Didn't we have such a system? (Decca)
Decca was designed by an American, William J. O'Brien, but after the US Government failed to show an interest (therefore no funds coming) it was brought to the UK where it was developed into a viable product by Decca and their Harvey F. Schwarz, chief engineer of the Decca Record company and a friend of O'Brien. It was used in the Normandy beach landings.
After WW2 it was adopted, starting in the UK, as a wide area navigation system, for marine use. Then expanded to aeronautical applications. The 5-frequency group was around 100kHz - south of the BBC longwave station. Tests, using BOAC aircraft, proved that Decca could reach Moscow - for potential use as bomber navigation for the RAF.
HiFix was a HF (1.6 mHz) short-range system that used two transmitters and a locating receiver.
Decca was based on receiver equipment rental providing a healthy cash flow. After joining the EU the new rules forced Third Parties to develop receivers, thereby reducing Decca income. Finally, the EU forced the UK government to stop financing Decca just as GPS took off.
Wikipedia has some decent descriptions of Decca > https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Decca_Navigator_System < and LORAN > https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/LORAN <. The main difference between Decca and LPRAN was that the former used phase comparison and the latter timing comparison to ascertain location.
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Still happens to me when I have a cell handsets (3G-4G) on my work table near my computers which have audio systems attached to them.
I also carry a portable 25W UHF MESH (digital) transceiver which has zero affects on computers.
Not a Problem, Biggles, We Have The Trusty Old . . .
Warthog (aka Hog).
The Warthog (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Biggles) is active in Afghanistan presently although Biggles has retired (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Biggles).
Warthogs (https://i2.cdn.turner.com/cnnnext/dam/assets/140224213401-a-10-warthog-jet-horizontal-large-gallery.jpg) can be seen at American Air Museum at the Imperial War Museum Duxford and Bentwaters Cold War Museum,
Charging Level 1 (120VAC), Level 2 (240VAC) Wire Communications Can Be Blocked
Charging Level 1 (120VAC), Level 2 (240VAC) "back-channel" options can easily be filtered using ferrite or inductor / capacitive filter technology. Such technology has been well developed and implemented by the anti-Smartmeter movements in California and other US groups.
The fast-charge cables that meet CHAdeMO (“CHArge de Move” or “charge for moving” - Toyota, Nissan, Mitsubishi, Fuji Heavy Industries and Tokyo Electric Power Company) or SAE Combined Charging System, or “Combo Cord” (American & German automotive engineers, in various committees of the Society of Automotive Engineers) cannot be filtered.
Of course, the car's CANbus (Controller Area Network)(Read: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/CAN_bus) system will be also sending messages 'home' which are most easily inhibited by disconnecting the antenna cable under the hood. The FM, satellite, GPS use different co-ax lines to the same antenna. (Rental car users can prevent remote locking / engine killing by wrapping the roof-mounted mini-antennae with alumin(i)um foil).
At least the Revenuers won't know who to surcharge!
MAY - Still Dumb After All These Years
As Home Secretary this ignoramus was responsible for the GCHQ to Parliament. One of her pet pursuits was "backdoors" and the 'need' for them.
Obviously neither time nor promotions has taught her anything but, as the Peter Principle goes, "managers rise to the level of their incompetence".
Thank goodness her next promotion is ignominy and a fade to black.
More like monopolistic.
The governing entity of Canada's telecoms industry - the CRTC [ Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications] - is stuffed full of ex-telco reps who have ensured that Canada has the poorest selection of choice coupled with the highest rates.
Once a telco always a telco. (Read "For Whom The Bell Tolls Not")
Ontario, Canada doesn't have these problems . . .
because voters mark up paper ballots that are then scanned for a vote tally.
The USA, being the self-proclaimed technology 'leader' - paperless voting (in many cases). What could go wrong?
In a word: 'Russia".
In Ontario, and many other jurisdictions, a recount is easy - just rerun the scanning operation.
Watch for the US' next voting revolution!
First Things First
Before you can defend anything, you must have something to defend.
BT is on the job! It has been so slow in building out the UK InterNet, there is precious little worth defending and since most of the submarine cables have been built out by private commercial industry there is even less to defend in the name of Her Majesty.
If the military wants more money - let them get it from the cable operators!
Playboy? Is it still around?
Given the 'action' on the InterNet, it's hard to imagine Playboy sales amount to much - except for those who read the articles.
Just another publicity stunt to promote sales following the death of Hefner.
Unless You Live In The USA, Likely You Don't Appreciate The Clout Of The Power Sector
the power generation industry has many tools in it's kit bag to fight from taxes to building codes to land zoning.
AND they have the money to bribe politicians at state and national levels.
And to monetise the investment in solar anything you need the ability to sell surplus to the grid (state or nation-based).
VietNam has an abundance of sun and our government has been a little slow off the mark. The simplest solar system is a coil of black plastic hose-type pipe spread over a roof which can quickly produce water hot enough to make a coffee.
Looking out of my high-rise condominium it is very encouraging to see just how many homes have installed solar systems be they for heating water (most popular) or electricity. Even the poorest souls in this country can have hot water.
When I constructed two hotels for my wife (I actually employed labourers) we designed solar in to the designs. Rarely do guests turn 'instant' water heaters on sufficiently to trigger electrical consumption. Our electricity, sourced from battery-backed solar, results in frequent meter changes (EVN can't accept our not stealing electricity) and bills that amount to chump change of £20-30 per month for a total room count of 98.
I can understand those who claim solar arrays can disfigure the appearance of classical buildings, a little planning can minimise such changes in appearance.
F35 - Too Late and Over Budget
The F35 has been on the drawing board so long that parts of it are now ancient technology.
It's the latest American military project failure and they are foisting it on other nations to recoup some development costs.
Will Britain still have to send these dogs to Italy for engine maintenance?
Chambers - Too Late!
In almost every supermarket in VietNam you will find trays of 'bugs' nestled amongst the meat offerings. And they sell out fast.
If Chambers were to venture further north, across the border to GuangDong (aka Canton) he could enjoy beetles, served live in dishes, which connoisseurs catch with their chopsticks and, after dipping the live beetle in chilli sauce, the guest squeezes the bugs body with the chopsticks whilst sucking the innards into their mouths. Mmmm, finger licking good.
Then Chambers could enjoy Monkey Brain (scooped from the scalped head of a live monkey strapped underneath the table) or eat a cooked fish that is still breathing.
Here's a Great Opportunity (for HuaWei) to Bring Jobs To America
HuaWei should use an American proxy and supply redesigned products, to conceal their origins, then use automation for assembly, then sold in the USA.
Without a doubt this is another example of the USA bending the international trade rules of which it has an historical record (ask Canada). With the idiot president they have it might be also tinged with racism.
If HuaWei products are vetted by GCHQ, and GCHQ was sharp enough to spot Trumps Russian contacts before the USA, it must be sufficient to accept that HuaWei products are clean. Of course, it could be the NSA can't re-engineer them to allow them to be tapped by the USA.
BTW, check your 'American' products to see how many have been made overseas.
I Used to Support Wikileaks Until . . .
it's stupidity with US election meddling.
One thing more stupid is the money squandered by the UK Government on 'guarding' the Embassy of Ecuador.
But that's Tories for you.
The US Government Is Racist and Untrustworthy
The US Government does't like level playing fields and it doesn't even honour international agreements and treaties. Canadians know, they have been screwed over royally by the US when it comes to softwood lumber (think 2x4 construction wood) and wooden roofing tiles (that can last 50-70 years).
Canada appealed unilateral US decisions and won. The US simply ignored the WTO rulings.
Take Iran - everyone signed an international agreement - the an orange haired orangutan becomes president and he repudiates these agreements.
The US can't survive without Chinese money and China can't prosper without the US market.
Of the two options - my data being stolen by the GCHQ and NSA OR China, I would go for China every time.
Here in VietNam we can buy Chinese electronic products at a FRACTION of what you pay in the West. And remember, American companies are already ripping off UK consumers by simply converting US prices by substituting the $ symbol with the £ symbol (check Apple prices).
The US is a fading world power and, like stars at the end of their lives, is making a lot of noise before it sinks in to oblivion.
Re: FŬCK HUAWEI & CHINA!
Obviously you can't accept that US companies also plundered Nortel IP - much of which was financed by grants financed by the Canadian taxpayer, through the Canadian government.
And much of the Western IP China has / uses is supplied by greedy Western companies wanting to make maximum bucks from Chinese sweat labour.
The Chinese has great home-grown engineers, they don't really need the US except as a market.
RAF Northolt: A Very Interesting Airport That The UK Government Likes To Keep Quiet About
RAF Northolt, close to Heathrow International Airport, is a very special airport with very special customers. It is home to the Queen's Flight (aka No. 32 Royal Squadron) - used by the Royal Family. The Prime Minister and other UK Government poo-bahs also can be seen there.
The US Embassy staff use it, as did the CIA for rendition flights.
Another client is the Metropolitan Police who keep part of their fleet of fixed-wing aircraft and AgustaWestland AW109 lightweight, twin-engine, eight-seat multi-purpose helicopters, fitted with StingRay IMSI-catcher receivers, there. Netjets is based there - they carry movie stars and others with money to burn.
Tucked away on the northern border, on the western end, are the RAF classified surveillance, communications intelligence electromagnetic~electronic Intelligence aircraft. The Mail on Sunday said the RAF aircraft were Britten-Norman Islander - popular as they are great for use over London - day and night - with their very low stall speeds. The London Plod Islanders have very distinctive camera
surveillance turrets located under the main spar (attaches the wings) which is used for ANPR (Automatic Number Plate Recognition),
If any readers go to Northolt, be aware that Link Integrated Security Systems of Chesterfield have supplied a high-tech perimeter security system manufactured by ObjectVideo of Reston, Virginia, USA.
Metro Plod also has facilities at Farnborough where they go by the name "Aero Lease UK" as well as "Nor Leasing" operating out of a Mail Boxes Etc store. The aircraft that overfly the motorways are based here - and cover motorways as far as way as Scotland.
Must be nice to have a limitless budget . . . funded by UK taxpayers.
The Result of Government Accepting Payoffs (Donations) From Pilot Associations
British pilots, and their unions, have been vociferous opponents to anyone but anyone sharing 'their' airspace.
Most all of the pilot complaints have been anecdotal reports of 'drones' flying at heights when pilots simply do not have the facilities, or time, to properly identify something they are passing at hundreds of miles per hour.
Furthermore, the country with a far higher aircraft-to-drone ratio than the UK has far fewer sightings as their pilots don't lie. Sure, there was recently a drone / helicopter collision reported recently where the drone 'dented' one of the elements of the rotors but the helicopter carried on and landed safely.
My employer develops drones for military purposes - dropping nasty things on opponents - and we have flown drones into windmills used to generate power, propellers attached to engines fixed to runway concrete and even in a wind tunnel. On no occasion have the objects our drones were in collision with caused disabling damage.
The airflow over the skin of an aircraft is smoothly handled to minimise perturbations in the air and since drones share the same air, they are carried over, or under, the aircraft. I have seen no reports of any tests actually firing a drone in to a jet engine.
The British government is relying on a 'bent' experiment, that had pilot union participation. that cannot in any way shape or form be described as scientific.
Why do the commercial aircraft operators have so many interactions with Unidentified Flying Objects, and the military, who zoom across the otherwise quiet Shires of the Home Counties disturbing cows and dozing senior citizens, do not have reports?
Re: Hard wired sensors and cellular transmitter all with back up batteries
Never heard of a cell jammer?
Guess Most of the Features are Covered by ...
HAVEN, recently released by Freedom of the Press Foundation and its president, famed NSA leaker Edward Snowden, might be a low-cost answer.
Personally, I don't think Google and it's sub-companies, are to be trusted with any data you want to be kept private, including absences from your place of residence.
Most systems have a large hole in their strategies - communication security. Wires can be cut and cell frequencies jammed. Then there is the Crying Wolf problem - false alarms caused deliberately by prospective robbers.
Hard to beat a large, ugly, dog with a bad attitude towards humans.
Re: Other Options.......
It is easier to run fibre optic than two conductor overhead cable.
I ran fibre from a roadside access point to my summer hideaway is less than a day for a total run of about 1.8 kilometres.
Why is it Large and Small Western Countries Have Such SLOOOW InterNet?
China has country-wide fibre optic communications network and residential service of upto 100 Mbytes; South Korea also has country-wide fibre optic comms with residential service upto 1000 Mbytes. 'Developing' VietNam boasts several northern border to southern coast multi-terrabyte back-bones (owned by competing domestic carriers) with upto 100 Mbyte residential service.
The light levels in Ho Chi Minh City/SaiGon have increased city-wide as tons of overhead copper drops have been replaced by underground fibre optic cables.
Yet in the Western sphere, the the LARGE USA has huge swathes of real estate that have NO terrestrial landline communications and one of the countries (Britain) with the SMALLER land masses in Europe has data-free areas.
Britain, in promising "at least 10Mbps" by 2020, demonstrates how the government and a larger communications company has failed and neglected the countries needs.
Britain has it made. Fibre optic cables can be run along railway rights-of-way or inder-sea cabling - no digging needed.
There is absolutely no excuse for this. They are damaging the country's economy, and reducing the country's technical potential.
Little wonder the cream of the UK's talent is pulling up stakes and moving overseas.
Enhance the effect by adding IR LEDs!
A friend in Toronto, who specialises in custom optical frames, something the Brits call 'bespoke', for customers with vanity concerns, those who require specialist frames to accommodate medical or deformity needs and the film industry.
He took an eyeglass frame similar to the heavy frame in the article and he inserted very small Infra-Red LEDs in the Frame front (front part of the eyeglass frame that holds the lenses in place and bridges the top of the nose), eye wires (rims) (plastic parts of the frame front into which the lenses are inserted), the bridge (The area between the lenses that goes over the nose and supports 90 percent of the weight of the eyeglasses).
He cut a hinge in two (Part of the frame that connects the frame front to the temples) through which he fed power to the LEDs from a Temple (part of the frame that extend over and/or behind the ears to hold the frame in place) and an End Pieces (extensions of the frame front to which the temples are attached).
Since he had done similar jobs for films, the work was hardly a challenge. He made a few pairs for me and it only cost about $200 labour.
When pictures are taken with an 'electronic' camera, the effect is quite stunning and actually cause the lens and eyes to appear dark. However with a film camera this effect disappears, or rather is not recorded.
Britain's Answer: BANNED. Personally I Think the Pilots Are Lieing (aka Alternative Truth)
It seems British pilots possess visual acuity above international standards - if they are to be believed. NOT!
It seems the preponderance of 'near misses' emanate from British pilots flying over Britain. a country with a paucity of flights compared with the USA.
There was, allegedly, 100 feet of separation, and at the speed suggested by another poster of 200 knots. Someone more clever than I can figure out the amount of time the DeHavilland crew could have to capture the image with their eyes, focus, and then identify the drone model. I am disappointed this liar didn't report a serial number, too.
Given that a drone flies significantly slower than a commercial jet, the reports use of the expression "The board agreed that the drone had been "flown into conflict" with the DHC-8" demonstrates bias - the DHC-8 actually flew in to 'conflict' with the drone as demonstrated by the fact the DHC-8 approached the drone from the rear and overtook it.
One day they will do some actual tests to determine what damage a drone collision might cause. It the mean time the whole thing is guess work . . . and meaningless.
Tesla Has a Battery to Prevent This!
Tesla has a battery system to prevent this.
Back in the day I worked on a navigation system transmitter site.
We had duplicate mains feeds from different segments of the grid, a massive bank of batteries and a ONE-CYLINDER ENGINED GENERATOR. We technicians religiously maintained the back-up system, carefully checking each individual 2 volt glass-walled cell, recording the battery electrolyte levels, internal resistance (annually), etc.
Once a week the station engineer would, without prior warning, disconnect the grid power to test the reserve power system. It never failed.
I would put money on this incident that regular maintenance was not performed.
Ha Noi Warned Vietnamese Investors Early This Year
The State Bank of VietNam has some smart cookies in it's Ha Noi offices.
Ar first it advised extreme caution for anyone contemplating any kind of involvement in such investments.
Then the computer retail builders started promoting computers customised for Bitcoin mining. The State Bank (similar to the Bank of England) tested a few of the machines and determined that significant percentages of 'found' Bitcoins were being skimmed off and transferred to distant accounts for the benefit of the software writers.
The State Bank then banned Bitmining in VietNam.
Arriving late has some advantages: it means being able to skip older, slower . . .
generations of networking gear. VietNam, Cambodia/Kampuchea' Laos and many other developing countries have leapt ahead of many countries in the West.
Here in VN we have over 90% of 4G coverage of land mass - any vertical pole, or tree, often sports a new profile as the seven national carriers happily extend coverage to the deepest valleys or smallest hamlets (a few houses) and some remote islands by adding small boxes of electronics and discrete antennae.
Farmers can get the latest markets quotes, members of 56 disparate ethnic groups dispersed all over the country can keep in touch with their kindred spirits. Bring it on.
The American Government Might Be Run By The Biggest Idiot Of All Time But . . .
it is hard to beat it's historic generosity to man (and woman) kind in all the benefits we have derived from President John Kennedy's decision back in the day.
From Teflon to eye-popping pictures from Hubbel , adjustable smoke detectors, artificial limbs, baby formula, cell-handset cameras, computer mouse (stolen by Jobs), cordless tools, ear thermometer, firefighting equipment, instant dried food (far better than Army field rations of past years), invisible braces, transformational distance communications, foams and glues, MRI and CAT scanners, boot insoles, skiing boots, solar devices, UV-blocking visual aids, water recycling and purification filters. (I am sure there are more on Google)
And a Thank You to American Taxpayers who made it all possible.
Apple - The Long-Time IP Thief
The bug-eaten Apple logo as well as the name Apple were purloined way back in the day.
For those who remember the days of Wireless World, and it's competing electronics magazines, there used to to be three third of a page, full page-width advertisements advertising computers - all called Apple - manufactured by three companies.
Two folded, Apple nearly did, but post survival it pinched the buggy apple logo.
Apple was partially financed by 'Blueboxes', tone generating devices that simulated inter-exchange (inter-switch) MF, which they sold to gather funds. Steve Wozniak has admitted this.
So all Apple is doing is what it has often done in the past - plagiarizing others IP.