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  #3189781 3-Feb-2024 07:44
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Texan shoots and kills fleeing robber, then flees himself.

I looked up Texas law, and yeah the shooter probably going to get away with it.

Sec. 9.42. DEADLY FORCE TO PROTECT PROPERTY. A person is justified in using deadly force against another to protect land or tangible, movable property:
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(B) to prevent the other who is fleeing immediately after committing burglary, robbery, aggravated robbery, or theft during the nighttime from escaping with the property; and

(3) he reasonably believes that:

(A) the land or property cannot be protected or recovered by any other means; or
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  #3189784 3-Feb-2024 07:58
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Out of Florida, because of course.

No immunity for Israeli diplomat's son in cop crash case, officials say

The 19-year-old son of an Israeli diplomat will not escape charges after authorities accused him of “intentionally” running over a Florida police lieutenant over the weekend — at least not based on a diplomatic immunity claim, officials say.


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  #3190252 4-Feb-2024 11:56
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New Zealand citizen Peter Thiel in the news. Are you not entertained?

Forbes: Billionaire Peter Thiel Backs Doping-Friendly Olympics Rival — What To Know About The ‘Enhanced Games’

Billionaire PayPal cofounder Peter Thiel has invested in a drug-friendly sports contest styled as a “modern reinvention of the Olympic Games,” part of a movement embracing ways science and technology can enhance human performance that critics argue endangers both athletes’ health and sport itself.
Thiel was revealed as an investor in a “multi-million dollar” seed round on Tuesday for the Enhanced Games, a privately funded sporting contest that describes itself as the “Olympics of the future.”

The Enhanced Games said it will not test athletes for drugs or other performance enhancers at its events explaining it “embrace[s] the inclusion of science in sports” and is “unencumbered by anachronistic legacy systems” that are “anti-science” and stigmatize “enhanced athletes.”

While the “Enhanced Movement” stresses enhancements as a “personal” choice for competitors, the contest’s website says it “embraces enhanced athletes” and wants to push the “perceived limit” of what is possible, with the ultimate goal of setting new world records.

Team sports have been culled from the contest to better focus on individual prowess, and events will be held across five core sporting categories: athletics, aquatics, combat, gymnastics and strength.
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  #3190258 4-Feb-2024 12:13
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Not bothered much by this. The Olympics and all other sporting events ceased to have any moral value when they started accepting money in any form. Amateur sports are people running around on a field after work. Everything else is about professionalism and is ultimately corrupt so why not take drugs if they want to? Who cares about the welfare of athletes when there is money to be made?

 

 

 

 





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  #3190281 4-Feb-2024 12:52
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While the “Enhanced Movement” stresses enhancements as a “personal” choice for competitors, the contest’s website says it “embraces enhanced athletes” and wants to push the “perceived limit” of what is possible, with the ultimate goal of setting new world records.

This can easily be imagined turning into a grotesque freakshow. The risks of some substances are likely to be high. I somehow doubt this is legal or compliant with medical ethics in many countries related to the off-label use and inevitable pre-race injections of many prescription only and illegal substances.

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  #3190353 4-Feb-2024 15:30
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Apparently we are in perfect alignment as a nation with Peter Thiel. 
According to his statement about buying NZ citizenship.

 

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"In the course of pursing my international business opportunities, my travel, personal philosophical commitments and benefaction, I am happy to say categorically that I have found no other country that aligns more with my view of the future than New Zealand," he wrote.
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gzt:
While the “Enhanced Movement” stresses enhancements as a “personal” choice for competitors, the contest’s website says it “embraces enhanced athletes” and wants to push the “perceived limit” of what is possible, with the ultimate goal of setting new world records.

This can easily be imagined turning into a grotesque freakshow. The risks of some substances are likely to be high. I somehow doubt this is legal or compliant with medical ethics in many countries related to the off-label use and inevitable pre-race injections of many prescription only and illegal substances.

(emphasis added)

 

Indeed the risks of taking these types of drugs are huge.
Read about what happened to the East German girls doped up on steroids in the 1980s, it was quite horrifying.


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  #3190681 4-Feb-2024 22:03
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gzt: The risks of some substances are likely to be high.

 

 

The risks of pushing your body way beyond what it was ever designed for (with long-term health consequences) in exchange for a small chance of getting a bauble hung around your neck are also unacceptable high, but people still do it. Destroying your body through stress fractures (gymnastics) is not much different from destroying it with steroids.

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  #3190754 5-Feb-2024 08:22
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Forbes: GPS Spoofing Is Now Affecting Airplanes In Parts Of Europe

Estonian National Broadcasting: Russia's GPS jamming puts aviation, shipping at additional risk as well

The END of GPS for Aviation?! Spoofing At Work

"Why are these pilots getting a terrain warning while cruising at 37,000 feet?

Well, I have talked about GPS jamming in some of my other videos, but what you're seeing here is even more complicated than that, and it can sometimes even affect more aircraft systems than just the GPS. S

What footage appears to show is an Airbus A320 or A321 that isn't really sure where or how high it is, and I'm sure you understand that this can be a rather nasty situation to be in."


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  #3190757 5-Feb-2024 08:33
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Pilots will have revert to using a sextant and star charts.





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  #3190787 5-Feb-2024 09:56
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Love the Mentour channel I often watch before bed. Fascinating information and he explains in a way that anyone can understand. You never know when you might need to land a plane in an emergency :)

 

One of my favourites videos is of an 80 year old landing a plane next to her dead pilot husband. A real whiskey tango moment.

 

 

 

https://youtu.be/WJizAxKHUZI?si=pStKhQn9D2-1osSw


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  #3191181 5-Feb-2024 18:02
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kingdragonfly: The END of GPS for Aviation?! Spoofing At Work

 

 

A lot of GPS firmware is incredibly bad, with the weird pattern of cost being inversely proportional to how flaky the software is. In other words a $20 uBlox will be much, much more resistant to spoofing than a $20,000 reference GPS receiver. One great example of this is the middle-of-the-earth attack where you set the satellite orbit distance to zero so the receiver thinks it's at the centre of the earth and goes into an infinite reboot loop as it keeps dividing by zero. This is a noddy-grade problem, there are multiple safety checks that would catch this and all of them are non-present in the receiver.

 

 

You can also deal with a lot of spoofing, particular the most common broadcast-a-stronger-signal one, in software, however for avionics stuff the qualification cycles are very long so it's not a quick fix. There are also more sophisticated attacks like code-phase coherent GPS spoofing where you slowly increase the level of the fake signal until it takes over a live satellite lock, but that's not something you can just spray around like the brute-force stronger-signal attack but need to carry out specific targeting.

 

 

So it's not the end of the world yet, we're just in a situation where a lot of receiver software never even considers that it'd be getting anything other than a benign, legitimate signal.

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Just turn the reference GPS source off in those areas and turn it back out outside those areas. The Time source isn't going to drift by much in. and an IMU is still going to be relatively accurate.

 

"it will maintain RNP0.1 for 8 minutes, RNP0.3 for 20 minutes and RNP1 for 2 hours. That means that in 8 minutes the error is no more than 0.1 nautical mile with 95% confidence, in 20 minutes it is no more than 0.3 nm with 95% confidence and in 2 hours the error is no more than 1 nm again with 95% confidence."

 

That's positional accuracy so its not too bad all things considered.


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#3191352 6-Feb-2024 07:39
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Jase2985:

 

That's positional accuracy so its not too bad all things considered.

 

 

I'm not so sure: NIST can't even track down someone using the wrong sort of foot!


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  #3191372 6-Feb-2024 09:53
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Jase2985:

 

Just turn the reference GPS source off in those areas and turn it back out outside those areas. The Time source isn't going to drift by much in. and an IMU is still going to be relatively accurate.

 

"it will maintain RNP0.1 for 8 minutes, RNP0.3 for 20 minutes and RNP1 for 2 hours. That means that in 8 minutes the error is no more than 0.1 nautical mile with 95% confidence, in 20 minutes it is no more than 0.3 nm with 95% confidence and in 2 hours the error is no more than 1 nm again with 95% confidence."

 

That's positional accuracy so its not too bad all things considered.

 

 

That doesn't quite tell the whole story from a practical use point of view.

 

In aviation augmentation is achieved using multiple ground reference stations spread over a wide area. The ground station  correction factors are sent to a geo stationary satellite for broadcast to aircraft. By the way we don't have this augmentation in New Zealand...... yet.

 

I'm not saying the signals couldn't be spoofed or jammed but the area affected could be quite large. Switching of reference sources may have a much larger effect than you think. Though it's possible the augmentation system can ignore an obviously incorrect signal, I'm not sure how it would handle such a situation. 

 

Secondly when GPS is being used as the means of being able to conduct an instrument approach, (irrespective of whether augmentation is in use) not being able to determine accuracy to within RNP of 0.1 or 0.3 ( depending on the accuracy required) means GPS cannot be used to carry out an instrument approach. It doesn't matter that the GPS might be capable of 0.1 for 8 minutes, 0.3 for 20 minutes etc, it still cannot be used for an approach if it cannot confirm its integrity 100% of the time. 

 

In an area of spoofing /jamming and if this spoofing/jamming affects aviation receivers it will not be possible to use GPS 100% of the time for instrument approaches. That's potentially a significant issue.

 

 

 

Edit.

 

This isn't something new. It's a problem that's been recognised from a long way back. There's been a lot of resources dedicated to fixing the issue. 

 

 





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