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7 hours ago, EnigmaticWorld said:

Tracking organization claims Russia uses North Korean ballistic missile containing US, European components
https://www.yenisafak.com/en/news/tracking-organization-claims-russia-uses-north-korean-ballistic-missile-containing-us-european-components-3677824

 

I'm guessing this is supposed to be a bad news story, because there's sanctions against Russia and North Korea. But something doesn't seem quite right. It's bad for 'our' components to go into 'their' missiles because it might help them. But when it's 'their' (ie Chinese) components going into 'our' 5G networks and nuclear power stations, and 'their' software in 'our' social media (Tik Tok) that's a security threat for us. It's a lose-lose for the west. Presumably it's too risky to use Chinese parts in our missiles but we would never think of spiking their missiles by sending them dodgy components?  

 

What's the message here, that the west (as the global policeman) is too virtuous to use dirty tricks and so are fighting the new cold war with one hand tied behind our backs? 

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52 minutes ago, Campion said:

Presumably it's too risky to use Chinese parts in our missiles but we would never think of spiking their missiles by sending them dodgy components?

 

A fair point. I guess it depends if there are any strategists in the West that really have our back. I wouldn't be surprised if there are some, but are their hands tied?

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14 minutes ago, EnigmaticWorld said:

A fair point. I guess it depends if there are any strategists in the West that really have our back. I wouldn't be surprised if there are some, but are their hands tied?

 

Yeah, it's like our side doesn't try very hard to help ourselves, from a common sense notion of national security.

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I'm not sure if smart meters still count as new tech, they seem like it to me as I've refused one since they came out. But I'm seeing more cheap tariffs coming from the energy suppliers only if you have a smart meter. There was one on the radio this morning from Ovo energy. It's a stealthy way of forcing the smart tech onto us without actually making it compulsory. 

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On 2/23/2024 at 9:45 AM, Campion said:

I'm not sure if smart meters still count as new tech

 

It's a general tech thread mate. It only says "new tech thread" because there was an old tech thread from before the forum hack, so feel free to share anything tech related here.

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The accounts identified by TTP include two that apparently belong to the top leaders of Lebanon-based Hezbollah and others belonging to Iranian and Russian state-run media.

 

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