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It was over eleven years ago that I began my Low Cost Cruise Missile project, a project that was to create a huge amount of upheaval and grief in my life.
Back in 2003, I thought it important to warn "the powers that be" of the looming threat that rapidly developing technology could pose to public safety, in the wake of the then just announced "War Against Terror".
Even that long ago, it was becoming a practical reality for some evil sods to build their own guided missile, capable of delivering a deadly payload over significant distances, with lethal effect.
As usual, the very people I was trying to warn of this looming danger responded in completely the wrong way. Shoot the messenger and ignore the message was their strategy.
Well now it seems that they can no longer ignore the message. In fact, now they're very much aware that I was just a decade ahead of my time.
Yes, people have been complaining about the lack of forums for months now so I finally got off my chuff and finished the transition to the new server and the commissioning of the new forums.Unfortunately you will have to re-register, it just wasn't practical to transition the IDs from the old server -- although the old stuff will be maintained in a "read-only" capacity for some time to come.
So, if you want to "have your say" then register at the new forums using the magic word Aardvarkrox when asked for it.
Take a moment to introduce yourself to the rest of the Aardvark community and pretty shortly I'll be expanding the number of forums to encompass a number of areas that are regularly discussed on this site.
The contact form is not yet working (got to rejig the CGI scripts) but if anyone wants to email me they can send their communications to editor at this domain or PM me via the forums.
Oh yes, if anyone wants a bit of a plug then the sponsorship space is now up for grabs. Until someone is prepared to offer a donation for the use of this space, I'm happy to offer a free plug to anyone who wants to send me a suitable 150x150 graphic and link.
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