8 posts • joined Thursday 10th January 2008 17:45 GMT
It has always been the case that you can't photograph the register in a church so I am surprised that this has only just come into force for registry offices.
I used to film weddings and its something to do with unauthorised copying of a public record. That's why, as others have pointed out, a dummy register or blank page is used for staged photos and videoing.
Deleted the wrong crowd
A better way to find out which of the over 36 year olds were peado's would be to delete all of the accounts of the under 18s. Then, having removed the prospective targets, all of the dodgy oldies would leave and only the good guys and gals would remain.
I Love DAB
We've got 3 DAB radios and they're great. There's a far greater choice of stations than on FM and once they're locked on to a channel they stay locked. None of this FM fine when you're at the cooker but fuzzy when you stand near the sink*. I don't want to have to run up my PC and stream web radio at some god awful bitrate over my wireless LAN to a media box in my kitchen just so i can listen to 6 Music. Surely that option isn't decreasing my carbon footprint.
If DAB gets shut down I'll be gutted.
*Oddly fire engines do seem to knock out Arrow Rock when they go past!
What's the point?
I can see the advantage of having chip and pin cards over the old days of writing a cheque. I recall the anger on people's faces when, queing at a supermarket checkout on a Saturday afternoon, the person at the front would pull out their cheque book to pay for their shopping.
Chip and PIN is good for 4 reasons:
1 - Its quick.
2 - It shows that the card was present
3 - It shows that I was present
4 - It shows that I knew what I was buying.
RFID is shit because:
1 - Its not much quicker than C&P
2 - It only proves that the card was somewhere near an RFID reader.
This is just a ridiculaous example of implementing something because its possible rather than because its genuinely needed. Banks forcing it on consumers against their will is just bad business practice.
There is a key difference between ID cards and RFID cards being forced upon us. That being that if the government male our lives difficult to live without ID cards we'll all end up begrudginly using them, we have very little choice.
If however a commercial institution, like bank, pushes stuff on us we can just walk away and / or make life really difficult for them: Like resorting to writing cheques again.
Paris because she's also quite pointless.
Better Than That Dear
Personally I've always thought that miniature genetically modified Mammoths, GM-ammoths if you will, would be the way forward.
Not only do they have the same entertainment potential as elephants and produce the same amount of quality manure for your veggies you could also shave them and use their hair for clothes, carpet, rope...
The possibilites are endless. Well nearly.