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8 posts • joined 10 Jan 2008

So, what can you photograph?

Richard

Registry Offices

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.

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Social networking site bans oldies over sex offender fears

Richard
Flame

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.

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DAB: A very British failure

Richard
Heart

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!

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Panasonic punts HD printer

Richard
Coat

The next step.

Surely we are now only a step away from having such a device attached to the bottom of the camera.

Imagine that: a camera that takes photos and then instantly prints them! What ever will theythink of next?

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Chinese make Olympic weather bow to Party's will

Richard
Happy

"head of weather manipulation"

Cool job title.

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Bank turns London man into RFID-enabled guinea pig

Richard
Paris Hilton

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.

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100Mbit/s sewer broadband rollout coming your way

Richard
Coat

Crap joke

Would we have to 'pong' IP addresses rather than 'ping' them?

I'll get me coat!

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Government rejects elephants for pets e-petition

Richard
Happy

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.

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