993 posts • joined Wednesday 11th April 2007 16:13 GMT
A few issues with this
Firstly, electric bikes like disused concept art from an 80's sci-fi movie.
Secondly, what will spectators be treated to? There will be no thumping V twins, no screaming inline-4's, no open-pipe goodness... Just tyre roar and the whisper of an oversized Segway motor. Thrilling.
For a race like this, I'd expect the crowd to be wearing either anoraks and carrying clipboards, or wearing hemp and charging onto the track to save a squirrel from a rubber-based demise.
This is a wonderful idea!
Maybe we can have a speaker system so BB can tell Gordo's make-up artist to pick up his documents.
We need this for buses, trains, and the postal system too, hopefully with Abort and Fail options. "Are you sure you want to mail these 25m family benefit records 2nd class post? Abort, No, Fail."
Put your neck on the line and stand up and be counted, or shut up like the rest of the sheeple. "Somebody said someone is doing something wrong!" means nothing unless the source is identified, and the evidence is credible.
As a police officer this asshat should know that.
54 pages, 2971 words? Really?
I've just written an essay for my Law degree which was 2000 words, and took up 5 pages in 11pt font. Privacy Policies / T's and C's are NOTORIOUS for being in smaller font size than that...
A small point, but one which seems like there's not a lot of common sense being applied to sources' information.
"... have to have an ID card or they will lose their job."
It's a shame nobody stands up for their principles any more. I know principles don't put bread on the table or a roof over your head, but hey, TNSTAAFL. You have to pay for your liberty, and the favoured currency is personal comfort and convenience.
The trouble is that there are so many people who think "Oh, well nobody else will do it, so why should I bother?" These people need to meet up and chat about it.
I recommend an area in London, not that far from a very large Government building on the Thames... Lots of people to listen to us in there.
I've finally migrated!
Moved house, no longer with Virgin, on an ISP with a strong anti-Phorm / Webwise policy. One month contract, so if it ever changes I only ever have 30 days. I'll be sure to tell them every day of that 30 too, just to be sure they get the message.
Give up, Kent. We don't want it, and we'll bend over backwards to not have it.
Where have you been living?!
"The code includes reminders that people or organisations holding data *should* be accountable..."
We all know they SHOULD be accountable! What we really need is them to be criminally LIABLE for data loss.
Submit this to the ICO to bring to the attention of the people in charge of the European Data Protection Directive, get it put into legislation, and we might be a little better off all round.
Yes yes yes, but when...
... will we be able to mount it to a shark?
What rubbish! This is a proper handheld console!
NES FOR THE WIN! (No Duck Hunt, i'm afraid.)
EA screwed the customer
Mass Effect, Spore, Crysis, and innumerable other titles from their catalogue were sold with DRM cripplewear which adversely affected their image with the hardcore PC gaming community; Broken software with draconian restrictions on use and activation policies which were beyond unreasonable (I bought Mirror's Edge 3 weeks ago just after I'd moved house for something to play while the internet connection was set up. Considering this game has no online component, I was amazed at the audacity to REQUIRE online activation before you can play it. Last EA game I buy.)
You make your bed, you lay in it. I hope SIMS 3 doesn't sell a single licensed copy.
Can I put this on my regular PC?
Aero Glass? Don't need.
Windows Media Centre? Don't need.
No DVD Playback? I'm sure VLC can change that.
No Theme changing? So what?
If it supports DirectX 10, this seems like the ideal operating system for a Windows gaming PC.
What, will children DIE if things don't change?
"The regulator set maximum prices in 2006, but there was no way to adjust them for inflation or other changes."
SO CHANGE THE WORDING OF THE REGULATION.
Seriously, you'd think that law was set in stone. It's not. It evolves and changes.
First rule of triage is...
... You do not talk... Wait, no that's something else.
People that are screaming are aware of the situation. They know it hurts, where it hurts, and to not move it. Aversion to pain does a lot of the work for you.
People who are quiet are unconscious or in shock, and need help a lot quicker than the screamers (If you've enough blood to keep you lucid, you can afford to lose a little more while we lay this guy down so blood returns to his brain, or stem the flow of a guy with a pole through his neck).
Not a Responder, but someone who takes an interest. If this tech works, it'll be extremely useful.
Will these phones come with an automatic screen-cleaning system for when you barf violently all over it after realising your daughter has "treated" you to the latest Britney Spears aural-abuse track?
"Surely the Government will have to drop IR35 too, now that the cat is out of the bag."
How DARE you bring logic and common sense to a story regarding politics! I'm afraid you're going to have to re-read the appendix of your Press Dictionary, the 11th Commandment especially:
"Thou shalt not apply critical thinking to a story related to current political climate, lest ye be mocked publicly for stating the obvious while knowing that nothing will change."
GPS as a navigational AID
GPS is NOT navigation. There's nothing wrong with an up to date road atlas / A to Z.
I teach 16 year olds to navigate from OS maps for D of Es' Award. They stop when they don't know where they are, find out where they are, and navigate away.
If they can navigate featureless peat bogs without GPS, the world can find Telford without it too.
(Not considering other applications other than consumer navigation here, folks.)
EU stop non-conviction data retention
Gov give them same data from passport database.
I don't believe in "lesser of two evils" in general, but I may well vote Tory just to get Labour out in the next election.
@Whinging and moaning above
Well, yes, sir, the payout will be £900, but there are many other factors to be considered: window tax, swamp insurance, hen food, dog biscuits, cow ointment -- the expenses are endless.
Start delivering the connections you've promised to existing subscribers.
I'm glad I don't have cable where I currently live; No chance of Virgin Media getting anywhere near my house.
Further, it makes me Phorm-Phree Phorever! :-D
Yet one more string to the bow
OpenOffice.org and Foxit Reader both seem to be immune.
'This didn't go down too well with campaigners. London-based Privacy International called for a complete overhaul of the ICO, and thundered: "The gloves are now off. After ten years of failed complaints and undermining by that office of the core data protection principles, we have decided that there is no further point in trying to educate the officials there."'
I don't know about you, but to me that sounds like "We give up." thinly glazed with impotent frustration.
@AC (Low end)
A lot of enthusiasts run the CPU to well under -100°C. The 2003 "5GHz Project" from Toms' Hardware (http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/5-ghz-project,731.html) used Liquid Nitrogen to cool a Pentium 4 down to -196°C. Old hat now, but at the time was a real achievement.
Now I can race around with my foot to the floor with immunity from prosecution!
What, the speed limit was recently changed and the kit isn't up to date? Not my fault.
Snap one in half and you get an edge sharp enough to do some VERY serious damage. Something the Security Services (both sides of all ponds) don't seem to concerned with.
HMV should be investigated for arming 1st World nations.
@Andus McCoatover (Microwave ovens)
Take a look at the door on your microwave oven, and you'll see a mesh inside the glass. This is a small Faraday cage to prevent leakage of microwave radiation from the unit.
Want to see how effective it is? Take your laptop and wireless access point to your microwave oven, unplug the oven (don't want to nuke your electronics), and slip the access point inside. Shut the door as much as you can without damaging the cable powering the access point. You just try any get a connection to that access point.
You can try the same thing by again unplugging your microwave, and placing your mobile phone inside and shutting the door. The signal strength will drop to zero.
Forget the officials
Sack Jacqui Smith.
All are guilty.
When reporting crimes you witness, you become a suspect.
Suspects get arrested and put on the database for six years, just in case you re-offend.
What was that? You didn't commit a crime in the first place? You were reporting a crime you witnessed, being a concerned citizen?
I'll be writing to my MP to bring a vote of no confidence against Jaqui.
I agree with the sentiment; Filtering *is* bad.
However, maybe these "political" websites need to become a little more than just shocksites (snuffx anyone?) and stop showing pictures of aborted foetuses, or animals with chemical burns from cosmetics, or any other horrifying image. They should instead concentrate on getting their point across more eloquently, perhaps through debate. Like they do in all democratic societies.
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