11 posts • joined Tuesday 23rd September 2008 15:23 GMT
No, but when I opened my business bank account they did promise that it would be "free, forever". Which to me does mean "for the remainder of your entire LIFE!"
Now they have written to me to say that they propose to charge £7.50 a month. For a service of which this is an example.
Yes, it;s a sample
That's right - I know somebody who works at PRS and he sometimes goes to discos and notes down what music is being played.
Self-inflicted DOS attack
This happens every time, doesn't it? The self-inflicted denial-of-service attack.
Back in November HMRC sent out a mail shot that read "We have published a critical November update which includes amendments to the guidance and calculators. It is important that you download this to your CD-ROM so you can benefit from the update." It crashed their server, of course.
So when I heard it on the news this morning, I turned to my partner and said "I bet it crashes their site". It's so predictable, I guess you were already writing this story yesterday?
Cheaper European travel?
As perhaps the only benefit of the ID cards is that they can be used in Europe instead of a passport, possibly some folk decided to pay £30 rather than the £77.50 a full passport costs.
I'm now one in 866454, probably because I'm the first to use SeaMonkey/2.0.4 Like Firefox/3.5.
But the odd thing is the column headed 'Bits of identifying information' because this gives values to two places of decimals. As any fule kno, bits are units of information and so you can only have whole numbers of bits of information, surely?
And as Anonymous Coward above pointed out, it's not just being unique that identifies you, it's having that uniqueness remaining constant that is necessary. If fingerprints changed every day, thieves would not worry about leaving them behind.
Newcastle & Tyneside -- February 2010
According to the BBC press release, the Pontop Pike transmitter will get HD in February 2010, though they go on to say that Tyneside will be upgraded in 2012, which is the date for the digital switchover. I think you only spotted the second reference to Tyneside in the BBC press release.
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