IE8? I know of at least one "patient flow" application that is wedded to IE6! (ExtraMed).
72 posts • joined 31 Oct 2008
Because NPfIT was such a success ..
A new beginning
There are a great many frameworks I would like to see burn on the communal bonfire and there would be tears of happiness. The bonfire should be lit just as soon as I've released the latest version of my framework ...
Bile today, bile tomorrow
Ah, the torygraph. Average reporting dipped in bile. They apply the skewed thinking of the small minded and come up with "doctors will resist the advance of science as their patients will be healthier"!
Re: No surprise
Police Scotland has proved to be a quite bad idea. Consider it a warning and don't let it happen to you.
"Altogether under one cosh."
Re: Wileyfox Swift
As for a recommendation for PAYG data, I'm using a giffgaff gigabag in my Wileyfox Swift. (Shameless affiliate link, in case you are feeling generous: https://www.giffgaff.com/orders/affiliate/richbogle). I like giffgaff a lot and have a couple of their SIMs.
I use the Swift as my data-only phone and the dual SIM was particularly useful when I was in France recently. I was able to put a Le French Mobile SIM in the second slot and didn't have to worry about fiddling about with the SIMs after that.
Don't look here - look there!
Surely our feckless and ignorant but devious and amoral overlords can't really be *this* stupid. This is politics to garner attention and win votes, surely, whilst keeping us blind to their true plan.
What's the real agenda? Simple distraction from the foreign policy and military disasters in the Middle East that have created ISIS? An opportunity to bung some more cash into the security services? A desire to subdue the population at home? I think I can rule out oil for once, as it's just not worth that much anymore.
Re: Landfill Android
I like the *look* of it, the future from the 1970's as another commentard put it, and the constraint of having just four hardware buttons. Once you've learnt that interface, for the one or two apps you may care to have on it, it becomes really *physically* usable. So I'm a buttons and knobs man. Oh dear, that didn't come out quite right.
Welcome to Scotland
Also useful for spotting the dead bodies of jingoists in the morning - just so the street cleaners can avoid them.
My CHI Number is tattooed on my wrist
Using the NHS Central Register as a national ID system is a great scam - why didn't anyone think of that trick before?
Re: The full list from the Draft IPB
> Welsh Ambulance Services National Health Service Trust
Oh good grief. As far as I'm concerned *Welsh* is encrypted.
Re: Latest statement is pretty serious
ArsTechnica estimated the ransom at $6,000 [http://arstechnica.com/security/2015/11/crypto-e-mail-service-pays-6000-ransom-gets-taken-out-by-ddos-anyway/].
Eh? What's the going rate, I wonder, for a sustained DDoS call-off?
Small thing: ProtonMail already do have two data centres in Switzerland.
Re: "members are growing"
I expect it's really quite flaccid.
Perhaps all the "new" members are doing just what the housewives claimed and trying to catch out other people. I'm looking at you, journos. And you, blackmailers.
I think the Reg title is a little harsh, no? It's the USA's Patriot Act (what a name) that's the problem. A USA owned firm can't avoid giving up your data and has to do so secretly. At least in the EU you will be served a warrant. Probably.
I see Zettabox are registered in the UK which seems silly when compared to registering in Germany and taking advantage of their strong privacy laws. At the moment we are busy passing legislative changes that allow all the naughtiness that GCHQ have been getting up to.
It's good to see these companies popping up. Moving business out of the USA is one way of making their government think twice (okay, think once).
My little one broadcasts on WiFi-y!
Re: About Matt Asay...
To be fair, the majority of the commentards were more concerned about toasters!
Private = Privacy
A big win for the private cloud has to be privacy.
With AWS and Azure being USA owned there's nothing they can do to prevent your data being handed over to their government. Want to do sell a service into the UK pensions industry, for instance? No way are they going to be able to provide their members' data for you to run it in, basically, the USA.
That's actually pretty impressive, to get 25 years out of an application (or applications). Even though they say it's expensive to maintain you can divide the total cost over all those years and I believe you'd be seeing good value. Do you think that could be a requirement in the new invitations to tender? Must last a quarter of a century?
No running in the hall
Probably a dumb question based on a mis-reading of the article but couldn't we (her Maj's government) have allowed RBS to go bankrupt and *then* stepped in to buy them out at a much more reasonable, and realistic, price? If the point of the bailout is to stop a run on the bank couldn't we have still prevented the run by being quick with the bankruptcy / buy-out announcements?
Re: "... would not seek another referendum ..."
Yup, "steal" is fine. Don't give a monkeys what you want to call it, really. Indeed, perhaps the Greeks should stop being polite about it and just "steal" the Elgin Marbles back and the Australian Aboriginals should just "steal" back their dead from our museums?
poison the well
Random and incomplete information has been working for me since the days of the Poll Tax (confusion trumps denial any day). However, I now struggle to remember my real birthday ...
Re: Beware the License Agreement!
"Some features in the software may enable collection of data from users of applications you develop using the software."
What features? That's nuts. Is the compiler inserting code into my apps? Shurely shome mistake ...
This open-source personal crypto-key vault wants two things: To make the web safer ... and your donations
Re: Trying to make the internet a little bit safer
Is that you again, Rob Wainwright, with the FUD?
Re: They haven't made it easy
Try TransferWise to avoid the very high bank charges - I could post my referral link but that would be a bit crass. Anyway, it's saved me loads of dosh in the last few years and it works really well.
Re: Cloudy Skies
@101 - you're absolutely right and it is currently stopping a lot of applications being moved to the cloud. There is a way now, though, that will let you perfectly encrypt everything in Azure so that M$ cannot access it, even when they are rubber-hosed by the NSA. 'Key Vault' uses Hardware Security Modules to store your keys so that they never escape the boundaries of the hardware itself.
Not required. WebRTC is now available via Firefox [https://www.mozilla.org/en-GB/firefox/hello/] or Chrome [https://apprtc.appspot.com/]. Free, P2P, encrypted video chat rooms.
Re: I am unloved :-(
I don't think it's suitable for business at all as it has no encryption. Plain text, stored on their servers.
Lacking nous, methinks
That's basic stuff, right there. I would be extremely wary of ever trusting a mob who fluff it that badly. They quite simply lack the nous to write a halfway decent system.
I'm not with stupid
Ha ha ha! That is all.
Re: App gap
The app gap is real, that's a given. There's even an app gap between the daddy, Apple, and Android as the ecosystems are so different.
The two largest groups that are writing apps are either needing to make some money from the app or are supporting something else that makes money. You will struggle to see a return on such a tiny market share as the WP so you won't write for it: that's just business in the same way as many restaurants don't cater for those who don't eat meat. To extend that analogy, your veggie lasagne is equivalent to your mobile website. Your bank may write an app for WP because they have deep pockets and they are competing against other banks for your accounts.
"It's the economy, stupid"
The "app gap" is why I don't use a WP myself but I bought one for my wife and now both sets of old folks have them. The cameras are excellent and taking snaps of the grandchildren is a top selling point next to it being a quick, simple phone - snappy performance and a clean UX.
In the case of the old folks, retirees all, the lack of apps is, for me, another feature - now I don't have to worry about what they are loading on there.
Xamarin at $999/year/developer/platform is a bit pricey, no? Most folks aren't going to chance that and I suspect they aren't going to see a return on the WinPho platform if they do. Is this a popular choice?
@Angry of Scotland I rather like the Android and the Mac controllers but then I'm entirely biased by the whole Sonos experience. I'm really impressed by kit that can set up its own internet bridge, stream to and from my hifi, set up a wireless mesh network for more speakers and then just work. I'm prepared to forgive the odd little idiosyncrasy and, heavens, it's *much* more usable that iTunes!
I am shocked
"You'll not be all that surprised to find that these are mostly Western European states that do that social democracy thing. Yes, even us here in the UK."
I am very surprised to discover that I live in a social democracy. I was under the impression it was a constitutional monarchy - only without the constitution.
The buck stops here
You can't go blaming the employees or a contractor. It's the BPAS' site, they're responsible.
A present for Father Jack for when the Toilet Duck runs out?
Two things. You need a licence for a car, obviously, so strike that rubbish comparison and secondly even a GoPro of 200g dropped 100 foot onto a child's head is going to do some serious, permanent damage. So yes, the consequences could be serious.
Off topic, but the front page of The Grauniad today has a large piece on global warming (and squabbling politicians).
So there'll be no bars in these prisons, eh?
Mine's the one with the suppository sized Nokia 100 in the pocket ... ouch.
Surely we could just upgrade the buildings with giant Faraday Cages?
Re: As a windows phone owner
Windows Phones don't have any apps ... full stop.
Re: The semi-genuine solution...
And yet you post Anon? :)
Re: The semi-genuine solution...
Here's one, AAISP, who are refusing to censor: http://www.aa.net.uk/legal-terms-services.html
Think I'll just vote with my wallet, bye-bye Virgin Media. You were... average.
As a techie
As a techie (well, software developer) I like the sound of Bates. Bootstrapped himself, no degree, gets the tech, knows something about getting products into the market. Seems genuinely interested in what I might want from MS.
Also, I can't imagine him dancing around the stage like U. Fester, oh dear no. British, dear boy!
I'm guessing the bizness representatives at the chat-fest thought it was necessary to have domain knowledge. Suggesting an extra year at Uni to pick this up is madness - you'd never see the payback.
In my own case I jumped into IT with an MSc, did 5 years in various industries and then I've been contracting for the last 10 years. I do work for government bodies; the NHS; finance companies; power companies; all sorts. There are managers who think you need domain knowledge to do the job but they are usually the ones who don't quite understand software development and would certainly struggle to explain their domain to you.
When developing software it's about team work. Some have the domain knowledge and some have the programming chops and someone keeps it all ticking along with a time frame and a budget.
Next gab-fest, why not get some programmers along who are actually doing the jobs you're talking about?
Pass me the needle and thread, mum
He's earned a lot of brownie points.
Thanks, mine's the one with the Queen's Scout badge on the pocket.
I worked as a software developer for a firm that are trying to do electronic ID: miicard.com.
tl;dr You let it see your bank accounts.
Once you've set up your account you let the requester, whoever that is, see just the info they need and no more (claims-based identity). For instance, they want to know your age? That's all they get to see.
It would cut through a lot of the nonsense around easily forged paper documentation and there's a lot more that it could be used for if it took off. It's *not* a government ID database but as it's mainly based on US services (Yodlee/Azure) the Patriot Act does apply.