52 posts • joined 16 Jan 2009
Does this rat also not chew through them or something? Nice scientist btw ;)
RE: Ethics is a killer
Your medication. Now please.
And another thing...
While I'm lunching:
1. I wonder to what degree my previous post applies to ALL Government departments, not just the Security & Intelligence Agencies?
2. For those who know how Government works, the responses in the original report to the question of a single Vetting department for all three Agencies are well worth a read for the "lulz" as I believe the kids put it... ;)
"recommended that the Cabinet Office should consider the introduction of bonuses for specialist skills"...
This is where things get tricky, as at this point HMG realises that such bonuses would have to compete with London-based Financial Services, Google, Apple, etc. and then goes mental at the sums involved.
Remember - in Government, your pay is based on the supposed level of management responsibility in the main: start deciding pay scales around professional competancies and the Trade Unions for one will get very restless, as will the SCS (Senior Civil Service) who won't like the idea of people far 'junior' to them earning considerably more money.
If one is a very highly vetted contractor however *ahem*, you can work in various Government departments because the attitude is "Oh, you're just temporary". The fact that some contractors spend years and years in a single place is something the ISC might like to examine...
Whether HMG really do open this can of worms however is therefore an entirely different question!
Thanks for this - I had yet to read elsewhere what classification these documents were originally, and am reminded IIRC of the Yes Prime Minister episode where RESTRICTED is described as: "the Russians already have it".
Xenobyte and A/C
What I don't understand is that if the crew really just want you to pay attention and the electronic interference is an excuse, why can people go on reading books and newspapers etc.?
Why aren't these banned too? Why not just tell the truth? "We insist you pay attention!"
Will the next issue of Private Eye reveal...?
That the Editor of the Sun demanded a freebie and was directed towards the shops...?!
A clear, sensible and detailed article with an entirely unecessary mea culpa. And no brick bats at the MoD even!
Hawk Eye... Kinect competition?
Am I missing the point here, or is Sony after the tech / IP owned by HawkEye to bring more accurate movement sensors to their games console side of things? Imagine HawkEye in the living room watching your gestures as you play CoD etc....
Time to die...
Well he did keep the receipt...
Paris because she's done time ;)
I for one welcome our new Australian [overlords] readership... One of which I intend to be after July this year:)
I'd actually lower my very reasonable day rate to join this Project... 89 year timeline should cover the mortgage quite nicely :)
... He also knew that he would lose this case against Derren Brown? The better idea would have been for him to threaten to complain, but not actually do soon the grounds that he could see he would lose! (Yes, inevitable joke here)
Tombstone for obvious reasons.
So... He'll be the next Head of CEOP then?
That's a guess partly based on your last paragraph ;)
13" laptop with SSD, Core I processor, graphics etc.
Steve 13 - have a look at the Sony Y series, configured to taste as you describe it's about £1300 inc VAT... I'm waiting for some Christmas cash and then...
Er in fairness the Annual Digital subscription (which includes access to back issues) is actually £99, or about £2 per week...
I for one welcome our clear thinking Dutch Airport Security overlords - balanced, accurate, proportionate!
Shooting the Messenger
There seems to be a fair bit today.
Funny that when it's Gary McKinnon showing up the Pentagon's security thats all good, but when it threatens civil service empires...
Sorry for the daft question but I'm very tired...
So this is Hotmail being 'pushed' to my iPhone then?
If so... (drum roll) Well done Microsoft?!
Er - since April 2006...
A T-shirt would be lovely thanks if one's going...
Blimey - it will remember almost as much as my wife!
So... Grass that never needs replanting eh? And these guys are looking for some people with funds... Paris because she knows about having enough seed ;)
Thank Vulture it's Friday :)
NMTS (Nothing more to say)
"Redbacks are considered one of the most dangerous spiders in Australia. The Redback spider has a neurotoxic venom which is toxic to humans with bites causing severe pain." Courtesy Wikipedia.
"Little bastards". Courtesy my Australian wife.
Paris, because I bet she's made big tough men tremble with fear ;)
Is there a study which *doesn't* reveal the blunt truth that your parents and upbringing are always key?
What could go wrong?
Serco, laser toting robots, people already near death...
Most people hate it - it's hard, risky to one's career, often has long term benefits that may not be reflected in your next annual appraisal and will probably involve upsetting staff and Trade Unions if some people are, bluntly, no longer needed.
And that's just in the Private Sector. Imagine trying to do it in the Civil Service. Imagine trying to do almost anything in the Civil Service...
But in the words of General John Shinseki (then Head of US Army), "If you don't like change, you're going to like irrelevance a whole lot less".
Grenade icon because it's all too often needed.
Have they been taken over by Michael O'Leary?
I'm curious - does this mean that BT staff can volunteer to be reviewed on merit, or decline and take their chances? Bizarre if I''ve understood correctly...
Out of Court Settlement
Hmm... $100K or a long expensive legal case? Would Google like to settle? Pull the other one etc.
Caught by surprise
I didn't expect to see a review of this, and still hope to go and see the exhibition - thanks Bob for writing about this :)
Sorry El Reg but you need to amend this article to mention what mobile she may conceivably have owned, thus providing a deeply tenuous IT link. Otherwise, "Nice!".
Small Claims Court
Expert opinions please - can El Reg and this unlucky photographer use this route and even, crosses fingers, send the Bailiffs round when the DM, hopefully, inevitably ignore the summons?
Dazed & Confused.
Alternatively this was a cock up by some engineers who even if they were vaguely or entirely aware, didn't appreciate the publicity angle.
Hmm... Probabilities anyone?
Finally a reason to give the Catholic Church a positive comment.
"delays to the project had resulted from budgetary and scheduling problems - in particular the difficulty of getting a time slot on the Pacific range ".
I wonder what the Range Warden is like at that one? Probably still moaning about litter and target holes left unpatched for the next users...?!
(military joke alert) I wouldn't want to be the Butt Party either ;)
"their creations can be engineered with so called 'suicide genes'", giving them perhaps a four year lifespan to hijack a shuttle and head for Earth? (Tannhauser Gate icon please)
Liam Fox & Tory Defence Policy
Thanks for the article Lewis - and any initial thoughts on the above?
Imaginative, effective, and even when it got out of hand no real damage done.
Full marks to Lufthansa
If only all work mistakes were punished in this way... :)
Well I for one welcome our electro-magnetic pulsing feline overlords...
What's the unit cost please, against MLRS type munitions etc.? In short, does it make financial sense (military sense only counts for so much against HM Treasury...)
Oh, and I for one welcome our Jumping Festival Toilet robo-overlords... (Did I get that bit right?!)
Hard Cases make Bad Law
A cliche, but as true here as anywhere.... My sympathy does not extend to agreement.
Not a bug
I salute you - that's awesome.
AC - "WTF?!"
Yup. Pretty much word for word how I feel. You can only be bothered to let RIM, SE, Nokia etc. try for so long when you get fed up with waiting....
End of this month, contract renewal, that's it. Jobs 1 - SE (in my case) 0.
Icon because that's the point really.
Anon - please read the article properly and think first before posting.
WEIGHT is the key benefit. As any current or "cough" former soldier can tell you, knowing that your vehicle is as protected as before but weighs less is a "Good Thing".
Even if you're just replacing the lighter armour, you'll 'feel' the benefit!
Oh, and I for one welcome our cloth armoured overlords...
Good news for a change
Weirdly this is actually really good. Think about it as an advertising campaign by SOCA / Police.
They are targeting 22,000 people (morons) who fall for this type of rubbish. We know that these people pay attention to unsolicited mail, and they are now going to get a very specific and effective lesson in why they shouldn't.
Most campaigns of this type, like commercial advertising, are targeted more around likely customers (likely morons).
A whole day?
"With a box of tricks like this and a few sticks of C4/PE4, no alpine castle full of Nazis would last a day" - "Next time Major, make it an all British affair" Priceless!
We are not worthy...
ROTFLMAO - I'm glad that I've yet to start eating! :)