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* Posts by John Imrie

7 posts • joined 25 Mar 2009

Blears is latest to scurry away from Brown's Cabinet

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Re: first comment

What is needed is some officially recognised way of bringing this to the attention of the government so that it can't be ignored.

My I suggest getting 100 or so Face Book friends to dress up in Guy Fawkes masks and walk up and down the themes opposite the house of commons :-)

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ICO rules against British Council

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Proactive reporting?

The British Council proactively reported the breach to the ICO

Why not proactivly protect the data instead?

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No charges for terror arrest Tory

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Job description

The Committee found senior civil servants played up an imaginary threat to national security posed by the leaks in order to encourage the police to take action.

Is that a real civil servant or a political advisor, and is there any difference these days.

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Secret European project to battle online jihad

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History

"Exploring the Islamist Extremist Web of Europe - Analysis and Preventive Approaches", which is led by the German interior ministry.

Is it only me, or are others worried about the Germans attempting to scape goat a religion.

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Vulture Central on total G20 terror lockdown

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Cost to the economy

When ever there is a large strike the Government rolls out statistics showing how much the strike has affected the economy.

Could El Reg with its mighty army of Freedom of Information Requesters find out how much hosting this one day shindig has cost.

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LibDems uncover over 10,000 RIPA yarns

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@Kevin Johnston

"[T]hat they seem to be chasing the populist vote while ignoring the inconvenient issue of the economy"

cf Vince Cable over the last year or so

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Sex crime 'lie detector' pilot could prompt wider use

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Polygraph tests

And how to beet them.

A polygraph test can not tell if you are lying. It shows how much you are sweating and how fast your heart is beating and, passably, several other factors.

This is compared against a base line of responses from a set of 'neutral' questions given at the start of the test.

So to beet the polygraph test all you have to do is make sure that your responses to the neutral questions match those of the questions the operator wants you to answer.

The easiest way of doing this is to put something small and sharp in your shoe and press down on it when answering the 'neutral' questions. Then complain about being nervous and ask if this will affect the test.

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