46 posts • joined 26 Feb 2010
Ah, radar.. I remember that.. In the Good Old Days you could do stuff with it.. Watch Ruskies spying on you or trying to Bomb You Back To The Stone Age via their (37) Super Bombers.. or see where a commercial airliner crashed.. Oh! Wait!
"... the threat of terrorism was called a "cover for action," something to trigger an emotional response that can be used to get powers that would otherwise be available."
I think there should be a "not" before "otherwise" or "be" in there
But HMG has it covered..
.. by cutting down the max. speed of Motorways (soon to be Cycle Routes, with all powered vehicals banned) to 60 MPH, then 50 MPH etc. etc.
Well, after Tony Blairs daughter tried to kill herself - you read about THAT of course... Oh wait... Maybe not... The Government wants to restrict what you can read... Cos NOBODY IS THINKING OF THE CHILDREN!!!!!
Re: I have scientific proof
But can we weaponise it?
A Parliament of Owls are really quiet - Can't we get the same with our Parliament?
I can't wait for my biopic to come out - I wasn't a Codebreaker too!
Give it 2 or 3 more years..
..and due to the mainstream press coverage, people will think that 20,000 people died in Japan because of "The 2011 Fukushima Nuclear Disaster", forgetting that it was actually the 2011 Tohoku Earthquake.
Some cruel parents about
The Site Agent on the Lloyds building was called Quentin Cumber, and we had a guy at work called Ronnie Sole till he changed it (in his 50's!)
That's "only" 23,000 metres, not feet
Well, AOL banned "Breast" which upset the Breast Cancer Support groups, and I got banned from a forum for talking about the Japanese legend/historical figure Yoshitsune.. So what could possibly go wrong?
On the other hand, if (when) Gov.uk needs Daily Mail "Think Of The Children" headlines, then maybe they can say "We did a Consultation..."
I should imagine that what has been disclosed so far by Mr. Snowden and The Guardian is the tip of the iceberg. The Gruadian - and probably Mr. Snowden - is usually pretty sensitive about what gets released so as not to endanger people. HMG and USG are probably crapping themselves in case more immediate and sensitive stuff gets revealed. Hence a dump of everything Mr. Snowden has would probably be the worse thing that could happen. Plus HMG likes to show how "tough" it is on people that step out of line (so long as it's not themseves).
Working for a big utility
our computer system went down last week, and someone jokingly said "Chinese Hackers!"
Then someone else said "But we're owned by the Chinese, they don't need to Hack us"
When essential utilities such as water, gas, electricity etc. are foreign owned, I can't really see the problem, just so long as we do as we're told
But the Mafia is a Perfect Capitalist entity! Entrepreneurs that make lots of money! Are you some kind of Pinko Commie Liberal Socialist?
What woman wouldn't LOVE a 3D printer????
There is a permit to allow utilities to park in London, with restrictions. Do not cause an obstruction, single yellow lines only etc.
Most Councils in London ignore the permits, and slap a ticket on anyway.
Don't worry about Semantics, they've got 23 Lawyers to worry about that...
Re: I call BS on this
Awwwww.. cudddwy bunnywunnnies... I'm sure the NSA are REALLY concerned... Oh Wait! I mean FUNDING!!!!
Re: decisions, decisions...
You gotta remember... that although you are REALLY on the Money, IT people commenting here have the concentrating levels of 8 year olds... but without their critical faculties
It Doesn't Matter
You have to realise, the only security they're concerned with is security of funding. If a USB stick gets them into trouble, then more funding is needed. If there's a Bad Egg on their books then they need more funding. If there's too much info coming in from their spying they need more funding... etc. etc. etc.
"Which is a good thing, as I, for one, would not leave the gates of parliament unless and until the law reverted, or I was removed."
You realise you're NOT ALLOWED to protest there without a Police/Government permit
Re: Won't be able to post hate comments
paedophiles and heterosexual single white males
When Justice costs money..
..those with the most money get the most justice
Actually, it's not Justice, it's Law, which is an entirely different thing
Pretty old news
it actually happened on May the Fourth
There are 4 or 5 persons in the World....
... that just need to be punched until they stop spouting shit - Zuck is one, Ronald McDonald is #2, Tony Blair #3... any suggestions for 4 and 5?
Where "justice" costs money...
Who'd have thunk that people with the Most Money use the Courts to enbiggen themselves?
Course they do. Station A in Abuja.
Government money saving schemes
Hmmmm.. Think how much the UK Government could save us in other areas too!
10,000% VAT on food.. See you haven't spent a penny on food in WEEKS!
100 X the existing tax on fuel....
The possibilities are endless!
Read the non-censored non-UK press?
Re: Word of the day - concurrent
What criminal is this? Did I miss the trial? Or do you mean the Accused.
The people standing by who did nothing to help but took pictures and movies and then shared them, should at least be arrested for distributing child pornography, as the girl is under 18.
My 12 year old wanted an iPad, but I bought a Hello Kitty handbag instead - he wasn't too pleased
People also seem to be confusing being on a Sex Offenders register as meaning Paedophile. Couple of years ago a guy staying in a hostel in Scotland was caught by a cleaning lady having "relations" with his bicycle in his room. The room was locked, but the cleaner used her own key to get in. She complained, the guy was arrested, and convicted and put on a Sex Offenders register. Now if you didn't know the details, and you saw his name come up on Facebook as being a convicted and Registered Sex Offender, you might start worrying about your children being near him. Your children would be safe (though your bike might not be). Then he gets run out of town for using a bicycle as a masturbation aid?
I heroically resisted calling him a pedalphile.
Surely the First Strike would've been Apple (computers) striking a deal with Apple (the Original Beatles Apple) saying "OK - we won't do "music"" then releasing a music program called "So Sue Me" They are SO much anti "The Man" guys...
To Burn or not To Burn
You get a much better price for "clean" copper than for cable etc. hence half an hour in a bonfire before taking the loot to the scrapyard will nearly double your money. I guess the side effect would be destroying any tell-tale odour markers.
Re: "The day they hanged the lawyers"
Then Heinlein read it in Shakespeare's Henry VI part 2 - it's since been re-interpreted (by Lawyers) to show how Good and Noble lawyers are...
"Can you get pregnant from anal sex?"
"Yes, where do you think Lawyers come from?"
Re: Thats fair then......
"In what world do these judges live in that $675000 isnt deemed excessive?"
When $675000 is about 1 months "Donation" from the RIAA for your re-election fund?
Higher voltage reduces transmission losses (at the cost of greater clearance distances/insulators), which probably explains where the
"We can reduce 317,000 tons of sulfur dioxide and 267,000 tons of nitrogen oxide which would otherwise be produced during the transportation," quote comes from, though without stating what this is compared to, these figures are meaningless - 800kV Vs. 400kV? 800kV Vs. 1000V?
$9000, so that'll be £9000 in the UK
I should imagine that most Sony Music people (much like TV Execs.) don't listen to music (boast about refusing to have a TV in the house) and rely on software to make decisions for them. There's usually a Darwinian "Survival of the Fittest" argument here, in that "if it makes money, it must be good". The same argument could be used to promote slavery of course - I FED and HOUSED them for 2 years while all they had to do was make my products, and when they wanted to leave they only owed me 1 years wages... Such altruism...
Wasn't Sony Music the company that thought that putting root kits onto P.C.'s from legitimately bought C.D.'s was OK, and the only thing they did wrong was getting caught? And they still believe they did nothing wrong.
And yet morally bankrupt corporations are still spouting "morals" to us.
Government - For the Ignorant, By the Ignorant
When you see the Government Minister responsible for energy being interviewed on TV, and having had it pointed out to him that due to Government policies electricity costs will pretty much double over the next few years and he replies "Yes, but your bills will go down due to higher energy efficiency in your home" with a straight face, you wonder if he's a really good liar, or if he's really that stupid!
$1.2M? You mean the fine was about half the legal costs of the case and the appeal?
Lawyers Huh? Don't you just love 'em
.. of course not!
When anybody else does it it' censorship, when we do it it's ermmmm.... Social Responsibility?
As was once written on a toilet wall
"Relativity is like an erection - the more you think about it the harder it gets"
There's an old BBC saying along the lines of "The BBC would work just as well with half the staff, but being the BBC they'd sack the wrong half"