17 posts • joined Friday 26th November 2010 08:47 GMT
Here we go again
Will they never give up on this fanaticism? Amazing how in opposition the conservatives said they opposed all this fluff and then once they are in power (and the mandarins have had a go) they feel it so essential to keep pushing this bill that they fail once, do a rewrite and try again.
As Tom Chiverton said, "Why Should only IT geeks get to keep their rights?" Everybody should be entitled to privacy from an over intrusive "government", you should not need to have to set up ways of attempting to circumvent their traps.
One thing is for certain though, if they can't read your data but they can see a train load of packets going through your account, it will make the so called powers that be more interested in knocking on your door in the early hours just because they think you must have something to hide.
Re: Torrents ? Pah
hmmm encrypted, they like encrypted, that means you are *really* doing something naughty (in their book anyway).
If you are encrypting stuff and you don't want nanny gubinment to see it then you must be a teririririrrrist. Now be nice and open the door for that nice gentleman in the black suit and flak jacket.
Re: Dear Ms. May
Please give us a list of the submissions you received, the actaul names of the people signing the submissions and how many times they nagged to make you decide that "oh, maybe that last gubinment weren't wrong after all and we DO need to treat everyone like a child or a criminal, because the Sir Humphreys, the ACPOs the CEOPS and now the bloody HMRC all want to sniff at where you have been.
Oh, and I know it will maybe only get the low hanging fruit, but think of this, they can expand the legislation (if I read it correctly) without further debate and how long will it be before they decide anyone using proxies or TOR etc really shouldhavetheir door knocked on at 5 in the morning because you are *obviously* hiding something that the above "agencies"want to see (their probable view not mine).
Re: Filthy, lying, cheating....
They are politicians. Of course they are.
Is it just me or?
Why is it so wrong to have an industry, any industry that has a bunch of blokes working in it?
Is it felt that we cannot manage without having a lady to organise us or work along side us and metaphorically hold our hands? (real hand holding could be construed as sexual harassment).
Sometimes it can be enjoyable to just work in the company of other men and even be allowed to make un PC jokes and laugh at farts.
If Anybody wants to join our industry we should welcome them and encourage them but please don't make it a quota/sexist issue. A lot of industries have been male dominated for years, IT is perhaps the last one left (apart from sewer cleaning and I don't see the lady queueing up to point girls in that direction). Sometimes just leave things be and let things work.
Two things I should add.
1. I met a girl many years ago on a course in Hardware maintenance, she was a brilliant engineer, great worker, great personality, could drink the best of us under the table, but hated every little thing about IT.
2. My granddaughter is a science wizz, bright as a button, sharp as a pin, interested in the sciences, had computers from an early age, but the only computing thing she is interested in is farce book.
or maybe I am stereotyping.
Social Networking for under 10s....... oh dear.
I know I am being a bit of a Luddite here but, in my day, social networking was being down at the park all day (yes under 10) with my playmates. Hiding in bushes, climbing the trees, getting shouted at by the park keeper. I got to speak to my mates face to face, not via some app thingie, hell you had to be posh to even have a phone in your house shared with a neighbour (party lines anyone?).
For goodness sake stop giving kids all the technology and send themout into the wild world and tell them to be home before it gets dark. Never did me any harm *twitches*.
Re: Ok, perhaps I am being dumb...
You Sir must be an Engineer - or went to the same school as I where they taught "question everything"
Costs Them Nothing
I have said it before, take the fines out of the senior managers salaries, they are supposedly being paid to take the big risks associated with their roles and also in cases like this, fine the actual people who were negligent with the data.
Fining the council, as cornz said, just comes out of the tax payers pocket.
The Problem With This
Is that it doesn't really hurt the trust because we the tax payers pay it.
Really the people that should be fined are the directors of the trust, they are supposedly paid to take responsibility for things, so they should suffer the financial consequences, not the patients or for that matter, us the tax payer.
Can't beat a good rant in the morning
That is because
You never let the truth get in the way of a good story
Ahh The same old song
This is effectively what damaged one of the first generation e-readers, the Rocket Book. It was a wonderful device, I still have and use mine for self generated content, but the publishers could not seem to get their heads round pricing below hardback level.
Now they seem intent on profiteering from the new generation of e-readers and they have a bigger target audience to squeeze.
e-reading is very convenient, though I have to admit to having purchased more dead tree format of late, the ability to carry multiple books in one convenient device is brilliant - but not at any price.
Oh well, do you think if we compressed the book people with the music people at high pressure, we could get the next gen fosil fuel, after all, we are running out of the original dinosaur juice.