G4S or Serco would be a huge saving. They would be much cheaper, and probably before long Assange would have escaped, saving us all a packet. (Though it would play havoc with those police officer's mortgage payments).
13 posts • joined 13 Feb 2011
Re: Spell Checker
Atoghluh I nciote taht no canhecs wree tkean wtih Togymplyceia.
Re: UK Scout Database
Floored or Flawed? This worries me. As does the unpredictability of your shift key.
no a happy parent
I think I would be less worried about having my kids' data stored on a system where people could look up their birthdays than putting them in the charge of people with such little command of their language.
But I do realise I am old fashioned like that.
Re: I heard a Radio 4 thing about this last year.
I recently moved to the county town of a home county (a county where many villages have fibre, apparently) and am approximately 50m from the cabinet. Just after I moved in (about 7 months ago) I saw some contractors doing some cabling just down the road and I confirmed with them that they were doing something to enable fibre. "Be another couple of weeks" they said cheerily. BT are currently predicting 3-6 months. I am an SME of just one, so not economically significant, but really fed up that since Maggie sold the family silver we have watched pretty much the whole developed world improve more rapidly than us while the company that still enjoys an effective monopoly in (huge swathes of) this country pulls us down (town and country). But loads of Tories (and a few unprincipled socialists) made some cash so that's OK, eh?
I am fed up of their evil schemes
A few years ago they tried to prevent me getting my phone back from the shop that had repaired it by staging some sort of meeja luv in. After fighting my way to the door through crowds of pant wettingly excited pre teen girls I managed (without too much difficulty it has to be said) to convince the security guard that I had never heard of these people, and just wanted to get my goods back. I was allowed in to the hallowed event where I may have stood shoulder to shoulder with a young superstar, or a phone shop attendant - not sure I am able to tell the difference, while I reclaimed my phone.
This is the only time 1D have ever intruded on my life. as my 10 and 12 year old daughters both think they are pants and never play their 'music'.
Re: "must try harder"
This is a problem, and it came up a few times at a recent NHS Hack Day that I attended. But even if health systems were such that the drop-in centre and hospitals knew what your meds were, the situation were you to require social care is much worse. Completely different system run by local authorities, and often the providers (who will often be the ones actually administering the medication) are private companies to whom the work has been contracted out (at the lowest defensible rate). There is so much that can go wrong by the time they get their information.
But back to the point of the article: this arrogance (and one might guess the individual concerned) has cost much, much more than stopping a print run. But compared with that the arrogance of asserting that an organisation such as HSCIC (with a history of privacy and hacking cock-ups) would be able to keep control of the data is much worse. And that ignores the issues of the effectiveness of anonymising the data, which has been shown to be totally useless, particularly when someone has more than one condition.
Re: Dick Pick
That was multi-values, not key-values. His items (I think that's what they were called) had a lot in common with json documents, limited to 3 levels of nested arrays (which isn't much of a limitation, normally).
care.data anyone? Don't think so
Same thing happened to me on Saturday night. The driver (I think unintentionally) missed a turn into the road I wanted when the meter said €6.10. Only having been in Paris for 24 hours I assumed he knew a short cut. When it became clear he was clueless I directed him to the road in question and paid up the €7.95 that was by then on the meter. Grrr. When the regulated services start to behave competently and/or with decency then they may have a case.
Paris because of the geography and the air-head greedy taxi driver.
..is (was) in Line of Duty. Not Blackout. Unless she had a small bit part while I was out getting a coffee.
Maybe the retirement was not the choice of the salesperson. Though if that were the case you would have thought Cisco would let it be known that they had asked him to leave. And what steps they had taken to ensure that such outrageous mis-selling doesn't happen again.
In defence of Bad Timing
Four great (or at least charismatic) performances, a train crash of a doomed love affair and a brilliant sound track (Keith Jarrett and Francois Rabbath). I would have put it higher. But then I would have put Fish Tank in the top 10 and moved the Railway Children up quite a few as well.