* Posts by JohnMurray

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Watch the world's biggest 'flying bum' go arse over tit in a crash

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Now with a recovered Hanger, paid for by the builder of the new village currently being built around the airfield.

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Sex ban IT man loses appeal – but judge labels order 'unpoliceable'

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Re: downvote here

They downsized social services some years ago.

The police are always moaning that they are now social workers as well as law enforcers.

The discharge provisions are what you should look at: The court cannot discharge the order. It can only be discharged by agreement between the person AND the police,or by the police. Not the court who imposed it, without police consent.

And while he has committed no offence, breach of the order is an offence and carries a custodial sentence.

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Uber and Volvo take on Ford in race to launch self-driving vehicles

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Re: DRL show when a car is running

Most car drivers can't spot a bike with its lights on and the rider in dayglo kit.

Most truck drivers can't spot anything.

All cab drivers are wankers, most have one headlight not working!

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It'll kill dogging.

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New UK trade deals would not compensate for loss of single market membership

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Re: Good grief.

"Incidentally, I'm probably hopelessly old-fashioned, but I rather thought that British political discourse was based on reasonable discussion, considered arguments and respect for one's opponent. Not shouting at them like you're in a pub brawl after six pints"

But..but...

We've got bigger bombs than them...

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Re: Brexit...

A lot of voters have forgotten who the previous conservative leader was.....in a year many will have forgotten what the referendum was about. By the time of the next election, many voters will have a hard time remembering their name...

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Re: Trade deficits also need to be taken into account

The people who buy/lease BMW and Mercedes cars/vans are not going to be bothered about a minor tariff .... they'll just drop a few percent off the list price and increase the parts price...

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Re: Looks like "Red Ken" Livinstone had it right so far.

Good old UK.

Still parasitic on other nations.

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Re: @Tom7

I'll wait for 5 years or so....we're in the EU for a minimum of 2 years from the date that art50 is invoked. So looks like we're in the EU until 2020...until the both leavers and remainers don't know what will happen.

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Re: @ H in The Hague

Regulations governing standards/quality are applied not only to finished products, but every component within it. You cannot export a car without compliance in total. Not only that, but when you ship the finished goods, they will be held for inspection. Try running a just-in-time operation with that arrival lag. Presumably the re-vamped UK regulations will be exactly the same as EU existing regulations, or is it to be a ditto re goods arriving inspections. Now I hear we are going to try to creep back into the EEA via the EFTA rear entrance at a massive financial disadvantage, and the ffff-four freedoms will still be there. Weird. Vote leave to remain.

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Some benefits of digital health to NHS may be delayed by consent model consultation – expert

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Stranger and stranger.....

http://www.pulsetoday.co.uk/home/finance-and-practice-life-news/gps-excluded-from-consultations-over-secret-plans-for-general-practice/20032477.article

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https://www.whatdotheyknow.com/request/single_national_gp_dataset_2

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"One of the schemes to replace care.data is called the “Single GP dataset”. The government’s review into care.data proposes to send all patient records from family GPs to the central database without the express consent of patients. Once in the system, it can be “sold” to any customers of the ‘Health and Social Care Information centre”, including private companies.

The government buried this announcement on the day of the report into the Iraq War. It is hoping no one will notice this new land grab on our medical records. We can’t allow the government to sneak out the same medical record data scheme under a different name.

Our community successfully fought the original care.data scheme. Thanks to the power of our community we rose up and forced the government to backtrack and ultimately scrap the scheme. Now the government is hoping to flog off our medical records, but this time under a new name and without those pesky safeguards. We have to act to stop the privatisation of our medical records"

Change.org seems to be worrying!

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Never Going To Happen.

Opt-out allows for the fact that they don't really want your data to be confidential.

Samples sent from sexual health clinics to pathology are anonymised by using postcode and DOB....

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If you think this is a problem that is ever going to be solved, you have not read this:

http://digital.nhs.uk/article/3638/Personal-data-access-FAQs

Note that local authorities can hold your health data for some/various reasons...that alone is a recipe for leaks....

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Violence, vandals and vomit: London's naughtiest tech Tube stations revealed

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https://www.theguardian.com/lifeandstyle/2016/apr/04/transport-for-london-found-way-to-stop-you-being-groped-on-tube

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iOS update kills jailbreak

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I guess jailbreak users may be even more peeved....or not..

CVE-2016-4654: Team Pangu

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Alleged Aussie plum plucker pleads guilty to motel tissue swipe

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Good job Jeremy Hunt has gone.

He'd have head-hunted the guy...

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Blighty will have a whopping 24 F-35B jets by 2023 – MoD minister

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Expensive toys for expensive boys.

Carrier group meets cheap tactical nuclear missile/shell: carrier group 0: nuke 1

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So when a carrier has a full complement of aircraft, their cost will exceed that of the ship?

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What Brexit means for you as a motorist

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And after we stagger out of the EU, everything you buy from there will have VAT charged (as now) and import tax charged...

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Re: Insurance may go down?

Income tax at 33%, 60% and "pay some if you feel like it please Mr Branson/Murdoch/Barclay/Rothmere"

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Re: Speculation

People that buy Mercedes or BMW are unlikely to bother much over a few percent tariff....and cars made in this country will have parts made abroad, which will also, if we foresake free trade, have an import tariff imposed upon them.

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Re: On the plus side... (bloody US operates a visa waiver for the UK)

Because of the long list of exemptions from the VWP...

Which includes traffic convictions...and certain diseases..

And they do know, because of information exchange between the UK and US.

And they will know lots more as soon as the EU stops interfering in us giving personal data away to Uncle Sam/Tom/ETC

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Botnet-powered ballot stuffing suspected in 2nd referendum petition

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Re: The debate

They bought an annuity. Fixed income. The problems are going to be faced by those buying pensions now. Baby-Boomers: Always handing their troubles to the upcoming generation!!

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Mandarins plotted to water down EU data protection regs

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Re: And these are the people...

The Scottish gov already have a webpage for possible future citizens:

http://www.gov.scot/Publications/2013/11/9348/11

Alternatively, if you have Irish parents/grandparents, you can go for that option.

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Tor torpedoed! Tesco Bank app won't run with privacy tool installed

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If you don't like it: Don't use Tescrap Banking.

Problem solved. They're only skimming a deal out of providing an alternate route to services you can obtain directly from the bank group Tescrap use.

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Patent trolls, innovation and Brexit: What the FT won't tell you

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And if we depart, our sold products will surely have problems abroad anyway if they infringe upon a patent...

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You should have put

#voteleave at the bottom of your post.

Well, I'll put:

#voteremain

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UK Home Office is creating mega database by stitching together ALL its gov records

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That data-sharing agreement with the US state dept still existing then?

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TalkTalk scam-scammers still scam-scamming

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If they really wanted to gain access/details then they'd have someone call who:

Couldn't speak understandable English.

Read from a script, and gets confused when questioned then goes back a few steps to start again.

Had no idea what data plan you are on, or its cost.

Just like all contact with talkcrap....

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British cops to film you with 59k body-worn cameras by end of year

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Re: Chain of evidence in the cloud

https://ico.org.uk/media/for-organisations/documents/1542/cctv-code-of-practice.pdf

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Re: I hope not...

Anybody who says anything to the police when being questioned, camera or not, deserves everything that is coming their way.

"Anything you say can be used as evidence against you"

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India roasts as mercury hits 51°C

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"Back in India, relief from the heat is expected when the annual monsoon hits. The cooling rains generally arrive in mid-June"

Sauna time guys!

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UK authorities probe 'drone hitting plane at Heathrow'

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In the real world, you can buy what you want from a wide variety of sources, and little chance of being apprehended when using it. Unless you want to be a pirate radio operator, in which case you will find it short-lived.

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I'll stay off ebay then. It' full of not-legal radio transmitters that you theoretically are not allowed to use in UK.

The drone 2.4GHZ is available for just about anybody, and almost any reason.

Rather like the proliferation of 1GHZ cctv transmitters...and 300MHZ etc...

http://newsthump.com/2016/04/18/drone-pilot-furious-after-uninsured-passenger-jet-crashes-into-him/

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French scream sacré bleu! as US govt gives up the internet to ICANN

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Re: "last-minute compromises reached at ICANN's meeting in Marrakesh "

That assumes they want to do work.

Maybe the work was an excuse for a luxury junket!

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Don't – don't – install iOS 9.3 on your iPad 2: Upgrade bricks slabs

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ipad2.

iOS9.3.

iNstalled.

Didn't bother with iTunes, did it direct.

No change in speed, operating or loading software (still slow!!)

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Osbo slaps down Amazon and eBay – who'll be liable for traders evading VAT

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Re: About Time

Not so good for local councils though, who now have to find a replacement income source instead of business property tax. Never forgetting the 2% referendum lock on council tax rises. Still, they can always jack the price of business refuse collection, except most of it is via private collectors..and didn't I read that George was going to raise the referendum lock reference to 4% eventually. After all, the local council grant from central gov is going to be zero by 2020.

Oh, and this country cannot remove VAT...once levied it must remain. EU!

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Apple tells iPhone court 'the Founders would be appalled' by Feds

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No. Don't be silly.

I set mine to be different, I set it to 1-2-3-4.

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Judge orders Universal Credit internal reviews must be disclosed

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Re: A "chilling effect"

Work?

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Labour will create FUD and then abstain on UK Snoopers' Charter vote

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All political flavours want more, and more, control and access to citizen datacomms.

The threat to them, and their owners, comes not from "terrorists" but from their own people: When they finally raise their heads from Eastenders/Corrie/NCIS/ETC and realise they have been rogered royally for decades, by their "servants" in the politically/morally/criminally corrupt political parties.

I doubt their come-uppance will come in my lifetime. Shame, I would really have liked a walk around Westmonster to see them all dangling from lamposts, by their necks.

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Home Office is cruising for a lawsuit over police use of face recog tech

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Government disobeys its own laws, and doesn't care.

Big shock.

Not.

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Photographer hassled by Port of Tyne for filming a sign on a wall

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Perhaps we should be more concerned.

After all, the same types of person employed at the docks are increasingly being employed at privately-run prisons and detention centres (all of which have had issue with sexual assaults on female detainees by "guards", with several pregnancies at the local one).

One business park nearby is patrolled at night by a private company, and people are always being stopped while driving through (they usually get told to fuck off)

And various councils employ private security personnel to patrol towns as well..never forgetting the "door security" at nightclubs.....no entry unless accepting being searched.....

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Or ex-services. There is a guaranteed job in private "security" for ex-forces personnel. They tend to be much more aggressive than the ex-police. Some were in tears when wheel-clamping got stamped on....a ready market for money ended overnight. Shame. My ex got informed the a clamp on her car would be removed for £50 cash, or she could step into the van for a few minutes. All assholes, the lot of them.

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FBI iPhone unlock order reaction: Trump, Rubio say no to Apple. EFF and Twitter say yes

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Re: Apple could short it out

Never forgetting that fbifonecrack V1.00 will rapidly become fbifonecrack V1.1/V1.12/V1.20......along the way the wifi will stop connecting, the serial I/O will stop communicating with the fbi itunes_fbifonecrack_decode V1.0, the bluetooth will become permanently on, at high output, and the battery will die....

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UK to stop children looking at online porn. How?

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Re: Wanna stop kids looking at porn?

Animal porn is illegal, if it was not some people would not be inclined to use dead animals, such as pigs?

Oh well, we can protect the children, but not politicians?

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Backdoors are bad, Euro security wonks ENISA tell governments

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Another pointless diatribe.

Governments are much less worried about criminals and terrorists than they are of their own people.

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Want blazing fast Netflix streams? Book a flight to Northern Europe

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Re: Who watches netflix anyway?

Adverts....I would prefer to not watch any. To the extent that I watch little television.

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Met Police wants to keep billions of number plate scans after cutoff date

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Quite. It would be interesting to know what local councils get from ANPR. After all, my town is plastered with average speed cameras, anpr cameras, traffic lights with cameras on top (even cameras watching cameras!)

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