* Posts by totalpacketloss

8 posts • joined 9 Nov 2011

Galapagos islands bombed with 22 tonnes of Blue Death Cornflakes

totalpacketloss

If this works successfully, can we scale it up and try it on Scunthorpe ?

Given the local populace likes blue WKD, then we know that blue is the correct colour to annihilate the chavs. It won't take a GPS 'copter either. Just leave it in the doorways of MaccyD's or on the steps of the 'Blarney Stone' and it will do it's magic from there.

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SHEEP NEED TWITTER, insist my noble Lords

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Not just the sticks

Somewhat blinkered report me thinks.

As someone who works in London, but lives in the sticks - let me say how much national broadband would also save. I would love to start up my own company and take on a few staff nearby - but there is no chance of that. 512k connections just aren't enough for people to work from home, video conference into clients and to be effective office workers. The Olympics are showing us that - we Government staff are banned from London for the duration and it's proving a strain to work from our various alternate bases.

Want cheap affordable housing in London ? Well unless people can work in the other parts of the country - then your prices will stay over priced.

Tell you what, we'll swap you some of our water for your broadband..... What do you meant there should also be water available to all around the country too ?

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UK is first class for train Wi-Fi in Europe

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100% wifi

Great - all these carriages have Wifi.

So you can connect (and as an example here,) East Coast Trains. The problem is that the train doesn't connect to anything else. You leave Kings Cross northbound and spend the next 15 minutes trying to maintain a session - which due to tunnels and mobile blackspots you just can't do.

Would be more meaningful if the trains had some better way of connecting to the net rather than a couple hundred passengers all trying to use a couple of 3G routers.

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New Oyster online service goes live at TfL

totalpacketloss

Yep - I thought I was going mad till I read the comments.

I've been using this system for my expenses for months ( in fact years with the previous screen layout )

Is the next Reg story about a backlog of journalistic stories making onto the front page ?

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Microsoft exec says Safe Harbor framework is 'alive and well'

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So the self regulating, self auditing Safe Harbor scheme in the US is under question again.

Not the first time that the Patriot Act is being mentioned - just one of many laws that means that off shore companies are forced to hand over data that if was in the EEA , EU or UK would be protected by the European or British laws.

Having read the draft proposal of what is to come, there really needs to be a properly controlled scheme that is independently assured to provide the ability to verify off-shore resources. With virtualisation/cloud/Catchphrase of the moment - there is even more transfer of data outside of the EEA and without updated laws and controls, we will become a small island once again.

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iPad scammers pwn Lady Gaga's Facebook page

totalpacketloss

Easy to spot

This sort of scam is sooo easy to spot though.

If anyone wants to read my tutorial in how to spot being scammed, Just follow this _link_ and complete my online form. I'll send them a copy in return

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UK.gov to require YOU to opt out of data-sharing plan with drug firms

totalpacketloss

Talk about sensationalism...

Yep - anonymised before it leaves the back end system, so I can't see the issue here.

And it's not Confidential records - it's not even a extract of the Summary Care Records.

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Advertiser settles charges for use of Adobe Flash cookies

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EU Directive 2009/136/E

But will we get any better steer when the EC revisits the cookies - or tries to re-raise the subject again in "Early December" ?

The revisit is brought about by the contradicting marketing and advertising laws in the EU that are now also fouling the 'cookie law'. Would the EC directive for changing the rules between Opt Out by default then make it across the pond ?

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