No. Now go and sit on the Group W bench.
26 posts • joined 4 Apr 2007
Looks like the asker is asking (on behalf of a non-profit organisation) if you don't mind them circumventing their local newspaper's requirement that submissions must be signed over in person - he likes your article and thinks people in his area should read it and this was the best way he could think of to do that.
Mis-conceived, poorly explained but not really worthy of your reaction.
i'd hate to give them the benefit of the doubt
.....but since the person who stated that it was password protected is not employed in a technical role, maybe the machine was decently encrypted and he just didn't know the difference because from his perspective 'you have to put a password in'....
even if i'm right, she should still get fired for storing classified stuff on an unauthorised machine.
are they admitting to no confidence in the NIR?
if the NIR was any good, it could contain a field for this sort of thing - compare that to the DVLA database which shows what a person is qualified/provisionally qualified to drive/ride
can't see the need to have a whole new database for this - apart from adding another carriage to the gravy train
especially loved by lawmakers
there's a history of awkward interpretations of the law - before the Computer Misuse Act, someone got done for 'criminal damage' on the basis that they had altered the position (status?) of some particles of a hard drive (in the course of unauthorised access). sorry I don't have the full details.
a small defence of PCW
I used the reserve online for something i needed same day - website worked correctly and a few minutes later someone phoned me to apologise that the item was not actually in stock - ok so not great stocking but major thumbs up for taking the trouble to save me a wasted journey
i have also benefited from their confusing pricing systems - having got them to honour two discounts on the same sale of a PC to a friend of mine.
i'm sorry, i'll read that again...
"When I got tired of the BBC, I tuned my TV and Video away from all the stations, removed the antenna and cables, then stopped paying the license.
If I tried that now, I would be in trouble I have equipment capable of receiving the BBC's transmissions over the internet.
I would happily use one of the ISP's named by the BBC so I could avoid paying the license fee, and so I could avoid paying for other people using Kontiki."
iPlayer is a catchup service - a licence is only required for kit that can "record television programmes as they're being shown on TV" http://www.tvlicensing.co.uk/information/index.jsp
[News24 live on the web muddies the water a bit though]
Ken, I tried using firefox (on Ubuntu) and it rejected me - although enough of the site worked to give me the 'contact us' page. I sent them a message and they replied that it worked with the *latest* version.
I upgraded - and sent them an apology for me not keeping my firefox up to date!
[all for nowt as the clinic i wanted wasn't on CnB at all and I had to phone them direct]
@Robinson - can't speak for the police but as an ambulance man I can tell you there are a lot of people out there who are very selfish/lazy/stupid - contrast with people with actual mental problems who I have far more sympathy for.
People who have found themselves on hold on 999 to the ambulance service are, at certain times of day, likely to be in a queue behind calls relating to drunks who really only require a couple of mates to carry them home.
The point about Electronic Patient Records non-implementation affecting PatientLine is that there was a cunning plan for the clinical staff to have patients' notes displayed on the screen at each bedside, instead of on paper.
Presumably the NHS was going to pay for the privilege of this. I can't actually see Patient Line delivering the necessary service level while running Windows for Ward Staff though.
why do they give out their phone numbers?
I can see how teachers might want to help their students by being available at the end of a phone line for them, but surely anyone who has been a teacher for more than one day would realise there is a good chance of getting abusive messages, which is a solid reason for not publicising their number.