* Posts by Anonymous Coward 3

17 posts • joined 6 Jul 2009

Councils show true grit in the face of ... FOI requests

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Transport Costs

I have no sympathy at all with the refusal to answer in full the FOI requests. However the price paid for each tonne of salt is dependent on two factors: the cost of the raw material at the point is is extracted from the ground and the cost of transport to the council depots. For a bulky, dense commodity like salt the transport cost will form a large part of the total cost and councils with depots a long way from the site of production will have to pay more than those closer. Not a reason to avoid answering the question though!

Senior Guardian hacks turn on Assange

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Leeks?

Wrong time of year old chap for leeks to be any good. James Bond would have known that and shot you dead for ordering them.

LaCie XtremKey all-terrain USB flash drive

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Zamak?

When I were young Zamak (known as Mazak in the UK) was usually referred to as shit-metal. The sort of metal that was easy to cast into odd shapes like the rear light clusters on 50s cars. Not the sort of metal that you would use where any sort of strength was required.

Has CERN made the VATICAN ANTIMATTER BOMB for real?*

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Re: This is all very interesting but...

Perhaps it is the famed anti-Lewis?

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Perfect!

"easily capable of making a global thermonuclear war look like angry cockroaches lighting their farts at each other."

You have just made my Friday!

What do you mean it's only Thursday? Sulking off to the pub...

STINKY GREEN DWARF FROM SPACE - sensation at NASA

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Re: Looks like

You owe me a new keyboard!

North Lincs pilots victimisation index

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Doomed!

"Stephen Foston, senior safer neighbourhood officer at North Lincolnshire Safer Neighbourhoods, a partnership involving the local council, police and fire services and the NHS"

Another one for the bonfire of the quangos.

ICO concerned over interception modernisation programme

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WTF?

Difficult?

"This would require ISPs to install new technology, which they have said will be difficult and expensive. "

Have they thought of hiring Phorm?

Voice of America chap ejaculates over Paris Hilton

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Wonderful!

Oh bugger! For one beautiful moment I thought it must be Friday.

Cops cuff armed white supremacist in banana costume

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Friday?

Do you make these stories up just to brighten my Fridays? Thank you!

Rise in Latvian botnets prompts Spamhaus row

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re:Agreed

"The Internet version of the Balkans have chosen to become balkanized. Hopefully they are happy in their semi-isolation."

Last time I looked Latvia was in the Baltic States, not the Balkans (whence cometh, inter alia, Bulgarian airbags).

Nude trampolinist bounces free from court

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Mock-up!

Can I assume from the lack of supporting pictures that Playmobil do not have a trampoline in their range to provide a mock-up?

GCHQ loses Top Secret laptops

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Re: Total Fail (15.53)

"i'd rather work for for Microsoft."

Oh! You bitch!

Peugeot's bulbous BB1 e-car bound for Blighty

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Beaten by the British Weather!

So how are they going to fit windscreen wipers to that bulbous front window then?

Wales adopts mobile average speed cameras

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Watching You!

Nobody yet seems to have pointed out the huge difference between GATSO-type cameras and these ANPR cameras that read your number plate and send the data to a central point to be correlated with data from other ANPR cameras. So they are now collecting and storing data on where you are and where you are going. How long before the ID database collects every single sighting of your number plate and keeps it forever? I find the surveillance aspect much more frightening than the speed check thingy. Need to use the back roads more!

Windows XP Mode digs deeper into Windows 7

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Wrong hardware again!

"Woodgate said the company also "felt pretty good" about performance of Windows XP Mode on new PCs and old systems "with the right hardware"."

So if it doesn't work we have the wrong hardware. Again. Just like Vista.

BT abandons Phorm

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Too late!

I am glad BT did not make this announcement a month ago. Then my BT contract ran out and I got my MAC. Last week I became a very happy O2 broadband user with twice the speed at less than half the price. I might have been overcome with apathy and stayed with BT if I had heard this news first!

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