Re: Common cause?
Perhaps even more bizarre than a Reg unit, it's the diameter of a sphere made of 1/12 of a pound of lead.
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Physical records are easy to be burned, flooded or otherwise tampered with, lost or god knows what; no audit trail either.
These paper records need to be forgotten about as a bad idea. They're not easy to share to start with. That's not to say that records shouldn't be tightly controlled.
Yes there are risks regarding information security, but I do know of Dr's practices that have burned down with loss of (illegible) records - isn't that a massive clinical risk? I think so.
I get the whole payg idea behind chucking vehicle excise duty on fuel prices, it's even proportionate.
But the whilst the idea of sticking insurance costs on there too might appeal from the get rid of uninsured drivers point of view, somewhere, somehow we need to be checking that the vehicles on our roads have been checked at least once per year that they are roadworthy - even though it counts for only one day.
ANPR wouldn't seem to be the answer there either.Perhaps you'd need to show a valid MOT at the time of purchasing fuel also?
I was at the pub with a small group of friends, mostly of the older generation but savvy enough to do one or two things online, last weekend. I was asked about the TalkTalk hack and how could it happen, what it meant, etc.
Naturally I used patronising, non-jargon type language to explain (well, there's a mummy computer and a daddy computer...) The end result was that they were absolutely mortified to learn that there was no guarantee that their online activities were, well, private or safe.
To my point then, Joe Public seem to be very unaware of the risks to them from so-called hackers (crackers/scammers): they seem to understand the risks of letting HM's Govt. frolic with wild abandon through their personal data even less so.
I noted that this week's Panorama focused on hackers and identity theft, perhaps they'd like to educate the British public on the scope and ideas behind this new bill? I don't think the public are aware to any significant extent what this means to their personal data.
A close family member and I sometimes discuss privacy and the Intertwebz, he was in the "nothing to hide, nothing to fear" camp, until I pointed out that everyone has something to hide, even if they don't realise they wished they'd hidden it more carefully later...
Will we see a fall off in the usage of online services I wonder? I've noticed I'm more reluctant to do things online for sure.
I've never downvoted so many posts in my time here as a 'tard until reading this thread!
I agree with all who think journos and their sources should be protected. I'd also recommend those interested in the state of the Middle East watch this.
I found it utterly fascinating, wonder if he's still got his laptop?
Yes, it's generally limited to size 6 to 9 (2.79mm to 2.03mm diameter shot wikipedia, could be horseshit) it's very small in any case. I'm not sure on the primary uses of shotguns in the US, maybe more hunting which would use much larger shot, maybe 5mm diameter and a count of only 30 or so per cartridge.
The spread of the shot at that range is vast. At 40 yards with a full choke fitted only 70% of the shot will be in a 30" circle. With commonly used chokes it drops to 40%. At 67 yards with large shot there would be huge holes in the shot pattern, so it was a very lucky shot. With smaller shot I doubt it would break the drone.
The best clay shooters (google George Digweed) in the world can break clays at about 400ft range but clays are very fragile and those shots are no easy feat. If this guy hit the drone at a near vertical 200ft he should start competing (and most likely winning!)
Good outcome from the judge I think though.
I get to work from home depending on what kind of project I have and where any sites are geographically that I need to visit. It does up your hours some, but I'd rather work for two extra hours per day than sit burning petrol and going nowhere.
That said, I think it's critical for most professions to actually have regular contact/banter/whatever for all the reason stated above.
"It is imperative we listen to the public and address..." means they're still wanking about with this despite the fact it's a disgraceful exercise in monetising patient data, but it's too valuable to leave alone it seems.
It's disgraceful because it's conflated with the rather more sensible idea of sharing patient medical data with medical professionals involved with a patient's care, something that improves clinical safety. All without selling it on.
@h4rmony - I can't speak for all clinical IT systems rolled out as part of CfH and broadly speaking, secondary care (Hospitals) IT is far more primitive than Primary (GPs for the uninitiated) but the systems I am familiar with have very robust audit trails. Nabbed that wrong 'un Shipman iirc.
Sadly, I've gotta agree with the headline.
"As far as endangerment of his neighbours goes, I've always got the impression that on a clay-pigeon shoot, no-one's too bothered about who's the other side of the hedge at the end of the field, as if you're firing almost straight up, standard shot will have lost pretty much all of its kinetic energy by the time it hits the ground."
Every clay shoot I've been to in the UK has a safety officer who ensures to the best of their ability that no gun will be discharged within 300yards of of a public highway or other land. The types of ammunition are restricted at clay shoots so that the range is limited. Shot size and charge are limited, admittedly some idiots may fail to observe these restrictions. If this guy used size 8 shot, it's like pinheads and would feel at worst like light rain if it landed on you.
What's astonishing is that it broke the drone at 83m (did someone say?) That's an Olympian shot with size 8 and a seriously fragile drone! I'd be mightily impressed if I could even chip a clay target at that range!
Anyway, what kind of bollock-headed rude twat flies a drone over someone else's property? Really? Not sure they got everything they deserved.
NHS managers are like the Sith, always in pairs, there is a talented apprentice who actually does the work and another more senior but hopelessly incompetent master who is adept in the dark arts of workplace politics...
PS I'm not either one, it's just a pattern I've noticed.
I'd love to buy a copy, I'm not sure where I can in the UK, but I'll certainly be looking.
I worry a bit that this will provoke a backlash against innocent people. There is the Pegida movement in Germany and it's hard to forget Anders Breivik and his motives. This won't help.
This isn't a nice way for the world to be turning.
Je suis Charlie
I've often wondered if anyone will invent or develop SoIP (Smell over IP) and what uses it could be put to.
So maybe those fast food ordering pages could smell of pizza? You could make your FB page smell of BO when you've been for a run?
Maybe Anonymous could all simultaneously fart at an unpopular target in teh interwebs? DoS (denial of Smell) attacks...
That's probably enough. Especially given my handle...
The truly and vastly overwhelming majority of those with a SGC and guns in their possession are acutely aware of their legal obligations regarding the handling and storage of guns. I can speak as one who is aware that I might well be considered partly responsible for the loss or theft of my guns if I fail to adhere to the laws regarding this. And face prosecution.
Those that I have shot with over the past 3 decades are self-policing regarding safety and security, I have yet to meet someone who would relax any of the golden rules governing the use of firearms or shotguns. For example, if anyone is seen to handle a gun incorrectly at a shoot, they will have instruction from strangers to put them straight, whether they wanted advice or not!
I think the original thrust of the article is that the shooting community were to be scrutinized further than they already are and that this was unfair, and that this scrutiny was considered unnecessary.
I'm inclined to agree.
As for discerning if someone is depressed or turning into a pisshead (intemperate), again, I firmly believe that the community would largely police itself. But in any case, would the police or any other body or group be better placed to tell if someone was going to blow a gasket and become dangerous? I wouldn't place a bet.
There's moral high ground to be had in the steering groups and committee rooms where firearms are concerned - doesn't mean any sense comes out of 'em.
"Their is no "fair trade" it's just a subsidy."
You're spot on there, to my mind, fair trade would be about the cut of the deal that the growers/producers get being made fair. What seems to be happening is that you pay a premium for the end product and the grower/producer gets a little more for their work. All the middlemen benefit as normal.
Unfortunately, some of the clinical systems suppliers have designed their software to only work with MS closed source implementations. That kinda ties the hands of IT services within the NHS with regard to open standards.
I suppose that raises the question of which clinical systems supplier to use, but that would open a whole new can of worms. There seems to be no unified policy within the NHS or gov to nudge such suppliers down the open standards route.
Just some fine words that butter no parsnips.
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