* Posts by danbishop

15 posts • joined 13 Jun 2014

Cops called after pair enter Canadian home and give it a good clean

danbishop

Re: anti-crime

Actually, technically, "in the UK" there's no such thing as breaking and entering.

In Scotland there is. In England and Wales there is not. Instead you'd be charged with criminal damage for whatever you broke getting in, or of course burglary if you go further and steal something and/or assault someone.

In this case, as you quite rightly say, nothing was broken so the only offence is trespass and that is indeed civil.

As for Northern Ireland... I don't actually know... Google time for me.

EUROCONTROL outage causes flight delays across Europe

danbishop

A changed man...

I was travelling from Manchester to Helsinki when this happened. I had to transfer at Stockholm for an almost impossibly short 35 minute flight to Helsinki.

Having boarded the plane all ready to depart, the captain announced that there was a problem at Eurocontrol and we weren't allowed to take off. A delay of at least 20 minutes was to be expected and possibly longer.

At the time this was fairly frustrating, given an expected flight time of 35 minutes, a 20 minute delay felt like an eternity...

Having read this article however, I've a newfound love for Eurocontrol. That's some impressive resilience!

A smartphone recession is coming and animated poo emojis can't stop it

danbishop

Re: Manufacturers are spending more

Completely agree with your sentiment... but I'm not sure kilo milli is going to catch on... ;)

(3.3k mAh = 3.3(1000) (1/1000)Ah = 3.3Ah = 3,300mAh)

Abolish the Telly Tax? Fat chance, say MPs at non-binding debate

danbishop
Trollface

Yay grammar...

Licence <-- noun

License <-- verb

I bought a licence from the licensing company who are authorised to license me.

See also:

Practice/Practise

Advice/Advise

:)

Russian search engine Yandex's Ukraine offices raided for 'treason'

danbishop

Incorrect use of article in this article...

"Yandex claimed 11 million users in the Ukraine"

It's Ukraine, not "The Ukraine".

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/magazine-18233844

McDonald's India's delivery app was a golden honeypot

danbishop

Re: "Value your privacy"

Hair? How 80's ;-)

Java? Nah, I do JavaScript, man. Wise up, hipster, to the money

danbishop

Re: Wow

Finally... a sensible comment.

UK's 'superfast' broadband is still complete dog toffee, even in London

danbishop

MIddlesbrough is a town not a city...

Would you let cops give your phone a textalyzer scan after a road crash?

danbishop

The warrant might well work for SMS/call data... but what about What's App, or Facebook Messenger, or the myriad of other internet based communication apps. The fact the app was communicating with Facebook/What's App at the time proves nothing. You'd need the device itself to see if a message was actively being sent, or, a very expensive and lengthy multinational investigation to get the raw data/logs from Facebook/What's App themselves.

The Police don't interpret data: they collect it. A court would ultimately provide the interpretation and decide whether or not a party is guilty and this might well include testimony from experts in the field, rather than trained officers, if required.

Their statistics need convictions? Really? Take the tin foil hat off for just a moment and consider the possibility that maybe individual officers aren't incentivised by conviction rate and that even if they were, there's also an awful lot more to their job than car crashes and idiots behind a wheel. The vast majority of jobs an officer attends in any given day involve basic conflict resolution/protection of vulnerable people and prosecution plays either no part, or forms the final piece and last resort in a complex resolution.

BBC bypasses Linux kernel to make streaming videos flow

danbishop

Re: This is why I love the bbc

I'm using the HTML 5 beta on Linux?... If I recall correctly the HTML5 beta is restricted only by Browser. In fact Chrome on "Linux" (presumably Ubuntu) is listed as one of their test platforms...

'Walter Mitty' IT manager admits to buying gun on dark web

danbishop

Re: Entrapment?

It sounds like he approached the officers (although unknowingly) in order to attempt to purchase the gun. The officers didn't approach him and attempt to sell it to him... so not really entrapment? He couldn't argue that he was unlikely to commit the offence otherwise, as he actively sought to do so in this case.

Wileyfox smartphones: SD card, no bloatware, Cyanogen, big battery – yes to all!

danbishop

Re: Well...

...or had anything at all to do with Japan?

Huawei is a Chinese company...

Trebles all round: The BBC's won this licence fee showdown

danbishop

"The Corporation has expanded the Telly Tax onto computers"

...does anyone have a source for this, Google appears to be unaware.

I'm taking this to mean you need a licence for non-live streams from iPlayer now? Or have I misunderstood...

Trolls pop malformed heads above bridge to sling abuse at Tim Cook

danbishop

Re: It makes you despair

You, sir, have summarised the view any decent human being should hold, perfectly.

London commuter hell will soon include 'one card to rule them all'

danbishop

Why stop at London? This should work across all trains, trams, buses etc. Along with a sensible fare calculation system that means a ticket from Edinburgh to York should have cost the same as the five tickets I actually bought (at much less expense) for the same train (breaking it down into Edinburgh-Berwick Berwick-Newcastle Newcastle-Durham etc.).

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