* Posts by JohnMurray

616 posts • joined 6 Jul 2011


NHS needs to pull its finger out and prep staff for future robotics, genomics, data-led healthcare


It's not that long ago that £10 billion+ was spaffed on an NHS IT system that was lacking the "I" and the "T" part...

UK.gov told: If you want public to trust surveillance cam strategy, throw money and manpower at it


Home Office refuses to enforce privacy code on NHS staff using video

Surveillance camera commissioner’s advice that trusts be required to comply with code to protect patients is rejected


More nodding dogs green-light terrible UK.gov pr0n age verification plans


Re: More fuel if any is required...

Doubt it, she's called Jane at mine......although she used to be John a few years ago...


Re: Is this the stupidest idea ever?

Brexit !

Sorted !

Who's watching you from an unmarked van while you shop in London? Cops with facial recog tech


Re: 650 willing crowd subjects

So that would be a 100% success rate then!!

Wow, what a lovely early Christmas present for Australians: A crypto-busting super-snoop law passes just in time


Just call it the "Canute" bill....

US told to quit sharing data with human rights-violating surveillance regime. Which one, you ask? That'd be the UK


Re: People in glass houses ...

That'll happen: Not

Another Hancock-up? UK health secretary appears in piece about controversial GP app


Seriously...is anyone asking what these outside resource organisations are doing with the NHS data they now have access to?

After all: https://www.theregister.co.uk/2018/11/14/google_swallows_up_deepmind_health_and_abolishes_independent_board/

UK.gov to press ahead with online smut checks (but expects £10m in legals in year 1)


My Grandchildren (12/9/8yrs) know how to use the schools computers/ipads better than the teachers....this is not going to end well

(sexually-frustrated adults being shown the way to access porn by their kids)


Re: "So sex is almost three times more popular than good food, apparently."

Because good food costs....and we're British

Huawei elbows aside Apple to claim number-two phone maker spot


My iphone 4S is still working......so that's 4 years now.....a bit slow to load twatter...but that's ok..


Re: "a 10% rise in food prices due to the weather"

I have to buy more food, not because I'm more hungry, but because the sizes of the foodstuffs keep decreasing...while the packing stays the same...except milk...

Muslim American woman sues US border cops: Gimme back my seized iPhone's data!


Re: When Booking-Travel now the first thing I usually do is:


Database ballsup: NHS under pressure over fresh patient record error


Re: may not have been invited to ... child immunisation, bowel cancer screening

Who knows?

The bowel cancer screening results *letter* tells you you probably don't have it. Also that just because the results did not detect any, it doesn't mean you have none....

As for child immunisation...parents opting for the "fuck-off I don't want my child immunised" option are increasing every time a newspaper prints a "immunisation leads to autism" story...

I predict a riot: Amazon UK chief foresees 'civil unrest' for no-deal Brexit


Re: @AC ... eh?

Because we have a reduced refinery capacity now....we import over 10 million tonnes of oil products into the UK each year, and it's increasing.


Re: eh?

Has anyone though of how the trucks stacked waiting are going to be fed/fuelled/ and how the drivers hygiene needs are going to be met?

It's going to be one smelly motorway, quite soon...

Capita strikes again: Bug in UK-wide school info management system risks huge data breach


The SIMS software was what started Capita, as SIMS systems....years ago...you'd have thought they would have got it right by now...

Galileo, here we go again. My my, the Brits are gonna miss EU


Re: Fgs

Pretty sure that if the "red button" is pressed, without approval of the yanks, a little sign will pop-up: "please speak nicely to POTUS"

I see a satellite of a man ... Galileo, Galileo, Galileo, Galileo, that's now 4 sats fit to go


Re: Oh, The Magic of Clockwork Theory Strikes Again

It's about red buses with imaginary gifts to the NHS on the side?


Not aircraftless...got two now...they flew over a week ago...

Slurp up patient data for algos that will detect cancer early, says UK PM


Re: Proof

Plenty of proof mate...just look at parliament...loads of artificial intelligences there


Re: Machines instead of GPs

Speaking personally....from the GP consultation of lower abdominal pain, to the blood test of raised PSA, then MRI and onto biopsy, took 3 weeks. MRI performed at 1830z on a Saturday evening (the MRI suite is run 24/7)...pre-op assessment at 1745z, Friday. Biopsy a week later. It would have been a few days faster, but I dithered a bit over having biopsy probes inserted into me via the area between my legs. The other route is through the wall of the rectum...


Re: It's just a BS "reason" to allow patient data to be sold off

Then use MRI for the scans...

Current detection for prostate cancer starts with basic (PSA/DRE) then onto an MRI scan lower abdomen/pelvis...if anything suspicious is detected then a prostate biopsy is arranged using the MRI scan overlaid with an ultrasound image to sample the area of interest.. Quite frankly, modern xray machines use much lower doses...and even CT scanners use less now, than xray machines did 20 years ago.

It's Galileo Groundhog Day! You can keep asking the same question, but it won't change the answer


There aren't any nice people there....unless you back it up with cash...then they're all nice.

Zombie Cambridge Analytica told 'death' can't save it from the law


And the ICO would also like the CA servers passwords...which they have been refused...

Typical cynical Brits: Broadband speeds up, satisfaction goes down


I was with SKY, then they upped the subscription to £30/month, for 3.5Mbps.

So went to NOWTV (SKY!) for £20/month and 37Mbps...using the same copper line....hmmmm

Blighty stuffs itself in Galileo airlock and dares Europe to pull the lever


Re: EU friends apparantly

24, plus extras. But we will have to purchase licences for core technology as well..if they will allow their use. Maybe better to just give-up on the idea of everyone not-driving autonomous vehicles..

An easy-breezy attitude to sharing personal data is the only thing keeping the app economy alive


Re: And that's exactly why...

Not so much Facebook, but everything...cleaner-apps...navigation-apps...find-the-wifi-apps...every single app for every single thing contains a long list of permissions attached...

Galileo, Galileo, Galileo, off you go: Snout of UK space forcibly removed from EU satellite trough


Re: From the department of bleeding obvious

Sure...just so you know, we will be reliant upon the "public" facing GPS, which can be switched-off as the controllers want, or made inaccurate as they want.

Also, Galileo is better (theoretically) than either the USA/Russian?Chinese systems...

Presumably, SSTL will be departing for EU pastures new soon then...

F-35B Block 4 software upgrades will cost Britain £345m


Re: and Pigs might fly a.k.a F-35

Russia has plenty of low frequency radar...so the stealth aircraft will also stick out like a sore thumb...


Re: It's not RAF nor UK It's Nato ...

Not so... Massive re-arming, design and planing have been performed on Ru forces since 2008... http://carnegieendowment.org/2017/05/03/assessing-russia-s-reorganized-and-rearmed-military-pub-69853

Plenty of sources quoted..


Except their "stealth" capability doesn't work if a low-frequency radar is in use....

NHS Digital heads accused of being 'suppliers', not 'custodians' of UK patient data


And if it disappears, I've saved it!! (no confidence in any govt documents getting frequent hits staying available for long!)



The NHS data, even the highly personal data, has been available to the DWP for years, and is shared with various departments of local councils.

That's without the Digital economy Act...which authorised data sharing between all govt departments.

Here is the NHS confidentiality policy...


Europe plans special tax for Google, Apple, Facebook, Amazon


Re: I wonder....

If you're a VAT registered company, you claim it back...

UK peers: Is this what you call governance of facial recog tech? A 'few scattered papers'!


It's cold = wear a face mask

It's summer = wear a face mask to filter the traffic pollution

Full shift to electric vans would melt Royal Mail's London hub, MPs told


All very interesting.

Now, about the road outside.

Terraced houses, with around 1.5 cars per house. No off-road parking. I'm sure the picture is familiar.

Try charging your car with a footpath in-between the house and car. Try charging it from the on-road charger, which won't get installed anytime soon, because the local substation cannot handle the extra load. Never mind balancing the load...

4G found on Moon


Re: And if there are any problems just call our hotline

Virgin media have customer services?

I suppose that's called progress....when does it start?

Oh dear, Capita: MPs put future UK.gov outsourcing in the spotlight


I just wonder when/if Crapita goes-down, what happens to all this sensitive data they have been amassing?



Apple agrees to pay £136m in back idiot taxes to UK taxman


VAT and payroll taxes are paid by consumers and employees.......

But good idea...we'll set VAT on apple products at 100%....


Re: "...the company has agreed..."

But...HMRC is run by the BIG 4 accountancy companies!!


Sniffing substations will solve 'leccy car charging woes, reckons upstart


Re: Brave New World

Vat is chargeable on the fuel price PLUS the fuel tax....

Oh good. Transport for London gives Capita £80m for WAN, LAN and Wi-Fi


Re: The 2 heads of Worzel ..Slurping WiFI/Daily location data to enforce the BBC Licence Fee?

Dunno about that.

They send a letter to my flat every three months threatening me with court if I don't buy a TV licence.

Addressed to the guy who used to live there a few years ago, until he died.

I even told them he was no longer living.

They then asked me if I had his new address.

They still send threats to my address...


Re: Crapita public wifi ????

Crapita won't actually do it, they'll outsource the contract to others...we all know that.

Probably Russia!

UK.gov's plans for data processing framework create new risks, says watchdog



Data fetishists?

So..the new bill gives the govt extremely wide "rights" to allow third parties, outside govt, to process data collected by govt (depts) for whatever reason they want...including collected health data, down to individual level, and you're moaning about "data fetishists"?

Remind me again about the massive amount of personal hospital health data released to organisations, unanonymised?


Drone collisions with airliners may not be fatal, US study suggests




Re: How is this different than birdstrike?


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


Re: Telly Tax or Adverts

They pay others.

Star Trek Discovery is quite good...

Cops jam a warrant into Apple to make it cough up Texas mass killer's iPhone, iCloud files


Re: Somehow

I think they know that!

I think they don't care, they want all devices easily decryptable...

Tesla launches electric truck it guarantees won't break for a million miles


Re: Tesla semi?

Just get used to being cold...the heater is thirsty on current...


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