No, it's now the Obama phone ...
... does it come in different ... no, someone else can go there.
499 posts • joined 29 Jun 2007
the point being that the open square took so long to get to that there was no "safety margin". Neither could you guarantee it being empty.
A nearer, less "optimal" location (surely in their database) might have been preferable.
"at the T-junction, turn left ... the blast confinement zone is second right. goodbye ! "
You must have seen those novelty gadgets that flash when your mobile rings ... or logs onto a cell ?
Anyhow you could have a more nanny-like version built into the train seats, flashing up the message, "YOU APPEAR TO BE MAKING A PHONE CALL - PLEASE LEAVE THE QUIET CARRIAGE TO CONTINUE - THE GUARD WILL BE ALERTED IN 30 SECONDS ..."
I'm sure I posted a "Sarah Palin"-related quip here last week, mocking a republican worried that Obama was an "Arab" ... and linked to "badmouthing" a "Jesus"-phone ...
Oh well, must have not been funny enough - or maybe I used the wrong icon.
Or perhaps another similarly-named article ??
Speed camera that flashes you if you are closer than your stopping distance to the vehicle in front ... now that would improve safety !
The two times I have been flashed (or rather, 'vanned') in Wiltshire on the aforementioned dual carriageway the road was empty and I was 10 mph over the limit ...
Handsets are fine point-to-point out in the field, as a "private channel", but don't forget you need to have contact back to vehicles and base which could be well over 10 miles away, plus the RAF Sea Kings need to be able to talk to you which means they have to have a small set of standard frequencies using onboard equipment ... not a couple of 1W Motorola handsets from Comet.
There are several areas where mountainous terrain is near to the sea - Wasdale, Ben Nevis ... plus from a Sea King at several hundred metres height you would be talking to everyone on land or sea in a radius of a few miles.
Unless things have changed, it's the police that officially calls in the volunteer rescue teams and also issues the radio permits and covers the team members insurance when on official callouts, so the police is the body that should be kicking up a fuss.
Pleeeease let's not have these as encrypted spreadsheets that could get 'lost'/made public once decrypted - too simplistic and prey to the CD/memory stick scenario.
Better to have some mechanism that could update the agencies' systems in a secure manner - e.g. agency sends encrypted (new key each month !) name/DOB/temporary record ID list to registrar's office, office sends back (encrypted) record ID of records to be updated.
Or something better that someone PAID to be good at such things has come up with - Schneier or Anderson for example.
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