Is this O2
Is this O2 disposing of all the iPhones that did not sell over the week-end?
A massive fire on the disused industrial estate where the 2012 Olympic park will be built has created a plume of smoke visible across London. Firefighters were called to the blaze just after 12:00, and eight appliances are now said to be in attendance. During the early stages of the blaze, large fireballs characteristic of …
"The Metropolitan police have already stated that no terrorist involvement is apparent, and that seems like a sensible analysis."
Fancy that - "Metropolitan police" and "sensible analysis" in the same sentence. Wouldn't surprise me if someone tried to pin the blame on al-Qaeda before the day is out though.
The sensation of it all will have been helped by the inital video coverage by BBC news 24, showing the Girkin in the foreground, with the smoke appearing to be coming from just behind it.
In actual facts the fire is miles away.
I cant see the smoke anymore from the office, maybe the wind has changed... ?
i used to live just round the corner from waterden road, near victoria park...old ford...for 14 years.
hackney wick always was a toilet, from the early victorian periods...that earth has to be some of the most polluted in london...
it always was exceptionally rough, the people included...at the other end of waterden road is the arse end of stratford...prob filled with yuppies now, i moved out in 2003 ^^
I'm in the Citigroup tower in Canary Wharf and I can see the smoke from my nearest window. It looked at first like it was coming out of the HSBC building as it was hanging ominously over the top of their tower. Maybe the Citigroup traders panicked thinking HSBC was on fire until they realised it's actually miles away.
Well blow me, only a day after I commend the Reg for their coverage of the JCdeM shooting inquiry, up pops this bit of dummed down Reg24.
Now, in a while there will be an inquiry into a serious fire to analyse - just down the road from me, four firemen entered a burning building on the point of collapse where there were no people, and lost their lives. Why they went in is a serious question - were they wrongly told there were people inside, or did they mistakenly think the building was far less seriously ablaze than it actually was?
Whatever, just because today's has the words "Olympic" in its title, and Lewis had his digital camera handy in the office *doesn't* make it front page Reg news.
PS, I go with the BOFH theory.
of people moaning about things not being IT related... The fact is, you must have read the title to read the story, if it doesn't look appealing don't click on it!!
For supposed 'IT people', you certainly seem to lack even the most basic ability to 'not click on every link put infront of you' :)
There was a slight smouldering in the skip outside my house when somebody dropped a cigarette into it. With the smoke being visible for at least 4 yards, and with no immediate suspects, Metropolitan Police could not rule out terrorist activity. "It has all the hall-marks of an Al-Qaeda attack" said one slightly tipsy onlooker. "We are not being sensationalist in any way, shape or form."
P.S. @Jonathan Lane....if Citigroup thought HSBC was going up in smoke, I rather think they would be happy about it...
P.P.S...perhaps it was Citigroup getting rid of some dodgy paperwork following the "resignation" of the top dog...
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