* Posts by tony benton

11 posts • joined 12 Oct 2007

Capita capital capitulates to COVID-19 coronavirus: Pandemic blamed as top line sags 10%

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Aren't Capita in charge of this nation wide project.

What happens to this £11bn .project if Capita goes bust.

PPI-pusher makes 75 MEEELLION nuisance calls, lands £350k fine

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Nuisance calls

It's OK to give hefty fines but make it a criminal offence that has to be defended in usual way.

All concerned (everybody) get from suspended to 5 years.

Unfortunately we have not got the prison space.

Take a hammer to your hard drive, shrieks Which?

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smash it

Do not get carried away. Its not a bad suggestion hammering it. Just put a wrag over to cover debre. Only people to gain is the wipe industry.

Software copyright inspection powers used for first time

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copyright inspection

Trading Standards ( Weights and Measures ) were designed to protect the man in the street. Short measures on scales in the grocers, not a full gallon in petrol stations. This now seems to be a thing of the past. Now they look for fake perfume, toys etc and software infringements. Their effort is now to look after the big boys, probably not from UK and forget the man in the street.

Ofcom pledges spectrum sell-off early next year

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How does Freedom4 fare in all this.

They bought their wavelength when it was the only one available.

Royal Society says goodbye to creationism row vicar

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I am an outsider looking in. I am interested in science but would also have belief in religion. What amazes me is the further you go up the ladder in either (sects) the more entrenched they are. The simple logic is nobody is right all of the time. Half of science is theory and probably three quarters of religion. Considering the billions of years involved is there not an element of truth on both sides. As there are gaps in mans evolution could it not be that man came as an implant to the planet much later. Quote "man was made in Gods image", therefore before man God existed in mans image. Discuss.

WiMax to cover 1 billion by 2012, says Intel

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Where does this leave Freedom4

Net shoppers bullied into being Verified by Visa

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Anonymous card

See my Sat 9th. Every card change brings inconvenience or another group of card-breakers. As Anonymous Coward says good systems need to work in the real world and the one I have in mind makes the card anonymous to all but the approving bank and only in a brief form to them. No passwords!!!

IF IT WORKS it would be almost invisible. More importantly, considering how people hate change, it is virtually the same as prior to VbV for the user.

Any suggestions on who to approach.

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Always think simply.

I am not in banking and not a heavy card user but I think that I have a much simpler system and no third party interrogation. The question, is anybody interested? Banks like most large institutions create departments of wizards who never get it right but that doesn't seem to matter. In the meantime its the customer who looses out. If there is a bank that is interested I am here.

FCC opens curtain on Google puppetmaster

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FCC wireless auction

If the FCC consider that they have been duped can they not cancel the 'open access' element. They would in Westminster.

Pipex-Intel WiMAX emerges as Freedom4

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Possible hope

Stripping out residential is a sound decision.

Manchester will be the turning point but because it is unique

I think business will like it, however its got to be quick.


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