What we need is some kind of National Programme for IT, surely?
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You're wrong about Sweden, @codejunky. 154.1 per 100k. So they are massively better off than the UK. Obs, innit?
Of course, it's a bit redundant saying codejunky is wrong. Can anyone supply a word that describes just how wilfully wrong codejunky is all the time?
Clearly, we need a new ER (El Reg) unit. Commentards, to arms! Swimming pools are too ... swimmy. London buses are lengths, etc.
The current list of units doesn't seem complete: https://www.theregister.co.uk/Design/page/reg-standards-converter.html
In honour of our illustrious forebears, and those who were previously our Overlords, cruelly cut down by the very thing we are trying to measure, may I humbly suggest a Dippy? https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dippy_(London)
A 40 minute drive to school?! That's absurd. Perhaps he's a very slow dirver or had a rubbish car. Seriously though, is that normal in Seattle or was the local school not considered good enough for the little precious ones so that they had to spend over an hour a day couped up in the back of the jalopy?
Perhaps the Bill-mobile was a test-bed for Windows for Automobiles and had to be rebooted for 20 minutes every morning.
Fairly sure the IPSA loggin is still optional. I'm with Andrews & Arnold (aa.net.uk) who state "We don't monitor or intercept or block Internet traffic". They've resisted all of the excessive logging that the government has tried to foist on them.
Which country do you host your VPN in? I personally like Germany but Switzerland seems very popular.
I would urge some caution here. The IHRA Working Definition of Antisemitism makes it clear that a legitimate critism of Israel is not antisemitic: "criticism of Israel similar to that leveled against any other country cannot be regarded as antisemitic". I don't of course know which particular instance of speech in the House you are refering to but let's not conflate Israeli politics and Israel the nation state.
Given the plod's continuing abuse of the DNA data they've collected and refused to delete, is anyone expecting anything other than Stazi levels of boots stomping on faces forever.
Hold on, if the boots are stomping on the faces, doesn't that ruin the facial recognition?
It seems now I do less marching on the streets, as that's no bloody use whatsoever, and more funding lawyers to fight for basic rights through the courts. So we have such a broken parliamentary system that we must constantly challenge the government in the courts?
Isn't it three times they've had their air pollution plans defeated in the courts, they've still to produce anything workable, but now they are banging on about wood burning stoves!?
I'm ranting, aren't I. I'll take my dried frog pills.
Your linked article on moral panic posits various tests and this situation fails on all of them.
Firstly, we haven't identified a group to demonise here, unless it is "all drone pilots" which would be ridiculous.
Secondly, there's no gap between the threat and the objective threat as this isn't an objective threat, it really has stopped over 100,000 people from travelling. The hazard is small, a downing of a flight, but the risk is very large, the consequent loss of life.
Thirdly, there's no fluctuation of attention over time. It's just happened and it's been ongoing.
Mostly importantly there's no public hysteria.
Conspiracy theories are invariably posited by nutters and believed by the pathologically credulous. Trying to back up your insanity with totally inappropriate material simply demonstrates your foolishness.
"What the UK government will be most upset about is that the fact it will be no longer be allowed access to the highly secure military-grade signal Public Regulated Service (PRS)"
As I pointed out before, RTFM (Read the Frickin' Material) before you selectively quote, fool.
Recently moved on from the Co-op, both a credit card I'd used for perhaps 20 years and a joint account for more than 5 years.
Online banking offerings are now the main showcase for customers (unfortunately just *after* you've joined) and they are *all* horrible to some degree. The web interface invariable creaks and groans mightily. They are *all* making some kind of basic security error. For example, I opened a TSB account last night and it only allows alpha-numerics in the password.
I moved on from the Co-op when their online offering was upgraded to unusable.
> The biggest problem is when the employee's spouse has a country-specific job/career/profession like law, civil service, teaching
Medicine, just to add to the list. That's my Significant Other's profession and not only would she need fluency in the new language she'd need (some) re-qualification.
It's easy to forget when you're in something like software where you (a) don't need to talk much and (b) don't need any professional qualifications!
> I am one of the co-founders of a very small analytics business in Edinburgh
So, not waiting for the (increasingly likely) IndeyRef 2 or Scotland becoming Canada's 11th province?
If Scotland *had* gone for independence already just imagine how many firms would be thinking about a quick jump north of the border. Culture's pretty similar and you'll pick up the language in no time.