* Posts by Lewis Paragraph

9 posts • joined 30 Jun 2009

Triple-headed NHS privacy scare after hospital data reach marketers, Google

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HES Data

As far as I know, HES Data is publicly available to anyone who wants access to it from here http://www.hscic.gov.uk/hesdata

Lexmark files patent gripe against 24 cartridge makers

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Not just Lexmark...

I used to have an Epson S21 which developed a habit of insisting that the brand new genuine Epson ink cartridges were not so after printing a couple of pages, and then refused to work unlkess I put in yet another brand new cartridge.

I eventually fixed the problem with a 14lb Sledge Hammer and bought a printer from a different manufacturer.

Not the most cost effective solution, but it sure felt good. Won't be buying another printer from that shower of shit anytime soon.

PM: UK airports to get perv scanners next week

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I don't know what scares me most...

... the shower of malfeasance and incompetence that passes for gumment and opposition

... or Joe Public who is happy to sit back and let all this shit happen.

As it stands the election won't solve any of this. Different names, same shit, higher taxes.

DVLA makes £44m flogging drivers' details

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That's the data for almost a third of the UK population has been sold off, or there's one or two prolific parking offenders out there.

Car-stopping electropulse cannon to demo 'next month'

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A 1.2m diameter antenna....

... would make a very good target.

Too-tall terror snapper stopped by cops again

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Looks like someone just walked over your bridge.

Would you leave your child alone with a cabinet minister?

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Would you?

" whilst a one-off visitor (such as a government Minister) would never be left alone."

Too right they wouldn't, the thieving bastards. They'd probably nick the kids sweets, then claim for them on expenses.

Plod offered SIM confiscation powers by Tories

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Function Creep

So the next time Inspector Knacker comes across someone using their phone to film him shooting electicians, or whatever it is they do for a living, he'll be well within his rights to confiscate the phone/sim as the user was behaving antisocially. Sorted.

Rogue knob could ground space shuttle Atlantis

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Why not...

... make a tool to remove it. Looking at the diagrams in the linked article, it should be possible to make a custom tool that would bend the petals of the knob without exerting any more stress on the window and retrieve it. It looks like it's made of brass, so it's soft as shit anyway.

If they send me the exact dimensions, I can knock something up for them by Friday, during which time, they could be building a test rig/mock up to make sure the tool works perfectly.

6 months my arse.


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