There's also "Rockets Galore", based on Compton MacKenzie's follow up to "Whisky Galore".
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Under that clause, is it not the responsibility of the NHS trust in question since it is them that are making the content of the communication system available by broadcasting it in plain text in the first place?
Why should the NHS spend a fortune upgrading their systems just because some scrote has a cheap SDR dongle and chooses to broadcast their pager messages? It may be old technology, but it has wider coverage than mobile telephony.
This is the same as intercepting ambulance, police, fire, coastguard, aircraft etc. radio conversations in the clear .. listening in is illegal but unlikely to lead to prosecution, however acting on those messages or re-transmitting them is the bigger problem.
I remember reading of a case in the UK, probably in the 90s, where the directors of a small software house were jailed after selling customers an accounts package that contained two sets of books, the real (hidden) ones, and the ones sent to the Revenue.
The one I'm familiar with was in the '80s (courtesy of a close contact in the Customs & Excise computer investigation branch).
An Apple II accounting package was found to have a backdoor .. log in with the regular password and accounts were clean, but append a value, e.g. password10, and that percentage of transactions would be 'lost'.
IIRC the program was written in BASIC, so once suspicions were aroused it wasn't too difficult to find out what was going on.
Many moons ago I was documenting a CAD program that had been migrated from a terminal UI to a graphical UI.
One icon that had me confused looked like a pair of cat footprints. .. turns out it was Pause (Paws).
I can't remember if it was changed after I pointed out that there may be problems when it came to translating to French or German.
I've used a Contech Scarecrow for several years (PIR and water pressure, uses a PP3 battery) that works for foxes, cats, dogs, deer and herons.
I've also added an electric fence around the garden perimeter (powered by solar panel +12v battery) to cover areas that the scarecrow doesn't reach, and for over winter when the scarecrow would be wrecked by frost.
The US claim that the territorial airspace extends 12 miles off the Iranian coast. The Iranians claim that they have a territorial limit of 22Km. Twelve miles is approx 19300 meters, not 22000 meters. Perhaps both sides are telling their own truth.
12 Nautical Miles IS 22000 metres (well, closer to 22224).
I started teaching computing in a lab with a few dozen BBC Bs (+Macintoshes +Amstrads +other shiny stuff )
One of the first introductions I gave the youngsters was to have them enter the following, after working out the answer for themselves beforehand:
PRINT 2.23 - 2.18
The moral being that you don't take anything that a computer tells you for granted .. some things don't change, even after 35+ years.
[If you don't know what it does, try it for yourself on an online beeb emulator]
Irrespective of the badge and price, does it address your needs?
To continue the above analogy - I don't care how fast or shiny these cars are .. can I fit a [wheelchair / family / fridge] in the back? If not, I'll keep using my estate (station wagon).
The UK has its share of this stupidity, too. (Though perhaps, given that sentiment and greed plays such a part, it is rational if your only interest is to score some cash and run before the house falls down).
Ferranti and International Signal spring to mind.
..oh wait, no there are some plans - everyone's booked vacations abroad in April ..
No, holidays will be taken in March .. after that we'll be limited to only a couple of bottles of wine duty free. (at least the anomaly of it being cheaper for me to drive from Scotland and buy my whisky in Spain will go away)
I've always use Haynes manuals as guidance rather than gospel, though religiously buying one for every "new" purchase of a car or motorbike - they invariably paid for themselves after a few months of buying someone else's problems.
I didn't lose a spanner, but found a dropped and lost screwdriver after a few years that had fallen between the radiator and fan (1960s or 70s mini, escort or transit van .. memory's a bit dim). The acrylic handle had been polished to 45 degrees and was a spit away from causing <shudder> grief </shudder>.
I stay by my original assessment. Das Plod is either fumbling the ball here or there is something else at work like f.e. a grey import with reflashed numbers.
I'd suggest not fumbling, just looking for more evidence .. e.g. to correlate with other potential perps; they may have the device but not the operator; see where else they've been (physically, and on t'Internet), and so on.
MAC not used to connect to mobile network...
The article suggested the device was probably a Motorola smartphone, in which case it has both IMEI and MAC. As has been noted, the manufacturer should be able to link the IMEI and MAC, and a bit of poking around phone records should then turn up an IMSI if it is a smartphone .. but the authorities are well aware of that (according to anecdotes the presenter gave us on a UMTS training course back in the day).
It was a dark and stormy night, and the Captain said to Antonio "Antonio tell us a tale"; so, Antonio told us a tale, and it went like this:
"It was a dark and stormy night, and the Captain said to Antonio "Antonio tell us a tale"; so, Antonio told us a tale, and it went like this:" ..
Why not the keel too, it's heavier than led. There was one well known and quite successful French yachtsman who had a keel of uranium in his offshore racing yacht for that reason.
I trust you mean denser. A kilo of lead is far heavier than a gram of uranium.
Nope, downvote for OP and downvote for you as well. Misuse of apostrophe is the only crime I'll countenance flogging for...
I'm surprised you didn't give up at the first sentence ..
".. our weekly column of reader’s technical triumphs.
"Edinburgh University. The clue is in the name. Heathens."
Wrong. From the Uni's website:
"The University of Edinburgh's academic structure is based on three Colleges containing a total of 20 Schools."
- College of Arts, Humanities & Social Sciences
- College of Medicine & Veterinary Medicine
- College of Science & Engineering
[ and, of course, with three colleges it means the apostrophe is in the wrong place "..the Scottish college's websites and wireless network gateways are down ]
"Local holidays in Scotland have nothing to do with bank holidays. Scottish bank holidays are Scotland wide."
you would think so, but it's not that simple as Banks in Scotland do not always close on Scottish bank holidays, and neither are they statutory holidays.
"So what's the story about the two different holidays? "
In England, everyone's on holiday on the same day, everything's shut and the roads are gridlocked as everyone tries to head to the beach.
Holidays in Scotland are staggered, so, for example, Glasgow's on holiday but, say, Paisley isn't, meaning the day trippers have somewhere to spend their cash, the load on the popular destinations is spread over a few weeks, and the roads aren't as congested as much of the country is still working a 9-5.
There are a few downsides, for example if you work in an area that has different holidays to a child's school.
Until a couple of days ago I had a football-sized wasps' nest outside the house, however the wasps haven't been a problem and they seemed to be doing a good job of removing aphids. I was wondering about how to remove the nest but a family of sparrows tore it to shreds and the wasps have all but vanished.
I take a bit more care of drinking outdoors ever since a few years ago I took a swig from a can that contained a wasp; it stung the back of my tongue, but fortunately I don't have a bad reaction so it was just a painful surprise rather than anything more serious.
The paltry 2% leave got should never have been enough to trigger this clusterfuck.
That didn't work for the Scottish independence referendum in 1979.
Around 52% of the voters supported the proposal, however Margaret Thatcher had determined that at least 40% of the electorate had to vote yes for it to progress .. so of course it didn't.
If only Cameron had taken a leaf out of the Iron Lady's book we wouldn't be where we are today.
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