Toblog

1. v. The act of writing a weblog or 2. n. Toby’s weblog.

TCSOTD 2007-07-04

Alan Johnston is released

BMA votes for non co-operation on central records

Could the London property market be cooling?

UK Gov boots intelligent design back into ‘religious’ margins

US Airport fingerprint program expanding
… even more reason not to go

A little reminder of the utter tosh that Blair talked

John Smeaton – Hero For Our Time

Published on 2007/07/04 at 12:51 by Toby, tags , , , , , , , , , , ,

TCSOTD 2007-06-18

Spanish flights check-in warning
… oh goodie, more intrusive security

Lightening: competition to Tesla electric cars
… “700 bhp and does 0-60mph in 4 seconds”

Greenwich & Docklands Free Festival
… I went to this last year and it was great.
Londonist has a quick preview.

Goodbye Tony Blair: a Bloggerheads Production

DARPA scramjet nudges Mach 10

Fingerprinting and eye scans for children as young as five
… fscking hell.

NHS Blog Doctor: You wouldn’t treat a dog like this

I’ve been put in a twitter mosaic!

TCSOTD 2007-06-11

A physics teacher begs for his subject back

Why England is rotting
… “England leads Europe in illiteracy, obesity, divorce, drug use, crime and STDs. Bloody hell.”

City Unslicker on the coming share crash

Stop using hotmail if you care about receiving mails
… I know a lot of people who haven’t received emails that they have been expecting and looking at logs of the ones from my servers they do get delivered. Hotmail is therefore dropping mails without warning to either their users or the sending server.

Crypto boffins urge Belgium to withdraw early ePassports

Published on 2007/06/11 at 12:18 by Toby, tags , , , , , , , ,

TCSOTD 2007-05-28

Spirey and the Queen: a novelette by Alastair Reynolds

The police state edges closer
Tim Worstall’s take on it

Tony Blair talking out of his arse again
… why does the word “legacy” come to mind here…

… which the Queen reportedly despairs at

Pakistan ‘same-sex’ couple jailed

Interesting note here about store card data retention and who gets access to it
… hint: HMRC

Cyber-stalking: Your help is needed

TCSOTD 2007-05-23

Police Chief’s ‘Orwellian’ Fears

Over 100,000 innocent young people now on the National DNA Database

ORG is looking for new Board members

Staff asked to snoop for police

Anger at plans for NHS database of gay men
… [16:42] Tim Worstall nails it

Madeleine’s eye holds vital clue

Result of Daily Mail Hatchet Job on Owen Barder

Traffic Wardens to get video cameras
… Someone clearly has too much money to spend. How long until crimes against traffic wardens increase?
… “The technology will also help wardens in their new role of issuing fixed penalties for anti-social behaviour.” Oh dear me.

TCSOTD 2007-05-11

John Reid gets excoriated on Comment is Free after writing about ID Cards

A new definition of the word ‘Heiress’

Wall Pong

Radical Engine Redesign Would Reduce Pollution, Oil Consumption

Alcohol at home can cut teenage binge drinking

Description of Blair for posterity

X-Plane – FAA Approved Flight Simulator

Published on 2007/05/11 at 07:15 by Toby, tags , , , , , , , , , , , ,

TCSOTD 2007-05-10

Concerns raised over child porn inquiry

Helvetica at 50

Today’s the day that Blair announces when he goes
… remember to book the date off for this

A quirky look at a quirky species

Oral sex can cause throat cancer

Moby lets independent film makers download some of his music for free

Blair to finally go on 27th June

In other news: ID Card Costs rise to over £5bn
… no coincidence that this was released today at all.

Amazon huge stock clearance

Technology Review’s Most Iconic Technology Designs

TCSOTD 2007-05-08

Blogging Magistrate: Just a Few More Steps to Meltdown

Privacy International announces global privacy invaders
… “Winner: The United Kingdom”

Taking Liberties, in cinemas June 8th

The amazing colour changing card trick

U.S./Canadian Dispute over Border Crossing Procedures
… “‘The Attorney General’s office really just wants to grab as much biometric information as it can,’ said the source.”

Impressive demo of skin rendering on new Nvidia 8800 Ultra

Mystery revealed: Poppy quarter led to U.S. spy warnings

Computer scientists working on machines that can match Wall Street traders

Car Salesmen ‘More Trustworthy Than Politicians’

TCSOTD 2007-05-02

Pilot denies ‘rape by deception’
… ‘…by saying intercourse could cure an infection…’

‘Illegal Number’ Triggers Flood of MPAA Cease-and Desist Letters

Charlie Stross puts ‘Missile Gap’ Novella online
… in honour of International pixel-stained technopeasant day

A Large Xsan installtation

Government breaks its own ID Law

Watch a cheese mature

Published on 2007/05/02 at 10:46 by Toby, tags , , , , , , , , , ,

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