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Happy Christmas from Canary Wharf

Christmas tree in Canary Wharf

If you go shopping in Canary Wharf you’ll find that the corridors are bedecked with Christmas Trees. Some of them have this rather lovely reminder of the fact that our every movement is being monitored. I don’t know about you, but this I find that this really encourages me to enter into the Christmas Spirit.

Published on 2006/12/10 at 20:08 by Toby, tags , ,

TCSOTD 2006-11-28

Alan Freeman dies

Charlie Stross on Litvinenko poisoning
… ‘The point is, someone with access to fresh Polonium 210 (read: less than a year old, hot from the reactor) decided to use it to bump off an enemy. And the terrorism alert status hasn’t risen a notch? Pull the other one.’

Abu Hamza Loses Appeal

Labour facing cash flow problems

The Big Opt Out

EU nations ‘knew about CIA jails’

TCSOTD 2006-11-22

Interactive whiteboard technology

Global Orgasm Day, December 22nd
… ‘peace through global ecstasy’

Longer drinking hours seem to be producing fewer problems
Tim Worstall’s analysis

Goldsmith says he has seen no evidence to increase suspect holding time to 90 days

New Zealand Minister defends right of school girl to run amok in underwear

Robert Altman dies

Parents halt mosque school trip
… “did not want their children exposed to a religion that was not their own.”

GPs threaten to snub NHS database

RFID passports less reliable than normal ones

The plastinated brain

Paintball minigun in development

Red tape blog

Ordnance Survey New Popular Edition Maps from 1940s scanned in
… add your postcode to the map

Police to take fingerprints on street
Henry Porter responds

Police accepted gifts from scientology allegation
… why are the police allowed to accept gifts at all?

TCSOTD 2006-11-13

Health service IT boss ‘failed computer studies’
Reaction from Burning Our Money
Article in the Inquirer
Article in the Register

List of faux pas

Sun security engineer talks about ID Card technology

More on FIDIS Budapest ID Card Document
… ‘Biometric ID cards an insecure menace’

I’m up for a chat on the tube day – 17th November

Addiction explained
… ‘primarily caused due to possession by either ghosts or our departed ancestors’

A judicial speech given in 1997 which still resonates today
comment by Bystander here

Published on 2006/11/13 at 09:01 by Toby, tags , , , , , , ,

TCSOTD 2006-11-10

Former Home Secretary brands Saddam verdict timing ‘suspect’

China bans finger printing kids in schools
… whereas we keep doing it more and more in the UK

Blair defends ID Cards, proves he still doesn’t Get It
Longrider responds
The Select Society responds
Henry Porter responds

‘Home School Legal Defense Association’ comes to the UK
… this is not a good thing.

Chip and Pin allows transactions to be ‘edited’ without pin holder being present… maybe
… scary, if true.

Lord Sainsbury resigns
the BBC’s take here

Published on 2006/11/10 at 00:38 by Toby, tags , , , , ,

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