Toblog

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TCSOTD 2006-11-24

A good guide to the new PAYG Oyster Card Rules

Alexander Litvinenko dies in hospital

Ban on mp3 transmitters lifted

Cow abductions are on the rise

Pentax releases water proof, dust resistant SLR camera
… oh and it’s rather bling as well

Talking of bling
… Gold USB hub

Dollar loses ground against Euro
… against the Pound too: now at £1.93

Published on 2006/11/24 at 06:31 by Toby, tags , , , , , , ,

Diverted

Three diverted signs at Bank

This doesn’t need much comment.

At the moment the traffic around Bank and Moorgate is absolutely dire as Cornhill has been closed due to emergency gas works. This was taken before that though it certainly predicted the current chaos well.

Published on 2006/11/23 at 10:19 by Toby, tags , , ,

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 2006-11-16

The end of Backing Blair
but the beginning of National Service

There is a new Petition website provided by 10 Downing Street
We the undersigned petition the Prime Minister to Resign immediately
We the undersigned petition the Prime Minister to scrap the proposed introduction of ID cards
We the undersigned petition the Prime Minister to Stop using the threat of terror to pass laws that are illiberal and ineffective
We the undersigned petition the Prime Minister to Launch an independant public enquiry into the decision making process which lead to the 2003 invasion of Iraq.
We the undersigned petition the Prime Minister to create a new exception to copyright law that gives individuals the right to create a private copy of copyrighted materials for their own personal use, including back-ups, archiving and shifting format.
We the undersigned petition the Prime Minister to stand on his head and juggle ice-cream.

Internet only 1% porn shock

Published on 2006/11/16 at 10:23 by Toby, tags , , ,

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 2006-10-27

Extra anus kills four-legged chicken
original article here

Nintendo profits up 72%, Sony’s down 94%

People who read more fiction have higher levels of empathy

Release the Music
more information

Chris Pattern: Politicians have no grasp of technology
… “Lord Patten of Barnes was especially critical of the government’s ID card scheme, which is heavily reliant on technology”

Rude awakening for dawn drivers

Fried Coca-cola debuts in Texas

Published on 2006/10/27 at 12:47 by Toby, tags , , ,

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