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New CCTV Site In UK Pays People To Watch

peterprior Re:One difference (214 comments)

By linking to their site from here you just violated their "no linking" policy found here: http://interneteyes.co.uk/terms-conditions.html

"Linking to our site
You may not link any other site to our website."


Whoops - and now I have as well

more than 3 years ago
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New CCTV Site In UK Pays People To Watch

peterprior The CC in CCTV? (214 comments)

I always thought the CC in CCTV stood for 'Closed Circuit', meaning the pictures are not being broadcast.

I know they're not being broadcast over RF but shouldn't making them available to anyone via a website be classed as 'broadcasting' therefore making it Open Circuit TV or just 'TV' ?

more than 3 years ago
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My Job Is..

peterprior Re:The best job... (404 comments)

"It sucks to be out of work today. But it sucks more to be in forced labor."

Good choice of words ;)

about 4 years ago
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Microsoft Phasing Out FAST Search For Linux, Unix

peterprior obligatory (146 comments)

That was fast..

more than 4 years ago
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UK School Introduces Facial Recognition

peterprior Re:Bloody idiots (214 comments)

You're thinking too logically. This is the UK education system we're talking about. Hell the government loses half the populations details in the post - this isn't going to be much more advanced than a PC sitting in an office.

more than 5 years ago
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UK School Introduces Facial Recognition

peterprior Re:Bloody idiots (214 comments)

I said nothing about being required to wear one.

more than 5 years ago
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UK School Introduces Facial Recognition

peterprior Re:Bloody idiots (214 comments)

Replying twice as I've just thought of something else.

"What if they deliberately obscure their face or object to the system?"

In todays multicultural Britain, what if a Muslim wearing a Burqa wants to enroll at the college?

more than 5 years ago
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UK School Introduces Facial Recognition

peterprior Re:Bloody idiots (214 comments)

Not only that - but who has the time to "quickly and effectively print data off from the system showing who was on site" when there is a bloody fire alarm. When I was in school we were told to leave everything and get out, not wait for a laser printer to warm up or an epson stylus to clean its printer cartridges.

more than 5 years ago
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Ireland's Largest ISP Settles With Record Industry

peterprior A comparison (222 comments)

I wonder how people would react if the postal service were allowed to hold envelopes up to a light, say "theres a CD in there which could have illegally copied copyrighted data on it!" and then after doing that 3 times, stop all mail to your house without having to provide any actual evidence or give you a chance to prove your innocence.

more than 5 years ago
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UK Outlines Plan For Internet Black Boxes

peterprior Re:Civil disobedience is also cheap (419 comments)

"But who's going to install it? people of a political bent who oppose your wiretaping. The sort of people who will be first against the wall when the military coup comes."

Curiously enough, an edition of Slashdot that had the good fortune to fall through a time warp from a thousand years in the future listed the people who installed such software as "a bunch of people of a political bent that opposed the governments wiretapping who were the first against the wall when the military coup came."

more than 5 years ago

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CATaLOG - An RFID cat tracker

peterprior peterprior writes  |  more than 5 years ago

peterprior writes "I've been building an RFID cat tracker — dubbed CATaLOG — for the last few months using an Arduino Microcontroller and the newly available ethernet shield. I've documented my progress and how I went about it over on the project pages as well as doing an O'reilly Ignite presentation on it a few days ago. You can view the live cat status or follow the cats over on Twitter."
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UK proposes banning computer generated abuse

peterprior peterprior writes  |  more than 6 years ago

peterprior (319967) writes "The UK Justice Minister is planning to outlaw computer generated images and drawings of child sex abuse. While photographs and videos of child sex abuse are already illegal, undoubtedly to protect children from being exploited by these acts, what children will be protected by this new law? If there is no actual child involved is the law merely protecting against the possibility of offenders committing future crimes against real children?"
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peterprior peterprior writes  |  more than 7 years ago

peterprior writes "The BBC is reporting that Sony gave away 100 free £2500 HDTVs to the 100 people who had been queuing for up to 36 hours in a London shop to buy one of the consoles when they went on sale at midnight. Apparently they also offered everyone a free taxi ride home afterwards."

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