Friday, 31 October 2008

Fire fear sparks battery recall

"BBC NEWS | Business | Fire fear sparks battery recall
Laptop-makers including Hewlett-Packard (HP) and Toshiba are recalling 100,000 Sony-made batteries due to fears they may overheat or catch fire.
"

Great article, BBC - no indication of model names/numbers and no link to a website that might tell us.

BBC NEWS | Business | Fire fear sparks battery recall

Wednesday, 29 October 2008

October snow 2008

October snow 2008
October snow 2008,
originally uploaded by hockeyshooter.
First snow at this time of year in this part of the country since 1974. Its mostly gone now though.

Monday, 13 October 2008

Peers throw out 42-day detention

"BBC NEWS | Politics | Peers throw out 42-day detention
The House of Lords has rejected the government's controversial plans to extend the period terrorist suspects can be held without charge to 42 days."

Hurrah!

BBC NEWS | Politics | Peers throw out 42-day detention

Records bureau staff work to rule

"BBC NEWS | UK | Records bureau staff work to rule
Hundreds of staff from the Criminal Records Bureau in England and Wales have started a work to rule in protest at a 0.5% pay rise."

One half of a percent pay rise? That's as insulting as a high street bank's interest rate. So low its not worth the effort. Treated like that, they shouldn't bother with a work-to-rule - just go on strike.

BBC NEWS | UK | Records bureau staff work to rule

Friday, 10 October 2008

Stunning New Google Satellite Imagery

"Sneak Peek: Stunning New Google Satellite Imagery
The Geo-Eye1 is described as the world’s highest-resolution commercial satellite. GeoEye spokesperson Mark Brender tells Wired.com that the satellite can take photos at a resolution of up to 41 centimeters — close enough to zoom in on the home plate of a baseball diamond. Due to federal law, though, Google will 'only' get images that have a 50-centimeter resolution — meaning the imagery will capture details down to about 20 inches.
"

You'll be able to see if the neighbour's dog is in the garden (hello Barney!).

Sneak Peek: Stunning New Google Satellite Imagery

MoD computer hard drive missing

"BBC NEWS | UK | MoD computer hard drive missing
An investigation is under way into the disappearance of a computer hard drive containing the personal details of about 100,000 of the Armed Forces.

There is also said to be a small amount of information about bank
details. It contains details of passport numbers, addresses, dates of
birth, driving licence details and telephone numbers."

Was it an external - portable - hard drive, by any chance? Lessons still not learned?

BBC NEWS | UK | MoD computer hard drive missing