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TwilightOdyssey

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« Reply #1 on: November 26, 2007, 09:06:17 PM »
That made absolutely no sense to me!!

I would imagine that explaining it would kill the comedy, so I'll refrain from asking and just say "LOL"

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« Reply #2 on: November 26, 2007, 09:11:42 PM »
big news story here TO about government data discs going missing

... and for years we have had to put up with horrid compliations of bad pop music called 'Now thats what i call music  NN)

this was my favorite so far

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/core/Matt/pMattTemplate.jhtml;jsessionid=V2H1G2NHVMVLVQFIQMGCFGGAVCBQUIV0

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« Reply #3 on: November 26, 2007, 09:59:54 PM »
Mild LoL  :)
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« Reply #4 on: November 26, 2007, 10:10:10 PM »
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big news story here TO about government data discs going missing

... and for years we have had to put up with horrid compliations of bad pop music called 'Now thats what i call music  NN)

this was my favorite so far

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/core/Matt/pMattTemplate.jhtml;jsessionid=V2H1G2NHVMVLVQFIQMGCFGGAVCBQUIV0


Yeah, I saw that. matt seems to be the best bit of the telegraph- very funny.
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TO, our oh-so-competent leaders have managed to lose the personal information of every single family claiming child benefit in Britain - about 25 million people, including their name, date of birth, address and NI number.

I can only hope that this puts the brakes on the ID cards, but labour seem so hell bent on them, escape seems unlikely.
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« Reply #5 on: November 26, 2007, 10:17:38 PM »
Yeah Ben, it is a UK thing-the Government lost 2 discs containing 25m personal records-they want to convince us that our biometric data would be safe in their hands and of course we believe them.
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« Reply #6 on: November 27, 2007, 03:49:17 AM »
I suppose someone had to do it...

Not going to start taking sides politically because I think the whole democratic system is a stupid idea, but personally I'm not massively concerned about any 'lost' data. Anyone who works anywhere will know that things are never kept where they're meant to be. A bit disconcerting to think the same applies to tax details, but imagine if you were the guy who got mailed the wrong package, chucked it his his briefcase meaning to send it back, forgot about it completely and then a week or so later turned on the news... You're not exactly gong to give someone in London a call, are you? "You're not going to believe this, but you know that nationwide scandal with those CDs? Yeah, my bad."

That, and whoever in the BBC decided to broadcast the suggestion that the discs could be used by paedophile gangs should be shot.

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« Reply #7 on: November 27, 2007, 11:06:18 AM »
That sort of thing isn't even news anymore here in Holland. The military, the justice dept. and intellegence agencies lose discs and memory sticks all the time.
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« Reply #8 on: November 27, 2007, 11:53:40 AM »
you could get most of that data if you advertised a job and asked people to fill in a standard job application

the news always seems to be slightly bent and in a competition for ratings

and instead of making a fuss they should tell us what people could actually do with such data, instead of everyone speculating

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« Reply #9 on: November 27, 2007, 12:31:07 PM »
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you could get most of that data if you advertised a job and asked people to fill in a standard job application

the news always seems to be slightly bent and in a competition for ratings

and instead of making a fuss they should tell us what people could actually do with such data, instead of everyone speculating


well with just somebodys name and previous address you can get contract phones and other mail order items.

you dont even need a date of birth

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« Reply #10 on: November 27, 2007, 12:43:13 PM »
The government seems so incompetent recently, well for quite a long time as far as my studies of politics goes.

Just to add another weird thing about peoples beliefs... Politics class of a selective grammar school, and just about everyone is left wing  :?
just a bit hypocritical don't you think?

Those pictures are mighty good though! :D

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« Reply #11 on: November 27, 2007, 02:17:55 PM »
Okay, makes much more sense now --- pretty funny!!

That is absolutely ridiculous about losing that info, however.

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« Reply #12 on: November 27, 2007, 04:01:23 PM »
Well I just posted cos I thought it was funny-didn't expect a debate but perhaps I should have eh?
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