Kids ‘should set tests’ – Education – News – Manchester Evening News

Not only that, they should mark each others’ tests as well. No, seriously. This is what the UK National Curriculum advice is for this year. First the UK has managed to scare the people into doing whatever it wants in the name of security, then it created a nanny state, and now it’s dumbing the Read more about Kids ‘should set tests’ – Education – News – Manchester Evening News[…]

Another smoking consulate

Now in the UK, Southampton, the Wellington Arms has allready become a consulate for the Island of Redonda. It’s now trying to become an embassy, in order to escape VAT and most importantly, the bans on smoking that will be in effect from 1/7 in England. Smokers will continue the fight!

AMD to hardcode DRM

The AMD rep spelled it out in words that would have been undiplomatic coming from me: He said that the new chips will “block unauthorized access to the frame buffer.” In short, that means an unauthorized party can’t save the contents of the display to a file on disk unless the content owner approves it.

Now the cameras talk too

Because being able to watch your citizens in an Orwellian way isn’t enough, Britain’s latest addition to the surveillance society is to make it interactive. Unknown people with their voices modified to sound freakily like schoolchildren will be able to shout directives at you from the camera’s all over the country now.

Tin Foil Hats enhance death rays!

Four intrepid MIT scientists have taken an empirical look at the effectiveness of tin foil hats at stopping dangerous radio signals from penentrating the brain. Using three different models of tin foil hats, they used a network analyser to determine that these hats in fact greatly amplify certain frequencies into your brain. Coincidentally the frequencies Read more about Tin Foil Hats enhance death rays![…]

Auschweiss, bitte? Nein!

Nope, papers aren’t good enough – UK police have a device to fingerprint you on the streets. Of course, it’s not compulsory to allow yourself to be fingerprinted… yet. Of course, if you show suspicious behaviour (such as not allowing yourself to be fingerprinted voluntarily?), then the police can force you.