Monthly Archives: December 2011

Seeing the light; Home Office to trial laser deterrent device for Police riot control; Photonic Security Systems – SMU100

In the aftermath of the August riots in London, it appears the Home Office is looking at alternative measures for riot control.  As reported in the Telegraph, one of these options is a ranged weapon that uses a laser to … Continue reading

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BBC advertising and common (ad)sense; BBC advertisements for non-UK users.

Ok, this is apparently old news, alas, I only noticed this was happening today and do not remember any debate or discussion on it at the time. It seems, BBC is serving up Google Adsense advertisements on its online content … Continue reading

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Adding insult to injury; Boris’s transport cheif, Daniel Moylan, describes Ken Livingstone as “schizophrenic”.

Normally, I am fairly thick-skinned when it comes to people making comedic comments surrounding mental illness.  For example, I will occasionally make jokes about my own problems – perhaps it’s the Scottish trait of self-deprecation, or merely another copying strategy.  … Continue reading

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