Clive, to Boris' credit (tho I really don't like giving the pompous arse any at all), he's extended the scheme well.
Well, he's managed to put it in all the places I've lived, AFTER I moved out. So expect it in Fulham/Putney etc by the end of this year, when we move back to NZ...
they are good, tho I still will not ride in London with a helmet, which kind of kills the spontaneity of it. But I value whats in my head more than almost anything else....
Back when it first came out, I even wrote an app for it :)
Throwing my 2p in, 'cos I'm still in London, and it's above 10deg here now! Tried it on the iPad, but the POST button doesn't work :(
I go with mostly what RussB has - a "plastic" tshirt, a pair of lycra, padded pants with shorts over the top (and I wear those same shorts at work - yay for being a developer), and if it's a bit colder, a light rain jacket thing which breaks the wind nicely.
I have pedals which are both normal and clipped (one on each side). I wear clips if I don't need a specific pair of shoes at work, which is most of the time.
Cycle to work is a nice, flat, fast 6k's (London, Fulham to Chiswick), so I usually dont need a shower at the end, just a cool off and re-apply the deodorant, tho I keep a towel here just incase. I work with people who would tell me (nicely) if I did stink, which is good. Hasn't happened yet.
Thinking of adding some pannier bags, tho - I sweat less if I dont have a bag on, and I have to take something, as you almost need an armed guard around your bike to stop it being nicked...
how much is geoblocked
I'm not sure - ive not tried.
Just tried it. Campbell live appears to work.
Excellent news! (you could have taken the opportunity to rename it Hardnews, for old times sake!)
Is there still a plan to podcast it? Living in London, it's a great way to keep up with what's happening in NZ... (happy to help with that if needed)
@Steve, you missed the rocket launchers on the apartment block roofs. I am NOT kidding.
About 20 mins walk from our old place in E14. Glad we dont live over there now. Just don't mention "olympic", "2012", "London", "Games" etc in ANY context in print (or billboards, or shop displays, or pub signs) or the copyright police will take you away.
OK, that one is a bit of a joke. But only in that they will fine you - a LOT - not take you away.
Sorted. Thanks for "letting" us contribute.
@Islander: man, the number of times I could’ve used that – thank you
Feel free to. (CC) :)
I can’t recommend it tho. Not at all good for the blood pressure
Thanks Stella - nice reality check. I had to stop watching twitter - esp searching for my area - as it was winding me up to much. It ended up there was nothing, and most if not all of the twitter stuff was hoaxes and RTs
I hate that they’re attacking their own back yards. Young people smashing in and stealing from and closing the shops where they themselves work, eat, shop.
I hate the consumerism of the rioters. I wish they were chanting slogans, I wish they were carrying placards, I wish there was a clear political point to what they’re doing. I wish they didn’t seem to be so clearly shopping. I do think that any riot is political, even without a clear political point, but I wish the people taking part in this one were channelling that energy into something constructive.
Yup, that bit has really got me. It's not about Mark Duggan anymore - outside of Sunday afternoon, it never was. It's about breaking stuff and stealing things. Pure and simple. It'll be interesting to see what the official reaction is, bring both Boris and Cameron are, in theory, "back". (one may be useful, even if he is a dick, the other is more likely to be a hinderance).
Broken Britain indeed. There is so little consequence for anyone doing anything anti-social here, that something fairly major is going to have to change to make it better.
this post may have been bought to you by way too little sleep and not enough coffee
I would say Bletchly Park people were a combination of both - some geniuses breaking codes and building machines, some script kiddies using the tools created to do the breaking.
Ok, I'd say there were a bit smarter than script kiddies see days, but I suspect there migt have been two tiers of people there (or more - I went there s year or so ago, it's very interesting)
they were definitely on the right side of history.
While I agree that some hackers - Charlie ___ who tends to kick arse at the p0wn2own thing comes to mind - are brilliant and know their field well, most are not. We* got anonymous'ed the other week. Amywinehouse.com and a few others got defaced, and some user data nicked.
How did they get in? User: admin. Password: admin (or the name of the designer, which was also at the bottom of the homepage. ). Stupid human error stuff. And the user info was a backup left in the web-readable folder. That's not hacking, any more than it is lock picking if i leave the key under the matt.
Humans are always the weakest link. Especially nontechnical ones.
* I'm on contract to universal music in the UK. It wasn't my team's stuff which got done, but it was the same (mega sized) company.
That’s actually a good idea. I’d still like to be able to offer a direct reward for financial contributors, but there are lots of ways of doing that
So the blogs, comments, and community aren't enough?