|Some random items of news from the BBC
||[Sep. 17th, 2003|02:10 pm]
Good luck to all my friends on the North American continent. I know the storm's been downgraded but it still sounds like a whole lot of "fun".|
* US braced for Hurricane Isabel *
About 100,000 people are told to leave coastal areas and the Atlantic fleet takes as Hurricane Isabel approaches.
Even in Britain it seems that our war against terrorism has its detractors. I don't think we are heading quite as far as the USA are, but still losing some of our personal freedoms. It's a hard balance to get right and I don't envy any government trying to achieve that balance (let alone one just trying to gain as much power as possible).
* Terror laws are 'needless totalitarianism' *
Parts of planned new laws aimed at dealing with a large-scale terror attack smack of "needless totalitarianism", say the Tories.
Get those pieces of wet string thrown away - we're talking serious bandwidth requirements here. Mind you I'm only getting slow internet access for about 50% of the time right now and nothing at all for the rest, so personally I'd vote for reliability first ahead of speed.
* Net struggles with data overload *
Scientists are looking at ways of sending huge amounts of research data over a struggling internet.