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[Jul. 1st, 2005|06:50 pm]
Peter Sheil
News from theregister.co.uk

Biometrics won't deter passport fraudsters, chief admits

The head of the UK’s passport agency has confirmed that a tightening up of passport standards, including the inclusion of biometric information, will not eliminate sophisticated fraud or terrorism.

No, you don't say! Full story here.

Shuttle to fly 13 July

NASA has set the date for the Shuttle's launch, despite suggestions from an independent safety panel earlier this week that all the safety requirements have not yet been met. Discovery is now slated to take to the skies on 13 July, commanded by Eileen Collins.

Hope all goes well for them! Full story here.

Malware authors up the ante

... an unprotected Windows PC ... stands a 50 per cent chance of infection by a worm after just 12 minutes online.

Full story here.

[User Picture]From: peaceful_fox
2005-07-01 07:45 pm (UTC)
or given that it's Nasa, a version of the Infinite Implausability drive - powered by Texan fundamentalists! (I knew we'd find a use for them!)

Now that's an idea I *like*!
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[User Picture]From: becky44
2005-07-02 01:24 am (UTC)
I've got a few others ready! But they seem to start with 'Heel! Sit! Stay!' etc... This is the sort of politician we get when we don't have someone like Maggie Thatcher to potty train them!
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[User Picture]From: petersheil
2005-07-02 06:24 pm (UTC)
You mean Michael Heel-stay-sit-stein?
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