reCAPTCHA – making the internet un-usable since 2000

So, what is it all about – CAPTCHA (an acronym for “Completely Automated Public Turing test to tell Computers and Humans Apart”) – they say “CAPTCHAs play an important role in keeping the internet spam-free and making everyone’s experience a little bit better.” Which is of course complete bullshit. Let’s face it, how many times

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There’s 88,000 more reasons we just don’t like M.P.s

Following the previous M.P.’s expenses scandals, reports of another round of “don’t they do well for themselves” is showing with payouts to M.P.s for just not being re-elected.  Now they say “we’re entitled to one month of salary for every year we’ve served, up to a maximum of six years or £33,000″.  Surely this yet another case

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Pending legislation against the lower paid in London

For over twenty-five years I’ve worked in IT.  I’ve physically worked in the UK, France, Germany, The Netherlands, Spain, Israel, Hong Kong to name just some, and remotely in many more countries.  Over the years one common factor in IT is the amount of work done out of normal hours.  After all, with IT systems

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Lies, Damn lies and Statistics

They say it’s all about the speed, when it comes to your internet connection, but your speed is of course only the potential speed you might get if you’re lucky get. In my previous post about finally getting vDSL connection I posted a couple of figures I got in the first few days of my

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Fibre or FTTC reaches New Ash Green

So, according to the BT Openreach team (yes it took two of them), I managed to be the first to get Fibre To The Cabinet Broadband connection connected up to our cabinet yesterday. So, having started with PSTN dial-up, then ISDN, then ADSL and ADSL2+ I’ve reached new heights of speed both up and down

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So it states ‘Pro’, so what do you get?

Soon, this will be running on a nice new FTTC connection…. Now, if you have read previous posts, you’ll of seen I’ve moved ISP a few times over the years.  Once last year was not of my choice, but the fact Sky purchased BE. One of the main reasons I was with BE, was I

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Sky… “So Long, and Thanks for All the Fish……”

Well after a long wait Fibre (well FTTC not FTTH) finally made it to my village.  But, it seems not yet for Sky – and Sky couldn’t give any time frame.  So, I’m finally off. As an ex-BEing I stayed on through the rough and the….errr… well…. more rough..!  After having BE taken over by

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