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2004-11-09 – HO Consultation on Firearms – My Response

My response to the recent Home Office Consultation on Firearms is here. Comments below.

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2004-11-09 – Biometric Identity cards consultation response

Better late than never: —–Original Message—– From: Nigel Tolley [mailto:nigel@rubbertreeplant.co.uk] Sent: 06 May 2004 11:24 To: identitycards@homeoffice.gsi.gov.uk; john.leyden@theregister.co.uk Subject: consultation response Hello. I do not support the national identity card scheming at all. There are various reasons for this, but the most important one, which few people seem to have mentioned, is this. You cannot […]

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2004-09-11 – Well, my relationship with BAe gets even worse!

Having resigned in a fairly spectacular manner, with a 7 page email detailing just exactly why I was pissed off with BAE SYSTEMS, I have now been visited by the police… Talk about petty! If the company cannot take the fact that I wrote a long email detailing a lot of what is wrong with […]

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2004-08-12 – A manual for murder? “Manhunt” press claims are wrong!

Manhunt game, blamed so readily for providing the MO in the recent murder of a 14y.o. by a 17y.o., actually belonged to the 14 year old victim! Perhaps tellingly, the parents of the dead boy blamed this game – which they presumably had seen their own son playing, which is how they knew of it […]

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2004-07-21 – The innovative leader

http://www.winstonbrill.com/index.html has hundreds of stories and articles about the stimulation and development of creativity. It is well worth a look.

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2004-07-09 – Another idea of mine gets “invented”…

I found this reported in New Scientist. (A weblink to a similar article that doesn’t require registration.) I came up with this design, complete with a vehicle design, and a use. I pitched it to a large arms company, but it got a very cold response. Oh well… None so blind as those who will […]

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2004-07-07 – Comments now work – leave a comment!

You heard the man, pop a comment down. We could have a quick vote/poll: Do you think that banning toy guns is the way to stop people being shot to death on the streets of the UK?

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2004-05-04 – Dodgy patent firms

I had an email today asking about a company that was offering to develop a chap’s invention, all for the tiny sum of £12,900! A little digging found that the company, Patent Trademark Institute of America, has been cited by the US Federal Trade Commission. My response was a definate “No!” to him. http://www.workingmodel.co.uk/caution.html is […]

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2004-04-19 – A link to live journal?

Should I put a link in here to my live journal, so that it cunningly pulls the comment and shows it as if it was here? I don’t update either with massive regularity any more, which is a shame, but some linking system would reduce the work for me. I think it would be rather […]

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2004-03-31 – FSB in bizarre move

The Federation of Small Businesses seems to have made a rather strange choice in it’s latest UK mailshot. Rather than supporting the open source movement, or any one of hundreds of smaller IT companies, they have jumped into bed with Microsoft! Who else has done as much to promote a monopoly, or to quash small […]

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