Thought for the day

"Censorship is telling a man he can't have a steak just because a baby can't chew it." -- Mark Twain


Matt Hancock might want us to forget, but I wont. MikeRivero Mon, 12/05/2022 - 06:08
Bank of England 'causes havoc' as error costs taxpayers 200bn: 'Now we'll all pay' malterwitty Sun, 12/04/2022 - 10:22

The BoE first unleashed QE after the financial crisis to buy bonds in a bid to cut interest rates, boost shares and support the economy.

Policymakers doubled down during the pandemic, lifting total bond purchases to a staggering £895billion.

It is now starting to sell those bonds to curb inflation, a process known as quantitative tightening (QT), but the cost of its policy is becoming clear. readers have unleashed fury over their "very annoying" smart meters which are proving to be a massive headache for many customers who had hoped to get real-time information about their energy usage at a time when bills are soaring to record highs amid a crisis.

Exam board axes the word 'blacklist' from its computer science GCSE over racism fears malterwitty Sat, 12/03/2022 - 14:56

An exam board has removed the word 'blacklist' from its computer science GCSE due to concerns that the term could be considered racist.

AQA told the Times it would be removing the term from its specification for 2024 exams onwards following advice from the National Cyber Security Centre (NCSC), a branch of GCHQ dedicated to cyber security.

United Kingdom Puts Forward Plan for Central Bank Digital Currency by End of 2022 malterwitty Sat, 12/03/2022 - 11:49

The United Kingdom is expected to release a report featuring some proposed steps for a central bank digital currency (CBDC) by the end of the year.

According to Tom Parker of Reclaim the Net, the Bank of England and the UK Treasury will be issuing the report. Sir Jon Cunliffe, the Bank of England’s Deputy Governor of Financial Stability, announced the release of the report at a recent speech titled “Reflections on DeFi, digital currencies and regulation.”

UK regulator appoints former Google exec as Online Safety head after online censorship bill is reintroduced malterwitty Sat, 12/03/2022 - 11:49

Helping the state enforce its new censorship law.

The high cost of living crisis in the United Kingdom has prompted Britons in some cities to eat pet food.

British media reported on Thursday that people were “eating pet food” because they can’t afford real food anymore.

According to the report, parts of Wales were hit so hard by poverty that people were forced to stoop to the lowest levels to just feed their families.