Cardiff Council Welshes on Welsh Culture
September 3, 2008 3:01 PM
by Computerworld UK Archive
An action group says it is "aghast" at plans to sell some of Wales' oldest and rarest books.
Cardiff Council could eventually sell up to 18,000 items dating from the 15th Century at auction to raise money for improvements in library services.
Why don't they just ban culture and be done with it?
Posted by Glyn Moody at 8:52 AM
US Discovers It's Part of the World
The pollution from Asia will only make it increasingly difficult for the U.S. to meet stricter and stricter air quality standards, said Lyatt Jaegle, a professor of atmospheric sciences at the University of Washington in Seattle .
"It is only expected to get worse," Jaegle said of the Asian air pollution reaching the U.S. She added that scientists have discovered the problem isn't unique to the Pacific Rim . "Air pollution is not a local or regional problem, it is a global problem."
Posted by Glyn Moody at 8:08 AM
ContactPoint: What is it Good For?
Anderson disagrees: "If you allow large numbers of people access to sensitive data it's never going to be secure. You can't protect it. ContactPoint should simply never have been built."
This is Prof Ross Anderson, and he knows whereof he speaketh.
Posted by Glyn Moody at 7:28 AM
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