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Comment The attitudes on both sides are unhelpful (Score 1) 1051

Looking at the increasing rate of disorders and other health problems affecting younger and younger children, there is some sort of problem with early life medical policy, but the "You're stupid!", "You're a liar!" screaming match between both sides of this debate is drowning out any civilised dialogue about the problem.

Comment Pushing the problem onto someone else (Score 1) 395

So Diesel cars in France are basically unsellable and anyone who has one can look forward to fuel costs rising ahead of petrol for the rest of the time they have it. All that's going to happen is that Diesel cars that would have gone to or stayed in France will flood the rest of the EU.

Comment I use my Pebble every day, and not just as a watch (Score 3) 471

I can control the Philips Hue lights and Belkin Wemo switches in the house. The core of this is the Android app Tasker. I also use it for sleep tracking with the app Sleep As Android. I use it to control my music while I'm driving with Music Boss and I have the barcodes for three loyalty cards I frequently use (FlyBuys, Woolworths & Hoyts) in Wear Your Barcode.

Comment This needs some perspective. (Score 1) 465

TWENTY-SEVEN months for 27 offences — that was the prison sentence handed to Perth pervert Stuart Arthur Clarke yesterday morning.

It’s a sentence that has upset one of his repeat victims.

Clarke, 52, was caught in January following two years of reports to police of a man appearing at homes at night and committing an obscene act in full view of female occupants in Maylands and West Perth.

For each of seven indecent act charges and one obscene act charge, Clarke was sentenced to four months imprisonment.

There were an additional eight obscene acts and one indecent act which each received a punishment of five months prison.

Clarke was also sentenced to 14 months prison for two trespassing charges, 18 months for two stalking charges, and 12 months for a 1997 burglary.

However, all of those sentences are to be served alongside a head sentence of 24 months for two burglaries and three months for an assault on a man who confronted Clarke during a flashing incident.

With parole, Clarke could be out in 15 months.

-- Victim of serial sex pest Stuart Arthur Clarke shocked by his prison sentence

Comment Standard flaw (Score 1) 278

Requiring untrained people to enter data into your electronic forms and subsequently into your database is inherently flawed. Do you deploy a complicated new internal system and expect your staff to use it flawlessly without any training? No. Then why do you expect the untrained masses to cope with your forms and procedures?
Take a structured narrative, say a CV with a cover letter from the person that isn't trained in your procedures and get someone who is to put it into your database.

In space, no one can hear you fart.