That reminds me of something I did when I was a bit younger. I was leaving the company that day anyway, and some dude had been bugging me for months. At some time previous I'd shoulder-surfed the IT departments "test" account, which I logged onto on an unused PC in the office. I created a simple
net send annoyingguy "message i wanted"
Or something along that vein. I can't remember exactly how I made it work, but possibly by leaving the PC on, monitor off, when I left work the last time.
The boss knew the people I went to work for so it didn't end well for me, but looking back it was incredibly funny and the couple weeks out of employment turned out to be very beneficial to my career in the long run.
I heard a couple months later from some old co-workers that it took IT about two days to figure out and in the meantime, old mateys account was unusable.
Live and learn I guess. Was still funny, and incredibly basic.
From today, anyone taking a photograph of a police officer could be deemed to have committed a criminal offence.
That is because of a new law - Section 76 of the Counter Terrorism Act - which has come into force.
It permits the arrest of anyone found "eliciting, publishing or communicating information" relating to members of the armed forces, intelligence services and police officers, which is "likely to be useful to a person committing or preparing an act of terrorism".
I have had the opposite experience. I don't have a TV. When I did it was attached solely to a games console. Every time I wrote them a letter saying I don't watch TV and wasn't going to pay a license. They send the boilerplate "A rep will come round to check" but never did.
You don't happen to live in student accomodation, "affordable accomodation", a council estate or a hostel do you? I've lived in some of those, and boy do the TV licence guys have a field day. A lot of people admit they watch TV, they incriminate themselves - so lots of bonuses I guess.
you can get access to the web stuff without a license I believe but you have to not own a television.
This isn't strictly true. My flat gets zero terrestrial TV signal, though I do own a television which is used for TV-OUT, DVDs etc. I had a TV licence man knock at my door a couple of years ago, he noticed the TV and I explained the situation. I didn't hear from them again for about a year, I just have to remind them of the circumstances. They're OK with it.
Not a fan of their guilty until proven innocent stance in general though.
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