wi fi ban considered

Discussion in 'Broadband' started by Lenny, Jul 31, 2007.

  1. Lenny

    Lenny Guest


    The language used by the Health Protection Agency to warn about the
    unknowns of wireless internet technology is being used by a council to
    press for a temporary WiFi blackout in schools.

    Like the HPA, which is to probe into the technology next year, the committee of Haringey council urged a "precautionary approach" to WiFi, because of its potential risks to children and teachers.

    The London council's committee has recommended that no new WiFi systems be installed and that existing ones be dismantled, pending "full consultation with parents and schools," The Independent reported.

    The move is likely to be welcomed by the Professional Association of Teachers, which has called for more scrutiny on the effects of WiFi, despite BECTA's verdict that it poses "no appreciable risk to children."

    But the PAT has pointed out that the potential effects of electromagnetic radiation are being taken more seriously abroad: WiFi systems should not be installed in schools, according to Austrian and Bavarian authorities.

    The Health Protection Agency says the concern about the nascent technology is grounds for closer investigation: it is currently talking to experts and affected parties about a review.

    To this end, the BBC has reported the agency will hold a two-day meeting of experts on electrosensitivity with a "political and scientific remit" early next year.

    And recognising the fears, the Royal Commission on Environment Pollution has now added "the electromagnetic environment" to its list of issues worthy of potential study and disclosure to Parliament.

    Both industry and the public are invited to tell the Commission whether WiFi constitutes "a crucial environmental issue facing the UK and the world," which is its remit.

    Sir John Lawton, its chairman, said: "To help the Commission decide what we should investigate, we very much want to hear views about each of these topics, and whether they are appropriate."

    It is understood that the recommendation by Haringey council's committee goes to the council's cabinet for a decision on Thursday.

    Jul 25, 2007
    Lenny, Jul 31, 2007
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  2. Lenny

    Dylan35 Guest

    Your good at cutting and pasteing. I thought a new groups was for
    discussion. Have you nothing to add ? I have a 4 year old who can cut &
    paste (cut up paper & using glue paste them on to another bit of paper) I
    could give you his email address and you could get together for some cutting
    & pasteing to see who is the best ?

    Dylan35, Jul 31, 2007
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  3. Lenny

    Ivor Jones Guest

    [massive snip]

    FFS Lenny, give it a rest, will you..?!

    Ivor Jones, Jul 31, 2007
  4. Lenny

    Hog Guest

    Haringey council!
    They need irradiating from space anyway. Window licking mongs.
    Hog, Jul 31, 2007
  5. Lenny

    Linker3000 Guest


    Some background please: Why do you constantly post these articles here -
    what is your agenda - ie:

    Have you experienced medical problems associated with wireless?

    Are you an appointed spokesperson for a pressure group?

    Do you think the topic is not accessible enough nor promoted by news
    agencies enough already?

    Trouble is that although your motivation may be admirable, the constant
    cutting and pasting of general news articles is just not getting any
    specific message across, makes you come across as a fanatic and devalues
    any point you feel you are making.
    Linker3000, Jul 31, 2007
  6. Lenny

    SteveH Guest

    *shakes head*

    Before posting a rant like that, you may want to sort your spelling and
    grammar skills.
    SteveH, Jul 31, 2007
  7. Lenny

    /Tx2 Guest

    On Tue, 31 Jul 2007 20:51:01 +0100 Linker3000
    from the village of
    felt we might be interested in the following...

    ....and you think that'll get through to that nutcase??

    Killfile him, i did, ages ago. Just pissed off that people keep quoting
    him (i note you didn't, thanks!)
    /Tx2, Jul 31, 2007
  8. Lenny

    /Tx2 Guest

    On Tue, 31 Jul 2007 21:29:03 +0100 SteveH
    from the village of
    felt we might be interested in the following...

    Low hit, disqualified...
    /Tx2, Jul 31, 2007
  9. Lenny

    Dylan35 Guest

    We have had this discussion before. Not every one is A+ in A level English.
    I know I am not and I am not going to lose any sleep over it thanks

    (all turn up your wifi and point your mobile at lenny)
    Dylan35, Aug 1, 2007
  10. Lenny

    Grumps Guest

    Skitt's law rules!
    Grumps, Aug 1, 2007
  11. Lenny

    Retired Guest

    I think its a good idea, but not for Lenny's reasons.
    Without computers, the schools might go back to basics and start teaching
    the pupils (sorry students) something useful!

    Retired, Aug 1, 2007
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    Pete Guest

    Like algebra and trigonometry, the use of log tables.
    Hell, we could even go the whole hog and teach them the forgotten art of
    the slide rule!

    Pete , Aug 1, 2007
  13. Lenny

    dylan35 Guest

    Usefull ! Would that include spelling and grammer ? put me down for that

    dylan35, Aug 1, 2007
  14. No space after the "!" or "?".
    IIRC both end the sentence so you start with a capital afterwards.
    Turn on the spiel checker.
    No acronyms. ;-)

    Now you will be at least GCSE A grade from what I have seen.
    [email protected], Aug 1, 2007
  15. Lenny

    alexd Guest

    It's an inescapable law of Usenet that any post attempting to correct
    spelling, punctuation or grammar will be riddled with errors of the same.
    alexd, Aug 1, 2007
  16. Lenny

    Jack O'Byte Guest

    Or "grammar" even
    Jack O'Byte, Aug 1, 2007
  17. You might also want to get OE6 set up so that it auto snips sigs?
    Andrew Sayers, Aug 1, 2007
  18. I thought that "Skitt's* Law" stated that when replying and complaining about
    spelling/grammar, the poster always made another error.

    The poster you replied to doesn't seem to have broken this law - the sentence to me
    seems to be perfectly okay.

    Ironically I once (years back) got annoyed enough to reply to a particularly
    illiterate poster and criticise the grammar/spelling etc and by pure luck (plus I'm
    reasonably well educated) I didn't make a mistake - much to the amused 'annoyance' of
    another poster in the thread. ;-)

    * Is it "Skitt's" law?? Could be, but I thought it was attributed to someone else?
    Andrew Sayers, Aug 1, 2007
  19. Lenny

    Grumps Guest

    Perhaps, I'm not an expert. My definition of 'sort' is to put items into
    categories. In the context of this post, the phrase 'sort out' would've been
    more appropriate.
    It appears to be regarded as Skitt's law, although several other references
    pre-date Skitt's first comment.
    Grumps, Aug 2, 2007
  20. Ah, I see you're correct - the "sort" is used in the dialect sense, and should
    actually be "sort out" I suppose.

    Skitt's Law seems to hold true. :)
    Andrew Sayers, Aug 2, 2007
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