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Septic tank regulations: take steps now

Septic tank regulations: take steps now

With an estimated one million off-mains drainage systems in England and Wales – and increasingly stringent environmental legislation – insurers are seeing a big increase in the volume of septic tank claims being submitted. The set of regulations issued in 2015 – called General Binding rules – state that you cannot allow discharged untreated water [...]

Just the tonic for support group

Just the tonic for support group

A community support group on the Wirral has received just the tonic it needed with a whole new look at its headquarters – thanks to a local company. The WEB Merseyside (Women’s Enterprise Breakthrough) organisation was in desperate need of new furniture at its headquarters in Corporation Road, Birkenhead, when one of its local sponsors [...]

FCC Votes to End Net Neutrality

FCC Votes to End Net Neutrality

The remit of the U.S. Federal Communications Commission is to “regulate interstate communications by radio, television, wire, satellite, and cable in all 50 states, the District of Columbia, and U.S. territories.” To date, it appears to have respected net neutrality, whereby we all enjoy the same right of access.

WannaCry or Change the Oil

WannaCry or Change the Oil

The wannacry hack was a gut wrenching experience for owners of 200,000 computers. The rest of us may have spilled breakfast cereal in the morning worrying about it. If only £60,000 exchanged hands as the BBC reports, then only 260 machines were sanitized at best.

HPE Unveils The Beast

HPE Unveils The Beast

If computers are electronic devices for storing and analysing data, then abacuses and addiators presumably do not comply. Thus, Charles Babbage’s analytical engine was not really a computer either, although it did contain the essential ideas.