• Welcome to TechPowerUp Forums, Guest! Please check out our forum guidelines for info related to our community.

United Kingdom Loses Digital Records of 25 Million Citizens

Joined
Jan 29, 2006
Messages
9,066 (2.07/day)
Likes
287
Location
My house.
Processor AMD Athlon 64 X2 4800+ Brisbane @ 2.8GHz (224x12.5, 1.425V)
Motherboard Gigabyte sumthin-or-another, it's got an nForce 430
Cooling Dual 120mm case fans front/rear, Arctic Cooling Freezer 64 Pro, Zalman VF-900 on GPU
Memory 2GB G.Skill DDR2 800
Video Card(s) Sapphire X850XT @ 580/600
Storage WD 160 GB SATA hard drive.
Display(s) Hanns G 19" widescreen, 5ms response time, 1440x900
Case Thermaltake Soprano (black with side window).
Audio Device(s) Soundblaster Live! 24 bit (paired with X-530 speakers).
Power Supply ThermalTake 430W TR2
Software XP Home SP2, can't wait for Vista SP1.
#1
In what's very likely to be the worst technology blunder of the century, the United Kingdom appears to have misplaced the records of 25 million citizens. It all started when Her Majesty's Revenue & Customs (HMRC) decided to send two disks containing the birth records, bank accounts, insurance numbers, and all manner of other important personal information of 25 million citizens to the National Audit Office (NAO). The majority of the 25 million citizens whose information was on the two disks were recipients of Child Benefits. HMRC shipped the information out via post on October 8th, and on November 8th the NAO discovered that they did not have the two disks. While the British government spends their time pointing fingers at each other to properly determine who is at fault (you can read a more descriptive version of the drama via the source link), an American convict-turned-FBI Fraud Investigator is working hard on the case, and suspects foul play.

If you live in the United Kingdom and feel that you may have been affected by this fraud, the government has set up a hotline for you to call. The number is 0845 302 1444.

Source: DailyTech
 
Joined
Jul 30, 2007
Messages
6,560 (1.71/day)
Likes
835
System Name Vintage
Processor i7 - 3770K @ Stock
Cooling Scythe Zipang II
Memory 2x4GB Crucial DDR3
Video Card(s) MSI GTX970
Storage M4 124GB SSD// WD Black 640GB// WD Black 1TB//Samsung F3 1.5TB
Display(s) Samsung SM223BW 21.6"
Case Generic
Power Supply Corsair HX 520W
Software Windows 7
#2
yea its all over the news here, big cock up hope they find them and everything turns out ok.
 

panchoman

Sold my stars!
Joined
Jul 16, 2007
Messages
9,595 (2.50/day)
Likes
1,148
Processor Amd Athlon X2 4600+ Windsor(90nm) EE(65W) @2.9-3.0 @1.45
Motherboard Biostar Tforce [Nvidia] 550
Cooling Thermaltake Blue Orb-- bunch of other fans here and there....
Memory 2 gigs (2x1gb) of patriot ddr2 800 @ 4-4-4-12-2t
Video Card(s) Sapphire X1950pro Pci-E x16 @stock@stock on stock
Storage Seagate 7200.11 250gb Drive, WD raptors (30/40) in Raid 0
Display(s) ANCIENT 15" sony lcd, bought it when it was like 500 bucks
Case Apevia X-plorer blue/black
Audio Device(s) Onboard- Why get an sound card when you can hum??
Power Supply Antec NeoHe 550-manufactured by seasonic -replacement to the discontinued smart power series
Software Windows XP pro SP2 -- vista is still crap
#3
they shipped all that data via post?!?!?!?!?! idiots.....
 

jaxxxon

New Member
Joined
Jan 7, 2007
Messages
174 (0.04/day)
Likes
11
Location
Wales
Processor Intel Core 2 quad 6600 @ 2.7 Ghz
Motherboard Asrock 4core1600-D800
Cooling Air
Memory 4GB 6400 800
Video Card(s) Ati 4850 GPU 700Mhz Mem 1050Mhz
Storage 1 X 750 GB, 1 X 500 GB, 1 X 250GB
Display(s) 19" Viewsonic 2ms
Case XBLADE
Audio Device(s) Onboard 5.1
Power Supply 700W Antec
Software Windows Vista Ultimate
Benchmark Scores 3dMark2006 12816
#4
I'm on that list too, but with my credit rating I'd like to see what they could get out of me lol
 
Joined
Dec 15, 2006
Messages
1,152 (0.28/day)
Likes
303
Location
Oshkosh, WI
System Name ChoreBoy
Processor FX-9590
Motherboard Gigabyte GA-990FX-Gaming
Cooling Silverstone HE01
Memory 4x4GB Dominator Platinum 2400Mhz
Video Card(s) Asus 780 Poseidon (only on air)
Storage 250GB Samsung 850 EVO and the trusty old 250GB Barracuda
Display(s) 32" 1080p TV and 22" Dell 1680x1050....
Case Raidmax Monster II SE
Audio Device(s) On-Board
Power Supply 1000w Corsair
Software Win 10 Pro
Benchmark Scores A million on everything....
#5
Shouldn't they have made a back up before sending out 25 million people's records to their demise? Yeah, thats foul play. Heaven forbid any kids get money for the holidays. I'm assuming "post" is UK for "mail" couldn't they just wire the records, seeing as they are digital? It would have taken all of 2 hours, instead of a month.

Wow, more like "hey take these 25 million records, put them on a disk, and throw them in the ocean... we don't want to fork out a billion dollars to feed them right now, we'll wait till the records get sorted out in FIVE years."

Unbelievable. The records had to come from somewhere, it's hard to believe they deleted all the information after they put it on disk. Sounds like they are trying to take advantage of peoples ignorance of technology.

Theres absolutely NO way that there isn't any foul play, thats obvious.

Well, there should be a backup right? They didn't just LOSE it all together? The copies just got stolen?
 
Last edited:
Joined
Jul 30, 2007
Messages
6,560 (1.71/day)
Likes
835
System Name Vintage
Processor i7 - 3770K @ Stock
Cooling Scythe Zipang II
Memory 2x4GB Crucial DDR3
Video Card(s) MSI GTX970
Storage M4 124GB SSD// WD Black 640GB// WD Black 1TB//Samsung F3 1.5TB
Display(s) Samsung SM223BW 21.6"
Case Generic
Power Supply Corsair HX 520W
Software Windows 7
#6
i dont believe they have lost them and we have had a postal strike - not sure if theyve cleared it all up but could just simply be misplaced. if they did just send them then even an idiot can stick a password on it. im betting the media has made it worse than it actually is. the UK media is well known to shall we say, make stuff up to make it better news.
 

0V3CHKiN

New Member
Joined
Jan 15, 2007
Messages
75 (0.02/day)
Likes
2
Processor AMD Athlon X2 4400+
Motherboard ASUS A8N-E
Cooling AMD Stock Heatsink
Memory OCZ Platinum 2x 1GB DDR400
Video Card(s) HIS X1900XT 512MB w/ Zalman VF-900
Storage 2x WD 400GB RAID 0 + 1x WD 500GB
Display(s) Samsung 17"
Case Lian-Li PC-G50
Audio Device(s) Creative X-Fi Music
Power Supply Enermax Liberty 500w
Software Microsoft Windows XP Pro w/ SP2
#7
Disappointing to hear about this. Both organizations should stop worrying about who's at fault and make a joint effort to recover the data.

Was it reported how these CDs were sent?
 
Joined
Nov 12, 2006
Messages
2,996 (0.73/day)
Likes
232
Location
London - Close your eyes and you'll see me
System Name COLOSSUS-MK4
Processor E8400 @4.4 GHz - FSB @550 MHZ
Motherboard Asus P5K Premium (Black Pearl)
Cooling Xigmatek HDT-S1283
Memory 2x1GB Geil BlckDrgn 800 @1158 5-5-5-18
Video Card(s) 8800GT 512MB @740/1782/2080
Storage Hitachi T7K250 250GB & 7200.10 Seagate 250GB
Display(s) Gateway FPD1975W 19" Widescreen
Case Antec 1200
Audio Device(s) Xi-FI Xtreme Audio
Power Supply CoolerMaster IGreen 500W
Software XP Home SP3
Benchmark Scores SuperPi: 10.563 Sciencemark: 2563.14
#8
THIS WAS NOT SENT VIA THE POST OFFICE AS MANY THINK, BUT ACTUALLY BY A POST OFFICE RIVAL, TNT
We all hate Royal Mail but this was not their fault.
 
Joined
Aug 30, 2004
Messages
5,358 (1.10/day)
Likes
106
Location
Seattle
Processor X2 3800+ @ 2.3 GHz
Motherboard DFI Lanparty SLI-DR
Cooling Zalman CNPS 9500 LED
Memory 2x1 Gb OCZ Plat. @ 3-3-2-8-1t 460 MHz
Video Card(s) HIS IceQ 4670 512Mb
Storage 640Gb & 160Gb western digital sata drives
Display(s) Hanns G 19" widescreen LCD w/ DVI 5ms
Case Thermaltake Soprano
Audio Device(s) Audigy 2 softmod@Audigy 4, Logitech X-530 5:1
Power Supply Coolermaster eXtreme Power Plus 500w
Software XP Pro
#9
This is what happens when you give the government free reign over their citizen's information.



The UK is screwed :roll:
 

ghost101

New Member
Joined
Jun 3, 2006
Messages
1,328 (0.31/day)
Likes
164
Location
London
#10
This is what happens when you give the government free reign over their citizen's information.



The UK is screwed :roll:
Haha, i think thats more an effort to stop people feeling insecure on a bus. At night, the number of muggings on buses is ridiculous. The second one is about a neighbourhood watch, which is completely normal for residential areas.

They are rather ominous posters though.
 

Fuse-Wire

New Member
Joined
May 30, 2007
Messages
855 (0.22/day)
Likes
39
Location
Scotland, Far away from normality as possible
System Name The Box
Processor DualCore AMD Athlon 64 X2 2300MHz (11.5x200) 4400+
Motherboard AsRock N 68-S
Cooling Basic 90mm fans
Memory OCZ XTC Platinum 2GB DDR-2 800 SDRAM
Video Card(s) ATI Saphire x1650 Pro Series
Storage Maxtor 6L300R0 (300GB) Maxtors S (250GB)
Display(s) 19" LCD CTX
Case EYE-T
Audio Device(s) Realtek ALC650 @ Intel 82801DB ICH4 - AC'97 Audio Controller [B-0]
Power Supply 600W colors-IT super quiet
Software Microsoft 7 Ultimate
#11
aww man we are screwed, this goverment is killing us and in quick fashion
 

Davidelmo

New Member
Joined
Oct 30, 2007
Messages
330 (0.09/day)
Likes
21
Processor Intel i7 920 @4.20Ghz
Motherboard Gigabyte EX58 UD5
Cooling Titan Fenrir
Memory 6Gb Patriot 1600Mhz
Video Card(s) ATI HD4870 1Gb
Storage 2x250Gb Seagate Barracuda (RAID 0) plus 2B storage
Display(s) Samsung 22 inch Widescreen
Case Coolermaster HAF 932
Audio Device(s) Auzen Prelude 7.1
Power Supply PCP&P 750W Silencer
Software Win7 beta
#12
I don't think they LOST them, as in lost their only copies. I think some of you are interpreting this incorrectly.

However, they did send the details of 25m people out on 2 disks and don't know where they are. If they fell into the hands of identity thieves etc, it could get interesting. I just hope that the disks were encrypted etc

And I agree - giving the government too much power is stupid. If they are incompetent at looking after some records, I would dread to think how badly they will run ID cards with biometric info etc. If they bring that in, I'm leaving the country. I don't really want to be on a national database forever for no reason or tracked by an RFID chip.
 
Joined
Nov 16, 2006
Messages
2,717 (0.67/day)
Likes
445
Location
Blighty
System Name Skylake / Sandybridge
Processor i7 6700k@4.8 / i5 2500k@4.6
Motherboard Asus Maximus VIII Ranger / Asrock z68 Extreme4 g3
Cooling EK Supremacy MX, CoolGate 240,EK D5pwm Revo Res/ EK Supreme, swiftech 240 rad, D5 non vario
Memory 16gb G.Skill Trident Z 16gb cl16 / 16gb Corsair Vengeance Pro 2400@2133cl9
Video Card(s) Asus Strix 1070 / Powercolor R9 390 PCS+
Storage Samsung SM961 256gb,BX100 250gb ,kc400 512gb/ 120gb Corsair Force GT, HyperX Savage 240gb,
Display(s) Panasonic 50dx700 tv + Dell u2515 / Dell u2312
Case TTake Suppressor F51/F31
Power Supply EVGA 1000 P2 / EVGA 650 G2
Mouse G900 / G700s
Keyboard Roccat Suora FX Brown / Microsoft Sidewinder X4
Software Win 10 / Win 10
#13
you like that picture dont you wazzle?

now i see why people keep complaining about you trollbaiting
 
Joined
Aug 30, 2004
Messages
5,358 (1.10/day)
Likes
106
Location
Seattle
Processor X2 3800+ @ 2.3 GHz
Motherboard DFI Lanparty SLI-DR
Cooling Zalman CNPS 9500 LED
Memory 2x1 Gb OCZ Plat. @ 3-3-2-8-1t 460 MHz
Video Card(s) HIS IceQ 4670 512Mb
Storage 640Gb & 160Gb western digital sata drives
Display(s) Hanns G 19" widescreen LCD w/ DVI 5ms
Case Thermaltake Soprano
Audio Device(s) Audigy 2 softmod@Audigy 4, Logitech X-530 5:1
Power Supply Coolermaster eXtreme Power Plus 500w
Software XP Pro
#14
You know schools in the UK are fingerprinting kids without parent's consent? They claim its to make the library easier to use. WTF? What happened to good old library cards?

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/pages/live/articles/news/news.html?in_article_id=447420&in_page_id=1770

And yes grings, I like that picture. I think it sums up everything going on in the UK in one subtle frame. Trollbaiting? I think you're just afraid of the truth.

Every time I hear about a new big-brother tactic in the UK I shake my head. It saddens me, if only because I know such measures are only years delayed here in the US.
 
Joined
Oct 7, 2007
Messages
15,007 (3.99/day)
Likes
2,940
Location
In a library somewhere on this earth
System Name Haru
Processor i7 3770k @ 4.5ghz
Motherboard Biostar Tz77xme4
Cooling Koolance C370si loop
Memory 8gb G. Skill Trident X 2400mhz at 10-11-11-28
Video Card(s) XFX Double D 7950 / Zotac 620 for physx
Storage Samsung 830 128gb (os)Muskin Chronos 120gb, Pyro 120gb
Display(s) Viewsonic VX2450WM-LED 24" & Hanns G 28"
Case Cooler Master Cosmos II
Audio Device(s) Auzentech X-fi Forte 7.1 Opamp modded
Power Supply Silverstone Strider Plus 1000w pp05 cables
Software Win7 Pro64
Benchmark Scores i5 750 4.62ghz pi runs // Evga FTW p55
#15
You know schools in the UK are fingerprinting kids without parent's consent? They claim its to make the library easier to use. WTF? What happened to good old library cards?

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/pages/live/articles/news/news.html?in_article_id=447420&in_page_id=1770

And yes grings, I like that picture. I think it sums up everything going on in the UK in one subtle frame. Trollbaiting? I think you're just afraid of the truth.

Every time I hear about a new big-brother tactic in the UK I shake my head. It saddens me, if only because I know such measures are only years delayed here in the US.
You are totally right. They all ready made a show called "big brother". Its just a matter of time when they do put a camera on every corner and try to get one on every building for their purpose.
It bites to hear about what happened to the UK citizens. What happened to the good old days when you had high ranked people carry around a handcuffed brief case with the ability to shot on site? :shadedshu
 

InnocentCriminal

Resident Grammar Amender
Joined
Feb 21, 2005
Messages
6,477 (1.37/day)
Likes
844
System Name BeeR 6
Processor Intel Core i7 3770K*
Motherboard ASUS Maximus V Gene (1155/Z77)
Cooling Corsair H100i
Memory 16GB Samsung Green 1600MHz DDR3**
Video Card(s) 4GB MSI Gaming X RX480
Storage 256GB Samsung 840 Pro SSD
Display(s) 27" Samsung C27F591FDU
Case Fractal Design Arc Mini
Power Supply Corsair HX750W
Software 64bit Microsoft Windows 10 Pro
Benchmark Scores *@ 4.6GHz **@ 2133MHz
#16
Don't forget we're the cockends that put these people in power... or are we? o_O

Governments should be scared of their people, not people scared of their Governments. I expect the Britons amongst us know that they didn't report the loss of these records to the police until 5 days after they lost them.

Makes y'think...
 

Fuse-Wire

New Member
Joined
May 30, 2007
Messages
855 (0.22/day)
Likes
39
Location
Scotland, Far away from normality as possible
System Name The Box
Processor DualCore AMD Athlon 64 X2 2300MHz (11.5x200) 4400+
Motherboard AsRock N 68-S
Cooling Basic 90mm fans
Memory OCZ XTC Platinum 2GB DDR-2 800 SDRAM
Video Card(s) ATI Saphire x1650 Pro Series
Storage Maxtor 6L300R0 (300GB) Maxtors S (250GB)
Display(s) 19" LCD CTX
Case EYE-T
Audio Device(s) Realtek ALC650 @ Intel 82801DB ICH4 - AC'97 Audio Controller [B-0]
Power Supply 600W colors-IT super quiet
Software Microsoft 7 Ultimate
#17
gotta feel sorry for the 7.5 million families caught up in this, most of them depend on thier benefits and details being held secure. Looks like Gordon Brown cant handle it as PM, in a time like this im not ashamed to say "where is blair?"
 
Joined
May 10, 2007
Messages
1,396 (0.36/day)
Likes
124
Location
London, England
#18
Big Brother has a tight grip on our balls.
It's only a matter of time until we all start being fed Soylent Green, and the food is just for the rich.
It's a bit of a police-state atm (and what a state, police don't hit you or anything, but nearly everything's illegal... I mean, c'mon, cannabis illegal? pfft, idjiots! Legalise it!), and what's worse, is that we, the public, pay the government, we employ the government, yet they tell us what to do.
I gotta say, if that's not a call for revolution, I don't know what is.

gotta feel sorry for the 7.5 million families caught up in this, most of them depend on thier benefits and details being held secure. Looks like Gordon Brown cant handle it as PM, in a time like this im not ashamed to say "where is blair?"
We bitch, and we moan all year round, about how Blair is terrible, but I gotta say, Brown is terrible, with Blair being brilliant in comparison. At the very least, he was decisive, and wasn't so damned nervous all the time.
 

Fuse-Wire

New Member
Joined
May 30, 2007
Messages
855 (0.22/day)
Likes
39
Location
Scotland, Far away from normality as possible
System Name The Box
Processor DualCore AMD Athlon 64 X2 2300MHz (11.5x200) 4400+
Motherboard AsRock N 68-S
Cooling Basic 90mm fans
Memory OCZ XTC Platinum 2GB DDR-2 800 SDRAM
Video Card(s) ATI Saphire x1650 Pro Series
Storage Maxtor 6L300R0 (300GB) Maxtors S (250GB)
Display(s) 19" LCD CTX
Case EYE-T
Audio Device(s) Realtek ALC650 @ Intel 82801DB ICH4 - AC'97 Audio Controller [B-0]
Power Supply 600W colors-IT super quiet
Software Microsoft 7 Ultimate
#19
Big Brother has a tight grip on our balls.
It's only a matter of time until we all start being fed Soylent Green, and the food is just for the rich.
It's a bit of a police-state atm (and what a state, police don't hit you or anything, but nearly everything's illegal... I mean, c'mon, cannabis illegal? pfft, idjiots! Legalise it!), and what's worse, is that we, the public, pay the government, we employ the government, yet they tell us what to do.
I gotta say, if that's not a call for revolution, I don't know what is.
HERE YEE!!!! CALL FOR A REVOLUTION :rockout:
 
Joined
Oct 7, 2007
Messages
15,007 (3.99/day)
Likes
2,940
Location
In a library somewhere on this earth
System Name Haru
Processor i7 3770k @ 4.5ghz
Motherboard Biostar Tz77xme4
Cooling Koolance C370si loop
Memory 8gb G. Skill Trident X 2400mhz at 10-11-11-28
Video Card(s) XFX Double D 7950 / Zotac 620 for physx
Storage Samsung 830 128gb (os)Muskin Chronos 120gb, Pyro 120gb
Display(s) Viewsonic VX2450WM-LED 24" & Hanns G 28"
Case Cooler Master Cosmos II
Audio Device(s) Auzentech X-fi Forte 7.1 Opamp modded
Power Supply Silverstone Strider Plus 1000w pp05 cables
Software Win7 Pro64
Benchmark Scores i5 750 4.62ghz pi runs // Evga FTW p55
#20
I got to say... I can hate all I want on how us, Americans, are done day in and day out... But, you then look at what others are put through because of where they live and you think and thank what you have... 5 days it took for them to take action... I hope they can get everything right and soon!
 

InnocentCriminal

Resident Grammar Amender
Joined
Feb 21, 2005
Messages
6,477 (1.37/day)
Likes
844
System Name BeeR 6
Processor Intel Core i7 3770K*
Motherboard ASUS Maximus V Gene (1155/Z77)
Cooling Corsair H100i
Memory 16GB Samsung Green 1600MHz DDR3**
Video Card(s) 4GB MSI Gaming X RX480
Storage 256GB Samsung 840 Pro SSD
Display(s) 27" Samsung C27F591FDU
Case Fractal Design Arc Mini
Power Supply Corsair HX750W
Software 64bit Microsoft Windows 10 Pro
Benchmark Scores *@ 4.6GHz **@ 2133MHz
#21
Like I said, people are scared and would rather be sheep than actually make a stand and make socialism our future. Nobody gives a shit and if they do, they're aren't enough of us to make any real noise about it. No offence Ripper3 but I honestly believe their are far bigger problems than the legalisation of Marijuana.

Still, I'm thankful I don't live in a under-developed country or one that suffers extreme conflict, but that doesn't mean we can't do anything about our own state of affairs, it's just most efforts are either wasted don't have the power that they should.

If people in our country don't think our politicians are corrupt let alone our Government, then their stupid!
 
Joined
May 10, 2007
Messages
1,396 (0.36/day)
Likes
124
Location
London, England
#22
I really hope they don't. This would definately mean a vote for some different party to be in charge this time around. I'm not into politics much, but as long as those environmentalist nut-jobs (fine, we should use less gas and electricity, but I don't want them in power, they'd jsut end up banning everything, the pricks), and the racist pigs aren't in power, I can take a bit of lee-way on who's in control.
Also, wouldn't mind if Ken Livingstone was replaced as Mayor of London by a dog. The dog would probably be better at the job, and would always agree that the plans for congestion charging are "rough" at best.

Well like I said, people are scared and would rather be sheep than actually make a stand and make socialism our future. Nobody gives a shit and if they do, they're aren't enough of us to make any real noise about it. No offence Ripper3 but I honestly believe their are far bigger problems than the legalisation of Marijuana.

Still, I'm thankful I don't live in a under-developed country or one that suffers extreme conflict, but that doesn't mean we can't do anything about our own state of affairs, it's just most efforts are either wasted don't have the power that they should.
I agree, there are huge isssues to deal with, the legalisation was a joke. This country, and many others, are in way over their heads.
People are too scared, and then the majorty of the voters will likely be anyone that's impressed by big words, and gimmicks, over people with cold hard real life facts.
 

Weer

New Member
Joined
Aug 15, 2007
Messages
1,417 (0.37/day)
Likes
93
Location
New York / Israel
System Name //////////////////////////////////////Crunching/Folding Builds\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\
Processor Q8400@ 4.0Ghz | Q6600 @ 3.6Ghz | E7300 @ 3.8Ghz | E5300 @ 4.3Ghz | E5300 @ 3.9Ghz | E2180 @ 2.0Ghz |
Motherboard ASUS P5Q-E | Asus P5Q Pro | Gigabyte EG45-DS2H | Gigabyte EP35-DS3H | Gigabyte NV73 | E-Sonic P35-G
Cooling TRUE [Lapped] | TRUE | Thermalright SI-128 | Stock | Stock | Stock
Memory G.Skill 8192MB @ 1066Mhz | G.Skill 4096MB | OCZ 2048MB | G.Skill 2048MB | PNY 2048MB | OCZ 1024MB
Video Card(s) GTX 280 + 8800 GTS 512 | 9800 GX2 + 8800 GTS 512 | 6600 GT | 8800 GS | 9600 GSO 512
Storage G.Skill 64GB SSD (OS) | Segate 750GB [Downloads] | 5TB JBOD [Movies] | 3TB JBOD [Else] | 1.5TB [Ex]
Display(s) QUAD Monitors: Dell 2007FP [20"] + Dell 3007WFP-HC [30"] + Dell 2007FP [20"] | Dell 2407WFP-HC [24"]
Case Antec P190 | Antec Three-Hundred | Antec NSK2400 | Thermaltake Strike MX | HEC 6T10 | HEC 8K01
Audio Device(s) Creative X-Fi XtremeGamer PCI + [Audiophile HD600] + [Creative G500 + Logitech X-530 = 10 speakers]
Power Supply OCZ 750w [62A] | OCZ 750w [62A] | Antec 380w [31A] | Antec 650w [54A] | OCZ 400w [33A] | GeN [20A]
Software Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit + Windows XP 64-bit | Windows Vista SP2 64-bit | Windows 7 RTM 64-bit
Benchmark Scores ////////////////////////////////66,666 [Crunching] + 45,455 [Folding]\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\
#23
You know schools in the UK are fingerprinting kids without parent's consent? They claim its to make the library easier to use. WTF? What happened to good old library cards?

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/pages/live/articles/news/news.html?in_article_id=447420&in_page_id=1770

And yes grings, I like that picture. I think it sums up everything going on in the UK in one subtle frame. Trollbaiting? I think you're just afraid of the truth.

Every time I hear about a new big-brother tactic in the UK I shake my head. It saddens me, if only because I know such measures are only years delayed here in the US.
It's the new world order.

Coming to the UK first, because they are weaker and more trusting.
But it will be here soon. We may be stronger and more skeptical, but most of our country is filled with idiots who will vote for security over liberty. Ignorant, yet strong.. that is this country's curse. Too easily taken advantage of by the Neo Conservatives.
 

Black Panther

Senior Moderatorâ„¢
Staff member
Joined
May 30, 2007
Messages
8,961 (2.30/day)
Likes
2,169
System Name Great White Bengal
Processor i7 930 @ 4.2Ghz
Motherboard Gigabyte GA-X58A-UD3R
Cooling Scythe Yasya
Memory 12GB (3 x 4GB DDR3 Geil Black Dragon)
Video Card(s) EVGA 1070Ti SC Black Edition 8GB
Storage eSata Seagate 2TB -- 240GB SSD Sandisk Extreme
Display(s) 27" 2560x1440 Dell U2711
Case NZXT Switch 810 White
Audio Device(s) Onboard sound & Z5500 Speakers
Power Supply Corsair 850W Gold
Mouse Asus ROG Sica
Keyboard Motospeed
Software Windows 10
#24
they shipped all that data via post?!?!?!?!?! idiots.....
And didn't have a backup?!? double idiots........ :twitch: and what's much much worse... in who's hands did that information now turn up???
 

InnocentCriminal

Resident Grammar Amender
Joined
Feb 21, 2005
Messages
6,477 (1.37/day)
Likes
844
System Name BeeR 6
Processor Intel Core i7 3770K*
Motherboard ASUS Maximus V Gene (1155/Z77)
Cooling Corsair H100i
Memory 16GB Samsung Green 1600MHz DDR3**
Video Card(s) 4GB MSI Gaming X RX480
Storage 256GB Samsung 840 Pro SSD
Display(s) 27" Samsung C27F591FDU
Case Fractal Design Arc Mini
Power Supply Corsair HX750W
Software 64bit Microsoft Windows 10 Pro
Benchmark Scores *@ 4.6GHz **@ 2133MHz
#25
... but as long as those environmentalist nut-jobs (fine, we should use less gas and electricity, but I don't want them in power, they'd jsut end up banning everything, the pricks), and the racist pigs aren't in power, I can take a bit of lee-way on who's in control.
Environmentalist nut-jobs? LOL! I wouldn't go that far, and it's attitude like that pisses me off. I'm slightly contradicting myself when I say I'm an environmentalist, as I have more than one PC full of hazardous materials but I'm extremely energy considerate (don't leave my PC on 24/7) I recycle all my empty glass ale bottles and I try my hardest not to use plastics when they're not needed. If only everyone did these little things, such as recycling we'd save enough money to run these big fuck off expensive computers that we're all so addicted to!

Still, it's hard to imagine a country run entirely by the people, that would just never happen, plus it would most likely cause wars.

I hate people as a collective, we're so fucking stupid!