posted on Sep, 17 2013 @ 01:35 PM
reply to post by Wirral Bagpuss
Evening Wirral Bagpuss.
I have to say, its about bloody time. We have had many millions of pounds of property damage in this country due to flooding. Gloucestershire has had
it, various places in Wales and Scotland have copped a metric *ahem, do excuse me* tonne of water, and even Essex, one of the driest counties in the
country was flooded this year after freakish rains a few weeks ago. Given that we have had SMS text messege capacity here since the bloody eighties,
and high volume uptake since I was a school boy (ah the Nokia 3210, not just a mobile phone, but more than capable of being used as a self defense
weapon in an emergency), the time it has taken to get this idea moving is just deplorable.
Concerns about the system being hacked are nothing short of hilarious too! The only way that would happen is if the system was active when there was
no emergancy to report in a given area (which, despite the state of things at this point in history, is actually MOST of the time), meaning loads of
time for bastards of every sort to poke about in its innards. Hows this for a plan then? Make it so the system is only connected to any network, when
there is an emergancy, rather than leaving it switched on at all bloody times? Howabout actually paying a little bloke in an important looking uniform
to flip the power switch to the on position, when the crap hits the fan somewhere?
I mean this is hardly rocket science, brain surgery, or any other damned thing which requires the use of more than two synaptic interfaces at once!
The idiocy of the people we pay to administrate in this country... I cannot decide whether to laugh, cry, or crucify my local MP!