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  1. If you wanted to go Full Sheffield, and live in the city centre, that's always an option too. The great thing about Middlewood is the excellent tram service. You can be in town in 15 minutes on the tram from Middlewood. Lots of rental accommodation to choose from, in the West Street area in particular if you want city centre hubbub.
  2. That was a brilliant one, wasn't it? The work they put into that renovation was so impressive. Still one of the best episodes, all these years later.
  3. The OP would have had a fit it they'd been swimming at Zest a few years ago. The changing cubicles around the pool itself. The outrage!!
  4. Anne SLister's a fascinating character. She grew up in Market Weighton, where I'm from. We went to Shibden Hall a couple of years ago, it's an interesting place to visit. I just think the series could have been structured better. I wouldn't have expected Sally Wainwright to stretch it out over so many episodes, given how compact her writing normally is. Even if it's based on real events, a drama still needs a decent structure, story arc etc. The series isn't bad, just not as well written as I'd have expected.
  5. I've been watching it and it's OK, but very slow. Sally Wainwright normally packs a ridiculous amount of plot into her writing. Too much sometimes - the second series of Happy Valley went bananas on the plot-front, to the extent that some of the sub plots got a bit lost. With Gentleman Jack she's gone to the other extreme.
  6. That does ring a bell, not sure if it's true though. I was talking more generally of having your image captured when you're out and about, whether it's cctv or just another member of thepublic taking pictures.
  7. I think this is a good summary. Personally (and I know I"m at odds with the current law), when I go outside, I expect to be seen by other people, with their eyes . Obviously. If I'm walking down the street I expect to be seen by passers by. If I'm in the supermarket I expect to be seen by other people who are in the supermarket. What I don't expect is for images of me to be taken and broadcast who knows where. Digital images don't stay contained on the device they're taken on. You've got no control over where that image ends up, let alone what happens to your recorded data. I know I've no right to stop anyone from taking a picture of me in a public place (not that anyone would want to). But actually, I'd really prefer it if they didn't. I've absolutely nothing to hide, apart from my own privacy. And that's really important to me.
  8. Exactly, and if you're unemployed and have to meet a minimum job search / application quota, then you're going to find it tricky to do that when you're relying on public internet access. Don't kids get their homework set via on line systems these days as well?
  9. It's not the photo itself that's the issue. Like you say, the problem is being photographed, recognised, recorded, timed, tracked, databased.......all without your consent. I recently had to update my GDPR training at work. And thinking about it, I really can't see why image data isn't included, since GDPR says that any information that can be used to identify a person needs to have their active consent. The sole purpose of these facial recognition systems is to identify a person.
  10. https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-48315979 This guy's launched a test case.
  11. No, I know, currently you don't have a legal right, but don't you have a reasonable expectation? Is it time the law was revisited to bring people's images in line with other forms of information? GDPR frowns on the holding of personal information without consent and good reason. Why is this any different?
  12. I'm wondering that too. Unless an image of you taken in a public place isn't counted as information about you that you have to consent to be used. A bit like copyright, you don't own an image of you taken by someone else in a public place. I think it needs looking at though. I think you have every right to go out in public and expect not to be filmed, not to have your picture taken and used for whatever purpose you haven't consented to, simply by walking down the street. I guess it's slightly different if you go to a place, or enter a premises that you expect cameras to be. I'm not particularly thrilled when friends putting photos of me on their Facebook pages, it's an intrusion. If I'm out with So-and-so, that's who I'm out with, not So-and-so and all their Facebook friends. Must be an absolute nightmare these days for anyone on a witness protection programme!
  13. That sounds tremendous. Tempted to try cooking this in a pressure cooker, have you tried that?
  14. No, what I was very careful to do was to say that I didn't know what the circumstances were and that any loss of life is tragic. My point is that IF it's a victim (girl, boy, black, white, young, old) is entirely unconnected to their attacker, IF it's a completely random attack, it's a different and more unlikely set of circumstances to someone who is involved with gangs and violence already. That's why it makes a bigger splash in the news. It's the same when a pensioner gets battered - more shocking than if someone in their 20s, out on the lash, gets into a punch up. Think of the case of Rys Jones, the schoolboy who got shot in Liverpool a few years ago. Why was that such cause so much shock? Because he was just a hapless kid, riding his bike in the wrong place at the wrong time. When crime trends start impacting on people who are outside of the circles that are normally involved then people start to get more worried. It's in our psychology. We think "If I follow the rules, keep out of trouble, it won't effect me". But when people who follow the rules fall victim, then it all starts to fall down.
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