Rudd has two problems: one is that what she wants is either technically absurd or ill-defined.Just found this on The Reg concerning Rudd, and, like this mighty organ, it is the comments which are even more interesting : http://www.theregister.co.uk/2017/10/03/amber_rudd_still_does_not_understand_encryption/The people who advise her from GCHQ will understand encryption perfectly well.
I think rather than Rudd not understanding encryption its the Register that doesn't understand intelligence work.
Also if you read what she says, what they want the tech community to do is a bit more subtle than a straight backdoor into the encryption.
By chance yesterday, I stumbled upon a biology revision web site written by a teacher who advised pupils to concentrate on topics A, B and C because D, E and F had already been covered on the first paper.I now have a new Hero for top class trolling from the front page of today's Sunday Times. https://www.thetimes.co.uk/edition/news/amanda-spielman-of-ofsted-warns-about-impact-of-new-gcses-rqnqm30lgOne reason for doing this is that the exams are returning to what they were 30 years ago (exams count, coursework is only a minor percentage of your final mark). Now I don't agree with what the teacher did but it was an absolute first class display of the displeasure of that teacher and whoever ensured that the head of Ofsted saw that lesson..In one school she visited she was horrified — and said parents would be “surprised” — to see a class of 11-year-olds taken through GCSE mark schemes instead of being taught geography.In my day, we did not do this.
One reason exam pass rates went up year on year is that teachers and pupils became far more sophisticated in exam technique. We coffin-dodgers were expected to learn maths, say, or history, and then answer whatever questions were thrown at us.
These days, teachers teach narrowly to the test and pupils are drilled into how to analyse questions to provide exactly what is demanded -- even if they know nothing. If the question is about triangles but you can remember neither geometry nor trigonometry, then before skipping to the next question, at least draw a flaming triangle because there will be 1 or 2 marks (out of 20) for that tiny part of the full, correct answer.
Aftertiming in betting terms is tipping a winner after the race has been run. Being wise after the event.Christ on a bike, some aftertiming from Kirstie Allsop.Aftertiming - Is that a word?
poetic literary the time to come; the future
Collins English Dictionary – Complete and Unabridged, 12th Edition 2014 © HarperCollins Publishers
Stray thought: when is David Cameron's autobiography coming out?As soon as Cameron has added a new final chapter: Missing Me?