Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) is the the UK’s independent authority set up to uphold information rights in the public interest, promoting openness by public bodies and data privacy for individuals.
This trip was very different. I stayed longer than the last time. I was mostly for business. I had much less time to explore the city as a tourist. So I thought I’d write it up, in case I case I need to remember some of it later.
“Nope. There’s at least 12 pubs missing from the north coast of Scotland. Thurso alone has more than 6, 2 in Bettyhill, Tongue and Melvich plus a few others all missing”, writes shaidy64
The source of the map is here referencing 24,727 UK pubs. And I’ve only been to like, what, 3? This situation urgently needs correction.
Ars Technica runs a nice overview article “How the Internet works: Submarine fiber, brains in jars, and coaxial cables“. It features plenty of cool images, statistics, and details of the Internet wiring from under the sea to the last mile to the last 100 meters. It’s mostly focused on UK, but it provides a good understanding of what’s involved in the modern day connectivity.
P.S.: On a less serious note, here’s The IT Crowd take on how the Internet works. Thanks to Maxym Balabaev for a reminder.