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 Post subject: CSCP web site AGAIN!
PostPosted: Wed Jan 19, 2011 12:48 
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Every time I try to visit the CSCP web page to look at the latest figures - I am immediately redirected to another unrelated site - http://www.xvpsource.org

Anyone any idea why this is happening? :shock:

It's not long since the site was blocked as a fake site!
I know they bend the truth sometimes, and publish the results of some dodgy surveys... but that was a bit strong... now this!

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 Post subject: Re: CSCP web site AGAIN!
PostPosted: Wed Jan 19, 2011 13:22 
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Yeah, Google's current cache confirms this:
"xvp - Cross-platform Management for Citrix XenServer and Xen Cloud Platform."

Maybe the funding cuts resulted with them being unable to pay their hosting bills? :D

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 Post subject: Re: CSCP web site AGAIN!
PostPosted: Thu Jan 20, 2011 19:01 
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The lack of any message regarding it's demise is typical of the way in which the CSCP site has been run.

The "news" items dated back to 2007!!

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I sent a FoI request in before Christmas, and apart from an automated out of office response, have heard nothing.

Should we be concerned...? :scratchchin:

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Is an automated out of office reply a valid response to an FOI request? If so, then this is a great way for everyone obligated under this law to get off the hook.

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 Post subject: Re: CSCP web site AGAIN!
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STRANGE!!

The site is now back up and running!!

Are we to assume site security is not whatit should be perhaps?? :shock:

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 Post subject: Re: CSCP web site AGAIN!
PostPosted: Mon Jan 24, 2011 00:06 
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perhaps they turn in off and on again just so they can laugh at you wetting yourself with excitement at another non-event.


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 Post subject: Re: CSCP web site AGAIN!
PostPosted: Mon Jan 24, 2011 09:03 
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Wouldn't suprise me for an organisation that serves no useful purpose whatsoever. Maybe they're getting "demob-happy"?


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 Post subject: Re: CSCP web site AGAIN!
PostPosted: Mon Jan 24, 2011 13:22 
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perhaps they turn in off and on again just so they can laugh at you wetting yourself with excitement at another non-event.

...and the connection with the website which the url was pointing to is? :typing:

Allowing the web site to be hacked is bad enough - but having it used to host spyware (according to Google) is a little more serious - and all at the council tax payers expense? :scratchchin:

You are the one having a laugh! :ahoymate: :hehe:

Aside from being the source of the latest (climbing) fatality statistics, the site has very little purpose.
CSCP NEWS! wrote:
Wednesday 25 July, 2007
Cumbrians Highlight "Dangerous" Roads
A66 and A595 Thought As Most Dangerous Roads In Cumbria
Young Drivers Admit They Are the Worst For Speeding

Cumbrians believe that the A66 is the road on which they are most likely to have an accident according to the latest survey from Cumbria Safety Cameras. Twenty one per cent of those questioned opted for the A66 while the A595 got the vote from 20% of the panel. Other roads that figured in the responses were the A590 and A6, both with 12%, and the A69 with 7%.

Kevin Tea, Communications Manager for Cumbria Safety Cameras, commented: “Interestingly four per cent answered that it was drivers and not the roads that were dangerous. This is certainly our standpoint as most hazards have been minimised or “engineered out” of the road network in the county. Studies we are doing into causation factors initially show that it is driver behaviour that is the cause of accidents as opposed to physical factors on the roads themselves.”

The quarterly survey also asked what age group do you think are the worst for speed and 88% opted for the 17 to 24 year group. Eighty per cent of those interviewed in this age group believed they were the worst for speeding.

When asked what age group was worst for fatal and serious injury accidents, 82% of the total panel again said the 17-24 year olds; 78 per cent of this age group also agreed they were the worst for fatal and serious injury accidents.

Residents were also asked what driver behaviour annoys them the most and tailgating and driving too close came out well ahead with 42%. Dangerous overtaking followed at 8%; drivers using mobile phones, 6%; driving too slowly, 6%; not indicating 5%; and cutting in at 4%.

There was bad news on the standards of driving in the county. Nearly one third thought that standards of driving were dropping, 56% thought they were about the same and just 9% thought they were improving.

Support for cameras remained high with 81% of those questioned strongly agreeing or agreeing that safety cameras should be supported as a method of reducing casualties. Just one fifth of the panel thought there were too many speed cameras in the county.

More than half of the panel (58%) said the presence of safety cameras had made them change the way they drive.

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Contact: Kevin Tea 01768 217791

Tuesday 18 July, 2006
“Killer Commute” Periods Claim More Lives
“Killer Commute” Periods Claim More Lives
Take Care Driving To & From Work Urged

People taking more care when driving too and from work would dramatically reduce the number of people being killed and seriously injured on the county’s roads, Cumbria Safety Cameras report.

Accident statistics for the first six months of the year, in which 15 people died and a further 85 have been seriously injured, show distinct peaks between 8 and 9am and 5pm and 6pm. These are supported by figures for the previous 10 years.

Kevin Tea, Communications Manager for Cumbria Safety Cameras stated: “Figures for the first half of the year show that key commuting times confirm the greatest number of accidents. The figures are consistent for every month so it is not a phenomenon of the winter months.”

The “Killer Commute” theory is further enhanced by the fact that most accidents occur on A Class national speed limit routes linking the major commercial centres within Cumbria.

“While we might expect early morning collisions to be caused by drivers who are still half asleep or late for work, the high incidence of serious crashes in the afternoon is a little harder to explain,” Tea continued.

Major contributory factors in the collisions include failing to look properly before making a manoeuvre, failing to judge the path and speed of the other vehicle, driver in a hurry and driving too fast for the conditions.

Tea added: “Our analysis shows that the vast majority of collisions are down to driver error so the claim that we have ‘killer roads’ doesn’t hold water; we have careless drivers who are to blame.

“In two other prominent categories – loss of control and careless, reckless or in a hurry – excessive or inappropriate speed was again a contributory factor and because the majority of drivers who died in 2005 were local we must assume that complacency on familiar roads was a further feature,” Tea added.

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Nothing happened since July 2007? :shock:

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 Post subject: Re: CSCP web site AGAIN!
PostPosted: Mon Jan 24, 2011 13:43 
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Ernest Marsh wrote:
Nothing happened since July 2007? :shock:


Not that they'd want to shout about! :wink:


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Mole wrote:
Ernest Marsh wrote:
Nothing happened since July 2007? :shock:


Not that they'd want to shout about! :wink:

To be fair they have been claiming the credit elsewhere for the lowering fatalities - failing to give any credit to better paramedic provision, or in car safety features. :speakno:

It's only their own website they have been neglecting!! :doh:

At least they acknowledge that they cribbed their road safety advice for drivers from the AA website! :hehe:

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