All coughs to be made immediately after the contestant has repeated
the answer aloud.
Which seems thoroughly absurd. With a million pounds at stake, why not
invest in a set of shoe-sole radio transmitters? If studio security is
tight enough to make coughing the only viable system of communication,
at least develop a system a little more elaborate than "repeat all the
answers aloud and cough in response"; have your stooge cough x
seconds after each question, where x is three times the answer
number, with some further modifiers based on the question number, or
something. Encrypt your suspicions into dialogue rather than repeating
the answer aloud (three word comment = "Is it answer C?"). Signal with a
dog whistle, wear an earpiece that can detect it. Bluetooth your teeth.
Daypop have unveiled a flashing-light hackwatch machine; their
detect and rank the most common words in online news stories. Cliché
du jour is "mastermind".
(There's also a weblog version.)
CND, Greenpeace, Mark Thomas and some others are running a White Ribbon campaign to highlight public opposition to war with Iraq; a pity
that they'll be pissing away the money raised by trying to get Blair tried
as a war criminal, but eh, it's a useful symbol. The world needs useful