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Peter RobertsUCL - London

ATM? No mate, it's a cutting edge work of art

20 August 2010  |  4461 views  |  0  |  Recommends 1

If you've ever been to Trafalgar Square in London then you'll know about the fourth plinth. It's never had a permanent statue on it and in recent years has been temporary home to all manner of fantastic arty fun. It's currently home to a large ship in a bottle and as usual there's much discussion about what will come in future installations. Ente...

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German robbers blow up bank

26 May 2010  |  3974 views  |  1  |  Recommends 0

Some charmingly inept robbers have completely demolished a bank in Malliss in Germany by somewhat miscalculating the amount of explosives needed. Despite the devastation, the ATM remained intact and the miscreants presumably made off with nothing of value. Cue the Michael Caine impression "you were only supposed to blow the bloody doors off&q...

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Britons tech knowledge a little lacking?

15 January 2010  |  3875 views  |  1  |  Recommends 0

In case you've not seen this yet - here's a slightly disturbing insight into the state of awareness of information technology issues in the UK. According to a recent survey, one in 10 Britons think A...

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Microsoft to open stores - offers 250,000 dollar bounty

13 February 2009  |  2069 views  |  0  |  Recommends 0

Had to check the date - nope - not April 1st. It seems the good folk from Redmond are going to open Microsoft-branded stores to create a "deeper engagement" with consumers and they've recrui...

Peter RobertsUCL - London

Speeding up Windows - two tricks to try

20 January 2009  |  2067 views  |  2  |  Recommends 0

We've already pondered why Windows slows down over time and had some handy tips from the community, so I thought I'd share some more of mine as I started to do last year. I'll assume your machine ...

Peter RobertsUCL - London

The top 25 most dangerous programming errors

13 January 2009  |  2091 views  |  0  |  Recommends 0

It's always worth taking note of anything from the SANS institute so it was interesting to see their latest announcement. They've gathered consensus from experts in over 30 computer security organisa...

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London gig 25 Nov - The Vince Rogers Project

24 November 2008  |  2844 views  |  0  |  Recommends 0

My mate Vince has a gig on Tue 25th at the Bull and Gate in London - he's had a fair bit of airplay on Radio 2 so should be a good crowd there. Funnily enough I used to be in a band with him years ago...

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Vista slow to boot up? You could always sue your employer

20 November 2008  |  1569 views  |  0  |  Recommends 0

The first thing I do when I get to work is switch my PC on. I then go and make a cup of tea and usually on my return it's ready to do something useful. It seems I am fortunate. Workers in some majo...

Peter RobertsUCL - London

Global financial meltdown? It's ok, just lie about it

11 November 2008  |  2234 views  |  0  |  Recommends 0

A study by Axa has found that more than one in three people admit to having misled a partner, friend or relation about the state of their finances. It also concludes the current dodgy state of the eco...

Peter RobertsUCL - London

Co-op bank - not quite so ethical now?

29 October 2008  |  2823 views  |  1  |  Recommends 0

I'm appalled by this. How can a bank with an ethical policy treat its own workers like this? I shall be writing to ask them once I've calmed down a bit. I would transfer all my funds elsewhere if the...

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