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Peter RobertsUCL - London

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

20 August 2010  |  4510 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. Enter ...

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Peter RobertsUCL - London

German robbers blow up bank

26 May 2010  |  4027 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&qu...

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Peter RobertsUCL - London

Hacking your bank with the help of social networks...

29 April 2010  |  4517 views  |  0  |  Recommends 0

Just read an interesting blog post from a security researcher performing a stealth penetration test on a bank, at the request of the bank incidentally. What was interesting to me was the amount of tec...

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Peter RobertsUCL - London

Britons tech knowledge a little lacking?

15 January 2010  |  3932 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 Ap...

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Peter RobertsUCL - London

Is it just me or has online banking got worse?

04 January 2010  |  4661 views  |  5  |  Recommends 0

I recently had the misfortune to receive a chip and pin card reader to use with my Smile account and in a stroke the entire banking experience has been ruined. It's fiddly to use and generally annoyin...

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Peter RobertsUCL - London

Introducing a new member

04 February 2009  |  2658 views  |  0  |  Recommends 0

I'd like to welcome Dirk Kinvig to the community. Dirk started yesterday on the Finextra web team as senior developer and will be rolling out all manner of exciting new developments to the site over ...

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Peter RobertsUCL - London

Hey Ocarina

25 November 2008  |  3654 views  |  0  |  Recommends 0

As you may be aware I do occasionally suffer from Internet shopping hand, a condition whereby I lose control of my mouse hand and click on the BUY NOW button. It's even worse on the iPhone apps store....

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Peter RobertsUCL - London

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

20 November 2008  |  1705 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 major ...

Peter RobertsUCL - London

London Pub - The Lamb

17 November 2008  |  3372 views  |  1  |  Recommends 0

You'll find The Lamb tucked down the end of Lamb's Conduit Street and a short 10 minute stroll from Holborn and Russell Square tubes. The street is also home to one of my favourite bike shops - Bikefi...

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Peter RobertsUCL - London

Changing your profile picture!

22 September 2008  |  1868 views  |  0  |  Recommends 0

If you want to change or upload a picture for your profile (ie: the one that appears against all your blog posts) then you do that from the right hand panel options on your home page when you log in. ...

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