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Peter RobertsUCL - London

London restaurant - Bangalore Express

28 January 2009  |  3116 views  |  0 comments | recommendations Recommends 0

I'm a huge fan of Indian food - be it generic brit-curry or the more authentic menu you'd find in places like Tooting or the marvellous Indian YMCA just off Warren Street. So I don't take much encouragement to try somewhere new to me. So I found myself at Bangalore Express, just down from Waterloo station towards The Cut. The decor's quite striking...

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Peter RobertsUCL - London

The BBC, Gaza and editorial impartiality

25 January 2009  |  1836 views  |  0 comments | recommendations Recommends 0

The Disasters Emergency Committee is an umbrella group of UK charities that swing into action when needed to raise urgently needed money. At the moment they have launched an appeal for Gaza - you can donate online here courtesy of a secure online payment page provided by BT. I've listened to the BBC defending its decision not to televise an appeal ...

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Peter RobertsUCL - London

Improved on Finextra - the search engine

20 January 2009  |  2981 views  |  0 comments | recommendations Recommends 0

One of my colleagues here pointed out that our search engine on the site wasn't bringing back the right results if you typed in web 2.0. I thought it was just displaying good taste - the phrase web 2....

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Peter RobertsUCL - London

Speeding up Windows - two tricks to try

20 January 2009  |  2411 views  |  2 comments | recommendations 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 is ...

Peter Roberts
Peter RobertsUCL - London

updated - Nine million PCs compromised - it gets worse....

19 January 2009  |  2561 views  |  0 comments | recommendations Recommends 0

Downadup aka Conficker is a rather nasty worm which attacks a vulnerability in Microsoft Windows. The infection rate is going through the roof according to researchers at F-Secure. The figures are sob...

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Peter Roberts
Peter RobertsUCL - London

Does Windows slow down of its own accord?

14 January 2009  |  4366 views  |  3 comments | recommendations Recommends 1

I read this piece about "code rot" this morning. Curious. Every Windows PC I have ever owned has seemed to get slower as time goes by - and that includes servers. Sometimes defragging the di...

Peter Roberts
Peter RobertsUCL - London

The top 25 most dangerous programming errors

13 January 2009  |  2393 views  |  0 comments | recommendations 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 organisat...

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Peter Roberts
Peter RobertsUCL - London

New on Finextra - the Fintech blog round-up

06 January 2009  |  2398 views  |  0 comments | recommendations Recommends 0

Now in public BETA is our new BEST OF THE WEB section. You'll find this in the left navigation on our community pages and it rounds up our editorial team's personal pick of the best Fintech blogging s...

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Peter Roberts
Peter RobertsUCL - London

Control your PC or Mac from your iPhone

06 January 2009  |  2108 views  |  0 comments | recommendations Recommends 0

I've been using logmein for over a year now - it gives you secure access to a remote computer via a web browser and it works very well indeed. I see there is now a version that runs on the iPhone - av...

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