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Peter RobertsUCL - London

Government miss point

30 October 2007  |  3198 views  |  0 comments | recommendations Recommends 0

It does look like a massive lack of interest on the part of the government here. There's an interesting blog on the topic here by Richard Clayton who was a specialist adviser to the committee. So he knows his stuff!

Peter RobertsUCL - London

I'm pleased Microsoft released Vista

30 October 2007  |  2842 views  |  0 comments | recommendations Recommends 1

Had it not been for Vista, I'd probably still be on a Windows platform at home, rather than taking the plunge and getting a Mac back in August. It seemed a good time to switch with the Intel-based hardware offering the same performance levels as the PC counterpart and an OS based on Unix. I wasn't expecting it to be easy, but strangely it was. It...

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Peter RobertsUCL - London

iPod pump and dump scammers need to be slicker than this...

26 October 2007  |  3166 views  |  0 comments | recommendations Recommends 0

Just listened to the example pump and dump MP3 mentioned on Finextra. I've heard some rubbish MP3s in my time. Hey - I've created some, but surely no one is going to fall for this? This sounds like ...

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Peter RobertsUCL - London

Bloggers point finger at Microsoft as PCs grind to a halt

25 October 2007  |  2715 views  |  0 comments | recommendations Recommends 0

Interesting story in The Register that seems to show that Windows update has been installing a resource-hogging item on machines. Yes - even more resource hogging than Windows normally is. So if your...

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Peter RobertsUCL - London

Is demise of cash the death knell for small businesses?

24 October 2007  |  3246 views  |  1 comments | recommendations Recommends 0

The "cash still king" story on Finextra caught my eye. Something about all this talk of replacing cash has been bothering me. It's all very well the banks trumpeting that you can use variou...

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Peter RobertsUCL - London

Hosting customers willing to stump up cash to be greener

24 October 2007  |  4084 views  |  0 comments | recommendations Recommends 0

A survey by hosting company Rackspace shows that 62 percent of respondents are concerned and are either acting already or looking at ways of reducing the impact they have on the environment. The rest ...

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Peter RobertsUCL - London

Flirty Brits blow 3 billion a year texting

19 October 2007  |  2790 views  |  0 comments | recommendations Recommends 0

You're lovely, fancy a date? According to price comparison service uSwitch, a poll of 2000 adults reveals that the Brits send 235 million flirty text messages a month. We're a romantic lot. That equat...

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Peter RobertsUCL - London

Ukeleles - an unstoppable musical force

17 October 2007  |  2382 views  |  2 comments | recommendations Recommends 0

Back in June I mentioned the Great ukelele shortage - well it seems the growth in popularity of the instrument continues apace according to this in the Guardian. It's now taking over from the humble ...

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Peter RobertsUCL - London

Leopard to ship on October 26th

16 October 2007  |  1617 views  |  0 comments | recommendations Recommends 0

The Apple store disappeared earlier today with a "back soon" notice on it. When it reappeared, I spied you can now order Mac OS X v10.5 Leopard for shipping by October 26th. Various Mac rum...

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Peter RobertsUCL - London

I swear you couldn't make this stuff up

16 October 2007  |  2324 views  |  0 comments | recommendations Recommends 0

Swearing at work can benefit staff and their employers according to researchers at UEA in Norwich. There's no fintech angle here - I just have a soft spot for the University of East Anglia (or the Un...

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