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The back of a London cab remains one of the most frequent places for anxious or absent-minded travellers to mislay their mobile. Londoners lost an average of three mobile for each London taxi in the last six months, adding up to a total of 55,843 phones for the 21,729 taxis plying their trade in the UK's capital. A survey by …

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Jobs Horns

Are we turning into merkins?

I didn't realise we had a capitol in the UK!

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Coat

Artifitial limbs?

That guy must have been legless.

Mines the one with one arm sewn up.

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Just wondering

How many of those laptops and mobes belong to civil servants?

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real reason to work in a cab

... is to stop the cabbie striking up a conversation.

No, I don't know who was in the back last week - I've probably never heard of them and I wouldn't care, even if I had. Stop talking and concentrate on the road.

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Dead Vulture

"...in the UK's capitol."

Er, the UK doesn't have a capitol. While the US capital (Washington) has a capitol (the government building occupied by the state legislature, where the United States Senate and the House of Representatives meet), the UK's capital doesn't have a capitol. Please get it right next time, and try not to write in ALL CAPITOLS...

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Coat

Capitol?

A comment is required, in addition to a title.

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Coat

And also...

... half a ton of sensitive government data was found.

You know I think we have this all wrong I don't think the government does lose data, I think they are using public transport as a cheaper alternative to storage, if that is correct then I applaud them for their cashable efficiency drive ;)

Mine's the one with nothing in the pockets cause I left it all in a taxi.

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Gates Horns

Hmmmm

From the last sentance I assume that Heather Mills can still afford her taxi fairs, though I for one didn't know she had false teeth

Devil Bill becasue all the apple fanbois will claim it's Bills fault that people are stupid enough to leave their laptops behind (and twice as guilty when an i product is left behind)

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Mobes??

I thought "mobes" was banned by decree from El Reg. What's next, mentioned of "lappy" on an HP story?

-dZ.

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Another report from statistical morons

Now explain how from a a total of poll of 300 London cabbies, they can work out that exactly 55,843 phones were lost, not 55842 or 55844 phones. You would be lucky to get an estimate within +/-2000 with that sample size.

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Anonymous Coward

Pheasants?

Is that slang for Shreddies?

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Linux

Forget capitols, grab a merkin...

Merkin -> http://dictionary.reference.com/browse/merkin

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Pirate

Calling all spies!

Make your work easier, *and* earn extra cash into the bargain!

Simply apply for a job as a London cabbie. No more risky breaking into offices in the dead of night to photograph files on a microfilm camera! No more midnight dead-drops behind a tree on a frozen windswept Hampstead Heath! No more hours listening to crackly lo-fi wiretaps! Ladies, no more unpleasant sweaty honey-trap work!

Just drive around all days swearing at cyclists, and before you know it, pissed up MI5 officers will have left all the information your foreign "sponsors" could ever ask for!

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