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6 posts • joined 8 Mar 2010

iPhone thief nabbed by GPS, cops say

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Wavesecure

Works for me and works on more than just a iPhone

Mines the coat with the traceable phone

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Dell in late payment Hall of Shame

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Dell are well known for being slow to pay............

And it is not just to smaller companies, it includes the likes of Intel. I have been sat in the reception of their HQ in Bracknell and witnessed baliffs coming in with the electricity supply company to disconnect their electricity for non payment of their bills, needless to say a cheque was presented pretty quickly. They used to have goods delivered to an outside building, and only started the settlement persiod from ythe time the goods entered the main building. This could be anything upto a month after the orginal receiving date!

Name and shmae them, not that it will make much difference.

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Most browsers leave fingerprint that can ID users

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I rank among the unique

Fr once I am unique!!

Your browser fingerprint appears to be unique among the 977,485 tested so far

Mozilla/4.0 (compatible; MSIE 8.0; Windows NT 5.1; Trident/4.0; Avant Browser; .NET CLR 2.0.50727; .NET CLR 3.0.4506.2152; .NET CLR 3.5.30729)

1/139640.71 browsers have this value

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NFC? It might work says Department for Transport

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NFC is

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Near_Field_Communication

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The IT management impact of home working

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homewrokers are not all lazy!!!

My better half works from home (three years now) and her company supply her laptop, docking station, screen kyb/mouse, phone and MFlaser printer/copier/fax. They pay for the broadband, all calls regardless, supply all software, all consumables she needs to buy, even reimbursed for desks we bought. We have a separate room as an office. A VPN is used for company network access and Cisco IP Communicator.

She works normal hours, doesn't sit watching TV all day (we don't have one anyway) and finds the lack of commute a big advantage. She is home when she needs to be and monthly visits to the office in Reading (we are near Glasgow)

Drawbacks;

Can sometimes work longer hours when busy, doesn't get out much during the week (saves a fortune :) )

Other than that, she is happier working at home than in some dull office with crap tea and coffee.

As for IT support, well I am here (worked in IT for over 20 years) and anything I can't fix is generally because I don't have admin rights to internal systems, so a phone call fixes those ones.

Remote support is done simply by remote desktop in Windows. Software updates are packaged and distributed as needed.

All in all she has a very positive experience of home working.

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Whatever happened to the email app?

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Web mail, no ta

Thunderbird, own domains, own email addresses, plain text emails.

No ad based, web mail here thank you

Never used Facebook, if anyone wants to know what I am doing, email me or call me.

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