* Posts by lumpenfolk

10 posts • joined 5 Dec 2009

Santander mixes up 35,000 bank statements

lumpenfolk

You should try living abroad

In my experience this is normal, both in the UK and elsewhere in Europe.

Scosche Solbat2 solar charger

lumpenfolk
Pint

Not clear...

Is this 5 days based on UK weather, or that of a warm & sunny country? I can see a few uses for it in the latter, in bars with a "we don't let you plug in your charger for insurance reasons," for example, or simply on the beach.

Samsung shuts out Symbian

lumpenfolk
FAIL

260000 handsets a day

Leading the way in disposable phones. Next they's be making wellies!

MS offers Security Essentials to small business

lumpenfolk
WTF?

Erm?

At 1 point I had 8 PCs in my house, in addition to my work PC, which was at work. Nobody else used them. I was not a business.

Ten Essential... Symbian Apps

lumpenfolk
Happy

Joikuspot

I purchased a Nokia E51 specifically to run Joikuspot. Have been using it as our main internet access for over a year - up to 4 laptops (yes it does slow down as you connect more devices, but it still works). Probably the best value software I have ever purchased. 100% recommended if it suits your circumstances.

Microsoft's 'New Busy' Hotmail has lie-in

lumpenfolk

SkyDrive?

If they are ironing out the clunkiness of SkyDrive (25 GB of free cloud storage for everyone), then I think it is interesting. I'm not sure if it is, but SkyDrive made me check out hotmail / live again

Rancid IE6 'more secure' than Chrome and Opera US bank says

lumpenfolk
WTF?

Good to know that...

..."The security of your accounts and private information is one of our highest priorities."

Maybe it is refreshingly honest, but it would be good to see their list, and where security of customer accounts ranks compared to their salaries, bonuses, pensions, healthcare, etc.

Met lab claims 'biggest breakthrough since Watergate'

lumpenfolk

or build one yourself

a laser microphone that is:

http://lifehacker.com/292718/build-a-laser-spy-microphone-on-the-cheap

Brown creates one UK.gov website to rule them all

lumpenfolk
IT Angle

We don't need high speed broadband!

Isn't that what they told us a few months ago?

Accused phone thief snared after phone sends pic to victim

lumpenfolk
Paris Hilton

Shozu?

I did quite a bit of searching to find something which will do this and the closest I could find is a flickr app called Shozu. Here is a similar story where is snapped a perp:

http://www.flickr.com/photos/balf/2018631168/

Maybe she really did "program" it herself?

Plenty of other apps to remote erase, disable, locate, SMS, etc.

Paris, obviously.

- Paul

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