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3 / Skype Marketing Technique

I was recently contacted by Matt of 3mobilebuzz.com and offered the chance to trial a pair of 3 (the network) Skype (the VoIP company) mobile phones (3skypephone.com) for a month. (No obligation to do anything, other than the mention of returning them after a month.) I thought it was an interesting marketing ploy – it […]

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Rename Terrorism

If only [tag]terrorism[/tag] were renamed to ‘mild trepidation-ism‘ it wouldn’t be so effective. Fortunately, I live in the [tag]UK[/tag], [tag]England[/tag] specifically, where our stiff-upper-lip-ed-ness prevents us from being too affected by [tag]terrorist[/tag] attacks. It’s only when services are damaged that the country is really slowed. Clearly there are some who unfortunately bear the brunt, often […]

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Why I might leave my bank: The NatWest Card Reader

Update, over 10 years later… I didn’t switch. I have received in the post a Card Reader from NatWest. They have designed this device to beef up the security around the (excellent btw) online banking. The flaw? The fact that we will eventually have to take the damn thing everywhere you go. And the card […]

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Ticketmaster Rip Off!

I just bought tickets for me and the gf to see Jimmy Carr in June. £18.50 each, seems okay. Total cost once Ticketmaster have added excessive fees and exorbitant postal charges: £46.75! That’s an extra 25%. Absurd, but we have no choice. UPDATE: Jimmy Carr was great! I even got a laugh myself when I […]

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Communist Britain

It is being reported that private schools may be blackmailed into lending teachers to state schools. Private schools provide a service to those who can afford it, just like any business, but face the prospect of having to share their resources with those who can’t (or choose not to), with no input from the parents […]