* Posts by Simon Hill

3 posts • joined 7 Feb 2008

PayPal ambushes users with mystery Skype charges

Simon Hill
Unhappy

Cancelling my Paypal account

Just had 3 transactions go through my account in a week that I didn't authorise. As soon as (well, if actually) Paypal get the refunds to me I'm closing my account.

Looks like Paypal and it's security assurances are worth the web pages they are written on (and just try to get someone on the phone at Paypal to tell you what's going on).

Heathrow T5 security tackles Transformers t-shirt threat

Simon Hill
Coat

Explanations...

Security concerned it could transform into a real gun.

T-shirt = Mr T = extremely resourceful = able to transform T-shirt with worn pants and socks, into chemical weapon.

Someone suspected he was going to use a Bot for terrorist purposes.

(Optimus) Prime example of over reaction by security...

Mine's the one with the image of Bagpuss on it, as I don't want to be stopped by security on my way out. (Then again I could be carrying a bomb in a stuffed toy cat I suppose...)

Customers peel away from Orange broadband

Simon Hill
Happy

Not a surprise but...

Their CS and support for BB is poor and the word is getting around with many warning others off moving to Orange.

However, I have personally had minimal problems and get 5.5Mb BB almost constantly. All for £5 on top of my mobile contract. I would seriously consider other options when my contract is up for renewal, but for now, very happy with them.

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