* Posts by david drysdale

5 publicly visible posts • joined 24 Jul 2008

Four cold calling marketing firms fined almost £500k by ICO

david drysdale

If Telcos blocked calls with impossible caller numbers it would help. I often get calls with spoofed CLIs where the number after the NNG is a 0 or a 1.

Are you sure you've got a floppy disk stuck in the drive? Or is it 100 lodged in the chassis?

david drysdale


I came across a Sheila once. She had a problem with a file on the "word processing" system so I asked for the latest backup copy. Sheila went away and came back with an A4 ring binder full of photocopies of the one and only floppy.

Paper mountain, hidden Brexit: How'd you say immigration control would work?

david drysdale

5 years

This article - and most similar ones state that you just have to be here for 5 years to get permanent residency status. That's true ONLY if you are a "qualified person" which includes having comprehensive private medical insurance (as well as being either self-sufficient, a job or active job seeking)..

As the NHS covers EU nationals who live here very few bother to pay for additional private insurance just to satisfy some potential future need.

Crumbs! Holiday phish based on genuine hotel booking surfaces

david drysdale

I booked a hotel in Romania through Hotels.com and ended up paying a Turkish agency in Turkish Lira.

Tiscali sues BT for 'defamation and falsehood'

david drysdale

BT and Tiscali

I got the letter from BT. I'm not even a Tiscali customer and haven't been for 12 months....