* Posts by RayDio

6 posts • joined 22 Sep 2009

Southpaws up in arms over iPhone 4

RayDio

maybe it's metal cased phones

Because my Nokia E66 does exactly same thing.

iPad launch may be limited to US, says analyst

RayDio
Happy

The school holidays are over.

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Honda develops motorised unicycle

RayDio

unicycle

You are of course, aware of the eniCycle?

Soup 'em up and race the buggers.

UK council forced to swallow dick

RayDio

Speckled Richard

If you ask me, guv, these guys are all as spotted as two short planks.

Met steps up stop and search with mobile phone scanner

RayDio
Big Brother

It's My Electronic Id and I'll hide it if I want to

The more I think about this the sillier it is. The tiny little 2D barcode is easily "accidentally" scratched so as to be unreadable, and all phones give up their IMEI in response to a keyboard command anyway.

Either this device is pure fiction, a la television detector van, or, as Neil 4 says, the Met have been taken for mugs.

Alternatively, It may be an excuse to spend some time alone with a suspect's phone extracting the call logs under the pretext of checking to see if it's stolen.

RayDio

Stolen phone database

We have a national stolen phone database? When did that happen? Can I use it to see if the phone the guy down the pub wants to sell me is stolen, or is it just for coppers to play with?

I thought when you said "scanner" you meant in the radio sense, not the optical sense. Is it now an offense to remove the IMEI sticker?

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