* Posts by Mark 21

4 publicly visible posts • joined 9 Dec 2009

Red Dwarf to blast off on new adventure

Mark 21

Product placement

Is it any coincidence that the the ban on Product placement on UK tele has just been lifted and Dave have now commissioned this new series.

I wouldn't be surprised to see product placements in every second scene.

Diary of a somebody - life in iPhone 4 land

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Demise of high street phone shops? We can only hope.

I loathe high street phone shops Most of them seem to be understaffed by extremely pushy sales-people and overpriced accessories. Never a pleasant shopping experience.

Seems to me like Apple are of the same opinion and are using these tactics to drag people into their own Apple stores so that they have more control over the sales 'experience'. Apple is all about keeping loyal customers by making them feel like they are special. The middlemen in the phone shops just get in the way.

Want Olympic tickets? Better get a VisaCard then

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Olympics: Showcasing the best of world class sport and exposing the most gut-wrenching aspects of world class capitalism. Can't we have the sport without selling out to the scummy corporations who sponsor it?

Scammers scrape RAM for bank card data

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I thought that the security with 'Chip and Pin' came from the fact that the PIN is validated by the chip on the card and doesn't need to be uploaded to the central server. There's no need for the PIN number to leave C&P machine - so the connected POS workstation should never even see the PIN. So why are the workstations storing the PIN in memory?