* Posts by NG

10 posts • joined 30 Jan 2010

TalkTalk scam-scammers still scam-scamming

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Christmas 2017 - still going on

My elderly parents were scammed out of £4k this week - someone very insistent claiming to be from TalkTalk tech support called three times a week for a month until they took him seriously.

I presume they installed a keylogger at best and potentially something nastier in their mac. Now I have to find anything left after the local computer shop had a go at it, and said it's all fine, without saying what they had done...

Interestingly Lloyds bank gave them their money back, so well done Lloyds.

3CX PBX for Windows: Everything you ever wanted from a phone system

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PBX in a Flash?

PBX in a Flash - an Asterisk distribution - has been rock solid for me. It's configured via a very web 1.0 GUI, but it's fit for purpose - and significantly cheaper. My installation is just 4 lines / 8 extensions - but their helpful forum is full of pro's who install call centres and the like.

Hard-up Iceland plumps for cheaper open source

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What non tech businesses now use Linux?

It's no great surprise that the various tech companies mentioned can successfully transition to Linux desktops.

Does anyone have real world examples of corporations or government organisations in other sectors (i.e. where MS Office was the main windows usage) that have successfully transitioned and made a financial saving?

Chancellor lands paper cuts on Blighty's small biz

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How it is better...

Isn't the implication that the tax will be 20% of the difference between money and money out, with no allowances for accruals, asset depreciation etc.

Latest El Reg project: Rise of the Robot Sheep

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Pint

iMow

Internet Mower Operating Wirelessly

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OWL

Over-engineered Wireless Lawnmower

DfE probed over Gmail use for official business

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"..from people who I know who they are."

So the special advisor in the Department for Education can't do grammar then. Or IT. Or common sense.

'Lion' Apple Mac OS X 10.7: Sneak Preview

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How to see what is using Rosetta

Have a look in the Activity Monitor and look at the "kind" column.

Obviously you need to be running the process you want to check.

Password management site plugs info-leak bug

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How it is better...

It is cross platform and multi browser - a bit like Xmarks which LastPass now control.

Fujitsu: 'iPad? That's ours'

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They use these in, errrr, the Apple Store...

Yup - the fujitsu iPad was the mobile PoS device being used last time i went to the Apple Store!

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