PC World, was Re: [Gllug] SCO Stuff

Mamading Ceesay evangineer at ntlworld.com
Fri Feb 13 16:07:45 UTC 2004

On Sun, 8 Feb 2004 19:22:17 +0000
Christopher Hunter <chrisehunter at blueyonder.co.uk> wrote:

> They have a penchant for selling returned equipment as "new" - a
> colleague of mine had to buy a laptop from them last year, and found
> that the 30 Gb HDD had 26 Gb used, with personal documents, emails,
> webcache files and so on from its previous owner!   (His Insurance
> company would only allow him to buy his replacement laptop there -
> he's since changed his insurance company).
> The previous owner (who, it transpired had returned the thing as
> "faulty") was a well-known East London female Labour MP, and some of
> the contents of the HDD proved very interesting to folks at certain
> satirical magazines!  It had been returned because it was infected
> with a variant of the "blaster" virus....

Living in East London, I can make a good guess as to which MP and I
would have loved to get my hands on the contents of the HDD.  I'm not
generally into mischief-making, but I can make an exception for
deserving individuals.

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