Tagged With: consumo

On Lem’s Pericalypsis

In the foreword of that joke book that is Perfect Vacuum, where its author, the Polish essayist Stanislaw Lem, reviews a series of nonexistent literary works (they reside only in the universe of his boundless imagination), the prologue writer tells us that, with this, Lem tries to give life to — or perhaps get rid … Continue reading »

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Paypal’s dubious practices flounder prepaid cards

As a result of some legal offences carried out by Paypal associates Younique Money (YUM) who manage the PP-prepaid cards in Spain, from February 6th 2015 all cardnolders found out that their balances had been frozen and were useless, without any guarantee of ever recovering their money. Despite the cards being issued under Paypal’s patronage, … Continue reading »

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+50 screenshots revealing Windows phone issues. A WP8 review.

This is a difficult article because the list of issues and flaws of Windows Phone is close to inexahustible. At the beginning, some months ago, my intention was to cover them all, but, overwhelmed by what I realized was a superhuman task, not being inexhaustible myself, at a given point I stopped, deeming it Mission … Continue reading »

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Facebook hands over your privacy to Booking.com and a number of other websites

Today, all my alarms about internet privacy (or rather lack thereof) rang out loud. I was checking my Facebook wall when I came across one of those ads we’re getting of late: it was Booking.com advertising hotel rooms available in Nazaré (a tiny little village in Portugal). Nothing to worry about, if it weren’t because … Continue reading »

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Rautalampi’s ghastly fog

  It’s been decades since I’m bothering my friends with the preach that, in a clever society, some rudiments of thermodynamics should be taught in mandatory elementary school, for reasons not solely environmental but also economical. Unfortunately, very few of us are aware of how many resources (directly translatable to money, for those who don’t … Continue reading »

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Lucentum, el cava catalán que engaña al consumidor

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Spain, undisputed leader in stock opacity.

. Today I receive this information from my broker: “Presently, the settlement period of stock exchange transactions across European venues is: trade date + 3 business days (T+3), except for German, Slovenian and Bulgarian markets, where the settlement period is T+2. Effective October 6th 2014, the following countries will change to T+2, which will have … Continue reading »

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Self Bank insulta a sus clientes y vulnera la ley

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