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Huge shift in support from Microsoft

The BBC may face legal action after reporting that a potential security hole in Micrososft’s flagship new ‘Vista’ Operating System could potentially allow remote users to issue VOIP (Voice Over IP) speech recognition for commands such as ‘copy’ and ‘delete’. … Continue reading

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Sky News – for those subtle moments

The announcer (shown in a smaller overlaid frame to the main backgroung footage) stated that American troops had moved into a troubled area of Afganistan in the hope of ‘winning the hearts and minds’ of the locals. Just as he … Continue reading

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Save the hassle

This link regarding “User paid to uninstall Windows XP” http://news.bbc.co.uk/go/em/fr/-/1/hi/technology/6144782.stm is interesting, though I would advise anyone who wants to buy a machine on which to run linux to purchase it without the OS being pre-installed at all (even if … Continue reading

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Good news and bad news

I had an MSN message from Dave yesterday telling me my letter to .net magazine was published as the star letter. Eager to see what my prize was (since I’d forgotten having written) I opened my copy of the magazine. … Continue reading

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Rural world has DAB

At last, I can receive radio without having to do so via the internet or Satellite TV 🙂 We have little or no analogue signal so I have been checking my postcode for three years to see if I can … Continue reading

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Virgin on the ridiculous

“Virgin Galactic is constructing up to seven commercial spaceships that will fly 87 miles (156 kilometres) above the earth’s surface to give passengers about 5 minutes of weightlessness. Commercial flights to space could be taking off from Britain within five … Continue reading

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Time to fight the Demon

According to a letter in .net magazine this month, for the past three years a Demon customer has been charged £235 per annum for email forwarding. I thought that kind of robbery had died with Dick Turpin. It seems that … Continue reading

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