* Posts by Aaron

18 publicly visible posts • joined 16 Jan 2008

Debbie Gibson battles Mega Shark and Giant Octopus


Debbie Gibson vs Tiffany

Fight Fight Fight

Windows 7 — It’s like Vista, only less annoying


Start Menu

But it still has the hideous Vista style Start Menu and no option to revert to a Classic Style Start Menu. With the Classic Style and a little drag dropping you can arrange to have every program accessible within 2 clicks and they are always where you left them. But with the 'improved' Vista Style items jump about documents get mixed in and it's generally a mess.

Canon PowerShot SX200 IS compact camera


Image Stabilisation

I hope you mixed up the pictures and captions! Great looking canmera, have used ISUS' for years only bad thing they have introduced was the scroll wheel and now with this one the pop up flash.

Scaled Composites refutes WhiteKnightTwo rudder rumours


White Good

From washing machine and cooker manufacturer to intergalactic spaceship manufacturer, now that's what I call taking a company forward!

London cops trial 'leccy patrol cars



Why bother? Just give them bikes and while you at it give them a postbag and let them do some deliveries on their rounds. Mind you, I've seen more reassuring Royal Mail vans.

Start-up Bee pledges 'affordable' British e-car



Finally Clive Sinclair is giving it another shot I see. "Permanently hooked up to a network", will I need to run Zonealarm Security Suite or will Zonealarm Free suffice? Will it support playing minesweeper or tetris while the updates are installed like the new BIOS replacement? No stereo, just a ipod dock... do ipods have radios these days? No one would want a radio in their car would they?

Nude Apple iMac pics leaked to web


iComing Soon


How Warcraft reigned supreme in 2008


WoW Sequel


First Amendment rescues Grand Theft Auto's 'totally nude' strip club


Microsoft Windows

Microsoft Windows Double Glazing, unlikely, I seem to remember M&S having problems with calling their underwear fabric Micro Soft!

Microsoft's Patch Tuesday plugs critical holes in IE, Office


No Interaction

"The vulnerabilities could allow attackers to remotely install malware on a machine with no interaction required from the user"

Ironically my PC which had been set to download but let me choose when to install updates for some reason decided to download AND install without my interaction. Checking Automatic Updates in Control Panel shows that it had been changed somehow.

Ah crap, now it's making me reboot in 5 mins.

Now I just need to figure out what it decided to install without my approval.

Gemalto glues DVD onto a SIM


Environmentally Friendly?

I wonder how many expired DVD drives will make it into the bin and then to landfill? Just wait for the stream of people inserting the whole card, SIM section still attached, in their DVD drives and watching the ensuing explosion as the off centre spin causes the card to fly apart.

Sub £200 mini laptop launched


Similar spec at Toys R Us

Or you could just save yourself a bundle and buy a laptop with a similar spec direct from Toys R Us. I belive there may be wireless connectivity issues with this model also.


Government kids website pays £6 for every visitor



They could have built a Facebook app to do the questionaire, reached 1,000 times more kids and saved £50,000.

Europe loves HD TVs - but not HD broadcasts


HD Quality

I can hardly wait to get a HD set, imagine, Eastenders in HD, Coronation Street in HD, Big Brother in HD, it will be fantastic...

As the saying goes, no matter how much you polish a turd, it's still a turd.

The only reason I want a HD set is for playing Xbox 360 games at a decent resolution.

Microsoft pledges to fight Vista 'myths'



"Also, Microsoft needs to get partners familiarized with Windows Vista ahead of Windows 7, as that OS will use the same hardware specifications."

Isn't that like saying,

"Also, you need to familarize yourself with an Austin Allegro ahead of buying a Mercedes, as that car will use the same petrol."

Minister urges end to videogame rating feud


Neither is the best - ESRB is

PEGI ratings have cryptic pictures that are hard enough to figure out if you play games regurlary. I can only imagine what someones granny would make of the pictures on the back of this case.

PEGI: http://www.ihavegames.com/Call%20of%20Duty%204%20Modern%20Warfare%20PS3%20cover%20video%20games.jpg

BBFC is slightly better but the descriptions are wordy and not always clear.

BBFC: http://www.woolworths.co.uk/web/jsp/product/large_image.jsp?product=50994334&image=IMGBC

ESRB appear to have very clear ratings and very clear 2 or 3 word explanations of the content.

ESRB: http://www.playerzblog.com/wp-content/bloodrayne_2_cover.jpg

Scareware package greets marks by name


Super Spyware

A few days ago I got handed a PC from my nephew asking if I had a spare moment to have a look at his PC as he was getting some popup messages. Since this is a regular occurrance in my family I took it home to look at it for him. It turned out to the the most infected PC I have seen to date. After the 20 minute WinXP boot process I found an suite of trojans, rogue 'anti-spyware' programs, viruses, keyloggers, adware. Most of these were hell bent on stopping themselves from being removed. My favourite are the triple-redundant programs. PROCESS A, B and C. Kill A and B or C restarts it, manage to kill A and B, C restarts it. Manage to kill all of them and some hidden bugger reinstalls them on reboot. To cut a long story, and process, short I could have reinstalled WinXP in 60 minutes but I like a challenge. 13 hours, about 10 different anti-virus, anti-spyware and anti-adware programs later, a clean PC!

What do people who don't know any better do I have no idea!

US boffins create darkest material ever


Spinal Tap

On a scale of 1 to 10 of blackness, it's an 11.