* Posts by Dr_Spain

10 publicly visible posts • joined 16 May 2007

Hardware biggest cause of HDD failure, says Freecom



£29.95 is a bargain for a 'Safe Feeling' - thanks Freecom or NearlyThirtyQuicdCom.

Spain to get Europe's first major-vendor smartbook



milti ? millions of tasks at one time? you go ARM!

Mass web infections spike to 6 million pages



I've seen this spike through a few servers.

If you run joomla, wordpress, etc... don't forget - being security conscious isn't a bad thing. Get config files out of the root, keep stuff below eye-level. It seems basic but so many forget to do it.

Joomla and Co should really be pushing this sorta change though. Security updates there have been limited in the last few months.

GPS drives father to murder

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I quite like these tales of woe and gore- especially if TomTom did it.

Here are some more upcoming headlines:

Man kills self waiting on Vista to shutdown.

Boy eats hand because of new Facebook-based worm.

All good stuff.

Dell MacBook Air Adamo officially launched


Aww Guys...

I think it's a decent effort. Looks good but Dell are mental to try and squeeze an R-reg BMW 520's worth out your wallet when, really, it should be aimed squarely are AIR-heads and their pocket.

Microsoft SKUs Windows 7 clarity

Paris Hilton


Why not just allow everyone to join in and share the Ultimate version? OS-snobbery is already rife.

The money saved on trying to market each version and printing different labels to line the east-wall of every PC World in the UK with, and reduced dvd-production efforts would allow Microsoft to sell Ultimate to everyone for £6.93 + Vodka & Tonic.

P.S. Please Intel, stop making Celeron products. (I know Intel CEO reads these posts carefully)

Western Digital WD TV HDD-to-HDTV adaptor

IT Angle

Divx Situation is grave and constant- or is it?

Can someone other than me be bothered to double-check with WD that these things can't play Divx/Xvid/Makrosa files (Come on El'Reginald, contact WD and get the facts straight)

This is a major issue for most of the potential buyers. i.e. me and a few of you and my brother and his mates and my mates and your mates, etc.

Unless of course, this is actually aimed at mums and dads who just want to show what they did in Bournemouth with the new baby, etc, etc through a craply converted Windows Movie Maker effort. Listen, I am sure the kid is great but there's a point to be made when a device that doesn't include a cheap fan system that will fail after the warranty is bust is available to the market.

Am I supposed to shell out another £230 for a TVix HD?

P.S. Whoever made that comment about legitimately ripped DVDs achieved a perfect score if it was some mundane attempt at creepy-crawly big-brother love was absolutely right to remain anonymous. It was almost as pointless as me having a go at you about it.


actuial WD specs

File Formats Supported

Music - MP3, WMA, OGG, WAV/PCM/LPCM, AAC, FLAC, Dolby Digital, AIF/AIFF, MKA


Video -MPEG1/2/4, WMV9, AVI (MPEG4, Xvid, AVC), H.264, MKV, MOV (MPEG4, H.264)

Playlist - PLS, M3U, WPL

Subtitle -SRT (UTF-8)


- MPEG2/4, H.264, and WMV9 supports up to 1920x1080p 24fps, 1920x1080i 30fps, 1280x720p 60fps resolution

- An audio receiver is required for surround sound output. AAC/Dolby Digital decodes in 2 channel output only

- JPEG does not support CMYK or loss less.

- BMP supports uncompressed format only.

- TIF/TIFF supports single layer only.

File Formats Not Supported

Does not support protected premium content such as movies or music from the iTunes® Store, Cinema Now, Movielink®, Amazon Unbox™, and Vongo®

Acer turns to nature to inspire Aspire


Barry Scott

You're gonna need Cilit Bang to keep grubby pawprints off that off-white plastic.

"Look what it did to this penny" (see adv.)

Symantec pursues $55m copyright damages


Pig Removal

It's easier to remove than you think.


Download the tool and run it. Voila! Computer is Symantec free. I use it all the time... saves all that registry cropping and folder finding etc. Safe as houses too.

For many families, Norton is an ideal tool. Most people don't really care that their computer is slower than an episode of Family Affairs- as long as it get them to the Thomas Cook site to book a 14 day nightmare excursion with the kids and strife, they're usually pretty happy.