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May 2008 Entries

In the main UAC has provided a more secure Windows Desktop OS but there are times when this can be very annoying. On of those times is when attempting to run commands from our old friend the DOS prompt. What invariably happens, even though we logged on as an administrator, we get the UAC nag prompt! What need to do is run what is called an Elevated Command Prompt. The following allows you to set on up for future use! To create an ECP as a shortcut on the desktop: 1. Right-click the desktop, and select ......

Having blogged about these 'bandits' already I was interested to note that the BBC's Watch Dog have reported on them already!!! Read more here: http://www.bbc.co.uk/consum... And more still: http://boakes.org/junk-mail... And in court: http://www.guardian.co.uk/m... ......

Having blogged about these 'bandits' already I was interested to note that the BBC's Watch Dog have reported on them already!!!

Read more here:

http://www.bbc.co.uk/consumer/tv_and_radio/watchdog/reports/consumer_goods/consumer_20080512_2.shtml


BT has announced that Pace Group will build its next generation of BT Vision digiboxes featuring a more powerful processor, better energy efficiency, and hard drive capacity able to store around 80 hours of standard definition video content. It will continue to offer IPTV functionality, for delivering Video on Demand and interactive functions, and could also offer high definition video, hence the more powerful processor. The new boxes likely won't be available until some time next year... Information ......

As anyone will know who has followed my various blogs last June I shifted from Sky to BT Vision and all has been well! I moved for a number of reasons: Cost - £40 is just too much Content - what was I watching: well it wasn't on Satellite only Picture Quaintly - one of the main issues (Sky told me to upgrade to HD!!!) in fact it is caused by a large tree just off my drive that has a preservation order on it! Sky guys took 4 visits to work this one out. Solution - move to HD and double the size of ......

Sony have recently announced that the PS3 has overtaken the XBOX 360 in Europe - unfortunately they are wrong. The industry web site: http://www.vgchartz.com/ still shows XBOX 360 leading in the others area (Europe). What I have found interesting, though, is why are people buying PS3's in Europe - for the gaming? No it is because it is the cheapest way of buying a Bluray player with the latest software at a very sensible price!!! For real gaming the XBOX 360 is still the best (I classify the WII ......