Scareware an Annoying Scam

My own Dad, an intelligent and computer savvy former medical scientist, fell for one of these scareware scams, and I frequently encounter them in business – usually after a complaint by a client that the anti-virus software I sold them isn’t working. It is, but they have stuffed up their system by downloading malicious software. Typically, you …

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Wigs on the Waterfront – One Sour Note

Wigs on the Waterfront is an annual homosexual festival of music which takes place at the waterfront at Auckland Harbour. GayNz.com has posted some sample performers on YouTube. Amanda and I went because my brother David was performing. David has a truly wonderful voice, especially for the old standard Bennett/Sinatra type numbers. It was the first …

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Half a Ton of TNT and 500 Sheep

Egyptian police have seized half a ton of TNT and 500 sheep being smuggled into Gaza. One of my WoW characters is an engineer. I can make exploding sheep. They are fun, but not very useful, except as a distraction. Any TNT being smuggled into Gaza is no fun at all. I am glad the …

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Comments Open

OK, I am giving in on the need to register to comment. I have thought and written about this before, and would still prefer to restrict comments to registered subscribers. However, I object to having to register with every new site I want to use, and enough people have told me this requirement has stopped …

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Cold Fusion Heats Up Again

The cost of energy is the major limiting factor in economic development. Cold fusion offers the possibility of vast amounts of cheap clean energy. The word ‘revolutionary’ is bandied around far too readily in reporting of science news, but this is one thing that really could change the world – economically, technically, environmentally. If there …

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