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View Article  Second John Peel day is announced, its 12 October
John Peel

A second John Peel day will be held on 12 October to mark the anniversary of the late DJ's last ...   more »
View Article  Microsfot DRM hacked
A program called Fairuse4wm has been posted on the net and is apparently capable of breaching Microsoft's Digital Rights Management (DRM) system.

FairUse4WM is a GUI version of drmdbg that supports individualization version .3930 and some WM11 versions.

Basic requirements
1. Only works on individualized DRM file
2. Requires WM10 or WM11. Won't work on WM9.

View Article  I've been to infest
View Article  Police deal with protest deluge

Dozens of protesters have been flooding police with requests to demonstrate about issues ranging from the Iraq war to "Goth ...   more »
View Article  Apple recall on laptop batteries
The announcement affects laptop computers - the iBook G4 and Powerbook G4 - sold between October 2003 and August 2006.

"We discovered that some Sony batteries in previous models of PowerPC-based iBooks and PowerBooks do not meet Apple's standards for safety and performance," Apple said in a statement.

Computer model nameBattery model numberBattery serial numbers
12-inch iBook G4A1061ZZ338 through ZZ427
3K429 through 3K611
6C510 through 6C626
12-inch PowerBook G4A1079ZZ411 through ZZ427
3K428 through 3K611
15-inch PowerBook G4A1078 and A11483K425 through 3K601
6N530 through 6N551

Remedy: Consumers should stop using the recalled batteries immediately and contact Apple to arrange for a replacement battery, free of charge. After removing the recalled battery from their iBook or PowerBook, consumers should plug in the AC adapter to power the computer until a replacement battery arrives.

Consumer Contact: : Contact Apple at (800) 275-2273 between 8 a.m. and 8 p.m. CT Monday through Sunday or log on to Apple’s Web site at to check the battery’s serial number and request a replacement battery.

View Article  sorry for the outage
Well it seems my blog was getting a little popular and I exceeded my bandwidth allocation, so I've upgrade my site and we are back rocking and rolling.
View Article  The News at Ten, Bonk
Swedish state broadcaster SVT is in hot water after accidently broadcasting some sizzling Czech action as a backdrop to Saturday's ...   more »
View Article  Houston...not just Oil but a Zoo too

Just left Houston had a great time and met some great people, never one to shy away from going clubbing on a night. I tried Houstons local alt. club Numbers and was pleasantly suprised. Met some great people in there and danced to some classic 80's tunes. Also ventured out to the Zoo to please my monkey fetish and I was not disappointed. (see pictures here)
View Article  WEP encryption cracked easily and quickly...

Worried about continued toWEP at home, this new research finally provides a crack that's usable, within a few hours.  You'd need access via another connection to a host already on the internet, some carefully selected hardware and this new software, but you can in about 2 hours read all the traffic, and connect to and use the network. Time to change encryption
View Article  from friend winjer

The National Extremism Tactical Coordination Unit, everyone's friend from the Clowns to the Animal rights Anti

View Article  6 Airports in 4 days.. If It's Tuesday, This Must Be Belgium
Today is must be Dallas. This mornings image...

Had a great day yesterday in Seattle, all I can say is what a cool city. Very chilled out people and what a great place to work.
Nice to show what a little company in London can do and have the big boys listen and lap it up. Anway back to the treadmill

View Article  Strange things you find in hotel rooms
Part of me was really scared to read this and the other park went, what the worst that could happen....   more »
View Article  M$ 1 Sony 0
Friend Roy did post:

Microsoft have just pulled their joker out of the hat before the Playstation3 launch. After learning from the original xbox hackers and
giving the 360 a mediacentre, (they did Actually credit the xbox hackers in their launch video), they've now announced that they will not only allow homebrew content on the 360, they are encouraging it!

And Sony must be sick to their stomach as they were the most well known company for doing this with their PS1 Net Yaroze project.
View Article  check in hell or getting there is half the fun
Stay at home, stay tucked up in bed. Thats what my "horrorscope" said this morning. Waking up knowing that I had to got Heathrow I tried to mentally prepare myself for the pain. So i got cleaned up and picked up my last few things and turned on the work mobile. I had a message from 10pm on Saturday night. "Mr King this is to inform you that your flight to Vancouver is now leaving at 12:30 and not the time advertised." PANIC, I'm standing in East London at 9.30 thinking I should be at Heathrow now, thanks for the ...So I get my cases together get on the tube and get going on the hammersmith and city line to paddington to get the Heathrow Express. London Underground don't let me down I need you today please I screamed and woe betide the man who wishes for London Underground not to fail. It pulls a classic out of the hat and deals me "person taken ill in the train in front". I we hadn't been stuck in a tunnel then I think I would have got out there and got a taxi to Paddington. Finally after what seems like hours we get going we get to Baker Street, they is an announcement which I don't hear because I'm listening Johnny Cash "Hurt" on the old Iriver. Which is that the train will now terminate at Edware Road, one stop short of Paddington. We get to Edware Road everyone disembarks its 10.50am I'm getting stopped at every turn I'm starting to feel like John Clease in "Clockwise". Bugger the tube, Jump into a cab the one stop to Paddington. Get my ticket for the express and then I turn the corner and see a almighty queue of about 200 people, my heart sinks then I notice all the shirts they are all wearing blue, they are Chelsea fans going to the charity shield match and not going to the airport, result. Well I get on the heathrow express and can you guess what happens....yes points failure at airport crossover. Joy oh joy. Its 11.20 we get to Heathrow I rush upstairs and am greeted by a scene out of a nightmare I once had, everywhere is people with bags trying to get into the terminal. I'm think noway am I going to get into the terminal before 12.30 never mind that checkin will be closed. That is when an angel appeared, in a high-vis jacket "Which flight sir?" "The 12:30 to Vancouver but I think I'd have missed it" "No sir you haven't come with me" and with that she clears away through the throng and escorts me to the Air Canada checkin, the high-vis girl drops me next to the air cananda queue and an attendant say "Which flight sir?" "the 12:30 to Vancouver", "Oh Sir that flight has been delayed you'll be travelling at 3.30pm, what the original time that flight was booked for?" "Yes Sir". At this point my body stopped work, my mind crashed....the red mist disappeared....I've never been happier to have a 3 hour delay in a airport. so after a nine and half hour flight with no music and a v. poor entertainment system, X-men was really bad the first time, and the only consolation was that I had a very nice person called Kate next to me to speak to I'm here in Vancouver. So it 4.30am Monday UK time so I'm off to bed now.

View Article  Happy Birthday "the PC"
Today is the PC's 25th Birthday, 25 years ago IBM displayed their 5150 to the public, oh what have you done!

View Article  The review of the funding of political parties
Every wanted to have a bit of fun at the political parties expense, well here is you chance. check out ...   more »
View Article  Modern Etiquette
From the Independent this morning there was a piece in Extra about the use of  Modern Etiquette by J.H.M. Walsh....   more »
View Article  Communting
I saw this article on the BBC website it says that the average commute is now 139 hours a year, so I thought I'd work out how long I spend in  on my commute into London, and I wasn't shocked to find it is 348 hours or 14 and half days a year. (45 minutes each way, it’s the same on bike or tube)  Apparently the average on the survey  for London is 225 hours per year. Which works out at  29 minutes each way, personally I can only think of one person who I know that has a commute of about that. I would love to know what the definition of London they are using, is that greater London all the way to the M25 or people working in  the main core say working inside Tube zone 3.

The Math of the Journey
 225 hours =  13500 minutes
working days in a year 260 - (20holidays - 8 bank holidays) = 232 working days
13500 /  232 = commute per day 58.189 minutes per day
29.1 minutes each way

University of the West of England academics, urged commuters to use the time to "re-energise". Reading the paper, sleeping or day-dreaming had benefits, they said. HAHAHAHA they have never been on the Tube in rush hour have they. If you can get a seat away for the woman who forgot to put her makeup on before leaving the house and is trying in vein to do it on a bouncing train and not to look like koko the clown or the commuter with there Ipod so loud that you can just about make out the whole tune that you can sing along. Then you might be the lucky to daydream just before getting shoved in the back by someone with backpack or a handbag who has zero space awareness.. ah the joys of commuting

View Article  Galway

I spent the early part of this week in Galway Ireland, I've got to say the countryside was lovely and amazing place. I've posted some more pictures in my flickr acount.