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Internet Terror Threat!

In BBC, Microsoft, Technology, War on Terror on October 20, 2010 at 7:40 pm

So its been plastered all over the news that the UK will be hit by hackers in a new terror threat.  On Radio 2 yesterday they were discussing if this was possible and its effect on the UK and its banking and energy systems.

I think we are already being terrorised by Microsoft!  They sell and promote software that can be hacked and always needs updating.  All we need is another virus like the one we had a few years ago.  That virus restarted thousands of computers across the world anytime they connected to the internet!

Now imagine that virus but a lot more powerful.  Maybe with the capability to destroy the boot sector of a pc then the world’s computer systems could be in deep trouble!  Just think there could be a Microsoft vuneriability out there already just waiting to be exploited.

Just a thought!

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Black Widow eats 181 chicken wings in 12 minutes

In BBC, The Daily Telegraph on September 6, 2010 at 10:09 am

The daily telegraph have written quite a funny article on this read it here.  I have also heard this on Radio 2 thought this morning.

My initial thought when I saw the times article was that we was talking about the spider.  Now that would be an amazing thing to see but then how fat would it be and maybe on some sort of steroid!

It does amuse me that people actually want to do these things.  Me on the other hand I don’t really like picking at meat so would rubbish at this challenge!  What would your eating challenge be?

BBC Website Errors – What is causing it?

In BBC, Technology on September 5, 2010 at 3:11 pm

So there I was catching up with the latest on Dragons Den and the BBC website says it has too much traffic and technical difficulties…. I wonder what the is causing that…. have the government planned to increase the TV licence by 100%?