Tag: negative

Will the Digital Economy Act ever be repealed?

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The Digital Economy Act… Passed by the Commons during ‘wash-up’… Democracy guys… democracy in action. Most MPs didn’t bother to turn up.

Do me, and online freedom a favour. Switch to TalkTalk:

One of the country’s largest broadband providers, TalkTalk, has said it would rather go to court than disconnect a customer’s account for alleged copyright infringement. It has also pledged to never surrender a customer’s details to copyright holders without a court order.

Andrew Heaney, executive director of strategy and regulation at TalkTalk, wrote on the company blog: “Many draconian proposals remain [in the Act], such as the presumption that they [customers] are guilty unless they can prove themselves innocent, and, as in China, the potential for legitimate search engines and websites to be blocked.

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Virus Alert – PDF Exploit

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Just a heads up that there is currently a nasty exploit on PDF files doing the rounds. It’s based on a vulnerability in Adobe PDF Reader / Acrobat 9.2 and lower, and can act through browser plugins.

The best protection is to avoid any untrusted PDF files. Most antivirus software does not detect affected PDFs as of yet. Failing that, DEP affords some protection – if it’s available to you its likely already turned on. Outlook users should be sure that Outlook isn’t set to automatically preview PDF files, this might trigger the exploit.

Peace out!

Christmas iTunes woes

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My brother got an iPod Touch for Christmas, and of course that means iTunes! He had previously not used iTunes, as he didn’t have an ipod and didn’t have a great music collection. So, as the older, techy brother, my job for Christmas morning is to set him up, ready to go…

Just one problem… iTunes was being a total whore. It seemed like it would do nothing but freeze, freeze, freeze. If opened from a desktop / start menu shortcut, it would load up but freeze as soon as you try to play a song, or download from the store. Read More

Random freezing / stuttering / sound loops in Windows Vista or 7?

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I recently had this problem, and since it broke my PC for like 4 hours, and couldn’t find ANY solution online, I thought I’d share. I’m gonna vent the whole process to you, or if you are just wanting the fix, scroll down. Read More