Apple recalls 1m batteries

Apple has decided that it’s notebook computers are also too dangerous to be allowed out in the wild, thus are recalling 1m batteries which are made by Sony, which are similar to those that were recalled a few weeks ago by Dell.

We haven’t seen any spectacular explosions appearing in pictures as yet, but, surely somebody will come up with some sooner rather than later, even if it is just someobdy putting some spare C4 onto the keyboard and releasing the pictures, just for effect.

Doh. Sony, Dell & Apple are going to have a lot to answer for.
Now I’m glad that I stuck to my guns and chose Compaq and Acer for my laptops.

Dell users; Qantas says No!

“I see you have a Dell laptop, sir. A fine choice.
Would you please follow me behind this little screen,
oh, the surgical gloves? They’re nothing really…”

So, Qantas have been smart and have put a directive into place to stop it’s passengers and crew from turning into a big lithium-ion fireball mid-flight.

If you are carrying a laptop, it will be checked to see if it is a Dell. If it is. You can still use it, but, either battery only or battery out and connected to the mains. Never battery & mains at the same time.

Bearing in mind that Qantas’ first policy on defective Dell’s were to take the battery out and tape up the contacts, this is rather leniant.
But, to be honest, if you know that your battery is affected and is part of the recalled batches, why the hell are you still using it anyway? And you also want to use it on a plane? Do you not fear for your life?


It’s like, so amazing I could just barf

So, Paris Hilton says that she, like, cries, and stuff, when she listens to her new album, how amazing.
But, at least Lindsay Lohan is getting her come-uppance.
Nobody was fooled by Tara Reid in the first place.
Jade Goody is going into slow decline and Charlotte Church is soon to be shamed with her new TV show which promises to be a total train wreck. I mean, Charlotte Church doing stand-up comedy? Give me a stick of dynamite and put me in the audience, please.

So, does all this mean that the celebrity fascination culture is finally coming to a head and that the public may finally see it for what it is and fight back? Are public burnings of OK!, Closer, Hello, New!, Heat, love it, More & Now magazines on the horizon? One can only hope. Look out for me, I’ll be at the front of the crowd with Jordan tied to a stake.

Bad Wenglish

Yes, cyclists must dismount, but, if you were reading the Welsh, you wouldn’t necessarily know that, in fact, you might be quite alarmed at what that little yellow sign was telling you.
This sign can be found at the roadworks between Cardiff Bay & Penarth.

The top, is obviously English, and, as usual for Wales, it’s Welsh translation is below, should be.
In this case, it’s totally irrelevant, but admittedly quite funny, drivel.



Sneaky Cameroonian bastards

No longer will a certain typo go unpunished when navigating to a web address.

Happen to miss out the O in .com and you will be directed to a page full of advertising.
The nation of Cameroon, which controls the .cm TLD, has put a wildcard into its DNS system, so that any domain on the .cm system that is not registered, is directed to this advertising page.

Pretty sneaky, in my books. But then, it was worse when Verisign tried to do it back in the summer of ’03.
What they did, was exactly the same, except, obviously, it had a bigger hit range. If you navigated to a non-existant .com or .net web address, you would be confronted with a page of possible suggestions, and of course, some paid links.
Plus, it broke other things. SMTP, for example. Because, essentially, every single domain was ‘registered’, if you sent an email to an incorrectly spelt domain, instead of getting an error message back from your SMTP server, you would get either nothing, or an error returned from the Verisign SMTP server, which is not good for many reasons.

Needless to say, it didn’t go down well and Verisign were forced to remove it after just a few days.

Of course, if you are really aggreived by the fact that Cameroon want your typos, you could just edit your hosts file to send *.cm to (or similar), thus rendering the entire TLD out of your range. I mean, when was the last time you visited a Cameroonian website?

Check out my Cameroonian website, if you will.