Archive for November, 2011
Are you experiencing huge budget deficits? Do you have an insurmountable debt to pay off? Try the all new economic policy recommendations from Peter Tatchell.
Or we could continue to make the lives of the most vulnerable people in society more difficult with cuts to jobs and essential services. Yes, lets do that.
On this day, 16 years ago, an Essex teenager allegedly consumed one ecstasy tablet, fell into a coma and died three days later. I recall a massive media campaign and schools education programme at the impressionable age of 14. Every kid of that era will know that they should never ever take ecstasy or they will die.
Experience (of others) has shown that this is not the case. I only discovered recently that Leah Betts actually died from consuming 12 pints of water in 90 minutes which caused water intoxication leading to her brain swelling, coma and ultimately death.
The lies people tell to children eh?
Following my earlier post on super cheap internet via a 3G connection, I gave it a go on my dear mother’s computer running Windows 7 with a ‘Web and Walk’ HSDPA modem which is a couple of years old. After trying to install the drivers provided, then searching for Windows 7 drivers for the Huawei E220, I discover that they work for every version of Windows except 7! Apparently there are drivers available from Microsoft via Windows Update, but in order to get it to work you need to upgrade the firmware of the device, which must be performed on a Windows XP or Vista machine. Then it will work in Windows 7. How about some backward compatibility Microsoft?
I try it on Ubuntu. I don’t have to install drivers because they are already compiled into the kernel. I click on NetworkManager, select a new mobile network connection, select UK as my country, then T-Mobile as my network. Connection open. Done. To think people pay for the hell of Windows 7.