Nikon punishes Cuban boy for Castro

Apparently, some 12 year old Cuban kid can’t get his prize in a competition because the camera contains parts embargoed by the US.

The US drew up the list in 1962 during the Cuban missile crisis. Apparently it is very worried about 12 year olds getting their paws on digital cameras in case they disassemble it and build a nuclear missile.


Nikon punishes Cuban boy for Castro

Macs have bizarre errors too

See? I actually have about 50GB free, so, uh, -3B should fit just fine. Probably.

Test post from phone

Just to see if it works!

Clive Sinclair (and me) on TV

This video is actually from 2003, but it’s only recently that I’ve managed to convert it and upload it to Google Video.

It’s a clip of a BBC programme called Inside Out, which covers local stories about local people. I was interviewed about Clive Sinclair, and showed off my Sinclair collection.

PS3 Controller: Even Worse Than PS2

IGN have been allowed to have a play with what is essentially the final PS3 hardware. Despite being mostly positive about the console, one bit sticks out – the controller.

Although much the same as the PS2 Dual Shock 2 pad, only without the “shock” as Sony wouldn’t stump up money to appease the rumble technology patent holder, the “SIXAXIS” pad holds some other more nasty shocks. Firstly, it’s cheap and plasticky, but more important than that are the new L2 and R2 triggers. Hurrah for Sony finally realising that analogue triggers are ace and all, but they’ve already broken them. They’re convex (not concave like every other pad with them ever) and slippery. So your fingers slip off them with easy. In addition, they’re stupidly placed so you can’t actually press them with your fingers properly. Genius.

And that isn’t all! It isn’t mentioned in the IGN article, but it now appears that in order to “bind” the new pads wirelessly to the PS3 console, you have to connect them up with a cable each time you turn the console one. Yes, that’s right. The wireless controllers need to use a wire. Excellent, Sony, just excellent.

IGN: PlayStation 3 Hands-on

Don’t Sit Under the Apple Tree

Apparently, Mr Larry Bodine had a bit of trouble with his brand new dual-G5 Power Mac. I’m not surprised, as most of what it supposedly came installed with simply doesn’t exist. His tirade against Apple is somewhat lacking in facts, and he seems unsure as to what actual software he’s running.

In one paragraph, he states he’s struggled along with Internet Explorer 5.0, but in another he’s using Tiger’s widgets. The killer is, IE5.0 won’t run on, and doesn’t come with, Tiger.

He also blasts Office for Mac saying it lacks features of the Windows version, but the only feature he can name is also missing from the Windows version. Silly man.

Legal Technology – Commentary: Don’t Sit Under the Apple Tree

I’ve emailed him with a few “corrections”. Lets see if he replies. I bet he won’t, as he’ll be swamped by real hardline Mac users…