I was just thinking...

Now that we know that with Matt Smith we're going to have the youngest ever Doctor Who (something which does worry me somewhat...*) it's now fallen to the Sarah Jane Adventures to carry on with what was the original spirit of Doctor Who where a older, wiser person takes young companions along on a series wild and exciting adventures...

(*because one of the things I liked about Doctor Who was that a older grandfather - or older uncle figure was the hero - even as a kiddie-wink I thought that it was a great role model for older folk. In fact I pretty much stopped watching the series when Davison took over the role - because I felt he was much too young - that and he was wearing beige... *shudder*. Now we're going to be given yet another youff running about - like as if, well, haven't we got enough of those in fiction already? Isn't that why the Doctor had companions to do all that sort of malarkey? Oh well... I'm just going to trust that they don't ruin it and all my vague misgivings will be proved utterly foundationless.)


Being Human Blog

Ooooh oooh ooooh!

BBC - Being Human - Being Human Blog

Another miserable quarter for Dixons • Channel Register

"Dixons Store Group International saw sales fall ten per cent in the 12 weeks ended 10 January because customers delayed buying TVs and computers until after Christmas, once the sales had begun."

Oh boo-hoo, boo-hoo.

You mean the punters have finally (and God knows it took long enough) twigged on that retailers put their prices UP in the run up to Christmas and then sell off whatever they can't sell at those inflated prices at a discount during the January sales to clear space for the next batch of stock. So now maybe that business model doesn't work so well for them any more. Oh boo-hoo, boo-hoo. Meh. Dixons are such a rippoff at the best of times.

gadget lust - Cowon iAudio S9 PMP

Cowon iAudio S9 PMP • Register Hardware

or I've my eye the older A3 with it's older connectors - all ready for hooking straight up to a tv.

UK e-mail law 'attack on rights'

Mmmmm. So how come the Govt. can do this - and throw out millions of pounds to pay ISPs to store all this info. but doesn't spend a penny to do something useful like oh. I don't know - make sure ISPs aren't ripping us off on broadband charges - or do something to tackle spam - ANYTHING that would be of genuine tangible benefit to the general public - rather than just self-perpetuating their own paranoia.

Bearing in mind over in America there was plenty of intelligence and warning signs over September 11th 2001 - but it all got lost among the noise of all the other shit they were diligently collecting.

Think I might start looking into old PGP systems for my mail - if they're going to be paranoid anyway...

BBC NEWS | UK | UK e-mail law 'attack on rights'

Technophile: Flip Mino and Kodak Zi6

Technophile: Flip Mino and Kodak Zi6 mini video cameras

Dammit - whys the Kodak had to go for quicktime movs as their format? sigh.

But still wants.