Is it a virus or does it just behave like one?

I assume that computer users spend millions of pounds a year on anti-virus products that fail to adequately protect them. Not only are they useless (very nearly) at protecting computers , they are actually detrimental to every day use of computers by slowing them down dramatically. I’ve had this theory for a long time because it doesn’t matter which anti-virus a machine has …It doesn’t stop friends and colleagues coming to ask me to sort them out after they become infected.
I’m not complaining about that , I enjoy the challenge. What I am complaining about is software in general. HP finds the need to install 7 different items of software on my computer just to install a printer. Worse than that is when I decide to uninstall them it threatens me with warnings that my new hardware might not work if I decide to remove the customer participation software. Does that kind of warning sound familiar? It seems very much like the warnings that pop up on your desktop when you’ve been infected by some rogue anti-virus program. A fair comparison , I think.

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Dr Aafia Siddiqui

I was surprised when I heard that the terrorists in the Algeria siege had demanded the release of Aafia Siddiqui. Killing innocent people as they did , I have no empathy with these cold blooded murderers but the disgusting treatment of Aafia and any attempt to free her should be applauded in other circumstances. Her family have rejected any association with the Algerian terrorists and have indeed completely condemned their actions.

 Aafia Siddiqui’s plight has been largely ignored  by the mainstream media and if they have reported on it , they have put her in a negative light even though the facts surrounding her case and the extraordinary claims by the Americans would lead us to a different conclusion.

A long overdue review should be ordered in this lady’s …. And the soldiers who claim that a frail half dead woman could try to seize a weapon from them be brought to book over their lies.

Syria and Mali

Syrian/foreign extremists attacking the Assad government are good. Very similar rebels in Mali are bad. How do I know? Because the US and European countries only support the good guys. Any bombing that appears to kill civilians in Syria is described as an ‘air attack’ , implicating the Syrian government. This excuse can’t be used in Mali. The inspiration to this post was news of a University bombing in Aleppo. Suicide or car bombings are never described as ‘rebel’ attacks. The viewer is left with no clues that it might (and probably was) a Free Syrian Army attack. The old adage is true … It’s not what you say , it’s what you don’t say.