Well, after a boring month or so of not being on-line Gadget User Blog is back. My eternal thanks to the hacker who stuffed up the site. It’s really been great working out to put the site back up. And as I do this on a voluntary basis, primarily as a bit of hobby, I hope that he/she took great pride in being able to mess up such an insignificant and poorly secured site. Well done. Might I suggest an email next time suggesting my security is a bit below par?
Well, I’ve been using Windows 7 for some weeks now and thought that it was probably worth updating my original review. Overall I have to admit that the experience of Windows 7 remains positive.
The tablet PC function with Windows 7 does not seem to be too crash hot – but that is probably driver conflict issues with ASUS – you can use the pen on the screen but the R1F doesn’t detect when it is in tablet mode or notebook mode.
As don’t use tablet mode very much this isn’t a huge problem for me.
I am still impressed at the speed with which it boots up. I have put most of my favourite programs on the system and it doesn’t seem to be making too much of a difference. In Vista the whole laptop almost ground to a halt at boot up. But this seems to be going okay.
Season’s greetings to all GUB readers. We are looking forward bringing you even more informative and useful comments and reviews on gadgets we use in 2007.
I hope you had a safe and happy Christmas in the last few days and that those that have some time off are enjoying the holiday season.
GUB will continue to let you know about new gadgets as we test them and use them and try and work out if they enhance the user experience and help us get through what ever it is we need to get through in our daily lives!
Try not to over-indulge this Christmas, but as my grandmother used to say, “There is always room for too much!”.
Wikipedia critic finds dozens of examples of plagiarism, prompting administrators to delete several entries pending a review.
Well, Wikipedia is in good company with most of the world’s major news providers. In this information age, there is often a certain level of plagiarism. Wikipedia is, not surprisingly, no exception to the transgression of plagiarism. However, let’s not throw the baby out with the bath-water. It still is useful, and we suspect, the greater level of plagiarism actually happens the other way round as far as Wikipedia is concerned.
Academics are concerned at the number of students quoting Wikipedia as there only source for research. This is of more concern. A diversity of research sources, which should include peer reviewed texts and papers is critical to excellent scholarship.