Oct 24

FTDI relents to pressure, and pulls the malicious driver from windows.

As I, and many others, reported yesterday, FTDI’s latest windows driver deliberately disabled users hardware. They have now bowed to public pressure and the backlash from the engineering community and pulled the update, and promised to issue a new driver “next week”. Continue reading

Oct 23

FTDI USB driver intentionally and deliberately damages hardware?

FTDI make USB interface chips which are the industry standard around the world. Do the latest FTDI software drivers for windows deliberately and knowingly damage hardware?

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You just can’t trust the BBC.

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Screen Shot 2014-10-02 at 09.39.12Two headlines, both from the BBC News website today, both published today, both conflicting. One reads “UK Universities slip down rankings” and the other reads “Universities hold world rankings”.

In fact both are true, because the BBC sees “England” as being the “UK” and demotes Scotland. The truth is that overall English universities have slipped down the world rankings but Scottish universities have held their place. In fact, despite the headline saying the universities position was “held” they have in fact rose up the ranking. Surely this is anti-scottish bias?

Screen Shot 2014-10-02 at 09.39.00Shouldn’t the BBC be more careful about using gimmicky headlines to draw people into reading their news stories? The BBC News anchors used to be the epitome of good grammar, correct English and decent journalism. Now there is very little journalism on BBC News, it is mainly just “reporting” and they often use misleading headlines to draw you into a story, or to promote a BBC TV Programe.

 

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