Robert Hampton

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30th December 2009

Nintendo D(is)S

So, the Nintendo DS only supports WEP encryption, even though WEP has been deprecated due to it being insecure? Therefore, if I want to use Nintendo Wi-fi connection, I have to leave my network vulnerable to hackers?

Well, that was 30 quid well spent on a wireless router, wasn’t it?! 🙁

23rd September 2009

Free for all
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In the last few weeks I’ve read about the outcry over punishing illegal filesharers; been asked for help setting up one of those DS addons that let you load up a memory card with pirated games; and heard people boasting about the “watch everything” Sky viewing card they got from a bloke in the pub.

I sometimes think I’m the only person left in the world who ever pays for anything. I feel like a chump, albeit one of high(ish) moral standing.

29th September 2007

Brain drain
Posted by at 3.03pm | It's My Life | No responses

I bought the catchily-titled Dr. Kawashima’s Brain Training: How Old Is Your Brain?. After doing the tests, which involved shouting the names of colours into the DS microphone (this is not a game to play on a crowded train), the titular Japanese chappy, appearing via a slightly scary-looking 3D avatar, breezily informed me that my brain age was… wait for it… 50!

Yes, fifty. Five-oh. Half a century. 2×25. Clearly that hour I spent watching BBC Three the other night has killed my brain beyond all hope of repair. Actually, Brain Training is quite good fun, and it uses the features of the DS well. You write your answers using the stylus and, as mentioned above, it has voice-recognition as well. The good news is, after 2 days of hard graft, I’m now down to 41! Hurrah! Don’t ship me off to the old people’s home just yet.