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Yet more cyber condoms

Time for a geeky entry.

I have just discovered cloud antivirus.

pandacloud1

Yes, that is all you see when you open it up. It is always up to date without downloading updates!

pandacloud See more here. So far I am pleased with it.

A while ago I reported on RadarSync and other geeky things. I eventually gave up on RadarSync – too many odd results. Instead I am giving Update Notifier a go. So far so good. I also use Secunia PSI on demand, not always switched on. I now have a 100% secure score from Secunia. The latest version also assesses browsers. Guess which one has an unpatched vulnerability, albeit rated as “less critical”?

For my firewall I am using Outpost Firewall Free.

Update 8 July

I have stopped using Panda Cloud and reinstated avast!. Panda Cloud worked well but I found it used more CPU in operation than my computer could spare.

 
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Posted by on July 6, 2009 in computers, web stuff, www

 

Australia third happiest place on Earth

Well, there you go! See the story on Yahoo7.

Costa Rica is the happiest place on Earth, and one of the most environmentally friendly, according to a new survey by a British non-governmental group, which puts Australia in third place.

The New Economics Foundation looked at 143 countries that are home to 99 per cent of the world’s population and devised an equation that weighs life expectancy and people’s happiness against their environmental impact.

By that formula, Costa Rica is the happiest, greenest country in the world, just ahead of the Dominican Republic.

Latin American countries did well in the survey, occupying nine of the top 10 spots.

Australia scored third place, but other major Western nations did poorly, with Britain coming in at 74th place and the United States at 114th…

For more see UK only 74th, but Costa Rica tops ‘Happy Planet Index’.

Australia felix!

 
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Posted by on July 6, 2009 in amazing, Australia