Scientist ‘infected’ with computer virus

According to The Telegraph Dr Mark Gasson, a British scientist implanted a chip in his hand which was programmed with a computer virus. He claims other electronic devices could get infected with the same virus after coming into contact with this one.

RFID anyone???

Sooner or later we’ll all have a microchip behind the ear like some of our pets already have. No more need for passports etcetera. But big brother will always know where we are also…
With a well written computer virus suddenly we’ll all be called Michael Jackson 🙂


I usually don’t refer to any non-ham companies here on my site but because this is also about communications and the technique used seemed so amazing to me that I do have to mention this here.

A few weeks ago I was invited to the DIY-shop of one of my colleagues for a demonstration of his new computer system and, connected to it, the new shelf labeling system.
At first I could hardly believe it but their labels are updated by modulating the light of their (existing) fluorescent lights! So no need to install any infrared transmitters or to pollute our RF-spectrum with another radio signal! More info can be found at:

(Just to be clear I am in no way affiliated to Ilid! But if they offered me a rountrip plane ticket to go and visit their premises I wouldn’t refuse it [hint][hint])

I finally did it… After throwing my TV out of the shack a few months ago, I recently decided to even cancel my cable TV subscription. I just came back from the post office after sending a letter via registered mail to the cable TV company. Cancelling is not as easy as getting a subscription though. It took me 3 phone calls to even get the correct snail mail address to send my letter to [sigh]. Why do all those big companies tend to hide behind their websites? Do they really think they can discourage me this way so I’ll not cancel my subscription

So please guys, don’t ask me anymore if I have seen this or that program on TV last night. I haven’t and I’m proud of it!!!!

Moreover, this now gives me approximately Euro 160/year more to spend on my different hobbies. (not nearly enough for a K3 though…)

The only thing left to do is find a new use for the old television set. Any suggestions?