Star Trek

This is just nuts, but true. These guys have released a free AV product that does not require you to uninstall your existing AV. And it is written in the Klingon language? You have to visit their website just to see this one. A VERY clever marketing gimmic if you ask me.  Here’s a preview:

 

Why did we translate it into Klingon?

Our routine monitoring of sub-space transmissions alerted Sophos that the loss of the Klingon battlecruiser Klothos was not due to Romulan incursion into the Khitomer system, but a result of trying to remove VBS/PeachyPDF-A from the battle computer using M’swoN’kar after Commander Kor opened an attachment from the system S’cam-419.

Immediately our Product Marketing away team embarked on a mission to explore strange new worlds, to seek out new life and flog them Network Access Control solutions. Sadly they chose Qo’noS as their first destination and when their severed heads were beamed back to Sophos, the engineering team created this software, not in a spontaneous display of gratitude to the Klingon race (as the Register would have you believe) but to honour their memory.

Test your existing anti-virus protection

  • Scans without the need to uninstall or disable your existing anti-virus.
  • Runs on Windows 2000/XP/2003/Vista.
    This software has compatibility issues with the version of msxml4.dll used by cloaking devices on Romulan-modded D7-class battle cruisers. Installing this software on such vessels is punishable by ordeal of Ginst’a'Ed.
  • Uses a single scan to detect viruses, spyware and adware – including zero-day threats.
  • Updates automatically for 30 Galactic standard days.

Beam me up…

This is great stuff. The American astronaut was inspired by the TV series to become an astrronaut. NASA encoded the new movie for them and “beamed it up” to them this weekend.

See this NYT article for details.

Majel Barrett Roddenberry has been in every Star Trek series and movie. She lost her battle with leukemia at age 76 this week. I will miss her.

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