Feeds

Obama is best Pres 'to beat alien invasion'

But Americans would rather leave it to Batman

Top 5 reasons to deploy VMware with Tegile

Two-thirds of Americans reckon Barack Obama would be better than his Republican presidential rival, Mitt Romney, at defending the Land of the Free when Mars attacks.

While Romney is punters' favourite for fixing the US economy, Obama will do a more sterling job of protecting planet Earth from little green men with lasers.

Of course, only 36 per cent of them actually believe in the "existence of UFOs", by which we think they mean extraterrestrials rather than the presence of unidentified lights in the sky. You know, things that we can't prove exist.

Saying that, 79 per cent of Americans are convinced their government has been hiding information about UFOs so, alien believers or not, the general consensus is that the Men in Charge have been subverted by the Men in Black and can't be trusted to tell the whole truth.

Obama with lightsaber battles Darth Vader

"Back to your spaceship or I'm gonna get medieval on yo' ass"

The study of voters' preferences was conducted by Kelton Research, which polled over 1000 Americans for a National Geographic series called Chasing UFOs.

Given the opportunity to choose who they'd really want defending democracy if aliens attack, Americans turned to their superheroes, with 21 per cent putting faith in the muscles of the mighty Hulk, 12 per cent suggesting Batman would be best to beat them off, and just eight per cent choosing to front their friendly neighbourhood Spider-man.

Fools. It's got to be Doctor Manhattan. ®

Security for virtualized datacentres

Whitepapers

Why cloud backup?
Combining the latest advancements in disk-based backup with secure, integrated, cloud technologies offer organizations fast and assured recovery of their critical enterprise data.
A strategic approach to identity relationship management
ForgeRock commissioned Forrester to evaluate companies’ IAM practices and requirements when it comes to customer-facing scenarios versus employee-facing ones.
Reg Reader Research: SaaS based Email and Office Productivity Tools
Read this Reg reader report which provides advice and guidance for SMBs towards the use of SaaS based email and Office productivity tools.
Top 5 reasons to deploy VMware with Tegile
Data demand and the rise of virtualization is challenging IT teams to deliver storage performance, scalability and capacity that can keep up, while maximizing efficiency.
Mitigating web security risk with SSL certificates
Web-based systems are essential tools for running business processes and delivering services to customers.