* Posts by Andrew Moore

1355 posts • joined 2 Mar 2007

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Brexit? Cutting the old school tie would do more for Brit tech world

Andrew Moore

The problem is that the EU might be on the verge of cancelling TTIP and you may find yourself post-Brexit in a situation where the conservatives enact it in the UK...

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Microsoft won't back down from Windows 10 nagware 'trick'

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Re: "You should probably double bag it when browsing with windows."

I think the version of "double bagging" he is talking about is where you put a brown paper bag on your head, just in case the one on Windows 10 falls off...

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Hulk Hogan's sex tape, a Silicon Valley billionaire, and a $10m revenge plot to destroy Gawker

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Surely...

...if a third party funded the case then it is considered champerty (and possibly barratry)- is this legal in America?

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Troll seeks toll because iPhones work

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Troll toll?

If You Wanna Get Into That Boy's soul, You gotta pay the Troll Toll

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Sky! Blue!, Oceans! Wet!, Yahoo! Overvalued!

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Re: $55 million

Downvoted by a CEO I guess- One who expects their greasy wad of cash come rain or shine...

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Re: All things come to an end

A young business woman I saw do a presentation recently asked for feedback from the audience on how they think she could make her company more successful. My advice was "Never appoint an accountant to the company board"

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Re: Let the Bidding begin!

I have some lint I found in my belly button.

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SHOCK: GM crops are good for you and the planet, reckon boffins

Andrew Moore

Hmmmm...

I'd be more inclined towards GM crops if such things as "Terminator Genes" didn't exist.

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'Knucklehead' Kansas bloke shoots self in foot

Andrew Moore

Re: Guns don't kill people...

better- Guns don't kill people, americans with guns kill people.

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Greenpeace leaks TTIP texts, reveals strained negotiations

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Re: Secret treaties, silenced majority

This is the same Cecilia Malmström that publicly stated that she does not get her mandate from the citizens of Europe. So yet another unelected mandarin.

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Clucking hell! Farcical free-range egg standard pecked apart by app

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Re: omitted

my chickens always love to wander around the garden, they've even dug themselves a favourite spot/dirt bath under one of the fir trees. Yes, they do not like the rain, and a wet chicken produces less eggs. I average 5-6 eggs a week each from my two...

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Andrew Moore

Thus has it ever been...

One day a small farmer, looking to sell his eggs, hit on the idea of advertising them as "free range eggs". This struck a cord with consumers and soon they were queueing round the block to buy his eggs.

But this upset his neighbour, Mr Factory Farmed Hens. He was jealous and he went to his paid-for politician and said "The term 'free range' is unregulated. The government need to define it and more importantly define who can use it." And the government granted Mr Factory Farmed Hens a well paid place on their newly setup quango where he quickly set about enacting legislation and licensing which effectively allowed him to call his factory hens and the eggs that they produced "free range". As for the small farmer- the new legislation was so restrictive and the new licensing so expensive, he was banned from ever using the term again.

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Fujitsu Services hacks bonuses to pay for minimum wage hike

Andrew Moore

Of course...

now there's no loyalty bonus, there's nothing from stopping people from leaving (and letting HR know that's the reason for leaving during the exit interview)

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FBI Director defends iPhone 5C unlock tool that's obviously going to leak into wrong hands

Andrew Moore

Re: That backdrop...

America doesn't have a democracy. At best it has what can be called a "representative democracy". Due to the Electoral College it is possible for one candidate to receive the most votes and still lose which would not be possible in a true democracy.

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Nest's bricking of Revolv serves as wake-up call to industry

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Re: Here's how the competing IoT market will shake out

"Google is pushing a solution called Brillo that is based on android and open source."

So I've I equipped my gaff with this kit, it would be known as a "Brillo Pad"...

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What's all this? Welcome to The Register's News Bytes

Andrew Moore

Another vote...

for getting rid of it- even blocking it via CSS leaves horrible gaps.

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'Panama papers' came from email server hack at Mossack Fonseca

Andrew Moore

I'm waiting for...

...the "stiff" reprisals against the Mossak Foneseca staff. They've made a lot of psychopaths very unhappy.

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How one developer just broke Node, Babel and thousands of projects in 11 lines of JavaScript

Andrew Moore

Re: Left padding

exactly what I was thinking- after checking ch and len were valid, it should just be a case of

return ch.repeat(len-length(str))+str;

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Amex 'fesses up: Your credit card data was nicked ... and it's taken three years to admit it

Andrew Moore

Re: Three years!

I would guess it's because in America, card fraud is a liability of the customer to prove that fraud has taken place, whereas (in the rest of the world) it's up to the credit card company.

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Top rocket exec quits after telling the truth about SpaceX price war

Andrew Moore

ditto- I thought he was going to finish it with "...and at the end of the day you know they are both going to get screwed- one figuratively and the other literally."

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El avión de papel del proyecto PARIS aterriza en un libro de texto

Andrew Moore

Bueno

Mucho mas articules en espanol por favor.

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BBC telly tax drops onto telly-free households. Cough up, iPlayer fans

Andrew Moore

Re: Then start showing ads

same in Ireland- we pay for a TV license, the government props them up with taxpayers money, and they show adverts. And now they are talking about implementing a "Broadcast Tax" on top of that.

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"Err, they do actually. I've come across a couple of news sites in the last few weeks that stop you reading the content if you don't disable the ad-blocker"

I've noticed this too- a quick edit of their CSS soon gets me the content though...

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BOFH: This laptop has ceased to be. And it's pub o'clock soon

Andrew Moore

Re: Quibblage

surely that's "no two laptops will occupy the same orbit while there are empty orbits available"

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Donald Trump promises 'such trouble' for Jeff Bezos and Amazon

Andrew Moore

Re: Inherited Wealth

"You Brits should probably refrain from comment. You're hopelessly uninformed on this topic."

We have a thing called "free speech"- you might have heard of it.

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Google human-like robot brushes off beating by puny human – this is how Skynet starts

Andrew Moore

Battletech...

Isn't Atlas the massive 100 ton Battlemech?

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Bleeping Computer sued by Enigma Software over moderator's forum post

Andrew Moore

Re: Shady moi?

El Reg is now going to get sued because of that comment.

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Yelp minimum wage row shines spotlight on … broke, fired employee

Andrew Moore

Re: At least Murica still has call centres!

But Birmingham is Little India...

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Re: speak for yourselft

"Rich people buy more stuff.... ie pay more taxes"

No they don't- you might want to check out (rich person) Nick Hanauer's view on this- A person making 1000 times more than an average worker does not buy 1000 times more groceries.

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Samsung Galaxy S7 and S7 Edge: Betting on VR with a dash of Vulkan

Andrew Moore

maybe then all you need to do is tighten direct access when it comes loose.

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Good thing this dev quit. I'd have fired him. Out of a cannon. Into the sun

Andrew Moore

Re: All code should be rewritten from scratch...

until you get good at coding- then you can get away with writing it 1.5 times.

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Blighty cops nab Brit teen for 'hacking' CIA Brennan's AOL email

Andrew Moore

Please...

Can we get rid of the term "dropped" when meaning "released"

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When customers try to be programmers: 'I want this CHANGED TO A ZERO ASAP'

Andrew Moore

I'm going with two "engineers"

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Women account for just one fifth of the EU’s 8m IT jobs

Andrew Moore

Re: Seriously?

Exactly what I was thinking- the article did not appear to demonstrate that there was any "barrier to entry"

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No £160m for you: BT to receive termination notice from Cornwall before Christmas

Andrew Moore

Re: I may be old fashioned but...

because money (and government pork at that).

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Mozilla looses Firefox 43, including Windows 64-bit variant

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The headline is going to confuse a few people...

"Mozilla looses Firefox 43? I wonder how they loost it..."

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IBM kills Hack A Hair Dryer women-in-tech vid after backlash

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So....

...are they saying that only men should be allowed to hack hair dryers?

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Outsourcer didn't press ON switch, so Reg reader flew 15 hours to do the job

Andrew Moore

I had something similar but it was a cleaner that had unplugged a computer in order to plug her hoover in. The look on the customer's face when I went to the socket and plugged it back in...

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Doctor Who: Even the TARDIS key can't unpick the chronolock in Face the Raven

Andrew Moore

Re: 9/10

everyone know there's no such thing as a Sanity Clause

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Re: What a corker!

My thought was "Neverwhere" straight away. Had to check to see if Gaiman wrote the episode. Ashildr did a very passable impression of Door.

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Whither Torchwood?

I was really surprised to find that it wasn't Torchwood behind the whole thing. Aliens hidden in London? Advanced tech? RetCon? Had TW written all over it. And remember, the Doctor did tell Ashildr about Captain Jack.

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Fully working U-Boat Enigma machine sells for $365,000

Andrew Moore

Err...

The photo seems to show an M3 rather than an M4

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BBC shuts off iPlayer to UK VPNs, cutting access to overseas fans

Andrew Moore

Re: Why shouldn't the BBC be allowed to protect their property?

No- it's the opposite: Something that you've paid for should be available to you.

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Re: Why can't the BBC offer a subscription to iPlayer for those overseas

In Ireland, I pay a TV license and have to watch adverts on the channels I paid a license for- I'd happily give that money to the BBC- especially as I only watch the local stations for the US series that they show before the UK does (Homeland for example)

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Noughty by nature: Uncharted: The Nathan Drake Collection and Rock Band 4

Andrew Moore

I think I'll wait for Guitar Hero Live- the song list is longer (and much better)

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Facebook and Twitter queen Taylor Swift: Facebook and Twitter are RUBBISH

Andrew Moore

Re: SCOTUS too.

I'm trying to get that expanded to the Supreme Court Representatives Of The United States

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GCHQ's exploding doughnut threatens to ooze into innocent field

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Re: there's an opportunity here

If I was then, I'd get the helvetica...

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Terror in the Chernobyl dead zone: Life - of a wild kind - burgeons

Andrew Moore

OH MY GOD!!!

THE WOLVES ARE WALKING ON WATER?!?!?!?!

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Ten years on: Ronnie Barker, Pismonouncers Unanimous founder, remembered

Andrew Moore

The Phantom Raspberry Blower Of Old London Town...

...co-written with Spike Milligan if I remember.

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Doctor Who's Under the Lake splits Reg scribes: This Alien homage thing – good or bad?

Andrew Moore

Re: Viewer "fatigue"?

Surely if Viewer Fatigue was a thing, Eastenders and Coronation Street would have disappeared years ago.

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