* Posts by Andrew Moore

1389 posts • joined 2 Mar 2007

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Shopkeeper installs forecourt khazi to counter mystery Dublin dung dumper

Andrew Moore

In fairness...

...Finglas is a shithole.

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The Great British domain name rip-off: Overcharged .uk customers help pay for cheaper .vodka

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Re: Yes, but....

We need to do the same here in Ireland with the IEDR

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Pull the plug! PowerPoint may kill my conference audience

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Re: Ho Hum

Exactly- the number of presentations I've had to sit thru which was just basically a trained monkey reading text from a screen. At that point I'm pretty much thinking "you could have just emailed me the PPT and I could be sat back in the office going through it"

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If we can't fix this printer tonight, the bank's core app will stop working

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Same thing happened to me...

The boss couldn't print out any of his documents because his printer was broken.

We bought him a new printer.

Crisis averted.

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Half! a! billion! Yahoo! email! accounts! raided! by! 'state! hackers!'

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Main suspects...

the Houyhnhnms.

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'What this video game needs is actual footage of real gruesome deaths'

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In fariness...

It does say "farming simulator" not "abattoir simulator"

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End all the 'up to' broadband speed bull. Release proper data – LGA

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Re: Can they extend that....

and also "from..."

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Elon Musk says SpaceX Falcon 9 fireball investigation is 'biggest challenge yet'

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Re: Really?

a Gert Frobe made of Thunderballs?

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Really?

A robe made of fireballs???

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The Rise, Fall and Return of TomTom

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Ah, Psion...

Nothing like a nice bit of nostalgia on a Friday. I knew both Harold and Corinne back in their Psion days.

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Is there paper in the printer? Yes and it's so neatly wrapped!

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Another lock-in

I was working in a government department's server room on a Friday and found that everyone had buggered off at 4pm and locked me in. Thankfully a chair through a window sorted that problem out. And security didn't even notice the broken window until it was reported to them on Monday morning.

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You're guilty but broke, judge tells Wash.io – the 'Uber of laundry'

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Re: Where is the "Uber" of washing machines?

And to take it further- rather than you having to handle the money directly, you could put an interface on the washing the machine that handles cash and card payments. And, for privacy reasons, house the washing machine in its own unit, accessible 24 hours a day. And in order to maximise profit, have a bank of washing machines, rather than just one...

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Pains us to run an Apple article without the words 'fined', 'guilty' or 'on fire' in it, but here we are

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Re: Cool kids are all Bluetooth

Exactly my first thought- "oh look, they've toilet-proofed the iPhone..."

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Hacker takes down CEO wire transfer scammers, sends their Win 10 creds to the cops

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Re: Make a phone call

Usually it comes after years of weakening of standards at the management/board level. Controls and protocols are bypassed as they make "business difficult". Of course, the rank and file employee is still intended to jump thru all the hoops.

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Robot cars probably won't happen, sniffs US transport chief

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Re: I'm not so pessimistic

once there are autonomous vehicles there would be no need to own one- Just set up a continuously operating fleet of vehicles and you just call one (think Hailo/Uber) when ever you need to use it.

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Making us pay tax will DESTROY EUROPE, roars Apple's Tim Cook

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Indeed, and when the article says "And Ireland is currently sticking to its guns, saying it will appeal the ruling." I'd like to point out that it's the Irish Government/Revenue and not the Irish people that are sticking to these guns. We look at our underfunded and cut schools and hospitals and think, "You know what, that money would come in handy...". Might help out with the homeless issue too...

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John Ellenby, British inventor of the first laptop, powers off

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Re: Aliens

Never understood why they removed the robot sentries (and Ripley's search for her daughter) from the original film.

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Height of stupidity: Heathrow airliner buzzed by drone at 7,000ft

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Operational distance...

At 7,000ft up we are not talking toy shop drone- this was commercial or military.

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Europe to order Apple to cough up 'one beeellion Euros in back taxes'

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Meanwhile in Ireland...

Government on Water Tax: People of Ireland have to pay the tax because Europe told us so.

Government on Apple Tax: Europe ruled what??? We have to fight this...

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Ireland looks like it's outpacing Britain in the superfast broadband rollout stakes

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Fine if you are a farmer...

Unfortunately the roll out seems to be more about getting fast internet out to the rural areas whil ignoring business areas in Dublin- We're limited to 1mbs here in the office in Dublin 22 with a telco that can't even give us an idea of if the line will ever be upgraded.

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You shrunk the database into a .gz and the app won't work? Sigh

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We had an American colleague fly to Iceland instead of Ireland. Only realised it when he got into a taxi at Reykjavik and asked to be taken to Dublin city centre.

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New UK trade deals would not compensate for loss of single market membership

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Re: Really ....

"and all this doom and gloom..."

It's called reality.

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Cats, dogs starve as web-connected chow chute PetNet plays dead

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Re: More dead cats :)

If a cat leaves a carcass at your back door it's because it thinks you are useless at hunting.

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Did Donald Trump really just ask Russia to hack the US govt? Yes, he did

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Re: Treason

sedition I think.

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Seminal adventure game The Hobbit finally ported to the Dragon 64

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Re: TI99/4A

Another TI99/4a user here. I always heard the reason why it was slow explained as "it's like a city with 16 lanes of traffic but with no place to park". But Parsec, Burgertime and Moon Patrol were excellent games and many an hour was wasted playing Tunnels of Doom.

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Nintendo to investors: Pokémon Go won't make money come

Andrew Moore

Here's an idea- give the game away for free and have a once-off in-game purchase of 99c to unlock the full game. No bullshit with coins and the freepers still get to play alongside those who paid.

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Hacker shows Reg how one leaked home address can lead to ruin

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Re: People don't listen

"they amount to telling people they should become hermits and never interact with anyone if they can't do it face to face."

There's the problem though- Social media does tend to make people hermits in real life. If a family member of mine moved to a new place, I'd like to think that they are interacting with their new community, face-to-face, rather than secluding themselves away and only relying on the internet to connect them to the people they know, long distance. Meanwhile, that person is getting a reputation in their new community...

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If we can't find a working SCSI cable, the company will close tomorrow

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Re: Full marks for extra experience!

Nearly the same experience (no champagne though), it wasn't a faulty connector- it was the "tang" missing from the top of the RJ45 which meant it kept slipping out of the socket. 10 seconds with my crimp tool saved large amounts of money.

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A trip to the Twilight Zone with a support guy called Iron Maiden

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Always reminds me of my favourite line from The Sound Of Music when Mother Superior asks Maria "What is it? You cunt face."

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What Brexit means for you as a motorist

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On the plus side...

Duty Free for anyone travelling between the UK and the EU...

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Lester Haines: RIP

Andrew Moore

Fuck

The title says it all...

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Developer waits two years for management to define project

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Re: Management...

Plus, when management do finally make up their mind regarding their requirements, and you deliver the project, they then start demanding to know where all the features that they never asked for were...

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

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I believe the same thing happened after WWII where there was an agreement to share secrets between the US and the UK, that only went one way as well.

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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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TeamViewer denies hack after PCs hijacked, PayPal accounts drained

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Re: Bad idea

That's the total reason why I have zero interest in IoT.

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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

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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

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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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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

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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

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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

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Another vote...

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

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