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Scotland's BIG question: Will independence cost me my broadband?

Andrew Moore

Re: Realism

If Scotland goes independent, it will lose the BBC iPlayer too. In Ireland we can watch BBC programs but we cannot use the iPlayer as it tells us that we are outside their jurisdiction....

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Sydney wallows in cesspit of WiFi obsolescence and ignorance

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My thought precisely. "No encryption" does not mean "uneducated user"- that's just a stretch.

All this tells me is that James Lynbe/Sophos does not know how to interpret results fully.

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You 'posted' a 'letter' with Outlook... No, NO, that's the MONITOR

Andrew Moore

It wouldn't have worked- he would have switched it on then switched it off

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Girl gamers sexism row: Top e-sports federation finds reverse gear

Andrew Moore

How does that work then?

"The IeSF’s female-only competitions aim to bring more diversity". How do you increase diversity by removing one gender?

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Fearful of the drone-filled skies? Get some protection

Andrew Moore

Re: This isn't PROtection... it's just DEtection...

Why would the drone drop out of the sky? It's not like a jammer is going to remove all power from it.

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Boeing CEO says no more 'moonshots' after 787 Dreamliner ordeal

Andrew Moore
FAIL

So...

the CEO says the future of his company is not to innovate.

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Dixons and Carphone Warehouse confirm £3.7bn MEGA-BORG

Andrew Moore

I was hoping for a Carphone/Spearmint Rhino merger so I could use my Carphone Whorehouse joke...

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Stop bullying SUPER FAT GODZILLA, urge movie stars

Andrew Moore

False story...

Apparently, Japan does not think that the latest Godzilla is fat. Just a couple of trolls on a Japanese BB; and the American media blew the story up out of all proportion.

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Suffering from IPO interruptus? Perhaps your Box is full of the same soap as the others

Andrew Moore

Guinness did exactly the same thing in Ireland

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Please work for nothing, Mr Dabbs. What can you lose?

Andrew Moore

Re: Returning a favour would be nice

I tell people that working on their phone, PC, tablet or whatever is beneath me- "It's rather like asking a Michelin starred chef to fry an egg for you"

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Look out, bankers! It's Lily Cole and her (Brit taxpayer-funded) WISH-PRINTING ATM

Andrew Moore

"The walls are crying..."

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A black box for your SUITCASE: Now your lost luggage can phone home – quite literally

Andrew Moore

A solution looking for a problem?

Why is the onus on me to know where my luggage is? I sure the airlines will love this- "Now sir, if you can tell us where the last location your suitcase told you it was, we will get it picked up for you... What, you don't have a locator in your suitcase? Then I'm afraid there's not much we can do for you..."

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Andrew Moore

Re: Yep

not only will it not stop thieving luggage handling scrotes, it won't stop the abuse they give your suitcase either.

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Nothing's as SCARY as an overly aggressive SOFTWARE PIMP

Andrew Moore

UPGRAYEDD

The extra D is "for a double dose of this pimping"

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Sorry Dick: 3 reasons why Twitter will NEVER be unblocked in China

Andrew Moore

Also, given that a lot of data for the Facebook and Twitter platforms end up on NSA servers- I can see this also being a sticking point for the Chinese.

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Does Apple's iOS 7 make you physically SICK? Try swallowing version 7.1

Andrew Moore

Re: Another triumph of designers vs. common sense

More like:

Developers: See, we told you that we'd have to change it back in 6 months.

Designers and management: We don't remember you telling us that.

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Bugger the jetpack, where's my 21st-century Psion?

Andrew Moore

Re: Data entry on the Psion Organiser

"The huge downside to the Psion Organisers was the battery setup. They had just one 9V battery and if the connection was lost for an instant, so was your data."

Wrong. There was an onboard capacitor which had enough backup power to cover you for about 30 seconds to allow battery swaps.

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Andrew Moore

Re: Chorded typing!

we used to have one customer continuously badger us for a chord interface for his Psions, said whoever did it would become a millionaire. I asked him why didn't he do it- didn't hear from him again.

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Psssst. Don't tell the Bride, but BBC Three is about to be jilted

Andrew Moore

Re: And nothing of value was lost...

Indeed. I'm trying to rack my brain over when I last watched the channel. It was probably for a Doctor Who or Merlin catch-up.

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MtGox: Yup, we're pretty sure your Bitcoin were stolen. Sorry about that.

Andrew Moore

Flexcoin has now gone too...

Flexcoin had 868 BTC stolen last Sunday and they've closed their doors (see flexcoin.com)

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Someone's snatched my yummy Brit COTTAGE PIE – Viv Reding

Andrew Moore

Re: inquiring former colonials want to know...

I always thought cottage pie was made from cottagers.

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Andrew Moore
Mushroom

Re: Cheese? In a cottage pie?

BURN THE HERETIC!!!!

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New Doctor Who's new costume newly REVEALED by Beeb

Andrew Moore

Bugger...

I'm going to have that Alexei Sayle song stuck in my head all day...

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Volunteers slam plans to turn Bletchley Park into 'geeky Disneyland'

Andrew Moore

Time for The Register to weigh in methinks.

Just to echo an idea in yesterdays comments- The Register needs to start using its readership clout and create a campaign for this.

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Thanks for suggesting eBay should flog PayPal. It's not happening, CEO tells Carl Icahn

Andrew Moore
Coat

He then concluded the press conference by singing "Anything you can do, Icahn do better"...

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Reading this headline? You and 9.47 million others

Andrew Moore

I remember The Reg back when it was cool...

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My name is Dabbsy and I am an EMAILOHOLIC

Andrew Moore

I feel inadequate...

Only 3 email addresses here, and one of them came from CIX rationalising from cix.compulink.co.uk to cix.co.uk

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Twitter: It's JUST LIKE Elder Scrolls (no it's not)

Andrew Moore

The history of earth according to computer games...

I was kinda agreeing with it until it got to CrRapper the Rapper.

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Lifesize, driveable AIR-POWERED LEGO CAR hits the road

Andrew Moore

Re: Lots of power in compressed air...

yes, I wouldn't expect them to make a lot of noise.

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Sega’s Out Run: Even better than the wheel thing

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The Soundtrack...

I remember that C&VG magazine gave away a tape with the soundtrack to Outrun and Skate Or Die on it. I still have it somewhere. Must see if I can dig it out at the weekend.

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TPP leak: US babies following bathwater down the drain

Andrew Moore
Mushroom

Re: Good on Australia

ERROR: RECURSION

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RIP Comet ISON: ???-2013. We hardly knew ye

Andrew Moore

"how amazing the universe is and how tiny we are in the scheme of things"

Especially when viewed in perspective with a small piece of fairy cake...

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Gold meddler: Doctor Who is 50 years old TODAY

Andrew Moore

A few thoughts...

Interesting that the Ponds never figured anywhere. The actors didn't appear to be in the after party either.

Well done to all involved for keeping the story under wraps. It was a real surprise to me when number 4 turned up.

Nice the way they separated War Command from the High Council so they didn't have to explain where Timothy Dalton was.

And if you haven't seen it, look for "The Night Of The Doctor" on Youtube. Give's great perspective on how long the Time Wars actually ran for. McGann gets a good send of and gets to name check The Big Finish companions too.

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Doctor Who Episode One: Through a glass. Darkly

Andrew Moore

It's on tonight-

BBC4 10:30pm

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BAD ALTITUDE: The highs and lows of Doctor Who

Andrew Moore

Re: No Shard?

I think you'll find that the Shard is that Shard shaped object, 3rd from the right.

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Hot digital dog: A man’s best friend is still his... K-9

Andrew Moore

Re: Robots of renown

Are you sure you are not thinking about NoNo from Ulysees 31?

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Carl Icahn: I don't want to fight with Tim... but I will

Andrew Moore

Re: "Apple has all this money"

I don't get why he believes that giving money back to rich people is the best use of the money for Apple.

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What a plot of nonsense: Ten Master master plan FAILS

Andrew Moore

No mention...

...of Dobby the House Doctor.

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Hackers steal 'FULL credit card details' of 376,000 people from Irish loyalty programme firm

Andrew Moore

Nothing more to say but

Big Horror!

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Ten top stories from New Who

Andrew Moore

Not surprisingly...

...Steven Moffat appears most in the list.

Still waiting for that Doctor Who/Coupling crossover (or even better- Doctor Who/Press Gang)

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Oooh! My NAUGHTY SKIRT keeps riding up! Hello, INTERNET EXPLORER

Andrew Moore

I liked...

...how Steve Ballmer appeared at the end of the battle.

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Google's Nexus 5: Best smartphone bang for your buck. There, we said it

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If you're not paying, you're product: If you ARE paying, it's no better

Andrew Moore

A very timely article...

I am currently looking to setup a cloud service for a company- We found that the "free" services, iDrive, Google Drive, DropBox et al, could not handle the file sizes that we needed to put in the cloud (multi-gigabyte). Any chance you could follow up this article with a top ten or Register Recommended on the various products that are currently on the market (I'm aware of ownCloud and WD's My Cloud).

Thanks

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A post-Snowden US had better not SQUEAL about Chinese cyber-spying

Andrew Moore

It's rather like saying...

The World Trade Towers were just two buildings- get over it.

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BOFH: Is WHAT 'running slow'!? GOD

Andrew Moore

or having to explain to the boss (yet again) why I do not know why a particular website that he is looking at is running slow or doing things in a way that he deems "not right". Now my standard response is "I will see if I get get you the phone number of the web developer in charge of that site and you can ask him yourself".

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Andrew Moore

Another one...

Users who ask "Is the GPS system down" when they have an issue with their SatNav.

Yes user, a constellation of approximately 24 satellites, which US military and numerous civilian enterprises are nearly totally reliant on, has switched itself off.

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Bucket? Check. Toilet plunger? Check. El Reg's 50 years of Doctor Who

Andrew Moore

Only 11 actors?

I'm guessing that Peter Cushing is not counted as one of the actors who have played the Doctor

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Hard-as-woodpecker-lips MOUSE GOBBLES live scorpion, LAUGHS off stings to face

Andrew Moore

Re: How friggin awesome is evolution!

I know you are trolling but this probably supports evolution more- the mice that don't have the immunity die and therefore do not procreate, whereas the ones that do, get to pass on that trait to the next generation.

I will now prove that black is white and die on a zebra crossing.

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Swedish teen's sex video fine slashed: Unwilling co-star girlfriend furious

Andrew Moore

Re: Mixed signals regarding privacy

The Age of Consent is 15 in Sweden.

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Met Police vid: HIDE your mobes. Pavement BIKER cutpurses on the loose

Andrew Moore

Re: A bit on the late side for this aren't they?

I remember reports from Italy in the 70s about scooter passengers with walking canes hooking handbags.

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