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* Posts by Andrew Moore

1238 posts • joined 2 Mar 2007

Alan Turing 100: Visionary, war winner ... game maker?

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Re: No Google Doodle today :(

His birthday/centenary is tomorrow.

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Microsoft set to 'do a Nexus' with its Surface tablet

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Who's excited?

I was speaking to two MS employees last night and they seemed really excited by the new toy. Then I mentioned the Zune, and they went quiet again.

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Nigerian scams are hyper-efficient idiot finders

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Re: family or fiends [that's Microsoft's typo]

at least the Microsoftie has the excuse that his typo would return a false positive from the spell-checker.

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FATTIES are DESTROYING THE WORLD, scream mad professors

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Re: Too Many Humans

The Wombles.

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I'm 6'2" and just under 14 stone but when I was last stateside I choose starters to have as my main course simply because of the sheer amount of food. If you really want a good example of horrendous gluttony, just watch Man V Food- it's on one of the deadbeat channels.

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'Kindness of America' snapper shot himself in 'act of self-promotion'

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Re: Makes More Sense

whether it was an idiot shooting themselves or an idiot in a truck shooting someone, there is a constant: A gun was used to administer the bullet. As they saying goes "Guns don't kill people; idiots with guns kill people."

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Rats with GPS backpacks prepare to sniff out landmines

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Re: A better way?

No, because this way they get twice the payoff- First to sell the mines and then to sell the cleanup. It's what our US cousins would call a 'win-win'.

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Given a beardie nerd the kiss of life? There's a medal for that

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In other news RIP Ray Bradbury...

Will be sorely missed.

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Facebook goes offline, shares stabilise at merely disastrous level

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Re: Tipping

Tipping is a lot less 'rabid' outside of the US. In some countries (Japan) its even seen to be rude. Anyway, not leaving a tip in Rome is less likely to have you followed out the door by a wide-eyed ranting waitron than say downtown New York.

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hmmmm......

> newly public company's stock was lifted in late trading by a US market ricochet and a brokerage upgrade

I think this is known as a 'Dead Cat Bounce'

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Facebook IPO plunge sparks tidal wave of lawsuits

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Re: Zuckerberg

Where did you hear he dumped all his stock??? I know he dumped a load on the first day but nothing since.

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Re: Rules of investing

I think what happened here was a number of investors expected idiots to buy big, and then they could dump the stocks and profit. What they didn't realise was that they were the idiots.

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Microsoft launches its own 'so.cl' network

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so.cl???

I read it as 'suckle'.

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Ouch! Facebook slumps below IPO value on day 2

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Re: bets

I think the shares are worth around $1 each. So they've got a little further to drop.

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Re: Whilst I would love to smile ...

Backpfeifengesicht. Oh hang on, that's just Zuckerberg.

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Zuck weds self to lady friend in surprise ceremony

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But...

...she better divorce him pretty sharpish while her 'half' is still worth something.

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Crooks sell skint fanbois potatoes instead of iPhones

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Re: Greedy dishonest people....

In my dad's day it used to be Italian leather jackets- this scam has been around for ages in one form or another.

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Re: "Why is it an offence to separate a fool and his money?"

that's the best way to scrape usernames and passwords. I'm fine with people using my unsecured wifi as long as they don't mind me using their unsecured login credentials.

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GPS rival Beidou will cover Asia Pac by end of the year

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Add IRNASS to the list.

Looks like India will have a working constellation up before Galileo.

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Re: You say Beidou, I say Baidu

Well, Beidou will be pronounced 'Compass' when it goes global.

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BBC deletes Blue Peter from BBC One

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Peter Duncan in Flash Gordon...

His appearance was because he was doing a report from the studios as they were making FG.

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Stuck in a dull conference? You need Verity's survival guide

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Re: buzzy buzzwords

the new bs- used like 'this is a rich seam of information that needs to be data mined at all costs..."

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Re: The clever attendee.....

nip into the bar where you can often find the speakers indulging in a bit of dutch courage before going to give their talk. Engage them one-on-one about the topic, get all the info you want out of them. And finish with a 'don't worry about the talk, judging by what you've told me, you know the whole thing inside out.' He gets the encouragement he needed, you get all the info required to bullshit your boss the next day.

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Re: Can I suggest..

remember when we used to call the 'cloud' the 'internet'...

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UK milk wastage = 20,000 cars = actually completely unimportant

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Re: Soapbox time.

I would not feel too bad about partaking in that meal as the money you had spent with the father ensured the survival of the whole family.

Contrast that with the story my mother told me of growing up in rural Ireland in the 40s, in a large family. Everyone used to dread the priest turning up because he always did so for Sunday dinner and got the best of the food and usually seconds too. After he left, the children got to eat whatever was left.

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Vote now for the worst movie NEVER made

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Re: Would like to see...

"You mean it does email, internet and shits in Kyles mouth? This is the best thing ever!"

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Facebook co-founder renounces US citizenship pre-IPO

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Re: Really?

The primary purpose of every government is to privatise profit and socialise debt.

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Sony blames record $5.7bn loss on everything but Sony

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Re: "poor consumer appetite for shiny gear"

Indeed. There's a ban on Sony kit in my office because of their "after sales support". And I've just upgraded my Xperia Mini Pro to a Samsung Galaxy S2. It was only because Ericsson was still involved that made me get the Xperia in the first place. Now there's no Ericsson, there's no way I'm buying.

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Ape Apps help Orangutans talk to people

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But...

...they still haven't scored 3 stars on all levels of Angry Birds

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VW STUNS WORLD+DOG WITH REAL HOVER-CAR!

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Germans hail Vulture 1 spaceplane

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Re: Erm...

me for sure

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Apple blocking Dropbox SDK over in-app buying

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Re: Children

my thoughts exactly- Apple are butthurt because iCloud hasn't had the same level of popularity of Dropbox.

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Skype slurping software threatens IP exposure

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It didn't really occur to me that people were doing Skype-to-non-Skype calling. I think the last time I check, the standard tarriff on my mobile was just as good as Skypes prices.

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Question...

Does anyone know who Marius Milner is working for these days?

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RIM shares take a bath after uninspiring BlackBerry 10 unwrap

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There's room in the Last Chance Saloon...

So there's RIM, Nokia and Ericsson has just left the building.

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Mystery as Google offloads SketchUp 3D drawing tool

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"Your prize is a free signup to Google+"

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Re: Free... yes, the basic version.

Believe me, Trimble know how to charge- $500 will seem like the greatest bargain ever as soon as the Trimble Beancounters finish their job.

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Moon at annual perigee this weekend

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Any news...

on increased werewolf activity???

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Groupon appoints ace financial duo to its board

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Re: Hey...what a concept!

the caveat would be- "but don't put them on the board of directors unless you are prepared to suffer death by beancounter."

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Hint's of...

...rats leaving the sinking ship and a couple of asset strippers brought in to enrich the top level guys before the whole thing goes bang.

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Europe seals air passenger name-swap deal with US

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Re: And....?

I think the gist of this article is that the EU will get PNR on amercian passengers which they can hold for 5 years (though half the time that US Homeland Security can hold the same data on EU passengers)

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MIT boffins play BUILDING-SIZED Tetris

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Re: Prior art

I've even seen the Tetris one done before.

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Hanging's too good for 'em - so what do you suggest?

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Re: How about...

yep- I was thinking of some form of shunt or switch.

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How about...

Severing the spinal cord at the neck, rendering them quadriplegic. And then leaving them to the families to care for them.

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EU-US name-swap deal actually gives passengers MORE privacy

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Unsure...

Does this mean that the US will finally start giving the EU PNR for American passengers?

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'Attitudes to robot sex will change'

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Re: Long time coming

which was parodied in a Simpson's Treehouse of Horror- Pierce Brosnan provided the voice.

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Irish national telco gets 100 days to escape €4bn debt hell

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Here's an idea...

How about having a response time of less than 5 weeks (say 5 days) when people order new phone and broadband lines. That way you can start billing them 4 weeks sooner.

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Dad sues Apple for pushing cash-draining 'free' games at kids

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Re: Kids own iPad

Same as my 10 year old. Everytime she wants to add a new app to her iPod, she has to ask me to type in my iTunes password. This also allows me to see if the app is suitable for her age, and in one case stopped her from getting scammed on an in-app purchase.

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Austrian village considers a F**king name change

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Re: Meet the Fuckers?

I've always liked Gobblers Knob in PA- Home of Punxatawny Phil of Groundhog Day fame.

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