* Posts by Andrew Moore

1250 posts • joined 2 Mar 2007

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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Global chocolate crisis looms

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Re: Don't panic Mr Mainwaring!

I remember trying Hersheys for the first time when I was in the states. I bought it back to the shop and told them it was stale. When they told me it supposed to taste like that, I said 'Really??? And people eat this???"

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Re: NNNNNNNNNNNNOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO

not a fan of swiss chocolate (it's always over-creamed). Belgium and French chocolate is the best.

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Moody's downgrades Nokia to near-junk status

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I'm reminded of Psion getting into bed with Motorola- That relationship effectively killed Psion.

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Re: Nokia will come good

I think Nokia started making a mess of things (read Symbian) before they acquired it.

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Re: wow in other news the sky is blue

but who rates the rating agencies?

Quis custodiet ipsos custodes? applies...

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Google fined for stalling Street View cars' Wi-Fi slurp probe

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Re: No wonder

Exactly what I was thinking- 'Oooh $25,000. That will put a huge dent in the dividend payout this year. Google will think twice about doing that again in the future.'

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HP Labs chief Prith Banerjee departs

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Coat

[Dalek enters room]

Wife: How's Mr Banerjee?

Dalek: HE'S NOT FEELING TOO WELL.

Wife: Oh why?

Dalek: BECAUSE I EXTERMINATED HIM.

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Google shows off Project Glass augmented reality specs

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Exactly what I was waiting for too. Also when the subway service was suspended the HUD should have displayed 'WALK YOU LAZY BASTARD".

Finally, at the end when he says 'want to see something cool?', I was really hoping that he was going to throw himself off of the roof of the building and the last shot would be the rapidly approaching ground.

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Shareholder flings class action lawsuit at Groupon

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Re: hahahahaah!

Money parted from fool. Now fool wants money back.

I'm guessing he's heard about some Facebook stock coming up for options...

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Re: Didn't they read the bit about...

>only speculate money that you can afford to loose

as opposed to "only speculate money that you can afford to tighten"???

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iPad app that lets mute kids speak menaced by patent lawsuit

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Re: Toys out of the pram...

No, I understand the concept very well. However, being a developer myself I can price the cost of development for an App. If someone spent months writing that App they are either not a good programmer or are very new to Objective C. I doubt the requirement catalog for the App even ran to one page.

And for what it's worth, there are similar apps in the store for $10-$30.

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Toys out of the pram...

Looks like the first party has been selling at over inflated prices for years and wants to continue doing so for many years to come.

However, $299 for a point and speech interface is taking the mickey too...

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Home Sec: Web snoop law will snare PAEDOS, TERRORISTS

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'you have nothing to fear if you have nothing to hide'...

I challenged the last person who said this to me to hand over their ATM PIN, CVV2 code and passwords to their social media accounts.

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Re: This is insane.

More importantly, what's to stop the paedophiles working in the government and GCHQ from accessing the emails and web traffic of innocent children???

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hmmmm...

"Only suspected terrorists, paedophiles or serious criminals will be investigated," said the Home Secretary.

So their out is, everyone will be a suspected terrorist, paedophile or serious criminal. Until proven otherwise.

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Busted in the US? 'Drop your trousers, sir'

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Re: What /is/ it with the US and nudity ?

and yet the US is the biggest consumer of hentai and shißer porn outside of their respective countries (Japan and Germany).

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Re: He didn't do drugs

I love the word SCOTUS, it's just one letter off of SCROTUS. Which is how I always read it.

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Re: Dear Land Of Liberty...

Likewise- I haven't set foot in the US since March 2000. But since then I've had some fantastic holidays in BC. Good food, good beer, great people.

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Groupon bungles figures, slides $65m into the red

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Better still...

Microsoft/Nokia are currently trumpeting its App Store on TV. And what's the only App shown on the advert? The Groupon one.

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Re: Massively dodgy.

I make a note of any restaurant that pop-up on Groupon, it's usually a sign that the eatery is on its last legs and should be avoided at all costs.

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The best April 1 gags … or were they?

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I liked...

AdBlock turning all the blocked frames into cat pictures.

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Apple drops 'thermonuclear' patent bombshell

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Re: Nice try...

No, that one's true.

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Yes, Prime Minister to return after 24 years

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Re: Que?

yep, one of the deadbeat channels. Didn't Red Dwarf go there to die too???

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Vote now for the WORST movie EVER

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Re: Late entry ... Just saw it three days ago: Spielberg's "War Horse".

It's better to think of it as 'The Curse Of The War Horse'. Anyone (other than the original owner) who spent any amount of time with the horse died.

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Re: so bad this one is BRILLIANT

I loved Black Sheep, it's hilarious (sometimes intentionally so).

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Re: Zoolander?

Agreed, I should hate this film but I find myself watching it every time it's on.

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A Thousand Words...

Looks like this poll could be a bit premature. Critics are saying that Eddie Murphy's latest shitfest 'A Thousand Words' is the worst film ever made and looks set to sweep the Razzies this Sunday.

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Quitting your job? Here's how not to do it

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Re: Bah!

I think he meant "bone us"- You know, the usual way IT is treated when there's pots of cash being doled out to all the wrong people.

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With this ring, I thee frag

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No, that's a perfectly valid use of the word 'repair' . Perhaps a little archaic.

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Chinese to burn iPads in upcoming celebrations

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Wow

That is really one screwed up origin story.

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Angry Birds Space flings 10 MILLION downloads in 3 days

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Re: I don't like it much

I found it quite easy. I downloaded it last Thursday and a day later I'd finished all levels at 3 stars each. Now the app's asking for another 99c to load in another stage.

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BOFH: Dawn raid on Fort BOFH

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and a 56k modem (sans power supply). And an original iPaq.

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So, what IS the worst film ever made?

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Napoleon Dynamite

God, what a turgid piece of crap.

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Pair of double-As give you cheap, quick charge

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Re: Progress :-(

The Bluetooth Revo ran for a decent amount of time on a full charge. However, the colour 5MX ran for just under an hour on a pair of AAs (both prototype units though).

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LOHAN's fantastical flying truss menaces kiddies

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Your favourite car...

Was the village idiot called Dave??? Because I think he's working in our company now.

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Lawyers of Mordor retreat from The Hobbit

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Re: $100?

But that would bind them...

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Thankfully...

...Gollum's Precious (a small boutique jewellery shop) in Dun Laoghaire (a suburb of Dublin) went out of business last year.

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Groupon monstered in OFT complaints probe

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They also need to add...

"when someone unsubscribes from you service- stop sending them further emails"

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