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* Posts by Andrew Moore

1237 posts • joined 2 Mar 2007

Global chocolate crisis looms

Andrew Moore

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

Andrew Moore

Re: Nice try...

No, that one's true.

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Yes, Prime Minister to return after 24 years

Andrew Moore

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

Andrew Moore

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

Andrew Moore

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

Andrew Moore

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

Andrew Moore

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

Andrew Moore

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

Andrew Moore

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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Eddie Murphy heading for worst movie ever glory

Andrew Moore

Re: Pearl Harbor Sucked...

I think the song in Team America nailed just how much it sucked.

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Re: Oh, if we're looking for worst films ever

I watched The Crappening on TV a couple of weeks ago. I wish I hadn't. I put M Shyte Nyalaman in the same box of one-hit wonders which includes George Lucas and the Wackovski Brothers.

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UPDATE: GAGA team hunts down grass-smoking ROBOT

Andrew Moore

Re: A laser eye???

it's cheaper than getting an IMU, which would be the logical solution ;)

I just checked with the OS, they have a GNSS station in Inverness so you should be able to get a feed from there. However you need something a little beefier than DGPS (like MAX).

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A laser eye???

Put a rotating laser on the top of the lawnmower and (at least) 3 prisms in strategic places and then triangulate of them.

Otherwise, stick a total station in 'track' mode, whack a 360 degree prism on the top of the lawnmower and have the local station continually relay the position back to the lawnmower.

Of course, neither of these solutions are any use on undulating terrain.

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Just like a real computer: Android gets Android IDE

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"your correspondent developed commercial software on a ... Psion MC400"

You have my sympathies. The OPL on the MC400 was a cut down version that didn't do justive to its former glory.

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Facebook's viral activism is really good... for admen

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Old news...

When the whole 'Kony' thing started I was thinking 'hang on- wasn't this news 10 years ago?"

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World's Raspberry Pi supply jammed in factory blunder

Andrew Moore

Re: Scandal

ah, one of Barker and Milligan's finest moments

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Stolen iPad leads to 780lb crystal meth seizure

Andrew Moore

Re: theerty feeve meellion

I remember the old Not The Nine A Clock News sketch- 'Police today seized 10lbs of heroin estimated at £250,000. Which shows that the police pay 10 times more for drugs than the rest of us"

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I like apples.

Andrew Moore

Indeed, a good Cox's Orange Pippin or a Braeburn for me.

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Global warming COULD SHRINK THE HUMAN RACE

Andrew Moore

Short humans? I'm reminded of the Itorloo in Raymond Z. Gallun's Seeds of the Dusk

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Schmidt's $1.45bn Google stock sale compelled by adultery?

Andrew Moore

Re: Cool...

oh no, I got a down vote. I didn't realise that Rick Santorum read The Register.

Also, does anyone else remember when 'Monogamish' was a song by the Muppets?

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Cool...

...El Reg linked a Dan Savage site.

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Astrolabe backs off, timezone database safe

Andrew Moore

Re: LOL Commiez

Mi tambien

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