* Posts by Andrew Moore

1243 posts • joined 2 Mar 2007

Stolen iPad leads to 780lb crystal meth seizure

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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.

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

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Global warming COULD SHRINK THE HUMAN RACE

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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?

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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

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Re: LOL Commiez

Mi tambien

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Cameras roll on 'blockbuster' new Who series

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Re: "some familiar foes as you've never seen them before"

Cool, Pakistani Daleks....

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Brit student locked up for Facebook source code hack

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Really?!?!?

"software blueprints"????

Surely you mean"source code".

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Two UK airports scrap IRIS eye-scanners

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The new Facial Recognition system is no better...

Went through Heathrow last night with my family and there was a major delay at the new facial recognition system. It took ages to capture and process the pictures and when it did, it got the results wrong- It recognised my wife as my 5 year old daughter and visa versa. Now why the original images where not attached to the boarding card, I don't know. Each card was scanned and then the picture taken. What the system should have done was match the 'front' and 'back' end pictures and returned a matching percentage, rather than searching through the database of all pictures taken and trying to find a match.

Still we had a great laugh about it with the immigration officer.

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IT guy answers daughter's Facebook rant by shooting her laptop

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His laidback, languid delivery plus his cigarette reminded me of a 70s era Dave Allen.

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Looks like the daughter got a new laptop and is posting on The Reg now.

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Groupon loses $42.7m in Q4, shares tumble

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Errr...

"Despite the missed target, Groupon is predicted to make a profit of between $15m and $35m in the first quarter of 2012."

Predicted probably by the same analysts who got the last prediction wrong...

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Apple Stores getting petitions on ethical conduct for breakfast

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So you are saying that the downside of this is a return of jobs to the UK??? Oh no!!!

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Facebook IPO: Boom or bubble?

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Well, they did go seriously downhill right about Zooropa

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The writing is on the wall...

My 10 year old daughter described someone yesterday as being 'so lame, she has a Facebook page'.

Zuck better sell those shares of his sooner rather than later...

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TripAdvisor: OK, not all our reviews are trustworthy or real

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A better idea...

Have reviewers leave contact details (verified the same way Google Business verifies real data) and make them aware that these details can be released to (authenticated) businesses that they have reviewed. Those that agree to this can have a 'Trust' icon placed next to their reviews.

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Angry Birds boss: Piracy helps us 'get more business'

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No, not original. I played a game in the early 80s that pretty much used the same dynamics as Angry Birds- Only you had to hand input your direction and speed.

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Polish lawmakers don Guy Fawkes masks to protest ACTA

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But....

"paper replicas of the Guy Fawkes mask, made famous by both Anoymous hacktivists and the Occupy movement"

but no mention of Alan Moore's/David Lloyd's 'V for Vendetta'???

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Man vanquishes robot cop in hand-to-hand combat

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I think the correct phrase should be "mano-a-garra" (hand to claw)

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'Space Monkey' craze: Texan students 'get high' by choking each other

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One girl threw up her own pelvis bone.

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hmmmm...

Sounds suspiciously like Jenkem all over again.

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It's official: Google is the happiest place in the USA

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Nah, they'd get Mossad to do it in Israel

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Teen net addicts pee in bottles to stay glued to WoW

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In fairness, that jar of piss did go onto playing one of the leads in 30 Rock.

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Google to join Wednesday's anti-SOPA protest

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FAIL

Google cache- The anti-anti-SOPA browser's friend...

If Google wanted to do something they should consider switching off caching, which I've been using to circumvent the anti-SOPA pages all morning.

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Cops get 3D laser scanners for motorway crash sites

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Now if I could persuade the Irish plod to do the same thing I'd be a happy camper (I sell 3d scanners)

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Solicitors from hell website unplugged by libel judge

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"if every person he represented that was facing a death penalty did indeed loose"

What, they got loose- So everyone that person represented managed to escape from prison??? I don't think you can blame the lawyer for that, just the prison service.

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Chinese confirm Beidou satnav system is operational

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And strangely enough- COMPASS will be its commercial name.

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iPad scammers pwn Lady Gaga's Facebook page

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Well we are talking about a subset of people who are on Facebook AND like Lady Gaga. I'm surprised the number is so low.

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US spy drone hijacked with GPS spoof hack, report says

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I'm presuming the drone was using the encrypted P-Code (or better still, M-Code) GPS signals. So either the Iranians have hacked it (extremely doubtful). More likely an operative close to the US air base (Miramar or wherever the drone launched from) is receiving the GPS signals and forwarding them to a broadcast station in Iran.

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Doctor Who girl Amy Pond axed in 'heartbreaking' exit

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hmmmm, I think that getting all of Mel's remaining regenerations might come into play when it comes time for DW the 14th

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ICO smacks Welsh council with record £130k fine

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Really!!!

“In so many cases these incidents are the result of carelessness and lack of thought rather than any malicious intention,"

Reminds me of the old adage: Never ascribe to malice that which is adequately explained by stupidity.

Maybe if the ICO started fining local authorities for hiring stupid and untrainable people...

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Headmaster freezes schoolkids for Gaia

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Ah nostalgia...

I remember back in the day, when I was a poor 3rd level student, I spent a whole freezing winter without heating. It didn't kill me and since then I had a much greater tolerance for cold temperatures; I can still wear t-shirts and be quite comfortable when others are breaking out the sweaters.

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no chance- there's taxes to be levied and kickbacks to be had from those renewables.

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Cnet slammed for wrapping Nmap downloads with cruddy toolbar

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Also...

the latest variants of Foxit Reader have a nasty habit of doing this too.

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British shoppers are doing it on the interwebs

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However...

I was one of the first people in Ireland to do all my Christmas shopping online back in the late 90s. This year I am doing all my shopping in local bricks-and-mortar businesses.

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Groupon grotty grotto rage forces Santa's chief elf to quit

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Surely...

If they never signed off on a contract with Groupon then they were not liable. All this would have taken is to have the staff briefed so they can pass this info onto the customers and then the customers could trash Groupon instead.

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Facebook IPO said to set value at $100bn

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FAIL

are you saying that their money needs tightening?

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Slip of a lad to play James Bond's Q

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Hopefully they will return Q to the role of armourer rather than a producer of silly toys.

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What should a sci-fi spaceship REALLY look like?

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Don't forget the incredibly dire Stargate:Infinity

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no, that's the space tug Nostromo. The Narcissus was an escape pod and a lot smaller.

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I always thought that there was a galactic 'Up' because whenever the Enterprise encounters another ship, they're always aligned along the Z axis.

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HA

"The beauty of the saucer, of course, is that it’s inexpensive to fake. As a million ill-advised amateurs with a Super 8 camera and a hubcap have proven over the years."

Including me I'm proud to say.

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US gov spunks $200K on busted weather app

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That's about the strenght of it...

having worked with a few government departments I was always amazed at how cavalier they were with money; They really had no concept of its value- just keep throwing more at a problem until the problem went away.

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San Diego woman strips to bikini to look for her chihuahua

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A new definition?

"Corona was driven to desperate measures after trying all the usual channels"

This must be a completely new definition of the word 'desperate'. Unless the desperation here was desperate need for attention.

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iPhone 4S is for failures who work in coffee shops - Samsung

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FAIL

He's not a barista, he's someone who just makes coffee. It's rather like calling the person who brings you your wine a 'sommelier'

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Stripper name game exposes sensitive privates on Tumblr

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Errr...

What I don't get, is after you've 'discovered' your porn name, why you need to type it in anywhere?

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Dragonriders of Pern author Anne McCaffrey dies

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Sad news indeed...

I read nearly all her books as a youngster and was only just thinking about getting my eldest daughter started on the Pern series.

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'Apple's iPhone 4S ate our SIM cards'

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Shock!!! Horror!!!

An iPhone that doesn't work properly as a phone!!! I think Apple call that an iPod Touch.

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Groupon offer burns cupcake baker’s profits

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Strange...

I use Groupon to tell me what restaurants to avoid.

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Coders are creatives too: Where's our love?...

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I might take you up on that Frank...

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