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* Posts by Andrew Moore

1226 posts • joined 2 Mar 2007

Farewell then, Sony Ericsson

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Ditto

Every mobile I've owned upto now have been Ericsson (plus Sony in later years). I refuse to buy Sony kit because of their extremely poor after-sales. My next phone will also be an SE. After that, who knows. I can definitely say it won't be a Sony.

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German boffins BREAK LAWS OF THERMODYNAMICS!

Andrew Moore
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I think you need to rename this article...

...Boffins Break El Reg's Understanding Of The Laws Of Thermodynamics.

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Google dumps + from Boolean search tool

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On the plus side...

...finally searches for C++ will work in Google. At long bloody last.

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Linehan turns IT Crowd off but NOT on again

Andrew Moore

That's what I meant- I listed the series higpoints that the programs seem to go downhill from; well not downhill from- but they never hit that same high note again. Still, Lineham/Matthews mediocre is 100 times better than the usual trash paraded as comedy these days.

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or worse, the zombie corpse of The Simpsons.

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On the plus side, I can now buy the complete box set, I held off after I heard about the possiblity of a 5th series.

Though now they are talking about a one-off special so I might hold off until that.

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I do think that "Work Outing" was when the show jumped the shark TBH. A bit like Speed 3 in Father Ted and the episode with Manny in the piano on Black Books.

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Agreed...

Though I did love Street Countdown.

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El Reg in SHOCK email address BLUNDER

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Okay, now on my sixth copy- 2 more since the apology.

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and another copy at 15:52. El Reg must really want me to have these email addresses.

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Better late than never...

My copy has just arrived... (14:10pm)

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Groupon IPO seeks $11.4bn valuation

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But septics don't understand the decimal system...

...as evidenced by "Verizon doesn't know dollars from cents":

http://verizonmath.blogspot.com/2006/12/verizon-doesnt-know-dollars-from-cents.html

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FAIL

Seriously???

There is nothing unique about what groupon delivers. Anyone buying this stock will only prove the old adage 'a fool and his money are easily parted'.

Besides which, if they waited around long enough, I'm sure they'll get an email offering them the same product with 60% off...

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Google planning major upgrades to Google+ ‘within days’

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Gundotra???

I thought Gozilla defeated him in an epic battle fought in downtown Tokyo...

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Vegas man begs web for $1m to fix gigantic scrotum

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Ho ho...

Viz will be suing him for copyright shortly...

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Leo DiCaprio slated to play Turing in biopic

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Not 'Merkins'

if you want to be politically correct, please use the term 'septics' instead.

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Opera brings fondleslab-style reading to bog-standard web

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Nice...

add that and JQuery Mobile and the majority of App development requests I get can be handled with a bit of web development.

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Pay Jobs due respect - by crushing the empire he created

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The way I see it...

Apple never invented computers, smart phones or mp3 players. What they did was they simplified them so people, who where not technically competent, could understand and use them and believe themselves to be on par with the technically competent people who did not use Apple products.

The downside of this is that the average Apple user is unable to innovate mainly because they remain technically incompetent. And it's for this reason that they would slavishly buy anything Apple would have to offer rather than coming up with something better. It also explains that why, when they seen non-Apple companies making better products, they start chanting the mantra 'don't try- Apple have already perfected it'.

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Hero Ordnance Surveyors dodge bullets, tweet as they map

Andrew Moore

Maybe...

they should put that money into updating their GNSS kit. The System 500 that the surveyor is using is over 10 years old and practically obsolete now (it cannot handle the GLONASS constellation or SV32).

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Sony wants Ericsson's half of their mobile biz

Andrew Moore
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Bye bye SE then...

I've always liked Ericsson products and hated Sony Products. I've never had a non Ericsson phone but I'll be dropping SE like a hot snot if it becomes a Sony only concern.

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Gay-bashing cult plans picket of Steve Jobs funeral

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So scumbags being scumbags again...

I really hope a load of the Apple Faithful give them a really hard time.

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The life and times of Steven Paul Jobs, Part One

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On the plus side...

...his death is a boon for tech journalists who had set aside thousands of column inches which were to be devoted to the iPhone 5.

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Apple cofounder Steve Jobs is dead at 56

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Ding dong the Steve is dead...

While his death wasn't entirely unexpected, it was still a shock when I caught this on the news this morning.

Where's the Steve with a halo icon when you need it?

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Ten reasons why you shouldn't buy an iPhone 5

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'a looser of the first order'???

then sure the correct antidote would be to set him up with a tightener of the first order.

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UK punters happy to pay £3 to top up e-wallets

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It's being paid for...

...by allowing them to loan on my money to other parties and making a nice chunk of interest out of it. Also I'm sure my money (and others) appears in some line in their yearly reports, indicating some form of success in their business and encouraging others to invest.

And I allow the banks to do this with my money for free. So if the bank wants to make it easier for me to transact my money with them; don't be taking the piss and try charging me for it. After all, a house safe is free, available 24 hours and a lot safer (pardon the pun).

I had this exact conversation with my bank manager 25 years ago and have not been charged any transaction charges since.

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Adobe: crashing 100 million machines not an option

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It's 'not an option'...

...because according to Adobe, crashing your machine is a requirement.

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Beer bottle shagging beetles with HUGE MEMBERS win prize

Andrew Moore

Here's a video of the Major of Villinus running over luxury cars in an armoured vehicle:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=V-fWN0FmcIU

Will that do?

Great to see that he turned up at the ceremony to accept his award.

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Boffins invent miracle pill that counteracts effects of booze

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hmmmm...

A cytokine inhibitor would be very useful if a H5N1 flu variant did break out (like Spanish Flu) as most of the victims of it died to Cytokine Storm (a fatal immune reaction).

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Go Daddy flogs 50 MILLION domains

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And they don't like you leaving...

I had no end of issues trying to wrest away, a domain a friend of mine had registered with them. He called me in because they made the whole process so complex that it needed someone with IT savvy to unravel it all.

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Facebook cookies 'fixed' as Oz privacy bureaucrats investigate

Andrew Moore

Well...

'Generally, Facebook does not lie'

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Drinking alcohol wards off asthma

Andrew Moore

Interestingly...

...I'm currently reading a book called 'Beer is proof that god loves us'

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TalkTalk still the most whinged about telco

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Strangely enough...

they are not particularly popular here in Ireland either.

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Blue Screen of Death gets makeover for Windows 8

Andrew Moore

Well...

to be fair, I've had a few BSODs on my Mac running Snow Leopard. The only difference was that the Mac version didn't come with any text- Just a light blue screen.

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BOFH: I'll get my bonus even if it kills, well, someone

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When satire imitates truth.

"We even did some statistics on the amount of use the statistics system got too. Zero per cent. No one looked at it - like we said they wouldn't."

Yep- that's so bloody true. In my case, I was able to unplug and decommission all the hardware involved and it was over a year before anyone noticed.

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RIM profits nearly sliced in half

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History repeating itself...

Another handset manufacturer realizing short-term fad popularity does not convert into a long-term business proposition.

Anyone remember the Motorola RAZR??? The iPhone will be next.

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Groupon IPO back on the cards

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I name this...

...The Emperors New IPO.

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Hunt: Online file-sharing is a 'direct assault on freedoms'

Andrew Moore

Care to elaborate?

"freedoms and rights of creators of content to be rewarded fairly."

I wonder if he would like to give us his definition of what 'rewarded fairly' actually means.

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GlobalSign says 'isolated' webserver was hacked

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So....

Is 'isolated server' the new 'rogue reporter'???

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Three in ten Americans urge feds to read their email

Andrew Moore

Actually...

I think we need more metrics on this survey. Like how many of the respondents, who answered yes to allowing unwarranted search and/or torture, are members of the Tea Party, or watch Fox News.

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Groupon backs away from scheduled IPO

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Not really.

Groupon work by forcing companies to sell at a 60% discount and then take 50% of the remaining profit for themselves (plus tax). And they also keep all of the money in the event that the customer does not use their coupon.

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Green energy and jobs will cripple the UK economy

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I think you might be mistaking...

...Green energy with alternative energy.

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HP's UK PC boss: We're going nowhere

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"To the contrary, people want cheap tech."

to extend that- People want disposable tech- Many know that the shiny gadget they have today will be superseded by an even shinier gadget within 12 months.

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A Farewell to Oates: Adios, El Reg

Andrew Moore

Surely...

The correct farewell would be 'I'm going outside; I may be awhile...'

Goodbye and good luck John, thanks for all the stories.

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Peaches Geldof explains Kubrick's 2001

Andrew Moore

how about

'my daddy is Roger Waters???'

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10-year old hacker finds flaw in mobile games

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hmmmm....

The only problem is this 'hack' existed 10-15 years before this person was born. I remember fooling '30 day test' software by setting the clock 5 years into the future before installing.

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Google failing to pay Android developers

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SQL injection issue???

"these can be identified by the addition of a semi-colon to the application name"

Sounds like ole Bobby Tables has been at work again...

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Rogue kangaroo floors broom-wielding 94-year-old

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No rabies...

but only because Cane Toads aren't carriers...

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Winklevoss twins' new Facebook lawsuit rejected by judge

Andrew Moore
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Well...

...given the privileged background these two come from, $65m is probably regarded as pocket change.

Anyway, if I was them, I'd be dumping those stock-options very quickly...

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BOFH vs PFY: There can be only one (on the exes chit)

Andrew Moore
Childcatcher

A smarter boss?

I don't think such a thing exists.

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Reminds me of the old adage-

'I thought you everything you know. However I didn't teach you everything I know.'

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