* Posts by Andrew Moore

1252 posts • joined 2 Mar 2007

Apple App Store apps are often old, vulnerable versions

Andrew Moore

I see your point...

but I don't think that Apple have introduced such a long delay between submitting an App and it appearing on the App store simply to concentrate the minds of the developers- I do think it's because they are overwhelmed. Though there does seem to be some evidence that paid-for Apps do get priority over free Apps.

But to look at your point from the otherside. What about a scenario where a developer releases an App only to discover that there is a critical vulnerability in it and can not get a patched version out in a timely manner, leaving all his App clients compromised until Apple pull their finger out.

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Popular gamers 'should play for free' – Valve boss

Andrew Moore

Made me wonder too...

Is there such a beast as a 'popular gamer'?

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Planet with British weather found 20 light years away

Andrew Moore

Is there...

...a black line?

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In-app payment patent scattergun fired at small devs

Andrew Moore

re: Smart (ish)

I wouldn't call it a 'fob off'- more along the lines of habeas corpus

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Andrew Moore

Smart (ish)

Do not tackle the huge company who can afford very expensive lawyers and who can therefore blow your crappy little patent-squat out of the water.

Of course, the correct response would be to tell Lodsys that you do not know how many of your customers are US based.

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Bin Laden's porn stash: Too good to be true?

Andrew Moore

My tuppence worth...

If it is true that this is just black propaganda then it's incredibly inept (so yes, it's very feasible that it's a CIA op). Given the source of the information, none of the fundies are going to buy into it, even if it is true.

What they should have done:

1. Have a low level official drop the story on a semi-respectable blogger (preferably non-US)

2. Wait for the story to go viral with all the ensuing 'what are the US military not telling us!!!' hysteria.

3. Drop a copy of an official looking inventory of said stash on Wikileaks.

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Slovakian cannibal's dinner calls in cops

Andrew Moore

my thoughts too...

Moss: 'He was a fine young cannibal'. And the brilliant anti-piracy ad 'You wouldn't kill a policeman...'

And it neatly explains this story's IT angle...

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TomTom Oz to repeat Netherlands data sale

Andrew Moore

In other news...

Harold and his missus Corrine did not make the Sunday Times Rich List this year- a major fall in grace considering that they were supposed billionaires 2 years ago.

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Woz snubs Paul Allen, praises pea soup

Andrew Moore

Well...

bacon has been known to cure a few vegetarians.

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Assange: Facebook a ‘spying machine’

Andrew Moore

exactly what I was thinking.

like the old saying goes 'just because you are paranoid doesn't mean they are not out to get you"

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Aussie crowdsourcers get A$35m

Andrew Moore
FAIL

Oh great...

Yet another- 'Make the people who work do more work and compete against each other- we don't care because we still get cut a cut from the winner' concept. Stick this in the same pile as Freelancer, Coder-For-Hire, oDesk et al.

Rewrite for the video- "Hi, we're the organ grinder. We don't have any monkeys right now but rest assured with our 'we will fuck them royally' business proposition, we'll have them dancing for you shortly. And the best news- if you don't like a particular monkey, we will shoot it in the face for you"

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Apple breaks location-storing silence

Andrew Moore

Remember

"There is an old, and well trusted, IT adage that one should never, ever, underestimate the stupidity of the user."

plus, these are Apple users too...

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Amazon refudiates Apple 'app store' trademark suit

Andrew Moore

Ah yes...

I think we might have a couple in the storeroom (we where a Psion distributor once upon a time).

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Andrew Moore

Funny to see the old Psion Series 3 alongside

as this was the first platform that I knew that used the term App (even the extension .app)

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Amazon: Some data won't be recovered after cloud outage

Andrew Moore

hmmmm....

Quantify "0.07%". While it looks a small number it could be quite significant if we knew what value the percentage was of.

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No, iPhone location tracking isn't harmless and here's why

Andrew Moore

Food for thought...

Last time I stored a large amount of coordinates, I applied an algorithm to them to change each set by a random (but re calculable) amount- This was in order to stop people nicking the data but at the same time make those that did want to pinch it believe that it was stored unencrypted. I never thought of injecting false data (Las Vegas)- I must add that to the next version.

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Andrew Moore
Coat

Also...

the data only tracks where the iPhone was- not the owner. So if you are off to commit a crime, leave your iPhone at home. Voila! Instant alibi.

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Doctor Who's Elisabeth Sladen dies at 63

Andrew Moore

Dammit

First the Brigadier and now Sarah Jane. My nine year old daughter was in floods of tears when she heard the news this morning- I must admit to tearing up a little myself.

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So, what's the best sci-fi film never made?

Andrew Moore

Try reading the title again

'nuff said

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Paramount to recount The Martian Chronicles

Andrew Moore

Wasn't this already done recently?

Only it was called 'Outcasts'

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Go Daddy CEO under fire for 'elephant snuff film'

Andrew Moore

The irony is delicous....

"The domain peta.org appears to be currently registered with Go Daddy"

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George Lucas 'very happy' with 3D Phantom Menace

Andrew Moore

As the saying goes...

...you can't polish a turd but you can roll it in glitter.

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Hackers make off with TripAdvisor's membership list

Andrew Moore

I'm one ahead of you...

I'm a Chain Reaction Cycles customer too...

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Play.com spam points to malware downloads

Andrew Moore
Unhappy

No play.com apology for me...

And I only ordered something from them last Wednesday...

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Groupon worth 'as much as $25 billion'

Andrew Moore

Hello,

I have a green piece of paper here that I have valued at $10 million but I'm happy to sell it to you for $5 million. Do we have a deal?

Anyway, with everyone else jumping on the 'deal of the day' bandwagon (O2, Vodafone and now Facebook) it will only be a matter of time before that market is glutted.

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Another year, another iPhone time slip

Andrew Moore

Why wasn't this fixed in the last update?

4.3 was only released last week.

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Second explosion rocks Japanese nuke plant

Andrew Moore

Apparently...

...the Japanese Homeland Security have raised the threat level from Mothra to Rodan.

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Japanese earthquake sparks nuclear emergency

Andrew Moore

Interesting....

It looks like Japan's largest non-Godzilla-related disaster could actually create Godzilla!

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Chicken Little report: Sat-nav dependency spells DISASTER!

Andrew Moore

hmmmmmmmmm...

I'm pretty sure GLONASS already has decent coverage.

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Lady Gaga puts the squeeze on breast milk ice cream

Andrew Moore

Simple compromise...

Just rename the ice cream Babyo Gaga...

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From messiah to pariah: The death of open source on mobile

Andrew Moore

The problem with Open Source...

As someone who has contributed to a couple of Open Source initiatives, I have to say that the problem is not with the whole Open Source ethos but with the consumers it attracts. The seems to be a massive entitlement issue with these people as they believe that as the source is free then the time and resources of the developers are also free and they (the developers) must respond to all demands for installation requests, technical support and code/design customisation.

And when one of these consumers tells you that 'if you had a donate button, I'd send you some money'; don't believe them. I've had a donate button up on my site for over half a year and it hasn't had a single hit.

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Employer settles with Facebooker who called boss 'dick'

Andrew Moore

Is it possible...

...that she wasn't fired for making the remarks but for being so stupid for posting these remarks in a public forum? After all it would sound like working for an ambulance company should require a modicum of intelligence.

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MySpace seeks music-loving buyer with GSOH

Andrew Moore

How soon...

...before the we see the same story but with 'Facebook' replacing 'MySpace'.

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Flickr thinks again about 4,000 pix loss

Andrew Moore

Thaqnk god...

...given that the guy did not have a full backup of all the data himself. Maybe he'll learn a valuable lesson from this.

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Photo loss blogger to Flickr: You're f*cking kidding

Andrew Moore
FAIL

Surely no problem...

All he has to do is restore his photos from one of his other backups (his laptop's hard disk, an external drive, CDs/DVDs). Let's face it, only a complete and utter idiot would have only 1 copy of such valuable data (and on an online source which he does not control).

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Japan plans space debris fishing trip

Andrew Moore

hmmmmm....

Any chance that Chinese spy sats lie in that orbital plane???

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Embrace your outsourced future

Andrew Moore

Worked for me...

I started my own business when I got reduced to a 3 day week. I'm now busier doing development on my 2 'off' days than I am on my 3 on days.

And coincidentally, a few of my projects have been to fix projects that went to India/Pakistan/Far East "code for cheap" sweatshops- the original project bid for on freelancers. There's definitely life in the old adage 'you get what you pay for'.

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Lawyer wants WikiLeaker kept off suicide watch

Andrew Moore
FAIL

So how does this work then:

" At night, if the guards cannot see him clearly, because he has a blanket over his head..."

and

"He will not be allowed to have a pillow or sheets."

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Lane Fox promises sub-£100 PCs

Andrew Moore

Ah, remember when...

...Lane Fox thought she was as important as Zuckerberg thinks he is now.

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Steve Jobs takes 'medical leave of absence' from Apple

Andrew Moore
Jobs Horns

Interesting...

...this coincides with the launch of the iLiver 3.

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Assange vows to drop 'insurance' files on Rupert Murdoch

Andrew Moore

What we need...

...is for someone within WikiLeaks to leak all the documents to OpenLeaks. And then we can sit back and watch Julian's head explode.

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China's 'stealth fighter' flies – brown trouser time, or not?

Andrew Moore

I'm sure...

the only reason China has done this is so it can sell a bucket load of them to the US for a fraction of the cost of an F22.

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Top CEOs agree: US is down the crapper

Andrew Moore

"We have not changed the way we teach our children"...

not true- What about the 'Not Child Left Behind' program (better know as the 'No Child Gets Ahead' program).

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Vulture falls asleep in front of Christmas TV

Andrew Moore

Have a Cool Yule...

...and expect lots of messages from the septics wanting to know what a 'Boxing Day' is...

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Famous 'Silhouette' Flash illusion unravelled by trick-cyclist

Andrew Moore

Is it just me...

I can see her revolving in either direction. And I can change the 'direction of spin' while viewing.

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Top secret payload fired into orbit aboard private rocket

Andrew Moore
Alert

hmmm

I appear to have suddenly come over all peckish (esurient)

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ASSANGE ARRESTED in London - in court later today

Andrew Moore

Seems par for the course...

Standard smear tactic by governments looking to discredit someone- Attach them to a sex scandal.

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Sarah Palin calls for US to stand by North Korea

Andrew Moore
Coat

hmmmm.

It's looks like Kim Ill won't me "ronery" much longer...

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Ryanair wins ihateryanair.co.uk because of £322 ad revenue

Andrew Moore

A collective noun for Ryanair passengers...

I was at Dublin Airport waiting to board a decent carriers flight when a message came over the PA advising LyingAir passengers that the flight that was boarding at Gate 20 was now boarding at Gate 28.

There followed a resultant rush of what could only be called humanity's lowest common denominator, each elbowing and pushing in order to be the first in line.

I asked my friend what he thought the collective noun for this herd was. He pointed out the (drunk at 7am) hen party and suggested "Trampede". My suggestion was "chavalanche".

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Sony Ericsson confirms Symbian spurning

Andrew Moore

Pity,

I was weighing up getting a Vivaz or an X10 earlier this year- I went with the Vivaz mainly because of SE's continuing support of Symbian and a hope for a ^3 or ^4 handset. Looks like I made the wrong choice.

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