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1226 posts • joined 2 Mar 2007

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

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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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Swedes brew up 18.5 per cent 'Ace of Spades Porter'

Andrew Moore

Brewdog dog better than 18%

Tactical Nuclear Penguin: 32%

Sink The Bismark: 41%

End of Days: 48%

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Harry Potter theme park magically swallows big visitors

Andrew Moore

We are taking about a country...

...where theme parks like this provide mobility scooters to its patrons, lest the fat f*cks actually get some exercise.

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Google's Inventor gets short shrift

Andrew Moore
FAIL

Program spec fail!

The project is called "HelloPurr". However the button makes a 'meow' sound rather than a 'purr'.

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Tektronix buys DDoS mitigation firm Arbor Networks

Andrew Moore

Wow

Are they still going? My dad used to work with them many years ago. I still have an old TEK 4111 coaster on my desk.

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Vodafone upsets customers with upgrade downgrade

Andrew Moore

Better than that...

I have a Vodafone bloated Vivaz. Recently I noticed that I was getting charged for data even though I'm on my companies data plan. Vodafone explained that this was because I used Vodafone Live to connect instead of some other way. So I check and Vodafone Live is the only internet access method set on the phone. And it cannot be removed.

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3D films fall flat

Andrew Moore

Interestingly...

...when I took the family to see Toy Story 3 on Saturday, the 3d price was the same as the 2d price. The only difference was 50c each for the glasses- but we brought our own anyway.

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Southpaws up in arms over iPhone 4

Andrew Moore
Jobs Horns

Hypocrite...

So his Jobness is telling people to buy rubber "bumpers" to alleviate the design flaw. Wasn't this the same guy who demanded all iPhone screen protectors to be removed from the Apple stores because it gave the wrong impression about the "robustness" of the screen.

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Nokia loses top tech brain

Andrew Moore

Good to see Charles going strong...

I wish him all the best with TomTom

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Flash bursts onto Android

Andrew Moore
Jobs Horns

I think I understand Apple's ban of Flash...

It's all about money. A friend was showing me some of the Apps he had purchased for his iPhone- Everyone of them were available as free Flash applications for non-iPhone users. He got stroppy when I pointed out to him that the rest of the world gets for free what Apple users have to pay for.

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Queen gives IP boss a bath in Honours List

Andrew Moore

hmmmmm

I can't help but wonder if Neil Hannon and Thomas Walsh had something to do with Duckworth and Lewis getting the MBEs...

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Superslim iPhone 4 enough to fend off Android?

Andrew Moore
Coat

hmmmmm

"Stainless steel for strength. Glass on the front and back. Integrated antennas, and extraordinary build quality," was Jobs' boast.

He then went on to add "People have literally died bring this product to market"...

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Mozilla man blasts Apple and Google for HTML5 abuse

Andrew Moore

Oh dear...

It would appear that "HTML5" is going to be the replacement buzzword for "Web 2.0" with a load of gonks bandying it about to make themselves look more important.

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BP grabs 'oil spill' keywords on Google

Andrew Moore
Coat

Dear BP,

"Please stop helping the oil spill

Best Regards,

The Gulf of Mexico"

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Eurovision website goes titsup, upsets handful of fans

Andrew Moore

Changes this year...

They've gone back to panel judging but still let the audience feel like they are part of the experience by allowing them to text vote (can't kill a good revenue stream).

Anyway- bring back Sir Terry. He was the only good thing about the contest.

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Apple iPad

Andrew Moore

My 2 cents...

It (like all Apple products) is ideal for the technically-thick.

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Teletext licence holder fined for killing service early

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Thumb Up

heh

It's a bad day for the Daily Mail, first they appear clueless about "copyright" and now they appear equally clueless about "contractual obligation"

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Most browsers silently expose intimate viewing habits

Andrew Moore
FAIL

Well that's as useful as a chocolate teapot...

It managed to identify random pages that I'd visited through google searches. And then told me of sites I'd visited "recently" which I hadn't been near for over a year.

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Spider-Man and Jedi Knights bust X-Men comic thief

Andrew Moore
Flame

"My colleague, who was dressed as The Flash, kept running the shop..."

That's a true fan- wont drop out of character for a second...

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BOFH: Forgive and forget

Andrew Moore

Simon's

...out of the shower I see.

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Official: Apple iPhone is a chick magnet

Andrew Moore

Good luck ladies...

An iPhone owner who is "tech savvy"? Does such a thing exist?

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Nine year-old blamed for US school system hack

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I know our septic friends are a little backwards...

but isn't 9 years old a little too old for kindergarten?

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Death row inmate claims allergy to lethal injection

Andrew Moore
Coat

What's the worse that could happen?

It's not like it's going to kill him. Oh, wait...

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Guy Kewney: Integrity in socks and sandals

Andrew Moore

Nice one...

There are more replies on Guys livejournal here: http://hunkymouse.livejournal.com/62840.html

including a message from Guy Goma.

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Guy Kewney, pioneer, guru, friend - RIP

Andrew Moore

Fuck...

I've known Guy for many years on CIX. Always a good person to chat to. He will be sorely missed.

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Weak passwords stored in browsers make hackers happy

Andrew Moore

I go for the alternative...

I always use the same password- However the username often changes...

Still I'd like to test one of Symantec's "secure passwords" against the latest rainbow table doing the rounds...

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Heathrow security man cops perv scanner eyeful

Andrew Moore

Luckily...

...she was a colleague- I'm sure if a member of the public put up that amount of fuss they'd be strong-armed away by airport security and arrested on some trumped up charge.

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