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1216 posts • joined 2 Mar 2007

Embrace your outsourced future

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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

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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

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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

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Interesting...

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

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Assange vows to drop 'insurance' files on Rupert Murdoch

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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?

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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

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"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

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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

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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

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Alert

hmmm

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

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ASSANGE ARRESTED in London - in court later today

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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

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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

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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

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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'

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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Good to see Charles going strong...

I wish him all the best with TomTom

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Flash bursts onto Android

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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

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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?

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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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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

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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

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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

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Simon's

...out of the shower I see.

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Official: Apple iPhone is a chick magnet

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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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'Racist' job ad sparks investigation

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Maybe...

...it's because they are tired of hiring cowboys...

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El Reg insults 'millions of Irish Catholics'

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@jimbolauski

Using the term "St Patties" instead of "St Paddy's" is also ignorant. And I'm not even going near your lack of knowledge regarding the IRA.

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Mozilla gives passive-aggressive missive to pre-Firefox 3.6 hold-outs

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Boffin

All-In-One-Guestures...

I did this quick hack:

1. Go to %appdata%\Mozilla\Firefox\Profiles\YOUR DEFAULT PROFILE\extensions\{8b86149f-01fb-4842-9dd8-4d7eb02fd055}

2. Edit the install.rdf file there (any text editor will do or XML editor if you want to be fancy).

3. Find the maxVersion element. It is currently set to 3.5- Change this to 4.0

And viola. The only thing I've noticed is the mouse "trails" have disappeared but I'll live with that until the update is posted.

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NY chef offers mam cheese canapes

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Ah, the septics...

...confusing breastfeeding with sex again.

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Crap Scottish weather favours ginger hair

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That's all well and good...

...but is she working on a cure yet?

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The Hurt Locker sweeps Oscars

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FAIL

The 2 best films of last year were not even nominated-

Neither Moon nor Ponyo got a nomination- but given that Slumdog swept the board last year, this years Oscars was all about keeping the American film interests happy.

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Street View spymobiles invade CeBIT

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The Onion are in fine form again:

http://www.theonion.com/content/news/google_responds_to_privacy

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Sellafield gull cull mulled

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FAIL

eh?

Surely gulls aren't the only creature that can access those pools- How soon before we see swarms of radioactive midges?

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Intel joins Nokia in Android attack

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Sheesh

How many bloody platforms does Nokia need?

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BOFH: The PFY Chronicles

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Sorry- not swallowing that one...

he's going to turn up in the shower at the end of the series isn't he.

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