* Posts by Andrew Moore

1250 posts • joined 2 Mar 2007

Google's Inventor gets short shrift

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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

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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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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

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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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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

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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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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

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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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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

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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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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

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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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Badgers

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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Brits take iTablet moniker for 12in iPad rival

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I'm surprised...

...that no one's pointed out that it appears to be running Windows XP.

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Next from Apple: The Pocket iPad

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Wrong direction...

Apple are looking to increase the size. The next gen will be called the Max-iPad.

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Scott McNealy signs off in style

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Nostalgia...

Sun to me will always be the company that sold me a £5 serial cable for £80.

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Irish board hack prompts password reset

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They should change their slogan...

From "now ye're talking" to "now ye're hacked"

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Avatards rush to name sprogs Pandora

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Is it me...

or isn't Pandora already a mildly popular name anyway. I do seem to remember one in the Adrian Mole diaries.

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Star Trek to boldly go (again)

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Really???

The Borg??? Not in James T's time- His foe du jour was always the Klingons.

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Zuckerberg: 'I am a prophet'

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I am also a prophet...

And I predict that in the near future Mr Zuckerberg and Facebook will be as relevant as Geocites, AngelFire, Tripod, Friendster and every other "flavour of the moment".

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China moves closer to a smut-free internet

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Hmmm...

Satire is at it's most brilliant when it cannot be distinguished from reality:

http://www.theonion.com/content/news/internet_adds_12th_website

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The Avatar storage effect

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Yes it's a must see film.

Okay the plot is very Dances with Wolves meets Ferngully. However the plot takes a back seat- It's just a device to hang some of the most immersive, spectacular and realistic visuals ever seen. This is a film that has to be experienced on a massive screen (pref. IMAX) in 3D. I liked one comment I saw online- "This film is for all those people who have ever bought a graphic card to replace the one their computer came with".

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Vodafone to start selling iPhone on 14 January

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Apparently...

In Ireland Vodafone are already offering it to entice defectors back from O2- Available now.

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El Reg's PARIS programme attracts high-flying sponsor

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Okay...

You've got the sponsor and the logo. Now where's the merchandising???

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Chumby internet-connected alarm clock

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FAIL

Already superceded...

...by the cheaper and better looking Chumby One.

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Florida judges banned from 'friending' lawyers on Facebook

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BFF???

I'm seeing this everywhere- I presume it does not stand for "Big Fat Fuck" anymore.

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Overstock's Byrne claims $5m scalp over short selling

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Well done...

All round. I've been on Patrick Byrne's side since El Reg managed to teach me how naked short selling works. The plus side is that now I know what's happening at the end of Trading Places.

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The return of the Psion-sized PC

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FAIL

Fail too

It's a eKing mini tablet:

http://www.pocketables.net/2009/10/eking-s515-mid-priced-and-shipping-from-amazon-china.html

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Parents demand control over text messaging

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Here's a more effective method of parental control:

don't give your child a mobile phone in the first place. 2 children in my 8 year old daughters class have already got mobile phones- so the rest of the kids are putting their parents under pressure to get them one too- The way we parents have reacted is to put pressure on the parents of the 2 phone owning children to remove the mobiles from them and to agree a minimal age whereby it should be allowable for a child to have one.

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