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* Posts by Andrew Moore

1238 posts • joined 2 Mar 2007

Fired IT director admits $94k rampage on organ bank

Andrew Moore

Ah nostalgia...

The first time I ever hacked a system (a VAX mainframe), I got caught because I returned to cover my tracks and the sys admins were waiting for me. Learnt a powerful lesson that day.

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BOFH: Spontaneous Legal Combustion

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Ahhhh....

The Bastard Lawyer from Hell

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Google Chocolate Factory patents Data Center Navy

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Piracy!!!

How soon before the Boys from Somalia start taking these over and then downloading all the MP3s for the international market.

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Koreans cook up glow-in-the-dark beagles

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So Korea...

...has developed a food source that can be eaten in the dark. Take that Restaurant Noir!

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Pig plague and Twitter: The terrifying truth

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Hysteria...

Front page headline last night on an Irish newspaper "PIG FLU TERROR REACHES IRELAND". Sheesh.

Just to put this into perspective- Ordinary flu kills 36,000 every year in the US alone.

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Pig plague 2.0: Can't spell 'pandemic' without 'panic'

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I remember...

The last time we had Swine Flu in Ireland it was called Blue Flu...

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GeoCities demolished

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Dear Facebook...

here's your future.

Signed

The Web 3.0

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Ireland scraps evoting in favour of 'stupid old pencils'

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Some corrections:

@Stan- regarding "Wonder if they will piggyback this one on another issue it 's impossible to vote "no" to as well?"- Sorry that's an uniquely american issue- Doesn't happen here in Ireland.

@RW- regarding "Never heard of the machines being at fault"- What about all that "hanging chad" crap we had to endure after the 2000 elections?

@Ponder Stebbins- "The only people that should take a hit is our Irish TDs, preferably between the eyes." Agreed. These are the bastards that refuse to give up their "long service bonuses" even though it was decided in the budget.

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Pirate Bay judge and pro-copyright lobbyist accused of bias

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Eck

That's a worse mangling of the Apocalypse Now quote than the popular but incorrect "I love the smell of napalm in the morning- it smells of victory"

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The McNealy and Schwartz Sun legacy

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So what happens to MySQL now???

Surely Oracle do not want a competing SQL platform as part of their portfolio.

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Symbian balances on an Atom

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WOW!!!

Symbian running on a NetBook- Who'd have thought such a thing!!!

Oh yeah- Psion...

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BOFH: Grand Theft Auto

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YES

Symantec and Lotus Notes!!!

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Subsidized netbook model could sweep away 20 years of PC history

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Jobs Horns

errr....

“We don’t know how to build a sub-$500 computer that is not a piece of junk”

also

“We don’t know how to build a $500-plus computer that is not a piece of junk”

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Conficker suspect brought to book in Beavertown?

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And...

If you look on their web forum there's a lot of upper case cyrillic ranting from one Sara Beeovitch

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What's wrong with a Twitter degree?

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Here you go- fixed it for you

"Now if these new communications tools are popular - and Friends Reunited, Facebook and MySpace genuinely *were*..."

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Street View ghost spooks Cardiff medium

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Oh thank god...

...I thought Jade Goody had come back...

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Michigan man jailed for humping car wash vacuum

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Reminds me of the old joke...

About Sheepshagger Jones- "You rescue children from a burning school- Do they call you Jones the Hero? Do they hell. You raise hundreds of pounds for charity- Do they call you Jones the Good? Do they hell. But you shag one sheep and you've got a name for life..."

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Budvar beats Anheuser-Busch in latest Budweiser battle

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Huzzah

Good beer triumphs over shit beer.

From what I understand, any beer brewed in the town of Budvice has the right to call itself budweiser. And they have a brewing standard close to the Reinheitsgebot which the "piss syphoned directly from our very own Clydesdales" does not adhere to.

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Battlestar Galactica eyes 'technology run amok'

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Thumbs up here...

I enjoyed the entire series (baring the odd clunker episode- Black Market and Scar I'm looking at you). I think it's been the best SF since Farscape and I'll miss it. The finale may not have been A+ material but I think I'll give it a B+.

Anyway- Primeval's back on Saturday and I think I heard someone say that The Wire starts on BBC2 next week.

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BMW driver follows satnav to edge of cliff

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I think this is a brilliant idea...

we haven't had a good cull of the stupid for while now.

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Street View caught taking the piss - again

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According to yesterdays Independent...

...Google Streetview also offered up pictures of naked children playing in their back garden. Now I thought that ownership of such material constituted possession of child pornography.

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Google debuts JavaScript playground

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AWESOME

Awesome- means it only contains some awe. I think the term they are looking is "awe-full" which means it's full of awe.

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Google Street View hits UK streets

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They're invading Ireland too...

Apparently they hit Dublin, Cork and Galway this week

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Pensioner gets apology over S&M smut filesharing threat

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Barratry

"Sadly, the offence of Barratry was abolished in 1967. (Why?!) "

Because by then Syd had reinvented it to mean something completely different altogether.

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3D laser maths models of women's bodies produced

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Ok wifey...

I'm bringing the HDS6000 home for the weekend...

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ICO raids and shuts builder blacklist firm

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Give the guy a break...

I mean it's tough to have a name that easily vandalised by turning the 'I' to a 'W'

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Etailer flogs signed Jade Goody biog for £1,000

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Not matter what this useless bint does with her miserable life...

...she always be remembered as positive proof that karma does indeed exist (and, as many have speculated, is a bitch).

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Obama chopper plans leaked on file-sharing nets

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Black Helicopters

Hmmmmmm...

Sounds like the ideal way to scupper plans to aware the contract overseas...

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IT admin stole students' nude Facebook pics, cops say

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Oh God...

...who pushed the "paedo button"???

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Nokia plotting Symbian laptops

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@seamaster

"One can only imagine what the Psion range might have evolved into in the netbook era, had management (and shareholders) held their nerve."

errr- you mean if Motorola hadn't bankrupted them (well the commercial division).

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Spaceborne-forces planners meet with orbital joyride firms

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Not again...

Why do we have to have that amateurish (crap) video attached to every one of these stories?

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Hitler ordered Luftwaffe to spare Blackpool

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It's possible-

I seem to remember reading somewhere that Mr H was a fan of the English seaside saucy postcards.

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Paris Hilton scoops triple Razzie dishonour

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Oscar News- Live from the red carpet!

America receives one, non-technical, pity Oscar.

Kate Winslet's breasts make triumphant return!

Wall-E creators thank you speech includes the Academy for not including Persepolis and Waltz with Bashir in animated category.

Rod Blagojevich looks forward to lucrative tie in with 'Scumdog Million-hairs'

Dev Patel wonders 'where the fuck is my Oscar?'

New Oscar statuettes have twist off heads/contain shampoo.

Josh Brolin considering suicide for next Oscar bid.

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Blogger fights Psion's claim to 'netbook' name

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It's Psion Teklogix-

So really it's just the ghost of Psion

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Microsoft mojo deflated by Seinfeld Vista ads

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Seinfeld...

better known as "The whiny Jews show with that guy from UHF in it" in our house. Co-written by that guy who's in "Larry David is an arsehole and so are all of his friends"

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The Boss bitchslaps Ticketmaster

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Ticketbastard!

Why can't Bruce and all his buddies come up with an alternative then? I know Pearl Jam have done it in the past.

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BBC pumps 60 quid a head into Gaelic

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If they talk to TnaG here in Ireland...

maybe they'll sell them the gaelic dubbed versions of Spongebob Squarepants and Southpark.

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Wrong kind of winter brings England to a halt

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Shirley...

The word should be "bollocks".

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Study slams brain-training games' mental improvement claims

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Surely...

...the medium should not have a bearing on increase or decrease of IQ. If the kids using the pencil and paper were doing exactly the same tests as the kids with the DS the results should be roughly the same...

Or did the kids with the pencils and paper get a more rigorous test?

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Absolutely Fabulous ups sticks to LA

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By my reckoning...

...that would make this the 4th attempt by the US to bring Ab Fab to the TV screen- The previous 3 failed miserably.

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Intel Atom heir in rumor mill upgrade

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What a surprise...

I always thought Atom was a way for Intel to get right back to its core model of releasing a new chip every 6 months. It's gone nearly as far as it can with the heavy metal-so now lets jump back in time and start again.

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Google AdWords: 11 herbs and spices revealed

Andrew Moore

Also Googles Reverse Billing...

Rather than simply billing for the number of ads served during the month, Google ask you how much you wish to pay and then massage the prices to make sure you pretty much paid that amount monthly. We had one month where we only had 1 single click. The price of that click- €49.99.

We suspended our use of adwords after that.

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Cowon iAudio O2 personal media player

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Shame...

It seems like I need to wait a little longer for the ideal PMP then.

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China plans global satnav system

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I don't understand why this is news???

The Beidou 2/COMPASS system has been public knowledge for a while now. Plus GLONASS is quite decent now and an asset to any GNSS system.

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Experts trumpet '25 most dangerous' programming errors

Andrew Moore

Doh!

A little bugette from El Reg:

"Don’t Miss

[an error occurred while processing this directive] "

Damn, missed it.

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Sony Vaio P netbook taken for a spin

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Funny

Everything he says 'Vaio' it sounds like 'Vile'. Which about sums up all of Sonys computer offerings.

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Play.com pestered to back up price claims

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Euro conversion...

"Pick something is £30, and press the Euro button. Play will convert it to around €45, rather than the $33 it should be."

If you are lucky- Some of their conversions are as high as €2 to £1- especially on their special offer stuff. I've long since moved to cdnow.com- Faster service and realistic prices.

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US doc demands $1.5m for donated organ

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Pathos...

"She took my heart...

...and my kidney"

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Meltdown turns Time Warner red

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So...

What bonuses did the big boys get then?

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Ubuntu Eee undergoes cheesy Easy Peasy rebrand

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A'la The Fast Show...

"Cheesy Peas, please!"

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