* Posts by Andrew Moore

1391 posts • joined 2 Mar 2007

Nest's bricking of Revolv serves as wake-up call to industry

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Re: Here's how the competing IoT market will shake out

"Google is pushing a solution called Brillo that is based on android and open source."

So I've I equipped my gaff with this kit, it would be known as a "Brillo Pad"...

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What's all this? Welcome to The Register's News Bytes

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Another vote...

for getting rid of it- even blocking it via CSS leaves horrible gaps.

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'Panama papers' came from email server hack at Mossack Fonseca

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I'm waiting for...

...the "stiff" reprisals against the Mossak Foneseca staff. They've made a lot of psychopaths very unhappy.

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How one developer just broke Node, Babel and thousands of projects in 11 lines of JavaScript

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Re: Left padding

exactly what I was thinking- after checking ch and len were valid, it should just be a case of

return ch.repeat(len-length(str))+str;

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Amex 'fesses up: Your credit card data was nicked ... and it's taken three years to admit it

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Re: Three years!

I would guess it's because in America, card fraud is a liability of the customer to prove that fraud has taken place, whereas (in the rest of the world) it's up to the credit card company.

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Top rocket exec quits after telling the truth about SpaceX price war

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ditto- I thought he was going to finish it with "...and at the end of the day you know they are both going to get screwed- one figuratively and the other literally."

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El avión de papel del proyecto PARIS aterriza en un libro de texto

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Bueno

Mucho mas articules en espanol por favor.

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BBC telly tax drops onto telly-free households. Cough up, iPlayer fans

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Re: Then start showing ads

same in Ireland- we pay for a TV license, the government props them up with taxpayers money, and they show adverts. And now they are talking about implementing a "Broadcast Tax" on top of that.

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"Err, they do actually. I've come across a couple of news sites in the last few weeks that stop you reading the content if you don't disable the ad-blocker"

I've noticed this too- a quick edit of their CSS soon gets me the content though...

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BOFH: This laptop has ceased to be. And it's pub o'clock soon

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Re: Quibblage

surely that's "no two laptops will occupy the same orbit while there are empty orbits available"

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Donald Trump promises 'such trouble' for Jeff Bezos and Amazon

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Re: Inherited Wealth

"You Brits should probably refrain from comment. You're hopelessly uninformed on this topic."

We have a thing called "free speech"- you might have heard of it.

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Google human-like robot brushes off beating by puny human – this is how Skynet starts

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Battletech...

Isn't Atlas the massive 100 ton Battlemech?

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Bleeping Computer sued by Enigma Software over moderator's forum post

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Re: Shady moi?

El Reg is now going to get sued because of that comment.

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Yelp minimum wage row shines spotlight on … broke, fired employee

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Re: At least Murica still has call centres!

But Birmingham is Little India...

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Re: speak for yourselft

"Rich people buy more stuff.... ie pay more taxes"

No they don't- you might want to check out (rich person) Nick Hanauer's view on this- A person making 1000 times more than an average worker does not buy 1000 times more groceries.

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Samsung Galaxy S7 and S7 Edge: Betting on VR with a dash of Vulkan

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maybe then all you need to do is tighten direct access when it comes loose.

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Good thing this dev quit. I'd have fired him. Out of a cannon. Into the sun

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Re: All code should be rewritten from scratch...

until you get good at coding- then you can get away with writing it 1.5 times.

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Blighty cops nab Brit teen for 'hacking' CIA Brennan's AOL email

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Please...

Can we get rid of the term "dropped" when meaning "released"

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When customers try to be programmers: 'I want this CHANGED TO A ZERO ASAP'

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I'm going with two "engineers"

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Women account for just one fifth of the EU’s 8m IT jobs

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Re: Seriously?

Exactly what I was thinking- the article did not appear to demonstrate that there was any "barrier to entry"

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No £160m for you: BT to receive termination notice from Cornwall before Christmas

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Re: I may be old fashioned but...

because money (and government pork at that).

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Mozilla looses Firefox 43, including Windows 64-bit variant

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The headline is going to confuse a few people...

"Mozilla looses Firefox 43? I wonder how they loost it..."

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IBM kills Hack A Hair Dryer women-in-tech vid after backlash

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So....

...are they saying that only men should be allowed to hack hair dryers?

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Outsourcer didn't press ON switch, so Reg reader flew 15 hours to do the job

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I had something similar but it was a cleaner that had unplugged a computer in order to plug her hoover in. The look on the customer's face when I went to the socket and plugged it back in...

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Doctor Who: Even the TARDIS key can't unpick the chronolock in Face the Raven

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Re: 9/10

everyone know there's no such thing as a Sanity Clause

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Re: What a corker!

My thought was "Neverwhere" straight away. Had to check to see if Gaiman wrote the episode. Ashildr did a very passable impression of Door.

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Whither Torchwood?

I was really surprised to find that it wasn't Torchwood behind the whole thing. Aliens hidden in London? Advanced tech? RetCon? Had TW written all over it. And remember, the Doctor did tell Ashildr about Captain Jack.

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Fully working U-Boat Enigma machine sells for $365,000

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Err...

The photo seems to show an M3 rather than an M4

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BBC shuts off iPlayer to UK VPNs, cutting access to overseas fans

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Re: Why shouldn't the BBC be allowed to protect their property?

No- it's the opposite: Something that you've paid for should be available to you.

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Re: Why can't the BBC offer a subscription to iPlayer for those overseas

In Ireland, I pay a TV license and have to watch adverts on the channels I paid a license for- I'd happily give that money to the BBC- especially as I only watch the local stations for the US series that they show before the UK does (Homeland for example)

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Noughty by nature: Uncharted: The Nathan Drake Collection and Rock Band 4

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I think I'll wait for Guitar Hero Live- the song list is longer (and much better)

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Facebook and Twitter queen Taylor Swift: Facebook and Twitter are RUBBISH

Andrew Moore

Re: SCOTUS too.

I'm trying to get that expanded to the Supreme Court Representatives Of The United States

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GCHQ's exploding doughnut threatens to ooze into innocent field

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Re: there's an opportunity here

If I was then, I'd get the helvetica...

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Terror in the Chernobyl dead zone: Life - of a wild kind - burgeons

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OH MY GOD!!!

THE WOLVES ARE WALKING ON WATER?!?!?!?!

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Ten years on: Ronnie Barker, Pismonouncers Unanimous founder, remembered

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The Phantom Raspberry Blower Of Old London Town...

...co-written with Spike Milligan if I remember.

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Doctor Who's Under the Lake splits Reg scribes: This Alien homage thing – good or bad?

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Re: Viewer "fatigue"?

Surely if Viewer Fatigue was a thing, Eastenders and Coronation Street would have disappeared years ago.

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Lies from VW: 'Our staff acted criminally but board didn't know'

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Re: no honour in the top knobs club

"No pooftas"

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Re: We only found out about the problems in the last board meeting

"Oh you fucked a companies share price up, closed half of it down and sacked a lot of the staff! That makes you highly employable at board level."

As long as you are still sending out huge dividends to the major shareholders, they don't really care what you did to the company. The ability to syphon out cash to the wealthy is all that matters to them.

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Bletchley Park remembers 'forgotten genius' Gordon Welchman

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Re: Please can we keep the accolades coming...

My father worked at Bletchley Park during the 50s/60s- something he only told me about last year. It seems absolutely everyone involved had to sign the Official Secrets Act.

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Devious Davros, tricksy Missy and Dalek Clara delight in The Witch's Familiar

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The Sunglasses...

Recent pictures of Capaldi seem to show him suffering from some form of conjunctivitis. So maybe the sunglasses were written in because of this.

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My parents don't know I'm in SEO. They think I play piano in a brothel

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Re: Spam filter

My response as well. Also I point out to them that they probably found me not the first search page too, negating their claim that my sites are not highly visible on search engines...

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Okay...

So the S is 'Snake' and the O is 'Oil'. What does the E stand for?

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All in all, it's just another hit in the stalls: Roger Waters The Wall

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I'll go see it...

It will be great to see the stage from a decent angle- The seats I got from TicketBastard for the tour, were so oblique to the stage I go see into the wings and Rog and co waiting to come on. And these were "premium" seats according to TB.

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Brown kid with Arab name arrested for bringing home-made clock to school

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"A paranoid world addicted to security theatre"

sums up in one line what life has become in the 21st century. Brilliant.

Even during the 70s and 80s when the IRA carried out deadly campaigns in the UK and Ireland, there was no where near the paranoia or stupidity that there is today.

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and most of America apparently

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Is there a voice alert going "You have 5 minutes to reach minimal safe distance..."

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Doctor Who returns to our screens next week – so, WHO is the worst Time Lord of them all?

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Re: Having met two of them...

To me, McCoy was always the clown from Vision On...

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Re: Having met two of them...

We used to call her 'Arse'

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Confession: I was a teenage computer virus writer

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I suspect a lot of us did this back in the day...

The only virus I wrote was only designed to annoy a friend. And set to die after a particular timescale.

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Apple: Samsung ripped off our phone patent! USPTO: What patent?

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Re: The US Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) IS THE PROBLEM!

When a patent is granted the company has to produce and sell products that utilise the patent, after a 2 year period after manufacturing has stopped, they loose rights to the patent, and it becomes free for all to use.

but what happens if that company then tightens rights to the patent? Does it then revert back to them?

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