* Posts by Andrew Moore

1243 posts • joined 2 Mar 2007

Ground control? My space helmet is FILLING WITH WATER!

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Re: Clearly a Radiohead fan

That'll teach him to try and trump Cmdr Hadfield's Space Oddity...

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Worldwide smartwatch shipments predicted to top 5 million next year

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So....

I'm guessing they've finally heard the rumours about the iWatch and want to be seen as the "market influencers" and "market predictors". The problem with this is no one ever really calls them on it when they are wrong.

Maybe El Reg should add the disclaimer "and remember, these people also predicted the 5m rise of the smart watch" to any future PR from them.

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Gadgets are NOT the perfect gift for REAL men

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The strange thing is a Dutch Oven and a slow cooker are essentially the same thing.

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Bang on...

My wife needed a new printer. So I got her one for her birthday. Was not well received...

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El Reg encounters mObi: R2-D2 for retailers

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Surely a decent POS system should alert when stock on shelf gets low- "60 boxes of cornflakes sold in last half hour- Send ZittoTron to check volume on shelf"

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Stock dips as fanbois complain of dodgy Wi-Fi on MacBook Air

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Unhappy

So...

The MacBooks are now just as crap to connecting to wifi as their iDevice stable-mates...

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German Kim Jong-un lookalike spaffed official Nork pics over Instagram

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Re: An explanation?

"I don't think Charlie Chaplin was a big fan of Adolf Hitler:"

Though the reverse was true.

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Snowden: 'Hey, Assange, any more room on Ecuador's sofa?'

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Tip to future whistleblowers...

Go to Ecuador first, THEN blow the whistle.

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Girls, beer and C++: How to choose the right Comp-Sci degree for you

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Re: Tedium.

Same thing happened to me. I signed up for a course looking forward to lots of programming only to find I was also required to do Business Studies (yawn) and ancient database techniques. And correcting the guy who was teaching us DBase.

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Re: I'm sure there were two girls on my degree course

There was one on mine. She was a muslim girl and she got pulled from the course when her parents "found out" that she had been talking to non-muslim boys.

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KEEP CALM and Carry On: PRISM itself is not a big deal

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Re: The scary thing...

Is anyone really surprised? There was a reason why there's an ex-CIA and an ex-DARPA on the board of Facebook.

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Reg readers tumesce as they get their tongues round 'podule'

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I first heard it...

...in the little remembered film The Morons From Outer Space

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Jack Vance: Science fiction’s master of magic, mischief and sex

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RIP

As a serious sci-fi geek as a kid I knew I must have read something of his. So a quick check of the library turns up the 4 Dying Earth books (with Cugel). I still remember the execution scene where the condemned man is put into a box which then slowly shrinks.

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Amazon yoinks Dora and SpongeBob from Netflix for MEELLLIONS

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Huzzah!

F*cking SpongeBob gone!!! The missus is going to be over the moon when I tell her.

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Nintendo throws flaming legal barrel at YouTubing fans

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The stupid thing is...

Nintendo can quite easily make walkthroughs themselves and market them as 'official' on their YouTube channel and take the revenue without having to piss off their customer base. They also have the advantage of being able to show where the hidden stuff/Easter eggs are.

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Pakistan signs up for China's GPS rival

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Strange...

I was sure Pakistan would have gone for the Indian IRNASS system...

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I said ‘no’ to a million-pound Tech City empire

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Seems an obvious use for it.

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Honey, I BLEW UP the International SPACE STATION - in full 3D

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I think she's just CGI

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Oracle and SAP are Big Software, but for how long?

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Re: SAP - the sooner RIP the better

A company that we deal with used to turn around our orders within 5 working days. Now it takes them a minimum of 6 weeks. When we rang to ask why the big delays now, their reply was "We got SAP installed..."

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Larry Page acknowledges creeping vocal paralysis

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Solution.

Get a research team to find out where the best place is in the US for vocal cord transplants. And then move there.

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Astronaut Chris Hadfield's Space Oddity ends in Kazakhstan

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Welcome home Commander.

This guy is personally responsible for getting people interested in space again. A hero. And the inspiration for my next 'tache come this Movember.

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PERIL in ORBIT: ISS leak plugged in FIVE-HOUR spacewalk

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Re: Also...

The best thing about the whole operation was you could watch it all live (I did) on the NASA stream. It was strangely compelling- jobs that we would take for granted (like unscrewing bolts) took on a completely different difficulty.

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Also...

http://youtu.be/KaOC9danxNo

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Ancient thumb-driven whirly-wheel smartmobe UI ported to Android

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Re: cool software bro

The thumbwheel on the P910 was great- you could also move it back and forward and click.

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What freetard are you: Justified, transgressor or just honest?

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They missed "Impatient Bastard"

I'll usually order a CD online and then fire up bitTorrent and download it. I know I could probably use a service like iTunes for more instant gratification, but I do prefer having a physical backup of my property.

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The IT Crowd returns to Channel 4 for a final episode

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Re: What about Chris Morris!!

Oh look, Richmond's still alive.

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Builder-in-a-hole outrage sparks Special Projects Bureau safety probe

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Re: That well

"What's the 2 metres of liquid in the bottom then? Please enlighten me."

Tinto Verano?

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Re: Woah there

You do know that PETA stands for People Euthanizing and Terminating Animals don't you?

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Excess all areas

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Hmmmm....

I wonder what the fear of PowerPoint presentations is? Exousiastigmiphobia?

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Israeli activists tell Hawking to yank his Intel chips over Palestine

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Re: Let's get it right

If you think about it, Israel bombing Syria was an anti-Semitic act...

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Re: Israel's naked selfishness is gross to behold

"But don't let semantics get in the way..."

yes, be anti-semantic

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Re: I am also not finding the Intel connection

"I suggest that if he truly wants to pull out of Israel he should also pull out his Intel Core i7 from his tablet."

I find this attitude deeply disgusting. What next, they'll find out that some components in his wheelchair were also made in Israel, and they'll demand the good professor be tipped out of it.

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Coke? Windows 8 is Microsoft's 'Vista moment'. Again

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But remember...

New Coke did allow Coke Cola to change the recipe for the classic Coke by replacing the sweetener with the cheaper High Fructose Corn Syrup. They would not have been able to do that because people would be able to easily do taste comparisons if the New Coke buffer zone was not in place.

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Ray Harryhausen, king of stop motion, takes final voyage

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Terminator

RIP

The 'jerkiness' of his stop-motion creatures always added to the eldritch and other-worldy feel of his work; This is sadly lacking from todays smooth CGI work

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We've done it - we've gone and made LONG-LIFE BEER

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Re: I will never understand...

Ah, Blue Moon, a beer that Molson Coors pass off as "craft"

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Suspected Chinese NASA spy smuggled smut not state secrets

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Re: Last line

"Water? Like from the toilets?"

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App gap flap: New York's e-cabbies FOILED AGAIN

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Hailo, is it me you're looking for...

None of the Hailo drivers have copped on to why I call them Master Chief.

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Quid-a-day nosh challenge hack enters the final furlong

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Pint

Well done mate

If your bar owner had a PayPal account I've send over a couple of beers (as long as you promise not to order Cruzcampo)

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Star Trek: The original computer game

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TI99/4a version...

I did a version for the TI99/4a; I think I had more fun writing the code rather than playing the game.

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US Ambassador plays Game of Thrones with pirates

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Big Media needs to examine their marketing methods...

In the UK GoT is only available on Sky Atlantic, which is a subscription channel only available to those who have signed up to Sky. Many people do not have (or want) this channel, so the only legal method for them to watch the series is to buy the box sets which come out long after the season ends. Or buy it on iTunes episode-by-episode for a lot more than the cost of the box set.

So in these days of immediate gratification, it means that people are going to use alternative methods to watch it. Which means illegal downloading.

The only way around this is to make it available through more widely accessible channels (BBC, Channel 4 etc) or stream it for a reasonable price.

Finally, if I buy the series via iTunes and then download it via a torrent in order to have it on physical media, does that still count as piracy?

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Impoverished net user slams 'disgusting' quid-a-day hack

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Re: I live on Ramon noodles and chicken with peas and various spices

Kids today. When I was a starving student I lived on Smash and Oxo cubes.

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Re: Ramen

Everybody Loves Ramon

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Weary quid-a-day nosh hack fears colonal mass ejection

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Donations...

Right now Lester is only £68 off of a grand in donations...

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Why next iPhone screen could be made of SAPPHIRE - and a steal...

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Re: Have a gorilla...

Neddle naddle noo!

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But remember...

I hope the manufacturers remember that trans-uranic heavy elements may not be used...

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Research explodes myth that older programmers are obsolete

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Indeed, every mistake is a lesson learned. I've often thought that wisdom is just the ability to meditate on a lifetime of SNAFUs.

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Want to know what CIA spooks really think of spy movies and books?

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Re: Reminds me of...

I think the Flashdance critique was done in the Full Monty

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Is this the first ever web page? If not, CERN would like to know

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Paris Hilton

Wait...

That can't be the internet. There's no sign of any porn anywhere...

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Quid-a-day nosh challenge hack in bullet-hard chickpea drama

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Re: Last all week?

Not a problem if you bring it to the boil for a couple of minutes on a daily basis (or more regularly in warmer climes, which Spain does not appear to be right now)

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Fanbois vs fandroids: Punters display 'tribal loyalty'

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Analysists...

These are the same people who continue to fail to predict profit forecasts and are always the reason for headlines that read "Share Prices In Globocorp Fall After Profits Fail To Reach Expectations"

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