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* Posts by Andrew Moore

1238 posts • joined 2 Mar 2007

Touch screens and greasy mitts: All you need is glove

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Re: Oops!

I wouldn't be surprised if the porn industry haven't been pouring large amounts of dosh into the R&D...

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Samsung's new Galaxy S 4: iPhone assassin or Android also-ran?

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Re: What is so compelling?

"As far as I can see this is just another Android Phone."

In the same way that the iPhone 5 is just another iOS phone.

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Groupon deal spam slapped by Australian regulator

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Gimp

My solution.

I gathered up as many groupon addresses as I could (especially personal ones) and then just bounced any email coming from a groupon address to that list.

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How UK gov's 'growth' measures are ALREADY killing the web

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Pirate

Interesting...

"Associated Press, British Pathé, Getty Images, ITN, the Press Association and Thomson Reuters."

Where's the BBC??? Or the other side of the fence I guess...

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Ten serious sci-fi films for the sentient fan

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Re: Wot no Matrix?

Well, apart from the excellent Animatrix...

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Re: Have to agree with most of these, though Zardoz does look very daft.

I loved Moon, it had the faint touch of Solyaris about it...

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There's cling-ons on the starboard bow! Trekkies' wallets under attack

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Re: I want....

I want one that I can stick on the back of my hand...

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Six things a text editor must do - or it's a one-way trip to the trash

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Welcome to Stob...

You're new here aren't you?

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Google AXES another 1,200 employees from Motorola workforce

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It's karma...

Motorola screwed Psion, Google screws Motorola...

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BAN SMUT, rage MEPs: Purpose of internet must be EXTERMINATED

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Re: What about gay porn? Women aren't being used there.. What about..

Governments worldwide banned common sense years ago. They found it got in the way of policy making, which, in turn, would have a detrimental effect on creating new and amusing taxes.

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Chaos Theory causes password entry pandemonium

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Somebody actually took the trouble to upvote this commment...

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Coffee/keyboard

Paid well I hope. It was one of the most hilarious articles I've read all week.

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BRITAIN MUST DECLARE WAR on Cervinaean menace

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Re: Anything that means cheaper venison

I'll quite happily take part in the cull and then gut/clean my kill; that should be enough to shut any vegetarian up...

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Twenty classic arcade games

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Re: Ah - the passage of time

I always thought it was a great pity that The Empire Strikes Back wasn't more available and that The Return of the Jedi was in raster not vector.

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Re: I spent ages playing Tempest...

Another vote for Tempest here. A fantastic game.

For abstract- how about I-Robot, also by Atari.

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Review: Toshiba Satellite U920T Ultrabook

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Re: Windows 8 - It should go away.

Maybe it will go away if we ignore it some more...

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US lawmaker blames bicycle breath for global warming gas

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Re: I seem to recall...

"On the other hand, though, why *SHOULD* bicyclists be exempt from paying for road maintenance."

I do pay for road maintenance- out of my taxes. You don't think the vehicle tax covers all the costs do you?

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Re: Facepalm...

by your logic (nearly) every living thing on the planet pollutes by producing CO2*. The only way to stop it is to remove oxygen from the atmosphere. This sounds like a start of idiot politicians wanting to introduce an "Air Tax"

*maybe we can give plants a tax break for reversing the process...

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Tesco: Every little (effort to kill Amazon, Spotify) helps

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Re: more Tesco digital stuff

I wouldn't even buy my groceries from Tesco's so there's no way I'm touching them for digital products.

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Brit comic-book-guy-vs-gangsters film goes straight to Xbox Live

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Missing the obvious:

"Where they would have been released straight to DVD, the opportunities for doing that have really declined."

No, the rapid access to market these days is to make it available on a OnDemand service, like LoveFilm or Netflix. The fact that he's doing this via Xbox Live would indicate that he already understands this but he has limited his audience to just Xbox owners.

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Texan contends iPod EXPLODED IN HER FACE

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Re: iTouch

I pony well my droogie.

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Groupon CEO Mason sent packing as shares continue to plummet

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Today's Groupon Offer...

CEO, 50% off.

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NASA probes spots temporary third Van Allen radiation belt

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Yes...

...driver [sic] them very crazy indeed.

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Mobile tech bods beg devs: C'mon, where's that KILLER app?

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Could be...

a half decent alternative to RFID tags in the right circumstances. Especially as they can be used without having to add any extra hardware to the smartphone

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25% of Groupon share value WIPED OUT after rates slashed

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Re: Obvious

Liewise. And zero after-sales support once they have you signed on too. It's a case of "we have your money now, screw you!"

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Larry Ellison buys airline

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Re: You're all missing the point

Did anyone check the island for dormant, hollowed out volcanos?

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Samsung Wallet slavishly copies inspired by Apple Passbook

Andrew Moore
Headmaster

>I reckon it is belligerents and love the fact they have the balls to say 'f**k you Apple come after us if you dare.

"Then they are stupid and they will die."

Conspiracy time: It's collusion between Apple and Samsung's legal departments, designed to keep them in lucrative business.

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Sony lifts skirt on Firefox OS with developer ROM for Xperia E

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Re: Hmm

Well, they are Sony and Ericsson is just a spec in the rear-view mirror now. If it was still SE it might have been a little different.

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MasterCard tries to zap PayPal with own-brand mobe wallet

Andrew Moore
Unhappy

Eerie...

I just pitched something similar to a Client who was looking for a Virtual Loyalty Card system. It is/was a WiFi/QR code based solution. Now I'm worried that if I roll it out, Apple are going to sue me.

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PayPal founder sets up mobile payment service verified by FACEBOOK

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Mobile Payments? Facebook?

Well, I can't see any way this might go wrong...

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You've made an app for Android, iOS, Windows - what about the user interface?

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And I find the consolidated platforms tend to fail to deliver all of the functionality of each OS/UI. They are like the programming world's equivalent of "No child left behind"...

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Re: re. " ... junky dory ..."

Is 'Junky Dory" a fish on smack?

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It's best to target each UI

People know how to use the UI on their chosen phone and resent having to learn "a new way". Also you have to code for differences between platforms- a good example would be a lack of a menu button on iDevices means you need to display a constant tabbar whereas the screen real-estate can be reclaimed by Android because there is no need to display the extra items until the button is pressed.

As the old saying goes: Horses for courses...

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Dalek designer Ray Cusick passes away aged 84

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Re: Daleks

"PUT IT IN THE CURRY!"

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Cheap iPhone mini 'makes sense' for world domination

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Re: Won't somebody think of the developers?

Yeah- it kinda kills the iDevice developers mantra of 'I don't have to develop for multiple screen sizes"

Even though that went out the window with the Retina display.

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Official: Cloud computing invented by two technophobic old geezers

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Re: The crucial difference..

I remember when we just called "Cloud Service" the internet.

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Apple files 'iWatch' patent application

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I think that would get them solidly into "prior art" territory

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This 320-gigapixel snap of London is size of Buckingham Palace

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Kitten Kong!!!

Thanks for the front page image. Now if you could just embed a video into this article, of Michael Aspel being crushed by a giant paw...

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Quit the 2D internet, flee your cave, and GET LAID, barks rock star

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Re: White's right.

Bugger- now I'm going to have that Supertramp song stuck in my head all day...

"White's right,

he's bloody well right,

he's got the bloody right to say..."

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Re: He's quite right

as an addition to this- Get to know the people you buy from. You will find that they are passionate and knowledgeable about their products and are quite willing to give you a deal on price.

My butcher (who recently had a sign up saying 'Only Fools Eat Horses') always rounds his prices down to the nearest pound and is known to chuck in a couple of extra sausages "for the dog".

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Brit robot programmers banged up for £500,000 tax evasion

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Re: Meanwhile...

It's a pity they didn't spend some of their money on a decent tax accountant. He would have got the £49,000 they did declare down to about a tenner.

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Tesco dials 999 after Clubcard vouchers are 'nicked' online

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Re: ooohh 200million clubcard vouchers stolen !

yep, murdered by a plastic spoon...

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Bill Gates: Windows Phone strategy was 'a mistake'

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So...

...the guy who completely missed the internet in his semi-autobiography also missed SmartPhones. Yeah, I'd call that 'innovative'

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Wikipedia's Gibraltar 'moratorium' - how's it going?

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Re: Interesting...

Went scuba diving on the wrecks...

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Civilization peaks: BEER-dispensing arcade game created

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Re: Some hints for beer

SD has both the Stones Brewery (Arrogant Bastard) and the Firehouse. Both great purveyors of beer. Good beer is making traction stateside but you do need to know where to look.

A bit like Ireland. Shameless plug: if any of you are coming over for St Patricks (or even The Gathering) and you need a guide to pubs and restaurants selling Irish Craft Beer, there's an App for that; BeoirFinder (available for both iOS and Android).

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Reg readers scuffle over the ultimate cuppa

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It must be Friday...

...all the great Reg articles come out on Friday.

One question though- Where's Simon these days???

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Facebook is off the IPOcalypse hook... for NOW

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and the "yet" in that sentence would appear to be completely superfluous. I think we all know that the price will never get back to $38

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Spanish boffins increase GPS accuracy by 90%

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Re: GPS for Dummies

Because the normal accuracy is usually around 1-2 meters in decent conditions. However 10 meter inaccuracies are not unusual and are dependent on how many satellites are in view and whereabouts in the sky they are. There are other factors too, such as ionospheric and tropospheric error and even if the satellite is in the right place and broadcasting the correct time.

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Re: GPS for Dummies

You do when you get statements like:

"The team compared their results to differential GPS - which is about as good as satellite systems get "

RTK can get the GPS accuracy down to sub-decimeter (less than 10cm).

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Spanish cops cuff 11 for €1m-a-year ransomware scam

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More specifically...

"Six of the cuffed suspects are Russian, two Ukrainian and two Georgian, but all of them were based in Spain, police said."

I would hazard a guess and say all of them were based in Puerto Banus.

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