* Posts by Andrew Moore

1252 posts • joined 2 Mar 2007

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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Apple CEO Cook: 'Bizarre' shareholder lawsuit a 'silly sideshow'

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Re: new fabs

"[Earthquake in Japan, floods in Thailand]..."

[children in China]

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BT copper-cable choppers cop 16 months in the cooler

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Re: Silver Linings

That would make the most sense*. I don't think there is much resale value in fibre. Unfortunately it probably won't stop the scrotes from taking it anyway and then look uncomprehendingly as the bent scrap metal dealer explains to them why he won't be buying the 500m of cable from them.

* does BT do sense?

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Pope resigns months after launching social networking effort

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Re: My thoughts on the matter?

At least we know what he's giving up for lent.

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Michelin critics to football blogger: Salaud! Unhand that URL

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Also:

"we have to ensure we do everything possible to protect the Michelin brand image."

But this does not include renewing our domain names in a timely fashion.

I love the image on the site for "Managing Online Reputations- A Dummies Guide"

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New Zealand court hands out second peppercorn downloading penalty

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A Kiwi and an Aussie pass each other on the road. The Aussie has a sheep under his arm.

Kiwi: "Are you shearing that sheep, mate?"

Aussie: "Nah, I'm keeping it for myself."

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Illicit phone rings in Sri Lankan inmate's back crack

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Re: Bit dim.

"I'm surprised it could get signal. Watery flesh usually blocks those wavelengths fairly well."

Well, that rules out an iPhone then...

You're concealing it wrong...

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Curiosity photographs mysterious metal object on Martian rock

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Re: We should ignore it

yeah, Desmond's probably under there and you know he has no time for visitors (he has to keep reseting that timer)

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El Reg contemplates the ultimate cuppa

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Me...

Loose tea (a darjeeling/assam mix) in a cafetierre. Boiling water, steep for 6 minutes, press and pour.

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'Depression-era grandma' Apple responds to bolshy investor

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Alternative title:

Rich Man Demands More Money.

"Apple haz the money and I wants it"

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11-YEAR-OLD code wizard hacks Greedy RuneScape geeks

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'phishing' is only one letter longer than 'hacking'

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Re: "11-YEAR-OLD code wizard"

also

'suggests that kids are "digitally fluent far earlier than previous generations".'

You might want to explain that to all of us who were coding home computers during the 80s.

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Paper computers: Not mere pulp fiction

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Re: Well argued, but..

It's what would have been called in the old days "a diversion".

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British games company says it owns the idea of space marines

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Re: Another bit that isn't original

I'm off to trademark "Thrud the Barbarian"

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Good news! UK IT jobs up. Bad news? They're with a bunch of bankers

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Re: Error in title

Many, many years there used to be a CB (remember them) magazine that had a comic strip called Buck Fusby which was a piss-take of BT's mascot at the time, Busby. Buck had a brother called Wusby and I always remember the line "Wusby is a banker"

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Don't Menshn the snore: Chick-lit queen's jabber site killed in its sleep

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Re: "sound one and will be done very successfully by somebody else one day"

CIX is still around too...

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The Register: Our all-new app now available for Android

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Re: Oh

The real Phil Mitchell would just go round and break his knees...

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Google Doodle honors British bone-finder Mary Leakey

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Re: Honors? Honored!

"Don't know why you (controversially) saw different."

My guess would be time difference.

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Instagram gets around to adding website galleries

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Great...

I was always worried that those photos of cupcakes would not be available to the hoi polloi

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Dell finally takes Dell private - with $24bn and help from Microsoft

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Re: Microsoft?

"MS has a lot to loose if Dell stumbles and falls."

Maybe a quick tighten is all that is needed then.

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Kirk to beam up chat with ISS astronaut on Thursday

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Re: You've written your favourite order of captains??

ah- the Big Bang Effect.

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Heathen!

It's Captain Pike or nothing for me ;)

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Netflix tempts binge viewers with House of Cards pilot freebie

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Holy crap...

Not Derek. That has to be the worst show on TV right now. Starring Ricky "I was funny, once" Gervais and Karl "I'm so desperate to be on telly" Pilkington.

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'Online sex abuse of children is growing trend', warn Brit net cops

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Re: Even if the parent's knew how to restict their childs phone...

I agree with you, however my wife says it would be unfair for our daughter not to have a mobile as most of her class has one. I pointed out to my wife that as she attended a CyberBullying in Schools seminar last week, then she should understand why not letting our daughter have a mobile is a good idea.

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Ten 3D printers for this year's modellers

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Re: Lack of faith

I've seen a MakerBot made from a MakerBot. But obviously it was smaller than the original.

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Meeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee tooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo

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I have access to a 3d scanner- A Leica HDS C10. But at €70,000, it might be a little expensive for the average hobbyist.

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Wikileaks reveals Icelandic FBI shenanigans

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Re: The FBI thinks they're being polite

My guess is Mossad didn't like the cold.

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Re: Well...

Err- America tried to be naughty and Iceland Bjorked them...

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Google's Glasses: The tech with specs appeal?

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Re: Missing the point

>Rule 34 by Charles Stross where he has come up with VR system for the police, "CopSpace"...

"My god, it's full of stairs..."

sorry

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Re: Ghost In The Shell...

:) we need to photoshop some mirrored eyeballs into Alistairs profile pic...

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Ghost In The Shell...

Dabbsie as Bateau? I'm slightly terrified by this concept.

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BBC: What YOU spent on our lawyers in Secret Climate 28 debacle

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Agreed- I always thought that the Trust was in place to stop exactly this kind of thing from happening.

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Help us out here: What's the POINT of Microsoft Office 2013?

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Re: Google Docs...

Believe me, there's nothing important there. If Google wants it they are welcome to it.

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Harry Potter's Filch conjures Doctor Who's dead first time-lord

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"Doctor- Cybermen have inflitrated the TARDIS..."

"I DON'T BELIEVE IT!"

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Re: I love that prop.

In fairness it was meant to be a discarded policebox in a junk-yard- this was years before the 'chameleon circuit malfunction' story came up.

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You thought watching cat videos was harmless fun? Think AGAIN

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And yet...

...when the odd snake turns the tables on one of the little furry feckers, all hell breaks loose...

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