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* Posts by Andrew Moore

1226 posts • joined 2 Mar 2007

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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Re: PDFs

PrimoPDF or Foxit Editor both allowed output from Word for ages.

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Google Docs...

I'm finding Google Docs more than capable for the odd use I have. And it comes with collaboration built in. And is platform agnostic.

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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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Wii-U boat torpedoes Nintendo's '¥20bn profit' into ¥20bn loss

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In fairness, their motion controller gimmick was pretty awesome. However, the article is spot on, since my daughters got an iPod (the eldest) and a Android Tab (the youngest) I don't think the Wii has been switched on once.

In other news- anyone notice how all the kids are playing MineCraft these days??? Take that, Club Penguin, Moshi Monsters, Panfu, Bin Weevils and all the rest.

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Who ate all the Pis?

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Forgot "Sounds like 'knee'"="No"

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Apple releases iOS 6.1, adds LTE carriers, tweaks security

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Re: Finally

I just hope they've fixed the issues with the OS going deaf for several seconds; and then processing all the multiple screen-taps. iOS6 has been one miserable experience.

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Lotus 1-2-3 rebooted: My trip back to the old (named) range

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Re: Pound sign

possibly right- I also seem to vaguely remember some hack by sticking a locale or charset command into autoexec.bat.

I made a couple of quid by writing an old GWBasic program which sent a command to the printer telling it to print a pound sign whenever a dollar sign was received.

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Pop tix touts slung in the cooler for 4 years after £3m web scam

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Re: I'm sorry...

And yet a quick google turns this up:

http://www.safeconcerts.com/tickets/directory/hydeparkconcerts-com/

Can say anything about the ranking because it's been there 3 years. However it would appear that while the warning was put up in February, people were continuing to use (and get scammed) as late as June (from the few sites I looked at).

There's 'trust' and there's 'diligence'.

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I'm sorry...

...but I find it hard to feel any sympathy for the victims. The only thing that TicketBastard does right is give a 'legitimate' source for tickets (I never thought I'd be arguing for TicketBastard).

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Naked intruder cracks one off in Florida rampage drama

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Re: The guy went a bit overboard

I seem to remember that Angel Dust is the preferred tipple of your average America carney.

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@Jake

"They had the nutter subdued, with no deaths & minimal damage."

He started masturbating AFTER the shots were fired. What part of that indicates that he was 'subdued'?

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Apple 'dismayed' to find over 100 kids building its iDevices

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they could be 6/7 for all we know.

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Don't like your cell network? Legal unlocking ends TONIGHT in US

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Re: ...the septics are fond of prosecuting you...

'yank' comes from the dutch 'Jankees'; a common name/nickname for the settlers.

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Lotus 1-2-3 turns 30: Mitch Kapor on the Google before Google

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Great article...

if you are doing requests- can you do Ashton Tate next (same rags to riches to rags story)

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Mayer! predicts! mobile! personalized! future! for! Yahoo! at! Davos!

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Re: She said "graph"

yes, graphy, graphy, graph, graph.

If they say it often enough, it must mean something, right?

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Samsung demands Apple's iOS 6 source code in patent case

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Re: Saucy

Remember who is asking for this (and making lots of money)- It's lawyers versus lawyers. Both sides employ them so they might as well get some use out of them. And I'm sure both sides have some form of war chest to cover the costs of the 40 ongoing cases, and it's a fraction of their profit.

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Meet قلب, the programming language that uses Arabic script

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So...

...no replacement for quote marks in arabic.

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Scottish Power blows a fuse after Twitter hijacking

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Re: Burns night

and high on haggis.

I miss haggis.

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Have Brits fallen for Netflix, or do they still LoveFilm?

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Re: Don't have a Tv Licence... Love Netflix

I thought you needed to have a license as long as you owned equipment that was capable of receiving a TV signal (TV, DVR etc). As long as you are playing Netflix on a PC, or phone, or tablet, you should be okay.

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Shiny, shiny! The window's behind me...

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Re: Hang on...

should really read RIGHT to the end before commenting.

Oh, and Alistair- you're a bastard. I've got that song stuck in my head now.

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Hang on...

Did Dabbsie just reference Haysi Fantayzee???

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Waiter! There's a phone in my soup

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Re: I've watched it carefully

An excellent film, worthy of a rewatch.

Also the reason why I kept giggling at my Spanish teacher when she was teaching me the word for 'neither'.

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Sympathetic Scots scoff-house offers hard-up Apple fanbois a discount

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Re: He makes Chilli Jam !

Chilli jame shouldn't be too hard to make. Like most jams it will be fruit (in this case chilli), sugar and pectin. I'd roast and skin the chilli's first just to get an added depth to the flavour. And don't forget to leave in the seeds; Only wussies deseed their chillis.

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hmmm....

A whole article about a restaurant in Aberdeen, which serves haggis, and not a mention of the fact that it's Burns' Night tonight.

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Oh, those crazy Frenchies: Facebook faces family photo tax in France

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Re: I'm impressed

"Let them tax cake!"

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Microsoft blasts PC makers: It's YOUR fault Windows 8 crash landed

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Well...

They can relaunch a turd as many times as they want, it's still not going to smell of roses.

Reminds me of the say "You can't polish a turd but you can roll it in glitter". Maybe that's what they are doing.

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'Op! Op! Op!' Gangnam Style earns Google $8m

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Why this video works...

Americans love an easy dance craze (usually so they can do something at weddings). Gangnam Style's simple dance moves can be easily copied (see also The Electric Side, All the Single Ladies, and the Chicken Dance- otherwise known as the Birdie Song to us over here).

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