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* Posts by Andrew Moore

1240 posts • joined 2 Mar 2007

FAVI smacks your dumb TV with £30 Android SmartStick

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I use a homeplug (Devolo) with a Wifi extender and I've yet to see any quality issues.

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Nvidia takes fight to Sony, Nintendo with Android handheld console

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Pity...

...it looks absolute pants.

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Up your wormhole: Star Trek Deep Space 9 turns 20

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The series was decent in season 1. But then in season 2 they lost two major characters- and added a title sequence which totally sucked...

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So...

That makes Babylon 5 21 or 22 then...

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Aw grandad, I asked for an iPad and you got me an iPod

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Re: I wanted a Nexus 7

I can trump that- I got a Monopoly Set- The Alan Turing edition.

Yeeeah baby.

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What's THAT, you say? Apple MIGHT be making a NEW iPHONE, iOS?

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Re: Only one?

maybe the iPhone just needs to tighten share then.

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Anti-virus products are rubbish, says Imperva

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Where's Sophos???

Oh, that's right Sophos probably don't qualify because they now do 'Endpoint Security' rather than 'Anti Virus' products.

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It's JUST possible, but Apple MIGHT not make an iWatch in 2013

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Re: needs shake-up in own apps

It's hilarious that Apple strongly recommend that you do not design 'Portrait only' Apps and then go and break their own rules- The Camera App is another that only works in Portrait too.

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Official SCIENCE*: HIGH HEELS make you SEXY (Ladies)

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I don't understand why this is considered 'new' research.

The film 'Kinky Boots' gave a concise reason for the appeal of high heels; To wit: "That they presented the buttocks in away that indicated the female was available for breeding"

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The amazing magical LED: Has it really been fifty years already?

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You could say...

that this technology LED the way for some amazing innovations

[logo obvious]

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When your squash partner 'endorses' your coding skills on LinkedIn...

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Re: doubleplus like

Completely agree.

I noticed that I got a "Team Leader" endorsement the other day from someone I've never worked with.

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Major new science: WOMEN MORE NUDE more OFTEN online

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Re: Second Life?

"perhaps a followup study could measure correlation between % skin and beard length of player."

and length of time player has lived in parents basement.

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China switches on 'BDS' civilian nav-sat rival to GPS

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"who reserve the option of denying GPS service, though this has never actually happened."

Are you sure about that- I'm pretty certain that there was quite a few outages during the first gulf war. Fortunately civilian GPS was in its infancy so it would not have received a lot of notice. However the company I worked for sold surveying solutions around GPS and I remember a lot of disgruntled customers.

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Feeling poor? WHO took all your money? NOT capitalist bastards?

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Re: Just a bunch of wiggly lines?

The civil service are the puppet masters- Anytime a 'new' government is voted in, all you change are the public faces- the puppet masters are still there with no change.

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Re: Public sector

From what I've read- while basic wages have dropped over the last 5 years, those of the 1% have increased 16%

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Re: Starting figures are well out

I think the City was counting the chicken before it came out of the hen's bum

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Steve Jobs' Apple yacht freed after family settles the bill

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Re: That yacht looks terrible

my guess is that Jony Ives and Philip Stark don't design many yachts.

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Divorce lawyer spots increase in Christmas 'text message bustings'

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Sod that-

Merry Christmas everyone (screw the divorce lawyer)

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What Compsci textbooks don't tell you: Real world code sucks

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But good code...

...is an artform. In fact I'm trying to get the local Revenue Office over in Ireland to recognise me as an artist so I'll qualify for the Artist Tax Exemption scheme...

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Canadian man: I solved WWII WAR HERO pigeon code!

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Code cracked...

"UNDER HEAVY FIRE FROM DASTARDLY, MUTTLEY AND REST OF VULTURE SQUADRON..."

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Wheee....CRUNCH: Google chucks Moto's set-top box biz out window

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Well...

that's a kick in the Arris for Motorola Home.

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After Sandy Hook, Senator calls for violent video game probe

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Re: More retarded nonsense. And CIA under Barack Hussein Obama orders behind it!

I presume when you wrote "More retarded nonsense" you were referring to the mindless drivel in your own post.

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Re: Hmm...

I've always said "Guns don't kill people, Americans with guns kill people".

Also, does anyone else find it ironic that Kinder Surprise Eggs are still illegal in the States because they are considered a serious hazard to small children...

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Google, Microsoft go head to head in Santa-tracking tech race

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Re: Ha ha, MS software...

Sounds like the Dublin Bus tracking system. The only system that can compress 20 minutes into 2 minutes.

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today it considers it a "goodwill military outreach program."

Fair play to them and Merry Christmas everybody

(Just back from the obligatory office party)

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Samsung grabs 'World's biggest handset-maker' title off Nokia

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Typo alert...

The Finnish mobile firm *mist* now hand the crown to Samsung

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Swedish teens GO BERSERK in Instagram sex pic slut riot

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Funny...

I'm just back from Gotenborg with the children- I decided to take them there to visit the Christmas markets because my plan to take them to Belfast had to be dropped because of the Union Flag riots there...

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Search engines we have known ... before Google crushed them

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Re: No love for DogPile?

My thoughts precisely. While not a search engine in itself, it aggregated results from all the other popular engines which was more likely to throw up what you were looking for. I'm trying to remember the name of the tech-search engine it also referenced, which was the best for getting results for programming related enquiries...

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Forget about fondling that slab... within 2 years, it'll fondle YOU

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Here you go...

"Big Blue reckons that the future holds tiny sensors embedded in computers or mobes that will "smell" if you're coming."

Fixed it for you.

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North Korea's satellite a dud, say US astroboffins

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Here's an idea...

what if it's a chimera- designed to take other satellites out. Then North Korea can just say 'whoops- sorry, the satellite entered an unstable orbit and accidentally took out a spook spy cam'.

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Anonymous hacks Westboro Baptists over Sandy Hook protests

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Probably...

...one of the first Anonymous actions that I actively approve of.

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Musos blast US copyright bods: 'ARTISTS MAKE LOUSY SLAVES!'

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Re: The Artist's themselves are kinda too blame...

True- there is always an exception to the rule (Billy Bragg also comes to mind). The downside is the 'artists with integrity' percentage is so low that it doesn't even feature as a blip on the record labels yearly profit forecasts.

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Re: Angered down in Anchorage

Certainly appears to be the mindset of the head guy at Pandora:

http://www.theregister.co.uk/2012/10/17/pandora_fairness/

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Luxury

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The Artist's themselves are kinda too blame...

...it seems that most artists are only in the industry hoping that a record label will drive a huge dump truck full of money and tip it onto their front lawn.

And then there are the 'artists'; in which case it's the managers that are hoping a record label will drive a huge dump truck of money...

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'We are screwed!' Fonts eat a bullet in Microsoft security patch

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The Real Story here...

...is that some people are still using CorelDraw and Quark.

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The Sons of Kahn and the assembly language of the internet

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ditto

Though never a Delphi programmer (a C/C++ programmer from the Turbo days) I just haven't bothered updating since XE1. I remember that they threw in RadPHP (or whatever it was called) for free- I looked at it once and never again.

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Australian Police say don't use Apple's iOS 6 Maps

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Re: Stupid people always want something to blame

It's no even an off-the-shelve Tom-Tom in some cases- it's whatever piece of SatNav crap Lidl/Adli last had on sale.

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That square QR barcode on the poster? Check it's not a sticker

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I did it a couple of years ago when QR codes first appeared. My QR code just redirected to a website that had the message "stop buying useless crap"

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Netflix wins first-show TV rights to Disney flicks

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Howard The Duck...

Finally available on Netflix!!!

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NY Museum of Modern Art embraces 14 video games

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Do chess games count???

For the sheer WTF- Psion's 1k ZX80/81 Chess.

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Re: Canabalt?

Yes, and Loderunner

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Re: Canabalt?

http://sliderule.mraiow.com/wiki/Psion_Organiser_II/Games_Pack

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Apple ships 'completely redesigned' iTunes 11

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Re: I feel it must be said

Let's start a petition to get this as the official theme tune for the new film

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Troll sues Apple for daring to plug headphones into iPhone

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Re: US Patient Office

You forgot: Crustless peanut butter and jelly sandwiches.

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The Lord of the Rings saga lies hidden deep in your Mac

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The list seems very confused.

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What killed Motorola? Not Google! It was Moto's dire software

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It's karma...

Motorola screwed over Psion, effectively killing them. Now Google are screwing over Motorola. Karma's a bitch...

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Exec responsible for Apple iOS map fiasco walks the plank

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Re: "Apple's aura of perfection..."

Agreed- My iPod 4th generation has run like a shot donkey since I've installed IOS 6. It sucks (and not just the maps) and there's no way back to IOS 5.

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Ten technology FAILS

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Re: Secondlife Is still Alive.

The main fail of SL is it is shit (as pointed out further up thread). The only people that are still there are complete saddos who are trying to convince themselves that it will become relevant again.

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Samsung Google Nexus 10 tablet review

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and as for "IOS ease of use" my 6 year old daughter had absolutely no problem finding her way around a Galaxy Tab the first time she held one.

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