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* Posts by AAWW

13 posts • joined 5 Mar 2010

Well, burn my atomic-clock-powered new human renaissance platform

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Wow, what an unbelievably bitchy article

I love it. More of this sort of thing, please.

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iRobot Roomba 780 automated vacuum cleaner

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"Crevice nozzle"

That is all

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Top Ten Arcade Classics

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Well said

I was scrolling through the posts wondering how everyone seemed to have forgotten Afterburner - happy days...

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Vodafone issues real Froyo update for HTC Desire

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I hope they've learned their lesson

I'm neither a Voda customer nor a Desire owner, but if I spend £400 on a phone it is *my phone* and you do not have the right to put your rubbish on it.

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ASA: You can't say 'f**k'

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FAIL

And another thing...

I love swearing as much as the next person (or more, in all probability) but advertising or marketing that relies on it for humour or effect is weak and lazy beyond belief.

It reminds me of a sweary advert for Richer Sounds which used to appear in Viz many years ago: they got the tone just wrong, and it seemed crashingly out of place even in the filth-laden pages of that venerable organ.

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The tabloids have known this for years...

That's why the Guardian or the Times will print "fuck" but the Sun will print "f***". The latter actually draws more attention to it and heightens the sensationalism.

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Ditch the malware magnet

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Sadly, most of the alternatives suck

I print out a lot of PDF sheet music (much of it from CPDL), and only Adobe consistently renders it well (I've just tested Foxit, CoolPDF and Sumatra on a motet by Victoria and they were all pretty unreadable).

Furthermore, the latest version of Foxit tries to install a pointless browser toolbar, and by default:

- Sets your default search engine to Ask

- Sets your home page to Ask

- Installs ebay icons on your desktop and in your start menu and quick launch toolbar

That is absolutely unaccetable behaviour from any app, let alone one that sells itself as the low-bloat alternative to a common tool.

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Irish civil rights group takes aim at iPad launch

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Handy online dictionary

For those of us who have no clue about gaelic:

http://www.nic.funet.fi/~magi/opinnot/gaelic/irish-dic.html

So:

Féach ar na Féilire = look at the calendar

Súil = eye, hence presumably Pádraig O'Súil = iPad

That last sentence is beyond me though

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Ah, got it...

It's their answerphone message - something like "we're on holiday, please leave a message after the tone".

Courtesy of http://www.irishdictionary.ie/dictionary

This has actually got me mildly interested in learning the language, despite the fact that I never go to Ireland.

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Beautifully done

That is all

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Don't blame Willy the Mailboy for software security flaws

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Obfuscating variable names...

... is a unbelievably terrible idea. It hampers maintainability and provides absolutely no security benefit, as anyone who has ever reverse-engineered symbol-stripped code can tell you.

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Cisco promises to 'forever change the internet'

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@scrubber

LOL - it was a new switch! (Albeit a fairly impressive one.)

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NASA flying car engineer shoots down Reg coverage

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Hammer/screwdriver

Boy did he get that one wrong... FWIW we always used to refer to a hammer as "the electric screwdriver".

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