* Posts by andy mcandy

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Indecent proposal: Hedge fund makes 'unsolicited' bid for Riverbed

andy mcandy

NO

Please leave my beloved Riverbed alone ://

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Peak Apple: Has ANYONE at all ordered a new iPhone 5c?

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Re: I've ordered a 5C

Just buy a nexus 4 direct from Google for 200 quid and be go shopping for your sim free contract.

I have managed to gouge orange for unlimited (truly) data, unlimited SMS and 100 mins (I use less than 5 mins a month) for 5 quid plus vat. Makes sense to me! :-)

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Bill Gates again world's richest, tops in US for 20th straight year

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Re: It is impossible to have a billion dollars without that fact in some way helping others.

You just summed up the stock market very clearly and succinctly. Have a beer on me :-)

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It's Grand Theft Auto 5 day: Any of you kids remember GTA the First?

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Re: That which brings the highest happiness...

Reward for killing all the harekrishna's in one swipe, IIRC. top job :-) :-) :-)

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A single company is responsible for 1 out of 4 BlackBerry apps

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I think I'm alone...

In that I actually like and prefer my Z10 to android and the old iphone.

LED torch is useful :)

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Why all the fuss about flash? Pin your ears back and find out

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Childcatcher

Re: This article is a stub.

Such as signing up for the RegCast™?

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Bloke in shed starts own DAB radio station - with Ofcom's blessing

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however, the best thing to happen to DAB was Radio 5 Live :)

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Seven snazzy smartphones for seven sorts of shoppers

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Re: I need to juggle lots of email accounts.

the BB10 hub is excellent. i got a Z10 as a corporate trial and have been using it heavily since launch date. just like the article says, management of different message types and accounts is very very good.

it has totally replaced my personal android device which was running 4.1

the phone may have been "free" to me, but it doesnt stop me recommending it to all my friends as a really good device. the camera is pretty good too, excellent pictures from the polo festival this weekend :)

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REVEALED: Google's GINORMOUS £650m London Choc Factory

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Holmes

Re: ...to 11 storeys...

London is mostly built on earlier bits of London, and clay. Unlike New York, where it is rock underneath. So build something too high/heavy and it will sink.

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Can Microsoft's U-turn stop the Xbox 360 becoming another XP?

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Coffee/keyboard

Re: No - Kill The XBOX ONE with FIRE - don't reward DRM + Spying

BOOBIES

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IT mercenaries and buy-to-let landlords are my HEROES - here's why

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Pint

I "commuted"* 400 miles to cornwall for my first contract. that might as well have been another country (lovely in summer, miserable and wet in winter). spent a very enjoyable 2 years there :)

Beer, because its summer and I wish i was back there surfing or swimming in the sea...

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Ad-slingers! Punting peeps' pics into promos? You must read THIS

andy mcandy
Trollface

A better way...

I think the best way to mark sponsored/advert tweets would be to begin the tweet with the following:

"This is a sponsored tweet from *company name* about "product name*.

How many characters left for the "important message"?

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Apple declares WAR on Spotify: iRadio bags streaming rights

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Joke

We knew you were trouble when you walked in...

goat edition?

C&P link into youtube, its worth it. just make sure your speakers are turned up loud!!

www.youtube.com/watch?v=NFgx5MY72Dk

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The bunker at the end of the world - in Essex

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Re: Anyone else thought of Vaultec?

Give me a powerfist and i'll be a happy wandered :)

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Løvefïlm signs hit beards’n’berserkers series Vikings

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Pirate

giganews subscription.

job done :)

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Brit adventurer all set to assault ex-Reg haunt Rockall

andy mcandy
Holmes

James Cameron?

Lester, you took THE James Cameron to the rocky outcrop, or just a happy name coincidence.

I would like to believe you took the director of Aliens out there :)

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Bogus gov online test tells people on dole they're just SO employable

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we recently advertised for a mid-level avaya voip lead and got only 8 respondents. you could say thats an advantage to recruiting in the flatlands of the UK. however we are yet to find out how shallow the voip talent pool is in this locale...

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Nelson Mandela's island prison hell to become game

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Pint

upvoted purely for rocketjumping and quad damage comments. Now if you had managed to get the grapple in there too that would have been a full house :)

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'Mainframe blowout' knackered millions of RBS, NatWest accounts

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Re: I reckon the other source had it spot on

That's so good, and accurate, I have just printed it out and stuck it on the kitchen wall as a reminder to the ever expanding mass of PHB's I have the (mis)fortune of working with/for/alongside

Made my day :)

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North Korean citizens told: Socialist haircuts are a thing... go get some

andy mcandy
Trollface

Not socialist..

Yes but...you have to agree in the UK the average Labour voter is a communist bastard in disguise.

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Virty giant VMware drags upstart Hortonworks to court over 'unfair practices'

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Trollface

Re: Nice piece

take a wild guess?

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

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Trollface

Re: The G Bomb!

calm down dear :)

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Traffic app Waze 'turned down Apple's $400m, wants $750m' - report

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Re: Waze ? for what ?

your feedback loop comment is exactly how my tomtom satnav (825 GO) works with its onboard SIM card. its a neat feature but here in east anglia theres not a huge choice of routes i can take to avoid any problems.

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Report says Cisco offloading Linksys

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FAIL

Re: Good

you can say that again (ios bugs). several of my 3750 stacks are reporting millions of deformed packets per day even tho theyre totally clean.

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Quantum axes one in ten workers, insists it was not investor's idea

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Re: We wish you a merry...

Well, an asset stripping company has bought shares and wants a place on the board so now is the time to start drawing lots on which arm of the company will be sold off next - and how many months until we see the end of Quantim as we know it...

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Home Sec: Let us have Snoop Charter or PEOPLE WILL DIE

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Coat

Re: Thoughtcrime

i already have an ID card. not one of the government types admittedly. but it does get me into such interesting places are government facilities and prisons*

*and perhaps most importantly, allows me to leave!

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Tintri's VDI flash disk mix: The kit that booted 1,000 virtual desktops

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WTF?

following on

how large were the images and were they thin or thick provisioned. these factors are an important metric in deciding is this is genuine speed, or just another massively favourable sales pitch.

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UK data-blurt cockups soared 1,000 PER CENT over last five years

andy mcandy
Unhappy

fines...

because fining a public funded resource will REALLY make the problem go away.

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Party like it's 1999: CDE Unix desktop REBORN

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Re: Fond memories!

me too :)

when i saw the screengrab, my first though was "thats the amiga workbench". nice, utilitarian (as already mentioned) GUI.

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Deadly pussies kill more often than owners think

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Joke

Re: Vermin

all you need is a wheelybin :)

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Smart meter hack framework goes open-source

andy mcandy
Coat

A better title

would have been "The Ternimeter" imo

(works best in a mock south african accent)

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Google Nexus 7 shipping cock-up enrages fandroids

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Re: eBuyer

me too. lucky for me, it arrived just as i was heading out the door last friday morning so had the pleasure of showing it off to my workmates (all infrastructure geeks too). then utilised the friday night hotel wifi to browse/fondle/nerd out

i like it, sygic satnav on it is very good btw. download all maps locally.

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Streetfighter 2: The World Warrior

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awesome game! reading this nostalgia piece, i can hear the music in my head. i spent FAR too many hours playing this game on my friend's SNES

guile stage music is up there with any other composition imo :)

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'Evil' hacker gets two and a half years in the slammer

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Re: "attempting to prove his kills"

BOOM HEADSHOT!

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TSA screeners spooked by Apple's 'futuristic artifact'

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Re: 2001 obelisk

when do they get to the beating with bones part?

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ICANN eggfaced after publishing dot-word biz overlords' personal info

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WTF?

in regard to the whole gTLD "choose your own" auction (now fiasco)

WHY??

FOR THE LOVE OF GOD WHY????

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Wealthy Kensington & Chelsea residents reject BT fibre cabinets

andy mcandy

they can put one or two in my village if they like.

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VMware confirms ESX source code had been stolen and published

andy mcandy
Linux

Re: An excerpt of the stolen code

at a guess, because its the source code build files (not a coder, excuse my terminology) in the screenshot and not the actual line by line code itself.

regardless, according to the article its ESX which is based on *shhh dont tell anyone* redhat linux.

ESXi is the significantly better and more recent hypervisor from vmware which pretty much eliminates all the attack vectors exposed in the previous ESX/redhat OS.

everyone has upgraded their infrastructure to ESXi by now, havent they? ;-)

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Ten... eight-bit classic games

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Unhappy

neither did my zipstick

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RIP wind power: Minister blows away plans for more turbines

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Coat

Re: I smell elections coming

i read that as electrons. all this talk of nuclear power, must have jolted something

sorry :)

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EA confirms Crysis 3 release

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graphics

mmm plants. so lots of DX11 tessellation eyecandy then :)

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Ten... Bedroom Gadget Treats

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FAIL

how about reviewing some blackout curtains and rails/boxes? now summer is (almost) upon us, waking up at 5am isnt all its cracked up to be!

i was in italy recently and the place i stayed at had the most impressive blackout curtains ive ever seen. im really crap if i dont get a good nights sleep ://

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Ten... Kitchen Gadget Treats

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Trollface

i quite like nescafe alta rica

too much effort arsing about with "real" coffee, especially at work or home :)

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Japanese boffins fear virus nicked spacecraft blueprints

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Mushroom

gotta take off first, before nuking the site from orbit

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Busted Phobos-Grunt in harmless splashdown

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Mushroom

well, the sequel to cloverfield is due this year and we all know how that started, dont we

dont we?

:)

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Manufacturers testing wider cars for swingbellies

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Devil

agreed :)

i spent a couple of years working away (living on expenses, natch) and came back to find i could barely fit into the seat of my weekend toy car. so dont make the seats wider, make the drivers more healthy.

too fat to drive? you're donald ducked then :)

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HSBC UK systems major outage

andy mcandy
Pint

maybe its...

stuxnet, back for revenge!*

*or payback, depending on your particular moral stance

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Farewell then, Sony Ericsson

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Pirate

good point, exactly how fast would a 3G wankel rotary 'phone be?!

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the p910i is one of the best smartphones ever. i used mine for about 6 years until it finally broke (my fault).

killer app was tomtom and the active car cradle. :)

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Painters wrap Forth Bridge job after 121 years

andy mcandy
Pint

ouch

reading your comment made my brain go crosseyed! :)

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