* Posts by AndrewInIreland

48 posts • joined 9 Nov 2011

The Great Unwatched: BBC hails glorious digital future for Three

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Orphan Black...

The only thing I watched on BBC3 was Orphan Black, and the odd Doctor Who catch up (iPlayer is not available in Ireland). Hopefully OB will get moved to BBC2.

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CNN 'tech analyst' on NAKED CELEBS: WHO IS this mystery '4chan' PERSON?

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Re: What does CNN stand for?

Clown Noob News?

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Tricked by satire? Get all your news from Facebook? You're in luck, dummy

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Re: It's only logical...

As well as the digusting sounding "rimshot"

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Google TOO WHITE and MALE, says HR boss, looking in mirror

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Re: Diversity is bollocks

Likewise chromosomic makeup. Either the person is fit for the job; or not. Race, sex, religion, football team or any other "identifier" will not indicate suitability for a job.

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Japan plans SEVEN satellite launches to supercharge GPS

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Re: Is this just WAAS?

yes, and EGNOS in the EU

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Limbaugh: If you hate Apple then you're a lefty blog-o-twat hipster

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Re: If you hate Apple then you're a lefty blog-o-twat hipster ...

NEWS JUST IN!!! America shock-jock and all round loon refers to Republicans as "racists, sexists [and] bigot homophobes."

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You hear that, Mr Cook? Samsung's profits have gone UP

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Anyone remember...

...when the must-have phone was a Motorola Razr? Or a Blackberry?

Enjoy it while it lasts Samsung, but it might not last long.

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Reg Hardware Awards Best of 2012: VOTING NOW OPEN

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Voting site seems to be broken...

"Sorry, something went bad, and your vote has not been recorded. Please drop a note to webmaster@theregister.co.uk! [TEE-1357826997000]"

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Thunderbirds, Captain Scarlet creator Gerry Anderson dies at 83

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Re: Left out...

And UFO

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Fans' loyalty questioned as iPhone popularity plummets

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Re: Plus, Apple are very busy alienating developers...

>No I'm not a phone developer, but is the above pseudocode really that hard?

No not hard at all, but it barely scratches the surface of the requirements for different screen sizes. You also have to consider image scaling and font sizing. Also your pseudo code is going to add a lot of 'interesting' aspect issues...

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GooPad's eight-incher gives Apple fans cheap relief

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On the plus side...

It ships with Google Maps

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iPad Mini vs Nexus 7: inch makes all the difference, says Apple CEO

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V for Vendetta?

"I konw every inch of this cell and it knows every inch of me. Except one."

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How to get your bust in good shape

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Thankfully...

some of us have access to High Definition Scanners so it's Pointclouds away!

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Apple's iPad Mini mishap: scratching out the retina screen

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Re: I agree, the lack of a retina screen is crazy...

Apple have always 'scaled up' their products. They know they can do an iPad Mini Retina, and that will come out next year. And repeat sell to the people who buy this model. They did the same with the iPhone; Provide a substandard product at the start and then add the features that you could get from other products AND make money while doing so because last years user wants to be this years user.

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Apple iPod Touch 5G review

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"I’m not entirely sure who it’s aimed at anymore..."

App developers who want to develop for the Retina4 display but don't want to buy phone that's pretty useless at making and taking phone calls.

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The hoarder's dilemma, or 'Why can't I throw anything away?'

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That autograph...

...Jimmy Saville, is it not???

Might be worth holding onto. Unless you have a stpry behind it that you can sell to the newspapers for a large amount of wedge.

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iPhone 5: the fab slab to grab

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Indeed, if the phone cannot see the GPS satellites then it cannot triangulate using that method. If there are no geo-located WiFi stations, then it can't use WPS. And CPS using cell tower triangulation is only accurate to 20m-50m.

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Fans rap Apple's 'crap' Map app

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Also,

It managed to flag Airfield House (which is a farm up the road from me) as an airport.

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Ten movies inspired by video games

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I kinda liked...

Hitman and Resident Evil. Though I think the saving grace was I never played the games in the first place.

BTW, the biggest turd is missing from the list: Wing Commander. Boy was that a space dump.

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SHOCK: Poll shows Americans think TSA is highly effective

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Re: Remember flying just after Sept 11

Yeah, they were removing nail clippers at Dublin Airport too- and then in duty free there were magazines with free manicure sets (sissors and nail clippers) for sale.

I once asked one of the securitrons how did they ensure that the (expensive) bottled water for sale in the duty free area had been deweaponised?

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Not a Cloud in my holiday sky

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Deju vu...

"The week before leaving on vacation was hell. Despite me giving my clients plenty of warning and asking them not to send me work later than usual, almost all of them did precisely that."

Yep, sounds like the week I spent before going to Spain. Right now all my clients are getting 'yep, I'll get onto that when I get back off holiday' auto-responses (5 so far).

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Re: You wouldn't steal a car?!?

My view on it is: You are free to use my unsecured wifi as long as I am free to use your unsecured data flowing thru my wifi- you know, data wants to be free and all that...

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Tablet tech is really a Psion of the times

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Aha!

I knew there was a reason why Dabsie is my favorite hack- an Psion owner and a CIXen to boot.

And iof you hadn't mentioned it at the end of the article I would have flagged the Logitech keyboard- I'm currently writing this on one.

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Anonymous declares war after French firm trademarks its logo

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Errrrr....

Isn't this the outfit that uses a mask created by Alan Moore/David Lloyd? How much are they paying in royalties then?

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Raspberry Pi to skipper microship across Atlantic

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hmmmm...

I can see these becoming highly desirable for remote delivery of contraband...

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Fans get date with Lara Croft

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Re: Doubts...

Exactly my thoughts- She comes across as a lot more vulnerable here and I'm not sure that's a good thing. However, that could just be a part of the game- She could get progressively confident as the game progresses. Kinda reminds me of when I last the latest production of Evita- I thought the leads voice was very weak and not up to the job at the beginning but as the show went on it got more assertive (and impressive). I thought it was a very clever device.

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Leaked snaps said to confirm iPhone 5 speculation

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Well finally....

Looks like Apple are going to join everyone else and move to the Micro-USB connector.

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Twelve... classic 1980s 8-bit micros

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Re: Sob...

Just realised- the TI99/4a was a 16 bit micro so wasn't eligible for this list.

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Sob...

No TI99/4a

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Computer nostalgia is 10 PRINT 'BOLLOCKS'

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Re: Shakin Stevens

What about the C&VG cover Thompson Twins game?

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Basic instinct: how we used to code

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Errrr....

The Four Yorkshiremen was an 'At Last The 1948 Show' sketch. Okay, it did star John Cleese and Graham Chapman but the other 2 Yorkshiremen were Tim Brooke Taylor and Marty Feldman.

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Ten... eight-bit classic games

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What no Design Design???

Hall of the things deserves to be there somewhere.

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Look back in Ascii: Computing in the 1980s

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Re: Cue Monty Python Yorkshiremen sketch...

Tim Brooke Taylor??? Luxury!

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Re: Psion 5MX

someone with a bit of start up capital has to think that an Android running on the 5MX style hardware would be a great business idea.

Maybe we should get a few interested parties together and put it up on KickStarter. I wonder if the El Reg Labs are currently vacant...

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Lytro light field camera

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HDS

I can see this being very useful in the field of LIDAR scanning

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Angry Birds Space

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Re: Made for tablets

A few Eagles are gifted??? I have 39 of the buggers (none paid for).

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Re: 10 million...

yeah, and what about all the iPaq and Psion series 3 and 5 owners...

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Re: A lot easier than the original...

yeah- I bought them too. I'm saving them for a long plane journey next week.

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A lot easier than the original...

I was able to complete all the levels (including the Eggsteroid ones) with 3 stars in about 2 hours.

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WTF... should I pay to download BBC shows?

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Re: James

I do think the DVD argument is the best way to defend this. No licence payer gets the DVDs for free, so why should an alternative method of content delivery be any different?

Another example would be: We in the Republic of Ireland indirectly pay a fee for the UK channels. But this means that we don't even get the version of iPlayer that's available in the UK. We get the Worldwide version; some free content but the rest is €6.99 a month.

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Legendary artist Moebius dies

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RIP...

He died last Saturday, I've been re-reading The Incal since (and The Long Tomorrow and The Airtight Garage).

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Space: 1999 returning to TV?

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That episode was responsible for me hacksawing off the front of my Eagle Lander.

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iPad 3 shell shots spied on web

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But the revelation about the resited screws has just given me a nerdgasm.

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TVCatchup

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hmmmm...

I don't see how this is any better than the (ad free) FilmOn which was reviewed earlier this week.

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Dermandar Panorama

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Thanks for the review...

but on checking the results it made my mind up to not buy this app. Poor seaming, overuse of feathering and no exposure smoothing. Nice UI elements do not a good app make.

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PETA riled by Mario's raccoon skin suit

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I always thought that Mario in the Tanuki suit was missing something...

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World of Warcraft subscriptions slip

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It's WOW for Furries.

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Ryanair ponders in-air mucky movie service

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Errr...

I think I see a flaw in Ryanair's thinking- If you drew a Venn Diagram of iPad Owners and People Who Fly Ryanair, you'd get two circles that do not intersect.

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