* Posts by Andrew Moore

1464 posts • joined 2 Mar 2007

Hi! I’m Foxy! It looks like you want to run Flash. Do you need help?

Andrew Moore
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Re: $5 Credit?

Better than that is when they guess the value of the package, while ignoring the value on the customs declaration form. When I queried them about it, they told me it was because sometimes people don't put the correct value on the form. I told them that was a matter for Customs and Excise to pursue, not them. Strangely enough the extra charges were dropped once I got a case number back from Customs...

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Man sues date for cinema texting fiasco, demands $17.31

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Re: I don't see the problem

If you are American and underage for drinking (which I think is 45 years old these days), then the cinema is usually your only option.

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Vodafone loses €6bn mainly due to Indian biz writeoff

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Re: What a shame

It was their shitty customer service that made my company jump ship. Something I enjoyed explaining to the Vodafone sales droid who rang me to ask why we had switched.

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T-Mobile USA sued by parents after their baby dies amid 911 meltdown

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No, that person is saying "I lost my kid and I want to make sure that this does not happen to anyone else using the only legal means available to me"

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European Patent Office dragged to human rights court – by its own staff

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Re: And the circus continues...

Piggy's had his snout in the trough for too long. There'll be no budging him without outside intervention.

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Waiter? There's a mouse in my motherboard and this server is greasy!

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Re: I'm not surprised in the slightest

A friend of mine always ordered a cheeseburger with no cheese...

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Customer satisfaction is our highest priority… OK, maybe second-highest… or third...

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Re- Wifi "hijacking" had something similar recently trying to get a bus ticket. Turns out the app was trying to access the bus companies wifi and of course it was behind one of those useless login screens- which the app did not present to you and was only evident if you opened up the browser.

And of course, the error message displayed had absolutely nothing to do with the app failing to get an internet connection.

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Webcam sex blackmailer faces extradition to Canada to stand trial for bullied teen's suicide

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Re: How many will have to die?

The main problem I have with controlling my kids internet time is all my neighbours with their open Wifi connections.

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Startup remotely 'bricks' grumpy bloke's IoT car garage door – then hits reverse gear

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Surely a great USP for anyone wanting to sell IoT gadgets is to advertise is as being "3rd party server FREE!!!"

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Alabama man gets electrocuted after sleeping with iPhone

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I had an incident once where an America company installed kit and rather than putting a proper 3 pin UK plug on all the gear, took an American extension strip, stuck a UK plug on that and then plugged their standard US plugs into the strip. While unplugging one of these, my fingers managed to slip under the plug and touch the two pins...

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PC survived lightning strike thanks to a good kicking

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We banned Vaios in our company after the motherboard failed on the bosses one and there was no way to get at the disk drive (which contained all the boss' photos in a non-backed up location) without disassembling it, voiding the warranty- a fact the support droid in Sony's call centre was all too gleeful to point out.

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Nuns left in limbo after phone line transfer hell

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Hmmmm...

My most recent dealings with Eir was having them refuse to allow me to pay my bill online. Their excuse, my bill was unpaid.

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Bloke whose drone was blasted out of sky by angry dad loses another court battle for compo

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Re: Cricket bats

I think Kid Creole already beat you to it...

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Robo-Uber T-boned, rolls onto side, self-driving rides halted

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Pattern emerging...

2 previous autonomous vehicle accidents were also the result of the human occupied vehicle forcing a bad move and hoping that the self preservation of the driver of the other vehicle would allow them to get away with it. Downside is all the autonomous vehicles do not appear to have human-level self preservation built in. On the plus side, get enough of these vehicles on the road and it'll make the arseholes think twice before barging across 3 lanes of traffic or turning suddenly without indicators...

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Decapitating Rockall: How a 1970s Navy expedition blasted the top off the Atlantic islet

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Re: Not Rockall

Eidelburger: "Strange, four legs on a piano?"

Eccles: "Hey, I keep falling over..."

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$1m Popslate e-ink screen venture tanks, Indiegogo backers flame out

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Re: Buyer be wary...

I'm sure if he was hit by Lightning, he'd be an admirable conductor...

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81's 99 in 17: Still a lotta love for the TI‑99/4A – TI's forgotten classic

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My first home computer...

I still have a lot of fond memories, even though it ran like a bit of a dog and was useless without the Expanded Basic module.

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Sysadmin's sole client was his wife – and she queried his bill

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In my office I'm sat across a sales droid who has spent two weeks trying to get a piece of software working so that he can demonstrate it to a client. Which has involved multiple daily calls to a call centre I'm pretty sure is located in India. This is for software that I'm fully trained on. Apparently the sales droid was told to use the off site support rather than asking me for support because the company pays a yearly support contract and they want their monies worth...

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US judge halts mass fingerprint harvesting by cops to unlock iPhones

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Re: C'mon guys...

Q: How do Americans know that they are free?

A: Because they keep being told they are,...

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FAKE BREWS: America rocked by 'craft beer' scandal allegations

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If you ever see a product with the words "deluxe", "luxury", "gourmet" etc on it's packaging, avoid it like the plague; they are always anything but.

My other bugbear is the word "homemade", usual found on a menu in a bar or cafe; my first question is always "In who's home?"

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Re: Craft beer...

I've tried telling the small breweries over here (Ireland) to drop the use of the word "craft" and use "micro" instead. "Craft" cannot be protected/defined so it's open to use by anyone, whereas "micro" has been defined by Revenue has meaning a brewery that produces less than 30,000 hectolitres a year.

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Re: "India Pale Ale went *to* India"

Unfortunately, it's not entirely true- all exported beers whether they were going to India or not were brewed stronger. And as for adding hops to act as a preservative- well that was the reason why hops were added to beer in the first place- to act as a preservative.

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Nokia's 3310 revival – what's NEXT? Vote now

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Re: Psion netBook

I still have a couple lying around the office (we were Psion's Irish disto)

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Magic Leap sued for sex discrimination … by woman it hired to stamp out sex discrimination

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Re: "Wizards Wanted"

>About the only thing that's going to save the company is black magic, and whose best known for THAT?

Rowntrees?

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Hold the phone! Crap customer service cost telcos £2.9 BEEEELLION in 2016

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My experience...

After spending a week and a half, complaining about support from my telco, the support has just decided to flat out lie to me claiming it gave support when it didn't. Unfortunately for them, I have a email paper trail backing up my claim.

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High tides: Boffins spy on dolphins baked on poisonous piscines

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A little late...

The TV program was already on- two weeks ago...

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2009 IBM: Teleworking will save the WORLD! 2017 IBM: Get back to the office or else

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Okay then...

'Successful telework is directly correlated with a higher job satisfaction, lower absenteeism and turnover costs'

So this move will be directly correlated with a lower job satisfaction, higher absenteeism and turnover costs...

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New PayPal T&Cs prevents sellers trash-talking PayPal

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I can't even...

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Want to come to the US? Be prepared to hand over your passwords if you're on Trump's hit list

Andrew Moore
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I threatened to cancel a training course that would have taken place in the US. It's now been moved to Germany.

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BOFH: Password HELL. For you, mate, not for me

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Welcome back Simon...

You've been missed...

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2016: Snapchat loses $515m... 2017: Snapchat rips veil off $3bn IPO

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Re: Beautification filters for the IPO

"I do not understand how a company like Snapchat can spend near enough to a Billion a year"

My guess is: Sky high salaries and bonuses for the boys at the top.

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Coming to the big screen: Sci-fi epic Dune – no wait, wait, wait, this one might be good

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Re: I am obviously alone in this.

The actor playing Paul went on to become Agent Dale Cooper in Twin Peaks...

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Re: I thought Arrival was decent.

It wasn't time travel, it was the ability to perceive time in a non-linear fashion.

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EU whacks first nail into mobile roaming charges' coffin

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Hang on...

Wasn't this all supposed to be in place by April?

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Well-rested women in danger of bouncing their men into early grave

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I think the article might be a little confused...

“men who had sex once a week much more likely to experience cardiovascular events five years later than men who were sexually inactive.”

this would appear to indicate that sexually active men live longer...

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Felted! AI poker bot Libratus cleans out pros in grueling tournament, smugly trousers $1.8m

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Re: Imperfect text

I heard that hidden cards make poker an imperfect information game.

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Don't worry, America: Elon Musk says he'll have a word with Trump

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Re: Musk 'n' Trump

Firing the acting AG was an interesting move- it signals to the rest of "them" that they are all dispensable...

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President Donald Trump taken on by unlikely foe: Badass park rangers

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Re: About time

It should be "President Snow [flake]"

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Re: About time

Why do all the nutjobs seem to think that a presidential term is 8 years??? It's 4 years.

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Batman v Superman leads Razzie nominations

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Re: Three Wishes

That's why I've never bothered with any of the latest reboots- I'm fed up of seeing John and Martha get gunned down again.

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Why Theresa May’s hard Brexit might be softer than you think

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Re: Plausible

I think it's kinda cute that she thinks that she has any influence on what type of Brexit there's going to be.

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Now that's a Blue Screen of Death: Windows 10 told me to jump off a cliff

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Re: "You have reached your dest..."

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DTcBWo4Aj0g

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Soz fanbois, Apple DIDN'T invent the smartphone after all

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It also allows Apple to bork older models...

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Slim pickings by the Biggest Loser: A year of fitness wearables

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Re: Sorry for your loss Alistair.

Likewise, condolences...

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Florida Man sues Verizon for $72m – for letting him commit identity theft

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Re: Nice to see...

"nothing has happened yet"

errr, sterling has tanked. And that's even before Article 50 has been signed...

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Andrew Moore
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Re: Citizens of the US,

"It's not hard."

Have you tried Viagra? I have received a few emails that might be of interest to you...

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Robo-supercar hype biz Faraday Future has invented something – a new word for 'disrupt'

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Remember...

Disrupt is better than datrupt...

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How the NYE leap second clocked Cloudflare – and how a single character fixed it

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Re: Use NTP

Google do this- it's called a Leap Smear

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My fortnight eating Blighty's own human fart-powder

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Re: Where's the IT angle?

I do believe that "pap" is proto-germanic for nipple and is still in some use in English.

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Xmas software update knackered US Customs computer systems

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I had a friend who regularly did business in East German back in the 70s/80s- he said Checkpoint Charlie was a doddle compared to US Border and Immigration.

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