* Posts by Andrew Moore

1446 posts • joined 2 Mar 2007

Pop tix touts slung in the cooler for 4 years after £3m web scam

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Re: I'm sorry...

And yet a quick google turns this up:

http://www.safeconcerts.com/tickets/directory/hydeparkconcerts-com/

Can say anything about the ranking because it's been there 3 years. However it would appear that while the warning was put up in February, people were continuing to use (and get scammed) as late as June (from the few sites I looked at).

There's 'trust' and there's 'diligence'.

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I'm sorry...

...but I find it hard to feel any sympathy for the victims. The only thing that TicketBastard does right is give a 'legitimate' source for tickets (I never thought I'd be arguing for TicketBastard).

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Naked intruder cracks one off in Florida rampage drama

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Re: The guy went a bit overboard

I seem to remember that Angel Dust is the preferred tipple of your average America carney.

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@Jake

"They had the nutter subdued, with no deaths & minimal damage."

He started masturbating AFTER the shots were fired. What part of that indicates that he was 'subdued'?

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Apple 'dismayed' to find over 100 kids building its iDevices

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they could be 6/7 for all we know.

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Don't like your cell network? Legal unlocking ends TONIGHT in US

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Re: ...the septics are fond of prosecuting you...

'yank' comes from the dutch 'Jankees'; a common name/nickname for the settlers.

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Lotus 1-2-3 turns 30: Mitch Kapor on the Google before Google

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Great article...

if you are doing requests- can you do Ashton Tate next (same rags to riches to rags story)

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Mayer! predicts! mobile! personalized! future! for! Yahoo! at! Davos!

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Re: She said "graph"

yes, graphy, graphy, graph, graph.

If they say it often enough, it must mean something, right?

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Samsung demands Apple's iOS 6 source code in patent case

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Remember who is asking for this (and making lots of money)- It's lawyers versus lawyers. Both sides employ them so they might as well get some use out of them. And I'm sure both sides have some form of war chest to cover the costs of the 40 ongoing cases, and it's a fraction of their profit.

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Meet قلب, the programming language that uses Arabic script

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So...

...no replacement for quote marks in arabic.

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Scottish Power blows a fuse after Twitter hijacking

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Re: Burns night

and high on haggis.

I miss haggis.

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Have Brits fallen for Netflix, or do they still LoveFilm?

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Re: Don't have a Tv Licence... Love Netflix

I thought you needed to have a license as long as you owned equipment that was capable of receiving a TV signal (TV, DVR etc). As long as you are playing Netflix on a PC, or phone, or tablet, you should be okay.

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Shiny, shiny! The window's behind me...

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Re: Hang on...

should really read RIGHT to the end before commenting.

Oh, and Alistair- you're a bastard. I've got that song stuck in my head now.

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Hang on...

Did Dabbsie just reference Haysi Fantayzee???

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Waiter! There's a phone in my soup

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Re: I've watched it carefully

An excellent film, worthy of a rewatch.

Also the reason why I kept giggling at my Spanish teacher when she was teaching me the word for 'neither'.

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Sympathetic Scots scoff-house offers hard-up Apple fanbois a discount

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Re: He makes Chilli Jam !

Chilli jame shouldn't be too hard to make. Like most jams it will be fruit (in this case chilli), sugar and pectin. I'd roast and skin the chilli's first just to get an added depth to the flavour. And don't forget to leave in the seeds; Only wussies deseed their chillis.

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hmmm....

A whole article about a restaurant in Aberdeen, which serves haggis, and not a mention of the fact that it's Burns' Night tonight.

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Oh, those crazy Frenchies: Facebook faces family photo tax in France

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Re: I'm impressed

"Let them tax cake!"

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Microsoft blasts PC makers: It's YOUR fault Windows 8 crash landed

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Well...

They can relaunch a turd as many times as they want, it's still not going to smell of roses.

Reminds me of the say "You can't polish a turd but you can roll it in glitter". Maybe that's what they are doing.

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'Op! Op! Op!' Gangnam Style earns Google $8m

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Why this video works...

Americans love an easy dance craze (usually so they can do something at weddings). Gangnam Style's simple dance moves can be easily copied (see also The Electric Side, All the Single Ladies, and the Chicken Dance- otherwise known as the Birdie Song to us over here).

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I think it was reported he made $2 million out of it.

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Apple shares dive after quarterly report disappoints Wall Street

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So....

...the idiots on Wall Street got their figures wrong again. That's not news that's a quarterly reinstatement of the facts.

Headline should read "Mystic Meg gets it wrong. Again!"

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UK malls use Google in desperate stab at luring shoppers off the web

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Re: Bye bye...

It's kinda karma- malls put the high street shops out of business and now the internet is doing the same to them.

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Entire Reg readership would fill 205 Olympic-sized swimming pools

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Re: There has to be a joke in there somewhere...

dammit "there" not "their"

Didn't we get the option to edit our posts within a certain timeframe?

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There has to be a joke in their somewhere...

...about us lot of commentards being the "golden shower"

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Oz library finds Lance Armstrong books a new home: The fiction section

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Anyone for one of those yellow rubber bracelets?

I'm thinking of creating a range of LiveWrong bracelets with the caption "Don't compete; Cheat."

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Smarm-bot Siri seeks side-splitting script-writer for charm transplant

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I'm sorry Bwarry...

...I do not understand 'Weckomend a westauwant"

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What’s a computer? Eat yourself fitter!

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Welcome back Dabbsie...

You have been missed.

Actually electrowetting sounds like a great method for curing bed-wetting.

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Top Gear isn't TV, not when it's on YouTube

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So...

Ofcom spun off a job it should have been doing itself, and that spin-off gets to demand money from companies already signed up to Ofcom?

Talk about scam and crony-ism.

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Record numbers of you are reading this headline right now

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Re: ABC denialists!

but that that just plays into the denialists' denialists hands (you know- those that deny the deniers)

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Paris Hilton

"a quarter that of The Sun"

hmmmm, the campaign to add 'Page 3' to the list of El Reg categories starts here.

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Tell Facebook who's the greatest: YOU are!

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HMV...

I found the CD section (okay it was tucked in the back) but could not find the CD I wanted. Nor were there any assistants to ask (they only seem to staff the cash desks there). So I pulled out my phone and ordered it from play.com instead.

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White House raises the signature threshold for petitions to 100,000

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Re: But... what about...

Isn't a moron a person from that cult that Mitt Romney belongs to? The ones that get to have multiple wives and magic underpants?

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BT's 'six-month free broadband' offer is a big fat FIB - ads watchdog

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Re: Another day, another "Let's bash BT" article

"So if I shoot someone with a gun, then someone else does it shortly after then I should get done for murder and the other person gets a lesser punishment?"

Of course. The second crime is obviously one of diminished responsibility as they were only following your lead in the first place.

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Re: And how much will BT be fined?

A great fine would be £5,000 and underneath in the small print "Price shown does not include £2,000,000 handling charge"

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The Adam and Joe Show

Many years ago the Adam and Joe Show had a scene where they went into a supermarket and start eating the "X% Free" portion of various products. Needless to say the manger wasn't very happy.

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also "fresh", "homemade", "luxury" and "deluxe"- especially when applied to food products.

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NRA: Video games kill people, not guns. And here's our video game

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Re: but the only place where regular mass shootings occur...

When I've been in countries that have gun ownership (like the US, Canada, Switzerland) I always ask people why they have a gun. Normally the answer is because it's a legal requirement (Switzerland) or they use it for hunting or sometimes it's for protection.

But when I ask the same question to an American they nearly always go misty eyed and explain some scenario where they come across a shooting in progress (usually in a shopping mall or schoolyard) and they are able to save the day by whipping out their concealed weapon and gunning down the shooter.

I'm not really against gun ownership EXCEPT in the US.

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Re: An NRA spokespersons said...

Or

"There exists in this country, sadly, a callous, corrupt and corrupting shadow industry that sells and stows violence against its own people... and our puppet masters make a lot of money by selling guns to them"

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IBM brains ponder universe, say kids will go nuts for STEAMPUNK

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Re: we're completely over it now

Girl Genius- The story that's going nowhere and taking forever to get there.

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Re: Vampires are now soooo 1830s, dear!

That's what I thought too. However I think we are coming into the 'Gangnam Style' phase of Steampunk; The rest of us can just sit back and say, "yeah I was into that back when it was still cool"

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Amazon-bashed HMV calls in administrators, seeks buyer

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Was in before Christmas...

Their prices were terrible. I was able to buy one item a lot cheaper from another bricks-and-mortar store that was on the same floor of the mall as HMV. I also tried to find (and failed) a CD (Oblivion by Grimes if you are interested). I gave up and bought it on play.com instead.

I'm all for supporting traditional shops, but not when they want to stick a saddle on you and ride you around the store.

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Satnav blunder sends Belgian granny 1,450km to Croatia

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I've always said that we could have a mass cull of the stupid just by setting up SatNavs to detect when they are driving eastwards on Beachy Head and then announce "Turn right now"

(Westwards and "Turn left now" would also work)

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Zuck on that! Instagram loses HALF its hipsters in a month

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Re: Obligatory xkcd

I don't think it does- for that strip to work it has to assume that Chad did not solicit the business to store the stuff in the first place.

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Anger grows over the death of Aaron Swartz

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Re: Comparing Turing to Swartz? Complete FAIL!

Still, suicide is an incredibly selfish act that leaves a lot of family and friends utterly bereft.

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White House rejects Death Star petition: '$850qn too pricey'

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Re: This

I'm pretty sure the original read 'The right to arm bears' and it got misinterpreted.

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Bravo sir...

Well played. Between this response and the one earlier in the week from the West Midlands Railways, it's starting to look a great year for witty rejoinders from the public sector.

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Inside the new climate row as Mystic Met Office goes cool on warming

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Global warming...

The problem is weather is an exceptionally complex system. Most predictions of globall warming tend to focus only on a few of the million possible variables. Also, it doesn't help that various organisations are pushing their model while denigrating the models of other organisations in what I think can only be because of the grant money being made available.

My fear is that the whole event will turn out to be cyclic but in the meantime a 'solution' will be put in force that will leave us worse off in the long run. I call this the Australian Cane Toad Effect.

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Reuters rubbishes report rubbishing cheap iPhone rumor

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I can't see it...

one of Apples major segments is the 'high end, high price' phone sectors. I really cannot see them diluting this cash cow. They'll wipe out the whole 'I own an iPhone, aren't I great' market sector.

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Biz users, hard-up punters: Nobody loves Windows 8

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So...

"Vista was a raging cock-up," said Davies.

I hate to think what that makes Windows 8 then.

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