* Posts by Andrew Moore

1458 posts • joined 2 Mar 2007

Terror in the Chernobyl dead zone: Life - of a wild kind - burgeons

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OH MY GOD!!!

THE WOLVES ARE WALKING ON WATER?!?!?!?!

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Ten years on: Ronnie Barker, Pismonouncers Unanimous founder, remembered

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The Phantom Raspberry Blower Of Old London Town...

...co-written with Spike Milligan if I remember.

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Doctor Who's Under the Lake splits Reg scribes: This Alien homage thing – good or bad?

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Re: Viewer "fatigue"?

Surely if Viewer Fatigue was a thing, Eastenders and Coronation Street would have disappeared years ago.

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Lies from VW: 'Our staff acted criminally but board didn't know'

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Re: no honour in the top knobs club

"No pooftas"

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Re: We only found out about the problems in the last board meeting

"Oh you fucked a companies share price up, closed half of it down and sacked a lot of the staff! That makes you highly employable at board level."

As long as you are still sending out huge dividends to the major shareholders, they don't really care what you did to the company. The ability to syphon out cash to the wealthy is all that matters to them.

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Bletchley Park remembers 'forgotten genius' Gordon Welchman

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Re: Please can we keep the accolades coming...

My father worked at Bletchley Park during the 50s/60s- something he only told me about last year. It seems absolutely everyone involved had to sign the Official Secrets Act.

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Devious Davros, tricksy Missy and Dalek Clara delight in The Witch's Familiar

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The Sunglasses...

Recent pictures of Capaldi seem to show him suffering from some form of conjunctivitis. So maybe the sunglasses were written in because of this.

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My parents don't know I'm in SEO. They think I play piano in a brothel

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Re: Spam filter

My response as well. Also I point out to them that they probably found me not the first search page too, negating their claim that my sites are not highly visible on search engines...

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Okay...

So the S is 'Snake' and the O is 'Oil'. What does the E stand for?

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All in all, it's just another hit in the stalls: Roger Waters The Wall

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I'll go see it...

It will be great to see the stage from a decent angle- The seats I got from TicketBastard for the tour, were so oblique to the stage I go see into the wings and Rog and co waiting to come on. And these were "premium" seats according to TB.

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Brown kid with Arab name arrested for bringing home-made clock to school

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"A paranoid world addicted to security theatre"

sums up in one line what life has become in the 21st century. Brilliant.

Even during the 70s and 80s when the IRA carried out deadly campaigns in the UK and Ireland, there was no where near the paranoia or stupidity that there is today.

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and most of America apparently

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Is there a voice alert going "You have 5 minutes to reach minimal safe distance..."

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Doctor Who returns to our screens next week – so, WHO is the worst Time Lord of them all?

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Re: Having met two of them...

To me, McCoy was always the clown from Vision On...

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Re: Having met two of them...

We used to call her 'Arse'

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Confession: I was a teenage computer virus writer

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I suspect a lot of us did this back in the day...

The only virus I wrote was only designed to annoy a friend. And set to die after a particular timescale.

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Apple: Samsung ripped off our phone patent! USPTO: What patent?

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Re: The US Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) IS THE PROBLEM!

When a patent is granted the company has to produce and sell products that utilise the patent, after a 2 year period after manufacturing has stopped, they loose rights to the patent, and it becomes free for all to use.

but what happens if that company then tightens rights to the patent? Does it then revert back to them?

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Re: The US Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) IS THE PROBLEM!

You used the word "kill" and cited a US government department. You are now on an NSA watchlist (as am I probably).

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Adulterers antsy as 'entire' Ashley Madison databases leak online

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Re: Karma?

I don't think there are many schoolchildren using Ashley Madison to cheat on their partners...

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Amazon UK conditions 'exhausting', claims union

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But, but, but...

I thought the staff all skated around the warehouses while listening to the Lovin' Spoonful and drinking shite iced coffees...

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W3C's failed Do Not Track crusade tumbles to ad-blockers' Vietnam

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Re: Hah!

It means "stupid people should not be in management positions"...

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Global drug-dealing cyber crime web was centred on ... Aberdovey

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Pedant Alert!

That would be Starlord's Strontium Dog

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Disaster-gawping cam drones to be blasted out of the sky in California

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Re: Unintended consequences

There is a maximum weight that an unlicensed drone can be- 55lbs is way too heavy.

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Toyota recalls 625,000 hybrids: Software bug kills engines dead with THERMAL OVERLOAD

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Re: Quality

It's better than getting the situation where accountants decide is cheaper to pay for the deaths than it is to cover the recall/repair costs (allegedly this happened with a particular brand of aircraft)

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Neil Young yanks music from streaming services: 'Worst audio in history'

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Of course...

The best way to listen to Neil is live- I'm not a big fan but the wife is and she dragged me along to a couple of concerts and they were fantastic (for purists, it was at the same venue, three times)

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Free internet for kids! Obama's offering free internet to kids! (Yes, there's a catch)

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Re: Old cause and effect confusion again...

How about:

Poor people pay more tax

More employees means more tax

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Google's new view of the world takes two pics to make 'DeepStereo' 3D

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Re: EU proposal on copyright of building images

That means that all the buildings of interest (the historical ones) would probably be okay as it would only cover the new stuff that there's little interest in. But if there is modern stuff of interest (say The Shard) I could see Google making arrangements with the architect.

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Self/Less: Crap science, eyebrow acting, and immortality for the 1%

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I'm pretty sure...

...that this is going to be how Humans turns out too

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Uber execs charged, will stand trial in France

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Re: About time

The problem is, unless you start making senior execs culpable to the illegal actions of the companies they serve, then you risk creating an marketplace where other companies will flaunt laws based purely on the fact that none of their employees will be held accountable.

And I don't agree with arresting random Airbus employees, but I do agree with arresting Airbus top execs.

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But, but, but...

I thought Uber were going in to lecture the French authorities on their (the French legal system's) "misunderstandings"

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French Uber bosses talk to Le Plod over 'illicit activity' allegations

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something similar happened in Ireland- the taxi drivers were allowed to resell their licenses which mean't that these licenses commanded €100,000s to acquire. And then the Irish government deregulated the whole industry...

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Get READY: Scientists set to make TIME STAND STILL tonight

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GPS...

I thought all the GNSS systems adopted the GPS approach- they ignore the leap seconds so they are currently adrift by 24 seconds.

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Android's sun sets on Eclipse

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Re: Embrace, Extend...

agreed- the Android Studio experience is 100 times better than Eclipse, even when it was in pre-beta (or is it post-alpha?)

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FLICK my FLINT and SNIFF my TREE on the streets of Naples

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Re: Maybe ....

...and stale beer; which is the last thing you'd want a pub to smell of (not that your examples are welcome either)

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Data AWOL? Thank God for backup. You backed up, right?

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Ah memories...

One of the worst calls I'd get when I used to do technical support for Psion's kit was usually from someone who had been storing all their "valuable data" in the internal RAM- which required power. They'd inevitably let the battery run down or fail to swap the battery within the 30 second time frame and puff went all their data. And I'd get a phone call demanding that I restore their "valuable data". I eventually developed a copying strategy which went something like:

Me: "Don't worry, we can easily get that back. What I need you to do is get your last backup..."

Customer: "But I've never done a backup."

Me: "I thought you said your data was valuable."

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'Snowden risked lives' fearfest story prompts sceptical sneers

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Somewhere...

...a "terrorist" atrocity is being contrived by an intelligence organisation. It will be blamed on Edward Snowden...

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In memoriam: Christopher Lee, Hammer's Count Dracula

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Somewhere...

Christopher Lee is facing off Death in a heavy metal showdown...

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Swordfish fatally stabs man after man stabs, fatally, swordfish

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Re: Hmmm...

"Heroic Swordfish Rids Harbour Of Bully"

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RAF Eurofighter gets a Battle of Britain makeover

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eh?

Would a jet be allowed to pass that close to a prop aircraft?

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Putting your schlong into the reel-to-reel tape machine is a bad idea

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Re: Perspective, Mr. Dabbs

"Ah! That well of infinite melancholy that would engulf and smother even the perky optimism of a teenage boy."

So that wasn't only me then...

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Re: reel to reel

I did the same to my Super 8 projector- I could never get it back to normal again.

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Attack of the possibly-Nazi clone parakeet invaders

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Lots of 'em in Spain...

They are all over the place in Malaga and Marbella. And yes, they do seem to be out-competing with the local bird population.

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The huge flaw in Moore’s Law? It's NOT a law after all

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The conspiracy theory...

Moore's Law was also used to slow down innovation by allowing R&D to only focus on making kit that was 2 times faster within the 6 month time period. Whose to say that they didn't produce a chipset 16 times faster but held back on release for 2 years...

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>Ring, ring< Hey Wall St. Yeah, it's Google. Yeah, bad news again, fellas

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Isn't this just Wall St/"Market Analysts" gaming the stock prices (as usual)

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Cybercrime taskforce collects huge botnet scalp on first go

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Somewhere in Eastern Europe...

a minion is being made "an example of"...

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Drug drone not high enough: Brit lags' copter snared on prison wire

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Re: Didn't this happen already?

The article does link to the attempt in Ireland. However:

>"This is the first time I have heard of a drone being used to get banned items into a prison," a source

>told the Brit newspaper.

It would appear that the "source" does not follow international news...

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Galileo! Galileo! Galileo good to go after six-week recovery effort

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Re: "reached its desired orbit."

That was the French military's reasoning about pressing for Galileo in the first place

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Hawking thesp Eddie Redmayne and Snowden doc Citzenfour win Oscars

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Re: Not about Nerds

I think Interstellar got best effects.

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Swift gets swifter: Apple updates its new programming language

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Re: How about ...

That's fine if you need to work with CIE calibrated values- which 99% of us do not. And it is criticism without ignorance. If floats are so important, support them AND hex.

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Gov.UK begs Google 'n' U.S. tech pals: Forget Ireland, come to Blighty

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Re: The "HQ-UK" initiative is intended to showcase why Blighty

"Google's HQ in Ireland only employs one person"

Strange- there was a lot more than that in the office when I visited 3 weeks ago...

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