* Posts by Mark Wills

72 publicly visible posts • joined 2 Oct 2007


Swoopo - eBay's (more) evil twin

Mark Wills


1) They advertise a laptop for sale

2) People bid for it like maniacs

3) The laptop actually gets paid for many times over. Only one person wins it

4) They go out and buy you a laptop and send it to you.


6) GOTO 1

Damn. I so wish I had thought of that. :-(

Boss puts development team on Craigslist

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Code Poetry

This sounds like fun... (while I wait for my lentil soup to warm up in the microwave...)

void shakespeare()


the_question=to_be() || !to_be();


or something like that... Mine's the blue parka with the orange lining and furry hood....

Kent bloke buried under 3,000 congestion charge receipts

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Fucking programmers eh?

for(i=0;i<3000;i++) issue_bill(); /* fuck it, 3000 should do */

Selling off spare spectrum will fail

Mark Wills

Spectrum for sale

Ofcom, kindly be advised: Should you find yourself running short of spectrums to sell, I would just like to say that I have a PRISTINE Sinclair ZX Spectrum 48k (rubber key model) BOXED and fully complete. It's just had a NEW keyboard membrane fitted and is totally mint. I was considering selling it on Ebay, however, from past memory, your auctions are considerably more profitable than Ebay's, so I would be happy to come to some sort of arrangement. Paypal only please, positive feedback left on completion of sale. Cheers.

Academics slam Java

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What about Forth then?

: MYOPINION 10 do ." Forth Rocks" LOOP ;

Microsoft on the hunt for 'serious' Windows flaw

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Is it me?

Wouldn't it be better to write the code so that it walked DOWN the tree, towards the network edge, not UP from the edge in?


TV-Links man: 'I'm no master criminal'

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Google aid piracy

I typed "dvd clone" into google.co.uk and it came up with a SPONSORED (i.e. paid for) link for a program called... DVD Clone.

So, using the same argument as FACT, Google should be prosecuted, because they provide a link to a site which provides software that permits the illegal copying of DVDs. See you court Google? Er, I think not...

Vonage pays Sprint $80m to square patent dispute

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Patents suck

A world-wide patent overhaul is long overdue. Too many companies simply exist to litigate, safe in the knowledge that even if their claim is rather flaky, they will be probably be offered a settlement anyway... Win win situation.

I think I'm going to patent the binary system. Then you can ALL watch out :-)

Microsoft shouts 'Long Live XP'

Mark Wills


Use VMS. You know it makes sense :-)

Microsoft punts web-based apps to the masses

Mark Wills


Get VMS. You know it makes sense.