* Posts by Andrew

12 publicly visible posts • joined 23 Apr 2007

Windows 7 might rock up in 2009, says MS veep

Gates Horns

@ Robert E A

"Since W7 is just vista-with-knobs-on..."

I thought the whole spin around Windows 7 is that it's actually Vista with a number of the knobs removed??

Pig plague and Twitter: The terrifying truth


@Andrew Moore

-- Front page headline last night on an Irish newspaper "PIG FLU TERROR REACHES IRELAND". Sheesh.

Yep, you've got to watch out for that Pig Flu Terror - it's spreading like wildfire.

Slimline iPhone pictures unearthed



where does the headphone jack go?

Conficker call-backs threaten to swamp legit domains

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Re. Update it

Not as easy as you might think. The report referenced in a Reg article a mere week ago ( http://www.theregister.co.uk/2009/02/23/conficker_variant/ ) suggests that there's some clever enough encrypted signature verification at work to ensure that only updates by the original virus' authors will be accepted and processed.

Sysadmins get Quake tools

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Having watched the video...

You'd need a pretty strong stomach to put up with bouncing, spinning, rotating, scaling, colour changing, morphing 3d objects for any length of time.

Dead wife contacts Lancs man via SMS


@Sam Liddicott

Show me evidence of ghosts and I'll concede that there are ghosts.


No evidence == no ghosts as far as I'm concerned.

It's pretty straightforward really - no 'belief' either way necessary.

Laugh at that logic :-P

Terry Pratchett donates £500k to Alzheimer's charity


@AC #2

"Doesn't everyone give to charities they are affected by?"

Not necessarily. I donate to a charity that works to improve conditions in third world countries. As far as I can tell, I don't stand to gain anything from this.

If anything, the price of sweatshop-made runners will probably go up.

Irish distie DCC trims profit forecast



It's like 'distributor', only hip.

..at a guess

Tiger Team brings haxploitation to TV

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Sounds like a great idea

How better to 'edutain' the vast majority of non-it savvy office workers?

Perhaps as a follow-up, they'd consider a docu-drama following Dr. Joshua Obodo as he endeavours to find partners willing to assist in his removal of a very large sum of money from Nigeria..

Scepticism over cyber-jihad rumours


72 virgins?

I guess they'll be offered some sort of electronic equivalent - perpetual membership of 72 premium adult sites instead?

Ireland gets wireless broadband


Streaming from buses?

"We've run demonstrations using iBurst to send back pictures from CCTV cameras in buses, even streaming the footage to a pursuing police car in real time."

Why would police cars be pursuing buses? Couldn't they just send someone ahead to hop on at the next stop?

Sinclair ZX Spectrum: 25 today


One word..

Starquake - best game ever on the Spectrum.

That's what I think, anyway.