* Posts by Bob Magoo

24 posts • joined 6 Nov 2012

Mind your language: Microsoft set to swing the axe on 27 languages in iOS Outlook

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Re: You vill parle Amrecianish Da!

You don't need to be in a Gaeltacht to speak Irish daily. From the CSO on the 2016 census: "Of the 1,761,420 persons who answered yes to being able to speak Irish, 418,420 indicated they never spoke it, while a further 558,608 indicated they only spoke it within the education system. Of the remaining group, 586,535 persons indicated they spoke Irish less often than weekly, 111,473 spoke weekly while just 73,803 persons spoke Irish daily."

Airbus A350 software bug forces airlines to turn planes off and on every 149 hours

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I'm reliable informed that Murphy failed his plane driving test.

Fun fact: GPS uses 10 bits to store the week. That means it runs out... oh heck – April 6, 2019

Bob Magoo

Re: Ireland is no California when it comes to sunshine.

No SD card slot?

Tesla autopilot saves driver after he fell asleep at wheel on the freeway

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Re: Arrested for being drunk

I didn't know you needed a license to drive a cow.

Well that's just spliffing: UK Amazon merchants peddling Mary Jane

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CBD is legal isn't it though? You won't be getting high from it any time soon

If at first or second you don't succeed, you may be Microsoft: Hold off installing re-released Windows Oct Update

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X marks the spot

The Red X is cosmetic in nature only, the drive is still actually mapped and accessible. It's not a new thing in 1809 either...

Who's hacking into UK unis? Spies, research-nickers... or rival gamers living in res hall?

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Matt Lock

So, Matt Lock is the director of Solutions Engineering at Varonis? Hur Hur Hur!!

UK getting ready to go it alone on Galileo

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What do you do when it's raining / cloudly

Creep travels half the world to harass online teen gamer… and gets shot by her mom – cops

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Re: "Flew halfway around the world" = "Auckland to Sydney"?

" I myself would class Australia to USA as half way round the world"

Auckland is in New Zealand. :-)

Max Schrems is back: Facebook, Google hit with GDPR complaint

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Re: he is missing the lowest hanging fruit

There is a digital age of consent provided for in the GDPR with has nothing to do with the age of full legal maturity as you put it. It is up to each country to set their own age of consent, between 13 & 16, but it's 16 by default.

They are mapped out here - https://www.betterinternetforkids.eu/web/portal/practice/awareness/detail?articleId=3017751

Google listens to New Zealand just long enough to ignore it

Bob Magoo

Re: Another example...

There are common law jurisdictions in the EU too you know...

Astronaut took camera on spacewalk, but forgot SD memory card

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Astronaut/NASA forgot the SD card, El Reg forgot the video.

Score one for the bats and badgers! Apple bins €850m Irish bit barn bid

Bob Magoo

Re: Ireland is no California when it comes to sunshine.

Ireland is not in the UK

Twenty years ago today: Windows 98 crashed live on stage with Bill Gates. Let's watch it again...

Bob Magoo

Re: Bill Gates

"Libel is printed, Slander is spoken."

You'll have to speak up, I'm wearing a towel.

User fired IT support company for a 'typo' that was actually a real word

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Re: One of my spall chuckers ...

That's what you get for misspelling St Paddy's Day in the first place.

Your mouse can't reach that Excel cell? Buy a 'desk extender' said help desk bluffer

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Microsoft Office wasn't released until 1990, Wendell is telling porkies.

UK's Just Eat faces probe after woman tweets chat-up texts from 'delivery guy'

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Re: I'm failing to see how this is Just Eat's fault

Just Eat would be the Data Controller, they are responsible for what the Data Processor does with the Data Subject's information.

Nutanix slims down code, chases after small business

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You'll still have the Hyper-V "fees" for the Windows licensing

Ofcom's head is dead against Three and O2's merger

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They still do in Ireland where a similar deal went through 2 years ago.

Microsoft now awfully pushy with Windows 10 on Win 7, 8 PCs – Reg readers hit back

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Critical backup computer and anti-virus server

Running a Windows client OS? Are you fscking serious?????

Ireland loses entire airport amid new postcode chaos

Bob Magoo

Re: County is not part of a UK postal address

I suspect you're thinking of Cork or somewhere else entirely. Shannon's main runway is 06 / 24, which is exactly what you'd want with south westerly prevailing winds.

Three's Irish network goes titsup

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Re: Redundancy?

You'll find that Virgin Media are in the Republic, and have been for quite a while under various guises


Accidental discounts land Apple in NZ's Disputes Tribunal

Bob Magoo

Re: Sale of Goods act

So you're an expert on New Zealand contract law then?


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