* Posts by Steve Goodey

32 publicly visible posts • joined 4 Sep 2013

X marks the spot where Twitter's severance math doesn't add up

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Perhaps Arkell v. Pressdram would be a suitable response?

How to watch NASA Jupiter probe's flyby of Earth

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Mars Climate Orbiter

Are they using English or Metric units?

In the '80s, spaceflight sim Elite was nothing short of magic. The annotated source code shows how it was done

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Code peeking.

I seem to remember a work colleague looking through the code and finding the string "Does your mother know you do this?" which made us both laugh!

I think he was trying to mod the game in some way.

Unless I dreamt that!

JavaScript developers left in the dark after DroidScript software shut down by Google over ad fraud allegations

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Re: Have said this before...

do no good?

'Mindset reset' contributes to £1bn extra costs and another delay – 2 years this time – for Emergency Services Network

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What is M4 digitisation? Smart motorway malarkey?

We've paused Sigfox roof aerial payments, says WND-UK, but we'll make you whole after COVID

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"Harris was frank: “With hindsight, was it the right thing – should we have put a message out and said ‘Really sorry guys, we’ve got to delay payment’? Maybe, perhaps. Maybe we could have done something like that."

You think?

It looks like you want a storage appliance for your data centre. Maybe you'd prefer a smart card reader?

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I like Startech.com gear and find it quite good, are you sure it's not equivalent?

Finfisher malware authors fire off legal threats to silence German journos

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Re: Challenge

Haven't Netzpolitik heard of Arkell v. Pressdram?

GIMP open source image editor forked to fix 'problematic' name

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Excuse me! You're talking about software I love.

Firm fat-fingered G Suite and deleted its data, so it escalated its support ticket to a lawsuit

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As per wittertainment.

How do you accidentally delete a whole G Suite account? You just accidentally delete a whole G Suite account.

Which scientist should be on the new £50 note? El Reg weighs in – and you should vote, too

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Another one who got screwed over...

Robert Hooke.


Do I hear two million dollars? Apple-1 fossil goes on the block, cassettes included

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Has it got...

...a headphone socket?

We wanted a camera, they gave us the eye of Gemini – and an eSIM

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Hinge ok.

I must say I've been using mine for approx. 6 weeks now and the hinge is excellent. It stays open in use and snaps shut when closing with a crisp clunk. Very impressed.

There's just one month left 'til the big day: May 25... but don't panic!

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Will any towel do? Or are there recommendations?

Blighty stuffs itself in Galileo airlock and dares Europe to pull the lever

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I can stump up a fiver, will that help?

Crewless dinghy signs to UK Ship Register for Middle East mission

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Re: Challenge

"The only wrinkle comes if/when that boat hits something else. Seems unlikely tho. The sea doesn't have a lot of damn fools and maniacs driving around on it like the land does, greatly simplifying the navigation task of the autopilot."



Blighty's Department for Culture, Media & Sport gets 'digital' rebrand

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Re: Challenge

"How do you make a complaint about them not replying to your emails?"

You just make a complaint about them not replying to your emails

As per Wittertainment.

BT's spam blocker IDs accident claims as top nuisance call

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Re: Too late for me and BT.

I seem to remember the change happened on the retirement of the editor. Once he'd gone the critical letters stopped and the magazine changed to a wipe your arse job.

BT's hiring! 500 more customer service folk to answer your angry calls

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Engineers bah!

They don't need more engineers or external planners. New technology will do away with them! Apparently.

Reg meets 'Lokihardt', quite possibly the world's best hacker

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Lee says laughing. "I worked for Samsung for a little while, but not anymore."

Was he their battery guru and they let him go?

That's gotta hurt: NASA suffers attack of the lame Orionids

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Re: The Orionids are not a major shower

What about the Haemorrhoids? A decent show?

So, what's happening with LOHAN? Sweet FAA, that's what

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Come on....

FFS it's not rocket science!

If you got Netflix for Miss Marple, you're out of luck (and a bit odd)

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If you get a hankering again for the Hickson Marple you might want to try the remastered Blu-ray version that's available as three individual packs region free.

BT broadband in broad-based brownout and TITSUP incidents

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Wouldn't be so bad if the status page I tried mentions the problem. It says everything's hunky dory. At least the apology and goodwill payment will be some consolation!!!!

Urine for a treat this Monday, ISS 'nauts: SpaceX to launch pee-powered coffee pot

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Re: Friday... beer o'clock.

The 3 seconds are due to orbital mechanics.

Footie fracas: MYSTERY DRONE waves flag, incites Balkan brawl

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Re: So what's next?

Trigonoceps occipitalis. Thanks for the ACC ref. jogged a memory.

Vulture 2 X-Plane soars over Spaceport America

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Those eyes!!!!

Supervalu supermarket stores stung by sneaky sales system scammers

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"These include the Albertson's, Acme, Shaw's and Star Market chains."

Wait, there really is an ACME company?

Delaware pair nabbed for getting saucy atop Mexican eatery

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Re: At least...

"Oh you just had to slip that one in..."

That's what she said.

Apple SOLDERS memory into new 'budget' iMac

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You'll soon know if it's on, ask my son. (Hospital trip, plastic bag on hand etc.)

Goodbye cruel world: Robot 'commits suicide' in KITCHEN FIREBALL

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Re: Were those tire marks ...

Tyred of life?

WIN a RockBLOCK Iridium satellite comms module

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How about with a nod to Arthur C Clarke?