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The 2014 Hugo Awards

nogginthenog Re:Novel (180 comments)

HOWEVER!! The Kindle version which I received was full of typos, missing letters and missing words. There were enough mistakes that it passed through annoying and actually affected my ability to follow the story. To their credit the publisher contacted me directly to apologise and asked for examples of mistakes. I've provided some examples but have not heard back, nor do I know how to verify that current versions of the Kindle book have been fixed.

I don't recall any formatting issues in the version I read.
In the past I bought a (self published, I think) Kindle book that was poorly formatted and Amazon refunded it immediately.

about a week ago
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The 2014 Hugo Awards

nogginthenog Re:Novel (180 comments)

I enjoyed Ancillary Justice and am glad Ann Leckie won, but you could tell it's a first novel. Her next novel is out in the next couple of months and will be worth a look at.

about a week ago
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Netflix Now Works On Linux With HTML5 DRM Video Support In Chrome

nogginthenog Re:Why is (201 comments)

"Could care less" is like Mick singing "I CAN get no satisfaction".

about three weeks ago
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Driverless Buses Ruled Out For London, For Now

nogginthenog Re:Driverless trains (84 comments)

The Victoria line has driverless trains since the late 60's, but they still have a 'driver' to open and close the doors. Not sure why this can't be done by platform staff, probably a union thing.

about three weeks ago
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New Mayhem Malware Targets Linux and UNIX-Like Servers

nogginthenog Re:Derp (168 comments)

Don't forget to add a SSH private key. Also, I was getting *lots* of failed ssh login attempts on my OpenWrt box. Changing the port to a different number helped.

about a month ago
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Building the Infinite Digital Universe of No Man's Sky

nogginthenog Re:Text adventure game (100 comments)

Only 48K on the ZX Spectrum!

about 2 months ago
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Amazon Dispute Now Making Movies Harder To Order

nogginthenog Re:Now wait (210 comments)

Bought a Kindle book that was terribly formatted. There were no spaces between paragraphs so it was confusing as hell. Complained and Amazon refunded me immediately. +1 to Amazon.

about 3 months ago
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Ask Slashdot: Do 4G World Phones Exist?

nogginthenog Re:Scotland? (259 comments)

£25/month? There are plenty of cheaper plans with lots of voice/data for around £10.

For example GiffGaff:
£10 per month: 500 UK minutes, Unlimited UK texts, 1 GB Internet
£12 per month: 250 UK minutes, Unlimited texts, Unlimited Internet

about 3 months ago
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Thousands of Europeans Petition For Their 'Right To Be Forgotten'

nogginthenog Re:All I'll say... (224 comments)

Unless you want to travel to the USA. Spent convictions do not count and you will not qualify for the visa waiver program.

about 3 months ago
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TrueCrypt Website Says To Switch To BitLocker

nogginthenog Re:SourceForge problem? (566 comments)

Good point. I thought that was a bit suspect.

about 2 months ago
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SpaceX To Present Manned Dragon Capsule

nogginthenog Re:About time. (128 comments)

I've still got a working Dragon 32. For those that don't know this was a British COCO clone.

about 2 months ago
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Russia Bans US Use of Its Rocket Engines For Military Launches

nogginthenog Re:suspend GPS? (522 comments)

GLONASS is the Russian program. It pretty much JUST covers Russia

My Nexus 4 in the UK regularly picks up Glonass GPS satellites. I guess I'm not that far from Russia...

about 3 months ago
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Some Users Find Swype Keyboard App Makes 4000+ Location Requests Per Day

nogginthenog Re:It's becoming more and more clear.. (191 comments)

Android can already do this. The Amazon App store and F-Droid (FOSS) are 2 options.

about 4 months ago
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Microsoft Posts Source Code For MS-DOS and Word For Windows

nogginthenog Re:Why are they posting old source code? (224 comments)

32bit Windows 8 can still run DOS apps. There's got to be some DOS 6.22 code in there.

about 5 months ago
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Mozilla Scraps Firefox For Windows 8, Citing Low Adoption of Metro

nogginthenog Re:Good (200 comments)

You missed Win95 & Windows 2000.

about 5 months ago
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Top E-commerce Sites Fail To Protect Users From Stupid Passwords

nogginthenog Tesco (162 comments)

Me: Additional Information: password "Must be between six and ten characters in length"
Why does Tesco have such a silly limit???? Please consider increasing the max length of the password!

I am sorry that you are unhappy with the length of password you can use to register on our website. I have now logged your comments on our Customer Feedback System under reference 13782619. This will ensure that it is fed back to the relevant team in our Head Office.

That was back in 2012

about 6 months ago
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WikiLeaks Cables Foreshadow Russian Instigation of Ukrainian Military Action

nogginthenog Re:Still far from... (479 comments)

A rock falling from orbit would be a WMD!

about 6 months ago

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