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It's that time of year when we at The Register get our annual letter from the Audit Bureau of Circulation, confirming just how well we did during our regular November audit. The scores on the doors are these: 7,326,907 unique users visited the site that month, up from 6,657,164 in 2011 - a climb of just over 10 per cent and the …

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Paris Hilton

"a quarter that of The Sun"

hmmmm, the campaign to add 'Page 3' to the list of El Reg categories starts here.

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Re: "a quarter that of The Sun"

I too look forward to the daily inclusion of topless pictures of Raid arrays, amply sized server rooms and 19 year old nubile networking kit from Mansfield. Bring it on please.....

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Re: "a quarter that of The Sun"

Topless Playmobil?

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Meh

I thought

That the standards of the comments had dropped over the last year, now I know why, it's the abundance of Americans coming to the site. Still hopefully we can help educate them.

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Re: "a quarter that of The Sun"

CPU porn not good enough for you then?

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Re: "a quarter that of The Sun"

Half the Mirror Group readership or a quarter of The Sun's... that's pretty impressive. I don't dabble in media but that seems very good to me. Maybe there are more people out there with a brain than I initially thought.

So the next question is, how long until we see The Reg on the shelves in our local newsagent? :-)

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Re: "a quarter that of The Sun"

Fry, Bender and Flexo in the robot strip club

Fry: "Woah, check out her exhaust pipe"

Bender and Flexo in unison: "Ugh! Pervert."

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Re: "a quarter that of The Sun"

Did you not see those filthy pictures of users exposing their boxen for all to see?

I was shocked and offended, so I was.

In case you missed, you can get your voyeuristic kicks here:

http://www.theregister.co.uk/2010/11/26/ventblockers_2/

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@lars

Some of us are ex pats, so not technically fully American! Some of us event went to school, although given it was in North Yorkshire I'm not entirely sure it counts.

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@LarsG I think Rampant Spaniel.

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Re: @lars

sorry :-) In my defence it is 4 am here ! and there is no real cheese!

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No problem either.

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Re: "a quarter that of The Sun"

Just remember - "May I see your rack?" is not an acceptable request to make of a female sysadmin.

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ABC denialists!

Lewis Page will be here in a minute disputing the figures

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Happy

Re: ABC denialists!

I'd like to think I played my part to improve the readership figures.

After all, I delete cookies and flash cookies after every session.

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Re: ABC denialists!

but that that just plays into the denialists' denialists hands (you know- those that deny the deniers)

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Re: ABC denialists!

> those that deny the deniers

Nobody does that!

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Re: deniers

Isn't that a unit of measurement for tights or something like that?

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Stocking up on the puns I see.

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Bumping up the stats...

Congrats ElReg.. this site is a legendary institution among us IT / Tech types

In the past year I have been located in the UK, France, Germany and now South Africa.. so although I am just one avid reader (and Commentard), I wonder if I helped bump up the stats just a fraction?

Either way, may the reader (say 'followers') number continue to mushroom

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Re: Bumping up the stats...

Pah! It was better before the newfags turned up.

The Reg is dying.

etc.

etc.

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Re: Bumping up the stats...

You find the Glossary of Terms here:

http://www.abc.org.uk/Certificates/18549805.pdf

And it does not really matter. Facebook has a similar problem counting users not knowing how many are cats and dogs and rather avoiding such mathematics.

I used to read the Reg on my Nokia N92 quite often. Since this black cookies thing was added it does not work anymore. Anybody with similar problems. I hope The Register would do something about it.

Anyway I like to read you.

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Good Job!!

Pints all round

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"the Register is unique"

and awesome too.

Kepp up the good work.

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I look forward

to many more years of appl/windows/linux bashing.

Innacurate journalism and lots of hyperboly and innuendo...

I love El Reg.............

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Well done!

"Our fellow sci/tech websites seldom allow any external scrutiny of their traffic, ..."

If they've nothing to hide then they've nothing to fear!

I'm sorry; I've been reading the Daily Mail (I found it on a train).

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Which begs the question

What is El Reg's readership as a percentage of that of the Daily Wail? If it's significant enough it might even restore some of my faith in humanity. Though that might be asking a bit much...

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May I be the first...

... to welcome our carrion-eating ale-swilling overlords.

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Mmmmm...

1/2 the readership of Mirror group and 1/4 of The Sun...

A Race to the bottom then?

next week on El reg How <insert talentless reality star>uses their iPhone to find <other talentless brain-dead moron>.

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greetings from Austria

I do hope that Vulture Central is not too badly affected by the "blizzard conditions" today.

Here in central Europe we find it hilarious that 4" of snow can bring a country to a standstill. Friday is the right day to have it though.

There are no kangaroos in Austria btw :>)

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Re: greetings from Austria

There's only 5mm at the moment, and the country is already at a standstill.

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Indeed Bill.

-9'C and 4" in some areas here in Switzerland. Everything is running normally...

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Re: greetings from Austria

Sadly this bit of Switzerland has less than 1" of snow....still jolly chilly though

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Re: greetings from Austria

Here in central Europe we find it hilarious that 4" of snow can bring a country to a standstill. Friday is the right day to have it though.

The media are, as usual, playing it up like right shites. The BBC keep going on about a "rare RED weather warning." Yeah, that would be in Wales. On the Black Mountains. Ooooh, I'm so afraid!

The papers like to throw around "travel chaos!" and "country at a standstill" like they do everything else. And like every other regurgitated headline, their relationship with reality is strained at best.

This morning I got up, got into the car (which I didn't have to defrost, for the first time this week), and drove normally on perfectly serviceable roads/motorways into a major city. No issues at all. In fact, it was much nicer than normal, because so many people had actually listened to the media bleating and chickened out, the motorway was practically deserted.

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same here

Was very surprised I didn't need to defrost the car and it was much warmer this morning (only -2C instead of -7C). Snow didn't hit here in London till around 9am but everything seems to be running OK, albeit with revised timetables on the trains.

No chaos yet but then we haven't had the worst of it yet!

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OMG......had a text from the wife saying that one of the channels in the UK was talking about Yellow Snow warnings......

Nearly fell off my chair laughing

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Re: greetings from Austria

That must be like StormWatch!™ which is what we get here in Southern California at the slightest hint of a drizzle.

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Re: greetings from Austria

Quite a few years back my wife and I were I LA; we saw a guy doing stand-up: he started his routine by saying that he was actually a meteorologist, but his job was so boring that he ended up doing comedy...

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Re: greetings from Austria

Greetings from Oz.

We watch amused when news of imminent doom because the temperature hit 30C days (Sydney was 45.8C yesterday).

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Re: greetings from Austria and Oz

Indeed, Even some of trains were stopped. Similar to Ireland a decade or so ago when the heatwave was 27C.. Midwestern NSW, ( inland west of Sydney ) was a touch warmer. Cars, mostly new, stuck along the Hume Highway all way to Australian mexican capital. (Melbourne to foreigners) Not as warm as Manilya Bridge, NW WA around January 1987. Petrol was boiling in underground tanks at service station.

A dash of snow would be appreciated as the holidays are ending.

I take it that the heatwave here is proof of // drum roll please // Global Warming and the cold snaps in northern hemisphere are just weather ?

I agree with previous commentard that the quality of sarcasm is now lacking and even worse, the art of flaming has died. Mere ad-hominem attacks just are not good enough ! Perhaps the esteemed editors would repost their instructions to commentards ?

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Re: Petrol boiling

Since the boiling point of petrol is at least 95°C, I'm calling you out on that one!

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Its no coincidence that articles that i read here first then appear in the dead tree press. Congratulations.

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Congratulations

Always an interesting and amusing read only let down by the quality of some of the comments. Even this may get slagged!

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Re: Congratulations

Have a downvote for you trouble my good man! :)

Cheers El REeg, long may your pencils squeak and your keyboards click!

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Impressive

Nice work, chaps and chapesses.

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"fellow sci/tech websites"

There are others??????

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Happy

Actually

I like el-reg for the commentards

Never before have I seen such a wretched hellhole of violence, debauchery, and mindless bigotry as the 'people' who comment on an el-reg story*

They make daily mail readers look almost sane

Boris

*Except in the church

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Re: Actually

Never before have I seen such a wretched hellhole of violence, debauchery, and mindless bigotry as the 'people' who comment on an el-reg story*

And that's just the authors :)

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Commentards Unite

What the article failed to mention is that the success is all due to the "Commentards", the articles themselves are just a pretext.......

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Re: Commentards Unite

Hmm - many a true word spoken in jest.

Paris? Because we haven't seen enough of her on The Register of late.

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