@jobardu: You are inferring a helluva lot from one sentence in this article.
That is all.
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That is all.
I have been here since 1997.
I agree with you jzl.
Tim Worstall is a freelancer who writes for many publications. Freelancers come and go and sometimes come back again.
IIRC TIm wrote one column a week for The Register for a couple of years - and then two columns a week for a year or so. He has also written the very occasional feature. He has a distinctive tone and ha a fan base here, but... all told he has written 290 articles for The Register over three or four years. We publish more than 13000 articles a year.
Drew - BTW - "always been left-leaning" - I wonder how many readers agree
We have had a science channel on The Register since 2003.
This is seriously off-topic, anonymous coward...,
This is seriously off-topic, Anonymous Coward.
Ars Technica? Yes, Dan 55 if PCar dislikes this article, he's gonna hate the climate coverage on Ars.
We have republished articles by third parties since almost since we started publishing daily. The percentage used to be much, much higher. So what it comes down to is this: you don't like the article. Tough.
Good luck with finding that tech site.
We have vineyards in Kent already. Olive groves would be alarming though. Cherries will suit me fine.
DaveDaveDave - be civil, thank-you.
On the anti-semitic propaganda accusation - I can detect no proxy here for "Jews control the Federal Reserve / world financial system" madness.
You have done your fellow commentard a disservice - to the point of trolling.
The British, Conservative, government is driving this. It needs tax revenues to pay its bills + drive down the deficit. Google, Apple et al are obvious targets.
There is no confusion here - Google has chunky margins on huge revenues. Transfer pricing would be the only way that the company is not making big profits in the UK.
What problem? this is quibbling over semantics.
Companies charge VAT on their products and services and they pay VAT for the products and services they buy. When there is a surplus - and in Amazon's case this will be vast - they pay the difference to the relevant authority.
The change of VAT rules could mean that retail customers end up paying a bit more for their geegaws. But enough to suppress demand? Amazon would be unaffected in such a scenario - or more likely would as it is so dominant in Europe that benefit at the expense of weaker competitors.
Corporate tax is the now big battleground. I don't see Amazon ever paying much here - it will just build some more data centres, or buy some more businesses, or invest in warehouse robots. All good things, of course.
Joe Fay knows a lot more about Ireland and Irish politics than you know about Joe Fay.
@Tezfair This same point is made in various ways throughout this thread. It is simply a way of justifying the status quo. Middle class, middle aged men - and I am one - are perhaps incorriglble but psychological and social barriers are at play here. And the best way to dismantle these barriers is to start with children
Let's imagine that Oracle did indeed do this. look at VW and Dieselgate - everyone gets caught in the end. And then gets their name dragged through the mud and then fined and then sued.
Oracle may be many things but to deliberately sabotage one of its own products? That is getting deep into conspiracy theory.
P.S. The Register uses MySQL but we are thinking about moving to MariaDB
Thanks for the feedback We will check it out but journalists are unable to gain access to the accounts database. Journalists can and do send emails to readers - and this appears to be a bulk emailer from sender's addressbook.
Rubbishing? Our reply is entirely civil.
The main premise of that post hinges on the escape hatch, namely that you don't have to automatically accepts updates from Win 8.1- which Andrew notes in the article.
But "once you accept Windows 10 Mobile, you’ll never be able to roll back to Windows Phone 8.1 from Microsoft’s servers."
That's a shame, Dewix.
FYI we ban maybe four or five people for being abusive. We ban a few dozen spammers a month. I don't detect a growing anti-GNU bias.
That is gross hyperbole, Quertius.
We wrote about this on 4 January - http://www.theregister.co.uk/2016/01/04/dutch_government_says_no_to_backdoors/
The answer is self-evident, surely?
These were our eight most read articles in 2015. We are not aggregating articles by topic here.
AFAIK you are the first person ever to raise this as an issue and I may be missing something here. But in what way is this a plug-in?
And just to point out - we publish about 13000 articles a year - Currently 20-30 of which are "in association with" and clearly labelled as such. We always try to make these editorially valid.
We think the three articles in the particular series are straightforward demos of a new editor by someone who knows it inside out.
Shocking, isn't it?
Hmm...That internal monologue is a figment of your imagination.
Not sure what point you are making here.
Bullied? As a matter of course, we try to call companies as they call themselves at least once in the article. Yahoo! is a good example.
Harsh... did you ever work at HP?
This is central Niger we are talking about - i.e. the Sahel, which means lots of space between trees - and great terrain for manual double-checking. With the algorithms proved / improved - there will be no need for this extra step.
But that is what this project is all about - finding ways to count accurately, as opposed to extrapolating.
Noted - it is a rubbish browser. But we will have a gander.
... however, it's a lovely pic so let's keep it in the story.
Easy there, tiger!
Not aware of this. Forwarding to newsdesk for perusal.
Lester writes the Post-pub nosh neckfillers. He has just completed the second round and is taking a break. I think there was a year or more between the first lot of neckfillers and the second lot.
Tim is a freelancer and writes for many publications. We have never had a sign-off article for freelancers - for one thing they might write for us again.
I have no recollection of article announcing Lewis and Andrew jobs. Are you sure about this?
On valedictory articles - some writers do them, some don't. We do not have a policy on this.
Verity Stob is very occasional contributor but that is her choice
Sometimes he takes holidays.
The article is bylined...
An interesting shout, Danny 2. We report stories as they break - such as ProtonMail DDOS. Sometimes that is all that is needed.
Sometimes the story has legs - as in the recent TalkTalk fiasco - or is self-evidently important such as the UK's IPB. In such scenarios we devote a lot of editorial time and effort.
It is not yet clear yet if the ProtonMail does indeed have legs.
And if it had there would have been a "deleted by moderator" notice in the comments.
Feel free to repost.
More trolling, dogged...
except that Dave Walker is not a web hack.
Not that Middlesex exists any more. Story updated.