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EE TV: Network snubs 'Auntie's antique' for mobe-happy set-top box

JudeKay
(Written by Reg staff)

A tenner a month, sadly (£9.99, to be precise - but we know our readers never fall for that 1 penny less marketing gimmick). We've updated the article.

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Want the EU to work on making cloud snoop-proof? Speak up, my good 'stakeholder'

JudeKay
(Written by Reg staff)

Re: How??

http://ec.europa.eu/digital-agenda/en/news/public-consultation-cloud-computing-and-software

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Supercomputers: The Next Generation – Cray puts burst buffer tech, Intel Haswell inside

JudeKay
(Written by Reg staff)

Re: Yes, yes, yes, very impressive

Indeed! Deeply remiss of us not to have asked Cray... http://regmedia.co.uk/2012/04/25/cry_3.jpg

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Good grief! Have you SEEN BlackBerry's SQUARE smartphone?

JudeKay
(Written by Reg staff)

Re: Trackpad cum?

It's a Latin preposition used between two nouns to show that an object has a dual nature, viz: kitchen-cum-living-room.

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Sin COS to tan Windows? Chinese operating system to debut in autumn – report

JudeKay
(Written by Reg staff)

Re: titles are misleading

Sin- and Sino- are both prefixes meaning of or relating to China. Besides, if I used Sino, it would have fouled up my trigonometry pun.

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Rosetta's comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko is one FUGLY space rock

JudeKay
(Written by Reg staff)

Re: Re: Please enable Javascript to use this feature

Sorry about this. The tech team is currently working on a solution.

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Rural mobile coverage: Tweeting twits to join chirping tits in UK's national parks

JudeKay
Trollface

Re: Gabbering?

I like your style, Havin_it - http://reg.cx/2bz6

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Microsoft's Lumia 930... a real HANDFUL

JudeKay
(Written by Reg staff)

Re: Re: What, no whiny "Pity it runs Windows" comments?

Yes anon,

We were just being a "paid-off" shills when we rejected 1) a comment accusing a company of legally actionable wrongdoing for which you provided no evidence 2) a comment calling someone a "pathetic pleb" and 3) random abuse hurled at people who disagree with you.

For heaven's sake, just say that you don't like the Lumia 930 and say why. I'll help you: it still doesn't have a heck of a lot of apps...

Love,

Your friendly El <del>Mod</del> Shill

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Think wearables are the next tech boom? Cisco's numbers beg to differ

JudeKay
(Written by Reg staff)

Re: Footnote.

OK, it's a little obscure, but the phrase "lavishly tooled in naff brown plastic" refers to the musings of Adams in his '80s detective/fantasy novel The Long Dark Tea-Time of the Soul. He posits that Norse deity Thor, were he to materialise in the present day sans birth certificate, could not become a fully functioning member of modern society (but concludes that perhaps this is no tragedy).

D.A. writes: "If, to sustain for a moment the same arbitrary hypothesis, the God Thor were alive and for some reason at large in England, then he would probably be the only person in the country who did not receive the constant barrage of invitations to apply for an American Express card, crude threats by the same post to take their American Express cards away, and gift catalogues full of sumptuously unpleasant things, lavishly tooled in naff brown plastic."

Thor actually features quite heavily in the book... It's probably sacrilege to say so here, but I prefer the Gently series to HHGTTG.

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How bad WAS the parking situation in Middelfart* in 2013?

JudeKay
(Written by Reg staff)

Re: Re: Middelfart

Heehee... Backside in Aberdeenshire....

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JudeKay
(Written by Reg staff)

Re: Middelfart

If there were an English town called By Af Prutter you'd find that amusing, not so? I agree with you about Middlesex too... I should probably grow up, but IMHO sex is funny, and so are farts.

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Seoul-blackening disappointment for Samsung backers as stock droops

JudeKay
(Written by Reg staff)

What did that mandu?

1)Yes, we're aware that it's a Chinese soup, but couldn't resist the pun. Homophonic puns are a great tradition that cuts across Sino-Korean lines, much like a lot of the overlapping cuisine. I would also suggest that puns in general are playful, not prescriptive.

2) Won ton vs wonton - as an Anglicisation of the variant Mandarin/Cantonese characters, each word reflects the vocalisation of a character... Most people who speak languages with different alphabets would agree here that there is no "correct" English spelling and that anything that aids proper pronunciation by Anglos (eg using a q instead of a k for the "Qaf/Kaf" in Arabic) is a good thing.

3) If you're going to school Reg subs' desk on substituting a proper Korean dumpling soup for the Chinese one used in the headline, you might like to go with mandu (or, if you prefer, mandoo) guk (aka "Korean won ton soup") rather than gomtang, which is oxtail/beef/bone-marrow soup - and which, I might add, does not necessarily contain dumplings. Indeed it is so rich they would be a detraction.

4) A pun using kimchee/kimchi… is beyond my powers at the moment. Thanks for the suggestion though, I will think on it. Perhaps after a nourishing bowl of something… I don't know about the rest of you but I find myself feeling rather hungry.

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What does the NHS’s new IT plan really want to extract from us?

JudeKay
(Written by Reg staff)

Re: Great, more unsecured data

El Reg OR the news? How very dare you...

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Asperger's and IT

JudeKay

Asperger's and IT

Somewhere on the autistic spectrum or just interested in joining the discussion? Let's talk

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iOS7 headshaking interface revealed

JudeKay
(Written by Reg staff)

Re: "ridiculed as unnecessary fluff"

There's a difference between poking gentle fun at hipster fanbois with emo haircuts and actually dissing attempts to cater to disabled users. Come on.

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Sir Maurice Wilkes centenary - 'Flash-Gordon' tech

JudeKay

Sir Maurice Wilkes centenary - 'Flash-Gordon' tech

Vacuum tube and valve computing

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Sir Maurice Wilkes centenary

JudeKay

Sir Maurice Wilkes centenary

Vacuum tube and valve computing

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I watched Excel meet 1-2-3, and beat it fair and square

JudeKay
(Written by Reg staff)

Re: 3-2-1.... Eadon.

g

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Moderation gone mad?

JudeKay
Happy

Something for everyone to keep in mind when posting a comment: ALL suspects are innocent until proven guilty. Imagine if you were to be accused of a crime. It would be your right to present your case before the adjudicator (according to the law of the land) makes its decision and you are set free or convicted.

That said, gun control is clearly an emotive issue for a lot of people ... although, to be fair, not on the level of, say, the frothing fury that pours out whenever there's coverage of Apple or Microsoft. We do try to be fair when moderating these comments.

El Mod

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Vandals break into congressman's office, install Linux on PCs

JudeKay
(Written by Reg staff)

Re: What is the

The SIC was inserted because of the speaker's use of the word "very" before the word "ignorant". The penguins either know nothing – and are ignorant – or know something, and are not ignorant. The inclusion of an adverb of degree was redundant...

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Ye Bug List

JudeKay
(Written by Reg staff)

Re: BOFH Broken?

http://www.theregister.co.uk/data_centre/bofh/ should be there

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Key evidence in Assange case dissolves

JudeKay
(Written by Reg staff)

Re: @ Richto. Re: aid@logic.org.uk

Hi Ian - I've binned his comment and hence your response... (for clarity's sake, as it wouldn't have made sense on its own....)

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Google orders spontaneous support for Parliamentary motion

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No one watches TV, Nielsen, and you know it

JudeKay
(Written by Reg staff)

Re: PDF link is wrong!

Thanks - we've fixed the link. Sorry about that.

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Tech fault at RBS and Natwest freezes millions of UK bank balances

JudeKay
(Written by Reg staff)

Re: Re: Welcome to the modern world

Hi A/C...

Would you mind getting in touch with El Reg's Anna Leach - aleach@theregister.com? She'd love to have a word in private.

Regards,

El Mod

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Facebook shells out $10m for using users faces in adverts

JudeKay
(Written by Reg staff)

argh, thanks for that; it has been amended..

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BOFH: Dawn raid on Fort BOFH

JudeKay
(Written by Reg staff)

Re: A mystery

http://www.theregister.co.uk/2012/02/17/bofh_2012_episode_2/

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New dole system is 'digital by default', like it or not

JudeKay
(Written by Reg staff)

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As mum would say: I'll facilitate YOU in a minute!

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Christmas headaches? We prescribe a year long course of BOFH

JudeKay
(Written by Reg staff)

Re:

Hi James,

There are no plans as yet to publish in epub format. I will let you know if this changes.

Regards, El Mod

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Yahoo! invests in New York uber studio

JudeKay
(Written by Reg staff)

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Will! You! Lot! Never! Be! Satisfied(?)!

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Alec Baldwin kicked off plane for playing with his phone

JudeKay
(Written by Reg staff)

Re: "horrendous grammer"

In sisk's defence, he took issue with the grammar rather than the spelling...

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Snowbound Alaskan survives on frozen beer

JudeKay
(Written by Reg staff)

Re: Re: Re: Beer

Mmmm, Lagavulin...

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JudeKay
(Written by Reg staff)

Re: Coors light....

Proost

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ICO 'too scared' to clobber press for data breaches

JudeKay
(Written by Reg staff)

Re: A party atmos breaks out at Vulture Central

hah!

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San Diego woman strips to bikini to look for her chihuahua

JudeKay
(Written by Reg staff)

Re: and no picture. . . . .

We had no picture rights ... But here you go.... Enjoy http://www.nbcsandiego.com/news/local/Bikini-Clad-Woman-Searches-for-Dog-134404603.html

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Assange brings down British justice system

JudeKay
(Written by Reg staff)

Re:

Behold: http://regmedia.co.uk/2010/07/30/wikimedia_julian_assange.jpg

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Cops find hackers' phone in NOTW office

JudeKay
(Written by Reg staff)

Re: F@#$ing apostrophe

Mobile phone (singular) known as "the Hub" was used by News of The World journalists (plural). Many people used that single phone. Hence hackers' phone. Mmm'kay?

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BlackBerry services splutter back into action, again

JudeKay
(Written by Reg staff)

Re: Nope sorry

We have a more recent article, http://www.theregister.co.uk/2011/10/12/rim_down_again/ .... it went up before lunchtime

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Apple to Oz court: ‘Our products are lame, really’

JudeKay
(Written by Reg staff)

Re: "put a spoke in the wheels"

Ah, but the idiom doesn't refer to a wheel...

The phrase "To put a spoke in someone's wheel" originates from the days when cartwheels were solid - except for one or two holes into which a long round wooden pin could be placed. This would act as a "brake" to stop the wheel turning or the cart running away.... So if you wanted to stop an evil crimelord carter from carrying out his nefarious plan, you would put a spoke in his wheel.

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Bargain-basement botnet kit – yours for just €5

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Microsoft's high-risk Windows 8 .NET switch

JudeKay
(Written by Reg staff)

Re:

Our tech team has been working on a fix and icons should work now... we can't get those adorning comments from the last 24 hours back though...

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BOFH: I'll get my bonus even if it kills, well, someone

JudeKay
(Written by Reg staff)

Re: Erm...12?

http://www.theregister.co.uk/2011/08/19/bofh_2011_episode_12/

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Network interface cards are coming up trumps

JudeKay
(Written by Reg staff)

Re: Its true

http://xkcd.com/849/

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Hey Commentards! [This title is optional]

JudeKay
(Written by Reg staff)

Re: Can Moderators be made more visible?

Dubious mercies? How very dare you! *sheepish grin*

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Domino's to serve pizzas on the Moon, apparently

JudeKay
(Written by Reg staff)

Re: Dominos Pizza (in the US)

One of my favourites: "The scientist in charge had initially had moral qualms about the experiment but has since come to view the subjects as cheese-and-sauce-consuming beasts..." http://www.theonion.com/video/dominos-scientists-test-limits-of-what-humans-will,14252/ mmm, cheese burst pizza

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The Reg dips toe into social media ocean

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Court bans man called Peter from calling himself Peter

JudeKay
(Written by Reg staff)

Re: Obvious!

For Pete's sake ...

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Does Cameron dare ditch poor-bashing green energy?

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