* Posts by JudeKay

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Google Play infested with cash-stealing web apps

JudeKay
(Written by Reg staff)

Re: Re: Marvellous advice

Dear Mr Shilko,

I forwarded your comment to the author in case he wishes to amend the article. Please send corrections to corrections@theregister.com.

Kind regards,

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Tweak Privacy Shield rules to make people happy? Nah – US govt

JudeKay
(Written by Reg staff)

Re: Dear moderator

Apologies - moderation is not as speedy on the weekends.

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EMC mulled a Pure Storage buyout amid patent sueball tennis

JudeKay
(Written by Reg staff)

Re: WOW

We know that there are people posting anonymously here who only post on stories about a specific vendor, and only post on them to trash the competitor. Bad form.

Declare yourselves, please.

Cheerio, et cetera. And behave,

Jude

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nbn special: See the FTTN and HFC cabinets coming to your street

JudeKay
(Written by Reg staff)

Re: Re: What do I think?

Update: Our tech team has fixed the problem. Please drop us a line at corrections@theregister.co.uk if you experience any more issues.

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JudeKay
(Written by Reg staff)

Re: What do I think?

You should be able to view now, but which browser/OS were you using when you got the #2035, OzBob?

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Cash'n'Carrion Xmas goodies - last delivery dates loom

JudeKay
(Written by Reg staff)

Cash 'n' Carrion is no more, I'm afraid. This means that if you've bought anything from C 'n' C, it's basically a collectors' item. Hang onto your hats – you never know.

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Boffins build laser that can twist its own light

JudeKay
(Written by Reg staff)

Re: Momentum?

Hah! Turning the relativity equation around at this time in the morning?! There's a old USENET physics FAQ which might help here: http://www.desy.de/user/projects/Physics/Relativity/SR/light_mass.html

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Microsoft's done a terrible job with its Windows 10 nagware

JudeKay
(Written by Reg staff)

Re: “Trustworthy Computing”...or... Trusted Computing.....???

Trustworthy Computing. See Bill Gates' memo of 2002: http://www.theregister.co.uk/2002/01/17/ms_highest_priority_must/

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Did you know ... Stephen Fry has founded a tech startup?

JudeKay
(Written by Reg staff)

Re: Christmas Card List

Can confirm: The Register is not on Apple's Christmas list

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Uber rebrands to the sound of whalesong confusion

JudeKay
(Written by Reg staff)

Re: There/their

Don't know what to say, Snivelling.... We're in a subjunctive mood.

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No escape: Microsoft injects 'Get Windows 10' nagware into biz PCs

JudeKay

If any of you see this sort of thing in the wild - PLEASE take a snapshot and send it to news@theregister.com I'm suddenly hungry for a beige chocolate milkshake...

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The Register's entirely serious New Year's resolutions for 2016

JudeKay
(Written by Reg staff)

Re: Where's Dabbsy?

Dabbsy's on his holidays. You can set up an alert for any article with his byline here: https://account.theregister.co.uk/edit/alert, though I expect we'll run a SFTW this weekend.

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JudeKay
(Written by Reg staff)

Re: Evidence based criticism

Are you talking about m.theregister, or our app?

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JudeKay
(Written by Reg staff)

Re: Re: we plan to be a big part of the prosperity

DropBear, please be assured we'll be "Biting The Hand That Feeds IT" as ever. And while the former London Homoeopathic Hospital is but a 10-minute trot away from our London offices, our Laystall St team won't be looking to diluted flower essences to mend our ills... though of course we'll be happy to refer the BOFH's victims there.

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Android on Windows is disruptive because neither Microsoft nor Google can stop it

JudeKay
(Written by Reg staff)

Re: No worries

Oh no we didn't. http://www.theregister.co.uk/2015/11/23/intel_hires_qualcomms_compute_leader_to_lead_new_mobile_push/

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Sneaky Microsoft renamed its data slurper before sticking it back in Windows 10

JudeKay
(Written by Reg staff)

Re: "damaging Microsoft’s reputation as a trusted consumer brand."

Horse puckey, anonymous. But I'll look into the headstone thing...

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El Reg unchains the Vulture Velo cycling jersey

JudeKay
(Written by Reg staff)

Behave

I second that emotion; don't be creepy, people. The moderatrix and moderators are watching you..

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Android users are massive wan … er … smut consumers

JudeKay
(Written by Reg staff)

Fair point. We've edited the text to reflect this. Thanks

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ANOTHER red-ink-spattered quarter for Overland Storage

JudeKay
(Written by Reg staff)

A "fiscal" year does not necessarily correspond with the calendar year. It is just an accounting period. Overland's financial year runs from July 1 to June 30. Its fiscal 2014 ended on June 30, 2014... Its Q1 2015, then, was over before actual "calendar 2015" even began.

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Elite:Dangerous goes TITSUP

JudeKay
(Written by Reg staff)

If you honestly believe that reporting an outage constitutes a "bias", then you probably should get all your *cough* news *cough* from a fan site. Wow.

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QWERTY-tastic BlackBerry Classic actually a classic

JudeKay
(Written by Reg staff)

Re: Happy new year...

Happy new year, dear reader. The thing I like most about this kind wish is that it was posted anonymously, as if you were ashamed to be caught out being earnest and sincere. Long live our snarky commentards and I raise my coffee mug to you in particular, anonymous. May no one's keyboards be safe in 2015.

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El Reg Redesign - leave your comment here.

JudeKay
(Written by Reg staff)

Re: ANyone else noticed...

Rest assured, we are reading through all of the comments

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Will tech titans SWALLOW upstart where Apple guru Steve Wozniak works?

JudeKay
(Written by Reg staff)

Re: Read your own paper...

That is correct. If you read the article carefully, I believe you'll find our blogger wrote that it "came out of stealth" one year after its inception, which is true. And, yes, the startup itself is two years old.

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Under the Iron Sea: YES, tech and science could SAVE the planet

JudeKay
(Written by Reg staff)

Re: And another thing

*All members of Greenpeace are officially hippies, like it or not: it's the organisation's policy...

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THERE it is! Philae comet lander FOUND in EXISTING Rosetta PICS

JudeKay
(Written by Reg staff)

Don't look at us – it was a direct quote from ESA/Philae project manager Stephan Ulemac! I suspect he was attempting to simplify for the layperson.

In the mean time, it pleases us to troll everyone with 'IN THE AIR' headlines.

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Warning to those who covet the data of Internet of Precious Things

JudeKay
(Written by Reg staff)

Re: Coveting the precious things

I was going to go for that... This is me when I remembered that "local data" has a technical meaning http://mashable.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/07/Dr.-Who.gif

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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.

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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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