Re: MLF -- really, Register?
Our use of MLF predates the newer, stupider acronym. But we take your point.
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Our use of MLF predates the newer, stupider acronym. But we take your point.
Only if you're a buffalo, sir
Good to see the debate on Brexit is once again bringing out the best in everyone. Tone it down, people.
Hi Larry. Jude here from The Register. The usual procedure is that your public posts will appear under the anonymous icon and username after you leave us. If you're sure you wish to delete your posts, you can delete them yourself, but you'll have to do this prior to deleting your account. There is nowhere like Reg forums though, Larry. Think about that.
A bot says what?
They've even broken it down to the minutes-and-seconds where the topic begins. Are you sure you can't give it a listen?
We're sorry you had to wait.
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Apologies - moderation is not as speedy on the weekends.
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,
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You should be able to view now, but which browser/OS were you using when you got the #2035, OzBob?
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.
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
Trustworthy Computing. See Bill Gates' memo of 2002: http://www.theregister.co.uk/2002/01/17/ms_highest_priority_must/
Can confirm: The Register is not on Apple's Christmas list
Don't know what to say, Snivelling.... We're in a subjunctive mood.
If any of you see this sort of thing in the wild - PLEASE take a snapshot and send it to firstname.lastname@example.org I'm suddenly hungry for a beige chocolate milkshake...
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.
Are you talking about m.theregister, or our app?
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.
Oh no we didn't. http://www.theregister.co.uk/2015/11/23/intel_hires_qualcomms_compute_leader_to_lead_new_mobile_push/
Horse puckey, anonymous. But I'll look into the headstone thing...
I second that emotion; don't be creepy, people. The moderatrix and moderators are watching you..
Fair point. We've edited the text to reflect this. Thanks
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.
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.
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.
Rest assured, we are reading through all of the comments
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.
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.
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
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.
Indeed! Deeply remiss of us not to have asked Cray... http://regmedia.co.uk/2012/04/25/cry_3.jpg
It's a Latin preposition used between two nouns to show that an object has a dual nature, viz: kitchen-cum-living-room.
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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I like your style, Havin_it - http://reg.cx/2bz6
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...
Your friendly El <del>Mod</del> Shill
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.
Heehee... Backside in Aberdeenshire....
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.
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.
El Reg OR the news? How very dare you...
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