* Posts by Simon Sharwood, Reg APAC Editor

121 posts • joined 5 May 2013

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Ex top judge admits he's incapable of reading email, doesn't own a PC

Simon Sharwood, Reg APAC Editor
(Written by Reg staff)

Re: Say What?!?

Tiny rational rump of the republican party?

Moderate wing of the Republican party of the 1980s?

Republican party before it went nuts?

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IBM tries to dodge $1bn sueball for deal won with 'ethical transgressions'

Simon Sharwood, Reg APAC Editor
(Written by Reg staff)

Re: For a payroll project?

The problem was that the Health Dept employs all manner of specialist folks and pays people differently depending on hours worked. So a certain class of nurse could be paid different rates at different times of day, then again on weekends. Figuring out all that stuff made for massive complexity. And the goalposts kept shifting ...

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NBN Co yet to make a single fibre to the node connection but is eyeing off G.fast

Simon Sharwood, Reg APAC Editor
(Written by Reg staff)

Re: Appreciate Oz coverage

Thanks Abergias. FWIW we actually think of The Reg as a global site, albeit with deep, deep UK roots. There's 2.8 of us in AU and we cover Oz for Oz, but also cover the whole world.

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Microsoft will explain only 'significant' Windows 10 updates

Simon Sharwood, Reg APAC Editor
(Written by Reg staff)

Re: Re: Trust nothing? Too late for that!

This might help. http://www.theregister.co.uk/2015/03/10/happy_20th_birthday_microsoft_bob/

There's a Win 3.1 VM to download. With Bob.

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Act of God damaged data on Google cloud disks

Simon Sharwood, Reg APAC Editor
(Written by Reg staff)

Re: 0.000....1%

This data centre.

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Kaspersky: Freemasons coded fake malware in the Bermuda Triangle

Simon Sharwood, Reg APAC Editor
(Written by Reg staff)

Re: Pure click-bait...I'm disgusted.

Disgusted? The idea is that the entirely over-the-top headline conveys Kaspersky's feeling that the allegations against him are ridiculous. As ridiculous as the headline.

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China shutters 50 websites for spreading explosion 'rumours'

Simon Sharwood, Reg APAC Editor
(Written by Reg staff)

Re: Anybody know what the rumors were?

Deaths in the thousands, apparently.

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The Register WHEELY needs YOU to help raise charity funds

Simon Sharwood, Reg APAC Editor
(Written by Reg staff)

How can we get you from tempted to committed?

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Simon Sharwood, Reg APAC Editor
(Written by Reg staff)

C'mon down and do the ride. I've a bike made of conflict aluminium for you!

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Simon Sharwood, Reg APAC Editor
(Written by Reg staff)

Re: Just a thought

The shirt will be on sale to all. And I do like the premium pricing option. Will raise it with the relevant authorities.

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Simon Sharwood, Reg APAC Editor
(Written by Reg staff)

Re: Sounds like a great ride

I'll certainly be posting Strava stuff. In fact I recorded a single ride on Strava with two phones this week, with interesting results. Will try same experiment on longer ride this weekend.

Am also contemplating using Periscope during the ride, to live-stream it from the handlebars. The ride goes through some mobile blackspots,but I'll see what's doable.

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Linus Torvalds warns he's in no mood to be polite as Linux 4.2 drags

Simon Sharwood, Reg APAC Editor
(Written by Reg staff)

Re: Give em' a break

You get ONE LOUSY CHARACTER WRONG and this is what happens ;-)

Sorted. Thanks for pointing it out.

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NetApp sees IBM/Cisco VersaStack as 'huge' threat to FlexPod

Simon Sharwood, Reg APAC Editor
(Written by Reg staff)

Re: Shameful and unethical.

Robert,

NetApp is a public company. In the data protection business. And for years it has leaked company data into a public forum that I am able to access over RSS without login and without a view of the T&Cs.

All you need to do to see this stuff is look in the right place.

A place, by the way, that has also regularly been spammed by third parties over the years. Often with pr0n. Now >that's< the kind of security I expect from my storage provider. Not.

I have no agenda regarding NetApp. None.

But when I see a company unable to manage its own affairs, and leaking evidence of that, it's the job to report it.

Simon

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nbnTM plans for future backhaul upgrade to FTTN cabinets

Simon Sharwood, Reg APAC Editor
(Written by Reg staff)

Thanks for the kind words.

For the record, The Reg's HQ is in London. But I, Richard Chirgwin and Darren Pauli are all here in 'straya. We do try to cover local matters, but we are part of the global team and the Reg runs one global edition.

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Australia's Senate demands access to NBN business case that doesn't exist

Simon Sharwood, Reg APAC Editor
(Written by Reg staff)

Re: Re: Bingo!

Hi all. Author here.

Granted, "doctrinaire" isn't the most common word out there.

But I used it because it was one word that summed up what I was trying to say. Which wasn't quite "bias" and wasn't quite "for political reasons". So "doctrinaire" it was.

A couple of weeks ago another reader took me to task for using "schlep".

Long story short: taking a break next week, expect to come back with further reaches of vocabulary dulled by food and booze.

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Facebook Lite: Website strips off to lure in another billion users

Simon Sharwood, Reg APAC Editor
(Written by Reg staff)

Re: Re: FINALLY!!!!!

I thought that was the point of living in rural France. Silly me.

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Intel adopts 40Gb per SECOND USB-C plug for Thunderbolt 3.0

Simon Sharwood, Reg APAC Editor
(Written by Reg staff)

Re: This sounds like the port on the new MacBook

I think this is more of a "nobody outside of video production cared, so nobody other than Apple really cared, so we've got to do something to try to make someone care" kind of thing.

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Cloud Foundry takes first steps into Azure

Simon Sharwood, Reg APAC Editor
(Written by Reg staff)

Fair cop. Did I tell you how hard it was to find an image for this story? What's that? I shouldn't whinge about shop talk? You're right.

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Long, sticky summer ahead: Win 10 will be with OEMs by 31 August

Simon Sharwood, Reg APAC Editor
(Written by Reg staff)

Re: UK Prices?

FWIW I checked Newegg UK and Australia. No prices there.

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Australia forces UberX drivers to become tax collectors

Simon Sharwood, Reg APAC Editor
(Written by Reg staff)

Nope. A pic from the Uber Cincinatti launch. Flickr CC collection FTW

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BONKERS apocalyptic WAR WAGONS circle Vulture South

Simon Sharwood, Reg APAC Editor
(Written by Reg staff)

Re: Re: Enquiringminds want to know

Google "Amadeus Basin oilfield." I stumbled upon it last year when driving from the West MacDonnell Ranges to Kings Canyon. There's a working oilfield out there. Not huge. But big enough that it's being exploited. And I can recommend a trip to the West Macs. Gorgeous country.

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Simon Sharwood, Reg APAC Editor
(Written by Reg staff)

And that's bad because ... ?

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Simon Sharwood, Reg APAC Editor
(Written by Reg staff)

No directive. It's a term I like and hear used a bit in Australia. I'm aware that the vocabulary I use goes through phases. Right now I'm perhaps expressing a bit too much luvvie love.

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Boeing 787 software bug can shut down planes' generators IN FLIGHT

Simon Sharwood, Reg APAC Editor
(Written by Reg staff)

Re: So...

At a guess, often enough for Boeing to tell the FAA and the FAA to issue a new directive.

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Turnbull's Digital Transformation Office is actually working!

Simon Sharwood, Reg APAC Editor
(Written by Reg staff)

Android is promised real soon now

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Microsoft to offer special Surface 3 for schools

Simon Sharwood, Reg APAC Editor
(Written by Reg staff)

Re: Cloud?

USB sticks. Cheap as chips. Not as tasty.

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Fukushima nuke plant owner told to upgrade from Windows XP

Simon Sharwood, Reg APAC Editor
(Written by Reg staff)

I get one lousy capital letter wrong and ... fixing it now

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Ravello unravels mystery of ESXi on AWS, Google

Simon Sharwood, Reg APAC Editor
(Written by Reg staff)

I should clarify: they're set up to do it. But it's not what VMware's selling. They're selling hybrid cloud in which, should you choose, you can pay by the minute. I'll tidy up the story to reflect that.

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Help! We need to pick a platform for our desert adventure

Simon Sharwood, Reg APAC Editor
(Written by Reg staff)

Re: Story of my life ...

We're not committed: the shout-out was a fishing expedition as much as anything. But we'll stick with the NUC for a bit cos we've got some. We disclosed the sponsorship a couple of stories back, but also feel the NUC is fit for purpose.

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Simon Sharwood, Reg APAC Editor
(Written by Reg staff)

Re: Re: Keep it simple

we've been up-front about the Intel sponsorship, I hope.

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Boost your attachment size with this one weird trick

Simon Sharwood, Reg APAC Editor
(Written by Reg staff)

Re: This article's title triggered...

Think Reg innuendo - what might an "attachment" refer to? Okay, yes, we're juvenile. Part of our charm, I've been told. Occasionally.

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Exchange Server 2016 will be mostly Cloud Exchange ported back on-premises

Simon Sharwood, Reg APAC Editor
(Written by Reg staff)

Re: Did I get that right ?

Not quite. You can have it on-premises, but the dev work for the on-premises version is derived from work that's *already* gone into the cloud version. So the innovation is being done for the cloud version and every so often MSFT gets around to productising some of that for on-premises ops.

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Rand Paul puts Hillary Clinton's hard drive on sale

Simon Sharwood, Reg APAC Editor
(Written by Reg staff)

These puns aren't far off brutal vioLUNce. Still, it speaks volumes about Reg readers that these acronyms are getting an ironic airing. And let's face it, things could be worse. We could be making virtualisation puns. Storage puns are surely the lesser of two vVols.

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Simon Sharwood, Reg APAC Editor
(Written by Reg staff)

Well played, Sir.

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Vultures victorious in virtual vote vis-à-vis virtualization views!

Simon Sharwood, Reg APAC Editor
(Written by Reg staff)

Re: Golden Dropping? Vultures VOMIT!

Surely not only vomit? There's got to be a back door option. Surely. Or are we full of ... never mind.

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Simon Sharwood, Reg APAC Editor
(Written by Reg staff)

There's no category for trolling and flamebait :-(

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VMware seeks patent for VD-eye-tracking tech

Simon Sharwood, Reg APAC Editor
(Written by Reg staff)

Re: I don't know why it's any different from tracking your finger

El Reg's eye-tracker thanks you for glancing at that ad. You're now a warm lead for Vendor X. Expect a call soon.

Ooops. Maybe I've said too much.

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Microsoft enlists web security pariah Adobe to help build Internet Explorer-killer Spartan

Simon Sharwood, Reg APAC Editor
(Written by Reg staff)

Re: So the Spartans have invited the Trojans around to advise on the decor?

20 internet points to Gryffindor! Top comment ;-)

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Philae's either screening Rosetta's calls or isn't home

Simon Sharwood, Reg APAC Editor
(Written by Reg staff)

Re: Not Good Writing:

Yes and no. Philae landed with fully-charged batteries. Those batteries depleted. It's not been able to recharge them since. I think that meaning is conveyed, but will tidy it up to make sure that is the case.

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Simon Sharwood, Reg APAC Editor
(Written by Reg staff)

Yoinks! How did that happen. Scrubbed. Thanks for pointing it out.

My only excuses are broken sleep and lack of coffee.

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Pirate Party leads Icelandic voting intentions poll

Simon Sharwood, Reg APAC Editor
(Written by Reg staff)

Re: Yarr!

No matter Iceland's size, to me the fact that a sovereign nation currently considers The Pirate Party the best option is notable. as someone who makes content for a living, I struggle with some of the Party's positions. But I've also read its policies in Australia and find they make mainstream political parties appear even more mealy-mouthed. Beneath the silly surface, there may be some substance

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VMware wants amicable end to 'meritless' Linux-lifting lawsuit

Simon Sharwood, Reg APAC Editor
(Written by Reg staff)

Re: A nice donation?

VMware can find that kinda cash behind the sofa. Add several zeroes to get to pain. But a fine idea!

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Dream job: Sysadmin/F1 pit crew member with Red Bull racing

Simon Sharwood, Reg APAC Editor
(Written by Reg staff)

Re: "...for a complete tyre change and fuel top-up"

Fixed that up. What I know about F1 can clearly be written on a postage stamp.

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Tired of IoT hype? Internet of SLUGS and SPIDERS is the reality

Simon Sharwood, Reg APAC Editor
(Written by Reg staff)

Re: Former?

Nope. Dan just headed in different directions

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Intel's Atoms gain new (cosmetic) X-Factor

Simon Sharwood, Reg APAC Editor
(Written by Reg staff)

Re: oops

Told you so ;-)

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Former Mrs Dotcom hooks up with Xbox 'toyboy'

Simon Sharwood, Reg APAC Editor
(Written by Reg staff)

Re: WTF?

WTF? It's very unusual for a figure from the tech world to make the pages of a goss magazine. I thought it might be fun to bring that to readers' attention, in the slot (0700 GMT) we use for slightly siller stories.

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BLOOD STAR of the NEANDERTHALS passed close to our Sun

Simon Sharwood, Reg APAC Editor
(Written by Reg staff)

Re: 0.8AU or 0.8 Light Years?

Oopsies. Light years. Sorted. Silly me. Last story of the day before I headed out for an interview. No excuse, of course ...

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Torvalds turns to Sir Mix-A-Lot for Linux versioning debate

Simon Sharwood, Reg APAC Editor
(Written by Reg staff)

Re: I hate to be a whining prude...

Fair call. I may have taken the Sir Mix-a-lot thing to a stupid conclusion

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Mozilla's Flash-killer 'Shumway' appears in Firefox nightlies

Simon Sharwood, Reg APAC Editor
(Written by Reg staff)

Re: Also on Linux

You're right but so am I! I'll amend the story so it makes it plain that the Firefix nightlies only run on certain Windows and OSX.

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Microsoft's patchwork falls apart … AGAIN!

Simon Sharwood, Reg APAC Editor
(Written by Reg staff)

Re: A patch that breaks powerpoint?

Fair point and one we did consider. But hey - some users in the Luvvie Dept are going to be really upset by this.

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