21 posts • joined 2 Aug 2007
From the editor Lewis Page:
"Here on the pages of the Reg the word 'boffin' is a title of honour accorded only to researchers we respect - generally from the proper sciences and able to do hard sums. Lesser practitioners (for instance business-studies or psychology professors purveying dubious surveys and statistical analyses) are generally known as 'eggheads' or 'trick-cyclists', for instance.
We get a fair bit of positive mail from people we have dubbed boffins, so we're fairly sure most of them know this, but it never hurts to be sure."
Re: Not "sick Brits"
Get your point, but plenty of Brits - including ex-pat Scots - live in England.
BT engineers - missed appointments
Do tell us about your recent experiences with BT Openreach engineers and missed appointments.
Have you waited in all day for someone to come and repair busted broadband kit and/or connections only to discover hours later that the engineer allocated to the job is a total no-show? Do you think a pattern is emerging with BT struggling to keep up with demand, perhaps? Or, is it the case that service is simply superb? And how does the experience with BT compare with other telcos?
Fire away with your comments.
What would happen if Rupert Murdoch BOUGHT Twitter?
The Google-hating octogenarian media biz tycoon of all our hearts is apparently a big fan of Twitter. We know this cos he said so on the micro-blogging site earlier this month (https://twitter.com/#!/rupertmurdoch/status/182513752598515712). He's good friends with Twitter founder Jack Dorsey and, while Rupe admitted mistakes with loss-making MySpace - which he unceremoniously dumped last year - it's not entirely in the realms of fantasy that Murdoch might once again get in on some hot Web2.0 action.
But what could such an audacious move actually mean for yet-to-go-public Twitter?
Re: Hey, here's a genius idea:
Google has begun the API process. Story about that here: http://www.theregister.co.uk/2011/09/16/google_plus_api/
Yes. Facebook currently claims to have 800 active million users.
Re: Beavering away on Martha Lane Fox...
I'll take that as a compliment ;)
Re: More likely
Don't ruin all our fun ;)
Re: Umm you should have paid more attention in your maths (and english) lessons
As my story makes clear, Radiohead are indeed asking fans to pay twice. First for the digital format, and second for the 'physical' version. But yes, if a fan buys the .wav or .mp3 formats first, they obviously won't be paying for the digital download twice when they lay out cash for the 'newspaper album', so that charge is rightly trimmed off the 30 quid price tag. However, they will still be paying for another format, which is a classic biz model employed by big name record companies since (disc spinning) time begun.
Re: Sunspider cheating
That's because it was a "slashdotted flamebait troll story" not worthy of our attention.
Re: Just to say...
thank you, dear
Re: Cut down?
As the headline and subsequent story clearly points out, the 'light edits' apply to OfM 2011 files used in Windows Web apps and not OfM 2011 files used in OfM 2011 Web apps.
Re: in reply to.
Good point. But then consider that Mozilla made this change to the interface only after Google's Chrome browser rocked up. That speaks volumes to me.
Re: GWB Quote
Yes we know, dear. He was such a jester.
Re: you basically copied their article.
shurely shome mishtake?
Re: mr. god, calling mr. god
Yes, we know dear
Re: Author confused
I hear that, story's been updated.
Re: Now you tell me
I think we've done a good job of keeping our readers in the loop on this issue, actually.
The 20 per cent figure specifically refers to claims that EDS plans to cut more jobs in its public sector unit, known internally as the HUB, and not to the entire UK workforce of 16,500 staff.
Surely all Reg readers know...
...that distie means distributor?
13-fold does not relate to the 13 per cent figure
This should already be clear from the story, but just to repeat:
The 13 per cent figure refers to Lenovo's total Q1 revenue.
The 13-fold increase is the firm's net income which now stands at $66.8m, up from last year's $5.2m.
- Analysis iPhone 6: The final straw for Android makers eaten alive by the data parasite?
- First Crack Man buys iPHONE 6 and DROPS IT to SMASH on PURPOSE
- First Fondle Register journo battles Sydney iPHONE queue, FONDLES BIG 'UN
- TOR users become FBI's No.1 hacking target after legal power grab
- Vid Reg bloke zips through an iPHONE 6 queue from ZERO to 60 SECONDS