What! A! Funny! Hack! You! Are!
Gosh, what a witty, insightful and original use of exclamation marks in the title of this post. I hope future articles on Yahoo! follow this convention, because otherwise I might forget this clever jape.
Yahoo! has hit back at claims by a US Senate committee that it covered up its involvement in handing over information to Chinese authorities which led to the arrest and detention of four Chinese citizens. In a statement the company said: “Yahoo!’s testimony was truthful, and while we regret Chairman Lantos is rushing to …
Oh no, wait...
Yahoo! denies! China! claims! (http://www.theregister.co.uk/2007/08/07/yanoo_denies_china/)
Yahoo! faces! investigation! over! China! (http://www.theregister.co.uk/2007/08/06/yahoo_china_committee_investigation/)
Yahoo! profits! drop! slightly! (http://www.theregister.co.uk/2007/07/17/yahoo_q2_07_results/)
Yahoo! Unveils! New! Banner! Ad! Engine! (http://www.theregister.co.uk/2007/07/03/yahoo_smartsad_unveiled/)
Yahoo! loses! sales! head! (http://www.theregister.co.uk/2007/06/25/yahoo_sales_chief/)
Yahoo! buys! Rivals! (http://www.theregister.co.uk/2007/06/21/yahoo_buys_rivals/)
Yahoo! Europe! upgrades! ad! platform! (http://www.theregister.co.uk/2007/06/01/yahoo_platform_cto_goes/)
Yahoo! Shouldn't! Sell! To! Microsoft? (http://www.theregister.co.uk/2007/05/08/yahoo_interview/)
Yahoo! launches! mobile! search! (http://www.theregister.co.uk/2007/05/08/yahoo_onesearch/)
Yahoo! searches! abroad! for! online! gambling! riches! (http://www.theregister.co.uk/2007/05/07/yahoo_gambling/)
Yahoo! buys! ad! exchange! (http://www.theregister.co.uk/2007/04/30/yahoo_buys_right/)
Yahoo! China! sued! in! US! (http://www.theregister.co.uk/2007/04/19/yahoo_china_sued/)
Yahoo! email! unlimited! (http://www.theregister.co.uk/2007/03/28/yahoo_email_extended/)
Yahoo! search! goes! mobile! (http://www.theregister.co.uk/2007/03/20/yahoo_moby_search/)
Yahoo! can! help! jail! Chinese! dissidents! (http://www.theregister.co.uk/2007/03/15/yahoo_privacy/)
Yahoo! red-faced! over! curry! blog! ripoff! (http://www.theregister.co.uk/2007/03/09/yahoo_curry_row/)
Yahoo! false! alert! drama! (http://www.theregister.co.uk/2007/03/01/symantec_yahoo_false_alarm/)
Yahoo! net! plummets! in! Q4! (http://www.theregister.co.uk/2007/01/23/yahoo_q4_2006_earnings/)
Belgian! newspapers! warn! Yahoo! over! links! (http://www.theregister.co.uk/2007/01/22/belgian_newspapers_warn_yahoo/)
And that's just THIS YEAR'S RESULTS!
This! has! been! the! convention! for! a! long! while! now! as! loyal! Register! readers! will! attest! to! Occasionally! it! is! forgotten! but! it's! nevertheless! an! established! staple! of! Registerdom! Besides! that! it! makes! my! speech! synthesiser! get! all! excitable!
Who cares about the exclamation marks...err, sorry, who! cares! about! the! exclamation! marks!? !
The key item is whether they did it. I suspect they did, but to a degree it's something which cannot be avoided. If your staff in a particular country feel patriotic, even to a blood-soaked commie state, then you cannot in the end stop this stuff being passed over. The key item is whether Y! management approved, and if they did, were they fired afterwards?
Sometimes we do forget, and sometimes some of our reporters ask if we should maintain this typographic convention. But I think the old things are worth preserving, no?
Changing tack: we opened the floor to comments on (mostly) all stories in April.
So Google proves nothing about noobs or otherwise.
Some people forget that "way back in the day" The Register was created as a satirical send up of IT. Even the byline (bitting the hand that feeds IT) is a clever pun that escapes many readers.
Yahoo! publishes! Paris! Hilton! iPhone! pix!
There, I believe that's today's trifecta.
If you don't know the difference, you should be at Dailykos, not the Reg.
Fucking anon pussy! (never a good idea, you don't know where it's been)
Anyway.. who gives a fuck about exclaimation points? The Punctuation Nazis? Do you lose sleep over the billions of mis-spelled txts flying around the air without the benefit of your expertise?
Get a fucking life you stupid ass. Fucking morons.
Yeah, it's one of those days.
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