* Posts by Drewc

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Mid-length article advert for another article

Drewc
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Re: Mid-length article advert for another article

Well... it looks odd but we browser/ device test new units - but not on old, unsupported features!

Also, it's not an ad.

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London Tube tracking trial may make commuting less miserable

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Re: Local Knowledge?

Kieren is British and lived in London for some years.

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Elon Musk among 116 AI types calling on UN to nobble robo-weapons before they go all Skynet

Drewc
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Re: Hey reg

You dragged the answer out of me, I admit it, we all want Teslas.

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Ye Bug List

Drewc
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Re: Odd HTML error.

Weird

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Re: Edit Forum posts

In a sense all limits are arbitrary. What do you think is a reasonable time?

I think the 10 minutes tidying up window is reasonable compromis between no edit (c.f. Twitter) and perpetual edit (c.f. Facebook).

I am wary of perpetual edits as readers can misuse to rewrite posts to undermine arguments made by others.

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Drewc
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Re: Edit Forum posts

Currently it is not enabled on m.thereg - it is a trivial client-side change though. We'll put it on our to do list.

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Drewc
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Re: Spurious Blank lines at end of comments

Please link us to an example or two and we'll have a look.

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Drewc
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Re: Looks like "The Week In Summary" is being worked on.

unintentional - same bug spotted in search / fixed there.

thanks for the spot - we'll get to it tomorrow.

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Creepy tech tycoons Zuck and Musk clash over AI doomsday

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June is busting out all over...

OK fixed.

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New Column Width

Drewc
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Re: New Column Width

Comments acknowledged - but give it a few days and - hopefully - you may get used to it.

BTW at the same time as changing article width - we also decluttered the right hand side. For most people this is a cleaner read. My understanding is that the reduced width also helps readability - although that may not apply to you...

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Presto crypto: IBM releases gruntier, faster Z14 mainframe

Drewc
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Re: typo? or my parochialism?

not a typo.

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YASA* looks at turning commercial buildings into Internet things

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Re: Norwegian? I beg your pardon!

Thanks for the catch. Corrected.

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NetApp HCI: More converged than hyperconverged?

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Re: Um, what?

I can categorically confirm that your claim that NetApp got us to write this article is false. I suggest you read the article again.

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Everything you need to know about the Petya, er, NotPetya nasty trashing PCs worldwide

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Re: "Putin and his pals in action?"

A foolish comment, from someone with an ideological axe to grind.

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Flash array startup E8 whips out benchmarks, everyone will complain

Drewc
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Re: Pure numbers are still nonsense

You appear to have skin in this game.

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From landslide to buried alive: Why 2017 election forecasts weren't wrong

Drewc
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Re: Most of the Polls were Tory owned

Let's not turn this into Yet Another Conspiracy Theory. The political persuasion of the owners is irrelevant to outcome. Pollsters are looking to get an accurate snapshot of voting intent - they lose credibility if they are proved very wrong.

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Congressman drafts COVFEFE Act to preserve Trump's Twitter tantrums

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Re: Huffington Post, Tech addition.

I am invoking executive privilege here. You have "teaparty" in your email address - and you come here for our tech coverage? ODFO

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Vodafone to block its ads from appearing next to 'fake news'

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Re: Re: How?

I guess WPP is offering a whitelisting service of some description - that doesn't require much computational grunt - a few mechanical turks can do the donkey work - This is what JP Morgan did.

For Voda, this is merely an attempt to return to status quo ante.

Until the advent of www. or, to be more precise, Google, advertisers - via their agencies - always controlled the context of their advertising. They can still do this on the internet if they trade directly with publishers and other reputable content providers.

It's a different story when advertisers prioritise performance at the expense of brand safety. Programmatic ad tech is filled with cowboys; search engine marketing will get you into trouble one day, no matter how hard Google tries to clean this act up; and syndication - Taboola / Outbrain - is an enormous cesspit.

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The open source community is nasty and that's just the docs

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Re: Here we go again..

Courtesy makes the world go around, Snow Wombat. As for your Github demand - I call "Troll".

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Microsoft Master File Table bug exploited to BSOD Windows 7, 8.1

Drewc
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Re: Re: Cross origin?

Ah yes, the Fake Android Scare Hidden News Clickbait Agenda.

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Britain's on the brink of a small-scale nuclear reactor revolution

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And how does that make the article crap, mr smarty pants?

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What's got a vast attack surface and runs on Linux? Windows Defender, of course

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Re: I think the spell checker got fuzzed

Umm...slip of the brain on our part. Duly fixed.

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FBI boss James Comey was probing Trump's team for Russia links. You're fired, says Donald

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Re: Is The Register now The Onion?

This is a particularly foolish comment, even for you.

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PACK YOUR BAGS! Boffins spot Earth-size planet most likeliest yet to harbor alien life

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Story withdrawn. WHY?

We broke an embargo inadvertently. This happens from time to time. In such cases, we archive and republish for the correct time.

When we do this we archive the article and strip it out. This time we stripped out the article and then archived it - hence the public striptease.

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Data trashed? When RPO 0 isn't enough

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Re: Leverage Appliances to Achieve Zero Data Loss for Oracle Databases

Refreshing to see a shameless plug made openly... we'll give you this one.

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Leaked NSA point-and-pwn hack tools menace Win2k to Windows 8

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Re: WRONG! These exploits were patched in March....

Did you actually read our article? As we said - unlike many others - no big deal.

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Brink back the top bar !!!!!!!!

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Re: Brink back the top bar !!!!!!!!

We posted about this in another thread - we'll restore after Easter break.

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Warning! Your information is not secure - the first words on the Maudsley Hospital website

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Menu items

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Re: Menu items

Noted. We'll put it back after the Easter break. The vulture icon had a secondary use - hover to get menu items we couldn't think where else to put. In cleaning that up, we forgot about the home button utility when on story pages.

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As of today, iThings are even harder for police to probe

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Are we ignoring the Snowden documents?

In accordance with Betteridge's law of headlines....

No.

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Pure Silicon Valley: Medium asks $5 a month for absolutely nothing

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Re: Hmmm..

The zerohedge China conspiracy nutjob article you are linking to is about site traffic as picked up by Alexa. Alexa appears to be unable to distinguish botnet traffic, or maybe traffic from one botnet, from human beings. That is an Alexa issue and an Alexa issue only.

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That big scary 1.4bn leak was 100s of millions of email, postal addresses

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EllieStevens, sounds like you have skin in this game

Declare your interest.

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Russia and China bombard Blighty with 188 cyberattacks in 3 months

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Re: Re: Security snowflakes?

The U.S. applied economic sanctions against Russia in response to the annexation of Crimea. Hacking has nothing to do with this decision.

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Despite the spiel, we're still some decades from true anti-malware AI

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Re: Cylance is ineffective

You are criticising the writer for not conducting a review of the software. But that is not the remit of this article, in which we critically question the claims of Artificial Intelligence capability made by various anti-malware firms.

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Short movie explaining what it's like to SysAdmin

Drewc
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Identify yourself...

It is the least you can do.

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Get orf the air over moi land Irish farmer roars at drones

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What a peculiar and bleak view of the world you have

... and wrong.

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So, the new font, then

Drewc
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Re: Too big

16pt is pretty standard for minimum / base text size these days, especially for any site that is responsive (as we are planning to do).

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i saw this, and thought of el reg

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Re: i saw this, and thought of el reg

Very cool, thank-you Mr. Bastard.

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Prepare your popcorn: Wikipedia deems the Daily Mail unreliable

Drewc
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Re: Climate Change Whistleblower

Our Wikipedia coverage dating from the mid-2000s is what infuriates - or infuriated Wiki-Pedians. Everything else is post hoc rationale...

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Drewc
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Re: Reality check

The Britannica claim is easy enough to check - It arises from a study published in Nature in 2006 - It was controversial to say the least - our report at the time.

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Cattle that fail, not pets that purr – the future of servers

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Re: "on-premise" !?

Usage determines meaning, not dictionaries. Mate, you are onto a losing battle.

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UK.gov hiring folk to watch smutty vids? All hail our blind censors...

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Re: Re: - acist

Noted... post removed.

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Has President Trump’s executive order on 'Public Safety' killed off Privacy Shield?

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Where's my cluestick

Ignorant, marquix, ignorant. And wrong...

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Drewc
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If you read the article you can tell the author read the frikking order

... but yes, 'Muslims' is a mistake, which we will correct.

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Cutting Hewlett-Packard Labs down to size

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Re: No Photo Credits?

??? This is a stock pic via Shutterstock, which we pay for.

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Time to face the music, Violin Memory: Upstart's asset auction is over

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It is called news reporting. There is nothing personal about this.

P.S. No-one writes about enterprise storage for clickbait purposes.

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Drewc
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Let's parse your comment ...

... Violin doesn't advertise with us, ergo we want the company to die and write stuff to help make them die.

A massive logic leap there. And wrong.

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We're not quitting the UK: Microsoft quashes Brexit fake news

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Re: Fake news - you mean, what ElReg has been doing recently?

We made a mistake in the name and when we knew we had made a mistake we corrected the error. We did not and do not consider this a material change to the article - which would merit notice in the article.

For you to spin that into a fake news accusation is ludicrous.

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Now that's a Blue Screen of Death: Windows 10 told me to jump off a cliff

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Re: Ridiculous

Sense of humour failure there, Anonymous Coward, posting for the first time.

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