* Posts by Drewc

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Swiss cheesed off after Apple store iPhone does Samsung Galaxy Note 7 impersonation

Drewc
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Re: It was an Iphone 6 plus

The headline contains a joke comparison between this incident and the notoriously combustible Samsung Note 7.

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Memo man Damore is back – with lawyers: Now Google sued for 'punishing' white men

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Comparison with apartheid?

Ludicrous, hyperbolic, wrong.

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Woo-yay, Meltdown CPU fixes are here. Now, Spectre flaws will haunt tech industry for years

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Sure but no need for Bleeping Computer link - we covered Rowhammer at the time.

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GIMPS crack whip on plucky processor to find largest prime number

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Re: FAKE NEWS

Well, maddddog, that changes everything.

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Luxembourg passes first EU space mining law. One can possess the Spice

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Re: Re: Luxembourg Ministry

Not quite - although admittedly the sentence could have been clearer. Amara Graps, the consultant, is based in Riga, Latvia.

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Yahoo! Groups! Go! TITSUP! for! Days!

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No Taboola, no Outbrain..

The Register doesn't run any sponsored content recommendation ads. So whatever ads you are seeing on our site, you ain't seeing those.

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Russia threatens to set up its 'own internet' with China, India and pals – let's take a closer look

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Re: Re: DO IT!!

Did you actually read the article?

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Kieren's credentials

Kieren has written and researched articles about ICANN, internet infrastructure and internet governance for more than 15 years. He worked for ICANN for three years - and later founded an events company that ran a couple of successful events on internet governance. Feel free to disagree with him, but Kieren knows what he is talking about. As for the three articles that you agree with and think we published and which may have been written by someone else who, if it wasn't Kieren, is not an expert on ICANN, internet infrastructure or internet governance....

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Xen Project's plan after AWS goes KVM: Talk up embedded future

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Re: This story seems to contradict other recently published stories on this topic

So we are contradicting a story published elsewhere that was written in response to our scoop? I think you may have gotten that the wrong way around

AWS is covering its tracks but its intent is clear.

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User experience test tools: A privacy accident waiting to happen

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Re: Appalling ad practice

Let's sum up your argument. You don't like the ads, therefore we lack credibility on reporting on something that is not about ads.

FWIW our ads are well behaving - we run fewer per page than our competitors. And we don't make you register to read our content.

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Ye Bug List

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Re: Do you guys want to know about "Error 524"?

Sure.

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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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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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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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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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Look out, Pepe: Martha Lane Fox has a plan

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Some logic leaps going on there.

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Paradise Papers were not an inside job, says leaky offshore law firm

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Re: It's "Süddeutsche".

Updated, thanks.

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Tesla share crash amid Republican bid to kill off electric car tax break

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Re: journalistic malpractice

Journalist malpractice? Calm down, dear.

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Re: You gotta be kidding...

So this is your first post here. Question is: why bother?

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Spanish govt slammed over bizarre Catalan .cat internet registry cop raid

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That is a howler. Thanks for the spot. Removed.

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Microsoft reveals details of flagship London store within spitting distance from Apple's

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Re: tree-lined Regent Street ?

Sure, but Beki wrote: "tree-lined Regent Street shop", which is not the same thing.

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What happened to my Silver Badge

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Re: Re: You've dropped below 100 posts in the last year.

we will relax rules on this - but implementation is not scheduled

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Mid-length article advert for another article

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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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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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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