* Posts by Drewc

1365 posts • joined 26 Nov 2009

After baffling Falcon 9 rocket explosion, SpaceX screams: Hands off our probe!

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Misfiring on all cylinders...

Grow up.

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Edinburgh University to flog its supercomputer for £0.0369 per core hour

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Re: 3.69 pence not pounds

Yes, we made a mistake, now corrected.

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Article moved

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Re: Clickbait?

Clickbait. Really? Not misleading, not provocative, just the production deskhaving fun with form drumming up a headline about hybrid cloud computing atop an article about hybrid cloud computing.

This is not fertile territory for clickbait - now if we had Kim Kardashian in the headline...

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Encyclopedia Dramatica user hit with £10k damages after calling ex-councillor a 'paedo'

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Re: Worth a punt on definitions?

That won't wash.

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WikiLeaks fights The Man by, er, publishing ordinary people's personal information

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Re: You didn't care when the BNP details were leaked...

Old Englishman, you just made that up, didn't you. Did ever read our BNP Wikileaks coverage, easy enough to find. Also none of which were by Kieren McCarthy,

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BT customers hit by broadband outage ... again

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Re: In Telehouse's Defense

FYI

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Torrent is a word, and you can't ban words, rules French court

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Re: That's still "sometimes".

The phrase has not been removed.

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Ban ISPs from 'speeding up' the internet: Ex-Obama tech guru

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Re: re: diodesign

Many of Lewis's articles were pre-modded. But you are on the money with everything else.

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Web meltdown: BT feels heat from angry punters

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Re: Good luck getting hold of Telecity (but it's Telehouse anyway)

Telecity - error introduced at subbing stage - fixed.

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The Great Brain Scan Scandal: It isn’t just boffins who should be ashamed

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Re: Re: Phrenology

Andrew does not do moderation

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Lester Haines: RIP

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James1 thanks for the thoughts. It is a huge financial shock for his family. We have covered his funeral expenses and are considering how best to help his wife and daughter.

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In obesity fight, UK’s heavy-handed soda tax beats US' watered-down warning

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Re: Re: B'stards

Tonic water is loaded with sugar - and will fall foul of the new regs.

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AWS Sydney's outage shows the value of a walk in the cloud

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Crap analogy - as Running stuff for other organisations is not our business,

P.S our site has had a couple of outages in the last year.

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Why everyone* hates Salesforce's Marc Benioff

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Re: Why is Hillary election propaganda being posted here?

That is a wilful misreading of the article. I suggest you read it again.

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Music's value gap? Follow the money trail back to Google

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Re: bitch and moan...

Capitalism certainly does not dictate that power is in your hands. A peculiar worldview, there.

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Linux-fight! Dev's plan to bundle kernel patches sparks debate

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Re: Please stop reading their mailing list

You are asking us to stop being tech journalists. What a peculiar request.

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Banned

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It is very unusual for someone to withdraw all their comments. More usually people delete their accounts - and the comments are preserved under "anonymous coward" moniker. I recognise that this is looks broken but If all the comments are withdrawn and the account is preserved then what would the circumstances that a reader would come across an individual account history?

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Re: Banned

Pre-mod is now removed. But this is how it works. It is very simple.

You are not banned and never have been. But if you bandy childish digs at us we will put you on the naughty step - and monitor for a wee while.

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What's all this? Welcome to The Register's News Bytes

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Keeping paid articles on the top of the page?

Expert troll there.

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You have got this back to front...

The breaking shorter version is published first. A longer article may be published later. This does not mean duplicated content.

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Just how close are Obama and Google? You won’t believe the answer

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Re: Nice click bait headline

Of course we are copying Mashable, who wouldn't ...

Or maybe it is our very own ironic take on such matters.

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Sexism isn't getting better in Silicon Valley, it's getting worse

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Feminazis? FFS

Those feminazis sure do get everywhere, putting our boys down, angling for those top jobs and never mind those poor. fragile males they boot as they climb the corporate ladder.

What a depressing comment thread, you kicked off, BahBoh. First post/ first troll.

And to those who cry "clickbait", "politically correct", "goodbye El Reg" I have this to say:

What fucking planet do you live on. Grow up.

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Google-backed British startup ‘stole our code’, says US marketing firm

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Re: Woah there

You are bending the definition of clickbait, ratfox.

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WANdisco boss: 'We're seeing a humongous movement to the cloud'

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So you are accusing Chris Mellor of taking a bribe...Teebie

ODFO.

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Cisco's gone soft: Networking giant tries to wean IT bods off boxes

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Re: Oh, look!

Let the marketers have their day. Cisco is separating software / management from the underlying hardware. That's a big thing, no?

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BOFH: This laptop has ceased to be. And it's pub o'clock soon

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Re: This BOFH article crashes the Register's Windows 10 app

thanks for the heads-up, Peter. We are no longer supporting this Windows app.

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Become an Andre Previn in your time: DevOps for star conductors

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Re: Its PREVIN, Andre PREVIN who is the Conductor.

Yes, we are s.pam ....

Maybe a bit obscure now, but this a reference to the classic Morecambe and Wise Andrew Previn sketch.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=R7GeKLE0x3s

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HP Inc Elite X3: Windows 10 phablet for enterprise-y types

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Re: Thick!

OK smarty pants... story updated!

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Easter Islanders didn't commit 'ecocide' after all, says archaeologist

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Re: Re: Orlowski can't even get basic facts correct

Diamond has a very large field. He is, in the jargon, a neo-environmental determinist and hiis books are as much about human geography as anthropology.

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Re: Incorrect book, and deeper evidence

Slip of the brain concerning book, now corrected, Bumpy Cat.

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Loved one just died? Pah, that's nothing

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Friday is Bootnotes day

Basic and chimp-like and missing the point by a country mile.

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All-American Apple challenges US gov call for iOS 'backdoor'

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Re: Analysis?

With breaking stories there is always tension between timeliness and analysis. It is common in such cases to do the story "straight" - and then loop back later with analysis - as we have done here:

http://www.theregister.co.uk/2016/02/17/why_tim_cook_is_wrong_a_privacy_advocates_view/

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Toshiba denies it will exit the PC market

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Re: Re: If not Tosh laptops then who's?

There is always Acer...but will there always be an Acer?

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What took you so long, Twitter? Micro blogging site takes on the trolls

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Re: Re: The doxxing, death threats and rape threats was other people

The reference to the bank note case is in the same fricking sentence as the reference to Gamergate. You are the only person so far to refer to this case- unlike Gamergate.

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Re: Re: #RIPTwitter

Some weird logic leaps going on there.

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Re: Re: #RIPTwitter

Re the side note. What are you on about? We have mentioned Gamergate in 9 articles in total- two this year.

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The doxxing, death threats and rape threats was other people

Bizarre mischaracterisation of gamergate, Anonymous Coward.

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What's it like to work for a genius and Olympic archer who's mates with Richard Branson?

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My Titanium implant is on my bookshelf...

Metal rod inserted through the marrow of my broken shin bone. When bone healed, it was removed ibu surgeion who asked if I wanted to keep it as a memento. It is still mementing.

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Did you know ... Stephen Fry has founded a tech startup?

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No-one has made fun of depression here.

How on earth did you come to that conclusion?

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IBM buys two digital ad agencies in a week

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Re: If you buy it for an undisclosed sum....

Yes.

In the jargon, if the acquisition is not considered material to earnings and the company is privately owned the buyer is not required to disclose the acquisition price. By extension, it does not need to disclose the writedown.

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Fsck Cloudflair

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We are on medium settings

Julian - sorry that this is not working for you - but see Marco's answer above. Cloudflare helps us to mitigate ddos attacks and it reduces latency and very affordable prices. More than 1 million websites use Cloudflare - so this is going to be a problem for you whatever we do.

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Sorry slacktivists: The Man is shredding your robo responses

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Re: Re: Nice censoring your doing andrew

A quick look at moderation history by me. Accusing public figures of lying / dissembling will always prick up the moderators' ears.

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Re: Nice censoring your doing andrew

Rejected comments do not equal censorship and never have. Go make that noise somewhere else.

On this specific bit of paranoia - One comment in this thread - someone being rude to another commenter - has been rejected, by me - at The Register since 1997.

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T-Mobile USA’s BingeOn is a smash hit. So what now?

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But T-Mobile is not a monopoly in US...

And has no chance of becoming one. Ever.

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You've seen things people wouldn't believe – so tell us your programming horrors

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Re: SWAP SWAP is a great solution

So - anonymous coward. The last sentence was unnecessary. Be civil.

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Google UK coughs up £130m back taxes. Is it enough?

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Re: £130 million

miaow - the sub-head of course does not mention the 10 years so is even less helpful than you think.

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Re: Oh Register, how far hast thou fallen

Let's parse this, Ilmarinen, shall we?

Tax avoidance is legal and is to be encouraged because governments are parasites. Readers who express outrage at tax avoidance are by inference stupid. Yes, where have the bright ones gone...

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Facebook Messenger: All your numbers are belong to us

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Reach around is worse.

Yes I have heard someone say that.

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How to save Wikipedia: Start paying editors ... or write for machines

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Re: Re: Off the tracks

That is so far off-beam, Stephen. that I don't know where to begin - so I won't, except to say that Andrew has been a prominent writer at The Register for 15 years, all the time that you have been reading us.

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@jobardu: You are inferring a helluva lot from one sentence in this article.

That is all.

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