Re: Please stop reading their mailing list
You are asking us to stop being tech journalists. What a peculiar request.
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You are asking us to stop being tech journalists. What a peculiar request.
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 I recognise that this is looks broken but If all the comments are withdrawn and the account is preserved then what would the circumstances that a reader would come across an individual account history?
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.
Expert troll there.
The breaking shorter version is published first. A longer article may be published later. This does not mean duplicated content.
Of course we are copying Mashable, who wouldn't ...
Or maybe it is our very own ironic take on such matters.
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.
You are bending the definition of clickbait, ratfox.
Let the marketers have their day. Cisco is separating software / management from the underlying hardware. That's a big thing, no?
thanks for the heads-up, Peter. We are no longer supporting this Windows app.
OK smarty pants... story updated!
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.
Slip of the brain concerning book, now corrected, Bumpy Cat.
Basic and chimp-like and missing the point by a country mile.
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:
There is always Acer...but will there always be an Acer?
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.
Some weird logic leaps going on there.
Re the side note. What are you on about? We have mentioned Gamergate in 9 articles in total- two this year.
Bizarre mischaracterisation of gamergate, Anonymous Coward.
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.
How on earth did you come to that conclusion?
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.
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.
A quick look at moderation history by me. Accusing public figures of lying / dissembling will always prick up the moderators' ears.
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.
And has no chance of becoming one. Ever.
So - anonymous coward. The last sentence was unnecessary. Be civil.
miaow - the sub-head of course does not mention the 10 years so is even less helpful than you think.
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...
DaveDaveDave - be civil, thank-you.
On the anti-semitic propaganda accusation - I can detect no proxy here for "Jews control the Federal Reserve / world financial system" madness.
You have done your fellow commentard a disservice - to the point of trolling.
The British, Conservative, government is driving this. It needs tax revenues to pay its bills + drive down the deficit. Google, Apple et al are obvious targets.
There is no confusion here - Google has chunky margins on huge revenues. Transfer pricing would be the only way that the company is not making big profits in the UK.
What problem? this is quibbling over semantics.
Companies charge VAT on their products and services and they pay VAT for the products and services they buy. When there is a surplus - and in Amazon's case this will be vast - they pay the difference to the relevant authority.
The change of VAT rules could mean that retail customers end up paying a bit more for their geegaws. But enough to suppress demand? Amazon would be unaffected in such a scenario - or more likely would as it is so dominant in Europe that benefit at the expense of weaker competitors.
Corporate tax is the now big battleground. I don't see Amazon ever paying much here - it will just build some more data centres, or buy some more businesses, or invest in warehouse robots. All good things, of course.
Yes I have heard someone say that.
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.
That is all.
I have been here since 1997.
I agree with you jzl.
Tim Worstall is a freelancer who writes for many publications. Freelancers come and go and sometimes come back again.
IIRC TIm wrote one column a week for The Register for a couple of years - and then two columns a week for a year or so. He has also written the very occasional feature. He has a distinctive tone and ha a fan base here, but... all told he has written 290 articles for The Register over three or four years. We publish more than 13000 articles a year.
Drew - BTW - "always been left-leaning" - I wonder how many readers agree
We have had a science channel on The Register since 2003.
This is seriously off-topic, anonymous coward...,
This is seriously off-topic, Anonymous Coward.
Ars Technica? Yes, Dan 55 if PCar dislikes this article, he's gonna hate the climate coverage on Ars.
We have republished articles by third parties since almost since we started publishing daily. The percentage used to be much, much higher. So what it comes down to is this: you don't like the article. Tough.
Good luck with finding that tech site.
Joe Fay knows a lot more about Ireland and Irish politics than you know about Joe Fay.
@Tezfair This same point is made in various ways throughout this thread. It is simply a way of justifying the status quo. Middle class, middle aged men - and I am one - are perhaps incorriglble but psychological and social barriers are at play here. And the best way to dismantle these barriers is to start with children
Let's imagine that Oracle did indeed do this. look at VW and Dieselgate - everyone gets caught in the end. And then gets their name dragged through the mud and then fined and then sued.
Oracle may be many things but to deliberately sabotage one of its own products? That is getting deep into conspiracy theory.
P.S. The Register uses MySQL but we are thinking about moving to MariaDB
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