Re: Virtual reality
And using those weird carts with monitors on top that roll around offices to enhance their presence in the office.
320 posts • joined 5 May 2013
Oh c'mon, we're not allowed to have a bit of fun with the headline? Here's how my brain worked on this one. I learned about the fact Sapho was doing its thing for Domino, which just isn't news. But the fact a company still thinks there's an opportunity to be had targeting Domino was news, so I found a fun way to present it.
That's not attitude. It's a gentle and amusing way of introducing the story.
Oh and I despise the Daily Mail.
IMHO telling the story with images and sound makes it more interesting. Reg writers get the opportunity to see some cool stuff. I think (hope?) it serves readers well to share those experiences in the most visceral way we can muster.
Second, we like to play with new storytelling ideas and techniques. And it's probably important we do so to keep the team and site evolving.
A few of things to address here.
The Reg is not targeting Xen. But when we see nasty bugs in anything we think readers are likely to use, we report them. When a stream of nasty bugs appears in the same code, we report the ongoing issues. Look at our reporting on Google Cloud outages.
I missed the comments about the media because I based this report on George Dunlap's blog post and posts to xen-devel in recent days. I glanced at the Jan 5 thread that contains the comments about media, but realised this month's thread was more recent and therefore directed readers to it.
If Xen thinks we're going overboard with our coverage of its bugs, the folks there know where to find us. Indeed, George Dunlap has posted here a few times on this story alone!
On the charge of clickbait, I've never seen a project, commercial or open source, make a suggestion like this. That makes it newsworthy. And believe me there's about a zillion ways to headline this story to make it really scary and negative. I can imagine others going with "Amazon's core open source cloud engine wants to hide security problems". THAT's clickbait. IMHO this story quite soberly reports the blog post, quotes liberally from it, shows readers where they can learn more, tries to tell a story about the debate
Spot on Mr B - the many Australians without broadband are waiting and waiting. If you have rubbish broadband, I imagine the argument about which carriage medium is largely moot. I've written before that speed of rollout is what really matters. Once the nation has a better baseline, then we can see what services make a difference and if they need gigabit services.
FWIW I have had three telstra copper problems in the last three years in my 100-year old inner city suburb with postmaster general signs on some pits. On each occasion my ADSL drops from its usual 15Mbps to about 4. My ISP makes me test my router with a different filter and then asks if I have a spare router (as if) and then warns that if I've called it in wrong I'll have to pay $400 to telstra for their call-out fee.
In each case it takes telstra about an hour to locate and repair the fault. The copper on my street or into my home hasn't been touched. And I've never seen the copper dug up or out.
FWIW I joined when I got my first job in journalism 20-odd years ago. Sent in a cheque for a week's wages. Huge sum of money to me at the time.
And then I heard nothing. For 6 months. Until a new bill for another week's wages arrived.
I asked why I was being asked to pay again when I never heard back on my membership application. I was told told that there was no way to pay half a year's fees and that the membership card printing machine was broken and had been for six months.
I do hope the MEAA has improved since.
Speaking as a resident of the Commonwealth who came to the UK, nourished your hospitality and travel sectors lavishly, paid taxes for a bit, then buggered off to where the weather is better with lots of lovely pounds in hand, I can say the Commonwealth is 100% behind Britain. If it gives us some nice trading concessions to make up for the ones it can't get from Europe any more. Also, if you would revert to being rubbish at cricket that would make us better-disposed towards you.
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