* Posts by Drewc

1425 posts • joined 26 Nov 2009


Computer Misuse Act charge against British judge thrown out

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Re: Re: Try again

Of course you can talk about this - but we are responsible for what is published here. And where UK court cases and judges are involved we will always err on side of discretion.

Don't read this, Oracle... It's the rise of the open-source data strategies

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Not puff piece. Not employer

I struggle to see how you draw these conclusions.

As it says at the bottom of the article, Matt is head of ecosystem at Adobe. He left Mongo DB in 2014.

Pentagon in uproar: 'China's lasers' make US pilots shake in Djibouti

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Re: Not biting the hand that feeds it?

You think the Americans are making this up?

Who, me? - Search

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Re: Who, me? - Search

Try this - http://www.theregister.co.uk/Tag/who-me

Here's another headline where NASA is dragged through the mud for cheap Mars wise cracks

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And you, sir, are an ignoramus, unlike the author who has a good degree in astrophysics.

New Forum Wishlist - but read roadmap first

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Re: Re: Something's changed again, hasn't it?

Icons have never gone away and certainly are displaying on desktop.

Unsure about mobile view - i don't think the functionality to add an icon was there, ever. I have no recollection if the visibility of icons via m.thereg was ever a thing. Will double-check but we will want to ensure same functionality as we gradually switch to full-responsive.

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Re: Something's changed again, hasn't it?

So, we are trying the new view because although lots of people click link on forums home page, hardly anyone read the user posts and even fewer were posting.

Europe dumps 300,000 UK-owned .EU domains into the Brexit bin

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Re: So what happens to our ten year old business on which we depend?

If you have a French address all you have to do is to transfer your registration to an EU domiciled registrar - https://eurid.eu/en/my-eu/#nav_transfer

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Re: I'm an European citizen and I hate Brexit and its perpetrators, ...

OK, Martin-73 but stop the ad-homs.

Maplin shutdown sale prices still HIGHER than rivals

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So you think that we should compare Maplin's store-shutting fire-sale prices only with bricks and mortar retailers? This does not strike me as realistic.

Uber's disturbing fatal self-driving car crash, a new common sense challenge for AI, and Facebook's evil algorithms

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There is no attempt in this article to apportion blame to the pedestrian.

Guccifer 2.0 outed, Kaspersky slammed, Oz radio hacker in the slammer, and more

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Re: You guys never give up

Are you reading the same article as me? There is no name-calling and as far as I can see, no party politicking either.

El Reg deep dive: Everything you need to know about UK.gov's pr0n block

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...satisfied all your needs

Glad to be of service, anonymous coward.

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

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Re: Re: Oh how El Reg is fallen

Citation please.

The immediate counter-argument is blind auditions for orchestras. Evidently, this eliminates gender bias: https://www.theguardian.com/women-in-leadership/2013/oct/14/blind-auditions-orchestras-gender-bias.

Also in white collar jobs, blind screening aims to eliminate all selection biases, including age and education. So it means that older (probably more expensive) men who went to less prestigious universities or who did not attend university at all are not eliminated at the first hurdle.

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Comparison with apartheid?

Ludicrous, hyperbolic, wrong.

Nest reveals the first truly connected home

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Re: Money for old rope...

Be civil, Karam.

'Repeal hate crime laws for free speech' petition passes 14k signatures

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Re: Free speech is absolute

Free speech is not absolute and has never been, anywhere, even in the USA - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/United_States_free_speech_exceptions/

Google to 'forget me' man: Have you forgotten what you said earlier?

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Re: Re: "It was legal to kill Jews in WWII Germany. Does not make it right."

Britain was a prime driver and major beneficiary of the Atlantic slave trade. Calling it, or any actor in this trade, a "good guy" demonstrates a decidedly partial representation of history


After repeated warnings Facebook bans Britain First for 'inciting hatred'

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Snowflake, much?

Laura Southern is an odious provocateur, who engineers shit like this: "On February 24, Southern was photographed outside Five Guys restaurant in Luton town centre alongside two other activists, displaying posters which stated “Allah is a Gay God” superimposed against a rainbow pattern."


I'm sure she was delighted by all the attention. Good for ratings.

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This post is a collection of alt-right dog whistles.

The only wonder is that Facebook took so long to shut down their account. Britain First's founders are fascist thugs who are in jail for harassing innocent people and their families, who they wrongly suspected of rape. Their violence endangered the lives of others. Their hate speech encourages others to violence.

BTW Your call to exterminate minorities (but fudging this by conflating with rapists and paedophiles) is grotesque. There is nothing moderate or compassionate about Laura Southern, who is a Katie Hopkins troll but more dangerous, Jihadis who return to the UK are not welcomed with open arms. And If the "majority is being forcefully silenced", how were they allowed a vote on Brexit, and to vote in favour of leaving. Where were the liberals?

Ex-GCHQ boss: All the ways to go after Russia. Why pick cyberwar?

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Re: Re: No proof it was Putin in the first place ...

Top trolling there.

IBM thinks Notes and Domino can rise again

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Re: It wouldn't be a bad idea to get the current version working first

Come on, out with it. What do you really think?

Man who gave interviews about his crimes asks court to delete Google results

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It doesn't actually confirm your suspicion as it is contempt of court to name anyone.

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Journalism is in the details.

Britain ignores booze guidelines – heads for the pub

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Re: Something smelling fishy at The Register

So you don't like the premise of the article, therefore we are in the pay of the alcohol industry? What's your agenda, Anonymous Coward?

Knock, knock. Whois there? Get ready for anonymized email addresses after domain privacy shake-up

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Re: If you want to be anonymous, stay on the dark web.

Or you could post anonymously here.

Nutanix shrugs off loss, rivals, buys another firm

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And your point is?

This figure and comparison shows the Nutanix sales pipeline is growing.

Twitter cries for help to solve existential crisis of whether it's Good

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On what planet are heterosexual white males the victims?

Hate speech is not free speech, Paul 135 . It is a tool to oppress others.

Being civil to others, regardless of race, class, gender, sexuality, religion, age - and fear about your own circumstances - is a sign of moral strength, not of weakness.

And those ultra-right snowflakes who want the freedom to oppress others? It is never a bad thing to refresh our memory of Popper's Paradox of tolerance.

Dr Jordan Peterson takes centre stage in the culture wars

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Re: Dr Jordan Peterson takes centre stage in the culture wars

What has this got to do with anything?

Paging all Microsoft System Center users: Your treadmill is here

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Re: № 5, № 9, Coco or Gabrielle?

Very good. Fixed.

Assange fails to make skipped bail arrest warrant vanish

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Re: A Flagrant Rotten Denial of Justice and a Blot in the UKGBNI Landscape

Crackpot conspiracy theory by you, The People. And accusing your fellow commentards of being some kind of Russian Twitter-bot is, frankly, disrepectful.

Barratt Homes Ad

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Re: Barratt Homes Ad

Thanks for the feedback. That is definitely third-party served by Google - this means that there won't be anything for us to check.

Also the ad is possibly retargeted, which means that a cookie picked up from another site may follow you around the web.

However, ads sometimes misbehave - if you see it again on our site please take a screenshot and send to ads@theregister.co.uk and our ads ops team will investigate further.

£60m, five years late... Tag criminal tagging as a 'catastrophic waste' of taxpayers' cash

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thanks for the catch.

Our article is based on the report of the commons public account committee, which was published yesterday... that said, the opening par was a slip of the brain and we have updated the article and added link to PAC report.

RIP Ursula K Le Guin: The wizard of Earthsea

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Re: probably best known for the thoughtful 1972 "anarcho-utopian" tale The Dispossessed

Wrinkle in Time was by Madeleine L'Engle.

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

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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.

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.

GIMPS crack whip on plucky processor to find largest prime number

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Well, maddddog, that changes everything.

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.

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.

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....

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.

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.

Ye Bug List

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


Look out, Pepe: Martha Lane Fox has a plan

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Some logic leaps going on there.

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

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Re: It's "Süddeutsche".

Updated, thanks.

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?

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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