* Posts by dnbattley

8 posts • joined 19 Nov 2015

Will Asimov fix my doorbell? There should be a law about this


Re: You are confusing EU with Europe

Isn't it ironic that Kristallnacht, ghettos, and gas chambers are all etymologically or factually European in origin?

Boris Brexit bluff binds .eu domains to time-bending itinerary


The EU is the bureaucratic equivalent of Apple: not all decisions need to make commercial or logical sense, but all must conform to an underlying "walled garden" mentality.

When customers see red, sometimes the obvious solution will only fan the flames


"a word it doesn't recognise" softens the blow further...

You wanna be an alpha... tester of The Register's redesign? Step this way


Constructive criticism - less feeding click bait please

The new site itself looks fine and appears to load swiftly - I only tested on desktop, but assume basic testing on Android phone browsers has already happened.

However, the new site (as currently laid out) appears to fall into the sadly in-vogue trap of assuming I only want to read your most click-bait-y headlines, with a "most read" section that already dwarfs the more traditional date-ordered news headlines. This is (IMHO) a flawed assumption on a predominantly news-based website, where I will typically want to browse, in order of oldest (i.e. picking up where I last updated myself) to newest, all those newsworthy items that are of interest to me - and to clarify my interests here I have no interest in jumping on the FOMO bandwagon that causes me to worry that I might be ignorant about something that the other kids are talking about in the playground tomorrow. At time of writing there are 14 (excluding the repetition of the "Elders of the Internet" article) stories in the upper, chronological, section - even assuming none of those are "priority" news that has jumped the queue it is highly likely on an average day that I will miss content unless I visit the site every few hours (which is not my usual m.o.). This will significantly reduce the site value to me.

UK drops in World Press Freedom Index following surveillance and anti-espionage threats


Re: If you go back to 2009...

Exactly! Nah, gerroff...!

Milk IN the teapot: Innovation or abomination?


Re: Heathen!

You find something wwwisable?

OnePlus X: Dinky little Android smartie with one or two minuses


Seems like good option, until you consider the alternatives

Like Wileyfox...

Microsoft working hard to unify its code base, all the way down to the IoT


Strange setup instructions

"2. Type and press ENTER"

"3. Type and Setup and press ENTER"

What sort of OS uses broken English like this?


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