Re: no reg req'd?
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85 posts • joined 23 Feb 2007
We haven't gone beyond the "wouldn't it be nice to have mobile version for reading comments". This is something we will address in the New Year.
However, an acceptable UI for posting comments on the mobile version sounds a lot harder - we are inclined to keep things as they are. But by all means, point us to mobile rev /comments posting UIs that work for you.
Relax guys: We won't force Reg Mobile down your phone throats. We envisage something much more limited - a link to the mobile version when it looks like you're on a mobile.
All our mobile pages have a link back to the full-fat version - so unlike the other sites that some of you mention, there is no difficulty on this score.
Although you don't care about the US tech job market, 1.8 million Reg readers may differ (that's how many US readers visit our site each month).
Anyways: We are increasing our coverage of tech jobs on both side of the Atlantic. And I am sure we will get some UK regional breakdowns soon enough. In the meantime here are some UK tech job articles we have published this month.
Unfortunately, not all our stories can be relevant to all our readers all the time - incidentally, more than two-thirds of our readers come from outside the UK.
But I take issue with the lack of relevance about kit, especially about consumer products stories and reviews. All of our reviews are for products that are available in the UK. All of the prices for those reviews are UK prices first.
Correct me if I am wrong, but you seem to be putting forward the "oxygen of publicity" argument. We do not subscribe to this point of view. How could we?
The Register is an IT news site and this is an interesting IT news story, covered elsewhere, I see. I am sure more IT security sites will be joining in as the day goes on.
Umm... SIIA trumpets this initiative as a success. It isn't. It calls its informants "whistleblowers", making them sound like are doing this for the public interest. They aren't. Revenge and pocket money are the main motivators, as any anti-piracy organisation will tell you.
Should companies cheat on their software licences? No, they shouldn't. Should companies look for cheaper or free open-source alternatives? If it makes business sense, then they would be fool not to.
Should people piggyback on copyleft and FOSS principles to claim unauthorised downloading of music or movies or software, as their birthright? Freeloading may be a rational activity, especially as the chances of being caught are remote. But elevating it into an "freetard" ideology is a different matter. Here we part company.
The system is bust, the traditional copyright owners expect too much money, and deploy legal thugs to try to scare away freeloaders. We report and decry their excesses.
However, we support the concept of copyright and of fair compensation for artists and software companies, who choose to charge for their work. What is "fair" compensation"? What business model(s) work? Can producers and consumers forge a new compact that satisfies most, if not all of us.
We don't know the answers, but we want to find out.
Fence sitting? I don't think so.
"If there's not enough evidence to charge you, you'll be released on police bail. You don't have to pay to be released on police bail, but you'll have to return to the station for further questioning when asked."
I am extinguishing a nasty little flame war brewing over Arthur C. Clarke's supposed sexual proclivities.
This was the outcome of an investigation prompted by a Sunday Mirror article in 1998.
We will not publish anything that suggests otherwise.
May I remind you that under UK libel law, we are responsible for everything YOU write in comments.
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