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We had a fair few emails concerning the different layout of the letters page last week. Most liked it. A few told us they were scroll animals. Some asked for alterations.

So, this is the deal. The basic click-through for letters on individual stories stays. We like it more and you, as a rule, prefer it. So sorry to those that go for the scroll. And yes, we will remove the "new window" option for each story - which quite a few of you (and ourselves when we tried it) found annoying.

So what do we have this week? Plenty. Mike has hundreds of chip freaks shouting at him, Andrew and myself were overrun with pedants and fools (usual week really), and Linda sparked some Antipodean fury.

If reading anything on The Reg has caused a couple of neurons to bump together and you've come with an opinion, click here before it fades.

I wanna be - Sledgehammer
Mike swore blind that AMD's Sledgehammer was coming out this year (bloke in the know told him). As he told your Letters Ed in the pub the next day: "I couldn't bloody believe it, I woke up and my email was crammed with people saying 'Mike, you're wrong, Mike, you're wrong'."

Is the BT DoSer a tosser?
There's no doubt that he did it. He took down BT's main Web sites and he did because of the lazy giant's crap service. Far from being angry, most people ask us to shake him by the hand. This is a continuation of the letters from last week + the response from people when we located the program he had used to do it.

Pedants of the world unite
What is wrong with some people? Now we realise that many of the daft emails we receive are from people who have panicked, typed an email and sent it before realising the enormous error. They're good people, really. But, pedants! You must learn that no one listens to you.

Yee-haw, Yankee gets a-fiesty
It is a constant source of mirth this side of the Atlantic when, in Hollywood movies, everyone gathers together in a big weepy moment as the Star-Mangled Banner rings out. You Americans are a proud bunch. Blinkered, yes, but proud none the less.

And the best of the rest
What it says basically. We got responses to the UK's archaic form of government, some poor poor anti-Iraqi jokes, the slagging of a world-famous author and some thought about the usual IT hype. Enjoy. ®

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