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Man oh man,

You are such an inflamed asshole. The putrid rot from your friggin' limey teeth must get into your brain to make you say such stupid things such as " but hey, there's a big trailer trash hoedown in the Mid West this week, so choice has been limited".

My grandma can come up with better insults than that. You guys obviously don't check your cultural facts before shooting of your idiotic fetid teeth laden mouths about things. FYI, the southern U.S. has the most infamous trailer park trash hoe-downs in the country... Arkansas, Alabama, West Virginia, to name a few, are prime trailer trash territory and as such, victims of our cultures considerate ability to make fun of and shame a significant portion of our population. (Though, Pennsylvania does have its share...) Your reporter's ignorance is again highlighted by your egregious lack of enthusiasm for the facts.

Keep up the good work.


Tulip sues Dell over alleged $17bn patent infringement

That is the most preposterous suet I have heard of for quite some time considering my ten year old computer is an AT type computer. Maybe Tulip should go out and try to patent the wheel, but they can't do that since someone else a patent on the wheel. At least they have the common sense and decency of not trying to extort royalties on a patent that never should have been granted.

Jay Namon

[This is great]

Just wanted to say, I don't know what your site is about, I don't know much about The Register. But the flame section really caught my eye.

It kicks... The flames you guys get just plain rule. (In a good way, not saying you should get flamed, but I think its funny how many people hate people more successful then them).

P.S. Also saw something on the Redneck Americans... it sorta pissed me off, it don't matter though... You dirty brits piss me off anywayz... I think that's partially why I want to move to the U.K.?

Love The Register. You guys are as suspicious and cynical of everything as I am.

Congrats on your hate mail. But please stop clubbing with the baby seals. They can't dance and keep drinking these weird herring and vodka things.

Yours in Microsoft hating, Intel bashing, pro-Macintosh (not necessarily Apple), sneering at the PC world, baby seal clubbing, etc.

Shane Looker

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Disclosure - I'm an AMD investor.

Over the past several months, I've read your stuff and observed a rather intense bias towards Intel products, and therefore against AMD's products. One reason I know that you're biased is because I'm objective enough to notice that some of the other Reg writers have an AMD bias. Everyone has their biases, so I've taken it in stride up til now.

However, your "1.7GHz Athlon - too hot to trot?" article has crossed some lines. In this article, you have gone from being biased to being either ignorant or deceptive.

The following facts contradict your assertions, and are easily confirmable:

* 1.5GHz (not to mention 1.7GHz) Athlons will NOT be produced using the current TBird core.
* The Palomino core is planned for ~Q1, and features significant improvements on power consumption - THERE WILL BE A MOBILE VERSION!
* Athlons and Durons are not clock locked!
* AMD processors have had significantly more headroom than the P3 since the introduction of the Athlon. One does not need to rely on rumours (as you suggest) to confirm this, since there are many web sites dedicated to overclocking. This is further evidenced by the 1.13GHz recall, which was pushed too high (the failure that caused the recall is typical of CPUs that are overclocked too far, and the same core stepping is still used for 1.0GHz P3s). It is true that K6-X and older AMD processors had less headroom.
* Your comment "Above that, any extra power thrown at the processor is simply converted into heat rather than producing any useful work." conveys some serious misunderstandings. I suggest you check your source on this, as I doubt they know what they're talking about, or perhaps they are trying to mislead you (eg. sell the P4). The comment is probably alluding to P3 memory bandwidth, and is only true for a tiny minority of applications. In any case, the issue has nothing to do with the issues of your story.

Since your title is "Hardware Editor", and you have generally accurate knowledge of Intel's workings and technical issues, I am inclined to believe that you must have known some of the facts I have mentioned. If your level of ignorance about AMD's products is so high that all these facts are news to you, then you have no business writing such an article. From your other articles, it seems like you spend a fair bit of time poring over various roadmaps. How did you get this one so wrong? Are you that lazy, or are you an Intel investor trying to bolster your net worth? (I haven't noticed the Reg disclaimer about not owning shares being written about recently).

I await your reply.

Ryan Zindler

Yahoo! Nazi tech expert backtracks

"The truth of it is that a balance needs to be struck between freedom of information and the rights of all nationalities not to have others' views imposed upon them."

Having others views thrust upon them? Who's having anything thrust upon them? Last I checked, my web browser didn't grab me by the collar and drag me over to yahoo.com!

Nobody is forcing French citizens offended by Nazi memorabilia to visit the Yahoo auction site and view the material in question. The only people imposing anything on anyone are the French courts.

And congratulations. Normally on the net ringing up Hitler and the Nazis is all that's necessary to declare a discussion dead. You've had to go beyond that, and find something even more objectionable. Child porn.

This has nothing to do with child porn. The objection to child porn is that it can't be created without child abuse. That is why it's illegal in so many countries, not because people are alarmed by a pattern of light and shade. There's absolutely no parallel here. Oh, if you were talking about lampshades made of Auschwitz victims or Swiss coins made from genuine holocaust dental fillings, maybe you'd have something, but a cow doesn't cae if its skin is made into an SS officer's jacket or a British bomber jacket. No, that argument would be better aimed at Nike or Reebok than Yahoo.

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