Feeds

Readers' Letters We have little peckers

And we live on a third world island

  • alert
  • submit to reddit

Security for virtualized datacentres

Our readers' fertile minds have clearly benefitted from a couple of weeks of turkey and stuffing. We have a fine selection of letters to celebrate the new millennium.

First up is an anonymous and well-reasoned assault on the Reg:

You guys wouldn't know how to report unbiased news if your little 3rd world Island depended on it. Thank God for America ... or you wouldn't know what to do with your little peckers!

Sounds like you need to get a grip on yourself mate. Mind you, you probably do that a couple of times a day as it is, if you catch my drift.

It's not just our content that's gets some people's backs up, it our mother tongue itself:

Hi
I've just read your article Pentium 4 high risk strategy for Intel. I like the article, however, it's annoying that you're using such an amount of specific phrases, like: "...have been super soaraway successes making a lorra lolly for Santa Clara".

You have an international audience, and your article is being refered to by some of the leading hardware sites in other countries. Phrases like these are quite hard to understand, if your mother tongue isn't English. To put it short: We Don't Get It.

Now you can say "who cares, it isn't called www.theregister.co.UK for nothing". And that's probably true. However, now you know.

Kind Regards,

"the-dumb-ass-dane"

Ok, we'll say it: who cares and we aren't called www.theregister.co.UK for nothing. Gawd bless yer, luv. BTW Lorra Lolly means lots of money (Lorra is originates from the way people from Liverpool say lots of and lolly is an English idiom for money)

And there's plenty more where that came from as you can see here.

The Best of the Rest

Dell, P4s and then some
The pick of Mike Magee's bulging mailbag.

Microsoft in state of watchfulness
Hacking proves it apparently.

Tandy canned
The sad demise of an electronics legend.

Harry Potter: Cybersquatter
A reader writes...

Where's my flying car?
We want the future we were promised right now

Beginner's guide to SSL certificates

More from The Register

next story
Boffins who stare at goats: I do believe they’re SHRINKING
Alpine chamois being squashed by global warming
Facebook's Zuckerberg in EBOLA VIRUS FIGHT: Billionaire battles bug
US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention contacted as site supremo coughs up
Space exploration is just so lame. NEW APPS are mankind's future
We feel obliged to point out the headline statement is total, utter cobblers
Down-under record: Australian gets $140k for pussy
'Tiffany' closes deal - 'it's more common to offer your wife', says agent
Internet finally ready to replace answering machine cassette tape
It's a simple message and I'm leaving out the whistles and bells
FedEx helps deliver THOUSANDS of spam messages DIRECT to its Blighty customers
Don't worry Wilson, I'll do all the paddling. You just hang on
The iPAD launch BEFORE it happened: SPECULATIVE GUFF ahead of actual event
Nerve-shattering run-up to the pre-planned known event
Win a year’s supply of chocolate (no tech knowledge required)
Over £200 worth of the good stuff up for grabs
STONER SHEEP get the MUNCHIES after feasting on £4k worth of cannabis plants
Baaaaaa! Fanny's Farm's woolly flock is high, maaaaaan
Adorkable overshare of words like photobomb in this year's dictionaries
And hipsters are finally defined as self-loathing. Sort of
prev story

Whitepapers

Cloud and hybrid-cloud data protection for VMware
Learn how quick and easy it is to configure backups and perform restores for VMware environments.
A strategic approach to identity relationship management
ForgeRock commissioned Forrester to evaluate companies’ IAM practices and requirements when it comes to customer-facing scenarios versus employee-facing ones.
High Performance for All
While HPC is not new, it has traditionally been seen as a specialist area – is it now geared up to meet more mainstream requirements?
Three 1TB solid state scorchers up for grabs
Big SSDs can be expensive but think big and think free because you could be the lucky winner of one of three 1TB Samsung SSD 840 EVO drives that we’re giving away worth over £300 apiece.
Security for virtualized datacentres
Legacy security solutions are inefficient due to the architectural differences between physical and virtual environments.