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Excel hell messes up ~20 per cent of genetic science papers

Scientific literature often mis-names genes and boffins say Microsoft Excel is partly to blame. “Automatic conversion of gene symbols to dates and floating-point numbers is a problematic feature of Excel software,” wrote Mark Ziemann, Yotam Eren and Assam El-OstaEmai, of the Baker IDI Heart & Diabetes Institute in Australia, …
Simon Sharwood, 25 Aug 2016

O2 sales dip 9% as tight-fisted Brits cling to their old handsets

Sales at O2 UK fell by 8.9 per cent to €3.46bn (£2.91bn) for the first half of the year, as customers opted to hang on to their old handsets rather than upgrade. Sales for the quarter fell even further by 12.3 per cent year-on-year to €1.71bn (£1.4bn). However, Philip Carse, an analyst at Megabuyte, notes that, given the weak …
Kat Hall, 28 Jul 2016

El avión de papel del proyecto PARIS aterriza en un libro de texto

Nos complace informar a nuestros lectores de que nuestra ya legendaria misión PARIS (Paper Aircraft Released Into Space) ha aparecido en un libro de texto en español, en el que de forma amena se cuenta a los niños la extravagante aventura estratosférica de nuestro Playmonauta. El libro en cuestión es "Brújula 5", dirigido a …
Lester Haines, 08 Mar 2016

PARIS paper plane lands in Spanish school textbook

We're delighted to report that our legendary Paper Aircraft Released Into Space (PARIS) mission has appeared in a Spanish language textbook, agreeably exposing young minds to stratospheric Playmonaut tomfoolery. The book in question is Brújula 5 ("Compass 5"), aimed at 3rd year primary school kids in Valencia... The cover of …
Lester Haines, 07 Mar 2016

Wikimedia Foundation bins community-elected trustee

The Wikimedia Foundation has ousted a community-elected board trustee, whose seat now lies empty. At the same time, it has also appointed two hand-picked trustees for two other vacant spots: a former Google executive with a controversial record and a Mountain View CFO. These are just two changes that were announced quietly over …
Andrew Orlowski, 12 Jan 2016

Spain triumphs! Fascist anthem hails Spanish badminton champ

The Badminton World Federation (BWF) evidently needs to update its international anthems CD library after it played the old-school fascist Spanish Royal March to hail Carolina Marín's successful defence of her world women's singles title on Sunday. Marín, who saw off India's Saina Nehwal in the world championship final in …
Lester Haines, 18 Aug 2015

Innocent Spaniards roasted by experimental napalm mead

Pics Regular Reg readers will be aware that our Low Orbit Helium Assisted Navigator (LOHAN) rocket wrangler Paul "Lord Shax" Shackleton, when he's not lighting blue touchpapers, may be found brewing 18 per cent ABV mead or blowing his own head off with 1.5 million Scoville masala omelettes, featuring the awe-inspiring Carolina Reaper …
Lester Haines, 14 Jun 2015

Spanish TV journo leaves subordinates cowering after verbal shoeings

The news editor of Spanish regional television company Castilla-La Mancha Televisión (CLMTV) is herself in the news this week following accusations she persistently abuses her staff with foul-mouthed outbursts. According to recordings obtained by cowering subordinates, Victoria Vigón regularly offers frank off-camera analysis …
Lester Haines, 10 Jun 2015
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LG G4: Be careful while fingering this leather-clad smartie pants

Review Despite some lovely work, LG has been a perennial bridesmaid at the smartphone wedding. LG’s rival giant Samsung has walked off with the only profits being made in the Android business. But this year LG senses a chance to be the bride. LG G4 Android smartphone LG's G4 flagship smartie For 2015, Samsung has made its best …
Andrew Orlowski, 04 Jun 2015
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17 Carnations, The Art of Creative Thinking and Last Night on Earth

Page File El Reg bookworm Mark Diston looks at literature's latest with biographer Andrew Morton's take on our estranged royals' relationship with Adolf and his pals. University lecturer Rod Judkins compiles a book brimming with ideas to boost creativity and Kevin Maher's second novel has an Anglo-Irish, pre-millennium theme combined with …
Mark Diston, 11 Apr 2015
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Hollywood star Robin Williams dies of 'suspected suicide' at 63

Obituary Hollywood actor Robin Williams has died of a suspected suicide at the age of 63. Robin Williams at a BBC talk (sergey brin cropped out)) Robin Williams jumps up on stage for an impromptu riff during technical difficulties in the BBC filming. Photo by Steve Jurvetson, licensed under CC 2.0 The star, whose distinctive …
Team Register, 12 Aug 2014

Jobless mum claims Spanish councillor told her to 'go on the game'

A councillor in the Spanish town of Villarrobledo has probably had his chances of picking up the municipality's "Citizen of the Year" trophy blown after allegations surfaced that he had told a young jobseeking mum to hit the streets in search of cash. This report alleges that 21-year-old Ángeles María Herreros rolled up at …
Lester Haines, 03 Mar 2014

Inquietante testimonio gráfico: Electrosonda orgásmica anal aplicada… ¡a un TORO!

NSFW [Author's note: Since publication of the English-language version of this eye-watering report last week, I've had a few locals moaning that while the snaps were certainly entertaining, they couldn't understand the text. Well, they can stop their whining, because thanks to the translating skills of my old mate and Paper Aircraft …
Lester Haines, 28 Feb 2014

Booze and bacon sarnies: A recipe for immortality?

Earlier this week, a chilling and extremely newsworthy report established a link between fried meat and Alzheimer's disease. "Bacon is particularly problematic," doomwatched the Daily Mail, a noted proponent of the "if it's tasty it'll kill you" school of scientific killjoyery. Neil Cardy's massive bacon sarnie from a cafe on …
Lester Haines, 28 Feb 2014
Her – OS One finds out about Theodore

The perfect fantasy flick for the online Valentine you've never met: Her

Film review Spike Jonze’s movie Her invites us to suspend our disbelief as we acquaint ourselves with the life of Theodore Twombly and the relationship he forms with his computer's operating system. Her – Theodore finds out about OS One Theodore finds out about OS One... During an ordinary day in this near future story, Theodore, …
Bob Dormon, 13 Feb 2014
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Firefox OS starts third-place race against Windows Phone

Mozilla has announced that smartphones running Firefox OS have arrived, with Telefonica-owned Spanish mobile phone operator Movistar promising delivery of the first low-priced phones on Tuesday. The Firefox shop announced on Monday that Alcatel's One Touch Fire handset, along with the ZTE Open, which will be distributed by …
Gavin Clarke, 01 Jul 2013
Everything you'll need to make Bauernfrühstück

Post-pub nosh deathmatch: Bauernfrühstück v bacon sarnie

As long-term Reg readers are aware, it's been scientifically proven that bacon has almost miraculous powers to cure the effects of a night on the sauce. Accordingly, we at the Special Projects Bureau went in search of two world-class sliced pork recipes designed to ameliorate the pain of a severe liver-kicking. Prepare your …
Lester Haines, 03 Aug 2012
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Reg hack bumps into Cockfighter

It's Friday, so we need no excuse to bring you the slightly strange tale of how this hack unexpectedly bumped into Cockfighter in a Spanish petrol station. The cover of the Spanish DVD release of Cockfighter Years back, I wrote a piece about Monte Hellman's 1974 cockfighting flick, which had to be pulled from the Edinburgh …
Lester Haines, 13 Jul 2012
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Post-pub nosh deathmatch: Haggis pakora v huevos rancheros

It's been more than a month on the salads and with our necks in the fruit bowl for the Special Projects Bureau's elite post-pub nosh deathmatch team, following the mealy pudding v migas clash of titans. We reckon our arteries have recovered sufficiently to make another foray into the calorie-packed world of nourishment …
Lester Haines, 06 Jul 2012
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Post-pub nosh deathmatch: Mealy pudding v migas

Following a long winter hibernation burning the fat reserves gained from a generous serving of Dutch delicacy kapsalon, our Special Projects Bureau post-pub nosh team has emerged blinking into the spring sunshine to bring you a further selection of quality international cuisine designed to soak up the excesses of a night on the …
Lester Haines, 18 May 2012
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PARIS soars to Guinness World Record

Fans of our Paper Aircraft Released Into Space (PARIS) mission will doubtless want to join us in raising a glass today to our Vulture 1 aircraft – now officially the holder of the record for the highest launch of a paper plane in the history of aviation. Our PARIS Guinness World Records certificate Yes indeed, PARIS has been …
Lester Haines, 17 Feb 2012
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Mexican narco attempts suitcase jailbreak

A member of Mexico's Sinaloa drug cartel looks likely to be serving at least part of his 20-year jail sentence with his girlfriend, after she unsuccessfully attempted to smuggle him out of chokey in a suitcase. Juan Ramírez Tijerina's squeeze, María del Mar Arjona Rivero, paid him a visit last Saturday at the Centro de …
Lester Haines, 05 Jul 2011
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Berlusconi calls George Clooney to his defence

Silvio Berlusconi has named George Clooney as a defence witness in his forthcoming trial for sleeping with an under-aged prostitute, Reuters reports. The lively Italian PM is accused of bedding 17-year-old Moroccan night-club dancer Karima el Mahroug, aka "Ruby the Heartstealer", at a "bunga bunga" party at his villa near …
Lester Haines, 30 Mar 2011
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The Social Network scoops four Golden Globes

The Social Network was honoured with four Golden Globes yesterday, suggesting the movie may be headed for Oscar glory. The fictional account of the rise of Facebook and its creator, Mark Zuckerberg, took the best drama award, best director for David Fincher, best screenplay for scribe Aaron Sorkin and best musical score. The …
Lester Haines, 17 Jan 2011
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Keira Knightley, Jessica Biel eye Batman

Jessica Biel, Anne Hathaway and Keira Knightley are three of the star thesps in the frame to join Christian Bale in The Dark Knight Rises, the Hollywood Reporter, er, reports. Helmsman Christopher Nolan is looking to fill two meaty female roles in the next Batman outing, one of those being the daughter of villain Ra's Al Ghul …
Lester Haines, 12 Jan 2011
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Sony qicks off Qriocity streaming service

God save us from the branding 'specialists' who came up with "Qriocity", the name Sony has selected for its movie streaming service, which is now live in the UK. Qriocity is, of course, intended to be pronounced 'curiosity', which is a daft enough name for a video-on-demand service even when it's spelled correctly. It's a word …
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PARIS laid bare in intimate snaps

We thought those of you who've been loyally following our "appallingly successful" Paper Aircraft Released Into Space project might enjoy a few behind-the-scenes views of our crack team and local Spanish support operatives as the historic attempt unfolded. For those of you seeking hires copies on Flickr, or video from YouTube, …
Lester Haines, 03 Nov 2010
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PARIS in 89,000 ft climax

The Paper Aircraft Released Into Space team has spent the last three days sipping champagne and analysing data and images following last week's triumphant space plane mission. Here's an quick snap of the launch (.kmz location here), and the same seen from the main payload Kodak Zx1 video camera: The PARIS launch by José …
Lester Haines, 01 Nov 2010
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PARIS nursing mother of all hangovers

The Paper Aircraft Released Into Space team is this morning nursing the mother of all hangovers following yesterday's triumphant conclusion to our audacious space plane mission. For those of you looking for a once-in-a-lifetime moment, try recovering a paper aircraft which has flown from 60,000 feet to a gentle touchdown in …
Lester Haines, 29 Oct 2010
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PARIS launch tomorrow come hell or high water

The Paper Aircraft Released Into Space team would like to apologise to those Reg readers who were hanging round their monitors on Tuesday expecting some form of PARIS launch activity. In the event, a series of technical problems forced a last-minute scrub. Most of these were minor glitches, but rather more seriously, the team' …
Lester Haines, 27 Oct 2010
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Local Spanish press embrace PARIS

Rather agreeably, El Reg's audacious Paper Aircraft Released Into Space project has been honoured with a page in provincial paper El Diario de Avila. The publication got word that we were planning to launch from the Peña Negra, close to Piedrahíta, and swiftly cleared page 32 to give us a bit of coverage. Here's the piece in …
Lester Haines, 20 Oct 2010
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Argentine court overturns ruling on search engines' link liability

An appeals court in Argentina has ruled that search engines are not responsible for the content of sites that they index. The court overturned a lower court's ruling against Google and Yahoo! Argentina. A lower court had found the search firms liable for damaging the 'moral character' of Virginia Da Cunha, a model, singer and …
OUT-LAW.COM, 25 Aug 2010
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Lingerie model ran 'Charlie Angels' drug gang

Argentinian police are hunting a 30-year-old former lingerie model accused of running an all-women cocaine-smuggling gang, Argentina's La Nación reports. Angie Valencia Colombian Angie Sanclemente Valencia was crowned her native land's Queen of Coffee in 2000, but following a relationship with a Mexican drug lord known as " …
Lester Haines, 24 Feb 2010

Nvidia hints at Tegra 2 intro at CES

Nvidia looks set to announce its next-generation Tegra system-on-a-chip at the upcoming Consumer Electronics Show early next year. The chip maker hasn't formally said as much, but its head of investor relations, Michael Mara, last week signposted CES as the venue for a major Tegra-related announcement. This week, the company …
Tony Smith, 16 Dec 2009
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World's oldest mum pops clogs

María del Carmen Bousada de Lara, the Cadiz woman who controversially had twins at 67, has died of cancer aged 70, the Diario de Cádiz reports.* Former shop assistant Bousada de Lara lied about her age to the Los Angles clinic which imposed the legal limit of 55 years for IVF treatment. Following the successful deception, she …
Lester Haines, 15 Jul 2009
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Spanish court in favour of topless celebs

NSFW A Spanish court has ruled that celebrities exposed by the country's jub-hungry tabloid press must accept that they're a legitimate news target for the cameras, whether they happen to be wearing a bikini top or not. According to El Mundo, the Civil Division of the High Court has overturned a 2003 decision in favour of former …
Lester Haines, 24 Jun 2009
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Maradona rubbed from Yahoo! web by Argentinian judge

Following a judge's temporary restraining order, Yahoo! Argentina has blocked all web searches for the country's most famous son: notorious football cheat Diego Maradona. Maradona is known the world over for his, shall we say, sleight of hand in the 1986 World Cup quarterfinal between England and Argentina. And he now manages …
Cade Metz, 13 Nov 2008
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Harvey Keitel to experience Life on Mars

Here's some good news for those of you who like a good British TV series with fewer British people in it and preferably set in the US of A: American viewers will later this week get to enjoy Life on Mars relocated to New York and with Harvey Keitel as "irascible" Lieutenant Gene Hunt. The blurb explains: Where were you in …
Lester Haines, 06 Oct 2008
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Voter-befuddling tricks moving online

CFP 2008 The conundrum in anything to do with voting: the people who write the election laws are the ones who won the election. What motive do they have for changing the status quo? Nearly eight years after the voting fiasco of the 2000 Presidential election, two disturbing US trends were highlighted at last week's Computers, Freedom, …
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Chilean hooker plans 27-hour charity sexathon

A Chilean prostitute has caused a bit of a stir by selling 27 hours of rumpy-pumpy in aid of tomorrow's annual TV Teletón campaign for the country's disabled kids. Maria Carolina, as seen on her website According to the Santiago Times, big-hearted hooker María Carolina (seen right) said: “I will work during the time that the …
Lester Haines, 29 Nov 2007
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Spanish cartoonists fined for royal sex mag cover

The two cartoonists responsible for a July cover of Spanish satirical mag El Jueves, which showed Crown Prince Felipe rogering wife Princess Letizia, have been fined €3,000 each for their trouble, El País reports. The offending sketch had the prince uttering "Do you realise that if you get pregnant... It will be the closest …
Lester Haines, 14 Nov 2007
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Living on the wrong side of the technology tracks

Computers, Freedom and Privacy Simon Davies, executive director of Privacy International, waved his hands in a general blessing before announcing global Big Brother awards for Choicepoint (most invasive company), Stewart Baker (worst public official), the UK (most heinous government), the International Civil Aeronautics Organisation (most appalling project), …

Trend Micro overhauls EMEA channel programme

Trend Micro has shaken up its EMEA channel programme in the hope of simplifying the business and forging better partner relationships in that region. The security software firm, which today announced strong Q1 results, said the newly created Affinity Partner Program should offer increased value for its partners. It aims to …
Kelly Fiveash, 26 Apr 2007
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Trend Micro to create over 100 jobs in Cork

Security firm Trend Micro has announced it is to double the number of staff employed at its EMEA headquarters in Cork. The firm, which provides software, hardware and services to the secure content and threat management solutions sector, is to expand its Cork facility, a move it said will bring the number of staff based in its …
Deirdre McArdle, 19 Jun 2006
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Anti-virus groups fight over Crossover sharing

A virus that spreads from PCs to mobile devices has become the focus of a power play between the anti-virus industry and the relatively young Mobile Anti-virus Research Association, which obtained the only sample of the program. This week, the Mobile Anti-virus Research Association (MARA), a collection of professors, authors …
Robert Lemos, 06 Mar 2006
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Security fears tip Spanish election

Analysis The terrorist atrocity in Madrid last week claimed 200 souls, and affected the outcome of a national election held only days later. The conservative Popular Party, a Washington tributary outfit led by Prime Minister José María Aznar, had maintained a slim lead over its Socialist opposition, led by José Luis Rodríguez Zapatero, …
Thomas C Greene, 15 Mar 2004