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Cash'n'Carrion January sale: Get in there while you can

If you fancy enjoying 20 per cent off everything down at El Reg's merchandising tentacle, Cash'n'Carrion, you'd better get in there sharpish, because our January sale ends on Saturday. To claim the bumper discount, just enter "JAN20" in the appropriate box during checkout – simple as that. While you're filling your retail boots …
Team Register, 27 Jan 2015

Cash'n'Carrion launches big January sale

In the traditional spirit of post-Xmas retailing, El Reg's merchandising tentacle Cash'n'Carrion is offering 20 per cent off everything until the end of January, so now is the time to get in there and grab yourself some cut-price kit. Polo shirt modelled by strapping Vulture Central employee For instance, if you'd like to …
Team Register, 14 Jan 2015
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Last chance for Xmas Cash'n'Carrion goodies

Those of you who'd been mulling snaffling something from our Cash'n'Carrion merchandising emporium should be aware that today is the deadline for international orders to be delivered before Xmas, and UK customers should get in there tomorrow at the latest to receive their goodies before Santa touches down on their rooftops. …
Team Register, 18 Dec 2014
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WIN: Your passport to PuppetConf 2014

Reg Offer Just over a month to go until PuppetConf 2014, the fourth annual user conference run by Puppet Labs. Wanna come along? The Register is a media partner for this great community event, held at the San Francisco Marriott Marquis on September 20 to 25, and we have six free passes at our disposal. Also, Puppet Labs is offering Reg …
David Gordon, 22 Aug 2014
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Win gorgeous strap-on, enter whole new world with Reg compo

Competition How well do you know 3D and Virtual Reality ... well enough to answer three simple questions? Dive in ... Your smartphone + strap-on headset = complete immersive experience Get them right and you go into a draw for one of five Durovis Dives, which turn your smartphone into a 3D headset. We loved the Dive when we reviewed it, …
Team Register, 17 Apr 2014

El Reg preps relaunch of Cash’n’Carrion online merchandise emporium

Site news Early days yet, but we are relaunching Cash’n’Carrion, our online tee-shirt and merchandise store. We want you to help us stock the shop by completing this very quick survey. A little background for you: We mothballed our store in 2008 after we sub-contracted fulfilment to a print-to-order firm. The results left something to be …
David Gordon, 23 Jan 2014
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Whoever recently showed us the secret documents: Do get in touch

We here at The Register recently got the chance to have a look at what appeared to be some most interesting confidential information, from within a large aerospace and defence contractor. We're most grateful for this. However the way the information came to us, combined with the circumstances of the case, is going to make it …
Lewis Page, 12 Jun 2013
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Boffin road trip! The Reg presents Geek's Guide to Britain

Geek's Guide to Britain Which country is credited with designing more than half of the world’s most important inventions. Is it Germany, home of the VW? Japan, birthplace of the Walkman? The US, land of NASA and Google? No: Britain. Scientists, engineers, architects and inventors in Britain have made their mark on the world with trains, jet engines, …
Gavin Clarke, 21 Mar 2013
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The Register: Our all-new app now available for Android

You can now nip down to the Google Play store and bag yourself our new Android App. This version adds offline reading capabilities and comments! Oh. Nice This is a new release, not an update. So those of that you that have the older version, we're sorry: it won’t automatically upgrade. We're also sorry it took longer than …
David Gordon, 7 Feb 2013
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Record numbers of you are reading this headline right now

It's that time of year when we at The Register get our annual letter from the Audit Bureau of Circulation, confirming just how well we did during our regular November audit. The scores on the doors are these: 7,326,907 unique users visited the site that month, up from 6,657,164 in 2011 - a climb of just over 10 per cent and the …
Team Register, 18 Jan 2013
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El Reg debuts badges for commentards

Site News Today we introduce badges for commentards. This feature will be rolling out over the next few hours. We kick off with three badges: bronze, silver and gold, which will appear alongside all non-anonymised comments made by those who qualify. The Register currently publishes almost 40,000 comments a month, and forum posts account …
Drew Cullen, 27 Nov 2012
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Welcome to 'Vulture South'

A couple of months ago, we asked Australian Regreaders how we should refer to our Asia-Pacific bureau based in Sydney. El Reg obviously wasn't quite right, given that Spanish phrases other than “Hasta la vista, Baby” and “Living la vida loca” aren't exactly in common usage in Australia. We offered readers five alternatives, …
Simon Sharwood, 25 Nov 2012
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Reader input required: review our reviews

Site News The Register has been running hardware and software reviews for some years now, mainly though not exclusively through its sister-site, the written-for-consumers Reg Hardware. We're planning to make some improvements, but before we put them in place, we'd like to hear what you, the reader, would like to find when you click to …
Team Register, 16 Nov 2012
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The Register's iPhone app gets a makeover

Site news Head over to the iTunes apps store for the latest iteration of The Register iPhone app. Version 2.0.5 adds offline reading capabilities, full iPad support - and comments! Props to the developer, Ocasta Studios, for making the app work and look so much better than our last effort. Fingers crossed, the rating for our app …
Drew Cullen, 31 Oct 2012
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Win hot vForum tickets

VMware's annual virtualisation shindig – vForum – is about to hit Sydney on November 14 and 15, and The Register, has eight, count them, eight, prizes to give away ahead of the event. vForum is an all-signing, all-dancing, celebration of virtualisation at which you can wallow in all things virtual at hands-on labs, or soak up …
Simon Sharwood, 29 Oct 2012
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Share your story with Reg Australia

The Register's new Asia-Pacific bureau wants to tell the world about all the clever things you do at work. Research we've conducted indicates Reg readers like to know what their peers get up to, so you can learn from one another. But you've also told us, in research and in comments on past stories, that when we run vendor- …
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The Register iPhone and Android apps: Maintenance update

We are prepping new Register apps for iPhone and Android. Unfortunately, this has taken us a little longer than anticipated, and the current apps are no longer working. The new versions will include comment functionality, among many improvements. And we aim to go live this week. In the meantime, we apologise for any …
David Gordon, 1 Oct 2012
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The Register lands in Australia

We took a while to make it official, but The Register has opened an Asia-Pacific bureau based in Australia. To celebrate – and drum up an email list worthy of our soon-to-launch all-Australian newsletter - we want to give our Australian readers a ‘New iPad’. Our new bureau has our first-ever full time APAC Editor, long-time …
Simon Sharwood, 23 Sep 2012
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The Register flicks switch on Data Centre channel

Our sharper-eyed readers - the sort that care about storage, servers, HPC and the like - will have noticed The Register has launched a Data Centre section. This pulls our enterprise systems coverage together in one place, while our PC, mobile and client news continues under the Hardware banner. You can find links to these …
Joe Fay, 5 Sep 2012
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The Register is rocking on Windows Phone 7

We’re gradually updating our mobile app efforts. First out of the gate is this beauty for Windows Phone 7. El Reg news rolls on Windows Phone It’s a jazzy little number in a sleek black outfit delivering you all of our content from the convenience of your Win 7 phone. And it's completely free. Before you ask, yes. We did …
Phil Mitchell, 18 May 2012
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Commentards! Know a good hosting firm? Recommend a good laptop?

For a few months in 2008 Reg Hardware ran a Q&A column. The format was very simple: readers sought advice – and commentards were invited to supply answers. Typical questions ran along the lines of: Which top-of-the-line graphics card should I buy? and: How do I install fonts on my Linux Acer Aspire One? This experiment in …
Drew Cullen, 26 Apr 2012
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El Reg Forums FAQ

Site news First of all Read the house rules. < Forums FAQ Badges In November 2012, The Register introduced gold, silver and bronze badges for commentards, along with forum privileges for each badge. The qualifying thresholds for badges are: Bronze More than one year members and more than 100 posts in the last 12 months. Silver …
Drew Cullen, 23 Mar 2012
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El Reg user forum opens to public, HTML for all (mostly)

Site news As of now all commentards with five or more posts accepted for publication can create topics in our new El Reg forums. We have made this easier to find: the signpost link is in the secondary nav bar on the front page. At the same time we've opened simple HTML formatting to all commentards who have had five posts accepted for …
Drew Cullen, 22 Mar 2012
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Commentards, we salute the return of the long post

Recently, we limited the length of posts made by commentards to 2000 characters. We did this for no better reason than that the 2000 characters had always been our publicly announced limit, and we thought that we should do what we said on the tin. So we waited for the dust to settle. Not terribly popular ... and so 10,000 …
Drew Cullen, 2 Mar 2012
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Hey Commentard! - or is that Commenter?

Poll Last month a Reg reader contacted us via our Twitter account to complain about the use of the word "freetard", on the grounds that, as an analogue of "retard", the word was derogatory to people with mental handicaps. Americans may have a little difficulty in understanding the substance of this complaint, in the way that most …
Drew Cullen, 23 Feb 2012
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Hey Commentards! This pre-populated 'reply to' is for you

We took our time to remove this niggle, but you should like this little update: If you click the "reply" button on a comment containing a headline your "Title field" is now pre-populated with "Re: (same headline)" You can if you like change this to insert your own headline or - if you are perverse, depopulate the field entirely …
Drew Cullen, 15 Feb 2012
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The El Reg book library - now on ePub

You asked for it, now you're going to get it. We're talking about making the El Reg collection of ebooks available on ePub as well as Kindle. Now you can enjoy the finest collected writing from our crack journalists on your Kobo, Sony Reader, Android tablet or Nook. Or all the above, if you're that way inclined. So if you want …
Joe Fay, 14 Feb 2012
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Attention tweeters: Your chance to win undying GLORY

Have you ever dreamed of having your name mentioned in the same breath as the titans of the tech world? Ever aspired to see yourself alluded to in the company of such colossi as dead cult idol Steve Jobs, chair-flinging pottymouth biz tyrant Ballmer, lovable shill dunderhead Stephen Fry – even the very BOFH himself? Then yearn …
Team Register, 12 Feb 2012
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El Reg's comments policy? It's all in moderation

The Register has changed its comments moderation policy, making the UK's biggest IT pro talking shop even more immediate, enthralling and noisy. As of right now we have moved to a hybrid moderation model for comments. Over 95 per cent of comments will go straight on to the site, rather than being individually moderated by our …
Drew Cullen, 2 Feb 2012
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The Register Comments Guidelines

The Register operates a hybrid moderation policy. Here's how it works. The vast majority of comments will appear on the site automatically. This is because we trust you to follow the house rules. But just in case ... we have a mechanism for readers to report comments. The moderators will continue to deal with any comments and/ …
Joe Fay, 1 Feb 2012
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Record numbers of readers flock to The Register

The Register and its sister publications Reg Hardware and Channel Register climbed new heights in November 2011, bagging 46 million page impressions and 6.6 million "uniques" for the month. We now have a certificate to prove it. abc.org.uk/Certificates/17591287.pdf That represents a lot of thought, planning and hard work by a …
Drew Cullen, 19 Jan 2012
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Happy Birthday Intel 4004, and thanks for all the chips

It's 40 years since Intel baked the first microprocessor, so celebrate by buying The Register's latest ebook, Happy Birthday Intel 4004. In this ebook, El Reg's RIk Myslewski traces Intel's path from the 4004, Intel's 2,300 transistor, 10 micron wunderkind of 1971, through to the 22nm, multi-billion transistor, multi-core …
Team Register, 21 Dec 2011
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The Best of El Reg 2011 now on Kindle

Worried about spending the Festive period picking over the remains of finger buffets or over bred, under cooked turkeys? Spend it picking over the last year in tech instead, with The Best of the Reg, 2011, the choicest morsels of our coverage mechanically reconstituted, and twizzled direct to your Kindle device of choice. The …
Team Register, 19 Dec 2011
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El Reg's life of Steve Jobs - now available on Kindle

The Register has launched its first Kindle book, “The Life and Times of Steven Paul Jobs”, by Rik Myslewski. So, if you can’t think what to get that special person - especially if that special person is you - we can help with a discreet few Kb of computer industry history. As it says right here Rik has followed Apple since the …
Team Register, 6 Dec 2011
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Reg reader ratings go worldwide

A short note. In 2008, we introduced reader ratings to some Register stories and then to all stories on the site. For some reason the feature was available to UK readers only - although the ratings bar appears globally on Reg Hardware and Channel Reg. Today, we introduce the ratings sliders to the bottom of all Reg stories …
Drew Cullen, 21 Nov 2011
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El Reg in SHOCK email address BLUNDER

Between 8:58 and 10:20 BST this morning we sent an email to 3,521 of you that contained the names and email addresses of 46,524 of our readers. Obviously, this was an error. The two-stage send process that is the norm for all of our mailers was over-looked because someone was in a hurry. We would like to offer our genuine and …
Team Register, 24 Oct 2011
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Twitter update: @regsecurity – The Reg bags imposter

After a flurry of activity, we have gained control of @elreg, a Twitter fan feed with about 5,000 followers. Thank you, Adam Wood, for looking after that for us. We have also gained @theregister and @regsecurity after filing trademark abuse reports with Twitter. Thank you, Twitter. @theregister was a moribund RSS-to-Twitter feed …
Drew Cullen, 10 Oct 2011
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Hey Commentards! [This title is optional]

Site news Yesterday, we added three new features for Reg commentards. The most obvious - and many of you spotted this already - is that commenters no longer have to write a title to accompany their post. We like headlines but many of you don't, so this is our gift to you. We have introduced a new sorting option - now can you arrange by …
Drew Cullen, 9 Sep 2011
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The Reg dips toe into social media ocean

Today, The Register's official Twitter account http://twitter.com/#!/regvulture reached 5,000 followers. OK, so no biggie and never let anyone say that we are pioneers in such things. But in mitigation we are quite a big website with thousands of active commentards, albeit mostly of the anti-social media kind. Any ways, in …
Drew Cullen, 8 Sep 2011
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DNS hijack hits The Register: All well

Update On early Sunday evening, UK time, The DNS records of many websites, including those of The Register and The Telegraph, were hijacked and redirected to a third party webpage controlled by Turkish hackers. The Register's website was not breached. And as far as we can tell there was no attempt to penetrate our systems. But we shut …
Drew Cullen, 5 Sep 2011
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A Farewell to Oates: Adios, El Reg

A quick note to say goodbye. Today is my last day at the Reg having written almost 5,000 stories, and edited thousands more. I started in 2004 as one of three reporters in a small, grubby office in Brixton, south London. I leave a multi-tentacled organ with offices on Leicester Square, in San Francisco, New York and Sydney - and …
John Oates, 26 Aug 2011
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Moderatrix kisses the Reg goodbye

In news sure to send the massed ranks of Reg commentards running for the tissue box for the other reason, the Moderatrix is packing up her paddles and departing for dungeons new. Yes, I shall be leaving you all to fight amongst yourselves after the best part of four years at the well of IT shoutpouring. It's been an education, …
Sarah Bee, 30 Jun 2011