Weekend Edition

Slough or Antarctica? Well, at least Antarctica has penguins

The eXpat Files Opera man climbs antenna towers at -30˚C
Simon Sharwood, 14 Dec 08:00

A general's tale of the US's Gulf War follies and Glyn Johns' life in music

Page File Military blunders and making records with The Beatles, The Who and more
Mark Diston, 13 Dec 12:00

Are you a Geek Dad/Uncle/Mum/Aunt? Ten Techy Gifts for kids this Xmas

Product Roundup Don't know or like kids? Still look
Nigel Whitfield, 13 Dec 11:00

Tides of Maritinia: The spy who jumped into a sci-fi water world

Page File Bumbling morality tale gets interplanetary update

The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies – Thin plot, great CGI effects

Film review No more Middle Earth for you, Peter Jackson
Kat Hall, 13 Dec 09:00

Real Ale TWATS: In SPAAAACE, no one can churn your cream

Something for the Weekend, Sir? Ciggy bar dust
Alistair Dabbs, 13 Dec 08:00

Rolling the ATTACK DICE in King of Tokyo

Board game review A fun cardboard beat 'em up in this mega monster brawl
Adam Fowler, 07 Dec 15:00

Let AN EGG tell you what's happened in tech this week!

Google tax, FBI snooping, and the Sony hack – all on Vulture News

So this Saudi Prince calls and asks why he can't watch movies ...

On Call Documenting the work that goes on in the wee hours
Simon Sharwood, 07 Dec 12:30

Which country has 2nd largest social welfare system in the world?

Worstall @ the Weekend Surely not the US of 'F*ck the Poor' A? Actually, yes
Tim Worstall, 07 Dec 12:00
VW Scirocco logo

VW's Scirocco diesel: A sheep in Wolfsburg’s clothing

Vulture at the Wheel The GT 2.0 TDI 150PS DSG
Simon Rockman, 07 Dec 11:00
steve jobs

'A strong response from Apple would be a lawsuit' – Steve Jobs

QuoTW Hawking's AI dangers, Wikipedia’s begging bowl, and fab phablets
Swiss alps

Shhhhh! It's a Swiss Sunday shutdown. Kill the lawnmower, punish the kids with CHEESE

The eXpat Files Cheap cigs, choc, skiing ... not all at once
Simon Sharwood, 07 Dec 08:00

Opinion

Deprivation Britain: 1930s all over again? Codswallop!

Worstall @ the Weekend Inequality, living standards, poverty: Not all the same thing
Lee Enfield No.4 rifle. Pic: Gareth Corfield

Brit GUN NUT builds WORKING SNIPER RIFLE at home out of scrap metal!

Downrange Bizarrely, no 3D printing was involved
Gareth Corfield, 14 Dec 12:00

Real Ale TWATS: In SPAAAACE, no one can churn your cream

Something for the Weekend, Sir? Ciggy bar dust
Alistair Dabbs, 13 Dec 08:00

News

Experimental sci-fi novel Elysium is ALMOST irritating ...

Page File ... but is actually unique and clever instead – and nothing to do with Matt Damon

Post-pub nosh neckfiller: The fantastical Francesinha

Portugal's 'Frenchie' – a croque-monsieur turned up to 11
Lester Haines, 06 Dec 15:30

'Why do Register commentards get so frothy-mouthed?' Thus started WW3

CoTW Well, it'll certainly start now you've all read that
Gareth Corfield, 06 Dec 13:00

Parliament: All's well with RIPA snooping, no problem here

Comment Home Affairs Committee shrugs shoulders over whistleblower witchhunts
Gareth Corfield, 06 Dec 12:00

BOFH: Santa, bloody Santa

Episode 15 Bodily violence? PLEASE. I was protecting the children
Simon Travaglia, 06 Dec 11:00

The Information Age: A day out for grown-up children?

Exhibition Review Will the Science Museum's new gallery keep the kids quiet this Xmas?
Nigel Whitfield, 06 Dec 10:00

The Grandmaster: Epic, heart-melting, oh and there's lots of kung fu

Film Review The long-awaited dramatisation of Ip Man's life's well worth the wait

How HAPPY am I on a scale of 1 to 10? Where do I click PISSED OFF?

Something for the Weekend, Sir? Our survey says: whuh-waah
Alistair Dabbs, 06 Dec 07:00

Cops accessing journo sources with RIPA? Use your powers properly, moan MPs

Home Affairs Committee: 'We're astonished but carry on'
Kelly Fiveash, 06 Dec 00:01

Some of the week's tech news in VIDEO EGG form!

What was happening RIGHT NOW with Regina Eggbert

Men, Women and Children: Shows how crap the internet is via the medium of crap film

Film Review They should have cut out the bit on Earth
Kat Hall, 30 Nov 12:00
Kim Dotcom at the NZ parliamentary hearing

'America radicalised me!' cries Megaupload founder Kim Dotcom

QuoTW Plus: 'Let’s face it, most people click yes to Ts&Cs contracts without reading them'
The Trax app gives you an 'augumented reality' view to help find the kids

Be your own Big Brother: With the help of Apple, Facebook ... oh, HANG ON

(Don't fret, there are other options to keep tabs on kids)
Nigel Whitfield, 30 Nov 09:00

BORGED! Expat moves from New Zealand to Norway to be acquired by Cisco

eXpat Files From global heights to a local help desk
Simon Sharwood, 30 Nov 08:30
Richard Bedford's bacon on a roll with melted cheese

Eat FATTY FOODS to stay THIN. They might even help your heart

Why gov food advice might have been wrong all along

Under the Iron Sea: YES, tech and science could SAVE the planet

Worstall @ the Weekend C'mon, hippies ... at least LOOK at this sensible energy option
Tim Worstall, 30 Nov 07:00

Post-pub nosh neckfiller: Masala omelette

'I fell into a burning ring of fire ...'
Lester Haines, 29 Nov 14:00
Golden Dropping of Excellence

VISUALISED: The Golden Vulture Dropping of Excellence

CoTW 'UK.gov fingering Facebook over murder is f*cking scandalous'
Gareth Corfield, 29 Nov 11:15

Randall Munroe: The root nerd talks to The Register

Interview XKCD creator on life, the universe and everything
Jasper Hamill, 29 Nov 10:26
Policeman claps in London street

Jacking up firearms fees will cost SMEs £3.5 MILLION. Thanks, Plod

Downrange Plus Op Solitaire update: It's not as bad as we thought
Gareth Corfield, 29 Nov 10:01