back to article 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 …

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Happy

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Can I buy a vowel?

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Re: Question

I'll have a 'P' please, Bob.

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If I had to guess, my money would be on it starting with a B.

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"If I had to guess, my money would be on it starting with a B."

Me too.

And what's more, I'd guess that given the paucity of "large aerospace and defence contractors" that the Reg may well have scared the chickens, and alerted the foxes to the presence of chickens.

Perhaps next time they'll be more subtle. Or perhaps "subtle" at the Reg means not putting <insert large aerospace and defence contractors name here> in the headline?

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Or maybe it's not a large aerospace contractor at all, and they're just saying that to throw people off the scent while hoping that anyone who sent them secret documents recently will call back

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Re: I'll have a 'P' please, Bob.

Can I have an O for awesome?

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Not necessarily, could be LM or NG. There's loads of others to pick from

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_United_States_defense_contractors

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Yea, right. I'm sure this has absolutely nothing to do with the F-35.

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I'm taking one.

Beer is why.

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Oh b*gger

I knew I'd left it somewhere

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And possibly

involve another completely ridiculous Q where no Q should be ?

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Opens Popcorn

Sits back and waits for the show!

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Re: If all else fails

Why waste the effort? Just wait for either Congress or the White House to leak the information.

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Like anyone is going to fall for that old chestnut. This is obviously a cunning trap

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yup, id guess that the el reg was originally funded by some secret CIA slush fund and has been playing the sleeper game waiting for this very situation. one way ticket to hong kong my friend.....you know its your only choice now!

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A cunning PLAN, perhaps.

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grabs a beer

this could turn out to be very interesting

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Nothing to hide

what's the weather like in Cheltenham? bit cool in manchester today, but you probably already knew that

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Re: Nothing to hide

"what's the weather like in Cheltenham?"

Overcast and a bit breezy. Chance of showers.

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Umm, Lewis..

.. are you trying to drum up business for Leicester Square?

After such a post, I suspect the area in front of your offices will be a tad busier with all sorts of people pretending to be "casually loitering" and making far more calls than your average call plan would allow without a mortgage..

As an experiment, that would actually appeal to my sense of humour :)

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Are you sure you want to do this?

This could be soliciting for information, and there is no "in the public interest" defence under the Official Secrets Act.

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Re: Are you sure you want to do this?

I re-read the Register message carefully. I can't see where it solicits any information other than the identity of someone who had previously contacted them. I am not aware of anyone's identity being classified since Operation Mincemeat in WWII.

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Re: Are you sure you want to do this?

This could be soliciting for information

They already have the information that might be considered sensitive.

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@mutatedwombat : Re: Are you sure you want to do this?

How about this bit? :

"And if anyone else with some information that ought to see the light of day happens to be reading this, the same goes for you too."

Given the context I'd say 'soliciting' is a reasonable description.

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We didn't say we had any documents. We said we had SEEN some.

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Re: @mutatedwombat : Are you sure you want to do this?

"Given the context I'd say 'soliciting' is a reasonable description."

But it's also what journalists normally do.

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Re: Are you sure you want to do this?

I'm sure El Reg has consulted their legal department. It's just a matter of going down to the sub basement, dragging the grate off the pit, throwing some raw meat down and getting an opinion back from the lawyers.

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You forgot the chablis to go with the raw meat... ;-)

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Re: @mutatedwombat : Are you sure you want to do this? @John Sturdy

>"Given the context I'd say 'soliciting' is a reasonable description."

Maybe they just want to tell him he's been a naughty boy

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Re: Are you sure you want to do this?

There is no public interest defence actually written in to the OSA, but juries have been known to find one! Long live "perverse judgments"!

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ok

Now you have my attention, lets see the goods :)

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And the lightsabres story appears as related...

On my page at least.

Coincidence? I think not.

That walking sticky Chewy was caught with.. It was a real one.. Wasnt it? Wasnt it???!!!

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Feels like...

...viral journalism to me!

Oh El Reg, you're such a tease...

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Ah hah!

Fantastic stuff. Onward, El Reg!

Things are getting interesting.

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Re: Ah hah!

Emergency re-design of LOHAN necessary?

Enhanced capabilities to be added?

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Is this the RegisTER or the RegisTRY? And is your new address on Curzon St?

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It's the RegisTOR.

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*Whomever recently showed....

:)

It's important, sorry.

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Re: *Whomever recently showed....

Whoever is the subject of the sentence (the person doing the action), so it's correct. ("Who leaked the document?")

Whomever would be an (indirect) object of the sentence. ("To whom was the document leaked?")

source: http://dictionary.reference.com/browse/whomever

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Re: *Whomever recently showed....

And if it is important then you should find out the right way.

Whoever recently showed... is the correct form.

For your reference, replace the who/whom with he/him to see which one is right.

He recently showed, not him recently showed...

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Re: *Whomever recently showed....

« For your reference, replace the who/whom with he/him to see which one is right. »

You're correct. "Himever recently showed..." doesn't sound quite right. :)

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Please say that Project Aurora is true, and the contact has one in their garage.

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Please say that the next RSPB flight project will do at least Mach 8!

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Somewhere in the depths of Prism

Every person who clicks on "http://regmedia.co.uk/2013/06/11/gpg_public_key.txt" is having a flag switched.

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Re: Somewhere in the depths of Prism

Balls... I clicked it twice!

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Re: Somewhere in the depths of Prism

"Balls... I clicked it twice!"

then you're safe. Like a switch - on, and off again.

p.s. but DO remember how many times you clicked, for (...)/(your own) sake!

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Re: Somewhere in the depths of Prism

That toggles it. You're in the clear.

Of course by coming back to read my comment, you are back on the list.

Icon.. because for once it directly applies!

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