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33 posts • joined 16 Jun 2009

Gay hero super-boffin Turing 'may have been murdered by MI5'

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Re: Militant P.C. Agenda is wearing thin...

Pedant alert

"verbatim"

Actually "literatim"

/pedant

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Scottish leader splurged £20k appealing disclosure of EU membership legal bungle

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Re: The no campaign is grasping at straws here

You miss the point.

The Acts of Union (there were two, one in Scotland and one in England) only ratified the Treaty of Union agreed between to two governments and signed by Queen Anne. There is no power given to the EU, or Westminster, in international Law to repeal or amend theTreaty, especially when the English version of the Act of Union states " “the said articles of union so as aforesaid ratified approved and confirmed by Act of Parliament of Scotland and by this present Act… are hereby enacted and ordained to be and continue in all times coming the complete and intire union of the two kingdoms of England and Scotland”.

The Treaty of Union no longer exists in law when either party to the Union declares it ended.

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Re: The no campaign is grasping at straws here

"@Pen-y-gors - In the event that Scotland leaves the Union, they have done just that. England, Ireland and Wales remain the UK, they don't need to re-apply to the EU, "

Wrong - The UK was formed as a result of the 1707 Union between Scotland and England. The state formed by that Union signed the EU membership treaties. When Scotland becomes independent, then the UK ceases to exist, and England-Wales-Northern-Ireland are in exactly the same legal situation as Scotland, because the state comprising England Wales and Northern Ireland didn't sign the EU accession treaties either.

Learn your history. We have already checked ours.

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US DoJ: Happy b-day, Ed Snowden! You're (not?) charged with capital crimes

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Big Brother

Re: past tense

I would hope that you would expect them to be abiding by the law both morally and legally. As Ms Chakrabati most succinctly observed on the wireless this morning " If I was to break in into your home and copy the contents of your filing cabinet, pile it in bin bags and take it home to store it for 28 days, would you not be mildly put out?"

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El Reg rocket squad poised to select Ultimate Cuppa teabag

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Mushroom

Nambarrie made with soft Scottish water - preferably from the well in the garden, which makes that Yorkshire stuff look like maidens wash.

Proper stand yir spoon up in it tea.

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Minicam movie pirate gets record-breaking five years in prison

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" If I grab your wallet and make a copy of your credit card numbers, I don't steal anything either."

Indeed you have. You have stolen my wallet and contents. Regardless of whether or not I recover all or part of my wallet and contents and regardless of how long you have deprived me of there use, you have committed a theft.

What happens to the credit card info thereafter is FUD.

Making a copy of a protected work may well be actionable in most jurisdictions but it is not theft.

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Pirate cops bust LITTLE GIRL, take her Winnie-the-Pooh laptop

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Re: You keep using that word. I do not think it means what you think it means.

Correct if you take his car to have wee hurl aroond and intend to dump it later then you have no stolen it. Take and drive away is the short hand version from the Road Traffic Act. In Scotland it prior to the statues to deal with it, it would have been libelled at common law as Clandestine Possession.

It you nick the motor with no intention of dumping it and strip it down into bits and flog them off, them yes it is theft. Make as many copies as you like, you may have committed a civil offence but you certainly have not stolen it.

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Dogs would say: SIZE is IMPORTANT, shape - not so much

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Re: Perhaps not that surprising

Aye, and Labradors are born half trained while Spaniels on the other hand, die half trained.

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Perth porkfest crowned ULTIMATE BACON SARNIE

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Speaking as someone who lives in line of sight of the aforementioned palace of porcine splendiferousness, I can reveal that the secret ingredient of the winning sarnie is .......a quick trip through the deep fat fryer just prior to hitting the white bread doorstep. They have followed that recipe for years and there is not an unblocked artery for 10 miles in any direction.

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Ig Nobels 2012: Physics of ponytails, chimp arse-cognition and more

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Re: Proud!!

"Ah jeez you cut the pony-tail. Sell out"

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Journos can tweet from UK courts: But who's a journo?

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UK Courts...really?

"Journalists will be able to tweet freely from courts ....in England and Wales" There fixed it for you.

There is no such think as a UK Judiciary and this does not apply to Scotland. Please try to keep up.

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UK Border Force chief walks in passport checks row

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Easy

Go to your nearest Identity and Passport Service regional office and use the public bio reader.

http://www.direct.gov.uk/en/TravelAndTransport/Passports/Applicationinformation/DG_174159

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The Register Guide on how to stay anonymous (part 1)

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FAIL

Really?

"In general, cookies are harmless"

As El Reg has just dropped 6 of the little blighters on my PC without my informed consent then I hope the ICO also considers them harmless.

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After Jobs: Apple and the Cult of Disruption

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Did you mean....

manqué or the numbers 1 to 18 in roulette?

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Scottish gov moans over broadband cash handout

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WTF?

...talking bollocks..

There was no £850bn bailout.

The original NAO report shows that the total amount provided by the UK Treasury to bailout the British banking system was £753 billion. Of this, SPICe estimated that £470 billion relates to RBS and HBOS – but it is only an educated guess because the Treasury has provided no detailed breakdown. However, this does not - repeat, not - mean that the Treasury actually spent £470 billion in cash, paid for by the taxpayer.

First, the Labour Government took an 83 per cent stake in RBS, paying £45.5 billion in cash, and agreed to insure its riskiest assets for an annual fee. But it charged the bank for the insurance, making a profit on the deal. Again, Brown and Darling injected £20 billion into Lloyds Banking Group, which had acquired HBOS at their urging, in exchange for a 41 per cent stake. The Treasury also provided additional guarantees to insure Lloyd’s liquidity. And again, it charged for the priviledge.

So that makes an upfront payment of only £65.5 billion in cash and the rest in “guarantees” which the banks pay for. But where did the £65.5 billion in cash come from? The taxpayer? No – it was borrowed especially to fund the deal. However, as this borrowing was set against the bank shares acquired, it does not count as part of the Treasury’s net debt. In other words, it is merely a book-keeping transaction (though interest is paid). Any country of any size could do it. According to JPMorgan Chase, the annual cost of servicing that loan is around £3.2 billion. So the actual cost of rescuing RBS and Loyds was…er, £3.2 billion per year minus the charge to the banks for insuring them.

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Chinese giant figures to muscle into UK mobe market

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stuff fashionistas...

...there is nothing wrong with my dual sim, cheapo Chinese knockoff Blackberry lookee-likee.

Works a treat without all the posing faff.

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Got a website? Pay attention, Cookie Law will come

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Force of Law

http://www.legislation.gov.uk/uksi/2011/1208/made

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Ejit
Stop

Really

" and approved in the UK"

Citation required.

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Supreme Court: DNA database retention regs are unlawful

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Proper Parliament

You could always get a proper parliament, like Scotland who do not allow any of that retention nonsense.

http://www.scottish.parliament.uk/s3/bills/24-CrimJustLc/index.htm

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Radioactive Tokyo tapwater HARMS BABIES ... if drunk for a year

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Unhappy

Is it unreasonable?

Mr Page,

I quite understand your stance on no hype and straight facts reporting of this incident, but it is really unreasonable to expect your drinking water not to come with an added bonus of Iodine 131?

You make it sound a bit like the burglar who shat in the householders pot of mince and forced him to have to throw half of it away.

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Japanese nuke meltdown may be underway

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China Syndrome?

What is the Japanese equivalent?

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Penthouse pokes punters in eye with 3D smut

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Shocking

Did you see the quality of the pointing on the wall at 1m30s. Get you sacked that would.

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Drupal 7 dives into machine-readable web

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You need a title?

Well the article seems to concur with this report: http://www.waterandstone.com/book/2010-open-source-cms-market-share-report

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Called 999 recently? They've got your number

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Big Brother

What title?

...he didn't actually. In the UK, the Police have primacy over all rescue situations and any requests for mountain or cave rescue are routed to plod.

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Contractors dodge ID cards axe

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How do you tell the difference?

Ask to see her and her parents birth certificate.

Jus soli

Jus sanguinis

Simpliz

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Ejit

How do you tell the difference?

Ask to see her and her parents birth certificate.

Jus soli

Jus sanguinis

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Microsoft: 'Using IE6 is like drinking 9-year-old milk'

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Okay

Just registered Her Britannic Majesty's Government. Hope the milk doesn't spoil too much on the way over.

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Northerners give up ID cards for Lent figures suggest

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What drivel is this?

The Identity and Passport Service did not take your fingerprints the last time that you applied for a passport.

There is no fingerprint biometric collected for a UK Passport.

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Pupil database claimed to be breach-free

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WTF?

Eh?

It was established in 2002 and the retention policy is not developed yet? Comforting.

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Johnson reveals ID register linked to NI numbers

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2400 ID Cards Issued?

A much more relevant question for El Reg is; "How many IPS managerial staff were shipped into the enrolment centres to swell the issued numbers for the card when it was launched?"

Should give a very interesting answer if given truthfully.

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Ferry giant refuses ID card

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@whatithink

I suspect that the people who work for the Identity and Passport Service are neither "very stupid" or "nasty"

They may be carrying out the instructions of the lawfully elected Government , who are very stupid and nasty" but IPS did not dream up this half baked idea. I fear you are shooting the messenger.

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UK ID card project descends into muddle

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Simpliz!

The lilac card is an Identity Card for British Citizens, the turquoise card is an Identification Card for an EU or EEC Citizen living in the UK (it doesn't contain the holders nationality, is only for ID purposes and is not a valid travel document.) Why they can't just use their national passport is beyond me.

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Law lord lashes out at ID cards

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Never thought I woud say this...

Thank God for the Appellate Committee of the House of Lords. They have been the only ones in this disunited kingdom with the balls to stand infront of NuLab in the past 10 years.

What righs we have left are due to Lord Steyn and his chums.

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