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BSkyB slurps Murdoch's Italian and German Sky assets to beef up European pay-TV biz

gazthejourno
(Written by Reg staff)

"Massively popular consumer thing is DEAD!" - once, er, it's no longer massively popular with consumers.

I won't be holding my breath.

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NEW, SINISTER web tracking tech fingerprints your computer by making it draw

gazthejourno
(Written by Reg staff)

Re: Re: and Ghostery tells me,

We're actually slurping all this data so we can build a digital copy of everyone's first-born children and sell them to narco-traffickers, because EVIL CORPORATION.

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Microsoft unsheathes cheap Android-killer: Behold, the Lumia 530

gazthejourno
(Written by Reg staff)

ZOMG BITCHSLAP

/quiet afternoon of moderation

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MPs to sue UK.gov over 'ridiculous' EMERGENCY data snooping law

gazthejourno
(Written by Reg staff)

Re: Re: Oz Re: Erroneous Cowherd Contempt

Be less abusive. Easy as that.

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Mozilla fixes CRITICAL security holes in Firefox, urges v31 upgrade

gazthejourno
(Written by Reg staff)

Re: Re: Confusing wording indeed

Chaps, if you've problems with the wording, please use the "send corrections" link at the bottom of the article rather than posting about it publicly. Not all comments get read by us and we're far more likely to spot and make the correction if you send it to the appropriate place.

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Don't look, Snowden: Security biz chases Tails with zero-day flaws alert

gazthejourno
(Written by Reg staff)

Re: What fools

Says the user with almost 700 posts and who never once appears to have posted without the "anonymous coward" tag.

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SAP: It was our Big Data software wot won it for Germany

gazthejourno
(Written by Reg staff)

Re: "Vorsprung durch grossendatatechnik"

Was? Sagst du, dass unser Deutsch unleserlich ist? Quatsch!

(It's one of our things to deliberately mangle foreign tongues. We are British, after all)

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New Forum Wishlist - but read roadmap first

gazthejourno
(Written by Reg staff)

Re: Re: Feature request: Per-Author pre-moderation setting.

We see posts that trip the moderation filters individually, without the context of the ongoing discussion. Hence something with lots of characters and few words looks like spammy gibberish (which, of course, your post wasn't) and gets canned.

I'm feeling charitable this afternoon so I've unfiltered that particular post.

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gazthejourno
(Written by Reg staff)

Re: Feature request: Per-Author pre-moderation setting.

Or you could try, you know, obeying the forum rules. They're hardly onerous.

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US judge: YES, cops or feds so can slurp an ENTIRE Gmail account

gazthejourno
(Written by Reg staff)

Re: Re: What's the problem?

That's certainly what PACE says about searches, though bear in mind that PACE has been buggered about with so many times by various governments that there's probably a loophole the police use instead of the authorised procedure.

A little-known fact for you: police must apply for a warrant whenever they want to search premises - unless the occupier is under arrest. So all they do is cook up a vaguely plausible, if false, reason to nick their mark and then they can go to town without oversight.

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Boeing to start work on most powerful rocket ... EVER!

gazthejourno
(Written by Reg staff)

Re: OVERSIGHT

Good point, well made - and added to the article.

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Computing student jailed after failing to hand over crypto keys

gazthejourno
(Written by Reg staff)

Re: Arrests

All spot on. The abolition of non-arrestable offences was a cunning move by New Labour to circumvent the protections of section 15 of the Police and Criminal Evidence Act. Why bother applying for a court warrant, running the risk of being told to wind your neck in, when you can arrest someone for an imaginary offence and then turn their home and possessions over at your leisure in the hope of finding something that'll stick?

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Google YouTube U-turn: Indie music doomsday 'postponed'

gazthejourno
(Written by Reg staff)

Re: Alternative to YouTube

Whenever I read the word "Dailymotion" it always makes me think of a regular bowel movement.

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El Reg is looking for a new London sub-editor

gazthejourno
(Written by Reg staff)

Re: Re: Sir

My first journalism job (in London) paid the grand sum of £18k equivalent, while my desk editor at that place was earning a whopping £22k. Starting salaries of £14k-£15k are fairly typical for trainee reporters on local papers.

Happily I can report El Reg is a darn sight more reasonable than that.

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NetApp gives its FAS range a 4 MILLION IOPS dose of spit'n'polish

gazthejourno
(Written by Reg staff)

Re: RE: People in glass houses shouldn't throw stones

Would you care to disclose the nature of your relationship with NetApp, given that your posting history features little except stout defences of that poor, downtrodden firm?

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NASA's Curiosity rover brought Earth BUG to Mars

gazthejourno
(Written by Reg staff)

Re: Off topic

We're a multinational publication. Bite us.

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Black hole three-way: Supermassive trio are 'rippling' space

gazthejourno
(Written by Reg staff)

Re: different terminology please

You're not familiar with the Register's style or tone, are you?

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Super-snoop bid: UK government hits panic button on EU data retention ruling

gazthejourno
(Written by Reg staff)

Re: Re: Help!

People still vote Lib Dem? How quaint.

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gazthejourno
(Written by Reg staff)

Re: Re: Are *any* of them qualified to talk about this?

They aren't a libertarian party by any means, despite their constitution. They've purged the higher profile ones they used to have and the rest just walked away. Party officials still use the label in the hope of attracting fresh votes, though.

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David Cameron wants mobe network roaming INSIDE the UK

gazthejourno
(Written by Reg staff)

Re: Whatever the answer may be......

I know of at least one mobile operator with a detailed 3G/4G coverage map which claimed accuracy to within 100 metres. It does so across large expanses of rural England - including the danger/impact areas for MoD training estates. Given that the impact areas are permanently off limits to everyone, meaning nobody could have got in there to measure the signal, I conclude the operator's coverage map is a steaming pile of horse manure.

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Blame WWI, not Bin Laden, for NSA's post-9/11 intel suck

gazthejourno
(Written by Reg staff)

Re: Re: Mephhead Maphhead All Governments are ...(@ MasterBollocks)

Matt Bryant, you have earned yourself a place on the pre-moderation naughty step - again - for misusing the report button in relation to the above post at 18.52.

This time I won't be limiting it to a week.

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Supermodel Lily Cole: 'I got a little bit upset by that Register article'

gazthejourno
(Written by Reg staff)

Re: Re: Nope, Sorry!

Gentlemen, please avoid being mean. We're more interested in Lily scooping up thousands of pounds of taxpayers' money she doesn't need for a project that benefits nobody.

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Greenpeace rejoices after getting huge renewable powerplant CANCELLED

gazthejourno
(Written by Reg staff)

Re: Re: Lower CO2 emissions maybe

Large body of water damages the environment? Oh my gods, DRAIN the OCEANS!

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Snowden's Big Brother isn't as Orwellian as you'd think

gazthejourno

Re: Re: gaz Re: YawnGreen Typical. @Plump & Bleaty

The reported comment does not, in my judgement, breach the house rules.

Moreover, the reported comment does not, in my judgement, even come close to being a breach of our house rules. What material in the comment that could be construed as abusive is, in fact, as mild as soapflakes.

I've warned you before about your misuse of the report post button. As point 14 of the Reg Comments Guidelines, which you have helpfully linked to yourself, states:

"...don't abuse [the report post button]. A differing opinion does not make reasonable grounds for reporting a comment. You may end up getting flagged if you continually file unwarranted reports."

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gazthejourno
(Written by Reg staff)

Re: Re: YawnGreen Typical. @Plump & Bleaty

Matt Bryant. Stop abusing the "report post" button to get this comment off display because you seemingly can't/don't want to argue with it.

One and only warning.

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CIA rendition jet was waiting in Europe to SNATCH SNOWDEN

gazthejourno
(Written by Reg staff)

Re: Re: TheOtherHobbes

Not sure how you get designed-in fracture points when, looking at maps of Africa (fnarr fnarr) and the Middle East, most of the borders seem to be arbitrary straight lines drawn with a ruler.

I'm not saying this was a good thing, but the British colonial administrators of the time in the ME seem to have had more interest in sipping tea on the verandah than ensuring the chunks they divided their colonies into were actually governable.

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Panasas: Avoid lengthy RAID re-builds - use our dodgy-file tart-up tech

gazthejourno
(Written by Reg staff)

Re: Why such a confusing title?

You've not read much of the Register before, have you?

Signed

A headline writer

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We're ALL Winston Smith now - and our common enemy is the Big Brother State

gazthejourno
(Written by Reg staff)

Re: Oblig Grammer Nazi

We cannot vouch for inferior, sub-editor free web publications like the Telegraph. But we can stick a sic in there to make clear it's their typo and not ours.

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PICS ON GROUND: Cabbies PARALYZE London in Uber rebellion

gazthejourno
(Written by Reg staff)

Re: Re: Avoiding the Streisand effect

Oh no, not this one again!

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Kim Dotcom: You give me proof of govt corruption in my case, I give you MEELLIONS

gazthejourno
(Written by Reg staff)

If anyone can tell me what relevance this has to Kim Dotcom, please award yourself a cookie.

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'CAPTAIN CYBORG': The wild-eyed prof behind 'machines have become human' claims

gazthejourno
(Written by Reg staff)

Re: Re: So much to do, so little time...

I remember my dad was really into speech recognition when it first came out in the mid-90s, thinking it would speed up document writing no end. Unfortunately, the software not being able to cope with a non-received pronunciation accent, he ended up going back to the keyboard.

Looking at the comedy howlers that Siri and the like still throw up today, I'm thinking the tech won't really move on at all.

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UK govt preps World War 2 energy rationing to keep the lights on

gazthejourno
(Written by Reg staff)

Re: Nuclear is not safe (Fukushima and Chernobyl being fine examples)

It wasn't the maintenance that caused Chernobyl to go "bang" in a glow-in-the-dark way, it was the management's insistence on carrying out an experiment which ended up overrunning and so took place in the middle of a shift change. Human error caused the fatal chain reaction. Even though the crew scrammed the reactor once they realised what was happening, it was too late to prevent the overheating and explosion.

tl;dr nuclear IS safe as long as you understand what you're doing - and don't build your reactors next to the sea more or less on top of a known fault line.

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EU privacy A-Team tells Google: Get a grip and obey OUR laws

gazthejourno
(Written by Reg staff)

Re: Re: Oh Thank You Rubbish EU

UKIP is a newspaper these days?

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A night with Tegile’s flashy twins will set you back $1.6 MILLION

gazthejourno
(Written by Reg staff)

Re: List

But who pays list price in this day and age?

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Indie record labels to haul YouTube before the European Commission

gazthejourno
(Written by Reg staff)

moderator note

Please do not abuse the "report post" button because other commentards are posting things you disagree with. The button is provided to help us keep the forums clear of posts that breach our comments guidelines, not for you to make it look like you've won an internet argument.

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You've got two weeks to beat off Cryptolocker, GameoverZeus nasties

gazthejourno
(Written by Reg staff)

Re: Re: Clicking links ...

And if you don't like what the cheapo end of the free market offers you, pay more and get a better quality product.

There. Not hard, is it?

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Microsoft Cortana EULA contains the Greatest Disclaimer of ALL TIME

gazthejourno
(Written by Reg staff)

Re: THANK YOU for the text transcription

Interesting. All our videos have markup for text-only readers which is a brief summary of what the video's about. Is that not working for you?

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Google CAN be told to delete sensitive data from its search results, rules top EU court

gazthejourno
(Written by Reg staff)

Re: Re: @TopOnePercent

I also deleted the dogging comment at the same time as yours, not that that seems to have stopped you from hurling accusations of libel and partisan moderation around.

Just for that, have an extra week on the naughty step.

For clarity, your original trip to pre-moderation was because even by Reg forums standards you seem to be super abusive. The C-word is never acceptable here. Neither is suggesting other commentards should be "[stripped] naked, greased and left with a horny gay Hitler" for downvoting you, as amusing as the image is.

Take the hint.

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gazthejourno
(Written by Reg staff)

Re: Re: @TopOnePercent

Wasn't actually your report I had in mind... Either way I've pulled the one (I think) you were referring to.

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gazthejourno
(Written by Reg staff)

Re: @TopOnePercent

Lots of posts have been trimmed out of this thread and one of you has earned a trip to the pre-moderation naughty step for a week.

Unfounded personal attacks have no place on El Reg forums.

Also, as a hint: if you're in the middle of a flame war and are losing, don't resort to the "report post" link - especially if you're guilty of the exact same level of personal abuse.

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Spy back doors? That would be suicide, says Huawei

gazthejourno
(Written by Reg staff)

Just for that little outburst I've popped you onto the pre-moderation naughty step.

Have a nice day.

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Och aye! It's the Loch Ness Monster – but only Apple fanbois can see it

gazthejourno
(Written by Reg staff)

This comment has been approved by the duty lizard.

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IBM Hursley Park: Where Big Blue buries the past, polishes family jewels

gazthejourno
(Written by Reg staff)

Re: Re: I know it was said in jest...

Any particular reason they haven't got it re-cleared for proper shooting? Shouldn't be hard to do if it was once a live range.

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European Court of Justice rips up Data Retention Directive

gazthejourno
(Written by Reg staff)

Re: About time!

It's only a court opinion - the unelected EU commissioners aren't bound to obey it and won't be punished if they do.

Don't forget the EU elections are coming up in a month - there's been all sorts of attention-grabbing stuff to ensure the masses don't elect people who'll cut the EU to size from within.

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In Australia, protesting against Brendan Eich will be a CRIME

gazthejourno
(Written by Reg staff)

Re: Re: Background

"Like promoting an HR droid who only hires straight people and leaving the one that also hired gays to rot in his position for years. On conferences for big companys (that are held behind closed doors) he could try and convince his colleagues to discriminate against gays, after all, the puplic doesn't seem to care."

Yes, and now the new CEO might hire a pro-gay who only promotes gays and encourages other managers to discriminate against straights who supported Eich! Oh no!

/sarcasm.

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Greenpeace reveals WORLD'S FILTHIEST CLOUDS – and the cleanest may shock you

gazthejourno
(Written by Reg staff)

mod note

Please refrain from getting overly personal.

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BT snatches crown: Soars to top of complaints list

gazthejourno
(Written by Reg staff)

Re: Re: No real beef other than the irritating woman and 20,000 layers of options (Ok, I exaggerate)

As covered by our august organ not so long ago: The Call Centre Crusader.

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BOYCOTT FIREFOX, rage gay devs as Mozilla appoints JavaScript daddy as CEO

gazthejourno
(Written by Reg staff)

I can see your point but it's not as if this guy single-handedly wrote the entire browser, is it? He's just the corporate figurehead now.

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