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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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Bletchley boffins go to battle again: You said WHAT about Colossus?

gazthejourno

Re: So why not

Did you walk into the great big concrete structure labelled the "American Air Museum", by any chance?

It's not as if the name gives it away.

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Bono bests Bezos in Fortune's 'World's 50 Greatest Leaders' list

gazthejourno
(Written by Reg staff)

I see you've changed accounts again once you noticed the rantings were being rejected from your other one. Cute.

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Oxfam, you're full of FAIL. Leave economics to sensible bods

gazthejourno
(Written by Reg staff)

moderator hat on

Dr Bob Matthews. Stop being abusive, please. This is your one and only warning.

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gazthejourno
(Written by Reg staff)

Re: You are full of fail too

Given that the meaning's unclear, I've added a "do" to the subhead.

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It's not you, it's EE: UK mobile network goes titsup, blames gremlins

gazthejourno
(Written by Reg staff)

A tree fell in the night.

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gazthejourno
(Written by Reg staff)

Re: South Cumbria - no signal all evening

Ask, and Vulture Central's backroom gremlins shall provide...

Why 4G voice calls are dog toffee - at first.

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Haunted Empire calls Apple 'a cult built around a dead man.' Tim Cook calls it 'nonsense'

gazthejourno
(Written by Reg staff)

Re: Great Automator Script Available

You are aware that Reg commentards themselves voted for the moniker, aren't you.

Feel free to go elsewhere if you don't like it here.

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8GB iPhone 5c is real, but no market-maker

gazthejourno
(Written by Reg staff)

Helps Apple's advertising department burn through its budgets before the end of the financial year. London's plastered in ads for the things, and yet they still aren't shifting.

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MH370 airliner MYSTERY: The El Reg Pub/Dinner-party Guide

gazthejourno
(Written by Reg staff)

Re: @Vic Re: Facts

You ever met a planespotter? Or, for that matter, aviation-obsessed teenagers who obsess over carrying out correct flight deck drills while playing Flight Simulator?

You'd be very surprised what it's possible to learn about safety-critical systems from freeware addons.

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Bugger the jetpack, where's my 21st-century Psion?

gazthejourno
(Written by Reg staff)

Re: Psion 5s and some "not very nice people"

This must be the first time I've ever read a dit about the IT department being threatened for offering to upgrade users' kit.

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eBay boss tells workers to ignore 'noisy' Icahn's PayPal sale campaign

gazthejourno
(Written by Reg staff)

Re: I agree with Carl Icahn

Is that you, Carl?

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Bletchley Park board member quits amid TNMOC split-off spat

gazthejourno
(Written by Reg staff)

Re: Eagle-eyed?

It's in a new paragraph for a good reason.

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Roll up, roll up for the Commentards' Ball

gazthejourno
(Written by Reg staff)

Dear commentard

You're about a week away from being zapped. Your 375 rejected posts from this account alone, plus the several hundred on your original account which you stopped using when you realised your spittle-flecked bile was being constantly rejected, should have warned you that the above angry drivel is not acceptable here on El Reg.

This is the second public warning I've given you. Do not labour under the illusion that clicking "Anonymous Coward" makes you invisible to the moderators. You're not. Next time there won't be a friendly public warning - that'll be it.

Hugs and kisses

El Mod

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BT's IPv6 EXPIRED security certificate left to rot on its website

gazthejourno
(Written by Reg staff)

Re: In a similar vein....

If you use the same email/password combo for El Reg comments as you do for something important (say, oh I dunno, your ISP login creds...), then you probably deserve the inevitable consequences.

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French youth faces court for illegal drone flight

gazthejourno
(Written by Reg staff)

Re: Re: Congratulations

"Whats that, my comment not authorised because it was not funny"

Correct.

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When are posts moderated?

gazthejourno
(Written by Reg staff)

Re: Re: When are posts moderated?

The comment moderation system is mostly a straight filter (certain naughty words etc). When it chooses to filter stuff, that gets bounced up to a human moderator for review - or auto-rejected, depending on certain factors it's probably not wise for me to reveal. Comment modding isn't our primary task so this can take a while for us to turn around.

There are some persistently abusive/legally problematic/won't use the corrections link commentards. These people are put into manual pre-moderation, where every single one of their comments has to pass manual review before being accepted.

Certain articles are also subject to manual pre-moderation. Tends to be in the case of writers or subjects which attract a lot of abusive comments. You want to visit our house and have a conversation, fine, but don't come in here and mug us off in front of our pals.

Occasionally there are stories about legal proceedings where the risk to us is too great to allow comments so we just switch them off altogether.

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Hackwatch

gazthejourno

Re: Hackwatch

A link. *whistles*

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Snowden documents show British digital spies use viruses and 'honey traps'

gazthejourno
(Written by Reg staff)

Re: Re: Blinkered Bernie Re: BlueGreenLoser ObnoxiousLiar Boring Bernie Pseudointelligence Coward

It is libellous to falsely accuse another of libel. On which note I'm going to retire into my private retrocausality.

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gazthejourno

Re: Mod hat on

You know, I might just ferret about in the cupboard and see if we've got a spare knocking about. Though I'm not sure how our techies would like being DoS'd by GCHQ every day...

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gazthejourno
(Written by Reg staff)

Mod hat on

As the more astute of you will see, posts have been deleted from this thread. Some of you have also earned yourself lengthy trips to the pre-moderation naughty step.

Keep it reasonably civil and on-topic. If you just want to shout naughty words at each other get yourselves an IRC channel.

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Imprisoned Norwegian mass murderer says PlayStation 2 is 'KILLING HIM'

gazthejourno
(Written by Reg staff)

Re: Re: If they were serious about punishment

The Norwegians believe in rehabiliation, to the point where Breivik's likely to be released in 15 years' time.

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IBM handing pink slips to Israel-based Diligent devs - reports

gazthejourno
(Written by Reg staff)

Re: Pink Slips?

The Reg is an international publication, so sometimes we do have to stoop to the Yanks' level... next time we'll call it a P45, just for you.

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Tuesday declared 'The Day we Fight Back' against NSA et al

gazthejourno
(Written by Reg staff)

Re: Re: BlueGreenLoser Re: And more of those non-EXISTANT jihadis.....

No, you're on premoderation because you broke the forum rules.

I'd have rejected the above post but I want to make it clear what is and isn't acceptable in our comment threads. The above mindless abuse is not. Kindly moderate your tone, or I shall do it for you.

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Google's SECRET contracts: Android lock-in REVEALED!

gazthejourno

Moderator note

Well done, commentard. You've just earned yourself a trip to the pre-moderation naughty step courtesy of me.

If you have difficulty understanding why this has happened to you, please refer to your seven identical rejected posts in conjunction with section 4 of the Reg Comments Guidelines.

Have a nice day.

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One good thing from the Flappy Birds crapp flap: It's a handy 'tech' media rating system

gazthejourno
(Written by Reg staff)

Re: deary, deary me

OK: it's all of them. Happy now?

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BBC, ITV gang up on YouView with 'FreeView Connect'

gazthejourno
(Written by Reg staff)

Re: Re: Starting Grid

I'm convinced our auto-modding system has a sense of humour and lets stuff like that through for the sheer insanity of it.

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Getting documents all too easy for Snowden

gazthejourno

Re: @Trevor_Pott

4) pretty much covers covers El Reg. With the advantage that I can write snarky responses about breakdancing on tramps every once in a while, as well as splattering the word "Glasshole" across Google and occasionally pissing off various script kiddies with my scintillating headlines.

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gazthejourno
(Written by Reg staff)

Re: Re: Register needs an alternative funding model and #MDFC

Yes, we all take bribes/worship St Maggie/venerate the ground that the Holy Saviour Murdoch walks upon here at El Reg. We also moonlight at the Copenhagen Zoo murdering giraffes and feeding them to the lions. I also personally went out of my way to grind my feet into the faces of the needy as I breakdanced my way to work across the malnourished stomachs of local tramps.

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Jean Michel Jarre: Je voudrais un MUSIC TAX sur VOTRE MOBE

gazthejourno
(Written by Reg staff)

Re: Re: what a silly chap

"TFL FTL" has an entirely different (and more accurate) meaning in my mind...

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BT scratches its head over MYSTERY Home Hub disconnections

gazthejourno
(Written by Reg staff)

Re: Troll-dee-dee, troll-dee-dah

Nicely spotted, ta. Unfortunately it's a reasonably regular commentard, so instead of zapping them outright I've put them on the manual moderate naughty step. Means the anonymous trolling won't get through, at least.

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'Maybe we haven't been clear enough about med records opt-out', admits NHS data boss

gazthejourno
(Written by Reg staff)

mod hat on

Get a room you two.

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Stephen Fry rewrites computer history again: This time it's serious

gazthejourno
(Written by Reg staff)

Re: The Reg...

Read the house rules for more info.

tl;dr Don't come here and slag us off in our own house. You wanna criticise us? By all means do so in a constructive manner. Or get a blog and rant in your preferred style.

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gazthejourno
(Written by Reg staff)

Re: El Reg 28/01 editorial objectives

I let this through the net, but only because it made oi larf.

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You shall not IT PASS! UK gov fishes tech catalogue out of bin as replacement stalls

gazthejourno
(Written by Reg staff)

Re: Champion for small business???

We saw you coming and built our entire comments system purely to annoy you.

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How to use the "report abuse" function

gazthejourno

How to use the "report abuse" function

El Reg forums has a "report abuse" link displayed on each comment. This is provided for you to flag spam and the like up to the forum moderators. We then review and deal with reported comments accordingly.

As per The Register's Comments Guidelines, section 14:

Do use the 'report comment' button – we take note of each one and often withdraw comments after complaints, and we're grateful for your assistance as spam and other unwelcome things do sometimes slip through – but don't abuse it. A differing opinion does not make reasonable grounds for reporting a comment. You may end up getting flagged if you continually file unwarranted reports.

Many comments reported to us over the last few weeks appear to be because commentards are losing arguments and misusing the "report abuse" button in the hope that views they don't agree with will be removed.

This will not happen.

Persistent abuse of the "report comment" function will result in your account(s) being flagged, which means everything you post will be manually pre-moderated, and thus take a long while to appear.

If you have any questions about this, please feel free to re-read the comments guidelines at the link above.

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IBM needs to sell its stuttering storage biz lines

gazthejourno
(Written by Reg staff)

Re: Re: Where's the Paris Hilton angle?

Indeedie. Take the headline and subhead together - Ginni Rometti is IBM's CEO.

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How flash storage raced from glory to despair in 2013

gazthejourno
(Written by Reg staff)

Official reply

From the article author, Chris Mellor:

"Think you're confusing current Skera skyHawk all-flash array with coming skyEagle product which has up to 500TB in its1U case - http://www.skyera.com/products/skyeagle/overview/

Repeated here - http://www.skyera.com/products/skyeagle/tech-specs/

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Your squirty insecticides make bumblebees SHRINK, warn boffins

gazthejourno
(Written by Reg staff)

Re: C/o Titling Department

Well, bugger. Wish I'd thought of that now :(

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Almost everyone read the Verizon v FCC net neutrality verdict WRONG

gazthejourno
(Written by Reg staff)

Re: How come...

That's a rather good idea. Will ping this to our tech team, cheers.

Various ideas are floating around Vulture Central at the moment to do with pagination - this sounds like an option we might take a look at.

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How to kill trolls and influence Apple people: A patent solution

gazthejourno
(Written by Reg staff)

Re: Re: A couple more suggestions

Under UK copyright law, the person commissioning(i.e. paying for) the photo owns the copyright - the specific example most of the textbooks give is your one of family portraits.

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We're not talking, so PAH: Violin Memory's big dogs blank sacked CEO

gazthejourno
(Written by Reg staff)

Re: Re: Something's fishy here

The system's a bit temperamental. Sometimes we're officially recognised, sometimes not. Happens to me too.

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Antarctic ice shelf melt 'lowest EVER recorded, global warming is NOT eroding it'

gazthejourno
(Written by Reg staff)

Re: *cough*

Tell us, do you know the difference between Australia and Antarctica?

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

gazthejourno
(Written by Reg staff)

mod hat on

I note you post anonymously when using this language. Sitting here at El Reg HQ, I can see who you are - and also know about your other account which you use when we filter out your bizarre ramblings from this one, anon or not. Kindly cease and desist from splattering the site in profanities.

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What is the difference between a drone, a model and a light plane?

gazthejourno

mod hat on

Thanks to all who pointed out what the aircraft actually are in the pics - have updated the image captions accordingly.

signed

one of Vulture Central's backroom gremlins

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