292 posts • joined 15 May 2013
You got the meaning, though.
Re: "NAE, Jimmy"?
Och aye the noo, etc.
Re: Re: Pedant/Correction Alert
Er, yes, about that. Brain/finger interface malfunction between ms and µs when abbrev'ing the units. Mea culpa.
And your point, because I'm sure you have one?
Re: Re: Apologies for not arguing at all
Actually no - we're not cool with people being personal about Reg scribes. Your previous comment was just over the line from fair comment into a personal jibe, which ain't cool.
Re: Re: Bytes?
Next time why not use the "tips and corrections" link bottom right of the article?
Re: Not bad enough...
This IS CoTW ...
Sigh. Clearly my work here is unappreciated.
General moderator comment
Keep it civil, please, folks.
Re: Re: So if you find any errors or omissions...
Indeed it does - though it also seems to think HMS Belfast is a street running along the South Bank and not the WW2 cruiser moored alongside it.
Re: It is the defined centre of London
Ah, the danger of Wiki. The statue is not the centre point of London, although it is very close - there is, in fact, a small brass plate let into the road surface which defines the true centre of London. Which, incidentally, was the original location of the Charing Cross monument. The one outside Charing Cross station, in the forecourt, was a tourist gimmick erected by the owners of the hotel which sits on top of the station.
Re: How long until the lawsuits?
Strangely enough, "abstracting electricity" is a criminal offence in England and Wales. http://www.cps.gov.uk/legal/s_to_u/sentencing_manual/abstracting_electricity/
Re: Re: Independence?
Are you for real?
Re: So basically, Lovecraft was right?
I read The Rats in the Walls years and years ago but never did remember the title. Thanks for triggering my memory, I've been looking out it for it ever since.
It's all done at top secret level so we can't discuss it further. You didn't think we'd reveal ALL the secrets of the Great Register Machine of Tardmangling in one screencap, did you?
Re: Just went to log in to upvote a comment
I really hope you have changed your password in the two hours between your posting this and me approving it...
Re: Rich toffs?
"£10 a year" is a bit of a reductio ad absurdum comparison - you don't say that your annual rail season ticket costs £14.30 a day when you're actually coughing up £5,000 upfront. It's a fixed statutory cost that must be met in full; shooters don't have the luxury of depreciating it over a number of years.
Ammo - for competition grade ammunition that I shoot in county level matches I'm looking at between 96p and £1.01 per round for top-grade factory stuff. By shopping around and compromising a bit on quality I could probably knock 10 or 15p per round off that price; more if I handloaded my own ammunition. Practice ammunition runs at anything between 35p/rd for dodgy ex-military stuff recycled from machine gun belts and 40-50p/rd for ammo that will at least hit the target reliably, if with little consistency.
A typical match for me is between 24rds and 50rds fired in a day, and some matches last for a full weekend; that could be up to £100+ that literally goes up (off) in smoke.
Even for pottering with my old Enfield, I'm still paying 45p+ per round. That adds up quite quickly when you're playing with the world's fastest bolt-action rifle...
Re: Did you read this?
Have you read beyond the headlines?
Re: HP Storage ROCKS!!!!
Well, at least you're open about your affiliation.
Re: Here is a hypothetical for you
It's not often I feel driven to say this with my work hat on...
You, sir, are talking complete horseshit. Kindly do not accuse Reg staffers of fabricating stories again.
In the interests of transparency, I spotted the tweets and tipped off Jasper myself. He then did all the legwork, contacted Neil Cooper and wrote the story. The "bomb" tweet is very clearly screencapped in the article itself. Cooper seems to have protected his account just after we published the story.
Enjoy permanent pre-moderation, by the way. You don't get away with making accusations like that about us in our own house.
Re: Manufactured story
Your tinfoil hat's slipping, AC. You seem to have confused El Reg with the Guardian.
No Register journalist manufactures stories. If they were (bearing in mind we have a subs' desk precisely to interrogate and corroborate everything we publish - there's no unverified/subless publishing here), they would cease to be a Register journalist in short order. Easy as that.
Please feel free to continue posting your conspiracy theories on a website whose URL doesn't end in theregister.co.uk.
I can confirm that's pretty much the same as what I heard him ask the plod press office down the phone.
Re: Quit news period!?
And the IT angle for those is what, exactly?
Re: And the point is?
You have to remember that senior police employees are obsessed with image and reputation management. A bit of lighthearted fun by the troops distracts the media from the deadly serious PR battle for control of the pages and airwaves. Such distractions could result in a missed promotion opportunity or a smaller pension ... and that just isn't acceptable in modern British policing.
Re: Errr neither post was criticising El Reg
Calling something on the Register a "complete non-story" is criticism, my dear chap.
End of correspondence. Have a nice day.
Re: Why are you not allowing me to comment on this story
Because you're a) a new user, and so subject to manual pre-moderation on all posts, and b) you're directly criticising El Reg, which is not permitted hereabouts. Read the comment guidelines to learn more: http://www.theregister.co.uk/2012/02/01/register_comments_guidelines/
Let's hope so.
Quite a few times, though admittedly it's the version that begins "A Frenchman went to the lavatory..."
Re: Re: Not wanting to defend plod, but
This sounds like advice borne of experience...
"Massively popular consumer thing is DEAD!" - once, er, it's no longer massively popular with consumers.
I won't be holding my breath.
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.
/quiet afternoon of moderation
Re: Re: Oz Re: Erroneous Cowherd Contempt
Be less abusive. Easy as that.
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.
Re: What fools
Says the user with almost 700 posts and who never once appears to have posted without the "anonymous coward" tag.
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)
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.
Re: Feature request: Per-Author pre-moderation setting.
Or you could try, you know, obeying the forum rules. They're hardly onerous.
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.
Good point, well made - and added to the article.
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?
Re: Alternative to YouTube
Whenever I read the word "Dailymotion" it always makes me think of a regular bowel movement.
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.
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?
Re: Off topic
We're a multinational publication. Bite us.
Re: different terminology please
You're not familiar with the Register's style or tone, are you?
Re: Re: Help!
People still vote Lib Dem? How quaint.
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.
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.
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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