* Posts by gazthejourno

376 posts • joined 15 May 2013

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Millions of voters are missing: It’s another #GovtDigiShambles

gazthejourno
(Written by Reg staff)

Re: Re: The cynical part of me...

It's electoral fraud to say that individuals who want to vote should register to vote themselves and not leave it to the "head of the household" (an outdated 1950s concept if there ever was one).

What a bizarre view of the world.

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Man hauled before beak for using drone to film Premiership matches

gazthejourno
(Written by Reg staff)

Re: Perjures?

Perjury is lying under oath so this chap hasn't perjured himself. Now if you talked about incriminating himself...

Interesting snippet - the plea ("guilty or not guilty?") is not taken under oath.

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I BEG YOU, mighty Jobs, TAKE MY LIVER, Cook told Apple's dying co-founder

gazthejourno
(Written by Reg staff)

Re: Re: Tim offered Steve his Liver...

a) The red badge means I am a mod.

b) You seem to have a fixation with sexuality. Feel free to express those views somewhere that isn't a tech news website.

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gazthejourno
(Written by Reg staff)

Re: Tim offered Steve his Liver...

Glad to see you read as far as the second paragraph.

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Optical Express 'ruined my life' attack site wins Nominet takedown battle

gazthejourno
(Written by Reg staff)

Moderator note

Comments on this story are now closed. If the plaintiffs from the article want to continue chucking accusations at each other, please do so somewhere else.

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Angry Austrian could turn Europe against the US - thanks to data

gazthejourno
(Written by Reg staff)

Re: Rendering issue?

Done - but next time please use the "send corrections" link at the bottom of the story. Not all comments get read, it was good fortune that one in this story tripped the moderation filter and brought me in.

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Ad bidding network caught slinging ransomware

gazthejourno
(Written by Reg staff)

Re: @Richard Jones 1 - The problem with such as Adblock

obligatory "El Reg is supported by ads, please whitelist us to continue reading more top-notch tech news" post

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Quantum computers have failed. So now for the science

gazthejourno
(Written by Reg staff)

Re: is it just me?

Opinions - in this case the author's opinion is that his paper was excellent and that he's got something cool to write about here. We're not passing ourselves off as a peer-reviewed scientific journal here.

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'Hi, I'm from Microsoft and I am GOING TO KILL YOU'

gazthejourno
(Written by Reg staff)

Re: People like this...

270 rejected posts. 800+ live. Not ONE of those has been posted as anything other than Anonymous Coward. Never stopped to think why you're on permanent pre-moderation?

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Snowden, NSA spying, hard drive malware ... what we need is a UN privacy watchdog!

gazthejourno
(Written by Reg staff)

Re: Re: hmm

What, exactly, would theft of your Reg forums login creds achieve? Apart from giving me a monumental headache as every skiddie on t'interweb starts spamming the place.

If you recycle your Reg login creds elsewhere, well, that's a silly thing to do.

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HAWKING ALERT: Leave planet Earth, find a new home. Stupid humans

gazthejourno
(Written by Reg staff)

Re: Re: LOOSE != LOSE

Now that's useful feedback. Thanks for letting us know.

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gazthejourno
(Written by Reg staff)

Re: LOOSE != LOSE

We would really have appreciated it if you'd used the "send corrections" link on the homepage.

Signed

A subeditor with a headache.

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Got $600 for every Win Server 2003 box you're running? Uh-oh

gazthejourno
(Written by Reg staff)

Re: Re: Over a barrel. ¿lots more security patches for RHEL?

Posting a link to someone's LinkedIn profile with one line saying "look, he worked for Microsoft" and summarily dismissing anything he has to say on Windows v Linux security isn't constructive.

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Facebook: Hey guys, come share all your securo-blunders with us!

gazthejourno
(Written by Reg staff)

Remove the S and it should load. We've updated the story.

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Keyless vehicle theft suspects cuffed after key Met Police, er, 'lockdown'

gazthejourno
(Written by Reg staff)

Re: It's unfortunate

You have 255 rejected comments, the vast majority of which consist of you fantasising about prisons, imprisonment in general or prison rape in particular. Is there something you want to share with the group?

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EE 'best' of the UK mobile network bunch, but how good is that?

gazthejourno
(Written by Reg staff)

Re: MOD and mobiles

A certain mobile operator's coverage map reckoned it had exceedingly good coverage of large areas in Wiltshire...

... the fact that those were the impact areas for Salisbury Plain Training Area (i.e. safe places for live artillery shells to land and explode!) and thus inaccessible to the public, much less to mobe operators wanting to put a mast up in the middle of nowhere, was seemingly beside the point.

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First look: Ordnance Survey lifts kimono on next-gen map app

gazthejourno
(Written by Reg staff)

I can also heartily commend to the house the DEFRA Magic Maps site, complete with its overlays of just about every dataset they have: MAGIC Maps.

Forget missing roads - I've just found out half the houses on my street are statutorily listed!

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Official: Turing's Bombe BETTER than a Concorde plane

gazthejourno
(Written by Reg staff)

Re: Re: Great stuff.

There's something very stirring about hearing four Rolls-Royce Olympus turbojets at max chat. Same experience can be had if you go and see the Vulcan before they ground it, incidentally...

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Breaking news: BBC FINALLY spots millions of mugshots on cop database

gazthejourno
(Written by Reg staff)

Actually you're wrong on most points there. Arrest means you're taken to a police station to have your mugshot, dabs and cheek (DNA) swab taken, if necessary by force. There are quite a few ways and means by which the police can arrest people, deprive them of their liberty for up to 36 hours, and then release them with no further charge.

By that point they've already got your sensitive personal data and it's on their databases, which is more often than not the undeclared point of the arrest aside from buggering you around. The only way to avoid that is if you are, miraculously, de-arrested at the scene. This happens to very, very few people - Green Party politician Jenny "don't you know who I am!" Jones is one of these.

"Helping with their enquiries" is not, and never has been, a euphemism for arrest. It is a euphemism for "being coerced into giving us information in a way that stops short of arrest because that triggers the need for a lawyer and a raft of legal protections which we find inconvenient".

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'YOUTUBE is EVIL': Somebody had a tape running, Google...

gazthejourno
(Written by Reg staff)

Re: Re: The new man

Stop misbehaving or the Big Moderatorial Hammer of Justice will descend.

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gazthejourno
(Written by Reg staff)

Re: elreg misquote

The quote is from David Lowery.

Which makes it plain that you've managed to misquote us while accusing us of misquoting someone else. Impressively dullardry.

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Oracle is BETTER at cloud than everyone else so NER, shouts Hurd (no Katz)

gazthejourno
(Written by Reg staff)

You want us to CHANGE the PICTURE of LARRY ELLISON?!?

Good gods, next they'll be asking for an area on here to write their thoughts on the articles! Someone hold me.

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Humanity can defeat SkyNet with BOOKS, says IT think tank

gazthejourno
(Written by Reg staff)

Re: Re: more titles and Asimov

I think his first and "zeroth" laws are fundamentally the most important.

They'll also get completely ignored. Robots have far too many tempting features for authoritarian and quasi-authoritarian regimes to ignore.

In addition, who defines "harm"? Are you "harmed" if your robot hands over evidence to the authorities of you driving at 78mph at 2am on the M1? Is humanity "harmed" if the entire Middle East is turned into a glass car park and repopulated with prison inmates from the West, a la Australia's settlement?

Too many seemingly objective principles are subordinate to subjective judgments at their root.

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Last Pirate in Brussels: Put ME in charge of yer IP treasure chest. Yarr!

gazthejourno
(Written by Reg staff)

That's Google News in trouble for providing links to the Financial Times and the Wall Street Journal that bypass their paywalls, then.

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C'mon, ElReg. Je suis Charlie![1]

gazthejourno
(Written by Reg staff)

Re: C'mon, ElReg. Je suis Charlie![1]

FYI:

https://twitter.com/TheRegister/status/553234306261204992

https://www.facebook.com/VultureCentral/photos/a.268239966533572.73242.206419956048907/908987735792122/

We're not making a big fuss over it as there's no need to.

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Watch out Seagate: Here comes WD with a hybrid flash/disk drive launch

gazthejourno
(Written by Reg staff)

Re: Really, El Reg...

Define an "assault rifle". In your own time...

Meanwhile I've turned the pic off, as it's a stock image that doesn't add a great deal here.

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UKIP website TAKES A KIP, but for why?

gazthejourno
(Written by Reg staff)

Re: I bet it was...

I appreciate you were being ironic, but consider this an official "thou shalt not do that again".

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gazthejourno
(Written by Reg staff)

See that great big "send tips and corrections" link at the bottom of the article? Use that instead of scribbling all over the comments section and then getting butthurt because you've been caught gobbing off.

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Elite:Dangerous goes TITSUP

gazthejourno
(Written by Reg staff)

Let me put this in simple terms.

If you don't like it, don't read it.

If you think we're somehow biased for reporting what's going on in the world, feel free to set up your own news website and tell the world how wonderful everything is.

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UFOs in the '50s skies? CIA admits: 'IT WAS US'

gazthejourno
(Written by Reg staff)

Re: I am outraged by you all

I come into work and this is the first thing I read in 2015. Here's hoping the rest of the year stays equally insane.

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Freedom of Info at 10: Tony Blair's WORST NIGHTMARE

gazthejourno

Re: Happy New Year

That comment was lucid and understandable. Who are you and what have you done with amanfrommars?!

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Hackers pop German steel mill, wreck furnace

gazthejourno
(Written by Reg staff)

Re: @ gazthejourno (was: Re: @AC "9 hrs" (was: Gawd/ess.))

I blame the Christmas spirits. Hic!

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gazthejourno
(Written by Reg staff)

Re: @AC "9 hrs" (was: Re: Gawd/ess.)

Because hoping someone's family is caught in a bomb blast isn't very nice.

Hugs and kisses

El Mod

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Sucker for punishment? Join Sony's security team

gazthejourno
(Written by Reg staff)

Re: Re: "... face future action over any losses Sony incurs"

Try looking at the icon before biting.

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Blind justice: Google lawsuit silences elected state prosecutor

gazthejourno
(Written by Reg staff)

Re: Whitewash?

Shut up! They promised us all free Mariah Carey cassettes if we just shilled for them like the corporate MSM! Don't spoil this!

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GCHQ: We can't track crims any more thanks to Snowden

gazthejourno
(Written by Reg staff)

Re: The clueless will pay for their ignorance

Is this the first time you've decided not to call him "Snow job"? I only ask because I got so bored of reading it I just hit reject on your comments as soon as I saw it.

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Welsh council rapped for covert spying on sick leave worker

gazthejourno
(Written by Reg staff)

mod hat on

Mind your language. Those who know who I mean, know who I mean.

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US Navy's LASER CANNON WARSHIP: USS Ponce sent to Gulf

gazthejourno
(Written by Reg staff)

Re: Re: AC Re: AC AC "...under the terms of the Geneva Convention it can't be used...."

I'm rejecting the rest of your rants, Matt Bryant, because we don't work on Sunday nights and that's why eleventy bazillion of your increasingly bizarre posts are clogging up my pre-mod queue.

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Git thee behind me, Git crit security bug!

gazthejourno
(Written by Reg staff)

Re: Talk about cr*p journalism

Actually that was me misreading someone's rant about this one sent to the corrections email address. I thought we'd misquoted the Git folks when that wasn't the case. Originally it was right, then it wasn't (which you spotted), now I've put it back to how it was.

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Brit GUN NUT builds WORKING SNIPER RIFLE at home out of scrap metal!

gazthejourno

Wot Peter2 said. I'm obviously so terrified of guns that I'd never dream of building my own... oh, wait.

What a clueless blowhard.

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gazthejourno

Re: Meh.

Oh, agreed - the real work was done by the gunsmith, who fabricated a thin bushing to get the barrel to time correctly, and headspacing it with a big tray of bolt heads and a set of go/no go gauges.

Mind you, given the space available there wasn't time to write about setting up the sights (ever tried to do that when the rearsight isn't true? Damn that axis pin - might have been bent as well as peened), the weeks of patient work it took to bed the thing properly, and my Heath Robinson solution to correcting the offset zero.

3MOA - worth bearing in mind factory reject standard for the No.4 was 4MOA. In addition, the bedding on this one could be a lot better and the barrel's an all-but-shot-out 1955 Mk.2 unit. With some proper attention I know I could easily add a minute to the accuracy, but for now it's fun and it's mine.

I don't have the money for an as-new original stock No.4 barrel (~£600+) and I certainly don't have the money to order a custom barrel, bearing in mind the condition of the receiver it's going onto. I'll keep that money for my target rifle!

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gazthejourno

Re: You did vary your certificate...

Read the bootnotes.

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Did rock-hard aliens turn young Earth MOIST? New probe data emerges

gazthejourno
(Written by Reg staff)

Re: Do only horny young boys write article titles for The Register?

Actually no, you're not getting the oxygen of publicity. Bye bye!

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The Pirate Bay SUNK: It vanishes after Swedish data center raid

gazthejourno
(Written by Reg staff)

Re: Hahaa!

Some points:

a) "Feuer frei" is not a Nazi slogan. It's the German command for "fire at will" and is still used to this day by the Bundeswehr.

b) Rammstein are not Nazis. See the lyrics of "Links 2 3 4" (which, before you start babbling on, is the German equivalent of "left right left", as you might hear the Garrison Sergeant Major of London District bellowing during the Trooping of the Colour)

c) If you really want to listen to Nazi-inspired metal, look up Hansyl und Gretl.

d) Stop taking whatever it is that prompts you to write such complete and utter bilge. After ceasing, investigate the function of the enter key with regard to paragraphs.

Have a nice day.

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Sacre block! French publishers to sue Adblock maker – report

gazthejourno

Re: @John Brown advertising are getting increasingly peeved

It's worth feeding that back via Reg Forums. It's no guarantee we'll stop running those sorts of ads (hey, money's money and without it I'd have to get a proper job) but we take all feedback into account.

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gazthejourno

Re: advertising are getting increasingly peeved

Showing the ad, as far as I know, rather than clickthroughs - but then again I'm not on the commercial side of the house (ignorance is strength!) so I could be completely wrong there.

Quite a lot of our ads aren't Flash-dependent. Now I'm not saying disabling Flash doesn't mean we at Vulture Central eat fewer beans in the evenings, but...

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gazthejourno
(Written by Reg staff)

Re: Re: advertising are getting increasingly peeved

If you like what you read here, we politely ask that you whitelist us from your ad-blocker. We're mostly supported by ads - if people don't see the ads, that's a hit we're taking.

By all means turn the adblockers up to max on all the other tech news sites, though.

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The Great Unwatched: BBC hails glorious digital future for Three

gazthejourno
(Written by Reg staff)

We had to refer it to the BBC PR and Compliance Department for their permission. I'm terribly sorry, but you must understand how these things work in the real media world.

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gazthejourno
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moderator note

Thanks to the 94,000,000 of you who wrote in to point out the origins of Only Connect, we think Yugguy's probably got the point now.

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