220 posts • joined 15 May 2013
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.
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.
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!
Please refrain from getting overly personal.
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.
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.
I see you've changed accounts again once you noticed the rantings were being rejected from your other one. Cute.
moderator hat on
Dr Bob Matthews. Stop being abusive, please. This is your one and only warning.
Re: You are full of fail too
Given that the meaning's unclear, I've added a "do" to the subhead.
A tree fell in the night.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Re: I agree with Carl Icahn
Is that you, Carl?
It's in a new paragraph for a good reason.
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
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.
Re: Re: Congratulations
"Whats that, my comment not authorised because it was not funny"
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.
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.
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...
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Re: deary, deary me
OK: it's all of them. Happy now?
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.
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.
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.
Re: Re: what a silly chap
"TFL FTL" has an entirely different (and more accurate) meaning in my mind...
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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Get a room you two.
Re: El Reg 28/01 editorial objectives
I let this through the net, but only because it made oi larf.
Re: Champion for small business???
We saw you coming and built our entire comments system purely to annoy you.
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Re: Re: Where's the Paris Hilton angle?
Indeedie. Take the headline and subhead together - Ginni Rometti is IBM's CEO.
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/
Re: C/o Titling Department
Well, bugger. Wish I'd thought of that now :(
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.
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.
Re: Re: Something's fishy here
The system's a bit temperamental. Sometimes we're officially recognised, sometimes not. Happens to me too.
Tell us, do you know the difference between Australia and Antarctica?
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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Thanks to all who pointed out what the aircraft actually are in the pics - have updated the image captions accordingly.
one of Vulture Central's backroom gremlins
- Updated Zucker punched: Google gobbles Facebook-wooed Titan Aerospace
- Elon Musk's LEAKY THRUSTER gas stalls Space Station supply run
- Android engineer: We DIDN'T copy Apple OR follow Samsung's orders
- Pics Audio fans, prepare yourself for the Second Coming ... of Blu-ray
- Microsoft: Windows version you probably haven't upgraded to yet is ALREADY OBSOLETE