* Posts by gazthejourno

428 posts • joined 15 May 2013

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Stop taking drug advice from Kim Kardashian on Twitter, sighs watchdog

gazthejourno
(Written by Reg staff)

Re: Re: Drugs for morning sickness...

Not all of us are in the retirement home just yet, y'know. I had to Google Sam Fox (and thank feck there's no IT nazis at Reg Towers when I hit image search!)

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Windows 10 Start menu replacements shifting like hot cakes

gazthejourno
(Written by Reg staff)

Re: Bias

What is "Binux"?

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German railways upgrade their comms tech from 2G to 4G

gazthejourno

It took me a bloody long time to find an actual picture of a GSM-R cab radio for our image library. You'll find we've used it in a few places, all entirely within context. Though I must admit I have no idea what type of train it's in!

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Stop forcing benefits down my throat and give me hard cash, dammit

gazthejourno
(Written by Reg staff)

Re: Re: @James51 @Davedavedave

Thanks. I'm leaving the reported post up (else the rest of the thread makes no sense) but he's now on the pre-moderation naughty step for the foreseeable future.

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BOFH: My diary is MINE and mine alone, you petty HR gimps

gazthejourno
(Written by Reg staff)

Whoops. The two section tags are next to each other - should be fixed in a few moments.

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UK's first 'DIY DAB' multiplex goes live in Brighton

gazthejourno
(Written by Reg staff)

Re: Well done El Reg

Not at all. Laptop Girl was a running Reg joke for donkeys' years, in the same vein as "that" Andrew Neil pic in Private Eye.

Might resurrect her, actually...

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Contractors who used Employee Beneficiary Trusts are in HMRC's sights

gazthejourno
(Written by Reg staff)

Re: "Extra" Beneficiary Trust??

Curses. Fixed.

Please note the "send corrections" link is provided for this sort of thing.

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UK.gov makes total pig's ear of attempt to legalise home CD ripping

gazthejourno
(Written by Reg staff)

Re: Re: Has anybody ever been convicted of format shifting?

Are you kidding? The police love it when loads of tiny and pointless criminal offences come onto the books, it makes meeting arrest targets and securing senior officers' pensions so much easier.

Why put time and effort into catching FGM merchants when you can arrest people for writing words on the internet...

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Dead device walking: Apple iPod Touch 6th generation

gazthejourno
(Written by Reg staff)

Re: Page 2 of The Reg's iPod review...

This has happened before and came down to a problem with iOS, the app store and a certain sequence of actions at the user end.

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Here's why Whittingdale kicked a subscription BBC into the future

gazthejourno
(Written by Reg staff)

Re: Re: Need an opt out

Wrong. As of the 2015 budget it's road tax again.

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Did speeding American manhole cover beat Sputnik into space? Top boffin speaks to El Reg

gazthejourno
(Written by Reg staff)

Re: No manhole covers involved

I stood on a concrete manhole cover once. It cracked; I stepped off. The next person to stand on it fell in.

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The 'echo chamber' effect misleading people on climate change

gazthejourno
(Written by Reg staff)

Re: Re: Political Bullshit

I agree. We should immediately execute dissenters who threaten humanity by questioning what experts tell them. It's for their own good.

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gazthejourno
(Written by Reg staff)

The Indy may have started out trying to occupy the middle ground but in recent years it's made the Daily Mirror look like a frothy-mouthed bastion of fascism.

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Shapps launches probe into Wikimedia UK over self-pluggery allegs

gazthejourno
(Written by Reg staff)

Re: Toys rapidly exiting the pram

Except that isn't an accurate reflection of the known facts in this particular case, if you read any of the coverage beyond the Guardian's original credulous "oh look, naughty Tory" version of events. See here: http://www.theregister.co.uk/2015/04/30/grant_shapps_may_not_have_been_wiki_fiddling/

Having just accepted personal liability for a potentially defamatory status by accepting your comment, I am duty bound to point this out.

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Assange™'s emotional plea for asylum in France rejected

gazthejourno
(Written by Reg staff)

Re: Re: AC Re: France...

Enough on the femi-[insert pejorative du jour here] please.

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Robo-taxis, what are they good for? Er, the environment and traffic

gazthejourno
(Written by Reg staff)

Re: Gas?

We have an Australian and a US newsdesk who use their own spellings during their hours. Bite us.

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New Forum Wishlist - but read roadmap first

gazthejourno
(Written by Reg staff)

Re: Re: Feature request: Mod rejection reason

Try not to imply other forum users are stupid. That's exactly the sort of thing which gets comments rejected.

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Three things you need to break down those company silos

gazthejourno
(Written by Reg staff)

If you want to advertise your company's wares (take note of your 4 rejected comments), you pay for an advert.

One warning only. Next time it's an instant zap.

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Pirate MEP pranks Telegraph with holiday snap scaremongering

gazthejourno
(Written by Reg staff)

Re: Re: I doubt it's hard to prank them

The Telegraph's online edition has no sub-editors - they publish directly to web without any proofreading or fact-checking of any sort

Given that everyone needs a good subbing (even yours truly: I make a cringeworthy number of typos and suchlike when I'm actually writing rather than editing), it's a recipe for disaster. And this is what you get as a result.

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NetApp cackles as cheaper FlashRay lurches out of the door

gazthejourno
(Written by Reg staff)

Moderator note

It's lovely that NetApp folk are posting here and great that you're mentioning you're from NetApp (which makes a nice change from other storage firms, naming no names...). But please try and contribute something meaningful rather than just linking to your spec sheets/marketing blogs/etc.

Ta

El Mod

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UK.gov loses crucial battle in home-taping war with musicians

gazthejourno
(Written by Reg staff)

Re: Plastic Waste

I think we should ban people who call for kneejerk bans. They are polluting our national discourse on an industrial level. I, however, will be the first to shed a tear as I myself have called for many kneejerk bans in the past but if bans are to be respected by the public then the ban pollution must stop.

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AdBlock aims to send filthy malverts on one-way LSD trip

gazthejourno
(Written by Reg staff)

Re: Funding The Register

We get advertising money from all the big tech firms, not just MS. We then slag them all off, or occasionally pat them on the head. They enjoy this and pay us to do more of the same.

I'll let you lot draw the obvious inference...

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Farewell then, Mr Elop: It wasn't actually your fault

gazthejourno
(Written by Reg staff)

Re: Elop dropped after failed phone flopped

You pitching for my job?

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Fess up: which one of you Galaxies made all that gas?

gazthejourno
(Written by Reg staff)

Re: And then correct the correction of the correction

Alright alright, that'll do.

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NSA slapdown prompts Privacy Int'l to file new lawsuit against GCHQ

gazthejourno
(Written by Reg staff)

Re: Re: Boring Bernie Re: Boring Bernie Marsbarbrain Waiting for Matt...

Enough, children.

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NOBODY reading your Facebook post? TOUGH LUCK, sez Zuck

gazthejourno
(Written by Reg staff)

Re: Adblock

We'd be happier (and richer) if you'd whitelist us.

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Israeli firm gets legal on Indian techie over ISP ad injection spat

gazthejourno
(Written by Reg staff)

oo EEE oo EEE, oo oo ooh, ooh ooh ooooo ooh

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Windows and OS X are malware, claims Richard Stallman

gazthejourno
(Written by Reg staff)

Re: Re: So what did YOU do then ?

Whoever spam reported this comment (I won't name and shame you, for now), don't do it again. The "report comment" function will not be misused because you're too lazy to form a coherent argument against a comment you dislike. Persistent abuse will land you on the pre-moderation naughty step.

Here endeth the lesson.

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Backpage child sex trafficking lawsuit nixed thanks to 'internet freedoms'

gazthejourno
(Written by Reg staff)

It's on manual pre-moderation, being a particularly sticky legal story. And approving comments comes way down our list of priorities.

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Reach for the popcorn: Obama opens personal presidential Twitter account

gazthejourno
(Written by Reg staff)

Re: "half a million followers in an hour or so"

Entirely consistent. Numerals 1-9 are spelled out in full; larger numbers are expressed in figures; eyecatching numbers get the full digit treatment.

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Feds: Bloke 'HACKED PLANE controls' – from his PASSENGER seat

gazthejourno
(Written by Reg staff)

Re: Re: Boneheaded

Good point, well made. Above comment nixed for assuming the guy's guilt.

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Californians get first chance to be RUN OVER by a GOOGLE ROBOT

gazthejourno
(Written by Reg staff)

Re: "£900bn"?

He did say that. I can't be bothered trying to find his reasoning because, being frank, he's been voted out now and is thus an irrelevance.

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Look out, law abiding folk: UK’s Counter-Extremism Bill slithers into view

gazthejourno
(Written by Reg staff)

Re: Re: captain veg Re: as long as you obey the letter of the law.....

It boils down to political control of the justice system through the DPP. By the letter of the law Choudray did, repeatedly, break it. But the political will wasn't there to prosecute and imprison him.

I have a theory that he was allowed to continue because he acted as an excellent lightning rod for the mentalists, sparing MI5 a lot of work in tracking them down.

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VENOM virtual vuln proves less poisonous than first feared

gazthejourno
(Written by Reg staff)

Re: Re: Snakebite made with cider and lager?

Peculier's a strong enough brew on its on, let alone mixing it with cider!!!

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RAF radar station crew begs public for cash to buy gaming LAN kit

gazthejourno
(Written by Reg staff)

Re: Re: *ULTRA* reliable!

I am told modern anti-aircraft radars are capable of painting an actual picture of the target's outline on the operator's screen, allowing visual identification the old-fashioned way many tens of miles away. That suggests some kind of super-duper-ultra-mega-high frequency setup.

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Swedish Supreme Court keeps AssangeTM in Little Ecuador

gazthejourno
(Written by Reg staff)

Re: Little

I'll give you a hint. The picture shows the full extent of Little Ecuador.

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Airbus to sue NSA, German spies accused of swiping tech secrets

gazthejourno
(Written by Reg staff)

Re: Re: crayon

I have to hand moderate all this stuff, can we make the bunfighting shorter please.

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French BIONIC EYE sits IN your peeper, feeds infrared light into nerves

gazthejourno
(Written by Reg staff)

Re: A bit large?

Well, that's the size the IEEE would have us believe: http://spectrum.ieee.org/tech-talk/biomedical/bionics/blind-patients-will-soon-try-a-new-bionic-eye

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Who thinks Microsoft Edge SUCKS? Erm, Microsoft

gazthejourno
(Written by Reg staff)

Re: WHAT DID YOU FUCKING SAY TO ME???

Someone just reported this comment. I lol'd.

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Burger me! Microsoft's chainsaw rampage through sacred cow herd

gazthejourno
(Written by Reg staff)

Re: Can't help feeing

a) today's Thursday

b) burger off.

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DARPA's made a SELF-STEERING 50-cal bullet – with video proof

gazthejourno
(Written by Reg staff)

Perhaps I oughta spend less time on the range and more time in the shops!

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Barclays, Halifax and Tesco still being gnawed by POODLE

gazthejourno
(Written by Reg staff)

Re: El Reg is not vulnerable....

Yes, and? This is a discussion board with no private-messaging facility. Everything you post on here is public, except for the ranty/legally troublesome stuff that me and the other mods remove. What good would implementing SSL achieve?

I've said it before, I'll say it again. If you're reusing your El Reg login creds elsewhere, you're doing it ALL wrong.

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WHY can't Silicon Valley create breakable non-breakable encryption, cry US politicians

gazthejourno
(Written by Reg staff)

And your position is?

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DRM is NOT THE LAW, I AM THE LAW, says JUDGE DREDD

gazthejourno
(Written by Reg staff)

Re: Good news

Your repeated prison fantasies are both bizarre and unwelcome. Take heed of your rejected 300+ posts and change the record.

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Ad-blocking is LEGAL: German court says Ja to browser filters

gazthejourno
(Written by Reg staff)

<obligatory "please don't use Adblock etc on El Reg because ads pay the bills and bring you the stories you like to read" post>

If the ads are resource-hogging monstrosities, tell us. We have pulled campaigns before for blatantly taking the piss with giant Flash abortions.

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High on bath salts, alleged Norse god attempts tree love

gazthejourno
(Written by Reg staff)

Re: Re: @Jake

Quick, stop the internet - someone's OFFENDED.

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gazthejourno
(Written by Reg staff)

Re: Re: He did not commit the other crime

You acknowledge that one cop is in jail awaiting trial for murder while claiming if the victims stood still, they'd still be alive.

Here's a thought: perhaps the man killed by being shot in the back was running away precisely because the police employee telegraphed his intent to murder?

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America was founded on a dislike of taxes, so how did it get the IRS?

gazthejourno
(Written by Reg staff)

Re: Re: Taxes etc (Spike Milligan)

"Willingly?!"

Alright, Milligan did exaggerate for comic effect in his memoirs but he certainly wasn't beating down the door of the recruiting office.

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To BALDLY GO where few have gone before: NASA 'naut twin to spend YEAR IN SPAACE

gazthejourno
(Written by Reg staff)

Re: Re: Baldly go?

<moderator hat>

Thou shalt not abuse the report function to settle an argument by trying to get unremarkable posts removed. Put on your big girl panties and argue it out between yourselves.

</moderator hat>

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Ex-cop: Holborn fireball comms outage cover for £200m bling heist gang

gazthejourno
(Written by Reg staff)

Re: Re: Transatlantic twonk

This was written by our US desk. Wind your necks in.

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