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400 posts • joined 15 May 2013
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.
Re: Re: Boneheaded
Good point, well made. Above comment nixed for assuming the guy's guilt.
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.
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.
Re: Re: Snakebite made with cider and lager?
Peculier's a strong enough brew on its on, let alone mixing it with cider!!!
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.
I'll give you a hint. The picture shows the full extent of Little Ecuador.
Re: Re: crayon
I have to hand moderate all this stuff, can we make the bunfighting shorter please.
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
Re: WHAT DID YOU FUCKING SAY TO ME???
Someone just reported this comment. I lol'd.
Re: Can't help feeing
a) today's Thursday
b) burger off.
Perhaps I oughta spend less time on the range and more time in the shops!
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.
And your position is?
Re: Good news
Your repeated prison fantasies are both bizarre and unwelcome. Take heed of your rejected 300+ posts and change the record.
<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.
Re: Re: @Jake
Quick, stop the internet - someone's OFFENDED.
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?
Re: Re: Taxes etc (Spike Milligan)
Alright, Milligan did exaggerate for comic effect in his memoirs but he certainly wasn't beating down the door of the recruiting office.
Re: Re: Baldly go?
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.
Re: Re: Transatlantic twonk
This was written by our US desk. Wind your necks in.
Watch it, matey...
Re: Repulsive picture
Allow me to extend to you my heartfelt feelings on this matter:
There, that's better.
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.
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.
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.
Re: Tim offered Steve his Liver...
Glad to see you read as far as the second paragraph.
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.
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.
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
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.
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?
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.
Re: Re: LOOSE != LOSE
Now that's useful feedback. Thanks for letting us know.
Re: LOOSE != LOSE
We would really have appreciated it if you'd used the "send corrections" link on the homepage.
A subeditor with a headache.
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.
Remove the S and it should load. We've updated the story.
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?
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.
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...
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".
Re: Re: The new man
Stop misbehaving or the Big Moderatorial Hammer of Justice will descend.
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.
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.
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.
That's Google News in trouble for providing links to the Financial Times and the Wall Street Journal that bypass their paywalls, then.
Re: C'mon, ElReg. Je suis Charlie!
We're not making a big fuss over it as there's no need to.