Unless you're a fruity lawyer, apparently.
440 posts • joined 15 May 2013
Unless you're a fruity lawyer, apparently.
Hi Larry. In what world did you think using the "report comment" button in the middle of a reasoned discussion with a Reg staffer was an intelligent idea?
Thanks to that stupid decision of yours, you're now on permanent pre-moderate. Enjoy!
Emails sent to you both...
* idiocy of.
This ... this is special.
I don't know the precise details (it's a commercial thing - editorial and commercial here are two completely separate operations, and never the twain shall meet) but as far as I know we earn our shekels through displaying the ads as well as clicks.
So please do whitelist us. Those Friday afternoon beers won't pay for themselves, y'know!
Did you tell us about that ad at the time?
We're pretty hot on nixing crappy ads like that precisely because it narks everyone and encourages readers to de-whitelist us from their adblockers.
The ads pay everyone's wages here and we quite like having food and a roof overhead. Support El Reg, whitelist us today!
You make a very good point. Accordingly we're locking comments on this story.
What, you're about to go on Wiki and delete the evidence that disproves your argument?
They're biased alright - they just like to cover it up by loudly insisting they're unbiased and therefore anyone calling them out must, ipso facto, be biased themselves.
Way back when the UEA climategate emails first came out, exposing the web of lies the anti-global cooling industry was built on, the BBC's first report was along the lines of "emails have been leaked from a climate institute. There is nothing to worry about". As someone who, at the time, didn't know or care about the global cooling debate, it was confusing and very obviously one-sided. It spurred me to look at newspaper websites to discover that the entire heart of the global warming industry had been torn out and laid bare, destroying what I now know to be a core part of BBC editorial belief.
Since then I've never trusted the BBC news website to give a complete picture of what's going on. At best it's a pointer towards what young, left-wing, London-dwelling arts graduates think should be important. And Andrew Neil on Sundays.
Which only works for them because of a giant captive market twice daily.
It's almost as if you clicked looking for something to get outraged about, didn't find it, and decided to shoot your mouth off anyway. Funny, that.
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!)
What is "Binux"?
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!
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.
Whoops. The two section tags are next to each other - should be fixed in a few moments.
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...
Please note the "send corrections" link is provided for this sort of thing.
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...
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.
Wrong. As of the 2015 budget it's road tax again.
I stood on a concrete manhole cover once. It cracked; I stepped off. The next person to stand on it fell in.
I agree. We should immediately execute dissenters who threaten humanity by questioning what experts tell them. It's for their own good.
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.
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.
Enough on the femi-[insert pejorative du jour here] please.
We have an Australian and a US newsdesk who use their own spellings during their hours. Bite us.
Try not to imply other forum users are stupid. That's exactly the sort of thing which gets comments rejected.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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...
You pitching for my job?
Alright alright, that'll do.
We'd be happier (and richer) if you'd whitelist us.
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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.
It's on manual pre-moderation, being a particularly sticky legal story. And approving comments comes way down our list of priorities.
Entirely consistent. Numerals 1-9 are spelled out in full; larger numbers are expressed in figures; eyecatching numbers get the full digit treatment.
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.
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.
Peculier's a strong enough brew on its on, let alone mixing it with cider!!!
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.
I have to hand moderate all this stuff, can we make the bunfighting shorter please.
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