* Posts by Les Matthew

527 posts • joined 17 Apr 2007

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Night out in London tonight: Beer, Reg and platform wars

Les Matthew

Re: Pah!

"Windows lusers are nothing like me!!"

Correct, this windows user doesn't resort to infantile name calling.

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Blade Runner 2049 review: Scott's vision versus Villeneuve's skill

Les Matthew

Re: This could make me visit the cinema

"Just gotta decide which DVD version of the original I'm gonna watch again beforehand."

The Final Cut.

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Angst in her pants: Alleged US govt leaker Reality Winner stashed docs in her pantyhose

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Mushroom

Re: 10 Years? Fck!

Hasn't The U.S.A. been at war with somebody or other for the last 50 years?

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Microsoft and Facebook's transatlantic cable completed

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Re: We've all been there.

I've seen the light.

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Mad scientist zaps himself to determine the power of electric eel shocks

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Coat

Re: Once More, With Eeling

Eeling Comedy?

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Blighty’s beloved Big Ben bell ends, may break Brexit bargain

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Bell ends

Would that be the ones in the nearby Houses of Parliament?

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Juno beams back first closeups of Jupiter's unsightly red acne

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Red spot storm

After viewing all the images the whole planet looks like one huge storm.

I rarely if ever use the word "awesome" but it is fitting here I think.

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PC sales are up across Europe. You read that right. PC sales are up

Les Matthew
Joke

I always file

Death of the desktop PC

With

"Paperless office" and "Year of linux on the desktop".

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Europe will fine Twitter, Facebook, Google etc unless they rip up T&Cs

Les Matthew

Re: Totalitarianism

"Glad were out of the shit."

Actually, we're still in it. The EU that is.

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BONG! Lasers crack Big Ben frequency riddle BONG! No idea what to do with this info BONG!

Les Matthew
Happy

I can only imagine

what this thread would have been like if they had used DONG instead of BONG.

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Licence-fee outsourcer Capita caught wringing BBC tax from vulnerable

Les Matthew

Best joke ever

“not reflect the high standards we expect.”

This is Capita.

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Streetmap loses appeal against Google Maps dominance judgement

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"lack of scroll wheel zoom"

Works for me in Pale Moon.

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Trump signs 'no privacy for non-Americans' order – what does that mean for rest of us?

Les Matthew

Re: Trump has become more deranged

I should read all the comments before posting, though mine is a UK translation. :)

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Les Matthew
Mushroom

Re: Trump has become more deranged

You put your head between your legs and kiss your arse goodbye.

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Plump Trump dumps TPP trade pump

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executive order

Can anyone tell me what constraints there are on Executive Orders?

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Boffins link ALIEN STRUCTURE ON VENUS to Solar System's biggest ever grav wave

Les Matthew

Re: This is a job for...

Aha, it must be down to the Treens.

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Oi, Mint 18.1! KEEP UP! Ubuntu LTS love breeds a laggard

Les Matthew

Re: Mint v Updating Windows.

Having recently had to do a fresh windows 7 install I can assure you that windows update churns away for hours just looking for updates.

After approx 12 hours and still no result I gave up and used WSUS Offline.

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Les Matthew

Re: Mint v Updating Windows.

Sod windows update.

WSUS Offline

http://download.wsusoffline.net/

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Higher tech prices ARE here to stay. It's Mr Farage's new Britain

Les Matthew

Re: Brexit means brexit. Mail & Express

"But the Express, used to be an OK paper"

http://johncooperclarke.com/poems/you-never-see-a-nipple-in-the-daily-express

That was from the 1970's

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Married man arrives at A&E with wedding ring stuck on todger

Les Matthew

Re: Now that you've gone..

That would be the alternate version by Freda Pain. :)

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Tesco Bank limits online transactions after fraud hits thousands

Les Matthew

Re: Is this different?

Don't know if this is connected but EE is offline at this time.

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New UK trade deals would not compensate for loss of single market membership

Les Matthew
FAIL

Re: Really ....

"should build up our navy, airforce and army using ONLY British built products"

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/uknews/defence/12128889/Royal-Navys-warships-face-major-engine-refit-amid-reliability-concerns.html

Built by BAE.

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BBC's Britflix likely dead before the ink has even dried on the news

Les Matthew
Big Brother

"Government representation on the board, they could have prevent self-serving nonsense like this."

And replaced it with their own self-serving nonsense.

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Windows 10 Pro Anniversary Update tweaked to stop you disabling app promos

Les Matthew

"I want to know what to avoid"

It would appear the simple answer to this is Windows.

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Last panel in place, China ready to boot up giant telescope

Les Matthew

Re: Creeping Americanisation

"Well, they are called Allen keys for a start..."

That's actually a trademark and its use is discouraged if not made by them.

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London Stock Exchange's German mega-merger: It's a go, despite Brexit

Les Matthew

Re: Do not think so

"How this will pan out after article 50 is invoked is in "God only knows" territory"

I think that applies to just about everything.

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Michael Gove says Britain needs to create its own DARPA

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and which has given me so much

Certainly did with expenses.

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Wales gives anti-vaping Blockleiters a Big Red Panic Button

Les Matthew

Re: rubbish

"clouds of vapour out of vehicles during rush-hours"

Isn't that carbon monoxide?

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UK Home Sec wants Minority Report-style policing – using your slurped data

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Big Brother

I've carried out my own predictive analytics

and have come to the conclusion that just about every crime against the freedoms of the British public will originate from here:

https://www.google.co.uk/maps/@51.4994794,-0.1248092,15z

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AMD to nibble the ankles of Nvidia this summer with 14nm FinFET GPUs

Les Matthew

"Not to mention the crap update and 'enhancement' bloatware that comes with them"

Custom install can sort that for you, on nvidia that is.

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Brits leave 138,000 gadgets in the pub

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FAIL

Missing item

138,000 devices and one daughter.

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Australian cops rush to stop 2AM murder of … a spider

Les Matthew

Re: Yeah but

I thought the really dangerous ones like the Redback and Funnel-web are quite small?

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Coffee fixes the damage booze did to your liver, study finds

Les Matthew

Re: Okay, got it

"Halve the exercise period one whiskey IN one coffee :-)"

Philistine!

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Is the world ready for a bare-metal OS/2 rebirth?

Les Matthew

"25 years ago everything was incredibly expensive"

There FTFY :)

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Cisco: The day of PCs is passing, cloud storage will dominate by 2019

Les Matthew

Re: The end of PCs...

"What else, did I miss any?"

Paperless office.

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Windows 10: THE ULTIMATE GUIDE to Microsoft's long apology for Windows 8

Les Matthew

Re: Just one thing left to make it good

"Once you've got a decent amount of applications installed, it soon became a mess"

You can manually customise to tidy it up and suit yourself.

Well up until 7, can't speak for any after that.

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Sharing Economy latest: Women's BREAST MILK is the new 'liquid GOLD' of the internet

Les Matthew

Re: Sickly stuff

Don't know who down voted you but have an up vote as I thought it was awful after the birth of my youngest daughter. The 2am breast pump malarkey can be rather amusing.

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The NHS pays up to NINE TIMES over trade price for commodity kit

Les Matthew

Re: Bureaucratic procurement

"A couple of FOI requests can make for very interesting responses."

Denial of request on the grounds of "commercial confidentiality" is probably the only response you will get.

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One USB plug to rule them all? That's sensible, but no...

Les Matthew

Re: As the old saying goes...

"in the UK there are no 20 amp domestic supplies"

I think you'll find that UK domestic ring circuits are rated up to approx 30 amps.

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Election? Pah. Here's the REAL question: Who’s the SEXIEST MP?

Les Matthew

"but they all go into politics wanting to better the world"

You forgot the joke alert icon.

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Bride legs it from wedding after groom proves unable to add up

Les Matthew
Boffin

Re: Eh?

Now you know what the BOOTNOTES section is all about.

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The BBC wants to slap a TAX on EVERYONE in BLIGHTY

Les Matthew

Re: Poll Tax?

Indeed, makes you laugh when the reg recently advertised for a quality journalist.

Maybe they should have asked for a sensationalist red top journalist instead.

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Chunky Swedish ice maiden: Volvo XC60 D4 Manual EE Lux Nav

Les Matthew

Re: Wrong kind of snow...

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Volvo_Cars#Production_locations_around_the_world

I don't think Volvo have been cars from Sweden for quite some time now.

Chinese owned too, but what isn't these days.

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UK PM Cameron says Internet must not 'be an ungoverned space'

Les Matthew

"the majority of English people"

If you actually look at the figures I think you'll find that a majority of the electorate has never voted for any of the governments that we get.

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Got an iPhone or iPad? LOOK OUT for MASQUE-D INTRUDERS

Les Matthew

Re: I hate to say it...

"the biggest problem on OSX are trojans"

I thought the users were the biggest problem on any system.

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If you're suing the UK govt, Brit spies will snoop on your briefs

Les Matthew

Re: Heal UK!

Let me introduce to the real world.

If UKIP ever get into power, they will be no different.

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REVEALED: Apple fanbois are 'MENTALLY UNSTABLE' - iShop staff

Les Matthew
Headmaster

Re: Assholes with a sense of entitlement?

At least this southerner knows how to spell arsehole.

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Eye laser surgery campaigner burned by Facebook takedown

Les Matthew

Re: Depends on perspective

"If they are not customers, what are they?"

The product.

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Pop starlet Taylor Swift DUMPS Spotify: It’s not me, it’s you

Les Matthew

"But that's it though, once you have the sale that's all you're getting, even if the person repeatedly plays it a million times."

Or they could actually get up off their arses and play more concerts. Or is that just a bit too much like hard work?

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NHS quango fatcats spend £2m tax dosh on iPads and iPhones

Les Matthew

Re: Bought not leased

I think you'll find that it's the government that's fond of PFI, not the NHS.

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