* Posts by Les Matthew

543 publicly visible posts • joined 17 Apr 2007


Facebook locks out 1,500 fake accounts used by cyber-spy firms to snoop on people, alerts 50k potential targets

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Re: 1500 !

I think a game of Whack a Mole would be quite fitting in this case.

Macmillan best-biscuit list unexpectedly promotes breakfast cereal to treat status

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Re: Tunnock's caramel wafers

If you are Scottish there is only one caramel wafer!

Guntrader breach perp: I don't think it's a crime to dump 111k people's details online in Google Earth format

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accessory before the fact

I wonder, if any crimes are committed using this data could said individual be charged with said title?

Darkest Dungeon: Lovecraftian PTSD simulator will cause your own mask to slip

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Call of Cthulhu: Dark Corners of the Earth had it way back in 2005.


There are pictures all over the internet of a big dark spot on Uranu... Oh no, wait, it's Neptune

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"It's not my fault you don't learn classical mythology"

Is Religious Education not a subject these days?

If at first you don't succeed, you may be trying to install that Slow Ring Windows 10 build

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Re: So what is the company/games?

I'll see you and raise you Ubisoft.

Sure, you can keep Grandpa Windows 7 snug in the old code home – for a price

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Re: @ Mr. Benny -- "Prevaricating" means "lying"

"And I'm sure it also knows how to properly use the apostrophe and capitalization. Perhaps you could take notes?"

Oh ffs, another speling and grammer natsi.

Dutch boyband hopes to reverse Brexit through the power of music

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Re: Brussels is evil I tell you!

Profanity has subtleties?

I must be doing it wrong. :)

I found a security hole in Steam that gave me every game's license keys and all I got was this... oh nice: $20,000

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"Sorry kids, it was patched weeks ago by Valve"

Thank you for holding the readership in such high regard.

Swedish ISP spanked for sexist 'distracted boyfriend' advert for developer jobs

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Re: I'm torn here

"With age comes wisdom. And skill."

With the little blue pill.

Which? calls for compensation for users hit by Windows 10 woes

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Re: Good luck with that.

"Speak for yourself. Mine is worth over £100 an hour. Plus VAT."

I never knew that writing bad poetry paid so well.

Admin needed server fast, skipped factory config … then bricked it

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Re: Nope

"The 5 1/4" power connector you cannot connect it the wrong way"

Yes you can as I actually managed it on a Wangtek streamer.

Bad blood: Theranos CEO charged with massive fraud

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Re: Just goes to show how dumb...

"Investors are not dumb"

The years 2000/2 and 2007/8 contradict that statement on an epic scale.

Fancy owning a two-seat Second World War Messerschmitt fighter?

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Don't know why you got down voted.

My dad was an engine fitter in The R.A.F. during WWII, serving in North Africa and Italy.

Told me he spent a lot of time straightening Spitfire propeller blades due to them tipping into the ground.

BBC Telly Tax heavies got pat on the head from snoopers' overseers

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Big Brother

Re: So RIPA...

"now is being abused"

Now? I think you'll find that it has been abused since its creation.

Kentucky gov: Violent video games, not guns, to blame for Florida school massacre

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I'll believe it

when they start using Magic Missile.

UK drone collision study didn't show airliner window penetration

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Re: Missing the point

What exactly are they banning?

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

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Re: Pah!

"Windows lusers are nothing like me!!"

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

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

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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.

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

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Re: 10 Years? Fck!

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

Microsoft and Facebook's transatlantic cable completed

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Re: We've all been there.

I've seen the light.

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

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Re: Once More, With Eeling

Eeling Comedy?

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?

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.

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

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I always file

Death of the desktop PC


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

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

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Re: Totalitarianism

"Glad were out of the shit."

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

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

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I can only imagine

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

Licence-fee outsourcer Capita caught wringing BBC tax from vulnerable

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Best joke ever

“not reflect the high standards we expect.”

This is Capita.

Streetmap loses appeal against Google Maps dominance judgement

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"lack of scroll wheel zoom"

Works for me in Pale Moon.

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

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Re: Trump has become more deranged

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

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Re: Trump has become more deranged

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

Plump Trump dumps TPP trade pump

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executive order

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

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

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Re: This is a job for...

Aha, it must be down to the Treens.

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

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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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Re: Mint v Updating Windows.

Sod windows update.

WSUS Offline


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

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Re: Brexit means brexit. Mail & Express

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


That was from the 1970's

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

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Re: Now that you've gone..

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

Tesco Bank limits online transactions after fraud hits thousands

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Re: Is this different?

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

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

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Re: Really ....

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


Built by BAE.

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

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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.

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

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"I want to know what to avoid"

It would appear the simple answer to this is Windows.

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

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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.

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

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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.

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.

Wales gives anti-vaping Blockleiters a Big Red Panic Button

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Re: rubbish

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

Isn't that carbon monoxide?

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:


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

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

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

Brits leave 138,000 gadgets in the pub

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Missing item

138,000 devices and one daughter.

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

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Re: Yeah but

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

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

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Re: Okay, got it

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