* Posts by Les Matthew

541 posts • joined 17 Apr 2007


Sharing Economy latest: Women's breast milk is the new 'liquid gold' of the internet

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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.

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

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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.

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

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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.

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

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

You forgot the joke alert icon.

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

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Re: Eh?

Now you know what the BOOTNOTES section is all about.

The BBC wants to slap a TAX on EVERYONE in BLIGHTY

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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.

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

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Re: Wrong kind of snow...


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

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

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

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"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.

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

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Re: I hate to say it...

"the biggest problem on OSX are trojans"

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

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

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Re: Heal UK!

Let me introduce to the real world.

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

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

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Re: Assholes with a sense of entitlement?

At least this southerner knows how to spell arsehole.

Eye laser surgery campaigner burned by Facebook takedown

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Re: Depends on perspective

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

The product.

Taylor Swift dumps Spotify: It’s not me, it’s you

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"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?

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

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Re: Bought not leased

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

MEN: For pity's sake SLEEP with LOTS of WOMEN - and avoid Prostate Cancer

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Does it follow

That a wank a day keeps the cancer at bay?

Caterham Seven 160 review: The Raspberry Pi of motoring

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Re: Shut up and take my money!

"How do I get one in the states?!"


STONER SHEEP get the MUNCHIES after feasting on £4k worth of cannabis plants

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cannabis plants

and Nellie Budd, you just can't make that up.

Meg Whitman: The lady IS for TURNING. HP to lob printers'n'PCs OVERBOARD

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Re: oh, and your laptops

"There may have been a time when HP made really good computer equipment"

Was that when Canon made the engines for their printers? :)

EE TV: Network snubs 'Auntie's antique' for mobe-happy set-top box

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Re: "data boost on your mobile data bucket from 4GB to 10GB"

"What the heck do you do that uses 30-50GB per month without video? Run your company mailserver?"

Just install two modern games via steam a month.

Bioshock Ifinite + DLC = 43GB

XCOM Enemy Unknown + DLC = 20GB

Top 10 SSDs: Price, performance and capacity

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Price, performance and capacity

But nothing on reliability? OCZ's history springs to mind.

So long Lotus 1-2-3: IBM ceases support after over 30 years of code

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And don't forget WordStar.

That PERSONAL DATA you give away for free to Facebook 'n' pals? It's worth at least £140

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Re: "Free" if you're paying Compuserve $30 an hour?!

Well here in the UK it was £20 to £30 an hour and you had to also pay shed-loads of money to British Telecom.

Hardly compares to the cost of always on broadband nowadays.

Nearly forgot, you also had to shell out nearly a grand for a high speed modem.

e-Borders fiasco: Brits stung for £224m after US IT giant sues UK govt

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Re: Clusterf**k

"Reputable suppliers like, say, Capita, Atos, KPMG, etc, etc"

You forgot the joke icon.

British Lords: Euro 'right to be forgotten' ruling 'unreasonable and unworkable'

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Re: More common sense than the other House

"bend to influence from corporations"

Some reading for you.


Google's Pankhurst doodle doo-doo shows the perils of using Google to find stuff out

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Like my birth certificate that states unequivocally the wrong spelling of my middle name?

It's the original hand written job from June 1954.

NHS delivers swift kick to Microsoft's wallet over fee demands

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Re: No Sympathy

"20 years ago Windows was a baby OS (3.1)"

IIRC 20 years ago Windows wasn't even an OS, it was a GUI that ran on top of DOS.

Maplin Electronics sold for £85m to Rutland Partners

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Re: Gutted

Wireless World.




Now, where's the "get off my lawn icon" :)

WORLD CUP TRAUMA? Just Streaming Stick a Roku in it

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Re: I thought

Think again.

Labour vows: We'll pause one-dole-to-rule-them-all for drastic fix-up if elected in 2015

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Re: So how...

I think you'll find that no government over the last thirty years has a IT track record worth shouting about.

Revealed: GCHQ's beyond top secret Middle Eastern internet spy base

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"Do you seriously think that anyone at GCHQ has the time, or interest, to look into the average El Reg commentard's extra-martial philanderings?"

No, but I bet that supercomputer they have in the basement scanned it for keywords.

Brit IT workers are so stressed that 'TWO-THIRDS' want to quit

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Re: @msknight

Having observed 35 years of the private sectors involvement in State IT projects I'd call the above post absolute bullshit.

Android engineer: We didn't copy Apple or follow Samsung's orders

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Re: this is an example of prior art

Like my old Sony Walkman from the eighties that has a slide to lock/unlock. :)

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Well, the court case is still ongoing.

OkCupid falls out of love with 'anti-gay' Firefox, tells people to see other browsers

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Re: Product != CEO

If you actually read the article you would know that they were in fact forcing their views on Firefox users.

Middle England's allotments become metric battlefield

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Re: Lost Acres@VinceH

"where, ironically, I was the only pupil in 1982 to *fail* Eng Lit"

Maybe you should have spent less time learning to play the guitar. :)

MH370 airliner MYSTERY: The El Reg Pub/Dinner-party Guide

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Re: Stop that!

"Where did you read that? Which atoll? What time?

Without answers to these questions that contribution is noise, not signal."

It's what I would call atoll story.

Show more CANADIAN-MADE PORN, insists Canadian government

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Re: As a Canadian, I have to ask...

According to google, gotchies are underwear.

Beta tasting: The Elder Scrolls Online preview

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Re: 21G?!

"C:\Program Files\Steam\Steam.exe" -install X:


"C:\Program Files (x86)\Steam\Steam.exe" -install X:

X: being your dvd drive.

Jobless mum claims Spanish councillor told her to 'go on the game'

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Re: He'll go far...

"I'll wager that HR at Atos are trying to recruit him already."

I doubt it, last I heard Atos are trying to get out of their contract.

Glassholes, snapt**ts, #blabbergasms, selfies and PRISM: The Reg's review of 2013

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Re: Hmmmm

He may have been a pillock, but he was right.


Red Dwarf to blast off on new adventure

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It may have been a poor joke.

It may have gone over your head.

Did it warrant a snide remark from the moderator?

Cue fawning fanboys voting me down.

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The Rovers Return In Space?

Title says it all.

Commodore 64 revivalist posts prototype PC pics

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You do know that most modern desktop motherboards currently on sale still have PS/2 ports on them?


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Mirror in the bathroom...


Steve Jobs vindicated: Google Android is not open

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I'm only here for the

flamewar, keep it up lads. :)

Ubisoft reveals rock game with REAL guitars

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@Simon Ward

"Unfortunately, it's ultimately a FAIL because UbiSoft are involved."

It will probably snap your strings if you lose internet connection.

CBI demands action from Osborne

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"Lord Oakeshott: make banks declare corporation tax. £113m of corporation tax in 2009 des...pite reporting profits of £11.6bn."

Barclays 249 offshore subsidiaries exist for a reason.

When paying your tax just remember the mantra:

We're all in this together. :D

Techies floored by 'virus' after Playboy mansion party

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Playboy Mansion

So all the techies were in Silicone Valley?

Kid spanks a grand on Xbox using Mum's bank card

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Correct me if I'm wrong

But it was a debit card and not a credit card. So I'm assuming age restrictions may be different?

Liverpudlians headbutt Cameron's 'big society'

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@Andrew Smith 1

"It seems that Liverpool Council have missed the point."

Do you remember "Care In The Community", and how well that worked?

To me "Big Society" is the same with a different buzzword for a name.



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