* Posts by Les Matthew

541 posts • joined 17 Apr 2007


British youths think Churchill went to moon

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Well done, an article title

worthy of the currant bun and the daily mail.

Four to ten year olds are youths? I tend to think of youths being a bit older than that.

I'm 54 and you know what, I sure don't remember getting taught about Churchill in primary school.

I do remember a lot of reading, writing, arithmetic and that great Scottish attitude adjuster the tawse


Lonely Paris Hilton seeks new best friend

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@Sarah Bee

"I've got to say - none of you would have the level of Paris-awareness that you do if she didn't have excellent business instincts."

I kid you not.

El Reg taught me everything I know. I really didn't see what was such a big deal about a hotel in Paris, France.

Now where is the "penny dropped" icon. ;)

Intel's first quad-core mobile aimed at gamers

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How many games

make full use of multiple cores?

US woman spends two years on boyfriend's toilet

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"refused to cooperate"

She gave them the bums rush then? ;)

Man cuffed for lamppost sex outrage

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@Rebecca Putman

"Your strawman doesn't stand."

Nice, a double entendre and a put-down all in one. ;)

Polish builder sacked for humping hoover

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Re: Has El Reg. Sold His Sole to News Corp.?

Look at the top of the page.

El Reg is red top too. ;)

Gooner fan site nobbled by malware

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@Test Man

"Evil team, evil website


You a Spurs supporter then? ;)

Steve Ballmer lies to my mother

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Re: Maybe your mother is lying to you...

"By Cade Metz in San Francisco"


"But just minutes later, I received an email my mother. "It is 7:30 pm in Raleigh, North Carolina."

There's brace of clues for you. ;)

BT preps 2000 per cent evening call price hike

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@Robert Cunningham

"Why should people who make no commitment on a contract get the same level of discount as those who do commit."

I've had a BT phone line for 33 years. Is that not commitment enough?

Confidential Home Office data turns up in laptop on eBay

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Re: Two questions

"Also, as an aside - who the hell hides CDs under a laptop keyboard?"

Don't CD drives on laptops sit under the keyboard? ;)

US, EU seize counterfeit computer goods

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Re: counterfeit what?

I reckon it's things like usb flash drives and the like.

Fraud guardian LifeLock accused of fraud

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@Marvin the Martian

Just a gas bill?

Last year I applied for a library ticket and I needed 3 separate forms of ID to get it.

Secret printer ID codes may breach EU privacy laws

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Re: Easily sorted

"To be honest this is only a serious concern if you've registered your printer & serial number"

Of course it could never be traced back to the credit/debit card that was used when purchasing it.

Barcodes do make for an easy life.

Oz teen elephant pregnancy sparks protests

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She can't remember who the father is

because she was Elephants trunk at the time.

Students win appeal against cyberjihad convictions

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Re: Freedom fighters vs Terrorists

"Did the American "freedom fighters" of the Revolution hide in the trees and shoot at the British soldiers, or did they hide in the trees and shoot at the British soldiers' wives and kids?"

They did worse.

They poured our tea into the sea.

Armed police swoop on MP3-packing mechanic

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My my, isn't jumping to conclusions a wonderful thing. ;)

Firefox 3 beta is live

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@Alex Read

From the Mozilla page:

"Please note: We do not recommend that anyone other than developers and testers download the Firefox 3 Beta 3 milestone release. It is intended for testing purposes only."

Since when does the above mean "RE: Not available to casual users" ?

ISPs demand record biz pays up if cut-off P2P users sue

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@Sarah Bee

"Britney's last album is brill. So there."

Isn't that a one month posting ban offence? ;)

GCap reaches for DAB off switch

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"never really caught on"

This is a surprise?

They are over-priced, look naff and the broadcast quality is piss poor.

Plus, my Sony ICF 5500 that I bought in 1973 is still going strong.

eBayer invites buyers to rip him off

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@John Bayly

"If you want to get rid of unneeded stuff, freecycle it"

Then wait for it to appear on eBay.

Smith plugs into wired police plans

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Are any of you here old enough to remember

the old Suss Law and how that was abused?

eBay gets negative feedback about ban on negative feedback

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I'm sure this has nothing to do

with HMRC's recent interest in eBay traders.

SCO details bleak future

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"Face it SCO -- your time has come and gone"

"bet their lawyers get paid either way."

Maybe not. Didn't their lawyers get some sort of stake in SCO as payment?

M&S flogs lingerie model with 'durable hardwood feet'

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"hardwood feet"

A nice pair of feet for sure.

Healthy? You're a burden on the state

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"Dead people don't contribute anything in tax"

You want to bet?

Never heard of "Death Duties"?

Music industry sues Baidu

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@John Cobb

"Who always misreads Phonographic wrong the on first read?"

What a coincidence. I always misread it as Photographic too.

Old aircraft artefacts become office accessories

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would have some serious fun with this.

RealPlayer dinged by software watchdog group

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Has nobody heard of

Real Alternative?

Miserable? It must be U

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RE: Hey! Less of the Coventry slams!

"Gone anonymous cowardliness only so I dont get any of you chav scum coming looking for me! ;-)"

Nah, they'll just send you to Coventry. ;)

Germans launch flights for nudists

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"fly as nature intended"

So they will be covered in feathers and not naked at all? ;)

MPs slam costly war-tech projects at MoD

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@Dave Ross

"another one is kicking off between the UK and Russia atm..."

Especially if they turn the gas off. ;)

Dallas man accidentally shoots self in head

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@Eugene Goodrich

"They read his mind. On the wall near where he was standing."

They said he was a very broad minded person.


The Police are keeping an open mind....

Yes, I have a sick sense of humour.

Driller Killer unleashed on UK public

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@Mr Chris

"And I bet he hasn't even watched the films, either."

He's not that daft then. ;)

ABC fined $1.43m for NYPD Blue a*se flash

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@Graham Bartlett


number 7 at the bottom of the page. ;)

The chocolate starfish was a new one for me too.

DuBreq Stylophone pocket organ makes a comeback

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RE: mp3 input?

The "vibro knob" sounds like a buzzword to me.

Leaked email reveals civil service laptop rules

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RE: WTF...

"It warns staff that the first step is that no unencrypted laptops or drives containing personal data should be taken outside secured office premises."

Maybe reading the article might help you see the point. ;)

100Mbit/s sewer broadband rollout coming your way

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A whole new meaning for

packet loss?

Illegal immigrants spared the gamma-ray scanner

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@ Nev

"'cause it now seems to be full of twats."

It's always been full of them, but now they have the internet. ;)

Israel electric car project aims to wipe out oil

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Re: "wipe out oil"

"As you point out, where are they going to get the electricity from to recharge the cars?"

Well, as they have had nuclear weapons for quite some time I would imagine that power stations of that ilk would not be a problem.

Spirit discovers life on Mars

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Re: amanfromMars

But not recently from what I've seen.

Now we know why. ;)

Star Trek XI teaser trailer beams onto web

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@ android

"... it could still suck donkey balls...

btw wrath of khan was the best one

(quickly zips up astebos suit)"

Displaying two different types of suicidal tendency in a short three line post must surely be a record. ;)

Former top brass call for first-strike nuke option

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@ Tom Chiverton

"Seriously- pre-emptive nuclear strikes went down with the Wall, didn't they ?"

Apparently not.

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Oh joy

WMD in 45 minutes anyone?

Paul Burrell pulls website amid 'hate mail' blitz

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@Mountford D

"I've met Paul Burrell and he is a really nice chap"

You've met him once?

And you now know him well enough do you?

AMD Phenom 9500 processor

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From what I've seen about Phenom, the 9600 is the better option if you want to overclock.

Lightsaber voted top movie weapon

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Excuse me

but didn't John Holmes have the best movie weapon? ;)

Get a celebrity autograph on your mobile phone

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You get a copy of an autograph. ;)

Acquisition-happy Game not anti-competitive

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@The last bastion


Computer exchange has been doing 2nd user and retro for longer and is still going.

Government piles filesharing pressure on UK ISPs

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Re: Re: So does this mean...

"ISPs can tell the difference between P2P and non-P2P packets."

But can they tell the difference between legal P2P packets and illegal P2P packets?

Why do women get plastered at fancy dress parties?

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@The Other Steve

"Dr Clapp ? Investigating drunken chicks at sexually themed parties ? For real ?"

Clapp Traps? ;)



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