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MIT boffins moot tsunami-proof floating nuke power plants

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But we live in a democracy

Some of us prefer fish having fingers.

And MIT have some notably dab hands in that plaice.

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BSkyB, CityFibre, TalkTalk pull clear of bigwig BT's bundles – plan to set fibre to York

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Waterbout the plumbing?

I'd have thought piping broadband would have been better given to the water companies than to Bollocked Testicles. At least they know shit.

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Samsung files patent for ear-mounted Google Glass competitor

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Re: I'm sure that will be very comfortable to wear

They will certainly be more comfortable than a poke in the eye with a sharp stick....

Unless steamlining makes that sort of thing less painful?

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'Graceful' solar flare erupts from surface of Sun – NASA vid

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I forgot

Oh shit!

When did they introduce the memory bus?

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Oz bank in comedy Heartbleed blog FAIL

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IIS - not affected

Is that because it doesn't need to be, or what?

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SpaceX Falcon tests HOVERCRAFT tech – despite ISS outage

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Re: Where are the fins?

That Professor Goddard with his chair at Clark College doesn't know of the relationof action and reaction and the need to have something better than a vacuum to push against.

http://astronauticsnow.com/blazingthetrail/gruntman_btt_pages/gruntman_blazingthetrail_p_117.pdf

Bollocks too to the Registers timeline for an edit. You bastards.

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Where are the fins?

Lap land?

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Re: Soft landing on the planet

"why dunk it if you can help it"

Not disagreeing with you but if you can't land it safe on earth where can you land it safely?

I can't see why Russia is set on going to the moon for its next project nor any of the stupid things the Chinese have been doing just because they can.

Why don't the lot of them get together and work on doing something they can't, much nearer home?

War easier to maintain than peace, is it?

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Android engineer: We DIDN'T copy Apple OR follow Samsung's orders

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Good Grief!!!

What on earth is physical musical media?

A vynil record only make a noise when you drop it. It needs electronic circuitry of fabulous sophistication to get it to produce music.

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Discovery time for 200m WONDER MATERIALS shaved from 4 MILLENNIA... to 4 years

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Apple off my eyes

I hope they are patenting all these creations before Steve J...oh-errrr

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FTC gets judicial thumbs-up to SUE firms over data breaches

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When people use US companies

When people use companies from countries like Britain, Russia and the USA we can only expect security lapses and for them to< only< work< one< way<. No court in Jersey or New Jersey or Nova Jxrbzsky for that matter is going to take on the NSA or the like.

What I can't understand is how Google, Facebook and all the rest of them haven't been replaced by now with highly satisfactory user products. But then, with monoliths like Apple controlling economies we are looking at a new form of government and a new form of world peace.

Maybe that's the reason we haven't had a world war in a while but we have had plenty of genocide and that is entirely to do with mafia style gang wars. Things could start to get really interesting at the top in a few generations. Children from that era will have difficulty appreciating how Microsoft products operated.

I hope.

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Spy-happy Condoleezza Rice joins Dropbox board as privacy adviser

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Re: Don't spread doublespeak from the ministry of love - it's torture, not waterboarding.

Yes that's why it didn't happen. Or did you miss the denial that Prestwick was a refuelling sttion for US rendition flights.

My favourite camera call meme was watching her load boxes for the people they couldn't get the 1/2 mile or so from that stadium to the bridge out of town when Katrina struck. She hadn't the faintest idea about boxes then. It went with her ideas about secrecy as a perfect match.

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Mt Gox's 'transaction malleability' claim rubbished by researchers

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4:1

I see you got one upvote and 4 down. Similar to bitcoin stats.

Lessens shan't be leaned.

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Big Content goes after Kim Dotcom

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Optional

"Add up the revenue of all the "Big Content" in the world, and it's still smaller than Google, Amazon and Verizon combined. Look it up."

You mean the people who producrd star wars and were forced into lives of penury because of it?

Or do you mean people like Alec Guinness and the rest of the cast who were offered shares in the profits and ended up using Megaupload to try and get their money back by selling bootlegs on Sunday markets?

I remember Van Morrison telling me that that is how he got started. He downloaded all the songs he wrote, sang and played on from Megaupload and sold them at his gigs to help pay for fuel, tyres and wear and tear on his 2nd hand Ford Transit; after that, he said, he never looked back.

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BlackBerry ditches T-Mobile US after iPhone advert spat

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Fascinating rant

Just seen the explanation for the rant hence the edit

Seamen and coming unglued doesn't explain it.

What we have here is a rant about a... WTF am I doing?

Explaining a rant on internet.

WTF!

I can't find a suitable icon. Now what am I going to do?

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'Dads from the Midwest' pull down their email-spaffing LinkedIn plugin

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Headmaster

What's the problem?

Don't look at me like that. I just came here to see if anyone knew the first language of the person that wrote the article. Chinese Spammer or what?

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'Arrogant' Snowden putting lives at risk, says NSA's deputy spyboss

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He is just a do nothing liberal

The actual terrrrrrst that caused all this was a chimpanzee from Texas. He set up the torture chambers in Guantanamo because the Iraqis they were torturing in makeshift freight container prisons were so objectionable that the inmates all objected at once and killed two completely innocent CIA researchers.

Poor little things. Ahhhh.

Now the research can be conducted in safety of all concerned. And at the leisure of everyone on the list. Those not on the list can be completly sure they are not on the list. Trust me, I'm a doctor -of news bulletins.

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Mine is bigger than yours

... and was ready and waitng by the time this all came to light.

But it is OK their collection of my posts and the rest of it is only a PR joke.

Plus some people don't have internet tubes "and thus we can't get at them" he said.

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Kim Dotcom extradition: Feds can keep evidence against Megaupload mastermind a surprise

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Angel

Don't mention the Americas

> So, can anyone think of another occurence of a german starting a political

> party with a specific agenda and ending holding the balance of power?

George III do you mean?

> How well did that work out?

Someone was poisoning him.

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I note your name is OzBob and not Kiwibob

They have to employ someone to put the lights off.

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Half the problem

|!¬ Kim jong un. Kim dot com. Are they by any chance related? q~;

As sumeone above mooted with banana republics.

To get a country in your pocket the way United Fruit did was to hire CIA directors to run their business. But bigger fish have larger fish upin their backs to smite them. Like Jedgar sodomising Johnson and Nixon. In every day in every way the USA is a corrupt police state.

Reminds me of England though : # (

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Morrisons supermarket hit by MASSIVE staff payroll data robbery

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A family firm that eats its workers

They use the fact that the firm is a "family run business" as an introduction to their agencies' induction process. Some of the videos shown at the induction indicate the family is a bunch of cut throats but oddly that doen't put anyone off. Being unemployed trumps frightened rabbit every time.

The agency(s?) steal potential money from potential employees before said potential employee even gets a job. It is all to do with the forms you fill in and the permissions you have to give. Thay are just like the formsyou fill in online when you join MSN Groups and end up agreeing top all the spam hell can send you.

They use agencies to employ temproray staaff so that they can be let go without any comebacks. At the interview, the hopeful are ordered to give details of their accounts "for payments to be made" when eventually employed.

The details are then used to access the account and take out a small amount regularly. Most people notice and stop it but a lot -enough, don't see it until too late.

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I NEVER DONE BITCOIN, says bloke fingered by new Newsweek

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Forget the IRS

From what I can gather from wht the FBI can gather, its the FBI you have to look out for. If they get hold of your cash, even if they can't prove criminal ah... wait...

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Zaphod Beeblebrox style third arm cyborg prosthesis unveiled

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Megaphone

Yes. Count 'em:

One or two. One or two or three or four.

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British Pregnancy Advice Service fined £200k for Anon hack, data protection breaches

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TFT!

Take an upvote.

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Why not?

Required to fix all the issues, yes. Required to review all the staff in the chain of command and its HR and IT policies, yes. Sending at least one somebody to gaol for a few months for a first offence, yes!

How could that hurt the slack bastards?

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ooh yerrrrsss nice ones.

"They'll have to convince clueless senior management first,"

Said clueless senior management being paid in the region of one to two hundred pounds an hour or more to handle boobs?

You don't think the words blaise and jaded apply ...when the boobs concerned are electronic?

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Global Warming IS REAL, argues sceptic mathematician - it just isn't THERMAGEDDON

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Three Little Words:

Multivariate Regressional Analysis.

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Facts

"stop preaching and start taking in facts"

Facts you want and facts you shall have:

1.CO2 absorbs more heat than any other gas therefore ALL the global warming is down to CO2.

2. If we stop breathing right now we will stop producing CO2 when we have rotted away. Let us get it all over with immediately and we could save the word in 10 or 20 years not counting skeletons.

3. 2% of unknown parts of the atmosphere at any unparticulate time may be comprised of water. Climatologists can safely ignore this as it hasn't presented much of a problem in Blighty this winter. Unless you count some places. But they often produce lots and lots of CO2 too. (Or did.)

How's that for a start?

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Your 'funny' cat pics are weighing down the web, so here's a better JPEG encoder from Mozilla

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Not really

It just means you are as ignorant as I.

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Happy 75th birthday, Adam Osborne

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You mean he might not be dead by then?

OK.

Count me in.

'Tis beta to live in whatever than to be dead whatever, as the Drab said.

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Newsweek knocks on door of dad-of-six, tells him he invented Bitcoin

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Re: Newsweak - Newspeak

"The journalist was sniffing around the Haut la Garenne childrens home, Jersey "

So now we know where all the News Of The World reporters went to.

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I ATEN'T DEAD?

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Lucifer's Hammer. God who invented the name comic?

Here is what really happens with low latitude volcnic eruptions:

The whole of North America gets cauught in an ice storm, for a period of several days one Low after another takes up position across the Canadian US border the an anticyclone sets up off California and all the czjdt hits the fan.

There is nothing planet destroying, these stupid novels are just the worst form of jounalism writ large. (Imagine Rupert Murdoch personally giving you syphilis.) Then the weather breaks and the volcanoes go away for a decase of so. And the weather goes to play elsewhere -somehwere that has chopped down all its trees.

No harm done in the long run.

Just a few thousand people killed here and there now and again. (Nothing like traffic statistics.)

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Government-built malware running out of control, F-Secure claims

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This shall be

When you give someone a virus he becomes contageous. I for one wouldn't blame Iran for being a carrier. And there are far more companies in the USA and Britain that lack immunity than there are in Iran, if only because Iran is in quarrantine.

"their eyes will rot in their sockets, and their tongues will rot in their mouths"

http://biblehub.com/zechariah/14-12.htm

Don't look at me. It would just be a nuisance for me if my internet connection failed.

The only thing that would bother me is not being able to tell anyone: "I told you so."

Giving a vengeful religious nutcase a virus to play with was always asking for trouble. But what would one expect from any nation ruled by a chimpanzee?

One religious hypocrisy too far, that was. The imbecile never understood escalation did he.

Ah, well. (Sits back and awaits the inevitable.)

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Fed chairwoman casts doubt on Bitcoin regulation in the US

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Holmes

JP Morgan (amongst others)

First among equals the highly respectable JP Morgan might apply a parody the oft quoted NRA phrase:

"Coins don't commit crime. People commit crime", if only they weren't exactly the type of people who c.....

Somenoe should tell their senator.

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Apple beats off troll in German patent fracas

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Have an upvote for sensible

But this is a court case so I may take it back.

If the appeal goes through in the troll's favour, I hope the judges are allowed to say how much actual production/sales value the patent is to the company.

(That too sounds unfortunately sensible.)

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Apple to maintain phone profit lead through years of 'enormous transition' – report

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Register Handbags

Instead of showing meaningless graphs on who does what - sells how many; we should introduce a more pertinent valuation for commodities:

The Handbag.

Inexpensive but not less functional commodities should be given similar handbags to more expensive but not more functional stuff; slight distinctions being credited with more and shinier buckles. No, that's not quite right...

Functional utilities would start off on the one handbag standard and rise from there.

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UK spies on MILLIONS of Yahoo! webcams, ogles sex vids - report

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How safe are Jonny Foreigners?

The leaks imply that GCHQ spies were confined to the UK. How would that work?

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Fukushima radioactivity a complete non-issue on West Coast: Also for Fukushima locals, in fact

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Perfectly safe?

Which of these statements is true?

"the second worst nuclear power disaster that has ever happened anywhere."

"absolutely nobody's health has been or will be measurably harmed. That's a pretty impressive safety performance."

I might be semantic but if one is erroneous what else is true?

What is the study concentrating on caesium for?

The fuels used were plutonium and uranium.

These are heavy chemicals and their drift across the ocean is going to take a long time. Maybe it will all stay in the deepest depths where they might concentrate but some is going to become fish food sooner or later.

The longer that takes the worse the effect is likely to be as the spread will be much further.

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Boeing going ... GONE: Black phone will SELF-DESTRUCT in 30 secs

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Facepalm

Bring Me the Head of Agent Garcia

I can just see Warren Oates collecting the reward now.

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New FBI boss says cyber crime, not terrorism, is top of Feds' todo list

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La la la la la La la la la la.

I couldn't concentrate on reading the article because yesterday I came across a couple of videos about J Edgar Shirtlifter and the Kennedy assassination, that he was all day at the races on 23/11/63 and was easily able to keep his job by blackmailing anyone that threatened him.

All lies obviously but still...

At least they managed to break the news about Water...errr...

Stopped Ossa...aaah...

Ummmm...

What exactly do they do?

Ah yes, I remember now. Invade New Zealand.

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Google gives Maps a lick of paint, smears it over screens worldwide

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WTF wants sympathy when you are upset?

If we want to effing well rant we will effing well rant.

This is a British magazine.

Get over it.

Oh...

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TV scraper Aereo pulled off air in six US states after tellyco court injunction victory

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Pirate

Watch my pint for me?

If you are in an unfamiliar pub with a couple of mates and it is crowded, you can ask someone to keep an eye on it for you without losing anything, can't you.

Also if your mates are watching the stripper or musician or whatever, they could keep an eye on it by watching a reflection of it in the twinkle of the performer's eye's couldn't they?

Well, maybe not really but that's still the picture. It's all very technical. Coupled with the the US's 10 commandments:

"...abridging the freedom of speech, infringing on the freedom of the press, interfering with the right to peaceably assemble ..." and all the rest of it as the lawyers can apply it...

...and they generally can...

...it all sounds capable of running quite far down hill.

Should be fun.

And we can get a Parish Hilton out of it mayhap?

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Help! Apple has snaffled the WHOLE WORLD'S supply of sapphire glass

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"I'd happily pay £5 for a plastic one every few months, than >£100 on one that is a pain to replace."

When the Tesco and Asda corner the market in lemons make soda pop with citric acid.

Why not!

Add some ascorbic acid and make it sugar free and I would buy some.

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Opera launches public beta of data-saving app

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A free app which routes non-encrypted data through Opera’s servers andonly works for non-encrypted traffic.

What's the betting Opera gets snagged by a secret society in a land of the freeish.

Not that I believe for one moment they would consider doing what strikes me as what any freedom serv...

Naaaah; they wouldn't would they?

Naaah!

Would they?

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Appeals court decides Dotcom warrant was legal after all

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Idiot

"Kim Dotcom has harmed OTHER people in a big way, by stealing, and helping steal their property and life's work, on a massive scale, and through this destroying thousands of jobs and careers, destroying assets legitimately built up, don't get me started."

Started thinking do you mean?

Because even the US government don't believe he is guilty yet.

They seem bent on proving it whether he is or not but that is besides the point.

If you change your mind about thinking, please let me know so that I can find out how you imagine he has destroyed "thousands of jobs and careers, destroying assets legitimately built up".

I am assuming you are assuming that he personally copied every one of the items you seem to think he has -whatever "they" are. So explain how he can do it at a profit when firms like AOL Time Warner couldn't.

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Snowden journo boyf grill under anti-terror law was legal, says UK court

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Re: information useful to HaQ aeda

Since the News of the World packed up and moved to Kiev it stands to reason what the NSA were doing was slanted towards a fold in the curtain.

Does anyone know what Tory B Liar was doing in Venezuela recently?

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"Mr Blair's office issued a statement later, saying: "This was Mr Blair simply giving informal advice over the phone."

I suppose it would be too much to hope Mr Snowden is holding some juicy snippets on this.

But wouldn't it be lovely. And timely.

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A stunning lack of history

The lend lease idea wasn't much of an idea as far as rescuing scientists went.

What you might have mentioned, had you the smarts, was that it wasn't a good idea to be found holding a silly bits of paper at an English airport. I wonder what he thought he was doing with that?

I can't quite get it in my head.

At the very least he could have just e-mailed the password to himself.

I mean... I mean... well I mean... I mean... I mean... I don't believe it... I mean... well... I mean...

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