* Posts by Khaptain

2369 posts • joined 4 May 2008

NEWSFLASH: You may ALREADY have seen Steve Jobs' willy

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Double Standards

Apparently Jasper allows for lude/rude/suggestive remarks in the article but not in the comments..

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Sacre vache! Netflix ne parle pas le Frenchy ... zat is against ze LAW

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Agreed, the culture in France is about on even par with the Muricans and Guns.

Touche pas mon cul(ture).

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Bank of England: What's all this then, CHAPS? Review to get a grip on IT cockup

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Secret Cobol programmer was ill

The plethora of sub-routines, sub-processes, ie : the means by which the banks can filter money of into hidden unspecified accounts, was so complex that the temp outsourced code monkey unintentionally made a minor filtering mistake and they were unable to recover the lost yachting funds for the month.

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Stop the IoT revolution! We need to figure out packet sizes first

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>While the world gets excited about Internet-of-stuff

Is that the whole world or just the world of white appliances......

Whichever packet size or netwokl layer they manage to change it would be nice to think that "security" is being carefully considered at the same time..

It's enough that the NSA know that you watch YouPorn but that they will also know that you will soon be running out of cheese, milk and beer is frankly discouraging.

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New Snapchat Snapcash service inspires amateur PORN STARS

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SnapASnatch

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Safe replys

Let me see your big knob, [sends picture of round door handle]

Let me see your tits, [sends pic of garden winged variety]

Let's do it bareback, [sends pic of horse without saddle]

I'm into bondage, [sends pic Mr James Bonds DB9]

I'm into fisting [sends pic of veterinaire artificially inseminating cow]

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iPhone sales set to PLUMMET: Bleak times ahead for Apple

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Re: Why Are Apple DOOM Analysts Worth Quoting?

@Eddy

I predict that there will be a lull in unwanted christmas presents for a period of 4 weeks just prior to the 25 dec. After this time Fleabay will be awash with aformentioned goods for a period of approxiamately 11 months.

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Re: Even the regular 6 is too big

>The double touch on the home button feature

I just gained kudos from a colleague for showing them that double-tap method....

Cheers I owe you one of these --------------------------->>>>>>>>>

[ Subtle because it's a double tap rather than a double push ]

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We have a winner! Fresh Linux Mint 17.1 – hands down the best

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Re: Mint, mate

>NB My hardware is not old. Quad core i7

Lol, I have XFCE running on a pair of Dell OptiPlex 755 Pentium Dual-Core E2200 2.2GHzs...and it runs great considering the specs... Ok the machines are used for dev testing and admin which are not very labour intensive...

On a Quad Core I7 we are talking whole other levels of vroom.

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Re: Mate is a step in the right direction...

Much better at what ?

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Re: Security

There is a backdoor in every OS, it is called the "User". If you can master the "User" you can master the security.

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Re: Upgrades - 2 questions

1 : Is there a major reason for wanting to upgrading so often ? By desiring to remain on the bleeding edge then the small amount of time required to "customize" is a small price to pay. If you used windows it would be the same process of re-customisation when moving between major versions.. ( Can't speak for macOS).

2 : Having to recustomize what exactly ?

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XFCE

I relinquished on both Mate and Cinnamon and preferred the more basic XFCE which works flawlessly for my needs.

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New job in 2015? The Reg guide to getting out and moving on

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I applied to a large International company recently ( 4 weeks ago). I received a 1st call asking only three questions

1 : How quickly I was available.

2 : What salary was I expecting.

3 : Reason for leaving existing company.

Time in call 5 minutes.

That was all that was asked by the person whose task it was to "filter" out from the hundreds of CVs that they had recieved.

2nd call : Sorry but you did not pass the intial process. There was no explanation about which of the three questions filtered me out, just that there was so many canditatures that they had to filter quickly....

I was avaiable within 4 weeks, the reason for leaving was valid and the salary was the going rate for the region.

No discussion about the CV or experience whatsover and this leads me to believe that some people must be is job hunting with very low salarial expectations......

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'Regin': The 'New Stuxnet' spook-grade SOFTWARE WEAPON described

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Re: Which OS / Platform ?

>Of course, if you're really interested you could always read the Symantec PDF linked to in the article...

Isn't that the point of El Reg, to do a little bit of the footwork for us.

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Which OS / Platform ?

Which platforms are targeted ? And what was the method of distribution. ?

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Androids in celluloid – which machine deserves the ULTIMATE MOVIE ROBOT title?

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Exterminate

It would have been kinda funky to ioclude the Daleks even though they are from a TV series.

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Europe may ask Herr Google: Would you, er, snap off your search engine? Pretty please

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I would argue that the poliltical value relates to the financial value of all those Google dollars being moved to Europe rather than in GooglesVille USA.

As a second thought, if the Euro politicians have some indirect "nudge nudge wink wink" relations with the search providers they then gain an extremely powerfull propoganda tool. As the moment Euro politicians have got no leverage over what Google displays as results and it probably drives them crazy.

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Leaked screenshots show next Windows kernel to be a perfect 10

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Windows 7 is too blame

Something has happened in the OS space, everything has become "minor" regardless of the OS version.... W8 tried "major" changes and failed... W10 is going back to minor changes and yet I still don't see it as a runaway success. I don't have a Mac so I can't compare but if I have understood correctly there are no major changes there either.

If we have reached peak OS, or thereabouts, can't we simply stop all the version numbers and just have kernels where things will be garaunteed to run fro the next 20 years.... I can't imagine why we would need 128bit applications,, the 64 bit address space is "huge".....So that shouldn't be a problem. We don't really need Yet Another File System, so that should be OK.. The majority of people don't even use more than 5% of what is already available to them anyway....

Let's concentrate on security ( bye bye NSA), go back to keeoing things simpe, compatibility between platforms, anything other than the endless race to have the highest version and the maximum incompatibility.

[Please tell me that that screenshot is not using the default color scheme. I have not yet had the opportunity to actually see 10].

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DoubleDirect hackers snaffle fandroid and iPhone-strokers' secrets

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Re: Ping me - don't ping me.

I would imagine then that the protocol is therefore only active during hotspot/usb modem functionning or does it have to be on all of the time.

Obviously if it is only on during hotspot/usb modem the attack vector is very much reduced.

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Ping me - don't ping me.

>on devices running either iOS or Android. Mac OSX users are also potentially vulnerable but Windows and Linux users would appear to be immune because their operating systems don't accept ICMP redirection packets that carry malicious traffic

Genuine question. : What is the requirement for this subset of OSes iOS, Android and OSx, to use ICPM Redirection but where Windows and Linux don't ? Is this based on various Ping timeouts being used to determine the shortest paths ?

Also does this mean that all Windows platforms are safe from this attack or only the desktop variety..

Interesting attack vector though.

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Renewable energy 'simply WON'T WORK': Top Google engineers

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Re: reducing energy consumption

@Lis Or

Kind of personifies what is wrong in contemporary society, "I'm all right Jack".

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Re: reducing energy consumption

>The big things we need for comfort

The crux of the problem lies within the above phrase. Who is willing to give up their comforts today in order that tommorrows generation can also have a minumum chance?

The consumer society pushes us towards the consommation of products, many of which we don't "need" but that are very comfortable to possess/use.. This is turn gives us a very comfortable lifestyle but has the negative adverse effect of requiring massive a mounts of energy....

We need to cut down on consommation, reduce the population, basically to stop dipping our hands in the cookie jar. BUT as long as the rich can continue to grow richer this will never stop. Be carefull about the evalutation of "rich", it is not necassarilly the top 1%. If you have a roof over your head, own a car and eat two meals a day, have a few pounds/dollars in the bank, you are already on the list of the rich.

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It's 2014 and people are willing to blow $6.8m on things like Z.com

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Marketing Vomit

Strangely enough, from the list of all of these so-called high-market value domain names, I have never visited any of them.

The names are so generic that they become bland.

Which of the following sounds boring

www.sex.com

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www.hardcore-jiz-sluggin-leather-bound-skanks.com

See how generic just seems fruitless and unappealing... And yet they have deemed them to be worth a small fortune.

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HACKERS can DELETE SURVEILLANCE DVRS remotely – report

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Pentagon CCTV

Is this why we never saw the 757 striking the Pentagon ? Maybe someone had hacked all of the CCTVs except the one whose footage was shown.

No more plausible than the simpletons story that they came up with....

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Two driverless cars stuffed with passengers are ABOUT TO CRASH - who should take the hit?

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Re: Ask Asimov

The crux lies in the fact that at the end of the day the responsibility is always human.

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Ask Asimov

Wikipedia - Asimov's Rules.

1.A robot may not injure a human being or, through inaction, allow a human being to come to harm.

2.A robot must obey the orders given to it by human beings, except where such orders would conflict with the First Law.

3.A robot must protect its own existence as long as such protection does not conflict with the First or Second Law

Rule 1 : The robots(cars) should never be in such a position in the first place. They should have previsional awareness such that the scenario can always be avoided, exemple : very little forward oncoming awareness = slow down in order to be in a position to avoid anything that might arrive.

Rule 2 : The human being in the car would be screaming orders to save their own skin, rather than that of the on-comer, which the robot(car) would have to follow.

Rule 3 : In our driverless car scenario, rule 3 has no real bearing, so we can rule out this ethic.

In the event of a crash the blame would probably resolve down to the last command screamed out by a human.

As much as we would like to believe that everything can be coded within a well written algorithm, the final decision that one makes in order to "survive" will always remain instinctive. I do not believe that "instinct" can be written as a series of rules due to the fact that we, as mere humans, do not fully understand what it is.

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Useless 'computer engineer' Barbie FIRED in three-way fsck row

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Re: Friday on my mind

>Why? You are in the mood to be prodded by one?

If my PHB was a Barbie I would probably consider the idea.

Friday . Time its time for one of these ->

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Re: Pink crapfest

@And why do you assume it's an aficionado and not aficionada?

Statistics + El Reg

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Re: Pink crapfest

@Sir Runcible

I had to read your comment twice before the penny dropped, then chuckled at the thought of how the OP could possibly have made that observation.

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Re: Hey don't go mocking the 'creatives'

Obviously someone didn't understand the subtlety of Dr Mouse's comment.

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Re: Pink crapfest

>Take a walk down the girls' aisle of any toy store and you'll see that the only change is the prevalence of pink LEDs.

Now why would an El Ref aficionado walk down the little girls aisle of toy-r-us... Is there something else you are not telling is......

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Friday on my mind

A pointy haired Barbie, now there's a thought that makes me shudder, where's my pink cattle prod.

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BEST EVER broadband? Oh no you DIDN'T, Sky – ad watchdog

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Re: business model based on acquisition, not retention

>The issue is, they just want to sign you up,and roll you along. Loyalty isn't rewarded anymore

Loyalty is just a buzzword synonym for "you will get shafted in the long term".

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Fake antivirus scams: It's a $120m business – and alleged ringleaders have just been frozen

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Re: Now let's clean up download sites.

I'll give a huge thumbs up to Trevor for this one, it was after reading one of his posts that I discovered who/what ninite.com is.

Just last night I was helping my parents with an issue and I guided them to ninite.com because it was the only site which I could be sure that they wouldn't by conned into clicking one of those damned false "download now" buttons.

With Ninite you get what you want not what you dont.

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Cries of spies as audit group finds possible 'backdoor' in Bittorrent Sync

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Re: Say it ain't so Joe

Hi Christian ,

Thanks for taking the time to reply. I can easilly understand the difficulty that an article such as this can create for a team of developers/business and the pain in the arse consequences of repairing the damage.

As I mentioned though, this article was a little bit "trolly" on behalf of El Reg, who are sharing a little bit of fear-mongering whislt riding on the back of "An unnamed research group operating under the popular Hackito conference"...

And as much as it is always required to read certain El Reg articles with a pinch of salt, articles such as this do make alarm bells ring. As a recent example, we have all seen what has happend to TruCrypt....

I truly hope that the finding are purely hypothetical but meanwhile it is becoming increasingly difficult to trust anything web facing even when encrypted. Snowden has lifted the lid on practices far beyond everyones initial thoughts, we are now absolutely convinced that the 3 letter agencies have the capacity and do actively exploit weaknesses wherever they can.

I am sure that BtSync is used for many private files, although personally I have nothing major to lose other than a few ideas, I am sure that there are others who have a lot more vested interests in not having their work "perused" by others.

I fully sympathise with your teams position and hope that you can quickly overcome this "bump"...

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Say it ain't so Joe

Shit I switched to BT Sync after DropBox bcome a bit dubious. Please don't tell me I am going to have to go back to USB keys...

What I don't like about the article, which feels a little be trolly, is the fact that it mentions that BTSync "might" be leaking hashed, that there is a "probable" situation and as of yet everything was "unconfirmed"...

"Might", "probable" and "unconfirmed" are on about the same level of security as every piece of software every written. This actual article just "might probably" be a little bit pre-nuptial due to it's "unconfirmed" statements. I can understand that the El Reg hack might retourque that it is a heads-up but I would be inclined to disagree until something a little more substantial is included...

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Big shadowy orgs should stop scooping up everyone's personal info – say Google, Facebook

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Re: Freedom Act is Slavery

@DAN 55

Switzerland : Your privacy has been Pwned, it's expensive whilst no longer capable of garaunteeing it's own continuity....... They want the benefits of Europe without being part of Europe and have no longer anything to offer in return.

Unfortunately we have reached peak Switzerland : If I have understood things lately the new havens are either Singapore, Hong Kong or even the Isle of Man. ( I could imagine living in either of the first 2 but definately not the latter.)

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Re: Freedom Act is Slavery

>Uhm, emigrate to the LEAST fascist 1st or 2nd world country?

Greece, but the economy is shot to bits.

Ukrania , sorry but that will soon be shot to bits. ( thanks to Mr P..)

Spain, nope historically it wouldn't quite fit and nowadays you have to be Catalonian in order to get a vote.

Germany, nope have to work at two jobs just to pay your rent. They can pretend that all is Ok but we knwo better.

The UK, you must be joking right....the 53rd state....

France : apparently Serge Dassault has been handing out large sums of cash for votes, sounds promising, if you use your vote correctly.

You know what, remain where you are, it's just as bad everywhere else.

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'Pirate block' proposal back on Oz agenda

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Come on Aussies

WTF is happening down under, since when did the Aussies become such a PC crowd ?

Come on Aussies , stand up to the man, let it be heard that you want your Porn, Drugs ( Silk Road), Dodgy videos like everyone else and historical episodes of Neighbours....

Unbelievable, this is the same damned country that invented Aussie Rules, ffs. Don't let Tony Abbott cow down to the Pommie way of life...

[Yes, there is a hint of sarcasm in the above rant]

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Feds to auction off second tranche of Silk Road Bitcoins worth $19 MEEELLION

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Yup and what will happen to that 19 meeeeelion.. Will the Feds buy some new equipment, set up a new "Silk Road FV" (federal version) or will they re-invest in some of the finest Columbian Marching powder.. ( The usage of the word "re-invest" was intentional).

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'Open source just means big companies can steal your code.' O RLY?

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Re: Awards to ACs

Sniff, sniff what's that, do I smell a small troll in the vacinity.......

Casually lighting up the dry leaves on the bushes as he nonchalantly whistles away down the road......

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Re: Awards to ACs

@Dan

I concur, and I would hasten to add that there are a lot more than just the climate articles. There are a few others within which it is difficult not to use the AC option, not from fear but simply from the fact that PC crowd can become exceptionally distastefull. They lack argument and prefer to downvote rather than to rationalise or to objectively propose their own personal point's of view.

El Reg, like so many other forums, suffers from the false-consensus effect and being able to openly and truly express one's opinions is becoming a difficult task even within the world of IT. Although I am glad to say that El Ref still remains one of the few bastions of BOFHerey....

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Re: Awards to ACs

Nope, unfortunately it can't be based on a fixed number. If so myself and many others would permanently have a reversed badges. It would have to be based on a percentage of positive votes.

Even then, what would it really achieve. Eadon certainely didn't need a reversed badge and I can think of one or two others that might fall into the same category..

Reversed badge for 200 negative downvotes in 12 months, laughs to self thinking if I only had 200 a year I would ask for the angel badge....... I am quite sure that most of the silver badges and definately some of the gold badges have far more than 200 downvotes per year, more along the lines of 200 per month for some.. What you have may not have taken into account is that they also have a lot of upvotes..

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Are MPs smarter than 5-year-olds? We'll soon find out at coding school – Berners-Lee

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Re: Doubt it

No, that can't be right as the usage of the word "labour" implies that work is actually being done.

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Attack reveals 81 percent of Tor users but admins call for calm

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Re: Tracer Rounds and triangulation

Snipers often try to blend into their backgrounds. Would it therefore be an impovement to finds a means of "piggybacking" on someone elses packets... ie blending in to their network environment.

I have no idea if this is possible, nor any idea if it is even remotely feasible.

Theoretically : connecting via a FON connexion, spoofing an existing users MAC/IP address, creating some outgoing traffic, adding headers to the packet that would allow the returning packets to be filtered and returned to you. Idea being that it looks like someone else was TOR browsing.

[Edit : Just read further down the thread and it appears that the basic idea is already being covered, notably using TAILS as the client OS for even further anonymisation.]

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You know where Apple Pay is getting used a LOT? Yes - McDonalds

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That should read as follows :

The top 5% of Apple users actually have an IQ...

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Facebook, working on Facebook at Work, works on Facebook. At Work

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Paradoxical Satire

It's a very paradoxical and satirical idea that manages to introduce "Facebook" and "Work" into the same project.

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BlackBerry comeback: BES12 server revealed – it will manage ALL THE THINGS

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Re: Blackberry Classic

ïf you are going to connect it to a corporate network just make sure that you don't have to pay exorbitant telephony provider fees !!

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