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Bored with trading oil and gold? Why not flog some CLOUD servers?

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Mushroom

of course

With a limited supplier pool the chances of market manipulation are high, but of course those paragons of virtue supplying the service wouldn't do that would they?

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

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Nice to see

That Apple have borrowed the same magic elephant that the RIAA and MPAA use to pull numbers out of its arse.

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Jack the RIPA: Blighty cops ignore law, retain innocents' comms data

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potential

So as long as they continue to believe that we are all potential terrorists they can slurp freely.

Trebles all round at the club.

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Helpdesk/Service Desk Recommendations

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We use zendesk

But I know from speaking to other zendesk users that Freshdesk is a serious competitor and much cheaper alternative.

I haven't used Freshdesk but it may be worth a look if you want something like Zendesk.

www.freshdesk.com

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'Bank couriers' who stole money from OAP cancer sufferer jailed

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I know its Clarksonesque

But those two need shooting and the family billed for the bullet.

18 months and 2 years or in reality 9 months and 1 year if they are good, more of a taxpayer funded holiday than anything else.

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'Good job, NSA! You turned Yahoo! into an encryption beast'

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Re: What fools

Matt

Why are you posting anonymously? Something to hide?

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UK cops: Keep yer golden doubloons, ad folk. Yon websites belong ta PIRATES

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It would

But that requires court action, legal arguments, obtaining injunctions and serving them and all those other time consuming and expensive legal oversights.

Instead what we have here is the content industry drawing up a wish list of sites they want to impact and then the tame muppets from the City of London Police to sign off on the list to give it a semblance of legality, after all, the police never get it wrong do they?

Of course we all know that everyone's favourite not evil search engine indexes torrents, will we see the plod blacklisting that site and cutting off its revenue stream? Perhaps I should google for the answer......

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BOYCOTT FIREFOX, rage gay devs as Mozilla appoints JavaScript daddy as CEO

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Seems strange

That until he made CEO they where quite happy to work on the FF platform.

At what stage does your viewpoint become unacceptable?

I suspect this is more about some cheap publicity stunt than any over riding moral crusade on behalf of gay marriage. Its actually quite sad as it does significantly devalue the work of the people who have been consistent in the fight for marriage equality to have a couple of non entities jump on a bandwagon for a moment of publicity.

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Kent Police fined £100k for leaving interview vids of informants in old cop shop

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Re: is it criminal watching criminals?

Having purchased the site and all its contents he was the owner of the material left behind as he had purchased it with the building.

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Malaysia Airlines mystery: Click here for the TRUTH

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Re: It's obvious!

Xenon, the god of car light bulbs?

I thought Hubbards mythical sky jockey was some volcanic lizard, or was that David Icke?

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Morrisons supermarket hit by MASSIVE staff payroll data robbery

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FAIL

By payroll data

Do they mean a pay run for the month or do they mean the Payroll departments database?

Wonder who supplies Morrisons payroll services?

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WhatsApp chats not as secret as you think

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Zuckerberg didnt pay $18 billion

For data he couldnt easily access to find out how to advertise to you.

Why is anyone even surprised by this?

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'Mommy got me an UltraVibe Pleasure 2000 for Xmas!' South Park: Stick of Truth

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Re: Girls

The number of degrees is irrelevant, If the person has no communication or social skills they are effectively unemployable.

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Triple-headed NHS privacy scare after hospital data reach marketers, Google

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Lets look at the real reasons behind this

PA consulting are a front for this, they get the data onto a US companies servers, get well paid and take some flak for it.

Meanwhile the NSA using the patriot act can now access all that information and do as they wish with it before passing the results back to GCHQ.

So the goverment can analyse all this juicy data without the need for any legal oversight, warrants etc etc.

A year ago this would have been a tin foiled hatted conspiracy theory, today its a different story.......

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Labour calls for BIG OVERHAUL of UK super-snoop powers in 'new digital world'

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FAIL

More of the same drivel

"The police and security services have been under pressure to explain why they didn’t know more about the murderers of Drummer Lee Rigby, and why more is not being done to disrupt the use of the internet by violent extremists looking to radicalise young people," the MP said.

Funnily enough Treasonous May said the same thing just before Snowden threw her under the bus with the revelations that GCHQ where already doing that and much more with no legal oversight.

The bottom line is that this is nothing more than the cynical use of the death of Lee Rigby and both May and Cooper should be ashamed of themselves, especially after it came to light that both of the scum bags who carried out the hideous crime where extremely well know to the security services.

Despite what these idiots will have you believe we are not over run with terrorists or paedophiles but they do make great headline grabbers. If Cooper wants to do something to get votes she needs to overturn the deals done by Blair with the murdering IRA scum so that they can be bought to justice rather than her dreams of her own personal great firewall of UK.

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Pine trees' scent 'could prevent climate change really being a problem'

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that reminds me

Will take the polar bear unfriendly Subaru turbo to the golden arches drive through and order a couple of "Mutant Beef" quarter pounders.

Its ok, I have a pine tree on the farm

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Sony enlists Michael Jackson's GHOST to flog Xperia Z2

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Nothing says buy my product

like the endorsement of a dead junkie with an unhealthy interest in small boys and a pet monkey.

Owww, check your bad self......

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Facebook gobbles WhatsApp for SIXTEEN BILLION DOLLARS

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Think of the data

All those messages about meeting for coffee at x, shopping at y, all geo-located and ready to pillage.

It's an advertisers wet dream.

And all nicely indexed for the NSA, what's not to like?

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GPs slam NHS England for poor publicity of data grab plan

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Re: Anonymised my arse

@jullien1 You don't know much about databases do you?

Anonymous data in one database can be cross referenced against other data bases for patterns which can then be used to make identifications.

If the data has no postcode area, gender or age its just a list of illnesses and not much use as a data set. No money in that for Camerons mates......

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Anonymised my arse

With postcode and date of birth its really game over on that front.

In a highly populous area you might have a chance but where I live there are three properties on our postcode so its a piece of piss to link the data with postcode, date of birth and gender.

Opt outs will be going to my surgery asap.

As for the police having access, for what reasonable purpose does the police force need to know about your confidential medical records?

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Mass domain hijack leaves Reg reader angry with 123-Reg

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useless bunch

That is all

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Troll-hunting cases SPIKED in 2012... but remain high

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Re: A nest of men who co-ordinate attacks on women

apart from 50% of the people convicted for it who happened to be female.

But hey ho, why let facts get in the way of a little bit of man hating.

I am sure she was quoted in the Guardian as saying the woman prosecuted must have been corrupted by men.

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GP surgeries MUST DO BETTER on data handling, says ICO

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What is the ICO playing at?

Given that this is both personally identifiable information and also falls into the sensitive information category I can see no basis in either UK law or European law that allows for this to happen without a specific opt in from the data subject.

Even if default opt in was allowed the fact that no attempt has been made to offer an option to opt out goes against everything the ICO has said over many years.

Its also concerning that the current Data Controller at the GP level has no choice but to comply with this. What if the European Court decides its unlawful at a later date? Who will be liable?

This really needs a swift judicial review before it kicks off as once the data is hoovered its not going to be given back or destroyed, its way to valuable.

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Vile Twitter trolls thrown in the cooler for rape abuse tweet spree

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a great victory for the feminists

Woman campaigns to get a man removed from a bank note and is threatened by a woman with a university education.

The irony is not lost.

Of course the man hating femonazis will find a way to blame men for the actions of this educated woman.

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NSA: It's TRUE, we grab 200 MILLION of your text messages A DAY globally

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@Matt

Please explain how many targetted individuals the NSA are following if they need tap into 200 million texts per day.

Even assuming an average of 200 texts per person day thats a 1,000,000 targets!

How they find time for any terrorism what with all that texting I will never know........

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Clink! Terrorist jailed for refusing to tell police his encryption password

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The problem is

That you are viewing the law from an incredibly narrow perspective.

Given how inept our police are what happens if Constable Savage decides that your screenname "nuked" suggests you might be a dodgy bomb wielding terrorist and he raids your house and takes all your IT kit and lots of USB keys.

Included in this is a USB memory stick that isn't yours that a friend must have dropped, its encrypted and you don't have the password.

But the USB stick was recovered in a search of your home and therefore its your responsibility and thanks to RIPA you get some jail time for failing to provide the key.

Welcome to our brave new UK police state world.

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Seems odd

That as he had already given up the same password that he should be prosecuted again.

It seems more of a case that our high tech plod are less than competent as this would be one of the first things you would try when presented with an item from the same source given how many people use the same password.

Its also a monumental waste of taxpayers money to bring this prosecution when it stems from the incompetence of the plod in the first place, after all it may have contained more critical information and no one thought to try a known password?

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Staffs Police face data protection probe over 'drink drivers named' Twitter campaign

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The problem is easily solved

When the people responsible for the breaches of the data protection act are the ones who pay the fines and face the sanctions.

At the moment its simply a paper exercise moving £X from one civil service unit back to central government via the ICO.

Start to take it from the staff pension pot of those responsible and fire the people in charge and I guarantee they would take Data Protection law much more seriously.

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Two guilty over 'menacing' tweets to feminist campaigner

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a great victory for the feminists

It's great to see gender equality in the crack head troll community with the conviction of such a shining example of women as that northern bird with multiple convictions and on bail for four other offences.

Feminist campaigners everywhere can rejoice. .......

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NSA refuses to deny spying on members of Congress

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Re: (Yawn)

So they do the spying first then go for a warrant to do more spying on the "probable cause" that a number was dialled.

Nice work destroying your own argument in one sentence Matt, I think that may be a record.

Paris, sharper than Matt....

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Twitterers rally round #CensoredUK - to demand MORE PORN

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Re: Default opt in

I see the mumsnutters have popped by to cast a few down votes.

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Default opt in

I spent last week at the IAPP conference in Brussels and the one clear aspect of EU policy on personal privacy and data protection is that the data subject makes a clear and self determined choice.

Default opting everyone in and then asking them to make a choice about something related to sensitive data such as sexuality and/or sexual preference seems to go completely against this idea.

Any collection of this data by an ISP would be well outside the test of necessity and proportionality for the collection of sensitive personal data from a data subject.

By all means make it opt in through choice but relying on an ISP to monitor what's on your connection when parental education of children should be the foundation of this is completely wrong.

Unfortunately the likes of the Daily Mail and Mumsnet carry a powerful voice and despite the fact they are not democratically elected and carry a very narrow viewpoint they are shaping the future of the internet and the powers the government will exert over it in a way that makes the Chinese look moderate.

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Home Office clumsily LEAKS data of 1,598 immigrants, blames 'transparency'

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I just came back from the IAPP conference

and I can assure everyone that "lessons will be learned" and some taxpayers money will go from the Home Office to the ICO.

In other words it will be business as usual but given the ICO's affirmed light touch enforcement policy and the fact that civil servants are immune to any sanction for monumental cock ups like this I don't expect much to happen.

What we need are proper sanctions so that those responsible for this get a P45 and pay the fine from there pension fund. I guarantee, with proper sanctions this kind of thing will get taken seriously and will not happen as often.

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RBS MELTDOWN LATEST: 'We'll be the bank we should be ... next YEAR maybe'

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Re: useless

RBS head office is in Scotland along with the jobs. Wasn't talking about the customers, do please learn to read!

Our unelected leader at the time was Scottish, go figure. .....

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Re: useless

Last time I looked that's how capitalism works. The reality is that the bank could have been sold without taxpayer intervention but it would have been the end of the bank and a lot of jobs in Scotland would be lost.

Instead the monster was kept alive because it would have become very apparent in the unwinding that the various regulatory bodies had screwed the pooch and the damage to the public would have been a guaranteed election defeat if it had been let go.

Given the banking guarantee on savings from the government only the wealthy depositors faced losses, the average customer was fine and well protected.

Letting it die would have sent a strong message to the others but now they are all to big to fail is business as usual.

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useless

They should have been left to fail, the only reason they got bailed out was to appease the Scottish Thanks to the failed bean counter Brown.

Now the tax payer is left to shore up a dying mess of a bank which should have been killed off when it went tits up.

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'MacGyver' geezer makes 'SHOTGUN, GRENADE' from airport shop tat

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@ anonymous cletus Re: This will freak my Brit friends

"You have to put most of the bullets into the man sized silhouette B-27 target."

I guess the term "watch your background" never made it onto the training course if its only most of the bullets.

Not sure how you marry up proper firearm control with missing the target!

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Super-stealth FLYING CAR prototype seen outside GOOGLE HQ

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Re: Ever been close to a Heli?

I was wondering that as well, was on a mountain in Austria last week and the medivac helicopter gave a real ice blasting as it took off.

In an urban environment how much FOD is going to be turned into either a projectile or end up in the rotors?

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Salesforce forces Force sales-force sales: Or tries to anyway

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My Android Chatter App

Updated yesterday and is now called salesforce1

A slightly different screen but fundamentaly as bad as it was before.

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Tales from an expert witness: Lasers, guns and singing Santas

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Re: Couple of points

Of course it never comes down to the minor issue that maybe you all just where not very good at sports?

I say this as someone who is both a geek and who has decent enough motor skills to be good at sports, my head of P.E was an inspirational man who was both intelligent and driven by a purpose to see us do well.

It is of course purely anecdotal but the vast majority of IT people are what we refer to lovingly as "motor morons" and never did well at sports involving strength, speed and coordination. Primarily this was down to a lack of practice.

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Thought you didn't need to show ID in the UK? Wrong

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Re: Yawn.

Unfortunately Matt under the Immigration Act 2006 you actually have to verify everyone, particularly with regards to employment so as not to discriminate.

The only way that Landlords can comply without risking a charge of discrimination is to check everyone, and then repeat the checks every 12 months to ensure the person still has the right to stay in the UK.

And that's before you consider secure document storage as colour copies of passports and leave to remain paperwork are valuable in themselves for identity theft.

I would suggest that until you have personally had to deal with the system and the amount of crap involved with remaining compliant your opinion based on your singular personal experience has little value.

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'It seems that the OSes and devices are based on the Devil'

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knocking juan out for satan

"I am a young Holy Man who is beginning my mission to change the world and toss off the devil."

Nice to see that he is helping Satan to stave of RSI and blindness!

Paris, she has been know to punch the Spaniard.....

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Brit bloke busted over backdoor blagging of US troops' data

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wtf

Someone let Cletus use the magic interwebs box thingy.

Stick to banjos and inbreeding my friend.

Yeee hawwww

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London's Tech City welcomes first Chinese tenant

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mainland chinese?

Spell checking is not proof reading.

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Canadian operator EasyDNS stands firm against London cops

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Lets ask PIPCU

to shut down a well known search engine which profits from advertising whilst letting you look for torrents.

If they are struggling to find it they can always use Google.........

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Scottish leader splurged £20k appealing disclosure of EU membership legal bungle

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Devil

As an English Taxpayer

I would happily vote for independence for Scotland, Northern Ireland and Wales.

It would likely equate to a 50% tax cut as a result.

Whats not to like?

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Investor lobs sueball at BlackBerry, says it 'misled' shareholders

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the value of investments

can go down as well as up.

And if you purchased RIM and did even the most basic of due dilligence you knew it was a very risky bet.

Two rules to follow, firstly do not risk thy whole wad and secondly buy on the way up, not on the way down!

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Study accuses media companies of cooking the books on piracy losses

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Alert

shock horror

music industry pulls figures on cost of piracy from the arse of a magic elephant.

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'The NSA set me up,' ex-con Qwest exec claims

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Re: Mtech25

Contrary to popular belief Matt you won't get a better seat in heaven or extra virgins for sticking your tongue up the US governments arse.

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IPCC: Yes, humans are definitely behind all this global warming we aren't having

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Re: Time to celebrate

It was more of a historical reference to the times when Kings and Queens threw lavish banquets to celebrate a victory.

What better way to celebrate another successful report that underpins many of the taxes currently wrecking our economy with a cook out on the very things said to be killing us, the Zebra was just a handy add in to wind up the tree hugging soya latte fuelled eco mentalists.

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