* Posts by Hans 1

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Nokia getting there with HERE as rivals talk up price

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Hello ? No Really, HELLO??????

You are a corp, you wanna make $$$$ by fsck'ing the competition, you are not gonna help them by funding Open Street Map, especially if you are the only one to do so.

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Re: Worth as much as 6 billion?

Beat me to it ...

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Windows Server 2003 end of support draws ever closer

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Gimp

Don't panic, switch to FreeBSD, it might kernel panic for you!

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SAVE THE PLANKTON: So much more than whale food

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"Plankton are much more than just food for the whales. Although tiny, these organisms are a vital part of the Earth's life support system, providing half of the oxygen generated each year on Earth by photosynthesis and lying at the base of marine food chains on which all other ocean life depends."

This was already known when I was in primary school, and I am reasonably old, have reached about "half-life".

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ZX Spectrum 'Hobbit' revival sparks developer dispute

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Joke

Those are "enhanced" graphics???????? Almost as bad as minecraft with a GTX TITAN, almost.

ROFL

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Factory reset memory wipe FAILS in 500 MEELLION Android mobes

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Re: Simple solution

Make sure you break and disperse the memory chips, otherwise, data can be retrieved ...

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US Air Force launches not-so-secret space plane. Thanks Russia

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Re: why we use Russian stuff

@self

Ohh, I forgot, the young techies also are to blame ... a lot of them think that since they have their shiny diploma with good grades, they are god-like when it comes to technical design.

A bit like current IT developers ... 150Mb for a printer driver ... FFS!!!!! Shoot them, please!

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Re: why we use Russian stuff

>Its virtually impossible to do any complex project today without it turning into a massively over budget super late delivered clusterfsck (see the F35 and virtually ever other aircraft developed in the last two decades). This is doubly true if Boeing is involved (see over billion dollars wasted on virtual border fence Boeing pork).

That is mainly because the guyz in charge USED TO BE veteran techies, now, the guyz in charge are management school excrements with absolutely zarro clue of the technical side of things, or implications of their decisions.

As for the other numpties, the Airbus 320, 330, and 340's were not late.

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City of birth? Why password questions are a terrible idea

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I call BS on this, I think they just want to harvest phone numbers out of people - a way to identify you and better target their ads.

Their questions are rather silly, especially the family-related questions ... you would not want your wife/brother/sister/father to access your email account, would you ? City of birth is really silly, too many people know that. These, of course, make social engineering so much easier.

I think you should be able to ask your own questions, as for the mathematical "questions", those can be detected and vetoed.

I hate it when I cannot use spaces in passwords.

The worst website I have come across in recent years is www.apec.fr - THEY EMAIL YOUR PASSWORD TO YOU, IN 2015, HONEST!!!!!

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A good effort, if a bit odd: Windows 10 IoT Core on Raspberry Pi 2

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What good is an ssh server if you have no command interpreter installed ?

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Come on! Windows 1,2,3 were not thaaaat bad in that respect, XP was bad (needed 4 times more ram, exclusively to display a FisherPriceRipOff ui), Vista was worse ... what was it again ? 8 time more RAM (2Gb), high end graphics card, all to show less effects than OS X with 500Mb RAM and a TNT2. Now, Windows 10 IoT is so much worse than Vista in that respect, Windows is such untidy bloat that WIFI depends on some obscure subsystem that could not be squeezed into a 900MB image, go figure.

I have a 180Mb iso, Linux with KDE, browser, office suite, a bunch of servers ... you name it ... and ... WIFI support YAY! (all you need is a firmware for your WIFI card, should the ones in the iso not work for yours).

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Coffee/keyboard

>> it's the price you have to pay to avoid to maintain n completely different versions of an OS.

>As a comparison I can get a Linux distro that will boot off a 1.44 diskette and run as a firewall, SQL server, web server and other stuff.

Yes, and thus be more useful than Windows IoT Core.

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NetApp consciously uncouples from 500+ staff

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Re: Reminder from England.

Well, things evolve on this planet ... according to the theory of evolution ... so do languages. And ... just like animals, they evolve differently on different islands.

Thou art mistaken!

I upvoted'th thou as I liked the sense of humour!

PS: I am British, I cannot stand how the USians pronounce to-may-doe, either ... sadly, we have to live with it!

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Huawei announces tiny 10 KB IoT kernel

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Re: 10KB for the OS?

kernel != OS

Besides, with flash prices being what they are, you can pretty cheaply get 1Gb flash these days, ram is more expensive, but even then, 8 or 16Mb would be more than enough for IoT, and that comes quite cheap.

A tailored Linux kernel would be much better, has much better support, been developed and gone through testing for 20+ years, and, best of all, drivers for chipsets are readily available. Not sure what the RAM requirements for systemd are, <joke>I guess at the least 2Gb</joke> ... but then again, who needs systemd when you do not need gnome.

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Witcher 3: Wild Hunt – a true monster in the making

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Got it with my GTX 960

I got this with my GTX 960, well, I got a download coupon ... I thought it would be some crap/cheap game, apparently, it is not. I will download ... I do not like RPG's, but my son in law does ...

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Feds: Bloke 'HACKED PLANE controls' - from his PASSENGER seat

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Wired article is MUCH better!

http://www.wired.com/2015/05/feds-say-banned-researcher-commandeered-plane/

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RAF radar station crew begs public for cash to buy gaming LAN kit

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Re: morale support needed!

>having sat for 6-months in Bosnian communication blackholes and wondered how the hell to get some entertainment going.

I hope you are not a French General ... like the guy who stood on a tank and said:"We will protect you!" to a bunch of Muslims, hours before Serbian forces deported and murdered 'em all. I heard he has now a hefty retirement plan ...

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Oracle proposes to deliver Java 9 SDK on September 22nd, 2016

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Don't bother with the java applet.

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That DRM support in Firefox you never asked for? It's here

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Mushroom

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Mozilla, I have had enough. I have been using Firefox/Pheonix on Windows/OS X/Linux for close to 15 years now, and, guess what, in FF37 I have experience the first stability issues. Yes, it is bloated crap, now, but until 37 it got the work done, now, not only does it hide the address bar (THE ONLY FSCK'ING USEFUL THING), since 36 iirc, in FF37, the thing hangs. in FF38 you add DRM ?

You know what? Byebye.

There is no excuse for DRM, if you think there is, be so kind, do us all a favor, leave the industry ... windows cleaners are needed in Hull.

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WikiLeaks, er, leaks the Bundestag Inquiry into NSA naughtiness

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Happy

Popcorn time

Seriously, though ... if the BND passed privileged information from Siemens and EADS to the NSA, heads must roll, because, shit, they are putting German jobs at stake.

Who will trust the BND if heads do not roll ...

/!\: I wrote the same about GCHQ, so the Brits on here can STFU!

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Old, forgotten, lonely? SQL Server 2016 will sling you into Azure

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Coffee/keyboard

Can I use LIKE on in-memory tables, yet, or is that for 2020?

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Windows 10 bombshell: Microsoft to KILL OFF Patch Tuesday

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>Each of my Windows installs in the past 13 years has lasted the life of the device.

Lucky you ... really, I doubt you are telling the truth ... coming from somebody who does not re-install Windows even when it is borked with virii ... I know how to manually remove the shit.

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From Manchester to Microsoft – missing mum :-(

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Re: Weekend

>Like the rest of Microsoft, he's working on polishing out some of the fail from Windows 10.

Did you even read the article ? He works on "the soon to be [defunct]" Internet Explorer.

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Word to your mother: Office 2016 preview flung at world + dog

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Mushroom

And 2007/2010 PowerPiNT still do not allow you to move/resize callouts without fucking with where the arrows point...

Compare 2003 to 2007/2010 in this respect.

Now imagine, our bi-monthly new powerpoint template freshly minted by Mark Eting, whoever that fellow is, once applied, causes Pint² to move a bunch of "seemly random" pictures to the left, so there you are ... 80 slides of moving images/callouts joy (of course, the new template gives either more or less screen real-estate for the content, so you resize half the images ...) ... of course, you have 40 decks ... ;-)

Shoot 'em all!

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Microsoft: Profit DECIMATED because you people aren't buying PCs

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Pint

I had a nervous woman on the phone yesterday, her laptop died. She has €300 for a new machine but refuses to get a box with Windows 8. She's seen it, does not like it ... and begged me to provide her with a solution ... I said: Get a second-hand MacBook.

Last week, I saw my very first Windows Phone (or whatever they call it now) in the wild, believe or not.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QCaabE7co5s

This was written on the wall, guyz and I told you ... their marketshare will dwindle now, just like ie did a few years back.

It's Friday, a pint please!

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Microsoft to offer special Surface 3 for schools

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>Even with reduced on-board storage, 'the cloud ate my homework' isn't going to cut it

No, certainly not, but 'That MS fucker forgot to renew the security certificate again, I could not access my homework anymore' will definitely work, how many times has it happened 2 or 3 years in a row ?

Cloud is evil, cloud is evil ... google and MS clouds are even worse.

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Game to go a round with a Spartan? Microsoft will pay if you bruise it

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>The Azure bounty offer will cover virtual machines, cloud services, storage, Active Directory “and much more” Shirt wrote.

The guy in charge of certificate renewal is the largest threat to QoS, there, how much do I get for that, MS ?

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Fed-up Colorado man takes 9mm PISTOL to vexing Dell PC

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Re: Come on guys

>Can any of you claim that there has never been an occasion when you wouldn't have cheerfully taken your computer outside and put it out of your misery?

No, I install Linux.

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Re: Musket

Muskets ? makes me think of good ole Jim! That cunt says it all!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lL8JEEt2RxI

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>There's such a thing as a rational faith in homeopathy?

Yes, there is.

Even if you believe that homeopathy is just BS, people who do not enjoy "at the very least" the placebo effect. Given the price difference with the real stuff, everybody wins.

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This data-powered, insight-rich future, how do I get there exactly?

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Sleep on

Sorry ... I was just looking for a MS-related article because I spotted a recent Nokia smartphone in the wild, with Windows Phone. Honest! Must be one of the 4 sold ... do I qualify for Guinness book of records? Will I get a free pint ? Who knows ... party time !!!

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Google pulls plug on YouTube for older iPads, iPhones, smart TVs

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Re: This is great....

You should ask:

What is cheaper, the latest <tv> or the latest raspberry pi ?

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Re: I have had exactly this.

@ Flatpackhamster

>On my 3-year old Panasonic plasma TV, and my 2 year old Panasonic Blu-Ray/smart box.

>'Older' systems my arse.

I am often called a freetard on here since I would never have bought that proprietary BS ... now, who of us two is the retard ?

Remember, I'll write it yet again, it is the same with Windows/OS X/<insert_proprietary_bs>, proprietary ware sucks, blobs suck - now you know why.

Paris coz she sucks quite a lot as well ...

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Re: hrm..

In a freetard world, some hack would have fixed it already ... sadly ... buy proprietary, get all you deserve.

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Re: Google is pushing Apple sales

>what is scary is that Stallman is basically always right, he's just sometimes proven right 10 years later, not right away

BS, however, I upvoted. To those with a pair of functional brains, he is right since day 1. I know, it is no use arguing on a site that calls us the "retards" ...

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Re: Google is pushing Apple sales

>Were it not locked, I could perhaps purchase or write my own player app for my device, but I can't.

1. Yes you can, go get xcode and learn how to google ...too lazy ? Goto 2.

2. Go on and moan, did I buy a proprietary product or did you ? Now you understand all the fuss you hear from the Free Software "retards", as they are often called around here ...

The same goes for the Windows users ... your printer/scanner/whatever device no longer supported and you take the piss out of the "freetards" ?

I'm loving it!

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Re: Google reminds of Microsoft of old

@AC

>but I'd say they're actually worse. MS has never tried to spy on the population other than for license purposes

You owe me a new keyboard ... ever seen the "Send this error to Microsoft"? That feature helps the NSA figure out which 0 days they can send their target ... since they know which patches are installed, they can quickly find a suitable exploit.

MS are evil, Apple and Google are evil ... but MS beat Apple and Google combined.

I often read on here that Apple sues for "rounded corners" ... MS sues for "remote device"-like patents - just look at what patents they wave for android devices ... rediculous ... each and every one of those has prior art dating back to the 70's.

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Re: P*ss poor

@ Annihilator

>Basically, they're not going to support older kit forever.

What, forever is now defined as being what? 3 years? Annihilator? Annihilated!

As for Google ↓

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PS: I told you lot, Smart TV's suck - get a dumb display and a cheap (replaceable) set top box.

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Re: "Written in C"

@ Kristian Walsh

>"support ends when the boxes leave the factory".

EPIC

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Sysadmins, patch now: HTTP 'pings of death' are spewing across web to kill Windows servers

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@1980s_coder

>my comment was a joke, clearly indicated by the joke alerticon.

Definitely, I think Destroy_ALL_Monsters forgot his, though, too ...

>HERE IS YOU CRAYOLA NOW STEP THE FUCK AWAY FROM THE KEYBOARD.

Had me laughing out loud, epic!

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>MS found a problem and fixed it and hackers reverse engineered that fix and are now targetting those who haven't patched.

Well, you call that fixed ??? RIP OUT HTTP.SYS and create a user-space binary - a crashing thread serving HTTP should not take down the whole server, is the point generally made on here.

Of course, putting that into user-space will not be beneficial, performance-wise, but then again, it is way more secure.

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Default admin password, weak Wi-Fi, open USB ports ... no wonder these electronic voting boxes are now BANNED

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Black Helicopters

Re: The position of the constitutional court of Germany is worthy of note

Check for fraud ? ROFL!

Ok, a mayor in my area got caught for fraud, but she still won the election as she had <150 more votes than the other (after over 300 fraudulent votes had been subtracted). Note that in France you have just a couple of days to go through all registered votes - the opposition found numerous votes that had been made which sported the same signature, however, that was not enough.

http://www.lexpress.fr/actualite/politique/elections/municipales-a-aix-en-provence-la-methode-joissains_1294303.html (excuse my French)

You can cheat in France and get away with it.

[Sound of choppers]Shit, needa go. where's the anonymous checkbox ? too late ...

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Someone PLEASE stop patent trolls' stroking their favorite tool, cries Google and friends

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Re: ratfox

????? Ever heard of SCO ????? MS' poor attempt to kill Linux ?

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Microsoft points at Skype, Lync: You two, in my office – right now

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Windows

We use jabber, cool thing. As for conferencing, we use some crap proprietary BS. yes, I know hello.firefox.com, yes it does work, and yes it comes free, and no it does not require firefox clients, and, no I do not know why we spend thousands on crapware - no lync/Skype/Communicator over here, mind ... Au weier, as the Germans say.

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iOS, OS X apps sent into infinite dizzy DoS by this one weird kernel bug

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Re: Documentation has always been iffy for unix system APIs

You always needed books for serious coding, on any system I know of.

VMS doc was pretty impressive, you still required books for serious coding.

Windows docs (<command> /?) are, well, even less handy than the man pages ...

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Win Server 2003 addict? Tick, tock: Your options are running out

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Actually, I should have made two posts because I meant to convey two different ideas.

1. You want to have a NAS, use Linux???? <--- this is bad, hence to reference to "IT?" If you are gonna go the freetard route, go BSD for NAS, NOT Linux ... Linux is way better than Windows for NAS, BSD/Solaris, however, is in another league altogether

2. You consider moving IT data services to the cloud <-- bad, bad, bad idea, for obvious reasons.

Then, for some reason, auto-text kicked in with the "migrate to free software while you are at it" mantra ...

You will have to migrate away from those proprietary no longer maintained 32-bit software solutions sooner or later, why not now ? AND do not make the same mistake twice, go freetard - if it is good, there will always be at least one fork, should the freetard vendor go titsup.

Ooops, I did it again ... ;-)

I think I want more down-votes, yes, that's it ...

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Re: Linux NAS ?

Typo, I meant puppet ... :-\

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IT Angle

Linux NAS ?

Ok, so basically, you are saying move to Server 2008, to cloud, or both and keep a local NAS server running Linux. The BSD's/Solaris are MUCH better candidates for NAS services than Linux, ouch!!!

Cloud should be a NOGO, needles to say why ... if you read the register, you already know.

How about moving the server infrastructure to BSD completely and keep IT safely inhouse ? Samba/Muppet have come a loooong way, so much so that Muppet outperforms AD/GPO, even for windows clients. Throw Open/LibreOffice onto all clients, alongside MS office, IMAP email (to keep Outlook addicts happy) -> soft migration to free software.

In 2020, deploy Linux or Free/Open/DragonFlyBSD on select clients and phase-out Windows.

Does the author know IT ? cf icon

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Don't be stiffed by spies, stand up to Uncle Sam with your proud d**k pics – says Snowden

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Honey Trap

Get a teen so send himself a picky of his privates, then go after GHCQ/NSA for pedophilia.

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Unhappy

Re: Very sad....

Der legendäre Kleine Mann

Der immer litt und nie gewann

Der sich gewöhnt an jeden Dreck

Kriegt er nur seinen Schweinespeck

Und träumt im Bett vom Attentat

- die hab ich satt!

Wolf Biermann, for those who understand German

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