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UFO, cosmic ray or flasher? NASA rules on Curiosity curiosity

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Re: Is there...

There wasn't one picture, but two, both showing a ligjht of some sort. Not saying this is of alien origin, but nasa is not the experts they claim to be. If what they say is true, why not the thousands upon thousands of pics ever taken in space, or millions of pics taken on earth, showing the same thing? And why two pics in the same area around the same time showing a flash of light?. And are the pics taken at the exact same time? Is there a delay? I call bullshit.

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SmartTV, dumb vuln: Philips hard-codes Miracast passwords

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I remember when I was a kid many of these SciFi ideas popped up in movies, magazines, etc. I couldn't wait to get it. But alas, I had to wait because it was all just that, props and talk. Now, here it is...... And I want no part of it. Please tell me someone is taking security seriously somewhere on something. Id like to enjoy something in this life without worrying about who's gonna hack TV, fridge, phone, thermostat, email, etc....

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Microsoft's ALREADY telling of bugs in Fondle-Office for iPad

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Just curious, but how large is the install? MS is notorious for huge programs, bloated updates and slow performance over time. I wonder how this will effect an IPad.

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As WinXP death looms, Microsoft releases its operating system SOURCE CODE for free

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"Someday when your lookin' back on your life this is gonna be one of those nights"

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This changes everything: Microsoft slips WinXP holdouts $100 to buy new Windows 8 PCs

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Re: They're not paying you $100

Not taking sides but I recently was ask to look at a laptop that had crashed, throwing up an error message. When I got it, it booted up fine. Seemed to have been a one time thing, it recovered on reboot, and the owner panicked.

I decided to check a few things, just to show that I had done something, and found that it was running windows 8. I was very surprised on this, no metro at all. Straight up windows 7 looking screen. I ask what they were using and they had no idea, came like that. This was a $400 machine, and it ran smooth.

Point being, yeah, metro sucks, but like others have said, you can run windows 8 without ever seeing the first metro tile from boot up to shutdown.

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Ex-Autonomy boss Mike Lynch goes nuclear: Claims HP 'misleads' its own shareholders

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Bullshitters bullshitting bullshitters....and making lots of money.....maybe? Total bullshit?

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China to blow away smog with DRONES

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Re: Not really worse as such

Yes, but given time and the path our economic leaders are taking, it won't be long before China begins exporting its work to a 3rd world, aka US.

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

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This is for all those brits making comments about the USA last year.

Over the past several months, all I've read is how horrible the USA is, the NSA, blah,blah,blah.

Kinda funny when its in your own yard, such a vile act as titi shots, and how it could be you or yours.

Let the DVs begin!!!!

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Kim Dotcom extradition hearings delayed

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Place your bets now. I bet he's gonna do a McAfee and run like hell to some foreign country. Hell, he may be planning on taking up residents in Mcafee 's old pad.

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How many mobile apps collect data on users? Oh ... nearly all of them

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Gotta wonder about those apps for little kids, you know, the ones that let you put some type of designer clothes on a cartoon doll. Taking a look at the permissions allows the app to record video, take pictures, use your location......I think you get the idea.

"but...but...but sir! I just got my new Nexus for Christmas! Surely I can trust the Google store NOT to harm me in any way!!!"

So how many eyes are now starting to open, and how many are doing their best to squeeze shut.

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Microsoft slaps fresh paint on code-free Windows Phone dev tool

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Common on sheeples, this is Microsoft! How many "ideas" have they assimilated for their own. They can't come up with anything on their own, they do a half ass job of copying other people. The only thing they are good at is bullshit and stealing. No way in hell I would create an app for them, the next Windows9 would have that app as a "feature". Down vote all you want, but know your history, and know who is still lurks in the background, and know your lyrics.

Meet the new boss, same as the old boss.

We won't get fooled again.

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Appeals court decides Dotcom warrant was legal after all

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Re: Special offer, country for sale, going cheap...

We sent them the remaining copies of "Sharktopus" and promised them that "Sharktopus 2, the eye of the storm" will be produced in their country.

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John McAfee declares war on Android

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Damn good idea! Maybe that crazy SOB isn't as crazy as......well......still, sounds promising. Let's see how the app stores receive it.

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Whitehall and Microsoft negotiate NHS Windows XP hacker survival plan

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Crazy, but with those figures, adding in the US and other countries that still use XP and will pay for extended support, can Microsoft actually make more money on supporting XP than windows 8? Is there a way to compare in a year?

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FBI offers $10,000 bounty for arrest of laser-wielding idiots

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Guess that big red laser pointer I made that's bright as the bat symbol but sports the register logo is out of the question at the NASA hanger that Google is renting?

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Need some college cash? Google offers $80K for students' doodles

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Everyone, get your kids school to doodle something about "privacy". Send a message.

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Put down that iPad! Snoopware RECORDS your EVERY gesture, TAP on iOS, Android

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Good article and good find. Only, with some of the ludicrous permissions of apps these days, I feel that quite a few apps already grab enough data to paint a picture of end user daily activity. Hell, Google, apple and the NSA isn't going to miss the opportunity to milk as much data as possible from users, so enters the infinite shades of grey.

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Google opens up data on secret data collection orders

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Re: @ coward - "Don't use gmail. Simple"

Just because you are "required", aka forced, to have a gmail account doesn't mean you have to use it. I have several and never used any for communication. Don't think I've ever opened any them either.

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Is modern life possible without a smartphone?

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Modern life is very much possible without a smartphone. Never had one, and life is great. Everyone else I know has one, and their quality of life is worse. Always texting, always looking at something online. Sad little people, so worried they might miss something. Makes them feel important.

Am I wrong? Then those that down vote prove it, next time you pick up your phones, think about what you're doing. Nuff said.

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Apple declares war on PAYPAL: Pay-by-bonk + iTunes = profit, right?

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They need to:

1-work with carriers to make it easy to lock down a stolen phone.

2-Do a hell of a lot better job with the Itunes interface.

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Google, Netflix ready next weapon in net neutrality battle: The fury of millions

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Sent a cold shiver down my back. Google, AT&T, Verizon, damn cat videos, the FCC....that's just toooo many negative points in one story. And to think Google and AT&T are supposedly fighting for my rights? Kinda like trusting the devil with your best interest. However this goes, it will not turn out good for anyone.

Good thing the NSA isn't in the details as well, it would probably start snowing blood red snowflakes.

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MPAA spots a Google Glass guy in cinema, calls HOMELAND SECURITY

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Re: But... it is the USA...

Again, not sure where your from but, obviously, you've never been to the USA. You just can't kill someone for stealing, and if you do, you damn well better have a good story ready and be ready for an uphill battle.

This statement isn't even in the lines of the original story, just rants about America. First things first, not all states allow guns. Second, even the states that do, doesn't mean the wild west, there are restrictions that damn near make it not worth having one. Third, if you do live somewhere that you can have one and you shoot someone for stealing, you will go to jail. Period. You damn well better have a good reason, some connections, and some money to get out. You simply can't shoot someone in the back and plant an iPhone on them.

Hey, I'm all for cutting a thief's hands off, many of us are, its actually been done here and debated about to do so again. I think you are simply another ignorant foreigner who gets their "edumakation" from the local old men telling folk stories and probably the internet.

I hate guns, grew up with them all my life and never cared for them, but Pandoras box was open waaaaay before I was born and guns are not going away, and When someone is getting ready to do you or your family harm, I think I'd rather have one and take my chances.

Again, if you have some other ideas, by all means, let us know. Want to point a finger and bitch, then expect to be treated as such.

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Wo there little hoss, I'm an american and I can state right here, right now, what you said is not true for all of us. Sure, we got a f'd up system and many of us are sick of it, but we are powerless to do anything about it. Yeah, you can vote about it but all your doing is replacing one evil idiot for another. Money talks, nothing else. We do what we can, we f up quite a bit, but everything I just described applies to a hell of a lot of other places in the world. So don't go pointing at our dirty laundry without looking at yours first. If you want to swap laundry detergent ideas, rock on. If you want to be ignorant, well, there are plenty of sites for slurs.

Hey! And no down vote for you!

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If you reckon Google will never tap into Nest's Wi-Fi thermostats, guess again

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Wasn't Google already vested in this company. Tin hat....

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Intel offloads home-grown internet TV system to Verizon

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Re: Made little sense to begin with

Makes perfect sense. Verizon has a very large network for transferring data, they are teamed up with red box/coinstar to do streaming media, which I predict they will be buying at some point, they recently went to court and won against the FCC, etc...

They are going up against Netflix.

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Google cleared to land in private terminal at Silicon Valley airport

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Wonder if I'm still paying for their full with my taxes.

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9,000 heads to roll at Dell? Tosh. It'll all go down in Feb and it's THOUSANDS more - insiders

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So, in the past, when I called Dell (not anymore!) and got transferred all over hells (Dells?) creation, and eventually got put on hold until I hung up, no one, not one of their hundred thousand employees could pick up a phone and answer even my simplest question? not even to take an order?

We've got a saying now when something craps out at work and we get pissed off at it, instead of saying it's a piece if sh!t, we say it's a piece of Dell. two phrases, same meaning.

Lay 'em off Dell, nothing, and I mean nothing, can save that company. As the saying goes, you can't polish a terd, or a Dell.

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Run for the tills! Malware infected Target registers, slurped 40m bank cards

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Every few months, you hear stories about this happening. It's TOO easy for hackers to get CC info. The best thing to do is to limit how often one uses their cards (any card) and use cash as much as possible. sucks going backwards but sooner or later.......

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I found an asteroid! yells revived probe NEOWISE. Boffins nod politely

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So, what happens if they spot something that poses a significant threat? Nothing can be done in time. Say, comet ISON was going to hit the earth, about a year of planning, but what IS the plan, politicians heading for secret bunkers?

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Is your IT department too tough on users?

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No joke, no lie, still using floppy as our primary means of capturing data. Can be stored on network if we can get PCs to accept the disk. We still have a windows 2000 PC that is used evefyday ...on the network and on the internet. The company will buy I phones, iPads, imacs, for management. These devices are now theirs, not the companies. Gifts. They are fully supported and on the main network and their own private network. We are not allowed to have personal devices on the network. I see this year as not allowing us to bring personal devices in anymore.

Hmmmm, how you think I voted?

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Ghosts of Ballmer and Gates haunt Microsoft CEO job hunters

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Galactica "this has all happened before, and it will happen again"

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Microsoft tries to trademark 'Mod' in the US

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Stupid. I can think of better names than "MicroSoft Mod".

And I can see how conversations will go.

"Have you tried the new MicroSoft Mod yet?"

"Which one are you talking about? Windows 8? Windows 8.1? Metro? Modern?"

"Uh.....no, I was talking about.... You know what, fuck it, forget I ask."

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Hypnotic wind map captures Earth's heavenly currents

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You're right, it is addictive.

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Microsoft admits: We WON'T pick the next Steve Ballmer this year

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Wonder what the qualifications are. Seriously, how does one go about choosing an individual for that position and how does one even consider themselves "worthy"?

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Apple CEO Cook breaks YEARS OF SILENCE, finally speaks to El Reg hack

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Isn't that one of the seven signs or something.....

...And the gates reopened for the vulture, and the journey began anew. Where Eve had left the Apple(Insert Trademark Symbol Here!), the Vulture seized upon, and hell followed suite.

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Android antivirus apps CAN'T kill nasties on sight like normal AV - and that's Google's fault

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Has anyone tried an av app for android, or had malware installed on their device? I'm curious as to what it does, how one knows and if the av software would give enough details as to which app is infected. I like my devices, but some of the apps and their requirements is just bizarre. Why does a simple app need access to my camera, or my contact list, or anything for that matter? And this is not some silly little game app, this is apps from large vendors to make it easier to navigate their store as opposed to web surfing, which we know not all sites are designed for tablets.

I do like the simplicity of tablets, but I do not trust them or google to protect me

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Google's Dart on target to replace JavaScript? That'll be the day

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Like a child with a toy, google will play with it until they get bored, and it will go the way of so many other great ideas and projects have worked on. They will bully everyone to use it, they will restrict others from using it in ways they do not agree with, we will be dependent on them solely, and if they don't get their way, they'll take their toy away. I know this is rough, but look at the history of google and some of their stuff. Every sentence here applies. Kinda like an early Microsoft, money does change people.

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'Disruptive, irritating' in-flight cellphone call ban mulled by US Senate

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What's sad here is, just like many laws in the US, some law has to be created to (try and) stop people from being inconsiderate or plain (plane) stupid. I hate the fact that the moron next to me feels that he is so important that he needs to check in or micromanage waaaaay to often than needed.

Hey hoss, the world goes on without you.you are NOT as important as you think you are, not even by half.

And what happens if they choose not to agree? Seriously, some little fish complains about some idiot fish with more clout? Money talks. That's what.

I can see how this ends. People with money will be allowed to blab all they want but let someone check on their sick mom and......

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Dell feels cold probe of US Dept of Justice amid Syria PC sales claims

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I truly hope this company goes down in flames....for anything. I cannot express enough how much I hate dealing with Dell. If they spent half as much on improving their products and support as they do on the wall of bullshit they've put in place to hinder people, they would be a great company that people would flock to.

They've even dragged the name of alienware down.

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It's true, the START MENU is coming BACK to Windows 8, hiss sources

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So, let me make sure I understand. They came out with 8.1 to add the start button back, clocking in at, what, around 3.5g downloaded update. Now, they have "threshold" that will add the start button...again, and that update will be how big? I must say, MS is pushing the threshold in the size of ......a start button that can be downloaded and added via third party for free and a only a few hundred k.

Are you sure Balmer has left the building?

For a company trying to mimic apple, they sure are pushing the threshold...

OK, done now, let the down votes begin!

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'Schrödinger's Comet' ISON LIVES (or DOESN'T) after Thanksgiving solar roast

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The End Is Nigh, I mean Nought, I mean Nigh.......hmmm, check back in a few hours......

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Wait, what's that shuffling from 2013's gloom? It's a bloodied but unbowed HP

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HP used to be a great name, great product. Then they got into the PC and printer business and....well, they are banned from my workplace.

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John McAfee punted from Portland party pad

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He's in the wrong place. He needs to head to the deep south. He would be more than welcomed as a high tech redneck.

Oh yeah, and "cocaine is a hell of a drug"

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XBOX ONE ROUNDUP-of-the-ROUNDUPS: Everything YOU need to know

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Bad article. A true half ass attempt at reporting something.

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Obamacare website 'either hacked or will be soon', warns infosec expert

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Re: Yawn

Yes, but this one is new, big, and buggy. A prime target.

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Investors on Microsoft: What, Ballmer, leaving? Hand me my wallet

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Not a good idea. They still have Windows 8 and all of it's spawns. Something will have to be done with all those MS tablets that are not being sold. Xbox 1 just coming out, how will that fair this Xmas?

I would in the least wait to see what decisions this new overlord will offer before blindly buying.

How does the song go, "meet the new boss, same as the old boss"

or

Just when you thought it was safe......

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Google's JavaScript-slaying-improving Dart lets fly with version 1.0

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Sounds great, until they get bored with it and goes the way that many other googles projects, aka kills it off.

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Ding-dong! Bye bye Sunday lie-in, your Amazon package is HERE

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This is a double edged sword. On one hand, the postal service needs all the business they can get. Surprisingly, with all the online orders, a person would think that they would be in a surplus of delivery.

On the other hand, I despise anyone that makes people work on Sundays. Not being religious, but damnit, people need a day of rest and I don't think getting an item justifies someone working seven days a week. Also, I don't like the idea of any company dictating such terms.period.

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REJOICE! Windows 7 users can get IE11 ... soon they'll have NO choice

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Re: wow thats interesting

What's more wow is they still try

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Horrific FLESH-EATING PLATYPUS once terrorised Australia

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ALL the nice stuff......

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