* Posts by wolfetone

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Spaniard claims WWII WAR HERO pigeon code crack. Explain please

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Re: Crackpot

If only we could extend that to Nigel Farage and Katie Hopkins. But alas, people like to feed the loons.

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Antiques in spaaaaace! Retired space shuttles cannibalised for parts

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They have to have somewhere to store the irradiated haggis don't they

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Yet another Android app security bug: This time 'everything is affected'

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And it's days like today how I wish my Nokia 3310 had a proper email client and a proper internet browser.

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Leaked images claim to show BlackBerry's first Android phone

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I can't see how now having Angry Birds on a BlackBerry meets the needs of any users.

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BlackBerry are dead to me.

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Youth Hostelling with Chris Eubank becomes TV reality

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Re: Chris Eubank

And you're entitled to your opinion.

And while we're putting things on the record, what isn't that well known about Eubank vs Watson is that Boxing in the UK was on a knife edge of being banned because of the injuries sustained by Watson. If you watch the video back, he was completely out of it in the last round. People today bemoan referee's who step in to stop a boxer who starts to wobble a little bit, but they forget about Watson and how the referee allowed the fight to carry on far longer than should have been allowed.

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Re: Chris Eubank

I think it's working on the point that you have an overly posh chap going around trying out hostels that have an image of being run down and dingy. They could have had any posh person on there doing the same as Eubank, it's just it's a bit funnier that the link had already been made by Partridge.

I bet in the Hostelworld offices it was truly an "A-HA" moment.

And, for the record, Steve Collins was a tougher boxer than Eubank.

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Wikiland turns to Shapps and says ‘those emails you wanted, we deleted them, sorry’

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Well he'll have no problem with this, seeing as Michael Gove wants the FoI to be relaxed and allow such things to take place.

But, then again, it may only apply to Conservative policies and decisions, not to those outside of the party.

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Mumsnet founder 'swatted by misogynist griefers'

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What If

@DadSecurity was the property of a group of misandrists and they conducted the attack?

We are through the looking glass here now people, as Malcolm Tucker would say.

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'I don't recognise Amazon as a bullying workplace' says Bezos

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Re: Pot. Kettle. Jackass

We should care on the grounds of compassion and humanity. The daughters, sons, husbands, wives, brothers, sisters, husbands and wives of families in the UK are suffering this bullshit when they shouldn't have to put up with it.

That's why.

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Hey, folks. Meet the economics 'genius' behind Jeremy Corbyn

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I still don't know whether Worstall is a Conservative donor, a Tory voter, or a Troll being given a platform like Katie Hopkins.

Either way, I'm not interested.

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Would YOU make 400 people homeless for an extra $16m? Decision time in Silicon Valley

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He's an American. He won't think like that.

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Have an iPhone? Mac? Just about anything else Apple flogs? Patch now

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I could bash Apple

But it's far too early in the morning to be making cider.

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Labour Party website DDoS'd by ruly democratic mob

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Re: Can someone answer this question?

First, it's defeatest to think nothing can get better. If everyone thought like that we'd still be rocking 286 IBM PC's in 2015. There would be no internet etc.

Anyway, since George Osborne put forward his budget and removed tax benefits for the lower paid people of the UK, on average they will be £2,000 worse off over the year. That's about £166 a month.

Now that family, now £166 a month worse off, won't be able to purchase £166 of goods from local shops, or visit other parts of the country and pump that money in to the local economy. Local businesses could see a decline in takings, meaning staff could lose paid hours as businesses look to cut costs. The staff, now with their wages affected negatively, will look to reduce their spending. So as you can see, the cycle repeats.

Now at the top of the tree, there are people who make a lot of money. And fair play to them, I'd like to be one of them in the future. But they continue to make more money, but that money isn't returned to the country of it's origin. It's syphoned abroad or through other avenues to cheat the Revenue out of tax.

Mr.Osborne can see this, tax takings are down, and it becomes public knowledge that people are avoding the payment of tax. He has to be seen to do something, but unfortunately those people he has to act against also keep the Conservatives in money in one form or another. So the Chancellor does act, but goes to reduce benefits paid out by the Government. He can then say "well we've saved £12 billion this year by doing this". Fair enough, but they're still losing £30 billion+ from the non-payment of taxes. But, this action then continues the previous cycle, it doesn't stop it.

So what Corbyn is suggesting is that for once someone stands up to these people and we start to claim back what's rightfully owed to the country. Big business pays it's way, more taxes that were owed in the first place come back to the country which means benefits can be returned to those who need it, and public services can improve. Obviously Big Business will say "Well if you do that we'll leave the country". This wouldn't actually happen though, because like all bad relationships the abuser makes empty threats expecting the abused to cower to the demands.

It is said, and it's argued by the Tories, that wealth trickles down. That we are in a trickle down economy. It's pure crap. People at the bottom, support those above. And it's the money from the bottom that goes up, it doesn't come down. It's never trickled down in the last 10 years, last 40 years, last 200 years.

So, maybe you haven't had a clear cut answer to your question, and I feel I haven't given you one either. But what I hope to have given you is a brief explanation as to what is happening in this country in regards to finances. There is plenty of money in this country, it's just it's going outwards. And not to the unemployed, not to the immigrants, but to the very people who make the most of the money and who won't give it back.

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Apple and Google are KILLING KIDS with encryption, whine lawyers

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Fairly sure Jimmy Saville didn't use encryption to do what he did.

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'WOMAN FOUND ON MARS' – now obvious men are from Venus

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Could just be one of Arnold J Rimmer's creations..... perish the thought.

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Yahoo! parties! like! it's! 1999! with! retro! billboard! revival!

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Re: “It’s good to be back.“

In fairness all the TV I watch is based on VHS recordings of specific shows. The adverts have always been catchy though. "YaaaaahOOOOOOOOOOOOOoooooooooooooo".

Man, best advert ever. I hope they never change it.

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Power Bar: EE was warned of safety risk BEFORE user was burned in explosion

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Re: Er, have you ever heard of "risk assessment"?

I think the fact EE have no way of knowing whether the power bars they hand out remain within a reasonably safe lifespan is a fairly glaring admission that they didn't do a damn thing about it.

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Want to download free AV software? Don't have a Muslim name

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"Maybe it has tried but the communication was blocked because the name sounded odd and 'Alpha Centauri' is clearly not a valid nationality. And imagine if they tried to visit in person. They'd do okay at an airport right up until they were asked for their passport.."

I just hope they didn't try to download any anti-virus software.

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We can send man to the moon.

We can have instant video conversations with people over 5,000 miles away.

But when a man with a foreign sounding name wants to download some anti-virus, people get all bitchy and say "You can't be having that"?

No wonder alien life hasn't contacted us. How will we treat ET if we can't treat our neighbours with respect?

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Moronic Time cover sets back virtual reality another 12 months

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Sega never released their VR project because they thought people would walk out of their houses with it on and get run over. However, I bet that one night at Sega HQ they used the prototype while drunk and saw how silly they looked playing with it. Because as we know, the best decisions are made when drunk.

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Windows 10 wipes your child safety settings if you upgrade from 7 or 8

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Re: How the hell ...

"This is more like having your swimming pool refurbished and finding they've walked off with the safety-fence.

But no matter, because they are "continuing to roll out safety-fence measures.""

They should look where they're going then shouldn't they?

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Re: How the hell ...

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after millions of man*-hours testing, is this only news now.

A week after the launch date ?

* I may have just answered my own question ...."

Simple really, parents want other people to make sure their children are safe. But those other people don't care about other people's children.

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VIAGRA found in Chinese 'Kung Fu rice wine'

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Bottle of wine, fruit of the vine, never ever let me get, flaccid.

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Re/code apologizes for Holocaust 'joke' tweet

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Re: There's plenty of good holocaust jokes

Most humour is based on something tasteless, something that's offensive.

I can put it very simply here, and I really couldn't give a single fiddly f**k if I get down voted for it.

There's plenty of Irish jokes, Potato jokes going around even though the famine caused huge devastation to Ireland that it still hasn't recovered from. But people don't look at it the same way as the Holocaust, even though it's well documented the British did very little to help and actually accelerated the problem.

ITV are bad for it, they allow this Keith Lemon prat to say "Potato" in an Irish accent every time something relating to Ireland is mentioned. But it's allowed, laughed at. ITV are so bad actually that a year or two ago someone on the ITV Twitter feed cracked a very offensive joke about the Irish when Celtic qualified for Europe. I don't see the apology from ITV about the tweet, and I don't see the article from The Register about it.

There is also plenty of anti-Muslim/anti-Palestinian jokes doing the rounds right now in Israel. When it's apparent what Israel have done and continue to do is on par with what happened during Apartheid or even World War 2.

The thing is, society can't turn a blind eye to the above while it denounces any sort of humor regarding the Holocaust. You either laugh at all of it, or none of it. It's disgusting that there seems to be two, three, God knows how many tiers. And I would bet pounds to doughnuts that the people who have kicked off about this Holocaust joke, who will down vote this post, have in the recent past laughed or told an offensive joke.

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Petrol cars are dead in the water, says Tesla CTO waving numbers on the back of an envelope

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Re: TLDR; Will the shills just shut up?

No need for that, everyone knows Canon is superior.

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Pity he can't make his cars run on bullshit. He'd never pay for electricity or petrol again.

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Edge out rivals? No! Firefox boss BLASTS Microsoft's Windows 10 browser brouhaha

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You know what

It's difficult for people like me who either haven't been able to upgrade or choose not to upgrade to know what to make of Windows 10. If I took the article at face value, I would think that Microsoft has gone back to the bad old days. There are several other articles that would make me think that too.

However, reading the comments is completely different. As can be seen above, plenty people have upgraded and their browser choice hasn't changed. So the rest of us don't know who to believe.

I'd have liked to have thought that Microsoft would go Hit, Miss, Hit, Miss, Hit with their releases like they have done in the past. But from what I can see from the literature available, it's hard to know whether this release is a hit or a miss.

Still though, I long for the day it comes up as an option to upgrade to on my laptop. Only for the reason I want to play Shag, Marry, Kill with it.

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Microsoft Edge web browser: A well-presented mea culpa

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Re: "It's worth turning on the (potentially) privacy-invading Cortana for that feature alone."

Well I hope for your sake no one has told you what Google Chrome's been up to.

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And on that bombshell: Top Gear's Clarkson to reappear on Amazon

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On a point of principle, I refuse to purchase items from Amazon. If a product is only sold on Amazon, then that's tough for the product.

I am, however, a fan of Top Gear. But even if they had hardcore pornography on every show and gave me a front row ticket to the filming, it still wouldn't be enough to break my boycott of Amazon.

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UK.gov wants to stop teenagers looking at tits online. No, really

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He either reads The Daily Fail, his advisors read and believe The Daily Fail, or he is pandering to the idiots who read The Daily Fail.

Either which way, the man is a massive QUACK QUACK OOPS*.

*The Register doesn't have age verfication for the real word to be displayed to over 18's

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Tired tablets don't tickle the imagination, so sales fall again

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I bought a BlackBerry PlayBook a few years ago, and it's only in the last 18 months I've stopped using it.

I was then lucky enough to win an Apple iPad Air 2 two months ago, and all I seem to do with it is look at The Register when my phone isn't around or dead.

Against this backdrop, I bought a ThinkPad T500 for portable computing, and I have used that every day without fail. I also purchased an Asus Transformerbook T100 last year and that gets used when I need something with longer battery life.

To me, Tablets are good for quick internet browsing and playing the odd touch based game. You can't seriously use it as a replacement for a laptop. I've got "development tools" on the iPad and they're awful, I've used word processors on it and they're painful to use.

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Oh look – Office Mobile apps to go with your shiny Windows 10

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"Linux fanbois be hatin' now Microsoft be rollin'"

Microsoft have to actually be rollin' for that to happen.

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Re: The Search for Eve

I was once told Microsoft Access was made for secretary's to keep phone numbers in, and that was it.

Years later, this has yet to be disproven to me.

One day I will pay Oxford enough to put "Microsoft Office" as a definition for the term "hateful".

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Oh, Obama's responded to the petition to pardon Snowden. What'll it be?

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Re: time to step in

"Except he qualified as a sharp shooter. I am not saying the Warren commission or whatever is completely right. I am just saying if you look at his bio its pretty easy to see how he could be a pawn that got lucky and took down the king."

While he was a sharp shooter, he's not that good to shoot past the motorcade, make the bullet turn around 180 degrees and go in the front of the head.

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Re: time to step in

"A better way to emphasize the stupidity of the US public is to point out the vast majority believe in angels."

I'd sooner believe in angels than buy any shite that says he was shot from behind, when the video clearly shows him being shot from the front.

Physics, bitch.

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The majority of American people are still stupid enough to still believe Lee Harvey Oswald shot John F. Kennedy. Why then are people so shocked that Obama and his administration would decline the pardon?

I could go down a rabbit hole of rumours and conspiracy, but I'm happy enough with the JFK one.

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Debian Project holds Sparc port's hand, switches off life support

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The Sparc community are more than welcome to pick up the bat and run with it. Take the last version of Debian to support Sparc, fork it, then maintain it.

Good luck with it, and I mean that.

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The Lazarus Effect: Saved by Linux and Cash Converters

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Welcome to Linux Dear Sir. You may use our boutiques to get what you need until you can get back on your feet.

Obviously, we wish you never leave, but we'll be here. Doing what Apple-don't. :)

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John McAfee: Ashley Madison hack may ‘destabilise society’

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Re: Seriously

It's probably where he got his hookers from.

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NASA: 'Closest thing yet to ANOTHER EARTH' - FOUND

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And if the residents of this new planet have any sense, they'll stay away from us Earthlings. If America or the UK hear it has oil, well, Mr.Chilcott will be even "busier" with that report.

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Ashley Madison hack: Site for people who can't be trusted can't be trusted

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Question

Is that Bruce Springsteen playing Piano?

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Bill Hicks: 25 years on from the cult comedian's big break

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Re: Better live than on video

But, did you ever get the Tenner back?

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Thanks for open sourcing .NET say Point of Sale villains

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Re: How the fuck?

Bad workmen blame tools etc etc

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Epic Games, Epic Fail: Forumers' info blown into dust by hack

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Don't hate me for saying it. Hate Tim Berners Lee. He's the one who had the idea, I am merely repeating what he said.

But think about it, there are websites who allow you to log in using Twitter, Facebook and Google, and they usually access the user data. And I bet there's a few who have commented or downvoted this idea who have used such a service.

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Tim Berners Lee has it right. There should be one central silo of user data, and websites all access it.

That'd cut this shit out once and for all. I'd like to think so anyway.

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Large Hadron SMASHER: Boffins BLOW OPEN the PENTAQUARK's secrets

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Joke

Finally we can see the smallest things in the universe.

But we still can't come up with a reason as to why Kim Kardashian is a thing.

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Sixty-five THOUSAND Range Rovers recalled over DOOR software glitch

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A friend of mine works for Land Rover building these cars/SUV's. He said he'd never buy one because he's seen first hand how they're built. You can't get a better stamp of approval than that in my book.

Zim zimmer, who's seen the keys to my Honda?

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Ireland loses entire airport amid new postcode chaos

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Re: Welcome to 20th err 21st Century Ireland

I have family in County Mayo and I visit quite often. It's fairly simple. If you want to go to Castlebar and you're in Balla, you follow the road to Castlebar. If you want to go to Knock Airport, you go to Knock then follow the road that goes past the Airport.

It literally is "Go down the road until you come to the cow in the field, then turn right" up there. But you know what, it works. My girlfriend who had never been there before couldn't understand how people who weren't from there could get around without a working sat nav.

Then again, Ireland (at least in the country) have a different out look on life. We burried my Dad over there as he was born there (left when he was 17, only visited the place as a holiday thereafter) and it was always home. Anyway, the undertaker was a local man and he was fantastic. The day we were leaving to go back to Birmingham we wanted to pay the bill to him, he didn't want paying he just said "pay whenever I'm in no rush".

If you've only been to Dublin, you haven't been to Ireland. Get a car, read the road signs or get a map, and explore Real Ireland.

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Natural geothermal heat under Antarctic ice: 'Surprisingly HIGH'

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Re: Debate? DEBATE????

Damn straight. We all know the Earth is hollow and it's the lizard people under neath us having bonfires causing the Global Warming, not the gas out of my backside.

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