* Posts by Hans 1

2442 posts • joined 11 Aug 2009

HMS Windows XP: Britain's newest warship running Swiss Cheese OS

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Windows for Warships

I thought the last version was Windows 3.11 for Warships ... even if they upgrade to Windows 10, they will be vulnerable next week ... use OpenBSD, seriously ... I do not pay taxes in Britain, but as a British tax payer, I would blow a fuse.

I will repeat once more: Windows has NOTHING to do in production systems, regardless of version; nothing to do in production systems .... AND ABSOLUTELY NOTHING TO DO in defense systems ... if you run Windows in production, I consider you an idiot ... you know where the down-vote button is, if that can help you feel better :D

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Huge ransomware outbreak spreads in Ukraine and beyond

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Ukraine ?

GayLord Putain (Putin) is pulling the strings ...

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Software glitch led to London Ambulance Service outage – report

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R E S P E C T

I, Hans 1, also would like to "pay tribute to [the] staff who responded incredibly well, ensuring patients continued to receive care during our busiest time of the year.”

Above all, I think that these guys/gals deserve the greatest respect of all, even with a failing IT system, I am 100% sure they tried their best to get patients treated!

Thank you!

Love from hans1

Microsoft MHP

Adobbe MHP

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Make sure your Skype is up to date because FYI there's a nasty hole in it

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Every time Skype has an incoming update the old version suddenly becomes incredibly unstable, in fact on my system this is usually how I find out my version needs upgrading, before the program itself notifies me officially/just updates.

Sounds like an improvement, in my experience it would refuse my login details, after some troubleshooting (even resetting the password did not work) I tried the latest version at the time and all was back to normal again... have not used it in a while, though, MS have, once more, totally F'd up a piece of software that was working perfectly at the time of purchase.

Never let Redmond anywhere near your business critical stuff ...

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We'll drag Microsoft in front of Supremes over Irish email spat – DoJ

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WTF?

The equivalent would be the DoJ seeking the right to go knocking on doors and arresting people outside the boarders.

That is already the case, though, technically, I think, they use the "secret courts" for this. They even torture people in places like Poland ... it was all over the news ...

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Northern Ireland bags £150m for broadband pipes in £1bn Tory bribe

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May tough ?

There I was, thinking May was tough ... it appears she is less so than Major ...

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US engineer in the clink for wrecking ex-bosses' smart meter radio masts with Pink Floyd lyrics

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Remember, boys and girls, don't drink and hack when bitter.

Remember, boys and girls, don't drink bitter and hack. TFTFY

When you drink, you are more likely to make silly mistakes ...

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Virgin Media router security flap follows weak password expose

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Upvoted!

3. Disable external access to the router by default.

Actually, disable external access to the couter config completely, add VPN server with a simple wizard. You want to change settings when not at home ? Enable VPN!

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If you don't care about down-voters, why do you care enough to tell us you don't care?

Because I don't, however, this time I was not trolling and, imho, my comment made a hell of a lot of sense! I do not understand the downvotes this time, I just don't understand ... all I was saying is that they need to hire competent staff ... D'Oh! Seriously! WTF?

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@downvoters

1. Don't care about down-votes, that is why I often troll ;-)

2. WTF ?

8 char a-z is OK ? Must be Microsoft fanboys ... listen, you have no F'ing clue.

I really think Virgin Media need to get their act together and hire competent staff, ANYBODY who signed off, implemented, tested "8 char a-z" as a password have ABSOLUTELY NOTHING to do in IT.

I heard they were looking for Window cleaners in Hull!

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My default one was 40 characters long, [a-z0-9?#@$%^&*()@!] .... and yet, still memorable ... I changed it to something else, of course ...

VirginMedia, tell me, who lets those flawed loonies design routers ? Fire the entire team, in-ex-cusable, shit, pay up, get some decent staff, YES, they are more expensive, but savings across the board!

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Darkness to fall over North America from a total solar eclipse

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From Donald Central

DT: What, tell me, what is an eclipse.

Aid: Well, Mr president, it is the moon getting between earth and the sun, so it will be somewhat darker for a few minutes.

DT: Ohh, come on, those scientists just want more money, naaah, that is fake news. Which agency came up with this folly ?

Aid: NASA, sir.

DT: Ok, now, we'll cut their budget by 95% to teach these overpaid idiots.

Aid: sir, you cannot be serious ?

DT: You question the president ? Fired! Security, escort this intruder, NOW!

We need a Donald icon ... using Paris though I think it is unfair, Paris has two working brain cells ...

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Ex-NASA bod on Gwyneth Paltrow site's 'healing' stickers: 'Wow. What a load of BS'

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No, serisouly ... you don't have to be chemist to get this one

C is the Heavenly option

https://shop.goop.com/shop/products/vitamin-c-booster?taxon_id=549

Actually, skip that, this is even better:

$52 for a potato peeler:

https://shop.goop.com/shop/products/standard-peeler?taxon_id=615

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William famously gets to the bottom of his patients’ misunderstood illnesses and helps them heal using wisdom passed on to him from a divine voice he calls Spirit.

src: http://goop.com/why-we-shouldnt-dismiss-iodine/

cf icon ... this one will do: https://www.artlebedev.com/optimus/maximus/

PS: People who hear voices usually suffer from Schizophrenia ... just sayin'

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Tory-commissioned call centres 'might have bent data protection laws'

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To summarize

Cons engage the mate's company to do propaganda (same here in France, don't worry), the company in question does not disclose its real name to victims ... election fraud ?

Just to be 100% clear on this, this is tax payer's money being funneled into a mate's company!

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Latest Windows 10 Insider build pulls the trigger on crappy SMB1

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SMB* are closed source, so inherently insecure, note that the tools 0wned all versions of SMB and they chose to rip out SMB1 ... sshfs is not, for example. NFS ? The 80's called, they want you back ;-)!

As for WebDAV ... ohhhh, boy, you got me started ... MS have extended it ... OneDrive for business groups, aka SharePoint (Shit, sorry, I was not supposed mention that publicly), supports WebDAV, well MS' extended, incompatible form of it, which requires an auth token that can only be acquired by a browser ... embrace, extend ... B@st@rds!

MS are so borken they should just ditch Windows ... no, their entire software devision, their code sucks golf balls through garden hoses ...

@MS fanboys, oh, come on, rejoice! Edge has beaten Safari in the browser market share!

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Could you rip out SMB2 and SMB3 as well, please, they are just as insecure!

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Re: Yawn

The last Netscape Navigator HAD TABS, FFS!

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Honda plant in Japan briefly stops making cars after fresh WannaCrypt outbreak

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Re: The price you pay for using generic OS for industrial control

they should be using 'tried and tested' solutions.

Well, that means Windows is out of question, then, right ?

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Queen's speech announces laws to protect personal data

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Queen's speech announces laws to protect personal data

Who is gonna protect our personal data from May and her 5 eyes friends ?

Was gonna use atomic bomb or fail icon ... but seriously, this is the annual WTF!

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Microsoft admits to disabling third-party antivirus code if Win 10 doesn't like it

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MS needs to know when it can upgrade the Windows 10 XPerience, you need to install a "readiness" update that checks hardware, software etc are expected to work with the new version.

Now, prior to updating, it should say: Please update software x as the new Windows 10 version we are about to install will not work very well with this ... easy. I guess they do not want that, because it is a way to cling to the Windows 10 version you currently have.

Uninstalling software without consent clearly falls under the Computer Misuse Act.

Sue them to hell!

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South Korean hosting co. pays $1m ransom to end eight-day outage

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Re: Legacy me hoop...

Software that has not been patched in 11 years is vulnerable to attack ...

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IBM appears to have excess cloud servers to shift at low, low, prices

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Company Selling a Service Announces Special Offer

Does not even mention the discount ... standard business practice, I would say ... only Apple, Microsoft, and AWS can get away with no special offers ...

Good thing it lands in the press .... publicity!

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Gartner confirms what we all know: AWS and Microsoft are the cloud leaders, by a fair way

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Re: Confused

Your average dev is a .NET dev

Your BELOW average dev is a .NET dev TFTFY

and only a .NET dev. <------------------- That's my point, entirely.

If you only know .Net, you are almost* useless ...

* trying hard to be nice

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Samsung's 'Magician' for SSDs can let crims run evil code

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Incredible, this ...uses HTTPS and does not verify certificate ... FFS ... you should probably also check which SSL/TLS versions are supported ... given the missing validation, it might use SSL3 or something worse ...

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Brit uni blabs students' confidential information to 298 undergrads

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Re: Don't put names in the spreadsheet!

Personally I think it was compounded by telling students not to read it and delete the email. What better way of making an otherwise dull email rather fascinating?

My thoughts exactly.

I would have thought of something along the lines of: "A previous email of ours contained a contaminated Excel spreadsheet. If you have opened it, please come to the IT department asap, your data is at risk. If you have not opened it, delete the email and the attachment."

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why is this sensitive information kept in a apparently locally stored spreadsheet

why is this sensitive information kept in a spreadsheet

TFTFY

Store data in a SECURE database, create a ODBC/JDBC link to the database, use that in Excel .... don't have link to the database ? Cannot read data .... still locally stored excel file everyone is used to ...

YET, why Excel ? Are they adding ailments, dividing by age, multiplying by date of birth or do they need pivot tables on this data ? Thought not ...

Stop using Excel for stuff it was not designed for.

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It's 2017 and someone's probably still using WINS naming. If so, stop

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And people wonder why I never took any of the Microsoft exams...

My thoughts exactly ...

I once saw an MSCD print out her program and stick it to the wall ... the longest program she ever wrote ... 800+ lines of goodness ... after a quick look, I knew I could shrink it to 200 if not less and reduce the length of the lines, crikey, some were very, very, very long ... ohh, the beauty of VBS ... she had, apparently, not been told about [private] sub's and had large chunks of duplicate code ... at least she knew how to copy-paste and indent....

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Brexploitation! PC price wars? Yep. Vendors see who can go higher

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El Reg wonders if PC vendors will be so quick to correct prices when the pound starts to strengthen again at some point in the next hundred years or so. Probably not.

Won't happen, in 5 years, you will switch to the Euro.

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Google coughs up $5.5m to make recruiters 'screwed out of overtime pay' go away

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Re: A Couple Of Things...

Moral of the story is: Workers, read your contract BEFORE you start a job! You might be surprised what's in there...

TFTFY

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FOIA documents show the Kafkaesque state of US mass surveillance

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Re: To Constitute or not to Constitute...

The secret courts are above the law.

As George Carlin once said: In the US, you have no rights, just TEMPORARY privileges that can be taken away whenever a government sees it fit, citing US Americans of Japanese decent in the 1940's. Think that is old, look at Guantanamo. Most inmates were held for years without sufficient elements to open even the slightest investigation, said a US president!

Transparency cannot come too early, I tell ya, a.secret court is anti-constitutional, you can tell me whatever you want, it is anti-constitutional. Claiming a secret court upheld the constitution is non-sense, it goes against "establishing justice" because a secret court is BY DEFINITION unfair, it has no balance.

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Re: To Constitute or not to Constitute...

At least in a democratic society, the sociopaths will easily be identified and Promoted.

See, works as well ... ;-) I would also add "elected" ...

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When we said don't link to the article, Google, we meant DON'T LINK TO THE ARTICLE!

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Re: Not so easy...

Suppose you are in NY and you open up a Fast Food joint called 'Bullet Burrito'. You've gone thru all of the legal filings, paperwork, established a brand, and a web site.

But suppose you find out that 10 years ago, there was another place in West Virginia that was also called Bullet Burrito and was shut down because of a case of food poisoning and not being up to code.

1. Awful analogy

2. WTF ???? Your damn fault, do some research on your chosen name, you have to, for trademark reasons ... next, SOME IDIOT is gonna name his boat Titanic and sue the shit out of anybody mentioning the Titanic story ... And anyway, even IF there's a Bullet Burrito, say in Mexico, that opened AFTER YOURS as you did not trademark your name there, they poison 200 people, you cannot sue others for reporting/commenting on the story ... you had to make sure you were the only Bullet Burrito world-wide and get the necessary trademark protection if you wanted to protect your name.

Back to the article:

Some site mentions the fraud investigation, apparently, without clearly stating what type of fraud is being investigated, I guess they may ask the site to change that, if a court says it is libelous, they can force them to. I guess they found it easier to bully Google into "hiding" the sites in question ...

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Record number of non-EU techies coming to Blighty

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Brexit means what ?

Hard Brexit -> UK economy collapses

Soft Brext -> you pay, no say (like the Norwegians)

I said so 1 year ago, The World Won't Listen ? Bad news, reality has caught up!

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Software dev bombshell: Programmers who use spaces earn MORE than those who use tabs

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It's Friday I'm in Love

In the Space Bar where I go to, I usually leave the TAB to my colleagues.

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Windows Server to get twice-yearly updates, plus stable and fast-moving branches

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Sounds very similar to those Linux distros that release a Long Term Support and Bleeding Broken, I mean Edge, versions.

Nope, there is LTS AND stable, then come the borken testing, and venerable unstable which, as the name suggests, might fry your GPU, burn your house down, explode into your face, or hit the fan ...

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Now you can 'roam like at home' within the EU, but what's the catch?

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Re: High HIDDEN COST for calls INSIDE a roaming country

Check with your provider if you don't believe us.

I have, see above ;-). I get unlimited landlines, mobiles in Europe from home and while roaming ... 100Gb data/month at home, 25GB abroad.... you name it ... it's included ... if you pay more than me, you are being ripped off.

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Re: Typical.

How so? The overseas networks don't provice their service for free any more than your local one does.

I go there, they come here, costs virtually nothing more ... I have had all inclusive roaming (3G, 30 days/year) in the EU+EFTA for some years now, am on a 16euro/month (SIM-only), unlimited texts/calls/data on 4G/LTE (download rate drops somewhat after 100Gb). Now, I get 25Gb data/month (when roaming in Europe, US, Canada, South Africa, Australia, New Zealand). Oh, and of course, I can call landlines in ~100 countries + mobiles in US & Canada ...

If you live in the EU and pay more, you are being ripped off.

http://mobile.free.fr/

Click Le forfait sans engagement en détail for details.

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Labour says it will vote against DUP's proposed TV Licence reforms

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Re: Hmm... Politics

In theory, the BBC is ‘impartial’ and provides a ‘balanced’ view

News flash, no media outlet is "balanced".

If you ask me, journalists are a bunch of bigots, most of us are, and media outlets hire bigots that "defend their views".

A group of people I can think of that are not bigots are "real" scientists, the kind of person who applies the scientific model to life. "Real" scientists go nowhere near the media, except for the stars (Cox, de Grasse Tyson and a few others). Most of the rest of the world population are bigots. Failure of education.

Patriotism is a failure of our education system, religious faith is a failure of our education system, nationalism and xenophobia even more so a failure of our education system, as is reliance on proprietary software (to get the IT angle).

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wupToqz1e2g

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GC_mV1IpjWA

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

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Re: I Think We Need The BBC

The real problem is too many people being let into the country for the NHS to cope with.

What ? Seriously, WTF ? I think the NHS is coping quite well with the nurses and surgeons that come from abroad, worse, I think they could not cope without them!

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Re: @Pen-y-gors

Anyone who wonders why DUP are so strongly against the BBC should look at BBC Northern Ireland's investigative reporting output which has exposed them to be on the take on more than one occasion (same goes for their opposition, the equally morally dubious Sinn Féin).

I think you forgot the "grabs coat" icon ... I almost went for the "keyboard" icon, but I think you nailed it properly and deserve recognition!

Thanks for the laugh ... as the French would say: "Ouh lala, tu l'as cassé sévère!"

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XS4ALL

You guessed it, XS4ALL Rulz!

XS4ALL - XS4ALL - XS4ALL .... even took on Scientology and won!

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Re: N.I.

Sinn Féin members refuse to take their seats

Do you REALLY think Sinn Féin members will refuse to tackle a DUP-friendly government ?

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Re: News to me

It's much the same in France where we have the redevance tele which gets collected with your council tax. You can opt out if you don't have a goggle box. You don't have to pay of use the internet though.

Yes, maybe, but on state-sponsored TV, you get 10 minute add breaks between child programs ... on BBC, you get none of that, you pay, you know why you pay ... in France, in the 30 odd years I live here, still do not know why I pay ... I'd happily pay if only they could remove adds between the child content, the ONLY stuff we watch on TV ... keeps the kids busy while we prepare in the mornings ... we have a TV for consoles, but even they hardly ever get used ... high-end PC's have spoiled the kids, don't want to touch consoles anymore ...

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Re: News to me

Well, you might have heard, the Stasi were amateurs compared to our secret services' arsenal. They have the capacity to record your farts as you attempt to expel your excrements, should you do so with your mobile in your pocket ... as well as record the time and location of the WC's you use ...

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biomass environmentally safe ??

Totally agree, it is fucked up, even if we had sustainable forests next to the plants and used the wood from there ... still better than nuclear, though ... because CO2 levels can be reduced to acceptable levels in time-frames several magnitudes (couple centuries vs millions of years) below nuclear waste disposal.

There are much better alternatives, though, wind, solar, and geo-thermal (admittedly, all still need substantial research and development). The thing is, the energy source is unlimited and free, when the sun stops shining, humanity will have already been long gone ;-).

PS10 solar power plant is very interesting, I think. We need to increase efficiency and get the costs down ... that was the first of a series.

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idealogical hatred

ideological hatred TFTFY

As for the comment, with nuclear power we are powering our life on a mortgage, to be paid off over a million years ... the utilities companies do not even factor decommissioning of power plants into their prices correctly, let alone waste management. These are undeniable facts, once you know these facts, nuclear power is silly.

If you disagree, I think you could earn big bucks cleaning dirty thirty!

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Upvotes for this clearly erroneous comment? "I'm think" is spelt correctly. Makes no sense but it is spelt correctly.

Mr. Think, my thoughts exactly!

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Specsavers embraces Azure and AWS, recoils at Oracle's 'wow' factor

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Re: Hangouts

I saw some document on OneDrive Groups mentioning it as well ... see, I can do it, too ...

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