* Posts by IsJustabloke

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College fires IT admin, loses access to Google email, successfully sues IT admin for $250,000

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Re: "African American"

"he was born in New York but third generation people still adopt the nationality of their grandparents"

yep... there's nothing or nobody as Irish as a 3rd generation Irish american ( you can substitute any original nationality you like for Irish)

I find it crazy.. I have an Italian heritage but I don't run around calling myself Italian British... I run around calling myself English because that's what I am!

Celebrate your heritage by all means (I do!) but celebrate the land of your birth/nationality first.

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Re: "African American"

"African American. Italian American, Irish American - its utter jingoistic bullshit and imho only adds to the racist issues this country seems to continually struggle with."

I agree 100% I've often said that if they spent more time being "Americans" rather than [race] American. The language itself serves to segregate.

Sadly, it seems to be creeping into the language here in the UK. :(

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Why Theresa May’s hard Brexit might be softer than you think

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FFS...

You do not enter into *any* negotiation by announcing to the world exactly what your strategy will be!

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You know how online shops love to keep tabs on you? Now it's coming to the offline world

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I know I'm swimming against the tide but....

... but I really don't care about stuff like this.

A shop knows what I bought! *shock horror*

A shop knows how I walked around their store! *shock horror*

As has been pointed out already, online shops already know about everything I buy from *online shop* so what? take Amazon, they often seem ahead of the curve and yet pretty much every recommendation I ever get from them is for something I've already bought.

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Smart bombs, smart bullets – now guided smart artillery shells, thanks to DARPA dosh

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Re: The USA way of doing things

"A case to point: NASA spent millions of dollars developing a pen American astronauts could use in micro-gravity conditions (convention pens use gravity to feed ink into the nib). Russian cosmonauts used a pencil."

This story is apocryphal but it reads well so simply wont die.

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SpaceX makes successful rocket launch

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Re: Well done SpaceX

the SpaceX team certainly don't seem to be bored by it yet!!

why would they bored by that? its a very cool thing!

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Re: What does it say on the landing pad?

"Just read the instructions" is the name of the drone ship

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Samsung fans flames of burning Galaxy Note 7 mystery

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Re: Exploding, still

"I get the impression journalism has firmly hit The Age of Hyperbole"

You say that like its a new thing... it was ever thus.

every *event* has always been heralded as worst / biggest / baddest / whaterverist.

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Oh, for F...acebook: Critics bash WhatsApp encryption 'backdoor'

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Re: Facebook?

"like facebook itself, once you check in, you can never check out (so you appear to be a "user" of the service in their market reports, even if you haven't logged in for years"

This old bollocks.... if you delete your account from Facebook then it's gone. You get 7 days to change your mind during which it's simply hidden but after that... it's gone. It no longer exists as a profile.

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Fitbit throws fit, emits writ for outfit's non-hit, rather sh*t, 'Fitbit' kit

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I have no torch for Fitbit..

because their BT implementation is as flakey as a box breakfast cereal BUT I've found their customer service is responsive and actually quite good (although they couldn't fix the syncing issue with my blaze) when my charging cradle failed they sent a new one straight away, no ifs no buts.

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Soz fanbois, Apple DIDN'T invent the smartphone after all

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Re: Apple? Invent?

@Lotaresco

I believe you are confusing the word "improve" with "invent"

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RE just eat one iPhone every day to cure alzheimer's!

No, you're wrong. The article you link to says that Apple invented the iPhone and quite clearly states that Apple didn't invent teh smartphone. (which they didn't)

So I'm afraid the failage is all yours....

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Internet of Sh*t has an early 2017 winner – a 'smart' Wi-Fi hairbrush

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Re: The REAL Internet of Schiße ...

Smart toothbrush you say....

https://www.oralb.co.uk/en-gb/products/electric-toothbrushes/smartseries-6500-crossaction-rechargeable-bluetooth

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$200 for all that tech?

Bargain!

here's a hairbrush that costs $200 and it doesn't have any tech..

http://needsupply.com/sensitive-hair-brush.html?product_id=3132873&adpos=1o17&creative=51051919655&device=c&matchtype=&network=g&gclid=CjwKEAiA17LDBRDElqOGq8vR7m8SJAA1AC0_wmrAdHam4TnVEtbJLpmESCb1bBMIKMbb5IaWrnj0MRoCO8bw_wcB

It is sensitive though...

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Raspberry Pi Foundation releases operating system for PCs, Macs

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Re: And it appears to be 3D skeuomorphic!

@bombastic bob....

Living up to your name there I see.... anywhoo, I'd suggest that you step away from your device and go for a walk because getting *that* worked up about something as stupid as this cannot be healthy.

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Did webcam 'performer' offer support chap payment in kind?

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Andy sounds like a real peach...

"He tried a goodbye hug during which he “accidentally had a hand a little low”, but earned only "

Girl earns her living by taking her clothes off therefore is free to be groped at will by any passing stranger...

Just like everyone "knows" that photographers who take pictures of women in various states of undress get paid in cash but always get a free blowjob.

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China gives America its underwater drone back – with a warning

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ummm....

It's not a torpedo... it's a research drone it doesn't have explosive anything on board.

The sailors that muck around with it are basically civilians much like the guys and gals in the Royal Fleet Auxiliary

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View from a Reg reader: My take on the Basic Income

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Re: Private market undermines social change

I agree, rental costs in this country are ludicrous; renting should *never* be more expensive than a mortgage and that is the situation we are in these days. That's wrong. No ifs no buts, its wrong.

I have a 3 bed end of terrace my mortgage was £800/ month, the same mortgage today would cost circa £900 / month; the identical house at the other end of the terrace rents at £1200 / month. How is that equitable?

Calling the blocks of flats and little boxes that form a part of every estate built these days "social

housing" is wrong. They're not there for the benefit of society.

The other end of this is "benefits" we absolutely should help the people in our society who need help, the downside of that is that some will take the piss ( and by no means is it the majority) I don't want the state to give me "some dosh" each month I want them to spend on the people who need it more than I do but if I ever find myself needing the help I would expect to get it.

I'm not sure UBI is the way forward.

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UK Home Office slurps 1,500 schoolkids' records per month

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*sigh*

And there you go again....

Wriggling and abusing because someone had the effrontery to disagree with you.

Your agenda, along with a good many remainers (which you may or may not be but I'll take that bet) is that if you voted leave then you are a racist and xenophobe and by extension not "decent" (by your definition) and that because the majority of those polled voted to leave they are therefore (again by *your* definition) no longer decent hence your clear implication that the majority of the UK is now no longer decent so based entirely upon your short initial post and confirmed by your rant I have a pretty good idea of your agenda.

"I know the majority of people I know in the UK are decent. But I also know that whenever public opinion is systematically tested on the subject - through a process called "elections", or more recently "a referendum" - the results are not consistent with my subjective impression."

So people who don't vote the way you want/expect them to are not decent... ok, good to know BUT if as you imply, you don't even live here anymore how would you know?

"That's science. When the real measurement contradicts your eyeball impression, the more rigorous version is deemed to be correct."

Ha ahhahahah hahah hahahha hahaha hahhha hahhha hahh hahhha hahhaha hahaha ... and breath.. hahahahhaha hahahahahaha hahahah ahahahaha... here's a clue for you... look up the word "subjective".

"It may well be that "a majority" of people in the UK are still "decent"."

;) but not by your standards eh?

Yep... hard of thinking is about right.I imagine you struggle to walk talk and breath all at the same time but then I guess knuckles dragging along the floor distract you.

And yes I'm aware of the irony but sometimes you *really* are left with no choice ;)

xx

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" where people are mostly decent"

You could say the same about the majority of people in the UK but of course that wouldn't suit *your* agenda

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Oh look....

Yet another remainer assuming everyone who voted Leave is a racist. The fact that so many remainers seem to think the only possible reason for wanting to change the relationship with EU is "blimmin Foriners!!!" says a lot more about them than it does about Leavers but I guess both sides has it's hard of thinking eh?

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Brace yourself, network admins, Amazon Video just hit 200 nations

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Re: Rubbish

I agree.. I had a prime trial and it seemed that a lot of stuff simply wasn't included and required an extra shot of cash to be available. If it was included then it wasn't clear enough IMO.

I like the simplicity of Netflix... give them 8 quid, watch whatever's in the list.

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Murdoch's 21st Century Fox agrees £18.5bn Sky takeover deal

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Re: Eeexxxxcceeelleeenntt

"he reminds me of Mr. Burns from the Simpsons!"

I believe there's a reason for that...... ;)

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Rogue One: This is the Star Wars back story you've been looking for

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Re: Gore? Good.

"They didn't really address the violence."

You know they were kids films right?

You don't need to see the gore/violence, to paraphrase one Sheldon Cooper, "the violence is rendered by the most powerful graphics card in the world.... the human mind"

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Re: Looking forward to seeing that now

"A nice change from the Lucas prequels !"

What Lucas prequels?!?!

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If only our British 4G were as good as, um, Albania's... UK.gov's telco tech report

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wow 54th?

Seriously, who give a toss what they've got in other countries?

We hear this sort of shit all the time, such and such country has 50% more inverse revers springent brackets than we do and really.. who cares? These sort of comparisons may be enjoyed by various politicians in the giant game of world willy waving they all indulge in but they are of precisely zero use to the average bloke/blokess on the street and there is zero chance that one of these reports will have any material effect.

We'd just like for telcos of any stripe to reliably provide the services they advertise as offering (and charging us for) and stop fucking us about. Or at the very least be honest in their advertising.

And yes, Nimbys have their part to play as well, as in shut the fuck up and let them build the infrastructure they need!

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Huawei Nova: A pleasant surprise in a 5-inch phone

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ummm....

"but that is supposed to take market away from the iPhone? Are you smoking crack?"

No, it wasn't saying that at all... it was saying that it might be a viable choice for people want a phone the size of an iPhone but the price of a mid-range android.

The words are all there, in English and in reasonably good order, perhaps spending a little time comprehension class rather than simply being snarky might be in order.

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Fitbit picks up Pebble, throws Pebble as far as it can into the sea

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ferkin Fitbit

I have a fitbit Blaze and the truth is its a great device...the supporting app however, is beyond shit and very unreliable. After my 3rd email convo with support about the reliablity (ie lack of) of its syncing with my phone they suggested I purchase a dongle and sync using a PC becuase and I quote "We're trying to improve our BT becaue we're aware of prolems...." fair enough... its not like BT is a mature technology or anything.... oh wait...

I can only hope this improves their software

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Burning desire helped us collar arson suspect, claim Danish cops

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Re: Meta-Human Super power ?

I wonder if you've ever seen a film called "The devil In Miss Jones" ? Teh devil in question had some quite fiery DNA.... er... apparently.

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Information on smart meters? Yep. They're great. That works, right? – UK.gov

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Re: Energy supplier resonse

"Which is bullshit, because I got told the same thing and they still sent me another email last month asking me to 'choose the best time' for my new meter to be fitted."

new meter <> smart meter

I had a new meter fitted just recently because they meters have an end of Life by which they must be changed, they didn't fit a Smart Meter, they asked I said nope they fitted a standard meter.

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Re: Umm....

@Ac

How do you make it through a single day?

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Re: estimated net "benefit" of £5.7bn by 2020

"The benefit to ME is paying an accurate bill monthly (or quarterly) without having to dick around taking and submitting readings myself."

Then you should get one....

I on the other hand have absolutely no problem, submitting my meter readings, my supplier sends me a text, I pop outside, open the cabinet, tap the number into an app on my phone and bosh it's done.... takes me all of 90 seconds, I normally do it as I'm gonna be walking passed them anyway.

Of course I do appreciate that your time is considerably more valuable than mine

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Plastic fiver: 28 years' work, saves acres of cotton... may have killed less than ONE cow*

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Re: Easy solution...

It's true.... everything is improved by the addition of bacon. fact!

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Re: Tree Huggers and Veggies

no one wants to hug a veggie ;)

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In a show of solidarity for our vegan bruvvers an' sistas...

I have started a program of returning new five pound notes to the bank.

Please forward all your unwanted new fivers to Just A Bloke care of The Register and I will personally make sure that they are returned to the bank!.

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And yet...

"Or maybe it's that people are more likely to sign something that they think might make a difference?"

A petition calling for an end to the Badger Cull, something surely of equal interest to Vegans et al is languishing with barely a fraction of the votes this time waster has garnered.

This is simply put is virtue signalling and nonsense of the highest order. I wonder how many of them were wearing leather shoes as they clicked the "sign petition" button.

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Blu Vivo 6: Top value trendsetter marred by Chino-English mangle

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Re: Come back, Nokia 3310, all is forgiven...

"In fact, I suspect that phones will always have a battery life of just under a day"

I have a Sony right here in front of me that strongly disagrees with your opinion.

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Loyalty card? Really? Why data-slurping store cards need a reboot

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I dunno why people get so worked up about shit like this...

I have a nectar card and I have a Morrisons card.

So what if Morrisons know what I buy in their shop? every now and again I get rewarded with a fiver off. I've been saving them up over the year and have amassed eighty quids worth of vouchers. They send me coupons, they say "spend x" more for x reward!!" and here's the science bit I just bloody ignore them if they don't interest me; works exactly the same way with my nectar card.

I'm going to buy the things I buy whether or not I have a points card, without I'm 80 quid down.

Amazon knows about everything I buy, I simply ignore its "Hey how about this?"

Ebay knows about everything I buy, I simply ignore its "Hey! how about this?"

These things only benefit the shop if they change what you shop for and how you shop for it,

of all the stuff in the world to get excised about this has surely gotta be very low on the list.

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Black Friday: Cashback site Quidco goes TITSUP* on payday

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Re: Just use TopCashback

TOP Comment! wre you sitting aTOP a plastic hippo?

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Integrator fired chap for hiding drugs conviction, told to pay compo for violating his rights

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While I agree he's been treated quite shabbily...

He wasn't let go because of his drug conviction but rather because he didn't disclose it. If the company didn't ask him to disclose it then that's a problem with their interview process.

If he asked pointed questions about not needing to pass a CRC, then he should have been honest enough to say "OK the reason I ask is because.....blah blah blah" because if I had been interviewing him my very next question would have been "why do you ask?" (A natural question IMO and we've know way of knowing if this was asked or not.) Yes, he's taking a chance they'll kick him but it's just as likely they'll commend his honestly and while there will always be people who will kick him for his past, I happen to think the majority of people won't. If you feel you've been lied to once then human nature is to be suspicious of everything that person says.

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Reg man 0: Japanese electronic toilet 1

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Re: We have one

"hen buy a bidet."

I can wash my feet in the shower thanks

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No super-kinky web smut please, we're British

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hmmmm...

"Seriously tho, I do think the next election will be won by the party that pledges to revoke the harmful policies of the Tories (not that I think Labour would be any better)"

election pledges are worth less than the paper they're printed on.

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Facebook Fake News won it for Trump? That's a Zombie theory

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Re: At the risk of being negged to oblivion...

Way to miss the point... but then you always do.

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Re: At the risk of being negged to oblivion...

"The entire world was telling Britons how to vote, and calling them names if they happened to disagree"

Brexit vote.

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British banks chuck smartphone apps out of Windows

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Re: I like your spelling

I've always spelt it... Shitander

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Antivirus tools are a useless box-ticking exercise says Google security chap

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Re: less effort indeed

"You're just being rude."

new to the internet eh? ;)

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Customer data security is our highest priori- ha ha ha whatever, suckers

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Bigging Up

It most certainly is human nature... have you ever noticed how those people who like to think they've been reincarnated are always Kings,queens or other "big nobbs" they are never the scullery maid or a serf living in a mud hut.

I've never got the point of BYOD.. why would I mix my work stuff and my own stuff? A friend of mine uses his personal phone for work stuff and then complains that they contact him all the time. All because he doens't want to carry two phones

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Mac book, whoa! Apple unveils $300 design tome

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Re: Leave these people alone FFS!

I don't think anyone is saying they can't spend their money on iProducts if they wish. what I'm reading here and mostly agree with is disdain for all the pretentious bollocks that comes out of their mouths each and every time a product is launched.... there's also a good dose of lamenting an obvious decline in product from the perspective of long term users.

Now, if you don't mind my saying Fuzzywuzzys you need to take a bit of a chill pill, (get out there with your camea it's gorgeous out there this time of year that always works for me) because your post comes across slightly shrill and a little hysterical.

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Angry user demands three site visits to fix email address typos

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Re: Ah the memories...

"Turns out he was fleeing in terror from a 4'10" Kiwi nurse"

4'10" ....

tall or wide?

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Mac administrators brace for big changes to Apple-powered fleets

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Re: Headphone jack!?

"what exactly are the benefits of removing the iPhone headphone jack

Courage."

To Be fair... it did take a certain amount of courage to stand on a stage and use that phrase with a straighface

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