* Posts by Florida1920

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Firefox doesn't need to be No 1 – and that's OK, 'cos it's falling off a cliff

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Re: Bollocks

Utter bollocks.

Agree. I can run Chrome for weeks on a so-so HP laptop and never have a problem. Never could go more than a few days on FF without massive memory consumption requiring a restart.

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Alphabay shutdown: Bad boys, bad boys, what you gonna do? Not use your Hotmail...

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Re: Smell Test

Also him being killed, so that he cant reveal names and stuff. I dont buy it, all that stuff is on his computers. He doesnt know names or addresses, anymore then the sysadmins at Ebay know every sellers details. They could maybe look them up on the servers

Exactly. If he was murdered, it may have been done simply pour encourager les autres: You mess up and expose the wrong guys, you die.

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So, FCC, how about that massive DDoS? Hello? Hello...? You still there?

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John Oliver

Britain may yet win the American Revolution!

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Cops harpoon two dark net whales in megabust: AlphaBay and Hansa

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Re: Layers of security

Per usual, laziness and lack of discipline gets people busted.

A cop once told me, "We don't catch the smart ones."

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John McAfee plans to destroy Google. Details? Ummm...

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Re: “It's the world's first anti-hacking device, ..."

I have a robots.txt for sale, it's quite inexpensive.

Does it say anything about avoiding fountains?

Also a bridge...

That's what that drowned robot needed to cross the fountain!

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Security robot falls into pond after failing to spot stairs or water

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Enough with the suicide theories

Maybe it was just drunk.

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Pastor la vista, baby! FCC enforcers shut down church pirate radio

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Nothing new to see here

FCC has been enforcing laws against pirates and other illegal operations since long before Pai. Most of the hundreds of enforcement actions shown on that map didn't occur since he was appointed.

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Top tip for all you insider traders: Don't Google 'insider trading' from your work PC

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Stop

Greed kills

He didn't know when to stop. Had he hit it once, SEC might have overlooked him. The Google trail on his PC was the final nail in his coffin, but he crawled in all by himself.

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Juno beams back first closeups of Jupiter's unsightly red acne

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Re: 'The images come from JunoCam, capable of 15 km/pixel resolution on this type of orbit.'

Re: https://what-if.xkcd.com/139/

The spot is obviously salsa.

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Trump tramples US Constitution by blocking Twitter critics – lawsuit

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Re: SMH

Would you prefer that he speak for the nation, à la Obama?

It would be a good start. But we're unlikely ever to hear something like that from a dude who is "honored" to meet Vladimir Putin. Obama bowed to some Middle Eastern leader, which apparently is the custom over there, and the Republicans went wild. I agree with John McCain, that Putin is a greater threat to global security than ISIS. Trump is Putin's beyotch, and that's embarrassing -- and scary.

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Re: SMH

What exactly is your problem with this?

"Melania and I "

ME ME ME ME ME ME

Compare: "President Obama has offered America’s condolences to German Chancellor Angela Merkel for the truck attack at a Christmas market in Berlin that killed at least 12 people."

http://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2016/dec/20/obama-offers-condolences-merkel-after-truck-attack/

What is he, the freaking King? FFS, what is your problem, that you can't see he's a narcissistic sociopath?

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Re: SMH

As a career Marine

His tweet about the KC-130 crash: "Melania and I send our deepest condolences to all!"

It's always all about him. He sure as hell doesn't represent our country.

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Unhappy

SMH

This administration is so embarrassing, it's hard to believe.

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Russia, China vow to kill off VPNs, Tor browser

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Correction needed

protecting the ruling only party

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Happy 4th of July: Norks tests another missile

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Re: Preemptive strike

the whole country (except the Amish) immobilized

I, for one, welcome our new Amish overlords.

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Extreme trainspotting on Britain's highest (and windiest) railway

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Re: 1,097m (3,599ft)

Since American's have seen fit to belittle our mountain, I'd just like the bring up the subject of their utterly shit President.

So, to all American's who like to weigh in and proclaim everything you have is bigger and better, just remember, you've got a orange haired fuck witted cuntbubble for a President.

And we don't.

And yet. And yet. Such luminaries as W.H. Auden, Cary Grant, Alfred Hitchcock, and more recently Christopher Hitchens and John Oliver have chosen to emigrate here. Yes, Kevin Spacey has gone the other way. I've been to the UK. It's a nice place to visit.

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Re: 1,097m (3,599ft)

Texas

Highest elevation in Texas: 8,751 feet (2,667 m). As John Denver noted, to get really high you have to go to Colorado. Or elsewhere in the West. Driving the back roads around the western U.S., it's not unusual to cross passes at elevations exceeding 9000 feet (~3000 m). The roads are well maintained, but rock falls and avalanches are unpredictable.

Granite Pass, Wyoming, In April

Avalanche Shed on the Million-Dollar Highway

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1,097m (3,599ft)

That's barely off the ground. The Mount Washington cog railway in New Hampshire climbs from 2000 ft ASL almost to 6280 feet. The weather on Mount Washington is pretty fierce, too. The highest non-cyclonic wind speed measured on Earth, 231 mph, occurred at its summit. Winter temps can go into the minus 40s, Celsius and Fahrenheit.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mount_Washington_Cog_Railway

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mount_Washington_(New_Hampshire)

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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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Re: Bala Cynwyd, Pennsylvania

According to Wikipedia, /ˈbælə ˈkɪnwʊd/ BAL-ə-KIN-wuud

No mention of sheep.

How do they pronounce "Wikipedia" in Welsh?

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Lordy! Trump admits there are no tapes of his chats with Comey

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Re: In comprehension, simplicity is not just the only thing, it's EVERYTHING!

LOCK HER UP, Donald!

Whataboutism is so boring.

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WikiLeaks doc dump reveals CIA tools for infecting air-gapped PCs

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Re: Air gap with Windows gateways, you say (imply)

I may have to upgrade to albatrosses to carry the new high capacity coded message canisters.

Pelicans. http://s.hswstatic.com/gif/pelican-1.jpg

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Canadian sniper makes kill shot at distance of 3.5 KILOMETRES

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Not necessarily. There was an earlier record, again by a Canadian IIRC

Bloody Captcha made it impossible to correct this in time. The shooter I referred to was British sniper Craig Harrison.

In November 2009, Harrison consecutively struck two Taliban machine gunners south of Musa Qala in Helmand Province in Afghanistan at a range of 2,475 m (2,707 yd) using a L115A3 Long Range Rifle. In a BBC interview, Harrison reported it took about nine shots for him and his spotter to range the target.

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Wouldn't the target therefore know that he was under fire, and consequently be unlikely to hold still in an exposed location for nearly 10 seconds?

Not necessarily. There was an earlier record, again by a Canadian IIRC, where the shooter was trying to hit a Taliban carrying a rocket launcher. Although bullets were striking around the target, he apparently never thought they'd hit him. And probably never knew they did.

There's an earlier anecdote, about Union General John Sedgwick. From Wikipedia:

Sedgwick fell at the beginning of the Battle of Spotsylvania Court House, on May 9, 1864. His corps was probing skirmish lines ahead of the left flank of Confederate defenses and he was directing artillery placements. Confederate sharpshooters were about 1,000 yards (900 m) away, and their shots caused members of his staff and artillerymen to duck for cover. Sedgwick strode around in the open and was quoted as saying, "What? Men dodging this way for single bullets? What will you do when they open fire along the whole line?" Although ashamed, his men continued to flinch and he said, "Why are you dodging like this? They couldn't hit an elephant at this distance."[5] Reports that he never finished the sentence are apocryphal, although the line was among his last words.[6] He was shot moments later under the left eye and fell down dead.

Charles McMoran Wilson, 1st Baron Moran, wrote a book titled "Anatomy of Courage," based on his experiences during the First World War. In it, he relates seeing a British officer walking in the open between trenches, while enemy machine-gun bullets were spattering all around. Walking, not running.

And finally, there's a famous quote attributed to none other than Winston Churchill: "Nothing in life is so exhilarating as to be shot at without result." (http://desertonfire.blogspot.com/2009/07/source-of-famous-churchill-quote.html)

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Hans beat me to it. If the trajectory was flat and the bullet maintained its muzzle velocity over the distance, the time in flight would be 3.75 sec. The article was clear about the trajectory, the need for the shooter to "hold over," so it doesn't take a rocket surgeon to understand the longer flight time.

It must have been difficult to see the impact points of the sighting shots, so there must have been a lot of "Kentucky Ottawa windage" involved in making the shot. Translation: Skill.

https://en.wiktionary.org/wiki/Kentucky_windage

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IBM's contractor crackdown continues: Survivors refusing pay cut have hours reduced

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WTF?

team leaders are offered a new tool

I'm sure they and their subordinates already know where to find the tools.

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Software 'submarine' surfaces data protection for the Nutanix hypervisor crowd

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We all live in a software submarine

Never gonna make it to Top of the Charts.

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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...

You cannot disagree that it is the sociopath that thrive in the capitalist model, at least not while keeping a straight face.

Yessir, the leaders of the Soviet Union, the former Eastern Bloc, mainland China, North Korea and "revolutionary" Cuba, were and are all well-adjusted individuals. Not a sociopath or psychopath in the bunch.

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Teen girl who texted boyfriend to kill himself guilty of manslaughter

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Re: Stupid but?

what good is twenty years in jail going to do?

No guarantee she'll get 20 years. She could get a suspended sentence and probation. The next nutcase that comes along may be discouraged from doing the same thing if s/he thinks it will lead to prison. This woman is clearly messed up. There's always a chance she'll get some help if incarcerated. Being allowed to walk free is a license to kill.

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Marissa! Mayer! out! as! Yahoo!-Verizon! closes!

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Quote

"[E]nd of an era error for Yahoo! "

"I'm brimming with nostalgia, gratitude, and optimism $209 million I won't be sharing with the 2000 brilliant people getting sacked."

FTFY

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We're not saying we're living in a simulation but someone's simulated the universe in a computer

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Re: That is not science..just a waste of time and resources!

@Joerg

Your rational-thinking simulation needs work.

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Yahoo! shareholders! sign! off! sale! to! Verizon!, which! sharpens! axe!

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Loyalty

Yahoo! deserves to disappear, but the 2,000 employees about to be sacked are getting screwed. As usual in business nowadays. And execs will get bonuses for "cutting costs." The puter leat are wise to be making plans for what may come.

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Donald Trumped: Comey says Prez is a liar – and admits he's a leaker

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"it is now established"

That Atty. Kasowitz has sold his soul. Save your money, Marc. Satan Your employer has a long history of not paying his debts, and throwing "loyal" employees under the bus.

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HPE to staff: 'We are PERMANENTLY clipping your costs'

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Can't travel / Can't work at home

Does.Not.Compute.

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Gordon Ramsay's father-in-law gets six months for hacking sweary super-chef's computer

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Joke

The motive

They only wanted to see if Gordon was cooking the books.

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Axed from IBM for remote working? Don't go crying to HPE

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Not only Linux

world-wide collaboration

The list is almost endless. Can't understand why, when companies are failing, managers always blame the workers. And guess which one gets the big payoff when shown the door. Didn't Marissa Mayer impose the same rules at Yahoo! ?

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The internet may well be the root cause of today's problems… but not in the way you think

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@Kieren McCarthy

Well said.

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Class clowns literally classless: Harvard axes meme-flinging morons

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Re: It's called "drawing the line"

In my opinion this is a collosal overreaction

If we ignore 'pinata' jokes, offensive behavior becomes normalized, making it easier to take the next step, and the next, etc. Society, and the institutions within it, must draw a line. Or you wind up with a POTUS who bragged about being allowed (in his privileged mind) to sexually abuse women, and then goes on to.... oh, read the press!

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It's called "drawing the line"

If we don't set limits and examples for privileged young people, we'll keep getting this:

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ethan_Couch

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IBM: ALL travel must be approved now, and shut up about the copter

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How to fail in business

Sales are down? Reduce customer service. Yeah, that will work.

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UK PM May's response to London terror attack: Time to 'regulate' internet companies

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And then there's Trump

London is tragically attacked by losers, and the President of the United States attacks the mayor again and again and again. Make America Great Again by disrespecting our allies. Oi, cowardly terrorists: Back off. Our government leaders are quite capable of ruining our countries. They don't need your help.

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LIGO physicists eyeball a new gravitational wave

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Megaphone

Why is this story in 'Security' ???

That wave is headed our way! R-r-r-r-u-n!

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Google to give 6 months' warning for 2018 Chrome adblockalypse – report

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Childcatcher

Google isn't thinking about users

This initiative isn't about making the Web more palatable to users. It's a way to facilitate advertisers circumventing existing ad-blocking add-ons. Ad blocking must be working, as Google is apparently losing enough revenue to set people to work on this new "feature." This is one I personally don't need, and will deactivate it if I continue to use Chrome.

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Elon to dump Trump over climate bump

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Re: Coal stocks fell today

Coal is not exactly a wanted commodity these days

I'm not taking the side of coal, but in my travels in the American West, I have seen huge train after huge train, with up to four locomotives, hauling coal east from Wyoming. As an Easterner, I've never seen trains that long. I've seen several big coal mines out here, too. It's been a real eye-opener for this "East Coast Liberal." The mines, however, are all open pits, not underground tunnels. You need a few people to drive heavy equipment and set off explosives, not anywhere near the number of miners you'd need to extract half as much coal from underground. The idea that expanding coal extraction will significantly increase employment in the long term is a pipe dream in my opinion. By withdrawing from the Paris accord, Trump is only playing to his base and his rich pals.

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Re: Whack-a do lobby

Trump will probably be swayed by the crazy religious groups who think trashing the planet is OK.

One in seven Americans think it is definitely (7%) or probably (9%) true that “God controls the climate, therefore people can’t be causing global warming.”

http://climatecommunication.yale.edu/publications/global-warming-god-end-times/

Rep. Tim Walberg (R-Mich.) told constituents last week that he believes if climate change is a real problem, God can fix it.

“I believe there’s climate change,” Walberg said at a town hall last Friday in Coldwater, Mich., according to the Huffington Post, which obtained video of the exchange.

“I believe there’s been climate change since the beginning of time. I think there are cycles. Do I think that man has some impact? Yeah, of course. Can man change the entire universe? No.

“Why do I believe that? Well, as a Christian, I believe that there is a creator in God who is much bigger than us. And I’m confident that, if there’s a real problem, he can take care of it.”

http://thehill.com/homenews/house/335886-gop-rep-on-climate-change-god-will-take-care-of-it

Scott Pruitt, Trump's pick for head of the Environmental Protection Agency: “There are scientists that agree, there are scientists that don’t agree, to the extent of man’s contribution and whether it is even harmful that this point. We do not know if the trajectory is on an unsustainable course. Nor do we know the extent by which the burning of fossil fuels, and man’s contribution to that, is making it far worse than it is.”

Scientists do not disagree whether climate change is happening, nor do they disagree about the main cause. An overwhelming majority of currently publishing climate scientists — 97 percent — say climate change is real and is primarily driven by human activities, the most salient being the burning of fossil fuels. That’s about the same level of consensus that the medical community has about the link between cigarettes and lung cancer.

https://thinkprogress.org/scott-pruitt-epa-radio-show-comments-c88820974ce7?gi=a9bf2f263b40

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Re: Surprised?

People still defend windfarms

I've been touring the American West for 4-1/2 months. Out here there are wind farms that stretch from horizon to horizon. Their locations make them hazardous to migrating birds, to which I object. But I find it hard to believe corporations would invest the billions of dollars these farms cost if they weren't efficient. Even states like Wyoming and North Dakota, major coal suppliers, have massive wind farms. Seems to me that energy companies know the coal isn't going to last forever. Oh, and I've seen huge solar installations, too. Tree huggers clearly aren't the only ones defending alternative energy sources.

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Sons of IoT: Bikers hack Jeeps in auto theft spree

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Re: Alarms

On most "modern" cars (15 years +) which are designed to be used with a remote key fob for unlocking, the alarm will be activated if you use the mechanical key to unlock the doors.

I have a 2001 Mercury that I've owned since new. Until today I never tried to open the doors with the mechanical key. It has an alarm system. After reading your comment I went out and opened the door with the key. The alarm did not sound.

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Trident nuke subs are hackable, thunders Wikipedia-based report

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Big Brother

Call me Ishmael

You don't need to hack your adversary's weapons systems when you can hack and subvert their political process. Putin didn't need an ICBM to enthrone Cheeto Quisling.

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NORK spy agency blamed for Bangladesh cyberheist, Sony Pictures hack

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Re: Still not convinced

Hopefully Fat Boy Kim will choke on his quadruple hamburger and ultra large fires

If he keeps messing with other countries' finances, he may indeed be choking on ultra-large fires. The U.S. is not the only threat to his continued existence.

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German robo-pastor preaches the GNU Testament

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Angel

In my life

Nothing will ever replace the FSM, pasta be unto him!

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BA's 'global IT system failure' was due to 'power surge'

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"fixed by local resources"

Translation: Two people. One to talk to India on the phone, the other to apply the fixes.

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