* Posts by 404

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Arm isn't saying IoT firmware sucks but it's writing a free secure BIOS for device makers

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'That's what humans do.'

Our own worst enemy - ain't it great?

Upvoted ;)

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uBlock Origin ad-blocker knocked for blocking hack attack squawking

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Fuck 'em

Using UBO, ABP, Ghostery, and HTTPS Everywhere.

Anyone else miss the Internet of the late 1990's, early 2000's when spam was the biggest PITA?

I do.

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Watch out for Microsoft Word DDE nasties: Now Freddie Mac menaced

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Hehehehehe....

"whizzbang space-age technospeak jargon-pest"

Good one!

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Aviation industry hits turbulence as Airbus buys into Bombardier’s new jetplanes

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Japan competes with the US, what's wrong with the Brits? We know you know how to do it, take the Opium Wars for instance, or British India tea trade.

The British have lost their way.

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Angst in her pants: Alleged US govt leaker Reality Winner stashed docs in her pantyhose

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Re: Made Up Name Surely - Is Her Name Considered Serious (& Don't Call Me Shirley)!

Wasn't Reality Winner a racing horse back in the day? Kentucky Derby/Triple Crown horse.

EDIT: Yes, she was named after a horse.

http://www.pedigreequery.com/reality+winner

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Limp Weiner to get 21 months in the hole

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Re: Full of it?

I like the Decepticons myself - but I'm just contrary that way

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IT fraudster facing four years' bird time for $10k blackmail

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Why did he do it though? Pure dicketry?

Or did the victim owe him money for services rendered?

I'm not defending what he did, interested in the motivation. Annnnd why is that? I personally am owed $33k+ for a website I designed from scratch under near impossible deadlines - almost cost me my marriage in fact. Clients skipped, I found the bastards and hit them with a lawyer stick, several sticks. By law I'm entitled to three times the original invoice and some day maybe I'll get my money. That was five years ago... still ongoing. I lost one of two company service trucks in a repossession and laid off the tech who used it due to the loss. He had a young family, I hated doing it, but I was facing personal bankruptcy by being fucked over at a critical time.

Five years ago and I/my company still haven't fully recovered - yet those bastards who skipped have already formed new companies with cash reserves in the 7 figures... Laws.... pfft.

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Everybody without Android Oreo vulnerable to overlay attack

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Re: Oreo?

You win an upvote!

My last year's Motorola is at 7.1.1 - a fucking version number would be nice, eh?

Jesus, El Reg!

Edited.. fucking had to google it - Oreo = 8.0

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Virginia scraps poke-to-vote machines hackers destroyed at DefCon

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Re: Strangely enough

Not really... No plans, just day-to-day.

I watch and take care of several county election commissions, it's just so ugly, and I've told them, written 'official This-Is-The-Company-You-Pay-To-Keep-Yo-Shit-Running' emails, hard copies, pleading with them to increase their security. 'Oh My',. Silence. State just copped to the fact they should be using encrypted email addresses just a few weeks ago...

I hate them. Not the individuals, but as a bureaucracy - the most fucked up efficiency company of Bob's should be laid waste and begun again.

Too much? Sigh.... It's been a really weird day.

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Google to kill its Drive file locker in two confusing ways

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Re: DFS?

Like any MS Exchange server? bwaaaahahahahahahaha...

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Tesla hit with official complaint over factory conditions

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My reason for believing unions can go suck a bag of dicks

Back in the eighties, I was a heavy equipment operator working on a 15 mile section of the Central Arizona Project (CAP - brought Colorado River water down to Tucson). Good money, all the OT I could handle, and we were nearing the end of the our section. Company I was working for lost the next bid round and another company got the next 15 mile section, so I went to visit their office and was told to go see Mr. Pretentious Asshole, an equipment crew supervisor in the field. I located him and gave him my resume/inquired about a job.

That sonuvabitch looked me up and down like I was a bug and said 'I ain't having no fucking scabs on my fucking jobsite, you just go on home, scab.'

Cue incredulous surprise at an attack from an unexpected direction. I left his fucking jobsite, drove home, and sat down in front of the tv before I got mad. I didn't even know they were union, not a real issue since Arizona is a right to work state (good and bad, I'm ok with it). This was the BI era (Before Internet) but we had the Yellow Page Phone Book, with the government phone number blue pages - I let my fingers do the walking and ended up at the Arizona Attorney General's office. They didn't take kindly to some Eastern construction company breaking Arizona law and THEY made some phone calls - I'm winning, not a familiar place.

Fucking company called me up the next day and made me the offer they were legally held liable for - For the princely sum of 1500 1980's dollars, I would have the honor of becoming an Official dues paying Union member and be placed of the bottom of the jobs list. I would be there, working my way up the list by not working, for 3-5 years before I actually got a job.

This is why I believe unions, as a whole, can go suck a bag of dicks.

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Re: A bent Union Boss.

US railway unions are the same and are scary - done some work for one of them and I wouldn't cross them in any way, shape, or form.*

*Consider how many folks get run over by trains. Trains. Big, loud, heavy, run fixed routes, yet people on foot still get run over or 'commit suicide'. Weird, eh?

No coat - I was never here....

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Crushed Juicero now officially a fruitless endeavor

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I admit that I own a...

... Keurig Vue that I got a killer deal on a few years ago, but I've never purchased the pods. First thing I did was buy a couple of those Solo pod/basket adapters so we can run any brand of coffee we wish.

Thing does make excellent coffee, btw. Much better than our Mr Coffee drip and we don't waste any coffee.

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Microsoft sets the date for Fall Creators Update

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Ya'll missed it by a mile...

Microsoft is quite satisfied with the information they've already collected....

Now they want faces to match that information so they know who they're managing... Question is: Why do they want to be Google?

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Western Digital has cloudified the NAS and shoved it in a trendy box

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And why are NAS boxes now called "personal clouds"

Same reason server farms are 'The Cloud'... <cue 'Ride of The Valkyries'>

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Couple fires sueball at Amazon over faulty solar eclipse-viewing goggles

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Re: Halfway happened to us

Perfectly fine by me - Bill Nye is one of the biggest frauds around today - yet you have to admire somebody who finagled a BA in mechanical drawing into millions being a 'Science Guy' trusted by another kind of millions.

Not bad.

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Microsoft's fix for web graphics going AWOL? Disable your antivirus

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Re: Is IE still a thing?

Yes, and there is nothing I can do about it. I have Chrome and Firefox available with applicable extensions installed (Ghostery, AdBlock Plus, Ublock Origin, and HTTPS Everywhere), yet they still use Internet Exploder 11 because they don't know/want to know how to use them properly .

I do what I can.

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China claims to have turbine-powered drone carrying 200kg payload

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Re: Here is my take on the use of the word "Drone"

LOL!

I bet Zuckerburg wonders the same thing - or not, greed is one thing, intelligence is another.

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Best Korea fingered for hacks against Bitcoin exchanges in South

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Re: North Korea ?

Computers you can get anywhere...

I'm curious as to their connections to the internet as a whole, I imagine all links go through China. Meaning China and the Great Firewall could stop these attacks right now if they wanted.

Seems that they don't.

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WannaCrypt NHS victim Lanarkshire infected by malware again

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It's 2KB*, of course it's all there!

*Caps means it's big... (bwaahaha)

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Minnesota Senator calls out US watchdogs: Why so cozy with Amazon?

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Re: What I want to know

Amazon just delivered a Samsung 512GB PRO SSD with a radiator cap, upper radiator hose, and a thermostat for a 1999 Ford Explorer in the same box with zero bubblewrap, peanuts, or those big airbag packaging to my office this past Tuesday. I didn't put them on the same order (the SSD carrier adapter showed up the day before with lots of bubblewrap).

I can't wait to see what combinations will be made when food is added to the mix - that new 20TB NAS in the same box as your 5qt container of Mobil1 5-30wt oil, oranges, milk, and 10 pounds of ground beef... makes total sense.

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Vaping ads flout EU rules, even if to promote healthier lifestyles

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Re: Today has been the 53rd day since my last Camel

Truck: Bought it new in 2008, have 223k miles thus far, keeping it forever. I'll strip the interior to metal if I have to ;)

Mixing my own: I'm still nailing down the flavors I like - tend to favor fruit over dessert flavors. I plan on going that route in the near future.

Why anyone would want a tobacco flavored vape is beyond me, didn't smoke for the taste, but for the effect. Settled me down in high stress situations (started when I was 18 in the Army). What I've observed with vaping is that it satisfies the hand-to-mouth fidgeting as well as getting that calming nicotine hit - something that the gums, patches, Chantix stop-smoking methods don't address.

Polonium: Nope. Don't want to know. I'm good, thank you.

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Today has been the 53rd day since my last Camel

After 35 years of smoking, the only method that has worked is vaping. Tried Chantix, patches, and gum - vaping is what does it for me. I use a Baby Alien AL85 mod/3ml Baby Beast tank with various flavors at 6mg nicotine and just noted that when I started, I was using 9ml ejuice, now I'm only using 6ml a day.

I'm breathing better, finally stopped hacking in the morning, and is a much cheaper habit I expect to drop in the future. Biggest con has been that I noticed after smoking for 8 years in my truck, it smells pretty nasty from the cig tobacco smoke - I'm three bottles of Fabreez in... might replace interior.

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Core-blimey! Intel's Core i9 18-core monster – the numbers

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Re: Nobody needs more than 640K of RAM.

'The government never should have let the public own computers..'

My Dad, to his son with a career in infosec, on why he didn't need to know anything about protecting himself/identity or get on the internet*.

*yet oddly not dedicated to his beliefs to call that son on his copper line push button corded phone to look something up on that same evil should-be-banned internet for him...

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You had ONE job: Italian firefighters suspected of starting blazes for cash

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Re: That's not as big as Texas

Another Texas Classic: 'More men need hanging than horses need stealing'...

This one started a fight: 'Arizona? Ain't that a county in West Texas?'. Became the best of friends after that dustup ;)

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Flash, aaaaaah! Western Digital waggles sales in nemesis Seagate's face

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Just for the record

Fuck Toshiba -> just had two 2TB internal 7200rpm Toshiba's die within days of each other, less than 18 months old. Replaced with 1TB WD Black 7200rpm drives.

I like WD spinners and Samsung Pro SSD's on my own kit.

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Marketing giant Marketo forgets to renew domain name. Hilarity ensues

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Netsol

Has automatically renewed my domain for... 11 years now - never charged me for it and I'm... nobody really.

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US spies hacked our phones over the air, claim pipeline protesters

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Re: In other news

They call it Fluoride... Supposed to whiten/strengthen teeth as well as make you stupid*.

*makes Americans 'special'...

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Microsoft hits new low: Threatens to axe classic Paint from Windows 10

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Re: The end

FYI: mspaint.exe is 6.16MB on Windows 8.1

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FUKE NEWS: Robot snaps inside drowned Fukushima nuke plant

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I wonder...

Since they finally figured out how the Romans made their concrete, which is superior to Portland cement - why not build reactors with it?

just a random thought...

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Fan of FBI cosplay? Enjoy freaking out your neighbors? Have we got the eBay auction for you

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Not worth it

1. It's a Dodge.

2. Known for weak transmissions.

3. Brand name is famous for anti-mpg - I.E. Gas Hog.

4. Like a used cop cruiser, probably has DNA/bodily fluid 'evidence' all over the interior...

Pass.

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

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Re: To be fair ...

ISP's in the 90's oversold dialup connections at an average of 14+ to 1 (AoL was 20+ to 1 for a while there) to make a profit and only added modem racks when the customer busy complaints added up to a certain percentage. That's the reality. Bandwidth and hardware cost money and your customer A has *always* subsidized not only customer B, but bandwidth/hardware upgrades at the ISP level.

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Ker-ching! NotPetya hackers cash out, demand 100 BTC for master decrypt key

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Re: initial attack vector

The Russians, of course, duh...*

* Boogeyman to everybody but the Russians...

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NASA: Bring on the asteroid, so we can chuck a fridge at it

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Re: Size matters

Even with armor pads, he's too squishy to throw at a comet. Need something solid, like Trump's head...

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Re: Non-threatening

Yes.

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PC rebooted every time user flushed the toilet

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Re: I read this story about 15 years ago..

Depends. If it was a submersible pump, you replace it. You may never see it again.

I just had one replaced for $1800 and it was only a 84' hole with the pump at 60' (I have a 3' water table) - original had been in there 16 years. The deeper you have to go, prices increase quite a bit.

Edit: I don't get why the pump went on at every flush - this system not have a pressure bladder tank to stop that from happening?

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You'll soon be buying bulgur wheat salad* from Amazon, after it swallowed Whole Foods

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Yeah well I threw up when I read that. I don't need to throw up, I need to put some weight *back* on***.

Smoke free since June 4th.... been smoking Camel filters since 1982, figured it was time. Now I want a cig, real bad... fucking Bezos... asshole.

Wife doesn't feed me and gets mad if I feed myself. Weird, eh? I corrected the problem, scripting errors.

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BA IT systems failure: Uninterruptible Power Supply was interrupted

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'So how could it go so badly wrong'

Never underestimate the power of human arrogance and stupidity - if it can happen, it will.*

*recent events surrounding NSA having dangerous tools taken from them and used to bitchslap corporates and gov agencies that should have known better prove that pretty well...

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Uber fires robo car exec for insubordination

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Re: @Dave Austin ... Was it wise to fire him?

So.

Bottom line is that a company, any company, can terminate an employee for insubordination if the employee does not surrender their Constitutional rights when ordered to by said company.

Is that correct?

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Sainsbury's IT glitch spoils bank holiday food orders

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Question on the toilet rolls..

16 rolls each week? Just you? If so, dayum, that's a lot of tp! 2.something a day... hmm.

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Sysadmin finds insecure printer, remotely prints 'Fix Me!' notice

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I LOVE Scream Tracing! Amuses the hell out of network owners too.

-Upvoted!

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Take it further and don't say shit - ever.

I ran into this a few years ago with an open AP in a neighboring doctor's office and walked over to advise them about it.

They went off... accused me of being a hacker and literally called DHS on me. It took three weeks to get the Feds off my ass. I didn't appreciate it.

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NHS Digital stopped short of advising against paying off WannaCrypt

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Re: Anyone-

Infosec sounds much sexier than 'Information Security'... try it.

I feel that anyone using the word 'cyber', needs a bicycle helmet for safety's sake, water wings, and receive an instant 75% discount on the veracity of any subject they expound on (maxing the bullshit meter...).

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8 out of 10 cats fear statistics – AI doesn't have this problem

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Soon as I saw Pascal, I knew I was in trouble and my eyes glazed over.

Pretty car though.

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Bloodbath at LeEco US as Chinese tech upstart implodes with layoffs

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Called It...

They didn't even get as far as the LeCar did... which actually made it into production.

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Has AI gone too far? DeepTingle turns El Reg news into terrible erotica

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Re: Please no

S&M with a side of dinosaur necrophilia... what else?

;)

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There is a PHB among us upset that they fell for that... Upvoted to compensate.

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Bye bye MP3: You sucked the life out of music. But vinyl is just as warped

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Re: Permanent Storage

That right there is pretty exciting but at a price. Sony and Panasonic are producing Archival Discs, Sony's writer is $6400 and Panasonic's is untouchable for a consumer/small business with their rack systems.

There was a link off the page you gave about M-DISC - blue-ray cd's with up to 100GB capacity that can be written to with certain brand blue-ray burners - they are allegedly supposed to last 1000 years and aren't too pricey.

Thank you!

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Permanent Storage

I've been considering current storage methodology lately as my video collection grows every day and backups become difficult to maintain.

I'm one of those cord-cutters, you see, and between a Netflix HD account and an Amazon Prime membership, I've got over 20TBs of recorded movies/tv shows/etc on various RAIDS and WD clouds that back up to other various RAIDS & WD clouds. It's a lot of fucking space and the software I use records the streams as they are delivered, so we're talking a lot of time too. All good and fine, right?

My issue is that there isn't anything permanent to store data (write once, no degradation) - CD's wear out/degrade, SSD's fail, HD's fail, vinyl melts, etc. Seems like the only way is to stay ahead and write everywhere on anything you can get your hands on - except stone, which can last thousands of years, but the playback is awful.

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Re: Hipsters

As you wish...

BARBER:

I wanted to be... a lumberjack!

Leaping from tree to tree, as they float down the mighty rivers of British Columbia. The Giant Redwood. The Larch. The Fir! The mighty Scots Pine! The lofty flowering Cherry! The plucky little Apsen! The limping Roo tree of Nigeria. The towering Wattle of Aldershot! The Maidenhead Weeping Water Plant! The naughty Leicestershire Flashing Oak! The flatulent Elm of West Ruislip! The Quercus Maximus Bamber Gascoigni! The Epigillus! The Barter Hughius Greenus!

With my best buddy by my side, we'd sing! Sing! Sing!

[singing]

I'm a lumberjack, and I'm okay.

I sleep all night and I work all day.

MOUNTIES:

He's a lumberjack, and he's okay.

He sleeps all night and he works all day.

BARBER:

I cut down trees. I eat my lunch.

I go to the lavatory.

On Wednesdays I go shoppin'

And have buttered scones for tea.

MOUNTIES:

He cuts down trees. He eats his lunch.

He goes to the lavatory.

On Wednesdays he goes shopping

And has buttered scones for tea.

He's a lumberjack, and he's okay.

He sleeps all night and he works all day.

BARBER:

I cut down trees. I skip and jump.

I like to press wild flowers.

I put on women's clothing

And hang around in bars.

MOUNTIES:

He cuts down trees. He skips and jumps.

He likes to press wild flowers.

He puts on women's clothing

And hangs around in bars?!

He's a lumberjack, and he's okay.

He sleeps all night and he works all day.

BARBER:

I cut down trees. I wear high heels,

Suspendies, and a bra.

I wish I'd been a girlie,

Just like my dear Papa.

MOUNTIES:

He cuts down trees. He wears high heels,

Suspendies, and a bra?!

[talking]

What's this? Wants to be a girlie?! Oh, My!

And I thought you were so rugged! Poofter!...

[singing]

He's a lumberjack, and he's okay.

He sleeps all night and he works all day.

He's a lumberjack, and he's okaaaaay.

He sleeps all night and he works all day.

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