• on a way, i managed to get back

    From Silver@VERT to All on Sun Mar 21 19:29:06 2021
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    finally i managed to get back to vertrauen, someone stole my old computer and all my logon information was there... i had the luck that my account doesn't got banned or erased
    well... how are all doing?

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  • From Arelor@VERT/PALANT to Silver on Mon Mar 22 03:59:18 2021
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    Re: on a way, i managed to get back
    By: Silver to All on Sun Mar 21 2021 07:29 pm

    finally i managed to get back to vertrauen, someone stole my old computer and all my logon information was there... i had th
    luck that my account doesn't got banned or erased
    well... how are all doing?


    Better than you, it seems. At least nobody has stolen any of my computers.

    I hope you were using full disk encryption.

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  • From Silver@VERT to Arelor on Mon Mar 22 07:25:09 2021
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    Re: on a way, i managed to get back
    By: Arelor to Silver on Mon Mar 22 2021 03:59 am

    it was encrypted, but i know that the ones who stoled my lap didn't wanted the information, they just wanted to sell it for money to their dealer...

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  • From MRO@VERT/BBSESINF to Silver on Mon Mar 22 13:12:49 2021
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    Re: on a way, i managed to get back
    By: Silver to Arelor on Mon Mar 22 2021 07:25 am

    Re: on a way, i managed to get back
    By: Arelor to Silver on Mon Mar 22 2021 03:59 am

    it was encrypted, but i know that the ones who stoled my lap didn't wanted the information, they just wanted to sell it for money to their dealer...

    make sure you quote your replies
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  • From Arelor@VERT/PALANT to Silver on Mon Mar 22 14:11:29 2021
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    Re: on a way, i managed to get back
    By: Silver to Arelor on Mon Mar 22 2021 07:25 am

    Re: on a way, i managed to get back
    By: Arelor to Silver on Mon Mar 22 2021 03:59 am

    it was encrypted, but i know that the ones who stoled my lap didn't wanted t information, they just wanted to sell it for money to their dealer...


    That is usually the case :-)

    My boss had a USB drive stolen once, and thankfully it was cryptsetupped to death. Which was a good thing because it was loaded up with critical information.

    They also stole a folder. A paper folder. With no documents in. You really have to be desperate to steal those things.

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  • From Silver@VERT to MRO on Mon Mar 22 16:39:00 2021
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    Re: on a way, i managed to get back
    By: MRO to Silver on Mon Mar 22 2021 01:12 pm

    make sure you quote your replies
    sorry, on this way? i don't know how
    "translating, working and BBSing is my life... despite the fact that i'm new to BBSes..."
    "Gig'em Aggies!"

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  • From Ogg@VERT/CAPCITY2 to Arelor on Mon Mar 22 21:01:00 2021
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    Hello Arelor!

    ** On Monday 22.03.21 - 14:11, Arelor wrote to Silver:

    My boss had a USB drive stolen once, and thankfully it was cryptsetupped
    to death. Which was a good thing because it was loaded up with critical information.

    I used to carry a USB thumbdrive in a "sock" holder that was
    designed to clip to my set of keys. I had the habit of hooking
    the keys into my back pocket and let some of the keys hang
    outside the pocket. One day, coming out of a grocery store and
    reaching for my keys to unlock the car, I noticed that the clump
    of keys seemed different. Apparently the dedicated USB holder
    had fallen off! I went back into the store to see if I could
    find it on the floor anywhere. I left a lost-n-found request
    with management. Never found it. The thumbdrive had a copy of
    my shop database files (MS Access format) and a few other key
    files with biz info. The database file contained full credit
    card info that I needed with some of my suppliers. It also had
    an ongoing text file that I used to make notes - I really missed
    that one most of all because a copy of it didn't exist anywhere
    else.

    A couple days later, I noticed some unauthorized purchases with
    the cards!

    Who ever found the thumbdrive worked fast. They could have
    turned it in since the database file had plenty of clues that it
    belonged to me. It was a fine 16GB drive.

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  • From Ogg@VERT/CAPCITY2 to MRO on Mon Mar 22 21:05:00 2021
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    Hello MRO!

    ** On Monday 22.03.21 - 13:12, MRO wrote to Silver:

    it was encrypted, but i know that the ones who stoled my lap didn't wanted
    the information, they just wanted to sell it for money to their dealer...

    make sure you quote your replies

    It's not a problem when using OpenXP, :D

    References of "on a way, i managed to get back"
    358 21.03 Silver on a way, i managed to get back
    636 22.03 └──Arelor
    394 22.03 └──Silver
    517 22.03 ├──MRO <==the one I'm replying to now
    426 22.03 │ └──Silver
    875 22.03 └──Arelor
    +! 1504 22.03 └──Ogg



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  • From Arelor@VERT/PALANT to Ogg on Tue Mar 23 04:10:10 2021
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    Re: on a way, i managed to get back
    By: Ogg to Arelor on Mon Mar 22 2021 09:01 pm

    Hello Arelor!

    ** On Monday 22.03.21 - 14:11, Arelor wrote to Silver:

    My boss had a USB drive stolen once, and thankfully it was cryptsetupped to death. Which was a good thing because it was loaded up with critical information.

    I used to carry a USB thumbdrive in a "sock" holder that was
    designed to clip to my set of keys. I had the habit of hooking
    the keys into my back pocket and let some of the keys hang
    outside the pocket. One day, coming out of a grocery store and
    reaching for my keys to unlock the car, I noticed that the clump
    of keys seemed different. Apparently the dedicated USB holder
    had fallen off! I went back into the store to see if I could
    find it on the floor anywhere. I left a lost-n-found request
    with management. Never found it. The thumbdrive had a copy of
    my shop database files (MS Access format) and a few other key
    files with biz info. The database file contained full credit
    card info that I needed with some of my suppliers. It also had
    an ongoing text file that I used to make notes - I really missed
    that one most of all because a copy of it didn't exist anywhere
    else.

    A couple days later, I noticed some unauthorized purchases with
    the cards!

    Who ever found the thumbdrive worked fast. They could have
    turned it in since the database file had plenty of clues that it
    belonged to me. It was a fine 16GB drive.

    Man, that sucks.

    You know, I am the paranoia man everybody laughs at.

    Everybody laughs when I put the secret documents in a safe, and when I get angry when somebody else does not.

    Everybody laughs when I tell them no cameras, microphones or phones are allowed near my computers or my stuff.

    Everybody laughs when I place my computers in a dhcpless network, with both IPs and ARP statically configured and host-to-host
    IPSEC encryption (to be honest, I laugh at this one myself too).

    Everybody laughs because I keep a checksum of every file in storage, which is checked periodically for corruption or
    tampering.

    Then somebody loses the secret documents, or gets them stolen, or gets ransomware in a computer with no recovery options, and
    nobody fucking laughs.

    I have a nice collection of "I told you so" moments, and I never go "I told you so" because, deep down, I am a good guy.
    However, nobody ever realizes it was an "I told you so" moment. A day later they are still laugthing at me.

    In conclusion:

    Fuck this place. And encrypt your data when it is out of premises.


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  • From Arelor@VERT/PALANT to Ogg on Tue Mar 23 04:11:37 2021
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    Re: on a way, i managed to get back
    By: Ogg to MRO on Mon Mar 22 2021 09:05 pm

    Hello MRO!

    ** On Monday 22.03.21 - 13:12, MRO wrote to Silver:

    it was encrypted, but i know that the ones who stoled my lap didn't wanted
    the information, they just wanted to sell it for money to their dealer...

    make sure you quote your replies

    It's not a problem when using OpenXP, :D

    References of "on a way, i managed to get back"
    358 21.03 Silver on a way, i managed to get back
    636 22.03 └──Arelor
    394 22.03 └──Silver
    517 22.03 ├──MRO <==the one I'm replying to now
    426 22.03 │ └──Silver
    875 22.03 └──Arelor
    +! 1504 22.03 └──Ogg

    Even stock Synchronet can track threads, but I think it is good nettiquete to quote what you are responding to, if just to
    prevent people from having to backtrack and read the original post. Specially when the original post is 900 word long and the
    reply is addresses at the last line :-)

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  • From Dr. What@VERT/DMINE to Ogg on Tue Mar 23 09:23:00 2021
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    Ogg wrote to Arelor <=-

    A couple days later, I noticed some unauthorized purchases with
    the cards!

    Who ever found the thumbdrive worked fast. They could have
    turned it in since the database file had plenty of clues that it
    belonged to me. It was a fine 16GB drive.

    There are instructions on line to build a USB-port/computer destroying USB drive.

    My inner cat is telling me to build one and hang it off the back of my
    pants on in a "sock" and go to the grocery store. 8)



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  • From Nightfox@VERT/DIGDIST to Arelor on Tue Mar 23 08:24:53 2021
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    Re: on a way, i managed to get back
    By: Arelor to Ogg on Tue Mar 23 2021 04:11 am

    Even stock Synchronet can track threads, but I think it is good nettiquete to quote what you are responding to, if just to prevent people from having to backtrack and read the original post. Specially when the original post

    Yes, I usually don't feel like tracking down the post that was being replied to. Quoting makes it so much easier to follow the conversation.

    Nightfox

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  • From MRO@VERT/BBSESINF to Ogg on Tue Mar 23 14:12:46 2021
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    Re: on a way, i managed to get back
    By: Ogg to MRO on Mon Mar 22 2021 09:05 pm

    It's not a problem when using OpenXP, :D

    References of "on a way, i managed to get back"
    358 21.03 Silver on a way, i managed to get back
    636 22.03 └──Arelor
    394 22.03 └──Silver

    I have command keys that take me back in the thread by subject or author
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  • From Ogg@VERT/CAPCITY2 to Dr. What on Tue Mar 23 17:10:00 2021
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    Hello Dr. What!

    ** On Tuesday 23.03.21 - 09:23, Dr. What wrote to Ogg:

    Who ever found the thumbdrive worked fast. They could have
    turned it in since the database file had plenty of clues that it
    belonged to me. It was a fine 16GB drive.

    There are instructions on line to build a USB-port/computer
    destroying USB drive.

    The usbkill.com ? Interesting concept, but is the drive usable
    as a genuine storage device? It looks like it's intended to zap
    computers. But it doesn't look like it's a throwaway at $150 a
    piece.

    My inner cat is telling me to build one and hang it off the
    back of my pants on in a "sock" and go to the grocery
    store. 8)

    I would rather build one with an executable file desguised as a
    text file (mysecrets.txt) and then just have that run to first
    delete its own usb contents and then delete a core system file
    on the host.

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  • From Ogg@VERT/CAPCITY2 to Nightfox on Tue Mar 23 17:20:00 2021
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    Hello Nightfox!

    ** On Tuesday 23.03.21 - 08:24, Nightfox wrote to Arelor:

    Yes, I usually don't feel like tracking down the post that was being replied to. Quoting makes it so much easier to follow the conversation.

    I've used (and sometimes still do) the inter-message quoting
    technique in email. Most recipients didn't know how to handle
    that. It seems they weren't interested in cleaning up email and
    only quote the relevant parts preceeding a reply. Those people
    would be hard to introduce to the FTN-echomail world of
    messaging. :/


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  • From Ogg@VERT/CAPCITY2 to Arelor on Tue Mar 23 17:26:00 2021
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    Hello Arelor!

    ** On Tuesday 23.03.21 - 04:11, Arelor wrote to Ogg:

    Even stock Synchronet can track threads, but I think it is good nettiquete to quote what you are responding to, if just to prevent people from having to backtrack and read the original post. Specially when the original post is 900 word long and the reply is addresses at the last line :-)

    OK.. for long pieces, sure. But most of the time most messages
    here do not exceed 900 words.

    I see that you are using the online bbs-method for this. Looking
    up a thread directly on a bbs (even a synchronet one) is
    tedious. So, I can appreciate your need to have quoting
    reminders.


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  • From fusion@VERT/CFBBS to Ogg on Wed Mar 24 00:25:00 2021
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    make sure you quote your replies
    It's not a problem when using OpenXP, :D

    you know that's not the point..

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  • From Ogg@VERT/CAPCITY2 to MRO on Tue Mar 23 20:59:00 2021
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    Hello MRO!

    ** On Tuesday 23.03.21 - 14:12, MRO wrote to Ogg:

    It's not a problem when using OpenXP, :D

    References of "on a way, i managed to get back"
    358 21.03 Silver on a way, i managed to get back
    636 22.03 └──Arelor
    394 22.03 └──Silver

    I have command keys that take me back in the thread by
    subject or author

    Nice. That's better than nothing. :)

    BTW.. OpenXP can sift and search using the subject/author method
    too. :D


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  • From Ogg@VERT/CAPCITY2 to Arelor on Tue Mar 23 22:18:00 2021
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    Hello Arelor!

    ** On Tuesday 23.03.21 - 04:11, Arelor wrote to Ogg:

    875 22.03 └──Arelor
    +! 1504 22.03 └──Ogg

    Even stock Synchronet can track threads, but I think it is
    good nettiquete to quote what you are responding to, if just
    to prevent people from having to backtrack and read the
    original post.

    But backtracking and taking advantage of threading (graphical or
    by direct navigation) is fun ..especially with OpenXP! :D

    Specially when the original post is 900 word
    long and the reply is addresses at the last line :-)

    Oh.. in that case I would TOP POST! :D


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  • From Ogg@VERT/CAPCITY2 to Arelor on Tue Mar 23 22:57:00 2021
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    Hello Arelor!

    ** On Tuesday 23.03.21 - 04:10, you wrote to me:

    I used to carry a USB thumbdrive in a "sock" holder..
    Apparently the dedicated USB holder had fallen off!..
    The thumbdrive had a copy of my shop database files (MS
    Access format) and a few other key files with biz info..

    Man, that sucks.

    I should have considered encrypting the whole drive for my
    regular use. But never fully researched my options and how to
    implement that. Meanwhile, I still carry around other usb
    drives, but now I just stash them in my pockets.

    You know, I am the paranoia man everybody laughs at.

    Everybody laughs when I put the secret documents in a safe,
    and when I get angry when somebody else does not.

    I keep a few things like that in a location no one would ever
    think to look. A safe is not practical for me; someone could
    lift those suckers and carry it away.

    Everybody laughs when I tell them no cameras, microphones or
    phones are allowed near my computers or my stuff.

    Pin cameras in pens, caps, eyeglasses, etc. would be hard to
    detect and notice. :/

    Everybody laughs when I place my computers in a dhcpless
    network, with both IPs and ARP statically configured and
    host-to-host IPSEC encryption (to be honest, I laugh at this
    one myself too).

    I understand static IP address (I've done that with the 2 pcs
    and POS device that is connected to my network) but since I'm
    the only person hanging around my network, I like the
    convenience of dhcp when I need to fire up my Blackberry or
    another laptop for a few minutes.

    IPSEC eludes me. I think I encountered that for remote access.

    Everybody laughs because I keep a checksum of every file in
    storage, which is checked periodically for corruption or
    tampering.

    Wow. I wouldn't laugh, but I think that must be a lot of
    checksumming going on.

    Then somebody loses the secret documents, or gets them
    stolen, or gets ransomware in a computer with no recovery
    options, and nobody fucking laughs.

    The main vector for ransomware seems to be the meager email! If
    I had persons working for me, I would ban the use of personal
    email accounts. I wrote about a couple of recent email tricks
    that landed on my plate in the fido INTERNET echo. One had the
    links totally obvuscated with utf-8 chars. And another clearly
    used the "X-PHP-Script:" header line with "<sitename>/mat/
    metoo.php for 20.52.179.36" which you would only see if you
    actually looked at the raw header data.

    I have a nice collection of "I told you so" moments, and I
    never go "I told you so" because, deep down, I am a good
    guy. However, nobody ever realizes it was an "I told you so"
    moment. A day later they are still laugthing at me.

    Document those moments in writing and make a company poster out
    of it. THEN those people will realize their fickleness.

    In conclusion:

    Fuck this place. And encrypt your data when it is out of
    premises.

    What would be a good procedure to encrypt a usb drive that I
    would access daily? I use the drive between my XP and Win7
    systems interchangeably.

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  • From Dr. What@VERT/DMINE to Ogg on Wed Mar 24 08:44:00 2021
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    Ogg wrote to Dr. What <=-

    There are instructions on line to build a USB-port/computer
    destroying USB drive.

    The usbkill.com ? Interesting concept, but is the drive usable
    as a genuine storage device? It looks like it's intended to zap computers. But it doesn't look like it's a throwaway at $150 a
    piece.

    Yup. That's its intent. It's completely malicious and designed to hurt
    bad people who like to steal other people's USB drive.

    $150 is way too much. My understanding is that you can build one your
    self with a cheap USB drive and a soldering iron.

    I would rather build one with an executable file desguised as a
    text file (mysecrets.txt) and then just have that run to first
    delete its own usb contents and then delete a core system file
    on the host.

    IHMO, that's being too soft on the thieves.


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  • From Arelor@VERT/PALANT to Ogg on Wed Mar 24 09:20:03 2021
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    Re: on a way, i managed to get back
    By: Ogg to Arelor on Tue Mar 23 2021 10:57 pm

    What would be a good procedure to encrypt a usb drive that I
    would access daily? I use the drive between my XP and Win7
    systems interchangeably.

    I think your best bet would be Veracrypt. I don't know if it runs on XP but I think it
    should.

    You could also use a USB drive with integrated hardware encryption, but I am not a fan
    of those. They are very expensive for what they offer to regular consumers. Usually
    they are also bound to specific versions of specific platforms.

    Back in the day when interoperatibility with Windows was important, I used Veracrypt
    myself (and its predecesor, Truecrypt). Truecrypt's manual is a MUST READ for any
    security hobbyist, because it coves most opsec procedures you must be aware of when
    dealing with nuclear launch codes XD


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  • From MRO@VERT/BBSESINF to Ogg on Wed Mar 24 22:01:24 2021
    @VIA: BBSESINF
    @MSGID: <605BFD04.3998.dove-gen@bbses.info>
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    Re: on a way, i managed to get back
    By: Ogg to MRO on Tue Mar 23 2021 08:59 pm


    I have command keys that take me back in the thread by
    subject or author

    Nice. That's better than nothing. :)

    BTW.. OpenXP can sift and search using the subject/author method
    too. :D

    i looked at it. it's not something i'd want to use.
    synchronet has all the features you are mentioning.
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  • From MRO@VERT/BBSESINF to Dr. What on Wed Mar 24 22:06:52 2021
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    Re: build a USB-port computer
    By: Dr. What to Ogg on Wed Mar 24 2021 08:44 am


    as a genuine storage device? It looks like it's intended to zap computers. But it doesn't look like it's a throwaway at $150 a
    piece.

    Yup. That's its intent. It's completely malicious and designed to hurt
    bad people who like to steal other people's USB drive.


    i dont think usb drive thievery is big problem. this stuff is just made for people that want to be assholes and damage other people's stuff.
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  • From Vk3jed@VERT/FREEWAY to Nightfox on Thu Mar 25 20:11:00 2021
    @VIA: FREEWAY
    @MSGID: <605C6005.26060.dove-general@freeway.apana.org.au>
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    @TZ: 9258
    On 03-23-21 08:24, Nightfox wrote to Arelor <=-

    @VIA: VERT/DIGDIST
    Re: on a way, i managed to get back
    By: Arelor to Ogg on Tue Mar 23 2021 04:11 am

    Even stock Synchronet can track threads, but I think it is good nettiquete to quote what you are responding to, if just to prevent people from having to backtrack and read the original post. Specially when the original post

    Yes, I usually don't feel like tracking down the post that was being replied to. Quoting makes it so much easier to follow the
    conversation.

    And for me, it's generally very inconvenient for me to backtrack. :/


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  • From Ogg@VERT/CAPCITY2 to Vk3jed on Thu Mar 25 09:23:00 2021
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    Hello Vk3jed!

    ** On Thursday 25.03.21 - 20:11, Vk3jed wrote to Nightfox:

    Yes, I usually don't feel like tracking down the post that
    was being replied to. Quoting makes it so much easier to
    follow the conversation.

    And for me, it's generally very inconvenient for me to
    backtrack. :/

    You can always use a JAM-nntp server + a decent ng reader as a
    go-to in your back pocket to view the message tree and do
    searches.



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