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Dave Horsfall dave at horsfall.org
Mon Mar 13 15:39:29 AEST 2017


On Sun, 12 Mar 2017, Larry McVoy wrote:

[...]

> This actually caught some really bad behaviour on HP's part (this is all 
> ancient history so I doubt anyone cares).  They sucked it into Word, 
> turned on track changes, made some minor changes, then turned off track 
> changes and made some major changes.  If I had been trusting Word's 
> history we would not have noticed the major changes.  But I didn't, I 
> caught them, when they were presented to HP they did the classic 
> "however did that happen, we have no idea, blah, blah, blah".  Pretty 
> darn sleazy.

A former boss of mine used to get quotes in Word all the time (we were a 
Unix house); he used to run "strings" against the document, and challenge 
the supplier with the fact that they were giving a competitor a better deal.

To this day, "strings" is still my best Word decoder...

-- 
Dave Horsfall DTM (VK2KFU)  "Those who don't understand security will suffer."


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