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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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