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"Oh, I love the perks and the power, but, on the other hand, it is an internship."
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Tags:2-step verification, two-step authentication, multi-factor authentication, mfa, verification, authentication, password, passwords, weak password, weak passwords, hacker, hackers, hacked, hack, weakness, powerless, apology, apologies, apologise, apologize, computer, computers, computer security, security, internet security, complex, complicated
King Cnut attempts to stop the tide from coming in and destroying his sandcastle.
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"Sorry, but all my power's been turned back to the states."
"O.K., if you put it that way."
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"Whenever my electricity goes out it leaves me powerless."
"What I mean, the cops in this town are tough!"
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Fatalism and the Seeds of Doubt
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The day Bob lost his clout.
"May I focus my customer frustration on you with the understanding you're powerless and it's nothing personal?"
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'And I say it's time this boat was rocked!'
"I need to reduce operating costs by 20 percent...so that means pay cuts for everybody. But since this move requires the skills of a highly trained manager...I'm giving myself a performance bonus.
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The Gagged United Nations
'Without his channel selector, Roger is powerless.'
Maliki unplugged and powerless.
"Sure I embrace irrational homophobia. It distracts me from the problems that affect my life and I'm powerless to influence."
"Control. Options. Command. I wish!"
Daily Meditations for Perpetual Victims
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