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One of the 'killer applications' of the digital age has been word processing, which of course incudes the ability to cut and paste blocks of text between documents but as spiderman knows with great power comes great responsibility. Mistakes made by cutting and pasting text without proof reading the result can be embarrassing as this BBC news story shows (https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/technology-55475433).Regardless of how you feel about the decision of the UK to leave the European Union no one can claim that letting the the UK - EU trade deal negotiations drag on until the last possible moment was a sensible way to behave. It now turns out that the treaty text refers to decades old obsolete software and recommends using 1024-bit RSA encryption and the SHA-1 hashing algorithm, both of which were good in their time, unfortunately that time was around ten years ago! No one is admitting anything but the most likely cause is sloppy cut and pasting.I am not saying do not use cut and paste but be careful not to end up with egg on your face.
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The screen captures of NetScape were HILARIOUS.
But you are right, cut and paste can be dangerous - I was reading a draft of a UN report accessing the safety and security of a region in Ukraine. And as I read it, I started seeing references to places in Afghanistan. I realized that a LOT of the reporting by the consulting was a cut and paste from an old report, not at all a fresh assessment of what was happening. I reported it to my manager, who confronted the consultant - who assured him that that was just an older template he uses, he has the new assessment, he'll get that right over... in a few hours...
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