User talk:The Grumpy Hacker

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Proposed deletion of Snare (software)[edit]

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Replaceable fair use File:Swingline manual saddle stapler.JPG[edit]

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You've GOT to be kidding me. I've had this username for years. The Grumpy Hacker (talk) 17:18, 25 September 2012 (UTC)

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Thanks, BracketBot! The Grumpy Hacker (talk) 20:56, 26 February 2014 (UTC)

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