First of all, let me welcome you on-board EH-Net. Hope we all can learn a lot from your contribution also to the forum.
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[b]There are 3 roads to spoil; women, gambling & hacking. The most pleasant with women, the quickest with gambling, but the surest is hacking - c0c0n