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    Sven Groot

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    Psst, guys, I may be wrong, but I think Office 2013 is going on sale soon.

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    ZippyV

    On the 7th of February?

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    cbae

    @Sven Groot: It took me a little while to spot the ad. Maybe you noticed it right away because it's orange. I heard you Dutch are really into orange or something like that. Or does that only apply to Nederlanders? Or is it Hollanders?

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    Sven Groot

    No, that applies to the whole of the Netherlands, not just Holland. The reason for our infatuation with the colour is because our royal family is the House of Orange-Nassau. That's why e.g. the colour of the national football team is orange.

    But I think I noticed it more because it takes up about a quarter of the vertical size of my screen on the YouTube home page, and has gigantic text on it (I guess the ad is less noticeable if you can't actually read Japanese?).

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    davewill

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    I guess the ad is less noticeable if you can't actually read Japanese?

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    Yes.  But still meets the sarcasm of "subtle".

    So the two glyphs that represent the year ... the first one means 20 or 2000? and the second one means 13?

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    Sven Groot

    The year isn't in there. The two characters after the date mean "start of sales".

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    MasterPi

    Ooh, the first 2/7ths of Office are coming out soon. This calls for a celebration! Angel

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    kettch

    @MasterPie: No, it's "2nd out of 7". Didn't you already get the first piece? If not you're out of luck. Try again next version.

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    dentaku

    @Sven Groot:I was just watching an episode of QI, came to Channel 9 and there's another episode of QI Smiley

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    Ian2

    Looking at the ad it looks like all you can get on 2nd Feb is a ticket to see some Japanese geezer using Office 2013  (Note the part Japanese/ part English term 'Box Office' in the upper left corner)

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    cbae

    , Sven Groot wrote

    No, that applies to the whole of the Netherlands, not just Holland. The reason for our infatuation with the colour is because our royal family is the House of Orange-Nassau. That's why e.g. the colour of the national football team is orange.

    But I think I noticed it more because it takes up about a quarter of the vertical size of my screen on the YouTube home page, and has gigantic text on it (I guess the ad is less noticeable if you can't actually read Japanese?).

    You don't remember this? Wink

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