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2015.12.14 | 烏伯初驗

[Volume 10 Issue 12, #2083]
My Very First UBER Experience
My Very First Uber Experience
上個星期終於有過我嘅第一次Uber體驗喇.. 話說要由公司去某處辦事, 與其去截的士, 腦子中忽然醒起Uber這回事, 因為曾經聽過唔少正面回應, 倒不如一試?? 於是下載咗Uber手機程式及登記為用戶, 當我正在讓自己熟習程式操作之時, 突然有通電話入嚟.. 原來係位Uber司機打嚟確認我個booking, 跟住話十分鐘後嚟接我!! 驚訝呀, 因為我仲係喺度探索緊個手機程式, 都唔知我其實無意中已經叫咗部車囉, 認真失禮!! 就係咁快咁易咁方便, 呢個初體驗絕對由驚喜開始, 哈哈!!

司機十分鐘後揸住佢部不足一年嘅Perotiga Asia準時到達.. 雖然稱不上為舒服(大家都知呢款車啦), 但至少車內乾淨企理又冇異味.. 司機友善, 講得一口流利英文, 似係有受過高等教育, 我哋在車程上針對Uber及一般的士傾咗陣謁.. 廿分鐘後安全到達目的地, 手機即時響起幾個通知 - 就信用卡扣咗多少車資有個短訊, 收據已經發送到我電郵, 手機程式叫我為呢個車程打分.. 果然高效率!!

雖然未留意到如其他乘客所講嘅免運礦泉水, 而我又唔清楚車資是否比一般的士貴定平, 但係我將來肯定會再次幫襯.. 哦, 呢篇唔係咩俾錢寫貼㗎, 完全係自己要寫嘅, 順便喺度同大家分享我個邀請碼, 大家登記會員時輸入此碼, 就可以得到一次不超過RM20嘅免費車程, 筍嘢呀!! :)
我的邀請碼: shermank44ue, 或到此處領取..
i finally had my very first Uber experience last week.. i wanted to go somewhere from office and instead of getting a taxi, this Uber thing came into mind and i thought why not give it a try since i heard many positive reviews about it?? so i downloaded the apps and registered, while getting myself familiar with the apps, an unknown number called in out of expectation.. it was an Uber driver telling me my booking was confirmed and he was on the way to pick me up in 10 minutes!! i was shocked as i was just exploring the apps and didn't know i may have accidentally made a request, ooopsss!! it was that quick and easy, a first experience started with surprise, haha!!

the driver was punctual with his Perotiga Asia which is less than a year old.. i won't say it was comfortable (we know that model well) but at least the car was clean and smelled fresh.. the driver was friendly, speaks good English, seems well educated and we had a pleasant chat on Uber versus KL taxis.. i was safely sent to my destination after 20 minutes and right away, my phone beeped some notifications - SMS saying my credit card was charged with the fare, a receipt was sent to my email and the apps asked me to rate the trip.. holy efficient!!

though i didn't notice any free mineral water like what the reviews i read mentioned, and i have no idea if the fare was higher or lower than normal taxis, it was indeed a happy first-time and i will surely continue using Uber service.. BTW, this is not a paid post but sengaja want to write about it, so that i can at the same time share my code that you can key-in during your registration to earn a free ride up to RM20.. :)
my invite code: shermank44ue, or redeem it here..
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75 comments:

  1. Good to hear that you are happy with their service :)

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    1. yes, will continue using the service in the future :)

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  2. Good morning sk

    Aiks...today yours and my post also similar...about new experience,. Uber ah? Hmmm...wonder if it goes my place

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    1. Confirm got lah, any corner in Klang Valley also can one..

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    2. but this Small Kucing stays way out of Klang Valley kot?? haha.. :p

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    3. my side is in the jungle.. Uber Helicopter got kot...lol....hmm.... i wonder my sid ehere still counted as klang valley or not

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  3. Adui...i was tempted to download the apps when iread and heard ofbit in advertisement but that time my phone memory nearly full so tatak download. Am glad i didn't diwnload it after reading the first paragraph coz nanti i ter opps and oress salah..then the taxi come...mati aku.

    Very efficient leh within 10minutes call you . Not like those old timewhere we have to call taxi and wait . Then no news call again or be informed that no taxi wanna come that area coz jam la this and that la.

    Since uber so efficient. ..no wonder normal taxi protested. If everyone using uber..then they can makan sendiri lo .

    Hey got one more apps i saw in bbw...myteksi. i wonder if it is the same . Said got discount or something if go to mines. Hehehe

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    1. actually nice lah this Uber, don't be bothered by using the apps else you will never use it, hahaha.. now i just make sure i don't simply tap here tap there, but only when i confirm lah, haha~~

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    2. Why Meow need to download when she just need to picit kaldip's button and Vroom Vroom!! The car is waiting instantly at the start of the key.


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    3. That kaldip cab sometimes not available mah... if got Uber here then easier la . Mana tau ...you know la...every quarter have to go to hospital for check up mah....I dare not drive to hospital that far leh...got Uber senang sikit la... no need emotional blackmail liao

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  4. Good Morning Bloggers. Wei, this Thambee keeps changing his time to post his new blog postings. I wonder if there is a fixed or random posting like mine now? That is better!
    Maybe SK needs to create a Blog-Apps so that we can receive signals from him when there will be an update the next day! Good idea? Bingo!

    UBER is a new popular trend now and many people have used it with satisfactory results. In my area, there is a community Facebook that contains over 7,000 members. Very few fellas complained about this taxi service which I think was an odd issues where the taxis didn't show up besides other tiny complaints. In general, any drivers from any service companies could be both efficient and disappointing too which depends on one's luck.

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    1. When it was first launched, I wanted to use this service to go to airport but some hesitation led me to use my wifey's regular private driver who plies the airport daily. His rates were very reasonable besides I loved his new fresh smelling MPV to cart my luggage. This driver would promptly wait for us at the airports on our return by checking of any possible flight delays.

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    2. Where did Thambee go to in just 20 minutes distance? Let me guess! I think you went to Mid Valley to shop and lunch. Maybe you went to Jalan Gasing to meet a client and proceeded to the Thai Temple to ask for blessings!

      That Perotiga Asia is a tiny cute car and I think I might need to stick my head out of the windows. Now you made me realise that if that Perotiga Asia showed up, I might have over-sized problems to get inside. There are many new cars on the road with petite sporty looks that come with low roofs and gave me a nightmare while sitting inside friend's cars. One example is the 3 series Peogeota...!

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    3. if you have a regular taxi driver that you know, then of course i would recommend you to call that driver.. but then Anay always driving your beautiful Perosembilan Bebola, rarely you will need a taxi kot?? yeah, i was actually expecting something better than Perotiga Asia, but since i tapped that car and the driver called, then just take that la.. next time will choose other more "luxurious" car, hehehe :p

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    4. What a strange name of cars you just uttered! Anay has no idea what luxury sports car you mentioned. I drive a cheap corrupt invested car brand.
      Next time, you like a driver, ask for their personal tel number and call direct. He would be happy to service you without paying fees.
      That is what people are doing these days.


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    5. wah lau eh...when i read thambee create apps to update us when he got new post... rasa macam we all naik kepala pulak. Kasi betis nak peha..LOL

      now there seems to be a few "gang" fighting for cab business , right? The most agressive is the red cab gang. The rest like My Teksi, Grab a car and uber seems moderate.

      seems like the red cab too long monopoly the market liao. People are fed up with the cheating. the lies and empty promises. No wonder people are switching to other cab provider. And i read in the news that these red cab protested? and some even beat up and cause damage to the other cabs and cabbies. Dont know how true is the news la.

      Apa tidaknya...these red cab promises a lot...see at the foor and inside the cab say this cab not allow price haggling...yeh...true...cab drive say RM10 for 5 mins ride, customers not allowed to argue lo... after all the meter could be dancing a jingle there. Betul tak?

      No wonder people are turning to the green cab, grey cab and what not...


      Perotiga Asia...you cannot masuk meh? wei...kaldip can go in ..you cannot go in? nah.....

      yes kaldip also had regular teksi drive to the airportbut sometimes the driver have too much business or the cab rosak.

      haiz...kesian also la that fella. rented a cab to drive then cari makan not enough to pay the car rental. kaldip most of the time will give him extra from what he qouted.

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  5. Thanks for sharing UBER apps and service. Well, I may need to use it soon.

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    1. Sound like it is really convenient, efficient and good to use UBER than what we have before.

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    2. Nowadays, this type of apps and services are so convenient and good to use. It is just like Airbnb. I used it to book my room in Tokyo. I could communicate to the owner of the room so easily through the app.

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    3. I will use Taxi if I am out of my hometown, for eg. I will taxi when I am in KL. Next time, when I am in KL, I will sure call taxi via this Uber. I heard that from a friend in KL too before i read this post.

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    4. Perhaps, I should install and register in the apps so that I can benefit from your invitation code of RM20 free ticket. Thanks SK.

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    5. if would be a good alternative if you need a ride.. after this first experience, i will surely continue using Uber in the future :)

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  6. Huh? Got Perotiga Asia also? I thought Uber cars are usually higher end with at least Perolima MyWii or more commonly Taoyouta Biossss...

    Few years ago, if u 搭的, 12km already over RM20 lah. Now should be even more so. So for sure it is cheaper to take Uber...

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    1. i think they have different class of cars, i dunno what i tapped and out of a sudden the Perotiga Asia driver called, aiyah, so might as well lah, haha.. though i actually expected something better.. oh, really?? 12km already over RM20 few years ago?? so now can be over RM40 lah since everything 100% increase..

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  7. Frankly, I'm just glad this is not banned - giving the old guys a run for their money. I'm always for the underdog.. you can't tell? :O

    I wonder if this new competition/threat has any impact on the existing service - like do we see any improvement. Your guess is as good as mine, I suppose.

    Go Uber! I hear there's another outfit but its name escapes me at the moment. No wait, is it GrabCar? Hmm..

    Thanks for sharing your experience, SK. Good to know.

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    1. i certainly hope this competition/threat heavily impacts the existing services.. wait, i think that GrabCar was a rebranding of MyTeksi, i heard..

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  8. I read about Uber in Lina's post some time ago. You had a good experience, so I also want to download the apps. But takut lah nanti just like you, suddenly driver want to come pick me up hah..hah...

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    1. I don't use taxi that often, only once in a blue moon. But I have had frustrations with the regular cabs. Sometimes, I have to call them back to check only to be told that there is no taxi. Then I have to try another cab company. If lucky, can get, if not have to go to the road side and get one :(

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    2. i also seldom take taxi, but when we need a taxi, we are really in need indeed, hahaha!! so instead of getting lousy services, might as well try this Uber which received many positive reviews..

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  9. Until today I don't understand how this work coz I don't take public transport kan? That day I almost needed to take a cap and almost downloaded UBER app. Then miracle happened, I got a ride and all my plans of downloading apps are all gone. Maybe one day I will need this and that time I will use your code :D

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    1. i also agak-agak how this work after taking my first Uber ride.. at least i don't have to find small notes, and worry that the driver refuse to take my bigger notes or claimed he has no change for me.. everything is through credit card or paypal, very advanced one.. :p

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  10. Yes, my sons use UBER for many months now, ever since they stay in JB... and if they recommend anyone, they get a credit.. hahaha.. not sure how it works, but they always end up not paying much, I know.. very worth it.. lately I heard of cases that some got beaten up... hope it has now been resolved..

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    1. wow, so your sons are Uber regular customers!! so they must be very happy and probably won't resort to the existing taxi services?? errr, get them to bring you for a Uber ride one day, and you will know how it works :p

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    2. No wonder Thambee put his secret code here so that he gets rewarded with $$ for every customer he recommended. What happens if I used your code and disappeared when the taxi showed up? Will they deduct money and kanasai you instead??


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    3. wah now everyone know what type of phone anay uses leh...LOL....

      wah tu Uber like Groupon ah? recommend customers then get discount. not bad wor. Good also means free advertising for them.

      wont kanasai SK gua since he recommend only mah...not he who order the cab. Surely there are some verification or something gua.... see SK said got cab call him say coming in 10mins. Means the cab driver will call the fella who order cab using sk code la. If the fella cabut lari, maybe they even have a data system to blacklist that particular phone number kot.

      If not mistaken... the radius of the cab to the customers must be withing certain km...3-5km? so the cab drive will not lost too much time or petrol kot even if the client fly kite.

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  11. Congrats on your first UBER experience. Hehehe

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  12. I love using Uber. And my son loves it too... to be chauffeured in a Camry. (That's what we usually get). Hehehe

    Feel like so tai-tai one.

    Never had the experience of getting more swanky cars although a few of my friends did, and at no extra charge. So lucky!!!

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    1. wow, so Mak Glam is a regular, fuyoh.. so nice lah, like a tai-tai chauffeured in Camry!! hahaha, next time i also want to get better than Perotiga lah, hahaha!! :p

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    2. Walau Eh!!!! They even used Camry! Now that gives me an idea to show off sometimes and pretend to deliver stuffs to friends while being chauffered by these luxury vehicles!


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    3. wah lau eh....Uber uses camry ah? hmm..i wonder if during the time we order or call for uber, we can request the type of ride or not. After all...like Anay mentioned in earlier comment that he might not be comfortable in a pertigo asia cab leh. If go airport how to sumbat all the luggage in.

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  13. oh i never tried Uber yet but I am eager to...
    i just find it so interesting how these vehicles managed to embrace modern technology including those automated billing system.. i guess that makes them really more efficient that those typical taxis

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    1. oh yeah.. i was quite impressed with my very first Uber ride, it was a good experience and i will surely continue using in the future :)

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  14. Good to hear that you have a nice experience with the service. So far I have not tried it yet.

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    1. lucky i had the chance to try it and that it was a good one, hehe :p

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  15. I have heard of Uber before but have tried it before

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    1. *have not tried it before

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    2. i think public transport in SG is comprehensive and that normal taxi are giving good service, so you don't quite need Uber??

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    3. Latest news, a woman name her child Uber because her child was born inside a taxi

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    4. interesting news!! but happy that the baby was safely delivered.. :)

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  16. 講到咁好,我下次都要試吓。你提供嘅邀請碼我呢度用得嗎?

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    1. 唔知SG用唔用得.. 之不過SG公共交通方便, 的士服務又唔差, 其實都唔係好需要Uber啩.. 或者你回鄉時先會需要啦..

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  17. Wow...they can be that efficient huh. :/

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    1. yeah, shockingly impressive!! haha..

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  18. I should try this in Malacca one day as well. Ha :D

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    1. would be good to give it a try, at least for an experience :)

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  19. I used Uber on my previous Bangkok trip and this definitely save time haggling with the taxi and tuk tuk drivers~

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    1. ooh, you tried Uber in Bangkok!! seems like you are happy with the service?? i shall try that during my next trip too.. :)

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  20. I heard about Uber but I was reluctant to try it. I still prefer to be driven around in KL by my son.

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  21. This Uber thingy macam getting more popular... I have seen friends using it too!
    Too bad Taiping macam don't have ler... But even if got I don't think I need it anyway la, hehe, used to drive on my own, plus Taiping just small place no need taxi or public transportation.

    I hope this Uber thing can maintain the standard, you know la, many things in our Bolehland cannot maintain standard consistently one, only good in the beginning, then will drop liao.

    Very nice of you to share the invitation code! RM 20 can be quite useful liao.

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  22. I want to try Uber one day if I can la, maybe for my coming soon trip, hehe!! I can give a try, since now the public transport is even more expensive than the cab though.

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    1. So in the end I didn't get to try it, because it was a pack day, I almost late for the flight...too bad...

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  23. I never tried uber before but I heard from a lot of folks who experienced it before saying that the service was good and cheaper than conventional taxis. The driver are also more friendly compared to some taxi drivers who behaved like thugs when they talked and not so well mannered. Of course this is just a generalization only as not all taxi drivers are that bad as I have encountered friendly ones too. And so as uber drivers I believe.

    It's a good thing to have some alternatives to taxis as well as uber cabs are usually well maintained since this is also their own vehicles. I'm sure they afraid the passengers might dirtied their vehicles rather than the passengers afraid of dirty cabs ... Lol

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  24. Glad you have s great experience with uber taxis. Aiyo.. I guess as an IT guy , you must be doing some user acceptance test on that app which causes the uber cab to registered your booking and called you. Hahhaha.. Glad that you do need a cab at that moment else you will waste someone's time.

    After reading your post, it seems they are really efficient as well as there's a good IT infrastructure behind to manage the bookings, like processing your booking and payments.

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  25. That was just few days ago when I'm back from my overseas trip where two of tour companions decided to call uber mpv to send them home from the tour agent office. Being curious , I asked them how was the service and they said it was good and even cheaper than normal cabs. It seems very fast as I saw them make the booking and within 10mins, the mpvs arrived. It was clean and the driver also came out to carry their luggages into the car. They told me they always called uber instead of normal cabs.

    I always take cabs home in JB and sometimes there are always no cabs passing around my area and that can be frustrating and time consuming to call another can company again. Maybe j should try uber too.

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  26. Wah .. Didn't know they also reward their users who introduce new users to register for their service. Sure,I will do it later by keying in your registration no. That's an innovative way to encourage more users to them.

    Having commented all these, I still feel they must be some regulations on uber cabs like gps to track where they are and which vehicle a certain passenger is on at the particular time for safety reasons. I know even cabs don't have this service but it's good to introduce it.

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  27. efficient? efficiently collected your data, your credit card info, your whereabout, your office address, your contact.... It's the big data world now... gone liao your privacy.

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  28. i learned to use these types of apps in Philippines. My Philippines contact told me that i should use this kind of apps to call for taxi instead of getting one from the street which i don't know whether genuine or not, or whether will kidnap me or not. at least all these app registered taxi can be tracked

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  29. but, it's still too expensive for me to take taxi... i rather walk.... i once jog from taman tun to mid valley just to buy a book for my hubby... hahah...

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  30. i didn't know Uber is so famous ... i thought MyTaxi or grabtaxi is the tai gor

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  31. is there an expiry to your code?

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  32. go taman serangkai or go from taman serankai? or it's just some random pic?

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  33. i attended a talk by cybersecurity malaysia, and learned to observe all details in a photo.....

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  34. can you use the code yourself? you are so generous to share it with your readers.

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