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An Upside to A Computer Hacking

My computer got hacked today by someone from the Philippine Islands. I hope no one took it seriously. I don't think so. And there was an upbeat side to it. Got phone calls from: Canada, London, Vermont, Nevada, Texas, and more. It turned out to be a day of connecting with friends who care.
It also got me thinking about the Philippines. It just happens that I've been reading about King Philip II, who ruled and put his name on those Pacific islands. A blue-eyed fellow with a jutting Hapsburg chin (lots of inbreeding among royals) he was king of Spain, eventually Portugal, ruler of The Netherlands, and for a short time while married to Queen Mary, King of England. When Mary died he sent a letter of proposal to Elizabeth. She never answered. Maybe he was annoyed by that rejection, whatever, he sent a huge impressive fleet, an armada, to prepare for Spain's invasion of the island nation. Things didn't work out as he expected.
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