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Today, North Korea is allowing its hackers to operate as digital privateers in search of crypto plunder like bitcoin.
Once upon a time, this tactic took the form of kings and queens granting letters of marque that allowed privateers to roam the oceans and plunder booty from enemy merchant ships.
In 1586, the English privateer Sir Francis Drake besieged and captured the town, instructing his men to treat Frenchmen, Turks, and black Africans with respect.
And unlike the 288, the F40 did see competition, albeit only in the hands of privateers.
Privateers starter Bryan Warzek lasted 6.2 innings, recorded 4 strikeouts and allowed 6 hits.
The tiny town of Jean Lafitte, located on Bayou Barataria and named after the infamous privateer, has seen its population fall from more than 2,000 people in 2000.
The Privateers ended the night by honoring their seven seniors after the game with a plaque presentation and fireworks.
After the vessel was captured by a French privateer, it was seized under instructions from the U.S. president for violating a trade law barring commercial dealings between the U.S. and France (or its dependents).
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