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Cable Revisited

March 26, 2015
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Cable RevisitedEvery vacation I get to experience cable tv. A history channel with everything but history, science fiction means people who believe they are ghost hunters, news that makes 1980s NY Post headlines look Pulitzer worthy, 10 mins of the same commercials you watched 20 mins ago, movies you would not watch even on...
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Complete Strategist

March 24, 2015
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Complete Strategist

Complete Strategist This was posted on Google+
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NintendoWorld

March 24, 2015
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NintendoWorld

NintendoWorldIn a perfect world +Adafruit Industries​ would have a storefront next door then I could get away with squeeingout in public.  This was posted on Google+
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How Not To Be Seen

March 23, 2015
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How Not To Be Seen

How Not To Be Seen We saw this today at MOMA. Spot on treatment of cyber/meat space intersection with a big helping of wit. Lots of lols mixed in this work. This is an exerpt, if anyone knows of a full version on the intertubes please post urlsauce. Dankes. Hito Teyerl Extracto de “How...
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"Dad, Why Is This Art?"

March 23, 2015
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"Dad, Why Is This Art?"

"Dad, Why Is This Art?"Wandering around the more abstract areas of MOMA the above question was asked by both my kids. My answer….go place something between the two pictures in question. Why did you choose that thing? What does it mean to you? What do you want others to get from it? Hey, you...
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March 22, 2015
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NSAPS

March 20, 2015
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NSAPS

NSAPS Security Kabuki actors and supporters are killing the goose that has been a rare source of golden eggs in an economy rapidly shedding income/employment vectors. Murica. Schneier on Security: Cisco Shipping Equipment to Fake Addresses to Foil NSA Interception Cisco Shipping Equipment to Fake Addresses to Foil NSA Interception. Last May, we learned...
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Soylent Suck(tm) Is MadeFrom People

March 20, 2015
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Soylent Suck(tm) Is MadeFrom People

Soylent Suck(tm) Is MadeFrom People The messy manglings of the human condition hits the core of the Arduino project. Maybe Notch was on the right track when he offered to settle a business dispute with a Quake deathmatch. However this kerfluffle turns out I hope it does the least amount of damage to the...
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Motion Pictures

March 20, 2015
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Motion Pictures

Motion PicturesHow Kurosawa used motion to tell a part of the story and a great example from the Avengers movie on how to miss the point.  Akira Kurosawa – Composing Movement Can movement tell a story? Sure, if you’re as gifted as Akira Kurosawa. More than any other filmma This was posted on...
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DIY Action Figures

March 20, 2015
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DIY Action Figures

DIY Action Figures …..and my house just erupted with screams of inventive joy. I get the feeling upcoming birthday requests will be for spools of filament. Autodesk Acquires 3D Figurine Design Tool Modio, Re-Launches as Tinkerplay – Make: When Wayne Losey left his job with a big corporate toy company, he had a dream...
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LulzTrip Part The Second

March 18, 2015
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LulzTrip Part The Second

LulzTrip Part The SecondThis time it was the younger one's turn at being taken on an educational feild trip. The folks at +LulzBot​​ are amazingly kid friendly. We got a great up close display of the new copper fill filament as well as a tour of the clone army and tech bay. Now back...
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Benny Noakes Memorial Streaming Service

March 18, 2015
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Benny Noakes Memorial Streaming Service

Benny Noakes Memorial Streaming Service "Christ, what an imagination I've got!" never made more sense. And yet, I am glued.  24/7 live streams of folks in the wilds of code work. Lets Plays…pshaw… I will see you Lets Plays and raise you a Coders Live Stream. And yet, I am glued. Could this be...
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RobustIRC — IRC without Netsplits

March 17, 2015
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RobustIRC — IRC without Netsplits

RobustIRC — IRC without Netsplits Ridding netsplits to a chan takeover….priceless. https://youtu.be/eTlVgrjoukQ RobustIRC — IRC without Netsplits Google Tech Talk February 9, 2015 (more info below) Presented by Michael Stapelberg ABSTRACT In this This was posted on Google+
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Never Alone…never

March 17, 2015
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Never Alone…never

Never Alone…never Why Are There Animals on My Face?! It’s true. You have tiny mites living all around your face. But who are they? And how did they get This was posted on Google+
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Cardboard Treadmill

March 17, 2015
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Cardboard Treadmill

Cardboard Treadmill From the mind that brought you the Cardboard Elliptical and other amazing cardboard wonders….. Extreme Cardboarding: Cardboard Treadmill Presenting the world’s first functional 100% cardboard treadmill! This was posted on Google+
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DIY Mechanical Turk

March 16, 2015
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DIY Mechanical Turk

DIY Mechanical Turk Lonely? Build Yourself a Chess Robot! This was posted on Google+
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Anti-Pi Day Rant

March 14, 2015
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Anti-Pi Day Rant

Anti-Pi Day Rant Making Pi day more than another St Patricks Day . Its a fun day and all… but as a wise man once said "There's a frood who really knows where his tau is." Anti-Pi Rant, 3/14/15 It’s “Super Pi Day.” OR IS IT? Last Year’s anti-pi rant: https://youtu.be/5iUh_CSjaSw?list=PL5F03A9D This was posted...
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My Other Case Is A TARDIS

March 14, 2015
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My Other Case Is A TARDIS

My Other Case Is A TARDIS Over the last couple of days many of the objects I see on Thingiverse offer yet another possibility for a Raspberry Pi case. This one needed hardly any modifications aside from a cable draw in the back. Big enough to hold the Rapi, battery, Adafruit boost/charger and several...
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CGP On Writing

March 12, 2015
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CGP On Writing

CGP On Writing Iteration Though people think my job is making YouTube videos, most of my working time is actually spent writing. When I think about how to work better or faster, it’s all about improving the writing process. I read a lot of books about writing because that’s where 90% of the benefits...
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Napier's Bones

March 10, 2015
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Napier's Bones

Napier's BonesOne of the vectors 3d printing opens up is building up from all that has come before. Having a set of bones handy gives us another way to answer math questions and learn something about process, design and production. These were done up on a Lulzbot Mini using neutral HIPS filament and a...
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A FACE FOR SLAPPING

March 10, 2015
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A FACE FOR SLAPPING

A FACE FOR SLAPPING German Lesson w/ Flula: http://youtu.be/Qknn3xv_oa8 A FACE FOR SLAPPING – German Lesson w/ Flula Some Faces Recquire Slapping. I Teach A Word For This! SUBSCRIBE IT TO FLULA! Click: http://bit.ly/G This was posted on Google+
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This Video Will Make You Angry

March 10, 2015
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This Video Will Make You Angry

This Video Will Make You Angry Thought germs and the dark side. http://youtu.be/rE3j_RHkqJc This Video Will Make You Angry Sneeze on FB: http://goo.gl/I1cVDg Sneeze on Twitter: http://goo.gl/zXczt9 Sneeze on Tumblr: http:// This was posted on Google+
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Lulzbot Road Trip

March 6, 2015
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Lulzbot Road Trip

Lulzbot Road TripToday Ben and I took a quick road trip to Aleph Objects, makers of our 3d printer. Rachel, our sales person, was amazing. We got a full tour, picked out new filaments right from the warehouse shelves, saw the army of lulzbots making new lulzbots, got a look at the showroom of...
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Chess Club Update

March 4, 2015
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Chess Club Update

Chess Club Update This was posted on Google+
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60

March 4, 2015
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60

60Retirement plan? I like Lux's idea. "Well, when I die don't you bury me at allJust nail my bones up on the wallBeneath these bones let these words be seenThis is the bloody gears of a boppin' machine" In my case just wire me up to RPi GPIOs and let the fun commence.  The Cramps...
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How Minecraft Generates Such HUGE Worlds | Game/Show | PBS Digital Studios: http://youtu.be/8Ex_eHJ29iQ…

March 4, 2015
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How Minecraft Generates Such HUGE Worlds | Game/Show | PBS Digital Studios: http://youtu.be/8Ex_eHJ29iQ…

How Minecraft Generates Such HUGE Worlds | Game/Show | PBS Digital Studios: http://youtu.be/8Ex_eHJ29iQ How Minecraft Generates Such HUGE Worlds | Game/Show | PBS Digital Studios Tweet at us! https://twitter.com/pbsgameshow Follow us on Facebook https://www.facebook.com/gameshow This was posted on Google+
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Snowballing

March 3, 2015
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Snowballing"…. so you can believe every single major American scientific society, or you can believe the Senator with the snowball" Climate Skeptic Senator Burned After Snowball Stunt Oklahoma Senator James Inhofe carried a snowball onto the Senate Floor to insinuate that climate change was not real, after which Rhode Island Senator Sheldon Whitehouse torched...
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Turnpikes and Tolls: What if all major roads were private?

March 2, 2015
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Turnpikes and Tolls: What if all major roads were private?

Turnpikes and Tolls: What if all major roads were private? http://tomscott.com – http://twitter.com/tomscott – The idea of a “public road network” is a relativ This was posted on Google+
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The South Sea Bubble

March 1, 2015
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The South Sea Bubble

The South Sea Bubble  "When Robert Harley steps in as England's new Chancellor of the Exchequer, he discovers that not only is the government deeply in debt, but no one knows quite how much debt it owes. Because vicious political infighting between the Tory and Whig politic parties made it difficult to pass new...
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RIP

February 27, 2015
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RIP

RIP Leonard Nimoy – The Ballad of Bilbo Baggins crazy This was posted on Google+
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How to Program a Quantum Computer (sort of)

February 24, 2015
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How to Program a Quantum Computer (sort of)

How to Program a Quantum Computer (sort of) This isn’t going to give you all the details of how to program a quantum computer: but it’ll at leas This was posted on Google+
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Little Professor (Dr Grime’s Toy Story) – Numberphile: http://youtu.be/9TAlEVDvXgw

February 21, 2015
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Little Professor (Dr Grime’s Toy Story) – Numberphile: http://youtu.be/9TAlEVDvXgw

Little Professor (Dr Grime's Toy Story) – Numberphile: http://youtu.be/9TAlEVDvXgw Little Professor (Dr Grime’s Toy Story) – Numberphile Dr James Grime on his beloved Little Professor. See Matt’s unboxing: http://youtu.be/ZbKYmfjMPVM Sig This was posted on Google+
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Crouton Salad

February 17, 2015
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Crouton Salad I have started mucking about with Crouton on an intel based chromebook. So far I am  impressed with how far it has gone in making the whole chroot  method  easy and  clean. Things work, and when they do not things get fixed. Minecraft Vanilla, aokSteam…having a few lib issuesAndroid Studio…next on my list.Security...
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The new View-Master officially turns Google Cardboard into a toy | Gigaom

February 14, 2015
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The new View-Master officially turns Google Cardboard into a toy | Gigaom

The new View-Master officially turns Google Cardboard into a toy | Gigaom This was posted on Google+
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Enjoy.

February 13, 2015
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Enjoy.

Enjoy. MP3 of David Tennant’s first appearance on Just A Minute This was posted on Google+
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The Amazing Heptadecagon (17-gon) – Numberphile: http://youtu.be/87uo2TPrsl8

February 13, 2015
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The Amazing Heptadecagon (17-gon) – Numberphile: http://youtu.be/87uo2TPrsl8

The Amazing Heptadecagon (17-gon) – Numberphile: http://youtu.be/87uo2TPrsl8 The Amazing Heptadecagon (17-gon) – Numberphile More on the math behind this: http://youtu.be/oYlB5lUGlbw Professor David Eisenbud – director of MSR This was posted on Google+
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Welcome To Valentines Day Cards

February 12, 2015
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Welcome To Valentines Day Cards

Welcome To Valentines Day Cards I love my kids. These are the cards they picked to print out for thier class shindigs.  We did cull one or two out, mostly though…All Hail The Glow Cloud.  Night Vale-entines are here! thelemonhive: “ ” This was posted on Google+
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Two Ninety Five

February 9, 2015
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Two Ninety Five

Two Ninety FiveDeals like this…. This was posted on Google+
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War Gaming for Security Cred

February 9, 2015
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War Gaming for Security Cred

War Gaming for Security Cred This was posted on Google+
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Bone Conducive FM Pen

February 9, 2015
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Bone Conducive FM Pen

Bone Conducive FM Pen Turning an Ordinary Pen into a Covert Radio Receiver This was posted on Google+
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All That Jazz

February 8, 2015
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All That Jazz

All That JazzNot in a long long time has a movie so captured a thought. Also, New York City, a slice of it at least, snatched up in bits. We are who we imagine we are. Don't fuck it up.  Birdman (film) – Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia Birdman or (The Unexpected Virtue of Ignorance)...
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The Secret Life Og Machines – The Series

February 7, 2015
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The Secret Life Og Machines – The Series

The Secret Life Og Machines – The Series Easier than my previous attempt some years back, and nicely done up as a playlist. The series works on  a few levels….technological and archaeological being just two. Enjoy.  The Secret Life Of Machines Complete Series – YouTube The Secret Life Of Machines Complete Series. by Hammerhead547;...
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The Germanicus Thing

February 7, 2015
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The Germanicus Thing

The Germanicus ThingAny podcast closely related to the Livia Did It meme gets a listen at my house.  The Germanicus Thing The story of Germanicus is one of the great Roman tragedies.  While the House of Octavian was consistently beset by scandals and misfortunes, the Germanicus affair represented a major turning point in both...
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The Secret Life Of Machines

February 7, 2015
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The Secret Life Of Machines

The Secret Life Of Machines This is not just drawings, it was an amazing tv series from earlier days. I leave it to the reader to find the various locations on the intertubes from which to view the wonder. Enjoy. The secret life of machines From Tim Hunkin, The Secret Life of Machines is...
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Hats off to They Might Be Giants for putting their catalog up on youtube . Double hats off for the new…

February 6, 2015
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Hats off to They Might Be Giants for putting their catalog up on youtube . Double hats off for the new…

Hats off to They Might Be Giants for putting their catalog up on youtube . Double hats off for the new Dial-A-Song project on the same channel. Likefavoriteandsubscribe etc etc.  They Might Be Giants – Lincoln (Full Album) Get the album direct from the band at http://bit.ly/1u0z8RP This was posted on Google+
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The Celestial Winter Seasons Palace of Tea

February 1, 2015
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The Celestial Winter Seasons Palace of TeaMaker fair done, Celestial Seasons facility for tea and tour. The mint room alone is worth the trip. This was posted on Google+
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Unplanned Maker Trip

January 31, 2015
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Unplanned Maker Trip

Unplanned Maker TripFound out today this was on…and so away we go for a short trip north. #boulderminimakerfair Boulder Mini Maker Faire – Maker Boulder Magical Maker Adventure – STEM Festival This was posted on Google+
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Bang The Drums

January 29, 2015
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Bang The Drums

Bang The Drums…and then there was this…" Russian lawmakers will consider a new statement that would condemn an event that happened 25 years ago – the reunification of Germany." Russia’s bizarre proposal to condemn West Germany’s 1989 ‘annexation’ of East Germany Another call back to Cold War history. This was posted on Google+
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Cold Brew Rig 2.0

January 28, 2015
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Cold Brew Rig 2.0 I love my cold brew rig but this…this looks so much easier both in set up and cleanup. First batch due in a day. This was posted on Google+
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How To Make A Laser Guided Blowgun

January 28, 2015
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How To Make A Laser Guided Blowgun

How To Make A Laser Guided Blowgun #thekingofrandom strikes again. How To Make A Laser Guided Blowgun How to make a surprisingly powerful laser assisted blowgun, for under $3. I’m giving away 3 blowguns This was posted on Google+
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