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1961  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: The team that designed the Wiimote... on: July 12, 2008, 12:49:36 PM

Quote from: Turtle on July 12, 2008, 05:46:25 AM

Those poor dogs.  They'll be neurotic by the end of summer.

Labs are born neurotic.   At least about fetching....
1962  Non-Gaming / Political / Religious Nonsense / Tony Snow, dead at 53 on: July 12, 2008, 12:48:20 PM
Rest in Peace Tony.
1963  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: See you all in 6-7 months!!! on: July 12, 2008, 01:15:23 AM
Stay safe over there Kato.   We miss you buddy....

1964  Non-Gaming / Political / Religious Nonsense / Re: All's quiet.... on: July 08, 2008, 11:19:47 AM

Quote from: Brendan on July 08, 2008, 05:50:57 AM

Quote from: msduncan on July 08, 2008, 04:12:21 AM

Some of you are asking us to prove that John McCain has been misrepresented by Obama as being Bush's third term.
I'm telling you that as a conservative, I don't trust John McCain to be anything like what he's representing himself as at the moment.   I believe he will be much like the John McCain he has been since we all knew him in the 90's.

It's fine of you to feel that way - suspicious, alienated, whatever.  However, McCain's stated policy positions, at least today, are exceedingly similar to those of President Bush.  That's what the Obama campaign is comparing - they can't predict whether or not he's being sincere.

I know what his stated policy positions are.   I just don't believe him.

*this doesn't mean I won't vote for him, unfortunately.     Middle is better than far left.
1965  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: PS3 in-game XMB updated! on: July 08, 2008, 04:29:01 AM
btw I was lucky enough to get a 60 gig back.   though I have no PS2 games and will not be play any.   

I'd have rather they sent me an 'upgrade' to be honest....
1966  Non-Gaming / Political / Religious Nonsense / Re: All's quiet.... on: July 08, 2008, 04:12:21 AM

Quote from: Autistic Angel on July 07, 2008, 07:08:29 PM

Quote from: cheeba on July 07, 2008, 03:22:54 PM

Quote from: Autistic Angel on July 07, 2008, 01:42:17 PM

It seems to me that this little debate could be settled awfully quickly if you guys simply started listing all the major policy positions where John McCain differs from George W. Bush.  I wonder why you haven't.
Because you are completely and totally wrong.

Prove it.

msduncan accused the Obama campaign of "misrepresenting" John McCain's platform as being nothing but Bush's third term.  Brendan responded by posting a link to a long list of policy positions which McCain has flip-flopped on, each cross-referenced with their source, and each bringing him into lock-step with Bush.  Since then, you and brettmcd have complained, attacked Brendan, and stated again and again that he's obviously wrong...but 24-hours later, you still haven't offered even one bit of dissenting evidence.

This leaves you with three options:

1) Prove it, which I don't think you can,

2) Apologize and admit you're way, way out of line, or

3) Brag some more about how two seconds in Google would, like, totally prove you right, wait for a good opportunity to quietly duck out of the thread, and pretend that making bold and confident assertions is somehow a good substitute for simple facts.

I can't wait to see which one you guys pick.

-Autistic Angel

Ah ok well I think I've found the disconnect.

Some of you are asking us to prove that John McCain has been misrepresented by Obama as being Bush's third term.
I'm telling you that as a conservative, I don't trust John McCain to be anything like what he's representing himself as at the moment.   I believe he will be much like the John McCain he has been since we all knew him in the 90's.

The difference here is that liberals step to the middle in this country during a campaign.    Moderate Republicans step toward the right.     It's generally been this way (see HW Bush).     So you are asking us to prove something that we don't have any real evidence of other than John McCain's traditional disagreements and pissing off of righties like myself.   I'm telling you that I don't really like the guy because I know based on history what he's going to be like when he gets in there.   And I believe that is Obama lite.
1967  Non-Gaming / Political / Religious Nonsense / Re: All's quiet.... on: July 08, 2008, 04:06:22 AM
Holy smokes.   I don't know where to begin to comment -- and it's only been since this morning when I last looked at this thread.

That plus I've had like 3 glasses of wine...so I <3 everyone right now and am in no condition to post....
1968  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Are LCDs an endangered species? on: July 08, 2008, 03:09:16 AM
That makes it final....

Time to drag the scientists out into the street to face firing squads.

I can do without my SUV, but you can have my LCD when you pry it from my cold dead eyes.
1969  Non-Gaming / Political / Religious Nonsense / Re: Fourth of July Reflections on: July 07, 2008, 03:31:47 AM

Quote from: IceBear on July 07, 2008, 03:04:52 AM

Push some more buttons why don't you

It was a good attempt at pushing buttons, but everyone knows that real football is played in Alabama:

1970  Non-Gaming / Political / Religious Nonsense / Re: All's quiet.... on: July 07, 2008, 02:33:01 AM

Quote from: brettmcd on July 07, 2008, 02:02:25 AM

Quote from: Sarkus on July 06, 2008, 07:18:27 PM

Quote from: msduncan on July 06, 2008, 02:07:12 PM

That much is true.    How old is Kennedy?   He seems to be the swing at the moment.

He's 71.

While I prefer a somewhat conservative court, it's not an issue for me this time around.  While McCain would presumably (you never know, though, as justices sometimes turn out different than what you think you are getting) guarantee a very conservative court for years to come, I don't think you should assume that Obama would appoint super liberal justices.  And, as I noted above, even if he does, it's unlikely to shift the balance.



I am still amazed that people think McCain is somehow automatically going to nominate these ultra conservative judges, when he himself is not all that conservative.   Then to question if an ultra liberal person like Obama is going to nominate liberal judges....   boggles the mind.


Agreed.   But remember that though McCain is certainly NOT conservative by any stretch of the imagination -- the Obama campaign has made it a talking point to try to paint McCain as Bush's 3rd term.    It's good campaigning, but it's nonsense.
1971  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: PS3 in-game XMB updated! on: July 06, 2008, 11:14:28 PM

Quote from: Eduardo X on July 06, 2008, 05:22:15 AM

Quote from: msduncan on July 06, 2008, 03:27:01 AM

Quote from: depward on July 05, 2008, 09:15:45 PM

My PS3 wouldn't power on anymore; I would power it on, it would be green for one second, then go to yellow then a blinky red light.  No picture whatsoever.  That's why I couldn't transfer over any saves or anything.

Suckage.   That blows.

On a related note, I bought a UPS to safeguard my PS3 and TV.    After two HDMI failures on PS3s, and lightbulbs around my house constantly blowing out.... I decided I must have wierd power instability going on and went ahead and forked out some money.
Did you at least have it on a power strip before? You're making me worried about mine....

Yes I did.   However, I did not have the cable run through the strip so that might be the source of the surges. 

I now have everything run through the UPS... cable and all.
1972  Non-Gaming / Political / Religious Nonsense / Re: Fourth of July Reflections on: July 06, 2008, 07:33:00 PM
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Outside of hardcore porn, is there any art form as static as a Fourth of July fireworks display? Once you’ve seen one, you’ve seen them all, yet year after year, like stoned zombies staring at screensavers, we tilt our heads to the sky and watch amateurs and professionals alike stage the pyrotechnical equivalents of gang bangs.

Anyone that believes this statement needs to see 'Wishes' at Walt Disney World.

Wishes
1973  Non-Gaming / Political / Religious Nonsense / Re: Fourth of July Reflections on: July 06, 2008, 07:15:44 PM

Quote from: Razgon on July 06, 2008, 06:15:41 PM

My apologies if my post was offensive to anyone, was in a bad mood due to some rather unpleasant headaches when I wrote what I wrote...

I concede that US has done some remarkable things, or at least been in the forefront from many things, and yes, the democrazy I referred to was from ancient times...

Anyways - grats on the document, and the belief in the greatness of your country - I just think there's more to it than "we're great, you'r not" which was unfortunately how I read the original post. And that was what got me a bit...offensive.

Anyways, I Have beer, and is mostly naked now..except for my wooden shoes that is... does that excuse me?

Hmm...   well if you don't mind I'm going to picture one of your really hot blonde women naked, with beer, in nothing but wooden shoes.  smile
1974  Non-Gaming / Political / Religious Nonsense / Re: Fourth of July Reflections on: July 06, 2008, 05:34:57 PM

Quote from: CSL on July 06, 2008, 04:20:49 PM

Quote from: cheeba on July 06, 2008, 03:50:51 PM

Quote from: Razgon on July 06, 2008, 12:16:59 PM

I guess that a mostly US based forum is the wrong place to question these things though...to bad, really...
Question anything you want. But if you did so with some actual arguments other than, "nuh uh" it'd be cool. I'd enjoy a good debate here.

And holy crap, CSL, don't you have a spellchecker?

Do you know how drunk I was that night.

That's what she said....  ninja

Edit to add:   and my 1000th post here is a 'that's what she said'.   Tongue
1975  Non-Gaming / Political / Religious Nonsense / Re: Fourth of July Reflections on: July 06, 2008, 03:40:57 PM

Quote from: Moliere on July 06, 2008, 03:12:03 PM

Quote from: hepcat on July 06, 2008, 02:28:07 PM

i personally prefer to see Off Topic remain full of goofy, fun posts and personal stories of car trouble, health issues and sexual dysfunction. 

Can you recommend an HDTV for me?

52 inch Sharp Aquos.     Abes of Maine is where I found the best deal.   Amazing set!
1976  Non-Gaming / Political / Religious Nonsense / Re: All's quiet.... on: July 06, 2008, 02:07:12 PM

Quote from: Sarkus on July 06, 2008, 04:18:26 AM

Quote from: msduncan on July 06, 2008, 03:30:17 AM

Quote from: Ironrod on July 05, 2008, 08:42:54 PM

Maybe I was on to something in my last post. Or maybe just on something. Anyway...Americans' Unhappy Birthday: Too Much Wrong Right Now doesn't exactly blame George Bush, but same general idea.

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Happy birthday, America? This year, we're not so sure.

The nation's psyche is battered and bruised, the sense of pessimism palpable. Young or old, Republican or Democrat, economically stable or struggling, Americans are questioning where they are and where they are going. And they wonder who or what might ride to their rescue.

These are more than mere gripes, but rather an expression of fears - concerns reflected not only in the many recent polls that show consumer confidence plummeting, personal happiness waning and more folks worrying that the country is headed in the wrong direction, but also in conversations happening all across the land.

Damn Obama for being so far left.    I adore his patriotic and hopeful speeches.   He is Reagan in that respect --

But there is no way I can vote for him based on his ideological foundation and the risk of the type of justices he'd put on the Supreme Court.    You know... like the 4 that very nearly ended our 2nd Amendment protections.


Which conservative justices are you worried he'll be replacing?  The oldest justices and the ones most likely to be replaced in the next four years are Stevens and Ginsburg, with the rest being 72 or younger.  Stevens and Ginsburg are both considered on the liberal side of the court.  Barring something unexpected, the next president won't be shifting the balance of the court.

 

That much is true.    How old is Kennedy?   He seems to be the swing at the moment.
1977  Non-Gaming / Political / Religious Nonsense / Re: Fourth of July Reflections on: July 06, 2008, 01:51:33 PM
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sure you have that right, as I have the right to call arrogance extreme, when I see it. And I dont believe my country is the "best", I believe in people, not countries - unless you'r a hivemind, there's no such thing as a unified and equal country whose people are all the same and supergreat people.

I believe in our great foundation -- the Constitution.    I believe in the principles upon which it was constructed.      I believe it has allowed our country to propell us and the world into the modern era you see around you.    Before the United States, the world was mired in monarchy.

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I'm from Denmark, and we dont wear wooden shoes.
The shot taken at windmills and wooden shoes was wrong, but I think done in jest.     Denmark is a great country with great people.

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And no, you people didnt establish the foundations of modern democracy - sorry to bust your bubble there.

Uh... yes we did.    Before the United States stood up our Democratic Republic, it has been antiquity since someone had tried Democracy.    Unless you consider antiquity as being the modern....

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And I'm not really being sensitive, I call things as I see them - isnt that what this forum is all about? Congrats on the document though, its a nice document, would be equally nice of people lived up to it, right?

"what makes America great has never been its perfection but the belief that it can be made better. I came to understand that our revolution was waged for the sake of that belief - that we could be governed by laws, not men; that we could be equal in the eyes of those laws; that we could be free to say what we want and assemble with whomever we want and worship as we please; that we could have the right to pursue our individual dreams but the obligation to help our fellow citizens pursue theirs."

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I can actually make a grand document as well, doesnt make me a better person though..

actions, not words, are what counts in my world.

Let's see...   The automobile.  The assembly line.   The phone.   The harnessing of electricity.   The airplane.   The air conditioner.   Atomic energy.  Manned exploration of the moon.   Scientific exploration of the outer solar system.   The television.   Movies.  And the internet you are enjoying right now.     America propelled the world into two different ages in 200 years...first the Industrial, and now the Information.

All made possible by the freedom to innovate, own, invent, communicate, and invest in ideas.   All made possible by that 'grand document'.

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edit: and hey, the mere fact that you think my country's only contribution to the world, especially compared to the greatness of the US are "windmills and woodens shoes" kinda proves my point.

I guess that a mostly US based forum is the wrong place to question these things though...to bad, really...

You point can't be proven by merely a grumpy ATB responding to a slight against America on her birthday.

Perhaps your 'indoctrination', as you call it, neglects to teach what the world was like when this document was written?
1978  Non-Gaming / Political / Religious Nonsense / Re: All's quiet.... on: July 06, 2008, 03:30:17 AM

Quote from: Ironrod on July 05, 2008, 08:42:54 PM

Maybe I was on to something in my last post. Or maybe just on something. Anyway...Americans' Unhappy Birthday: Too Much Wrong Right Now doesn't exactly blame George Bush, but same general idea.

Quote
Happy birthday, America? This year, we're not so sure.

The nation's psyche is battered and bruised, the sense of pessimism palpable. Young or old, Republican or Democrat, economically stable or struggling, Americans are questioning where they are and where they are going. And they wonder who or what might ride to their rescue.

These are more than mere gripes, but rather an expression of fears - concerns reflected not only in the many recent polls that show consumer confidence plummeting, personal happiness waning and more folks worrying that the country is headed in the wrong direction, but also in conversations happening all across the land.

Damn Obama for being so far left.    I adore his patriotic and hopeful speeches.   He is Reagan in that respect --

But there is no way I can vote for him based on his ideological foundation and the risk of the type of justices he'd put on the Supreme Court.    You know... like the 4 that very nearly ended our 2nd Amendment protections.
1979  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: PS3 in-game XMB updated! on: July 06, 2008, 03:27:01 AM

Quote from: depward on July 05, 2008, 09:15:45 PM

My PS3 wouldn't power on anymore; I would power it on, it would be green for one second, then go to yellow then a blinky red light.  No picture whatsoever.  That's why I couldn't transfer over any saves or anything.

Suckage.   That blows.

On a related note, I bought a UPS to safeguard my PS3 and TV.    After two HDMI failures on PS3s, and lightbulbs around my house constantly blowing out.... I decided I must have wierd power instability going on and went ahead and forked out some money.
1980  Non-Gaming / Political / Religious Nonsense / Re: Fourth of July Reflections on: July 06, 2008, 02:43:03 AM

Quote from: Brendan on July 06, 2008, 02:36:24 AM

So, it's not you?

I'm anti-jingoism.  There's a lot of things we've done right, and there's a lot of things we've done wrong.  It is equally important to acknowledge the wrong things so that we can strive to fix them and live up to the promise (and premise) of our constitution.

I'll requote:
I believe those who attack America's flaws without acknowledging the singular greatness of our ideals, and their proven capacity to inspire a better world, do not truly understand America.
1981  Non-Gaming / Political / Religious Nonsense / Re: Fourth of July Reflections on: July 06, 2008, 02:31:48 AM

Quote from: Brendan on July 06, 2008, 02:21:35 AM

Quote from: msduncan on July 06, 2008, 12:04:45 AM

Quote from: Laner on July 05, 2008, 04:01:35 PM

Quiet Drazzil - we'll have none of this pro-America talk here.

+1

Gaming boards are as anti-patriotic as they get.

Uh huh.  Is it video games that make us so anti-patriotic?

Is this you?

I didn't say unpatriotic.   I said anti-patriotic.   Big difference.
1982  Non-Gaming / Political / Religious Nonsense / Re: Fourth of July Reflections on: July 06, 2008, 12:54:46 AM

Quote from: Razgon on July 05, 2008, 12:49:29 PM

As a non-american, to me the OP's statements contains astounding levels of national elitism and self-centeredness (and I'm trying so hard to refrain from using words that I'll regret) I've not seen since Armageddon...

I actually didnt believe the arrogance that some movies portray regarding US being a "Beacon of light" to the rest of the world existed...until now...

While its good to have pride in ones nation, please, take a look around you first, before claiming you can pwn us all with your shining light.

thanks



With all due respect -- everyone has the right to believe that their stuff is the best.     I believe the car I'm getting is the best.    I believe my dog is the greatest.    I certainly tell people I'm married to the best woman in the world, and that my children are the best kids anyone could get.

It's no different with country, and hell fing yes I'm arrogant when it comes to America.    You shouldn't take offense to that at all.    You should go out there and say your country is the best, and I'll give you the big thumbs up.....    thumbsup
1983  Non-Gaming / Political / Religious Nonsense / Re: Fourth of July Reflections on: July 06, 2008, 12:04:45 AM

Quote from: Laner on July 05, 2008, 04:01:35 PM

Quiet Drazzil - we'll have none of this pro-America talk here.

+1

Gaming boards are as anti-patriotic as they get.


***I believe those who attack America's flaws without acknowledging the singular greatness of our ideals, and their proven capacity to inspire a better world, do not truly understand America.

Of course, precisely because America isn't perfect, precisely because our ideals constantly demand more from us, patriotism can never be defined as loyalty to any particular leader or government or policy. As Mark Twain, that greatest of American satirists and proud son of Missouri, once wrote, "Patriotism is supporting your country all the time, and your government when it deserves it."
1984  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: PS3 in-game XMB updated! on: July 05, 2008, 08:46:53 PM

Quote from: depward on July 05, 2008, 07:25:35 PM

At least you have a PS3 that is able to get an update.  Mine is in its box, over in Texas, hopefully not getting outright swapped so I can keep my save games..   crybaby

I backed mine up using the XBM option before I sent it off.
1985  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: PS3 in-game XMB updated! on: July 05, 2008, 06:43:43 PM

Quote from: semiconscious on July 05, 2008, 06:22:34 PM

Quote from: msduncan on July 04, 2008, 02:02:07 AM

When will we get our 2.4 update back?    crybaby

Quote from: msduncan on July 05, 2008, 04:10:37 PM

So when do we get our update back?  frown

um, we'll let you know when we find out? (in the meantime, you might wanna direct further inquiries here)...



Have we gotten it back yet?   crybaby
1986  Non-Gaming / Political / Religious Nonsense / Re: All's quiet.... on: July 05, 2008, 04:27:12 PM
I've actually always enjoyed the fireworks here in Alabama.

They are legal, and there are tons of places to buy them.    The main reason I enjoy them (and this is going to sound cheesy) is because when you go out your front door at about 9 pm on the 4th.... you can close your eyes and hear literally thousands of distant thuds, booms, pops, etc..... and for just a moment you can imagine that it must have sounded something like that to people listening to battles a couple miles away from where the Colonials and the Redcoats were clashing a couple centuries ago.
1987  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: PS3 in-game XMB updated! on: July 05, 2008, 04:10:37 PM
So when do we get our update back?  frown
1988  Non-Gaming / Political / Religious Nonsense / Re: All's quiet.... on: July 04, 2008, 03:02:45 PM
btw -- Happy Independence day everyone!   Happy Birthday America!

For the first time in her adult life Michele Obama is proud.   

/ducks and runs
1989  Non-Gaming / Political / Religious Nonsense / All's quiet.... on: July 04, 2008, 01:15:49 PM
/sticks head in

/looks around

Hmmm.... this forum hasn't had a post in over 24 hours?
1990  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: PS3 in-game XMB updated! on: July 04, 2008, 12:56:11 PM
I get so exhausted by the console pissing match.

Xbox360 ----  a major screw up in that their orginal design is a freakin piece of crap and get's its longevity butt kicked by the voyager probe assembled in the 70's.

PS3 -- original online and interface design a screwup.   HDMI ports sporadically failing a screwup.    Sony's arrogance of sitting on their laurels while being passed in innovation also a screwup

Wii -- woeful online component major major screwup.   complete utter lack of the ability to mass produce these things major screwup.

I have all three.    This isn't the 'next gen'.     Hopefully NEXT Generation will have fewer of these screwups and be more streamlined.
1991  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: PS3 in-game XMB updated! on: July 04, 2008, 02:02:07 AM
When will we get our 2.4 update back?    crybaby

We've been waiting on it for so long...they release it....F it up...and then pull it.
1992  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Thinking about my first shotgun on: July 03, 2008, 11:45:44 PM
My favorite shotgun, and one that my entire family (and my wife's side) uses routinely for protection, hunting, target shooting, etc....

Is a 12 gauge Belgium made Browning A-5.    The beauty of this firearm is second to none...and the recoil operation is satisfying and like engineering art.      At 100 steps, the pattern is amazingly tight.



Still readily had at gun shows.    Every hunting club we've joined the younger crowd has turned their nose up at this firearm thinking their new Benelli shotguns would shoot circles around them.      Every single time they have been stunned when the Browning shoots circles around their Winchesters and expensive new Benellis.

1993  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: PS3 in-game XMB updated! on: July 03, 2008, 11:22:25 AM

I wish they would patch GTAIV with trophies.   And Metal Gear.
1994  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: My kitty is dying [Update: He's gone :( ] on: July 02, 2008, 01:00:09 AM
So sorry to hear of your loss.   frown
1995  Non-Gaming / Political / Religious Nonsense / Re: District of Columbia v. Heller -- Decision tomorrow on: July 02, 2008, 12:21:09 AM

Quote from: Brendan on July 01, 2008, 09:01:40 PM

Quote from: McBa1n on July 01, 2008, 08:54:50 PM

I am very certain the crime rate in DC will go down with the 2nd amendment being defended.

Well, let's revisit this post in five years then.

Gamingtrend won't be around in five years... sheesh....

JUST KIDDING!   I fully hope and expect it will be.
1996  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: PS3 in-game XMB updated! on: July 02, 2008, 12:19:23 AM
Get thee behind me Satan.

(all of you Trophy haters)

I like them, and now I have them.    Up yours.    slywink
1997  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: The Great Console Catastrophe of 2008 on: July 01, 2008, 09:39:25 PM
PS3 HDMI works.   I restored backup -- works.

Xbox360 is now operational.    No RROD so far.     Will test extensively tonight.
1998  Non-Gaming / Political / Religious Nonsense / Re: gay marriage = CA fires on: July 01, 2008, 08:03:32 PM
I wonder what that wild bannana tastes like?
1999  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: The Great Console Catastrophe of 2008 on: July 01, 2008, 07:55:46 PM
And also -- I made a backup of my system to a portable hard drive .   I should be able to just restore it onto the PS3 and get all my stuff back.
2000  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: The Great Console Catastrophe of 2008 on: July 01, 2008, 06:32:00 PM

Sony:   Replaced unit
Microsoft:  Same unit


I'm going to hook them up in a few minutes and I'll report on if they are fixed or not.
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