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  1. strollin

    What Antivirus And Malware Do You Use?

    I just use the built-in Windows Defender for AV. I scan with Malwarebytes about every 6 months or so and all it ever finds is a few tracking cookies.
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    Happiness is...

    I lived in a houseboat for a while and started seeing the girl next door. Eventually, we drifted apart. My boyfriend tried to make me have sex on the hood of his Honda Civic. I refused. If I’m going to have sex, it is going to be on my own Accord. A man tried to sell me a coffin today. I told...
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    What are you listening to/watching now?

    I was an avid fan of Longmire for the first few seasons but then I lost interest. So far during the pandemic I binge watched all 8 seasons of a show from the '70s called "Barney Miller" as well as all 5 seasons of another '70s show called "The Streetes of San Franisco". I recently started...
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    The Food & Drink Thread

    Such a ruff life Trotter! However, I don't envy you having to travel around and come in contact with other people in these times.
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    Happiness is...

    And a few more!
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    Happiness is...

    A few laughs for Saturday:
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    Been around awhile, but here's my intro...

    I'm an old, retired guy that worked in the tech industry for nearly 50 years. After I got out of the army where I repaired telecommunications equipment, I went to work as a technician in the Silicon Valley, California. After 10 years of doing that (along the way I earned an AA degree in...
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    Post your rigs here.

    My rig is in my profile if anyone is interested. I gave up wanting to live on the bleeding edge years ago. My system does everything I need it to do so I'm plenty happy with it.
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    Random Chit Chat

    Don't know about the rest of you but the whole time during this pandemic, I didn't personally know anyone who had contracted covid-19. That changed on Tuesday when I learned that a good friend of mine tested positive for the virus. He apparently has a mild case though as he doesn't require...
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    The Food & Drink Thread

    I never use any of their sauces, always order all the meat naked and eat it that way. When I make stuff with my pellet grill/smoker, I never use sauce either. Salt & pepper is all I ever use for seasoning.
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    Happiness is...

    A few funny signs...
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    The Food & Drink Thread

    Before we moved to our present home, we were within spitting distance of a Famous Dave's and used to go there regularly. Good stuff. When I used to travel for work, I visited lots of BBQ joints around the US with the company picking up the tab. Miss that since I retired.
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    Random Chit Chat

    Last I checked, Opera still worked on older Windows versions. I'm with you Cel, I've had very few issues with Win 10.
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    Potentially the longest thread in history...

    Huh? Back in Feb of this year, I sold my '05 Silverado to a dealer for $17K. If I had taken the time to sell it to a private party, I could have gotten $19-20K for it.
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    Official Windows 10 Thread

    I didn't read this whole thread but read enough to see that many people here are bashing MS and Windows 10. I worked in software development for 30 years (retired now) and I think that MS does a fantastic job. It's a very daunting task to develop an OS that runs on so many different...
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    If you could do a build with any of your favorite tech youtubers, which one would it be?

    I don't follow any tech youtubers, I'm fine building on my own.
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    Random Chit Chat

    I started using Hotmail as my provider back in 1998 or so and have stayed with it even though it's now called outlook. I have a gmail account too but never use it, only go in there once in awhile to clean out all of the spam. I prefer Thunderbird as my email client.
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    Potentially the longest thread in history...

    I haven't personally priced any new cars since the pandemic but I would have thought there would be some good deals to be had right now. Aren't car dealers hurting and willing to make a deal?
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    Potentially the longest thread in history...

    It's an alternate way of saying, "Do you reckon?"
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    Potentially the longest thread in history...

    We could keep both threads. One for chit chat and the other for chat chit. Most likely one of them will wither and die while the other languishes. Let the strongest survive!
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    The Food & Drink Thread

    Been to those Brazilian steakhouses a few times myself. The thing is, you can stay as long as you want. When you want to take a break and just sit and talk, flip the card over to red. When you feel like eating some more, flip it back to green.
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    Random Chit Chat

    Cel - Don't you have any friends/neighbors that would install rails for you in exchange for a 6-pack?
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    Happiness is...

    Here's a few for today:
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    Random Chit Chat

    Sorry to hear Cel. Sounds like you are definitely going thru some trying times. Do your best to keep your spirits up, just remember that any day on this side of the grass is better than the alternative.
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    Random Chit Chat

    It's about time Cel! Glad to hear you are still kicking. Fingers crossed that the sample comes back as benign. Meanwhile, take it easy and keep your hands off the nurses. On second thought, if you're still able to catch one, go for it.
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    Happiness is...

    A few for today:
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    Random Chit Chat

    Techist has about as many daily postings as this site.
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    Happiness is...

    I like the 3D printer one because I just ordered a new 3D printer today. Hope it does more than print triple Ds!
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    Random Chit Chat

    Cel's last activity on this board is shown as 7-16-2020. I believe he is 68 (1 year older than me). Hope all is OK with him. Maybe we should all exchange our real addresses and/or phone numbers in private messages so we would be able to contact each other in situations like this.
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    Random Chit Chat

    I never use browse mode in a car stereo. I put my .mp3 files on a USB stick with no folders or anything. I insert the stick in the unit and set it to play all and random. That way I don't ever need to mess with the stereo while I'm driving. If someone else is in the car, they can mess with...
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    Is my HP laptop dead?

    Have you tried opening it up and cleaning out the fan ducting and vents? I have seen laptops get clogged up with lint and dust to the point where there was virtually no airflow getting to the cpu to keep it from overheating. If it has been operating at high temps for awhile, the thermal grease...
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    Happiness is...

    Friday funnies:
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    Random Chit Chat

    There's not much a Dr can do for a pinched nerve except send you to physical therapy. When I had a pinched nerve in my upper right arm, I went to physical therapy and the therapist told me that the nerve would repair itself and that my arm would recover starting closest to where the pinch was...
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    Random Chit Chat

    Damn Cel, take care of yourself. Hope you're feeling better.
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    Happiness is...

    Tewsday funnies: Dan & Cel: Do you think that drain plug was torqued a little tight?
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    Hi

    These are the drivers I found on the Lenovo website for the Thinkpad T42: https://support.lenovo.com/us/en/search?query=thinkpad%20t42&SearchType=Customer%20search&searchLocation=Masthead You need the chipset, wifi and ethernet drivers
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    Hi

    It would help if you posted the model of your thinkpad.
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    Hi

    When you installed XP, did you also install the wifi and ethernet drivers? If you go to the support website for your thinkpad, are there XP drivers available there?
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    Random Chit Chat

    Too low a t-Stat might keep the engine from reaching normal operating temp when freezing cold outside. I doubt it gets cold enough where you live to make any difference. You could run fine with no t-Stat. Might take a little longer for your engine to reach normal operating temperature.
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    Random Chit Chat

    Cel and Dan - What do you think of Lt Gov Dan Patrick's remarks that he doesn't need Fauci's advice on how to combat the virus? Especially in light of the Texas soaring number of new cases.
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    Happiness is...

    Some for Humpday:
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    Random Chit Chat

    I have several laptops (as well as multiple desktops) and don't have problems with them. My main laptop I've had for 8 years, it's a Toshiba with a 3rd gen i7 cpu and 12GB of RAM. It still runs strong. The only thing I've ever done to it was replace the original 1TB hdd with a 500GB ssd. It...
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    Random Chit Chat

    We live in a railroad town as well. The Union Pacific Railroad originally had their headquarters here. There's a large switchyard that makes it a pain in the keester to get from one side of town to the other since you have to go around that yard.
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    Random Chit Chat

    In some cases, yes.
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    Happiness is...

    Monday funnies:
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    Random Chit Chat

    The virus doesn't favor any race over any other but African Americans have been harder hit than other races because they are less likely to be able to social distance due to crowded living conditions as well as not able to afford proper medical care and stuff like that. Preexisting conditions...
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    Random Chit Chat

    Masks are very effective when everyone wears them. While the mask doesn't do a lot to keep the virus OUT, it is pretty effective at keeping the virus IN by trapping the tiny droplets we humans expel when we talk, cough, sneeze, etc... Masks keep people that are infected from spreading the...
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    Happiness is...

    The line above regarding the $200 sneakers reminded me of a guy I worked with around 30 years ago. The guys father was an executive for the Coca Cola company and put his son through all 4 years of college. The kid never had a job until after he graduated. I had worked full time during the...
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    Random Chit Chat

    You guys hunker down and stay safe!
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    Random Chit Chat

    Where the Hell do you live, Dan, that you feel the need to lock and load?
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    Bluetooth Ear Buds

    Can't suggest any that meet all of your criteria, seems that you are looking for premium buds for a non-premium price. I recently bought a pair of Sony WF-1000XM3 buds for $200 which I like very much but they don't meet all of your criteria. Best of luck in your search.
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    Question windows 10 Blurred and stuck on the login screen (fuzzy blurry)

    Your story reminded me of when I was a telecommunications repairman in the army. We used to get calls and have to travel to remote communication sites in order to fix issues they were having. When we got back, we had to log the trip and provide the reason for the failure. By far, the bulk of...
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    Random Chit Chat

    I hear you Cel. About 7 years ago, I woke up one morning and found that I could not lift my right arm. I tried to schedule an appt with my Dr that day but it was her day off so scheduled it for the next day. When I went to see her she started yelling at me that I should have gone to the ER...
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    Happiness is...

    Some for Tuesday:
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    Question windows 10 Blurred and stuck on the login screen (fuzzy blurry)

    When I worked as a tech, we always said that a 5lb hammer adjustment was all it needed!
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    Random Chit Chat

    Our Netgear modem/router died today. No amount of rebooting and such could bring our connection back up. Both of my sons work from home so we had to run out and buy a new one so we all could get back on-line. Working OK now:
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    Happiness is...

    Just a couple today:
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    Happiness is...

    Happy Father's Day to all of the dads out there!
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    Random Chit Chat

    Our 2500 Suburban had the 4L80E tranny while the 2005 Silverado 2500HD had the Allison 1000 tranny, both were heavy duty and bullet proof. The Silverado came from the factory with a tranny temp gauge and I added one to the Suburban. Neither ever showed elevated tranny temps regardless of the...
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    Random Chit Chat

    I'm not against owning a Ford, it's just that Ford vehicles are so damn ugly. Ford's designers just aren't as good as other car manufacturers, IMO.
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    Random Chit Chat

    Is that a Chevy 1500 Dan? I'll bet your 30ft trailer exceeds the tow rating of that truck. You mentioned a lot of things you did to upgrade the engine and the cooling system but what about the drivetrain, suspension and brakes? I had a 30ft trailer that weighed in at 10,000lbs loaded. I...
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    Happiness is...

    Thursday funnies:
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    Happiness is...

    Tewsday funnies:
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    Random Chit Chat

    Got a couple of projects completed this past weekend with the help of my 2 sons. Replaced the ceiling fan in one of the bedrooms that the motor had died in and hung a clothes closet rod in the laundry room. The replacement ceiling fan just arrived a few days ago but the parts for the clothes...
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    Random Chit Chat

    Sorry to hear you are giving up those hobbies Dan, hope you have some others to replace them with. I am also pretty shaky these days and have difficulty with small pieces so I know exactly what you're talking about. It sucks getting old, don't it?
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    Happiness is...

    Saturday funnies:
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    Random Chit Chat

    My Colt is way cooler! This is the only gun I own. I've never fired it and don't have any plans to. It's a reproduction, not a true antique. 1860 Colt Army .44 Caliber
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    Happiness is...

    Thursday funnies:
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    Random Chit Chat

    I encounter people on forums and such every day that don't realize that masks are warn to protect other people from the wearer and not to protect the person wearing the mask!
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    Random Chit Chat

    That's the problem Cel, not everyone is doing that.
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    Random Chit Chat

    According to Google, Saudi Arabia has had 108,571 cases with 783 deaths. Even though my state, California, is reopening, my family is still staying in, not socializing, and wear a mask when we go to the grocery store. Nothing has changed as far as the virus is concerned. It's still out there...
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    Happiness is...

    Tuesday funnies:
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    Random Chit Chat

    Good luck!
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    Happiness is...

    Just a few today:
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    Random Chit Chat

    Glad you got some relief, hope you feel much better when you recover from those holes in your neck.
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    Happiness is...

    Friday funnies:
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    Random Chit Chat

    I setup mining on a video card I had about 5-6 years ago. I don't remember what card it was but know that it certainly wasn't a top end card and wasn't designed with mining in mind. The mining software installed and ran OK but I figured it would probably take way too long to get a single coin...
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    Random Chit Chat

    Not really. What I'm talking about is progression, not planned obsolescence so your point wasn't made. Planned obsolescence is what car makers do where they produce a new "model" of a car every year with mostly cosmetic changes. It could also be that a product is developed with an...
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    Random Chit Chat

    8-tracks were replaced with cassettes, not because of forced obsolescence but cassettes were superior in many ways. 8-tracks were a mechanical nightmare, lower audio quality, more expensive to produce, harder to self-record, bulkier to store, etc... CDs replaced cassettes for many of the same...
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    Happiness is...

    A few for today:
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    Random Chit Chat

    Backward compatibility often comes with a price. At some point it becomes necessary to drop support for outdated technology in order to move forward. Often times people who don't know the details blame Microsoft when, in reality, it's because the company doesn't want to update the...
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    Happiness is...

    Sunday funnies:
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    Trouble sourcing HDD (Vintage)

    Yes, I am saying that up until Win NT, DOS was the underlying OS or kernel for all versions of Windows. I give up. You win. You can say Win 95 and Win 98 were operating systems and I won't question it.
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    handwritten table convert into excel table

    You might be able to use OCR software but it will not convert with 100% accuracy. Probably more like 90% or so. Results would need to be verified.
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    Happiness is...

    Here's my contribution today:
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    Happiness is...

    Love the Velociraptor one! Great analogy to what is currently happening.
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    Trouble sourcing HDD (Vintage)

    Ok, if you say so Cel. I'm not only a techie since the 8088 but also have been a developer since then.
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    Question windows 10 Blurred and stuck on the login screen (fuzzy blurry)

    Microsoft released update from 1909 to 2004 yesterday. I have seen some complaints of RealTek Bluetooth drivers having issues.
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    Trouble sourcing HDD (Vintage)

    All Windows versions up thru Windows ME ran as an application running on top of DOS. The subject came up in this thread because the OP was having trouble installing an HDD and knowing which version of DOS was underneath would allow one to determine if the limitation was a DOS limitation or not...
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    Trouble sourcing HDD (Vintage)

    Celery - Windows 95 isn't and never was an OS. Like Windows 98, it is a graphical shell that runs on top DOS. Windows NT was Microsoft's first graphical OS. It was pre-dated by both the Mac OS from Apple as well as IBM's OS/2.
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    2nd coming...

    I take exception to what Celery said. I happen to know everything about nothing as well as nothing about everything!
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    Random Chit Chat

    Don't quit your day job Cel! :-)
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    Happiness is...

    Today's funnies:
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    Trouble sourcing HDD (Vintage)

    Windows 98 is a shell that runs on top of DOS. DOS is the actual OS. Windows NT was the first Windows OS.
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    Trouble sourcing HDD (Vintage)

    What version of DOS is being used with Windows 98? Open a command prompt and enter the command ver.
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    Random Chit Chat

    I saw a picture on Reddit with a hailstone that size from Texas. It busted thru the roof and ceiling of the house!
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    Happiness is...

    Thermometer one got a chuckle out of me! My contribution for today:
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    Used Win 7 PC buying advice?

    I installed Windows 10 just the other day and didn't use an online account. The option to use a local account has never been completely obvious but it's there.
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    Happiness is...

    Some for Thursday:
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