* Posts by adnim

1539 posts • joined 11 Apr 2007

Enjoying the Spring? Microsoft has 13 ways to fix that

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Re: What's

Netflix? ;-) Don't use that either

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Joke

What's

Silverlight?

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HAHAHA! Go on, HOST YOUR NEWS on FACEBOOK, FOOLS!

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Re: "better experience"

New improved version/recipe/flavour.

Better/improved experience.

More desirable content.

All these claims are usually true.... As far as the provider is concerned.

They are not so much clueless fuckmuppets as half truth telling, uncaring profiteers.

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Theresa May: Right, THIS time we're getting the Snoopers' Charter in

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Re: If you've nothing to hide, you've nothing to fear.

I have nothing to fear...

Providing I always agree with and support those doing the snooping.

As long as I do not show dissent.

As long as I always acquiesce no matter what legal injustices are done.

As long as I capitulate.

As long as I don't complain

As long as I make no stand for the oppressed and down trodden in the face of state accepted legislature.... I have nothing to fear.

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Apple MacBook 2015: Twelve inches of slim and shiny fanboi joy

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Still lovin....

My NP400X4C....It has a 250Gb Samsung Evo 840 now though. The silly 128Gb Sandisk is making a 2Gb, 8 year old Conroe laptop running Mint seem modern.

I work on a laptop, I watch HD content on an HD screen.

Regarding the Magsafe.. Now that was clever.

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Too much Appley WRISTJOBBERY could be BAD for your HealthKit

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Meh

When should I stop caring?

"Users of Apple's healthcare data app platform - intended to allow developers access to healthcare info collected via its wristy watch gizmo - could be left wide open to security exploits"

No problem here then... I am an empathetic human but my empathy has its bounds..... tough shit!

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Snowden scandal latest: NSA, GCHQ lingo-spies replaced by unstoppable RHINEHART robots

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Re: "The primary purpose of the software is to pick out keywords in recorded conversations"

"But don't real people use code words instead of 'bomb', 'president', 'roadside', 'cell', 'payment' etc?"

Or steg pgp encrypted text into the picture of a kitty and post it on Facebook, Pinterest at al.

It would be an interesting exercise to actually do this to see what happens. One might find out if the NSA/GCHQ spend time and resource running kitty pics through statistical analysis. I would imagine that for known suspects they would run every media file sent/posted to the web through steg detection tools.

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Holmes

Yup

Can't see Cameron being prime minister again, I expect he will bomb this time and votes for the Tories may tank. Still I would like to take a shot at Mr Cameron's job

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VOTERS! This Election: Vote #Smart, Vote #Digital

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Stop

People who do not want

to be politicians and/or MP's are the only true personalties suitable for the task.

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Microsoft discontinues Media Center with Windows 10

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I use this

DVB Viewer

link will open in a new window

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New Windows 10 will STAGGER to its feet, says Microsoft OS veep

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Staged release?

they used to call it patching

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Wordpress munching contagion turns Linux servers into spam bots

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@ Jim 59

And more often than not it is poorly coded plug ins that are the infection vector, not Wordpress itself.

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What is Apple's idiot tax on Watch these days? 'About $265 or 80%'

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Meh

The true value

of the Apple watch like most Apple products is in the price, imho this is the only value of the Apple watch.

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Fed-up Colorado man takes 9mm PISTOL to vexing Dell PC

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@ Dazed Re: Come on guys

To be honest Dazed I have been building computers since the early nineties and 9 times out of ten it has been the software. Hardware does fail but that is so, so easy to diagnose. Software making it look like the hardware is faulty is something else entirely. But I agree I have wanted to kill hardware because that is what presents the results of faulty software to my perceptions and as such usually takes the brunt of my anger.

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@David Re: Can't help thinking...

Thank you David, I am out of touch with business/corporate IT hardware matters these days.... HP? I remember getting very angry at Compaq Armada laptops in the late 90's, that was before HP bought Compaq out though... You just brought back memories nightmares ;-)

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Can't help thinking...

It came installed with Windows and the hardware worked fine.

I was responsible for 250 Dell PC's on site, 2 had hardware issues (both mother board failures in Optiplex boxes) in 5 years and Dell responded promptly... This was 15-10 years ago, can't comment on the hardware quality nor Dell response now. Do Dell suck these days?

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'Truth in advertising laws apply to you too, mobile app sellers'

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Truths

There is the truth, then there is the unspoken truth, then there is the half truth and then there is the unspoken half truth. There is the unknown truth, then there is the unspoken unknown truth, there is the unknown half truth and then there is the unknown unspoken half truth...

I guess what I am trying to say is there is very little to no honesty where selling product is concerned.

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Dwarf planet Ceres has TEN bright spots, astroboffins say

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First predicted by Zappa

Ceres of tiny lites.

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Facebook does fling COOKIES around, but privacy is assured

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Re: That explains...

This what you looking for?

http://www.ex-parrot.com/~pete/upside-down-ternet.html

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Daniel Radcliffe to feature in GTA biopic flick. Well, it's work at least

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@Destroy All Monsters

"All the politicians are playing it!"

Yeah but that's in real life

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This will crack you up: US drug squad's phone call megaslurp dates back to 1990s

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Meh

yup

cos people gettin off their face and falling asleep has always been a threat to life, limb and society. And as much as I wouldn't like someone to die or loose a limb cos dey taking drugs, it is because most addicts wanna kill to get them that death/crime cos of said drugs happens to happen. If peeps wanna kill themselves with drugs let them. Make drugs available to everyone for a nice price and use the proceeds to support the families of those dumb enough to kill themselves with them.

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A MILLION Chrome users' data was sent to ONE dodgy IP address

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Unfortunately

most people are not going to run their internet connection through Wireshark or Snort and log/parse the resulting data. I expect everything I run to want to send data to the software provider and yet I don't do this. I would also have to be an accomplished cryptographer to be sure I understood what was being sent much of the time.

There was a time when I had a Honeywall between my LAN and the Internet, the logs made interesting reading, not so much the outgoing but the incoming connections. I expect the outgoing logs would be far more interesting now.

A web browser has to access the Internet a local application doesn't, therefore I have a software firewall that detects egress and I just block every application that seeks to connect to the Internet.

With a web browser it cannot determine a plugin from the parent application, although it does list the IP addresses an allowed application connects to.

It is tedious doing lookups on these addresses though. It might be time to look at Honeywall Roo again and build on what is already there. Would the average consumer care though if presented with a warning telling them that their privates are being exposed? They might just think the benefit of the free application is worth the cost.

Commercial entities are legion for they are many. If you cant read the source code it cannot be trusted to connect to the Internet. It really is that simple.

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The Internet of Stuff is a gigantic ultra-perv robbery network – study

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My fridge

places an order with local supermarket if I run out of milk and my smart door lets in the delivery man droid in to place the milk in said fridge. My smart car lets my smart TV know that I am going to be late home due to traffic conditions so it can record that which I would normally watch and my TV tells my smart beer cooler to wait a while before starting its task to save electricity. The beer cooler notifies the smart cat feeder to feed the cat. The feeder of course chatted with the smart food cupboard to check that there was indeed cat food after first checking with the fridge that there wasn't any left over chicken or fish for the cat.

My smart phone automatically sends a request to a greeting card company, a florist, a chocolatier or toy company dependant on which celebratory anniversary it is. It also intercepts the thank you messages and replies to the recipient that they are welcome and I love them, just in case I remain unaware of the action and embarrass myself by saying was it your birthday/anniversary/ etc.

My smart clothes make their own way to my smart washing machine, just after my smart utility cupboard as informed said washing machine that it has ordered detergent and indeed the detergent has been delivered by the same droid that delivered the milk.... My smart cupboard is smart enough to check with my other smart devices before placing an order.

As for me I never have to worry or think about anything any more. I have so much more free time to search for the latest labour/thought saving device. Perhaps there is an app for that?

IoT what's not to like?

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Microsoft's Project Spartan browser is HERE (unless you build apps or run VMs, that is)

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we have a ton of work left to do with Spartan so expect to see some bugs and rough edges in this first preview. the final release.. Sorry just had too, legacy memories if not legacy standards.

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Get off Facebook if you value your privacy, EU commish tells court

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Re: Meh - Who uses their real name etc on forums anyway?

Those that want to be noticed and recognised for the wonderful people that they are and the awesome contribution that they make to the Internet. And those who still think it is possible to be anonymous on the Internet..

All I can say is keeping track of several dozen nyms and email addresses is tedious. I have a static IP address, if I wanna be naughty I have to Tor or I2P or use a MAC address altered device at a public access point with an email account I created over Tor/I2P providing I hide my face from the cameras or wear a mask.

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Does your broadband feel faster? Akamai says it went up 20 per cent*

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NNTP over https

seems to be getting slower. Web pages are instant and download speeds have been pretty much consistent. BBC HD streams just fine. Perhaps Akamai are just promoting their services and El Reg fell for it.... Of course broadband speeds are slowly improving.... or does one expect technology advances to make Internet access slower?

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Cops cuff Colorado girl for allegedly poisoning mum after iPhone ban

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@Kain Re: It is Ma that needs help here

Psychopaths are not born, they are created. Every new born is a blank and slate any genetic tendency can be overwritten by nurture. A brain continues to develop outside of the womb and that development can be directed. What you are basically saying is that a value system is not taught. I disagree, children are initially programmed, conditioned, indoctrinated and instilled with values by parents. Eventually peer pressure has a strong influence. By the age of 12 a value system should have been set up by the parents.

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Hello? Police? Yes, I'm a car and my idiot driver's crashed me

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As long as

it detects the reason of accident.... determines only the driver was involved and was pissed or on the phone at the time. And then remains silent for several hours before phoning an undertaker I am all for it.

Joke alert because all life is sacred ;-)

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CSC's ServiceMesh named as source of bank exec bribe

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:-)

many years of experience of CSC... Some decent and talented peeps work there, until they develop an ethical conscience or get made redundant... No I am honest and I am sincere as are the peeps I reefer too... Never met a CSC share holder or decision maker though.

I would dumpster dive before I worked for CSC

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Watching porn makes men BETTER in bed, say trick-cyclists

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@Warm Re: would that be

Working on it

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would that be

the porn where the actors appear to make love, all tender gentle mutual like?

Or the porn where the man viciously fucks a woman whom appears to to be suffering in pain more than receiving pleasure?

Maybe it's the porn where the woman beats the man and tramples his testicles? Or the porn in which the man spanks the woman?

Or could it simply be that the more one masturbates the longer one learns to last?

Might the results also be skewed, know many men that are happy to admit that they cannot get a stiffie?

More aroused at home than under a magnifying glass in a lab... who would of thought?

There are a lot of question marks I obviously need an education.

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Rezzed: Indie gaming shows off its finest

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Stalker

Lost Alpha.... Hours of fun for die hard Stalker fans... for Free!! or click the donate button.

http://www.dezowave.com/

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Bride legs it from wedding after groom proves unable to add up

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Never

let love get in the way of business

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Microsoft RE-BORKS Windows 7 patch after reboot loop horror

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FAIL

Oops!

The page you are looking for may have a new location, or is no longer available.

http://support2.microsoft.com/en/kb/3033929

"Check for updates but let me choose whether to download and install them."

Is the sensible way to configure windows update.

Is in my list and is now unticked, thanks for the heads up Reg

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Android SDK nonce flaw lets hackers fiddle with your Dropbox privates

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Re: Dont use third parties

yes

Not so much scrabbling as trying to do too many things my tiny mind could cope with at once.

Just like those that promise.... the thing you pay for and just don't get.

The fact remains broken English aside I think I am right. Or does it please you to put your privates in the hands of someone you don't even know let alone trust? The consumer has no clue I really thought readers of The Register would. Perhaps I was down voted by pedants or cloud service providers

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Re: Dont use third parties

yes

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Dont use third parties

Those with a clue don't need too. One can own and control the server one syncs/dumps/stores data on (just don't use an off the shelf NAS or ISP owned cheapo router).

Consumers have no choice and consumers are most likely to not have understanding of what any of this means... Oooo that's easy I don't have to think. Here ya go take care of my privates.

And guess what, those that are making money from selling broken systems don't really give a shit providing the lawyers draft a EULA that admonishes them of responsibility

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Should online pirates get the same sentences as offline ones?

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If

copyright holders were not such greedy bastards and they were struggling to feed their children they would have my sympathy... And support

We really need a "Fuck u" icon

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Diablo fingered in offensive ASCII art trial doc shock

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Re: What's your other hobby ?

Jimmy is that you?

Why are you ignoring all my stalk mails.

As for the article... being self employed and in a business of one employee, all my emails have a disclaimer that the content... "might not be the view of the company" etc. I am thinking of adding I might be angry/pissed when sending this so take any disparaging remarks as tongue in cheek and ask again when I am sober.

The devil is not always in the detail... Sometimes it is in the interpretation

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Life, the interview and everything: A chat with Douglas Adams

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I used to

sneak out of work and sit in my workmates Hillman, along with my work mate Harry F to listen to Hitchikers on the radio. Fond memories. Going back into work a little high wasn't always a good thing though. If you read this Harry I thank you.

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Speaking in Tech: A Kardashian wearing the Apple Watch? Now that's success

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Meh

What's a Kardashian

Were they in Star trek or Stargate or summat similar?

Something as vacuous as intergalactic space should not seen as an authority on er.... well anything.

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Dark matter surveys turn up new satellites … orbiting the Milky Way

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As I understand things

The Higgs field cannot be massless because the Higgs has mass, therefore the whole Universe even the quantum vacuum has a mass associated with the Higgs field.

The Higgs boson interacts with matter to give mass to other particles.

The Higgs boson is an excitation in the Higgs field producing a mass of approx 126GeV

Every particle with mass interacts with a Higgs boson of mass 126GeV

So add 126GeV to the mass of every particle in the Universe (most of them are in and around galaxies)

Does this not account for Dark matter, or at least some of the extra mass we cannot detect?

Just a though I am a hobbyist with interest not a particle physicist or cosmologist with a PhD

Need an "I am just guessing here" icon

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Ad bidding network caught slinging ransomware

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Meh

F**kAdblock

seems to require Javascript.

I block Javascript by default and if an unknown site requires Javascript to function I look elsewhere for the information I require. If I find a huge list of scripts from umpteen different domains are required to access site content I never visit that site again.

I did enable Javascript for http://sitexw.fr/fuckadblock/ out of interest and was informed that Adblock was not active, so I enabled session cookies (although in the source code, cookies are not referenced) and my Adblock was still not detected. <shrug>

I really don't care because if ever an advertising network finds a way around adblock, they will certainly find a way into my hosts file.

My Amiga got infected once... that taught me to move the write tab on my floppies, I had do disinfect dozens. It was a lesson well learned and got me into studying viruses. I have never had a virus on a production PC I have owned and my first PC was an Epson PCe. (I have purposely infected many in the course of research)

Of course I could have been and could still be riddled with many undetectable ones all fighting for dominance... I just don't know I am not that smart.

If in doubt run suspect code in a VM using Sysinternals wonderful tools. I guess I am preaching to the wise. It is the average user that needs to learn this, not IT professionals that read an IT news site.

I wanted to use a smiley face but that makes me feel I am trying to be smug and I am not, I am just constantly vigilant, so I Meh in the advertisers and malvertisers general direction.

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Can't pay $349 for an Apple Watch? Get a Chinese knockoff for less than $50

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Mmmm

I wouldn't have one, someone might think it was the genuine article

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Quantum computers have failed. So now for the science

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Re: quantum vacuum is a superfluid,

Aether that or another name.

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Marlinspike brings end-to-end crypto texts to iOS

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Big Brother

So...

how long before using this becomes illegal and Moxie is arrested for aiding terrorists?

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Re: ????????

I don't do Apple

does this help?

https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/signal-private-messenger/id874139669?mt=8#

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Microsoft man: Internet Explorer had to go because it's garbage

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<!--[if IE 6]>

"Fixing long standing interoperability bugs with other modern browsers could actually break sites who have coded to the IE-specific behavior,"

That will be every website that has been coded to render the same across all the major browsers then.

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MP resigns as security committee chair amid 'cash-for-access' claims

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@The Crow from below

I like that quote. Have an up vote

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Firefox 36 swats bugs, adds HTTP2 and gets certifiably serious

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Re: Have they stopped

I want my status bar at the bottom back.

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