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Torvalds suggests poison and sabotage for ARM SoC designers

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Re: He's right.

While his technical opinion might be valid, his comment was tasteless and out of order, so wiping out any moral high-ground he might have been trying for.

For someone of an esteemed background to lower himself to the gutter level, I find it disappointing and childish.

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We made the iPhones, now we want OUR 'UNPAID' WAGES – student Pegatron toilers

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Baah! Humbug!

From - Management

To - HR(Human Refuseniks), Security

Subject - Troublemaking student comrades...

Give them a free iPhone each from the seconds bin and then get security to kick the militants out of the building, ensuring that they 'accidentally trip on the stairs' on the way out. Several times.

Remember to creatively fill out the Health and Safety forms and show the limp wristed CLW fools around the theatre set again.

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Microsoft's VDI deals make Windows Server cheapest desktop OS

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I remember this....

I came across this a couple of years ago during a discussion with a chap from Microsoft. I recall there being a split opinion in Microsoft with how to deal with X-as-a-service cloud licensing.

On one side, you had the grown-ups in the server side who were more than happy to work in a multi-tenancy scenario, which is why Server licensing isn't (generally) a problem, and you can run server OS in this fashion.

The client side were taking this stubborn stance of licenses are part of the assigned tin, which in turn must be owned by the user (or user's business, by extension). As I recall, you have to be careful of Office licensing too for the same reason. A ridiculous, and in the long-term, an untenable position largely born out of trying (vainly) to maintain some semblance of control while selling as many licenses as possible. In other words - the end-user side just doesn't 'get it'.

It's either 'the fall of the Roman Empire' or death by a thousand cuts. Neither seem a good idea.

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Don't bother competing with ViPR, NetApp - it's not actually that relevant

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As opposed to trying to layer an Elastoplast layer to try and make EMC's product range look like a unified solution (like VNX)? Or perhaps the terrible SMB implementation on Isilon?

Sorry, but your ignorance betrays your lack of knowledge and experience of OnTap. It works, and works well because of its relatively simple architecture. Oh, and snapshots work fine (and not just for NetApp - ask Dell, HP, Amazon and others).

You argue single point of failure, I'd argue less to go wrong - and having been on the sharp end of both, believe me - at 2am, OnTap is easier to get up and running.

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South Carolina couple cop cuffing for shed shag

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Missing a trick...

The shop should charge hotel room rates (by the hour, of course...).

On a separate point, I bet it wasn't one of the cheaper sheds, otherwise they would have been lucky if the damn thing hadn't collapsed around them (in which case the guy's one-eyed bishop would've been truly exposed).

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Microsoft buys Nokia's mobile business

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Re: This will stir up the interest in BlackBerry as well, I bet...

No hardware manufacturer will buy RIM for the hardware when they're already making their own (and in most cases better). What everyone wants from RIM is the patent portfolio and to some extent software.

On this basis, while the odds have gone down, Microsoft are still probably in the running. I'd agree Lenovo are favourites though - it sounds like they lost Nokia, but are probably still in the market.

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Picture Ballmer in a big chair, stroking a cat....

"Well done, Elop. Mission accomplished."

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Nissan promises to sell self-driving cars by 2020

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Call me uneasy...

If we're moving towards a driverless era (which is a shame - I still enjoy driving), I'd imagine that we're going to go through a dangerous interim first.

We're talking about first/second generation commercialised technology sharing the road with somewhat more meat-derived drivers. Not only is the tech rather new (I'm sure it's been well tested, but....), but these robocars are sharing the road with some great fellow road users.

How about 18 year old Daz in his 10 year old Corsa with lowered suspension, a fart exhaust and a stereo worth more than the car? He's out wid 'is mates, innit? Showing how fast he can drive, darting in and out of traffic. Can our silicon miracle judge the way this guy is driving and keep out of his way?

Or then there's 80 year old Enid in her Fiesta. She's driven (to the shops) for fifty years and never had an accident. She forgets where the indicators are and sometimes stops a bit sharply when she panics as she nearly misses her turn or doesn't see the traffic until the last minute. She'd be the ideal buyer for robocar, but convincing her might be a challenge (she still uses cheques...).

I'm not opposed to self driving vehicles, but I don't think the short term is going to be straight forward and 100% safe.

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BILLION DOLLAR BALLMER: Microsoft chief makes $1bn simply by quitting

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Why do I keep humming....

Ding Dong the witch is dead.

He ain't gone yet.

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Microsoft to fund Blake's 7 return as Xbox Live exclusive

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Re: Nooooooo

Zen.exe has caused a General Protection Fault....

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Brits give thumbs-up to shale gas slurping in university-run poll

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Re: Energy Deception

Nice bit of xenophobia there. You might be interested in the Daily Mail....

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Big blue Avatar movie spawns THREE SEQUELS

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I was going to compare this to The Matrix...

But at least the first one was a decent film.

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Re: After watching the start ....

The only way you could improve Howard the Duck would be to include Jar Jar Binks.

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Buy a household 3D printer, it'll pay for itself in MONTHS!

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Spoon holder...

My wife has a spoon holder. A nasty cheap plastic affair. I know this as I melted one side of it by leaving the thing too near the hob. The smell of burning plastic ruined the glorious smell of fried bacon.....

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Been hacked? Don't dial 999: The plods are too dense, sniffs sec bigwig

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Modern policing...

"Historically, the police have always been a force that acts after a crime"

An accurate statement, noting the "historical" point. Modern policing seems to seldom act, even after a crime has taken place. In most cases where they do act, what happens is half-hearted lip-service or lacking competence.

Some of it is understandable - why bother taking a scumbag through the legal system of sharp lawyers (and the perps themselves) playing the system, only to be faced by soft-hearted liberal judges who (sometimes)hand out soft sentences in soft prisons, or nonsense 'suspended' sentences?

Catching international criminals? Don't make me laugh.

Catching international cyber-criminals? Not a chance.

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'First' 3D-printed rifle's barrel splits after single shot

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Re: El Reg security credibility?

VHS.

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Tablets? Check. Mobes? Check. What's next, Apple? Fondlable CARS

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The car.....

.... Now reduced to mobile phone accessory.

Oh dear.

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Pure boffinry: We peek inside Nokia's miracle cameraphone

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Re: If it's easy *anyone* can do it.

Oh dear. Droid conformist fanboy time.....

Innovation only happens when different things are tried. At the moment, as flawed as it might be, WinPho is a heck of a lot fresher than iOS or 'Droid and gives Nokia another differentiator against the Apple & Samsung corporate juggernauts.

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'Clippy' coup felled by Microsoft twitterati

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Re: Clippy for CEO!

If Clippy bought back a proper Windows 8 Start Menu, I'm sure he'd win a few friends...

Personally, I don't care.

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Sleek Nokia Lumia details EXPOSED ahead of Thursday's disrobing

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Re: Same old, same old...

I smell fandroid.

Running Android didn't make the HTC One a super success against the S3 or iPhone.

Most people don't buy operating systems, they buy phones by brand or features. A monster camera might do well, Nokia's brand isn't too shabby.

Questioning the lack of memory slot though.

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I'm 'pretty comfy' with PRISM + 'It's Google. What else do you expect'

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Re: The forcing down of the Bolivian ministers jet is especially concerning.

'That's probably not the best analogy'

Agreed. Not to mention (and no disrespect to El Presidente) Evo Morales isn't as attractive as Leia was...

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Re: The forcing down of the Bolivian ministers jet is especially concerning.

I keep getting this image in my mind from proper Star Wars - Leia's ship has been boarded by Darth Vader and Leia lays into the Dark Lord....

"This is a consular ship on a diplomatic mission...."

Austrian Storm troopers...?

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Report: Android malware up 614% as smartphone scams go industrial

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Re: So who paid Juniper for this "research"?

Really...

Ok, let's look at it this way - why would there be as much effort as there is putting up other (less than reputable) stores and so much malware. People want apps as cheap as possible and will Google around (oh the irony) to find them. Being the most prevalent platform, with high levels of fragmentation and a broadly open architecture does make you a target - it's not just old vulnerabilities that made Windows a target you know.

It's good old supply and demand - not a tricky concept, dear boy....

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Boffins create tabletop ANTIMATTER GUN

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Re: Talk about non stick ..

Does this mean Spock or Scotty could build a warp drive from a frying pan?

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Ex-inmate at Chinese prison: We made airline headsets

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Re: Tasers

While that would be efficient, they're probably outsourced to a prison in North Korea where the 'production staff' are plugged into continuous audio propaganda for re-education purposes - the headsets being an airline model acquired from some prison in China....

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Nokia Lumia 925: The best Windows Phone yet

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Re: Maybe, maybe not.

Eadon is too narrow minded to be anything like an 'alpha geek'. Not to mention a bit of an arrogant egotist thinking of himself in those terms.

Before long, he'll be talking in the third person and demanding folk worship him.

His comments were amusing, if innacurate, once. Now they're just tired and irrelevant.

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Julian Assange: Google's just an arm of US government

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Re: Die Julian... - SAYS NSA

Surely, Eadon, being a Google shill and an Assange apologist are now somewhat contradictory position? How will you sponsor react...?

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I told you I'd be back: Arnie set for another career revival

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Depends on the context....

...an aged, weary King Conan could be the best (or at least most plausible) role mentioned.

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Microsoft Office 365 on iPhone NOW: No, we're not making this up

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Re: MS porting Office to iPhone - how HUMILIATING. Don't mention the NSA!!!

Eadon's Anti-MS Jihad continues. This week he's a revisionist historian Apple fanboy.

The first iPhone lacked 3G and an App Store. All it had was a nice interface - well designed, but not the revolution Apple would have you believe.

Android was a wannabe iPhone clone on-the-cheap in the early days.

Eadon fail (again). Yawn.

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Of course

There are No Strings Attached.

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Nokia, Microsoft put on brave face as Lumia 925s parachute into Blighty

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Re: Another Month

Android life raft? Really? Keep dreaming. If Nokia became yet another generic Android handset to get trounced by Samsung, it would be the kiss of death.

They need a differentiator, not humdrum conformity, and WinPho gives them that.

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Who should play the next Doctor? Nominations needed!

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Arnold Schwarzenegger

"I'll be back" sounds fitting for a Time Lord.

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Doctor Who? 12th incarnation sought after Matt Smith quits

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Re: A black Doctor

Black female Doctor. Why don't we go with a disability and non-heterosexual too and get all the minorities covered off in one go?

Trying to do too many changes in one go might appease the Politically Correct brigade (so fits Auntie Beeb well, I suppose) but from a storyline perspective, sounds a bit contrived - change for changes sake is not always a good thing.

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Re: Pertwee

Tom Cruise - discards his sonic screwdriver in favour of his laser-bright cheesy grin. Blasting around space/time crowing "I feel the need - the need for speed". Scary.

(Troll icon as it too has a cheesy grin....)

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Kettle 'which looks like HITLER' brews up sturm in a teacup

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Re: But ...

I'd go with "Teatime for Hitler and Germany..." (Hangs head in shame at poor joke mis-treating The Producers...)

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Gigabyte's BRIX fall into place

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An observation...

I note on them fancy Daguerreotypes that the power button is on top of the device (referring to Brix in the singular sounds somehow wrong...). So if you wanted to stack this, perhaps with several Brix (plural - that's better), the button on top is not such a hot idea.

A couple of the i7 Brix (if priced well and good device driver support) pointed at an iSCSI target or NAS might make a nice test bed for clustering, virtualisation (with the Hypervisor of your choice...)...

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First 'adult' app for Google Glass planned 'within days'

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Re: Wife enhancer app v0.1

I'd buy that for a dollar!

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Microsoft caves to Google, pulls YouTube app from WinPhone Store

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Re: New Youtube app is optional at the moment.

"http://www.phones4u.co.uk/android/"

Android? Meh, can take it or leave it (a taste thing, plus I find Google even less ethical than MS). But my downvote is linking to Phones4u. Dear oh dear....

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Paul Allen buys lovingly restored vintage V-2 Nazi ballistic missile

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Re: Redirecting V1s

There are a few around the UK. The RAF museum at Cosford, the Imperial War Museum at Duxford and Eden Camp in Yorkshire spring to mind.

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Happy 23rd birthday, Windows 3.0

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Re: Windows 3.1/3.11 - you could zip into a file

Who needs fancy new fangled System Restore or Time Machine?

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"would have been better (for all) if it hadn't been born"

Not really. How many IT folk started on DOS/Windows and went on to bigger things? In its day, Windows 3.x was a neat little product that did what was needed - providing a user friendly, (almost) multitasking point-and-click layer on top of MS-DOS.

And in such a small footprint too (what went wrong here, Microsoft?).

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COLD FUSION is BACK with 'anomalous heat' claim

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Re: Copyright?

They won't be too concerned so long as they can have Keanu Reeves in the lead role of the biopic (after his convincing job in Chain Reaction).

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Re: No Brainer

"Isolate the prototype Mk1 E-Cat, give it a measured input feed, and measure the output. How long can it keep it up? If it can continue to produce 2KW of output for an input of 306W then he's proved his case."

I'd agree he's proved his case (if it works), though were I a state regulator I'd be a little concerned about the 'industrial secret' catalyst he's using. Just what unobtainium is he using? Is it rare/expensive/dangerous? If so, he may have proved cold fusion, but at what cost/risk.

It sounds nice, but is that the smell of Snake Oil in the air?

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EU boffins in plan for 'more nutritious' horsemeat ice cream

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Re: But it must be served at the table in tamper-proof containers...

Just bring the horse (or other meat-sack) to the table. If it's been tampered with (or molested in any way...I feel queasy...), it'll either be dead or not looking too healthy/amused.

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Microsoft reveals Xbox One, the console that can read your heartbeat

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Re: XBox One == Creepy Snooping Apparatus

Everyone's favourite Google fanboy comes out to play. Dear oh dear.

Now I love a conspiracy theory as much as the next man, but this is stretching it. Let's look with slightly more impartial eyes.

Well, Eadon is forever calling MS idiots, releasing stuff no-one wants, and now he insists that they're clever enough to pull a James Bond style conspiracy piece together. Really, he can't have it both ways. For a successful conspiracy, you need a small group of folk with a smattering of intelligence. Microsoft are not exactly small and the bigger the bureaucracy, the more unlikely a conspiracy is to succeed. Assuming that you're right that MS are releasing stuff that's rubbish/no-one wants, then how can they be smart enough to even think of such a clever ploy?

Google on the other hand fit the bill far better:

- Gather information and sell to the highest bidder = Check

- Proclaim 'do no evil' while sniffing data from a vast array of sources and using it for their own gain = Check

- Release devices (or at least an OS for the purpose - even smarter - let others build the devices!) that are designed to be always on and disseminate information = check

- Do all this while having a massively successful PR/Marketing approach that makes them look happy-clappy and fashionable (only Apple are better at this) = check

Google are a smart company that can get away with an awful lot. A better conspiracy candidate than tired old Balmer's boys.

And as for Trojan horse in your home - well, Google Glass goes far better than that. A spy device that goes everywhere and sees everything. Eadon, you're looking THE WRONG WAY!

But do I believe Google are really like that? No, not in a 'do evil' kind of way, and I don't believe Microsoft are either. Only a paranoid mind with a fanatical dislike of anything (whether good or bad) with a particular label on it would have such delusions.

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Jailed Romanian hacker repents, invents ATM security scheme

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Re: On the subject of ATMs

They also need them at pavement level in city centres - for those crawling (under the influence of copious quantities of alcoholic beverages) for a taxi and are in need of funds....

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Bing uncloaks Klingon translator

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"But I thought Klingon WAS Welsh?"

Nah, Welsh has less vowels.

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Re: WTF is Bing?

Eadon - Watch the remake of Hawaii Five-0. I don't know how much they're paying, but M$ are getting an awful lot of product placement for their money....

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NEW ITV Player app IS HERE ... for Samsung fandroids only. Ha ha

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Re: eh.

Agreed. Samsung should be careful - they might be accused of becoming the phone of choice for "Loose Women" and "I'm a celebrity..." viewers. Not good....

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Standard Model goes PEAR-SHAPED in CERN experiment

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Re: Matter/anti-matter

"Exotic matter. Lets build a stargate!"

But would it be pear shape....?

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