Stilgherrian (@stilgherrian)

Wentworth Falls NSW AU

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November 19th, 2014

Links to a very large number of free books on programming. github.com/vhf/free-progr…

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@dfg77 Oh FFS. I meant the Abbott one.

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I guess this is a good day to rebleat my “Enjoy your Ubergasm, but don’t expect respect in the morning” from April. zdnet.com/enjoy-your-ube…

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S7U If Abbott is the fist, Turnbull is the lube. Bend over and smile, Australia!

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Remember, as I said the other day, UBER is an anagram of TURD.

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alvarombedoya 5/ …and they retain your geolocation data AFTER you close your account. twitter.com/7im/status/534… h/t @timdickinson @pwnallthethings

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alvarombedoya 4/ And the kicker: @Uber tracks its users’ one night stands. blog.uber.com/ridesofglory. “Rides of Glory.” pic.twitter.com/Wf3ukqBVUS

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alvarombedoya 3/ They look up journalists’ travel logs - and threaten to use them to discredit people. pic.twitter.com/uVvgLi3PIF

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@shiftkey @bradsprigg @5at5daily It could well be coming in through an ad network.

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5at5daily WARNING! The link to Abbot’s speech in today’s 5at5 email could be dangerous. Maybe don’t click for now. HT @shiftkey pic.twitter.com/xLBfbjW3t5

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alvarombedoya 2/ They display their users’ precise whereabouts in private parties - like a party trick. forbes.com/sites/kashmirh… cc @kashhill

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alvarombedoya 1/ @Uber: After several years of working on location privacy, I can’t think of a firm that treats location data in a more cavalier manner.

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cambuntu Another shot of the over the North of Sydney this morning. #737 ..instagram.com/p/vkwb07St1O/EX

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@scott_thewspot No, nothing new. A straightforward explainer.

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goldkorn View from my Beijing office right now, staring straight at the sun pic.twitter.com/Wi0sbHFTiJ

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New blog post: “Talking Netflix for Australia on ABC @891adelaide”, 8 mins audio from earlier. stilgherrian.com/conversations/…

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You should read the Wikipedia article about Bill the Goat. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bill_the_…

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The latest @lexiconvalley podcast is about the phrase “Get One’s Goat”. Moist. slate.com/articles/podca…

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Hey @dobes, this is the month’s best retweet so far… pic.twitter.com/EHMAuEVi0u

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srochfort Nice look Sydney Trains. pic.twitter.com/bseJP6vbFA

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Pollytics Newman’s new Brisbane canal system. RT @monkeytypist: Oh. RT @uhfemergency: pic.twitter.com/QxHmgHDZHn

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@CaseyBriggs @ALeighMP @triplej Oh now you want to being actual arithmetic into this? Yeah good luck with that.

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@NewtonMark @OaaSvc Sigh. I’ll have to try it again soon and see if I’m still blocked.

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@TristanRayner Oh dear. I knew that. And I even told myself beforehand not to say “Game of Thrones”.

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@NewtonMark @OaaSvc Last time I tried Hulu, I was using ssh to route through my box in SFO, and it still managed to block me.

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And the radio spot is done. I’ll have a recording online some time this evening.

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On hold with ABC @891adelaide to talk Netflix in Australia. zdnet.com/netflix-confir… Listenify at abc.net.au/adelaide

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ALeighMP Barnaby: “5% over 5 years- so that’s 1% a year”
@triplej: “No, it’s 5% every year”
Barnaby: “Er, well…”

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kcarruthers I only came here because I thought there’d be bronies.

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Will that many people be into streaming videos? I mean, not everyone plays rugby.

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RT @custaro: Doug Cameron inviting a Lib Senator to step outside for fisticuffs. Seriously. []

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kcarruthers Where are all the bronies?

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@jon_lawrence @NewtonMark What? Oh, I’d muted that hashtag. Look, it may return as soon as I have a place from which I can stream video.

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courteneyh & wait but then! pic.twitter.com/u6R1jNjZED

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“Is Australia’s broadband ready for Netflix?” asks @dr_nic cnet.com/au/news/is-aus…

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I’m talking about Netflix in Australia at 1720 ACDT / 1750 AEDT on ABC @891adelaide. Listenification is at abc.net.au/adelaide

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5at5daily 5at5 number 110: Satellites, worm-brained robots, interspecies beach sex, star programmers, and Abbott on Santamaria. tinyletter.com/5at5/letters/5…

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“WA Fisheries Department refuses to pay for whale carcass removal as they are ‘mammals, not fish’, mayor says” abc.net.au/news/2014-11-1…

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firstdogonmoon Hi Twitter - as requested Head Desk is now available as a shirt, a mug and EVEN A THROW PILLOW! Thank you Science! redbubble.com/people/firstdo…

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@NewtonMark All these n00bz, this is why the internet is broken.

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@NewtonMark Pffft! Peter Gutmann what would he know.

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SwiftOnSecurity WE WENT TOO FAR IN THE FUTURE
OH GOD THE FURRIES ARE BLOCKING OUR ESCAPE pic.twitter.com/Yu6ZuO28lX

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@ApostrophePong Oh lovely. Well maybe @SnarkyPlatypus can tell you where he saw it and you can experience it for yourself.

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“Symptoms, Diseases and Aberrant Behaviours Attributed to
Wind Turbine Exposure” by @SimonChapman6 ses.library.usyd.edu.au/bitstream/2123… (PDF)

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“Do you have wind farm inquiry sickness?” asks @firstdogonmoon theguardian.com/commentisfree/…

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@allaussiehiphop @cpyne I might if I do an episode this weekend, but if it’s the week after then it’ll be a dead issue by then.

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Great conversation just then with IBM’s @n_nataraj and @gg00ding. Thank you, gentlemen.

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Is the cloud not perfect today?

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Waiting for a call.

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@SnarkyPlatypus I forget what Yok-Yor means (ping @ApostrophePong) but is it also the “food factory” theme?

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adambrereton me irl pic.twitter.com/Kym2NM7ib4

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@dfg77 Deferring to my knowledge is one thing. Deferring to my memory is quite another.

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@dfg77 My understanding was a separate organisation, that did transmission for ABC, SBS, and some other bits and pieces.

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@dfg77 That doesn’t detract from your core point, of course.

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@dfg77 I’m not sure that it was the ABC that owned the broadcast assets. Wasn’t it a separate organisation? PMG originally, of course.

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Oh that’s right, my 1530 interview has been brought forward to 1500. And then a radio spot will be inserted later. Time to prepare.

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noveldevice My Myers-Briggs personality type varies between NSFW and STFU.

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Maybe @NickEvershed’s calculator should have had little animated turds of legislation, blocked or passing as appropriate.

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“Can it pass the Senate?” An interactive Australian voting calculator by @NickEvershed theguardian.com/news/datablog/…

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inhabitat Africa’s biggest solar facility just came online. It’s huge, folks! bit.ly/11zmkWM pic.twitter.com/bR0XJGMY8s

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OK, I watched the videos.

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Hmmm… I wonder whether the BBC would caption a picture of a human rape victim as “Bad day at the office?”

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And the BBC captions this photo “Bad day at the beach?” Oh dear. bbc.com/earth/story/20… pic.twitter.com/X2nTuV4klb

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“Seals discovered having sex with penguins.” “Warning: You may find the videos in this story disturbing.” Yay, BBC. bbc.com/earth/story/20…

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@SnarkyPlatypus Oh I can think of several options, but they all follow me.

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humphriesmark Tragic post-Roast existence pic.twitter.com/YXR5ATajwF

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Most of the internet is run by eunuchs. Everyone knows that.

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joshgnosis As I predicted, it looks like Netflix won’t even have its own shows Orange is the New Black and House of Cards in AU.zdnet.com/netflix-austra…

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I’m sure I saw a smaller version of this thing attached to a chair in an early episode of “Wire in the Blood”. pic.twitter.com/6LCgSmLPbb

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abcnewsMelb Darryn Lyons says the floating Christmas tree will make Geelong the ‘town of shining light’ ab.co/11AqwW4 pic.twitter.com/mW2xtTzyOF

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@Iridescent It’s a fashion, certainly, but it began as a lazy way to find a .com domain that wasn’t already taken.

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Volvo and DHL are apparently planning to turn cars into parcel delivery points. bloomberg.com/news/2014-11-1…

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BernardKeane “Australia has a good story to tell on climate change” Abbott says - well, until he was elected pic.twitter.com/cJbbFzA9VB

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“Warblr: an app that recognises birds from their song”, being a Kickstarter project. kickstarter.com/projects/11902…

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“Maybe ‘time saved’ is a better metric to watch than ‘time spent’ on mobile”, reports @NiemanLab niemanlab.org/2014/11/maybe-…

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In which @MsLods & @Steve_Dalby document the depth of Brandis’ lie that the West is moving towards data retention. mslods.com/2014/11/18/upd…

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@BXGD Oh I like that. I mean, I’d hate it, but that’s why I’d like it.

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TimWattsMP Today, Cory Bernardi called me “vile, disgusting and grotesque” in the Senate. Updating my Twitter profile now…

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drearyclocks Libertarian tries to get a thousand signatures on a petition, instead gets a thousand petitions with one signature.

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Insane Poodle Collective.

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NewtonMark MS14-068 “correcting signature verification behavior in Windows implementations of Kerberos.” That’s “goto fail” all over again.

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alex_c_lee Hoping @cpyne can start a petition to save the letters on my keyboard. pic.twitter.com/3oEeRy9WEA

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@SnarkyPlatypus Ils sont difficiles à ignorer. Ils sont assez proches, et désireux de se divertir.

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seanbedlam My TED Talk would be cheekily called “You cocks talk pointless shit”, and it would be Sarin gas.

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@SnarkyPlatypus Bonjour. Il est un jour gris, plein de pensées grises. En outre, kookaburras. Et vous?

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IllicitPopsicle Headline of the fucking decade pic.twitter.com/mJgJt2Y2xz

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fanfiction_txt “Did you fuck my wife?” Fred repeated.
Barney was hurt by Fred’s bold accusation.

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GonzoHacker A couple of dubious anecdotes and some cherry picked statistics and you’ve got yourself a TED talk

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@parisbcowan Yeah I saw and noted that in a later tweet. There’s a real culture problem indicated there.

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[A laboured joke about Netflix Australia and the Linux desktop.]

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CORRECTION: “Live sex show webcast from campus library” was Uni of Newcastle, not Wollongong. illawarramercury.com.au/story/2703712/…

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“Analysis casts doubt on FBI claims over Tor website seizures”, writes @ZDNetCharlie zdnet.com/analysis-casts…

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“Will apologies and condemnations really lead to a change in the “asshole” culture at Uber?” asks @holmesdm pando.com/2014/11/18/ube…

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Wed plan: Clear comms backlog, or some of it; plan forthcoming writing and other tasks; 1530 interview; @5at5daily; quiet evening.

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Hmmm… I clearly haven’t recovered from last week’s severe lack of sleep. Still so, so tired.

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OpnCty RT @TractorAttack: Great Corn highway. Chinese farmers take back a highway to dry corn pic.twitter.com/eL23KVnkO3

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HLMenckenBot Every failure teaches a man something, to wit, that he will probably fail again.

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PRs who send their client’s bland, generic, unoriginal thoughts in response to every single fucking thing in the news.

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@MsLods @Steve_Dalby That image is pretty much unreadable on most Twitter clients. Can you link to a web page version or something?

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zeynep Joint read: How U.S. Congress uses Uber a lot digiphile.wordpress.com/2014/11/18/why… AND Uber on how they track one night-stands. blog.uber.com/ridesofglory

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@no_filter_Yamba Does @Steve_Lockstep “forget” it, or know it and not consider it relevant, which would be my view.

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ProfJeffJarvis Lack of humanity is the new success metric.

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Me at @crikey_news: “A right to privacy or rewriting history? Debate rages on the right to be forgotten” crikey.com.au/2014/11/18/a-r… [$, trial]

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PeteLawler Reposting this @BBCEarth piece on fur seals rooting penguins for @stilgherrian & @corybernardi bbc.com/earth/story/20… pic.twitter.com/8wgG8jiXQv

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“The complainant has only ever asked for an apology as compensation,” but DVA fought it for three years. itnews.com.au/News/397965,ve…

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Clearly a culture problem at Veterans’ Affairs when they prioritise being defensive about their own fuckup over the interests of a veteran.

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“Veterans’ Affairs forced to apologise over privacy breach”, writes @parisbcowan itnews.com.au/News/397965,ve… Note, they had to be ordered.

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Oh, I see that the America is going to have a derpocalypse in the coming hours. This should be fun*.

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SwiftOnSecurity “Uber is proud to announce UberXec. Need an executive? Now you can hire @emilmichael to drive your reputation into the ground.”

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RT @kelliotttt: Please stop giving money to nerds pic.twitter.com/3DV1j6foXX [Source article: “The Programmer’s Price” newyorker.com/magazine/2014/…]

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kelliotttt Please stop giving money to nerds pic.twitter.com/HzhCbYMtgh

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fanfiction_txt while Betty gave birth to a litter of nine sabre-toothed kittens.

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The stench of true Sin can only be removed in a Cleansing Fire, @purserj. The entire university must be torched. You know what to do.

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RT @purserj: From the article “Parts of the library were ordered to be steam cleaned after the incident.” [Steam might not be enough…]

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“Live sex show webcast from [Uni of Wollongong campus] library” illawarramercury.com.au/story/2703712/… HT @purserj

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Wed plan, draft: Clear comms backlog; plan forthcoming writing and other tasks; @5at5daily; quiet evening. There may also be an interview.

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munin Computer security is a wonderful field. You can get paid for being paranoid and suspicious.

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Wednesday. It’s your fault, and they all know it. There will be retribution. Avoid communal events. Wednesday.

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