Stilgherrian (@stilgherrian)

Wentworth Falls NSW AU

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May 5th, 2020

So, Kids, I’m going away early this evening because I’m REALLY tired today for some reason. It’s probably just stre..twitter.com/i/web/status/1…k6

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@awelder No argument with any of this. I’m continually ignoring incoming commentary because so much of it is “Who c..twitter.com/i/web/status/1…Ux

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pixelatedboat Imagine if Elon Musk divorced Grimes and married Amanda Palmer

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patstokes “And he said, Thou canst not see my face: for there shall no man see me, and live.” - Exodus 33:20 twitter.com/thehill/status…

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@MathewHounsell Actually I only do online, pretty much, so the links are in-line. It all comes down to budget, though.

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@niltiac Hahaha. Look they were just doing their job. :) I would love to have a fact-checker. The closest I’ve got..twitter.com/i/web/status/1…qn

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@jsleeio @SnarkyPlatypus @purserj Yeah I don’t know how we can ever deal with “Didn’t follow the instructions”. :)

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@purserj @dobes It was only a matter of time…

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@MarkDando4 Sure. I’m just explaining why there’s sometimes grumpiness. :)

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Sucked in. I just made that up. :) End of thread.

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A now city-based journalist wrote that a certain number of civilians were killed in a certain battle in a certain t..twitter.com/i/web/status/1…90

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3C. Finally, sometimes things are stated as facts because the writer or a colleague was a witness or otherwise know..twitter.com/i/web/status/1…dE

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Another example is stating as a fact something that’s on public record. “The Minister misled Parliament about the c..twitter.com/i/web/status/1…eM

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Obviously this should be Sydney’s “Royal Easter Show”, though I do like the idea of the annual running of the Royal..twitter.com/i/web/status/1…9f

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Obviously the threshold for stating something as a fact varies from writer to writer and, more importantly, news ou..twitter.com/i/web/status/1…xm

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Another example. It’s OK to write something like. “Continuing reports of heavy traffic on the M4” if you’ve heard t..twitter.com/i/web/status/1…aP

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3B. Sometimes a fact has become so well-established that it doesn’t need to be repeated. There’s np need to cite a..twitter.com/i/web/status/1…hp

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3A. Broadly speaking, statements of fact in a news story are there because the editor is satisfied that they’re tru..twitter.com/i/web/status/1…NP

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3. I remembered what the third thing was. The people quoted in a news story, or the documents cited, often aren’t t..twitter.com/i/web/status/1…J0

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@MarkDando4 Because we (I) think people might like to read it. Same a tweeting a link to anything, really.

(Also,..twitter.com/i/web/status/1…cp

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@dobes @joshgnosis @rohan_p @riskybusiness @NewtonMark @jpwarren I want to know more about the date and what her psychic had told here.

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@joshgnosis Indeed. Yet I find it very hard not to acknowledge people because despite all appearances I was brought..twitter.com/i/web/status/1…sH

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@joshgnosis Yeah you get hit far harder than I do, but presumably not as hard as women are. It’s just so tiring.

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@johnb78 @SuperCroup Here is the answer: “I wanted to show top end and middle on per capita. belgium and uk scored..twitter.com/i/web/status/1…eH

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@franksting Eh? I’ve been using this avatar for weeks, pretty much as soon as the relevant story appeared.

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I’ve forgotten what the third one was. I’ll add it when I remember. But yes, some journalists are just cunts becaus..twitter.com/i/web/status/1…7M

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2A. Obviously this doesn’t apply if what you’re suggesting is a relevant fact that hasn’t been reported before that..twitter.com/i/web/status/1…fS

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2. One of the most annoying comments to receive is “You didn’t mention X” when the story is about Y. Here’s the thi..twitter.com/i/web/status/1…mD

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1. News and news analysis is written in a hurry to tight deadlines. It’s not going to be perfect. Sure, things migh..twitter.com/i/web/status/1…ts

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So two more points, and then I’ll end this thread and ignore all of your replies because I hate you all. :) No, three.

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So if the recipient of your curiosity is tired or stressed, or if the particular story has been a pain to write, or..twitter.com/i/web/status/1…TI

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Sadly on The Twitter and elsewhere, it can be difficult to tell when someone asking questions is simply being curio..twitter.com/i/web/status/1…cn

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I can see that some of you want to talking about other common reasons for the grumpiness, and the other “sometimes”..twitter.com/i/web/status/1…lY

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To put it bluntly, having to re-explain or justify lots of details, or re-litigate the arguments they’ve made in th..twitter.com/i/web/status/1…OZ

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So by time you’re asking questions, the journalist is meant to be thinking about something else, and indeed wants t..twitter.com/i/web/status/1…fR

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For the audience, the story is the beginning of their process. Remember that stupid Fairfax slogan, was it? “Start..twitter.com/i/web/status/1…Do

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BACKGROUND: I’ve been meaning to talk about this for ages. One common reason why journalists and other people in th..twitter.com/i/web/status/1…Do

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@Saint_Ryder @zdnetaustralia Sorry, I don’t propose to run through every item you’re not happy about in the article..twitter.com/i/web/status/1…JG

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@Saint_Ryder @zdnetaustralia “Back end” includes end users of the data being able to access it. Health statement sp..twitter.com/i/web/status/1…F2

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@Saint_Ryder @zdnetaustralia I’m asking before getting into conversations. :) The whole point is that this “extra d..twitter.com/i/web/status/1…Dl

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@johnb78 @SuperCroup Apart from IT and ES, which others should I ask about? I’m throwing in a query now.

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murpharoo Narrator: McCormack is not Barilaro’s leader. twitter.com/aclennell/stat…

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WTF? Ping @SnarkyPlatypus. Though I suppose it’s a very Singaporean concept of “cool”… pic.twitter.com/6SqMWtImDh

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@Pratt_Steve That’s certainly not the implication per the quote.

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RoryMcClaren9 Curious times at @UniofAdelaide. The Chancellor now Vice-Chancellor depart within a day of each other. Here’s the s..twitter.com/i/web/status/1…uk

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“MOUNTAIN FEAR: World’s biggest 5G tower installed on Mount Everest using yaks to lug ‘controversial’ equipment up..twitter.com/i/web/status/1…6E

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Police have opposed bail for a “cyber expert” accused of directing the importation of more $1.2 billion of meth int..twitter.com/i/web/status/1…Wh

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Hey Tech PRs! Have you thought about one of your executives doing a press release or even a webinar about cybersecu..twitter.com/i/web/status/1…HV

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MatthewBevan If there’s been one consistent pattern in Australian politics for the last decade it’s this:

Inflammatory op-ed
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canberratimes NSW Transport Minister Andrew Constance has confirmed he will exit state politics in order to run for the federal s..twitter.com/i/web/status/1…vm

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ddoniolvalcroze Swamp sculptures made of mud and algae, by French sculptor Sophie Prestigiacomo (m.facebook.com/homalgus/) pic.twitter.com/aQQ9dMecsI

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Easing Restrictions: “Q. When do you think governments should start to ease the restrictions on travel and gatherin..twitter.com/i/web/status/1…ut

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This week’s Essential polling is out. Nothing on The App but a few of the now-standard coronavirus-related question..twitter.com/i/web/status/1…Sk

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@lucysunman I believe so. We got the “this is being recorded” warning, but I don’t know the timeline for it to be posted.

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I’m liking “Rumsfeld Events”, the unknown unknowns. pic.twitter.com/KqeTuIpLOa

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realdanlyons The Onion nails it again pic.twitter.com/486rKRgR3J

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Coming up shortly at 1100 AEST: “Resilience Planning after Covid-19: Cyber and Climate Threats” eventbrite.com/e/resilience-p…

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OzKitsch Do you know what day it is today? pic.twitter.com/KnO2hDMiZd

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Coelasquid Nature is healing pic.twitter.com/6bPIhwr5Sh

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drewmorgcomedy Is this church gonna whip Jesus’s Ass? pic.twitter.com/dO79l3AKts

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@D_Keating @franksting ‘It’s easy to understand why gamification is attracting attention, though. Everyone’s seen h..twitter.com/i/web/status/1…Zm

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@D_Keating @franksting “As I listened to this, I couldn’t help but think that if the ‘rewards’ and ‘status’ we seek..twitter.com/i/web/status/1…x9

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@D_Keating @franksting Oh dear God. People like this should be turned into landfill.

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@zdnetaustralia I’ve decided not to tweet a bunch of stuff about COVIDSafe because I’m already WAY over my quota of..twitter.com/i/web/status/1…Tg

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Thu plan, confirmed and spelt correctly: Research (in progress); 1100 seminar “Resilience Planning after Covid-19:..twitter.com/i/web/status/1…Y5

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@PointZeroOne @Tarale You shouldn’t be that rude about her.

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@NickyWill100 The one getting a push. HMAS Sydney (DDG 42). Hobart-class, commissioned in February. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/HMAS_Sydn…

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“Conflict and Security Issues
Leveraging Commercial and Other Innovation for Future U.S. Navy Data Warfare Needs: A..twitter.com/i/web/status/1…we

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tudorinjordan Dutch ingenuity … a nice dining experience by the water, quite near us in Amsterdam… pic.twitter.com/CDRrSeEbDh

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“India orders mandatory use of COVID-19 contact tracing app for all workers” by @campbell_kwan zdnet.com/article/india-…

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@kels_316 @HistoryHit @RealNickHodge Hahahaha why doesn’t that surprise me?

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The Red Army Faction is still a thing? twitter.com/daniel_heinke/…

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@NathanaelB I’d never even heard the term before and I’m OK with that.

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@kels_316 @HistoryHit @RealNickHodge I’m halfway through part 2 and yeah it’s bloody fascinating.

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“Australia progressing work on agreed norms of responsible state behaviour in cyberspace” by @ashabeeeee..twitter.com/i/web/status/1…YV

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BrendanTN_ This is a big step for Australia and local defence industry. Good timing with the release of @DefenceScience new st..twitter.com/i/web/status/1…xr

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defense_news Boeing rolls out Australia’s first ‘Loyal Wingman’ combat drone trib.al/FYXmO6W pic.twitter.com/etdHIjteOK

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xkcdComic 2020 Google Trends xkcd.com/2302/ m.xkcd.com/2302/ pic.twitter.com/jRfQprYajs

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@dobes @davpope I also think we need to see Dan Tehan in the sparkly crop top and tight shorts more often.

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Oh I say, @dobes, today’s @davpope is rather sweet. What with the stabbing and all. pic.twitter.com/4gWLkqnQpg

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@rohan_p @dobes I believe VR Bangers was the firm that did that other press release to suggest that investing in th..twitter.com/i/web/status/1…3q

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@BreakfastNews @phbarratt @normanswan It would be nice to drop the term “wet market” and use “live animal market” o..twitter.com/i/web/status/1…o0

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From @HistoryHit, “The SAS in the Falklands with Sir Cedric Delves & Danny West”, then the SAS commander and his se..twitter.com/i/web/status/1…mL

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Today’s breakfast, with rice (not shown). pic.twitter.com/yatcAjwRFN

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Attn: @SnarkyPlatypus. I don’t think they know how this works. twitter.com/PikeGrey1418/s…

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adambspencer Forever grateful to @bairdjulia for showing this to me 3 years ago today.

Everything makes so much more sense now..twitter.com/i/web/status/1…za

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TheRealMarkLevy @RexChapman That’s nuts…like this Canadian guy said: pic.twitter.com/XvouSuSojo

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@techoglot @ABCRadio It’s most likely it didn’t, according to people know about these things. I know who I’m going with. :)

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@MsLods Sadly* I won’t have time to listen to the Senate hearings tomorrow.

* Not sad.

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ParisArchitecte Balconies are the smut of architecture pic.twitter.com/EbAhmkHihj

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Listening to today’s @ABCRadio Coronacast, “Is there any possibility coronavirus escaped a Chinese lab?” pca.st/dsv062uf

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@jplonie It would be lovely if it did.

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Listening to today’s @7ampodcast, “The 160,000 jobs lost while the government waited” pca.st/7k03wdxj

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AGD has released an exposure draft of the Privacy Amendment (Public Health Contact Information) Bill 2020 to hit Pa..twitter.com/i/web/status/1…aN

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@ktxby @zdnetaustralia Cheers. They’re angles that I thought hadn’t previously been explored much in Australia, or..twitter.com/i/web/status/1…1v

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@dprk_ebooks Not bad. You’d probably enjoy @ArmsControlWonk’s Slack channel where people do OSINT geolocation etc o..twitter.com/i/web/status/1…6x

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@kels_316 @NewtonMark @JustJimWillDo I was about to say something along those lines, and also complain about the av..twitter.com/i/web/status/1…0O

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The plan, draft: Tweet some shit about COVIDSafe; research; 1100 seminar “Resilience Planning after Covid-19: Cyber..twitter.com/i/web/status/1…Wy

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johnb78 Happy fifth birthday to the most ironic tweet twitter.com/David_Cameron/…

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@ivancolaco26 @joshgnosis To be fair, from radio spots I’ve learned that some Android phones only three years old c..twitter.com/i/web/status/1…SI

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stilgherrian NEW BLOG POST: “Talking the COVIDSafe app on ABC Adelaide” with @johncoyne14 et moi (17m13s)..twitter.com/i/web/status/1…nT

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Putting random people in control of robots on a space station. What could possibly go wrong? twitter.com/onegiantleapoz…

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joshgnosis Of course Harvey Norman would do this, of course. pic.twitter.com/ABuoV03AJo

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@dprk_ebooks Well, it’s all four of those windows.

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@dprk_ebooks Hmmm… I don’t think it’s on this sign. They’re the flagship tenants. So yeah good luck. :) pic.twitter.com/FfH42b3IXc

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@dprk_ebooks Particularly as the entrance door is from a corridor on the first floor. :) You can’t see any signage..twitter.com/i/web/status/1…Jg

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@dprk_ebooks Hah! Nice work. Was the path my “back maintenance, Darlinghurst” plus table giving you the business ty..twitter.com/i/web/status/1…Qj

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Yet another perfectly ordinary day ahead in the Blue Mountains. pic.twitter.com/IdFW47veyP

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Stephanenny I know exactly who needs to see this and there’s fuckin loads of ye pic.twitter.com/s1LIthlqei

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danilic Carriageworks is going to be a great Pieface.

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Tuesday. Beware of the baker. Check everything. The sauce is the clue. Tuesday.

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