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    You don't have to Apologize Guys When We Already Know that Y R doing a Gr8 Project Here!!!
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    ARE YOU GIGABIT READY? 17 TIPS TO HELP YOU GET THE HIGHEST SPEEDS POSSIBLE. The future of the internet is fast. Fourteen times faster than the 70 Mbps the US averaged for download speed in March, gigabit-speed fixed broadband is still rare, but it’s making appearances in locations over the globe. Before you get too attached to the idea of downloading 1 billion bits of data per second, know that getting gigabit service and adjusting your set-up to achieve top speeds is harder than you might think. We’re here to offer a few tips to help you achieve the Speedtest results you dream of. Some of these will help you maximize your potential internet speeds even if gigabit is not available in your area. Factors you can’t control 1. Is gigabit-level service available in your area? While internet service providers (ISPs), municipalities and companies like Google have been making headlines with gigabit (the ability to download 1 billion bits of information in one second), service is still rare (and expensive). Ask around to see if gigabit is available in your area. Google Fiber is one option in some cities. Also check with phone companies and smaller ISPs to see if they offer gigabit. Some forward-thinking governments in places like Longmont, CO; Grant County, WA and New Westminster, BC have even created their own fiber networks. 2. What kind of infrastructure is your service delivered over? You’ll get the best speeds with fiber because you won’t have to deal with the noise or interference that occurs over copper lines. However, new coaxial technologies, namely DOCSIS 3.1, have the potential to provide gigabit speeds, but not symmetrically (see the next point). Finally, phone lines, used for DSL, absolutely won’t cut it at all. Having fiber doesn’t mean you’ll automatically have gigabit; the service still needs to be available in your area and you’ll likely pay more for it. 3. Is the available service plan symmetrical? That is, are the advertised download and upload speeds the same? This varies by ISP, but asymmetrical service is more likely over coaxial connections — symmetrical gigabit service requires the robustness of a fiber optic connection. Asymmetrical service can lead to bufferbloat. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bufferbloat 4. Understand the network located upstream of you. And the quality of that network matters. If your ISP’s central office doesn’t have the bandwidth to support all the gigabit connections in your area, everyone will see slower speeds during peak usage times. This also applies to peer-to-peer connections. If you’re downloading games and/or streaming movies, your performance is impacted by both the quality of the network those applications are using and how fast those services allow content to be downloaded. Gigabit is great for ensuring that multiple users are having a consistent internet experience, but don’t expect to be downloading games from Steam at gigabit speeds. 5. Data overhead makes 1 Gbps a theoretical number. Though perfect circumstances might allow you to send 1 billion bits of information per second, some of those bits are overhead (including preamble, inter-frame gaps and TCP) and your actual data throughput will be a little smaller. If there was no overhead, you might be able to achieve a Speedtest result of 997 Mbps, but you’re more likely to top out at 940 Mbps. For more details on the math, read this. What you can control 6. Good quality wiring is essential. To achieve the fastest speeds possible, the most important thing you can do is use Cat 6 ethernet wiring to connect your devices to your modem and/or router. Cat 5e can do it but you’ll get less crosstalk using Cat 6. Plus, if you’re going to spend the money on new cables, it’s worth future-proofing your investment. Cat 5e supports up to up to 1,000 Mbps while Cat 6 supports ten times that. Also don’t run your data cabling parallel to power lines — interference from the power lines can cause interference in the ethernet cabling. 7. Are both the ports and the CPU in your router gigabit-ready? Read the fine print when choosing a router. Not every consumer-grade router can support gigabit speeds over the ports in the back. And sometimes the ports support gigabit but the router’s CPU can’t keep up. In general, x86 processors are fastest, followed by ARM and then MIPS. You still need to check this even if your router was provided by your ISP. Typically you’ll find that recently-released and the more expensive consumer grade routers are up to the task. Here are two routers we recommend along with affiliate links to make your shopping easy: Ubiquiti Edgerouter. The super advanced user will enjoy the pared-down customizability of this router. Many of the Ooklers use some version of this router. It doesn’t have Wi-Fi built in so be sure to get one or more compatible access points. Velop Whole Home Wire Mesh. To set up your entire house at once, try this system. It comes pre-loaded with Speedtest so you can easily test your connection. 8. Use a hardwired connection. While Wi-Fi technology is catching up, you’ll still likely see better speeds if you plug that Cat 6 ethernet cable directly into your computer. 9. Check your adapter. Not all laptops have ethernet ports, so you’ll need an adapter for a hardwired connection. Make sure the adapter you’re using is gigabit capable. Thunderbolt and USB 3.0 adapters are usually good, but the performance of other adapters varies widely. And don’t forget, USB based adapters also add data overhead. 10. If you must use Wi-Fi, pick a clear channel and sit close to your router. All kinds of things can interfere with your Wi-Fi signal and thereby slow down your connection: fluorescent bulbs, baby monitors or even a cheap pair of wireless headphones. This is critical for Wi-Fi performance as only one device can use the channel at a time. In addition, Wi-FI uses CSMA-CA to handle collisions — if it detects a collision on the channel, the Wi-Fi device will halt sending and wait until the channel is clear. Interference counts as collisions, so you will end up with a sporadic and halting connection with interference nearby. If your connection is clear, attenuation (signal drop over distance) is a very real problem when using Wi-Fi. The 2.4 GHz band handles attenuation better but is more subject to interference. The 5GHz band is less subject to interference but has more issues with attenuation. Either way, you’re still likely only to achieve speeds topping out around 600 Mbps. If you are on the 2.4 GHz band, make sure to chose from channels 1, 6, or 11 (or 14 if allowed by your country) — those are the only non-colliding channels at 20 MHz. At 40 MHz, you will pretty well consume the entire 2.4 channel spectrum, thus, it will be even more at risk of interference. For an illustration, click here. https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/8/84/NonOverlappingChannels2.4GHzWLAN-en.svg/720px-NonOverlappingChannels2.4GHzWLAN-en.svg.png 11. Make sure your computer is using the latest Wi-Fi standards. The nonprofit Wi-Fi Alliance keeps a close eye on these standards. In 2016 they announced Wi-Fi CERTIFIED ac standards which include Multi-User Multi-Input Multi-Output (MU-MIMO), 160MHz channels, quad-streams and extended 5GHz channel support. These standards change as technology improves, so check to make sure you’re working with the latest certifications. And just because your router supports these standards doesn’t mean your laptop or wireless device does. Wi-Fi CERTIFIED - AC Standards: http://www.wi-fi.org/discover-wi-fi/wi-fi-certified-ac 12. Decipher the hype behind the marketing. For example, a wireless router that says it can support 4 gigs doesn’t necessarily mean it can support one 4 Gbps connection. It’s more likely that the device has four radios with 1 Gbps specified maximums (real world performance is likely to be slower). 13. Stay up to date on router firmware, but don’t update on day zero. Vendors regularly release software updates for their routers to improve their stability, performance and security. It’s usually always the best option to stay up to date with these firmware patches. With that said, many of us Ooklaers wait anywhere from a week to a month to apply these patches (assuming they are not critical security updates) to make sure there are not any regressions or issues. 14. Use our desktop apps to run your Speedtest. If you’re sure your setup is perfect but you’re still not seeing the Speedtest result you expect, download our free desktop apps for Windows or MacOS. Many lower performance systems can’t reach 1 Gbps via browser tests due to various limitations. Plus our desktop apps give you data on jitter and packet loss. Speedtest App for Windows or MacOS: http://www.speedtest.net/apps/desktop Advanced options: For the tech Savviest 15. Is your network interface card (NIC) up to the task? Just being rated for 1000-Base-T may not be enough. NICs that use software offload instead of hardware offload are often found in older, cheaper computers and struggle to support gigabit speeds. Intel offers some of the best driver and hardware support on their NICs. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gigabit_Ethernet#1000BASE-T 16. Encryption can be slow if it’s not done right. Temporal Key Integrity Protocol (TKIP) encryption, often enabled by default on Wi-Fi routers, will slow you doooowwwwn. Use Advanced Encryption Standard (AES) instead as it’s often hardware accelerated. The standard for WPA2 encryption, AES is both more secure and faster than TKIP. Some routers have TKIP options for compatibility reasons, though, even if you’re using WPA2, so check. 17. Turn off QoS shaping. Quality of Service (QoS) shaping on a router can help you prevent large downloads from eating up all your bandwidth. But on consumer hardware, you’re also bypassing hardware acceleration so all your packets of data have to be inspected by the main CPU. This can cut your performance by 10x on a high bandwidth connection.
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    Great magazine site http://downmagaz.ws
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    Hi Im Dale from Pittsburgh Pa. I am a water treatment plant operator for Oakmont water authority. I love bootleg music and have been collecting them for 10 years now.
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    Hi all, My first week here, still poking around in the corners, but I like the feel. I'm a musician trying to survive in Trumpland.
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    A guy from down-under haven't been to a live AFL football game in ages, decided to travel to a game last evening, The mighty Brisbane Lions lost in the last minutes of a great game of footy Lost my wallet at the game, learnt a lesson never carry all your cards, licence etc in your wallet, on the plus side a good time to clean out my wallet and to top it all off it's a public holiday today But a pie at the footy still tastes pretty good, lucky I had the pie before loosing my wallet Game lost, wallet lost, pie was good Long time member great site
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    Spent 25yrs in cable tv and satellite industry. Now just a cashier but much happier. I learned you don't have to carry the world on your shoulders, it floats in space all by itself.
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    I'm a student, who is trying to cut cost where possible and find online place to learn skills and build a career the most cost effective way possible, cause uni courses are expensive. I didn't know much about eduCBA at first, and didn't want to lose out on their "discounted" price (which is churned out quite frequently) so I bought a license to one of their programs - turns out, I was disappointed. I'm interested in cryptocurrency and cryptography. This is where I learned about the importance of VPN. I have been in search for a good one lately, however a trial version is a critical factor for me to consider. Aside from this, if anyone has advice on where to start learning SAP, and which ERP would be most beneficial to land a job, and if learning HANA is worth it, I would like to hear it. Now I think, maybe I should have posted a new thread.
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    Hello, I'm just a guy who is disabled with a lot of computer time on my hands.
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    Hi, Britney here. I am part of the graphics team where I help when and where I can. You might have seen a few avatars or signatures floating around I have done for users. What I do is nothing glamorous by any means. I work in a restaurant part time because unfortunately in my area there is a hiring freeze for what I am qualified to do.
  11. 4 points
    Damn Looks like someone's found a secret camera feed from my house
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    A victim of scam I was the victim of the latest scam now occurring in shopping mall parking lots. Two good-looking young women come to your car as you are parking. One starts wiping your windshield with a rag and the other comes to your window and bends over so far her breasts just about fall out of her blouse. While you're distracted, the other one lets herself in the back seat and then they both start begging you for a ride home. Be very wary, because as soon as you start driving, one of them will take off her shirt and the other climbs over the seat and unzips your pants. This is when they steal your wallet. I was robbed last Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday; But couldn't find them on Saturday or Sunday. You've been warned!!
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    What's going on with Microsoft's Surface Andromeda device? Recent Andromeda rumors spanning from delays to hardware overhauls, to outright cancelations have been making the rounds online. Let's try to make sense of it all. The last couple of weeks have been rife with speculation surrounding Microsoft's mythical Andromeda device, with recent rumors suggesting Microsoft is close to pulling the plug on its dual-screen mobile handset — understandably throwing optimists and die-hard fans into a panic. Everything from delays to significant hardware changes, to outright cancelations, have been spotted on the rumor mill as of late. So what's really going on? I've been doing some digging to try and clarify some of the recent rumours reported by several news outlets, to see if we can make better sense of the situation. Tech News Women Mary-Jo Foley recently wrote a bit about Andromeda and revealed that Microsoft has decided to delay its release to next year, and is also seriously considering canceling the device altogether. This news caught many off guard because just a few days beforehand The Verge had written a somewhat positive article that revealed internal emails describing the Andromeda project itself. Unfortunately, it is believed that the leaked emails in question are months old, from back when Terry Myerson was still in charge. Many believe that now Myerson is out, Andromeda won't ever see the light of day, which is entirely possible of course. However, I was able to confirm recently on the Windows Podcast that Andromeda is still alive and kicking internally, with the only bad news being that its planned release date has indeed been pushed back to next year. Why the delay? The question now is why? Well, according to my sources, Microsoft has decided to push back Andromeda's release to give itself more time to improve both the hardware and software. There are a whole lot of moving parts involved when it comes to Andromeda, as it's being built alongside a custom version of Windows 10 specifically for the device and form-factor itself, similar to Surface Hub and HoloLens. The Andromeda device runs an experience tailored for its unique form-factor, which is built on top of Windows Core OS. This tailored experience is known as Andromeda OS and includes no legacy UIs and bloat. Microsoft is doing the exact same thing with Surface Hub 2, which also runs a custom tailored version of Windows Core OS known as Aruba and built specifically for that large collaborative device form factor. Therefore, it's important to stress that Andromeda OS is unlike any version of Windows 10 available on the market today; it's an entirely new Windows OS experience powered by CShell that's built from the ground up for mobile dual-screened multitasking. Because of this, Microsoft needs more time to ensure the OS is well-baked. Microsoft also needs more time to improve the app-gap on Andromeda, which is another cited reason for its delay. If Microsoft were to release Andromeda this year, it would do so with a platform that has more missing apps than Windows 10 Mobile did. One of the things Microsoft is doing to help combat the app problem is embracing PWAs (Progressive Web Apps.) It's even built a bot that will automatically add PWAs to the Microsoft Store without developers having to submit them first. Of course, PWAs won't solve everything, but they should be able to step in for the most popular apps and services like Twitter, Uber, and even Spotify if it chooses. The delay gives Microsoft more time to get PWAs into the Store, and I hear Microsoft is going to use this extra time also to improve the Edge engine so that PWAs perform better and eat less battery life. It probably goes without saying that UWP is also something Microsoft is actively pushing on Andromeda, and apps like WhatsApp are a possible contender for this, but progress on the UWP front is slow, hence the focus on PWAs. Furthermore, I'm told there are other ideas that the company is also considering to help improve the app situation on Andromeda, but I'm still digging for information on that. For now, we know that Microsoft is betting big on PWA, and rightly so. What about the hardware? I've seen a few rumors claim that the delay is related to hardware, with some reports suggesting that Microsoft is planning to rethink the device and even change its form-factor a bit. According to my sources, however, Microsoft is not planning to drastically change its form factor. The delay is primarily software related, as the hardware itself was more or less good to go for an October release. The delay now means Microsoft has more time to "fine-tune" the hardware, and maybe even slip in a newer processor, depending on whether Andromeda's release lines up with Snapdragons processor roadmap of course. I understand that the latest Andromeda prototypes use Snapdragon 845/850 processors, but now Andromeda is coming later, those chips may be old by the time Microsoft is ready to launch the device. It's worth noting that early Andromeda prototypes used a Snapdragon 835 processor, which was later switched out for the 845. So, Andromeda has already gone through one processor switch internally before, meaning it's not hard to imagine the device going through another one if needs be. A more powerful, optimized ARM chip is never a bad thing. It's also not uncommon for a device to go through several iterations throughout development. Putting in a newer processor may require the company to rework some of the internals, but outside of that, I have not heard of any plans to dramatically change up the form-factor itself. It should still be a pocketable, pen-orientated foldable device with telephony when it ships. So when is it coming? The biggest question now is when can we expect it to show up? The simple, unexciting answer is "when it's ready." Windows development has changed quite a bit since the old days, and deadlines aren't as strict as they used to be. How it works now is engineers working on software features will have a set deadline for a future release of Windows 10, let's say RS5 for example. This usually happens several months to a year or so before that release is expected to ship. This gives engineers time to build out a feature, but if the engineers find that they are unable to complete the feature in time, they can just push it back to the release coming afterward. So in our example, said feature is pushed back to RS6, and the team working on it now have an extra six months to complete it. This cycle repeats until the feature is good enough to ship. This is exactly what's happening with Windows Sets, in fact. This is partly why Microsoft is committed to two updates a year as it allows Microsoft to get features out sooner after they get pushed back. The software delay for Andromeda is with Andromeda OS, which simply won't be ready in time for RS5 now. So, that means Microsoft's next port of call for Andromeda is RS6 (known as 19H1) in the Spring of next year. Even then, Microsoft may decide to hold on releasing it until the fall of 2019, alongside RS7 (known as 19H2) giving the company even longer to make sure everything is good to go and maybe even slip in that newer processor. It's not plain sailing Of course, if you've been following along with our Andromeda coverage since last year, you'll know that the possibility of Microsoft killing Andromeda is never far away. As of today, work continues on Andromeda as normal, but that doesn't mean it's plain sailing from here until it ships. Microsoft may pull the plug at any time, as is the nature of internal development. We also still don't really know who this device is going to be for, and that's because we don't know its full feature-set yet. Who Andromeda is for is going to depend heavily on what it can do. If Microsoft can improve the app-gap, then buying Andromeda is going to evolve primarily around its capabilities, on both the software and hardware front. Hopefully we'll learn more about what it can do in the near future, but for now who Andromeda is aimed at remains a big mystery. In short, Microsoft has delayed its Andromeda device to ensure a better product when it ships. All of the people I've spoken to on the subject agree that delaying Andromeda is nothing but a good thing. It just sucks that we're going to have to wait even longer before we get to see it for real. In the meantime, what are your thoughts on Microsoft's Andromeda project? Let us know in the comments!
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    Windows Loader v2.2.2 https://1fichier.com/?gqejzlb0wivrl8hu0ahl
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    Report Dead Links - Instructions with LinkChecker Us CyberPhoenix Staff use a Linkchecker to help with finding dead links This can help you by not clicking a link and then find out it is Dead - You can also be a Big help and Report that Post that has a Dead Link When you Report a Post, Please put in the Comment why you are Reporting (Post has Dead Link) I have to Give a Big Thank You to w.a.r. I use FireFox and Opera browser, But here are the instructions for Chrome also 1st: You will need a LinkChecker add-on for your Browser I Like Violentmonkey, But you can use Tampermonkey or Greasemonkey (These instruction below say Greasemonkey, But they are about the same for Violentmonkey and Tampermonkey) Violentmonkey For Chrome Browser - Violentmonkey Violentmonkey For Firefox Browser - Violentmonkey For Opera Browser you will need - Install Chrome Extensions - This has to be done because Opera doesn't want to go though all the code, But Google did to Verify Violentmonkey For Opera Browser - Violentmonkey ----------------------------------------------------------------------- Greasemonkey For Chrome Browser - Not Available Greasemonkey For Firefox Browser - Greasemonkey Greasemonkey For Opera Browser - Not Available Tampermonkey For Chrome Browser - Tampermonkey Tampermonkey For Firefox Browser - Tampermonkey Tampermonkey For Opera Browser - Tampermonkey After you get Violentmonkey or Tampermonkey or Greasemonkey Add-On installed in your Browser (Only Install 1 of them) Then you will need to add a Script to the LinkChecker, So the Add-On knows what to look for We here at CyberPhoenix Love W.A.R. Links Checker Premium 1. To get W.A.R Links Checker Premium go to it's Homepage and click on the install button. http://usa.x10host.com/mybb/showthread.php?tid=23 Automatically checks links from hundreds of file hosts.Live Links show greenDead Links show redPremium Only Links show pinkTemporary Unavailable Links show yellow When the Greasemonkey pop-up asks to install the script click install After installing you need to open the configuration window and enable the hosts, for firefox Open the configuration window by hitting CTRL+ALT+C on the keyboard or from the Greasemonkey drop down list (I just click Greasemonkey and use the drop down list) W.A.R. Links Checker Premium is now installed.2. Configuration: After installing you need to configure the script before it will work.Opening the configuration window, there is 2 ways to do this...Hit the CTRL+ALT+C keys on your keyboard all at the same time.orOpen the configuration window with the greasemonkey dropdown menu1..click the greasemonkey icon2.. click on user script commands3.. click on [W.A.R. Links Checker] Configuration Configuration window.This window Is where you will select the settings to setup the script.Filehostings Tab:Here is a list of all the file hosts that the script can check.you need to enable the hosts you want the script to check by putting a check in the box next to the host(s) name, You can select only the hosts you want or just click the select all tab to select all hosts. Near the bottom of the host list is a section for Obsolete hosts (hosts that no longer exist) If you put a check in the box it will mark any links from those obsolete hosts as dead links, If un-checked the links will not be marked at all. Containers Tab:This is the list of hosts that are used to have a single link to a file page but on that page there are links to many different file hosts, You enable these hosts the same way as the ones in the Filehostings Tab.NOTE: I am no longer supporting these kinds of hosts in the script so some of these work and some don't. If you want the Script to be able to Automatically Update when new versions come out for Firefox go to Greasemonkey options and make sure the require secure updates box is un-ckecked
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    You can get this as an app for mobile phones and tablets. Been using it for years and very good. Another app is plane finder also very good.
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    MP3 Site Awesome http://myfreemp3.eu/
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    I am a student of Computer Science and Technology, I hope to be able to work in software development and game development in the future.
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    This has been a great forum that has survived so many others closing up shop and moving on. Thanks for all the help and patience with with those of us less than computer literate.
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    Nearly 30 years ago when my daughter was in kindergarten she created a poster with a picture of me and wrote a few words. I love my dad because he is grumpy and he gives me presents. So there's hope for the grumpy people everywhere - I'm still grumpy; why change? Been coming to various iterations of this forum for years and still liking it as much as I did when I first stumbled over it. Long may the welcome from members continue
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    I haven't worked full time in 8 years since I had an accident at work, I was a glass handler at the time, am on a disability pension as the Doctors said I'd never walk again, nor use My right arm and with the mental affects, but with lots of work and pushing Myself, I showed them. Since then I have done lots of rehab and Uni, including degrees in Psychology, Sociology, Counseling, Hypnotherapy, Nurse Administration, Business Management and have almost completed a Bachelors in Sexology, work wise, I.T. work for various people (Was previously in I.T. most of My working life) other small part time roles like Election official, merchandising, Tax time Stock take, Collections Agent, Driver, some building/carpentry, a little retail and My most recent role was the Easter Bunny at a local shopping mall. Around here I Mod, I have looked after the Download section for years, try to help with requests and upload regularly as I can. Some of My skills that were once utilized here are a bit obsolete but I try to educate Myself all the time and share My knowledge if I can...
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    im me just a day by day guy , im a worker in well drilling.
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    Who am I? "I am a Fake Somebody and a Real Nobody." I really want to quote Lord of the Rings too for some reason
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    Gus says i am in the game have not been here since Cyber warez......But hey i am back ...looking around looks good!
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