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Cap'n Yesterdays Winter Revenge wrote:

It's twenty degrees right now, that's the warmest it will get today.

Another 4-6 inches (of snow) is expected Saturday night into Sunday.

YES!!


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Freehold DM wrote:
Cap'n Yesterdays Winter Revenge wrote:

It's twenty degrees right now, that's the warmest it will get today.

Another 4-6 inches (of snow) is expected Saturday night into Sunday.

YES!!

YEEEEEEEEEEEEEEESSSSSSSSSSS!!


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Rysky wrote:

It's a lovely 25 here in Cleveland right now :3

*up at the front desk on Paizo with just a T-shirt above the waist*

*ahem* Rysky, are you trying to seduce me..?

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Freehold DM wrote:
Rysky wrote:

It's a lovely 25 here in Cleveland right now :3

*up at the front desk on Paizo with just a T-shirt above the waist*

*ahem* Rysky, are you trying to seduce me..?

I don't know, is it working?

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It's down to 46 here.


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G'Morning Rysky,

Heard from Madokar. He says he's got some depression issues, so I sent him to the Mental Health of Gamers thread. Just in case he wants to talk to someone. As for me, I'm getting better day by day. Yesterday, in this thread, I was able to make jokes like I used to.

John


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Freehold DM wrote:
Solnes wrote:

**looks around**

Huh, this place looks familiar

wipes away tears

Is it really you?

It is I..in the... flesh?


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TriOmegaZero wrote:
It's down to 46 here.

It's cool here this morning... 72 degrees.

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John Napier 698 wrote:

G'Morning Rysky,

Heard from Madokar. He says he's got some depression issues, so I sent him to the Mental Health of Gamers thread. Just in case he wants to talk to someone. As for me, I'm getting better day by day. Yesterday, in this thread, I was able to make jokes like I used to.

John

Yay!

*hugs*


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I remember having flesh...


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Freehold DM wrote:
Solnes wrote:
Cap'n Zoolander, FaWtLy Fashion wrote:
Or put on pants, apparently. :-P
Is that still a tradition around here?

yes. Yes it is.

waits patiently

But.. I wasn't on top... I get to keep the pants..


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Drejk wrote:
Solnes wrote:
captain yesterday wrote:
Congratulations! I myself quit almost ten years ago. Keep at it!
Thanks! Its been almost 5 months.. I am super happy!
It's been five months? It feels both much longer, and surprisingly much shorter since you declared not smoking on fb, and the progress of time spend without smoke.

July 24th 2016 at 5pm... that was my last smoke. :)


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Solnes wrote:
Drejk wrote:
Solnes wrote:
captain yesterday wrote:
Congratulations! I myself quit almost ten years ago. Keep at it!
Thanks! Its been almost 5 months.. I am super happy!
It's been five months? It feels both much longer, and surprisingly much shorter since you declared not smoking on fb, and the progress of time spend without smoke.
July 24th 2016 at 5pm... that was my last smoke. :)

February 12th 1997, sometime between 9-11 p.m.

I went out the next morning and spent all my money on Rifts RPG books so I wouldn't be able to afford smoking for at least 12 days.

Congratulations again! Every day it gets easier. :-)


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I am glad for all the quitting of smoking...
My first cigarette was also my last one since it nearly killed me.


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Darth Terrigan, Sith Marauder wrote:
John Napier 698 wrote:

Hey, Everyone!

I just found my D6 (West End Games) Star Wars books, from when I moved in June. To be specific, I've got: The Role Playing rulebook, the Star Wars sourcebook, the Imperial Sourcebook the Death Star manual, Heir to the Empire, Dark Force Rising, and the Last Command sourcebooks.

Huzzah!! Thrawn Trilogy Titles!!!

switching to a Nathan Explosion lyrical progression

Go forth / Play Star Wars / Play it tonight! // Preach it / Thrawn's gospel / For Disney has lied!!

proceeds to headbang with lightsaber mohawk and Force lightning pyrotechnics in the foreground

And, they're still in excellent condition, with only slight wear on the bindings.


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Aranna wrote:

I am glad for all the quitting of smoking...

My first cigarette was also my last one since it nearly killed me.

My mother was like that, too. One day, she suddenly became severely allergic to cigarette smoke and quit cold turkey. But then, Turkey is cold this time of year. :) This was in '65, I think. A year or two before I was born, she said. Me, I never started. Having seen both my mother's parents use Oxygen was good incentive not to.


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Once more work has decided how I should dress... this time they provided shoes. And yes a low heeled black shoe does look nice and professional but the toe is too narrow. I fear by the end of my double shift my little toes will be hurting.


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John Napier 698 wrote:
Darth Terrigan, Sith Marauder wrote:
John Napier 698 wrote:

Hey, Everyone!

I just found my D6 (West End Games) Star Wars books, from when I moved in June. To be specific, I've got: The Role Playing rulebook, the Star Wars sourcebook, the Imperial Sourcebook the Death Star manual, Heir to the Empire, Dark Force Rising, and the Last Command sourcebooks.

Huzzah!! Thrawn Trilogy Titles!!!

switching to a Nathan Explosion lyrical progression

Go forth / Play Star Wars / Play it tonight! // Preach it / Thrawn's gospel / For Disney has lied!!

proceeds to headbang with lightsaber mohawk and Force lightning pyrotechnics in the foreground

And, they're still in excellent condition, with only slight wear on the bindings.

meh. I didn't care for the trilogy. Zahn's works were in serious need of editing and also needed a better font. Squinting at those tiny letters put me to sleep and Jesus, the man could drone on and on and on...


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And on and on and on...


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I sooo hate double shifts, especially doing security. I've lost count of all the times that I had to limp home from all the blisters on my feet. Aranna, if you're able to take regular breaks, take the shoes off during them to let your toes expand and relax. It helps, trust me.


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Freehold DM wrote:
John Napier 698 wrote:
Darth Terrigan, Sith Marauder wrote:
John Napier 698 wrote:

Hey, Everyone!

I just found my D6 (West End Games) Star Wars books, from when I moved in June. To be specific, I've got: The Role Playing rulebook, the Star Wars sourcebook, the Imperial Sourcebook the Death Star manual, Heir to the Empire, Dark Force Rising, and the Last Command sourcebooks.

Huzzah!! Thrawn Trilogy Titles!!!

switching to a Nathan Explosion lyrical progression

Go forth / Play Star Wars / Play it tonight! // Preach it / Thrawn's gospel / For Disney has lied!!

proceeds to headbang with lightsaber mohawk and Force lightning pyrotechnics in the foreground

And, they're still in excellent condition, with only slight wear on the bindings.
meh. I didn't care for the trilogy. Zahn's works were in serious need of editing and also needed a better font. Squinting at those tiny letters put me to sleep and Jesus, the man could drone on and on and on...

No, Freehold. These aren't the novels. These are the WEG Star Wars Game sourcebooks. The print quality was up to standards. Sorry about the confusion. :)


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I hate working whole shifts.

I'm not sure what it is about working at a toy store that makes it seem like shifts longer than six hours not worth it.

Oh right, the pay. :-)


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captain yesterday wrote:

I hate working whole shifts.

I'm not sure what it is about working at a toy store that makes it seem like shifts longer than six hours not worth it.

Oh right, the pay. :-)

Hang in there, Cap'n. Only a couple more weeks to go.


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I'm year round though. :-)

Edit: And really, I don't work there to swim in cash, it's a fun job. :-)


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I should find the list of professions I've had, I think it's around twenty three or four.

My wife says I'm like Homer Simpson if he hadn't lost his long hippie hair and was smarter. :-)

We'll see who's smarter though...


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captain yesterday wrote:


My wife says I'm like Homer Simpson if he hadn't lost his long hippie hair and was smarter. :-)

We'll see who's smarter though...

D'OH!


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captain yesterday wrote:

I'm year round though. :-)

Edit: And really, I don't work there to swim in cash, it's a fun job. :-)

No, I meant the Holiday toy feeding-frenzy. There will always be birthday purchases for children. Me, my toys come with keyboards and several GB of RAM. :)


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Well, let's see. Since graduating High School, I was in the Army, was building maintenance ( i.e. Janitorial ) and at the same time the Assistant cook at a small Pittsburgh restaurant. Then, finally, a Security guard. For the past nineteen years. So all this adds up to me being, let's see, ... 49. I can does math too. :)


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John Napier 698 wrote:
I sooo hate double shifts, especially doing security. I've lost count of all the times that I had to limp home from all the blisters on my feet. Aranna, if you're able to take regular breaks, take the shoes off during them to let your toes expand and relax. It helps, trust me.

Fortunately being a supervisor means I get to retreat to my desk to do important things periodically like kick my shoes off or post to FaWtL. But I still fear for my toes. [joking] I wouldn't be surprised if the next uniform decision by our corporate masters was to make us all wear playboy bunny outfits. it would fit their warped sense of practicality. [/joking]


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Rysky,

Found the source code for my Starchart mapping program. It's a bit longer than just "a couple hundred lines." There's four hundred and nine lines of code, but it's still trivial. I wrote it in 2009 - 2010. :)


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There's also a baby shower frenzy time around the end of February and beginning of March. The Easter frenzy, the late spring trampoline frenzy, the new toys frenzy in July, the back to school frenzy, the Halloween frenzy in early September, the got to get the hot toy for the Holiday season so I can hoard it and try to victimize last minute shoppers frenzy, the got to get a Power Wheels vehicle before winter so I have an excuse to not be able to park the SUV in the garage so I have a flimsy pretext to spend the winter in the garage frenzy in late September, the oh s#&! the costume I got in September is ruined/not current, junior needs a new one frenzy, the holiday season frenzy...

Well, you get the idea, consumers gonna consume. :-)


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Aranna,

With me spending three years in the Infantry, and my nineteen years in Security, the most important thing I've learned is to always take care of your feet. It's extremely miserable walking long distances on sore feet.

P.S. Wait! Bunny outfits???! Exactly where do you work, anyway?


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captain yesterday wrote:

There's also a baby shower frenzy time around the end of February and beginning of March. The Easter frenzy, the late spring trampoline frenzy, the new toys frenzy in July, the back to school frenzy, the Halloween frenzy in early September, the got to get the hot toy for the Holiday season so I can hoard it and try to victimize last minute shoppers frenzy, the got to get a Power Wheels vehicle before winter so I have an excuse to not be able to park the SUV in the garage so I have a flimsy pretext to spend the winter in the garage frenzy in late September, the oh s&#~ the costume I got in September is ruined/not current, junior needs a new one frenzy, the holiday season frenzy...

Well, you get the idea, consumers gonna consume. :-)

Especially if the toys are "engineered" to not last very long.

*grumble, Stupid spring in my Christmas X-Wing in '77 broke after a couple days. Stupid, shoddy manufacturing. grumble*

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John Napier 698 wrote:

Rysky,

Found the source code for my Starchart mapping program. It's a bit longer than just "a couple hundred lines." There's four hundred and nine lines of code, but it's still trivial. I wrote it in 2009 - 2010. :)

Ooo.

Grand Lodge

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John Napier 698 wrote:
I sooo hate double shifts, especially doing security. I've lost count of all the times that I had to limp home from all the blisters on my feet.

I recall a particular snafu that messed over one of my sergeants. We had to man tower guard shifts for Bagram, divided into 8 hours each. But the bus took almost an hour to make the circuit on shift changes. So it was anywhere from 8 to 10 hours on the tower.

Since ours was the afternoon shift, we'd show up at 1230, and usually get back around 2200. Only the morning after he went on, we saw him walking back in full gear as we were finishing PT at 0730. Turns out the unit that had the next shift had changed, and the new units detail didn't report in that night. So our man had to pull two 8 hour shifts until the next shift came in. So instead of just having the morning off, he crashed out for the day and reported back in the next day.


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captain yesterday wrote:
captain yesterday wrote:
Congratulations! I myself quit almost ten years ago. Keep at it!

I's is good at with math.

The General helpfully pointed out it was actually almost twenty years ago.

F+#! you time!

Next you'll tell me that nineties were more than 10 years ago?!


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John Napier 698 wrote:

Rysky,

Found the source code for my Starchart mapping program. It's a bit longer than just "a couple hundred lines." There's four hundred and nine lines of code, but it's still trivial. I wrote it in 2009 - 2010. :)

LOL. I have about that many lines of comments in my code, even for simple scripts.

I was trained at a place where the technical documentation was quite literally generated from specially-tagged comments in the code, so you learned to comment everything very very thoroughly...


Tacticslion wrote:
Tacticslion wrote:
Tacticslion wrote:
Rawr! wrote:
Tacticslion wrote:
Tacticslion wrote:
Tacticslion wrote:

Oh! And reminding FaWtL to sign up for taig's Twelve Days of Third Partymas Year Two! Make it less likely (statistically) that I'll win anything and more likely (statistically) that you will*!

* By virtue of the fact that, at present, if you're not signed up, you're at 0%, and, therefore, any chance whatsoever increases from that. XD

NEW PAGE BUMP~! Doooooooooo iiiiiiiiiiiiit~!

(If you want to.)
PAGE THREE BUMP-BA-BUMP-BUMP~!
Thanks for keeping the fires burning! :D

I'm glad to!

(Subtle part four bump!)

Return of the bump part five!

Also, thank you all for your prayers and well-wishes: it means much to her.

EDIT: spelling!

PART SEVEN!

(There is nothing else. I have been shamed by maybe missing a page. I dunno. But it's shameful that it might have happened.)

Eight is enough~!

... but not really. See you all next page~!

(Though I'll likely trim the pyramid a bit...)

So sign up, or share this link with your fellow Paizonians!

Free stuff for people! AWESOME free stuff!


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Drejk wrote:
captain yesterday wrote:
captain yesterday wrote:
Congratulations! I myself quit almost ten years ago. Keep at it!

I's is good at with math.

The General helpfully pointed out it was actually almost twenty years ago.

F+#! you time!

Next you'll tell me that nineties were more than 10 years ago?!

This still surprises me, It only feels like 10 years ago.. or so. And then I remember that I graduated in 2000.. and that was like a loooong time ago,


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John Napier 698 wrote:

Hey, TL.

I've got some very GOOD news. Someone scanned the strategy guide and placed it in a set of cross-linked pages. They can be found here.

P.S. I've also found my Hint Book for Secret of the Silver Blades. When you're ready for that game, let me know.

Forgotten Realms Archives Collection II is on sale now. Contains Pools (of Radiance and of Darkness), Curse, Secrets, and Adventures Unlimited (adventure builder!) plus some other games I never played...

I am not sure if I am sad or happy that my PayPal is empty...

Ah, well, they offer sales for FR archives from time to time, so it's not like the last chance to get them cheaper.


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Speaking of coding, and since I have 5 minutes to spare, even though I work for a megalithic software corporation and see many, many stupid engineering or design decisions every day, some continue to baffle me.

Such as Microsoft Window's unbelievably irritating algorithm that it MUST use a wireless network, no matter how tenuous the connectivity, in preference to a hardwired network, no matter how robust.

Oh, many people will claim that this isn't how Windows works, but try it yourself: Take a Windows 8 or a Windows 10 machine, go somewhere where your wireless connectivity is only one or two bars, hardwire the machine to a 50-100 Mbps line, boot up, and try to do some downloads.

If you're anything like everyone who's visited my house with such a machine, your download will peak at around 1.5 Mbps, IF you're lucky. Hit the "disable wireless" button, and suddenly your download spikes to 50+ Mbps.

WTF, Microsoft?!?!!?


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Rysky wrote:
John Napier 698 wrote:

Rysky,

Found the source code for my Starchart mapping program. It's a bit longer than just "a couple hundred lines." There's four hundred and nine lines of code, but it's still trivial. I wrote it in 2009 - 2010. :)

Ooo.

What can I say? I got bored at work. Wrote it over a couple of days. The mathematics part was easy. Getting it to properly read and process the input files took longer. :)


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I graduated in '94.


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Solnes wrote:
Drejk wrote:
captain yesterday wrote:
captain yesterday wrote:
Congratulations! I myself quit almost ten years ago. Keep at it!

I's is good at with math.

The General helpfully pointed out it was actually almost twenty years ago.

F+#! you time!

Next you'll tell me that nineties were more than 10 years ago?!
This still surprises me, It only feels like 10 years ago.. or so. And then I remember that I graduated in 2000.. and that was like a loooong time ago,

If you graduated any time after 1990, you're still a wee youngster.

John's catching up with me.

And let's hope Haladir or TFY don't show up. (The only two people I know on the boards who are older than me, though I'm sure there are many more in hiding...)


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NobodysHome wrote:
John Napier 698 wrote:

Rysky,

Found the source code for my Starchart mapping program. It's a bit longer than just "a couple hundred lines." There's four hundred and nine lines of code, but it's still trivial. I wrote it in 2009 - 2010. :)

LOL. I have about that many lines of comments in my code, even for simple scripts.

I was trained at a place where the technical documentation was quite literally generated from specially-tagged comments in the code, so you learned to comment everything very very thoroughly...

I comment all my code. I read somewhere that you should program "as if the person who inherits your source is a psychopath who knows where you live". And as an example of non-trivial code, my pet project is modifying the old MS-DOS Small-C compiler to be able to handle structs, unions, and enums. Got a good framework for the structs.


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NobodysHome wrote:
Solnes wrote:
Drejk wrote:
captain yesterday wrote:
captain yesterday wrote:
Congratulations! I myself quit almost ten years ago. Keep at it!

I's is good at with math.

The General helpfully pointed out it was actually almost twenty years ago.

F+#! you time!

Next you'll tell me that nineties were more than 10 years ago?!
This still surprises me, It only feels like 10 years ago.. or so. And then I remember that I graduated in 2000.. and that was like a loooong time ago,

If you graduated any time after 1990, you're still a wee youngster.

John's catching up with me.

And let's hope Haladir or TFY don't show up. (The only two people I know on the boards who are older than me, though I'm sure there are many more in hiding...)

Hardly a wee youngster... but not exactly an old fart either :P

Happily in my mid 30's.


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NobodysHome wrote:

Speaking of coding, and since I have 5 minutes to spare, even though I work for a megalithic software corporation and see many, many stupid engineering or design decisions every day, some continue to baffle me.

Such as Microsoft Window's unbelievably irritating algorithm that it MUST use a wireless network, no matter how tenuous the connectivity, in preference to a hardwired network, no matter how robust.

Oh, many people will claim that this isn't how Windows works, but try it yourself: Take a Windows 8 or a Windows 10 machine, go somewhere where your wireless connectivity is only one or two bars, hardwire the machine to a 50-100 Mbps line, boot up, and try to do some downloads.

If you're anything like everyone who's visited my house with such a machine, your download will peak at around 1.5 Mbps, IF you're lucky. Hit the "disable wireless" button, and suddenly your download spikes to 50+ Mbps.

WTF, Microsoft?!?!!?

This is what happens when non-programmers decide program features. Someone should boil programming tutorials down to a liquid so they could be used in IV bags.


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Tacticslion wrote:
Tacticslion wrote:
Tacticslion wrote:
Tacticslion wrote:
Rawr! wrote:
Tacticslion wrote:
Tacticslion wrote:
Tacticslion wrote:

Oh! And reminding FaWtL to sign up for taig's Twelve Days of Third Partymas Year Two! Make it less likely (statistically) that I'll win anything and more likely (statistically) that you will*!

* By virtue of the fact that, at present, if you're not signed up, you're at 0%, and, therefore, any chance whatsoever increases from that. XD

NEW PAGE BUMP~! Doooooooooo iiiiiiiiiiiiit~!

(If you want to.)
PAGE THREE BUMP-BA-BUMP-BUMP~!
Thanks for keeping the fires burning! :D

I'm glad to!

(Subtle part four bump!)

Return of the bump part five!

Also, thank you all for your prayers and well-wishes: it means much to her.

EDIT: spelling!

PART SEVEN!

(There is nothing else. I have been shamed by maybe missing a page. I dunno. But it's shameful that it might have happened.)

Eight is enough~!

... but not really. See you all next page~!

(Though I'll likely trim the pyramid a bit...)

So sign up, or share this link with your fellow Paizonians!

Free stuff for people! AWESOME free stuff!

If you keep telling people about it I'm going to have to keep increasing my odds.

Puts on bunny ears, a cute little bunny nose, an adorable cotton tail, and grabs a carrot.

That's okay, dignity is overrated anyway.


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captain yesterday wrote:
I graduated in '94.

I graduated in '95...

Spoiler:
Elementary school

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