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NobodysHome wrote:

Freehold, take note.

...what?


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I have disrobed in my confusion.


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Freehold DM wrote:
NobodysHome wrote:

Freehold, take note.

...what?

My impression was that you worked out a lot in the hopes of attaining the ideal male form.

I figured I should send you an example.


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NobodysHome wrote:
Freehold DM wrote:
NobodysHome wrote:

Freehold, take note.

...what?

My impression was that you worked out a lot in the hopes of attaining the ideal male form.

I figured I should send you an example.

me, work out?

Oh man. Maybe a lifetime ago...

I used to be somwthing approaching fit, but that was back in 05.

Miss it.

I *have* started a new workout routine, however. On week 1.5. We will see what happens...

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I don't live in America =( So you can't pick me up =(


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Just a Mort wrote:
I don't live in America =( So you can't pick me up =(

We'll send Hi in his Ford Fairmont-o-doom to pick you up...

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How is it crossing 8000 km of ocean?


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So yesterday I saw a psychiatrist to deal with my insomnia and what has become a neurotic degree of anxiety. She unofficially diagnosed me with depression, which is apparently different from anxiety, and sent me home with two heavy-duty meds so that I can get some sleep until/if a more permanent solution arises: One med was a freebie sample from the manufacturer that she gave me right then and there, and the other I picked up from Walgreens that afternoon.

This morning I went to my sleep clinic to follow up on the sleep study I had last week. The clinic diagnosed me with sleep apnea, which explains the depression -- people tend to get hopeless when they go days without sleep, shocking right? I was then told that I would need to come in for a second sleep study to fit me for a CPAP mask, and then a second follow-up to get me set up with a machine. When questioned, the staff could not explain why I need not one but two more appointments to get a desperately-needed solution to my extreme insomnia, or why they couldn't schedule the second one any sooner than two months from now.

To be fair, it did take me a lot longer to find a therapist who was both taking patients and not booked 2-3 months out. And I am waitlisted at the sleep clinic, so I may get in much sooner if I pester them.

But it strikes me as somehow lopsided that I walked out of a psych's office with two heavy-duty meds the same day, but I walked out of a specialty clinic with the mere distant promise of a non-chemical tried-and-true solution to my problem. So yay for chemical solutions, because without them a two-month wait for a CPAP machine would lose me my job and my insurance -- and probably my life. But at the same time I am not shocked that so many people get addicted to Rx meds.

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Insomnia isn't a thing with me generally. Again I'll joke that I run around so much in the day that when it comes to bedtime, I'll just flop over in the basket. Or failing that, I attempt to meditate, which sends me off to sleep. Hopefully those meds help you.


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So I went to the store looking for a used PS4 in between classes today, shenanigans happened, and now I own a brand new Nintendo Switch and Breath of the Wild.


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Just a Mort wrote:
How is it crossing 8000 km of ocean?

Ford it.


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Best of luck to you in the fight for quality sleep.

PM me if you need to talk.


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Nothing in America even compares to Cairo. You wanna talk bad roads? One hour of driving in Cairo might give you PTSD.


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Just a Mort wrote:
How is it crossing 8000 km of ocean?

Replace the wheels with pontoons and strap a jet engine in the back.

And if it's from Texas, the horn will be replaced by a minigun that fires blanks :p


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Tequila, I wish you massive luck, and I hope all goes well with the sleep studies.


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Tequila Sunrise wrote:

So yesterday I saw a psychiatrist to deal with my insomnia and what has become a neurotic degree of anxiety. She unofficially diagnosed me with depression, which is apparently different from anxiety, and sent me home with two heavy-duty meds so that I can get some sleep until/if a more permanent solution arises: One med was a freebie sample from the manufacturer that she gave me right then and there, and the other I picked up from Walgreens that afternoon.

This morning I went to my sleep clinic to follow up on the sleep study I had last week. The clinic diagnosed me with sleep apnea, which explains the depression -- people tend to get hopeless when they go days without sleep, shocking right? I was then told that I would need to come in for a second sleep study to fit me for a CPAP mask, and then a second follow-up to get me set up with a machine. When questioned, the staff could not explain why I need not one but two more appointments to get a desperately-needed solution to my extreme insomnia, or why they couldn't schedule the second one any sooner than two months from now.

To be fair, it did take me a lot longer to find a therapist who was both taking patients and not booked 2-3 months out. And I am waitlisted at the sleep clinic, so I may get in much sooner if I pester them.

But it strikes me as somehow lopsided that I walked out of a psych's office with two heavy-duty meds the same day, but I walked out of a specialty clinic with the mere distant promise of a non-chemical tried-and-true solution to my problem. So yay for chemical solutions, because without them a two-month wait for a CPAP machine would lose me my job and my insurance -- and probably my life. But at the same time I am not shocked that so many people get addicted to Rx meds.

Wow. Ouch.

Good luck! And yeah, hate hate HATE the "meds are easy and quick, so let people get addicted waiting for real solutions" approach.

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NH - if the meds can provide some kind of relief to his problem, why not? You can't function without sleep, and he can't afford to wait two months to diagnose what really is causing his sleep problems. Besides reading online, chronic lack of sleep can be caused by depression too.


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Just a Mort wrote:
NH - if the meds can provide some kind of relief to his problem, why not? You can't function without sleep, and he can't afford to wait two months to diagnose what really is causing his sleep problems. Besides reading online, chronic lack of sleep can be caused by depression too.

As an 11-year alcoholic, addiction isn't something to be dismissed so lightly.

Getting someone addicted to meds because you can't be bothered to get them equipment in a timely manner is inexcusable.

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Terrinam - I don't think that's sound. Airplanes can fly because their wings produce lift. They also can steer in the air because they have aerilons on their wings. If you strapped a jet engine and pontoons on a car, even if the frame of the car could take the heat from the engine without melting down, you would have an uncontrollable vehicle.

Let's not get into flying at high altitudes without a pressurized cabin. The glass would shatter outwards and you'd get sucked out of the car.

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It's not can't be bothered to get equipment. It's that there are too many people waiting for the equipment. Life still goes on.

It's like you may need an organ transplant, but there are no organs available. What to do?


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Just a Mort wrote:

Terrinam - I don't think that's sound. Airplanes can fly because their wings produce lift. They also can steer in the air because they have aerilons on their wings. If you strapped a jet engine and pontoons on a car, even if the frame of the car could take the heat from the engine without melting down, you would have an uncontrollable vehicle.

Let's not get into flying at high altitudes without a pressurized cabin. The glass would shatter outwards and you'd get sucked out of the car.

The vehicle is also going to be too heavy to get very far above the water before gravity pulls it back down.

What you have is a really large, really fast jet ski :D


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*Peeks out from beneath his cover-shell*

Yikes! Best of lucky to you Tequila to navigate the obligatory waiting-lists as quickly as possible!

And if you wanna talk PM me, or hit me up here. I honestly don't have any real personal experience with insomnia, so I might not be of that much help there...
But depression is something I have a lot of personal experience with, so there I might have an insight or two (Medication, questions, you name it!)

*Gives thumbs up before retreating back into his cover-shell*

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You know I can't go on a roller-coaster without yowling? I'm a scardey-cat.

I actually know friends who are pilots, so if I really wanted a breakdown on why you shouldn't strap a jet engine to a car, I'm sure I could get it.

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My idea of dealing with insomnia is really a buttload of physical activity. Like being up at 5 am to go to rainbow waterfalls.

The lovely thing about that holiday? Everyday we stuffed ourselves at meals(and the food was good!) and at the end of the trip, I actually lost 2kg!

Bottomline: Any kind of climbing burns calories like no one's business.

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About jet engines strapped to cars...

JATO=Jet assisted take off.

Edson C. Hendricks says, "Baffles me why anyone would believe the JATO story, because it's physically implausible. Attaching a modern JATO to an automobile so that it will not tear free on firing would be a remarkable engineering feat. Anyone smart enough to accomplish that, would also be smart enough to be nowhere near when the JATO is fired! Leaving that aside, as long as the car stays on the ground, the wheels would have sufficient friction to keep the motion straight, although they would probably lack the traction to maintain stability. Once the contraption became airborne, there would be NOTHING to stabilize the flight. Those doodads on airplanes like wings and tail assemblies are not only for style, but to keep the aircraft level. An airborne automobile propelled by an attached JATO would slam nose down into the ground in very short order."


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Just a Mort wrote:

About jet engines strapped to cars...

JATO=Jet assisted take off.

Edson C. Hendricks says, "Baffles me why anyone would believe the JATO story, because it's physically implausible. Attaching a modern JATO to an automobile so that it will not tear free on firing would be a remarkable engineering feat. Anyone smart enough to accomplish that, would also be smart enough to be nowhere near when the JATO is fired! Leaving that aside, as long as the car stays on the ground, the wheels would have sufficient friction to keep the motion straight, although they would probably lack the traction to maintain stability. Once the contraption became airborne, there would be NOTHING to stabilize the flight. Those doodads on airplanes like wings and tail assemblies are not only for style, but to keep the aircraft level. An airborne automobile propelled by an attached JATO would slam nose down into the ground in very short order."

A JATO is a type of rocket.

There are two types of get engines. One has been experimentally incorporated in cars since the 1950s, and was a feature of vehicles like the Chrysler Turbine Car. The other type has been noted as being worthless for cars and gives very little benefit for the energy output when on land.

I was thinking of the second type. Mounting it in a car isn't very difficult and they're not big enough size is going to stop you. You won't see the speeds of a jet fighter when on water, but you'll still travel pretty fast.


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Freehold DM wrote:
NobodysHome wrote:

NobodysWife just sometimes doesn't understand impulsive stupidity.

She sent me and Shiro this video.

So now the big question is, "When can we take 3 weeks off from work so we can rent 2-3 giant RVs, drive to Florida in them, stay in that house for a week, and then drive home?"

NobodysWife: <headdesk>

EDIT: And yes. Considering the house fits 45 people and we just don't have that many friends, in the unlikely event this plan ever comes to fruition we'll invite all the FaWtLers and pick them up along the way. Unless "the way" involves driving an RV across the Atlantic (or Pacific). RVs handle like crap in the ocean.

sticks out thumb, aphrodisiacs, waits for NobodysCar

With that amount of aphrodisiacs.... it's not just your thumb that's sticking out.

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DSXMachina wrote:
Freehold DM wrote:
NobodysHome wrote:

NobodysWife just sometimes doesn't understand impulsive stupidity.

She sent me and Shiro this video.

So now the big question is, "When can we take 3 weeks off from work so we can rent 2-3 giant RVs, drive to Florida in them, stay in that house for a week, and then drive home?"

NobodysWife: <headdesk>

EDIT: And yes. Considering the house fits 45 people and we just don't have that many friends, in the unlikely event this plan ever comes to fruition we'll invite all the FaWtLers and pick them up along the way. Unless "the way" involves driving an RV across the Atlantic (or Pacific). RVs handle like crap in the ocean.

sticks out thumb, aphrodisiacs, waits for NobodysCar
With that amount of aphrodisiacs.... it's not just your thumb that's sticking out.

That is gonna be one damn uncomfortable car ride, too.

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Terrinam - how are you going to steer it, that's the problem. Boats have rudders. Cars do not.

Cars steer by changing directions of wheels, which you've already replaced by pontoons.


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Who said anything about steering? Just aim, ignite, and pray :p

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Oh Noes. You just told a kitty cat of law and order that.

It's going to be one short trip that ends with you crashing into a rock...

Get the point about me not being a dreamer? Mind you I've never even studied engineering because there's too much Maths involved...


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10 PM in Pittsburgh and the rain has turned into snow.


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Terrinam wrote:
Just aim, ignite, and pray :p

My people!


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Condensed Random Thoughts:

1. I bought a tent today. An almost-new, 6-man tent, used once and in great shape, for $30 on Craigslist. And it's green.

2. I am two-thirds of the way through working 33 scheduled hours in three days, after working 18 hours the two previous days. Which is a 51-hour week. And I do not get overtime. I am really tired. Never work for a private school.

3. Never been to Cairo, but Jamaican drivers and Jamaican roads are the worst in my book. I've lived and driven in Dallas, Chicago, Florida, Rome, and Jamaica, and the Jamaicans are a special kind of bat-crap insane behind the wheel. And up in the mountains, what passes for roads take sphincters of iron to drive on.

4. I finally mailed my Godson's Christmas present YESTERDAY, wrapped in Valentine's paper and labeled "Happy New Year". His birthday is in three weeks. I am a failure.


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I used to have insomnia, but...bipolar being what it is, I got prescribed Seroquel. Now I have trouble waking up in the morning, but I'll be damned if I don't get at least 9 hours sleep now - within fifteen minutes of popping my nightly meds most nights.

Depakote doesn't hurt falling asleep either, but I'm sure Seroquel is doing the heavy lifting, as I took it before Depakote and it made me pass out for 14 hours the first weekend I took it...and that was before they buffed me up to my current dosage.

Before that I would have to double up on a mix of benadryl and melatonin just to fall asleep - and it usually took an hour to fully hit me, and I didn't have nearly as deep a sleep. These days I'll sleep through a rock concert if I took my meds four hours earlier - before I would wake up any time the wind blew irregularly.

Insomnia isn't fun, but playing on a computer doesn't help. Blue light lowers the body's natural melatonin count, and associating your bed with other things besides sleep makes it more difficult to just lay down and let out.


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It's almost midnight. About to close the garage and go home. Today's the last day of my hotspot time, so I may not be on-line tomorrow. I hate it when things run out between pays.

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Oooh. It’s the Chinese New Year Goodie rush. The Garlic fishballs are proving a problem(apparently the machine spoilt and the vendor couldn’t get stock), but I’ll be making a trip down to one of the dudes I know to pick up pineapple tarts for my office colleagues, and some prawn crackers for ourselves.

It’s actually one of the few types of shopping I actually enjoy…food…glorious food…


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NobodysHome wrote:
Just a Mort wrote:
I don't live in America =( So you can't pick me up =(

We'll send Hi in his Ford Fairmont-o-doom to pick you up...

Just A Mort wrote:
How is it crossing 8000 km of ocean?

Pan Samochodzik?


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Tequila Sunrise wrote:

So yesterday I saw a psychiatrist to deal with my insomnia and what has become a neurotic degree of anxiety. She unofficially diagnosed me with depression, which is apparently different from anxiety, and sent me home with two heavy-duty meds so that I can get some sleep until/if a more permanent solution arises: One med was a freebie sample from the manufacturer that she gave me right then and there, and the other I picked up from Walgreens that afternoon.

This morning I went to my sleep clinic to follow up on the sleep study I had last week. The clinic diagnosed me with sleep apnea, which explains the depression -- people tend to get hopeless when they go days without sleep, shocking right? I was then told that I would need to come in for a second sleep study to fit me for a CPAP mask, and then a second follow-up to get me set up with a machine. When questioned, the staff could not explain why I need not one but two more appointments to get a desperately-needed solution to my extreme insomnia, or why they couldn't schedule the second one any sooner than two months from now.

To be fair, it did take me a lot longer to find a therapist who was both taking patients and not booked 2-3 months out. And I am waitlisted at the sleep clinic, so I may get in much sooner if I pester them.

But it strikes me as somehow lopsided that I walked out of a psych's office with two heavy-duty meds the same day, but I walked out of a specialty clinic with the mere distant promise of a non-chemical tried-and-true solution to my problem. So yay for chemical solutions, because without them a two-month wait for a CPAP machine would lose me my job and my insurance -- and probably my life. But at the same time I am not shocked that so many people get addicted to Rx meds.

Ach - that sounds like a right pain. Hope the pills help while you're waiting for the sleep clinic to sort you out.


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Well, time to grind my way back up the Hearthstone ladder.

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Tell me how far you get,gran master. Your humble student seeks instruction.


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Oh, I only ever go to rank 20 and then switch to casual. Just so I get a chest at the end of the month.

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Ah I push to see how far I can go but only managed 18 =(

Some musings about random things. In high school, our teacher asked us to keep a journal. And we'd spend half an hour every week writing in it, supposedly about anything. Naive, innocent me, of course wrote about the mmorpg I was playing back then, Everquest. Yep I know it's an old classic. Then my parents get called up to school, being told that I may have an addiction problem with the game in question. And I should divert my time spent on the game on... Well socializing with classmates and being more "in reality."

I found I really didnt have much to write for journals. If you're not even allowed to write about what you like, then what is the point on keeping a journal if you have to guard what's really going on inside.

I think if I transfered my older self now back to my younger self back then, I would have told the teacher after she called my parents - I have nothing to write during journal class, since everything I write about gets me into trouble. Then take out a book to read or something.

Sure it'd get ME into trouble for breaching the rules, but it's a screwed if you do, screwed if you don't situation.

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The root of the problem I suspect was that I was, and in certain ways, am, too different.

I find it hard to talk to people who don't share my hobbies. And honestly I only have a few hobbies and none of them were considered socially acceptable. Gaming? You're a girl. Girls shouldn't be playing computer games. The girls were thinking I was obsessed with playing computer games, and the guys were not happy with this girl in a guy's world, when I tried to talk to them about computer games. And tried to snub me whenever possible.

Most of the girls in high school were interested in fashion, shopping and mooning over flimstars. OK Orlando Bloom is a heartthrob but I ain't going to go on for days on that. I mean, come on. So it was really hard for me to pretend to be interested in things, that even to this day, I have no interest in. And I found it very awkward holding a conversation on topics I know jack sh*t about and have no interest about.

Is it not surprising I preferred to retreat into a world of my own?

*hears imaginary play in the background*


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In high school I had to do something like that too. I think they just called it "free writing". Every Friday for 5 or 10 minutes, I don't remember, we had to write. It supposedly didn't matter what you wrote, so long as you wrote for the entire time. But if you wrote odd things the teacher would report it to the principal, who would call your parents about it. That makes sense in some situations, I guess, but when my parents were getting called every week because I was writing play-by-play recounts of various games I played (40k and Battletech mostly), it gets boring. Especially since all the teacher/principal would say is "We don't understand what the heck he's writing about, so there's probably something wrong with him." I could have solved the "issue" by writing other stuff, but I figured if I had to do something I didn't want to do then I might as well gain some enjoyment from confusing them.

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I couldn't even write other stuff if I wanted to. I'm very single minded and focused on things. If there's something I want/like, I won't look, nor talk about anything else until it's done to my satisfaction.

That trait of mine is still present. Note that a large majority of my posts are about PBP, RAW, because the subject interests me? And for subjects that don't, generally I'll just not respond to those posts?

I never wanted to upset my parents but I just couldn't pretend to be normal. I mean I wouldn't be able to gain enjoyment confusing people. I'd feel upset for causing them trouble, but yet I couldn't deny that somewhere I was just too different.


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It didn't bother my parents. The first time they asked me "What is this?" so I said "Remember when my buddy came over on Saturday and we played some games? It's that." They said "Ok", and as far as they were concerned that was that. But the teacher/principal just couldn't get it through their head that nothing was weird. It just got annoying coming home every Monday and having my Mom or Dad say "Got another call from your school. Still writing up games in English class?"

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It bothered my parents. I got lectured on why couldn't I be like everyone else and socialize instead of keeping to myself. And living in an imaginary world would do me no good. My Dad even commented about my tastes in books and said I should read something other then fantasy books. I mean WTF I am not committing any crimes why should I be scolded for it? Is reading fantasy a crime? Is playing computer games a crime? Is being different a crime?

Ok. That was a LOT of angst.


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I guess I'm lucky in that my folks didn't mind my reading sci-fi and fantasy (granted, the only fantasy I've ever really read is Tolkien) and just encouraged me to read. Hell, from 2nd through 6th or 7th grade I would occasionally write stories wherein one or more of my classmates would be killed in odd ways, and then I as the detective would attempt to solve the murder. Usually by just shrugging and saying "These things happen." They thought this was a perfectly healthy way to deal with my anger towards the people who were annoying me. (For the record, I didn't kill them in the story, they would die as the result of strange and very convoluted accidents.)


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Pathfinder Adventure Path, Rulebook, Starfinder Adventure Path, Starfinder Roleplaying Game, Starfinder Society Subscriber

We had two bookshelves just for sci-fi and fantasy books.

Our house was filled with books.

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