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Spiderweb beret? in General
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In short, if you look good, you're a good soldier
I think you may be getting carried away in the heat of the discussion. You can't seriously mean that a person's ability to comply with their employer's dress code (even one as strict as yours) is an indication of how well they perform their duties. My brother was top recruit in his intake in the air force - he didn't earn that honour based on his appearance.

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All berets look terible in that "position" You have to wear them, and shape them pretty much in order to make them "sit" properly... A good beret is not a good beret until it has been worn for a few months, and during this time made dripping wet, and worn till it has dried out
You've clearly never worn chiffon.

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Clothes can allso be a method of identification, and furthermore expression. With a slight danger of sounding gay - Clothes can be art.

Of course clothes can be a method of identification - your career choice is an example of that, as are the sub-cultures (eg goth) where people try to conform in appearance. My previous post was made because I took offence at your implication that I lack self-respect because I wear average 'normal' clothing. I thought my explanation of why I wear average clothing demonstrated that I have a healthy sense of self-respect. BTW there's nothing wrong with being gay, one of my closest friends at work is gay.

I'd suggest you calm down, and think a little more rationally before you make your next post. Some of statements you've made are sure to attract flamers.

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We meet and part now over all the world;
we, the lost company,
take hands together in the night, forget
the night in our brief happiness, silently.
-- Judith Wright

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Spiderweb beret? in General
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If you wear clothes everyone else wears, clothes which follow the commercial average style - without giving any thought to what messages you send, without giving any regard to your respective personality - THEN you lack self respect. If anyone wears "normal" clothes because this is in accordance to their actual personality, their oppinions, their culture - then I'll respect it. But if they wear a certain style - regardless of which - because of a mask, be that the wish for acceptance, a fear of expressing yourself, a wish to look like, or be associated with a certain character or personality - which is not your own, but one which you want to adapt - then I do NOT respect your choice in clothing at all, and I will stress that this would be showing a severe lack of self respect.
If you respect yourself, you will not be afraid to show the real you. If the real you is a person with a so-called gothic style, then what is wrong with dressing "gothic"?
Sounds like you allow your clothing to define you. For me, clothes need to be comfortable, clean, provide warmth, and cover me enough for public decency. I certainly do not use my clothes to make a statement about myself. I use my words and actions for that, not my appearance.

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We meet and part now over all the world;
we, the lost company,
take hands together in the night, forget
the night in our brief happiness, silently.
-- Judith Wright

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AAAAAAAGGGHHH!!!!! AAAAAAAAHHHH!!!!!! in Tech Support
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Zephyr, I've said this at least twice before to you (but you haven't responded).

Do you know anyone in RL who is handy with computers that can help you? (eg A family member or friend)

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take hands together in the night, forget
the night in our brief happiness, silently.
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Personality Test in General
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It was explained to me that the E/I scale is about what recharges you. That Extrovert people find socialising energises them, while Introvert people find socialising can be draining and need solitude to recharge their batteries. Introverts can have great people skills, and are not necessarily shy and socially awkward. This is different to the normal understanding of extrovert/introvert.

It makes sense to me. I'm an INFP, and I enjoy some of the customer contact in my workplace - the appointments where I'm meeting people in one-on-one situations, helping them, etc. I don't like reception where there's a line of people all day, I find that very tiring.

And is anyone surprised that there are a lot of I types among the players of Spiderweb games? An I type enjoys solitude and solitary activities. Spiderweb games are single player games.

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We meet and part now over all the world;
we, the lost company,
take hands together in the night, forget
the night in our brief happiness, silently.
-- Judith Wright

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Personality Test in General
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From the handouts they gave us when we did MBTI test at work:
The T-F scale (the way you like to go about deciding things)
T (thinking) - You tend to base your decisions on logic and on objective analysis of cause and effect
F (feeling) - You tend to base your decisions primarily on values and on subjective evaluation of person-centered concerns

From elsewhere on the same handout:
Remember that everyone uses each of the preferences at different times; your reported type shows which you are likely to prefer the most and probably use most often.

If one person is higher on the T end of the scale than another person then both of them tend to base decisions on impersonal analysis and logic rather than on personal values, the person with a higher T percentage does so to a greater degree.

[ Thursday, June 05, 2003 23:48: Message edited by: Kyna ]

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We meet and part now over all the world;
we, the lost company,
take hands together in the night, forget
the night in our brief happiness, silently.
-- Judith Wright

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Personality Test in General
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My team at work did the Myers-Briggs test last year.

I came out as INFP, but I can't remember the percentages.

[ Thursday, June 05, 2003 16:29: Message edited by: Kyna ]

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We meet and part now over all the world;
we, the lost company,
take hands together in the night, forget
the night in our brief happiness, silently.
-- Judith Wright

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A suggestion for the UBB script in General
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Dumb newbie question:

Isn't the CONTENT of the posts (ie what the person has to say) more important than the member number or number of posts?

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take hands together in the night, forget
the night in our brief happiness, silently.
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Is computer bad for your eyes? in General
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My mother tried trifocals, but she couldn't get used to them.

She's needed glasses as long as I can remember for distance vision (eg driving). In her 50s she started to need help with her vision when reading - so she switched to bifocals.

While the bifocals help her with reading and distance vision, they don't help with a computer screen. Bifocals work because you glance down to read (the reading lenses are at the bottom) and look straight ahead to drive (through the distance lenses). The problem with bifocals is you need to look straight ahead to use a computer, meaning you are looking through the lenses that help with distance when your eyes need assistance with something not far away.

Since trifocals didn't work for her, she uses a second pair of glasses for the computer and her bifocals for reading & driving.

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We meet and part now over all the world;
we, the lost company,
take hands together in the night, forget
the night in our brief happiness, silently.
-- Judith Wright

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Is computer bad for your eyes? in General
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Genetics is more complicated than 'if your parents both share this trait ... you will have it too'.

My parents and siblings all have dark hair. I don't. I inherited my hair colour from my great grandfather (it skipped two generations entirely). My son is colourblind. Neither his father or I am, he got the colourblind genes from his grandfather (my father). Maybe you inherited the gene for poor eyesight from your grandparents or great grandparents, or even further back than that.

If you are really concerned about your eyes, it would be best to seek a professional opinion instead of relying on hearsay from a bulletin board.

Next time you go to see your eye doctor take a list of your questions with you, so that you can get a well-informed answer from someone who has years of training on the subject.

[ Wednesday, June 04, 2003 05:59: Message edited by: Kyna ]

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We meet and part now over all the world;
we, the lost company,
take hands together in the night, forget
the night in our brief happiness, silently.
-- Judith Wright

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Is computer bad for your eyes? in General
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People need to wear glasses for a lot of reasons. The most common one is genetics - they inherited poor eyesight.

I came from a family of 6 children. My mother and both her parents needed glasses. One of my brothers started wearing glasses in his early teens. My sister and I were both in our early twenties when we started wearing glasses. My other three brothers take after my father - they've never needed glasses. If your friend doesn't need glasses then maybe he didn't inherit poor eyesight.

Heavy, continuous use of computers can cause eye damage, but it's more likely to cause problems such as backache and neck pain. Not to mention the problems relating to social isolation, lack of RL interaction and insufficient exercise for people who choose to spend all their leisure time at the computer. Too much time spent at a computer is not good for your health for a number of reasons.

OH&S guidelines at my work include:
* positioning the monitor, the mouse and keyboard at the right distance and height, and making sure your chair is adjusted correctly
* taking a 10 minute break every hour, focusing your eyes at different distances
* use an anti-glare screen in front of the monitor if the glare is giving you eyestrain
* take a walk during that 10 minute break, do back stretches and neck rolls

[ Wednesday, June 04, 2003 04:12: Message edited by: Kyna ]

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We meet and part now over all the world;
we, the lost company,
take hands together in the night, forget
the night in our brief happiness, silently.
-- Judith Wright

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Is computer bad for your eyes? in General
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My workplace has same OH&S (occupational health & safety) guidelines regarding computer usage. My employer also provides eye tests every couple of years. They wouldn't spend the money on eye tests for all their employees if there wasn't some reason to be concerned.

Fortunately monitors have improved markedly over the years. At one stage the eye tests were annual events, and were much more detailed than the most recent test I had. Early model monitors were a much greater cause for concern. Some people in my workplace find anti-glare screens in front of their computer screens help reduce eye strain.

The constant focussing of your eyes at the same distance isn't good. Take a 10 minute break every hour, focussing your eyes on things at different distances.

Also, you can develop aches in your shoulders and back from continually sitting in the same posture. Use that 10 minute break to walk about, do neck rolls, arm stretches, etc.

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We meet and part now over all the world;
we, the lost company,
take hands together in the night, forget
the night in our brief happiness, silently.
-- Judith Wright

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Gif animator in General
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Originally posted by Infamous Wise Man:
NaCN: sorry to say, but you just repeated what i posted earlier.


Before the above comment was made, I wasn't going to point out that I had already posted the same thing. Scroll back to 7.05am on 2nd June.

[End petty mode]

[ Tuesday, June 03, 2003 15:10: Message edited by: Kyna ]

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We meet and part now over all the world;
we, the lost company,
take hands together in the night, forget
the night in our brief happiness, silently.
-- Judith Wright

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Since posting my earlier post in this thread, it occurred to me that you might be using someone else's computer (eg it belongs to your parents or an older sibling).

There's no way I would have let my kids change a file's associated program on my computer when they were 11. When they were that age I always kept a close eye on what they were doing on the computer, and at one point I used a 'nanny' program to prevent my children changing stuff I didn't want them to touch. Perhaps you should ask someone else in your house to fix this problem and the other problem you are having with links.

In the meantime, to open a zip file you can just open winzip and then open the zip file from within winzip.

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We meet and part now over all the world;
we, the lost company,
take hands together in the night, forget
the night in our brief happiness, silently.
-- Judith Wright

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Simple workaround solution (but doesn't fix the cause of the problem):

To work around that, you could open your unzipping program (winzip?) first, then open the zip file from within the unzipping program.

More complex solution (but probably better in the longterm):

Did you know you can change the program that a file suffix is associated with? You can change it so that clicking on a zip file will open your unzipping program instead of opening Paintbox.

One way to get to the file types menu is to open a folder. In the 'view' menu on the menu bar you'll see 'folder options'. Click on it. The third tab 'File Types' in folder options is the one to change which program will open files with a particular suffix.

It might be easier for you if you get help from a friend or relative who is good with computers. If you don't know what you are doing, you might end up associating more file types with the wrong programs.

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We meet and part now over all the world;
we, the lost company,
take hands together in the night, forget
the night in our brief happiness, silently.
-- Judith Wright

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AAAAGGGGHHHH!!!!!!!!!!!! in Tech Support
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Could you be more specific on the nature of your problem? It's hard to help on a statement that vague.

I'm not sure how browser difficulties are related to Spiderweb. Do you know anyone in RL who acts as your 'tech guru' (a relative or friend who is good with computer problems) who could help you fix it?

I use IE and clicking on links works for me, unless I run out of memory - rebooting fixes that, or if I have too many IE windows open, which rarely happens as I close extra windows once I'm done with them.

[ Sunday, June 01, 2003 18:56: Message edited by: Kyna ]

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We meet and part now over all the world;
we, the lost company,
take hands together in the night, forget
the night in our brief happiness, silently.
-- Judith Wright

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Living in Valorim in The Avernum Trilogy
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Aloreal, I'm surprised you would pick Lorelei given the difficulties of getting skribbane into the city. I wouldn't be surprised if the guards in Lorelei set up a drug squad to deal with the skribbane smugglers within the city.

I wouldn't mind living on the Isle of Bigail (after I'd cleared it of the Anama, who are too narrow minded for me to have them as neighbours). A quiet cottage somewhere near the GIFTS. Then I'd invite Crisper over for afternoon tea, and introduce him to my friendly neighbours. I'm sure they'd find him both neat and cute.

[ Monday, May 26, 2003 09:37: Message edited by: Kyna ]

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We meet and part now over all the world;
we, the lost company,
take hands together in the night, forget
the night in our brief happiness, silently.
-- Judith Wright

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Club in General
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I think a club where the younger members of the board, such as Order Mage, can hang out and still be Spiderwebby is a great idea.

I've noticed that our younger members, including Order Mage and Zephyr, sometimes attract criticism simply because their posting style, questions, comments, etc, are age appropriate. They are also looking to the Spiderweb board for friendship and social stuff. A club might be a better environment for the socialising they are looking for - leaving them less open to the flaming that has happened in this thread and in the recent buddy thread.

I'd recommend the admins lay some firm rules about the behaviour standards you want to enforce, and always keep in mind that you need to practice safe behaviour on the internet (eg don't give out too much RL info, and be careful when going to meet online friends as that kid you are going to meet in RL may not be a kid after all).

To everyone who joins this club (and I won't be joining you) - I hope you have a lot of fun hanging out, and that you keep in mind the Spiderweb board already fills a niche. You don't need to try to copy what the Spiderweb board does so well.

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We meet and part now over all the world;
we, the lost company,
take hands together in the night, forget
the night in our brief happiness, silently.
-- Judith Wright

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What do you think I should do? in General
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I have a job, and i'm still broke (waste to much money on mainly pointless things, girlfriend, bad betts, and going to see movies)
I also have a job and am still broke. I spend too much of my income on things like rent, groceries, electricity, transport costs, etc.

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Actually the term business partner implies that they aren't your friend.

Not necessarily. I wouldn't go into business with someone who wasn't my friend, or at least someone I got on well with and thought I could trust.

Have you tried talking to your partner, asking him to explain the discrepancy in income? Have you tried renegotiating with him how the profits are split? Best not to do it when you're feeling angry, as anger can be counter productive - he may decide he doesn't need you, and it sounds like you need him to transport you and the mower to some of your customers.

[ Thursday, May 22, 2003 08:14: Message edited by: Kyna ]

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We meet and part now over all the world;
we, the lost company,
take hands together in the night, forget
the night in our brief happiness, silently.
-- Judith Wright

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The Age of Chaos(the book) in General
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If it's based on the Exile/Avernum world, have you considered turning it into a BOE scenario?

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we, the lost company,
take hands together in the night, forget
the night in our brief happiness, silently.
-- Judith Wright

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The Age of Chaos(the book) in General
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You could publish it on your own website. If you don't have one, create one.

If you're really serious about publishing, and want to protect copyright, etc, This is a link to advice from a successful fantasy author.

EDIT: I assume that the work is entirely original, and is not based on anyone else's intellectual property (eg Spiderweb games). Publishers definitely won't touch it if it's not entirely your original work.

[ Wednesday, May 14, 2003 17:04: Message edited by: Kyna ]

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We meet and part now over all the world;
we, the lost company,
take hands together in the night, forget
the night in our brief happiness, silently.
-- Judith Wright

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Farewell in General
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People also leave when they get new interests, either elsewhere on the internet or in RL. We tend not to notice their departure, as they simply drop out of sight without posting goodbye messages. It's a sad fact of the internet that people do move on to new interests and leave their old ones behind. I wonder how many of our 2970+ members here have silently moved on?

I'm still new here (only been here three months), but I've noticed two things about farewell messages elsewhere on the internet. Firstly, the poster usually does drop by to see what sort of response their goodbye post received (whether as a wanderer, under another account, or as the poster). Secondly, most people who post goodbye messages do return, sometimes using another account. Note that I said most, not all.

There is nothing abnormal or wrong about these behaviours. After all, why would you start a topic if you are uninterested in the response? It's human nature to want to know how people respond to your actions, if they'll miss you when you've gone. And why would you bother posting a goodbye message if you didn't care about the community you were leaving? That involvement in the community is the reason most people tend to return after posting 'farewell'.

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We meet and part now over all the world;
we, the lost company,
take hands together in the night, forget
the night in our brief happiness, silently.
-- Judith Wright

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death, or something like it. in General
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For me, a peaceful death after a relatively short illness, with lots of painkillers and surrounded by my family. This is the way my grandparents passed away, and it gave the family a chance to say goodbye. Unlike my brother's death, which was sudden and unexpected.

For my party I'd prefer going out in a blaze of glory, doing something really stupid but lots of fun. Like attempting to take out a big monster while still low level.

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We meet and part now over all the world;
we, the lost company,
take hands together in the night, forget
the night in our brief happiness, silently.
-- Judith Wright

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Über in General
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I just put in my Monty Python and the Holy Grail DVD to test that. DVD put out by Rainbow Entertainment, RDVD 9901. The menu gives me the options of scene selection, bios of the python crew and previews of other Python DVDs.

No cool and funny mistranslations :(

Maybe the DVD is different in other countries?

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We meet and part now over all the world;
we, the lost company,
take hands together in the night, forget
the night in our brief happiness, silently.
-- Judith Wright

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ATTENTION ORDER MAGE in General
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Why don't we all just cut Order Mage a little slack and consider helping him out, instead of making him a target for cruelty and jokes.

He's young, but that's neither permanent nor his fault.

I have a son about his age, and I'd hate to think my son was getting the sort of treatment Order Mage has been getting.

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We meet and part now over all the world;
we, the lost company,
take hands together in the night, forget
the night in our brief happiness, silently.
-- Judith Wright

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Hey, I think I found something in General
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Maybe Jeff negotiated a deal with them, to give the game (and Spiderweb Software) more exposure.

I heard about Geneforge through word of mouth, which led me to Spiderweb's site & other games. Perhaps the game being on a site where people go to look for games will bring in more business for Jeff in the long term.

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We meet and part now over all the world;
we, the lost company,
take hands together in the night, forget
the night in our brief happiness, silently.
-- Judith Wright

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Posts: 512 | Registered: Wednesday, February 12 2003 08:00

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