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Ex-Playboy Model, Freed From Contract, Can Discuss Alleged Trump Affair
Karen McDougal settled her case against a tabloid company that in 2016 suppressed her story about an alleged affair with Donald J. Trump. Jeff Kravitz/Getty…
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yesterday
Ten years in, nobody has come up with a use for blockchain
Everyone says the blockchain, the technology underpinning cryptocurrencies such as bitcoin, is going to change EVERYTHING. And yet, after years of tireless…
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yesterday
Opinion: James Comey’s book offers interesting background on the Apple/FBI case
Yesterday I finished reading A Higher Loyalty , the book written by former FBI director James Comey. I did manage to resist the temptation to jump ahead to the…
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2 days ago
An Apology for the Internet — From the Architects Who Built It
Something has gone wrong with the internet. Even Mark Zuckerberg knows it. Testifying before Congress , the Facebook CEO ticked off a list of everything his…
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2 days ago
Humankind’s Most Important Material
To reach you, these words were encoded into signals of light moving about 125,000 miles per second through fiber-optic cables. These lines, splayed out across…
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2 days ago
5 Ancient Stoic Tactics for Modern Life | The Art of Manliness
Stoicism emerged as a philosophy, a way of life — similar to a religion, really — most famously in ancient Rome somewhere around 50-100 AD (even though it was…
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9 days ago
Friday the 13th isn’t unlucky. It’s a meme disguised as superstition.
Nothing says spooky quite like Friday the 13th — that quirky day when all our superstitions and phobias come out to play. But why is Friday the 13th so scary?…
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11 days ago
Blockchain is not only crappy technology but a bad vision for the future
Blockchain is not only crappy technology but a bad vision for the future. Its failure to achieve adoption to date is because systems built on trust, norms, and…
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11 days ago
Why Everyone Missed the Most Mind-Blowing Feature of Cryptocurrency
There’s one incredible feature of cryptocurrencies that almost everyone seems to have missed, including Satoshi himself. But it’s there, hidden away, steadily…
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11 days ago
I Only Ate Doomsday Prepper Food for a Week
After 9/11, my dad filled a duffel bag with some energy bars, a couple gallons of water, some penicillin, and a map. Amid scaremongering headlines about…
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11 days ago
The Real Technology Problem
This is my approximate relationship with the internet We know Congress and Mark Zuckerberg won’t discuss the real technology problem. Neither will we.…
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12 days ago
ARM Mac: Piece of Cake Or Gas Refinery? – Monday Note
by Jean-Louis Gassée Here we go again, probably “for real” this time. In 2020, Apple is to kick Intel out of its Macintosh line. This could merely be the third…
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13 days ago
Going Offline
Illustration by Kevin Cornell A note from the editors: We’re excited to share Chapter 1 of Going Offline by Jeremy Keith , available this month from A Book…
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13 days ago
Raids on Trump’s Lawyer Sought Records of Payments to Women
Rod J. Rosenstein, the deputy attorney general, appointed the special counsel and now oversees the investigation. Win Mcnamee/Getty Images WASHINGTON — Rod J.…
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13 days ago
13 Noteworthy Points from Google’s JavaScript Style Guide
For anyone who isn’t already familiar with it, Google puts out a style guide for writing JavaScript that lays out (what Google believes to be) the best…
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15 days ago
The Mistakes I Made As a Beginner Programmer
Learn to identify them, make habits to avoid them Let me make one thing clear first. If you are a beginner programmer, this article is not meant to make you…
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15 days ago
You Don’t Understand Bitcoin Because You Think Money Is Real
Source: Andrew Baker/Ikon Images/Getty B itcoin is an illusion, a mass hallucination, so one hears. It’s just numbers in cyberspace, a mirage, insubstantial as…
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18 days ago
Trump’s Most Influential White Nationalist Troll Is A Middlebury Grad Who Lives In Manhattan
https://twitter.com/rapinbill A mash-up "Major League" illustration on Vaughn's social media. Who is Ricky Vaughn? That was one of the big questions for anyone…
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18 days ago
Mark Zuckerberg on Facebook’s hardest year, and what comes next
It’s been a tough year for Facebook. The social networking juggernaut found itself engulfed by controversies over fake news, electoral interference, privacy…
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21 days ago
Book Review: Twelve Rules For Life
I. I got Jordan Peterson’s Twelve Rules For Life for the same reason as the other 210,000 people: to make fun of the lobster thing. Or if not the lobster thing,…
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21 days ago
AngularJS vs. ReactJS vs. VueJS — Comparison
Deciding on a JavaScript framework for your web application can be overwhelming. Angular and React are very popular these days, and there is an upstart which…
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21 days ago
It's Time For an RSS Revival
The modern web contains no shortage of horrors, from ubiquitous ad trackers to all-consuming platforms to YouTube comments, generally. Unfortunately, there's no…
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23 days ago
How To Accomplish More In 30 Days Than Most Do In 365
Will Smith “The best ambition killer is trying to play someone else’s game.” — Dan Sullivan Craig Ballantyne, author of The Perfect Day Formula: How to Own the…
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4 weeks ago
The Overwhelming Emotion of Hearing Toto’s “Africa” Remixed to Sound Like It’s Playing in an Empty Mall
This YouTube edit of “Africa,” by Toto, was almost too affecting to bear, in my 3 a.m. mood; it sounded like a shot of warmth coming out of a void. Illustration…
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4 weeks ago
Privacy is not a currency – IOTA
If you have been living under a rock for the past 2 years, you may be unaware of the EU General Data Protection Regulation ( GDPR ), a replacement for the…
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4 weeks ago
The case against Facebook
Harvard is also bad. Paul Marotta/Getty Images Facebook is enmeshed in another controversy, this time over accusations by the firm Cambridge Analytica that they…
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4 weeks ago
Foot-in-Mouthbook – 500ish Words
“A silhouette of a man holding a burning torch next to a huge bonfire” by Mohamed Nohassi on Unsplash Facebook has lost the plot If I had to sum up the past…
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4 weeks ago
An "Ashamed" Fox News Commentator Just Quit The "Propaganda Machine"
A retired United States Army lieutenant colonel and Fox News contributor quit Tuesday and denounced the network and President Donald Trump in an email to…
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4 weeks ago
How to Make a Great Last Impression | The Art of Manliness
Studies show that people remember the beginning of something, and the end of it, the best. The middle of it is recalled a little more hazily. Once a novel…
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4 weeks ago
Building A Static Site With Components Using Nunjucks
It’s quite popular these days, and dare I say a damn fine idea, to build sites with components. Rather than building out entire pages one by one, we build a…
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4 weeks ago
How to Pick a Lock With a Paper Clip | The Art of Manliness
So you know how to pick a lock with a tension wrench and rake. This is an incredibly useful skill, which will allow you to get in your house if you get locked…
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4 weeks ago
Delete your Facebook
Facebook has been caught allowing the personal data of fifty million users — 50,000,000 — get siphoned off by political data company Cambrige Analytica and…
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4 weeks ago
Bitcoin Is Ridiculous. Blockchain Is Dangerous
On the days when Bitcoin crashes, a holiday atmosphere takes over in my corners of the internet. People tweet screengrabs of Reddit fights. It’s always good fun…
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4 weeks ago
Climbing The Code Quality Ladder
We’ve all heard the term “high quality code”, but what does it really mean? I’ve been writing software in a professional setting for a long time. Thirteen+…
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5 weeks ago
The Last Temptation
One of the most extraordinary things about our current politics—really, one of the most extraordinary developments of recent political history—is the loyal…
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5 weeks ago
‘I made Steve Bannon’s psychological warfare tool’: meet the data war whistleblower
The first time I met Christopher Wylie, he didn’t yet have pink hair. That comes later. As does his mission to rewind time. To put the genie back in the bottle.…
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5 weeks ago
The Seven-Year Itch: How Apple’s Marriage to Siri Turned Sour
The Takeaway Siri was once considered Apple’s next major innovation. But seven years after it launched, it’s the worst feature dragging down its latest product.…
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5 weeks ago
Scott Kelly Spent a Year in Space, and Now He's No Longer His Brother's Identical Twin
Scott and Mark Kelly are identical twin brothers — at least, they were until Scott spent a year living in space. When Scott Kelly returned to Earth after a…
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5 weeks ago
Exercise Can Be a Very Effective Way to Treat Depression. Why Isn’t It Prescribed?
Natalie Matthews-Ramo Here’s the most important thing I learned while writing a book on running and mental health: In clinical studies, regular aerobic exercise…
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6 weeks ago
WATCH: Betsy DeVos tries and fails to answer basic questions about education
Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos struggled to answer basic questions about the education system during an interview with 60 Minutes on Sunday. The interview…
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6 weeks ago
135 Amazing Facts for People Who Like Amazing Facts
Dan Kitwood/Getty Images Store these away for future trivia nights. 1. Mister Rogers always mentioned out loud that he was feeding his fish because a young…
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6 weeks ago
Everything we think about the political correctness debate is wrong
Campus protests are real, but don’t reflect broad trends Photo by David McNew/Getty Images Many American pundits seem to firmly believe that the country stands…
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6 weeks ago
The President and the Porn Star: A Story’s Slow Rise Above the Din
Stephanie Clifford, known as Stormy Daniels, at the end of her striptease show at a Long Island club. Eduardo Munoz/Reuters WASHINGTON — If a porn-tinged hush…
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6 weeks ago
The Man Who Knew Too Little
Erik Hagerman heads out for his morning ritual, a thirty minute drive into town for coffee and a scone, at his favorite coffee shop in Athens. Credit Damon…
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6 weeks ago
For Two Months, I Got My News From Print Newspapers. Here’s What I Learned.
Doug Chayka I first got news of the school shooting in Parkland, Fla., via an alert on my watch. Even though I had turned off news notifications months ago, the…
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6 weeks ago
Why Isn’t Wall Street Freaking Out About Trump?
Illustration by Asaf Hanuka On election night in 2016, Treasury Secretary Jack Lew had an uneasy feeling. Lew was a Democrat and a native New Yorker, but…
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6 weeks ago
The Dickonomics of Tinder
Yes, women are using Tinder to get laid. No, not with you. By Alana Massey Illustrations by Ana Benaroya My Tinder match decisions had grown more rapid and…
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6 weeks ago
The hidden $100,000 price tag on being transgender - ABC News (Australian Broadcasting Corporation)
There's a massive price tag on being transgender in Australia. For some, the cost of surgery and treatment for gender dysphoria will crack $100,000. The ABC's…
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6 weeks ago
What Should I Teach My Sons?
How to Raise a Boy is a weeklong series centered around this urgent question in the era of Parkland, President Trump, and #MeToo. Sometime around 1987 , my…
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6 weeks ago
The perils of “Growth Mindset” education: Why we’re trying to fix our kids when we should b...
How a promising but oversimplified idea caught fire, then got coopted by conservative ideology AddThis Sharing Buttons 194 466 One of the most popular ideas in…
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7 weeks ago
The ‘mindset’ mindset: What we miss by focusing on kids’ attitudes
(istock) Carol Dweck is a psychology professor at Stanford University and a renowed researcher in the field of motivation. She has written important works,…
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7 weeks ago
How to Read More Books | The Art of Manliness
Last year I read over 120 books. When I posted a collage of my favorite of those 120 reads on Instagram , a lot of guys asked me what my secret was for…
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7 weeks ago
What Are the Psychological Effects of 'Active-Shooter Drills'?
There’s always at least one kid in tears, as they huddle under their desks in the dark. Still Beth Manias, an early-elementary literacy teacher outside of…
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7 weeks ago
31 Days to Greater Self-Reliance | The Art of Manliness
Editor’s note: This is a guest article by Kyle Eschenroeder, author of The Pocket Guide to Self-Reliance . “The writer is an explorer. Every step is an advance…
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7 weeks ago
How to Tell If a Girl Likes You | The Art of Manliness
Across animal species males typically initiate mating, while women decide to accept or reject those advances. While we share this prototypical mating…
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7 weeks ago
The Power of RAW on iPhone, Part 1: Shooting RAW – Halide
I take a lot of photos. Usually I pack either a Sony A7R2 or a Leica M—two cameras with massive sensors and brilliant lenses. But lately, I’ve been shooting…
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7 weeks ago
“Rick and Morty” is a TV powerhouse because millennials are broke
It’s hard to find a less likely cultural rallying point than Adult Swim’s “Rick and Morty,” the weird, bleak, semi-psychedelic animated show about a…
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7 weeks ago
Trump Says He Would Have Rushed in Unarmed to Stop School Shooting
President Trump with the nation’s governors at The White House on Monday. Tom Brenner/The New York Times WASHINGTON — President Trump said on Monday that the…
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8 weeks ago
Complexity | CSS-Tricks
Frank Chimero published a new talk-turned-essay, Everything Easy is Hard Again . May we all be as wonderfully self-reflective and eloquent as Frank one day.…
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8 weeks ago
Brendan Fraser on His Comeback, Disappearance, and the Experience that Nearly Ended His Career
Martin Schoeller GQ’s Zach Baron reports on the stupendous rise and surprising disappearance of the once ubiquitous movie star. Brendan Fraser wants me to meet…
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8 weeks ago
Opinion | The Tyranny of Convenience
Hudson Christie Convenience is the most underestimated and least understood force in the world today. As a driver of human decisions, it may not offer the…
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8 weeks ago
Gun Rights, 'Positive Good' and the Evolution of Mutually Assured Massacre
Should we see how other countries have done when they decided to arm teachers and principals as a way to prevent school massacres? Does that make this sound…
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8 weeks ago
Opinion | Modify my views on guns, or vilify traumatized teens? I have chosen the latter.
Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School student Emma Gonzalez reacts during her speech at a rally for gun control. (Rhona Wise/AFP via Getty Images) I am very…
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8 weeks ago
Want to Know How the Cops Actually Trace a Gun?
Say there's a murder. Blood everywhere, a dead guy on the floor. The cops come in with their yellow tape, chalk line, the little booties, cameras, swabs, the…
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8 weeks ago
Opinion | Whatever Trump Is Hiding Is Hurting All of Us Now
President Trump in Washington on Friday. Tom Brenner/The New York Times Our democracy is in serious danger. President Trump is either totally compromised by the…
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9 weeks ago
Opinion | For a Better Marriage, Act Like a Single Person
Josh Cochran OLYMPIA, Wash. — Especially around Valentine’s Day, it’s easy to find advice about sustaining a successful marriage, with suggestions for “date…
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9 weeks ago
America Is Under Attack and the President Doesn't Care
As the rest of America mourns the victims of the Parkland, Florida, massacre, President Trump took to Twitter. Not for him the rituals of grief. He is too…
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9 weeks ago
How the NRA Rewrote the Second Amendment
The argument presented in District of Columbia v. Heller showed just how far the gun rights crusade had come. Nearly all the questions focused on arcane matters…
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9 weeks ago
What To Do When She Leaves You
If you haven’t heard, today is Valentine’s Day, the worst holiday known to mankind except for maybe Father’s Day, which is 100% commercial and has no historical…
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9 weeks ago
A Reckoning with Women Awaits Trump
Even Steve Bannon recognizes that female voters will punish Donald Trump for his cavalier dismissal of assault and abuse allegations. Photograph by Mandel Ngan…
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9 weeks ago
He Predicted The 2016 Fake News Crisis. Now He's Worried About An Information Apocalypse.
In mid-2016 , Aviv Ovadya realized there was something fundamentally wrong with the internet — so wrong that he abandoned his work and sounded an alarm. A few…
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10 weeks ago
Inside Facebook's Two Years of Hell
One day in late February of 2016, Mark Zuckerberg sent a memo to all of Facebook’s employees to address some troubling behavior in the ranks. His message…
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10 weeks ago
Why Paper Jams Persist
For printer engineers, solving paper jams is “the ultimate challenge,” combining physics, chemistry, and programming. Illustration by Daniel Savage Audio:…
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10 weeks ago
How to transfer your iPhone or Mac Photo library to an external drive
Posted on Monday, February 5th, 2018 at 6:28 am. PT Written by I think it’s incredibly important to backup your photos onto some form of removable media, tuck…
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10 weeks ago
How Much Sugar Would It Take To Get A Rocket To The Moon?
The questions that kids ask about science aren’t always easy to answer. Sometimes, their little brains can lead to big places that adults forget to explore.…
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10 weeks ago
Honestly, fuck Harper’s
First things first: the writer Katie Roiphe is not a very good journalist and never has been. In a 1993 review of Roiphe’s first book, The Morning After: Sex,…
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11 weeks ago
The female price of male pleasure
Ikon Images / Alamy Stock Photo The world is disturbingly comfortable with the fact that women sometimes leave a sexual encounter in tears. When Babe.net…
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11 weeks ago
I found my suicide note – Matt Gemmell – Medium
I started writing in earnest when I started high school. For a while, I wrote almost every evening, after I’d finished my homework. It was almost always…
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january 2018
Taking Back My Body
I was not my own. I was bought at a price . I was my beloved’s and he was mine. My husband and I were each raised in conservative evangelical Christian homes…
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january 2018
Opinion | I wasn’t a Trump supporter. I am now.
This may seem like an odd moment for saying so, but a year into the presidency of Donald Trump, I’m elated. Trump was not my first or even second choice for…
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january 2018
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