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The Magic Leap Con
Illustration: Jim Cooke ((GMG) “Today, our world feels divided.” Rony Abovitz, CEO of the infamous mixed reality startup Magic Leap stood awkwardly on a…
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canalside view
(In which I afflict the comfortable – and comfort the afflicted). The value of ‘contrarian’ thinking would seem to be pretty obvious… From vague philosophies to…
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Instagram Has a Massive Harassment Problem
Instagram / PrasongTakham / Barry Blackburn / Shutterstock / Katie Martin / The Atlantic W hen Brandon Farbstein first joined Instagram in 2014, he was 14 and…
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2 days ago
I created the exact same app in React and Vue. Here are the differences.
Having used Vue at work, I had a fairly solid understanding of it. I was, however, curious to know what the grass was like on the other side of the fence — the…
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6 days ago
My Private Oval Office Press Conference With Trump, Pence, Pompeo, and Kelly
“I haven’t been to Washington my whole life. Probably never slept over. All of a sudden, I’m president of the United States,” Trump said. Photo: Saul…
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6 days ago
Parenting Advice: Don’t Kill Them
Having had kids before most of my friends, I’ve now reached the stage in life when many in my circle are coming to me for parenting advice. “Your boys are so…
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6 days ago
The Gaslighting of American Women – Jessica Valenti – Medium
A fter Donald Trump mocked Dr. Christine Blasey Ford at a rally in Mississippi this week — a new low for the president of lows — I couldn’t muster the energy to…
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6 days ago
How self-love got out of control
‘Narcissism is a buzzword,’ says Marianne Vicelich.Illustration: Francesco Ciccolella/Observer O nce upon a time, Love Island contestant Adam Collard would…
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7 days ago
Relax, Ladies. Don’t Be So Uptight. You Know You Want It
In 1982, Donald Trump was 36 years old and he preferred Hanes pantyhose. Not because other leading brands constricted his balls, but because women belonged in…
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8 days ago
Men Cause 100% of Unwanted Pregnancies – Member Feature Stories – Medium
A s a mother of six and a Mormon, I have a good understanding of arguments surrounding abortion, religious and otherwise. When I hear men discussing women’s…
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9 days ago
Where the Idea of False Rape Accusations Really Comes From
Kaethe Morris Hoffer worried she might be shouting. For many women, especially those who work with survivors of sexual assault, it’s getting harder by the day…
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9 days ago
Sources of Existential Angst | The Art of Manliness
When the CDC reported a few months ago that suicide rates had risen over the last two decades in nearly every state in the U.S. — going up by a third in half of…
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12 days ago
A Minimal JavaScript Setup | CSS-Tricks
Some people prefer to write JavaScript with React. For others, it’s Vue or jQuery. For others still, it is their own set of tools or a completely blank…
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12 days ago
Esther Perel: 'Fix the sex and your relationship will transform'
‘The survival of the family depends on the happiness of the couple.’Illustration: Hanna Barczyk/Observer ‘P assion has always existed,” says Esther Perel .…
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13 days ago
Honey Catches More Flies Than Vinegar… or Does It?! - Design Milk
View Photo Gallery Share This Article here We’ve been obsessed with incorporating interactivity in our plated courses for years by using recognizable utensils…
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19 days ago
Opinion | Padma Lakshmi: I Was Raped at 16 and I Kept Silent
Padma Lakshmi: I Was Raped at 16 and I Kept Silent I understand why a woman would wait years to disclose a sexual assault. Ms. Lakshmi is an A.C.L.U. celebrity…
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21 days ago
A giant crawling brain: the jaw-dropping world of termites
I n July 2008, I rented a small yellow car in Tucson, Arizona, and drove it south towards Tombstone. My passengers included an entomologist and two microbial…
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22 days ago
How Very Bad Men Get Away With Rape – Jessica Valenti – Medium
It can be easy to forget that sexual assault is a crime committed by a very small percentage of the male population. You might think otherwise, considering how…
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23 days ago
How Russia Helped Swing the Election for Trump
Kathleen Hall Jamieson, of Penn, has done a forensic examination of the campaign. Illustration by Tyler Comrie Donald Trump has adopted many contradictory…
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23 days ago
Chevy Chase is 74, sober and ready to work. The problem? Nobody wants to work with him.
Chevy Chase is sitting on the porch, outside his home in wooded Westchester County. He takes a drag off a Marlboro and casually mentions that he ran into Donald…
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26 days ago
The 3 Keys to Becoming Irresistible
Photo by Yoann Boyer on Unsplash What the people I adore all have in common. T here’s a routine question asked in job interviews, first dates, table games and…
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28 days ago
Everything You Know About Obesity Is Wrong
From the 16th century to the 19th, scurvy killed around 2 million sailors, more than warfare, shipwrecks and syphilis combined. It was an ugly, smelly death,…
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28 days ago
Instagram is supposed to be friendly. So why is it making people so miserable?
‘You don’t really have control over what you’re seeing …’Illustration: Joe Magee W hen 24-year-old fashion blogger Scarlett Dixon posted a picture of herself…
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4 weeks ago
The Rise and Demise of RSS
There are two stories here. The first is a story about a vision of the web’sfuture that never quite came to fruition. The second is a story about how…
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4 weeks ago
A Series Of Suspicious Money Transfers Followed The Trump Tower Meeting #MoneyTrail
A Series Of Suspicious Money Transfers Followed The Trump Tower Meeting Investigators are focused on two bursts of banking activity — one shortly after the June…
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4 weeks ago
How Maya Rudolph Became the Master of Impressions
Credit Credit Alex Prager for The New York Times. Painting by Vanessa Prager.Stylist: Rebecca Grice. Hair: Bobby Eliot. Makeup: Molly R. Stern S upposing that…
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4 weeks ago
Forget the new iPhones: Apple’s best product is now privacy
When my friends come to me asking which smartphone or laptop they should buy, I almost always recommend an Apple product–the latest iPhone or MacBook. I…
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4 weeks ago
No More Mr. Nice Liberal
They were black, nearly all of them. They were, like me, lower middle class. But they had the right values. They were from black America’s “greatest…
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4 weeks ago
Working With Events in React | CSS-Tricks
Most of the behavior in an application revolves around events. User enters a value in the registration form? Event. User hits the submit button? Another event.…
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4 weeks ago
Props and PropTypes in React | CSS-Tricks
React encourages developers to build by breaking a UI up into components . This means there will always be a need to pass data from one component to another —…
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4 weeks ago
Americans Want to Believe Jobs Are the Solution to Poverty. They’re Not.
The house of Vanessa Solivan’s mother, right of garden. Credit Credit Devin Yalkin for The New York Times V enessa Solivan and her three children fled their…
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5 weeks ago
Why Does the School Day End Two Hours Before the Workday?
Steven Gottlieb / Corbis / Getty This past March, on a Thursday morning before dawn, more than 70 bleary-eyed parents lined up in front of the Parks and…
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5 weeks ago
How to not get raped on a Tinder date, according to the app’s CEO
Last night, HBO aired the documentary “Swiped,” written and directed by Nancy Jo Sales who published an article about the phenomenon of app-based dating with…
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5 weeks ago
The Box | By Russell Wilson
A ll the ’80s babies out there will know exactly what I’m talking about when I tell this story. The early-’90s babies, too. Basically, if you grew up without…
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5 weeks ago
Can Mark Zuckerberg Fix Facebook Before It Breaks Democracy?
Zuckerberg is at the center of a debate about the moral character of Silicon Valley and the conscience of its leaders. Illustration by Javier Jaén; photograph…
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5 weeks ago
Bob Woodward: Trump's aides stole his papers 'to protect the country'
(CNN) WARNING: This story contains graphic language. President Donald Trump 's closest aides have taken extraordinary measures in the White House to try to stop…
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5 weeks ago
Designing With Code
We’re in the middle of a design tool renaissance. In the 8 years since Sketch 1.0 was released, there’s been a wave of competition among traditional design…
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5 weeks ago
Amazon’s Antitrust Antagonist Has a Breakthrough Idea
The dead books are on the top floor of Southern Methodist University’s law library. “Antitrust Dilemma.” “The Antitrust Impulse.” “Antitrust in an Expanding…
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5 weeks ago
Why You’ve Never Heard of Al Gore’s Own ‘Trump Tower Moment’
PRESSURE POINTS The Crazy Inside Story of Al Gore’s ‘Trump Tower Moment’ Al Gore’s campaign was sent a cheat sheet to the most important event of the 2000…
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5 weeks ago
Startups Flock to Turn Young Blood Into an Elixir of Youth
In the early 2000s, a handful of young scientists at Stanford turned the university’s Palo Alto campus into the mouse-stitching-together capital of the world.…
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5 weeks ago
The Anonymous New York Times Op-Ed and the Trumpian Corruption of Language and the Media
The publication of a New York Times Op-Ed by an anonymous Administration official is part of a wider corruption of the media that is one of the most insidious…
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5 weeks ago
Opinion | I Am Part of the Resistance Inside the Trump Administration
I would know. I am one of them. To be clear, ours is not the popular “resistance” of the left. We want the administration to succeed and think that many of its…
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6 weeks ago
Inside Twitter’s Struggle Over What Gets Banned
SAN FRANCISCO — With his arms folded, Jack Dorsey paced back and forth in a conference room at Twitter’s headquarters on Friday afternoon. In a rare look inside…
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6 weeks ago
Jimmy Barnes epitomised Australian masculinity. Now he's redefining it | Greta Parry
Jimmy Barnes visits Glasgow as part of the documentary Working Class Boy.Photograph: Andrew Farrell Jimmy Barnes has always epitomised Aussie manhood for me.…
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6 weeks ago
Ten Things I Never Knew About Las Vegas Until I Ran a High-Roller Suite
In Las Vegas, the ultimate sand trap-turned-capital of capitalism, there’s no better byword for sophistication than the Cosmopolitan . Its 20-plus suites, known…
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6 weeks ago
A High School Reunion Reveals: When Steel Mills Fell Silent, Fates Got Flipped
Marilyn Geewax visits her former high school in Campbell, Ohio, a small town just east of Youngstown, in July. She returned for her 45th high school reunion.…
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6 weeks ago
What Happens If We Hit Sperm Count Zero?
Men are doomed. Everybody knows this. We're obviously all doomed, the women too, everybody in general, just a waiting game until one or another of the stupid…
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6 weeks ago
Hollywood Doesn’t Make Movies Like The Fugitive Anymore
Harrison Ford on a payphone in a scene from the 1993 film The Fugitive Warner Bros. / Getty Images This movie was not supposed to be good. Here’s the plot: A…
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6 weeks ago
The 7 Habits: Seek First to Understand, Then to Be Understood | The Art of Manliness
Welcome back to our monthly series that summarizes, expands, and riffs on each of the seven habits laid out in The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People by…
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6 weeks ago
The Ecological Impact of Browser Diversity | CSS-Tricks
Little edit: I updated this post to expand just a little bit on Webkit on iOS, the role of Firefox during the era of IE6, and to explicitly call attention to…
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6 weeks ago
Nuclear Dissent
F r o m t h e e a r l y 6 0 s t o t h e m i d 9 0 s , F r a n c e c o n d u c t e d n e a r l y 2 0 0 n u c l e a r t e s t s i n F r e n c h P o l y n e s i a…
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6 weeks ago
The Shaming of Geoffrey Owens and the Inability to See Actors as Laborers, Too
A Twitter storm erupted after outlets published a photograph of the actor Geoffrey Owens bagging groceries at a Trader Joe’s. Photograph from Alamy Not long…
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6 weeks ago
Microwave Weapons Are Prime Suspect in Ills of U.S. Embassy Workers
During the Cold War, Washington feared that Moscow was seeking to turn microwave radiation into covert weapons of mind control. More recently, the American…
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6 weeks ago
Opinion | Who Gets a Second Chance?
Image Louis C.K. in 2014. Credit Craig Blankenhorn/FX Stand-up comedy is inherently based on second chances. That’s one thing I’ve learned from more than a…
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6 weeks ago
Trump allies fume at McCain memorial addresses, urge counterattack
Protesters gathered near the entrance to President Donald Trump's golf course in Sterling, Virginia, where he spent the afternoon on Saturday. | J. Scott…
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6 weeks ago
I Helped Create Insider Political Journalism. Now It's Time For It To Go Away.
RIP sports metaphors. Adam Maida for BuzzFeed News Traditional political journalists were the last people to notice in 2016 that the world had changed.…
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6 weeks ago
Don Jr.’s Free-Speech Paradise Already Exists—And It’s Terrible
The clash between conservatives and Big Tech has been brewing since the 2016 election, when Twitter and Facebook began taking more aggressive steps to crack…
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6 weeks ago
The Internet of Garbage by Sarah Jeong
Today, The Verge is publishing an interim edition of Sarah Jeong’s The Internet of Garbage , a book she first published in 2015 that has since gone out of…
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6 weeks ago
U.S. is denying passports to Americans along the border, throwing their citizenship into question
Two women, Maria and Lupita, whose U.S. citizenship is in question, stand for a portrait in Brownsville, Tex. Although they were born in the United States, the…
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6 weeks ago
Working for a Company vs. Working for Yourself
2,302 Views Shares About the author Sarah Cooper Sarah Cooper is a writer and comedian whose work has appeared on Huffington Post and Business Insider. She is…
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7 weeks ago
Using feature detection to write CSS with cross-browser support | CSS-Tricks
In early 2017, I presented a couple of workshops on the topic of CSS feature detection, titled CSS Feature Detection in 2017 . A friend of mine, Justin Slack…
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7 weeks ago
Paradise Lost: How Tourists Are Destroying the Places They Love - SPIEGEL ONLINE - International
Zintzmeyer / Alpaca / Andia Travel is no longer a luxury good. Airlines like Ryanair and EasyJet have contributed to a form of mass tourism that has made local…
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7 weeks ago
To Men I Love, About Men Who Scare Me – Be Yourself
I got a promotion a few days ago, so I decided to stop for a drink on my way home- just me and my sense of accomplishment. I ended up alone in a bar, running…
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7 weeks ago
The Weird, Dangerous, Isolated Life of the Saturation Diver
Saturation divers do construction and demolition work at depths up to 1,000 feet or more, and must spend weeks living in a pressurized environment. All…
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7 weeks ago
From ‘Children of Men’ to ‘Spirited Away,’ here are the 23 best movies of the 2000s.
A s the film world prepares to leave the childish things of summer behind and welcome the more serious, artistically ambitious movies of festival and awards…
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7 weeks ago
How Scientists Discovered Helium, the First Alien Element, 150 Years Ago
“I have obtained one of the finest and least expected results—Spectra of the stars!—and beautiful spectra with colors and magnificent lines. Just one more step…
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7 weeks ago
The 23 best movies of the 2000s
This is an excellent list. Nitpick away, but I’m betting there’s something new and delightful for you here. My three favorites from the list: Spirited Away: If…
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7 weeks ago
Can you spot fake news before hitting “share”? Kids are learning and so can you
False and weaponized news is, arguably, the thing we’ll remember about politics in the early 21st century, not Donald Trump or populism or Hillary Clinton or…
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7 weeks ago
Kelly Marie Tran: I Won’t Be Marginalized by Online Harassment
Editor’s note: The actress deleted her Instagram posts this summer in response to online harassment. Here she speaks out for the first time. It wasn’t their…
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8 weeks ago
Opinion | Why Songs of the Summer Sound the Same
Tap to advance This story has sound! Why Songs of the Summer Sound the Same By Sahil Chinoy and Jessia Ma You’re listening to “1-2-3” by Gloria Estefan and…
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8 weeks ago
Opinion | The Slippery Slope of Complicity
When was the last time centrist talking heads declared, “Donald Trump just became president” (because he bombed someone, or something like that)? I think it’s…
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8 weeks ago
Are other people’s sex lives better than yours?
Research shows we think young people have a lot more sex than they do in reality – and men have a particularly skewed view of the sex lives of young women. As…
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8 weeks ago
Fighting the vanilla thieves of Madagascar - BBC News
Fighting the vanilla thieves of Madagascar By Nancy Kacungira A barefoot farmer is making his way through a forest. Quiet drops of rain tumble steadily through…
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8 weeks ago
Twitter’s Indecision – 500ish Words
Photo by Mathew Schwartz on Unsplash Note: this post was adapted and expanded upon from my newsletter published this week . In taking a step back, it seems to…
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8 weeks ago
Penn Jillette on Magic and the Alleged Trump Celebrity Apprentice Tapes
Photo: Bobby Doherty The long and successful career of Penn Jillette, the bigger half (physically and personality-wise) of the magic duo Penn & Teller, itself…
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8 weeks ago
Creating the “Perfect” CSS System
A high level guide for designers and developers who write CSS, but want to be more strategic about building moderate to large scale CSS systems I’ve spent a lot…
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8 weeks ago
[BSW-14] Navigating Home - JIRA
BrandShift Website BSW-14 Edit Assign In Progress Done in QA PO Review Code Review Ready for QA Dev Done Development Ready To Do Print Export XML Export Word…
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8 weeks ago
Mike's Story
A former U.S. congressman and governor for the state of Indiana, President Mike Pence is proud to serve the white and Christian population of America for more…
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9 weeks ago
What Happens to #MeToo When a Feminist Is the Accused?
The case seems like a familiar story turned on its head: Avital Ronell , a world-renowned female professor of German and Comparative Literature at New York…
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9 weeks ago
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