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>> No. 12939 Anonymous
24th August 2021
Tuesday 9:58 am
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If a band is playing a Saturday and Sunday in the same town, which is the better night to see them? I would assume Sunday because the band has had a chance to dial in their sound for the venue, but maybe they'd be more high energy on a Saturday.
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>> No. 12940 Anonymous
24th August 2021
Tuesday 1:29 pm
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Depends more on the genre and crowd if you ask me, there's two sides to a performance. On Sunday they'd be less people and those that aren't there don't give a fuck about their job so it would be more intimate but you might not want to mosh with pensioners.
>> No. 12941 Anonymous
24th August 2021
Tuesday 1:45 pm
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I'd say go both nights so you can compare for yourself, and then you can report back to us.
>> No. 12942 Anonymous
24th August 2021
Tuesday 2:35 pm
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I don't think it's worth worrying about if it's only two nights, it could go either way really.

When I was still an active musician, I did a handful of short tours, and the gigs would be noticeably at their best towards the middle. First night or two was always shaky, but you'd get into your stride after that. Then of course by the tail end the cumulative effects of drinking, sleeping in a van and not having a shower all week would start to catch up with you.

Really couldn't be arsed with all that lark nowadays.


>> No. 445900 Anonymous
23rd August 2021
Monday 10:31 pm
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Speaking purely hypothetically, if you were feeling suicidal but didn't want to go through with killing yourself could you pay for a hitman to do it at a completely unexpected time?
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>> No. 445910 Anonymous
23rd August 2021
Monday 11:34 pm
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Would they agree to it, though? I can't imagine any hitman worth his salt would agree to be paid in that way. Some estates take years to be distributed.
>> No. 445911 Anonymous
23rd August 2021
Monday 11:59 pm
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>a completely unexpected time

Wouldn't you be expecting it given you just jumped through all the hoops to book it? Your last days would be abject terror as you jump at every noise, you eventually calm down only to have your death by piano wire flash into your mind followed by the sound the hitman cursing under his breath.

Plus there's plenty of ways you can get a hitman for free. Piss off the Italian mafia for instance.
>> No. 445913 Anonymous
24th August 2021
Tuesday 1:05 am
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Like all things, it's only a crime if you get caught. With hitmen, there is an expectation that they won't get caught. Doctors, meanwhile, are more likely in my opinion to not disappear into the shadows once you die.
>> No. 445915 Anonymous
24th August 2021
Tuesday 2:31 am
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>> No. 445916 Anonymous
24th August 2021
Tuesday 7:40 am
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We need to find the next Harold Shipman?


>> No. 27960 Anonymous
23rd August 2021
Monday 1:02 pm
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The filters are getting on my tits. How are they buypassed?
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>> No. 27967 Anonymous
23rd August 2021
Monday 9:31 pm
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It gets worse. I've got no way of proving it because I don't want to allow everything, but I suspect that if you decline, you get re-prompted more often. I also notice that frequently if you open the "legitimate interest" section (which is a hilarious bit of fiction", even though it remembers that I've opted out of the consensual ones it's "forgotten" that I objected to the LI ones and I have to object again.
>> No. 27968 Anonymous
23rd August 2021
Monday 9:40 pm
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>I think a lot of the warnings you see are added by JavaScript, as well, so if you block all JavaScript you can get rid of a lot of paywalls and cookie warnings. Don't do it everywhere, though, because JavaScript is a whole new monopoly unto itself and blocking it will destroy a lot of websites.
I keep telling people that JavaScript was a mistake.
>> No. 27969 Anonymous
23rd August 2021
Monday 11:21 pm
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Javascript is a reasonable Scheme that is a victim of it's naming and syntax that mirrors Perl but worse in its life cycle. The proliferation of languages that offer type safety and saner syntax which compile down to JS is both proof of a lisp's adaptility and this particular implementation's failings. The post-hoc standardisation of the language based on how brosers implemented it, much like SGML and then XML parsing became a compatibilty issue. But it's here to stay, in it's multiple incarnations, and the dream of the universal VM is one step closer
>> No. 27970 Anonymous
23rd August 2021
Monday 11:24 pm
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Or, in other words, JavaScript was a mistake.
>> No. 27971 Anonymous
23rd August 2021
Monday 11:37 pm
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No argument there.


>> No. 21874 Anonymous
30th October 2017
Monday 5:18 pm
/v/21874 Youtube Recommendations
The other thread got me wondering about what youtube channels you lads can recommend. Topic can be anything, just what you find to be good and interesting to watch.

>Issac Arthur
I posted one of his videos awhile ago but it's well worth repeating. Every Thursday he does a really interesting and in-depth look at science and futurism concepts and does a really good job of explaining them simply but also covering the unnoticed drawbacks and benefits.

He has kind of gone to shit over the past few months but this is still a good channel for basic electrical engineering fun.

>Tom Scott
Mostly for his 'Things You Might Not Know' series. He goes over some pretty interesting things that you might never notice but are all around us.

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>> No. 23948 Anonymous
21st August 2021
Saturday 7:16 pm
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They farm alligators in a lot of places, so while it looks weird it's not nicking endagered things out of the wild.
>> No. 23949 Anonymous
21st August 2021
Saturday 7:40 pm
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Who said I was bothered about making a difference, I was just calling the guy a prick. Anyone who makes entertainment out of cutting up an endangered species is a bit of a prick in my book.
>> No. 23955 Anonymous
22nd August 2021
Sunday 10:08 pm
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Youtube is a pile of wank. I spent two tedious afternoons going through the youtube bookmarks I'd accrued over the past few months, and 90% of them were pointless. They mostly fell into these categories: 1) things that are momentarily interesting that I'll forget after I've watched the video with the clickbaity title, 2) genuinely interesting topics that are glossed over because of the shallow nature of the medium or because the 'content creator' is trying to sell you something. The 10% of videos that were actually worth watching were from youtubers who weren't really trying to make a living from it.

The old adage of 90% of everything being shit still holds true, but youtube is a particularly sinister pile of wank because it tricks you into thinking that you're spending your most valuable resource wisely. Sinister infotainment!

The internet is only good for complaining about the internet. And porn.
>> No. 23956 Anonymous
22nd August 2021
Sunday 10:23 pm
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>The 10% of videos that were actually worth watching were from youtubers who weren't really trying to make a living from it.

I've said it before but it's worth repeating: Patreon was a mistake. Making money from using the internet as a commodity is a sin.
>> No. 23957 Anonymous
23rd August 2021
Monday 10:47 am
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Heard about Soft White Underbelly the other day. Basically a guy interviews people on the other side of the tracks so to speak. It's soft of interesting, but a bit dark and depressing too.


>> No. 4936 Anonymous
20th August 2021
Friday 6:13 pm
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>Elon Musk said he would probably launch a humanoid robot prototype next year dubbed the “Tesla Bot”, which is designed to do “boring, repetitious and dangerous” work.

>The billionaire chief executive of the electric carmaker Tesla said the robot, which would be about 5ft 8in (1.7m) tall and weigh 125 pounds (56kg), would be able to handle tasks such as attaching bolts to cars with a spanner or picking up groceries at stores. Speaking at Tesla’s AI Day event, Musk said the robot could have “profound implications for the economy” by plugging gaps in the workforce created by labour shortages. He said it was important that the new machine was not “super expensive”.

>He described it as an extension of Tesla’s work on self-driving cars, and the robot would use the same computer chip and navigation system with eight cameras. But Musk gave no indication of having made concrete progress on actually building such a machine. At the point when a normal tech launch might feature a demonstration of a prototype model, the South African entrepreneur instead brought out an actor in a bodysuit, who proceeded to breakdance to a soundtrack of electronic dance music.

>Companies on the cutting edge of robotics, such as former Google subsidiary Boston Dynamics, have produced bipedal robots. But the clunky, heavy machines they have demonstrated bear little resemblance to the svelte designs Musk claimed Tesla could build. The announcement by Musk, who has a penchant for hyping new product launches, comes amid an investigation into the safety of Tesla’s full self-driving software.

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>> No. 5007 Anonymous
22nd August 2021
Sunday 6:24 pm
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>A lot of people are going to find that none of their skills can match those of an intelligent machine that will also work 24/7 for no money.

The important part that needs a lot more emphasis is that will work 24/7 for no money.

In the eyes of big business, that makes up for almost any reduction in the quality of work. It doesn't matter if the robot pizza boys run over a dozen people every week, Papa John is probably still coming out better off because he no longer has to pay real any delivery drivers.

Most of you are already familiar with the way your bosses would rather force more work onto already overloaded teams and "streamline" their processes or whatever shite, regardless of the consequences it has. You can see with your own eyes it's barely staying upright but from a management perspective, the costs are saved, the profits go up, therefore it's a 100% success. Automation will be much like that.
>> No. 5008 Anonymous
22nd August 2021
Sunday 9:50 pm
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>The AIs we're building and looking to deploy in the workplace think distinctly different to people because the demand is in different tasks

Nobody cares about "thinking differently" or "complementary skills", they just have a business objective that needs to be satisfied - lowering costs, increasing productivity or both. Modern AIs aren't programmed but trained - we give them example inputs and outputs and the algorithm figures out how to get from one to the other.

Automation won't replace all jobs any time soon, but it's aggressively eroding the middle of the labour market. Robots struggle with varied tasks in organic environments (cleaning, waiting tables etc), they struggle with very complex creative and intellectual tasks, but everything in the middle is ripe for automation.

>This is daft, we know how to avoid economic disruption with retraining, education and nudging people into the right careers etc.

Except we don't. One in five British adults lack the literacy and/or numeracy skills expected of an eleven-year-old, a figure that has remained stubbornly high for decades. It's a cruel delusion to imagine that everyone could be a robotics engineer or a cardiac surgeon if they just put their mind to it. Some people just aren't very bright. It's not their fault, it doesn't make them bad people, but they couldn't scrape together five GCSEs to save their life.

We saw the failure of this ambition during the Blair years. We radically increased the number of people who went to university, but the number of jobs that actually require degree-level training barely changed. We thought we were upskilling the economy, but we were really just creating make-work for junior lecturers and university administrators and lumping young people with the cost.

Wages haven't gone up since 2008 because per-worker productivity hasn't gone up. An increasing share of profits goes to capital rather than labour because an increasing share of productivity is generated by capital rather than labour. The threat of automation isn't hypothetical, it's happening as we speak, we're just pasting over the cracks and hoping for the best.
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>> No. 5009 Anonymous
22nd August 2021
Sunday 9:51 pm
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The machine-tending robot arm I showed in a previous post is a clear example of this. It's objectively worse than a human operator; it's slower at actually loading the machine, it doesn't know what to do if something gets clogged up with swarf, it can't do odd jobs around the workshop etc. None of that matters, because it does the work of three-and-a-bit full time employees and pays for itself in a matter of months.

Self-checkout machines in supermarkets are annoying for customers and increase theft, but the economics of replacing eight employees with one employee and eight machines is utterly compelling. Robots don't have to be better than you to take your job, they just need to be acceptable as a cheap-and-cheerful substitute.
>> No. 5010 Anonymous
22nd August 2021
Sunday 11:14 pm
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I submit that back when forklifts were a new thing, trade unions still mattered so the workers who weren't made redundant (not a huge problem because full employment was government policy) got a large pay increase due to their increased productivity. That increased pay then ran through the tax system, so the overall result was no real change if you look at things as a distribution between capital owners and labour. (including the unemployed as "labour")
Now in the shiny new progressive 2020s, where Trade Unions aren't allowed more than 3 people lurking around outside and they can have their car doors confiscated if they look at you the wrong way, there's no need for passing on productivity gains. Just keep paying the guy who makes sure the robot doesn't trip over the extension cord whatever he was being paid before and fire the rest, then pass the gain onto shareholders, the most important people in the world. Don't weep for the unemployed, the DWP will have them programming the next angry birds or get them to take an innovative new job on an app where people pay them to pretend to be their friends or some other exciting innovation in boring dysopia.

A little anecdote I quite like: Economists used to think that it was "one of the most surprising, yet best-established facts in the whole range of economic statistics" that the share of the national income that went on wages was pretty constant. Varying up and down a bit as the economy itself does, but basically steady. Then a funny thing happened across the developed world starting in the 1980s: it began to fall. As an equal and opposite reaction, the share going to capital owners increased. How very odd. I'm not even really attributing 100% of that to unions, it's just that the union's biggest political disadvantage - that it was visible - also makes it the easiest one to point to. This post is overwritten enough as it is without pointing at other things too.
>> No. 5012 Anonymous
23rd August 2021
Monday 12:09 am
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Also there's a huge microeconomic difference between a forklift and a robot arm. A forklift increases the productivity of a skilled worker, granting them more economic bargaining power; a robot arm replaces a worker entirely, greatly reducing the bargaining power of whichever unskilled worker it replaced.

This the crucial difference between mechanisation and automation that a lot of people overlook. In the 1970s, printing was heavily mechanised, which made skilled printers highly productive workers with a lot of bargaining power - the printing machinery needed constant skilled intervention and everything ground to a halt if the printers walked out, but they were capable of producing huge quantities of newspapers. In the 80s (starting with Wapping), printing became automated. The new automated machines didn't need printers with specialised skills to operate them, only electricians and mechanics to maintain them. Without effective bargaining power, the protests by the printing unions were futile.

Mechanisation can benefit both labour and capital, but automation benefits only capital because it replaces rather than augments the productivity of labour.


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>> No. 23449 Anonymous
16th December 2020
Wednesday 11:00 pm
/v/23449 What are you watching right now?
I suppose we need a /v/ equivalent of the /e/ and /beat/ threads.

I've started watching Life on Mars again, but this time in HD on Netflix, and have only just realised it was filmed on... film. That or transferred to film and re-digitised for Netflix. The version Netflix has is absolutely covered in dust marks.
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>> No. 23950 Anonymous
22nd August 2021
Sunday 3:34 pm
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Makes me want to drive through Las Venturas while listening to K-DST.

People like Jack Thompson decried the violence of the GTA games but they really should've been praising them for cultivating great musical taste in the kids that played them.
>> No. 23951 Anonymous
22nd August 2021
Sunday 6:42 pm
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Yeah if there's one thing the GTA games have always had, it's been an outstanding soundtrack. VC and SA were full of classic hits, but it really impressed me how IV and V had some impressive deep cuts you'd never expect to hear in a videogame.

My jaw dropped when this came on driving around Liberty City the first time.
>> No. 23952 Anonymous
22nd August 2021
Sunday 8:31 pm
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Everyone forgets Chris Conner's original music for the first GTA, which was also exceptional.
>> No. 23953 Anonymous
22nd August 2021
Sunday 8:46 pm
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I can't forget the GTA 1 soundtrack, I used to listen to the CD with it all on including the police radio which, as far as I can tell, is just the full-length recording of police radio that every TV show made since uses clips from in any police scne.

It's on par with that one very specific hinge-creaking sound that every TV show also uses whenever someone opens a door.

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>> No. 23954 Anonymous
22nd August 2021
Sunday 8:47 pm
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Craig Conner.


>> No. 444214 Anonymous
7th June 2021
Monday 6:05 pm
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Lads, I've just opened my packet of mozzarella sticks and there were 13 in there rather than the 12 there's supposed to be.

I thought I'd share my outrageous good fortune with you in the hope that my good luck rubs off on you. If it does, let me know.
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>> No. 445058 Anonymous
18th July 2021
Sunday 7:25 pm
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We've had to buy my daughter a year 6 leavers hoody, when I say had to I mean the alternative is her being the only kid out of about 90 without one. They cost ~£16 and they were given out at the start of last week so they could all be worn for the last couple of weeks of term, but they had the bright idea of getting them in black so they're completely unsuitable to be worn in summer.

My other half is also going nuts about getting thank you presents for the teachers and teaching assistants. Fuck knows why this became a thing.
>> No. 445106 Anonymous
20th July 2021
Tuesday 7:01 pm
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OP here again. There were 11 mozzarella sticks in my supposed pack of 12 today. Aldi always seems to fuck me over now and then.
>> No. 445107 Anonymous
20th July 2021
Tuesday 7:46 pm
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The grape rule is silly because if the kid's taken out by a grape it's called "natural selection". However, refined sugar is basically complete dogshit-poison and you should do everything possible to avoid it and especially avoid giving it to kids.

Though I'd like to know how, besides pinching some, they're figuring out which homemade snacks have too much sugar. I think they're just pinching some though, aren't they?

This makes me think you're the only man in the country buying these things.
>> No. 445108 Anonymous
20th July 2021
Tuesday 9:09 pm
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Gotta have something like mozzarella sticks or garlic bread with your pasta.
>> No. 445876 Anonymous
22nd August 2021
Sunday 6:38 pm
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Today's pack of mozzarella sticks contained 13. Let the good times roll.


>> No. 30898 Anonymous
29th July 2021
Thursday 1:57 pm
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I never recovered from the end of university. I'm nearly 30 now and have not made a single friend or acquaintane since the day university ended and my established friendship group disintegrated overnight. I do everything alone. I drink alone, I go to the gym alone, my job is remote. I've never been in a serious relationship and likely never will be.

I don't fit in the world, I never had problems socialising or talking to strangers or whatever, but I don't fit in society. It happens around me. Crying now. I don't know what to do. Attempted suicide a few years ago, obviously failed. Nobody knows about it, because there is nobody to know about it.
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>> No. 30961 Anonymous
22nd August 2021
Sunday 3:53 pm
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Why didn't you pick up the bass like we told you to? Drums would work too.

Some more ideas for you:

-Amateur sports team. The more obscure the better because you're more likely to find other people who don't quite fit in the world.
-Martial arts. Same as above. Maybe try HEMA.
-Getting a motorcycle and joining a motorcycle club (not the ones that call themselves 1%ers though. they seem like a naughty bunch)
>> No. 30962 Anonymous
22nd August 2021
Sunday 3:54 pm
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That's what happens when you wear a hat, baldie.
>> No. 30964 Anonymous
22nd August 2021
Sunday 3:56 pm
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Volunteer at a care home or a food bank.
>> No. 30965 Anonymous
22nd August 2021
Sunday 4:02 pm
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The lamest possible option but I suppose that would work too. is also worth looking into.
>> No. 30966 Anonymous
22nd August 2021
Sunday 5:25 pm
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Or a museum. I went to Bletchley Park this past week - the home of computing, geeks and radio - go and volunteer at a place like that, that you like.


>> No. 7299 Anonymous
12th August 2021
Thursday 12:29 pm
/lit/7299 Sourcing 'rare' books
I'm looking for a copy of Libido Dominandi: Sexual Liberation and Political Control - Amazons listing puts it at over £250, Some American site puts it closer to £50, including an international shipping charge.
There's a PDF available but it's edited and I want a legitimate copy.

An independant bookshop might source it, but how would they go about valuing something like that? What's that kind of specialist knowledge and connection worth - 20% in this case, considering all that they'd really need to do is create a paypal account and use that american site?
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>> No. 7322 Anonymous
13th August 2021
Friday 12:09 pm
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>> No. 7323 Anonymous
13th August 2021
Friday 12:12 pm
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Not unless they're using proxies.
>> No. 7324 Anonymous
13th August 2021
Friday 12:37 pm
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Visit your local library and talk to the librarians - people often have the idea that they're just glorified shelf-stackers, but they're skilled professionals. Through the inter-library loan system, they can search for and request books from any library in the country, including the British Library. Bear in mind that most library services will offer you membership even if you don't live in the borough and university libraries are usually open to the public.

Google the words "libgen" and "scihub", because they're the greatest academic resources in the history of humanity.

Choose a reference management application and learn how to use it properly. I prefer JabRef, but the most popular options are Mendeley and Zotero.

Learn the basics of statistics. Even if you're not particularly mathematical, it'll hugely improve your ability to spot dodgy data and see through weak arguments. How to Read Numbers by Tom and David Chivers and How to Make the World Add Up by Tim Harford are gentle, intuitive and very readable introductions to statistical thinking.

If you're thinking about going on a shotgun rampage in Plymouth, seek psychiatric help.
>> No. 7325 Anonymous
14th August 2021
Saturday 4:16 pm
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I don't have any knowledge of the writer, but in the interest of encouraging freedom of research, the following website can be very useful for finding rare books:
>> No. 7331 Anonymous
20th August 2021
Friday 12:14 pm
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I've read 5 chapters so far and the book does seem fairly bias. I'm not really educated enough to point out examples, but it's there to be felt.
Parts of the writing seem reasonable; it has atleast offered in interesting explaination of the french revolutions, which if i ever get around to learning history might serve well compared against other accounts.

(A good day to you Sir!)


>> No. 7328 Anonymous
20th August 2021
Friday 10:27 am
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Can anyone here recommend any good books on modern exploration? Ideally I'm looking for works specifically on lost cities, hard to reach places in the current era, and not books about earlier exploration.

I suppose a National Geographic subscription might cut it, but I like my writing more longform and addressing a particular aspect of exploration.
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>> No. 7329 Anonymous
20th August 2021
Friday 11:06 am
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How modern are we talking?
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20th August 2021
Friday 11:18 am
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This is one of my favourites. Not quite 'true' exploring but a good insight into isolated communities.
'Cold' by Ranulph Fines is great too, if you like polar exploration.


>> No. 7326 Anonymous
19th August 2021
Thursday 4:34 pm
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Can you recommend any autobiographies of anyone whose importance is derived from how rich and/or powerful they are where they come across really badly?
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>> No. 7327 Anonymous
19th August 2021
Thursday 9:25 pm
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Brian Clough's autobiography is pretty contentious. Does he count? There's an extended bit about Justin Fashanu which explains a lot about Justin Fashanu's death.


>> No. 2964 Anonymous
18th August 2021
Wednesday 6:09 pm
/uhu/2964 Neodymium magnets
What are some things (other than internal organs) neodymium magnets should on no account come into contact with? Are they going to fuck up my satellite dish or other assorted aerials if they get near them?
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>> No. 2968 Anonymous
18th August 2021
Wednesday 6:55 pm
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What if you shot one of these from a slingshot at an armoured knight. Would the added magnetism help it to penetrate?

I'm planning a little trip and this is just the kind of information I need.
>> No. 2969 Anonymous
18th August 2021
Wednesday 7:25 pm
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Slightly wrong, though. You can really piss off power supplies in equipment using moderate magnets nearby. The inductors in switch mode power supplies can be made to saturate if you give them a decent external magnetic bias - at which point they stop being inductors, turn back into a bit of copper wire, and the power supply loses regulation.
(I sort of knew this was possible, but glomming a PoE-powered piece of kit to a steel barn using magnets caused the (cheap, shitty) PoE widget to fail hot, so now I really know this. You do too.) Moving the PoE widget to the other side of the box fixed things.
>> No. 2970 Anonymous
18th August 2021
Wednesday 7:28 pm
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Also - your satellite dish won't care, but the LNA on the front might if it's using a lump of ferrite to switch between polarisations.
None of these things are anywhere near as bad as eating them / sticking them up your arse (or any other orifice) / letting them slam together with any part of you in the gap.
>> No. 2971 Anonymous
18th August 2021
Wednesday 7:57 pm
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>the LNA on the front
I assume that's the prong that sticks out in front of the dish itself?
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18th August 2021
Wednesday 11:42 pm
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The lump on the end of the prong. The round bit on the prong is the feedhorn that collects the reflected signal from the dish. The boxy bit with wires hanging out is a Low Noise Block that amplifies the signal and converts it to a lower frequency for distribution to your various boxes.


>> No. 5883 Anonymous
6th April 2011
Wednesday 5:52 pm
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Why do a lot of people seem to rave about Nando's?

My friends think I'm a freak because I very rarely eat Subway or Nando's; as far I can tell it's just, not especially good quality, grilled chicken that has been marinated in peri-peri sauce. Am I missing something here?
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>> No. 14496 Anonymous
19th June 2021
Saturday 9:45 pm
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Old Peculier or nowt.
>> No. 14497 Anonymous
19th June 2021
Saturday 9:53 pm
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Your grammar is as poor as your opinions are nonsensical.
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18th August 2021
Wednesday 10:55 am
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>The restaurant group has had to shut around 50 outlets temporarily after apparently running short of its staple fare: peri peri chicken.

>> No. 14615 Anonymous
18th August 2021
Wednesday 12:42 pm
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Craft beer's main conceit is that it's a break from tradition inasmuch that tried and tested malt/hop combinations are thrown out of the window in favour of serving up hyper strong, hyper bitter hop syrup that makes your teeth itch to people who are willing to pay a premium to be seen to be drinking shit.

This isn't to say all older beers were good, I mean, did anybody ever try Webster's Yorkshire/Pennine Bitter?
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18th August 2021
Wednesday 5:03 pm
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Yorkshire bitter? Sounds about right.


>> ID: 02bce9 No. 11260 Anonymous
19th December 2013
Thursday 10:21 pm

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May we have the maximum image size on /spo/ increased so we can have a .gif thread, please?
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>> ID: 42a734 No. 15168 Anonymous
29th December 2019
Sunday 11:01 am

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>> ID: 9b7686 No. 15878 Anonymous
9th August 2021
Monday 10:19 am

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Are we getting webms or going to be able to upload the likes of webp or avif images any time soon?
>> ID: dda308 No. 15879 Anonymous
18th August 2021
Wednesday 12:55 am

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What is the point of .webp? It's a Google image format, and is therefore inherently untrustworthy, and other formats work just fine for viewing images anyway. It's not like .webm which can play sound and can be paused and assorted other advantages over gifs. The webp format adds nothing, surely.
>> ID: 8c0cdb No. 15880 Anonymous
18th August 2021
Wednesday 1:09 am

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Be that as it may, it's a format that exists and is in common use, and it's not going away any time soon.
>> ID: 321588 No. 15881 Anonymous
18th August 2021
Wednesday 1:21 am

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All the more reason to tell it to fuck off, it's a format for people who don't try.


>> No. 14583 Anonymous
10th August 2021
Tuesday 2:13 pm
/nom/14583 The Great Apple Juice scam
"Tropical" pressed juice from Co-Op. 55% apple juice, the highest proportion of any juice in the product.
Volvic L'mon "Lemon and Lime". 21.3% apple juice, the highest proportion of any juice in the product.
Soda Folk "Blueberry Muffin Soda". 40.9% apple juice. A pitiful 3.1% blueberry juice.
Why are the big food corps padding out drinks with apple juice, the third worst mainstream juice after tomato and grapefruit? I want my lemon drink to be lemon, not apple.
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>> No. 14596 Anonymous
10th August 2021
Tuesday 8:59 pm
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Never heard of it. Is this something blood tests at the doctor would pick up? Because I get plenty of those. The last one said I had low vitamin D levels, so I assume they do check these things (although apparently everyone has low levels of vitamin D, so perhaps they just guessed and never looked for anything), and I was once told I actually had too much iron in my blood. Will I get any noticeable side effects from wrong amounts of (presumably too little) glucinericone?
>> No. 14604 Anonymous
13th August 2021
Friday 12:43 pm
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>Do you think that if you'd looked at the nicer stuff, you might have been more motivated to work harder? I'm asking for my own spawn-rearing purposes.

I mean I was the first in my family to go to uni, so I think I was already as much as you could ask for in terms of council estate motivation. Just beat your children, or at least make them grow to resent you, then they will work their arses off to get away from you.
>> No. 14605 Anonymous
13th August 2021
Friday 3:10 pm
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Going to uni isn't an achievement, you just give them 3 or 12 grand a year depending on what year it was when you were 18.
>> No. 14612 Anonymous
17th August 2021
Tuesday 6:08 pm
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I remember getting into a cuntoff with a lad in 2010 because I said that a Masters degree today was kind of equivalent to what a Bachelors was in the 90s and he was extra naffed off when the Professor agreed with me. I did a PhD and knowing what I know now I wouldn't have bothered going to Uni at all. It's a Cult, a Scam, or Finishing School for the better classes depending on your socioeconomic status and/or level of commitment.

If I somehow manage to defy the odds and become economically viable enough as a person in my 40s to have a family I'll be telling my kids to be hair dressers.
>> No. 14613 Anonymous
17th August 2021
Tuesday 6:50 pm
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>Going to uni isn't an achievement

It is for someone who grew up like I did. Being alive past 30 is also a significant milestone.


>> No. 23185 Anonymous
4th August 2020
Tuesday 8:55 pm
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Do you have any anime recommendations?

This year I got into the habit of watching Natsume's Book of Friends before bed. I've found anime in general to be good for helping you unwide when you're otherwise entirely busy with work. Natsume seems to tick the right boxes for me in providing escapism with self-contained stories that make you think. Previously I've enjoyed Mushishi and Kino's Journey for the same reasons of relaxation.
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>> No. 23873 Anonymous
2nd August 2021
Monday 4:15 pm
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Is Inuyasha worth watching? It's on Netflix now and thought it could be worth brushing up on what seems to be a very influential anime.
>> No. 23926 Anonymous
14th August 2021
Saturday 9:05 pm
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If you've watched a bunch of anime and want to see where some of the tropes come from, then InuYasha is fantastic particularly since it falls into the CLAMP tradition of writing sort of shounen. On its own it's a decent series, but suffers from the usual problems of episodic content with no fixed end or time line. You can probably gauge if you'll enjoy it after the first 10-20 episodes, which if you skip intro and outros and do what any sane person does and watch at 1.5x speed should only take a few hours.
>> No. 23927 Anonymous
14th August 2021
Saturday 9:23 pm
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>any sane person does and watch at 1.5x speed
I can't imagine being so desperate to consume content that I need to watch it 50% faster just to get it in my noggin as soon as possible.
>> No. 23929 Anonymous
14th August 2021
Saturday 9:27 pm
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Up to you, of course. But even artistic expression has its limits in the face economic reality, so it's not just "content", it's realising that some expression is being extruded and otherwise stretched.
>> No. 23932 Anonymous
15th August 2021
Sunday 8:58 pm
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Evangelion 3.0 + .0 came put on Prime.

I watched it a couple times and still don't know quite what to make of it. The action sceness were well good, but it got all weird and meta in the final act.


>> No. 436938 Anonymous
14th May 2020
Thursday 7:11 pm
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I think shopping at Lidl and Aldi is the ultimate intelligence test.

Anyone who uses the packing station behind the checkouts has instantly lost.
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>> No. 445389 Anonymous
31st July 2021
Saturday 3:36 pm
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I buy a very small amount from Aldi. I never get a trolley or even a basket, so I only buy what I can hold in my hands. Once I've paid for it, I just pick it all up again and walk out. I do still feel a bit like I'm being rushed, but quite frankly, checkmate, atheists.
>> No. 445629 Anonymous
14th August 2021
Saturday 2:04 am
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Mum says speed of Aldi cashier left her 'crying and shaking' as food piled high

A Teesside mum says she has been left traumatised by the "aggressive approach" of an Aldi cashier and the "ferocious" speed of the supermarket's conveyor belts.

Nicola Fuller was minding her own business, completing her weekly shop with her three young children, when she became embroiled in tense confrontation with a "disgracefully rude" staff member. She claims the worker refused to slow his scanning even as food fell from the packing area onto the floor "like a slot machine", leaving customers in the Guisborough store "gawping".

The 35-year-old mum maintains that she was loading her shopping "as quickly as possible", but that the worker was taking no prisoners, and "continuously scanning" and "piling the food high". Soon "huge towers" of groceries loomed perilously over the edge of the packing area, as she "frantically reached" to place each item in her bags. "He could see my struggle and when a tin finally fell, I began crying and shaking" she explained.
>> No. 445630 Anonymous
14th August 2021
Saturday 2:09 am
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My estimation of journalists has increased lately, with a few stories I've seen of reporters either bravely investigating ugly truths at great personal risk or working really hard to uncover scoops nobody else knows about, but it's all been undone by the fact someone was paid to write that story. Journalists are losers, all of them.
>> No. 445631 Anonymous
14th August 2021
Saturday 2:10 am
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>> No. 445636 Anonymous
14th August 2021
Saturday 9:35 am
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Local newspapers are pretty much on their arse these days.


>> No. 15041 Anonymous
10th May 2018
Thursday 5:43 pm
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>Drag queens banned from performing at Free Pride Glasgow event over fears acts will offend trans people


>The organisation said in a statement that it hopes to create a safe space for all members of the LGBTQIA+ (lesbian, gay, bisexual, trans, queer, intersex, asexual) community, and that while the decision may "disappoint" some people "the needs of the most marginalised groups within our community come first."


>Free Pride Glasgow said: “It was felt that it [drag performance] would make some of those who were transgender or questioning their gender uncomfortable. It was felt by the group within the Trans/Non Binary Caucus that some drag performance, particularly cis drag, hinges on the social view of gender and making it into a joke, however transgender individuals do not feel as though their gender identity is a joke.”

Life rarely takes the piss out of itself like this. It almost sounds like the plot of a South Park episode.
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>> No. 35049 Anonymous
13th August 2021
Friday 3:31 pm
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In my day it was stuff like smoking, but clearly things have changed a lot if 'pretending to be a girl while having a slash' is considered the apex of adolescent cool.
>> No. 35052 Anonymous
13th August 2021
Friday 4:00 pm
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We seem to have forgotten, as a society, that kids are not innocent little paragons of virtue. In fact quite the opposite, they're tiny fucking psychopaths. They are utterly sadistic to one another because they haven't developed the compassion not to be yet. I remember kids in primary school doing things to their peers that Joseph Goebbels would have considered cruel and unusual.

I'm not sure what the consequences of giving trans rights to kids will be, for good or ill, I just generally don't think kids can be trusted with the kind of responsibility modern people think they can be.
>> No. 35053 Anonymous
13th August 2021
Friday 4:15 pm
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>We seem to have forgotten, as a society, that kids are not innocent little paragons of virtue.
I don't understand why that's relevant and you didn't say anything that ties it to the context.

So what? If they don't get bullied for that they'll get bullied for something else. Boys aren't banned from doing ballet just because they'll get bullied for it. This isn't how we select the criteria of what things children can do.
>> No. 35055 Anonymous
13th August 2021
Friday 4:30 pm
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Who says I was even talking to you, or engaging in the cunt off, gobshite?
>> No. 35056 Anonymous
13th August 2021
Friday 4:39 pm
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The person who asked for your opinion in the first place.


>> No. 27146 Anonymous
26th August 2020
Wednesday 10:54 pm
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I suppose it's time for a new thread seeing as the previous one is almost at 1,700 posts.

It's been kicking off in America (again) after the police have shot a black man (again). A couple of protesters/rioters have been killed after they were driven by the police towards an alt-right militia, with this planned in advance.
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>> No. 35038 Anonymous
13th August 2021
Friday 9:58 am
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It feels like it's been a while since chronic masturbators made the news.
>> No. 35039 Anonymous
13th August 2021
Friday 10:01 am
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MailOnline headlines need 'Parklife!' at the end.
>> No. 35040 Anonymous
13th August 2021
Friday 10:08 am
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There was a BBC doc about the 2011 riots on last night. They had the three kinds of copper: the senior one in a suit and tie who spoken in abstract truisms; the young beardy one who spoke intelligently about operational deficiencies, the impact of austerity and lessons not being learned; and the bald middle-aged one with Union Jack furniture who described police as the most courageous kind of people and criminals as vermin.
>> No. 35050 Anonymous
13th August 2021
Friday 3:35 pm
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>10 minute rants about life being 'rigged against you', humanity being on the 'brink of extinction'


So the ones who speak above your level of comprehension, the ones who match your views and the one with a Union flag.
>> No. 35051 Anonymous
13th August 2021
Friday 3:36 pm
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I really hope we don't make the news one day. If anything ever happens to Carol Vorderman we're completely fucked.


>> No. 51150 Anonymous
8th October 2013
Tuesday 9:23 pm
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Young adults in England have scored among the lowest results in the industrialised world in international literacy and numeracy tests.

A major study by the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) shows how England's 16 to 24-year-olds are falling behind their Asian and European counterparts. England is 22nd for literacy and 21st for numeracy out of 24 countries.

Unlike other developed countries, the study also showed that young people in England are no better at these tests than older people, in the 55 to 65 age range. When this is weighted with other factors, such as the socio-economic background of people taking the test, it shows that England is the only country in the survey where results are going backwards - with the older cohort better than the younger.

Cue lots of finger pointing and nothing changing.
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>> No. 94410 Anonymous
12th August 2021
Thursday 3:28 pm
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Every child in the country is a genius who just chokes in exams. The evidence is undeniable.
>> No. 94413 Anonymous
12th August 2021
Thursday 6:11 pm
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Under this Conservative Government, young people are getting smarter. Only logical explanation.
>> No. 94414 Anonymous
12th August 2021
Thursday 6:58 pm
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Because exams didn't happen and teachers just gave random marks to everyone.
>> No. 94415 Anonymous
12th August 2021
Thursday 8:16 pm
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We all know it's brownnosing and agreeing with the teacher that will get the kids top-marks. And being one of the ones they fancy.
>> No. 94416 Anonymous
12th August 2021
Thursday 8:18 pm
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So that's why girls outperform boys academically.


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