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The Archaeobotanist: Mesolithic cereal trade in Europe? -
The Archaeobotanist: Mesolithic cereal trade in Europe?
The Archaeobotanist: Mesolithic cereal trade in Europe?
"This week's Science includes in ancient sedimentary DNA study by Oliver Smith, Robin Allaby and colleagues from sediments from an archaeological site sealed beneath the English Channel, with evidence that wheat was decomposing on this Mesolithic site 8000 years ago. Such a claim is obvioulsy a big deal for archaeologists, it is counter to our accepted narrative of the introduction of cereals with Neolithic farming immigrants around 6000 years ago. No surprisingly it has received science media attention, both in Science and in New Scientist, as well as a learned commentary from Gregor Larson; and despite a busy teaching week I have been asked for comments. Here I give my full extended comment. While I agree that we really need more evidence to clinch this from additional sites, and I would prefer directly radiocarbon dated grains, I also don't think this requires a complete overhaul of what we know about the introduction of sustained farming around 4000 BC." - Maitani from Bookmarklet
"This report is sure to be heavily debated, and I guess many archaeologists will reject this out of hand. But that is perhaps like the ostrich with its head in the sand. I would certainly be happier with an AMS-dated cereal grain, but this new evidence tells us we need to be actively looking for those Pre-Neolithic traded grains." - Maitani
ABBOV - Alfonker Tapir
t-ra needs this place
what!? sigh "@frickinator: Georgia judge jails Muslim woman for wearing headscarf to court. MY BRAIN JUST EXPLODED."
what!? sigh "@frickinator: Georgia judge jails Muslim woman for wearing headscarf to court. MY BRAIN JUST EXPLODED."
Backwards ass bigot. - Starmama from FFHound(roid)!
Guy needs to be impeached. - Spidra Webster
seriously. I forget I live in a little bubble of mostly reasonable people in this vastness of hateful shit down here sometimes. even folks who identify as conservative I can usually find common ground with on Constitutional rights and protections at the very least, if not about class and race privilege. but this motherfucker... he on a whole other level of wrong. - t-ra needs this place
What is this, France?! - Amit Patel
RT @davidparis: #straya RT @danwarne: "We couldn't read your meter - Energy Australia"
RT @davidparis: #straya RT @danwarne: "We couldn't read your meter - Energy Australia"
time to move - Joe "The Anvil" Pierce
to a different planet - Joe "The Anvil" Pierce
^^ Ha! - Spidra Webster
HELLLLLL NO. - Kristin
micro-changes in air density my ass. - Big Joe Silenced
But guys, BABIES! - SAM
Such cute little spiders! - Joe
Bruce Lewis
I've skied perhaps 10 times in my life. Conditions today at Bretton Woods were perhaps the best I ever experienced, with temperatures above freezing, no wind, and a few inches of snow from the night before. - Bruce Lewis
A beautiful day with a beautiful woman :)
Shameless flattery will get you everywhere. :P - Jenny H. from Android
Just a couple of observations, boo :) - Eivind from Android
Michael W. May
Was told I had no evidence of kidney stones. Well, now I have evidence. #ouch
2015-02-24 14.31.37 kidney stone.jpg
Ouch! :( - Anne Bouey
Evil little thing. Ow! - Julian
I sent a copy of the photo to the VA doc and a message about it to my private urologist. I am interested to see what response they will each give. - Michael W. May
"you dreamed this, it isn't real" *handwave* - Big Joe Silenced
:(( - Tamara J. B.
Ouch! :-( - vicster.
Ugh... Owwwww! - Jenny H. from Android
I hope they both ask you to come in ASAP. I saw a few people with kidney stones. That looks painful. - Anika
My private urologist answered but ignored the bit about the stone; the VA doctor ignored me completely. - Michael W. May from Flucso
What the hell?! - Spidra Webster
Heh, after writing another message concerning my displeasure at other things, the VA doctor reponded with a consult for a CTurogram. Now awaiting an answer on that second message. - Michael W. May
That's So CAJ!
Well, this could be fairly exciting. Out of the blue, I got an email from a company looking to hire a NOC Manager for their expanding business. And more interestingly, they're looking for someone more process-oriented than technically-oriented. Which is good as the company specializes in SIP Trunking services which I had not heard of before...cont.
...that first email. Basically, they saw my resume and my background of former military and ITIL and thought it'd be worth contacting me. After a decently long initial conversion with their VP of Network Engineering and Operations it appears they're just at the point where they want to grow and need some middle management to assist in keeping the smart guys in line so the VPs can focus on the business side. - That's So CAJ!
So...I'll be heading into their office on Friday to have a chat with them in person. A chat that may last up to two hours. I'm about to become extremely familiar with VoIP and SIP Trunking in the next two days. Because while I don't know exactly what the hell they're doing, I know I can help them do it better. :) - That's So CAJ!
That sounds like a great opportunity for you. Good luck! - Anika from Android
It's yet again another path divergent from my previous IT Management life but I'm actually interested in what they're doing and where they're going. - That's So CAJ!
Sweet. You totally got this. Let me know if you need an assistant. - t-ra needs this place from Android
Good luck! - Jenny H. from Android
HUZZAH, SIR! HUZZAH, I SAY! - MoTO Boychick Devil
Kick ass, caj :) - Brent Schaus from iPhone
awesome. VOIP, SIP - fairly complicated protocols, but fairly easy (imo) to learn the basics, as the data headers are a variant on email-style headers. The signaling and gateway stuff can get ugly underneath (we are, in fact, converting an old telephony model to the internet, so some things are *huh?*). When I was doing more VOIP, I set up a Asterisk box in my house, played with the PBX functionality, and used it to see how SIP operates. - Kevin Johnson
Kevin, I'm reading up on it to at least recognize the acronyms that might get used in the meeting. While the position is more a people/process wrangler, knowing at least how to talk the talk will be a good thing. - That's So CAJ!
Well, that was my first ever three hour interview (four people plus a nickel tour of the place). I think we're all in agreement of what the position is and what I'd be doing if hired. Now to see if they're going to meet my salary requirements. (It's in their range per the COO but it's up to the VP of the section hiring me.) - That's So CAJ!
*crosses fingers* - LB needs a vacation from Android
*crosses other people's toes* - Julian
ow, quit it, J. - Marie
Fingers crossed! - Anne Bouey
And the process continues. Now they're asking for professional references. Previous jobs are easy. I haven't exactly mentioned that I'm in talks with another company. While I figured that might, I never exactly got around to it. "Hey boss, you might get a call from another company calling to find out how good I am at my job." Hmm... - That's So CAJ! from Android
Current boss now aware of talks with other company. Contact information passed on. Supremely nervous. Was secretly hoping current company would tempt me with a raise to stay. I've already figured out that number, just in case. - That's So CAJ!
Well, it sure feels weird but I'm turning down the job. Money was decent and training opportunities pretty nice as well but it just wasn't an overall good fit for us right now. - That's So CAJ!
bad fit == good reason to turn it down. - Kevin Johnson
Bret Taylor's answer to What's the current status of FriendFeed? - Quora -
"Written 4h ago". - from Bookmarklet
"And then a horde of angry Turkish people will yell at me about it on Twitter, and we will all remember the small but well-loved site it was." :) -
horde of angry Turkish people! - пифагор квадратные штаны
"А что сказали интеллигентные русскоязычные люди, никто так и не узнал, потому что они были очень воспитанные. Ну и френдфид упал." - пифагор квадратные штаны
может, кто-нибудь там напишет идею для тех, кто ещё работает в FB задокументировать, куда пинать, чтобы поднять те или иные части FrF? - Слова трупанины и ебанины
Надо готовить направление миграции на всякий случай. - flamebait generator from FFHound!
@juliakorovsky Муахаха, то есть мяу - voldmar
@kukutz написал -
на волоске висим, на самом деле. - нонешний денечек from Android
^вот. совсем не лайк. я как-то не думал, что для того, чтобы дергать фрф сервера нужно оставаться внутри фейсбука. - eugenio from Android
^ мне кажется, что в какой-то момент будет какая-нибудь перестановка чего-нибудь - и прикроют сквот и так и эдак. а код/базы никто не отдаст, потому что для этого нужно бодаться с legal а это никому не нужно. пат. -
А неплохо было бы донести до кого-нибудь в ФБ, что отдали бы они уже это в качестве социального проекта тем, кому он нужен. Монетизации всё равно никакой, а затраты на хостинг мы бы как-нибудь разрулили между собой. С другой стороны — если обратят внимание, прикроют, конечно, а не отдадут. - earlyadopter
^ только перед этим придется сначала придушить пару-тройку fin controllers в подворотне, и потом свору-другую corporate lawyers тоже, перед тем как появится разрешение пустить на соцпроект. - A. T.
^ да, как-то вот так. должен быть какой-то хороший ответ на вопрос зачем фб прилагать усилия и рисковать. есть гораздо более безобидные примеры, когда код (даже просто код, без данных) не жалко отдать, но.. -
Надо кому-нибудь отсюда наконец устроиться в FB и разобраться лично. -
Надо охмурить behemot или voloko кому-нибудь :) - Слова трупанины и ебанины
^^как раз вчера ответил рекрутеру из фб, что спасибо, мол, но нет. - eugenio
Словил несколько 500-к сегодня. Кар-кар. -
A. T.
RT @asbradbury: "Kids who can handle machine code have a certain magic about them" Assembly Language for Kids
RT @asbradbury: "Kids who can handle machine code have a certain magic about them" Assembly Language for Kids
Andrew C (✔)
RT @jenist: Update: a NYC Transit worker all but confirms portal to alt universe via anecdote involving a man in a tweed suit
RT @jenist: Update: a NYC Transit worker all but confirms portal to alt universe via anecdote involving a man in a tweed suit
At the risk of sounding childishly gleeful... *squeeeeee* - bentley
makes me think of worldgating in the Young Wizards series. - ellbeecee
^ this! - Jennifer Dittrich
Sean McBride
Artificial intelligence conquers Space Invaders, Pong, Q*bert
Artificial intelligence conquers Space Invaders, Pong, Q*bert
I ran out of quarters before I accomplished this feat. - Eric Logan from FFHound!
wait, what, q*bert can be beat? :O - chaz2b
tunneling! <3 - Miki
Andrew C (✔)
Shannon - GlassMistress
I called MAN to ask if he'd like to go to a bead show on the other coast this weekend (to scope out the show for possible vendor-ship). His response, "No, but I'd go 'cause you want me to". At least he's honest :-)
Zulema ❧ spicy cocoa tart
RT @timtrueman: The Finns call the ‘@’ sign miukumauku, "the sign of the meow," because it resembles a curled-up sleeping cat.
RT @timtrueman: The Finns call the ‘@’ sign miukumauku, "the sign of the meow," because it resembles a curled-up sleeping cat.
It does, a little bit. - Spidra Webster
I'll have to tell this to my kids. They call it 'fancy a'. - Anika
I think in Mandarin it's "xiao laoshu" - "little mouse". - Jessie
^Little mouse is the cutest! - Zulema ❧ spicy cocoa tart
Hahaha it actually took me the longest time to get that. I would hear Dominic on the phone with his friends talking about "little mice" and letters of the alphabet, and finally I figured out he was reading off email addresses. - Jessie
That's So CAJ!
I don't recall when I last felt in control of my life. I am fortunate that I am not struck with major health/financial issues. Unfocused and floundering is roughly how I feel more often than not. This is more of a journal entry than an attempt at attention. Sometimes you just have to get the words down and out of your head to let new ones in.
Man oh man, that definitely strikes a chord. - AHnix (Anna Haro)
I understand. - Yolanda from Android
Well, at least the week has shifted from "lack of control" to "OMG, I have so much to do!". I suppose I will take the Elephant Diet approach to it all: one bit at a time. :) - That's So CAJ!
Amit Patel
Nanobots Fight Cancer: First Human Clinical Trial in 2015 | Raw Science -
"The first human clinical trial using nanobots to fight cancer will begin in 2015. The technology could later be used to repair spinal chords, improve epilepsy, and diabetes." - Amit Patel from Bookmarklet
"…has led a research team that will inject nanorobots made from molecular DNA that are able to identify and kill cancer cells into patients" - Amit Patel
!! - Amit Patel
Here's hoping it works! - Todd Hoff
I want nanobots that cut my hair and nails daily. - Amit Patel
LONG LIVE THE GOO! - Big Joe Silenced
Spinal Chords :) - Greg GuitarBuster
Steve C, Team Marina
The disappeared: Chicago police detain Americans at abuse-laden 'black site' -
The disappeared: Chicago police detain Americans at abuse-laden 'black site'
The Chicago police department operates an off-the-books interrogation compound, rendering Americans unable to be found by family or attorneys while locked inside what lawyers say is the domestic equivalent of a CIA black site. The facility, a nondescript warehouse on Chicago’s west side known as Homan Square, has long been the scene of secretive work by special police units. Interviews with local attorneys and one protester who spent the better part of a day shackled in Homan Square describe operations that deny access to basic constitutional rights. Alleged police practices at Homan Square, according to those familiar with the facility who spoke out to the Guardian after its investigation into Chicago police abuse, include: Keeping arrestees out of official booking databases. Beating by police, resulting in head wounds. Shackling for prolonged periods. Denying attorneys access to the “secure” facility. Holding people without legal counsel for between 12 and 24 hours, including people as young as 15. - Steve C, Team Marina from Bookmarklet
"The secretive warehouse is the latest example of Chicago police practices that echo the much-criticized detention abuses of the US war on terrorism. While those abuses impacted people overseas, Homan Square – said to house military-style vehicles, interrogation cells and even a cage – trains its focus on Americans, most often poor, black and brown. Unlike a precinct, no one taken to... more... - Steve C, Team Marina
Rage. - Brent Schaus from iPhone
Grr. - Amit Patel
This weekend I learned that there are people who think that we live inside a concave/hollow earth. I don't even... I can think of three ways to debunk the theory, but I doubt they would even listen.
Lunar eclipses. Hard to get a Lunar eclipse when you can't get the earth between the Sun and Moon. - Joe
Sun set and sun rise. I guess they think the sun (and the Moon?) goes through holes in the top and bottom of the hollow Earth. The problem is that everyone would see the sunrise and set at the same time, and that is not the case. Peeps in England and Australia see the sun rise and set at different times. [but with the Sun rising and setting east and west, are the holes in the middle of the Atlantic and Pacific oceans?] - Joe
Apparently, Lawrence Livermore (where my brother worked for many years) used to have a group devoted to explaining everything in terms of a hollow earth, but AFAIK it was all a highly sophisticated joke group. Still, you know, enough scientists and engineers can explain almost *anything* plausibly. - walt crawford
Stars not visible. There are some stars that are not visible to people in the northern hemisphere. If I go down to FLA or to Australia, I can see different sets of stars. If we are inside a hollow Earth, all of us can see all of the stars all of the time. That is not what we see. - Joe
(I have no personal knowledge of this group, but there were rumors. You don't get much besides rumors from Lawrence Livermore.) - walt crawford
It was this article. The hollow earth guy started commenting. - Joe
Thanks Walt. I thought flat earthers were nuts--this takes the cake. - Joe
The Wizard of Christchurch had a map that explained the hollow-earth theory. (It's printed on the back of his map of the world which has south at the top.) I think there's some stuff about light bending which explains the stars and sunset things. Not sure if he addresses lunar eclipses. - Deborah Fitchett
Well, in their defense, God did tell Moses to take off his sandals because he was standing on hollow ground. - Micah from FFHound!
^ then when would it have been appropriate for Moses to put his shoes back on? =P - Andrew C (✔)
I find the thread quite amusing. And while I realize that anything is possible, the premise of the post is literally giving me a headache. Please tell me you're joking, Joe. - MoTO Boychick Devil
Since Joe's been giving reasons why the hollow-earth "theory" requires some, uh, advanced views on physical laws, I think it's safe to say he isn't advocating for the theory. - walt crawford
Sorry for the rebump, but there are people who actually believe in the concave/hollow earth concept. NOT ME. - Joe
Oh I get that. Sorry if I wasn't clear. I was just hoping the whole thing was a put on. - MoTO Boychick Devil
*scans the Wiki*... *sigh* - MoTO Boychick Devil
Andrew, when walking on water, of course. - Micah from FFHound!
Lawmaker Asks If Women Can Swallow Camera... For Gynecological Exams -
Lawmaker Asks If Women Can Swallow Camera... For Gynecological Exams
"During a debate over abortion legislation Monday between Idaho lawmakers, Republican state representative Vito Barbieri asked whether it would be possible for a woman to swallow a small camera, so that doctors might perform a remote gynecological examination (presumably, à la capsule endoscopy). According to the Associated Press, Barbieri's question "came as the House State Affairs Committee heard nearly three hours of testimony on a bill that would ban doctors from prescribing abortion-inducing medication through telemedicine."" - Jessie from Bookmarklet
" Dr Julie Madsen was testifying in opposition to the bill when Barbieri asked the question. Madsen replied that would be impossible because swallowed pills do not end up in the vagina. "Fascinating. That makes sense," Barbieri said, amid the crowd's laughter. " - Jessie
Well. - joey
Yep. - Jessie
Arg. Ugh. Blerg. - Heather
...... - Alix May
At least, he's thinking outside the box... - Michael W. May
You'd have to be thinking outside something if you think that's the way to get that information. - Katy S
lololol @mwm - Meg VMeg
... I... Uhm... But.... Ah hell, I got nothin' - MoTO Boychick Devil from Android
They wanna regulate the coochie but they don't even know how it works. - Starmama from FFHound(roid)!
And Mandy nails it. - MoTO Boychick Devil from Android
Unique television interview with Cambridge spy Guy Burgess broadcast after 56 years -
Unique television interview with Cambridge spy Guy Burgess broadcast after 56 years
In a previously unseen television interview recorded in 1959, Guy Burgess - one of the notorious "Cambridge Five" group of spies - talked about being a Marxist, why he enjoyed living in Russia and hoped he might one day come home. - Halil from Bookmarklet
The interview was made for a show called Close Up by Canadian broadcaster CBC in 1959, but received no publicity in the UK and was stored in a vault for over half a century before coming to light. - Halil
Bookmarked to watch later. Most of what I know about Guy Burgess comes from the movie An Englishman Abroad. - bentley
Aldo Oldo
RT @robjyeo: Architectural sketch of Piccadilly Circus from 1929
RT @robjyeo: Architectural sketch of Piccadilly Circus from 1929
l'autore è il genovese Renzo Picasso - Aldo Oldo
Stephen Mack
Straight Talk for White Men [] -
Straight Talk for White Men []
(via Nakachi on FB) From Kristof's post: "SUPERMARKET shoppers are more likely to buy French wine when French music is playing, and to buy German wine when they hear German music. That’s true even though only 14 percent of shoppers say they noticed the music, a study finds." ... "Those studies are a reminder that we humans are perhaps less rational than we would like to think, and more prone to the buffeting of unconscious influences." - Stephen Mack from Bookmarklet
"It’s not that we white men are intentionally doing anything wrong, but we do have a penchant for obliviousness about the way we are beneficiaries of systematic unfairness. Maybe that’s because in a race, it’s easy not to notice a tailwind, and white men often go through life with a tailwind, while women and people of color must push against a headwind." Also, if there's a tailwind, that may imply that I'm not as fast as I thought I was. - Eivind
Zulema ❧ spicy cocoa tart
I see FB shoving certain people's posts directly into my face like MAYBE HE'S SINGLE LIKE ALL HIS POSTS NOW HE POSTED THREE DAYS AGO LIKE IT
Yeah, Facebook'll do that. - Andrew C (✔) from Android
Their algorithm is TERRIBLE. I have to constantly hide even innocuous posts because FB thinks I need to see them 20 times at the top of my feed. Yeah, I saw it, you bastards. I DON'T WANT TO LIKE IT. - Jenny H.
RT @loucataris: It's warm and comfortable !
RT @loucataris: It's warm and comfortable !
About to meet with the attorney and learn what happens next. Brave face on!
Good luck! - Anika
There were a bunch of errors in the owner's complaint that I didn't catch. Attorney prepared an amended answer that I'm on my way to file. This is to buy us time but the scariest part is wondering if in the end the court will order me to pay the owner for the time we've been here not paying rent. That would take all the $$ I've saved up for a move in/deposit. But, all that in time. - Starmama from FFHound(roid)!
Keep the faith. And let us know how we can help. You know we got your back. - Mary Carmen
I do know that. Thank you, Luv. got a referral to meet with a lawyer from a different group who may represent me further. I talk to that person on Wednesday. - Starmama
one step at a time. we're here all the way, doll. - t-ra needs this place
Sorry I dropped the ball on packing, but I can help in other ways if you need it. Good luck!!! - The Other Yvonne from FFHound!
Andrew C (✔)
Steve Denning - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia -
"In this book he argues that present day management needs to be reinvented. He sets out the principles and practices needed to accomplish that through five major shifts: (1) a shift in the firm’s goal from producing outputs to delighting the customer; (2) a shift in the role of the manager from a controller to an enabler of self-organizing teams; (3) a shift in the way work is coordinated from bureaucracy to dynamic linking, (4) a shift from value to values; and (5) a shift from top-down commands to conversation" - Andrew C (✔) from Bookmarklet
*nods head until it falls off* - Andrew C (✔)
Brent Schaus
After some deliberation (which began long before I was let go from my job), I've decided to move back to Montreal. Barring unforeseen circumstances, I'll be in La Belle Province by 01 April.
I've lamented having left Montreal since arriving in Victoria. Yes, my parents were and are my main reason for coming, and that's gone wonderfully. We've never been closer. - Brent Schaus
However, there are more job opportunities in Montreal, a much lower cost of living, and a lifestyle and culture that works for me. - Brent Schaus
The biggest difference between this time and last? I now have 2+ years experience as a technical writer. - Brent Schaus
Wow, I'm surprised the cost of living is lower. - Spidra Webster
Much lower. Victoria and Vancouver have the highest costs of living in the country, I believe. - Brent Schaus
Here's a comparison of the average rent by city, in Canada: - Brent Schaus
The only things that could derail these plans are if I received a whopper of a job offer, or if my EI doesn't go through. I'll find out about the former when I meet with my former CEO this week. I want to confirm that he's still giving me a stellar reference (they loved my work, and were sad to see me go). As for the latter, so far so good... full speed ahead. I'll know in a few weeks for sure, but it should be okay. - Brent Schaus
I plan on confirming a place to stay BEFORE I leave, unlike last time. - Brent Schaus
(I can be such a slow learner) - Brent Schaus
Très bien! Je dois te rendre visite un jour à Montréal. - Bren
I arrived in Victoria three years ago on 04 March, 2012. Basically, I feel as if I accomplished the mission. I got my foot in the door as a technical writer, and healed my relationship with my parents. - Brent Schaus
Bren, that would be fantastic! We could get into a lot of trouble in that town :) - Brent Schaus
Sans doute! - Bren
Ah, I adore Montreal. <3 And it's wonderful to hear that you accomplished your goals and healed your relationship with your parents. This sounds like a beautiful life journey. - joey
It'll be a re-adjustment weather-wise. I'll have to get used to experiencing seasons, again lol - Brent Schaus from iPhone
But to live in the same city as La musée d'art contemporain? Worth it. - Brent Schaus from iPhone
And to escape Masonic torture? Also worth it MDR - Brent Schaus from iPhone
I'm glad that the move to Victoria gave you the chance to accomplish what you needed to and that you recognize when it's time to move on. - vicster.
I'm going to miss my west coast friends! Something tells me it won't be long before my next visit :) - Brent Schaus from iPhone
Emily: I'm a independent cannibal woman. #fb
t-ra needs this place
Lost an earring. Sign of good times.
Girl...I have stories... :-D - Corinne L
No doubt ;) - t-ra needs this place from Android
Actually my evening took such a strange turn that I thought of you and said "What would Tamara do??" So that's what I did! :-D - Corinne L
Prosecutors: Not Enough Evidence Cops Who Shot Unarmed Man 16 Times As He Laid In Bed Acted With ‘Malice’ - Hit & Run : -
Prosecutors: Not Enough Evidence Cops Who Shot Unarmed Man 16 Times As He Laid In Bed Acted With ‘Malice’ - Hit & Run :
"Four years ago cops from the King's County Sheriff's Office and the state Department of Corrections (DOC) in Washington busted into the home of Dustin Theoharis and shot the unarmed man 16 times as he lay in bed. Theoharis had at least a dozen surgeries but survived. He sued the county, settling for $3 million, and has also sued the DOC. Both the county and the department have ruled the shootings justified, despite the lack of a firearm and the fact that the two cops shot a man 16 times as he lay in bed." - rønin from Bookmarklet
Yeah we are all screwed. Protect the police and corporations.. its what the new US is all about. - Me
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