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Morton Fox
Man buys out a Kmart, gives entire inventory to charity - http://now.msn.com/money...
Man buys out a Kmart, gives entire inventory to charity
"Kentucky businessman Rankin Paynter went into a soon-to-be-closed Kmart store to see if he could help himself to a few bargains. By the time he walked out, he'd helped an entire community. Paynter asked what would happen to the goods that remained on the shelves, and was told that "power buyers" would purchase the inventory. Paynter decided to beat them to it, kicking off a six-hour, four cash register process that left him with $200,000 in merchandise. He donated all of it to charity -- every last item. "This will be the first year we have enough hats, coats, and gloves for all the children that we serve," a Clark County Community Service employee said." - Morton Fox from Bookmarklet
XOXOXOXO. - rowlikeagirl
That's wonderful! - Anika
oh hell yes - MoTO: Team Marina
<3 - Uli
Like. A lot. - Winckel
Nelson Minar
I don't fully agree, but it's a well written perspective - Nelson Minar
What's kind of sad is that I cannot relate to any of this in any way. I have had zero issues with the game so far, aside from getting booted when they restarted servers the first day. If this is indicative of the kinds of issues people are running into, that's sad. But so far all I have had is a great gaming experience and so have my roommates. :( - Hookuh Tinypants
I personally haven't played it yet, but a friend I know IRL said he kept getting booted. - rowlikeagirl
Before the server update, I was getting routinely booted and having to re-run quests, which was really annoying. Since the server update, I haven't had these kind of issues. Having to connect to a server to play a single player game is irritating, but it seems like it's par for the course these days, and I really kind of expect most games in the future to require connectivity, and while... more... - Victor Ganata
Agreed. I don't see this format for single-player gaming going away anytime soon, since companies are constantly fighting against piracy and this right now seems like the optimal way to do it. It would be nice to be able to have something that saves progress locally if connection goes down so that when you reconnect, you don't lose too much progress. Or have a system like WoW...it's... more... - Hookuh Tinypants
I think it has more to do with curbing cheating than anything else. Cheating in D2 was simply out of control. - Akiva
I don't think I ever cared about cheating in D2. You couldn't get away with it much with characters you stored on Battle.net. It was mostly at the local level. Blizzard themselves have said that this move to linking everything to Battle.net had a lot to do with piracy, though they have also said that it would eliminate opportunities to cheat with trainers. - Hookuh Tinypants
rowlikeagirl
Japan 'Cove' town plans dolphin park - http://phys.org/news...
Japan 'Cove' town plans dolphin park
"The dolphin-hunting Japanese town of Taiji, made infamous by the Oscar-winning documentary "The Cove", plans to open a marine mammal park where visitors can swim with the creatures, a media report said. The town intends to section off part of the cove and turn it into a place where people can swim and kayak alongside small whales and dolphins, Jiji Press news agency reported, calling it "a marine safari park."" - rowlikeagirl from Bookmarklet
I had driven around this area. Here has a whale museum, which is exhibiting a sample of bone of blue whale, Acrobatics of humpback whales can be also seen . http://ja.wikipedia.org/wiki... - Ami Iida
Simply Caroline
Are your parents still together
Yes - Simply Caroline from iPhone
No. - Alix May
No - Georgia from iPhone
Yes - Eric from iPhone
Yes, 41years so far. - Gabrielle from Android
Nope - chrisofspades
Wow - Simply Caroline from iPhone
More yeses then nos - Simply Caroline from iPhone
yes, but sometimes i wonder why. - Big Joe Silence
Yes - Tamara
Yup! 40 years this June. - Hookuh Tinypants
No - CarlC
Nope. Divorced when I was 13-ish, both remarried now. - teleken
No, Dad died in 1993. If he was still alive, I have no doubt they'd still be together. - Melly - #TeamMarina
Yes. - Trish R
Nope. And neither are my dad & stepmom... - Lisa L. Seifert from Android
My father passed in 1975. Me mudder is still kicking at 79. - MoTO: Team Marina
Yep. Celebrating their 43rd anniversary this August, too. - WebGoddess
No. - Betsy
No - FLEMING
No - adf
Yes. - rowlikeagirl
Yes - Shevonne
They split up in 1977 but have never legally divorced. They still hang out together at family functions, which is nice. I just feel incredibly blessed that they're both still here on earth with us <3 - Starmama from FFHound(roid)!
No, parents divorced an '79. One set of grandparents divorced in '95 or so. - Steve and 4 other people
yes, they still love each other :) - Mahdi
ha, nope. Not since I was 4. - Marissa
Yup. - rönin
in heaven - Just VAL #TEAMMARINA
Yes - فروغ from FFHound!
What Melly said, but 2003. - Rodfather
Yes. Married 49 years. Came close to divorcing several times. - Stephen Mack from iPhone
not since I was 4 months old. - Jenny...
Were they ever, that's what I wonder... - Lo
A Gunny named Slickback
Ow. Fucking ow. Can't type, fingers hurt, can't use my iPad, makes my hand numb, can't sleep, makes my shoulders ache. #gettingreallytiredofthis
I see pain management doc on May 17th but nerve induction study isn't until may 30th, same damn practice. can you say WTF? - A Gunny named Slickback
Goddang, I'm sorry dude. That blows. - Eric
*hugs gently where it doesnt hurt* - ωαřмaiden ❤Bassetmom❤
I laid in my bed and had a bit of a cry. #grownassman - A Gunny named Slickback from FFHound!
Sorry, Gunneh. - Stephen Mack
GuardianUK
Austrian alpacas show shear delight - in pictures - http://www.guardian.co.uk/environ...
Austrian alpacas show shear delight - in pictures
Austrian alpacas show shear delight - in pictures
Austrian alpacas show shear delight - in pictures
Austrian alpacas show shear delight - in pictures
Austrian alpacas show shear delight - in pictures
Austrian alpacas show shear delight - in pictures
Austrian alpacas show shear delight - in pictures
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Alpacas on a Salzburg farm are shorn to make them more comfortable for summer, but it's not necessarily a case of one style fits all ... Fiona Shields
(+___+) - rowlikeagirl
rowlikeagirl
fitforlife-and-glutenfree: Such a cute idea! - http://rowlikeagirl.tumblr.com/post...
fitforlife-and-glutenfree:
  
Such a cute idea!
These look awesome. I want to try this nao. - rowlikeagirl
Halil
Dentist Pulls All Ex's Teeth Out; Anna Mackowiak Faces Jail Time - http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012...
Dentist Pulls All Ex's Teeth Out; Anna Mackowiak Faces Jail Time
Breaking up is never easy -- having 32 teeth ripped out is even worse. A scorned dentist is facing jail time after surgically removing all of her ex-boyfriend's teeth after he dumped her, authorities in London said. - Halil from Bookmarklet
:-/ - Halil
Dude. - Anika
I just read this. He didn't realize it until he got home, and then his current girlfriend broke up with him because she couldn't be with a man with no teeth. :( - NOT THE CRICKET
Wow. - rowlikeagirl
It's hard to be shocked by news today, but.... but this is shocking. - Micah
Wow. I have some douchey exes in my past, but I don't think I could ever go to this extent to express my ire towards them. Mostly I just say harsh things about them on the internet and go on with my day. - Hookuh Tinypants
I used to have a dentist where it was a husband and wife practice—she took adult patients, he did the kids' dental. Still sharing the office after the divorce was, well, a wee bit tough on the staff. - Micah
I had a dentist (who looked like Cousin Larry from "Perfect Strangers", which weirded me out) whose wife was his dental assistant. But he was totally banging his receptionist, and the wife as far as we could tell was clueless about it. I was so thankful to change dentists before that ever came to a head. I wouldn't want anyone to go all Dr. Giggles on me as collateral damage. - Hookuh Tinypants
*dead* - Janet
Breaking up with some people is like.... [wait for it] .... pulling teeth. *bu-dump-tishh* - Micah
Maybe Hippocrates would make an exception for exes. :-P - John (bird whisperer)
Micah wins!!! - Janet from FFHound!
Bluesun 2600
The Sky Is Really Falling. - Little boy lost at Comic Con. - http://theskyisreallyfalling.tumblr.com/post...
The Sky Is Really Falling. - Little boy lost at Comic Con.
"At Comic Con a little boy had lost his dad in the crowd, and was scared until he saw the Flash and Wonder Woman. He went up to the Flash to asked for help, because he knows him." - Bluesun 2600 from Bookmarklet
XOXOXOXOXO - rowlikeagirl
Just Mrs. V
My knee is gross and painful. My dad is having a shit-tastic day which translates into stress for the rest of us at work (and me personally). It's only 9:00am so I have a WHOLE day ahead of me. My weight-loss has been stuck for 4 months. I'm tired. I'd like a restart to 2012 please?
(((Katie))) - Jenny H. from Android
Oh lawdy. If I smoked I'd take a smoke break. A loooonnnng one. Damn you asthma! - Just Mrs. V
:( :( :( - rowlikeagirl
You can start your new life tomorrow, it will be there waiting for you. Deep breath and one little step at a time. - Steve C Team Marina
What Steve said. - Stephen Mack from iPhone
Suckage cycle be gone!! - Janet from FFHound!
Right!? (*!$&@*&)!*_$&@_(^_(&+~(+ - Just Mrs. V
Can you take a little break to do some meditation or a few minutes of exercise? *hugs* - Heather
Unfortunately not today. We're short 3 people, one in the front office, a salesman and a manager of another facility. And with my dad in the mood he's in, I may have to take over the phone. He just about bitched out a customer who didn't want to be on hold for a busy salesman. I need my firefighter outfit today, way too many fires - Just Mrs. V
:( - Steven Perez from Android
Don't let the 4 months of weight loss stuck get you down. My doctor was telling me that there are now findings that show this is normal for some woman. What is happening is you metabolism is adjusting its speed in order to hold your weight. Keep up what you ate doing and eventually your metabolism will be forced to release and you will drop suddenly. It's likely you are right on the... more... - Rachel Lea Fox from iPhone
I agree Rachel and thanks for sharing it. I know it all having been on weight loss sites for years but sometimes I need to be reminded. I hope to get back to running/dancing again once the knee is better and I have another race so I'm not giving up. I think the stress of everything is adding to my frustration. Crossing my fingers once I can add regular exercise back into my routine that I'll see some changes - Just Mrs. V
Katy S
New! Men’s Cat Hair Jewelry for National Hairball Awareness Day 2012 | moderncat :: cat products, cat toys, cat furniture, and more…all with modern style - http://www.moderncat.net/2012...
New! Men’s Cat Hair Jewelry for National Hairball Awareness Day 2012 | moderncat :: cat products, cat toys, cat furniture, and more…all with modern style
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"Last year, to celebrate National Hairball Awareness Day, we enlisted the help of modern jewelry designer Heidi Abrahamson to create an exclusive line of fine jewelry featuring cat hairballs. This year, we thought, why should the women have all the fun? So Heidi set to work designing this lovely set of fashionable cat hairball accessories just for men!" - Katy S from Bookmarklet
Oh, hell no! - Katy S
Oh. Em. Gee. - rowlikeagirl
My Thea cat could increase their production rate ten fold. She's my little puker :) - Janet from FFHound!
Go Thea? - Katy S
ewww....that's just nasty looking - Sir Shuping is just sir
Halil
Rowing the Arctic Today 22:45 BBC One EXCEPT NORTHERN IRELAND, SCOTLAND - http://www.bbc.co.uk/program...
Rowing the Arctic Today
22:45
BBC One
EXCEPT NORTHERN IRELAND, SCOTLAND
Rowing the Arctic Today
22:45
BBC One
EXCEPT NORTHERN IRELAND, SCOTLAND
Scots adventurer Mark Beaumont (The Man who Cycled the Americas) joins polar veteran Jock Wishart on an expedition to row a boat to the 1996 north magnetic pole, a point only ever reached across solid ice. In their tiny boat, the six-man team navigate some of the world's most remote seaways, taking on fast-flowing sea ice that could crush their boat and roaming polar bears. Nobody has ever rowed so far into the Canadian high Arctic - a first in the world of exploration and adventure, only made possible by the dramatic retreat of arctic sea ice in recent decades. - Halil from Bookmarklet
kind of short notice i know, but only just saw it listed, it seems stupid that they are Scottish and it's not available on Scottish BBC! What's going on??? - Halil
OMGWOW! As if rowing isn't hard enough! - rowlikeagirl
rowlikeagirl
Great Auk - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki...
Great Auk - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
"Humans had hunted the Great Auk for more than 100,000 years. It was an important part of many Native American cultures which coexisted with the bird, both as a food source and as a symbolic item. Many Maritime Archaic people were buried with Great Auk bones, and one was buried covered in over 200 auk beaks, which are assumed to have been part of a cloak made of their skins. Early European explorers to the Americas used the auk as a convenient food source or as fishing bait, reducing its numbers. The bird's down was in high demand in Europe, a factor which largely eliminated the European populations by the mid-16th century. Scientists soon began to realize that the Great Auk was disappearing and it became the beneficiary of many early environmental laws, but this proved not to be enough. Its growing rarity increased interest from European museums and private collectors in obtaining skins and eggs of the bird. This trend eliminated the last known breeding attempt, and the last certain... more... - rowlikeagirl from Bookmarklet
Cool never heard of it - Steve C Team Marina
I always thought an Auk was a 4 legged ruminant!!! Clearly the description in all those Jean Auel books wasn't very deep.... - RudĩϐЯaЯïan
Tamara
....and I'm awake. I haven't had a good night of sleep in 5 days. Kind of getting tired of this.
I'm sorry, Tamara. :( - Jenny H. from Android
:-( Sorry, Beanie. I hope your sleep schedule improves soon. *hugs and passes a cup of coffee* - Tamara J. B. from FFHound(roid)!
rowlikeagirl
Buffy fish owl is not amused. (photo credit: Hendrik Tio) - Michael W. May
Thomas Hawk
Little boy lost finds his mother using Google Earth. http://www.bbc.co.uk/news...
Wow. - Stephen Mack from iPhone
Hard to believe... - rowlikeagirl
rowlikeagirl
Christian group books anti-gay ads to appear on buses | World news | guardian.co.uk - http://www.guardian.co.uk/world...
Christian group books anti-gay ads to appear on buses | World news | guardian.co.uk
Christian group books anti-gay ads to appear on buses | World news | guardian.co.uk
"London buses have been booked to carry a Christian advertising campaign expected to start next week, which asserts the power of therapy to change the sexual orientation of gay people." The full length advert, which will appear on five different routes in the capital, is backed by the Core Issues Trust whose leader, Mike Davies, believes "homerotic behaviour is sinful". His charity funds "reparative therapy" for gay Christians who believe that they have homosexual feelings but want to become straight. The campaign is also backed by Anglican Mainstream, an worldwide orthodox Anglican group whose supporters have equated homosexuality with alcoholism. - rowlikeagirl from Bookmarklet
What someone else does with their life is None Of Your F'ing Business. GET OVER IT! - Tinfoil 2.0
Update: Mayor Boris Johnson has pulled the ads calling them offensive: http://www.guardian.co.uk/world... - Soup in a TARDIS
You know, I kinda like Boris. - Slippanoia
Thank goodness. - rowlikeagirl
Boris is, at the very least, very good for giggles. - Soup in a TARDIS
Giggles a-plenty, yes, and an immensely loveable character. Also, he's not afraid to take the advice of his advisers, even if it is at the latest possible moment. - Slippanoia
rowlikeagirl
Kowloon Walled City - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki...
Kowloon Walled City - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Kowloon Walled City - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
"Kowloon Walled City was a densely populated, largely ungoverned settlement in Kowloon, Hong Kong. Originally a Chinese military fort, the Walled City became an enclave after the New Territories were leased to Britain in 1898. Its population increased dramatically following the Japanese occupation of Hong Kong during World War II. In 1987, the Walled City contained 33,000 residents within its 6.5-acre (0.03 km2; 0.01 sq mi) borders. From the 1950s to the 1970s, it was controlled by Triads and had high rates of prostitution, gambling, and drug use. In January 1987, the Hong Kong government announced plans to demolish the Walled City. After an arduous eviction process, demolition began in March 1993 and was completed in April 1994. Kowloon Walled City Park opened in December 1995 and occupies the area of the former Walled City. Some historical artifacts from the Walled City, including its yamen building and remnants of its South Gate, have been preserved there." - rowlikeagirl from Bookmarklet
The City's dozens of alleyways were often only 1–2 m (3.3–6.6 ft) wide, and had poor lighting and drainage.[18] An informal network of staircases and passageways also formed on upper levels, which was so extensive that one could travel north to south through the entire City without ever touching solid ground.[4] Construction in the City went unregulated, and most of the roughly 350... more... - rowlikeagirl
rowlikeagirl
So two birds are building a nest in a hanging potted plant in our carport. I placed an old Flip camera in the kitchen window and captured them in action. I don’t know the species, but they are off-white and brown with brown spots under their tail feathers. I edited the raw video down to the parts where the birds fly in and out. Sometimes they... - http://rowlikeagirl.tumblr.com/post...
1) I love your carport's wall. 2) How long were they making they nest? Is it finished? - Anika
They look like wrens to me, but it's kind of hard to tell. - John (bird whisperer)
(1) It's finished Anika, but I'd love for vines to grow through the holes. :) (2) I just noticed them yesterday. I think they just started though. - rowlikeagirl
I think they are Carolina wrens. A friend says they like to nest in human habitats. - rowlikeagirl
Michael W. May
frying up a mess of wild morel mushrooms. my mommy loves me #fb
Mmmm, spongy morels. #WoW - rowlikeagirl
Me
Me
Is it too soon to ask for Romney's Long form Birth Certificate?
I'd love to see how Birthers would spin that, considering he was born in Mexico - Victor Ganata from iPhone
I thought his dad was Mexican but he himself was born in the U.S. - Betsy
But how do we know for sure????? ;) - rowlikeagirl
I thought he was born in France. ;-) - John (bird whisperer)
Like Peggy Noonan said elsewhere, it would be irresponsible not to speculate. - Andrew C (✔)
Maybe he was born in Mexicantown (Detroit)? :-) - Betsy
My bad, his dad was born in Mexico. Mitt is an anchor baby! - Victor Ganata from iPhone
rowlikeagirl
Dog 'Lifeguard' Rescues Pup: Sweet or Shameful? [VIDEO] - The Daily Treat: Animal Planet - http://blogs.discovery.com/daily_t...
Dog 'Lifeguard' Rescues Pup: Sweet or Shameful? [VIDEO] - The Daily Treat: Animal Planet
"A seemingly sweet video featuring a dog whose motherly instincts kick-in when her pup struggles to stay afloat in a swimming pool has stirred up quite a bit of controversy this week, as viewers are questioning how the pup ended up in the pool in the first place. At first glance of the video, its easy for your heart to melt as you watch the obviously distressed mother dog creatively figure out how to get her pup out of the pool." - rowlikeagirl from Bookmarklet
However, upon watching it the second time around -- it becomes apparent that this video was staged at the expense of the poor dogs. For instance: 1) There is an obvious big splash in the center of the pool when the pup is first seen struggling. Why the splash? The pup was likely thrown in the pool. Shameful. 2) Why are people laughing like idiots in the background? Shameful. 3) Why is someone taping the incident, instead of helping the pup? Shameful. - rowlikeagirl
That's messed up - Rodfather
rowlikeagirl
Two birds are building a nest in a hanging potted plant in our carport. I placed an old Flip camera in the kitchen window and captured them in action. I don't know the species, but they are off-white and brown with brown spots under their tail feathers. - rowlikeagirl
I edited the raw video down to the parts where the birds fly in and out. Sometimes they disappear into the plant for a minute, then fly out suddenly. At about 2:25 in, you'll briefly see both. - rowlikeagirl
AJ Batac
Wow, just went in... that's hideous! - Juan Pablo González
That's not at all what mine looks like. - Stephen Mack
It's like they built and tested the layout on a 15-inch monitor and never bothered to try anything bigger. Or they have one of those tandem monitor setups with two 15-inch monitors, and it fit fine on one screen. So strange. - rowlikeagirl
You need a 27" ;) - AJ Batac
One of the items listed on the new "Trending on Google+" list is #whitespace. - rowlikeagirl
Looks like they "have plans" for something in the #whitespace, perhaps a Hangout, but haven't said yet. You'd think they'd at least close it up for now, since it just looks silly and calls attention to itself. - rowlikeagirl
The whitespace is a feature! Just look at all of the #usesforwhitespace https://plus.google.com/u... - Ross Miller
Ross, here's my contribution http://friendfeed.com/ajbatac... :) - AJ Batac
rowlikeagirl
Daily Mail Used My Photos Without Permission and Without Payment | Gakuranman – illuminating Japan - http://gakuranman.com/daily-m...
Daily Mail Used My Photos Without Permission and Without Payment | Gakuranman – illuminating Japan
Daily Mail Used My Photos Without Permission and Without Payment | Gakuranman – illuminating Japan
"The Daily Mail has a history of stealing images and only paying up if and when they are caught and pursued. A quick Google search will turn up lots of results, but here, here and here are a few. It appears as though I am the latest test subject, as their MailOnline web newspaper has decided to publish my urban exploration photos from Gunkanjima without first contacting me to ask permission and without payment. This is copyright infringement." - rowlikeagirl from Bookmarklet
Received a phone call from Paul, picture editor of the Daily Mail Online. I’m pleased to say that we had a polite conversation and he apologised for the misunderstanding. Apparently the images were posted online overnight without his full understanding. It was his impression that I had been contacted and had given permission for the Daily Mail to use my images. I had received no emails,... more... - rowlikeagirl
Update: 8th April 2012, 5.50am. After a vigorous social media campaign, the Daily Mail contacted me and agreed to pay me for use of my images as well as crediting me properly. See the bottom of this post for details. Still awaiting payment however, and I will update again when it has been processed. - rowlikeagirl
The Daily Mail: "You will never find a more wretched hive of scum and villainy." The picture editor apologized and was unaware the photos were stolen and agreed to pay. But whomever was responsible should be promptly fired. - rowlikeagirl
Jason
Can I go away for a week without shit hitting the fan. Look I know I don't keep this place going or anything... I'm not delusional - but why does it seem like a constant struggle to do the work YOU direct me to do... and when I'm not here... oh boy. I need a vacation.
:( :( - rowlikeagirl
It sucks being good sometimes. :( - rowlikeagirl
Laura Norvig
Money problems. Big time.
:-((. ((hugs of support)) - "n" from iPhone
Oh, no. :( - Alix May
it's only temporary so I really shouldn't fret. Just took me by surprise a bit how bad things are. - Laura Norvig
I hear ya, Laura. Mine too are temporary, but it's still disheartening to realize how little money there is for how hard you work. I, too, am offering hugs of support! - WebGoddess
*hugs* - L to tha B
Been there. It sucks. :-( - vicster: full-bodied
We're on the same boat. :( *hugs* - AJ Batac
Blah. xxx - Melly - #TeamMarina
:( - #cryptic
rowlikeagirl
Here's how to download your photos, delete your #Instagram account: http://thenextweb.com/mobile...
Has anyone tried this and seen if it really does keep GPS data? - Bruce Lewis
I haven't. But I typically turn off the location service. - rowlikeagirl
I turn it off sometimes. Sometimes I change it from my house to my town. http://ourdoings.com/instabr... - Bruce Lewis from iPhone
rowlikeagirl
"The following table provides all the Inflation data from 1914 to the Present. For the current inflation rate data just since the year 2000, see Inflation page. The Inflation rate is calculated from the Consumer Price Index (CPI-U) which is compiled by the Bureau of Labor Statistics and is based upon a 1982 Base of 100. To view the actual Consumer Price Index data that this inflation data is calculated from, go to the Historical CPI table. Blank Cells = Data not available because it has not been released by the Bureau of Labor Statistics. You can click a column heading to sort by that column." - rowlikeagirl from Bookmarklet
Mark Trapp
Instagram acquired by Facebook? It's as if millions of hipsters cried out in terror and were suddenly silenced.
LOL. - rowlikeagirl
I thought that was last week when Android's turn came. - Josh Haley
Android? Oh, that was just a little warmup stretch on the rack. - Micah from FFHound(roid)!
And Aston Kutcher is apparently going to play Steve Jobs in a movie. Hear that? That's the sound of fanboi wrists opening. - Mo Kargas
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