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Darude - "Sandstorm" -- acoustic cover by The Showhawk Duo, live from Tron Kirk, Edinburgh, 2013
Darude - "Sandstorm" -- acoustic cover by The Showhawk Duo, live from Tron Kirk, Edinburgh, 2013
Nothing is better then clicking the "Darude" button to add Darude to a Darude cover. - Stephen Mack
Disclaimer: Darude button only available on #sillyday - Stephen Mack
Darude button? - OCoG of FF, Jimminy has an April Fools joke where all suggested music is Darude's "Sandstorm" and a little ♪ button at the bottom titled "Add music" that plays part of the same song every time you press it. - Stephen Mack from iPhone
There's no button on Firefox for me. - OCoG of FF, Jimminy
Maybe a Chrome only feature. - OCoG of FF, Jimminy
Maybe so, or maybe removed already. - Stephen Mack from iPhone
No it was there is Chrome when I went, just not Firefox. - OCoG of FF, Jimminy
Stephen Mack
View from a run
you'd have more time to enjoy it if you walked - MoTO Boychick Devil
But then I'd be late for work! - Stephen Mack from iPhone
I call that a win win - MoTO Boychick Devil from Android
BWin is wise. - Stephen Mack from iPhone
It's pretty, Stephen. Especially from the couch while sipping coffee. :) - Stephan Planken from iPhone
Stephen Mack
Life can be stressful. That's why I recommend the Dalek Relaxation Tape.
Life can be stressful. That's why I recommend the Dalek Relaxation Tape.
Ahhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh. My cares float away. - Stephen Mack
Dalek as in Doctor Who? *runs the other way* - Zulema ❧ spicy cocoa tart from Android
Hmm, I'm not sure what you mean, but yes, a doctor is probably advising them on how to narrate the proper relaxation techniques. - Stephen Mack
*runs away faster* - Zulema ❧ spicy cocoa tart from Android
Zulema ❧ spicy cocoa tart
Running home to be with my Zoe. She's got a stomach virus. I almost WFH but people at work have gotten prickly about WFH lately. Ugh!
Poor Zoe :( - Stephen Mack
She's doing much better now it seems the worst is over, thanks :) - Zulema ❧ spicy cocoa tart from Android
Jim #teamFFrank
April Fool's Day is lame. Except for Google's stuff. -- I kinda want the Smartbox by Inbox by Gmail by Google. -
The "Darude" button on YouTube is pretty awesome too, though. - Stephen Mack
Because it is a google property :) - Jim #teamFFrank
True! - Stephen Mack
I would MUCH prefer using Map My Ride over Endomondo, but it looks like I can only import TO Map My Ride FROM Fitbit and not vice-versa. That really sucks because I need it to do the opposite. I'm about ready to just trash every fitness gadget and app.
I have to say, I do have trouble with Fitbit's stance on import/export. They do some things well but not others. (They're far from alone on this, but I just use Fitbit more myself.) I'd much prefer if there were open universal industry-wide standards on how to glue fitness data together and everyone were supporting it. - Stephen Mack
I don't own one of these things so I'm a little confused. Why would you need to import data to a Fitbit in addition to exporting it? - Spidra Webster
Spidra, Fitbit's not good at understanding calories and active minutes during bike rides, but its app and web page is trying to be a central place to understand all of your health metrics. You can manually record a bike-riding activity, but it'd be more accurate if it just imported the ride and computed calories and active minutes from that so that it could show you in real time how much more activity you need for the day and how many more calories you can consume (or need to burn). - Stephen Mack
Thanks - Spidra Webster
And what makes this especially frustrating is that Endomondo and Map My Fitness/Run/Ride are all owned by the same company now (Under Armor, IIRC). Yet, only Endomondo can export to Fitbit. GRRRRR! - vicster.
Seems like Fitbit's site has been down for maintenance a fair bit over the last couple of days. I can't get to it again this morning. - vicster.
Yes, there were multiple incidents: - Bruce Lewis
The Other Yvonne
Ordered a plum Charge HR at the end of January. At the time it said 'Ships in 8-10 weeks'. Now it says 'Out of stock until June.' When will I get my new fitbit????
:-/ - vicster.
:( - Stephen Mack from iPhone
I wonder if it's related to this. - OCoG of FF, Jimminy
I've owned a Force since Xmas 2013. I'm waiting for the Charge so I can return the Force. Sigh. - The Other Yvonne from FFHound!
Jimminy, it's about manufacturing / inventory vs. demand. Yvonne, there are people working on the answer to your question. - Bruce Lewis
Ugh! 2 more weeks have passed. =( - The Other Yvonne from FFHound!
When's the 10 week mark? - Bruce Lewis
Big Joe Silenced
the theme to "The Adventures of Buckaroo Banzai Across the 8th Dimension"...
Best. Thing. Ever. - Stephen Mack from iPhone
bumping for no reason. - Big Joe Silenced
bump - bentley
Nobody should ever need a reason to bump the Buckaroo Banzai theme. - Hookuh Tinypants
I love this song and hum that keyboard part to myself often. Like, A LOT. - Jim #teamFFrank
Amit Patel
World's Most Outrageous Construction Projects | BC Business -
World's Most Outrageous Construction Projects | BC Business
World's Most Outrageous Construction Projects | BC Business
Oh my, Las Vegas CityCenter … $9.2 billion!? - Amit Patel from Bookmarklet
Bargain! - Stephen Mack
Jim #teamFFrank
I changed my desktop image selection to spring pictures today. Because most of the pictures were posted here at some point, it reminded me that this will all be gone soon. How un-spring-like.
Luca Perencin (No_CQRT)
[bye bye productivity] Google Maps #pacman @googlemaps
[bye bye productivity] Google Maps #pacman @googlemaps
se volete giocare "a casa vostra" aggiungete semplicemente "/data=!1e3" in fondo alla mappa - Luca Perencin (No_CQRT)
<3 - MarioMiX
#sillyday OK, I tried Google Maps Pacman with my home address. I have to admit that was pretty fun. Good job, Google. - Stephen Mack
Greg GuitarBuster
Felicidades Quinceañera, Heather Feathers
Literally laughing out loud. <3 - Heather
Happy birthday, Heather! - Stephen Mack
Ken Morley
Fans Have Dropped $77M on This Guy's Buggy, Half-Built Game -
Fans Have Dropped $77M on This Guy's Buggy, Half-Built Game
"The United Empire of Earth Navy caused quite a stir last November when it announced that it would be putting 200 decommissioned Javelin Destroyers up for sale. Each 1,132-foot-long spaceship has the sort of amenities that your average interstellar mercenary finds hard to resist: four primary thrusters, 12 maneuvering thrusters, a heavily armored bridge, private quarters for a captain and an executive officer, six cargo rooms, general quarters for a minimum of 23 crew members, and a hangar big enough to accommodate a gunship. There's even a lifetime insurance policy." - Ken Morley from Bookmarklet
"The document that announced the Javelins' impending sale took pains to stress that these warships were fixer-uppers. “They are battle-hardened and somewhat worse for wear,” it read, “and have been stripped of the weapons systems.” Thus, any would-be buyer would eventually have to shell out extra to equip the 20 gun turrets and the two torpedo launchers. The asking price for each ship:... more... - Ken Morley
"Despite those caveats, all 200 Javelins sold out. In less than a minute." - Ken Morley
Wow. - Stephen Mack
Stephen Mack
Today's press release: "TiVo Announces Quantum DVR -- Enables Consumers to See Into the Future / Quantum gives viewers the ability to record and watch future TV content"
From the release: "SAN JOSE, CA – April 1, 2015 -- TiVo Inc., a leader in the advanced television entertainment market, today announced the most significant achievement in the history of visual entertainment. The television viewing experience will never be the same thanks to TiVo Quantum. Watching previously aired, recorded television will be a thing of the past, Quantum will give consumers the control to view anything their heart desires – days before it actually airs." - Stephen Mack
"Imagine a world where the future is now just as accessible as the past. TiVo’s Quantum technology is a complex derivation of special relativity. By compressing future events into a time packet and sequencing them into a point just prior to the present, TiVo customers are able to skip ahead to binge watch from the future, perfect for those that go without access to their recorded TiVo content for long periods of time due to work travel, vacations and time spent with the kids instead of in front of the TV." - Stephen Mack
" 'We wanted to give TV fans the ultimate viewing experience and a glimpse into the future without a psychic in sight,” said Ira Bahr, SVP, Chief Marketing and Retail Sales Officer at TiVo. “If you know in advance you won’t be able to catch the next few episodes of your favorite show, there currently is no way to pre-load your TiVo so you can catch up ahead of everyone else. We are putting the power in the hands of the consumer, giving them the control to record what they want, when they want.' " - Stephen Mack
"Don’t want to wait two months for your favorite show to come back, no problem! Just skip right ahead to get the scoop. The company is currently working on a related product to keep viewers of future TV from spoiling shows on Twitter and Facebook. TiVo knowingly understands the implications that its new technology has, but is willing to risk altering reality to bring its customers what they want, when they want it." - Stephen Mack
"Availability: Starting today, TiVo Quantum has been rolled out to all TiVo models. Simply turn on your television and prepare to be wowed. Visit for more information." - Stephen Mack
*Spoilers* - bentley
Did y'all see that episode of Rick & Morty where Rick built a machine that could watch TV from parallel universes? - Andrew C (✔)
Andrew, isn't that what good fanfic is for? Heck, isn't that what crappy fanfic is for? - bentley
Wonderful Nerds Put Wonder Woman’s Invisible Jet on Display at National Air and Space Museum | The Mary Sue -
"The National Air and Space Museum has taken 12-year-old humor and done with it what most kids can only aspire to. Yes, they really had someone up on an industrial lift mime cleaning Wonder Woman’s invisible jet and talked about the process of putting it on display. I had myself convinced I’d never use the word “adorkable” to describe something, and then I saw this. They also put out an entire news post about it on their blog with quotes like, “The Museum of Flight had acquired the plane with help from Lieutenant Diana Prince in April 2013. Since then, our curator Bob van der Linden wanted very much to display the plane at the Museum in Washington, DC.”" - Jessie from Bookmarklet
*dead* at the video of the guy cleaning the invisible jet. - Jessie
His rainbow Mr. Fluffy in the air. =) - Anika
Jim #teamFFrank
Coming here is hard for me now because of that persistent notification at the top of the page. Makes me sad every time.
:( - MisterQ
Same. :( - Stephen Mack
Stephen Mack
Introducing the RunKeeper + Netflix Marathon Challenge!
Check out the RunKeeper + Netflix Marathon Challenge! Can you track 26.2 hours of TV watching? - Stephen Mack from email
I'm all over this. - Stephen Mack
cool, I'm re-watching GoT before the new season, and I've got just enough left! - Ken Gidley
holly #ravingfangirl
i need a cheesy cat-related name for a fitness team for a competition here at work. HELP ME.
Friskies? - felicious
Catness Everspeed. - Kevin (aka ThreadKilla)
Are we talking more house cats and less cheetahs or what? - Kristin
our division is the CATS division, so clearly I figure we need a cat-related name. cats of any kind are applicable. - holly #ravingfangirl
Feline Intervention - Stephen Mack
CATisthenics - Soup in a TARDIS
No specific ideas (I keep groaning at my own thoughts of the FIT-lines or Physical Felines) but here's some fun wild cats to spark ideas - Hedgehog
Lynx In The Chain - Pete's Got To Go
unless someone on my team comes up with something better, we're gonna be the Mere Cats. GET IT? - holly #ravingfangirl
Love it! - Katy S
i think it says something about my day (or just me) that this is still cracking me up. - holly #ravingfangirl
Steve C, Team Marina
USC's Pat Haden, citing gay son, won't attend meeting in Indiana - LA Times -
USC's Pat Haden, citing gay son, won't attend meeting in Indiana - LA Times
"USC Athletic Director Pat Haden will not attend a College Football Playoff meeting in Indianapolis this week because of a new Indiana law that has been called anti-gay." “I am the proud father of a gay son. In his honor, I will not be attending the CFP committee meeting in Indy this week. #EmbraceDiversity,” Haden wrote on Twitter. - Steve C, Team Marina from Bookmarklet
Damn it all, i have to like something USC related. - Steve C, Team Marina
^ heh - Stephen Mack from iPhone
Rob Michael (Atmos Trio)
Hi! - Stephen Mack from iPhone
Is it me you're looking for? - Yolanda from Android
Hi, Rob! - Anne Bouey from iPhone
Yo. - imabonehead from Android
Are you out there? - Technodad
Is there anybody in there? Just nod if you can hear me. Is there anyone at home? - Ken Gidley
Zulema ❧ spicy cocoa tart
RT @scottjehl: Not a huge fan of this planet anymore (link via @globalmoxie )
I just don't see this becoming popular. Do people really want a button that anyone in their house can press that will cause a purchase to happen at an unknown price? - Stephen Mack
The video shows the app alerts you to button presses so presumably it can be canceled. The way I figure is the battery on the damn thing would run out by the time I need a refill on certain things. That would be more of a pain than anything. They didn't cover what kind of batteries it needs or if it's rechargeable and I assume it has to be on your WiFi too. - Zulema ❧ spicy cocoa tart
And then a drone flies by and bombs your house with 40lb bags of kitty litter. - John Dupuis
Or stuffed kittens... actually that would be ok. :D - Zulema ❧ spicy cocoa tart
Zulema ❧ spicy cocoa tart
RT @mikepetrucci: Finally, a political party we can all stand behind.
RT @mikepetrucci: Finally, a political party we can all stand behind.
at first I thought that said "disturbing swords" and I like it either way - t-ra needs this place
They've totally got my vote. I'm a big fan of farcical aquatic ceremonies. - Hookuh Tinypants
Why do I have a memory of Link getting swords from a fairy in a pond? I've never played the game but I also know this quote is from that Monty Python movie so I'm having a bit of a brain melt. - Zulema ❧ spicy cocoa tart
I don't know much about this Lady of the Lake, but she has my vote. - Stephen Mack
Is this a new Hillary campaign strategy? - Greg GuitarBuster
Steven Perez
Well played, Google Maps. Well played. #pacmanmode
Oh is it silly day already? - Stephen Mack from iPhone
Swellfie. - Spidra Webster
SnooTube - Stephen Mack
stiv giobs? - esorciccio a.d. from Flucso
You wouldn't be doing that in Australia ... for long - Mo Kargas
Can someone please photoshop in moto dancing behind you? - Joe
Stephen Mack
This is the first cake I've ever made.
Also, happy birthday to my brother-in-law Robert. - Stephen Mack from email
Nice! - Anne Bouey
Congrats. That's one cake more than I have ever made. - Stephan Planken
I have either made one or zero cakes in my life, depending on the bar set for "cake." (I attempted to make an apple cake as a school project in elementary school, but I forgot the apples and probably a few other things, because the result was an apple-less cracker.) - Eivind
Stephen Mack
Quick with the one-liner
"You have the Midas touch. Everything you touch turns into a muffler." -- Henny Youngman - Stephen Mack
"When I turned two I was really anxious, because I'd doubled my age in a year. I thought, if this keeps up, by the time I'm six I'll be ninety." -- Steven Wright - Stephen Mack
"When I die, I would like to go peacefully, in my sleep, like my grandfather did. Not screaming and yelling like the passengers in his car." -- Deep Thoughts by Jack Handey - Stephen Mack
"When I grow up I want to be a futurist because I want to know what happens next." - Kevin Fox
(Is that one by you, Kevin?) - Stephen Mack
It has my name after it. right? ;-) Seriously, I ws going to give myself attribution, but it seemed weird to say "-- Kevin Fox - Kevin Fox" - Kevin Fox
On the other hand, you just said "-- Kevin Fox - Kevin Fox" - Kevin Fox - Stephen Mack
"Me fail English? That's unpossible." -- Ralph Wiggum - Stephen Mack
"If I were manager of a Black Angus restaurant, I'd have one person responsible for going out at dusk to make sure the 'G' lights up." -- Emo Philips - Stephen Mack
"A girl phoned me the other day and said, 'Come on over, there's nobody home.' I went over. Nobody was home." -- Rodney Dangerfield - Stephen Mack
"A girl phoned me the other day and said, 'Come on over, there's nobody home.' I went over. Nobody was home." -- Rodney Dangerfield - Kevin Fox
I'm still waiting for a fireman and stripper to have an affair; I can see the see the headline now, "Stripper Caught on Fireman's Pole" - OCoG of FF, Jimminy
"If the world were perfect, it wouldn't be." -- Yogi Berra - Stephen Mack
"Build a man a fire, and he'll be warm for a day. Set a man on fire, and he'll be warm for the rest of his life." -- unknown - Dylan Parker
(Dylan, per this site,, that great line is by Terry Pratchett from "Jango.") - Stephen Mack
"I saw a woman wearing a sweatshirt with ‘Guess’ on it. I said, 'Thyroid problem?’" -- Peter Kay - Stephen Mack
I was on the street. This guy waved to me, and he came up to me and said, “I’m sorry, I thought you were someone else.” And I said, “I am.” - Demetri Martin - Aneto
I LOVE Demetri Martin. That is not a one liner. Just sayin'. - Lisa L. Seifert
"The trouble with unemployment is that the minute you wake up in the morning you're on the job." -- Slappy White - Stephen Mack
"Say what you want about long dresses, but they cover a multitude of shins." -- Mae West - Stephen Mack
"The world is getting to be such a dangerous place, a man is lucky to get out of it alive." -- W.C. Fields - Stephen Mack
There Stephen, I "liked" your thread, are you happy now?! ;) - Georgia
My happiness is infinite and unbounded. -- Me - Stephen Mack
"Bigamy is having one wife too many. Monogamy is the same." -- Oscar Wilde - Stephen Mack
"Don't spend two dollars to dry clean a shirt. Donate it to the Salvation Army instead. They'll clean it and put it on a hanger. Next morning buy it back for seventy-five cents." -- Billiam Coronel - Stephen Mack
"Marge, I'm not going to stand here and lie to you, so I'll be at Moe's" - Homer S. - Mark Layton
"Before you criticize someone, you should walk a mile in their shoes. That way, when you criticize them, you're a mile away and you have their shoes." -- some guy on Reddit - Stephen Mack
(Seen on a fridge magnet) "It speaks well of the human race that we allow our teenagers to live." - Dylan Bennett
"This is the worst kind of discrimination. The kind against me!" -- Bender, Futurama (yay renewed!) - Stephen Mack
Futurama got renewed?! When where. :) - Dario Gomez
"The wages of sin are death. But by the time taxes are taken out, it's just sort of a tired feeling." -- Paula Poundstone - Stephen Mack
"How many members of a certain demographic group does it take to perform a specified task?" "A finite number: one to perform the task and an additional number to act in a manner stereotypical of the group in question." - Stephen Mack
"Although golf was originally restricted to wealthy, overweight Protestants, today it's open to anybody who owns hideous clothing." -- Dave Barry - Stephen Mack
Just because you can, it doesn't mean you should... - Tyson Key
Aperture Science: "We do what we must, because we can" - Kevin Fox
'I sprayed spot remover on my dog and now he's gone.' –– Steven Wright - Akiva
'I came home the other day only to find that everything in my apartment had been stolen and replaced with an exact duplicate.' –– Steven Wright - Akiva
'Do you know why Jewish husbands die before their wives? Because they want to!' –– Henny Youngman - Akiva
Very nice, Akiva, keep 'em coming. - Stephen Mack
[Not necessarily a one-liner but a personal favorite] When interviewing a woman who had six children, Groucho Marx asked her why so many. She replied, 'Because I love my husband!' He said, 'Well, lady, I love my cigar, too, but I take it out of my mouth every once in awhile.' - Akiva
'I went to a bookstore and asked the saleswoman, "Where's the self-help section?" She said if she told me, it would defeat the purpose.' –– George Carlin - Akiva
[Another personal favorite] 'I'd never join a club that would have someone like me as a member.' –– Groucho Marx - Akiva
Just because you are paranoid doesn't mean that they aren't out to get you! - Morgan
'You know an odd feeling? Sitting on the toilet eating a chocolate candy bar.' –– George Carlin - Akiva
'Everything in moderation including moderation.' - Akiva
'This sentence is a lie.' - Akiva
"In the future, everyone will be obscure for fifteen minutes". - me - Michael R. Bernstein
"Very good, then we shall fight them in the shade!" - Chris Charabaruk
"If you ever see me getting beaten by the police, put down the video camera and come help me." -- Bobcat Goldthwait - Stephen Mack
The funny thing is that the video may end up helping him a lot more. Getting someone else to even out the fight doesn't work so well when the cops have billy clubs, mace, tazers and guns (not to mention the law). - Kevin Fox
He's a little beyond help now though... - Stephen Mack
'Who are you and how did you get in here?' 'I'm a locksmith. And, I'm a locksmith.' - Leslie Nielsen (via Gmail clips box just now) - Paul Buchheit
"I'm against picketing, but I don't know how to show it." -- Mitch Hedberg (RIP) - Stephen Mack
"One morning I shot an elephant in my pajamas. How he got in my pajamas, I don't know." -- Groucho Marx (as Capt. Spaulding in "Animal Crackers") - Stephen Mack
"My doctor told me to stop having intimate dinners for four. Unless there are three other people." -- Orson Welles (1915 - 1985) - Stephen Mack
Never argue with an idiot. Someone else might not be able to tell the difference. - Kevin (aka ThreadKilla)
"Trust me, that fall won't kill you. But the deceleration poisoning is a bitch..." - Jonathan Disher
"When you're Amish, everyone's relative." - Kevin Fox
"Recently I got caught masturbating -- to National Geographic. Not my finest moment. I don't know who was more embarrassed, me or my dentist." -- Anthony Jeselnik - Stephen Mack
#humdaybumpday (I've been trying to find this post again for more than a year now! I missed it a lot.) - Stephen Mack
"At what age do you tell a highway it was adopted? I think seven, because that's about the time he starts to think, 'I don't look like Kiwanis club.'" -- Zach Galifianakis - Stephen Mack
"I’m on a whiskey diet…I’ve lost three days already." -- Tommy Cooper - Stephen Mack
"I wanted to buy a candle holder, but the store didn't have one. So I got a cake." - Mitch Hedberg - LB needs a hero! from Android
Andrew C (✔)
Things I Believe About Yesterday's "Modern Love" Column -
"N.B. I am perfectly aware that “Modern Love” articles are carefully calibrated to create outrage in people such as myself. Personally, I think I do an admirable job ignoring them, as a general rule. I am, however, MERELY A HUMAN WOMAN, and you can only ask so much restraint of me." - Andrew C (✔) from Bookmarklet
(The comments are pretty extra good on this one.) - Andrew C (✔)
OMG, you're so right -- the comments have my sides aching. - Stephen Mack
Woman accused of stabbing Akron boyfriend because he ate all their salsa | -
"A Canton woman is accused of stabbing her boyfriend because he ate all of their salsa. Phyllis D. Jefferson, 50, is charged with felonious assault, a second-degree felony, and a misdemeanor count of criminal damaging. She is scheduled for an appearance Monday in Akron Municipal Court. Jefferson complained about 5:30 p.m. to her 61-year-old boyfriend that he was eating all of their salsa, police reports say. She yelled and jammed a pen into the left side of the man's pelvis." - Jessie from Bookmarklet
Spicy. - Stephen Mack from iPhone
this is what happens when you mix folk from Akron and Canton together. ;) - ellbeecee
Sarah G.
Here's how brain dead I am: looked in bathroom mirror and thought "that's weird, they spelled my name tag backwards."
Shannon - GlassMistress
Trying to learn spiders today ... this is best of show. Lots more to learn, but I'm getting there.
also. I shared it on FB and thanked the magazine and the author of the tutorial but did not tag the author (on purpose). Damned if he didn't see it anyway and shared it...I think I'm a little embarrassed. - Shannon - GlassMistress
..ok, so that is *not* real?!? - WoH: Professor MOTHRA
Nope, it's just glass :-) - Shannon - GlassMistress
Even when I looked at the big picture (thanks to Micah!), it took me a minute to realise that! Great work, Shannon! - WoH: Professor MOTHRA
This is over my creep out spider size. I still try to put them out rather than squish them, but there is no holding them :-) - Shannon - GlassMistress
Amazing, Shannon. - Stephan Planken
(I assumed it was a real one.) - Stephan Planken
And he's dead. I delivered him to the studio for the show this morning. They called this afternoon to say it had been broken during set up. Oh well, you work with glass things will break. I feel sorry for the lady that broke it, she sounded pretty upset. - Shannon - GlassMistress
Awwww - Stephen Mack from iPhone
um it gave me the shivers :) - Steve C, Team Marina
Mostly I'm bummed that the title "Honey, Get the Broom" won't appear in the show book *cheesy grin* - Shannon - GlassMistress
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