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Random Thoughts On A Sunday Morning Updated To 6-30

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12-23

...Christmas week. This is the one week where my family is always happy, no matter what. I love it!

...Today, Ariel[Kccitystar] and I went shopping. He took me to Build-A-Bear so I could buy a Bear for my girlfriend[the bear kicks *** btw]. This was a very cool thing of him to do. Not only that, but we then proceeded to go to some music store and we browsed around and then bought our mother an Alicia Keys CD[our mother LOVES her]. All in all, it was a great day and great time to spend with my brother.

...The food on Christmas Eve is probably one of the main reasons I love Christmas. My mother and her mother[my grandmother] get together and cook a kick *** meal full of BOOST.

...I never realized how kick *** a PSP is. I'm glad my brother finally got one.

...Everyone was happy today and we had no issues. Nothing is better than that.

...Gifts is the least thing on my mind this year. As I continue to grow into a young man, I am noticing a lot of changes. I am not as selfish as I was before and I see life in a whole different perspective. I am beginning to realize that I only get one life and I better make good use of it. Not only that, but I feel different. I am a lot more generous and I care a lot more about others than myself. Maybe it's just the holiday spirit, but I am not sure.

...I just realize that it isn't Sunday and I just ran up my minutes today, lol.

...Speaking of Sunday, today is Monday and I am late on this. Oh well. Random Thoughts on a Monday Evening, anyone?

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Updated to 12-30

...Cover your ears because the most entitled and better-than-you-are fans in America have another thing to cheer about. New England must have sold their soul to Hades to have all this good fortune. The trouble is, there's always the bill to pay. That's what I want to witness.

...There should be no doubt after this as to how much I hate that part of the country.

...No matter what, we all have a much better chance of starting the New Year in a lot better position than Jim Leyritz will.

...Roger Clemens is planning on issuing his own report through his attorneys to detail his innocence in the steroid scandal that had his name associated with it. Clemens said he wants the report to be 410 pages long, or just one page longer than the Mitchell report. That'll show 'em.

...Again, I don't care what these players did. They did this to themselves. I just want spring training to get here!

...I saw National Treasure: Book of Secrets the other day and it was well worth it for anyone to go and see. I won't spoil it by saying what happened, but if you are a fan of these movies like I've become, you will be happy to find out that they left it open for a third installment.

...I love Total Classics version 8. Please download this! :)

...I got some gift certificates to Best Buy that are burning a hole in my pocket. I like going there all by myself so that I am not rushed. You can always find something good at Best Buy.

...There's also another store that's usually located in the malls called FYE. Has anyone ever heard of that one? That's a pretty good one for games, DVDs, music, etc.

...Everyone, take it easy tomorrow night. There's some good things planned for 2008 around the Mvp gaming community (like Mvp 08) that no one needs to miss out on. Stay safe and have fun.

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Updated to 12-30

...Cover your ears because the most entitled and better-than-you-are fans in America have another thing to cheer about. New England must have sold their soul to Hades to have all this good fortune. The trouble is, there's always the bill to pay. That's what I want to witness.

...There should be no doubt after this as to how much I hate that part of the country.

You don't hate all of the people in New England right? I'm gonna cry if you say yes.

...There's also another store that's usually located in the malls called FYE. Has anyone ever heard of that one? That's a pretty good one for games, DVDs, music, etc.

Its a good store and all but everything seems more expensive there then any where else. Its a good place to look if your looking for a DVD thats hard to find.

Christmas was great, got a bounty of clothes that i needed, thanks mom.

My new Transformers G1 (Autobots and Decepticons) Xbox 360 faceplate my little brother got me, yea it kicks so much ***.

Monday night is gonna be crazy, can't wait to start this new year with a bang.

It was a close game last night, I almost peed my pants. I'm glad tehy won but I'm not gonna be one of those fans that brags to every single person that my team is better. I'm not D'Unit (Just kidding buddy)

Xbox Live has been crashing. I don't blame Microsoft because its not there fault that so many people got live for Christmas and are flooding the servers, but shouldn't they have seen this coming?

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Yeah it's sunday but im very mad about this...

The Mexican Winter League is looking to make a fu***ng expansion with US teams (Tucson and Yuma) while other cities in the Mexican pacific have wanted to join the league for years with no luck but this might be the exception because of the economic rea$on$...

Why do this two american cities want to have a team in the MEXICAN Winter League?! Man this is so stupid, the league should laugh about this two cities trying to join the league. Tucson has a AAA team in summer and the Dbacks play in Phoenix! Also remember that the spring training is played there. If Tucson joins the league Arizona will have 10 months of baseball maybe 11 or 12 if they win the league and go to the Caribbean World Series.

Imagine an american team representing Mexico in the Caribbean World Series! Thats stupid and I would be very, very dissapointed. We know that US baseball is the best in planet Earth this brings up another point...

Maybe they want revenge... If you remember in 2006 Mexico eliminated the US in the WBC if an US team wins the crown and beats the other countries in the Caribbean World Series the States would say that they are "The best baseball country" which everyone already knows.

Why the US can't wait for the next WBC? C'mon! It's next year. This is unbelievable if this happens I won't be a mexican baseball fan anymore.

The league wants to make baseball a playable sport in this part of Mexico but putting this teams in the league won't help. If the league wants to play with american teams why not ask for permission to MLB to play exibition games against them?

In 2004 when the Expos were playing their last season the Mexican city of Monterrey with a big stadium that could possibly have more capacity than Fenway does was an option but MLB didn't want baseball here in Mexico and gave the team to Washington, why would we have to accept this United States teams in the MEXICAN pacific league?

The league might think that if they put American teams in the league they would recieve a MLB in exchange. A Mexican team will never play in MLB, NEVER!

I hope some guys can have an oppinion on this. Good night :(

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Updated to 1-6

...I always have that nice, calming feeling right around this time of year because the holidays are over and we have a year before this all gets going again.

...So, Clemens and Pettitte are being asked to speak before Congress? After thinking long and hard about this I have decided I could care less.

...Speaking of Clemens, is anyone going to watch him on 60 Minutes tonight?

...I love our new site layout and I want to thank Trues for all the hard work in getting this in place and working right. And I love that Spring Training countdown applet.

...Bye-bye Steelers, have a nice off season.

...I kind of miss having Dunkin Donuts coffee because SeanO ruined it for me by telling me that company was from Boston. I haven't been there since.

...Welcome back to Mvpmods timay. He's a modder also and some of his work can still be found in the download section here.

...Well, my Norton's AV is going to expire soon and I think I might go with AVG Professional or Kaspersky. I still got a few weeks to decide.

...What the hell is going on with Britney Spears now? You'd almost feel bad for her if she wasn't so damn stupid. She's not an entertainer anymore, she's weekly front page news on the National Enquirer.

...I am all for people working and making a living, but the only guy I don't want to see work is the snowplow guy.

The league might think that if they put American teams in the league they would recieve a MLB in exchange. A Mexican team will never play in MLB, NEVER!

I hope some guys can have an oppinion on this. Good night

I agree. Those American team don't belong in that league and there is no reason for it. I think the Mexican League is just fine the way it is now.

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Updated to 1-13

....I got a house full of relatives in from out of town here for the weekend and we only have one bathroom in the house. That's when you find out who takes a long time in there. :(

...At least none of these houseguests like Boston because if they did they'd be in a hotel and not asleep in the bedrooms as they are right now. :wink:

...Nice to see Seattle get the boot from the playoffs. The Packers played great after they stopped fumbling the ball.

...It's hard to read about any baseball news right now because all that is talked about is the damn steroids.

...I got to go for my pre-admission appointment for my knee surgery on Tuesday, with my knee surgery set for January 22nd.

...I'm glad I've never smoked or purchased cigarettes in my life. I don't need the additional health problems that go with that and I don't have the money to buy the cigarettes either.

...Nice to see compmaniac make an appearance here last night. That means pretty soon we'll see 150 new threads for 150 new questions.

...I never miss reading the shoutblock in here because some of the comments on there are pretty good.

...I don't think I will go and see that Cloverfield movie until I read something in here about it from the Mvpmods movie reviewers.

...Which kind of gives me an idea for a thread. If someone wants to make one we can have a thread for new movies where we can post why we liked going to see it or why it was a complete waste of your money.

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..Nice to see compmaniac make an appearance here last night. That means pretty soon we'll see 150 new threads for 150 new questions.
:lmao: Captain Question needs his own comic book.

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Been awhile, so here I go:

Finally took some time to check out NHL2K8 for the 360. My kids bought it for me, for Christmas, but with work, etc. I haven't been able to play. I have to say, that I have enjoyed it far more the NHL08. Not because '08 isn't a great game, because it is, but because I have not experienced any freezing with 2K8. I own both games, and NHL08 has been nothing but a headache.

Been pretty busy around my house. My wife and I are planning a trip to DisneyWorld for next January, as our trip to New York was canceled this past November, due to her getting pregnant, and giving birth. My sister and brother-in-law are in DisneyWorld now for 2 weeks, and loving every minute of it. So, seeing as my son is 9, and my daughter will be a little over a year old next January, we figured we may as well do it then.

Can't believe the holidays came and went as quick as they did. I love Christmas, but it all seemed very rushed this year. Ahhh well, it'll be back here before we know it.

Not much else is going on, so I'll see you next week.

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Weighed myself for the first time in awhile

181 :)

9 more pounds until my goal of 190 :)

Although I'm kinda disappointed with how small I am at this weight so I'm sure I'll set a new goal once I hit it...probably around 220-230. Well, I like the size of my legs, it's the upper body I'm disappointed with.

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Updated to 1-20

....My God it's freezing out. Right now it's 10 degrees out there and I don't want to know what the wind chill is. And it's like this all over the east coast right now. I only have to go out once, and it is right after I get done here when I go and get coffee.

...Here's a nice extended middle finger at the New York State Thruway department for raising the tolls again and one more for talking about raising them again very soon.

...I went to Best Buy on Friday to get a DVD set and they didn't have it. Yeah, it is my fault I didn't check to see if they had it first because I drove 20 minutes out of my way, but how can you be out of the Quantum Leap series and yet have an overflow of others? :(

...At least when I was there I got a good look at the quality of Blu Ray DVD's. What a picture!

...I've had gift cards for Christmas for Best Buy (like I got this past Christmas) and in previous years at Circuit City. And every time I have a gift card for one store, it is the other store that has what I want. :lol: This time, Circuit City had some DVD sets I wanted.

...I know New England is favored in today's AFC Championship game but I can't root for a New England team in anything, so I got to go with the Chargers. And in the NFC, I think the Giants and Packers game will be very close, might be too tough to call.

...I don't know how any of you feel but I am already tired of this political coverage. Did it really matter that the networks had to interrupt the shows last night to tell us that John McCain won the South Carolina Primary?

...Here is hoping the Twins do not budge at all in their demands for the young players the Yankees have for Johan Santana. In fact, ask for more. Pile on the demands so the Yankees finally and once and for all tell you to go *&*^ yourself. I have as much respect for the state of Minnesota as I do Massachusetts.

...I won't be around much after Monday night on the website because on Tuesday morning I will be having my surgery on my right knee. It's arthroscopic surgery and I'll be an outpatient. I won't be able to walk around a few days after that so I won't be able to check mail or do anything like that, so I will see you all later on.

...Finally, I don't want to forget to mention my father-in-law, who died very unexpectedly on Monday the 14th at his home. He was a good man and I thank him for accepting me, a non-Nascar fan like myself, into his home. R.I.P. sir.

...Maybe this is why I was so touchy about you guys thinking it is no problem to crack jokes and make light of what a wake or a funeral is about. I just had the sad duty of going to one this past week and all you had to do is have seen the grief on some of those people's faces that were there and none of you would have considered telling jokes.

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...Back from Israel,, had an amazing 10 days.

...Been working out a lot recently, I have pecs now, and I seemed to have picked up a couple miles on my fastball =)

...Pumped for todays games, Go Chargers :p

...Sick right now, found out that Tylenol Cold is insanely strong and just knocks you out.

...I'm pissed the Knicks are winning, they never do anything good for themselves, as Scott Leyden once said, the worst place to be is in NBA purgatory, not good enough to win anything but not bad enough to get a good draft pick. I know we're still bad, but if we keep going at a .400 pace then we'll be slightly out of the realm for a terrific player in the draft.

..Also annoyed at the Jets for winning that last game and dropping from 3 to 6 in the draft.

...Good time to be a New York fan, just not my teams...

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but how can you be out of the Quantum Leap series and yet have an overflow of others? :(

I think that is mainly do to the fact that Quantum Leap is better than most of the other crap out on DVD

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...Hope you had a good time in Israel, ron. Hopefully I'm going this next summer or the summer after that. I haven't been there since I was 7. Back then I was near-fluent in Hebrew, now I know about 20 words. :?

...I want to see just one PC non-sim baseball game in my lifetime. Just one, that's all I'm asking. I still don't understand why 2k refuses to make any PC games. I kind of hope EA buys take two only so that they can come out with a PC baseball game.

...Meanwhile, NBA Live has been under par since 2005, and despite the constant complaining for the last three years, so far they haven't done anything about it. We'll have to see what 09 looks like. And, of course, the game that's actually quite good doesn't come out on PC.

...Before you say anything, no, I'm not going to get a console. I'm boycotting them.

...Think back to the last thing you bought that was over 100 dollars. Now realize that the average yearly income per capita of a Kenyan is around that much. Makes 'ya think.

...I am sick of people trying to come up with their stupid reasons as to why health care shouldn't be universal. Would you want the police or fire stations or other government sponsored institutions to be private?

...India is developing a space program. India, a third world country full of poverty. Don't you think that you could use that few billion you're using on the space program for better purposes, like solving your own country's problems first?

...On one hand I do want the Knicks to get a good draft pick, so if this winning had started later in the season, I'd be annoyed. But the season's only about 3/8 done, so there's some hope of contention. I guess. Ron's right though, we are pretty much in the worse position possible. Still, we have been, strangely enough, winning, and I can't for the life of me explain how. Actually, it's probably the fact that Randolph and Curry have started learning how to both have good games in the same game. Really we just need to get rid of Stephon Marbury.

...When you think about it, Marbury and Crawford are the only Knicks, period, who have been in New York for longer than, like, 3 years. If you take a look at a 2003-4 or 2004-5, there's hardly anybody still on the team.

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Don't you think that you could use that few billion you're using on the space program for better purposes, like solving your own country's problems first?

Well isn't that a case of the pot calling the kettle black. Change "space program" to a small three letter word beginning with the letter 'w' and you have a certain other country's problem.

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First: A certain country? More like half of them. Second: Uuuh, yeah, I know my country's at war and that it's sucking trillions out of the national budget. Did I ever say anything supporting that? No. You worded it like I was purposely ignoring the fact that the US is wasting money on the war in Iraq.

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Updated to 1-27

...Well, my knee surgery went fine. Now I just have to let it heal. I can't be on for a long period of time because I have to have the leg extended, but that's ok. I'm just happy this is over.

...Operating rooms are intimidating and those health care people are way underpaid. Those people do a great job.

...I don't even want to bother counting how many surgeries I've had because I know it will be over ten.

...Why are the feds going after a retired player (Chuck Knoblauch) with this steroid investigation? That's one thing I don't get.

...R.I.P. Heath Ledger, you were a good actor and you were way too young. :(

...I like that Brian Cashman. He's not willing to give the Twins the key to farm system for Santana and he is sticking to his beliefs. It's my hope that he is listened to concerning this because every time I read about more Santana trade news I get worried.

...You know, just like a few years ago when we got rid of some good young players for the immortal Randy Johnson, who did nothing.

...I really think the Giants have the momentum and confidence to win next week.

...Because if they don't, those entitled horses*** Boston fans will be bragging around here yet again.

...Thank God for Directv. The President is giving a speech tomorrow night and I have no plans to watch it.

...Each week Psych gets better and better. It's one of the funniest shows on TV.

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.....one thing on my mind is that I just got home from the grocery. I went for two things mainly, light bulbs and AA batteries. Get home and one light bulb broke in the trunk (my own fault) and the AA batteries are gone. There just gone. Vanished. I could go back and see if the checkout clerk threw up an air-ball, but whatever.

.....I'll probably watch movies most of the day today. Hate this time of the year.

.....I've lost 10 lbs. in a week and 2 days. Simply by cutting out fast food and soda. Went from 231 to 221. I've gone this whole month w/o eating fast food. 11 more months to go.

.....LOST is coming back on, but it really was losing my interest towards the end of last season. But, I'll watch.

.....Will Infinity Ward ever release the patch to COD4? Good lord.

.....I'm debating on what my next tech. purchase will be. A CD player for my car (still have factory crap radio) or Logitech z-5500's. Hmmmmmm

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-MLB Power Pros (ps2) is fantastic, and keeps getting better as I progress through the season. If only I could get the "arrange team mode" in season unlocked. Then I could make some classic type rosters.

-Royals will finish around .500 in '08, even in that ***** of a division.

-This Bike Is A Pipe Bomb is my current favorite band. Do your self a favor and check them out.

http://www.noidearecords.com/mp3s/TBIAPB-JackJohnson.mp3

"Protest beyond the law is not a departure from democracy; it is absolutely essential to it." -Howard Zinn

"I want to thank all the pitchers who couldn't go nine innings, and manager D1ck Howser who wouldn't let them go."

-Dan Quisenberry after winning the 1982 Fireman Award

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...You know, just like a few years ago when we got rid of some good young players for the immortal Randy Johnson, who did nothing.

34 wins in 2 seasons

and you gave up 3 players

Brad Halsey 13-16 since trade (no longer a starter)

Dioner Navarro .245 since trade, .227 last season (horrible backup catcher)

Javier Vazquez is was not all that young (28) and you had only had him for one season. But he is 37-35 in the 3 seasons since the trade

Don't for get you got 4 players in return for Randy when you traded him away. 3 of which are still in the minors and Luis Vizcaino who did good enough to be a Type B Free Agent that Cashman let walk. now you will get a 2nd round pick and a sandwich pick because Vizcaino walked

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-My team, Yaquis, is 3-1 in the final series against the Mazatlan Venados and today we could win the championship, we have been waiting for 27 years for a championship Im very excited because my team could be in the caribbean world series :D

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34 wins in 2 seasons

and you gave up 3 players

Brad Halsey 13-16 since trade (no longer a starter)

Dioner Navarro .245 since trade, .227 last season (horrible backup catcher)

Javier Vazquez is was not all that young (28) and you had only had him for one season. But he is 37-35 in the 3 seasons since the trade

Don't for get you got 4 players in return for Randy when you traded him away. 3 of which are still in the minors and Luis Vizcaino who did good enough to be a Type B Free Agent that Cashman let walk. now you will get a 2nd round pick and a sandwich pick because Vizcaino walked

Those are all good points but their careers could have all gone differently in NY, and as for Vizcaino he was the one who walked out, the Yankees tried to get to him plenty of times before he signed with Colorado.

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No, I'm pretty sure Cashman made a offer, thinking that either he would accept it and that would be fine, but if he demanded a higher one or became interested in another team, he wouldn't raise the offer and would just let him go so he could get his draft pick.

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Do the yankees magically make sub average players good?

No.

The statement about giving up good young players for Randy was wrong, and randy did produce in NY.

However giving up 4 of your systems top 10 prospects for any on player no matter how good and then having to throw 150 million dollars at him to keep him is ridiculous.

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Updated to 1-27

...Well, my knee surgery went fine. Now I just have to let it heal. I can't be on for a long period of time because I have to have the leg extended, but that's ok. I'm just happy this is over.

...Operating rooms are intimidating and those health care people are way underpaid. Those people do a great job.

...I don't even want to bother counting how many surgeries I've had because I know it will be over ten.

...Why are the feds going after a retired player (Chuck Knoblauch) with this steroid investigation? That's one thing I don't get.

...R.I.P. Heath Ledger, you were a good actor and you were way too young. :(

...I like that Brian Cashman. He's not willing to give the Twins the key to farm system for Santana and he is sticking to his beliefs. It's my hope that he is listened to concerning this because every time I read about more Santana trade news I get worried.

...You know, just like a few years ago when we got rid of some good young players for the immortal Randy Johnson, who did nothing.

...I really think the Giants have the momentum and confidence to win next week.

...Because if they don't, those entitled horses*** Boston fans will be bragging around here yet again.

...Thank God for Directv. The President is giving a speech tomorrow night and I have no plans to watch it.

...Each week Psych gets better and better. It's one of the funniest shows on TV.

This coming from a Yankees fan. Can anyone spell I-R-O-N-I-C?

Glad your surgery went well though.

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Got a new phone today - not new as such, just a hand-me-down from a friend. Motorola KRZR. I had originally given it to my mother last week, but it's too complicated for her to use (how did I guess that? ;) ), so I'm on it. Decent little phone, looks good too.

Anyone else still waiting for Immortal Technique's new album, "The Middle Passage"? It was originally scheduled for 2005, but has been pushed back repeatedly, and even the 2007 release, which wasa supposed to be pretty certain, has now gone by the water. Apparently, he's working on new tracks to maybe make it into a double-CD pack, but it would be very nice to see it this year. 3 years is long enough.

I've finally managed to copy files from my DVR and get them playable on my PC. Just working on the subtitle conversion now and I'll be set.

God, winter without baseball is boring. Bring on Spring Training.

Looking forward to the Amir Khan fight next weekend. The original opponent pulled out due to injury, so now Khan will be fighting someone from England and defending his new title rather than possibly gaining another one and going global for the world title shot. Also, Joe Calzaghe vs. Bernard Hopkins in April. I love Joe, but I think his unbeaten record might be at serious risk against B-Hop. That was said about Jeff Lacy as well, and Joe destroyed him, but Hopkins is a whole different class of fighter. Joe will need to be on top of his game for that one.

Back to work after a week's holiday. Not looking forward to it, especially after a recent desk move left me sitting next to the boss and in front of the guy I speak least to in the whole team of 20 guys. My desk, and monitor, have some serious tilt to them now - instead of sitting beside the boss, my angle makes it look like I'm facing him instead. :lol:

Finally backed up and reinstalled the OS on the desktop PC, so that's back up and running again now. The new PSU helped as well, as the old one was on its last legs - a 250W PSU running a 2GHz CPU, 512MB of RAM, around 700GB of total HDD space, an all-format optical drive and a 128MB graphics card, as well as multiple other external USB devices and 3 case fans will start to struggle quite quickly. :lol:

Hope everyone has a good week. :)

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