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2:02 AM
@RavenDreamer "And my pilot is in love with his computer."
I mean, I'm all for interracial hookups, but I think Joker could find someone... more fleshy and less likely to crush his bones during intercourse.
@RavenDreamer Though I'm pretty sure anyone Joker finds is pretty likely to crush his bones.
So how much cleanup will need to be done when Bukkit becomes official?
@OrigamiRobot hm?
It'll still be a mod.
are they keeping the name bukkit?
2:10 AM
It will become the official API. I am wondering what will change.
Minecraft Qs have always been especially affected by the zeitgeist
What's your source on that, anyway?
we could make it a new tag if it's a different version/name
"Let me know if you want me to get [the council] on the channel and hang up on 'em. Y'know, for old times sake."
@RavenDreamer Bukkit joined Mojang. It only makes sense to adapt what already exists.
2:13 AM
and if it's not we could make it bukkit-api I guess to differentiate from the old version,,,but I don't know if it will be necessary
@LessPopMoreFizz Have you seen the joke contest between Joker and Garrus?
> Now that we have an opportunity to design the official Minecraft API, we intend to make it a suitable replacement for Bukkit, if not a significantly better one, while bukkit.org will remain a community for modders for the foreseeable future.
@RavenDreamer Not yet, I restarted, so I'm not as far in as you.
I got a ways in then started over because I decided I didn't like having a dead tali.
Yeah, I'm unsure what triggers changes in normandy squad member locations
@RavenDreamer Ah yeah, that's good. :D
2:15 AM
Basically, the Turian military has a joke about Joker.
"Why does the Alliance hire pilots with Brittle-Bone disease?"
"So there marines have someone they can beat up!"
Q: Changing Teams in Civ 5

AlbortWhat is the effect of changing an opponents team in the Advanced Setup screen? What benefits do I get from changing the second player to Team 1? Does it give me a permanent ally throughout the game? Can this be used to more effectively beat the games harder AI opponents?

Q: When will Ash come back? [Spoilers]

Fredy31Well, just started ME3, and Ash just got hurt pretty bad. She is now in the hospital on the citadel. Just wondering, will she ever come back in my squad? And if yes, when? 25% in the game? 50%?

Ran into the Krogan poet earlier, bit surprised to see him...
A: Does installing Mass Effect 3 on the Xbox 360 Hard Drive make the elevators faster?

agent86I did some experimentation this evening before and after installing the game to the hard drive: Loading to title: unchanged. Both times it took about 54 seconds to get to the main menu. Loading a save from the main menu: 8 seconds (25%) faster when installed. Reloading the same save: 2 seconds...

My drive freaked the hell out when I first put in the game, so I installed it just to get away from the noise, heh.
2:21 AM
@agent86 I scienced today too!
A: Does the Imported Level Increase the Difficulty?

Dave McClellandBased on how it worked in Mass Effect 2 and personal experience in ME3, enemies scale to levels, regardless of how the levels were acquired. As such, the answer to your question is yes and no. Compared to an unimported character at the same place in the campaign, it will be more difficult, but ...

> Good question! Penny Arcade did a comic about the elevator speed in Mass Effect 2 a while back: penny-arcade.com/comic/2007/11/16 (warning: contains profanity). – Brysonic yesterday
That's such a funny and relevant comic! Why didn't you think to include that in your question @murgatroid99? You should have! It would have been so funny and cool of you.
But now brysonic is the cool one.
@DaveMcClelland we're science bros! SCIENCE BRO HIGH-FIVE!
@Wipqozn We had this conversation here yesterday. I asked whether I should include the comic and the consensus seemed to be that we didn't want the swearing, and without it the comic lost most of its impact
When I first saw this comic
2:24 AM
@murgatroid99 Oh I'm well aware.
I thought Garrus was a robot.
Also, @agent86, since you're here...
@Wipqozn My point is that I did think of it. I thought of that comic when I asked it, which is why I asked about elevators instead of loading times in the title
@agent86: I just wanted to say I think you've been doing a great job as mod.
@agent86: I just wanted to say I think you've been doing a great job on the secret mission
2:26 AM
@agent86: I just wanted to say that I think I'm awesome
@agent86 Hey now, I did some science too! Nobody upvoted my science though. :(
@LessPop_MoreFizz Post a link to your science so we can all share in the upvote whoring!
@LessPop_MoreFizz I recall up voting something that resembled science
I hope @john sees that.
2:28 AM
@DaveMcClelland SCIENCE!
@LessPop_MoreFizz Upvoted so hard
Technically all my answers are Science.
Okay. Time to try to get a multiplayer game working again.
anyone want to try to do a Gaming.SE turntable.fm room?
any PS3 ME3 players? I haven't played multi yet
2:31 AM
@NickT If I wasn't in Canada, maybe.
doesn't work there?
@NickT Nope, it is US only.
very few music apps work outside of the US or their originating country
licensing/legal issues are too big a barrier
@NickT I would if I wasn't playing ME 3.
@NickT and @murgatroid99 We used a combination of both your suggestions.
2:33 AM
@OrigamiRobot How so?
I have an awful habit of finishing SE posts... and then not posting them.
@RavenDreamer Better than the inverse.
Not having an awful habit?
@Wipqozn Well they say imitation is the sincerest form of flattery. I'm flattered.
2:37 AM
@OrigamiRobot If you are going to make it a doughnut, it should have a circular cross section
@murgatroid99 Who said we were finished?
@Wipqozn yay me :D thanks for saying this :)
@OrigamiRobot What is it?
@OrigamiRobot not bad, needs more toriodial though.
@OrigamiRobot Anyway, I like it.
2:38 AM
37 secs ago, by OrigamiRobot
@murgatroid99 Who said we were finished?
@RavenDreamer yeah, I'll do that sometimes
@OrigamiRobot just explicitly mentionig it :P
@John I thought you'd like that.
Ooh a necromancer badge. That's always nice.
Anyway, a circular cross section might be asking too much.
2:39 AM
@LessPop_MoreFizz I'm commander agent86 and this is my favorite upvote on the citadel.
@Wipqozn I gathered you though that, based off the fact that you told me over Steam to come look at it.
@OrigamiRobot why's that
@John Pretty much.
Well, I had to make sure you'd see it before it was moved off the starred list.
@RavenDreamer Oh good, it's not just me.
@NickT It isnt a proper circle in the first place.
2:42 AM
I'm not sure which Bioware employee thought the Normandy needed a robot dog that constantly shoots scanning lazers in front of it, but whoever it was, I'd like to shake their hand.
@LessPop_MoreFizz I don't think I got to that part yet
Q: Is there a maximum Biotic Charge distance?

Ben BrockaBiotic Charge for the Vanguard class lets you leap very quickly into distant enemies, and I've never not been able to perform the move on a target. Is there a maximum distance to the charge, or can I safely assume that if I can target an enemy, I can hit them with a charge?

Q: How do I make a shortcut to an origin game?

Raven DreamerI deleted my original shortcut to Mass Effect 3 as part of an ill-conceived attempt to get a steam overlay within Origin. Unfortunately, I can't figure out how to create a desktop shortcut from within origin, nor do I know where to target with a manually created shortcut. Does Origin not have t...

Q: Can PC saves be imported into console version of Mass Effect 3?

ahsteeleHaving not yet played Mass Effect 1 or 2 I plan on purchasing them before jumping into Mass Effect 3. What platform I purchase a game for is larger dependent on where I'll be spending my time in the immediate future. For instance right now I'd probably buy Mass Effect 1 for the PC. A few months f...

@LessPop_MoreFizz every time you tell me something about this game I get a little more scared. first we had an AI that wants to make out with joker, now they've stolen Doctor Who's robot dog?
@Lazers needs moar tags.
what's it called in ME3 where you get a paragon/renegade icon during a cutscene and you can intervene?
@BenBrocka quick time event?
2:44 AM
@OrigamiRobot then fix it :\
I could have sworn I heard someone call it something specific, not just quick time event, in a post here
intervention or something?
@OrigamiRobot Nice tree ring :)
doesn't seem that far off though
@BenBrocka It's called an Interrupt.
2:46 AM
Warning: Vulgar Language
Interestingly, it seems that the game sometimes likes to use them to do things other than paragon/renegade stuff. i.e. the boxing match with James.
Which... muddles the paragon/renegadeyness of the concept.
@LessPop_MoreFizz I'm pretty sure they went along with Paragon/Renegade dialogue
In ME2, you knew whenever you used an interrupt, you were going to do something heroic, or something totally badass and that it would result in a lot of paragon renegade points.
@murgatroid99 Just played through it several times actually. Dialog is largely unchanged. More to the point, the interaction results in no paragon/renegade points.
@LessPop_MoreFizz reporter PAUNCH!
Joker is the best.
2:47 AM
OooohK, how did you get people in your SP world ??? :P
@LessPop_MoreFizz Yeah, I noticed the lack of points from those a couple of times
Have you seen any charm/intimidate dialogue options?
@OrigamiRobot To make a torus it's pretty easy; you just add a perpendicular circle with a diameter that's the width of the annular ring then use that as a guide for the additional circles you need to build
I kind of feel like they were replaced a bit by the interrupts
@BenBrocka Paragon/Renegade Interrupt
@murgatroid99 Quite a few.
@murgatroid99 I think the first you can get is if you refuse Dr. Chakwas and try to recruit Michel instead. It requires a charm/intimidate check.
2:49 AM
@NickT That works fine for the four sides
@LessPop_MoreFizz oh, I went with Chakwas
And I am not very much past that
@murgatroid99 Same. I was going to turn her down, but she was like "we've been through so much" and I was like, yeah doc, y'know, you're right...
@agent86 I actually liked her in ME2, so I accepted right away
I suck ass at Soul Calibur V. =[
Also, does Algol not have any guard impact moves?
this has got to be the universe's smallest hospital. there's like 3 beds.
2:52 AM
Also, doing the boxing scene with Shepard in a dress is hilarious.
Still no luck on the multiplayer.
Also, the dress is fucking stupid looking and I put it on purely for the boxing scene. Hoodie is awesome however.
When I try to google the issue... the 3 part of mass effect 3 keeps bringing up similar issues... for battlefield 3.
@RavenDreamer Is Steam down? Oh, wait...
@OrigamiRobot You say that like I want to use Origin.
2:53 AM
@agent86 That's kind of like every video game building ever
Also, pretty sure I just found a bioware employees vacation photos hidden away on a wall as an easter egg.
I can't even beat the first character in 'Legendary Souls' mode.
I did manage to beat him a few times with Yoshimitsu. Which is weird.
@agent86 Isn't the PTSD soldier pretty impossible to miss?
@LessPop_MoreFizz thanks
The refugee housing on D2 on the Citadel could only house like 20 people even though there are millions of refugees
2:54 AM
@LessPop_MoreFizz yeah, I found her. and the soldier who needs an amputation.
@agent86 Yeah, if you leave and reenter the hospital a bunch of times, you can hear PTSD's whole story
it's... quite jarring.
And then you can approve her to carry a gun.
Wee! I should be a general soon.
Because what bad thing should come of that?
Oh. You must all be playing Mass Effect 3. No point trying to get anyone's attention, then.
@RavenDreamer You've been at 24/25 with several +4's for hours.
2:56 AM
Just hit 5.
@LessPop_MoreFizz :(
@RavenDreamer You can see the spoilers.
...except it was my question and I already read everything >>
@RavenDreamer Did your group laugh at you?
2:59 AM
Is there something I can point a new user to that talks about what's in a good answer? I skimmed the FAQ but it seems to discuss questions, not answers
@Sterno Not really.
Couldn't really figure out how to phrase some advice to this guy
@GnomeSlice They said they liked it, but they didn't like the chip tunes. :/
A: Who are the numerous that died?

DiabeticHawtDogI'm pretty sure by "numerous" that they are talking about your crew in Mass Effect 2. That's the only other option I could think of.

Yay ME3 badge
3:01 AM
@RavenDreamer .....shit.
Well, they're not paying me.
@LessPopMoreFizz Nice
I'll see what I can do.
I say @#$* 'm. Keep doin' what you think is best, @GnomeSlice.
Haters gonna hate, etc.
3:01 AM
@RavenDreamer I have no idea what I'm doing.
@GnomeSlice A perfectly valid, if unsustainable course of action.
Well said.
@LessPop_MoreFizz Hey! Me too.
@RavenDreamer I hope you took a screenshot when you hit 66,666 reputation not long ago.
If not, I suggest firing off a few bounties.
3:05 AM
@OrigamiRobot that's how you do the whole thing...
@NickT Minecraft does not do non-perpendicular easily
at all*
like if you make a 27 diameter donut with a 7 hole in the center, you start by making a 27m and 9m ring (like you did
Sorry, couldn't resist.
then add a 27-9-9 = 9 diameter circle to the four axes perpendicular to it
3:07 AM
@Wipqozn That was the first thing I thought of
then build more circles parallel to the original ones (where the hole is) using the inside/outside diameter based on that perpendicular circle
I've made a couple donut signs like that
Donut signs?
I have no idea what's going on
but it sounds moist and delicious
like that roughly
3:10 AM
@Sterno I found more model ships for you.
@LessPopMoreFizz So Soverign was right by the other 3?
er, other 2
@Sterno Yeah, at the back of the room.
That look about right?
granted, the map for that one is kind of pointless when they're all that close
@Sterno Tough to tell because the lack of good z levels on that map makes my head hurt.
okay, liara or miranda?
3:13 AM
Q: Where can I find patch notes for every Disagea 4 patch?

starlockeThere's got to be some resource with listings for: patch number, release date, change notes, right?

Q: Do any of the reaper troops count as synthetics against skills?

Bruce ConnorFor the purpose of skills like Sabotage and Overload do any of the reaper troops count as synthetics? I feel like some of them should, since they're clearly robotic (partially at least). However, I've been trying to sabotage Marauders and haven't had any success.

Q: What determines whether I can use a Paragon or Renegade Interrupt?

Ben BrockaI made two characters and I noticed I get the Paragon Interrupt (the flashing icon that lets you interrupt a cutscene to say something Paragon/Renegade-y) when my character is mostly Paragon and I get Renegade when my character matches that. I haven't played with a neural character at all. What ...

I'm thinking miranda.
It's as far as you can get from the stairs, dead center.
@agent86 For romance? Liara.
Miranda is a long distance relationship.
And LDR's blow.
@LessPop_MoreFizz is she not... in this game? :(
@agent86 She is... but she's not gonna be on your ship most of the time.
I'll just have to youtube the miranda romance scene whenever it comes time for a shepard romance in this game.
maybe I can tape a picture of her face to liara.
cause that won't be creepy.
3:15 AM
Someone post a photo of each of them.
I shall decide.
@agent86 You could always go for a third option.
liara's a blue alien. miranda's the girl from the TV show chuck.
Curious and Curioser.
@LessPop_MoreFizz eh, I romanced liara in ME1, I'll stick with her.
@LessPopMoreFizz I just unlocked a 2nd loyalty power from James.
3:17 AM
@RavenDreamer Yeah, supposedly there's two per companion, which is why I never accepted your answer.
I'm going to keep adding to that.
I was really expecting someone else would have chipped in with more information.
@BenBrocka Check my last paragraph
@agent86 Haven't seen that but... I'm gonna go with the... human... chick...
So cool! I love the big-band elements.
I swear... Shepard's got the clingiest crew members.
I just got 8 emails from various underlings saying "Hey, do you wanna hang out sometime?"
@RavenDreamer Lol... this sounds like the kind of game I might actually enjoy.
With all of the silly stuff.
@LessPopMoreFizz Weird. I just dropped down to 21/25 for 5+ answers.
Wonder what's going on.
3:24 AM
OMG. The Wisconsin Milk Marketing Board is posting a new mac and cheese recipe every day for 30 days Mac and cheese is awesome. :)
Not that anyone else is going to listen to it.
@RavenDreamer Were some of them on closed questions?
Or questions that were asked pre-contest for some reason?
I'm just gonna leave this here
@RavenDreamer 21 is correct.
You have 23 posts with scores of +5 or more, and 2 of them are from before the release.
A: How can I counter enemies with Riot Shields in Mass Effect 3

Raven DreamerI've found two good ways to handle the Riot Shield enemies. The first is the "Pull" power. For lack of a better term, Pull on Cerberus Guardians (or any other enemy with Combat Shields) is "Super Effective". It will strip the shield away from them, making them just as vulnerable as any other ave...

Wonder why it said 24 before, then.
3:32 AM
Q: How does Reputation work in Mass Effect 3?

Raven DreamerThe change to the Paragon/Renegade system between Mass Effect and Mass Effect 2 was pretty significant. In the first game, you could eventually unlock the entire Charm / Intimidate trees, and attaining either kind of points was a positive thing. In Mass Effect 2, you were no longer able to dabble...

"Jack: Everyone knows you can't dance, Shepard."
So true...
@RavenDreamer James seemed impressed with my 'dancing'.
@LessPop_MoreFizz He just likes your bust. You can hold out for someone better.
So, I'm guessing if I asked this on the site, it'd be closed or neglected because it's super goddamned specific, but damn if I'm not curious:
Any idea who the people in the two photos I've circled are?
They're on the bulletin board in Allers 'cabin' aboard the Normandy. And unlike the other images on the board, they're pretty clearly not rendered in engine.
Those are photos from some Bioware employees family album, or my name is cletus.
3:37 AM
@LessPop_MoreFizz hai cletus :D
Devs, probably.
@GnomeSlice Well, obviously.
@agent86 So then what are they then
<3 Timbral.
I need to finish downloading and converting his music to MP3.
dhs = Dead Hackers Society. I think.
Q: How can I get Shepard to stop tromping around the place like a raging bull?

yx.Every step I take I can hear a loud dull thud because of Shepard's footsteps and it is starting to get on my nerves. Is there any way I can turn this off without impacting any other sound in the game? Perhaps there's a way to modify one of the .bik files or a mod or something?

Q: Skyrim angry (Gertud and Hod, ep2)

LeandroIm new in Skyrim and this kind of games. I'm some kind of cat? and I just kill two innocent people. Radolf dissapear and when i get to the city (Roodstoowd or something like) Hod and Gertud try to kill me everytime. What Im doing wrong? How can I fix it? I trying to read some answer here but noth...

@Lazers I just. What is this I don't.
Awww, they made it so Shepard can't go into the wrong restroom and get yelled at by EDI anymore? :(
3:42 AM
@LessPop_MoreFizz C...cat?
@LessPop_MoreFizz WHY.
@GnomeSlice Presumably he's playing a Khajiit.
@LessPop_MoreFizz I just felt like calling you cletus. I have no idea.
@Lazers Is this NARQ or just vague and confusing?
@Lazers looks like a duplicate of gaming.stackexchange.com/questions/38273/…
3:46 AM
@disinter yay, I just cast my first close vote
@murgatroid99 All of the above.
@murgatroid99 grats!
<3 Avril Lavigne
Hrm. I just told Origin to update Mass Effect 3 to test an answer I was about to give, and it looks like there is a 40 MB patch
@GnomeSlice Thanks for confirming what I knew all along.
3:48 AM
@LessPop_MoreFizz What's wrong with that?
@LessPop_MoreFizz Yes, it is awesome
@LessPop_MoreFizz I got 3K about an hour ago
@murgatroid99 Congrats! :)
@murgatroid99 Grats. Looks like I'll need to help out a lot more before I can vote to close.
yay, I made it to 1st lieutenant.
@agent86 Hooray!
3:49 AM
@AshleyNunn wooo, party time :D
@agent86 nice. I just want to make it there and I will be happy
Man, using leftover christmas chocolate (belgian chocolate letters) in my chocolate chip cookies I made was and AWESOME idea.
anyway, time to stop talking about ME3 and go back to playing ME3
@murgatroid99 same, that messenger bag looks nice. I wouldn't mind a higher tier, but I'm happy :)
3:55 AM
@agent86 I actually kind of want the comics. I love expanded universe story stuff
14th Annual Independent Games Festival Award Winners http://bit.ly/x4hDEN
star star star star star
@agent86 The bag looks awesome, but I am a sucker for awesome bags/purses.
IGF is huge
@GnomeSlice I read the article, and it means...nothing. I don't recognize any of the names or anything.
@AshleyNunn That's the point.
Indie game awards.
You probably don't know about any of them.
3:56 AM
@GnomeSlice I realize that
Starrrrr ittttttttttt
> Excellence in Visual Arts: Dear Esther, thechineseroom
Dear Esther got one, eh?
@GnomeSlice ....*headtilt* I am not a mushroom.
(I don't live in the dark and get fed crap).
@GnomeSlice Sociopathy never looked so sexy.
I... hope not.
@AshleyNunn I have heard less polite versions :P
3:57 AM
@disinter No kidding
@OrigamiRobot Haha, yeah. XD
@GnomeSlice I just don't like your assumption that just because they are an indie game award that I wouldn't know about any of it.
@GnomeSlice I also liked the blatant Sony camera product placement near the end.
I just don't know about this particular subset.
@agent86 You realize that all you need is a few share links to make captain, right? You already have the scores.
@RavenDreamer Think I figured out the pattern in bonus powers and can offer the complete list.
But I have no way to confirm it just yet, so I'll leave it to you to decide whether to edit.
y'know what, fuck it, I'm making your answer awesome.
@LessPop_MoreFizz Yeah, I was looking for a pattern too, but EDI through things out of sync for me.
Also, I found that PTSD soldier you mentioned. I always went up the left side, I really did just miss her.
4:07 AM
Q: Does the Weapon Master damage bonus affect squad ammo effects?

FabianThe Weapon Master upgrade in the Combat Mastery Tree adds 40% damage to ammo powers: For the ammo powers there are upgrades that grant the ammo power also to your squadmates. Do your squad mates also benefit from the bonus that is granted to Shepard by Weapon Master, or does that only affect S...

@RavenDreamer EDI fits the pattern.
Incinerate and Overload are both learnable by Engineer.
Defense Matrix and Decoy are not learnable by any class.
So. Um. Just accidentally saw a spoiler regarding Tali and Garrus and the role of a continued romance from ME 2 with them and... what.
@LessPop_MoreFizz hmm, I hadn't noticed. I wonder if I can make the console rank. I'm going slow on the link shares, although I did dump a ton of them on a couple of forums where I have some pull today.
I've been trying to do one a day so as not to overwhelm my friends with link spam :)
@LessPop_MoreFizz Now I am curious
"Garrus: I've actually seen you dance, Shepard. No comment."
@AshleyNunn If Romance with Shepard != True for both of them, well... um...
4:12 AM
@LessPopMoreFizz Is Defense Drone not an engineer ability?
@LessPop_MoreFizz Ah, I think I can draw the conclusion.
There's a reason you can only continue a relationship with them and not enter one.
@RavenDreamer Combat drone is.
Sounds like someones has been watching Fleet and Flotila.
@RavenDreamer Tali has two different Drones.
Speaking of, I'ma go do that mission now.
4:19 AM
@LessPopMoreFizz Hey! Zip it with the spoilers!
I just spent 30 minutes trying to get Origin to re-create a Mass Effect 3 shortcut for me. I know it did it automatically at one point for me pre-release when I was having trouble getting the release date check to run. But I think it actually required re-installing Origin :P
I want to punch freddie prinze jr right about now. I'll be glad when I can bench him permanently.
@agent86 Um... wat... Also, do you know how far into the game I get Tali in ME3?
@agent86 I hate him too
@Sterno Ooh... James = Freddie Prinze Jr.?
4:26 AM
Gotcha. Hey! Do you know how far into the story I reaquire Tali? I just got Garrus back.
@Sterno Tali's spell list is so not a major spoiler.
"The geth are just sitting there thinking, 'those organics would never try that "no-windows" thing twice'".
@Tristan I haven't gotten tali yet, so I'm no help.
4:46 AM
Turrets hurt.
@Tristan Middle-ish, I think would be an adequate way to put it. You've got a number of other encounters first, if my memory isn't failing me.
Someone just upvoted 18 of my posts in a 2 minute period. Fishy!
Huh. Shepard gains bonus ammo capacity from squad ammo powers chosen by allies.
@Sterno Very.
Probably a friend I introduced to the site recently who didn't know better.
I shall bug him tomorrow
Unless there's someone serially upvoting every ME3 question
Man, now that I am actually playing something on a console, I see the downside to only having 1 TV....no KH for me while the wife is playing ME3 XD
4:53 AM
But the only two friends I have on here with the rep to actually vote up posts haven't been on in over an hour, and it happened ~25 min ago.
"..then introduced through an Emergency Induction Port" "That's a straw, Tali" "Emeeeeergency Induction Port"
+1 to drunk Tali
@TimStone If the game was just random bits like this I would be all over it
but then they want me to shoot stuff. XD
You can fling people in the air, if you prefer. :P
So I was thinking about @Wipqozn's law, and now that @Powerlord's gone, we don't really talk about TF2 that much.

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