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by fallap
Sat Sep 14, 2019 7:17 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Kenyan lawmaker wants to ban flatulence on airplanes
Replies: 51
Views: 7383

Re: Kenyan lawmaker wants to ban flatulence on airplanes

Having survived eight hours in an Air China SVO-PEK B773ER flight engulfed in a cloud of cabbage-fueled farts, I approve of this proposal.

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by fallap
Thu Sep 12, 2019 7:40 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: SAS 737-600 Retirement
Replies: 71
Views: 10224

Re: SAS 737-600 Retirement

Oh dear, fortunately I managed to catch a flight with an SK 736 CPH-ARN in 2013. Wish I had flown it more though.

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by fallap
Mon Sep 02, 2019 8:49 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: what's with all the cancellations
Replies: 22
Views: 1543

Re: what's with all the cancellations

Of my total of 331 flights I have never experienced a cancellation, in fact I only recently experienced my first major delay that caused me to miss my connection flight.

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by fallap
Sun Aug 18, 2019 5:26 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Do you have a trip cancellation horror story?
Replies: 20
Views: 1876

Re: Do you have a trip cancellation horror story?

I booked a flight from Tashkent to Moscow in order to fly on Ut Air's B762. Sadly, it was cancelled :(

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by fallap
Sat Aug 10, 2019 3:48 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Round the world using small airports
Replies: 11
Views: 955

Re: Round the world using small airports

That would be difficult, however I've already figured out it's possible to bridge the Atlantic through Keflavik which is under the limit. Plenty of European destinations from Keflavik are also under the limit, however the American side of the pond is more tough. So far I only found Edmonton and Kan...

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by fallap
Thu Aug 08, 2019 11:51 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Biden says he's coming for assault weapons
Replies: 89
Views: 3143

Re: Biden says he's coming for assault weapons

extender wrote:
fallap wrote:
Too bad those gunned down in one senseless shooting spree after the other can't have all that freedom you advocate.


Same can be said of the Armenian Genocide.


What does the Armenian Genocide has to do with gun laws?

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by fallap
Wed Aug 07, 2019 1:07 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Biden says he's coming for assault weapons
Replies: 89
Views: 3143

Re: Biden says he's coming for assault weapons

Too bad those gunned down in one senseless shooting spree after the other can't have all that freedom you advocate.

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by fallap
Wed Aug 07, 2019 1:03 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Socialist Democrats of America - Cringeworthy
Replies: 52
Views: 2683

Re: Socialist Democrats of America - Cringe worthy

extender wrote:
But in the States, these aren't socialists, but communist. The only good communist is a dead communist. Communism has killed more people than Union Carbide. Bunch of up-tight flakes of snow who can't stand for clapping. Even Lenin would be face-palming.


Communism is bad, M'kay.

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by fallap
Wed Aug 07, 2019 1:02 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Socialist Democrats of America - Cringeworthy
Replies: 52
Views: 2683

Re: Socialist Democrats of America - Cringeworthy

If any of your political candidates pushes Socialism seriously reconsider your voting choices. At least two of the Fraud Squad (AOC + 3) women in congress are placed and managed by the Socialist Democrats. We know that through out history Socialism always fails but if you are on the fence about it,...

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by fallap
Wed Aug 07, 2019 9:15 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Do NOT travel to Hong Kong, in particular on weekends
Replies: 182
Views: 16191

Re: Do NOT travel to Hong Kong, in particular on weekends

Ahh, just like Shanghai in the years following the CCP victory of 1949. History repeats itself, it probably won't be long before PLA tanks flood into HK. Come on now, didn't you watch that video of Shenzhen Public Safety Officer (Whatever those are call) using swords to fight back "protesters&...

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by fallap
Tue Aug 06, 2019 11:20 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Do NOT travel to Hong Kong, in particular on weekends
Replies: 182
Views: 16191

Re: Do NOT travel to Hong Kong, in particular on weekends

Expats starting to prepare to leave.... https://www.theage.com.au/world/asia/aussie-expat-in-hong-kong-says-this-is-the-tipping-point-he-s-looking-for-an-exit-20190806-p52ef9.html Apparently around 100K Australians living in HK - there would be many more with permanent residency status also, so the...

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by fallap
Thu Aug 01, 2019 1:34 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Will the United States invade Iran?
Replies: 99
Views: 5345

Re: Will the United States invade Iran?

Unless Trump can convince the American people that Iran constitute as much as a threat as Iraq supposedly did, then changes of an actual invasion of Iran are bleak. The cost in men & material needed to occupy Iran would be steep and divert American military assets away from where they are needed...

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by fallap
Tue Jul 30, 2019 6:23 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: White supremacist violence responsible for spike in US domestic terror arrests, FBI says
Replies: 89
Views: 4586

Re: White supremacist violence responsible for spike in US domestic terror arrests, FBI says

MaverickM11 wrote:
No mention of antifa though...odd.



It's always painful when the real world does not correspond with your assumptions.

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by fallap
Tue Jul 30, 2019 10:40 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Europe/Scandanavia trip suggestions
Replies: 23
Views: 1636

Re: Europe/Scandanavia trip suggestions

If you are going to Scandinavia then don't bother with Sweden and Norway, just spend your time in Denmark instead! ;)

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by fallap
Sun Jul 28, 2019 5:41 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: (Famous) Cities / Places / Sights Questions and Discussion Thread - 2019
Replies: 73
Views: 2031

Re: Iconic Status of the Sydney Opera House

Well, it's the most famous Danish building in the world. So it's sort off a Mecca for any serious Dane to pay homage to Jørn Utzon. We were always taught in school how the Aussies screwed him over and stood in the way of his genius visions.

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by fallap
Thu Jul 25, 2019 8:21 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: RIP Tea Party
Replies: 45
Views: 1554

Re: RIP Tea Party

The Tea Party will be as sorely missed as Trump following the end of his tenure. Preferably both will be relegated to the scrap heap of history.

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by fallap
Fri Jul 19, 2019 6:06 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Saudi Arabia as Tourist Destination
Replies: 68
Views: 3844

Re: Saudi Arabia as Tourist Destination

The only way Saudi Arabia can become a booming tourist destination (akin to the UAE) is if they plan a city (probably along the Red Sea) that's meant exclusively for tourism. No one, except those with proper visas, can leave the city unless by flight to Riyadh or Jeddah to connect on a flight (unle...

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by fallap
Thu Jul 18, 2019 4:46 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: “Dear American Airlines, I Hate You With My Whole Heart.” writes disgruntled traveler
Replies: 179
Views: 23381

Re: “Dear American Airlines, I Hate You With My Whole Heart.” writes disgruntled traveler

So this is basically a disgruntled and oblivious redneck that did not do his homework before going off buying airline tickets. A week before the wedding and he hasn't checked with the bride (or groom for that matter) when the actual ceremony takes place. Impressive.

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by fallap
Tue Jul 16, 2019 3:06 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Top 10 biggest failures in commercial aviation?
Replies: 47
Views: 2741

Re: Top 10 biggest failures in commercial aviation?

Update: 10. Hawker Siddeley Trident 9. McDonnell-Douglas MD-90 8. Vickers VC-10 7. Convair CV-880 / CV-990 6. Fokker 70 5. Concorde 4. Tupolev Tu-144 3. Dassault Mercure 2. Bristol Brabazon Honourable mentions that didn't quite make it: - Boeing 737 Max* - Airbus A340 - McDonnell-Douglas MD-11 - Lo...

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by fallap
Mon Jul 15, 2019 2:11 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: American Airlines extends 737 Max flight cancellations through November 2019
Replies: 58
Views: 8902

Re: American Airlines extends 737 Max flight cancellations through November 2019

Re-open the 757 production line and recycle all existing 737 MAX into new parts. There, Boeing, I saved your company.

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by fallap
Mon Jul 15, 2019 3:12 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Top 10 biggest failures in commercial aviation?
Replies: 47
Views: 2741

Re: Top 10 biggest failures in commercial aviation?

Fokker 70 with (sadly) only 48 build. A wonderful little plane though.

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by fallap
Mon Jul 08, 2019 10:47 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: $1500.00 not enough to switch seats in Y!
Replies: 61
Views: 5687

Re: $1500.00 not enough to switch seats in Y!

Really depends on the context. If I got the flight for free? Definitely. If I paid $3000+ for the ticket? No. Also was he going to pay cash/internet transaction right then and there, or was he going to wait for a while and hope the guy forgot about it? What difference does how much you spend for th...

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by fallap
Mon Jul 08, 2019 4:01 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: $1500.00 not enough to switch seats in Y!
Replies: 61
Views: 5687

Re: $1500.00 not enough to switch seats in Y!

I'm not sure if I'd take $1500 in cash if someone offered it to me in an airplane. The transaction would be visible to everyone, and throughout the flight, I'd be paranoid knowing everyone who saw and heard the commotion would know I had $1500 in cash with me. I wouldn't be able to sleep on the fli...

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by fallap
Mon Jul 08, 2019 2:35 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Hobbies outside of aviation
Replies: 45
Views: 6276

Re: Hobbies outside of aviation

Books and alcohol, sometimes travelling, often in combination.

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by fallap
Sat Jul 06, 2019 3:31 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Airport with most “short” long haul flights
Replies: 15
Views: 1252

Re: Airport with most “short” long haul flights

CPH - SFJ
Air Greenland A332
Flight takes around 5'ish hours.

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by fallap
Fri Jul 05, 2019 9:18 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: 'We're anti-influencer': ice-cream truck makes Instagram 'stars' pay double
Replies: 12
Views: 1732

Re: 'We're anti-influencer': ice-cream truck makes Instagram 'stars' pay double

B777LRF wrote:
Check out Paul Stenson and his smal Dublin hotel. He regularly rips these free-loading, worthless, millennials to pieces on instasnapbook.


Nice touch including your hatred of millennials in your rant.

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by fallap
Tue Jul 02, 2019 1:45 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: One-big-airport nations
Replies: 21
Views: 1298

Re: One-big-airport nations

Denmark is odd. It has one big hub (CPH) which is all the way at the edge of the country near the Swedish border. Due to it's location it's inconvenient for anyone outside Copenhagen. You have to cross the city to get to the airport. The airports outside CPH are much smaller, BLL only having a frac...

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by fallap
Mon Jul 01, 2019 8:25 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Federal Prosecutors Expanding Boeing Investigation to CHS 787 Production Site
Replies: 154
Views: 19235

Re: Federal Prosecutors Expanding Boeing Investigation to Alleged Shoddy 787 Siteuror

Boeing is a company in crisis. I hate to say it but their survival as a leading commercial aircraft manufacturer is in jeopardy. The drip drip of bad news is killing them. I was saying this for 20 years. While I have often defended Boeing here, truth is the company has been so poorly managed for th...

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by fallap
Tue Jun 25, 2019 7:02 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Sanders's plan to eliminate school debt
Replies: 42
Views: 2177

Re: Sanders's plan to eliminate school debt

How about introducing government sponsored (I am careful not to use the word "free") education with no tuition fees? A system similar to the one in many West European nations (except the UK, boooh!) :)

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by fallap
Mon Jun 24, 2019 2:56 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: $1500.00 not enough to switch seats in Y!
Replies: 61
Views: 5687

Re: $1500.00 not enough to switch seats in Y!

For 1,500$ they could trap me underneath the wing.

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by fallap
Sun Jun 23, 2019 2:33 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Disruptive passenger triggers Fighter jet escort & sonic boom.
Replies: 46
Views: 7522

Re: Disruptive passenger triggers Fighter jet escort & sonic boom.

greenair727 wrote:
Without boarding the aircraft in flight, what can the RAF actually do in terms of containing a drunk pax on board a commercial flight?


Shoot it down, problem solved.

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by fallap
Mon Jun 17, 2019 7:55 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Your least favorite aircraft type ?
Replies: 104
Views: 7129

Re: Your least favorite aircraft type ?

Boeing 787, at least when flying economy class.

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by fallap
Sat Jun 08, 2019 3:01 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AF447 - 10 Years Later
Replies: 96
Views: 17719

Re: AF447 - 10 Years Later

This won't add to the technical discussion of the tragedy that was AF447, but I remember clearly - ten years ago, working as a paperboy at the age of 18, that early sunny morning delivering newspapers to the local neighbourhood, seeing the front covers displaying pictures of the Air France A330-200 ...

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by fallap
Fri Jun 07, 2019 5:06 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Your experience on now defunct carriers
Replies: 79
Views: 4207

Re: Your experience on now defunct carriers

I had a quite memorable trip to and from Hungary flying Malev in 2006, time flies. I remember sitting next to the engine and 15 year old me was quite fascinated by the sheer size (it looked pretty big) of the CFM-56 engine.

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by fallap
Sun May 26, 2019 6:48 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Favourite 737 generation?
Replies: 35
Views: 2185

Re: Favourite 737 generation?

I have a soft spot for the classic series (300, 400, 500) for some reason.

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by fallap
Sat May 25, 2019 3:12 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Your longest & shortest flights
Replies: 78
Views: 4248

Re: Your longest & shortest flights

RML - CMB: 25 miles
LHR - SIN: 6769 miles

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by fallap
Fri May 24, 2019 5:40 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Airline routes and colonial legacies
Replies: 46
Views: 4502

Re: Airline routes and colonial legacies

Well, from Copenhagen you can reach most major cities of our former colonies, Sweden, Norway, and Iceland ;)

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by fallap
Thu May 23, 2019 3:06 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Why do people still believe in God?
Replies: 341
Views: 28573

Re: Why do people still believe in God?

Take a trip to dirt poor areas of the world where people barely make a living and where people die left and right of preventable diseases and where life in general appears bleak and meaningless, then ask yourself again: Why do people still believe in God. Even the most hardcore Atheists can, during...

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by fallap
Thu May 23, 2019 12:37 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Why do people still believe in God?
Replies: 341
Views: 28573

Re: Why do people still believe in God?

Take a trip to dirt poor areas of the world where people barely make a living and where people die left and right of preventable diseases and where life in general appears bleak and meaningless, then ask yourself again: Why do people still believe in God. Even the most hardcore Atheists can, during ...

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by fallap
Wed May 22, 2019 7:25 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Hobbies outside of aviation
Replies: 45
Views: 6276

Re: Hobbies outside of aviation

Books, mixing drinks (bought a drink mixer set and a recipe book) FYI: 11 AM Tuesday is a perfect time to sip a whiskey sour, working out, women, museums, theatres, travel.

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by fallap
Sun May 19, 2019 12:14 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Updated: Media Spinning MO abortion "ban"
Replies: 389
Views: 20881

Re: Anti-abortion wave across America

Abortion is murder and only even remotely acceptable in case of rape, incest or if the life of the mother is threatened, and even then only early in the pregnancy. The Alabama law is a mistake. But if it puts Roe v Wade on the Supreme Court docket and prevents the Democrats from pushing their crazy...

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by fallap
Sun May 19, 2019 9:05 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Updated: Media Spinning MO abortion "ban"
Replies: 389
Views: 20881

Re: Anti-abortion wave across America

I guess this means that the market for back-alley abortions will soon reemerge, just as it did many decades ago when similar draconian laws were in place.

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by fallap
Thu May 16, 2019 10:51 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: What is your favorite airplane as a passenger?
Replies: 41
Views: 1915

Re: What is your favorite airplane as a passenger?

Boeing 767, that 2-3-2 layout feels so spacious.

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by fallap
Thu May 16, 2019 10:08 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: A340-500/600
Replies: 16
Views: 2815

Re: A340-500/600

FlyDeltaJetsATL wrote:
fallap wrote:
I am booked on an Azerbaijan Airlines A340-500 this Summer, Baku - Istanbul.


Hopefully no equipment swap for you, sir.

Jesse


They would have to drag me yelling and screaming on board then :D

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by fallap
Mon May 13, 2019 5:09 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Do you ever get nervous about flying solo to a communist country?
Replies: 36
Views: 2209

Re: Do you ever get nervous about flying solo to a communist country?

Flying solo to communist countries, what is this - the 1950's? Apart from North Korea, Eritrea, Cuba, and (according to the Republican Party) Venezuela, there aren't really any nations left adhering to the Communist ideology as a means of running the state. I would be far more concerned about visiti...

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by fallap
Sat May 11, 2019 11:42 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Your first flight on jet airliners
Replies: 22
Views: 1252

Re: Your first flight on jet airliners

B732 (1991) A300B2/B4 (1993) Tupolev 134 (1993) A332 (1998) MD80 (2006) B737-700 (2006) Fokker 100 (2007) B752 (2007) B753 (2007) A319 (2008) Embraer 170 (2008) B735 (2008) A321 (2009) A346 (2009) B733 (2009) CRJ-200 (2009) Avro RJ100 (2009) A388 (2009) B763 (2009) B738 (2009) A320 (2008) B772ER (20...

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by fallap
Thu May 09, 2019 4:59 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Intercontinental Wizz Air - 5 hours on an A320 to Georgia
Replies: 4
Views: 7264

Re: Intercontinental Wizz Air - 5 hours on an A320 to Georgia

I thought Georgia was located in Europe, not Asia, I was wrong then :D great TR nonetheless, those cable cars are indeed a death defying experience! :D

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by fallap
Wed May 08, 2019 12:31 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: A340-500/600
Replies: 16
Views: 2815

Re: A340-500/600

I am booked on an Azerbaijan Airlines A340-500 this Summer, Baku - Istanbul.

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by fallap
Sun May 05, 2019 8:48 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Aeroflot 1492 SSJ100 fire at Moscow (SVO) - 40+ confirmed dead
Replies: 818
Views: 142868

Re: Aeroflot SSJ100 on fire at Moscow (SVO)

At least the survivors managed to walk away with their personal belongings...

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by fallap
Tue Apr 30, 2019 11:01 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: No jail time for child rapist
Replies: 13
Views: 1156

Re: No jail time for child rapist

Link is not available in my country (Denmark), what is this aboot?

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