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by Mir
Sat Apr 17, 2004 12:00 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Yankees Suck!
Replies: 107
Views: 2119

RE: Yankees Suck!

Two words for Boston fans. Aaron Boone. The curse is still around, no matter what happens in the regular season.  Smile/happy/getting dizzy

Cheers,

Mir

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by Mir
Fri Apr 16, 2004 1:55 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Former Minn Governer Considering 2008 Run For WH
Replies: 50
Views: 2033

RE: Former Minn Governer Considering 2008 Run For WH

Well, if Bush got re-elected, I would have some serious thoughts about other places in the world. I've got EU citizenship, so that's a possibility. Kerry isn't the Messiah, no, but four more years of Bush and we'll either be the laughingstock of the whole world or the most hated nation in the whole ...

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by Mir
Wed Apr 14, 2004 11:33 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: College Acceptances - Boston U; RIT; Northeastern
Replies: 43
Views: 2794

RE: College Acceptances - Boston U; RIT; Northeastern

On a somewhat related subject, I know someone who is so stressed about school that they took a 99 (out of 100) on the New York State english proficiency test to mean that they weren't fluent.

What the system makes people do. It's disgusting.

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by Mir
Wed Apr 14, 2004 10:51 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: College Acceptances - Boston U; RIT; Northeastern
Replies: 43
Views: 2794

RE: College Acceptances - Boston U; RIT; Northeastern

RJPieces: You have to love Mr. Polazzo for putting that up. That is a quality piece of work, and is very true. Or maybe I say that because I'm "stuck" with an 87 average and 1400 <acronym title="San Antonio - International (SAT / KSAT), USA - Texas">SAT</acronym> score (at Stuyvesant, this is consid...

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by Mir
Wed Apr 14, 2004 10:05 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Skytrax Airline Of The Year Results
Replies: 37
Views: 6489

RE: Skytrax Airline Of The Year Results

Though I have to take Stytrax with a large grain of salt, it's good to see CO in the top ten. Their ground staff leave a fair amount to be desired, but the inflight service is quite nice.

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by Mir
Wed Apr 14, 2004 8:03 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What's Officially The Quietest Cabin In Flight?
Replies: 29
Views: 11701

RE: What's Officially The Quietest Cabin In Flight?

The 340 is very quiet, but my recent experience on the 777 would suggest that it is even quieter (though I was sitting in the back in the middle section, way away from the engines, and in a window seat right behind the wing on the 340, which would automatically favor the 777 in terms of noise). I th...

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by Mir
Tue Apr 13, 2004 11:43 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Highest You've Flown
Replies: 26
Views: 3535

RE: Highest You've Flown

Up to 51,000 in a Lear 23. Great stargazing from up there.

Highest in a commercial airliner would be 41,000 in a 777, as well as a 747.

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by Mir
Mon Apr 12, 2004 12:30 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Virgin Concorde
Replies: 40
Views: 6166

RE: Virgin Concorde

Yes it does. Clamshell-type, similar to the ones on old 737s. They also have a fair amount in common with the exhaust nozzles on fighters (being able to close and open in order to have the optimum thrust).

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by Mir
Mon Apr 12, 2004 8:13 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Wish My Favorite Airline Would Fly To?
Replies: 43
Views: 5099

RE: Wish My Favorite Airline Would Fly To?

I wish UA would have a hub in New York.

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by Mir
Sun Apr 11, 2004 8:44 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: For Moby Fans.
Replies: 3
Views: 1513

RE: For Moby Fans.

Extreme Ways was the ending music for The Bourne Identity. Never heard Everloving in a movie though.

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by Mir
Sun Apr 11, 2004 3:36 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: VS To Codeshare With AF
Replies: 5
Views: 4082

RE: VS To Codeshare With AF

BMI and Virgin aren't really competing with each other though. They already have codeshares, so it might not be far-fetched.

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by Mir
Sat Apr 10, 2004 9:45 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Channel 9 On UAL - Why Not Other Carriers Too?
Replies: 28
Views: 5681

RE: Channel 9 On UAL - Why Not Other Carriers Too?

"No delay on the roll" means the ATC wants the plane to takeoff without every stopping on the runway. The plane uses a bit more thrust to taxi onto the runway faster and as soon as they're aligned with the runway, takeoff power is applied. It gets the plane off faster, useful if there's another on s...

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by Mir
Sat Apr 10, 2004 9:09 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Lufthansa: Any Good?
Replies: 35
Views: 4439

RE: Lufthansa: Any Good?

Do they not????

They do not.

Bring a book and a CD player. Not the end of the world. The only really irritating thing about it is having to wait until the end of the movie to find out where you are on the Airshow.

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by Mir
Sat Apr 10, 2004 8:54 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Becoming An Air Traffic Controller
Replies: 9
Views: 4975

RE: Becoming An Air Traffic Controller

Not much difference between Centers and Approach/Departures. They all work in dark rooms looking at radar scopes. That's one thing that turned me off to ATC. I think I'd go crazy looking at that little line going around and around for hours on end. Tower and Ground I might like though, since you act...

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by Mir
Sat Apr 10, 2004 8:51 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air France: What's It Like?
Replies: 21
Views: 4356

RE: Air France: What's It Like?

Only other airline that I have flown on that gives out amenities kits in economy is Virgin. And Virgin's are better, in my opinion, since <acronym title="Air France">AF</acronym>'s look really cheap and plastic (VS's probably are too, but at least they don't look that way). I've found <acronym title...

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by Mir
Fri Apr 09, 2004 10:53 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Update On NYC Meeting
Replies: 102
Views: 2956

RE: Update On NYC Meeting

As long as I'm not going to be away, I'll be there.

Cheers,

Mir

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by Mir
Thu Apr 08, 2004 9:06 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LH402 747-400 In ALB?
Replies: 10
Views: 6306

RE: LH402 747-400 In ALB?

EWR flights from Europe normally pass over <acronym title="Albany - International (County) (ALB / KALB), USA - New York">ALB</acronym>, but I don't think you could fit a 747 into that airport. Maybe it could land there, but the airport is in no way equipped to handle it, and I don't know whether the...

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by Mir
Wed Apr 07, 2004 7:35 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: KL FAs Depressed?
Replies: 19
Views: 2934

RE: KL FAs Depressed?

If I had to wear that nasty shade of blue all the time, I'd be depressed too  <img src="/discussions/graphics/spin.gif" ALT="Smile/happy/getting dizzy"> Probably you caught them on a bad day, it happens. I've flown them (cityhopper) recently to Berlin and back, and while there's nothing to real...

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by Mir
Wed Apr 07, 2004 7:31 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New USAir Dot.com Livery
Replies: 20
Views: 4321

RE: New USAir Dot.com Livery

Looks like the old USAir somewhat. I can't decide whether that's a good or bad thing.

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by Mir
Wed Mar 31, 2004 4:55 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Flat Out....... Who Are You Going To Vote For?
Replies: 69
Views: 3933

RE: Flat Out....... Who Are You Going To Vote For?

John Kerry.

I can't say I much care for him (I'd prefer someone like Edwards or McCain), but he can't be any worse than Bush.

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by Mir
Wed Mar 31, 2004 3:40 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: 350 Ways To Lie About John Kerry
Replies: 20
Views: 2006

RE: 350 Ways To Lie About John Kerry

Groan, another 7 months of this bullshit.

Signed, almost everyone else ....


yeah, that pretty much sums up my feelings nicely

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by Mir
Wed Mar 31, 2004 3:23 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Who's Flying Where This Weekend?
Replies: 75
Views: 5765

RE: Who's Flying Where This Weekend?

Leaving tomorrow for Berlin, coming back the 7th CO63 <acronym title="Newark - Liberty International (EWR / KEWR), USA - New Jersey">EWR</acronym>-<acronym title="Houston - George Bush Intercontinental (IAH / KIAH), USA - Texas">IAH</acronym> (772) CO46 <acronym title="Houston - George Bush Intercon...

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by Mir
Wed Mar 31, 2004 9:35 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Will AF Buy A340-500?
Replies: 39
Views: 5358

Will AF Buy A340-500?

Nope, there aren't really. <acronym title="Paris - Charles de Gaulle (Roissy) (CDG / LFPG), France">CDG</acronym> is in the same position as London - it can reach almost every point on the globe that it has a market for, with the exception of Australia/New Zealand, nonstop. And even the 773LR couldn...

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by Mir
Tue Mar 30, 2004 7:51 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Is A Tunnel Across The Atlantic Feasible?
Replies: 36
Views: 4748

RE: Is A Tunnel Across The Atlantic Feasible?

In a dream world, we'd have hypersonic planes that could fly that distance at the edge of space in about 45 minutes. In an even more dream world we'd have transporters that would take us there instantly.

But that's a dream world. Don't count on this happening in our lifetimes.

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by Mir
Tue Mar 30, 2004 12:05 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Worst Turbelence You Experienced
Replies: 33
Views: 4208

RE: Worst Turbelence You Experienced

Two cases: Once on a Tower Air 747 from <acronym title="Paris - Orly (ORY / LFPO), France">ORY</acronym> to <acronym title="New York - John F. Kennedy International (Idlewild) (JFK / KJFK), USA - New York">JFK</acronym>, I was walking around when it hit, and the cup of orange juice I was holding qui...

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by Mir
Tue Mar 30, 2004 11:51 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airliners In Your Nightmares?
Replies: 43
Views: 4235

RE: Airliners In Your Nightmares?

MD11:

It probably means you're going to get bumped next time you go on a flight.  Big grin

Mir

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by Mir
Tue Mar 30, 2004 11:43 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: In Honor Of WellHung.. How Big Are You Down There?
Replies: 37
Views: 3131

RE: In Honor Of WellHung.. How Big Are You Down There?

11. Maybe 11.5.

fillerfillerfillerfiller

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by Mir
Tue Mar 30, 2004 6:30 am
Forum: Aviation Hobby
Topic: Post Your Most Difficult Approaches (short Field)
Replies: 42
Views: 22143

RE: Post Your Most Difficult Approaches (short Field)

80WA Not too hard to do, just keep spiralling down into the hole before lining up on the runway, but fun. Takeoffs are another story though. Get up off the ground as soon as you can, and build enough airspeed to make it through the turns as you spiral up, especially since the hole is sort of narrow.

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by Mir
Mon Mar 29, 2004 4:07 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: What's Going On In Your Life Right Now?
Replies: 87
Views: 5023

RE: What's Going On In Your Life Right Now?

Also a senior at Stuyvesant, along with RJPieces. I did find out where I'm going to college already, the University of North Dakota, where I'll hopefully get going on the path the becoming a corporate pilot. Not too thrilled with the prospects of graduating and leaving everyone else behind though, b...

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by Mir
Mon Mar 29, 2004 3:54 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Toronto Cops Help F.B.1. In North Carolina.
Replies: 8
Views: 2311

RE: Toronto Cops Help F.B.1. In North Carolina.

Jessman, homosexuality and child abuse are very different things. Don't make them sound like they're the same. Maybe I'm interpreting your post wrong, but that's the impression it leaves.

Mir

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by Mir
Mon Mar 29, 2004 1:28 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: 3 Wishes, What Would You Wish For?
Replies: 57
Views: 3326

RE: 3 Wishes, What Would You Wish For?

What if we hypnotised ConcordeBoy and made him love every 340 he saw? That would make some great A.net reality TV.  Smile/happy/getting dizzy

Cheers,

Mir

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by Mir
Mon Mar 29, 2004 12:29 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: 3 Wishes, What Would You Wish For?
Replies: 57
Views: 3326

RE: 3 Wishes, What Would You Wish For?

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by Mir
Mon Mar 29, 2004 10:41 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: It Is My 4 Years Into The A.net Today!
Replies: 22
Views: 2718

RE: It Is My 4 Years Into The A.net Today!

Congratulations Scott!

Here's to another four years  Smile/happy/getting dizzy

Cheers,

Mir

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by Mir
Mon Mar 29, 2004 3:55 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Entertainment On United - Any Good?
Replies: 8
Views: 3237

RE: Entertainment On United - Any Good?

Two words: Channel 9. Might get a little quiet over the ocean though, so bring a book or two. I have found United to have the best audio of all the US majors, so you should be ok in that category. As for movies, the PTVs should be good, though I'm sure the movie selection wont be as good as some of ...

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by Mir
Mon Mar 29, 2004 1:17 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: French Lawyer To Defend Saddam
Replies: 23
Views: 1843

RE: French Lawyer To Defend Saddam

Plus, somebody's got to do it. And it's a lot better (and fairer, which is important) if the person is actually willing to defend him.

I'm sure this guy isn't going to be winning any popularity contests in France either. It's all about the money.

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by Mir
Mon Mar 29, 2004 1:07 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: X-43A Reaches Mach 7!
Replies: 6
Views: 2440

RE: X-43A Reaches Mach 7!

Probably because it would have been very difficult to get it to land, since tests like that have to be done over ocean for various reasons (sonic booms, etc.), and the plane wasn't that big.

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by Mir
Sun Mar 28, 2004 4:31 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Could LGA Handle A 777?
Replies: 22
Views: 4674

RE: Could LGA Handle A 777?

LGA has a wingspan limit, which the 777 exceeds. The 764 just gets in (Delta demanded that it did when Boeing was designing the plane), the 777 is too big. That takes care of the legal issue. As to whether it's physically possible, probably, though the piers would need strengthening. But practical? ...

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by Mir
Fri Mar 26, 2004 1:25 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Rivalries Like The A Vs. B One
Replies: 61
Views: 2740

RE: Rivalries Like The A Vs. B One

Yankees vs. Red Sox

Not the same as the A vs. B rivalry, unfortunately. A vs. B is debatable. Yankees vs. Red Sox has a clear winner. Maybe Red Sox vs. Mets for who the Yankees own more....  Big thumbs up

Cheers,

Mir

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by Mir
Fri Mar 26, 2004 1:16 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Favorite Song..
Replies: 18
Views: 1462

RE: Favorite Song..

U2 - Beautiful Day, One Tree Hill, Please, Where the Streets Have No Name, Electrical Storm

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by Mir
Fri Mar 26, 2004 1:09 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Moveon.org
Replies: 38
Views: 2058

RE: Moveon.org

The democratic version of Rush Limbaugh. Nothing wrong with it.

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by Mir
Thu Mar 25, 2004 8:05 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: A340 Question
Replies: 2
Views: 2360

RE: A340 Question

Those are covers for various sensors (pitot tubes, etc.), that are normally put on a plane when it is in storage, to protect them from damage. They are bright red so that mechanics will see them and not forget to take them off before the plane flies. All other planes have them, but I guess they're n...

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by Mir
Wed Mar 24, 2004 1:09 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 320NG..does It Need Anything?
Replies: 16
Views: 3382

RE: 320NG..does It Need Anything?

<i>I've yet to see the 343E offered with anything but CFM-56 powerplants, nor have I been entertained with the 343 that contains movement cameras in the tailplane. For that matter, the same about the cameras can be said about the 333E</i> Those cameras are there just to allow to pilots to taxi safel...

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by Mir
Wed Mar 24, 2004 8:56 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What Sport Team Is Hiring In This Add?
Replies: 11
Views: 3082

RE: What Sport Team Is Hiring In This Add?

Doesn't the baseball season start in April? Why are they waiting until May? And on a slightly related note, does anyone know how the Yankees and Tampa Bay are getting to Tokyo? I guess the Yankees would charter <acronym title="Continental Airlines (USA)">CO</acronym>, since they're their main airlin...

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by Mir
Mon Mar 22, 2004 1:01 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Israel Eliminates Hamas Spiritual Leader
Replies: 187
Views: 4110

RE: Israel Eliminates Hamas Spiritual Leader

Oh great, now something big's going to happen to Israel. When is this going to stop???? I think both the Israeli and Palestinian governments need to go back to kindergarten for a good long while and re-learn that "we can all live together peacefully" stuff. This whole situation is getting nowhere. C...

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by Mir
Mon Mar 22, 2004 12:55 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Rumsfeld Gets Own3d...
Replies: 26
Views: 1908

RE: Rumsfeld Gets Own3d...

Rummy got busted........ When you're being as secretive as the Bush administration is, something's eventually going to slip, and the whole government will look like idiots. I'm not saying this wouldn't happen in a Democratic administration, because all politicians are liars like that, but it is very...

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by Mir
Mon Mar 22, 2004 12:48 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Demanding VIP Passenger For Pres.?
Replies: 17
Views: 2161

RE: Demanding VIP Passenger For Pres.?

Maybe not 42%, but he still took a <b>lot</b> of time on vacation, way more than Clinton did. But, he can't trump either Reagan or his father for time spent away from the White House. He is also very short on the number of press conferences he has held during his presidency, though his numbers do co...

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by Mir
Mon Mar 22, 2004 6:28 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Al Queda Has Nukes?
Replies: 21
Views: 2024

RE: Al Queda Has Nukes?

That congressional hearing picture looks like something from a James Bond film. You'll never fit a nuclear weapon in there, at least until there are advances in technology to allow it. But it doesn't have to be in a briefcase. With the advent of trains running from airports to the middle of cities, ...

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by Mir
Mon Mar 22, 2004 1:50 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 55 Minutes-Long Enough Transfer Time?
Replies: 8
Views: 3035

RE: 55 Minutes-Long Enough Transfer Time?

Hope and pray that you don't get off the plane at a remote stand, because after that it can take up to fifteen minutes to get to the terminal (2C) by bus. After that you'll have to take another bus to get to your next terminal (probably 2F, but could be 2B or <acronym title="Frederico II Airways (It...

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by Mir
Mon Mar 22, 2004 12:13 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air NZ 767 Replacement: A330/340 V 777
Replies: 81
Views: 9877

RE: Air NZ 767 Replacement: A330/340 V 777

As Bruite said, NZ would like to take delivery starting in 2006, and since the 7E7 won't even be flying at that point, it's out of the picture for now.

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by Mir
Sun Mar 21, 2004 9:52 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Largest Ebay Transaction - Gulfstream 5?
Replies: 17
Views: 7155

RE: Largest Ebay Transaction - Gulfstream 5?

I think Mark Cuban (owner of the Dallas Mavericks) bought his G-V on the internet, possibly over eBay. Not sure what the cost was though.

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