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by Aaron747
Wed Dec 17, 2003 2:02 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 17th December - The Biggest Lie Of All Times
Replies: 138
Views: 24139

RE: 17th December - The Biggest Lie Of All Times

The biggest lie of the 20th century is that there's a moon hoax at all.

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by Aaron747
Wed Dec 17, 2003 3:46 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Happy 100th Birthday, Aviation!
Replies: 13
Views: 2887

RE: Happy 100th Birthday, Aviation!

Aviation altered the course of world history faster than any technological development before it. Not even gunpowder or electricity had the immediate effects of aviation. It took less than 15 years for the achievement of flight to begin to have substantial impact. Less than 50 years later, the cours...

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by Aaron747
Sat Dec 13, 2003 2:13 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Where's Our College Aviation Buffs!
Replies: 63
Views: 4207

RE: Where's Our College Aviation Buffs!

Just graduating from San Francisco State University with a BA in urban studies, concentration in city/regional planning. Finished a yearlong internship with the San Francisco Redevelopment Agency.

Off to flight school come February.

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by Aaron747
Tue Dec 09, 2003 3:36 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Flights In 2004
Replies: 41
Views: 4179

RE: Flights In 2004

OAK/<acronym title="San Francisco - International (SFO / KSFO), USA - California">SFO</acronym>-<acronym title="Los Angeles - International (LAX / KLAX), USA - California">LAX</acronym>/<acronym title="Long Beach - Daugherty Field (LGB / KLGB), USA - California">LGB</acronym> - <acronym title="South...

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by Aaron747
Tue Dec 09, 2003 3:21 pm
Forum: Aviation Hobby
Topic: YYZ Trouble In FS2004
Replies: 3
Views: 4807

RE: YYZ Trouble In FS2004

You might want to tweak the runway assignments in AFCAD.

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by Aaron747
Tue Dec 09, 2003 3:11 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What First Drew You To Aviation?
Replies: 68
Views: 4502

RE: What First Drew You To Aviation?

737doc, your words ring beautifully true. When I was seven we moved to Washington DC for a year from the Bay Area. A park not far from our home in Alexandria was heaven - sitting right under the approach path to <acronym title="Washington - Ronald Reagan National (DCA / KDCA), USA - Virginia">DCA</a...

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by Aaron747
Tue Dec 09, 2003 3:03 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 747 Airborne Using 4000ft Of Runway
Replies: 43
Views: 14290

RE: 747 Airborne Using 4000ft Of Runway

The best I've seen was when UAL would ferry empty 744s and 777s over to the <acronym title="Oakland - Metropolitan Oakland International (OAK / KOAK), USA - California">OAK</acronym> heavy <acronym title="Mexicana Airlines (Mexico)">MX</acronym> facility off 1R at <acronym title="San Francisco - Int...

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by Aaron747
Tue Dec 09, 2003 6:00 am
Forum: Aviation Hobby
Topic: What's Your Recent Flight On FS?
Replies: 270
Views: 34940

RE: What's Your Recent Flight On FS?

WN 73G <acronym title="Chicago - Midway (MDW / KMDW), USA - Illinois">MDW</acronym>-<acronym title="Manchester (MHT / KMHT), USA - New Hampshire">MHT</acronym>, <acronym title="Manchester (MHT / KMHT), USA - New Hampshire">MHT</acronym>-ORF <acronym title="Delta Air Lines (USA)">DL</acronym> 733 ORF...

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by Aaron747
Mon Dec 08, 2003 9:11 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Does United Still Have 727's?
Replies: 20
Views: 5616

RE: Does United Still Have 727's?

Ever heard of FedEx, UPS, Kitty Hawk, Evergreen, etc?

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by Aaron747
Sat Dec 06, 2003 8:02 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 10 Aircraft That Changed Aviation
Replies: 73
Views: 10674

RE: 10 Aircraft That Changed Aviation

1.) Wright Flyer
2.) Curtiss Jenny
3.) Douglas DC-1
4.) Iluyshin Il-18
5.) Piper Cub
6.) Sikorsky chopper
7.) Boeing B-52
8.) Boeing 707
9.) North American X-15
10.) Boeing 747

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by Aaron747
Sat Dec 06, 2003 7:45 am
Forum: Aviation Hobby
Topic: FFX/SGA 737 Underbelly Beacon
Replies: 9
Views: 7405

RE: FFX/SGA 737 Underbelly Beacon

Most panels have a button you can press to turn on/off the beacon itself. The strobes are typically controlled separately.

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by Aaron747
Sat Dec 06, 2003 7:08 am
Forum: Aviation Hobby
Topic: FFX/SGA 737 Underbelly Beacon
Replies: 9
Views: 7405

RE: FFX/SGA 737 Underbelly Beacon

Just simply turn off your rotating beacon and you won't see the light.

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by Aaron747
Sat Dec 06, 2003 7:07 am
Forum: Aviation Hobby
Topic: Wing Flex On FS Planes?
Replies: 9
Views: 6296

RE: Wing Flex On FS Planes?

The following aircraft have wing flex that I know of:

POSKY

747, 757, 767, A330

IFDG

767, MD-11

FFX

737-800

Meljet

747, 777

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by Aaron747
Sat Dec 06, 2003 5:17 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What's Wrong With United?
Replies: 56
Views: 6588

RE: What's Wrong With United?

I love United's fleet and people as well and wish them nothing but the best. That said, their management is nothing I'm a fan of and improvement would be welcomed.

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by Aaron747
Fri Dec 05, 2003 6:41 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LAX Vs EL Toro
Replies: 41
Views: 5658

RE: LAX Vs EL Toro

It has nothing to do with liberals - only when it comes to environmental review. NIMBYs come from all ends of the spectrum.

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by Aaron747
Fri Dec 05, 2003 12:34 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LAX Vs EL Toro
Replies: 41
Views: 5658

RE: LAX Vs EL Toro

Funny, I don't hear Newport Beach residents complaining about the convenience of having SNA five minutes away when they have to use it. What a joke.

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by Aaron747
Fri Dec 05, 2003 3:26 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What's Wrong With The GE90? AF442 Diverted...
Replies: 31
Views: 7136

RE: What's Wrong With The GE90? AF442 Diverted...

What is a 'severe' inflight engine shutdown? LOL...as opposed to a benign inflight engine shutdown? An engine shutdown is an engine shutdown folks.



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by Aaron747
Fri Dec 05, 2003 3:24 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LAX Vs EL Toro
Replies: 41
Views: 5658

RE: LAX Vs EL Toro

Ahh, an issue dear to my heart. The sooner local officials realize they need to drop the political bullshit over LAX growth, the better.

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by Aaron747
Wed Dec 03, 2003 3:53 am
Forum: Aviation Hobby
Topic: Frame Rates - FS2004
Replies: 12
Views: 5825

RE: Frame Rates - FS2004

It will help greatly if you go to avsim or flightsim.com and download some of the replacement ground and cloud textures. Once installed, with the texture file sizes reduced, you should enjoy substantially improved frame rates.

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by Aaron747
Wed Dec 03, 2003 3:51 am
Forum: Aviation Hobby
Topic: Freeware Flight Group - In FS2004
Replies: 1
Views: 7428

RE: Freeware Flight Group - In FS2004

They are incompatible. They were designed in FSDS and FS9 only recognizes GMAX. There has been some discussion on the FFG forum that they're working on a GMAX replacement, but I haven't heard anything in the way of an update for quite some time. In addition to missing engine fans, you should also no...

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by Aaron747
Wed Nov 26, 2003 11:15 am
Forum: Aviation Hobby
Topic: Applying "New" Aircraft To FS9
Replies: 1
Views: 8107

RE: Applying "New" Aircraft To FS9

If you used FS2002 before, it's exactly the same: Have a main folder for the aircraft within FS9/aircraft or FS2004/aircraft, whatever it may be on your system... For instance, FS9/aircraft/b737_300_delta within the b737_300_delta folder should be the following subfolders: model panel sound texture ...

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by Aaron747
Wed Nov 26, 2003 6:57 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: The Moral Case For War?
Replies: 49
Views: 2073

RE: The Moral Case For War?

The question isn't about morals - it's principle. If we acted in the name of a standard view of morality, we'd run ourselves into the ground rescuing every oppressed people from the mores of their 'evil' leaders - there's too much trouble out there to do it all. I'm moderate and I'm tired of spendin...

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by Aaron747
Wed Nov 26, 2003 6:52 am
Forum: Aviation Hobby
Topic: What's Your Recent Flight On FS?
Replies: 270
Views: 34940

RE: What's Your Recent Flight On FS?

Just last night: FedEx #2072 DC-10 from <acronym title="Anchorage - Ted Stevens International (ANC / PANC), USA - Alaska">ANC</acronym>-<acronym title="Oakland - Metropolitan Oakland International (OAK / KOAK), USA - California">OAK</acronym>, arrived via the 29 visual Flight time: less than 1 hr, 1...

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by Aaron747
Wed Nov 26, 2003 6:45 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Is The 747 On Her Way Out?
Replies: 29
Views: 6767

RE: Is The 747 On Her Way Out?

Sometimes, you just have to pinch yourself around here.

The 747 aint goin' anywhere.

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by Aaron747
Wed Nov 26, 2003 6:42 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: I Would Never Fly DC-10 And 742, 741s
Replies: 100
Views: 12334

RE: I Would Never Fly DC-10 And 742, 741s

I disagree strongly with the suggestion something is 'more likely to be missed' while maintaining an older aircraft. Maintenance is a practice of exacting standards - the end result is the same whether something is missed on a 30 year old aircraft or during a plane's first five year check.

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by Aaron747
Tue Nov 25, 2003 5:14 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Who Flew To SFO Once Before?
Replies: 53
Views: 4031

RE: Who Flew To SFO Once Before?

Everyone seems to remember the 28 L/R approach for the 'carrier landing' feel  Big grin

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by Aaron747
Mon Nov 24, 2003 4:23 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing's 737 Series 200!
Replies: 57
Views: 9211

RE: Boeing's 737 Series 200!

A true classic that will live forever in the annals of commercial aviation - particularly since it almost never became reality!

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by Aaron747
Mon Nov 24, 2003 4:22 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Who Flew To SFO Once Before?
Replies: 53
Views: 4031

RE: Who Flew To SFO Once Before?

Pretty uncommon to see departures off the 19s as well. Lucky you re the <acronym title="San Francisco - International (SFO / KSFO), USA - California">SFO</acronym> run eastbay  <img src="/discussions/graphics/smile.gif" ALT="Smile"> As a bay area native, it's always been my fantasy to ply the d...

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by Aaron747
Sat Nov 22, 2003 9:08 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Black Or Brown Shoes For Work?
Replies: 26
Views: 4615

RE: Black Or Brown Shoes For Work?

Black. Chicks dig the black shoes.

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by Aaron747
Fri Nov 21, 2003 11:19 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Court Rules Ban On Gay Marriage Unconstitutional
Replies: 77
Views: 3839

RE: Court Rules Ban On Gay Marriage Unconstitutional

And I don't care what the good book says. From my standpoint, being gay or lesbian is just as legitimate as the flipside. Nobody should have to run away from what they're naturally attracted to. And no law should tell anybody whom they can/cannot love.

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by Aaron747
Fri Nov 21, 2003 6:51 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Court Rules Ban On Gay Marriage Unconstitutional
Replies: 77
Views: 3839

RE: Court Rules Ban On Gay Marriage Unconstitutional

Thanks for the hookup, I'm happy with my girl as is.  Big grin

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by Aaron747
Fri Nov 21, 2003 6:26 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Court Rules Ban On Gay Marriage Unconstitutional
Replies: 77
Views: 3839

RE: Court Rules Ban On Gay Marriage Unconstitutional

Hell no - going anal is great. I highly recommend getting with a girl who will take it...

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by Aaron747
Thu Nov 20, 2003 4:34 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 767 Question : Why RR Engines Were So Unpopular?
Replies: 8
Views: 3930

RE: 767 Question : Why RR Engines Were So Unpopular?

Development delays. The RB211 was a proven powerplant on the 747 prior to the 767 program and was the launch engine on the 757. Though it's worth noting, the same variant that found initial popularity on the 747-400 but later fell out of favor to <acronym title="Trans Asia Airways (Taiwan)">GE</acro...

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by Aaron747
Thu Nov 20, 2003 4:29 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: 40 Years Since JFK's Murder.
Replies: 26
Views: 2672

RE: 40 Years Since JFK's Murder.

Well supposedly we get the bombshell from the National Archives in 2029, when anyone involved is long dead and gone.

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by Aaron747
Thu Nov 20, 2003 1:50 am
Forum: Aviation Hobby
Topic: Posky 767-300
Replies: 8
Views: 9207

RE: Posky 767-300

You may want to pay closer attention to your trim settings as well.

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by Aaron747
Wed Nov 19, 2003 3:02 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: A,B,C Or D? (adult)
Replies: 46
Views: 1945

RE: A,B,C Or D? (adult)

My girl's a 32D but wears 34C because the former is often hard to find. What can I say? I *love* them.

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by Aaron747
Wed Nov 19, 2003 1:01 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Court Rules Ban On Gay Marriage Unconstitutional
Replies: 77
Views: 3839

RE: Court Rules Ban On Gay Marriage Unconstitutional

What a load of hogwash 753. Looked at the *heterosexual* divorce rate lately? Really, your grasp of reality (or lack thereof) is incredibly amusing at times.

As a social libertarian, I applaud today's decision in MA.

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by Aaron747
Wed Nov 19, 2003 11:57 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Could A WN Red-eye Work Now?
Replies: 9
Views: 3434

RE: Could A WN Red-eye Work Now?

Absolutely they should. jetBlue's <acronym title="Oakland - Metropolitan Oakland International (OAK / KOAK), USA - California">OAK</acronym>-<acronym title="Washington - Dulles International (IAD / KIAD), USA - Virginia">IAD</acronym> service is a godsend for how frequently I'm in the DC area. Depar...

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by Aaron747
Tue Nov 18, 2003 4:29 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Burbank Expansion Possibilities
Replies: 8
Views: 1991

RE: Burbank Expansion Possibilities

There's barely enough gate space there for the traffic they receive already. Space? You're lookin' at it: <br><center><font color="#EEEEEE" size="1" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva"><a href="/open.file/380353/L/" target="_blank">View Large</a> <a href="/open.file/380353/M/" target="_blank">View Mediu...

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by Aaron747
Tue Nov 18, 2003 8:23 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: How Is Southwest So Succesfull?
Replies: 66
Views: 5129

RE: How Is Southwest So Succesfull?

A solid business plan w/three key components:

- Delivering consistent, uniform product
- Careful expansion planning, cost control and revenue growth expectation
- Promote high employee morale and retention

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by Aaron747
Tue Nov 18, 2003 7:37 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Centennial: Airlines Planning Anything 12/17?
Replies: 0
Views: 1813

Centennial: Airlines Planning Anything 12/17?

Anybody heard anything about airlines planning anything special for this most momentous upcoming December 17th??

As good a day as any for a daytrip!

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by Aaron747
Sat Nov 15, 2003 10:23 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Keira Knightley From Pirates, Hot Or What?
Replies: 47
Views: 2935

RE: Keira Knightley From Pirates, Hot Or What?

She doesn't weigh 120 lbs - not even close. 105 at the most. She's definitely too skinny. You can 'blah blah' all you want about how they get bigger whatever...but who wants to screw anyone that reminds them of a preteen? I want to go to bed with a WOMAN - you know, someone who can not only take it,...

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by Aaron747
Sat Nov 15, 2003 6:17 am
Forum: Aviation Hobby
Topic: Posky 757-200
Replies: 30
Views: 11973

RE: Posky 757-200

You guys are all in for a real treat - I'm uploading some mods you can make to your panel.cfg that will allow you to configure passenger wing views for the POSKY models  Big grin

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by Aaron747
Sat Nov 15, 2003 2:01 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: PW407X/408X Exhaust
Replies: 3
Views: 1539

PW407X/408X Exhaust

The other day I was watching operations at <acronym title="San Francisco - International (SFO / KSFO), USA - California">SFO</acronym> and noticed a rather large amount of smoky exhaust being produced by the PWs on a UAL 777 during takeoff runup. At first I thought it was a fluke, then noticed the s...

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by Aaron747
Fri Nov 14, 2003 8:19 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: ? For JetBlue Employees
Replies: 2
Views: 2562

? For JetBlue Employees

I submitted an application for an open position here in Oakland last week. They specifically ask applicants not to call on the website and indicate only that candidates will be notified by email or phone of an interview offer. Approximately how long can I expect to wait for anything regarding my sta...

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by Aaron747
Fri Nov 14, 2003 5:24 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Oddball Routes
Replies: 39
Views: 5368

RE: United Oddball Routes

OAK-<acronym title="San Francisco - International (SFO / KSFO), USA - California">SFO</acronym> was never a revenue service. That route was commonly flown for positioning purposes, i.e. delivering aircraft to the now-closed <acronym title="Oakland - Metropolitan Oakland International (OAK / KOAK), U...

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by Aaron747
Fri Nov 14, 2003 4:29 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Bye Bye Judge Moore - Don't Let The Door...
Replies: 23
Views: 1903

RE: Bye Bye Judge Moore - Don't Let The Door...

Absolutely. He's solidified his noteriety and now has the free time to fully go after an AL gubernatorial or senate seat.

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by Aaron747
Fri Nov 14, 2003 3:48 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airline Pilots Overpaid?...Bullsh!t!
Replies: 86
Views: 14730

RE: Airline Pilots Overpaid?...Bullsh!t!

Okay, so we all know there's not much to it 99 times out of 100. Just remind yourself of that, Mr. Plummer, next time you're in 21A and the boys up front are bringing you down to minimums in pouring rain and howling wind with some electrical problems to boot. Is the top end of the payscale inflated?...

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by Aaron747
Fri Nov 14, 2003 3:26 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Bye Bye Judge Moore - Don't Let The Door...
Replies: 23
Views: 1903

Bye Bye Judge Moore - Don't Let The Door...

<b>Alabama Chief Justice Removed From Office Over Ten Commandments Flap</b> <i>MONTGOMERY, Alabama (CNN) -- Alabama Chief Justice Roy Moore was ordered removed from office Thursday after a state ethics board ruled unanimously that he had violated judicial ethics rules by defying a federal judge's or...

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by Aaron747
Sun Nov 09, 2003 2:16 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Which Plane Would Be Your Perfect Private Plane?
Replies: 48
Views: 7032

RE: Which Plane Would Be Your Perfect Private Plane?

As if there's any other choice? The Gulfstream G-V.

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