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re: I Am A PhD Astrophysicist American Expat in Ireland, A Lead Software Developer, and Training for a Marathon, Ask Me Anything! Mar 25
Oof, that also sounds optimistic. I'll let you know how I f...
re: I Am A PhD Astrophysicist American Expat in Ireland, A Lead Software Developer, and Training for a Marathon, Ask Me Anything! Mar 25
Thanks! I think everyone who runs a marathon for the first ...
re: I Am A PhD Astrophysicist American Expat in Ireland, A Lead Software Developer, and Training for a Marathon, Ask Me Anything! Mar 25
I'm near the tail-end of the training plan and it's roughly...
re: I Am A PhD Astrophysicist American Expat in Ireland, A Lead Software Developer, and Training for a Marathon, Ask Me Anything! Mar 25
Thanks, Saral! Not fatigued, but more... pulled in differen...
re: I Am A PhD Astrophysicist American Expat in Ireland, A Lead Software Developer, and Training for a Marathon, Ask Me Anything! Mar 25
Expat by choice! My fiancée is British and we dated long di...
re: I Am A PhD Astrophysicist American Expat in Ireland, A Lead Software Developer, and Training for a Marathon, Ask Me Anything! Mar 25
I think it gave me an appreciation for breaking things down...
re: Bash Brackets Quick Reference Mar 23
Great article! Thanks for writing it!
re: I am a PHP Developer, recently moved to Ireland, working at Grafton str now :) Ask Me Anything! Mar 22
Nice! Temple Bar must have been packed to the brim that day...
re: I am a PHP Developer, recently moved to Ireland, working at Grafton str now :) Ask Me Anything! Mar 22
How was your Paddy's Day?
re: I got the job 💃 Mar 21
re: Google Stadia Mar 20
(joke) :-)
re: Google Stadia Mar 20
...what if we put it on the blockchain?
re: Google Stadia Mar 20
Fast-paced online multiplayer games (Rocket League comes to...
re: Google Stadia Mar 20
except in cases where you might want to play a game that's...
re: ELI5: What is an API? Mar 19
Glad it was helpful!
re: Explain NoSQL Databases Like I'm Five Mar 16
Oof, yes. It's early haha. Fixed
re: Explain NoSQL Databases Like I'm Five Mar 16
I'm sure @helenanders26 would have something to say about ...
re: Explain NoSQL Databases Like I'm Five Mar 16
You can think of a regular SQL database as a list of vector...
re: State of Markdown Editors 2019 Mar 7
Nobody's mentioned Joplin yet! But I've downloaded it on my...
re: State of Markdown Editors 2019 Mar 6
Are your notes available offline, though?
re: State of Markdown Editors 2019 Mar 6
Oooooh. This one looks pretty good.
re: State of Markdown Editors 2019 Mar 6
There are other markdown editors with a split editing / pre...
re: State of Markdown Editors 2019 Mar 6
But getting emacs to run on Android is kind of a pain...
re: The Sun is Setting on the British Empire Mar 6
But blue passports!
re: What's Your Computing Cocktail Party Fact? Mar 6
And the Python language is named after Monty Python! They'v...
re: What's Your Computing Cocktail Party Fact? Mar 6
Oh my god. Moreover, although the Ubuntu OS is partly fre...
re: State of Markdown Editors 2019 Mar 6
Can you give an example? It looks WYSIWYG from the web page...
re: State of Markdown Editors 2019 Mar 6
Android-only. But it might be a great option for someone el...
re: State of Markdown Editors 2019 Mar 6
Maybe I'll take a second look...
re: State of Markdown Editors 2019 Mar 6
Someone else mentioned that, but it doesn't have a markdown...
re: State of Markdown Editors 2019 Mar 6
They're not, so unfortunately this won't work for me. Maybe...
re: State of Markdown Editors 2019 Mar 6
Markdown is a must for me. Between posting on Dev.To, posti...
re: State of Markdown Editors 2019 Mar 6
Only available on Android, though :/
re: State of Markdown Editors 2019 Mar 5
I use VS Code on the desktop, but it doesn't run on Android...
re: State of Markdown Editors 2019 Mar 5
The only thing I want out of Simplenote is less-ugly render...
re: State of Markdown Editors 2019 Mar 5
Yeah there are a ton of cross-desktop options, but Android ...
re: Let's Connect! Mar 3
Just added you!
re: What was your win this week? Mar 1
It's an Ernie Ball bass, just like the Stingray! jambase.c...
re: What was your win this week? Mar 1
Ooh nice! When I have some extra spending money, I want one...
re: Let's Connect! Feb 28
The URL has a %5D character in it, which is a close bracket...
re: Let's Connect! Feb 28
I've never used Selenium. What's it used for?
re: Let's Connect! Feb 28
That link doesn't seem to work! :(
re: Let's Connect! Feb 28
Good though thanks! Signed up for a talk next month at a pu...
re: Let's Connect! Feb 28
2 fast 4 u
re: I Can't Do It All: My Burnout Story Feb 28
It's great that your coworkers were aware enough to forcefu...
re: You're Not An Impostor Feb 26
True! But anyone with great enough capacity for introspecti...
re: You're Not An Impostor Feb 26
Yes! Especially for "gifted kids", I think this is somethin...
re: You're Not An Impostor Feb 26
I figured I just tricked the hiring manager and eventually...
re: What's Your Computing Cocktail Party Fact? Feb 26
Lol my fact was about laundry detergent so I'm not one to j...
re: You're Not An Impostor Feb 26
That's a great point! It makes me wonder... ...
re: You're Not An Impostor Feb 26
Fair point! Perhaps I should have said "those without humil...
re: Do You Remember Your First Coding Experience? Feb 24
No winning numbers?
re: Do You Remember Your First Coding Experience? Feb 24
Have you seen this short film by Ellis Kropotchev?
re: Do You Remember Your First Coding Experience? Feb 23
Kids today have it easy! I'm glad I never had to use punch ...
re: Do You Remember Your First Coding Experience? Feb 23
That's really cool that you and your brother got to do that...
re: Do You Remember Your First Coding Experience? Feb 23
TURBO Pascal sounds much more exciting than boring regular ...
re: Do You Remember Your First Coding Experience? Feb 23
Actionscript...
re: Do You Remember Your First Coding Experience? Feb 23
Wow! A blast from the past! Maybe someone can help you get ...
re: Do You Remember Your First Coding Experience? Feb 23
It sounds like maybe you were having a premonition of Chick...
re: Do You Remember Your First Coding Experience? Feb 23
Same! I learned Java and C++ in about 9th grade and didn't ...
re: Do You Remember Your First Coding Experience? Feb 23
It's good that you're so open about your mental health!
re: Do You Remember Your First Coding Experience? Feb 23
Best of luck with your degree! Still coding in Java?
re: Do You Remember Your First Coding Experience? Feb 23
I remember doing this, too, with a desktop that my brother ...
re: Do You Remember Your First Coding Experience? Feb 23
I would love to see it if it's not too much effort to find!
re: Do You Remember Your First Coding Experience? Feb 23
re: Do You Remember Your First Coding Experience? Feb 23
Ah, the good old "under construction". Another thing from t...
re: 14-Year-Old Security Hole Found in WinRAR Feb 22
Wow! That's a really detailed explanation!
re: Do You Remember Your First Coding Experience? Feb 22
Wow! Retro!
re: Do You Remember Your First Coding Experience? Feb 22
I still can't believe that <marquee> was ever a thing...
re: Do You Remember Your First Coding Experience? Feb 22
Oof.
re: Do You Remember Your First Coding Experience? Feb 22
Come back to the dark (Java) side!
re: Do You Remember Your First Coding Experience? Feb 22
I forgot about Code::Blocks! That's a good one!
re: Do You Remember Your First Coding Experience? Feb 22
I grew up a little late for the Commodore 64, unfortunately...
re: Do You Remember Your First Coding Experience? Feb 22
It looks like GameMaker is still going strong!
re: Do You Remember Your First Coding Experience? Feb 22
Haha kids are really inventive when it comes to harassing t...
re: Do You Remember Your First Coding Experience? Feb 22
And get rid of the watermarks / "copyright" at the bottom 🙄
re: Do You Remember Your First Coding Experience? Feb 22
🤣 That's great! Much more inventive than "asdf" over and o...
re: Do You Remember Your First Coding Experience? Feb 22
The ability to add your favorite My Chemical Romance song a...
re: Do You Remember Your First Coding Experience? Feb 22
Ah! You just reminded me of Microsoft Frontpage! I forgot a...
re: Do You Remember Your First Coding Experience? Feb 22
That, for me, was the coolest thing. Not only that pressing...
re: Do You Remember Your First Coding Experience? Feb 22
That sounds really neat! I think games and toys like that a...
re: Do You Remember Your First Coding Experience? Feb 22
That counts! If I had to choose between the two, I would pr...
re: Do You Remember Your First Coding Experience? Feb 22
Oh, you know what? I forgot about how some kids in grade sc...
re: Load Pages Instantly with instant.page Feb 20
This wouldn't work on mobile, I imagine?
re: Web Scraping Walkthrough with Python Feb 18
Oh jeez let's hope I don't get permabanned from Indeed.
re: #RoastMySetup Feb 16
Looks like I've found a new adblocker: ...
re: How Do I Start Giving Talks on Coding? Feb 15
Great tips! Thanks, Joe!
re: How Do I Start Giving Talks on Coding? Feb 15
Thanks for the heads-up on those Twitter accounts! Followin...
re: How Do I Start Giving Talks on Coding? Feb 15
dark mode >>>> Great tips, though!
re: How Do I Start Giving Talks on Coding? Feb 15
That sounds fun! How's it working out so far?
re: How Do I Start Giving Talks on Coding? Feb 15
"Speak Slower" -- that's a great tip! Reminds me of
re: How Do I Start Giving Talks on Coding? Feb 15
Thanks for the advice, Dave! I'd never heard of Toastmaster...
re: How Do I Start Giving Talks on Coding? Feb 15
Thanks for the great advice, Miklos! I'm sticking with shor...
re: What Do You Think About Immutable Data? Feb 15
I like to think that there's no such thing as mutable data....
re: How Do I Start Giving Talks on Coding? Feb 14
(That video is great, by the way! Just watched the whole th...
re: Favorite Epigrams? Feb 13
The future ain't what it used to be. -- Yogi Berra
re: How Do I Start Giving Talks on Coding? Feb 13
Hi Molly, Thanks for the great advice! I just signed mysel...
re: How Do I Start Giving Talks on Coding? Feb 13
Thanks for the advice, Pritesh!
re: How Do I Start Giving Talks on Coding? Feb 13
That's a neat project! It was useful for me, even as it is....
re: How Do I Start Giving Talks on Coding? Feb 13
Yeah I'm pretty good on public speaking in general. I'm an ...
re: Is Giving Google All Your Data Worth The Convenience? Feb 11
Thanks, Michael! On another recent post of mine... ...
re: Is Giving Google All Your Data Worth The Convenience? Feb 11
Your reaction makes no sense to me. I'm still following you...
re: Is Giving Google All Your Data Worth The Convenience? Feb 11
That's a neat tool!
re: #RoastMySetup Feb 10
As our glorious leader @ben says: "Privacy is a relic of ...
re: #RoastMySetup Feb 8
Thanks for the heads-up! I'll check out uBlock Origin!
re: Do you recognize your code 6 months later? Feb 5
Not horrified but it does take some time to get back to the...
re: Installing and Running Hadoop and Spark on Windows Feb 4
Thanks for pointing that out! Typo is fixed :)
re: Build a Fluent Interface in Java in Less Than 5 Minutes Feb 2
Thanks for reading, Harshit! This is a good point, but I t...
re: Installing and Running Hadoop and Spark on Windows Jan 28
Happy to help!
re: Language Features: Best and Worst Jan 27
Wow! Thanks a lot, Harvey! This is a great list of books. I...
re: Language Features: Best and Worst Jan 27
Thanks, Isaac! I'll have to explore a few more languages be...
re: How to Securely Store a Password in Java Jan 26
Fair points. Thanks for taking the time to read and comment...
re: Language Features: Best and Worst Jan 26
Ranges and slices are two things I definitely want to imple...
re: Language Features: Best and Worst Jan 26
How does it work in MATLAB and Perl? In R, they're pretty u...
re: Language Features: Best and Worst Jan 26
Thanks for all the advice! All of these are good points whi...
re: Language Features: Best and Worst Jan 26
In grad school I programmed in C/C++ for 5 years, now I'm m...
re: Language Features: Best and Worst Jan 26
Maybe something similar to this is the best approach? Cont...
re: Language Features: Best and Worst Jan 25
Literally today I tried to break from an if in Java and got...
re: Language Features: Best and Worst Jan 25
That is pretty neat. Thanks for the suggestions! I'll check...
re: Language Features: Best and Worst Jan 25
Can you give an example of what you don't want to see vs. w...
re: Language Features: Best and Worst Jan 25
Also are you going to be using flex and bison for the lang...
re: Language Features: Best and Worst Jan 25
Thanks for the link! That's true, but it's also true with ...
re: Language Features: Best and Worst Jan 25
REPL is a good shout. That will definitely go hand-in-hand ...
re: Language Features: Best and Worst Jan 25
Nice! That's a cool little operator.
re: Language Features: Best and Worst Jan 25
Thanks for all the advice. I'm going to have a huge list of...
re: Language Features: Best and Worst Jan 25
Wow! Thanks, Darren. I think I agree with most of the point...
re: Language Features: Best and Worst Jan 25
This is basically just metadata that you can attach to a va...
re: Language Features: Best and Worst Jan 25
Definitely +1 for compile-time type checking. I really don'...
re: Language Features: Best and Worst Jan 25
Is this: nullObject?.somefunction() ?? "this is nice som...
re: Language Features: Best and Worst Jan 25
One thing I would like to emphasize in my to-be-created lan...
re: 101 Bash Commands and Tips for Beginners to Experts Jan 25
Hi Amr, Because I'm sshing into an Ubuntu machine from Win...
re: 101 Bash Commands and Tips for Beginners to Experts Jan 25
Hi everyone! Thanks for the amazing response to this artic...
re: It's a Marathon, Not a Sprint Jan 24
Thanks! It's hard to stick to sometimes, but it's just some...
re: The Rise of Microsoft Visual Studio Code Jan 22
Really interesting! Thanks for posting!
re: Relearn You a Haskell (Part 1: The Basics) Jan 19
I missed this comment and just checked this out today... it...
re: How Many Comms Tools are Too Many? Jan 19
On this note, if someone has their headphones in and the me...
re: How Many Comms Tools are Too Many? Jan 19
I agree with this point. I work in a small group with two o...
re: 101 Bash Commands and Tips for Beginners to Experts Jan 14
Thanks, Phil! I'll have to do some more research. Watch ou...
re: 101 Bash Commands and Tips for Beginners to Experts Jan 14
My Markdown editor started choking near the end of writing ...
re: 101 Bash Commands and Tips for Beginners to Experts Jan 14
ncdu is great, it's what du should have been. Writing this ...
re: TIL: A preceding space prevents dangerous commands from going into history Jan 9
This only works if you have a properly-set $HISTCONTROL env...
re: Reasons Why Your Technical Recruiting Emails Are Failing Jan 5
Just because someone lists PHP or Java on their LinkedIn d...
re: Everything is a File Jan 3
Within the unix-history-repo, there's a link to this visual...
re: How to Securely Store a Password in Java Dec 28 '18
If anyone's interested, here are different implementations ...
re: Sometimes, the elegant implementation is just a function Dec 15 '18
Ah I see. The Utils pattern really does fly in the face of ...
re: Sometimes, the elegant implementation is just a function Dec 15 '18
Could you elaborate? In Java, at least, a common pattern is...
re: Sometimes, the elegant implementation is just a function Dec 15 '18
Allowing global functions seems like you're just asking for...
re: The new MacBook Pros are overpriced Dec 15 '18
But people shorten it to "MacBook", and "Pro" is short for ...
re: The new MacBook Pros are overpriced Dec 15 '18
Huh. I always thought it was "MacBooks Pro", like "Fathers-...
re: Okay! We need to discuss "Google's congressional hearing" Dec 14 '18
You cared enough to leave a dismissive comment
re: How Unix programmers at restaurants search menus for their favorite plate Dec 13 '18
You're blowing up on Reddit
re: Silly Repos Dec 12 '18
This is one of my favorites: jezen / is-th...
re: Will Java Trend Towards Obscurity? Dec 12 '18
Not if I have any say in the matter
re: Why support older browsers? Dec 11 '18
Just a heads-up, none of your links work 😬
re: Give me your best programming haiku Dec 9 '18
(Not a haiku but) a classic: Roses are red Violets are blu...
re: How to Securely Store a Password in Java Dec 9 '18
Updated. Let me know what you think!
re: How to Securely Store a Password in Java Dec 8 '18
Thanks for the heads-up! I'm working on an amended version ...
re: How to Securely Store a Password in Java Dec 7 '18
Could you post it?
re: Have you ever heard a more beautiful phrase than this? Dec 7 '18
What do you mean by "error rate"?
re: How to Securely Store a Password in Java Dec 7 '18
Yeah, unfortunately, there's no way to force garbage collec...
re: 🌍 Where Are DEV Users Coming From? Dec 2 '18
Where my other 32 Irish at? 🇮🇪
re: npm package discovered to have bitcoin-stealing backdoor Nov 26 '18
Apparently React has something like 1800 dependencies. How ...
re: A Mild Complaint Nov 21 '18
Nice! But that's only how it appears on comments. On posts,...
re: A Mild Complaint Nov 21 '18
Ah! I see! And in the V2 editor, you can click on the ... b...
re: Password manager recommendations? Nov 20 '18
DashLane! It's cross-platform (Mac, Windows, Linux, Android...
re: Compute Smart, Not Hard Nov 19 '18
(I don't want to give away the game ;)...)
re: Compute Smart, Not Hard Nov 19 '18
Is that the only solution?
re: Open todo list standard? Nov 18 '18
SimpleNote is a pretty nice list app. There are browser, An...
re: Clean Up Feed + Clean Up Notifier Nov 17 '18
Also, the ability to mark an article as "read" so it stops ...
re: What are some alternatives to the word "type"? Nov 15 '18
genre Used in French to mean "kind of" / class / type.
re: I hate setting up my dev environment. Nov 15 '18
I generally agree with what's been posted below already: ...
re: Explain Map-Reduce Like I Am Chef In Russian Restaurant Nov 15 '18
Ahh can I take that back? Missed opportunity. In Soviet R...
re: Which mainstream programming language has the ugliest syntax? Nov 15 '18
f already stands for function in mathematics: y = f(x) ...
re: Explain Map-Reduce Like I Am Chef In Russian Restaurant Nov 14 '18
Amazing! And a good explanation of map-reduce, too!
re: Recommend a Dev.To-er! Nov 14 '18
Thanks for all the suggestions, guys! I've got lots of read...
re: Recommend a Dev.To-er! Nov 12 '18
Followed! Thanks, Ben!
re: Recommend a Dev.To-er! Nov 12 '18
Thanks, Ben! I gave Raunak a follow and I'll check out his ...
re: The Power of Regular Expressions Nov 12 '18
I use regex 101!
re: Fibonacci: Recursion vs Iteration Nov 8 '18
The best way to solve this is to point out the relationship...
re: Installing and Running Hadoop and Spark on Windows Nov 6 '18
I haven't, no... how would that work? Can you point me to a...
re: Installing and Running Hadoop and Spark on Windows Nov 6 '18
Client-specified software that only runs on Windows Server ...
re: VOTE Nov 6 '18
I hope people vote double just because of your comment.
re: VOTE Nov 5 '18
re: Minimalist browsing with Min browser Nov 3 '18
Yo dawg, I heard you like browsers.
re: Remote SSH into an Ubuntu VM on Windows Nov 1 '18
While I agree generally with your sentiment, I'd still pref...
re: Remote SSH into an Ubuntu VM on Windows Nov 1 '18
Wasting resources isn't much of a concern when you have 1-3...
re: Relearn You a Haskell (Part 1: The Basics) Nov 1 '18
Fixed!
re: Relearn You a Haskell (Part 1: The Basics) Oct 31 '18
I think maybe you misunderstood what one of us said. All we...
re: Relearn You a Haskell (Part 1: The Basics) Oct 30 '18
Right! That's another idiosyncrasy of Haskell that I neglec...
re: How Can We Keep On A Tech Side Oct 30 '18
Someone has to reverse-engineer the algorithm that Quora us...
re: What are your programming hype songs? Oct 29 '18
If you're still working on this, I find that songs in forei...
re: How Can We Keep On A Tech Side Oct 29 '18
I agree that you should be able to "ignore" certain tags, i...
re: Take a 3-Minute Break and Listen to "Code Monkey" by Jonathan Coulton Oct 29 '18
This one's good, too: "Stress" by Jim's Big Ego
re: Essential quality of life terminal improvements Oct 27 '18
It's almost Halloween, so I have to show off some spoopy a...
re: Why Does The C Programming Language Refuse to Die (link) Oct 25 '18
I firmly believe that everyone should have a basic understa...
re: How to get the most out of DEV Oct 25 '18
Also please check out my manuscript titled: Wow I need to l...
re: How to get the most out of DEV Oct 25 '18
I think more mid-level tutorials would be nice. Like, it's ...
re: Got Any Advice for Early-Career Programmers? Oct 24 '18
Wow, thanks! I'll definitely take your advice on researchin...
re: Got Any Advice for Early-Career Programmers? Oct 24 '18
Thanks for the advice, Jess! I'll definitely take it all un...
re: Set up My Computer with Me! Oct 24 '18
Is it worth paying the $99/year for the Sketch license if I...
re: Got Any Advice for Early-Career Programmers? Oct 24 '18
Thanks, Angelika, for how much time you put into your respo...
re: Got Any Advice for Early-Career Programmers? Oct 24 '18
Great idea. I'll try to start doing this more often!
re: Got Any Advice for Early-Career Programmers? Oct 24 '18
Hi Andy. No offense taken. But if you do have improving y...
re: Developer Is The Next Ideological Beggar Job Oct 24 '18
I am pretty sure my smart washing machine can do that. W...
re: A College Graduate's 3 Month Reflection into the Full-Time Workforce Oct 24 '18
Good for you, Tony! I'll follow to hear more about your pro...
re: I Don't Know How To Take Compliments Oct 24 '18
I think it's normal for anyone who's not a gigantic narciss...
re: Welcome Thread - v19 Oct 23 '18
Bonjour et bienvenue, Thomas! Mais je suppose que vous êtes...
re: Welcome Thread - v19 Oct 23 '18
Hi Saud! When I needed to re-learn C++ in grad school the w...
re: Welcome Thread - v19 Oct 23 '18
Please help me. I feel the same way, brother.
re: 500 followers! What can I do to improve? Oct 23 '18
Any chance you'll make site statistics public knowledge? # ...
re: 500 followers! What can I do to improve? Oct 23 '18
re: 500 followers! What can I do to improve? Oct 23 '18
I also have 500 followers who barely post anything. Hmmmm
re: 256 Color Term (Nightmare Level) Oct 22 '18
This is great! Thanks for posting it.
re: The difference between x++ and ++x Oct 21 '18
Additionally, there can be a performance difference between...
re: 1-minute guide to real constants in Python Oct 21 '18
What's the reason that Python didn't allow final annotation...
re: World's Smallest Quine, "Guaranteed" Oct 16 '18
Cool! How does this work, though? I'm not very familiar wit...
re: World's Smallest Quine, "Guaranteed" Oct 16 '18
That is better! I'll update the post.
re: Yasminoku – Sudoku game, generator and solver in JavaScript (July 2006) Oct 15 '18
Looks great!
re: Which Linux Notebook do you recommend? Oct 13 '18
You ain't kidding.
re: Anonymous Blogging - How and Where Oct 13 '18
Isn't blogging -- partially, at least -- about letting peop...
re: 10 things I've learned from working remotely Oct 13 '18
Do you have any tips for finding remote positions? How did ...
re: I'm starting to hate working with computers Oct 13 '18
I'm also starting to care about the environment Not a ba...
re: The int vs. Integer pitfall of Java's ArrayList.remove() Oct 11 '18
Yep! Integer is a subclass of Object, so Java assumes you'r...
re: Optimizing code with algebra Sep 30 '18
Very interesting article!
re: Managing Your Python Project with Git and PyBuilder Sep 26 '18
Glad to help! Let me know how it works out :)
re: Managing Your Python Project with Git and PyBuilder Sep 26 '18
I've only just started using them, but they've been really ...
re: Introducing Learn Code from Us Sep 19 '18
I never thought about creating content as "giving back" unt...
re: Welcome Thread - v17 Sep 18 '18
Welcome Howard!
re: Welcome Thread - v17 Sep 18 '18
Hi all :) I'm ...
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