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    Originally posted by Ed View Post

    That used to be the case but you're not allowed drive unaccompanied on a learner's permit
    ah good. so the streets are safe from Hitch for a little while longer!

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      Originally posted by Western_Sean View Post

      Often a symptom of mid level types who lack the courage to push back and/or deliver bad news. Bad project omen imo, sensible deadlines for this stuff are rarely met.

      If the project managers can't deliver a good schedule from the higher-ups time to start gathering protective material / positioning yourself for when the fallout starts
      Totally. I have raised my concerns on the record but I'm not sure how valuable I told you so's will be when the heat comes on.

      I'm dreading next year, as I don't perform well in the organized chaos of a clusterfcuk recovery, where the narrative can become somewhat surreal. I'm fairly literal and might find it all a little too stressy. I wish I could just go with the flow and collect the paycheck.
      Happiness is not a goal; it is a by-product. ~Eleanor Roosevelt

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        Originally posted by Wombatman View Post
        Project for big IT system kicking off at work, which I will be involved in. Most people involved agree that the high level project timelines are ridiculously ambitious, yet senior management are pushing ahead with them. Is this standard project management think these days? Like go for something totally unrealistic up front so there is scope to add pressure \ crunch work down the line. Thought that style for planning went out with the typewriter.
        I bet there is a Dilbert for this exact scenario. Scott Adam’s is now a pariah but he was spot on about the nonsense of workplaces.

        Western Sean is right. This won’t end well, you know the outcome. Time to figure out how to come out of it shining.

        The problem is that every other smart person will be doing the same. So now you have a culture of CYA enacted by smart people which quick becomes toxic and ruins you wanting to work there.
        "The most difficult thing is the decision to act, the rest is merely tenacity."

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          Originally posted by Ed View Post

          That used to be the case but you're not allowed drive unaccompanied on a learner's permit
          Yeah and the Garda have the power to take the car now if you're caught.

          Also, have to upgrade from L plates to N plates for 2 years after passing the test to indicate you're a novice driver.

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            Originally posted by Theresa View Post

            I bet there is a Dilbert for this exact scenario. Scott Adam’s is now a pariah but he was spot on about the nonsense of workplaces.
            It's hard to reconcile the brilliance of Dilbert with how much of a moron SA is.

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              Perhaps its simply the honeymoon period but I’m delighted with my recent move, it just seems so well run and so eager to change if required.

              Ive been on both sides of the corporate spectrum from behemoth to start up but this crowd just seems incredibly clued in.

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                Originally posted by dobby View Post

                Yeah and the Garda have the power to take the car now if you're caught.

                Also, have to upgrade from L plates to N plates for 2 years after passing the test to indicate you're a novice driver.
                They can even roadside test you for cocaine/cannabis/etc. Things have changed a bit over the last few years.
                Person...Woman...Man......Camera..TV

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                    It’s unclear exactly what would happen with the Champions Cup and Challenge Cup if the French clubs were unable to play their scheduled fixtures this month on the weekends of 15/16/17 January and 22/23/24 January, but the entire tournament is now in doubt amidst the threat of the French clubs being unable to play this month.

                    If French clubs are unable to play cross-border fixtures, it would also bring into question the viability of the 2021 Six Nations, which is due to start in just four weeks’ time.

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                    “PSV was right all along” -Hitch 20 May 2019

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                      Originally posted by Wombatman View Post

                      Totally. I have raised my concerns on the record but I'm not sure how valuable I told you so's will be when the heat comes on.
                      Don't ever do this.

                      If you flag the problem, it becomes your problem. And people will then associate your name with the failure.

                      If you don't have management responsibility for it, just sit back and enjoy the clusterfuck. Maybe even have the solution ready to hand to produce (ideally the day before bonuses are decided).
                      "We are not Europeans. Those people on the continent are freaks."

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                        Originally posted by Hectorjelly View Post

                        It's hard to reconcile the brilliance of Dilbert with how much of a moron SA is.
                        Ah he's just playing a different game. He's a shameless narcissist. He found an easy bandwagon to build a following.

                        He's a guy who figured out a way to make tens of millions by working about 30 mins a day. He's no moron.

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                          Originally posted by Denny Crane View Post

                          Ah he's just playing a different game. He's a shameless narcissist. He found an easy bandwagon to build a following.

                          He's a guy who figured out a way to make tens of millions by working about 30 mins a day. He's no moron.
                          you're talking about Trump still, right?
                          "We are not Europeans. Those people on the continent are freaks."

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                            Poor timelines can be an indication someone has no clue how to do things properly. I find some people love to artificially create a time crisis just to use as a cover up for not being fit to organise and do the job properly
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                              Originally posted by mocata View Post
                              Poor timelines can be an indication someone has no clue how to do things properly. I find some people love to artificially create a time crisis just to use as a cover up for not being fit to organise and do the job properly
                              The draft plan had obvious required data migrations and system integrations missing. Pointed this out. Missing migrations and integrations added to task list. Timelines left unchanged
                              Happiness is not a goal; it is a by-product. ~Eleanor Roosevelt

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                                Originally posted by Solksjaer! View Post

                                I know this looney owns a bar in New York. I've heard him say to oblivious New Yorkers. Howz yer GEE ?
                                I've a mate who uses this line a lot with the foreign girlies and we all have a laugh as he's saying it. If he gets a quizzical response he clarifies that he was saying 'Howz your day?'
                                Best though was when he tried it on a very tall extremely dark-skinned person of gender in a bar in Turkey. Quick as lightning she replied back in an unexpected Tallaght accent with 'I'll kick ya in the bollix ya little cunt'.

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                                  Originally posted by Raoul Duke III View Post

                                  you're talking about Trump still, right?

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                                    Originally posted by Denny Crane View Post

                                    Ah he's just playing a different game. He's a shameless narcissist. He found an easy bandwagon to build a following.

                                    He's a guy who figured out a way to make tens of millions by working about 30 mins a day. He's no moron.
                                    He really is and Dilbert stopped being funny, clever or relevant in the late 20th century

                                    Remember when you used to think much the same about Trump and look where that brought you
                                    Turning millions into thousands

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                                      Originally posted by Wombatman View Post

                                      The draft plan had obvious required data migrations and system integrations missing. Pointed this out. Missing migrations and integrations added to task list. Timelines left unchanged
                                      This is how the game is played. Everyone knows the plan is BS but you have to go through the charade.
                                      "We are not Europeans. Those people on the continent are freaks."

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                                        Elon Musk went ahead yesterday and overtook Bezos as the richest person in the world.

                                        Tesla up almost 600% in the past 12 months. New potential customer in Hitch to top off quite a year

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                                          Originally posted by Murdrum View Post
                                          Elon Musk went ahead yesterday and overtook Bezos as the richest person in the world.

                                          Tesla up almost 600% in the past 12 months. New potential customer in Hitch to top off quite a year
                                          How much profit did Tesla make last year?

                                          Must be zillionz, right?
                                          "We are not Europeans. Those people on the continent are freaks."

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                                            Originally posted by Raoul Duke III View Post

                                            This is how the game is played. Everyone knows the plan is BS but you have to go through the charade.
                                            That in the prince2 exam?

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                                              Originally posted by Wombatman View Post

                                              The draft plan had obvious required data migrations and system integrations missing. Pointed this out. Missing migrations and integrations added to task list. Timelines left unchanged
                                              5 things I'm thinking if I'm you

                                              1. Do I have any allies outside this project who can influence this?
                                              2. Is aggressive scope narrowing an option, can I influence that ?Ditto phased delivery with aggresive shifting of stuff in to phases not currently time bound.
                                              3. How does my CV look/ am I happy to head out into the market
                                              4. Is there a weak link in the PM team? Can I use other organisational influence to target it?
                                              5. What does the hill I'm prepared to die on look like?

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                                                Originally posted by Raoul Duke III View Post

                                                This is how the game is played. Everyone knows the plan is BS but you have to go through the charade.
                                                Strongly disagree with this. Organisations who take this view are best avoided to my mind.

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                                                  Originally posted by Denny Crane View Post

                                                  Ah he's just playing a different game. He's a shameless narcissist. He found an easy bandwagon to build a following.

                                                  He's a guy who figured out a way to make tens of millions by working about 30 mins a day. He's no moron.
                                                  He got married a few months ago. Can't be doing that much wrong.

                                                  SPOILER
                                                  "I can’t find anyone who agrees with what I write or think these days, so I guess I must be getting closer to the truth." - Hunter S. Thompson

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                                                    Originally posted by Raoul Duke III View Post

                                                    How much profit did Tesla make last year?

                                                    Must be zillionz, right?
                                                    Somewhere between zillionz and bazillion for sure.

                                                    I actually looked at end of Jan too, it was under $100 this time last year and currently sits at $875

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                                                      One for the horror/movie aficionados...

                                                      'Dracula' and six other horror classics will stream for free on YouTube next week

                                                      I'll be tuning in for a Abbott and Costello Meet Frankenstein for sure.
                                                      Last edited by BennyHiFi; 08-01-21, 21:11.

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                                                        Those traffic wardens in Celbridge are like stealth bombers.

                                                        Parking fine came in the post. A Friday night at 8.40 back in October. Remembered it was a time I went down to collect an Indian.

                                                        I had paid over the phone, was sitting in the car outside waiting for them to call me.

                                                        I know everyone always says this but I honestly was no more than about 90 seconds out of the car running upstairs to the place to collect the food.

                                                        Cunce.

                                                        I hold silver in tit for tat, and I love you for that

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                                                          Originally posted by hotspur View Post

                                                          Oh I've never actually heard it being said in person, but it's very prevalent in written form.
                                                          My surname is Magee. Not the first time I've heard it either. Any prizes for guessing what my nickname was as a kid

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                                                            Originally posted by Western_Sean View Post

                                                            Strongly disagree with this. Organisations who take this view are best avoided to my mind.
                                                            The bigger the org, the more likely Wombatman's scenario in my experience.

                                                            It was a massive shock to me when I moved from a boutique investment bank (maybe 1500 employees max) to a global megabank: (1) how hard it is to get anything done (like literally in my old place, I could get a request to trade a brand new instrument in the morning and have it available in Production by the afternoon whereas in megabankland, that would take 6 months+. Laughing now as I remember the genius who structured a CDO of CDOs in 2008 - literally got that up and running in a day from an initial conversation of ' what the fuck is that?') and (2) how insanely political big orgs are.
                                                            "We are not Europeans. Those people on the continent are freaks."

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                                                              Originally posted by limpwhacker View Post

                                                              My surname is Magee. Not the first time I've heard it either. Any prizes for guessing what my nickname was as a kid
                                                              Jimmy?
                                                              I hold silver in tit for tat, and I love you for that

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                                                                Originally posted by Lazare View Post

                                                                Jimmy?
                                                                Phil obv
                                                                "We are not Europeans. Those people on the continent are freaks."

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                                                                  Originally posted by Denny Crane View Post
                                                                  I musr be one of the few renters left here at this stage.

                                                                  Speaking of which, moved this year, at realised at winter time that we've very much not living in a A rated place.

                                                                  Got some mould appearing recently. Cleaned it up. But is a dehumidifier worth getting? Kinda hoping it won't be an issue once weather gets better.
                                                                  We've had a dehumidifier for a few years as we didn't have anywhere to dry clothes outside. We have found it brilliant for that purpose, if you're living in an apartment it is a total no brainer IMO. We also use it in rooms that are inclined to be damp. The amount of water it pulls out of the air is an eye-opener. The one I have I reckon would cost about €1 to run for 24 hours, so not free but not fairly manageable.

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                                                                    If Norma Foley had any cop on she would have issued an order forbidding schools from allowing teachers and special needs children to be in the same building during thi lockdown. 90% chance ASTI would have fought tooth and nail to allow it.
                                                                    Fucking pricks
                                                                    Turning millions into thousands

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                                                                      Originally posted by Wombatman View Post
                                                                      Project for big IT system kicking off at work, which I will be involved in. Most people involved agree that the high level project timelines are ridiculously ambitious, yet senior management are pushing ahead with them. Is this standard project management think these days? Like go for something totally unrealistic up front so there is scope to add pressure \ crunch work down the line. Thought that style for planning went out with the typewriter.
                                                                      I can confirm this is standard practice in a large multinational semiconductor company with which I am familiar.

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                                                                        Originally posted by Raoul Duke III View Post

                                                                        Phil obv
                                                                        Ulick

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                                                                          Originally posted by Keane View Post

                                                                          Ulick
                                                                          Pat
                                                                          "We are not Europeans. Those people on the continent are freaks."

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                                                                            Turning millions into thousands

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                                                                              [X] Banger

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                                                                                Originally posted by Raoul Duke III View Post

                                                                                Pat
                                                                                Bah, I used my best one first

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                                                                                  Originally posted by Keane View Post

                                                                                  Bah, I used my best one first
                                                                                  I've been holding back Rodger
                                                                                  "We are not Europeans. Those people on the continent are freaks."

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                                                                                    I love the internet. Each just spontaneously adding a part:

                                                                                    https://twitter.com/Peter_Fries/stat...02323950145537
                                                                                    "I can’t find anyone who agrees with what I write or think these days, so I guess I must be getting closer to the truth." - Hunter S. Thompson

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                                                                                      Originally posted by Keane View Post

                                                                                      We've had a dehumidifier for a few years as we didn't have anywhere to dry clothes outside. We have found it brilliant for that purpose, if you're living in an apartment it is a total no brainer IMO. We also use it in rooms that are inclined to be damp. The amount of water it pulls out of the air is an eye-opener. The one I have I reckon would cost about €1 to run for 24 hours, so not free but not fairly manageable.
                                                                                      Have you a link for it . Mia's bedroom window is horrific in mornings. I have to use an electric window cleaner thingy to take the water off and often wondered about getting a dehumidifier. I saw one in Tesco but not electric and prob shite.
                                                                                      Her sky-ness
                                                                                      © 5starpool

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                                                                                        Originally posted by Raoul Duke III View Post

                                                                                        Pat
                                                                                        Haha... reminded me of a press release I wrote once for the Paddy Power World Strip Poker Championship.

                                                                                        Featuring one 'Petma Boom' which I thought was a great Carry On movie name, inserted for my own amusement.

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                                                                                          Originally posted by SatNav View Post

                                                                                          Have you a link for it . Mia's bedroom window is horrific in mornings. I have to use an electric window cleaner thingy to take the water off and often wondered about getting a dehumidifier. I saw one in Tesco but not electric and prob shite.
                                                                                          The one we bought doesn't seem to be for sale any more but it was this fella:

                                                                                          https://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/product/...?ie=UTF8&psc=1

                                                                                          They're dear enough for the good ones but they're serious pieces of kit. That was probably about €150 when I bought it.

                                                                                          The ones I've seen in places which are just small plastic boxes with little balls in them are shite - they might take half a glass of water out of the atmosphere in a month, the one in the link will pull out 20 litres in a day or two.

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                                                                                            “PSV was right all along” -Hitch 20 May 2019

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                                                                                              The 'please let me tweet again Jack' bit ​​​​​​
                                                                                              I hold silver in tit for tat, and I love you for that

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                                                                                                Originally posted by AndyFatBastard View Post
                                                                                                I love the internet. Each just spontaneously adding a part:

                                                                                                https://twitter.com/Peter_Fries/stat...02323950145537
                                                                                                I don't understand tictoc but I love that

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                                                                                                  Originally posted by BennyHiFi View Post

                                                                                                  Haha... reminded me of a press release I wrote once for the Paddy Power World Strip Poker Championship.

                                                                                                  Featuring one 'Petma Boom' which I thought was a great Carry On movie name, inserted for my own amusement.
                                                                                                  I'm liking Lance Magee too.

                                                                                                  "We are not Europeans. Those people on the continent are freaks."

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                                                                                                    Originally posted by Lazare View Post
                                                                                                    The 'please let me tweet again Jack' bit ​​​​​​
                                                                                                    got to click into it to get the last and best line
                                                                                                    “PSV was right all along” -Hitch 20 May 2019

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                                                                                                      Originally posted by Keane View Post

                                                                                                      The one we bought doesn't seem to be for sale any more but it was this fella:

                                                                                                      https://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/product/...?ie=UTF8&psc=1

                                                                                                      They're dear enough for the good ones but they're serious pieces of kit. That was probably about €150 when I bought it.

                                                                                                      The ones I've seen in places which are just small plastic boxes with little balls in them are shite - they might take half a glass of water out of the atmosphere in a month, the one in the link will pull out 20 litres in a day or two.
                                                                                                      What about this, be nice to get something a little cheaper though like the €100 mark max

                                                                                                      https://www.buyitdirect.ie/p/electri...RoCl2MQAvD_BwE

                                                                                                      This is one from Tesco
                                                                                                      Her sky-ness
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                                                                                                        Originally posted by SatNav View Post

                                                                                                        What about this, be nice to get something a little cheaper though like the €100 mark max

                                                                                                        https://www.buyitdirect.ie/p/electri...RoCl2MQAvD_BwE

                                                                                                        This is one from Tesco
                                                                                                        Yeah those Tesco ones are the sort I was thinking of, we got one and it was total rubbish.

                                                                                                        The one in your link is 20l which is similar to the one I linked. If you drop down to a ten litre they seem to be slightly more reasonable so say something like this:

                                                                                                        https://www.buyitdirect.ie/p/electri...midistat-cd10l

                                                                                                        The ones with smaller tanks again are cheaper, might be ok just for stopping mould developing in a room but probably not much good for drying clothes in winter

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                                                                                                          Trump twitter account disabled.
                                                                                                          I hold silver in tit for tat, and I love you for that

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                                                                                                            Originally posted by Lazare View Post
                                                                                                            Trump twitter account disabled.
                                                                                                            By himself or by the platform?
                                                                                                            "We are not Europeans. Those people on the continent are freaks."

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                                                                                                              Suspended
                                                                                                              I hold silver in tit for tat, and I love you for that

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                                                                                                                Originally posted by Raoul Duke III View Post

                                                                                                                By himself or by the platform?
                                                                                                                Twitter have permanently suspended his account.
                                                                                                                I hold silver in tit for tat, and I love you for that

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                                                                                                                  Originally posted by Lazare View Post

                                                                                                                  Twitter have permanently suspended his account.
                                                                                                                  About 5 years too late but good!

                                                                                                                  Dems full steam ahead on impeachment too.
                                                                                                                  "We are not Europeans. Those people on the continent are freaks."

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                                                                                                                    Originally posted by PSV58 View Post
                                                                                                                    Beautiful, might as well enjoy the LOL's when we can, the bad guys have won, winter is coming and in timeTrump will look like a comic interlude.










                                                                                                                    Turning millions into thousands

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                                                                                                                      Originally posted by Raoul Duke III View Post

                                                                                                                      Phil obv
                                                                                                                      Phil and Ulick I've had before

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                                                                                                                        Originally posted by limpwhacker View Post

                                                                                                                        Phil and Ulick I've had before
                                                                                                                        Lance is good tho hadn't heard that one.

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                                                                                                                          Originally posted by limpwhacker View Post

                                                                                                                          Phil and Ulick I've had before
                                                                                                                          I was saving Rex Magee for you.
                                                                                                                          "We are not Europeans. Those people on the continent are freaks."

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