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      Originally posted by Hectorjelly View Post
      I watched Sexy Beast last night. Ray Winstone, Kingsley Amis and Lovejoy in a fantastic mid-nineties crime film. Really excellent.

      Edit: actually 2000
      very good. added to the list.

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        Any recommendations for couches these days. Will need 2 but with small kids wont be spending a fortune for a few years.

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          Originally posted by Dice75 View Post
          Any recommendations for couches these days. Will need 2 but with small kids wont be spending a fortune for a few years.
          IKEA is your friend. Large selection to fit all budgets and tastes

          Would happily recommend habitat, but I don't think they're in Dublin anymore.

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            Originally posted by Dice75 View Post
            Any recommendations for couches these days. Will need 2 but with small kids wont be spending a fortune for a few years.
            What Shraaaap said.

            Think 'hopefully indestructible but won't care when kids reduce it to matchwood'.
            "We are not Europeans. Those people on the continent are freaks."

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              Originally posted by Hectorjelly View Post
              Probably my favourite so far too HJ. Was never quite sure where it was turning next and it always surprised me in a very satisfying way. Love the way the bass changes and the violin/brass interplay dances along so elegantly and the random human noises lift it up at just the right time into the transition. Excellent.

              Are you considering a physical release perchance?

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                We got the classic Kivik a five years ago and it'll be going strong for another few decades. The long seat (guessing thats what chaisse longue means) is a genius move and would make you wonder what is wrong with the person who bought a sofa that doesn't have one of those. Maybe all regular sofas do have a chaisse longue built in, and I was just deprived growing up.
                "We're not f*cking Burundi" - Big Phil

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                  Originally posted by Hitchhiker's Guide To... View Post
                  We got the classic Kivik a five years ago and it'll be going strong for another few decades. The long seat (guessing thats what chaisse longue means) is a genius move and would make you wonder what is wrong with the person who bought a sofa that doesn't have one of those. Maybe all regular sofas do have a chaisse longue built in, and I was just deprived growing up.
                  We made the classic schoolboy error of buying a 'good sofa' a few years back. Think it lasted 10 months before the combination of insane dog plus kiddie wrestlemania killed it.
                  "We are not Europeans. Those people on the continent are freaks."

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                    We have the perfect sofa for a gaff with toddlers.

                    A 17 year old one.

                    Wife wanted to get a nice new one a couple of years back but I talked her out of it.
                    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

                      We made the classic schoolboy error of buying a 'good sofa' a few years back. Think it lasted 10 months before the combination of insane dog plus kiddie wrestlemania killed it.
                      A good family sofa is capable of carrying 50% of its sofa-weight in baby-pee and not overspreading the odor.
                      "We're not f*cking Burundi" - Big Phil

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                        Originally posted by Lazare View Post
                        We have the perfect sofa for a gaff with toddlers.

                        A 17 year old one.

                        Wife wanted to get a nice new one a couple of years back but I talked her out of it.
                        Same at the moment. Got them when we bought this place. Wont fit front sitting room now due to a slight moving of walls to stick in Utility.

                        Mistake we made was getting a 4S and two 1s. All good exept we never thought to measure the 1s armchairs. They're fucking massive. So comfy though, I had the same perch for 10 years and nobody ever relly used the other one. Swapped them a few years ago was like getting a brand new chair. Free to a good home if required as going in skip soon.

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                          I mentioned about buying the virtual land to the wife. I said the Winklevoss Twins are now involved - THE WINKLEVOSSES HONEY! WE FO'SHOR HIT THE BIG TIME NOW. She then cussed me out for only buying one plot of land and said we should probably buy a few plots as its either a great idea or a shit idea. And if its a shit idea we lose five grand that we considered free money anyway, but if its a great idea that 5k could be easily worth 50k.

                          Edit: Bought a second plot and will now take a break from buying for a month or two to see how prices settle down.
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                          "We're not f*cking Burundi" - Big Phil

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                            We got the sofas cleaned for 80 quid. New daddy rule - food only at table please. No eating off board.... New rule lasted 4 hours and 20 minutes. A NEW WORLD RECORD. Tyvm

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                              NBC segment on magic beans: https://twitter.com/0xdev0/status/13...114831360?s=20

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                                Another film I really enjoyed recently: THE CAPTAIN

                                https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=D_zSFeHfglc

                                Shot stunningly, I thought it was brilliant. Be warned it's pretty brutal.


                                SPOILER

                                I loved the moral ambiguity of it, I thought the way it made the viewer an accomplice in terrible acts was very clever.
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                                  Originally posted by BennyHiFi View Post

                                  Probably my favourite so far too HJ. Was never quite sure where it was turning next and it always surprised me in a very satisfying way. Love the way the bass changes and the violin/brass interplay dances along so elegantly and the random human noises lift it up at just the right time into the transition. Excellent.

                                  Are you considering a physical release perchance?
                                  Thanks, that's wonderful feedback.

                                  I do plan a physical release at some stage, but I need to build up a few fans first! I'm currently midway through recording the 2nd EP. I'm really excited about this, I'm working with some amazing musicians and I've learnt a tonne. I also decided to lean into the crazier end of my songs.

                                  I don't know if you ever heard the mix LCD Soundsystem did for nike, 45,33. I plan on doing something like that afterwards and releasing it physically.

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                                    Originally posted by Raoul Duke III View Post

                                    All private houses? Seems like that is unnecessarily prescriptive. It's definitely not being followed either.

                                    (and I say this as someone whose better half works in the disability sector and constantly clucks at public amenities that are not wheelchair friendly)
                                    Build regs can't apply retroactively. So existing public building with non-accessible facilities get a pass. But new builds should fully comply.
                                    Regarding houses, it is also there to cover visitors to houses etc. So it includes things like having level access to the front door, sufficiently wide doorways etc. The default way to comply is to provide a certain minimum standard. But there's dispensation for small houses so they only need to provide a downstairs toilet not a full bathroom.

                                    I understand the logic that it over-prescriptive for private dwellings, where the owners are fully mobile. But at some point it will be sold (plus most new house are built for market).
                                    And if everyone built for their needs only, then there would be zero houses on the market for people with accessible needs.


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                                      KBC selling off its loan book to BOI but looks to be retaining retail banking (for how long? ). Non performing loans not part of the deal so I can only guess they'll be bundled off separately for vulture funds.

                                      Loss of two lenders is pretty bad for the average punter's mortgage. I wonder how long will it take for a fintech to offer something in this space.

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                                        Originally posted by coillcam View Post
                                        KBC selling off its loan book to BOI but looks to be retaining retail banking (for how long? ). Non performing loans not part of the deal so I can only guess they'll be bundled off separately for vulture funds.

                                        Loss of two lenders is pretty bad for the average punter's mortgage. I wonder how long will it take for a fintech to offer something in this space.
                                        To lose one retail bank seems careless, to lose two...

                                        There's been talk of low cost disruptors to the mortgage market for ages but they never seem to gain traction. Fred was one iirc.

                                        Think Avant Money seem to be cheapest right now.
                                        1.95% fixed for 7 years. Should look into it myself, currently paying 2.75% SVR. Could be this morning's side hustle.
                                        "We are not Europeans. Those people on the continent are freaks."

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                                          Originally posted by Hectorjelly View Post
                                          Kinda hilarious that she is talking about Defi stock markets, and the Coinbase listing on a traditional market, in the same breath.
                                          Happiness is not a goal; it is a by-product. ~Eleanor Roosevelt

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                                            Originally posted by Raoul Duke III View Post

                                            To lose one retail bank seems careless, to lose two...

                                            There's been talk of low cost disruptors to the mortgage market for ages but they never seem to gain traction. Fred was one iirc.

                                            Think Avant Money seem to be cheapest right now.
                                            1.95% fixed for 7 years. Should look into it myself, currently paying 2.75% SVR. Could be this morning's side hustle.
                                            KBC surely must think that in the absence of repossessions the risk/reward must be pretty bad for mortgages. The broker fella on the radio (Carl Deeter?) is always harping on about it killing the market and being the primary cause of high-interest rates.

                                            I've used KBC for my current account for a few years for free fees and mobile payments. They've brought in pensions, loan applications, and investments as additional functionality to their mobile app over time. Fair enough, those three are at a low level and I wouldn't use their pension/investment products but they seemed to be very aggressive on their digital strategy as well as scooping up loads of ex PTSB and Ulster customers.

                                            I wonder will they end up like Halifax and pull the pin completely? I loved the Halifax product back in the day, the first visa debit card in Ireland I believe, and free fees but there was a global financial meltdown. You know how that story finishes.

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                                              Originally posted by coillcam View Post

                                              KBC surely must think that in the absence of repossessions the risk/reward must be pretty bad for mortgages. The broker fella on the radio (Carl Deeter?) is always harping on about it killing the market and being the primary cause of high-interest rates.
                                              Definitely not the issue, we know that because Pearse McAuley Doherty our alternative minister for finance says its not any part of the problem. So there you are then
                                              Turning millions into thousands

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                                                This SF voter database thing is fascinating and could blow up. I'd love to know if there's a web app or mobile app developed for it. Has anyone seen it or have a working knowledge of it?

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                                                  A few bizarre choices here
                                                  https://www.google.com/amp/s/www.iri...232%3fmode=amp

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                                                    Originally posted by coillcam View Post

                                                    KBC surely must think that in the absence of repossessions the risk/reward must be pretty bad for mortgages. The broker fella on the radio (Carl Deeter?) is always harping on about it killing the market and being the primary cause of high-interest rates..
                                                    Don't think its had any notable effect. Its tiny numbers of homes affected, isn't it? Think its particularly high reserve requirements as the look-back window for Irish banks for determining their reserves includes the financial crisis. Once they get past that then rates should fall as reserves will fall massively. Like I think the reserves are adding something huge like 1% to mortgage rates. Its just more popular to claim its about evictions. Its vastly harder to repossess houses in e.g. France, and it has no effect on their rates.
                                                    "We're not f*cking Burundi" - Big Phil

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                                                      Originally posted by Dice75 View Post
                                                      How per chance did you happen across this?



                                                      People say I should be more humble I hope they understand, they don't listen when you mumble
                                                      Get a shiny metal Revolut card! And a free tenner!
                                                      https://revolut.com/referral/jamesb8!G10D21

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                                                        Originally posted by coillcam View Post
                                                        This SF voter database thing is fascinating and could blow up. I'd love to know if there's a web app or mobile app developed for it. Has anyone seen it or have a working knowledge of it?
                                                        I imagine all the major parties have something like this in action no?
                                                        SF's social media game being heavily integrated would be the main difference.

                                                        The interesting question is who is funding it. Its sounds a little more complex than an access database on MLM*s office 97 install
                                                        People say I should be more humble I hope they understand, they don't listen when you mumble
                                                        Get a shiny metal Revolut card! And a free tenner!
                                                        https://revolut.com/referral/jamesb8!G10D21

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                                                          Originally posted by DeadParrot View Post

                                                          How per chance did you happen across this?


                                                          Fully signed up

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                                                            Originally posted by Hitchhiker's Guide To... View Post

                                                            Don't think its had any notable effect. Its tiny numbers of homes affected, isn't it? Think its particularly high reserve requirements as the look-back window for Irish banks for determining their reserves includes the financial crisis. Once they get past that then rates should fall as reserves will fall massively. Like I think the reserves are adding something huge like 1% to mortgage rates. Its just more popular to claim its about evictions. Its vastly harder to repossess houses in e.g. France, and it has no effect on their rates.
                                                            Yep. "Irish banks must hold €50 of capital for every €1,000 of mortgage lending versus just €16 in Europe and the UK."
                                                            We are also a small country, scale is therefore smaller, less competition in a quasi-monopoly, and the repossession thing is not attractive of course.

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                                                              This is great in so many ways

                                                               

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                                                                The sorare fantasy football thing is great, for anyone sitting on the fence. I spent about a grand on players, which *should* be enough for those players to gain 250 points in real life fantasy football. 250 points gives you 0.2 eth or $30 in weekly prizes. So 3% return on investment every week, and then the player value itself keeps rising as the popularity rises. If you're thinking about it as an investment, it quickly starts to tick a lot of interesting boxes.
                                                                "We're not f*cking Burundi" - Big Phil

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                                                                  Originally posted by DeadParrot View Post

                                                                  How per chance did you happen across this?


                                                                  Seems like a crazy high number of young people are shilling that. Like it seems like it's a pretty normal thing for popular people on twitter and other social media. Just seems mad.

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                                                                    Originally posted by Raoul Duke III View Post

                                                                    didn't the sons end up blowing the whistle on him?
                                                                    Ed Thorp pointed it out decades ago. The monthly reports had steady returns regardless of conditions, and claimed trades that never happened.

                                                                    but no one was interested.

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                                                                      Were you searching for donkey videos again Solks?
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                                                                        Originally posted by Hitchhiker's Guide To... View Post
                                                                        The sorare fantasy football thing is great, for anyone sitting on the fence. I spent about a grand on players, which *should* be enough for those players to gain 250 points in real life fantasy football. 250 points gives you 0.2 eth or $30 in weekly prizes. So 3% return on investment every week, and then the player value itself keeps rising as the popularity rises. If you're thinking about it as an investment, it quickly starts to tick a lot of interesting boxes.
                                                                        TheJiggaman is this the same as that football index thing that blew up recently?
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                                                                          Originally posted by Denny Crane View Post

                                                                          Seems like a crazy high number of young people are shilling that. Like it seems like it's a pretty normal thing for popular people on twitter and other social media. Just seems mad.
                                                                          What even is it? explain to a person born in the last century.
                                                                          "We are not Europeans. Those people on the continent are freaks."

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                                                                            IOU dinner by the way, once they reopen I will book us in. FU Trump.
                                                                            "We are not Europeans. Those people on the continent are freaks."

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                                                                              Originally posted by Solksjaer! View Post
                                                                              This is great in so many ways
                                                                              It reminded me very much of The Corrs.

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                                                                                Originally posted by Raoul Duke III View Post

                                                                                What even is it? explain to a person born in the last century.
                                                                                You pay a subscription to see erotic pictures of someone. You don't even get a digital card of them like Hitch does with Sorare.

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                                                                                  Originally posted by hotspur View Post

                                                                                  It reminded me very much of The Corrs.
                                                                                  Jim is a complete ass - analogy checks out

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                                                                                    Originally posted by Denny Crane View Post

                                                                                    Ed Thorp pointed it out decades ago. The monthly reports had steady returns regardless of conditions, and claimed trades that never happened.

                                                                                    but no one was interested.
                                                                                    Bernie understood how people just love those magic beans
                                                                                    Turning millions into thousands

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                                                                                      Originally posted by Micknail View Post

                                                                                      TheJiggaman is this the same as that football index thing that blew up recently?
                                                                                      no

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                                                                                        Originally posted by Raoul Duke III View Post

                                                                                        What even is it? explain to a person born in the last century.
                                                                                        It's like a premium twitter. You pay to follow someone. I *think* originally it was claimed to be for chefs and private trainers but like all technology it got used for porn.

                                                                                        ​​​​​​It's funny in that probably no one pays for porn (other than HBO, HBO should pay for the porn). But a group of shoddy amateurs is making billions.

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                                                                                          I didn't realise how out of touch IPB is...only fans is a gigantic and not particularly recent phenomenon.

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                                                                                            Originally posted by Micknail View Post
                                                                                            Were you searching for donkey videos again Solks?
                                                                                            Pretty ladies singing make homer something something.

                                                                                            I know a perv however you cannot be uncheered by these ladies.

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                                                                                              Originally posted by hotspur View Post

                                                                                              It reminded me very much of The Corrs.
                                                                                              Only Andrea though .

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                                                                                                Originally posted by Hectorjelly View Post
                                                                                                I didn't realise how out of touch IPB is...only fans is a gigantic and not particularly recent phenomenon.
                                                                                                Has it got a use case beyond porn?
                                                                                                Turning millions into thousands

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                                                                                                  Originally posted by Strewelpeter View Post

                                                                                                  Has it got a use case beyond porn?
                                                                                                  You can use it for any sort of content (fitness, art etc), but I think the overwhelming use is erotic pictures.

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                                                                                                    Originally posted by Hectorjelly View Post

                                                                                                    You can use it for any sort of content (fitness, art etc), but I think the overwhelming use is erotic pictures.
                                                                                                    I promise not to be overwhelmed- send on a screen capture of your fav only fans pin up . A redhead or an Andrea . Your pick.

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                                                                                                      I know a lad making tens of thousands on it. Mad shit.

                                                                                                      Its made alot of people filthy rich.

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                                                                                                        Originally posted by Solksjaer! View Post

                                                                                                        I promise not to be overwhelmed- send on a screen capture of your fav only fans pin up . A redhead or an Andrea . Your pick.
                                                                                                        How's your blood pressure? I have pretty exotic tastes!

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                                                                                                          Go on CHD stick your Onlyfans link up.

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                                                                                                            Happiness is not a goal; it is a by-product. ~Eleanor Roosevelt

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                                                                                                              Originally posted by Hectorjelly View Post
                                                                                                              I didn't realise how out of touch IPB is...only fans is a gigantic and not particularly recent phenomenon.
                                                                                                              If I'm being called 'out of touch' for being unaware of that particular manifestation of human stupidity then I'm cool with that.
                                                                                                              "We are not Europeans. Those people on the continent are freaks."

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                                                                                                                Alright BBV,

                                                                                                                That app I mentioned I was putting together has just been released.

                                                                                                                https://getbump.ca

                                                                                                                It'll be useless in Ireland until I get some Irish customers but I'm tossing it in here in the hope that anyone who knows anyone that has a businesses that takes bookings might hook me up with a conversation.


                                                                                                                This may or may not be an original thought of my own.
                                                                                                                All efforts were made to make this thought original but with the abundance of thoughts in the world the originality of this thought cannot be guaranteed.
                                                                                                                The author is not liable for any issue arising from the platitudinous nature of this post.

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                                                                                                                  Originally posted by Raoul Duke III View Post

                                                                                                                  If I'm being called 'out of touch' for being unaware of that particular manifestation of human stupidity then I'm cool with that.
                                                                                                                  Bet you don't even make your own music
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                                                                                                                    Originally posted by CHDad View Post
                                                                                                                    I know a lad making tens of thousands on it. Mad shit.

                                                                                                                    Its made alot of people filthy rich.
                                                                                                                    It's one of those mad steep curves where almost nobody is making any money on average but the 0.001% are all gazillionaires.
                                                                                                                    "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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                                                                                                                      at pretending not to know what onlyfans is - or not actually knowing- that’s a whole new level out of touch

                                                                                                                      but if genuine it’s just the logical progression of social media turning Yong people into degen attention whores- not a big leap to graduate to being actual whores
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                                                                                                                        Must check in on Bubblekings YouTube channel
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                                                                                                                          Originally posted by Micknail View Post

                                                                                                                          Bet you don't even make your own music
                                                                                                                          I can fart the national anthem.
                                                                                                                          "We are not Europeans. Those people on the continent are freaks."

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