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Hi jared.
Firstly a minor admin notice.
Due to the fact I couldn’t get jetpack to update because of some sort of extraction error I had to completely kill and reinstall it.
If something is screwed with jetpack or wordpress settings please set things to how you want.
I have tried to set things that should be set right, but I am only human.
Thanks, crashmaster.

Articles.
Specter and meltdown.
Yeah, this is old by a few days from us cert.
Is it a problem?
judging from firmware updates to the new hp remote box that came out today it seems its patched.
Just remember all that have them, if you get an update to your firmware please install it.
Please check your updates the way you do them from your manufacturer’s site.
Chances are the automatically installed software will do that when you run it but if not or you removed it, you need your machiens serial number or something to get access at least for hp units.
2. android.
Nothing is secure, be carefull where you go this thing will get fixed like everything else even if its not done allready.
Next government sites.
You’d think they would be secured, but yeah our government has been blasted because sites were not secured right.
And even if they are secure, overload that site and you may get information which is not yours or worse.
I havn’t had issues with non secured sites, but have had an issue where all benifits were cut because of a system crash.
I reported on time my situation it was noted down and shortly after that I was traveling.
I get back and am told all benifits are cut because I didn’t report.
I ring contact centre.
The data did come through but the system crashed so the output never made it.
The system was fixed, but as my situation did not go over the benifit expiry date no one thought about fixing the error and a lot of error messages got sent and that was all.
The opperater said after a pause of a minute that checks with the customs computers proved I was back and my data matched and that there in fact was no issue and the errors were just errors.
A sinical version of me though could be fooled into thinking that the data never made it and they were covering their rears.
The issue was fixed, and I was told to call back if there was an issue.
Here is the issue, after going through not only 2 step, but voice, photo, police, security, and several address checks, codes both via paper, voice and in person as well as email, you’d think if the system was nice and secure that if it screwed up someone would be able to notice it but I guess not.
Sadly an open system like android will be prone to more security issues than closed source, opensource is good, faster upgrades, faster patching, better security, and full user interaction, but the same things that make it fast are security holes.
Its the risk you take with your stuff there is nothing different.
Do I trust local and national government systems, I don’t say with my data, I do trust that they are secure enough I don’t have to worry about them if they don’t work.
Ofcause, while I need to access them the times I really need to directly access them are rarely to almost never and only have to be for security, varification checks, revarification and or if I need to travel, or update passports, address details, or services.
Most of this is automatic and so I am confident it works, ofcause if I forget my password thats a problem which I probably will since I hardly need to access the system.
I do have an access pin which I hope I never forget.
I do have questions but I just hope I don’t forget those.
There is always a ballance between user and security, you need to find it then you may be fine or maybe not.

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Meltdown and spector are not done, what’s next?

In news I read today, Meltdown and Spector are not done yet. From Cyberscoop, we have an article I’m passing along Tech giants reveal new variant of Meltdown and Spectre vulns and I’m curious on what Security Now has to say about it. This can’t be good in the long term. You’d think the patches were a start to this, but people aren’t done trying to pick these vulns out. The A.J. Sunday Retreat talks about the Meltdown and spector as we knew it, but now, there is more than we know. This aught to get very interesting.

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Did you know that Android is vulnerable? Research shows its not getting updated

In a recent article we learn that android is not all that secure because they aren’t getting updated. On the flip side, IOS and PC’s are just as bad, although PC’s don’t have to worry about it that much if you use it responsibly. No one is updating their Android devices, new data shows is the article, and you’re ready to click through to read it at your convenience. Let me know your thoughts.

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Confucius is now back, did you think it was dead?

In an article entitled Confucius Update: New Tools and Techniques, Further Connections with Patchwork – TrendLabs Security Intelligence Blog and this is quite interesting. This is the beginning I think of a bigger problem we’ll have to fight.

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Running a government site? You should be ashamed of yourself for this: especially if you’re the pentagon

So I recently read an article on Cyberscoop that talks about the government, more specifically, the pentagon. You’d think that security is important when it comes with the government, however, they have proven not to care that much. Pentagon’s websites need better security, Wyden says is the name of the article, and this can’t be a good sign. Self signed certs is not the way to go now a days. You need an authority to sign certs. Check the article out, let me know your thoughts.

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If you live in California, you’ll want to read this

Hi all,

While perusing the tech news of the feeds I subscribe to, Cyberscoop was the one that wrote up a story dealing with a California Breach. The article Hackers steal PII and payment info of thousands of California residents in company breach was posted May 21, 2018 and its something we Californians need to be aware of. This can’t be good. I have a very bad hunch that this is only going to get worse, and sadly, there is nothing we can do as a whole to stop it except to not do business online. Sometimes, thats the best thing, because we want services only available online. I’m not saying that we should completely stop, but with all the breaches coming, how can we learn how to protect ourselves? This is not going to be good, but I hope that we can find a solution. Thoughts?

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Comments for this week

Hi.
Thought I’d lump everything into this thing.
1. dictation is it secure.
Sure, are your habbits secure?
Would you yell your credit card number in a public place to all that can hear.
No.
The same is for medical information.
I would assume you would set things up when at home, or in the place if thats how you handled things.
There are just some things you type in even if you can dictate, its commen sence.
Sadly while not secure info exactly I have heard people yell conversations out in the bars on their phones or in cafes or other eateries.
Not only is it diskirtious and really insecure its annoying as muther fucking god!
We don’t need this.
If used properly then dictation is a usefull tool.
Put it this way, if you get crushed to death by your chipper because you decided to unstick a jam by putting your foot in it and giving it a shove?
Probably if its broken but if by the action you breaking it further by doing that it probably is your’s.
With technologies like dictation a lot of the owniss should actually be on the user.
Now if that info is online and gets hacked via dictation thats another thing entirely but I do think users need to use their ai systems a lot more well like you would do normally.
The net is almost the same as real life and should be treated as such.
Your identity is public, your information is public, I am sure some government agency is reading this post.
Thats what we all should be thinking, big brother is watching.
That means don’t be an intire fucking idiot, don’t be stupid.
This is the real world we are talking here, sadly some just choose or believe its not.
Text is a terrible medium to write in at any case voice is the key but there is a risk in everything.
2. klango.
I used it back when dialup existed and yeah I remember it all.
At first it was fine but as forums and groups grew out of proportion things started to go wrong.
I never used it extensively, but there were rumors of bad management, hackers, bad admin staff, one rumor from a user to another said that after reporting that after a particularly bad time with arguments with another user an admin told them to go kill themselves.
Ofcause rumors in these places like any electronic board are rife, so are banns for no reason, bad admins and the like.
I kept out of people’s way but as links broke and badness came out of it things improved klango died.
With twitter going the way it seems to be and facebook not far behind klango may rise up again it was a good platform I wish it could be continued and upgraded.
With the event of win10 and other things, privacy is a big thing, but choosing what we have on means we choose to share things like location, speech data, update information etc.
Using a modern system from windows to apple to android means to have the interactive experience we have we need to send a lot of data gigs and gigs of it.
And that data will be stored and sadly used for adds and addware because we as users want to be as low cost or free as we can.
Nothing is free even if they say it is.
And while I don’t care for adds, I do view adds and promotions for things like my shopping mall, bits for the paper, things like that.
The issue is that if I am having adds I want them for my city for things I recognise not forign adds. and ofcause the dangerous ones always exist.
You can’t control internet adds etc.
I mean we all get spam snailmail, and sometimes we read it.
In 1996 to 2001, spam email actually worked like normal junkmail.
If junk mail that we recieved via post came via email maybe once a day and not all the time, then I’d read it.
All those catalogs and whats on things.
Another issue with all this is that we try to fix what is not broken.
Most of the security is not in fact a virus, hacker or ransomware attack.
Its that we need to be carefull within ourselves and not be half asleep especially online.
And with that I will go and sleep myself.

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Klango closing May 24

Hi all,
On this posting through Klango.net they announce their closing as of May 24th. OI saw an email saying I had a new message. I’ve not personally used the service in many years, and have not used the oftware in some time. I did look at it and saw some cool things, but then stopped using it. I thought it was great for those who used computers, yet wanted a simpler interface for browsing the web and listening to audio. I was able to listen to my internet station through it, and found the messaging cool. How many have used it, and what do you think is next?

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Technology podcast 277 is now available!

Hi all,

The technology podcast, podcast 277 is now up. I know I’ve neglected this blog for quite awhile, and I hope to get right back in to it really soon. Today, I finished up the work on the podcast, and our RSS feed is having a copy of it as well as the mixcloud. Please find below the podcast’s show notes where links may be given.

Welcome to podcast 277 of the technology podcast series with Jared Rimer. Is diction a security risk, especially when it comes to habits as dictating medical and other history that you may text to someone that you feel isn’t a problem? A podcast I heard dealing with the disabled braught this up, and I thought about it. Its quite interesting, and the security experts call this a trade off. Next, we have a 6 part series dealing with cyberland, and its many adventures. F-secure posted this in their youtube channel, and I thought it should be shared. Next, T-Mobile Employee Made Unauthorized ‘SIM Swap’ to Steal Instagram Account is discussed. I’ve also put similar thoughts out on the phone lines. Finally, our contact information. I hope you’ll enjoy the program as much as I have, and I’ll be back soon with another one.


Thanks so much for listening!

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The A.J. Sunday retreat is now up

On the rss feed we talk about our weeks off, and other odds and ends. Here is the show notes for this show.
After a two-week hiatus, 98.6Themix presents Episode 5 of The A.J. Sunday Retreat with Mando and Jared! In this show, the following will be discussed:

  • Ever wondered how spammers and telemarketers get ahold of your phone number? This article will explain what goes behind all this and ways to prevent from your number being exposed. You can find this article at Why Your Phone Gets So Many Spam Calls, And How To Stop Them.
  • People like myself like to at times replace certain components of electronics and other items but yet, the fear of breaking the sticker that can possibly void the warranty looms into our minds. Going to the store, or shipping the product back for replacement can be time-consuming and may set one back. This article called Those ‘Void If Broken’ Warranty Stickers Are Actually Illegal. describes how these stickers are illegal and should not be used against us who are capable of rplacing easy to replace parts.
  • Has it ever occurred to you that constant power outages can ultimately take a toll on expensive products, such as your computer, studio mixer and beyond. A recent experience will be talked about and how I solved this issue for future outages. Here is a link to the product I purchased and I hope you find this beneficial. The item I purchased is called CyberPower CP1000PFCLCD PFC Sinewave UPS System, 1000VA/600W, 10 Outlets, AVR, Mini-Tower.
  • Mando gets made fun of in our last segment.
  • Hope you will enjoy today’s show!

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technology podcast 276: the tech retrospective

Wonder how life was for me and how I was supported? My father. Listen to this retrospective as I recount what he’s done throughout his life for me and how I benefitted it. Go to the RSS feed for the show and find below, the notes.
On this podcast, I talk about dad, what he did in regards to me and technology. I also talk about a tech glitch that I found through some comments, and how I’m planning to fix it. I hope you enjoy the podcast. Read the full 2 and a half page letter to dad including any comments by clicking on the link. Thanks for listening!

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IOS and Mac updtates now ou

Hi all,

This blog post from Apple Vis indicates that there are IOS and Mac updates. Mainly security patches, but nothing huge if you’re running a 7 or below. The fixes for IOS is dealing with iphone 8 specifics.

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Tech podcast 275 is now out

Tech podcast 275 is on our RSS feed for you to enjoy.


Hello everyone. Welcome to another podcast here on the Jared Rimer Network. This is the technology podcast, podcast number 275. On this podcast, we:

  • introduce and Armando demonstrates WinSCP.
  • A ted talk talking about Grammarly and a bug that was found that allowed anyone to read what you wrote.
  • Don’t Give Away Historic Details About Yourself was an interesting read, and I talk about it in my thoughts. It may be also discussed as part of a things to ponder segment as part of the AJSR program on the mix.
  • Medical Technology and how it is used in Africa was a very interesting talk, and we don’t see this too often and found it interesting enough to share it.
  • Understanding Code Signing Abuse in Malware Campaigns is discussed in a segment asking if you’ve downloaded anything you weren’t expecting. We all have. I rehash old stuff a little bit, compare it to what can happen today, and talk about some of the data.

Contact information is at the end of the program, so feel free to utalize that to contact me. Thanks for listening!

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The A.J. Sunday retreat is now up

mer.net/ajsr”>Here is the RSS feed for the show. Below, please find the show notes.


98.6TheMix is proud to present Episode 4 of the A.J. sunday Retreat with Mando and Jared! In this episode, the following will be discussed:

  • We will talk to Mando’s guest who has graciously took time out of his busy schedule to discuss his experience in using a Macintosh computer and how the retirement of Nicecast has affected his radio broadcasting abilities, along with other randomness that may come up in discussion. You can read about Nice Cast retirement at Nicecast Has Been Retired
  • Effective sometime in the near future, Twitter has decided to exclude third party access to their Application Programming Interface. (APIs). If such is on the horizon, this spells the end of third-party interactive Twitter clients which means you will not be able to receive all events such as mentions, message and the like. We will listen to concerns from the pannel, as well as any other participants who wish to join us on 98.6TheMix TeamTalk server, found at 98.6TheMix Home Page. For more information about this topic, you can read this article that can be found at Your Favorite Twitter Client Is about To Break.
  • We often talk about security when using a computer and/or mobile device. However, have you considered thinking about security at home? How can you stay protected as a person who has a disability, as well as those who have limited challenges such as language barriers? In this segment, Mando will talk about his experiences with various types of home security systems, some of the challenges he faced when operating the cameras and his recent investment his family made by request.

We hope you enjoy today’s show and please send us any feedback!

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Podcasts released on the network

There were two podcasts released on the network that effect this blog.

The Technology podcast, podcast 274 which you can find on the tech RSS feed is the first to go to my mixcloud page. I’ll talk more about mix cloud later, but we have it on passing on this podcast. Here are the show notes for this podcast, which is numbered 274.


Welcome to podcast 274. Are you familiar with how someone who would get dressed could do it if they have a disability that prevents them from doing it on their own? A very powerful ted talk will talk about this, in what I’d call the low tech segment. Are you familiar with Philmore Productions? A customer gives me a file that was posted to one of their bulletine boards, and asks some questions. This 33 minute segment talks about my thoughts on the file, and it is not looking good. I’ll let you listen to the segment and decide this on your own, but I call this my thought piece. Next, have you mistyped domains? We all have. In an article pened by Brian Krebs entitled Omitting the “o” in .com Could Be Costly gives some insites that I talk about. Finally, I started a Mix Cloud page and I DISCUSS this site a little bit. All of this and contact information is all at the end. I hope you’ll enjoy the podcast, and thanks for listening!


Also, The A.J. Sunday Retreat is also up. Its RSS can be found through jaredrimer.net just like the tech podcast is. This podcast is a music and talk show as we discussed when I braught it along, and there is some tech for this podcast.

Here are the show notes for that podcast if you wish to review them.


98.6TheMix Presents Episode 3 of the A.J. Sunday Retreat with Mando and Jared!

In this episode the following will be discussed.

  • Are self-driving automobiles a good or bad idea? We will focus our attention on an article in which an executive from Toyota claims that self-driving cars will kill hundreds, while at the same time saving thousands. The article can be found at: Self-driving cars could kill hundreds but save tens of thousands
  • Herbie has expressed intrest in the subject of Amazon providing Prime Membership discounts to those who are receiving government aid such as Medicare. Despite arguments of opponents stating that even though Amazon has made such move to provide discounts, people who are low-income will not shop online regardless. can this be true? This article can be found at: Amazon Offers Prime Discount for Medicaid Recipients
  • In 2014, gun rights in Iowa have been extended to grant the ability for blind people to keep and bear arms. This in turn has law enforcement scratching their heads. What are we talking about? This article, which can be found at: Iowa grants gun permits to the blind talks about the good and bad in relation to blind people being able to carry a gun. Can this be a good or bad thing? Stay tuned as we discuss this and more on the show.
  • If time permits, we will have an open forum session in which you the listener/participant can express whatever is on your mind.

    We hope you enjoy today’s show and Thanks for listening, and please leave that feedback!


    I hope you’ll consider either of these podcasts, and I’m working on 275 for tech as we speak.

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A.J. Sunday Retreat is now up on the Jared Rimer Network

The RSS feed of the A.J. Sunday retreat is through JaredRimer.net but the show notes aren’t appearing there for some reason. But, the show is up, and the show notes follow. Please be in touch on what you think.


98.6TheMix Presents Week 2 of The A.J. Sunday Retreat with Jared and Mando!
In this show the following topics will be discussed:

  • We will begin with introductions, as well as taking care of any relevant show contact information, followed by a new 3-5 minute prerecorded segment called Things to Ponder, featuring whatever happens to be on your show hosts’ mind throughout the week. In this case, Segment 1 of Things to Ponder will piggyback off of Herbie’s Smart Devices topic, which can be heard at: The A.J. Sunday Retreat, March 18, 2018. An eye-opening situation occurred to one of your show hosts on Monday, March 19, 2018. What happened may you ask? We invite you to take a listen and find out for yourself.
  • Upon Walk of Life by Dyer straights’s song we will then dive into the never-ending topic of Malware and how it’s affecting Android devices. We will be discussing two well-written articles in relation to this. The first article deals with new malware that has the ability to steal data, along with recording phone conversations. This article can be found at: New Android malware steals user data, records audio and incurs phone charges. In addition, what appears to be a legit banking app turns out to be a trogen that spells disaster. this article can be found at: New Variant of BankBot Banking Trojan Ups Ante, Cashes Out on Android Users.
  • Segment 2 of things to Ponder is presented by Jared and its focus is on a homeless hacker who turned in Chelsea Manning. Jared will enlighten us what happened to the homeless hacker, as well as share his comments/thoughts in relation to this. The mentioned article can be found at: Homeless Hacker’ Who Turned in Chelsea Manning, Dead at 37. Moreover, we know how smart our young youth can be since technology has influenced him/her in many ways.
  • Have you ever thought of a teenager who’s 15 actually doing something good when in fact he or she can be viewed as a troublemaker? The article in question talks about a flaw that a fifteen-year-old discovered and what action he took to make those affected aware. The article can be found at: 15-Year-old Finds Flaw in Ledger Crypto Wallet. Read Wikipedia on Adrian.
  • We cover the topic of Facebook and their recent Behavior and questionable issues. Here is the youtube video Here is the CNN article.

We hope you enjoy today’s fun-filled show! This show lasts 112 minutes. Thanks for listening, and please leave that feedback!

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Security now podcast 655 is up!

I haven’t done this in awhile, but Armando gave me some information that security now is covering. Please go to security Now’s RSS feed to pick up your copy. Please feel free to find the notations from the RSS feed below. More importantly, Armando talked about and braught to my attention the fact that a vehicle that is driverless killed someone. I’m not sure what the story is, however, I’m willing to find out.


This week we discuss the aftermath of CTS Labs’ abrupt disclosure of flaws in AMD’s outsourced chipsets, Intel’s plans for the future and their recent
microcode update news, several of Microsoft’s recent announcements and actions, the importance of testing… in this case VPNs; the first self-driving
automobile pedestrian death, a SQRL update, a bit of closing the loop feedback with our listeners, and a look a the outcome of last week’s annual Pwn2Own
hacking competition.

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The A.J. Sunday retreat, podcast 1

The Talking Tech and Security podcast and show has been discontinued due to the host violating station rules. However, don’t worry because A.J.’s sunday retreat is a combination of that show and even more.

Here is the show description from the mix.


On this show, we’ll focus our efforts on technology, the security landscape, and whatever else might come across our desks as time allows. We’ll also have music from mainstream to independent just to mix it up. There may be some adult content possible.


The RSS feed can be found through the Jared Rimer Network for you to peruse at your convnience.

Here is the show notes for podcast 1 of this new program which can be heard live on Sundays from 4 to 6 pacific time.


98.6TheMix Presents The A.J. Sunday Retreat With Mando and Jared
In this show, we will cover the following topics:

  • Both show hosts will introduce each other and give out necessary station/show contact information.
  • Herbie will present Smart Home upon Kool & the Gang – Celebration song, which is estimated to take at most a half an hour, provided how many pannel members participate with us on the station teamTalk server.
  • The seconde topic will focus on Criminals who are celling legit certificates as though they are the certificate authority. This topic is presented by Jared and Mando. The article can be found at: Criminals sell counterfeit certificates to make malware look legitimate
  • Following any Q&A and whatever song chosen, we will then proceed to discuss the topic involving Equifax. The article we will primarily be talking about can be found at: Equifax says 2.4 million more Americans impacted by 2017 mega-breach.
  • We will end with anything else that may come across our desks and perhaps discuss anything that was not clear during the show.

We hope you enjoy our debut of The A.J Sunday Retreat!


Please feel free to subscribe, and make your voice heard on what you like or don’t like. Thanks for reading and listening!

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Here’s some of what I’ve been reading of late

hi all,

Here’s what I’ve been reading of late that people might find of interest.

  • Financial Cyber Threat Sharing Group Phished (Krebs on Security) This article was of interest because the financial industry has control of our money and allows us to either spend what we have, or go broke, depending on our own financial situation. They don’t have a say so on how we spend our money, but money is printed and the whole bit so we have it available. The fact that anyone in any sector can be phished shows how vulnerable the human mind is. It just takes one mistake to have an issue.
  • Nuance Communications says NotPetya attack has cost it $92 million since June (Cyberscoop) I selected this one for the blog because we all know who Nuance Communications is. They are the ones who gave us some voices for our access technology and other products. The fact they’re in other businessesdoesn’t surprise me. The fact they got hit with ransomware or malware doesn’t necessarily surprise me either, because we just don’t know who will get hit with these things today. What gets me is the amount of money lost by such an attack. 92 million dollars to lose is a big amount for a company and the original story before I read it had a figure of almost 100 million. My only questions is how they come up with these numbers. I’m not saying they’re wrong, but I’m asking how they can figure out that it is 92 million, 98 million, or even 100 million if thats what they could’ve lost. If they spent that much, I could see that in records, but I believe the number was 92 million lost in potential sales, and that, I’m wondering about.
  • Android still has issues, and this Cyberscoop article might be of interest to you. New Android malware steals user data, records audio and incurs phone charges is the article, and is something to be aware of.
  • In the what the hell department, I saw this article from Cyberscoop entitled Big banks want to weaken the internet’s underlying security protocol and I was like what the hell? What are they thinking? Read this and submit your comments.
  • Trust certificates is the way SSL works. In a very shocking article, Cyber Scoop is reporting that 23,000 certs were recently revoked in an article Trustico revokes 23,000 SSL certificates due to compromise and I just had to shake my head.

There’s plenty more on my twitter feed that might catch your attention. Let me know your thoughts.

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The Feds Can Now (Probably) Unlock Every iPhone Model In Existence

Oh boy. Here we go. What do you all think?

Sources say iPhone X and iPhone 8 can already be unlocked via Israeli company Cellebrite, one of America’s favorite contractors.

Source: The Feds Can Now (Probably) Unlock Every iPhone Model In Existence

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