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Re: WCDT Strips 3166-3170 (29 February - 4 March 2016)
« Reply #50 on: 29 Feb 2016, 21:31 »

What?!  No smelly hippies in the comic?
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Re: WCDT Strips 3166-3170 (29 February - 4 March 2016)
« Reply #51 on: 29 Feb 2016, 22:19 »

THE SIMPSONS ARE GOING TO DELAWARE!

All of these Delaware posts and no mention of this?  Shame...

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Glad to see all the love for Oatmeal Raisin cookies.  They are the class to chocolate chip's swag.
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Re: WCDT Strips 3166-3170 (29 February - 4 March 2016)
« Reply #52 on: 29 Feb 2016, 22:26 »

If it's class you're seeking, then what's really missing is shortbread.
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Re: WCDT Strips 3166-3170 (29 February - 4 March 2016)
« Reply #53 on: 29 Feb 2016, 23:46 »

Yeah, I kind of figured that Bubbles was like that with those she considered her friends: No matter how irritating their behaviour was, she'd be polite and sacrifice her comfort for quiet and peace. Thankfully, Faye worked it out on her own before it became unbearable.
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Re: WCDT Strips 3166-3170 (29 February - 4 March 2016)
« Reply #54 on: 01 Mar 2016, 03:12 »

Note Bubbles' relief in the last panel. Pretty sure Faye was 2 farts away from setting off all of her biological weapon alarms.
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Re: WCDT Strips 3166-3170 (29 February - 4 March 2016)
« Reply #55 on: 01 Mar 2016, 04:14 »

Bubbles is someone who doesn't get disgusted by disgusting smells.
Honestly, she might. From her reaction in the last panel she might have just been being polite to Faye so she didn't feel bad for coming in smelly for months.
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Re: WCDT Strips 3166-3170 (29 February - 4 March 2016)
« Reply #56 on: 01 Mar 2016, 05:17 »

Bubbles is someone who doesn't get disgusted by disgusting smells.
Honestly, she might. From her reaction in the last panel she might have just been being polite to Faye so she didn't feel bad for coming in smelly for months.

What I'm taking from that panel is that Bubbles is more human-like than she likes to admit to.
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Re: WCDT Strips 3166-3170 (29 February - 4 March 2016)
« Reply #57 on: 01 Mar 2016, 08:49 »

Just because someone is not harmed by something you do, and/or is capable of tuning out or otherwise controlling their resction to it, doesn't mean they won't appreciate it if you stop. Also, Pungent Peach -- what about all the less-controllable organic olfactories with which you associate or even share living space? This epiphany could not have come too soon, methinks.
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Re: WCDT Strips 3166-3170 (29 February - 4 March 2016)
« Reply #58 on: 01 Mar 2016, 11:56 »

Yeah, I kind of figured that Bubbles was like that with those she considered her friends: No matter how irritating their behaviour was, she'd be polite and sacrifice her comfort for quiet and peace. Thankfully, Faye worked it out on her own before it became unbearable.

My first thought after reading Panel 3 was that Faye was going to do a whole "sorry for assuming you'd react the same way" thing like Veronica did a few days ago.
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Re: WCDT Strips 3166-3170 (29 February - 4 March 2016)
« Reply #59 on: 01 Mar 2016, 12:20 »

What?!  No smelly hippies in the comic?
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Re: WCDT Strips 3166-3170 (29 February - 4 March 2016)
« Reply #60 on: 01 Mar 2016, 12:28 »

What?!  No smelly hippies in the comic?

Eh, I'd argue Amir could almost count, his bio DOES label him as 'slightly crusty,' but it goes on to clarify that he IS, in fact, a chill bro.

Also, I believe SitnSpin's observation still holds true. Amir's got certain musical tastes. I recall he met Nat in a mosh pit, and there was some sort of body-injuring involved in that. I can't remember the exact details
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Re: WCDT Strips 3166-3170 (29 February - 4 March 2016)
« Reply #61 on: 01 Mar 2016, 12:29 »

Then, that whole argument is based on how I personally define 'crusty,' as a physical state of being as opposed to a personality trait.
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Re: WCDT Strips 3166-3170 (29 February - 4 March 2016)
« Reply #62 on: 01 Mar 2016, 13:16 »

As I recall, Nat wasn't exactly the most hygiene-friendly either.
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Re: WCDT Strips 3166-3170 (29 February - 4 March 2016)
« Reply #63 on: 01 Mar 2016, 13:29 »

Hippies can't mosh?
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Re: WCDT Strips 3166-3170 (29 February - 4 March 2016)
« Reply #64 on: 01 Mar 2016, 14:10 »

I'd have thought Bubbles would have an inbuilt sensor for oil levels, if only because having to use a tester in the field would be inconvenient.
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Re: WCDT Strips 3166-3170 (29 February - 4 March 2016)
« Reply #65 on: 01 Mar 2016, 14:12 »

Now she can sniff her Tea in peace knowing the evil Unicorns won't appear when Faye's around
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Re: WCDT Strips 3166-3170 (29 February - 4 March 2016)
« Reply #66 on: 01 Mar 2016, 14:13 »

I'd have thought Bubbles would have an inbuilt sensor for oil levels, if only because having to use a tester in the field would be inconvenient.

It might be part of the regular maintenance cycle on the joints of her exo-armour (which has been established to be apparel, not body). You have to do regular moving parts inspections on AFVs in the field so why not carapace armour?
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Re: WCDT Strips 3166-3170 (29 February - 4 March 2016)
« Reply #67 on: 01 Mar 2016, 14:37 »

As I recall, Nat wasn't exactly the most hygiene-friendly either.
Considering that they both squicked Hanners with their lack of hygiene (including Amir living in the practice space), there are certainly some issues there
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Re: WCDT Strips 3166-3170 (29 February - 4 March 2016)
« Reply #68 on: 01 Mar 2016, 16:24 »

As I recall, Nat wasn't exactly the most hygiene-friendly either.

It was remarked upon in-comic, though Amir made more of an effort to be sociable than did Nat, and so likely got a bit of a pass, along with some friendly off-panel advice that urinal cakes aren't really the best substitute for soap.
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Re: WCDT Strips 3166-3170 (29 February - 4 March 2016)
« Reply #69 on: 01 Mar 2016, 18:41 »

The ladies of the QC universe sure do love their smuty books  :laugh:  I think it's the sequel to the one Faye was reading earlier.

Harlequin must be a multi billion dollar company there.
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Re: WCDT Strips 3166-3170 (29 February - 4 March 2016)
« Reply #70 on: 01 Mar 2016, 18:48 »

And now we come to the nightmare fuel portion of the evening.
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Re: WCDT Strips 3166-3170 (29 February - 4 March 2016)
« Reply #71 on: 01 Mar 2016, 18:48 »

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Re: WCDT Strips 3166-3170 (29 February - 4 March 2016)
« Reply #72 on: 01 Mar 2016, 18:50 »

Wondering how tightly regulated Chassis Technicians are in the QCverse. 

In particular, given what May was convicted of, maybe the terms of her parole are more stringent about what mods or repairs she's allowed to make?

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Re: WCDT Strips 3166-3170 (29 February - 4 March 2016)
« Reply #73 on: 01 Mar 2016, 19:01 »

I imagine that if there are any mods for the more anthropomorphic AnthroPCs, May might not be allowed any whatsoever for the duration of her parole. Use a base model for X years. If hers really is falling apart at the seams, they might transfer her to another body, or just get a roll of duct-tape....

On a wider scale, I get the feeling that mods might be a heavily regulated practice for the more humanoid looking AnthroPCs. Maybe those working in heavy industry or the military might get access to parts to help them, but it might be heavily restricted in the civilian sectors.
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Re: WCDT Strips 3166-3170 (29 February - 4 March 2016)
« Reply #74 on: 01 Mar 2016, 19:17 »

I think it's the sequel to the one Faye was reading earlier.

Or the yaoi version.

If hers really is falling apart at the seams, they might transfer her to another body, or just get a roll of duct-tape....

Isn't that what's peeking out from under her shirt on the right side of her abdomen? (her right, our left)
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Re: WCDT Strips 3166-3170 (29 February - 4 March 2016)
« Reply #75 on: 01 Mar 2016, 20:00 »

Fortunately, Marigold has a spare chassis laying around, probably.

*imagines May's vocabulary coming from the Chibi-Momo chassis*

On the other hand, it might be best for everyone if with stick with Zombie May.
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Re: WCDT Strips 3166-3170 (29 February - 4 March 2016)
« Reply #76 on: 01 Mar 2016, 20:11 »

Fortunately, Marigold has a spare chassis laying around, probably.

*imagines May's vocabulary coming from the Chibi-Momo chassis*

On the other hand, it might be best for everyone if with stick with Zombie May.

Don't forget that Momo's chibi chassis was the model that had the electric shock self-defense mechanism and the ability to shoot out live eels from an undisclosed orifice. Giving them to May would be worse than giving Pintsize fully functional hands.
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Re: WCDT Strips 3166-3170 (29 February - 4 March 2016)
« Reply #77 on: 01 Mar 2016, 20:13 »

I-is this Evil Dead now??
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Re: WCDT Strips 3166-3170 (29 February - 4 March 2016)
« Reply #78 on: 01 Mar 2016, 20:22 »

Nah, Shaun Of The Dead at most.


Evil Dead had less cussing over the course of 3 movies
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Re: WCDT Strips 3166-3170 (29 February - 4 March 2016)
« Reply #79 on: 01 Mar 2016, 20:23 »

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Re: WCDT Strips 3166-3170 (29 February - 4 March 2016)
« Reply #80 on: 01 Mar 2016, 21:15 »

It looks as though May is having a bad day. 

The "obvious" next step is calling Momo and asking permission for May to use her KawaiiPC chassis - or calling I dunno who to see whether May's even compatible with it or allowed to transfer out of her parole chassis. 

I'm sure the parole officer would want that shock capability disabled, at least.

Unlike Momo, May might actually set up the aquarium and take the still-unused coupon down to the pet store to pick up some eels.  She'd think that would be a hoot!  She'd  shoot eels (preferably bitey varieties) at people who pissed her off.  Which is to say, almost anybody.  Though her parole officer might have something to say about that too if she hears about it.

She'd probably punk out the chassis anyway, in a rebellion against 'pathetic perverted japafuckingnese lolicon cutesy.'  Ripped jeans, sneakers, an unexpected hairstyle, and some kind of offensive tee-shirt, at least.  Further chassis mods possible, though much depends on what Momo will allow or whether May outright buys the chassis.

Of course, the other possibility is she gets a new chassis from the parole board, so that she can continue to fulfill the "Remaining Employed" portion of her parole.  But that chassis probably wouldn't be funny.
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Re: WCDT Strips 3166-3170 (29 February - 4 March 2016)
« Reply #81 on: 01 Mar 2016, 21:18 »

So, was she talking about a dead whale or a dead whore?

 
It looks as though May is having a bad day. 

The "obvious" next step is calling Momo and asking permission for May to use her KawaiiPC chassis - or calling I dunno who to see whether May's even compatible with it or allowed to transfer out of her parole chassis. 

I'm sure the parole officer would want that shock capability disabled, at least.

Unlike Momo, May might actually set up the aquarium and take the still-unused coupon down to the pet store to pick up some eels.  She'd think that would be a hoot!  She'd  shoot eels (preferably bitey varieties) at people who pissed her off.  Which is to say, almost anybody.  Though her parole officer might have something to say about that too if she hears about it.

She'd probably punk out the chassis anyway, in a rebellion against 'pathetic perverted japafuckingnese lolicon cutesy.'  Ripped jeans, sneakers, an unexpected hairstyle, and some kind of offensive tee-shirt, at least.  Further chassis mods possible, though much depends on what Momo will allow or whether May outright buys the chassis.

Of course, the other possibility is she gets a new chassis from the parole board, so that she can continue to fulfill the "Remaining Employed" portion of her parole.  But that chassis probably wouldn't be funny.


I'm rather worried she's going to get the 'and you're not even taking care of the chassis provided.'
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Re: WCDT Strips 3166-3170 (29 February - 4 March 2016)
« Reply #82 on: 01 Mar 2016, 21:56 »

This is really just part of May's not-terribly-elaborate-or-well-thought-out plan to go to the underground robot fighting ring for some quick chassis repair work from Faye and maybe bump into Hank the Dismemberer while she's there.
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Re: WCDT Strips 3166-3170 (29 February - 4 March 2016)
« Reply #83 on: 01 Mar 2016, 22:12 »

I predict that May will go to Faye to get repaired, and then the robot fighting skate park will get raided. With May being on parole that will end badly.
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Re: WCDT Strips 3166-3170 (29 February - 4 March 2016)
« Reply #84 on: 01 Mar 2016, 22:32 »

Isn't Pintsize's old chassis still around? I'm not sure which is more worrying, May in Momo's old chassis, or Pintsize 2.0 (more swearing, less anime girls shitting).
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Re: WCDT Strips 3166-3170 (29 February - 4 March 2016)
« Reply #85 on: 01 Mar 2016, 22:40 »

Nice comic today.  :-)

Detachable limbs are logical and very practical for a robot. And I suppose that the face coating is replacable too.
Obvoiusly the face is moved by artificial muscles, so the AI can mimic human facial expressions a lot better. A great advantage to Hanners boyfriend-bot, sent by her father. Assuming the parole-chassis ist one of the cheapest available, May is in for some heavy maintenance. Faye would be the obvious choice (especially for storys sake), altough there should be workshops in a non-illegal environment, too.
Maybe the parole office has a contract workshop, which would possibly be as cheap and low-quality as Mays actual chassis. So she would have another reason to turn to Faye for help, regardless of the location in the fighting ring skate park.

Or maybe a trasfer to Momos old chibi-chassis?
The possibilitys for hilariousness would be amazing.  :-D

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Re: WCDT Strips 3166-3170 (29 February - 4 March 2016)
« Reply #86 on: 01 Mar 2016, 23:22 »

Is it a parole violation to associate with Faye, who is working illegally?
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Re: WCDT Strips 3166-3170 (29 February - 4 March 2016)
« Reply #87 on: 01 Mar 2016, 23:32 »

I think that it tells us just how cheap and defective is May's chassis that she didn't get a damage warning that a limb fell off! I suspect that this may yet escalate to the point where she needs an emergency transplant, especially if that pile of junk has finally given up the ghost!

Side Note: Well, I have been wondering how AnthroPC faces work...

Is it a parole violation to associate with Faye, who is working illegally?

If you don't tell the parole board, neither will she! Besides, she got an associate who is a freelance repair technician to help her! What is so iillegal about that? That anyone can prove?
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Re: WCDT Strips 3166-3170 (29 February - 4 March 2016)
« Reply #88 on: 02 Mar 2016, 00:09 »

Two seconds later, May was punched by Batman.
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Re: WCDT Strips 3166-3170 (29 February - 4 March 2016)
« Reply #89 on: 02 Mar 2016, 00:14 »

For that matter, is it even legal for May to arrange her own repairs? What if she's not the legal owner of the Parole Special chassis? The usual rule is that AIs own the body they're in, but Charlotte was a clear exception and May could be another one since she does not have full civil rights restored yet. The chassis might have tracking features protected by anti-tampering laws.
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Re: WCDT Strips 3166-3170 (29 February - 4 March 2016)
« Reply #90 on: 02 Mar 2016, 00:32 »

In that case, she must have somewhere to go to get her chassis repaired by the parole officials, I'd think.
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Re: WCDT Strips 3166-3170 (29 February - 4 March 2016)
« Reply #91 on: 02 Mar 2016, 01:55 »

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Re: WCDT Strips 3166-3170 (29 February - 4 March 2016)
« Reply #92 on: 02 Mar 2016, 04:03 »

In that case, she must have somewhere to go to get her chassis repaired by the parole officials, I'd think.

What, you think parole boards actually think things through that well? They're a government bureaucracy that doesn't even pretend to care what's best for the people under their authority.
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Re: WCDT Strips 3166-3170 (29 February - 4 March 2016)
« Reply #93 on: 02 Mar 2016, 04:14 »

In that case, she must have somewhere to go to get her chassis repaired by the parole officials, I'd think.

What, you think parole boards actually think things through that well? They're a government bureaucracy that doesn't even pretend to care what's best for the people under their authority.

I'm betting that May sort of falls apart and, lacking any legitimate way of helping her (for financial reasons), Momo brings her to Faye and Bubbles (as a result of a recommendation from someone else at the self-help group). What starts out as "emergency patch job" turns into "substantive upgrade" with lots of interesting hidden peripherals, mostly because neither of them can resist tinkering.

This does get May in trouble with the parole board. However, the whole thing turns into a can of worms that the bureaucrats don't want to deal with when the self-help group comes out in support of May, pointing out that May needed help now, not in the promised "five to ten working days", which is the best the official government chop shop promised her. No government office wants to have protesters standing around outside, waving placards specifically accusing the office of sentient rights abuses.

Yeah, I'm thinking this will turn into a parable of the state of emergency healthcare for the financially disadvantaged in America.
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Re: WCDT Strips 3166-3170 (29 February - 4 March 2016)
« Reply #94 on: 02 Mar 2016, 04:24 »

In that case, she must have somewhere to go to get her chassis repaired by the parole officials, I'd think.

What, you think parole boards actually think things through that well? They're a government bureaucracy that doesn't even pretend to care what's best for the people under their authority.

Sorry, living in a functioning society sometimes screws up my perspective, I guess.  :-P
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Re: WCDT Strips 3166-3170 (29 February - 4 March 2016)
« Reply #95 on: 02 Mar 2016, 05:23 »

Well, one could argue that it's me, living in the dysfunctional society, that has the fucked-up perspective.

And to be fair, my knowledge is based on the criminal justice system in North Carolina. I know a few people who work in it (an ex-cop, a parole officer and a couple of social workers) and a couple of other people who have been on the receiving end. I don't know the justice system in Massachusetts as well. From what little I do know, the Massachusetts systems seems to be both more efficient and less forgiving.
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Re: WCDT Strips 3166-3170 (29 February - 4 March 2016)
« Reply #96 on: 02 Mar 2016, 06:35 »

I doubt May would be okay with switching to a chibi-chassis, and I doubt even more that her employers would be cool with it. I do not think that tiny a being could do the jobs of working a register and cleaning, though it WOULD be hilarious to see them try, and one HELL of a marketing point if they were good at it.
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Re: WCDT Strips 3166-3170 (29 February - 4 March 2016)
« Reply #97 on: 02 Mar 2016, 09:27 »

I doubt May would be okay with switching to a chibi-chassis, and I doubt even more that her employers would be cool with it. I do not think that tiny a being could do the jobs of working a register and cleaning, though it WOULD be hilarious to see them try, and one HELL of a marketing point if they were good at it.
I am reminded of a now long defunct web comic, that was never ever safe for work or the general public for that matter, that had a retired chibi adult actress as part of the cast of characters. Daily routine activities had challenges due to her height issues as well as complete simple syndactyly.
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Re: WCDT Strips 3166-3170 (29 February - 4 March 2016)
« Reply #98 on: 02 Mar 2016, 10:39 »

I find it amusing that keenspace selected their "no we can't let you see that" image from the same comic.

But yah, I miss Uncle Ghastly too.  He is no longer capable of producing the work we loved him for, but that's because he's a much happier and more well-adjusted person now.  So...  :ambivalent:

There's a worrying trend.  Artists who produce work I really REALLY like, usually wind up getting psychological help that allows them to quit producing that work, like Ghastly.   Or their condition deteriorates and the work goes to crap, like Sim.


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Re: WCDT Strips 3166-3170 (29 February - 4 March 2016)
« Reply #99 on: 02 Mar 2016, 10:44 »

Calibrated for sensing chemical weapons. And Faye has set off her alarms - more than once.

Although if Bubbles really was part of a mostly-human infantry unit, then a mere three-day stink shouldn't be unfamiliar to her. She's smelled worse.

A bit late to the conversation, but that's no joke.

There's a reason why sleeping bags are known, in military parlance, as "fart sacks".

Even on a three- or four-day FTX, you get pretty ripe. It's even worse on an outpost. Not so much on a FOB-you at least get limited showers there.
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