spooky_nine: (/b/ - Party Hard!)
Jesus fucking christ, talk about Baader-Meinhof phenomenon!

Dead man in mortuary impregnates woman

The Rolling Stones said it best, “You, you make a dead man cum.” A 38 year old female mortuary worker is being held on $250,000 bond after becoming pregnant by one of her clients-a dead man. The alleged crime took place at the Mourning Glory Mortuary just outside of Lexington, Missouri. Police have charged Felicity Marmaduke with desecration of the dead and necrophilia.

According to a statement made to police by Marmaduke, the alleged victim experienced a post mortem erection while being bathed. Being alone, Marmaduke straddled the dead man and proceeded have sex with him. Much to her surprise, the alleged victim came to orgasm after several minutes. A few weeks later, Marmaduke had a positive pregnancy test while receiving a routine medical exam. Upon telling her doctor the circumstances leading to the conception, the police were notified. Marmaduke was arrested without incident at her dilapidated trailer home a few blocks from the mortuary.

In a bizarre twist, Marmaduke plans to sue the dead man’s estate for child support.

Could you?

Jul. 21st, 2010 01:58 pm
spooky_nine: (/b/ - Party Hard)
Policing the Web’s Lurid Precincts

Ricky Bess spends eight hours a day in front of a computer near Orlando, Fla., viewing some of the worst depravities harbored on the Internet. He has seen photographs of graphic gang killings, animal abuse and twisted forms of pornography. One recent sighting was a photo of two teenage boys gleefully pointing guns at another boy, who is crying.

An Internet content reviewer, Mr. Bess sifts through photographs that people upload to a big social networking site and keeps the illicit material — and there is plenty of it — from being posted. His is an obscure job that is repeated thousands of times over, from office parks in suburban Florida to outsourcing hubs like the Philippines.

With the rise of Web sites built around material submitted by users, screeners have never been in greater demand. Some Internet firms have tried to get by with software that scans photos for, say, a large area of flesh tones, but nothing is a substitute for a discerning human eye.

The surge in Internet screening services has brought a growing awareness that the jobs can have mental health consequences for the reviewers, some of whom are drawn to the low-paying work by the simple prospect of making money while looking at pornography.

“You have 20-year-old kids who get hired to do content review, and who get excited because they think they are going to see adult porn,” said Hemanshu Nigam, the former chief security officer at MySpace. “They have no idea that some of the despicable and illegal images they will see can haunt them for the rest of their lives.”

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I'd love to have this job. I think after 6+ years of hanging out on /b/ I'm about as mentally scarred and desensitized as I can get.
spooky_nine: (Movie - Fight Club - Marla)
Finally, a Menstruation Machine That Allows Men to Experience the Monthly Cycle!

Here's one gadget I won't be lining up for: a "Menstruation Machine" that allows men "to experience the painful bleeding of menstruation." Well, wow.

The device is the graduate project of Royal College of Art student Hiromi Ozaki. It's pretty horrifying!

"Fitted with a blood dispensing mechanism and lower-abdomen-stimulating electrodes, the Menstruation Machine simulates the pain and bleeding of an average 5 day menstruation process of a human."

And just in case you couldn't picture it in your mind, there's this:

To be honest I have never understood the stigma of menstruation. Anyone that knows me knows I've never been squeamish about discussing my cycle or my Diva Cup. I've even posted pictures of it filled with blood on my Twitter.

I'd like to see how the attitudes men have change if they had to wear this, perhaps in school as a part or a human sexuality course/sex education.
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Police: Family Killed Dad for Changing TV to World Cup

CAPE TOWN, South Africa (June 18) -- The wife and son of a South African man allegedly beaten to death because he wanted to change the TV channel to a World Cup match have been jailed until a court hearing after the tournament ends next month.

Police say David Makoeya, 61, fought with his wife and two children last Sunday over what to watch on television at their home in Limpopo province, in South Africa's far northeast. Makoeya wanted to watch the Germany versus Australia soccer game that night, but his family wanted to see a gospel program.

"He said, 'No, I want to watch soccer,' and that's when the argument started," police spokesman Mothemane Malefo told reporters from several news agencies. After fighting over the remote control, the father got up to change the TV channel by hand, and his family "started assaulting him."

"It appears they banged his head against the wall," Malefo said. "They phoned the police only after he was badly injured, but by the time the police arrived, the man was already dead."

Makoeya's 68-year-old wife, Francina; his 36-year-old son, Collin; and 23-year-old daughter, Lebogang, were all arrested on Sunday night and appeared on court on Tuesday. It's unclear whether they've yet been charged.

After the hearing, the daughter was released on the equivalent of about $200 bail, but her mother and brother remain behind bars. They face another court hearing on July 27.

The cheapest World Cup tickets were offered to South Africans for about $20, which is still more than many locals can afford. Many South Africans have been watching matches at home instead or in huge open-air screening facilities set up by FIFA, world soccer's governing body.
spooky_nine: (Classy Dino)
Check out Nikola Tesla's super creepy death mask

If we asked you to imagine what genius inventor Nikola Tesla looked like, what would come to mind? Guess it all depends on whether you're more into sci-fi movies or TV.

If you're into sci-fi movies, it might be the face of David Bowie, looking all distinguished as the eccentric electrical engineer in the 2006 film The Prestige. Or if you're more into TV, you might picture the handsome Jonathon Young, who brings Tesla to life (of a sort) on Syfy's Sanctuary.

What probably wouldn't come to mind is the super creepy death mask above, currently on display at Nikola Tesla museum in Belgrade, Serbia.
spooky_nine: (Hurm)
Chinese farmer imprisoned for fake tiger photos

(Reuters) - A Chinese farmer who was found guilty of doctoring photos of an endangered tiger and collecting a cash reward from wildlife authorities has been put in jail after failing to report to parole officers, a news report said.

The photos by Zhou Zhenglong, a 54-year-old farmer from mountainous Zhenping county in northern Shaanxi province, raised hopes that the South China tiger might still exist in the region.

Local officials used that to promote tourism and a wildlife reserve, and rewarded him with 20,000 yuan ($2,930) before the fraud was exposed by local media and Internet experts.

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...before the fraud was exposed by local media and Internet experts

exposed by local media and Internet experts

Internet experts
spooky_nine: (Red Beard)
Bedbound by my big boobs

A MUM-OF-FOUR was trapped in her bed for SIX MONTHS by her massive boobs.

Julia Manihuari's chest grew to a gigantic N cup after the birth of her third son seven years ago - leaving her unable to move.

The 29-year-old said: "It was awful. If I tried to get up I would faint because my breasts were so heavy."

The pint-sized farmer's wife, who lives in northern Peru, was finally helped when local media paid for her to take a three-day boat trip to the nearest town for medical help.

Doctors diagnosed an extreme form of Bilateral Gynecomastia - an illness where the mammary gland keeps growing.

They had to cut TWO AND HALF STONE (35 lbs.) of flesh from Julia's boobs fearing they could squash her lungs and kill her.

Julia emerged a 34B cup after the six-hour op.

The 5ft patient said: "Before the operation I couldn't do anything, I just had to live with it, it got so bad that my breasts were touching my legs.

"I have always had a small build, and the stress on the rest of my body was agony."

She added: "My breasts were growing by the day. I couldn't move because my boobs and belly were the same size. My breasts became so huge my skin had sores and I had trouble breathing."

Oh god

Mar. 28th, 2010 12:49 am
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looooooongcat: everyone knows dogsex is only okay when it's a chick doing it.
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Rabid otter mauls Venice walker, 96

SARASOTA COUNTY - A 96-year-old man was attacked by a three-foot rabid otter Friday as he took his daily pre-dawn stroll in the Venice East neighborhood.

Two good Samaritans tried for nearly six minutes to get the otter off the man, Morrell Denton, kicking and yelling at the animal while a 911 operator listened and tried to assist.

A Sarasota County sheriff's deputy finally shot the otter dead.

Denton suffered numerous cuts and bruises. One of his rescuers, Christopher Janssen, was also bitten by the otter.

"I kept trying to get him off me," Denton said of the rabid animal. "It's like nothing I've heard of."

Denton was just past the halfway mark of his walk, circling back in the dark along a wooded stretch of Venice East Boulevard near a lake, when he saw something dark emerge from the woods.

"I thought it was someone's pet," Denton said.

The otter "grabbed me by the foot and pulled on my leg and I went down," he said.

Denton was writhing on the ground and bleeding while trying to pull at the otter's ears and head to get him off, but the animal continued to bite.

Raymond Duval, 53, was driving past in his white truck when he saw Denton on the ground and called 911.

The 11-minute 911 recording chronicles Duval kicking the otter and swearing at it and Janssen stopping to help.

"There's a man on the ground with an otter on him," Duval told the emergency operator about 4:30 a.m. "He's lost a lot of blood."

"This otter is nonstop," Duval told the operator. "Please hurry."

One of the rescuers finally struck the otter with a shovel.

With the animal lying still on the ground, the men thought the otter was dead. But as in all good horror plots, the attacker popped up for one more rush.

On the 911 tape after a lull, the caller yelled, "It isn't over."

After the otter was shot, both Denton and Janssen were taken to Venice Regional Medical Center, treated and released. Duval was not injured.

About seven hours later, Denton sat on his couch in the modest neighborhood of 1950s-style ranch homes south of Venice, recounting the ordeal for a stream of reporters. His hands were wrapped in white gauze and he had nine stitches in his head.

Denton said he will have to see a plastic surgeon because there was not enough skin to stitch up his fingers.

Sarasota County Animal Control tested the animal and confirmed late Friday that it was rabid. Both Denton and Janssen will need a series of shots to prevent illness.

The county issued a rabies alert to raise public awareness of the danger.

A biologist with the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation said otters are susceptible to rabies, which alters their behavior.

"They are skittish for the most part," said biologist Jeff Gore.

They have sharp teeth to eat fish, frogs and other aquatic animals. They live near lakes and walk on all fours when on land.

Last month, a rabid otter attacked a horse in Englewood, but otherwise otter attacks are rare.

Otters are active at night, which, for Denton, means early in the morning when he likes to walk.

"I usually walk with a lady," he said. "But I was ahead of her."

Tough love

Jan. 23rd, 2010 05:38 pm
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Cops: Mom forces son to kill hamster for bad grade

As punishment for bad grades, a Georgia mother forced her 12-year-old son to kill his pet hamster with a hammer, police said.

The day after he was forced to kill his pet, the child told his teacher, Meriwether County Sheriff Steve Whitlock told the AJC Thursday evening.

The teacher reported the incident to DFCS authorities, who contacted police, Whitlock said. The pet's death allegedly took place at the family's Warm Springs home.

On Friday, 38-year-old Lynn Middlebrooks Geter was arrested, Whitlock said. Geter faces one charge each of animal cruelty, child cruelty and battery.

Geter remained in the Meriwether County jail Thursday evening, Whitlock said. Meriwether County is located about 90 minutes southwest of Atlanta.

Geter's husband, Brad Geter, decline to comment on the incident when reached by phone Friday evening.

When I was a kid my mom gave away my favorite dog when I got in trouble at school. I cried for like two weeks straight.
spooky_nine: (flapjack sad)
10,000 E. African albinos in hiding after killings

NAIROBI, Kenya – The mistaken belief that albino body parts have magical powers has driven thousands of Africa's albinos into hiding, fearful of losing their lives and limbs to unscrupulous dealers who can make up to $75,000 selling a complete dismembered set.

Mary Owido, who lacks pigment that gives color to skin, eyes and hair, says she is only comfortable when at work or at home with her husband and children.

"Wherever I go people start talking about me, saying that my legs and hands can fetch a fortune in Tanzania," said Owido, 36, a mother of six. "This kind of talk scares me. I am afraid of going out alone."

Since 2007, 44 albinos have been killed in Tanzania and 14 others have been slain in Burundi, sparking widespread fear among albinos in East Africa.

At least 10,000 have been displaced or gone into hiding since the killings began, according to a report released this week by the International Federation for the Red Cross and Crescent societies.

East Africa's latest albino murder happened in Tanzania's Mwanza region in late October, when albino hunters beheaded 10-year-old Gasper Elikana and chopped off his leg, the report said. The killing left Elikana's father, who tried to defend his son, seriously injured.
spooky_nine: (seizure cat)
Spokane parks to detonate squirrels using propane-fueled explosions
SPOKANE — The Finch Arboretum is being overrun by ground squirrels, and Spokane Parks and Recreation is bringing in some special artillery.

The agency is using a special machine called the Rodenator Pro to detonate some of the estimated 100 to 150 squirrels tearing up the grounds.

Shades of Carl Spackler, the gopher-hating groundskeeper from "Caddyshack."

The Rodenator Pro pumps propane and oxygen into the tunnels of squirrels, then sends an electric spark that causes an explosion. The shock waves kill the squirrels and collapse their tunnels — but in a humane way, the agency said.

Spokanimal, which is the local animal shelter and Humane Society chapter, was caught by surprise by today's announcement.

"You're kidding," Director Gail Mackie said when she learned the news. "That borders on cruelty."

Mackie said she would investigate the practice.

The parks department is warning area residents that it plans to blast squirrels all week, and to not be alarmed by noises that sound like gun shots. Parks officials said police have already been called to the arboretum by people who heard the explosions.

Timing is crucial. Parks officials said they want to detonate their prey before the animals start reproducing.

Parks officials said ground squirrels have been a minor problem for years, but their population is, well, exploding.

The squirrels dig tunnels and holes that people can trip on or fall into, the agency said. They eat new tree roots, can spread disease and are spreading to neighboring yards.

Gas bombs were tried in the past, but were not effective, the agency said.

Enter the Rodenator, a product whose workings have been captured on numerous YouTube videos. The company is based in Midvale, Idaho, and promises on its Web site that its product is effective against the "saber-toothed gopher."
spooky_nine: (green gasp)
Conn. woman injured in chimp attack blind for life
HARTFORD, Connecticut (AP) — Doctors say a Connecticut woman who was nearly killed by a chimpanzee suffered such damage to her eyes that she will be blind for life.

Doctors say Charla Nash is improving, but faces two years of surgical procedures.

Nash is at Ohio's Cleveland Clinic and is listed in critical, but stable condition. She lost her hands, nose, lips and eyelids in the Feb. 16 attack in Stamford, Conn. The 200-pound chimp was kept as a pet by Nash's friend.

Doctors at the clinic say she has made significant neurological and psychological improvement and is awake and able to communicate with her family and caregivers.

Family members are talking to doctors about reconstructive surgery. Doctors say initial surgery will be focused on her facial injuries.
spooky_nine: (shut up emo kid)
Amid rampant speculation that Ravens linebacker Ray Lewis will sign a free-agent contract with the Dallas Cowboys at some point after free agency opens in little more than five days, Cowboys linebacker DeMarcus Ware says that Lewis has made clear his desire to play in Dallas.

In an interview with the team’s official web site, Ware was remarkably candid about the situation.

“[W]hen we played Ray Lewis and Baltimore at the end of the season,” Ware said, “he came over and pointed to my helmet. He said, ‘I want to wear this star on my helmet, that’s my dream . . . that’s my dream.’ When we got to the Pro Bowl, he did it again. He came at me every day. It’s a great opportunity for him. His door is open. He’s an unrestricted free agent. He’s trying to get down where the star is. He told me he needed me to get him Jerry Jones’ phone number for him. I just busted out laughing.”

And Ware doesn’t think Lewis is merely trying to leverage Baltimore into giving him more money. “I think he is genuine,” Ware said. “Believe me, he is genuine. He talked to me before he became a free agent. He talked to me two years ago about it. He calls me about once a week and talks about it then. I even said, ‘Hey, Ray, I’m tired about talking about this. You need to find Jerry Jones’ number and fly out there and talk to him. . . . He says things like ‘D-Ware, I need to get down there. You’re the pass-rush guy and I need to play with you. Just call Jerry for me. Just call him. Just call him.’”

We first suspected that the Cowboys might make a play for Lewis when the team signed his brother, running back Keon Lattimore, to a free-agent contract after the 2008 draft. Though Lattimore didn’t stick with the Cowboys, we’ll find out soon enough whether it was a precursor to making a play for Keon’s big brother.

Ray Lewis will never leave the Ravens, because the Ravens won't let him go. They'll throw so much money at him his head will spin.
spooky_nine: (washington)
Military’s killer robots must learn warrior code
Autonomous military robots that will fight future wars must be programmed to live by a strict warrior code or the world risks untold atrocities at their steely hands.

The stark warning – which includes discussion of a Terminator-style scenario in which robots turn on their human masters – is issued in a hefty report funded by and prepared for the US Navy’s high-tech and secretive Office of Naval Research .

The report, the first serious work of its kind on military robot ethics, envisages a fast-approaching era where robots are smart enough to make battlefield decisions that are at present the preserve of humans. Eventually, it notes, robots could come to display significant cognitive advantages over Homo sapiens soldiers.

“There is a common misconception that robots will do only what we have programmed them to do,” Patrick Lin, the chief compiler of the report, said. “Unfortunately, such a belief is sorely outdated, harking back to a time when . . . programs could be written and understood by a single person.” The reality, Dr Lin said, was that modern programs included millions of lines of code and were written by teams of programmers, none of whom knew the entire program: accordingly, no individual could accurately predict how the various portions of large programs would interact without extensive testing in the field – an option that may either be unavailable or deliberately sidestepped by the designers of fighting robots.

The solution, he suggests, is to mix rules-based programming with a period of “learning” the rights and wrongs of warfare.

A rich variety of scenarios outlining the ethical, legal, social and political issues posed as robot technology improves are covered in the report. How do we protect our robot armies against terrorist hackers or software malfunction? Who is to blame if a robot goes berserk in a crowd of civilians – the robot, its programmer or the US president? Should the robots have a “suicide switch” and should they be programmed to preserve their lives?

The report, compiled by the Ethics and Emerging Technology department of California State Polytechnic University and obtained by The Times, strongly warns the US military against complacency or shortcuts as military robot designers engage in the “rush to market” and the pace of advances in artificial intelligence is increased.

Any sense of haste among designers may have been heightened by a US congressional mandate that by 2010 a third of all operational “deep-strike” aircraft must be unmanned, and that by 2015 one third of all ground combat vehicles must be unmanned.

“A rush to market increases the risk for inadequate design or programming. Worse, without a sustained and significant effort to build in ethical controls in autonomous systems . . . there is little hope that the early generations of such systems and robots will be adequate, making mistakes that may cost human lives,” the report noted.

A simple ethical code along the lines of the “Three Laws of Robotics” postulated in 1950 by Isaac Asimov, the science fiction writer, will not be sufficient to ensure the ethical behaviour of autonomous military machines.

“We are going to need a code,” Dr Lin said. “These things are military, and they can’t be pacifists, so we have to think in terms of battlefield ethics. We are going to need a warrior code.”

Isaac Asimov’s three laws of robotics

1 A robot may not injure a human being or, through inaction, allow a human being to come to harm

2 A robot must obey orders given to it by human beings, except where such orders would conflict with the First Law

3 A robot must protect its own existence as long as such protection does not conflict with the First or Second Law

Introduced in his 1942 short story Runaround
spooky_nine: (WRYYYYYYYY)
Pictured: The boy, 5, who was eaten alive by a crocodile in front of his brother

A boy of five has been eaten by a crocodile in Australia while trying to shoo it away from his boxer puppy.

The killer reptile has been caught but will not be destroyed - at the request of the boy's family.

Jeremy Doble's parents Steve and Sharon run a crocodile-spotting tourism business.

He was last seen 12 days ago playing near the family home beside a flooded mangrove swamp in northern Queensland.

His brother Ryan, seven, said that Jeremy followed the puppy into the water and tried to coax it back to shore, after seeing a crocodile approaching.

Ryan, who witnessed the attack, told police that he saw the crocodile swimming away in the Daintree River moments after Jeremy disappeared.

Police say the boy was eaten by the 14ft beast, named Goldie, who was then trapped in a flooded river.

Forensic scientists were able to confirm the boy's remains were in its stomach after using a special microscope to examine it.

Goldie will now be sent to a crocodile farm or zoo to live out the rest of his days.

It is understood that Jeremy's parents believe crocodile attacks are a sad fact of life in northern Queensland. They say that Goldie was a dominant male in that part of the river and was simply acting on instinct - so he should not be put down.
spooky_nine: (pyramid head <3)
Prominent Orchard Park man charged with beheading his wife
Orchard Park police are investigating a particularly gruesome killing, the beheading of a woman, after her husband — an influential member of the local Muslim community — reported her death to police Thursday.

Police identified the victim as Aasiya Z. Hassan, 37. Detectives have charged her husband, Muzzammil Hassan, 44, with second-degree murder.

"He came to the police station at 6:20 p.m. [Thursday] and told us that she was dead," Orchard Park Police Chief Andrew Benz said late this morning.

Muzzammil Hassan told police that his wife was at his business, Bridges TV, on Thorn Avenue in the village. Officers went to that location and discovered her body.

Muzzammil Hassan is the founder and chief executive officer of Bridges TV, which he launched in 2004, amid hopes that it would help portray Muslims in a more positive light.

The killing apparently occurred some time late Thursday afternoon. Detectives still are looking for the murder weapon.

"Obviously, this is the worst form of domestic violence possible," Erie County District Attorney Frank A. Sedita III said today.

Authorities say Aasiya Hassan recently had filed for divorce from her husband.

"She had an order of protection that had him out of the home as of Friday the 6th [of February]," Benz said.

Muzzammil Hassan was arraigned before Village Justice Deborah Chimes and sent to the Erie County Holding Center.
spooky_nine: (bad nun)
More than 100 dead in Kenya gasoline blaze
MOLO, Kenya – The explosion of an overturned tanker could be felt for miles, and the moments that followed haunted survivors: People ablaze, their clothes burned off, running to the bush in a futile effort to escape the pain and begging for help.

More than 100 people were killed, and another 200 injured in the inferno overwhelmed hospitals Sunday, where victims lined the floors, hooked to drips and moaning in pain. Authorities expected the death toll to rise and were searching the scorched woods for corpses.

Hundreds of impoverished people had flocked to the overturned tanker Saturday to siphon fuel when it exploded, likely sparked by a cigarette.

"Everybody was screaming and most of them were running with fire on their bodies, they were just running into the bush," said Charles Kamau, 22, who was driving through Molo on Saturday night when he saw the road blocked by hundreds of people with gerry cans, plastic bottles and buckets — anything to siphon some free fuel.

The explosion was one of this East African nation's deadliest accidents, and highlighted the desperation of people living in the poorest continent in the world.

"Poverty is pushing our people into doing desperate things just to get through one more day," Prime Minister Raila Odinga said at a hospital in Nakuru, near Molo.

Joseph Rotich, 35, lives in Molo and ran to the scene when he heard that a tanker was spilling fuel. He was haunted by the severely wounded victims, their clothes burned off, begging for help in the forest.

"They were lying there, saying, 'Give me aid, please call someone,'" he said. "I am so sad, so sad. When they heard this lorry had fuel, they came to get the fuel because it was free."

The government sent extra body bags and medical supplies to the area by helicopter, along with more doctors for the overwhelmed hospitals, where some victims were lying on floors. One child, who appeared to be around 10, was sitting dazed in a wheelchair with burns covering his face and body.

The Kenya Red Cross said the death toll was 113 but was expected to rise.

"Most of the families will have a hard time because these bodies are charred beyond recognition," said Patrick Nyongesa, the regional manager for the Kenya Red Cross.

The scene was so gruesome, he said, that Red Cross workers were being offered counseling.
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Hackers Crack Into Texas Road Sign, Warn of Zombies Ahead

Transportation officials in Texas are scrambling to prevent hackers from changing messages on digital road signs after one sign in Austin was altered to read, "Zombies Ahead."

Chris Lippincott, director of media relations for the Texas Department of Transportation, confirmed that a portable traffic sign at Lamar Boulevard and West 15th Street, near the University of Texas at Austin, was hacked into during the early hours of Jan. 19.

"It was clever, kind of cute, but not what it was intended for," said Lippincott, who saw the sign during his morning commute. "Those signs are deployed for a reason — to improve traffic conditions, let folks know there's a road closure."

"It's sort of amusing, but not at all helpful," he told FOXNews.com.

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