Make a name out of the letter of your and your partners name
2022.11.02 19:26 Wintersneeuw02 Make a name out of the letter of your and your partners name
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2021.02.22 17:44 postinternetsyndrome System Gateway ARG
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Since February 19, the NISEI twitter account has been posting teaser images of an upcoming System Gateway card (official sources have confirmed that the card is from SG). The images are posted at 1200 UTC each day, and are accompanied by some flavor text. People in the community quickly realized that these posts contained various clues, and we've been hacking away at the thing since day 1.
I thought I'd make this post collecting all the information known so far, so we can better pool our resources and solve the mystery together. The main discussion that I know of has been happening in the GLC discord and the #uk channel of stimslack. If you know anyone who has figured something out about these images, please direct them here or to one of those channels!
The posts February 19: https://twitter.com/ProjectNISEI/status/1362736711076376578
This one doesn't have any clues that we know of yet. The picture is just a black rectangle, and unlike the following days, does not have any secret messages encoded in it (that we know of currently). Also unlike the others, this one does not have a separate link to the NISEI site. The image is simply uploaded to twitter.
February 20: https://twitter.com/ProjectNISEI/status/1363096060667727875 unir lbh tbg lbhe gbbyf va beqre? JW FE YA DY QL DS have you got your tools in order? WJ SR LN QL DY QF
A heavily distorted image takes the place of the black square. It's pretty clearly a Netrunner card, and there's also some text. People quickly figured out that the "steg" at the end of the filename was a clue. Running the file through a steganographic decoder yielded a secret message.
A brute-force attack quickly revealed that the first section of the message was a simple substitution cipher. Shifting it 13 steps yielded the text "the barn burned". The second section is assumed to be encrypted as well, using a currently unknown method. (It has been suggested that it might be a Playfair cipher, but there is evidence that suggests this might not be the case.)
The implication of the message is currently unknown.
The image is overlaid by a code fragment, likely written in BASIC. Many of the lines are obscured by the distortions in the image.
February 21: https://twitter.com/ProjectNISEI/status/1363457943639715844 gur onea ohearq WT PZ KJ OU AK KE the barn burned JG CM XW BH NX XR
One layer of the distortion has been removed from the image, and the code is now much more readable. The image contains another secret encoded phrase.
The BASIC code seems to be concerned mostly with printing a bunch of text to a console. There's some kind of semi-random shape made up of "I":s and a high score display. The name of the program/game appears to be "AIRPLANE". Full code here: https://pastebin.com/ecUY95Q8
The phrase "the barn burned" is presumably a reference to the short story "Barn Burning" by William Faulkner: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Barn_Burning
It could also refer to a haiku by Mizuta Masahide: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mizuta_Masahide
February 22: https://twitter.com/ProjectNISEI/status/1363821086807261190 evpu-gerffrq qnhtugre BO LP JP UV IC NB rich-tressed daughter OB YC WC HI VP AO
The "anti-virus protocols" have removed the code fragments from the image, which is now also much more clear. The card type "Hardware" is clearly legible. The cost might be 0.
The phrase "rich-tressed daughter" might be a reference to the nymph Penelope from Greek mythology: https://www.theoi.com/Nymphe/NymphePenelopeia.html
It is also possible that the intended reference is Selene, the ancient Greek goddess of the moon: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Selene#Origin
February 23: https://twitter.com/ProjectNISEI/status/1364183227800330249 rvtugrragu znwbe MZ FY RJ ET YT JO eighteenth major ZM SL EW RG LG WB
One of the color filters seems to have been removed. The remaining color-shifting is consistent with a shaper card.
The eighteenth major arcana in tarot is The Moon.
February 24: https://twitter.com/ProjectNISEI/status/1364546114150621184 onzobb phggre PR WZ FK QF CX DV bamboo cutter CE JM SX DS PK QI
The Tale of the Bamboo Cutter (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Tale_of_the_Bamboo_Cutter
) is a Japanese story featuring a princess from the moon. Moon theme is getting pretty obvious.
February 25: https://twitter.com/ProjectNISEI/status/1364907746836021251 H+1S311 XJ MK GT EH ME GT L U+1F311 KW ZX TG RU ZR TG Y
The twitter post contains some flavor text mentioning a tracking signal.
U+1F311 is the unicode character for the "new moon" symbol.
Notably, there's an extra character in this day's bigrams. Its significance is not known.
February 26: https://twitter.com/ProjectNISEI/status/1365270518992166912 ubyq ba gvtug gur purng DF LW RA MZ YZ CA hold on tight the cheat QS YJ EN ZM LM PN
This one has flavor text talking about flip switch and alert status.
"Hold on tight the cheat" is a quote from Homestar Runner. The full quote is: "Hold on tight, The Cheat — we're blastin' offa TO THE MOOOOOOOON
February 27: https://twitter.com/ProjectNISEI/status/1365632270950797314 URYYB EHAAREF RA UM ZF FK VE QR //cnfgrova:Qtf2gf3t HELLO RUNNERS EN HZ MS SX IR DE //pastebin:Dgs2ts3g
This message contained an extra piece of text, breaking the pattern from earlier images. It's the code for a pastebin file (https://pastebin.com/Dgs2ts3g
), The message explains why the card being spoiled might not look exactly like the final product: "Hey super-sleuths, just before you lose your heads over that title bar, the omission of the unique diamond here was, I believe, an oversight. We made a quick by-hand mockup of the card for this puzzle, which is why some things are a little goofy (dimensions, no set symbol, etc.). This card is unique. Return to your puzzling! //SPENCER"
The twitter post also contains the sentence "Printing output to NfkNCBaL.pbin". This is a hint that more clues can be found at https://pastebin.com/NfkNCBaL
February 28: https://twitter.com/ProjectNISEI/status/1365999440251785219 RIRE QERNZRQ BS TBVAT GB GUR ZBBA? PU FI CQ NU UG MO //cnfgrova:Qtf2gf3t EVER DREAMED OF GOING TO THE MOON? CH SV PD AH HT ZB //pastebin:Dgs2ts3g
The same pastebin code is repeated, probably to make sure no one misses it. The fact that the pastebin code is also ROT13 strongly implies that the bigrams should be too.
The tweet contains the text "Auto keygen service: initiating...".
We'll get to see the fully unobfuscated card, presumably.
On February 24, a user in GLC figured out the pattern for the url:s and found four of the remaining pictures ahead of time. We now have access to 9 images, all but the last one (which does not seem to follow the same naming pattern). The card is a shaper console named Pantograph, which does something when agendas are scored or stolen. Pantograph - new shaper console With this beautiful baby I can juggle simultaneous runs by haptic feedback alone! - Tao
The file name https://nisei.net/photos/32/temp-decoding/01p---------steg.png https://nisei.net/photos/32/temp-decoding/02p--t------steg.png https://nisei.net/photos/32/temp-decoding/03p--t--r---steg.png https://nisei.net/photos/32/temp-decoding/04pa-t--r---steg.png https://nisei.net/photos/32/temp-decoding/05pa-t--ra--steg.png https://nisei.net/photos/32/temp-decoding/06pa-t--rap-steg.png https://nisei.net/photos/32/temp-decoding/07pa-t--raphsteg.png https://nisei.net/photos/32/temp-decoding/08pant--raphsteg.png https://nisei.net/photos/32/temp-decoding/09panto-raphsteg.png
The url for the final image is not https://nisei.net/photos/32/temp-decoding/10pantographsteg.png
as one might assume. It is possible it resides under a different folder and name. The "temp-decoding" conceit implies that the final image might be stored in a more permanent location.
Each day, one layer of the various distortion filters applied to the image is removed. Some of the distortions changes the color of the image. It was realized that the card was most probably a shaper one, based on the color shifts. Original from February 23 Color-shifted using cost icon as reference
The big mystery right now is the two-letter combinations accompanying the rot13 encoded text extracted from the images. It is not known whether these bigrams should also be rot13-transformed along with the other sentence before being decoded further, or if they are a completely separate entity.
Most of the phrases can be understood as references to the moon. NISEI:s twitter account jokingly names "NISEI Plaza, The Moon" as its location. The first one is not obviously moon-related though, and number 08 seems to just be a greeting.
01: unir lbh tbg lbhe gbbyf va beqre?
02: gur onea ohearq
03: evpu-gerffrq qnhtugre
04: rvtugrragu znwbe
05: onzobb phggre
07: ubyq ba gvtug gur purng
08: URYYB EHAAREF
09: RIRE QERNZRQ BS TBVAT GB GUR ZBBA?
01: have you got your tools in order?
02: the barn burned
03: rich-tressed daughter
04: eighteenth major
05: bamboo cutter
07: hold on tight the cheat
08: HELLO RUNNERS
09: EVER DREAMED OF GOING TO THE MOON?
01: JW FE YA DY QL DS
02: WT PZ KJ OU AK KE
03: BO LP JP UV IC NB
04: MZ FY RJ ET YT JO
05: PR WZ FK QF CX DV
06: XJ MK GT EH ME GT L
07: DF LW RA MZ YZ CA
08: RA UM ZF FK VE QR
09: PU FI CQ NU UG MO
01: WJ SR LN QL DY QF
02: JG CM XW BH NX XR
03: OB YC WC HI VP AO
04: ZM SL EW RG LG WB
05: CE JM SX DS PK QI
06: KW ZX TG RU ZR TG Y
07: QS YJ EN ZM LM PN
08: EN HZ MS SX IR DE
09: CH SV PD AH HT ZB
Can additional resources be found on the NISEI site? You could try guessing at future file names, but we are assuming they are not uploaded yet (this would be too easy otherwise). It might be interesting to poke around in their site structure and source code for additional clues. Please don't do anything stupid though!
We love NISEI and are not interested in subverting the integrity of their website for real.
Have you figured something out? Want to get involved? Post in this thread or come join us on GLC and stimslack. This post will be updated whenever I have time, but it's not guaranteed to be up to date. The latest info and theories can probably be found in the chat channels.
I did not discover most of these things. This is an ongoing community effort and mad props goes to all the people in the GLC #spoilers-discussion channel and the #uk channel on stimslack, from which most of the info in this post is sourced. I'm not going to post anyone's name without asking, but if you feel you've made a contribution and want to be credited, just let me know and I'll mention you here.
Cracking medieval ciphers is a breeze in the 21st century. There are plenty of standard tools for stuff like this. Here are some that I've found useful.
Caesar cipher decoder: https://www.dcode.fcaesar-cipher
Steganography decoder: http://stylesuxx.github.io/steganography/
Scrabble pattern matcher: https://www.litscape.com/word_tools/pattern_match.php
And another one: https://www.quinapalus.com/cgi-bin/match
2020.01.17 08:24 mmcc007 Mnemonics: Converting a list of letters to a word. Is there an add-on for that?
I am trying to get better at using mnemonics. For example, to remember a set of 4 items I created this card:
|What are the 4 methods for avoiding "illusions of competence"? |
|Test yourself! |
|Minimize highlighting |
|Mistakes are good! |
|Use deliberate practice |
To remember the set, I created a mnemonic by taking the first letter of the key word from each item in the set to create THMD. I then found a place online that finds a word that contains the letters (https://www.litscape.com/word_tools/contains_minimally.php
). It found `method` (M
). This mnemonic seems to work well.
Is there a better way to remember a short set of items, like a sentence, memory palace, etc...? Or is using mnemonics just something you have to learn to become better at learning in general.
And also, is there an add-on that supports generating mnemonics?
FYI: If there is no add-on, the following is one starting point for an add-on, using regular expressions: https://regex101.com/P4bSo1
. Would have to add a long list of words, and integrate with Anki, to get to a working add-on.
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2020.01.01 21:47 dedu6ka Mnemonics== links, screenshots
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2019.05.06 06:04 lucasnribeiro Some curious thing on LP and word pattern.
Be aware that this is not a well funded theory - i wouldn't even call this a theory - like the ones that really translated the known pages, so take it with a grain of salt.
So, i was reading the LP and on the first page came an idea to my mind. What happens if the pattern of a word is used to search for letters? So on the first page there's the word experience. This word in the rune form is: ᛁᛉᛋᛁᚪᛖᛁᛗᛞᛁ
. They both have 10 letters and the pattern is ABCADEAFGA. Inputing the pattern in this site: https://design215.com/toolbox/wordpattern.php
it returns the following words:
Yes, only two words. But what does that means? Lets say that the page wasn't translated and I didnt knew that the word was experience. With this two words i would know the runes for E, X, P, I, N, C and would have to confirm the D and R.
Inputting the "know letters" in some other word to test it confirms that it is indeed the right translation. Example:
Taking the word ᛞᚫᛗᛇᚱᛖᛗᛁᚳ
that has 5 letters that we known from experience/expedience
we have the following word:
On this site litscape.com/word_tools/pattern_match.php
it returns: conjoined, conjoiner, contained and container. From this we have a confirmed o and we can exclude conjoined and conjoiner since we dont have double O's in the rune and then we can cut off expedience because the rune for D doesn't match for expedience. We have confimed the words contained and experience. Doing this over and over you will translate the whole page.
Now, some things that ive found through the unsolved pages. I will refer to them by the file names here: https://www.dropbox.com/sh/lkta4q921vliyuw/AADmZ1YUHXWSjSizlMGZHXVMa?dl=0
the site only finds the word appendicular as a match.
the site only finds the word exobiologist as a match.
this one is a interesting set of words that proves all my explanation on the first page wrong, at least on this page.
there's a word with a single letter ( ᛟ ) on this page. In english theres only a or I as a possibility. Assuming this we take a word like ᛟᚪᛒᛁᛁᛋ that has either a or i as the initial letter. Then this word is a good one to test because it has double words together, so it's pattern becomes: ABCDDE. This returns 356 words. But since we have either A or I we can filter with
"a-----" or "i-----"
with a it returns 12 words that show us only three possible double letters: oo, ee, ll.
and with i it returns 3 words that can only be oo or ll.
Taking another word to test like ᛒᚦᛟᛇᚣᛟᛁᛒ
shows us that none of these letters are possible because the initial and last rune never matches the words searched.
then, looking for more words in this same page we have this: ᛟᛟᚳᛏᛄ
this one shows that the one letter word cant be a or I because inputting them on this word returns some nonsense:
I hope that i could explain this little curiosity. Please, if you can explain to me why these pages can't be translated like the early ones it would be nice!
some of my theories are:
the pages shift in a unusual pattern. Like salted hashes.
the words are wrong. Like CIRCVMFERENCE used on the translated pages. But still, doesn't totally breaks the logic of the runes.
the pages isn't in english (people like to suggest latin a lot).
It doesnt follow the spaces and line breaks to form the words. Meaning that the text has to be re-arranged.
Anyway, hope this can help in some way.
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2019.01.01 19:58 hkamran85 Help with Anagram finding application
I'm writing a program to find all words that have certain letters and have a certain letter count. The code is available on GitHub
I used Litscape
to compare findings with my program. Using the word "finale" and a word count of 5 as my control, I entered it into Litscape and got three
results, while my Anagram program, I got twelve
results. I am very curious to as why my program found these words, while Litscape got nine less. I am wondering if this is because I am using a bigger word list, GitHub user dwyl
list, which contains over 466,000 words.
Please advise me on this.
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2018.03.14 02:05 rjpfonseca Secret messages
At the end of Ward's Interlude 5d
(the latest recent chapter) we're given more details about March's code. So far, AFAIK we haven't figured out what the letters and zeros that separate the numeric keypad sequences mean. In the latest chapter, though, Rain says that those letters form a secondary message on their own, being incomplete words or phrases.
Rain and March's conversation in Interlude 5d starts like this:
Rain's message spells "HELP" separated by the letters M D N S
. March's message spells "WHERE" separated by the letters A E S Y
The separator letters (excluding the last "Y") form the word "MADNESS". This seems like some kind of verification mechanism since the word doesn't seem to add anything else meaningful to the conversation. The first person writes part of some verification word or phrase and the second person writes the missing letters of that letter (or phrase).
I wonder, what could the separator words/zeros from March in Glow-worm chapter 0.4
be partially spelling?
March's alias is "17593Q183H17953R9713E714693" which spells "MARCH" separated by the letters Q H R E
. Her initial message is "974641T17953A8209746413R173901761R796520" which spells "FRIEND?" separated by the letters/zeros T A 0 R 0 R
(the last zero may very well be part of the numerical sequence of "?" so I didn't include it).
So, what could "TA0R0R" be partially spelling? The zeros are a bit weird, they could simply be placeholders for the missing letters but no english word seems to exist with that format (I used this tool
to find words with the pattern "ta?r?r*"). Alternatively, the zeros could be separators for a phrase with 3 words partially written as "TA", "R" and "R".
As for March's alias, well, "QHRE" is not really in a message is it? It's just in her name, so it's hard to see how it could be part of a verification mechanism where there's no one responding to it. It might still have some meaning nonetheless but I can't see what it is just yet.
Does anyone have any ideas what those words/phrase could be?
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2016.03.16 16:55 truthling Generating lists of words with matching Soundex codes
I'm looking for suggestions for a starting point regarding my goal of generating lists of words with matching Soundex and/or Metaphone codes, perhaps using NLTK and WordNet. Litscape.com has a tool that does just that: http://www.litscape.com/word_tools/soundex_match.php
but I'd like to be able to do this programmatically with Python, so that I can give a list of words, generate Soundex codes for those words, then generate lists of matching words for each code.
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2015.10.09 12:33 TimAtamlibtoim For any of you that don't know, Litscape.com has a lot of useful tools for clue creation.
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2015.05.22 08:27 El_Gosso Everything You Can Spell With The New Blocks
I ran "carboncarboncarboncarbon" through this website
and it gave me a fairly comprehensive list of words that can be spelled with it. Here they are, sorted by word length:
raccoon corncob carbarn carabao
rococo rancor corona cocoon carbon cannon cancan cabana bronco booboo bonbon banana baboon arcana ancona
racon nabob croon corno cocoa cobra carob canon cacao boron baron bacon arbor araba acorn
roar roan rara rana orca noon nono narc crab corn conn coco coca bran born boor boon boob bona boca boar barn barb arab anon anna abba
roc rob ran orc orb ora ono oca oba oar nor noo non nob nan nab cor coo con cob car can cab brr bro bra boo bon bob boa bar ban baa arc arb ana aba
ra or on no na co ca bo ba ar an ab aa
n c a
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2015.03.18 06:16 antisphenogangli The case against sphenopalatineganglioneuralgia
As some of you may know, I'm very much against the decision to add sphenopalatineganglioneuralgia to the BP dictionary because I see it as a lexical error. Allow me to prove why: 1. There are very few sources to show for it... and they're all pretty shaky.
Upon looking up the term in question (as 1 word,) there are very limited sources that can provide. One such site that's been used to prove it's existence is a kid's medical website (http://kidshealth.org/kid/word/s/brain_freeze.html#cat20209
) Note how it lacks any proper sourcing and mainly exists for the gimmick of showing kids who don't know any better that a technically hard word exists. Seeing as how the rest of the site is in Spanish, I doubt their focus lies towards being 100% correct. Further more, many other medical websites that deal with the same subject don't even mention this fact.
Another website used to back up the fact of the existence of this word is http://www.litscape.com/words/length/30_letters/30_letter_words.html
Also among the long words is a version of supercalifragilisticexpialidocious that has a different spelling, making it a 33-letter word instead of the traditional 34. The word list it's been found in is a bit flawed. Let me explain why.
Allow me to quote from said website's about page. "Litscape.com was built on old books. The books in question are very old and tattered... It was created using works of literature contained in books where the copyright dates place them into the public domain."
Meaning the instance of this word was probably derived from some ancient medical entry that's since become antiquated and faded to obscurity. However, we can consult a number of more up-to-date medical entries online (quite a few of which are well-sourced,) and none of them even mention the 1 word version, which brings up a question... 2. There are many people interested in long and obscure words, and yet somehow this doesn't seem to appear in any list.
Why hasn't this received more coverage? There are a myriad of lists of long words online, some of which go all the way down to words 20-letters in length. Given there are only about a dozen or so entries that usually pop up in this list, why does no list seem to include it? Surely more long word junkies would've paid attention to this if it were a real word. The fact that this only has a few hundred results on Google whereas other similarly long words get hundreds of thousands seem to point to the fact that lexicographers just don't recognize this word. But maybe that's because... 3. It may be a word, but it is not an English word. (If you only had time to listen to one argument, let it be this one.)
Let's take a second to parse this word. Neuralgia is a pain in a cluster of nerves. A ganglion is a cluster of nerve cells. Sphenopalatine is an adjective that describes the location of said nerve cells (spheno- means cranial.) So it's a pain in the nerves in the palate/skull. That makes sense. However, we missed something pretty big. It's not in English.
This is the scientific name of the English term commonly referred to as brain freeze or ice-cream headache. Scientific names tend to be of Latin origin. Last time I checked, Latin is not synonymous with English. You don't need a professional lexicographer to verify the fact that Sphenopalatine gangleoneuralgia looks to at the very least be of Latin origin.
There's a reason why this system of scientific names is sometimes referred to as the Latin
name of something.
If sphenopalatineganglioneuralgia even has a chance of being an English word, both sphenopalatine and ganglioneuralgia have to be counted as English words. Consulting with many English dictionaries, as well as my trustworthy SOWPODS (which I think is one of the dictionaries used in BP's code,) neither is an English word. Ganglion is, neuralgia is. Ganglioneuralgia is not. Neither is Sphenopalatine.
The truth of the matter is, if either of those words were to be accepted as English, then you're going to have to make a case for every other Latin name used in professional fields. For example, the grey wolf's Latin name is canis lupus. While lupus may be in SOWPODS, canis is not. No one is going to try and argue that canis is an English word because it's objectively not. It's Latin. Similarly, no one's going to argue for sphenopalatine or gangleoneuralgia- let alone a compound of those two words.
Additionally, there are many Latin phrases and sayings that we use in day to day speech. For example, the phrase status quo. You can ask anyone who's ever played scrabble in a professional tournament. While you can use the Latin word quo in everyday speech, quo itself isn't recognized as an English word- let alone statusquo.
I could keep going on with similar examples such as carpe diem (In this case, neither word is recognized as English.) However, that would pretty much be redundant as it's repeating the same phrase over and over again.
Now, just because I take a vitriolic opposition to the addition of this word doesn't mean I have similar hatred towards Hectic. He is someone I respect, but has a point I'm fundamentally at odds with. I urge him, no matter what the final decision is, to not give up BP even if that means he can't "type an English word (as quoted from BP's instructions)" that isn't even in English. I just hope that I haven't caused him offence at a personal level.
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2013.01.30 21:08 ColWaffles Efficient algorithm to find all possible words from an input word?
For a personal project I have been messing around with a bit of a twist on more traditional word games. The twist hinges on being able to find all possible words that can be made from the letters in another given word. For instance, given the word 'programming', give me back a word set with things like 'ramming;pro;roaming' etc. I have seen quite a few examples on the internet that work well for smaller words, say anything up to about 10 to 15 characters. Right now I've implemented a trie from my dictionary file and a recursive function to look through the trie with all possible combinations of the input word's letters.
The problem is that everything I have implemented so far ends up being brute force to create the possible combinations to search for in the first place. If you look at a word like 'ethylenediaminetetraacetates' you end up with something on the order of 5 trillion trillion unique combinations of letters. So even if the search itself is efficient, generating that initial list of combinations to search for quickly becomes the bottleneck.
I feel like there must be a good way to do this as there are plenty of sites out there that offer this as a service already and it is quite speedy. litscape
is a good example. Throw the word above in there and it takes maybe a second to return 8692 words. Does anyone have any idea how they are doing this?
I have been reading a bit on alphabetizing the word and using that as a hash, but I don't really understand how you could get words smaller than the input word out of that.
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