A Fantastic Oscar Nominated CG Short Film: “Garden Party” [VIDEO]

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This might have been better suited to a Halloween post. Watch the whole film and you’ll see why. (P.S. the graphics throughout are absolutely incredible.)

Garden Party is an Oscar-nominated short film animation that depicts a dark mystery slowly unraveling via the perspective of exotic frogs having a grand time in an opulent, but empty mansion.

The most gorgeously realized independent 3D animation in years, this project from 6 students at France’s acclaimed Ecole MoPa revels in the delightful play of the frogs, only to cleverly reveal the subtext of their frolic.

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GARDEN PARTY
A Film by ILLOGIC
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“On paper, the synopsis to Garden Party seems ridiculous, but in reality it’s a stroke of genius as rewarding as the gorgeous animation the film is presented in. Essentially a hilarious romp featuring a group of inquisitive, accident-prone amphibians, this 7-minute short avoids hopping down the path of saccharine sweet anthropomorphism (we see all too much in animation) by blending its delicious dark subplot into proceedings. It’s a move that really lifts this short above and beyond a lot of the other films we see in the genre.

Though the clever, unfolding plot was my own personal highlight of Garden Party, it would seem neglectful to gloss over that glorious aesthetic without mentioning it in more detail. From that meticulous opening shot of the frog gliding through the debris-filled pool to that incredibly textured frog rising from the plate of oyster shells, it’s the attention to detail here that truly impresses. It’s not only the frogs that are the carefully considered characters in the design though, the location feels as much of a player in the storyline as any of our long-legged protagonists and if anything it’s the conscientious depictions of the backgrounds that add that extra level to both the aesthetic and that compelling subplot.

Screened in the ‘Horror: Thrilling and Chilling’ programme at this year’s Encounters festival (where it was easily the stand-out film of the session), Garden Party has been impressing audiences and juries at festival worldwide throughout 2016 & 2017. Winner of the ‘Best Graduate Short’ at GLAS Animation Festival, ‘Best Student Project’ at Siggraph and a ‘Special Jury Mention’ at Clermont-Ferrand, this is undoubtedly one of the best independent 3D animation’s we’ve encountered in sometime.” - S/W Curator Rob Munday

CREDITS
Directed by: ILLOGIC: Florian Babikian, Vincent Bayoux, Victor Caire, Théophile Dufresne, Gabriel Grapperon, Lucas Navarro
Soundtrack: Romain Montiel (Maaav)

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178 comments

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Nov 2, 2019 • 12:35:46pm

repeating this from the bottom of downstairs just because it’s so great (and Eventual Carrion says triple dog demand ya)

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Belafon  Nov 2, 2019 • 12:51:48pm
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Backwoods_Sleuth  Nov 2, 2019 • 12:53:40pm
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Stanley Sea  Nov 2, 2019 • 12:56:33pm

re: #2 Belafon

I chose other on several. Said “follow the law”

“if he’s guilty, yeah remove him”

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HappyWarrior  Nov 2, 2019 • 12:59:29pm

re: #3 Backwoods_Sleuth

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Love the Lee one especially given how much his cousin gets romanticized for staying with Virginia.

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Quoth the raven, Covfefe.  Nov 2, 2019 • 1:01:43pm

Evening Lizardim.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Nov 2, 2019 • 1:04:06pm

*snerk*

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austin_blue  Nov 2, 2019 • 1:04:16pm

re: #3 Backwoods_Sleuth

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They ran Sam Houston out of Texas for not supporting secession.

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BeachDem  Nov 2, 2019 • 1:04:55pm

re: #3 Backwoods_Sleuth

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After South Carolina seceded in 1860, James L. Petigru, “South Carolina is too small for a republic and too large for an insane asylum.”

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Nov 2, 2019 • 1:06:36pm
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dog philosopher ஐஒஔ௸  Nov 2, 2019 • 1:08:00pm

controversy provoking proposal:

we are in the flavor-of-the-month period, and harris and warren have now been tasted and discarded

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Nov 2, 2019 • 1:09:00pm
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Eclectic Cyborg  Nov 2, 2019 • 1:09:33pm

re: #10 Backwoods_Sleuth

Damn that’s an ugly ass fish.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Nov 2, 2019 • 1:10:04pm

re: #13 Eclectic Cyborg

Damn that’s an ugly ass fish.

those truncated small fins…

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Nov 2, 2019 • 1:10:12pm
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DangerMan (misuser of the sarc tag)  Nov 2, 2019 • 1:12:29pm

from the previous thread:

we must remember to constantly point out it’s more than just a “quid pro quo”…

it’s a qpq for personal gain

using congressionally allocated tax money as the leverage for personal gain

(dont even have to add ‘to influence an election’)

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Nov 2, 2019 • 1:14:08pm
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dog philosopher ஐஒஔ௸  Nov 2, 2019 • 1:23:44pm

re: #10 Backwoods_Sleuth

can you eat it?

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Nov 2, 2019 • 1:25:16pm

re: #18 dog philosopher ஐஒஔ௸

can you eat it?

not sure…after all, it’s a football…

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DodgerFan1988  Nov 2, 2019 • 1:27:45pm

Right-Wing nutjobs already doxing the alleged whistleblower’s personal information all over Twitter.

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dog philosopher ஐஒஔ௸  Nov 2, 2019 • 1:30:46pm

re: #20 DodgerFan1988

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Right-Wing nutjobs already doxing the alleged whistleblower’s personal information all over Twitter.

isn’t that a federal felony?

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Eventual Carrion  Nov 2, 2019 • 1:31:51pm

re: #19 Backwoods_Sleuth

not sure…after all, it’s a football…

Tastes like pig skin

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jaunte  Nov 2, 2019 • 1:32:05pm
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jaunte  Nov 2, 2019 • 1:34:44pm
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Belafon  Nov 2, 2019 • 1:34:53pm
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Charles Johnson  Nov 2, 2019 • 1:36:06pm

Fucking Mueller.

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Belafon  Nov 2, 2019 • 1:36:38pm

I hadn’t heard this news:

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Charles Johnson  Nov 2, 2019 • 1:39:19pm
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Backwoods_Sleuth  Nov 2, 2019 • 1:42:56pm
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dog philosopher ஐஒஔ௸  Nov 2, 2019 • 1:44:55pm

re: #18 dog philosopher ஐஒஔ௸

can you eat it?

by the way, as a dog i am required to ask this question by federal law

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makeitstop  Nov 2, 2019 • 1:44:59pm

Ooh, looks like someone’s about to be implicated…

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Nov 2, 2019 • 1:45:44pm

re: #31 makeitstop

Ooh, looks like someone’s about to be implicated…

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LOLOLOLOLOLOLOLOL

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NO SMOCKING GUN!  Nov 2, 2019 • 1:45:48pm
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Belafon  Nov 2, 2019 • 1:50:53pm

re: #24 jaunte

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Because we’re just getting started.

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makeitstop  Nov 2, 2019 • 1:51:43pm

Holy fuck.

A lot of people said that Mueller ‘wouldn’t be a savior.’ Fuckin’ A, it looks now like he wanted to bury this shit.

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Joe Bacon 🌹  Nov 2, 2019 • 1:52:09pm

re: #28 Charles Johnson

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Mueller put Party before Country just like every other Republican.

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PhillyPretzel  Nov 2, 2019 • 1:56:03pm

re: #36 Joe Bacon 🌹

I am not defending Mueller but DT did threaten him and any one who turns against him.

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makeitstop  Nov 2, 2019 • 2:02:30pm

This thread. Holy shit.

It’s like a greatest hits album of collusion and fucking treason.

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teleskiguy  Nov 2, 2019 • 2:13:42pm

re: #28 Charles Johnson

Mueller seriously dropped the ball. These new documents make that VERY clear.

Mueller is, after all, a Republican. Republicans don’t care about the country, they only care about power.

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Charles Johnson  Nov 2, 2019 • 2:16:17pm
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makeitstop  Nov 2, 2019 • 2:17:55pm

This thread, too.

Erik Prince is ass-deep in this whole thing, Kushner was subverting foreign policy while Obama was still president, everybody from Kellyanne to Sean Fucking Hannity was involved.

My goddamn brain is about to explode here.

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Jay C  Nov 2, 2019 • 2:18:09pm

re: #35 makeitstop

Holy fuck.

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A lot of people said that Mueller ‘wouldn’t be a savior.’ Fuckin’ A, it looks now like he wanted to bury this shit.

Are we sure that it was Mueller (himself) who buried stuff, or was it Barr (counting on the mindless-cult-nodding response to his bullshit NO COLLUSION “conclusion”)?

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TedStriker  Nov 2, 2019 • 2:21:10pm

re: #31 makeitstop

Ooh, looks like someone’s about to be implicated…

“Bannon heard about Sater by candidate Trump. Bannon did some inquires about with his contacts at The Intercept……”

Hmmm. I wonder who that could be referring to? I wonder.

— Centrism Fan Acct 🔹 (@Wilson__Valdez) November 2, 2019

Sounds like someone whose name starts with “G” and ends with “reenwald”.

If true, womp womp, motherfucker…

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makeitstop  Nov 2, 2019 • 2:23:21pm

re: #42 Jay C

Are we sure that it was Mueller (himself) who buried stuff, or was it Barr (counting on the mindless-cult-nodding response to his bullshit NO COLLUSION “conclusion”)?

I’m finding it difficult to see how he reached the conclusion he reached, considering what’s contained in what looks like the first couple hundred of 18 billion pages of testimony.

The Trump Cult has all but pledged allegiance to Mother Russia in these documents. It’s insane.

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Charles Johnson  Nov 2, 2019 • 2:24:29pm
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teleskiguy  Nov 2, 2019 • 2:25:05pm

“Q” stopped posting after 8chan got shut down. Now there’s a new chan, and of course it’s as vile as its predecessor.

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FormerDirtDart 🍕🐀  Nov 2, 2019 • 2:26:29pm
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HappyWarrior  Nov 2, 2019 • 2:27:22pm

re: #47 FormerDirtDart 🍕🐀

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Even Hitler wasn’t this craven with kids.

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Belafon  Nov 2, 2019 • 2:28:55pm

re: #45 Charles Johnson

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Great. I thought we were going after Donald J. Trump. You mean there’s another one, and he’s actually president? Is this like all of the Charles Johnsons? //

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Teukka  Nov 2, 2019 • 2:32:25pm

re: #46 teleskiguy

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Teukka  Nov 2, 2019 • 2:39:03pm

re: #48 HappyWarrior

Even Hitler wasn’t this craven with kids.

Well, Julius Streicher probably was…
*runs for cover*

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HappyWarrior  Nov 2, 2019 • 2:39:50pm

re: #51 Teukka

Well, Julius Streicher probably was…
*runs for cover*

Yeah. Learned more about him in Nuremberg.

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dog philosopher ஐஒஔ௸  Nov 2, 2019 • 2:48:56pm

re: #51 Teukka

Well, Julius Streicher probably was…
*runs for cover*

trump in his gleeful vulgarity resembles streicher more than hitler

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Belafon  Nov 2, 2019 • 2:49:20pm
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Belafon  Nov 2, 2019 • 2:53:09pm
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HappyWarrior  Nov 2, 2019 • 2:59:45pm

re: #55 Belafon

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I’ve talked to people like that too.

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teleskiguy  Nov 2, 2019 • 2:59:55pm

An anti-vaccination mother took to social media on Wednesday to share her decision to give out tainted lollipops for Halloween.

The Australian mother, who identifies herself online as Sarah Walker RN, shared in the private Facebook group “Stop Mandatory Vaccination” that her son, whose name has been redacted, contracted chickenpox and that she planned to “help” other children in the community by spreading the virus through candy.

“So my beautiful son [redacted] has the chickenpox at the moment and we’ve both decided to help others with natural immunity this Halloween!” Walker wrote. “We have the packaging open and closing down pat and can’t wait to help others in our community.”

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Nov 2, 2019 • 3:00:07pm

re: #37 PhillyPretzel

I am not defending Mueller but DT did threaten him and any one who turns against him.

Mueller did say that he would answer questions exactly as they were asked.
Apparently no one knew how to word the questions in a way that he could drop the bombshells.

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Belafon  Nov 2, 2019 • 3:01:33pm

re: #57 teleskiguy

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It would be hard to taint them in a way that would actually transfer it, but she should be charged for trying.

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PhillyPretzel  Nov 2, 2019 • 3:01:55pm

re: #58 Backwoods_Sleuth

True.

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teleskiguy  Nov 2, 2019 • 3:07:46pm

Mayor Pete is a dumbass.

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dog philosopher ஐஒஔ௸  Nov 2, 2019 • 3:08:07pm

re: #55 Belafon

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stanford was free for the first 50 years or so of its existence

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Eventual Carrion  Nov 2, 2019 • 3:20:44pm

re: #57 teleskiguy

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Should be in fucking jail on abuse charges at the least, attempted murder at the worst. And if any child contracts it and dies, murder.

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ckkatz  Nov 2, 2019 • 3:23:35pm

I suspect that the Mueller and his investigation was a lot more complex than it appears on first glance of the information FOIA’d here. And I suspect that we will not know the entire truth for many years or more.

My first guess would be along the following lines

1. Mueller is committed to the Constitution and democracy. And a very experienced operator along the boundaries between the political and bureaucratic worlds.

2. He had very confined limits as to what he could address. Both in terms of his mandate and in terms of what the Trumpist administration and Republican Congress would tolerate.

3. In the end, his investigation could not remove the Trump Administration. He made that extremely clear. He could not save us from ourselves. That was and IS our responsibility.

4. He and his team worked to gather up and preserve as much information as they could. Even if they could not directly use it in their investigation. This increased the likelihood it would not be suppressed and would eventually make its way to the public.

5. He had limited time, resources, and administration willingness to tolerate his prosecutions. It looks to me that he very carefully selected his prosecutions to bring out information without directly triggering administration reaction. He was, I understand, successful, in respect to Cohen and Gates. Less so in respect to Flynn and Manafort.

6. I suspect that the not so hidden hand of Barr, and Trump affected the quick termination of Mueller’s investigation and attempted the distortion of the results.

Edit - changed wold to would, administrative to administration, and added ‘Republican’ to Congress.

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Decatur Deb  Nov 2, 2019 • 3:25:22pm

There was a successful revolt today by members of the Alabama Democratic Party. This has been in the works for some months, with the encouragement of the DNC. This is essentially a generational war, putting younger party members against the Civil Rights era leadership.

My old candidate for congress failed in her attempt to replace the former chairman (veteran of the Alabama Education Association), but a candidate backed by Sen Doug Jones did win.

The fight has left the state party disunited and worse than penniless.

Nancy Worley out; Democrats pick Chris England as chair
al.com

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Belafon  Nov 2, 2019 • 3:25:43pm

re: #64 ckkatz

6. I suspect that the not so hidden hand of Barr, and Trump affected the quick termination of Mueller’s investigation and attempted the distortion of the results.

Barr’s first job was to terminate the Mueller report. Mueller wrote what he did to get it over Barr (yep, I wrote that on purpose).

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2020 Blue Wisconsin  Nov 2, 2019 • 3:26:32pm

re: #63 Eventual Carrion

Should be in fucking jail on abuse charges at the least, attempted murder at the worst. And if any child contracts it and dies, murder.

No, fuck that. She should be jailed on terrorism charges. She knowingly released a dangerous biological agent to advance a political belief. That’s terrorism, plain and simple.

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Jebediah, RBG  Nov 2, 2019 • 3:26:36pm

re: #63 Eventual Carrion

Should be in fucking jail on abuse charges at the least, attempted murder at the worst. And if any child contracts it and dies, murder.

Jeezuz fuck some of these anti vax loons have really lost their fucking minds. I wonder if the lucky recipients include any immunocompromised kids. Wonder if any parents in that neighborhood are thinking of going to that house and dragging that asshole out into the street for a public beatdown.

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Belafon  Nov 2, 2019 • 3:26:56pm

re: #65 Decatur Deb

There was a successful revolt today by members of the Alabama Democratic Party. This has been in the works for some months, with the encouragement of the DNC. This is essentially a generational war, putting younger party members against the Civil Rights era leadership.

My old candidate for congress failed in her attempt to replace the former chairman (veteran of the Alabama Education Association), but a candidate backed by Sen Doug Jones did win.

The fight has left the state party disunited and worse than penniless.

Nancy Worley out; Democrats pick Chris England as chair
al.com

Ignoring the money thing for a moment, was the change a good thing?

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ckkatz  Nov 2, 2019 • 3:29:10pm

re: #57 teleskiguy

I have not yet had a chance to research this. Any chance it is a troll trying to stir things up? There is, I seem to remember, a lot of information on foreign state based trolls involved in this particular area.

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Decatur Deb  Nov 2, 2019 • 3:31:44pm

re: #69 Belafon

Ignoring the money thing for a moment, was the change a good thing?

Had to be done, but it puts Doug Jones chances of re-election near zero. The effect is visible in our county party. On the positive side, we have a party caucus to represent our .05% of Pacific Islanders.

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ckkatz  Nov 2, 2019 • 3:31:59pm

re: #66 Belafon

Barr’s first job was to terminate the Mueller report. Mueller wrote what he did to get it over Barr (yep, I wrote that on purpose).

That was exactly my understanding as well.

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plansbandc  Nov 2, 2019 • 3:38:23pm

re: #36 Joe Bacon 🌹

Sadly, I believe you’re correct. So much for the man of integrity.

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PhillyPretzel  Nov 2, 2019 • 3:40:03pm

When people are threatened by a bully one of the reactions is to placate the bully. Give them what they want in hope that they leave the victim alone. This is why so many people are being quiet about DT and the things he has done. I do not blame them. As a matter of fact I understand what they are going through. As I have stated many times in this weblog I have a younger sister who bullies everyone. Most of the people who know her just say what she wants to hear in order to shut her up. DT is pretty much the same except he is bullying everyone in the GOP to stand with him or else. That is why very few people are standing up against him. They fear him and what he has done in the past. And he is also using social media to keep those in line with him.

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ckkatz  Nov 2, 2019 • 3:41:03pm

The Washington Post has just provided a November 30 Day free digital subscription code.

I am passing it on to the ‘Lizardia’ of LGF. My best wishes to all… But first one in gets it…

wapo.st

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plansbandc  Nov 2, 2019 • 3:43:41pm

re: #75 ckkatz

Thank you.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Nov 2, 2019 • 3:55:23pm

re: #66 Belafon

Barr’s first job was to terminate the Mueller report. Mueller wrote what he did to get it over Barr (yep, I wrote that on purpose).

and people are just so ready to jump on the Mueller is an asshole republican wagon…

now, we have the written Mueller grand jury transcript shit hitting the fan and people are STILL CALLING MUELLER A REPUBLICAN ASSHOLE.

Mueller told Congress to ASK THE NARROWLY DEFINED QUESTIONS when he testified.

Those questions were not asked at that time.

jeebus…

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Pawn of the Oppressor  Nov 2, 2019 • 3:55:47pm

Ain’t this the gawddarn truth.

I’ve been meaning to draw this up for a while.

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goddamnedfrank  Nov 2, 2019 • 3:57:36pm

re: #67 2020 Blue Wisconsin

No, fuck that. She should be jailed on terrorism charges. She knowingly released a dangerous biological agent to advance a political belief. That’s terrorism, plain and simple.

Whatever happened to that woman who licked the pint of ice cream and put it back? She was reportedly facing up to 20 years, and she just pulled a dumb ass stunt that didn’t specifically target children with a dangerous pathogen.

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Sherlock Hound  Nov 2, 2019 • 3:59:10pm

re: #53 dog philosopher ஐஒஔ௸

trump in his gleeful vulgarity resembles streicher more than hitler

Stephen Miller should write a book. A children’s book. He can write about mushrooms. Poisoned mushrooms.

He can title it, ummmm, “Der Giftplitz”.

What do we think?
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Pawn of the Oppressor  Nov 2, 2019 • 4:03:50pm

re: #57 teleskiguy

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I don’t know what the laws are like in Australia but I’m figuring each individual lollipop in the bag is a count of child endangerment, plus one for her own kid for good measure, tack on child abuse, maybe even a little bit of a terrorism tie-in (attacking innocent people on the basis of your political beliefs), and yeah take her fucking kids away… That would be a start. Bury her under the goddamned book. No mercy for these idiots anymore. My god.

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goddamnedfrank  Nov 2, 2019 • 4:05:05pm
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ckkatz  Nov 2, 2019 • 4:05:09pm

Turkey is not too popular these days in many circles. But hopefully Canadian Scotch-Irish folksingers who play ukulele might be more so.

The song by the way, is about how rain comes from heaven, pure and refreshing. But when it lands on the earth, it can be corrupted, it makes mud and ruins things like baklava. Then the song points out that love can be the same way.

Brenna MacCrimmon - Yagmur yagar tas ustune

Brenna MacCrimmon - Yagmur yagar tas ustune

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Teukka  Nov 2, 2019 • 4:07:02pm

re: #81 Pawn of the Oppressor

I don’t know what the laws are like in Australia but I’m figuring each individual lollipop in the bag is a count of child endangerment, plus one for her own kid for good measure, tack on child abuse, maybe even a little bit of a terrorism tie-in (attacking innocent people on the basis of your political beliefs), and yeah take her fucking kids away… That would be a start. Bury her under the goddamned book. No mercy for these idiots anymore. My god.

It’s at least 15 years up river she’s looking at…

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ckkatz  Nov 2, 2019 • 4:07:41pm

re: #82 goddamnedfrank

Richard Reid may want to have a word with Brit Hume.

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Belafon  Nov 2, 2019 • 4:09:05pm

re: #82 goddamnedfrank

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Why would a billionaire losing the presidency be the ultimate punishment?

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goddamnedfrank  Nov 2, 2019 • 4:09:31pm

It’s official, I’ve reached the getting hit on by extremely not subtle gay dude at the Y stage of my weight loss journey.

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Jebediah, RBG  Nov 2, 2019 • 4:11:26pm

re: #87 goddamnedfrank

Congratulations!

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goddamnedfrank  Nov 2, 2019 • 4:14:03pm

re: #88 Jebediah, RBG

Congratulations!

It’s validating but I finally had to tell him to chill a little.

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Dread Pirate  Nov 2, 2019 • 4:14:12pm
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Belafon  Nov 2, 2019 • 4:14:37pm

re: #87 goddamnedfrank

It’s official, I’ve reached the getting hit on by extremely not subtle gay dude at the Y stage of my weight loss journey.

Just tell him he’s out of your league:

Bob’s burgers: bob and deli guy

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Decatur Deb  Nov 2, 2019 • 4:16:41pm

re: #89 goddamnedfrank

It’s validating but I finally had to tell him to chill a little.

Go do a reddit AITA.

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teleskiguy  Nov 2, 2019 • 4:20:29pm
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Quoth the raven, Covfefe.  Nov 2, 2019 • 4:22:01pm

re: #93 teleskiguy

Oh wow. Quinn’s reference takes me wayyyyy back.

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jaunte  Nov 2, 2019 • 4:23:28pm
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HappyWarrior  Nov 2, 2019 • 4:23:31pm

re: #93 teleskiguy

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They want simple solutions to complex problems.

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teleskiguy  Nov 2, 2019 • 4:24:50pm

re: #94 Quoth the raven, Covfefe.

Oh wow. Quinn’s reference takes me wayyyyy back.

Me too. Hale-Bopp, The Great Comet of 1997.

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teleskiguy  Nov 2, 2019 • 4:25:54pm

re: #97 teleskiguy

Me too. Hale-Bopp, The Great Comet of 1997.

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HappyWarrior  Nov 2, 2019 • 4:25:55pm

re: #95 jaunte

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It’s disturbing as hell to have a President take this view especially one completely ignorant of history.

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Quoth the raven, Covfefe.  Nov 2, 2019 • 4:25:59pm

re: #97 teleskiguy

Me too. Hale-Bopp, The Great Comet of 1997.

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Oh yeah. I was just in my teens when that happened and was actually fascinated with astronomy. Comets became a little bit morbid after that.

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jaunte  Nov 2, 2019 • 4:26:20pm

re: #99 HappyWarrior

Like a puppet.

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Belafon  Nov 2, 2019 • 4:29:38pm
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HappyWarrior  Nov 2, 2019 • 4:31:12pm

re: #101 jaunte

Like a puppet.

Yep.

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Dread Pirate  Nov 2, 2019 • 4:32:38pm
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Backwoods_Sleuth  Nov 2, 2019 • 4:32:39pm

my congresscritter is an asshat

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TedStriker  Nov 2, 2019 • 4:33:03pm

re: #102 Belafon

New York, New York. If you can make it there, you can make it anywhere… Trump can’t.

— Chuck Schumer (@SenSchumer) November 2, 2019

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jaunte  Nov 2, 2019 • 4:37:06pm
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teleskiguy  Nov 2, 2019 • 4:44:31pm
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Belafon  Nov 2, 2019 • 4:52:39pm

My wife has been watching a show on PBS where this guy goes and talks to people who have started up their own businesses. This weeks was about a woman who is really good at cross-stitching people - in the time the host stitched a backwards letter z, she stitched a likeness of him. And while she does stuff on commission, she published a book to allow other people to do it: amazon.com Her book is more expensive than most cross-stitch books, but hers is more of a pattern book than a single-project book.

Another one that was really cool was this guy who actually designed crutches that support your weight at the elbow rather than trying to hold your body up with your wrists. The guy who designed them has modified them over the years, and they’re also pretty good at getting out of the way when you need your hands for something: mobilitydesigned.com.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Nov 2, 2019 • 4:53:05pm
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Belafon  Nov 2, 2019 • 4:57:54pm
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Teukka  Nov 2, 2019 • 4:59:53pm

re: #111 Belafon

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*whistles*
That’s gonna leave a mark…

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Dread Pirate  Nov 2, 2019 • 4:59:57pm
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TedStriker  Nov 2, 2019 • 5:14:52pm

re: #113 Dread Pirate

After 2+ years, @Comey has lost the Guineas record for tallest witness in a Congressional investigation into @realDonaldTrump. pic.twitter.com

— Andrew Feinberg (@AndrewFeinberg) November 2, 2019

“Guineas?”
“Forget it, he’s rolling.”

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Belafon  Nov 2, 2019 • 5:15:07pm
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mmmirele  Nov 2, 2019 • 5:16:20pm

re: #109 Belafon

My wife has been watching a show on PBS where this guy goes and talks to people who have started up their own businesses. This weeks was about a woman who is really good at cross-stitching people - in the time the host stitched a backwards letter z, she stitched a likeness of him. And while she does stuff on commission, she published a book to allow other people to do it: amazon.com. Her book is more expensive than most cross-stitch books, but her’s is more of a pattern book than a single-project book.

Another one that was really cool was this guy who actually designed crutches that support your weight at the elbow rather than trying to hold your body up with your wrists. The guy who designed them has modified them over the years, and they’re also pretty good at getting out of the way when you need your hands for something: mobilitydesigned.com.

I’d only buy this if I was doing these kinds of family portraits for a hobby or a living, but I admire that she went to all this trouble. This is excellent legwork.

Annnnd my blood sugar has been all over the map today. I checked it this morning at 7:30, it was 114. At noon, I felt weird and broke out into a sweat BUT the A/C (set at 81) kicked on at the same time, but I felt weird. So I tested it again. It was 60. (Which is BAD, VERY BAD.) Two handfuls of raisins and some licorice bears later, it was up to 138, which I was much happier about. Then I ate lunch. I just tested my blood sugar again, and it’s 196 and my meter chides me that it’s out of range and do this and that and blah blah. All I can think of is, I feel fine, I don’t feel like I’m going to keel over and it will go down. I am not going to worry about it being too high for a little while. It’s the too low part that scares me.

But it also reminds me that I need to stock up on food for my desk at work since my work hours are changing on Monday (no thanks to daylight stupid time). I am so not looking forward to working 8-5, because, frankly, the traffic sucks. I also need to make a list of audio books for the drive to/from work.

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ckkatz  Nov 2, 2019 • 5:19:42pm

re: #109 Belafon

There is an NPR show by Guy Raz called “How I Built This”. I recently bumped into the broadcast that featured Sara Blakely, the founder of ‘Spanx’. I am not part of the pantyhose customer base, however I found the broadcast quite entertaining and Sara Blakely a compelling speaker.

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Belafon  Nov 2, 2019 • 5:21:05pm

re: #116 mmmirele

I use my drive to learn Spanish: pimsleur.com. If I ever get to the point where I am conversational, I might start learning Arabic.

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Joe Bacon 🌹  Nov 2, 2019 • 5:24:58pm

re: #105 Backwoods_Sleuth

my congresscritter is an asshat

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I replied “What KOMPROMAT does Putin have on you”

And Tommy blocked me!

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Barefoot Grin  Nov 2, 2019 • 5:32:27pm

This is sobering. Kurt claims Republicans aren’t cynical; they believe the conspiracy theories. Thread:

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Nov 2, 2019 • 5:35:22pm
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Barefoot Grin  Nov 2, 2019 • 5:46:41pm

Tough night at casa Barefoot Grin. My son came home devastated from his robotics tournament. The other two teams from his high school were having last minute coding problems, which he was asked to fix. He did (according to him). One team briefly mentioned the help to the judges, but the winning team didn’t. Now he’s talking about offering help again and sabotaging them—he’s that upset. Long talks ahead.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Nov 2, 2019 • 5:47:34pm
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Quoth the raven, Covfefe.  Nov 2, 2019 • 5:48:57pm

re: #123 Barefoot Grin

Tough night at casa Barefoot Grin. My son came home devastated from his robotics tournament. The other two teams from his high school were having last minute coding problems, which he was asked to fix. He did (according to him). One team briefly mentioned the help to the judges, but the winning team didn’t. Now he’s talking about offering help again and sabotaging them—he’s that upset. Long talks ahead.

That’s a hard lesson to learn for a teenage boy. Been there, done that. In good news - it sounds like he is incredibly talented.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Nov 2, 2019 • 5:57:55pm
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Barefoot Grin  Nov 2, 2019 • 6:01:15pm

re: #125 Quoth the raven, Covfefe.

That’s a hard lesson to learn for a teenage boy. Been there, done that. In good news - it sounds like he is incredibly talented.

Yes, he’s not the driver of the robot, but the one who does the stuff behind the scenes. The sponsoring teacher is going to have a discussion with all of teams about such behavior next week, I’ve just been told.

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Florida Panhandler  Nov 2, 2019 • 6:02:14pm

re: #107 jaunte

The consolidation of power is the primary interest of Trump. He only appreciates other powerful entities that he can quickly quantize into the fewest concentrations of rule as possible in order for him to process “deals.” (Fake, phony deals of course).

In Trump’s worldview, everything belongs only to those few who are “worthy” or “strong” and have the ability to concentrate as much power as possible under authoritarian rule. Everyone else, most especially those that call for more democratic structure, are seen as “weak.”

Trump’s volumes of vomit on Twitter proves this over and over, day after day. There is no mention by Trump in any of his rhetoric promoting democracy. Reagan, Bush I, Clinton, Bush II, and Obama all had frequent public calls for democracy as an ideal for government. No such language from Trump. His appreciation for dictators is on full display, everyday.

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Quoth the raven, Covfefe.  Nov 2, 2019 • 6:02:52pm

re: #127 Barefoot Grin

Yes, he’s not the driver of the robot, but the one who does the stuff behind the scenes. The sponsoring teacher is going to have a discussion with all of teams about such behavior next week, I’ve just been told.

That’s good. In the meantime, you can relay to him that I was that soldier when I was in school - now, I’m the public face of my team and responsible for maintaining all our applications in an operational state. The lack of recognition now leads to big dividends later.

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Barefoot Grin  Nov 2, 2019 • 6:09:34pm

re: #129 Quoth the raven, Covfefe.

That’s good. In the meantime, you can relay to him that I was that soldier when I was in school - now, I’m the public face of my team and responsible for maintaining all our applications in an operational state. The lack of recognition now leads to big dividends later.

Thank you. I will most definitely tell him what a beautiful lizard told me!

I have to add this as an edit because I think it’s funny but I don’t really know what it means: he said “I mean, they were trying to code C++ using C!”

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The Pie Overlord!  Nov 2, 2019 • 6:17:44pm
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Dread Pirate  Nov 2, 2019 • 6:20:12pm
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Quoth the raven, Covfefe.  Nov 2, 2019 • 6:22:03pm

So, I have a bone to pick with my folks. As you may or may not know, I’m firmly on the autism spectrum, informally (never diagnosed). As you also may or may not know, depending on if you follow baseball, the closer for the World Series champion Washington Nationals, Sean Doolittle, declined to attend the White House ceremony on Monday, saying that he couldn’t explain to his autistic brother-in-law how he could justify hanging out with a man who openly mocked a disabled reporter. I mentioned the Nationals on a phone call to my folks this afternoon. My father said something about “that asshole closer of theirs, who isn’t going to the White House.” I said, “Well, he has some good reasons not to attend.” My father rejoined, “I don’t think he does.” The line got uncomfortably quiet until I changed the subject. I know my father literally just wasn’t thinking at all when he said that, but it still hurts a little bit.

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Hecuba's daughter  Nov 2, 2019 • 6:24:47pm

re: #121 Barefoot Grin

This is sobering. Kurt claims Republicans aren’t cynical; they believe the conspiracy theories. Thread:

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My sister had told me that for years she thought our brother was trying to get our goat by repeating nonsense that he didn’t believe, but last year she came to the realization that he actually believed these nonsense conspiracies. There may be a few Republicans who have escaped this brainwashing, but the vast majority have drunk the Kool Aid. This may not be something our nation will survive: our brother confidently told us that Trump will win 2020 in a landslide — that only California, Illinois, and New York will vote Democratic. A political party addicted to lies will not abandon them if they remain successful in retaining power. They will double-down on them.

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Belafon  Nov 2, 2019 • 6:25:34pm

re: #123 Barefoot Grin

Tough night at casa Barefoot Grin. My son came home devastated from his robotics tournament. The other two teams from his high school were having last minute coding problems, which he was asked to fix. He did (according to him). One team briefly mentioned the help to the judges, but the winning team didn’t. Now he’s talking about offering help again and sabotaging them—he’s that upset. Long talks ahead.

Tell him to put it on his resume.

Edit: That’s the kind of thing I would be looking for.

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Quoth the raven, Covfefe.  Nov 2, 2019 • 6:26:00pm

re: #134 Hecuba’s daughter

My sister had told me that for years she thought our brother was trying to get our goat by repeating nonsense that he didn’t believe, but last year she came to the realization that he actually believed these nonsense conspiracies. There may be a few Republicans who have escaped this brainwashing, but the vast majority have drunk the Kool Aid. This may not be something our nation will survive: our brother confidently told us that Trump will win 2020 in a landslide — that only California, Illinois, and New York will vote Democratic. A political party addicted to lies will not abandon them if they remain successful in retaining power. They will double-down on them.

If your brother thinks that Minnesota is voting Republican in 2020, that dude is seriously beyond help.

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Belafon  Nov 2, 2019 • 6:29:39pm

re: #130 Barefoot Grin

Thank you. I will most definitely tell him what a beautiful lizard told me!

I have to add this as an edit because I think it’s funny but I don’t really know what it means: he said “I mean, they were trying to code C++ using C!”

That’s funny. The short form: C is an older language that was a nicer form off assembly language, which is basically the machine instructions written in text. C++ derived from C and added some features to make solving problems closer to the way we think about them. And while the original version of C++ basically translated down to C, it’s not easy for people to do, and would take more experience than high school kids would have.

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Quoth the raven, Covfefe.  Nov 2, 2019 • 6:30:38pm

re: #137 Belafon

That’s funny. The short form: C is an older language that was a nicer form off assembly language, which is basically the machine instructions written in text. C++ derived from C and added some features to make solving problems closer to the way we think about them. And while the original version of C++ basically translated down to C, it’s not easy for people to do, and would take more experience than high school kids would have.

Hell, in high school, I wasn’t fully capable of writing either C or C++. Lack of opportunity and all that, but still, that shows an incredible amount of knowledge.

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Patricia Kayden  Nov 2, 2019 • 6:31:59pm

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Belafon  Nov 2, 2019 • 6:32:45pm

re: #134 Hecuba’s daughter

My sister had told me that for years she thought our brother was trying to get our goat by repeating nonsense that he didn’t believe, but last year she came to the realization that he actually believed these nonsense conspiracies. There may be a few Republicans who have escaped this brainwashing, but the vast majority have drunk the Kool Aid. This may not be something our nation will survive: our brother confidently told us that Trump will win 2020 in a landslide — that only California, Illinois, and New York will vote Democratic. A political party addicted to lies will not abandon them if they remain successful in retaining power. They will double-down on them.

That has been true of Democrats thinking they could win without minorities. It’s going to take defeating the GOP over and over to finally get them to change their ways.

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Dread Pirate  Nov 2, 2019 • 6:36:13pm
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Belafon  Nov 2, 2019 • 6:37:15pm

re: #138 Quoth the raven, Covfefe.

Hell, in high school, I wasn’t fully capable of writing either C or C++. Lack of opportunity and all that, but still, that shows an incredible amount of knowledge.

I work with people who know C++, are good at abstract thinking, and none of them even claim to know C.

It is a different mindset to code in C. I have at times attempted to do kind of C++ coding in C, but you spend a whole lot of times doing things the hard way because the language doesn’t really support abstractions.

When my bosses on a job tried to choose for us to write something in C, we threatened to write a C++ compiler first.

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Eclectic Cyborg  Nov 2, 2019 • 6:38:35pm

re: #142 Belafon

I haven’t worked in C for years. I remember it being aggravating.

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Barefoot Grin  Nov 2, 2019 • 6:39:02pm

re: #138 Quoth the raven, Covfefe.

Hell, in high school, I wasn’t fully capable of writing either C or C++. Lack of opportunity and all that, but still, that shows an incredible amount of knowledge.

He’s doing Honors Calculus now as a sophomore. I finished high school barely getting through algebra. He’s pretty smart. He’s the kid I posted about who ordered 53 CDs through the local library’s lending system that included Bob Dylan, Myles Davis, Mahler, and Mozart. Tonight Chris Thile played an Elliot Smith song on his NPR show as we drove home from the robotics tourney and I asked my son if he know of Smith: “yes, I have his songs; but I have a headache now from crying, can we talk about it later?”

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William Lewis  Nov 2, 2019 • 6:39:24pm

re: #137 Belafon

That’s funny. The short form: C is an older language that was a nicer form off assembly language, which is basically the machine instructions written in text. C++ derived from C and added some features to make solving problems closer to the way we think about them. And while the original version of C++ basically translated down to C, it’s not easy for people to do, and would take more experience than high school kids would have.

Heh. As a old unixen person, C++ is best viewed as a compiler that will check your code better than lint ever did. I’ve never used any of the fancy OO features of C++ but I can and have run my C code through the C++ compiler for better run-time checking.

But then, C or C++ is just ASM macros any way. Real programs are written in LISP (whistles innocently)

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Quoth the raven, Covfefe.  Nov 2, 2019 • 6:39:50pm

re: #145 William Lewis

Heh. As a old unixen person, C++ is best viewed as a compiler that will check your code better than lint ever did. I’ve never used any of the fancy OO features of C++ but I can and have run my C code through the C++ compiler for better run-time checking.

But then, C or C++ is just ASM macros any way. Real programs are written in LISP

People say that God wrote the Universe in LISP…

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Belafon  Nov 2, 2019 • 6:39:51pm

re: #143 Eclectic Cyborg

I haven’t worked in C for years. I remember it being aggravating.

It was great when your other choice was assembly, or COBOL. But we have a few (hundred) more languages now.

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Belafon  Nov 2, 2019 • 6:40:46pm

re: #145 William Lewis

Heh. As a old unixen person, C++ is best viewed as a compiler that will check your code better than lint ever did. I’ve never used any of the fancy OO features of C++ but I can and have run my C code through the C++ compiler for better run-time checking.

But then, C or C++ is just ASM macros any way. Real programs are written in LISP < whistles innocently >

When I want hard core, I code Haskell.

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William Lewis  Nov 2, 2019 • 6:40:56pm

re: #146 Quoth the raven, Covfefe.

People say that God wrote the Universe in LISP…

That’s right, She needed the garbage collector to deal with decomposition :D

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Quoth the raven, Covfefe.  Nov 2, 2019 • 6:41:16pm

re: #148 Belafon

When I want hard core, I code Haskell.

Haskell. Now there’s a name I haven’t heard in a long time. An elegant weapon for a more civilized age.

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Barefoot Grin  Nov 2, 2019 • 6:41:49pm

Ok, you guys are talking in code. I think I’ll take the doggo for a walk!

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Joe Bacon 🌹  Nov 2, 2019 • 6:42:20pm

re: #147 Belafon

It was great when your other choice was assembly, or COBOL. But we have a few (hundred) more languages now.

Pitt 1974…first computer class using Fortran with WATFOR and WATFIV…lugging several hundred punch cards to the lab to work on game analysis of Monopoly…

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Belafon  Nov 2, 2019 • 6:42:22pm

When I do software developer interviews for our company, beyond your technical skills, I am generally trying to find out how well you will work in a group. I want to know if you can interact with others, and helping people shows a great ability to do that. I’m also looking to find out if you can ask others for help.

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Quoth the raven, Covfefe.  Nov 2, 2019 • 6:42:56pm

re: #149 William Lewis

That’s right, She needed the garbage collector to deal with decomposition :D

So when we did our introduction to LISP in our Artificial Intelligence course in college, I sailed through it with delight. 75% of my classmates disagreed.

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The Pie Overlord!  Nov 2, 2019 • 6:43:14pm

re: #147 Belafon

It was great when your other choice was assembly, or COBOL. But we have a few (hundred) more languages now.

I learned programming in FORTRAN.

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Quoth the raven, Covfefe.  Nov 2, 2019 • 6:43:16pm

re: #153 Belafon

When I do software developer interviews for our company, beyond your technical skills, I am generally trying to find out how well you will work in a group. I want to know if you can interact with others, and helping people shows a great ability to do that. I’m also looking to find out if you can ask others for help.

So much THIS. Tech can be taught. Social skills cannot.

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Joe Bacon 🌹  Nov 2, 2019 • 6:44:18pm

Remember when I started game coding and asking for guidance and was told to read Lajos Egri’s The Art Of Dramatic Writing before even thinking about writing code! Was told you have to write a good story before the coding…

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Belafon  Nov 2, 2019 • 6:44:23pm

re: #149 William Lewis

That’s right, She needed the garbage collector to deal with decomposition :D

I’m learning Rust right now. And one of it’s features is that there’s no garbage collector, because the language enforces a single owner of memory. I haven’t gotten to the threading part of the language, which it’s supposed to help with safety.

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Quoth the raven, Covfefe.  Nov 2, 2019 • 6:46:28pm

re: #142 Belafon

I work with people who know C++, are good at abstract thinking, and none of them even claim to know C.

It is a different mindset to code in C. I have at times attempted to do kind of C++ coding in C, but you spend a whole lot of times doing things the hard way because the language doesn’t really support abstractions.

When my bosses on a job tried to choose for us to write something in C, we threatened to write a C++ compiler first.

I have a half-baked operating system kernel in my local git repository on my machine downstairs. It’s a hybrid of assembly, C, and C++. That should tell you all you need to know about the way I adapt to the environment when I write code.

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Eclectic Cyborg  Nov 2, 2019 • 6:47:39pm

re: #159 Quoth the raven, Covfefe.

I have a half-baked operating system kernel in my local git repository on my machine downstairs. It’s a hybrid of assembly, C, and C++. That should tell you all you need to know about the way I adapt to the environment when I write code.

You’re a brave man.

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ckkatz  Nov 2, 2019 • 6:47:45pm

re: #116 mmmirele

But it also reminds me that I need to stock up on food for my desk at work since my work hours are changing on Monday (no thanks to daylight stupid time). I am so not looking forward to working 8-5, because, frankly, the traffic sucks. I also need to make a list of audio books for the drive to/from work.

There is an amazing amount of audio material online. And some of it is even true. :)

For books, the local public library is a good option.

Other options include:

Project Gutenberg - free non-copyright ebooks including some audio versions.
gutenberg.org

I have not checked the referenced sites in this article for several years but in 2015 it was accurate -
Top 20 sites to download Free eBooks
bullguard.com

My strategy is to listen to online courses. I usually listen to The Teaching Company’s courses. Sometimes I borrow them from the County Library. Other times they have been on sale and I have purchased them.

There is an Android app called ‘Podcast Addict’ that has a large list of curated podcasts on various topics including Religion and Spirituality. If your car has BlueTooth, you may be able to synch up your car and your phone.

A lizard here recommended this series:

History of English Podcast
historyofenglishpodcast.com

And, one can also catch up on one’s favorite tv and radio shows since many put out the shows in a podcast version.

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Belafon  Nov 2, 2019 • 6:48:24pm

re: #157 Joe Bacon 🌹

Remember when I started game coding and asking for guidance and was told to read Lajos Egri’s The Art Of Dramatic Writing before even thinking about writing code! Was told you have to write a good story before the coding…

“What’s the best way to handle checking ranges of this value?” (An actual problem I helped a coop with.)
“Go read this book.”

Not quite the right answer in this situation, but I am going to get that for a couple of my kids who are trying to write books.

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Quoth the raven, Covfefe.  Nov 2, 2019 • 6:48:49pm

re: #160 Eclectic Cyborg

You’re a brave man.

Low-level programming is my jam. When I was in college, my side project was writing processor-level C code for a nanosatellite. My area of focus was the power management system. You’d be surprised how much consideration goes into, “Assume literally everything got fried in a solar storm.”

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Belafon  Nov 2, 2019 • 6:51:50pm

re: #159 Quoth the raven, Covfefe.

I have a half-baked operating system kernel in my local git repository on my machine downstairs. It’s a hybrid of assembly, C, and C++. That should tell you all you need to know about the way I adapt to the environment when I write code.

I have a project that was given to me written in C, that is hard to maintain, and really needs to be rewritten. I can’t do that at the moment, so all I can do is translate some of the stuff into C++ as I can. In some cases, as was said above, I’ve used C++ features just to get the compiler to check the code at compile time.

If I could ban void *….

Edited

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Hecuba's daughter  Nov 2, 2019 • 6:52:01pm

re: #163 Quoth the raven, Covfefe.

Low-level programming is my jam. When I was in college, my side project was writing processor-level C code for a nanosatellite. My area of focus was the power management system. You’d be surprised how much consideration goes into, “Assume literally everything got fried in a solar storm.”

My languages were Fortran, COBOL, PL/I, APL (a long time ago), Visual Basic — but now I’m retired and no programming for me.

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Quoth the raven, Covfefe.  Nov 2, 2019 • 6:52:24pm

re: #164 Belafon

I have a project that was given to me written in C, that is hard to maintain, and really needs to be rewritten. I can’t do that at the moment, so all I can do is translate some of the stuff into C++ as I can. In some cases, as was said above, I’ve used C++ features just to get the compiler to help me write better code.

If I could ban void *….

Funny - since my day job is in C#, there are times where I really, really wish I could have void* back…

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Belafon  Nov 2, 2019 • 6:53:55pm

re: #166 Quoth the raven, Covfefe.

Funny - since my day job is in C#, there are times where I really, really wish I could have void* back…

I’m not afraid to use generics/templates.

I think Charles is tired of us discussing code.

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Quoth the raven, Covfefe.  Nov 2, 2019 • 6:54:10pm

re: #167 Belafon

I’m not afraid to use generics/templates.

I think Charles is tired of us discussing code.

Fair enough. A topic for another day, then.

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Belafon  Nov 2, 2019 • 6:54:44pm

re: #165 Hecuba’s daughter

My languages were Fortran, COBOL, PL/I, APL (a long time ago), Visual Basic — but now I’m retired and no programming for me.

One of the interviews I did recently was with a woman who converted some VB code to C#. I thanked her on behalf of the universe.

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William Lewis  Nov 2, 2019 • 6:57:24pm

The screen of my “For Fun” machine from 1995: a DEC AlphaStation 200 4/233 with 512 MB of RAM, a huge 18 GB drive and a (for the time) screaming 233 mhz Alpha 21064A 64 bit RISC CPU. Also has an ELSA 8mb SVGA card so I can do 2048x1024 at 24 bits on a modern LCD.

When I have some pennies to spare, I’ll buy a 2 more 256mb kits to swap smaller RAM SIMMS out and add a second 18 GB drive for a maxed out 768 MB and 36 GB. LOL I enjoy my antique computers :)

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William Lewis  Nov 2, 2019 • 6:58:36pm

re: #158 Belafon

I’m learning Rust right now. And one of it’s features is that there’s no garbage collector, because the language enforces a single owner of memory. I haven’t gotten to the threading part of the language, which it’s supposed to help with safety.

That one sounds interesting. I may have to read up on it.

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Belafon  Nov 2, 2019 • 6:59:27pm

re: #168 Quoth the raven, Covfefe.

Fair enough. A topic for another day, then.

I’m surprised, though, that someone hasn’t made C with templates, especially with the newest version of the language supposedly supporting operator overloading. It would clean up some rather worrisome code in my opinion.

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The Pie Overlord!  Nov 2, 2019 • 7:04:57pm

re: #165 Hecuba’s daughter

My languages were Fortran, COBOL, PL/I, APL (a long time ago), Visual Basic — but now I’m retired and no programming for me.

Same here except no COBOL & APL.

My last assignment was writing C# code.

Retired now. I still keep getting calls from recruiters, but I like being able to travel. I start collecting SS next month.

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The Pie Overlord!  Nov 2, 2019 • 7:05:56pm

re: #169 Belafon

One of the interviews I did recently was with a woman who converted some VB code to C#. I thanked her on behalf of the universe.

I have done that!

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Belafon  Nov 2, 2019 • 7:10:22pm

re: #174 The Pie Overlord!

I have done that!

Thank you.

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Rightwingconspirator  Nov 2, 2019 • 7:17:58pm

re: #74 PhillyPretzel

When people are threatened by a bully one of the reactions is to placate the bully. Give them what they want in hope that they leave the victim alone. This is why so many people are being quiet about DT and the things he has done. I do not blame them. As a matter of fact I understand what they are going through. As I have stated many times in this weblog I have a younger sister who bullies everyone. Most of the people who know her just say what she wants to hear in order to shut her up. DT is pretty much the same except he is bullying everyone in the GOP to stand with him or else. That is why very few people are standing up against him. They fear him and what he has done in the past. And he is also using social media to keep those in line with him.

I have another idea. Make the bullys nose hurt, wondering why he is suddenly on his ass and has a nosebleed.

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FFL (GOP Delenda Est)  Nov 3, 2019 • 7:13:35am

re: #146 Quoth the raven, Covfefe.

People say that God wrote the Universe in LISP…

Nope. Universe was written in COBOL since God is old school. And that would also explain so much regarding evolution, politics, and religion.

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FFL (GOP Delenda Est)  Nov 3, 2019 • 7:16:29am

re: #152 Joe Bacon 🌹

Pitt 1974…first computer class using Fortran with WATFOR and WATFIV…lugging several hundred punch cards to the lab to work on game analysis of Monopoly…

And I was hauling punch cards there for FORTRAN in 1981. Moved onto Pascal within two years as I changed from engineering to computer science. And by 1986 they were switching all the Pascal classes to C.

My databases course was primarily theoretical. Working relational database products did not really become a thing for a few more years. (I also took a COBOL course in 1986 to just learn it - which paid off since my first employment was coding in that language.)


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Rep. Adam Schiff: Trump’s Potentially Impeachable Offenses Include Bribery : NPR House Intelligence Committee Chairman Adam Schiff, D-Calif., told Morning Edition host Steve Inskeep during an interview at the Capitol on Tuesday that he thinks there's a clear argument to be made that Trump committed "bribery" and "high crimes and ...
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#Thegreatpoolpondconversion - 191110Another really satisfying and curious weekend. Last week we reminisced about the tarp and how well it’s been holding up. Well during the week it tore and leaked a bit. Not enough to do damage. We’ll kludge something using both ...
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Dan Deacon - Sat by a Tree (Official Video) Dan Deacon - "Sat By A Tree", from 'Mystic Familiar', out 31st January 2020 on Domino Record Co.Please note: Viewers with an aversion to watching close up footage of insects should be advised against viewing this video.Hear Dan Deacon ...
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Zero 7 - Somersault (Official Video) Ft. Sia Stream the brand new Special Edition of When It Falls here: smarturl.it 'Somersault', released in 2004, is a single taken from Zero 7's second album 'When It Falls'. The track debuted in the UK charts at #56 and remained ...
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Tender Is the Night — Henry Mancini Provided to YouTube by Sony Music Entertainment Tender is the Night · Henry Mancini As Time Goes By ℗ 1992 BMG Music Engineer, Producer: John McClureComposer: Sammy FainComposer: Paul Francis WebsterMixing Engineer: Robert HartMixing Engineer: Grover HelsleyAssociated Performer: The ...
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A Facebook Fact-Checker Prepares to Propose a Solution to the Company’s False Ad Debacle New York (CNN Business)One of the companies that Facebook hired to fact-check posts on its platform will propose a change to Facebook's policy allowing politicians to run ads containing falsehoods, CNN Business has learned. Lead Stories, one of the ...
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How to Exercise the Power You Didn’t Ask For Yale Law School’s Jack Balkin has invoked these examples and proposed that today’s online platforms become “information fiduciaries.” We are among a number of academics who have been working with policymakers and internet companies to map out what sorts ...
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#Thegreatpoolpondconversion - BonusI planted a cactus in 2008. Being it's Florida, I don't know why. It was small. It grew. About 10 arms, straight up, probably 10 feet high.Don't have a picture of that.Back in 2017 or so, we managed to prune ...
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#Thegreatpoolpondconversion - 191103What a satisfying and productive weekend we had.We hit some milestones (which we’re making up as we go) and accomplished some tasks that have drawn out way too long. On Saturday we finally managed to lever the cactus out of ...
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