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May 2021

@ChristianSelig @DavidHodge @DonnyWals If you don’t need [cd], you can make it go faster by Unicode-normalizing the… https://t.co/Wqh9ylHuWn

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@EggFreckles EagleFiler actually can do that for Messages in Catalina and earlier, which could save iChat transcrip… https://t.co/IZYVXTvbwV

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The Difficulty of Accessing Old iMessages: https://t.co/T6GCJ2jRrF #mjtsaiblog

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How Uber Deals With Large iOS App Size: https://t.co/pK4uAYBE1E #mjtsaiblog

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Faked Opposition to Net Neutrality: https://t.co/vaT8T1oHym #mjtsaiblog

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@_saagarjha @lapcatsoftware Very interesting. That’s much higher than I would have guessed.

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@danedeasy Yes, an old post. Please see comment: https://t.co/2SV2FzMgui

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@dokas Some sort of WordPress/MarsEdit issue where updating a tag on really old post (imported from Movable Type) c… https://t.co/3DBFyGuTeg

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Uber’s Crazy YOLO App Rewrite: https://t.co/FNWMqOmRQ1 #mjtsaiblog

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Figma and the Num Lock Quasimode: https://t.co/wvWi8ZTwyb #mjtsaiblog

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@stuarticus Yeah, Discourse and StackExchange are both much better.

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Apple Developer Forums Now Have RSS: https://t.co/a07sX3qrxv #mjtsaiblog

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Extracting Data From an Old iOS App Broken by iOS 14.5: https://t.co/p38Pt8aSfZ #mjtsaiblog

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@fpillet In this case, it’s getting stuck after code signing, while the xctest process is trying to load the test bundle.

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@cfihelp I’ve not. It’s hanging in access() when trying to load the test bundle, and tccd is using tons of CPU. Are… https://t.co/64WxPNGUPi

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Seems like something changed in macOS 11.4 so that now Xcode unit tests take 8–10 seconds before they start running the test code. :-(

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Epic v. Apple, Day 15
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VoiceOver
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Issues in… https://t.co/NELyKn1tl3

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Firefox Now Uses Native Contextual Menus: https://t.co/iZ2VqdLxZR #mjtsaiblog

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@iljawascoding @mpweiher Could be. SMB definitely seems a lot slower now.

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@_saagarjha @lapcatsoftware I guess my implicit assumption is that they are almost all non-nil, so it makes sense t… https://t.co/ZRc0zdKo2I

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@_saagarjha @lapcatsoftware It’s not “a few” if nearly every line of Obj-C code is a message send. Why would it be… https://t.co/A6CQbslW9Z

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@_saagarjha @lapcatsoftware Yes, you would want it to predict those branches. But since each has a unique location… https://t.co/e55OAV58sJ

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@ddkilzer Thanks! I’ll collect some for you. I haven’t noticed any patterns with which sites causes crashes, but it… https://t.co/dFoQ6MWYNQ

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@_saagarjha @lapcatsoftware I was thinking it would fill up the BTB with mostly useless stuff? But it’s been a whil… https://t.co/ToJLXwGxMy

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Epic v. Apple, Day 7
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Does Apple News Track You?… https://t.co/WSIYiWeh2o

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iOS 14.5 and iPadOS 14.5
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Examining Competition in App Stores… https://t.co/VSuoBuy2vP

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Whitelisted Developers
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SMS Rerouting Vulnerability… https://t.co/dBd3u7j9j2

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@lapcatsoftware @_saagarjha Multiplied by a lot of call sites, maybe it is significant for what can fit in the cach… https://t.co/sKhp94Fj2L

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@steipete I don’t like webmail and need to dogfood my apps that work with Mail.

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@superezfe Wacky. I think I must have learned my lesson long ago not to do anything in Excel while in that mode wit… https://t.co/qHc7pWqWDZ

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@lapcatsoftware I think there used to be a runtime hook to intercept messages to nil, so it actually had to call objc_msgSend.

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@superezfe I can’t say that’s ever happened to me, and I always have stuff on my clipboard. How are you inserting the column?

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Apple Execs on the Mac App Store: https://t.co/MszrRVDLmM #mjtsaiblog

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@lapcatsoftware Aha, I thought that was referring to something else since the replies I’m referring to *are* tweets… https://t.co/LQkJxcIewi

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@nubero @Apple @lapcatsoftware @betalogue Not sure what’s going on with Apple Mail. They keep rewriting the parts t… https://t.co/TcBxSFpijl

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@lapcatsoftware Looks like you fixed it so that it always shows the option for replies. It’s not a preference?

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@lapcatsoftware I really like this, but I’d like to be able to turn off the blocking of Show More links. I missed s… https://t.co/MDkPamjT28

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@chucker @boredzo Isn’t that the new standard toolbar?

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@chucker @boredzo I don’t think Mail has proxy icons, anyway? (Even the Command-click menu was removed a few versions ago.)

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Preventing Surprisingly Large Objective-C Type Encodings: https://t.co/AWrWJA7XwK #mjtsaiblog

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20 Years of Apple Retail Stores: https://t.co/UN6mi5FS24 #mjtsaiblog

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@trevormkay @JoshCalvetti Great work Trevor, thanks for building this!

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iMac 2021
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PostScript Type 1 Support
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Exploi… https://t.co/cVAuoaRdxO

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A Hard Bargain for Apple in China: https://t.co/gz9UPRJo5h #mjtsaiblog

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iMac 2021
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Epic v. Apple, Day 7
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Day 8… https://t.co/ym3GuePGxW

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QoS and Task Segregation Make M1 Macs Feel Faster: https://t.co/cBWwGdTDgz #mjtsaiblog

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Did the macOS 11.4 RC get pulled? Or is it just really slow propagating to Software Update?

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Apple Music Spatial Audio and Lossless Audio: https://t.co/JH7HQ8mafm #mjtsaiblog

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Twitter and App Tracking Transparency: https://t.co/irDwBwj4UD #mjtsaiblog

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Venmo’s Public Transactions and Friend Lists: https://t.co/3gejS6Yfyk #mjtsaiblog

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@bombichsoftware @m_galvagno That’s my experience as well. FWIW, CCC is doing a good job of pruning its own snapshots on my Mac.

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@bombichsoftware @m_galvagno diskutil is what I mentioned in the post. I thought tmutil seemed simpler, but good to… https://t.co/vyLu8iimNq

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@m_galvagno @bombichsoftware CCC does offer the ability to delete snapshots, even ones created by Time Machine. It’… https://t.co/xVBtVQ9J7R

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@tumult I’ve only seen this problem with the system disk. I think there are two bugs, really: (1) doesn’t purge sna… https://t.co/r7e08jkRYg

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@tumult I don’t know how much was actually free. I presume the volume is usually almost full because the snapshots… https://t.co/6DzROGV966

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@tumult The macOS installer is about 12 GB. The 37 GB is how much was shown as free *after* downloading it.

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Apple Suppliers Accused of Using Forced Labor: https://t.co/v8S7uu25hn #mjtsaiblog

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Big Sur Really Needs Real Free Space: https://t.co/VwJUt42TZm #mjtsaiblog

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@torstendhal I have not. The Core Data CloudKit stuff doesn’t seem to be a good fit for what I’m doing.

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@johnpane I’m not seeing that here. Lots of problems with remembering column state, though.

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@nickheer That’s a good point. I think I have run into sites that don’t work with Safari and Mavericks. Maybe with Chrome…

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Adobe Discontinuing PostScript Type 1 Font Support: https://t.co/aD7O7XyNst #mjtsaiblog

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Google Docs Switching From DOM to Canvas: https://t.co/rJEBfBip2W #mjtsaiblog

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iCloud Documents and Data Discontinued: https://t.co/wn64orQSXY #mjtsaiblog

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What It Was Like to Sell Apps Online in 2003: https://t.co/w4z6ALhdvj #mjtsaiblog

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Fixing Swift’s “if let” Syntax: https://t.co/bu6KRqa4W1 #mjtsaiblog

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@OluseyiSonaiya @jgordonshare It seems like ATT would prohibit that as well. But can Apple really enforce that? It… https://t.co/EghgPQCbg2

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@al3xandru I’ve not announced a date, but it will happen with EagleFiler 2.0, which is the next planned release (ot… https://t.co/z9cmhZ65CA

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@OluseyiSonaiya @jgordonshare Or is Facebook supposed to remember on the server which interactions happened in the… https://t.co/ysrPasYesf

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@OluseyiSonaiya @jgordonshare If I opt out of tracking, FB isn’t supposed to link what I do in the app with what I… https://t.co/vdvYj16ykb

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@al3xandru “Compatible” means that it works great in Rosetta 2. Parts have been compiled for Apple Silicon, but not the whole app yet.

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@OluseyiSonaiya @jgordonshare Apple says it counts as Tracking if you link data from your app with data collected f… https://t.co/PDODBMAtRk

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@OluseyiSonaiya @jgordonshare Yes, I think the main point is some combination of privacy and wanting to hurt Facebook.

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@OluseyiSonaiya @jgordonshare I’m not so sure about that because stuff you do in the Facebook app gets linked to yo… https://t.co/9aXMfXGDk5

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@OluseyiSonaiya @jgordonshare Is this because the ESPN app includes the Facebook SDK, or do ESPN and Facebook commu… https://t.co/2geZ80E2md

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@OluseyiSonaiya @jgordonshare Could be—would love to know more about that. Do you mean that knowing which apps you’… https://t.co/acXsB2Nash

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@OluseyiSonaiya @jgordonshare I don’t know what the percentage is, but it must be a significant amount of $ given h… https://t.co/UBcK61v0FP

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@OluseyiSonaiya @jgordonshare I’m not sure why the location of the ad would matter. They’re both selling ads for apps.

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@grynspan Thanks for explaining! That makes sense, but I wanted to check because I have only seen this issue called… https://t.co/bUuyXb3u9H

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@grynspan That makes sense. I’m not worried about the message sending overhead, but would prefer inline storage whe… https://t.co/1L9PDhY0YL

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@grynspan Interesting. Does this mean that the documentation saying that NSLock uses pthreads is incorrect? For me,… https://t.co/OQh3AWPlNn

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@lapcatsoftware This has been happening to me on and off since Catalina, without using Google Chrome or plugging in… https://t.co/VhgsUgComx

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Whitelisted Developers
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Private iPad Camera Multitasking Entitlement… https://t.co/CMBIAd5nhM

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@betalogue And on Big Sur it has rounded corners like a search field.

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Thanks to SeaTurtle for sponsoring my blog for the last week! Teach your kids (or yourself) to program using a Logo… https://t.co/cGJqKqPY7q

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XcodeGhost
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Catalina Security Update
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App St… https://t.co/wCtU7tEkFv

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Whitelisted Developers
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30 Years of Linux
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i… https://t.co/YYFOhNJldX

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Reimagining Apple’s Documentation: https://t.co/vEB3RH8ekG #mjtsaiblog

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Private iPad Camera Multitasking Entitlement: https://t.co/y4KLaE9z5q #mjtsaiblog

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Night Shift Sleep Study
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AirTag
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Thoughts on… https://t.co/P5VC1rQvrO

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Apple Podcasts Not Showing the Latest Podcasts: https://t.co/JKXOCYc4QQ #mjtsaiblog

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@helje5 @gte @uliwitness No, to run Windows apps alongside Cocoa apps, but on top of Mach rather than Microsoft’s kernel.

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@gte @helje5 @uliwitness Me neither, because it would have required Intel boxes that didn’t run any of the old Mac apps.

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@helje5 @gte @uliwitness I think Red Box was the equivalent of Classic for Windows apps.

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More App Store Search Ads
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Revitalizing the Windows App Store… https://t.co/vRdkRY1daA

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Punitive Measures for Netflix IAP Test: https://t.co/5deAmHMriG #mjtsaiblog

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Extended Mac AppleCare+ Coverage: https://t.co/cZZtHRdQGN #mjtsaiblog

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Facebook Educates About App Tracking Transparency: https://t.co/ah0kDACZrW #mjtsaiblog

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@lapcatsoftware I guess it’s no longer possible to update just Safari for Big Sur?

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@KenHatesSoftwar Yes, I think it’s mostly obliviousness on the App Store and quality problems, which have been festering for 10+ years now.

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@nickheer Garbage alert, although I gotta say I like that it’s not narrow/vertical on Big Sur…

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EU and Australia on App Store Antitrust: https://t.co/d1UF5odJHR #mjtsaiblog

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RT @davekopec: I did my first ever advertising for SeaTurtle (yes first ever after >2 years, my bad) by sponsoring Michael's blog, which I…

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Booting an M1 Mac From an External Disk
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Mighty… https://t.co/8fDWGoW1Qw

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Mac and iPad Aren’t Meeting in the Middle Yet
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App Store Folly… https://t.co/As1D9CSYjh

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Apple TV 4K 2021
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iMac 24-inch 2021
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AirTag… https://t.co/nFChHy6s5k

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