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Make use of efficient Data center manager software

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Jai Prakash Srivastava

Despite of all the advancements in data center management and monitoring, physical structure of most of the organizations are still in Dark ages. A lot of these organizations still use personal productivity tools or spreadsheets for undertaking these tasks. It is quite difficult to maintain accuracy for managing this critical information. Such tools are wasteful in today’s fast paced world and demand duplication of efforts by a lot of people.

With increasing complexities in the data center complexity and size; IT professionals and data managers require management solutions that let them access networking devices servers without any hassles. There is a greater need of data center consolidation for coping up with the highly competitive market.

To match up the transformation brought by growing device density, energy costs and server visualization; data center management software addresses the need for deep understanding of data center through analysis and modeling. This software serves the need for documentation, visualization and management of the data center in the best possible way. Such software is committed for meeting the requirements of customers well. Data center manager software is made after understanding the issues concerned with data center these days so that it can deliver for these needs.

There are a lot of benefits of centralized data center management software. It helps in managing and trouble shooting serial devices, servers through a centralized administrative interface. The network and system downtime is reduced for enabling access to the failed resources.

By making use of limited IT resources, data control can be centralized for efficient maintenance and management of the processes. This software offers visibility to all daily occurrences and operations through comprehensive reporting tools and audit logging. Employers can enhance the physical site security while enabling the IT staff to work without accessing the data center. Data center capacity management becomes easier with data center software.

Software enables visualization of entire data center infrastructure which offers a high level view of this data center. Selectable layers are added to display heat generation, power consumption, signal port availability and be added additional layers according to your requirements. Users can easily drill through greater details starting from data center to devices, racks, and components like drivers, power supplies and blades.

Documentation offers descriptive and clear reporting on IT infrastructure. Customizable reports detail what all resources are summarized and used per row and in data center. Modeling lets the users perform their tasks proficiently and determines impact of resource consumption or data consolidation related to new data centers. Users can conveniently make all the detailed comparisons of equipment upgrades in comparison with current environment.

Historical reporting and optional trend is used for providing complete transparency where resources are consumed over a period of time and when they are about to get exhausted. Data center manager software also helps in tracking the changes in data canter infrastructure at rack, device levels and data center. With assistance of this software, you can make sophisticated searches for locating physical infrastructure components that are based on search criteria. Make your work easier with data center software.

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Cisco sues Apple for iPhone trademark

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Cisco sues Apple for iPhone trademark

Friday, January 12, 2007

The iPhone only made its appearance as a prototype and there have been controversies aroused.

The dispute has come up between the manufacturer of the iPhone (which was resented on Wednesday for the first time) – Apple Inc. – and a leader in network and communication systems, based in San JoseCisco. The company claims to possess the trademark for iPhone, and moreover, that it sells devices under the same brand through one of its divisions.

This became the reason for Cisco to file a lawsuit against Apple Inc. so that the latter would stop selling the device.

Cisco states that it has received the trademark in 2000, when the company overtook Infogear Technology Corp., which took place in 1996.

The Vice President and general counsel of the company, Mark Chandler, explained that there was no doubt about the excitement of the new device from Apple, but they should not use a trademark, which belongs to Cisco.

The iPhone developed by Cisco is a device which allows users to make phone calls over the voice over Internet protocol (VoIP).

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  • Israel Journal: Is Yossi Vardi a good father to his entrepreneurial children?

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    Israel Journal: Is Yossi Vardi a good father to his entrepreneurial children?

    Thursday, December 20, 2007

    Wikinews reporter David Shankbone is currently, courtesy of the Israeli government and friends, visiting Israel. This is a first-hand account of his experiences and may — as a result — not fully comply with Wikinews’ neutrality policy. Please note this is a journalism experiment for Wikinews and put constructive criticism on the collaboration page.

    This article mentions the Wikimedia Foundation, one of its projects, or people related to it. Wikinews is a project of the Wikimedia Foundation.

    Dr. Yossi Vardi is known as Israel’s ‘Father of the Entrepreneur’, and he has many children in the form of technology companies he has helped to incubate in Tel Aviv‘s booming Internet sector. At the offices of Superna, one such company, he introduced a whirlwind of presentations from his baby incubators to a group of journalists. What stuck most in my head was when Vardi said, “What is important is not the technology, but the talent.” Perhaps because he repeated this after each young Internet entrepreneur showed us his or her latest creation under Vardi’s tutelage. I had a sense of déjà vu from this mantra. A casual reader of the newspapers during the Dot.com boom will remember a glut of stories that could be called “The Rise of the Failure”; people whose technology companies had collapsed were suddenly hot commodities to start up new companies. This seemingly paradoxical thinking was talked about as new back then; but even Thomas Edison—the Father of Invention—is oft-quoted for saying, “I have not failed. I have just found ten thousand ways that won’t work.”

    Vardi’s focus on encouraging his brood of talent regardless of the practicalities stuck out to me because of a recent pair of “dueling studies” The New York Times has printed. These are the sort of studies that confuse parents on how to raise their kids. The first, by Carol Dweck at Stanford University, came to the conclusion that children who are not praised for their efforts, regardless of the outcome’s success, rarely attempt more challenging and complex pursuits. According to Dweck’s study, when a child knows that they will receive praise for being right instead of for tackling difficult problems, even if they fail, they will simply elect to take on easy tasks in which they are assured of finding the solution.

    Only one month earlier the Times produced another story for parents to agonize over, this time based on a study from the Brookings Institution, entitled “Are Kids Getting Too Much Praise?” Unlike Dweck’s clinical study, Brookings drew conclusions from statistical data that could be influenced by a variety of factors (since there was no clinical control). The study found American kids are far more confident that they have done well than their Korean counterparts, even when the inverse is true. The Times adds in the words of a Harvard faculty psychologist who intoned, “Self-esteem is based on real accomplishments. It’s all about letting kids shine in a realistic way.” But this is not the first time the self-esteem generation’s proponents have been criticized.

    Vardi clearly would find himself encouraged by Dweck’s study, though, based upon how often he seemed to ask us to keep our eyes on the people more than the products. That’s not to say he has not found his latest ICQ, though only time—and consumers—will tell.

    For a Web 2.User like myself, I was most fascinated by Fixya, a site that, like Wikipedia, exists on the free work of people with knowledge. Fixya is a tech support site where people who are having problems with equipment ask a question and it is answered by registered “experts.” These experts are the equivalent of Wikipedia’s editors: they are self-ordained purveyors of solutions. But instead of solving a mystery of knowledge a reader has in their head, these experts solve a problem related to something you have bought and do not understand. From baby cribs to cellular phones, over 500,000 products are “supported” on Fixya’s website. The Fixya business model relies upon the good will of its experts to want to help other people through the ever-expanding world of consumer appliances. But it is different from Wikipedia in two important ways. First, Fixya is for-profit. The altruistic exchange of information is somewhat dampened by the knowledge that somebody, somewhere, is profiting from whatever you give. Second, with Wikipedia it is very easy for a person to type in a few sentences about a subject on an article about the Toshiba Satellite laptop, but to answer technical problems a person is experiencing seems like a different realm. But is it? “It’s a beautiful thing. People really want to help other people,” said the presenter, who marveled at the community that has already developed on Fixya. “Another difference from Wikipedia is that we have a premium content version of the site.” Their premium site is where they envision making their money. Customers with a problem will assign a dollar amount based upon how badly they need an answer to a question, and the expert-editors of Fixya will share in the payment for the resolved issue. Like Wikipedia, reputation is paramount to Fixya’s experts. Whereas Wikipedia editors are judged by how they are perceived in the Wiki community, the amount of barnstars they receive and by the value of their contributions, Fixya’s customers rate its experts based upon the usefulness of their advice. The site is currently working on offering extended warranties with some manufacturers, although it was not clear how that would work on a site that functioned on the work of any expert.

    Another collaborative effort product presented to us was YouFig, which is software designed to allow a group of people to collaborate on work product. This is not a new idea, although may web-based products have generally fallen flat. The idea is that people who are working on a multi-media project can combine efforts to create a final product. They envision their initial market to be academia, but one could see the product stretching to fields such as law, where large litigation projects with high-level of collaboration on both document creation and media presentation; in business, where software aimed at product development has generally not lived up to its promises; and in the science and engineering fields, where multi-media collaboration is quickly becoming not only the norm, but a necessity.

    For the popular consumer market, Superna, whose offices hosted our meeting, demonstrated their cost-saving vision for the Smart Home (SH). Current SH systems require a large, expensive server in order to coordinate all the electronic appliances in today’s air-conditioned, lit and entertainment-saturated house. Such coordinating servers can cost upwards of US$5,000, whereas Superna’s software can turn a US$1,000 hand-held tablet PC into household remote control.

    There were a few start-ups where Vardi’s fatherly mentoring seemed more at play than long-term practical business modeling. In the hot market of WiFi products, WeFi is software that will allow groups of users, such as friends, share knowledge about the location of free Internet WiFi access, and also provide codes and keys for certain hot spots, with access provided only to the trusted users within a group. The mock-up that was shown to us had a Google Maps-esque city block that had green points to the known hot spots that are available either for free (such as those owned by good Samaritans who do not secure their WiFi access) or for pay, with access information provided for that location. I saw two long-term problems: first, WiMAX, which is able to provide Internet access to people for miles within its range. There is already discussion all over the Internet as to whether this technology will eventually make WiFi obsolete, negating the need to find “hot spots” for a group of friends. Taiwan is already testing an island-wide WiMAX project. The second problem is if good Samaritans are more easily located, instead of just happened-upon, how many will keep their WiFi access free? It has already become more difficult to find people willing to contribute to free Internet. Even in Tel Aviv, and elsewhere, I have come across several secure wireless users who named their network “Fuck Off” in an in-your-face message to freeloaders.

    Another child of Vardi’s that the Brookings Institution might say was over-praised for self-esteem but lacking real accomplishment is AtlasCT, although reportedly Nokia offered to pay US$8.1 million for the software, which they turned down. It is again a map-based software that allows user-generated photographs to be uploaded to personalized street maps that they can share with friends, students, colleagues or whomever else wants to view a person’s slideshow from their vacation to Paris (“Dude, go to the icon over Boulevard Montmartre and you’ll see this girl I thought was hot outside the Hard Rock Cafe!”) Aside from the idea that many people probably have little interest in looking at the photo journey of someone they know (“You can see how I traced the steps of Jesus in the Galilee“), it is also easy to imagine Google coming out with its own freeware that would instantly trump this program. Although one can see an e-classroom in architecture employing such software to allow students to take a walking tour through Rome, its desirability may be limited.

    Whether Vardi is a smart parent for his encouragement, or in fact propping up laggards, is something only time will tell him as he attempts to bring these products of his children to market. The look of awe that came across each company’s representative whenever he entered the room provided the answer to the question of Who’s your daddy?

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    Turner Broadcasting apologizes for Boston scare

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    Turner Broadcasting apologizes for Boston scare
    Posted in Real Estate | June 15th, 2017

    Friday, February 2, 2007

    An advertising campaign for shows on Adult Swim, a programming block on Cartoon Network, which is owned by Turner Broadcasting, gave local and federal law-enforcement a scare when devices were discovered on eight different bridges and roads.

    The U.S. city of Boston was snarled in traffic jams January 31 as police investigated devices with flashing lights representing a cartoon character were placed around bridges and other areas throughout the city.

    Different governmental agencies were brought in to help deal with the problem, which was later found to be no threat, as described by Boston Police Department spokesperson Eddy Chrispin. A bomb squad was deployed under supervision of the FBI, Boston police, the US Coast Guard, and different federal agencies.

    The advertising campaign, for the widely popular program Aqua Teen Hunger Force, featuring characters from that series, was in place for two to three weeks in Boston, New York, Los Angeles, Chicago, and many other major US cities.

    Two people have been arrested for alleged participation in this incident.

    Turner Broadcasting Systems hired New York marketing firm Interference Inc. which in turn hired individuals in the various cities to place the devices promoting the cartoon’s fifth season, scheduled for a February 23 premiere. Road and rail traffic was disrupted by police as they investigated and removed the devices.

    The mostly flat devices resemble two-foot-square Lite-Brites with batteries attached to the bottom and visible wires.

    G4TV has dubbed the incident “Aquagate” on its broadcast of Attack of the Show segment The Feed.

    It is not known why the devices took police several weeks to notice, nor why the devices were believed to be dangerous.

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    Types Of Coffee Machines

    Posted in Camping Gear | June 15th, 2017

    By Chris Vorelli

    When you are craving a delicious, smooth, rich cup of ‘Joe’, you may want to research and take note of all of the different types of coffee machines on the market. Coffee machines can be found in homes, dorms, offices. You’ll even be able to find a coffee maker that is designed to fit into spaces inside an RV and a ‘big rig’! If you are going camping, there’s coffee making machines you can use, too! There are many different models of coffee machines on the market today. Each has its own special features and most are available in a wide variety of colors, finishes, size and price.

    There are many types of coffee machines, including: automatic, French press, stove top, espresso, vacuum and the pod. These machines will either be hot or cold brew coffee makers. There’s actually even machines that are combination; they posses both grinder and coffee making capabilities! Whether you need a coffee maker that produces one cup, or 20 cups and more, there are many machines to pick from.

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    Many companies manufacture machines used for making coffee, including: Bodum, Bosch, Bunn, Capresso, KitchenAid, Mr.Coffee, Jura, Saeco, Rancilio and Santos. These makers are offered in many colors, including: black, red, white and just about every other color you could want. They can be found to be made of a durable plastic or stainless steel and they usually contain a shatterproof glass carafe.

    The features offered include: electric timers, filters, frothing systems, thermal glass carafe, water reservoir, lighted on/off switch, digital/programmable, warming plate (some are metal and some are porcelain) and thermostat. Coffee machines can also vary in price, depending on your preference and functionality it will need to perform.

    One thing is for sure, when you are craving a great cup of coffee, espresso or cappuccino, you will want to put some thought into the type of machine you will need. Once you decide your price range, make a list of the features you are looking for. There are so many different coffee machines out there, you should have no trouble finding one that will be perfect for your home or office!

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    Death toll in Indonesian tsunami continues to rise

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    Death toll in Indonesian tsunami continues to rise
    Posted in Real Estate | June 15th, 2017

    Saturday, July 22, 2006

    More than 650 people have now died after a tsunami hit the Indonesian island of Java on Monday afternoon. In the past few days, around 100 dead bodies have been recovered, and it is estimated that over 300 people are still missing. An underwater earthquake with a magnitude of 7.7 triggered the deadly wave which ravaged a 200km stretch of Java’s southern coast.

    Thousands of people are continuing to camp in the hills. They are too apprehensive to return home due to fears of another tsunami, but according to Reuters, health officials are worried about the threat of disease among those who are still in refuge. “The risk of catching diseases is there because they live in an open area with limited tents and water,” said Rustan Pakaya, from the health ministry’s crisis centre. He added that people were being given injections to protect them from diseases like measles, tetanus and cholera.

    Areas worst hit, like the small town of Pangandaran, are beginning to return to normal, and many businesses there have begun to open up again. “The market and many shops are already open today and although they are not operating fully, things are slowly returning to normal,” district spokesman Wasdi bin Umri told AFP.

    Yesterday, Indonesia’s President, Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono toured Pangandaran and met people who were staying in a temporary camp. The Indonesian government has been criticised for failing to inform residents living on the coast that a tsunami was looming. After the underwater earthquake was detected, US and Japanese agencies issued warning notices, but the government has admitted it was unable to transmit the bulletins to coastal areas. Speaking yesterday, Mr Yudhoyono vowed to hasten efforts to build an early warning system planned after the 2004 Asian tsunami. “We want to expedite efforts to get infrastructure for the tsunami warning system in place,” AP quoted him as saying. “I will work with parliament to get the budget”.

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    NASA says Phoenix spacecraft may have landed on ice

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    NASA says Phoenix spacecraft may have landed on ice
    Posted in Real Estate | June 15th, 2017

    Sunday, June 1, 2008

    According to NASA, new images received from the Phoenix lander on Mars shows a possible layer of ice on its landing site. Scientists received the images on Friday May 30 from the craft’s robotic arm camera. The image was taken on the fifth Martian day, or Sol 5.

    Scientists say that as Phoenix landed, the exhaust from its thrusters cleared away a three to four inch layer of Martian soil which exposed a flat layer of a white substance, that NASA says could be ice. The image shows the white layer which is shiny and smooth.

    “It’s the consensus of all of us that we have found ice. We were expecting to find ice within two to six inches of the surface. The thrusters have excavated two to six inches and, sure enough, we see something that looks like ice. It’s not impossible that it’s something else, but our leading interpretation is ice,” said top Phoenix investigator at the University of Arizona in Tucson Peter Smith.

    One exposed edge of the underlying material was seen in Sol 4 images, but the newer image reveals a greater extent of it. The abundance of excavated smooth and level surfaces adds evidence to a hypothesis that the underlying material is an ice table covered by a thin blanket of soil. Tests will be performed on the soil and surrounding area to determine exactly what the substance is.

    “We could very well be seeing rock, or we could be seeing exposed ice in the retrorocket blast zone. We’ll test the two ideas by getting more data,” stated Ray Arvidson, one of the mission investigators.

    Phoenix is searching for evidence of water and microbial life on Mars. Its mission is to determine Mars’s ability or inability to host life and hold water. The Phoenix lander uses a robotic arm to dig through the protective top soil layer to the alleged water ice below and ultimately bring both soil and water ice to the lander platform for sophisticated scientific analysis.

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    Weakening Dean makes landfall on Mexican coast

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    Weakening Dean makes landfall on Mexican coast
    Posted in Real Estate | June 15th, 2017

    Tuesday, August 21, 2007

    After gaining strength in the western Caribbean last night, Hurricane Dean made landfall as a Category 5 storm on Mexico’s Yucatán coast at about 4:30 a.m. this morning (EDT).

    The storm struck just north of Chetumal, the capital of the Mexican state of Quintana Roo. However, hurricane-force winds were felt over 60 miles (~100 km) away from the center of the storm, and tropical storm conditions impacted areas 175 miles (280 km) away.

    The Mexican government ordered the deployment of over 4,000 troops, and declared a state of emergency in the state of Campeche. Some areas braced for up to 20 inches (510 mm) of rain.

    Dean made landfall as a category 5 storm, before being downgraded hours later to a category 3 storm. Later Tuesday afternoon, Dean was downgraded to a category 2 storm. Currently, the storm maintains category 1 status, with top sustained winds at 85 mph (137 km/h).

    The hurricane moved towards modern oil installations of the Yucatan Peninsula, prompting evacuations of offshore oil rigs that produce most of Mexico’s oil and gas.

    Forecasters warn the storm could pick up strength as it crosses the Bay of Campeche and turn into an even more destructive hurricane before making a second landfall on Wednesday.

    A hurricane warning remains in effect along the Gulf Coast of Mexico from south of Progreso to Tampico.

    Forecasters do not believe it presents a threat to the United States.

    Dean is being blamed for 13 deaths already.

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    NASA says Phoenix spacecraft may have landed on ice

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    NASA says Phoenix spacecraft may have landed on ice
    Posted in Real Estate | June 15th, 2017

    Sunday, June 1, 2008

    According to NASA, new images received from the Phoenix lander on Mars shows a possible layer of ice on its landing site. Scientists received the images on Friday May 30 from the craft’s robotic arm camera. The image was taken on the fifth Martian day, or Sol 5.

    Scientists say that as Phoenix landed, the exhaust from its thrusters cleared away a three to four inch layer of Martian soil which exposed a flat layer of a white substance, that NASA says could be ice. The image shows the white layer which is shiny and smooth.

    “It’s the consensus of all of us that we have found ice. We were expecting to find ice within two to six inches of the surface. The thrusters have excavated two to six inches and, sure enough, we see something that looks like ice. It’s not impossible that it’s something else, but our leading interpretation is ice,” said top Phoenix investigator at the University of Arizona in Tucson Peter Smith.

    One exposed edge of the underlying material was seen in Sol 4 images, but the newer image reveals a greater extent of it. The abundance of excavated smooth and level surfaces adds evidence to a hypothesis that the underlying material is an ice table covered by a thin blanket of soil. Tests will be performed on the soil and surrounding area to determine exactly what the substance is.

    “We could very well be seeing rock, or we could be seeing exposed ice in the retrorocket blast zone. We’ll test the two ideas by getting more data,” stated Ray Arvidson, one of the mission investigators.

    Phoenix is searching for evidence of water and microbial life on Mars. Its mission is to determine Mars’s ability or inability to host life and hold water. The Phoenix lander uses a robotic arm to dig through the protective top soil layer to the alleged water ice below and ultimately bring both soil and water ice to the lander platform for sophisticated scientific analysis.

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    Protests continue at Baxter detention centre

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    Protests continue at Baxter detention centre
    Posted in Real Estate | June 15th, 2017

    Saturday, March 26, 2005

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    Three and maybe four protesters were arrested as demonstrations entered their second day at the Baxter detention centre in the South Australian desert. The protesters were arrested trying to get closer to the faculty. Along with hundreds of other protesters, they marched to the back of the centre but were met by police in riot gear as well as mounted police.

    Two activists from Brisbane were arrested in the action, while a third person, who wished not to be identified, was also arrested. Protesters report that a fourth person appears to be missing.

    An estimated 400 protesters have been camping around four kilometres from the centre over the Easter weekend, to highlight the Australian Government‘s policy of mandatory detention. Police have been using helicopters to watch the protesters as they have marched from their campsite to the centre.

    More than 200 police charged at protesters as they marched toward the centre. The protesters had formed a tight group and were slowly marching towards the centre. One protester received a minor arm injury during the clash.

    “I think it was quite over the top,” said protester Mark Goudkamp. “I mean it was pretty clear [by] the way that we were marching in very slowly, very packed as a united group that we didn’t pose any threat to the security of the centre on the inside.”

    “Everyone was banded together and people at the front knocked down the fences and we moved forces past the barrier and down to the detention centre,” said Kate, a protester from Brisbane.

    “We pushed forward and got quite a fair way into the space. The cops rode horses to try to ward us off and generally tried to intimidate us. I was scared, but I felt safe within the group,” she said.

    Police have said that they will charge several protesters over damage estimated at several hundred Australian dollars caused during last night’s demonstration. The damage is mainly political graffiti and minor damage to a wooden fence just outside the detention centre. One protester said that despite the threat of prosecution he would continue such actions. “I don’t want trouble but… we have nothing but our hands,” he said.

    “With our hands and with our voices we are going to free the refugees. If the property is being used unjustly, as it is in this case, I think it is the right of every right-thinking person to damage that property to free those held unjustly as the refugees are in Baxter.”

    However Mark Goudkamp said that this was a minority view. “[The property damage] was a very, very small incident amongst everything else that happened. Of course [police] are going to try to focus in on that to portray it in whatever negative light they can to try to justify their over-the-top presence here,” he said.

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