Saturday, August 13, 2011

Facebook espionage

This was an interesting NY Times article about how the U.S. government is looking to expand it's intelligence and counterterrorism groups into social networking:
As social media play increasingly large roles in fomenting unrest in countries like Egypt and Iran, the military wants systems to be able to detect and track the spread of ideas both quickly and on a broad scale. The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency is soliciting innovative proposals to help build what would be, at its most basic level, an Internet meme tracker.

It would be useful to know, for instance, whether signs of widespread rebellion were authentic or whether they were being created by a fringe group with little real support. Among the tools the successful seeker of government funding might choose to employ: linguistic cues, patterns of information flow, topic trend analysis, sentiment detection and opinion mining.
It's an ambitious goal, but I wonder if this type of thing is more art than science. If someone could accurately predict future trends with a $42 million piece of software (the amount the U.S. government is putting up to sponsor research in this area), then I'm sure that someone would be putting the software to a more lucrative, business or stock related use. The only people who seem likely to volunteer to do such an ill-fated project are the ones who either (1) know that they'll never come up with the software anyway, but don't mind getting paid to spin their wheels or (2) double agents who know that they'll come up with the software and will sell the U.S. government out. But that's the problem with big government is that the bigger it gets, the harder it is to tell what's going on -- right libertarians?

A better use of funds might be to hire young sociopaths to monitor social networking sites and push people into doing one thing or the other. Of course, they could always go "bad" and engage in behavior counter to official policy. Easy solution! Just hire sociopaths to monitor those ones, and so on.

187 comments:

  1. Sign me right the fuck up for that job.

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  2. I think this post demonstrates how much ME is living in a fantasy world.

    Hire sociopaths? lol.

    Hire more sociopaths? Redonkulous.

    To do what? To stay all day in front of the computer and guess which one of the millions of people are terrorists?

    Absofuckinglutely pure motherfucking lala land.

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  3. Oh my, the masses, controlled by sociopaths? Am I glad I live on 'the Continent'. :)

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  4. M.E. does live in a fantasy land. Sociopaths would never have a job. ~

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  5. i am rasing a army of billy goats to tuch tipe like faggots an we r going to start a facebokk page soon i will let u join but only if u r a sociapath faggots wil be bloked

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  6. Id be just as content to watch it all implode and pick the bones at leisure.
    (pictures lower functioning socio's fighting each other for status in black suits and wrap round sunglasses). ahhh the mayhem......

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  8. Amen to that brother, amen to that.

    "If I started murdering people, there would be none of you left"


    -Charles Manson

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  9. David, lol, as an empath I did and do the same thing.

    Bette were you really in the hospital?
    I didn't think that post yesterday was really you.

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  11. @Tik
    Yes

    When I was a child I lived in the imaginary world of books and it kept me sane.Then I was afraid of even imagining.
    I was afraid if I let my mind "go" even that much I would go insane.

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  12. Erin, get the book The Shack

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  14. Seems to me Erin that you have set up so many rules for yourself out of fear and pain that you've created a self imposed prison.

    You need to evaluate those rules or start breaking them and see which ones are really for your own good.

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  16. Physical reaction to message 7:10am:

    I need to puke

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  17. Reaction to comment 7.19 am

    laugh my ruddy head off.

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  18. The weak are here.

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  19. we can only ever see others through the filter of ourselves, anonymous

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  21. Medusa, please fuck Erin up, please. Do this for us.

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  22. @Those of you who gave me advice late yesterday.

    I answered your comments this morning

    @Everyone who answered

    Thank you, I received some good advice yesterday, that I will be using to my advantage.

    :)

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  23. Work your magic on Erin Medusa, fuck her up bad. Please.

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  25. Don't you fucking address me you fucking bitch.

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  26. Anon smart comments = pea brains that never grew

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  27. Grow up to what motherfucker? Grow up to not hate so much. I like my hatred you idiot, it makes me feel alive.

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  28. “It is now known that there is a brain defect present in all adult sociopaths that is probably congenital. Neuroscience is seeking ways to correct it before the growing child learns to manipulate others instead of relating. Sociopaths go their whole lives without ever feeling that warmth, pretending to be outgoing and charismatic, but really being introverted and intractable. They watch others and imitate the feelings that happen only in connection with people, but cannot feel them. Hidden envy of healthy people is often at the root of their attacks; they seek to ruin what they cannot have. Martha Stout, author of “The Sociopath Next Door,” says that it is akin to a person parched with thirst and unable to satisfy it by drinking anything. Some say that sociopaths feel either nothing, hateful spite, or a strange, incomprehensible “static” that is their brain’s attempt to process what it cannot. This latter is part of the restlessness that drives them to seek excitement — and, perhaps, victims.”

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  29. So please, someone, fuck up Erin badly. please.

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  30. Agents provocateurs have been used forever for things just like this, ME.... Where have you been? Under a rock?

    The purpose of this software is to find these budding anti-establishment movements and other various trends / memes before it becomes popular. How the hell that would work? I'm not sure.

    -TNP

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  31. @Erin

    Are you trying to start a fight?

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  34. hi TNP, e-mail me please when you get the chance.

    Erin I promise the book will be the best thing you could do for your situation.

    Fear clouds your mind with lies. Better to face what you can as soon as possible, don't give the lies time to form.

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  35. Mania: "Don't start a fight"

    I don't even know what you idiots are doing here. You're like parasites that need to talk to eachother and couldn't find a better place than here. Nullities. That's what you are. Here to stink up the place and infect it with emotions and whatnot.

    Why are you here?

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  36. Not here for you Anon 9:39. I can smell you before i see your words, go take a shower.

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  37. pfff, k dude, right back at ya.

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  38. @Anon 9:39

    I never said "don't start a fight". I merely asked her if she was trying to start one.

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  39. This anon smells like Medusa, I remember when sh sounded like Erin a week ago. LOL

    Nice try

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  40. @Mania
    You do not fall in to many of the "Socio" guidelines it seems.
    You do not need to exploit the "weak"?
    How and why are you so different?

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  41. So obtuse, so obtuse...

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  42. Now I'm sure of it.

    Remember the walls after walls of posts of her whinning about her socio ex.

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  43. "You do not fall in to many of the "Socio" guidelines it seems."

    what makes you think you know him well enough to make that statement?

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  44. Erin why aren't you on some regular blog to post all your emotional shit after so many asked you to leave here. Haven't you any self respect?

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  46. Medusa was so randomly rude and obnoxious thats where Medusa has a penis came from.

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  48. so you think he's some special socio who loves you?

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  50. are you falling in love with him?

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  52. Let me tell you just how stupid that LOL character can be.

    He is affirming that the same guy that asked "Medusa, fuck up Erin" is, actually Medusa.

    That's a big motherfucking LMFAO on your account LOL.

    Smile :)

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  53. do you think socios can love?

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  55. How can you be so sure, Erin?

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  58. It seems to me that all the anons hate you...

    Are you saying that the only one that posts as an anon on this site is Medusa?

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  59. It doesn't seem like Medusa's style to hide behind a bunch of anons, and say stupid shit.

    You're not very good at seeing people for who they really are, Erin. You've proven that time and time again, here. If you've proven nothing else.

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  60. Don't worry UrApsycho, she will think that you are Medusa as well.

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  61. Or she'll think I'm UKan.
    Cuz she thinks that like her, no one who comes here have lives, and are totally obsessed with her.

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  62. Erin, to get over your barriers you have don't think about stuff. You have to speak all the time. You have to let it all out in whatever shape or form it comes to you. Don't even think about it, just let it out.

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  63. I'm starting to think tik and erin are part of some cult that want to take over SW, so socios will be run off. Look around you guys. Where is everyone going? Lately it's mostly erin, tik, and mania jerking each other off on here.

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  64. Jerking off is fine. Sociopaths used to do it here all the time in the old days. It's the talk about emotions and astrological signs nonsense that's fucked up this place.

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  68. @Erin

    What makes you think that I don't "exploit" the weak?

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  69. Hey, look at me, I'm Erin and I have a dead son that haunts me. What the fuck he's dead, why is he with me? Why do I bring him up? I don't even know. I have one synapse that works and that is DEAD SON DEAD SON. Motherfucker am I tired of myself.

    Kick me in the stomach, punch me in the teeth, do something to me. I can't stand myself anymore. I wish I just ignited spontaneously and burned down to a dusty astrology book. Fuck me, I am the world's biggest failure as a part of homo-sapiens species.

    Kill me already goddamnit.

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  70. Everyone's leaving because of Erin. She's messed up our perfect world.

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  73. Yeah Erin but you don't seem hurt at all. You just come back for more and more.

    What the fuck is wrong with me? --- never asked yourself that haven't you?

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  74. Please make her stop hurting us with her feelings.

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  76. I'm out. I will never come back to sociopathworld.com ever.

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  77. Why did mommy and daddy socio leave us here with her?

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  79. @Erin

    I see no reason to attack someone weak. They are no threat to me.

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  80. You have to figure it out, that's the first test.

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  81. @Sociopaths
    What is the first really violent thing you can remember doing?

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  83. Erin and Mania begin their courtship. Oh how they dance. Oh how they sparkle together.

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  84. That's what sociopaths do dumbass.

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  85. @anon 11:15

    I tried to strangle a 6yr old girl to death. I was 12 at the time.

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  86. @anon 11:15

    I beat a 12yr old till I crippled the fuck for trying to strangle me. I was 5 at the time.

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  87. You know Rip could come back

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  88. 6, I meant six. Fuck I ruined the joke. Whatever.

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  89. @Anon 11:20

    Yes you did! lol

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  90. What were your kids called?

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  91. I love you Rip. Why do you keep abandoning me?

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  92. Rippster, heeeyy, you're back.

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  93. We had one named Rip Jr.
    You can ask anyone I died and so did my family then I sold my soul and came back.

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  94. Mania is my daddy. Erin pushed my mommy out a window.

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  95. Rips a busy man/lesbian and he/her has things to do

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  96. Well, Rippy, that Riptacular.

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  97. @Erin

    And why shouldn't they "bully" when they feel the need to? I certainly do.

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  98. Hey Rip, are you by any chance Riptilian?

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  99. Rip the Ripped Riptilian.
    God I love rip puns

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  101. Hey Ripman, quickly, to the Ripmobile.

    *just tell me when it's not funny anymore. :))

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  102. Do you guys know what Erin's nickname was in childhood? It was Shit.

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  103. Let's call her Shit from now on.

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  104. It will always be funny

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  105. RIP = Risen Immortal Prick

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  106. No harm intended.

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  107. @Erin

    That depends on the situation and the person.

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  108. Prick in a good way, know what I mean?

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  109. Correction Mania, that last comment, I believe it was directed at Shit.

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  110. Where's UKan? I want to have his babies.

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  111. Gee, I wonder what happened to my self-esteem. Was it flushed it down the drain by my mother raping me or by me raping my son.

    Food for thought.

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  112. K man, got it, rip it is. Want a capital letter on that or is it ok just rip? No matter, I'll just call you Rrip.

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  114. Rip is my name
    rip is just general rip-yness

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  115. @Erin

    Whats the point of bullying someone if you cant see the effect that you have on them? :)

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  116. Erin and Mania have chosen their song.

    http://youtu.be/t-idDbIfGvw

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  118. @Erin

    They enjoy getting a rise out of you.

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  120. @mania
    What is the first violent thing that you can remember doing?

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  121. I want you badly Mania. I dream of you and get very wet.

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  122. Erin hey Erin
    Hey
    Hey hey
    Hey erin

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  123. ERIN ERIN
    HEY ERIN
    HEY
    HEY
    ERIN HEY
    HEY ERIN
    HEY

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  124. @Diana

    Didn't we agree you were not going to ask me any more questions?

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  125. I want you Mania. Please make my dreams come true.

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  127. You should change your name to erip. And then Jason won't know who you are and you can hide like I do

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  128. I want you inside me Mania. Pwease!

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  130. one of the first violent memories:

    kicking in a dashboard (instead of the driver = smart violence :) )

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  131. For Erin:

    Most memorable line from Amy Tan's Joy luck Club from cold mother to adult daughter:

    "I see you"

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  132. http://www.latimes.com/entertainment/news/la-et-guard-20110729,0,7206697.story


    ^On 'The Guard' movie
    "not a psychopath.." quote.

    also socios talk about neitche and schopenhauer

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  134. Erin you should change your name to ErShit. That way everyone will know what you are.

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  135. EErin, I haven't been on here since 9:44 !':

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  137. Erin in reality is Susie O'Donnell.

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  138. MANIAAAAAAA ANSWER MEEEEEEE!!!!!!

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  140. Youre so sexy Mania

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  141. Mania, I want you

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  144. Thank you David. I've seen that trailer before, but forgot all about it.

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  145. this site is really fucking boring these days

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  147. Ukansfavoritecunt said...
    Where's UKan? I want to have his babies.


    LOL

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  149. Vomit and Whiskey have the same smell to me.

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  150. What's y'all favorite songs

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  151. FUCK THIS PLACE! FUCK IT!! FUCK THIS FUCKING PLACE!!! FUCK FUCK FUCK!

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  152. Are you still there Erin?

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  153. FUCK THIS PLACE. Demons all of you. Thank you and goodbye. Carry on. CHEERS.

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  154. @Rupert
    Absofuckinglutely pure motherfucking lala land.

    ME's just google mining. Notice the key words she uses in tandem with latest news - hence the apparently disconnected subjects that try to fit on one single post.

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  155. good to see the libertarian reference. there is nothing i worry more than the mob rule of socialism.

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  156. No one talks about Rip anymore

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  157. TNP!!
    where did your blog go fool?

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