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I obviously don't have enough information to be convinced one way or the other either. That said it wouldn't be surprised if either was true. To me the biggest issue with the whole thing is that yes it is a crime, but it also shows how big an issue online security is. And if you are storing stuff on a cloud, you are basically storing it on someone else's computer and leaving the security up to them. So really it is more like someone breaking into someone else's poorly secured house and stealing your stuff.  Either way it is still a crime and the criminals should still be arrested, but it doesn't mean that people shouldn't take care with respect to their belongings or their information. 

 

It is not about asking for it or slut-shaming or crap like that. It would be the same issue if someone stole Jennifer Lawrence's tax returns because she had them stored online. The fact that it is naked pictures sort of makes the issue a bit more weird when it comes to the media.

I am going to take my response to News: Casting, Rumours, and the Business thread.

 

Other unpopular opinion: I have grown to hate comic book movies and can no longer stand Wolverine.

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My UO is that the movie Practical Magic is one of my favorites - one of those movies that I have to watch if it comes up while I'm channel-surfing.   A great cast, some of their very best performances by Sandra Bullock and Nicole Kidman, and Goran Visnjic and Aidan Quinn are pistol-hot.  Love it.

 

And I just couldn't get interested in LOTR - I saw the first one and thought it was quite a fabulous technical achievement. Then I went to the second one, fell asleep during a battle, woke up about 15 minutes later and they were still fighting.  It was at this point that I felt that I really didn't need to see the third one.

 

Liking Practical Magic is unpopular? I had no idea - love that movie.  Though, I diverge on the Goran Visnjic hotness.  He's never done it for me, and especially not as that character.  Aidan Quinn, though? Yes, please. 

 

As for LOTR, I'm definitely a fan of the films, but I've always thought the 2nd one was the weakest of the trilogy.  So, I understand where you're coming from.  

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I loved the LOTR trilogy.

 

 

I loved the first movie, but only thought the other two were just ok - and way, WAY too long.

 

ETA: Whoever said it upthread, I totally agree that I don't get the big deal about Casablanca.

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But you're not exposing the stuff in your house or your car to millions of people. When you put something online, whether it's a nude pic or anything else, there's a much greater risk, and everyone knows it (or at least I figured everyone knew that, apparently a lot of people don't). Everything online and on your computer is a lot more vulnerable than the stuff inside your house, and a lot easier to access.

Exactly what I was trying to get at. The internet is not your house. At best if you save something on a server somewhere (icloud, google drive or whatever) it is the equivalent of keeping your stuff in a house of a person you don't really know, who has cheap locks and lives in a part of town with a lot of crime. If you do that and you get robbed then it is still the robbers fault and you are still the victim of a crime, but it doesn't mean you didn't make a mistake.

 

Without trying to say I think you're wrong, Kel Varnsen, I will say that I think it kind of is. If someone breaks into your house or your apartment, the cops aren't going to ask you what you could have done to keep it from happening. If your car gets stolen, they're not going to imply that you should have known better than to park it in X neighborhood. They certainly won't suggest that if you owned fewer valuable things, this kind of thing wouldn't have happened to you because hey, that's just the way people are. You'd be the victim of a crime, full stop, and that means your behavior would have nothing to do with it.

 

I still kind of disagree but I will leave it at this. If the victim's behavior has nothing to do with it then people wouldn't need to have locks on their doors. If my house or car got broken into the first thing I expect the cops to ask me is if they were locked. It is unfortunate but it is pretty much the world we live in, and it is not really different than those police campaigns telling people not to keep valuables in their car.

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When I posted about the scandal, from the jump, I wrote I found it foolish to put items that personal on a remote server. However, my quibble is, all the people that had their photos taken were given most of the blame, not the hacker. As far as I am concerned, a password is a lock on the door. Turns out iCloud wasn't breached by some computer genius, but by someone with too much time on his hands. https://www.yahoo.com/tech/youre-reacting-to-celebgate-wrong-96522222279.html

 

Back to the regularly scheduled program: I hate Brad Pitt and find him pug faced. When he is playing some sort of weirdo and not the lead, I can tolerate him, but all the charisma leaves when he is playing leading man.

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I hate Brad Pitt and find him pug faced.

 

 

I don't hate him, but I don't find him attractive, and he's never done anything for me as an actor. 

 

The internet is not your house.

 

 

It's not, but it houses a lot of things that I'm sure none of us would want made public - records of purchases, email addresses, pictures (yes, even the non-nude ones!) 

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2) I couldn't care less about Jennifer Aniston one way or the other as an actress, but her divorce from Brad Pitt was nearly a DECADE ago, and tabloids make as many referrence to this as they do about Melissa McCartney's weight. She's been divorced from him for over twice the lenght she was married to him, and about four times the lenght they actually lived together in the same roof. I feel like mailing a DVD of every Let it Go cover to every gossip rag to get this point across.

 

 

I am no fan of JA, but cheating is my berserk button. The reason being as a child I used to watch Forensic Files and other true crimes shows and even then I noticed a lot of the conflicts which led to murder centered on affairs. Not only that but a good way to trigger a domestic incident is the mere accusation of it. It will always be unforgivable in my mind. Its not just famous people either, historical figures and fictional characters draw my ire as well.

 

More than that I have always HATED Angelina Jolie, that she is a serial cheater and is constantly fawned upon in the media as Bennifer 2.0 with Pitt just inflames it. That horse faced Julia Roberts and that worthless hack Alicia Keys ain't gettin' a pass either. I am sorry, I just can't. Don't get me wrong either, I hate their husbands too.

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And I just couldn't get interested in LOTR - I saw the first one and thought it was quite a fabulous technical achievement. Then I went to the second one, fell asleep during a battle, woke up about 15 minutes later and they were still fighting.  It was at this point that I felt that I really didn't need to see the third one.

 

My mom fell asleep during the second one when we saw it in the theater. She started snoring! I loved the LOTR movies, for a while I could say most of the lines along with the actors. I was only a little obsessed. The first one was the best.

 

Now, my possibly unpopular opinion is that I absolutely hate the Hobbit films. I was excited when it was announced that Peter Jackson was going to direct them again, but I think he did a horrible job. The movies are have so much extra crap in them with characters that either didn't exist or were dead in the books and he's given them all a backstory. Don't even get me started on Tauriel. I'm all for havin women in strong roles in films, but she didn't belong in that story and I don't like the who specialness of her somehow being the only female warrior. If we had been shown other females in the army it's wouldn't have been so bad, you know, until the love story started.

 

I also don't like watching Tom Cruise. Whenever I see his movies it feels like watching, as I think someone said earlier, Tom Cruise playing Tom Cruise playing whatever his character is. His acting just isn't believeable to me. In my opinion Jennifer Lawrence is the same way. I just don't understand her appeal.

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I loved the first movie, but only thought the other two were just ok - and way, WAY too long.

I'm of the same opinion. I knew The Two Towers was going to be a snorefest from having read the book, but was surprised that someone could make Return of the King into a boring movie. They gave all those Oscars to the wrong movie out of the trilogy.

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They gave all those Oscars to the wrong movie out of the trilogy.

 

I thought the Oscars went to RotK not because it was superior to the other two films, but because it was overdue recognition for the trilogy as a whole.

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My UO is I think that Goodfellas is far, far, far superior to The Godfather movies. I've watched both and while The Godfather bored me to tears, I found Goodfellas absorbing to the point where it is my default answer if people ask me what my favorite film is.

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You know, as much as I loved The Godfather movies, I have to agree about Goodfellas.  The only thing I didn't like about Goodfellas was the last 15 minutes or so, when he's frantically making arrangements to sell the dope, while simultaneously trying to fix dinner for his brother.  I just didn't like the back and forth scenes because it was too hectic.

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I liked The Tourist. I'd rewatch it just for the scenery and Jolie's wardrobe, but I just like how silly it was. All the actors seemed to enjoy themselves making it and I haven't liked Depp in anything as much as that in awhile. 

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Doctor Zhivago- liked the train ride, liked the scenery but hated how were expected to root for these two incredibly selfish folks who couldn't have cared less that the world was blowing up around them nor the slightest concern for even their own children- much less their loyal spouses who suffered via their selfishness. Oh and if I had to hear yet another rendering of that theme one more time, I'd have thrown something.

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You know, as much as I loved The Godfather movies, I have to agree about Goodfellas.  The only thing I didn't like about Goodfellas was the last 15 minutes or so, when he's frantically making arrangements to sell the dope, while simultaneously trying to fix dinner for his brother.  I just didn't like the back and forth scenes because it was too hectic.

 

I like Casino more than Goodfellas. I just prefer Robert Deniro as a protagonist than Ray Liotta. Plus James Woods kills me in his small role.

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Doctor Zhivago- liked the train ride, liked the scenery but hated how were expected to root for these two incredibly selfish folks who couldn't have cared less that the world was blowing up around them nor the slightest concern for even their own children- much less their loyal spouses who suffered via their selfishness. Oh and if I had to hear yet another rendering of that theme one more time, I'd have thrown something.

Count me in. I found Yuri to be appallingly selfish, and Lara nothing but a dull cypher who existed solely for men to lust after. My sympathies were entirely with poor Tonya, who did absolutely nothing to deserve Yuri's infidelity. I never found Julie Christie attractive, and am a little baffled at her appeal.

 

And I'd rather watch roses die from blight than listen to that God-forsaken theme music.

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Doctor Zhivago- liked the train ride, liked the scenery but hated how were expected to root for these two incredibly selfish folks who couldn't have cared less that the world was blowing up around them nor the slightest concern for even their own children- much less their loyal spouses who suffered via their selfishness. Oh and if I had to hear yet another rendering of that theme one more time, I'd have thrown something.

 

I love Doctor Zhivago, it's one of my favorite movies.  But my favorite character is Pasha, the revolutionary.  Tom Courtenay is spectacular in that role.

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Oh and if I had to hear yet another rendering of that theme one more time, I'd have thrown something.

Which is why I have never watched the entire movie.  Hearing that theme song over and over and over just drove me crazy.

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Daniel Craig is the only James Bond I like.

I love James Bond and have seen them all(my grandfather loved James Bond)but Skyfall is my all time favorite James Bond movie.

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Colin Farrell was a riot in Horrible Bosses and so was Jennifer Aniston. I think Aniston should stick with my comedy roles like the one she had in HB.

Agreed. I think she has a nice sense of timing and seems to be silly enough herself to sort of get why things are funny. However, I find her so dull as a dramatic actor. I didn't like The Good Girl or Friends With Money because of this. I don't think she's well suited to that wry, ironic, heartbreaking style of dramedy. She's much better in broader sit-com like humor. This is not an insult.

UPO Gwyneth Paltrow doesn't bug me. I don't care that much about her personal life and I think she's a good if limited actress. I will agree she has an extremely small range, but I think she can be good within that range. I loved her in Great Expectations and I thought she was fun in A Perfect Murder and very, very good in The Pallbearer (which is an underrated movie in general). Basically she has to play a poor little rich girl.

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UPO Gwyneth Paltrow doesn't bug me. I don't care that much about her personal life and I think she's a good if limited actress. I will agree she has an extremely small range, but I think she can be good within that range. I loved her in Great Expectations and I thought she was fun in A Perfect Murder and very, very good in The Pallbearer (which is an underrated movie in general). Basically she has to play a poor little rich girl.

I really like her as Pepper in the Iron Man/Avengers movies.  I thought her entire scene with RDJ in the beginning of The Avengers ("I was having 12% of a moment" :) was great--they have really good chemistry, imo. 

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I really like her as Pepper in the Iron Man/Avengers movies.  I thought her entire scene with RDJ in the beginning of The Avengers ("I was having 12% of a moment" :) was great--they have really good chemistry, imo. 

 

I think she's kind of the poor man's version of her mom, and I haven't enjoyed her in  much (her Emma was awful), but I agree, she was pretty good in the Avengers movies. I actually thought her robo-Pepper in the last one was kinda badass.

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Yeah, I don't think much of Gwyneth in general, but I do love her as Pepper.  She and RDJ have great chemistry and that went a long way toward selling me on the franchise in the first place.  She's easily one of my favorite characters in the MCU.  The only role I actively didn't like her in was when she was on Glee.  That was just embarrassing to watch.  She could not have been trying any harder to be cool and it wasn't working in the slightest.

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Emma is a movie close to my heart

 

Jeremy. Northam.

 

sigh.

 

And speaking of which, and this must be a UO, because I don't think anyone else has seen this movie, Dean Spanley is on Netflix now. Jeremy Northam, Sam Neill, Peter O'Toole and Bryan Brown, in something like a cross between Terry Gilliam and Masterpiece Theater. That's many generations of well-spoken man candy there, folks. /cheap_seats

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I will watch any Queen Latifah movie that is on basic cable, whenever, wherever. And there is always a Queen Latifah movie on basic cable. Same with the greatest football movie ever made, The Replacements.

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My UO:

There must be something wrong with me because the popular romantic movies are not for me at all. Grease- hated the ending. She has to turn into a slut instead of staying true to who she was. The Notebook- snooze fest. Titanic- didn't get interesting until the ship hit the iceberg. I didn't care at all about the romance. And thought she was an idiot for throwing the necklace away.

Then there's humor: I don't find Amy poehler/Tina Fey funny. Or Jonah Hill or Seth McFarlane.

I think Adam Sandler & Kristen Wiig are not funny, but actually play serious roles well.

I love LOTR, but am disgusted with what he did to the Hobbit. But I think this opinion is popular!

Once you give a poor acting performance, it's hard for me to like you in other movies.. Anne Hathaway- AWFUL in Valentine's Day with those horrible "sexy" phone sex calls. Sandra Bullock in Miss Congeniality with that awful snorting. Diane Keaton in "because I said so", "the big wedding", & "something's gotta give"- general overacting.

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Count me in as one who was relieved when Julia Roberts died.

And despite my love for LOTR, i have not seen any cartoon character movies like Batman, superman, Spider-Man, etc & don't plan to.

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If you think Amy Poehler is funny rent They Came Together. I had a free Redbox rental. I will watch just about any romantic comedy movie on tv, just to give it a try. I suffered through an hour of this movie & finally just took it back without finishing it, it was THAT bad.

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Things about The Other Sister piss me off: Daniel and Carla ruin the engagement and the wedding, plus the gay sister was not allowed to bring her partner to any family events.

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Just as I unironically (I don't think that's a word, but it should be) love Charlton Heston, I also love the much-maligned Greer Garson. It's fine if you don't like her, but critics then and now seem to hold a special contempt for her (Pauline Kael basically called her a monster). They love to sneer at her acting, her manner, her age (she hit it big in her late 30s), whatever. I always thought she was a good actress with a graceful, lovely screen presence (not to mention she possessed one of the most beautiful speaking voices ever). Maybe she didn't have much range, but so what? Lots of actresses don't, and I think MGM utilized her gifts very well. Random Harvest is still one of my favorite B&W tearjerkers, and Garson is just wonderful in it. Hell, she's the only reason to watch the atrocious 1940 adaptation of Pride and Prejudice. Yeah, she was 15 years too old to play Elizabeth (though that's hardly her fault), but I really loved her performance. She manages to balance Elizabeth's mischievous sense of humor and her dignified poise. The archery scene with Darcy (played by the young and handsome Laurence Olivier) is a delight, a great display of character development, and Garson plays it to perfection.

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I realize I may have to turn in my female gender card for admitting this but here it goes:

 

I've never really been a fan of Dirty Dancing. The soundtrack? Yes, absolutely. The movie itself? Leaves me pretty cold. I was 13 when I first saw it, and I only made it through once. Any other time I tried watching it, I couldn't do it. I just didn't care. I found the E! True Hollywood Story on its filming more interesting than the movie itself, actually.

 

Granted it's been years since I've watched it, I'm willing to give it another chance, but...I don't know.

 

And in a related UO:

 

When it comes to Jennifer Grey, Jeannie Bueller>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>Baby Houseman. All day, every day.

 

Footloose, OTOH? I could watch that movie every day, and twice on Sundays. And the soundtrack, of course, is untouchable. (What, there's a remake, I hear? LA LA LA, I can't hear you!)

 

I feel similarly about Grease. The only difference is, I actually CAN watch the first, say, half hour or so of the movie and like it, but right around the end of "Hopelessly Devoted To You" and/or "Grease Lighting",  I just get bored and tune out until around "You're The One That I Want." Again, it's been years, so maybe I'd feel differently, but again...I don't know. 

 

It probably didn't help matters that the version I got originally was a VHS copy (this was in 2001, on my 12th birthday) that actually put the BTS featurette BEFORE THE MOVIE. WTF, Paramount? All that fast forwarding at the beginning just to get to the movie. Argh. 

 

Irrational, I know.

 

Peter Pan is my favorite Disney movie, forever and always. That said, Tinker Bell could die whenever she wants, thank you. (Not sure if that's a UO, but I had to say it. I laugh my ass off EVERY TIME she falls off that music box as "You Can Fly!" is beginning.)

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I hate Tinker Bell, too. She's an embodiment of offensive female stereotypes/sexist male fantasies (tiny, miniskirted, mute chick who is slavishly devoted to this one guy who takes her for granted and who is psychotically jealous of all other females). 

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Peter Pan is my favorite Disney movie, forever and always.

It's not one of my favorites but I like it more than 101 Dalmations. My top favorites are Jungle Book, Robin Hood, and Sword in the Stone for different reasons. My favorite part in Sword was the little female squirrel chasing after young King Arthur. I wished Merlin changed her into a human just to make her happy. Poor little squirrel.

 

UO: Not fond of the Nolan-Bale Batman series. I watched one that was airing on the TNT network and thought it was boring.

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I've never found Patrick Swayze attractive.  I remember thinking that the guy who "dated" Baby's sister and got the partner pregnant was hot, despite being an asshole.  Even in Ghost, I thought Tony Goldwyn was more attractive. Hell, even Sam Elliot preceded him in the sexy in Roadhouse. Never had any issues with him as an actor, but hot he was not. 

 

Dirty Dancing is one of those films I loved as a kid, but can't get through now.  The dancing is memorable, but the dialogue is pretty dumb.

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I realize I may have to turn in my female gender card for admitting this but here it goes:

 

I've never really been a fan of Dirty Dancing. The soundtrack? Yes, absolutely. The movie itself? Leaves me pretty cold. I was 13 when I first saw it, and I only made it through once. Any other time I tried watching it, I couldn't do it. I just didn't care. I found the E! True Hollywood Story on its filming more interesting than the movie itself, actually.

I think Dirty Dancing has some of the worst dialogue I've ever heard in a movie. I will ALWAYS turn to it to hear "Time Of My Life" though...I adore that song

 

I think Patrick Swayze was attractive, but his dancing in that movie always makes me laugh. He was definitely a talented dancer, but it was like he tried too hard to make it sexy...it wasn't.

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I think Patrick Swayze was attractive, but his dancing in that movie always makes me laugh. He was definitely a talented dancer, but it was like he tried too hard to make it sexy...it wasn't.

 

I'm just gonna leave this here and back away slowly.

 

 

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More UOs:

 

If I had to rank the four Brat Pack movies in order, it would probably go like this:

 

St. Elmo's Fire (yes, it's kind of cheesy, I guess, but once I finally graduated from college, it resonated with me more than ever. And even though his character was a total asshole, I STILL find Judd Nelson hotter in SEL than in the Breakfast Club)

 

Sixteen Candles 

 

The Breakfast Club 

 

Pretty in Pink (if only because I've seen it the least of the four)

 

I actually really like them all, though.

 

I love both Three Men and a Baby (don't love the dead kid's ghost urban legend, though, that's just dumb, not to mention COMPLETE BULLSHIT--the movie was shot on a soundstage, NOT an actual apartment) and Three Men and a Little Lady; the latter almost as much as the former. Peter and Sylvia...sigh.

 

To me, Michael Schoeffling will always be Joe Peretti in Mermaids, not Jake Ryan in Sixteen Candles, if only because I saw the former MUCH earlier and much more often (and the fact that he was a few years older in it probably made him look more mature/attractive to me, too). I was right there with Winona Ryder when she first saw him, with "Johnny Angel" playing in the background. SWOON.

 

I loved The Brave Little Toaster as a kid, and still enjoy a lot of it now (especially the music--"City of Light" is my favorite), but after seeing it again for the first time in many years as an adult, it hit me just how straight-up MEAN those characters truly are at times. It undercuts my feelings of the film quite a bit. 

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I'm just gonna leave this here and back away slowly.

 

Is that an example for or against spaceytraci1208's point? I haven't seen that in a while - I forgot how funny it was.  Of all the alleged times Jennifer Grey couldn't contain her giggles, I don't know how she got through that one without laughing.  Mind you, the version that made it into the film was one of the "dancing" moments that didn't work for me.  I thought the "Lover Boy" scene was hotter, without trying to be.  Also, no inane dialogue, which helped.

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Is that an example for or against spaceytraci1208's point? I haven't seen that in a while - I forgot how funny it was.

 

For, ribbon, for. Someone linked me to it ages ago, and I literally burst out laughing and then couldn't stop. I kind of like Dirty Dancing, or at least I don't hate it, but OMG. She's in her underwear and he's trying to act all seductive, and I'm just howling because it's so hilarious.

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