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    Quote Originally Posted by Dave B View Post
    Sorry to go back to the NHS bashing....they do have some odd practices...or rather lack of practices.
    I saw a cardiologist at the end of March. Treatment was agreed as a day patient and would be in 3 to 4 months. I’m now thinking late June to early August. Good, as I’m at the TT from 25 May to 14 June.
    They ring me yesterday and leave a message asking to book me in for a pre op on 28th May and the procedure on 1st June. I can’t speak with them as the number they ring from won’t accept return calls. Mongo rings them to try to sort it. She explains that I told the staff in March that I was away for 3 weeks in May/June but the 3-4 moths seems to point to July. Not their issue and not a problem if I can’t take that date but I must take the next one or I’ll be referred back to my GP as I can only turn down 1 date. Eh? None of the morons have asked for dates to avoid (like they do when scheduling court cases for instance) my “holiday” booking was made in June 2018, predating by 8 moths my present medical condition.
    Is it beyond the scope of a specialist department to ask patients if they have dates to avoid OR if they can come at very short notice.
    I wait with baited breath to see when my next appt is. I have told them when I will not be able to make it.

    The really stupid thing is that for 2 of the previous 4 occasions I have had this, I had been off work for 4 to 5 months. I wasn’t once asked if an early appt would be beneficial for the company....yes...the taxpayers spunked £20k on me being off....for a £2k procedure.

    Archaic to say the least.
    Its ridiculous. I've had a revised date for my consultation like you the day in the middle of my holiday. I now have a date I can do but such a faff.
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    The daft thing is that inefficient scheduling makes work for the NHS and you. It doesn’t seem beyond us to book these things in real time...
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    Found a coolant leak on the swift. Leak was caused by a utter crap pipe / clamps provided in the new induction system. Any heat / pressure leaks so useless. Ordered pipe to replace wont be here till weekend apparently - I go to Germany before then and need it fixed.

    Rock up to a Engineering place local, find me what I need, half a meter free as its a off cut.

    Get home to fit it & lots of faffing, cut hands, bad language etc all on. Test drive done and seems to be sorted now.

    Wish i never bothered with the induction system now but cant go back to standard as the air box is in South Africa
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    Tried to submit a VAT return today, first time on their new cloud based MTD system. What a bloody surprise, it doesn't work.
    Eventually they tell us to use the fallback system as they can't seem to get the new system working at all. Now the fallback has crashed as I suspect a large number of others are in the same boat. An absolute frigging joke. I'd be interested to see how much they have invested in this pile of wank. I bet it's eye watering.
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    So Apple FINALLY listened to their professional users and built a fully modular Mac Pro workstation to replace that laughable little trashcan heap of shit.
    Only now with a half-decent spec and matching monitor, it's probably going to cost you about as much as a Ducati...

    Oh, and it looks like a bathroom fitter designed it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by N/B View Post
    So Apple FINALLY listened to their professional users and built a fully modular Mac Pro workstation to replace that laughable little trashcan heap of shit.
    Only now with a half-decent spec and matching monitor, it's probably going to cost you about as much as a Ducati...

    Oh, and it looks like a bathroom fitter designed it.
    $1000 for the monitor stand.

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    Car insurance & foreign lorry drivers.

    So, doris had a prang the other week. 100% not her fault. Ian H and Simon will vouch for me.

    Heading North on the M1, Lane 2 in roadworks with congested traffic. Circa 30 mph tops. A foreign lorry (Polish) decided to move over into her lane. Dash cam footage indicates that the lorry driver would have had full awareness that she was there. Footage indicates that he had no reason to move from Lane 1 to 2.

    Pulled over to exchange details. Driver spoke no English, other than 'I sorry'. He didn't even understand 'what is your name?'. He gave the missus his documents. All in Polish. She took photos of it all. Damage to car was minimal (dents & wheel marks) but needed body shop repair all the same. Confident that she was not at fault we proceeded to claim.

    All sent to insurance, including very clear HD footage from the dash cam. It's very clear that she isn't at fault.

    Insurance have said because it was a foreign lorry driver it could take up to 6 months to process. If they don't admit liability it's likely to go 50/50.

    HOW!! We've sent them dash cam footage!

    Doris called the insurance the other day to chase the claim progress, in the hope that we'd not have to pay our excess. They got anti with her and questioned why she was calling. They said it will take 6 months.

    Also, hire car. Should be like for like. But no. Because foreign driver here's our shittiest small car we have. Sorry, that's the policy!

    We've now had the car repaired. We've had to pay the excess. At the moment, we're likely to lose our no claims too. A quick google finds that this is a common theme. So for about £500 worth of repairs it's likely to cost us more in the long run.

    Insurer is Direct Line btw. I'm surprised and equally disappointed with them. Surely this isn't the way for every insurer?
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    Direct line haven't got a good rep at all for claims handling .
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    Similar but a friend had a very nasty head in his new A3 last weekend. American pulled out of a junction on a van doing 60mph . Van took avoiding action and went head on into my friend who was doing 30mph. Everything involved is a write off. Americans insurers immediately offered £2.5k to settle any medical claims, to which my friend refused saying he would like to get over his injuries prior to discussing anything along those lines.

    Then his insurer rang to say he wasn't covered earlier in the year his wife had been lightly touched in a car park (oh err missus). Came back to the car to find a mark. She rang her insurer to discuss this and eventually didn't claim. Because she had rang it was logged and subsequently flagged as not mentioned on my friends policy - where she is a named driver. He got a solicitor friend involved who managed to sort it.

    Moral of the story, if you aren't going to claim do not speak to your insurer and if anyone named on your policy does have a discussion make sure you tell your insurer immediately.
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    Chris-this 50/50 nonsense is something they have tried with me but I stood my ground & said should you do this against my wishes then I’ll take the necessary steps to reclaim my loss, of that be clear.

    I insisted on a vehicle inspection where the report said ‘the likelihood of events is consistent with the policyholders statement’ & point this out to them when required but it is a waiting game sadly & they’ll try to ‘kick the can down the road’.

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    This 50:50 BS is nuts. I’m convinced that they have costed the admin of proper attribution and just decided it is more cost effective to pay half the repair bill in any case where there is doubt. Especially once they have bumped your premiums as a result of the accident.

    They really can just **** off.
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    Quote Originally Posted by simonsaunders View Post
    This 50:50 BS is nuts. I’m convinced that they have costed the admin of proper attribution and just decided it is more cost effective to pay half the repair bill in any case where there is doubt. Especially once they have bumped your premiums as a result of the accident.

    They really can just **** off.
    That definitely is a major factor. That & insurers waiting for 6-7 months before issuing a claim against another party knowing full well claim has to either be settled within 12 months of the date of the accident or go to court. A lot will settle no matter who is @ fault due to large costs when at court stage. This from a insurer I was talking to this week at Bicester heritage who said it’s a proper piss take but nothing can be done about it.
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    Went into the branch my mum had her French bank account with to change the address to mine so I get bills statements etc.

    Wont do it as i dont have a copy of my council tax printed off with me, yet i have it on email and have shown him this. Answer - I need to EMAIL it in. Errrr i'm showing you the F**king email with it on why delay it.

    Go to see the solicitor on the off chance we can see her as not returned calls / emails for weeks - not in
    I just want to know whats going on with the sale ffs!

    Get home to Blighty and email the branch the information needed and get a email today back saying -

    Dear Mr Greaves,

    Further to your e-mail, I have sent you an e-mail to open the succession folder of your mother.

    We will not be able to proceed with your requests before starting the succession.

    If you have a notary in France, could you please send us the contact details of your notary.

    Thank you very much again.
    Other email says -

    Dear Mr Greaves,

    Thank you for informing us today that Mrs Greaves Margaret has sadly passed away and please accept our sincere condolences. In order to start the succession procedure and transform the account accordingly please forward to us the following documents depending on situation:

    • If the deceased is currently the owner of a French property please forward an original death certificate and the details of the Notaire dealing with the French estate.
    • If the deceased is not a French property owner but the French estate is being dealt with by a French Notaire please forward an original death certificate and the details of the Notaire dealing with the estate
    • If the deceased is not a French property owner and the succession is being dealt with by a UK solicitor please forward to us an original death certificate and an original of the grant of probate certificate. Where no grant of probate is being sought a letter from the UK solicitor confirming next of kin may be sent instead.
    For further information regarding Succession under French Law please visit the Notaires website at www.notaires.fr by clicking on the Union flag you can change the site into English.

    If you have any questions or wish to discuss the procedure further please do not hesitate to contact us.

    Kind regards,

    Excuse me............. Your saying you know nothing about my mums death which I have told you and also the notaire.

    I have replied with the notaire details saying she should have told you and I have so please re check your records and confirm but i have also attached them.

    Then politely asking them to sort it out ASAP

    I hope to god I never have to meed this Solicitor as all she has done is piss me off so far.
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    Sold a item on ebay and then get this today as it was due yesterday and not arrived.


    Dear kev_mk3,

    Let me ask you something: Would you consider it acceptable to have to wait 9 days for an item and then be told to wait another 2 days for a report on it's whereabouts? I think not. You and I both know that this has been showing on the Hermes website as "In Transit" since Friday and more importantly, Parcel 2 go (who you booked the delivery through) have stated that delivery would be achieved by 1st July. It is now beyond that date and is still showing as in Liverpool
    depot, so why are you saying it is in transit?

    I suggest that you look at the Hermes website, as they are the carriers, not Parcel 2 go, who keep saying in transit, whereas Hermes are stating that it is still in the Liverpool depot.


    Clearly, the parcel has not been delivered and is never likely to be.


    What part of "Item lost in system" do you not understand?

    Delivery is overdue and I believe it is time for you to own up to your responsibilities as a seller and send a replacement item or better still, refund my money. After all it IS my money!!

    Should the item arrive (which is highly unlikely), you would see tracking evidence and be able to get your payment back from me

    Please do the right thing to avoid me taking action through eBay.

    This is a situation that is no longer acceptable and The time for wasting my time has come to an end.

    If I do not receive a reasonable response from you by the end of today, I will take it up with eBay with the appropriate responses for you.

    Refunded him and signed him up for tenna lady samples utter bellend
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    For some reason I've been receiving daily samples from tenna lady. Feck knows why

    I also got scammed on ebay recently. Not my week!
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    Why oh why do you still use eBay with your track record?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Simon View Post
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    Why oh why do you still use eBay with your track record?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Simon View Post
    Dear Kev G

    Why oh why do you still use eBay with your track record?
    I like to live dangerously. Not had issues since january its only 1/60 really but this guy is hilarious. I've refunded him
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    I await the August moan from Kev

    'Hey, bloody Tenna Lady have been charging me £12.50 a day to send some pillock from eBay a load of their product and he's been selling it on and making a profit '

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    You should have let him take it up with eBay, takes a few weeks before they step in and force a refund. By which point, item will have arrived. He also can't leave feedback if he makes a claim I don't think.

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    You should have let him take it up with eBay, takes a few weeks before they step in and force a refund. By which point, item will have arrived. He also can't leave feedback if he makes a claim I don't think.
    This!

    Follow eBay procedure, if not the twat will leave you a negative anyway, at least following eBay procedure it is easy to get it removed.

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    I refunded him and left it, Item arrived and he sent me a load of s**t on messages so rang ebay reported him as fraud, logged it as a crime and left it CBA. Petty little man
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    DVLA.

    Bike was SORN. Bike now has MoT. Ride out of the MoT station... think ‘shit, road tax’.

    Pull up, fire up phone. Go online. No V5 with me, can’t tax online without it. **** nuggets.

    Phone DVLA. Now bearing in mind that I checked online from my phone and saw that my bike had passed its MoT before the tester even had a chance to walk from the workshop to reception (i.e. instantaneously) to tell me in person, the DVLA tell me that ‘it takes 24 hours for their system to update and recognise an MoT pass’. Therefore I couldn’t tax it over the phone.

    But it is OK, the bloke tells me, I can go to the post office and tax the bike as long as I have the V5.

    Cheers mate, but at the start of the call, I told you why I was ****ing phoning and it is because I don’t have the V5 with me. And no one is at home to grab a picture of it for me.

    So what would you do, 7 miles from home?

    Yeah, I went the route where I was least likely to see a copper. Of course, on foot, because we wouldn’t want to ride without tax, would we?

    What an annoying system. Why you need some reference number, I do not know. I get the right pox when bureaucracy blocks you from ‘doing the right thing’ and positively encourages you to do the wrong thing. Surely the reg and your postcode should be enough, no? And if some muppet tries to tax the wrong vehicle, their own stupid fault.

    And, of course, you can’t tax it in advance at your own financial risk. That would be too easy.

    It is a bit like when you want the ‘proof of licence’ thing for a hire car and you need your National Insurance number. Could you not have picked anything more abstract or difficult to find when you really need it?

    Anyway. Bike now on drive and taxed.
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    Quote Originally Posted by simonsaunders View Post
    No V5 with me, can’t tax online without it. **** nuggets.
    Take pic, store in cloud. In my slightly OCD case: 256bit encrypted, and behind a password and 2fa tied to a keygen.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Brando View Post
    Take pic, store in cloud. In my slightly OCD case: 256bit encrypted, and behind a password and 2fa tied to a keygen.

    Also handy for Passport, Driving licence, NI details, certificates (wedding, deaths etc etc). Handy if you lose anything when traveling!
    This is a prime example of thinking in advance.

    As my wife pointed out, I could have failed and ridden home quite legally. What a nonsense.
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    Quote Originally Posted by simonsaunders View Post
    DVLA.

    Bike was SORN. Bike now has MoT. Ride out of the MoT station... think ‘shit, road tax’.

    Pull up, fire up phone. Go online. No V5 with me, can’t tax online without it. **** nuggets.

    Phone DVLA. Now bearing in mind that I checked online from my phone and saw that my bike had passed its MoT before the tester even had a chance to walk from the workshop to reception (i.e. instantaneously) to tell me in person, the DVLA tell me that ‘it takes 24 hours for their system to update and recognise an MoT pass’. Therefore I couldn’t tax it over the phone.

    But it is OK, the bloke tells me, I can go to the post office and tax the bike as long as I have the V5.

    Cheers mate, but at the start of the call, I told you why I was ****ing phoning and it is because I don’t have the V5 with me. And no one is at home to grab a picture of it for me.

    So what would you do, 7 miles from home?

    Yeah, I went the route where I was least likely to see a copper. Of course, on foot, because we wouldn’t want to ride without tax, would we?

    What an annoying system. Why you need some reference number, I do not know. I get the right pox when bureaucracy blocks you from ‘doing the right thing’ and positively encourages you to do the wrong thing. Surely the reg and your postcode should be enough, no? And if some muppet tries to tax the wrong vehicle, their own stupid fault.

    And, of course, you can’t tax it in advance at your own financial risk. That would be too easy.

    It is a bit like when you want the ‘proof of licence’ thing for a hire car and you need your National Insurance number. Could you not have picked anything more abstract or difficult to find when you really need it?

    Anyway. Bike now on drive and taxed.

    Er.... You are allowed to drive to and from a pre arranged MOT without tax.

    The system works very well, so why the strop/panic?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sim View Post
    Er.... You are allowed to drive to and from a pre arranged MOT without tax.

    The system works very well, so why the strop/panic?
    I was always led to believe - correct me if I am wrong - that once you have your valid MoT certificate then you MUST tax it before using on the road. Including getting home again.

    Obviously you need to get to the pre-booked MoT, so can do this without MoT and tax. If you fail (assuming no truly bad defects), you may drive home again without MoT or tax. However, if you pass, it is only your own incompetence stopping you getting taxed, so therefore it is expected that you do it.

    Ergo, driving home from a successful MoT without road tax is a no-no.

    Have I been misinformed my entire life?
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    I'm pretty certain you can drive it home from the prebooked mot if it passes, without tax...

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    Maybe I was wrong then? I was definitely told about the ‘no driving home with a fresh MoT but no road tax’ thing at some stage

    Something else to moan about

    I did, however, do some Googling and the I’m still not sure that I have a consistent answer, which probably means I’d be in the hands of the boys in blue (worst case).
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    If your vehicle doesn't have an MOT you can drive it to or from a pre-arranged MOT or to or from a pre-arranged appointment to have defects remedied that were discovered on a previous test. You can drive your vehicle on a road without road tax in these circumstances.

    Copied from Sussex police website, so you don't have to take my word for it.
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    Also, unless you were zapped by a static or mobile ANPR thing the chances of bumping into a traffic cop are so few and far between I'd have risked it even if you were supposed to be taxed.

    The roads are becoming lawless, I honestly can't remember the last time I saw someone pulled over by the police.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Uncle Benz View Post
    If your vehicle doesn't have an MOT you can drive it to or from a pre-arranged MOT or to or from a pre-arranged appointment to have defects remedied that were discovered on a previous test. You can drive your vehicle on a road without road tax in these circumstances.

    Copied from Sussex police website, so you don't have to take my word for it.
    So this is the type of thing that I find online and it lacks clarity.

    “If your vehicle doesn’t have an MoT you can..”

    My vehicle does (as of 3 minutes ago) have an MoT. Does that now invalidate the rest of the sentence?
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    To or from a test. It makes no difference on the test result. The only difference is if the mot tester declares the car dangerous to drive. They still cannot stop you from driving it away, though I'd advise you to make other arrangements.
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    Even if the car is already MOT'd you can as well.

    Think about it.

    Not everyone has the internet, or the ability to use it, especially on their phone, even if they do have their V5C and or document reference number to hand.

    A lot of cars get MOT'd every day.

    If they weren't allowed to drive home from the MOT, the system would soon grind to s halt

    Here's another point.

    You don't need to be insured or showing as insured to tax online.

    They will allow it to go through as they assume you are insured.

    If then in X weeks it still isn't insured, they will then say they are going to fine you.

    If you don't insure, they will fine you.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sim View Post
    Even if the car is already MOT'd you can as well.

    Think about it.

    Not everyone has the internet, or the ability to use it, especially on their phone, even if they do have their V5C and or document reference number to hand.

    A lot of cars get MOT'd every day.

    If they weren't allowed to drive home from the MOT, the system would soon grind to s halt

    Here's another point.

    You don't need to be insured or showing as insured to tax online.

    They will allow it to go through as they assume you are insured.

    If then in X weeks it still isn't insured, they will then say they are going to fine you.

    If you don't insure, they will fine you.
    I have - in the past - walked to the Post Office and paid for my paper disc before taking the car off the MoT centre forecourt.

    Anyway, thanks for the pointers guys, know for next time! Isn’t funny how you can deal with a self-made problem for years...
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    Woman we booked to supply a load of things for the wedding last year has decided to not turn up to alot of other weddings last few months. Lots of reports of this now and so we lied saying that we where cancelling the wedding to get a refund. We knew it wouldnt be the full amount but where hoping for something like half.

    Had a reply to say fine 50% will be returned within 14 days.

    4 days to go we see that apparently she has tried to commit suicide and the company has closed.................................


    Sick bitch is lying shes just skint and taking everyone's money. She had removed her home details from everywhere she can but I had them all saved.

    Why do people do this

    Thank god for wedding Insurance

    ** she is fine as she is sat in her house as people have gone around and knocked she wont come out. They set a new account / page up with the same details the retards **
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    TIL wedding insurance is a thing.

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    Guys putting his car back to standard so offering the parts off his car.

    Ask for a few parts and he says to PM him which I do. I ask for said parts and a price if no one else has requested them.

    The bit that pissed me off is that he is asking for bids on the items not giving a price as he is "helping people out" by selling them........


    I just said "If I want to bid i'll use ebay so either provide a price or don't reply"

    I then get a price

    Its not hard to add a price as everyone has a idea of what they want for items
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    Driving on the continet makes you realise how poor our road network is. We're on our way home from the nurburgring and we're now on the UK stretch. Doris is driving.

    This afternoon, we covered 300 miles in 4 hours with breaks. Detour via bruges before the train and now we're in the UK close to midnight doing 180 miles and it's currently going to take us +4 hours.

    Roadworks every 10 miles, many with no work being done, closed roads and awful driving standards. It's a complete joke.

    Belgian drivers are nuts too btw.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Chris D View Post
    Driving on the continet makes you realise how poor our road network is. We're on our way home from the nurburgring and we're now on the UK stretch. Doris is driving.

    This afternoon, we covered 300 miles in 4 hours with breaks. Detour via bruges before the train and now we're in the UK close to midnight doing 180 miles and it's currently going to take us +4 hours.

    Roadworks every 10 miles, many with no work being done, closed roads and awful driving standards. It's a complete joke.

    Belgian drivers are nuts too btw.
    Usually within 10 minutes off the boat I lose my rag our road system is a joke
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    Quote Originally Posted by Diamond Hell View Post
    Have you lot been speaking to Martin Houston?
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