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How did some of you get so freakin' smart?

 
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If you are offended by Christian thought, then this post is not for you...please move on to the next post.

From my understanding as a Christian I see it that God who controls what knowledge you have. Some knowledge is hidden from you at some time, so that you are prevented from doing things that may hurt you. I found this to be true when studying digital logic design (the parts about synchronous state machines). It really doesn't matter what the topic of study is...I am just saying that God can block you from learning something...or He can impart knowledge to you...whether you are interested in learning it or not. The best Biblical example I can give of this is King Nebuchadnezzar. He got proud...God took away Nebuchadnezzar's mind for seven years. At the end of those seven years...God gave Nebuchadnezzar his sanity back. I believe that is found in Daniel 4.

Sorry for those who don't believe...but, whether they believe it or not...God controls the knowledge you have...regardless of how curious or intellectually capable you are as a person.
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Question everything and never stop learning! Just when you think you know it all you could learn something new and spark a new flame of interest
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Personally i was born like it.





Lol. Jk i know what you mean the collective intelligence here is unreal.
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Private school education
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BINGO!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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I have to agree. Private school plus compulsive readers.

People who read and love books tend to acquire knowledge more so than those who don't.

And of coure a full life of varied experiences that expose you to people with higher intellect.

Also well educated and intelligent family members. Every member of my immediate family has more education and is more intelligent than I am. But the 5 of us combined would have about 40 years of higher education,with me having the least.
One of the most important aspects of conspiracy theories is being able to discern when there isn't one.

Oh yeah, like you'd understand anyway.

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Parochial school, the Nuns made you learn how to think, not what to think. That is the key!
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The potential threat of getting smacked with a ruler may have helped as well. lol


churchlady
 Quoting: Burt Gummer


^^^This^^^

Nothing politically correct about an angry nun!

They would whack you with their rulers. And with the metal edge, too.
One of the most important aspects of conspiracy theories is being able to discern when there isn't one.

Oh yeah, like you'd understand anyway.

Where are we going and why am I in this handbasket?. . .J. Handy
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Parochial school, the Nuns made you learn how to think, not what to think. That is the key!
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The potential threat of getting smacked with a ruler may have helped as well. lol


churchlady
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Ya know, the ruler never came into play, at least at my school. No paddle either. I attended both parochial and public school. The difference I noticed between the two was that the Nuns seem to listen and give time to ideas, where public teachers seemed to have an agenda that they needed to fulfill, so they were instructors. The Nuns were there to expand the mind. Some days in Parochial, we would start on a subject and just talk. Public school, teachers would not have that luxury, they had a syllabus they had to ad hear to. Again, learn to think compared to what to think. Just my experience, so don't come back on me. Your experience may be different.
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Private school education
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BINGO!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
 Quoting: Desert Fox


I have to agree. Private school plus compulsive readers.

People who read and love books tend to acquire knowledge more so than those who don't.

And of coure a full life of varied experiences that expose you to people with higher intellect.

Also well educated and intelligent family members. Every member of my immediate family has more education and is more intelligent than I am. But the 5 of us combined would have about 40 years of higher education,with me having the least.
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All of the above.
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Its called paying attention in school as well as learning how to hustle and bang like the con artists that were busy skipping school..
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No, no. Education is what you are left with after you have forgotten all the lies you were told in school.
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Exactly. It takes time to sort the bullshit out.

And I've been sorting bullshit for 65 years now, grasshopper.
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This place is one of the greatest conglomerations of idiocy I've ever seen.

If you think this gang of morons is a bunch of super smart people, well, fuck....you've got a long way to go just to get to stupid.
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Sure, if you look at it from that perspectives, but there are some really creative, genius minds here, and if you have that opinion, you will miss it. It's like throwing pearls before swine. Swine, you are.
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Being member of this particular website allows people to develop critical thinking skills. The brain is like a muscle, if you stimulate with reading content such of this, debate ideas, test theories, you are training it to be smarter. Eventually you'll be smart enough to realise everything you read on this website is some level of bullshit, but by that time you won't care anyway.
 Quoting: Aunty Flo


haha that's not called becoming smarter, its called becoming cynical and a road to disturbia.

Don't go there.

Go to Jesus Christ and keep reality in check with HIS WORD.

In Jesus Christ!
 Quoting: Anonymous Coward 1159544


True freedom is in the world of dreams, ideas, thoughts. Those are where I gain my tools for living. If I channel my thoughts to thoughts of christ, and tie that somehow to my reality, I would become a born again Christian.

No fucking way!

Fuck that shit off homie.
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And this is sadly why most will never know the TRUTH.

Just like you who think your so smart but Satan is laughing all the way at how he plays around with you like a puppet on his string.
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I don't believe in Satan, so checkmate. I just saved my own soul. rockon
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Parochial school, the Nuns made you learn how to think, not what to think. That is the key!
 Quoting: Anonymous Coward 14316922


The potential threat of getting smacked with a ruler may have helped as well. lol


churchlady
 Quoting: Burt Gummer


Ya know, the ruler never came into play, at least at my school. No paddle either. I attended both parochial and public school. The difference I noticed between the two was that the Nuns seem to listen and give time to ideas, where public teachers seemed to have an agenda that they needed to fulfill, so they were instructors. The Nuns were there to expand the mind. Some days in Parochial, we would start on a subject and just talk. Public school, teachers would not have that luxury, they had a syllabus they had to ad hear to. Again, learn to think compared to what to think. Just my experience, so don't come back on me. Your experience may be different.
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I guess it all comes down to where knowledge, wisdom and common sense comes from. Nuns believe and teach all knowledge comes from the Lord. Secular teachers believe they are the smartest in the room.
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Being member of this particular website allows people to develop critical thinking skills. The brain is like a muscle, if you stimulate with reading content such of this, debate ideas, test theories, you are training it to be smarter. Eventually you'll be smart enough to realise everything you read on this website is some level of bullshit, but by that time you won't care anyway.
 Quoting: Aunty Flo


haha that's not called becoming smarter, its called becoming cynical and a road to disturbia.

Don't go there.

Go to Jesus Christ and keep reality in check with HIS WORD.

In Jesus Christ!
 Quoting: Anonymous Coward 1159544


OP wasn't talking to you because you're a freaking moron. If there was only some way you could extract yourself from the religious fairy tale paradigm, you might have a clue.
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The smart people are not in this room, they have high paying jobs, live well and do not spend all their free time on an Internet dungeon full of insane maniacs and bitter right wing racists.
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That about sums it up for me. anon
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If you are offended by Christian thought, then this post is not for you...please move on to the next post.

From my understanding as a Christian I see it that God who controls what knowledge you have. Some knowledge is hidden from you at some time, so that you are prevented from doing things that may hurt you. I found this to be true when studying digital logic design (the parts about synchronous state machines). It really doesn't matter what the topic of study is...I am just saying that God can block you from learning something...or He can impart knowledge to you...whether you are interested in learning it or not. The best Biblical example I can give of this is King Nebuchadnezzar. He got proud...God took away Nebuchadnezzar's mind for seven years. At the end of those seven years...God gave Nebuchadnezzar his sanity back. I believe that is found in Daniel 4.

Sorry for those who don't believe...but, whether they believe it or not...God controls the knowledge you have...regardless of how curious or intellectually capable you are as a person.
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how does it explain some of the evil people that are really smart? I know someone who is a genius, brilliant man, owns his own company, knows not just his specialty, but is a quick study on EVERYTHING he chooses to learn about. I've never known anyone as smart as this man, but he is an atheist. Does God give him his genius IQ and knowledge and if so, why?
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The smart people are not in this room, they have high paying jobs, live well and do not spend all their free time on an Internet dungeon full of insane maniacs and bitter right wing racists.
 Quoting: Anonymous Coward 14896274


or some of us started businesses and have investments that are basically on auto pilot, and GLP is the best "accumulator" site out there

saves me a ton of time finding all the interesting, possibly market moving stories in one place

also ground research on trends

As OP said, there are some truly interesting, intelligent and thoughtful posters on here, some truly remarkable information which I come across, and not only from the USA but from all over the world.

That's something you don't find often these days

In my experience there are conspiracy sites (like rense) or spiritual sites (news for the soul) or market sites (zerohedge, UK telegraph etc)...but at GLP you find it all in one place

way cool...the trolls are free entertainment :)

and my background btw is private school, ivy college and 15 years as an analyst on wall street, but my dad was the most intelligent self-made man I have yet met...and he dropped out of high school in 8th grade

native born smarts and common sense are the ultimate resource

hf
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seriously, sometimes I read stuff here (and have to some further research to understand more) and I am blown away because I feel like I am reading stuff written by some brilliant people.
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And yeah, I see the BS too, I just skim by that.
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Oh great samadhi star traveler..

I am the elnathan of the twinkling mystery order of the 23rd degree thru the sphere of Tipareth in the sworn southern solstice of Asleha and the northern Dhanishta of the Temple of the Seven Spheres..inherited thru the Pleiadian Order of the Great Temple of Zeus...

I have regained my power and glory and crux ansata from the lowest declination to the height of vernal equinox traveling the pathway of Resh, the gold of the sun and the quicksilver of Mercury and after the lead of Saturn, not to be confused with the Temple of Belus described by Herodontus in Babylon.

How may I be of service?
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seriously, sometimes I read stuff here (and have to some further research to understand more) and I am blown away because I feel like I am reading stuff written by some brilliant people.
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And yeah, I see the BS too, I just skim by that.
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Oh great samadhi star traveler..

I am the elnathan of the twinkling mystery order of the 23rd degree thru the sphere of Tipareth in the sworn southern solstice of Asleha and the northern Dhanishta of the Temple of the Seven Spheres..inherited thru the Pleiadian Order of the Great Temple of Zeus...

I have regained my power and glory and crux ansata from the lowest declination to the height of vernal equinox traveling the pathway of Resh, the gold of the sun and the quicksilver of Mercury and after the lead of Saturn, not to be confused with the Temple of Belus described by Herodontus in Babylon.

How may I be of service?
 Quoting: APOLLO ILLUMINIST


blink
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Stayed under the radar of life and lived how we like to with nary a whisper of trail. Just what we are with no care for involvement in politics nor visions of grandeur.

Basicaly, underachievers that prefer knowledge to people.
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We have the internet. Anyone with the willingness to learn can research anything about anything.

I really have to wonder why this generation that grew up on the internet is so dumb though. Maybe I'm just getting old...
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I am really grateful for my catholic school education. I am about 62 and had the quality years in good schools that had good teachers. We had 43 kids in the class most years and only one adult. Often it was a nun. They were scary as hell. But the time was spent learning, reading and listening to interesting stuff. I listened.

As a child I believed the god parts too. The same education and training they gave me lead to an understanding of the truth that was not allowed in a catholic school. I am what my teachers made me. I learned what they offered me. Reading was my ticket to the universe.

My sixth grade teacher started every day with a new question. What would you do if the sun did not come up tomorrow? What would you do if the school lunch made us all very sick? What would you do if a bird started talking to you? Later in the day we would all share what we thought. A whole year of that! It created the me I am today.

That very year, we started having drills when the air raid siren went off. I was too fat a child to get under the desk. The other kids laughed at me. My Teacher, Mr. Kuntz got down on his hands and knees and sat beside me as "we died." Before he got up he said that I just needed to make sure wherever I went I dug a big hole for myself.

I have spent my life always being prepared and ready for myself, my family and my friends. I may not be smart. But I am ready and willing to help out when needed. A lot of what I do I write about on this place is at least helpful in its context.
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seriously, sometimes I read stuff here (and have to some further research to understand more) and I am blown away because I feel like I am reading stuff written by some brilliant people.
1dunno1
And yeah, I see the BS too, I just skim by that.
 Quoting: Anonymous Coward 28867210


Oh great samadhi star traveler..

I am the elnathan of the twinkling mystery order of the 23rd degree thru the sphere of Tipareth in the sworn southern solstice of Asleha and the northern Dhanishta of the Temple of the Seven Spheres..inherited thru the Pleiadian Order of the Great Temple of Zeus...

I have regained my power and glory and crux ansata from the lowest declination to the height of vernal equinox traveling the pathway of Resh, the gold of the sun and the quicksilver of Mercury and after the lead of Saturn, not to be confused with the Temple of Belus described by Herodontus in Babylon.

How may I be of service?
 Quoting: APOLLO ILLUMINIST


blink
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LOL ! Speechless, I know...

Im proud of my inner ear implants too

Mothership.. soon, soon...
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NZT bro, NZT.
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Parochial school, the Nuns made you learn how to think, not what to think. That is the key!
 Quoting: Anonymous Coward 14316922


The potential threat of getting smacked with a ruler may have helped as well. lol


churchlady
 Quoting: Burt Gummer


^^^This^^^

Nothing politically correct about an angry nun!

They would whack you with their rulers. And with the metal edge, too.
 Quoting: Bluebird


How about that little grab of hair just behind the ear and then they would twist it hard...that hurt. Never happened to me but I saw it often enough.
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If you are offended by Christian thought, then this post is not for you...please move on to the next post.

From my understanding as a Christian I see it that God who controls what knowledge you have. Some knowledge is hidden from you at some time, so that you are prevented from doing things that may hurt you. I found this to be true when studying digital logic design (the parts about synchronous state machines). It really doesn't matter what the topic of study is...I am just saying that God can block you from learning something...or He can impart knowledge to you...whether you are interested in learning it or not. The best Biblical example I can give of this is King Nebuchadnezzar. He got proud...God took away Nebuchadnezzar's mind for seven years. At the end of those seven years...God gave Nebuchadnezzar his sanity back. I believe that is found in Daniel 4.

Sorry for those who don't believe...but, whether they believe it or not...God controls the knowledge you have...regardless of how curious or intellectually capable you are as a person.
 Quoting: Anonymous Coward 24011342


how does it explain some of the evil people that are really smart? I know someone who is a genius, brilliant man, owns his own company, knows not just his specialty, but is a quick study on EVERYTHING he chooses to learn about. I've never known anyone as smart as this man, but he is an atheist. Does God give him his genius IQ and knowledge and if so, why?
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I don't know the reason God does that...sorry, I wish I had a better answer. I will guarantee you one thing though...that smart, evil guy is limited by what God will allow him to learn. The stuff I mentioned in my post (Synchronous Logic Design)...I still don't understand it like I would like to...it is used to design CPUs for computers. Now if you ask me about advanced mathematics...I used to drink beer and study differential equations and calculus with proofs...no problem. All I can figure out is that God allowed me to easily pickup up advanced math...but, he didn't want me going on to design computer central processing units :dunno:
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The internet is a great tool for learning. Also there are many tricks or training exercises you can use to help reduce the learning curve. Largely it comes down to awareness, as the more aware you are the easier it is to understand. Some of these tricks help you to become more aware or help you learn to speed read, math tricks, eidetic memory, etc. Other then that, mostly reading, watching lectures and practicing etc.

To become more aware, practice holding as many senses as you can at one time. Distinguish the sounds you hear and single them out, the smells, the taste in your mouth, the feel of the cloths on your skin. Analyze as much detail of your surroundings as you can, look for items or people out of place or that may be dangerous.

Practice a little at first as it can be draining or tiring. But in time you become hyper sensitive to your surrounding. Warning that drippy faucet will drive you insane if you don't get a good handle on the skill. ;)
Through will of thought we control our emotions and thoughts are often no more difficult to control then we make them to be.
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Please OP...don't encourage them.
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the smart ones know that in fact they know nothing... just go look at pictures of the universe..question everything..know nothing
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agreed...
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Thread: Government should not be involved...
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A lot of people on here are truly brilliant, others are very creative, and there is a lot of great humor here......such an eclectic mix of people, it is amazing. And everyone shares this house equally. I really like how this site is not divided into different categorized forums, I love how we are all sharing the same forum.

I have learned so much from people on this site, that I would not normally have the opportunity to. Why? Because we stick with what we know, and generally surround ourselves with similar people as ourselves....which hinders our opportunity to be challenged and to grown and learn.

I love all the types of people on here. Even the trolls :)

HF to the people of GLP!!!!!
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If you are offended by Christian thought, then this post is not for you...please move on to the next post.

From my understanding as a Christian I see it that God who controls what knowledge you have. Some knowledge is hidden from you at some time, so that you are prevented from doing things that may hurt you. I found this to be true when studying digital logic design (the parts about synchronous state machines). It really doesn't matter what the topic of study is...I am just saying that God can block you from learning something...or He can impart knowledge to you...whether you are interested in learning it or not. The best Biblical example I can give of this is King Nebuchadnezzar. He got proud...God took away Nebuchadnezzar's mind for seven years. At the end of those seven years...God gave Nebuchadnezzar his sanity back. I believe that is found in Daniel 4.

Sorry for those who don't believe...but, whether they believe it or not...God controls the knowledge you have...regardless of how curious or intellectually capable you are as a person.
 Quoting: Anonymous Coward 24011342


how does it explain some of the evil people that are really smart? I know someone who is a genius, brilliant man, owns his own company, knows not just his specialty, but is a quick study on EVERYTHING he chooses to learn about. I've never known anyone as smart as this man, but he is an atheist. Does God give him his genius IQ and knowledge and if so, why?
 Quoting: Anonymous Coward 28867210


I don't know the reason God does that...sorry, I wish I had a better answer. I will guarantee you one thing though...that smart, evil guy is limited by what God will allow him to learn. The stuff I mentioned in my post (Synchronous Logic Design)...I still don't understand it like I would like to...it is used to design CPUs for computers. Now if you ask me about advanced mathematics...I used to drink beer and study differential equations and calculus with proofs...no problem. All I can figure out is that God allowed me to easily pickup up advanced math...but, he didn't want me going on to design computer central processing units :dunno:
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I loved calculus in college, I did well in it.

the genius I mentioned is also very gifted in math and equations. you have just inspired me to do some research on something about math. thank you. something has been triggered.
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We have the internet. Anyone with the willingness to learn can research anything about anything.

I really have to wonder why this generation that grew up on the internet is so dumb though. Maybe I'm just getting old...
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I am really grateful for my catholic school education. I am about 62 and had the quality years in good schools that had good teachers. We had 43 kids in the class most years and only one adult. Often it was a nun. They were scary as hell. But the time was spent learning, reading and listening to interesting stuff. I listened.

As a child I believed the god parts too. The same education and training they gave me lead to an understanding of the truth that was not allowed in a catholic school. I am what my teachers made me. I learned what they offered me. Reading was my ticket to the universe.

My sixth grade teacher started every day with a new question. What would you do if the sun did not come up tomorrow? What would you do if the school lunch made us all very sick? What would you do if a bird started talking to you? Later in the day we would all share what we thought. A whole year of that! It created the me I am today.

That very year, we started having drills when the air raid siren went off. I was too fat a child to get under the desk. The other kids laughed at me. My Teacher, Mr. Kuntz got down on his hands and knees and sat beside me as "we died." Before he got up he said that I just needed to make sure wherever I went I dug a big hole for myself.

I have spent my life always being prepared and ready for myself, my family and my friends. I may not be smart. But I am ready and willing to help out when needed. A lot of what I do I write about on this place is at least helpful in its context.
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hf


thanks for that, well expressed!

Nearly everyone whinges about their Catholic education, wish I'd had one.
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I eat paint chips.
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I think you're part of the bullshit he was refering to.

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