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A hashtag is a type of label or metadata tag used on social network and microblogging services which makes it easier for users to find messages with a specific theme or content. [1]

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Activism consists of efforts to promote, impede, or direct social, political, economic, or environmental change, or stasis.

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Addressing mode

Addressing modes are an aspect of the instruction set architecture in most central processing unit (CPU) designs.

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American Express

The American Express Company, also known as Amex, is an American multinational financial services corporation headquartered in Manhattan's Three World Financial Center in New York City, United States.

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An ampersand is a logogram "&" representing the conjunction word "and", though to save confusion it is called a symbol.

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AOL Inc. (previously known as America Online, written as AOL and styled as Aol.) is an American multinational mass media corporation based in New York City that develops, grows, and invests in brands and web sites.

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Apple Inc.

Apple Inc. (commonly known as Apple) is an American multinational technology company headquartered in Cupertino, California, that designs, develops, and sells consumer electronics, computer software, and online services.

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Artificial intelligence

Artificial intelligence (AI) is the intelligence exhibited by machines or software.

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Atlantic City, New Jersey

Atlantic City is a resort city in Atlantic County, New Jersey, known for its casinos, boardwalk and beach.

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Backchannel is the practice of using networked computers to maintain a real-time online conversation alongside the primary group activity or live spoken remarks.

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Ben Zimmer

Benjamin Zimmer (born 1971) is an American linguist, lexicographer, and language commentator.

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Big Sean

Sean Michael Leonard Anderson (born March 25, 1988), known professionally as Big Sean, is an American hip hop recording artist from Detroit, Michigan.

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Birds Eye

Birds Eye is an American international brand of frozen foods owned by parent company Pinnacle Foods in North America and by private equity group Permira in Europe.

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Brian Kernighan

Brian Wilson Kernighan (born January 1, 1942) is a Canadian computer scientist who worked at Bell Labs alongside Unix creators Ken Thompson and Dennis Ritchie and contributed to the development of Unix.

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C (programming language)

C (as in the letter ''c'') is a general-purpose, imperative computer programming language, supporting structured programming, lexical variable scope and recursion, while a static type system prevents many unintended operations.

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C preprocessor

The C preprocessor or cpp is the macro preprocessor for the C and C++ computer programming languages.

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Canadian leaders' debates

Canadian leaders' debates are leaders' debates televised during federal elections in Canada, made up of two debates, one in French and one in English, usually held on back-to-back nights.

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Chinese characters

Chinese characters are logograms used in the writing of Chinese and some other Asian languages.

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Chris Messina (open source advocate)

Chris Messina (born January 7, 1981 in USA), aka FactoryJoe, is an open source and open standards advocate currently residing in San Francisco.

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Conservative Party of Canada

The Conservative Party of Canada (Parti conservateur du Canada), colloquially known as the Tories, is a political party in Canada.

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Dennis Ritchie

Dennis MacAlistair Ritchie (September 9, 1941 – October 12, 2011) was an American computer scientist.

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Digital on-screen graphic

A digital on-screen graphic (originally known as digitally originated graphic) (known in the UK and New Zealand by the acronym DOG; in the US, Canada and Australia as a bug) is a watermark-like station logo that many television broadcasters overlay over a portion of the screen-area of their programs to identify the channel.

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Dollar sign

The dollar sign or peso sign ($ or) is a symbol primarily used to indicate the various peso and dollar units of currency around the world.

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Dolph Ziggler

Nicholas Theodore "Nick" Nemeth (born July 27, 1980), best known by the ring name Dolph Ziggler, is an American professional wrestler and comedian, currently signed to WWE.

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Domestic violence

Domestic violence (also domestic abuse, spousal abuse, intimate partner violence, battering or family violence) is a pattern of behavior which involves violence or other abuse by one person against another in a domestic setting, such as in marriage or cohabitation.

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Drake (rapper)

Aubrey Drake Graham (born October 24, 1986) is a Canadian rapper, singer, songwriter and actor.

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Ed Schultz

Edward Andrew "Ed" Schultz (born January 27, 1954) is an American television and radio host, a liberal political commentator and a former sports broadcaster.

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Gawker Media

Gawker Media is an online media company and blog network, founded and owned by Nick Denton and based in New York City.

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Google Real-Time Search

Google Real-Time Search was a feature of Google Search provided by Google in which search results also sometimes included real-time information from sources such as Twitter, Facebook, blogs, and news websites.

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Heel (professional wrestling)

In professional wrestling, a heel (also known as a rudo in lucha libre) is a wrestler who is villainous or a "bad guy", who is booked (scripted) by the promotion to be in the position of being an antagonist.

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Hip hop music

Hip hop music, also called hip-hopMerriam-Webster Dictionary entry on hip-hop, retrieved from: A subculture especially of inner-city black youths who are typically devotees of rap music; the stylized rhythmic music that commonly accompanies rap; also rap together with this music.

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Houston Press

The Houston Press is an alternative weekly newspaper published in Houston, Texas, United States.

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Index term

An index term, subject term, subject heading, or descriptor, in information retrieval, is a term that captures the essence of the topic of a document.

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Information technology

Information technology (IT) is the application of computers and telecommunications equipment to store, retrieve, transmit and manipulate data, often in the context of a business or other enterprise.

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Initial public offering

Initial public offering (IPO) or stock market launch is a type of public offering in which shares of stock in a company usually are sold to institutional investors that in turn, sell to the general public, on a securities exchange, for the first time.

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Instagram is an online mobile photo-sharing, video-sharing and social networking service that enables its users to take pictures and videos, and share them on a variety of social networking platforms, such as Facebook, Twitter, Tumblr and Flickr.

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Internet Engineering Task Force

The Internet Engineering Task Force (IETF) develops and promotes voluntary Internet standards, in particular the standards that comprise the Internet protocol suite (TCP/IP).

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Internet Relay Chat

Internet Relay Chat (IRC) is an application layer protocol that facilitates communication in the form of text.

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Islam in Australia

Islam in Australia is a minority religious affiliation.

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It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia

It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia is an American television sitcom that premiered on FX on August 4, 2005, and moved to FXX beginning with the ninth season.

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Jack Layton

John Gilbert "Jack" Layton, (July 18, 1950 – August 22, 2011) was a Canadian politician and Leader of the Official Opposition.

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Je suis Charlie

"Je suis Charlie" is a slogan and a logo created by French art director Joachim Roncin and adopted by supporters of freedom of speech and freedom of the press after the 7 January 2015 massacre in which twelve people were killed at the offices of the French satirical weekly newspaper Charlie Hebdo.

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Jimmy Fallon

James Thomas "Jimmy" Fallon (born September 19, 1974) is an American comedian, television host, actor, singer, writer, and producer.

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Justin Timberlake

Justin Randall Timberlake (born January 31, 1981) is an American singer, songwriter, actor, and record producer.

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Kanye West

Kanye Omari West (born June 8, 1977) is an American rapper, songwriter, record producer, and fashion designer.

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Late Night with Jimmy Fallon

Late Night with Jimmy Fallon is an American late-night talk show that aired weeknights at 12:35 am Eastern/11:35 pm Central on NBC in the United States.

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Libyan Civil War (2011)

The 1st Libyan Civil War, also referred to as the Libyan Revolution, was an armed conflict in 2011, in the North African country of Libya, fought between forces loyal to Colonel Muammar Gaddafi and those seeking to oust his government.

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Lil Wayne

Dwayne Michael Carter, Jr. (born September 27, 1982), known by his stage name Lil Wayne, is an American rapper from New Orleans, Louisiana.

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List of gestures

Gestures are a form of nonverbal communication in which visible bodily actions are used to communicate important messages, either in place of speech or together and in parallel with spoken words.

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Christopher Brian "Chris" Bridges (born September 11, 1977), better known by his stage name Ludacris, is an American rapper, entrepreneur, and actor.

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Mashed potato

Mashed potato is a dish prepared by mashing boiled potatoes.

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McDonald's is the world's largest chain of hamburger fast food restaurants, serving around 68 million customers daily in 119 countries across 35,000 outlets.

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Microblogging is a broadcast medium that exists in the form of blogging.

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Misogyny is the hatred or dislike of women or girls.

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National Football League

The National Football League (NFL) is a professional American football league consisting of 32 teams, divided equally between the National Football Conference (NFC) and the American Football Conference (AFC).

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New Democratic Party

The New Democratic Party (NDP; Nouveau Parti démocratique, NPD) is a major social-democratic federal political party in Canada.

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Nicki Minaj

Onika Tanya Maraj (born December 8, 1982), professionally known by her stage name Nicki Minaj, is a Trinidadian-born American rapper, singer-songwriter and actress.

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Nielsen ratings

Nielsen ratings are the audience measurement systems developed by Robert F. Elder and Louis F Woodruff and sold to Nielsen Company, in an effort to determine the audience size and composition of television programming in the United States.

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Nimrod Kamer

Nimrod Kamer is a satirist, comedy writer/performer and journalist based in London.

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#NotAllMen is a feminist internet meme.

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Number sign

Number sign is a name for the symbol #, which is used for a variety of purposes, including (mainly in Canada and the United States) the designation of a number (for example, "#1" stands for "number one").

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Occupy Wall Street

Occupy Wall Street (OWS) is the name given to a protest movement that began on September 17, 2011, in Zuccotti Park, located in New York City's Wall Street financial district, receiving global attention and spawning the Occupy movement against social and economic inequality worldwide.

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An orthography is a set of conventions for how to write a language.

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Oxford English Dictionary

The Oxford English Dictionary (OED), published by the Oxford University Press, is a descriptive (as opposed to prescriptive) dictionary of the English language.

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The PDP-11 is a series of 16-bit minicomputers sold by Digital Equipment Corporation (DEC) from 1970 into the 1990s, one of a succession of products in the PDP series.

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Persian language

Persian, also known by its endonym Farsi or Parsi (English:; Persian: فارسی), is the predominant modern descendant of Old Persian, a southwestern Iranian language within the Indo-Iranian branch of the Indo-European languages.

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Photo sharing

Photo sharing is the publishing or transfer of a user's digital photos online.

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A postscript (P.S.) is an afterthought, thought of occurring after the letter has been written and signed.

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Punch line

A punch line (or punchline) concludes a joke; it is intended to make people laugh.

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Ray Rice

Raymell Mourice "Ray" Rice (born January 22, 1987) is a professional American football running back who is currently a free agent.

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Sarcasm is "a sharp, bitter, or cutting expression or remark; a bitter gibe or taunt."Oxford English Dictionary Sarcasm may employ ambivalence, although sarcasm is not necessarily ironic.

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Sexism or gender discrimination is prejudice or discrimination based on a person's sex or gender.

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Sina Weibo

Sina Weibo is a Chinese microblogging (weibo) website.

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The sky (or celestial dome) is everything that lies above the surface of the Earth, including the atmosphere and outer space.

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Social networking service

A social networking service (also social networking site or SNS) is a platform to build social networks or social relations among people who share similar interests, activities, backgrounds or real-life connections.

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Electronic spamming is the use of electronic messaging systems to send unsolicited messages (spam), especially advertising, as well as sending messages repeatedly on the same site.

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Stephen Harper

Stephen Joseph Harper (born April 30, 1959) is a Canadian politician who is the 22nd and current Prime Minister of Canada and the Leader of the Conservative Party.

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Tag (metadata)

In information systems, a tag is a non-hierarchical keyword or term assigned to a piece of information (such as an Internet bookmark, digital image, or computer file).

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A television, commonly referred to as TV, telly or the tube, is a telecommunication medium used for transmitting sound with moving images in monochrome (black-and-white), colour, or in three dimensions.

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Television advertisement

A television advertisement (variously called a television commercial, commercial or ad in American English, and known in British English as an advert) is a span of television programming produced and paid for by an organization, which conveys a message, typically to market a product or service.

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Tencent Weibo

Tencent Weibo is a Chinese microblogging (weibo) website launched by Tencent in April 2010, and is still currently under beta testing.

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The C Programming Language

The C Programming Language (sometimes referred to as K&R, after its authors' initials) is a well-known computer programming book written by Brian Kernighan and Dennis Ritchie, the latter of whom originally designed and implemented the language, as well as co-designed the Unix operating system with which development of the language was closely intertwined.

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The Colbert Report

The Colbert Report is an American late-night talk and news satire television program hosted by Stephen Colbert that aired on Comedy Central from October 17, 2005 to December 18, 2014 for 1,447 episodes.

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The Daily Dot

The Daily Dot is an online newspaper that covers Internet topics and eSports.

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The Ed Show

The Ed Show is an hour-long weekday news commentary program on MSNBC that aired from 2009 to 2015.

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The Guardian

The Guardian is a British national daily newspaper.

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The Lonely Island

The Lonely Island is an American comedy trio, formed by Akiva Schaffer, Andy Samberg and Jorma Taccone at Berkeley, California in 2001.

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The New York Times

The New York Times (NYT) is an American daily newspaper, founded and continuously published in New York City since September 18, 1851, by the New York Times Company.

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Ticker symbol

A ticker symbol or stock symbol is an abbreviation used to uniquely identify publicly traded shares of a particular stock on a particular stock market.

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Twitter is an online social networking service that enables users to send and read short 140-character messages called "tweets".

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Victim blaming

Victim blaming occurs when the victim of a crime or any wrongful act is held entirely or partially responsible for the harm that befell them.

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Violence against women

Violence against women (VAW) is, collectively, violent acts that are primarily or exclusively committed against women.

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Wired (magazine)

Wired is a full-color monthly American magazine, published in both print and online editions, that reports on how emerging technologies affect culture, the economy and politics.

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World Wrestling Entertainment, Inc. (d/b/a WWE) is an American publicly traded, privately controlled entertainment company that deals primarily in professional wrestling, with major revenue sources also coming from film, music, product licensing and direct product sales.

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#YesAllWomen is a Twitter hashtag and social media campaign in which users share examples or stories of misogyny and violence against women.

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YouTube is a video-sharing website headquartered in San Bruno, California, United States.

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Zero-width non-joiner

The zero-width non-joiner (ZWNJ) is a non-printing character used in the computerization of writing systems that make use of ligatures.

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2009 Iranian presidential election protests

Protests (۱۳۸۸ تظاهرات انتخابات ''Tazahorat-e-Entekhabat-e-Hezar-o-Seesad Hashdad-o-hasht''.) against the 2009 Iranian presidential election results (a disputed victory by Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad and in support of opposition candidates Mir-Hossein Mousavi and Mehdi Karroubi) occurred in major cities nationwide from 2009 into 2010.

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2014 Cannes Film Festival

The 67th annual Cannes Film Festival was held from 14 to 25 May 2014.

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2014 FIFA World Cup

The 2014 FIFA World Cup was the 20th FIFA World Cup, the quadrennial world championship for men's national football teams organized by FIFA.

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2014 Isla Vista killings

On, 2014, Elliot Rodger killed six people and injured fourteen others in Isla Vista, California, near the campus of University of California, Santa Barbara, before committing suicide.

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2014 Sydney hostage crisis

On 15–16 December 2014 a lone gunman, Man Haron Monis, held hostage ten customers and eight employees of a Lindt chocolate café located at Martin Place in Sydney, Australia.

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