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I love to stay home as much as as I love to travel, I've been to 49 states (missing Alaska) and 31 countries. I have two wiener dogs now and a cat. We all live together in a house in the woods. With no roaches.

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  • Ninzerbean commented on VespressoCooking's instructable Naan Bread1 week ago
    Naan Bread

    Holy Cow - pun intended as all puns are, the photos alone are enough to make me make these!

    I just got back for the grocery store - I had to go for sesame seeds so I'm making these tomorrow - btw I use powdered yeast from a jar - do you think a tsp is the right amount?

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  • Ninzerbean commented on asergeeva's instructable How to spread kindness1 week ago
    How to spread kindness

    Thank you risking nasty feedback to post. I always take down my garage sale signs but am so tempted to show up at people's homes who don't. We don't have to take garbage for granted as your photo shows - viva la difference.

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  • Ninzerbean commented on Aj Mind Maps's instructable How to Open a Lock With Wrenches1 week ago
    How to Open a Lock With Wrenches

    Well I'm not going to use those kinds of locks any more. Thanks!

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  • Ninzerbean commented on Ninzerbean's instructable Real Measuring Spoons1 week ago
    Real Measuring Spoons

    Maybe you'll find one in your stocking... Thank you.

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  • Ninzerbean commented on Ninzerbean's instructable No More Roaches1 week ago
    No More Roaches

    I don't know, never tried it but if you do and it works please let us know.

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  • Ninzerbean commented on Ninzerbean's instructable No More Roaches2 weeks ago
    No More Roaches

    After you follow all of the steps and still have roaches lets talk - I don't think that will be the case of course, but you need to do that first. I do not know about the stuff you already used - I only know my method. Germans are harder to kill, it will take finding out where they are living in your house and getting rid of that nest - the vacuum will become your best friend, and then baiting.

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  • Ninzerbean's instructable Stalking the Wild Lion's Mane Mushroom's weekly stats: 2 weeks ago
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  • Ninzerbean commented on Ninzerbean's instructable No More Roaches2 weeks ago
    No More Roaches

    This has happened before- I mean twice people have written of such a thing, apparently you have Germans, which live inside the home vs outside, I understand your frustration, others have written of this happening - but I think they are looking for food as they have found the bait dangerous. I hope you will see less every day and then none in just a few days, if not I hope you will write again. Have you put the bait everywhere - the whole house has to be baited, not just where you see the roaches. When I wrote the 'ilbe 8 years ago there were no German roaches where I lived, I had never heard of them. But according to the faithful who write in the comments this will work for Germans as well, pls keep in touch, and read a few hundred comments for help - example - maybe there is a nest in...see more »This has happened before- I mean twice people have written of such a thing, apparently you have Germans, which live inside the home vs outside, I understand your frustration, others have written of this happening - but I think they are looking for food as they have found the bait dangerous. I hope you will see less every day and then none in just a few days, if not I hope you will write again. Have you put the bait everywhere - the whole house has to be baited, not just where you see the roaches. When I wrote the 'ilbe 8 years ago there were no German roaches where I lived, I had never heard of them. But according to the faithful who write in the comments this will work for Germans as well, pls keep in touch, and read a few hundred comments for help - example - maybe there is a nest in the kitchen you need to find and dispatch.

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  • Stalking the Wild Lion's Mane Mushroom

    In SC, about 45 minutes north of Savannah, Georgia.

    I have to admit that this year's foraging has not been very lobster-y, and I think it's from a lack of rain - has not rained in 5 weeks. But one I had late last spring - and I didn't know they grew that late was it's usual lobster self.

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  • Stalking the Wild Lion's Mane Mushroom

    Really? I had no idea - good luck on the hunt!

    It hasn't rained here since Hurricane Matthew (5 weeks?) and I found two in the last week.

    Not really, it's just about looking up vs looking down, people tend to be very secretive about where to find lion's mane mushrooms 'cause they tend to come back to the same tree each year, or the same patch of ground for chanterelles.

    IDK, I was just shocked after hunting them down in NH to be able to find them here in SC. I know someone in Savannah, Georgia who is a hunter as well and he sells his at the farmer's market - because he doesn't actually like mushrooms!

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  • Ninzerbean's instructable Shibori Pole Wrapping's weekly stats: 2 weeks ago
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  • Stalking the Wild Lion's Mane Mushroom

    I saw a man walking around in a circle looking intently on the ground so I pulled my car over, jumped out and asked him if he was looking for mushrooms - he just looked like he was doing that. He said yes and taught me about chanterelles and how you can't mistake them for any other mushroom and I was off like a rocket - I got an app for my ipad called Roger's Mushrooms and I studied every mushroom I found to try and identify it with the app. I don't like using the app on my phone 'cause the photos are too small, but on my ipad they are huge. There is a great saying - There are bold mushroom hunters and there are old mushroom hunters - but there are no old bold mushroom hunters. Sage advice eh?. Also I'm really cheap - chanterelles at the farmer's market are $30 or more a pound. No way w...see more »I saw a man walking around in a circle looking intently on the ground so I pulled my car over, jumped out and asked him if he was looking for mushrooms - he just looked like he was doing that. He said yes and taught me about chanterelles and how you can't mistake them for any other mushroom and I was off like a rocket - I got an app for my ipad called Roger's Mushrooms and I studied every mushroom I found to try and identify it with the app. I don't like using the app on my phone 'cause the photos are too small, but on my ipad they are huge. There is a great saying - There are bold mushroom hunters and there are old mushroom hunters - but there are no old bold mushroom hunters. Sage advice eh?. Also I'm really cheap - chanterelles at the farmer's market are $30 or more a pound. No way was I going to pay that much for mushrooms I thought I could find - I mean if the guy at the farmer's market had found them then so could I. The summer before this last one I became lost in the woods in NH while looking for Lion's Mane mushrooms and had to be rescued by Fish and Game and the 911 people - it was very frightening and even more embarrassing.

    I found a link for you https://gmushrooms.org/product/pom-pom-hecicium-lions-mane/And that video was great, now I know why my mushroom mush didn't create mushrooms on the trees I smeared it on. Or why all the chanterelle scraps that I scatter in my yard don't make more chanterelles. Can you imagine being sick of chanterelles?, that is how I feel about them - there are so many where I live.

    Yummers indeed!

    A few years ago when I fell in love with this mushroom there was little info online, but now you can buy spores - I can't remember who from though. You will have to do a search online.I smeared the wormy one all over my oak trees but in two years since nothing has grown there, so at least I know what doesn't work.

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  • Ninzerbean's instructable Screen Printing With Dish Washing Soap's weekly stats: 3 weeks ago
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  • Stalking the Wild Lion's Mane Mushroom

    Thank you - that is inspiring to hear.

    Thanks!

    Thank you!

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  • Ninzerbean commented on Ninzerbean's instructable Dyeing Wood3 weeks ago
    Dyeing Wood

    Yes - way better and easier than paint - but put a finish on them so the dye won't get on their hands if their hands are wet. I don't know for sure if that would happen, but just to be safe.

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  • Ninzerbean commented on Ninzerbean's instructable Shibori Pole Wrapping3 weeks ago
    Shibori Pole Wrapping

    I meant to do that this morning. Thanks for the reminder - I'll make the edit first thing tomorrow.

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  • Ninzerbean commented on Ninzerbean's instructable Shibori Pole Wrapping3 weeks ago
    Shibori Pole Wrapping

    Thank you, it's a very addictive thing 'cause each one's a surprise

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  • Ninzerbean commented on canida's instructable Homemade Dippin' Dots3 weeks ago
    Homemade Dippin' Dots

    Just what I need - an excuse to buy something so specific for it's purpose - a dewar. But really, this sounds so cool, and I had never heard of them before.

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  • Screen Printing With Dish Washing Soap

    Indeed, you can do that, the effect will be like someone drew on your garment. It's hard to draw on a garment. Those little Clorox pens do a good job, but it still looks drawn. A silk screen is not magical of course, but it does look more 'on purpose'. I would love to see how it turns out, be sure to pin it really tightly to a surface.

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  • Ninzerbean commented on Ninzerbean's instructable No More Roaches3 weeks ago
    No More Roaches

    Did you skip any steps? You spray-foamed under the sinks? Got into all the switchplate covers, etc. I only ask because you should have immediate results of seeing only dead roaches. Is there a nest inside - meaning you have German roaches - that you have not found? Is everything in plastic, no cardboard anywhere? Yes, that is disgusting, I feel for you, I just don't know what to say other than to make sure you did all the steps, it take a good 4 hours to do a small house.

    The purpose of the paste is to stick it to places that are out of the way and where roaches go - like the backs of your drawers in the kitchen, on water pipes under the sink, on top of doors, behind picture frames... I think you need to re-read step 7 to see all of the places to place the bait. I don't know why you made balls of it. You must first see if there is a nest in your house and clean out where they are living to get them under some sort of control first. Just baiting your kitchen won't help, you need to bait the whole house, you need to get inside the walls, you need to clean everything really well and if you think there are roaches in the kitchen find out where and deal with that first. I'm sorry I can't help you anymore than that, I know how terrible this is. Try reading a f...see more »The purpose of the paste is to stick it to places that are out of the way and where roaches go - like the backs of your drawers in the kitchen, on water pipes under the sink, on top of doors, behind picture frames... I think you need to re-read step 7 to see all of the places to place the bait. I don't know why you made balls of it. You must first see if there is a nest in your house and clean out where they are living to get them under some sort of control first. Just baiting your kitchen won't help, you need to bait the whole house, you need to get inside the walls, you need to clean everything really well and if you think there are roaches in the kitchen find out where and deal with that first. I'm sorry I can't help you anymore than that, I know how terrible this is. Try reading a few hundred of the comments and see if you can glean any more knowledge from them for your situation. German roaches are very hard to get rid of because they live inside vs outside. You must get rid of everything they eat such as cardboard.Your vacuum will become your best friend. It takes a lot of work, but it will pay off in that you will get rid of the roaches. But you must bait the whole house, not just the kitchen.

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  • Screen Printing With Dish Washing Soap

    Of course photo emulsion is much better, what I do is fast and dirty. Not as much detail as with photo emulsion but it's just fabric design, not on paper. I can store 50 screens in about 6 inches of space though.

    I love when mysteries are solved, I love how open people are now with techniques that used to be secrets.

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  • Screen Printing With Dish Washing Soap

    Thank you too, try it!

    Thank you, I hope you will try it.

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  • Ninzerbean commented on Ninzerbean's instructable No More Roaches1 month ago
    No More Roaches

    Aw Zaloma,I know how you feel, I really do. The only advice I can give you is that you have to put it in perspective - think of something much worse you would have to do, then trade that thought for killing a roach. If you put it in perspective you will see that you CAN do it. The first few are really really hard, but I promise it does empower you and you will become stronger than a roach. Think how much you do not want a very small bug to have this sort of control over you. You can do it, I have faith in your abilities to see the larger picture. There are literally millions of people in the world who would trade places with you and live in a one bedroom apartment in the coolest city in the world (besides Tokyo) in exchange for dealing with some small bugs once in awhile, because where ...see more »Aw Zaloma,I know how you feel, I really do. The only advice I can give you is that you have to put it in perspective - think of something much worse you would have to do, then trade that thought for killing a roach. If you put it in perspective you will see that you CAN do it. The first few are really really hard, but I promise it does empower you and you will become stronger than a roach. Think how much you do not want a very small bug to have this sort of control over you. You can do it, I have faith in your abilities to see the larger picture. There are literally millions of people in the world who would trade places with you and live in a one bedroom apartment in the coolest city in the world (besides Tokyo) in exchange for dealing with some small bugs once in awhile, because where they live there are roaches every day, every hour of every day of their lives.And the sooner you bait your apartment the sooner you will be roach free. Promise.

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  • Ninzerbean commented on rschoenm's instructable Nested Helix1 month ago
    Nested Helix

    Wow - one of the coolest 'ibles I've ever seen! Thanks so much for sharing.

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  • Ninzerbean commented on Ninzerbean's instructable No More Roaches1 month ago
    No More Roaches

    Dear Tasha,Thank you so much for taking the time to write - I am so glad you are roach-free. I know what a relief that is too.

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  • Ninzerbean commented on ruthgrace's instructable Sew your own pattern weights1 month ago
    Sew your own pattern weights

    I've seen these in stores and thought oh I can use rocks - but your's are worth making, thanks for sharing!

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  • Ninzerbean commented on mikeasaurus's instructable Wood coasters1 month ago
    Wood coasters

    Those are beautiful!

    I was looking around for wood ideas because of Hurricane Matthew's leftovers and found your ible - stupid me I cut coasters for the 'survivors' with my chainsaw, covered them with Elmer's glue on both sides to prevent cracking, but they are too thin now to sand off the glue, I am going to go find another fallen tree - I know just the one - a long leaf pine, which is a hardwood - and do this your way. Will post when done. Thanks for sharing your ideas. All the time.BTW when working with green wood, or wanting to eventually, always seal the wicking ends (the sides without the bark) with Elmer's glue so moisture can evaporate slowly, preventing checking or cracks.

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  • Ninzerbean commented on MadeleineDouglas's instructable Stain Masking1 month ago
    Stain Masking

    pics of the sides please?

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  • Ninzerbean commented on Ninzerbean's instructable No More Roaches1 month ago
    No More Roaches

    First Borax won't work, and secondly you really need to do your whole house. Germans are a different story altogether. They live inside vs outside. You need to take that couch apart with a flashlight and make 100% sure there is not any evidence of roaches. This is really going to be a mess because as you move in they are moving in. I'm out of town so it's really hard to write all this I. My phone but re read the whole ible.

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  • Live Off the Land : Survive With Edible Weeds

    I like that cracked bowl - did you put that back together to use as a strainer?

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  • End Grain Cutting Board / Butcher Block

    Ha! I ended up there after my comment - how funny - thank you.

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  • End Grain Cutting Board / Butcher Block

    I just filled up the back of my car with Pecan wood today - from hurricane Matthew, thanks for letting me know it was the right thing to do. I also got a bunch of China Berry - it's so pretty, I thought it was cherry.

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  • Ninzerbean commented on Ninzerbean's instructable No More Roaches1 month ago
    No More Roaches

    Well that's a good question, I always just cross my fingers. You could try that too. IDK, maybe just not seeing any lets you know it worked, sometimes it does seem too good to be true, but it's true. Thanks for writing

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  • Ninzerbean commented on Ninzerbean's instructable No More Roaches1 month ago
    No More Roaches

    Do I read comments? It's like a part time job answering them! 9 years now I think.

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  • Ninzerbean commented on Ninzerbean's instructable No More Roaches1 month ago
    No More Roaches

    Thanks for writing, I'll try to feature your comment - it's what I want everyone to read.

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  • Ninzerbean commented on Ninzerbean's instructable No More Roaches2 months ago
    No More Roaches

    Hi EmaleeY,The wood has nothing to do with the roaches, they don't care where they go as long it's dark and away from you. Knowing that they like the kitty litter gives you a great place to put bait. Your cats won't eat it and they would not die if they did taste it.Good luck with your place and your war against roaches.

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  • Ninzerbean commented on Chris Torrence's instructable Built-in Shelves Between the Studs2 months ago
    Built-in Shelves Between the Studs

    This is great! I thought you used PVC because of the steam as well - before I read your reasons. I use PVC 1/4 round on the floor next to the baseboards. I hate all the coats of paint as well, then there is the sanding between coats, the place to lay it all out, turning, painting repeat, repeat. Thanks for sharing, I am going to look for a place to do this, will post pics if and when. Thank you for sharing.

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  • Ninzerbean commented on Earlsart's instructable Tiffany-style light shades 2 months ago
    Tiffany-style light shades

    I'm on hold with tech support and now I can't stop laughing, she thinks I'm laughing at her....

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  • Ninzerbean commented on Ninzerbean's instructable No More Roaches2 months ago
    No More Roaches

    Wow KathleenA21, you have been busy. What a horror story about the AC vent - but it could be good news - there is a leak in your duct work somewhere - air is getting in which causes condensation which causes roaches to come have a drink. Having a leak in your ducts is a waste of money so get a duct person - HVAC to take a look - or you can do it yourself - there must be videos on how to do an inspection. In my house it means getting under the house and no way am I going there - BUT there is special metal tape to use on the ducts - much better than packing tape. Its like really heavy duty tinfoil but sticky on the back. Cool stuff.

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  • Ninzerbean commented on Earlsart's instructable Tiffany-style light shades 2 months ago
    Tiffany-style light shades

    They look like jellyfish, wonderful!

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  • Ninzerbean commented on Ninzerbean's instructable No More Roaches2 months ago
    No More Roaches

    Caulking the outlets? Foaming inside the outlets? You have my instructable mixed up with some crazy information. Do not do either of those things. My god it's too dangerous to even waste time trying to think why anyone would suggest that. Please try and view this 'ible on a computer so you can view all the photos and read through all 8 steps again. Step 7 shows where to foam, caulking is up to you - baseboards are the normal place to caulk. The bait it put inside the walls because that is where the roaches roam from room to room. Putting the bait inside the outlet boxes is just a way to get the bait into the walls. Foaming around where water pipes come into your house is because there is usually a lot of space there that is open to the walls, bait in there before you foam. If you have a...see more »Caulking the outlets? Foaming inside the outlets? You have my instructable mixed up with some crazy information. Do not do either of those things. My god it's too dangerous to even waste time trying to think why anyone would suggest that. Please try and view this 'ible on a computer so you can view all the photos and read through all 8 steps again. Step 7 shows where to foam, caulking is up to you - baseboards are the normal place to caulk. The bait it put inside the walls because that is where the roaches roam from room to room. Putting the bait inside the outlet boxes is just a way to get the bait into the walls. Foaming around where water pipes come into your house is because there is usually a lot of space there that is open to the walls, bait in there before you foam. If you have any more questions please write to me .

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  • Ninzerbean commented on anthonyparadine's instructable Mason Jar Saw Light3 months ago
    Mason Jar Saw Light

    I was so excited to see this 'ible - finally lights from old mason jars - but how did you deal with the white glass that is inside of those old lids? Did you see the lamp making classes now on Instructables? Fantastic.

    Ahh... thank you.

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  • Ninzerbean commented on Ninzerbean's instructable Bespoke Wiener Dog Coat3 months ago
  • Yard Sales and Garage Sales - How to Have the BEST One

    Good luck, that coffee idea is a great conversation starter, as is "Do you collect anything?".

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  • Ninzerbean commented on Ninzerbean's instructable Bespoke Wiener Dog Coat3 months ago
    Bespoke Wiener Dog Coat

    The quilt was so worn out, the batting was showing in many areas. I love the quilt and wanted to make something from the good areas - that would last. There was no way to fix the quilt, too many areas were worn. I quilt myself so there is no shortage of appreciation, or quilts, and I have more of hers. I will adjust the description to say that it was worn out. Thank you.

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  • Ninzerbean commented on Ninzerbean's instructable Bespoke Wiener Dog Coat3 months ago
    Bespoke Wiener Dog Coat

    Thank you, they utterly rule my life. That Possum and I disagree all the time on who the pack leader is.

    Thank you - post a pic when you do!

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  • Ninzerbean commented on Ninzerbean's instructable Bespoke Wiener Dog Coat3 months ago
    Bespoke Wiener Dog Coat

    That me me laugh out loud. Wiener dogs are really difficult stubborn creatures but they are addicting, and they come in so many flavors, um, I mean colors.

    A sleeping bag eh? I wish I'd thought of that. I never let a dog sleep on the bed until Possum came along, it was so funny to watch him tunnel that I gave in.

    Send a pic of Ginger in her coat if make one - a 3 month pro membership if you do.

    I had to look up 'redaction'! Thank you very much. Possum has so little fur because of his unique color. It's a side effect that some dobermans get as well. I tried using Melatonin as my vet prescribed and in 3 months he had a full coat of wonderful fur like he used to have, then it all disappeared. I have tried 4 different brands but it's never happened again and after two years of a sleepy dog I took him off.

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  • Ninzerbean commented on diycreators's instructable DIY Concrete Lamp - Led String Light 3 months ago
    DIY Concrete Lamp - Led String Light

    Most excellent! I voted for you.

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    Corner Lamp

    This is so great - I know the expensive one and when I saw this 'ible last week I thought it was just that one so I didn't come 'over' to look at it until now. Really well done.

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