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by FatCat
Fri Jul 20, 2018 2:21 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Italian aviation thread
Replies: 15
Views: 966

Re: Italian aviation thread

It is quite irritating that an airline had so many chances to change and yet has failed miserably at every one of them. The best idea right now really seems to be a re-nationalization so at least the government aid is no longer illegal. Of course that means AZ will never reform and continue to burn...

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by FatCat
Fri Jul 20, 2018 1:53 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Eurowings to consolidate its core in short-haul low cost, leaving long-haul for Brussels Airlines
Replies: 14
Views: 3173

Re: Eurowings to consolidate its core in short-haul low cost, leaving long-haul for Brussels Airlines

LH has more money to invest, IMHO Eurowings/Brussel Airlines wil have the best chance to succeed.

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by FatCat
Fri Jul 20, 2018 1:49 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Creamy vs. Crunchy
Replies: 48
Views: 846

Re: Creamy vs. Crunchy

This is all irrelevant anyway. Peanut butter is not the correct nut based spread. That honour would go to hazelnut spread. Long live Nutella. Not to be pedantic, but Nutella does not contain as much hazelnut as you may think. Well I'll be jiggered! I just looked it up, the hazelnut content of Nutel...

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by FatCat
Fri Jul 20, 2018 1:47 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: A pedantic thread
Replies: 74
Views: 1761

Re: A pedantic thread

trpmb6 wrote:
FatCat wrote:
trpmb6 wrote:
Not to be pedantic but Gregg seems to have too many g's to be shorthand.

This post wins the internet for today


Not to be pedantic but that was posted yesterday.

Not to be pedantic but due to the time zone, today's tomorrow or yesterday somewhere.

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by FatCat
Fri Jul 20, 2018 1:19 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: The correct nerd franchise...
Replies: 29
Views: 782

Re: The correct nerd franchise...

2122M wrote:
May the schwartz be with you. May the schwartz be with us all.


Image

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by FatCat
Fri Jul 20, 2018 1:12 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: A pedantic thread
Replies: 74
Views: 1761

Re: A pedantic thread

trpmb6 wrote:
Not to be pedantic but Gregg seems to have too many g's to be shorthand.

This post wins the internet for today

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by FatCat
Fri Jul 20, 2018 1:11 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Creamy vs. Crunchy
Replies: 48
Views: 846

Re: Creamy vs. Crunchy

BlueberryWheats wrote:
This is all irrelevant anyway. Peanut butter is not the correct nut based spread. That honour would go to hazelnut spread.

Long live Nutella.

Not to be pedantic, but Nutella does not contain as much hazelnut as you may think.

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by FatCat
Fri Jul 20, 2018 1:08 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: The correct nerd franchise...
Replies: 29
Views: 782

Re: The correct nerd franchise...

2122M wrote:
Wow... This thread has potential to make Conservative v Liberal and Airbus v Boeing look tame and civilized in comparison.

I think yes
Probably
MUCH probably
I've already armed my torpedoes, and you?

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by FatCat
Fri Jul 20, 2018 12:59 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: The correct number of televisions
Replies: 29
Views: 632

Re: The correct number of televisions

I have a 60'' Samsung in the living room. Plus, a 5.1 Technics SE-CA10 Midi for surround (aim is SU-HT1000), BD player, sat connection, Amazon Fire Stick TV (TV is Smart but 2012 Smart so no Netflix support in my Country), SNES Mini and an xbox 360 that didn't see any power since 2014. But that's be...

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by FatCat
Fri Jul 20, 2018 12:46 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: The correct nerd franchise...
Replies: 29
Views: 782

Re: The correct nerd franchise...

DocLightning wrote:
Captain Picard is arming phasers and raising shields.

The Death Star fires... a laser. Mr. Worf laughs in Klingon.

I have seen a Borg assimilating YarYar Bings or whathever is called that thing

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by FatCat
Thu Jul 19, 2018 4:39 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Anyone buy a dishwasher In the US lately ?
Replies: 31
Views: 763

Re: Anyone buy a dishwasher In the US lately ?

jetero wrote:
cpd wrote:
In our new office, we have Smeg dishwashers.(


What a horrible name for a company in English.

It's an abbreviation for Smalterie Metallurgiche Emiliane Guastalla :-)

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by FatCat
Thu Jul 19, 2018 3:09 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Italian aviation thread
Replies: 15
Views: 966

Re: Italian aviation thread

On the News: "Alitalia, the "rescues" since 2008 are worth € 9,5 B" https://www.corriere.it/economia/18_luglio_19/alitalia-2008-ad-oggi-salvataggi-sono-costati-95-miliardi-euro-05f8008e-8b2b-11e8-9286-fc73853597eb.shtml "two bankruptcies, one privatization, for an airline th...

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by FatCat
Thu Jul 19, 2018 2:47 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Italian aviation thread
Replies: 15
Views: 966

Re: Italian aviation thread

Yes why not :rotfl:

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by FatCat
Thu Jul 19, 2018 2:45 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Aircraft Values and Lease Pricing - Summer 2018
Replies: 17
Views: 2635

Re: Aircraft Values and Lease Pricing - Summer 2018

Yes the generational shift in models certainly must depress older types in the market once they arrive in sufficient quantities. Also for curiosity any value on A340s? Just wondering what TN will get out of their frames once 787s arrive later this year. Suppose only scrap value. Well, A340s proved ...

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by FatCat
Thu Jul 19, 2018 2:23 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Anyone buy a dishwasher In the US lately ?
Replies: 31
Views: 763

Re: Anyone buy a dishwasher In the US lately ?

There was a nice "for Pete's Sake" comic for this topic

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by FatCat
Thu Jul 19, 2018 1:17 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Italian aviation thread
Replies: 15
Views: 966

Re: Italian aviation thread

Why rather than calling it "Alitalia" don't they call it "Phoenix Airlines". Like a phoenix, it has always regrown from its ashes thanks to either the pumping of cash from the Italian government (now banned by European law) or with the dissolution and formation of new companies ...

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by FatCat
Thu Jul 19, 2018 10:39 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Italian aviation thread
Replies: 15
Views: 966

Re: Italian aviation thread

Any idea how the recently launched FCO-JNB route is doing? They're selling a lot of 1-stop options from JNB to various European destinations at very low fares, up to Eur150-200 less than competition. Presume they're then carrying lots of connecting traffic on the route, but at low yield. AZ is back...

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by FatCat
Thu Jul 19, 2018 10:30 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Creamy vs. Crunchy
Replies: 48
Views: 846

Re: Creamy vs. Crunchy

Not to be pedantic, but 4 out of 6 opinions are for crunchyness. Deal with it. Not to be pedantic, but you could have simplified that to 2 out of 3. Deal with that. :mrgreen: Not to be pedantic, but in my Country, as I was thinking, there are no crunchy peanut butter things anyway. But I'll stand t...

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by FatCat
Thu Jul 19, 2018 9:21 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Drone flies close to A380
Replies: 63
Views: 7498

Re: Drone flies close to A380

Will a drone trigger a TCAS alarm?

Edit: no, because drones do not have an active transponder

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by FatCat
Thu Jul 19, 2018 9:15 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Austrian´s old longhaul fleet
Replies: 39
Views: 8173

Re: Austrian´s old longhaul fleet

If the fleet is maintained by LufthansaTechnik I would not be worried.
LH flies one of the oldest A320, so are the A321-100s, also A343s are'nt youngsters anymore.

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by FatCat
Thu Jul 19, 2018 9:08 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Italian aviation thread
Replies: 15
Views: 966

Re: Italian aviation thread

On other news, Emergency landing in AOI for an Air Horizont (Blue Panorama) B734 en-route TIA-MXP. Apparently, a cabin window, or a cabin window seal failed and caused pressurization problems. Plane involved is 9H-GTC, born 26 years and 1 month ago ( https://www.airfleets.net/ficheapp/plane-b737-270...

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by FatCat
Thu Jul 19, 2018 8:57 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Creamy vs. Crunchy
Replies: 48
Views: 846

Re: Creamy vs. Crunchy

Not to be pedantic, but 4 out of 6 opinions are for crunchyness.
Deal with it.

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by FatCat
Thu Jul 19, 2018 8:50 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Italian aviation thread
Replies: 15
Views: 966

Re: Italian aviation thread

Perhaps Alitalia could not survive as "just" an airline, that's a complicated discussion, but that's not the way I would look at it. Italy is a huge tourist market and has a massive export economy. Alitalia should be managed as one part of a broader system that would involve everything, f...

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by FatCat
Thu Jul 19, 2018 8:42 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Creamy vs. Crunchy
Replies: 48
Views: 846

Re: Creamy vs. Crunchy

Trump's politcs sucks.
Oh sorry I was thinking this was another thread about Trump's politics.
BTW, crunchy all the times - but not when talking about seafood

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by FatCat
Wed Jul 18, 2018 2:12 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Google fine $5 Billion by EU
Replies: 45
Views: 1061

Re: Google fine $5 Billion by EU

They're never gonna pay.
The litigation will be taken to courts and eventually the big G will pay 1/10 of that sum.

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by FatCat
Wed Jul 18, 2018 1:57 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: A pedantic thread
Replies: 74
Views: 1761

Re: A pedantic thread

The one I remember was " your going to like us TWA " . That's was from the early 80's .

not to be pedantic, but "You're"

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by FatCat
Wed Jul 18, 2018 1:55 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: A pedantic thread
Replies: 74
Views: 1761

Re: A pedantic thread

trpmb6 wrote:
FatCat wrote:
not to be pedantic, but I don't see a new trump thread in 3 hours, what's happened?


Not to be pedantic, but I had quite enjoyed having a thread sans politics for a short while.

Me too, but hey here's another topic on how much of an ass is Trump, what a fresh wave of air

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by FatCat
Wed Jul 18, 2018 1:54 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Italian aviation thread
Replies: 15
Views: 966

Re: Italian aviation thread

I think - it's my personal opinion - that those are "boutades" from our newly - elected politicians. In fact, the only way AZ could work is being a Government-owned airline. As said before in other topics, there is no way AZ can be profitable in 2018, with LCCs eating market shares, passen...

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by FatCat
Wed Jul 18, 2018 10:48 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Italian aviation thread
Replies: 15
Views: 966

Italian aviation thread

I think I'll start this topic with today's announcement, by the Minister of Transport & Infrastructures, that "Alitalia will be again a flag carrier, with the 51% shares back to the Italian Government". http://www.ansa.it/sito/notizie/cronaca/2018/07/18/alitalia-toninelli-tornera-di-ba...

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by FatCat
Wed Jul 18, 2018 10:26 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: TWA "For the best of America" slogan?
Replies: 24
Views: 2594

Re: TWA "For the best of America" slogan?

Old ads are very nice. And interesting to see how marketing has changed.
An ad like this today will, in order:
- cause social media outrage (everything causes social media outrage)
- be posted for sexism
- and racism

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by FatCat
Wed Jul 18, 2018 10:02 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Hi Fly unveil A380 Coral Reef livery
Replies: 56
Views: 13207

Re: Hi Fly unveil A380 Coral Reef livery

Interesting, BBC Business News mentioned that Airbus wouldn't have an A380 at Farnborough this year and asked if it was a sign they'd given up trying to sell it ? I guess this will have a heads turning instead, good effort from HiFly ! I've seen the training take offs and landings on YT by CargoSpo...

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by FatCat
Wed Jul 18, 2018 8:54 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: If you were to re-use an airline name
Replies: 20
Views: 781

Re: If you were to re-use an airline name

„Interflug“ Gesellschaft für internationalen Flugverkehr mit beschränkter Haftung

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by FatCat
Wed Jul 18, 2018 8:45 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: A pedantic thread
Replies: 74
Views: 1761

Re: A pedantic thread

not to be pedantic, but I don't see a new trump thread in 3 hours, what's happened?

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by FatCat
Wed Jul 18, 2018 8:42 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Stop being triggered all the time
Replies: 48
Views: 1346

Re: Stop being triggered all the time

It is not triggering. It is news discussions. There are discussions on a multitude of events. Politics is important to discuss because their are serious ramifications to letting politicians and conspiracy theories running unchecked. We have a President in the US that is so misinformed by his circle...

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by FatCat
Tue Jul 17, 2018 12:57 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Amateur Radio Operators
Replies: 13
Views: 519

Re: Amateur Radio Operators

dik909 wrote:
Oha !! Where are you ?


Italy

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by FatCat
Tue Jul 17, 2018 12:45 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Nose wheel Brakes on Airliners
Replies: 99
Views: 6186

Re: Nose wheel Brakes on Airliners

Interesting.. so the left pedal operates the left brakes and the right pedal operates the right wheel brakes... how does the nosewheel brake come on/off? bug Good question, I asked the same about the center bogie brakes on the DC10 / MD11 and A340 / 300/ 600 Rh pedal control RH wheel and Left pedal...

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by FatCat
Tue Jul 17, 2018 12:32 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Amateur Radio Operators
Replies: 13
Views: 519

Re: Amateur Radio Operators

This is a really nice hobby. Unfortunately here the radio emissions are strictly regulated. Fines are really heavy and even having an aerial requires a permit by the Police. I had a friend who had an amateur radio with a 10 mtrs very basic antenna, got a € 2000,- fine. At that time we were 13 years ...

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by FatCat
Tue Jul 17, 2018 10:25 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: A220 Impact on the A319 and A320?
Replies: 75
Views: 12220

Re: A220 Impact on the A319 and A320?

Airbus would be crazy to not make the C series a core product. The CS300 has 2% greater cabin area than the A319 and seats the same mount of people. Yet the A319 weighs a massive 15% more empty. Many users report that the A319 can fly further but they are incorrect. The extra empty weight means mor...

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by FatCat
Tue Jul 17, 2018 10:18 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Preparing an airliner for a flight display
Replies: 4
Views: 1085

Re: Preparing an airliner for a flight display

IMHO 1) there will no passengers allowed. I suppose only the two pilots, maybe some executives. 2) really don't know 3) I think basic "furniture". Seats, but no IFE, galleys but no carts. 4) no I don't think they tune a plane. if you can fly a heavy bird empty, you'll have a tremendous abu...

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by FatCat
Tue Jul 17, 2018 10:12 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Volga-Dnepr Group Purchases 5 747-8F, commits to 29 777F's
Replies: 53
Views: 8267

Re: Volga-Dnepr Group Purchases 5 747-8F, commits to 29 777F's

Very happy for the 748F order. Hopefully more will come.
Also 777F order is a big one. And boy the 767 is a die hard plane!
738F conversion seems very logical to me. Perfect plane for the job, and plenty of potential frames.

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by FatCat
Tue Jul 17, 2018 7:19 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: are 737-200 still safe to travel in
Replies: 35
Views: 5723

Re: are 737-200 still safe to travel in

We have a forum member that worked in Canada's upper regions, and knows Nolinor very well. So he can answer you very precisely.
Anyway, Nolinor for me is a 100% go, their planes may be old, but they keep em like treasures.
:-)

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by FatCat
Tue Jul 17, 2018 7:15 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: A220 Impact on the A319 and A320?
Replies: 75
Views: 12220

Re: Why did Bombardier do that!?

LH779 wrote:
The CS300/A220-300 already has the capacity of an A319. LX for example have 145 seats in their CS3 and 138 seats in their A319s.
A possible CS500/A220-500 would be about the size of an A320.

Thanks, I got confused.

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by FatCat
Mon Jul 16, 2018 1:38 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ryanair FR7312 lost cabin pressure and diverted to HHN
Replies: 35
Views: 5904

Re: Ryanair FR7312 lost cabin pressure and diverted to HHN

And also that part about the hospital costs (as they landed in Germany): Every German hospital and doctor will treat emergency cases for free. They might ask for your insurance details afterwards to get the money back from your insurance. That is why you have it. As long as you can't get a verdict ...

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by FatCat
Mon Jul 16, 2018 1:26 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: A220 Impact on the A319 and A320?
Replies: 75
Views: 12220

Re: Why did Bombardier do that!?

I can't find any news about stretched A220-500 apart from A.Net forum. Was it announced by Airbus? Nothing was ever announced, but the CS500 concept was mentioned by Bombardier on several occasions. They did a study on it at one time too, but most reports suggested that it was put on hold due to la...

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by FatCat
Mon Jul 16, 2018 7:51 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: A220 Impact on the A319 and A320?
Replies: 75
Views: 12220

Re: A220 Impact on the A319 and A320?

I can't find any news about stretched A220-500 apart from A.Net forum.
Was it announced by Airbus?

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by FatCat
Fri Jul 13, 2018 3:14 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: The correct cured meat
Replies: 27
Views: 647

Re: The correct cured meat

JJJ wrote:
I buy mine at 30-50€/kg for the everyday type.

But then again I live in the right country.

Is that the Country that begins with S and ends with pain? ;-)

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by FatCat
Fri Jul 13, 2018 3:10 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: The correct cured meat
Replies: 27
Views: 647

Re: The correct cured meat

Gross. That floral bullshit that comes out of a CURED HAM? What the fuck were the Italians thinking? Forgive him Father, for he doesn't know what is talking about :rotfl: Dude, prosciutto is the poor attempt at jamón making when you don't have the right kind of pork or the right kind of climate. Li...

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by FatCat
Fri Jul 13, 2018 3:04 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: David Lynch
Replies: 0
Views: 103

David Lynch

So any fan out here.
Calm day in the office, I was watching "Rabbits".

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by FatCat
Fri Jul 13, 2018 3:03 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: A pedantic thread
Replies: 74
Views: 1761

Re: A pedantic thread

trpmb6 wrote:
FatCat wrote:
Not to be pedantic, but, I hate it when people finish other people's sentences.

Not to be pedantic, but it's a matter of respect

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by FatCat
Fri Jul 13, 2018 3:01 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: A pedantic thread
Replies: 74
Views: 1761

Re: A pedantic thread

offloaded wrote:
seb146 wrote:
vikkyvik wrote:

Incorrect.


theiy're


That should be a word, along with "twoo" (combining to/two/too) and "wheather" (weather/whether.)

I usually find myself writing "toghether".
Gross

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