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Taken in 2015 just before all my hair was shaved off for charity. The girls at work thought it would be a terrific hoot to have me with pink hair, I thought it may as well be a mohawk if we're going all in :-)
Agnostic, Atheist, Humanist, Secularist, Skeptic, Freethinker, Antitheist
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Taken in 2015 just after I shaved all my hair off to raise money for cancer support
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My daughters phone gave me an 'Ozzy' sort of look
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Taken in 2016 at Download, three days of rock, metal and thrash, fantastic. Don't know who the grumpy cow is behind me, she obviously didn't like the rain!
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Baptised and confirmed as a Catholic . Had doubts about all of it as early as primary school, couldn't square the circle then, can't now, so don't even try.
I suppose the absolute clincher, not that there was any doubt, was 9/11.

Found Christopher Hitchens a couple of years ago and he articulated, far better than I could, exactly what I thought.
I love intellectual discourse on atheism but not silly semantics and points scoring. Essentially each to their own just don't try and impose your beliefs on me or on the unsuspecting or vulnerable.

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I want to see your Halloween pumpkins! Made these tonight with some friends after we watched the ...
ipdg77 comments on Oct 27, 2018:
Love yours :-)
So tell me, what does it mean to be an Existentialist?
ipdg77 comments on Oct 27, 2018:
It means you can at least look like you can spell a really long word :-)
Does anyone on this site come here to talk about Atheism and religion or is it just complain about ...
ipdg77 comments on Oct 26, 2018:
I don't moan about Trump, he's a twat, end of. I sometimes make comments about religion but mostly I come here to take the piss :-)
May God have mercy on your sole.
ipdg77 comments on Oct 26, 2018:
Dover? Lovely, squeeze of lemon...delish :-)
"What is normal?" Gordi La Forge. "Normal is what is everyone else is and you are not." Dr. ...
ipdg77 comments on Oct 26, 2018:
Love Star Trek including Generations :-)
If you could, at the wave of your hand, abolish any one religion, which would it be? To clarify - ...
ipdg77 comments on Oct 26, 2018:
Going to be a little pedantic here, Christianity isn't a religion it's a group of religions. But in the spirit of the question I would abolish Catholicism, I suspect it the route of a lot of evils :-)
Can you see the resemblance? The one on the left is my baby. The one on the right is her father, ...
ipdg77 comments on Oct 26, 2018:
I thought all babies looked like Winston Churchill lol
The Eagles - Take It Easy [youtu.be]
ipdg77 comments on Oct 26, 2018:
A great song with some really personal memories for me, thx :-)
ELO. Cant get it out of my head [youtu.be]
ipdg77 comments on Oct 26, 2018:
Great song :-)
Motorhead - I Ain't No Nice Guy Ft. Ozzy Osborne and Slash [youtu.be]
ipdg77 comments on Oct 26, 2018:
Any Motorhead works for me :-)
Perhaps this site should change its name to atheist.com as many posts and responses of late seem to ...
ipdg77 comments on Oct 23, 2018:
Each to their own, belief or non belief, don't really give a toss. I am an atheist, it's not that I 'believe' there are no gods I just see no evidence for the existence of any. When that situation changes so might my viewpoint.
Discussion point - One is going to have a far more interesting conversation with a Buddhist than an ...
ipdg77 comments on Oct 23, 2018:
One, at least this one, does not concur.
What is a childhood movie that still haunts you until this day as an adult?
ipdg77 comments on Oct 23, 2018:
A film adaptation of Dennis Wheatley's 'The Devil Rides Out'. I was only about 12 and should have been scared, or at least bemused, by the occult but I was fascinated and then immersed myself in everything Dennis Wheatley. I was probably closer to Lucifer than JC lol I also found out that Charles Grey has one of the most sinister voices :-)
This will be my first post here, and it is very difficult to write, as silly as that may seem. I ...
ipdg77 comments on Oct 23, 2018:
Welcome along. I noticed a comment welcoming you along to the dark side, I share that sort of humour as to a lot of people we are on the dark side but perhaps it's not the light side either, remember in Poltergeist, going to the light was a bad thing! Perhaps we're on the enlightened side? :-) Anyways, have fun and see you out there/here :-)
Steve Miller. The Joker. [youtu.be]
ipdg77 comments on Oct 23, 2018:
I'm neither a space cowboy nor a gangster of love and my name certainly isn't Maurice but that doesn't stop me think this is great song :-)
DO YOU LIKE MY NEW T-SHIRT? It fits perfectly! :D
ipdg77 comments on Oct 22, 2018:
Oh-yeah
Name a band or singer (several even!) that everyone else seems to like but you.
ipdg77 comments on Oct 20, 2018:
U2
When the rapture happens.. will god only take trump supporters? If a vampire is muslim.. is he ...
ipdg77 comments on Oct 20, 2018:
1) What's with the when? 2) Yes 3) I'll get back to you :-)
So I was just telling the kiddos about some of the most influential characters in my life. Beings ...
ipdg77 comments on Oct 20, 2018:
I've never been described as a beautiful little buttercup before but to answer your question........I'm not entirely sure there is a who or a what. I certainly haven't modeled myself on anyone nor, as far as I'm aware, consciously tried to factor in someone's philosophy into my own. There have been a host of people who's lives have been amazing and inspiring, there are also others whom the world has revered but I am more guarded. I think I am a mixture of parental guidance, schooling, experiences, my intelligence and intellect. I have picked some nuggets up along the way that still resonate but can't put a finger on a moment. I would hope that I have learned how to think and would hope to pass that on to my kids so that they are well armed and will make up their own minds :-)
I made a general post asking for help in selecting political questions to be optionally added to ...
ipdg77 comments on Oct 20, 2018:
Is there a point to having political questions? If you get to know someone you'll find out and there are groups for various political views (or could be) But if you are going to have political questions so long as there's a 'decline to answer' option then fine by me :-)
I still believe.....Do you relate to this? ❤❤❤
ipdg77 comments on Oct 20, 2018:
I sort of agree but the issue isn't whether I give it and get it back broken it's whether I have it in me to give it, I'm not sure I have that in me any more :-)
What was something you once believed and later discovered you were wrong
ipdg77 comments on Oct 20, 2018:
I used to believe that all radio broadcasts came from China. And no I haven't the faintest idea why I thought that. I used to also believe that water didn't evaporate evenly all around the globe but there was a wall of water shooting up into the sky somewhere in one of the oceans.
Look what was in my mailbox today!
ipdg77 comments on Oct 20, 2018:
I got mine today, shall have to do the photo pose bit later :-)
What are the traditional ideas of God ? Maker of laws, All ...
ipdg77 comments on Oct 20, 2018:
What a load of bollocks
Almost 3 percent of the ice in the Antarctic glaciers is penguin urine.
ipdg77 comments on Oct 20, 2018:
Like the old saying goes 'Don't eat yellow snow' :-)
When you just have to share about a perfect first date... but none of your friends are awake at 4 in...
ipdg77 comments on Oct 20, 2018:
Good for you, nice to hear. Hope this was the first of many :-)
Recently a post asked "If someone gave you $5,000 but you either had to spend it on the meal of a ...
ipdg77 comments on Oct 20, 2018:
If they were the only two choices I'd give it to the homeless shelter every time :-)
Happy Birthday to me.... why do I feel so blue today?
ipdg77 comments on Oct 19, 2018:
Happy Birthday :-)
You Will lNever Know How Amazing You Can Be
ipdg77 comments on Oct 19, 2018:
Define normal. I'm normal for me but batshit crazy to others lol :-)
How often do you swear?
ipdg77 comments on Oct 19, 2018:
Ay least once an hour, sometimes twice :-)
What constantly surprises you?
ipdg77 comments on Oct 19, 2018:
How thick perfectly normal people can be :-)
Good morning, I have my coffee in hand ☕☕☕☕?
ipdg77 comments on Oct 19, 2018:
I have the lurgy but I'm armed with paracetamol, ibuprofen, hot lemon powder cold relief thingy, fags and coffee. The germs don't stand a chance :-)
Nobody's Perfect ?
ipdg77 comments on Oct 19, 2018:
I'll leave my response up to my spiritual guru
What's something you buy regularly that cost a dollar or less?
ipdg77 comments on Oct 17, 2018:
Cigarette papers
Never mind futile, resistance would be nonexistent.
ipdg77 comments on Oct 17, 2018:
It always amused me that they separated a human from the collective with some of the biggest canjonkas in the known universe :-)
I have a head cold, there is laundry, PRAISE JESUS!
ipdg77 comments on Oct 17, 2018:
Link isn't working :-(
What about “cussing”? When religious people become nonbelievers do they lose the ability to ...
ipdg77 comments on Oct 17, 2018:
Wouldn't have thought having something sacred was a necessity for cussing. You could argue that you can only blaspheme if you believe :-)
I would love to know which side of the pond you're on. I'm in the U.S.A.....YOU ? ?
ipdg77 comments on Oct 17, 2018:
The UK, on a little Island off the south coast :-)
Well, there you go. The most cringeworthy BIO I've ever read. Reported as a troll. Or Mental ...
ipdg77 comments on Oct 17, 2018:
A talking turd
Can I just say, I am loving 13. Loving her! Within seconds of her speaking, I had no doubt in my ...
ipdg77 comments on Oct 17, 2018:
She's doing what the Doctor does :-)
Is there something I can do in my bio to not have anyone under a level 4 or so contact me? I think ...
ipdg77 comments on Oct 17, 2018:
Ask @Admin if a filter can be set up on the site as an option :-)
Did Jesus actually exist? yes for yes no for no
ipdg77 comments on Oct 15, 2018:
There may have been a guy who was maybe a bit more 'with it' but whether he was The Man is highly debatable.
Minnesotans understand
ipdg77 comments on Oct 15, 2018:
Good old Angleterre has a knack of being all weathers to all people at all times :-)
Never Judge People By Their Past? What Do You Think About This Statement? Can People Really Change?
ipdg77 comments on Oct 15, 2018:
I would generally agree with a sentiment of prejudging someone but the next bit is about them and not you. I can think of one person that it doesn't apply to, at least it hasn't in the 10 years I've known them.
New here, not really sure how this site works but hi, how are you? :)
ipdg77 comments on Oct 15, 2018:
Hi :-) Just comment on posts, like or dislike with emojis, make your own posts etc. It's pretty self explanatory and you'll be up and running in no time :-)
Here's a mystery I've been trying to solve for a long time. Why does it bother the shit out of me ...
ipdg77 comments on Oct 15, 2018:
In my little corner of existence, there is an absolute lack of proof that any god has ever existed. So until that changes there are no gods. The burden of proof doesn't lie with me so again until someone comes up with something tangible there's nothing.
Hello peeps
ipdg77 comments on Oct 15, 2018:
You may have to translate the 'peeps' for some of our American brethren lol Welcome along :-)
Not sure what this site is aiming for but I will stick around for the morphing...
ipdg77 comments on Oct 15, 2018:
I'm not sure the site has an aim as such. It's a forum for the heathen, do with it what you will :-)
Outside Time and Space?
ipdg77 comments on Oct 15, 2018:
As for the theists god bit it just another bit of bullshit they can't explain and can't justify so is meaningless. But on the actual question of existing outside of time and space. There are some parameters which would influence an answer but wouldn't it be another dimension because that would be outside our time and space but not necessarily there own? I await the deluge of intellectual stuff with baited breathe lol
Emotional Availability: Where does the "vulnerability" end and the stupidity begin?
ipdg77 comments on Oct 15, 2018:
I've asked myself the same question. I separated from my wife a little over 6 years ago. Obviously it had an effect and not unrequited love before you ask. I'm quite happy on my own doing my own thing and do think it would be nice to share things with someone but..........while I do generally think of myself as likable I don't think I'm particularly fanciable but I'm also aware that I may well be on my own because a) I don't ask & b) I'm so not sure that I want to risk going thru what I've been thru again and that I may not be 'available' and those are the vibes I give off.
Do you like being spontaneous or planning ahead?
ipdg77 comments on Oct 15, 2018:
Mixture of both. My ex took most if not all the spontaneity out of me really but given the opportunity I'll happily just do some thing for the hell of it but there are some things I like to plan. There is a distinct different between being spontaneous and going with the flow than having a fucking disaster on your hands and hanging on for grim death.
Why are you here
ipdg77 comments on Oct 15, 2018:
I saw an ad on Facebook and being a heathen thought I's take a look. I've been here since Feb this year and I'm looking for my cat :-)
It’s personal! [youtu.be]
ipdg77 comments on Oct 15, 2018:
Interesting post. I love Rammstein and always thought there was a bit of Depeche Mode lurking in some of their songs. Turns out that one of the members, can't remember which one, cites them as an influence. I can hear the Rammstein beat potential in this and it wouldn't be beyond it to imagine Rammstein playing this in their own inimitable fashion :-)
New here! Getting to know the site and how to use it. Just saying, "hello". ?
ipdg77 comments on Oct 13, 2018:
Watcha' :-)
I once dated a man for a few months and told him I was falling in love with him. He said don't. What...
ipdg77 comments on Oct 13, 2018:
It means he's a twat and you deserve better :-)
Has anyone noticed that in recent weeks the emphasis on this forum has been more confrontation than ...
ipdg77 comments on Oct 13, 2018:
I don't think so! :-)
RELIGION is like going into a dark (blackened) room looking for a black cat where there is none and ...
ipdg77 comments on Oct 13, 2018:
I heard a variation on that, it was the difference between a Jew and a Catholic The Jew goes into a dark room looking for a black cat that isn't there. The Catholic goes into a dark room looking for a black cat that isn't there but finds one :-)
Should starting every second sentence with the word "So" automatically attract a death sentence?
ipdg77 comments on Oct 13, 2018:
Yes I would say so....oops sorry! So what were you saying....aarrgghhhh!!!!!!
As a group of mostly open minded people, I am surprised by the number of persons who are openly ...
ipdg77 comments on Oct 13, 2018:
I've not really had anything confrontational either from a theist or a know-it-all atheist. I either spout a lot of sense or I'm too thick to notice but I like to think I can have a conversation with someone I disagree with. I suppose my sense of humour is sometimes not understood. There was a post about hate speech and was the answer more or less speech. I suggested that the answer was a punch in the face but got one comment that took that ridiculously seriously. Hey ho :-)
Hey! I'm new here and I'm curious as to what everyone's musical tastes are. I love music and I'm ...
ipdg77 comments on Oct 13, 2018:
Just post what you like, someone else will like it too. I quite often have evenings of playing video tennis with someone, sharing what we like with little anecdotes along the way. You'll also get to hear stuff you've never heard before. It's all good fun :-)
Are you well balanced in your diet? ???
ipdg77 comments on Oct 13, 2018:
In my diet I balance a few things, as to whether they're all healthy or not is open to debate :-)
Looking at a few of my old post. damn im meek as shit.
ipdg77 comments on Oct 13, 2018:
Mmmm meek as shit? Smelly as shit maybe, meek as a lamb maybe, but shit......I doubt it. Anyway you're in the best place to get those non-meek juices flowing and post post post! :-) Then you can become as annoying as.......well shit :-)
Does historical studies influence a person to walk against beliefs?
ipdg77 comments on Oct 13, 2018:
Yes if what you believe historically can be proven to be false by historical studies and evidence. If you're talking about religious beliefs you need science.
Sigh. The new man I have been dating turns out to be a liar and effing married. He says it is not a...
ipdg77 comments on Oct 13, 2018:
I get what you mean about trust. Having had all that I gave thrown back in my face, with interest, I'm not sure I have that ability any more. Hope you fair better and the guys here have some sage advice :-)
I wonder, if I vote for no one, will my vote count and how? Will it be the same as if I don’t go ...
ipdg77 comments on Oct 13, 2018:
I can give you a referendum example from the UK. The vote was around the question 'Should we leave the EU?' Yes = Leave No -= Don't leave No vote = Leave Because although the vote was (Approx) 51% - 49% it was only the percentage of who voted that counted not the whole electorate. So you could extrapolate that as the turn out was around 80%, 65% didn't actually vote to leave. The moral of this story isn't the rights and wrongs of Brexit but if you want to avoid something you don't want then use your vote, don't just do nothing :-)
38 to go to 50,000 members, hope the one who is the 50,000th gets a fanfare lol
ipdg77 comments on Oct 13, 2018:
50,006 All done :-)
Need advice/your opinions... Would you go out on a date with someone who has the same name as an ex?...
ipdg77 comments on Oct 13, 2018:
Sure, it wouldn't be your date's fault
38 to go to 50,000 members, hope the one who is the 50,000th gets a fanfare lol
ipdg77 comments on Oct 13, 2018:
4 to go. It'll be early Saturday not Friday as I thought for 50,000 :-)
Halestorm - Apocalyptic [youtu.be]
ipdg77 comments on Oct 13, 2018:
Saw these guys at Download a couple of years ago, they were excellent. Lizzie also came on during The Disturbed set and duetted with them, and boy she can sing :-)
Can't Get It Out Of My Head by Velvet Revolver [youtube.com]
ipdg77 comments on Oct 12, 2018:
This cover had passed me by :-)
38 to go to 50,000 members, hope the one who is the 50,000th gets a fanfare lol
ipdg77 comments on Oct 12, 2018:
31 :-)
Mott the Hoople - All the Way From Memphis [youtu.be]
ipdg77 comments on Oct 12, 2018:
I love Mott The Hoople :-)
Status Quo - Pictures of Matchstick Men [youtu.be]
ipdg77 comments on Oct 12, 2018:
My favourite Quo era was Piledriver, Hello and Dog of Two Heads :-)
Dire Straits - So Far Away [youtu.be]
ipdg77 comments on Oct 12, 2018:
Best selling CD of all time for quite a while :-)
All empires fall and America is an imperial empire with garrisons around the world. As today's ...
ipdg77 comments on Oct 12, 2018:
I guess the trick is whether an Empire can evolve into something else. Whatever the rights and wrongs of Britain's Empire it ceased to be an Empire but became a Commonwealth. Either by force, resistance or experience (or good fortune) it became some thing no other empire managed. That's not to sing its praises just to say that America could become something other than a fallen Empire. I won't be pedantic and say it can't fall from something it isn't :-)
We're getting ready to show links that will let you see which of your content was flagged by other ...
ipdg77 comments on Oct 12, 2018:
Thx @Admin
How can I upgrade my levels quickly 😪
ipdg77 comments on Oct 12, 2018:
Read, like, comment, post.......repeat :-)
Uriah Heep - The Wizard [youtu.be]
ipdg77 comments on Oct 12, 2018:
You're on a roll :-)
38 to go to 50,000 members, hope the one who is the 50,000th gets a fanfare lol
ipdg77 comments on Oct 12, 2018:
34 :-)
38 to go to 50,000 members, hope the one who is the 50,000th gets a fanfare lol
ipdg77 comments on Oct 12, 2018:
Now 37 :-)
Deep Purple - Highway Star [youtu.be]
ipdg77 comments on Oct 12, 2018:
Fantastic. From my favourite Purple album :-)
How do you feel after hosting people?
ipdg77 comments on Oct 12, 2018:
You do realise your fan club will grow many fold after this post lol :-)
I had a lunch date... bit my lip in the same damn spot 3 times at the table (4th day in a row!) No ...
ipdg77 comments on Oct 12, 2018:
No snogging if you have scabby lips!!! :-)
Robin Trower - Bridge Of Sighs [youtu.be]
ipdg77 comments on Oct 12, 2018:
Saw this guy a thousand years ago at Hammersmith Odean doing the For Earth Below tour, it was good stuff :-)
The more I hang out (no pun intended, well, may be pun intended) in online forums and participate in...
ipdg77 comments on Oct 12, 2018:
This is the only site I do this stuff on so budge over I'm hanging too :-)
Get ready!!!
ipdg77 comments on Oct 12, 2018:
Perhaps it's only missing the strap line 'Son of God you son of a bitch' :-)
Have you ever gotten revenge in a silly way on someone who hurt you (a prank, for example)? What did...
ipdg77 comments on Oct 12, 2018:
Well long story short, a woman threw a glass of sangria in my face in a Spanish bar. The following day I covered her in tomato ketchup while she sunbathed on a sun lounger by the hotel pool. Gobby Tart 0 - 1 Me :-)
More fake profiles. Seriously do I look like a frail gullible old lady with tons of money to give ...
ipdg77 comments on Oct 12, 2018:
I did add a # but had to change the F to a PH #FFS :-)
Is the solution to "hate speech" more speech or less speech?
ipdg77 comments on Oct 12, 2018:
How about a punch in the face for the moron doing it?
My latest discovery, an Egyptian rock band Cairokee. The band in their songs touch social problems ...
ipdg77 comments on Oct 12, 2018:
Its a bit light for my idea of rock but it's ok. Just in case this is some Egyptian thrash from a few years ago :-) Scarab - Ankh https://youtu.be/ICwtIhWUmZc
One of the questions on this site when I signed up was if I believe in God or gods, and then it ...
ipdg77 comments on Oct 12, 2018:
I went with 100% because as far as my little bit of existence is concerned I can see no evidence for neither a current nor previous presence or involvement from any god. If the evidence changes then so might the percentage.
1985-What Were Your Favorite Songs?
ipdg77 comments on Oct 10, 2018:
4-8-10-11-13-14-15-16-19
Hatches are battened.
ipdg77 comments on Oct 9, 2018:
Take care and hold on tight :-)
It is good idea
ipdg77 comments on Oct 9, 2018:
Sounds reasonable to me :-)
I'm pretty damn strong.
ipdg77 comments on Oct 9, 2018:
I sort of agree but I'm not flying solo totally out of choice :-)
I'd ask how many made it off the planet in the end?
ipdg77 comments on Oct 9, 2018:
Who was the winner of the 2019 Grand National, I could then set myself, and those that matter to me, up financially :-)
Tell me why I should stay a member of this group.
ipdg77 comments on Oct 9, 2018:
No, sort it out yourself
What relugious things do you support?
ipdg77 comments on Oct 9, 2018:
I don't knowingly support anything religious now. I guess there are some unavoidables along the way, not that I can think of any, but they don't count. I won't get married in a church again, my funeral, assuming I'm not immortal, will be secular. I don't give to religious charities. Can't think of anything :-)
All right, you godless lot. Time for a fun, positive, feel-good game! When was the last time you ...
ipdg77 comments on Oct 9, 2018:
I can't be arsed to look up the proper spelling of names but then again nobody has looked up mine. I think the people who I tend to interact with more know who they are :-)
Career Advice- Follow your dreams or be practical?
ipdg77 comments on Oct 9, 2018:
I had a similar choice a few years ago. I wanted to get into adult education so had a choice of doing something with a practical application or do something that I'd love, I chose the latter as I would more likely stick with something I love. 7 years later I had a certificate and diploma in Egyptology and a degree in history and archaeology :-)
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Taken in 2015 just after I shaved all my hair off to raise money for cancer support
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My daughters phone gave me an 'Ozzy' sort of look
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Taken in 2016 at Download, three days of rock, metal and thrash, fantastic. Don't know who the grumpy cow is behind me, she obviously didn't like the rain!
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Taken a couple of years ago, 2016/7, playing on a rope swing with my daughter
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I'm sporting a beard at the mo', taken June 2018, I'm not as grumpy as I look.
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F***ing selfies in a mirror, taken 2018
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Beachcombing on the Isle of Wight - Sept 2018
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My niece and I - Isle of Wight Sept 2018
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One of the Indestructibles and a pretty hideous look but my daughter thinks it's a hoot!  

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