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User is online   Mark 

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#511

you guys are slipping. first you missed Tim Conway and now Leon Redbone.
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User is offline   Zaxtor 

#512

William Tully Brown (October 30 1922 – June 3, 2019) He was one of the last Navajo Code Talkers.

William Tully Brown is the third Navajo Code Talker to die in the last month. Now, only five remain
https://www.cnn.com/...trnd/index.html


Brian Doherty (April 2, 1968 – June 4, 2019) Big Wreck co-founder and guitarist of the Canadian band Big Wreck.

R.I.P. Big Wreck Guitarist Brian Doherty
http://exclaim.ca/mu...t_brian_doherty



Malcolm John Rebennack (November 20, 1941 – June 6, 2019), He was better known by his stage name Dr. John, was an American singer and songwriter. His music combines blues, pop, jazz, boogie woogie and rock and roll.

'Dr. John,' funky New Orleans 'night-tripper' musician, dies
https://www.ctvnews....-dies-1.4455475

This post has been edited by Zaxtor: 06 June 2019 - 03:37 PM

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#513

Bushwick Bill. Co-founder of the rap group Geto Boys dies at age 52.

https://www.cnn.com/...trnd/index.html
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User is offline   Zaxtor 

#514

Philomena Lynott (October 22, 1930 ~ June 12, 2019) She was an Irish author and entrepreneur. She was the mother of Thin Lizzy frontman Phil Lynott, and her autobiography, My Boy, documents the relationship between her and her son.

Philomena Lynott, mother of Thin Lizzy frontman Phil, dies
https://www.irishtim...-dies-1.3923195

This post has been edited by Zaxtor: 12 June 2019 - 11:41 AM

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User is offline   Zaxtor 

#515

Youtuber I've been subbed for quite a while, dunno him in person but I love his videos

aussie50 (1985 or 1986 ~ 2019)

Edward Jones aka aussie50, Famous australian youtuber known for being the master of EOL and destroying old stuff.
Included his most epic washing machine destruction ever died at 33 years old RIP



One of my fav of his vid

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User is offline   Zaxtor 

#516

Kelly Jay Fordham, (1942 - June 21, 2019) He was a Canadian singer-songwriter and keyboard player and founding member of the band Crowbar.

Kelly Jay Fordham, founding member of Crowbar, dead at 77
https://calgaryheral...wbar-dead-at-77


David Louis Bartholomew (December 24, 1918 – June 23, 2019) He was an American musician, bandleader, composer, arranger and record producer. He was prominent in the music of New Orleans throughout the second half of the 20th century. Originally a trumpeter, he was active in many musical genres, including rhythm and blues, big band, swing music, rock and roll, New Orleans jazz and Dixieland.

Fats Domino's sidekick Dave Bartholomew dead at 100
https://canoe.com/en...mew-dead-at-100
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User is offline   Malgon 

#517

Rip Torn, Veteran Actor and ‘Larry Sanders Show’ Star, Dead at 88

https://www.rollings...d-at-88-857264/
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User is offline   WileTm 

#518

Cedric Lutes (September 19, 1979 – circa June 25, 2019)

Longtime member and modder within the Duke community, terrorist troll, fixation on obituaries - which was by far the least troubling of his obsessions.

Currently living out his latest incarnation as a fossa warrior, as per his own rhetoric.

https://www.facebook.com/zaxtor.znort

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#519

Is a bad taste joke?
I mean, his last post was on 25 June on 12:17 AM and it was alive, so that's happened only few hours after.
At the moment, they know nothing about it on his Wikifur page. I have to suspect that the "ovo-lacto vegetarian" detail it's somehow involved...

This post has been edited by Fantinaikos: 16 July 2019 - 08:58 AM

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User is offline   WileTm 

#520

View PostFantinaikos, on 16 July 2019 - 08:50 AM, said:

Is a bad taste joke?
I mean, his last post was on 25 June on 12:17 AM and it was alive, so that's happened only few hours after.
At the moment, they know nothing about it on his Wikifur page. I have to suspect that the "ovo-lacto vegetarian" detail it's somehow involved...


The dude has been online every single day for the better portion of the last two decades. Not sure exactly when it happened, but all internet activity ceased as of 6/25. And I can safetly surmise it's a lot more than just a dodgy diet.
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User is offline   Jim Rockford 

  • Banned on Rigel

#521

His Facebook page shows family members mourning and has been put into legacy mode. He appears to have died from natural causes, in the very least it wasn't an accident or a murder. I think it's safe to assume he probably was not in the greatest health. As WileTm has stated, Zaxtor has been online if not every day, every other day for the past twenty some years I've known of him. I do not state this to insult the dead, but it's not uncommon for people who are mentally disabled in some way to not live for very long. 40 is quite old for someone with autism (Facebook posts from friends and family confirm this. This is not an insult.) People with "autism spectrum disorder" have a life expectancy of about half (35-40) of the general population (70-80).

I wasn't personally on good terms with Zaxtor but it's certainly sad for his family, and he will be missed in this community as many quite enjoyed his offerings.

This post has been edited by BlitZ: 16 July 2019 - 09:24 AM

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#522

On the "crude" point of view of the community, his death means no more collaboration for AMC TC for coding, mapping and new dub lines for his Fossa character (Don't know how much he cotributed though). Also his project for the Oblivion HRP is gone forever with him.

This post has been edited by Fantinaikos: 16 July 2019 - 09:50 AM

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User is offline   MusicallyInspired 

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#523

Wow. Never saw that coming. He always kept this thread up to date. Incredibly ironic. And sad. :(
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User is offline   Forge 

#524

wtf?
Ced had some strange ideas about things, but I'll miss his off-center sense of humor.

This post has been edited by Forge: 16 July 2019 - 01:33 PM

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User is offline   Sangman 

#525

What the fuck?
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User is offline   Jblade 

#526

RIP Zaxtor, we'll miss you.
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User is online   Micky C 

  • Honored Donor

#527

View PostFantinaikos, on 16 July 2019 - 09:46 AM, said:

On the "crude" point of view of the community, his death means no more collaboration for AMC TC for coding, mapping and new dub lines for his Fossa character (Don't know how much he cotributed though). Also his project for the Oblivion HRP is gone forever with him.


Zaxtor was not one of the main people working on the TC, so development will pretty much continue as usual.

Having said that, those of us working on it are very sad to hear of this news, and of course we wish he wouldn’t have passed regardless of any future contributions.

As others have said, he was a unique individual in a good way, and he will be missed. My thoughts are with him and his family.
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User is offline   DavoX 

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#528

Man horrible news :( Remember the days of Oblivion TC in its first versions and seeing how fast he churned one map after another. R.I.P.
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User is offline   WileTm 

#529

Anyone offering their condolences or 'RIPs' are unaware of who the real Cedric Lutes was.

Outwardly a somewhat quirky and eccentric guy who was strongly passionate about animal rights and Duke 3D modding, Cedric also spent a great portion of his waking hours tormenting, threatening, bullying, demeaning, and harassing anyone he so happened to target out of personal political/social differences.

Time and time again, Cedric vehemently denied having any forms of mental illness and took to calling everyone and their pet canaries "autistic", equating autism to the deviant behaviors he attributed to those he deemed his enemies and speaking of those he believed to be suffering from autism in a highly demeaning and disparaging manner.

I was all but 100% positive that he himself was afflicted with it(just go read one of his pages, ffs) and his name-calling was mere projection tactics(as numerous others have also pointed out). Today the confirmation has finally been received.

Only problem is that he did the exact same thing with pedophilia...even going so far as to accuse everyone else - including me, of course - of being "obsessed" with it, when he'd resort to throwing that term around as if it were going out of style.

I can only image the personal demons of his that will never be known to the world...but I have a pretty adequate idea. Not even two months ago, he started accusing me(privately and publicly) of sending him child pornography, proclaiming that I would finally be arrested, sent to jail, and "ass-raped by Bubba"(as he had been warning me for years due to my "criminal" activity). I had no doubt that he had spoofed my e-mail address and was trying to frame me - again. In August of 2017, him and Nuwan Weerahandi(aka EnigmaHood) falsified a mass death threat against Cedric's family(could tell Nuwan had penned it, since it didn't read like an addled 1st grader had written it) and the FBI were dispatched to my mother's house(since he was convinced I still ived with her). The Special Agent phoned me from there, and I was never questioned, investigated, or even visited, despite living barely half an hour away. Needless to say, nothing came of it aside from Cedric being instructed to delete his highly inflammatory and illegal website about me(which was full of direct incitements of death to me). He then reinstated a much worse iteration of that said page which he also was instructed to remove by my then-local PD(and he complied, despite having decried that the page was "100% legal" and that he'd "rather DIE" than ever remove it). Suffice to say the pages came back in various forms and the fact that I'm typing this right now shows they didn't achieve their intended goals.

I reminded Cedric(for the umpteenth time) that I had broken no laws and that I would never go to jail. Over the past six months, it's also been a nonstop barrage of him sending me pictures of nooses, instructing me to kill myself(I had once uploaded a candid video talking about past struggles, which he attempted to exploit) via jumping off a cliff or in front of a car...coaxing me about what the "only way out" was.


He found out that I had a fiance and began contacting her and then proceeded to report disgusting and libelous misinformation about her deceased father, causing her to break into tears. He called her names and threatened to call CPS because she let me around her kids(of which she had none, but when did facts ever matter to this guy?). Before that, he comment-spammed her business pages...and reached out to my family members and friends with the same vile crap - nobody believed him or took him seriously to his dismay, which only set him off further.

Finally, in what I can only describe as desperation - a culmination of tireless years trying to "silence" me - he sent me several death threats...which I promptly reported to my local police department as well as the FBI. I had good reason to believe he'd act on them after having sent me pictures of my house and telling me he knew where I lived - in addition to rationalizing that since I had "threatened to kill" his family, he was coming after me in 'self-defense".

I highly doubt it was of "natural causes", although that's what I'm sure his family wants everyone to believe. On June 24th, a video was uploaded to a dummy YouTube channel of his(which was just taken down earlier today, so I assume someone else has his login credentials). He NEVER had had another dummy account - despite creating literally hundreds of them to harass me each and every time I'd block him, ranging from Russian comrades to Asian women writing in Chinese - which used his REAL name as he tried his darndest to remain incognito...particularly after I had done some rudimentary sleuthing to uncover his home address which he had tried so vigorously to keep under wraps - and for obvious reasons.

Why would he finally rename a channel he opened in 2011 to his "private information" REAL name and publish a very random video - one that would undoubtedly go on his "user/zaxtor" account rather than a dummy one since he used his dummy accounts purely to spam dislikes and reports in addition to uploading content that would jeopardize his main account if - and when - I'd flag them and he'd receive community guideline strikes - the day before he died, or at the very least stopped using the internet? Yes, perhaps he was admitted into a hospital - psychiatric, plausibly...but wouldn't they help/treat(two things he clearly had never received and was perpetually in dire need of) him instead of having him croak on their watch???

During his last months, he taunted me that I was "losing my mind" and that I would die any day of a heart attack and/or get cancer, pointing out my grey hairs and baggy eyes(had taken a selfie after pulling a few all-nighters...he, conversely, has literally NEVER shown his face online - wonder why?), berating me that my pedophilia, autism, and Nazism(I'm Jewish and he knew it for quite some time, but it suddenly became "Zionist Extremism" towards the end, but then switched back to "antisemitic" "racist" "Nazi", depending on the time of day) was going to do me in and that I would inevitably die a premature death.

I'll make zero pretenses here: I'm 100% positive that I acted as the sole catalyst in this freak's demise...and good fucking riddance. I don't care if he was the most talented modder ever to have died...others from all around the world actually received even worse treatment than I did, and I have documented proof of that.as well

I had his real profile(and numerous dummy accounts) blocked on facebook and noticed that he hadn't bothered me in weeks...I assumed he just got spooked since I had informed him that I was reporting him to the authorities and trying to lay low. Then, I hypothesized he might be on some summer vacation(nature retreat)...so I unblocked zaxtor.znort to see what I can only call fantastic news - from the guy who time and time again jeered about how deeply he'd rejoice upon my suicide/death and how much better of a place the world will be without me. How the only place I belonged was in "feces and maggot infested caskeet" and that he'd "piss on my grave". My woman and I were genuinely afraid of him coming to slaughter us and seriously considering purchasing firearms.

The only "sad" thing here is that this demented little freak was able to cause as much damage and hurt as he did in those gratuitous 39+ years.

Edit: The video on his channel was not deleted. It was simply blocked in my country due to a copyright claim(as of today, peculiarly).

This post has been edited by WileTm: 16 July 2019 - 06:46 PM

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User is offline   WileTm 

#530

That will be my only comment on this matter, unless someone has any quesitions or comments. If the mods deem it inappropriate and feel the need to delete it, fine. I just want to reintegrate myself into the Duke community after having that horrific chapter of my life closed once and for all.
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User is offline   Jim Rockford 

  • Banned on Rigel

#531

While you no doubt have an axe to grind, there is a multitude of people out there with similar stories. You go to any major sport hunting website and invariably someone there knows of Zaxtor because he has habitually harassed hunters for years.
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User is offline   Forge 

#532

Yes, he was an Environmental Satanic Furry, but for all the disagreements he had with some people here, he never threatened to murder anyone. At least not publicly and repeatedly. So for that, some desire to remember him and his odd quirks passively.
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User is offline   WileTm 

#533

View PostBlitZ, on 16 July 2019 - 07:20 PM, said:

While you no doubt have an axe to grind, there is a multitude of people out there with similar stories. You go to any major sport hunting website and invariably someone there knows of Zaxtor because he has habitually harassed hunters for years.


Exactly...I know I'm hardly unique in my experiences dealing with him. However, our feud originated in the context of the Duke Nukem universe(he accused me of being a "fake Duke Nukem" fan and only pretending to like Duke as an excuse to racially profile and slander EnigmaHood in addition to "white-knighting for Joe Sielger". Do I seem disingenuous?).

And yes, I've thoroughly researched his name, history, M.O. et al. I've found a great deal of those hunters/trappers...and yes, I legally forwarded his publicly(yet vaguely tricky to find) information to them, never once advocating for any vigilante justice to be enacted or encouraging the commissions of any crimes. That's why I believe there is an outside chance of someone having taken in out...not at my bidding, but if it was using what I provided, then I'm not legally culpable. But it's almost certainly not murder, as we'd probably have heard about it by now.

I spoke to several individuals who were in the process of taking legal action against him, one of them a middle-aged woman who was utilizing a service that offers free transportation for victims of cyber crimes to the respective jurisdictions. Not sure what if anything came of those charges, or if something of that sort precipitated his death. Either way, he has only himself to blame. I've never heard of a drastically shortened life expectancy for those who are autistic unless there were other underlying risk factors(i.e. the very ones I've described).

This post has been edited by WileTm: 16 July 2019 - 07:41 PM

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User is offline   WileTm 

#534

View PostForge, on 16 July 2019 - 07:38 PM, said:

Yes, he was an Environmental Satanic Furry, but for all the disagreements he had with some people here, he never threatened to murder anyone. At least not publicly and repeatedly. So for that, some desire to remember him and his odd quirks passively.


Well, his falsified crap about me still remains live and for all to see. I have the proof...and not in the form of Photoshopped screenshots erroneous accounts. Since Ariel Castro(a guy he compared me to several times) never harmed either of us, should we just celebrate him for the music that he made?

This post has been edited by WileTm: 16 July 2019 - 07:45 PM

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User is offline   Forge 

#535

View PostWileTm, on 16 July 2019 - 07:44 PM, said:

Well, his falsified crap about me still remains live and for all to see. I have the proof...and not in the form of Photoshopped screenshots erroneous accounts. Since Ariel Castro(a guy he compared me to several times) never harmed either of us, should we just celebrate him for the music that he made?

ah, see?
I never said celebrate, or anything of the sort. I just choose to remember the positive interactions I've had with him, and you're acting like I'm being fond of a confirmed rapist.
I'm well aware of the things he's been accused of, and I've partook in some discussions about his more erratic beliefs.
He also accused you of some rather nasty things and claimed to have "proof" as well, but I'm not pursuing it, because I'm not interested in hearsay, nor passive-aggressive manipulative bullshit. Not from him, and not from you either.

This post has been edited by Forge: 16 July 2019 - 08:21 PM

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User is offline   MusicallyInspired 

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#536

Well, frig. Nothing about any of this is pleasant at all, is it?

This post has been edited by MusicallyInspired: 16 July 2019 - 10:29 PM

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User is offline   WileTm 

#537

View PostForge, on 16 July 2019 - 08:17 PM, said:

ah, see?
I never said celebrate, or anything of the sort. I just choose to remember the positive interactions I've had with him, and you're acting like I'm being fond of a confirmed rapist.
I'm well aware of the things he's been accused of, and I've partook in some discussions about his more erratic beliefs.
He also accused you of some rather nasty things and claimed to have "proof" as well, but I'm not pursuing it, because I'm not interested in hearsay, nor passive-aggressive manipulative bullshit. Not from him, and not from you either.


Not asking anyone to believe me at face value. Though I believe it's been established beyond any and all doubts that he was a pathological liar. Sure, that doesn't make me immune from telling fibs. I apologize for detracting from your or anyone's fond memories of him or his contributions...my dealings with him were pure ugliness and hell.

But Cedric is finally at peace - he hated the fact that he was bestowed an unenviable human body after his memorable stint as a reptilian-type creature and knew that his fully realized form would be the anthropomorphic almighty fossa known as 'Zaxtor Znort'. But I'm sure those prevalent convictions of his weren't even remotely conducive to the mental disabilities he so adamantly denied having.
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User is offline   Forge 

#538

View PostWileTm, on 16 July 2019 - 08:59 PM, said:

Not asking anyone to believe me at face value. Though I believe it's been established beyond any and all doubts that he was a pathological liar. Sure, that doesn't make me immune from telling fibs. I apologize for detracting from your or anyone's fond memories of him or his contributions...my dealings with him were pure ugliness and hell.

I take everyone at face value, until they prove themselves to be something other than what they claim. That's why I don't care what Cedric said about you.
Apology accepted.

This post has been edited by Forge: 16 July 2019 - 09:19 PM

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User is offline   Hendricks266 

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I was very sorry this morning to wake up to the news of the loss of my friend Zaxtor, but even more than that I was appalled that the news was relayed in this way. This is not how you bear bad news, especially given the history of this drama as it relates to Duke4.

I honestly don't want anything to do with this. I've had to step in as a moderator to keep the peace and subsequently regretted getting involved in any way. I don't believe that the things Adam has claimed are true, but I don't know the truth of the matter. What I do know for certain is that Adam raided the forums and Discord server despite being banned repeatedly, sent me harassing PMs on Discord and Facebook Messenger, and even claimed to have contacted my employer to say bad things about me. Until right now I did not wish to say anything lest I experience further harassment. I am concerned for my well-being in making this post but I cannot remain silent any longer after seeing my friend slandered, whether true or not.

Adam, you have expressed desire to participate in the forums and Discord as a Duke Nukem fan, and as a gesture of peace I will allow this with two conditions:

1. Follow the letter and spirit of the rules.
2. Do not speak ill of Zaxtor anywhere I have moderator privileges.

He's gone. The fight is over. Leave his memory in peace for those of us who appreciated him, and who he appreciated. Every one of us has our flaws.
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User is offline   WileTm 

#540

View PostHendricks266, on 16 July 2019 - 09:40 PM, said:

I was very sorry this morning to wake up to the news of the loss of my friend Zaxtor, but even more than that I was appalled that the news was relayed in this way. This is not how you bear bad news, especially given the history of this drama as it relates to Duke4.

I honestly don't want anything to do with this. I've had to step in as a moderator to keep the peace and subsequently regretted getting involved in any way. I don't believe that the things Adam has claimed are true, but I don't know the truth of the matter. What I do know for certain is that Adam raided the forums and Discord server despite being banned repeatedly, sent me harassing PMs on Discord and Facebook Messenger, and even claimed to have contacted my employer to say bad things about me. Until right now I did not wish to say anything lest I experience further harassment. I am concerned for my well-being in making this post but I cannot remain silent any longer after seeing my friend slandered, whether true or not.

Adam, you have expressed desire to participate in the forums and Discord as a Duke Nukem fan, and as a gesture of peace I will allow this with two conditions:

1. Follow the letter and spirit of the rules.
2. Do not speak ill of Zaxtor anywhere I have moderator privileges.

He's gone. The fight is over. Leave his memory in peace for those of us who appreciated him, and who he appreciated. Every one of us has our flaws.


Duly noted. I did feel as though I was be treated highly unfairly by you, Hendricks. Yes, I had made the mistake of bringing a sliver of this drama to duke4 since elsewhere my posts/videos were being taken down from the report button algorithm systems being taken advantage of...so yes, I inappropriately brought a few very subtle jabs here - and apologized profusely.

I am truly sorry that I had a few choice words about you upon repeatedly being banished from the community, despite not having broken any rules upon my return. I'm sorry I let my anger and hurt get the better of me which caused me to sink to levels I had never fathomed.

You undoubtedly deserve the right to believe in whatever you so desire. If you see me as non-credible, then that is utterly your own prerogative. Perhaps some of my actions against you out of my resentment of the situation were enough to forfeit my credibility in your eyes and hang me as a dishonest charlatan, but I don't personally see it that way.

All things considered, I do highly appreciate you not banning me on the spot...but I find it woefully disheartening that it's stemming from fear of facing further harassment.

And - as snarky as this may sound - if you feel so strongly about preserving the dignity of your friend, you might wanna consider changing your 'Member Title'. Seems pretty distasteful, especially at this time.

Peace.
-ACG
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