Ask Me Anything - Marky Edition - October 2022

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Have you always wanted to ask me something?
Now is your chance, there won't be another!
(ok, ok, there will)

Hit me up in the comment section with a question and I will do my best to answer it. I post a new AMA post every 2 months or so.

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What is an AMA?

AMA is a format popular on Reddit where one person offers to answer questions for a limited period of time.

How long will I answer questions?

I will usually answer them pretty quickly, and I should be around for a few hours. I will continue to answer them as they come in.

What type of questions can you ask?

I'm open to pretty much anything but I can give the best answers about:

  • Hive
  • Hive Witness
  • Crypto
  • PCs
  • Gaming (Video, Board, Crypto)
  • NFTs
  • Minecraft
  • Elden Ring
  • Popping off in Hunt: Showdown
  • Hating Red Dead Redemption 2
  • Ape Mining Club
  • Hive Punks
  • Photography
  • Development
  • Technology
  • 3D Printing
  • Productivity
  • Movies & TV
  • Comedy
  • Memes
  • Pool maintenance

Don't feel limited to the above categories, just things I generally know about.


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This AMA brought to you while listing to Feed The Machine by Poor Man's Poison

So let's get this shit started!

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Have you always wanted to ask me something?

Now is your chance, there won't be another!

Don't feel limited to the above categories, just things I generally know about.

There won't be another? Really?

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/s

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  • Comedy

Ok, let's go with one of comedy. I read that right?

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Perfect! then, here we go: ¿Are you getting old Marky?

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Isn't everyone? I'm getting old as fast as you are.

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Isn't everyone? I'm getting old as fast as you are

Oh no! I already managed to stop aging! :)

Millenial

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Uhm, ok, let me rather ask you a harder question this time bro...

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  • Productivity

¿Should I make an AMA also Marky? So, that people can know me better?

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Did you ever play NWN server Anphillia?

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The MMO or the Game?
I have tried the MMO, I have no clue what server but I didn't play much. Maybe a day or two. I've looked at the game a few times but never got into it.

I am considering the Humble Bundle RPG bundle, but I don't think I will get around to playing them all but it does have NWN and Pathfinder, but I am not a huge fan of dated games.

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I have not, but it is part of this bundle.

https://www.humblebundle.com/games/rpg-legends-baldurs-gate-beyond-bundle?hmb_source=&hmb_medium=product_tile&hmb_campaign=mosaic_section_1_layout_index_1_layout_type_threes_tile_index_3_c_bestbeamdogbundle_bundle

Although now that I have a steamdeck, I do plan on expanding the type of games I'm playing. I do love RPG though, I just don't have a lot of patience for old graphics.

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When the world offers you the most impressive visuals money can buy, yes, older games do tend to lose out on players.

I like this game because of the myriad number of servers running their own little worlds.

If you ever land there I would recommend the server Arelith, if you want that slow player role playing, without the meta.

Other than that I sometimes go back to Blackstone Keep server, one of the longest running servers since the first year of the games existence.

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Any new collaborations or developments regarding Hive Punks? Can you give us some good news? 🙂

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I wish, I am in talks with some people, but nothing good to go right now. The original plan was to build a few games that incoporated Hive Punks.

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Well, fingers crossed. Let's hope fr the best.

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Is there a process in calculating how reputation increases in the hive blockchain

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It's a logrithmic scale of all the rshares you earned. It's fairly simple, but converting that into the number you see is harder. Once you break about 62 rep it gets much much slower.

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The higher is goes the slower it get to reach there.

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Yes, exponentially. That's why 80 rep is so hard to reach. But ultimately it is meaningless, our top rep users are our worst users.

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Thinking back to your first day on the blockchain and knowing everything that you know now, what would you do differently?

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Bought more at 26 cents. Not bother getting into anti-abuse. Bought more splinterlands packs. Kept more of my stake anonymous.

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How do you keep your stake anonymous?

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Just have it on another account.

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I thought that was illegal and I'm one of the good guys.

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Why would it be illegal?

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Well... frowned up then.

Okay then. Point taken. I have another questions but it's an over 18 one and I may get banned or muted.

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Well... frowned up then.

Only if it is used maliciously.

Okay then. Point taken. I have another questions but it's an over 18 one and I may get banned or muted.

I'm over 18.

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You'd have to be to be wearing a Deadpool get up

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Deadpool's in my top three. Just so you know.

And just wanted to say hello because I think it's cool you're putting yourself out there.

Also...

You chose ice-cream 👍

Have some questions around NFTs but I'll wait for the next round.

Busy with another something right now.

Thanks for being open to chat. That's always admirable, and brave, on the internet of amazing things

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What do you think about the 20% APR interest rate of the Hive Dollar (HBD)? Is it sustainable in long term? I heard that some people think that it is, while other people say that it is not.

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I think it is sustainable at this point in time as it only adds a very small amount to the overall inflation.

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What do you like most about Hive?

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Community Built-In™. On BTC there really isn't anything going on as it's just a bunch of wallets.

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Yes, there is someone to talk to and treat with a cup of coffee.

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Backstreet's Boys or *Nsync? that is THE IMPORTANT THING TO KNOW!

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No

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NO, as in you cant choose cause you like them both?

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No

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Since when do you not ask about food?

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I think we have covered almost everything important to know regarding food, I want to know your deepest secrets now! I bet you like BTS more than BSB or Nsync, you do seem like a kpop kind of fan

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What is the latest game you and your son are playing together?

My wife and I were on a Valheim fix for a few hundred hours, but the intense difficulty ramping up has turned her off :(

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We have been playing some Overwatch 2 since it released recently. It's pretty much Overwatch with minor changes. We played a lot of Elden Ring together. I just picked up Risk of Rain 2 for both of us, but we haven't played yet.

We played a little Valheim, I recommend checking out Raft, great game for a couple.

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Oyeah! I forgot about Raft. I've solo'd it a few patches back, but she didn't have a good PC then!

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What is your favourite slicer for 3D printing and what software would you suggest for cad? I hope to start producing content for the community soon.

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I use Cura, it is well maintained, runs everywhere, and loaded with features.

Fusion360 is a good option. They did limit the free version to 10 active documents though which sucks and you have to fiddle with archiving projects.

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What part about Hive gives you something to look forward to about its possible future?

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Are you the opinion that you deserve a spot in the top 20 witness list after downvoting and ruining hundreds and hundreds of good blogger accounts, including mine, over the past years here on Hive?

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Is it true that half the value of those flags you been giving me goes back to you as a member of the top 20?

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Lol wut?

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IF flagged rewards goes 'back to the pool' and the top 20 curators are taking 50% of the pool by giving it to their favorites then 50% of what you flag goes to those top 20 curators.
Is this not how the math works?

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I assumed by top 20 you were referring to witnesses. If you mean curators it will be spread out to everyone so if I downvoted something for $100 I doubt I'd see one cent in return.

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Hmmm, yeah, that isn't how a commons works.

If I add something to a pool that goes 50% to the top 20 curators, they get 50% of it, and the other 50% will be spread among the lesser people.
You, being two of the top 20, that I know of, would get 1/10th of that first 50%, if my math is correct.

Ergo, if you flag something for 100hbd, 50 would be split by the top 20, and 5hbd would be for your 2 shares.

The thing I always appreciated about math is that it is the same for everybody every time.
It is also either right, or wrong.
Are you saying this math is wrong?

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Your concept of thinking those with the least amount of stake should get the most rewards is flawed.

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That isn't what I have asked for.
I've asked that those that can take out the most, take out less.
Thereby raising the bottom and spreading the distribution wider.
Hopefully juicing the network effects of mining this way.

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Why would someone invest to take less with the more they spend?

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As long as they don't buy more than 1000mv they get to play at the same level as everybody else, presuming we agree that that is a good initial setting for reaping the pool.

If they want to invest more, good for them.
But, kicking over the apple cart at the beginning of the day and grabbing as many apples as one can carry is hardly a 'good' way to spread out the daily apple bounty, imo.

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That makes absolutely no sense, but feel free to create a fork like that, you can also donate your tokens if you like.

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I hope it doesn't come to that, but if it must then so be it.

Care to enlighten me as to why you take ~25% of what is getting shared with me?

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You should create your own fork where those with no stake earn 90% of the rewards. That way if you want more rewards, instead of investing you can just make a new account! I'm sure it would be really popular.

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Time will settle this question, at some point.

While I am asking things, how is it that people that buy delegations can make a profit?
Voting sock puppets is the only way I see, but I'm sure I missed something.

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While I am asking things, how is it that people that buy delegations can make a profit?

Simple, the delegation is less than the earning potential, but there is a risk they will make less.

Voting sock puppets is the only way I see, but I'm sure I missed something.

Multi account has always been a exploit to many issues.

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IF they vote sock puppets they get both halves of the vote thereby being able to offer up to 1/2 the delegation's value in kickback?

If this is just vote selling by another tactic, why do we put up with it?
They shut down retail vote selling, but wholesaling them is still ok?

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If you see someone doing it, let me know and I will take care of it. You are talking about an edge case that isn't the norm and will be adjusted if identified. That's like saying people stab people with knives, so let's get rid of them.

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I'd more likely seek the source of the desire to do the stabbing.
Too many of our children's first lesson in life is do as you are told, or consequences, so it only logically flows that when the kid gets into a position of power they get to dish out the consequences.

But, back to the no effort rewards being gained from the pool intended to reward continual effort, it strikes me as odd that folks that would fork the chain to put an end to piecemeal vote selling would just magically be ok with doing it through dlease.
As if that somehow changes the nature of counterfeiting the efforts of authentic creation/curation.

Now that hbd pays more than curation anyways, I expected to see more movement from the pool to the sidelines.

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it strikes me as odd that folks that would fork the chain to put an end to piecemeal vote selling would just magically be ok with doing it through dlease.

I do not support dlease and what they do, especially since he stole the money on Steem and caters to them as well.

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Yeah, that guy lost me when he charged exorbitant prices for his autovoting service.
As soon as I had a viable option I jumped ship to hive.vote.
Much like I will jump ship once the right people get fed up with the current power structure in the hive holding us back.

When I got here there were discussions over how one could hold onto their percentage of the whole by 'earning' enough to stay ahead of the inflation.
Bidbots was one solution that sprang from the problem.

They were saying that at some point there is a crossing point whereby the power structure can no longer be overtaken by the inflation.
I want to say that was said to be 5 or 6 years away, but many things have changed in the 6 years since.
IF this is true, and there were people who stayed ahead of the inflation, that might be sufficient reason to float a fork by itself.
Airdrop a more decentralized distribution, and viola, all the benefits the tech, none of the drawbacks of being launched and maintained by those that prefer their power centralized.

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Airdrop a more decentralized distribution, and viola, all the benefits the tech, none of the drawbacks of being launched and maintained by those that prefer their power centralized.

And you think no one will buy stake or do better than anyone else creating those with more than others? Your fantasy world only works in your mind.

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I hope they do, that is the entire point of taking the boot off their necks with the new fork.
Instead of 50% of the inflation going to 20 accounts and their 'deserving' creators it will be crab bucketed on a more equal footing.
The crowd deciding where the inflation goes will be much larger.

It is unlikely that I will live long enough to have 1000mv, but not as unlikely as making it into the current top 20.
Why would I continue to put effort into a game when I know I won't ever compete on an equal field?
My investment becomes the exit liquidity for people maintaining their flow of the inflation, selling only their 'earnings' and never touching the principle.
Potentially, on an endless gravy train of fleecing the people that can't math.

Who does that?
If I had an investment license they'd take it away for advising buying into that.
Or, give me a plaque at the yearly awards dinner depending on which bank I worked for.

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Why would I continue to put effort into a game when I know I won't ever compete on an equal field?

You do realize this is the same as every economic system in the world. Do you demand the top 1% of fiat holders give you their money because you don’t have as much as they do?

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Nope, they can keep their mansions and jets, too.
Presuming they can keep their hands off of my stack they can continue on as if nothing changed.

On any given tuesday we can simply stop paying for things while continuing to do the things needed to have things and cut the banksters off completely.

This book lays out the math in an academic way.
This book gives a fictionalization of how a nearly moneyless society would look.
This short story gives a viable path to the other side of serving the banks.

But, I already know you won't take the time to read those, reading them could mean knowing that you are wrong.
I had to face up to it, I was not prepared for what Looking Backwards said in 1887.

Not malicious wrong, mind you, just unaware of the options available due to limited research into other ways of managing large groups of people more equitably than 'there can only be one' dog eat dog competition.

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@ hive-143869 from a group account, coming from the @ itharagaian profile and under alias of other accounts @ itharagaian.net @ itharagain and I pass on multi enrichment accounts, as also with his account @ pizzabot and @ pgm-curator and other curators...
@ florenceboens family with Itharagaian if he's not the one posing as his wife either.
@ mcedric also probably double counting itharagaian with no profile than just HP enrichment.

Is it allowed for multiple accounts to enrich themselves in the votes between them and can become masters of the Francophonie to give a negative vote in multiple accounts to affect even more strongly than a single negative vote by a single account ?

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There really are no rules but what the community thinks is appropriate (on an individual basis).

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experienced an abuse of power by a curator who voted negative -100% on my article, because I gave him -1% on a comment of his that was aggressive to my taste. And, also because with each article that I create he criticizes me all the time, he always has something to say that I disliked by dint of each time making a remark to each article. It's like on social networks you have the right not to like a comment and the -1% was like a sign of "I don't like." So it's a joke and it does nothing special for a comment. But, I did it on the official profile and not on his curation group account.
His group curation account is "Hive-143869" and his official account is "itharagaian" which has multiple accounts for him.
So early, with his curation account, he negatively voted my article and not only my return comment. He voted -100% to harm and penalize abuse of his curator power.
Then, having the influence of power, he brought this woman and other accounts to make -100% to my article. For no particular reason and out of sheer wickedness of revenge for my -1% of his first comment that I didn't like.
Aren't we allowed to put a "dislike" on a comment?
Is a curator account allowed to abuse revenge and meanness to a small account like mine that can't return the same amount of HP?

Next, another person criticizes me for my spelling mistakes, I don't know him, he came out of nowhere, and it was the first time he posted something on one of my many articles for 3 years. And, with his criticism of my spelling the way he said, I didn't like that either and downvoted his comment.
Result, the curator "Hive-143869" threatened me saying in translation of comprehension that; if I again take a negative vote on a comment to a person who is part of his group, he will take it against me, so again negative votes on future articles for example.

Then, with the emotions that happened and feeling overwhelmed disloyal, I started to let off steam in writing on the end of the day of the incident and vice versa from him on me as well, (I let off steam aggressively and pissed off, got mean in return). And then it ended there.

I feel like I have to stop HIVE. Because "Hive-143869" told me to quit HIVE and get back to Facebook, (having told me that when we were both sending each other ranting messages).

After spending 3 years, (with Steemit before the creation of Hive) I have never experienced a curator abusing his power and forbidding me to downvote a comment "that I don't like" from a person belonging of his group, I thought I was free to dislike a comment only posted in my article.
So for him it's his guys. As if they belong to him.

It's a bit as if I now feel excluded from the freedom of my own blog, where his wife "florenceboens" made me understand that I must correct my spelling before validating my article and not later. Excluded from freedom of not being able to put "a dislike" of a comment posted in my article. Excluded by abuse being able to vote my article -100% by revenge and by profit that he knows that I do not have the weight in HP to return the same thing to him.

Today, 3 days later, he continues to write to me and hurt me in writing, always having the last word.

He plays sociophate like a psychopath and I have a big problem, this person is hurting me a lot again in writing 3 days later.

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Hi MarkyMark, it's @itharagaian writing :-)

This account is indeed a curation account with a trail, baked by several witnesses and by @laruche.
You already know that pizza and pgm are not mine, but the guy does not do any researches before accusing.

He insulted and downvoted people in an article, so we decided to tell him that not everything was cool to be done. In fact we started by upvoting him and telling him that his calculations were wrong, that's how the story begun lol.
If you wanna see by tourself here is the link:
https://peakd.com/fr/@dubignyp/les-valeurs-existentielles-de-l

Sorry for the inconvenience.

Have a nice Day.
Itha.

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@themarkymark :)

It's a month later...

Are you gonna be brave, stand calm and collected in your super cool and sexiest on Hive avatar by far (because Deadpool, right!) ... except for @enginewitty 's ('cause look at that expression and those shades... *flutter)

I have some burning questions on NFTs. (not really burning but you're funny and it's good to see you around).

Stay cool

also.

Fat Gandalf

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What's the question(s)?

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:)

Hello. I don't really know enough about NFTs to ask anything relevant yet. Just sending some warmth and connection. Don't let the internet of amazing things and not so amazing things get you down and all that good stuff.

Unless you can tell me how to launch a successful NFT collection in one go?

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Marky is a downvoting POS!

Read this:
https: // hive.blog/hive/@networkallstar/hive-is-pure-censorship-thanks-to-the-likes-of-themarkymark-and-co

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Serious question. Why are you still here? The community has shown that you aren't welcome. Leave so we can make hive great again.

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Any chance you'll hold another AMA before the year's over?

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Not sure, but you are free to ask something here if you like.

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