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      17.04.2012 14:07
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      a must have for those who cant do maths....or who love maths....or anyone!

      I first bought this calculator as i needed it for my maths exams. Since then, i haven't looked back and this calculator is all i use, even for simple things. After all, it helped me to pass my exam!
      Looking at the calculator, it is much more stylish than any other scientific calculator out there. The mix of colours of a blue on button, an orange clear button and black for the numbers means you can get your fingers working quickly because it is clear what does what. The buttons are also quite big so you dont end up pressing the wrong one. Even if you do, you can just delete that number instead of the whole equation.
      The big middle button at the top allows you to scroll up in your memory to see previous equations you've done.
      What i found extremely useful is the ability to change an answer into a fraction or decimal (by pressing
      S<->D button when your answer appears) and you can even work out percentages easily with a special % key (press "shift" and the left bracket key "(" to bring this up). Because of this handy tools, i can use this calculator for all of my maths needs as it does everything. Even if you are looking for a basic calculator, i would still recommend this for its ease of use and reliability.
      The best part about this calculator is that you can even have fun with it! you can make words on it too such as BEE, FEED by pressing the "alpha key" and then then button that has a red letter by it. If you want to have even more fun, just press "shift" and the "x-1" button.....you'll have to see what that makes for yourself!
      It is honestly a great calculator. Definately recommended for maths exams and even for general usage.

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      10.04.2012 18:55

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      if you have an ithing get this now!

      With any iPhone, you are subject to download masses of apps (yes this is a must for everyone). On doing this, one day i stumbled across an ingenious game called parking mania. On looking at the pictures and reviews i decided to give it a go (because it is FREE!) on starting the first level, i have not looked back since and this is my game of choice whenever i need to pass the time. This is what it is great for as it only takes seconds to load.....this is on my now old iphone 3g so is probably even quicker on a 4s........ and you can select a level and just drive (or crash in my case).
      The aim of the game is to get the car - the further along you get the more you get to drive from sports cars to lorrys to quad bikes to a school bus- and drive it from parking spot A to spot B following the arrows.....and dodging obstacles such as other cars. on doing so you can proceed to the next level (there are 60 altogether with the chance to buy more). What brings the repeat value in the the coins you can pick up along the way, earning you money to buy extra lives and gain medals.
      The driving is very simple once you get used to it, tilting the phone to steer and moving your finger up or down to go forward or backwards. The game really is very simple but extremely effective and can keep you playing for hours.
      I would recommend this game to anyone who has an iphone or any ithing (especially an ipad as this gives a great driving experience).
      Just get it now because its FREE!
      They are also working on parking mania 2 so look out for that as well!

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    • Hotpoint RLA34G / Fridge / 15 Readings / 10 Ratings
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      10.04.2012 18:40

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      handy for anyone wanting an all-rounder

      This Hotpoint fridge is great because it is an under the counter fridge. This means it fits nicely under your counter, without sticking out and looking messy. The white finish to it looks great in any kitchen where white would look good (so basically it can go into any kitchen!) and it gives it a modern look. This is helped along by the silver lining at the top of the fridge which contains the temperature gage to keep the fridge at a suitable temperature.
      Inside the fridge, it is nice and compact but can still fit enough in to allow a good range of food. There is the vegetable drawer at the bottom in a transparent casing so you can see the contents but still keep them out the way. There is a small handle at the bottom of this drawer to allow it to be opened easily and the drawer can also be fully removed for cleaning. There are three more shelves above this so you really can fit a lot in even though it is only a compact fridge.
      On the door side, the drawer at the top is great for keeping bits and bobs like eggs with the egg tray included. There is also a shelf to fit butter plus any jars and below that is enough room to fit about five bottles of drink e.g. wine safely.
      I would recommend this fridge to those wanting a nice fridge that tucks away but can still hold plenty of food. However, it is not so good for those with bigger families as then you will find it lacks space.
      My only problem i found with this fridge was that, after only having the fridge for about 3-4 months, the light has broken so i now have a fridge with no light inside, a problem at night time especially although i do manage.
      Despite this, the fridge is reliable and handy for anyone looking for a good-looking simple fridge.

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    • Sandisk Sansa View 8 GB / MP3 Player / 14 Readings / 8 Ratings
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      12.03.2012 19:21

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      Great all round media device for music, videos, photos and voice recordings.

      I originally decided to go for this product over an ipod because i wanted something that was cheaper and easy to use. It was also important that, for the price, i still wanted an mp3 player that would be of a good quality and build so that it wouldnt break straight away!
      Initial thoughts:
      When first opening the box, i thought it looked quite nice in design, with a large wheel for easy pressing and a large screen despite only being a small mp3 player. One dissapointment is that it is plastic and so feels a bit cheap to hold. However, because it is black, you cant see any scratches that may arise (which isnt a lot compared to on the back of ipods).
      When turining it on, i like how the buttons appear with a blue backlight so you know that you have turned it on and is a nice added feature. The screen is of an ok quality and is clearer on ipods but still good. The menu is relatively easy to navigate around with the option to view music, videos, voice recordings, photos and obviously settings menus. This was easy to get used to and so i didnt find myself constantly looking through the instruction manual to find out what to do!
      Uploading content:
      This was a pretty straightforward process as it involves Windows media player which is easy to use, just dragging and dropping your chosen pieces on media into the sandisk folder. They will then appear onto your device. It's as easy as that! This is what i really liked as it meant i didnt have to sit for hours trying to get songs onto my mp3 player.
      The sound quality is as you would expect off of any mp3 player. You can hear the music clearly and makes for good listening. Earphones come with the sandisk which are of a reasonable quality but you can always use different ones to make for better sound as the jack is 3.5mm which is standard for all ear and heaphones.
      Battery life is very good, better than an ipod so you dont have to worry about when the battery is going to run our, making for an enjoyable music time! If it does eventually drain then you simply plug the mp3 into your computer to charge up again.
      Overall, i would suggest this device to anyone not wanting to join the apple band wagon but probably not as good quality wise.

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      10.03.2012 18:02
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      Fantastic mini straightners. The only ones to choose.

      These are the life-savers if you ever needed one.
      Mini hair straightners. First reactions may be that they are cheap, dont straighten your hair and take forever. You are wrong! (with these ones anyway).
      They are fantastic for travelling because of their miniature stature. They can fit into any bag meaning you can pull them out when in a hair emergency. It also helps if your friends are there because of the bold pink colour which gets everyone staring at them in awe.
      They only take a few minutes to get to a good heat for straightening so you dont fall asleep waiting for them. The performance of these straightners is amazing with them having the ability to actually do a good job at making your hair straight. Warning: I wouldnt suggest them to work as well on long and/or thick hair as this could take a long time. But if you are travelling then they are definitely recommended to anyone.
      The actual quality is also great because they are nice and sturdy so cant easily be broken when travelling. The on and off button means that you cant heat them up by accident when they are plugged in and the light means that you know when the straightners are on or off. (it lights up red when they are on).
      The cable connecting the plug is of a good length so you arent tripping over it or having to pull it because it is too short. It means that the cable can easily be wrapped around the straightners to put into a bag.
      Conclusions: The only product i would go for if you need travelling straightners because they actually have the ability to straighten your hair. And they are a great price!

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      10.03.2012 17:48
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      Suitable for anyone who wants to wash there hair!

      I have heard from numerous people that the shampoo and conditioner in one products are a load of rubbish. However, after thrying it for many months i have come to the conclusion that they actually do work. As they should do. They help me to cut down on the time spent in the shower because you are only applying one product which helps to speed up my morning. You may not think it but it actually does because you dont have to wait for the conditioner to soak in after also applying shampoo.
      I have tried other 2-in-1 products such as head and shoulders and i have found pantene to be the best in the quality your hair is after washing it. It is left silky smooth and in great condition so you dont have to fuss with it and get it cut all of the time. It is the product that helps keep your hair healthy and is great for quick washes.
      It comes in a larger bottle so that you can get a few months usage out of it which is great for money saving. I also really like how you can get different types of the product to suit your hair type. E.g. normal, anti-dandruff etc. This means you can manage your hair properly and treat it correctly.
      It can be arguable that it wont do as good a job as using separate products but i find that using for just general day to day is extemely easy because of how easy it makes to wash your hair. If you are going somewhere fancy then geting a better quality shampoo and conditioner can be good to give extra oomf to your hair but i find that pantene works great. It means that my hair stays non-greasy for longer so there is no need to have to wash your hair everyday.
      I would definitely recommend this to anyone wishing to speed up their hair washing time.

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    • Colgate 360? / Oral Care / 13 Readings / 10 Ratings
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      08.03.2012 19:31

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      Great all round toothbrush for all your cleaning

      It's always weird looking for toothbrushes because you expect them to do the same job: brush your teeth. There really cant be many ways of doing it so buying the latest tothbrush, i find, is ought to do the same job as any other one.
      I do recognise that they all try to stand out from the crowd and colgate has tried to do this with the colgate 360.........until other tothbrushes now hold the same qualities. It was the first one on the market for having the back of the toothbrush dedicated to cleaning your tongue (the reason i bought it). After seeing this advertised i thought i would give it a go because i was in need of a new toothbrush. When you first open the packaging, the bristles on the tongue cleaning side are perfect, all lined up, nice and long and ready to clean tongues. This is just what was was shown on the advert. However, i believe that i was being rather silly as it was obvious that it wouldnt stay in such good condition. After only 4 brushes, the tongue cleaner bristles lost their length and were worn down so much that they are now just little stubs of green things (after only 4 brushes as i said). Of course it is still usable to clean your tongue but you dont feel like the job is being done as well as it was when i on the first uses.
      What most marketing seems to be based around these days is how the brush is set out in terms of how they can most effectively clean your teeth. On the colgate, i very much like how you having the bristles in a circular pattern, to replicate your tooth so that the bristles are able to brush all around your tooth (as shown in the adverts). They allow for very nice cleaning because of this. However, i would say that they dont remove all dirt; all toothbrushes dont. You do need to floss as well if you want to get rid of the durn in between each tooth as this job wont be done properley by a toothbrush.
      The actual look of the toothbrush is great and the handles has a grip so you can have a good hold on the toothbrush without it slipping from your hand.
      A great toothbrush that covers all needs. I would recommend colgate to anyone wishing to buy a new toothbrush.

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    • Sony EX MDR-EX10LP/B / Headphones / 6 Readings / 4 Ratings
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      02.03.2012 19:21

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      An overall good product for listening to muisic

      These were bought to replace my apple headphones in order to find something of better quality. I must say that these are definitely better quality than apple earphones.
      They are in ear earphones which means that you actually place them into your ear canal instead of resting in your ear. This is designed to reduce to sound that is lost out of your ear and means that no one else can hear your music. It is also like this in order to give you the best sound experience possible with the music streamed right into your ear. To an extent this does work as you can really hear the music more and means you cant hear what is going on around you.
      However, my major problem using these was actually having to put them into my ear. At first i was a bit hesitant because it did feel rather strange but i finally got used to it. The earphones come with different size pads to put onto the earphone for different ear sizes. I found that i had to switch it to the smallest size in order to fit into my ear. (the are three sizes-small, medium and large). Changing the pads is very easy as you just pull of the one that is on and just push on the new one. Once i has done this, i found that it did fit better but the earphones do still have the tendancy to fall out which does get very annoying. I must say though that once they are in they are very comfortable and do give great sound.
      I would recommend these to anyone wishing to upgrade from apple but only if you are comfortable with putting them inside your ear.

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    • Apple iPod Earphones / Headphones / 3 Readings / 2 Ratings
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      02.03.2012 19:02
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      Earphones to keep your ears happy

      If you've ever owned some sort of apple device that plays music then you will own a pair of these (which is most likely to be 99% of the population!) We've therefore all experienced the white earphone look at least once and felt just like the silhouettes in the advertisements. I have to say that although i now own different earphones, there is no pleasure like the feeling of putting these in your ears once more to listen to the sweet music.
      I should really mention that i do think there are better quality earphones out there that will keep your ears even happier with the sweet bass and head bopping qualities. However, the apple earphones are great to wear because of their comfort and they are actually ok in the music department.
      What i find great is the small button on the side of the right earpiece. (this is attached to the ones that come with the phone) as it has on it a small microphone which you can use to talk to people on the phone instead of holding your phone up. This is extremely handy when listening to music as it pauses your music for you and starts where it left on when you end the call. It is also very convenient in the car if you dont have any other hands free set. On this small button is also the volume so you can control this without having to get your ipod out. One thing that would be good here though would be to have a forward and rewind button which i would see as more handy than the volume.
      There is the downside which i am sure many people have experienced. If you turn the volume up too loud then there is a point when not only you can here your music but everyone about 4 feet around you can. These means these earphones arent good for those who like there music loud but rather for people who lie to not turn temporarily deaf.
      WARNING! on the prices recommended for this product it says from 1p. This is not true as these products are just apple knock offs from china and are extremely likely to break. It is DEFINItELY recommended that you dont buy them from ebay but instead go to the apple shop or amazon. Although they may be £25 which is very expensive for these earphones, you are guaranteed to get the real thing.

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      02.03.2012 18:28
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      Good little dyson for all your needs

      I finally decided on a dyson vacuum cleaner because of their great reputation and innovation. I especially thought to buy this one because it is nice and compact and so great to fit into a cupboard nicely with room for other things. This product is designed for portability which it is good for as it is easy to manouvre around the house and up and down the stairs, unlike other larger dyson models. Yet, even though it is great for the whole house, after a while you do start to get tired as the dyson isnt what i would call the lightest vacuum cleaner in the world. Although lighter than its larger models, it is still rather heavy which is surprising looking at the size of it. Saying that, i do find it very easy to use in small spaces and getting around furniture. It allows probably around 3 uses before having to empty out the dirt which is rather good and means not having to constantly be fussing around with it to empty it all the time.
      The vacuum cleaner looks very appealing with the yellow on the wheels. This is very different from the normal, boring vacuum cleaners and makes vacuming better when you feel you have a nice looking vacuum cleaner!
      I would sugesst this dyson to anyone who has a smaller house as it is mostly suited for this because of its small size and is great for getting into those annoying places with the extendable handle. It really is a gret product and works a treat, picking up all dirt and doing a great cleaning job.

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        02.03.2012 18:10

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        Trust dove for your skin.

        It seems very hard lately to find a good deodorant that works because of the huge range to choose from in the shops; all promising amazing results but never delivering. I eventually decided to settle on dove because they actually produce deodorants that last and protect you. I love this one especially because it is a large can which helps because it lasts for a long time (a few months at best). The spray is great because it is so simple to use and it is perfect for sharing with anyone, unlike the roll ons.
        My only issue would be that because it is so large, it isnt the best product for travelling and especially unsuitable for taking on nights out. It is best suited to anyone who just needs something to use at home in the morning.
        I have never had any problems with rashes or redness and so is great in that respect. I would suggest that you test it though if you have sensitive skin as i dont know if it is suitable for sensitive skin.
        The deodorant is great in that it is effective for a whole day and so you dont have to worry about having to reapply during the day- unless you are doing exercise. Then i suggest you should go for something smaller to fit into your bag.
        It smells great with the green tea coming out and really does keep you feeling fresh as it says on the packaging.
        If you are looking for a reliable deodorant then i would definitely recommend dove and this product is my pick for just overall performance and quality.

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        01.03.2012 19:07
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        The only brand in lip care

        During winter time especially, i find my lips to become easily dry, chapped and sore. Because of this i knew that i had to find a product that would be able to keep my lips nice and soft and moisturised. I went for vaseline because of their huge reputation and great branding. What i really loved was the fact that they had so many different products to choose from e.g tin or tub or stick. The falvours available was also amazing as you could give your lips a real treat. I decided to go for rosy lips becaue i wanted to keep my lips nice and red and healthy. From first using the product i have never looked back and will continue to use vaseline in the future because of just how great this vaseline works. On applying it, it immediately sooths the lips and keeps them nice and soft for hours. I love using the tin as it can last for months (depending on how much you use it). It is great value for money at only a few pounds. Maybe a bit more than other products but it's what you would expect to pay, seeing the quality of the product. It is extremely compact so is easy to fit into your pocket or bag or purse and doesnt take up lots of space, making vaseline so appealing for on the move.
        Innevitably, you will end up with some of it on your fingers which you have to try to rub off but this doesnt take away from the fact that vaseline is a fantastic product and will still be around for many years to come.

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        01.03.2012 18:45
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        An overall good product but probably better ones on the market if you shop around

        I find that using hair removal cream can be so much more efective than shaving and has the perk of not damaging your skin. I ultimately went for this product because of the promise of removing hair in 3 minutes. However, after now using it several times i have come to the conclusion that if you do this you will just be wasting your money and your time. I would recommend to leave on for at least 5 mins and until you start to feel a tingly feeling where you have applied the cream. This will show you that the cream is starting to burn off your hair.
        Applying the cream:
        I would first like to say that if you are wanting to do this where you have a carpet, don't! You will risk dropping bits when applying it and getting this out of the carpet is not fun at all. Especially when you also have the cream all over your legs and are trying desperately not to get it onto anything else.
        I would be very genorous when applying as the more you put on and cover your hair, the better it will work.
        As i said before, try to leave it on longer than 3 mins and make sure you just keep clear of all objects! you will end up with white cream on all of your furniture otherwise.
        The messy process if then taking the cream off. Now definitely make sure you are in the bathroom for this! Use the "scraper" that comes with the cream to take the cream off your legs. Then once it is mostly off you can wach your legs to get it all off as just using the scraper wont get it all off.
        Once you have gone through this hassle you should be left with beautifully smooth, hair free legs. One great thing about this product is that it also moisturises your legs leaving them silky smooth and in great condition.
        Although the packaging promises lovely smells like aloe vera, i have to warn you now that the creams dont at all smell like this but are in fact rather vile. This is the price you have to pay for getting hairless legs.
        The price is actually very reasonable and allows you to buy this product regularly (if you like it of course!)

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      • Samsung PL50 / Digital Camera / 12 Readings / 7 Ratings
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        28.02.2012 17:54

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        The perfect camera for taking happy snaps

        I usually find that cameras can tend to be under used in my opinion simply because of the increasing megapixels appearing of smartphones. Yet i really do find that this camera is a beauty.
        Nicely covered in a smart black and finished off with little touches of camera genius you should be utterly over the moon if you were to recieve this camera as a present. (so why not give it to yourself instead of having to wait for someone to fork up their love for you).
        I honestly dont feel anyone would be dissapointed with this camera; the 10.2 megapixels are all used brilliantly to create perfect shots for all to see. The buttons are all easy to use with the button to take the picture slightly indented for your finger to be cushioned nicely so you can be taking snaps all day long. The battery will also allow this as it can last a whole day and even longer when not in use. This means you dont have to worry about the battery running out (unless you have forgotton to charge it). The camera is very simple to use as you just click to take a picture. To change your picture type you just turn the wheel next to the screen to a different option from smart auto which makes sure your picture doesnt come out blury to portrait when taking pictures of people to day and night options and the feature which i love is the videocamera option. This shoots in full colour and sound to give a great long lasting memory. However, my one criticism would be that if you want to take quite a few pictures, this can take up a lot of memory and so it is recommended that you should buy a memory card for this. The camera is possibly not great when taking pictures far away and at night or somewhere dark as the pictures arent of great quality. I have experienced this when going to concerts and the quality of pictures can be dissapointing here so using the videocamera is great. For normal day usage, it really is a fantastic camera and has everything you would ever need. Importing onto the computer is extremely simple and quick. What i liked about the plug was that you have the same cable for plugging into the wall and pc but to plug into the wall, all you have to do it attach the usb end to the wall plug. This saves the hassle of using 2 seperate cables.
        This is the best camera i have had and really is a treat to own.

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      • Samsung Tocco Lite / Mobile Phone / 13 Readings / 11 Ratings
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        not great but what you'd expect from when touchscreens were only new to the market.

        First impressions:
        - nice and slim
        - light and fits in pocket nicely
        - relatively sturdy from just dropping it. No scratches yet... apart from in one corner.

        This phone, you would imagine, would be a high flying gadget from looking at the touchscreen and shiny surface. However, dont be fazed by this. In fact, i would say this phone is probably average for a smartphone. From reading this, dont be so quick to disregard it however. There are a few perks to it and it was one of the first phones to enter the touchscreen market, meaning you wouldnt expect it to be perfect especially now we have the latest models.
        Good points: The software is very much that of samsung. They have made the phone very easy to use with the main menu showing all that you need from messages to phone to calendar and music. (not to mention the good camera as well). In this sense, the phone is great for anyone wishing to get hold of a simple, easy to use smartphone. i would say it really is training wheels before you enter into the smartphone world. All of its jobs are done well with the messaging service having a qwerty keyboard when you turn the phone horizontal and a normal keyboard when portrait. The phone is also very easy to use to call people. Just what you would expect really. It has games which can be entertaining for a while and the camera which was actually what i found to be surprising. You have the option to edit your photo e.g. crop and create borders making for fun usage. On the home screen, there is a bar on the left hand side. You can slide this out or in to hide it and you can place on it your favourite icons to make for quick use instead of navigating through the phone. This was one of my favourite features which is unique to samsung.
        Not so good points: The main one (and probably only one) is the touchscreen. Even though it is the only one, it is probably also the most important aspect because it is the actual selling point of the phone. The touchscreen is made of plastic when now they are all made of glass. This makes it hard to use because you find yourself pressing down hard to use something. This makes texting a drag.If you wanted this phone i wouldnt recommend it on the basis of the touchscreen but on the basis that it is a phone that is easy to use and has all that you need.

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