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GrizzleBoy
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(04-21-2017, 02:41 PM)

Originally Posted by Deadly Cyclone

Been using the S8+ for a week now, great phone. Took it on a trip to Texas this weekend, took some great photos with it:

That BBQ pic........
Khalifa Jayy
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(04-21-2017, 02:42 PM)
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Originally Posted by Badbreezy

Should I sell my iPhone for this ?
I originally had the note 7 but hence the recall, went and got the IP7+

Why do people keep misusing this word?
Sanjuro
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(04-21-2017, 02:45 PM)
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Also, I've noticed some apps have larger black borders than others. Is this just something we need the publisher to update?
Khalifa Jayy
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(04-21-2017, 02:51 PM)
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Originally Posted by Sanjuro

Also, I've noticed some apps have larger black borders than others. Is this just something we need the publisher to update?

Yea.
Samurai G0SU
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(04-21-2017, 02:57 PM)
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I really like these earbuds vs the ones i received with my s7. they fit a lot better and feel snug as a sock. Then i went into the sound settings and did that adaptive sound calibration. enabled that enhanced audio too - wooo this is great.

LOL now im trying to find icon packs within that samsung store and some other themes...
cilonen
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(04-21-2017, 02:58 PM)
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Got it. It's stunning. That G-Color screen protector that got a decent review on Amazon is shite though, it only has a tiny band of adhesive round the edge. Not impressed with that!
Sanjuro
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(04-21-2017, 02:59 PM)
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Originally Posted by Khalifa Jayy

Yea.

In the display settings you can actually set those particular apps to full screen, however not officially supported.

I wonder if it actually breaks the program. I'm playing around with MLB app right now to see if there is any downside.

Originally Posted by Samurai G0SU

I really like these earbuds vs the ones i received with my s7. they fit a lot better and feel snug as a sock. Then i went into the sound settings and did that adaptive sound calibration. enabled that enhanced audio too - wooo this is great.

LOL now im trying to find icon packs within that samsung store and some other themes...

I've been using Urmun for a while and pretty happy. Curious if other people find some good alternatives.
Sutton Dagger
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(04-21-2017, 03:06 PM)
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Has anyone used the new gear vr yet. I'm having an issue where the controller is constantly drifting. Not just slightly either it's constantly moving to the right. All the reviews I've read actually mention drifting but I assumed slight drift after like 30min of play .
Kadey
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(04-21-2017, 03:19 PM)
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I just need to set up motion plus and looks like I can get skyward sword to work on dolphin.
Dr.Horrible
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(04-21-2017, 03:21 PM)
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Any consensus on screen protectors yet? I'm an idiot and pre-bought some, but they are for the regular S8, not the 8+.
Izuna
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(04-21-2017, 03:23 PM)
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Originally Posted by Sanjuro

Haha. I know someone earlier mentioned possible iris issue due to their "small Asian eyes".

Late last night and this morning I was hit kind of hard due to some late night activities and my eyes were all red and more than half closed. That has been the only time I've had ANY sort of issue with the scanner.

Dim light - Easy.
Pitch black - No problem.
Tired or weary eyes - Gotta make some adjustments.



The finger scanner has been flawless for me still. I've gotten in some sort of rhythm already depending on the situation between pin, iris, fingerprint. This was my biggest concern about upgrading and I can safely say it will be a non issue.

I used the Surface Book's Windows Hello with an eye closed with my kinda Asian eyes, with and without glasses. Perhaps it was just lenient.
The Real Napsta
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(04-21-2017, 03:34 PM)
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This is probably a newb question, but how are you guys running dolphin on the s8? Is there a Android version or something?

EDIT: mine is coming in the mail today. I didn't order a case. Is there a GAF recommended case?
Last edited by The Real Napsta; 04-21-2017 at 03:36 PM.
Pepiope
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(04-21-2017, 03:42 PM)
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Originally Posted by Sketch_Turntable

Make sure your screen resolution is WQHD+. It is set to FHD+ as default.


Also, just got my free GearVR approval email! 6-8 weeks shipping though.

Yeah it is. On some videos it works, on others no.

Maybe it's an issue with YouTube itself?
Last edited by Pepiope; 04-21-2017 at 03:45 PM.
Samurai G0SU
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(04-21-2017, 03:45 PM)
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Originally Posted by Sanjuro



I've been using Urmun for a while and pretty happy. Curious if other people find some good alternatives.

Do i need a launcher in order to use that icon pack or will that show available in that samsung wallpaper/theme/icon/lod thingy?
reKon
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(04-21-2017, 03:46 PM)
http://www.tomsguide.com/us/galaxy-s8,review-4287.html

Another review claiming improved battery life. I know these tests are perfect, but I think the general conclusion is that battery life will at the very least be the same as the S7 line, which is a great thing. For the S9, I expect that they keep similar device sizes and for further battery improvements and continuing refining (Note 8 would be the first look at these refinements).
BFIB
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(04-21-2017, 03:46 PM)
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Few days in, phone is fantastic. Coworker has the S8 plus, it's tempting, but I'm good with my regular S8. Especially when I factor in the screen size vs. my S7 edge.
SCHUEY F1
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(04-21-2017, 03:51 PM)
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Considering the S8, but it seems like a case is a must which kinda impacts the look of the device. Anyone get a low profile case.
ElzarTheBam
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(04-21-2017, 03:57 PM)
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Originally Posted by SCHUEY F1

Considering the S8, but it seems like a case is a must which kinda impacts the look of the device. Anyone get a low profile case.


I have once bought a case for any one of my phones.

Always been okay.
zeemumu
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(04-21-2017, 04:01 PM)
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It looks like a really nice phone but I can't upgrade just yet. I'll upgrade to the S9 next year.
Amory
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(04-21-2017, 04:01 PM)
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Originally Posted by SCHUEY F1

Considering the S8, but it seems like a case is a must which kinda impacts the look of the device. Anyone get a low profile case.

I have this one

https://www.spigen.com/products/gala...nt=30619709633

Infinity display is completely accessible / viewable, and the case adds very little thickness. Really just protects the glossy back from getting all scratched up.

I don't think the phone is any less pretty with it on.
Bookoo
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(04-21-2017, 04:03 PM)
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Did anyone do the deal with Sams Club?

I was little confused because when I signed up for it just seemed like a placeholder and not a true preorder.

It claimed you also got a GearVR as well, but looking at Samsung website it claims its only valid until April 20th.
SCHUEY F1
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(04-21-2017, 04:04 PM)
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Originally Posted by ElzarTheBam

I have once bought a case for any one of my phones.

Always been okay.

I had really good luck until my last phone. Dropped from waist height on to tile and crack the corner of the screen. Only a few weeks after I got it,.lol. I was so pissed. Usually I'm super careful.

Originally Posted by Amory

I have this one

https://www.spigen.com/products/gala...nt=30619709633

Infinity display is completely accessible / viewable, and the case adds very little thickness. Really just protects the glossy back from getting all scratched up.

I don't think the phone is any less pretty with it on.

Cool, thanks.
NeOak
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(04-21-2017, 04:04 PM)
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Originally Posted by Bookoo

Did anyone do the deal with Sams Club?

I was little confused because when I signed up for it just seemed like a placeholder and not a true preorder.

It claimed you also got a GearVR as well, but looking at Samsung website it claims its only valid until April 20th.

You just need a receipt that shows when you preordered. That's what counts.
Sanjuro
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(04-21-2017, 04:12 PM)
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Originally Posted by Izuna

I used the Surface Book's Windows Hello with an eye closed with my kinda Asian eyes, with and without glasses. Perhaps it was just lenient.

It's going to be person to person. I also haven't tinkered with rescanning my iris.

Originally Posted by Samurai G0SU

Do i need a launcher in order to use that icon pack or will that show available in that samsung wallpaper/theme/icon/lod thingy?

I believe you need a launcher. I've been using Nova so far.
Bookoo
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(04-21-2017, 04:12 PM)
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Originally Posted by NeOak

You just need a receipt that shows when you preordered. That's what counts.

Ah, I guess I had to go to the store.

The website just offered like a placeholder thing and told you to go in today to pick it up today to get all the offers like the $150 giftcard etc. Sort of annoying since it made it sound like the GearVR was part of that but I don't see how it would be since my receipt would show today's date.
Amory
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(04-21-2017, 04:15 PM)
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So how are people using Bixby? Is it actually useful?

Is it a voice activated assistant like Google Now and Siri? Or am I still supposed to be using Google Now?

Pressing the Bixby button just brings me to that screen that looks like what Google Now used to compile for me
Kensation
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(04-21-2017, 04:17 PM)
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*refresh* "Out for Delivery" *refresh* "Out for Delivery" *refresh*, etc.
Admiral Woofington
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(04-21-2017, 04:17 PM)
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Originally Posted by ElzarTheBam

I have once bought a case for any one of my phones.

Always been okay.

Just depends on how careful you are. My s6 survived just fine for 1 year and 10 months. Then on the 10th month I accidentally dropped it while talking to family, it fell square on the edged bezel and it cracked there. It took it 4 months for that crack to slowly spread to the top of the screen but I'm upgrading today so it's not a big deal.
CronoShot
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(04-21-2017, 04:26 PM)
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Originally Posted by Amory

So how are people using Bixby? Is it actually useful?

Is it a voice activated assistant like Google Now and Siri? Or am I still supposed to be using Google Now?

Pressing the Bixby button just brings me to that screen that looks like what Google Now used to compile for me

The voice assistant isn't active, and won't be until later this year.

Right now, it's just a poor man's Google Now, with some photo recognition software thrown in.
Sticky Fingers
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(04-21-2017, 04:29 PM)
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s8 teardown from JerryRigEverything
https://youtu.be/GRmY-4HKVIk
ChubbleDucks
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(04-21-2017, 04:31 PM)
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Thinking of upgrading my s7 edge to the s8+

I have the gear vr headset. Will this still work or do I need a newer version?

Edit: new version of headset.
Last edited by ChubbleDucks; 04-21-2017 at 04:48 PM.
Paganmoon
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(04-21-2017, 04:34 PM)
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anyone use the Samsung Smart Switch app on Windows 10 Mobile? according to the app updates it's got windows 10 support, but I can't seem to even get passed the Terms and conditions popup :(
Kensation
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(04-21-2017, 04:36 PM)
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Black S8+ delivered! Heading to the store now to pick it up.
spekkeh
(04-21-2017, 04:40 PM)
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Originally Posted by Amory

So how are people using Bixby? Is it actually useful?

Is it a voice activated assistant like Google Now and Siri? Or am I still supposed to be using Google Now?

Pressing the Bixby button just brings me to that screen that looks like what Google Now used to compile for me

Not going to use it. For the past three years I keep going back and forth on whether I'm going to use Google Now. They're just ploys to datamine the living shit out of your private stuff, at no real benefit. Did you know that picture of a banana you just took is actually a picture of a banana? Coolio. Buy bananas at Amazon (why?).
Hero_of_the_Day
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(04-21-2017, 04:46 PM)
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Just got home with my phone and it won't activate. Son of a bitch.
Ibuki
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(04-21-2017, 04:50 PM)
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Originally Posted by Hero_of_the_Day

Just got home with my phone and it won't activate. Son of a bitch.

Which carrier are you on?
MindCollizion
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(04-21-2017, 04:51 PM)
I received a confirmation email for the VR promotion but it's saying it will take two weeks for evaluation. The waiting game.
Hero_of_the_Day
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(04-21-2017, 04:52 PM)
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Originally Posted by Ibuki

Which carrier are you on?

Verizon. On the phone with them now. Their automated system couldn't activate it either.
Ibuki
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(04-21-2017, 04:53 PM)
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Originally Posted by Hero_of_the_Day

Verizon. On the phone with them now. Their automated system couldn't activate it either.

Fuck, that's not good.

At this rate I still don't know if Best Buy will have my phone today, but this sounds annoying.
AdanVC
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(04-21-2017, 04:53 PM)
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This is the first phone that truly has that futuristic look you see in movies with that bezeless screen. I would have prefered an all flat surface without curved corners though.

Originally Posted by Sticky Fingers

s8 teardown from JerryRigEverything
https://youtu.be/GRmY-4HKVIk

Always looking forward to his teardown/test videos when a new mobile device comes out. I particularly like when he throws shade to Apple when it comes to the headphone jack in other smarthphones, lol.
JonnyKong
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(04-21-2017, 04:53 PM)
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Can we not go straight into the camera anymore by double pressing the home button?

Edit: it seems you can access the camera from just pressing the home button once and touching the icon on the lock screen
Samurai G0SU
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(04-21-2017, 04:56 PM)
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yooo- i must be blind but i dont see an option to change the CLOCK on the lock screen.
I know there is a feature in the Always On Mode, but i need one with the lock screen. Jarring when i swipe and the clock looks different lol ......
Amory
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(04-21-2017, 05:03 PM)
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Originally Posted by CronoShot

The voice assistant isn't active, and won't be until later this year.

Right now, it's just a poor man's Google Now, with some photo recognition software thrown in.

Weird that they'd ship a flagship phone with a physical dedicated button for a service that's gimped at launch

Originally Posted by spekkeh

Not going to use it. For the past three years I keep going back and forth on whether I'm going to use Google Now. They're just ploys to datamine the living shit out of your private stuff, at no real benefit. Did you know that picture of a banana you just took is actually a picture of a banana? Coolio. Buy bananas at Amazon (why?).

True. I like google now because the speech recognition is fantastic and it's a quick way to set an alarm, ask for directions, etc. But the farther Google Now reaches into my personal shit, the more uncomfortable I get.

It was a weird day when I first got my flight itinerary and things to do in Baltimore from Google Now despite never saying anything about it, and realizing it just pulled my flight information from an email from Southwest.
Strakt
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(04-21-2017, 05:10 PM)
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If i order on ATT.com, and do in store pick up, can i just go there , pick up phone and swap sim cards? Or do i gotta stay there, wait for them to do everything, set up phone,etc...
WordsintheWater
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(04-21-2017, 05:11 PM)
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Originally Posted by the_batman

i don't trust the face scanner to be reliable... and it looks like the iris scanner doesn't work with contacts? awkward fingerprint scanner it is then...

Works fine with contacts and even with my glasses although it has a bit more difficulty.
Hero_of_the_Day
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(04-21-2017, 05:15 PM)
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Originally Posted by Ibuki

Fuck, that's not good.

At this rate I still don't know if Best Buy will have my phone today, but this sounds annoying.

Customer service person got it going. No big deal, but a bigger pain than with my wife's phone. On hers we just turned the old phone off, and the new one on and we were good to go.

Any way, got registered for the VR headset and the $100 option was available. It never asked for any payment info. Says the gift claim is under review and to allow two weeks.
piratepwnsninja
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(04-21-2017, 05:16 PM)
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Originally Posted by Hero_of_the_Day

Verizon. On the phone with them now. Their automated system couldn't activate it either.

Mine with Verizon did the same. It took about 10 minutes to do once I got someone from CS on the line and then it was fine.
TheGrizz
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(04-21-2017, 05:16 PM)
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Which display mode are you all using? I typically switch to basic, however, the basic mode is making my display look a bit...red...Adaptive seems better at this point.

Also, is everyone switching their display to WQHD or leaving on FHD? Will there be a battery hit if i switch to WQHD?
Ultryx
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(04-21-2017, 05:22 PM)
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So my Gear VR came with my phone yesterday and I'd like to mess around with that today. Does anyone know the application name I have to download? Is it just Samsung VR?
Dr.Horrible
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(04-21-2017, 05:26 PM)
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Originally Posted by JonnyKong

Can we not go straight into the camera anymore by double pressing the home button?

Edit: it seems you can access the camera from just pressing the home button once and touching the icon on the lock screen

Double push on the power button will launch it. Not sure if I had to enable that in the camera settings or not though.

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