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  • in reply to: New Ongoing Story, please add your continuations. #1800732

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    This made everyone very upset, as they wanted to know if lightsabers with the force was stronger than wands with magic. They sat there for a while until Harry Potter came up with a brilliant idea. “As we can’t duel each other, I am declaring war on you” he said.

    This made everyone happy as they would get to fight each other after all.

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    in reply to: Airline seating alerts #1800726

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    I think the biggest reason for elal to do nothing, is because they have no reason to.
    They are known as a jewish airline and many jews will only fly them no matter the cost.
    Since as far as i know they already fill all their seats every flight (obviously there are some exceptions) without this seatmap, they have no reason to waste time and money on making one.

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    in reply to: Airline seating alerts #1800722

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    Having said that, it doesnt mean something cannot be done. Instead of making a seatmap which shows genders, elal can make a program which assigns seats based on gender. They can have different options to choose from at booking, such as “separate seating”, “family seating”, “don’t care”, or other options to sit every one in their preferred seats.

    I don’t know if that would eliminate all problems, but it should definitely help with a lot of them.

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    in reply to: Airline seating alerts #1800718

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    I can think of a number of reasons why elal would not make a seat map that shows genders available.
    The main reason would be money.
    When it comes to cost, every seat on a flight matters. Depending on the circumstances, most of the seats in a plane just cover operating costs forf theairline. Only a few seats actually make the airline a profit. If even a small number of seats are empty on a flight, the airline loses a lot of money for that flight. Therefore, airlines try everything they can to sell all the seats every flight.

    Making a seatmap available that shows where babies are, will probably not affect sales. It just makes it convenient for passengers to attempt to make their flight more enjoyable. However, if a passenger sees that there are no other seats but that seat next to the baby, there is a very small chance that he will actually cancel his flight. Sitting next to a baby is only a relatively small inconvenience.

    If elal would make a gender seatmap, it would be a little different. There are many Jews that would probably cancel their flight if they see that the only seat is next to a woman. Instead of all seats being booked and some having to be switched around after boarding (a minor inconvenience), the flight will have many empty seats from last minute cancellations.
    As elal is a privately owned company that doesn’t care about shmiras shabbos, there is no reason why they would risk losing a lot of money just to cater to shmiras einayim.

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    in reply to: YWN WhatsApp Status; Is it Working?? #1800707

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    I have been experiencing this also, as well as a bunch of my friends.

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    in reply to: CR Pilots #1790340

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    Its been 4 months, any pilots join the CR?

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    in reply to: NeutiquamErro's favorite thread with an obscure title #1790308

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    The question still remains unanswered.

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    in reply to: New Ongoing Story, please add your continuations. #1790307

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    But when they realized that Baruch could also, they decided to go ahead with it again.

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    in reply to: Can't Find Thread #1750348

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    Nu, so bump it.

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    in reply to: This Thread for Mossad Secret Agents Only #1749682

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    Ldiaes and gtmenelen, tihs is yuor cipatan snpekaig.

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    in reply to: How do you put the name at the bottom? #1749626

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    Mods, how come you guys stopped giving subtitles? Can you please bring it back?

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    in reply to: Can't Find Thread #1749621

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    Looking for the longest thread in the Coffee Room.
    Please bump any thread that you think may be the winner.

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    in reply to: Is she back? #1748356

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    For some reason, it only lets you click on her name but no one else, and it says page cannot be found.

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    in reply to: I like flowers #1748357

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    @rebyidd23 You obviously don’t go to the right stores.

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    in reply to: Going off the Derech #1747918

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    I didn’t read this thread, but I think it gets the record for one of the longest threads in the coffeeroom at 46 pages.

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    in reply to: I like flowers #1747917

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    I like airplanes.

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    in reply to: Getting over Android Game addiction #1747101

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    Also, what can be fun and is much less addictive, is to study maps…

    Studying aviation maps is a lot of fun, but it can be addictive to some people.

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    in reply to: Please don't put me on hold #1747104

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    I have never heard it referred to as a “click” before. I guess things change over 8 years.

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    in reply to: Turbulance #1746522

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    I love turbulence. I have flown so often in a Cessna172 (where even the smallest winds cause it to shake), that many times I wont even realize that turbulence is happening. Since I know that it is almost impossible for a plane to crash from turbulence, I just ride with it.
    Its like driving a car. Most people wont realize all the little bumps in the road because there are so many of them.
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    in reply to: CAN YOU DO A RUBIK'S CUBE??? #1746152

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    I used to. Once you learn all the steps, its all muscle memory. When you go along time without doing one, like I did, you lose it.

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    in reply to: Siyum Hashas #1746155

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    January, 2020

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    in reply to: Random Questions #1745564

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    Why do people say they are “under the weather” when they are not feeling well. What do astronauts say?

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    in reply to: What Exactly Do The Mods Know? #1745573

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    Bump

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    in reply to: Boeing 737 Max #1744155

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    Having 10,000 hours of flight experience in Cessna 172’s would not have helped them.

    That is not necessarily true. You learn many things from flying small planes that is very helpful when transferring to the big jets. One thing that all pilots are taught, no matter the type of plane, is if there is any malfunction of any electrical system, then turn it off and hand fly the rest of the way. Another thing learnt, is to make critical decisions in seconds. ATC, the weather, or the airplane itself can throw curveballs at the pilot that require instant responses.
    A pilot with a thousand hours in any type of plane, is better prepared to react correctly than a pilot with 250 hours.

    Think about it. The MCAS system malfunctioned twice in 6 months. Why did it only malfunction now? The 737 Max has been around for a few years already with no problems.

    The truth is, is that the MCAS malfunctioned many times. Many American pilots reported experiencing the exact same events that the two accident flights experienced. The difference is that each time it happened, pilots just turned off the electrical trim and it stopped. the two accident flights, the pilots tried to override MCAS by manually trimming up. This didn’t work, yet they continued fighting it all the way down. If they would have just flipped the right switches, they never would have crashed.

    If the pilots would have been more experienced, than maybe they would have responded correctly.

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    in reply to: Boeing 737 Max #1744024

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    There is another big difference between America and Europe.

    In America is relatively cheap. You can rent a small plane for only $100 to $150 an hour, or less. Some rental companies will have you pay for the fuel, many don’t. Otherwise the only fee that you need to pay is the landing fee (which many airports don’t even have) which, unless you are flying into a big airport like JFK, is pretty cheap. That means you can go flying with 3 friends and only pay approximately $25-$35 an hour each. Also, since America has a government owned air traffic system, it remains up to date and the best in the world.

    This means that pilots in America fly often with very little hassle. If I want, I can approach JFK in a Cessna 172, and with no prior warning, ask JFK for permission to land, and they will allow me to land. In Europe, landing clearance needs to be obtained sometimes days beforehand.

    In Europe, the air traffic system is privately owned. This means that there are many more fees than just a landing fee. There is a takeoff fee, air traffic control fee, and many other fees. This doubles the cost of every single flight. As there is a pilot shortage worldwide, it is common for airlines to train pilots from zero hours to first officer. This means that from the very first flight, pilots are being trained how to fly an airliner. They focus on flying with a crew, rather than by oneself. They focus on flying with autopilot, rather than actually flying an airplane.

    This means that American pilots in general, have way more experience flying than European pilots.

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    in reply to: Boeing 737 Max #1743844

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    The mods accidentally approved my posts out of order. The correct order is #1743633 then #1743636 then #1743642 then #1743643.
    Continuation from post #1743642.

    A big factor in both crashes was pilot experience, or rather, lack of it.
    America and Europe have different requirements to become an airline pilot. In Europe, one only needs a commercial certificate which consists of at least 250 hours of flight time. Then you need to get a rating for the plane you fly and now you are ready to fly for an airline.

    In America, you need an airline license which consists of 1500 hours of flight time. This means that any pilot flying for an American airline, has almost 5 times more experience than their European counterparts.

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    in reply to: Boeing 737 Max #1743633

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    Airlines usually stick as much as possible to the same plane so they only have to train pilots for one type of plane. Boeing made all the models of the 737 similar enough that once a pilot had a rating for one model, he can fly all of them.
    A few years ago, a new larger engine was developed and Airbus started using it. As there is intense competition between Airbus and Boeing, Boeing decided to put it on the 737. This required to change the location of the wheels and move the engines higher so they wouldn’t hit the ground.
    By doing this, the plane now handled differently than all the other 737s, and the airlines would not want to buy it. Boeing created a system that automatically moves the nose down a little, to counteract the excessive nose high tendency, and make it act the same way as the other 737s. This system is called Maneuvering Characteristics Augmentation System (MCAS).

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    in reply to: Boeing 737 Max #1743636

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    Their is a big difference between Airbus and Boeing. Airbus uses fly-by-wire, in which everything is controlled by wires. When the pilot moves the stick , a computer tells the ailerons and elevator how much to move. This enables Airbus to use the side-stick, which takes up very little space.
    Boeing only uses hydraulics. When a pilot moves the yoke (not a stick), he is directly controlling the ailerons and elevators. This does take up more space, as there is a yoke in front of the pilot.
    Most pilots who have flown both Airbus’s and Boeing’s say they prefer Boeing because they feel more in control. Everything is predictable, and they don’t have to worry about any electrical failures, as there are many backup hydraulic systems in case one breaks.

    So when Boeing installed MCAS into the Max, it was the first fly-by-wire piece to be used in one of their planes. They decided not to tell pilots because they felt it was not necessary. If the MCAS would malfunction, it would do the same thing that an electric trim malfunction would do, force the nose down. All pilots have to do is the same thing that they do if the electrical trim malfunctions, which is, to simply turn off the electric trim.

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    in reply to: Boeing 737 Max #1743642

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    What happened in both the Lion Air and Ethiopian Air crashes was simply an MCAS malfunctioned. After the Lion Air crash, Boeing revealed the MCAS system. When pilots first found out about it, they felt betrayed by Boeing, because they didn’t tell them about the system. But Boeing and the FAA agreed that it required no additional training, as all one had to do was to turn off the system. When the Ethiopian plane crashed, more facts about MCAS were revealed.
    MCAS worked based on a single angle-of-attack (AOA) indicator which measured the angle between the wing and the air. When the angle became to great, it activated and forced the planes nose down with the trim.
    That is one of the mistakes that Boeing made, and they are currently working to add a second sensor to the system. But that is not the only reason the planes crashed.

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    in reply to: Boeing 737 Max #1743643

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    I will continue tomorrow, as it is getting late here and I need to get some sleep.

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    in reply to: Boeing 737 Max #1743617

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    Why don’t you provide an expert analysis of why the crashes occurred, and who was at fault?

    I’m no expert (I only fly a Cessna 172) but I’ve read many articles about it, and I can try to explain what happened from those articles. (I cant post links, but everything I will be saying comes from the website of the Airplane Owners and Pilots Association.) I will explain in it in a few posts, to make it easier for the mods

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    in reply to: Drone Taxis #1742432

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    @lakewhut
    Whether robots are safer than humans is a big debate.
    On the one hand, most plane crashes are caused by pilot error.
    On the flip side, there have been many incidents in where planes would have crashed if not for the pilot thinking out of the box.

    The recent helicopter crash in Manhattan is an example of a crash caused by pilot error. The pilot was not instrument rated and was not allowed to fly in limited visibility. He waited for 2 hours for the weather to clear up and in the end he went for it, causing him to crash. A drone would not have crashed in that situation.

    But what would have happened to the plane by the “miracle on the Hudson” if it would not have had a pilot on board. Would it have went for the Hudson or tried to go an airport.

    Pilots go through training to react correctly if the engine fails. Do you go for the highway, beach, soccer field, or any other place. it is dependent on many variables, and usually just common sense. If there is traffic on the highway, don’t land there. If there are kids playing ball on a field, don’t land there.

    Each case is different, and the big question is, are people ready to put there lives in the hands of a drone that will only do what its programmed to do?

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    in reply to: Drone Taxis #1742286

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    You don’t need to worry about flying on a drone just yet. Uber is planning on launching Uber Air in 2023 with pilots on all of the aircraft, in a few cities like LA and Dallas. In 2026 they will expand to more cities, and by 2028 they plan to start the process of adding drones to the fleet.

    Uber is also working with companies to develop skyports, and NASA is working to develop a traffic system for drones like Uber Air and Prime Air.

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    in reply to: krav maga mandatory in all yeshivoth #1741687

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    Interesting idea.

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    in reply to: Self checkout #1741559

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    The workers are not the ones doing the choosing. The machine randomly selects people by itself (probably an algorithm or something) and calls the attendant over.

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    in reply to: Self checkout #1741358

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    Stop n Shop in America works the same way with the scanners. The difference is that you do not have to go to a special station after paying. Instead, randomly people will get picked and they will check any number of items in your cart to make sure that you paid. Most of the time, you pay and leave without any hassle.

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    in reply to: Shopping before Shabbos #1740252

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    Captain, does that happen?

    Yes

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    in reply to: Shopping before Shabbos #1739875

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    How about hiking up prices of flowers on erev Shavuos?

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    in reply to: Self checkout #1739548

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    @amil-zola At airports with no fuel trucks they do taxi up to the fuel pump. We just face the pump (not too close) instead of pulling up alongside it (like a car).
    Then you attach a grounding cable to the exhaust pipe (tailpipe of a plane, located at he front of the plane).
    After the plane is safely grounded, you can begin fueling the same way you do to a car. The only differences are that by a plane you can actually see the fuel coming out of the nozzle and it does not stop coming out automatically like by a car.

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    in reply to: Birthday Celebration #1739552

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    Give them a free flying lesson.

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    in reply to: New Ongoing Story, please add your continuations. #1739315

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    Meanwhile Baruch and O’Keefle realized that they were no ordinary muggles. They discovered they had the ability to use The Force. They promptly built lightsabers and challenged Harry Potter to a wand vs. lightsaber duel.

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    in reply to: New Ongoing Story, please add your continuations. #1738941

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    They took off and started to climb. As they got higher, the alpaca/man started freaking out. He got so scared that he opened the door and jumped out of the plane. That’s when he realized the aliens gave him the power to shape shift. The alpaca/man promptly turned into a bird and quickly landed because he was still scared of heights.

    Meanwhile Baruch was able to fly faster because the plane was lighter.

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    in reply to: Getting haircuts is bad for your health (T) #1738820

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    100% of people who get haircuts die.

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    in reply to: so funny!!! #1737932

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    Do peoples um laughs umm change after 8 years?

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    in reply to: New Ongoing Story, please add your continuations. #1736968

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    Along the way, they passed an airport with many small planes parked there. As Baruch had recently gotten his pilots license (https://www.theyeshivaworld.com/coffeeroom/topic/new-ongoing-story-please-add-your-continuations/page/2/#post-1657895), they decided to rent an airplane and fly the rest of the way.

    What he didn’t realize, was that alpacas are terrified of heights.

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    in reply to: Self checkout #1736970

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    Same goes for gas. I just find it easier and quicker to do it myself than to wait for the attendant.

    That’s only for cars. For planes its the opposite.

    At airports with a fuel truck available, I always call the fuel truck. It saves a lot of time, and I can preflight or tie down the plane without taking time to refuel by myself. Many airports do not have a fuel truck available, so then I have to refuel the plane myself from a self serve.

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    in reply to: Is English Holy??? #1736465

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    And it is the language of Pilots.

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    in reply to: YiddishKite Under Attack!!! #1736451

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    YiddishKite Under Attack!!!

    Quick, deploy the Iron Dome!!

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    I have no clue what sarcasm is.

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    in reply to: NeutiquamErro's favorite thread with an obscure title #1735527

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    Moderators. can you please change the name of this thread to something on the threads topic. I don’t think anyone is looking at it because of the vague title.

    Thanks,
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