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I Am TheModerator


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I'm not much of an artist.
I'm more of a computer programming, rocket sciencing, video producing, 3D Modelling, feral hunting, system hacking, mountain climbing, bow shooting, file decrypting, server hosting, generic all round badass.

I'm not without my faults; I have some very severe ones that I don't like to talk about.
I am not an expert on dragon butts

But the bio isn't a place to look modest, it's a place to impress. So, here's a pic of me, doing what I do best: Epicosity.


"If you never look behind, you're missing half the story"
- Jon (A doctor who's helped me a lot)

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Feel free to tag me, but be warned, I will not take you seriously and you will regret it
Just wanna talk? Add me on steam: rjsowden

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Profile


Name: TheModerator
Age: 18
Sex: Huehuehuehue
Location: Britain
Website: Looking for 3D models? Check out roestudios.co.uk/project/3d-po…
Languages: English (Expert), German, French, Spanish (Novice)
Occupation: Design Engineer in Aerospace. Programmer. Sometimes even I don't know.
Relaxation: Not my style. If you don't move, you're dead. Perhaps not literally, but, dead in a metaphorical sense.
Attitude: Forced Extrovert
Qualifications: A few GCSEs. They're the qualifications that british people get when they're 16
Aspirations: To be the best. Like noone ever was
OS: Any redhat Linux distro, though Win7 when I have no other option
Strengths: Nothing gets to me
Weaknesses: Nothing gets to me
Favorite Artist: streetdragon95. Simply wonderful. The stuff he does with the stuff he's given is breathtaking
Favorite Setting: Can't decide. I like either places with lots of trees, or nice big industrial workshops.

Got something to ask me? Comments, notes, emails. No matter what it is, I'll always answer. Ignorance is a billion times worse than curiosity.

Interesting Facts


> A human can survive in space without protection for up to 2 minutes (though permanent damage occurs within the first second)
> The sharp/dial/hashtag symbol # is actually called an octothorpe
> And the pointy up arrow ^ is a sarcastiquote, used to denote sarcastic passages of text, or words to be read in a sarcastic mannor. It's ^Really^ useful.
> Humans actually use significantly more than 9% of their brainpower, unlike the urban myth suggests.
> You can crack any computer password by using your phone's microphone and some complex analysis to listen to the noise the CPU makes when it processes it.
> The cake is a lie
> In the UK, it is legal to carry a knife longer than 3 inches in public... If you have a reason to, such as if you are a butcher.
> It only takes a maximum of 3 inches to please any woman; they do not even care if it's Visa or Mastercard.
> The english word with the most definitions is 'set', and has over 24 different meanings (unlike 'fuck', which has less than 10 officially recognised ones).
> You can escape from zip tie handcuffs by using your knee and the levering affect of your arms, rapidly combined to produce a sheer force across the locking feature. This also works on duct tape.

Wait, you wanted interesting facts about ME!?!?
Well, it is my profile so that makes sense...
Okay, 20 little-known facts about TheModeraotr


> My favorite color is either Black or Light Blue.
> Last time I checked, I was dead on the german average height for a male.
> I don't mind crowds, but if anyone touches me and I don't expect it, I habitually react violently. I once dislocated my friend's index finger because he patted me on the shoulder at a train station.
> ... I've got 110% vision, but one of my eyes is slightly lopsided. I haven't decided which one.
> I move about a lot. I'm never in the same bed for more than a month at a time
> Bed salespeople love me.
> I left school and started work at 16.
> I published one of my addresses on the internet for anyone to find, but people still ask me where I live.
> Sometimes, when it is cold outside, I like to breach out deeply and pretend I am a dragon
(getting desperate...)
> Some say, that I think entirely in an ancient version of binary. And that if I were confronted with a choice between three objects of similar color, my left ankle would rotate anticlockwise. All you know is, I'm called TheModerator. :iconstigplz: (Top gear fans will get that one)
> Whenever I do an endurance challange, I carry a bag with 5kg of water and give some to those in need along the route.
> My milkshake brings all the boys to the yard.
> Contrary to popular belief, I was not raised by, nor have I ever even seen, a wolf.
> I once asked a secruity guard at an airport why he allowed people to fly with LiPo batteries in their laptops, when they could be exploded with enough force to damage the airframe, simply by shorting two terminals. He didn't know.
> People often confuse me for the real slim shady; this is due - in part - to my tenancy to stand up during particular music tracks.
> I can rap the entirity of Rap God by eminem at a vary high accuracy.
> I think that European keyboards are a genetic defect and should be treated as such: Nice and sympathetically, but also secretly wishing it would go away.
> When I'm offered 1 free sample of something, I take 2, because I'm a wild stallion that can not be tamed.

Lessons Learnt


Occasionally, something deep and profound happens to me that really does teach me how to do better in life. Something that proved a learning experience for me. And I feel it's only fair for me to make sure you can learn from it too, without making the same mistakes...

> That lady you think is pregnant is just fat. Don't make it awkward.
> Brush teeth first, then put on tie.
> The tie reflects the person. Clip on ties are stupid, and toothpaste stained ones are much worse.
> The only reason to point any weapon at someone is if you have the full intention to fire it.
> "It's not that much food" is almost certainly too much food.
> Keep your enemies close, so you can figure out what bugs them most.

FAQ


You're a computer hacker!?
Ex-computer hacker. I stopped.
Why are you a design engineer at 18? Don't you need to go to unive-
Nope. So long as you're talented and make yourself known, you can get offered an apprenticeship. Some companies even pay to send you to uni, which is nice, because you don't get any student debt. I'd seriously recommend it to ANYONE. If you're interested in following that route, please, PM me with any questions you may have.
You hunt?
Yes, since I was 14. I use a recurve bow with a measly 64lb pull strength and some home-made arrows. My knife was an 18th birthday present and I've got about a 10x12 mile rectangle of land where I'm allowed.
I'm coming to England! Can we meet up?
Sure. I'm not really based in any particular part of the country, so just let me know whereabouts you're going and I'll see if I can make it.
What exactly is your job? It seems like a lot of things
It is. I'm technically a Component Definition Engineer, which basically encompasses most aspects of component/part/thing design, from the initial conception, to the 3D model, to drawing the technical drawing, to the actual part starting to be machined/made. I'm also responsible for automating parts of that process, plus I do other stuff on the side too.
Why do you sound different whenever you speak?
Haha. It's to do with where I've been and who I've been talking to. I have Queens English, Yorkshire, Jordie and German accents, but they only become pronounced after I've spent a few days in the location the accent is from. Paradoxically, it's only these accents: I'm very slow at picking up other ones.

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I've not got everything sorted out just yet. But when I do, prepare yourself.



TESTING


Guess what!?!!? I don't do commissions.

(Just kidding. I'm checking some software which figures out if a user does c0mmissions or not.)
Interests

Activity


I have found the Pokemon X & Y .bin files I needed to extract the models. Just taken a quick peek at them - and I'll need a bit longer to confirm this - but guys... This looks doable.
----- The following content is not suitable for Justin Beiber fans. The following content is very suitable for his enemies. -----

Firstly, this journal is dedicated to Deltios who has recently made me very proud by taking up the wonderful skill of archery. It's something I'd recommend to anyone, certainly, and in this journal I'll share with you a few cool hi-speed shots of how it works as well as my protips. But first, to draw you in, here's a picture of what I do for training other people: Shooting Justin Beiber

LEFT:This is a good shot. The neck is nice and fleshy, carries important bits, and is reasonably large and exposed even when the person is trying to hide. RIGHT: My friend Joe demonstrating my hipster deterrent

Okay back on topic...
As a few of you may know, I've had my own equipment taken off me (Bow and both hunting and regular arrows), so whilst I can't show anyone else considering taking up the art an exact "This is how you do it", I DO have some old 500fps footage converted in to gifs which I can accompany with some of the tips from me. I'll not ask why you've suddenly been given a weapon without any training. I dunno, perhaps it's the zombie apocoypse and you chose the bow and arrows for reliability, reusable ammo, and sheer badassery. If you hurt yourself or others from this advice, or think you're competent from reading one journal on the internet, it's SO not my fault. I in no way endorse any of the practices mentioned in this article.

Firstly, I'm not sure what exactly I'm doing in any of these clips, or how old the clips are; I can say that they're at 30fps and 500fps (I.e, normal speed and 16 times slower). I only look about a foot smaller and my draw speed is pretty quick, so I'd think it's recent. Then again, I'm wearing the arm-guard (That polycarbonate shield on my left arm) and using normal arrows, but not the finger guard,which I can't remember doing for at least 6 years, so I'd guess they're 4-6 years old. I'm guessing the target is high-up or close, because ideally, my elbow should be in line with the arrow, not angled upwards. On the subject of arm guards...

Here's what happened to me one day when I was hunting, turned too quickly whilst firing, and promptly burnt my arm, which brings me to my first lesson for you guys: NEVER SHOOT WHILST YOUR ARMS ARE MOVING. Otherwise you will be shooting your arms. A large amount of swearing is certain.


Stance
Your feet should be facing 90 degrees to where you're shooting, as should your chest; the principle here is to make sure you're exposed to the enemy as little as possible, and get maximum draw from the bow. If you're female (or a particularly large-chested male), you NEED to wear body armor across your chest, or you be loosing body parts. The footage above is good, but ideally you should be able to put a meter ruler on your shoulder blades and have the end touch both your arms (a large meter ruler, if you're like me and have a stupidly long wingspan). Note here how my draw length is longer than the arrow, and so I'm having to not pull ALL the way back, lest I end up with an arrow digging in to the back of my hand. After firing, your bow-holding arm should stay rigid or drop slightly. Rising, or wobbling indicates your grip wasn't secure and the arrow probably won't go where you intended


Aiming
It's all very well and good being able to fire the damn thing, but if you don't aim, you're going to run in to issues (and by 'issues', this could mean 'zombies'). Just to get a sense of scale, a typical paintball gun will fire at 200mph, the fastest production car in the world does 267mph, but a crappily shot arrow does 380mph. Whilst this isn't the 750mph a 9mm pistol round can achieve, a pistol round can weigh anything from 5-7 grams. Your average arrow can be anything from 15-30 grams, which is three times the weight at only half the speed: An arrow has more momentum and more destructive power than your typical handgun suck it america. But an arrow is longer, and that's the important thing to note: Even after you've fired, there's still about 6ms where the arrow is still touching the bow; moving in this time (which a lot of people do when they suddenly release a 30kg deadweight) will still alter the trajectory of the shot. Aim to get your bow-holding-arm dead rigid so that this doesn't happen. If you're using a sight (and there's nothing wrong with that), ensure that the bowstring and the sight dot intersect each other in your aiming eye. The further away you are, the higher up you have to aim, also. Using some projectile equations (see, Latrion, they do come in useful!), you can figure out that a target that's 10 yards away than it normally is will require an angle adjustment of roughly 0.5 degrees, which is no small feat when your arms are ALSO effectively pulling away from each other with 30kg of force. "yeah good luck with that" - my teacher, when I was trying to grasp this concept at age 11

Equipment
*tugs collar*. I own(ed) 2 bows, an aluminium one (the blue on on the top right image), and a wooden one. Wood is much more forgiving on the hands, but aluminium is lighter. Either way, be prepared to spend at least £200, up to £500. Ensure you buy a good one, though, so it's only ever ~£300 ONCE. Replacement limbs (the white bits at the top and bottom of the wooden bit) can cost anything from £60 to £200. Finally, arrows. In the UK, hunting arrows are strictly regulated, so don't bother unless you know a guy who makes them. Arrows for sport (no barbs) cost about £5 per arrow (more if you want carbon fiber, feather fletchings or any other fancy stuff). The ones in these videos are a mix of Aluminium and CF; there aren't any barbed arrows in shot because firing them at a non-squishy target is likely to break them. As you can see in the hi-speed footage above, arrows, when fired, actually wobble. This is because the bow is so powerful, the arrow's from stays stationary for about 0.5 milliseconds, whilst the bowstring compresses the arrow. The bow above is fitted with 32lb limbs, though I now use(d) 60lb limbs (Meaning pulling back takes the same effort as lifting a ~30kg weight a meter off the ground, with one arm), but bow limbs can go all the way up past 150lbs. Then you're entering longbow territory.

So there is a quick-and-dirty lowdown of the top tips and advice for anyone who's just started or considering to start learning how to use the ultimate zombie protection weapon! Leave a comment with any other questions, or just to let me know which bow you preferred! (It's a close tie, 50% like the blue one, 50% like the wooden one, so far)
  • Mood: Pride
Congratulations! to Nevan12 to be the second person to have the balls to include me in a tag, even though my profile says you won't be taken seriously. Round of applause to this dude and his wyvernly crew for giving me the chance to be my normal sarcastic self!

On to the questions:

1. If you could go anywhere in the world for only one day, Where would you go ?


Could you imagine the look on his face? He'd be all "How did you get in my fridge?" and "What did you do with all my food?"

2. How does your favorite color smells ?


IMAX Projector.

3. If you could live inside a game, Whichone would you chose ?

Some people compare me to a male katniss so we might as well go for this one.

4. What is the cure for lazynes ?

Any form of motivation, be it food, a partner, or military response such as small arms fire all the way up to the threat of nuclear war and the resulting elimination of the human race in it's entirity, can be used to cure laziness.

5. Do You like Waffles ?

No, he's a good dude, but we're just co-workers. He's got a real name but it's Chinese and all we can pronounce about it is that it starts with W, so we call him Waffles. 

Nominations:
To pass this on, I nominate US President Barrack Obama (from Question #1), UK Treasurer Giddien Osborne (No I will never call you George, I don't respect you enough - or in deed at all - for that), and the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge. Your questions are the same as mine.
  • Mood: Christmas Spirited
  • Listening to: "Weird Al": INACTIVE ('RADIOACTIVE' Parody)
Gentlemen the world over:

Wherever you are now, whatever you're doing, I invite you to this journal to praise something that - we shall all agree - is truly immense. It need not matter your age, or race, or skin colour, nor sexuality, eye colour, weight or height. It is one thing that truely brings us together, no matter what conflict we may have. Be you on one of the opposing sides of the Ukraine/Russia argument, or on any one of the sides currently at each other's throats in the middle east.

Black, White eyed, White, Gay, Yellow, Bisexual, Blue eyed, Brown eyed, Tall, Short, Skinny, Fat, or Normal, I think I speak for every single man on the planet when I say:

Scratching your balls after doing some kind of excercise is one helluva feeling.

This just in, apparently this journal didn't include women, which was, apparently, sexist. Well, you got your mention now. You're welcome.
  • Listening to: "Weird Al" Yankovic: FOIL ('ROYALS' Parody)
  • Reading: OS Maps. Seriously guys, learn to read maps.
  • Playing: Pokémon NXT
  • Eating: STEAK STEAK STEAK!
  • Drinking: Take a guess...
I'm not going to post these as an art-pieces because it's not really in most of my watcher's interests (namely, pokemon (except for one image at the bottom)). All the same, have some really nice pictures of nature! The photos look much much better full size, so please EXPAND this entry to really see the images!
I had a really nice time last week:


My tent is bottom left/right respectively.
Due to some somewhat-foreseen circumstances, I had to go away for a week, which ended up with me wandering around - of all places - the British lake district:

 As you can see, there's absolutely nobody for absolutely miles. My goal for this errant expedition was
  1. Try and avoid other people wherever possible
  2. Stay above 1000ft altitude
I can say I definitely say I achieved the second one, thanks to a re-trace of the route on several Ordinance Survey maps. As for the first, well that's a matter of opinion. I took a photo of the closest I got to another person: (in a game I'd like to call 'spot the human' (hints and zoom to the right)) 



Objectives aside, here are a few nice pictures I took over the few days. I must point out, though they were taken over a few days, I had to pack light, so I'm wearing the same gear in all of them (that did didn't smell nice, but you get used to it.)



At least I didn't have to carry much water. There was plenty of fresh water pretty much everywhere.




In the background of this one is actually the Isle of Man. That's how high I was. (Altitude. Not drugs.)

Mandatory arty rock shots


This one I was just checking my camera but it turned out so well


Anyhow, if anyone wants to use these in any way, feel absolutely free to! Just let me know, like the wonderful :iconnevan12: Nevan12, who added a nice-looking Latios to one of them. Check it out and give it a fave:
Relaxing Scent by Nevan12

I have a few others, too. If you want to see something in particular, or think I should make a particular one, tell me in the comments!

Peace!
  • Listening to: "Weird Al" Yankovic: FOIL ('ROYALS' Parody)
  • Reading: OS Maps. Seriously guys, learn to read maps.
  • Playing: Pokémon NXT
  • Eating: STEAK STEAK STEAK!
  • Drinking: Take a guess...
----- The following content is not suitable for Justin Beiber fans. The following content is very suitable for his enemies. -----

Firstly, this journal is dedicated to Deltios who has recently made me very proud by taking up the wonderful skill of archery. It's something I'd recommend to anyone, certainly, and in this journal I'll share with you a few cool hi-speed shots of how it works as well as my protips. But first, to draw you in, here's a picture of what I do for training other people: Shooting Justin Beiber

LEFT:This is a good shot. The neck is nice and fleshy, carries important bits, and is reasonably large and exposed even when the person is trying to hide. RIGHT: My friend Joe demonstrating my hipster deterrent

Okay back on topic...
As a few of you may know, I've had my own equipment taken off me (Bow and both hunting and regular arrows), so whilst I can't show anyone else considering taking up the art an exact "This is how you do it", I DO have some old 500fps footage converted in to gifs which I can accompany with some of the tips from me. I'll not ask why you've suddenly been given a weapon without any training. I dunno, perhaps it's the zombie apocoypse and you chose the bow and arrows for reliability, reusable ammo, and sheer badassery. If you hurt yourself or others from this advice, or think you're competent from reading one journal on the internet, it's SO not my fault. I in no way endorse any of the practices mentioned in this article.

Firstly, I'm not sure what exactly I'm doing in any of these clips, or how old the clips are; I can say that they're at 30fps and 500fps (I.e, normal speed and 16 times slower). I only look about a foot smaller and my draw speed is pretty quick, so I'd think it's recent. Then again, I'm wearing the arm-guard (That polycarbonate shield on my left arm) and using normal arrows, but not the finger guard,which I can't remember doing for at least 6 years, so I'd guess they're 4-6 years old. I'm guessing the target is high-up or close, because ideally, my elbow should be in line with the arrow, not angled upwards. On the subject of arm guards...

Here's what happened to me one day when I was hunting, turned too quickly whilst firing, and promptly burnt my arm, which brings me to my first lesson for you guys: NEVER SHOOT WHILST YOUR ARMS ARE MOVING. Otherwise you will be shooting your arms. A large amount of swearing is certain.


Stance
Your feet should be facing 90 degrees to where you're shooting, as should your chest; the principle here is to make sure you're exposed to the enemy as little as possible, and get maximum draw from the bow. If you're female (or a particularly large-chested male), you NEED to wear body armor across your chest, or you be loosing body parts. The footage above is good, but ideally you should be able to put a meter ruler on your shoulder blades and have the end touch both your arms (a large meter ruler, if you're like me and have a stupidly long wingspan). Note here how my draw length is longer than the arrow, and so I'm having to not pull ALL the way back, lest I end up with an arrow digging in to the back of my hand. After firing, your bow-holding arm should stay rigid or drop slightly. Rising, or wobbling indicates your grip wasn't secure and the arrow probably won't go where you intended


Aiming
It's all very well and good being able to fire the damn thing, but if you don't aim, you're going to run in to issues (and by 'issues', this could mean 'zombies'). Just to get a sense of scale, a typical paintball gun will fire at 200mph, the fastest production car in the world does 267mph, but a crappily shot arrow does 380mph. Whilst this isn't the 750mph a 9mm pistol round can achieve, a pistol round can weigh anything from 5-7 grams. Your average arrow can be anything from 15-30 grams, which is three times the weight at only half the speed: An arrow has more momentum and more destructive power than your typical handgun suck it america. But an arrow is longer, and that's the important thing to note: Even after you've fired, there's still about 6ms where the arrow is still touching the bow; moving in this time (which a lot of people do when they suddenly release a 30kg deadweight) will still alter the trajectory of the shot. Aim to get your bow-holding-arm dead rigid so that this doesn't happen. If you're using a sight (and there's nothing wrong with that), ensure that the bowstring and the sight dot intersect each other in your aiming eye. The further away you are, the higher up you have to aim, also. Using some projectile equations (see, Latrion, they do come in useful!), you can figure out that a target that's 10 yards away than it normally is will require an angle adjustment of roughly 0.5 degrees, which is no small feat when your arms are ALSO effectively pulling away from each other with 30kg of force. "yeah good luck with that" - my teacher, when I was trying to grasp this concept at age 11

Equipment
*tugs collar*. I own(ed) 2 bows, an aluminium one (the blue on on the top right image), and a wooden one. Wood is much more forgiving on the hands, but aluminium is lighter. Either way, be prepared to spend at least £200, up to £500. Ensure you buy a good one, though, so it's only ever ~£300 ONCE. Replacement limbs (the white bits at the top and bottom of the wooden bit) can cost anything from £60 to £200. Finally, arrows. In the UK, hunting arrows are strictly regulated, so don't bother unless you know a guy who makes them. Arrows for sport (no barbs) cost about £5 per arrow (more if you want carbon fiber, feather fletchings or any other fancy stuff). The ones in these videos are a mix of Aluminium and CF; there aren't any barbed arrows in shot because firing them at a non-squishy target is likely to break them. As you can see in the hi-speed footage above, arrows, when fired, actually wobble. This is because the bow is so powerful, the arrow's from stays stationary for about 0.5 milliseconds, whilst the bowstring compresses the arrow. The bow above is fitted with 32lb limbs, though I now use(d) 60lb limbs (Meaning pulling back takes the same effort as lifting a ~30kg weight a meter off the ground, with one arm), but bow limbs can go all the way up past 150lbs. Then you're entering longbow territory.

So there is a quick-and-dirty lowdown of the top tips and advice for anyone who's just started or considering to start learning how to use the ultimate zombie protection weapon! Leave a comment with any other questions, or just to let me know which bow you preferred! (It's a close tie, 50% like the blue one, 50% like the wooden one, so far)
  • Mood: Pride

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DarkbrineWithGaming Featured By Owner Oct 17, 2014  Student Digital Artist
Hello.
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Hello.
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DarkbrineWithGaming Featured By Owner Oct 17, 2014  Student Digital Artist
Hello.
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Hello.
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DarkbrineWithGaming Featured By Owner Oct 17, 2014  Student Digital Artist
How are you?
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TheModerator Featured By Owner Oct 17, 2014
Tired and hungry. It's 0030 over here. This comment is the last thing I'm going to write before I clock off for the night.
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Xosonu Featured By Owner Oct 8, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Hi :( bI really like your art, your models and your accent. I"m just curious: what program do you use for your Pokémon models?
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TheModerator Featured By Owner Oct 8, 2014
Ohhhh, stop it you *blushes*.
I use Blender primarily, but for the hacking of the models I use software I make myself :D
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Xosonu Featured By Owner Oct 8, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you :) Another question: how long does it takes for you to make a middle sized model?
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TheModerator Featured By Owner Oct 10, 2014
I do not model organic objects (Things with curves not defined by an equation). The pokemon models are all hacked from various Nintendo games, and took about a month to extract all 500 of them.

Medium-resolution inorganics take approximately a day, three if you want an ASME M14 Compliant engineering drawing to go with it. But most people don't need this one, lol.
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