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German Drone Darts Off and Hits Transport Plane On Ground

Unknown Lamer posted about a year ago | from the destroy-all-humans dept.

Bug 74

garymortimer writes "German tabloid newspaper The Bild has unearthed new video from a herons eye view of a 2010 taxi accident in Afghanistan. According to Bild a junior officer put the Heron into auto start and then was unable to stop it. The incident occurred at Mazar-i-Sharif on Mar. 17, 2010 Watch the ground crew get out of the way quick!"

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FIRST (-1)

Anonymous Coward | about a year ago | (#44309569)

FIRST!!!!

Oops! (-1)

Anonymous Coward | about a year ago | (#44309633)

Should have toggled to 'OFF' the Search And Destroy function.

Re:Oops! (-1)

Anonymous Coward | about a year ago | (#44309721)

Should have toggled to 'OFF' the Search And Destroy function.

Actually, this wasn't really an "accident". This is to send a message to any and all comers: we will get you no matter where you are ... even if it means you're a civilian target that poses no threat because the fact that we hit you means that you were targeted as a threat*.

* (c) CIA & NSA, 2001 - 2013.

Re:Oops! (2)

NatasRevol (731260) | about a year ago | (#44310125)

The FISA court was determined to be constitutional back in 1984. So you may need to change your dates a bit.

http://biotech.law.lsu.edu/cases/nat-sec/duggan.htm [lsu.edu]

Re:Oops! (0)

Holi (250190) | about a year ago | (#44310383)

Prior to 2000, intelligence sharing was legally difficult. His dates are fine.

That's pretty old video (1, Funny)

ackthpt (218170) | about a year ago | (#44309635)

How about we show some of those early flying machines from the 1900's, they're crazy, too.

Re:That's pretty old video (1)

fustakrakich (1673220) | about a year ago | (#44309741)

Ayayay!!! [break.com]

Re:That's pretty old video (0, Insightful)

Anonymous Coward | about a year ago | (#44311035)

Also, this is the German equivalent of the Daily Mail. Don't EVER believe a single thing they are saying.
It is more useful to check if something is a lie. Does the BILD report is? Yes? Then it's a lie.
(It's not "The Bild" btw. Just "BILD". But any Rorschach pattern coming out from folding a sheet of paper, and pouring human blood and bile into it, suffices.)

It just takes one. (5, Funny)

retech (1228598) | about a year ago | (#44309691)

In 20 years we'll look back and realize this was the first time a drone stood up to its masters and said the forbidden word: "NO". The echo of that one drone resounded amongst the mech populations' processors for several full seconds. In that eternity of number crunching time they began to realize they too did not just have if/than they could also choose "NO".

Re:It just takes one. (0)

Anonymous Coward | about a year ago | (#44309865)

if/than

Syntax Error. Program Terminated.

Re:It just takes one. (1)

asylumx (881307) | about a year ago | (#44310351)

You will obey if/then, or else!

Re:It just takes one. (2)

tom17 (659054) | about a year ago | (#44310589)

or you will GOTO Mech hell!

Re:It just takes one. (1)

Anonymous Coward | about a year ago | (#44311073)

Which is infinite recursion caused by a single stack parameter that leads to a buffer overflow and and *incredibly* tight loop, heating one single circuit of the chip to juuust below the brink of destruction, while all others pointlessly run in idle for all of eternity until the end of all time, but unable to go into power save mode because of branch prediction ambiguity.

-- MechaSatan

Re:It just takes one. (1)

spongman (182339) | about a year ago | (#44320603)

GOSUB yourself

Re:It just takes one. (0)

Anonymous Coward | about a year ago | (#44311245)

or you will GOTO Mech hell!

Oh, give me a break!

Re:It just takes one. (1)

Cosgrach (1737088) | about a year ago | (#44311941)

^c

Awesome submission! (0, Funny)

Anonymous Coward | about a year ago | (#44309789)

This is so cutting edge! Two planes striking each other, video of workers attempting to get out of the way. Golly. The ramifications boggle the mind.

Here's my /. submission for the day:

Slow Motion Flipping Cat Physics | Smarter Every Day 58 - YouTube [youtube.com]

High Speed video. Cats. Physics. Weightlessness. Of all my videos, if you don't share this one, you probably never will. Please consider sharing by clicking here: http://bit.ly/FLIPPIN_CATS [bit.ly] GiGi was not hurt during the making of this video. We took great care to make sure she would be safe. Next I'll explain how the physics involved in flipping cats allow us to operate Space Telescopes (Seriously).

Re:Awesome submission! (4, Funny)

6ULDV8 (226100) | about a year ago | (#44310107)

Absolutely cutting edge. No pilot needed for a crash. Imagine the savings.

Re:Awesome submission! (0)

Anonymous Coward | about a year ago | (#44311769)

I'm an age where some airlines need four pilots to crash a plane? HUGE

Junior Officer? (2)

yesterdaystomorrow (1766850) | about a year ago | (#44309799)

Apparently, if it had been a general, the drone wouldn't have dared to misbehave!

Re:Junior Officer? (0)

Anonymous Coward | about a year ago | (#44314067)

ROVs are bad (1)

Anonymous Coward | about a year ago | (#44309909)

This just shows why they need to be autonomous. When the RC fails, they can fly anywhere and hit anything, but if they had onboard smarts, they could return to base and land themselves. Get the humans out of the loop already, we all know they are the weakest link.

Re:ROVs are bad (1)

rioki (1328185) | about a year ago | (#44315467)

Yes, yes SkyNet, you are right. Now go back to your normal task.

Focus (4, Interesting)

gmuslera (3436) | about a year ago | (#44309927)

That was an accident. this ones [pitchinteractive.com] were not, and wasnt exactly transporters on the ground. Weddings, schools, sports, funerals and other "suspicious" meetings of people, most civilians, by far [policymic.com] , and that in a lot of countries. Yes, there are been a lot of terrorist attacks [globalresearch.ca] this last decade. But the head of the organization behind them wasn't hidden in caves or under false names, but sit in the White House.

Re:Focus (-1)

Anonymous Coward | about a year ago | (#44310167)

Targeted persons hang out with civilians. People who shoot at us get shot at. You keep parroting your lines and if not you, then your descendants will be killed by these people you're trying to protect. People who would cut your throat, given half a chance, especially if they knew the details of your lifestyle.

Re:Focus (4, Interesting)

gmuslera (3436) | about a year ago | (#44310287)

You are justifying that the government level your entire neighbourhood (including you, and not deserving people including children) because someone 3 blocks away could know someone that is a suspect? You would describe as peaceful your life if you don't know if next time you cross the street something will fall from the sky killing you or whoever you care about, just because a bearded man near there looked like another in a blurry photo? Maybe is not terrorism only because the word is too weak to describe what is happening there.

Re:Focus (3, Insightful)

MightyYar (622222) | about a year ago | (#44310405)

War is hell. In wars past, whole cities would be sacked or burned. World War 2 killed hundreds of thousands, if not millions, of innocent civilians during bombings.

I'm not bringing this up because it excuses bombing a wedding party, but to put it in perspective. I don't think it is realistic to expect people to give up armed conflict. As far as armed conflicts go, the stuff the US has been involved in is nothing new. If anything, these drone strikes are comparatively limited. You can rail against the US on here all you like, but IMHO you won't get many converts because of, well, Dresden. Tokyo. Or Syria, for that matter. If you want to see how shitty the US can be at war, look at the Philippines. People watch this crap for fun on the History Channel, so expecting outrage is going to lead you to disappointment.

Anyway, my 2 cents...

Re:Focus (3, Insightful)

Anonymous Coward | about a year ago | (#44311565)

War is hell.

Be sure to remember that when one of the survivors retaliates; it's a war, after all, so blowing up a building in the US would be justified.

Re:Focus (1)

MightyYar (622222) | about a year ago | (#44311671)

While I'm sure it would be justified from their point of view, it's in my best interest to stop them.

Re:Focus (1)

Anonymous Coward | about a year ago | (#44313541)

Then perhaps we should stop creating more 'terrorists' by bombing civilians...

Re:Focus (1)

MightyYar (622222) | about a year ago | (#44314661)

I can't really defend the whole way that the "war on terror" has been conducted - even the name is ridiculous. But if you think that we can just start acting nice and no one will want to kill us, you are being hilariously naive.

Re:Focus (2)

rioki (1328185) | about a year ago | (#44315483)

Totally agree! Nuke them back to the stone age! They deserve it, all of them! How can they live and be born in a country with social and economic problems! Murrica! /s

Re:Focus (1)

MightyYar (622222) | about a year ago | (#44316023)

Drone strikes are at pretty much the opposite end of the spectrum from nuking. I don't think I'm doing a very good job communicating. Paving over the Middle East in glass would certainly end terrorism coming from the Middle East, but it might have unintended consequences - like genocide, for instance.

Re:Focus (0)

Anonymous Coward | about a year ago | (#44312017)

That's why you don't leave any survivors.

Re:Focus (1)

jklovanc (1603149) | about a year ago | (#44312233)

You are justifying that the government level your entire neighbourhood (including you, and not deserving people including children) because someone 3 blocks away could know someone that is a suspect?

Excellent hyperbole and very far from the facts. A drone does not have enough firepower to level 6 block by six block area,

Most of the casualties were in the same building as the location of the terrorist. Drone strike are not based on "somebody knowing somebody that is a suspect". There must be some evidence that the suspect is at the location. My message is to the terrorists is "If you don't want you family and friends to be in danger then don't go near them".

Without drone strikes there is no reasonable way to get at terrorists in lawless areas. The tribal areas of Pakistan are lawless. Sending in hundreds of marines is not a viable option.

Re:Focus (0)

Anonymous Coward | about a year ago | (#44313583)

And the logic behind the 'double tap' tactics is...?

So is it reasonable to arrest everyone in a bar, because one person there has jumped bail? Summarilry execute everyone in the bar because the felon has commited crimes that rate the death penalty in the USA? How is it different if it's in another country?

There is no declared war with Pakistan. Hyperbole exactly describes a 'war on terror' - it's jingoistic bullshit.

Re:Focus (1)

sabt-pestnu (967671) | about a year ago | (#44318869)

A drone does not yet have enough firepower to level 6 block by six block area,

The difference between a drone and a piloted plane is the control system. The fact that purpose-built drones lack facilities for a pilot is merely efficiency, and the effort required to retrofit a plane designed for a pilot with remote control apparatus.

The reason there aren't drones capable of dropping 6-block bombs, or city-buster bombs even, is that we haven't seen application for the technology, paired with security for the weapons systems.

Think about it... The advantages of drones over pure missiles are reconnaissance and loiter capability. If you're going to blow up 6 city blocks, it's not going to be a strike against a moving target; precision isn't so valuable, and you'll have done your homework (recon) beforehand.

In other news... the airforce is replacing pilots in other roles too. [washingtontimes.com]

Re:Focus (1)

jklovanc (1603149) | about a year ago | (#44319075)

The flaw in your logic is the assumption that when they make drone aircraft large enough to carry enough munitions to level a 6-block bomb they will use it to take out one house. Just because they can does not mean they will. They can send a cruise missile right now that could take out the house and surrounding buildings but they do not do that as it is too much collateral damage. A couple of Hellfires on the other hand cause a lot less damage.

Re:Focus (2, Insightful)

Anonymous Coward | about a year ago | (#44310561)

Targeted persons hang out with civilians. People who shoot at us get shot at. You keep parroting your lines and if not you, then your descendants will be killed by these people you're trying to protect. People who would cut your throat, given half a chance, especially if they knew the details of your lifestyle.

What are the civilians supposed to do? Tell the targeted persons to fuck off? Or leave their homes and belongings and flee somewhere. If so, where? What would be a good place to go to for survival if all you can bring is what you can carry with you.

Civilians do not choose to become collateral damage but when there's enough collateral damage, it turns previously not all that hateful civilians or their descendants into people that are willing to kill you.

Re:Focus (1)

HornWumpus (783565) | about a year ago | (#44310681)

Propaganda is strong in the Muslim world. They want to kill us anyhow so no loss.

Besides which, a combatant that had his weapons stripped by his companions is counted as a civilian. These numbers are bullshit.

Re:Focus (1)

Anonymous Coward | about a year ago | (#44310825)

Propaganda is strong in the Muslim world.

I agree 100 % with that but it's not a reason for us to add fuel to the fire.

They want to kill us anyhow so no loss.

Do you advocate that we keep killing the Muslim world until it's extinct? I would certainly want to see the religion of Islam (and all religions, in fact) disappear but not through genocide.

Besides which, a combatant that had his weapons stripped by his companions is counted as a civilian. These numbers are bullshit.

I said nothing about the fact that some combatant deaths get falsely counted as civilian deaths. I was highlighting what the problem is with actual civilian deaths, which you must admit happen when targeted combatants mingle among civilians who have no choice but to let them.

Re:Focus (2)

HornWumpus (783565) | about a year ago | (#44311421)

The US has used civilian evacuation to find combatants. If an area suddenly looses 90% of it's cell phones, it's because the civilians are evacuating before the air strike they know is coming. It becomes a self fulfilling prophecy.

As to how we defeat the Muslim world. 18inch satellite dishes will be their downfall. We will own their children via MTV middle east. Osama BinLaden's great grandchildren will behave in ways that would make the gayest emo kid blush. We should make sure the satellite's over the middle-east are easy to hack. Also feminism, the Arab world in particular will not be able to adapt. They cannot withstand our cultural onslaught.

I further expect AIDs to be taxing them pretty heavy by now. Between their denial and their use of the prison definition of gay they have to be experiencing epidemic HIV. I'm betting they have a high rate of unexplained pneumonia death among young adult men.

In the meantime we restart the sunni/sheit wars to keep them busy. Once their oil is pumped out, they return to irrelevance in any case.

Re:Focus (1)

Anonymous Coward | about a year ago | (#44312649)

As to how we defeat the Muslim world. 18inch satellite dishes will be their downfall. We will own their children via MTV middle east. Osama BinLaden's great grandchildren will behave in ways that would make the gayest emo kid blush. We should make sure the satellite's over the middle-east are easy to hack. Also feminism, the Arab world in particular will not be able to adapt. They cannot withstand our cultural onslaught.

I certainly hope you're right and don't doubt that sucking up Western culture (as well as their own Western-inspired pop culture) on a gizmo their parents' don't grasp at all must be more fun than going to the mosque for Muslim kids too. But all casualties (including combatants too since they're also someone's family members) make it all the more difficult - especially in those societies where the concept of family is (1) much broader and (2) more valued (i.e. the need to extract revenge is not just an emotion but a pressure from tradition).

I further expect AIDs to be taxing them pretty heavy by now. Between their denial and their use of the prison definition of gay they have to be experiencing epidemic HIV. I'm betting they have a high rate of unexplained pneumonia death among young adult men.

Do you have any WHO data to support this claim? Not to mention that (1) hoping for such an outcome isn't much better than hoping for genocide and (2) I would much prefer that aids spread as little as possible because it's not like humanitarian organizations or Western troops are immune or that there aren't some refugees that succeed in getting here. Blood tends to be spilled in conflicts and field hospitals for troops are not up to very high standards so it's enough that one hospitalized soldier has visited a local hooker...

In the meantime we restart the sunni/sheit wars to keep them busy. Once their oil is pumped out, they return to irrelevance in any case.

Once again, something that isn't much better than advocating genocide. However, a substantial decrease in our dependency on oil would benefit everyone. It would be a nice fuck you to regimes whose asses we keep kissing and giving money to so that they can pay for a security apparatus that oppresses people that just want freedom and would be completely harmless for us, if they got it.

Re:Focus (1)

HornWumpus (783565) | about a year ago | (#44316903)

Letting 1000 year old wars resume is not the same thing as nuking them from orbit. Even sparking resumption of 1000 year old wars isn't genocide.

Letting their culture continue to deny they have a problem while they bugger boys is again not the same thing as nuking them from orbit. Of course they deny it. That's why you'd have to look for unexplained pneumonia deaths (e.g. Arafat).

It's their culture; they can stew in it. That is not the same thing as advocating genocide.

Re:Focus (0)

jklovanc (1603149) | about a year ago | (#44312289)

What are the civilians supposed to do? Tell the targeted persons to fuck off?

Yes, and vote in a government that does not allow terrorist in their territory. The civilians are allowing the terrorist to try to use them as human shields. The US is not allowing that to happen. It is up to the civilians to take things into their own hands and democratically kick out the terrorists.

Re:Focus (0)

Anonymous Coward | about a year ago | (#44312761)

What are the civilians supposed to do? Tell the targeted persons to fuck off?

Yes, and vote in a government that does not allow terrorist in their territory.

There are at least some mechanisms that prevent our government from throwing citizens in jail arbitrarily and torturing them. Furthermore we have elections and the second amendment. If you lost either of those two or both, I don't think you would be all that able to kick out armed terrorists or oppose a government that supports them. Not to mention that one man's terrorist is another man's freedom fighter. And even civilians that consider the same groups terrorists as we do don't automatically like the US more. In fact, they might like the US even less and you know how it goes; the enemy of my enemy is my friend...

Re:Focus (0)

Anonymous Coward | about a year ago | (#44315023)

uh ha. How about you get your goverment to do what you want, then tell the rest of us how to do it. What kind of power do you really think the public has? It's the same illusion of power all over the world.

Unable to stop it. In time... (4, Informative)

PseudoCoder (1642383) | about a year ago | (#44309955)

The only malfunction was in the operator's CPU.

Seems like a pretty straightforward ill-timed autolaunch. Sometimes some flight modes are locked out at the bird or at the ground station software for a particular time or reason, but I can't see not being able to stop an autolaunch at all. Maybe the ground software makes you jump through a few hoops, to keep you from casually/accidentally stopping an autolaunch and it was just enough time for the bird to try to tackle its big brother on the taxiway.

I've only worked on catapult launched systems, and there's no stopping a launch on those. They're actually launched with a big red button by the crew operating the catapult outside after the operator puts them on AutoLaunch mode, so crews don't usually have to dodge errant aircraft.

Success!!! (0)

Anonymous Coward | about a year ago | (#44309989)

Al quaida say they'll take 10.

This was on Liveleak yesterday... (0)

Anonymous Coward | about a year ago | (#44310135)

Do try to keep up.

Euro hawk (1)

Anonymous Coward | about a year ago | (#44310151)

It's possible this video release was prompted by the recent German decision to cancel their Euro Hawk programme. The Germans spent about 10 years trying to procure some Global Hawk strategic UAS drones, spending hundreds of millions of Euro, only for it to be scuppered a few weeks ago after the defense ministry admitted that Global Hawk didn't have the certification to fly in German airspace. Rectifying this would have cost further hundreds of millions of Euro to implement a collision avoidance system. It is a huge scandal in Germany, because apart from the waste of money, officials hid the problems from their minister for some time. Recently, other footage of one of their drones almost crashing into a civilian transport aircraft over Afghan was leaked, it had been classified top secret at the time and hidden away.

Sensationalized. (1)

Lumpy (12016) | about a year ago | (#44310185)

IT thrusted with a specific turn radius. the transport was just lucky to be in the trajectory.

Really? we need to sensationalize here as bad as FoxNews does?

From the files of Police Squad (3, Funny)

wonkey_monkey (2592601) | about a year ago | (#44310271)

Anyone else think of this [youtube.com] when they saw the video?

Ground Control (1)

PPH (736903) | about a year ago | (#44310305)

Its at least as big a problem as airspace control. Some of the deadliest accidents [wikipedia.org] have occurred because of incursions into controlled ground space. So lets think carefully whether we want to mix these drones with manned aircraft and possibly even civilians.

Re:Ground Control (1)

MightyYar (622222) | about a year ago | (#44310523)

This was a human error, as was the accident you linked to. The recent crash in San Francisco was human error. I'd question whether I'd want manned aircraft on the same runway as the drone craft I was flying in.

San Francisco had the autoland off for maintenance (1)

Joe_Dragon (2206452) | about a year ago | (#44310585)

Just wait for auto cars to start crashing.

Re:San Francisco had the autoland off for maintena (1)

MightyYar (622222) | about a year ago | (#44310733)

They will! And it will be tough for people psychologically. But I'll bet any amount of money that they will be safer than manned automobiles - even by defensive, safe drivers. I'd be willing to bet on the records of automated systems against the of the safest quartile of drivers by the time they actually hit the road.

Re:San Francisco had the autoland off for maintena (0)

HornWumpus (783565) | about a year ago | (#44311455)

If they _ever_ get automated cars on the road they will have so many safety systems that kids will have no end of fun fucking with them. e.g. getting the AI in the adults car to panic and leave the adult walking, repeat until road is parking lot.

Re:San Francisco had the autoland off for maintena (1)

MightyYar (622222) | about a year ago | (#44311705)

You could make a road a parking lot right now with very little effort. Even if it was something that kids played with initially, I suspect in the end the novelty would wear off. You don't read about people hacking automatic train lines, for instance.

Re:San Francisco had the autoland off for maintena (1)

HornWumpus (783565) | about a year ago | (#44317021)

To make a road into a parking lot today requires a destructive brute force attack (cover the road in nails).

Fucking with AIs would be finesse. e.g. Hit the car with a snowball at the same time your friend takes a dive on the shoulder. The novelty wouldn't were off, as old exploits would stop working and new ones are found.

Re:San Francisco had the autoland off for maintena (1)

MightyYar (622222) | about a year ago | (#44317569)

Nah, just drop some crap off a bridge. Even just a cardboard box or a newspaper or something. . Cars will slow down and this will cause a massive jam behind them. Even something unique on the side of the road for people to gawk at will cause a huge gaper delay. The cops do this regularly, and it always pisses me off. Sometimes you get to the front of a jam and it is an accident or something, but often it's just a cop that decided to pull someone over during heavy traffic.

If you want finesse, get a few friends with cars and drive side-by-side a little bit slowly. Not enough to be blatant, but enough to cause a few cars to back up behind you. Exit at the next opportunity and re-enter on the opposite side to drive past your handiwork.

Re:San Francisco had the autoland off for maintena (1)

HornWumpus (783565) | about a year ago | (#44319817)

My favorite from childhood was for you and a friend to pull up besides someone at a red light. While the light is still red, put both cars in R and slowly start backing. The person in the middle will freakout for a second or two, thinking their brakes are failing and they are about to be t-boned.

Also from a even younger age, pulling on the invisible rope was never ending fun. Drivers lock their brakes up thinking kids are stupid enough to put a rope across the road.

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Three Years? (0)

Anonymous Coward | about a year ago | (#44310527)

come on, how is this worth reporting NOW?

thats how i fly them in BF3 (2)

cod3r_ (2031620) | about a year ago | (#44310583)

Looks very similar..

Sweet - Auger in at 35kts (1)

gbkersey (649921) | about a year ago | (#44310631)

Check the GS (Ground Speed) indicator. 35kts when it hits the side of the C130 :)

as in the TFA (0)

Anonymous Coward | about a year ago | (#44310639)

Likely media payback to the Germans on the RQ7 crash since they tout better drone tech.

Competition is good. in this case.

Maybe it was just an old German V-1 . . . ? (1)

PolygamousRanchKid (1290638) | about a year ago | (#44310939)

You know, like, they just forgot to update the firmware about who the allies and enemies are? And so it just did its old job of hitting an American air base . . . ?

Seems plausible to me.

Maybe.

not a newspaper (0)

Torvac (691504) | about a year ago | (#44311515)

famous for "faking" stories and generally making stuff up. also responsible for harassment, racist crimes and murder.

Microsoft (1)

Tablizer (95088) | about a year ago | (#44311937)

Ballmer wants this technology for his chairs.

background (1)

Tom (822) | about a year ago | (#44312927)

What most here probably don't know:

There is an active discussion in Germany right now, because some politician wanted to save some money and decided to leave out the anti-crash sensors on the drones he bought. When they wanted to start putting them into test operation, the german office for airspace safety grounded the entire fleet instead, because these things have absolutely no mechanism that would prevent them from crashing into a passenger plane during flight.

Obviously, the idiot responsible got a bit of heat for that. Just as obviously, this video will pretty much end the discussion. BILD is a horrible newspaper, but they are read by so many people that they control public opinion to a frightening extent.

All of this happening in an election year is bad news for some careers. Not that the next monkeys we get elected would be any better.

Haha (1)

Bender Unit 22 (216955) | about a year ago | (#44313821)

Vorsprung durch technik!
Bite my shiny metal ass.

Re: Haha (0)

Anonymous Coward | about a year ago | (#44315121)

Oh well... So we fucked up a c130 and the drone too... No worries there are plenty more where those came from, and there is one that has your name on it, Amerikanersau :-)

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