Beware of New Facebook Spam, "Can happen to Anyone" !

From past few days, many of my friends were posting a link on my wall in Facebook. And the comment on the video was like "hey, hahaha can happen to anyone! Carelessness of Celebrities on TV". It looked like a link to a celebrity's 'nip slip' video. One could easily guess it is a spam. But most of the users are curious about such videos and follow the link. what happens next ? Let me explain !

When you follow the link, you will be reach the blog In fact, hackers are using many blogs and free blogging services to trap the users. So you may reach other blogs like, etc. But what you see on those blog look exactly like a Facebook webpage !! Most of the users don't notice their address bar and think that they are still on Facebook.

Once the page loads completely, you will see something like this:

You will be asked to install an extension called 'Youtube Premium'. If you install that extension (on Google Chrome) or Addon (on Mozilla Firefox), you are inviting serious problems ! After installing, you are asked to refresh the page. This extension is suspected to collect your Facebook account username and password. Once they get access to your account, first thing they do is to send similar link to all your Friends !!

What else could be a tragedy than this ? IYour friends start to think in a different way about you and more than that, you are indirectly helping hackers to hack your friend's account too !! So, please stay away with such links and always check your address bar before entering your credentials. If you have got any such links from your friends, most likely their account is compromised. Tell them to remove that extension, in case they have installed, and change password. Share this post with your friends so that they too stay safe.

Be Cautious, be safe, 'cause this "Can happen to Anyone" !

Sultan Kosen - The Tallest man in the World [Living] !

Everything is giant to talk about Sultan Kosen. From his Suit to Shoes, everything stand apart from 'normal'. This is all because of his height ! Yes, this young man from Turkey is the tallest man living on earth, measured 251 cm (8 ft 3 in) on February 8, 2011, and still growing !

Born on December 10, 1982, Sultan Kosen has three Guinness World Records in his name ! Apart from being tallest man in the World, he also holds the record for widest hand span and largest feet on a living person. He is also the one among only few people [10 people according to GWR] to reach the height of 8 ft or more !

Sultan is one of five siblings, with three brothers and one sister. Except him, all the other family members are of normal height. He was unable to complete his schooling, just because of his height ! He was normal till the age of 10, but because of a tumour which caused the release of too much growth harmone from his pitutary glands, he started to grow abnormally.

He works as a part time farmer to support his family. He uses walking sticks and can't stand for a long time. He feels happy about his height, as he could help his mom with household stuff, like changing a broken light bulb and hanging curtains. But it is hard for him to find clothes and shoes that fit him well. He also finds it extremely hard to fit into a normal sized car !

The tallest human being in recorded history is Robert Pershing Wadlow, who lived during 1920s in Alton, Illinois, USA and measured 8 ft 11.1 in, 18 days before his death !! His shoe size was 37AA or 18.5 in and can still be found in Alton Museum of History and Art !

Laugh & Learn - Understanding the Patience :)

Patience is a precious art everyone should master. Things will never always go in our way. Understanding and adjusting ourselves to the situation will always simplify the matter, right ? Human mentality is really typical. When we do mistakes, we try to compromise. But when someone else does mistake, we command for Justice !

There is no reason why I'm explaining all these. I recently read an old Joke. In fact, rather being just a joke, it tries to teach something out of Life. It is just a 'pick from the attic', so you might have heard this one. Just go on reading.....

'James was cleaning out the attic one day when he came across a ticket from a shoe repair shop. The date stamped on the ticket showed it was over eleven years old ! He felt sure the shoes would not still be there, but decided to stop by and check anyway.

He handed the ticket to the man behind the counter, who scowled at the date. "Just a minute," said the clerk. "I'll have to look for these." He disappeared into a back room. After a few minutes, the clerk called out, "What do you know - here they are!" "That's terrific!" said James, hardly believing his good fortune.

The man came back to the counter, empty-handed. "They'll be ready by Thursday," he said !!'

Just guess the response of James to the shop keeper's words. I really don't what James might have done, but here we need to look at two things; Patience and Understanding.

All living beings tend to forget almost everything in time. Understanding the situation and being patient plays a great role in our lives. We will never get the nose which is cut when we were angry. So, remember to understand ! Being patient makes one strong. But well, there is a limit for everything. Extremes are always dangerous ! Being too good is as dangerous as being too bad.

So, when it is with in a limit, remember, be Patient, be Happy :)

Tokyo Sky Tree - The Tallest Tower in the World !

The Tokyo Sky Tree, located in the Narihirabashi/Oshiage area of Sumida Ward, Tokyo, has been recognized as the tallest tower in the world ! Boasting a height of 634 meters, this tower has been built with Japanese Culture in mind.

Alistair Richards, Managing Director of Guinness World Records, confirmed the record by presenting the certificate to Michiaki Suzuki, President of Tobu Tower Sky Tree. This tower has replaced Canton Tower in Guangzhou, China, as the tallest tower, which stands at a height of 600 meters. Tokyo sky tree will be used for Television & Radio Broadcasting. It has also witnessed the complete transition from Analog to digital broadcasting in Tokyo !

The construction of this tower was started in July 2008, and has been finished this November. Tokyo Sky Tree employs the Japanese cutting edge technology in reproducing the traditional architectural know-how of the 'Shimbashira-Seishin' (center column vibration control) used in the five-story pagoda. This tower holds  digital TV antenna at the top and two observatories at the height of 350m and 450m.

The colour design of Tokyo Sky Tree is a blend of Japanese traditional beauty and neo-futuristic design ! The White colour has been used extensively, which the Japanese believe to be a colour that differentiate one from the rest and also to recall a symbolic value. Inspired by the technique of indigo dyeing, the Sky Tree White has a tint of blue in it. The faint bluish white gives a subtle luster to the Tower.

This tower is still not opened for public, but with a grand opening ceremony in spring of 2012, Tokyo Sky Tree will be made available for public.

Nokia Lumia 800 - First Windows Phone by Nokia !

Nokia has unveiled its first Windows Phone, Nokia Lumia 800 ! Since the debut of Android, Nokia's hold on mobile market has loosened to a large extent. But this time, Nokia is expected to come back with a boom into market.

Nokia Lumia 800 is one among the two Lumia series phones launched. Lumia 800 has a simple but yet, stylish and beautiful looks. It features a 3.7" ClearBlack AMOLED display with WVGA 800x480 resolution. It can display 16 million colours to keep the view real. The curved glass on display is seamlessly integrated with one piece body.

This phone has 512 MB of program memory (RAM) and 16 GB of user memory (storage). 25 GB of free online storage with Skydrive is also available. The 8 MP camera and 28 mm wide angle Carl Zeiss lens with LED flash brings every picture you take into life. It can record videos in HD (720p, 30 fps) with auto focus and touch focus. Battery survives for 13 hours of talktime on GSM and 9.5 hours on WCDMA. Battery life in standby mode is very impressive but for browsing, it is of just 4.5 hours.

Lumia 800 runs on Windows Phone 7.5 platform, supported by wide array of applications. Sharing has been made easier as facebook is integrated with phonebook. Internet Explorer 9 takes the browsing experience to next level. Browse the Internet as you do in your PC ! It supports HTML5, Javascript, CSS3, XHTML, DOM and more, hence an amazing browsing experience !

Lumia 800 is business ready with Microsoft Office available on your phone ! Integrated GPS, A-GPS, Nokia Maps (to be downloaded from marketplace), Bing maps make navigation easier. Preloaded with many popular games and Xbox Live Hub, enjoy a better gaming experience.

Over all, Nokia Lumia 800 is quite identical to Nokia N9 ! From looks to features, Lumia 800 is duplicated from N9. The only feature that distinguishes Lumia from N9 is, it runs on Windows Phone platform while N9 runs on MeeGo. Though its performance capability is less than N9, initial reactions have been good for Nokia Lumia 800.

Future of Computing - Nokia's 'Kinetic Device' with Flexible Display !

Today, Technology is occupying our lives like never before. It has became almost impossible to live a day without phone. Days when mobile phones were just used to make a call have gone. Now a day mobile phone are capable of taking pictures, shooting videos, play games and even scan bar codes !

People of this generation, that's we, have witnessed a miraculous drive in technology. From vaccum tubes to silicon chips, Floppy drives to solid state drives, Command line to Graphical User Interface and motion sensor, we have experienced it all ! If I say we are breathing the Technology, it is not superlative !

Why am I explaining all these things you already know ? Let me come to the point. After the touchscreen, technology is taking a big leap and soon, your mobile device will be flexible enough to bend !

Nokia has unveiled prototype of a new mobile device called 'Kinetic device', last week at Nokia World 2011 in London. This phone features flexible display, which can be bent as you wish ! Instead of pinching to zoom, you can accomplish the same task by bending or twisting this device. Not just that, you will be able to control this device without removing it from your pocket ! you can receive call or change song just by twisting it inside your pocket !

One of the most important features of this device is its durability. They almost doesn't break at all. Such devices are much tougher as well as water resistant ! This device, for instance, can be much helpful for blind people to control their phone. This device is made possible by bundles of carbon nanotubes, embedded to flexible substance.

Though Nokia didn't precisely mentioned the availability of 'Kinetic device' to public, they are working on this device to bring it soon into market. Meanwhile, Samsung is expecting to release one of this kind device the very next year !

Iris - Siri of your Android !

Want to have Siri, but don't have an iPhone ? Now you can have Siri on your Android ! Well, not exactly but Iris, a voice activated personal assistant like Siri is now available for your Android.

Iris, said to be acronym for "Intelligent rival imitation of Siri", is an Android alternative for iPhone's Siri. Iris was developed in an 8 hour hackathon by the Dexetra team ! Iris is exactly the reverse of Siri, and is meant to be the same ! The app makers themselves say that Iris is inspired from the iPhone feature Siri, which interacts with you in voice.

Now you can ask Iris instead of searching the Internet for information. Ranging from philosophy, culture, history, science, to General conversation, Iris has proved to work decently. You can ask Iris to call someone from your contact list, search internet, or text someone. There will be some humorous answers if Iris doesn't understand you right !

It has been a hit on Android Market for some extent. You can download Iris to your Android here. But please note that you need to have 'Voice Search' and 'TTS library' installed in your phone for Iris to work.  It can answer most of your straight forward questions, but fail at contextual scenario.

When compared with Siri, Iris is too weak to compete against Siri. But not to forget, Iris is still in alpha and not brushed up well, like Siri. In coming days, Iris would prove challenging to Siri and that's for Sure ! There are many other Siri imitators for Android, one notable app among them is Skyvi, you can try that too.

GoldPlus Nano - Rs 22 Crore worth car by Tata Group !

Tata Motors, the world's cheapest car maker has written a new history in Automotive industry by unveiling its GoldPlus Nano car, which is now the world's first ever gold jewellery car ! People of Mumbai eye witnessed the launch of this car, worth Rs 22 crore [nearly $14 million], on September 19, 2011 !

GoldPlus Nano car is built to celebrate 5,000 years of jewellery making industry in India and is made up of 80 kg 22 carat gold and 15 kg silver, with many precious gemstones ! At least 14 different kinds of jewellery making techniques have been used to design this car, to symbolize the diverse and culturally distinctive jewellery art in India.

Ratan Tata, Chairman of Tata Group had attended the ceremony to launch GoldPlus Nano, which is contrary to Nano car costing around Rs 1.2 lakh.

This car is not for sale ! Though this car is fully functional and valued at Rs 22 crore, Tata Group has decided to use this car for promotional purpose. This car will travel to all the GoldPlus showrooms at 29 locations around the country.

Boeing's New Airplane - ANA 787 Dreamliner is now a reality !

After years of long waiting, Boeing's ANA 787 Dreamliner is now available for commercial service ! With taking its first flight on 28 September 2011, this super efficient airplane is ready to enter into the service.

The first ANA 787 Dreamliner was delivered to All Nippon Airways [ANA] of Japan and will start serving domestically from 26 October 2011. The 787-8 Dreamliner will carry 210-250 passengers on routes of around 14,500 kilometers, whlie 787-9 Dreamliner will carry 250-290 passengers on routes of  around 15,000 kilometers.

787 consumes nearly 20% less fuel than other airplanes in its range, providing with greater fuel efficiency and exceptional environmental performance. Passengers will also notice a better interior environment, comfort and convenience.

New technologies have been incorporated in 787 Dreamliner for its unmatched performance. 50% of the primary structure including fuselage and wings are made up of composite materials, which contribute to its lightweight. New engines from General Electric and Rolls-Royce are used on the 787 Dreamliner. It also features large electronically dimmable windows.

The 787 program was started in April 2004 and was set to be delivered by 2008. But a series of glitches in between delayed the program that cost Boeing billions of dollars ! But since the start of the 787 program, Boeing has got orders from 56 customers for 821 airplanes, valued at $145 billion !!

Now it is a big challenge for Boeing to deliver these 821 airplanes in time.

Is facebook stalking you ? - your privacy might be under threat !

With lot of privacy issues still revolving around Facebook, a new shocking news about facebook has hit the Internet ! According to an Australian Technologist, facebook is tracking every web page you visit online, even when you are logged out of facebook !

Nik Cubrilovic, a Technologist from Wolloongong has claimed that, when the user log out of facebook, rather than deleting tracking cookies, facebook slightly modifies the cookies, maintaining personally identifiable information of its users. This in turn, when you visit any web page with facebook button or widget, browser sends information about your online activity to facebook.

Nik has revealed his discovery through a blog post. The only solution to stop facebook from tracking your online activity is to delete every facebook cookie in your browser, or to use a separate dedicated browser for facebook.

This is a major issue as almost all websites use facebook buttons or widgets ! If you are using public terminals to access facebook, your privacy is almost nill ! He has said that he tried to contact facebook on his discovery but got no reply from facebook team.

Instead of clearly stating what user information they collect and use, facebook is taking advantage of users' negligence in reading privacy policy. After all, who has time to read loads of pages of legal documentation ?

Whatever the issue might be, it seems like people are so addicted to facebook that they are not bothered about the problems these issues could lead to !

Zomato - your search for best local restaurant should end here !

Are you searching for the best local restaurant to dine out this weekend ? Bored of same food & willing to try something different ? Or want to know what's happening around you and be a part of it ? If your answer is yes for any one of these questions, Look no further, Zomato.Com is the perfect place for you!

"Zomato is all about food and lifestyle and where you can find the best of it." - This is what the 'Zomato People' proudly say about their service.

Yes, Zomato.Com is an online food portal & lifestyle guide with a huge restaurant directory. Zomato covers ten major cities across the country; Delhi NCR, Mumbai, Bangalore, Pune, Chennai, Kolkata, Hyderabad, Ahmedabad, Jaipur and Chandigarh. Started in July 2008 with only 500 restaurant listings in Delhi NCR, today, Zomato is the largest food portal in India with more than 17000 restaurant listings !

Zomato lists menus, ratings and contact details for all listed restaurants. Restaurants are reviewed by editorial team as well as the real food lovers, just like you ! Thus helping you to decide the best restaurant in town. They have recently added events section which provides complete information about events happening around you.

Let me quickly point out three things I loved about Zomato.Com :

~ Complete information about all restaurants listed. With general info and contact details, get the view of menu card as well as inside view of the restaurant through photos !

 ~ Easy to Search - Explore restaurants around the city by cuisine, location and your mood.

 ~ Access on the go - Have iPhone, BlackBerry, Android, or Nokia ? Dedicated app is available for these devices ! Or just go to on any phone to access Zomato, it is that simple !

And here are the three things that I would like Zomato.Com to introduce :

 ~ Too much of information on a single web page makes it look messy. So, using drop down menus and reducing information could make page look better.

 ~ Personalisation - Suggestions based on user favorites.

 ~ Available app for google chrome is just a shortcut. A full fledged app is much desired [ like BBC good food ].

Get connected with Zomato on Facebook and Twitter. So, where are you heading to party this weekend ? ;)

Georgia Aquarium - The Largest Aquarium in the World !

It is like an ocean come into the city, Georgia Aquarium, located in Atlanta (US) is the largest Aquarium in the World. Georgia Aquarium has the capacity to hold more than ten million gallons of water and features more than 100,000 sea creatures belonging to 500 kinds of species !

This huge aquarium was made available to public on November 23, 2005. It was a gift to City of Atlanta by bernie Marcus, co-founder of 'The Home Depot'. Marcus donated $250 million to build this mega structure, which covers twenty acres of vast land.

Georgia Aquarium is not just a aquarium, but is a high tech hub with many more features like 4D Theater, vast ball room and correll center for aquatic animal health, etc. One of the major goals of this Aquarium is to be a leading centre for animal conservation and research. To date, Georgia Aquarium has attracted more than 11 million visitors around the world !

If you are ready to spend a decent sum, you can arrange your marriage, birthday party, meetings, or any other special event there ! They have educational programs for all ages to make learning a joyful experience.
The people of Georgia Aquarium are dedicated  to their vision to be the world's most engaging aquarium experience.

Chris Walton - Woman with Longest Finger Nails in the World !

Could you let your finger nails grow longer than you ? like, almost double than your height ? If you say it is impossible, you are absolutely wrong ! A woman from Las Vegas has made this possible !

Chris Walton, a 45 year old woman from Las Vegas hasn't clipped her nails for last 18 years ! And now these finger nails measure 10ft 2in on her left hand and 9ft 7in on her right hand, winning her the title 'Woman with Longest nails in the World' !

 After 18 years, finally her care for nails has paid off. She was officially announced as record holder for longest nails by the Guinness spokesperson, Stuart Claxton, at a New York city event, where her spectacular finger nails, polished with shiny golden yellow were displayed to public.

Claxton called Ms Walton a 'Unique Beauty' while presenting her with the Guinness World Record Certificate.

The previous record holder was from Salt Lake city named Ms. Lee Redmond, whose nails measured 28 feet in total ! But unfortunately, she lost her nails in a car accident in 2009, which proved fortunate for Chris Walton.

Chris Walton is a professional singer. It is not so easy to take care of these long nails, a little recklessness could cause breakage of these nails. Work becomes lot more difficult to do, from opening door to texting on a mobile phone. Yet, she does make up on her own and text on mobile phone using her knuckles.

As she mentioned, getting change out of her pocket is one of the most difficult task she had to face. But she has managed it well for last 18 years and now, after winning the Guinness world record title, she is planning to get rid of these nails but want to do it slowly as she is used to 'naily life' !

When Design and Technology meet Future - Jaguar C-X16 !

Auto car giant Jaguar has unveiled a new concept car named C-X16, which is said to be a perfect blend of sensational design and futuristic technology. C-X16 is designed using traditional front-engine, rear-wheel drive formula with performance in mind.

This system is based on a prototype supercharged all-alloy V6 engine which produces 375HP (280 kW) and 332 lb-ft of torque from the capacity of 3.0 litre. Powered with eight speed gearbox, C-X16 can cross 100 kmph in just 4.4 seconds. The anodized aluminium, rich piano blacks, dark chrome and carbon fiber are used for bodywork which have a great impact on car's look and performance. Interior design is too sporty with vermillion red and incorporated with futuristic technology like miniature OLED touchscreens and complete smartphone integration through 'connect and view' system.

Intelligent ventilating system will adjust the cabin temperature automatically to keep you comfortable through long journeys. Interior aspects can be kept hidden or open, anytime, as you like ! The intelligent start/stop technology helps to start or stop the car at an eye blink, which leads to faster recovery and seamless performance !

The V6 engine also uses the same light weight aluminium architecture, which also feature second generation 'Direct Injection Fueling System' with a compression ratio of 10.5:1. This car uses liquid cooling system to prevent heat buildups and performance loss.

Jaguar C-X16 has all the features of a sport car, but mainly designed to meet your everyday usage needs. I loved the rear-end look, which I think, is too sexy ! what do you say ? ;)

Pixlr-O-matic - Let your photos turn retro in seconds !

Old is Gold ! I really love to give my photos a retro touch, don't you ? There are many apps available to add effects to your photos, but if you are looking for the best online photo editing app, Pixlr-O-matic is for your Google Chrome !

Turning your photos into cool retro snaps using Pixlr-O-matic is as easy as counting one two three ! Add styles from nearly 40 available styles, apply different kinds of darkroom filters of your choice, add your desired border, and your vintage photo is ready ! It is simply superb and very easy to use.

Pixlr is a part of Autodesk, a world leader in innovative graphic design softwares and services. You need no photo editing knowledge to use this app. Take a photo from your webcam or upload one from your computer. It loads in no time and edited photos can be saved to your computer or share on your favorite social site !

Experience yourself the real fun ! It is  one of the must apps for your Chrome. Click here to install Pixlr-O-matic !

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Nokia C2-03 - Touch, Type, Dual SIM & more !

Nokia's entry into dual SIM mobile market has got stronger by the launch of new Nokia C2-03 ! With this new phone, enjoy the dual SIM functionality with touch and type technology.

Nokia C2-03 is the third phone by Nokia to use Touch & Type Technology, but first one with dual SIM. With 'Easy Swap' Technology, SIM can be inserted without removing battery and no need of switching off the phone ! This phone is enough smart to remember settings for up to 5 different SIM cards, which means, personalize once and no need to set things again next time !

This slide phone weighing just 118g has 240x320 screen resolution, capable of displaying up to 65k colours. Even though light weighted, it is too thick and not an ideal stylish phone. Battery lasts for 5 hours of talk time or 35 hours of music playback (I doubt that !). Nokia maps is pre loaded and accessible offline, costing you nothing !
Take beautiful photos with its 2MP camera. In built memory of 10 MB is available, which I think, is quite low. But no worries, storage memory is expandable up to 32 GB, so you never run out of space while taking photos or shooting videos !

Nokia C2-03 is a series 40 powered phone and hence feature the newly released Nokia Browser, which compresses all the data before it reaches your phone, thus creating a better, faster and a cost-effective web experience for you !

This colourful phone is available in India, China, Eurasia and other parts of Asia. It costs just $100 or Rs.5000, making it a perfect choice for your next phone :)

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Cooliris - A complete 3D & Colourful Photo Browsing Experience !

So, if you have used Cooliris on Mozilla Firefox, you know how cool it is to browse photos with a 3D touch. If you haven't yet, you are missing something ! We all love to see photos and photos flowing, don't you ? With all your pictures on a infinite 3D wall, Cooliris take you to next level of 'Picture Browsing' !

Cooliris is a browser plugin which enables you to scroll through images and videos across web and even from your computer ! Forget page to page jump for viewing photos. Switch to Cooliris and browse photos with a 3D touch ! It works in rhythm with websites like Facebook, Flickr, Picasa, Youtube etc. With Google Images Search integrated, searching images across web is more fun now ! Turn your complete display screen into an infinite 3D wall with maximize button.   

Cooliris is available on both Mozilla Firefox [as Add on] and Google Chrome [as Extension] now. Already 20+ million Firefox users are using Cooliris ! It is relatively new to Google Chrome, yet 200k+ users are enjoying this addictive extension.  Click here to add Cooliris to your Google Chrome or Click here to add Cooliris to your Firefox. If you are using Mac, Please click here to enjoy the new way of photo browsing :)

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Nokia 500 - New SmartPhone by Nokia

Nokia has started August by rolling out a new SmartPhone named Nokia 500. Featuring Symbian Anna Operating System and 1 GHz processor, Nokia 500 is a fast and fully functional smartphone available at affordable price !

Nokia 500 has a 3.2 inch full touch screen with a screen resolution of 640x360 pixels. It also features a 5 mega pixel camera for better quality photos. The inbuilt storage memory is 2 GB, expandable up to 32 GB through microSD card slot. With Symbian Anna OS, experience a refreshed user interface. It features split screen messaging, better browser, and pre installed Nokia Maps. Moreover, it is highly personalizable and social updates reach your home screen straight !

Nokia 500 allows you to access Internet radio from around the world. It offers pentaband radio coverage to keep world travellers in touch. 3G data can flow up to HSUPA speeds, that is about 6 Mbps ! As all smartphones do, Nokia 500 also has Bluetooth 2.1 and Wi-Fi b/g. Weighing just 93 grams, Nokia 500 is the lightest Symbian^3 phone ever produced !

One of the most demanding feature of Smartphones is its battery life. Despite of its fast processor, Nokia 500 provides a good battery life. Battery runs for 5-7 hours talk time and 450+ hours in standby mode. If you are a music junkie, don't worry, it also offers music playback up to 35 hours !

Forgot to mention, Nokia 500's back covers are changeable ! Currently it comes with three different coloured back covers in box. And soon purple, azure blue, pink, coral red, orange and dark silver will be added to the list, so that you can change colours as your mood swings !

Nokia 500 would cost around $200 excluding local taxes. But to hold this smartphone in your hand, you still have to wait for few more weeks, maybe another 5 ;)

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