New Forum Game: MP3 Dartboard King of the Hill

DackAttacDackAttac Road Warrior
edited April 2013 in Less Rokk More Talk
OK, new game. We're gonna try something new here.

EDIT:

OK, attention here. Here are the rules as they've been decided.


THE RULES

The first player to go picks the criterion for the match. (e.g., Song is available in a Rock Band title, song is a cover, etc.)
• The first player goes by hitting shuffle on their MP3 player and posting the first randomly generated ten songs, then marks each song that meets the criterion with boldface.
• That player adds up the boldfaced songs (those that met the criterion); that's their Song Tally. So long as it was more than zero, that player is currently King of the Hill. The Song Tally becomes the record to beat.
• If the first player gets a zero for the Song Tally, no one is King of the Hill, the first player to get a one or more for the Song Tally becomes King of the Hill. No points are scored yet.

Then each subsequent turn, each following player repeats the process: Ten randomly generated songs, tally up the ones that meet the criterion.
• If their Song Tally is higher than the current King's, they get a point and become the new King of the Hill.
• If their Song Tally is lower than the current King's, the King gets a point.
• If their Song Tally is the same as the current King's, the current King remains King but the player gets a point.

The King of the Hill can attempt to further increase his Song Tally by taking a turn during his "reign".
• The new Song Tally becomes the record to beat, whether it was high or lower.
If it's higher, he gets a point. (But nothing for tying it, and certainly not for being lower.)

Rounds are played to 15 points. If a player aces their round (gets all 10 out of 10), they get 8 points and the round is over.
You hit shuffle on your MP3s and post the first ten songs that come up*. Boldface (or otherwise highlight, whatever you wanna do) every song that is available (or confirmed for the next week) in Rock Band [BUT THAT MIGHT NOT BE THE CRITERION ANYMORE; CHECK THE MOST RECENT POST]. Live or alternate versions count so long as it's by the same artist (or the same "made famous by" artist in the case of WaveGroup covers). Tally those boldfaced songs up.

If you top the previous best, the point is yours, and you're the new king of the hill.
If you come in under the previous best, the king of the hill gets the point for your post.
If you tie, you get the point, but the king remains king.
If somehow every single goddamn song that comes up is in Rock Band, the round's over, you get half of what we're playing to.

This first round, first to 25 points wins. (Meaning a perfect score will get you 13 points.)

(This will be something of a practice run. Maybe it will be a colossal disaster, maybe it'll be fun. Maybe we'll have to retool the rules. Maybe we'll need a better name because the one I came up with is kinda s***ty. We'll see how it goes.)

*(Feel free to exclude anything that's not eligible or halfway reasonable for inclusion in Rock Band; i.e., spoken word comedy, 8-bit video game soundtracks, etc., but please be consistent about it. You still have to include Muse, Led Zep and Rolling Stones, though. :p)

OK, I'll go first. (Doesn't count for a point, but I will be King if the next post doesn't dethrone me.)

1. "Crossroads" - The Offspring
2. "The World Won't Stop Without You" - Bad Religion
3. "Hailie's Song" - Eminem
4. "Auf Wiedersehen" - Cheap Trick
5. "Levon" - Elton John
6. "Wait for Love" - Josh Ritter
7. "I'm Looking Through You" - The Beatles
8. "Delirium of Disorder" - Bad Religion
9. "Outlaw Pete" - Bruce Springsteen
10. "In a Little While" - U2

Current King (& Number to Beat): Dack (1)

Scoreboard
Dack - 0

Comments

  • dog037dog037 This Many Days Since Last Ban:
    edited October 2011
    1. Colonel Forbin's Descent (Live) - Phish
    2. Stand Up and Shout - Dio
    3. The Audience is Listening - Steve Vai
    4. Barrel of a Gun - Depeche Mode
    5. Burnt Ice - Megadeth
    6. Main Offender - The Hives
    7. Earth A.D. - Misfits
    8. Supernaut - Black Sabbath
    9. 13 Steps to Nowhere - Pantera
    10. Minor Thing - Red Hot Chili Peppers

    King: GreatJedi7 (9)

    GNFfhqwhgads - 9
    GreatJedi7 - 9
    Dack - 2
  • FlyGuyLXIFlyGuyLXI Headl!ner
    edited October 2011
  • GNFfhqwhgadsGNFfhqwhgads 99% Washed Up
    edited October 2011
    Sucks to be GreatJedi. He can't contribute anymore, so any of us can get 10/10.


    Edit: Side note, you guys are the worst at scoring.
  • dog037dog037 This Many Days Since Last Ban:
    edited October 2011
    Think this is right:

    King: GreatJedi7 (9)

    GreatJedi7 - 12
    GNFfhqwhgads - 9
    Dack - 2
  • GreatJedi7GreatJedi7 Road Warrior
    edited October 2011
    GNFfhqwhgads;4525651 said:
    Sucks to be GreatJedi. He can't contribute anymore, so any of us can get 10/10.


    Edit: Side note, you guys are the worst at scoring.

    Alright, have fun with that. The only reason I was really doing so well is about 3/4 of my music library is on RB, and the other 1/4 is either Weird Al, Dream Theater, or A7X
  • dog037dog037 This Many Days Since Last Ban:
    edited October 2011
    1. On a Plain - Nirvana
    2. Faaip de Oiad - Tool
    3. Lazy Eye - Silversun Pickups
    4. Inside the Fire - Disturbed
    5. Being for the Benefit of Mr Kite! - The Beatles

    6. Fossil Genera- A Feed From Cloud Mountain - Between the Buried & Me
    7. The Majesty of the Nightsky - Emperor
    8. Times Like These - Foo Fighters
    9. This Boy - Franz Ferdinand
    10. All I Need - Radiohead

    5 is a personal best for me.
  • DackAttacDackAttac Road Warrior
    edited October 2011
    GNFfhqwhgads;4525651 said:
    Sucks to be GreatJedi. He can't contribute anymore, so any of us can get 10/10.
    Hm, fair point. OK, practice run, so I had a few ideas...

    1) You can try to top your own song record when you're king, but if you fail, you get no point.
    2) You can try to top your own song record when you're king, but if you fail, you get no point and your old song record gets replaced with the ones from the attempt. (A high-risk/high-reward type situation.) So if GJ7 were to try now, he could get the ten and end it, but only got three, his new score to beat would be three, which would leave the door wide open for someone to dethrone him.
    3) It stays as it is... He can't really do anything while everyone else tries for the ten, but on every failed attempt, he gets a point, so still not an awful situation to be in.

    (I'm leaning towards 2 myself, but it would a require a "no-consecutive-posts" rule to keep kings from trying to undo an unlucky number. Any other thoughts?)
    GNFfhqwhgads;4525651 said:
    Edit: Side note, you guys are the worst at scoring.

    I blame a net hiccup and subsequently getting gang-ninja'ed. :p It was the right score for the post I was replying to... it was just ancient history by then.

    Also, I double-counted, the score is now:

    GreatJedi7 - 16
    GNFfhqwhgads - 9
    Dack - 2
  • GNFfhqwhgadsGNFfhqwhgads 99% Washed Up
    edited October 2011
    I'd go with 2 as well.
  • GreatJedi7GreatJedi7 Road Warrior
    edited October 2011
    DackAttac;4525675 said:
    Hm, fair point. OK, practice run, so I had a few ideas...

    1) You can try to top your own song record when you're king, but if you fail, you get no point.
    2) You can try to top your own song record when you're king, but if you fail, you get no point and your old song record gets replaced with the ones from the attempt. (A high-risk/high-reward type situation.) So if GJ7 were to try now, he could get the ten and end it, but only got three, his new score to beat would be three, which would leave the door wide open for someone to dethrone him.
    3) It stays as it is... He can't really do anything while everyone else tries for the ten, but on every failed attempt, he gets a point, so still not an awful situation to be in.

    (I'm leaning towards 2 myself. Any other thoughts?)



    I blame a net hiccup and subsequently getting gang-ninja'ed. :p It was the right score for the post I was replying to... it was just ancient history by then.

    I think 2 would be good. And on that last part, yeah. By the time I was done "throwing darts", a few times there were multiple posts that were posted while I was throwing.

    EDIT: Speaking of being ninja'd...
  • DackAttacDackAttac Road Warrior
    edited October 2011
    OK, people seem to like Rule 2. From now on, the King can continue to play, but he only gets a point if he bests his own song tally. If he comes in under it, that new, lesser number becomes the new song tally to beat. (Also, I know "song tally" is silly, but I think explaining the rules gets confusing if I refer to both numbers as a "score".)

    Next round is definitely going to be another stipulation instead of "in Rock Band"; I'm building up some options. If anyone has any ideas, let me have 'em. (Should be objective and not require a s***load of research.)

    Also, I'll play. :D

    1. "Long Shadows" - Josh Ritter
    2. "Living in America" - The Sounds
    3. "Sleepwalker" - The Kinks
    4. "A Walk With George" - Jonathan Coulton
    5. "Carry On Wayward Son" - Kansas
    6. "If You Only Knew" - Shinedown
    7. "Somalia" - K'naan
    8. "Made in the Shade" - Kay Hanley
    9. "Get It Right the First Time" - Billy Joel
    10. "Vampires" - Fastball

    ...:(

    King: GreatJedi7 (9 songs)

    GreatJedi7 - 18
    GNFfhqwhgads - 9
    Dack - 2
  • RunesmithRunesmith Headliner
    edited October 2011
    1. "This Is Radio Clash" - The Clash
    2. "Skin" - Andrew Bird
    3. "Gimme Back Your Love" - Hunx and His Punx
    4. "Union of the Snake" - Duran Duran
    5. "Never Let Down" - Andrew WK
    6. "If I Were A Boy" - Beyonce
    7. "Repetition" - Helmet
    8. "I'm Alive" - The Hollies
    9. "*** Smoking In The Temple Of Artisan Mimicry" - Devendra Banhart
    10. "Suck My Kiss" - RHCP

    Devendra Banhart needs to jump on this RB thingy, natch.

    King: GreatJedi7 (9 songs)

    GreatJedi7 - 18
    GNFfhqwhgads - 9
    Dack - 2
  • CJHobbesCJHobbes Road Warrior
    edited October 2011
    DackAttac;4525309 said:
    Also, CJ, just so you know, SheSaidSheSaid is a "her", not a "his". :p

    Ah, crap..sorry Shesaid. :( If I had written "he" I'd just blame the forums for eating the "s"..but n/m.

    And now I spin the Wheel of Morality:

    1. "Last Friday Night" - Katy Perry
    2. "Bless the Child" - Nightwish
    3. "I Like It Rough" - Lady Gaga
    4. "My List" - The Killers
    5. "The Mayfly" - Millencolin
    6. "A Matter of Time" - Foo Fighters
    7. "Check the Ring, Yo" - MC Chris
    8. "Never-Ending Story" - Within Temptation
    9. "Hellman" - Millencolin
    10. ""Walk On (Some More)" - Boston

    I think that's a big fat naught. And it reminds me of how much we need Millencolin and Boston's "Walk On" medley in RB. :P

    King: GreatJedi7 (9 songs)

    GreatJedi7 - 20
    GNFfhqwhgads - 9
    Dack - 2

    Edit: I think Jedi has 20 since Rune didn't count a point.
  • FlyGuyLXIFlyGuyLXI Headl!ner
    edited October 2011
    Vatican Shadow - "Shooter in the Same Uniform as the Soldiers"
    The Art of Noise - "Moments in Love"
    Sol Invictus - "Sawney Bean"
    Tribe - "Shining Shining"
    The Residents - "La La"
    Auvernia - "Another Conscience"
    The Residents - "End of Home"
    The Moon Lay Hidden Beneath a Cloud - "Untitled III"
    Fox in the Henhouse - "Fears"
    Blur - "Beetlebum"

    King: GreatJedi7 (9 songs)

    GreatJedi7 - 21
    GNFfhqwhgads - 9
    Dack - 2
  • Lady SiaraLady Siara Metal Maiden
    edited October 2011
    "Good Morning Mr. Edminton" - Of Montreal
    "Wait it Out" - Imogen Heap
    "Crushed Beyond Dust" - Skeletonwitch
    "Pheurton Skeurto" - Sunny Day Real Estate
    "Rise" - Matana Roberts
    "Execution Day" - New Pornographers
    "The Fox in the Snow" - Belle and Sebastian
    "Family Business" - Fugees
    "Mutant Christ" - Cryptopsy
    "Unretrofied" - Dillinger Escape Plan

    More than I thought I'd have, honestly.

    King: GreatJedi7 (9 songs)

    GreatJedi7 - 21
    GNFfhqwhgads - 9
    Dack - 2
  • edited October 2011
    This seems fun, lets see if i can do it right.

    The Beatles "Come Together"
    Edward Sharpe & the Magnetic Zeros "Black Water"
    Cake "I Bombed Korea"
    Donovan "Season of the Witch"
    The Presidents of the United States of America "We Are Not Going to Make It"
    Chumbawamba "All Fur Coat & No Knickers"
    Main Drag "Even Seconds"
    The Dresden Dolls "Girl Anachronism"
    Anamanaguchi "Mermaid"
    Coconut Records "The Summer"

    I only got 2 so i don't get any points right? Giving GreatJedi7 one more point?

    King: GreatJedi7 (9 songs)

    GreatJedi7 - 22
    GNFfhqwhgads - 9
    Dack - 2
  • Lady SiaraLady Siara Metal Maiden
    edited October 2011
    Oh, crap, then he has 23. I SUCK AT SCORING HNGH.
  • SenseiLeRoofSenseiLeRoof Road Warrior
    edited October 2011
    Sure, why not?

    My Chemical Romance: "Dead!"
    Paul and Storm: "The Ballad of Rufus Amos Adams"
    Paul Simon: "Spirit Voices"
    The Levellers: "Forgotten Ground"
    Camouflage: "The Great Commandment"
    Styx: "Lorelei"
    Billy Talent: "Devil in a Midnight Mass"
    Stephen Lynch: "Lullaby (The Divorce Song)"
    AC/DC: "Go Zone"
    Weezer: "Let It All Hang Out"

    My collection is too big.

    King: GreatJedi7: 9 songs, 24 points
    GNFfhqwhgads: 9
    Dack: 2
  • edited October 2011
    I'll go again.

    Flight of the Conchords "We're Both In Love With A Sexy Lady"
    The Academy Is... "Absolution"
    Red Hot Chili Peppers "Funky Monks"
    Jet "Last Chance"
    Garfunkel and Oats "Me, You, And Steve"
    The Raconteurs "Five on the Five"
    The Features "Lions"
    Andy Partridge "I Wonder Why The Wonderfalls"
    Gnarls Barkley "Blind Mary"
    Beck "Rental Car"

    Only one this time. That means GreatJedi7 now has 25. So he wins right?

    King: GreatJedi7 (9 songs)

    GreatJedi7 - 25
    GNFfhqwhgads - 9
    Dack - 2
  • edited October 2011
    If i read the rules right then GreatJedi7 won so now we start a new round. And because its a new round we can choose a new theme.

    I think i will change the theme to "One Word Songs"
    Pressing shuffle now...

    No Doubt "World Go 'Round"
    Honest Bob and the Factory-to-Dealer Incentives "Don't Look Right"
    White Stripes "Little Ghost"
    Chumbawamba "Don't Pass Go"
    The Avett Brothers "Kick Drum Heart"
    System of a Down "Question!"
    Jukebox the Ghost "Beady Eyes on the Horizon"
    Block Party "Helicopter"
    Lilly Allen "Alfie"
    Alkaline Trio "Stupid Kid"

    so if i did this right i now have 1 point and am king until someone gets 4 or more

    King: MagicMurderBag7 (3 songs)

    MagicMurderBag7 - 1
  • Mega-TallicaMega-Tallica Washed Up
    edited October 2011
    Alright I'll give this a go:

    Sum 41 - "A.N.I.C." (acronym don't count as one word I don't think?)
    God Forbid - "Dawn Of The Millennia"
    Reveille - "Modified Lie"
    Metallica - "Don't Tread On Me"
    American Head Charge - "To Be Me"
    Stereomud - "Leave (Back Up)"
    New Found Glory - "The Story So Far"
    Guns N' Roses - "Scraped"
    40 Below Summer - "Endorphines"
    Nothingface - "Goldtooth"

    We tied, so what does that mean? We're both King?
  • CJHobbesCJHobbes Road Warrior
    edited October 2011
    Theme: "One Word Songs"

    1. "Over" - The Birthday Massacre
    2. "The Mountain Wins Again" - Blues Traveler
    3. "F**k You" - Lily Allen
    4. "Medusa's Path" - The Prodigy
    5. "Kokko-Eagle of Fire" - Amberian Dawn
    6. "New Soul" - Yael Naim
    7. "Believe" - Disturbed
    8. "Honey, I'm Home" - Shania Twain
    9. "Revenge is Sweeter (than you ever" - The Veronicas
    10. "Release" - Pearl Jam

    King
    MagicMurderBag7 (3 songs)

    Scoreboard
    MagicMurderBag7 - 2
    Mega-Tallica - 1
    CJHobbes - 1

    I actually got a point! Woo! For having a few PJ and Disturbed albums in my library, I was disappointed more of their music didn't come up. Oh well.

    MagicMurderBag, I don't believe you get a point for starting it. You just get to be king first, so I updated the scores as such.
    Mega-Tallica;4526162 said:
    We tied, so what does that mean? We're both King?
    I believe you both get a point for a tie, but the previous King remains King. Unless I suck at reading the rules, and you get the point but magic gets to stay king only...then I'll let someone who knows what they're doing update the score.

    Edit: I just saw Mega-Tallica's post. Scoreboard is updated
  • GreatJedi7GreatJedi7 Road Warrior
    edited October 2011
    1. "Ich Tu Dir Weh" - Rammstein
    2. "Spreading the Disease" - Queensryche
    3. "Limelight" - Rush
    4. "Fat" - "Weird Al" Yankovic
    5. "Severance" - MyChildren MyBride
    6. "Lord Xenu" - The Devil Wears Prada
    7. "Leveler" - August Burns Red
    8. "Germs" - "Weird Al" Yankovic
    9. "Clock Tower" - Koji Kondo
    10. "Higher" - Creed

    King: GreatJedi7 (6 songs)

    MagicMurderBag7 - 2
    GreatJedi7 - 1
    Mega-Tallica - 1
    CJHobbes - 1
  • edited October 2011
    Theme: One Word Songs

    Blondie "Atomic"
    Ima Robot "Lovers in Captivity"
    Beck "Loser"
    White Stripes "Rag and Bone"
    Barenaked Ladies "Leave"
    The Doors "Light My Fire"
    Alkaline Trio "Movin' Right Along"
    The Dresden Dolls "Lonesome Organist Rapes Page Turner"
    Cumbawamba "Celebration, Florida"
    The Dandy Warhols "I Am Over It"

    Damn, only 3.

    King: GreatJedi7 (6 songs)

    MagicMurderBag7 - 2
    GreatJedi7 - 2
    Mega-Tallica - 1
    CJHobbes - 1
  • DackAttacDackAttac Road Warrior
    edited October 2011
    CJHobbes;4526163 said:
    I believe you both get a point for a tie, but the previous King remains King. Unless I suck at reading the rules, and you get the point but magic gets to stay king only...
    Close. King doesn't get a point in a tie, but he stays king. So... MMB actually doesn't have any points currently.

    Sorry, Magic. Don't use your Bag on me. :<

    King: GreatJedi7 (6 songs)

    GreatJedi7 - 2
    Mega-Tallica - 1
    CJHobbes - 1

    1. "Accidents Will Happen" - Elvis Costello
    2. "Layla" - Derek and the Dominos
    3. "Girlfriend" - Zebrahead
    4. "(She Was a) Hotel Detective" - They Might Be Giants
    5. "Morning Glory" - Ike Reilly
    6. "Shakermaker" - Oasis
    7. "Crab" - Weezer
    8. "Fireflies" - Owl City
    9. "Learn to Fly" - Carbon Leaf
    10. "All Along" - The Offspring


    King: GreatJedi7 (6 songs)

    GreatJedi7 - 3
    Mega-Tallica - 1
    CJHobbes - 1
  • CJHobbesCJHobbes Road Warrior
    edited October 2011
    DackAttac;4526252 said:
    Close. King doesn't get a point in a tie, but he stays king. So... MMB actually doesn't have any points currently.

    Sorry, Magic. Don't use your Bag on me. :<

    Ah drat, sorry Magic. Now for one before I head out.

    1. "Holier than Thou" - Metallica
    2. "Stand my Ground" - Within Temptation
    3. "Friday I'm in Love" - The Cure
    4. "Join Together" - The Who
    5. "Come Baby Come" - K7
    6. "Don't Damn Me" - GnR
    7. "Here to Stay" - Lenka
    8. "Send Me an Angel" - Zeromancer
    9. "Underneath it All" - NIN
    10. "Bizarre Love Triangle" - Stabbing Westward

    Man, do I suck at this game. Another point for Jedi.

    King: GreatJedi7 (6 songs)

    GreatJedi7 - 4
    Mega-Tallica - 1
    CJHobbes - 1
  • FlyGuyLXIFlyGuyLXI Headl!ner
    edited October 2011
    The Black Atlantic - "Heirloom"
    Dead Kennedys - "Stealing People's Mail"
    Agnostic Front - "Out for Blood"
    In Legend - "Universe"
    Trivium - "Detonation"
    Fleetwood Mac - "Tusk"

    Arditi - "False Mask of Freedom"
    Im Wesen - "Weltfremd"
    Marillion - "Gazpacho"
    Othersider - "Resistance"


    Huh...

    King: FlyGuyLXI (7 songs)

    GreatJedi7 - 4
    Mega-Tallica - 1
    CJHobbes - 1
    FlyGuyLXI - 1
  • edited October 2011
    Oh well im back down to 0. Lets see if I can beat 7.

    Flight of the Conchords - Friends
    Motion City Soundtrack - Hangman
    Beck - Sissyneck
    She Wants Revenge - Us
    Franz Ferdinand - Womanizer
    Sublime - What I got
    The Presidents of the United States of America - Dune Buggy
    Weezer - Troublemaker
    Franz Ferdinand - Ulysses
    Barenaked Ladies - Jane

    Holy ****! I got 8! Sorry FlyGuy

    King: MagicMurderBag7 (8 songs)

    GreatJedi7 - 4
    Mega-Tallica - 1
    CJHobbes - 1
    FlyGuyLXI - 1
    MagicMurderBag7 - 1
  • GreatJedi7GreatJedi7 Road Warrior
    edited October 2011
    1. "Scream" - Avenged Sevenfold
    2. "Craigslist" - "Weird Al" Yankovic
    3. "Apart" - The Cure
    4. "Redemption" - The Devil Wears Prada
    5. "Faithless" - MyChildren MyBride
    6. "Joy" - Newsboys
    7. "Hallelujah" - Jeff Buckley
    8. "Du Hast" - Rammstein
    9. "Fat" - "Weird Al" Yankovic
    10. "Shimmy" - System of a Down.

    King: GreatJedi7 (9 songs)

    GreatJedi7 - 5
    Mega-Tallica - 1
    CJHobbes - 1
    FlyGuyLXI - 1
    MagicMurderBag7 - 1

    Wow.
  • edited October 2011
    Damn you Jedi! I doubt i will ever get that many in a row again.

    Barenaked Ladies - Conventioneers
    Beck - Emergency Exit
    Rush - Spirit of the Radio
    Ima Robot - I'm a ***** For You
    Neko Case - Prison Girls
    Jonathan Coulton - Todd the T1000
    Billy Joel - Only The Good Die Young
    Midnight Riders - Midnight Ride
    Mutemath - Stare At the Sun
    The Dead Weather - Hustle and Cuss

    not even close :(

    King: GreatJedi7 (9 songs)

    GreatJedi7 - 6
    Mega-Tallica - 1
    CJHobbes - 1
    FlyGuyLXI - 1
    MagicMurderBag7 - 1
  • DackAttacDackAttac Road Warrior
    edited October 2011
    Lord almighty. The one song that wasn't a hit wasn't even off by much.

    1. "No Action" - Elvis Costello
    2. "Dear Mr. President" - Pink & Indigo Girls
    3. "Another New World" - Josh Ritter
    4. "Yer So Bad" - Tom Petty
    5. "Jamaica Jerk-Off" - Elton John
    6. "Jackie O" - John Mellencamp
    7. "God's Silence" - Eels
    8. "Here Comes My Girl" - Tom Petty & the Heartbreakers
    9. "Baby Doll" - Kay Hanley (Ugh, the album it comes from has "Babydoll" as one word, but the track is clearly formatted as two words.)
    10. "Rollover D.J." - Jet

    ...ouch.

    King: GreatJedi7 (9 songs)

    GreatJedi7 - 7
    Mega-Tallica - 1
    CJHobbes - 1
    FlyGuyLXI - 1
    MagicMurderBag7 - 1
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