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We just listened in on Dell CEO Michael Dell’s speech at the Fortune Green conference, during which he showed off a “never before seen” eco-inspired computer with a bamboo casing. Dell said the computer is 81 percent smaller than a standard desktop, uses 70 percent less […]

We just listened in on Dell CEO Michael Dell’s speech at the Fortune Green conference, during which he showed off a “never before seen” eco-inspired computer with a bamboo casing. Dell said the computer is 81 percent smaller than a standard desktop, uses 70 percent less power and is filled with recycled materials like old bottles, milk jugs and detergent cases. While Dell wouldn’t give the name of the bamboo box, he said the product would come out later this year and would likely range in price betwen $500 and $700. Check out our pictures of the ecoputer.

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  1. it looks like a fig newton

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  2. [...] out a render after the break.Continue reading Dell unveils tiny bamboo-cased eco-computer conceptRead | Permalink | Email [...]

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  3. [...] out a render after the break.Continue reading Dell unveils tiny bamboo-cased eco-computer conceptRead | Permalink | Email [...]

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  4. [...] out a render after the break.Continue reading Dell unveils tiny bamboo-cased eco-computer conceptRead | Permalink | Email [...]

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  5. [...] out a render after the break.Continue reading Dell unveils tiny bamboo-cased eco-computer conceptRead | Permalink | Email [...]

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  6. [...] out a render after the break.Continue reading Dell unveils tiny bamboo-cased eco-computer conceptRead | Permalink | Email [...]

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  7. [...] out a render after the break.Continue reading Dell unveils tiny bamboo-cased eco-computer conceptRead | Permalink | Email [...]

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  8. [...] out a render after the break.Continue reading Dell unveils tiny bamboo-cased eco-computer conceptRead | Permalink | Email [...]

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  9. [...] out a render after the break.Continue reading Dell unveils tiny bamboo-cased eco-computer conceptRead | Permalink | Email [...]

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  10. [...] out a render after the break.Continue reading Dell unveils tiny bamboo-cased eco-computer conceptRead | Permalink | Email [...]

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  11. [...] (Kudos to Earth2Tech for the news.) [...]

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  12. [...] I’m getting a Dell”, maybe he can say, “Dude, I’m getting wood”. [Earth2tech] TAGS: bamboo, computer, concept, Dell, eco Sphere It    SHARETHIS.addEntry({ [...]

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  13. [...] hey guyz check out this link…dell is really going eco friendly. Pictures of Dell’s Eco Bamboo Computer Earth2Tech what next…a keyboard and mouse of [...]

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  14. [...] Earth2Tech. Tags: DellOtras entradas que te pueden interesar…:Nuevos Dell Inspiron a la ventaLos Dell [...]

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  16. I applaud companies that really do try to limit their consumption of non-renewable resources but I wonder how many of the current crop of companies releasing “green” products are just doing it for the marketing buzz and how many really try to reduce energy use and waste in their own production facilities and offices.

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  17. [...] will cost around £250 – £350. You can check out more and look at the pics over at earth2tech by clicking here. [?] Share [...]

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  18. [...] Dell Eco hecho de Bambu earth2tech.com/2008/04/22/pictures-of-dells-eco-bamboo-compu… por mat75 hace pocos segundos [...]

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  19. Man I thought dell was a good company and not run by wackos. i guess I will have to shift to a company that doesnt bow to political pressure.

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  20. I think it looks great – it’s nice to see some companies make the effort…

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    1. David B. wacko? you must be kidding? using sustainable materials does not need a rocket scientist explanation. really feel sorry for you.

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  21. [...] Pictures of Dell’s Eco Bamboo Computer [Earth2Tech] [...]

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  23. [...] Dell apresentou seu primeiro computador “ecológico”, com características bem interessantes. Ainda sem nome, o desktop tem a carcaça em bambu e é 81% [...]

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  24. [...] I did Stumble Upon , was a conference highlight about a new product- by Dell. According to the blog Earth2tech  , Michael Dell just announced Dell’s new “eco-inspired” laptop. “Dell said [...]

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  25. Awesome

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  26. [...] Pictures of Dell’s Eco Bamboo Computer [Earth2Tech] [...]

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  27. It probably has a larger carbon footprint to make this thing out of non-streamlined parts.

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  28. [...] to an Earth2Tech article, Dell is going to be releasing their smallest computer that is 81% smaller than a standard desktop. [...]

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  30. [...] the Fortune Green conference, Dell unveiled a compact desktop with a bamboo case. The system is 81 percent smaller than a “standard” desktop, uses 70 percent less [...]

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  31. [...] no word on additional specs, but will be released later this year and go between $500 and $700. [Earth2tech] .gallery { margin: auto; } .gallery-item { float: left; margin-top: 10px; text-align: center; [...]

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  32. Where are the specs? does it have a VIA processor? every ‘eco’ PC should have a VIA processor and run Linux.

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  33. Very nice.

    Hopefully efforts like these will drive home the notion that the average PC user doesn’t need a massive, plastic clad tower to surf, e-mail and trawl Facebook/MySpace :)

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  34. [...] Vi har sett flere anvendelser av bamus tidligere, men dette er den først pc-en vi har sett laget av gresset. Dette er Dells forsøk på å bli mer miljøvennlige. I følge selskapet skal den blant annet bruke 70 prosent mindre strøm og den benytter også materiale fra resirkulerte bokser. Maskinene skal etter ryktene prises mellom 500 og 700 dollar. Du kan lese mer og se flere bilder på Earth2tech. [...]

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  35. [...] any case, pictures of Dell’s “bamboo computer” can be found at earth2tech, and the concept is worth raising a few eyebrows for. Firstly, some of [...]

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  36. [...] Leggi tutta la notizia e guarda le foto su earth2tech [...]

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  37. [...] pictures of the Dell Bamboo computer can be found at earth2tech. var addthis_pub = [...]

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  38. [...] Its made with old bottles, milk jugs and detergent cases and its a PC. Dell has announced what they call a ecocomputer. It doesn’t look anything like your conventional PC but its got a feel to it with its wooden looking case. Good on Dell for taking a green initiative. You can check out the pictures of ecocomputer here. [...]

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  39. It sort of looks a bit corny to me. But at least it’s a start.

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  40. I like it. The design just doesn´t seem practical, but at least they are doing something for the environment.

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  41. [...] – Pictures of Dell’s Eco Bamboo Computer « Earth2Tech eco-inspired computer with a bamboo casing. Dell said the computer is 81 percent smaller than a [...]

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  42. [...] you want to check out more photos of the Eco-PC head over to Earth2tech which is another blog site site I recently found that is focusing on [...]

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  43. [...] Dell con su Pc de bambú conmemorando el día de la Tierra, que por cierto dicha Pc tiene muy buena vista, y ahora Asus nos [...]

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  44. [...] bamboo computer? That’s right. Dell has just announced an Eco-computer with bamboo casing. Filled with materials from recycled products, it is 81 percent smaller than [...]

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  45. Too bad it is a DELL, it will end up as landfill within two years. Junk ass pc builders! So no, not eco-friendly.

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  46. Sounds and looks great! Hopefully will see more movement towards eco-friendly components and casing in the future.

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  47. Love it. Is there a plug in for solar charging?

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  49. [...] It uses 71% less energy than the average desktop Source [...]

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  50. BUt think about it, this means they would need to cut some bamboo for each computer. I think synthetics would be the way to go on this one

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  51. Although the concept is cool, the sad thing is that you’re stuck with windows. Well, that is if you want any entertainment with out having to tweak one of those free OS systems. I hope apple comes out with something similar. Meh….

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  52. [...] Via Earth2Tech Tags: Bamboo, Computer, Dell Computers, Eco Bamboo Computer, Eco friendly, Eco friendly computer, Electronic Products, Gadgets, Lifestyle, Michael Dell, Recycle, Shopping, Technology [...]

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  53. [...] field just outside Amsterdam: the letters were small stones, the space bar a twig… and it worked.http://earth2tech.com/2008/04/22/pictures-of-dells-eco-bamboo-computer/Bamboo – Wikipedia, the free encyclopediaBamboo is a group of woody perennial evergreen plants in [...]

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  54. [...] $500 and $700. A name for the computer has not yet been decided on. Image and Source credit: Earth2Tech Tags: bamboo computer, Dell, eco bamboo computer, eco computer, Fortune Green conference, Michael [...]

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  55. [...] low. Dell has also consistently had a pretty good track record for recycling, and recently started showing off its new eco PC, which is 81 percent smaller than a standard desktop and uses 70 percent less [...]

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  57. it DOES look like a fig newton! How cute. :)

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  58. [...] 14th, 2008 at 11:30 am in Energy Turns out Dell showing off an ultra-small bamboo-encased PC at a conference in April (pictured below) was just one step toward the company offering “greener” computers. [...]

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  59. [...] Dell’s CEO speech at the Fortune Green conference showed off a “never before seen” eco-inspired computer with a bamboo casing. 81 percent smaller than a standard desktop, uses 70 percent less power and is filled with recycled materials like old bottles, milk jugs and detergent cases.  Check out the article and pictures c/ of Earth2tech at http://earth2tech.com/2008/04/22/pictures-of-dells-eco-bamboo-computer/ [...]

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  60. [...] business decisions. But this time, I think they might be onto something with their up and coming eco-friendly PCs. Hardly a new concept, with one exception. Dell is using bio-friendly cases, along with low-impact [...]

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  61. Very good article. Thanks for the good information!.

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  62. Barbara Miller Saturday, June 7, 2008

    Hope its not as crappy & noisy as the the XPS 200. I would never buy a Dell again.

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  63. when are designers going to relive that everything eco does not have to be ugly. if you really want to be eco friendly save the three hundred extra bucks and ride your bike three times a week to work.

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  64. [...] will cost around £250 – £350. You can check out more and look at the pics over at earth2tech by clicking here. Submit to: StumbleUpon Digg Del.icio.us [...]

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  66. Unfortunately it doesn’t seem like any of these bamboo veneer PCs are making it to market. I understand the ASUS EcoBook has just been delayed again (or possibly discontinued?).

    Hopefully someone will find a way to make this happen since I really do like the bamboo skin and possible eco-friendly nature of these PCs.

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  67. [...] blog said on … The computing Expert ? Blog Archive ? Dell??s eco Computer said on April 23rd …http://earth2tech.com/2008/04/22/pictures-of-dells-eco-bamboo-computer/Meet CherryPal, the world??s most efficient and affordable desktop PC – The Tech Herald… the [...]

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  68. [...] Energy, Science/Technology, Yahoo! Buzz How do you make computing eco-hip? Wrap it in bamboo. Back in April, Dell showed off its bamboo-clad PC that uses 70 percent less power than a standard computer. Today, storage company [...]

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  69. [...] do you make computing eco-hip? Wrap it in bamboo. Back in April, Dell showed off its bamboo-clad PC that uses 70 percent less power than a standard computer. Today, storage company [...]

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  70. [...] saw a preview earlier this year, but Dell finally released their Studio Hybrid desktop line of stylish and eco-friendly computers. [...]

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  71. [...] 6, 2008 in News by andymontana How do you make computing eco-hip? Wrap it in bamboo. Back in April, Dell showed off its bamboo-clad PC that uses 70 percent less power than a standard computer. Today, storage company [...]

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  72. [...] More Bamboo Dell: earth2tech.com/2008/04/22/pictures-of-dells-eco-bamboo-computer/ [...]

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  73. [...] April 2008 at the Fortune Brainstorm Green Conference, Dell mentioned the release of a desktop computer encased in bamboo – one of the world’s most renewable resources – as an alternative to metal or [...]

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  74. [...] April 2008 at the Fortune Brainstorm Green Conference, Dell mentioned the release of a desktop computer encased in bamboo – one of the world’s most renewable resources – as an alternative to metal or plastics. Asus [...]

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  75. [...] moda agora é aparelhos eletrônicos ecológicos para enfrentar parte do problema. A Dell fez um computador de bambu. A Asus criou um laptop. Tem até smartphone feito deste material. Já existem tocadores [...]

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  76. [...] percent of our carbon emissions are attributed to computing. Both computer makers like Tangent and Dell and startups like Verdiem, which makes PC energy-management software, have started introducing [...]

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  78. ha ha interesting…
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  79. [...] Comments Posted October 28th, 2008 at 8:00 am in Big Green From the people who brought you the bamboo computer come two new greener computers: a new desktop made partially out of recycled plastic water bottles, [...]

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  80. [...] the people who brought you the bamboo computer come two new greener computers: a new desktop made partially out of recycled plastic water bottles, [...]

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  81. [...] the people who brought you the bamboo computer come two new greener computers: a new desktop made partially out of recycled plastic water bottles, [...]

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  82. [...] stop on our cool computer search is the Dell “eco-computer.” Michael Dell unveiled the new machine in April and it is to be 81 percent smaller than a standard [...]

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  83. That’s a great thing, all green looking and all. But you know what I’d really like? To have the keys work on my Latitude D610, or who knows, maybe not have dead pixels and the monitor half falling off.

    I’ll never own another Dell, no matter how “green” it goes.

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  85. I see the bamboo casing for sale online (Sam’s Club
    ) but not the entire computer. When and where can we buy it, shouldn’t it be out now? I’m always looking for a way to shave my electricity bill and go more green and this computer looks like it could do it.

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  86. Personally, I think this is a wonderful start.
    I hope Dell, ASUS and others research their bamboo sources well- as many Chinese manufacturers use toxic chemicals such as Urea Formaldehyde in the bonding process for bamboo laminates.
    Furthermore pollution, wages and worker health and safety in China are disgraceful in many factories.
    It would be shameful indeed if this green revolution is not merely marketing hype and at the expense of oppressed Chinese labour.

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  87. [...] an earth-friendly computer does not necessarily require you to upgrade from plastic to bamboo, as seen here. Instead, going as far in as the operating system itself can save your computer’s energy [...]

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  88. [...] plus de phhotographies de ce PC, clik. Subscribe to comments Comment | Trackback | Post Tags: bambou, dell, écolo, [...]

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  89. [...] lado, es una planta dura que crece rápido, es biodegradable y económica, perfecta para fabricar PCs y laptops reciclables. Una excelente alternativa. Portable bamboo: the plastic is very bad for the environment, generates [...]

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  90. Ruthie Bright Friday, May 29, 2009

    You made some good points there. I did a search on the topic and found most people will agree with your blog.

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  92. Amazing… green this, green that. Any numbers on the carbon footprint of a regular Dell vs. this model? A comparison would be helpful. Not a very practical approach to cutting CO2.

    We as a species will be extinct long before the environment and climate.

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  94. who all plays world of war craft give a respons

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  95. Good idea. And Macs suck, so I’m glad its Dell who came out with it first. If they’re smart they’ll patent it and make apple pay a royalty if they ever produce something like this

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    1. Asus came out with it first… the betting is who’ll actually sell one first!

      I wanna buy a bamboo laptop! Whaaa!

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  96. Very cool look. But could it be a fire hazard :)

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  98. [...] new. Bamboo is cool though… didn't they build a bridge in china out of bamboo at some point? source [...]

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  99. [...] reveals its eco-inspired computer with bamboo casing. Apparently, 81% smaller than a standard desktop, it uses 70% less power and is filled with [...]

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  100. [...] impressive moves to reduce its carbon footprint and has been offering more eco-friendly products (see the bamboo laptop), Greenpeace gave it a big old penalty point for backtracking on its commitment to eliminate PVC [...]

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  101. [...] impressive moves to reduce its carbon footprint and has been offering more eco-friendly products (see the bamboo laptop), Greenpeace gave it a big old penalty point for backtracking on its commitment to eliminate PVC [...]

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  102. [...] impressive moves to reduce its carbon footprint and has been offering more eco-friendly products (see the bamboo laptop), Greenpeace gave it a big old penalty point for backtracking on its commitment to eliminate PVC [...]

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  103. Bannanas are hiary and purple people smell funny. Oh and the computer is wierd and smelly like purple people.

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