Tuesday, December 11, 2018

Earth: Lithium-Ion battery innovation ... and Energy Resource Engineering ... A) Stanford ERE - Control Engineers: The Unsung Heroes of Battery Technology, * * * B) Does anyone know of interesting projects/publications that integrate ethnography with big data?, * * * C) Stanford-Harvard Latin America conference, * * * D) [Wikimedia-l] Wikipedia in an abstract language, * * * E) Map of the countries w Euro & without ... Eurozone (many languages), Finland Interview about #UniversalBasicIncome, WUaS /Banking_and_Money, /Machine_Learning, /Europe @WorldUnivAndSch Distribute #UniversalCryptoCurrency backed by ~200 countries' central banks via #UniversalBasicIncome?, Seeking to add with machine learning est. 4 billion people w/o addresses into 1 #RealisticVirtualEarth for #UniversalBasicIncome, conceptually, & the other 3.5 billion people as AVATAR BOTS in Google StreetView for SOCIAL MEDIA & STEM research


Lithium-Ion battery innovation ...

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Stanford ERE - Control Engineers: The Unsung Heroes of Battery Technology


Hi Simona, Anna, Maartje, Anirudh, and Richard, 

I'm writing to say thank you, Simona, for your fascinating "Energy Seminar: Simona Onori: Advancing Batteries through Physics-based Control: An Automotive Perspective" talk in the Nvidia auditorium on Nov 26, 2018 - https://events.stanford.edu/events/800/80036/ ... I came up to ask you afterward about your thoughts about coding a realistic virtual earth for Lithium-Ion battery research, and batteries in situ themselves, but was only able to give you my CC-4 MIT OCW-centric wiki World University and School card, because the question line was so long. 

I've asked Anna after her great Sanford ERE talk - https://events.stanford.edu/events/804/80494/ - (which you introduced), and Anirudh as well, about this. And I wonder if your interest in modeling energy in carbonate rock, Maartje, could also inform coding a realistic virtual earth for energy resource engineering. I'm interested in an ongoing way in coding Lego robotics to begin with into a realistic virtual earth for energy questions ... and even re modeling at the cellular and the atomic levels the familiar batteries that might be used in Lego robotics into a realistic virtual earth for engineering questions (see the last Tweet in this blog post - https://scott-macleod.blogspot.com/2018/12/tunguska-russia-asteroid-1908.html as well as https://scott-macleod.blogspot.com/2018/12/rose-ringed-parakeet-stanford-annual.html). For a realistic virtual earth again, I'm thinking in terms of the Google platform and conceptually re Google Street View with time slider / Maps / Earth / TensorFlow etc. and which is group build-able by many. And it seems that re the recent MIT Symposium on Robotic Systems and Blockchain, in both blog posts above, that coding this in a SINGLE realistic virtual earth has much much merit as well. I think the Rumsey map center at Stanford may be getting into mapping asteroids re realistic virtual universe questions as well (https://scott-macleod.blogspot.com/2018/12/asteroids-astronaut-ed-lu-charting-high.html). 

Simona, since you're a Stanford ERE professor, in what ways might you suggest exploring how such an initiative could emerge further out of Stanford ERE, and perhaps in collaboration with the University of Michigan, Anna, and even for graduate student Ph.D. projects? For commercial value, it could be great if such a realistic virtual earth could become usable by car and battery shops all over India, Greece, Italy and the Netherlands, both for Li-Ion research for control etc, but also for crowd-sourcing data, and extending battery life in car repair situations.  (It seems like MIT's Richard Braatz could be of help here as well - and as a possible collaborator, since he spoke recently fascinatingly about Li-Ion batteries at Stanford ERE, - and MIT President Rafael Reif has a Stanford Ph.D. And Stanford President & Professor Emeritus/ Alphabet chair John Hennessy, who's a material scientist, might also be of help). If helpful, I'd be willing to reach out to both of these professors / presidents. I'm already a bit in touch with MIT Prof. Richard Braatz - https://events.stanford.edu/events/800/80002/ - with regard to realistic virtual earth questions and Li-Ion batteries.


Here's the beginning Battery_Technologies' wiki subject at CC-4 MIT OCW-centric wiki World University and School - 

https://wiki.worlduniversityandschool.org/wiki/Battery_Technologies - before we've connected this to Wikidata/Wikibase in ~300 languages. Check out the MIT OCW to see how it works, and let's add some of your Li-ion resources with time. 



Simona, how might you suggest developing such a realistic virtual earth for energy resources engineering questions? Anna was very enthusiastic about this idea when I asked about this at her talk. 
Thank you again for your great talks, and looking forward to communicating further about this. 

Best, Scott




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Li-Ion Stanford talks from the past (which I've attended)

2017
http://events.stanford.edu/events/719/71931/

See, too, from 2011 -



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[Medianthro] Ethnography and big data

Hi Nina and All, 

RE your
"Does anyone know of interesting projects/publications that integrate
ethnography with big data? Not using ethnography to complement big data (or
vice versa), but projects that seek to integrate both approaches in the
analysis. I'm working on a project that tries to do this particularly in
relation to irregularised migration, but I would also appreciate
inspiration from other areas."

What are 2 or 3 main questions you're asking in your research (again), Nina?

I'm thinking how to focus this new method I'm calling ethno-wiki-virtual-world-graphy - https://scott-macleod.blogspot.com/search/label/ethno-wiki-virtual-world-graphy - in terms of each of all ~200 countries/nation states/main languages in the making of a realistic virtual earth (think Google Street View+) re big data ... with avatar bots ... and potentially with a Universal Basic Income for all 7.5 billion people, conceptually. 


Am hoping we can come into conversation further about this. 

Regards, Scott








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Languages - World Univ - http://twitter.com/sgkmacleod  


“Naked Harbin Ethnography” book (in Academic Press at WUaS) - http://twitter.com/HarbinBook

(OpenBand (Berkeley) - https://twitter.com/TheOpenBand ) )


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- World University and School

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Professor Héctor Hoyos,

Nice to meet and talk with you at the Stanford-Harvard Latin America conference - https://events.stanford.edu/events/815/81559/. And thanks for your fascinating talk.

Here's the great 2006 Richard Rorty interview I mentioned - https://youtu.be/Fx9Pu2ZYcKQ - (accessible from here - https://scott-macleod.blogspot.com/2018/12/greater-coucal-4-billion-people-in.html - with another fascinating Rorty interview from 2002 as well; there's a Rorty 'label in this blog as well - https://scott-macleod.blogspot.com/search/label/Richard%20Rorty).

Some very early beginnings of CC-4 MIT OCW-centric Spanish-language World University and School are here - https://scott-macleod.blogspot.com/search/label/Spanish (building too on https://ocw.mit.edu/courses/translated-courses/spanish/ > https://ocw.mit.edu/courses/translated-courses/) ..

Here's the beginning wiki Spanish_language World University and School page -
https://wiki.worlduniversityandschool.org/wiki/Spanish_language (not yet in Spanish - accessible from - https://wiki.worlduniversityandschool.org/wiki/Languages - planned in each of all 7097 living languages. 

Let's stay in touch too about a realistic virtual earth for humanities (am thinking Google Street View with time slider / Maps / Earth with Avatar Bots + and for a new method I'm calling ethno-wiki-virtual-world-graphy - https://scott-macleod.blogspot.com/search/label/ethno-wiki-virtual-world-graphy .

Thank you again.

Best, 
Scott



-- 
- Scott MacLeod - Founder, President & Professor

- World University and School

- 415 480 4577

- CC World University and School - like CC Wikipedia with best STEM-centric CC OpenCourseWare - incorporated as a nonprofit university and school in California, and is a U.S. 501 (c) (3) tax-exempt educational organization. 



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Thanks for sending these along, Scott, and for joining us earlier today!

With best wishes,
Héctor

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Héctor Hoyos
Associate Professor of Latin American Literature
Stanford University




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You're welcome! 

It was also a pleasure to talk with Monica VanBladel (https://dlcl.stanford.edu/people/monica-vanbladel-0) yesterday, and about Mexico World University and School - https://wiki.worlduniversityandschool.org/wiki/Mexico (not yet in Spanish), and planned as one of WUaS's first online Universities for degrees, outside of accrediting online degrees in the US (where Spanish and Chinese are some of WUaS's pilot languages, - and probably in Mexico / Spain and Hong Kong / China first, building on the CC-4 MIT OCW in these languages - https://ocw.mit.edu/courses/translated-courses/ ). 

Could you please share all of this with Monica as well?

Re your last question in the round table, I wonder how engaging your question with Google Poly within a Google/Stanford/Alphabet platform might problematize these issues further - and in Latin American countries online. And with regard to your edifying talk about meat, I wonder how, for online medical degrees, even online tele-robotic surgery will inform questions of actual-virtual physical-digital meat (e.g. virtual lab mice in Stanford medicine in Google Poly for surgery with actual lab mice on a Navy ship in the north Pacific for developing such tele-robotic surgery with machine learning). I think your analysis would inform such questions further in interesting ways and re transcultural materialism (History and Raw Material in Muñecas - https://www.tandfonline.com/doi/full/10.1080/08905762.2018.1485282 - https://read.dukeupress.edu/novel/article-abstract/51/1/101/134684/A-Tale-of-Two-Materialisms?redirectedFrom=fulltext)

Hector, World Univ & Sch seeks to become the Stanford - Harvard - MIT - Oxbridge - Complutense of the internet and in each of all ~200 countries' official / main languages, and for online free-to-students' Bachelor, Ph.D., Law, M.D. and I.B. high school MIT OCW-centric degrees.

Perhaps we could all talk further together about online World Univ & Sch universities in the 33 Latin American and Caribbean countries' main / official languages at some point - https://wiki.worlduniversityandschool.org/wiki/Nation_States. World Univ & Sch seeks to create a very large number of faculty positions in each of these, beginning with graduate student instructors. 

Thanks again for the excellent and edifying Harvard-Stanford conference. I hope you find the Richard Rorty interview interesting  - https://youtu.be/Fx9Pu2ZYcKQ - and re his observation in 2006 that literary criticism went too far. 

Thank you.

With best regards, Scott




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[Wikimedia-l] Wikipedia in an abstract language

September 29th, 2018
Semantic Web languages allow to express ontologies and knowledge bases in a
way meant to be particularly amenable to the Web. Ontologies formalize the
shared understanding of a domain. But the most expressive and widespread
languages that we know of are human natural languages, and the largest
knowledge base we have is the wealth of text written in human languages.

We looks for a path to bridge the gap between knowledge representation
languages such as OWL and human natural languages such as English. We
propose a project to simultaneously expose that gap, allow to collaborate
on closing it, make progress widely visible, and is highly attractive and
valuable in its own right: a Wikipedia written in an abstract language to
be rendered into any natural language on request. This would make current
Wikipedia editors about 100x more productive, and increase the content of
Wikipedia by 10x. For billions of users this will unlock knowledge they
currently do not have access to.

My first talk on this topic will be on October 10, 2018, 16:45-17:00, at
the Asilomar in Monterey, CA during the Blue Sky track of ISWC. My second,
longer talk on the topic will be at the DL workshop in Tempe, AZ, October
27-29. Comments are very welcome as I prepare the slides and the talk.

Link to the paper: http://simia.net/download/abstractwikipedia.pdf

Cheers,
Denny


...
December 10th, 2018

Hi Ariel,

thanks for the very thoughtful question. I got asked this question every
time I present it, and during the Blue Sky presentation this question - or
a variation of it - was asked three times. It really is on top of people's
mind!

My answer is half inconsistent, I am afraid, because I have by now come up
with three ways to answer this question, and they contradict each other. So
I am glad to hear more thoughts on it.

Here are the three answers:

1) I think that language is a pretty bad delimiter to keep points of view
apart. Yes, sure, it allows the Japanese Wikipedia to offer a different
description of World War 2 than the Korean Wikipedia has, but I am not sure
that is entirely a good thing. We don't have two Wikipedias for Portugal
and Brazil, they have to agree and what they say, but we have Wikipedias in
Croatian, Serbian, Bosnian, Serbocroatian... and I am not sure that the
outcome of this decision is fully positive. So, my main point is, if we
really want to capture cultural differences, let's align the borders of the
editions of Wikipedia along these cultures. But aligning the cultural
borders solely along language borders is badly imperfect.

2) But in general, I think that accepting that different Wikipedias should
have different contents are incompatible with our NPOV policy. Now we could
have a lengthy discussion whether NPOV is a good policy or not. But in
general, I'd really prefer to have all points of views being presented with
their due weight in all languages, instead of using languages to represent
a point of view only in one language, and have a different point of view in
another language. I would love to be able to read both the Japanese and the
Korean point of view on contentious issues between these two countries - as
I can in Serbian and Croatian, because I can read both languages just fine
- but I think it is rather problematic that language barriers dictate the
point of view I have access to. In fact, in many cases, we can see in the
English speaking Wikipedia how the very same editors from the say Croatian
and Serbian Wikipedia come to a more balanced result in the English
Wikipedia, which they wouldn't accept in their 'home' Wikipedias. Funny,
isn't it?

3) More importantly, and entirely disagreeing with #1 and #2, is that the
Abstract Wikipedia never suggests to replace the current language editions,
but to fill up the gaps in any given language edition. So, if the Croatian
Wikipedia really wants to go into details on Croatian folk songs and
Croatian food items, they should be totally able to do so without having to
feel bad that they might be missing basic information about South American
countries and Australian Aboriginal cultures. In fact, what I hope is that
each language edition can choose to display the renderings from the
Abstract Wikipedia for most articles, and then they can concentrate on
creating in-depth articles on the topics they really care about - local
cities, cultures, traditions. I remember in the beginning when working on
the Croatian Wikipedia - it feels weird to work on the article about a
local dish if you're still missing articles on all chemical elements. How
can I write an article about the town my mom lives in (pop. 148) if there
is no article yet about the country of Mexico? The abstract Wikipedia has
the ability to lessen that pressure and allow the local communities to
focus on their interests more.

I assume that the solution that combines the three answers is that we will
display the local articles whenever available, but be able to take a look
at the article rendered from the abstract version (for contrast and
comparison and maintenance). And if there is no local article, we would
treat the article rendered from the abstract version like a proper article.

So, as said, the actual answer to your question is still work in progress,
but I wanted to write down a first sketch towards the answer. I am also
very happy to hear other people thoughts on this question. But all in all I
think that going toward an Abstract Wikipedia will improve along all the
dimensions discussed. But I am sure I missed important dimensions on this
question.

Cheers,
Denny

On Thu, Nov 15, 2018 at 11:15 PM Ariel Glenn WMF <ariel@wikimedia.org>
wrote:

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Thanks, Ariel, Denny, and Wikimedians,

Re your observations, I wonder, conceptually, if the end-to-end Translation approach of Google Translate would render what you suggest, Ariel (e.g. someone could translate an article from a language Wikipedia and this would produce a single translation i.e. "one article for all
audiences"), whereas developing, conceptually, a different translator approach - i.e. from Language A to Language B - conceptually, and perhaps building such a hypothetical translator from Wikidata's Lexicographical project, could yield  "information depending on their role in the communities of the speakers of a
given language" (leaving aside the Wikimedia's ContentTranslation project at this stage). 

And I wonder  re 1), Denny and Ariel, beyond cultural contexts / differences / borders, and your Portugal and Brazil example, whether one might add in a country approach as well. Re 2 & 3) I wonder what role interpretation plays in writing a NPOV article in any given language, and vis-a-vis Abstract Wikipedia too, and how these NPOV interpretations offer benefits in their great diversity (in terms of Wikipedia's goal: "to build a world in which every single human being can freely share in the sum of all knowledge"), and the benefits of "displaying the local articles whenever available" for inter-lingual knowledge-generation.

Thanks for the very thoughtful questions and responses.

Cheers, Scott



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- World University and School



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Map of the countries w Euro & without
https://4.bp.blogspot.com/-AUOUyFQpBvU/V5qlzEOvSmI/AAAAAAAABMM/NTo2mKHjxRA511irKtmVcxt0zU-eZVqNACLcB/s1600/eurozone-map-of-which-countries-use-euro_2016.png
https://3.bp.blogspot.com/-D-G3BEK_hWw/V3TZ2JhZH2I/AAAAAAAABJA/SmkQiYJd_tEoGvbuxe1kFxJmc_tEIIiYACLcB/s1600/map-of-european-union-member-countries.png
- https://europa.eu/european-union/sites/europaeu/files/docs/body/map_en_ecfin_one_currency_big.jpg
- https://www.quora.com/Do-all-countries-in-the-European-Union-have-the-same-currency-If-not-why-is-that-so
- https://qph.fs.quoracdn.net/main-qimg-0f6e8e1e5cf4aab0c5deeb509ad94453
- https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Eurozone
- https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Euro
Precursor to #UniversalCryptoCurrency & even #UniversalBasicIncome?

can’t post this on 12/11/2018
on 3 different WUaS Twitters … with this message ..

“This request looks like it might be automated. To protect our users from spam and other malicious activity, we can't complete this action right now. Please try again later.”
(could this inability to post - a first - protect me somehow even?)

but could post “Test?” to https://twitter.com/sgkmacleod/status/1072534491812585473


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but could post this …

Eurozone comprising many languages https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Eurozone
-https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Euro
to https://wiki.worlduniversityandschool.org/wiki/Banking_and_Money & https://wiki.worlduniversityandschool.org/wiki/Machine_Learning & https://wiki.worlduniversityandschool.org/wiki/Europe World Univ & Sch @WorldUnivAndSch Precursor to single cryptocurrency backed by ~200 nation states' central banks?

- https://twitter.com/sgkmacleod/status/1072536409095987203
- https://twitter.com/WorldUnivAndSch/status/1072538928455012353
- https://twitter.com/scottmacleod/status/1072539196714307586
- https://twitter.com/WUaSPress/status/1072539089625378816



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Finland Interview about #UniversalBasicIncome - https://twitter.com/ylenews/status/1066587341358317568 ... MIT Blockchain mit Robotic Systems Symposium - https://scott-macleod.blogspot.com/2018/12/tunguska-russia-asteroid-1908.html -
with significance for MIT Digital Currency Initiative & even Universal Basic Income via WUaS Universities https://wiki.worlduniversityandschool.org/wiki/Nation_States ~

https://twitter.com/WorldUnivAndSch/status/1072561078662504448 ...


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See, too -

MIT DCI is experimenting with cryptocurrency research review; we identified surfacing signal over noise and bringing the power of peer-review to the space as important things to do. Check out the first issue and send feedback!

P.S. Also new twitter account @MITDCI give a follow




https://twitter.com/neha/status/1071099271561314304


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At the Stanford Basic Income Lab, Juliana Bidadanure and her colleagues are creating a comprehensive online resource for research and literature on and its experiments.

https://twitter.com/Stanford/status/1072512946067116032


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Eurozone comprising many languages https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Eurozone
-https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Euro
to https://wiki.worlduniversityandschool.org/wiki/Banking_and_Money & https://wiki.worlduniversityandschool.org/wiki/Machine_Learning & https://wiki.worlduniversityandschool.org/wiki/Europe World Univ & Sch @WorldUnivAndSch Precursor to #SingleCryptoCurrency backed by ~200 nation states' central banks?

- https://twitter.com/WorldUnivAndSch/status/1072538377696804864
https://twitter.com/sgkmacleod/status/1072536856632455168
- https://twitter.com/WUaSPress/status/1072540471891816448


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Eurozone comprising many languages https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Eurozone
-https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Euro
to https://wiki.worlduniversityandschool.org/wiki/Banking_and_Money & https://wiki.worlduniversityandschool.org/wiki/Machine_Learning & https://wiki.worlduniversityandschool.org/wiki/Europe World Univ & Sch @WorldUnivAndSch Precursor to #UniversalCryptoCurrency backed by ~200 nation states' central banks?

- https://twitter.com/WorldUnivAndSch/status/1072538307677089795
- https://twitter.com/sgkmacleod/status/1072537094013313025
https://twitter.com/WUaSPress/status/1072540403222659072


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Eurozone (many languages) https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Eurozone
-https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Euro
to https://wiki.worlduniversityandschool.org/wiki/Banking_and_Money & https://wiki.worlduniversityandschool.org/wiki/Machine_Learning & https://wiki.worlduniversityandschool.org/wiki/Europe - @WorldUnivAndSch Distribute #UniversalCryptoCurrency backed by ~200 countries' central banks via #UniversalBasicIncome?

https://twitter.com/WorldUnivAndSch/status/1072538182313537541
- https://twitter.com/sgkmacleod/status/1072537764271407104
- https://twitter.com/scottmacleod/status/1072539904704462848
- https://twitter.com/WUaSPress/status/1072540333429456896




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Earth: Lithium-Ion battery innovation & Energy Resource Engineering A) Stanford ERE * B) Integrate ethnography with big data? * C) Stanford-Harvard Latin America * D) [Wikimedia-l] Wikipedia in an abstract language * E) Map of the countries w Euro & #UBI https://scott-macleod.blogspot.com/2018/12/earth-lithium-ion-battery-innovation.html ~



https://twitter.com/HarbinBook/status/1072608732020908032

- https://twitter.com/WorldUnivAndSch/status/1072607257341370368

- https://twitter.com/sgkmacleod/status/1072608486679347200

- https://twitter.com/WUaSPress/status/1072608601074733057

- https://twitter.com/TheOpenBand/status/1072609150453116928

- https://twitter.com/scottmacleod/status/1072609450551332870

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How could Euro in 19/28 nation states or Dollar BEST become precursor to #UniversalCryptoCurrency #SingleCryptoCurrency backed by ~200 countries' central banks? re #UniversalBasicIncome #UBI #BasicIncome >https://scott-macleod.blogspot.com/2018/12/earth-lithium-ion-battery-innovation.html @mitDCI https://wiki.worlduniversityandschool.org/wiki/Banking_and_Money & /Machine_Learning

https://twitter.com/sgkmacleod/status/1072704518620467200


https://twitter.com/WorldUnivAndSch/status/1072703848299454465

https://twitter.com/WUaSPress/status/1072704127468134402


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Seeking to add with machine learning est. 4 billion people w/o addresses into 1 #RealisticVirtualEarth for #UniversalBasicIncome, conceptually, & the other 3.5 billion people as AVATAR BOTS in Google StreetView for SOCIAL MEDIA & STEM research https://scott-macleod.blogspot.com/2018/12/tunguska-russia-asteroid-1908.html … @WUaSPress ~



https://twitter.com/sgkmacleod/status/1071859000688267264

















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