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Date: 08/25/11 10:00 AM

68 Responses to Icy Hot. Literally.

  1. Profile photo of sunday_scour
    sunday_scour Male 18-29
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    August 24, 2011 at 8:54 pm
    Link: Icy Hot. Literally. - An ice cube glows red hot and ignites for a demonstration of modern induction heating.
  2. Profile photo of LazyMe484
    LazyMe484 Male 18-29
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    August 25, 2011 at 10:03 am
    The ice is on fire! ... HOW?
  3. Profile photo of Gerry1of1
    Gerry1of1 Male 50-59
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    August 25, 2011 at 10:05 am

    HuhWhat? How does that....

    Oh GOD! OWWWW! OOOOOOOHHHHH!
    My Brain!
    It`s Hurting!!!!
  4. Profile photo of Subushie
    Subushie Male 18-29
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    August 25, 2011 at 10:06 am
    Umm... wat?
  5. Profile photo of ATL1EN
    ATL1EN Male 18-29
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    August 25, 2011 at 10:07 am
    im meeeellllltttttiiinnnggggg
  6. Profile photo of newbzoorz
    newbzoorz Male 13-17
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    August 25, 2011 at 10:19 am
    Can we get an explanation video or something? My mind has been blown.
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    auburnjunky Male 30-39
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    August 25, 2011 at 10:24 am
    It`s a light source making the ice glow.

    If it were hot enough to "burn" the ice, it would just instantly turn to steam. Water cannot burn in any form.
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    Yosemine Male 18-29
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    August 25, 2011 at 10:24 am
    It`s misleading. First comment on YouTube is:

    "There is a piece of metal in the ice cube. At 00:14. you can hear it melt through the bottom and hiss as it hits the water. This is a demonstration of induction`s inability to heat anything other than metal. ~shayd333"
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    Arcval Male 18-29
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    August 25, 2011 at 10:27 am
    Fun with electromagnetism!
  10. Profile photo of Revolutioniz
    Revolutioniz Male 18-29
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    August 25, 2011 at 10:29 am
    This is a method of induction heating using the magnets and metal inside the cube of ice. the eddy currents generated only heat the metal and the ice appears red hot. but the appearance is just the light from the red hot metal centered in the ice out of sight. the reason the ice does not melt is because the magnets produce a current that holds the electrons/heat near the metal, so it cannot radiate outwards.

    This technique is used in nuclear fusion. they line the inside of a large doughnut shaped machine with strong magnets. when conducting fusion experiments the atoms heat and mix into a plasma reaching upwards of 150million degrees. but the heat is contained through the use of eddy current produced by the magnets and the electric charge.

    In case anyone was wondering.
  11. Profile photo of MildCorma
    MildCorma Male 18-29
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    August 25, 2011 at 10:32 am
    Induction heating is basically using any object that can transfer current (in this example, an Ice Cube, or to pre-empt the "omg ice cubes can`t conduct very well!" I`d like to add that specifically the reaction gains pace as the ice melts and water conducts). The object is wrapped in a coil and a current passed through it to cause the effect. This is fairly basic stuff, as the theory behind it is used in motors and electronic coils all over the place.
  12. Profile photo of patchouly
    patchouly Male 40-49
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    August 25, 2011 at 10:33 am
    I could be wrong here, but I don`t think it`s the ice that`s on fire. Yes, the ice is so hot that it`s glowing, but I think the fire is in the air, around the ice.

    Still a very cool display though.
  13. Profile photo of MildCorma
    MildCorma Male 18-29
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    August 25, 2011 at 10:34 am
    @Revoultioniz

    Nice mate, straight from the front page of Wikipedia! Not an internet science hero at all, lol
  14. Profile photo of demonveteran
    demonveteran Male 18-29
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    August 25, 2011 at 10:42 am
    uummm, mind blown
  15. Profile photo of Altaru
    Altaru Male 18-29
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    August 25, 2011 at 10:54 am
    Is that really fire, or is it just steam reflecting the light given off by the ice cube (or, I guess, the metal inside the ice cube)?

    It looks more like fog than actual flames...
  16. Profile photo of Revolutioniz
    Revolutioniz Male 18-29
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    August 25, 2011 at 10:56 am
    @MildCorma i just checked the wikipedia site, there are hardly any similarities besides the fact that they`re both accurate. it doesn`t take a genius to figure out that if i know what im talking about, then wikipedia might same similar things. douche bag.. i`ve been a physics student for the past 3 years, i learn this poo every day
  17. Profile photo of Sathon
    Sathon Male 18-29
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    August 25, 2011 at 11:14 am
    "There is a piece of metal in the ice cube. At 00:14. you can hear it melt through the bottom and hiss as it hits the water. This is a demonstration of induction`s inability to heat anything other than metal."
  18. Profile photo of thelonious
    thelonious Male 40-49
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    August 25, 2011 at 11:26 am
    Yeah, no. Either there`s something going on similar to an electrolysis process and those flames are the gases recombining or this is some tomfoolery.
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    YIELD_TO_ME Male 18-29
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    August 25, 2011 at 11:32 am
    Huh, and I thought my wife was the only one who could burn water.
  20. Profile photo of ATL1EN
    ATL1EN Male 18-29
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    August 25, 2011 at 11:38 am
    @YEILD TO ME LMFAO DUDE HAHAHAHAHAHAAAAAAA AAAAAAA AAAAAAAAA AAAAAAAAAAAAAAAA
  21. Profile photo of greenbasterd
    greenbasterd Male 18-29
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    August 25, 2011 at 12:51 pm
    i know exactly whats going on here. unfortunately i do now possess the vocabulary to explain it
  22. Profile photo of yoda141
    yoda141 Male 18-29
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    August 25, 2011 at 12:51 pm
    This is impossible. My guess as a simple undergrad student is that there`s a piece of metal hidden behind the ice, which is what gets heated and shines on, and also volatilizes the ice.
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    imatwirp Male 18-29
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    August 25, 2011 at 1:18 pm
    Idiots. Ice doesnt burn. Water doesnt burn either. It just goes into a gaseous state. What you are seeing is the vapor with an orange color from the coils.
    The human race really needs to go back to school.
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    thehitcher Male 18-29
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    August 25, 2011 at 1:22 pm
    am i the only one here who is waiting for the day when inception heating hits the mainstream market?
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    Fatninja01 Male 30-39
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    August 25, 2011 at 1:40 pm
    I like my ice cubes cold thankyou
  26. Profile photo of DrProfessor
    DrProfessor Male 18-29
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    August 25, 2011 at 1:40 pm
    That`s not the ice getting red hot or catching fire. Those are things under and/or behind the ice getting red hot and emitting flames, which you can see through the ice because IT`S F*CKING CLEAR YOU DOLT.
  27. Profile photo of Agent0024blo
    Agent0024blo Male 18-29
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    August 25, 2011 at 1:56 pm
    @thehitcher - Is that a burner inside of a burner???
  28. Profile photo of Deviros
    Deviros Male 18-29
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    August 25, 2011 at 2:01 pm
    @DrProfessor:

    Uh, no, there`s nothing under or behind the ice getting hot. There may be something IN the ice, but the point of induction heating is that the heating element doesn`t get hot, and doesn`t glow.
  29. Profile photo of Revolutioniz
    Revolutioniz Male 18-29
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    August 25, 2011 at 2:14 pm
    @deviros you`re so wrong, there is a piece of metal centered under/in the ice that heats up and turns red, glowing light is just passing through the ice. hte point of induction heating is using magnetism, and containing hte heat.

    why do so many people here spot out bullpoo without actually knowing if they`re right? you`re on the internet, if you`re going to comment about something, it`s not hard to drating search it. instead of misinforming people..
  30. Profile photo of slut_etta
    slut_etta Female 50-59
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    August 25, 2011 at 2:26 pm
    say what you will, science is cool, no pun intended
  31. Profile photo of emmettyville
    emmettyville Female 40-49
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    August 25, 2011 at 2:37 pm
    WELL THAT HEATING IS USELESS!!!

    IT DOESN`T EVEN MELT ICE CUBES!!!
  32. Profile photo of Deviros
    Deviros Male 18-29
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    August 25, 2011 at 2:51 pm
    @Revolutioniz If there`s something under the ice, exactly HOW is the induction coil supposed to heat it? it`s kind of inefficient that way isn`t it?
  33. Profile photo of Deviros
    Deviros Male 18-29
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    August 25, 2011 at 2:55 pm
    For the record - i never said that it was the ice burning. I was just saying that the induction coil, built that way, would have a hard time aiming at something below its area of effectiveness, which in this case, would be below the coil.

    Sure, I may be wrong, but my real offense was at DrProfessor calling someone an idiot with almost no provocation.

    AGAIN - the metal is very likely INSIDE the ice, INSIDE the coil.
  34. Profile photo of boredyeti
    boredyeti Male 13-17
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    August 25, 2011 at 3:42 pm
    @revolutioniz explain the flame then genius.
  35. Profile photo of mcssls
    mcssls Female 70 & Over
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    August 25, 2011 at 4:32 pm
    it`s not a flame, it`s steam carrying the glow of the cube
  36. Profile photo of The_Dave_Man
    The_Dave_Man Male 40-49
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    August 25, 2011 at 4:57 pm
    So I`m guessing the ice starts to sublimate but I don`t know how it glows. I`m guessing that the magnetic flux running through the ice cube causes the electrons in the water molecule to become excited in an elevated state then emit light when the electrons drop back down to their lower state. Two things are happening. 1. Magnetic flux through the cube and an increase in temperature. I thought that the increase in temperature came from the number of coils. Since there are only a few coils there wasn`t that great of a temperature increase but a great magnetic flux through the cube. I could be wrong, but this is my guess. Do you agree or disagree with this comment? Why or why not. I`ve never really understood the link between induction heaters and their magnetic flux.
  37. Profile photo of SoberGuy
    SoberGuy Male 18-29
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    August 25, 2011 at 5:28 pm
    ok.. so maybe im the dumbest newbie here, but... someone please explain to me why didnt it melt?
  38. Profile photo of MildCorma
    MildCorma Male 18-29
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    August 25, 2011 at 5:58 pm
    @revolutionz

    clearly, you are not a physics student if you actually copy paste wikipedia word for word... nice going, especially as your second year should have probably contained some modules on semi conductors and magnetic properties, so copy pasting wikipedia wouldn`t be required. YOU GO INTERNET SCIENCE HERO!

    @thedaveman

    No mate it`s basically a demonstration of how induction heating works in that it will only heat metal and not non-metallic objects.
  39. Profile photo of cyborg
    cyborg Male 13-17
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    August 25, 2011 at 6:30 pm
    maybe just glass and a light under it?
  40. Profile photo of Revolutioniz
    Revolutioniz Male 18-29
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    August 25, 2011 at 6:31 pm
    @MildCorma you`re a drating tool. i already told you earlier that i didn`t copy wiki, and when i checked the wikipedia page, there were no similarities besides the basic idea i was getting across. and even if i did copy past wikipedia, that would make me right? so stfu and go troll someone else. you dont know wtf you`re talking about. you`re just a child with a keyboard.
  41. Profile photo of Revolutioniz
    Revolutioniz Male 18-29
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    August 25, 2011 at 6:34 pm
    @Boredyeti have you ever seen metal catch fire? cause i have, fire is just the release of photons from atoms of the surrounding gas becoming less excited. you can see metal catch fire all of the time, my dad could make metal spark a flame with an arch welder.
  42. Profile photo of Revolutioniz
    Revolutioniz Male 18-29
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    August 25, 2011 at 6:37 pm
    but "mcssls" could be right, it does appear to just be the steam carrying the glow
  43. Profile photo of Revolutioniz
    Revolutioniz Male 18-29
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    August 25, 2011 at 6:39 pm
    Anyway, im done here. not going to waste my time with this dumbass troll "corma" "Herp derp, he said facts, therefore he must have copy pasted it!" get a clue..
  44. Profile photo of stagefreak
    stagefreak Male 18-29
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    August 25, 2011 at 6:58 pm
    they should have thrown a stick of butter so we can see how hot it really is.
  45. Profile photo of I-IS-BORED
    I-IS-BORED Male 18-29
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    August 25, 2011 at 8:00 pm
    description fail
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    Angelmassb Male 18-29
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    August 25, 2011 at 9:36 pm
    Witchery!
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    xCYBERDYNEx Male 18-29
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    August 25, 2011 at 11:12 pm
    blah blah blah "science"
  48. Profile photo of Piepig
    Piepig Male 13-17
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    August 25, 2011 at 11:52 pm
    They just put a light under it and did some video effects! Ice is impossible to melt because it is already melted.
  49. Profile photo of gibb0
    gibb0 Male 13-17
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    August 26, 2011 at 12:30 am
    "Ice is impossible to melt because it is already melted."

    I believe that water is melted ice >_>
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    Theyoyoguy Male 18-29
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    August 26, 2011 at 12:52 am
    it could have been calcite
  51. Profile photo of SvampeBob
    SvampeBob Male 18-29
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    August 26, 2011 at 1:30 am
    "Ice is impossible to melt because it is already melted."

    wtf?

    god damn it, does a macbook pro have the braket button?
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    robosnitz Male 40-49
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    August 26, 2011 at 1:48 am
    THIS IS THE WORK OF SATAN!!!!!
  53. Profile photo of kribbe
    kribbe Male 18-29
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    August 26, 2011 at 3:49 am
    "Ice is impossible to melt because it is already melted."

    what?
  54. Profile photo of NNoamfer
    NNoamfer Male 18-29
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    August 26, 2011 at 4:03 am
    "Ice is impossible to melt because it is already melted."

    I don`t usually insult people, but when I do, it`s to the stupidest of people.

    They didn`t even melt it.
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    shiftyplus1 Male 18-29
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    August 26, 2011 at 4:47 am
    If you put this to music, George RR Martin might have a way to end his series now.
  56. Profile photo of collegebound
    collegebound Male 18-29
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    August 26, 2011 at 6:45 am
    "They just put a light under it and did some video effects! Ice is impossible to melt because it is already melted."

    stay in school kid...
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    chimmeychang Male 30-39
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    August 26, 2011 at 7:39 am
    also, the ice may be suspending metals that aid in conductivity, no one said it was pure distilled water. also also, when salt water is bombarded with the right frequency of radio waves it burns due to the release of hydrogen, or so i read somewhere once. I am not sure if distilled water would do this with just heat generated from an electromagnetic current, but its not too big a leap.
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    Skittzo Female 18-29
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    August 26, 2011 at 7:40 am
    Dude, Piepig! Way to cool the fire between MildCorma and Revolutionz! (Hee-hee)
    On a side note I totally think Revolutionz is some sort of a student cause grammar woah!
    Also, thanks for the laugh! ^_^
  59. Profile photo of Intaresting
    Intaresting Male 18-29
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    August 26, 2011 at 7:50 am
    Wow, gives a totally new meaning to ice burn.
  60. Profile photo of flyducks
    flyducks Male 13-17
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    August 26, 2011 at 11:47 am
    how do I ice?
  61. Profile photo of sunday_scour
    sunday_scour Male 18-29
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    August 26, 2011 at 2:22 pm
    @Revolutioniz Is plagerism the new War on Drugs? I keep forgeting who to shame these days...

    @I-IS-BORED It`s not if you consider a description as representative of the poster. I was totaly fooled! I agree with MildCorma, it`s just showing how only the metal gets hot. Although, as chimmeychang point`s out, they never said the water was pure. Any material will, under the right conditions, conduct electricity.
  62. Profile photo of sunday_scour
    sunday_scour Male 18-29
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    August 26, 2011 at 2:36 pm
    @Revolutioniz Is plagerism the new War on Drugs? I keep forgeting who to shame these days...

    @I-IS-BORED It`s not if you consider a description as representative of the poster. I was totaly fooled! I agree with MildCorma, it`s just showing how only the metal gets hot. Although, as chimmeychang point`s out, they never said the water was pure. Any material will, under the right conditions, conduct electricity.
  63. Profile photo of sunday_scour
    sunday_scour Male 18-29
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    August 26, 2011 at 2:55 pm
    @Revolutioniz Is plagerism the new War on Drugs? I keep forgeting who to shame these days...

    @I-IS-BORED It`s not if you consider a description as representative of the poster. I was totaly fooled! I agree with MildCorma, it`s just showing how only the metal gets hot. Although, as chimmeychang point`s out, they never said the water was pure. Any material will, under the right conditions, conduct electricity.
  64. Profile photo of sunday_scour
    sunday_scour Male 18-29
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    August 26, 2011 at 3:05 pm
    Not quite sure how that comment triple posted. Do I win a prize?
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    Tisjokar Male 18-29
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    August 26, 2011 at 4:38 pm
    In Soviet Russia...
  66. Profile photo of B-b-beccah
    B-b-beccah Female 18-29
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    August 26, 2011 at 6:19 pm
    SCIENCE!
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    xoxnameless Female 18-29
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    August 26, 2011 at 10:53 pm
    Needs explanation link.
  68. Profile photo of raultastic
    raultastic Male 13-17
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    August 27, 2011 at 11:04 am
    God,
    I`d like to file a bug report...

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