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BS: The Mother of all BS threads

Acme 24 Mar 11 - 12:27 AM
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Rapparee 24 Mar 11 - 08:15 AM
Amos 24 Mar 11 - 12:10 PM
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Subject: RE: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
From: Acme
Date: 24 Mar 11 - 12:27 AM

There is a regional office of the National Archives a few blocks from my house. If you decide to visit down here, let me know and I'll leave town in a hurry I'll air out the guest room. :)


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Subject: RE: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
From: Little Hawk
Date: 24 Mar 11 - 01:24 AM

I tried to do something on a large scalwe once, but it jumped off and scuttled off into the underbrush.

I haven't seen one since. They're quite rare, those scalwes, so you never forget it when you do see one. Sort of like a cross between a crab and an armadillo, but with a fair bit of hair on them too.

Well, it is now tomorrow! So I am going to calculate. Ahem!

1 plus 3 equals 4! 2 minus 9 equals minus seven! 3 times 144 equals 432!

I have now satisfied all of Amos's conditions.


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Subject: RE: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
From: Rapparee
Date: 24 Mar 11 - 08:15 AM

LH, you calculating Canuck! You know them calculations only work in base 10! Ya gotta do the same things in something like base 7 too. And be able to post the value of pi backwards without a mistake and then multiply it by 2, but in hexadecimal.


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Subject: RE: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
From: Amos
Date: 24 Mar 11 - 12:10 PM

HEre, LH, this may help make it easier:

Two equivalence relations between geometric figures were used: congruence and similarity. Translations, rotations and reflections transform a figure into congruent figures; homotheties ? into similar figures. For example, all circles are mutually similar, but ellipses are not similar to circles. A third equivalence relation, introduced by projective geometry (Gaspard Monge, 1795), corresponds to projective transformations. Not only ellipses but also parabolas and hyperbolas turn into circles under appropriate projective transformations; they all are projectively equivalent figures.

The relation between the two geometries, Euclidean and projective,[4] shows that mathematical objects are not given to us with their structure.[5] Rather, each mathematical theory describes its objects by some of their properties, precisely those that are put as axioms at the foundations of the theory.[6]

Distances and angles are never mentioned in the axioms of the projective geometry and therefore cannot appear in its theorems. The question "what is the sum of the three angles of a triangle" is meaningful in the Euclidean geometry but meaningless in the projective geometry.


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Subject: RE: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
From: Rapparee
Date: 24 Mar 11 - 12:39 PM

Do that stuff work in multidimensional geometry too as well?


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Subject: RE: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
From: Little Hawk
Date: 24 Mar 11 - 01:19 PM

As usual, Amos, you have set about assaulting a gnat with a gatling gun. ;-) Impressive. But a trifle excessive, don't you think?


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Subject: RE: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
From: Amos
Date: 24 Mar 11 - 01:57 PM

Rapp:

Only for non-orthogonal but complete spaces.

LH:

Just be glad you don't have to read shit like that for a living.


A


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Subject: RE: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
From: Little Hawk
Date: 24 Mar 11 - 02:03 PM

I am VERY glad of it, Amos! ;-)


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Subject: RE: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
From: Rapparee
Date: 24 Mar 11 - 08:47 PM

Gee, I used to read stuff like this for a living (from RFC 1217, by V. Cerf et al.):

(d) Recursive Self-encapsulation. Since it is self-evident that
          layered communication is a GOOD THING, more layers
          must be better. It is proposed to recursively encapsulate
          each of the 7 layers of OSI, yielding a 49 layer
          communications model. The redundancy and
          retransmission and flow control achieved by this means
          should produce an extremely low bandwidth system if,
          indeed, any information can be transmitted at all. It is
          proposed that the top level application layer utilize ASN.1
          encoded in a 32 bit per character set.

    (e) Scaling. The initial M1A1 tank basis for the land mobile
          communication system can be improved. It is proposed to
          reduce the effective data rate further by replacing the
          tanks with shuttle launch vehicles. The only slower method
          of signalling might be the use of cars on any freeway in the
          Los Angeles area.

    (f) Network Management. It is proposed to adopt the Slow
          Network Management Protocol (SNMP) as a standard for
          ULSNET. All standard Management Information Base
          variables will be specified in Serbo-Croatian and all
          computations carried-out in reverse-Polish.


This really IS an important document and I suggest every read it in its entirety.


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Subject: RE: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
From: Amos
Date: 24 Mar 11 - 10:12 PM

Your suggestion will be reviewed by the appropriate managerial gate-keepers, sir, and you will be advised of any major, minor or action-item comments made in due course. You may look for an answer in the third quarter, 2015, barring unforeseen delays.


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Subject: RE: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
From: Rapparee
Date: 25 Mar 11 - 09:07 AM

If you don't like that one, I suggest RFC 2460, from which the following is extracted:

   A flow is a sequence of packets sent from a particular source to a particular (unicast or multicast) destination for which the source desires special handling by the intervening routers. The nature of that special handling might be conveyed to the routers by a control protocol, such as a resource reservation protocol, or by information within the flow's packets themselves, e.g., in a hop-by-hop option. The details of such control protocols or options are beyond the scope of this document.

   There may be multiple active flows from a source to a destination, as well as traffic that is not associated with any flow. A flow is   uniquely identified by the combination of a source address and a    non-zero flow label. Packets that do not belong to a flow carry a    flow label of zero.

   A flow label is assigned to a flow by the flow's source node. New flow labels must be chosen (pseudo-)randomly and uniformly from the   range 1 to FFFFF hex. The purpose of the random allocation is to    make any set of bits within the Flow Label field suitable for use as a hash key by routers, for looking up the state associated with the   flow.

   All packets belonging to the same flow must be sent with the same
source address, destination address, and flow label. If any of those
packets includes a Hop-by-Hop Options header, then they all must be
originated with the same Hop-by-Hop Options header contents (excluding the Next Header field of the Hop-by-Hop Options header).   If any of those packets includes a Routing header, then they all must
be originated with the same contents in all extension headers up to
and including the Routing header (excluding the Next Header field in
the Routing header). The routers or destinations are permitted, but
not required, to verify that these conditions are satisfied. If a
violation is detected, it should be reported to the source by an ICMP
Parameter Problem message, Code 0, pointing to the high-order octet
of the Flow Label field (i.e., offset 1 within the IPv6 packet).

   The maximum lifetime of any flow-handling state established along a
flow's path must be specified as part of the description of the
state-establishment mechanism, e.g., the resource reservation
protocol or the flow-setup hop-by-hop option. A source must not re- use a flow label for a new flow within the maximum lifetime of any   flow-handling state that might have been established for the prior
use of that flow label.

   When a node stops and restarts (e.g., as a result of a "crash"), it
must be careful not to use a flow label that it might have used for
an earlier flow whose lifetime may not have expired yet. This may be
accomplished by recording flow label usage on stable storage so that
it can be remembered across crashes, or by refraining from using any
flow labels until the maximum lifetime of any possible previously
established flows has expired. If the minimum time for rebooting the
node is known, that time can be deducted from the necessary waiting
period before starting to allocate flow labels.


This, of course, refers to IPv6 and not IPv4.


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Subject: RE: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
From: Amos
Date: 25 Mar 11 - 11:29 AM

Your generosity is exceeded only by the profundity of your impenetrability, sir. The Mother of All BS is blessed indeed to count you among her own.


A


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Subject: RE: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
From: Rapparee
Date: 25 Mar 11 - 12:27 PM

I really did have to read stuff like that. No foolin'. Really. I used to be a Certified System Administrator, with my papers and everything, and could discuss The Seven Layers until you went to sleep or threw up, whichever came first.


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Subject: RE: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
From: Acme
Date: 25 Mar 11 - 01:23 PM

Whew! Poppy's foot is healing well, even though it still looks a bit uncomfortable. Girls will be girls - lucky it was Cinnamon who gave her a chomp on the foot, not Gluon. I'll bet that pooch/duck has a painful bite with those cartoonish duck-teeth.


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Subject: RE: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
From: Rapparee
Date: 25 Mar 11 - 01:30 PM

Probably fighting over Gluon, like girls used to fight over me. Ah, I know the problems of being an irresistible male just as Gluon does!


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Subject: RE: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
From: gnu
Date: 25 Mar 11 - 01:41 PM

I'd rather throw up first. I saw a guy throw up whilst asleep once. He won the Woof of the Year Award hands down.

The Woof of the Week award was a way of disuading excessive drinking among the members of the university residence I inhabited while persuing my studies of higher education and pussy. Each week, six members of the "house" were designated as assistent proctors and refrained from all substance injestion. These men would patrol the house to ensure anyone not from the house had reason to be in the house, to ensure rowdy behaviour was within reason, and, among other duties, to ensure that anybody who drank to excess and subsequently woofed was photographed. The winning photo was posted on the entrances to the dining hall upon the Woof of the Week plaque. Woofers were not allowed to remove their pic until such time as a new Woof of the Week was awarded although the plaque was removed prior to socials held in the dining hall.


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Subject: RE: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
From: Amos
Date: 25 Mar 11 - 02:17 PM

The Seven Layers, like the Seven Veils, are considerably more obscure than they need to be, especially the Session Layer. But like King Herod Antipas's marriage to Herodias, some things are better left unremarked, for those who prefer to avoid the Separation Blues.


A


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Subject: RE: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
From: Amos
Date: 25 Mar 11 - 02:34 PM

By and by we moving through the long grass along the edge of the marsh, which I dont want to cause the marsh it full of snake, only there nothing much I can do. My mama she say ifn you has to choose youself between a alligator and a snake you best choose the alligator, cause you cant see or either hear the snake before it come to strike. The old man he dont seem to know about snakes, or maybe he do and dont mind none on ac-count of he the devil and been a snake hisself what just as bad. Either way Im is holding my breath to see what what, only noth-ing happen, and then pretty soon we leaving the tall grass and coming up a rise. There some black-green oaks up top with they branches sagging to the ground, and up past that theres a dirt-white clapboard cabin with a tintop roof...

(Excerpt from "The Conjure Man" by Peter Damian Bellis)


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Subject: RE: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
From: Eiseley
Date: 25 Mar 11 - 03:40 PM

I passed my Capstone Examinations!!

Whew!

Eiseley

P.S. Congratulations on becoming a certified researcher, Rap.


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Subject: RE: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
From: Rapparee
Date: 25 Mar 11 - 06:54 PM

100%, of course? No errors?

Pat and I are coming home tomorrow. I expect a FULL report by tomorrow night.

And what does your Proud Poppa say about you not walking the walk at UNT?

(For those who don't know, Eiseley is genetically bibliothecal.)


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Subject: RE: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
From: gnu
Date: 25 Mar 11 - 07:28 PM

Congrats E!!!!!!!!!!


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Subject: RE: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
From: Amos
Date: 25 Mar 11 - 08:04 PM

H U Z Z A H for E I S E L E Y ! ! !


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Subject: RE: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
From: Rapparee
Date: 25 Mar 11 - 08:13 PM

70% is passing, 50.000000000000000000000000001 is just above the mid-point. MOM expects more from her children than either.


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Subject: RE: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
From: Rapparee
Date: 25 Mar 11 - 08:43 PM

So true!


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Subject: RE: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
From: GUEST,Eiseley
Date: 25 Mar 11 - 08:48 PM

I just arrived in SLC and will spend a short night before taking middle son back to Pocatello so he can see his great-grandma one last time. We may not make it back in time, but I'm too tired to turn around and drive back.

Eiseley


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Subject: RE: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
From: Amos
Date: 25 Mar 11 - 10:23 PM

Luck and a fair wind!


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Subject: RE: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
From: Acme
Date: 26 Mar 11 - 12:16 AM

The happy and sad are coupled together so often, aren't they? Congratulations on your exams, Ms. Eiseley, we know you could do it. And drive safe tomorrow. Do come down if there is any way you can convince the plumber to give you a price break on the tree root thing.


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Subject: RE: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
From: Amos
Date: 26 Mar 11 - 12:40 AM

Life celebrates the forward turn in every nook.

If you get a chance to see an Italian film called "Bread and Tulips" you should see it. Especially if you are a librarian.


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Subject: RE: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
From: Rapparee
Date: 26 Mar 11 - 07:24 AM

Uh-oh. Say "hi" to everyone for me. The report can wait.


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Subject: RE: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
From: Amos
Date: 26 Mar 11 - 04:42 PM

How dare you, sir? The scandalous impropriety, the discourtesy, the thoughtless self-indulgent pig-headed flea-brained narcissism!! You should be ashamed!!!


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Subject: RE: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
From: Amos
Date: 26 Mar 11 - 07:33 PM

Wait, what? Was I mad? At whom? For why?


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Subject: RE: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
From: GUEST,Chongo Chimp
Date: 26 Mar 11 - 11:12 PM

Hey, pal...button yer lip. No one wants to hear yer bitchin' and complainin' and carryin' on, so tell it to the four walls, okay?

- Chongo


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Subject: RE: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
From: Rapparee
Date: 26 Mar 11 - 11:13 PM

I dunno. You've been flying off the handle a lot lately, insulting people you don't even know, punching out old ladies, stuff like that. Mom's very worried about you not taking your meds.


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Subject: RE: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
From: GUEST,Chongo Chimp
Date: 26 Mar 11 - 11:17 PM

He hit some old ladies??? What the...! Why, I oughta go down to San Diego and punch his lights out fer that! When are the guys in the white suits gonna come and take him away for some much-needed re-programmin' and corporal restraint?

- Chongo


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Subject: RE: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
From: Rapparee
Date: 26 Mar 11 - 11:21 PM

There was a Corporal Restraint in my old platoon....


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Subject: RE: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
From: Acme
Date: 26 Mar 11 - 11:37 PM

Did you also have a Colonel Knowledge in your regiment?


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Subject: RE: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
From: Rapparee
Date: 27 Mar 11 - 10:24 AM

No, he was the battalion commander. His executive office was Major System Failure. Our First Sergeant was "Blue" S. O'Death.


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Subject: RE: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
From: Amos
Date: 27 Mar 11 - 11:23 AM

Forgetfulness

by Billy Collins

The name of the author is the first to go
followed obediently by the title, the plot,
the heartbreaking conclusion, the entire novel
which suddenly becomes one you have never read,
never even heard of,

as if, one by one, the memories you used to harbor
decided to retire to the southern hemisphere of the brain,
to a little fishing village where there are no phones.

Long ago you kissed the names of the nine Muses goodbye
and watched the quadratic equation pack its bag,
and even now as you memorize the order of the planets,

something else is slipping away, a state flower perhaps,
the address of an uncle, the capital of Paraguay.

Whatever it is you are struggling to remember,
it is not poised on the tip of your tongue,
not even lurking in some obscure corner of your spleen.

It has floated away down a dark mythological river
whose name begins with an L as far as you can recall,
well on your own way to oblivion where you will join those
who have even forgotten how to swim and how to ride a bicycle.

No wonder you rise in the middle of the night
to look up the date of a famous battle in a book on war.
No wonder the moon in the window seems to have drifted
out of a love poem that you used to know by heart.


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Subject: RE: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
From: Amos
Date: 27 Mar 11 - 11:44 AM

I wish I could be inanimate,
banged-up and appreciated
for all my surface qualities
without ethics getting in the way. I seem to remember
being ethical. I seem to act along some kind of line
albeit a kinky one. I wonder when kinky became
pornographic and whether that aspect is
subtractable. I donŐt remember my grammar
rules. I donŐt think English is very good
for a certain kind of inventioning. I gather
some readers donŐt like being
confronted with the language in every word.
I want to be a word. I would be abstract
with an inscrutable ending.

Anna Moschovakis, quoted in the NYT by David Orr


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Subject: RE: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
From: Acme
Date: 27 Mar 11 - 06:29 PM

MOM! I scored a big box of fancy ostrich feathers for Moonglow at an estate sale this afternoon. A couple hundred dollars worth (many still in wrappers with prices) for $2.50. Great material for a costume-making kid with a hat-making class this semester!

If you're very lucky, maybe she'll make a buccaneer hat for any of our pirate or sword-fighter types who require large chapeaus with gaudy feathers.


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Subject: RE: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
From: Rapparee
Date: 27 Mar 11 - 08:46 PM

Oh, costume making class. I thought she was going into a new line of work to pay her way through school.

Oh, yeah. On a personal note, I picked up the mail today and am now officially a 30% disabled American veteran. Pat picked up on the "single, no dependents" part right away and I have to make a change there....


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Subject: RE: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
From: Rapparee
Date: 27 Mar 11 - 08:54 PM

Ah, let me clarify: that's physically disabled.


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Subject: RE: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
From: Amos
Date: 27 Mar 11 - 09:09 PM

Welll, we knew you would say that.

Those ostrich feathers--can you spare a dozen for Bobert's Blues Band Women's Auxiliary? It's a fine auxiliary. It's the best auxiliary that you ever did see...


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Subject: RE: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
From: Rapparee
Date: 27 Mar 11 - 10:15 PM

Now this is cool beyond COOL!! My ancestor, Ludwig Windhorst, on the right and Frankenstein (YES! Frankenstein!) on the left.


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Subject: RE: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
From: Acme
Date: 27 Mar 11 - 10:38 PM

Though I hear that Napolean was actually about 5'8" so not a short as people suggest, there does seem to be a similarity between these short men and posing with a hand in an odd position in a jacket. Or is he scratching?


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Subject: RE: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
From: Little Hawk
Date: 28 Mar 11 - 12:23 AM

At least his hand wasn't in his pants.


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Subject: RE: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
From: Rapparee
Date: 28 Mar 11 - 10:04 AM

Eiseley can still fly to her graduation....


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Subject: RE: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
From: Amos
Date: 28 Mar 11 - 10:28 AM

Bedad, indeed; is this Baron Frankenstein the same Frankenstein as the Frankenstein who made literary history as the Doctor Frankenstein who created Frankenstein's monster, the very monster who came to be called "Frankenstein" in the popular vernacular, however inaccurately since the Frankenstein name was correctly applied to Doctor Frankenstein rather than Frankenstein's monster? THAT Frankenstein? Or some other Frankenstein?



A


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Subject: RE: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
From: Little Hawk
Date: 28 Mar 11 - 01:28 PM

LOL!!!! Great feckin' video!


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Subject: RE: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
From: Rapparee
Date: 28 Mar 11 - 03:49 PM

Family secrecy prevents me from giving a full answer to your inquiry, Amos. Please note, though, that this "Frankenstein" is a "von und zu" -- and those were not uneducated people and they usually had at least a schloss, if not their own castle.


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