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Accidental Tech Podcast

Marco Arment, Casey Liss, John Siracusa

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Accidental Tech Podcast

Accidental Tech Podcast

Marco Arment, Casey Liss, John Siracusa

158
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201
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Three nerds discussing tech, Apple, programming, and loosely related matters.

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We Can't Wait To See What You Do To It

Please join ATP in donating to St. Jude Podcastathon 2020 Video Casey’s appearance Siracusa’s appearance Pre-show: Beyerdynamic DT 770 Pro, 250Ω Light color temperatures LED corn bulb The Stalman Podcast #95: Time Flies Apple Event Video Casey’s electric meter lamp Follow-up: PlayStation 5 Digital Edition pricing John’s savior Xbox One X sales up 747% at Amazon Solo Loop inversion Gruber’s mapping onto traditional sports bands Apollo Robbins Apple Watch power adapters Boring Old Menu Bar Deleting APFS snapshots using OnyX Apple One and varying logins Some confusion about Apple Watch Sport Band sizes? (via Ryan Fung) Apple Watch band returns Epic and Sign In with Apple Car demonstration videos Spinning Levers: How a Transmission Works (1936) Around the Corner: How Differential Steering Works (1937) Microsoft Acquires ZeniMax January 2018: Xbox One has a serious exclusive games problem Chris Plante’s observation Future exclusives will be “case-by-case” Widgetsmith and home sc...

133 min6 d ago
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We Can't Wait To See What You Do To It

The World of Moving

Please join ATP in donating to St. Jude Pre-show: Sleepy Shirts Headphone cups Sony MDR-7506 John’s new pads Beyerdynamic DT 770 Pro, 250-ohm Beyerdynamic EDT 1770D pads Follow-up: PlayStation 5 pricing and availability PlayStation 5 sizes Apple Event: Time Flies Apple Watch Series 6 U1 & Ultra-wideband Measuring Your Blood Oxygen Technology Connections: How pulse oximeters work Casey’s pulse oximeter Bands Sport Band Link Bracelet Solo Loop Sizing PDF Braided Solo Loop Leather Link Apple Watch SE and Series 3 Apple Watch Family Setup Apple Fitness+ Peloton Beachbody On Demand Multi-level marketing iPad (8th generation) iPad Air Gurman on CPUs Post-show: Surprise! iOS 14 shipped! Will Hains’s Version History Chart Sponsored by: Squarespace: Make your next move. Use code ATP for 10% off your first order. Doordeck: A SaaS solution for smartphone keyless entry that integrates with all existing door-access-control brands. Stripe Checkout: A prebuilt, hosted payment page optimized for conversion, as seen in our Membership system. Stripe built Checkout so we didn’t have to. Become a member for ad-free episodes and our early-release, unedited “bootleg” feed!

146 min1 w ago
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The World of Moving

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Please join ATP in donating to St. Jude Pre-show: A heartfelt “thank you” from Casey Sand running Sorry, California Follow-up: GUI method for deleting APFS snapshots Boot Camp Assistant tmutil listlocalsnapshots / Carbon Copy Cloner Xbox Elite Series 2 trigger adjustment PS4 back-button attachment Deer apparently are “opportunistic omnivores” (via Matt Harmon) Casey’s flashlight mini-review Casey’s photos of his trip Blue Ridge Tunnel Mac Pros and waking from sleep (1554.40.13.0.0 (iBridge: 18.16.12370.5.1,0)) Marco’s least-favorite iOS Mail bug is fixed! Apple implementing promised changes to App Reivew Suggest changes to guidelines Wait wait, John got a Finder bug fixed! Surtainly Not: Big Sur menu bar hack Apple/Epic update Epic and Sign In with Apple Epic’s Instructions Apple Countersues Epic Games Epic turned off IAP in Fortnite Court document Apple Event next week Clockwise #363: No Guinea Pig Applications Under the Radar #199: Spending Dan Riccio’s 2020 Battery Surpl...

131 min2 w ago
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The Price of an ATP Sticker

Please join us in donating to St. Jude Follow-up: John’s Mac Pro Reviving a data-only volume bridgeOS updates Other Mac Pro Woes John Sandilands Paul Colton Job Non-Mac-Pro Woes Hagen Terschüren Leeward Roland Månsson on Mac hardware tests ⌥D and then ⌘E Apple support article SilentKnight /usr/libexec/remotectl dumpstate (via Paul Galow) Recycling cables Apple recycling programs Best Buy recycling Fortnite “Accidentally” Enables Cross-Play (via DJ Ghostmare) US Bill for Unsubscribing to services (via Clarus the Dogcow) Epic Games’s developer is terminated Marco’s Synology (Ours are DS1813+s) RAID 1 7.68TB SSD and dual enclosure Starport75 Ten internal SSDs for your 2019 Mac Pro More Mac Pro internal drive brackets from the same company #askatp How much disk space is left on my APFS-based storage‽ (via Ron Olson) tmutil listlocalsnapshots Is the Mac menu bar going to become window chrome? (via Michael Grossmann) Does Marco have a target loudness? (via Jake Bennett-Young) Po...

119 min3 w ago
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The Price of an ATP Sticker

We’re the Bit Company

Black. Lives. Matter. Follow-up: Bump starts and heel/toe Design resources for developers /r/UI_Design Refactoring UI Fortnite/Epic “Seasons”, and Chapter 2 Season 4 Tim Sweeney’s tweet Cross-play won’t work anymore (via The Verge) Corporate Relationship Management Microsoft on Cross-Play Sony on Cross-Play Microsoft weighs in Judge’s ruling Sarah Jeong’s tweet thread John Gruber’s take The Verge’s coverage Apple’s gross and greedy behavior The Once and Future e-book #askatp How much of the macOS reviews of yore changed during the writing process? (via James Andrews) What do we use to filter spam? (via Michael Boyle) How should we store our older cables? (via Chris Anderson) Post-show: John’s Mac Pro Tale of Woe Sponsored by: Linode: Instantly deploy and manage an SSD server in the Linode Cloud. New accounts get a $20 credit with code atp2020. Backblaze: Unlimited cloud backup for just $6/month. Start a free 15-day trial today. Mint Mobile: Get your new wireless plan for j...

161 minAUG 28
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We’re the Bit Company

Corporate Relationship Counselor

Pre-show: Marco spends Casey’s money Marco’s headphones Marco’s flashlight Video review by “SensiblePrepper” Follow-up: John’s s Apple’s fall-event-dates rumor is already wrong Correction about Siracusa’s “Aristotle” quote (Twitter thread) Apology 30b 2-4 interpretation Big Sur touch screen gestures on Lenovo X250 Big Sur menu bar icon spacing John’s mouse woes continue Epic and Apple are still tusslin’ Motion for Temporary Restraining Order Unreal Engine Charlie Monroe Dithering Under the Radar #198: Store Wars #askatp Special thanks to Brendon Reyell for creating askatp.fm Why doesn’t macOS let you place your windows just so? (via Nathaniel Cohen) How does a developer with no design skills get better at design? (via Mike Milinazzo) iOS Human Interface Guidelines Where does one start in the switch Windows → Mac? (via A. Krishna Rao) Casey and Marco argue about Mac vs. PC in a prior life Mac keyboard shortcuts Post-show Neutral: How does one drive a stick? Gordon Murra...

150 minAUG 21
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Corporate Relationship Counselor

Worse in Stupid Ways

Follow-up: Tim Cook does play both sides of the campaign-donation game Big Sur Beta 4 tweaks “Wallpaper Tinting in Windows” Energy Saver Slider Single-shot Disabling Live Photos (via James Cocker) Preparing Your App to be the Default Browser or Email Client Phil Schiller advances to Apple Fellow ATP Appearance Ode to the App Review team Apple Fellows New iMacs Jason Snell’s take Epic declares war on Apple Apple boots Fortnite off the App Store Nineteen Eighty-Fortnite Google boots Fortnite off the Google Play Store Epic’s Lawsuit Dithering The Art of the Possible Apple nails the coffin shut on xCloud and Stadia Previously on ATP Post-show: Neutral: What car would John buy next? Casey’s doomed to get a dog Sponsored by: Linode: Instantly deploy and manage an SSD server in the Linode Cloud. New accounts get a $20 credit with code atp2020. ExpressVPN: The fastest and most reliable VPN. Get an extra three months free with a 1-year package. Mack Weldon: Reinventing men’s basics wit...

130 minAUG 15
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Worse in Stupid Ways

I Invented This Anti-Pattern

Pre-show: Zip ties vs. Velcro cable ties Monoprice 106463 cable ties Follow-up: Apple’s Public Policy Advocacy (via Kyles the Gray) macOS Catalina 10.15.6 can read Big Sur APFS volumes (via Ole Begemann) Would we distribute our iOS apps outside the App Store? (via Wade Tregaskis) HEY #askatp How do we move data between computers? (Yes, again.) (via Jon Aumann) Casey on Homebrew bundle Will iPhone-only apps be rotated appropriately for usage on macOS/iPad OS? (via John Demco) How does John “back up” the junk valuable artifacts in his attic? (via John Larson) Post-show: John’s incorrect photo-taking preferences Sponsored by: Eero: We’re asking a lot of our Wi-Fi. eero can help yours do more. Enter code ATP at checkout to get free next-day shipping. Squarespace: Make your next move. Use code ATP for 10% off your first order. Bombas: The most comfortable socks in the history of feet. Give a pair when you buy a pair, and get 20% off your first purchase. Become a member!

119 minAUG 3
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I Invented This Anti-Pattern

One Branch Leads to Yes

Pre-show: Working on Stuff that Doesn’t Matter CMMI Waterfall Dithering Follow-up: Mac waking up for Reminders Intel is… not in a good place. Tech CEO Testimony to Congress Peter Steinberger on app entitlements Amazon Prime Video deal email Rumored Apple product-launch dates Big Sur’s New Look Active Window Dark Mode Active Window Active Window With Toolbar Active Window Active Window Separated System 6 Active Window System 7 Active Window Mac OS 9 Active Window Sliders Slider System Preferences With Slider Battery Battery before beta 3 Battery starting on beta 3 Icons App Icons 1 App Icons 2 Utility App Icons Upgrade #308: The Adventures of Dr. Icon Toolbars SF Symbols Toolbar 1 Toolbar 2 Toolbar 3 Toolbar Hover Customize Toolbar Control Center Alert Menu Bar Menu Bar Giant Menu Bar Animated GIF Post-show: Marco accidentally reincarnated Neutral for fifteen minutes Sponsored by: Linode: Instantly deploy and manage an SSD server in the Linode Cloud. New accounts get a $20 credit ...

162 minJUL 31
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One Branch Leads to Yes

Riding the Autocomplete

ATP Membership Update!! Please consider joining, but we’re still cool if you don’t. Pre-show: Seltzer: 1, Tiff: 0, Marco: 0 PV=nRT Channellock Follow-up: T2 and TouchBar from Gui Rambo Apple’s priorities for /️♀️ for Apple Silicon TDP Apple News “Podcast” Marc Jacobs The Daily Techmeme Ride Home SoftBank is selling ARM to Nvidia? x86-64 Itanium RISC-V Dark Sky Apple To Be 100% Carbon Neutral for Supply Chain & Products by 2030 Lisa Jackson’s Blog Post Lisa Jackson Vogue Interview Apple says Apple’s 30% is Great [for Apple] #askatp If we can go iOS → macOS, can we go macOS → iOS? (via Eduard Rozenberg) Will Apple offer CPU options on Apple Silicon powered Macs? (via James) Do we really know a lot about Obj-C/PHP/Perl/Javascript/Swift/etc? (via Colby Todisco) Post-show: Overcast’s iOS 14 “roadmap” Sponsored by: Hello Fresh: America’s #1 meal kit. Use code 80atp to get a total of $80 off, including free shipping on your first box. Mint Mobile: Get your new wireless plan...

143 minJUL 24
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Latest Episodes

We Can't Wait To See What You Do To It

Please join ATP in donating to St. Jude Podcastathon 2020 Video Casey’s appearance Siracusa’s appearance Pre-show: Beyerdynamic DT 770 Pro, 250Ω Light color temperatures LED corn bulb The Stalman Podcast #95: Time Flies Apple Event Video Casey’s electric meter lamp Follow-up: PlayStation 5 Digital Edition pricing John’s savior Xbox One X sales up 747% at Amazon Solo Loop inversion Gruber’s mapping onto traditional sports bands Apollo Robbins Apple Watch power adapters Boring Old Menu Bar Deleting APFS snapshots using OnyX Apple One and varying logins Some confusion about Apple Watch Sport Band sizes? (via Ryan Fung) Apple Watch band returns Epic and Sign In with Apple Car demonstration videos Spinning Levers: How a Transmission Works (1936) Around the Corner: How Differential Steering Works (1937) Microsoft Acquires ZeniMax January 2018: Xbox One has a serious exclusive games problem Chris Plante’s observation Future exclusives will be “case-by-case” Widgetsmith and home sc...

133 min6 d ago
Comments
We Can't Wait To See What You Do To It

The World of Moving

Please join ATP in donating to St. Jude Pre-show: Sleepy Shirts Headphone cups Sony MDR-7506 John’s new pads Beyerdynamic DT 770 Pro, 250-ohm Beyerdynamic EDT 1770D pads Follow-up: PlayStation 5 pricing and availability PlayStation 5 sizes Apple Event: Time Flies Apple Watch Series 6 U1 & Ultra-wideband Measuring Your Blood Oxygen Technology Connections: How pulse oximeters work Casey’s pulse oximeter Bands Sport Band Link Bracelet Solo Loop Sizing PDF Braided Solo Loop Leather Link Apple Watch SE and Series 3 Apple Watch Family Setup Apple Fitness+ Peloton Beachbody On Demand Multi-level marketing iPad (8th generation) iPad Air Gurman on CPUs Post-show: Surprise! iOS 14 shipped! Will Hains’s Version History Chart Sponsored by: Squarespace: Make your next move. Use code ATP for 10% off your first order. Doordeck: A SaaS solution for smartphone keyless entry that integrates with all existing door-access-control brands. Stripe Checkout: A prebuilt, hosted payment page optimized for conversion, as seen in our Membership system. Stripe built Checkout so we didn’t have to. Become a member for ad-free episodes and our early-release, unedited “bootleg” feed!

146 min1 w ago
Comments
The World of Moving

Receive Their Honking

Please join ATP in donating to St. Jude Pre-show: A heartfelt “thank you” from Casey Sand running Sorry, California Follow-up: GUI method for deleting APFS snapshots Boot Camp Assistant tmutil listlocalsnapshots / Carbon Copy Cloner Xbox Elite Series 2 trigger adjustment PS4 back-button attachment Deer apparently are “opportunistic omnivores” (via Matt Harmon) Casey’s flashlight mini-review Casey’s photos of his trip Blue Ridge Tunnel Mac Pros and waking from sleep (1554.40.13.0.0 (iBridge: 18.16.12370.5.1,0)) Marco’s least-favorite iOS Mail bug is fixed! Apple implementing promised changes to App Reivew Suggest changes to guidelines Wait wait, John got a Finder bug fixed! Surtainly Not: Big Sur menu bar hack Apple/Epic update Epic and Sign In with Apple Epic’s Instructions Apple Countersues Epic Games Epic turned off IAP in Fortnite Court document Apple Event next week Clockwise #363: No Guinea Pig Applications Under the Radar #199: Spending Dan Riccio’s 2020 Battery Surpl...

131 min2 w ago
Comments
Receive Their Honking

The Price of an ATP Sticker

Please join us in donating to St. Jude Follow-up: John’s Mac Pro Reviving a data-only volume bridgeOS updates Other Mac Pro Woes John Sandilands Paul Colton Job Non-Mac-Pro Woes Hagen Terschüren Leeward Roland Månsson on Mac hardware tests ⌥D and then ⌘E Apple support article SilentKnight /usr/libexec/remotectl dumpstate (via Paul Galow) Recycling cables Apple recycling programs Best Buy recycling Fortnite “Accidentally” Enables Cross-Play (via DJ Ghostmare) US Bill for Unsubscribing to services (via Clarus the Dogcow) Epic Games’s developer is terminated Marco’s Synology (Ours are DS1813+s) RAID 1 7.68TB SSD and dual enclosure Starport75 Ten internal SSDs for your 2019 Mac Pro More Mac Pro internal drive brackets from the same company #askatp How much disk space is left on my APFS-based storage‽ (via Ron Olson) tmutil listlocalsnapshots Is the Mac menu bar going to become window chrome? (via Michael Grossmann) Does Marco have a target loudness? (via Jake Bennett-Young) Po...

119 min3 w ago
Comments
The Price of an ATP Sticker

We’re the Bit Company

Black. Lives. Matter. Follow-up: Bump starts and heel/toe Design resources for developers /r/UI_Design Refactoring UI Fortnite/Epic “Seasons”, and Chapter 2 Season 4 Tim Sweeney’s tweet Cross-play won’t work anymore (via The Verge) Corporate Relationship Management Microsoft on Cross-Play Sony on Cross-Play Microsoft weighs in Judge’s ruling Sarah Jeong’s tweet thread John Gruber’s take The Verge’s coverage Apple’s gross and greedy behavior The Once and Future e-book #askatp How much of the macOS reviews of yore changed during the writing process? (via James Andrews) What do we use to filter spam? (via Michael Boyle) How should we store our older cables? (via Chris Anderson) Post-show: John’s Mac Pro Tale of Woe Sponsored by: Linode: Instantly deploy and manage an SSD server in the Linode Cloud. New accounts get a $20 credit with code atp2020. Backblaze: Unlimited cloud backup for just $6/month. Start a free 15-day trial today. Mint Mobile: Get your new wireless plan for j...

161 minAUG 28
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We’re the Bit Company

Corporate Relationship Counselor

Pre-show: Marco spends Casey’s money Marco’s headphones Marco’s flashlight Video review by “SensiblePrepper” Follow-up: John’s s Apple’s fall-event-dates rumor is already wrong Correction about Siracusa’s “Aristotle” quote (Twitter thread) Apology 30b 2-4 interpretation Big Sur touch screen gestures on Lenovo X250 Big Sur menu bar icon spacing John’s mouse woes continue Epic and Apple are still tusslin’ Motion for Temporary Restraining Order Unreal Engine Charlie Monroe Dithering Under the Radar #198: Store Wars #askatp Special thanks to Brendon Reyell for creating askatp.fm Why doesn’t macOS let you place your windows just so? (via Nathaniel Cohen) How does a developer with no design skills get better at design? (via Mike Milinazzo) iOS Human Interface Guidelines Where does one start in the switch Windows → Mac? (via A. Krishna Rao) Casey and Marco argue about Mac vs. PC in a prior life Mac keyboard shortcuts Post-show Neutral: How does one drive a stick? Gordon Murra...

150 minAUG 21
Comments
Corporate Relationship Counselor

Worse in Stupid Ways

Follow-up: Tim Cook does play both sides of the campaign-donation game Big Sur Beta 4 tweaks “Wallpaper Tinting in Windows” Energy Saver Slider Single-shot Disabling Live Photos (via James Cocker) Preparing Your App to be the Default Browser or Email Client Phil Schiller advances to Apple Fellow ATP Appearance Ode to the App Review team Apple Fellows New iMacs Jason Snell’s take Epic declares war on Apple Apple boots Fortnite off the App Store Nineteen Eighty-Fortnite Google boots Fortnite off the Google Play Store Epic’s Lawsuit Dithering The Art of the Possible Apple nails the coffin shut on xCloud and Stadia Previously on ATP Post-show: Neutral: What car would John buy next? Casey’s doomed to get a dog Sponsored by: Linode: Instantly deploy and manage an SSD server in the Linode Cloud. New accounts get a $20 credit with code atp2020. ExpressVPN: The fastest and most reliable VPN. Get an extra three months free with a 1-year package. Mack Weldon: Reinventing men’s basics wit...

130 minAUG 15
Comments
Worse in Stupid Ways

I Invented This Anti-Pattern

Pre-show: Zip ties vs. Velcro cable ties Monoprice 106463 cable ties Follow-up: Apple’s Public Policy Advocacy (via Kyles the Gray) macOS Catalina 10.15.6 can read Big Sur APFS volumes (via Ole Begemann) Would we distribute our iOS apps outside the App Store? (via Wade Tregaskis) HEY #askatp How do we move data between computers? (Yes, again.) (via Jon Aumann) Casey on Homebrew bundle Will iPhone-only apps be rotated appropriately for usage on macOS/iPad OS? (via John Demco) How does John “back up” the junk valuable artifacts in his attic? (via John Larson) Post-show: John’s incorrect photo-taking preferences Sponsored by: Eero: We’re asking a lot of our Wi-Fi. eero can help yours do more. Enter code ATP at checkout to get free next-day shipping. Squarespace: Make your next move. Use code ATP for 10% off your first order. Bombas: The most comfortable socks in the history of feet. Give a pair when you buy a pair, and get 20% off your first purchase. Become a member!

119 minAUG 3
Comments
I Invented This Anti-Pattern

One Branch Leads to Yes

Pre-show: Working on Stuff that Doesn’t Matter CMMI Waterfall Dithering Follow-up: Mac waking up for Reminders Intel is… not in a good place. Tech CEO Testimony to Congress Peter Steinberger on app entitlements Amazon Prime Video deal email Rumored Apple product-launch dates Big Sur’s New Look Active Window Dark Mode Active Window Active Window With Toolbar Active Window Active Window Separated System 6 Active Window System 7 Active Window Mac OS 9 Active Window Sliders Slider System Preferences With Slider Battery Battery before beta 3 Battery starting on beta 3 Icons App Icons 1 App Icons 2 Utility App Icons Upgrade #308: The Adventures of Dr. Icon Toolbars SF Symbols Toolbar 1 Toolbar 2 Toolbar 3 Toolbar Hover Customize Toolbar Control Center Alert Menu Bar Menu Bar Giant Menu Bar Animated GIF Post-show: Marco accidentally reincarnated Neutral for fifteen minutes Sponsored by: Linode: Instantly deploy and manage an SSD server in the Linode Cloud. New accounts get a $20 credit ...

162 minJUL 31
Comments
One Branch Leads to Yes

Riding the Autocomplete

ATP Membership Update!! Please consider joining, but we’re still cool if you don’t. Pre-show: Seltzer: 1, Tiff: 0, Marco: 0 PV=nRT Channellock Follow-up: T2 and TouchBar from Gui Rambo Apple’s priorities for /️♀️ for Apple Silicon TDP Apple News “Podcast” Marc Jacobs The Daily Techmeme Ride Home SoftBank is selling ARM to Nvidia? x86-64 Itanium RISC-V Dark Sky Apple To Be 100% Carbon Neutral for Supply Chain & Products by 2030 Lisa Jackson’s Blog Post Lisa Jackson Vogue Interview Apple says Apple’s 30% is Great [for Apple] #askatp If we can go iOS → macOS, can we go macOS → iOS? (via Eduard Rozenberg) Will Apple offer CPU options on Apple Silicon powered Macs? (via James) Do we really know a lot about Obj-C/PHP/Perl/Javascript/Swift/etc? (via Colby Todisco) Post-show: Overcast’s iOS 14 “roadmap” Sponsored by: Hello Fresh: America’s #1 meal kit. Use code 80atp to get a total of $80 off, including free shipping on your first box. Mint Mobile: Get your new wireless plan...

143 minJUL 24
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Riding the Autocomplete
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