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Welcome to my talk page. Here you can leave any messages you want for me. I don't reply on this page however, and will post a reply on your own talk page (unless you don't have one or I wish to leave a message for other readers as well). To make it easier for me, please have a talk link in your signature.

Also, while I accept or even welcome criticism (as you can see, there's some on the page and/or its archives), I will delete any personal attacks. Please don't bother.


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Stop behaving like a vandal[edit]

Ynhockey,

You should take a wikibreak. you deleted here all my edits and some are not at all criticable.

You cannot either remove request of source, and the ones in this article are particularly poor, not to say totally pov-ed like Moshe Givati...

I don't know who wrote this stuff but this is a nice propaganda at the glory of Israel.

Pluto2012 (talk) 20:32, 4 November 2013 (UTC)

Ram Karmi, published works[edit]

Greetings, YN! My recent edit to Ram Karmi#Published works, which you subsequently tweaked, was primarily to indicate that the original work is in the Hebrew language. I haven't tackled the Manual of Style to learn proper Wikipedia format for foreign language titles cited in the English Wikipedia, have you? Incidentally, please note that in romanizing for the lay reader it's quite common to use ch for the Hebrew letter כ and kh for the Hebrew letter ח, hence adrichalut for אדריכלות. So it would seem your changing that is superfluous. Or do you have some support for your preference? -- Thanks, Deborahjay (talk) 18:40, 5 November 2013 (UTC)

Talk:Eleazar Maccabeus[edit]

Care to comment? Kind regards, --@Efrat (talk) 07:52, 7 November 2013 (UTC)

Now, User:IZAK has started a discussion. --@Efrat (talk) 11:35, 7 November 2013 (UTC)
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That 1948 document[edit]

Hi, the question has arisen of the correct name of the document that Ben-Gurion read out on May 14, 1948. Although it is very commonly referred to in English as the "Israeli Declaration of Independence", the most authoritative English sources I can find, such as the authorized translations of the 1948 Law and Administration Ordnance, several Basic Laws, and many High Court rulings, say "Declaration of the Establishment of the State of Israel". Does the issue of "independence" versus "establishment" also occur in Hebrew? Answer here if you like. Thanks. Zerotalk 08:46, 16 November 2013 (UTC)

The Wikipedia Library Survey[edit]

As a subscriber to one of The Wikipedia Library's programs, we'd like to hear your thoughts about future donations and project activities in this brief survey. Thanks and cheers, Ocaasi t | c 14:46, 9 December 2013 (UTC)

Out with the old...[edit]

For 2014: Wishing you a Healthy, Happy and Fulfilling NEW YEAR! Shir-El too 19:35, 23 December 2013 (UTC) (image: NASA Mars Rover, sunset)

Why the POV for...[edit]

... Society for the Protection of Nature in Israel and how come there IS NO discussion on the discussion page? Please put something there so I can reply. Cheers, Shir-El too 21:07, 23 December 2013 (UTC)

Thank you for your reply. The problem is that every statement you gave as an example happens to be true, despite the wording; it covers that many bases. I'll try to dig up some criticism if you think it'll help, tho it's often sour grapes, when some project has been successfully side-lined for cause. Cheers! Shir-El too 18:13, 27 December 2013 (UTC)
So far: http://www.haaretz.com/news/national/.premium-1.551499. Cheers Shir-El too 20:59, 27 December 2013 (UTC)

File:Hitsugaya.jpg[edit]

Hi, Ynhockey. From what episode did you take this picture? Please, see: Talk:Tōshirō Hitsugaya/GA1. Cheers, Gabriel Yuji (talk) 03:29, 9 January 2014 (UTC)

Thank you! Gabriel Yuji (talk) 17:42, 9 January 2014 (UTC)
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new 1:50,000 map at amudanan[edit]

Hi, amudanan has an extra 1:50,000 map; select the second 1:50,000 in the maps menu. It is very nicely designed and easy to read. Can you see what map it is, and what year? That site ought to have a list somewhere giving the details of the maps, but I can't find it. Thanks. Zerotalk 05:34, 1 February 2014 (UTC)

Nomination of Definitions of pogrom for deletion[edit]

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Nomination of List of events named pogrom for deletion[edit]

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The article will be discussed at Wikipedia:Articles for deletion/List of events named pogrom until a consensus is reached, and anyone is welcome to contribute to the discussion. The nomination will explain the policies and guidelines which are of concern. The discussion focuses on high-quality evidence and our policies and guidelines.

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Moshe Mann[edit]

Moshe Mann is currently listed for listed for deletion. Could you have a look at it for me? It should be simple enough to fill it in with material from the Hebrew Wikipedia. Hawkeye7 (talk) 19:28, 4 February 2014 (UTC)

Hebrew help[edit]

Hi, please check the Hebrew spelling and transliteration in the table here. Thanks. Zerotalk 13:28, 12 February 2014 (UTC)

Vandalism?[edit]

Greetings! The User Solntsa90 keeps insisting on many articles that Jerusalem (even the part west of the Green Line) is not in Israel. A prime example is: the edits to Givat Ram. Can any action be taken against this User? Kind regards, --@Efrat (talk) 21:36, 24 February 2014 (UTC)

Commons maps[edit]

I've noticed the maps you made at commons such as [1]and [2] are being used on en.wiki. These maps contain many oddities which make them inappropriate for en.wiki and I was hoping you could fix them instead of me having to manually remove the few dozens links to them. The three major problems are 1)East Jerusalem is placed on the wrong side of the Israeli boundary with Palestine 2)The Golan Heights are placed on the wrong side of the border with Syria 3) The West Bank is coloured differently than the rest of Palestine. Thanks, Sepsis II (talk) 04:23, 25 March 2014 (UTC)

I have to agree with Sepsis observations here. You state that "The maps' purpose is to illustrate Israeli localities' locations", but actually they are also being used to indicate the locations of places outside of Israel such as Ma'ale Adumim. That being the case it is not appropriate to use an erroneous international border for Israel with regards to East Jerusalem and the Golan Heights. Dlv999 (talk) 10:39, 27 March 2014 (UTC)
It's not an international boundary on the map that's highlighted, it doesn't say that anywhere. Nor does Israel have an international boundary with the Palestinian Authority except for areas A, B and C (Oslo accords), but that's also an interim boundary. This is exactly the point—the map highlights the boundaries that are important for what it illustrates. The maps are therefore completely neutral and do not portray one political opinion on another, like the political opinions of the editors actually editing the articles. —Ynhockey (Talk) 22:46, 28 March 2014 (UTC)
In citation 6 above could you explain the meaning of the red line? In citation 7 above could you explain why East Jerusalem is coloured in white (the same coluour as Israel, different from that of the West Bank). You say the maps are nuetral but they give impression that the occupied Golan Heights and East Jerusalem are part of Israel in contradiction to most RS. In wikipedia terms that is not nuetral. In any case I think this should be opened up as a centralised discussion somewhere so we can get a wider range of views on the issue. Dlv999 (talk) 07:44, 29 March 2014 (UTC)
They're administrative maps and show areas under Israeli administration, divided by district. Actually the other lines which are non-administrative (like the Green Line) were added at the request of another user, who confirmed that the end result was satisfactory. In fact I went into extra effort to show that not everyone recognizes the administrative boundaries by using different colors for different areas, but that's essentially irrelevant for the map which is only meant to show Israeli localities, whether they are in the under Israeli law or under the military administration. —Ynhockey (Talk) 11:46, 29 March 2014 (UTC)
I think showing Israeli territory and non-Israeli territory would be more pertininant than trying to include Israeli territory and Israeli occupied territory as one category - land "under Israeli administration". It is certainly not one category and should not be represented as such. Also why is the international border between Lebanon/Syria/Jorden the same colour (red) as the boundary that surrounds the Israeli occupied (Syrian) Golan Heights? This gives the impression that it is an international boundary. By the way, places outside of Israel are not "Israeli localities" - it is non-Israeli territory under Israeli occupation. Dlv999 (talk) 12:34, 29 March 2014 (UTC)

Migdal HaEmek[edit]

Yan, could you have a look at the map location on this page? I think it has plunked Migdal HaEmek in the West Bank, not in the Northern District of Israel. Cheers.Nishidani (talk) 15:30, 10 April 2014 (UTC)

This has to do with the thread above, see Talk:Ramla#What_the_heck...... (Typically, see Yafa an-Naseriyye (on the West Bank!) and Shibli–Umm al-Ghanam (in Jordan!!)) Cheers, Huldra (talk) 16:15, 10 April 2014 (UTC)
Sorry, I was editing a dozen maps at once, missed one, I've fixed it now. Sepsis II (talk) 16:21, 10 April 2014 (UTC)

Foundation wiki account[edit]

Hi - So sorry for the delay, but I've created an account for you on the Foundation wiki. You should have the temporary password in your email. If you have any questions, please email me: philippe@wikimedia.org. Thanks! Philippe Beaudette, Wikimedia Foundation (talk) 14:02, 15 April 2014 (UTC)

Anti-IDF politicisation of Canada Park[edit]

Hi, you edited Canada Park many years ago, and sadly a similar POV issue reared its ugly head again today (zero0000 ...I bet you never heard of that guy, and surely you've never known him to ever be involved in political POV disputes? ;-) ).

Luckily, Pluto has resolved most of the POV issues which are specific to the Modern Era (1948 & 1967) -- although you may want to add

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and please do check Canada Park in a week or month to be sure zero0000/etc didn't taint Pluto's edit with a new round of one-sided argument/POV, but also, I wonder if you'd like to review the rationale for adding a brief Ancient History sub-section as follows...since Canada Park is mainly an Archaeology Park to preserve the (ancient and medieval/other) ruins more than an attempt to really preserve the Palestinian ruins. Thus it only seems natural that an article about an Archaeology Park should bear at least a brief mention the periods of the historic era during which the ruins of forts, therein, were built: it's also relevant to 1947-8 & 1967 because the fort & castle were placed there to defend strategic high ground for the same reasons that Ayalon-Canada Park became a target in 1948/67. Here are some sub-sections that I was starting when zero0000 deleted it; maybe it shows more of a "consensus" if you expand on this concept instead of me [and I'll write the same to user/Shrike who commented on the talk page], also I can't edit today due to the 1-revert rule, and it helps to have "eyes on" the article to be sure they don't again taint what Pluto added:

---Ancient and medieval---

Further information: Ayalon and Latrun

The site is identified by archaeologists as being built atop biblical Aijalon, which has been held by armies due to its strategic high ground in both ancient and modern times. Some of the antiquities/ruins at the Park and nearby tourist attractions are detailed in the "Further information" links at the top of this section, as well as more details about the region's history. ---Post WW2---

(need to replace the dashes (---) with equal signs (===) 72.183.52.92 (talk) 19:22, 18 April 2014 (UTC)

Request for comment[edit]

Hello there, a proposal regarding pre-adminship review has been raised at Village pump by Anna Frodesiak. Your comments here is very much appreciated. Many thanks. Jim Carter through MediaWiki message delivery (talk) 06:47, 28 May 2014 (UTC)

The Wikipedia Library: New Account Coordinators Needed[edit]

Hi Books & Bytes recipients: The Wikipedia Library has been expanding rapidly and we need some help! We currently have 10 signups for free account access open and several more in the works... In order to help with those signups, distribute access codes, and manage accounts we'll need 2-3 more Account Coordinators.

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Lili Bosse[edit]

Hello. I talked to User talk:Number 57 and they suggested contacting you. I recently created Lili Bosse, about the current Mayor of Beverly Hills, California, the daughter of Holocaust survivors who met in Israel, and a prominent American Jewish philanthropist. I was wondering if you would be interested in translating it into Hebrew for the Israeli Wikipedia. I intend to learn Hebrew, but I don't speak/write/read it yet, so your help would be greatly appreciated. I also created the Nessah Synagogue and Beth Jacob Congregation (Beverly Hills, California), which you may want to translate. It would be great if you could keep all the inlined references too. Would you be interested? Thank you.Zigzig20s (talk) 12:36, 24 June 2014 (UTC)

Wonderful. It is people like you who make me want to keep editing Wikipedia! Also, her mother might be notable enough for a page, but I haven't read her two books yet (will do in the near future). Shalom.Zigzig20s (talk) 08:49, 25 June 2014 (UTC)
Happy new year. Let me know when you are able to translate it please. Thank you.Zigzig20s (talk) 20:54, 2 January 2015 (UTC)

Yaakov Naftali Frankel, Gilad Michoel Shaar and Eyal Yifrach[edit]

Hello again. Is there really no article on Wikipedia about the murder of Israeli teenagers Yaakov Naftali Frankel, Gilad Michoel Shaar and Eyal Yifrach? I can't find anything. I've just added a few sentences about the service in their honor at Beth Jacob Congregation (Beverly Hills, California). If there is really no article, would you please consider starting one? I don't mind expanding it, but I'm not sure how to start it without sounding like a newspaper article.Zigzig20s (talk) 01:53, 2 July 2014 (UTC)

Never mind, I've found it.Zigzig20s (talk) 16:29, 2 July 2014 (UTC)

Basma and Ma'ale Iron[edit]

Frankly, I need some help, what (=which villages, places) actually went into Basma and Ma'ale Iron? Can we get a solid source on that? Not Dov Guttman; I have found so many mistakes in his web-site.

It is sort of difficult to write the history of the places without knowing their former names.

Also, what about was al-Murtafi'a, Aqqada and Kh. Um al Abhar: were they joined into Ma'ale Iron? They are not on the list of depopulated 1948-villages, and were in the middle of the group of villages Guttman say went into Ma'ale Iron. (And all 3 are noted on the 1880s SWP map).

Hope you can help! Cheers, Huldra (talk) 20:38, 9 July 2014 (UTC)

Ok, I think User:Number 57 just solved it for me here, Thanks anyway, Cheers, Huldra (talk)

Books and Bytes - Issue 7[edit]

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POTD notification[edit]

Hi Ynhockey,

Just to let you know, the Featured Picture File:Ma'aleh Akrabim.jpg is due to make an appearance as Picture of the Day on October 1, 2014. If you get a chance, you can check and improve the caption at Template:POTD/2014-10-01. Thank you for all of your contributions! — Crisco 1492 (talk) 01:26, 10 September 2014 (UTC)

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DYK for Nadav Ben Yehuda[edit]

Cas Liber (talk · contribs) 00:02, 9 October 2014 (UTC)

Machane vs Machaneh[edit]

Hello YN,

Greetings from the Netherlands. I saw you changed machaneh to machane. I wrote the h on the end because it's also there in Hebrew במחנה. What was the reason for you changing it?

Regards,

Peter--Peter ter Haar (talk) 15:17, 12 October 2014 (UTC)

List of villages depopulated during the Arab–Israeli conflict[edit]

I see that you used to be involved in this page, if you have the patience, could you swing by? I am suggesting in the pre-1948 list, we adopt an approach that rather than simply list the villages/neighborhoods with the assertion that they were depopulated and sourced to a single, independent webpage, each village be sourced. To establish that it did exist. Was depopulated. Whether it was depopulated because the land was sold or fro some other reason. And , if it is asserted that it was replaced by a specific kibbutz or Israeli town, that this be established. i am not asserting that such events did not take place. Only that events ought not to be listed as facts unless they can be reliably sourced.ShulMaven (talk) 22:47, 28 October 2014 (UTC)

WikiCup 2014: The results[edit]

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WLM[edit]

Hi

As you have ru-N I'll ask in Russian. Please answer in Russian too if possible.

Поскольку вы являетесь членом международного жюри ВЛП, у меня к вам есть вопрос. Как жюри оценивает фото, если была загружена новая версия фото (в большем разрешении либо немного отредактирована)? Будет ли оцениватся новая версия, если она загружена как отдельный файл (например это фото является отредактированной автором версией этого)? Или нужно объединить истории файлов, чтоб учитывалась новая версия?--Anatoliy (Talk) 16:46, 30 November 2014 (UTC)

WikiCup 2015 is just around the corner...[edit]

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NRG[edit]

Hi, what do you know about www.nrg.co.il? There is lots of news there but it isn't mentioned at List of Israeli newspapers. Their contact address is Menuim@makorrishon.co.il, but I don't see them mentioned at Makor Rishon either. Would you say it is reliable in wiki terms? Thanks. Zerotalk 06:07, 21 January 2015 (UTC)

Update is needed for the Israeli Railway Map, because Netivot is now connected to the railway line to Sderot[edit]

Hello.

The Israeli Railway Map needs to be updated, because Netivot is now connected to the railway line to Sderot with the opening of the Netivot train station on Sunday 15 February 2015 (almost exactly one year after the opening of the Sderot train station on 14 February, 2014). The railway line between Sderot and Netivot needs to be colored in blue.

Thank you.

PS: Could you create an additional railway map of Israel, again showing Israel with its post-1967 borders but without Sinai, in order to enlarge the map of Israel, because the fonts used for the place names are too small even with the largest zooming of the image.

Thank you. — Preceding unsigned comment added by 31.200.8.25 (talk) 16:08, 16 February 2015 (UTC)

Community settlement/Jewish locality[edit]

Hi Yan, hope things are well. Having been brought into a debate about community settlements, I discovered that the CBS seems to have reclassified quite a few (just over 30) as "Jewish localities" (יישוב יהודי). Do you have any idea whether these are still actually community settlements by another name, or whether they have lost that status? Unfortunately my Hebrew's not good enough to do proper research into this, and barely anything is written about it in English...

Were you still interested in that greatcoat? Number 57 23:00, 19 February 2015 (UTC)

WikiCup 2015 March newsletter[edit]

One of several of Godot13's quality submissions during round 1

That's it, the first round is done, sign-ups are closed and we're into round 2. 64 competitors made it into this round, and are now broken into eight groups of eight. The top two of each group will go through to round 3, and then the top scoring 16 "wildcards" across all groups. Round 1 saw some interesting work on some very important articles, with the round leader Australia Freikorp (submissions) owing most of his 622 points scored to a Featured Article on the 2001 film Final Fantasy: The Spirits Within which qualified for a times-two multiplier. This is a higher score than in previous years, as Smithsonian Institution Godot13 (submissions) had 500 points in 2014 at the end of round 1, and our very own judge, Colorado Sturmvogel_66 (submissions) led round 1 with 601 points in 2013.

In addition to Freikorp's work, some other important articles and pictures were improved during round one, here's a snapshot of a few of them:

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Books and Bytes - Issue 10[edit]

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Error in image Bowtypes.svg[edit]

The image File:Bowtypes.svg (used in Bow (ship)#Types) has two different bow shapes described as 'High cain spoon bow'. I suppose one of them should be 'Low cain spoon bow' but I have no idea which one. Could you check it, please? --CiaPan (talk) 06:59, 9 March 2015 (UTC)

Hi, actually the raster image you mentioned File:Bowtypes.JPG has the same error in it. Possibly this image: http://www.jordanyachts.com/wp-content/uploads/2009/11/bows.jpg from this page http://www.jordanyachts.com/archives/1077 might help? --CiaPan (talk) 23:26, 9 March 2015 (UTC)

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Hi there, I am updating the Hebrew articles about the Israeli train and I looking for vector versions of this two maps. I have saw that you are the author of those maps. Could you upload those maps in their vector versions? thanks, Tal (Ronaldinho The king) 22:22, 4 April 2015 (UTC)

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Adding translation from Hebrew in reference in the article on water supply and sanitation in Israel[edit]

Dear Ynhockey,

Thank you for your edits to Water supply and sanitation in Israel. In one reference that you introduced, you included this bare link http://www.water.gov.il/Hebrew/Planning-and-Development/Desalination/DocLib/mitve-salt_water.jpg that shows a table and a diagram in Hebrew. Could you please include an English translation of the title of the table and a remark that the original table is in Hebrew in the reference? While I cannot tell you right now if there is a rule that requires this, in my experience this is standard practice when quoting articles in one language in a Wikipedia version of another language. I hope this can be done without too much trouble.--Mschiffler (talk) 20:09, 26 April 2015 (UTC)

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Merger discussion for American–German Colony [edit]

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WikiCup 2015 May newsletter[edit]

C/2014 Q2 (Lovejoy) is a long-period comet discovered on 17 August 2014 by Terry Lovejoy; and is one of several Featured Pictures worked up by India The Herald (submissions) during the second round.

The second round one has all wrapped up, and round three has now begun! Congratulations to the 34 contestants who have made it through, but well done and thank you to all contestants who took part in our second round. Leading the way overall was Belarus Cas Liber (submissions) in Group B with a total of 777 points for a variety of contributions including Good Articles on Corona Borealis and Microscopium - both of which received the maximum bonus.

Special credit must be given to a number of high importance articles improved during the second round.

The points varied across groups, with the lowest score required to gain automatic qualification was 68 in Group A - meanwhile the second place score in Group H was 404, which would have been high enough to win all but one of the other Groups! As well as the top two of each group automatically going through to the third round, a minimum score of 55 was required for a wildcard competitor to go through. We had a three-way tie at 55 points and all three have qualified for the next round, in the spirit of fairness. The third round ends on June 28, with the top two in each group progressing automatically while the remaining 16 highest scorers across all four groups go through as wildcards. Good luck to all competitors for the third round! Figureskatingfan (talk · contribs · email), Miyagawa (talk · contribs · email) and Sturmvogel 66 (talk · contribs · email) 16:51, 4 May 2015 (UTC)

Books and Bytes - Issue 11[edit]

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Issue 11, March-April 2015
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  • New donations - MIT Press Journals, Sage Stats, Hein Online and more
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  • Spotlight: Two metadata librarians talk about how library professionals can work with Wikipedia

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Hazorim[edit]

Hi. Do you know who established the moshav? Tower & Stockade was a method, not a movement. Thanks.Arminden (talk) 13:00, 14 May 2015 (UTC)Arminden

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Military insignia in infoboxes[edit]

Hi Yan. You may be interested in the discussion at Wikipedia talk:Manual of Style/Icons#More decoration worth considering: Military insignia in infoboxes. Cheers, Number 57 00:18, 27 June 2015 (UTC)

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DYK for Cofix[edit]

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2011 Egyptian Constitutional Referendum process in English[edit]

Dear Ynhockey,

I am a student of International Relations from Plymouth University, United Kingdom, and I would like to enquire about the '2011 Egyptian Constitutional Referendum process in English' picture that accompanies Wikipedia's article on the referendum. I would very much like to use the picture as a reference on my dissertation, however I am unsure of the pictures source - did you create it? or did you find it somewhere?

If you could let me know if it is okay to use your image, or where you found the picture, I would appreciate it greatly.

My email address is: gmperry18@gmail.com

Thank you,

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Books and Bytes - Issue 12[edit]

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Issue 12, May-June 2015
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