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locked by called2voyage Jan 16 '14 at 15:42

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@Donald.McLean .@RhysW This question isn't currently visible to the public. Jon says he doesn't think we need it, so I won't release it now. However, I do want to keep it around in case we need it in the future. – called2voyage Jan 16 '14 at 17:31