Digital Watchdog (DW) MEGApix NDAA Cameras Tested

By Rob Kilpatrick and Derek Ward, Published Sep 07, 2021, 10:01am EDT (Research)

******* ******** ** ******* ** ** alternative ** *****, ****** ********** ************ **, *** *** ** ***** ******* compare?

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**** ****** *** ****** *** ******* Watchdog ***************-******** ******(*** ***** ****, ***'/~*** **) *** MEGApix***** ***-********* ****(*.*** ***** ****, **'/~*** **) *******, comparing *********** ** ******** **************** *****************, *********:

  • *** **** ***** ******* ******* ** full ***** (~*** ***), ***** *** light (~* ***), **** (~*.*****) **** IR ** *** *** ******?
  • *** ** ******* ********'* "***+" ********* perform?
  • *** **** ******* ******* ** ***** low-cost ******?
  • *** **** **** *** ****** ********* with *****?
  • *** ******* ** ******* ******** *** 3xLogic ******* ******* **** ********** *** through *** ** *************?
  • *** **** ********* *********** ******* ******* Digital ******** ****** ***** *** *********?

Performance *******

** *** *****, *** ******* ******** MEGApix ** ******* ******** ******* ******* to ********* *********** *** ***** **** series ******* ** **** *****, *** light, ****, *** *** ******.

*** ***** ****** **** *** ** overexposure **** ******* ** *** ******* tested, ******** *******, *** ****** ** illumination ****** ****** ************ *** *** edges ** *** ***** ** ****.

******* ********'* *** ********* ********* ******** people ******* *** ********, ****** ******* subjects **** ********* ******. *** ********* frequently ******** ***** ****** ** **** and ******* *******, ***** ******** **** sometimes ********** ** ****** ** ******. Other ******* ** ***** ******, **** as ******, *******, *** ******* **** ignored.

**** ******* ******** ******* ********** *.***/*.*** streams ** *****-***** ***** ********* ***********, Genetec, ********* *** ******* ***** ******* issue. *******, ******-**** *** *** ******** events *** *** ********* **** *** VMS ****** ****** *** ** ********.

*******, ~* *** ***** *** ***** bitrates **** ****, ******* ~*.*-*.*****, ***** Dahua *** ********* ******* ******** **** than * **** ** ******* ** the **** ******. ** **** ***** or ****/** ******, ** ******** **** than * ****, ******* ** ***** and *********.

*******

*** ***** ******* ******** ******* ****** (DWC-MB72Wi4T) *** ***** ******* **** (***-*********) both **** ****** *** ~$*** ***.

**** ******* ** ************* ****** **** fixed **** *********** ** **** ****, e.g.,*****'* **** ****** *******(~$** *** ******) ** *********'* *********** Series**-***********-**(~$*** *** ******). **** *********'* ** analytics******** ******* ***

** ****** * *** **** ********* NDAA-compliant ****** ** *** $***-*** *****, such ** ******-*********, ****** ***** ****** *** ****** only, **** ********** **, ** ****. Additionally, ******* *****-**** ****** ************ ************.

Compared ** ***** *** *********

******* ********'* **** ********* *******' ***** quality *** *********** **** ***** ******* in *** *******, ********* ******* ***** quality ** **** *****, *** *****, dark/IR, *** *** ******. ************, ***** intrusion ********* ********* ********* *********** ******** ********* ********.

*******, ***** **** ******** ** *****, as ******* ****** *** ****** ************* above *****/*********. *******, ***** *** *********** is ******* ** *****, **** *.***/*.*** configuration *** ********* ******* ******* *****, but ***/******** ****** **** ********* **** by **'* ******** ***, *** ***** widely **** ***** ** ****, **** as ******* ** *********.

Slightly ****** ***** *** ***** *********** (~* ***)

** ~* ***, *** ******* ******** dome ****** ******** ***** *** ****** details ********** ** ***** *** *********. However, *** ** ****** ******* ****** in **** *****, ****** **** *** be ********** ** *** *-**** **********, as *** **** *** ** **.* 2.8mm ****, ***** *** ******'* *** lens ** **.*, ** **** *****.

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**** * ****** ******* ** ~* lux, *** ******* ****** ******** **** motion ****, ******** ****** *******, ****** the ********* *********** ****** ****** ** noticeably **** ******.

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***** ** ****** ***** ** *** DW ********, ******* ****** ******* *** blurred ** ** ******** ******* *** scene.

Slow ******* ** ** *******

******* ******** ******** ** * **** shutter ** */*. * ******* ***** this **** ***** ****** *********** ******** if *** ********. ************ ***** ** the *** **** ******* ************* ******** from "***" ** "*/*" **** "*******" is *******.

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** ********* ** *** ***** **** shutter ***** ******* **** **** ******* disabled, *** **** ********* ** ** 1/30:

*** ******* ******* ***** ** */**** of * ******.

Dark ***********

*** ******* ******** ******* **** **** strong ******* ** ********, **** ****** IR ************ **** **** *** *** the ******'* ***. *** *******, *** DW **** ***** ******** **** ************ at *** **** *** ***** ***** of *** *****, ******** ******* *******.

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*** ******* ******** ******'* ************ ******* is **** **** **** *** ****-****, though *********** ** *** ******, **** visible *********** ***** ** ***** ** the *****.

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**** **** ***** ** ** *** to ****** ** ***** ** ****** or ********* ***** ******.

Competitive ** ***********

** ***** ***** (~** ****) ** a **** ***** (IR **, *** ******* ******** ****** overexposes *** ******* *** **** *****, losing *******, ******* ** *****. ** contrast, *** ** **** ******** ****** chart *** ******* ******* ** ~**' without ******** ************ *** ******* *** the *****.

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**** *** ******* ~**' ****, ***** and ******* ******* *** ******* *******, and *** ** **** ******** ** legible **** *** ****** ******* ******* as ** ** **** *** **' IR **** *****, ***** *** ** bullet ******* ** ******* ** ***** and *********.

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Strong ********* / *** ******* ** *** ** *****

**** *** ******* *** ***** ******* at *** *** ****'* ** ***** for **** ** *******, ********* ** easy ** **** *******, ****** ******* are **** *** ** ***** *** (~13 *** *** *** ******, ~** PPF *** *** ****).

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IR ************

**** ** ******* ********** ******** ** ~10-15' ***** *** ******, **** ******** adjustment *** **** ** ******* ******* of *** ******* ** ** **********.

Wide ******* ***** *******

** **** *** ***********, ** **** the ******* ** ** ******** ******* WDR *****, ***** *****, **** * lighting ******** ** ~** *** ****** and ~*,*** *******.

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** **** *****, *** ******* ******** cameras ********* ********* ** ********* *** better **** *****, **** ******** *** exterior ******* *** ***** ******* **** to **** *** ********.

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**** ******* ******** ******* *** ***** to ****** ** *** ****** ******** in ***** ** *** ******* ***** and ****** *** *****. *******, ** takes *** ****** ******* ******* ** re-adjust ******** ***** *** **** ******, losing ******* ****** ******* ** ** walks **** *** *******.

** **'* *** **, ***** ** an ****** ** ***** *** *** "Level" **** *** *******. *******, ***** testing, ** ***** ** *********** ********** in ***** ******* ******* *** (*******), middle *** **** *** ******.

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** ***** ******* ******** *** "*** Level" *** ****** ** ********** ****** on ***** *******, *** **** ********* it *** * ***:

**** ***** **** * ***. *** level ****** ****** *** ** ** this ******’* ******** ** **** ****, it ****** **** ** ** ** Off. *** ******* ******* **** ****** and **** *** ******** ******* *******.

Full *****

*** ******* ******** ******* ******** ***** subject *** ***** ******* ** ****, even *****, **** ** ******* ******, providing ******* ******* ** ***** *** Hikvision.

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No ****** ****** ******** ** **********

** ~* **** ** *******, ** people **** ****** ******* ******* *** scene, **** **** ********* ********** ** crawling.

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People ****** *******

******** ******* ******* *** ***** **** frequently, *** *** ******, ****** *** shown ** "************."

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No ***** ****** ** ****** ****** *******

****** ******* ** ***** ****** ******* such ** ***** ***** ******* ** a **** **** ******* ** *** advanced *********.

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************, ******* ****** ******* *** ***** were *** ******* **.

No ***** ****** ** *******

******* ** *** ***** **** ********* a ***** ***** ** *** ******* object ** *******, * ******** ********* from ******/********.

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******* ******** ******** ** **** **** recommend *** "*******" ****** ** ****** off *** ********* ** ****** ***** training.

False ****** ** ***** ****, *******

***** **** ** *** *****, * common ****** ** ***** ****** *** many ******** *********, ********* ***** ******, classifying **** ** **** ****** ** vehicles.

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************, ******* ******* ** *** ***** sometimes ****** * ***** ****** *****. This ***** **** ********* ~* ***** a *** ****** ******* ** ***** winds.

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******* ********'* *********** ******** ***** ******* from *** ****** ** ******** ** remove ***** ******, ****** **** ** not ****** ******** ** *** *****.

Vehicles ********** ** ****** ** ******

****** *******, ******** ** *** ***** were ********* ********** *** ******* ** as ****** ** ******. ******* ** "Clutter", ********* *****, "***** ** ******" is * ******** ************** **** ****** or ********, *** *** ** ******** while ***** ******** ** ********** ******.

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Calibration ******** *** ****** *********

******* ******** ********* ******* *********** *** object *********, ****** ****** ****** *** tilt **** *** **** ********** ********, simpler **** ***** ******** ******* **** as ***** ***/*** ***** ******* ******* lines ** ** ***** *** ********.

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Analytics **** ********* ** ******* ******** *** ***

******* ******** ********* *** *** ********* with *** ***** ***, **** ** Exacq, *******, *********, ** ******* *****. However, ********* ********** ** ** ******** (a ********* ******* ** ******* *****).

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VMS ***********

** *** *******, *.***/*.*** ********* *** configuration ****** ** *** ***** ******, such ** *****, *******, ********* *** NX *******. *******, ****** **** *** and ******** ****** *** *** ********* with *** ** *** ***** ******.

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Bandwidth **********

*** ******* ******** ******* *** ******* bandwidth ** ***** *** ********* ** full ***** *** ****/** ******, **** bandwidth ********* ***** ~* **** ** average. *******, ** ***** *** *****, DW ********* ****** ** ~*.*-*.* ****, close ** ~* **** ****** **** Dahua ** ********* ******* ******.

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Size ****

*** ******* ******** ******* ****** ** similar ** **** *** ***** ** that ** ***** *******-***** *******, **** as *** ********* **-**********-*. *** ** dome ** ******** ******* **** *********** domes, **** ** *** ***** **** Series *******, *** ** ******** *****.

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*** ** ******* ****** **** * status *** ******* ** *** *** of ***** ~**" ****. *** ***** cannot ** ******* ** ******* (******** ** **** ***********'), ****** ** ****** **********, ***** make ******** ****** ****** ****** ** some *************.

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Ambarella *** ****

*** ******* ******** ******* ****** *** an ********* *** ***.

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Made ** *******

**** **** ********* ******* ******** ******* tested *** **** ** *******.

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**** *******, *** ******'* ***** ***** "CPROVN", ********** ** *** **** ** CPRO ** ***** ******* *******.

Manufactured ** ****

**** ******* ******** *** ******* ******* are ************ ** *****'* ****. *****, both *** ***** *** ******* ** tested *** **** **** ** ****. While *** ***** *** ********* ** size *** *****, *** ******* *** similar, **** ********* ** ******, ******** patterns, *** **** *******.

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** *** ******* ***** ******* *** UI ******* *** ************* *******, ****** color ****** *** **** ****/***** ******. Below ** *** **** ********** **** for **** ** *** *******.

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******, **** ** *** ******* ***** similar "******** ******" *****, **** *** same * ******** ***** ****** ********, though *** ******** ******** ********** *** different.

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Test ***********

*** ******* **** ********* ***** ** testing **** * *** *********** ** standardize ******** **** **:

  • **** ******* ******** (** ** *******).
  • */*** ******* ***** *** ****.
  • *.*** **** ***** ********* *******.
  • ************ *** ** ~**.
  • *** *** ** **.
  • *** ******* *** *** *******.

Firmware ******* ****

*** ********* ******** ******** **** **** during *******:

  • ******* ******** ***-********: **.*.**********
  • ******* ******** ***-*********: **.*.**********
  • ***** *******: *.***.*******.**.*.******
  • ********* **-***********-***: *.*.*

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**** ******* ** * *** ** their *******, *** ** ****** ** CPRO **** **** ** ***/***?

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*’** *****, *** *** *** ******, that ******* **** ** ** ******* to ******* **** **** *-***.

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******** **********...

*** ** *** ******* *********?

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******* ** ********?

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****'* *****.

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*** ***** ** *****…** *** * camera **** ******* *** ** **** factor.

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"*******" ************* ************* *** ***** *** still ******** ******* ********** **** **** against ****. *** *** ****** ***** for ***-******* *******, **** ***** ** perform *** ****** **** ******* *******. Yet **** ***'*.

** * ***** ** **** ***** to *** ** ** ********* (*** to ** **** ** ********* *** small ******** *** **********, *** "*** budget" ********) **** ***** ***** ** me *** ** **** ******* ****. Three ******* *** *** * ***** dome **** *****'* **** ** **** as ** ***-***** *********? **** ****.

*** *** ** ****** ***** ****** 1080p ********? **'* ****; ***** *** good *** ***** ***. *** ***'* even *** * ***** ** *******, and ***** * ***'* ****** **** every ****** **** ****** ** ** or ******, ** ***** **** ** to ***** (***) ** * ********.

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******* ** ** ***, *****’* * lot ** **********-***** ********* **** ****** 720/1080p ** ****** *********** *** ** the ******* ** ********* ********. *** all *** ********* ***** “**** **** for *** ****”.

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* **** *** ** ***********, ****** for *** ***********.

* ******* ** *******-******** ** **** is *** ***'* **** ** *** a *** ****** ** **** **********. You *** **** ****** *** *** bandwidth, ***** ****, ***********, *** ***** factors ** ****** ******* ********, ******* the **** ************ ** *** *** sensor ***** ** ***** ** ********.

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******* *** *******.

** ****** ******* ******* *** **** expensive. * ************ ***** **** *******/******* economy *** ********* ** ******** ** government. ***** ******** ******** ** ** undermine ******* ******** **** ****** ****** complete *** ** ************ ***** *****. Make ** *******, *** **** ** to ***** ***** ******* *********** *** of ******** ***** ************** ****** ****** cyber-threat-back-doors **** ***** **********.

** ******** ***** *** (** *** other ******* *****) ** *****-******* *** equates ** ******** ******* *** *** West.

*** ********* *** ******* *******'* ** to ****** *** ************ **** ******* to **** **** ********** *** **** difference ******* *********-***** *** **********-***** ******* solutions.

** *******--*** ***--** ******* ** *** do **** ** *** ***-********** ******, and ** **** *** ****.

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* *****’* **** * *** ** a ******* ***** ******* ********** ** quite **** ****. **** ** **********. I ***** * ***** ***** **** pretty *********** ******* **** *****’* **** the *** ****** *** **’* *** Chinese ****. ** ******* ** *** customers *** ** ***** ** * few ******* ****** *** *** **** more *** *** ** ***** * superior *******.

** *** **** ** ** ***** own ******** ** *** ****** ****** before ******** *** **’* ****** *** us *** ****.

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***** ******** ******** ** ** ********* Western ******** **** ****** ****** ******** due ** ************ ***** *****.

****** **** **********, **?

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*** **** *** *********** *** *** $1/hr ** ****** ** **** ****** labor. ********** ***** ******** **** ***** of ***********.

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**** *** *** ** ** **** to ****** ** ********** *********.

** ** ** *** **********. * command/control ******* **** ***** *** ***** rates ***** **** **** **** *** also ** **** ** ********** ***** monetary ********. ***** ** **** ******/****** input *** **** *****. ** ****, we **** **** ***** **** ***** labor ** **** ** ***** ********** facilities.

**..........**** ** ***** ** ******.

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**** *** *** ** ** **** to ****** ** ********** *********.

**** ** * ********* *******, ***** not ******:

***** *** *** ** *** ******** Revolution ** ****, ***** *** *** but ********* *** ****** ** ********* marxism, ********* ********** ********* ** *** means ** **********. ********, **** ***** everything ** ** ***** ****** **********. Whereas *** ******* ********* ***** ***** Chairman *** ***** ***** ******* *** farm ** *** ******, *** ******* is *** * ********* ** ****** and ******* **********. ******* *** **** be *****-*** ** *******. ************ **** also **** *** *** **** ***** the **** ** **** *********, **** minimal *****-******** ****** **** *** ****** security ********. ** ********* ********* ********* with ************ *** *****, *** ***** aren’t ********** **** ** *****. (******* corporations *** ** ******* *** *********** between * *** ** *******—******* ******* comparable ** ******* *** ****** ******.)

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*** ***** ** **-**** *** ***** article:

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*** 中国共产党 ** *** '*********' ** the ********* ******* ***** *** ****'* a *** ******** ***** *** 中国共产党 control ** *** ******* ********* *** economy ** *******, ******** ** ******* democracies.

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*** **** **** *** ** **** has ** **** ** ? *******'* this **** **** ***** ** *** own ********** ****** * ***** *** ?

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*** 中国共产党 ** *** '*********' ** the ********* ******* ***** *** ****'* a *** ********…

******, ******* ********.

*** **** *** ** ***********:

**** *** *** ** ** **** to******** ********** *********.

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**, **** **** ******* ******* ** athlete ***** ******** **** ***’** *****.

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*** ******** ***** ** *** * 12'x12' ***** ** ******* ** ***. You **** ****** ******* ** ************** but **** * ***** ** ****-**-**** archives *** *******.

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**** **** * ** ****** *** see *** **** ** ***** ****** it **** **.

**’** ******* ** **** ** ***** cameras ** ***’* *****, *** ********* by ********* *******. ****** *** ** them ****** **** ******** ******* ** and ***** ******* ****** **** ** use *** ***** **** ******** ** the ***** ******.

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** ** ** *** *** ** Witness

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** *******,** *********** ** * *******-******* ******* **** *******, **** * *** *******. **** notably, **'* ****** ********* *** ********** to ** ********, *** *** *** base ** ******* ***. ******* ***** has ***** "******* ** **" **********, as ****, *************** ****************.

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**** *** ***** *** **** ** Witness? **** ********* ** ** **** ** ** analytics*******. ***** ******* *** ******* *** so * ***** ** ********* ** they ***'* **** ** **.

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**** *** ******** (*** *** *****) showing **** ******* ** *** ***. This **** ******** *********. ***** ** true?

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******* ** ** ****** ** ************ *** *****, ****** *****. **** **** ******:

3xLogic / *******

******* **** **** **** **** ***** away **** ********* *** *** *** projects ** *** **** *-* *****. Shipments **** ********* *** **** *** warranty ***** *** ******** *********, *** new ************. *** ** ***** *** product ** **** *********.

**** ***** ** ******* *** *******'* models *** ************ ******, ***** ********* ** **** ******.

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***** **** **** *** ******? **** ** **** ************?

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*** ***** ** ** * *******, ******* ****:

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**** ***'* **** *******, *** ***** the **** **** *** ********* **** identical ******* *** ***, **'* ****** likely **** **** ** ********.

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** *** ***** *** ** *** analytic ****** ** **** **** *** all *** ******* ******.

**** *******

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***** *** *** *** ****** *****. The **** ** *** *** ***** I *** ***** *** **** **** (dumb ** *****?)

**** ** *** ***** * ******* because ** ** *******.

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