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Order Fills

TWTR – 1,000,000 shares at $39.30 per share – filled

AAN – 1,000 shares at $58.00 per share – filled

MTP – 1,000,000 shares at $3.60 per share – filled

PINS – 1,000,000 shares at $34.81 per share – filled

NVDA – 10,000 shares at $178.75 per share – filled

MTP is a foreign BioTech – an ADR – long term this should work out. Short Term loser – went below $2.00 today. Will hold for long term.

Interesting the difference between low price and high priced share performance coming off a Breakout Gap (except PINS which is a IPO and NVDA which was based on the CCI and Woddies CCI).

 

Disclaimer: This post is not meant as Investment Advice, nor is it advice to buy or sell any shares in any company. Do your own Due Diligence. Seek out the advice of your own financial and investment advisors before risking any funds in the Stock or Futures Markets. You can lose money and even all of it when investing at the Stock Market Casinos. This post is for my own educational purposes.

Posted by Vincent Banial

 

 

Buy order for 10,000 shares of NVDA filled at $178.75 per share Apr 30

Buy order for 10,000 shares of NVDA NVIDIA Corporation  on Nasdaq filled at $178.75 per share Apr 30.

Post by Vincent Banial

“Easy Prey” from Rose Cora Perry & The Truth Untold’s forthcoming debut EP, “Other Side of the Story”

Rose Cora Perry & The Truth Untold’s forthcoming debut EP, “Other Side of the Story” will be released soon.

This is video of the song “Easy Prey“. It is a commentary on Social Media and becoming it’s hostage.

Video is courtesy of the Rose Cora Perrry YouTube channel

Click on this link to visit the Rose Cora Perry website to pre-order the upcoming Ep Titltled: “Other Side of the Story“.

 

Posted by Vincent Banial

Cosmo MusicFEST 2019 is coming

Cosmo Music has just announced they plan to hold Cosmo Musicfest 2019 on Sat June 01 at 10 Via Renzo Dr, Richmond Hill ON.

Video is courtesy of the Cosmo Music – The Musical Instrument Superstore! YouTube channel

I’ve been a Cosmo Music customer (bought a Peavey guitar amp from them). I’ve attended a Cosmo Musicfest in the past. Great event / concerts and all for FREE.

Click on this link to visit the Cosmo Music website to Register for Your Free Wristband Before May 1 to enter their 2019 Cosmo MusicFest.

The following was copied (for information purposes and ok’d by Cosmo Music) from their webpage:
CosmoFEST – Cosmo MusicFEST & EXPO – Saturday June 1, 2019
Cosmo MusicFEST & EXPO (CosmoFEST) is Canada’s premier musical instrument & gear exhibition and celebration of live music. An all­-ages free event, CosmoFEST 2018 saw a record-breaking 14,000 pre-registration attendees. Hosted on Cosmo Music’s 4 acre property and 56,000 sq ft facility in Richmond Hill, CosmoFEST is more than a typical music festival. It is unique and not seen anywhere near this scale within Canada – artists, experts, master builders, and leaders come from across the world to connect directly with fans. Areas include outdoor Main Stage, indoor Cosmopolitan Music Hall, instrument and gear EXPO, retail store, Kidz Zone, Community Zone, Food Trucks, and Beer Garden.

CosmoFEST is back for the fifth year with another great free-to-see lineup. We’re almost ready to announce; can’t wait to see every one of you at CosmoFEST 2019!

Some of the past featured main stage headliners include Big Wreck, Mother Mother, April Wine, Richie Kotzen, Kim Mitchell, I Mother Earth, Bif Naked, Honeymoon Suite, Yukon Blonde, Meghan Patrick, and The Beaches.

Posted by Vincent Banial

Oil Price breakout upwards

The fastest way to increase Inflation is to raise the price of Oil. When the cost of Oil is raised, then the cost of Fuel will also go up. That impacts all goods sold. Why? All goods sold need to be transported. When the cost of Fuel goes up, so does the cost of Shipping and Distribution. Those rising costs get passed to the consumer. Hence the Rate of Inflation rises.

Video is courtesy of the Bloomberg Markets and Finance YouTube channel

If you want to raise Internet Rates (as the US FED had started to do last year) then you need a rising Inflation Rate as justification.

The U.S. Fed will continue to raise Interest Rates in 2019.

Click on this link to visit the CNBS website to read their article titled “

Oil tops $60 for first time since November after US crude stockpiles plunge

Posted by: Vincent Banial

The Insperity Guide to Leadership and Management , Issue 2

Want to be a better boss? Become a true leader. In this issue, you’ll get insight on how to overcome tough situations, build connections and develop your employees.

Source: The Insperity Guide to Leadership and Management, Issue 2

Posted via Share Link by: Vincent Banial

European Union’s Copyright Directive can cause major harm to the Internet as we now know it.


Please visit the Electronic Frontier Foundation website to read their most important article titled “


https://www.eff.org/deeplinks/2019/02/final-version-eus-copyright-directive-worst-one-yet

If you believe that we all deserve a Free and Open Internet, then please visit the EFF site and read their post. The EU’s Copyright Directive can kill huge websites along with a majority of blogs who are now allowed to post a “link” to say a website article.

It could prevent the Drudge Report news site from posting links to the latest important news. It could prevent sites like YouTube from providing Video Hosting.

 

Global Carbon Tax Law? COPS24 Meeting Faulty Premises and Consequences for Canada and other countries.

 

The Faulty Premises of the recent COPS24 meeting in Poland of the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC). The plan was to implement the Paris Agreement “rule book” and  push for a Global Carbon Tax.

Video is courtesy of the Friends of Science YouTube Channel.

Click on this line to visit the Friends of Science website.

Click on this line to visit the PRWEB website to read their article titled: “Global Carbon Tax Law is a Road to Ruin Says Friends of Science in New Billboard Campaign Denouncing the Faulty Premises behind Climate Change Crisis Reports“.

 

 

93% of Bottled Water which was tested Globally, on average contained 10.4 particles of Microplastic per litre that were 100 microns or larger

In addition to the Microplastic particles found in 93% of the Bottled Water tested Globally, there were other smaller particles also discovered — 314 of them per liter – on average.

Click on this link to visit the CBC webpage to read their article titled: “Microplastics found in 93% of bottled water tested in global study

 

Video is courtesy of the CBC News YouTube channel

CERT had issued Vulnerability Note VU#867968 advising about the SMB vulnerability in Microsoft Windows

WannaCry Ransomware seems to have appeared out of the blue. Because of it thousands of people have searched the internet to find out how to disable SMB on their Microsoft Windows based Servers and Workstations and Personal Computers. Thousands had dropped by Uniquely Toronto to read out posts which provided details on ways to disable SMB v1.0.

Now Adylkuzz is running another major attack which is underway and uses the SMB vulnerability in Windows.

There was a prior Cert advisory titled: “Vulnerability Note VU#867968” (Microsoft Windows SMB Tree Connect Response denial of service vulnerability) was issued on Feb 02 2017.

In March Microsoft issued their Microsoft Security Bulletin MS17-012 which addressed the SMB issue.

There was also an even earlier US-CERT Advisory posted on Jan 16 2017 titled: “SMB Security Best Practices”, which suggested “blocking outbound SMB connections (TCP ports 139 and 445 along with UDP ports 137 and 138) from the local network to the WAN. “. Port blocking can be done using your Firewall Software (or Hardware)

“US-CERT cautions users and administrators that disabling or blocking SMB may create problems by obstructing access to shared files, data, or devices. The benefits of mitigation should be weighed against potential disruptions to users. For more information on SMB, please review Microsoft Security Advisories 2696547 (link is external) and 204279 (link is external).”

Microsoft Windows MS17-010 Security Update: https://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/security/ms17-010.aspx.

Click on this link to view other CyberSecurity related posts found on Uniquely Toronto.

Posted by Vincent Banial

Disclaimer: Everything in the post above is subject to change without notice. There could be unintentional errors. Please confirm all info via the linked to websites and web pages. Please install the Microsoft Windows MS17-010 Security Update (see link above). Best Practice is to also always create daily backups

Rock Legend Elton John to perform in Kingston and St Catharines Ontario in Nov 2017

This is great news for those living in Kingston and St Catharines Ontario. Elton John will perform in those two towns on Nov 14 and 15th respectively. as part of Elton’s  six-city Wonderful Crazy Night Tour 2017

Elton John and his Band will be playing hits and classic album tracks, as well as selected tracks from his most recent album, Wonderful Crazy Night.

Video is courtesy of the EltonJohnVEVO YouTube channel

Elton had played in Kingston previously but this will be his first time performing in St Catharines.

A Rocket Club membership will be necessary to purchase Rocket Tickets. If you are not already a Rocket Club member, please register for a free account by clicking here.

Rocket Tickets and Behind The Piano Backstage Tour Packages for Elton’s concerts in Kingston and St. Catharines, Ontario went on sale on Wednesday, May 10  on EltonJohn.com.

Clixk on this link to visit the St Catharines Standard News site to read their post titled:”Elton John tickets for Meridian Centre scooped up

Click on this link to visit The Whig News Site to read their post titled: “Elton John to return to Kingston”.

Click on this link to visit the official Elton John facebook page.

 

Posted by Vincent Banial

 

Disclaimer: The above post is subject to change without notice. PLease visit the official Elton John websites for the most up to date concert info.

New Interview with Alannah Myles

Photo of Alannah Myles at Woodbine Park. Photo credit Vincent Banial

Copyright Vincent Banial

AnyLouder.com has posted a new interview with Alannah Myles. Guess what, she has been working on a new album while running her own record label.

Alannah Myles holds a special spot with me. She is a gifted Singer and Songwriter. Love the music that she created. When I first started shooting concerts again and posting to the internet,  I had shot her concert at Woodbine Park (2011 I believe). The photo at the top of this post was taken at that concert.

After her set, the crowd went nuts when they saw her walking towards her car, which was parked by the north side of the stage.The next act was playing on stage and they looked flustered at all the noise the crowd was making. The audience was no longer watching the stage. They were looking and pointing to the car park area beside the stage.

Anyhow, after the concert I had sent some pics to her at the official Alannah Myles facebook page. She started to follow my facebook page (Alannah’s car license plate gave her away – I won’t say any more). I was using CLiK CLiK Vic because I had a Zenfolio website with that name. She mentioned my website and facebook page a number of times on her facebook page.  That was an extraordinarily kind gesture on her part. In the meantime, I had become addicted to following her facebook page. Alannah Myles is simply awesome. Really looking forward to her new Blues album.

Ok, enough of my banter. Please click on this link to visit the AnyLouder website to read their new interview with Alannah Myles.

Click on this line to visit the official website run by Alannah Myles.

Click on this line to visit the official facebook page of Alannah Myles.

Click on this link to visit the Wikipedia page which Alannah Myles had mentioned in her interview.

Posted by: Vincent Banial

Demo of FuzzBunch breaking into a virtual Windows 2008 Server. FuzzBunch is NSA created Malware which had been leaked by Shadow Brokers

Posted by Vincent Banial

It has been a while since I posted about Cyber Security. Last year’s round of posts were very well received. We even had a major Cyber Security firm linking to our posts.

What a “coincidence“, back in March of this year Microsoft patched a whole bunch of security holes in assorted Windows Operating Systems. On Friday, April the 14th 2017, a Hacker group called the Shadow Brokers released a ton of NSA developed weaponized software Exploits and Malware which allowed the NSA to break into computers around the globe. Not just break in, but potentially to also take control of computers running Windows Operating Systems prior to Windows 10. The Friday, April 14th Easter Egg contained over 200 megabytes of code which was dropped on GitHub.

Yes, Microsoft released a Security Update (patches) In March 2017 for their Windows Operating Systems which plugged the Security Holes used by the code which Shadow Brokers made available to the whole wide world on April 14th 2017. The key question is, will users and Network Admins apply those patches? If the March 2017 release of Microsoft patches are not installed, the computers remain vulnerable, as the Exploit and Malware code is available to everyone from Newbie Wannabe to Elite Hacker. Just wait till modified versions start being used.

One of the most powerful NSA coded Malware released is called FuzzBunch. The video below is a demo (in a controlled test environment) of FuzzBunch breaking into a virtual install of Windows 2008 Server.

Spiceworks did a survey of Network Server Operating systems being used. Windows 2008 Server was installed on over 40% of the Windows Server installations. People are even still using Windows 2003 Server. Hey, if it works and ain’t broke, why upgrade.

Click on this link to visit the Spiceworks website to read their 2016 post.

FUZZBUNCH from The Intercept on Vimeo.

Click on this link to visit the ARS Technica website to read their informative article about the Shadow Brokers April 14th Easter Egg NSA created weaponized software Exploits and Malware dump.

Click on this link to view other Cyber Security posts on Uniquely Toronto.

 

Never Give Up. Failure can lead to Success. Insights by J.K. Rowling

Posted by Vincent Banial

J.K. Rowling speaks about hitting Rock Bottom,
yet not giving up.

She speaks about the benefits of failure.

Failure can lead to Success.

Never Give Up.

Video is courtesy of the AMICUS ROWLING YouTube channel

Buy American & Hire American by President Donald J. Trump

President Trump - Buy American Hire American
Photo courtesy of President Donald J. Trump

I think that President Trump does make a valid point. For example, IT jobs are being outsourced to the Phillippines and India in both the U.S. and Canada. When I called my Canadian Internet Service Provider for Tech Support, I got to speak with some really nice ladies in the Philippines. Then they needed Bell Canada Tech Support to help further, and I got to speak to a guy in India.

A huge chunk of the internet has an Amazon Web Services’ S3 cloud storage headache

Posted by Vincent Banial

Did a huge chunk of the Internet (mostly on the east coast of the U.S.A) disappear off the Internet today, because of President Trump’s speech later tonight?

If they were successful in shutting down Amazon’s Cloud Services which hosts a huge chunk of the Internet, that would have impacted President Trump’s speech. All focus would then have been on Amazon and their troubles with their Cloud and not on President Trump. I suspect that someone pulled the trigger “way too early” and Amazon was able to catch and mitigate. By the time President Trump started his speech, the Amazon / Internet / Cloud situation was no longer an issue.

Thanks to WordPress our uniquelytoronto.com website is still up, while a huge chunk of the internet has an Amazon Web Services’ S3 cloud storage headache due to experiencing “high error rates”.

Click on the following links to get an idea of what is going on:

http://gizmodo.com/amazon-just-broke-the-internet-1792827856

https://www.theregister.co.uk/2017/02/28/aws_is_awol_as_s3_goes_haywire/

http://bgr.com/2017/02/28/internet-outage-amazon-web-services/

https://www.engadget.com/2017/02/28/amazon-aws-outage/

http://www.theverge.com/2017/2/28/14765042/amazon-s3-outage-causing-trouble

http://www.usatoday.com/story/tech/news/2017/02/28/amazons-cloud-service-goes-down-sites-scramble/98530914/

http://www.zerohedge.com/news/2017-02-28/amazon-cloud-reporting-increased-error-rates-secgov-possibly-impacted

You and Joe Walsh at Graceland

Take a selfie of you and Joe Walsh at Graceland.

Photo is courtesy of Runaway Tours

Click on this line to visit the official Runaway Tours website for details and to book your trip.

Photo is courtesy of Runaway Tours

Package Includes:
3 Days / 2 Nights Hotel Accommodations at The Guest House at Graceland
Welcome Party With DJ, Food and Drinks
Attend a private acoustic storytellers performance by JOE WALSH, complete with
Q&A session at The Guest House Theater
Photo Op With JOE WALSH (Grouped By Package, Singles & Doubles)
After Party With DJ, Food and Drinks
Tour of Graceland
Autographed Photo of JOE WALSH
Exclusive Trip Laminate
Runaway Tours Custom Lanyard
Free Internet Access at hotel
Fully Escorted By Our Staff
All Taxes / Resort Fees Included
Limited Amount Of Packages Will Be Available Without Hotel Stay

PLEASE NOTE:
This Trip Is Open To All Ages, Under 21 must be accompanied by an adult.
Local age restrictions apply. At events where alcohol is served, guests under 21
may not be admitted & no credit will be given.
All events, dates, show venue, party venue, etc. are subject to change at any
time at our sole discretion.
Travel packages do NOT include airfare or transportation to and from the
airport.
Bedding preferences are not guaranteed.

Cancellation Policy:
This VIP package is NON REFUNDABLE / NON TRANSFERABLE, SORRY NO EXCEPTIONS!

(Schedule / Events / Locations are all subject to change)

Disclaimer: Uniquely Toronto is not associated with Runaway Tours. Everything in this post is subject to change without notice. Do your Due Diligence and visit the official www.runawaytours.com site to confirm all details and for updates.

Gene and Mary Halliwell used 350,000 Christmas Lights and over 800 Decorative pieces to create “Wonderland At Roseville”

Gene and Mary Halliwell, with the help of daughter Maryanne and her husband George Mulligan have transformed this family home into “Wonderland At Roseville“.

Their daughter Maryanne loves lights and there are over 350,000 lights used for this display.

Video is courtesy of the HooplaHa – Only Good News YouTube channel

Cisco Talos Security Webinar

Participated in the Cisco Talos Security Webinar on Wednesday.

Last year I had posted about Kaspersky Lab reporting about a Bank exploit, where Russian Banks were targeted. Basically the Hackers were able to get Bank Accounting Staff to connect to a site where a keylogger and other Trojan Remote Control software was secretly uploaded and installed into “system RAM“, but not onto the Hard Disk or Network Storage. That allowed their remote control software (called Lurk) to be overlooked by Security Software, because Security Software usually scans stored files and not RAM. Once installed, the hackers could monitor the employees. When the employee went for lunch, they took over the PC and started to transfer funds around the world.

Video is courtesy of the DewClarke YouTube Channel

Earlier this year, Russian Authorities had arrested over 50 alleged Hackers who were alleged to be part of the group which targeted and Hacked into the Banks. The investigation into this group’s activities had been ongoing for years (at least since 2013). The Cisco Talos Security Webinar discussed the arrests and the aftermath. Cisco’s research seems to indicate that the same group was involved in other Internet Exploits. One of which was the Angler Ransomware.

Since the Russian arrests, certain malware has disappeared, along with certain DarkNet sites and BotNets. The Russian Authorities made the Internet a tad safer, at least for a short while.

Click on this Link to visit The Hackers News website to read about the Russian sting operation and arrest of 50+ alleged hackers involved in the Banking Exploit.

Click on this Link to view other Uniquely Toronto posts related to Cyber-Security issues.

 

Posted by: Vincent Banial
http://www.uniquelytoronto.com

Disclaimer: Any Trademarks mentioned in this post are owned by the respective Trademark owner. There could be unintentional errors or omissions in this post. Always refer to the official sites to confirm details and any ongoing changes or updates. This post is subject to change without notice.

Is the Universe a Simulation? 2016 Isaac Asimov Memorial Debate.

Since Time does not exist (yes that is true), the Hypothesis of what we consider to be our life being a Simulation, is possible.

What strikes me is that events occur in life and can repeat, giving one a chance to handle the event differently.

Timelines are predefined. When your timeline ends, you leave the simulation. An American female was in the Eaton Centre (Toronto) food court. Suddenly she felt ill and went outside. As soon as she left, a guy with a gun entered the food court and went to the spot where she had been sitting and started shooting people. Had she not left, she would have been shot dead.

About a month later, after returning back to the US, this same woman went to see the latest Batman Movie. As the movie started, a guy with a gun entered the theatre and started shooting people. She was shot dead. This is fact.

Click on this line to view our prior post about Timelines with News Report proof.

This also fits into the hypothesis that Timelines are predefined – ie programed into the simulation where we think we exist.

Is the Universe a Simulation? 2016 Isaac Asimov Memorial Debate. Great debate to watch and listen to.

Video is courtesy of the American Museum of Natural History YouTube channel

 

Posted by: Vincent Banial
http://www.uniquelytoronto.com

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Upgrade to Windows 10 stalled at 99%

Photo courtesy of https://85ideas.com/freebies/best-hd-windows-wallpapers-for-your-desktop/

I tried to Upgrade a desktop to Windows 10 from Windows 7. It continued until it hit 99% complete and  stayed there. Rebooted and tried again and got the same result.

Checked on the internet and a Microsoft site suggested to uninstall all your Security software – Antivirus and Firewall as these may be preventing the completion.

Another non-Microsoft site suggested to disable Windows 7 updates (in control panel). I did that but it seems that the upgrade would never have gotten to 99%, if the Windows 7 Updates were the problem. I suspect that it was the Security Software was conflicting with the Windows 10 security software.

So I disabled Windows 7 updates. I uninstalled the firewall. I uninstalled the Antivirus. Restarted the Windows 10 upgrade. It worked.

There is also apparently a way to do the upgrade with a Windows 10 disk – via an ISO file download. I did not try that because if you mess up and end up doing a “clean install”, you may not get a “free” upgrade.

As for security, Windows 10 installs it’s own security software. I will check into how good it is and will probably install my own selected software.

Note, before you do the upgrade make sure that you have a backup or an image backup of your Windows 7 in case things go very wrong with the Windows 10 Upgrade. I used a free software program called System GoBack Free from Easeus. Click on this link to visit their web page.

Note that the free Upgrade to Windows 10 offer expires on July 29 2016. Click on this link to visit Microsoft’s website for more details about the Windows 10 Upgrade.

Hope this helps.

NOTE: I will shortly post about improving the Privacy of the Windows 10 install.

Posted by: Vincent Banial
http://www.uniquelytoronto.com

Disclaimer: Any Trademarks mentioned in this post are owned by the respective Trademark owner. There could be unintentional errors or omissions in this post. Always do your Due Diligence and refer to the official Microsoft sites to confirm details and any ongoing changes or updates. This post is subject to change without notice. What worked for me does not guarantee that it will work for you

KBT Growing Together

The video gets off to a slow start. You must watch it till the very end. If you have ever owned a Dog or had one share a part your life, you will appreciate what this video is saying.

Video is courtesy of the KTB Care YouTube channel

This video is in fact an ad, for Krungthai Bank. The video show how a young woman was inspired to become a veterinarian. The video also shows that yes, Banks can have a “Heart”.

Simple story line. Good acting. An ending which rips at your heart. This is not just an ad or commercial. This video is a work of art. Simple and amazing at the same time.

Posted by: Vincent Banial
http://www.uniquelytoronto.com

Disclaimer: Any Trademarks mentioned in this post are owned by the respective Trademark owner.

Balmuda Toaster $414.60 US via Amazon.com. Yes they have stock.

The Balmuda Toaster is made in Japan.Years back the Japanese learned to be innovative. At one time Radios and Televisions were produced in the USA. The Japanese created better, more functional and easier to use products. Today, you will not find a USA made Television in any America home.

The Balumda Toaster is another example of Japanese innovation. There is a three month waiting list at Japanese retailers, who sell this item. Why? Because it is likely the best Toaster available.

The Balmuda Toaster uses both Steam and Low heat, which does not dry out the item being toasted. Then at the very end the heat is raised to crispen the outer surface.

In Japan they do not sell the pop-up variety of Toasters. Their Toasters lay flat and have a door and trays. That makes more sense since it makes it easier to clean.

By using Steam while toasting an item on low heat the item comes out smelling and tasting like it just came out of Bakers oven.

I was surprised (ok maybe not) that one could acquire one via Amazon.com. Amazon is the best thing that ever happened to retail. Great product variety. Great prices. A trusted retailer. The Balmuda Toaster is being sold by ORIDURU from JAPAN via amazon.com. Shipping is apparently free. ORIDURU from JAPAN has a 100% positive rating from past purchasers.

The price is not cheap. But then this apparently sells for 22,900 YEN which is a huge amount for a Toaster, even in Japan. Yet their production is sold out. In Japan, one would have to wait 3 month to get one.

So the price at Amazon.com is $414.60 US for the Black coloured model,  as of today (subject to change without notice by Amazon). Yes they have stock. My suggestion would be to grab one, your morning toasted Bagel or Croissant will taste like you just brought it home fresh from a Bake Shop.

Click on this Link to visit amazon.com to visit their page for the Balmuda Toaster.

Click on this Link to visit the officlal manufacturers website, in Japan,  of the Balmuda Toaster

Click on this Link to visit the Gurashii website to read their review of the Balmuda Toaster.

Posted by: Vincent Banial
http://www.uniquelytoronto.com

Disclaimer: Any Trademarks mentioned in this post are owned by the respective Trademark owner. There could be unintentional errors or omissions in this post. Always refer to the official sites to confirm details and any ongoing changes or updates. This post is subject to change without notice. Any offers mentioned in this post are also subject to change without notice.
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