If I could go back in time...

I have almost missed the Blog of the Week (#BoW) challenge of the Silver Bloggers Community - the weather has been much too nice in the past days and apart from sitting in the office I sat on my motorbike every day after work.

If I could go back and change one thing in my life what would it be?

If I could go back in time...
Blog of the Week (#BoW)

This week's topic was "If you could go back in time and change one thing in your life, what would it be?" - Blog of the Week winners and new topic deadline: 28 June 2021.

Sunikov Vodni Gaj, Lepena Valley, Slovenia
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Well, before I start I have to tell you that Murphy's Law hit me today and so something happened that a second after I clicked a button, I wished to go back in time and change that something ...

Today, during lunchtime I began to prepare this post and then I accidently pressed "Publish" instead of "Update Draft".
I have immediately closed the browser window, but it has been too late because @Ecency has been faster than me and a few autovotes have also been made already, so I couldn't delete the post anymore.
I am very sorry for that mistake and if you don't mind, I would like to donate the rewards for the false post to @combination. If you don't know what @combination is, please scroll a little bit down to the end of this post where you can see a badge with a bee and a butterfly.

Sunikov Vodni Gaj, Lepena Valley, Slovenia
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But now to the post I actually wanted to make: there are a lot of things I would change if I could go back in time...

When I was 17, I had the opportunity to learn Photography as a job but I have had no idea about photography back then, and so I went for a "safe" job instead. A few years later, I regretted it when I bought my first SLR camera, but of course it was much too late. So, till today, I often wonder what would have happened if I had made a different decision.

Just a Fern, photographed during a Walk
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But even if I could, I wouldn't go back and change anything, because I don't know if the Kismet would have worked the same way: Would I have met my wife later? Would I have become the father of my wonderful Twins?
I can't give the answeres, so I think I have made the right decision back then.

Sunikov Vodni Gaj, Lepena Valley, Slovenia
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There are a few more things that I would change, but they are only minor and wouldn't matter that much.
But if I think back, there's only one more thing comes into my mind, one little decision, which I have made about 12 or 13 years ago, would be cool if I could go back in time and change that one decision.

The bank of a little reservoir
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Back then I smiled and laughed at some news I've read on the internet, but today I'd love to go back in time and instead of laughing at it, I would buy some of this virtual "game money" they called Bitcoin... I laughed just like so many others have laughed, but we all had the chance.

I know money isn't everything, but it would make my life and the lifes of my family and friends so much easier.

Sunikov Vodni Gaj, Lepena Valley, Slovenia
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So, that was the end of my today's post. Thank you very much for reading till the end 😊

The images in this post were taken during my latest visit in the Lepena Valley in Slovenia, during a morning walk (Fern) and during a motorbike ride yesterday (bank of a little reservoir) and today at home (Swatch watch).


Information

All photos were taken with the Canon EOS R and one of these lenses: Canon RF 24-105mm f/4 L IS USM, Canon EF 70-200mm f/4 L IS II USM, Canon EF 16-35mm 1:4 L IS USM, Canon EF 50mm 1:1.8 L STM, SIGMA 105mm 1:2,8 DG MACRO HSM, Sigma 100-400mm F5-6,3 DG OS HSM C.
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Stunning photos @johannpiber, your photography already is outstanding! What is coming through time and time this week is how our lives could have changed had we followed a different path! But must say, I agree with you about Bitcoin, if only we had known then what we know now!
Thank you for a wonderful response to this week's #bow!

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Thank you very much @Lizelle, who knows how buying some Bitcoin would have changed our lives. I think everything has gone the right way, more or less 😉


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All I can say is that your photography is stunning!!!!! I'm sure there would be no need to change the path that lead you to this ability to capture this kind of beauty!

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Thank you so much for these nice words, @carolynstahl, I appreciate your kind compliment ☺️
Yep, who knows what would have been if I had learned how to photograph 😉


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Thank you so much for your ongoing support, I really appreciate it 😁


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Thank you greatly and sincerely for supporting @combination Hannes.

As I read your post the first thing that entered my mind was that if you became this famous photographer, would you have met your wife and what about the twins?
Then a little bit lower down I saw that you answered the question succinctly.

I think that we all have something in life that we wish we could have changed and for me it would be the wish that I had a father, But we don't realize that our lives have turned out the way that it should be and that all of the "wrongs" were only lessons to shape our characters for what we are now.
The biggest lesson that I learned was gratitude.

Oh yeah, and I am so glad that I am not the only one that clicks the wrong buttons at the most inopportune times.
Imagine spending much time to create a perfect post that you are happy with and when you click "Post the post disappears never to be seen or found again.
I figured the problem.
My hand was on the keyboard at the time that I clicked post and I must have pushed on the "Ctrl" key or some other key.

So, be grateful that you at least have something to give to combination 🤣😁🤣
I am at least grateful for your mistake 😉

Blessings to you and the family.

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Hi Zac,

I have just before replied to @Lizelle that I believe that it all has gone it's right way, even if we sometimes don't think so, and even if sometimes we want to make things or decisions undone.

All "wrongs" must have a reason, just as the "rights" must have one.

I have written some words that came into my mind and wanted to finish the post later at home. If I would have had time I would have edited the fail post, but I had some other work to do.
No, you're not the only one who clicks on the wrong buttons sometimes 🤣

@combination deserves some help anyway - my error is your luck, my friend 😊


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Oh yes, you have this one totally right Hannes.
It is the wrongs and the rights that shape our lives and regrets are only empty things, as we can do nothing to change what's done in the past.

I am glad that you also belong to the "wrong clicking" club 🤣

Maybe your error was not a mistake, as we do indeed need help at @combination my friend 😀

Thank you for your kind heart.

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Everything has gone the way it had to go, you might not be the good man you are if only a little thing in your life had gone different, and I might have never met you because I'd probably laugh at the Hive if I had bought 1,000 Bitcoin in 2008, and that would all be wrong, because it's good the way it is :)

I know that @combination needs more help than I can give, but maybe one day this will change.


The !BEER brewery does not deliver and the !PIZZA oven is cold but there should be some !ENGAGE 30 in a drawer 😃
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You have spelled it out totally correctly here Hannes.
I might not have started Papillon, as then I wouldn't have needed a camera and then I wouldn't have been on Hive. Had you bought the bitcoin, you also wouldn't be here and we would never have met because I don't like rich people 🤣

@combination is where it should be at this stage and yes, maybe this time round when crypto improves, we will start a marketing campaign.
Thank you for your kind heart and you are a partner in @combination

Cheers and thanks.

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Haha, my friend, maybe then you would be one of these rich people yourself and we'd go playing golf or cricket 😉
The prices will go up again and paint a smile on all our faces 😁


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Nope, I would be a doctor Hannes or a Vet. Mind you they also have lots of money and yes, we can still play cricket together, as I don't like golf at all.
Played golf once and at some holes we had to send out a search party, as I hit the ball out of the park.

Yes, what goes up must come down, somebody sang this as a song and I think it was "Blood Sweat and Tears".
But they forgot to sing what goes down must go up 🤣

Cheers and thanks.

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I have never played golf nor cricket, so I don't know what I would prefer, but I think the neighbors of the golf club should take care because of lost balls flying around when I play golf 😎

They just forgot to sing this line, I am sure.


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We played street cricket and broke a few windows Hannes,
The adults banned us and we went to play in a field. I also played rugby and participated in athletics.
The boxing kept me fit, but after high school there was no more sports for me, as I had to work.

Hahaha, after you have played they will also ban you for life 🤣

Must have been all smoked up 😉

Cheers and thanks.

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I never liked team sports, but I loved running every day, also on the mountains. Later I was mountain biking a lot, but haven't done much in the past years.
And I have never broken a window in my life. That's a lie, because when I was a boy I somehow broke one with my head. I can't remember how it could happen, but I still have the scar on my forehead.


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Yes, funny how sports can leave us over time, yet others stick to it even until they turn 90 years old.

If a boy hasn't broken something in his lifetime, the he is not a boy. Congrats on the scar mate 😜

Cheers and thanks!

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Right, but maybe I'll stick to hiking till I'm 100 😁

I have more scars, but there was only one broken window, I believe 😉


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Hahaha, I will come and chase you around in my wheelchair🤣
Or no, I will build a side-car on my wheelchair and give you a lift when you struggle for breath after 5 steps 🤣

When you are 100, I will be 110, or somewhere around there, so yes those will be interesting times.
We can both travel around in my wheelchair with a side car and watch the young adults (girls of course) 🤣

We broke quite a few with that cricket game, but always replaced the broken ones, until the home owners decided that they had enough. Then they banned us.

Shame, my body also looks like a road map with all of the scars 🤣

Cheers and thanks.

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A wheelchair with a side car - sounds cool. I don't think such has been invented yet. You'd be the first 😉

Oh yes, and if they want they can hop to us and we give them a lift 😊

Haha, the home owners have been more patient than I would have been. I would have chased you away right after the first window 😎


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Hahaha, and you will be the first wheelchair sidecar rider. We can make history china 🤣

Oh no, they are not stupid and they will see us coming, then you will just see panties as they run away. So we will have to find a bush to park our sidecar wheelchair under.

We were little terrorists my friend.

Cheers and thanks!

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You think two old men in a wheelchair with sidecar will scare them? I think they will want to have some fun and don't think what old men are still able to do ... or think they are still able to do 🤣


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Well let me put it this way Hannes, at least they will know that they cannot get pregnant 🤣😉🤣
At that age we will be lucky to get anything up, I mean you will be 97 and I will be 83 🤣

Cheers and thanks.

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Haha, that's right :)
It's all a mental thing and if the mind doesn't work there are still some of these blue pills they sell 😂


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Hahaha, at 90 years of age, I don't think that junior will still be in any shape to contniue with his frolicks, even if I takev 10 blue pills Hannes 🤣

It will be a case of a wolf sitting and howling in front of the hole 🤣🤣🤣

Cheers and thanks.

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Let's talk then, my friend, maybe the wolf will still be hungry and able to bite 🤣🐺


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Hahaha, a that age the Wolf will have no more teeth and he will have to drink his food 🤣
His back will be skew and his sight and smell will be away on holiday 🤣

Cheers and thanks.

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Oh, poor little old wolf can then only dream of the good times ... and look ... and imagine how it could be if he would still be young.


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Hahaha, so many times I wonder what the old guys think and talk about when they sit in a group drinking hot milk and watching girls.
It's like a dog longing to drive a car 🤣

Cheers and thanks.

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There's hope for us, my friend, I have seen dogs driving a car...


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Hahaha, my plaudits for a great answer and maybe I hace used the wrong example.
But yesw, there's indeed hope for us.
By the time that we hit the 90s, modern medicine will make us 50 years younger 🤣

Cheers and thanks.

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I am hoping for such a pill too, my friend, I'd take it in 5 years when I retire, but hope that I won't have to start working again then 🤣


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Hahaha, if that happens I will apply for a change of identity on the dark market 🤣
All of a sudden I will be Anton Schmidt at 16 years old 🤣

Cheers and thanks.

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Oh that would be cool, Anton, but I wouldn't want to go to school again - didn't learn anything the first time 🤣


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Hahaha, so well said Peter and yes school is a real waste of time.
Us two only know that beacause we graduated in the university of life. Nothing that we were forced to learn at school prepared us for the pitfalls in life, so we had to learn the hard way.
Maybe that's why are so unforgetful 🤣

Cheers and thanks.

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Yep, my friend, life has taught me quite some things and some of the stories can't officially be told, because you know what my job is 😉

I thought I was Fritz, or is it Peter now? 🤣


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So true and those stories are always best to be left alone 😉
I am scared to settle on George, as tomorrow I will forget 🤣

George and thanks.

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As always, great post, mate! 👏👏👏

I didn't know you have twins: that's great! 🥰

I almost agree with you, but I think money as a tool to slaves 7 billions human being: isn't it?

Right now, I'm pretty near to Austria: could I come to meet you, with @holydog and @bdog in my van?

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and a huge hug! 🤗

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Thanks a lot kindly, @amico, I always appreciate your comments 😊

Yep, a we have a boy and a girl - they will turn 19 in August ... time flies so fast.

It would be great if there was no money at all, but there will always be something like money or better said some sort of payment, I believe. It's just the way we have developed - we expect to get something in return if we do something.

Again we have to postpone our meeting, and I am the only reason for that. One day we'll meet and I will explain the weird mind of mine.


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Wonderful photography as always Hannes. 🌺 I take you are quite satisfied with your life and accomplishments…except for the bitcoin. I’m sure many folks regret not getting on that gravy train. :))

I’m sure work in photography would have been great but you took a different path. You are using photography now and made a lovely long exposure on the waterfall.

There’s many things that could have gone differently but I always think we are were we are meant to be.🤗

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Oh yes, Jo, I am happy with my life as it is, but at the moment my life is also a mess, mainly because of work. There's a lot going on here and a lot will change in the next weeks and months. I'll be in a better position, but will have more work and don't know if I'll get the additional co-workers... it's all just annoying at the moment and a couple of Bitcoin would really help 😉 lol ... too late for that train 🚂

I was very good in arts when I was a boy, they even wanted to send me to an art school, but it was too far away from home - that's another decision I have made.
It is as you say we are where we are meant to be ... I probably would never have met you and my other friends on the Hive.

Thank you so much for all goodies and for the nice words, dear Jo, I hope you're having a great Summer time 🤗🌞


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Those photos are simply BRILLIANT!!!!

And a great post I keep forgetting the BOW ohh well maybe next week

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I'm forgetting almost everything important at the moment - too much work, too much going on here in the office...

Thank you so much for this compliment, my friend, it made me happy and if the sun wouldn't already be shining, she would now 🌞


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And I dont even have the excus eof work LOL

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Nope, that's one downside of being retired - no such excuses anymore ... I'd love that 🤣


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Trust me I am not complaining about it lol

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I wouldn't complain neither 😂 lol


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Hello Johann,

"If I could go back in time..."
Well. I can't. So, I will not waste my time to think about it.

The other thing is, everything would have changed, and I wouldn't have been the I today. Maybe I will be better off, maye I will be worse off. But I am happy with who I am today. 😊

Have a great day!

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Oh well, my friend Vincent, I often think back what I could have done better, but always I come to the conclusion that it is as it is and like my good friend Jo said "we are were we are meant to be", so you are completely right,we shouldn't change the past, even if we could ... there's a saying that goes like a butterfly's wing flapping can cause a tornado on the other side of the earth.

Thank you very much, Vincent, I wish you a wonderful day and week too 😊🌞


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I also think back a lot
It’s not healthy for myself
But I overthink shit

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If thinking back isn't good for you or makes you sad, you shouldn't do it. You can't change the past anyway - it is as it is, but you can change your future.

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Strange thing life is, we all hold a few regrets, then think of how our destination would/could have been altered, stumble back to saying "no" too many things are connected!

Great to see you back on your 'pony' riding the hills and taking to the trails, amazing photography and scenery to lose oneself, without regrets or change.

The outdoors is shouting, prohibition won't stop me only sun-downers will be the sun going down, see you in a couple of weeks off to capture the moment, maybe hug a happy hippo or two....

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Yep, changing only one little thing might change everything, so it is as it is and it is as it was meant to be :)

You're leaving into the wilderness? Cool, I would love to accompany you, Joan, but because I can't I want to wish you best weather and good luck with the wildlife ... and if the hippos don't want to be hugged by you, tell them that the Austrian mountain goat will come and hug them instead of you. I am sure then they will love you 😁


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Looking back one can see damages caused by change all around, so no perhaps safest to just be and let be!

Going up our North Coast to where there are many game parks for day drives into see wildlife, may even convince someone to get up early to capture a sunrise.... Humpback Whales move along the coast at this time of year with young, hopefully see them too.

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Yep, you are right, let it be

I hope you can convince that someone to get up at the best time of the day :)
I have been talking to JJ @tattoodjay about whales and that I'd love to see one in nature. So, hopefully you will be able to share a few photos of them with us.

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Humpback Whales mate off this stretch of coastline between June to November so really hoping to see the males breaching. If not too expensive take a trip out on a boat, also whether permitted with this ghastly gremlin doing it's rounds in South Africa once again.

Movement up and down our coast, we stand a good chance of seeing Wales and Dolphins life in the sea is active, again always the right place at the right time.

Thanks for awesome song to enjoy while replying, take care of yourself while I take a break!

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When I am going for wildlife photos I am always at the wrong place at the wrong time, but often it happens when I only have landscape lenses with me, that I see all kinds of birds or animals ;)

I hope you'll get all chances you need to see these big and beautiful fishes mammals as close as you feel comfortable :)


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Animals and mammals we will see, what ever pops out I will try capture to share. Happy July!

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I'm looking forward to your posts.
Have a great day, Joan 🌞


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ed displays by experts

I do love my early morning walks and know one day I will get a good sunrise haven’t had much luck yet

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I love your sunrises anyway, JJ, because I know you enjoy the walks even more than I enjoy mine, and if you can take photos of an amazing sunrise it's even better 😊


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Thanks my friend I hope to get another walk in tomorrow Cheers and !BEER
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My pleasure, JJ, and maybe tomorrow is the morning you've been waiting for 😊


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I’m hoping but even if not it’s a nice way to start they day

If one engages he gets !ENGAGE 25 from me

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Well, when you read this you will already know - good morning JJ, I hope the sunrise was great 🌞


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It was a better sunrise than recent walks not quite what I hope for but a nice walk even saw an ospry catching a fish but had the camera set for seascapes and didnt get good shots of it

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What can I say? I know this problem exactly - till I have set the camera for a faster shutter speed the bird is long gone 😉
I like the subtle sunrises in your recent shots, the light color gradients from dark blue to orange or pink.


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Unfortunately the !BEER is out as well as all !PIZZA has been eaten, but I hope the
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works :)

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Sorry, out of BEER, please retry later...

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Sorry, out of BEER, please retry later...

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