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Andrea Riva
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Attended Liceo Scientifico "Pio X"
Lives in Carbonera, Treviso
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Just discovered this one... I don't have time to check whether it's the only one of its kind, whether it's good, whether there are better alternatives, but it looks like a valuable companion to virustotal.com

It made a good job showing the actions set off by a suspect .doc attachment, which was recognized as a virus by only 2 out of 50+ antivirus programs on VirusTotal
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You don't want to read this book, but you have to!
View the stunning photographic depiction of ecological and social tragedies worldwide, that result from over consumption and rising population size and growth.
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Oh well, this is obvious once you think about it, but good to know if you have not yet thought about it...

Want to know which reminders have expired in Inbox but have not been marked as Done (and have not been resnoozed). 

These are the reminders which you could have forgotten about, along the way... :)

Just search for:

is:reminder !is:done !is:snoozed
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I agree, there is innovation, but often the success of a solution implies its stagnation on the long period. Out of search, Google is basically iterating on the mail, calendar, docs trio, but I don't see really new things coming out of the hat... The reason to follow Google is probably Kurzweil at the moment, he could do some magic in the NLP field and we could see some really new things. But Android, social, office apps, ChromeOS, although nice, aren't bringing anything really new.

Kurzweil automatically sorting mail into the correct bundles, and creating, merging and separating those bundles when needed, that would be a welcome new feature, if you see what I mean :-)
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Beware the perytons!
Beginning in the late '90s, once or twice a year, astronomers operating the telescope at the Parkes observatory in New South Wales, Australia would pick up mysterious radio signals. These signals...
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The real state of social networks :-)

Credit: http://dilbert.com/strip/2015-05-10
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If I follow a person but unfollow one of his/her collections, what do I follow? All the person's posts, minus those in the unfollowed collection?
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+Andrea Riva it seems like a bug to me too... I'm going to report it as soon as possible ;-) 
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Le déjeuner sur l'herbe

A very uncommon view in the Venetian area, where sheep farming has almost completely disappeared.
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Very good my dear Andy....
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Who's to blame here?

This is my LG G3 Mini: it's a mid-range phone with 1GB RAM, and it's in this critical lack of RAM since Kit Kat.

Is it Android? Is it LG's implementation? Is it my phone which needs a reset? Do I have to turn geek mode on and start tweaking kernel's configuration? Do I have to go CyanogenMod? 

Pair this with the fact that apps like Feedly, Chrome or G+ require more than 100MB to run in foreground, and this explains why, on my 1GB RAM phone, of which usually 250 MBs are free to use, almost every time I start an app the current one is killed, launcher included!!! 

I mean:

- I start Feedly  and I find an interesting link,
- I open it in Chrome,
- when I exit Chrome, Feedly is RESTARTED (9 out of 10 times),
- and when I exit Feedly, the lancher is RESTARTED (9 out of 10 times)!

There is something  broken here, which is starting to make me sick with Android, both the OS and the ecosystem around it. Not because I cannot afford a better phone with better specs (I can), but because the phone I have should be enough for my needs according to Google itself, yet it obviously isn't. And I don't know who to blame, since the OS and ecosystem are such that the culprit could be Google, or LG, or some app's author, or even me :-/

I'm also sick because my phone wasn't so laggy at the beginning, less than a year ago, so maybe it just needs a reset, but if that is the case then the evidence is that we are dealing with an OS which isn't any better than Windows in this respect. True, it will be much easier to setup it from the cloud after the reset, but only if you don't care losing your apps' local data... Otherwise, only user friendly (???) methods like rooting or adb backup/release will allow a full recovery...

Net result: at this stage, these are nerd rants for nerds, but it looks to me that Android is going down a slope we have already seen in the past. Openness is great, until the evil creeps in, and the need for a benevolent dictator emerges...

Or, of course, just stuff another 2GB into your phone and skip to the next post!
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I feel like a phone should have a two year run before being doorstopped by bloat.... I'd be a lot happier then. There are a lot of limited Android hardware pieces out there.

I think key apps like browsers, mail, maps, and calendar should either be designed to run decently on two year old midrange hardware (or midrange when it was bought) or have a lighter footprint option to support the older hardware. Google should also work harder to keep vendors from stranding people on older versions. Vendors should promise two years of no more than a few months delay on Android upgrades.
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The more I see these headers, the more I can't stop thinking: "Hey, they are great, really!".

For me, they are definitely bringing back some excitement for G+, which I must admit I had long ago lost :-/

Thanks +Bradley Horowitz , +Yonatan Zunger , +Ade Oshineye  and all the G+ team!
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Oh well, welcome, Collections! :-)
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    IT Manager, 1990 - present
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    IT Manager, 2009 - present
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    1990 - present
  • ULSS 9 della Regione Veneto
    Freelance consultant, Project Management, 1990 - 2006
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    Freelance consultant, SW Development, 2006 - 2009
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