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Andrea Riva
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Unfortunately, I had to sign this petition: my LG G4 has suffered from the "boot loop" issue for the last week. Luckily LG has acknowledged the problem, so rather than a repair, I should get a new one.
Many owners of the LG G4 have had their smartphones suddenly rendered unusable due to a hardware defect that causes the phone to endlessly try to boot up, fail, and attempt to boot up again - known as the G4 "boot loop" defect . This is especially damaging because the issue can happen suddenly and,...
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Having to factory reset my phone in the near future, I was wondering whether I can finally rely on Marshmallow's cloud auto-backup features.

TL;DR answer is: No! Titanium if you are rooted, or ADB backup/restore if you aren't, are still the ways to go.

The lack of a real, full backup in Android, is one of the greatest shortcomings of the platform. Quite unacceptable, IMHO.

The new system works, but apps will need to be tweaked to meet the requirements.
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That is a really dark zone in Android's universe... I have reset my phones many, many times, and sometimes they weren't even able to automatically download the apps that were installed before the reset :-(

I guess that the openness of Android can make a "total backup" a little harder to implement, because Google cannot know in detail how phone makers may have customized the OS, but even an "almost total backup" would be great.

My hope for auto-backup in Marshmallow was therefore great, but after checking settings in Google Drive, I found that only 11 apps have some backup data saved on the cloud... out of 69...

I'm not going to risk, and will use adb since the phone is not rooted. That's a PITA, but are there other viable solutions on a non rooted phone?
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It's hard to describe my feelings for Prince's death.

A few weeks ago, when I heard about David Bowie, I immediately felt the pain and the sorrow, but with Prince I cannot go beyond a dull numbness, because I just cannot accept his death.

I've loved the artist more than any other musician. I have his complete discography, including tons on unpublished material (all The Works, for those who know them). I can sing by heart many of his albums.

But, above all, I have countless memories from my 20s and my 30s, with some song from Prince as the soundtrack. He's so deeply involved with my life, that it's difficult for me to listen to one of his songs without going back to some period or episode of my life.

Hence, my numbness, speechlessness, engulfed sadness.

Today, for me, it's snowing.
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We are definitely at war... Earlier this week I witnessed the 6th ransomware attack, since the beginning of the year, at the two places where I work.

The first 5 came via traditional mail messages and nuked client PCs, but the 6th landed directly on a server, via RDP + brute force attack, and nuked 1TB of data throughout the network in less than an hour.

And yesterday I've read about a new variant spreading via Flash... Which means, considering the average user attention to the problem, that you either shut up internet or sit down and wait with a hand on your wallet...

We are at war, with ton$$$ of money at stake, and I can't think of all the casualties we will have to suffer before this is over.


Crypto-ransomware has turned every network intrusion into a potential payday.
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Calling this the Swiss Army Knife of calculators would be a total understatement. It does EVERYTHING, and then MORE... 
TechCalc contains 12 computing modes in one application + a handy reference...
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Finally!!! it's back!!!

I've not read about it anywhere... am I in a test group, or was I simply absent-minded?
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...going to do that right now... thanks again! :-)
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"Oh yeah, the usual breakwater made with a bunch a rocks!"

Until you get closer...

A nice idea they had many years ago in Caorle, near Venice: letting sculptors have fun with the boulders along the seaside. There are some goods works here and there.
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I'm speechless... He's always been my top musician... I've grown up with him...

Speechless...
Detectives are investigating the star's death after he was found at his Paisley Park recording studios
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The perfectly brilliant story of the medieval origin of Fourier transform :-)

Or... Why I can't stop loving Quora.
Answer by Job Bouwman, PhD candidate in medical imaging (MRI).
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Very good piece, which puts current AI where AI deserves to be, and gives a down to earth explanation of the (yet to come, at the time of the interview!) AlphaGo's achievements.
DeepMind’s exploits in South Korea have captivated the world this week, as its AlphaGo program has defeated Go champion Lee Se-dol three times to secure overall victory in a five-game series —...
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I'm a big fan of Prince, and during the last fortnight I've been relistening / rediscovering his opera omnia (yes, it is that big, and I've not finished yet!)

Last night it was the turn for the first part of his live doubleCD, One Nite Alone... Live! Well, I didn't remember much about it, and that's a shame, because it's absolutely G-R-E-A-T!

A lot of his classics are there, all reinvented by His Majesty and a great band. The magical touch of great players performing live, turns all of them into astounding pieces.

Another thing I really like is that there are a lot of songs taken from The Rainbow Children, which is IMHO one of the best works from Prince, with its jazzy touches across a variety of genres.

I'm listening to CD #2 as I write this, and here comes Nothing compares to u... Which makes me say: do yourself a favor, and listen to this album. You'll love it.
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So sad...

RIP David

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A big Artist... 😔
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  • Agostini Group
    IT Manager, 1990 - present
  • Ligabue Catering srl
    IT Manager, 2009 - present
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    1990 - present
  • ULSS 9 della Regione Veneto
    Freelance consultant, Project Management, 1990 - 2006
  • DBA Lab
    Freelance consultant, SW Development, 2006 - 2009
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  • Università degli Studi di Udine (Scienze dell'Informazione)
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