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WTH?  An active shooter at the Washington Navy Yard AGAIN?
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They say nothing.....just a call
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An interesting article that I found linked recently related to some more positive news regarding Mudge.

It's interesting to see what happened to L0pht as a result of VC funding - The VCs effectively forced @Stake to sacrifice all of the values the original team was founded upon and destroyed the team...  VC funding can be VERY toxic - when it comes to honoring your values vs. making the VC's investment pay off - your values lose nearly every time.
As the Web arrived in the 1990s, tech giants churned out flawed products, unleashing bugs that persist today.
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Interesting.  He's managed to bounce back from what sounds like some pretty bad circumstances, and it sounds like eventually the L0pht team managed to (at least sort-of?) patch things up once the VC were no longer involved.

The news I was referring to was him being tapped to lead the software equivalent of the UL by the White House - https://securityledger.com/2015/06/whitehouse-taps-google-advanced-projects-lead-for-software-safety-lab/
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I can't wait until HBO Now becomes available for Android devices.  I have been using +sling (not sure if that is their official account, surprisingly low follower count for something official) since they began offering HBO as a way to catch up on Game of Thrones.

However, with my SHIELD Tablet, video quality was always awful.  It frequently would drop to well below 480p.  Netflix, Hulu, CBS, etc. all would have no problem doing HD streaming.

Same now for my SHIELD Android TV.  When Sling actually works, quality seems to be typically higher, although the ratelimiter often drops quality noticeably.  Worse, I frequently get IMMEDIATE "A network problem is preventing playback.  Please check the network cabling, or wireless router.  Otherwise, contact your Internet Service Provider. (4-500)".

If there were an ISP problem, this thing wouldn't be bombing out immediately without any evidence the app even TRIED to start the stream.  Also, my network is working just fine.  Netflix streams perfectly, Hulu streams perfectly, NVidia GRID works fairly well, Destiny is solid for me, I haven't lost my IRC connection in 1-2 weeks, all web browsing works perfectly.  It's pretty clear where the problem is, but sling wants to pass the blame to anyone but themselves.
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I know this is a bit late, but I've been working on trying to narrow down some issues with Sling as well. When I'm at work, no problems at all. At home, on Comcast, I can connect just fine. But the stream slows to a crawl after just a few seconds. It will then proceed to jump all over the place. I'm pretty sure I know what the culprit is, but I can't prove it. I can only go on the track record.
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Interesting.  Looks like an upcoming Nexus device is going to have an NXP PN547 variant, considering Google's policy is not to merge hardware support for non-Nexus devices in AOSP.  (See Jake Weinstein's review comment and the submission that he linked)

Interestingly, the patch was merged without any explanation or answer to Jake's question.  The only possible explanation is that an upcoming Nexus device needs this code.  This would explain why no one talked about the previous patch and the silent change of attitude - because then they would be hinting at aspects of the next Nexus.

EDIT:  Grouper's end appears to be near:  https://android-review.googlesource.com/#/c/146803/
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+Philipp Wolf Yeah, one of the few differences between find7op and find7.  Find7 uses the older PN544 that is being removed (the second patch I linked to)
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Monetization of open source is something that needs to be done with extreme care.  It can be done (RedHat has done well with their service/support model, and in fact nearly all successful opensource companies either have a service/support model, or the open source software is a tool that is just a means to an end for another product, Android being a good example here.), but SourceForge is a clear example of how NOT to do it.
 
SourceForge was a good place; unfortunately, sometimes good places don't last.

Recently SF hijacked its hosted projects to distribute their wrapped crapware:
http://goo.gl/DgJauu for GIMP
and
http://goo.gl/F1hkMy for Nmap.
and
https://goo.gl/j3fph2 for VLC.

Obviously, the paid component per installation system is one of their important income generating scams. I would be fine with that, if they were the actual owners of the legitimate software. The real problem is, they are polluting these open source software installations for the purpose of filling their pockets by this scam, and worst of all, without even notifying the authors/creators of this software, while the creators are struggling against such parasitic software in order to keep their installers cleaner and safer.

Such a shameless policy should be condemned, and the Notepad++ project will move entirely out of SourceForge.

I humbly request that Notepad++ users not encourage such scams, and educate others not to download any software from SourceForge. I request as well that the project owners on SourceForge move out of SourceForge, in order to preserve the purpose of the Open Source Community and encourage the works of true authors/creators.
14 Jun 2015 22:27:05. SourceForge was a good place; unfortunately, sometimes good places don't last. Recently SF hijacked its hosted projects to distribute their wrapped crapware: SourceForge grabs GIMP for Windows' account, wraps installer in bundle-pushing adware · Black “mirror”: SourceForge ...
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You can host installers on GitHub easily.
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Holy crap...

If the IBIS and the improved A-mount PDAF makes it into the next APS-C Sony mirrorless...  omgawesome!  If the A-mount PDAF is half as good as E-mount on-sensor PDAF, SLT is now dead.

(A7RII is out of my price range...  but I'm REALLY looking forward to the next APS-C now)
NEW YORK, June 10, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Sony's New a7R II Camera Delivers Innovative Imaging Experience with World's First Back-Illuminated 35mm...
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+Chris Druif I know I'm super excited. This camera is awesome
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No, +Jerry Hildenbrand , that is NOT a swimming pool, that's a Septik tank you jumped into at the end of the strike!
 
Jerry is going to wander me through Destiny on the PS4. Count how many times I die!

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What can I say, I'm special.
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Interesting comment:  The last time they tried to send one of these cameras to the ISS, the rocket it was on (Orbital Sciences Anteres) went boom.

This piece of hardware seems to carry a curse...
There's a lot at stake with Falcon 9's June 28th launch. SpaceX plans to use the opportunity to test if its rocket can successfully land on a barge, and
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Talk about DENSE.  (Also, a little creepy).  Samsung Business specifically mentioned +Guillaume Lesniak in a tweet to ask if he's seen their new "partner program", SEAP.

What does SEAP entail?  Tech support for managed device solutions, i.e. parts of KNOX.  You know, the thing that has been managing to continue to alienate opensource developers further since ExynosGate?  Another way of thinking it is "Tech support for people who want to lock down your device even more than the OEM did."

WHY would they be so dense as to think an opensource developer would have ANY interest in this?  If Guillaume had recently interacted with Samsung on Twitter it might make some sense - but he hasn't tweeted in months.  If they'd been just spamming mentions of hundreds of people, it might make sense - but most of their tweets except for 2-3 aren't specifically mentioning anyone.

This is a classic example of having not the slightest clue why people don't like you - when you decided to grab from a list of past vocal Samsung critics to try and convince them you've changed, but link to something that if you actually UNDERSTOOD why they're a critic you'd try to prevent them from finding out about it...
“#SEAP is Samsung's partner program. It's free and gives access to SDKs and tech support. Have you seen it @xplodwild? http://t.co/zVfClHd6px”
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+Guillaume Lesniak Hey man what have you been up to? 
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After seeing the fallout of Launchergate...

Man, I really need to use my crystal ball more often.  It works really well.  Saw this coming a year and a half ago...
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+Andrew Dodd​ You do precisely what +Dan Rhodes​ has said about me earlier in this thread: You get lost in technical details. Yes, by extension KMM probably has influence on CM, but I don't like thinking in that indirect way; otherwise one could also say I have influence on the OnePlus One sales by my CM work. What I meant is simply that there's no visibility of him whatsoever in day-to-day stuff in CM, be it feature proposals, merges etc. I also find it a bit unlikely for a CEO to manage such small details; so even if he (indirectly) controls the people ultimately merging stuff, he likely does so through (one or more) levels of intermediate management.

About the design stuff, I have always tried (and do today) to do stuff properly by attempting to follow the standards (both code and UX) set by AOSP and Google's apps. One can only get so far with that approach though without getting into actual design work (both layouts and drawables), and that's the part I'm not overly good at - it's probably ok, but I know there are a lot of people out there that do this better than me.

And one can also be biased even if there's evidence for one's general viewpoint, simply by only looking at e.g. the negative facts and ignoring the positive ones. I'm pretty sure that's what +Björn Lundén​ meant, and I find it hard to not agree with him. While you often have a point, you critisize Cyngn with such passion that one can easily think you're on a mission to destroy them. This feels a bit unhealthy; and IMHO (emphasis on M and H) it would be more productive to spend that passion in trying to be better instead of pointing out perceived and/or real flaws in Cyngn and/or CM.
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TL;DR - Never buy a phone from a carrier.

Even if it's a Nexus and you're paying for it outright.  Buy it somewhere else.
 
What the hell, +T-Mobile!!! You blocked my 100% paid off Nexus 6 from the network for non-payment of an EIP that never existed? I paid $750 cash for this phone back in November. You better fix this NOW!!
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Not that it is something new - but some don't want to understand as it seems. A provider is a provider WTF you should buy hardware from him???
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OK, I finally managed to navigate +NVIDIA 's rather convoluted support site (it's MUCH harder to start a warranty request than it was last summer) and start the warranty request process.  (See https://plus.google.com/u/0/+AndrewDodd/posts/efZofkLYpuo for the history of this...)

My original email "This is a warranty request for a replacement power supply. The included power supply with the unit has an internal short and immediately trips the breakers in my home (along with sparking brightly) when plugged in to an active outlet."

Their response:
"From your email, I understand that you are noticing sparks when you connect the adapter to a power source.

I apologize for any inconvenience caused. 

I would like to inform you that the power adapter provider with the Shield Android TV has the cables integrated and we should not be noticing any sparks. However, to isolate the issue and assist you further, please help me with additional information : 

1. Have you tried connecting the power adapter to any other power source, to check, if it works fine?
2. Have you tried disconnecting and reconnecting the PIN on the power adapter?

I request you to disconnect the 2 pin connector on the power supply and reconnect it, make sure that its connected firmly and try connecting the adapter to a different power source to check, if it works fine.

Please keep me updated about the status of the issue."

Translation:
We understand that our fire hazard of a power supply which should not under any circumstances be drawing more than 500 mA when loaded from a 120v AC line is instantly tripping a 15A (edit, I wrote 20A but I just checked again, still insanely high) circuit breaker in your home when plugged in with no load connected.  Please keep fiddling with that fire hazard until you burn your home down.

The SHIELD power adapter is rated 19v@2.1A output, or approximately 40W.  Even if it were only 66% efficient - which in and of itself would be a fire hazard by dissipating 20W in a tiny plastic enclosure like the power supply for this thing - it would not consume more than 500 mA from a 120V circuit.  Plugging this thing in with no load insta-trips a 15A breaker.
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+Jonathan Kagan A quick check of the user guide suggests it's just SD cards.
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