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"Xfinity takes you to 1989."

Yeah, we've noticed.
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Being that this represents a particularly massive failure to manage the game in a fair and even-handed way, we should be demanding answers from #Niantic   about this.

https://plus.google.com/+BrandonDowney/posts/HQbv8a4zcJ3

This portal was entirely valid according to the standards Niantic has waved at us for the last two years, and yet a community spokesperson had it removed to benefit his team preferentially.

If Niantic can't manage to run a fair game, why should anyone even play?

(Trolls will be shmobliterated)
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This right here is how a banhammer is meant to be used...

http://hothardware.com/news/blizzard-puts-over-100000-cheaters-on-ice-in-epic-world-of-warcraft-banning-spree

Hint hint, #Niantic  you've got an awful lot of people using that autoglypher tool.  If you keep ignoring them, it's going to be just as bad as bmod was, and probably twice as quickly.
Like many MMORPGs, World of Warcraft can be a grind. To sidestep the time commitment required to continually level up a character, gather resources...
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I'm surprised that I didn't get another notice that my account has been suspended.  You know... that account that I told them to delete under veiled threat of legal action a few years ago?
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Version 2.0.6.2 release

There's not very much to say about this, other than the checkpoint widget now does 'septitime mode' for precisely three seconds just as the graphical widget does.  This is just me squaring things away in preparation for kicking 2.0.6.2 to production status, because there's been no bug reports and I've been personally watching the clocks pretty closely to see if there's any other weird display mode issues and fixing things the moment they come up.
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Version 2.0.6.1 beta release

So, I just found an odd change with NovaLauncher Prime 4.0 that means I should probably fastrack this one for release tomorrow.  I upgraded a few pieces of Android Studio here and initially thought it was that, but now NovaLauncher is doing something I didn't expect that broke my check in the configuration app for determining whether or not the configuration app was being launched because someone just put a new widget on their screen.

In case you've not noticed already, after about ten minutes have gone by, deploying a widget does not invoke the configuration app again (because I find that annoying when it happens every time but clearly there's not a lot to configure after you've set the faction theme).  The change was causing the configuration app to think it was being called alongside a widget even when launched with the app launcher icon, so after ten minutes you basically couldn't use the configuration app at all anymore.  Ouch.

Anyway, that's fixed now.

Day units for practical mode also definitely work (4d 16h is much more human-friendly than 138h 51m), no more digits are being overwritten in the displays (oops), and I fine tuned whether and when time values are zero-filled quite a bit.  I still haven't changed the septimode on the checkpoint widget so that it stays for precisely three seconds, but I think I'm probably the only person who even knew the difference (it's been changed in the graphical widget).

Before anyone can ask, no there is no checkpoint tap mode for the septicycle widget because I can't seriously see anyone using it that way.
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In other news, they're still doing "Survivor" spinoffs. Where do they find these tools? People obsessing about idols and immunity and blah blah blah...

Let's be honest. If someone took me out to an island in international (or at least non-US) waters and says the idea is to be the last survivor by the end of the week, the only quandry I'd have is where to start digging.
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Nowhere near the water table or anywhere close to potable water.
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I guess since my wallet is now rubbing itself on the screen that I'm going to see this.
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And then there's the movie version of Ready Player One that Spielberg is working on.
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Samsung,

I know this might strike you as odd, but in addition to telling me an update is about 350Mb in size, and that I have the option to schedule it for later, perhaps you could give a little hint as to what is being updated?

Hmm?
#Samsung  
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Probably completely safe
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Zeros missing from your displays?

These will fix it.

nonZeroDigit = true;
nonZeroDigit = true;
nonZeroDigit = true;

...maybe I should actually put those into the code.  *facepalm*
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LOL.  Wait... maybe have some of these too... ()()()(()))(()()
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Lightman Shards

Aside from the fact that they are generally viewed as the harbingers of destruction, there's some people actually trying to round the things up and bring them to their appointed locations.

Thus far, Niantic has stated that the shards move at midnight and noon UTC, but that this movement rate will increase as we approach the final Persepolis anomaly date (June 20th).  What they have not said is by how much this rate will increase, and when it will begin to increase.

This leaves me with a quandry.  I'm reasonably sure I can spin out a variant (as a 1x1 widget) of the existing timers to give the time until the next shard move with just a couple of hours of poking at it (this is why one should always write modular code that respects atomicity) however, the moment the moves start increasing in speed... everything goes out the window and there will probably be at least one person yelling at me from deep in the bush.

Whether or not the change was impossible to forsee doesn't even matter to me.  It would be code that I know will break at some undetermined point in the future.  That is not how I roll.

So... thoughts, opinions?  Information about the rate of increase would be supremely useful and render the question moot.  Keep in mind that once Niantic changes the movement period or gives further details on it, I could roll out an update in under and hour (add four more for Google Play automated testing) but for at least 1-3 moves the timer would be completely wrong.

#Lightman   #Niantic  
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Bleh.  NovaLauncher doesn't apparently have a Widgets tab in the app drawer anymore.  That's going to take some getting used to.
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It's going to be hard to hide my excitement at being able to wear this shirt, but maybe all those dots across the front will help.
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