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What the hell android?? As can be seen in details, phone not active, screen not on. Handset uncomfortably warm to touch. 
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I'm getting annoyed at the possible interactions that Android allows. Turns out the Lego Commander app (that talks bluetooth to the EV3 brick) craps all over any attempts to pair to bluetooth systems, and craps stuff to the logs, while burning through battery.

Hailo has a similar problem - it's app tries to find a taxi driver every 15 seconds, so it wakes up the phone, starts bluetooth, broadcasts, and goes back to sleep. 

Yes, I know, there are a lot of shitty apps. But .. the OS should not allow this to happen.
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Just because. 20 years ago now, I can remember watching this live and being utterly blown away. Sigh
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Me too - I'm so pleased to see this in Youtube.  Fabulous!!!   A happy lady here.  :-D
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This is, quite simply, amazing. Skewers the unthinking idiocy of Fox News in a no-holds barred vicious rant. Wonderful.
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Wrote a short thing. Fury prevents further writings at this time.
In response to the growing disquiet on social media regarding the story of a suicidal young rape-victim denied a termination, who was later sectioned, force-fed & forcibly delvered of a child, our Minister for Justice, Frances Fitzgerald, has come out with the following statement: ...
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About bloody time too. Tempted to change my G+ user name to Dinglebert Bembledack...
When we launched Google+ over three years ago, we had a lot of restrictions on what name you could use on your profile. This helped create a community made up of real people, but it also excluded a number of people who wanted to be part of it without using their real names.
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changed mine back to my online nickname, already feeling better about this.
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Have to ask:

What clueless numpty in Google thought that requiring PIN entry to answer a fecking phone call was a Great Idea™?

It makes a phone with android lollipop utterly unusable as a phone! The stupid, it burns!
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This happened to me a couple of times. I rebooted and it seems to be back to normal
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Wrote a blog post on the awful treatment of women (among other things) in Peter F Hamilton's writing.

I've been mulling over this article for a few weeks, hit send on it today, and immediately discovered Charlie Stross published an article today on some of the same issues. Bloody typical :)
Over the last few years, I've been reading SF and Fantasy almost exclusively, I've been following along with various read throughs, always looking for more and varied reading experiences. I've been incredibly lucky to be doing this in the midst of an explosive outgrowth of quality writing in ...
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The podcast “Serial”, an offshoot of the wildly popular “This American Life”, has been shooting up the podcast charts on iTunes and elsewhere recently. Even those on my favourite irc channel have recently been asking questions about it. To them my response has always been that I find it tendentious and tedious, I just don’t rate it at all.

For a Serial about a real life crime, the approach of the host, Sarah Koenig, just annoys me. Where some find multilayered delicacy, I hear deliberate obfuscation and equivocation. That’s before you consider what some, who’ve listened to more of this dreck than I, have identified: Koenig continues the trope of the Brave White Journalist, travelling into alien cultures and then telling them what they’re doing wrong. This article is an excellent review of these issues.

(Originally posted to http://ascraeus.org/2014/12/serial-and-white-reporter-privilege.html )
On cringing through the mystery.
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If the producers of Serial are to be believed, they spent 12 months attempting to track down the Lee family for their version. It is a glaring omission, but it doesn't look like it was preventable if they wanted to air. 
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Right, been a long while since I posted anything here. Delighted to note that I wrote a review of Kameron Hurley's fantastic novel The Mirror Empire over on my blog. Please: Buy this book! You won't regret it.
Kameron Hurley, author of the exquisite Bel Dame Apocrypha has had a great year. She won two Hugo Awards at LonCon, Best Fan Writer and Best Related Work for her brilliant article We Have Always Fought, an exploration of the place of women in war, the paucity of the portrayal of these women in ...
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Thanks. Bought! Will start tomorrow.
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Watch the video included on this page. It is probably the most honest few minutes ever broadcast by a 24 hour news channel, never mind CNN who's reporting of Ferguson had, up to this point, been overwhelmingly biased towards the "all sides to blame" false equivalency bullshit.
 
NATO "Riots" vs Ferguson
I am on a deadline but I don't want to let the morning slip away without these images. During the recent NATO meeting in Chicago, there was plenty of violence. Google NATO POLICE CHICAGO and you will see truncheons, blood, arrests, and angry statements abou...
I am on a deadline but I don't want to let the morning slip away without these images. During the recent NATO meeting in Chicago, there was plenty of violence. Google NATO POLICE CHICAGO and you will see truncheons, blood, ar...
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@hilarylennon: Raped, impregnated, suicidal, delayed permission for an abortion. Hunger-strike, force-fed, forced c-section: LEGAL. #repealthe8th
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Says an awful lot about the character of the man. To think he's presumed to lecture the rest of us with his austerity-philia for the last three years.
FORMER Communications Minister Pat Rabbitte has snubbed the new leader of the Labour Party Joan Burton by leaving the Dail chamber before her reshuffle speech.
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I don't see threats from Gove saying that teacher pay is just charity from the ECB that hasn't been properly earned and implying the tap could be turned off tomorrow (what kind of good cop-bad cop routine was that?), and I haven't seen Gove get quite to the level of using the word "feminised" as an insult.

Cameron and Gove talk an incredible amount of baloney, but I think I actually prefer their demented ideologies over Quinn's outright disgust for teachers!
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