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#DeathToSpoofers

It really is terrible how much spoofers ruin this game for us all. Currently in a weeks time that I have witnessed this player has gone from Asia; Valdez, AK; Sutton, AK; Point Hope, AK ( where the only local players are currently in Fairbanks, AK) they thru that awesome link across the state that will take 15 hour round trip driving for it to be taken down. Then onto CA; Seattle, WA; Fairbanks, AK and now North Pole, AK. Very sad to see that the anti spoofing controls (+35 MPH) have no affect on them but add 2.5 hours of wait time for me taking a road trip and having to wait 5 minutes in order to hack each of the 30 portals on the trip.
+John Hanke+Brian Rose+Joe Philley+Brandon Badger+Anne Beuttenmüller+NIA Ops​
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This, 100x, this.
 
Seems that a lot of great minds are bent towards the same problem facing us.  Namely being the terrible new UX/UI that +Niantic Project gave us today.  After playing with my son today the impact of just how thoughtlessly terrible this change was as I watched my son trying to enjoy playing +Ingress with these horrible changes.

So on and off today between work and other design projects that I'm trying to get finished I examined best usage practices, the usage map that I've seen posted with good to bad UI positioning based on natural thumb/finger placement, and items that I've wanted to see on this screen for a very long time.

So here is my UI Mockup with and without the usage comfort map overlayed.
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Very nice. Well done adding some wish list features as well. 
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We've got the February  #IngressFS  stats compiled, graphs created and data data data everywhere! Come see how your city placed and don't forget to submit your March scores to us when we make the call out next week. Thanks to +Jordon Mizzi for all this hard work on this.
Ingress First Saturday for February had over a hundred cities participate with 47 of them submitting their scores for analysis. Among those 47 cities, 220,085,639 AP was collected between both side...
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DHCP Accelerator for Android - Dynamic Host Configuration Protocol on Android is fairly slow. XDA Senior Member phhusson decided to put an end to this and compiled a new, patched binary that resolves all the issues. If you’re having issues with DHCP, give it a shot! The post DHCP Accelerator for Android appeared first on xda-developers. http://ow.ly/2UnxLe
Hi, I've been finding DHCP was fairly slow on Android, and I took a quick look at what could be done. cf for the theoritical details The actual patch is…
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So many of my friends here on G+, know me through +Ingress . I do have family and other, non-ingress friends here. But a vast majority are through ingress.

Its days and situations like today, that really make any gripes and grumbles worth it.

This is the story of Bob.

For those that dont know Bob is a Devra shard in the Ingress story line. Specifically, its shard #31. 


Now much of this story is like other reports about shards.

We worked with +Michael Finley  and others that were in Quincy, Il. The shard had a great battle, but they were able to get it to us 1am Thursday morning.

+Sir David  +k treasures   and +Chet Nachtmann  were on site to help build a nice little nest for the shard to move around in so we had time to work out our next move.

+Jon Davis  , +Jason Frank  , +Holly Henry   and +Raven Nacht  were able to watch it at the 1pm checkpoint. Finally, at the 7pm checkpoint with additional help from +Jason Renfrow  and +Amanda Nachtmann  , the shard was moved.

However this where the story really takes a whole new meaning, and reminds me why I love to do this.

Our shard was linked from Missouri to Iowa. However, the link was thrown by the daughter of Chet and Amanda, named Lena.

Lena is blind. Obviously I dont know about every place in the world, but I have never heard of a blind person playing the game, let alone linking. Not to mention that she is very young, and also its a shard, so there was some added pressure. 

Chet and Amanda work with Lena on her iPad and Ingress is one fun way that they can teach her how to use technology in a world that is becoming such that you HAVE to use technology, but yet can also have fun doing it. They use braille on top of the outer case so she can know where to press. They have used apps and software that read things back on the screen. They have used hand in hand motion to show her where things are at on the screen

To give you some perspective (at the permission, and behest of Chet and Amanda), Lena and her sister were adopted from Ukraine 2 years ago. Struggling daily with these issues, +Ingress  has become a way for the girls to learn, and bond, with their parents.

Seeing all the congratulatory comm bombs from people across the country made Lena feel quite special.

The day ended with a fly over from the stealth bombers close by (totally planned) 


This game certainly has its flaws. Those of us that watch closely, see them all over. Its hard to go a while without reading something here and there...and many times they are right.


But where this games succeeds is the community it has the potential to build. 

+Kansas City Resistance - Ingress  has been so very lucky to have had such a great community for so long. We arent without our flaws, but its days like today that remind me of the great things a game like this can give us. 

A young blind girl was able to move a shard today. And now, thanks to many nice people, she feels very special. And our community came together, even in a small fashion, to allow it to happen. It also made for a moment that she and her family could have fun and she could just be a kid playing a game, and not have to think about everything else she deals with.

So next time you are bickering about why you dont have a farm, or why this portal didnt get destroyed, or any number of things that you may fight over, take a moment and remember the good it can do. Find a way to be good. Use the power of your community to help someone that has real needs. 

An additional thanks to +Andrew Buter  +James Skivers  +Kain Banford  and +.just d  for the intel.

Thanks to +David Dellsperger  for helping with keys. 

Thanks to +Jerry Heiselman +jenn ferson +Matt Urich +Aaron Vose and others.

+Linda Besh +Joe Philley +John Hanke +NIA Ops +Ingress 
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Anker designs are up!! Vote for your favorite faction design :)

http://www.ianker.com/ingress   #Anker   #Ankgress   #ingress  
20 aspiring designers from around the world submitted +Anker +Ingress external battery designs, and we would like to say THANK YOU for your inspiring work! Of the submitted designs, we're excited to announce that 6 meet our requirements and qualify for manufacture. Please choose your faction and ...
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Kraftwerk – Highly Innovative Portable Power Plant - Kraftwerk is pocket sized generator that runs on lighter gas and can charge a 1500 mAh battery 11 times. If you find yourself frequently running low on battery whilst away from a socket or on the move, this could be just the gadget for you. The post Kraftwerk – Highly Innovative Portable Power Plant appeared first on xda-developers. http://ow.ly/2Uoxdi
A totally new energy supply technology for mobile electronic devices. Efficient and remains independent from the power grid.
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Dooo Eet
 
So I have a special #Ingress request. My son, Agent @skycrafter will be 12, on January 8th. Many of our locals know him, and know of his love for collecting keys. Especially keys from all over the world. He's been brought keys to European Castles, Italy, Cabo, fun local keys, keys all over. Not particularly important places, but special to him. Skycrafter has Asperger Syndrome. A higher functioning form of Autism. Socializing is something he is currently trying to learn. He is also a collector. My little Key Master.

For his birthday I want to do something special. I'm asking agents all around the world. Find @Skycrafter a fun portal in ur town. Take a picture of you at that portal with a sign saying "Happy 12th Birthday Agent Skycrafter". Take a screenshot of the portal key. Email it to me at Jeanalouises@gmail.com, or G+ it to me. Maybe include a little note to him about the portal. I'm going to be printing out these images and putting them into plastic sheet covers and a binder. So for his birthday he will be getting a 'visual collection' of portal keys, and new friends all over the world!

I thank anyone who decides to participate in advance!

💚💙 Agent "JT" Jueliet

+Ingress+Ethan Lepouttre+Linda Besh+Matilde Tusberti+Joe Philley+John Hanke​
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Last Christmas:
Can we vote this song off the island now? Tremendously overplayed with lyrics that make little to no sense, making the protagonist of the song seem like some weak little whiny arse person child. It's not even really a Christmas song, as it's more a song of horrible events that just happened around Christmas.

"I gave you my heart" - Ok. So far, metaphorically sound.

"But the very next day you gave it away" - And that's not how that works. Unless it's not a metaphor, and you ripped out your heart and literally gave it to them. Then, you're dead and I shouldn't be hearing this crap. Unless I'm crazy and zombies, maybe?

"I'll give it to someone special" - So, you "gave" your heart to someone that you didn't think was special? Just like, "Hey... Here's a heart?" Then you're surprised that they gave it away? PERHAPS THEY DIDN'T WANT A HEART. Then, how did you get it back? Or are we back to the metaphor now?

"But if you kissed me now I know you'd fool me again" - You're pissed at this person, telling them your plans about how they don't get your returned used heart, but then telling them to your face that you'd get suckered into this now weird zombie cult emotionally abusive relationship again? GROW A PAIR, OR WHATEVER THE FEMALE EQUIVALENT PAIR IS depending on the singer of the song.

"Me, I guess I was a shoulder to cry on" - Now you're admitting the fact that you were just an emotional tampon. That's... pretty accurate.

"Ooh hoo, now I've found a real love
You'll never fool me again"

This is contrary to everything you have currently expressed. I'm certain I didn't pull "you'd fool me again" out of context. Also, it's now blatantly obvious that your current new so called relationship with real love isn't particularly healthy. You know, considering that you've made a song about this whole event. I'm sure your new significant other is completely a-ok with this.

"A man undercover but you tore him apart" - WTF is this line even about? Are you a crossdresser now?

"Who'll give me something in return" - So you want sex. This makes more sense now.
"Hold my heart and watch it burn" - NO NO NO, don't give it to her again. We've went over this. You're giving it to someone else.

So, to recap, ie TL;DR - WHAM! is the devil, hates puppies.

   
#christmas   #xmas   #overplayedsongsontheradio  
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For those of us who play Ingress
There's a conversation that does not impress
As to the speculation of a bearded man
And to which he claims as his clan

Some might argue he plays for the enlightened
Which leaves some people frightened
As they exclaim with much insistence
That he's obviously for the resistance

All I know is that he seems to enjoy
Something that serves to truly annoy
Santa keeps taking my guardian portal
Without even as much as a chortle.

He is neither green nor blue
For he plays for a different hue
He goes for the red then grey
Purposefully destroying my day

Well, I've got a surprise for the guy
I'm prepared for this annual flyby
While he leaves the northern pole
I'll gonna burn his farm down to coal…

#ingress   #ingressxmas  
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+Brandon Badger 
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