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Ok, +Niantic Project​, what are you playing at?
I spent the day in Cardiff attacking, deploying, defending. Now all of a sudden all my hacks return "no items acquired", attempts to deploy are ignored, and I can't even pick up items from the ground.
Give me my game back!
Not happy. 
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+Vikus MacGar+NIA Ops+Ingress+Niantic Project​ I can hack to, no Ap, no items, just sometimes give me glyph hack, I can't recharge, I keeping one portal for medal to long and now its gone :( Can't deployed resonators and can't capture portals, I have 40.portals in my neighborhood can't do anything, can't fire xmp results it's 1% dmg for any xmp lvl and portal... 
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I just got my sixth 'enlightened' badge on StackOverflow. Just aswell they don't do a 'resistance' badge.
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It looks really nice, but the big question will be where they pitch the price and with their videos stressing the craftmanship I expect they want to go for premium luxury pricing.
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Oslo to London. Day 3
This road trip malarkey is ridiculous isn't it? 
We've driven close to a 1,000 miles now, stayed in different hotels each night, had lunch in some not so wonderful eateries and some fabulous ones.
Today we stopped and used the superchargers at a truly massive garden centre at Emsbüren near the German Dutch border. It was full of lovely Germans buying plants.
While the Supercharger did its work we had a lovely lunch at the Gartenwelt bistro, with free wifi and a lovely smell of flowers.
Here's a breakdown of the 'fuel' costs from Oslo to Belgium so far.
€5.50. 
That's what we paid last night at the hotel to charge the Tesla to 100% overnight. €5.50 is £4.46p.
That's how much it's cost us to drive 1,000 miles.
Tonight we are using a free charger at the hotel which will get us to the Maidstone supercharger in the morning so £4.46p is our total fuel cost.
Bonkers.
Also worth mentioning that our current calculation is that 80%+ of the electricity we've used on the trip is from renewable sources. 
The picture shows the source of power that is currently charging the car. 
When I put together the Fully Charged episode about this I will also do a breakdown of the energy the car used and do a cost comparison (if we had paid the standard tariff for kWh) with driving an equivalent size and cost fossil burner, namely a BMW 7 series, and Audi A8 or a Mercedes S class.
Today we drove at a very gentle pace, still covered a great distance and greatly reducing our watt hours per Kilometre reading.
Only once did I floor it to catch up with a BMW i8 that overtook us in Holland. 
The driver turned off at the next exit so it was a very brief moment of high speed.
Anyway, nearly home and it's been a blast.
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It seems a shame to do this trip in winter and to do such long daily mileage.  Can't help thinking of all those superb places they dashed past!

There was a time when Norway was very accessible from Newcastle (?) and it would have made an excellent EV destination.  Unfortunately, its its now too much hassle.  
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Interesting how much difference a cable makes when charging a phone. I just installed an app called Ampere that measures the current charging on my phone.

The cable and charger I was using was charging at 200-250mA, I switched to another charger and it went up to 500mA. Then I switched to the cable that came with my new Anker and it jumped up to 900mA plus. Switched back to the original charger, still over 900mA. Fortunately along with the batteries we also bought some spare Anker cables, tried one of them and that also gives 900mA.

Tried the hotel in-room usb charger: 800mA.

Tried the Anker battery with the supplied cable 150mA. :-( Pushed the cable fully home, 900mA.

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BlackBerry cables are good too, test them

Generally higher gauge cables carry more current
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Camera-phone doesn't manage to show the partially eclipsed sun directly as it's still too bright through the clouds, but not bright enough to project through a pinhole.

+Judy Booth's work on the other hand had a telescope projecting on a screen.
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It is bright and sunny here now. Spring or something.
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...and now I'm in floods of tears...
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Blue llama and gold llama.
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does it depend on what light you look at it in?
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First world problems: when you've bricked your laptop so there's no way to turn it off (even long press power does nothing), and the fan is running full blast, and it's a sealed unit so no way to remove the battery. What do you do?

My solution is to go and work from home, but not sure my colleagues are entirely appreciative that I left the noisy laptop on the desk at work.
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Windows only allows a certain percentage of new/upgraded parts before it considers it a new computer...mb would make every component seem new...
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    Computer Science, 1980 - 1983
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At €33 for a 4 course set menu with aperitif, wine and coffee you can't go far wrong. Starter options include 6 oysters, mains included steak (nicely a point), and grilled salmon which could have been cooked a bit less but still tasted good with a pesto sauce. Then a couple of bits of cheese with a small salad and finally for dessert we both had isles flottant. Service was very fast, almost too fast when we finished the oysters and they cleared the finger bowls within seconds. Nice decor with lots of lights and lots of mirrors.
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