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I have a new Nexus 7 (2013) (which I bought during Christmas) and recently I've had issues with the touchscreen. Last week the touch was really buggy, so tried the ts fixes from the XDA developer forum  which made things a little better. However, a few days ago the screen became completely unresponsive to my touch. I tried powering it on and off but to no avail. I then flashed it to see if that would do the trick, but still no luck. I've also tried using it without the cover and still no difference. It's currently stuck at the Welcome screen and I can't do anyhing on the tablet argh! Any ideas of what could have caused this and any solutions? Please help.
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+Garrett Cooney the nexus 7 2013 does have problems with random reboots and phantom touches. Someone suggested me to switch off the location service to solve the problem of random reboots. I am doing so and haven't had a reboot in last 10 hours ( i have been using the tab whole day). You can try too in case it helps.
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No snow but it's bloody freezing today.
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The real Lone Ranger
 
And now you know...

The real “Lone Ranger,” it turns out, was an African American man named Bass Reeves, who the legend was based upon. Perhaps not surprisingly, many aspects of his life were written out of the story, including his ethnicity. The basics remained the same: a lawman hunting bad guys, accompanied by a Native American, riding on a white horse, and with a silver trademark.

Historians of the American West have also, until recently, ignored the fact that this man was African American, a free black man who headed West to find himself less subject to the racist structure of the established Eastern and Southern states.

While historians have largely overlooked Reeves, there have been a few notable works on him. Vaunda Michaux Nelson’s book, Bad News for Outlaws: The Remarkable Life of Bass Reeves, Deputy U.S. Marshal, won the 2010 Coretta Scott King Award for best author. Arthur Burton released an overview of the man’s life a few years ago. Black Gun, Silver Star: The Life and Legend of Frontier Marshal Bass Reeves recounts that Reeves was born into a life of slavery in 1838. His slave-keeper brought him along as another personal servant when he went off to fight with the Confederate Army, during the Civil War.

Reeves took the chaos that ensued during the war to escape for freedom, after beating his “master” within an inch of his life, or according to some sources, to death. Perhaps the most intruiging thing about this escape was that Reeves only beat his enslaver after the latter lost sorely at a game of cards with Reeves and attacked him.

After successfully defending himself from this attack, he knew that there was no way he would be allowed to live if he stuck around.

Reeves fled to the then Indian Territory of today’s Oklahoma and lived harmoniously among the Seminole and Creek Nations of Native American Indians.

After the Civil War finally concluded, he married and eventually fathered ten children, making his living as a Deputy U.S. Marshall in Arkansas and the Indian Territory. If this surprises you, it should, as Reeves was the first African American to ever hold such a position.

Burton explains that it was at this point that the Lone Ranger story comes in to play. Reeves was described as a “master of disguises”. He used these disguises to track down wanted criminals, even adopting similar ways of dressing and mannerisms to meet and fit in with the fugitives, in order to identify them.

Reeves kept and gave out silver coins as a personal trademark of sorts, just like the Lone Ranger’s silver bullets. Of course, the recent Disney adaptation of the Lone Ranger devised a clever and meaningful explanation for the silver bullets in the classic tales. For the new Lone Ranger, the purposes was to not wantonly expend ammunition and in so doing devalue human life. But in the original series, there was never an explanation given, as this was simply something originally adapted from Reeves’ personal life and trademarking of himself. For Reeves, it had a very different meaning, he would give out the valuable coins to ingratiate himself to the people wherever he found himself working, collecting bounties. In this way, a visit from the real “Lone Ranger” meant only good fortune for the town: a criminal off the street and perhaps a lucky silver coin.

Like the Lone Ranger, Reeves was also expert crack shot with a gun. According to legend, shooting competitions had an informal ban on allowing him to enter. Like the Lone Ranger, Reeves rode a white horse throughout almost all of his career, at one point riding a light grey one as well.

Like the famed Lone Ranger legend Reeves had his own close friend like Tonto. Reeves’ companion was a Native American posse man and tracker who he often rode with, when he was out capturing bad guys. In all, there were close to 3000 of such criminals they apprehended, making them a legendary duo in many regions.

The final proof that this legend of Bass Reeves directly inspired into the story of the Lone Ranger can be found in the fact that a large number of those criminals were sent to federal prison in Detroit. The Lone Ranger radio show originated and was broadcast to the public in 1933 on WXYZ in Detroit where the legend of Reeves was famous only two years earlier.

Of course, WXYZ and the later TV and movie adaptions weren’t about to make the Lone Ranger an African American who began his career by beating a slave-keeper to death. But now you know. Spread the word and let people know the real legend of the Lone Ranger.
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Today is the 50th anniversary of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s speech "I Have a Dream", delivered to over 200,000 people participating in a peaceful civil rights rally in Washington, D.C. http://goo.gl/vSCBGI
#onthisday   #historicmoment   #civilrights   #history  
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Hi folks! Could someone please be so kind to recommend me the best password manager for my N7 2013? I've used Lastpass on my laptop in the past, however I've seen that the Android app isn't all that. Any alternatives?  
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Take a look at PassWdSafe. See pwsafe.org & Google Play. Can use/sync with cloud drives. Also has a PC version.
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Hi, any Niçois peeps here? Thinking of planning a holiday there in January. Any tips for fun activities and the most interesting places that would be on offer? 
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Hey guys! Hoping to get my Nexus 7 next month. Just curious.....what are some of the best apps to install on it? Any help would be much appreciated.
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+Ryan Aspinall Is Feedly better than Flipboard?
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I'm Jamaican but currently studying Dentistry in Russia. I'm a lover of music, movies, books, travel, sports (especially football (soccer)) and meeting new people.
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