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This Note 3 is now my second Samsung that exhibits same kind of behavior at two years of age: It gets gradually slower and slower and factory resets don't fix it. It develops trouble connecting to Bluetooth devices and in the end stops seeing most of them at all. The storage speed is fine and amount of free RAM doesn't seem to explain it. The previous one having similar issues was S2.
So, I've been playing around with it and tried different approaches:
1) On Note 3 with Samsung firmware the lag is tolerable after a factory reset, but it doesn't see Bluetooth devices. Heart rate meter, Beddit sensor and VIVE base stations all show on Bluetooth scan with Nexus 7 tablet but none show on Note 3.
2) On the same Note 3 with Cyanogenmod the lag is intolerable especially in games, it stutters and freezes for seconds, works for some some seconds, stutters again etc. Reboots don't help and factory reset neither. But here the Bluetooth works fine. All the devices mentioned above show without problems.
So it seems like I can pick only one of the two: either I can use the phone to track sports and sleep or I can use it for general purpose like social media, browsing and games but not both at the same time.
It's a bit bizarre - how can a Bluetooth operation be so heavily dependent on software? And why would Samsung stock firmware be worse on using Samsung hardware Bluetooth than Cyanogenmod?
For some silly reason SteamVR games use the default sound device and then there's a setting where the SteamVR can change the default when it starts and change again when it exits. The right way to do this would be to just let user define that a certain device is always used for VR games, period. No need to change the default audio device for non-VR apps.
Another, related, source of annoyance is that you can't reboot the headset or SteamVR without taking the headset off. Considering reboot is the easiest way to fix, say, the missing sounds, this should be a no-brainer. In general, all the settings you'd want to touch during a VR experience are accessible only outside the VR. The whole SteamVR Settings menu should be available as is inside the VR.
When using eyeglasses putting helmet on and off is a multi-stage process involving removing grease and calibrating the position, so having to do it several times almost every time you use it at all is crappy design.
> Just hours after Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan threatened to "root out" Twitter, graffiti has been popping up around Istanbul with two IP addresses anyone can use to circumvent the government's ban. The two numbers — 18.104.22.168. and 22.214.171.124. — refer to Google's Public DNS, which can be easily utilized to maintain access to Twitter.
"Ministeri Tiilikainen huomauttaa, että Suomen pellot käyvät erityisen hyvin rehuheinän tuotantoon, minkä vuoksi karjan kasvatus on täällä luontevaa."
Ministeri puhuu vähän niinku aidanseipäistä... Tässä olisi ollut ministerillä hyvä paikka tehdä PR:ää yhdelle kovasti nousussa olevista suomalaisista keksinnöistä. Mutta ei. Ei kepulainen voi puffata vientituotetta jos se on liian uusi keksintö.
> If you dig deeper and talk to the people who were actually involved, though, what emerges is a frustrating, occasionally bizarre story of scientific dysfunction. And while this is by no means one of the biggest errors to have made its way into the social-science literature, it’s a useful cautionary tale in what happens when the norms social scientists are frantically trying to establish — replicability, openness, and data-sharing — are ignored. [...]
> Hatemi, whose primary research interest is in how political ideology intersects with biology and genetics, was informed three years earlier, in July of 2012, of exactly what he and his colleagues had gotten wrong. That was when Colin DeYoung, a University of Minnesota personality psychologist, wrote him an email on behalf of DeYoung’s then-grad student, Ludeke, who had discovered the errors (Ludeke now works at the University of Southern Denmark). Emails provided to Science of Us, and conversations with all four researchers, show that in addition to suggesting to Hatemi and later Verhulst exactly what they had gotten wrong, DeYoung and Ludeke repeatedly asked for the raw data that would have allowed them to definitively demonstrate the error — and were repeatedly rebuffed in their attempts to attain it (Hatemi and Verhulst tell a different version of the data-sharing side of the story, which we’ll get to). After being informed of their error, Verhulst and Hatemi proceeded to publish still another paper containing that error, in PLOS One in 2015 — despite the fact that Ludeke, in the course of anonymously reviewing the manuscript that would become that paper, pointed it out once again.
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