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Jarrett Kaufman (TurboFool)
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Really bang-up job there, Samsung. Declining a feature that's not vital to the system's functionality shouldn't be this hard.

+Android Police should take interest in this.
 
My life with a Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge. Attempting to watch an interesting video...
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Woke up with the chorus to this in my head, yet the song isn't that familiar once I tracked it down and played the whole thing. But I love the hell out of it.
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Just bit the bullet and ordered my Nexus 6. Was supposed to arrive before my birthday on Sunday, but T-Mobile accidentally shipped it Ground instead, so it'll get here next week.

Anyway, I'm going to need a new car mount, because I understand that my awesome iMagnet mount that works so perfectly for my 5 won't work with the 6. sigh

So I'm trying to get feedback from actual owners on what mounts they're really happy with. I've got a couple in mind, but I'm hoping to maybe learn about something new.

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- Fast, easy mount/unmount. While I do avoid texting while driving, there are times I need to quickly grab it to do something GPS or music-related. But most of the time it stays mounted while being used.
- Dashboard sticky suction cup mounting. California's laws regarding windshield mounts are really iffy, so I avoid them, plus I don't need a giant phone taking up that much windshield space and being further from me. I have a smooth plastic disc from an old mount stuck to my dashboard that combined with the newer sticky suction cups holds it perfectly.
- Length/flexibility. I'd prefer one that sticks out a decent distance, and preferably allows me to actually bring the arm down over the front of the dashboard a bit. My AC doesn't work, and I've found the sun heats my phone up enough to kill charging at times. Having something I can angle down out of the sun more, and in front of the fan vent, would help. This one's less a need than a want, as my current mount can't do it. But I've seen some like the iOttie Flex 3 that do, although that one won't fit a 6.
- Accessibility to the charging port.

That's about it. While I'd love wireless charging, it's not realistic, as I use GPS and music while I'm driving, which is more of a drain than wireless chargers can fill.

So, what do you have and love? Or, alternately, what have you used and hate?
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If you're more cautious you can affix it to any hanging clip or hook. I have a hook too which I attach it to perfectly.
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For years now I've paid $120/yr for a web host. I love the company (Dreamhost) and service, but my needs are are far more minimal than they ever were before. I'm no longer self-hosting my blog, TOMBC's been moved to another host, and I'm mostly hosting a few legacy placeholder pages that forward to more current information, and IAmAMotherFuckingSorcerer.com for fun.

The bill is due again, and I'd like to move on if I can. Anyone have some ideas on the cheapest solution for hosting a few very basic, very low-traffic sites so I can stop paying this annual cost until I have a good reason to again?
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Moto 360 Lollipop update finally inbound! Just need to charge it first. :(
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I really do like the +Google Now feature where it tells you about upcoming concerts for people you like. But perhaps it could do so for me when tickets are still available for sale instead of the day of the concert. As it is now, it's only good for making me feel bad about my life.
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I laughed out loud at Hawkeye.
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+Jong King This is all a joke. They mashed up clips from other shows to make something that looked like it existed from that time.
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God, it took you long enough. +Hannah Kaplan. It's almost like you never use Google+, just like everybody else doesn't, sob.

I'm lonely. :(
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I actually fully believe that.
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Hey, look, my filthy face appears at the end of this video! Oh, also, the video's really fantastic and informative.
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Does anyone know if the +Plex app for Android TV can do DTS pass-through, or really any sort of audio pass-through? I have a great new receiver that handles everything, and I currently have a RasPlex that passes the audio through without trouble. I'm considering moving to Android TV to replace my RasPlex and Chromecast, but I'm worried I'll be stepping down in functionality if I do.
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Considering moving my old WordPress blog, which I don't write for anymore, to Tumblr, which I rarely write for. Opinions?
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+Shane Brady Yeah, I use my own server currently, which I like to have for various reasons, but just can't see a good reason to host my blog there much longer. Reviewing options for automating my process, but I may actually choose to manually bring things over in an effort to cull as I go.
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Culver City, CA
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Granada Hills, CA - Santa Clarita, CA - Van Nuys, CA
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I'm a skeptical geeky actor who talks. A lot.
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I'm a geek, an actor, a skeptic, a gamer, twisted, an avid reader, sapiosexual, an atheist, and easily distracted. This is all, quite clearly, the least of what it takes to describe me, though. Get to know me.
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I'm the co-creator of The Odds Must Be Crazy, and I play Timmy on Mr. Deity.
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Actor, IT professional, geek
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  • SOMOS Technology
    Technology Specialist, 2012 - present
  • Independent Investigations Group - Los Angeles
    Member, 2009 - present
  • Independent Investigations Group - Los Angeles
    Steering Member, 2010 - 2012
  • The Chip, Inc.
    Technology Specialist, 2009 - 2012
  • Epson
    Weekend Warrior, 2002 - 2009
  • Axiom Partners
    IT Professional, 2008 - 2009
  • Destination Software, Inc.
    Game Producer, 2001 - 2003
  • Target Corporation
    Cameras and Sound Slave, 2000 - 2001
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Fantastic café . Has a feel that's sorely lacking in LA. Eclectic, live music, nicely styled, books to read, inventive sitting, and killer food. The mac and cheese pot pie is spectacular, their quiches rock, and their pies maintain the reputation one would hope from the name. One of my favorite places.
Public - a year ago
reviewed a year ago
Fantastic food, with a good staff. We nearly always do takeout, but when we do the phone staff and those who give us our food and make sure we're happy with it are always friendly and attentive. We used to have issues with errors in the order, but those seem to have been resolved with time, and the experience there has been nothing but top-notch more recently. Definitely highly recommended.
Public - a year ago
reviewed a year ago
Important: I used only their installation services; I did not buy a stereo from them. I purchased my stereo at the local Best Buy, price-matched against an online deal, and they were out of stock of the mounting kits for my car. That was fine, as I knew in the back of my mind going to Best Buy for install services isn't the best idea. The guy recommended I check out Pacific Stereo if I wanted it done sooner than it would take to get the parts in. I called them up, and he suggested I come by so he could see specifically what I would need before giving me a quote. When I got there he met me right at the door, glanced at the car, and rattled off a list of components I'd need, totaled it on a calculator, and with service and tax it came to just over $100. He asked if I was paying cash, I was, and he dropped it to $90. That was $10 more than Best Buy was going to charge for installation alone, without parts. I asked him how long it would take, and was told 30-45 minutes. I was sold. 45 minutes later I returned, was handed my keys, and was out the door. The installation was flawless, with no sign of intrusion to the panel, flush, clean install, etc. I went through the instructions and was surprised to find that the Bluetooth functionality uses and includes a microphone. I got a sinking feeling as I realized that hadn't been discussed when he looked at the car and kit, and I saw no sign of it anywhere on the dashboard. I finally resigned myself to figuring it had been skipped over, and realizing I hadn't planned on having it anyway. Then I looked up. Nestled behind my rear-view mirror, run from beneath the ceiling upholstery, was the microphone, perfectly installed with, again, no sign of intrusion or damage. What a great surprise. I can't speak to what it's like to shop here for a stereo, and whether at least one other review about them cheating on a purchase is true, but for my straight-up installation, these guys were fantastic. Highly recommended.
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Public - a year ago
reviewed a year ago
Always fresh, always tasty. Chipotle is always at the upper end of fast food and this location is right in line. However, it's VERY chilly here. The air vents are on high and virtually no table isn't directly in their path. Gets uncomfortable sometimes, and napkins tend to blow away.
Food: Very GoodDecor: Very GoodService: Very Good
Public - 2 years ago
reviewed 2 years ago
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Great food, insanely good garlic knots they don't stop shoveling at you, and huge portions.
Public - a year ago
reviewed a year ago
Good food, acceptable prices. Somewhere in the realm of Jersey Mike's in pricing, but a bit fancier in styling. They focus on having slaw in pretty much all of their specialty sandwiches, and most stand out as pretty tasty.
Public - 2 years ago
reviewed 2 years ago