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Joe Avery (HakAtIt)
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Literally a drawing of mine from over a year ago. The idea: cases that add features to your phone. Due to the n5's weak loudspeaker, and my desires to add things like SD support, I wanted to make a case to add said mods.

Motorola has basically built every one of my ideas, from the laptop dock to the modular cases. The indestructible OLED motoX with tempered glass screen protector.

There is one, the next evaluation. Solid phone. The body will not open. There will not be buttons. It will be waterproof by design. It will be next to unbreakable due to the Plastic OLED display. And will be basically un serviceable.

As for power and volume, the fingerprint scanner will wake and turn off the phone. It's circuit will allow it to work with phone off, to act like a button. Swiping on it will adjust volume, similar to Hauwei's on the mate 8. 
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Anyone Going to buy a Chromebook Pixel C?
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Made ice cream sandwiches to go with tonight's movie!
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Same boat here. I keep a Linux box with a Windows VM, more secure to do browsing on chromeOS, then CRD into a Linux box for the other stuff I cannot do via Web (which is very little anymore).

 
I'll tell you one thing that irks me.  Many articles about Chrome OS and Chromebooks make it sound like only newbie computer users would choose a Chromebook.  I've been into computers and even worked in the industry though I don't now since 1982!  I'm expert in Windows, Linux, Mac, BSD.  Yet, my two main computers are a Chromebox and a Chromebook.  I sold a Macbook Pro to get my two current devices and had $200 left over.  I realized that about the only thing I was doing with that expensive Mac was opening Chrome and doing everything on the web.  I moved all my Music and other data to the Cloud back around 2012.  I can write docs, spreadsheets, and slide presentations very easily.  I can produce videos and edit photos very easily also!  ChromeOS was the conscious decision of a very seasoned computer user!!!!!!!!!! 
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How the rise of the machines starts
If you haven't yet seen it, Atlas, the humanoid robot is now untethered and trying to pick up boxes while some dude with a hockey stick messes with him. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rVlhMGQgDkY. When AI becomes advanced enough to realize what we do to them, they're going to go Terminator all over us.

Thanks +Aaron Honeycutt for this gif in Hangouts.
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This is very interesting. Thanks +Jason Hall​for the reshare.
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Added analytics to my website hakatit.com

Website is running on an Odroid-c2 from Hardkernel. Recently replacing my aging U2 setup. The U2 handled routing, gateway, WiFi AP, an OwnCloud instance and two websites for over three years with almost no issue at all. (Can see the setup in my wire closet under "websites")

New setup has a slightly different role, just hosting my personal site right now.

I was going to use a old tablet for the server, but getting a proper SSL certificate on there was going to be a pain as all the apps I looked at wanted to use bouncy castle, which I think creates a snake-oil (private signed) cert.

I'm considering a blog, maybe some other additions to the site. Hosting code and projects for sure. 
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YAS!
Glad I still have a n5 laying around.. going to have to give this a run!
The Maru operating system is now live for public consumption, providing a Debian Linux desktop experience for Nexus 5 owners when connected to a display.
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This took me about 5 minutes to figure out.

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Yes. It's a terrible design btw. Each button is 50/50. 12 buttons. At least one is going to be set. The number of combinations isn't great.

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What's the deal with "charging rapidly"?
I'm on N preview. My phone showed it once or twice when I first got it. I was using a micro to type C adapter in the car... Finally I got a tronsmart type C charger for the car, now even with the OEM charger I don't get " charging rapidly ".
I don't really care what they call it, my problem is this thing is taking hours to charge. Coming from a mxpe, this is horrible. 
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I'm getting 2.5A ATM acording to Amper. 
I'm pretty sure that Originally on N I saw Rapid Charging, This is part of why I was confused. 
I got the Car charger, and did a factory Reset the same day. 
I think we might find out that anyone still getting Rapidly Charging, Probably hasn't wiped since the OTA. 
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Definition of Hacker throughout the years
You know we've all seen the definition of hacking change throughout the years. It really is astounding that someone who updates a friends facebook status is considered a hacker these days. 
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Wondering if anyone has had this issue. Got marshmallow update (leaked). Few days into it, most everythibg working great, maybe a bug or two, carryovers from before at that.

Then on Sunday my backlight stopped working, second time this has happened. Fix is reboot.

On the second time Bluetooth stopped working. It says its on but will not show any devices.

Wondering if anyone has had this Bluetooth issue. 
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Hak a Day til I'm old and Grey
Introduction
I don't like you ;-)
But seriously, I don't!
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Highschool near dropout, College dropout, then college valedictorian for Bachlors and Associates degrees. Single Father of a mostly great kid.
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Pleasanton - Manteca - San Ramon
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Electronics. I break Stuff just to fix stuff. I own my own business.
Skills
Jack of all trades, master of some. Fast learner on many things. Self taught mostly. Self motivated mostly.
Employment
  • Avery Technologies
    Owner, 2008 - present
    I own it and clean the toilets... I do the field work, the in house repairs and the Help desk support. I'm always looking for new and better ways to do things for my customers. I believe the mobile industry is the future and I'm working to bring that in the stores. Still the Technologist.
  • Ames Audio
    Engineer, 2002 - 2004
    Known as the king of squeeze. I could get things where they didn't belong in a car. I was the technologist. I designed circuits to interface steering wheel controls that instead controlled the Air Ride or did something else. I also was the main installer and trouble shooter of the Alarm systems and electronics.
  • Cingular Wireless Llc
    Wharehouse Operations, 2001 - 2002
    I started out as a temp doing filing. Got hired on as a perm/temp to work in the warehouse. Later Politics took me out as I was thrown under the bus by those trying to climb the ladder. I was just trying to do my job. I was across the way from a stereo shop that my friend from Good Guys was doing work at. I turned in my papers that day.
  • Pacific Bell
    CO Technician, 1998 - 1999
    C.O. Technician. I ran jumpers from here to there. It was a little boring but a good job. I was too young to appreciate it.
  • GoogGuys
    Car Audio Installer, 1999 - 2000
    I came back to work under a friend who I met the first time. I was the most knowledgeable installer there. Installer
  • Bestbuy.com Llc
    Car Audio Installer, 2000 - 2001
    Yes he won me over. He was a well known installer and offered a lot to learn. BestBuy was good. But the lack of custom work left something to be desired. Just an Installer
  • GoodGuys
    Car Audio Installer, 2001 - 2001
    I was hired based off a few photos of things I had done. The Manager then quit for BestBuy a week later, taking the staff with him. All but one. I had to run the show for the next two weeks. I proved my stuff. He came recruiting me soon after. Installer, Lead for some time.
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