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This is almost easier than EasyMac!
Even those completely unskilled in the kitchen can manage to successfully boil a pot of water and make pasta. But Barilla doesn't want to stop there, it wants even those who can barely differentiate between a stove and a fridge to be able to make spaghetti, and so has created a new line of pastas called Pronto that don't even require you to boil water.
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Sometimes I'm really happy when a post or comment of mine gets +1ed a lot, and then I remember that in the end those plusses do nothing for me. Some kind of achievement system would be neat to have here. Probably not an xbox style "Acheivement unlocked" thing, but maybe more like your h-index (h of your posts are at least +h) put on your about tab or something. It'd be a nice measure of engagement without encouraging spam for the sake of getting
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+Dirk DiGiorgio-Haag +Akos Czikmantory This might be up your alley.
MediaSessionCompat extends support from API 21+ to API 14+
One improvement not mentioned in the revision 22 of the Android Support Library is on MediaSessionCompat: the class that makes it easier to build a better Media experience across all API levels.

Previously, MediaSessionCompat was a simple wrapper around the new MediaSession API added in Lollipop, saving you the need to API check every call but not helping so much in supporting older versions of Android. This release, having looked at the source code [1], also adds support for RemoteControlClient - the API needed to build great media experiences (such as lock screen controls) on API 14-20 devices!

This looks like it'll make MediaSession much easier to work with while keeping your existing media player working nicely. In fact, this now encapsulates much of the logic you needed to do yourself, potentially meaning you can now strip out a vast majority of the version specific code and build something that looks and acts perfectly on all devices.

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I assume +Kirill Grouchnikov is behind this
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New Chromebook Pixel! It's exactly what I'd want in a refresh of the Pixel and then some. I ordered the i7 model.
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People assume that git is a strict progression of commit after commit, but actually — from a non-linear, non-subjective viewpoint — it's more like a big ball of wibbly-wobbly... commity-witty... stuff.
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