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Joshua Fogg
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Can we talk for a moment about how damn expensive the Google Pixel phones are compared to their Nexus predecessors? Have I missed something?

(those are the RRPs of the 32GB model of each phone)
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Thoughts on stickers on laptops?
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Finally got around to finding the dual column setting +Uri Herrera mentioned in his last post. Much better :)
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While the new +Google+ interface is a lot smoother, it's an A+ example of why developing mobile first hurts desktop. Seeing way less content than I did with the classic interface, and a lot more clicks/scrolls to get anywhere.
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I was sceptical about tablets and touch computing generally, but I was so wrong. In the 3 years since I got my nexus 10 they've quickly become the device I do almost everything on. And that's everything, from gaming to work to reading to TV. Just everything.

Over the few months or so my 10 has started flagging a bit. It takes 8 hrs to charge for 5 hrs of use, overheats, and sometimes even has random seizures where it just flashes and then switches off. I was hoping the nexus 9 would be its replacement but in the end just didn't match up.

After a string of similar disappointments, and then the announcements of the mighty iPad Pro with its split-pane multitasking I even thought I might switch to iOS. I only actually tuned into the Google press event today because I happened to have a bit of time to wait before tea.

I'm so glad I did because I'm fairly certain that the Pixel C will be my next computer. Sucess \O/
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It's been a lot of work but finally finished compiling the results for the 2015 /r/unixporn survey. Nice to see Numix doing so well, Flattr getting the usage it deserves, Faenza slowly dying, and Paper so quickly joining the ranks up high. Disappointed to see such low interest in Ozon, but I guess you can't win everything :)

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There are quite a few people on Google+ who I know might be interested in the results so I'm posting it here and tagging relevant people. Sorry if you didn't want it!
+Georgi Karavasilev +Satyajit Sahoo +Joern Konopka +Paolo Rotolo +Uri Herrera +Daniel Foré +elementary +Sam Hewitt +Aporva Varshney +Alin Andrei +David Bailey +Dustin Falgout +Arch Linux +Linux Mint +Ubuntu +Debian +Fedora Project +Clement Lefebvre 
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Can we recognise for a second how shockingly bad the material design 'M' Google have taken to using is? They use it in both the material design blog and in the Android M developer preview and it's just terrible.
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What the hell is this smile +Google and why is it the default for ":)" as oppose to the far superior one that preceded it? It's a different shape to the rest, has different line thickness to the rest, and just looks bad. Get your damn shit together.
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I just ran apt-get update natively on a phone. I'm also writing this from a half-native half-web app which is a new experience. Exciting times!

After I've got over of the shock that there isn't a native email client I'll most likely post a bit more about my experience with Ubuntu Touch.
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