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Kenny Strawn
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N- Ideas (Names, Logos, ..)  - 
 
Almost laughable what some of the #NameAndroidN suggestions out there are… this is just one of many I managed to find lurking in the wild.
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▶ Breaking News  - 
 
Normally Google would put a feature behind a flag first, then enable it by default later on. This commit suggests that, with the ARC Play Store, Google is actually doing the opposite: creating a flag that is enabled by default, for a person administrating a managed (enterprise) account to disable it if he or she wants to. Exciting to say the least.
Create Flag for disabling ARC for enterprise users Kill-switch in case we need to delay the feature. BUG=b/28396257 Review-Url: https://codereview.chromium.org/1988763002 Cr-Commit-Position: refs/heads/master@{#394522}. chrome/browser/chromeos/arc/arc_auth_service.cc[diff] ...
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Shown within this code commit is some even more exciting language: it seems that the Play Store icon will trigger the opt-in, which suggests that the Play Store will in fact be in the Ash launcher by default. Will be waiting for this afternoon's Canary build…
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Google I/O Extended  - 
 
For those who would rather Chromecast the I/O keynote than watch it on a VR headset
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Apologetics Content  - 
 
If anyone accuses me of being a "blind" believer, this is my response. +Sean McDowell​ gets the credit for teaching me this method in person at my church in March of 2015.
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"Blind unbelief is just as irrational as blind belief."

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Since I know that the problem of evil has indeed been an objection raised in this community before, here's one of +Sean McDowell​'s speeches on the matter. He does definitely have a point regarding compassion and empathy: many people raise this objection because of personal encounters with evil in their lives… the irony, however, is that relativism and this objection are mutually exclusive.
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▶ Tips and Tutorials  - 
 
While "update_engine_client --watch_for_updates" does indeed work, my method of update checking is a bit more… rapid.
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Still waiting on the Canary build that brings the Play Store-related commits with it — when it does arrive, however, it'll be time for a hands-on.
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Yes, but it still requires dev mode unfortunately.
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Preview 3 feature that is a game-changer to say the least: paginated folders!
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I can't remember if it was a Google app update or launcher update. I think it was a Google app update did it
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▶ Rumor Discussion  - 
 
Well they didn't demo it at I/O (yet), but they did push this commit…
arc: Make Play Store item persistance in shelf. This also shares item with OptIn UI. BUG=b/28485354 TEST=Manually on device. Play Store icon exists always on shelf. when Arc is not OptedIn, clicking this icon opens OptIn UI and this shelf icon behaives as ordinal Platform app.
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Hope they push these changes in the next week to beta, can't wait to play FF6 on my pixel :-) 
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▶ Rumor Discussion  - 
 
This file was just added. It clearly is all about some final test sequence before opening the floodgates… not surprising for the day before I/O.
Copyright 2016 The Chromium Authors. All rights reserved. // Use of this source code is governed by a BSD-style license that can be. // found in the LICENSE file. #include . #include . #include "base/command_line.h". #include "base/files/file_path.h" ...
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Doesn't look like they will feature it in the keynote. Bummer.
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Just installed this. Have to say, I'm impressed to say the least…
The Cross Examined App features inspiring content from author and apologist...
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Will check it out! Thanks! 
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Education
  • Saddleback College
    Applications development, 2013 - present
  • El Toro High School
    HS Certificate of Completion, 2009 - 2011
  • Mira Monte Indep. Studies
    HS diploma, 2012 - 2012
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Saddleback College app developer/Christian apologist in training (est. 1993)... who also LOVES to study effects of ocean (ENSO) on climate
Introduction
Hello, my name is Kenny Strawn, was born on April 14, 1993, live in Mission Viejo, CA, and am currently a student at Saddleback College studying... you guessed it... software development, particularly for smartphones, tablets, and Chromebooks. Have gone through three Chromebooks so far: started with a Cr-48 back in early 2011 that had a loose SATA cable to the SSD, then went on to an Acer AC700-1099 that was very fast and amazing at first, but soon became a severe underperformer, and now I'm rocking an Acer C720-2802 and loving it.

Since I have been so busy splitting time lately between Google+ and other social networks, it's been a long time since I last updated this. And since most of the content in here is ridiculously out of date (in fact, some of it even carried over from (!) Buzz), I figured this entire section deserves a complete rewrite.

I'm obviously kind of a rare mix of political positions here. There's millions of so-called "Christians" in the United States, sure... but what they practice is obviously not what they preach; in fact, the greedy billionaire Republicans in particular are in many ways completely contradicting themselves by being greedy and yet calling themselves Christians at the same time (Matthew 6:24). Likewise, there are others who do many things that are biblically correct on the financial and humility front, yet at the same time are pro-gay, pro-abortion Atheists. I, fortunately, see fault in BOTH of these positions, which is why I ended up voting for Gary Johnson (on his third-party ticket) in the 2012 election, since the choice between Obama and Romney in this case was a choice between a pro-gay, pro-abortion hypocrite and a pro-greed, pro-denialism hypocrite.

Another thing that sets me apart is that I also see that in many ways science and (wait, my pastor cringes at the word) religion are by no means one-against the other, and such relics as the Shroud of Turin (remember Ray Downing's awesome spectacle?) and many references to forensically accurate astronomical phenomena (round Earth, Earth revolves around the Sun... you know, the basic stuff that back in those days scientists frowned upon) in scripture only seem to reinforce what we know about science in general, which, along with how overplayed the evidence for Darwinism really is, is why being a software development student hasn't stopped me from continuing to be a (as anyone else would call me) Jesus-freak at the same time.

Back to the politics bit, since verses like Luke 6:24-26, 1 Timothy 6:10, and Matthew 6:24 all seem to condemn greed, they also condemn (in the modern era) the patent trolling and pervasive license restrictions that software vendors like Apple and Microsoft use to lock down their products and stifle others... but then again, I also know that HTC, Samsung, and LG can in the case of their proprietary forks of Android that they install on non-Nexus devices be just as foul as Apple when it comes to openness (locked bootloaders? Really?), which made me, back in December 2012, settle for an iPhone 4S (which was $99 with the 5 already out) instead of going for another AT&T Android device, since I am much happier with an up-to-date proprietary fork of Darwin (iOS 7) than I ever would be with an out-of-date (by several versions, at least) proprietary fork of Android.

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None. If there's any joy in my life, Jesus is the one who made it happen; therefore, He's the one that deserves the credit (see Ephesians 2:8-9).
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Student in mobile software and Web development at Saddleback College in Mission Viejo, CA
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  • Green Thumb International
    Nursery attendant, 2013 - 2015
    Resumed the 2010-11 job in August 2013, only for a barrage of drought layoffs to commence in February 2015
  • Green Thumb International
    Nursery attendant, 2010 - 2011
  • Nike, Inc.
    Warehouse upkeeper, 2012 - 2012
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Seriously, I have absolutely no idea what the two negative review-less scores are about. The baristas are extremely friendly. The frappuccinos, refreshers, hot chocolate, lattes, and other drinks (with the exception of black coffee, which is *always* bitter and therefore horrible-tasting no matter where you go) are *all* beyond incredible. The various pastries are all delectable, and the atmosphere? Well, let's just say it's not only good for studying, socializing, and using my Chromebook (which, by the way, there's also free Wi-Fi), but also feels just like home (i.e. an old house) for some people. For someone to have the nerve to post negative (1/3) scores sans reviews on this place (at least with a review, people can actually explain WHY they feel so bad) is absurd.
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Food: ExcellentDecor: ExcellentService: Excellent
Public - 2 years ago
reviewed 2 years ago
It's a grocery store. Don't mislabel it as an ATM location, please! Thanks...
Public - 2 years ago
reviewed 2 years ago
Simply put, despite how little I get here, what I have gotten (after having gone here multiple times, at least 50 or more, with my family since I was at least 2 or 3 years old) at this amazing Chinese restaurant has overall been nothing short of outstanding. The orange chicken is completely off the chart. The various soups are all total delicacies. The rice is cooked to just the right consistency -- not to hard, not too soft. The drink selection is beyond incredible. Even the appetizer chow mein noodles, when dipped in the right sauces, are transformed into pure awesomeness. The decorative murals that take up entire walls, *real* (in contrast to silk in some other restaurants) houseplants, bright white tablecloths, and off-the-chart plating make up the decor section of the review (which is absolutely outstanding). And, finally, of the countless times I've been here, there wasn't one incident where my family was treated with poor service. Not one! The servers are always friendly, always reliable (I haven't encountered one instance of an order misinterpretation), and always quick to deliver soups, salads, appetizers, and meals. After reading other reviews, I seriously feel somewhat bad for the others who don't feel so fortunate. That doesn't usually happen, and it certainly didn't happen for me one bit. And for those of you "low salt" naysayers: Last I checked, Chinese food (at least Sichuan, along with Thai and other cuisines) is supposed to be sweet and spicy, but NOT salty. And in those areas especially, the restaurant is absolutely outstanding.
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Food: ExcellentDecor: ExcellentService: Excellent
Public - 3 years ago
reviewed 3 years ago
Back in June (8-11 to be specific), I stayed, ate, and rode back and forth to Mammoth from this very resort as part of a church retreat. I must admit, everything about this place was over the top. Food was excellent, the room I stayed in (although the beds were old) was of very good quality, and for the money, you get a much better deal by staying in Tom's Place and commuting to Mammoth than by staying in Mammoth Lakes and having to pay about 3x as much for lodging.
Quality: ExcellentFacilities: ExcellentService: Excellent
Public - 3 years ago
reviewed 3 years ago
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Technical support is through the roof. Whether it's a device defect or (if you have AppleCare+ coverage) a cracked screen, it won't just be fixed but replaced with a new device, and that's what makes it awesome. To be fair, open source software, like Android, tends to have trade-offs associated with it when it comes to technical support. You mess up the software, you're on your own. That's good for people like me that actually like to tinker, but for the "average Joe", the lack of technical support in Linux in one form or another is probably why Linux hasn't taken off like it should. Then again, GPL software does get over-the-air upgrades in a much more timely fashion than proprietary BSD and/or Apache forks, so...
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Public - 2 years ago
reviewed 2 years ago
Let's face it, when you are as picky as me when it comes to food (i.e. "enough sweet onion sauce to cover *every* leaf of lettuce, *every* piece of chicken, and *every* olive"), you'll definitely love the amazing flexibility of the staff at this awesome place. Yes, the food is excellent (as you'd always expect from the Subway chain as a whole), and the drinks (including non-sodas) equally so. The decor reminds me of that in most authentic Italian (i.e. Peppino's, Olive Garden) restaurants (not to mention also, thanks to both her parents having immigrated from Italy, my grandmother's house 3000 miles away from here in extreme northeastern, i.e. rural Pike County, Pennsylvania), and it really adds to the place's awesomeness. So, overall, would definitely not be ashamed to give this place a perfect score.
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Food: ExcellentDecor: ExcellentService: Excellent
Public - 3 years ago
reviewed 3 years ago
Public - 4 years ago
reviewed 4 years ago