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By far the worst #ChromeOSCanary  bug I've ever reported...
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+Stephen Gale Oh yeah, all versions. They made it available to downgrade from Dev or Beta without reflashing(you still have to powerwash) over a year ago. 
But at least as of March, if you wanted to downgrade from Canary, you had to flash the whole system clean using a usb drive(or sd card).
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Heat wave with humidity and no wind as a precursor is a good clue IMO. The reason why the California Current exists in the first place is in fact because of the typical northwesterly sea breezes: Ekman transport forces surface water away from the coast, allowing cold water to upwell from the depths to replace it.

Disrupt that wind and introduce heat, and the California Current also dies. This in fact happened in modern times too: in late July 2006. Just a week and a half of relentless, windless heat, humidity, and monsoon action was enough to push our local ocean temperatures into the low 80's! However, while local waters were warm, the equator wasn't (only the equatorial central Pacific ultimately would be, Modoki-style — that's why 2006-07 was dry and not wet — and even then, it wouldn't be until, like, November), so the trades were keeping hurricanes away from us.

Fast forward to July 2015, and local SST's are now in the mid to upper 70's once again, thanks in part to a brief burst of reversed winds (southeasterly as opposed to northwesterly — those winds cause not upwelling, but downwelling instead) brought on by Post-Tropical Cyclone Dolores (last weekend's rare July storm), some lingering bits of which are still there, shielding an expanding coastal warm pool from the prevailing northwesterly winds and weakening them.

However, we've now got something else: a warm equator as well. For the third time this year, a pair of cross-equatorial tropical cyclones (that means two tropical cyclones on both sides of the equator at the same meridian) is expected to form in the Western Pacific by Thursday, helping enhance a combination of westerly wind burst and atmospheric Kelvin/CCKW wave already being brought on by the Southern Hemisphere Booster (yes, that monstrosity, the same booster that also enhanced the 1972-73, 1982-83, and 1997-98 events) to begin with, while a downwelling oceanic Kelvin wave continues to propagate east at depth along the equator, dragging the 29°C/84°F isotherm hundreds of meters down with it, adding to the anomalous warmth, already beyond the +1.5°C threshold that classifies a strong El Niño, in the far eastern equatorial Pacific that we already have.

At the same time, another surge of monsoon moisture, even more powerful than the one kicked up by the MJO westerly wind burst back in early July, is expected to cause yet another burst of anomalous coastal southeasterlies to blast their way up the coast, further even than the ones Dolores induced, even as we're only 2°F away from the 79.7°F necessary to sustain a tropical cyclone. And since El Niño has completely busted MJO yet again, this combination of equatorial westerlies + coastal southeasterlies could last much longer, potentially pushing our SST's past that threshold and/or generating a coastal Kelvin wave to go along with the streak of three (and counting) downwelling equatorial ones — that could lead to the perfect recipe for something else like this: local sea surface temps from 2006 combined with equatorial ones from 1997.
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I can certainly see a legitimate military use for this: ISIS, be warned… Heck, an army of fully automatic versions of this would certainly come in handy in that case.
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Proof that #PPSellsBabyParts… All who agree with me on how evil this is, please join me and sign this petition: http://www.gopetition.com/petitions/congress-must-investigate-planned-parenthood.html
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File manager built into Settings is perhaps the best improvement get, as is landscape home screen on a (large) phone (Nexus 6 users like me should love that feature)…
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For those who think the San Andreas is the most dangerous fault in the US: This documentary proves you wrong. By a long shot.

What makes subduction zones like Cascadia so especially dangerous is how the plates are configured. In contrast to strike-slip faults like the San Andreas, where one tectonic plate slides and/or grinds past the other, subduction zones are created when oceanic plates dive beneath continents. See, oceanic crust is much heavier than continental crust, but at the same time much less flexible. The result is a fault that is just as long as the San Andreas at the very least, but many times deeper, with about 30 times the surface area that can slip. That's why Cascadia is the only fault in the entire CONUS with a magnitude potential above 9.0.

And as both Banda Aceh and Tohoku proved, when there's a quake on one of those kinds of faults, there's a good chance a tsunami will soon follow. When the continental plate finally springs back, it takes the ocean floor with it, causing vertical displacement of the ocean floor in excess of 30 feet, which then goes on to send the whole ocean column propagating as a hundred-plus-mile-long, 2-foot-high wave in the open ocean that can travel at speeds of 500 miles per hour, only to rise up 50 feet or more while retaining that extraordinary length when their motion is suddenly impeded by a coastline. See, tsunamis aren't just waves, they're minutes-long torrents of seawater that can take the destruction far away from the parent quake. That is why Cascadia, by far, is the most dangerous fault in the entire United States outside of Alaska.
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+william evans​​ The 1906 tsunami was NOT a result of the quake itself but by the Mussel Rock landslide, which was in turn a result of the quake (chain reaction: earthquake -> landslide -> VERY weak tsunami that only tide gauges could detect). Puente Hills Fault can do something similar with the Palos Verdes Peninsula and, to be more specific, the notoriously unstable Portuguese Bend; however, while Puente Hills would direct strongest shaking right toward the Portuguese Bend, San Andreas shaking would be directed parallel to it; thus, no landslide, no tsunami. Ventura and/or Thirtymile Bank faults are perhaps the most dangerous as far as a SoCal tsunami is concerned due to the fact that they're A, blind thrust faults, and B, underwater, but they also have the longest recurrence intervals of anything in the area (in excess of 5,000 years between large quakes).
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Eric Metaxas has a rational refutation to the claims by Planned Parenthood regarding the "baby parts" videos, and this question sums it up: If PP claims that abortion is no different than surgery or childbirth, why aren't they being transparent and letting people watch abortions?

Secrecy = lying. Bottom line.
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Definitely an important climate change resource for fellow apologists… draws some pretty solid links to Biblical prophecy.
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And atheists call us evil...? Killing fetuses, dismembering them, and proceeding to sell bits and pieces of their bodies makes them 10 times more so.
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Perhaps my favorite MPZ79M feature: a built-in file manager (Settings -> Storage & USB -> Explore)…
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Its my favourite too:-). 
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Other than the wallpaper (personal front-yard photo) and WU/WxSat apps, nothing much has changed on my day-old N6… it's really awesome as is.
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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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21-year-old Saddleback College software developer in training... who also LOVES to worship
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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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    Nursery attendant, 2013 - present
    Resumed the 2010-11 job in August...
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    Nursery attendant, 2010 - 2011
  • Nike, Inc.
    Warehouse upkeeper, 2012 - 2012
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