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Correction: Would be habitable if it weren't for Proxima Centauri's X-ray flux, which is 400 times stronger than the Sun's X-ray flux at Earth orbit (source: http://www.eso.org/public/archives/releases/sciencepapers/eso1629/eso1629a.pdf). X-rays of that strength almost invariably make living under their bombardment like living in Fukushima.
 
There's a potentially habitable planet just one star over http://engt.co/2bWLDen
Proxima b is only four light years away, and it's about the same size as Earth.
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Flip, Acer R11, and Pixel LS users: Have you gone into the Android Settings app and checked for updates (About device > System Updates > Check for update) yet, now that Google has released Nougat? Might want to get on that.
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Updates to the android container are coming via the usual regular Chrome updates.
+Kenny Strawn Android apps on ChromeOS are an opt-in feature, so that notification is to activate the container. 
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Since A, Q3 began the day after DP5 was released (NPD90G — Q2 and Q4 only last 90 days, while Q1 and Q3 have 91 days in them), B, the rumored release date — August 22, AKA this coming Monday — is 5*7 = 35 days after that quarter change, and C, the last two builds to straddle a quarter change (DP2 and DP3) both shared the same final letter (NPC91K, NPD35K), it follows that the build number for the final release will probably be NRE35G. Will know for sure on Monday…
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August 22 (this coming Monday) is 5 weeks after DP5. This past Monday (August 15) is 4 weeks, and August 29 is 6 weeks. Keep in mind, the developer preview overview page specifically mentions a "4 to 6 week interval" between N/Nougat builds, and the final release is no exception to this rule.
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Anyone else on DP5 having issues of Wi-Fi randomly disconnecting and reconnecting?
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That's why it's a developer preview
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Even more evidence that Fuchsia's Magenta kernel is a hybrid kernel. This is a kernel-space source file defining, what? Graphical tile geometry. It's a GUI in kernel space!

This puts Google (Magenta) on the exact same page as Apple (XNU) and Microsoft (NT) with regard to blurring the lines between user mode and kernel mode.
fuchsia / magenta / master / . / kernel / lib / gfx / gfx.c. blob: 692e04aa0dac026f158ef9effe2be8578d908182 [file] [log] [blame]. // Copyright 2016 The Fuchsia Authors. // Copyright (c) 2008-2010, 2015 Travis Geiselbrecht. //. // Use of this source code is governed by a MIT-style.
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Find it rather interesting that these FCC certifications and leaked images are coming like rapid fire exactly 4 weeks after the DP5 release… could this mean we're officially 2 weeks or less away from the release of both, or at least of an official announcement from Google at the same time as the final release?
Google’s Nexus devices have been leaked and rumored for a long time now. The ‘Sailfish’ and ‘Marlin’ codenames have been popping up all over the internet,
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+Jim Bock Oh, I know. I was pretty much giving a un-apology.
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Is it just me or are there a myriad of 2014 N6 users that are still on either DP5 or M?
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Mine is still on DP5. I guess you have to wait a while.
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For California social conservatives in particular: get the word out.
This unconstitutional bill threatens to impinge on the First Amendment right to Freedom of the Press by criminalizing the publishing of undercover video footage of "health care providers" and punishing third parties, including journalists, who report or distribute said footage. It also has a circulation...
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#ChromeOSCanary: Redesigned MD app launcher just surfaced. Now shows two rows of icons instead of just one, A, and B, it has a new icon for "All Apps": a down-arrow instead of the icon that looked like a grid before.
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Even more evidence that Fuchsia's Magenta kernel is a hybrid kernel. This is a kernel-space source file defining, what? Graphical tile geometry. It's a GUI in kernel space!

This puts Google on the exact same page as Apple (XNU) and Microsoft (NT) with regard to blurring the lines between user mode and kernel mode.
fuchsia / magenta / master / . / kernel / lib / gfx / gfx.c. blob: 692e04aa0dac026f158ef9effe2be8578d908182 [file] [log] [blame]. // Copyright 2016 The Fuchsia Authors. // Copyright (c) 2008-2010, 2015 Travis Geiselbrecht. //. // Use of this source code is governed by a MIT-style.
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Great, more overhead to exploit. ;)
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Only about 30 minutes into Fuchsia source code snooping, and I already have an idea of what kind of kernel Magenta is. LK, the kernel that Magenta is based on, has its own separate repository, not on Google Source but on GitHub: http://github.com/littlekernel/lk

According to the description, LK is a microkernel similar to FreeRTOS and ThreadX — an extreme microkernel at that. Then, of course, we come to Magenta:
https://fuchsia.googlesource.com/magenta/+/HEAD/docs/mg_and_lk.md

The description bills Magenta as like LK but with some additions to adapt it to modern hardware:

"Magenta inner constructs are based on LK but the layers above are new. For example, Magenta has the concept of a process but LK does not. However, a Magenta process is made of by LK-level constructs such as threads and memory.

More specifically, some the visible differences are:

*Magenta has first class user-mode support. LK does not.

*Magenta is an object-handle system. LK does not have either concept.

*Magenta has a capability-based security model. In LK all code is trusted."

Process concepts, first class user-mode support, object handling, and capability-based security models are traits usually only associated with monolithic kernels that are being added to a microkernel. This can therefore only mean one thing: that Magenta is a hybrid kernel with LK as the microkernel base.

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+Kenny Strawn Thanks for the explanation, but I still don't find a user case advantage on it. Comparing that with root access on a Linux system (monolithic kernel), what does it imply for user-sense features?
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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
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    Nursery attendant, 2010 - 2011
  • Nike, Inc.
    Warehouse upkeeper, 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
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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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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
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It's a grocery store. Don't mislabel it as an ATM location, please! Thanks...
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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
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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
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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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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
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