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"Start the Android Wear app on your handheld device and connect to the emulator."

Why hide the "pair with emulator" button??

Lesson learned,
1. the docs are a lie.
2. Wear Emulator to Phone Emulator connections are not in anyway supported, partially because you can't run the play store on an emulator.
3. Wearable Apps are separate apk's that get installed by the play store. As a separate download. Good luck sideloading /s.
4. The wear emulator experience is actually quite nice, when you connect it to a real device.
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I've gotten the $10 free offer twice, the $20 best buy gift card recently and now this $35 offer. This is becoming a weird form of secondary income. But by all means, do take advantage.
Google's Chromecast media streaming dongle has always been cheap, but if $35 is too rich for your blood, you'll want to pay attention to a new Android Pay promotion in the US. If you make ten...
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Finally, the grand unifying theory of Google's OS's. This is the answer to life the universe and everything Google.

http://www.androidpolice.com/2015/10/29/wsj-google-reportedly-plans-to-merge-chrome-into-android-form-single-new-os-in-2017/

Tl;Dr: ChromeOS and Android are merging.

What this means exactly is a bit unclear. The overall consensus is that Chrome will move away from the basic Linux kernel it runs on to the even more stripped down Android Linux kernel and Android's platform with it's AOT Java compiler and Google Play Store.

Practically speaking that will require quite a bit of effort to make Android friendly to mice. With that base, Chrome as the ever important app that it is could go two ways.

Option one is to make Chrome's Android porcelain more like it's desktop counter part. Then bring Pepper Flash support to Android Pro. What I will from here on forth name the Android version destined for laptops and workstations.

The other possibility is that Google will push Android's Linux base far along enough to run actual desktop Chrome. That will require massive overhauls to Android's Window system (or lack there of) Android's hardware acceleration, and it's driver support.

The first option kills ChromeOS and puts Android on steroids. The second option overhauls Android like never before to be closer to Linux and more supporting of traditional desktop apps... Photoshop anyone?

It's a hard choice, and given the timeline, It's likely that Google will just kill ChromeOS and go the easier Android first way. Both work, and either way, Android will be very different than it is today.

The pragmatist in me would make android support get better support for legacy desktop apps and run hardcore Mac/SteamOS games. On the other hand, there is a benefit to taking a clean break and forcing developers to think differently while alienating people like Valve and Adobe.

Either way, Google's at a crossroads that will determine our future.
A debate has waged since Chrome OS started appearing on Chromebooks. It can be summed up as: This is nice Google, but why don't you combine it with Android... by Bertel King, Jr. in Breaking, Google, News
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Nice near by place to send your under warranty luggage and messenger bags to.  This is enough to make buy only from the companies on that list with respectable warranties.

Goes nicely with Best Buy's free receipt reprinting.

http://www.citiesleatherandluggage.com/airlines.htm
Air Canada, Independence Air. Air France, Jet Blue. Air Italia, KLM. Alaskan, Mesaba. American, Metro Northeast. American Eagle, Mohawk. Atlantic Coast, Northwest. Colgan, Pam-Am. Continental, Piedmont. Delta, Pinnacle. Delta Global Services, Skywest. Eastern, TWA ...
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Save money on your scm, test and staging servers by shutting them down and starting them up automatically.

Just have one micro instance with compute permissions and add this to the crontab
#m      h       dom     mon     dow     command
 20     7       *       *       *       gcloud compute instances start myinstance --zone us-central1-f
 20     17      *       *       *       gcloud compute instances stop myinstance --zone us-central1-f

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This weeks experience with UPS and FedEx

UPS had 3 packages scheduled to arrive Monday. They attempted to deliver at 12, 1 and 2 pm on Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday.

I could specify a time window on two of the packages for $5 more each. I could specify packages to be held at a UPS store 10 miles away for two packages. The other package could only be held at a store 15 miles away. Two of those packages weighed 30lbs.

Meanwhile, FedEx had another 30lb package to be delivered on Friday. I was not there on Friday, so they tried again SATURDAY. That's the end of their story, I was a happy customer.

I ended up holding all my UPS packages for pickup at their lowest common denominator location, 15 miles away. If I hadn't gotten to it by 7pm, all of the three packages would have been sent back to sender and I would have lost the shipping charges.

Lesson learned, UPS sucks for residential customers.

Update: Forgot to mention that the only UPS store I could have them left at does not open on Saturdays.
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:/ The beginnings of my wired home network. Well, at least I have the choice of purple, though it looks blue.
Avoid having excess Ethernet cable lying around by building your own cables to the exact length needed using this Bulk Ethernet Copper Cable from Monoprice! Features: Unshielded Twisted Pair (UTP) Category 6 Ethernet cable 23AWG solid, pure bare copper conductors CMR (Riser) fire safety rating 500MHz bandwidth 1000 foot roll Monoprice Ethernet cables are made of 100% pure bare copper wire, as opposed to copper clad aluminum (CCA) wire, ...
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Love this idea. One where anyone in the universe can learn marketable skills and thrive within a year. Now if only they could better communicate the human requirements next to the academic ones. We may not know enough about us to do so with enough confidence, but it's a worthwhile effort.

Still, probably a great step in the right direction.
Google wants to teach you deep learning — if you're ready that is. The tech giant has launched a free course explaining the machine learning technique that underpins so many of its services....
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I was able to get Portal ( and presumably Half-Life ) to work with Moonlight by disabling UAC on Windows and using these settings on the config.cfg 

https://gist.github.com/anonymous/4092f883ab3f04003d44

You'll still need to do a little bit of button mapping, but the axis mapping was the hard part.

Tested on the Nexus 6 and Nexus Player with the OG ASUS Android TV Controller and the OG Moga Pro.

https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.limelight&hl=en
This app streams games, programs, or your full desktop from an NVIDIA GameS...
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http://www.theverge.com/2015/9/25/9397923/us-dietary-guidelines-2015-bmj-investigation-response

I gotta give it to her. She managed to get meat industry propaganda into the British Medical Journal. She used studies on diabetics to support her guidelines for healthy adults. Then swindled Time magazine into supporting her despite having a huge conflict of interest.

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Earlier this week, the British Medical Journal published an error-laden "investigation" of US Dietary Guidelines Advisory Committee's February report, which informs the new dietary guidelines that...
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"Maybe if you had a better city flag you would give people a banner under which to rally around those more important causes"

http://www.ted.com/talks/roman_mars_why_city_flags_may_be_the_worst_designed_thing_you_ve_never_noticed#t-511006

The Syracuse flag breaks 3 / 5 flag design principles... maybe 4 / 5... it's bad.
Roman Mars is obsessed with flags — and after you watch this talk, you might be, too. These ubiquitous symbols of civic pride are often designed, well, pretty terribly. But they don't have to be. In this surprising and hilarious talk about vexillology — the study of flags — Mars reveals the five basic principles of flag design and shows why he believes they can be applied to just about anything.
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I never quite understood why city flags exist in the first place. Most people either don't notice it, or simply don't care for it. I'm all for stripes and stars, but country flags are the only flags I'll even bother remembering. Brain capacity too low, running on a toaster here. 
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Part of being a T shaped individual.
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Education
  • Syracuse University
    Computer Science, 2010 - 2014
  • Lehman College
    2009 - 2010
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Web Guru, Entreprenuer, Syracuse U., marathon cyclist, tech addict
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Primarily work on Dvorak, use Arch Linux and ride my bike with no handle bars
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Member of the Enlightenment
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  • Corso's Cookies
    Web Developer, 2014 - present
  • ITS Spiders
    " Test Engineeer ", 2011 - 2014
  • BronxNet
    Live Studio Intern, 2009 - 2010
  • Unilibros
    Network Admin, 2006 - 2007
  • EdLab
    Media Intern, 2009 - 2009
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No Tofurky, no daiya, no give me lean, no purely decadent, poor frozen vegan meats selection, no earth balance. Will not respond to a single request after years of inquiry. Instead choosing, scum of the earth brands like morningstar and go veggie. A purely margin oriented supermarket.
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Always use FedEx whenever possible. Every single UPS package I've ever had delivered always ends up being held hostage an hour away because the won't deliver after 4:30 or on Saturdays.
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How hard is it to deliver a package after 4:30 or on Saturday... Every single time I have to go an hour away to a place that closes at 6pm and doesn't open weekends. FedEx does not have that issue.
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Please don't forget to update your holiday hours on Google maps or your website.
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Go fedex, UPS prefers to torture its customers by delivering in the middle of the day and holding packages an hour away in a place that doesn't open on weekends.
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A nightmare. Single handedly responsible for dozens of packages being held for pick up an hour away. I wish them the worst.
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New experiment every week, fantastic wings, shakes and sandwiches.
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