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Michael Caracappa Jr
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EDIT This was originally posted on the CurrentC community, and is regarding the subject of NFC payments such as Google Wallet and Apple Pay versus CurrentC.  If you are not fimiliar with either of these topics and like new technology I suggest you read up on it. End EDIT

I have an idea, and wanted to see what you all thought and also to see if maybe we can get it to gain some traction.  Most of these retailers have a "self serve" section where people can check themselves out. So as another way of protest and to make our voice heard locally, whenever we are in the same shopping center as a CVS or Wallmart etc. simply grab a Google Play or iTunes gift card and attempt to purchase it at the self serve terminal using the NFC option of your choice.  When it doesn't work, just leave it there and walk out.  This would force an employee to clear the machine before someone else could use it.  If this happens enough, and this idea gains enough popularity, the connection will be made as to what is happening.  I'm sure the store could also pull up the data on how many gift card transactions had to be cleared out over the course of a month.  If it creates enough of a nuisance maybe the store management will tell the district management who might tell the regional.........and so on.
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EDIT This was originally posted on the CurrentC community, and is regarding the subject of NFC payments such as Google Wallet and Apple Pay versus CurrentC.  If you are not fimiliar with either of these topics and like new technology I suggest you read up on it. End EDIT

I have an idea, and wanted to see what you all thought and also to see if maybe we can get it to gain some traction.  Most of these retailers have a "self serve" section where people can check themselves out. So as another way of protest and to make our voice heard locally, whenever we are in the same shopping center as a CVS or Wallmart etc. simply grab a Google Play or iTunes gift card and attempt to purchase it at the self serve terminal using the NFC option of your choice.  When it doesn't work, just leave it there and walk out.  This would force an employee to clear the machine before someone else could use it.  If this happens enough, and this idea gains enough popularity, the connection will be made as to what is happening.  I'm sure the store could also pull up the data on how many gift card transactions had to be cleared out over the course of a month.  If it creates enough of a nuisance maybe the store management will tell the district management who might tell the regional.........and so on.
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Is anyone else experiencing reboots when wiping or restoring data?
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Odd..... but when I use goo manager to update the recovery it downloads 2.7.0.0. I guess the d2vzw didn't get updated yet.
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Just a silly question here......What does it mean when the bars for my phone signal, LTE, and wifi are orange?  normally they are white but every once in a while it turns orange.  just curious.  thanks
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thank you, im not sure if its trying to connect but its heating up, its probably in need of repair, mine that is
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So I'm still on LS 2.9 on my d2vzw after a couple of unsucessful attempts to upgrade to 2.37.  Had a lot of problems with the screen flashing.  One thing that I noticed thought is that the camera was changed.  In the way that you access the settings for the camera that is.  On 2.9 all I have to do is touch and swipe in the middle of the screen and I have access to the settings, with 2.37 you have to use the settings circle off to the right.  I know its not that big of a deal, but I really find the 2.9 way of doing it much more simpler and quicker.  If I can finally get 2.37 to work (or better yet if kitkat works when +LiquidSmooth has released it) is there anyway to get the old settings method one the newer version?
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Flashing should be simple. You should always clean flash. With 2.37 we changed a lot of the framework, and 3.0 will be the KitKat release with another rewrite of the framework. Also, the old menu isn't an option unless you know how to code it manually and build LS. Sorry.
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I'm going to flash 2.37 over 2.9. This is the first time that I'm going to be trying a nightly and was just wondering if I have to do a wipe first. I was hoping not so that I don't have to reconfigure everything. 
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I flashed it last night and the screen started blinking really bad. I wiped then installed the rom, gapps, and titanium backup. Then I read the website which said to do it one flash at a time. So I'm going to try that today. Thanks for the help. 
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Ha ha....at 5:04 when you said "OK Google" my nexus 10 activated Google now voice search. Very funny...
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I don't usually like to forward stuff like this as there are probably incorrect statement in it, but I agree with the overall message so forward it I am....I hope you do the same.  
 
YOU DECIDE.................................
The Buffet Rule
We must support this...pass it on and lets see if these idiots understand what people pressure is all about.
Salary of retired US Presidents . . . . . . . . . . . $180,000 FOR LIFE
Salary of House/Senate members . . . . . . . . $174,000 FOR LIFE This is stupid
Salary of Speaker of the House . . . . . . . . . . $223,500 FOR LIFE This is really stupid
Salary of Majority/Minority Leaders . . . . . . . . $193,400 FOR LIFE Ditto last line
Average Salary of a teacher . . . . . . . . . . . . . .. $40,065
Average Salary of a deployed Soldier . . . . . .. . $38,000
I think we found where the cuts should be made! If you agree pass it on, I just did.
Warren Buffet, in a recent interview with CNBC, offers one of the best quotes about the debt ceiling:
"I could end the deficit in 5 minutes," he told CNBC. "You just pass a law that says that anytime there is a deficit of more than 3% of GDP, all sitting members of Congress are ineligible for re-election.
The 26th amendment (granting the right to vote for 18 year-olds) took only 3 months & 8 days to be ratified! Why? Simple! The people demanded it. That was in 1971 - before computers, e-mail, cell phones, etc.
Of the 27 amendments to the Constitution, seven (7) took one (1) year or less to become the law of the land - all because of public pressure.
Warren Buffet is asking each addressee to forward this email to a minimum of twenty people on their address list; in turn ask each of those to do likewise.
In three days, most people in The United States of America will have the message. This is one idea that really should be passed around.
Congressional Reform Act of 2014
1. No Tenure / No Pension.
A Congressman/woman collects a salary while in office and receives no pay when they're out of office.
2. Congress (past, present & future) participates in Social Security.
All funds in the Congressional retirement fund move to the Social Security system immediately. All future funds flow into the Social Security system, and Congress participates with the American people. It may not be used for any other purpose.
3. Congress can purchase their own retirement plan, just as all Americans do.
4. Congress will no longer vote themselves a pay raise. Congressional pay will rise by the lower of CPI or 3%.
5. Congress loses their current health care system and participates in the same health care system as the American people.
6. Congress must equally abide by all laws they impose on the American people.
7. All contracts with past and present Congressmen/women are void effective 12/31/14. The American people did not make this contract with Congressmen/women.
Congress made all these contracts for themselves. Serving in Congress is an honor, not a career. The Founding Fathers envisioned citizen legislators, so ours should serve their term(s), then go home and back to work.
If each person contacts a minimum of twenty people then it will only take three days for most people (in the U.S.) to receive the message. Don't you think it's time?
THIS IS HOW YOU FIX CONGRESS!
If you agree, pass it on. If not, delete.
You are one of my 20+ - Please keep it going, and thanks
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Just figured I would throw this out there. I'm on the 2-17 nightly for the d2vzw and lost WiFi. It wouldn't connect to any routers and when I would try to turn it off and on again it wouldn't even see any routers in the area. Turns out it was the "wireless display" under screen cast in the display settings. Once I unchecked that my WiFi started working again.
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+Dan Pasanen I noticed that you work on the S3 and just had a quick question......I have the d2vzw, and tap and pay doesn't work for me...should it?  I'm still running 11-20140217 NIGHTLY.  (I haven't moved on to the unified builds yet cause I read that there is no more messaging app just hangouts and hangouts always gives me a hard time sending mms pictures
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So just a noobie question here.....I'm currently running the latest CM snapshot, and was wondering if the newer nightlies are more or less stable then an older snapshot.  I ask because being more recent I would assume that they are more stable but being nightlies leads me to believe they arent.  Also, if I want to "downgrade" to an ealier version of CM do I have to wipe delvic or can I just dirty flash.  Thanks in advanced for any help. 
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Ok thanks, come to think of it i really don't even have a reason for fog to one of the nightlies. I'm don't have any problems with the snapshot that I'm on. thanks though 
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+LiquidSmooth I've posted some questions about this on the general section but figured that I'd put it in the bug section. I'm currently on LS2.9 and tried to flash 2.37. I started getting a lot of flashing on the screen. Any thoughts from the Devs on this. I'm on a d2vzw. By the way, I love this rom! Thanks! 
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Update: I disabled Hw overlays and turned the screen brightness all the way up (disabling the auto screen brightness) and still had a flashing screen. For what I gathered I cilantro find any significant change or increase in features from 2.9 to 2.37 so I think I'm gonna stick with what I have for now. 
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Anyone know the Android version of carbon 1.8 for d2vzw. I'm currently on 4.2.2 using liquid smooth and am looking forward to trying carbon. I'm asking because I've heard that people have had problems going from one android version to another (mainly losing root). If you this turns out to be a duplicate post I apologize, I don't think my first one went through. Thanks in advance for any feedback. 
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+James Kozak yes I clean flashed. I'm gonna keep working on it. Thanks for all the help everyone. 
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