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I uploaded photos to my free storage (15 GB) on my google account, but I would like to change them to be stored under the "free" high quality storage of photos.  How can I switch this?  I want the ones that are currently stored to be stored differently, I know I can change the setting for future upload.  Do I have to re-upload everything?
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There is currently no way of converting them while they're still on your cloud

shame but true

The ONLY way to take advantage of the new 16 MP unlimited quota is to upload via new Google photo web site, the new desktop uploader app or the new mobile app

If the photos are already uploaded Google might not want to upload them again so you might need to delete them first.

Easiest way to delete photos en masse is to delete them from Google Photos folder in your Google Drive



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LOL.  Yeah, I am working on (yet another) instructable for shift registers.  I have a much more interesting version that does the cylon.
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Major kudos to the codebender crew for adding support for Chromebooks.  You can now develop programs for Arduino and download the code to the Arduino board from your Chromebook. Look, Ma!  No Windows required!

If you haven't tried codebender for developing your Arduino projects, you should take a look.  All the code stays in the cloud so you can access anywhere and it makes sharing code really easy.  Also, there is support for all the Arduino board flavors I can think of and more.
Your software comes to me very highly reccomended but my only personal computer is a Chromebook.Your current Chrome extension does not support my browser.I would very much like to be able to program my Arduino board from my super portable laptop. I would appreciate it, Reddit said to let you guys know directly and that you would probably be able to oblige.
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Good news!  I was able to remove the ownaboat starboard shaft and remove the motor from it.  The motor seems to run just fine.  I think the shaft rotation was meeting a lot of resistance from the coagulated lubricant.  I guess that means I should probably extract the other shaft to clean it up.  And need to clean out the shaft tube as well.  There is still a chance that the motor is damaged and weak.  So, I'll need to run a few more tests to see if they are both up to snuff.
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I need to get a SolarCity estimate to see how my house would rate with a solar panel system, but I think this guy has a point about the size of the system required.  In order to provide power during the day AND charge the battery for night, the system needs to be larger.
Unless your solar-powered home is entirely disconnected from the grid, an expensive battery backup system like Powerwall does not make economic sense.
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Diablo Solar... Been around since 1970s... They have very cool toys that tell you how many and where. South facing roofs are the start.
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All sorts of vehicles will be on display during the SparkFun Autonomous Vehicle Competition in Colorado on June 20.
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Major kudos to the codebender crew for adding support for Chromebooks.  You can now develop programs for Arduino and download the code to the Arduino board from your Chromebook. Look, Ma!  No Windows required!

If you haven't tried codebender for developing your Arduino projects, you should take a look.  All the code stays in the cloud so you can access anywhere and it makes sharing code really easy.  Also, there is support for all the Arduino board flavors I can think of and more.
Your software comes to me very highly reccomended but my only personal computer is a Chromebook.Your current Chrome extension does not support my browser.I would very much like to be able to program my Arduino board from my super portable laptop. I would appreciate it, Reddit said to let you guys know directly and that you would probably be able to oblige.
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OMFG, this is f*cking ridiculous.  I realize that I am a native Californian, living in California, so I might be a bit more liberal than the average citizen, but really?  Obama is going to take over Texas?  I fear for our country.  People have got to calm down.  What is it about Obama that seems to set off the nut cases?
 
Oh, Texas... never change.
Texas' GOP governor is sending the Texas State Guard to monitor a military training exercise after right-wing militia alleged it's just a cover for the president's plan to put Texas under martial law.
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+Ron Vered Yes, that is true.  And that relationship has been non-linear since she was First Lady.  It is going to be an interesting 2016 Presidential election, to say the least.  But she is a woman, so maybe is still applies to some degree.  I don't know.  I have to say that I am personally uncomfortable with distilling it down to race or gender.  I'd like to think that we are better than that at this point in society.  There could just be the usual forces being used to drum up stories about "the other side" and it has just gotten out of control with the Internet and lots of money.  It is probably much more complicated, I just don't understand why it has gotten so crazy.
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ownaboat Teardown!

Decided to open up and teardown the ownaboat #2.  Custom. hand-built circuit boards from 1980.  Seems to be pretty well built.  See comments in the album.  But at the end of the day I am pretty sure I can pull all of the existing hardware and replace it with modern R/C controllers and throw in an Arduino board for good measure.  I mean as long as the motors still work...pull out 9v battery, connect to motors to test...er...ok, we have a problem.  The port (left) motor spins nicely...but the starboard (right) motor engages, but does not spin.  Have to look at that closer to see if it is the motor or a bent shaft.

But I am thinking that some kind of all black boat...I know Shane (the guy that gave me the boat) is a Knight Rider fan, so you might guess where I am going with that.  :-)
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I need to do some more research on this, but I have to say that Musk's presentation was pretty compelling about how much area is actually needed to remove the US from dependence on fossil fuels for current energy consumption.  He is no Steve Jobs when it comes to presentations, but he seems pretty sincere is his aims and ambitions.  I am going to be seriously considering solar panels and powerwalls for my house.  I would love to be off-the-grid and free of fossil fuel for power.  Now if I can just get rid of needing any plastics...
Energy Storage for a. Sustainable Home. Powerwall is a home battery that charges using electricity generated from solar panels, or when utility rates are low, and powers your home in the evening. It also fortifies your home against power outages by providing a backup electricity supply.
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Note that "free" in my above comment has the usual meaning of "someone else is forced to pay for it".
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Interests in: Space exploration, science fiction, gardening, comics, cellular automata, autonomous robotics...but not nearly enough time to do as much as I would like in those areas.

If you have something interesting to say, I'll probably listen to you.  I may not agree with you, but I will listen.

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We visited Dona Maria based on the other reviews, and it did not disappoint. The inside is not fancy, but it is nice, and the service is great. The food is fabulous, especially the enchiladas. I don't think you can go wrong with anything on the menu. From our visit, it is obviously a local favorite, since it filled up after we arrived. If you are in the area and want some good Mexican food, definitely give it a try.
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Excellent food, very authentic. Affordable and great service. Highly recommended.
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