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Don't feel bad, guys... Pebble isn't the only smart watch that has screen difficulty.

The "screen tearing issue" many of us are familiar can happen to literally ANYTHING with an LCD. Though the SW2 has a different type of connection, and therefore a different looking result, the fact remains: No LCD device is immune to display defects. I'm sure some of us have had problems with completely different products too: OG GameBoy, my Chromebook (within minutes of opening my RMA!) and my parents' 32" flat screen TV.

Point is, please remember not to blame Pebble directly for quality issues. While it is true, there seem to be a disproportionate number of RMAs going around in the Pebbles when compared to many other products, remember that there are also a much larger number of virtually identical Pebbles with the same problem, as opposed to a much more diverse array of monitors, televisions, smart watches, cellphones, etc.

Good luck, Josef, and may Sony (one of my preferred manufacturers) take care of you quickly and painlessly as Pebble has done for us.

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Originally posted on Bass Players Anonymous
 
Hello Bass Players Anonymous,

As some of you may know I run a Youtube channel were I give away note by note (articulation by articulation) transcriptions I do for my personal practice. My channel got taken down last weekend. With this petition I'm hoping to bring my predicament to YouTube's attention. I describe the situation in detail on the petition below.

If you have a minute, take a read, and if you feel like my channel is of value to the community, by all means sign it and share it.

Thank you for your support!
My name is Pedro Zappa. I am a Berklee College of Music student  and run a Youtube Channel  where I play songs on the bass to help educate musicians of all levels as well as offer them my transcriptions of the music for free. On Apr 20th 2015, YouTube terminated my account after I received a copyright strike on my "Unknown Mortal Orchestra - Multi-Love (Bass Cover) [Pedro Zappa]" video. I have over 260 similar videos from many different artis...
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A Girl Sends Her Ex's Apple Gadgets to Their Watery Grave

Hell hath no fury like a woman scorned. Or, in other words, don't cheat on your significant other, and then leave your precious Apple gadgets lying around. 

When the unnamed woman from Japan learned that her boyfriend (now ex) was cheating on her, she decided that some sort of revenge was in order, and drowned all of his Apple devices in the bathtub. These included an iMac, a number of iPhones, several MacBooks and iPads, along with a bunch of accessories. Yikes.

She sent the images to her boyfriend, and posted them on Twitter -let's just say that no one had any sympathy for her ex. 
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A Girl Sends Her Ex's Apple Gadgets to Their Watery Grave

Hell hath no fury like a woman scorned. Or, in other words, don't cheat on your significant other, and then leave your precious Apple gadgets lying around. 

When the unnamed woman from Japan learned that her boyfriend (now ex) was cheating on her, she decided that some sort of revenge was in order, and drowned all of his Apple devices in the bathtub. These included an iMac, a number of iPhones, several MacBooks and iPads, along with a bunch of accessories. Yikes.

She sent the images to her boyfriend, and posted them on Twitter -let's just say that no one had any sympathy for her ex. 
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+Jason Taylor I am with you. That stuff cost enough to be a serious crime as well. 
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Don't even bother replying. Just report and block. Do not give it the satisfaction of having diverted your attention from the original post. This goes for every consecutive troll post that is going to take place. I only say this once per post. This is a prerecorded message. I do not have time to type this out every time some idiot says something idiotic for the purpose of getting their rocks off.

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Holy crap, I got a 70%? And I didn't think I knew that much.
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HTC One M8  - 
 
Just received my Skinomi TechSkin protector, as well as the rest of my Slickwraps order today for my M8. I'll have photos up when I get complete, and photos later in the week after the bubbles have worked out. I know, it's just another protector right? Well, I want to discuss the problems I had with my Slickwraps order, as well as my (so far very positive) experience with Skinomi. I've used the latter on my first two HTC phones and have been very happy with them. This is also my first time installing a full wrap, and to boot it is going inside an Otterbox Defender. I hope it goes well... I'll use my very best skills to get it right and to let you know how it all shapes up, just in case you're in the market for TPU protection.
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Okay, all done. I'll work on getting the photos tomorrow but the results are in:

As many people already know, the screen protector combo doesn't work. But not necessarily for reasons you might think. See, in trying to reduce the trampoline effect while case-wear-proofing the phone, I actually made it worse. I'm sure a lot of people are saying "I knew it wouldn't work" and "I told you so" but since there is so little chatter in this community I'm going to go into detail.

The Skinomi protector is awesome. It fit perfectly; all six pieces come together almost seamlessly when done with care. I didn't take as much care as I could have, and the results will show it, but while positioning them I realized just how well thought out the pattern is. Sure, there are some empty spots, but nothing that the case is going to hurt.

Once I put it all back together, my initial reaction was similar to Tuco Salamanca trying Heisenberg's blue meth for the first time. Tight, tight tight! Yeah! And for the caseback, that is a good thing: the TPU protector material will mold itself around the compression areas and seal very well with the Otterbox internal case. But the screen protector is another story of course.

Because I essentially added two layers to the overall thickness of the phone, the Otterbox screen protector was now too tight: it stretched over the top of the Skinomi, and as a result the edges began to arc as they were flexed around the sides of the screen. This resulted in an airtight bubble, one which would not give out over any reasonable length of time. I would need to vacuum the whole phone to get that out, and I'm talking about a commercial vacuum limp normally used to degas epoxies. Who knows what that would do to the internals of the phone. Probably not much, but I am not about to risk it.

So, lime so many others, I took out the Otterbox screen protector. The result is a super smooth, super clear screen with some watertight edges near the top. I really hoped it would have worked better with the Otterbox protector but alas, it was it mean to be.

And of course, there is another problem with using a TPU protector underneath the Otterbox protector: the "soap bubble effect," where the resulting bubble would collapse under finger pressure from normal use and stick to the TPU. This leaves some weird clear spots that looks like water damage, and it tends to exhibit a bit of a rainbow-like phenomenon resembling oil in a water puddle, or the surface of a soap bubble. At first I thought I'd live with it, but after ten minutes and a few photographs later I decided that it wasn't going to get any better at all.

Now, just in case you're wondering why I didn't remove the Skinomi TPU screen protector and leave the grill pieces on, to act as my gasket, well that just wouldn't do either. It would have lifted the Otterbox protector up and I would have been right back to square one, only without the soap bubble effect.

A couple of notes about this, in case you have questions when I put pictures up:

1) I rushed this. If I had a good microscope I would have made this thing look absolutely flawless. Due to my aging eyes, I need a microscope to do anything like this properly these days (preferably a Nikon SMZ-10A like I had at Ithaco) and I don't have the cash for one.

2) I used a space heater to dry it out faster. At about 80℉ and 35% RH with constantly flowing air, it dried pretty quick. The screen protector will still require some healing, but it is safe enough to put back in the case anyway. If you attempt this method, be sure to have a thermometer handy to ensure that you don't cook your beloved phone.

3) Dust. I have acute psoriasis, and after a long cold dry winter my skin sheds like crazy. Normally, I control it with A&D but I didn't have any neoprene gloves handy, so I didn't want to get any ointment in the adhesive on the Skinomi. So there are a few particles of dust in the photos. When you do yours, make sure to apply the protector in an area without a lot of dust. Some suggest a steamy bathroom. Not a good idea. You'll increase the amount of moisture inside the phone, and while it probably won't hurt your phone, it will make the drying process take longer. You may end up handling your phone while it is still not cured, leading to lifted edges, slipped protectors, or weird fingerprints and dents.

Anyway, I'll put up the photos tomorrow, maybe. I'm starting to feel lazy now and have some things to do. Overall: 75% success. I think it will be just fine but this isn't quite the protection I was hoping for. Still it will be adequate.
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Bass Vids  - 
 
Originally posted on Bass Player's Anonymous

Good luck, +Pedro Zappa​!
 
Hello Bass Players Anonymous,

As some of you may know I run a Youtube channel were I give away note by note (articulation by articulation) transcriptions I do for my personal practice. My channel got taken down last weekend. With this petition I'm hoping to bring my predicament to YouTube's attention. I describe the situation in detail on the petition below.

If you have a minute, take a read, and if you feel like my channel is of value to the community, by all means sign it and share it.

Thank you for your support!
My name is Pedro Zappa. I am a Berklee College of Music student  and run a Youtube Channel  where I play songs on the bass to help educate musicians of all levels as well as offer them my transcriptions of the music for free. On Apr 20th 2015, YouTube terminated my account after I received a copyright strike on my "Unknown Mortal Orchestra - Multi-Love (Bass Cover) [Pedro Zappa]" video. I have over 260 similar videos from many different artis...
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A Girl Sends Her Ex's Apple Gadgets to Their Watery Grave

Hell hath no fury like a woman scorned. Or, in other words, don't cheat on your significant other, and then leave your precious Apple gadgets lying around. 

When the unnamed woman from Japan learned that her boyfriend (now ex) was cheating on her, she decided that some sort of revenge was in order, and drowned all of his Apple devices in the bathtub. These included an iMac, a number of iPhones, several MacBooks and iPads, along with a bunch of accessories. Yikes.

She sent the images to her boyfriend, and posted them on Twitter -let's just say that no one had any sympathy for her ex. 
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This is criminal damage, but still funny!
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Team's on the case—we'll report back when there's news to share :)

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Better to start making pebble app for windows phone. Much windows phone user wait for official pebble smartwatch app. Ios just a pioneer of smartphone and someday will walk in the difficult way because the individualism of company
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HTC One M8  - 
 
Here's my satisfaction survey for +Slickwraps, Inc.​ since their "Happiness Department" left me anything but satisfied. At least they're sending me the rest of the order, along with some "extra screens, for the trouble."

Maybe my co-worker will appreciate them. I'd rather see someone get some use out of my misfortune than pay money for no reason for something that was not my fault to have nothing in return to show for it. If I wanted to light money I fire, I would do drugs.
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HTC One M8  - 
 
If you are looking for a clear wrap for your phone, the +Slickwraps, Inc. Naked is not a wrap for the HTC One M8. Unlike every other opaque wrap they advertise, this one is a clear rectangle with rounded corners and holes for the camera, flash, and depth sensor. It does not reach around the sides at all, it does not include any extra pieces, and to be honest it doesn't even look big enough to reach the edges of the back plate. But, since my order was incomplete (missing the front screen protector and the microfiber cleaning cloth, as well as any instructions other than the tiny sticker on the bottle of spray) I did not even bother to take my phone out of the Otterbox to check it. I just put it back in the shipper, and am waiting for them to respond to my request. I'm pretty sure I can find a better product out there... most every company that sells the self-healing type protectors has what I'm looking for. I only went with Slickwraps because of the lens protectors (which were extra, and I am not installing now unless they make this right).

If only +GadgetWraps did +HTC products. I was VERY pleased with my Pebble.
Want an alternative to covering your HTC One M8 with a wrap or case? The clear choice is Naked, however while still providing protection and transparency. Introducing Naked by Slickwraps! A clear film in both matte and gloss finish they keeps the same look and feel as your HTC One M8 without covering the awesome original styl
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http://www.skinomi.com/sk17082-htc-one-plus-skin-protector.html

This is what I ordered the second time. See! They show an outline of the product, and they even attempt to show the product installed. No question as to what you're getting (I hope...) and no confusion as to what the screen protector covers. I've had two other Skinomi products on my previous phones... should have gone with them in the first place this time too.
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  • Marcellus Central Schools, Marcellus, NY
  • Faith Heritage School, Syracuse, NY
  • ITT Technical Institute, Liverpool, NY
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Vigo von Homburg Deutschendorf , Vigo the Carpathian, Vigo the Cruel, Vigo the Torturer, Vigo the Despised, Vigo the Unholy, Vigo the Butch
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I hold it true, whate'er befall; I feel it when I sorrow most; 'Tis better to have loved and lost Than never to have loved at all.

- Alfred Tennyson, In Memoriam A.H.H. (Canto 27)
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I have worked with some of the most brilliant people in the country on projects that most of the world has gained from and taken for granted.
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Manufacturing Engineer
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Electromechanical assembly, repair, maintenance, and operations. Electronics background, strong mechanical background.
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  • CPS
    Manufacturing Engineer, 2014 - present
    Transition Engineer at Norwich Aero/Esterline Reprocessing the process processing processes into a procedure that processors can proceed with.
  • Nesco Resources
    Maintenance Technician, 2014 - 2014
    Sperry Rail Services
  • Ensco Avionics, Inc.
    Senior Technician, 2013 - 2014
    Sr. Technician at UTAS Danbury
  • Computer Express, Inc.
    Technician, 2011 - 2013
    Manufacturing Technician at Ithaco Space Systems
  • ICM Controls Corp.
    Primary Assembly Operator, 2001 - 2011
  • Lowe's Home Improvement
    Customer Service Associate, Tool Specialist, Assistant Zone Manager, 1997 - 2001
  • True Value Hardware
    Everything, 1995 - 1997
  • Doug's Fish Fry
    Everything but cook, 1994 - 1996
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Danbury, CT - Spencer, NY - Marietta, NY - Marietta, NY - Jordan, NY - Auburn, NY
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This year's day of environmental action and awareness, coming just months before a landmark UN climate summit, is marked by a Google Doodle

Self-Browsing Chromebook
chrome.google.com

Re-rethink how you browse the web with a self-browsing Chromebook

Unicode character table
unicode-table.com

All Unicode Symbols with Names and Descriptions on One Page: ❤ ☀ ★ ☂ ☻ ♞ ☯ ☭ ☢ € → ☎ ❄ ♫ ✂ ▶ ✇ ♎ ⇧ ☮ ♻ ⌘ ⌛ ☘ ✈ ✔ ☊ ♔ ♕ ♖ ☦ ✝ ❖ ➎ ♠ ♣ ♥ ♦ ♂ ♀

Curvy in HTML5
www.flaminglunchbox.net

Curvy. Curvy is a HTML5 puzzle game using the canvas element. Just rotate the tiles so that like colors connect. No Canvas Support?! Moderni

Chrome Experiments - "Z-Type" by Dominic Szablewski
www.chromeexperiments.com

A Space Shoot'em'Up where you type to shoot. Made with ImpactJS: http://impactjs.com/

Chrome Experiments - "Jack-O-Lantern Message" by Jaume Sanchez
www.chromeexperiments.com

Carve your own jack-o-lantern with a digital pumpkin. Procedurally generated pumpkins and raymarched carving, all running in your browser!

Chrome Experiments - "Hextris" by Logan Engstrom
www.chromeexperiments.com

Rotate the Hexagon to prevent the blocks from stacking outside the outer grey hexagon! HEXTRIS is a fast paced puzzle game inspired by Tetri

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There probably isn't anyone who understands the world's biggest defense company as well as Lockheed Martin Chairman, President & Chief Execu

SpaceX: Loren Thompson's Deceit
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One of the oldest tactics in Washington is repeating a falsehood in a voice of deep conviction often enough that it eventually becomes the c

GOP Congressman Wants To Block Elon Musk From Competing In Space
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Not content with attacking the sanctity of America’s highly regarded car dealers via direct sales of his annoyingly successful Tesla electri

What it's like to own a Tesla Model S - Part 2 - The Oatmeal
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Notes and Acknowledgments. Where the gosh-darh-heck is Matt? / Dancing Matt I want to give a big thanks to Matt Harding for first convincing

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Just touch the screen so that pioupiou can fly as far as possible avoiding the cactus ! Gewoon het scherm aanraken zodat pioupiou kan zo ver

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Research Triangle Park, North Carolina, and Mountain View, California – January 29, 2014: Lenovo (HKSE: 992) (ADR: LNVGY) and Google (NASDAQ

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A showcase of creative experiments programmed in JavaScript, HTML5, and WebGL.

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Shop Google Play on the web. Purchase and enjoy instantly on your Android phone or tablet without the hassle of syncing.

Mortification
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Shop Google Play on the web. Purchase and enjoy instantly on your Android phone or tablet without the hassle of syncing.

Do not call me anymore. I called them once for a quote several years ago and if Allstate has not got the point by now then I suggest giving me a year of free car insurance to try and convince me.
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Price is right, amenities are fair, apartments are clean. Not exactly luxurious, and it could definitely stand to be updated, but I can't complain at all. The neighborhood is quiet and the courtyard is nice. I'd give it one more star if it wasn't general parking and the electrical was laid out better. Update: Okay, on my third night staying here, I've had to remove one star. I'm sure the property manager will take care of the problem or problems shortly, to which point I can give back a star.
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This place has no business using a slightly altered version of the Christian cross as a symbol on their steeple. The whole "church" is a lie, so posing as a religion stealing symbols of other faiths is not beneath them. There isn't much beneath them, really... Miscavige is a snake to begin with.
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Funny that the Google Street View shows a police officer talking with two people directly outside. Read Beyond Belief, written by ex-Sea Org member Jenna Hill, niece of David Miscavige. The church's tax exempt status as a "religion" proves nothing; it is only a shelter that prevents the law from taking action against brainwashing, abuse, extortion, and coercion. LRH was not a prophet, he was a swindler; David Miscavige is his tyrannical warlord. I'm so happy to be a Wog and an SP!
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Warning: Disgruntled Snipers On Hill Ahead.
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The Golden Era of Tech is OVER, CoB. The end of the cult is nigh!
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reviewed a year ago
Oh my, REAL Mountain Dew. Not that corn-syrup "MTN DEW" crap or the retro-branded Throwback. Real Dew in a refillable bottle... if you haven't had it lately, it tastes nothing like what everyone drinks now. Brings back so many memories. I'm going to have to stop there on the way home from CT one of these days and pick up a couple cases.
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