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Howdy. The name's Michael Crider, and I hope you've noticed that I've been hanging around here for the last year or so. I'm a web writer and general geek,... by Michael Crider in Features, News, What We Use Series
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The funniest desktop setup I ever saw! 
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A friend of mine saw the German Navy Jack from WWI hanging in his daughter's elementary school classroom, along with modern flags for US and Germany. The original was used on German warships from 1903-1919, among many other older German Empire uses. It's strange to see it in that context, and he's worried that it might be a subtle neo-Nazi symbol. If anyone has knowledge of the modern neo-Nazi movement in the US or extreme nationalism in modern Germany, specifically associated with this flag, I'd appreciate the information. 
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I can only tell something about Germany today, so: The iron cross is a symbol with a very ambivalent history and still used as a motive in the army ("Bundeswehr"). But it's always without the three strips. Combined it's a neo nazi symbol or at least very very right wing. It's often a replacement for the other flag with the same colors and another kind of cross (Swastika). The reason for this is that german laws strictly forbid any use outside of historical terms. So there's no way this flag represents anything from the modern democratic society in Germany. It's - in our definition - a historic symbol.
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"OK Google, listen to Chicago."
Playing Chicago soundtrack
"Wait Google, how did you know I meant the movie and not the band Chicago?"
Shoot baby you know I know you
"Um. Okay."
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"Trust me on this, little girls. I was raised on a ranch with real horses. Their capacity for defecation is astounding." 

Have I mentioned lately that I love my job?
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+Michael Crider​, you sir, are a nut. And I love it. That was fun to read, bravo! 
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Sometimes I'm almost glad that so many politicians, business leaders, and religious authorities are completely corrupt. So many, in fact, that it's essentially safe to assume that they all are. There's a great comfort in knowing exactly who to trust, even if the answer is "nobody."
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I got a lot of compliments for the Ichiban custom LEGO sets I featured in the What We Use and gift guide posts on Android Police. If you want some of your own, get an order in NOW: the store will close down PERMANENTLY in less than five hours. 
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My desk is clean today. This is an occasion worth documenting. 

My approach to technology blogging is kind of like using one of those NASA Mission Control workstations. Except alone, in my apartment, on a giant machine I assembled myself. But I do have spaceships, so, yeah. 
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+Artem Russakovskii Ergotron Triple LX monitor stand. The stand and the screens together weigh about 60 pounds. There are some SERIOUS counterweight springs holding up the mounting bar. http://www.ergotron.com/ProductsDetails/tabid/65/PRDID/128/Default.aspx
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Whenever we get pitched a new Free2Play Android game, the decision whether to even look into it is simple: if IAPs are above $30-50, especially the $99.99 level, I close it instantly. There are rare exceptions, but this is a great rule to go by.
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I made this Android Police wallpaper for my Nexus 6, and figured that someone here might like it. 2560x2560, should look good on any Android device released so far. It's based on this wallpaper from DeviantArt: http://delta909.deviantart.com/art/Folds-348877239
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Hmm. This would look awesome with the Ingress logo, too. New wallpaper, get!
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Imagine having to spend 24 hours screening local talent for a Yakov Smirnoff impersonation contest. That's April 1st (and apparently the day before) for tech journalists.
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In Soviet Russia, local talent screens *you!*

...Don't worry, you'll be fine. If there's one thing the internet is bad at doing, it's being original.
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"It’s a little hard to take Kirt McMaster seriously at first. He tends to run on his own schedule, and when he shows up 20 minutes late for a meeting on a recent weekday, there’s not so much as a mention of his tardiness, let alone an apology."

“We’re putting a bullet through Google’s head.”

"McMaster says. “I should be able to talk to the phone and say ‘Play that song’ and the f—ing song plays with Spotify. It doesn’t do that today.”

"An engineer who taught himself to code at age 8, Kondik has a graying, receding hairline. He is as understated and measured as McMaster is brash and impulsive."

"Despite McMaster’s belligerent tone..."

Also remember http://www.androidpolice.com/2014/12/19/emails-from-indian-court-docs-show-cyanogen-oneplus-relationship-ended-poorly-cyanogen-ceo-is-kind-of-a-jerk/?

I don't know about CM people, but I sure as hell wouldn't want someone like that to run my company, and I hope I'm never going to come off like that.
A brazen startup has a very real shot AT busting up the world's smartphone duopoly.
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Horrible people working for a horrible company. After asking for a manager to solve a problem, without being uncivil in any way, the lady at the counter threatened to call the police if I didn't leave. Avoid at all costs and use UPS or USPS instead.
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