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Why is this still going on? Oh yeah - the white guy thing...
The Malheur takeover in Oregon has quashed or delayed several important research and ecological restoration projects.
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So this is huge (if true...)
The Twitter image of the email seems to have disappeared from the Science news article and from Twitter, so here it is. edit: hmm, I can see it on my phone, but not on my laptop. Could be a cache thing?

(Thanks to for keeping a copy, where you can find the usual warnings that this is not confirmed or released etc.)

Personally, I would be totally :-D if the team put the paper on the arXiv, like all other sensible astrophysicists did. I don't think the glossy mags would pass up a chance to publish one of the major findings in physics merely because there was a preprint, no?

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...and then there were 7. RIP Ed.
Edgar Mitchell, one of just 12 human beings who walked on the moon, has died. He was 85.
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To be fair, the vast majority of samples are totally OK - and really, we just sigh when we see it. And we do see it, every single time. My favorite was the hash balls stuffed into the buds. They looked like rats had wiped their asses with them. But that was totally down to, like, dirty trim scissors, man, really, honestly... <headdesk>
Providing laboratory samples that are more representative of marijuana lots.
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Sitting here refreshing the LA Times live results from Iowa - Hilz has a 0.2% advantage with 89.5% of precincts reporting...
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Whaaaaaaaaaat?! Systemless root AND seamless(-ish) stock OTAs??

Madness, I tell you!
FlashFire v0.26 - Marshmallow and OTAs

The new FlashFire update is finally here! This is the first version of FlashFire compatible with Android 6.0, and yes, it does OTAs!

Note that this update focuses mainly on Nexus devices and their capabilities, since most of my other devices aren't up to 6.0 yet.

Nexus OTAs and root
If you are using SuperSU in systemless mode (the default) on Android 6.0, and you haven't modified the kernel, /system or /vendor, just let Android download the update, but instead of clicking install, open FlashFire.

If all goes as planned, FlashFire will detect the OTA, and offer to generate the actions for you. Just hit "Flash" afterwards, take a minute to make an offering to your deity of choice, et voila! Booted and rooted.

I've personally tested this procedure going from the earliest 6.0 version, OTAing in several steps to the very latest update, while keeping root, on the Nexus 5, 5X, 6, 6P, and 9. The Player (because X86) and Pixel C (because ChromeOS leftovers) are currently not supported.

Full firmwares
There have also been significant improvements to flashing full firmware archives (and rooting in the process). Several more archive formats are now supported, as well as several more partitions.

However, please do not flash any of the new BETA Samsung 6.0 firmwares with this yet unless you are expecting to soft-brick and/or lose all your data. They are hard to flash and prone to (soft)bricking even with Odin and need more testing.

Please note that backup and restore have not been tested as extensively yet on 6.0 as flashing OTAs and firmwares. There haven't been any specific issues with this during testing either, though.

Many users had trouble flashing Omni, CM, and their derivatives on old FlashFire versions. A number of issues influencing this have been fixed, and I've flashed Omni and CM to several devices without issue. However, you should position a Wipe action before the ZIP flash, and make sure the "Mount /system read/write" option is enabled.

The UI does note both these things, but people rarely read. I don't even know why I'm writing this :)

I expect to release another update rather soon, as there are some more small things I would really like to adjust/fix ASAP. However, today is OTA day, so here we are.

You can follow the link in the box below this post to give Google's awkward beta system a try, and see if you can convince Google Play to give you the download. I have seen this work once, I swear. (Seriously, I do recommend doing this, though it may still be offering you v0.24 for a few hours).

For this once, I've also made the APK available from my own server, though you shouldn't consider this a permalink:

There will be many. This is a fairly massive update to a fairly complex tool that runs on a fair number of different firmwares and devices, doing pretty much exclusively things that fall outside of the supported API. Things are going to break, and you get to keep all the pieces.

As Google+ comments invariably turn into a beepfest of spam and foreign languages, I mostly ignore them. As usual, the thread on XDA is where it's going on:

- (C) 2016
- Archives: TAR: Fix MD5 warning if no MD5 signature found
- Archives: Added option to ignore MD5 mismatch
- Archives: Added support for Huawei Bootloader packed image format
- Archives: Added support for MSM89xx Bootloader packed image format
- Archives: Added support for Motorola Bootloader packed image format
- Updated embedded SuperSU version to v2.67-3 - Root must be SuperSU or (CM SU + Permissive)
- EverRoot: Enable on boot image modification, if currently systemless
- Firmware: Display partitions in the correct order
- UpdateZIP/OTA: Support progress bars
- UpdateZIP/OTA: Fix several issues with flashing Omni/CM
- OTA: Work-around apply_patch freeze
- OTA: Detect downloaded OTA and suggest flashing
- Partitions: Added various partitions
- M: Fix clear cache not working fully
- M: Update partition detection
- M: Toybox compatibility
- M: Fixed native graphics library
- M: Fixed sdcard mounting
- M: Relocate systemless SuperSU during setup
- M: Do not remove boot image backups and su image on wipe
- M: UpdateZIP/OTA: offer to restore boot and recovery image before flash
- L: UpdateZIP/OTA: mount /system, /vendor and /oem as r/o if unmodified
- L: Backups: Use RAW mode for unmodified /system, /vendor and /oem partitions
- Backups: Use RAW mode for partitions where the filesystem cannot be detected
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You have to wonder if this is what Debbie Wasserman Schultz was trying to prevent all along. The Clinton camp...
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+Peter Hopkins I see what you did there ;)
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Classy move, Chase

Green Flower Media’s CEO and founder Max Simon wrote in an email. “As a media company that disseminates educational information, this feels very much like a First Amendment violation. We were 100% approved and compliant, and now they have decided to cancel our account just because they don’t ‘support’ the content of our media.”
Cannabis and banking have been at odds since legalization first touched down in Colorado and Washington — but now, a Chase Paymentech business account has been shut down because the company, a media organization, likes to talk about cannabis. Cannabis media group Green Flower Media announced over the weekend that Chase pulled their account after after only four …
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+Pat Reynolds I guess there isn't any truly "neutral" services. Somehow, if you provide a service to someone or some company and the media decides that that company is bad. Then by some stupid association, you are also bad. =\ 
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This is how you lead a country...

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Watch Face to Face with the Prime Minister, a special CBC News presentation in which 10 Canadians with diverse backgrounds and viewpoints from across the country question Prime Minister Justin Trudeau face to face, alone in in his office, behind closed doors. 8 p.m. on CBC News Network and; 9 p.m. local time on CBC TV.
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I've taken some responsible innovation and sustainable development MOOCs; he's looking for long term solutions. The interview with the small business leaders is one I have to check out yet. Apparently Trudeau satisfied his concerns.
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