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It's just plain broken.  For what used to be a great app and very functional, is now a source of frustration and disappointment.  Google did a great job of getting me hooked on using Navigation, and then pushed out this mess.  Several times I've just given up using Navigation because it just would not work right.
 
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Ok, here are few to start with.  Route Options.  This option is now buried and difficult to get to.  No Google, I don't want to use that shiny new toll road right up the street.  It is bad enough that I can't set 'user preference' to always avoid toll roads.  Now, I have to start Navigation, pull up a destination, it shows me the route, tap Back, Route Options, Avoid Tolls, Done, tap route, Start.  BLEH!

Speaking of routes, alternate routes are now buried instead of having an option on the screen to view them.  Yes, the UI is cleaner, but less functional and not as intuitive.  To get alternate routes when navigating and quickly see the differences in time/distance, tap Back, tap Back, view cards.  I could tap Back one time and then slide through the routes on the bottom, but the data is no longer on one screen.  Oh, but it is pretty, clean and smells like roses.

And how about actually navigating, something is messed up with their position estimation algorithm.  The blue position indicator now has me sliding through intersections I stop at, sliding past turns I take and running off the road when going around curves.  I'm not usually watching the screen when navigating, so what alerted me to these issues is the frequent re-routes and invalid navigation prompts.  The app thinks I've gone past my turn so it re-routes (quickly I might add) and prompts me to take the next turn.  Then it realizes I'm not where it thought I was, re-routes again with another prompt.  It got to the point one time with so many bogus re-routes I just turned off navigation.

But turning it off was another issue because something was buggy and it would not let me cancel, then the app crashed.  Nice.

Navigating to contact addresses requires more taps
No more layers
Cross-street lines are now too dim to see in night mode
After navigating to a destination it used to close the app after arrival, now the app continues to run and keep the GPS on draining the battery.

These are just a few off the top of my head.  Enough from this grumpy old man.  ;)
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I've seen in screenshots of cmupdater the option to take a backup before installing, however I don't have that option. Any ideas why? I'm continuing to use ROM Manager for backups/installation because of this. 
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From the article:
"The American public needs leaders who can speak to a more robust concept of prosperity and statecraft that reflects the reality that adults are more than simply laborers, and children need far more than simply more schooling. Americans need more discussion of what it means and what it takes to develop healthy future generations."
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Watched this recently.  Good talk about the real change we need in government.
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Yep, we've been doing our best to avoid BPA.  The receipt vector was a new one on me.

http://www.ewg.org/bpa-in-store-receipts

Just FYI - Whole Foods doesn't use BPA coated receipts any more
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We have enough information to know that something is going on with respect to GMOs in the food chain.  Due to the uncertainty and risk, we do our best to avoid GMO products.
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Finally found my Astrid replacement!
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All I need is a simple PDF splitter. Why does every link on the Internet point to some bloatware installer?!
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