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I imagine this will be me when I eventually get to playing it.
 
So I started Fallout 4 and after never playing any of the previous games, I'm all like:
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Wonder if this would work well on a Raspberry Pi Zero? Still haven't figured out a good use for my Zero yet.

Anyone have suggestions on kits to look at or good places for a new Pi owner to start?
Android has long been available on desktops in some form, but it has never been done right. That's going to change later this month with Remix OS.
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RetroPI seems to be the "Hello, World!" for new RaspPi owners, from what I hear.
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Great piece on the discussion of pay in the workplace. I know I always feel awkward when the discussion even dances close or around the topic. Though I always thought, as the article states, that it was against the law to discuss pay compensation. 
Whether I was working as a barista or a paralegal, the story was the same: My employers wanted me to keep my mouth shut about money.
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I agree with you completely.
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Not sure where I got this or who previously posted it, but damn if it isn't good! I'm just going to substitute this for the actual movies from now on.

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 A little dated, but something fun for Friday

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Thanks to +Phil Nickinson for this share. Pretty good insights into how the US carriers continue to screw over their customers.
 
Just watched this after reading +Russell Holly's piece on +Android Central

Just unbelievable...

Yet I'm not surprised.

Hi from Sweden BTW :)
I'm currently using a prepaid with 6GB LTE, unlimited Voice/SMS/MMS that costs $29 for 30 days (Comviq).
Once I'll have the necessary official documents, I'll likely switch to Tele2, 20GB LTE, no pre-paid voice (I barely ever call in normal situations), $17.59/month.

I think that's about average for Europe nowadays.
In France, we noticed this year a dramatic decrease of prices at the same time as the buckets were been multiplied by 2-5x.
It surpassed Sweden now I think.
Networks become ever faster, data cheaper in the old continent.
Most country have strong regulations, and competition seem to produce results.
Central/East Europe has been ahead for several years on all that.

Despite the US had a head-start with 4G LTE, customers are now stuck with carriers who appear to have agreed on the idea to keep data buckets small and progressively find ways to charge more for about the same thing - or at least not following the actual changes in needs.


I think however that video streaming services or even mobile OSs should, system-wide offer a setting to define a preference with data usage/quality over mobile networks.
I love high quality stuff, I would stream everything to max (video and audio bitrates) unless I'm close to my quota limit.
People who prefer saving data would adjust this unique setting to a more conservative setting.
Apps could limit themselves to lower bitrages, browsers could inform in HTTP requests to servers to offer more compressed versions of images.
A system-wide capability would be quite efficient rapidly.


In a way, the leading content providers are responsible of the current situation. I personally never understood how the resolution setting works in YouTube Android app. Is it reset every time you leave the app, or for each new video? The behavior might have changed a few times with updates.. not sure. Maybe you know?


Content providers push for higher quality and anything that will encourage you to watch more content, which is expected (and desirable if you are a content producer as well, like a YouTuber)
A typical example of benefit with higher bitrates introduced recently is the popular 720p60 and 1080p60 options now available on the mobile apps as well.
It looks awesome on phones and tablets, the smoothness provides a superior experience even when your eyes are tired after a long day of work, this count as an innovation. Well, sort of, it's just only catching-up with TV standards ;)

Deep packet inspection to spy on your communication and selectively apply throttling is not however. It's a regression.
Or maybe +T-Mobile would praise China's great firewall as an innovation equally?
China has been known to not block many international services but slow them down enough or make them unreliable so that they're not competitive with alternatives.
Not all that different..


So don't be naive.
Everyone who thinks "but it's fine you can just disable it" is IMHO so credulous it is embarrassing.
Disabling Binge-On means you can't use unlimited data for partner video services you already pay as part of your contract.
Not disabling Binge-One means your network connection is analyzed and crippled.
Basically, in every case you are ripped-off.

If you don't believe me, pick a random country in the world, see how much is charged for the equivalent of your current mobile contract.


Those are my notes for carriers in Sweden (they might become obsolete quickly)
http://pastie.org/10676712

Technical side note (since I've not seen anyone mention it)
Throttling as T-Mobile does it is a battery-life killer.
Instead of downloading bursts of content as quickly as it can and allow the radio to enter sleep or IDLE states, your phone's modem will continuously download those slow-down packets in order to try to give you a decent quality video, wasting huge amounts of energy in the process.
Yep, innovation!
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Loving this idea. Whenever I go to discard a device, I think about this fact. Rarely is the hardware bad or broken, but more so just no longer as good as what is currently affordable and available.

(Side note, really wish websites would start adding "share to Google+" buttons.)
Nascent Objects wants to change the way we build and consume gadgets by making them modular.
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Bring it on. I just had to throw away an entire AV receiver because of a single defective chip. 
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I think +Tshaka Armstrong sums it up nicely
 
YES YES YES!!!

Stephen Strange bang, dead on!! Even down to the Eye of Agamotto.
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I've been on G+ now since almost the beginning, but I've never really gotten the hang of it or done much to become more engaged. I'd like to work on that, so I'm finally updating this part of my profile.

I don't do well with talking about myself, but I'll give this as best a shot as I can.

Lists are easy right? We'll just make a list that describes me.

Things I like:
Books (though I have moved on to a digital reader for the sake of convenience)
Reading books (not the same as liking books in my opinion)
Movies (love to get lost in a good story or in lots of action)
Music (I believe that the music we listen to defines us)
Gadgets (I'm a total gadget geek. I keep up with as much as I can when it comes to the gadget and technology world.)
Playing sports (I'm highly competitive and can really get into the game. However I don't enjoy watching sports as much, unless it's a group setting.)
RPG's (I recently discovered tabletop and role playing games and really enjoy them. I've only gotten to do two campaigns of D&D, but hope to find the time to join a group soon)
Going for a drive (I love to just go out, with the windows down and the music up, and just drive.)

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I'm sure I'll come up with more eventually

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Built 4+ custom computers, only took 10 years to get a 4 year degree!
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