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Google fit is quite simply the most useless fitness tracker I have ever used. Let's ignore that it's lacking and woeful in comparison to anything else and instead just focus on its basic ability to track steps

I carry a nexus 6 with me all the time other than at my desk. I wear a moto 360 all day. I think we can agree that these two devices combined with the latest android and android wear should be up to the job of tracking steps, yes?

So today according to Google fit on both the 360 and 6 I tracked 8435 steps, thinking this to be low as I've walked more than yesterday when I tracked 11.2k steps I checked fit.google.com and it shows 11.8k steps

Now I can accept some degree of inaccuracy but inconsistency like this is just amazing when you consider that the only place fit.google.com can get it's data is from my watch and/or phone

In this case both the watch and phone are under reporting by several thousand steps, fit.google.com is also probably under reporting by what I think would be around 2k steps. 

This sort of thing isn't typical but its not that unusual either in my experience and it just leaves a bad taste in the mouth.

More and more I find myself struggling to live with some of Googles platform, they simply do not have the quality or finish required and early release innovation is not enough against established basic products!

#google #googlefit   #androidwear   #moto360  
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Ergh it's so bad! I've just started using it and it's not counting my steps at all. It's counted 11 in the past hour so it's obviously trying to do something. 
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XH558, the last flying Vulcan bomber, will be making it's final appearances at air shows this summer.

If you've never seen one of these flying, or experienced the awesome roar of it's engines, I recommend you get yourself to one of the air shows where it is flying in the next 2-3 months.  I've seen it a handful of times and will be going to RAF Cosford Air Show on 14 June to catch it flying one last time.

http://www.theregister.co.uk/2015/05/20/vulcan_xh588_swansong_grounded_end_year/

(Tenuous link to Elite: Reminds me of the shape of a Cobra Mk3)
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in memory of those who gave everything
Actress Jane Horrocks is overcome with emotion at a VE Day concert as she reads from the final letter of a dead WW2 soldier to his mother.
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looking forward to the album

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Lazy (slow) ride around the local trails
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does anyone know the IP/water resistance rating or the Pebble Time, having been using a Moto360 since October and my original Pebble when out on my bike I'm wondering if the Pebble Time is as waterproof as the original?
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Full text from the above link:

Water resistance for Pebble Time

In order to make sure it works great during sports, fitness and regular life activities, we designed Pebble Time and Pebble Time Steel to be water resistant. Our design and hardware engineering teams created a mechanical design with a water-tight seal, as well as a suite of tests to ensure that the watch would work even after being exposed to normal, every-day situations like going for a swim, running in the rain, showering or washing dishes.

Pebble Time was tested according to the ISO 22810 standard. Most other smartwatches are only rated under the less rigorous IEC 60529 IPXX scale, and normal watches are tested to a specific 'static pressure', but we felt you deserved better. In addition, every single Pebble Time watch is tested during the production process for leaks using high-pressure air to ensure the integrity of the seals (we use a fancy Swiss test rig called a Witschi Proofmaster).

In order to test the watch under 'dynamic' conditions, more representative of swimming, our engineers created a test using a swimming simulator with a machine that looks kind of like a paddle wheel. We strap Pebble Time watches to each spoke and repeatedly splash them into water to simulate swimming. With these tests completed, we're pleased to confirm that Pebble Time functions great as sport and swim watch.

It's important to note that Pebble Time is not a dive watch, though. While we've taken care to design most of the mechanical components of the watch case to withstand a depth of 50m, there is a membrane inside that separates the microphone from the outside world. It has a high but limited tolerance for static pressure and therefore limits the depth rating to 30m.

(There's also a myth out there that swimming generates a higher 'dynamic' pressure much greater than 30m. It's false - physics just doesn't work like that.)


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is this Mark realising that his 'everything everywhere' really will need everyone else to make it work, or simply that if doesn't start to look like he gives a damn about open source as anything more than a toy box to raid his desktop/phone/tablet landscape is going to end up a pretty barren place?
 
The first step in making the world you want is to behave in line with that vision. Mark apparently doesn't understand that, having spent the last years creating schism after schism in the Linux desktop world, from Mir to Unity to making their own QML API from scratch and developing a mobile UX behind closed doors separate from work being done in the broader community, he is now suggesting that all the desktop projects should work together towards a common goal.

You first, Mark. You've adopted systemd, and that's a nice step ... how about the rest of the separate silo Canonical stack? Example: Get behind Wayland and you'll have automatically given all the desktop projects a common goal, since the rest of them are already there just waiting for you.

To be honest, the way I read it, what Mark really wants is everyone to use and develop for what his team has dreamed up. That would also accomplish his proposal, I suppose. It would be just like when he was trying to convince every project to adopt not just a 6 month cycle but the same 6 month cycle that Ubuntu was championing. "You change to be just like me and then we'll get along amazingly well," is a common mantra for Mark.

Disappointment does not quite start to describe my feelings about this call to arms. It's the right message, but delivered by someone who does not follow it at all.
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Where did that lake come from! :-)
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    Information Systems and Computer Science, 1988 - 1992
    BSc Information Systems
  • Staffordshire University
    Information Systems and Computer Science, 1988 - 1990
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