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Is there anyone out there working on adding comments to Ghost? Or is that simply "outside of scope"? I know there are third-party systems (Disqus etc) out there but keeping content local is critical to me. It's something I'd be willing to work on, but I don't want to duplicate someone else's efforts (really, I don't even want to take it on by myself either).
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I think I saw that on their Trello
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Maybe I need to spend more time exploring it, but so far in every direction I've tried to explore I've found exactly zero useful features in the Photos beta. It seems to actively discourage any sort of organization or categorization. On what planet is this a replacement for Aperture?
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+Jonas Grimsgaard, whether it was Apple's intention for Photos to replace Aperture or not may be questionable. However, Apple's email last week to me and other Aperture users clearly stated two things. First, Aperture will shortly be removed from the App Store. Second, Aperture users should migrate to Photos. Now you can parse the words and make an argument that Apple did offer the user the option to keep using Aperture. But to what end? And what would be the alternative? The exact text stated, "When Photos for OS X launches this spring, Aperture will no longer be available for purchase
from the Mac App Store. You can continue to use Aperture on OS X Yosemite, but you will not
be able to buy additional copies of the app."
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OK, this is literally giving me a headache. How can I get a person's posts to no longer show up in my stream if that person is in a community I follow? Is my only option really to leave the community to get away from the posts of one idiot? What the frack happened to "ignore"?
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I guess complete blocking is the only way?
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Remembering Loma Prieta. 5:04

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If you had asked me, twenty-five years and a day ago whether a seismic event measuring 6.9 on the Richter scale would change my life, I am sure the answer would have been «of course.» Two days later, I would have laughed and said it was silly, that it was just an earthquake. While a little exciting it wasn’t something that changed me. There were other people whose lives were really and directly affected by the Loma Prieta ‘quake, and you should b...
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How do I send a txt using hangouts if that person has not texted me first? Seems like I can either start a hangout with some minute subset of people in my circles, reply to a txt, or make a phone call.

What I've been doing is opening up gvoice and sending a text to someone to initiate the conversation, then opening hangouts to wait for a response. This is quite unwieldy compared to the process for gvoice.

I must be missing something obvious. Seems like a dumb question but I haven't been able to figure it out so I guess it's a dumb questionER.
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You need to seperate the two accounts... Go to Settings, SMS, and select "Account to show SMS in" then select SMS Only Account... Now from the main menu you can select SMS or your Google account, select your Google account and enter the number or select your contact and it will send via GV, select SMS from the main menu and you can send via your carrier's SMS service.
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So I've finally rooted! What can I safely delete? That's what I care about: getting rid of the Google shovelware.
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OK, I am giving up.

However, this has been a very valuable process. It seems absolutely certain that the issues I’ve encountered are due to having a device which has the absolute bare minimum memory to run Jelly Bean and the stock apps. Running any other software (alternate launcher, alternate keyboard, 3rdparty music player) is simply too much for this poor little device, and it is memory which is getting starved.

(I did a lot of testing with Auto Memory Manager and setting priorities. I was in fact able to get Maps to freeze by changing the app priorities. Without going in to painful detail, I am certain of my "memory starvation" hypothesis. Actually, considering the amount of repeated testing I think we can safely call it a theory.)

I knew when I bought the Coolpad Flo that I was testing the Android waters. I tried a few years ago with a Droid Incredible (original) and went back to iOS because I really disliked the device. There are a number of reasons I'd rather have an Android device, but with my earlier experience I did not want to jump into a $600+ phone blindly.

This Android experience has been full of fail. However, I'm confident in saying that the vast majority of the problems I've encountered are due to RAM starvation, not due to the platform itself.

I'm not yet 100% convinced that my next phone will be Androidish, but other than these fully-explained issues I'm favorably impressed with the differences between Gingerbread and Jellybean. I am however convinced that my next phone will be purchased pretty soon, whatever it is. When I say I'm "giving up" I mean I'm giving up on the Coolpad Flo, not giving up on Android.

+Bruno Suric, I especially want to thank you for your help. I'd be remiss if I didn't add how grateful I am that you didn't dismiss my questions with "why even bother with that crappy hardware?" And no one else did either.

Now that I've said it, feel free to go ahead and deride my choice in hardware. :-)
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+Smart Launcher is the best Android launcher I've used. Sadly I'm on Jelly Bean, which means the "Pro" version doesn't work right (won't remember settings including  whether it is the chosen launcher after reboot.) It's still the best launcher I've used even without widgets, the ability to rename and assign icons to categories, or use gestures.

But when I put it that way, I really ought to be looking for another launcher, huh? Or a device that can run something other than Jelly Bean.
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https://splicer.com/2015/07/27/why-im-not-listening-about-vaccines

Wow. Worst preview ever, Google Plus.

Anyway, this is: Why I'm not listening about vaccines.
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A couple of things I'm struggling with as I'm setting up my pump.io instance. Thinking it would be cool to have a lexicon of some sort to that I can start speaking the language and asking the non-stupid questions instead of the questions I have. Anyhow:

What is a firehose? Is that just a name for a public stream?

And: how do I make a publicly accessible site stream (for public posts only, of course) or a directory of users on the site (again, some sort of privacy control is important).

The bigger discussion is: how do we create greater "discoverability"?

I don't want to have a social networking node that has no way to provide at least a sampling of the content on the site. I'm sure I'm not the first to try to wrap my head around this, so pointers to earlier discussions would be appreciated.
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Is creating an nginx proxy to node.js trouble I don't want to get into for creating a pump.io site?

I'd very much like to create a pump.io site, but I'm concerned about trying to have another webserver on the same machine as a node.js site, and I don't have spare servers just sitting around without stuff already running on them.

I guess can get a cheap separate linode to run it if dealing with making node and nginx cohabitate is a problem.

I appreciate any feedback, and would like to call this question to +Evan Prodromou's attention as well.
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Well, I just said "screw it" and rented a Linode to get pump.io set up without having to proxy through a webserver. Forces me to learn more about node, so that's a good thing.
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I think I discovered the cause of my dead reed…
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I thought it was a spider also.
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Hey sorry that this is a question about the release version rather than the beta, but here's my question:

How do i get the "music visualizer" ad to stop popping up? This is annoying enough to make me want to ditch my favorite music player. Really really lame to have pop-up ads on the paid version.
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Here's my suggested "pro version pop-up ad" policy:

When the developer of a "pro" app has a new app or a new version of the current app, ONE pop-up announcement is appropriate. When dismissed, it never comes back.

That means no pop-ups for anything you did not develop, and no repeats. Not everyone may be so tolerant, but I appreciate when a developer of a product I like lets me know about new products they have developed. But NOT repeatedly.
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I have to echo the earlier reviewer. It's annoying to bring one's recycling in and be told that they aren't accepting plastic or glass, only aluminum. That's about a 50/50 chance. Edit: I'd previously written, "However, hold time if you call them is usually less than five minutes so calling ahead isn't really a problem." But today I called ahead at 3:00pm, spoke to a representative named Jackie who put me on hold while she called a supervisor at the South Shore Alameda location. She assured me that the supervisor had informed her that glass, aluminium, and plastic were all being accepted and that I was "good to go." On arrival (about 3:30) I was informed that the glass bin had filled up at about 11am and that they would not accept the glass bottles I'd brought. My suspicion is that the employees supplement their wages by posting a sign saying that they aren't accepting one material, knowing that many people will redeem what they can and abandon the rest. I have no real evidence, but I'd rather believe that than believe that their phone-center customer service is a sham.
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