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I know that this may seem kind of simplistic and naive of me to ask this question, yet my knowledge of HS physics hasn't helped much:
Say I have a cable output from an electric guitar, and instead of plugging directly into an amplifier, I connect the guitar's output to a coil and then to the amplifier. What would happen to the signal if I move a magnet near the coil?
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+Shreyas Jv​, suppose I do position it in a 90 degree angle where it's movement would generate current when no current is passing through the coil.
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Is there any way to create an iso or some backup of my system in such a way where I can reinstall without much hassle in case of drive failure or a similar event? Or am I better off just doing backups of my text config files?
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If you run btrfs or zfs you can snapshot a fresh install. Or just snapshot before making changes and revert it if it goes sour. 
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Is there a way to split the "java" folder in android studio into s sub-folders? Sorry if this is a stupid question, but I can't find an answer online…
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src/main/java is a folder which is the "root" of the java code, i.e. you can use standard java packaging:

src/main/java/DefaultPackage.java 
src/main/java/com/package/ClassInPackage.java

The class DefaultPackage will be in the java default package (discouraged), ClassInPackage will be in a package called "com.package".
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Every hammerhead build that I've tried deletes gapps when flashed, and each and every time, I have to flash the gapps again and add my Google account again. Note that only gapps, Google account and contacts are removed, everything else stays the same, so how can I fix this? (I'm using TBO gapps, provided by the makers of this ROM). 
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The problem is really that people don't read. It's common knowledge on every lollipop ROM that gapps need reflashing due to updater/backup scripts in the aosp code.

Why this post is still active is a mystery to me as it has nothing to do with DU literally at all.

Want a solution, make your contacts Google contacts. Use a third party email app so you can easily back it up with titanium it helium. Get on Wi-Fi when you plan to flash. Problem solved
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I'm thinking of getting a single-board ARM-based computer to use as a server, instead of my 550W beastly desktop computer.
Though my problem is I know not much about the single-board-computer market.
I'm sure that I'll use Arch on it, it'll function as a mail server, (mostly) static webserver (lighttpd with some scripts), IRC server (ngircd+an IRC services package), and lastly a MPD stream server (which for it I'll need to connect a SATA II drive, either through a USB adapter or some built-in option).
Another consideration is price, I want to keep it as low as possible…
Here are some options I've thought about, please tell me if I've missed a better deal…

Note that in terms of shipping price, the humming board is the cheapest in relation to where I live.

TL;DR:
Best and cheapest option for web, IRC, mail and MPD server with an option for a SATA II HDD (via USB adapter or built-in option/connector). 
23 votes  -  votes visible to Public
HummingBoard-i1
4%
HummingBoard-i2
0%
HummingBoard-i2ex
4%
Raspberry pi 2 (B+)
78%
Banana pi
13%
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Just got an Odroid C1 the other day. ;-)
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I'm sorry if this has been asked and answered before, but, how often will the official builds be updated? I'm currently trying to decide if it is worth the hassle and time to try and build the ROM on my PC…
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+Kevin Minions I already stated that above… though if it was too long: I want to know if it's worth the hassle to try building the ROM on my PC…
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I have an idea but don't know if it'll work, here it is anyway:
So, say I have a coil between my guitar and amp, how would moving a magnet inside/near the coil affect the sound? Is this idea worth pursuing? Or is it utterly dumb?
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Latest hammerhead nightly had constant SystemUI FCs, currently I'm on stock again, any known working nightly that I can try tonight?
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+Yegres Neerg​ but this has nothing to do with BlissPop…
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I've moved to this ROM today from DU, and to be honest, it's the best ROM I've tried in a while…
I have two questions though:
1- Any idea as to why AudioFX keeps crashing on start?
2- Will you implement CM whisperpush? Or is it an upstream issue (CM still didn't implement it). 
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Nvm, I got audiofx to work
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Is it OK of I have android studio and the SDK in /opt and I make them and their sub-folders RW from my user?
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Depends how big your /opt is AS and the SDK are big and bloaty and can fill it up. I just install it to /home
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I'm thinking of getting a single-board ARM-based computer to use as a server, instead of my 550W beastly desktop computer.
Though my problem is I know not much about the single-board-computer market.
I'm sure that I'll use Arch on it, it'll function as a mail server, (mostly) static webserver (lighttpd with some scripts), IRC server (ngircd+an IRC services package), and lastly a MPD stream server (which for it I'll need to connect a SATA II drive, either through a USB adapter or some built-in option).
Another consideration is price, I want to keep it as low as possible…
Here are some options I've thought about, please tell me if I've missed a better deal…

Note that in terms of shipping price, the humming board is the cheapest in relation to where I live.

TL;DR:
Best and cheapest option for web, IRC, mail and MPD server with an option for a SATA II HDD (via USB adapter or built-in option/connector). 
252 votes  -  votes visible to Public
HummingBoard-i1
1%
HummingBoard-i2
1%
HummingBoard-i2ex
4%
Raspberry pi 2
79%
Banana pi
15%
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minnowboard.org
Pi 2 would be a great dual boot with Windows and Linux.
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I don't know if this is an upstream issue, and shouldn't be reported here, but DSP manager induces an annoying stutter sound on any effect change (DSP, equalizer, bass-boost…), and it happens in all modes (headphones+speakers)…
And with all audio sources. 
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+Max Weninger it is meant to me listened to on some speakers, not headphones, that's why I use the equaliser…
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I'm a teenage PC geek (not the typical Windows/Mac user).

I listen to Rock,Hard Rock, Psychedelic Rock,Metal,Hard Metal and Death Metal.(mostly a Metalhead!  \m/ ).
I play the electric guitar (and yes I play in a band).

I also strongly support Linux,GNU and Open Source/Free Software.

I'm an Agnostic Atheist.

And well that's mostly who I am.(may change this in the future...)

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