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...and then a post that +Derek Ross had +1'd showed up in my feed (a feature that can't be turned off!!!!) and caused me a huge #GameOfThrones spoiler when I'm only half way through the 3rd book and I'm all like...
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+Derek Ross Don't worry about it bro. It is not your fault. It is just life. :P
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+Derek Ross Please check out the priority notifications and Do Not disturb settings to let us know how that has changed in the M Preview. I saw it mention on the Big letter 'M'.
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::: Extraordinary Fairy Sculptures
by: ROBIN WIGHT at: http://goo.gl/eSrZmI

Robin Wight, a UK-based sculptor that works primarily with stainless steel wire, has mastered the creation of enchanting and dynamic fairy sculptures that seem to dance in or struggle against the wind.

::: Discover More at: http://goo.gl/eSrZmI

#Art   #Sculpture   #Fairy   #RobinWight  
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My wife: I missed the turn.

Me: that's OK, now we can stop at little Cesar's for a hot'n'ready (joking).

My wife: oh, we need toilet paper!
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+Russell Holly +Android Central One of the best 810 analyses I've seen.
 
Early findings on M9 / 810 - anecdotal thermal and throttling stuff.

For a primer, the only other phone out there with 810 is G Flex 2. So that's going to be one of our main points of comparison. And no, this isn't about trashing the M9, it's about evaluating Snapdragon 810. I like the M9 just fine so far.

Relevant figures: S810 - 4x A57 CPU cores at ~2GHz, 4x A53 (low-power) cores at ~1.6GHz.

Tools: Geekbench CPU stress test (not publicly available), Seek Thermal IR camera, my eyeballs / hands, CPU-Z for monitoring core clock speeds.

G Flex 2 exhibits probably some of the most aggressive processor throttling of any smartphone in existence. A CPU stress test turns 2 of its "high-power" A57 cores off within two minutes to keep under LG's set thermal ceiling, and within another few minutes, the remaining two A57s go into limp mode at 384MHz. During this time, the A53 low-power cores stay active at the full 1.6GHz. Once the A57s are in limp mode, the A53s are doing basically all the heavy lifting, and the phone slows down a lot. This is because LG is doggedly managing the internal temperature of the phone, even in benchmarks.

The M9 exhibits similar behavior under a CPU stress test, but seems to have a higher thermal ceiling under "ordinary" usage than the G Flex 2, so the throttling is less aggressive. The A57 cores, under high load, all stay active, but in no time during my testing did I observe them above 1.7GHz (1728MHz to be exact), despite being rated for 2.0GHz... which is kind of concerning. For the first few minutes, the A57s bounced between 1GHz and 1.5GHz playing thermal hot potato while the A53s stayed locked in at 1.6GHz (as on the G Flex 2). After a few minutes, though, as temperatures rose to what I'm guessing is HTC's thermal ceiling, the A57s slowed down to 900-1200MHz, then to 800-1200MHz, then to 700-1000MHz, then to 600-900MHz. Eventually (maybe 10 minutes in), the A57s all just dropped to 633MHz and stayed there, indicating limp mode was achieved, and the A53s were doing most of the work.

Now, a CPU stress test isn't actually a great way to generate external heat. The best way to make a mobile device hot is to run the GPS and cellular radio a lot (download an app, use navigation) or in some cases work the GPU playing intensive games. The CPU stress test shouldn't really get a phone all that hot because the main source of heat is being very actively controlled by the CPU governor to keep temperatures down.

The point of this test is to show that, when bogged down with heat-soak contributed to by other components, the Snapdragon 810 will resort to pretty aggressive throttling, and do so relatively quickly. A Snapdragon 805 in the same situation will throttle some, but the comparative loss in performance will be substantially lower.

Because HTC has left the M9 basically un-governed in benchmark apps, it's hard to tell how much the throttling impacts CPU performance statistically. It's quite happy to run Geekbunch CPU bench loops until it hits 115F+ (46C) external temperature, which is pretty warm. The G Flex 2 has managed thermals even in benchmarks, so it takes a 40-60% single-thread performance hit and a 30%+ multi-thread performance hit once it's at that thermal "ceiling," but the temperature doesn't get very high at all.

For a control, a Snapdragon 805 in a Note 4 was used, and that device experienced maybe a 10-15% single-thread drop and a 5-10% multi-thread performance drop when running through the Geekbench 3 CPU cycles.

The peak temperatures aren't really important so much as the mounting evidence that Snapdragon 810 just isn't a very good high-end chip in something as small as a phone. The thermals require aggressive CPU management in daily usage that effectively neuters the processor during extended usage or high thermal load situations (navigation, high data consumption, high screen brightness, etc.).
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Google Art Project Chrome Extension

If you'd like a little more art and culture in your life and you're a user of +Google Chrome, this extension is for you. This extension transforms your new tabs in Chrome into beautiful works of art.
Art Project masterpieces from Google Cultural Institute in your browser tabs
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So I watched the +Oculus press conference and though I love the product it was excruciatingly awkward. There was so much pausing for applause that wasn't there. It seems everyone is trying to do Steve jobs first iPhone style epic press conferences. That just doesn't happen.

Consequently I've decided some tech company needs to hire +Will Ferrell to do their press conference and not say anything till it starts. It would be EPIC!
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Thanks to +Android Police and +Artem Russakovskii who opened the tap on the 2015 Nexus leaks, I am now thoroughly Nexus info starved. I was hoping it would hold out another month or two, but no! they had to go and get things riled up. #Jerks ;-)
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So true
 
Your competitor can copy your work, style or your procedure. But, none can copy your Passion.

If you hold it firmly, the world is yours.

Be Passionate and stay passionate!
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Old Rasputin. Quality beer for a quality night. #oldrasputin

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+Derek Ross​ have you experienced this charging issue on your nexus 6? I'm really getting tired of it.
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Apparently. It's not every time, but it's often enough that it is very disrupting. 
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I'm a technology enthusiast with the heart of an entrepreneur.
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I'm a true oklahoman. I graduated from Oklahoma State University with a degree in Electrical Engineering and from The University of Oklahoma with an MBA.  I'm currently employeed by Lockheed Martin and work in the Oklahoma City area.  Where will the future take me? That I'm unsure of, but I've got a few ideas.
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  • University of Oklahoma
    Masters of Business Administration, 2011 - 2014
  • Oklahoma State University College of Engineering, Architecture, and Technology
    Electrical Engineering, 2002 - 2007
  • Edmond Memorial High School
    1997 - 2002
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The Cashier stole from us: When my wife and I buy something we enter our transactions into the YNAB at that time. We entered a transaction for 11.81 for our 4/24/15 purchase. When we looked at our CC statement, we were charged $13.81. The cashier entered a $2.00 tip we never approved. It may only be $2.00, but if someone does something that dishonest I wouldn't trust them with anything.
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This place is brand new and they are SPECTACULAR. We are getting it close to once a week now. The food is very clean and not at all greasy like most Chinese food. It actually reminds me of Pei Wei. They also advertise no MSG which is HUGE for a Chinese Restaurant. Additionally, my parents happened to discover it at the same time and sent me a text recommending it without any mention from me. I honestly can't say enough about this place. Even the prices are great. Give it a try, you won't regret it.
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