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Nathan K.
Do good, do evil, or do nothing. Only two are acceptable.
Do good, do evil, or do nothing. Only two are acceptable.
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I just saw a meteor burn up in the atmosphere, at 9:49pm PST, in the sky East of Mountain View, California at about 20-35 degrees inclination above the horizon.

Am I seeing things, or did something really enter?
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From my ride today.
The Junction Motorbike Cafe. Mines Road, Livermore.
(Pixel XL dynamic horizontal panorama)
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I've been saying this for decades. These stickers have as much teeth as shrink-wrap or click-through EULAs.

My RROD Xbox 360 could have been alive right now. I wonder when cars and motorbikes will be covered...

(I recognize the situational irony in that statement. But this is what we've come to. See: Library of Congress DMCA exemptions for automotive repair, or those $20k manufacturer diagnostic boxes licensed to repair shops just to reset your oil light.)
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My phone wasn't detecting buttons (and was having autodetection issues) with this TRRS 4-pole extender. No wonder. This is just false advertising. >:(

+Fry's Electronics , you've let me down. Maybe I should start doing 3.5mm cable analyses too.

More silliness: Cellet Products says "Do Not Return It To The Retailer" on the package. Well, they're not the only one trying this stunt.

Returns to end-retailers are one of the ONLY ways manufacturers will get the message to fix their products. Retail outlets hate sending products back. And the Manufacturer is on the hook for contractual reimbursement. Too many returns -- they get pulled off the shelves.

That's why Manufacturers try all these tricks to avoid it, and stall out customer returns. (I can name one particularly well-known manufacturer that is doing this, with a known-bad product...)
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Someone non-technical in my family: "You took this apart for me and told me I needed to replace the battery. I took the battery out and it's not working now. Can you fix it?"

Me: (-‸ლ)
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I want this.

+Microsoft , if you want a customer, I'm first in line. I'll even put down a deposit.

#USB #TypeC #USBPD
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The prototype Pixelbook sleeves are complete. :)

The one on the left is a basic pouch. The one on the right has a protective dust flap, a design I originally came up with for my Surface Pro 3.

I will add one note: this fabric was EXPENSIVE. $40/yd. But now my gear is completely bespoke and one of a kind. Totally worth it.

I still have a couple feet of cloth spare to work on other designs. +Benson Leung , +Grant Grundler -- let me know if you're interested in one, or can think of any ideas for improvement!
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How to know your sewing supplies are old:

A 33yd bobbin of 100% Polyester thread is marked "Made in W. Germany" and has price sticker of "Sugg retail $1.40".

Hopefully these Pixelbook sleeves will tear down the wall between Windows Surface Pro users and ChromeOS Pixelbook users!
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+Ken Shirriff 's labor of love. :)
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So.... about Lake Tahoe.... yeah.
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