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My Pixel 2015 has been a joy. Except for the odd crashes in the past, and now, a battery problem. I'm on the Stable channel, with Android apps. Everything seemed wonderful, but suddenly I'm getting only 4 hours of life with a full charge. Which I can live with. I guess. But a powerwash last week seemed to solve the trouble, and the smug sense of success lasted until this morning. Again, 4 hours is the max.

I'm not very technical. I certainly don't have anything to go on but guesses. But is the battery failing? Or is this edition of Chrome 55 got some Pixel bug? I'd blame the Android apps, but I just removed them, and nothing has changed.

If the battery is under the right front corner, then the battery is warm. But I don't feel swelling.

Thanks in advance.

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I came across the article while working on a global warming story.

Fiction is falling behind fact.

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A Christmas novel, with a different Jesus.

Available exclusively on Amazon/Kindle.
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What does the SF writer receive when he turns 60?

60 aliens, of course.
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What embarrasses me is how little I knew about the issue. Now I 'feel' informed.

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This is a concept easy to use inside a science fiction story. Probably less easy to deploy in real life.

That said, I have my doubts about the effectiveness of my Target-bought bike helmet. Cyclists are told to wear these tubs, but besides reducing the chance of skull fractures, I don't think the plastic and Styrofoam offer much beyond an over-inflated feeling of safety. The fact that someone makes a device that is 6 times more effective than what I use daily should be alarming to everyone balancing on two narrow wheels.

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There's about 4 good SF stories suggested in this article. The pig hunt alone gives me notions.

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I've run for 43 years, and I never knew that I had to run two feet above the ground.

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Two takeaways:

I hope I'm a rat, not a mouse.

And crap, that runner in the photo sure gets far off the ground when she strides.

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For me, the best takeaway isn't about the difficulty of achieving this technology, which I already appreciate. Or the long wait before any large corporation is willing to risk its value in the real world. That point is obvious enough. No, the sweet moment is the idea that I can buy a small do-dad to clip to my bike. A transponder, in essence, telling the cars around me that I am here and I am a weak little man on two skinny wheels and please don't run me over.
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