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It is a new update for my phone on Google Play.

Since I don't have the Facebook and I don't use the App, I'm looking for a way to stop this new update from bugging me about installing on my phone.

I also don't want to have to install the effing app first so I can set it to not notify me when updates are available and it isn't just because It wants a whole bunch of permissions, it is the principal of the t hing.  

I am already offended that I'm not able to disable the Facebook for HTC Sense app.  All I could do was turn off Show Notifications.

Pretty sad considering I COULD (and did) disable the baked in Facebook app itself.

The phone in question is an HTC One M8 from AT&T.
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I had not thought of it from that angle.  Might be worth a try if they're really going to keep trying to shove the new piece down my throat.

It turns out it has to do with adding facebook to the blinkfeed. I actually like blinkfeed, I just don't do facebook... And the more pressure I get to join, use, and integrate it, the more resistant I become to doing so.  

Just ornery I guess.
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Gotta share.  This showed up in the email you tube spams me with now and then. 

I'm a big #pentatonix   fan.  Even managed to see them live when they came up for the state fair last fall.  So, when I saw #AviKaplan  had done a cover of #allaboutthatbass , I had to check it out.

It certainly made me laugh and I  hope you get a chuckle out of it as well.
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Spent Halloween at Dave & Joy Lang's haunted house. They've been doing it so long that it has become quite the neighborhood event.

There I am in the beginnings of an NCR Ranger costume. (Think Fallout 3 New Vegas).

Most adults did get the post apocalyptic motif anyhow.
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This year the haunted house part went all the way around the back of the house.  Little kids weren't allowed to go by themselves.

It was quite the event.
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So very true.  I should get something like this for anything I drive.
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Easter egg!
Go to Youtube.
Start playing a video.
Pause that video.
Type "1980".
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I agree with and endorse this.

I don't think they are aiming high enough though.  There isn't much talk, yet, about moving industry off-planet, orbital habitats, mining the asteroids, and colonizing the moon.

True, we you're never going to see a major reduction of population on-planet no matter how many people manage to migrate off-planet. 

But by getting people out there, we can start bringing in new resources.  And we get some of the eggs out of our basket; just in case.

But I have already wandered off topic.  Technology is the Only Hope.  Everything else leads to catastrophic (re)adjustment at some point in the future.  With more than 7,000,000,000 people on the planet today (Wasn't it just 6 billion a mere 20 years or so ago?), how can it be otherwise?

Organic farming isn't going to save us.  High-yield, high nutrition, fast growing crops that have been modified to thrive in less than optimal growing conditions; that may save us from starvation.

Power Generation - with the possible exception of people who make their living from coal, how can anybody argue that burning coal (or even natural gas) is how we should go about generating electricity?  Even if you're still ignorant enough to be anti-nuclear power, there are other alternatives that are just waiting to be used/developed (you know, technology?).  Solar, Geo, Hydro all made possible by technology.

We are not very far from a time where all that we will need to live and thrive are power and mass.  From that point on, all that will really old us back is our own greed and short-sighted selfishness. (Far-sighted selfishness, on the other hand, can actually be a good thing.)

I guess that will be enough ranting for one night.  The article got me fired up I guess.  I have known for years that technology, and the infrastructure if makes possible, are the sole reason we have the highest standard of living world wide, than any previous time in history. 

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I cannot recommend too highly an excellent article that appeared in the guardian about the concept of ecological modernism, which sees technology as key to solving big environmental problems.  

"The prophets of ecological modernism believe technology is the solution and not the problem. They say that harnessing innovation and entrepreneurship can save the planet and that if environmentalists won't buy into that, then their Arcadian sentiments are the problem…. The modernists (e.g. Stewart Brand) wear their environmentalism with pride, but are pro-nuclear, pro-genetically modified crops, pro-megadams, pro-urbanisation and pro-geoengineering of the planet to stave off climate change. They say they embrace these technologies not to conquer nature, like old-style 20th century modernists, but to give nature room. If we can do our business in a smaller part of the planet — through smarter, greener and more efficient technologies — then nature can have the rest."

The article is thorough, thoughtful, and well worth your time.
The concept of ecological modernism, which sees technology as key to solving big environmental problems, is getting a lot of buzz these days
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Not that I necessarily endorse this as the most appropriate birth control and it is by no means a prophylactic, but I am happy to see this happening.  If it helps decrease unwanted teen pregnancies, I don't see a downside.

No doubt there will be some seriously tweaked anti-choice folks.  Heck the kind of people who supported Alaska's Parental Notification Law are going to be generally unhappy about it, I would imagine.
 
FDA approves Plan B One-Step for girls 15 and older without prescription

NBC News: U.S. regulators on Tuesday approved Plan B One-Step emergency contraception for sale to girls and women ages 15 and older without a prescription and on store shelves instead of behind pharmacy counters, Food and Drug Administration officials announced.

The move, which grants an amended application by drugmaker Teva Women's Health Inc., is a separate action from a federal judge's ruling earlier this month that ordered the Food and Drug Administration to make the so-called "morning after pill" available to all girls and women of reproductive age, including those younger than 17.

More from NBC News here.
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I am SO liking this one.  

If I wasn't done raising kids, I'd start using it myself.  Hell, I may just modify it enough so I can.
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They sell these by the case at Sams.

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I'll have to give this a try and see how close it is to the Rockstar one I had yesterday... 
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Prepare to be boarded!

Aarrrrr!  Tis ye olde tradition known as Talk like a pirate day.

Drive yer friends and family crazy with badly done pirate accents and sayings.

And if ye be Pastafarian, may this holy day be a good one for ya; filled with Pirates and Hookers.

Ramen.
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This is is hideously, hilariously, horribly true.
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