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John Lawson
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Sorry to spam, but if anyone's interested, I'm selling my LTE Chromebook for $900 (delivery included) in the US. Just a heads up before it goes on eBay. It's in excellent condition bar a scuff mark on the inside of the base. No 1 TB space; might be able to transfer the in-air WiFi and Verizon LTE though?
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A little guide for anyone looking to edit code remotely with a code editor like Caret.
 
Editing a codebase on a remote server from Chrome OS
Here's a quick post about how your Chrome OS device, in developer mode, can edit a codebase on a remote (e.g. university, personal) server as if the code were local. And you don't need to install Crouton or any Linux partition-esque things to do so. This al...
Here's a quick post about how your Chrome OS device, in developer mode, can edit a codebase on a remote (e.g. university, personal) server as if the code were local. And you don't need to install Crouton or any Linux partitio...
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Just use https://www.neutrondrive.com/ with Neutron Beam and you can edit remote files without going into Dev mode.
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Hi all. So I'm starting to wonder if I've got a dodgy 64 GB Pixel or something. I've powerwashed, reinstalled Chrome OS, been on beta and stable, and always seen horrible lag on Gmail, Google Music, Google Maps, G+, etc. And it gets bloody hot (I know this is common). And Google Music can't play back music without crackling if you do anything else apart from the music (just starred an issue about this, apparently it was 'fixed' in November...).

Everyone else talks of fast, silky-smooth operation. I am increasingly frustrated this was a $1500 machine at which point you look at the MacBook Pro and sigh. I do love the Pixel when it's good... but when it's bad...
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I agree you have a hardware problem there it looks like you have a lemon sorry to hear that. They should be able to help because I know Google wants to know how their engineering went wrong ,,,,they are good like that jus§ keep calling and writing....»»»]]]^¢€€
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Very cool, thanks a lot!
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Do you reckon Maschine 2.1 will play nicely with a 256 GB i5 Surface Pro 3? Very tempted.

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My Pixel is now down to $850 on eBay, free delivery, grab a bargain :)
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+John Lawson what a drag. Sorry to here that (not that your Pixel is available but that the buyer was an idiot).
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Won't they be obsolete by the time the price drops to $500? You would be something better, faster, cheaper at some point in the future.
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Editing a codebase on a remote server from Chrome OS
Here's a quick post about how your Chrome OS device, in developer mode, can edit a codebase on a remote (e.g. university, personal) server as if the code were local. And you don't need to install Crouton or any Linux partition-esque things to do so. This al...
Here's a quick post about how your Chrome OS device, in developer mode, can edit a codebase on a remote (e.g. university, personal) server as if the code were local. And you don't need to install Crouton or any Linux partitio...
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Weird - the Pixel has been skipped over twice in a row now for Stable channel updates. Wonder what's going on.

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I switched back to Beta for that very reason.
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I love my Pixel for work, especially with its Crouton to cover all bases. But to create and play music, it's a sad waste of resources. My aging PC laptop is currently bearing the responibility of a) running a "DAW" to record song ideas, and b) running "soft synths" that let me plug a MIDI keyboard into the laptop. The quality soft synths are what demands computer horsepower. Almost all companies limit their music software to PC and Mac. Also, you need very little latency between keyboard presses and sound generation to play soft synths.

So I'd like to prompt a discussion to solve this. Here are all my brainstorming ideas for how to harness the Pixel's power for music-making (with its i5 core):

1) Run WINE on my crouton's Ubuntu and have access to Windows programs. Con: WINE will have latency issues and general complexities
2) There are a few music applications for Ubuntu etc, but extremely sparse compared to the PC/Mac arena. Running Portal in Steam on Linux natively shows what power there is there, unfortunately almost untouched by music software companies.
3) Dual boot Mac OS or Windows 8 with some crazy hackery; not even sure if this yields a usage result, or if it's just proof of concept...
4) Write HTML code that will allow me to plug a keyboard into a Chromebook, that pipes MIDI input into a packaged app, that runs virtual/soft instruments. Con: most difficult option and perhaps impossible right now regarding MIDI....?
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Ubuntu studio is one I haven't tried yet. Mainly there's not the variety and strength on Linux - not even for paid stuff.
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Research scientist and graduate student
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  • Iowa State University
    PhD research assistant, 2013 - present
  • University of Utah
    Research assistant, 2011 - 2013
  • University of Manchester
    Research, 2011
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Stockton-on-Tees, UK - Reading, UK - Norman, OK - Salt Lake City, UT
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Meteorologist. Made in England, est. 1988.
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PhD candidate at Iowa State University. I'm researching severe weather in the Great Plains of the USA. I enjoy football (soccer), cycling, photography, philosophy, and music.
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First Class Master of Meteorology (Uni of Reading).
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  • Iowa State University
    PhD Atmospheric Science, 2013 - present
  • University of Utah
    MS Atmospheric Science, 2011 - present
  • University of Reading
    MMet Meteorology, 2007 - 2011
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