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"If we review the take-off periods studied by long-cycle theorists – the 1850s in Europe, the 1900s and 1950s across the globe – it was the strength of organised labour that forced entrepreneurs and corporations to stop trying to revive outdated business models through wage cuts, and to innovate their way to a new form of capitalism."
Without us noticing, we are entering the postcapitalist era. At the heart of further change to come is information technology, new ways of working and the sharing economy. The old ways will take a long while to disappear, but it’s time to be utopian
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This is a rather win-win solution, I think. Unfortunately . . . it doesn't actually work (trying to sign up, it just refreshed the page instead).
Introducing Contributor by Google. An experiment in additional ways to fund the web.
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+Jace Hernandez Hopefully, hopefully. I just tried again today and now I get "Would you like to be notified when Contributor is available in your country?"
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In LL#43 Joe mentioned that one isn't likely to dual-boot on a phone; that's definitely true and not really possible on most devices, but! If you have a supported device and are geeky enough to want to try it, MultiROM actually makes dual-boot quite simple.

In fact, not only does it make booting and such quite easy (all you have to do if you have a supported device is make sure it's unlocked and rooted, then install the Android app from the Play Store), but it even makes adding Ubuntu Touch quite trivial. You literally just select it from a menu and tell it to take care of it! This should work pretty much perfectly on most Nexus devices and similarly widely supported devices, although I've only tried it out personally on my old Nexus 4 (which I triple-booted with Android, SailfishOS, and Ubuntu).

On the broader point though, Joe is definitely correct. These days it seems like Android is in the mobile space where Windows was just a few years ago in the desktop space. That was even a recent thesis of an essay by Vlad Savov up on The Verge: http://www.theverge.com/2015/6/8/8748359/apple-music-android-windows-wwdc-2015
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This looks cool, thanks for sharing
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"Windows Phone 8.1 devices will be upgradable to Windows 10 Mobile. Oddly, the blog post says that this too will be a time-limited upgrade. A little uncertainty surrounds the Windows 10 Mobile upgrade process. When announcing the Windows 10 editions, Microsoft said that it would be handling the updates for the phone platform...Unsurprisingly, further 'clarifications' since then have said that the carrier involvement is not being eliminated. As such, the Windows 10 Mobile update process is likely to be essentially identical to the Windows Phone 8.1 process, with all the frustrations this implies. The company did publicised a plan at WinHEC earlier this year, codenamed Project Milkyway, to ensure that users receive each update with 4-6 weeks of its release, but this is merely a goal and not a concrete promise."
The eligibility for the different variants has also been published.
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Definitely no 1040. There should be no need for a 1040 if MS nail the camera in the 940. Look at how good the G4 , Note 4 and S6 cameras are now. I don't think that MS can afford to have their best camera in a compromised device.
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In the last PSC, +Ted Salmon was dismissing the current-gen Moto G because of the low 1GB of RAM. As if on cue, Google has announced the highest-spec'd Android One device yet, launching in Turkey, and yup, it does have 2GB of RAM (and a 64-bit processor, even).
Today Google announced that it has officially expanded Android One to Turkey. The launch represents the program's debut in Europe, and brings the total count (so far) to seven countries. Android...
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Too costly in this spec..
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I've mostly gone over to my Nexus 6, but powered on my Moto X just to see if it's gotten Lollipop yet. Nope.
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+Malcolm Bryant I'm not really using it. I bought it as a "spare" when a previous phone was in for repair before the phone I was waiting for had been released. It only gets switched on once in a while.
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"So if they expected unmitigated solidarité after their staff was machine gunned (while planning their participation, it should be noted, in an anti-racism event), they were surely disappointed when non-Francophone writers who hadn’t previously heard of Charlie exploded with denunciations of its racist intent."
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"This is the point at which you should be banging your head on whatever wall or desk is closest."
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Listening to LL #42, and wait, did I just hear Paddy say that you couldn't tell Android to never auto update? That's not true at all! Although as shown, personally I have it set to the opposite (I have unlimited data and all that jazz).
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At least on my phone, I changed the master password to my google account to something else whilst using my laptop.  I can't access any google services since doing that.  And it really helped me.  
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Suggestions for compact portable batteries?

I've carried around an older model of http://www.amazon.ca/Astro-Ultra-Compact-Lipstick-Sized-Portable-Technology/dp/B005X1Y7I2 for some time now, and it's reasonably helpful--actually moreso for the sake of others; my N9 lasts for days and my Nexus 6 wirelessly charges at my desk at work. But it was never the fastest at charging, and I can only assume that newer devices (including from the same product line) are better. So I'm considering buying one, but first I figured I'd check with the PSC community and ask, are there any out there folks would highly recommend or strongly warn against?

To be clear here, I'm mostly thinking of very compact ones like the Anker Lipstick models, which is purportedly 9.5 x 2.3 x 2.3 cm (don't have mine with me today to verify). But do feel free to try and argue me into getting a physically bigger model if you feel it's worth it!
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"SANDERS: In asking that question, what you are already conceding is the fact that we are losing the foundations of American democracy. What you’re basically saying is, Senator, do you think it’s possible to compete in a national election with billionaires buying candidates? And the answer is, I don’t know…It is a very sad state of affairs. What you are implying — which is true — is that it may be too late..."
An interview with the Vermont Senator about the coming presidential race.
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This is good news because good people perform better when they are being challenged. I have yet to see a Republican candidate that offers a serious challenge for 2016.
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"Microsoft lost around 12 cents per phone, even before the costs of marketing and R&D are even considered."
Microsoft could be about to write-off billions of dollars related to its Nokia phone business acquisition. In a filing with the US Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) last week, the software...
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+Harry Myhre Hah! That's some accurate prognostication there.​ Pretty much the only new operating systems developed since then that weren't Unix-like were the OS that became Symbian, and Windows NT (and NT originally had a POSIX subsystem, even if the rest of the OS wasn't designed as such, although that went away starting with XP).
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