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I have the original Kindle Fire HD 7, not rooted. I had put the chrome Beta app on it a long time ago and the, apparently old, versions of Google service framework and login service.  After it factory reset itself in the night for no apparent reason, I put it all back, thank you dropbox.   It's been working for a long time.
Now Chrome claims it needs to be updated but the regular version of Chrome in the Play store doesn't seem to want to install.  I noticed several versions in the Play store but I don't know which one to try next.
Has anyone tried any of them?  Or have a line on a newer, if not current, version that will work?

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Let's cut right through the edge of this mountain to put in a four lane interstate  highway.  What could go wrong?

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There are some great gigs coming up this summer in the Twin Cities for those of you who like your music on the darker side, or for those of you who like your music with just a touch of geek. I'm looking forward to all of these.

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From the Newsroom... N.S.A. Phone Data Collection Is Illegal

"In a 97-page ruling, a three-judge panel for the United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit held that a provision of the USA Patriot Act known as Section 215 cannot be legitimately interpreted to allow the bulk collection of domestic calling records."

The bulk phone records program traces back to October 2001. After the Sept. 11 attacks, President George W. Bush secretly authorized the N.S.A. to begin a group of surveillance and data-collection programs, without obeying statutory limits, for the purpose of hunting for hidden terrorist cells. Over time, it evolved.

“Without commenting on the ruling today, the president has been clear that he believes we should end the Section 215 bulk telephony metadata program as it currently exists by creating an alternative mechanism to preserve the program’s essential capabilities without the government holding the bulk data.”

It is not clear what other bulk data collection programs the government may have... though we can all probably take some great guesses.


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A hawk takes down an rc helicopter

FH!  My Kindle Fire HD factory reset itself for no apparent reason.

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Am I the only one just finding this?

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Did you know that Taxi Cab companies are trying to end Taxi Neutrality? They are saying that restaurants and bars are freeloaders profiting on their infrastructure, and they plan to drive customers to restaurants at 5mph unless that particular restaurant purchases a high speed customer transportation service from them. And that's in addition to the normal cab fare you already pay.

In addition, straw manufacturers are trying to end Straw Neutrality, arguing that juice bars are freeloading on their product, and want juice bars to pay them for a premium beverage suction plan for transporting lemonade from the glass to the customer's mouth.

Airlines also want to end air travel neutrality, arguing that touristic destinations and hotels are freeloading on their routes, and want hotels and vacation destinations to pay them to fly customers there. And that's in addition to the air fare you already pay, of course.

Do any of those sound absurd? Well, that's because they are all totally made up. I just invented them. But something very similar is happening on the Internet, and this one is true: internet providers are trying to end Net Neutrality using the exact same logic: web services will have to pay them to be able to provide a service to you. And that's in addition to the normal price you already pay for internet access.
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