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How can I make my wife's Google Now device, that is across the house from me and too far away for me to hear its responses, stop taking precedence over my Google Now device that is right next to me? I wake up much earlier than Betty, so when her device responds to my requests, she hears the news narrated while she's trying to sleep, while I'm wondering my my unit is just sitting there looking dumb. It was even worse one morning when I needed help waking up, and told it to pay a songlist of energizing loud music... I even made a point of only training MY device to recognize my voice, so Betty's device ought to be in "guest mode," and shouldn't be responding at all during her "do not disturb" hours. Meanwhile, my device often responds with an extremely soft voice like what I programmed Betty's unit to use during "do not disturb" mode. My device is at my desk. a soft voice isn't necessary on my device.

If anyone answers this, I have another question. How can I get my devices, including my phone, to coordinate their responses, since reminders generally make a lot more sense if they come from my phone, which is with me if I leave the house, rather than my Google Now, which remains on my desk. Further, when my car links with my phone, sometimes it responds to "Ok Google" and sometimes it responds with its own voice-activated menu system that has no artificial intelligence. There is nothing more frustrating that expecting Google's AI to respond, and instead, getting Ford's Microsoft menu system tell me how to enter menu choices I will never remember...
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Do Not Disturb mode continually reasserts itself on my Nexus 5. I make a daily routine of checking to be sure that do not disturb mode has not been re-enabled and it still doesn't prevent me from missing calls. I have even reinstalled the operating system, trying to start fresh to fix this problem, but it still automatically turns on "do not disturb" mode, always causing me to miss important phone calls, alarms, and appointments.
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Five years ago it was no big deal to look up driving directions and then send them to my daughter's phone with one click from Google directions. Now I have to fight with Google because it thinks I must not be me since it thinks my desktop computer is somewhere in Europe (even though I have location services turned off).

Once I get Google to provide the information, it only wants to forward the directions to my phone. It also has the capability of forwarding it to my car, but it doesn't recognize that my car has a GPS directions system built-in.

It seems the more advanced technology gets, the less useful it becomes.

Google used to provide lots of useful ad information before they started overriding my static location with whatever it gets from my VPN.

A VPN is a necessity for security since Trump demolished our Net Neutrality security protections. I don't attempt to hide my location. Google knows my home address, and they know I'm disabled and I don't travel.

My static home location will always be more accurate than whatever Google thinks it can figure out. In addition, I purposely select a VPN server that is located close to my home (within a hour's drive from my home), but the service that owns that server is in Europe, which I'm sure is why Google keeps reporting currency values in Euros, temperatures in Celsius, distances in Kilometers, and no longer allows me to look up phone numbers of local businesses without wading through businesses in Plymouth, UK, Plymouth, Mass., and other towns named "Plymouth" around the world before it finally shows a business entry in Indiana.
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After a brain injury, I find I get so many emails that are not important, but which use up my limited productive time. I have the same difficulty with paper mail. I wish it was easier to recognize which items are receipts, which items may require my attention such as a payment due or an information request deadline from a Government agency or from my insurance.

It seems nothing insurance related is safe to ignore yet most mail I get that is insurance-related is spam. I use up all my functioning capacity on things that don't require my attention so that things that are important are much too easy to neglect.
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How we can save our Social Security system for every future generation
Roosevelt Signing the Social Security Act (1935) I've been talking about the age-inversion crisis facing our nation for over 20 years as the number of retirees receiving Social Security benefits exceeds the number of workers supporting them. SS was designed...
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DMCA, DRM, and the destruction of creativity and human rights
The courts are overdue striking down the Digital Millennium Copyright Act. It has been the most destructive impediment to human rights and modern culture ever passed into US law in my generation, and it has created an outrageously out-of-control monster of ...
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1) Before you leave the optometrist's office, make sure your glasses fit well so that the lenses are not making contact with skin or eyelashes. 2) Develop the habit of handling glasses by gripping them at the bridge (over your nose). 3) Never use paper or u...
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All temperatures displayed in Celsius, which is not useful for people in the USA. Also having to override locations. I don't travel. My computer is NEVER in the UK or the US East coast, yet my location keeps showing up either as New York, New York or Plymouth, UK instead of Plymouth, Indiana. Since the US Government foolishly rejected net neutrality so that ISPs can charge more money for less service while spying on their customers, a VPN is necessary for security. PLEASE don't use my server's location, because my server location hops all around the world several times a day, but I'm always here in Plymouth Indiana. I don't want to see temperatures in Celsius, distances in kilometers, prices in Euros, or search results and advertisements in German. They just don't help me.

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Went to the lab to have blood work done this morning, and was given this form to sign. Apparently, there was no timing issue. The lab didn't have any record of this test having been performed within the last six months, so WHY would they require signing a f...
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Google keeps identifying my home desktop computer as a different device almost every time I log in. I sent them this comment after an attempt to find a resolution for this problem failed, triggering their burdensome second-factor verification protocol because they (again) falsely detected that I am using a "new" device.
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My problem is that you misidentify my device and my location (by continent) every time I log in. My desktop computer is identified as a new device almost every time I log in, and my detected address jumps from Europe to South America and even South Africa occasionally, making many of your services less usable, because responses tailored to a detected location in Germany is of little value when I'm in my home in Plymouth, Indiana. (Plus, I don't speak German.) I'm disabled. I rarely leave my house, and if I do, my location is rarely outside of a 5-mile radius of my static home address. Even when you correctly identify my location as being within Plymouth, you frequently locate me several miles from where I am. Location services don't work, in my experience, it wastes battery life to enable GPS, and I wish you would just use my static home address in all cases.
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Earlier today, I got this message when I tried to use a "login with Google" link on a web page:

"error: access_denied, error_description: Impersonation - Bad mac"

This problem has been going on a long time, and though I have reported it before, it has not been resolved.
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