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I remember being introduced this band's music when I was a little boy with my dad playing their albums all the time. Listening to Abe thump the base, Alex Acuna on the percussion, Harlan Rogers, and Hadley Hockensmith burning up the strings. Aahhh man...this takes me back. Listening to this makes me forget about everything going on around me. The groove, charisma, talent and chemistry that this band has is unreal and unmatched. 

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I've been saying this ever since the M8 was released. The level of HTC hate I've read online is insane. To make it worse you have the experts who always make the same idiotic comments about "All HTC needs to do is make a phone like the renders, get rid of the black bar, add xyz features and it'll sell like hotcakes". Just beyond stupid.
And the bashing continues... I think the online android community has contributed to HTC's demise

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The One M7, M8 and M9 all had some pretty good hardware. Arguably, they were each at or near the top of their respective classes. Yes, the camera was an issue for some throughout. However, the bashing they took from the interwebs was unlike anything I've ever seen. There are idiots that to this day still don't understand the "black bar", how it relates to the layout of the Boomsound speakers and why HTC couldn't just make it go away. But social media and many reviews sites still put the devices on blast each season for it. Many phones don't undergo radical changes year to year. Apple, Samsung, LG, Moto, Sony all come to mind. But HTC was lit up far and wide for refining their design rather than reinventing it. It was almost like a coordinated attack. One quip would pop up and within days every review site added fuel to the fire. It was like watching a terrible match of the children's game "Telephone". HTC has never had great marketing and certainly pale to Samsung and Apple in reach. They stood no chance to hold back the onslaught. Honestly, the tech "journalism" community is highly complicit in HTC's tailspin. The M-series of One devices should have been enough to reverse their fortunes. When Joe Consumer turns to the reviews (and his/her tech friends influenced by same reviews) and sees these non-issues overblown it distorts their perception of what is a fine device when judged on its own merits. It's been disgusting to observe the piling on and has greatly altered my view towards many sites. Even this latest device, the A9, and how "Apple" it appears. Many of these criticized design cues draw from the M7 which Apple later adopted in their aluminum bodies.

Malachi 3:6 KJV
For I am the Lord , I CHANGE NOT; therefore ye sons of Jacob are not consumed.

Deuteronomy 4:2 KJV
Ye SHALL NOT ADD unto the word which I command you, NEITHER SHALL YE DIMINISH OUGHT FROM IT, that ye may keep the commandments of the Lord your God which I command you.

Deuteronomy 14:22 KJV
Thou shalt truly TITHE all the increase of thy SEED that the FIELD bringeth forth year by year. Continued.. , the tithe of thy CORN of thy WINE and of thine OIL, and the FIRSTLINGS of thy HERDS and of thy FLOCKS;

I'm just trying to figure out how some church folks will accept being told they should pay tithes with money, when clearly it NEVER WAS MONEY! The most high Yah does not change so clearly he never changed his commandments concerning tithing from agricultural items to money. So whomever decided to make modifications to this (which is forbidden), you are a con artist, you're not saved, and you need to repent. Whomever still teaches the false practice of tithing with money, you are ignorant. Whomever listens to the ones telling you this lie, you are brainwashed.

Oh before someone pulls the classic "They didn't have money back then" retort, then explain this.

Deuteronomy 14:25 KJV
Then shalt thou turn it into money, and bind up the money in thine hand, and shalt go unto the place which the Lord thy God shall choose:

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I'll wager that HTC and Valve have created the best VR solution so far. Seriously...LOOK AT THIS!!! The possibilities are unlimited with the HTC Vive. Just imagine when they incorporate dynamic environments where you can feel the heat, wind, cold or smell the scents of things in your environment! They are just getting warmed up with this thing.

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I know I'm not the only one, but I'll take a pork chop over a steak any day. Especially if it has the bone in it and fat around the edges..

I think I've made my decision on my next toy. I'm going with the new 1080p Chromebook from Toshiba. It was between that and the Nexus 9. Since I already have my Xperia Tablet Z which is still working like a charm, I don't really need to replace it at this point and it's still doing a wonderful job for media consumption. I know there are some initial growing pains with the Nexus 9 (which is expected), that didn't affect my decision to go with the ChromeBook instead. 

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This is me after coming home from the Cheesecake Factory and realizing I left behind the carry out bag on the table I was sitting at......and it has my slice of cheesecake inside it.

My challenge to test your deductive reasoning and logic. In this scenario, you are a manager for a franchise. The rules are as follows:

1. At the beginning of the current business day, you are to deposit 10% of the earnings from the prior business day.

2. The earnings are to be taken to a specific bank at a specific location, without exceptions.

An event occurs where the bank has been destroyed from either natural disaster or human error.

Based on the established rules, what are you to do with the earnings for the days following the destruction of the bank?

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