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Dustin Fontaine

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What is the most annoying recurring issues for you guys? Mine is:

"Halp I deleted [vague description of document] off of the [Letter of mapped drive]!!! Urgent!!! (not sent as high importance - this part isn't annoying it's just funny to me).

Mind you we outsource multiple clients and while I've gotten my way around some of the odd apps they use, I am of course expected to know how they track budgets and projects and all that good stuff. Before we came in one company had IT doing W-2's so yea we put a stop to that real quick.

Anyway you guys see how my morning is going. What about you?
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DragonDon Belmore
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When windows update tells you to restart but it can't because windows update is still running... :/
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+Stuart Thompson I ended up rolling back to Windows 8.1 because of that vague windows 10 error message. There was no way to determine the cause of the problem so it was just easier to go back. 
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DragonDon Belmore
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Has anyone else gotten an unknown device show up in their Android Device Manager?

This "SAMSUNG-SM-N900A" (from an utterly not-mine Wireless Carrier) ust popped up when I was reviewing my Dashboard activity.  Creepy related news,  Happened to someone else, exact same phone:  https://productforums.google.com/forum/#!topic/webmasters/5FFnvRiK3P8

Last week, I saw a Note 3 show up, changed my password.  Creepy  related story, same thing happened to this other guy: https://productforums.google.com/forum/#!msg/play/Z3nUC7dy_JE/FEGW6789i7EJ

This can't be a coincidence...two people have the exact same thing happen to me?  Something ain't right.
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DragonDon Belmore
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Well shit.... This can't be good....
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+Craig Humphreys Yeah....kinda creepy if you are a conspiracy nut though....meh, my used X200 tablet doesn't see anything serious enough to warrant them monitoring my habits or finances ...LOL
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Szén János

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Did someone get windows 10 updates?
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DragonDon Belmore
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What happened to flash in Chrome/Chromium?

In case you were wondering....

https://blog.chromium.org/2014/11/the-final-countdown-for-npapi.html
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Raymond Anglada

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will Wal-mart Hisense Chromebook beat Samsung Chromebook 2 ? 
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DragonDon Belmore
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You get a patent, and YOU get a patent!
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Ermmmm.... aren't they just copying good guy Elon Musk?
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DragonDon Belmore
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Dammit +Google+ , when are you going to give us Groups in our mobile contact app???!!!  Really hard to find brand new business contacts.....(I know it's not G+ specific but as close as I can get....)
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DragonDon Belmore
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Not that I need any more reason to rag on Apple but this is getting ridiculous.

https://www.defectivebydesign.org/wheres-apples-integrity
When we say people and groups lack integrity, we mean that they're corrupt and deceitful. Similarly, when computer scientists say that a file lacks integrity, they mean it's been corrupted: unintentionally or maliciously modified. Apple's recent decision to impose Digital Restrictions Management ...
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Dale Modisette

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Published on Jul 21, 2015
When it comes to Internet speed, the United States can't seem to keep up. So, which countries have the best Internet connection? 

Learn More:

Akamai's State of the Internet Report 
https://www.akamai.com/us/en/our-thinking/state-of-the-internet-report/index.jsp?WT.ac=s "State of the Internet shares an informed view into online connectivity and cybersecurity trends and metrics, including Internet connection speeds, broadband adoption, mobile usage, outages, cyber-attacks and threats."

Obama Pledges to Bring Broadband Internet to Poor Households
http://www.nbcnews.com/tech/internet/obama-pledges-bring-broadband-poor-communities-n392836 "President Barack Obama has unveiled a new initiative as part of his pledge to expand high-speed broadband access to all Americans. Speaking from Durant, Oklahoma, the president on Wednesday introduced ConnectHome, a pilot project to help "close the digital divide" by bringing broadband to poorer communities."

South Korea's Internet Is About to Be 50 Times Faster Than Yours
http://motherboard.vice.com/blog/south-koreas-internet-is-about-to-be-50-times-faster-than-yours "You'd think as a global superpower in the information age the United States could manage to get internet speeds above a crawl. I mean, we invented the thing. Yet the US barely makes the top 10 fastest wireless connections worldwide, and pales in comparison to the current leader, South Korea."
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Duke Carico
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The race to the bottom continues . . $169 gets you a #chromebook  running #windows10  
What is a Chromebook if it doesn't run Chrome OS? A Cloudbook, apparently. That's what Acer's calling its latest Windows 10 laptops, two inexpensive machines with the kind of minimal storage space...
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Raymond Anglada

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samsung chromebook 2 vs wal-mart's budget Hisense chromebook you'll be surprized who is the winner 
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+AJ Reissig I wasn't trying to be critical just somethings I have noticed when watching videos when they film monitors.
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DragonDon Belmore
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Speech Recognition, who's done it on Windows 7 successfully?  I'm blown away at how well it generally seems to work for Android but on windows....such a PITA.

I used to be able to get it to open applications but ever since I installed the Macros option, now it just recognizes the commands and ignores me.

i.e. "Open notepad++" gives me the response of "run application" and then nothing.  Not even so much as a HDD twitch.  Just the annoying 'beep' that it recognized that I said something.

I found this: http://www.techprobex.com/2013/06/turn-your-computer-into-jarvis-from.html  And thought....why the hell not?  What annoys me is that it will easily recognize the "Wake Up Jarvis" speech but not a damn thing else!  And now, I can't even type in notepad(sigh...yes, after manually opening the program).

Man.....if I reboot and this starts working again.....
Learn to transform your computer into JARVIS from Iron Man by installing the JARVIS software (for windows 7, 8 and 8.1)
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Ah, that wasn't it....had to create a new signing certificate.  Bit of an odd requirement really.....meh.  Moving on.
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Dale Modisette

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Published on Jul 30, 2015
Green Bank, West Virginia hosts the world's largest radio telescope to search for aliens. It's also a sanctuary for people who believe electromagnetic fields are harmful.
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Soon to be known as "The American Town with the more NSA/FBI/Insert-your-own-lettered-agency-name-here wire-tapped town in America" :/
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DragonDon Belmore
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Yeah....pretty much
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^_^ nice:)
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Peter Lee

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Each year, BitDefender.com does an overhaul of their entire line of home user security products for Windows, Mac OS, and Android. As BitDefender Antivirus gets ready to launch their new product offerings for the year 2016, they are now seeking out top notch security Beta testers to assist them in perfecting their new line of security products.
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DragonDon Belmore
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This is awfully damn useful!
 
You probably want to click this.
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Josh Unwin

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Fellow Droid's, if you're not already please consider running BOINC on your phone/tablet.

It's a processing power crowd sourcing app much like the various desktop ones you can get (fold@Home, asteroid@Home etc) but for Android.

You can choose one or more projects to lend your phones spare processing power to.

Personally I'm contributing just to SETI (Search For Extra Terrestrial Intelligence) for now, which is what Stephen Hawking and teams new venture will be making use of, for those of you who have heard about that.

Worried about battery life/causing problems with your device/using lots of data?
I was too initially but the app description is clear about how it works.
By default BOINC will only start running when your phone is:
A: Connected to a charger
B: Has 90%+ battery
C: Is connected to a wifi network

There's plenty of settings to customise this too. It will also only ever use what processing power is left after everything else so you should be fine if you use your phone plugged in.

As for causing other issues to your phone, it would take a lot to have any real effect on the longevity of your device, by which point you'll probably be upgrading long before then. 

#OnlyOnAndroid
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Bruce Turner
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+Andrew Rowland Thanks Andrew for posting an article about this. I agree that this is a rad plugin in for Office users. 
Google launched a super rad plugin today for Microsoft Office. It could not have come at a better time as we roll-out Microsoft Office locally to all of our staff! The plugin allows you to save and open files directly from your Google Drive in Microsoft Office. Below is a guide on how to install ...
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Wow!
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