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George Kozi

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Mobile mobile mobile mobile... Well, I haven't bought a single thing yet because I saw an add on the mobile phone. However, I do buy stuff online using my desktop, there I can properly look at things on a big screen and browse the online store.

If you buy something online, would you buy it on your mobile, or your desktop?
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David Pick's profile photoJason Eckelstafer's profile photo
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I marked desktop but only because that's where I make large purchases where I need to do a lot of research. I make a lot of everyday purchases through my phone or tablet.
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George Kozi

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So... what's next, hunting Donkey Kong? Finding Nemo?
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George Kozi

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Guess what... I had it for a few short hours, but I simply love my Lumia 650. I'm familiar with Windows 10 on my desktop, and that means that there are no WTF's on Windows 10 running on my phone. I just know where stuff is... it's all familiar.

I also keep discovering little bonus things that will prove very useful. For example, I can download the maps for the entire country (and I did) which means that I can do all the navigation I want (gps+maps) without using any data! Plus... unlocked... removable battery... dual sim... expandable storage by a gazillion... the live tiles look chic...
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I'm excited for Google's upcoming instant apps. Perfect for apps you use rarely but need for parking meters etc. 
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George Kozi

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Your mobile phone: In a case, or naked?
Why?
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added a kickstand
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George Kozi

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I might trust "Autonomous" when all vehicles are autonomous. Until that time, I will stay away as you are mixing automates with humans... drive in Florida and you will see why LOL. I haven't heard any real explanations on how insurance companies will handle autonomous vehicles? If you let the vehicle drive itself you probably will not be able to react fast enough if something happens. Who will be responsible? The user of the autonomous vehicle? The manufacturer? 
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George Kozi

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Get a load of this super uber cool thing! I bet Leo is gonna want one to go up and down Petaluma creek in it :D
 
Electric Boat | Fully Charged
A quiet, peaceful meander down the river Thames in an electric boat.
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Rud Dog's profile photoDonald E. “Don” Riley's profile photo
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+Rud Dog You can probably pick one up for a few million.
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George Kozi

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Presenting Das Bratwurst-O-Matic Robot Chef...
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George Kozi

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What I need from a phone is a good maps app, GPS, a good weather app, to be able to make a phone call, and a decent camera. All those I shall use while hiking. No other whistles and bells are necessary.
Haven't got money to burn, and the phone will run on prepay. so...Lumia 640. What do you think?
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Nigel Underhill (MrXeis)'s profile photoGeorge Kozi's profile photo
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Oh I will be out. I'm gonna use it a lot for navigating while hiking.:D
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So, in the middle of last week while I was on holiday. For some reason I turned on the mobile, and switched the data on too. Usually I keep it on wifi only, because I'm cheap. My 50 cent Crapolla Corporation mobile gave me a welcome vibration and went:

"Oh, hello George, how nice to see you. It has been a while, hasn't it. How may I serve you?"

"You want to quickly look up something? Sure, I'll be glad to assist, but first I need to urgently update these essential sixteen apps that you never use , but we think you should have anyway..."

I really don't know what stopped me from doing a medieval Dutch wooden shoe stomp dance on top of the bloody thing.

I HATE the phone manufacturers and the cellphone companies for this. And Google too, because it may act all innocent, but Google isn't above putting stuff on your phone that you didn't ask for.

Now, I can't find the phone, and I'm not sorry about it. I'm not sure if I'll replace it, but if I do, I may very well go for a simple flip phone.
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Unless you turned on Auto update for these particular apps and Auto update over Wi-Fi, the default of Play Store is to require user action to download updates. I don't see why it's Crapolla/Google's fault that the phone doing exactly what you asked it to do.
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George Kozi

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Okay, I need to consult my Geekoteque...

I just returned from a week in a North Sea Paradise, the Island of Texel. I got some pictures and some footage, and I need a good scrapbooking software package, fit for enthusiast with limited means. I want to be able to fade in and out some music , show photos and have some interesting transitions... perhaps some layering... Nothing garish... What do you recommend?
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Isn't this project tailor made for "Sway" or the other journaling software for Win10? 
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George Kozi

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Why I love my Windows Phone, Reason 125:
Today I deleted Facebook from it... and it let me do it!
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My BLU R1 HD didn't come with Facebook, and it only cost $110. It did however come with all the Amazon apps, but they all can be removed. There are a couple of non Android apps though that can't be, so I understand the posters comment. Is it something major to make me jump ship to Windows or iOS? Nope, as those platforms then come with their own set of compromises.
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George Kozi

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This ain't a phone, but it IS a technological solution to a real life problem. So it merits posting here.
 
When it's closed, this stainless steel thing looks like a manhole cover, flush with the road. They are strategically placed all over the City center, especially near bars.

When they are opened for business (weekend nights, or events that attracts a lot of people) they silently rise up from the ground, life a thing from Star Trek.

Each of them has three stations. The beered up guys that are chucked out of the bar at closing go stand in one of those recesses, with their back to the public, whip it out, and pee... Popup urinals. A good idea.
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+George Kozi Too bad. I really wanted to see drunk guys getting launched.
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George Kozi

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pokemon hunt... lol
This is the stuff cartoons are made from.
 
Posted by J&K Farms:
Warning to #pokemongo   players in Texas. Please avoid the J&K Farms back pasture. Our cows are in heat and while trespassing is always discouraged, now is really not a good time. The bull always wins.
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The wonder of Mother Nature - nothing recklessness and self absorbed in that human behavior. 
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David Pick

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This article although an entertainment article is highly critical of Twitter and states it doesn't care about Trolls.

Personally,I think Twitter's problem is the people running it are dependent on users being harassed and trolled to self police and block the attackers themselves.But besides a dedicated security team,I really don't know what Twitter could enforce that wouldn't fundamentally break what the social media platform was created for. That in my opinion is open-ness.

Leslie Jones run off Twitter by swarm of racist trolls — and Twitter's response is all too predictable
http://www.salon.com/2016/07/19/leslie_jones_run_off_twitter_by_swarm_of_racist_trolls_and_twitters_response_is_all_too_predictable/

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It's impossible to manage Twitter while anonymity is permitted.
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David Pick

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Record-Setting Hard Drive Writes Information One Atom At a Time
http://gizmodo.com/record-setting-hard-drive-writes-information-one-atom-a-1783740015

Researchers working in the Netherlands have developed an atomic-scale rewritable data-storage device capable of packing 500 terabits onto a single square inch. Incredibly, that’s enough to store every book written by humans on a surface the size of a postage stamp. Holy shit.
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George Kozi

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that thing doesn't look like a security robot. It looks like it should dispense ice cream cones.
A mall security robot called Knightscope K5 recently ran over a 16-month-old toddler while on patrol at the Stanford Shopping Centre in Silicon Valley. While the boy, Harwin Cheng, didn’t suffer major injury from the ordeal, the incident is likely...
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Adam van Kuik

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I'm going on a vacation to Hawaii at the end of next month and I'm trying to remember the firewall Leo says he takes with him on trips. Does anyone remember?
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Thank you
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