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[#] Fri Oct 21 2016 18:03:33 EDT from Ragnar Danneskjold

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Hey T-Mobile rocked in Flordia. Much better than Verizon. Sucks here in Westchester.

[#] Tue Oct 25 2016 12:17:43 EDT from fleeb

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I want to visit Flordia. I imagine the place has lots of pretty flowers, beautiful vistas, and a capital where the streets are paved with wonderment and joy.

Unfortunately, I know you misspelled Florida instead.

[#] Tue Oct 25 2016 12:41:47 EDT from IGnatius T Foobar

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Yes, there is a Buena Vista, but the beauty is 100% artificial.

[#] Tue Oct 25 2016 12:57:19 EDT from fleeb

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Like the operating system with half of that name.

[#] Tue Dec 13 2016 13:18:03 EST from IGnatius T Foobar

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Verizon is *pissed*.

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I am assuming that Verizon was responsible for firebombing this Sprint facility, and that the person injured was Paul Marcarelli, the "can you hear me now" guy who defected from Verizon to Sprint.

"Can you hear us NOW, bitch?"

[#] Tue Dec 13 2016 13:38:01 EST from fleeb

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Truly, the power of the network...

[#] Sun Dec 25 2016 22:05:46 EST from zooer

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Cyanogen, the company responsible for the commercialisation of CyanogenMod is to cease all operations by the end of 2016. There will be no further updates to the OS, no more nightly builds and no further security updates. Phones that run the OS, like the original OnePlus handset, will need to switch to the Open Source version of the OS.

[#] Tue Dec 27 2016 08:57:03 EST from IGnatius T Foobar

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That's a pretty decent wrap up. I can attest to pretty much everything the article says, from experience. Back when CyanogenMod was truly a "mod" -- it gave new life to handsets that were left behind by the manufacturers, and it also provided for newer handsets an environment that was so much cleaner than the crapware-laden carrier builds. And as the article points out, Google-branded phones eventually appeared, and offered a cleaner "pure Android" experience, which eliminated the need to mod.

If the dude really said "we're going to shoot Google in the head" then he obviously has never read the history of Netscape. You simply don't moon the giant, no matter how good you think your business plan is.

CM served a very good purpose in a time and place where it was needed. Its development will probably continue in some small capacity, as a developers playground and to showcase some interesting mods. Investors who thought they were really going to get a viable Google alternative deserve their loss.

[#] Mon Jan 02 2017 03:57:02 EST from the_mgt

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The CM company was an odd move to begin with and an android without google services is worse than windows mobile, from an app perspective.

Firefox OS is dead, too. Pebble seems to be gone too, Microsoft killed off their fitness thing, too. The smartwatch/fitness tracker market seems to be consolidating fast. I guess VR headsets are next to thin out.

Jolla, the company behind Sailfish OS, rambled about an OS for smartwatches, of all things... Turing Phone announced even more vaporware.

[#] Thu Jan 05 2017 15:09:44 EST from zooer

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There is an official Girl Scout app to find and buy girl scout cookies.

[#] Fri Jan 06 2017 08:08:24 EST from fleeb

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That doesn't seem right. It ought to find Girl Scouts, not their cookies.

[#] Fri Jan 06 2017 09:23:40 EST from IGnatius T Foobar

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It's actually against the rules to sell Girl Scout cookies online using sites like eBay. But that doesn't seem to stop a lot of people from doing it, and the organization doesn't appear to do anything to stop it.

You can buy cookies from the official site, but they're like twice the cost of buying them from a scout.

Cookie season is over, though. But when it starts again, if you want cookies, I can hook you up. :)

[#] Fri Jan 06 2017 10:29:34 EST from zooer

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Girl Scout Cookies Are Here!

Cookie season for the Girl Scout Council of the Nation's Capital is currently underway!

Hmmm, I typed in different area codes and different area codes had different dates.  Obviously based on region. You can type your area code.

The app is used to hook you up with a cookie dealer based on your location.

There are several ways to satisfy your Girl Scout Cookie craving. You can get cookies at a Girl Scout Cookie booth in your community by entering your zip code in the “Find Cookies!” tool or downloading the Cookie Finder mobile app for your iOS® or Android® phone or tablet.
Or—and this is pretty exciting—a girl you know can invite you to buy your cookies online with the Digital Cookie platform, now in its third year!



[#] Fri Jan 06 2017 11:31:57 EST from fleeb

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Wait... does the web application itself require cookies?

[#] Sat Jan 07 2017 11:18:07 EST from Ladyhawke

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Fleeb, this is how they get you.  See, to buy cookies online, you must first buy some from a Scout so that you can purchase your entrance to the site with a certain volume of cookies, depending on your location.  DC, for example, requires twice as many cookies for site entry than Swastika Town, Montana.

[#] Sun Jan 08 2017 22:23:37 EST from IGnatius T Foobar

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Wait... does the web application itself require cookies?

I was once told by a Greek software developer that he intended to replace all of the cookies with little pieces of baklava.

[#] Mon Jan 09 2017 10:25:29 EST from wizard of aahz

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I was once told by a Greek software developer that he intended to
replace all of the cookies with little pieces of baklava.

I think I know who said that to you. And yes. He would. Is a great line from him.

[#] Mon Jan 09 2017 11:04:01 EST from fleeb

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Girl Scout Balaclavas...

Not quite the cookies you sought.

[#] Tue Jan 10 2017 13:12:26 EST from fleeb

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Waiting on my Pixel XL to arrive.

Well... I say this, implying that I am currently at the destination, but I am at work instead. I had them ship it to the address where I am staying while my condo endures repairs.

Hopefully, it isn't in such a remote location that packages cannot reach it. I mean, I can get FiOS, so surely I can receive a FedEX package there.

Oh, right, but I'm interested in how well it handles pictures, and music.

I plan to take pictures of the phone playing a bassoon.

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