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Living Room / Re: Movies you've seen lately
« on: November 27, 2017, 09:12 AM »
Three Days of the Condor

Excellent flick.  I thought Max Von Sydow stole the show.  Also the book it is based on, Five Days of the Condor, is a good read.  They chopped off two days to make the film move along faster I suppose.   :P

Living Room / Happpy Thanksgiving
« on: November 23, 2017, 08:16 AM »
Happpy Thanksgiving

It looks like a sunny nice day is what is on here in Miami for today.  Unfortunately when living outside the fewer things open the fewer resources available during hollidays and school rrecesses.  But no rain is always a cheer  up.

I should be able to Youtube segments of the NFL games later.  So something to do there.  I really mis having access to a good desktop PC.  Even forum participation is a chore on these little device.  Programming is not feasible so I busy myself watching sitcoms and movies on stream services cheap enough for me to afford.

The saving grace is public libraries are open this Saturday.  Enough of a boost to make it to Monday.

The Celtics win streak came to an end here last night.  Funny but have never seen an NBA game live that was not played in the old Boston Garden.  One of these days I will have to see about ending that streak.

Happy Holliday everyone,   :P

Living Room / Re: Recommend some music videos to me!
« on: November 21, 2017, 07:00 AM »
A video by Luca Stricagnoli:

I suspect he cheats.  He has four arms and photoshops two of them out.  :D

Nice vid.

Living Room / Re: Movies you've seen lately
« on: November 02, 2017, 10:05 AM »
Love and Teleportation

A bit predictable.  But still an enjoyable low budget flick.  One suggestion..  do not put your entire SnapOn tool set in the device.  :D

Non-Windows Software / Re: Google Play Store Android updates not new
« on: October 20, 2017, 11:58 AM »
I have two apps which update outside of the Play store or via the Play store, depends which way happens first.

I suppose if something similar is happening the Play store could be reporting an update available even though the app has already self-updated but the Google update date will be out of date.

Also it is likely the testing is done with auto update enabled.  Thanks for the replies.   :Thmbsup:

Non-Windows Software / Re: Google Play Store Android updates not new
« on: October 18, 2017, 05:10 PM »
I'd clear out the cache on the phones/tablets and see if the problem persists.

I regularly use All In One Cleaner, as in multiple times per day.  Somehow the store must be getting wrong info.  I wonder if it gets confused by multiple devices?  One would think not but who knows?  I have 2 Marshmallow and one Lollipop device.  Maybe this us an excuse to get a new 7" tablet with Marshmallow?  Anyone know if Marshmallow boots faster than the same device running Lollipop?  I like the 7" tablet with keyboard case but it is a real dog coming up on a cold boot.

Non-Windows Software / Re: Google Play Store Android updates not new
« on: October 18, 2017, 05:02 PM »
Have you by any chance installed apps manually, as in downloaded the .apk? I've had this happen when I've updated apps by downloading the latest directly from the authors (mainly on xda forums).

Only those that are not available from the play store.

Non-Windows Software / Re: Google Play Store Android updates not new
« on: October 18, 2017, 05:00 PM »
It hasn't happened to me; couple of phones, couple of tablets

Just think of it as Google wanting to make you feel special.

-cranioscopical (October 18, 2017, 10:25 AM)

Hmm, somehow I can hear "Church Lady" saying that on Saturday Night Live.   8)

Non-Windows Software / Re: Google Play Store Android updates not new
« on: October 18, 2017, 09:04 AM »
Are you checking the version number both before and after "updating"? I ask because I have come across places that sometimes show your current version in the store until after you update.

Well, it still shows the current version after updating, but updating changes the current version. :P

But the real important detail is that all Android apps have a release/build version code that must be higher than the previous one for the Play Store to accept it as an update. This number can be different than the publicly displayed version number. Make sure you're comparing the correct number when checking for updates.

That is interesting.  It seems like something weird is happening because an App I updated yesterday will be in the update list today with the Last Updated date a week or more old.  I am waiting to see Rod Serling or Alfred Hitchcock make an appearance.  ;)

Non-Windows Software / Re: Google Play Store Android updates not new
« on: October 18, 2017, 09:00 AM »
I haven't noticed it across 2 tablets

Thanks for the info


Non-Windows Software / Google Play Store Android updates not new
« on: October 17, 2017, 01:48 PM »
I keep running into this where I go to Google Play Store and it shows Updates available under My Apps and Games.  But often I check the version and it is the same as the one already installed.  I have two Android tablets and a phone and the issue happens across all the devices.  Kind of weird.

Has anyone run into this?  It is kind of a time sink to check the version number before installs.  I do not use Auto Update because I like to pick what to update depending on the What Is New info.

Living Room / Re: Jerry Pournelle - R.I.P.
« on: October 11, 2017, 02:19 PM »
The Mote in Gods Eye was the book I remember most.  Byte was part of the good old days when Computer and Programming magazines were in the book stores.  It seems like another century is sneaking up on me way too fast.

Living Room / Re: Looking for smartphone
« on: October 06, 2017, 08:32 AM »
In the morning he puts the charged batteries in his pocket.  In the evening he puts the spent ones on the induction charger.

Sounds like he needs a phone that's better at battery management.

He's running multiple phones.  Windows, IPhone and Android based.  Sort of like Leo La Porte on a smaller scale.  :)

Living Room / Re: Looking for smartphone
« on: October 05, 2017, 04:19 PM »
Having a few spare, charged batteries available when I travel is a real plus.  I can go longer without having the phone tethered to a wall socket.
Actually for that it would seem to be far easier, cheaper, and more flexible to simply buy one of the many large-capacity usb battery pack chargers.
These can charge any device that charges over usb (all mobile phones made in the last decade it seems), many times over.

I have one of these devices, and it can charge/power a phone, tablet, etc. as well as jump start a car, be used as a flashlight, etc.

One of my Computer Repair professors is very into phones.  He has an induction charger.  In the morning he puts the charged batteries in his pocket.  In the evening he puts the spent ones on the induction charger.  I guess he is quite adept at shutting down his phone when the battery is low and snapping off the back.  The removed battery goes into the jacket pocket designated for the discharged ones. It may seem like overkill but in his defense he likes to learn to do all function with all phones to keep up to date.

Living Room / Re: What books are you reading?
« on: September 29, 2017, 07:29 AM »

The Genius by Theodore Dreiser.  Not an adrenalin read but insight into the maturation of an artist.

Living Room / Re: Who's your favorite scientist ?
« on: September 24, 2017, 12:49 PM »
In the mid 1980s I worked for too short a time with this gentleman:

All I could find on search was patent info.  No personal info.  He did CO2 Laser Research.  I assisted as an Electromechanical Tech.  I enjoyed that time very much.  In addition to intelligence and competence he had a sense of humor.  I use past tense because I believe he was close to 70 when I worked with him.

If he was not a "Scientist" he was close enough for the girls I know.  :)

Edit:  On earlier searches I got about a dozen hits for CO2 Laser related patents.  The link above is just the first.

Living Room / Re: irma-geadon
« on: September 21, 2017, 08:55 AM »
Hay Miles glad you made it! I had a thread started looking for you before the storm hit ... But I like the title of yours better..

Thanks.  I would post more but even with the included keyboard posting with a tablet feels a bit uncertain.  Ah to have a desktop PC with a desk under it again is my dream.  :)

Living Room / Re: Irma's Coming...
« on: September 21, 2017, 08:46 AM »
Thanks for asking about me.  I had electric and WiFi the whole time.  My butt is sore from sitting on tile for days.  I am happy the trains and associated elevators/escalators are getting back to normal. Things would be much simpler if I could rent storage nearby.  For it to do me any good it has to be accessible every day and close by.  I am not sure they will rent without a state ID though.  Makes it a struggle when it should nit have to be.

My hope is Maria will hook NW and go out to sea.

Glad you guys survived in style.  :)

Living Room / Re: Animal Friends thread
« on: September 19, 2017, 06:00 PM »
Following the meerkats:


That was fun to watch.    :Thmbsup:

Living Room / Re: irma-geadon
« on: September 14, 2017, 08:32 PM »
MilesAhead, great news, best of luck with everything!

Thanks.  Nice to read that.   :D

Living Room / Re: irma-geadon
« on: September 14, 2017, 08:30 PM »
I am mostly worn out from humidity but otherwise OK.

Good to hear from you!

Thanks.  Right across the street a crane on a building under construction got twisted.  The remains od the head section are hanging directly over the MetroMover station.  I guess they need abother crane to get it down.  They will not run any of those trains until that is dealt with.  I would take a pic but I am too tired out to carry through on it.  I finally got a shower this morning when the motel reopened.   I smelled really gross for a ccouple of days.    :)

Living Room / Re: irma-geadon
« on: September 14, 2017, 08:23 PM »
Do you have electric power? I have read that a lot of Florida doesn't.

I am living outside.  But the college had electric and even WiFi on the grounds.  Ice cream machine was all there was for food.

Living Room / irma-geadon
« on: September 13, 2017, 05:49 PM »
Third day after Irma.  I am mostly worn out from humidity but otherwise OK.  I hope all DCers  made it through alright.  I will post again when the college opens.  Most likely that will be next Monday.

Until then ...

Living Room / Re: When you make your 100'th Post
« on: September 05, 2017, 05:33 PM »
I'll do a special edition post for my 3000 milestone :-[

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Leave it to a programmer to do a recursive post.   ;D

Living Room / Re: Badly explain your occupation
« on: August 08, 2017, 12:31 PM »
Achieved my ideal role, I'm a nilhighist.
-cranioscopical (August 08, 2017, 07:48 AM)

Hmm, would that be an Egyptian Riverboat Gambler?  :D

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