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Comment: Who cares who is paying for fundamental research? (Score 1) 179

by pavon (#48941627) Attached to: Mathematicians Uncomfortable With Ties To NSA, But Not Pulling Back

From the article most of the spending is on things that are beneficial to society as a whole, not just NSA. These include K-12 funding for science fairs, math clubs, and STEM summer camps. Unless the NSA is influencing these in harmful ways, such as pushing ideology beyond the normal "if you do well in school, you could do cool spy work for us" recruiting I don't see a problem with taking their money. Same for the research grants and conferences, which all result in publicly published fundamental research, that help the entire cryptographic and big data communities as a whole. The only program I would have a problem with are any classified research and the sabbaticals to do classified work at the NSA.

Comment: Re:why google keeps microsoft away (Score 1) 276

by Coren22 (#48941083) Attached to: Microsoft To Invest In Rogue Android Startup Cyanogen

By chance can you post the profile? I tried to learn Tasker, but haven't quite grasped it yet. I attempted to make a profile that said:

When bluetooth device (car media) connects:
Turn off WiFi
Turn up Volume

But I could never find the first step in the selection criteria, most likely I just didn't look into it enough. I really miss the Smart Actions I had on the Moto Razr M, I wish it had been ported into Android stock as it was damn useful and easy to use.

Comment: Re:why google keeps microsoft away (Score 1) 276

by Coren22 (#48940761) Attached to: Microsoft To Invest In Rogue Android Startup Cyanogen

I will take a look, but is this the autoplay issue or the one song repeat issue, or the volume warning issue? :)

It looks like in Pandora, there is a setting that allows it to be the autostart, and it is checked, I will take a look to say if Play has the same setting so I can turn it off.

Comment: Re:why google keeps microsoft away (Score 1) 276

by Coren22 (#48940083) Attached to: Microsoft To Invest In Rogue Android Startup Cyanogen

Out of curiosity, could you pass this message along to whoever maintains the correct section of code?

When listening to music over bluetooth (my car stereo, not bluetooth headphones), I have to max out the volume every time or it is too quiet and the stereo has to be cranked instead. Defaulting to 80% volume (most every Android I have touched does this), then bitching about hearing loss when I try to turn up the volume makes no sense unless someone is using plugged in headphones. If it would default to 100% when using internal speakers and bluetooth devices named "Car Media", or stop with the stupid popup about hearing damage, it would be a really good thing.

Also, do you have any idea how to get Google Play Music to randomize through songs rather than repeating the same song over and over and over? It is silly that when my phone connects to my car, it autostarts Play Music, which then always plays the same song, on repeat. I have to pick up my phone, unlock it, start Pandora, relock, and put the phone down. This happens every time I get in my car, and often it is annoying enough to get the phone out of my pocket, I get out of the car to do so.

Some of the behaviors of Google's software just seem rather silly, they don't match actual usage. For instance, a couple updates ago, in Navigation, you would start the app, click navigate to, select destination and off you go, the two most recent version instead require somewhere around 10 clicks, and 5 minutes to get it to start navigating. As this is an application I am sure many people use when driving, adding additional steps to start navigation is just asking for someone to get in an accident (not everyone pulls over to restart the GPS when it crashes mid trip, though I do).

Just some pet peeves, overall I love Android and am on my 4th phone. I bought both my kids Android phones, and they are both on their second phones. This isn't an overall criticism of Android, but little details that bug me every single day.

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