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Submission Odroid-C1 Project->

DougDot writes: Back in July, 2013 I put together a couple of fun Raspberry Pi projects: an NFS and Minidlna server, and an XBMC home entertainment system component.

Last month I purchased a couple of Odroid-C1 units which looked interesting because for the same $35 as the Pi you got a slightly smaller SBC with approximately 6X the power.

Pi CPU: ARM 700MHz, C1; Quad-core ARM 1.5GHz
Pi 2 USB 2.0 ports, C1 4 USB 2.0 ports
Pi Ethernet: 100MB/s, C1 Ethernet: Gigabit

Both the Pi and the C1 draw approximately 3 — 4 watts when idling.

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Submission It's free, but it's broken->

DougDot writes: About six months ago I noticed that one of the portfolios I was tracking using Google Finance Portfolio suddenly started reporting wrong historical data for nearly all of the equities in the portfolio. I clicked on the "Report a problem" link at the bottom of the page and used the form to send off a detailed description of the problem off to Google.
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Submission Sounds like Quallcomm has thrown a wrench into the AOSP works, again.->

DougDot writes: A little bit of connecting the dots has revealed that Qualcomm is the reason behind the new Nexus 7's lack of factory image / driver binary support. This has long-time AOSP maintainer Jean-Baptiste Quéru pretty upset. Upset enough that he is "quitting AOSP."
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Submission Delicious Raspberry Pi->

DougDot writes: I'm sure most folks have heard about the Raspberry Pi by now, and maybe some of you are curious if this $35 ARM-based computer is worth anything more than just a digital toy to play around with. I know I was, so this last weekend I finally took a day to build one and see what it could do.
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Submission Google is going Puritan on us->

DougDot writes: In three days, Google's Blogger will begin to delete scores of blogs that have existed since 1999 on Monday under its vague new anti-sex-ad policy purge.

On Wednesday night at around 7pm PST, all Blogger blogs marked as "adult" were sent an email from Google's Blogger team.

blogger sex purge
The email told users with "adult" blogs that after Sunday, June 30, 2013, all adult blogs will be deleted if they are found to be "displaying advertisements to adult websites" — while the current Content Policy does not define what constitutes "adult" content.

To say that Twitter ignited with outrage would be an understatement. Blogger users are panicked and mad as hell at Google.

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Submission Persistant wifi and bluetooth bugs in Android 4.2->

DougDot writes: "Lately, it seems all the news sources have been soft-balling Google regarding the Nexus 4, the Nexus7, and the 10. And especially with regard to wifi and bluetooth bugs that crept into the Adnroid distribution with version 4.2.

Well, as it turns out, the masses are not happy. Not happy at all. Read on to find out why."

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Submission This Is Not A Story About The Google Nexus 4 Phone->

DougDot writes: "This isn't a story about the Google Nexus 4 phone, nor is it about the fact that there have been problems with its wifi and bluetooth operation that have persisted since the initial sales of the phone last November.

It is a story about Google's astonishing apparent indifference to the failings of the phone, and to its estimated customer base of ~400,000 users."

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"The urge to destroy is also a creative urge." -- Bakunin [ed. note - I would say: The urge to destroy may sometimes be a creative urge.]