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Comment: Re: Just downgraded (Score 1) 399

by danomac (#49626779) Attached to: Google Can't Ignore the Android Update Problem Any Longer

I downgraded (upgraded?) a month or so ago and now my Nexus 7 2012 is usable again. I tried resetting everything using lollipop and it was still utterly unusable.

I also monkeyed around with some certificates so that the updater stopped nagging me to install lollipop again. If anything google could make it easier to turn off the updates.

Comment: Re:big dropoff in new tech over age 70 (Score 1) 67

by danomac (#49589105) Attached to: Apple, IBM To Bring iPads To 5 Million Elderly Japanese

Then, ask them to do the exact same thing, except with an editor that has a different name (no, not just renamed, but something that looks at least slightly different, but uses the exact same mechanics for saving a file).

For kicks, the two separate programs should be Office 2003 and any Office version above 2007.

Comment: Re:plenty of performance for almost everyone (Score 1) 45

by danomac (#49586601) Attached to: LG G4 and Qualcomm's Snapdragon 808 Benchmarked

Holy crap! A phone that still has a replaceable battery!

This is definitely my next phone, my GS3 is starting to show its age.

I really don't give a rats ass about phones being super slim. I want a phone with a user replaceable battery, because they are only good for so many charges and the battery will have to be replaced. I'm already on my second battery in my GS3. Apple's solution of sending in your phone and getting a completely different refurb unit is crap, because you don't know what you are getting. I suppose the GS6 will be doing something similar.

I still say any device with a battery needs to be user serviceable. Of course the manufacturers don't want that because when the battery dies they want you to buy another device!

Comment: Re:artificial sweeteners spike insulin (Score 1) 629

by danomac (#49562589) Attached to: Pepsi To Stop Using Aspartame

Aspartame itself appears to have neurological effects as well, which in sufficient quantities causes problems. I personally know that any more than 20 oz of Diet Coke starts making me feel "odd" for lack of a better way to put it. It's not the caffeine. I don't get the effect from non-aspartame caffeinated drinks.

Aspartame has always given me an instant headache, even in small quantities (like a 300 ml can.) It's not just me, either - I was surprised to find out a few people at work are the same way.

Weekend, where are you?