Matthew Read

Ontario, Canada

Age: 27

I'm a Software Engineering graduate of the University of Waterloo, currently working at BlackBerry on the BlackBerry 10 Simulator.

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comment What is a perma link and what is it's purpose
Did you click the link? It's a link to the message. Its purpose is linking to the message. I could be missing something here, let me know if I'm misunderstanding.
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comment Android charging current
I don't think this is really specific to Android. The Electronics site might be a better fit, but I don't know their scope well enough to migrate this there for you.
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Sep
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revised How to disable lock pattern/pin on lock screen with new Android 4.3 update?
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revised How does hard mode work?
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Sep
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comment Attempting to merge tags results in an error page
I saw the same behavior just now, with an without the synonym. Then I tried the reverse without synonym -- which succeeded. Then I tried renaming it (via merge), which also failed. Interestingly, clockworkmod-recovery (s) showed in the auto-complete, despite the fact that it should not exist any more and is not a synonym either. (It is suggested as a synonym for clockworkmod, however; that suggestion ought to have been removed along with the tag, I would think.)
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comment How can I make sure the mic input of my laptop/computer/cell is not secretly scanned for keywords and sent to the government?
On Windows, you ought to be able to find a terrible broken driver that will foil any attempts to get the mic working. Ever since Realtek got big it seems that everyone has forgotten how to write basic drivers :P
Sep
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comment Game won't update: difference between Play Store and manual Install ? (Plants vs Zombies 2)
How do you know there's an update? I accidentally bought Angry Birds on both the Play Store and the Amazon App Store, and the former will happily overwrite the version from the latter when there is an update.
Sep
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comment Game won't update: difference between Play Store and manual Install ? (Plants vs Zombies 2)
Titanium Backup also has a feature to attach or detach apps from the Play Store.
Sep
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comment What's the purpose of a sound post?
I'm a little confused by the last part. If the sound post is transmitting the vibrations, then the bottom will be in phase with the top (well, it will be off by the time it takes to propagate through the post, but close enough). In the absence of a sound post I could see the air movement causing the phases to be opposite ... but not both. Maybe something to do with the post being off-center, but intuitively I am not sure how the interior volume could change with that setup.
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comment Drivers eSTAR Zoom
The official site does not have drivers. What OS do you need them for? Is the connection to your PC not working? Have you tried installing the generic Android USB drivers from the Android SDK?
Sep
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comment Moto 360 Allow Wear Debugging
I'm not super familiar with this, but I was under the impression that if you've enabled the developer options and your device and PC have exchanged keys per your initial authorization, it won't prompt and will simply work.
Sep
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revised How to increase the download speed of Torrent on Android Mobile?
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comment Does a PS Vita get powered by the charger when the battery is full?
Swapping smoothly to direct wall power is not very common, but most devices will simply let the battery drain from 100% to 95% or so before charging resumes, so it's an on-off-on-off sort of thing.
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revised How did Sauron remain in control of the Nazgûl?
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comment Can you install a generic ROM on any device?
@Plutoniumsmuggler "Similar" isn't good enough most of the time. Phone hardware is much less standardized than, say, PC hardware. Specific drivers are thus that much more important.
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