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Category: android

03/30/12 06:35 - ID#56300 pmobl

ICS upgrading

Cute... and so alien.

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Category: science

03/30/12 01:11 - ID#56299

Cancer Survivors and poor health behaviour

In a study published last month, researchers who asked cancer survivors about their health behaviour found that survivors indulged in poorer/riskier behaviours than people who have never been diagnosed with cancer:

From:

A total of 18,510 had detailed history on health behaviors and previous cancer history. Overall 2713 (14.7%) reported a previous cancer history. We found statistically significant results indicating that cancer survivors were less likely than those with no cancer history to:
report their overall health as “excellent” (13.6% vs. 21.5%), ...



Was that a trick question?! You said you have had a diagnoses of cancer. Would you say your overall health is "excellent"?


to engage in moderate or strenuous exercise (56.5% vs. 63.3%), and to use complementary and alternative medicine (57.4% vs. 60.2%).



Wonder whether the analyses stratified people with a recent vs. distant diagnoses of cancer... need to look at the tables. Maybe the survivors were physically unable to exercise so much or maybe were on standard medication that could have had interactions with random alternative medicines had they chosen to take them. Maybe they were advised not to take OTC medicine.


Conversely, cancer survivors were more likely to be current smokers (6.3% vs. 5.5%), rate their overall health as “poor” (15.8% vs. 9.1%), and to report more weight gain over time. Among cancer survivors, differences also emerged by the type of primary cancer. For example, cervical cancer survivors (n = 370) were most likely to report being current smokers (15.7%) and regular alcohol users (71.7%) compared with other survivors. Ovarian (n = 185) and uterine (n = 262) cancer survivors most frequently reported being obese (41% and 34.4%, respectively). Cervical cancer survivors reported the largest weight gain (4.9 lbs at 5 y and 13.4 lbs at 10 y).



The study totally begs these questions:
  • Do people who are diagnosed with cancer always have poorer behaviours to start with?
  • Do cancer survivors indulge in poorer behaviours because they are fatalist?
  • Or do they just feel like they have poorer behaviours just because they got diagnosed with cancer and answer in that vein on the administered questionnaires ie. a kind of survivor bias?
  • Or did they feel obliged to assign blame for their diagnoses on past and present behaviours?
  • Or maybe the non-cancer survivors in this study didn't really feel the need to spill on their current health behaviours in so much detail as the survivors?

Who knows.

Do you remember what you ate last Monday through Friday - in detail, morning, afternoon, evening? Do you remember how you generally ate in the past decade? If you are not tracking your periods for some specific reason (or maybe have an android period-tracking application to record days and symptoms for fun), how accurately do you remember the date your last period ended? Do you remember the brands and compositions of the hormone pills you took 20 years back?

Sometimes I wonder if our questionnaires are eliciting anything useful. Or if we should trust them so much. It would be nicer to have more objective ways of tracking health behaviours and milestones.

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Category: the odes

03/30/12 12:50 - ID#56298

Mega Lottery?

I don't read the regular news too often. My narrow tracking feeds pretty much target and scrape what I want from the news (mostly research, linux, android and grocery news). When I do hit the google news page once in a bluemoon, I am always trying to catch up on the last n-months worth of craziness. I often stop when I reach around 1 hour worth of news (around 3 articles). And then I don't read for the next n-months before the cycle repeats.

The blue moon rose today and I happened to glance at the top headline. A lottery. Seriously, a lottery of 640 bazillion dollars. That is top national and international news. Specifically, all the different ways you could spend the 640 bazillions that you have a whole 1:zillion odds of winning.

I say, this is an exemplary example of the human spirit and hope. Imagine buying a $1 ticket and hoping you can beat the 1:zillion odds. Fascinating. Maybe I should get a ticket too and join everyone else. The thing is does anyone know where I can get one within a 1/2 mile radius. Does Walgreens sell lottery tickets?


Ooh, (e:Paul) just told me - the nearest gas station. Hmm.. need to go on Google maps to find the nearest one. Maybe this is a hint that the tickets are not really targeting my demographic if I am having so much trouble just figuring out how to get them. Nevermind the question of what I will do with the money.

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Category: goals

03/29/12 12:58 - ID#56295

Thoughts on switching

Ugly but true.
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Category: linux

03/25/12 12:54 - ID#56284

Checking application installation history on Android

I find them and then I lose them.

I have tried out several applications on Google Play at various points. But I uninstall many of them because of random reasons. Just when I need some of the particular features in any one app, I forget what they were called. It's almost pathologic.

Thankfully, Google Play now has a section that remembers every single application you ever installed on your android devices. Check this out:

Now, I need to find something similar for the Chrome web store.

Just for fun I am cutting and pasting all my history here. Looks like I installed the entire market at some point. My list runs several pages long and I don't even have many of then still installed.

1Weather
ONELOUDER APPS
1Weather: Real-time global forecasts & alerts plus timely local weather tweet...
INSTALL

ASTRO File Manager / Browser
METAGO
ASTRO File Manager helps organize your pictures, music, videos and other file...
INSTALL

Adobe Flash Player 11
ADOBE SYSTEMS
Bring the FULL web to your device with Flash Player- videos, games, apps & m...
INSTALL

Advanced Clock Widget
ZOOPER INC
Small, configurable and battery friendly widget with digital clock and much m...
INSTALLED

Advanced English & Thesaurus
MOBILE SYSTEMS
The "Different" English Dictionary with more than 1.4 million words. This dic...
INSTALLED

All About Root
JOEYKRIM
Simple and educational app to define root, why gain root and how to check roo...
INSTALL

Amazon MP3
AMAZON.COM
The Amazon MP3 includes both the Amazon MP3 store and Amazon Cloud Player (US...
INSTALLED

Androidify
GOOGLE INC.
Get ready to make Android your own. Androidify yourself by customizing the li...
INSTALL

App Cleaner
JDRIOD
Easy uninstall multiple apps based on last use and the number of times used. ...
INSTALL

Barcode Scanner
ZXING TEAM
Scan barcodes on products then look up prices and reviews. You can also scan ...
INSTALL

BlogIt!
JOÃO CORREIA
BlogIt! Blogging with control! This is a blogger app. It supports: - Multip...
INSTALL

Blogger
GOOGLE INC.
Start blogging on the go with the official Blogger app! Experience the offici...
INSTALL

Blogger-droid
ANDERS HEDSTRÖM
Simple Blogger client. You can: -create/view/edit/delete blog posts -post c...
INSTALL

Boat Browser Mini
BOAT BROWSER
Boat Browser Mini is a fast,clean and ease of use android browser. Boat Brows...
INSTALL

Calorie Counter - MyFitnessPal
MYFITNESSPAL, LLC
Lose weight easily with MyFitnessPal, the best calorie counter for Android! L...
INSTALL

Calorie Counter by FatSecret
FATSECRET
A simple tool to find all the Calorie and Nutrition Facts for the foods you e...
INSTALL

CamScanner -Phone PDF Creator
INTSIG INFORMATION CO.,LTD
Turn phone to document scanner CamScanner is the greatest invention in 21th c...
INSTALLED

Chrome Beta
GOOGLE INC.
The speed and simplicity of Chrome, now on your Android phone and tablet. Bro...
INSTALLED

Color Flashlight
NOTES
Turn your phone into a Color flashlight. It helps find your way in the dark. ...
INSTALL

Compass
CATCH.COM
Android's leading compass, featuring location display and geo-tagged notes. F...
INSTALL

Dictionary.com
DICTIONARY.COM, LLC
Take Dictionary.com's trusted reference content wherever you go. ALERT: For a...
INSTALLED

Do it (Tomorrow)
ADYLITICA, INC.
Why do today what you can put off till tomorrow? Do you love procrastinating?...
INSTALLED

Dolphin Browser® HD
DOLPHIN BROWSER
Dolphin Browser HD is the FASTEST, EASIEST and most FUN mobile Web browser Do...
INSTALL

DroidDia diagrams for Android
ALAREX-GROUP
Diagram painting at glance. DroidDia allows you to make flow charts, org cha...
INSTALL

ES File Explorer
ESTRONGS INC.
Featured File manager & App manager which can explore the phones & computers....
INSTALLED

EZ Drop (File Sync)
NANCH
Send files between your android and PC! Easy, fast, and free! Transfer files ...
INSTALL

Easy Uninstaller
INFOLIFE LLC
Simplist & fastest uninstall tool for android. Easy & fastest uninstall tool ...
INSTALL

File Expert
GEEK SOFTWARE TECHNOLOGY INC.
Powerful File Manager/WIFI File Transfer Web & FTP/App Manager - ALL in ONE A...
INSTALL

GNotes - Sync Note with Gmail
DATO
GNotes is a easy note taking app for android synchronize with GMail. GNotes i...
INSTALLED

GTasks: To Do List | Task List
DATO
Synchronize Your To Do Tasks | List with Google GTasks is a simple and effici...
INSTALLED

Google Goggles
GOOGLE INC.
Search the real world by taking a picture. Search by taking a picture. Goggle...
INSTALLED

Groupon - Daily Deals, Coupons
GROUPON, INC.
Unbeatable deals daily on the best stuff to do in cities across the world! Gr...
INSTALL

K-9 Mail
K-9 DOG WALKERS
K-9 is the best email client for Android. It's incredibly powerful and 100% f...
INSTALL

Local Sync
ONDŘEJ PŠENČÍK
Synchronizes Android 2.2 or greater with Microsoft Outlook 2007 or greater vi...
INSTALL

Lync 2010
MICROSOFT CORPORATION
IMPORTANT: Microsoft Lync 2010 for Android requires a Lync Server or Office36...
INSTALLED

Magic Doodle Free
NGUYEN TAN HON - HU YONG JIE
Painting lovers, practice your art with this awesome app. Drawing improves yo...
INSTALL

MailDroid
FLIPDOG SOLUTIONS, LLC
MailDroid is your IMAP Idle and POP3 email replacement for the default client...
INSTALLED

MobilityPLUS
AUDIOCODES
AudioCodes MobilityPLUS Solution for Microsoft Unified Communications (UC) pr...
INSTALL

Notes
YULI
Usage: taking notes (notepad) Features: encrypt notes, send notes by email/s...
INSTALL

Opera Mini web browser
OPERA SOFTWARE ASA
Opera's fastest mobile browser that can save you money on data. Totally free....
INSTALLED

Opera Mobile web browser
OPERA SOFTWARE ASA
The premium web experience for rich, interactive content on mobile devices. A...
INSTALLED

Period Tracker
GP INTERNATIONAL LLC
Period Trackerâ„¢, the easiest way to track your periods! Period Trackerâ„¢, the ...
INSTALLED

Plan B
LOOKOUT MOBILE SECURITY
Plan B is the 'find my phone' app that you download AFTER you lose your phone...
INSTALL

Pomodroido
ARTIFIX
time-boxing with a side of achievement Struggling with keeping focus, procras...
INSTALLED

Quick Thesaurus
NEXTPAGE
The most up to date Quick Thesaurus for your Android based gadget. All the de...
INSTALL

SMall ARTtools
DAY8 DESIGN
SMall ARTtools is a unique sketch,paint,draw application for mobile devices. ...
INSTALL

Scan to PDF Free
NYM COMPUTING
Turn phone to scanner! FULL FEATURED WITHOUT LIMITATION. NO WATERMARK NOR ADV...
INSTALLED

Sense Analog Glass Clock 4x2
FACTORY WIDGETS
Android Digital clock widget with Calendar, Time, System info,weather & forec...
INSTALL

ShopSavvy Barcode Scanner
SHOPSAVVY, INC.
The original barcode scanner for Android. Find the best online and local pric...
INSTALL

Siine Keyboard
SIINE LTD
New dynamic keyboard. Super-fast shortcuts to text fast and fun. Try it! Siin...
INSTALL

Simple Stop Watch!
KONI9KEN
LAP is a simple stopwatch that can measure time and historical views. Stop by...
INSTALL

Simple Stopwatch
CICADA
Simple Stopwatch. Volome Key .up key - stop (start), running (stop) .dow...
INSTALL

SketchBook Mobile Express
AUTODESK INC.
Autodesk SketchBook® Mobile Express is a professional-grade paint and drawing...
INSTALL

Sketcher Lite
WARGOTH
Check out Sketcher PRO for undo/redo, pan/zoom and more features! Now only $0...
INSTALL

Smart Compass
SMART TOOLS CO.
Smart Compass is easy and accurate with the camera view. Smart Compass is the...
INSTALL

Stopwatch
KAYOWA.COM
Time your activities with simplicity. Features: Stop Watch timer. Lap Record...
INSTALL

Tiny Compass
NIKOLAY ANANIEV
Incredibly simple, yet very useful compass application Incredibly simple, yet...
INSTALLED

Tiny Flashlight + LED
NIKOLAY ANANIEV
Brightest. Fastest. Simplest. Your own Tiny Flashlight. Incredibly simple and...
INSTALLED

TouchDown for Smartphones
NITRODESK, INC.
TouchDown syncs emails, contacts, calendar and tasks on your Android 2.x devi...
INSTALL

Twitter
TWITTER, INC.
Official Twitter app for Android. Follow your interests: instant updates from...
INSTALLED

Voice+ (Google Voice callback)
SZILÁRD KOVÁCS
Google Voice callback. The Voice+ catches all outgoing calls and uses Google ...
INSTALL

Volume Control +
COFFEEBREAK APPS
Volume Control Plus Volume Control+ is a volume control app that support cha...
INSTALL

Volume+ FREE
MELTUS
  • A Cyanogen Mod 7 or MIUI ROM is HIGHLY recommended. Running this a...
INSTALL

WebSharingLite File/Media Sync
NEXTAPP, INC.
Transfer files to your device using Wi-Fi and your web browser. WebSharing le...
INSTALLED

Webster's Thesaurus TR
MOBILE SYSTEMS
Webster's English thesaurus with thousands of synonym entries and examples. T...
INSTALL

Whiteboard
HENRYHUANG
Whiteboard is a power tool to help people sketch on phones, demonstrate your...
INSTALL

Wifi File Transfer
ANTOSDR
Wifi File Transfer is an application which allow you send and recive files vi...
INSTALLED

Wifi Syncr
APPRICOO
Wifi Syncr - syncs made easy! Wifi Syncr syncs your Windows shares to your An...
INSTALL

Wireless File Transfer
MOTSHA
Wifi File Transfer allows you to transfer files between your android phone an...
INSTALLED

Woo: Sketch - beta
THE WOO
Layered picture editing comes to android. An application to bridge the gap be...
INSTALL

X-Link
FUN2CODE
Zero Setup File Transfer The aim of X-Link is to make the copying of files be...
INSTALL

XWind Downloader
JASONWONG
Useful download and manage tool,support ftp server,pretty and powerful Downlo...
INSTALL

estrip.org blog publisher
PAUL VISCO
Allows you to publish to your journal on Buffalo, New York's original bloggin...
INSTALLED

ezPDF Reader
UNIDOCS INC.
Audio & Video Multimedia PDF Reader Annotate, Listen, and Fill out PDF Form e...
INSTALLED

ezPDF Reader Cloud Plugin
UNIDOCS INC.
Cloud Plugin for ezPDF Reader (Paid App) This plugin app is a companion for ...
INSTALLED
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Category: eating out

03/23/12 08:13 - ID#56277

An Ethiopian Restaurant in Buffalo

Finally. The Lucy Legacy

But why does it have to be so very far?!

Lucy Ethiopian Restaurant and Variety Store
388 Amherst Street - Buffalo NY
Hours are: Mon-Sat 7am to 10pm | Sun 11am to 10pm

Wish it was on Elmwood and Summer.
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Category: music

03/23/12 06:29 - ID#56276

You are my home

Okay, I admit, I just can't stop looping all his songs. It's Billy Joel but in an inexplicably and 10000000 times sexier voice.

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Category: music

03/23/12 06:23 - ID#56275

Allentown

One word. WOW.


I can't imagine how this youtuber transformed Billy Joel into something completely extraordinary. I love that raw edge to his voice. His covers are quite possibly the best versions I have ever heard! In fact, I would say, I prefer these versions waaaayy more than the originals. Why on earth has this person not been discovered yet?!
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Category: music

03/23/12 05:47 - ID#56274

Just the way you are...

Wish my committee would say this to me. Alas. Alas.


Not a note out of tune. I prefer this version to Billy Joel's version!

And let's not even talk about that infernal kid Bruno whatever. All the really good Billy Joel's covers are sunk in searches by his absolutely awful song. WHYYYYYYY did he have to choose the same name!?? The universe should have rules against someone picking a classic song name and then destroying the whole concept by some hideous teeny-bopper version,

Even searching for "Just the way you are" -bruno is sometimes polluted with Bruno covers. UGH. Super UGH.

Anyway, in spite of bruno-polluted searches, I found another brilliant keyboard version (without the vocals)


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Category: i-tech

03/23/12 12:09 - ID#56272

If it looks like a troll...

"If it looks like a troll and walks like a troll, it must be Apple."

The company just fell to a new low of what it is to be an ultimate champion in hypocrisy.

It just filed a patent for haptic feedback - a super convenient feature that has ALWAYS been around in Android. No doubt the next step would be some stupid patent office clerk signing off on this and then Apple suing the Android world to get its grubby manicured camouflaged paws on even more profits that is definitely not theirs and then claiming that they came up with the idea to begin with.

Disgusting practices +++

Given these hideous underhand dirty market practices coupled with snooty elitism and a horde of facade-driven sheep creeps, who feel they have inherited some kind of glory by using CrApple products, is it any surprise that even considering buying any kind of CrApple seems revolting?
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