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  1. You may regret that, depending on how literally some people interpret it......LOL
  2. I was going to drop the subject, but here we go again....one thing that I find completely and utterly disgusting is that in all of the news discussion, and all of the chatter everywhere, I had heard exactly NOTHING about wellness or nutrition, and how it can help people be better prepared to fight pathogens, until @Stucadoor2 mentioned it. NOBODY has said to take vitamins, C or otherwise. NOBODY has said to eat fresh vegetables and quality meats, both of which help the immune system. NOBODY has said to lay off alcohol or sugar, even though those are immunosuppressive. Nobody has suggested exercise, other than as a way to fight boredom by walking the dog. I think I've heard a few whining about tobacco usage, but that's it! NO other mention of wellness at all. We are a bunch of processed-food-eating, booze-swilling, sugar-chugging, fat, malnourished slobs in Western countries, so it should come as no surprise that an unfamiliar pathogen catches a lot of us with slack immune systems poorly prepared to respond to it. Even now, it's not too late to do some things. Eat well NOW. Take vitamins NOW. Get off your duff and get some exercise NOW. While almost everyone is waiting for the drug pushers to save them, the solution for most people is at the supermarket. Do what you can to get healthier NOW and you can still reduce your odds of becoming a statistic. It will amaze you how much better you'll feel, too, and you may never wish to go back to your previous self. /rant off LOL
  3. But if you buy @Anssi Hannula some beer, I'll bet it will suddenly work correctly on LOS too. :)
  4. I believe you are correct now that I think about it a bit more. My dad had a Sprint phone back in the mid 90s, and their digital service didn't quite reach to our house, and the handset would roam to an analog tower, which I now remember was not a Sprint one. I used to lock the phone in analog when out with mom and not in town.....that was a big phone bill. The Dad was not amused. :P
  5. This sounds like a physical glitch in the digitizer. I get this from time to time with my Droid 4 as well, and turning off the screen and wiping it on my pants has so far resolved it every time. If it is persistent and/or stubborn, I'd definitely see about getting it warranty replaced once things get back to normal in China. If you don't wait until then, you'll likely be without it for some time.
  6. Random nugget for perspective. From https://www.worldometers.info/ Quick facts: Every year an estimated 290,000 to 650,000 people die in the world due to complications from seasonal influenza (flu) viruses. This figure corresponds to 795 to 1,781 deaths per day due to the seasonal flu. Sources and info: Seasonal flu death estimate increases worldwide - CDC Up to 650 000 people die of respiratory diseases linked to seasonal flu each year - World Health Organization (WHO)
  7. Only by buying Nextel. Pretty sure they went straight from AMPS to CDMA with their home-grown network.
  8. The Nextel iDEN used a custom TDMA system (time division multiple access) and worked well for what it was. However, from Wikipedia, "Sprint Nextel provided iDEN service across the United States until its iDEN network was decommissioned for additional LTE network capacity on 30 June 2013." https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/IDEN I guess all those cool NexTel handsets are museum pieces now.....I had wondered, but not been curious enough to look LOL.
  9. This is perhaps what scares me the most. The response is increasingly looking like totalitarianism, and there are places in the the world where that doesn't play well. I am very concerned about the real possibility that civil unrest, or civil war, may be triggered by what will certainly be considered by many to be massive government overreach. Suffice it to say that many do not consider the scenario described in that translated paragraph to be a utopia; they consider it to be a repressed psychological prison.
  10. If it makes you feel better, he lives in the UK, not China, although he is of Chinese descent. :) Be well, and thanks for all the warm wishes. I have said many times that I believe the fears are very much greater than the actual danger. Your mother is definitely in the age group that needs to be very cautious, but fear is not helpful....it undermines the immune system, and causes us to think less rationally than we otherwise would. Breathe deeply, and think positively, and the world becomes a better place.
  11. I appreciate your perspective, and wanted to make a few brief remarks on a few minor things, quoted above. I have long contended (based on scientific evidence) that the actual protection offered by the influenza vaccines is very, very limited, due to the nature of the virus, and how quickly it changes. I firmly believe that most of the benefit is placebo effect, which is a very real benefit.....if you think it will help you, it does, at least a little. A positive mental attitude is the best thing you can do for your health. Ergo, "vaccinate" with saline, don't tell people that's all it is, and you'll save lives. Funny, but true. In the US, with all the much ballyhooed problems (and some IMO "problems") capacity is nonetheless very good, and in most places we have a lot of excess capacity. This is another reason I see the extreme response here as overreaction. Again, what's good for the goose may not be necessary for the gander. I firmly believe that the economic devastation that these mass closures will create will be causing suffering long after the illness itself is forgotten, for decades in some cases. It will destroy many small businesses and families' livelihoods. The danger of not closing everything is being proclaimed at the highest volumes from the highest pinnacles, but almost no one seems to be looking at the dangers of doing it, and that is unbalanced and foolish at best. Good health and happy clacking! (Maybe I should make that my signature LOL)
  12. Good work! That would point to a bug in the wifi driver, and i can certainly see where other people with different habits might find it intermittently as well.
  13. Sometime late November. I'm stuck in the middle with you two. :P
  14. Uh-oh, random reboots plus random inputs sounds like a physical defect, such as a bad RAM chip feeding the processor garbage occasionally. How many people have had this issue? For example, I've had a lot of random reboots on my Droid 4 with LOS using zRAM, but never random input or anything that would indicate anything beyond a simple software bug. It COULD be two unrelated bugs, both of which sound like they would live in the hardware drivers, since stock does it too.
  15. CDMA is in use outside the US in many places. It would be interesting to know if anyone else has tried the clack with these networks, and what their results were. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_CDMA2000_networks#Active_networks
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