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    [–] Bizarre 'mask' under pixel 3xl display under UV light ZergShotgunAndYou 2 points ago * (lasted edited 12 hours ago) in GooglePixel

    Pure speculation on my part, but could it be the peculiar circular polarizer layer that google uses to enhance visibility when using polarized sunglasses?(and that was so reviled on last year devices as the likely culprit for the blue shift.)
    EDIT: I'm fairly sure i remember seeing a pic showing that same shape/mask as in the pics you took somewhere and the guy stated the polarizer layer was still present.(i coul be wrong as i can't find it now).
    What i don't get is why the layer doesn't seem to cover the entire screen.

    [–] Vitalik on Decentralising Ethereum [Video, 1:42] ZergShotgunAndYou 12 points ago in ethereum

    Please give me a break.

    I'm also a fervent ProgPOW proponent and i too am frustrated by how long it took to set things in motion,but you can't deny they have made great progress in the last 3 months.

    The "15 min worth of work" bit is also complete nonsense and you know it;the progpow spec was in flux and is *still* not final, they had to implement the cpu verification part in various languages,test,optimize etc.

    All of this without even talking about giving time to mining sw developers,pool operators etc to update their infrastructure.

    Altering the PoW algo is not a trivial thing and if done wrong could have serious security repercussions, you don't meddle with the sybil-control mechanism in a blockchain securing billions in value without weighting every action.

    [–] Lighthouse, ETH2.0 rustlang client update (tweetstorm edition) ZergShotgunAndYou 6 points ago in ethereum

    One of the most exciting projects aiming to develop an eth 2.0 compatible client.

    [–] December 2018 Factory Images and OTA links are live. ZergShotgunAndYou 5 points ago in GooglePixel

    R-really?

    Don't get my hopes up...

    Just to be clear you re referring to the distortions audible when playing certain frequencies as per this video:

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xfXGebIq5PQ

    [–] December 2018 Factory Images and OTA links are live. ZergShotgunAndYou 6 points ago in GooglePixel

    RIP

    this is what bothers me the most.

    Not the back vibrating,not the muffled sound,but the god awful response at certain frequencies that makes most instrumental pieces a distortion nightmare

    [–] Sensor on the right side of front camera (Pixel 3, non XL) ZergShotgunAndYou 2 points ago in GooglePixel

    Not NFC related, you're probably referring to the ambient light sensor or the proximity IR sensor.

    [–] Latest issue of Week in Ethereum is out ZergShotgunAndYou 7 points ago * (lasted edited 12 days ago) in ethereum

    I believe it stands for Decentralized Finance

    https://medium.com/defi-network/opening-defi-42a5afdb71e0

    and the data displayed is aggregated from some(not all?) decentralized money markets/financial assets exchange protocols.But yeah not very clear why some projects like Augur are included?

    EDIT:

    Guess they are gonna include most of the projects from this lists then.I would say some of them don't really qualify but oh well:

    https://github.com/ong/awesome-decentralized-finance

    [–] Just got my 3XL yesterday. Google's now playing feature is magic. ZergShotgunAndYou 10 points ago in GooglePixel

    aaand you're wrong again:

    https://ai.googleblog.com/2018/09/googles-next-generation-music.html

    With Now Playing, we originally set out to use machine learning to create a robust audio fingerprint compact enough to run entirely on a phone. It turned out that we had, in fact, created a very good all-round audio fingerprinting system

    [–] Just got my 3XL yesterday. Google's now playing feature is magic. ZergShotgunAndYou 14 points ago in GooglePixel

    Not on-device without needing connectivity to beam the audio sample back to their servers to do the actual recognition.The fact that they're now able to do the actual recognition basically in real time on a computationally constrained device using ML is awesome.

    [–] Pixel 3 screen broken? ZergShotgunAndYou 1 points ago in GooglePixel

    Pixel 3 XL panels are made by Samsung but the regular Pixel 3 is using panels supplied by LG:

    https://www.ifixit.com/Teardown/Google+Pixel+3+XL+Teardown/113656#s217262

    [–] Pixel 3 screen broken? ZergShotgunAndYou 2 points ago in GooglePixel

    Sorry to be the bearer of bad news, you lost the LG screen lottery.
    RMA is the only solution.

    [–] AXA's Fizzy now covering 80% of flights worldwide ZergShotgunAndYou 4 points ago in ethereum

    Incredible project.
    iI wanted to insure a few flights 2months ago but they weren't yet covered, it's great to see the expanded coverage.

    [–] Get 255€ off a Pixel 3 and Pixel 3 XL at Mediamarkt or Saturn on Ebay with the code POWERFRIDAY ZergShotgunAndYou 3 points ago in GooglePixel

    it gave me the same error when i tried to place the order.

    I logged out of my ebay my acct. and placed it as a guest and it worked

    [–] Buying Pixel 3 from Germany and get warrenty from another UE country ZergShotgunAndYou 1 points ago in GooglePixel

    Yeah that's the risk but for 250eur off i'm willing to take it.

    Even if i end up needing to RMA it it's still gonna be vastly cheaper than buying it here

    [–] Buying Pixel 3 from Germany and get warrenty from another UE country ZergShotgunAndYou 1 points ago in GooglePixel

    I placed an order and it went through.

    I got the "an unknown error has occurred,try again later" like 20 times.

    it doesn't like the billing address being different from the shipping address afaik.

    Now i'm gonna wait and see if they cancel it due to "suspicious activity" in 24 hrs.

    Godspeed to you.

    [–] Buying Pixel 3 from Germany and get warrenty from another UE country ZergShotgunAndYou 1 points ago in GooglePixel

    I'm in the same boat and the warranty isn't the only potential problem.

    Apparently Google is canceling a lot of orders where the devices are obviously being delivered to a mail forwarder service as it's not allowed by their ToS.

    see:

    https://www.reddit.com/r/GooglePixel/comments/9msdnz/how_to_buy_pixel_3_from_german_google_store_and/

    Payment seems to go through fine but the order is later cancelled due to "suspicious activity" and refunded.

    This is probably also due to the fact that people put the same billing address as the shipping address and automated anti fraud checks could not match the card holder name and residence to the billing address(card issued by an italian bank etc).

    I checked and there seems no way to specify a different billing address doing a checkout as guest on the german store if you're Italian.as soon as you select "italy" from the drop down menu it only asks for one address.

    Not sure i explained myself,try it and you'll see what i mean

    [–] All European P3/P3XL Discounts for Black Friday ZergShotgunAndYou 1 points ago in GooglePixel

    WTF, i just checked and you're right. I certainly hope they are gonna update it and we're not completely screwed.

    [–] Your smartphone photos are totally fake — and you love it ZergShotgunAndYou 3 points ago in GooglePixel

    Only fake thing is the journo's brain matter.

    Guess Astrophotography and microscopic photography are also fake since they capture things your eyes cannot see?

    [–] [Pixel 3] Fix for buzzing sound from speakers ZergShotgunAndYou 2 points ago in GooglePixel

    I just wish Google would acknowledge the issue,this is completely unrelated to their statement about the sound imbalance between top & bottom speaker being by design.

    The fact that you/AP couldn't manage to get a comment from someone at google even off the record/privately doesn't inspire me confidence.

    [–] Received Pixel 3 XL yesterday, speakers are good ZergShotgunAndYou 5 points ago in GooglePixel

    I don't have a problem with the back vibrating when playing music, engineering side-effect that doesn't impact usability.

    I don't have a problem with the sound imbalance due to earpiece being smaller than bottom speaker to fit into the notch.

    i DO have a problem with the speakers distorting at low volume:
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=D9Z9MVP5dKY

    These are 3 separate issues that are getting conflated here and if you could confirm your unit does not display similar acoustic behavior to the one in the video i linked it would be great.

    [–] The speaker ZergShotgunAndYou 6 points ago in GooglePixel

    Oh yeah?
    Quality is good but try playing Fur Elise or any classical music piece at mid to low vol. and report back, i've yet to see an unit that doesn't perform like this:
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=D9Z9MVP5dKY