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The Tech Section / Tech Rants And Raves / My Wife's Android Lost All Of Its Data, Temporarily.
« on: June 27, 2014, 11:09:04 PM »
My wife and I both have Android smartphones. I walked into the kitchen the other day and my 6 year old was holding my wife's smartphone in his hand and he had a guilty look on his face. I asked him what he was doing and he said he was trying to guess Mommy's phone code. My wife has a 4 digit code on her phone that you have to enter to unlock it. He wanted to play, "Angry Birds" but he had not asked first.
I asked him for the phone and when he gave it to me there was the little Android on the screen and a message that said, "Erasing". I do not remember if there were any other words there but it was obviously too late because the erasing bar was almost done. When I got my wife's phone restarted it asked me if I wanted to use the English language to set up the phone. I knew we were in trouble then and that all of her contacts, photos, music, and other files would be gone.
Fortunately, I had backed up her phone six months ago so she only lost some of her data and she was able to retrieve most of her contacts back from Verizon. I had backed the phone up on her desktop computer mainly because the automatic backup service was lacking. It was always running out of storage space and backing up things at the most inconvenient times.
My wife asked a Verizon technician how our son had managed to erase all of the files in the first place and the technician said that our son had probably gotten into the menu settings and accidentally done a factory data reset on the phone.
I was astonished. I thought that you had to stick a paperclip in a really small hole or something and hold it in for 10 seconds to perform a factory data reset. How could it just be a simple option a couple of menus deep that anybody could select and accidentally erase all of your phone's data? Should not this "setting" at least be password protected??
What would have saved us a lot of aggravation would have been a message such as, "Warning! You have selected the factory data reset option. All of your phone's data and files will be lost permanently. Please enter your phone's 10 digit ID number to confirm." That probably would have stopped my 6 year old from doing what he did. Oh well, I guess all things considered, we got off lightly.
The Tech Section / No Agenda Unleashed/Comments / Please Get No Agenda Shows Down to 2 1/2 Hours
« on: June 07, 2014, 06:34:47 PM »
I usually enjoy listening to No Agenda shows with John and Adam on my commute to work. On a long commute, I listen to about an hour a day which works out to about 5 hours a week. My problem is when shows exceed 2 1/2 hours in length I start to fall behind.
Right now, I am nearly 5 shows behind which makes it difficult to comment and/or contribute to the show. Your analysis of current events is quite unique, so I wish you guys would figure out a way to make the shows a little shorter without cutting content.
Water Cooler / This and that / Figure Out These Number Sequences
« on: January 29, 2013, 07:53:09 PM »
Here are some interesting number sequences. Can you figure out what they are?
Some advice: Don't waste too much time on the, "Outside The Box" sequences. You will not figure them out unless you Google them.
1, 2, 4, 8, 16
0, 1, 1, 2, 3, 5
0, 1, 3, 6, 10
3, 1, 4, 1, 5, 9, 2
2, 3, 5, 7
1, 2, 6, 24, 120
1, 2, 5, 10, 17
1, 11, 21, 1211, 111221
59, 154, 605, 1111
1, 4, 27, 256
Math Comes In:
125, 376, 188, 94, 47
1, 2, 6, 20, 70
1, 1, 3, 11, 45, 197
1, 1, 5, 61, 1385
6, 28, 496, 8128
1, 5, 14, 30, 55
1, 2, 5, 15, 52
1, 2, 5, 14, 42
Outside The Box:
4, 8, 15, 16, 23
14, 23, 28, 33, 42
5, 9, 14, 27, 29, 54, 59
Here are the explanations:
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