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Jun
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suggested rejected edit on How to avoid drinking vodka?
Jun
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Jun
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Jun
19
revised Is it normal to walk around an (American) hotel in pajamas?
Slight copyediting.
Jun
19
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Jun
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Jun
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suggested rejected edit on What happens when you book a flight to a country you don't have a visa for?
Jun
19
comment What happens when you book a flight to a country you don't have a visa for?
Dear answerer: the question is poorly written. It asks one question in the title, and a different question in the body. May I suggest you edit your answer to answer the question posed in the title also. May I suggest you mention that nothing will happen at the time of booking: the airline will be happy to take the OP's money and sell him a ticket without telling him anything about the destination country's visa requirements.
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comment Why does my phone's GPS not work in China?
@R..: Did you sit on a park bench (away from trees and buildings), start up your phone's Maps application, wait 13 minutes, and then verify that your phone had received the entire latest almanac?
Mar
29
revised Why does my phone's GPS not work in China?
Various additions, mostly copied from or adapted from stuff that the original poster has written in his Android.SE crosspost or elsewhere.
Mar
29
suggested approved edit on Why does my phone's GPS not work in China?
Mar
27
comment Why does my phone's GPS not work in China?
Dear Loren: Did you make sure that your GPS device had successfully saved the entire current almanac into its storage system? Once you have downloaded the most recent almanac (and it never takes less than 12.5 minutes), an unassisted GPS device may be able to get quicker fixes in downtown areas.
Mar
27
comment Why does my phone's GPS not work in China?
@MatthewHerbst: Your phone supports "assisted GPS", which helps in downtown areas. Loren's GPS device didn't.
Mar
27
comment Why does my phone's GPS not work in China?
@MatthewHerbst: On certain Android phones, you can use App Ops to take away permissions from Baidu Map. It might (or might not) be necessary to "root" your phone before you can use App Ops. If you want more information, try a Web search or post a question on Android.SE.
Mar
27
comment Why does my phone's GPS not work in China?
One handy tip: If you install OsmAnd then set its "sleep mode navigation service" to "Continuous" mode, your phone can keep searching for GPS ephemerides even while you play with non-GPS apps. It will place a notification in your notifications panel to remind you that it is still placing a load on your phone's battery (maybe even while your phone's screen is off). To enable the "sleep mode navigation service", I think go into OsmAnd map mode and tap on the "0/0" satellite status indicator, then set the slider to whatever you want.
Mar
27
comment Why does my phone's GPS not work in China?
I know you're using an Android device, not a Garmin device. Still, an article by Joe Mehaffey leads me to suspect that your device did lock onto 12 satellites, but did not manage to collect any satellite's ephemeris data. I reread Vince's comment below; maybe tall buildings, a car roof, or other obstacles (even trees) have been causing problems.
Mar
27
suggested rejected edit on How to avoid drinking vodka?
Mar
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suggested rejected edit on Why does my phone's GPS not work in China?