Google Pixel 6 vs Galaxy s21 vs iPhone 13 Comparison of Specifications

Update - Now that I have had my Pixel 6 Pro a few months, here are a few observations.

Is the phone to huge?

  • Not at all in fact it is the same width and thickness as my old Pixel 3 XL and just 1/4 inch taller.

Is the in screen finger print scanner slow?

  • No it is very fast, just a fraction slower than the on the back scanner from my Pixel 3 XL, in fact I find it faster to scan my thumb print every time than to turn on the smart unlock which requires a swipe up to open the phone if it is unlocked because it detects it is on my body.

    Does the screen finger print work in bright light?

    • No it does not, you must shade the screen from direct sunlight or it will not work.

      Have I ever seen the screen flicker?

      • No

      Does the curved edge of the screen blur the image? Does it make it hard to swipe from the side?

      Ubuntu - The following packages have unmet dependencies:  nvidia-driver-515 : Depends:

      Cura gives Could not probe OpenGL. This program rquires OpenGL 2.0 or higher.


      I just dealt with the same issue on Ubuntu 22.04 when trying to install

      $ sudo ubuntu-drivers autoinstall
      Reading package lists... Done
      Building dependency tree       
      Reading state information... Done
      Some packages could not be installed. This may mean that you have
      requested an impossible situation or if you are using the unstable
      distribution that some required packages have not yet been created
      or been moved out of Incoming.
      The following information may help to resolve the situation:

      Linux Commands with examples


      Copy file1 to file2 preserving the mode, ownership and timestamp.

        $ cp -p file1 file2


      Rename file1 to file2. if file2 exists prompt for confirmation before overwritting it.

        $ mv -i file1 file2


      get confirmation before removing the file.

        $ rm -i file*


      change directory.

        $ cd path

      change back to previous directory

        $ cd -


      Print working directory, shows the path of the current directory

        $ pwd


      Echo the contents of the file to the screen one page at a time, see also less and cat

        $ more /opt/example/file.txt


      Display filesize in human readable format (e.g. KB, MB etc.,)

      Financial planning - Automatic Millionaire

      Book summaryautomatic millionaire cover

      The Automatic Millionaire starts with the powerful story of an average American couple—he’s a low-level manager, she’s a beautician—whose joint income never exceeds $55,000 a year, yet who somehow manage to own two homes debt-free, put two kids through college, and retire at 55 with more than $1 million in savings. Through their story you’ll learn the surprising fact that you cannot get rich with a budget! You have to have a plan to pay yourself first that is totally automatic, a plan that will automatically secure your future and pay for your present.
      What makes The Automatic Millionaire unique:
      ·        You don’t need a budget
      ·        You don’t need willpower
      ·        You don’t need to make a lot of money
      ·        You don’t need to be that interested in money
      ·        You can set up the plan in an hour

      Ambulance down in the valley

      by Joseph Malins (1895)

      -a poem about prevention -


      'Twas a dangerous cliff, as they freely confessed,

      though to walk near its crest was so pleasant;

      but over its terrible edge there had slipped

      a duke and full many a peasant.


      So the people said something would have to be done,

      but their projects did not at all tally;

      some said, 'Put a fence 'round the edge of the cliff, '

      some, 'An ambulance down in the valley.'


      But the cry for the ambulance carried the day,

      for it spread through the neighboring city;

      a fence may be useful or not, it is true,

      but each heart became full of pity

      for those who slipped over the dangerous cliff;


      And the dwellers in highway and alley

      gave pounds and gave pence, not to put up a fence,

      but an ambulance down in the valley.


      'For the cliff is all right, if your careful, ' they said,

      'and if folks even slip and are dropping,

      it isn't the slipping that hurts them so much

      as the shock down below when they're stopping.'


      So day after day, as these mishaps occurred,

      quick forth would those rescuers sally

      to pick up the victims who fell off the cliff,

      with their ambulance down in the valley.

      GTD—or “Getting things done”—is a framework for organizing and tracking your tasks and projects.

      What is “GTD”?

      Based on

      GTD—or “Getting things done”—is a framework for organizing and tracking your tasks and projects. Its aim is a bit higher than just “getting things done”, though. (It should have been called “Getting things done in a much better way than just letting things happen, which often turns out not to be very cool at all”.) Its aim is to make you have 100% trust in a system for collecting tasks, ideas, and projects—both vague things like “invent greatest thing ever” and concrete things like “call Ada 25 August to discuss conference schedule”. Everything!

      Sound like all other run-of-the-mill to-do list systems, you say? Well in many ways it is, but there is more to it, and it’s really simple. Promise! So please read on.

      One of the basic assumptions of GTD is that you are dumb—or, rather, that your subconsciousness is quite dumb when it comes to thinking about things you should do. For example knowing you need to get your watch repaired, but instead of reminding you when you actually bike past the watch store, it implants an incessant feeling of “I need to remember … something” in your brain.

      Jessica Kerr put it perfectly:

      James Lawrence, the “Iron Cowboy" spreads hope

      Iron CowboyJames Lawrence, best known as the “Iron Cowboy", was born in Calgary, Alberta, Canada. Married to Sunny who is the partner in their journey, is also a proud father of five wonderful kids: his daughters, Lucy, Lily, Daisy and Dolly, and his son, Quinn. On June 6, 2015, James attempted to complete 50 Ironman Triathlons in 50 consecutive days across all 50 U.S. States.

      He trained knowing that he and his family would be moving from state to state and race to race in an RV, with little time to pick up or prepare meals along the way so he had to be sure his body was prepared to get through each race on “regular” food. He invited people in every state to join him on the last leg of the marathon, and most dinners and bike sandwiches were supplied by coordinators in each city. Lawrence didn’t have the luxury of relying on a highly specialized diet when so much of what he ate was out of his hands.

      Augmenting Human Creativity in the Age of AI | James Taylor

      There is one distinctly human competitive advantage: that is human creativity. This session is tailored to give you an expert perspective on the new science of ‘Super Creativity’ to generate, evaluate, develop and implement ideas quickly.

      Speaker: James Taylor, Business Creativity, Innovation and Artificial Intelligence Expert


      Pandemic part of God's plan

      1. God was not surprised by or unprepared for the pandemic.

      2. Come follow me home centered gospel learning

      3. Ministering in a higher and holier way, more than just home visits every month

      4. Prophets council to prepare physically and spiritually.

      5. Things have slowed down.

      6. Bigger focus on families

      7. Time to study the gospel more.

      8. Career changes

      9. Video conference technology, zoom, webcams, internet, social media

      10. Temple renovations like Salt Lake, St George, Church Office Plaza while visitors not allowed

      11. Employees work from home spend more time with family, less time at office or commuting. Parents at home during lunch

      12. Missionaries allowed to call home every week to connect with family, share spiritual experiences.

      13. Missionaries given tablets then smart phones so they can run apps like Google hang outs, zoom

      14. Missionary work forced to change to new and better methods, do more on line, on the phones with video conference, not knocking doors. Baptisms are up.

      15. Young men activities separated from Boy Scouts, merit badges, Scout camps.

      16. Women were allowed to get endowed without serving missions, thus allowing sealings now.

      17. Starting sifting process.

      18. Some less actives are joining zoom church.