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bio website ram.rachum.com
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Israeli Python hacker.

I'm the creator of PythonTurtle and the Python Toolbox.


Jul
17
accepted Folder that automatically uploads to phone
Jul
17
comment Folder that automatically uploads to phone
Ah, I see now there's a Sync button, so I'm good.
Jul
17
comment Folder that automatically uploads to phone
I'd rather not have to wait until the night, I want it to happen immediately.
Jul
17
awarded  Critic
Jul
17
awarded  Commentator
Jul
17
comment Folder that automatically uploads to phone
Dropbox doesn't really download the files until you try to access them, which doesn't help me, I want them downloaded to the phone in advance.
Jul
17
asked Folder that automatically uploads to phone
Jul
2
awarded  Curious
Apr
26
awarded  Famous Question
Aug
4
awarded  Notable Question
Jun
20
awarded  Yearling
Jun
11
awarded  Popular Question
Apr
21
accepted How is WhatsApp able to receive messages when not in use?
Apr
21
comment How is WhatsApp able to receive messages when not in use?
I understand. Thanks for your patience!
Apr
21
comment How is WhatsApp able to receive messages when not in use?
When you say "waiting for an incoming network connection", do you mean waiting for a TCP connection to be established? How can it wait for a such a thing when the phone is not connected to the Internet? Or is there some kind of mechanism that connects the phone to the Internet when there's a Whatsapp message to receive?
Apr
20
comment How is WhatsApp able to receive messages when not in use?
Thanks for being more specific, but I still think that the crux of the issue wasn't looked at by your analysis. Step 8 is the troublesome one for me: How does it "push the message to your phone"? Send a network packet? But how can your device receive a network packet without being continuously online? Or perhaps there's some kind of mechanism that I'm not familiar with that makes the connection reestablish when a network packet is sent to your phone?
Apr
20
comment How is WhatsApp able to receive messages when not in use?
How could the server do a push? That's the crux of the question.
Apr
19
asked How is WhatsApp able to receive messages when not in use?
Feb
27
awarded  Promoter
Feb
25
comment Filtering notifications
Regarding the Play Store app, I have "Notifications" disabled but I still get notifications. The sad truth is that even the apps that do let you control their notifications, don't have controls that are fine-grained enough. It's not that I don't want to receive all notifications from the app, it's only some of them. If I cancel all the notifications from a certain app, I might be missing some important notifications. So really I don't see how what you're proposing is helping me.