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Oct 14, 18, 4:47 pm
Replies: 47
Views: 2,989
Posted By Internaut

This is a travel forum, for people who fly...

This is a travel forum, for people who fly frequently. Good luck using your simplified wireless headphones that just work, while flying.
Oct 12, 18, 12:59 pm
Replies: 7
Views: 3,641
Posted By Internaut

Ummm... Have you checked the “Roamed Data”...

Ummm... Have you checked the “Roamed Data” setting of the phone? All smartphones have one of these because a smartphone can financially murder you while you sleep.
Oct 11, 18, 3:56 pm
Replies: 23
Views: 5,084
Posted By Internaut

I’ve been happy enough with the Microsoft Sculpt...

I’ve been happy enough with the Microsoft Sculpt Touch Mouse and, before that, the smaller Wedge mouse. Both lack a proper wheel, but that hasn’t been a problem for me. I use my mouse in addition...
Aug 23, 18, 3:28 pm
Replies: 5
Views: 1,153
Posted By Internaut

Yes, one of the big updates took over a day, many...

Yes, one of the big updates took over a day, many resets and use of the Windows 10 Update Troubleshooter tool. Fortunately, Microsoft seems to have improved the process a great deal.
Aug 20, 18, 3:59 pm
Replies: 36
Views: 5,092
Posted By Internaut

So who’s still using the Surface 3, three years...

So who’s still using the Surface 3, three years on? Mine fell into disuse for over a year until a couple of weeks ago when I needed something for note taking and light work on the move. It took the...
Aug 20, 18, 3:35 pm
Replies: 5
Views: 1,153
Posted By Internaut

The new Surface Go is looking like a worthy...

The new Surface Go is looking like a worthy successor to the Surface 3. As always, there’s an LTE version “coming later”.
Forum: Africa
Jun 2, 18, 6:27 pm
Replies: 25
Views: 5,739
Posted By Internaut

In Zimbabwe, I tended to stick to 10-20% but,...

In Zimbabwe, I tended to stick to 10-20% but, because I spent s lot of time there, I occasionally treat people who regularly served me (e.g. a USD twenty bill handed to the lady who left a chocolate...
Forum: Africa
Jun 2, 18, 6:10 pm
Replies: 5
Views: 923
Posted By Internaut

I’ve never had any issues with this sort of...

I’ve never had any issues with this sort of question, anywhere. I think as long as you have some cash (I recommend USD 500-1000*, if cards are routinely accepted; more if not) and have credit cards,...
Forum: Africa
May 30, 18, 3:49 pm
Replies: 14
Views: 1,541
Posted By Internaut

Iíve only been to DRC on business, and only to...

Iíve only been to DRC on business, and only to Kinshasa. I canít recommend the place. The hotel was nice enough (I stayed at the Fleuve Congo, with a nice view over to Brazzaville) and in a part of...
May 3, 18, 12:27 pm
Replies: 311
Views: 190,330
Posted By Internaut

I think youíd need to put yourself in their...

I think youíd need to put yourself in their shakes. Nineteen billion buys a lot of principle :D.

I have a hard time begrudging them the success (but Darth Hoodie)!
May 1, 18, 5:56 pm
Replies: 311
Views: 190,330
Posted By Internaut

Sometimes it just happens. A man creates...

Sometimes it just happens. A man creates something great, gets a good reputation and then sells out. Well done on then selling at the right point. Good ideas and hard work deserve reward. Weíd...
Apr 27, 18, 12:03 pm
Replies: 8
Views: 717
Posted By Internaut

Thanks for that. Iím starting to research...

Thanks for that. Iím starting to research (ramping up my up-skilling)... The advantage of the T series seems to be that a lot of the better suppliers will offer a new HDD/SSD, new battery and offer...
Apr 26, 18, 1:42 pm
Replies: 8
Views: 717
Posted By Internaut

Main worry with the T (and other Thinpads) was...

Main worry with the T (and other Thinpads) was determining what generation, what generation of USB and so on. There is treasure, in the second hand had refurb market, but the available information...
Apr 25, 18, 1:44 am
Replies: 12
Views: 1,231
Posted By Internaut

That's exactly what I'm after. With Lightroom...

That's exactly what I'm after. With Lightroom (and, increasingly, development tools) in the cloud, an always on/always connected Chromebook is stating to make sense. Oddly enough, Windows is going...
Apr 23, 18, 2:29 pm
Replies: 8
Views: 717
Posted By Internaut

It's a 2015 model, which I believe is 3rd gen. ...

It's a 2015 model, which I believe is 3rd gen. Working nicely, so far (tough only just done all the Windows updates, and waiting for it to download Office).....
Apr 22, 18, 11:57 am
Replies: 12
Views: 1,231
Posted By Internaut

I've been looking at Chromebooks for a long time,...

I've been looking at Chromebooks for a long time, because I like the whole thin client idea. I’m not impressed with the current crop:
- Intel processors are the rule, rather than the exception

-...
Apr 20, 18, 7:09 am
Replies: 8
Views: 717
Posted By Internaut

Thanks for your advice. I did take a punt on a...

Thanks for your advice. I did take a punt on a Carbon, in the end, but one that's a little newer and that the refurb company (a large outfit, based here in Manchester) routinely supplies with...
Apr 19, 18, 2:00 pm
Replies: 8
Views: 717
Posted By Internaut

So, I'm after refurb laptop for development and experimentation. X1 Carbon?

Will also be doing a some travelling with me, as a backup laptop when on business. I don't want to spend a lot - I want something I can break. I'm seeing a lot of Lenovo Thinkpad Carbon X1 laptops...
Apr 10, 18, 5:29 pm
Replies: 145
Views: 9,231
Posted By Internaut

I was somewhat surprised when my contactless Amex...

I was somewhat surprised when my contactless Amex charge card worked in Lanzarote (Spain). Itís not that credit cards donít work there; I just get the impression that South Europe (and Germany) very...
Apr 10, 18, 5:22 pm
Replies: 225
Views: 20,925
Posted By Internaut

Fair enough. They are all pretty boring, these...

Fair enough. They are all pretty boring, these days (no matter how hard they try).

My 2018 Phone is a Huawei P20, btw.
Apr 9, 18, 1:46 pm
Replies: 225
Views: 20,925
Posted By Internaut

Wot no 2018 thread?

Wot no 2018 thread?
Forum: Africa
Mar 16, 18, 1:19 pm
Replies: 7
Views: 891
Posted By Internaut

I donít think any of those areas have Yellow...

I donít think any of those areas have Yellow Fever, while any/all may require a certificate for travelling from certain destinations. However, Iíd recommend getting it as a precaution. There has...
Forum: Africa
Mar 8, 18, 5:22 pm
Replies: 6
Views: 890
Posted By Internaut

Only information I have is a good few years old....

Only information I have is a good few years old. It can be fastest route to Namibia, from many parts of Europe, but service was described as stingy to say the least. One colleague, who flew with them...
Forum: Africa
Mar 5, 18, 3:52 pm
Forum: Africa
Feb 24, 18, 5:28 pm
Replies: 3
Views: 416
Posted By Internaut

I've chanced it, a couple of times, and gone...

I've chanced it, a couple of times, and gone through normal immigration,instead, where the transit line has backed into the immigration area. Itís been over a year, for me, but it was pretty random.
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