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  • Moot_Point 15 Dec 2012 12:12:42 3,917 posts
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    The world is playing with your mini. Heh!

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  • mcmonkeyplc 17 Dec 2012 10:18:07 39,387 posts
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    Finally arrived in the UK...at the wrong freaking Airport. Stanstead to Twickenham is a lot further than Heathrow to Twickenham.

    Silly UPS.

    Come and get it cumslingers!

  • THFourteen 17 Dec 2012 10:30:01 32,879 posts
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    whilst you are waiting - are there any pubs in twickenham that show footy?

    was round there looking at houses again on saturday, everywhere had some sort of american football on!

    no wait, i think they called it rugby

    Edited by THFourteen at 10:30:11 17-12-2012
  • mcmonkeyplc 17 Dec 2012 10:32:22 39,387 posts
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    Errm did you not notice the signs that say the Home of England rugby when you pull into the train station? :)

    That said there are plenty of pubs that show football in Twickenham. I prefer the bear but they all show them...unless it clashes with a an England International.

    It was the Heineken Cup that they had on TV, the Rugby equivalent of the champions league...you'll need to learn this stuff :)

    Edited by mcmonkeyplc at 10:33:42 17-12-2012

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  • THFourteen 17 Dec 2012 10:47:19 32,879 posts
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    heh suppose i will have to work out what it all means one day.

    its nice round there, very leafy and green.
  • mcmonkeyplc 17 Dec 2012 11:02:43 39,387 posts
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    A Burger King has opened near the station....just thought I'd let you know. :)

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  • THFourteen 17 Dec 2012 11:08:46 32,879 posts
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    Lol. Always important to know where the best kebab shops are.

    We had lunch at a pizza place on the little cobbled street off the high street which was great and the mrs bought sweets in the ye olde sweet shop. Then we walked up the other way from the station (turned right as you come out) and there was a dodgy chicken place AND a doner place too. result.
  • mcmonkeyplc 17 Dec 2012 11:16:51 39,387 posts
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    You ate on Church Street. Lots of nice restaurants there. They have "street dining" in the summer where the restaurants have tables out on the road.

    I actually went to a Spanish tapas restaurant at the end of that road last night.

    Plenty of Kebab shops in Twickenham, fear ye not.

    Come and get it cumslingers!

  • THFourteen 17 Dec 2012 12:02:20 32,879 posts
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    Oh is it mainly Chelsea down that end of the way?

    One of my main concerns about moving southwest. I'd always pictured myself living nearer Highbury back in the day, but the areas around there aren't great, apart from West Hampstead which is ridiculous on any normal budget.
  • mrpon 17 Dec 2012 12:03:03 28,483 posts
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    Get a room.

    Give yourself 5 or gig, you're worth it.

  • THFourteen 17 Dec 2012 12:06:18 32,879 posts
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    hopefully 3 bedrooms
  • mrpon 17 Dec 2012 12:07:41 28,483 posts
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    One each and a shagging room?

    Give yourself 5 or gig, you're worth it.

  • THFourteen 17 Dec 2012 12:15:02 32,879 posts
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    no silly, one each and one room for the ipad mini
  • mcmonkeyplc 18 Dec 2012 11:34:25 39,387 posts
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    It's arrived!

    Come and get it cumslingers!

  • THFourteen 18 Dec 2012 11:46:12 32,879 posts
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    i give it about half an hour before you decide you hate it and want to send it back again :-)
  • mrpon 18 Dec 2012 11:47:48 28,483 posts
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    mini Retina out in Jan.

    Give yourself 5 or gig, you're worth it.

  • mcmonkeyplc 18 Dec 2012 11:57:53 39,387 posts
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    Well I've already shouted at it: "Where the fuck are the games I bought for my iphone?!"

    Then realised the app store defaulted to ipad apps. :)


    Currently downloading Street Fighter IV and other apps.

    Come and get it cumslingers!

  • mcmonkeyplc 18 Dec 2012 13:25:42 39,387 posts
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    I've got a headache. I'll blame the ipad for that :)

    Come and get it cumslingers!

  • THFourteen 18 Dec 2012 13:45:29 32,879 posts
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    are you using safari a lot on it? i did find that it gave me a headache actually.

    i had to get another browser which made the text bigger by default.
  • mcmonkeyplc 18 Dec 2012 14:32:15 39,387 posts
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    Haven't really used it much for reading at all. All I've done is have a quick go at SF IV realised that the touch controls are still wank yet easier some how.

    Loaded facebook and spotify and then got on with some work whilst listening to spotify on it.

    I have to say that the apps look much better than do on android.

    That's all for now. I don't see the problem with the screen resolution. It's fine although that may change once I've done some reading on it.

    Come and get it cumslingers!

  • mcmothercruncher 1 Jan 2013 17:07:14 6,486 posts
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    With a two year old I don't want to murderize bad guys in front of, my gaming is increasingly getting squeezed lately, so I'm considering an iPad.

    Leaning toward the mini for the portability. I know I'll be down on horsepower, but there must be a skip load of current and older games that it can handle with ease, away from the 3D reverse uber polygon flibberty gibbet stuff, yes?

    Also, from experience, would anyone say the 16Gb model is a touch tight on space, should I go for the 32Gb?

    I really resent getting fleeced by paying the extra for the 32Gb model- a sum of money that could buy an entire terrabyte hard drive for fuck's sake. But, if I can fill it with some decent apps, a couple of movies and a good amount of games and not have to worry about shuffling stuff around via cloud type services, I guess I can just about justify it. Just.

    Any thoughts from the 3 people in the UK who managed to get one, much appreciated :-P
  • Moot_Point 1 Jan 2013 17:32:02 3,917 posts
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    Well with all the free apps and 69p sale prices over Christmas, I'm glad I got the 64Gb model really. Some games require some space to run, so if I were in your shoes, I would go for the 32Gb.

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  • Dante_Cubit 1 Jan 2013 17:50:22 1,886 posts
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    Just wondering what you folks thought was the best cellular deal going? I'd like a least a gig a month and preferably a short term contract if possible.
  • mcmothercruncher 1 Jan 2013 18:47:29 6,486 posts
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    Cheers Moot, noted.
  • yegon 1 Jan 2013 20:39:06 5,171 posts
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    Dante_Cubit wrote:
    Just wondering what you folks thought was the best cellular deal going? I'd like a least a gig a month and preferably a short term contract if possible.
    I buy Three 3gb three month data sims off Amazon for about a tenner, and cut them down to nano size. You can can actually get them cheaper, about 7, if you do all that quidco shit.

    http://www.amazon.co.uk/Mobile-Broadband-Ready-Preloaded-Devices/dp/B003Z0T3X2/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1357072704&sr=8-1

    Alternatively, if you have access to an unlocked iPhone, you can get a T-Mobile prepaid sim for about 10, activate it in the iPhone, and get 500mb/month for 12 months. You read that right, a one off payment of 10 for 12 months of 500mb/month. I used to do it but find I generally use about a 1gb a month these days.

    Unless you require more than a 1gb/month I advise against the monthly rolling contract with Three. They're an absolute ballache to escape from, I spent an hour on the phone to New Delhi cancelling mine a year or two ago. Otherwise, Three ftmfw, love them, use them with my phone, unlimited data for much cheapness.

    Edited by yegon at 20:44:03 01-01-2013

    Edited by yegon at 20:44:34 01-01-2013
  • Dante_Cubit 1 Jan 2013 20:45:46 1,886 posts
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    yegon wrote:
    Dante_Cubit wrote:
    Just wondering what you folks thought was the best cellular deal going? I'd like a least a gig a month and preferably a short term contract if possible.
    I buy Three 3gb three month data sims off Amazon for about a tenner, and cut them down to nano size. You can can actually get them cheaper, about 7, if you do all that quidco shit.

    http://www.amazon.co.uk/Mobile-Broadband-Ready-Preloaded-Devices/dp/B003Z0T3X2/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1357072704&sr=8-1

    Alternatively, if you have access to an unlocked iPhone, you can get a T-Mobile prepaid sim for about 10, activate it in the iPhone, and get 500mb/month for 12 months. You read that right, a one off payment of 10 for 12 months of 500mb/month. I used to do it but find I generally use about a 1gb a month these days.

    Unless you require more than a 1gb/month I advise against the monthly rolling contract with Three. They're an absolute ballache to escape from, I spent an hour on the phone to New Delhi cancelling mine a year or two ago. Otherwise, Three ftmfw, love them, use them with my phone, unlimited data for much cheapness.

    Edited by yegon at 20:44:03 01-01-2013
    Perfect. You sir, are a gentleman.
  • Moot_Point 1 Jan 2013 21:50:35 3,917 posts
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    @mcmothercruncher Another reason to consider the 32Gb is that the 16Gb is insanely popular. You could have a hell of a wait, if you want one sooner rather than later.

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  • TarickStonefire 2 Jan 2013 13:12:40 2,903 posts
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    I'd say get the most storage you can afford. If you can comfortably(ish) afford the 16GB but are considering the 32GB, stretch to 32GB. You will not regret it, you just don't have to think anywhere near as much about managing the space. I went with a 64GB iPad 3 last year after a 32GB iPad 1, and it's great.

    Any Netflix library in the world for a couple of quid a month? Gimme!

  • mcmothercruncher 3 Jan 2013 08:25:43 6,486 posts
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    Thanks folks, picked up the 32Gb yesterday- local store had 40 in, plus a smattering of cellular ones. 16 are indeed like gold dust, but glad I got the extra storage as I already used up 4Gb last night putting stuff on it :)
  • mcmonkeyplc 3 Jan 2013 09:20:47 39,387 posts
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    I think I've got a headache from reading on the Ipad mini this morning :(

    Any suggestions on how to prevent this? What are the best reading practices on these devices?

    White on black background or black on white? I was reading in sepia this morning but it didn't seem to make much difference going to white on black.

    Might be dehydration though.

    Come and get it cumslingers!

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