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6 posts • joined 9 Nov 2010

Why can’t I walk past Maplin without buying stuff I don’t need?

Anguilla
Happy

""Allan George Dyer"" makes mention of Kowloon's Ap Liu Street - but if one just crosses the "Bamboo Curtain" beyond Hong Kong's ancient "New Territories" - to Lowu, and rides 6 stations down their MTR - exiting at Hua Qiang underground railway station in very close proximity to SEG Electronic Market (just across the road) one can immediately enter an "Aladdin's Cave" - well about 10 stories full of electronic goodies, the lowest floors given over to hundreds of small counters selling almost any electronic component you would ever need. And it close proximity to OTHER multi-storey emporiums selling similar components.

It is my "Mecca" and I go there fairly frequently to pay homage & to buy the things that CAN'T be found in ShamShuiPo's Apliu Street or the Golden Computer Centre across the road!

That it co$t$ me HK$900 [ ~GBP70] (I think it was, or maybe it's upped to HK$1200) for a 3 year unrestricted Commie China Visa is annoying, especially as my HK Chinese wife & our daughter get in and out for free, but I don't have the wallet battering experience too often.

Apart from Ap Liu Street, a place I discovered about 37 years ago, there's little else in HK for the few electronic experimenters to gather components.

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Lenovo ThinkPad pad emerges

Anguilla
Facepalm

First to the post?

Well, I saw a Lenovo Tablet - with Android 2.2 in one of Shumchun's massive 10 floor of computer & electronics plazas (Segoo) [a 6 MTR station ride from Lowu crossing in/out of Hong Kong] on Wednesday of last week... Didn't see any keyboard with it then... and failed to note down the price!

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Jaybird Freedom wireless Bluetooth buds

Anguilla
Facepalm

Jaybird Freedom wireless Bluetooth buds

Too expensive !

I'm perfectly happy with my Hong Kong $ 25 wired buds - I don't feel broken hearted when such devices get intermittent / broken connecting wires.

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Alleged Renault spies fight back

Anguilla
Thumb Down

Chink in their armour?

Seems that Renault claims that there was a "Chink in their Amour" - or should that read "Armour" ?

Having driven a few of their cars, I certainly was never amoured with them !

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Indian piracy arrests bother Bollywood BitTorrenters

Anguilla
Joke

Bolt hole? No - a Rope!

Hinder the Fuzz at the door - climb up the "Indian Rope Trick" & disappear!

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Harrods blings up Android tablet, quintuples price

Anguilla
Unhappy

Tablets? - they don't cut it for me!

For a little more than about 60 Quid I got a 64GB Eken-m003-android across the semi-permeable "Bamboo Curtain" separating Freedom Loving Hong Kong from Shumchum.

Of course, I'll never buy an Apple iPad - there's been far too much Foxcom - Shumchun District - blood spilt by their suicidal staff pushed beyond their endurance!

In all honesty, I can NOT say that it was a "knock out" buy, I still prefer the easier to operate Lenovo Netbook I reserve for travelling around the world.

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