Re: Too expensive
If you are in the UK and want a phone with 2 Sims then John Lewis have this:
Honor 10 Lite Dual SIM Smartphone, Android, 6.21”, 4G LTE, SIM Free, 64GB, Sapphire Blue
£199.95 and comes with a John Lewis 2 year warranty
12 posts • joined 2 Aug 2018
Pugwash here too. The first thing I do if I change my phone is to copy Cap'n Pugwash to it. On one occasion I was sitting in a Pub and heard the opening bars of Pugwash, reached for my phone and realised that some other bugger was using MY ringtone :-)
Fittingly the Pub was the Jolly Sailor on Poole Quay.
I have a mid 2010 27" iMac.
Intel Core i7 2.93 GHz
16 GB 1333 MHz DDR 3 RAM
ATI Radeon 5750 Graphics card with 1024 MB RAM
512GB SSD + 1TB HDD
This specification isn't enough to allow Mojave to be installed.
Not sure what the bottleneck is that prevents Mojave working satisfactorily. I'll stick with High Sierra until this machine bites the dust*
*That could be a long time, my 2006 iMac that I sold to a friend is still chugging along happily
Here in the UK John Lewis are offering the Huawei Mate 10 Pro for £399 sim free, and comes with a 2 Year JL Warranty*.
The phone was £699 on release, I'm hoping the P20 Pro follows a similar trajectory.
* I purchased a B+W Zeppelin from JL a few years ago. It developed a fault after about 18 months. I took it back to JL who sent it back to B+W. Ten days later I received an Email to say that my unit was ready for collection. I visited the store and they could not find it, someone else went to look, they couldn't find it. The manager apologised and said that they would give me a brand new one from their stock. Just as I was about to take the new Zeppelin away some b*gger went and found the repaired unit.:-( ( it had been sent back in plain packaging and they were looking for a B+W box )
When I unpacked the unit there was a letter of apology from B+W and a brand new 2 year warranty.
I like the camera on my S7 and quite like the look of the camera on new Huawei P20 pro. I've made a note to check it out next year once the price has dropped ( though no doubt there will be a newer phone with better camera available then ).
I see the Mate 10 Pro 128GB is selling for £399 with a 2 year warranty in John Lewis right now.
Hopefully the P20 Pro will follow a similar trajectory.
Not Computer related but one of the engineering companies that I worked for had a Refrigeration department which did installs and maintenance of commercial equipment and the occasional domestic job when work was slow.
Some of the fridges used a coolant that would on occasion separate out and lose effectiveness. This was fixed by loading the fridge into the back of the works van and going for a drive around The vibration / acceleration / deceleration would churn everything up and hey presto one working fridge.
We have a dedicated drawer which holds a collection of leads and chargers that have accumulated over the years.
I also have a "Muker" plug in monitor which piggybacks on to the USB socket and the lead for the item to be charged plugs in the other end. It gives a Voltage and Current read out. It's educational to plug in a device and then see how different cables allowing different current flow, sometimes the thinner O.D. cables perform better than thicker ones.
It's well worth getting one of these for a few quid and checking the various combinations of charger / cable to sort out the duff ones.
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