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Hardware & Technology / Re: 4K/HDR tv
« on: November 12, 2017, 10:10:50 AM »
I'm looking but hesitant because of the HDR tech.
I have an Xbox and it's fussy. For it work the panel needs to be 10 bit, but early HDR panels are 8 bit.
Trying to find this info is a pain in the bum.

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Water Cooler / Re: School forcing me to buy an iPad
« on: November 03, 2017, 05:04:55 PM »
Assuming you're going to go with the basic 9.7" 2017 model, get her this cover with back-plate. It provides some drop protection. Cheap. Works OK (but not quite as well as the old Ipad2 leather covers).

https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B07253D5C1/

Suggest red or bright color to keep you from sitting on it.  Easier to find.

Cheers RC, will take a look

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Water Cooler / Re: School forcing me to buy an iPad
« on: November 03, 2017, 05:03:47 PM »
I know it's going to happen, but I had to get it off my chest.
I'm just more p***ed because I have no other alternative but to buy an overpriced slab of metal and glass.
It's just crazy, Chromebooks are perfect educational tools, the iPad isn't.



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Water Cooler / School forcing me to buy an iPad
« on: November 03, 2017, 04:17:49 PM »
Anyone else in the UK been subjected to this?

My eldest started secondary school last September so I'm new to this, but she came back from school today saying that to complete her homework she needs an iPad...... what! hang on a minute.
So I started looking to it thinking that I could get a chromebook instead but the school needs her to download ipad apps and they don't have the apps for any other platform.

Now I've never bought an apple product in my life, and it's p***ed me right off that I'm being forced into buying, if I don't them my child suffers.
Great, so the school chooses the most expensive platform on planet earth with no alternative option and probably gets a nice kickback from Apple for doing so.

Rant over.

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Economics & Investing / Re: Stack Overflow lays off reportedly 20% of staff
« on: November 03, 2017, 01:38:05 PM »
They have staff!?
I thought it was a collective of volunteers who had a superior complex to most on planet earth and enjoyed bigotry as a hobby

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Good read.

There's two types of subcom business. Discovery and necessity, with discovery being the hardest one to maintain.
Having recently moved my business model from just discovery to discovery and necessity I've seen huge improvements.
I've also implemented certain ways to 'force' my customers to stay with me, such as introducing an Amazon Prime style system where they need to spend X a month to retain the benefits of being a member, and offering the ability to lock in products that are on offer (normally the products that are on discovery) in their box so when the offer has finished they still benefit. This means if they were ever to cancel then they will lose those cheap prices, forever ;)
Once they have a box being sent, then it's so much easier for me to get them to add other products to it as it's already being sent to them rather than going else where. That's where I get them to increase the profit margin of each box being sent out.
It's still early days, but so far it looks promising albeit it's taking awhile to educate the customer as it's not the norm.

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Hardware & Technology / Re: Ring Video Doorbell
« on: October 21, 2017, 01:39:26 PM »
I used to have a little part time postie round, and these were popping up before I left.
It was very weird knowing I was speaking to someone, at times, in a different country.

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Water Cooler / Re: Eric Ward Passes
« on: October 19, 2017, 01:53:27 PM »
:( 58.... that's way too young to meet the maker

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Web Development / Re: Emulator for iOS on Windows
« on: October 19, 2017, 01:51:31 PM »
Fix it!!!!

Code: [Select]
$(document).on("click", "#button", function(event) {...need to have 'touchstart' aswell as 'click'
Code: [Select]
$(document).on("click touchstart", "#button", function(event) {...

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Web Development / Re: Emulator for iOS on Windows
« on: October 19, 2017, 11:02:57 AM »
I thought that would be the case.
It's a button on the checkout for an address lookup, but looking at the stats, the older iphones users are very small indeed, but it's annoying now that I know about it.

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Web Development / Emulator for iOS on Windows
« on: October 19, 2017, 10:53:11 AM »
I have nothing apple. Nada, nothing, but I've been told I have an issue with a button on my website that has an on click jquery function attached to it using their iphone.
I've managed to track down someone with an iphone and had a look and it works as intended.
My only thought is that they are using an old iphone - still waiting for them to get back to me.
Is there anything out there you can recommend that I can use on a Windows PC that will emulate using different versions of iOS/safari so I can a) see this problem happening and b) try and fix it


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Water Cooler / Re: Danny Sullivan joins Google
« on: October 09, 2017, 01:42:20 PM »
Matt & Danny  ;D


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Hardware & Technology / Re: Tablets in 2017
« on: October 02, 2017, 11:36:11 AM »
This one pop up in my news feed at the weekend - http://www.pocket-lint.com/review/142352-lenovo-tab-4-10-plus-review-the-android-based-answer-to-the-ipad
Might be worth a look

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Hardware & Technology / Re: Tablets in 2017
« on: September 27, 2017, 03:09:01 PM »
Never owned one, and probably won't.
But I am close to buying a Chromebook (that supports android apps), that will fold into tablet mode if that counts :)

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Hardware & Technology / Re: Cortana on Android phones
« on: September 20, 2017, 12:49:42 PM »
I've yet to find a single thing to do with it that is useful

Maybe it's an age thing as I struggle, but my 12 year old uses it all the time. She actually takes the mickey out of me when typing away "Dad what are you doing, that's so last year!"

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